posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 04:40 AM
Congratulations on a good first article! And the topic is of course extremely appropriate for tinWiki, so it's very much a good thing to finally have
an article about this topic.
I have two tips for you: the article introduction you have written is very good, but introductions should have no headers. That means the question you
have written above the introduction should be deleted. The second tip is that, to follow a more encyclopedic writing style, it would be good if you
can change some of the phrasing where it says "you". Encyclopedic articles should be very neutral and plain presentations of facts, and should not
'show' neither the writer not the reader, so to say, in the article text. The article should, in the same way, not speak from the sense that 'we,
the writer and readers, are Americans', but should just present facts in a neutral point of view in the sense that no such assumptions are made about
who the reader is. I, as an example, am not an American...
Also, if you want a couple of formatting tips, even though this isn't very important, really, a header is made by keeping the header on its own line
and putting two equal signs before and two after on that line. That's one of the most commonly used wiki codes, probably. Like this
== Some header here ==
If you want to make a bulleted list with wiki code, that is made by adding an asterisk * at the beginning of each line in the list. Like this
* Some list item
* Another list item
That will turn into a formatted bulleted list.
One tiny style comment, lastly, is that abbreviations should not be used. Instead, words should be spelled out. So "don't" should be "do not",
and so on.
Anyway, a very good first contribution.
Welcome to tinWiki, and keep up the good work! :-)