Please note that in order to create a new page or edit an existing wiki article, you must be a logged-in member of the society. Non-members are welcome to submit material to the wiki Editorial Board using the wiki submission form.
If are new to working with the wiki, you may want to read the New Article Tutorial. It gives the basic steps for creating a new wiki entry, including screen shots of making the Example Article piece. You should also read the article style piece as it explains several important formatting conventions. You can see the text behind any article by using the Edit menu tab (only visible when logged in), and is a good way to see how articles are formatted. As long as you don’t click on the “submit” button, you need not worry about inadvertently changing something.
Before creating a new article, it is a good practice to make sure that one doesn’t already exist by using the search function (left-hand side column). If you know that the article doesn’t exist, you may use the “create or find page” field (also on the left). If the page exists, you will be taken to it; otherwise, you will be taken to a blank page where you can then click on the “edit” tab to compose the article. Please note, though, that entering a page name will turn up an article only if the article’s page name is an exact match. The search, on the other hand, will do a general search.
Please note that the “Image Upload” function is for making images or graphics available to wiki articles and is not a method of creating a wiki article.
Formatting in wiki articles
This wiki uses special syntax in order to handle various types of content. There is syntax associated with instructing the wiki about what category the article belongs to, and syntax for text formatting. The so-called markup language used for text formating is called “textile”1.
Before creating your first article, please read the information on this wiki’s article style conventions. Also, article editing contains some information on special fields used when revising an existing piece.