The island wiki:Community portal
New to Donkipedia and Jerripedia?
Anyone is welcome to contribute. All you have to do is:
- Register for a User Account - click the "Log in/ Create Account" link in the top right hand corner of this page.
- Validate your email address - check your emails, locate the email from Guernsey Society with title "Donkipedia e-mail address confirmation" and click on the link it contains
- Read the Guide for New Contributors
- Start Contributing (for help where to start - see To Do List below)
- 24 January 2012 - sites relaunched under www.theislandwiki.org
- 12 Mar 2010 - added CharInsert feature that presents commonly-used special characters beneath the edit box to make life easier for contributors.
- 2 Mar 2010 - installed Citations feature for creating footnotes and citing references and sources.
- 12 Feb 2010 - Jerripedia launched
- 24 Jan 2010 - Donkipedia launched
To Do List
If you would like to contribute but are unsure of what to contribute, see if you can help with any items on our To Do List below. Also see Wanted pages to see if you can help with any of these.
- Guernsey Surnames - make a start on each of the Surname pages using Surname template
- Guernsey Surnames - locate Dictionary of old Norman/Anglo-Norman surnames
- Notable Guernseymen - expand this list and improve categorisation
- Notable Guernseymen - check Oxford DNB for any other Guernseymen included there
- Notable Jerseymen - expand this list
- Bailiffs - Biographies are needed
- Guernsey Parishes - create a page for each parish
- Old Guernsey Houses - start creating a page for each based on table of contents from The Guernsey Farmhouse
- Old Jersey Houses - start creating pages for properties associated with your families. A list is already established
Content is needed on the history of the church in Jersey and its influence on the population. Parish church pages could do with more information
- Logo - we need our own logo (to replace the flags and map in the top left corner of the screen). If you have a good idea, then feel free to have a go and send it in!
- Images - enable the upload and inclusion of images
- List of Categories - start categorisation of articles and guidance for contributors
- List of Templates - create list of templates for contributors
Any ideas you have for contributing which are not covered above, please start a discussion on the Have Your Say page.