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One Meta Login?[edit]

Would it be possible to have it so that one meta login will work for all official MediaWiki sites?

See Help:Unified login. —{admin} Pathoschild 05:45, 10 December 2006 (UTC)

Can a company buy a license to use the Wikipedia engine on an intranet site?[edit]

I work for a company that is looking for a new software for experience transfer. An intranet version of Wikipedia is one option we would like to consider. The information put into this database would be protected though, so using the regular Wikipedia.org is not an option. Is it possible to buy licenses to use the Wikipedia engine? Who can I contact with this matter?

The software used by the Wikimedia Foundation is freely available at mediawiki.org, and the information itself is available from the backups at download.wikimedia.org. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 14:39, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Would it be possible to put this on an intranet site and have access limited? Is it possible to purchase the code so on-house programmers attend security issues and customize it to our needs? (anon, 143.97.2.35)

Put it on an intranet site? Yes. Set it up on a server on your private network which has no connection to the public Internet. No problems there.
Purchase the code? No, you cannot purchase the code, because it is not for sale. You may, however, take it and modify it however you like. MediaWiki is open source software, so you don't have to pay for the code or ask to modify it. - jredmond 15:23, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

In Soviet Russia, the Uncyclomedia Foundation PWNS YOU!![edit]

The Uncyclomedia Foundation now has their very own UnMeta-Wiki! --NERD42  EMAIL  TALK  H2G2  PEDIA  UNCYC  19:45, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Request for a minor edit (done)[edit]

Please change under "Last minute!" {{Fil de l'information}} into {{information thread}}--Theo F 15:56, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Done.
James F. (talk) 19:10, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks --Theo F 14:14, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

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auto-capitalisation[edit]

can this be turned off? even the login screen auto-capitalises the login name you enter before checking against the database, so adding a user "bob" to the database and then trying to log in as "bob" will return a "there is no user Bob" error.

I have never seen this "autocapitalization". Presently all the characters I type are un-capitalized, unless I press the "shift" key. --Theo F 14:20, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

i think not. create a new page and look at the URL for it. wikimedia capitalises the words in the title. adam7davies has already mentioned this in relation to "welsh wiktionary" [above] in that entries that begin with a small letter are capitalised when wikimedia creates the page for that entry.

i have noticed this also in regards to user creation; if i create a user "bob" mediawiki actually writes the username to the database as "Bob". it also autocapitalises the name a user enters in the login screen before passing it to the database for processing, so that if i edit the database fields directly to change the stored user name to "bob" and then try and log in through mediawiki as "bob", the login is denied with a "there is no such user Bob" error.

maybe an esoteric point - but it seems weird that you can set up an account with a username which mediawiki then alters before creating the account - and then also alters the username you enter when trying to log in so that it conforms to the previously altered username stored when the account was set up in the first place. why not just leave things as the user entered them

need custom namespace in wikiversity[edit]

Hi, i dont know where to put this, so i ask here.

The german wikiversity at http://de.wikiversity.org needs 3 custom namespaces + discussion pages

  • "Kurs" and "Kurs Diskussion" Subpages: yes defaultseach: yes
  • "Übungen" and "Übungen Diskussion" Subpages: yes defaultseach: no
  • "Prüfung" and "Prüfung Diskussion" Subpages: yes defaultseach: no

someone can tell me where to put this request?

thanks, greetings Tomen 22:16, 10 January 2006 (UTC)

Make a Bugzilla ticket about it. If you have problems with that I will do it for you. If you have no responds after some weeks you can ask about it in #wikimedia-tech (IRC, freenode) and/or send ask it at wikitech-l (mailinglist). --Walter 12:55, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Main Page/Archives/2006 - 1 and -2 page name.[edit]

I don't know where to put this question, so I'll just do it here.
I have a template, which I put on "Years", I use the {{PAGENAME}} for the current page (year), then I have so that I can type in the year before and the year before that. But it would be so much easier if that also could be autogenerated, so it would be like pagename-1 and pagename-2 or something. So if the {{PAGENAME}} is 2000, it would automaticly write out 1999 and 1998. Possible? --Hipshot 00:21, 16 January 2006 (UTC)


Search Results Relevancy[edit]

I am interested in including your search relevancy into my wiki, but cannot find any documentation on it. Can anyone help?

Please mail me, or tell me where to look.

--Rfarrell 12:40, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Proth 12:27, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Hello,
I do have the same problem...
Please, Heeeeelp {:o(
Does a "Howto" exists???
What exactly is "search relevancy"? -- user:zanimum


Systematic violation of rules by administrators at international Wiki sites[edit]

It was recommended at Village Pump to ask my question here.[3] How are the other international Wikipedia sites monitored so that they follow the Wikipedia spirit and policies? I think there is danger that a small group of bureacrats can hold the new encyclopedia to themselves and keep out the users from editing, for example, by adding protection to certain articles for no reason, but then continuing to edit the article how only they want. This has been problems with administrators abusing their authority at the Finnish site. What can Finnish or any wiki community do, if the bureacrats of the site will not follow the rules? Another question, how are the first adminstrators of a new international Wikipedia site selected? 192.100.124.218 08:17, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Requests_for_permission#Admins_for_Wikipedias is where such admin permissions are requested. Dispute resolution is a good place to consult for conflicts. Can you explain what articles and users in particular are causing this issue, in your opinion? -- user:zanimum
There is more information on Board of Trustees Site Feedback page. I hope you and Wikipedia authorities will comment there. [4] 192.100.124.218 09:04, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Category:Top level[edit]

Hey guys,

As a way to make the experience on wikis more user friendly, I believe it is always good policy to add the "main" category to the main page. Especially in this case, the main category is called Top level, instead of "Main" and no matter how often I come back to this site, I always have to keep looking for it when it should really be one of the most accessible pages.

To be perfectly honest, I believe that the "Main" category should actually be included in the sidebar by default in future releases of the MediaWiki software and I will most likely make a suggestion to that effect. This way it would automatically be translated according to the user's language preferences in the sidebar. In the meantime, I leave it up to the admins to decide whether they simply want to categorize the main page or add it to the sidebar, and then try to spread the word in the interwiki community concerning the decision. : )

Stéphane Thibault 14:09, 6 February 2006 (UTC) Nuvola apps edu languages.png Talk

Νέο ξεκίνημα.[edit]

Hello !! Αυτό το μύνημα αποτελεί την πρώτη δήλωση μιας προσπάθειας για να δημιουργηθεί ενα blog στην ελληνική γλώσσα. Ελπίζω η προσπάθεια να ευωδοθεί και να αποτελέσει κατι το όμορφο και χρήσιμο . Ianos

Wikiserver and Wikicasting[edit]

I suggest two new "wikiprojects," wikiserver, a collection of links to (non-wikimeda foundation) websites. My other idea, as dialup becomes obsolete and broadband improves, wikicasting, podcasts that anyone can initiate or edit.203.214.4.49Febuary 2006 (UTC)

hardware_orders[edit]

Is the page Wikimedia_servers/hardware_orders up to date? 17:28, 19 February 2006 (UTC) Hello? 20:20, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

creating forms[edit]

I have installed my own wiki.I want to create a form in which a user can enter information regarding the article to be added (eg categories to which it belongs)instead of using wikimarkup. is it possible?

Comment ajouter un commentaire supplémentaire en francais ?

how can i count the amount of categories on my wiki?[edit]

you can 'get' the number of pages with {{NUMBEROFPAGES}}. is there some extention or way of getting the number of categories in the same way? better yet, the number of uncategorized categories? --131.111.8.104 03:21, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

++ David/David2 ++


Mac OS X[edit]

is there any Mac os x client software available?

dan

How to organize/group pages ?[edit]

I know from other wiki engines features they call namespace. This allows to group pages with a namespace. Pagenames can be reused in every namespace. For example I can introduce two namespaces "project" and "knowledege" and create in each a page called "test". Is this in mediawiki possible too? I think namespaces in mediawiki means the support of multi lingual messages.

Yes, MediaWiki contains a number of namespaces by default, and supports custom namespace creation, too. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:%24wgExtraNamespaces for information on setting this up. Rob Church (talk) 18:19, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

Interwiki??[edit]

I think I remember that, in another wiki, A certain tag took you to another wiki's page of your choosing (example: BSWiki:Example would perhaps take you to the BSWiki, to the page Example) I was wondering where I had to go on a wiki to add and/or change Interwiki links. --Psychosis--144.139.79.187 07:07, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Never mind, I found the Interwiki help page. 144.139.79.187 07:14, 31 March 2006 (UTC)

Name Change Proposal For Wikisound[edit]

I made a name change proposal here, but never got an answer. Could someone give me details.

Anonymous users[edit]

It seems that all anonymous users see the content of pages shifted down by one linebreak. This is most likely caused by an   in MediaWiki:Anonnotice. By removing it, the content will be at the correct placement; at the top of the page, underneath the "content page", "discussion", etc. buttons. Thanks! --85.147.58.212 21:09, 3 April 2006 (UTC) PS: I've seen this in a lot of Wikimedia project sites. Maybe an admin could check some of the other ones? I'm sure a lot more suffer from this problem.

I have changed it here on meta. Please check of it now ok. If you leave it empty the message of Sitenotice is also shown to the anons. --Walter 21:31, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Past archives of the entire (English) wikipedia articles?[edit]

Does Wikipedia provide past archives of all articles that are found, e.g., in http://en.wikipedia.org/ (or any such things)? If so, where would one go about finding it? I'd highly appreciate your comments. Thanks. — 128.253.117.188 14:55, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

What do you mean with "past archives"? Jon Harald Søby 19:19, 22 April 2006 (UTC)

bojour j'aimerais avoir la réponse de cette question :Quelle est la capitale européenne qui compte le plus de musées? merci

Wiki Help[edit]

When I was logged in as an admin on my wiki, I edited a page, pressed the submit button, and got a 404 error. Anyone know of a problem this could be related to?

Inter Wiki[edit]

I think it would be good if there were Inter wiki links at the bottom (like on wikipedia) so people can easily get between the different ones.Lcarsdata 12:17, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Ceate account picture[edit]

Please remove the picture from the "create account" page, or check this. I cant create an account, because i see only a red "X"...

It works for me. Try again in a few minutes, and it should work… Jon Harald Søby 19:18, 22 April 2006 (UTC)
No, sorry, only this red X, maybe this is only available for FF users ? Because the property for the picture is only http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Captcha/image&wpCaptchaId=12345678 . --80.132.40.232 08:15, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
Special:Captcha also doesn't work for w:Netscape navigator (browser doesn't support inline PNG, feature doesn't allow second access by PNG plugin), and of course it doesn't work for text browsers and other minorities. An admin was forced to create the account for me here. Excessively annoying doesn't begin to describe it. -- Omniplex (w:t) 09:14, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

MediaWiki links[edit]

template:MediaWiki links (edittalklinkshistory) is designed for usage on help pages in places where width="20%" is set outside of it:

MediaWikiMediaWiki.org

Software
Features
Requirements
Download
Installation
Handbook
Extensions

Development
Developers
Bug/Feature Submissions
Hacking/Contributing

Wikimedia's Set-Up
Servers
Status
Toolserver
Server log
1.24wmf21 (f480d1b)

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The width of the right version is probably what you want on the main page. -- Omniplex (w:t) 09:05, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Please add request to whitelist/blacklist site in the "Requests for..." column[edit]

The above title says all. Thanks Teofilo 14:06, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


GetWiki violating MediaWiki's GPL???[edit]

plz take a look at the talk page of GetWiki's article at wikipedia- isnt it violating MediaWiki's GPL? What can be done about it? Is their code of interest? I certanly think their transparent wrapper technology is interesting - can it be made into MediaWiki, or as a MediaWiki module? Im quite sure their licence is void, unless MediaWiki gave them explicit permission, and I see no reason why MediaWiki shouldnt ignore their void licence if they can ignore a valid GPL. If you need assurance they really are violating MediaWiki's GPL, i have a finished draft of a letter to FSF to inquire about that - they however advise first contacting the copyright holders - not finding a better communication medium, Im doing this here Aryah--83.131.134.88 16:00, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

spell checking[edit]

please add to projects. it would be nice. if for some reason there already is one but wikipedia doesn't use it, please tell me; i'd like it on my site. 70.226.90.173 00:16, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

    • Захист Курсової роботи**
  • Тема 1*
  • Тема 2*

Wikinews-esque functionality?[edit]

I would love for there to be a way to sort newsposts (all within a certain category) by day. I already have a solid grasp of the core features of mediawiki, but I cannot find a way to mimic wikinews' technique. Any pointers in the right direction would be most appreciated.

Redesign[edit]

Someone needs to redesign the main page. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 00:22, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

what is this?

This is the discussion page for the Main Page of the Wikimedia Foundation's Meta-Wiki, a wiki used to coordinate and discuss Foundation projects. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 16:01, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

It would be great if there were interwiki links at the bottom of the page to the eight main projects (like on Wikipedia). Lcarsdata 07:15, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Idea to Seporate Code and Tecnical Issues[edit]

The: Code & technical issues section should be refactored. It has a lot of empty space next to it, and is a good candidate for a refactor.

It currently covers a huge swath of mediawiki stuff: Coordination of the development process, maintenance of servers, and user guide for MediaWiki

I believe that this content could be resorted (but not divided (that's the beauty of a wiki) into:


MediaWiki Software User Guide

  • Editor Guide
  • Reader Guide
  • System Amin Guide
  • Sysop guide

Community Conventions and governance idea guides

  • link to specific sites for wikimedia projects
  • Possibilites for conventions
  • lists of policies that a user might want
  • lists of content licences

MediaWiki Development

  • pages about non-existant features and new ideas (some would have links to bugs)
  • pages about the design process
  • pages about the nuances of each version of sofware

WikiMedia Servers and other technical issues

  • stuff about leasing property, bandwidth, what the servers do, etc.

AaronPeterson 03:48, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Important issues[edit]

Hello guys! I've read Wikipedia article about the Israeli Lebanese war of 1982 in three languages. I've found out that Hebrew, Russian and English variants present slightly different versions and base them on different sources (of different languages). I am frustrated. I don't know which version to trust. I suggest that ALL politics related articles be mark in some way and clarification be made that nobody should trust those articles' accuracy. You may never know the exact stuff anyway. At best you will know the aproximate versions. Many times authors write whatever they think is right. Heart-breaking words and expressions are used... I guess politics is a sensetive issue, so I guess clarification should be made. If any admin or "the-guys-behind-the-scene" can introduce it, then please do it. It's important. Thank you.

9/11 wiki[edit]

Can the proposed actions be taken. Concensus is that it should go. --Cat out 00:05, 10 September 2006 (UTC) i found that page very bias. it only show's the one theory. there are two theories, the right-wing or "media" theory, and the left wing or "ferrenhiet 9/11" theory. only the right wing theroy is shown. since nobody knows for sure wich one it is and only history well tell, i suggest we put both theories in that article.

Wikipedia in Klingon[edit]

we have esperanto, we have anglo saxon, why not a klingon wikipedia? i'm sure there are enough trekkies here to make a viable one.

See the Klingon Wikipedia, which has now been closed due to inactivity per m:Talk:Requests for new languages/Archive#Klingon. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 22:34, 19 September 2006 (UTC)


Why don't we use Choice Voting for all future Wikimedia Elections?[edit]

Choice voting protects majority rule while providing for the fair representation of minority views. Voters rank the candidates 1, 2, 3, and so on, in order of preference. If your top choice either is not elected or already has enough votes to win a seat, your vote goes to your next choice. No vote is wasted, and all viewpoints are represented. Choice voting would drastically reduce the number of wasted votes.

Choice voting can be used for single or multiple position elections. It is used for national elections in a number of countries including the Republic of Ireland. It is also used by a wide variety of organsations such as students' unions, charities, trade unions, universities, hospital trusts and housing associations. Choice voting is already used to elect the board of Nominet UK.

Choice voting is also called preference voting or single transferable vote (STV)

(first posted on 2006 Election questions page, no response there as yet)

If you support my proposal or would like to find out more please leave a message on my talk page.


John Cross 21:51, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

More dead language wikis[edit]

we have a wiki in anglo-saxon, let's start one's for latin. another one would be gothic. the gothic alphabet was created from the latin, greek, and runic alphabets, so someone will have to write a language pack. also, i'd like to see more articles translated into different languages. not every language has everything, this is very true of the media pages, which tend to be english heavy.

We already have a Latin Wikipedia - and a Latin Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource and Wikiquote. the wub 11:31, 22 September 2006 (UTC)
wikipedia in gothic! i don't even care about latin, i just put that there as an example.
Well after a little more hunting around, it turns out we already have a gothic wikipedia as well - [5]. Looks fairly small at the moment, I'm sure they could use your help. the wub 11:06, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

what about more artifical language ones? how about wikipedia in Ro?

  • Did you mean Romanian? Well, if that's what you mean then yes they do. See [6] 205.189.97.202 00:46, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
Given that he was talking about constructed languages, I think he actually meant Ro, not Romanian. I gather that a Wikipedia in Ro would only be set up if there is a number of people willing to contribute in Ro, which I think is unlikely to happen (as hardly anyone actually uses Ro). But interestingly enough, recently a Novial Wikipedia was opened, and they already have 824 articles, and are thus the fourth biggest of the seven functioning conlang Wikipedias (though only two users seem to have contributed to its content). Marcos 22:24, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Absolute deletion for legal reasons[edit]

On the Esperanto Wikipedia we have the following problem: The list w:eo:Listo de denaskaj esperantistoj used to contain the names, birth years and countries of origin of many native Esperanto speakers, including children. Parents complained that the list breaks privacy laws, so we deleted it (and started the list from scratsch including only public (i.e. well-known) people).

But it seems to be the case that even the fact that Administrators can still view the deleted versions breaks the privacy laws of certain European countries (including Finnland and Switzerland). So in order to avoid legal problems alltogether, we will have to absolutely delete the already deleted versions of the page. Is that possible? Who has the power to do so? Marcos 18:55, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Users with Oversight class can. Quiddity 03:09, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Defective link[edit]

Under the "WikiMedia's Setup" link, "1.9alpha (rxxxxx)" links to MediaWiki 1.8... 68.39.174.238 20:39, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Fixed. —[admin] Pathoschild 00:26, 20 October 2006 (UTC)


Lost request[edit]

I requested for a wiki on AZB (South Azerbaijan) months ago. It was available since then but now I can not find it. Is there any explanation in FAQ or any where else? I did modified the form as needed (many times) and I do not think it is the reason for not seeing the page. --Baybak 17:44, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

It's at Template:Requests for new languages/azb-ir. Angela 03:25, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

wikipedia@home[edit]

Would it be a stupid idea? I know that Wikipedia projects don't have too much power output with servers to update the search for example. I'm sure that many people would install wikipedia@home and it would make Wikipedia much faster. What do u think about this idea? Would it be impossible? --Erkkimon 09:01, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

I'm not a developer, but I don't think that would work. The @home programs work by sending simple computations to individual computers, who solve them and send the answer back. Since Wikipedia's load comes from loading files, accessing the database, and parsing it for output, the method wouldn't work. If you'd like to ask a developer, you can do so on freenode's #wikimedia-tech. —[admin] Pathoschild 10:06, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Of course, someone could make a Wikipedia database dump as a bittorrent file, and releave load that way, but the text would be uneditable.

Wikipedia GIS[edit]

Now that Amazon has dropped the maps.a9.com "BlockView" project, it would be good for Wikipedia to coordinate a similar Wikipedia GIS project with street level BlockView. There could be , for instance, several "Wikipedia GIS days" on which Wikipedia encourages collaborators worldwide to go out and photograph city streets ( according to Wikipedia published standards") and upload to Wikipedia servers.

i request a new wiki.[edit]

wikipedia itself says: "wikipedia is not an experement in anarchy" even uncyclopedia is to restictive, in that the administrators can remove posts they don't think are "funny". i would like to request a new wiki, a "write whatever you feel like" wiki, in short one that IS an experement in anarchy, in which people can type anything and never get banned. (barring illegal content of course). i suggest it be named "wikiphillia" or something like that.

What would be the point of this wiki?

I doubt the Wikimedia Foundation will ever host such a wiki, since it's not within its stated scope. Feel free to start your own wiki. —[admin] Pathoschild 21:32, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Something like that already exists at anarchopedia. Angela 03:40, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

whent there, posted something and they erased it. i want a wiki where you can post ANYTHING!

So start your own. - jredmond 17:58, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Email Notification[edit]

What r the settings for enabling Email Notification in php file? & in whch file it is? Nileema 03

This is wrong place to ask it but maybe you find help from http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Configuration_settings -- mzlla 07:54, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Joining of me (Saifullah Memon) as a wiki at your site[edit]

a couple of hours before i was searching for a list of all sorting-algorithms developed so far, but i could not search the list, while surffing, a link pulled me to the wikipedia site where i found my topic which i was searching for. Now i have joined this site by creating my account and i will perfer it firstly in my surffing.

Macedonian Wikiquote[edit]

Hey whatever happened to the new language proposals? There was one which was still ongoing, regarding the Macedonian Wikiquote... can someone please inform me?

Guitardemon666

Wik Bullies, Thugs and Ferals[edit]

Howcome the Australian editors with the help of some offshore admins are beign totally rude and ignornat to new editors and claimign they are using 'sockpuppets' when I had to look up what that was, and am not etc?

Registered user 'Gretaw' has been blocked along with my block when Gretaw is totally absolutely nil to do with me. The admins who did this are either Gretaw or they have attacked a totally not involved reg wik user.

Whatever, the go at me on wikipedia has been pretty disgusting and bad form wik that you allow this bully stuff to happen on your site. Check out that Gretaw stuff and what Thatcher131, Golden Wattle, Longhair/Durova, and any other whinney ones - oh I forgot the pompous Sarah Uhart. There was the spree slope Grahame something also.

Bad show wik. Poor form and disgusting org.

the chinese communists are taking over the chinese page[edit]

the communists blocked their people's access to wikipedia. and all of sudden, it seems that they unblocked it according to some people. some still can't get connected to zh.wikipedia.org

now it may seem to be nice. however, let's think it hard. why would they continue to block other web sites and only unblock this web site? The only way they will do it is because they now have control of this chinese wikipedia web site by putting their own spies into this system.

so far, they have deleted several articles, blocked many articles such as the "two China", "the treaty b/w Russian and China's borders", etc. and if you go read about the Tibet article, it did not mention anything about how the communists invaded tibet in 1949. over all, that web site is completely pro chinese communists, it is as if that whole web site is singing love songs for the chinese communists!

it simply doesn't make sense why there are mainland Chinese volunteerring for that site, when the chinese government blocked its access. normal people certainly won't be able to connect to the zh.wikipedia.org at all. and it even advertises for people to meet in chinese cities. we know chinese cops spy on their people's "illegal" activities. so you think that the chinese cops will allow its people to gather to talk about wikipedia which is a blocked site?!

someone should take some actions to make sure that chinese communist spies are not taking over that site.

I don't know which Chinese encyclopedia you're looking at, but:
Here's the article on Two Chinas: [7], created in November 2004;
The article on the Sino-Russian treaty was deleted because it was a copyright violation. However, the article on Heixiazi Island [8] contains detailed information about this treaty, including its terms, and the response from both sides of the border;
The article on Tibet Autonomous Region [9] says: "In 1949, the People's Liberation Army defeated the small Tibetan army and ended Tibet's short independent status. The People's Republic of China calls this peaceful liberation, but some Tibetan exiles call it invasion." This is actually even more pro-Tibetan than the English Wikipedia, which refers to Tibet's status 1913-1950 as controversial;
I should also mention that the above user appears to be User:壮志满天涯, who was blocked for POV-pushing, upon which he began to vandalize dozens of pages across the Chinese Wikipedia using dozens of anonymous IPs. His vandalism has been reverted by users and admins from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and overseas.
-- Ran 16:36, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

안녕하세요[edit]

동해물과백두산이 마르고 닳도록


Suspect sudden growth of this Cebuano Wikipedia[edit]

I posted this message on the talkpage of the Cebuano Wikipedia homepage (ceb:):

This wikipedia has suddenly grown in a very strange way, regarding the number of users, average number of edits per user and per article, and all other statistics. It seems that it hasbeen fed recently by bulk submissions through bots, for example importing a partially translated database of French communes into lots of stubs. But moreimportantly, these bots imports are hiding a lot of other submissions at the sametime which like like being really spam, or lots of pages with copyright violations. Even your home page contains images with copyright violations! As your wiki currently has only 1 registered admin, it seems that he is not there and this may explain such uncontroled bulk submissions. I know you have not a lot of registered users, but I suggest you elect a few other admins to make a more permanent control on the content of your wiki. Also ask for assistance to some other admins for other wikis in languages in your region. Note that if you don't care about this issue rapidly, there's the risk that the entire wiki will be deleted after an administrative decision by the Wikimedia Foundation, due to the legal risk (this has already happened to some Wikimedia projects!) So I am suggesting you to be more vigilant. Sorry, but I don't understand Cebuano, you can contact me in French or English on my main userpage: fr:Utilisateur:Verdy_p or en:User:Verdy_P

What is the procedure exactly to place a wiki under scrutiny by a larger community? May be there should be a discussion to invite more users on somerelated wikis to join the Cebuano project and take some administration responsability. Given the recent and brutal growth of this wiki, it seems clear that just one admin is not enough, and 166 registered users only on this wiki (many of them may be inactive since long) can't control so many new articles! fr:Utilisateur:Verdy_p 00:52, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Logo Esperanta's wikibooks'[edit]

Terrible, that wikibooks in esperanto don't have their own logo. I tried to do it and embed it in the discussion de esperanta wikibooks. Please help me to emb it in code.--87.240.15.1 16:05, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Error in the Wikipedia Globe[edit]

On wikipedia:en:Talk:Main Page#Wikipedia globe image contains wrong devnagari symbol for "wi", it has been brought to Wikipedia's attention that the Globe contains an error. Is there a place in which I can report this? Thanks.--Ed318 20:28, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

It wasn't necessarily meant to be the symbol for "wi". Some of the symbols were chosen because they looked good on the logo not because they meant anything. Angela 20:49, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Ok, thanks!--Ed318 20:55, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Updating the Donations[edit]

Does anyone know what script/program is used to auto update (I presume) the amount of donations made to the Wikimedia foundation? --Remi0o 09:13, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

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