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==Some FAQ's to get you started:==
  
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===About This Wiki===
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'''Q''':  Can I edit this page?
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'''A''': Yes! Just click "Edit Text" at the bottom of the page. It's that easy.
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'''Q''':  Do I need to register first?
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'''A''': No, but I would appreciate it, so I can give credit to the best contributors.  You will also gain access to a number of customization options.
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'''Q''':  What kind of content are you looking for?
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'''A''': Anything that may be of interest to students of Objectivism, does not violate U.S. copyright laws, or contain inappropriate material.  See also: [[Forum rules]]
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'''Q''': How can I contribute?
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'''A''': Use the subject menu below to navigate to a topic, and click “Edit this page” If you want to add a new topic, just type the page name into the URL like so: http://wiki.objectivismonline.net/Your_Topic&action=edit
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If you add a new page, you MUST add a link to it from somewhere within the hierarchy of pages.
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'''Q''': What is wiki and how do wiki servers work?
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'''A''': Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.
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'''Q''': So what happens if two of us try to edit the same page simultaneously?
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'''A''': The first save wins. Conflicting saves are notified.
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'''Q''': What happens to the old version when you save over it? Do we have versioning?
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'''A''': All previous versions of a page is available under the "history" tab. 
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'''Q''': What wiki software is this site running?
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'''A''': This site runs [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page MediaWiki], the same Wiki engine that drives [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia].
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'''Q''': What markups should I use when I edit pages?
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'''A''': MediaWiki’s documentation on that is [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide:_Editing_overview#The_wiki_markup here].
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'''Q''': How do I create a new page?
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'''A''': [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide:_Starting_a_new_page Starting a New Page]
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'''Q''': What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
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'''A''': An African or a European swallow?
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'''Q''': I don&rsquo;t know that! Aaaaaaaa... <nowiki>[falls into chasm of death]</nowiki>
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===About Objectivism===
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'''Q''': So what is Objectivism? I don&rsquo;t want to have to read this whole Wiki to find out. Can you put it in a nutshell?
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'''A''': Objectivism is the philosophy Ayn Rand invented and presented in her books. Of course, that just tells you where it came from, not what it&rsquo;s about. A summary of the essentials can be found [http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_intro here].

Revision as of 14:12, 25 May 2006

Some FAQ's to get you started:

About This Wiki

Q: Can I edit this page?

A: Yes! Just click "Edit Text" at the bottom of the page. It's that easy.


Q: Do I need to register first?

A: No, but I would appreciate it, so I can give credit to the best contributors. You will also gain access to a number of customization options.


Q: What kind of content are you looking for?

A: Anything that may be of interest to students of Objectivism, does not violate U.S. copyright laws, or contain inappropriate material. See also: Forum rules


Q: How can I contribute?

A: Use the subject menu below to navigate to a topic, and click “Edit this page” If you want to add a new topic, just type the page name into the URL like so: http://wiki.objectivismonline.net/Your_Topic&action=edit

If you add a new page, you MUST add a link to it from somewhere within the hierarchy of pages.


Q: What is wiki and how do wiki servers work?

A: Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.


Q: So what happens if two of us try to edit the same page simultaneously?

A: The first save wins. Conflicting saves are notified.


Q: What happens to the old version when you save over it? Do we have versioning?

A: All previous versions of a page is available under the "history" tab.


Q: What wiki software is this site running?

A: This site runs MediaWiki, the same Wiki engine that drives Wikipedia.


Q: What markups should I use when I edit pages?

A: MediaWiki’s documentation on that is here.


Q: How do I create a new page?

A: Starting a New Page


Q: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

A: An African or a European swallow?

Q: I don’t know that! Aaaaaaaa... [falls into chasm of death]


About Objectivism

Q: So what is Objectivism? I don’t want to have to read this whole Wiki to find out. Can you put it in a nutshell?

A: Objectivism is the philosophy Ayn Rand invented and presented in her books. Of course, that just tells you where it came from, not what it’s about. A summary of the essentials can be found here.