Recent Changes for "Wiki Community/Glossary" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/GlossaryRecent Changes of the page "Wiki Community/Glossary" on Davis Wiki.en-us Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-06 11:19:46JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - <span>'''Meatpuppet''' - </span>A somewhat derogatory term used to describe a new user who (apparently) was recruited by an existing user to join into a discussion or disagreement solely to support the existing user's viewpoint. Because wiki disputes are generally resolved by the editors involved, meatpuppets are sometimes used to try to influence the outcome of the dispute. A meatpuppet is different from a [#Sockpuppet sockpuppet] in that there is a distinct individual using the meatpuppet account. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Meatpuppet''' </span>- A somewhat derogatory term used to describe a new user who (apparently) was recruited by an existing user to join into a discussion or disagreement solely to support the existing user's viewpoint. Because wiki disputes are generally resolved by the editors involved, meatpuppets are sometimes used to try to influence the outcome of the disput<span>e by adding voices to a particular stanc</span>e. A meatpuppet is different from a [#Sockpuppet sockpuppet] in that there is a distinct individual using the meatpuppet account. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Sockpuppet''' - A term used to describe new accounts created by an existing user to try to reinforce that user's viewpoint. This tactic is sometimes used in disputes to try to give a user the illusion of support. It's also sometimes used by businesses to leave false reviews about their business. It's often quite obvious and is frowned upon. Please don't do it. Unlike a [#Meatpuppet meatpuppet], the sockpuppet account is controlled directly by the same individual using the original account.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Sockpuppet''' - A term used to describe new accounts created by an existing user to try to reinforce that user's viewpoint. This tactic is sometimes used in disputes to try to give a user the illusion of support. It's also sometimes used by businesses to leave false reviews about their business. Because all activity on the wiki is openly available to everybody, it is often quite obvious and is very frowned upon. It's essentially seen as being caught lying in public for personal gain and can cause long lasting distrust. Please don't do it. Unlike a [#Meatpuppet meatpuppet], the sockpuppet account is controlled directly by the same individual using the original account.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-06 11:13:50JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - <span>'''Meatpuppet''' - </span>A somewhat derogatory term used to describe a new user who (apparently) was recruited by an existing user to join into a discussion or disagreement solely to support the existing user's viewpoint. Because wiki disputes are generally resolved <span>democratically</span>, meatpuppets are sometimes used to try to influence the outcome of the dispute. A meatpuppet is different from a [#Sockpuppet sockpuppet] in that there is a distinct individual using the meatpuppet account. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Meatpuppet''' </span>- A somewhat derogatory term used to describe a new user who (apparently) was recruited by an existing user to join into a discussion or disagreement solely to support the existing user's viewpoint. Because wiki disputes are generally resolved <span>by the editors involved</span>, meatpuppets are sometimes used to try to influence the outcome of the dispute. A meatpuppet is different from a [#Sockpuppet sockpuppet] in that there is a distinct individual using the meatpuppet account. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-06 10:49:51TomGarberson+Talk Page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Talk Page''' (mention parent page)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Talk Page''' - A page used to get help with editing or to discuss the contents of its parent page. Talk pages are specifically used for meta-discussion, i.e. Wiki contents, not real-world information. Information or discussion about a topic in Davis should go directly on the parent page. For example, the ["Coffee House"] on campus was recently renovated. Information about the renovations or about the pre- or post-renovation Coffee House belongs on the ["Coffee House"] page. When editors were discussing ''how to organize'' the information on the page, they used the {{{Coffee House/Talk}}} page. In that example, {{{Coffee House}}} is the parent page, and {{{Coffee House/Talk}}} is the Talk page. For more information on when to use (and when not to use) a talk page, as well as a visual guide to how to create one (it's easy!), see ["Wiki Community/Seeking Help"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-06 10:39:44TomGarberson+Public Figure Page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Anchor(Recent Changes)]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Anchor(PublicFigure)]]<br> + '''Public Figure Page''' - A page about a person who is a public figure in the Davis community. Like all other entries, public figure pages are owned by the community. The subject of the public figure page--the person it's about--does not control the content of that page. Public figures who are active on the wiki generally also have a [#UserPage user page] whose contents they do control.<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(RecentChanges)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''User Page''' - This is essentially a user's personal profile. You can use your user page to introduce yourself, share your favorite pages, and so on. Conversations between users that aren't about the content of an [#Entry entry] generally take place on user pages. Unlike most pages on the wiki which are owned and controlled by the entire community, a user exercises primary control over the contents of his or her user page. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''User Page''' - This is essentially a user's personal profile. You can use your user page to introduce yourself, share your favorite pages, and so on. Conversations between users that aren't about the content of an [#Entry entry] generally take place on user pages. Unlike most pages on the wiki which are owned and controlled by the entire community, a user exercises primary control over the contents of his or her user page.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Some users who are prominent in the Davis community also have a [#PublicFigure public figure page] about them.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-06 10:35:44TomGarberson+recent changes, user page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Recent Changes'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Recent Changes''' - A wiki tool that shows the changes made to all pages on the Davis Wiki within the last 1, 2, 3, or 7 days, depending on the settings you use. Many frequent wiki users watch ["Recent Changes"] to see what's going on in town, what pages are being worked on, and so on. To get there from any page on the wiki, just click on the Recent Changes tab at the top of the screen, just beneath the DavisWiki logo.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''User Page'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''User Page''' - This is essentially a user's personal profile. You can use your user page to introduce yourself, share your favorite pages, and so on. Conversations between users that aren't about the content of an [#Entry entry] generally take place on user pages. Unlike most pages on the wiki which are owned and controlled by the entire community, a user exercises primary control over the contents of his or her user page.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-06 10:29:03TomGarberson+glossy, sockpuppet, meatpuppet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Glossy'''<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Glossy''' - A reference to glossy flyers used for advertisements, this term is used on the wiki to refer to [#Entry entries] that are too promotional. The wiki is subject to advertising restrictions because of its agreement with the IRS as a non-profit corporation. Entries need to be informational rather than promotional in tone and nature. See ["Wiki Community/For Profit Restrictions"] for more information.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Meatpuppet''' (mention Sockpuppet)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Meatpuppet''' - A somewhat derogatory term used to describe a new user who (apparently) was recruited by an existing user to join into a discussion or disagreement solely to support the existing user's viewpoint. Because wiki disputes are generally resolved democratically, meatpuppets are sometimes used to try to influence the outcome of the dispute. A meatpuppet is different from a [#Sockpuppet sockpuppet] in that there is a distinct individual using the meatpuppet account.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Sockpuppet''' (mention Meatpuppet)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Sockpuppet''' - A term used to describe new accounts created by an existing user to try to reinforce that user's viewpoint. This tactic is sometimes used in disputes to try to give a user the illusion of support. It's also sometimes used by businesses to leave false reviews about their business. It's often quite obvious and is frowned upon. Please don't do it. Unlike a [#Meatpuppet meatpuppet], the sockpuppet account is controlled directly by the same individual using the original account.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-03 14:50:48TomGarbersonFix anchor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Edit History''' - Every edit made by an editor is preserved in their edit history. You can view it by going to their [#User<span>&nbsp;</span>Page user page], clicking on the "Info" button (right next to the page title), and then clicking on the little "User's Info" tab. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Edit History''' - Every edit made by an editor is preserved in their edit history. You can view it by going to their [#UserPage user page], clicking on the "Info" button (right next to the page title), and then clicking on the little "User's Info" tab. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Anchor(User<span>&nbsp;</span>Page)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Anchor(UserPage)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-03 14:43:25JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> - <span>'''Comment Section''' - </span>This term generally refers to the area below a comment bar, where signed comments are put by default. This area is no different from any other part of the page! There's no reason comments have to go below the bar; that's just where they get put by default. Opinions, information, and contributions all belong above the comment bar as much as they do below it. You shouldn't make changes to signed comments, since it would effectively put words into the person's mouth. </td> <td> <span>+ '''Comment Section''' </span>- This term generally refers to the area below a comment bar, where signed comments are put by default. This area is no different from any other part of the page! There's no reason comments have to go below the bar; that's just where they get put by default. Opinions, information, and contributions all belong above the comment bar as much as they do below it. You shouldn't make changes to signed comments, since it would effectively put words into the person's mouth.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Taking good information or viewpoints from comment and moving them to the top (sometimes with attribution, sometimes without, depending on what is being moved) is called "comment integration", and is one way the wiki grows.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-03 14:41:50JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Editor''' - Anyone who adds to, deletes from, or changes anything on any page of the Wiki is an editor. Also sometimes called a '''user'''.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Editor''' - Anyone who adds to, deletes from, or changes anything on any page of the Wiki is an editor. Also sometimes called a '''user'''. Anybody is welcome to edit the wiki, so the term only means that somebody is active on the wiki... it does not carry any kind of authority. A person who signed up an hour ago is an editor as much as somebody who signed up seven years ago. If you added a comment, created an account or edited the wiki, you're an editor.<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Entry)]]<br> + '''Entry''' - The actual words and photos in a page on the wiki. Used occasionally to specify the actual content of the page rather than full page (which includes the tabs and login above the content and a footer below). In most cases, it's a fair synonym for "page".</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Meatpuppet)]]<br> + '''Meatpuppet''' (mention Sockpuppet)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Revert'''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Revert''' - Undo one or more changes. Anybody can revert, and if you spot something that shouldn't have been added (like somebody accidentally adding the same comment twice, or a nefarious vandal changing the phone number to a 555 number), feel free to revert the changes. You can do so by going to the Info button and choosing a previous version of the entry to switch to.<br> + <br> + You can even revert a revert... when two people get into a slapping contest and do this back and forth to each other, it's called a "revert war". It's probably a sign that people need to calm down and either cool off or start communicating.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Wiki Community/Glossaryhttp://daviswiki.org/Wiki_Community/Glossary2011-06-03 11:50:37TomGarbersonA start <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Wiki Community/Glossary<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ This is the '''Davis Wiki Glossary'''. If you're looking for a glossary for the ''community'' of Davis, click ["glossary" here].<br> + <br> + Below are some terms that get tossed around a lot on the Wiki and might not have quite the same meaning you're used to.<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Comment Section)]]<br> + '''Comment Section''' - This term generally refers to the area below a comment bar, where signed comments are put by default. This area is no different from any other part of the page! There's no reason comments have to go below the bar; that's just where they get put by default. Opinions, information, and contributions all belong above the comment bar as much as they do below it. You shouldn't make changes to signed comments, since it would effectively put words into the person's mouth.<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Edit History)]]<br> + '''Edit History''' - Every edit made by an editor is preserved in their edit history. You can view it by going to their [#User Page user page], clicking on the "Info" button (right next to the page title), and then clicking on the little "User's Info" tab.<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Editor)]]<br> + '''Editor''' - Anyone who adds to, deletes from, or changes anything on any page of the Wiki is an editor. Also sometimes called a '''user'''.<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Glossy)]]<br> + '''Glossy'''<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Recent Changes)]]<br> + '''Recent Changes'''<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Revert)]]<br> + '''Revert'''<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Sockpuppet)]]<br> + '''Sockpuppet''' (mention Meatpuppet)<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(Talk Page)]]<br> + '''Talk Page''' (mention parent page)<br> + <br> + [[Anchor(User Page)]]<br> + '''User Page'''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>