Each article on Giki (Government Wiki) should contain information on a government organization. Giki suggests the following guidelines in naming your page:

  1. Each government organization is identified uniquely by a geographical name and organization name. See Example 1.
    1. A geographical name resolves the legal scope of the organization. See Example 2:
    2. The organization name simply states its name. See Example 3.
  2. Each page should have one or more relevant categories.
  3. Depending on what category of information about the organization your document contains, you may want to add a categoryName prefix. See Example 4

Example 1[edit source]

The Department of Education of New York State is officially titled New York State Education Department. Use official names whenever possible. It is also useful to check Wikipedia for an existing article on the government agency or department, and using that name. This makes it easier to use the {{Also on Wikipedia}} template to link to that encyclopedia article.

Example 2[edit source]

To resolve a geographical name:

  • A government organization with nation-wide scope would have its geographical name identified by countryname
    • The geographical name for the Government of France would be named as France: (countryname)
  • A government organization with state-wide scope would have its geographical name identified by statename
    • The geographical name for the Government of California would be named as California unless there were more than one California in which case it would become California (US state): (countryname_statename)
  • A government organization with city or town-wide scope would have its geographical name identified as townname

Example 3[edit source]

The organization name simply states its name.

Example 4[edit source]

Depending on what category of information about the organization your document contains, you may want to add a categoryName suffix to the geographicalRegionName_DepartmentName to create a subpage. For example:

There is also a tabs template available for article creation that breaks the content up into up to 8 logical sections. See the description on how to use that template.

These examples will evolve as we grow. Please feel free to experiment.

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