Deme Glossary

Items represent most of the content on a Deme site. Click on each item type to learn more.

Address Contact Method is a type of Contact Method.

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all address contact methods

Advertisement is a type of Document.

Documents represent items that people work on together.

Instead of creating documents directly, you create specific types of documents, like file documents (used for uploading files), image documents or text documents.

See all advertisements

Agents perform actions on the site.

Human users are represented by people, a special type of agent.

If you have administrative abilities, you'll be able to Login as the Admin agent to make major changes to the site.

See all agents

A Poll is a collection of propositions that are presented as a poll to a specific group.

An Agree disagree poll allows poll participants to either agree, disagree, or not answer propositions.

See all agree disagree polls

Aim Contact Method is a type of Contact Method.

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all AIM contact methods

Anonymous Agent is a type of Agent.

Agents perform actions on the site.

Human users are represented by people, a special type of agent.

If you have administrative abilities, you'll be able to Login as the Admin agent to make major changes to the site.

See all anonymous agents

Approve Plurality Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Approve Plurality Decisions

Approve Threshold Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Approve Threshold Decisions

Approve Threshold Eligible Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Approve Threshold Eligible Decisions

Authentication Methods allow users to login as agents.

See all authentication methods

Bachelors Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all bachelors Symsys careers

Calendar is a type of Collection.

A Collection is a group of items.

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Choose N Poll is a type of Poll.

A Poll is a collection of propositions that are presented as a poll to a specific group.

See all choose n polls

Choose Plurality Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Choose Plurality Decisions

Choose Threshold Eligibles Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Choose Threshold Eligibles Decisions

Choose Threshold Participants Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Choose Threshold Participants Decisions

Choose Unanimous Decision is a type of Decision.

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all Choose Unanimous Decisions

A Collection is a group of items.

See all collections

Comments are used to discuss items. Currently there are only Text comments.

See all comments

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all contact methods

Custom URLs let you create a path to an item.

For example, to have http://www.yoursite.com/about/ point to an HTML document named "About Page", set:

  1. Item name to "About Page URL"
  2. Viewer to "htmldocument"
  3. Action to "show"
  4. Aliased item to the About Page item
  5. Parent URL to your base Site item
  6. Path to "about"

To set up http://www.yoursite.com/about/team, you'd set Parent URL to the Custom URL for the about page, to the "About Page URL" item.

See all custom URLs

Decisions are used in polls to keep track of how groups decide.

See all decisions

A Deme account is a basic authentication method.

  1. Choose an agent
  2. Create a username and password
  3. Login as that agent by choosing Deme account from the login menu
See all Deme accounts

Deme settings are created from the Modify settings page.

See all Deme settings

Discussion boards are a place for users to have discussions.

See all discussion boards

A Django template document can be used to affect the website's entire layout.

By default, Deme uses Bootstrap to layout the page. For example, to have content in two columns, enter "<div class='row'><div class='col-sm-6'>First Column</div><div class='col-sm-6'>Second Column</div></div>". Learn more from the Bootstrap docs.

For more details on how to use Django template documents, see the Deme documentation.

See all Django template documents

Documents represent items that people work on together.

Instead of creating documents directly, you create specific types of documents, like file documents (used for uploading files), image documents or text documents.

See all documents

Email Contact Method is a type of Contact Method.

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all email contact methods

Event is a type of Html Document.

HTML documents let you create and edit HTML content using a rich text editor.

Use custom URLs to make links to HTML documents.

See all events

Excerpts refer to a part of another item.

See all excerpts

Faculty Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all faculty Symsys careers

Fax Contact Method is a type of Contact Method.

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all fax contact methods

A File document lets you upload a file from your computer to the site.

Images should be uploaded as image documents.

See all file documents

A Folio is a special collection that belongs to a group.

See all folios

Group Agent is a type of Agent.

Agents perform actions on the site.

Human users are represented by people, a special type of agent.

If you have administrative abilities, you'll be able to Login as the Admin agent to make major changes to the site.

See all group agents

A Group is a type of collection that contains agents as members.

Groups have:

  • Social network style pages
  • Group folios for collecting related items
  • Group agents that can be used to represent the entire group when taking actions
See all groups

Honors Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all honors Symsys careers

Html Advertisement is a type of Html Document.

HTML documents let you create and edit HTML content using a rich text editor.

Use custom URLs to make links to HTML documents.

See all HTML advertisements

HTML documents let you create and edit HTML content using a rich text editor.

Use custom URLs to make links to HTML documents.

See all HTML documents

Image Document is a type of File Document.

A File document lets you upload a file from your computer to the site.

Images should be uploaded as image documents.

See all image documents

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all items

Masters Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all masters Symsys careers

Memberships allow items to be put into collections.

See all memberships

Minor Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all minor Symsys careers

Non-Interactive Html Document is a type of Html Document.

HTML documents let you create and edit HTML content using a rich text editor.

Use custom URLs to make links to HTML documents.

See all non-interactive HTML documents

An OpenID account is a authentication method that allows users to use their OpenID to log in.

See all OpenID accounts

People (a type of agent) represent real life people who use the site.

Adding users
  1. Create a new person
  2. Give them an authentication method
See all people

Phone Contact Method is a type of Contact Method.

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all phone contact methods

A Poll is a collection of propositions that are presented as a poll to a specific group.

See all polls

Program Staff Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all program staff Symsys careers

Proposition is a type of Html Document.

HTML documents let you create and edit HTML content using a rich text editor.

Use custom URLs to make links to HTML documents.

See all propositions

Researcher Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all researcher Symsys careers

A Site represents a website.

The site title and logo can all be changed by editing a site.

To change the look and feel of a site, edit its Default Layout.

A Deme installation can be configured to have multiple sites which all have access to the same items.

See all sites

Student Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all student Symsys careers

Subscriptions allow people to be notified via contact method whenever a specific item is edited, commented on, deactivated, etc.

See all subscriptions

Symsys Affiliate is a type of Person.

People (a type of agent) represent real life people who use the site.

Adding users
  1. Create a new person
  2. Give them an authentication method
See all Symsys affiliates

Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all Symsys careers

Text Advertisement is a type of Text Document.

Text documents let you store arbitrary text.

For rich text editing, consider using HTML documents.

See all text advertisements

Text comments work with discussion boards as well as any item that has comments.

See all text comments

Text Document Excerpt is a type of Excerpt.

Excerpts refer to a part of another item.

See all text document excerpts

Text documents let you store arbitrary text.

For rich text editing, consider using HTML documents.

See all text documents

Thesis Symsys Career is a type of Item.

All content on the site are stored and treated as Items.

Instead of creating items directly, you create specific types of items, like people or documents.

See all thesis Symsys careers

Transclusions allow one item to point to a very specific location of a specific version of another item.

See all transclusions

Viewer requests represent actions taken on specific items (or types of items) within the Deme site.

Instead of directly creating viewer requests, you can either create sites or custom URLs.

See all viewer requests

A WebAuth account is a authentication method that allows users to use their Stanford WebAuth account to log in.

See all WebAuth accounts

Webpages store website URLs.

See all webpages

Website Contact Method is a type of Contact Method.

Contact methods are assigned to specific agents.

See all website contact methods

For Internet Explorer users: Click on the Tools menu, located at the top of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Full Screen.

For Chrome users:Click on the Chrome "wrench" icon, located in the upper right hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the choice labeled Full Screen.

For Firefox user:Click on the View menu, located at the top of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the option labeled Full Screen.

For Safari users: Safari currently does not support the ability to go fullscreen.