I've merged the SCHEMA_WORK branch into HEAD for 1.5. For those who
have forgotten, this implements the schema change proposed here:
This gives us revision_id numbers on all revisions (current and old)
and reduces the size of the main tables which get constantly searched
by pulling big text bits out.
This made a lot of changes, so it's very possible that some things are
broken. Overwriting pages moves are almost certainly not working right,
and the history compression should be checked over before being used.
Run the updater script (update.php) to convert an existing HEAD wiki to
the new schema. Some additional smaller schema changes may be made
before we finalize for 1.5 release.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
Would it be possible to prevent the same article from being undeleted
twice (or more) at the same time? This happened twice today and has
caused the duplication of the (en:) history of [[U.S. presidential
election, 2004]], and the quadruplication (!) of the history of [[George
Allan Crossman - a.crossman(a)blueyonder.co.uk
The Moon is Waxing Gibbous (54% of Full)
I just installed MediaWiki 1.4beta2 and I found the file
includes/AuthPlugin.php, I've tried to find some documentation on how to
use it, but couldn't find anything.
Could anyone give me some hint on how I can use it?
For some reason, i'm not getting any mail from commons-l. I just found
this reply to my proposal (Why not treat every page as a category?) in
the archive and would like to answer it in the hope that the list will
work now. (full quote, because this mail also goes to wikitech-l, as it
is a request for a software feature)
Delphine (notafish) wrote:
> OK, I think I get the idea now.
> However, it still leaves open the discussion of multilingualism. If we
> want to allow for every language to put in their categories, or do a
> redirect, display will still be in whatever language has been
> considered default, and not of any use to non-default language
> On another note, while this may work for images, the display of other
> media files will be rendered very complicated if those files are not
> self-comprehensive, ie. if they're not named accoding to their
> content, in a language everybody understands.
> How do you plan to address that ?
Multi-Language-Support was not on my mind when I wrote that proposal.
But thinking about it, I belive by adding a few more feature we would be
able to cope with this, too. As I already wrote on , i would suggest
1) It was much discussed that it would be good to show the link-title
which is placed after the "|" in the category link in the category
listing/as the thumbnail label, in order to have meaningful names in
categories, especially for images. Also, as of 1.4 people can choose
their preferred interface languag. We could combine those two features
with the concept of named parameters [[...|foo=bar|...]] as used with
Allow a category-link to look like this:
giving a default label and labels for specific languages. Then, when
building the category listing, use the label corresponding to the users
interface language, if it is given. If not, use the default label. The
label should be used for sorting, and should be shown as the link
text/thumbnail label respectively.
2) Maybe one could even use the same concept to implement localized
image labels: [[Image:Foobar.png|The Foo bar|de=Der Fuh-Balken|jp=...]]
- that should not be too hard.
3) The one think still missing would be localizing the name of the
page/category. Maybe an #ALIAS [[category:xyz]] directive could be added
for categories (or the categorisation-aspect of pages, as by my original
proposal): If #ALIAS [[Foo]] is placed in category/article Bar, plages
and images added to cat Foo and to cat Bar would end up in the same
"pool". The Pages for Foo and Bar would have different textual content
and titles, but would list the exact same articles, images and
subcategories. Subcategories would need some more thought, though,
because in the german cat I want to have the german names of the
Dolphin already said on  there that he likes my first idea. what do
And especially to the developers - how hard would it be to do that?
I just wrote an extension that hashar was kind enough to commit to cvs.
It is named enumcat. Its purpose is to display the members of a category
in a normal page, with a pipe separator.
Please bear with me if the code is ugly. I know it is, but it is my
very first program in php. Among other inelegant things, the
syntax: it uses the second parameter (sortkey) of a category
to display its text, which is not the standard use of a sortkey.
I've merged Tom's E-notif patch to CVS HEAD for MediaWiki 1.5, with
some slight tweaks. Everybody please test to confirm that things aren't
broken in the default states or with the new options enabled.
You'll need to run the updaters (maintenance/update.php or run the
installer) to rearrange some bits in the database. user_newtalk has
been merged into watchlist, and watchlist entries are now split up for
separate entries for page & talk and have a last-viewed timestamp. User
entries also now have an e-mail authentication flag/timestamp.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
i agree that wikipedia could use a visualization aid, although i
doubt opinions will be the same on what form this should take before
it's been seen.
i am working on a hypermenu, but i'm also taking the demo first, ask
questions later approach. why whine if you're already certain what
you're doing is going to be useful? just mirror wikipedia and get
if i were going to whine, i'd whine about RAMBOT and Geo RSS. :)
Is Rambot's code under an open license?
What are the plans for wikipedia to publish geo rss for pages that
have Geography edits with Latitude and Longitude coordinates?
> here is an extract from a short talk i had on irc lately:
> >kakau does anyone present remember this posting concerning a
> wikipedia visual navigator? my very humble suggestion (about 2
> ago) was then bluntly rejected for no clearcut reasons or let's put
> the other way: did anyone of you once come across
> http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/ or touchgraphs wikibrowser
> http://www.touchgraph.com/TGWB_101_SS.html ???
> >hashar I did I dont think we can use that on wikipedia
> servers, it
> will generate too many queries for the DB servers
> kakau and exactly *this* is *not* true. all you'd need to make
> work would be a wiki "action" that only listed either the
> hyperlinks or
> the categories or both of one article at a time... look at
> tgwikibrowser. it's fairly straigthforward. while you are in
> mode, the load would be even less than for a full text query
> >hashar that s still one more query made additional queries to
> the tree
> >kakau you won't have one person do both at the same time:
> people navigate through "bubbles" or through text. this argument is
> nil... 8) some people, just to insist a bit more, do in fact like
> http://www.kartoo.com/ which is not so far from my suggestion,
> either i
> just cannot imagine that the outside world is really busy and keen
> visual navigation just for laughs i'd rather think that the idea
> some "extra value"... for the "customer"
> as an aside: i think i posted an idea about a "semantic wikipedia"
> one year ago. the idea, sadly enough, was turned down too. now we
> categorization in full bloom. whom exactly should i address to
> make my
> visual navigation proposal be heard?
Do someone know an extension for Firefox or MSIE that allow regular
expression searching into page content ? It may be very usefull for
search into big maintenance pages (like RC, New pages, etc.).
Here's a weird one. Any idea where this could be happening? Something
substituting words in his browser?
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: BEST1FORTHEJOB(a)aol.com <BEST1FORTHEJOB(a)aol.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:20:35 EST
Subject: Notice of error
Hello. I am new to Wikipeida and discovered an error that I attempted
to edit twice to no avail. I was researching the Russian Orthodox
Church and reading about the physical church buildings and spires and
such and came across the Gospel of John which is appearing as "mcgd".
I edited this twice, changing "mcgd" to "John" and though it was saved
I later reached that page and saw that "mcgd" is back.
Can you help? I noticed the letter combination of "mcgd" on other
websites where the discussion was pertaining to God or spiritual
things. Once this appeared on a website of a newspaper in South
Florida and again on a website of a newspaper in Washington, D.C.
I didn't think it was a coincidence, but some kind of computer glitch
or even computer code. I would like to know your thoughts on this and
would ask that you edit the portion of the Wikipedia (English) that I
attempted to fix.
I thank you.
>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The four followers of Jesus whose writings form the four Gospels of
the New Testament. They are Matthew, Mark, Luke and mcgd.