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TWiki.WelcomeGuestr1.14 - 14 Dec 2001 - 16:32 - PeterThoeny?topic end

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Welcome Main.guest,

You have reached a TWikiSite (pronounced twee-kee site). TWiki is a meeting place where people collaborate on common interests. Anyone can contribute using a regular Web browser. TWiki looks like a normal Web site, but it allows (and ecourages) everyone to edit the web pages and contribute their questions and input. It really is very simple to learn and use, and provides possibly the most powerful way to exchange and develop ideas online, in an open, uncomplicated environment.

How TWiki Works

  1. Read: You can treat this site like any other. Browse, and follow interesting links. A couple of hints:
    • web: A TWikiSite is divided into webs; each one represents one subject, one area of collaboration. You can reach any web from the links in the upper right corner of every page.
    • topic: Each web is made up of hyperlinked topics - TWikiPages? that appear in your browser.
    • What's new: Visit WebChanges in any TWiki web to see what other people are discussing and what's been added most recently.
  2. Create an Account: To be able to write new content on this site, you'll need to create an account for yourself. It's simple, and only takes a minute: just visit TWikiRegistration and fill out the form. This will also create your personal home page.
  3. Write: If you have something to say, speak your mind! Anyone can change or add to anything they see written in a TWiki topic. You can edit a topic from within your browser, using TWikiShorthand, a very simple markup language (you can also use HTML if you like, but you'll usually find you can get the same results more easily with TWikiShorthand). To contribute,
    • click the Edit link at the bottom of the page, edit the text, and then
    • click the [ Preview Changes ] button at the bottom of the page to see what your topic will look like (use the BACK button on your browser to go back and fix something.), and finally
    • click the [ Save Changes ] to save what you did.
  4. But this is scary! Anybody can do anything! The concept at first may seem...strange. Uncontrollable. And yet, collaborating the Wiki way works! See WikiCulture. (You can define fine-grained TWikiAccessControl based on users groups if really necessary, and there's full revision control that retains all changes!)
  5. Experiment: To get your virtual hands dirty, visit Test? in the TWiki.Test web.
  6. Create a link: To link to another topic, start by editing an existing topic.
    • To create a link to a topic that already exists, type its JoinCapitalizedWords name (topics are automatically linked if they are WikiWords, names composed of two or more words with initial capitals, run together).
    • To create a link to a page that does not yet exist, make up and enter a NeverBeforeUsedPhrase. You are encouraged to include WikiWords in your content, for others to fill out later.
    • When you've saved the topic, and redisplayed it, the references to existing topics will be linked and the references to topics that don't exist will be followed by a linked "?" (question mark).
  7. Create a topic:
    • To write something up for a new topic, click on the "?" (question mark) that follows a WikiWord.
    • To create a free-floating topic - a topic that is not linked from anywhere - type its WikiWord in the entry field at the top of any page. If the topic already exists you'll then be taken to it. If it doesn't exist, you'll then have the option to create it.
  8. See the history of a topic: Click the Diffs link on the control strip at the bottom of every page to see a complete history of edits for that topic.
  9. Attach files: Use your browser to upload and attach any type of file to a topic using the Attach link at the bottom of the page.
  10. Organize: Use TWikiForms to include specific information with individual topics - for example, classify pages by subject, status, or date.
  11. Learn more: TWikiTutorial takes you on a 20-minute tour of the TWiki essentials. WikiReferences has links to articles and books about online collaboration and Wiki technology in particular.

Main Features of TWiki

  • Edit existing pages or create new pages by using any Web browser.
  • Web pages are automatically linked. You do not need to learn HTML commands to link pages.
  • Very simple text formatting. Basically, you write a page the same way you would write an email.
  • Fast, full-text search with or without regular expressions.
  • All changes to pages and attachments are under revision control. Find out who changed what and when.
  • Fine-grained access control based on users and groups.
  • Automatic email notification when pages change.
  • File attachments: Upload and download any file as an attachment to a page, using your browser. This is similar to email file attachments, but it happens on web pages.
  • Topic locking: Users are warned if a page is being edited by another person, to avoid simultaneous page editing.
  • Templates and skins: Customize every possible aspect of the look and feel of each TWiki installation, down to the individual page level.
  • Plugins: A growing collection of plugins allows you to easily add optional extended functions, or to create your own.
  • Support: An active, helpful development community keeps TWiki support and development constantly moving forward.
  • Read more about the TWiki at http://TWiki.org/ .

Starting Points in the TWiki.TWiki web

Web TWiki Site Map Use to...
Main Home of Main web Search Main web Recent changes in the Main web Get notified of changes to the Main web Welcome to TWiki... Users, Groups, Offices - tour this expandable virtual workspace. ...get a first-hand feel for TWiki possibilities.
TWiki Home of TWiki web Search TWiki web Recent changes in the TWiki web Get notified of changes to the TWiki web Welcome, Registration, and other StartingPoints; TWiki history & Wiki style; All the docs... ...discover TWiki details, and how to start your own site.
FNyP Home of FNyP web Search FNyP web Recent changes in the FNyP web Get notified of changes to the FNyP web Física Nuclear y de Partículas Información sobre la asignatura Física Nuclear y de Partículas
IGFAEcomputing Home of IGFAEcomputing web Search IGFAEcomputing web Recent changes in the IGFAEcomputing web Get notified of changes to the IGFAEcomputing web This wiki contains information about computing resources at IGFAE and their configuration keep a record of changes, configuration recipes, tricks, etc regarding IGFAE IT
Irradiacion Home of Irradiacion web Search Irradiacion web Recent changes in the Irradiacion web Get notified of changes to the Irradiacion web Irradiacion de transistores DEPFET ...collaborate on
LCGatUSC Home of LCGatUSC web Search LCGatUSC web Recent changes in the LCGatUSC web Get notified of changes to the LCGatUSC web LCG GRID for LHCb at USC ...collaborate on
LHCb Home of LHCb web Search LHCb web Recent changes in the LHCb web Get notified of changes to the LHCb web LHCb computing LHCb computing
Quattor Home of Quattor web Search Quattor web Recent changes in the Quattor web Get notified of changes to the Quattor web Quattor at USC-LCG2 ...collaborate on
Sandbox Home of Sandbox web Search Sandbox web Recent changes in the Sandbox web Get notified of changes to the Sandbox web Sandbox test area with all features enabled. ...experiment in an unrestricted hands-on web.
TecnicasIII Home of TecnicasIII web Search TecnicasIII web Recent changes in the TecnicasIII web Get notified of changes to the TecnicasIII web Técnica Experimentales III (sección de física cuántica) Información sobre la asignatura Técnicas Experimentales III
USC Home of USC web Search USC web Recent changes in the USC web Get notified of changes to the USC web USC internal links ...collaborate on
VariasCosas Home of VariasCosas web Search VariasCosas web Recent changes in the VariasCosas web Get notified of changes to the VariasCosas web Colección de cosas/enlaces de interés ...collaborate on
You can use color coding by web for identification and reference. This table is updated automatically based on WebPreferences settings of the individual webs. Contact root@fpmac116.usc.es if you need a separate collaboration web for your team. See also AdminTools.
Legend of icons:   Home of web = Go to the home of the web
Search web = Search the web
  Recent changes in the web = See recent changes in the web
Get notified of changes to the web = Subscribe to get notified of changes by e-mail
(included from SiteMap; change WelcomeGuest to include from SiteMap instead of TWikiWebsTable)
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