QED is a web-based Content Creation and Management System based on MediaWiki software. This means that once you have logged in, you can start making contributions, but if you have not done so before, please read this page first.
Most of the content on QED is organized into folders. For example, public pages that are part of the Mapping Globalization project are in the MG folder, which consists of the main page, MG, together with pages beginning with the prefix MG/. Each folder may impose read-access restrictions as well as write-access restrictions to pages within the folder. Independently of such folder-based access restrictions, write-access may also be restricted at the discretion of the QED administrators.
For further details about making contributions, press on the Contributions button in the navigation box, or press here.
QED may be thought of as a combination of the following:
- A MediaWikiwp engine with site-specific configuration settings
- Site-specific policies (described in the following section)
- Site-specific templates and extensions
- Site-specific modifications such as folder-based access restrictions.
Please note that some of these ingredients are subject to change.
Princeton University policies apply to QED, including:
In addition to university policies, QED-specific policies regarding copyright, licensing, logins, access, and related matters apply. Details may be found at QED policies.
The basic policies governing access are as follows:
- anyone with a Princeton University LDAP login can login to QED;
- anyone except possibly for anonymous users can view pages in the root folder of the main namespace;
- any page can be made inaccessible to anonymous users (see Restricted:Princeton);
- anonymous users cannot upload files or create or modify any pages;
- anonymous users cannot read pages in the Princeton:, Course:, or Project: namespaces;
- write-access to User: pages is restricted to the user and QED administrators;
- if someone has logged in to QED and has read-access to a page, that person will also have write-access to the corresponding discussion page unless it has been protected;
- In particular, if someone who has logged in can read pages in your User: namespace, that person generally has write-access to your User talk: pages.
- any page can be write-protected from everyone except those with administrative privileges;
- there is a way to define folder-based access restrictions;
- there is a way to define category-based access restrictions;
Copyright and Licensing
- you should not contribute the work of anyone else unless it is out of copyright or unless you have obtained permission to do so both from the copyright holder and from the QED administrators;
- in general, you should only contribute your own work if you agree to license it under a Creative Commons license that allows others to make modifications on this website.
In any event, Princeton University and the QED administrators reserve the right to remove or modify any content from QED at any time without notice, and are under no obligation to preserve contributions in any manner or form.
NOTICE OF ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT
- Folder-Based Access Restrictions
- Category-Based Access Restrictions
To contact a QED administrator, please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.