Flock's wiki is a place where authors and readers come together to exchange information. To readers, it's a place to find answers to questions about Flock. To authors, it's a place to communicate information that others may need.
People who want to work on Flock -- developers, designers, testers, translators, and writers -- find information about their specific tasks in the Develop, Design, QA, Translate, and Document sections. Non-technical users of Flock find answers to basic questions in the User Documentation section.
A wiki like Flock's is basically an easy way of authoring in HTML. Flock's wiki has many behind-the-scenes features that help track documents' revision history, link trees, and so forth.
For a more technical definition, see Wikipedia's definition of wiki
Flock has put up this wiki so Flock users can contribute to build the documentation. Many people will contribute, over time, to the Flock documentation effort. This effort will extend across many languages and operating systems.
Users, especially new users who are not entirely comfortable with browsers and other software, will rely on the documentation we build and maintain. We want to create guidelines for volunteer writers and editors to advance three goals:
«a consistent overall presentation
«support for new users who may be apprehensive
«help for more experienced users, who want to find the information they need as fast as possible without having to do numerous searches
The following guidelines are in embryo, and will become more established as we progress more in developing the documentation.
Each page should be added to a category. The category should be the last text in an article. This page is made part of the category Documentation Guidelines by ending it with [[Category:Documentation Guidelines]] . The list of categories is found at Special:Categories