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Get right on our Wiki

The Get right on our Wiki article was published in the August 2011 issue of Forty-20 magazine.

Forty-20's August 2011 front cover

Everyone knows Wikipedia. It’s the collaborative encyclopaedia with over 3.5 million articles on a massive variety of subjects. What you may not know is that there are many other ‘wikis’ (the Hawaiian word for fast) available. Dedicated wikis exist for cult TV shows, online games; there’s even one about bacon.

 

There are also sports wikis. Rugby League Wiki is a new project that encourages fans to participate in writing about our game at all levels. There is a wide variety of articles waiting to be written on everything from your local wheelchair tag team and the history of rugby league in your town to the latest controversial tackling technique.

 

If you haven’t tried editing a wiki yet, the basics are easy. At its simplest, you click “Create” or “Edit” on a page, type and then click “Save”. How-to guides and other useful information can be found by clicking “Help” or “Article guidelines” on the sidebar to the left. Clicking “Edit” on an existing article is another way to see how things are done or you can ask the existing community questions.

 

Keep up to date via the Twitter feed @rugbyleaguewiki, Facebook and the blog. Rugby League Wiki encourages those involved in the game to publicise it and raise awareness. It also allows the information added to the wiki to be referenced. If you would like to use the blog to publish your rugby league stories, we’ll be happy to assist.

 

Rugby League Wiki’s mission is to become the greatest reference on The Greatest Game by gathering, organising and presenting information on rugby league’s history, culture, people, institutions and more. Why not join in and share what you know?

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