How to use the site

 In order to get you started, we prepared a few tutorials and explanations on how to create an account, write a text, search on the database or upload new files. There is also always the possibility to make a proposal, in order to further improve this website. Of course we also have a tutorial on how to do this.
You can find all the existing FAQs right below this text.
Please feel free to search, use the recent posts,or read our collaborately written Wiki Books in order to find publications of your interest. Otherwise the best way to find the information you want might be to use our search facilities or the Category Browser. You can also find information sorted by rating. We strongly encourage you to rate all content according to its degree of public interest as this will facilitate for all of us to filter out the interesting information from the less interesting publications. For each publication, you can send in, read and rate comments.

FAQ

Here you can find a constantly updated list of general questions (last updated: 24.11.2020, 16:00 CET)

  • What is a child page?

A child page is exactly what you are looking at right now. When you click on "add child page" below an article (if you have the permissions to do that), you will create something comparable to a "subarticle". In this case it is a subarticle about frequently asked questions (FAQ), which is related to the general question of how to use this site.

In short: A comment is something that is specificly related to the article you are on and about the text itself. A childpage is a subarticle, that comes "out of" the main article.

  • Can I post an article on multiple sites?

Yes you can but remember that there are multiple ways of finding an article. We do have a searchable database that will automatically pull up articles, that are related to the searchwords. However, if you feel like an article is related to different topics in a different way and you want to post it multiple times, feel free to ask an administrator! They should be able to help you out

  • Is there something that helps me to find the appropriate folder for an article?

Yes, the database itself. You can always look up related topics and find a related folder that way. If an article is related to a specific topic (e.g. an organisation like WDA), you can look up the organisation and post a child page over there. If you are unsure if you are doing the right thing, you can always report to an administrator what you did. If it needs to be moved somewhere else, we can always fix this

  • Do we have something comparable to a professional content management?

The taxonomy-tool (the database), if it is used correctly. You can appoint appropriate searchwords below an article. See "how to write an article" for this.

  • What is the Wiki-Book-menu?

The Wiki Books menu is something comparabale to a huge book, which has all the information stored about the organisations that are associated with this website. It also includes proposals, scientific papers,upcoming events (check the calendar also) and legal papers etc. It is something you can browse or something you can use to specificly find data that you might need for your work.

  • Can we link different sites on the website?

Yes! Mark some part of the text and click the "insert/edit Link" button above the textfield. Just copy the url in the appropriate field and click insert.

  • What would be considered "spam" and who will be responsible for this?

Good question. We are not interested in censorship and want open debates!

Articles that are not based on solid arguments and that have a bad rating, will be - at some point - put into an archive (not deleted). This will be done with a notice to the author. If he or she explains, why the article has value, it will not be archived.

Comments that are harmful in any appropriate way will be flagged,under some circumstances (rude behavior) directly deleted and the author of the comment will be contacted. Please be respectful to each other and set mutual understand as a first rule of communication. Thank you!

  • Can we find out who uploaded content and when he or she did that?

Simple answer: Yes it should be displayed. If need be, administrators can always look it up.

  • Do we have something like a fact-checker?

The communitiy - in combination with the rating system - can be seen as the biggest instance of fact-checkers. We also have quite a few researchers, medical doctors and journalists from the medical field that can check e.g. methods of a done study and criticise or underline a study.

  • What kind of rights do we have in general? What about the general public? What about authors?

Only administrators are allowed to delete or move a comment or an article (or the author)

Only people who are members can comment and/or post articles. Everyone can edit their own articles, comments etc.

Everyone can come and visit the database. This Website is mainly to debate and to inform everyone who is interested.

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How to create a new account

How to register:

- Go to "Create new account"

- Fill in your username and E-mail address

- Fill in a short description about your work and who you are in the "personal description" area. Please give us enough informations in order for us to be able to know who you are (connections to organisations, people you know etc.). This is important as we have to check this! You can also select an occupation below the description. If nothing fits, select "other"

- Fill in the Captcha and press on "Create new account"

After verification, we will activate your account and send you an E-mail to the address with a link to activate your account.