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
Authoring Help 5 days ago by laurel_mire 55 4,261 5
Write an Issue Brief 9 days ago by liz 33 3,685 4
Power Tags 10 months ago by liz 74 2,630 10
User interface design almost 2 years ago by liz 26 1,009 3
Sitemap almost 2 years ago by liz 10 3,831 0
Website Basics about 2 years ago by liz 14 623 3
Contributors about 2 years ago by liz 2 228 0
Topic Pages about 2 years ago by liz 5 191 2
New Projects about 2 years ago by stevie 20 937 15
Wiki Templates over 2 years ago by warren 23 1,949 3
Issues over 3 years ago by gauravano 23 6,240 11
Web Working Group about 4 years ago by Bronwen 6 648 2
Summer of Code over 4 years ago by warren 2 353 0

Authoring

These pages provide documentation on creating content on this website:

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Authoring Help 5 days ago by laurel_mire 55 4,261 5

Utility pages

Title Updated Version Views Likes
Chat 3 months ago by warren 55 331 12
Location privacy 9 months ago by warren 16 2,634 4
Locked pages 10 months ago by warren 5 983 0
API over 1 year ago by warren 2 349 0
Features over 1 year ago by warren 21 221 0
Region almost 2 years ago by liz 17 375 1
Issues over 3 years ago by gauravano 23 6,240 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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Location privacy 9 months ago by warren 16 2,634 4
Locked pages 10 months ago by warren 5 983 0
community development about 1 year ago by liz 98 911 2
API over 1 year ago by warren 2 349 0
Features over 1 year ago by warren 21 221 0
Welcome to Public Lab over 1 year ago by xose 36 8,495 2
User interface design almost 2 years ago by liz 26 1,009 3
Sitemap almost 2 years ago by liz 10 3,831 0
Website Basics about 2 years ago by liz 14 623 3
Website projects about 3 years ago by warren 12 337 1
Issues over 3 years ago by gauravano 23 6,240 11
Requesting responses over 3 years ago by warren 4 331 1
Web Working Group about 4 years ago by Bronwen 6 648 2
Summer of Code over 4 years ago by warren 2 353 0
Streak almost 6 years ago by warren 3 364 1
plots2: the Public Lab 2.0 website about 8 years ago by warren 20 353 1
New Comer Landing Page over 8 years ago by liz 12 143 0
plots2 Alpha about 9 years ago by warren 9 199 0
Public Lab helps people create great Data about 9 years ago by liz 6 392 0
Notes for new Get Involved sequence about 9 years ago by liz 24 102 2
Public Lab supports community investigations about 9 years ago by liz 3 164 0