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, post a note, leave a comment.
  • More advanced 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, as well as community organizing.

Audience & accessibility

The 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 6 months ago by liz 74 2,437 10
Write an Issue Brief over 1 year ago by liz 32 3,253 4
Authoring Help over 1 year ago by bhamster 52 3,728 5
User interface design over 1 year ago by liz 26 912 3
Sitemap over 1 year ago by liz 10 3,282 0
Website Basics over 1 year ago by liz 14 562 3
Contributors over 1 year ago by liz 2 205 0
Topic Pages over 1 year ago by liz 5 170 2
New Projects over 1 year ago by stevie 20 923 15
Wiki Templates over 2 years ago by warren 23 1,363 3
Issues about 3 years ago by gauravano 23 5,704 11
Web Working Group over 3 years ago by Bronwen 6 631 2
Summer of Code over 4 years ago by warren 2 346 0

Authoring

These pages provide documentation on creating content on this website:

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Authoring Help over 1 year ago by bhamster 52 3,728 5

Utility pages

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Chat 3 months ago by warren 53 324 12
Location privacy 5 months ago by warren 16 2,342 4
Locked pages 6 months ago by warren 5 943 0
API 12 months ago by warren 2 320 0
Features about 1 year ago by warren 21 214 0
Region over 1 year ago by liz 17 355 1
Issues about 3 years ago by gauravano 23 5,704 11

Questions

Ask a question  or help answer future questions on this topic


Activities

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


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Locked pages 6 months ago by warren 5 943 0
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API 12 months ago by warren 2 320 0
Features about 1 year ago by warren 21 214 0
Welcome to Public Lab over 1 year ago by xose 36 7,154 2
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Issues about 3 years ago by gauravano 23 5,704 11
Requesting responses about 3 years ago by warren 4 309 1
Web Working Group over 3 years ago by Bronwen 6 631 2
Summer of Code over 4 years ago by warren 2 346 0
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plots2 Alpha over 8 years ago by warren 9 190 0
Public Lab helps people create great Data almost 9 years ago by liz 6 196 0
Notes for new Get Involved sequence almost 9 years ago by liz 24 95 2
Public Lab supports community investigations almost 9 years ago by liz 3 153 0