Add your name: To Contributions
Wiki is a web site, but there is a community of people who use it. By adding your name to the pages you create or modify, you let your identity be known. Using a user name is a personal declaration to the small community of regular observers. It says, "I'm proud of what I do here, I'd like you to know it is me." Statements of personal opinion and personal experience are often more valuable if readers know who is saying them and can relate them to the author's other contributions.
Adding your name is not mandatory, and is sometimes not desirable. Anonymous contributions are always welcome. It is traditional to not
add your name to minor contributions, to simple statements of fact, or to edits of other authors' work. Whenever names are not attached to contributions, those writings are considered to be "community property" that anyone else can edit or delete as they wish. See GoodStyle
for more guidelines.
When you add something to a page, and want to sign it, you can put two hyphens a space and your name (" -- WikiName
") at the end as a signature.
Add your name: Create a HomePage
As a first step, you can create a WikiHomePage
using your WikiName
Add your name: RecentChanges
If you visit the UserName
page, you can set a cookie in your browser that will cause your name to appear in the RecentChanges
lists whenever you make a change.
Add your name: Use Real Name
See also RealNamesPlease
. Contrast with NoNamesPlease
Add your name: Not Here
Please do not add your name to this
page. Use the WikiWikiSandbox
Pages expressing CommunityExpectations
Is the prior comment a bit hypocritical? After all, the author didn't mention his or her name. -- JaredLevy
This page expresses CommunityExpectations
; it is not a personal appeal from me. This one of those cases where anonymity is desirable. But if anyone cares, I wrote it. -- KrisJohnson