FW-92 -- Feeling Frugal? FrugalJapan Wiki Goes Live!

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A weekly roundup of how to be frugal in the world's most
expensive country to live (unless you read this!), written
and compiled by Wendy J. Imura.

Regular edition, April 19, 2006 Issue No. 92

- Feeling Frugal? FrugalJapan Wiki Goes Live!
- Credits

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***** Feeling Frugal? FrugalJapan Wiki Goes Live! *****

Dear Frugal Readers,

Ever had some amazing frugal information you just wished
you could share with someone? Ever wanted quick access to
that great tip on the Frugal Japan YahooGroup, but found the
site search engine wanting? Ever visited the Frugal Japan
website (www.frugaljapan.com) and wanted to add a comment or
article of your own? Well, we've got the answer to all your
problems: the Frugal Japan Wiki! Check it out here:

What's a wiki? you ask A wiki is a website or similar online
resource that allows users to add and edit content collectively.
The best known Wiki worldwide is, of course, Wikipedia - the
online, multi-lingual encyclopedia with over 1.079 million articles
and counting available online in English. Anyone can edit or
contribute an article. Incidentally, did you know that the
word "wiki wiki" means "rapidly" in Hawaiian?

Our Frugal wiki is the brainchild of FrugalJapan.com webmaster
and all-around wonderwoman Shaney Crawford. Shaney set up our
wiki, and has also diligently seeded it with content from the
FrugalJapan.com website to get us started. You'll find information
on everything from frugal beverages to accommodations in Tokyo,
plus some additional new topics (indicated with question marks).

Reading articles is simple: just access them as on any website.
If you'd like to add your own articles or edit existing ones,
there are a few basic formatting rules and simple mark-up codes.
To learn how to edit, click on the "Beginner's Guide" link
on the left hand column. You can use the "Sandbox" trial area to
try out writing and editing aticles without affecting anything
important on the site. If you do edit someone else's article, it's
polite to acknowledge your contribution by "signing" the article
using your name in the Author box.

If you want to add a new tip to existing tips, just click on the
"edit" link at the top right hand side of the article and edit
the current article. The categories are by no means limitations:
you can add new categories or sub-categories as well. Help us

Shaney and I hope that both members of the Frugal Japan community
(that would be you guys) and casual observers can both benefit
from and contribute to the Frugal Wiki. Please check it out, and

Frugally yours,
Wendy J. Imura

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