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The ethos, the aim

Newgon.com's aim is to create a thriving community and platform for the sexual rights of minors and minor-attracted persons of all ages. Our full ethos is explained here.

To this end, NewgonWiki aims to be a reliable, but ultimately subversive source of information on the sexuality of legal minors, minor-attracted people and their relationships - especially with one another. We are seeking to promote suppressed information and make it easy to retrieve and re-use. We will avoid excessive self-reference and jargon, aiming to make ourselves accessible to both the public and sympathetic individuals who may later act as public educators.

What does NewgonWiki do?

We host lots of things. Here are some examples of ongoing work:

Non-encyclopedic topics such as - Debate, Research, Testimony, Legal Information (much of this doubles as encyclopedic), Important texts (archives) and materials used to promote this site.

Encyclopedic topics such as Personal Biographies and Profiles of groups, Terminology, Important texts (about) and much more.

We plan to expand into the following areas, when we have enough editors to maintain the increased level of content:

Profiles of countries, Book reviews (see "potential project content").

Personal experimental/essay content. Essay/Experimental/Creative writing are other potential uses of NewgonWiki, and are openly encouraged. It won't necessarily get you a link on the front page (this will be determined by editorial consensus), but all content should be added to Category:Essays

How does NewgonWiki organise this material?

All public material barring personal essay and user-page content is classified as Encyclopedia and/or Project - oriented. Project material such as Research and Debate Guide can be accessed via the navigation panel. Encyclopedia material is put into encyclopedia categories, and therefore appears as part of the encyclopedia. All public material barring user-page content is categorised in some way, so not all categories form part of the encyclopedia. Some material may double as project and encyclopedia content, if appropriate.

For help categorising material (vital for new encyclopedia content, see Help:Categories.

Working standards

Do not feel afraid to ask about working standards. Many of the accepted standards may not be written into this document.

  • NewgonWiki avoids unnecessary capitalisation in titles and subsections. For example, titles may read "National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children" for the NSPCC, and "List of organisations supporting child advocacy" for a list article. Some of our material still uses unnecessary capitalisation.
  • Project page formats are decided on a per-project basis, and can be observed in the uniformity of project content concerned. Open an edit window to see how the wiki-code translates to this formatted style, using (if required), the highlight-rightclick-copy function to clipboard the material and the rightclick-paste function to place it in the edit window, ready for modification.
  • Encyclopedia article formats are almost identical to Wikipedia's, but with extra checks in place to avoid the ugliness associated with some Wikipedia articles. For an example article, see Jack McClellan, and click "edit" (or "view source" if you have no account) to see the wikitext.
  • Order of content: Introductory sections (and if required, the disclaimers or hatnotes before them) should have no heading, and should mention the name of the article in bold, somewhere near the start of the passage. They should avoid using references, and should, in the case of larger articles, simply sum up the topic and what the rest of the article elaborates. The order of the following, headed sections may then progress roughly in the following fashion: 1. Any historical information 2. Any organisational, personal, conceptual features. The meat of the article. 3. Any scrutiny, praise or criticism. 4. Any commentaries, quoted for convenience. 5. Any "see also" list. 6. Any references (see below) 7. Any internal links list, and then external links list if either is required. 8. List of categories (trivial, as categories always migrate to the end, but best kept in one place).
  • Basic aesthetic/format controls: Do not let Tables of Contents act as pillars for wasteful and ugly white space at the head of articles. For example, to remove a ToC, insert __NOTOC__ at the start of an article. To wrap text around a left-floating ToC, for example, insert <div style="margin-right: 25px; float: left;">__TOC__</div>. Illustrate articles by uploading and then formatting images left or right with captions, for example, inserting [[Image:Imagename.fileextension|thumb|Caption for image]], replacing "thumb" with "frame" for the fullsize image. Reference lists are made easy by wrapping the material (URLs, Book refs, etc) in ref tags, i.e. <ref>Full book ref</ref>. Then place a references list at the end of the article, but before any internal or external link lists by inserting the following below the full title "References": {{reflist}}. Other useful formatting codes include :text goes here to indent a paragraph, and *text goes here to bullet a paragraph.

Remember to make use of the formatting buttons above the edit window, hovering to reveal each button's function.

Where to start

Here are some user-generated projects and "special pages" for aiding the development of NewgonWiki:

Noticeboard

In-house discussion about NewgonWiki.

Articles in progress

A list of incomplete articles that cannot yet be categorised (added to the encyclopedia).

Mirror Project

Using other wikis to duplicate content and add to ours (with some cautions).

Potential project content

Ideas for new projects, and the content that may go into forming them.

Wanted pages

Wanted pages is a list of articles proposed, but not yet created on NewgonWiki.

Develop one of these or generate a listing by editing this page or an encyclopedia article (lists are particularly useful), making sure to [[wikilink]].

Special pages

Browse this index for novel stuff that will help build the wiki.

To-do list

Find something on our to-do list.

Resources

These may be used to supplement new content and expand reading.

Research Resources

Literature reviews.

Linkblog

For listing links of interest to Newgon.com editors.