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  1. Please read and answer the questions that follow.
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  3. Click on the edit tab (towards the top of your browser screen) and sign your edit by clicking on the Button sig.png or typing four tildes (~~~~) then click on the save button below your screen. You may also see help page on signatures.
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Please add your questions, here. --Nellie Deutsch 21:51, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

  • I am reading the navagation template tutorial. I am unable to do two things:
  • There is no template tab to create a template.
  • A page is created when I type the syntax of the TopicsWithSubpages template and save it with a unique name, but it is not a template because it does not appear on my other pages. Only the test text, This is a draft fo my navagation template." appeared.
  • There was no "save as a new template" button, as was shown in the tutorial illustration.

Gladys skyped with me and walked me through the basics. Thank you Gladys! However, I have another question. The picture that showed up in the navigation template before I added the links disappeared. Could it be that there is a limit to the length of the hyperlinks? Thanks for any help you can give.--redcamarocruiser 00:37, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Hi, I wonder how to build a database, just like in Excel to keep members of a group within wiki. Is that possible? can it be used to send mail to each one of the members? (see for example Conectividad_Latinoamericana, there I hope to have a list of the members in a linked page)
    Thought it could be part of Tutorial 8, but it is not. Thanks --Luis A. Ordóñez V. 19:12, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: There are many ways to keep lists of participants, Luis. Here is a list of some you can connect with. However, if you want you can have a page on WikiEducator where everyone has the page on their watch lists and you can write messages there. Every time you add content everyone gets an email notification from WikiEducator admin and can respond or just read the message as it picks up any changes on the page. Hope that makes sense. --Nellie Deutsch 19:24, 16 December 2009 (UTC))

  • In Tutorial 5 an important note about link naming conventions doesn't mention the colon in the string. Please see below.

Important: Before you start creating new pages, please make sure how you name them. You may wish to create a new page with a link back to your userpage or to another page already available on the wiki. In that case, please follow this format: slash Username slash name of page desired (

Can you tell me whether the colon is always there and what its role is? (It appears after User)
Thank you.
--Pamela Stern 15:11, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Excellent question, Pamela. There is a colon, not a semi-colon. Yes, the colon always appears after the user as you can see in our signatures when you are in the edit mode. --Nellie Deutsch 15:33, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

  • I can see the "edit" on the discussion questions to use to make comments. I do not see the"edit" on the page where we are to discuss our contract project. I am wondering how those are posted. Thanks for addressing my very basic questions. --Rae Roberts 22:50, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
(Comment.gif: Rae, here is the page for the discussion on the project. Please let me know if this helped. --Nellie Deutsch 23:06, 15 December 2009 (UTC) )
  • Hi, I couldn't see the whiteboard on last night's WiziQ live session, which by the way I just watched the recording and it was great. Gladys offered to help Katherine out with a Mac related issue- so if it was resolved I thought this might be a great place to know if there is a solution. OK, thanks again for a great workshop, my hug to all--Ed Gonsalves 11:31, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: I use a Mac and Safari for WiZiQ but Firefox for the Moodle. Macs are great but the world is still mostly MS. --Nellie Deutsch 18:01, 16 December 2009 (UTC))

  • Thanks Nellie will try that next time..on Saturday, I guess?--Ed Gonsalves 16:58, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I am trying to create a list of content on the page and then a hyper link from the list items to each of the items on the page. So, hyperlinks within the page. You can see (User:Robertsrrae) that I am trying to create the contnet list without much luck. The list that I want to hyperlink within the page is listed with 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.2 etc.--Rae Roberts 16:43, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Please try to follow the tutorial on bullets and numbered lists. --Nellie Deutsch 18:01, 16 December 2009 (UTC))

(Comment.gif: Thanks Nellie. Richard left me a message on the page that was helpful. I was trying to do something that he says is automatic. Thus far it hasn't been automatic, but I will play around with it.--Rae Roberts 10:25, 17 December 2009 (UTC))

  • Nellie, I couldn't understand syntax for adding Boxes in my Infobox personal. Somehow, managed by replicating it from your Use Page. Do we need advanced skills for this?

(Comment.gif: trying to learn (copy) advanced features syntax from you.)--Dr. Indira Koneru 12:29, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

  • (Comment.gif: Indira, which box would you like to add and on whose page? --Nellie Deutsch 13:16, 17 December 2009 (UTC))
  • I encountered problems while adding I signed Cape Town OE; but now its clear from Tutorial 9 Pedagogical Templates, we have to use curly braces {{ }}. --Dr. Indira Koneru 05:36, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Hi, I have no questions in matters regarding the wiki code or things like that. The only question I have is about the Learning Contract Project because I don't know what I am going to do. Regarding that I tried to contact the person responsible for the portuguese page but I could't find any information on the user page... Can anyone help me about that... Because one thing I might be able to do was to create pages for the portuguese page...May I do that? How can I contact the person responsible for it? Or at least the person that created the content that is already there...I go and try the discussion page or the user page again...--José Romão 13:15, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
(Comment.gif: *Excellent question, Jose. Yes, you may add to existing projects and helping the Portuguese node would be perfect. Here is WikiEducator in Portuguese. --Nellie Deutsch 13:20, 17 December 2009 (UTC))
  • Just been trying to set up my profile know the frame on the top right of the user page with photos, contacts details, etc and used Country= United Kingdom
    Spain Image:Flag of Spain.svg|20x20px to create a small Spanish flag icon from the image file, but when I try to do the same with the UK Union Jack image file ie reduce it to a 20width by 20height using the same 20x20px code it doesn't seem to work...any clues?--Ed Gonsalves 16:36, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Last Tuesday, during Wiziq class I created two different pages, as part of an exercise. The fact is I would like to delete them since they are occupying place with no definite objctive...But I don't know the wiki commmand to delete pages...Anyone can help?

--José Romão 17:02, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

  • (Comment.gif: Are you sure you don't want to just delete the content and use the page? Let me know what you decide. Thank you. --Nellie Deutsch 20:14, 17 December 2009 (UTC) )
  • Well...Maybe you're right about erasing the content not the page name. But I am thinking of creating a set of pages on web 2.0 in education and the possibilities of collaborative work and web-based sites. So names such as "new_page" or "New_Project_Page" are not the best such a structure. Anyway, I'll create a set of pages even using these names, by hiding them throug piped links...Thanks anyway.--José Romão 21:40, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
  • As far as I know from the wiki that I used in Moodle, all pages that don't have other pages linked to them, will show up as "orphaned pages" for the wiki administrators. They can clean up all these unused pages from time to time. So I think if you just don't link to the pages, they will be cleaned up eventually after some time. --Marian Heddesheimer 06:03, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  • (Comment.gif: Marian, it's a completely different ball game on WikiMedia. --Nellie Deutsch 06:06, 18 December 2009 (UTC))
  • Nellie, I would like add header to my UserPage. you have used cell spacing & padding and Gladys used div style, padding. Do we have tutorials on this? --Dr. Indira Koneru 05:11, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Nellie,I would like to know why wiki does not allow a *.pps file to be uploaded? I had to convert a ppt to swf and upload it. But anyway everything is going fantastically well with tutorials and by observing my wikineighbours.--Anitha Devi 16:23, 23 December 2009 (UTC)