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I am sure that everyone here has heard of  'Wikipedia'. In case you haven't, this is what they say about themselves:
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Wikipedia  a free, collaboratively edited and multilingual Internet encyclopaedia supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 22 million articles (over 3.9 million in English alone) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. Almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site, and it has about 100,000 regularly active contributors. As of June 2012, there are editions of Wikipedia in 285 languages. It has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, ranking sixth globally among all websites on Alexa and having an estimated 365 million readers worldwide. It is estimated that Wikipedia receives 2.7 billion monthly pageviews from the United States alone.

We have added a new code to the system which will allow users to include a citation from Wikipedia (if there is one) on anything that you chose to mention in your posts. To apply such a citation, simply highlight the text you wish to provide further information on and click on the button with the 'W' on it. (2nd row, third from the right on my system).

Once you have posted your message, the reference will appear underlined with the word 'Wiki' to the right of it. If you click on the underlined word(s) the Wikipedia reference will open in a new tab.

Here are a few examples:

[wiki]Antonis Samaras[/wiki] is the current [wiki]Prime Minister of Greece[/wiki]

[wiki]Corfu[/wiki] is a great island to visit.

[wiki]David Beckham[/wiki] is a great footballer.

Simples! Have fun!

Bob.
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Re: New Wikipedia code to link directly to articles in Wikipedia
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 12:32:18 AM »
Testing,

[wiki]Corfu[/wiki]

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Re: New Wikipedia code to link directly to articles in Wikipedia
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 12:33:50 AM »
Ha Ha!

[wiki]Brilliant[/wiki] !!

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Re: New Wikipedia code to link directly to articles in Wikipedia
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 09:08:56 AM »
Steve,

It looks like I pleased somebody!

Bob
« Last Edit: June 26, 2012, 08:01:59 PM by Bob »
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