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Website Basics

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This page collects some basic introduction and guidance to using the Public Lab website. There are many ways to use the site, but this page focuses on supporting newcomers.

Purpose

The Public Lab website is being continuously refined, but it's purpose is to support a diverse range of people to exchange knowledge about environmental issues that affect people, and collaborate on ways of monitoring them, organizing around them, and supporting one another in these activities.


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Organization

The website is organized into several areas, including:

Questions and Answers

All questions are collected on PublicLab.org/questions, and also displayed by topic across many parts of the site. There are no "bad" questions -- if you don't understand something, or can't find something, please ask! Newcomers have a unique ability to see things that have been overlooked, so we need your help to ask these kinds of questions.

Methods

This word means different things to different people, but our Methods page collects many different approaches to monitoring environmental problems, from off-the-shelf commercial tools to in-progress Do-It-Yourself techniques, to community organizing and advocacy tactics.

It's not a comprehensive list, so please ask a question if you can think of one you want to see on there, or have related resources to share!

Blog

The Public Lab Blog is a place where we share stories from across our networks and communities -- a place to stay updated as well as to remember the people and communities working every day to drive all of these efforts forward. See our main Blog page to learn more and to submit an article.

Dashboard

(coming soon)


Topic pages

(coming soon)

Profiles

(coming soon)


Questions

If you have questions about the website, please ask here!

Title Author Updated Likes Comments
How can I create and work on my own issue in Github? @bsugar 11 months ago 4
How are the Q&A's tied together in the website database? @bsugar 11 months ago 4
How can I delete a User Account? @niklasjordan about 1 year ago 3
How do I interpret the relationship between the schema.rb file and the models? @bsugar about 1 year ago 4
Uploaded pictures always stays vertical @aemilius89 over 1 year ago 6
Link to notes tagged not working @asnow over 1 year ago 1
Moderate questions with machine learning. @Aleksi12358 over 1 year ago 4
It is impossible to connect to our pad: http://pad.publiclab.org/p/atuqueetva PLEASE HELP @urijosa almost 2 years ago 2
Search function operating strangely? @gretchengehrke about 2 years ago 2
How do we address the issue of people posting the same or very similar questions? @stevie about 2 years ago 5
Social Integration of Public Labs with FB @bansal_sidharth2996 about 2 years ago 4
Error with showing contributors for a tag? @gretchengehrke about 2 years ago 1
How are the questions sorted on the 'Unanswered' tab? @stevie about 2 years ago 1
Is it possible to generate a word cloud based on a tag's related tags? @pdhixenbaugh over 3 years ago 2
Activity Grids formatting - what will be their final form? @pdhixenbaugh over 3 years ago 10
What goes into choosing a topic name? @liz over 3 years ago 2
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