Project:Editing Guidelines

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This wiki is for collaboration between Linden Lab and the Second Life community. Linden Lab cannot review every submission at submission time, but reserves the right to remove unsuitable content at any time. Linden Lab provides this wiki as a service to the communities represented by the portals:

New portals may be added at any time, subject to the discretion of Linden Lab.

Point of view

Articles in the main namespace should be written in the third person. The page history will contain the complete contribution history, so there's no need to sign articles. A generally neutral point of view should be adopted, with the caveat that this is for people wanting to help build Second Life, not for general complaints about Second Life as a service or of Linden Lab as a company. Criticism of the service which supports feature request or proposal is acceptable (e.g. "Here's problem X. Implementing Y will solve X."), but general complaints which only serve to discourage use of Second Life should be taken elsewhere.

New page creation

When creating a new page:

  • Use the simplest, most obvious name possible when creating new pages. You can always create a disambiguation page later if needed.
  • Help prevent wiki sprawl! Edit existing pages rather than creating new pages if at all possible

"Project" namespace

This wiki has a "Project:" namespace. However, that should be reserved for meta information about this wiki itself. On most MediaWiki installs, the "Project:" namespace is equal to the name of the wiki itself, but it's unset on this wiki, thus "Project:" is the sole way of getting to that namespace. The things that go into the "Project:" namespace should be limited to those things that are about editing policy or otherwise about this wiki, rather than about Second Life.