Would you like to start an edition of Memory Alpha in your language? These basic steps are intended to provide an easy guide to setting up a localized wiki for Memory Alpha. There are four main stages to launching, that should take a total of between five and ten hours of work (depending on how fast a translator you are).
Translate the following pages:
These pages are the most essential in getting the basic framework of a new Memory Alpha wiki established.
Complete a wiki request form at Wikicities. A new database will be created within a week.
Invite a few friends and online acquaintances (perhaps people you know from message boards or newsgroups) to help populate the initial pages of the new wiki. At this stage, the wiki is essentially functional, but it's mostly empty, and might be confusing to many visitors. You should now start translating other useful pages like these:
- Policies and Guidelines and associated pages
- Help and associated pages
- Manual of Style
- Lists of Trek episodes and movies
- Lists of Trek main characters
As with the original English edition, you may wish to copy some policies from your language's version Wikipedia — just be sure to provide the appropriate credit! The MediaWiki User's Guide is a good place to get the appropriate material outside of Memory Alpha itself.
Add a link to the list of Memory Alpha language editions. Congratulations, your new edition is now ready for the public! Be sure to promote the new edition on appropriate message boards and mailing lists (but don't spam!).