Quickie Wiki Intro
We encourage new and existing Mentors and Apprentices arriving to create a Wiki Profile Page for yourself on the Second Life Wiki so people can always find you. This is particularly useful for those with language abilities or other skills.
You can detail information about yourself above and beyond what you normally would send out via SL Volunteer mailing list. Additionally, you can incorporate simple templates into your page which will automatically "register" your group role or abilities.
Log In To Create Your Profile Page
- If you haven't already you must first Log In to the Second Life Wiki.
- Click the LOG IN/CREATE ACCOUNT link at the top right of this page. Use your IN-WORLD name and your IN-WORLD password.
- Once logged in, your name will appear at the top of the page. Click your name. It is a hyperlink which will take you to a page such as: https://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User:Your_Name and you will placed into EDIT mode (if the page doesn't exist).
- Create Your Content
- If you are familiar with Wiki's, begin creating your Profile Page. Even if you're not familiar with Wiki's, put something in there that you can think of and is pertinent to your role as a mentor. You can work on the formatting later.
- In the very least, include the section on "Templates" (content to be created) below to register your skills and language abilities.
- Seek Help
- You can visit the Wiki help pages SL Wiki Help or Wikipedia Help for details on what the wiki markups are.
- You can also view the wiki markups of other people's pages, to see what they did to make their pages look the way they do. Edit the other mentor's page to view the markups, 'but do not save your changes to their pages!!!'.
- If you are not able to figure out the wiki markup, contact the any number of ( SL Mentor Scribes ) and ask them if they'll help you with your page. Please note that there will need to be "sweat equity" on your part. You will provide the content and the Mentor Scribes will help create your page in a nice, Wiki format.
What To Put Into Your Page
You'll need to think about what you're going to tell the other mentors and commit it in writing so it can be wiki-fied. Here is a sample markup
- I'm YOUR NAME from Germany. I am dedicated to the Second Life Volunteer program.
- My goal is to help make the Second Life Volunteers second to none.
- I speak English and German and can script in LSL.
This markup will give you a short and sweet introduction about yourself and state in words what your language abilities are and that you can script.
The strange markups allow you to be automatically registered in the various pages. The markups themselves are not visible, but they produce a nice navigation at the bottom of the page, with your name registered. The example shows that you are a
- Second Life Mentor
- English speaking Resident
- English speaking Volunteer
- German speaking Resident
- German speaking Volunteer
The above markup would produce a page that looks something like the following.