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"Wikipost" / wiki post questions, issues, discussion (consolidated)

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Old Feb 17, 21, 3:41 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
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FAQ

Q. What is a Wikipost?

A Wikipost contains content that appears at the top of a thread, usually used to summarize important information in multi-page threads: "This is a community-maintained wikipost containing the most important information from this thread. You may start or edit a Wikipost once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts." (Written at the top of every Wikipost.)


Q. Why are Wikiposts here? What is their purpose?

Threads that have high interest can grow very quickly, making it tiresome to sort through sometimes hundreds of posts to find information. A Wikipost is designed to contain a summary of relevant information, and may contain links to especially relevant posts, related threads and off-site resources. Any member with "90/90" can update obsolete information or update Wikipost information, and of course there's plenty of space to discuss or ask about more specific details.


Q. What display modes are offered for Wikiposts?

There are three modes of wiki post display: (c/o IBobi)
1. "Summary view" (default) -- this shows the top of the wikipost only.

2. Full display (when you click "Click here to display full Wiki") -- this shows the whole Wikipost.

3. Hidden (when you click the "-" sign at the top right) -- reduces this and ALL Wikiposts on FT to a narrow blue bar that says "Wikipost", until you click the "+" on one of them again, which will return them to default view.

(see more below)
Q. Can I link to a Wikipost?

Yes. Click on Wiki Link on the upper right of the wiki and the Wikipost will display ax a single post. You can copy the link and paste it elsewhere. Click "back" in your browser to return to the page you were on.


Q. Why are so many threads with Wikiposts concentrated on the front pages of some fora? cx

The most popular / used threads are often those with complicated content - frequent flyer or guest program changes, securing awards, etc. These are the threads most likely to have Wikiposts summarizing key points.


Q. How / why did Wikiposts come about on FT?

Wikiposts came about after requests from members to Internet Brands and a lot of forethought, followed by Beta testing. They are considered a valuable asset to FlyerTalk, and a viable and "closer" alternative to maintaining an off site, separate wiki.


Q. What do "wiki" and "Wikipost" mean?

The word "wiki" (wee-kee) is Hawaiian Polynisian for "fast" or "quick". Here, a Wikipost offers a quick look at the topic covered by a thread.


Q. Can I see a listing of Wikiposts?

Yes. Up in the dark blue navigation bar, a little below the FlyerTalk logo, it says "Flyertalk [sic, should be a capital T] Wiki." Click that and then "Show all Wiki [sic, should be plural]" from the sub-menu.

(Thanks to jackal)


Q. What do I do if I just don't want to read the Wikiposts?

Just continue browsing normally. Only minimized Wikiposts (a few lines) will be revealed until you click on / touch the blue "Click here to display Full Wiki" line. The full Wikipost will only be displayed if you click the link to read it. Ignore the Wikipost if you don't want to read the information therein.


Q. What do I do if I feel there are too darn many Wikiposts?

You can go to the "Wikipost" blue menu bar at the top of a thread page and click on the "-" sign at the right end of the bar, which will minimize all wikis; you never have to see a Wikipost again. That information never has to intrude on your reading of FlyerTalk. And, of course you can turn wiki posts "on" by clicking the "+" in the same menu bar when you wish.)

Alternatively, you can go to your FT Profile, look at Your Control Panel, Edit Options. Toward the bottom of the page you'll see


Wikipost Hide All

Hide all Wiki Posts in Threads
Hide all wikiposts
Be sure that option is turned on to eliminate seeing wiki posts, off to reveal them once more.
Q. What are the alternatives to wikiposts in a large forum?


1) Multiple (dozens or even more) threads with members having to search them all for answers, or start a new one out of frustration, assuring information fragmentation and dispersion.

2) Mega threads with hundreds of posts to sort through for answers.

Thanks to wetrat0
Q. I can't open and edit a particular Wikipost! Why?

A few wiki posts may be locked by moderators to prevent making changes; these preferably should be clearly marked with an explanation.


Q. I can't even see Wikiposts! Why?

If you are using the mobile skin, you can not see Wikiposts at this time.

If otherwise and you can not see the wiki posts:

Assuming you are signed in, have been on FT 90 or more days and have made 90 or more posts:

In your FT Profile, look at Your Control Panel, Edit Options. Toward the bottom of the page you'll see

Wikipost Hide All

Hide all Wiki Posts in Threads
Hide all wikiposts
Be sure that option is turned off.


Q. How do I open and start a wikipost myself?

To create a wiki, go to the Thread Tools menu on the right of the thread menu bar, click / touch Create a Wikipost


Q. I've got "90/90"; how do I edit a wikipost?

To edit a wiki, expand by clicking / touching the "Click here to display full wiki" message, then see the Edit button in the lower right of the wiki.


Q. What formatting can I use to make a wikipost more "eye-tractive" and readable?

Wikis accepts a lot of common BBCode formatting, some of which is shown below - but not all.

Bold and colors work! strikeouts work, as does highlighting.

Sizes work as well, from larger than this to this.

However, names of threads like WikiPost problems are not being normalized. (URL links to FlyerTalk in posts will render such: "Wikipost" / wiki post questions, issues, discussion.

In Wikiposts, they will render as full URL: "Wikipost" / wiki post questions, issues, discussion (consolidated) look at the above URL to see how you can adjust that.

See Calchas' post #122 to read about the wiki history rendering.


Q. Can I embed or add illustrations or photos in Wikiposts?

Links to photographs and graphic images can be embedded in wikiposts; framed video links can not be, nor can images be attached as in posts.

Link to an extensive thread about embedding images in the Travel Photography forum.

Link to thread in Technical Support and Feedback forum on embedding images.

Q. Can I create "chapters" within in Wikiposts with internal links and anchor points?[

Yes; as of September 2016, you can. Here are the basics:

Using the tag "wikifrom" you can write a text, and the name of the anchor you want to point to like this:

Visit Chapter 1
Visit Chapter 2

Then you can use the tag "wikito" to allow easy wikipost navigation:


Chapter 1 - Monday
Some text here.


Chapter 2 - Tuesday
Some more text here.


(Here is how it looks without the closing bracket)

[wikifrom=chapter1]Visit Chapter 1[/wikifrom
[wikifrom=chapter2]Visit Chapter 2[/wikifrom

Then you can use the tag "wikito" to allow easy wikipost navigation:

[wikito]chapter1[/wikito
Chapter 1 - Monday
Some text here.

[wikito]chapter2[/wikito
Chapter 2 - Tuesday
Some more text here.

See post number 205, by IBtyen.
The WIKI SANDBOX:







Revised 7 Jan 2017 - JDiver
  • Testing out a bug
  • Every time the wiki is edited a blank bullet point gets added to this list.
  • testing
Will a new bullet appear if list is not at the bottom?
No
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Old Feb 11, 13, 9:13 pm
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Information moved to wikipost.

If you can not see the wikipost:
  • Wikiposts currently can not be seen with the mobile skin

  • You can go to the "wikipost" blue menu bar at the top of a thread page and click on the "-" sign at the right end of the bar, which minimizes all wikis. You can turn wiki posts "on" by clicking the "+" in the same menu bar when you wish.)

  • You may have Wikiposts turned off in your settings

If so, in "My FlyerTalk - Your Control Panel - Edit Options - Miscellaneous options" see

Wikipost Hide All

Hide all Wiki Posts in Threads
[] Hide all wikiposts

and reset as needed.

Supplement: Use of HTML anchor tags in wikiposts to create "chapters"

IBtyen posted in another thread:

Here are the basics:

Using the tag "wikifrom" you can write a text, and the name of the anchor you want to point to like this:

Visit Chapter 1
Visit Chapter 2

Then you can use the tag "wikito" to allow easy wikipost navigation:


Chapter 1 - Monday
Some text here.


Chapter 2 - Tuesday
Some more text here.


(Here is how it looks without the closing bracket)

[wikifrom=chapter1]Visit Chapter 1[/wikifrom
[wikifrom=chapter2]Visit Chapter 2[/wikifrom

Then you can use the tag "wikito" to allow easy wikipost navigation:

[wikito]chapter1[/wikito
Chapter 1 - Monday
Some text here.

[wikito]chapter2[/wikito
Chapter 2 - Tuesday
Some more text here.
See how this works here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/chase...5-present.html, in the excellent Wikipost by beltway.

It works! Thank you, IBtyen!

Last edited by JDiver; Sep 14, 16 at 11:08 pm Reason: Updated content
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Old Mar 14, 13, 2:49 pm
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Arrow "Wikipost" / wiki post questions, issues, discussion (consolidated)

The subhead above the "wikipost" information needs a bit of editing. It currently reads "Please read this is community maintained wiki post containing the most updated and important information from this thread" -- my suggested revision of that text is:

Please read; this is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread

Last edited by JDiver; Oct 21, 15 at 8:29 pm Reason: Restore original post title
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Old Mar 14, 13, 2:55 pm
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Noted!

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Old Apr 23, 13, 6:02 pm
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WikiPost problems

Please post any issues with the creation and use of WikiPosts here.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
Please post any issues with the creation and use of WikiPosts here.
When I save a wiki post, although it saves correctly, it will redirect me to a different wikipost thread. E.g. I edited the TSA Pre wikipost and on save it sent me to the SDC wiki thread, then I edited the to-do list wiki and when I saved it sent me to the TSA Pre thread!
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Old Apr 24, 13, 8:48 am
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I can confim this problem as it just happened to me.

I started a wiki in a forum and when I saved it it took me to a wiki I had created (but since been edited by another member) in another forum.

I just edited the wiki I started above and when I saved it, it took me to yet another wiki in a seperate forum; one I had never created or edited.

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Old Apr 24, 13, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by alex_b View Post
When I save a wiki post, although it saves correctly, it will redirect me to a different wikipost thread. E.g. I edited the TSA Pre wikipost and on save it sent me to the SDC wiki thread, then I edited the to-do list wiki and when I saved it sent me to the TSA Pre thread!
Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian View Post
I can confim this problem as it just happened to me.

I started a wiki in a forum and when I saved it it took me to a wiki I had created (but since been edited by another member) in another forum.

I just edited the wiki I started above and when I saved it, it took me to yet another wiki in a seperate forum; one I had never created or edited.

Thank you! We will look into this. What browser and version are you using?
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Old Apr 24, 13, 12:26 pm
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Safari on Mountain Lion, will have to check version when I get home.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian View Post
I can confim this problem as it just happened to me.

I started a wiki in a forum and when I saved it it took me to a wiki I had created (but since been edited by another member) in another forum.

I just edited the wiki I started above and when I saved it, it took me to yet another wiki in a seperate forum; one I had never created or edited.
Regarding the "Redirected after saving Wiki" issue. We are aware of the issue and it is getting fixed in the next product update release.

Details: We create a cookie of your "last known thread location" on Flyertalk when you edit the Wiki. When you save the wiki - we try to put you back on that last known location. Problem is - if you have multiple tabs open, your location is going to be something of a mystery. This does not affect the post however, just the redirect after you save the data.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 12:52 pm
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What browser and version are you using?
IE8 here.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 11:46 pm
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Had it happen to me, in this thread. I find that ironical.

For a moment there, I thought I was going crazy.
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Old Apr 25, 13, 3:13 am
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Are all the wiki's locked? Can't seem to edit any of them.
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Old Apr 25, 13, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by mnredfox View Post
Are all the wiki's locked? Can't seem to edit any of them.
No.

Some are though, according to the Global Announcement:

There will be the occasional wiki that has been created by moderators for instructions within the forum, and is for use by moderators only. Members will find those wikis locked and they will be unable to edit.
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Old Apr 26, 13, 9:43 am
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I had the same redirect problem. Am using Chrome.
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Old May 2, 13, 1:00 pm
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