There is one quite broad problem in Wikipedia. That's the problem, that
if the page is linked or included into template, it becomes listed on
"whatlinkshere" for all the pages that use this template.
It makes very long lists of "whatlinkshere" (for example,
almost no pages directly link to these pages. In result, it is almost
impossible to find the pages that really use respective templates or
images (to fix or to view use example).
The question is: should this problem be considered feature (and there
are important reasons for it to act like it does), or a bug (and it
could be fixed in foreseeable future)?
Being the sick man that I am, I've hooked up mwdumper to the search
server to do fresh search index builds out of the page dumps.
This is accomplished thanks to the lovely IKVM Java-on-Mono layer:
The new Wikisource sites are now searchable, and I've set up a search
server in yaseo for the sites Tim has moved there (ko, ms, th, ja
wikipedias). I'm running fresh rebuilds on the rest of the non-wikipedia
and, to follow, wikipedia wikis.
This should tide us over until somebody (perhaps even me!) gets around
to fixing up the on-the-fly update server to not balloon up and die from
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
Magnus Manske wrote:
>David Gerard wrote:
>>A previous version of the code (not the current version, I think?)
>>loaded *all* revisions of the article being rated, and switching it on
>>would have caused an extremely unhappy DB server and a top-50 error
>>message pretty much instantly ;-)
>I *think* I fixed this...
So how do we establish this to Brion's satisfaction?
Please could somebody of the developers deactivate the image upload on
I made a request for this on the wiki since July . There were little response
to this (but this is not astonishing, because there a few regular contributors
at all) and no real concerns against it. Reasons for the deactivating are, that
we have no expertise on legal issues regarding images so we couldn't sort out
violations of licences effectively if such would occur. Additionally we have
only generated around 100 images in two and a halv years of existence of which
I already deleted 50, because they were duplicates of images which are now on
Commons. So it seems better, when users of nds.wikipedia esteem the Commons as
their main image repository.
Admin on nds.wikipedia
Erik Moeller wrote:
>Update of /cvsroot/wikipedia/phase3/includes
>In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv14307/includes
> DefaultSettings.php Parser.php
>new config option: $wgAllowExternalImagesFrom
>motivation: people want to remove the wikimedia logos, which are non-free,
>from commons. using this, we could move them to a trusted directory on the
>wikimedia servers, and access them from all wikis using absolute URLs.
This will break static HTML dumps and any other offline usage. Can't we
just change Commons policy instead?
-- Tim Starling
> I am trying to change the navigation sidebar in a Media Wiki 1.5
> environment installed with Romanian as default language. I tried editing
> the MediaWiki:Sidebar page, which did come up, but the change does not
> show up in the interface. Do I need to address a Romanian-specific
> namespace (and if yes, what is that?) or do I have to mess up with the
> php files?
(this is just my best guess, apologies if you have already tried this)
In "MediaWiki:Sidebar", do you have something like
"randompage-url|randompage" somewhere in there?
If so, and you change "MediaWiki:randompage" from "Pagină aleatoare"
to "This is a test", does it show up in the interface? You can also
change "MediaWiki:randompage-url" to point somewhere else.
(I.e. MediaWiki:Sidebar is just a form of indirection, it's not the
literal text that shows up in the interface).
All the best,
j'avais écrit (il y a peut-être un mois) un article sous votre site, sur la
Communauté française (structure créée par la constitution de 1958). Celui ci a
été, apparemment, anéanti, pour des raisons qui m'échappent,et remplacé par
un "stab". Avez-vous quelques éclairages à ce sujet?
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I came across what most likely was a vandal bot using IPs on the range
152.163.100.*, and some other IPs I don't remember, creating a couple
dozen articles with random titles and the same block of nonsense in the
body. They would appear 3 or 4 at a time, each on a different IP. I've
been told this is an AOL range, and that if it's a bot, that's bad. So,
just letting you all know....
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Wikipedia e-mail: AOL vandalbot
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:26:18 GMT
From: David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
To: Brian0918 <brian0918(a)gmail.com>
(I also put this on your talk page.)
Please hop on IRC and let the devs on #wikimedia-tech know straight away - vandalbots coming from AOL is a doomsday scenario, owing to their stupidly broad proxy network, and Tim Starling really wants to know about this stuff if it springs up. Try to keep it to as small ranges of AOL as possible, though Tim says he'd happily block the whole ISP if the alternative is making the wiki read-only. Drop a line to Wikitech-L as well (you have to subscribe first), detailing what makes you think it's a vandalbot and so on, best detail possible. (If it turns out not to have been a bot, blame me ;-) I'd rather you raised an unnecessary alarm than fail to raise a necessary one.)