Planipedia:Community Portal

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Planipedia is a community-based site and relies on the contributions of users like yourself to provide usable, valuable information on financial planning worldwide. By participating in Planipedia you are helping to achieve the vision to offer education and tools on financial planning to a worldwide audience for free. This Community Portal page is designed to provide a place to share ideas on how people can become more involved.

How You Can Contribute - Content is Critical
User of the Month

If you want to become User of the Month or simply want to understand how to share your skills with the Planipedia community, there are several ways you can contribute. Keep in mind, every user has a different knowledge, skill and available time set, so you should choose the method of contributing that is best suited to you.

Users should become familiar with the Planipedia Rules to ensure contributions are beneficial and not problematic. If you are already contributor to Planipedia, we extend our thanks. Keep up the good work! We value the diversity and value you add to this collective project. If you are a registered user, you will have a Contribution Score that gives you an idea of your long-term and short-term assistance.

Although we are happy for contributors to indicate that they were the "source" of information, they must understand that the information can be used by anyone without acknowledging the source.

Frequently Asked Questions

It sometimes take a little effort to understand how a Wiki community works. Who is in charge? How do you distinguish opinion from fact? What if you put in an article then someone who disagrees deletes or changes your content? For some general observations on this, see comments on How a Wiki Works.

Planipedia Meetings

The primary way to communicate in Planipedia is by using the Discussion tab on various screens including this one. From time to time we invite our users to attend special update and information sessions. The meeting invitations are posted on the discussion tab. Please check the discussion tab regularly for updates.

The User of the Month for September is he User of the Month for September is Elaine Hartjes with honorable mention going to Laszlo. The User of the Month has the highest contribution score of all registered Planipedia users, calculated from the number of pages they have added and edited. Active users allow Planipedia to continue to provide valuable information on financial planning to the world. As such, Users of the Month are awarded special administrative status with enhanced capabilities to moderate Planipedia content. For more information go to user level powers.

Invite others to participate

A key aspect of the success of any community based initiative like Planipedia is that like minded individuals are introduced to it, and as a result, some will take an active role in contributing additional content or introducing it to their members. Invitations can be as simple as sending an email to a friend or colleague to say "take a look", or it involve approaching an association or organization to see if they are interested in becoming a supporter.

If there is an organization (a professional body, planning firm, educational group, etc) you feel is worth approaching, we have crafted an Introduction to and PlanPlus Planit page. Simply send your contact(s) a link to this to start the "exploration" on this community offering.

Planit Portal

Go to the PlanPlus Planit software tool to produce financial plans and run calculator reports. To understand more about PlanPlus Planit see Planit Community Edition.

Planipedia Peers

Get in touch with other individuals, corporations and institutions that are already using Planipedia by commenting on their user:discussion tab. List of Users

Planipedia Minutes

As outlined under Planipedia Meeting, meetings are held with users and volunteers to discuss operational details and decisions on next steps. These steps may be approaching additional Supporters, encouraging additional content development, issues around security or abuse of the system etc. We try to keep minutes to these meetings and if possible record them for those interested but unable to attend.