Frequently Asked Questions

This is a FAQ about the wiki itself. For the FAQ about the troop, see the Troop FAQ.

What is a Wiki Site?
According to Wikipedia, the world largest wiki site:

A Wiki ([ˈwiː.kiː] <wee-kee> or [ˈwɪ.kiː] <wick-ey>) is a type of website that allows users to add, remove, or otherwise edit and change most content very quickly and easily.

And that is it! As a part of Wikidot.com network this Site is a customizable piece of the Internet where Users can edit content, upload files, communicate and collaborate.

How do I join this wiki?
Make sure that you have created a wikidot account for yourself before you attempt to join the wiki. You have to be a wikidot member to join. However, not every wikidot member can participate on our troop wiki. To by a member of our toop wiki, you must apply and wait for site manager approval. See How to join this site?.

How do I login after I've joined?
After your membership has been approved, you can login using the wikidot account you created.

How do I edit pages?
If you are allowed to edit pages in this Site, simply click on edit button at the bottom of the page. This will open an editor with a toolbar pallette with options.

To create a link to a new page, use syntax: [[[new page name]]] or [[[new page name | text to display]]]. Follow the link (which should have a different color if page does not exist) and create a new page and edit it!

Although creating and editing pages is easy, there are a lot more options that allows creating powerful sites. Please visit Documentation pages to learn more.

How do I receive forum postings through e-mail?
We are using FeedBlitz to accomplish this. Getting a wikidot account and signing up for the FeedBlitz are two separate things. Make sure you do both.

How do I attach a file in the forum?

Follow these steps:

  • First upload your file to the file-attachments page.
    • From the main page, click Upload Files link
    • At the bottom of the page click "files"
    • Browse to and upload your file
  • Click on Forum link
  • Click on the link for the discussion category that you want to attach the file in
  • Click on "create a new thread"
  • Enter or Thread title
  • Do NOT click "files" at the bottom of the page
  • Enter some text and include something in your text like this…
[[file file-attachments/your-file-name]]
  • click "post"

How do I upload my own photos?

To use google's Picasa to host your photos, follow these steps:

  • First sign up for an account at picasa.com and upload your photos there.
  • Now go to the photo page and click "edit" at the bottom of the page.
  • Copy the line below:
* [http://picasaweb.google.com/gnbonney Greg B's Picasa Web Album]
  • Replace "gnbonney" with your own account name and "Greg B" with your own name.
  • Click "save".
  • Click on your new link to verify it forwards to your Picasa web page.

To use Yahoo's Flickr service for hosting your photos, follow these steps:

  • First sign up for an account on flickr.com and upload your photos there.
  • Now go to the photo page and click "edit" at the bottom of the page.
  • Copy the line below:
* [[[sam-photos | Sam's Flickr Photos]]]
  • Replace "sam" and "Sam" with your own name.
  • Click "save".
  • Click on the new link you just added to the photos page.
  • Click on "create page".
  • Paste the following into your page:
[[module FlickrGallery userName="flyingfox97" userId="23182459@N02"]]
  • Replace "flyingfox97" with your own flickr account name and delete the userId. (In most cases you do not need the userId and can just omit it. However, we learned that flickr user names are actually not always unique. If you provide just the user name and see photos that you don't recognize, then you need to figure out what your userId is.) The end result should look something like:
[[module FlickrGallery userName="myFlickrAcct"]]
  • Click "save"
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