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What is Saferpedia?

Developed trough project, is an online encyclopedia that includes definitions and resources regarding internet safety.

Explore Saferpedia

  • Click any link on the Main Page and follow the links from one page to another;
  • Click the Recent changes link to visualize the last changes in Saferpedia;
  • Choose a random article using the Random Page link from the menu;
  • Search an article trough the Search function, using key words;
  • Use the tracking feature articles and press the menu item Watchlist to monitor your items of interest;
  • Use the contextual link Related Changes to monitor the reverse links to the current item;
  • Use the Related Changes link to see a list of recently made changes on the pages linked from a specified page (or to members of a specified category);
  • For a complete list of pages, click the Special Pages link from the menu. In this page click the All Pages link to see a list of pages after title.

Editing an article

The first step you have to do is to learn how to edit a page. For exercises, access the Sandbox page. It's a page specially created for experiments and you don't risk to break someones work.

Almost any page has on it's upper side a tab with "edit page". For now, only registered users can edit article's content. By clicking on this tab it opens a textbox with the original text of the page with a few controls in the bottom of the page. You will notice that the text is not clean, but containing certain characters. All these characters represents text formatting (style).

Once the text is inserted in the textbox, you can see the content inserted by you clicking on the "Show preview" button. You will see the result of your changes, but if somebody else visits the page you're just editing, will see the version before your edit. You also can see that the page you are in, contains the editing textbox on the bottom. To save you changes, you have to press the "Save page" button.

You can add a content of the changes you made, in the box near the word "Summary", that is situated immediately under the big textbox at the bottom of page and above the "Save page" and "Show preview" buttons. Now, finally click on the "Save Page" button.

If you click the link "Older versions" of the current page (the link is at the bottom of the page, after text), you'll see that in the last editing (or among the last - the list is ordered from top to bottom from newest to the oldest version) appears the text you wrote as summary. If you'll check the rest of the list you'll see how easy it is to check who did the editing if there is a representative summary of the changes.

Next step is to learn how to format your text.

Add new article

There are several ways to create a new page. First you have to make sure that the page does not exist, using the search function. If you search the word "safe" for example and it's not registered in our database you will receive the message "There is no page titled "safe". You can create this page." Click on create this page and it will open a window with an editing textbox where you can insert the text.

While navigating trough Saferpedia you will see links to pages that where yet not written (like this: Page does not exists - but please do not edit this very page). Links to pages that are not written are red. Click on such a link and you will reach a page that says: "You have followed a link to a page that does not exist yet. To create the page, start typing in the box below". Write your article in the space at the bottom of that text. When you finished, click on the button "Save page". (Click on "Show preview" if you wish to see how the page looks before saving).

If while editing an article, you think that a certain word should have link to its definition, you just have to put the word in double square brackets, like this. When you save the article the word will miraculously transform into a link, either to an existing article, either to a page that does not exists and you can create it.

Page formatting

Use the punctuation rules of English language. For all the formatting types that needs the line to start with a certain character, one new line represents the beginning of a new paragraph that will not use the anterior type of formatting.

You can divide the text in lines without beginning a new paragraph by using the tag <br>.

":" A colon will indent the entire paragraph.

";" A semicolon will start

         a list 
         of definitions

"----" The separating line is the most often used to divide different messages.

For comments use the syntax:<!-- comment -->

Beginning of article

Any article has to start with an introduction, besides section's title, that defines article's subject and establishes its generic content. In this definition, preferably in the first sentence, article's title has to be bold again, as part of the sentence. The repetition may be identical or approximate. If article's object is known under more names, this has to appear in introduction in bold.

The title

For section titles use the format ==, not '''. As an example the title of this section has been written like this:

==Section titles==

===Subsection titles===

===Sub-Subsection titles===

If the size of the characters in titles seems too big or too small to you, please do not format it manually and don't demote or advance the section to a different level. The aspect of the titles is just a matter of aesthetics not of content. It is more important that the sections to be correctly structured than to look good. Otherwise each reader has other preferences, other monitor, other browser and other computer configuration, so it is hard to find a visual format to satisfy everybody.

If the original title of a cited work is in a foreign language and there's not translation into English, you can search for a suitable translation and put it in brackets near the title in the original language.


You may insert lists of elements in articles. Numbered lists are realized using the # character (hash), and those unnumbered with the * character (asterisk), at the beginning of the row.


Lists are easy to create:

  • Start the line with an asterisk
    • More asterisks mean deeper levels

But for all types of lists, one new line represents the start of a new paragraph.

* Start the line with an asterisk
** More asterisks mean deeper levels 
But for all types of lists, one new line 
represents the start of a new paragraph.
  1. Numbered lists are easy to use too
    1. and use the same concept.
    2. See how the numbering is correct
  2. for different nesting levels ,
    1. as expected
  3. from an automatically generated list,
  1. as long it doesn't appear a new paragraph to produce a renumbering.
# Numbered lists are easy to use too
## and use the same concept.
## See how the numbering is correct
# for different nesting levels ,
## as expected
# from an automatically generated list,

# as long it doesn't appear a new paragraph to produce a renumbering.
  • You can even create combined lists,
    1. which will interpenetrate
      • as you can see in this example.
* You can even create combined lists,
*# which will interpenetrate 
*#* as you can see in this example.


To create an internal link to another article you have to use double square brackets: [[poetry]] creates the link poetry. If this page exists then the link will be blue, otherwise it'll be red.

For redirect use the syntax: #REDIRECT [[Music]].

For external link:


First step in using an image is uploading it on the server. From tools click on Special:Upload and you'll be redirected to a page where you can select the image you want from your computer. You'll also see the types of images that are permitted.

The complete syntax for showing the image is: [[Image:{image's folder name}|{Options}]], where the options can be zero or more followed by pipes:

  • thumb, thumbnail or frame: The way the image is displayed;
  • left, right, center, none: aligning the image;
  • {width}pixels: Resizing the image at the inserted value.
  • {caption text}

These options can be formulated in any order. If an inserted option does not match the mentioned ones they will be considered text. Text may contain wiki links or any other formatting.

It's very easy to build a thumbnails gallery using the gallery tag. The syntax is:
Image:{folder name}|{text}
Image:{folder name}|{text}

You can make links to external files using the same syntax as linking to an external page: [http://url.for/o/image.png]

How to assign an article to a category

To assign an article to a category, add in the textbox, at the end of the content the syntax: [[Category: Category Name]].

Link to other language

To link an article from a language to the same article in another language, add in the textbox, at the end of the content the syntax [[prefix language: Article name]]. As an example, for poetry in English we make the link to poezie in Romanian using the syntax [[ro:poezie]] at the end of the editing textbox.

Communication between users