Guide to the HotWhopper Wiki

Arguably the most well-known wiki, Wikipedia, describes a wiki this way:

A wiki (Listen i/ˈwɪki/ wik-ee) is a website that provides collaborative modification of its content and structure directly from the web browser. In a typical wiki, text is written using a simplified markup language (known as “wiki markup”), and often edited with the help of a rich-text editor.[1]

There is a menu bar up top. All the items to the left are on this Wiki. The items to the right of the bar are external links. In addition, the home page has a table of contents, so just click the link to the topic that you are interested in. You can also use the search bar up top. As the Wiki grows, it will probably have a Google search bar added.

To get back to the home page (and contents) from anywhere in the wiki, just click the title “HotWhopper Wiki” logo or the menu up the top of the page.

At the moment, only people registered on the wiki can edit pages. The link to register is in the top right, next to the search bar.

After you've registered, look to the right hand side of the page and click on the pencil icon. There will be a notice if you aren't able to edit that page. Otherwise it will take you to the edit box and you can make changes. Each section of a page can also be edited separately. Click the edit button under the section you want to add to or change.

Adding to the Climate Resources page

The Climate Resources page includes links to various websites, data sources and other information relating to climate change etc. To add to the list you will first need to register on the Wiki and log in, using the links in the top right corner of any page. This is a separate login from the HotWhopper Chat forum, although you can use the same user name to register (and this is preferred). If you add a reference to the Wiki, add it to the relevant section, or create a new section if none exists by adding a heading.

To add a section heading: if there isn't already a section for the reference, you can add one. Type a short descriptive heading. Select this heading name, then click the box to the right of the link icon (it will probably be labeled “Headlines” or “Normal”) in the formatting bar above, and select “Heading 2”. For sub-headings below any section heading, using a higher heading number (eg Heading 3).

When you add the reference under the existing or new heading, include the following:

  • A descriptive name (eg tropospheric temperature data from RSS)
  • The link to the source
  • A short description if the “descriptive name” isn't sufficient.

The list of climate blogs is in a table, which is able to be sorted on any column. To add to the list:

  • Open the editor (the pencil icon on the right)
  • Put your cursor in the row below the one you want to add the item to (try to keep the list in alphabetical order by blog title)
  • Right click (or equivalent) and choose “Row/insert row before”
  • A new row will appear and you can fill it in.

To add a video (rather than a link to the video), the syntax is below, and you replace youtubeid with the id in the YouTube link:

Use: {{youtube>youtubeid?large}}
Replace youtubeid with the number at the end of the YouTube link after the = sign
For example, just use w8Q7wE-Nou8 in the following link:
It will then look like this in the edit box: {{youtube>w8Q7wE-Nou8?large}}

You can test it out at the Playground.