How to use and improve this website

This page collects tips, guides, and documentation about using the Public Lab website. As a collaborative community, we are always refining our collaboration infrastructure. Please read on to learn how, and leave a comment if you'd like to help out -- thank you! ### Basic workflows * On this website, people can browse, sign up, follow some topics, write a post, leave a comment. * More experienced users can create new topics, host discussions and knowledge bases around them, post activities, tutorials and events, and create Q&As. * Public Lab's [Moderators](/wiki/moderation) guide community interactions according to our [Code of Conduct](/conduct). ### Overview is a content management system for the Public Lab research community. The website hosts a collection of forum-like groups of people, posts, and wiki pages, each focused on a [topic](/topics) like [water-quality](/tag/water-quality) or [disaster-response](/tag/disaster-response). It includes a variety of features that help the Public Lab community collaborate on environmental activism, research, technology design and documentation, and community organizing. ### Audience & accessibility The website's code is organized and structured around [inclusive and welcoming community values](, as part of our efforts to ensure that historically excluded groups are centered and supported in the crafting of this software project. Designed for a general audience with no particular familiarity with web conventions, priority is given to very low barrier interaction — [low floor and wide walls over high ceiling]( ### Key features * [Rich text authoring environment]( with image upload for creating posts and wiki pages * [Subscriptions](/subscriptions) and [notifications](/notifications) for followed content * Dynamic inline collections, maps, and tables using short-code-style [inline power tags](/wiki/power-tags#Inline+power+tags) * Embeddable interactive listings of activities, posts, and questions on external sites * Geographic tagging of posts and profiles for place-based organizing, with [location privacy](/location-privacy) * A [Q&A portal](/questions) for peer-based problem solving * [Content moderation systems](/spam2) and dashboard of comments and posts for logged in moderators * Print, screen reader, and mobile display accessibility * [Usage statistics system](/stats) with graphing per-timeframe analytics * Threaded comments, emoji reactions, and reply-by-email * OAuth-based login with Twitter, Facebook, GitHub and Google accounts, and OpenID-based unified Single-Sign-On (SSO) for MapKnitter and Spectral Workbench * Customizable profile pages, posting [templates](, [internationalization](, [translation into 10+ languages](/translation), standard API ## Subtopics [wikis:parent:website] ### Authoring These pages provide documentation on creating content on this website: [wikis:authoring] ### Utility pages [wikis:website-utilities] ## Questions [questions:website-structure] **** ## Activities [nodes:activity:website] Add an activity or request an activity guide you don't see listed **** ## More pages related to the website [wikis:website]...

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warren "Extending thanks for great work over the years, to @milaaraujo @stefannibrasil @IshaGupta18 @Ujitha @singhav @david-days !!! @lekhidugtal @gautami..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
lekhidugtal "Thanks for this. @warren. Till Now, I've been following ui-designs. No wonder there weren't many posts in my digest. Thanks again. " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "I especially wanted to note the shift, which was a major breakthrough of the DIAL UI project, away from listing all posts in a single "firehose," a..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Also noting, as I commented in, that this S..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren " Oh, sorry, i didn't see the screenshot in the email, maybe I didn't wait for it to load. Thanks! So, on a very detailed technical page like the r..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "One more thing! @gautami_gg and @lekhidugtal if you could both try to "follow" the #ui topic that would be great. Thanks! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "@gautami_gg and @lekhidugtal, this has been expanded upon and refined a bit with the Style Guide, and we may need to update these designs a bit. Bu..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "OK, and, as promised, here's our Draft Style Guide! ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Oh, interesting -- can you share a screenshot? In general, I am wondering if we can be quite sparing with colored buttons so as not to overwhelm pe..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
lekhidugtal " Hi @warren I saw your comment in one of the slides regarding blue buttons everywhere. How about keeping blue for primary and main buttons but for ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
icarito "Nice! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren " Notes from discussion with @pdurbin: so, we can embed gists i'd like to embed something where you can switch to see the rendered HTML too, though..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
liz " Looks great! Also, is there a Barnstar for most impressive use of GooglePresentations for layout? You two would get it. " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren " @warren has marked @sylvan as a co-author. " | Read more » over 4 years ago
kelukaliya " I hope that forum keeps growing to greater heights " | Read more » over 4 years ago
lekhidugtal "This Looks greatttttt :smiley: Looking forward to contributions towards the aim of better user-interface. Thanks !!! " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "@lekhikadugtal @divyabaid16 @souravirus @sylvan @bansal_sidharth2996 @milaaraujo @stefannibrasil and many more, this may be interesting!!! If you'd..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
shiviluo " Hi all, im looking for suggestion about doing White Hat SEO " | Read more » over 4 years ago
liz " Hi @sagarpreet these demos look amazing! To your questions above, 1) The gridline color in orange, with highlighted gridsquare in red looks great..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
sagarpreet " You can check these live demos here : See how markers are filtered at different zoom levels :" | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Maybe we can make a section at the bottom of the /translation wiki page, for those. Awesome!!! On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 8:30 AM \<notifications@p..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
gauravano "3 notes are tagged with " | Read more » over 4 years ago
gauravano "I haven't saw any grid. But, I think tag translation is common. So, we can direct contributors at But, yeah ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Are these grouped under a "manage Transifex" activity grid somewhere? " | Read more » over 4 years ago