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en:most-perfect magic squares - Jain squares and their graphical and algebraic pattern

User:Gangleri/tests/4x4 type square/384

  • Halló! These squares are originating in India from the 11th - 12th centuary where they have a significalt cultural and cosmological significance especially in Jainism. The algebraic properties of the transitions / morphisms between these 384 squares are quite interesting.
  • Many templates to demonstrate the graphical properties are available and could be used both in Wikipedia articles and / or a Wikibook ilustrating algebraic properties.
  • Is there some interest on this? Regards Gangleri | Th | T 11:51, July 18, 2005 (UTC)

User:Gangleri/tests/4x4 type square/reference


Has twice vandalised my home page. I want to know how I go about stopping it doing it again.--JIrate 13:11, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

He has done it again. Will someone stop this moron.--JIrate 20:10, 23 July 2005 (UTC)
He has done it yet again. Will someone stop this moron.--JIrate 11:18, 24 July 2005 (UTC)--JIrate 20:10, 23 July 2005 (UTC)
He has edited your talk page, not your user page. He can do this. Please avoid using insults toward contributors. Anthere
He has modified my entries on my talk page, without signing them, becausally to remove critisim of him.--JIrate 14:22, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

You would seem to have two choices:

  1. Try to address an administrator directly. See: Meta:Administrators for a list. Check each one's contributions to find an active one, then post a request to their user talk page.
  2. Try the 'eye-for-an-eye' strategy, and make similar inappropriate modifications to the perpetrators user pages, in the hope they will understand how irritating it is, and give up.

Personally I suspect the latter would be more effective, due to the relative inactivity of administrators, but it's a great shame that this is the case. - Aya T C 18:55, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

Aya, this person has been banned from the English Wikipedia. Suggesting he take a route of vandalism, one he already has taken for weeks, is not constructive. Turn to user_talk:Irate for an explaination. -- user:zanimum
Lets get something straight it is you that started vandlising my talk page, because you didn't like the title I put on a section. Now be a good child and stop vandlising my talk page. You comments will be removed as your not worth talkingto.--JIrate 14:26, 25 July 2005 (UTC)
Not worth talking too, but it seems certainly worth talking about on your talk page (ie "bookburner") and on my talk page (ie "Roman"). -- user:zanimum

I would not say admins are not here since I answered Irate just above you. Now, I am aware of Irate requests and Zanimum modifications, I am aware Irate is himself modifying unproperly zanimum user page and user talk page, I am aware of the existence of modifications in the vfd archive so if the issue comes back, I'll remember that, I am aware Irate was previously banned on en and for which reasons. So the best I can suggest is that both stop these modifications because it will bring no good... and no better information. Anthere

I know, but I was hoping that my comment might help end this petty bickering in Meta:Babel. I say ban them both. :-) - Aya T C 17:00, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Censorship & publishing

I've noticed a need in the wiki community to be able to publish anything without censorship. This even stuff that is too narrow in scope to be a part of wikicities (e.g. personal pages). Obviously this is not a part of the wikimedia vision, which is why I’ve started a wiki farm - Does anyone know of others doing the same or places where I can let the wikimedia community know about this resource?

Thanks, --Sam Odio 17:10, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Where does my proposal belong on Meta?

I have a proposal posted on the Village Pump on Wikipedia (which ironically attempts to deal with pathfinding), and I don't know where it belongs on Meta -- can anyone help? Thank you, Gutza 01:06, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Wikiversity Voting Pages

This is a gentle request to help translate the voting information pages for Wikiversity that are found at Wikiversity/Vote. Specific langauges requested included de, es, fr, it, ko, and pt as they already have "project pages" in those langauges. If you feel inclined, other language translations are welcome. According to the New project policy we need to have at least 5 different languages translated before the voting begins, which is scheduled to begin on September 15th. The voting may have to be delayed if this does not occur. --Roberth 14:30, 17 August 2005 (UTC)


I've just added my support to a lombard Wikipedia (here) and now there's a yellow box at the end of the section saying this page should be deleted. I think I inadvertently changed the template instead of the section. How do I fix it? Sorry!! --Marco Bonavoglia 11:53, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

Adding CSS to Wiki documents.

I have created a table with various information within it, some of the cells are coloured, but I have been unable to find any information on how to add CSS CLASS tags within a wiki document. I have to set each style for each cell individually, which is really causing the document to be come bloated and very hard to edit without going through lots of style commands.

I created the tables using HTML and converted it to Wiki using an online convertor, I just need to assign each style for the various cells at the top of the document (which I have found in the main.css file, but have not seen any information on how to use them like it would be found in HTML.

Example HTML:-


 border: solid 1px #000000;
 background: #FFFFFF;
 margin: 0px;
 padding: 1px;
 text-align: centre;

 background: #3D3400;
 color: #FFF8CD;
 font: bold 9pt Tahoma, Verdana;
 padding: 2px;
 text-align: center;
 border: solid 1px #000000;
  <TABLE WIDTH="600" CLASS="TableColour">
  <TD WIDTH="45%" CLASS="MainTitle">Container/Gump Name</TD>
  <TD WIDTH="25%" CLASS="MainTitle">#ContName</TD>
  <TD WIDTH="15%" CLASS="MainTitle">#ContSize</TD>
  <TD WIDTH="15%" CLASS="MainTitle"> </TD>

This same example in Wiki would look like:-

 {| WIDTH="600" !Style="BACKGROUND: #FFFFFF;COLOR: #000000;MARGIN: 1px;border: solid 1px  #000000;font: normal 9pt Tahoma, Verdana;"
 | WIDTH="45%" !Style="background: #3D3400;color: #FFF8CD;font: bold 9pt Tahoma, Verdana;PADDING: 2px;text-align: center;border: solid 1px #000000;" | Container/Gump Name
 | WIDTH="25%" !Style="background: #3D3400;color: #FFF8CD;font: bold 9pt Tahoma, Verdana;PADDING: 2px;text-align: center;border: solid 1px #000000;" | #ContName
 | WIDTH="15%" !Style="background: #3D3400;color: #FFF8CD;font: bold 9pt Tahoma, Verdana;PADDING: 2px;text-align: center;border: solid 1px #000000;" | #ContType
 | WIDTH="15%" !Style="background: #3D3400;color: #FFF8CD;font: bold 9pt Tahoma, Verdana;PADDING: 2px;text-align: center;border: solid 1px #000000;" | #ContSize
You could put the style information in a template and replace the style attribute with that template's name in double curly brackets, like this: {{Articlename table cell style}}. I'm not sure if that's considered an acceptable use of templates, but it is a possibility. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, blog) 07:37, 14 October 2005 (UTC)

Human Rights Servey on Wikipedia

This message was moved from Wikimedia News by Minh Nguyễn at 02:55, 28 August 2005 (UTC). In moving this message, Minh is not expressing any opinion regarding it.

Human Rights Servey on Wikipedia (The final post of I_sterbinski)

Dear all,

Wikipedia was recently a subject of intensive research of an huge international human right organization. A team of people from different nationalities and ages were acting on Wikipedia for 20 days, investigating previously noted anomalities of Wikipedia free editing and forming a final report, which (between the others similar reports) will later be a guide to all future moves of the organization concerning Wikipedia. Acting under an account of a real person, their privacy is to be held private. Therefore, very few private information will be revealed.

Also, this is a result of the lack of final possition of the organization concerning Wikipedia and human rights, which was still not formed.

The team's final post on Wikipedia, where they explain their actions can be found on the following addresses:

The team would like to thank to all the persons who took part in the correspondence with us. We also want to appologise for keeping our identity secret for a longer period.

Best regards,

Aleksandar, Biljana, Asparuh, Christos, Valjon, Michael and Ana Luiza 00:21, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

My thoughts on a WikiDB

Hi! I've been thinking quite a bit about how a WikiDB might be implemented, and made a bunch of notes on my private wiki. I've got to the stage where they're intelligible enough for other people to understand (I hope!), so I thought I'd open them up for comments. I've copied where I'm up to into User:HappyDog/WikiDB. Please take a look at it and let me know what you think. Either leave comments on the talk page, or just plunge in and edit the text. I would be interested to hear what people think. --HappyDog 01:30, 30 August 2005 (UTC)

Independent Voting Judge for Wikiversity Vote

Voting for community approval of Wikiversity is due to begin on September 15th. What I'm seeking is somebody who would be willing to act as an "independent" voting judge for this voting process, as per New project policy. I have my name listed technically as a "supporter" of this project, although I am not currently a contributor.

This policy is somewhat contradictory as the organization of such an interest poll would necessarily be done by somebody who is interested in the project, as it does take quite a bit of time to try and get everything prepared, translated, and more importantly, advertised when the voting needs to take place. An independent bystander would not IMHO be interested in doing the level of work that really needs to be accomplished.

Anyway, if there is anybody who would be interested in monitoring the voting process, watching for duplicate votes/sock puppets/general mischef/deleting contrary votes and in general acting as a neutral observer for this whole process, I would really appreciate it. A reply here or on my user talk page (my Wikibooks talk page will get faster response) if you are interested in taking up this position. Voting is scheduled to start on September 15th and go through November 1st, so you don't have to check in that often or even really do much until after the November 1st deadline. --Roberth 01:29, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

A public domain slideshow system for the wikiversity.

See IMHV, even if a little bit more complicated than OOo Impress or PowerPoint, it scores a point because it doesn't need another program than a (recent) browser. Cybertooth 16:44, 3 September 2005 (UTC)

Wikiversity Vote

Voting has started for a new Wikimedia sister project proposal called Wikiversity. This is a request for anybody that is interested to cast a vote either in support or opposition to this new project proposal. The results of this vote will determine if this project will be started on its own seperate group of wikis as a Wikimedia sister project, together with approval from the Wikimedia Foundation Board. Discussion about this proposal should take place on the Wikiversity discussion page.

Wikiquote portal the Wikiquote portal looks wired. The content seems to be placed at the bottom and at the top (beside the logo) there is a meaningless space. If you fix it, you will be appreciated by many Wikiquoters. Related files on meta are portal and template. If those pages have nothing wrong, it would be needed a dev's hand. --Aphaia++ 19:04, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

Meta:Requests for deletion

please tell me, is ther any admin goin to delete the candidates or will they stay there forever? Schaengel89 @me 18:35, 21 September 2005 (UTC)


Seems that the special page, User Groups Management doesn't work. (Or am I no longer able to use it?). Can someone check it? --Snowdog 09:56, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Forget it. Me stupid! --Snowdog 14:24, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Forum software mod for linking to Wikipedia articles

Some members of the Vietnamese Wikipedia community is developing modifications to popular forum software, making it easy for forumgoers to link to Wikipedia articles. The modifications, currently documented in Vietnamese at vi:Wikipedia:Tạo tính năng tra cứu Wikipedia cho diễn đàn, can easily be adopted for other wikis running MediaWiki. To my knowledge, it hasn't been tested in the wild yet. If anyone is interested, the Vietnamese Wikipedia community can translate the instructions into English when we're done. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, blog) 19:00, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

It is tested for VBB 3.5, phpBB 2.0.17 and IPB 2.1.1. Forumgoers link to Wikipedia articles by typing something like [WIKI]Name[/WIKI] in the forum edit box. The result when saving this edit in forum is a link <a href="">Name</a>. 09:07, 26 January 2006 (UTC)