Example - Proposing a new entry

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This is an step-by-step example of how to propose a new ontology entry.

Let's say you want to propose an entry called Foo. Well, one of the first things you need to do is determine where in the hierarchy this entry would go. In particular, whether Foo is a child of another, more abstract entry. Let's assume you've decided that Foo is a particular kind of Moo. In other words, you want to propose the entry Foo as a child of Moo.

To properly propose the new entry:

  1. Go to the page for Moo. You could find it using the search tool, or go directly to the URL which might look like this: http://www.gameontology.org/index.php/Moo
  2. Scroll down to the header titled Children. You'll notice that on the right hand side there is a link that says [edit].
  3. Click on the edit link, it will take you to a new page where you can edit the content of that section (the list of children).
  4. Add the child you wish to propose by adding the following:*[[Foo]]
    • A few notes on Wiki formatting:
      1. The * symbol is used to create a bullet point.
      2. The "[[ and ]] are used to create links. Anything within them is a link to a page in the wiki with that name. So, if you write [[Test page]], you will create a link to a page called Test page.
  5. After you have made the changes type a little summary of what you did in the summary space provided.
    • For example: Added new child entry called Foo.
  6. Click on the Save page button. This will save the changes and take you back to the page you edited.
  7. You will notice that there is a new link. If you click on it, you will go to the page for the new entry. It won't have any content.
  8. Now you can add the text for each child. We recommend you try to follow the template for ontology entries
      • You can then click on the edit button for this template, copy the text, paste it into the new child and then make the necessary changes.
  9. Since you are proposing new entries, don't forget to add the following text in the description of the new entry: {{proposal}}.
    • Adding this will automatically include the proposed template.

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