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== Welcome to '''''DoWiki!''''' ==
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== [[What's a wiki?]] ==
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== Play harmlessly in the [[DoWiki Sandbox]] ==
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What's a '''''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wiki]''''' anyway?  Click on the link to find out. 
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= [[UBC]] =
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= [[TRIUMF]] =
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OK, now you know what a ''wiki'' is.  But, if you're like me, you are not sure how to actually ''use'' one.  So I'm adding a few "getting started" instructions right here at the outset.  Please remind me ''not'' to delete these after I get past my own "newbie" stage, since the whole idea is to bring ''new'' newbies into the fold with minimal frustration. 
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= [http://musr-wiki.triumf.ca/muwiki/ ''µSR wiki''] =
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= [[Ken Crowe]] =
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The first thing you want to do is ''change this introduction'' (but not too much, please!) by clicking on the little "'''edit'''" tab at the top of the page.  Then you will see the plain text that generates this formatted version, and can get the general idea of how it works.  If you don't actually change anything, but just go down to the bottom of the ''edit'' page and click on "'''Show preview'''", you can see the formatted version above the text that generates it.  From there on you hardly need any instructions in formatting, but if you want detailed expert advice, the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide WikiPedia User's Guide] is always handy.
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= [[Erich Vogt]] =
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For anyone accustomed to "plain text" HTML editing, it's annoying to have to learn yet another typesetting language to use ''MediaWiki'' -- but SGML tags (<...>...</...>) are dangerous to the security of a system, especially when we go out of our way to open it up for everyone to play with.  The ''MediaWiki'' formatting syntax offer a nice way around this "''Catch-22''" problem. 
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Next we try to ''create a new page''.  The manual claims that all you have to do is enter the desired name (of the page you want to create) in the "'''search'''" box (which you should do anyway, to make sure it doesn't already exist!) and hit "'''Go'''", and if it doesn't yet exist you will be offered a "'''create the article'''" button to click on.  This did ''not'' work for me.  So I am using the suggested alternative method, namely to create a '''''link''''' to a nonexistant page, which you are allowed to do.  Then when you Save the current page and click on the link, it will pop up a window where you can start entering the text for the new page.  This seems to work fine.  Here's an example:
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Latest revision as of 23:31, 21 February 2014

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What's a wiki?

Play harmlessly in the DoWiki Sandbox

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