As mentioned yesterday I and a dedicated team have given birth to the TSP Survival Wiki. The wiki is located at TSPWiki.com it is now ready for prime time. For those that don’t know a wiki is a website that anyone can edit or add pages too, it is really easy but takes a bit of knowledge to do. We have put together a training center though for those that want to help.
On that note, while we have given the wiki life it is an infant right now. There are over 1,000 pages of content already, some are stubs (very brief), some are in depth and some well they are detailed but not enough yet. On top of that there are likely 10s of thousands of topics to be created, explored, etc.
A wiki is like a treasure hunt as you build it. You are writing up a page and use a word, you are like some people might not know that term so you create a link for it. When you publish that page you find one of two things…
- Someone made a page for that word already and it may be really great or it may need expanding or tweaking.
- Or you just created that page via the link, it is a blank slate! It will be up to you or another person to get it off the ground.
This is what I and the team have done up till now.
So get over to TSPWiki.com and check it out. If you want to contribute check the links under “Become A Contributor”, we have information on how to do everything from set up an account to how to create and edit pages, and it video as well!
Another cool feature is the link in the left margin that says, Special pages. You can find some really cool info that way, like Wanted pages. Those are pages that are linked to by other pages but have not yet themselves been created. The more pages that mention and refer to them the higher they are on the list. Also in the left margin you will see Recent changes which shows exactly what you would expect the most recent activity on the wiki.
The key here is anyone can edit any page, the pages we all create and add to do not belong to any one person. So if you see someone make a page but it needs some help and you can do so, you just do it. These are not articles like a blog, this is a group think project that leads to a massive data base of easily accessible information.
Hey bloggers you can help too! Next time you are writing an article about something prepper, homestead or permaculture related, consider a link to the TSP Wiki page for that item. You know something like Societal Collapse or Amateur Radio or Food Forest. The more links the better.
Lastly what if you are like, why isn’t there a page on ______. Well then create one, find a page that would be related and edit that one, create a link to the term you want to add and presto click that link and blank slate and have at it. The TSP Wiki is a Do-ocracy.