I'm not that skilled in editing the wiki either, I just look at other edit pages and try things as I go along, the "Show preview" button usually comes in handy. But I guess some directions on adding new stuff is overdue a bit as it's not so intuitive, and I never realized this is one of the things keeping people from adding stuff.
If this is useful I'll put it in the wiki as well.
To add a new page you can just make up a new url, like this: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Name of the page you want to add
(the wiki will replace spaces with underscores automaticly) and edit it.
For hardware I think the best convention is: "Manufacturer_Model-Type-Whatever", in your case that would be: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/MSI_MS-7329
. To categorize the page so that it's easy to find, you can put this at the top of the page:
And below that you can put anything you feel is relevant. Here are a few things I figured out so far:
==This is how you can do a section header==
===Which can be nested by adding more equal signs===
*This is an unordered (bullit) list.
**These can also be nested
#This is an ordered (numbered) list
##I think these can be nested as well
:This will be indented
Lines starting with a space will be "preformatted", and placed in one of those typical dotted boxes.
'''''italic and bold
Urls are automaticly recognized, but there are more possibilities. For example:
http://some.domain/page.html shows the URL 'as is'
[http://some.domain/page.html] shows up as an increasing number
[http://some.domain/page.html alternative text] shows up as "alternative text"
[[other wiki page]] link to other_wiki_page, shows as "other wiki page"
[[other wiki page|alternative text]] link to other_wiki_page, shows as "alternative text"
<nowiki>this will stop the wiki from applying formatting, useful if you don't want url's turned into links for instance</nowiki>
Alternatively you can also use the standard HTML tags. I hope I got all that right and that it's enough to get you started. The headings will be put into a table of contents at the top, but only when the page gets long enough I think.
Hey thanks Zaerc... just what I needed ;-)