Hi. Here are some basic rules for this wiki.
Guidelines for Contributions
- Post complete recipes only!: Recipes need to have both a list of ingredients with quantities, as well as a detailed list of directions. If only part of a recipe is posted, the recipe will be deleted. If you do not have time to finish a recipe, then please leave a note, either on the recipe or the admin's talk page to let them know you plan to finish the recipe.
- Use categories correctly: Please follow the existing category structure.
- Cuisine categories contain general articles about a country or region's food culture, and subcategories. Recipes never go into a "cuisine" category
- Food Glossary' categories contain articles about a type of food, cooking preparation, or other cuisine related term which is common in a country or region. Like cuisine, no recipe should ever be put in this category.
- If you wish to categorize a recipe by country, then the appropriate category is Country Recipes, or one of the sub-categories such as Country Appetizers.
- Do not remove an existing country category from an article unless it is wrong (eg. "Tortillas" categorized as a Japanese recipe). If a recipe is used in more than one country, then add more than one country category for it!
- World Recipes is specifically for recipes which were imported from the Yahoo "World Recipes" group. It should never be added to additional recipes.
- Respect Other People's Recipes: If you find a recipe for "Grandma's Best Sugar Cookies", but it is not the same as your grandma's best cookies, then don't simply over-write the article with a different recipe. Instead, create a new page for your recipe. If you wish to suggest a variation, then put it at the bottom of the recipe under a "Notes" heading -- eg. "may use cinnamon in place of nutmeg".
- Use a Descriptive Title: There are a lot of different ways to make a "apple pie". While you may always simply title your version "Apple Pie 2", if there is something special about your recipe, then call it out. "Apple Pie with Raisins" sounds more exciting than "Apple Pie 2".....
- One Recipe per Page: Having 3 different recipes on the same page, even if you generally cook and/or serve them together, just gets confusing. Split them up and link from one to the other as needed.
- Give Attribution: If you are posting a great recipe that you got from somewhere else, then a) make sure it is okay to copy it here, and b) give attribution back to the original author.
- Keep it civil: Do not make personal attacks on other people. If you need to criticize another user’s argument, do so without attacking them as a person. Do not use bigoted language, including slurs which degrade another person or group of people based on gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, etc.
- Be a productive member of the wiki: Contribute to the wiki in line with the established processes and conventions. Need help? Ask an administrator! Disrupting the wiki with “edit warring” over differing opinions of a topic with another user or group of users is not productive.
- Do not engage in excessive self-promotion: The wiki is a collaborative community resource for the topic at hand. It is NOT a free place to advertise your related website, YouTube channel, blog, social media account, etc. Have a question about whether your link would be welcome? Ask an administrator!
- Do not harass other users: If somebody asks you to stop posting certain content on their wall, respect their wishes. It is their wall.