# Help:Contents

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## Welcome

Welcome to the help section of $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$. We hope to provide you with the information you are looking for; if you can't find it, please feel free to ask away on Help:Questions.

Have something that you think should be added but don't know how to prove yourself? Add it to this page. Please note, however, that $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ is a compendium of proofs, not an online math Q&A forum.

Before bothering you with any of the specifics that have come to constitute the $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ style, there are two things we want to draw attention to: **sandboxes** and **discussion page etiquette**.

### Sandbox

The $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ sandbox is a great place to test out your $\LaTeX$ and wiki skills without having to tamper with an actual page.

If you don't want to use the main sandbox, you can always create your own personal one at the web address `http://www.proofwiki.org/wiki/User:your_username/Sandbox`.

### Discussion Pages

When you post on a discussion page be sure to include your signature. This includes your username (with a link to your user page), and a timestamp of when the edit was made. You can include your signature by pressing the signature button on the taskbar above the editing window (second button from the right). You can also manually insert your signature.

Wiki Code | Appearance | Description |
---|---|---|

~~~ | User | Username with link to user page |

~~~~ | User 12:34, 1 January 2012 (UTC) | Same as above with timestamp |

Signatures are often preceded by -- (two dashes) to separate the signature from the text body, although this is not necessary.

## Help pages

The structure of the help section is roughly as follows:

- Editing: comprehensive general documentation; good first read
- Page Editing: details on how $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ pages are to be structured
- Source citations: how to refer to source works
- Categories: how to structure $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ by categories
- Disambiguation: how to deal with ambiguous names for theorems and definitions

- Wiki Editing: dealing with the MediaWiki architecture
- Redirects: how to redirect a page to another
- Transclusion: how to include the contents of a page on another
- $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ Extension: documentation of $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$-specific extensions of MediaWiki

- $\LaTeX$ Editing: how to typeset mathematics

- Page Editing: details on how $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ pages are to be structured

- House Style: information on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$-specific rules and conventions

- Templates: documentation of various templates that are commonly used on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$