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== All article titles and headings ==
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==General==
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* Capital letters are used only for proper nouns and the first letter.  Ex: "Category:Mali programs"
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* Capital letters are used only for proper nouns and the first letter.
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** "[[Mali]]"
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** "[[List of resources for Samoa]]"
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== Titles ==
 
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* The main article for a country will be it's conventional short name used in everyday language. The official name will be redirected to the conventional short name.
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** "[[Morocco]]" instead of "Kingdom of Morocco".
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* Titles that use the country name should follow conventional English phrasing. This helps for search engines searching direct queries. (''Cities, towns, and villages are an exception, see below'')
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** [[Packing List for The Gambia]].
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* The word of 'Peace Corps' is understood for most article.
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** "Peace Corps Training in The Gambia" (as a title of subsection) would just be "[[Training in The Gambia]]"
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* The name of the Country is understood for subsections if the article has the country name in the title.
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**The section "What is the electric current in The Gambia?" under [[FAQs about Peace Corps in The Gambia]] becomes "What is the electric current?" since The Gambia is understood.
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== Titles ==
=== Category titles ===
=== Category titles ===
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* A category is titled in the plural if each member of the category constitutes an instance of what that title refers to. Ex: Category:Countries (each member of the category is "a country": Albania, Armenia, Ukraine, etc.).  Ex: Category:Transportation (each member of the category is related to transportation, but is not "a transportation").
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* A category is titled in the plural if each member of the category constitutes an instance of what that title refers to.
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** Use of '''plural''': <nowiki>[[Category:Countries]]</nowiki>    ''(each member of the category is "a country": Albania, Armenia, Ukraine, etc.)''
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** Use of '''singular''': <nowiki>[[Category:Transportation]]</nowiki>    ''(each member of the category is related to transportation, but is not "a transportation")''
=== Site titles ===
=== Site titles ===
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* Articles about sites are titled in the following format: the full name of the town, village, or city (spaces OK). Only include: ", Country" if there is another instance of the name existing in this wiki.
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* Articles about sites are titled in the following format: the full name of the site, excluding the country. Use ", ((Country))" if there is another instance of the name existing in this wiki.
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** External site: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mopti Mopti]  ''(in Mali, Africa)''
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** External site: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London%2C_Ontario London, Ontario] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London%2C_England London, England]
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=== Personal titles ===
=== Personal titles ===
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* Please do not use parentheses! Wiki supports any page title, so it will work but remember to have the URL of the page name read effectively do not use "()" or "[]". Periods are OK.
 
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* The following characters are can/can not be used in a title
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** '''not''' allowed: ( ) { } [ ] &
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** allowed: (period) (comma) [A-Z] [a-z] [0-9]
== Category tag use ==
== Category tag use ==
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*General tags "Category:Needs review" can be used anywhere ...or something to alert us to the article's status
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*General tags <nowiki>[[Category:Needs review]]</nowiki> can be used anywhere ...or something to alert administration to the article's status
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===Region articles===
===Region articles===
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*Category:Region"
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*<nowiki>[[Category:(Region name)]]</nowiki>
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** <nowiki>[[Category:Africa]]</nowiki>
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===Country articles===
===Country articles===
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*"Category:(Region name)"
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*"Category:(Country name)" this could also be a redirect???
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*<nowiki>[[Category:(Country name)]]</nowiki>
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**<nowiki>[[Category:Nigeria]]</nowiki>
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=== Personal articles ===
=== Personal articles ===
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*Slowly we can start to tag each personal page with the tags: "Category:(Country name) volunteers" or "Category:(Country name) staff" and "Category:(Country name)(the year service started)"  
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*The "volunteer" and "Volunteers who served in..." categories will slowly be phased out.
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*Tag each personal page with: <nowiki>[[Category:(Country name) volunteers]]</nowiki> or <nowiki>[[Category:(Country name) staff]]</nowiki> and <nowiki>[[Category:(Country name)(the year service started)]]</nowiki>
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''Note: Please use name of the country, example: <nowiki>[[Category:Bolivia volunteers]]</nowiki> not <nowiki>[[Category:Bolivian volunteers]]</nowiki>''
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For example to add an article called Albert Einstein to the category "people" and have the article sorted by "Einstein, Albert". You would type "<nowiki>[[Category:People|Einstein, Albert]]</nowiki>".
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*The tags: <nowiki>[[Category:volunteer]]</nowiki>and <nowiki>[[Category:Volunteers who served in (Country name)]]</nowiki> categories will slowly be phased out.
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== Category tags under a country ==
== Category tags under a country ==
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*All pages  must contain "Category:(Country name)"
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*All pages  must contain <nowiki>[[Category:(Country name)]]</nowiki>
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=== Site articles ===
=== Site articles ===
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* "Category:(Country name) sites"
 
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* A general grouping of all sites I think is still good under "Category:Sites"
 
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=== Country Program/Sector Article ===
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* <nowiki>[[Category:(Country name) sites]] </nowiki>
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* "Category:(Country name) programs"
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* A general grouping of all sites I think is still good under <nowiki>[[Category:Sites]] </nowiki>
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=== Country Group Article ===
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[[Category:Help]]
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* "Category:(Country name) (the year service started)"
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Revision as of 15:05, 29 December 2009

Contents

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Titles

Category titles


Site titles

Personal titles

Category tag use


Region articles


Country articles


Personal articles

Note: Please use name of the country, example: [[Category:Bolivia volunteers]] not [[Category:Bolivian volunteers]]

For example to add an article called Albert Einstein to the category "people" and have the article sorted by "Einstein, Albert". You would type "[[Category:People|Einstein, Albert]]".



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