A wiki is a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites.
The Bogleheads Wiki can be read by anyone; however writing and editing functions will be restricted to the members of the Bogleheads Forum. Wiki articles, known as pages, can be created by writers, known as editors. Once created, pages can be edited by anyone with editor privileges. Thus a wiki is very much a collaborative enterprise. We are hopeful that the wiki will become a valuable reference page for both forum members as well as the reading public.
As many of you know, a small group of forum members established an experimental test wiki three weeks ago. The participants felt that the experiment was quite successful and proposed that the forum administrators create and adopt the wiki as a forum owned and operated venture. The Bogleheads Wiki is the result of this proposal. Over the past week, the experimental wiki’ers have been in the process of transferring pages from the experimental wiki to the forum wiki. This process is nearly complete, and it is thus that we can present this beta version of the wiki for the forum community.
The Bogleheads Wiki
We welcome comments. You can navigate the wiki by selecting a Topic link and checking the active pages within the Topic; You can get back to the Main Page by either selecting the Main Page option in the Navigation sidebox, or by clicking The Bogleheads insignia header in the top left corner. Here is an index of all current pages, some of which are as yet uncreated (i.e. not yet written) pages:
Index to All Pages
We will be adding new editors soon. A forum member desiring to become a wiki editor should send the request in a PM to Ken Schwartz who will pass it on to the Wiki Administrators for review. Acceptance will be granted to those applicants who have consistently demonstrated an ability and interest in explaining Boglehead investment concepts.
You don't need to be an editor to make contributions to the wiki. If you are a forum member and have a suggestion for a wiki topic or even a draft for an entire page, you can send it via PM to Barry Barnitz or post it on the Suggestions for the Wiki sticky in the Reference Library.
We are hoping for broad participation from forum members. Wide-ranging investment expertise is not required. If you have reasonable knowledge of one particular investing area, you can write new pages or improve existing ones pertaining to that subject. If you have good English or MediaWiki skills, you can edit lots of pages to make them better. Give wiki writing a try! Your material doesn't have to be perfect, since there are other folks who will come along and work to improve it.