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Sorry, haven't typed up any help yet... What do you need help with? Post questions so I'll come up with useful answers! --[[User:Woozle|Woozle]] 20:21, 29 Nov 2005 (CST)
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==Help Pages==
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Before you can edit Issuepedia, you need to have an account. (I had to disable anonymous posting because of spam.) You can create one [http://issuepedia.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&type=signup&returnto=Help:Contents here], or log in [http://issuepedia.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Help:Contents here] if you already have one.
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* [[:Category:Help|Help]] category
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** [[Help:Feeds]] (RSS/Atom): getting update notifications from Issuepedia
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** [[Help:Sandbox]] for testing and experimenting
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** [[project:Contact]]: contact information for Issuepedia
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** [[Help:Admin]]: help information for site administrators
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* '''Guidelines and Policies''':
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** [[project:User Guide]]: things we encourage all users to do
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** [[project:References]]: reference sites
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** [[project:Arguing]]: terminology and how it works
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*** [[project:Arguing/guidelines]]: a detailed list of guidelines
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** [[project:Debaticons]]: using icons to indicate the components of a debate
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** [[project:Policies]]: arbitrary stuff that should be consistent
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* [[project:About]]: general information about Issuepedia
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==Indexes==
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* [[project:essays]]: index to on-site opinion pieces
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* [[project:references]]: index of standard reference works and associated templates
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* [[project:archive]]: archived pages
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==Tools==
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* [http://rm.vbz.net/projects/issuepedia/issues Issuepedia bug tracker] at The Virtual Bazaar
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==Editing==
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===References===
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* To add footnote references within article text: '''<code><nowiki><ref name="key">full footnote goes here</ref></nowiki></code>'''
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** The "name" attribute is only necessary if you want to refer to the same footnote more than once.
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** The key must not be purely numeric.
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* To display the list of footnotes: '''<code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>'''
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* More complete instructions are on the [[mwsite:Extension:Cite|MediaWiki reference site]].
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{{notice.need-update|Need some basic wiki-editing instructions here.}}
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===Templates===
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''didn't I already create a page or section about templates somewhere? -[[User:Woozle|W]].''
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Ways of displaying and formatting content:
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* [[Template:Dbrk]]: show double brackets around first argument, like a wikipage link (but don't actually link) - {{dbrk|like this}}
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Various conditions under which the complete text of an external article might be posted in Issuepedia:
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* [[Template:Authored]]: reprinted with Issuepedia-specific permission
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* [[Template:Copyrt]]: reprinted without permission
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* [[Template:Fiskreprint]]: reprinted without permission specifically for [[fisking]] (maybe this is redundant?)
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** [[Template:Fisking-incomplete]]: use this when you've posted the article but haven't finished fisking yet
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* [[Template:Licensed]]: reprinted under the terms of a specific license
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==News Sources==
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Places to find current news, especially items not generally covered by the mainstream press
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* [http://www.alternet.org/ AlterNet]
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* [http://www.indybay.org/ San Francisco Bay Independent Media Center]
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* the [[mainstream media]]
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==Outdated==
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These articles should be rewritten, updated, or scrapped:
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* [[Issuepedia:Article Types|Article Types]]: some of the main types of articles, and where to find examples
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* [[Issuepedia:Contributors|Contributors]]: actual people who have contributed substantially to Issuepedia

Latest revision as of 00:06, 18 October 2019

Help Pages

Before you can edit Issuepedia, you need to have an account. (I had to disable anonymous posting because of spam.) You can create one here, or log in here if you already have one.

Indexes

Tools

Editing

References

  • To add footnote references within article text: <ref name="key">full footnote goes here</ref>
    • The "name" attribute is only necessary if you want to refer to the same footnote more than once.
    • The key must not be purely numeric.
  • To display the list of footnotes: <references />
  • More complete instructions are on the MediaWiki reference site.
This page is in need of updating. Need some basic wiki-editing instructions here.

Templates

didn't I already create a page or section about templates somewhere? -W.

Ways of displaying and formatting content:

  • Template:Dbrk: show double brackets around first argument, like a wikipage link (but don't actually link) - [[like this]]

Various conditions under which the complete text of an external article might be posted in Issuepedia:

News Sources

Places to find current news, especially items not generally covered by the mainstream press

Outdated

These articles should be rewritten, updated, or scrapped:

  • Article Types: some of the main types of articles, and where to find examples
  • Contributors: actual people who have contributed substantially to Issuepedia