Brief note on references and math notation in this Wiki

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References

Yes, you should have references to factual sources in the sections of the Wiki that you write! I don't care too much about the format of the reference itself, as long as the meaning is clear. If your reference includes a working link, you don't have to repeat all the bibliographic information usually required.

Edit this page to see what I enter for these effects. Some fact in this sentence need a reference. [1]

Or, without a link, some more facts here.[2] But even better if you provide a better link to information on the book, for example a link to Amazon.[3].

You make the references display at the bottom of the page like this:

  1. NY Times, 12/27/2014
  2. Peter Kim, The Hacker Playbook: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing, p. 149
  3. Peter Kim, The Hacker Playbook: Practical Guide To Penetration Testing, p. 149

Math

You probably won't need much math notation in our Wiki, but it is handy for things as simple as the population of the world, Failed to parse (Missing <code>texvc</code> executable. Please see math/README to configure.): 7 \times 10^9 . Basically, the Wiki understands simple LaTeX notation:

Failed to parse (Missing <code>texvc</code> executable. Please see math/README to configure.): E=mc^2

Failed to parse (Missing <code>texvc</code> executable. Please see math/README to configure.): \int_0^\infty \frac{\sin(x)}{x} dx = \frac{\pi}{2}

If you have gotten this far, you've probably noticed the bug in this version if MediaWiki and the Math extension, namely that it first flashes an error message and only then loads the math fonts! I couldn't find a fix for this. (Suggestions welcome.)