Nanday Conure Frequently Asked Questions

Information about the FAQ system

Introduction
This system is a user-maintained database of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nanday Conures. It may also include general bird information which applies to Nandays. Anybody can add questions and answers, or edit any that already exist. You do not even have to register or log in. Ask questions to which you do not know the answer. Answer someone else's questions. Supply both the question and answer. Edit existing articles to expand or improve the content, correct the spelling or grammar, or improve it in any way. This system is inspired by Wikipedia, a collaboratively written encyclopedia.

Navigation
On the main FAQ page, just click on any question to view its article. While viewing an article, there will be links to the Previous and Next articles. You may start with the first article and read through the entire list by successively clicking on Next. You may get a list of all prior versions of the article which you are viewing by clicking on History. And you may click on Edit to edit the current version.

If there are any questions in the database which have not been answered, a list of them will appear just below the main list on the main FAQ page. Please supply answers for any of these which you feel qualified to respond to by clicking on the question then on Edit.

Near the bottom of the main FAQ page is a link to Sort chronologically. This is the easiest way to see the most recently added or changed articles.

Adding questions
To add a question, click on the Add a question link near the bottom of the main FAQ page. Enter your question. You may also supply the answer if you know it, or you may leave the answer blank, and another user who does know the answer will (hopefully) fill it in later. A rich source of answers may be found in the Nanday Conure Forum. You may copy articles from there to the FAQ, but you should credit the original author(s) in the Edit summary and could also include the URL of the Forum post. Do not include copyrighted material from any source; instead you should either rewrite it in your own words, or just provide a link to the original text.

Questions should be of general interest. Questions which are about your very specific situation may be more appropriate to post on the Nanday Conure Forum. In spite of the name, questions don't really necessarily have to be ones which are frequently asked as long as you think they might be of interest.

Editing articles
To edit the current version or an older version of an article, simply click on Edit while viewing the article. Please note that if you edit an old version and save it, it will become the current version, and you will discard any newer revisions which were previously made to it (although those changes will still be available through the article's History). You may edit both the question and the answer. Feel free to edit no matter how small or large the change (anything from adding a comma to completely replacing the existing article), as long as you feel that doing so will improve the article. There is no need to worry about editing someone else's writings - this FAQ exists to help Nandays and those who care for them, so please do everything you can to make it the best FAQ possible.

If you disagree with the content of an article in a subjective way, you may add information about your point of view to the article, but please do not entirely replace an article just because it expresses opinions which differ from your own opinions.

About html
In general, articles may not contain html. For example, If you type <FONT COLOR="red">, that exact text will appear in the article, rather than the effect which was probably desired. URLs within the text of your message will automatically be made into active links. Do not enter something like <A HREF="http://www.nanday.com/">Go here!</A> -- instead, just enter http://www.nanday.com/ and the program will take care of turning it into a link. Enter the full URL including http:// -- if you just enter something like www.nanday.com/ it will not be converted into a link.

There are a few bits of formatting html which are allowed in your articles: <B> </B> <I> </I> <U> </U>

<B>Bold</B> Bold
<I>Italics</I> Italics
<U>Underline</U> Underline

Spell check
If you have entered an Answer, you may Spell check your answer by clicking on the button so marked. The text of your answer appears, and any words which are not found in our dictionary are listed. A misspelled word is listed in a dropdown menu, marked with the following symbol: ×. The dropdown menu contains suggested replacements for the misspelled word, with the most likely suggestions first. Select a replacement, and repeat with any other misspellings. If no acceptable replacements are found, there's no dropdown menu, but the misspelled word is displayed in red. If a correctly spelled word is erroneously marked as misspelled, you should, of course, keep your original word. If you think the word should be added to our dictionary, please use the link provided to notify us. If the replacement word you need is not in the dropdown menu, you may keep your original word or select the closest replacement, then edit it later. When done with spell check, click Continue to return to your original form, and any corrections you have selected will be applied. You may then edit the answer further, or submit it to be posted.

Filling in the form
When adding or editing an article, you should fill in the Edit summary to briefly describe the changes which you made. As part of the summary, you may use abbreviations and short descriptions such as: new (new article), sp (spelling), gr (grammar), add (add text), rv (revert), uc or lc (upper case or lower case), typo, etc. You should also enter an identifier (name) for yourself. If you are logged in to the Message System and have specified a Message Name, that name will be entered for you automatically by default. You may change it if desired.

When you're done, click on the Save button, and the new or edited article will become the current version.

Revert
If you wish to revert to an earlier edit (for example, because of vandalism to the current version), go to the current version of the article. Then click on History. This will list the Time, Author, and Edit summary for all versions of the article, with the most recent ones first. Click on the time of an earlier version to view it. If this is the "good" version which you wish to restore, click on Edit. Make a note in the Edit summary (you may include "rv" for "revert"), and click on Save this version to make it the current version.

Editorial policy
All articles are subject to editing and/or deletion. Any articles which are off-topic or offensive or abusive or commercial (unless relevant) are subject to deletion.

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