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[VERY ot] WIKI page creation/editing _TEXT_ introduction

Started by Richard Owlett January 5, 2007
Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on 
creating and editing pages?

Is that plain English?
I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question.

SEE:
http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett
or
http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett

Do I write comprehensible English?

Thanks


Richard Owlett wrote:
> Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on > creating and editing pages? > > Is that plain English? > I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question. > > SEE: > http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett > > or > http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett > > > Do I write comprehensible English? > > Thanks > >
Could you repeat the question, please? ;) JK, of course. I am not aware (personally) of a text based tutorial; perhaps it's because most Wikis are Hypertext so it's assumed hypertext is natural? Cheers PeteS
PeteS wrote:
> Richard Owlett wrote: > >> Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on >> creating and editing pages? >> >> Is that plain English? >> I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question. >> >> SEE: >> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >> >> or >> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >> >> >> Do I write comprehensible English? >> >> Thanks >> >> > > Could you repeat the question, please? > > ;) > > > JK, of course. I am not aware (personally) of a text based tutorial; > perhaps it's because most Wikis are Hypertext so it's assumed hypertext > is natural?
BUT I am elderly does that mean UN-natural?
> > Cheers > > PeteS
Richard Owlett wrote:
> PeteS wrote: >> Richard Owlett wrote: >> >>> Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on >>> creating and editing pages? >>> >>> Is that plain English? >>> I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question. >>> >>> SEE: >>> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >>> >>> or >>> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >>> >>> >>> Do I write comprehensible English? >>> >>> Thanks >>> >>> >> >> Could you repeat the question, please? >> >> ;) >> >> >> JK, of course. I am not aware (personally) of a text based tutorial; >> perhaps it's because most Wikis are Hypertext so it's assumed >> hypertext is natural? > > > BUT I am elderly > does that mean UN-natural? > >> >> Cheers >> >> PeteS
I'm no spring chicken, and I too prefer text manuals (all that *nix I suppose). If it's un-natural to get older, then I am UN-natural too ;)
PeteS wrote:

> Richard Owlett wrote: > >> PeteS wrote: >> >>> Richard Owlett wrote: >>> >>>> Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on >>>> creating and editing pages? >>>> >>>> Is that plain English? >>>> I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question. >>>> >>>> SEE: >>>> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >>>> >>>> or >>>> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >>>> >>>> >>>> Do I write comprehensible English? >>>> >>>> Thanks >>>> >>>> >>> >>> Could you repeat the question, please? >>> >>> ;) >>> >>> >>> JK, of course. I am not aware (personally) of a text based tutorial; >>> perhaps it's because most Wikis are Hypertext so it's assumed >>> hypertext is natural? >> >> >> >> BUT I am elderly >> does that mean UN-natural? >> >>> >>> Cheers >>> >>> PeteS > > > I'm no spring chicken, and I too prefer text manuals (all that *nix I > suppose). > > If it's un-natural to get older, then I am UN-natural too ;) >
I was born @ 9# 7 during meat rationing. My parents' anniversary is 12/6 Family lore says my Grandfather "blamed" WWII on my parents. As one antique to another Got any useful info on WIKI editing?
PeteS wrote:

> Richard Owlett wrote: > >> Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on >> creating and editing pages? >> >> Is that plain English? >> I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question. >> >> SEE: >> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >> >> or >> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >> >> >> Do I write comprehensible English? >> >> Thanks >> >> > > Could you repeat the question, please? > > ;) > > > JK, of course. I am not aware (personally) of a text based tutorial; > perhaps it's because most Wikis are Hypertext so it's assumed hypertext > is natural? >
Bopping through a hyperlinked document is cool for some things, but for others a linear text that leads you by the nose is very, very nice. -- Tim Wescott Wescott Design Services http://www.wescottdesign.com Posting from Google? See http://cfaj.freeshell.org/google/ "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems" came out in April. See details at http://www.wescottdesign.com/actfes/actfes.html
Tim Wescott wrote:
> PeteS wrote: > >> Richard Owlett wrote: >> >>> Is there a *TEXT* based (rather than *hyper link*) intro/tutorial on >>> creating and editing pages? >>> >>> Is that plain English? >>> I've gotten *strange* replies to similarly phrased question. >>> >>> SEE: >>> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=comp.soft-sys.math.scilab&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >>> >>> or >>> http://groups.google.com/groups?&as_ugroup=24hoursupport.helpdesk&as_usubject=wiki&as_uauthors=owlett >>> >>> >>> Do I write comprehensible English? >>> >>> Thanks >>> >>> >> >> Could you repeat the question, please? >> >> ;) >> >> >> JK, of course. I am not aware (personally) of a text based tutorial; >> perhaps it's because most Wikis are Hypertext so it's assumed >> hypertext is natural? >> > Bopping through a hyperlinked document is cool for some things, but for > others a linear text that leads you by the nose is very, very nice. >
And which method has continuously been the most common way of introducing a student to a new field of study. [from the ancient Greeks to modern universities]