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.
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.
Due to continual spamming, an Editor Password is now required -- but with that password you can edit almost any of the pages here. So here it is: Editor (and yes, caps matter)
And here's what to do with it...
Click the Preferences link in the header of any page. Type a username and use the Editor Password in the administrator password box and click SAVE. Then, go to any page you want to edit and look for an 'Edit text of this page' link in the bottom footer text. A few pages will be read-only and not open for editing, but most will be open for your editing.
Just click the 'Edit...' link and you'll be able to edit the text of that page. Type it, paste it, edit it or add to it and click the 'SAVE' button on the edit page.
Use the tips below to make things a bit fancier with bold, italics, divider bars, photos, etc. You are welcome to share that password with people you know and want to work with here. This is still open community workspace.
Note... if you use the summary box to describe your changes, this summary will show up in RecentChanges listings.
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.
You can click the edit link at the bottom of this page to see the raw text for any of these lines:
How to MAKE LISTS
Use asterisks to make bullet points
Use pound signs to make numbered lists
click the edit link at the bottom of this page to see how the above lists are typed into the edit box.
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 " + "):
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'
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.