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Varnish with wiki and iis

Hey all. We have a varnish server that we would like to connect to wikimedia. The problem is that our wiki is actually running on an iis server fitted with php. Wiki works fine but the official guide is for apache. I would love to hear from anyone who has gotten varnish running with wiki. The main question is what log will wiki look in? Then how will it need to be configured or at least some general direction? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Prog1yeshiva (talk) 22:35, 14 March 2019‎ (UTC)

@Prog1yeshiva: This page is for discussing issues related to Wikimedia Foundation wikis (e.g., Wikipedia and Wiktionary). I believe you're looking for help with configuring MediaWiki, so I would direct you to mw:Project:Support desk (and mw:Communication, for other ways to get in contact with people who can help you). There's also an article on about configuring Varnish and IIS; maybe those would be helpful (or maybe not). Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:42, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:22, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Google copyright ToS annulled by court

Fun in Paris:

It will be interesting to see the future terms under which Google Maps and friends scoop up the users' photos with closed licenses. --Nemo 17:11, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:22, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

I found "". How do I give it a certain category such as "Physics"?

I found a few minutes ago there exists an address that leads to a random wiki entry.

Now I am wondering if there is any way to make it redirect to an entry within a certain category such as Physics.

Because I know "Physics" is a category that exists in Wikipedia.

I've tried "" which clearly did not work as intended.

Is this not as easy to implement?

Thanks in advance.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Augusthei (talk) 14:39, 27 March 2019 (UTC)‎

@Augusthei: Try w:Special:RandomInCategory instead. It should do what you want to achieve. --Vogone (talk) 14:46, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
So, for example, the full URL might be PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:57, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
You mean, provided we stick to the given example. :-) --Vogone (talk) 15:14, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:21, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Kinige – Primarily Indian-language ebooks - 10 books per month
  • Gale – Times Digital Archive collection added (covering 1785-2013)
  • JSTOR – New applications now being taken again

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Taylor & Francis, Cairn, Annual Reviews and Bloomsbury. You can request new partnerships on our Suggestions page.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 17:40, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Request for testing and feedback: Automated article section recommendations

The Wikimedia Research team is developing a new method for automatically recommending sections to add to stub articles. This method uses machine learning to suggest sections that could be added to an article, based on the sections that exist in other articles on similar topics.

We think this method could be useful for helping new editors find useful onboarding tasks to do. But before we build anything, we need to test the quality of the recommendations.

We are looking for experienced editors to evaluate these recommendations and provide feedback to help us improve them. We have built a testing tool that makes it easy to provide quick, survey-style feedback on the quality of the recommendations, and we are also interested in more detailed feedback on the project feedback talkpage.

If you are interested in giving us feedback, please get started by reading the instructions here and then start rating articles!

If you have questions about the project or more general feedback, you can reach us here.


Jonathan Morgan & Diego Saez-Trumper, Wikimedia Foundation Research

Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 15:07, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Request for close - OTRS rename

Hello, I am writing to request that an uninvolved user begin the close out process for the OTRS rename discussion at Talk:OTRS. I started that discussion. I think that it would be best for someone who has not participated to evaluate what it means and what might happen next. I could join in conversation there if that is helpful. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:55, 31 March 2019 (UTC)