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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gauravano "A big shout-out to all the GCI participants and mentors for the tremendous work and energy during and after the GCI period. Each of your contributi..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren " @gauravano @bansal_sidharth2996 ! :smiley: " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
culture11 " Trenoven Review [WTF] Must know The TRUTH About Max Gains Trenoven! Trenoven is the latest muscle building supplement developed by Max Gains. Mus..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren " " | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren " I also wanted to share a lot of snaps from the bigger design Mural, with lots of smaller details (also just in case Mural goes away or something):..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
BillHitchens "Good luck! " | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hi, folks -- as you may know, we've accepted Cess to be our Outreachy intern this session (congratulations, Cess!). I wanted to write to thank ever..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
edie_blues "Hello again @warren :) Two quick questions: is it possible to upgrade my account to a moderator so that I can publish a wiki (see above)? any pr..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
edie_blues "Hi @warren, Yes, would love to test out the page as it is now. Would it be possible to upgrade my account to a moderator? Right now I can't publi..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hm. I wonder how close we are on a v4 upgrade. It'd add some chaos, but it's essentially "now or later" chaos." | Read more » about 5 years ago
edie_blues "Hi @joyofsoy and @warren! I've added a carousel (not finished), to give you an idea of how it would look like. Let me know what you think :) As a..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
edie_blues "Good question @warren. I think in terms of how it looks, v3 and v4 are similar, but v4 is obviously more powerful. Biggest changes are flexbox and ..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hmm, i see. I think they'll be close enough that we can make it work... I did a test here: We will be upgradi..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
edie_blues "Hi again @warren, I've just realized that Froala uses bootstrap 4.0 and not bootstrap 3. I assume I should be using bootstrap 3 as we discussed in..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Also, just a reminder to @thayshi and @faithngetich188 and anyone else interested - i don't see your final proposals on the Outreachy dashboard, so..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hi, everyone - thanks for your proposals -- one thing I mentioned in a couple places that I think may be useful -- I think it would be great to se..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
amychan331 "Was trying to submit my proposal but the button keep getting stuck in the spinning position, so I thought it wasn't submitted and I had something l..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "I believe the second part is already complete! We implemented it a few weeks ago :-) Thanks! On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 5:41 PM \<notifications@pu..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
radhikadua "Hi @warren, script to go back through posts and tag first-timer posts with first-time-poster tag, retroactively so they show up at https://publicl..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
edie_blues "Hi @joyofsoy, thank you very much for your feedback :) For the About Us and Donate, you are right, that will come on top in the navigation bar. ..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Hi, @iragersh - we are modifying our backup scripts which have caused some slowness overnight this week, and your post happened during that period...." | Read more » about 5 years ago
joyofsoy "Awesome work @edie_blues! You're doing a great job! Just a few ideas—not sure that they'll all be good ideas: -Under "Find a cause," I love how t..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
Bronwen "Hi @iragersh - Sorry you've experienced some difficulties with the site, we have been experiencing some lags while we've been running a few updates..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "And, @gauravano has joined our mentoring team! Welcome! " | Read more » about 5 years ago