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  1. nonnonanon Member

    ITT: Lrn2wiki

    There's probably other posts that explain this but since a lot of current conversation sounds something like 'how is wiki formed? how pages get written?', here are a couple of tutorial resources for how wikis work and how to contribute to them:

    Absolute introduction
    What is a wiki?
    tl/dr: Your basic wiki is a database full of user-editable web pages. Anybody can revise and alter the content on them. Wikis also provide a way to look at older revisions and see what has changed, as well as ways to 'revert' back to older forms of content.

    There are a few different styles of editing syntax (text formatting and so on) for different types of wiki. Wikipedia and chanology wikis are mostly if not always based on the Mediawiki software, so what works on wikipedia mostly works elsewhere.

    General information
    Tutorial: Wikipedia:Tutorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Cheatsheet: Wikipedia:Cheatsheet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Another cheatsheet: Step 8: Wiki Markup Code - Getting Started with MediaWiki
    Wikipedia help: Help:Editing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Wiki-specific information
    Wikipedia-specific help: Wikipedia:How to edit a page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Encyclopedia Dramatica equivalent: Encyclopedia Dramatica:How 2 EDit for Dummies - Encyclopedia Dramatica
    Chanology research portal- basic editing instructions: https://secure.wikileaks.org/wiki/Chanology_Research_Portal_-_Basic_Editing_Instructions

    Test out your newfound skills on the Wikipedia sandbox:
    Wikipedia:Sandbox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Writing for Chanology wikis
    Go to one of the Chanology wikis, such as:
    Main Page - End The Cult Library
    (Style guide: A. Non Hubbard's instructions)
    Main Page - Operation Translation

    register for a user account. Otherwise, even if you're able to edit, the wiki software usually displays your IP on edits, which fails at anonymous. Then find something that interests you and suits your skill set and do it faggot.

    [size=-2]Warning: do not take your newfound skills straight into editing hotly contested wikipedia pages. Lurk moar first, and if you are motivated to make edits to wikipedia, check out the discussion page attached to the page in question first and make sure you're not making the same edit that five other [strike]trolls[/strike]souls have been fighting an edit war over for the last month.[/size]

    Anatomy of a wikipedia page

    Each wiki page has multiple tabs; article , discussion (or talk), history .... sometimes more. On Wikipedia, these tabs appear on the top of the page and look like this:

    chanology3zl9.jpg

    On the End The Cult wiki, they look slightly different, but they are still there (on the right of the page):

    chanology2ge1.jpg

    Discussion pages

    Changes to the article can be discussed on the talk ('discussion') page (maybe better than in threads where the comment will get lost).

    Viewing and reverting page edits

    The 'history' page shows the edits that have been made to the article. On this page, it is possible to compare different versions of the page (select the page versions using the radio buttons in the list, and click 'compare selected versions) and to undo changes that have been made, using the 'undo' link.

    On the front page of the wiki site there will be something called "recent changes"; this is a long list of the most recent edits that have been made.

    The (diff) link shows the differences between edits that have been made.

    Talk/user pages

    Each user has a "talk page" and a "user page". The user page is basically like your user profile page. And you can leave messages on other users talk page (when they log in or receive a new message, you get a banner at the top of the screen). Talk pages / comments between users are obviously public.

    you should try and use what is known as "4 tildes" which is

    Do this whenever you leave a comment on an article's talk / discussion page or someone's profile page so that they know who left it and are left a link to your user page / talk page.
  2. Vir Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    Pro tip: What the Wikipedia admins do, and what the guidlines and policies say, are far from always in line with each other.

    Some people treat the place as their own personal website, or as a MMORP game and a drama room, but you'll find lots of people doing good work around the edges.

    Lurking more is excellent advice.
  3. pardmepard Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    subbed

    Great links and help nonnonanon.
  4. cubby Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    subscribing to a thread....
  5. reznik Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    each wiki page has multiple tabs

    article , discussion (or talk), history .... sometimes more.

    changes to the article can be discussed on the talk page (maybe better than in threads where the comment will get lost) history shows the edits that have been made to the article.

    on the front page of the wiki site there will be something called "recent changes" this is a long list of the recent edits that have been made.

    the (diff) link shows the differences between edits that have been made

    each user has a "talk page" and a "user page" the user page is basically like your profile page. and you can leave messages on other users talk page (when they log in or recieve a new message you get a banner at the top of the screen). talk pages / comments between users are obviously public.

    you should try and use what is known as "4 tildes" which is
    do this whenever you leave a comment on an articles talk / discussion page or someones profile page so that they know who left it and are left a link to you user page / talk page.
  6. cubby Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    >.>
  7. reznik Member

  8. azonymous Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    Hey, I said that, but it was on a dif thread, I'm all confused?!?!?

    Anyway, did I read it rite and the wiki pages have a "discussion page" to work together on before it's done?

    That sounds helpful...

    I rly don't know how to wiki
  9. nonnonanon Member

    Re: ITT: Lrn2wiki

    Added reznik's notes to the OP.

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