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This is an old revision of UsingThisWiki made by CrustyLobster on 2009-07-29 23:49:13.


A Wiki is a free form database that outputs as a series of editable web pages. Anyone with a browser can be a web master.

Q: Is it like a blog?
A: People can have a diary or journal inside a wiki. It is like a blog (an online diary - personal updated biography). A wiki can also be used and edited from a browser. A blog is usually one person or occasionally a small group of people. Example

Q: Is it like a forum?
A: Forums are text based (with added options) and linear in format, best suited to question and answers and chat. Wikis normally have a way of adding comments but they are a way of presenting the essence of a forum; the knowledge without the questions. The Puppy wiki has comments at the base of each page - these can be toggled off and on. You can double click on most Puppy wiki pages and edit (and use the formatting tools at the top of the page).

Q: What makes them unique?
A: They are diverse in format and capability. The Puppy wiki is an easy and fast one. They allow everyone to participate in creating and developing web pages filled with useful data and information.

Q: Who owns the Wiki?
A: We do. Everyone is equal. Barry and Lobster are the admin, just as John Murga is the host and admin of the Puppy forum. The person hosting and administrating, for obvious reasons has more power and control over the wiki. Some people are more active but that is through choice. Most pages on a wiki can be edited from any browser without registering.

Q: Do all wikis work in the same way?
A: No. The principles are the same but wikis evolve fast and are different. The Puppy wiki is simple to use and fast, just like Puppy. It is a great way of learning.

Q: Do I have to register to edit a page?
A: Yes. Due to spam bot attacks

Q: How do I register
A: Click on Login/Register and send an email containing your wanted username to the address displayed in the login form. For the login itself make shure that cookies are enabled for this site within your web browser.

Q: How do I edit a page?
A: Click on the "Edit Page" link at the bottom left of the page. Or, double click on most pages to edit (your browser needs to have javascript enabled). Or, add /edit at the end of the page's url in your browsers address bar, click your Go button or press Enter key. Once you are in the edit form, Highlight and then click on the icons at the top of the page to make bold, italic, indent, etc (to see those icons your browser needs to have javascript enabled). No HTML knowledge required. See also: FormattingRules. Click on add comment (base of page) to add a comment.

Q: How do I create a new page in the wiki?
A: To create a new wiki page, simply edit an existing page and include a CamelCase word (see the next Question for what is CamelCase). The CamelCase word will become a link to a blank page (assuming that CamelCase word is not the name of an already existing page, of course!). Or you can enter the name of your new page in the box below to create it (make sure you want to create a new page before you click the 'Store' button!):
Create a new page

Please include a category at the bottom of your page so that the page shows within the categories. The list of categories and subcategories is found in CategoryCategory and it's subcategories.
After you have created your page, add it to the SiteMap page so that it can be found by others easily. To do so, in the SiteMap page click the 'edit' link under the appropriate section. Before you create your page, also visit SiteMap and PageIndex to make sure a similar page has not be created by someone else.

Q: What is CamelCase?
A: A word starting with a capital letter, with a capital in the middle or end eg PuppyLinux, or PuppY. It is named after the camels hump.

Q: How do I save a page?
A: Click on Store, bottom of page). You can always re-edit. If using the preview option remember to store. You can also name your edits and this is recommended as the name appears in the PageIndex.

Q: I am not shure I have understood how to edit or create a new page in the wiki?
A: There exists SandBox for test purposes. You can do your first trials in wiki editing and creation there, without spoiling the content of an default page.

Q: Can I edit a page owned by someone else?
A: Yes. Ownership is more like a caretaker or moderator/guardian. An owner can if they wish, restricts access to only them but that is rarely done.

Q: Can I edit or create a page simply to plug my own site?
A: Sorry, the answer is no. Also, please make sure the legal details/trademarks of Puppy and its websites (as stated at the footer of those sites) are respected all the time. Contact the creator if in doubt.

Q: How do I add pics?
A: Host pics at or
then add the plain URL
Click on the add image icon and add in the 'image url' place - note speech marks
{{image class="left" alt="logo" image url=""}}

Q: How do I translate a page?
Most european languages should be straightforward.
Cryllic, Arabic, Chinese etc may be best as an image
The simplest way to do this (as most of us will not have the unifont) is to do a simple welcome in Abiword or similar - then do a screenshot and post it here.

Q: How do I delete a page?
A: Pages are only deleted by Raffy, Lobster or admins.
Put something like 'this page can be deleted' in your page, delete any existing entry in the SiteMap page, and add the link of your page to here: Unfinished / Looking for Volunteers / Outdated / Awaiting Deletion

Q: How do I delete a comment?
A: You need to be a registered user first. Then you will see the 'Delete Comment' button under each comment when you are logged in. Click on it will delete a comment. To delete the lastest comment you can also press 'Alt D' (so be very careful). You can only delete your own comments on a page owned by others. If you own the page, you can delete any comment on that page.
{{nocomments}} at the top of the pages turns off the comments

See also: WiKi | WikiCategory| NoteAboutCategories | PuppyDocumentation | WikiExperiment | SandBox | FormattingRules | Using actions in Wikka pages | Using HTML in Wikka pages

  1. Logos, e.g. the Pup, should go on the left (psychology and eye movements and stuff - we register it easier there).
  2. Home pages should be reserved for conversational type stuff and personal info - experiences might be useful and therefore would warrant a page. Most entries are best in a neutral or 3rd person style.
  3. The front page should have a simple index that does not change much with new pages added in the News section and then added to an index. As more pages are added we need a main index and sub indexes - the thing is keeping the data organised so it is accessible and useful.
  4. Keep cool if people move or modify stuff or have their own style.
  5. Get rid of as much eye candy as possible - lines and colours and stuff.
  6. Use blue links, white background, pics, bold and italic and headings - nice and simple like the HTML on the puppy web pages.
  7. Using HTML on pages is for advanced users and on the whole wiki pages do not need knowledge of or require HTML.
  8. Use comments for more conversational type entries.

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