- What is the SAKWiki?
- Issues with accounts... creating, logging on, and getting upgraded.
- Working with Wiki Pages... commenting, editing, creating.
- Policies and Procedure of this site...
What is the SAKWiki?
The SAKWiki is an online Swiss Army Knife Encyclopedia. Its intention is provide a resource for SAK facts. Information about the Companies, history, websites, and of course about the knives, can be found here. While the information is hoped to be as accurate as possible the reality is that this information is compiled from the knowledge of SAK fans and there may be inaccurate areas. That's why we need your help to get it right!
Issues with accounts... creating, logging on, and getting upgraded.
How do I get an account?
On the right hand side is a Login box. At the bottom of this box is a link to register. Click this link and fill in the required information. An email will be dispatched to the moderators, who will then verify your account. After your account it validated you will be sent an email.
Why should I register?
Registered users have access to edit any page, or create new pages. As a registered user you all have access to create new photo galleries as well as upload photos. Finally, registered users will see a 'Since your last visit' box on the right hand side of your browser. This gives you a quick list of all new or changed content since you last visited the site.
Working with Wiki Pages... commenting, editing, creating.
Why do I see a lot of question marks?
Throughout these pages you will often encounter words with underlined question marks behind them. These are links to pages that haven't been created yet. The author of the page you are viewing determined that there should be a page for this item, but this page hasn't been created yet. The wiki places a question mark behind the word to let you know that a new page is needed.
How do I create a new page?
You can do it two ways. First, any line you see a question mark behind a word, you can click that and will be taken to the new page editor. Second, to create a new page, add in a name in the 'Quick Edit' box and click edit. You are strongly encouraged to go to the Sandbox first, this a great area to practice. See also the Knife Entry Template page, that can be copied or imported into a new page to help with consistent formatting.
Why do I see 'Permission Denied'?
Most likely you are not a registered user. But you can become one very easily! Just click on the link on the right to create a new account. You will be verified soon and will be able to create or edit pages.
How do I edit pages?
You need to login to the wiki. Look for the edit icon on the top right of each page, or the "edit" button on the bottom left of each page.
What commands (syntax) does Tiki Wiki use?
Check out this page on TikiWiki's home site for a good run down of the syntax used. You can also click on the 'Quicktags' link on the left when editing or creating a new page. Note that you are STRONGLY encouraged to use the Sandbox to practice and make sure you understand how everything works.
Policies and Procedure of this site...
What information should I add?
If it's SAK related, anything! Try to fit it in the appropriate spot in the pages. Generally, each of the pages should branch off one of the 'Lists' seen on the right or at the bottom of the home page.
Do I need to follow the same template?
You may notice that most of the knife pages have a similar look and feel to them. In an effort to make things as easy to read/access/understand, we ask that you use a similar format for any new pages you create. Exceptions can be made, but they should be only in exceptional situations. When starting a new page the Knife Entry Template page, that can be copied or imported to help with consistent formatting.
Can I edit someone else's page?
Yes! At the bottom of each page is a button labeled 'edit.' Click this to edit the page. Feel free to correct erroneous information or add more info or details to any of the pages. This site will work best when everyone contributes their knowledge. Each page retains it's history so even if you accidentally screw something up it can usually be undone. This site grows by everyone contributing the information that you know, so please add. Check out the Sandbox for a great area to practice first.