Help:Wiki Contribution Policies and Guidelines
Thank you for visiting Intellogist and becoming part of our community! To maintain an atmosphere of trust on the site, and to ensure that our site remains a haven for objective content and thoughtful user feedback related to patent search tools and systems, the following guidelines are provided for user contributions. If you are planning to make a contribution to our Community Reports, please keep these guidelines in mind. If the content you submit falls outside of these guidelines, our moderators will likely edit your post to help it conform to these standards. The Intellogist moderators are available to help, so if you have any questions, feel free to contact us!
Both objective and subjective content can be submitted when editing an Intellogist Community Report. Please observe the following guidelines:
Objective Content (Factual Information)
One of the major purposes of the Intellogist Community Reports is to help other users get a factual overview of the capabilities of various search tools and systems. This could include facts about the tool taken from help materials, but it could also include information from other sources, such as a review of the tool published in a journal or trade magazine.
When including material from any outside source, please attribute it by explicitly stating the source, and pasting the URL for the source into the wiki. For instructions on how to quote entire passages of text from another website, please see the section below on content that is copied from another website.
For further instructions on formatting citations, including material from a book, journal, or other non-web resource, we abide by Wikipedia standards, which can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citing_sources#How_to_format_citations. To sum up the policy, various citation formats are allowed as long as they are internally consistent to the wiki page you are editing. The format of a citation is secondary to its content; it is important that others are able to find the cited materials.
Content that is copied from a another website (such as a vendor website)
When you quote information from a vendor website, it is okay if that information is somewhat subjective in nature. The important thing is that it must be very clear that you are quoting someone else's words, and you must attribute the quote.
When including material from any outside source, please attribute it by explicitly stating the source, and pasting the URL for the source into the wiki. You do not need to use any brackets when including a URL, as it is best if everyone can see the full URL before they click on it.
<blockquote>''Our product has been developed as the result of an intensive human-computer interaction study, and it has been optimized for the particular needs of patent searchers.''</blockquote>
Our product has been developed as the result of an intensive human-computer interaction study, and it has been optimized for the particular needs of patent searchers.
Subjective Content (User Opinion)
Subjective content, such as user thoughts and experiences about a search tool, can be shared on Community Reports pages. When contributing this content, it is very important that it is clearly marked and separated from objective contributions.
Formatting: Please use the ==User Experiences== tag when including user experiences and opinions in a Community Report. At the bottom of your contribution, be sure to "sign" your post by selecting the appropriate icon from the wiki editing menu, shown in the figure below (alternatively, you can type --~~~~). The icon looks a bit like a handwritten signature. Doing this will ensure your username will be associated with the contribution, as well as a date and time stamp.
And the example would appear to look like this:
For Additional Guidance
Thanks for taking a look at our contribution policies and guidelines. As always, feel free to contact us if you need the help of one of the Intellogist staff!