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=Welcome=
 
=Welcome=
  
Welcome to the Law for the Commons Wiki. The Law and the Commons Wiki is a Commons Transition project which resides within the [[Main Page | Commons Transition Wiki]]. Both wikis are closely interrelated, but there are some differences. If you want to contribute, we recommend that you first familiarize yourself with [[Contribute | the contribution guidelines of the Commons Transition Wiki]]. You will find additional resources, links for wiki help, templates and detailed guidelines specific to the Law for the Commons Wiki in the sections below.
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Welcome to the Law for the Commons Wiki. The Law for the Commons Wiki is a Commons Transition project and resides within the [[Main Page | Commons Transition Wiki]]. These wikis are closely interrelated, but there are some differences. If you want to contribute, we recommend that you first familiarize yourself with [[Contribute | the contribution guidelines of the Commons Transition Wiki]]. You will find additional resources, links for wiki help, templates and detailed guidelines specific to the Law for the Commons Wiki in the sections below.
  
  
 
= Differences between the Commons Transition Wiki and the Law for the Commons Wiki=
 
= Differences between the Commons Transition Wiki and the Law for the Commons Wiki=
  
Once familiarized with the guidelines for the main Commons Transition Wiki, we can begin to discuss the distinguish features of the Law for the Commons Wiki. These can be roughly divided into two main areas: '''Categorization''' and '''Formatting'''.  
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Once you are familiar with the guidelines for the main Commons Transition Wiki, we can address the distinguishing features of the Law for the Commons Wiki. These can be roughly divided into two main areas: '''Categorization''' and '''Formatting'''.  
  
 
= Categorization =
 
= Categorization =
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== Overall and Main Categories ==
 
== Overall and Main Categories ==
  
All entries in the Law for the Commons Wiki are contained with its '''main category''' [[:category:Law and the Commons | "Law and the Commons"]] and it must be added to all entries.  
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All entries in the Law for the Commons Wiki are contained within its '''main category''' [[:category:Law and the Commons | "Law and the Commons"]].
  
Following that, there are two main categories:
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Following that, there are two main categories. For historical examples of Commons Laws:
  
 
* '''[[:category:Law and the Commons: Premodern Sources | Law and the Commons: Premodern Sources]]'''
 
* '''[[:category:Law and the Commons: Premodern Sources | Law and the Commons: Premodern Sources]]'''
  
For historical examples of Commons Law.
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For contemporary examples of Commons Laws:
  
 
* '''[[:category: Contemporary Commons Law | Contemporary Commons Law]]'''
 
* '''[[:category: Contemporary Commons Law | Contemporary Commons Law]]'''
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== Cluster Pages ==
 
== Cluster Pages ==
  
Within the main two categories, we have 9 cluster pages, containing the bulk of our overview of Law for the Commons. These entries feature a number of concise subsection exploring different examples of whatever is contained in the cluster. Here is the full list of clusters:
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Within the main two categories, we have 9 cluster pages containing most of the overview of Law for the Commons. These entries feature a number of concise subsections exploring different examples of the contents of the cluster. Here is the full list of clusters:
  
 
# [[Indigenous Commons]]
 
# [[Indigenous Commons]]
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# [[Re-imagining State Policy to Empower Commons]]
 
# [[Re-imagining State Policy to Empower Commons]]
  
If you want to add a new, concise subsection to any of the clusters, please go ahead. If you'd like to expand on any of the sub-sections, it's preferable to make a new entry. We'll talk about this below.
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If you want to add a new, concise subsection to any of the clusters, please go ahead. If you'd like to expand on any of the subsections, it's preferable to make a new entry. We'll talk about this below.
  
 
== Expanding Cluster subsections in new entries ==
 
== Expanding Cluster subsections in new entries ==
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* '''[[Common Wealth Trusts | Common Wealth Trusts entry]]'''
 
* '''[[Common Wealth Trusts | Common Wealth Trusts entry]]'''
  
As you can see, the entry retains the cluster text as an introduction and then adds more material from several sources. New entries will follow the Law for the Commons Wiki formatting conventions, which are explained below.
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As you can see, the entry retains the cluster text as an introduction and then adds more material from several sources. New entries will follow the Law for the Commons Wiki formatting conventions, explained below.
  
You can also, of course, link to other articles on the Commons Transition Wiki or elsewhere.
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Of course you can also link to other articles on the Commons Transition Wiki or elsewhere.
  
 
= Formatting =
 
= Formatting =
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* The "Law for the Commons" banner, hyperlinking to the Wiki's front page
 
* The "Law for the Commons" banner, hyperlinking to the Wiki's front page
* A salmon colured background
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* A salmon-coloured background
 
* A lead image
 
* A lead image
* A left-justified Table of contents.
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* A left-justified Table of Contents.
 
* A credit for the lead image
 
* A credit for the lead image
  
Rather than go how this is formatted, we've provided a template, which you can copy and paste in all new entries.  
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Rather than go into how this is formatted, we've provided a template which you can copy and paste in all new entries.  
  
 
  <nowiki>{| class="plainlinks" width="99%" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;"
 
  <nowiki>{| class="plainlinks" width="99%" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;"
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with a hyperlink to the image source and the image creator's profile.
 
with a hyperlink to the image source and the image creator's profile.
  
* Write or insert the text for the new entry on the placeholder set by the tree blocks of "XXXXs" in the middle.
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* The text for the new entry should replace the placeholder marked by the three blocks of "XXXXs" in the middle.
  
 
= Conclusion =
 
= Conclusion =
  
We hope this has provided a clear understanding of the categorization and formatting idiosyncrasies of the Commons Law Wiki. Again, do check the general posting protocols for the Commons Transition Wiki for more information. Following these guidelines will make for richer Law for the Commons wiki experience.
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We hope this has provided a clear understanding of the categorization and formatting idiosyncrasies of the Commons Law Wiki. Again, please do check the general posting protocols for the Commons Transition Wiki for more information. Following these guidelines will make for a richer Law for the Commons Wiki experience.
  
 
If this is your first time working with a wiki, we recommend also the following links:
 
If this is your first time working with a wiki, we recommend also the following links:

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