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Appropedia:News for editors

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Optional comment: 5 August 2012. Inspired by Wiktionary:News for editors.


Check this page for changes or clarifications in policy and best practice. Also learn about handy templates, tools, tips and site features. Add new items at the top.

August 2012 - launching News for editors:

  • Mass corrections: Tell an admin if there's a correction to be made on more than a handful of wiki pages, they can do this using Special:ReplaceText - e.g. common misspellings.
  • Semantic MediaWiki - can be seen in action at Medical devices. (Needed: a simple example of "how you can use Semantic MediaWiki on Appropedia.)
  • Using Firefox? Try the AppropediaFox extension.
  • Widgets let you embed a video or spreadsheet, display a blog feed, and more.
  • Want to create a notice on a wiki page? The templates {{notice}} and {{slim notice}} allow you to create a notice with any text, color and width. (You can even choose rounded or square corners.)
  • Give credit - put the {{attrib}} tag at the bottom of a page where you've used open-licensed content from elsewhere. (Follow the link for usage.)
  • Is a table of contents messing up the layout of your page? Insert {{TOC right}} to put it on the right hand side - place it at the point where you want the table of contents to start. Text will wrap around on the left.

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