First, the basics

What is a wiki?
A website with an edit button! This wiki is editable by anyone in the world - including you! Learn more

Who uses wikis?
Anyone who wants to build an easy website and collaborate with others.

What is the difference between a wiki and a blog?
Blog is an abbreviation of web log. As such, it is a form of online publishing where updates are typically incremental updates much like public journal entries. Old information is typically stored as the term "log" suggests. A wiki, on the other hand, is a form of online publishing that is based on continuous editing by the people using the wiki. Unlike a blog, a wiki is meant for on-going editing, where obsolete, imperfect or incorrect information is replaced by more novel and correct information. A wiki can also have discussion areas or groups for meta-level discussion on how the wiki should be edited. (See the discussion button, above on the left).

Now, how do I edit this thing?

This wiki is editable by anyone in the world - including you! If you see something out of date, or that needs clarification, go ahead and follow the steps below to make the necessary changes. It's free, and as easy as using a Word document. Seriously.
  1. Create an account or login to wikispaces. To do this, click "sign in" at the top right of any page.
  2. Join this wiki. To do this, click "join" at the top right of any page.
  3. Once you have been approved, you can make edits. Click "edit" on any page and make the appropriate edits. The tool is pretty intuitive, but there are specific instructions at the links below: