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'''''We invite you to share your knowledge & help edit Gynopedia! Here's why:'''''
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[[File:Gynopedfemaletravel1.jpg|400px | thumb|right|alt=Gynopedia image created by Arielle White (2019)|]]<big>'''''Please join us and become an editor on Gynopedia!'''''</big>
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'''''Here's why:'''''
    
* No prior wiki editing experience necessary! All are welcome.
 
* No prior wiki editing experience necessary! All are welcome.
 
* You don't need to create an account (but [https://gynopedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Welcome+to+Gynopedia&returntoquery=type%3Dsignup you can], if you want).
 
* You don't need to create an account (but [https://gynopedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Welcome+to+Gynopedia&returntoquery=type%3Dsignup you can], if you want).
* You don't need to be a medical "expert." You just need to have useful & reliable information.
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* You don't need to be a medical expert. You just need to have useful & reliable information.
 
* It's super easy to edit. Just search for a country or city, and then click "Edit."  
 
* It's super easy to edit. Just search for a country or city, and then click "Edit."  
 
* The information you provide can help people around the world.  
 
* The information you provide can help people around the world.  
 
* We're a grassroots labor of love! No advertisements, corporate sponsors, or sponsored content.
 
* We're a grassroots labor of love! No advertisements, corporate sponsors, or sponsored content.
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Below, you can read our guide on how to contribute information. But, if you're confused, want extra guidance, or just want to say hi, please feel free to reach out! You can email us (gynopediawiki@gmail.com), or find us on Facebook (@gynopedia), Twitter (@gynopedia), or Instagram (@gynopedia_global). Happy editing!  
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<big>'''''Watch videos before you get started'''''</big>
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VazUiuQ7aSI Introduction to Gynopedia]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlAKm7B_reU How to Edit Gynopedia pages]
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<big>'''''Learn through our guide'''''</big>
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Below, you can read our guide on how to contribute information. But, if you're confused, want extra guidance, or just want to say hi, please contact us! You can email us (gynopediawiki@gmail.com), or you can find us on Facebook ([https://www.facebook.com/gynopedia/ @gynopedia]), Twitter ([https://twitter.com/gynopedia @gynopedia]), or Instagram ([https://www.instagram.com/gynopedia_global/ @gynopedia_global]). Happy editing!  
    
==The Basics: How to Contribute Content==
 
==The Basics: How to Contribute Content==
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=== 1. Choose how to edit (username or IP) ===
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=== 1. Decide if you want to create an account ===
Do you want to edit completely anonymously? If you want to be 100% anonymous, we recommend that you [https://gynopedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Welcome+to+Gynopedia&returntoquery=type%3Dsignup create a Gynopedia account] -- it's super easy, and all of your edits will be anonymous, since they'll be under your username. If you don't care about anonymity, you can edit immediately without creating an account. Your edits will be displayed under your [https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-address IP address] in the Edit History of the page, which is publicly viewable. Some people care about keeping their IP address private, and some don't. It's up to you.
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You don't need to create an account to edit Gynopedia—you can begin editing immediately, if you want. But you may prefer to create an account. We'll explain both options below.
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==== Edit after creating an account ====
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If you want to remain anonymous, we recommend that you [https://gynopedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CreateAccount&returnto=Welcome+to+Gynopedia&returntoquery=type%3Dsignup create a Gynopedia account]. It's very fast and easy to register as a new user. You also don't need to provide an email associated with your account, but it's recommended in case you want to reset the password. Once you have registered, your edits will be anonymous, since they'll be stored under your username.  
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==== Edit without creating an account ====
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If you want to begin editing immediately, you don't need to create an account. You can simply click "Edit" to begin editing Gynopedia pages. If you choose this option, your [https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-address IP address] will be stored and displayed (rather than a username). Some people care about keeping their IP address private, and some don't. It's up to you to decide what you feel comfortable with. If you don't want your IP address displayed, we recommend that you create an account.
    
=== 2. Search for page to edit ===
 
=== 2. Search for page to edit ===
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[[File:Look up city gynopedia WITH MARKS.png|700px | thumb|center|'''Looking up Paris in Gynopedia Search Bar''']]
 
[[File:Look up city gynopedia WITH MARKS.png|700px | thumb|center|'''Looking up Paris in Gynopedia Search Bar''']]
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=== 3. Begin Editing ===
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=== 3. Begin editing ===
Once you're on a page, you can begin editing the page. You can either choose to edit the whole page (click the "Edit" link at top of page) or a section of the page (click the "Edit" link for a particular section). Note that, if you click "Edit," you will be given a visual view of the page to edit, which is known as VisualEditor. You edit this page in a similar way that you would a Google Doc or Microsoft Word document.  
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Once you're on a page, you can begin editing the page. Feel free to add whatever you think would be useful to people. But how do you add information? Well, it turns out that you have two choices for which editing mode to use: [[mediawikiwiki:Extension:VisualEditor|VisualEditor]] (recommended for beginners), and Source Editor (a more advanced editing tool). Keep on reading to learn more.
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==== VisualEditor ====
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If you're new to editing Gynopedia or other wikis, it is strongly encouraged that you use VisualEditor. It's much easier to use. Here's how you use it: Click the "Edit" button. You will then be given a visual view of the page to edit. When you're in VisualEditor, the user experience is very easy. You edit the page like how you would edit a Google Doc or Microsoft Word document. No coding or special skills are necessary! For more information, check out this [[mediawikiwiki:Help:VisualEditor/User_guide|VisualEditor User Guide]]. 
    
[[File:Colombopagescreenshot1.png|center|thumb|700x700px|The Edit button, which opens the VisualEditor view when clicked. This view is strongly recommended for beginning wiki editors.]]
 
[[File:Colombopagescreenshot1.png|center|thumb|700x700px|The Edit button, which opens the VisualEditor view when clicked. This view is strongly recommended for beginning wiki editors.]]
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If you click "Edit Source," you will be given a page to edit in [[wikipedia:Help:Wikitext|wikitext]]. This is a bit more complex in terms of editing style, but it can allow for more customization too. For beginner wiki editors, it is strongly recommended to use the visual editing view. It is less flexible, but it is much easier.
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[[File:Example editvietnampage withve.png|center|thumb|700x700px|Example of editing the Vietnam page with VisualEditor mode|alt=]]
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==== Source Editor: ====
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If you click "Edit Source," you will be in the Source Editor. When you're in this mode, you edit the page in [[wikipedia:Help:Wikitext|wikitext]], which is sort-of like a simplified HTML. Overall, this editing style is a bit more complex, so it's not recommended for beginners. But, if you have experience editing in wikitext or if you would like to try it out, feel free to use it! It's not very difficult, and it's easier to customize your edits in exactly the way you want.
 
[[File:Colombopagescreenshot2.png|center|thumb|700x700px|Edit Source button, which opens the Source Editor when clicked. This view is sometimes preferred by advanced wiki editors.]]
 
[[File:Colombopagescreenshot2.png|center|thumb|700x700px|Edit Source button, which opens the Source Editor when clicked. This view is sometimes preferred by advanced wiki editors.]]
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''Note: If a page has already been translated into at least one other language, the VisualEditor tool doesn't work very well. In these cases, you should add the source editor (accessed via "Edit Source").''
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[[File:Editing paris page.png|700x700px| thumb|center|Example of editing the Paris page with Source Editor|alt=]]
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=== 4. Add Information ===
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Once you have clicked "Edit," you'll see that the page changes to the edit view. You can now type in the information that you want to add. If you don't know what to add, think about this way: What would you want a friend to know? What's crucial, reliable, and real information that can help people in a time of need?
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[[File:Example editvietnampage withve.png|center|thumb|600x600px|Example of editing the Vietnam page with VisualEditor]]
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[[File:Editing paris page.png|600x600px| thumb|center|Example of editing the Paris page with Source Editor|alt=]]
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<u>One important note:</u> Sometimes, pages are only available to edit in the Source Editor. This is because they have been translated. Unfortunately, the [[mediawikiwiki:Extension:Translate|Translate extension]] is not compatible with VisualEditor, so you should opt for Source Editor with translated pages. Most people won't find it too difficult to use the source editor -- but, if you need help, please feel free to reach out to us!
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=== 5. Save Changes ===
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=== 4. Save your changes ===
Once you're done with the edits, scroll to the bottom and press "Save page." You can also preview how your changes will look before saving, if you click "Show preview" (just remember to click "Save page" afterward).
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Once you're done with the edits, click on the "Save changes" button. If you're in VisualEditor, you'll see it at the top of the page. If you're in Source Editor, you'll see it at the bottom of the page. Also, if you're in Source Editor, you can preview how your changes will look before saving, if you click "Show preview" (just remember to click "Save page" afterward).
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=== 6. Review Changes ===
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=== 5. Review your saved changes ===
Your changes will be immediately saved on the page. Make sure to review your changes and confirm that they were saved correctly. If you want to make any changes, you can click "Edit" to update the page. Note that your edits will be archived under your username (if you created an account) or your IP Address (if you didn't create an account).
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After you have clicked "Save changed," your changes will be immediately saved on the page. Make sure to review your changes and confirm that they were saved correctly. For example, the formatting may look weird or maybe there's a typo. If you want to make a change, it's not big deal. Just click "Edit" to update the page. Note that your edits will be archived under your username (if you created an account) or your IP Address (if you didn't create an account).
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=== 7. You're done! ===
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=== 7. You're done! ===
You should now be finished. Moderators of Gynopedia will review your changes and confirm that the edits are not spam or abusive content. They'll also make sure that the information is relevant and reliable to the community. If the content is valid, your edits will be officially accepted to be included onto the page for all Gynopedia readers to see.
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You should now be finished! Moderators of Gynopedia will review your changes and confirm that the edits are not spam or abusive content. They'll also make sure that the information is relevant and reliable to the community. If the content is valid, your edits will be officially accepted to be included onto the page for all Gynopedia readers to see.
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== Extra Stuff: Customize & improve your edits ==
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== Customize & improve your edits ==
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=== 1. How to add citations ===
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=== 1. What kind of information should I add? ===
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If you don't know what to add, think about this way: What would you want a friend to know? What would YOU want to know? What's crucial, reliable, and real information that can help people in a time of need? This is an open and community website -- we're accepting of lots of different types of edits, including:
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* Personal testimonials and experiences on receiving sexual and/or reproductive health care in a city, country, or region
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* Facts on the history and social stigmas attached to sexual and/or reproductive health care in  a city, country, or region
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* Facts on the policies (past and present) attached to sexual and/or reproductive health care in  a city, country, or region
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* Facts on the general prices and payment options for sexual and/or reproductive health care in  a city, country, or region
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* Recommendations of clinics, health care providers, nonprofits, NGOs, hotlines, or resources in  a city, country, or region
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=== 2. How does moderation work? ===
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Unless an editor has been approved in advance, their edits will be moderated before being published. This is so we can prevent vandalism, spam, misleading, and irrelevant content to be added to Gynopedia. If we had a huge team, we could moderate content right as it became live. But, since we're a small operation, we need the [[mediawikiwiki:Extension:Moderation|Moderation extension]], so we can have the flexibility to moderate new edits when we have time to look them over. We review new edits at least once per day.
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So, what does this mean if you're an editor? Not much! You can still edit a page multiple times. If you make one edit and then decide to make another edit, you'll still see the version of the page you edited. Sometimes, if you leave the page and then come back, you may not see the version of the page you edited (if the edits are not yet approved by moderators). But, if you stay on the same page and make multiple edits, there shouldn't be any issues.
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When your edits are approved, you won't receive a notification, but you'll be able to see them on the page. As long as the edits are done in good faith, we try to accept them. If there are small errors with them, we try to fix them ourselves. If the edits are spam, vandalism, inaccurate information, information we cannot verify, or edits that put people's security or safety at risk, we won't accept them.
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If you have inquiries about the moderation status of an edit you submitted OR if you would like to become an approved editor (so no moderation is needed), you can email us (gynopediawiki@gmail.com) or reach out on social media.
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=== 3. How to add citations ===
 
If you add information that is based on personal experience, like a testimonial or first-hand account, you don't need to cite your source. Just state that is based on a personal experience, and add the date and location. For example, "Birth control pills were around 20 euros a pack (personal experience, Florence, Italy, 2015)."  
 
If you add information that is based on personal experience, like a testimonial or first-hand account, you don't need to cite your source. Just state that is based on a personal experience, and add the date and location. For example, "Birth control pills were around 20 euros a pack (personal experience, Florence, Italy, 2015)."  
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The citations will appear as a footnote in the "References" section, which can be found at the bottom fo the page. To learn more about adding citations, check out [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite this article on Cite extension].
 
The citations will appear as a footnote in the "References" section, which can be found at the bottom fo the page. To learn more about adding citations, check out [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite this article on Cite extension].
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=== 4. How to add links ===
 
You can add internal links (to either Gynopedia pages) or external links (to other websites).
 
You can add internal links (to either Gynopedia pages) or external links (to other websites).
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</pre>For more details on source editor citations, you can follow this [[mediawikiwiki:Help:Links|guide]]
 
</pre>For more details on source editor citations, you can follow this [[mediawikiwiki:Help:Links|guide]]
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==== Sections in VisualEditor: ====
 
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==== Images in VisualEditor: ====
 
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== How to create new pages ==
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[[File:No Page Found Example for Gynopedia.png|thumb|500x500px|Example of searching for a page with no results, so the user is able to create a new page.]]
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If you want to create a new page on Gynopedia, follow the steps below:
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# Confirm that the page doesn't already exist. You can search for it in the Search bar.
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# If the page doesn't already exist, you'll see text such as, "Create the page for [NAME] on this wiki!"
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# Click the name that is a red link. This will redirect you to a new page, where you can begin editing.
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# You can use the template we have created for new pages (just copy and paste the template content into the page). Note that the template is merely a recommendation; it's not a requirement. You can create your own page format, if you prefer.
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## [[Gynopedia Page Template: Visual Editor|Template for people using Visual Editor]] (copy & paste this into a new page)
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## [[Gynopedia Page Template: Source Editor|Template for people using Source Editor]] (copy & paste this into a new page)
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# Once you are done, you can publish your changes.
 
==Additional Resources==
 
==Additional Resources==
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* If you want to know more about Mediawiki (the software that Gynopedia is built on) and how it works overall, click [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki here].
 
* If you want to know more about Mediawiki (the software that Gynopedia is built on) and how it works overall, click [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki here].
 
* If you want to know more about open source software, click [https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source here].
 
* If you want to know more about open source software, click [https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source here].
* If you wan help editing or to just say hi, reach out to us! You can email us (gynopediawiki@gmail.com), or find us on Facebook (@gynopedia), Twitter (@gynopedia), or Instagram (@gynopedia_global).
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* If you wan help editing or to just say hi, reach out to us! You can email us (gynopediawiki@gmail.com), or find us on Facebook ([https://www.facebook.com/gynopedia/ @gynopedia]), Twitter ([https://twitter.com/gynopedia @gynopedia]), or Instagram ([https://www.instagram.com/gynopedia_global/ @gynopedia_global]).

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