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Editing Participedia

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This presentation is a tutorial on editing and creating pages on Participedia http://participedia.net/ a wiki about democratic deliberation and civic participation processes

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Editing Participedia

  1. 1. Editing Participedia Robert Richards November 8, 2012
  2. 2. Participedia Participedia is a Wiki (similar to Wikipedia) for democratic deliberation and participation Web Address: http://www.participedia.net
  3. 3. Help If you don’t find your answer in the “Help” pages, email the Participedia help staff at info@participedia.net
  4. 4. Step 1: Register as a User on Participedia 1. Click Help 2. Follow the instructions on the Help screen:
  5. 5. Step 2: Log-in to Participedia
  6. 6. Step 3: Determine the Type of theResource that You Want to Add toor Edit on Participedia On your list of Participedia resources to work on, determine whether the resource you want to edit or add to Participedia is:  A Case (an event or activity)  A Method (a procedure for carrying out a Case)  An Organization (a group that puts on or contributes to the putting on of Cases)
  7. 7. Step 4: Determine Whether theResource You Are Working on Needs tobe Added to Participedia, or Just Edited A. Check your list: if the resource you are working on has a Participedia web address listed, then you’ll be editing the Participedia page for the resource B. If, on your list, the resource you are working on contains no Participedia web address, search Participedia to see whether someone has recently created a Participedia page for the resource
  8. 8. Searching Participedia To search Participedia, use the Search Box on the top right corner of the screen
  9. 9. Step 4 (continued) If the resource you want to work on is NOT listed in Participedia, then we’ll ADD a new page for the resource to Participedia. If the resource you want to work on IS LISTED in Participedia, copy the web address of the page into a document that you can save. We’ll then examine the Participedia page of the resource, to see whether it needs to be EDITED.
  10. 10. Step 5: Adding a New Page in Participedia A. Note whether the resource you want to add is a Case, Method, or Organization B. On the top of the screen, click “Create Content”:
  11. 11. Step 5 (continued) On the “Create Content” page, select the appropriate type of resource:
  12. 12. Step 5 (continued) A. Assume you’re adding a Case. On the “Create Case” page, type in the “Name of project” (that means the title of the page), choose the language of your page, and in the “Summary” field, write a short summary of the Case.
  13. 13. Step 5 (continued) Save your work often: scroll to the bottom of the page and on the left, click “Save.” To see how your page looks to the public, click “Preview”
  14. 14. Step 5 (continued) Scroll to the top of the page. Just below the “Summary” box, set “Completeness” to “partial”, and in the “Tags” field, add keywords that describe the Case:
  15. 15. Step 5 (continued) Fill out each section of the “Overview” tab, in the window called “Article Body”
  16. 16. Step 5 (continued) Use the editing icons to format the text and add links:
  17. 17. Step 5 (continued) When linking to sources OUTSIDE of Participedia, don’t link directly in the text; instead, add links in the “Secondary Sources” and “External Links” sections:
  18. 18. Step 5 (continued) When linking to sources IN Participedia, link to them directly in the text, using the “Link” editing icon:
  19. 19. Step 5 (continued) To edit the source code, scroll down to “Text Format,” and choose “Plain Text”:
  20. 20. Step 5 (continued) After editing source code, change “Text Format” back to “Filtered HTML”:
  21. 21. Step 5 (continued) Fill out the information in the other tabs, and add an image using the “Images” tab:
  22. 22. Step 5 (continued) In the public display, the information in the tabs is shown in the “Case Data” box on the right screen:
  23. 23. Step 6: Editing an Existing Page A. Be sure you are logged in B. Display the page C. On the top left screen, click the “Edit” tab:
  24. 24. Questions? Check the Participedia “Help” section Email the Participedia help staff at info@participedia.net Contact: Robert Richards, rcr5122@psu.edu

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