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Before creating a new article, you should double-check that it hasn't been written before under a different name. Try searching on several search terms. Think of similar words to describe the topic. If you can't find the article after doing that, then make it!
Creating a new page in Wiki couldn't be simpler. All you have to do is get to a page that doesn't exist, and start typing into it. That's all!
How do you do that?
There are three ways to get to a page that doesn't exist yet:
1. Go to the Sandbox, and make a link with the name of your article, by enclosing the article name with two "square brackets", as in the example below:
Then save the page and click the link!
2. Or you can type the url of a page you want to create. For example, from the Main Page, look at the address bar, see at the end of the URL where it says Main_Page? Just change Main_Page to whatever you want! A blank page will come up and you can type into it. It's that simple. Let's say you want to write an article about poison ivy, just change Main_Page to poison_ivy, and there you go! <-- someone already did this one! BigWhiteTruck 12:00, 23 Nov 2005 (EST)
3. Click on an existing link to a page that doesn't exist: If you see a link in red, it is a link to a wiki page that does not exist yet. If you want to make it exist, click the link and start typing away. This is used in our Articles we would like to see page extensively. You can create your own red links simply by placing double square brackets around any word or term while you are typing up or editing an article.
At any time you can edit an existing article by clicking the "Edit" button at the top of the page.
After you create an article, you should link it from several places to make sure other people can find it.