Since I appear to be the only current editor, I'd like to propose a few new rules for anyone that joins me. I have found these to make the Wiki more functional, organized, and beautiful, and pages that do not follow these rules have often given me trouble.
I am certainly not a moderator here, so if you disagree for some reason, feel free to debate me here.
1. ALWAYS place pages in a category!!!
- A page without a category is hard to reach, easily lost and forgotten. All words should go in the category that is the upper-case Coptic letter that begins the word. For example, the last line on the page Ⲁⲛⲟⲕ is:
This is what allows you to see the word Ⲁⲛⲟⲕ in the letter index.
- However, do NOT categorize words requiring disambiguation. For example, Ⲁⲗⲉ has two entries: "Ⲁⲗⲉ mount" and "Ⲁⲗⲉ utensil of bronze." Instead, only the page "Ⲁⲗⲉ" should be in the category Ⲁ, and it should be a disambiguation page
leading to both versions of Ⲁⲗⲉ. This is done like this:
'''Ⲁⲗⲉ can refer to:
*[[Ⲁⲗⲉ utensil of bronze]]
This keeps the letter index from becoming too cluttered with multiple versions of the same word.
2. Main pages should ALWAYS be capitalized, and use Sahidic
- The Wiki can't tell that lower-case and upper-case Coptic letters are the same. Therefore, Ⲁⲛⲟⲕ and ⲁⲛⲟⲕ end up being two separate pages, which is a problem. So if you create a new page, it MUST BE capitalized.
- Sahidic is the dialect of most extant Coptic texts, and therefore the dialect used in dictionaries like Crum for organization. All other dialects should be listed in the Variants section.
3. DO make redirect pages for non-Sahidic dialects.
- We want the Wiki to be searchable in all dialects, so even though all main word entries will be in Sahidic, create Bohairic, Fayyumic, Akhmimic and other dialects' pages, but create them as redirect pages to the Sahidic main page.
- If you try to create a word and it turns out that it conflicts with another word, proper disambiguation pages must be made.
4. Uncapitalized words should ALWAYS be redirected.
- Because of rule number 1, lower-case words should ALWAYS redirect to their upper-case main pages. For example, the page ⲁⲛⲟⲕ
And it contains nothing else. This will cause ⲁⲛⲟⲕ to automattically redirect users to Ⲁⲛⲟⲕ.
5. Do not create new pages for examples.
- Examples of words should go in the main page of the appropriate words, in the Examples section under the Meaning section. Creating additional pages only disorganizes the wiki.