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The Main Space of the UBC Wiki is primarily a shared community space and articles in this section should be encyclopedic in nature, appeal to a broad audience, and be reflective of UBC. Don't hesitate to ask questions and to experiment in the Sandbox.
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The UBC Wiki is organized into different content areas to accommodate different needs. The root, or mainspace, of the wiki is primarily a shared community space and articles in this section should be encyclopedic in nature, appeal to a broad audience, and be reflective of UBC. Titles should be as specific as possible and not use abbreviations or acronyms. Each article should start with an introductory sentence describing what the page is about. Articles that do not meet this criteria may be moved. Pages in the mainspace belong to the wiki community and anyone should feel free to edit them.

Adding Content

Create a New Main Space Page
  • Unlike the other spaces on the UBC Wiki, content in the root of the wiki does not require a prefix. Simply add the title of your new page to the form below and click on the create page button.

  • To add an already existing page to the mainspace, use the move function and rename the page without a prefix.

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Campus Life

Bars and Pubs on Campus | Blue Chip Cookies | UBC Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Club | Free and Cheap Things to Do on Campus | List of ATM and Bank Locations on Campus | List of UBC Media | Map of Coffee Places on Campus | Map of UBC Attractions | Map of Photos Taken on the UBC Campus | Norm Theatre | Pie R Squared | Sprouts | War on Fun

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Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology | Division of Continuing Professional Development | DIY Media Learning Community | Faculty of Land and Food Systems | Jump Start | List of UBC Faculties and Schools | Math Educational Resource Wiki | Science Co-op | TA training | UBC Geophysical Inversion Facility | UBC Learning Exchange | UBC Mix

Computers, Internet, IT

Blogs at UBC | External Media Design Consultants Used by UBC | Information Technology | Leveraging Social Media | List Of UBC Websites | Shared UBC Wiki Pages | Social Networking at UBC | Turnitin | UBC Blogs FAQ | UBC Facebook Accounts | UBC Flickr Pool Recommendations | UBC Insiders | UBC Flickr Groups | UBC Twitter Accounts | UBC YouTube Accounts | YouTube EDU | WebCT/Vista | UBC on iTunes U

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Events, Conferences, Seminars, Presentations

2010 Digital Learning Symposium | Adrian Johns Presentation | David Korten Sustainability Presentation | Danny James Presentation | International Week | Open Access Week | Open UBC 2011 | Presentations Archived on the UBC Wiki | Recurring Questions of Technology | Stewart Brand Presentation | Tech Express | Terry Project

Library Resources

Library | Map of UBC Library Branches | List of Library-Related Wiki Pages | Documentaries about Anti-racism and Social Change at the UBCO Library

Student Organizations

Alma Mater Society | ASIS&T | Astronomy Club of UBC | Bike Co-Op | Chinese Varsity Club | CS Education Reading Group | Common Energy | Dragon Seed Connection | Integrated Sciences Student Association | Librarians Without Borders | List of UBC Media | Math Club | Meditation Community | Pakistan Students' Association | Radical Beer Faction | Safety and First Aid Club | Sailing Club | Students in Free Enterprise | Totem Titans | UBC Physics Society | Transdiciplinary journal club

Tips for Creating Great Articles on the Main space of the Wiki

Think Big

The root of the wiki is a community space and when you create a page in this section, it should be with a large audience in mind.

Articles that are for a specific or limited audience, such class pages or pages created as a collaborative work space for an assignment, should be placed in the Course space and not in the root of the wiki.

Think About the Greater Context

Again, the Main Space is a shared, community area. The Main Space does not allow subpages, so each page should make sense as a stand alone article on its own. For example, a page called "My Assignment" would not be a good main space page as:

  1. "My Assignment" is a page with an individual author and purpose. The Main Space is a community area where everybody is encouraged to edit additional pages.
  2. "My Assignment" does not really make sense contextually as a stand alone page. It would better fit as a subpage of a course page.

Make the Title as Concise and Descriptive as Possible

Most articles will have a simple and obvious title; however you should keep that the title should accurately reflect the content. For example, if you are creating a list of all businesses in the Student Union Building, the article should not be named businesses but something more specific like Businesses in the Student Union Building. Acronyms should not be used in main space page titles.

Add Your Page to a Category

Adding categories to your page makes it easier for others to find and also helps facilitate knowledge sharing.

Keep Making Improvements

An article seldom comes into creation as a finished piece. Don't worry about making multiple edits or coming back at a later time to add more content. If you see other pages that you can add extra content to or help out with the formatting, jump right it.

Be Mindful of Copyright

As a general rule, please do not copy-paste text from other websites. Please document and provide links to any references you do use.

Additional Tips

See also Help:Contributing for more tips on adding articles to the UBC Wiki.