GoodStyle Collaboration Tips
- TWiki has a very simple text formatting shorthand. In any case, you won't go wrong if you simply:
- start each line without spaces
- separate paragraphs with a blank line
- Run together capitalized words to form WikiWords:
- WikiWords automatically appear as hyperlinks
- make up meaningful, reasonably brief Wiki names - it can be a challenge (it'll sharpen you up!)
- WikiWords has name-creation tips that may help
- If a discussion is going on:
- separate each follow-up with a space
- add your WikiName and the date at the end. Example:
-- Main.guest - 21 Oct 2021
- OR, by all means, insert your comment where it seems to fit best:
- you may want to inset it with a bullet and/or set it in italics so it's clear (always sign and date)
- if you'd like to use an initial, use a link with label. Example:
-- [[Main.guest][ZXQ]] - 21 Oct 2021
- To automate that, add a bullet like
* Initials: ZXQ to your home page?.
- A good format for a new topic is "dissertation followed by discussion":
- start with a brief, factual introduction, followed by double horizontal rules
- let the discussion begin
- When a discussion dies down and the page becomes static, if you're clear on your course, feel free to refactor mercilessly:
- fearlessly edit down to capture the key points
- reduce the noise without losing the facts or the flavor
- if you merge or delete comments, group credit
Contributors: at the end of the page
- This is how Wiki content matures and grows in value over time.
- For external site links, you can type URLs directly into the text -
http://etcete.ra/... - it'll be clear to anyone where they're headed on click.
- TWiki is intended for world-wide use, and an internationally understood date format like
01 Sep 2003 or
2003/09/01 is preferred. It's clearer than the xx/xx/xx format, where a date like 9/1/01 can mean either Jan or Sep, depending on the local conventions of the readers. For months, use the first three letters: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr,...
Actually, I'd use the ISO 8601 form
2003-09-01 which is langugage-independent and also enables chronological sorting from alphabethical sorting See Markus Kuhn's page or the Wikipedia article for details. AndreasKeil
- TIP: Check the source when you want to find out how something is formatted: click
Edit on the lower toolbar. To see earlier versions, click
More, then check
Raw text format and click
View revision. A bit of HTML experience can't hurt, but you'll soon see with TWikiShorthand how far that is from necessary.
- 01 Dec 2001
- 13 Mar 2004