Silcone Synapse, Hi, thank you for replying to this idea. Gary Webb sounds like a case that should definitely have a page regarding such types of
death, I mean alleged suicides that are suspicious and seem like they could instead actually be murders.
I was thinking right now that perhaps it would be a good idea to create a category for such pages, maybe it could be called "People whose alleged
suicides are suspected to have been murders", or something like that.
Anyway, I will list the names in the new tinWiki "Wanted Pages" page, that have come up here and which aren't listed already, William One Sac's
suggestion of Jim Morrison, and my suggestion of Hunter S. Thomson.
As for Gary Webb
, I was going to initiate a page about him right now and discovered that a page was in
fact recently created a couple of months ago, by user Red. Right now it's very short, and with a fairly "acerbic" or ironic or something tone. I
will add to that article using the information you posted. Since the articles in tinWiki are open to, and supposed to, be edited by anyone who can
contribute, it would of course be great if you'd like to improve the information. A wiki is a collaborative website writing project, which also means
one can edit articles started by other people, and other people might also edit articles started by oneself (is that a word?). Each page has its own
talk page, though, so the writing of each article can be discussed.
In case you are not familiar with formatting wiki pages I'll just quickly mention that it's somewhat like the bb codes in these forum posts. Line
breaks are made simply by pressing Enter, like normal. Links are made by surrounding the url with square brackets. (Preferably write the name of the
target page inside the square brackets -- after the url + a blank space, that way the link will appear with a sensible name instead of as just a url.)
Anyway, there is a toolbar, like there is here when writing forum posts, so that should be of some help with formatting. For more extensive help with
editing the wiki pages, look here
Anyway, I appreciate it that you support this idea for articles. And again, feel free to work on pages, the only rules that are probably important are
to write in one's own words and to name one's sources (for example at the bottom of the article text). As they say, "have fun!" :-)
edit: About link formatting, I made a mistake -- it's really to either 1) just paste the link as it is, or 2) put the space and name after and
surrounding with brackets. Only brackets (and no space and name) will make a tiny reference number instead... Those are useful too sometimes, but not
for making a regular link. Sorry that I mixed that up a bit.
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