[Mediawiki-l] Welcome to mediawiki-l (weekly posting)

River Tarnell river at nightshade.toolserver.org
Thu Dec 2 06:00:01 UTC 2010

Welcome to mediawiki-l.  This mailing list exists for discussion and questions 
about the MediaWiki software[0].  Important MediaWiki-related announcements 
(such as new versions) are also posted to this list.

	Other resources.

If you only wish to receive announcements, you should subscribe to 
mediawiki-announce[1] instead.

MediaWiki development discussion, and all Wikimedia technical questions, should 
be directed to the wikitech-l[2] mailing list.

Several other MediaWiki-related lists exist:
  - mediawiki-api[5] for API discussions,
  - mediawiki-enterprise[6] for discussion of MediaWiki in the enterprise,
  - mediawiki-cvs[7] for notification of commits to the Subversion repository,
  - mediawiki-i18n[8] for discussion of MediaWiki internationalisation support,
  - wikibugs-l[9] for notification of changes to the bug tracker.

	List administrivia (unsubscribing, list archives).
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, visit [12].  Archives of previous postings 
can be found at [3].

This list is also gatewayed to the Gmane NNTP server[4], which you can use to 
read and post to the list.  

	Posting to the list.

Before posting to this list, please read the MediaWiki FAQ[10].  Many common 
questions are answered here.  You may also search the list archives to see if 
your question has been asked before.

Please try to ask your question in a way that enables people to answer you.
Provide all relevant details, explain your problem clearly, etc.  You may
wish to read [13], which explains how to ask questions well.

To post to the list, send mail to <mediawiki-l at lists.wikimedia.org>.  This is a 
public list, so you should not include confidential information in mails you 

When replying to an existing thread, use the "Reply" or "Followup" feature of 
your mail client, so that clients that understand threading can sort your 
message properly.  When quoting other messages, please use the "inline" quoting 
style[11], for clarity.  

When creating a new thread, do not reply to an existing message and change the 
subject.  This will confuse peoples' mail readers, and will result in fewer 
people reading your mail.  Instead, compose a new message for your post.

Messages posted to the list have the "Reply-To" header set to the mailing list, 
which means that by default, replies will go to the entire list.  If you are 
posting a reply which is only interesting to the original poster, and not the 
list in general, you should change the reply to only go to that person.  This 
avoids cluttering the list with irrelevant traffic.

	About this message.

This message is posted to the list once per week by <river at wikimedia.org>.  
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about this mailing.


[0] http://www.mediawiki.org/
[1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce
[2] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikitech-l
[3] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-l/
[4] http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.org.wikimedia.mediawiki
[5] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-api
[6] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-enterprise
[7] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-cvs
[8] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-i18n
[9] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikibugs-l
[10] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/FAQ
[11] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style#Inline_replying
[12] http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l
[13] http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

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