How to Edit
- 1 Welcome to the Basic Wikimedia Formatting & Editing Information Overview
- 2 How to format Wikimedia pages
- 3 Single Quotation Marks
- 4 Colored Text
- 5 Links
- 6 Headings of Different Levels
- 7 Level 2
- 8 Images
Welcome to the Basic Wikimedia Formatting & Editing Information Overview
Poj.Fm's Arguing Philosophy
Always argue at PoJ.Fm persuasively
Be sure to persuasively argue and provide extensive evidence and citation references using end notes for whatever main points you make while writing for PoJ.Fm. Assume that you are trying to convince a sceptical reader to believe what you are saying. You cannot merely assert that such and so is true without providing reasons, justifications, explanations and/or evidence in support of your points.
If you are making an argument take into account that you need to justify the relevance of your premises used in your argument and why the conclusion follows should all of the premises be true. Use footnotes and internet connections in support of EVERY quotation and significant sources of information. Leave an intellectual scholarly trail that any researcher or reader could follow that convinces them that what you are saying is true and relevant.
A primary purpose of PoJ.Fm is to address philosophical questions related to jazz that interlink. A reader should be able to pursue his or her own interests and interact in a constructive manner with the website so editors should go out of their way to provide these links.
How to format Wikimedia pages
How to format wiki pages at philosophyofjazz.net is presented below. There is also a
Wikimedia Formatting Cheat Sheet. One can access Wikimedia formatting instructions by clicking on the Navigation Bar found on each wiki page of PoJ.fm in the upper left corner, then scroll down to Wiki heading, then click on Advanced Editing, click on Mediwiki help, then scroll down to Editing, then click on Formatting.
WARNING: CHANGING any wording, or even the formatting, of a TOPIC QUESTION heading inside of double square brackets will lose the link to the contents that are already linked/written on that topic question's page. Generally speaking, never change the wording or formatting of any topic question. If you must rewrite or reformat a topic heading's question, which is the title for all sub-pages within, then WHILE IN EDITING MODE select ALL of the current content including all wikimedia formatting commands, then paste it into the newly reformatted second version of the Topic question heading that has been reformatted.
So, the moral of the story: DO NOT CHANGE TOPIC QUESTION'S WORDING or FORMATTING.
- There is one exception to the above DO NOT change wording of topic question. If you click on that topic question and it opens to an undeveloped page, then there is no content to be lost and one can change the wording without fear of losing content.
- Poj.Fm's Advanced Formatting page Go here for extensive examples and explanations of formatting in Wikimedia at Poj.Fm.
Color Formatting Conventions at PoJ.Fm
- Main text is formatted using blue span tags, as exhibited here.
- “Quoted material is formatted with green span tags, as exhibited here.”
- Sometimes questions are posted in red, as exhibited here.
- If a quotation is more than a sentence long it can be appropriate to use the block quotation formatting device exhibited below.
“This is a block quotation. Be sure to use the ending block quotation span tag that turns off the block quotation. You can see it here when in editing mode. It is also often good to put a carriage return just before the ending block quotation span tag so that it is on its own line on the page.”
Single Quotation Marks
2 ticks gives you ''italic'' type
- 2 ticks gives you italic type
3 ticks gives you '''bold''' type
- 3 ticks gives you bold type
5 ticks gives you '''''bold-italic''''' type
- 5 ticks gives you bold-italic type
You can use these color names:
- black BLACK
- silver SILVER
- gray GRAY
- white WHITE
- maroon MAROON
- red RED
- purple PURPLE
- fuchsia FUCHSIA
- green GREEN
- lime LIME
- olive OLIVE
- yellow YELLOW
- navy NAVY
- blue BLUE
- teal TEAL
- aqua AQUA
- Silver! Gray! Maroon! Red! Purple! Fuchsia! Green! Lime! Olive! Yellow! Navy! Blue! Teal! Aqua!
To use color, say red , italicizes, bold, or bold italic enclose it in span tags for color and specific number of single quotation marks for the other three:
- This is italicized red bolded text!
- This is red bold italic text!
Internal Links: [[Main Page]]
- Internal Links: Main Page
External links 1 - put the URL on a blank line http://beacharts.ca
External links 2 - enclose the URL followed by a space and name of the page you want to link to in single square brackets. [http://beacharts.ca Beach Arts Website]
Headings of Different Levels
Skip Level 1, it is page name level.
An article with three or more headings (made using identity signs) automatically creates an outlined Table of Contents at the start of the page; otherwise, it doesn't automatically produce It.
- To upload Image file (must be .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png) click on Tools Menu at top of page on right, then click on Upload File. Click on Choose File button, click on Dropbox, or wherever the file is stored (8 MB maximum), before clicking on green Upload File button on bottom left of upload page to submit file, find file name that says "Image.jpeg" (or other file extension) and write good descriptive name for the file before you upload it.
- You can see the list and file names of the Uploaded files while on the Upload files page by clicking on "list of uploaded files" in light blue in the second sentence at the top of the page. Files with an underline character between words do not display the underline symbol.
- To place image on Wiki page use: file:file-name in double square brackets like this: [[file:RobotJazz.jpg]].