This page is a presentation of WikiMediation. It enables each new user to:
- Make its first steps on WikiMediation.
- Create its own presentation page by using "copy and paste".
Each user is invited to develop this tool by modifying it directly, or providing suggestions and questions. The relevance of information is ensured by the fact that interventions on WikiMediation are not anonymous, except for administrators. There can be some mistakes of grammar, orthography or punctuation.
You must have an account on WikiMediation. You must log in to your account if you want to edit or modify an article/page. However you can view and copy the source of a page.
If you are a mediator or a training organization of mediation or negotiation, you can create an article/page about yourself or your organization.
 Opinion on a Publication on Mediation or Negotiation
You can write articles about mediation or negotiation: a critical reading of a book, your viewpoint and analysis of mediator regarding a literature, film or event, some news about your organization or activities...
If you cannot find your answer here, ask your question by clicking on the tab discussion.
 Getting Started
While you can edit existing pages, you can also create your own. If you have something original to add to the WikiMediation, you can add new pages by 3 manners. In all cases, you can pick code source from articles that already exist: browse the Wikimediation and find an article close to the one you expect to make, click on "Edit", copy the code source then create your own page, paste, then customize and save your article. Here are the 3 ways to create an article:
- First, you can start from a known area, like your User Page which is accessible by clicking on your name at the top of the page (once log in). Just add a link in the source code for a page that doesn't exist yet (for example: [[Link to a page that doesn't exist]]). Once saved, the link will appear in red: click on it, and you will be able to edit the new page.
- Secondly, you can type the title of the article you want to make on the section “Search”. If the title is not yet used, you will have the possibility to create a page having that title. Just click therefore to “create this page” (written in red). You will automatically reach the edit page.
- You can also craft a URL for the page you want. Take any page and notice that the URL is structured as http://en.wikimediation.org/index.php?title=Something (“Something” is the title of the page; spaces are represented as underscores). You can simply put the URL you want to create in your address bar and when you reach the page, it will immediately bring you to the edit screen.
 How do I Categorize a Page?
In the editable code of your article/page, simply add the line [[Category:Title]]
“Title” is the title of the category. This category will gather all articles that have been referenced under the category's name. An article can be categorized once or several times. It is also possible to categorize a category, which will become therefore a sub-category.
 What Category Should I Use?
Use what makes sense. Look at the list of categories from the link “Special Pages” (on the left) to see what already exists. If nothing matches, you can create a new category and place your page into this new category, even if it is Knowledge Base.
 Can I Categorize a Page more than once?
Yes, just add more “Category” lines [[Category: Title]] in the code source of the page and it will be referenced in several categories.
 How can I create a Category?
Easy, just reference a page to a category that doesn't exist yet and the category link (in red) at the bottom of the page will be a link to edit this new category (in blue once edited).
 How do I categorize a Category?
Categories are just like all the other pages. Moreover at the top of the list of the articles/pages which compose a category (or subcategories), there is a space within which the category can be described.
This is really less complicated than it sounds like: if you look at the code source of a few category pages, it will likely become clear to you.
Please do not reference an article both in a category and a subcategory. It clutters the hierarchy of information that is presented.
 Does Everything Need to be in a Category?
No, all pages do not need to be categorized. Help pages are a good example. They exist on their own and do not need to be lumped together with the rest of the Knowledge Base.
 Where the Category Wikitext should be put?
Although it is technically not required, it is preferable to add the code entry [[Category:Mediation]] at the bottom of the article, except if a template that also has categories is already used. Therefore, all users are requested to look for the best existing category to reference their article, instead of creating unnecessary categories.
 Internal Links
In your article, you can connect a word or an expression to another article of the WikiMediation. To do so, you just have to encode the reference word(s) like this: [[Word or expression you want to be a link]]. The word inside the square brackets will then appear in red if the concerned article doesn’t exist yet or in blue if it already exists.
 External Links
It is also possible to make external links to websites. To do so, write this code in your article: [http///www.website Link]. Instead of “Link”, you can specify the name of the website or other details.