Wiki Patterns

Patterns for successful wiki use

User Tools

Site Tools



What is it?

A StartingPoint is a site that makes first-time users familiar with the concept of wikis in general but also with the concept of your wiki in particular. In this way they learn that a wiki is NOT Wikipedia but Wikipedia is a wiki. And they know from the start how to use your wiki and where to find help.


  • Provide the URL of your StartingPoints with your Invitation .


  • what your wiki is for (e.g. product documentation, project management etc)
  • what space / webs it might contain
  • what should be documented there.
  • your wiki culture, e.g. everybody can offer criticism, but should also be able to be criticized.
  • give hints how to start e.g. editing a page, or filling out the user profile.
  • provide links to additional help to your wiki (editing…).


startingpoint.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/14 22:14 (external edit)