What is a wiki?
A wiki is a collection of shared webpages that can be edited by anyone in the community, which could be a group of staff and students (UCL Wiki) or the whole world (as is the case of Wikipedia).
How do I use a wiki?
Every page in a wiki can be edited. You simply enter the edit mode (generally accessed by clicking on a link or button) and edit the page you were currently viewing. Special syntax to format your text or to add links to other pages or websites.
As wikis can be edited by anyone, the pages are open to attack by users wishing to vandalise the pages. Wikipedia have some guidelines for preventing vandalism (Wikipedia).
Wikis provide a simple, intuitive way of creating group-authored webpages, such as Wikipedia-style repositories of knowledge. They are useful for collaborative projects and make it easy to share information. You can view changes made by different users or rollback to previous versions.
The Wiki should be considered having limited availability for a short period (<10 minutes) between 3.20 am and 4.00 am (UK time) every day, and at 4 am every 3rd Thursday of each month. Please avoid planning activities during these times.
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