How to submit a new article or edit an existing article

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The basic item in a Wiki is a page which has its own URL.

We have a new issue of Chance News every two months. Each issue consists of a sequence of items all on the same Wiki page. To add a new item, choose the current issue and choose edit from the top of the page. Then go to the bottom of page and add ==foo== where foo is the name of your item. This can, but does not have to be. the name of the article you are discussing. This will automatically add "foo" to the table of contents. The table of contents cannot be changed accept by adding or removing an article. (It will not be visible until their are at least 4 items added to the Chance News).

Then, while still in edit mode type in your discussion of the article. When you are in the "edit" mode you will see "Show preview" and "Save page" at the bottom of the article. At any time you can choose "Show preview" to see if you are happy with what your have written. If so go back to the bottom of the page and choose "Save page". You must choose "Save page" to save a change you have made.

To change an existing article select the article from the table of contents, choose "edit" from the top of the article and make your changes. This might incuded new discussion questions. Use "Show preview" and "Save page" the same way you would for adding an article.

The "history" item at the top of a page allows you to see previous versions of an article. You can revert to a previous version by clicking on it and then chossing "Save page."

In the Summary box at the bottom of a page you can add the name of our article or indicate the type of change you made. You can modify the content of the article or add discussion questions that you might think of while reading the artice.

For help in editing a page, including how to add pictures, links, special characters, etc., choose "Help" from the side box. You can also see how to do these things by looking at the edit version of previous articles.

The discussion page for an article can be used for comments about the article, for the current Chance News page to suggest additional articles, and for the Main page to comment on the Chance Wiki itself. However, we encourage you to add improvements and add new articles even if in a very preliminary form directly to appopriate Chance News.

Copyright. Since, in most cases, we are doing a critical analysis of an article, fair use should allow us to make reasonable quotes, graphics, images etc. from the article without the permission of the copyright owner. You can read one lawyer's interpretation of fair use as it applies to Chance News here. Of course we should be sure to give the source of anything we use. When you upload an image you will be asked to indicate if you are doing it under fair use or you have permission from the copyright owner and also to give the source. This information will be made known to the reader by clicking on the image.

Feel free to add "submitted by "your name" at the top of your article if you wish.

Good luck and remember it will be easier next time!