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 - contribute to the knowledge here - add information, make corrections, and improve wording

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 create a link to it on some existing page, such as the ["Glossary"] in this wiki, and then click on the link you made.

Example: in the Glossary, click on Edit(GUI), then after a comma between the words in the Glossary, type in a new term followed by a comma. Next, highlight the term you just typed in, then click the blue planet-and-chain-links icon, then in the "Page Name" box, type your term (replace any space with an underscore character) again, then click OK.

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. When this page is displayed, click on "Create new empty page" to start the new page.

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.