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What is HFA-Pedia?

HFA-Pedia is a collection of disaster risk reduction community-built web pages focusing on the tendencies and progress being made towards implementing the Hyogo Framework for Action, that can be consulted and edited by any registered visitor.

What is a wiki?

Wiki is a type of software that allows users to edit web pages. The operation of HFA-Pedia is based on MediaWiki, a custom-made, free and open source wiki software platform written in PHP and built upon the MySQL database. MediaWiki is licensed under the GNU General Public License and used by all Wikimedia projects, as well as many other wiki projects.

How can I edit?

Just click the edit link on any page. Please Read the Help Topics for details. Remember for make contributions you have to create account and log in.

Do I need to give my email address to register?

Yes. Provide your email address in case you forget your password. We can use email address to contact you or been contacted by other users of the wiki.


What software does HFA-Pedia run on?

The MediaWiki software is available under the GPL.

How do I search HFA-Pedia?

You can search HFA-Pedia using the search box which appears in the side bar. See Help for details.


How complete is HFA-Pedia?

HFA-Pedia, due to its very nature as a constantly evolving online information management tool, is forever growing and changing to reflect the most up-to-date information and data. As with any other wiki, none is really ever "finished" in that they are all designed to be open to further editing.

What is an administrator?

An administrator on the wiki is simply a trusted user who has the ability to delete or protect pages on the wiki.

Can I use HTML on wiki pages?

Yes, but it is easier to use wikitext. See Help Topics.

Do I need to enable cookies to use HFA-Pedia?

You will if you want to edit while logged in. You can choose to edit as an unregistered user, but this means fewer options are available to you.


Someone deleted the content I added. What can I do?

If your edit was vandalism, it may have been reverted. If you believe the reversion was a mistake, you can discuss this on the talk page of the article concerned.

Can I use HFA-Pedia content on my site?

Yes, as long as you abide by terms of the GFDL.

Who checks the edits?

Any user can check edits. Logged in users can use the feature to mark checked edits. Any user can bad edits, though can do this more easily than other users.


Can I protect pages on the wiki?

Only under certain circumstances. It is a common mistake to protect pages unnecessarily.

Can I prevent editing from unregistered users?

Yes. HFA-Pedia is open to editing from registered user, who choose to log in. Unregistered users only navegated in the wiki.

How do I customize the navigation bar?

The contents of the navigation bar which appears to the left of each page using the Monobook skin are determined by the MediaWiki:Sidebar page. MediaWiki:Sidebar defines the navigation bar, which provides links to the most important locations in the wiki and supplies site administrators with a place to add a persistent collection of links.

How can I hide the table of contents?

The table of contents (TOC) is automatically shown once there are four or more headings in the article. Place the magic word into the page markup.

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