Wiki Life: Microsoft Wiki focus… keep sharp on #Microsoft Technology.

A small Wiki reminder is due, it usually needs some quarterly refreshment.    From time to time, we get some off-topic articles…  And yes, admitted they have some great content… (But there is a BUT.) BUT there are some best practices and conditions to post on the Wiki. … correction <Microsoft> Wiki.   If you…

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Sorry you don’t have enough privileges to post an article on the Wiki.

Introduction For a very long time, already since the inception of your favorite Wiki, we have been facing quite some attention from spammers, posting the most ludicrous content. In 2016-2017… while we even had a semi-professional spam hunter team (we still do), who ended up killing a few 100+ spam articles a day, which was…

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Wiki Quick Tip 11 (HTML): Code blocks loosing border when saving article

When you insert code blocks into your article, the online editor is automatically adding borders to the code blocks. But when you save the article, you might see that your code blocks are losing their borders… Here’s the solution… Edit your article again, go into HTML editor. Replace all instances of : <div class=”reCodeBlock”> with…

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Wiki Quick Tip: 10 fixes for building a robust #TNWiki article

When posting a new TNWiki article or after posting it, many people struggle to keep their article “stable”… Stable meaning that the original article is getting out of control, losing the nice layout, for subsequent edits (yourself or any other editor working on it). Let me provide you a set of quick fixes you should…

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Wiki Quick tip: fixing break lines issues in your #TNWIKI article

When you’re editing or updating an article, you might notice that some blank lines are duplicated when saving the article to TNWiki. This is a known issue in the HTML rendering of IE to save your article to TechNet Wiki. (Just FYI, The issue is reported, but not on the top priority list to fix,…

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Wiki Life: Searching the Wiki Ninjas archives

Did you ever read a Wiki Ninjas blog article and then try to find it again? I am often referring to items I read in the past. This usually means scrolling through pages of old posts trying to find the article. Well, I am here to tell you there is an easier way to search…

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How to be a Successful TechNet Wiki Author

Introduction This blog post is for the new authors and members planning to become authors in TechNet Wiki. TechNet is a great community where all the authors get very good support, and I’m sure if someone starts writing articles as a new TechNet Wiki author, he/she will feel in few months like we are all one…


Sunday Surprise: why strive for quality?

In my latest articles I’ve been nagging about the importance of quality articles on TNWiki. And besides a genuine call to your fairplay, it has been clear that the major reason was all about governance, rules and guidelines. Mainly because: that’s what I’m facing day by day from the practical perspective of Wiki administration. And…

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Wiki Life: The one excuse you never can use.

You didn’t know.   Although TechNet Wiki is a fairly open platform, it has a major difference with the TechNet and MSDN forums. Do you know which? All have a very strong and interactive community… All have the same Terms of use. All have a very strong social control (although the MSDN/TN Forums have more direct…

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