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Here we describe some of the syntax / semantics / our way of writing on this wiki website.
(See "Making Pages" below for these questions)
- When / why / how to write in an existing file?
- When / why / how to create new files?
- When and how do we use folders in this wiki?
- When and how do we use tags (aka #hashtag )
We'll evolve how we write together. Some starting thoughts:
Wiki pages have a life cycle. Pete has used tree life cycle names, with a page describing each: seed, sprout, seedling, sapling, adult, elderly, snag or rotting log.
How do we want to signal page maturity? The tree life cycle, or something else? Use those in tags, or in YAML frontmatter? Etc.
Make the first line of each page the same as the page filename, as a level 1 header. (So for example, the first line of this page is # Our Way of Writing Here.) This is not strictly necessary in Obsidian, but it helps some of the other clients.
# Our Way of Writing Here
Note that Obsidian won't let you use certain characters in the page filename, because it will cause problems with the filesystem. So, don't use those characters in either the page filename or the first line of the page.
Pages can be a short chapter, or a concept. Basically, a place you'd want to land on from a link.
Conversely, pages generally shouldn't end up super short; a page should have a couple of paragraphs at least, when it gets fully developed.
It's okay to have very little in a page when it gets started, of course.
To make a link to a page but have different text show in the link, use a vertical bar character. For instance, [[Peter Kaminski|Pete]] produces Pete. And [[Choice|Choices]] makes Choices.
To make it so wikitext is displayed verbatim (rather than being parsed), in a monospaced font, enclose the wikitext in a pair of backticks.
If you want multiple lines not parsed and in monospaced font, use three backticks on one line above your lines, and three backticks on the line after your lines.
(add something here about double space characters for linebreaks, used on sidebars)