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February 2009: this page may be outdated.
Question: How do I search for the pages that link to the current page (just like “What links here” on Wikipedia)?
Answer: Click the title heading at the top of the page.
Question: Is there a way to provide different text for a link?
Answer: See the next question.
Question: How do we prevent mixed case words from becoming links?
Question: Can you use images here?
Question: Can a wiki page be removed that is created by accident?
Question: How do I keep slashes from italicizing when I specify a directory, e.g.,
Answer: Use the the shortcut
##two number signs##, resulting in
Question: Does this wiki software support tables? – MarkusKnittig
|||| tables || || yes || no ||
Question: Is there a way to search all edits by a user?
Answer: Yes there is – on RecentChanges, you can filter by user, host or IP. Together with some other parameters for OtherRecentChanges, you can for example show a list of all contributions Alex ever made:
Question: I want my own wiki. Where do I get started?
Question: Do per page RSS feeds work properly in Emacs Wiki? They seem to return some content when subscribing, but there is no update afterwards even if the page is changed several times.
Answer: Do you have an example? I guess it depends on your feed reader. On most feed readers, these changes will show up as updates to an existing article, so if your feed reader ignores updates, you won’t see it. In that case, try using all=1 to get a feed of all edits, not just the latest one. Here’s an example:
Question: How can I add a new National day?
Is there somewhere that contributors can read a list of all the tasks needed to spruce up the wiki? For example, I’d like to start moving discussions to their Talk pages, but I don’t see an explicit sanction to do or not do that either way. Is the rule to just make the edit and see if other people accept it? – MatthewSnyder
(I tried posting this question to EmacsWikiSuggestions but it complained about ‘naked links’.
Hi Matthew and thanks for volunteering! Several people have suggested we introduce some sort of page tagging to identify pages that should be reworked. I remember the consensus being that this almost never spurs anybody else to action. You are the exception! :) I’d suggest you just tackle any page you feel to be in need of fixing and just do it. I’m a believer in being bold. Moving discussions to Talk pages is an excellent start.