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The CFD-Wiki is a web-site written collaboratively by the visitors of CFD Online. Hundreds of [[Special:Listusers|authors]] are constantly improving the [[Special:Allpages|content]]. The CFD-Wiki was launched publicly on Nov 20, 2006. It already contains more than [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles. The goal of the CFD-Wiki is to eventually become the [[CFD-Wiki:Goals|ultimate CFD reference]]. To reach this goal '''[[CFD-Wiki:CFD-Wiki needs your help|we need your help]]'''! So please don't hesitate to '''[[CFD-Wiki:Contribute something today|contribute something today]]'''.
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The CFD-Wiki is a web-site written collaboratively by the visitors of CFD Online. Hundreds of [[Special:Listusers|authors]] are constantly improving the [[Special:Allpages|content]]. The CFD-Wiki was launched publicly on Nov 20, 2006. It already contains more than [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles. The goal of the CFD-Wiki is to eventually become the [[CFD-Wiki:Goals|ultimate CFD reference]]. To reach this goal '''[[CFD-Wiki:CFD-Wiki needs your help|we need your help]]'''! So please don't hesitate, be bold and '''[[CFD-Wiki:Contribute something today|contribute something today]]'''.
== What is a Wiki? ==
== What is a Wiki? ==
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A Wiki is a web-site which anyone can edit and expand. The most well-known Wiki is [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia]. Wikipedia has quickly become the largest encyclopedia in the world.
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A Wiki is a web-site which allows anyone to edit and expand its content. The Wiki process, allowing everyone to modifify everything, might seem chaotic and unreliable, but it has proved very successfull. The most well-known and pioneering Wiki, [http://www.wikipedia.org Wikipedia], has quickly become the largest encyclopedia in the world.
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By joining forces and reviewing eachothers works a Wiki community can quickly create something which is larger and better than any single author would be able to write on his own. The Wiki software [http://www.mediawiki.org MediaWiki] used in the CFD-Wiki contains many feature to control and facilitate the collaboration. All articles have full revision control and incorrect or malicious edits can easily be reverted by others.
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A very important principle of a Wiki is also that it should be free and open to everyone. The content is written by volunteer authors and is not owned by any organization or company, but belongs to the worldwide CFD community by which it was created. For more information about copyrights see the [[CFD-Wiki:Copyrights | copyrights]] page.

Revision as of 10:09, 10 November 2005

The CFD-Wiki is a web-site written collaboratively by the visitors of CFD Online. Hundreds of authors are constantly improving the content. The CFD-Wiki was launched publicly on Nov 20, 2006. It already contains more than 558 articles. The goal of the CFD-Wiki is to eventually become the ultimate CFD reference. To reach this goal we need your help! So please don't hesitate, be bold and contribute something today.

What is a Wiki?

A Wiki is a web-site which allows anyone to edit and expand its content. The Wiki process, allowing everyone to modifify everything, might seem chaotic and unreliable, but it has proved very successfull. The most well-known and pioneering Wiki, Wikipedia, has quickly become the largest encyclopedia in the world.

By joining forces and reviewing eachothers works a Wiki community can quickly create something which is larger and better than any single author would be able to write on his own. The Wiki software MediaWiki used in the CFD-Wiki contains many feature to control and facilitate the collaboration. All articles have full revision control and incorrect or malicious edits can easily be reverted by others.

A very important principle of a Wiki is also that it should be free and open to everyone. The content is written by volunteer authors and is not owned by any organization or company, but belongs to the worldwide CFD community by which it was created. For more information about copyrights see the copyrights page.

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