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**Imagine my user name is '''Bio Engineer''' and therefore my user page URI is:<br /><span class="mygreycomments">(Please assume http://openwetware.org/wiki/ as a prefix to all the following URIs)</span>
**Imagine my user name is '''Bio Engineer''' and therefore my user page URI is:<br /><span class="mygreycomments">(Please assume http://openwetware.org/wiki/ as a prefix to all the following URIs)</span>
:<pre>User:Bio_Engineer</pre>This address is my User Page where I'll place all my up-to-date information and also all the links to pages that I create or that I think others might find interesting related to me and my work (in or outside the wiki).
:<pre>User:Bio_Engineer</pre>This address is my User Page where I'll place all my up-to-date information and also all the links to pages that I create or that I think others might find interesting related to me and my work (in or outside the wiki).
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** Pages that I create should remain within my namespace and not elsewhere (unless they belong to another namespace like a lab or a group. So, I create this page for this cool new idea I have and I place it within my namespace, like so:
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** Pages that I create should remain within my namespace and not elsewhere (unless they belong to another namespace like a lab or a group). So, I want to create a page for this cool new idea I have and therefore I edit my User page by clicking on the edit tab (at the top of the page) and inserting the following:
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:<pre>[[/Cool idea|My cool idea]]</pre>
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:Note the '''/'''. This will create a link to your new Cool idea page within your current page and it will be
:<pre>User:Bio_Engineer/Cool_idea</pre>
:<pre>User:Bio_Engineer/Cool_idea</pre>

Revision as of 14:27, 13 March 2008

Keeping things tidy (hierarchical structured pages)

  • Aside from the necessary etiquette, users should try keep their pages as tidy as possible. Not only the content within the pages, but also the location of said pages.
  • Here's an example:
    • Imagine my user name is Bio Engineer and therefore my user page URI is:
      (Please assume http://openwetware.org/wiki/ as a prefix to all the following URIs)
User:Bio_Engineer
This address is my User Page where I'll place all my up-to-date information and also all the links to pages that I create or that I think others might find interesting related to me and my work (in or outside the wiki).
    • Pages that I create should remain within my namespace and not elsewhere (unless they belong to another namespace like a lab or a group). So, I want to create a page for this cool new idea I have and therefore I edit my User page by clicking on the edit tab (at the top of the page) and inserting the following:
[[/Cool idea|My cool idea]]
Note the /. This will create a link to your new Cool idea page within your current page and it will be
User:Bio_Engineer/Cool_idea
  • In a nutshell, you end up with something similar to this:
User:Bio_Engineer
|- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_1
 |- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_1/Subpage_1a
|- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_2
 |- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_2/Subpage_2a
 |- User:Bio_Engineer/Page_2/Subpage_2b 

Why use such a hierarchical scheme?

  • There are a few good reasons to use such a scheme.
    1. Your URL becomes easier to remember and is directly related to you and/or your lab
      Image:url_structure_1.jpg
    2. You will be able to search for information contained within your hierarchical ladder of pages
      Image:url_structure_2.jpg
    3. A proper breadcrumb navigation is automatically created which allows better navigation within your namespace.
      Image:url_structure_3.jpg
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