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]...

Author Comment Last activity Moderation
ISmile_Technologies "__Connect with ISmile Technologies for Data & Analytics to empower your teams to redefine their operations, engineering, and security to reach ..." | Read more » 10 months ago
warren "Hi, I'm sorry we haven't made much progress on this bug so far. Thanks for your patience. " | Read more » over 1 year ago
dlwilson1a "Hi, thank you. In the meantime, is there any way to search among the many thousands of data sets available? " | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Hi, we are working on getting support to do continued debugging and refinement of Spectral Workbench via the Outreachy program and hope to make som..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
dlwilson1a "Update: I've noticed this general pattern: when I search for "calcium chloride" (without quotes), I get the error. When I only search calcium, I ge..." | Read more » over 1 year ago
warren "Just an update -- i was able to reproduce this when trying to save a map with no name. Are you sure you added a name when saving? Thank you! " | Read more » about 2 years ago
warren "Hi Jeremiah - thank you, are you able to share a screenshot of the map page just before submitting? And/or the info you entered in the map creation..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
icarito "Hello Jeremiah, thank you for reporting the issue to us. Sorry you are having problems. We are investigating the issue and will try to implement a ..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
liz "Thanks Ned! Great to hear from you :) " | Read more » over 2 years ago
nedhorning "Hi Sam, Let me know if you are still having trouble with this. I haven't used it in years but recently got a Windows computer and can see if it's ..." | Read more » over 2 years ago
liz "Hi there, I've shared your question with @nedhorning who created this plugin. " | Read more » over 2 years ago
Vybes "Can you share with us your test result? " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
warren "I think the action cable isn't running, I wonder why... " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
warren "? " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
warren "Testing again! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
icarito "Testing cable too " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
icarito "One test in case we need a Tetragram... ? " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
icarito "I meant alerting to the sysadmin or the web working group so that I can respond in a timely fashion. " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
liz "The footer of each page of this site contains links to "check if the site is running slowly" (skylight) and offers links to report on Github or sim..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
liz "If too much time passes from when i begin a draft note to when i can return to it, finding that draft can be near impossible. One idea is to displa..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
nestocean85 " Ajay Devgn, the famous Bollywood celeb..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
nestocean85 " nice one " | Read more » almost 3 years ago
asoamarachi "Cool stuff here! Thanks for your response! @kgradow1 I think an 8th question will be helpful too, if anybody thinks they can provide some feedbac..." | Read more » almost 3 years ago
emash "Thank you so much for this feedback! " | Read more » almost 3 years ago