In site pages, Hmolpedia:New users is a work-in-progress "welcome page" to new users to Hmolpedia, that outlines some basic activities, things that can be done, and general policies that have fallen into place, since the Dec 2007 launch.
Welcome to the new MediaWiki edition of Hmolpedia!
This new addition of Hmolpedia, is basically starting out in the tentative stage as an “open edit” wiki, wherein new users, supposedly, can edit articles, which are not locked, e.g. to fix typos and date errors, which is helpful, being sure to make and "edit note" when saving, etc. Visit the Wikipedia "introduction" to editing page first.
If a new user desires to start a "new article" or see a new article written, this is best done by making a userspace drafts version of the article, or use the Hmolpedia:Article suggestions page, or employ the "discussion" or "user talk" pages, to communicate.
On your talk page, answers to some of the following questions might be informative: What sort of motivation prompted you to join? What sort of engagement (or contributions) you looking to make? The "discussion" pages, attached to any given article or user, tend to be where most the action happens, as evidence by the 2007 to 2020 “forum” pages of Hmolpedia 2020. Best to employ these first and foremost.
Any educational background, academic, book reading, written articles (draft or published), etc., related to the site topic focus? Who, in your opinion, are the "top ten greatest minds of all time", off the top of your head? (please list as many as you can name, so that we can get to know about you).
Basically, all articles of Hmolpedia are written by Libb Thims, as this wiki is basically footnote library for his mind. Yet it is "public" and great effort is made to make each article written in an "encyclopedic style". There is, however, room for inclusion, and a mechanism available for this. There are, e.g. "things" Libb Thims might not be aware of, e.g some new related "subject", an historical scholar he has not heard of, or a new related scholar that has appeared.
Note 1: NEW ARTICLES:: If you joined to start a new article, be sure to be aware that their is historical precedence (see: progress report in 2005) to how articles are written in Hmolpedia, namely that each article has to be written, in the language of chemical thermodynamics, i.e. the "thermodynamic lens" view of things.
- A. You are welcome to start draft articles via the method of userspace drafts, wherein draft stage articles are made on a "user subpage" (e.g. User:Sadi-Carnot/Bioenergy). Thus, if you want to start an article on say "bioeconomics" or "bioecology", e.g. as User:Bioeco might envision, then one would type in the text "User:UserName/Article" into the site search engine, e.g. "User:Bioeco/Bioeconomics", which returns a screen like this, click the "create this page", which makes a draft, test, or practice article in user subdomain.
- B. If an “article” or “topic”, you are interested in discussing, from a thermodynamical, chemical, or physical point of view, with some relation to “humans”, isn’t yet made in this new MediaWiki edition of Hmolpedia (see: all pages), but was made previously in the 5,376 articles of Hmolpedia 2020, or has not yet been made, post a note that you want to see this article made in the “discussion” page of Hmolpedia:Article suggestions.
Note 2: ERROR CORRECTIONS:: Typo and grammatical error correction to articles are welcome. Please make “edit note” when saving. Please visit the Hmolpedia 2020 “editing rules” page. The previous edition of the wiki, to note, which started out, in 2007, as an “anyone can edit” site, eventually, following aggressive “pet theory” article creation, anti-theory deletions, etc., and one malicious hacker, became a "none can edit" pages site (except site creator), and only the forum remained open. With this new MediaWiki version of Hmolpedia, we are keeping things “loosely open”, in respect to page edits, to see how things go …
Hmolpedia 2020 | Dec 2007 to Aug 2020
In the previous WetPaint-turned-WikiFoundry version of Hmolpedia (see: Hmolpedia 2020), active from Dec 2007 to Aug 2020, accumulated 1,250-members, but owing to a combination site “functionality deterioration”, owing to paucity of programming updating, particularly towards the end, beginning in 2013, when Travis Derouin bought the wiki farm, becoming its sole programmer, but only doing so in his spare time, and “tornado editors”, who either attempted mass deletions of articles or began to aggressively push various pet theories and non-thermodynamic points of views, the site was locked down to the point that new years could only use the forum (and even this became functionally difficult, owing to a lack of programming updates, e.g. users had to do Captcha checks with each post, unless the “friended” the site administrator.
Currently, to stop spam bots, and rouge users, the site is protected (see: spam prevention) by ConfirmEdit and QuestyCaptcha, according to which (a) new users have to “confirm their email”, which slows the rate of spam bots (as experienced when Hmolpedia 2020 first launched) and (b) have to answer one three of questions, made by Libb Thims (User:Sadi-Carnot), which has stopped the spam bots cold. If you have difficulty answering one of these questions, feel free to post an note on my user talk page (User talk:Sadi-Carnot), message me in the Hmolpedia forum (Sadi-Carnot), or email me via libbthims at gmail.com, with explanation of intention to join and or contribute.