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How do I find what is new or what has been changed on kyma•tweaky?

In the User section there is a link to WhatsNew, which lists the 10 most recent changes to the topics in each section. From that page, you can click on the topic name to view the topic.

When you add new material to a page, please add it to the top of the list; that way, it will be easier for others to quickly see what's new on that page. In other words, the contributions will be in reverse chronological order from newest to oldest.

If it is not obvious what has been changed on the topic page, scroll to the bottom of the window and click the Diffs link at the bottom of the page. The Diffs link takes you to a page that displays all text that has been added, removed, or changed for each revision.

Alternatively, in each section, the More... link (at the left side of this page) will take you to a page where there is an option to view all of the most recent changes to that section.

Finally, you can request to be emailed whenever there is a change to a section, choose the notification link from the More... link in that section to sign up for this option.

-- KurtHebel - 27 Oct 2003

How do I add comments to a page?

When you are viewing the page you want to change, click on the Edit link at the top of the page. This will open an editor on the page. After you have made your changes, you can click the Save button to save the changes. (If you would like to see what the page will look like without saving the page, click the Preview button.) If you change your mind and decide not to edit the page, click the Cancel button.

You can format your comments using a simple set of punctuation rules (when editing, click on TextFormattingRules).

Please add your signature to any comments you make. The editor page will have your signature displayed just above the Save button. Copy the signature and paste it into the text below your comments (like I did here).

-- KurtHebel - 27 Oct 2003

How do I start a new discussion or add a link?

In some of the sections, like Connect, How, and Know there are instructions for adding topics on the home page.

In the other sections, you can start a new discussion (or a new topic) by:

  1. Go to the topic where you want the link to your topic to appear. Please take a little time to decide on the appropriate page to do this.
  2. Edit the page.
  3. In the editor, put in some text to describe the topic or in some way to refer to the topic.
  4. Decide how to present the link:
    • For an automatic link to a kyma•tweaky topic, just type in a name with embedded capital letters. For example, TweakyTips, will turn out as TweakyTips.
    • For an automatic link to a kyma•tweaky topic with a phrase as the description, just type in the phrase surrounded by double square brackets. For example, [[this is a link to a new page]], will turn out as this is a link to a new page?.
    • To associate a specific link with a phrase, use this format [[link][phrase]]. For example, [[TweakyTips][a link to this page]], will turn out as a link to this page.
    • There are other ways to create links, see TextFormattingRules#Hyperlinks.
  5. Save the page.

The page you just edited will now have the link in it. If you specified a kyma•tweaky topic that does not exist (as in this is a link to a new page, above), the link will be followed by a question mark. Click on that question mark to create the page and add your content.

-- KurtHebel - 27 Oct 2003

Why do question marks appear in the proper names that I have included in a topic?

It is one of the features of the TWiki language that kyma•tweaky is based on. Any word or compound word with two uppercase letters in it become hyperlinks or WikiWords. The question marks are invitations to create a discussion on that topic. For example, DiscussThisIdea? could link to a discussion of some idea. There is more information on this in the GoodStyle topic.

You can turn off the automatic creation of hyperlinks in two ways (see also TextFormattingRules):

  1. Place <nop> immediately before a single word you do not want the link on.

  1. Place a <noautolink> / </noautolink> pair around the text (any length from two words to several paragraphs) that should have no automatic links anywhere within the text.

-- KurtHebel - 17 Nov 2003

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