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#1

OK, folks. I have a fun little project for us.

On the new Knowledge Base we have a glossary - you can see it http://knowledge.communityleadershipforum.com/doku.php?id=glossary - this was highlighted at CLS as something that would be a helpful resource.

A glossary is not very useful without terms, so I would like to encourage everyone to head in and contribute.

How To Help

Doing so is simple:

  1. Go and register at http://knowledge.communityleadershipforum.com/doku.php?id=start&do=login
  2. Head over to the Glossary page at http://knowledge.communityleadershipforum.com/doku.php?id=glossary
  3. Click the Edit this page button.
  4. Ensure it doesn’t say someone is already editing it, and then add in your glossary terms.

Thanks, everyone!


#2

Thanks for getting this started, Jono. I added a few definitions. It would be great if each term could bear a URL so that people around the Web could link to it when they use a term.


#3

Thanks, @andyo! Keep up the great work. :slight_smile:


#4

Links to individual terms work–sort of. I have noticed a problem that makes linking to terms unappealing. When I enter a URL like the following into my browser:

http://knowledge.communityleadershipforum.com/doku.php?id=glossary#commit_privileges

I get taken to a point in the document below the term. Positioning is just bad enough to discourage people from linking to terms.

I’m getting this behavior on several browsers on a Mac running El Capitan: Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. I suspect that the problem is caused by the forum inserting a title bar across the top of the page.

Is there some way to change the behavior?


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