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> '''However,''' because there a lot of spammers, luzers, weenies, and other morons out there, waiting to wreak havoc on sites that try to open your eyes, this Web site is under the control of the administrators. We will be looking for troublemakers, and anyone who disrupts this place beyond hope will be forcibly ejected. Not only that, they will also be given a guided tour of their colon and large intestine.


By now, you've probably seen at least one wiki in action. That wiki would most likely be Wikipedia, which was indeed an influence on the development of Cast Iron Chaos. The wiki concept of web page design is revolutionary, because it allows sites such as this one to accept contributions from anyone. If YOU feel the urge to contribute a interesting link, review, or piece of noteworthy information to this site, then all you need to do is register a Username and password. Once you do so, you can join this Web site right now!

The beauty of contributing to a wiki is this: you don't need to know any fancy programming at all. If you are logged in under your Username and you want to make a contribution to a page, simply click the Edit link at the bottom of that page and add to it, right there and then. If you come across a link to an empty page and you want to create a brand new page, simply click on the link and start typing your new page. You can type your addition in regular text, without any HTML or Javascript or Perl. In fact, there are only a few very simple commands to know that will allow you to master 90% of wiki page design:

Formatting Text

You typeYour result
''italic text'' (two apostrophes, not quote marks)italic text
'''bold text''' (three apostrophes)bold text
'''''italic and bold''''' (five apostrophes)italic and bold
[[create new link]]create new link
[[link to an already existing page]]link to an already existing page
[[Cast Iron Cooking|change the description of an existing link]]change the description of an existing link
[http://www.facebook.com/castironcooking Insert a Web URL]Insert a Web URL
: indentation indentation
[[image:roastchicken.jpg]]roastchicken.jpg

For experiments in wiki page design and formatting, feel free to edit the sandbox page.

One of the more common errors made in wiki editing is to include one or more spaces at the beginning of a paragraph. The Oddmuse wiki software doesn't like this. Here's what happens when you include indentation spaces:

You type:

http://www.modemac.com/graphics/blank.jpg Cast iron cookware was especially popular among homemakers and housekeepers during the first half of the 20th century. Most American households had at least one cast iron cooking pan, and such brands as Griswold and Wagner Ware were especially popular.

Your result:

 Cast iron cookware was especially popular among homemakers and housekeepers during the first half of the 20th century. Most American households had at least one cast iron cooking pan, and such brands as Griswold and Wagner Ware were especially popular. 

Simply delete that space at the beginning, and this is what your text will look like:

Cast iron cookware was especially popular among homemakers and housekeepers during the first half of the 20th century. Most American households had at least one cast iron cooking pan, and such brands as Griswold and Wagner Ware were especially popular.


Title Headers

In addition, you can add headers to sections of a page, in bold larger fonts. If you type this:

= Title =
== Title ==
=== Title ===
==== Title ====

Then you get this:

Title

Title

Title

Title

Note that if you put more than one = symbol in, the font becomes smaller.


Smilies!

:) = :):( = :(:D = :D:O = :O
:/ = :/8) = 8)") = ")|D = |D
:b = :b;) = ;):d = :d

Uploading Pictures

There are two ways to add pictures and graphics to the pages at this Web site.

The first way is simply to type in the URL of an existing picture. In other words, if you type this in:

 http://www.modemac.com/bannedbookweek.jpg

This will be the result:

http://www.modemac.com/bannedbookweek.jpg

However, you should be certain that links to pictures on other Web sites are only posted here with permission. Unauthorized linking to pictures on the Web is frowned upon, because it increases the bandwidth usage of those Web sites, and it is considered leeching. What's more, some Web sites are very protective of their images, and may even issue a copyright violation warning if you link to an image without permission. (It's much safer if you create your own picture folder somewhere, such as in your Yahoo profile, and link to those pictures.)

The other way to add a picture is to upload it here. To upload a picture, you simply have to create a page for the picture, then edit the page. In the options section at the bottom of the edit page, you will see this text: Replace this text with a file. When you click that phrase, the file upload menu will appear, and you will then be able to upload your picture to this Web site.

You can include an external link with a picture for more variety. When you enter:

 [[image:castironpizza2.jpg|Cast Iron Pizza|http://www.modemac.com]]

This is the result (click on the picture for the link):

Cast Iron Pizza

Please note that there is a 32K limit on the size of image that can be uploaded.

See also: List of uploaded files


In addition, there are a number of other simple commands that also apply, though you don't need to know them right away:

*bold text*bold text
/italic text/italic text
_underline text_underline text
~emphasis text~emphasis text
->→ (right arrow)
--– (en dash)
---— (em dash)
...… (ellipsis)
[blank space at beginning of paragraph]text text (at the beginning of a line)

Spam

However, because there a lot of spammers, luzers, weenies, and other morons out there, waiting to wreak havoc on sites that try to open your eyes, this Web site is under the control of the administrators. We will be looking for troublemakers, and anyone who disrupts this place beyond hope will be forcibly ejected. Not only that, they will also be given a guided tour of their colon and large intestine.

In order to block spammers, a small number of word combinations have been banned completely from this Web site ( such as combining the words "casino" and ".com" ). If it becomes necessary to actually use "banned text" here at this Web site, please let me know and I will assist. Thank you for your patience.