Minimal guide to an effective use of EUCog Wiki

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Login Information

EUCog Wiki's access is open, but only members of the EUCog network can edit its content. As a member of EUCog network, you can receive your password by clicking here. Your username is your numeric EUCog ID (4 digits), which you can also find here. You will receive the password originally set by the Wiki administrator. After you log in, you can modify your password by clicking my preferences (Fig. 1, highlight a). If you set a new password and then forget it, the link above will not help you. Should that occur, click login and "e-mail new password".

Fig.1: highlight of the basic elements of the EUCog Wiki page (click to enlarge).

Types of editable pages

There are currently three different types of pages that EUCog members can edit and create:

  • member profiles;
  • topic pages;
  • event pages.

Detailed information on how to create and edit EUCog Wiki pages can be found here.

Go and Search

The search box in the left panel of EUCog Wiki (Fig. 1, highlight b) offers the opportunity to look for specific terms into the EUCog Wiki database. The Go button will take you directly to the page with the same name as the string that you searched. In case the term does not yet exist within the EUCog Wiki, you will be offered the choice to create a page with the same name.

The Search button will return all the content within the EUCog Wiki that is related to your search string.

Links and Categories

EUCog Wiki pages can be linked to pages internal or external to EUCog Wiki. Links internal to EUCog Wiki dynamically connect your interests, projects and papers to the rest of the EUCog network. Intra-Wiki linking stimulates interdisciplinary discussion and promotes a lively network. We encourage the creation of new topic pages as well as drawing links to existing ones.

EUCog Wiki pages can also be assigned to Areas and Disciplines (Categories). The function of categories is to automatically generate static indexes, that can help a general overview of EUCog Wiki.

Discussion tag

Associated with each EUCog Wiki page (with very few exceptions) you will find a discussion tag that opens a new page (Fig. 1, highlight c). This is the ideal venue for a discussion concerning the content of the page. The importance of the discussion page within a network like EUCog could not be overemphasized.

To increase the readability of the discussion, colons can be used to introduce indentation. For example:

Line 1
:Line 2
::Line 3

will read:

Line 1

Line 2
Line 3

Watch tag

Next to the discussion tag you can find a watch tag (Fig. 1, highlight d). By clicking on it, the current page is added to my watchlist and the tag is changed into unwatch. By setting up my preferences you can receive an email whenever a page in your watchlist is modified.

History tag

Through the history tag (Fig. 1, highlight e) you have access to each previous version of a page. You can also check the differences between two versions. Furthermore, it is possible to quickly revert to an older version. All you need to do to restore a previous version is to select the version of interest, click edit and then save the page. All the changes edited after the version that you have selected will disappear (nevertheless, they will still be present in the history of the page).

What links here button

Inside the toolbox panel (Fig. 1, highlight f), click on the What links here button. You will get the list of all EUCog Wiki pages that have links to the current page. This is the paradigmatic way to find out what and (crucially) who is related to a certain area.

EUCog Wiki engine

EUCog Wiki runs on the Mediawiki engine. Therefore, all the general information that you can retrieve about Mediawiki is relevant to EUCog Wiki. Online or published information might extend your capacity to make effective use of EUCog Wiki.

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