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Wiki software allows you to turn any text into a link (like this) to another wiki article.
Here are some tips for naming articles.
Things to consider when naming articles
- Use simple nouns, names, or short descriptive phrases that would work well in a sentence.
- Use singulars, not plurals, if at all possible. (This wiki's linking can add plurals easily in most cases but not subtract them.)
- Use titles that people can find easily in searches and that you can use easily in sentences within other articles.
- This wiki site might end up containing information about multiple products and COLLADA in general, so be specific when you need to be.
- (For example, titling something demo would be OK if you were talking about what a demo in general is, but not if you were talking about a specific demo or product. In the latter case, something like list of COLLADA demos or COLLADA demo for SigGRAPH 2006 would be better.)
- Avoid punctuation and special characters if possible.
Examples of useful article titles
- COLLADA: This article could describe COLLADA and you can also just link to it in any sentence about COLLADA. For example:
- "Several companies worked together to develop COLLADA".
- naming wiki articles: states clearly what it's about and is spelled & phrased so that it can be used in a sentence:
- "Before creating articles here, read more about naming wiki articles."
Examples of bad article titles
- Issues: Whose issues? About what?
- Face to Face Work Group Meeting Info & RSVP: It's all capitalized, so it doesn't fit into a sentence nicely and no one's likely to ever type it that way. It covers two topics: the meeting itself and the RSVPing. It doesn't say WHICH F2F meeting it refers to. Better for this wiki site might be: Face-to-face meeting August 26 2006
- InfoAboutThisWiki: Use spaces. Don't capitalize.
To stimulate your thoughts further
- View the list of all existing article titles. See which ones make sense to you and which seem to make reasonable titles.