Rules for writing articles

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Minter Wiki is not a Wikipedia with a huge list of rules, but we also have them.

Article should be useful

In other words, the article should answer a question or a set of related questions.

If this is an article about Validator, tell us what kind of validator it is. When it was launched, by whom it is supported. Does the validator have a website, Telegram channel? Which services does it own, what open source solutions are offered by? Did the validator team participate in the hackathon and win? Great, tell us about it too. Does the validator have a flexible loyalty system? Write about it in detail. Any information that answers the question "What kind of validator is it, can it be trusted?" will be useful.

If this is an article about coin, please describe the purpose of the coin and its characteristics. Give a link to the PCO. Write at least briefly who created the coin, team or one man? What kind of person is this, what does he do besides Minter? Does he have social profiles? Attach links to the team’s website or, even better, write a separate article about the coin owners.

If this article is about project, do not hesitate to attach links to interviews or attach quotes of project authors with screenshots to the article. Does the project have a website? Great, add a link to it. Does the project have an existing product? Tell us about him. Briefly as part of an article about a project or in more detail in a separate article. With instructions on how to use it and what it is for.

If this is technical article, do not hesitate to insert a code example or describe in detail the formula by which the price of a delegated coin is considered. If a person reads an article on math Minter, he is interested in math! If the article is about using the API, it means that the reader clearly understands what the SDK is and a detailed description of the parameters for calling this or that method will not scare him either. Minter Wiki also needs technical articles.

The general advice is - put yourself in the shoes of the person who will read your article. Would she help you? Would you read it to the end?

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The article must be academic

Academic style doesn’t mean boring.

Even an article on memes can be academic. The academic style of presentation does not mean prohibitively complex and understandable only to people with IQ> 200. Even about quantum physics, you can write so that the child will be interested. The academic style of presentation is logic, consistency and clarity. The text should be written in meaningful sentences, divided into separate logical blocks and be easy to read and understand.

The academic style of presentation also implies a description of the facts, not the emotions or personal opinions of the author.

For example:

  • "BLACK HOLE is the only valid validator at the moment with a commission of 100%", this is a fact.
  • "BLACK HOLE is a node that does not deserve a place in the top and generally violates all the rules", this is a personal opinion that does not carry useful information.

Article must be literate

This is a matter of respect for readers and a minimum level of quality.

Your article may not reveal the topic 100%, but it should be written without spelling, punctuation and lexical errors. We live in 2019 and many services are able to prompt the most obvious errors in the text, do not be lazy to check your text at least in Google Docs.

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Add illustrations

If necessary. Crop your pictures and leave only important information on them. Illustrations must be of high quality and if they do not belong to you - indicate the author.

(Illustration from https://decenter.org)

Attach links to sources

Any important information described in the article should be easily verifiable, otherwise its value tends to zero.

Volume is not important

It is important to answer the question as detailed as possible, and not to fit the length of the text to some abstract number. If the topic of the article requires a large amount of text - let it be a lot of text. If you can uncover the topic briefly, without losing quality, it is no less valuable.

Articles in Minter WIki are licensed under CC BY 4.0

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Otherwise, you agree that:

  • Your article may be changed by anyone without your knowledge;
  • Your article will be distributed on the Internet in any form and for any purpose.