Talk:Investing in Australia

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Statements likely to become outdated

There are a couple of places where the article uses "currently" to reference data that is time/date sensitive and likely to change. According to the Wikipedia:Manual of Style it is suggested that use of language such as currently should be avoided, rather use language such as "as of". Since I don't know the specifics of the Australian market, I'm not sure the best course of action to update. --Peculiar Investor 12:33, 20 March 2016 (EDT)

See also Wikipedia:As of for more guidance. I'll investigate the effort to port Wikipedia's Template:As of to the BH wiki. --Peculiar Investor 12:40, 20 March 2016 (EDT)


Just wanted to say a big thanks to the editors who have fixed things so far.

As if you couldn't tell, this is my first time ever updating a wiki. I'm reading all your comments, trying to incorporate them into my writing as I go. I've got a lot of information to combine and write up so while I'm trying to keep things organised I apologise in advance for the writing tone and clutter. ^^^ added by Startingagain 01:27, 21 March 2016‎ (EDT)

There is no need to apologize, you're doing fine. We use the same software, and follow the same guidelines, as Wikipedia. The difficulty is understanding the wikitext language combined with following Wikipedia conventions.
Content is much more important than formatting. The technicalities of creating links, headings, tables (especially tables!), and organizing the page information can be overwhelming. Don't let this stop you.
Use the Discussion page (this one) to ask for help. If you want to insert content from a post, create a table, add a figure, or anything else; just provide the link and let us know what needs to be done.
By convention, an editor "signs" their name in a Discussion page. Use the "pencil" icon (3rd from the left) in the editing toolbar. You'll see --~~~~ which will get converted to a signature upon "Show preview" or "Save page".
--LadyGeek 21:25, 21 March 2016 (EDT)
Got it, thanks!! --Startingagain 21:49, 21 March 2016 (EDT)
As LadyGeek points out, content is the most important part of wiki article. Please carry on and develop the article. Another part is the collaborative effort to develop and improve articles, where anyone can bring their particular skillset to help improve the article. Wiki editing generally tends to flurry of activity from a number of editors over a short period of time, then the article remains stable for a while. Editing an article tends to lead to others reading the article again and apply further edits, rinse, lather and repeat.
As a Canadian, I cannot much help in the way of Australian content. However I've got extensive experience in "The technicalities of creating links, headings, tables (especially tables!), and organizing the page information", so collaborate on those aspects. The challenge is not discouraging the content editors from continuing to improve the article's content when they see others "fixing/updating" the article. Please be encouraged to carry on and be bold. Improve the content even if it doesn't necessarily format correctly. Someone will generally pitch in and help there. The best way to learn the "technicalities" is review the change history to understand what got changed. For the most part, that's how I've learned many of the "technicalities". --Peculiar Investor 08:58, 22 March 2016 (EDT)