I'm currently working for a team at the local University here in Bern.
The team wants to create of chronology of major events in their subject
and has decided that Mediawiki ist the tool to accomplish their goals.
I'm implementing the application and help them to understand and use
Unfortunately, I've got stuck with a major problem:
Every event should be categorized with one or more category out of ca.
35 predefined ones. As far as I have learned, categorization only works
for articles/pages, but not only for specific elements on a page.
That's a huge conflict since my customers would like to have a
chronological list on one page, like , although preserving
categories for each event.
I already thought about transclusion, but this gives me headaches since
this feature needs a lot of manual work (e.g. creating the page,
editing the content, going back to the chronology list, transcluding
the item). Another problem would be proper naming of subpages - should
we use a real title (events sometimes are hard to summarize in a few
chars), the date (can be a year, a date or even a range like a period)
As far as I realized this really is the only way to go to have a)
categories and b) a listing of all events on one single page.
Transclusion might as well have a huge impact on server performance if
the list reaches a certain level, right?
What do you suggest? Did I overlook something?
Many thanks for your help!
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Need to know if there is a way or a tool that will allow MediaWiki users
to access the wiki AS IF they were in the past. For example, I would
like to filter my wiki to appear as it did (with all the links and
images intact) on July 5, 2006, for example.
Perhaps another term for this feature or filter is *rollback.* I would
like to rollback the wiki to July 5, 2006, on a user-by-user basis. I'm
thinking this would be a filter option or some other feature.
The only way now that we have managed to approximate this ability is to
archive the wiki, take a static picture of it as it exists on a certain
date and then link to it. The user then navigates within that wiki
*universe* without connecting or linking to the current wiki.
The purpose of our wiki is to provide current information on our current
products. However, we must support earlier versions of our products.
The current or live wiki always has current information about our most
recent product versions. Because of the dynamic, internal links within
a wiki page, it seems a user can get easily mislead while researching a
solution to an earlier version and end up on a current version page.
We figured a filter-by-date option or rollback feature would be the best
solution, if it exists. Does anyone know? If no filter or rollback
option is available, is the idea of *archiving* our wiki, freezing it on
a certain date and moving on from there, the only solution?
We are using MediaWiki v1.5.5.
I want to clean up my Database.
1. Is there a way to delete all "deleted" artikles?
When the artikles are deleted I stillcan restore them. Ergo the
artikles and there versions are still in the Database. But I will
delete them forever.
2. And is there a easyer way to delete Versions as delete the Artikel
and restore just the Versions you need?
May Be an extension or something...
Since the upgrade from 1.7.2, external links have been opening in the
same browser window. How do I change that option?
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I want to Create a section on my website that use MediaWiki, that allow only
the User who created the page (any User who choose to submit a page in that
application) and SysOp to be able to edit it,
Is there a way to do that with the current Code.
I assume it will be a Namespace that allow anyone to create articles, but
after that only them will have the right to Edit them (of course the SysOp
i wonder why media wiki do not use (HIP)Human Interactive Proofs for people
who post anonymously, this could reduce the number of vandalism's quite a
Is there any implementation of HIP with mediawiki?
Oh, I completely agree its valid content, and of course I'm not implying that wiki's will replace excel. My point was specifically related to the problem of getting stubborn people to start using the wiki.
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> Well, if they won't search for the answer via google, they aren't going to search for it in the wiki.
Well, it can be quite challenging to find answers for specific Excel issues via Google.
Plus our wiki's database would be a lot smaller than Google's, and its content custom-tailored for frequently recurring issues, so there wouldn't be as many irrelevant results.
> The key is not putting up a page on how to modify a doc. The key is putting the doc itself in the wiki. I know this doesn't translate really to spreadsheets, but you get what I'm saying.
Sure, but the workspace is polygamous; there's will always be many different applications, instead of one app to rule them all. And wikis certainly won't replace Excel any time soon.
So if the doc itself is help for another app, that's valid wiki content... :)
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Does MediaWiki have prefilled versions of new articles as yet? If so,
is it active on Wikimedia or in particular en:wp? The 'start new
article' mediawiki message is getting edited at a furious rate at
present, so I'm suspecting it's the right time for a good prefill.