Some Hints on using our Cbm Wiki

General Advices

The prime Directive

Don't be lazy reading hints! The very simple rules to use this wiki are published here and on the welcome page of every web (if there are special conventions at all).

Using the CBM Wiki

How to start using this Wiki

How to join the Group of Wiki Authors

  1. Have a look at the list of registered users: WikiUsers
    • If you find your name there: Fine!
    • If not - register: Use any browser to go to this page: UserRegistration and register yourself
  2. Have a look at the list of our existing user groups: WikiGroups
    • If you find your name in the group(s) you want to join: Fine!
    • If not: Tell somebody who is a member of the group you want to join, that he should add you to the list of members.
    • If you want your own, new group ask an administrator.
  3. After you are a member of any group, basically you can read any topic and normally you are able to edit topics of your group.

Access rights

  • All users who are a member of any group can basically read the whole contentof our wiki - except the topics which were explicitly blocked by the author(s).
    • All other people on the planet cannot read the content. However in some cases it is possible to list the topics' names.
    • Exceptionally, read-only access is granted to the Sandbox, the Main web as well as to the TWiki web.
  • Conclusion: We have a fine grained group management, however we should not use it by default - this is the idea of a wiki: WikiCulture
    • That's why currently only the "CbmAllGroup" is actually used.
    • Restrict access to a group only if it is really necessary!

Special Webs

  • The Main Web: This system web contains the user and group database, as well as the Wiki ID Cards, which are created during registration. Normal users have read-only access.
  • The System Web: This system web contains the settings database and the help topics. This is read only stuff for normal users.
  • The Homepages Web: You want (not) to publish private topics - so put them here.
  • The Sandbox Web: The playground for any user - no restrictions, no warranty for correctness and availability of content.

Where to place your Documents

The web layout of this TWiki site at first mimics the group and project structure of the CBM collaboration. Thus, if you want to add a new topic, then deliberate about who is most likely going to read this document and place it in the related web.
If you have doubts about your conclusion, then it might be a good idea to place a link somewhere in the concurrent web to the newly created topic.

How to structure your Web Content

Basically it is up to everybody who feels responsible to structure the content of the webs. For example you want to publish several topics related to a single subject? So think about writing an entrance page with a table of content which is compiled of WikiWords of your different topics. In addition try to guide the user to different sub-topics by placing hints and links on the WebHome (welcome) topic of your web.
IDEA! In the background TWiki provides a parent-child relation between topics. A topic is a child to the (parent) topic which was displayed while going into edit mode for writing the newly created (child) topic. This relation can be altered by choosing a new parent from the More topic actions menu at the bottom of each topic. These relations are also used by some plugins, like the TreePlugin which provides nice features for automatically created topic overviews.

FAQ

Forgotten your password?

Go to this page, fill out the form, and the administrator will approve your new settings.

You want to change your password?

So use the form on this page.

A trick how to learn the usage of advanced TWiki Features

There is a button "Raw Text" in the menu bar at the bottom of each topic. Click it, to read the topic's TWiki code. Then, cut-and-paste the good looking stuff from other authors wink .

-- FlorianUhlig - 18 Dec 2018
Topic revision: r1 - 18 Dec 2018, FlorianUhlig
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