Entering data into categories and history

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Wiki Admin Emeritus
Jul 22, 2002
Bowie, Md.
Categories are high level indexes, maintained by the MediaWiki software, that gather articles that have information on a specific topic. As they are maintained by the software, the user does not enter data directly into them (as we've had a couple of instances of this recently). Instead if you wish a particular article (or data) to appear in the category, all you need to do to make this happen is to add the category name, preferably at the bottom of the article. The order that these names show up is not significant.

Please refrain from directly editing the categories unless you are making some change(s) that affect all the articles that it contains. Instead, find the county and article you wish to modify first. We have a number of tools to help with this, but one of the easiest ones is to use the search box about 1/2 down each article on the left. If you can't find something, please post a request and someone will undoubtedly post the page address

In addition, articles are never signed nor dated. The software keeps a record of who modifies a particular article, and when. It is part of the history of the article and is used in case an article is spammed and needs to be restored.

Thanks to those folks that contribute and your future cooperation...Mike
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