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This article outlines all you need to start contributing to the SEG Wiki. Read the [[#Ten things you can do|ten things you can do]] and the '''brand new [http://bit.ly/1BT9o8v wiki help videos]''' for a quick overview of this page. If you would like one-on-one help, please [[#Personalized support|contact us]].  
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This article outlines all you need to start contributing to the SEG Wiki. If you would like one-on-one help, please [[#Personalized support|contact us]].  
  
 
== Ten things you can do ==
 
== Ten things you can do ==
# '''Read it''' — find a [[#Pages needing attention|page or category]] that interests you, and start exploring the content <ref>[http://www.agilegeoscience.com/journal/2013/9/17/ten-ways-to-make-a-difference.html Ten ways to make a difference]. Matt Hall. Agile* Geoscience. ''This list originated from the Agile* blog.''</ref>
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'''Insider tip''': [http://wiki.seg.org/images/6/6e/SEG_Wiki_markup_quick_reference_FINAL.pdf SEG Wiki cheatsheet]: all the most used wiki markups on one sheet.
# '''Edit it''' — check out these [[#Common editing tasks|common editing tasks]]
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# '''Read it''' — search for a topic that interests you (top right of your screen), and start exploring the content.<ref>[http://www.agilegeoscience.com/journal/2013/9/17/ten-ways-to-make-a-difference.html Ten ways to make a difference]. Matt Hall. Agile* Geoscience. ''This list originated from the Agile* blog.''</ref>
 
# '''Share it''' — like most of the web, wikis need to be shared to survive. When you find something useful, share it and tag us @SEGWiki.
 
# '''Share it''' — like most of the web, wikis need to be shared to survive. When you find something useful, share it and tag us @SEGWiki.
# '''Add a profile''' — after becoming a registered user of SEG, add some [[#Creating your own profile|info about yourself]].  
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# '''[[Help:Creating articles#Create your own profile|Add a profile]]''' — after becoming a registered user of SEG, [[Help:Creating articles#Create your own profile|add your own page]] on the wiki to connect with others.  
# '''Add a sandbox''' — after following the directions at the link above, click on the red link that says '''Sandbox'''. Try some editing you can do anything you like here, make it yours.
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# '''Add a sandbox''' — add ''<nowiki>[[/Sandbox/]]</nowiki>'' or name it anything you like (e.g. ''<nowiki>[[/Andrew's test page/]]</nowiki>'') to your user page (see #4), save page and then click on the red link that appears. Try some editing - you can do anything you like here and it does not impact the content on the main wiki.
# '''Fix equations''' — most of the equations in the [[Dictionary:Sheriff's Dictionary|SEG Encyclopedic Dictionary]] are poorly formatted. If you know [http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php LaTeX], you can help fix them. Here's one that's [[Dictionary:Fourier transform|been fixed]]. This is the [[:Category:Pages with unformatted equations|full list of articles]] that need fixed.
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# '''[[Biographies|Copy edit biographies]]''' — check out these [[Help:Pages_needing_attention#Common_editing_tasks|common editing tasks]] to get used to editing the wiki
# '''Add references''' — just like technical papers, wikis need citations and references if they are to be useful and trusted. Most articles in SEG Wiki have citations, but the references are on [[Dictionary:References|another page]]. Here's one that has been [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|fixed]]. Here are ones that need to be fixed: [[Dictionary:anisotropy|here]], [[Dictionary:S-wave|here]], and [[Dictionary:Tomography|here]].
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# '''[[Geophysical tutorials|Reproduce research]]''' — explore the [[geophysical tutorials]] and reproduce the findings, and build on the research.
# '''Add a figure''' — again, the figures are mostly divorced from their articles. The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] shows one way to integrate them. Some articles have lots of figures. This one [[Dictionary:S-wave|needs fixed]].  
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# '''[[Biographies#Adding_new_biographies|Add a biography]]''' — know a major geoscientist missing from the wiki? [[Biographies#Adding_new_biographies|Add it!]] Research and add biographies of geophysics experts and major contributors to the field.  
# '''Improve the knowledge tree''' — this [[knowledge tree|page outlines]] the main articles in the geosciences. Add 1-2 sentences for each item, outlining its role within geosciences.  
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# '''[[Help:Images|Add an image]]''' — add your own geoscience-related images to the wiki. Learn how to [[Help:Images|add your images]].
# '''Add an article''' — this may seem like a big step, but don't be shy. Be bold! Go to the [[knowledge tree]] or the [[recommended articles]] page and click one of the red links to get started. Or, [[Recommended articles|recommend a concept]] that is currently missing. Check out an [[article template]] to start building your page now.
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# '''[[Student Chapters|Add your Student Chapter]]''' — visit the [[Help:Student Chapter|Student Chapter]] help page to learn how to add your own Chapter. Check out the [[article template]] and these examples: [[SEG IIT Roorkee Student Chapter]] and [[Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam]].
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# '''[[:Category:Volunteers|Volunteer]]''' - explore [[:Category:Volunteers|current volunteer opportunities]] with the SEG Wiki and join a growing community spreading knowledge to the world.
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'''Note''': We have recently updated the SEG Wiki and the look of the new site does not match the videos. All of the information is still relevant; however, instead of using the "Edit" tab, click on the "Edit source" tab.
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==General wiki help==
 
==General wiki help==
* The [http://bit.ly/1BT9o8v wiki help video series] aims to provide you with the skills necessary to start contributing. Help videos on launching your own user page, growing articles in our biographies section, and advanced tutorials on improving Sheriff's ''Dictionary'' now available. Future videos are planned, so bookmark the [http://bit.ly/1BT9o8v playlist]!
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* The [[tutorial videos|wiki help video series]] aims to provide you with the skills necessary to start contributing. Help videos on launching your own user page, growing articles in our biographies section, and advanced tutorials on improving Sheriff's ''Dictionary'' now available. Future videos are planned, so bookmark the [http://bit.ly/1BT9o8v playlist]!
*[[wp:Tutorial|Wiki basic tutorial]]: quick tutorial on how the SEG Wiki operates. Short sections on editing, formatting, citing sources, and interacting with other contributors.
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* [[wp:Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Adventure|The Wikipedia Adventure]]: an interactive tutorial that walks you through all the basics - learn by doing!
*[[wp:The Wikipedia Adventure|The Wikipedia Adventure]]: an interactive tutorial that walks you through all the basics - learn by doing!
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* What makes a [[Help:good article criteria|good article]]
* [[FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]: All the most asked wiki questions answered.  
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* [[Frequently asked questions]]: All the most asked wiki questions answered.  
* [http://www.seg.org/resources/seg-wiki/learn SEG Wiki primer]: learn your way around the SEG Wiki and start contributing.
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* [[Help:Using Wikipedia|Using Wikipedia]] to add content to the SEG Wiki
* [[Using Wikipedia]] to add content to the SEG Wiki
 
  
'''QUICK LAYER''': [http://wiki.seg.org/images/6/6e/SEG_Wiki_markup_quick_reference_FINAL.pdf SEG Wiki cheat sheet]: all the most used wiki markups on one sheet.
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==References==
 
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{{reflist}}
==Create your own profile==
 
#Add user page to the SEG Wiki
 
## To access your user page, first make sure to login to SEG's single sign-on system (SSO) using your login credentials
 
## Then, visit [[Special:MyPage|your user page]]
 
## Add your own personal information under each category
 
## For a strong example of a user page, check out the [[User:Ewarren|user page of Elizabeth Warren]], journals production editor for GEOPHYSICS and ''Interpretation''.
 
# '''''Tip:''''' Copy source code from [[User:Ageary/Sandbox|Andrew’s sandbox]], and paste to your own user page
 
 
 
Information can include:
 
*Companies and professional affiliations
 
*Expertise, topics of interest
 
*One question about the wiki
 
*One new page idea for the wiki
 
*A photo (if you'd like)
 
 
 
== Launch a new article ==
 
* Search if the article already exists
 
* If it does not, create from result page (click on red link)
 
* Add relevant categories (list of [[Special:Categories|categories]])
 
* [[Special:Upload|Upload a new file]]
 
 
 
=== Create a new article - step by step ===
 
# Add a [[Help:Link|link]] to an existing page, selecting a sensible [[Help:article name|article name]]
 
# Click the [[red link]] you just made to start the new page
 
# Write the [[Help:Introduction|introduction]]
 
# Add links liberally, but not willy-nilly
 
# Write the article, adding references as you go
 
# Add '''See also''', '''External links''', and '''References''' sections
 
# If it’s a stub, add <nowiki>{{stub}}</nowiki>
 
# Add it to at least one <nowiki>[[Category:Example]]</nowiki>
 
# Add <nowiki>#REDIRECT</nowiki> pages for the new article
 
# Search the wiki and link from related articles
 
 
 
'''QUICK LAYER''': Visit the '''[[article template]]''' and '''[[Help:Creating articles|how to name an article]]''' for more information.
 
 
 
==Articles and areas needing attention==
 
 
 
===Knowledge tree===
 
This page outlines the [[knowledge tree|main articles]] in the geosciences field. Add a few sentences for each item listed on the page or click on any of the links to begin expanding the articles. If you see any major topics missing, please add under its relevant heading. [[Using Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] serves as a good starting place for links in red or topics that do not have a summary. This [[article template]] will also help you develop articles.
 
 
 
=== Biographies ===
 
* [[:Category:Biographies|A-Z directory]]
 
* Biographies by [[Biographies|last name]]
 
 
 
==== Common editing tasks ====
 
# References and links in the headings
 
# Adding information in the infobox
 
## Look for text regarding universities, degrees, membership information, and current company to add to the infobox.
 
## The infobox at the top of the page will list all fields.
 
# Turning text into lists, where appropriate
 
# Improper spacing due to conversion from book to wiki
 
# Add the <nowiki> == References == </nowiki> section and <nowiki> {{reflist}} </nowiki> template if missing.
 
# Add the <nowiki> == External links == </nowiki> section and the <nowiki> {{search}} </nowiki> template at end of article.
 
## The external links and search template allow users to discover content on a variety of different websites, including the SEG Digital Library and Google Scholar.
 
 
 
==== Get started ====
 
* Biographies that need [[:Category:Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows|content in infobox]].
 
* Biographies that need [[User:Ageary/Mini-wikithon#Other Biographies needing attention|general help]]
 
* [[:Category:Women in geoscience|Women in geoscience]]
 
** Showcases women who have made substantial contributions to the geosciences and/or the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
 
** Add the <nowiki>[[Category: Women in geoscience]]</nowiki> tag at the bottom of relevant articles.
 
** This tag will allow us to highlight those women who have made substantial contributions to the geosciences.
 
 
 
=== Sheriff's ''Dictionary'' ===
 
*[[Dictionary:Sheriff's Dictionary|Landing page]] for Sheriff's ''Dictionary''.
 
** A-Z directory
 
** List of conventions used, guide to pronunciation, reference tables and figures, appendices, and references.
 
 
 
==== Common editing tasks ====
 
Since Robert Sheriff conceptualized a written book when completing his work, there are three common issues that detract from the full online experience. These issues arise:
 
# the equations
 
# the references
 
# the figures
 
 
 
===== Equations =====
 
Most of the equations in the Dictionary are poorly formatted. This is due to the initial conversion process from book to wiki.
 
 
 
If you know LaTeX, or are willing to learn, you can help us fix them. The site that will help you fix these equations is [http://www.codecogs.com/latex/eqneditor.php CodeCogs]. CodeCogs is a visual website that allows you to create the math code you need.
 
 
 
This [[A mathematical review of the Fourier transform|article]] provides numerous examples of the proper math code. Visit [[:Category:Pages with unformatted equations|this page]] for a list of articles that need fixed.
 
 
 
===== References =====
 
Just like technical papers, wikis need citations and references if they are to be useful and trusted. Frequently, references will appear in the articles without the proper citations. This is the [[Dictionary:References|full list of references]] that appear in the Dictionary. Use this page to locate the missing full citations in the Dictionary articles.
 
 
 
The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] has been fixed. Here are two that need to be fixed: [[Dictionary:anisotropy|anisotropy]] and [[Dictionary:Tomography|tomography]].
 
 
 
''Note'': References are more difficult to find since there is not a category listing all of the pages that need references. Many of the articles, including Dictionary figures, will need to have references added.
 
 
 
===== Figures =====
 
As with references, most of the figures do not appear in their entirely on the article. All of the figures for Sheriff’s ''Dictionary'' have captions. We will retain the captions when adding the figures to the Dictionary entries.
 
 
 
It is possible that these figures will have the same issues as the dictionary entries: improper math and no references. I encourage you to address these issues in the figures as you see them.
 
  
The [[Dictionary:Q(Quality)|Q article]] shows one way to integrate them. Some articles have lots of figures. The [[Dictionary:Tomography|tomography]] article needs fixed.
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== See also ==
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{{Special:Prefixindex/Help:}}
  
 
==Personalized support==
 
==Personalized support==
* Email the SEG Wiki team at {{Email|wiki|seg.org}} with your questions and comments. Additionally, you can engage the [[User_Talk:Ageary|SEG Wiki Editor]] directly on this site.  
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* Email the SEG Wiki team at {{Email|wiki|seg.org}} with your questions and comments or to set up a personalized chat session.  
 
* Connect with us on Twitter [http://www.twitter.com/segwiki @SEGWiki] and [http://www.facebook.com/segwiki Facebook]
 
* Connect with us on Twitter [http://www.twitter.com/segwiki @SEGWiki] and [http://www.facebook.com/segwiki Facebook]
* The [[Bulletin Board|SEG Bulletin Board]]: visit this page to acknowledge, thank, and appreciate fellow SEG Wiki contributors and volunteers. In addition, ask any questions you may have to peers within the SEG Wiki community, for personalized support.
 
* For support from the larger Wikipedia community: [[wp:Teahouse|The Teahouse]] introduces new editors to Wikipedia culture through a forum for exchanging information, troubleshooting problems, and developing relationships with experienced Wikipedia editors.
 
 
==Helpful links==
 
 
* [[SEG keywords]]
 
* [[SEG presidents]]
 
* [[:Category:Student Chapters|SEG Student Chapters]]
 
* [[Seismic Data Analysis]]
 
* [[Dictionary:Sheriff's Dictionary|Robert Sheriff’s Encyclopedic Dictionary]]
 
* [[Wiki_chat|Information on the #SEGWikiChat series]]
 
* [[Geophysical_tutorials|TLE Geophysical Tutorial series]]
 
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
  
 
[[Category: Help]]
 
[[Category: Help]]

Latest revision as of 09:58, 7 June 2017

This article outlines all you need to start contributing to the SEG Wiki. If you would like one-on-one help, please contact us.

Ten things you can do

Insider tip: SEG Wiki cheatsheet: all the most used wiki markups on one sheet.

  1. Read it — search for a topic that interests you (top right of your screen), and start exploring the content.[1]
  2. Share it — like most of the web, wikis need to be shared to survive. When you find something useful, share it and tag us @SEGWiki.
  3. Add a profile — after becoming a registered user of SEG, add your own page on the wiki to connect with others.
  4. Add a sandbox — add [[/Sandbox/]] or name it anything you like (e.g. [[/Andrew's test page/]]) to your user page (see #4), save page and then click on the red link that appears. Try some editing - you can do anything you like here and it does not impact the content on the main wiki.
  5. Copy edit biographies — check out these common editing tasks to get used to editing the wiki
  6. Reproduce research — explore the geophysical tutorials and reproduce the findings, and build on the research.
  7. Add a biography — know a major geoscientist missing from the wiki? Add it! Research and add biographies of geophysics experts and major contributors to the field.
  8. Add an image — add your own geoscience-related images to the wiki. Learn how to add your images.
  9. Add your Student Chapter — visit the Student Chapter help page to learn how to add your own Chapter. Check out the article template and these examples: SEG IIT Roorkee Student Chapter and Student Geoscientific Society Berlin & Potsdam.
  10. Volunteer - explore current volunteer opportunities with the SEG Wiki and join a growing community spreading knowledge to the world.

Note: We have recently updated the SEG Wiki and the look of the new site does not match the videos. All of the information is still relevant; however, instead of using the "Edit" tab, click on the "Edit source" tab.

General wiki help

  • The wiki help video series aims to provide you with the skills necessary to start contributing. Help videos on launching your own user page, growing articles in our biographies section, and advanced tutorials on improving Sheriff's Dictionary now available. Future videos are planned, so bookmark the playlist!
  • The Wikipedia Adventure: an interactive tutorial that walks you through all the basics - learn by doing!
  • What makes a good article
  • Frequently asked questions: All the most asked wiki questions answered.
  • Using Wikipedia to add content to the SEG Wiki

References

  1. Ten ways to make a difference. Matt Hall. Agile* Geoscience. This list originated from the Agile* blog.

See also

Personalized support

  • Email the SEG Wiki team at wiki‐at‐seg.org with your questions and comments or to set up a personalized chat session.
  • Connect with us on Twitter @SEGWiki and Facebook