Hi all, hi Bernard... probably, my response is a bit late, but I spent
time reading (hopefully!) carefully all the answers...
Thus, my 0,02$:
I think that probably the correct question is: "Please convince me to
make my business model" :-)
I agree with others that probably, the SaaS business models require
closed source. Thus, probably, no choice...
IMHO the open source software implies a different business model,
something similar to "partnership".
Good luck, honestly,
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One one's own MediaWiki site, is there a way to disable talk pages in
userspace other than a talk page for the user's page? In other words,
there would be User:Noob and User_talk:Noob, but no other pages in User
Noob's userspace would have any. There would be, for example, no
User_talk:Noob/sandbox to accompany the sandbox page.
I'm setting up a wiki family, one wiki per (spoken) language: en.mywiki.com, fr.mywiki.com, de.wiki.com, etc. When somebody logs into the English wiki (for example), I want them also logged into the Spanish, French, and German (etc) wikis. So a single visit to any login page is enough.
What's the best way to make this work?
FYI, we're using the LDAPauthentication extension with Active Directory. I've tried Plexcel (a single sign-on system for Active Directory) which I thought would solve our problems, but it couldn't support our fairly strange Active Directory setup.
I looked at $wgSharedDB but it still requires a separate login per wiki.
Anybody tried http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Windows_NTLM_LDAP_Auto_Auth?
Any other ideas?
As our graduation project we are leaving a Wiki for our partners, so they
can build knowledge freely.
Along the process of configuration, we have made a lot of tests and because
of this there are a lot of pages with long histories, a big number of
What we want is to *clean up all the records so that the wiki can start from
“0”.* We want to keep the information in the pages, the pictures and other
files uploaded in the wiki.
We hope someone give us some kind of help.
>>what's not working for you?
The useless feature that allows users pretend to be part of a group while they actually aren't.
>>What version of MediaWiki are you running?
PHP 5.2.8 (apache2handler)
>>Do the desired rights show up for the group on >>Special:ListGroupRights?
Yes, of course: read, upload, etc... .
>>What is the exact code you're using with $wgAutopromote?
$wgAutopromote = array(
'autoconfirmed' => array( '&',
array( APCOND_EDITCOUNT, &$wgAutoConfirmCount ),
array( APCOND_AGE, &$wgAutoConfirmAge ),
'employee' => array( '&',
array( APCOND_EMAILCONFIRMED, &$wgAutoConfirmAge ),
This way, an emailconfirmed user (the one that follows and completes the confirmation procedures) can see itself as a part of the employee group using Special:Preferences.
This, at the same time, doesn't have effect on Special:ListUsers.
The group 'employee' in my MW configuration has some special write permissions managed by a well known extension: $wgSpecialPageLockdown['FormEdit'] = array('employee'); which (you know) doesn't show up in the Special:ListGroupRights.
Of course, when I manually put a user in the desired group (employee) using Special:UserRights, everything works fine.
I do need to actually put a user into a group.
I wonder if there is a way to do this other than using the $wgAutopromote configuration directive.
Do you have any suggestion?
Any help is appreciated.
Thank's a lot.
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Sent: Mon, 24 May 2010 13:51:23 -0400
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] $wgAutopromote - How To
$wgAutopromote doesn't actually put the user into the group; it just sometimes pretends the user is in the group when checking rights (and on Special:Preferences). Ignoring whether this behavior actually makes sense, what's not working for you? The user should have the rights associated with the group, even though he won't be listed in it on Special:ListUsers.
What version of MediaWiki are you running? Do the desired rights show up for the group on Special:ListGroupRights? What is the exact code you're using with $wgAutopromote?
I need a way of having all anonymous users, and only anonymous users, be
members of a uniquely identified group. In mediawiki currently,
anonymous users are part of the * group whilst there are other specific
groups for sysops, autoconfirmed users etc. Does anyone know of a way to
create such a group for only anonymous users?
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I have to move my wiki installation several times a year and it's always a laborious, time-consuming admin task.
I was wondering if there were any plans to make it easier? Would it be possible to develop a script or admin functionality to automate the task - saying breaking it into just two steps: "Export entire wiki" and "Import wiki". It would backup/restore the database, copy any additional files LocalSettings, (uploaded images etc), ...
Another problem I encounter is that one platform has an older version of mediawiki and the new platform has a newer version - but to move the wiki there's no way around installing two versions on one of the servers. Am I missing something?
PS Thanks to all the contributors for the great software - it's really top quality!
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