A Wiki lets communities write documents collaboratively. It is a database for creating, browsing, and searching information. What follows is a quick guide to using our Wiki, which is organized around topics of art, museums, wealth and democracy.
Unlike the most well-known Wiki, Wikipedia, our goal is not to create highly polished articles for general audiences. Instead, we hope to gather all kinds of related ideas, notes, articles and pictures in various forms, both provisional and finished, artistic and scholarly. These pages will be used to help devise a working plan to transform the Seattle Art Museum.
We hope you'll jump right in.
To edit an existing page, click the pencil icon on the right hand side of the page.
This will open the edit window, where you can add or modify text. Wiki text is formatted with a special syntax. This is a page to teach you the intricacies of the syntax.
Or you can use the buttons above the edit window, which work like a simple word processor. This is also a good way to learn the syntax; you will see what happens to the text as you change it with the buttons.
The playground is a special page set aside for you to experiment with. Here is the playground to practice your Wiki skills.
You can add images and other files–and associate them with specific pages–by clicking on this button, from the edit window button bar:
Save, preview or cancel your edits with the buttons at the bottom of the edit window.
In a Wiki, new pages are made by creating a link to a page that doesn't yet exist. This link will be underlined with a dotted line, like this: or this: . If you click on a dotted underlined link, you will see: You can start a new page at this location by clicking the plus sign icon on the right hand side of the page.
You may notice there are many dotted underlined links on this site. These are all areas of research we hope to look into, but have not gotten to yet. If any of these interest you, please click on them and start a new page with any research, information, notes you have to contribute. Thank you!
Seattle Art Mutual runs on software developed by the open-source DokuWiki community. Detailed information about DokuWiki can be found here: www.docuwiki.org.