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This could be a handy extension, to let people know when others are around and online.  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Whos_online  You can see an example [http://wikiindex.org/Welcome here at WikiIndex].— [[User:MrDolomite|MrDolomite]] • [[User talk:MrDolomite|Talk]] 12:36, 10 January 2008 (CST)
 
This could be a handy extension, to let people know when others are around and online.  http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Whos_online  You can see an example [http://wikiindex.org/Welcome here at WikiIndex].— [[User:MrDolomite|MrDolomite]] • [[User talk:MrDolomite|Talk]] 12:36, 10 January 2008 (CST)
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== Credits ==
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Can we activate the display of credits at the bottom of articles? Doing so is easy and will probably encourage more people to contribute.
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Add ''credits'' to the $footerlinks array in $wikihome/skins/Monobook.php
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--[[User:NJR ZA|NJR ZA]] 02:33, 8 February 2008 (CST)

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Contact Information

Please do not use this talk page to contact me ... please email support at midrange.com. I don't monitor my talk page, so if you leave me a message here, it could take me weeks to respond.

Stuff

Interwiki mappings?

  • Heh, I know it's pretty quiet here, but I thought I would mention this before I forgot. On the page Help:Template, I noticed the redlink for m:Help:Template. Which, after digging around a bit, I think can be solved outside of MidrangeWiki using the information here. — MrDolomite | Talk 15:39, 2 August 2006 (CDT)

Listed on wikiindex

I added a listing [1] over on http://www.wikiindex.com/ . — MrDolomite | Talk 16:30, 10 September 2006 (CDT)

FWIW I looked on wikiindex but could not see an entry. |FKOL]] 00:54, 10 January 2008 (CST)

  • Hmm, the direct link above worked, and so did this search.— MrDolomite • Talk 12:19, 10 January 2008 (CST)
  • OK,you are correct. I did not understand what I was looking at. I should be more specific. When I went to www.wikiindex.org I did not see anything obvious that was Midrangewiki, but now I realise Wikiindex is a BIG site, thousands of pages, when I used the categories and indexes I confess I still could not find MidrangeWiki. I am unsure if I can or should attempt to update anything on Wikiindex, can I put Midrange under more than one index, eg. Technology and also under Computing. This is not a big issue for me as I can simply tell people to Google Midrangewiki, they will get to the site easy enough. FKOL 19:53, 10 January 2008 (CST)

Deletion requests

Not that we have a bunch of them yet, but I made (hopefully) simple way to request deletions. Add the template {{delete}} to whatever is to be deleted and it will show up in [[Category:Deletion requests]]. Then, whomever has the authority to do deletes (um, you :), can decide yea or nay. — MrDolomite | Talk 11:29, 13 October 2006 (CDT)

MediaWiki 1.8 upgrade

Good deal, I'll holler if anything seems odd. I upgraded my local wiki recently and haven't had any trouble, but you never know. — MrDolomite | Talk 06:35, 6 November 2006 (CST)

HTML Comments in Templates

Hmm, when I look at the HTML source of an article which uses the {{stub}} template, the google comments are showing. I'm just not sure if they are from the template code or from somewhere else. I'll do a few tests and see what happens. — MrDolomite | Talk 15:12, 3 January 2007 (CST)

		<h1 class="firstHeading">Restricted state</h1>
		<div id="bodyContent">
			<h3 id="siteSub">From MidrangeWiki</h3>

			<div id="contentSub"></div>
												<!-- start content -->
			<!-- google_ad_section_start -->
			<p><b>Restricted state</b> is a condition where all the subsystems on the iSeries server have ended and only a single user job remains active in the controlling subsystem. <a href="http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/experience/wmrstate53.pdf" class="external autonumber" title="http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/experience/wmrstate53.pdf" rel="nofollow">[1]</a>
</p>
<div class="editsection" style="float:right;margin-left:5px;">[<a href="/index.php?title=Restricted_state&action=edit&section=1" title="Edit section: External links">edit</a>]</div><a name="External_links"></a><h2>External links</h2>

<ul><li>(<a href="http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/experience/wmrstate53.pdf" class="external text" title="http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/iseries/v5r4/topic/experience/wmrstate53.pdf" rel="nofollow">PDF</a>) of <i>iSeries Restricted State Experience Report</i> from the V5R4 <a href="/index.php/IBM" title="IBM">IBM</a> <a href="/index.php/InfoCenter" title="InfoCenter">InfoCenter</a>.
</li></ul>
<p><br />
</p>
<div class="notice metadata" id="stub"><i>This article is a <a href="/index.php/Category:Stubs" title="Category:Stubs">stub</a>. You can help by <span class="plainlinks"><a href="http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php?title=Restricted_state&action=edit" class="external text" title="http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php?title=Restricted_state&action=edit" rel="nofollow">expanding it</a></span>. </i></div>

<!-- Saved in parser cache with key wiki-mw_:pcache:idhash:1956-0!1!0!1!en!2 and timestamp 20070103210539 -->
<div class="printfooter">
Retrieved from "<a href="http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php/Restricted_state">http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php/Restricted_state</a>"</div>
			<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
			<div id="catlinks"><p class='catlinks'><a href="/index.php?title=Special:Categories&article=Restricted_state" title="Special:Categories">Categories</a>: <span dir='ltr'><a href="/index.php/Category:Stubs" title="Category:Stubs">Stubs</a></span> | <span dir='ltr'><a href="/index.php/Category:Definitions" title="Category:Definitions">Definitions</a></span></p></div>			<!-- end content -->

			<div class="visualClear"></div>
		</div>
	</div>
		</div>
		<div id="column-one">
	<div id="p-cactions" class="portlet">
		<h5>Views</h5>

HTML Comments in Templates Part 2

Grr, based on some quick testing, I would say "No Dice". It appears that the wiki-parser does not even pass those wiki source comments out to the HTML. The google_ad_section lines in the HTML must be coming from somewhere else. I was going to say Mediawiki:Monobook.css or MediaWiki:Monobook.js but there is no google in there.

I'll check on http://meta.wikimedia.org and http://www.mediawiki.org about wiki-parsing and HTML, along with the mediawiki-l mailing list archives. — MrDolomite | Talk 15:38, 3 January 2007 (CST)

From User:MrDolomite/Foo wiki source

*Ok this is main article text
*Ok this is main article text
<!-- This is a comment in the main article -->
*Ok this is main article text
*Ok this is main article text
*Ok this is main article text
*Ok this is main article text
<!-- This is a comment in the main article -->
*Ok this is main article text
*Ok this is main article text

From User:MrDolomite/Foo HTML Source

												<!-- start content -->
			<!-- google_ad_section_start -->
			<ul><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text
</li><li>Ok this is main article text

</li></ul>

<!-- Saved in parser cache with key wiki-mw_:pcache:idhash:1937-0!1!0!1!en!2 and timestamp 20070103212855 -->
<div class="printfooter">
Retrieved from "<a href="http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php/User:MrDolomite/Foo">http://wiki.midrange.com/index.php/User:MrDolomite/Foo</a>"</div>
			<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
						<!-- end content -->

Mediawiki 1.9.0

Cool, I'll keep my eyes open for post-upgrade goofiness. The Wikimedia family of sites have been at 1.9 for a bit and are now actually onto 10ish. — MrDolomite | Talk 12:27, 11 January 2007 (CST)

Unable to upload file

On page Special:Upload, getting this error.

The upload directory (/home/wiki/html/images) is not writable by the webserver.
 — MrDolomite | Talk 12:37, 11 January 2007 (CST)
  • Yep, all set on the uploads. It wouldn't let me upload a .svg file though, so I changed it over to a .jpg. But then I never tried uploading an .svg before, so maybe this old setting [2] has cropped up. — MrDolomite | Talk 09:30, 12 January 2007 (CST)

Sub-pages in templates

Trying to use a sub-page trick to document templates and realized that sub-pages are not turned on in the template namespace. From this info on meta, I think all that needs to be done adding this line to the LocalSettings.php file.

# Enable subpages in the template namespace
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_TEMPLATE] = true;

Thanx — MrDolomite | Talk 12:51, 11 January 2007 (CST)

  • That did the trick. I updated {{Delete}} to use the new documentation sub-page trick. — MrDolomite | Talk 09:27, 12 January 2007 (CST)

ParserFunctions Extension request

I've been copying various templates and organizing tools over from other wikis and found out a stumbling block. meta:ParserFunctions would need to be installed on the wiki. While it does quite a bit, the part I was looking for is the #ifeq ability, which can be used for checking for existence of parameters when coding templates. I've installed it on my own local wiki with no issues. Thx. — MrDolomite | Talk 13:02, 26 January 2007 (CST)

  • Wow, thanks for the quick response on a Friday afternoon no less. :) Works fine, did a quick test using {{bu}} and it works just fine. — MrDolomite | Talk 15:16, 26 January 2007 (CST)
    • And it {{bu|W|orks}} {{bu|J}}ust {{bu|F|ine}}
    • Works Just Fine

HTML in comments part 3 OR Google search settings

Saw this and figured I would pass it along. http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/01/controlling-how-search-engines-access.html  — MrDolomite | Talk 08:59, 30 January 2007 (CST)

Redirects for WDSCi

Should be ok to search for WDSCi and then end up at [[Category:WDSC]]. The regular WDSC page is already a redirect to the category. So, rather than doing this...
WDSCi -> WDSC -> Category:WDSC
instead I made it like this...
WDSCi -> Category:WDSC
WDSC -> Category:WDSC
Hopefully this still makes sense. Looking at the non-redirected pages probably helps.

— MrDolomite | Talk 09:16, 20 March 2007 (CST)

MidrangeWiki access

Good to know I did the WDSC redirect stuff and was able to explain it. :)

The only thing that may help would be if I could work on [[Category:Wiki maintenance]], specifically [[Category:Deletion requests]]. Since most of the items in there are my goofs, I could at least clean up after myself. To do that, I think one has to be part of the sysop group. I'll check on http://meta.wikimedia.org and http://www.mediawiki.org to see. — MrDolomite | Talk 09:59, 25 March 2007 (CST)

Colorized Recent Changes

Howdy, can you let me know if Special:Recentchanges is now showing the byte counts in color for you? I think I have it right, but I can't be sure if it's fixed, or if it is just me. Thanks.— MrDolomite | Talk 10:16, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

  • Yep, that's what I was going for green for positive byte changes and red for negative ones. Course, any color can be used, just by changing MediaWiki:Monobook.css — MrDolomite | Talk 19:14, 5 April 2007 (CDT)

FTP moves

Ok, to me, moving around FTP, FTP (CMD) and File Transfer Protocol, along with some of the redirects and disambiguation links makes logical sense, but I wanted to run it past someone else to doublecheck. :) Here are the filtered move log and delete log. — MrDolomite • Talk 15:58, 11 September 2007 (CDT)

Cite extension request

It would be helpful to have the Cite extension installed here. It makes doing footnotes/references/citations/whatever you want to call them easier, as it is done in a common way, with automagic links within the article. Thx.— MrDolomite • Talk 13:50, 27 September 2007 (CDT)

Thanks, it works like a charm, although I might have created a cite monster :) See 5722-JV1 and PASE. Thanks for the note about the email, this wasn't a hot request, but good to know for the future. Thx.!!!!

sigs

Hee, it is a combination of the WP:GNOME in me and being too lazy to dig through the history to find out who wrote what. So really {{unsigned|Starbuck5250}}, is just a way for a user other than User:Starbuck5250 to make a note that the text or section was added by that user, but they forgot to add their signature using the 4 tildes ~~~~ — MrDolomite • Talk 23:22, 3 December 2007 (CST)

New {{DeletionNotice}} template

I saw the article, CardSystems, you tagged with {{delete}}. I agreed that there wasn't any iSeries-related content, so it is outta here. :) And while I don't expect a large volume of deletions to be happening on the wiki, I created {{DeletionNotice}} to let people know. — MrDolomite • Talk 08:07, 23 December 2007 (CST)


whosonline extension request

This could be a handy extension, to let people know when others are around and online. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Whos_online You can see an example here at WikiIndex.— MrDolomite • Talk 12:36, 10 January 2008 (CST)

Credits

Can we activate the display of credits at the bottom of articles? Doing so is easy and will probably encourage more people to contribute.

Add credits to the $footerlinks array in $wikihome/skins/Monobook.php

--NJR ZA 02:33, 8 February 2008 (CST)