Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wiki? We have a Wiki!

I am Ozzing out here. Again!

So, on http://dorothyandozma.com, there is a page marked "reference section." Right now, it has a biography of L. Frank Baum that I wrote years ago and edit occasionally, and a link to some of the podcasts.

But that is going to change!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, bugs, sawhorses, pumpkinheads, Nomes, Growleywogs, I bring you... the Royal Wiki of Oz!

So, what's a wiki? It's a website (or in this case, a sub-website) with internally linked articles. And the cool part is that anyone can edit it! (Which can also be a bad part, considering the misinformed and flat-out liars out there. Which is why I monitor it with the included ATOM feed!)

I've managed to start a number of pages alone, incorporating that biography of Baum into a page about him. (And by putting it on a Wiki, I am saying, "Yes, go ahead, edit, re-write, do what you will.") Other pages are a page about The Candelabra's Glare, Rachel Cosgrove Payes, the word "Oz," The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I've been working on a page about Dorothy today.

Of course in writing these pages, I've opened up links, but as their articles don't exist yet, they're red. Anyone, feel free to go ahead and contribute. All factual information is welcome, even if you want to feed your own vanity and create a page about yourself and your Oz work.

Pretty much, you'd have to type this into your address bar: "http://wiki.dorothyandozma.com/index.php/" and then your subject, with spaces replaced by underscores, like "Nome_King." ( http://wiki.dorothyandozma.com/index.php/Nome_King ) Click on "edit this page" and get to going!

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