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Some FAQ's to get you started:
About This Wiki
Q: Can I edit this page?
A: Yes! Just click "Edit Text" at the bottom of the page. It's that easy.
Q: Do I need to register first?
A: No, but I would appreciate it, so I can give credit to the best contributors. You will also gain access to a number of customization options.
Q: What kind of content are you looking for?
A: Anything that may be of interest to students of Objectivism, does not violate U.S. copyright laws, or contain inappropriate material. See also: Forum rules
Q: How can I contribute?
A: Use the subject menu below to navigate to a topic, and click â€œEdit this pageâ€ If you want to add a new topic, just type the page name into the URL like so: http://wiki.objectivismonline.net/Your_Topic&action=edit
If you add a new page, you MUST add a link to it from somewhere within the hierarchy of pages.
Q: What is wiki and how do wiki servers work?
A: Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.
Q: So what happens if two of us try to edit the same page simultaneously?
A: The first save wins. Conflicting saves are notified.
Q: What happens to the old version when you save over it? Do we have versioning?
A: All previous versions of a page is available under the "history" tab.
Q: What wiki software is this site running?
Q: What markups should I use when I edit pages?
A: MediaWiki’s documentation on that is here.
Q: How do I create a new page?
Q: What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
A: An African or a European swallow?
Q: I don’t know that! Aaaaaaaa... [falls into chasm of death]
Q: So what is Objectivism? I don’t want to have to read this whole Wiki to find out. Can you put it in a nutshell?
A: Objectivism is the philosophy Ayn Rand invented and presented in her books. Of course, that just tells you where it came from, not what it’s about. A summary of the essentials can be found here.