Wiki Life Hack: the 2016 New year's resolution of a Wiki article starter (The TechNet Wiki and what it IS)
With the new fresh start of 2016, I'm quickly jumping in with an extra surprise post.
But before I kick off, allow me to wish everyone Best Wishes for 2016, lots of success on the TNWiki and a productive year of Wiki articles and blogs!
As before, I'm focusing on the TechNet Wiki governance... (yes, the good guy that keeps rubbing your nose in the positive approach of Rules and Guidelines on the TechNet Wiki...)
Now dumping the lists of guidelines again, to provide you with a top 5 of items that the TechNet Wiki IS and how to make it better for everyone.
[REPRHASE: what are the most frequent pitfalls you need to avoid as Wiki Ninja...]
You don't need to figure it out your self, we've collected the most important items for you.
But after the new year's party, it might be useful to check back on the rules and guidelines that help you to publish the content we need.
1. TechNet Wiki is A WIKI
TechNet Wiki is a WIKI in first place, to stimulate and allow community cooperation.
It's key to write your articles in 3rd person, an open format that allows the community to work on it with you.
2. TechNet Wiki is COMMUNITY
Wiki first of starts with "W" as in "We", not "U"
YOU DO GET the credits, but the content is owned by the community.
3. TechNet Wiki is about MEANINGFUL CONTENT.
It's essential to add essential, searchable content to the TechNet Wiki... Step by step descriptions on the TechNet Wiki are great value.
4. TechNet Wiki is about respect.
In short: ONLY POST content you OWN.
Be smart, be original! We do support and encourage people to participate to make interesting contributions...
5. TechNet Wiki is about long term value.
Short term value message, single point of view articles, product marketing articles should not be posted on TechNet Wiki...
Invest your time in valuable content that can withstand the pressure of time for a while.
We all know the products come and go... usually with a cycle of 5 years...so plenty of time to shine.
Need more info, check the right-hand side menu on the TNWiki landing page
- Wiki: User Experience Guidelines
- Wiki Governance: Guideline on Publishing Videos
- (*) https://aka.ms/notfortnwiki
Pretty neat list to put in your New Year's resolutions, right?
Welcome to another year of TechNet Wiki... it's going to be very exciting!