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Welcome! Wiki is easy. This page has some explanation and then some simple instructions for how to read, edit and format the pages that are posted here. See also: WhatAreTheRules | HowToConvene | NetSpaceHolders? | NetSpaceSpirit


What is a Wiki Web?

This is a wiki web. That's a hawaiian sort of way of saying 'quick web.' Wiki was invented by Ward Cunningham, who calls it: The simplest online database that could possibly work.

Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users (anyone) to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly. Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of contributions to be edited in addition to the content itself. Like many simple concepts, "open editing" has some profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users.

Anyone can easily learn to use and contribute to this wiki website, but you will need to scan the formatting conventions below so that you can format your postings more easily.


How to READ

Click the RecentChanges link on any page for day-by-day changes and additions.

Any Preferences set using the preferences page will help this site remember how you want to view these pages. Setting Preferences can be useful, but is not required.

The site is fully searchable. Just enter some word(s) in the box at the bottom of any page and type enter. You'll get a clickable list of pages that contain your word(s).

Click the 'changes' and 'diff' links in RecentChanges to track the evolution pages.


How to EDIT

Due to continual spamming, the Editor Password has been disabled. No further editing is possible.


How to MAKE LINKS

  1. Click the 'edit' link at the bottom of any page FROM which you want to link
  2. Make a 'wiki word' by typing two or more capital letters and no spaces, like HowToUseWiki or OpenSpaceWorldNET.
  3. Click the 'save' button. Notice the '?' at the end of the wiki word you created.
  4. Click the question mark... a new edit page will come up and you'll be able to paste or type in the text you want to appear on that new page.
  5. Once you save that editing, the question mark will be removed and your wiki word will show up as a link to your new page.

Note... if you use the summary box to describe your changes, this summary will show up in RecentChanges listings.


How to LINK TO OTHER SITES

Just type the full URL address, including the http part when editing any page and it will be displayed as a link.

To make a proper, finished link to another site use this format: [url text] ...where url is the full http url of the page you want to link to and text is the word that you want to see on the wiki page here as the link. it will be displayed as [text] and will be a link to url.


How to FORMAT TEXT

You can click the edit link at the bottom of this page to see the raw text for any of these lines:


Heading Text


How to MAKE LISTS

Use asterisks to make bullet points

Use pound signs to make numbered lists

  1. one
  2. two
  3. three

click the edit link at the bottom of this page to see how the above lists are typed into the edit box.


How to POST PHOTOS

First, upload any .jpg images to a webserver someplace. Any server will do. Then come to this site and while editing any page here, include the full URL address of the images you've uploaded to that other webserver. Any URL addresses ending in '.jpg' will be displayed as images within the text of your page.

this is what happens when i type http://www.globalchicago.net/images/mjhalaska4 + .jpg (without the " + "):


How to LINK TO FILES

Do the same as photos above... upload the resource document to a webserver someplace where a website is already being hosted. Then include the URL address link on a page here. Any '.doc' or '.pdf' link will be displayed as clickable if it starts with 'http://www.globalchicago.net/foodsecurity/files/foodsecurity2001.pdf'


Where to MESS AROUND and and not mess something up?

SandBox!


MORE About Wiki

Wiki is unusual among group communication mechanisms in that it allows the organization of pages to be edited in addition to the content of pages. Like many simple concepts, "open editing" has some profound and subtle effects on Wiki usage. Allowing everyday users to create and edit any page in a Web site is exciting in that it encourages democratic use of the Web and promotes content composition by nontechnical users. To start your own, visit http://www.usemod.com and download the usemod wiki created by Cliff Adams.


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