Disclaimer: This wiki is a supplemental venue for open discussion associated with the 2007 Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting; it IS NOT provided, hosted or officially endorsed by SAA as an organization.
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 Wiki Etiquette
Wikipedia Etiquette - Wikipedia is a very large and successful wiki, which is based on the same software as this one (MediaWiki)
Wiki Etiquette - JSPWiki - a few quick and useful tips
 How to Edit Wiki Pages
In order to edit this wiki, you must first have an account. You can create one very quickly and easily by clicking on "Log in / create account" in the top right corner of this (or any other) page, and then clicking on "create an account." On the "Create Account" page, you need to pick a username and password. If you also provide your real name (optional), this will get you attribution for your contributions and can be a good way to make connections with other participants.
By creating an account, you also automatically get your own personal page in the wiki, where you can provide background information about yourself, your plans and activities at the Annual Meeting or whatever else you wish. To edit it, click on your username wherever it appears on the wiki when you're logged in (appears in the top right corner of all pages with a little head and shoulders icon next to it).
Once you have an account and are logged in you will notice some tabs along the top edge of each page. If one of those tabs says edit, then you can change or add to the text on the page. Mostly adding information to a page just involves clicking on the edit tab and then typing, but there are some ways to change the layout of what you type with special characters like =, [ ], quote marks and the asterisk.
The "discussion" tab for each page leads to a special page designed to allow the editors to talk with each other about page changes. If you have comments to share (that aren't about the page editing process), you should click on "edit" rather than "discussion."
The following sources can provide you information on how to edit wiki pages and how to format your text so it looks the way you want:
- Add and edit pages with Media Wiki (Demonstration Video)
- Editing Help on Meta
- Wikipedia's 'How to edit a page'
Always remember that you can't break a wiki page because there is always history kept of all changes. If you click on the history tab of any page you can see who updated that page and how. It is easy to revert back to an older version of a page at anytime - so don't worry about breaking things - just give it a try!
 Further Guidance about the Wiki Software
This wiki is running on MediaWiki. Find out more at: