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Account creation: why and how?
''This page lists some frequently asked questions''==Navigation==
==Content==* ''How do I find content on this site?''
* ''Some of 'Search''' is the key tool. Just start typing what you're looking for in the fact articles that I come acrosssearch bar. The search engine is not very intelligent, do not contain proofs but there are a number of tweaks we have made to it to get you more quickly to the facts/theoremspages you are looking for. See [[Help:Search shortcuts]]. How do I access the proofs?''
The aim is to eventually supply proofs of all In addition, you can use the facts in '''Lookup''' links on the fact articles, left sidebar and if explore the proofs do not exist nowsite in a structured, this category tree fashion. This is not very useful because the articles have not yet been completed. To request a proof in the article, go to the talk page of the article and place a request for the proof theresite has too much content.
* ''I cannot locate enough examples or explanatory text with the definitionsFinally, you can browse, making it hard for me clicking on links from one page to follow the definitions?''another.
The wiki currently is low in examples; this is primarily because we site also has powerful semantic search capabilities, but these are first working on developing a good structure and layoutnot very intuitive for casual visitors. We expect to have more survey articles that discuss various aspects of definitions However, many links within pages are semantically generated, and facts in greater detail than a separate definition article would allow. Suggestions by clicking on these links, you can view and feedback in this regard are welcomemodify the semantic queries.
* ''There isn't enough information about particular concrete situations (like specific groups, specific representations of groups). Where can I find such information?''==Errors==
[[:Category:Particular objects]] is designed to list particular concrete objects, that are more or less unique up to isomorphism. These are in a more primitive state than * ''Is the other articles content on the wiki. The delay in articles on particular, specific objects is because we feel these are too important to be documented before the structure of the rest of the wiki is sound.this site accurate?''
==Editing==We strive for maximal accuracy, but a lot of content has not been proofread carefully, and the complexity and quantity of content make errors inevitable.
* If you think you''Can I disable ve found an error, report it in this short [http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/subwiki-error-report external anonymous survey]. You can also view a log of some past errors (that stayed on the site for a nontrivial length of time before being fixed) at the rich text editor?''[[Groupprops:Error log|error log page]].
Go to [[Special:Preferences]] If you create a login, you can track the error log page and in hence be notified when an error (satisfying some criteria) is corrected on the '''Editing''' tab, select '''Disable rich editor'''site.
* ''Sometimes, when If I click on 'm not sure the edit button for a section or subsectionsite is error-free, I reach another page. Why is thiswhat's the point in using it?''
Some sections and subsection headers are templateThe site is ''mostly'' error-generatedfree. Generally, and when you click on such subsections, you go errors are unlikely to be present in the corresponding template page. To edit content within overall flow and gist but may exist in small details such sections or subsectionsas missing elements from lists, please use the '''edit''' button on the top typographical errors in numbers (a 7 instead of the articlean 8), poorly rendered math, or in the smallest higher-level section containing itetc.
==ViewingIf you're a newcomer to the subject, scrolling through the pages should give you a fairly good idea of the material, and the minor errors (to the extent they exist) probably won't affect you at all since they'll be in details you will not pay much attention to anyway. If you're experienced in the subject, the errors will probably be things you will confidently catch if you notice them, saving and exporting==are unlikely to mislead you.
In most cases, we strive to provide clear explanations and justifications for all statements. For statements that lack justifications, take with a pinch of salt. For any statement that seems fishy, click through on links to further elaboration and see if that further elaboration checks it out. In many cases, we provide implementations in GAP to cross-check or verify statements. All in all, please use this site to learn material, but if you directly copy from it for either homework assignments or anything mission-critical without doing your due diligence, we don't take responsibility for any errors introduced in your work. ==Account creation: why and how?== * ''Is there any reason to create an account on this site?'' If you only want to surf the site content, you do ''not'' need to create a login. All parts of the site, as of now, are visible to users without logins. To create an account so as to be able to edit pages occasionally or maintain watchlists of pages, please email vipul.wikis@gmail.com with your request. We've disabled automatic account creation due to the large volume of spam account creation. * ''The math rendering Seriously, is uneventhis a 20th century site? You don't support Facebook Connect or OpenID!'' We will look into supporting such functionality in the future, but this is not a priority, because the site, as of now, is largely designed for reading, not active interaction. Can  ==For heavy users== ===Features that don't require login=== * ''I live and breathe this be changedsite. Do you have a search plugin?''
You can change your math viewing optionsWe have a plugin for Firefox. There are two versions [http://subwiki.org/searchplugins.html here]. We recommend the Go to plugin. This offers search suggestions as you type. See also [[SpecialHelp:PreferencesSearch shortcuts]] and select [[Help:Semantic search and browsing]] to have a really fast search experience on the '''Math''' part. You can decide the option with which to view mathsite.
* ''How do I print articles?''
The toolbox contains a ''Printable version'' option, which you can use to generate a version that is suitable for printing. This does not require a login.
* ''I would like to download a large number of the articles. Can this be done?''
Go to [[Special:Export]] and list all the articles that you want exported (each article name in one line). You can also add all the articles from a particular category. This exports the articles as a XML file. The XML file can be imported into any MediaWiki wiki using the [[Special:Import]] feature of that wiki. * ''Can I obtain the articles in other formats?'' We are considering a PDF export feature, but as of now, this is not possible. However, there are softwares/extensions that you can install on your browser or computer that can "print" to PDF. Click on "Printable version" and you can then "print" from there to PDF. ===Features that require login=== * ''The math rendering is uneven. Can this be changed?'' If you have a login, you can change your math viewing options. Go to [[Special:Preferences]] and select the '''Math''' part. You can decide the option with which to view math. * ''How do I track articles?'' You can click the '''watch''' tab at the top of the article you wish to watch, or alternatively, you can directly edit your [[Special:Watchlist|watchlist]]. You can also use RSS/Atom feeds to keep track of articles. For this, click the "history" tab at the top of the article, go to the toolbox on the left, and click the links for RSS or Atom.
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