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Data Import[edit]

I am preparing a privately hosted public wiki (Wikimedia 1.27.0). The data sits in a MySQL database. I am searching for information on how to populate the wiki pages with this data.Soubanikhaled (talk) 16:23, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

How to participate if Discussions are being moved 3 Times[edit]

I know that it is important to Keep order about where what is discussed, but if a discussion is moved, couldn't a link to the new discussion as well as to the old one be mandatory? In this way if a discussion is moved twice it would be possible to provide a link to the current discussion as well as to the original. Also if the discussion is finally resolved you could find all the old ones and mark them as resolved too. Why this is here? Because my original suggestion was moved 3 times. ~~+~

Click Through Picture[edit]

Hi, I dont know a lot about Wiki-Style, but I know how to upload a picture. But I need to link a website to the picture, but I have no idea how to do so. So when I Click a picture, I want to direct it to another website. My 2nd question is how to link a picture to another Wiki-Page, is that possible?

Thanks in advance. Charrel

can't find create page link in my wiki[edit]

I was having problem creating new page in my wiki and I installed reinstalled three times to get same error back. According to this tutorail here "" a link to ' create page' should come up when we search a non existent topic, but in my case only 'help' shows up. not only that when i click on some of the links, it takes me no where. I am not sure where I went wrong. This is another way of creating new page "" where article is topic of my new page but

I do this.... it shows blank. SO I am assuming I ve gone wrong in config but  I couldn't locate this.

ANy help or suggesstions will be appreciated

Thanks Tash

Fatal error[edit]

I am installing wiki1.16 on my freehostia webpage. I got everything ok, until the installation guide showed: Fatal error: Class 'StubContLang' not found in /home/www/ on line 306"

What should I do?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sodabottle (talk)

Odd numeric function problem[edit]

I'm writing or rewriting a article in Spanish, but I want to make automatic calculation in FUSION temperature for a periodic table elements, in other words only enter Kelvin temperature, and automatically calculate Celsius temperature. And I can if I was writing English Article, but Spanish use "," (comma) as decimal separator and not "."(period) like English spokers use to.
Thats work if P_fusion=500.5 (English form of numeration)
{{{P_fusión}}} [[kelvin|K]] ({{#expr:{{{P_fusión}}}-273.15}} [[Grado Celsius|ºC]])
But does not work if I use P_fusion=500,5 and the other number is 273,15
{{{P_fusión}}} [[kelvin|K]] ({{#expr:{{{P_fusión}}}-273,15}} [[Grado Celsius|ºC]])

Te problem is that I trying to rewrite a Template, and every article that use the spanish notation for decimal numbers will have problems. And it's common that every number write almost in spanish use "," as decimal separator. And I think that not english languages use "," as decimal separator, because we use SI as Metric System Logo. Ali—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a03:2880:2110:dff7:face:b00c:0:1 (talk)

I need Help in post an article of an artiest[edit]

Can any body talk up this task away from me and help me save my job? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Globalscopeng (talk)

You should ask on en:Help desk. Ruslik (talk) 17:45, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Who manages the use of SecurePoll and how?[edit]

I am looking for documentation on the use of SecurePoll. If anyone knows how it may be used in Wikimedia community elections, such as for chapters, please share whatever you know at Talk:SecurePoll. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:04, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

Usually by screaming loud enough until someone in Support and Safety bothers. Nemo 17:18, 14 July 2016 (UTC)

I am preparing a privately hosted public wiki (Wikimedia 1.27.0). The data for the wiki sits in a local MySQL database. I am searching for information on how to populate wiki pages with data extracted from the database.--Soubanikhaled (talk) 16:18, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

why have I been blocked from editing?[edit]

Some guy nicknamed Vituzzu blocked me from editing because of some supposed cross meta talk. I have never done anything! In fact I haven't even been on Wikipedia as an editor for months except to create one article. I really resent being blocked for no reason and with no warning or discussion about this. I am really seriously wondering why I bother with wiki at all. No appreciation for what we do and stupid things like this block coming up. Reefswaggie user talk: reefswaggie —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Reefswaggie (talk)

You are not blocked anywhere. You, probably, got caught up in a global block of an IP address. You can apply for an exemption. Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 12 September 2016 (UTC)


For example: If in cases of big cities I have a pages called "[[Mayor of New York]]", but in other (smaller) towns I have "[[Durango#Mayor]]" sections ... I want a "Mayors" Category that lists as {"Durango","New York"}... so when the user clicks on "New York" they get taken to the FIRST page of "[[Mayor of New York]]" and when they click on "Durango" they get taken to the sub-section page of "[[Durango#Mayor]]" ... Is this possible? Maybe the only solution to split Durango#Mayor section into it own page?? Hints welcome. 13:17, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

You can create "[[Mayor of Durango]]" as a redirect to "[[Durango#Mayor]]" and categorize it into "Mayor" category. Ruslik (talk) 19:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Trying to find something[edit]

A couple months ago I came across what was either an essay or a policy page that included the information "People who want to be unblocked from one part of the project should make 'meaningful contributions to other parts of the project.'" I've since run searches and can't find it again. Does anyone know where it is? Thanks. Darkfrog24 (talk) 12:17, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

My profile[edit]

Hi!!! Whenever I write my on my User Page or on my talk page wiki automatically deletes them. What is the point of those pages, if wiki constantly deletes them. I can't even add a picture of myself because the program claims that I wasn't it's original artist??? What do I need to do to make those pages sharable? :(
--ShadyMasterJ wiki (talk) 20:21, 7 October 2016 (UTC)