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<big>'''Simon Fraser University Public Wiki.'''</big>
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<big>'''Simon Fraser University Public Wiki.'''</big>  
  
Welcome to the Simon Fraser University Wiki. This wiki is visible to everybody without logging in.
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Welcome to the Simon Fraser University Wiki. This wiki is visible to everybody without logging in.  
  
If you want to edit pages, you must log in with your SFU Computing Account. Everybody with an SFU Computing Account can edit the content on this Wiki.
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If you want to edit pages, you must log in with your SFU Computing Account. Everybody with an SFU Computing Account can edit the content on this Wiki.  
  
There will be a very few pages like this "Main Page" that will not be editable because they provide instructions or guidelines. Otherwise, create or edit pages that you need and/or would like to share with others.
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There will be a very few pages like this "Main Page" that will not be editable because they provide instructions or guidelines. Otherwise, create or edit pages that you need and/or would like to share with others.  
  
To learn how to use the Wiki software, take a look at [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide].  However, it's very easy to get started just by  'playing around.'  Here are a couple of tips on how to start:
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When using the public wiki, you should be aware that:  
  
i) Use the search box on the right to search from some text that you might want to put in the Wiki.
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*Your entries are visible to the world
ii) If the page doesn't already exist, the Wiki software will give you the option of creating the page.  
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*Your entries are modifiable by anybody with an SFU Computing Account
simply click on the link and the page will be created for you. 
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*A page is never completely deleted unless done by an SFU Wiki Administrator. Deletions would only be done in extreme cases (eg. copyright infringement, legal issues, etc.); therefore you should consider anything that you enter to be a part of the permanent history of the wiki.  
iii) you can now edit the page. Click on the edit tab near the top of the page.
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*A full history of who made which edits to a page are visible
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*The contents will very likely end up on search engines.
  
If instead you would like to add a new page from an existing page, create an internal link to the name you'd like to give to the page.  When you are finished editing, the page name will be highlighted as an internal link.  When  you click the link, the Wiki software will give you the option of creating the new page.
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eg. The editing markup would look something like this
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To learn how to use the Wiki software, take a look at [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide]. However, it's very easy to get started just by 'playing around.' Take a look at the example on the page called "[[How to create a new page in the wiki|how to create a new page in the wiki]]".
  
<nowiki>This is a link to [[my new page]].</nowiki>
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If you want to see what is already here, a good way to start is to look at&nbsp;[[Special:Allpages|all pages in this wiki]]  
  
...and it will look something like this on the Wiki itself  (try something other than "my new page" if you want to create a new page, of course :-) )
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This is a link to [[my new page]]
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You can also create a new page by typing the page name in the search box to the left of the page.  If the page doesn't already exist, the Wiki server will tell you that it cannot find the page and will provide a link to create the page  if you'd like .  This is the most common way of creating a page when you are starting a new topic, etc.
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Here is where you'll find [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing additional help on Wiki markup and editing]
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Latest revision as of 19:02, 1 March 2016

Simon Fraser University Public Wiki.

Welcome to the Simon Fraser University Wiki. This wiki is visible to everybody without logging in.

If you want to edit pages, you must log in with your SFU Computing Account. Everybody with an SFU Computing Account can edit the content on this Wiki.

There will be a very few pages like this "Main Page" that will not be editable because they provide instructions or guidelines. Otherwise, create or edit pages that you need and/or would like to share with others.

When using the public wiki, you should be aware that:

  • Your entries are visible to the world
  • Your entries are modifiable by anybody with an SFU Computing Account
  • A page is never completely deleted unless done by an SFU Wiki Administrator. Deletions would only be done in extreme cases (eg. copyright infringement, legal issues, etc.); therefore you should consider anything that you enter to be a part of the permanent history of the wiki.
  • A full history of who made which edits to a page are visible
  • The contents will very likely end up on search engines.


To learn how to use the Wiki software, take a look at User's Guide. However, it's very easy to get started just by 'playing around.' Take a look at the example on the page called "how to create a new page in the wiki".

If you want to see what is already here, a good way to start is to look at all pages in this wiki