Good idea to create a help template for new users

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Hi Declan,

Is template 101 intended to provide help for newbies?

I'm wondering whether there are ways in which we can simplify or improve on the concept template ...

for example to create a pdf document with all these instructions which can be inserted on a new user page for folk to download and print. This would be a great addition to our existing resources -- a print based "dummies guide" to getting started on WE.

This could also contain links to the relevant Help tutorial -- could save you a lot of time <smile>.

Mackiwg (talk)16:11, 11 January 2008

Hi Wayne,

It's just for tomorrow's workshop. I intend to start here: Instant_wiki_maker and depending on abilities my colleagues can choose to load all of the content and later delete it, or go with the simple blank slate. Interestingly there are few if any takers for the faculty workshop. The word on the street is that many folks equate the word wiki with wikipedia and have decided that they don't like it :( (also competing with library services). Next time I may title it collaborative writing. For now it may be empty and I'll attend the library workshop. Thanks for the suggestion. Also I have established a non-sysops alter ego (wikideckie) so that my screen looks like theirs (without the extra tabs).



Wikideckie (talk)16:32, 11 January 2008

It has issues however; the sand box created in this way is not a typical sand box. I'll get my head around that in the AM. Good night, Declan

Dmccabe (talk)16:38, 11 January 2008