Arena 1.5:Articles

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An article is a text-only document written by an Arena user, and published on Arena for other users to read and comment upon.

Contents

Read an article

First, you need to find an article to read. You may do this in the following two ways:

  1. Search for an article. To learn more see Search.
  2. Click on an article's title to view it and read it.

If you find an article that you feel is offensive or illegal, inform a member of library staff.

Create an article

  • Do not include personal information, such as name, telephone number, home address, email address, or other details that may be used maliciously.
  1. Click Write article on the toolbar near the top of the screen.
  2. In the Create article section, click Create article. The article editor screen will open.
  3. In Name type the title of the article.
  4. In Available languages select the language that the article will use.
  5. In Description type a brief description of the article. This will appear below the article title in Arena.
  6. In Body type the body of the article.
  7. If the article is not yet ready to save, tick Draft. Draft articles are not visible to other Arena users.
  8. Click Create to create the article, or click Cancel to abandon and lose the article.

The article editor toolbar

Article Editor Toolbar

To find out what an icon does when clicked, point the mouse cursor at it. I descriptive tooltip will appear.

To hide the toolbar, click the X icon in the top-right corner of the toolbar. The toolbar will re-appear when you click inside the Description or Body sections.

Publish an article

When writing an article, you may need to create and save a few drafts of it before you are happy for other Arena users to see it. When an article is marked as a draft, only you may see it. When your article is finished, you can enable other Arena users to see it by ending its draft status.

  1. Find the article you want to publish. To learn more see Search.
  2. When you have found the article, click the article title.
  3. In the Article details section, click Edit.
  4. Untick Draft.
  5. Click Update to publish the article.
  • If you no longer want the article, click Delete to delete it.

Edit an article

  • Do not include personal information, such as name, telephone number, home address, email address, or other details that may be used maliciously.
  1. Find the article you want to edit. To learn more see Search.
  2. When you have found the article, click the article title.
  3. In the Article details section, click Edit.
  4. In the Edit article section, click Edit article. The article editor screen will open.
  5. If the article is not yet ready to save, tick Draft. Draft articles are not visible to other Arena users.
  6. Click Update to save the changes to the article, or click Cancel to abandon and lose the changes to the article.
  • If you no longer want the article, click Delete to delete it.

Delete an article

  1. Find the article you want to delete. To learn more see Search.
  2. When you have found the article, click the article title.
  3. In the Article details section, click Edit.
  4. Click Delete to delete the article.
  5. At the confirmation prompt, click OK to delete the article.
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