How To Edit Pages - Quickstart

If you are allowed to edit pages in this Site, simply click on edit button at the bottom of the page. This will open an editor.

To create a link to a new page, use syntax: [[[new page name]]] or [[[new page name | text to display]]]. Follow the link to create a new page and instantly edit it.

Please visit Documentation pages to learn more.


Site editing guidelines, tips, etc.

I'm sure by now, everyone has heard of the term "wiki" — mostly because of WikiPedia, the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia. But the world of wiki's is large. Collaborative editing of a collection of information has a rich history. For the original, see Ward Cunningham's What Is A Wiki article.

For this wiki, there are few, if any guidelines, mostly for preserving information and for navigation.

To edit a page, click on one of the Edit links you'll see on the page. Wiki syntax is intended to be simple and somewhat intuitive (although some of it can be hairy, most of what we'll need here should be simple). See the wiki text quick reference for the syntax to use in this wiki.

If you want to create a new page, there is a convenient place to do that over on the left hand side bar menu.

  • when you create a new page, after you save it, make sure to set the page's parent via the Parent command under the +Options drop down on the bottom menu of the page. This will ensure that the page you created is inserted into the site map correctly. For most pages, the parent will be "start" — which is the main page of this wiki.

RULE NUMBER 1: DO NOT CHANGE ANOTHER PERSON'S TEXT!

This rule is to let all members have a voice in the election process, and to not censor anyone's input. For this process to be transparent, all information written here must be kept intact.

RULE NUMBER 2: SIGN YOUR EDITS

This is so that people know what you added and when, and to provide a visible log of changes. Note that there is an editing history available in the bottom menu of each page which will show the information on who and when changes were made. It is possible to show a diff of what changes were made from version to version as well from this menu. The admonition to sign your work above, though is to provide a quick means of seeing what has changed on the page itself.

  • signatures can be made via the markup [[user USERNAME]] followed by a time stamp. (note: see Code Wizard for getting code to insert a timestamp.)

Tamara 1314676020|%e %b %Y, %H:%M %Z|agohover