Frequently Asked Questions

From Surgery Encyclopedia

How do I edit a page?[edit | edit source]

Editing most Surgery Encyclopedia pages is easy, just click the "Edit" tab at the top of a Surgery Encyclopedia page (or on a section-edit link). This will take you to a new page with a text box containing the editable text of the page you were viewing. In this box you can type in the text that you want to add using wiki markup to format the text and add other elements like images and tables. If you don't want to learn the wiki markup syntax, you can enable the VisualEditor (but you must be a registered user), which allows you to edit pages in a user-friendly way. When you have finished editing you should write a short edit summary in the small field below the edit-box describing your changes.

How do I create a new page?[edit | edit source]

You are required to have a Surgery Encyclopedia account to create a new article—you can register here. To see other benefits to creating an account, see Why create an account?
For creating a new article, you need to first search the article using the "Search Surgery Encyclopedia: input field at the beginning of each page. If no similar article is found, you can go ahead and create your own article.

How do I change the name of an article?[edit | edit source]

You move the article using the "move" button (you can see it by clicking the downward-pointing arrow to the right of the "edit" button). But in order to do this, you must have an account that has reached autoconfirmed status, meaning it must be at least four days old and have made at least ten edits. If you are not an autoconfirmed user, or the move is controversial, or the page you wish to rename is move protected.

Who writes the articles on Surgery Encyclopedia?[edit | edit source]

Almost all articles on Surgery Encyclopedia are written by multiple authors and editors, not just one. If you click on the "View history" tab at the top of an article, a list will be displayed of all the contributors to the article and when their contribution was made. A more comprehensive history can be access in the "Page Statistics" which can be found in the External tools of the "View History" tab.