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The PhUSE Wiki is a little different than other more traditional Wikis like Wikipedia. The PhUSE Wiki uses the wiki software to create an easy to add to online collaboration environment. Opinion is welcome, what you write does not have to be strictly fact. If you have a way of implementing SDTM, or a way to do some statistical analysis. By all means, please add it. With that being said, try to ensure what you have written is true.

A complete training for the PhUSE Wiki can be found under Wiki Author Training.

Rules of thumb

  • Try to be kind and courteous with respect to all people, organizations, ideas, and locations when creating content on the Wiki.
  • Keep in mind that this is an international resource.
  • This wiki is different from other factual wikis like Wikipedia. There are no right or wrong ways to do some of the things described here.
  • If there is controversy, make sure to include resources and links to both sides of the issue, and attribute opinion to specific groups of people.
  • Double check to make sure what you are adding is not already present somewhere. Make good use of those search buttons.
  • Make sure you cite your sources. If the source is else where on the PhUSE Wiki or on the web, make sure to provide the proper link to the original content.

Basic Editing

It's easy to start editing on the PhUSE Wiki! Here are some quick tips:

  • You can edit any page by clicking edit this page at the top - do this if you think it could do with more information, or if there's an error in the page. You can also see how the wiki features work by editing existing pages - just make sure you don't save without meaning to!
  • You can create a page from scratch, simply by entering the name of the new page in the search-box on left, which results in a page with the text There is no page titled "your new page name". Select your new page name and the new page will be created.
  • To link to a page (even if it doesn't exist yet), write it like this: [[article name]]. It is case-sensitive except for the first letter.
  • You can link with different text like this: [[article name|text to display]]
  • Italics can be done with two single quotes, ''like this''; bold with three, '''like this'''
  • Numbered lists can be created by putting one or more # at the start of each line, with no spaces before
  • Unnumbered lists, like this one, have one or more * at the start of each line
  • If you need to sign your name, use ~~~, or ~~~~ to include the date too. You shouldn't normally do this unless talking to someone on a talk page or making a personal note outside the normal flow of the article - wherever you can't avoid saying "I" ;-)
  • Please remember to click Preview before saving. Check all your links!
  • Anywhere you see a red link, you can create a new page. You can also just put it in the search box at the left and press Go (not Search) or type the name of a page into the URL box after the /index.php/ or /wiki/ bit, or create a link to that page in the sandbox and then click it. Why not start with a wanted page?
  • To link to a page on another site, write it like this: [http://whatever.com/page.htm Description]. Note:
    • Only one pair of brackets, not two.
    • Space between URL and description, not | character.
  • To redirect one page to another (useful for different spelling or capitalization), write this: #REDIRECT [[Other Page]]. Redirects to a page that is also a redirect will not work correctly.
  • To revert a page to a previous version click on the page's History tab, click a date and time prior to the edit you want to remove, click Edit, then save. You might want to do this if you make a change and don't like it.
  • Write plurals like this unless the article title is plural: [[Agent]]s.
  • To display different text for a PhUSE Wiki link, write this: [[article name|description]].
  • To indent text, place one or more : at the start of each line
  • A space at the start of each line will stop the text from wrapping - you can also use the <pre> tag
  • More complicated formatting is possible with the <div>, <span> and <font> HTML tags, which work here
  • You can make headers like this: == Header text == - add a = mark on each side for increasing depth of headers
  • You can use images as well, but you need to log in and upload the file first. Add an image with [[Image:imagename.png|left or right or none|frame or thumb (if you want a frame or thumbnail - if not, leave this out)|Description]]. Examples:
    • [[Image:PhUSEWiki.png|left|frame|This is the [[PhUSE Wiki]] logo!]]
    • [[Image:Testimage.png|right|This text only shows up when you hover over the image]]
    • [[Image:Yourimage.jpg|right|220px|This is will be sized to 220px in width]]
  • To put a page into a category, write this at the end of the article: [[Category:Whatever]]
    • To link to a category page, use [[:Category:Whatever|Whatever category]].
  • Don't forget, every signed in user gets a User Page! If you're signed in, you can also take advantage of your Watchlist to keep track of updates on your favorite articles.
  • You can rename a page by selecting Move from the down arrow on the top.
  • Got a helpful hint? Add it in above this line!

How To Videos

If you've never edited anything on the Wiki yet, this video will discuss how to edit and create wiki pages.

Topics covered include: Versioning (revisions of pages), monitoring changes made by others (recent history, watchlist, RSS), delete/move/REDIRECT, and the uploading of files.

Topics covered include: Categories, Include pages, Templates and the use of images with Thumbnails.

Further resources

For more technical help, see these detailed resources:

If you have never used a WIKI before, you should probably glance over http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing

For more help with basic page formatting, please see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editor

If you want to go more in depth, you may want to refer to documentation on customizing the interface and the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.