(1) Start writing or translating content that you feel would be useful to others in your language. If you're
interested in working with other authors, make sure to add information on how to contact you in your profile.
Russian and Chinese
already have distinct Wiki sites.
(2) Check for existing articles and contributors in your language. Yottun8 tracks articles in each language and posts
monthly to the Wiki Ninjas blog. You can get to the actual articles from
this wiki page.
(3) Begin a forum thread to discuss TechNet Wiki content with your language Community. You can do this in
the Wiki discussion forum. Or, if you need help or just want to inform others that you're getting started on a language, feel free to post that
the Wiki discussion forum as well.
(4) Start inviting other contributors of your language (probably from the MSDN/TechNet Forums, if your language is represented there) to also contribute their content. You can also look for Microsoft community contributors (who use your language)
in other social sites like Microsoft Answers/Community, Stack Overflow, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
(5) Help others in your language by commenting or improving articles.
(6) Check in here (via comment, or check back here for an update). We might have a group for you to join around these efforts, and we might be able to get a forum started to plan content with your language's Community (depending on whether
your language is up on TechNet/MSDN forums yet).
(7) Build out a community of 10-15 regular contributors of your language on TNWiki. Let us know how we can help (via comment or post in the
Wiki discussion forum)!
(8) Once a solid community is in place for a language, members can look at what is best for that language in the long term - this could include finding and recognizing quality content, running friendly competitions or even moving that language
to a distinct wiki (similar to the existing Portuguese, Chinese, and Russian Wiki instances), creating a language specific forum, and generally working with that language community to help meet its needs.
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What is tagbl tag?
@Naomi - I've started to use this to track articles I contribute to. A few folks use tag+<initials> rather than their full name.
Durval Ramos edited Revision 9. Comment: Add link "Portuguese" in "Other Languages"