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Welcome to '''Pedalwiki''', the wiki for the World Human Powered Vehicle Association''.<br>
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Welcome to '''Pedalwiki''', the wiki for the World Human Powered Vehicle Association''!
'''Pedalwiki''' is for everyone interested in the human power movement
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'''Pedalwiki''' is for everyone interested in the human power movement.
  
 
Pedalwiki is interactive, and you do not have to be a member of the WHPVA to join in.
 
Pedalwiki is interactive, and you do not have to be a member of the WHPVA to join in.
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If you just want to leave feedback or to discuss an article, use the "discussion" tab
 
If you just want to leave feedback or to discuss an article, use the "discussion" tab
at the top of every page to add your comments. (You don't need to log in to do this.)
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at the top of every page to add your comments.
  
The WHPVA Board uses the '''Pedalwiki''' to publish information and to keep board work transparent.  
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The WHPVA Board uses '''Pedalwiki''' to publish information and to keep board work transparent.  
  
The WHPVA is a free association of 11 HPV (human power vehicle) groups from all around the world. The WHPVA promotes the development and use of human power. It sanctions and maintains human power vehicle performance records and competitions. For more information, see the main website at http://www.whpva.org
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The WHPVA is a free association of 12 HPV (human power vehicle) groups from all around the world. The WHPVA promotes the development and use of human power. It sanctions and maintains human power vehicle performance records and competitions. For more information, see the main website at http://www.whpva.org
  
The WHPVA Board consists of a representative from each IHPVA member group. See [[WHPVA representatives]]
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The WHPVA Board consists of a representative from each WHPVA member group. See [[WHPVA representatives]].
  
 
== Wiki Instructions, to edit or add content.==
 
== Wiki Instructions, to edit or add content.==
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It was simply too burdensome cleaning out spam to avoid this policy.
 
It was simply too burdensome cleaning out spam to avoid this policy.
  
# Create your account. You must include an email address. Please include your name! If you are a member of an IHPVA-affiliate group, it would nice if your name or 'handle' could include an abbreviation for your group, but it is not strictly necessary.
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# Create your account. You must include an email address. Your name and affiliation would be nice, but it is not strictly necessary except when discussing or voting as a member of a WHPVA-affiliate group.
 
# In a few minutes, you will be sent an email with a web page URL in it.  
 
# In a few minutes, you will be sent an email with a web page URL in it.  
 
# Click on the URL in the email, or cut and paste it into a web browser to bring up the associated page.
 
# Click on the URL in the email, or cut and paste it into a web browser to bring up the associated page.
 
# You now have a confirmed account and can update or change most of the pages in the Pedalwiki.
 
# You now have a confirmed account and can update or change most of the pages in the Pedalwiki.
  
The email address attached to your account is not published anywhere by the Pedalwiki, but other Pedalwiki members can send email to you within the wiki.
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The email address attached to your account is not published anywhere by Pedalwiki, but other Pedalwiki users can send messages to you within the wiki.
  
 
=== Guidelines ===
 
=== Guidelines ===
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• Respect other contributions and be considerate when making changes. Don't break up articles with comments. Either add your comments in sequence, or use the 'discussion' tab at the top of each page.  
 
• Respect other contributions and be considerate when making changes. Don't break up articles with comments. Either add your comments in sequence, or use the 'discussion' tab at the top of each page.  
  
• Be polite. Keep in mind, the IHPVA covers the world, and a wide range of ideas and opinions.  
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• When editing an article, first use the Preview button to check your work, then the Save button. Please describe briefly what you did in the Summary box below the editing window, or click "minor modification".
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• Be polite. Keep in mind, the WHPVA covers the world, and a wide range of ideas and opinions.  
  
 
• Keep contributions short and simple, so they are easy to understand. We use English, which is not the first language for everyone. Try to imagine: you are someone in Russia, or Columbia, really interested in HPVs, and working hard to understand a lot of English words that are not even in many dictionaries! Be thoughtful when making contributions and write using simple sentences.
 
• Keep contributions short and simple, so they are easy to understand. We use English, which is not the first language for everyone. Try to imagine: you are someone in Russia, or Columbia, really interested in HPVs, and working hard to understand a lot of English words that are not even in many dictionaries! Be thoughtful when making contributions and write using simple sentences.
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* Please feel free to help us maintain the site by cleaning out any garbage that spammers may have added. (Don't worry about things that are slightly "off topic". I am talking about ads for sex shops and drugs; you will know it when you see it!)
 
* Please feel free to help us maintain the site by cleaning out any garbage that spammers may have added. (Don't worry about things that are slightly "off topic". I am talking about ads for sex shops and drugs; you will know it when you see it!)
  
* '''Most importantly''', don't let these guidelines restrict you from making contributions! There is a complete history available for each page, so any mistakes you make can be rolled back out in seconds. EXPERIMENT! Have fun.
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* '''Most importantly''', don't let these guidelines restrict you from making contributions! There is a history available for each page, so any mistakes you make can be rolled back out in seconds. EXPERIMENT! Have fun.
  
Tutorials about how to use formatting, create links, and other interesting information can be found at the Wiki site [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents]
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Tutorials about how to use formatting, create links, and other interesting information can be found at the Wikimedia site [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents]. This is the same system as used by Wikipedia. Therefore the Wikipedia help pages could also be helpful: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents]. These pages are also available in many other languages.
  
 
The chair and/or webmaster will review and when necessary moderate all discussions and postings.
 
The chair and/or webmaster will review and when necessary moderate all discussions and postings.

Latest revision as of 10:51, 24 November 2013

Welcome to Pedalwiki, the wiki for the World Human Powered Vehicle Association! Pedalwiki is for everyone interested in the human power movement.

Pedalwiki is interactive, and you do not have to be a member of the WHPVA to join in. We invite your participation at any and all levels! You can roam the site at will on a read-only basis. To update or add new articles however, you must first log in.

If you just want to leave feedback or to discuss an article, use the "discussion" tab at the top of every page to add your comments.

The WHPVA Board uses Pedalwiki to publish information and to keep board work transparent.

The WHPVA is a free association of 12 HPV (human power vehicle) groups from all around the world. The WHPVA promotes the development and use of human power. It sanctions and maintains human power vehicle performance records and competitions. For more information, see the main website at http://www.whpva.org

The WHPVA Board consists of a representative from each WHPVA member group. See WHPVA representatives.

Contents

Wiki Instructions, to edit or add content.

Accounts

You must have a confirmed account to edit wiki pages. It was simply too burdensome cleaning out spam to avoid this policy.

  1. Create your account. You must include an email address. Your name and affiliation would be nice, but it is not strictly necessary except when discussing or voting as a member of a WHPVA-affiliate group.
  2. In a few minutes, you will be sent an email with a web page URL in it.
  3. Click on the URL in the email, or cut and paste it into a web browser to bring up the associated page.
  4. You now have a confirmed account and can update or change most of the pages in the Pedalwiki.

The email address attached to your account is not published anywhere by Pedalwiki, but other Pedalwiki users can send messages to you within the wiki.

Guidelines

You can edit pages, contribute to pages, and create new pages. Please follow these guidelines:

• Respect other contributions and be considerate when making changes. Don't break up articles with comments. Either add your comments in sequence, or use the 'discussion' tab at the top of each page.

• When editing an article, first use the Preview button to check your work, then the Save button. Please describe briefly what you did in the Summary box below the editing window, or click "minor modification".

• Be polite. Keep in mind, the WHPVA covers the world, and a wide range of ideas and opinions.

• Keep contributions short and simple, so they are easy to understand. We use English, which is not the first language for everyone. Try to imagine: you are someone in Russia, or Columbia, really interested in HPVs, and working hard to understand a lot of English words that are not even in many dictionaries! Be thoughtful when making contributions and write using simple sentences.

• If you need to refer to a long document, such as the HPV racing regulations of your organization, you can create a link to another Pedalwiki page and post the regulations there. This will help to keep discussions short and to the point, but make information in detail available to those who are interested. You can also create links to other sites.

  • Please feel free to help us maintain the site by cleaning out any garbage that spammers may have added. (Don't worry about things that are slightly "off topic". I am talking about ads for sex shops and drugs; you will know it when you see it!)
  • Most importantly, don't let these guidelines restrict you from making contributions! There is a history available for each page, so any mistakes you make can be rolled back out in seconds. EXPERIMENT! Have fun.

Tutorials about how to use formatting, create links, and other interesting information can be found at the Wikimedia site [1]. This is the same system as used by Wikipedia. Therefore the Wikipedia help pages could also be helpful: [2]. These pages are also available in many other languages.

The chair and/or webmaster will review and when necessary moderate all discussions and postings.

Enjoy!

Quick Links for IHPVA Board business

WHPVA representatives Names of WHPVA board members
WHPVA Board NEWS Announcements and news
WHPVA Agenda Requests Used to raise issues and requests to the WHPVA Board
WHPVA Proposals Proposals and outstanding business items
WHPVA Voting Used for voting on proposals and other business