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Glossary

Terms used within the ForkTogether project.

FT
'ForkTogether', AKA the temporary name for this project!

Meetings

Tabled
Verb meaning to postpone consideration. For example if something comes up in a meeting we want to delay until the next meeting, it might be suggested to table that something.

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Editing

Syntax

(For more detail please click the links below.) (You may also find it helpful to view how an existing page looks by clicking the Edit link)

Basic Text Formatting

  • To add some text you just type some text!
  • To make text italic you wrap it in two single quotes: ''example''.
  • To make text bold you use three single quotes: '''example'''
    • To make text bold and italic you use five: '''''example''''' D:
  • You can cross out text with <s>example</s> tags.
  • You can use <blockquote>example</blockquote> to indicated quoted passages.
  • To leave text as you typed it, so that any formatting will be ignored, you wrap stuff in <nowiki>example</nowiki> tags.
  • You can wrap examples of code in <code></code> tags.

Page Layout

  • Pages are divided into section by different levels of header. Apart from making things clear this also helps fill out the table of contents. If you've worked with HTML or other markup languages or wikis or even word processors before hopefully you're familiar with this kinda of thing.
    • The top level is left to the page title, which is automatically inserted based on the name of the file.
    • Other main items shoul be level 2 headers, determined by entering two == before and after the heading, for example like ==Introduction==.
    • Subheadings of those would use level 3 headers: ===Notes===.
    • and so on. Don't stress too much about it if it doesn't make sense! Browse some other pages, or justconcentrate on entering text and let someone else fix that stuff up—that's the beauty of collaboration!
  • You can insert a horizontal rule by inserting four dashes ----.

Tables

Tables can get complex!, but here're some basics:

  • In MediaWiki's tables are made up of data cells |, header cells !, rows |-, and some marks to start {| and end |} the table.
  • Each table starts with {|.
  • On the next line if you want a header cell you insert an !, or if you want a regular cell you use |.
  • To indicate that a new row should be started you make a line starting with |-
  • and to finish the table you use |}.

So a basic table looks like this:

{|
! Header (column 1) (row 1)
! Header (column 2) (row 1)
|-
| table data (column 1) (row 2)
| table data (column 2) (row 2)
|-
| table data (column 1) (row 3)
| table data (column 2) (row 3)
|}
Header (column 1) (row 1) Header (column 2) (row 1)
table data (column 1) (row 2) table data (column 2) (row 2)
table data (column 1) (row 3) table data (column 2) (row 3)
Appearance

An easy way to make the table look nice is to add the wikitable class to it:

{| class="wikitable"
! Header (column 1) (row 1)
! Header (column 2) (row 1)
|-
| table data (column 1) (row 2)
| table data (column 2) (row 2)
|-
| table data (column 1) (row 3)
| table data (column 2) (row 3)
|}
Header (column 1) (row 1) Header (column 2) (row 1)
table data (column 1) (row 2) table data (column 2) (row 2)
table data (column 1) (row 3) table data (column 2) (row 3)

Otherwise you can style it will CSS.

Sortable Columns

You can make the columns sortable by adding the class sortable.

{| class="wikitable sortable"
! Header (column 1) (row 1)
! Header (column 2) (row 1)
|-
| table data (column 1) (row 2)
| table data (column 2) (row 2)
|-
| table data (column 1) (row 3)
| table data (column 2) (row 3)
|}
Header (column 1) (row 1) Header (column 2) (row 1)
table data (column 1) (row 2) table data (column 2) (row 2)
table data (column 1) (row 3) table data (column 2) (row 3)
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Discussion/Talk Pages

Each wiki article has a Discussion (AKA: Talk) page on which you can view or leave comments related to that article.

The typical etiquette is:—

  • Don't edit other people's text.
  • Give each issue it's own section by using a level two header ==header==
  • Sign comments you leave by entering --~~~~, or pressing the insert signature button Signature-button.png
  • Indent replies to comments using a colon :. A reply to a replay would use two colons ::, and so on.

If you want, you can customise your signature too! For example I've changed mine to automatically include the dash, so I can sign things with just the tildes.

  1. Click your username in the top right on the page
  2. Click 'Preferences'
  3. In the 'User Profile' tab (the default one) scroll down to the 'Signature' section
  4. In the 'New Signature' bit add something like: — [[User:Rjt|rjt]] ([[User talk:Rjt|talk]])
  5. Below that, check the box that says 'Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)'
  6. Go to the bottom of the page and hit 'Save'!
  7. And to check that your sig looks that way you want scroll back to the 'Signature' section and check the preview after 'Your existing signature:'

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Templates

Templates are like shortcuts to insert and style stuff. An advantage of using them is that you can keep consistent formatting, because to change how something that uses a template looks you only need to change the temple, not every individual appearance of that thing in the wiki!

Current templates, and their uses:

Ls/domain
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Ls/mastodon/tag
L/user
Shortcut(?) for linking to a userpage on this wiki. Can also use [[User:username]].
Usage: {{l/user|username}}
L/mastodon
Handy shortcut for linking to a Mastodon profile.
Usage: {{l/mastodon|username|servername}}
Locked
For indicating articles that have been locked/protected, so that they can no longer be edited. Typically because they have been approved in a meeting.
Usage: {{locked|}} or {{locked|reason for locking}}
Minutes-approved
Template for use by minutes adjusters to indicate their acceptance of minutes. Inserts name, date, and time automatically, along with a 'Minutes approved by' message.
Usage: {{subst:minutes-approved}}
Wip
For indicating articles that are works in progress.
Usage: {{wip}}

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