Basically whatever's useful from http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing .
Actually, that can probably be the reference manual, and we can just build the test from there.
The exam should ask the person to make a wiki page from scratch, with the following things:
- headings: ==, ===
- text: '', ''', '''''
- signing: ~~~, ~~~~
- lists: *, **, #, ##
- indentation: :, ::
- links: [[link]], [[link|linktext]], http://link, [http://link linktext] * redirects: <nowiki>#REDIRECT [[link]]
- categories: [[Category:name]], [[:Category:name]]
- formatting: <pre>text to format</pre>
- images: [[Image:name.ext|thumb|left|caption]], Upload file
It should also cover a few other items of note:
- creating new pages (especially with the "Go" button not allowing you to)
- talk page format
- edit summaries
- when to mark an edit as "minor"
- Remember to provide good edit summaries, and mark minor edits when appropriate.
- Follow common style guidelines.
- Go to the Rebel Squadrons wiki and create a new page called Wiki Exam - PIN, substituting your own PIN for the word "PIN".
- Your topic will be the X-Wing starfighter (note: randomize this between various fighters: XW YW AW BW T/F T/I T/B; use an algorithm that always gives the same fighter for a given PIN, so people don't refresh until they get a fighter they like). Using your own knowledge or a reference, write a brief explanation of the fighter in 4-6 sentences (more if you like). This should include at least two links to other RS wiki pages, including a unit that might use the fighter.
- Using <pre>, add a listing of four or five specifications of the ship (e.g. engines, weapons, etc.)
- Create a "Links" section and make a list of two or three links that have information on your fighter. Include a brief explanation of the usefulness of each link.
- Find and upload an image of the fighter and place a thumbnail of it at the top right of the page. Include a caption of your choosing.
- Now pretend that you are a random user seeing this page for the first time and have a question about it (e.g. "Sentence x in your opening paragraph is incorrect!"). Post the question in an inappropriate place and don't sign it.
- Back as yourself again, move the question to an appropriate place, attribute it, and respond in an appropriate manner and format.
- Revise the paragraph(s) you've written for greater clarity, or add another sentence or two.
- Create a shortcut to your page by making a redirect to it from WEX PIN (again, substitute your own PIN).
- Give your page a category, and you're done!
Check over all your work, confirm HIER below, and submit your course when you're ready!
[ ] I have followed HIER in taking this course.