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Reality Sculptors Wiki



This is the home page of the [Reality Sculptors] Wiki




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This is the home page of the [Reality Sculptors] Wiki.



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Wiki is a collaborative web-site tool that lets many people work on editing and building a web site. You can edit this page right now by clicking on the "Edit text of this page" link at the bottom of this or any wiki page.

NEWS:




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(MANY thanks to SkeeterMurphy for helping PatrickSalsbury to set up this wiki, and for his time spent researching and evaluating the various flavors of wiki software, and picking out one that was easy to both use, and maintain. He kicked Pat's butt in exactly the right place at exactly the right time to get this up and running. Now we can all work on expanding it.)

Nov-27-04 - NOTE: This wiki is locked from anonymous edits, due to excessive wiki vandalism by spammers.




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You can find out more about the Wiki concept at Wiki:FrontPage.
I'm sorry to have to do this, but if you look at [the last 6 months of changes to this wiki] you'll see that, aside from a very promising flurry of activity in building out the EarthDay and LearningLearning sections, the there hasn't been that much activity here except by me...trying to keep up with the spammers that have been vandalizing the site since August, 2004.

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We're running the UseMod:UseModWiki version of Wiki Software.
Unlike the earlier period in 2004 (when editing functions were simply not working after our server upgrade and migration to a new network), the Wiki is functioning perfectly. However, it's no longer open to anonymous edits by people who have nothing better to do than to deface the websites and work of other people in the (rather pathetic) hopes of getting a few more web-clicks to their sites selling who-cares-what.

If you wish to edit pages in this wiki, please contact PatrickSalsbury to obtain an editor password. Provided that you're not a spammer, such editor access will be granted happily. (A brief note about what you plan to edit/add and why would certainly help you, here. :-) )

It truly saddens me to have to close down the open-access that has served so well for over four years, and I truly feel that one of the strengths of the Wiki tools is the ability to post questions, post answers, correct spelling, provide links and data (to things other than spam! ;-) ) that help support the topics of discussion, etc.

However, despite my ardent optimism, it's quite apparent to me that there are a great many people in the world who seem to have nothing better to do with their time than to try to hawk pills, porn, and penis-enlargments. That's all fine and good, but not at the expense of my work, my website, or my time. And that's what it really boils down to. I'm tired of having to chase after a bunch of toddlers from all corners of the globe and clean up after their mess. I can't wage that battle by myself (I've tried) and honestly, I have many more important things to do with my life.

If you spend any time at all reading through the Reality Sculptors site, you'll likely agree that there's an awful lot of work to be done, and not surprisingly, a lot of that work revolves around education. It's obviously in short supply...all over the world. :-)

So now we change tactics: You're still warmly invited and encouraged to participate, but we're raising the bar a bit... By removing the ability of the anonymous time-wasters to distract and destroy, it leaves more time to focus our mindpower on the real problems...of which they are only a small (yet fine) example. We will probably have a lower volume of activity in the Wiki, but on a positive note, the signal:noise ratio has just shot up considerably. :-)

Although it may seem that by having to "sign up", the spontaneity of opening up a page and posting a quick edit is gone, it really isn't. It's there for the asking. And once you have your own password, you can edit pages with a click, just as before. And it more closely resembles the communities that have developed over the years on our various mail lists. People sign up, they commit some of their time and attention, and wonderful synergies can emerge.

However, it does require that first step by you. You have to decide now if you want to participate. We can't do it for you, and so far, the only ones who seem to particpate are those who destroy and vandalize. I sincerely hope that changes.

Here's to hoping for a more productive and interesting set of people, topics & discussions in the Wiki! :-)

PatrickSalsbury

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Aug-02-04 - The wiki editing feature is working again!

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* Turn on cookies in your browser. This is how wiki remembers you when you go return, or even move to another page.
* Click 'Create User ID' at the top or bottom of any wiki page. (You need only do this once.)
* WRITE DOWN THE ID NUMBER IT GIVES YOU! Wiki uses this number to log in, so you need to remember it! Select an editing password (prevents others from logging in as you) and also a user name. You should consider making the username a [WikiName] (see below) out of your full name, such as PatrickSalsbury. This will then automagically create links back to your page whenever you make an edit on something.
* Click 'Existing User Login' and log in using that number. After this, Wiki should use the cookie to remember you, so you don't need to keep logging in. If you're working on a public terminal or a friend's machine, and don't want to leave your cookie there, you can click 'Create User ID' again and it will put a new (blank) cookie over your old one. Erasing your personal data. Normally, there's no need to "log out" from your own machine. Wiki will remember you when you visit again.
* (Optional) Go to Users and create a link to your new personal Wiki page. (Then click on that link and fill your page with info about you, links to your home page, etc.)
Due to some problems when we migrated to the new webserver, the wiki was displaying pages, but not allowing new entries. This has been corrected, so please feel free to dive in and add content where apropriate. Thanks!

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Wiki Editing Rules



NOTE: If you're brand new here and asking yourself "WhatIsAWiki"? Then start with that link first. It will give you the 1-minute intro and let you know what sort of things you can do here. This is not just a regular view-only website! You can add things to it and help it grow! (Just read that 1-minute intro page and learn some of the basic WikiEditingRules and you'll be off and running.)

Wiki is a collaborative web-site tool that lets many people work on editing and building a web site together. You can edit most pages at any time by clicking on the "Edit text of this page" link at the bottom of just about any wiki page. (Some pages, like this one, may be locked to prevent accidental deletion of important information.)

If being able to edit someone else's website seems like an odd or vaguely dangerous idea to you, you might want to read some of the QuestionsAboutWiki so you understand how it all works (and what protections there are) and can explain it to your friends when you start telling them about "this wacky Wiki thing." :-)

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The basic editing rules are simple:
(Click "edit this page" to see how they look before formatting.)
You can find out more about the Wiki concept at Wiki:FrontPage.

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* Do not indent paragraphs. (Indenting may cause your text to appear in a monospaced font.)
*Separate paragraphs with a single blank line.
*Use four '-' characters to create a horizontal line.
* Use an asterisk to make a bullet item
** Use two asterisks to make a second-level bullet.
*** Third-level bullet, etc.
* There is no need to encode HTML characters like <, >, or &.
* HTML-encoded characters like < will not be translated.
We're running the UseMod:UseModWiki version of Wiki Software.

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Create new page links by joining two capitalized words, such as SamplePage. (This is called a [WikiName].) Wiki then auto-creates a link to that page (even if the page doesn't yet exist!) If the page doesn't exist, it has a question-mark after it, and when you (or someone else) first clicks on that, the new page is created.



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You could also create a wiki link by putting double square brackets around a word, such as Users.

Basics




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Regular URLs such as http://reality.sculptors.com/ don't need any special formatting. They create links automatically.
Learn HowToLogIn to the wiki, so your posts get attributed to you.

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If you want to learn more advanced text editing rules, check out UseMod:TextFormattingRules, or our local DocPage?.
You can find the basic WikiEditingRules here.

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You can practice on our local SandBox, or on their [WikiWikiSandbox]. Another good thing to check out is the Wiki:TipsForBeginners page.
After you've learned some basic editing, please create your own personal wikiname (see HowToLogIn) and a personal homepage. Remember to add a link to the Users page!

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The WorldFutureSociety wiki pages are here.
*The online version of The Whole Future Catalog, an all-ages guide to interesting technologies and possibilities for us all as we move into the 21st Century.

*DesignScience notes and wikispace from PatrickSalsbury's Fall, 2001 visit to the [State University of New York at Oswego] as a guest lecturer for JohnBelt's first- and second-year Design classes.

*We're also building a wiki for the [Design Science Community], to provide information and links to other DesignScience related resources. This grew from a desire to gather together people who saw the BuckyPlay called "R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE" in San Francisco, or one of the other cities it has traveled to. This is a separate wiki-space, dedicated to connecting and strengthening the community of people working in the field of DesignScience, helping people to discover more about BuckyFuller? and his works, and provide ways to connect with others to coordinate efforts to MakeTheWorldWork?. Many people are inspired when they see the play, but don't know where to go to learn more about Bucky and the DesignScienceRevolution?. The BuckyPlay page & DesignScienceCommunity:HomePage would probably be great places to start. (If you have ideas on how these can be improved, or links to other projects, people, and resources, please post them there! :-) )

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The MarsSociety wiki pages are here.
*W.I.N. is the WealthInformationNetwork project, headed up by DaveBuck. It's a comprehensive DesignScience project to try and MakeTheWorldWork? by building stronger communities and a more interconnected populace. The more people who get involved, the better the synergy, so check it out!

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Look here for the online version of The Whole Future Catalog
*The WorldFutureSociety wiki pages are here. If you're interested in the future, dive in, explore and contribute.

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Feel free to add your personal wikiname page to Users.
*UpSpin is a section relating to [the UpSpin mailing list] and is where you'll find (and can contribute to) our online effort to publish a book called "Haul Your Ass UpSpin! (A How-To Manual for Transplanting Your Life)"




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DesignScience notes and wikispace from PatrickSalsbury's Fall, 2001 visit to the [State University of New York at Oswego] as a guest lecturer for JohnBelt's classes on Design. This is also an experimental section on using wiki in a dynamic group situation, rather than a traditional whiteboard for note taking.
If you're ready to begin, make sure you have read WhatIsAWiki, and have taken 5-10 minutes to review the basic WikiEditingRules. Then feel free to dive in and add to these pages.

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More to come... Feel free to add to these pages! :-)
Have fun! :-)

This is the home page of the [Reality Sculptors] Wiki


NEWS:

Nov-27-04 - NOTE: This wiki is locked from anonymous edits, due to excessive wiki vandalism by spammers.

I'm sorry to have to do this, but if you look at [the last 6 months of changes to this wiki] you'll see that, aside from a very promising flurry of activity in building out the EarthDay and LearningLearning sections, the there hasn't been that much activity here except by me...trying to keep up with the spammers that have been vandalizing the site since August, 2004.

Unlike the earlier period in 2004 (when editing functions were simply not working after our server upgrade and migration to a new network), the Wiki is functioning perfectly. However, it's no longer open to anonymous edits by people who have nothing better to do than to deface the websites and work of other people in the (rather pathetic) hopes of getting a few more web-clicks to their sites selling who-cares-what.

If you wish to edit pages in this wiki, please contact PatrickSalsbury to obtain an editor password. Provided that you're not a spammer, such editor access will be granted happily. (A brief note about what you plan to edit/add and why would certainly help you, here. :-) )

It truly saddens me to have to close down the open-access that has served so well for over four years, and I truly feel that one of the strengths of the Wiki tools is the ability to post questions, post answers, correct spelling, provide links and data (to things other than spam! ;-) ) that help support the topics of discussion, etc.

However, despite my ardent optimism, it's quite apparent to me that there are a great many people in the world who seem to have nothing better to do with their time than to try to hawk pills, porn, and penis-enlargments. That's all fine and good, but not at the expense of my work, my website, or my time. And that's what it really boils down to. I'm tired of having to chase after a bunch of toddlers from all corners of the globe and clean up after their mess. I can't wage that battle by myself (I've tried) and honestly, I have many more important things to do with my life.

If you spend any time at all reading through the Reality Sculptors site, you'll likely agree that there's an awful lot of work to be done, and not surprisingly, a lot of that work revolves around education. It's obviously in short supply...all over the world. :-)

So now we change tactics: You're still warmly invited and encouraged to participate, but we're raising the bar a bit... By removing the ability of the anonymous time-wasters to distract and destroy, it leaves more time to focus our mindpower on the real problems...of which they are only a small (yet fine) example. We will probably have a lower volume of activity in the Wiki, but on a positive note, the signal:noise ratio has just shot up considerably. :-)

Although it may seem that by having to "sign up", the spontaneity of opening up a page and posting a quick edit is gone, it really isn't. It's there for the asking. And once you have your own password, you can edit pages with a click, just as before. And it more closely resembles the communities that have developed over the years on our various mail lists. People sign up, they commit some of their time and attention, and wonderful synergies can emerge.

However, it does require that first step by you. You have to decide now if you want to participate. We can't do it for you, and so far, the only ones who seem to particpate are those who destroy and vandalize. I sincerely hope that changes.

Here's to hoping for a more productive and interesting set of people, topics & discussions in the Wiki! :-)

PatrickSalsbury


Aug-02-04 - The wiki editing feature is working again!

Due to some problems when we migrated to the new webserver, the wiki was displaying pages, but not allowing new entries. This has been corrected, so please feel free to dive in and add content where apropriate. Thanks!


NOTE: If you're brand new here and asking yourself "WhatIsAWiki"? Then start with that link first. It will give you the 1-minute intro and let you know what sort of things you can do here. This is not just a regular view-only website! You can add things to it and help it grow! (Just read that 1-minute intro page and learn some of the basic WikiEditingRules and you'll be off and running.)

Wiki is a collaborative web-site tool that lets many people work on editing and building a web site together. You can edit most pages at any time by clicking on the "Edit text of this page" link at the bottom of just about any wiki page. (Some pages, like this one, may be locked to prevent accidental deletion of important information.)

If being able to edit someone else's website seems like an odd or vaguely dangerous idea to you, you might want to read some of the QuestionsAboutWiki so you understand how it all works (and what protections there are) and can explain it to your friends when you start telling them about "this wacky Wiki thing." :-)

You can find out more about the Wiki concept at Wiki:FrontPage.

We're running the UseMod:UseModWiki version of Wiki Software.


Basics

Learn HowToLogIn to the wiki, so your posts get attributed to you.

You can find the basic WikiEditingRules here.

After you've learned some basic editing, please create your own personal wikiname (see HowToLogIn) and a personal homepage. Remember to add a link to the Users page!


Wiki Subsections


If you're ready to begin, make sure you have read WhatIsAWiki, and have taken 5-10 minutes to review the basic WikiEditingRules. Then feel free to dive in and add to these pages.

Have fun! :-)


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