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  • Reshma 19:22, 9 April 2007 (EDT): Glad the course is going well! Let me know if you have any suggestions to make the whole experience better for you.

hi there, you might want to consider using the naming convention: 'Hoatlin:Lab members' instead of just "Lab members", the advantage is that if you start all the names of your lab pages with "Hoatlin:" you can take advatage of the "De-wikify" feature of the site. For instance if you go to, and compare it to you'll see what I mean. Any page you browse to from there that starts with "Knight:" will remain de-wikied. Labs like this feature since it makes a more "presentable" frontpage to the world for their site (you can of course still edit the site via the wiki).

let me know if you have any ques about it.

thanks, Jasonk

Hi Jason thanks very much for the tip. First time using anything wiki. I love it. Hope this mail works. Please RSVP so I know you got it. -Maureen

I got it, glad youre enjoying the wiki - its been a great tool for us as well. also, you can also post messages directly on a user's userpage, e.g. User talk:Jasonk, then the user gets a little notice letting them know someone has left them a message. ill help you move those pages over for the de-wikifying, i just moved 'Publications' as an example. Jasonk

OK, should be all set -- check out your de-wikified lab page here: enjoy the site, keep up the contributions! Jasonk

HI Jason, So I would still use the wikified site to edit and then the published site wouldbe de-wikied, correct? -M

hi maureen, yeah you and your lab could just use the wiki for your interaction with the website. However, if you wanted to give out a link to an external party that would provide a more "professional"-looking site (e.g. doesn't have wiki stuff on the side/top) - you could just give them the URL:,and they probbaly wouldn't even realize it was a wiki. of course if they come upon the site via OWW they would see the wiki version. Both are still published to the web. jason

OK, love it. I will add link advertising openwetware in the de-wiki version. I am hoping to attract my fellow Fanconi workers who are scattered around the world. Just found out how to get text to appear when moused over!! -M

trouble with links

HI -I'm trying to put in some links in my replication club but I get error messages on some, saying something about cold fusion. Not compatible?

  • Sri Kosuri 17:03, 5 June 2006 (EDT): hmm.. i've never seen that before. Links could be added anywhere. Check out the wiki code for this page for some examples.
  • RS 17:21, 5 June 2006 (EDT): If you still have the problem. List the link here. You can put <nowiki>put_the_link_here</nowiki> tags around it so that you bypass the error. That way we can try it out too. (For instance,

OK, here is one link ( and the other one is here ( be different problems I think. thanks.

Matthew Thayer

  • The first link seems to work just fine, see above. If you're having problems, it may be because of some other formatting error on the page. For instance, you don't need a "|" when making links to external pages (i.e. webpages not on OWW) as you have on your replication club page. Hope this helps.

Weidong Wang

  • The second link wasn't working due to the extra slash (/) you had at the end.

Thanks for the help!

Jason, is there a way to make some section of our lab wiki locked? I noticed in Pam Silver's site there is a little teeny padlock. -M

  • Jasonk 17:58, 20 June 2006 (EDT):There is currently not a way to make sections of the wiki locked to everyone but a subset of users. Its both technically not feasible with the current wiki software as well as a community decision that is still being discussed here. The little locked wiki on the Silver lab site is a private wiki they host themselves, in the future we hope to offer a distribution of OWW that labs could run locallly for private pages, but we're hoping to keep all of open access. But any input you had on this would be great in the discussion area I linked above.

Also, I don't know how to work the messaging within the wiki very well. Is there a section that describes that?

  • Jasonk 17:58, 20 June 2006 (EDT):You figured it out - just post to the discussion page of another user - we do need to make that more clear in the help.

Inviting new users

Jasonk 17:58, 20 June 2006 (EDT): Hi Maureen, In response to your question about inviting other Fanconi labs -- we'd love to have all 20 (or more!) on OWW. It's really great that you are finding it to be so useful for collaborating between labs in your field. Don't worry about "clogging up" OWW we should be set to handle an influx of new users without too much trouble. In fact in response to the recent Nature article we've had a big influx of new users over the last 1.5 weeks anyway. best, jason

font colors

Is this how to leave a message for you? I think I just figured out how to make font different colors! Neat! (though this one is a bit hard to read)

Hoatlinm 14:11, 21 June 2006 (EDT) Alexis, thanks.

Alexis 16:07, 22 June 2006 (EDT) I noticed that 'FC' has no discription in the assay code on the antibodies PDF. It's not that big of a deal, but I thought I'd let you know since you have the final file.

special recent changes

Check out this page. It's a filter on the recent changes that only tracks pages that have edits with the Hoatlin prefix. You can find out how to make other pages with specific filters here. I also linked up the user page, and the page about yourself.. so you don't have to look in two places. --Sri Kosuri 12:00, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

  • Ebola 10:46, 24 June 2006 (EDT) Thanks, Sri.

cute picture!

  • Jennyn 18:05, 19 August 2006 (EDT): I used to have a cockatiel! Smiley.gif But I just realized that that's not a cockatiel. Sad.gif

setting up a class on OWW

  • Reshma 21:02, 20 September 2006 (EDT): Glad to hear you're making use of the course tutorial. If you have any suggestions or feedback on how to improve it, I'd love to hear it.