LQWiki:FAQ

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As we get questions we will build a FAQ here.


Q: What is the best way to reach administrators? Where can I make suggestions/complaints? Where is general policy decided?

A: The Mailing-list.


Q: I need a help link that explains the editing syntax of this wiki. Where is it?

A: Wiki markup


Q: How do you delete a redundant page? I accidentally created a page that was already covered. I now want to remove it. Nothing links to the page anymore, but it still exists. I could not find it in the Wiki documentation anywhere.

A: Looks like it's an admin-only option. Presumably there's some way to request a deletion. Meantime, I guess you could redirect your accidental page to the existing one. See also http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redirect redirect for more information.


Q: What about #REDIRECTS(s) to pages that don't exist send you to that page in edit mode rather than displaying the soon to be redirected away from page with a list of the form:

1. REDIRECT Page To Redirect To?

A: Not sure I understand your question, but hopefully this will help: You can create a redirect page to a page that doesn't exist yet. However, it will take you straight to the edit section of the nonexistent page. Until someone either changes the redirect or writes some content in the new page, it'll stay like that.

Note that you can't have a list of options on a redirect page, only one redirect is allowed, otherwise the redirect page is invalid.

See also LQWiki:How_to_use_a_redirect


Q: Why are all the articles in the root directory instead of being categorized like http://kb.mozillazine.org does it?

A: Mainly because we haven't set up a guideline for categorizing stuff. mozillazine uses the same software, just a different theme, so it all depends on how the users lay out stuff. If you wanted to categorize your stuff just stick a colon in the title like I did with IpodLinux's documentation and screenshots. --Flonejek 16:38, May 3, 2004 (EDT)


Q: How do I sign my messages?

A: With 4 tildes ~~~~ goes to Flonejek 16:38, May 3, 2004 (EDT). I always stick two dashes in front of mine, I dunno why. --Flonejek 16:38, May 3, 2004 (EDT)


Q: What software is being used for this Wiki?

MediaWiki 1.6.8 see this link for more complete and recent information.


Q: Can images (screenshots, etc) be included?

A: LQWiki:Wiki_markup#Pictures should give you the needed information.