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Edit History - Every edit made by an editor is preserved in their edit history.
Editor - Anyone who adds to, deletes from, or changes anything on any page of the Wiki is an editor. Also sometimes called a user. Anybody is welcome to edit the wiki, so the term only means that somebody is active on the wiki... it does not carry any kind of authority. A person who signed up an hour ago is an editor as much as somebody who signed up seven years ago. If you added a comment, created an account or edited the wiki, you're an editor.
Entry - The actual words and photos in a page on the wiki. Used occasionally to specify the actual content of the page rather than full page (which includes the tabs and login above the content and a footer below). In most cases, it's a fair synonym for "page".
Meatpuppet - A somewhat derogatory term used to describe a new user who (apparently) was recruited by an existing user to join into a discussion or disagreement solely to support the existing user's viewpoint. Because wiki disputes are generally resolved by the editors involved, meatpuppets are sometimes used to try to influence the outcome of the dispute by adding voices to a particular stance. A meatpuppet is different from a sockpuppet in that there is a distinct individual using the meatpuppet account.
Public Figure Page - A page about a person who is a public figure in the Twin Cities Metro. Like all other entries, public figure pages are owned by the community. The subject of the public figure page—the person it's about—does not control the content of that page. Public figures who are active on the wiki generally also have a user page whose contents they do control.
Recent Changes - A wiki tool that shows the changes made to all pages on the Twin Cities Wiki within the last 1, 2, 3, or 7 days, depending on the settings you use. Many frequent wiki users watch Recent Changes to see what's going on in town, what pages are being worked on, and so on. To get there from any page on the wiki, just click on the Recent Changes tab at the top of the screen.
Revert - Undo one or more changes. Anybody can revert, and if you spot something that shouldn't have been added (like somebody accidentally adding the same comment twice, or a nefarious vandal changing the phone number to a 555 number), feel free to revert the changes. You can do so by going to the Info button and choosing a previous version of the entry to switch to.
You can even revert a revert... when two people get into a slapping contest and do this back and forth to each other, it's called a "revert war". It's probably a sign that people need to calm down and either cool off or start communicating.
Sockpuppet - A term used to describe new accounts created by an existing user to try to reinforce that user's viewpoint. This tactic is sometimes used in disputes to try to give a user the illusion of support. It's also sometimes used by businesses to leave false reviews about their business. Because all activity on the wiki is openly available to everybody, it is often quite obvious and is very frowned upon. It's essentially seen as being caught lying in public for personal gain and can cause long lasting distrust. Please don't do it. Unlike a meatpuppet, the sockpuppet account is controlled directly by the same individual using the original account.
User Page - This is essentially a user's personal profile. You can use your user page to introduce yourself, share your favorite pages, and so on. Conversations between users that aren't about the content of an entry generally take place on user pages. Unlike most pages on the wiki which are owned and controlled by the entire community, a user exercises primary control over the contents of his or her user page. Some users who are prominent in the Conway community also have a public figure page about them.
This page was adapted from the Triangle Wiki.