What is a Wiki?

A Wiki is a collaborative web site that allows easy modification. Anyone can contribute to the site by adding or editing articles. One of the most famous Wiki sites is [http://en.wikipedia.org Wikipedia].

There are many different software packages for wikis. This site uses the [http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de MoinMoin] software. Each wiki software package has similarities with most other wikis, but there are also differences.

Using the Wiki

Each page contains an "edit" link at the top. By clicking the link, you open a page editor that allows you to make changes to that page.

A wiki uses a simplified markup language to specify formatting and linking. Links are one of the most important things in a Wiki, because they provide the ability to navigate through the articles and access articles. See HelpOnEditing and SyntaxReference for an explanation.

To create a new article, you simply create a link to it on some existing page, and then click on the link. Any time you click on a link that points to an article that has not yet been created, a page will display that allows you to create the article.

The ["Home"] page of this wiki cannot be edited directly, except for the portion below the Places to Start header. You can modify that part of the page by editing the ["Home/PlacesToStart"] page.