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How do I use the wiki?

This wiki uses MediaWiki software. You find general and more detailed information on how to use it here.

What is the use of forms?

Nearly all pages for empirical studies use forms, avoiding the wiki markup language. To use this, just click on "edit with forms". On all pages you can alternatively use the normal "edit" option. With the links on the top right of the main page you can furthermore use forms to create new pages for empirical studies. This way categories, the page title, the relevance voting template, and the traffic light as indicators of replication success are set automatically.

How can I set a link?

  • Internal links refer to pages within the ReplicationWiki. You can create them by using two squared brackets which are nested with the page prefix in the middle, e.g. [[Help:Replication]] results in this link: Help:Replication. To display an alternative text, type a vertical bar and the desired text behind the page name: [[Help:Replication|Alternative text]] --> Alternative text
  • For external links, put the URL in between squared brackets, e.g. [http://www.wikipedia.org]. The result will look like this [1]. Adding text within the brackets [http://www.wikipedia.org text text text] creates this output: text text text

How can I sign my contributions?

On discussion pages, and on discussion pages only, you should sign your contributions to allow other readers to follow who wrote what. This should be done by typing four tildes (~~~~), which automatically also adds a time stamp. For this you can also just click on the associated Signature and timestamp button.PNG button.

What is a DOI?

A DOI is an acronym for digital object identifier which is used for persistent citation. Combining the URL http://dx.doi.org/ with the DOI number, which always starts with 10, it generates an URL that directs you to the digital object, e.g., the wanted article. Every title of an article should be linked to its corresponding article, preferably through using a stable URL like the DOI.

What is a template?

A template is a page created to be included in other pages. Templates usually contain repetitive material that might need to show up on any number of articles or pages. They are used in the ReplicationWiki for boilerplate messages. The wikitext of the target page here contains a reference to the template, using the {{Template name}} syntax. For example, all pages for empirical studies contain the line {{template:article/replication}} that makes them show the design and text of the Template:Article/replication for the table with the columns for authors / title / journal...

What is a boilerplate?

Boilerplate is a standard text which can be added to an article using a template. In the ReplicationWiki there are boilerplates for Article and Replication. When creating a new page you can choose either one of these to load the standard format for studies lacking replication or replications.

How can I format text?

You can turn your text bold, or in italics if you mark it in the editing window and then click on the buttons Bold.png or Italics.png at the top left of the editing window. You get the same effect if you use the single quotation mark three times in front of and behind parts that you want in '''bold''' or two times for ''italics''.

Options for editing

You can watch further changes of the page by choosing the Watch this page checkbox or mark your changes as minor by using the checkbox below the editing window, e.g., in case of typos. Moreover, you can leave comments about the content of your changes in the text field at the bottom of the page to inform other editors about your changes.

Special characters

Certain special characters are often used in the wiki markup language like [, ], |,~. If you do not know how to produce them with your keyboard please refer to this list of special characters.

Escaping wiki markup

If you want to explain how the wiki markup language is used you will want to display text in that language but you want to suppress what it usually does. In order to achieve this you can use "nowiki": for example, <nowiki>[[FAQ]]</nowiki> displays the text without linking to the page FAQ.

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