Help:Contributing

Users add content (text, images, and files) to a node by contributing. When viewing a node, click the contribute link in the functions at the top of the screen.

A contribution, otherwise known as a Datalog entry, consists of:

  • A title
  • Content, formatted with wiki markup
  • Tags
  • And one-or-more files and images.
    • Each file has a description and tags.

When contributing, you must post at least some text or one-or-more files, although you can do both.

What can you use it for?

  • Post comments about the article.
  • Have a conversation
  • Ask a question
  • Upload a dozen images to act as a image gallery.
  • Submit your own notes, or supplement information.
  • Add references, links, or data related to an article.
  • Post a task assigned to a user.
  • Pass a document back-and-forth to be edited.

Allowed filetypes

Uploaded files must have on of the following filename extensions:

  • Image types
    • jpg
    • jpeg
    • tif
    • tiff
    • gif
  • Video types
    • mov
    • mpg
    • mp4
  • Audio types
    • mp3
    • wav
    • aif
  • Other file types
    • csv
    • txt
    • html
    • htm
    • doc
    • rtf
    • pdf
    • xls
    • indd
    • zip
    • gz
    • sit
    • psd
    • png
    • eps
    • ai
    • max
    • 3ds
    • swf

Image, video, and audio file types are displayed on the website directly, other file types are downloaded and handled by the browser mime-type helper.

Sending an existing datalog entry to another node

In other words, how to contribute one entry to multiple nodes.

Screenshot of send to node form

  1. Find the existing entry you want to submit to another node.
  2. When viewing the entry (URL is /view/Entry:___) find the form in the right column called Send to node.
  3. Enter the title of the node to send the entry to (including namespace, if necessary).
  4. Click send!

The same entry will exist under the datalog of both nodes.

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