Frequently Asked Questions

As our end user documentation emerges we can expect there to be many questions. We will collect answers here, organize them and then use this to guide improvements.

Is there a better place to ask questions?

Developers ask questions and discuss features by posting issues to various github repositories. Smallest-Federated-Wiki remains the most watched repo even though actual work has moved to the many repos within the FedWiki organization. issues .

We meet in a video chat every Wednesday at 10am west coast (pacific) time. The hangout link now work week to week. Thanks Google. hangout

Our alternative video chat is the html5 webrtc system chat

Matrix is a whole ecosystem of matrix-enabled clients, servers, gateways, application services, bots, etc. We're in the matrix.

There is an IRC channel, #fedwiki on Connect with your favorite IRC client or use the freenode web interface. freenode

Is there some documentation for those iconic buttons at the bottom of an article? I see that they are adding up and creating a history, I just don't get what they are doing, what they are for, or what they mean.

The unicode icons depict the performed action. The current list of actions are: move, edit, add, remove, and fork. Older versions showed a first character of the action. Hover to see the complete name.

In terms of the full vision of the project, when you fork or pull in content from another server in the federation, will you pull in its history also?

Yes. A federated wiki page is its Story and its Journal.

See Names of Things for basic terminology.

Do you always make a point of using the full name Smallest Federated Wiki, perhaps to encourage development of something like brand awareness?

I use the term Smallest Federated Wiki when referring to the original project and its repository. github

I use the term Federated Wiki when referring to the communities that will grow from this and compatible work including our new preferred source code. github

How do I tell where a page is located? How do I create page that lives somewhere besides the server being visited?

When you click on the flag (favicon) of any federated wiki page you go to the Welcome Visitors for that page's site. By convention this page links to pages for the site's owner and more content that the owner curates on your behalf. See More About Browsing and Linking Sites.