Portal:How To Help

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How to help?[modifier

Your help is welcome! Techie or not, all skills are necessary to defend our liberties!

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@laquadrature.net.

La Quadrature du Net does not have members, it exists a lot of way to take action with us, here are some examples:

Keep updated[modifier

To keep informed of our publication and future actions, you can subscribe to the following RSS feeds:

You can also subscribe here to receive our newsletter (also available in English since 2015).

Your email address will only be used to send you informations about our activities. It will never be send to a third party.

You can participate by share the informations and the documents you find on this wiki and on our website to your friends and relatives. Raise awareness about national, European and international bills.

You can use freely the images of La Quadrature in your messages.


Call for translatons (flyers, images, press releases...) are regularly sent through the dedicated mailing list. You need to subscribe if you want to participate.

To know more about how we work, please visit this page

We translate principally:

  • press releases from La Quadrature du Net,
  • legal analysis and other works from La Quadrature du Nett,
  • the wiki

Our methods change regarding the available time. A press releases is usually translated in 3 hours while a longer analysis needs more work.

We have also started the construction of a glossary of terms that can be often found in the translation of La Quadrature du Net.

Consult our glossary.

Consult the page of the pages to translate on the wiki

Developpers entry point[modifier

Logo developpement LQDN

Welcome fellow developper

On this portal, you'll find all the information you might need to help developping La Quadrature Du Net's tools.

Some initial first steps you might want to take:

  • Subscribe to the development mailing list dev@laquadrature.netinfo
  • Introduce yourself on this list, you might want to tell us what you'd like to work on.
  • Learn the basics of git. We use it a lot.
  • Open an account on our Gitlab. You can use your github account if you want.
  • Join us on our Mattermost to talk about projects and tools we're working on.
  • Read our Development Workflow

You'll find below the different active projects inside LQDN. Each one of them provides documentation for developers, as well as means to help people working on the project. Most of those are independently managed, so feel free to get in touch with the developers (ideally using the code repository website).

You can also update your personal page on the wiki, to announce the project you want to work on.

All the informations are on the portal dedicated to development.

Help on the Wiki[modifier

First, it's recommended to create an account or to log in.

You can also give an email, it isn't mandatory. But it can help to follow the evolution of the pages you created of that you want to follow.

It's recommended if you verify your username in the list. Basically, stating what projects you work on and your activities, well, presenting yourself!

What is it about?

The most simple (and repetitive) task is to follow the recent changes [1]. This page takes also into account the modifications on the pages, the changes and the new users.

Following those pages allows you to verify and to update the pages by:

  • Deleting the spams. It's rare but sometimes the defences go off.
  • Correction the form. Correcting typing mistakes or grammar are the most common stuff, also forgotten words.
  • Correcting the meaning. This depends of your knowledge of La Quadrature and its themes (don't hesitate to ask).

You can also follow new uploaded files so files follow the netiquette.

The use of the special page allow to optimise the use of the wiki, for example by adding categories to pages that don't have any or to assure that all pages are accessible through another pages. Here are the list of quick actions you'd need to do from time to time:

  • The page the least recently modified, as their name indicates, those pages weren't modified recently, it is good to review if they are still up to date. If not, maybe they need some update or to be deleted.
  • The most wanted pages are pages that need to be created. It's best to have the smallest list on this list.
  • The lonely pages are pages that are not references anywhere which isn't great. Pages like to be linked to.
  • The short pages are pages that are started but need to be extended, categorized and so on (or just deleted).
  1. It is possible to follow them by subscribing to the RSS feed of this wiki