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"Help"? What exactly do you mean? Below are a few frequently asked questions on the subject of help.

What am I supposed to do?

Nothing much, just browse the site. The Rap Dictionary is an information source that is maintained and groomed by people just like you. The information in the Rap Dictionary is as accurate as the people that enter it. This means that it may very well be on spot, but you may also encounter vague or even wrong explanations.

How do I edit a page?

There are several ways to edit a page:

  • Most pages have an "edit" tab on top of the page. Click on it and you can edit the page
  • Chapters have an "[edit]" link visible on the page. Click on it to edit the text of the chapter below.
  • If you click on a red link (i.e. a link to a non-existing article), you will automatically enter the editmode.

Getting in editmode was the easy part. The difficult part is editing the information on the page. In most cases it will suffice to find the spot where you want to contribute your information, just type it and click on "Save page". However, there is more to editing than just entering text. For example: formatting, making links or categorizing. Just click on the "Editing help" link at the bottom of the screen to get detailed information about your editing options.

The best tip: just mimick the style of other articles. Edit them without saving to see their edit markup. There may be strangely formatted mumbo jumbo in it, but that probably is there for a reason.


How do I add an article to the Rap Dictionary?

The only way to do that is to follow a red link. The preferred way of creating a red link is to edit the Wishlist page and put something like [[your term]] on it. The square braces will make sure the words between them are linked to a new article with the name "Your term". Then save the page, your red link will appear where you added it. Click on it and you are in the editmode of your new article.