Timwi | 1 Nov 23:26 2006
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Re: Special page names case-insensitive and localisable

Tim Starling wrote:
> 
> I've just committed a change to make special page names case-insensitive and 
> localisable. The default name for a special page can be changed, but a 
> redirect from the English name will always be kept. At present, there are no 
> local sets of names committed, although one has been proposed for German.

So what would be the canonical name of the page that is currently 
[[Special:Recentchanges]]? You see, you said "the English name", but in 
my dictionary, "Recentchanges" is not an English word. It should be 
[[Special:Recent changes]]. The same applies to more than half of all 
the special pages. :)

Timwi
Liz Mathews | 2 Nov 19:11 2006
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New at starting a wiki

I've been trying to follow the directions towards starting a separate wiki,
not necessarily in a different language but definitely for another purpose.
I'm using it to categorize and organize data for my boss.

So how do I actually go about making a main page and moving it to another
domain?
Steve | 2 Nov 19:14 2006
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Re: New at starting a wiki

Someone could probably direct you better but I think you're on the wrong
list. Poke around for the Development list.

As for making a main page, you'll have to download the package onto your
server, unzip it, and then go through the installation process.

-Steve

On 11/2/06, Liz Mathews <kalifla@...> wrote:
>
> I've been trying to follow the directions towards starting a separate
> wiki,
> not necessarily in a different language but definitely for another
> purpose.
> I'm using it to categorize and organize data for my boss.
>
> So how do I actually go about making a main page and moving it to another
> domain?
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Liz Mathews | 2 Nov 19:18 2006
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Re: New at starting a wiki

Ah, much obliged.  I'll poke.

Thanks for the prompt response!
Steve | 2 Nov 19:22 2006
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Re: New at starting a wiki

Yeh. Not the most helpful but I've installed it before. When I did the
process was somewhat rocky and I had to login to the IRC channel to get all
kinds of specific help. Surely its a lot smoother now. Hopefully, anyway. =)

-S

On 11/2/06, Liz Mathews <kalifla@...> wrote:
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> Ah, much obliged.  I'll poke.
>
> Thanks for the prompt response!
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Platonides | 2 Nov 22:49 2006
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Re: New at starting a wiki

"Steve"
> Yeh. Not the most helpful but I've installed it before. When I did the
> process was somewhat rocky and I had to login to the IRC channel to get 
> all
> kinds of specific help. Surely its a lot smoother now. Hopefully, anyway. 
> =)
>
> -S

I haven't got problems for the installing. Uncompress the files, go with the 
browser and have the php install do almost everything. At last you need to 
copy LocalSettings.php from the config folder to the mediawiki root.
Launching it is easy. It's a bit more difficult for more complex installs 
;-)

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download 
Steve | 2 Nov 22:53 2006
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Re: New at starting a wiki

Had to maneuver around an unchangable server timeout of 30 seconds last
time. =)

Like I said. Its probably all taken care of now.

-S

On 11/2/06, Platonides <Platonides@...> wrote:
>
> "Steve"
> > Yeh. Not the most helpful but I've installed it before. When I did the
> > process was somewhat rocky and I had to login to the IRC channel to get
> > all
> > kinds of specific help. Surely its a lot smoother now. Hopefully,
> anyway.
> > =)
> >
> > -S
>
> I haven't got problems for the installing. Uncompress the files, go with
> the
> browser and have the php install do almost everything. At last you need to
> copy LocalSettings.php from the config folder to the mediawiki root.
> Launching it is easy. It's a bit more difficult for more complex installs
> ;-)
>
> http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download
>
>
>
(Continue reading)

David Gerard | 6 Nov 14:01 2006
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Re: [Foundation-l] please remove my moderating bits

On 25/10/06, Aphaia <aphaia@...> wrote:

> On the other hand, English Wikipedians seem not to feel guilty to
> block trusted people of Wikimedia project only in the reason they
> didn't prefer their usernames. That is a surprise for me and I would
> like to say there are fearing SUL would bring them their current
> policy to apply all the project.  As past Election Official, I stress
> the coming change should encourage "one user, one account" policy - or
> the next Election cannot be feasable. Even in this year, hand counting
> was a stressful nightmare. And the English Wikipedia policy would be
> an obstacle to ensure such a policy unless it will be changed.
> I expect English Wikipedians change their mind and become aware
> Wikipedia project consists in diversity, and also I expect such kind
> of ethnocentrism is only a phenomenon on English Wikipedia and not on
> other English projects.

You keep going on about this as if it was intended as calculated
offence rather than a measure to deal with a very real vandalbot
problem. I appreciate you don't like it, but the orignal problem also
needs solving. Please suggest a solution.

- d.
David Gerard | 6 Nov 16:34 2006
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Re: Dream a little

On 06/11/06, pekka.gronow@...
<pekka.gronow@...> wrote:

> The rest of the money would be needed to digitise the recordings and put
> them online. I 'll be glad to provide guidance on this, once we get this
> far...

http://www.elpj.com/

A few of those and a lot of time and hard disk space ...

- d.
pekka.gronow | 6 Nov 16:32 2006
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Dream a little

If I had 100 million, I would use part of it to purchase the historical 
part (1898-1950) of the EMI Music Archives at Hayes, UK .  It contains 
about a million 78 rpm shellac records made in various parts of the world 
by various EMI labels (Gramophone, HMV, Zonophone, etc). Some of these 
recordings contain copyrighted musical works, but a lot of it is in public 
domain at least in the EU.  Most of them will never be published again, 
because there is no commercial market for, say, Icelandic or  Burmese 
records made in the 1920s, so EMI will just sit on them forever unless 
someone raises enough money to buy the lot.

The rest of the money would be needed to digitise the recordings and put 
them online. I 'll be glad to provide guidance on this, once we get this 
far...

Pekka Gronow
Helsinki, Finland

Gmane