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If you're brand new to the world of wikis you may be unsure how to start. Here is a quick guide with some tips. None of these are required, but many of them are helpful in creating a sense of wiki community and making the wiki more usable.
- edit - If you want to make changes to a page, click the edit tab at the top of the page. This will take you into the edit screen where you can many any changes to the page. If you make a mistake and don't know how to undo it, you can contact Kenley Neufeld at kenley at neuhouse dot com.
- format - Here are a few minor formatting tips.
- italicize - put the word(s) you want to italicize in between two single quotes -- not double quotes -- (example: ''The Count of Monte Cristo'' was a good book becomes The Count of Monte Cristo was a good book).
- bold - put the word(s) you want to make bold in between three single quotes (example: '''Don't''' drink the water! becomes Don't drink the water!)
- headings - to make headings, you use the the equals sign on either side of the word(s) you want to turn into a heading. There also needs to be a space between the word and the equals sign on either side of the text.
- largest heading - example: = Main Heading =
- medium heading - example: == Subheading ==
- small heading - example: === Sub-subheading ===
For more on formatting, visit this guide for editors from the Wikipedia
- link - Please feel free to add hyperlinks and crosslinks to other wiki pages. Here is a quick and dirty guide, much more is available from Wikipedia
- list - If you are starting a list of tips, links, or comments, or are adding to a list, please start your addition with an asterisk (*), which shows up on the wiki like this
- It's just a good way to set each distinct contribution off from the rest. Two asterisks will indent what you write as you can see on this line.
- look - The best way to learn how to format things on the wiki is to look at how people have formatted things on other pages. Just hit "edit" at the top of the page to see how people did what they did.
- annotate - You have the option of adding little notes to your edits in the Summary box beneath the editing page.
- discuss - Every page on the wiki has a discussion page that you can use for discussing an article. This is often more useful than making an edit, having someone else undo it, and back and forth. These pages can be for asking questions about the topic, or informal coverage of a topic.