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Wikis should be easy to edit, so most text you add or change will appear as you expect it. But you can do more if you want.
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(except during phases of spam or vandalism). If you want your name (or nick) to appear in the histories, you should create a Wikispaces account and join this wiki. (see
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What you always have dreamed of (for your paper notes) - in a wiki it becomes true: fast links!
If you enclose a word in double brackets (like
), you get a link, hopefully to an already existing page - if not, you just created the opportunity for your co-authors to add the details. If you want a text differing from the link target, you can place it after a pipe symbol
. The same syntax can be used for external links like
for a link to the
The link text should relate to the link target, don't use "here".
Real or "hard" redirects can only be made or edited by administrators of the wiki, and a hard redirect cannot link to a specific section of another article. Therefore, they should only be used in the case of simple misspellings or alternate spellings. The rule is that if anyone might ever want to flesh the redirect out into its own article, it should not be a hard redirect.
For all other cases, create a "soft redirect" or "smart redirect". This is just an ordinary page with the text "See XYZ.", where XYZ is a link to the target of the smart redirect.
A smart redirect should not point to another smart redirect - if you see this you should fix it by shortcutting past the second one and making the first redirect point directly to the ultimate target.
However, hard redirects can be chained with no problem, which is why they're still appropriate to use for misspellings.
- under discussion on the
list of pages tagged as soft redirect
- pages that contain only see
some other page
(be cautious with other tags on these)
list of pages tagged as smart redirect
- pages that have more information (a small definition, classification etc.)
Some typographic markup can easy be added by including the phrase in doubled * (asterisk) or / (slash) chars:
You can create bulleted lists by one or more * (asterisk) chars at the beginning of the line:
You can create numbered lists by one or more # (number sign) at the beginning of the line:
...and you can of course mix both, if you know what you're doing ;)
You can add tables with doubled | (pipe) chars:
what you want for the cell
what you do to get it
left aligned text
nothing to do
equals sign (=) immediately after the opening double pipe
greater-than sign (>) immediately after the opening double pipe
title (~) immediately after the opening double pipe
Advanced formatting of wiki pages
Inserting a JPEG or PNG image is pretty straightforward - when using the visual page editor click the "File" button and upload the image. Or in Wikitext, use
. SVG images are possible but require a bit more work; see
SVG images on wiki pages
...can be used
like in the Wikipedia
but the enclosing tags (
- the same for begin and end) differ. Take care: using the math tags you'll break paragraphs.
Here is a browser-based formula editor that may be helpful:
Table of contents
on top of the page, or - if you prefer flat tocs - use
Note: when using flat tocs, a horizontal ruler
and an empty line may improve the layout.
In Wikispaces wikis, you can use tags and discussions.
If you want to discuss the wiki itself, do it on the page
Tags all serve different purposes: sometimes they say what something is or the context in which it belongs (
). Sometimes they are used for annotation purposes (
), etc. All these forms have in common is that they can combine wiki pages in a way that is independent of their authors.
You can look at the
list of used tags
or link to particular tags using the prefix
Some tag examples:
- pages without ingoing links ->
- here a term needs to be defined
Discussion pages are provided to each content page. Sadly there is no preview function on this wiki, but if you create something entirely wrong, you can delete your post. Please keep in mind that the email notification to people who are monitoring the topic or wiki cannot be taken back!
Sometimes you will wait forever for a reply because nobody monitors the page or topic. In this case you should find out who is most familiar with the topic and ask that person directly. You can check the history of pages for its authors. Another approach is to ask questions on further media, examples are listed on the page
- page contents can also be included into pages
Wikispaces | Miscellaneous
help on how to format text
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