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This page is meant to provide a general example and template for new Azimuth Library article pages. You can look at its source code to see how the various parts are done. A minimal template is given first which can be copy-and-pasted into newly created pages. The template code is followed by a section which describes the minimal template source in detail.

Feel free to adapt this template to the needs of your page.

See How to for more details about the creation and editing of wiki pages.

Minimal template - code

Don't worry. You can remove any sections that you don't use. They can be restored later.

# Contents
* Automatic table of contents
{: toc}

## Idea ##

**New concept** (in bold text) is followed by a brief description here.

## Details ##

## Examples ##

## Questions ##

## References ##

Add references with a hint where the link links to:

* [Climate model](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_model), Wikipedia

[[!redirects <put lower-case page name here>]]
[[!redirects <put plural of page name here>]]

Minimal template - detailed explanation

An explanation of the Instiki wiki markup code follows:

Contents

# Contents

Creates a top-level header named “Contents.”

* Automatic table of contents
{: toc}

Creates the automatic hierarchical table of contents from the headers embedded in the page. Note: You need both lines in this exact format for this to work properly.

Idea

## Idea ##

Creates a second-level header named “Idea.”

**New concept** (in bold text) is followed by a brief description here.

Changes to the text: “New concept (in bold text) is followed by a brief description here.”

Note the bolding for “New concept” is because of the ** before and after the words, you can also use a double underline __ to create bold words. You can use a single * or _ for italics, so _italics_ will result in italics.

Details

## Details ##

Creates a second-level header named “Details.”

Examples

## Examples ##

Creates a second-level header named “Examples.”

Questions

## Questions ##

Creates a second-level header named “Questions.”

References

## References ##

Creates a second-level header named “References.”

Add references with a hint where the link links to:

* [Climate model](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_model), Wikipedia

This results in:

Add references with a hint where the link links to:

`* `

Makes the reference a list item. Note: There must be a blank line before the * or the list will not work properly.

[Climate model](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_model)

Creates a link using the text “Climate model” to the Wikipedia page at: “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_model.”

For more information on how to create good references, see: the “References” section on the “How to” page.

Redirects

[[!redirects <put page name here>]]
[[!redirects <put page name here>s]]

Redirects are used to indicate to the wiki that certain alternate spellings and wordings represent this same page. The pages are normally case sensitive so it is a good idea to offer redirects so that linking can occur without forcing a particular case. For example, the global warming page using all lower case “global warming” is redirected to the page Global warming which has an upper case for the first word.

For concepts that have different wordings that are equally common you can also include these alternate wordings. For example, this page “Template page” can be referenced by:

  • Template page
  • Template pages
  • template page
  • template pages
  • page template
  • page templates

Here are the redirect commands to indicate these alternate wordings and spellings:

[[!redirects Template page]]
[[!redirects Template pages]]
[[!redirects template page]]
[[!redirects template pages]]
[[!redirects page template]]
[[!redirects page templates]]

Note: The first redirect above, “Template page,” is not required as the page can always be reached by its actual name, which in this case is “Template page.” There is no need to redirect a page to its same name, but there is no harm in doing so. For this reason, many authors choose to include the page name at the top so they can easily see what spellings are acceptable.

Sample article source code

Here is example code for a real article:

# Contents
* Automatic table of contents
{: toc}

## Idea ##

**Biochar** is charcoal created by pyrolysis of biomass, and differs from charcoal only in the sense that its primary use is not for fuel, but for biosequestration or atmospheric carbon capture and storage.  Charcoal is a stable solid rich in carbon content, and thus, can be used to lock carbon in the soil for hundreds to thousands of years.

## Details ## 

Biochar is of increasing interest because of concerns about climate change caused by emissions of carbon dioxide. Biochar is a low-tech way to harness the vast power of plants to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In fact, some people believe the only real chance to fight global warming on the massive scale needed is via massive biochar projects.  Etcetera, etcetera...

## Questions ##

What are the pros and cons of biochar?

What are the biggest biochar projects currently in operation, or planned?

What are the best ways to get large numbers of farmers to create biochar without damaging the environment? What sociological, political or economic research has been done on this question?

What is the fastest feasible rate at which we could ramp up biochar production? What would the effect on carbon dioxide concentrations be? What studies have been carried out on these questions?

(The idea here is to pose questions that people can sink their teeth into — ranging from 'look it up on Google' questions to full-scale research projects.  As answers are found, they should be entered into the article.)

## References  

For more on biochar, see:

* [Biochar Central](http://www.biocharcentral.com/node/52).

* Kurt Kleiner, [The bright prospect of biochar](http://www.nature.com/climate/2009/0906/full/climate.2009.48.html), _Nature Reports Climate Change_, 21 May 2009.

* A. Ernsting and R. Smolker, [Biochar for climate change 
mitigation: fact or fiction?](http://tiny.cc/biochar), _Biofuelwatch_, 2009.

* Rainforest Rescue, [Declaration: ‘Biochar’, a new big threat to people, land, and ecosystems](http://www.regenwald.org/international/englisch/news.php?id=1226).

* [Biochar](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biochar), Wikipedia.

[[!redirects Biochar]]
[[!redirects biochar]]

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