The PIUG has several kinds of content as described in Wiki Tip - What Differentiates Blog Posts, PIUG-DF and Other Discussion Forum Topics, and Other Content Pages?. This page you're reading now is a Confluence page placed in the wiki hierarchy under the Wiki Tips and Help Pages - Using the PIUG Wiki in the PIUG Space, although you may be reading it via the alerting email message if you are watching the PIUG Space.
Each time you create a page, forum topic, or blog post, you're creating it in a space. Spaces are containers used to contain pages with related content, either for the PIUG community as a whole or for one of the many PIUG Committees and Teams. The admins can set up a space for each team in your organization, for projects, a combination of both, or for any reason you want to group pages together. See Spaces for more information.
Discussion forums are a special organizational feature for spaces. Each space may have unlimited discussion forums, often one for each sub-committee, sub-team or function within the committee or team. A Forum page is like any other Confluence page except that the PIUG wiki uses a forum app to organize pages for groups of users and provides users with a summary table--a table of contents if you will--that organizes forum topics (pages). It is possible to organize by forums even if the set of pages isn't explicitly designated as a forum, which is the case for both Wiki Tips and Help Pages - Using the PIUG Wiki in order to provide users with handy summary tables. Forums also have search boxes that allow users to search just within those forums rather that all the content in the PIUG wiki in all its different forums, reference pages, blogs and spaces using the main search box on every wiki page.
When you are editing the new page, you may move to anywhere in the wiki, even outside discussion forums, using the location tasks, images, macros and links, or use one of the useful blueprints to capture meeting notes, decisions, and more. Don't rely on comments to pull together important information.function to the right of the page title on the edit screen. Pages are where users should capture all the important (and unimportant) information related to a particular matter. Start with a blank page and use it like a word processor to add rich text,
You may also restrict pages to specific individuals or wiki groups, such as members-only or corresponding to committees or teams. Restrictions flow downward. In other words, when a space, forum or page has limited access, every page or forum within that space or forum or below that page inherits the restrictions from "above." Therefore, restrictions can only be further narrowed from the inherited restrictions. For example, topic pages within a forum many be set to be more restricted than the parent forum. Contact your Wikimaster (wikimaster at piug dot org) for assistance with setting page restrictions.
Blog posts look like other wiki pages but are treated differently from them by Confluence. Blog posts and other pages, including PIUG-DF topics, are not interconvertible and even wiki administrators cannot move entries from one to the other. Choose in advance where to post based on the type of information based on Wiki Tip - What Differentiates Blog Posts, PIUG-DF and Other Discussion Forum Topics, and Other Content Pages?.
Finally, all pages and blogs may have comments. Comments are associated with pages or blog posts but are stored separately. While comments and replies to them are great for conversation, it can be hard to put together important points from multiple contributors. Users should update and edit page and blog content with new, significant information learned after the original was posted. You may also post inline comments: (1) highlight the text you want to comment on; (2) choose the add comment button that appears above the highlighted text; and (3) type your comment and choose Save. Other users may also reply to or edit comments by using the extended menu icon.
See the Create and Edit PIUG Wiki Pages help page for much more information.