As you may have noticed, Roan, Krinkle and me have started to more
tightly integrate image licensing within MediaWiki. Our aim is to
create a system where it should be easy to obtain the basic copyright
information of an image in a machine readable format, as well as
querying images with a certain copyright state (all images copyrighted
by User:XY, all images licensed CC-BY-SA, etc)
At this moment we only intend to store author and license information,
but nothing stops us from expanding this in the future.
We have put some information in a not so structured way at mw.org .
There are some issues open on the talk page . Input is of course
welcome, both here or preferably at the talk page.
We got the email validation stuff sorted out properly tonight. We even
Revisions got reviewed by Brion and bugs 959 & 22449 are now fixed.
I opened bug https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/26910 as a merge request for
I'm coming to San Franscisco to spend a couple of days at the Wikimedia Office
on Feb 7/8. But before that, I have a weekend to spend in SF... well, I might
already have something for Saturday, but Sunday is still free.
So... any recommendations what to do and see? where to hang out in the evening?
I'd like to see a bit more than the office and the hotel, and I'm not so much
for the touristy stuff...
There are still some Wikipedia projects with the old logo, for example
Can someone create a list of such projects? I could go manually over
nearly 300 of them and check it, but there's probably an automatic way
Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
"We're living in pieces,
I want to live in peace." - T. Moore
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SlimVirgin <slimvirgin(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Slowness, error messages, and being logged out,
since around January 15
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
A few editors on the English Wikipedia have been noticing a problem since
around January 15 of "connection timed out" messages, very slow performance,
and being logged out.
Preview is getting hard to use because so slow, or failing entirely, and
some edits are not being saved.
Some discussion here --
Does anyone know whether there's work going on that might be causing it?
foundation-l mailing list
Innocently browsing today, I encountered this HTML comment that gets
rendered due to <-- instead of <!-- ... I couldn't even find the
template that caused it, and leave it in your hands, as I've got to go,
as Dana Dane said.
$ w3m -dump http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatworm |head
>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Flatworm!<-- This template has to be "warmed up" before it can be used, for
some reason -->
Fossil range: 40–0 Ma^
I'd like to share an idea. If you think that I don't know of what I am
speaking of, probably you're right; nevertheless I'll try.
Labeled section trasclusion, I presume, simply runs as a substring search
into raw wiki code of a page; it gives back a piece of the page as it is
(but removing any <section...> tag inside). Imagine that this "copy and
paste" of chunks of wiki code would be the first parsing step, the result
being a new wiki text, then parsed for template code and other wiki code.
If this would happen, I imagine that the original page could be considered
an "object", t.i. a collection of "attributes" (fragments of text) and
"methods" (template chunks). So, you could write template pages with
collections of different template functions,. or pages with collections of
different data, or mixed pages with both data and functions, any of them
being accessible from any wiki page of the same project (while waiting for
Then, simply adding carefully a "self-tranclusion permission" to use chunks
of code of a page into the same page , the conversion of a page into a
true,even if simple, "object" would be complete.
I am dipping my toe in MATH for the first time and finding the results
somewhat curious. They key appears to be this statement:
"It generates either PNG images or simple HTML markup, depending on
user preferences and the complexity of the expression."
Consider the formulas here:
Is there any hope that the PNG and HTML versions of things might be
made to look more similar? The characters don't even look the same in
some cases (kappa for instance) and this leads to VERY confusing
Take a look at:
Note that when the HTML renderer has to make a fraction, it leaves way
too much whitespace between the numerator and denominator. I realize
why this is happening, but can't this be adjusted with CSS?