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This wiki (and the MediaWiki sofware) is designed to be easy to use and still have extensive functionality.

Below is a concise overview of how to use this wiki with links to more detailed information.


Contents

If not logged in...

The Article page contains the content of the website.
There a Discussion page for each Article which contains comments and questions about each Article. In the Discussion page users can ...


How to log in

  1. clicking the "create an account or log in" tab on the top right hand corner of the webpage and entering your username, password, and email address
  2. To ensure confidentiality and anonymity, you must recieve an email confirmation code by going to "preferences" and clicking on "confirm e-mail address"


If logged in...

Anyone can easily edit any article and have those changes posted immediately.
Anyone can add comments or questions....
Edit tab allows you to edit the particular Article or Discussion page. See [1] for more information on how to edit pages and create new pages.
History tab lets you see the old versions and history for that particular page including a record of the date and time of every edit, the user who made it, the edit summary, and the ability to compare different versions. See [2] for more information.
Move tab allows you to rename a page and move all of its history to the new name. There are a few reasons why you might wish to rename a page such as the title being misspelled or the scope of the article has been reduced, extended, or otherwise changed. See [3] for more information.
Watch tab allows you to track changes on the articles you declare an interest in. You will be notified when the page changes. Clicking on the "watch" tab for a particular article adds that page to your "my watchlist". Watched articles are also bolded in the “Recent Changes” list. See [4] for more information.
"your username" - Takes you to your own personal webpage within the PsychWiki website. This "user page" is the same as an Articles page.
my talk - This is the "Discussion" page for your own personal webpage within the PsychWiki website where other users can post comments and communication with you (anonymously if you so desire).
preferences - You can personalize and customize aspects of the site such as email notification when pages change or new pages are created,

See [5] for more information.

my watchlist - All your articles you have indicated as "watch" appear in your "my watchlist" where you can view details about the most recent edits (for all edits see the "history" tab for each article). See [6] for more information.
my contributions -


Links to more information

Links specifically about psychwiki:


Links about more detailed and general information:




Tabs - explanation of each one

Tabs along the top of the webpage (on blueish background)

If not logged in
talk for this ip -
create an account or log in
If logged in
"your username" - if logged in
my talk - if logged in
preferences - if logged in
my watchlist - if logged in
my contributions - if logged in
log out - if logged in

Tabs along the top of the page (inside square boxes)

Article
Discussion
Edit
History
Move - If logged in...
Watch - If logged in...

Tabs along the left hand side

Navigation Window
Main page -
Recent changes - Let's you see the most recent edits of all pages within PsychWiki so that you can monitor and review changes. Provides a record of the date and time of every edit, the user who made it, the edit summary, and the ability to compare different versions. See [7] for more information.
Help -
Content Window
The Business of Social Psychology -
Research Tools -
Social Psych Internet Research -
Psychology Researchers -
Social Psychology Topics -
Psychology Papers -
Add a Topic -
Search Window
Search box - Full text search using the "Search" function or use the "Go" button to directing view a specified article's contents (tries near match if no exact hit). See [8] for more information.
Toolbox Window
  • What links here - View pages within PsychWiki that link to the current page (backlinks). See [9] for more information.
  • Related changes - Lists all changes to each article that is linked to from the current page. So, for only those articles linked to the current page, you can see what changes occured. See [10] for more information.
  • Upload file -
  • Special pages - An alphabetical list of all special pages in PsychWiki that provide unique functionality -- such as ability to view particular pages (list all pages, new pages only, pages with most revisions, most view pages, most linked pages) or access to particular information (statistics, categories, user list, export pages). See [11] for more information.
  • Printable version - Lets you see the printer-friendly version of the page. PsychWiki is configured to be printer-friendly without having to click this button.
  • Highlight terms -
  • shortcut link -

Tabs along the bottom

  • About PsychWiki -
  • Disclaimers -
  • Mediawiki logo -


Functions - summary of each one

Look and Feel

  1. Change the bla my preferences
  2. Change the blah. skins
  3. ...printable versions


Editing and making changes

  1. Add content or make changes to both Articles and Discussion pages.
  2. Edit whole pages -
  3. Edit individual sections - click on the "edit" tab at the end of each section


Keeping track of edits

  1. View the recent edits of all pages in PsychWiki using "Recent changes" so that you can monitor and review changes.
  2. View the recent edits of individual pages by using the "history" tab at the top of each page.
  3. View the recent edits of only those pages which link to the current page using "Related changes".
  4. Indicate which articles you want to watch using the "watch" tab at the top of each page.
  5. View all articles you have indicated as "watch" in your "my watchlist"
  6. Recieve email notification when pages change by clicking on this function in the "preferences" tab.


Discussions and communicating with others

  1. Each user has their own "my talk" page where messages can be left.
  2. View the comments left on your "my talk" page and communication with other users.
  3. Recieve a "You have a new messages" notice if someone else has edited your "my talk" page.
  4. Leave your signature when editing pages by typing three tildes (~). This is especially helpful when leaving messages in Discussion pages.


Searching and queries

  1. Full text search using the Search function on the left side bar
  2. "Go" button allows direct viewing of a specified article's contents (tries near match if no exact hit)
  3. "What links here" allows you to view pages that link to the current page (backlinks)
  4. In the "Special pages" section you can view all pages, view only new pages, lists of users, popular articles, or most wanted articles.
Personal tools
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