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Latest revision as of 07:25, 3 March 2007

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.