Public Lab Wiki documentation



How to use and improve this website

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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 guide community interactions according to our Code of Conduct.

Overview

PublicLab.org 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 like water-quality or 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

Subtopics

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Power Tags 3 months ago by laurel_mire 75 2,769 10
Authoring Help 3 months ago by laurel_mire 59 4,807 5
Website Basics 3 months ago by laurel_mire 15 680 3
About Tags 4 months ago by bhamster 2 56 2
Write an Issue Brief 4 months ago by liz 33 4,018 4
User interface design about 2 years ago by liz 26 1,109 4
Sitemap over 2 years ago by liz 10 4,488 0
Contributors over 2 years ago by liz 2 258 0
Topic Pages over 2 years ago by liz 5 221 2
New Projects over 2 years ago by stevie 20 955 15
Wiki Templates about 3 years ago by warren 23 2,820 3
Issues over 3 years ago by gauravano 23 6,858 11
Web Working Group over 4 years ago by Bronwen 6 663 2
Summer of Code about 5 years ago by warren 2 364 0

Authoring

These pages provide documentation on creating content on this website:

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Authoring Help 3 months ago by laurel_mire 59 4,807 5

Utility pages

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Chat 7 months ago by warren 55 334 12
Location privacy about 1 year ago by warren 16 2,878 4
Locked pages about 1 year ago by warren 5 1,046 0
API over 1 year ago by warren 2 379 0
Features over 1 year ago by warren 21 233 0
Region over 2 years ago by liz 17 408 1
Issues over 3 years ago by gauravano 23 6,858 11

Questions



Activities

Add an activity or request an activity guide you don't see listed


More pages related to the website

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Welcome to Public Lab 7 days ago by bhamster 40 10,348 2
Website Basics 3 months ago by laurel_mire 15 680 3
How to use and improve this website 3 months ago by laurel_mire 21 8,372 2
About Tags 4 months ago by bhamster 2 56 2
Topics 12 months ago by bhamster 22 12,873 3
Translation 12 months ago by warren 21 3,308 4
Location privacy about 1 year ago by warren 16 2,878 4
Locked pages about 1 year ago by warren 5 1,046 0
community development over 1 year ago by liz 98 936 2
API over 1 year ago by warren 2 379 0
Features over 1 year ago by warren 21 233 0
User interface design about 2 years ago by liz 26 1,109 4
Sitemap over 2 years ago by liz 10 4,488 0
Website projects over 3 years ago by warren 12 360 1
Issues over 3 years ago by gauravano 23 6,858 11
Requesting responses almost 4 years ago by warren 4 355 1
Web Working Group over 4 years ago by Bronwen 6 663 2
Summer of Code about 5 years ago by warren 2 364 0
Streak over 6 years ago by warren 3 380 1
plots2: the Public Lab 2.0 website over 8 years ago by warren 20 371 1
New Comer Landing Page over 8 years ago by liz 12 154 0
plots2 Alpha over 9 years ago by warren 9 209 0
Public Lab helps people create great Data over 9 years ago by liz 6 480 0
Notes for new Get Involved sequence over 9 years ago by liz 24 110 2