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(Since I don’t remember what was here before, I thought I’d post my notes on basic Wiki page creation and editing that I offered at the Academy classes. The advantage is that if some idiot spammer wipes it out again, I can easily recreate it.)

Log in/create account on right side

–“real name” is optional, and probably not necessary

Create new page:
–Decide on title for page, type that in Search box on left side–be very careful not to get typos in there, as it cannot easily be changed–click either Go or Search
–Chose good title, will say “There is no page titled…” “You can create this page.” Click on create this page.
–Get blank canvas

–Type in whatever text you want.

italic (2 ‘ symbols surrounding text)
bold (3 ‘ symbols surrounding text)
bold and italic (5 ‘ symbols surrounding text)

  • one bullet (1 * symbol at the beginning of the line, with no space between it and first word of line)
    • two bullets (2 * symbols)
–numbered list–use # instead of *, same syntax
–indented text–use : instead of *, same syntax
–section headings

–don’t use for top level–not needed
— ==Level 2== (2 = symbols surrounding the text for the heading), etc.
–Table of contents will appear at top when 4 headings are added–generated above first heading (see

–[ Text for link, if desired ] (without spaces between text and brackets)
–Flickr picture link–just the http:// link, no syntax around it–if don’t want Flickr account, could send copy of pic to me, I’ll post it to my account, and send link
–Can always hit ‘Edit’ at top of any page or any section to see how it’s organized–be careful not to screw it up, though

–Internal organization

–Can link to main pages using Categories

–i.e. Biography–at very end, add two brackets, Category:Biographies, two brackets at the end
–Tales from New Babbage–two brackets, Category:Tales_From_New_Babbage, two brackets at the end
–Builds of New Babbage–two brackets, Category:Babbage_Builds, two brackets at the end
–can create organizational page like Biographies page, and link subpages to that–problem is, organizational page is organized to display alphabetically, not chronologically–if subpages need to be read chronologically, just create text links (e.g.
–can add to more than one category–put them all on the same line
–Up to you whether you want to create long, single page for stories (like Verlia Bilavio) or break it down (like Bookworm Hienrichs)–latter makes more sense for Livejournal/other external links

–If line starts with *, will need to change that to something else
–this is syntax I tried–up to you if you want to follow it

–Deleting pages

–don’t think contributors can, only administrators–Aeolus Cleanslate is one
–can click “move,” which allows for creating a new page with that content, with a new name–but if old page is linked to, must remember to change those


–contact Bookworm Hienrichs–if I don’t know the answer, I’ll ask around and try to get it

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