A Konkani Wikipedia: can it make it?

Work is underway here. Everyone’s help is needed. Whether you have language skills or techie prowess.

Konkani wikipedia-in-incubation
How to get started?

Step 1 : Create Wikipedia username by clicking here :
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main+Page&type=signup
Step 2 : Go to Konkani Wikipedia at bit.ly/konkaniwikipedia. This will take you to main page of Konkani Wikipedia
Step 3 : Scroll down until you reach a bright orange box and click on 168 “all articles”. This will take you to the list of all articles which have already been written on Konkani Wikipedia (in Romi, Devanagari or Kannada script). You can choose to edit any of the existing articles or create a new article. However,  before creating a new article please check that a duplicate article doesnt already exist in your desired script.

How to create a new article?

Step 1 : Go to Konkani Wikipedia at http://bit.ly/konkaniwikipedia This will take you to main page of Konkani Wikipedia
Step 2: Scroll down until you reach a bright orange box where you’ll find a white search bar. After  “wp/gom/” type “the name of the article you want to create. Once again, please make sure that your article doesnt already exist.
Step 3: Click on ‘Create Page’. This will take you to a box where you can start typing your article (very similar to a word page)
Step 4: Write your article content in the empty box.
Step 5: Scroll down and click on ‘Show preview’ to view how your article will look once saved.
Step 6: If satisfied with your preview; Click Save.
Step 7: If you want to continue editing your article click on ‘Edit’ on right hand side.

How to edit an already existing article?

Step 1 : Go to Konkani Wikipedia at http://bit.ly/konkaniwikipedia This will take you to main page of Konkani Wikipedia
Step 2 : Scroll down until you reach a bright orange box and click on 155 “all articles”. This will take you to the list of all articles which have already been written on Konkani Wikipedia (in Romi, Devanagari or Kannada script).
Step 3: Click on article name that you wish to edit.
Step 4: Click on ‘Edit’ on top right hand side.
Step 5: Edit the way you would in a word document.
Step 6: Scroll down and click on ‘Show preview’ to view how your changes.
Step 7: If satisfied with your preview; Click Save.

How to create a heading?

Step1: Write your heading in the edit box
Step 2: Select and highlight the heading content
Step 3: On top of the edit box you’ll see a drop down of ‘Heading’ click on that
Step 4: Choose which level heading you want to create. Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 etc.

Note: Make sure you’re logged in while editing. If your username is displayed on top right hand side that means you’re logged in.

Important links:

Wiki mark up : http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Welcome2WP_English_Flap_081810.pdf
Introduction to Wikipedia:
http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Welcome_to_Wikipedia_brochure_EN.pdf
Help: Editing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing
FAQ Editing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:FAQ/Editing

The above note is from Nitika Tandon.

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