I recently set up a MediaWiki (http://server.bluewatersys.com/w90n740/)
and I need to extra the content from it and convert it into LaTeX
syntax for printed documentation. I have googled for a suitable OSS
solution but nothing was apparent.
I would prefer a script written in Python, but any recommendations
would be very welcome.
Do you know of anything suitable?
I've been putting placeholder images on a lot of articles on en:wp.
e.g. [[Image:Replace this image male.svg]], which goes to
[[Wikipedia:Fromowner]], which asks people to upload an image if they
I know it's inspired people to add free content images to articles in
several cases. What I'm interested in is numbers. So what I'd need is
a list of edits where one of the SVGs that redirects to
[[Wikipedia:Fromowner]] is replaced with an image. (Checking which of
those are actually free images can come next.)
Is there a tolerably easy way to get this info from a dump? Any
Wikipedia statistics fans who think this'd be easy?
(If the placeholders do work, then it'd also be useful convincing some
wikiprojects to encourage the things. Not that there's ownership of
articles on en:wp, of *course* ...)
I am an administrator in the English Wikipedia. It would be useful if
these could be made possible:-
* When deleting some edits in a page, to directly select them and
delete them, instead of having to delete everything and then undelete
* To move deleted edits. For example, earlier today I had to histmerge
[[WRYV]] into [[WXBW]]; they were about a radio station which changed
its callsign. But under the visible edits of [[WXBW]] there were
speedy-deleted edits about a small wrestling club called Wantagh Xtreme
Backyard Wrestling, and I had to get that irrelevantia out of the way
before I started the primary job. So I had to get the visible edits out
of the way to leave [[WXBW]] clear to undelete the wrestling edits;
then move them to [[Wantagh Xtreme Backyard Wrestling]], and then
re-delete them. In this case the wanted edits were all earlier than all
the wanted edits, and I needed to temporarily delete the wanted edits
anyway to move page [[WRYV]] in over them to histmerge. Sometimes it is
more complicated, and I must temporarily rename the wanted edits to
extract the junk edits from under them. It would have been easier if I
could move deleted edits while leaving them deleted.
i have been unable to log into the wiki site all day. i havn't had this problem before and have used the site numerous amounts of times. it keeps telling me my password is incorrect and i have tryed everything but i am still unable to log in any help?
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They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:
> From: brion(a)svn.wikimedia.org <brion(a)svn.wikimedia.org>
> Date: Jul 11, 2008 12:11 AM
> Subject: [MediaWiki-CVS] SVN:  trunk/phase3
> To: mediawiki-cvs(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> Revision: 37542
> Author: brion
> Date: 2008-07-10 22:11:11 +0000 (Thu, 10 Jul 2008)
> Log Message:
> Hold back $wgTrackLinkChanges for a little bit; reverting r37322,
> 37430, 37432, 37435.
> Even disabled, it's started interfering with regular tasks like
> running the parser tests.
> Modified Paths:
> Removed Paths:
Can I put this back in now that we have branched? Or is there more
stuff to fix about it?
>Date: 2008-08-27 14:32:15 +0000 (Wed, 27 Aug 2008)
>Remove fieldset from Watchlist that apparently only I liked :)
I like fieldsets too and IMO it's not a good idea to remove it.
Now the look of the watchlist is (again) inconsistent with the recent
changes list and most all other forms too :-(