Here are some Fearfully Anticipated Questions that Wikisexguides have heard, or think they may hear, or wonder about themselves.
If you don't see your question answered here, ask it at the Forum.
- 1 General questions
- 1.1 What is Wikisexguide?
- 1.2 Who are you people?
- 1.3 Who edits and organizes all this, though?
- 1.4 So, anyone can just drift in off the Internet and start writing articles?
- 1.5 How is that supposed to ever work?
- 1.6 Do you have any proof that this works?
- 1.7 OK, so, there's all this hippy-dippy love stuff about working together, but who's really in charge?
- 1.8 Who owns the site? Who operates the servers?
- 1.9 Who pays for all this?
- 1.10 What is this software you're running?
- 1.11 Where's the contact information?
- 2 Questions about content
- 2.1 This article is all wrong! You have to fix it!
- 2.2 I am trying to find Topic X, and there's no article about it!
- 2.3 I am trying to find Topic X, and all that's on the page is one sentence!
- 2.4 I am trying to find Topic X, and all that's there is "asdfkjadflkjfd EAT MY BUTT"!
- 2.5 I have an idea for an article, but I don't know exactly how to get started.
- 2.6 I have some information I want to share, but I don't know what to do with it.
- 2.7 The article on my destination is great, but I still have some questions.
- 3 Questions about editing
- 3.1 This all looks like gobbledygook! How do I edit these pages?
- 3.2 How do I upload an image to use in an article?
- 3.3 Hey! I wrote this long nice article on Topic X, and it got changed! What gives?
- 3.4 Hey! I changed my nice long article on Topic X back to the way it was before, and it got changed again! What gives?
- 3.5 How do I delete a whole page?
- 3.6 How do I sign a posting?
- 4 Language Questions
What is Wikisexguide?
WikiSexGuide is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide Sex guide. It is built in collaboration by Wikisexguides from around the globe. You can read more about Wikisexguide on the About page.
(Phew! That was an easy one.)
Who are you people?
We're Wikisexguides. People from all over the world who are dedicated to making Wikisexguide the best sex travel guide around. Most of us are people who stumbled across the site, just like you, and decided to share our knowledge.
Who edits and organizes all this, though?
We do. Wikisexguides. We create articles and then edit them, and we organize the articles into hierarchies and make links between them and have navigational pages, and things like that.
So, anyone can just drift in off the Internet and start writing articles?
That's the idea, yes. We use a technique called Wiki that lets any reader edit any page, instantly.
How is that supposed to ever work?
Doesn't seem like it ever could, does it? With anyone able to edit any page, things should just descend into terrible chaos, shouldn't they? Madness, mayhem, and a horrible bog of unusable drivel.
Strangely enough, it doesn't. People who care about having well-written articles on this site are the majority. People who just want to vandalize or delete things eventually get bored with it -- and, you have to admit, it's not that much of a challenge -- and the rest of us come in and clean up.
The other great part is that wikis converge. Ones adds as much as they know about a topic, and others start adding more information. Other people come through and condense it all so it reads well. It's strange, and it doesn't make a lot of sense, but it just happens. It's really cool.
Do you have any proof that this works?
Well, we have the existence proof of other projects that create references collaboratively. Probably the most famous one is Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many of our policies and guidelines are borrowed from that project.
OK, so, there's all this hippy-dippy love stuff about working together, but who's really in charge?
You are. Any one can change articles, rewrite navigation areas, even overwrite information about the site itself. We try to make decisions about policy and guidelines collaboratively, but if you have a good idea for how we should work, plunge forward and let us know.
That all said, there are certain Wikisexguides who've been working on the site for a while, and they can become Administrators. Administrators generally get some higher access -- like really deleting pages instead of blanking them -- but not much. It's more of a burden than a privilege.
In really extreme situations, the operators of the site, WikiSexGuide will set down some rules and precepts. But mostly we just decide for ourselves, and it kind of works out.
Who owns the site? Who operates the servers?
The content of the site is owned by Wikisexguide contributors, who each own the copyright to their own contributions, and agree to license them according to shared:Copyleft and Wikisexguide:Copyrights. If you've found a photo or another work by a single contributor on Wikisexguide, and would like to use it under different terms from that license, please contact the creator of that work directly.
The domain name wikisexguide.com and the equipment the site runs on is owned and operated by WikiSexGuide.
Who pays for all this?
Wikisexguide foots the bill. The site recovers its costs through advertising.
What is this software you're running?
Where's the contact information?
Questions about content
This article is all wrong! You have to fix it!
I am trying to find Topic X, and there's no article about it!
There are parts of the globe that no one has even thought about writing about yet. If you think you have a some information to contribute, feel free to create the page.
I am trying to find Topic X, and all that's on the page is one sentence!
Some topics only have stubs covering them, and there are huge parts of the globe we've only begun to work on. If you don't think there's enough information on a topic, feel free to plunge forward and add more.
I am trying to find Topic X, and all that's there is "asdfkjadflkjfd EAT MY BUTT"!
This is typical vandalism. Feel free to delete the vandal's garbage.
Make sure to check the article's history (there will be a "history" link at the top of the page) and look at the second or third revision listed to make sure there wasn't content that was blanked. You can edit, add to, and save that version to preserve the original content.
I have an idea for an article, but I don't know exactly how to get started.
You can create an article by yourself. Just write the exact article name to "search" field on the top and press "enter". Remember to use the capital letter in the beginning and so on. After that click the red link where is written your article name. After that appears a blank edit form where you can start typing your content.
The article templates documentation explains the section headings, and how the articles are laid out. We also have a page that tells you where you can stick it. Just find the right place for your information for example from city page and make the edit. If you have information for example of Rome's red-light district, first you should search the Rome city page and after that you can edit the text under the heading "Red-Light Districts".
The article on my destination is great, but I still have some questions.
Questions about editing
This all looks like gobbledygook! How do I edit these pages?
Pages on Wikisexguide are formatted using Wiki markup. It looks funny at first, but after a while it seems like second nature. You should read about how to edit a page.
How do I upload an image to use in an article?
Only Premium Business Page owners and admins can upload images to WikiSexGuide. If you have good images, you can upload them to Forum.
Hey! I wrote this long nice article on Topic X, and it got changed! What gives?
Any one can edit any page. When you submit an article, it's subject to ruthless editing for style, subject matter, spelling, factual information, and just generally fitting into the Wikisexguide scheme of things.
Hey! I changed my nice long article on Topic X back to the way it was before, and it got changed again! What gives?
You need to go to the Forum for the topic you're writing about and work out your differences with the other article editors. Please avoid getting into an edit war.
How do I delete a whole page?
Administrators can only delete a whole page.
How do I sign a posting?
When posting a message on a Forum it is customary to sign the posting with your user name and the posting date so that everyone knows who you are (for example: "User 15:35, 6 May 2005 (EDT)"). To get that text to appear automatically, simply type four tildes ("~~~~"), and they will be replaced with your user name and the current date when the edit is submitted.
Sorry, I don't speak English very well. Can I put articles in my own language in Wikisexguide?
Yes, if there is a separate Wikisexguide version for your language. At the moment WikiSexGuide is in English and Spanish.
But my English sounds terrible. I'm embarrassed.
Don't worry too much about the level of your English. Your spelling errors will be corrected by other people. We really want you to share your knowledge!