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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:(Country name) (the year service started)"
 
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Revision as of 15:05, 29 December 2009

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Titles

Category titles


Site titles

Personal titles

Category tag use


Region articles


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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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