SourceWatch:Project:Creating Articles on Sponsors and Speakers at The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change

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Here's how you can help start pages on the speakers and co-sponsors of The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change organized by the Heartland Institute.


  • Step 1. First, you will need to register as an editor. (You can do that here.) Then login (See here for more details. There is also more background on SourceWatch here).



  • Step 3. Pick one of the red links on the SourceWatch page on the conference. Click on it and the editing window will open and reveal a blank page.


  • Step 4. Start the text by adding the name of the individual in bold by adding three single quote marks at the before and after the name like this '''Fred Nurk''' (Once saved, this will be displayed like this - Fred Nurk.)


  • Step 5. Save. Scroll down to the bottom of the window. In the "summary" space add "stub in progress" then click the "Save page" button. (This is just a precaution against an "edit conflict" - where two users are editing the same page at the same time. You can skip this step if you like).


  • Step 6. If you did save the page at an early stage, the article will be displayed on your screen. Re-open the editing window by clicking on the "Edit this page" tab on the top of the article.


  • Step 7. Open a new tab for the relevant Heartland conference document - then click on this link for individual biographical profiles or this link for the profiles of the co-sponsoring groups and think tanks.


  • Step 8. Copy and paste it into the editing window after the name. Add quotation marks at the start and end of the copied material.


  • Step 9. Add the reference tag immediately at the end of the copied material


For individuals the reference will look like this

<ref>[http://www.heartland.org/NewYork08/ConferenceBios.pdf "ADD NAME"], Heartland Institute, March 2008.</ref>


For co-sponsors the reference will look like this

<ref>[http://www.heartland.org/NewYork08/ConferenceCosponsors.pdf "ADD NAME OF THINK TANK"], Heartland Institute, March 2008.</ref>


  • Step 10. Underneath this copy and paste the following text on the page.


==Articles and Resources== ===Sources=== <references/> ===Related SourceWatch Articles=== *[[Global warming]] *[[The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change]] [[Category:Global warming]][[Category:Environment]][[Category:The Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change]] {{stub}}

Now you will need to add line breaks after each of the "Articles and Resources==", "Sources==" and "The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change]]" commands. This will make the formatting look much tidier than it appears above).


  • Step 11. Preview your work. Click the "Show preview" button underneath the edit window, and check to make sure your changes look good.


  • Step 12. Save the profile. Click the "Save page" button underneath the window.


There, you have created a new SourceWatch page. You are more than welcome to keep adding to these pages to make them as comprehensive as possible. You can also track the rise of the page(s) you created by including the name of the individual or organization in a Google search and watching how highly it ranks in the search results. (Most pages are picked up by the search engines within a week of being created and most should be up in the top ten results).

If for any reason you have a problem and need help you can

    • check the Help pages here;
    • or if you still need help, have a look at which editors are online by reviewing the most recent posts as Special:Recentchanges. Pick one of the other users, click on the "Talk" link and post a query and hopefully they will be able to promptly help you while you are online.

Thanks for your assistance.

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