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Editing Pages

(Note: this needs to be fixed from the original Oddmuse Wiki specs)

By now, you've probably seen at least one wiki in action. That wiki would most likely be Wikipedia, which was indeed an influence on the development of the High Weirdness Project. The wiki concept of web page design is revolutionary, because it allows sites such as this one to accept contributions from anyone. If YOU feel the urge to contribute a Slackful link, review, or piece of noteworthy information to this site, then all you need to do is register a Username and password. Once you do so, you can join the High Weirdness Project right now!

The beauty of contributing to a wiki is this: you don't need to know any fancy programming at all. If you are logged in under your Username and you want to make a contribution to a page, simply click the Edit link at the bottom of that page and add to it, right there and then. If you come across a link to an empty page and you want to create a brand new page, simply click on the link and start typing your new page. You can type your addition in regular text, without any HTML or Javascript or Perl. In fact, there are only a few very simple commands to know that will allow you to master 90% of wiki page design:

Formatting Text

FIXME You type Your result italic text (two apostrophes, not quote marks) italic text 'bold text' (three apostrophes) bold text 'italic and bold' (five apostrophes) italic and bold create new link create new link link to an already existing page link to an already existing page change the description of an existing link change the description of an existing link [http://www.subgenius.com Insert a Web URL] Insert a Web URL : indentation indentation virtual_bob.gif virtual bob.gif

For experiments in wiki page design and formatting, feel free to edit the playground page.

One of the more common errors made in wiki editing is to include one or more spaces at the beginning of a paragraph. The DokuWiki wiki software doesn't like this. Here's what happens when you include indentation spaces:

You type:

The Church Of The SubGenius is an order of Scoffers and Blasphemers, dedicated to Total Slack, delving into Mockery Science, Sadofuturistics, Megaphysics, Scatalography, Schizophreniatrics, Morealism, Sarcastrophy, Cynisacreligion, Apocolyptionomy, ESPectorationalism, HypnoPediatrics, Subliminalism, Satyriology, DistoUtopianity, Sardonicology, Facetiouism, Ridiculophagy, and Miscellaneous Theology. -- from The Book of the SubGenius

Your result:

The Church Of The SubGenius is an order of Scoffers and Blasphemers, dedicated to Total Slack, delving into Mockery Science, Sadofuturistics, Megaphysics, Scatalography, Schizophreniatrics, Morealism, Sarcastrophy, Cynisacreligion, Apocolyptionomy, ESPectorationalism, HypnoPediatrics, Subliminalism, Satyriology, DistoUtopianity, Sardonicology, Facetiouism, Ridiculophagy, and Miscellaneous Theology. – from The Book of the SubGenius

Simply delete that space at the beginning, and this is what your text will look like:

The Church Of The SubGenius is an order of Scoffers and Blasphemers, dedicated to Total Slack, delving into Mockery Science, Sadofuturistics, Megaphysics, Scatalography, Schizophreniatrics, Morealism, Sarcastrophy, Cynisacreligion, Apocolyptionomy, ESPectorationalism, HypnoPediatrics, Subliminalism, Satyriology, DistoUtopianity, Sardonicology, Facetiouism, Ridiculophagy, and Miscellaneous Theology. – from The Book of the SubGenius Title Headers

In addition, you can add headers to sections of a page, in bold larger fonts. If you type this:

= Title =

Title

Title

Title

Then you get this: Title Title Title Title

Note that if you put more than one = symbol in, the font becomes smaller. Smilies! :) = :) :( = :( :D = :D :O = :O :/ = :/ 8) = 8) “) = ”) |D = |D :b = :b ;) = ;) :d = :d Uploading Pictures

There are two ways to add pictures and graphics to the pages at The High Weirdness Project.

The first way is simply to type in the URL of an existing picture. In other words, if you type this in:

http://www.modemac.com/1stbob.gif

This will be the result:

http://www.modemac.com/1stbob.gif

However, you should be certain that links to pictures on other Web sites are only posted here with permission. Unauthorized linking to pictures on the Web is frowned upon, because it increases the bandwidth usage of those Web sites, and it is considered leeching. What's more, some Web sites are very protective of their images, and may even issue a copyright violation warning if you link to an image without permission. (It's much safer if you create your own picture folder somewhere, such as in your Yahoo profile, and link to those pictures.)

The other way to add a picture is to upload it here. To upload a picture, you simply have to create a page for the picture, then edit the page. In the options section at the bottom of the edit page, you will see this text: Replace this text with a file. When you click that phrase, the file upload menu will appear, and you will then be able to upload your picture to this Web site.

You can include an external link with a picture for more variety. When you enter:

Virtual "Bob"|http://www.modemac.com

This is the result (click on the picture for the link):

Virtual “Bob”

Please note that there is a 32K limit on the size of image that can be uploaded.

See also: List of uploaded files

In addition, there are a number of other simple commands that also apply, though you don't need to know them right away: *bold text* bold text /italic text/ italic text _underline text_ underline text ~emphasis text~ emphasis text → → (right arrow) – – (en dash) — — (em dash) … … (ellipsis) [blank space at beginning of paragraph]text text (at the beginning of a line)

Spam

However, because there a lot of spammers, luzers, weenies, Pinks, and other minions of the Conspiracy out there, waiting to wreak havoc on sites that try to open your eyes, this Web site is under the control of the administrators. We will be looking for troublemakers, and anyone who disrupts this place beyond hope will be forcibly ejected. Not only that, they will also be given a guided tour of their colon and large intestine.

In order to block spammers, a small number of word combinations have been banned completely from this Web site ( such as combining the words “casino” and “.com” ). If it becomes necessary to actually use “banned text” here at the High Weirdness Project, please let me know and I will assist. Thank you for your patience.

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editing_pages.txt · Last modified: 2011/10/16 12:57 (external edit)