User talk:Smcnaught

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I am trying to use your RecentChagnes Ircbot perl script. I have installed libpoe-perl and libpoe-component-irc-perl via apt-get debian (stable) box, after that didnt make it work yet, (people said outdated) i force installed POE via cpan OK, but still i get "Can't locate object method "spawn" via package "POE::Component::IRC" at ./ line 16.". Any hints? Thanks Mutante 18:46, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Eh, sorry, i got it working already now. I force installed POE::Component::IRC via CPAN and now the bot joins the channel,but stays quiet and is not announcing a change on the wiki (yet). Isnt the UDP method supposed to work immediately? Mutante 18:54, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Heh,now i got that working too. Now i just wonder how to access the username and summary of the edit ,rather than just page title. Mutante 19:06, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

-- 01:12, 13 August 2006 (UTC) - Smcnaught - I am also available on #MediaWiki:

../includes/RecentChanges.php is actually the file that creates the string being exported. My script only builds the actual UDP to IRC interface. If you want to change the formatting or include additional information then you would need to edit the RecentChanges.php file. The IRC part is located at the very end of the file.

i really like the skin on your site.. how do you get the rounded edges? have been trying it and is driving me up the wall....

thanks, AJ

-- (19:18, 1 September 2006 (UTC)) - Smcnaught - I am also available on #MediaWiki:

It has been a while since I did that modification but I believe I found out how to do it here:

Hope that helps.



Just wondering if you are planning at all to make Quizzes into a proper extension. I see at the moment it is quite a hack that doesn't provide any way for regular wiki users to create new quizzes. I was thinking that something like this could be very useful on Wikibooks, but obviously only if it actually was complete... cheers, pfctdayelise 08:56, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

"my blog" extension for mediawiki 1.8?[edit]

shannon, probably not high on your list of things to do, but have you had the opportunity to update the my blog ext fixing the 404 errors? i just upgraded to 1.8 and as a result had to disable fancy urls. seems this breaks a lot of the links that are in the php. i wouldn't expect you to change the mod to support non-fancy urls, but can you point in the direct of what i need to edit within the 2 PHP scripts? have to disable the toolbar recent blogs link and tolerate 4 broken links on each individual blog entry in the meantime.....

thanks, --steve 19:15, 3 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi Smcnaught

This is the only way that i could find to contact you. I got a little question about the whosonline extention. I thought, maybe you know the awnser. The question is: why can't there be a whosonline in the sidebar? when i add it it won't do annything. (i tried it on a several ways, in mediawiki:sidebar and in the monobook.php on the rightspot.) When i view the recource of a pace the code is there, but not the output :s. Maybe you can help me out with this.

My mail/msn=

Thanks Cossy

bug in imagemap extension[edit]


I use the imagemap plugin in mediawiki 1.8.4 but it wouldn't work. Apparently there is a small bug in the $version variable so that it uses the query for mediawiki < 1.4 . I fixed it simply by commenting the if-loop and using only the query for > v1.4 . Maybe you want to fix this.

bye, cto

PJIRC not working[edit]

Ive got error "Fatal error: Call to a member function getPrefixedUrl() on a non-object in /home/cracovia/public_html/includes/OutputPage.php on line 852". Can someone help with this ? 13:42, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

help reqd[edit]

very urgent and important!!! hi i'm getting the following error in my wiki. can u help me out.

Invalid non-numeric limit passed to limitResult()


  1. 0 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\includes\Database.php(990): Database->limitResult(, '0,50', false)
  2. 1 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\includes\Database.php(1046): Database->makeSelectOptions(Array)
  3. 2 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\extensions\SpecialPageSubBlogs.php(51): Database->select('page', Array, Array, 'listsubpages', Array)
  4. 3 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\includes\SpecialPage.php(431): SpecialListSubBlogs->execute('User:Aussie')
  5. 4 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\includes\Wiki.php(182): SpecialPage::executePath(Object(Title))
  6. 5 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\includes\Wiki.php(47): MediaWiki->initializeSpecialCases(Object(Title), Object(OutputPage), Object(WebRequest))
  7. 6 C:\wamp\www\mywikipedia\index.php(48): MediaWiki->initialize(Object(Title), Object(OutputPage), Object(User), Object(WebRequest))
  8. 7 {main}

also i dint understand the meanin of the following sentence

/* set up the default links for the personal toolbar */
$personal_urls = array();
if ($this->loggedin) {

Down a few lines, right before "$href = $this->makeSpecialURL('Preferences');" Added:

                      $personal_urls['myblog'] = array(
                              'text' => "my blog",
                              'href' => $this->makeSpecialUrl("ListSubBlogs/User:$this->username")

and this is wat i have done to my page

if ($this->loggedin) { $personal_urls['myblog'] = array(

                              'text' => "my blog",
                              'href' => $this->makeSpecialUrl("ListSubBlogs/User:$this->username")

$personal_urls['userpage'] = array( 'text' => $this->username, 'href' => &$this->userpageUrlDetails['href'], 'class' => $this->userpageUrlDetails['exists']?false:'new', 'active' => ( $this->userpageUrlDetails['href'] == $pageurl ) );

and i used media wiki 1.9.3

with best regards deepak arvind-- 14:58, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Please comment[edit]

I'd be grateful if you would comment on the upgrade I suggested here. Huji 18:29, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

My Blog[edit]

We are using the My Blog extension with Mediawiki 1.11 and are pleased with the way it works. So pleased that we'd like to add a similar blog tab to all the Main pages in our wiki. How would we do that? I read through the php code and could use some pointers as to how to do such a thing. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!--Riverbees 18:29, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Dynamic article list extension bug[edit]

Hi, I found the very important bug in your DAL extesnion. The problem is with using RecentChanges table in your SQL queries. Old records in table RC are automaticaly removed in my wiki (running on version 1.6.10). Beter choice is using table Revision instead. Records in this table are persistent. -- 16:19, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Your untagged files[edit]

Sources and licenses, please?

--Jusjih (talk) 19:08, 30 June 2014 (UTC)