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You are welcome to edit this page (as you are any other page) to give suggestions on how to improve the over-all site of Peace Corps Wiki. Find something that can be improved, whether content, grammar or formatting, and make it better.
You are welcome to edit this page (as you are any other page) to give suggestions on how to improve the over-all site of Peace Corps Wiki. Find something that can be improved, whether content, grammar or formatting, and make it better.
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* Create a page for 'Staging'. What you go through at Staging; what cities; what countries of service goes to which cities.  
* Create a page for 'Staging'. What you go through at Staging; what cities; what countries of service goes to which cities.  
* Create a page listing approximate departure dates, in calendar order, of different countries. Likewise, for each country list when each group may arrive.
* Create a page listing approximate departure dates, in calendar order, of different countries. Likewise, for each country list when each group may arrive.
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* Subdivide each Country pages into smaller pages ('Packing List for Fiji', 'Training in The Gambia', 'Frequently Asked Questions about Mongolia') As is, each Country page too long
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* Subdivide each Country pages into smaller pages ('Packing List for Fiji', 'Training in The Gambia', 'Frequently Asked Questions about Mongolia') As is, each Country page too long.
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* Make pages for country-independent items ('General Pre-Departure Checklist')
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-Check [[Armenia]]--[[User:Willd|Willd]] 21:07, 24 February 2008 (PST)
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* Create pages for sector-dependent list of items to pack ('Packing for Education Volunteers in The Gambia', 'Packing for Water and Sanitation Volunteers in Honduras')
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**[[Template:Ukraine]] Example of a template which could be put on each page.
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**Download country flags for the template from wikipedia.
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* Create pages for sector-dependent list of items to pack ('Packing for Education Volunteers in The Gambia', 'Packing for Water and Sanitation Volunteers in Honduras').
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* Make pages for country-independent items ('General Pre-Departure Checklist').
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* Add a Resources page for current volunteers to research grant resources, material aid and other resources.
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* Check with the inspector general reports instead of just pulling everything from Peace Corps' PR pages (and provide links to them).  Health and safety are critical issues in some countries.
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* Describe 'everyday' events that volunteers may have to do which may seem unusual at first to the invitee (e.g, taking a bucketbath).
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* For countries that Peace Corps is no longer active, give history of Peace Corps in that country and reason(s) why no longer active.
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* List of [[Volunteers]] from every country. Done--[[User:Willd|Willd]] 21:07, 24 February 2008 (PST)
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* When a volunteer creates a profile, the option to enter their group number does not show up. I recommended adding "|Group=" as a choice. Also, will we need to put only number or the letter?
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* Create a page for Peace Corps staff/host nationals to add their pages.
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* Main article link code, e.g. <nowiki>{{main|History of the Peace Corps in Albania}}</nowiki>.  This will make it easier to break up pages that are way too long.  Right now it looks like country pages are copied straight out of official PC materials, and this leaves us with huge chunks of text.  Is that text meant as temporary filler to be replaced by volunteer writing, or should it be kept?  Either way it would be better not to have one page with that much content.
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* Regarding periods & places of service:
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** You might consider default organization by year of swear-in rather than the 2-year bracket. Some people extend, some leave early for whatever reason, and some extend to another country for one year, etc. This system could be used in the info boxes, in the lists of people by year etc.
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** Since a few people have served in more than one country, and a fair number have served as volunteer in one and staff in one or more countries, a better (extendable?) info box system would be helpful (or else pointers to a help page on that in the template page for adding one's info).--[[User:Donosborn|Donosborn]] 18:18, 13 March 2008 (PDT)
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* On the Timeline page, the country and departure dates are listed but it would probably be helpful to many nom's to include program (ie. health, edu., etc.), as well. So, for example, you would see "February 28th - Morocco - Education" or whatever the program is.

Latest revision as of 18:53, 27 September 2008


You are welcome to edit this page (as you are any other page) to give suggestions on how to improve the over-all site of Peace Corps Wiki. Find something that can be improved, whether content, grammar or formatting, and make it better.

Likewise, you are also encouraged to be bold and try to incorporate some of the suggestions yourself. You can't break Peace Corps Wiki. Anything can be fixed or improved later.

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[edit] Suggestions

-Check Armenia--Willd 21:07, 24 February 2008 (PST)

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