How you can help
How Can You Help?
You can help by adding articles to the wiki or by contributing to articles already on the wiki. Anyone can do so, provided you have an account. (See the link at the upper-right corner of every page for information about an account.)
Editing Wiki Content
Editing a wiki page is very easy. Once you are logged in, simply click on the Edit tab at the top of a page. This will bring you to a page with a text box containing the editable text of that page. When you have finished, press Show Preview to see how your changes will appear. You can also see what changes you have made in comparison to the previous version by pressing the Show Changes button. If you're happy with what you see, then press Save and your changes will be immediately applied to the article.
Focus and Tone
As you are writing or editing articles on the wiki, it is important to remember the intended reader for the article. All articles on LDSSundaySchool.com should be written for both members of the Church, as well as non-members of the Church, probably for people who know very little about the Church. This means that you need to pay particular attention to the way you phrase things. Something that seems very clear or understandable to a Church member may be entirely foreign to a non-member. For instance, speaking about covenants, sacrament, stakes, wards, temples, and a hundred other things is confusing to non-members who don't understand what these terms mean. You can either take the time to define the term within an article, or (better still) you can rephrase your thoughts to use words with which the reader is already familiar.
As for tone, make sure that the articles are friendly, inviting, and interesting. They should not be offensive, defensive, or condescending. Simply state our beliefs in a way that makes sense for the reader (put yourself in the reader's shoes) and your article will be fine.
What Happens to Content?
From time to time members of the More Good Foundation will need content for Web sites they are developing. The content from this wiki may be used for that purpose. This means that not only is the content used here, but it may also be used as the basis for content on lots of pro-LDS sites around the world.
LDSSundaySchool.org is also designed as an incubator of content that can be freely used by webmasters and other content providers in their own articles, web sites, and publications.