Help For Users
How can I get an account in QMRAwiki?
If you would like an account to be created for you at wiki.camra.msu.edu, simply send an email with the user name you want to use to Email Camra! and the QMRAwiki Staff will get you set-up. You'll receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to log in. Once you log in, you will be prompted to create a new password.
Can I invite new users to join QMRAwiki?
Yes, simply click the Accounts link in the sidebar on the left. Next, under the Create a Registered User section, click Create an account. You'll need to know the user name the person wants to use. Once you have that, type in the username and the email address of the person you wish to invite and click by email. An email will be sent to the person and they will be able to complete registration.
What do I do if I forget my username?
Click [ here] to bring up a list of registered user names. Hopefully, you can identify your username and the crisis will be averted. If you cannot, email the QMRAwiki staff at Email Camra! and someone will reply with your username.
What do I do if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, type in your username and click the email password button. A temporary password will be emailed to the email account on file. Once you log in, you will be prompted to enter a new password.
How do I change my username?
Contact the QMRAwiki Staff at Email Camra! for changing your username.
How do I change my password?
To change your password, click the my preferences link in the upper right hand corner of the browser window. Under the user profile tab, you will have to enter your old password, then type the new one. You will have to retype the new one to verify spelling, then click the Save button.
You may customize the style in which you display the information by clicking the my preferences link in the upper right hand corner of the browser window. Under the skins tab, you may click the display that best suits you. You may preview these styles by clicking the preview button to the right of the style name. once you have made your selection, click the Save button to apply the new setting.
If you have a particular page or topic of specific interest to you, you can add it to the watchlist and you can opt to receive an email notification when that page is modified (you select the email option under the user profile tab). To add pages to your watchlist, go to the my preferences link in the upper right hand corner of your browser. Under the watchlist tab, select the boxes of the pages you want to watch. Click the Save button to apply the new setting.
QMRAwiki keeps track of all the changes you have made to the wiki. There won't be anything on it unless you have editor privileges on QMRAwiki.
Once you have an QMRAwiki account, the colleague search will create an entry based on your account information, guessing your institution from your email address.
Correcting or adding additional information
The colleague search looks for basic information about you based on your user account, but can also look for additional information based on what is on your QMRAwiki User Page. Examples:
If you want someone to review or enhance the formatting of data or to ask questions that are not addressed on the site, send a message to our staff editors at Email Camra!. If it is a question regarding formatting, be sure to specify the page and subsection that you are editing.
- The list of special pages available in QMRAwiki will help you understand what meta-information is available about the content of QMRAwiki. It is always available near the bottom of the sidebar.
The discussion, or talk, tab is located near the top of the window for each page. It can be used to discuss information on the page with other editors without actually making changes to the page itself. This is useful for users who are unsure of how to edit a page correctly. Our staff editors use the discussion page often and can assist users who contribute to the page.
Some pages cannot be edited directly. If you cannot edit a page but would like to change it, mention it in the discussion section and our staff editors will implement it.