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Search on this Wiki

Hello, I was directed to you by Ivanm. I'm involved with the Audacity Wiki (free open source) and the inbuilt search and even Search extensions don't work well. But your search works very well here (e.g. if you quote a phrase you only get that phrase). Does anyone know here if the search here is the inbuilt MediaWiki search and has it been tweaked to work as it does? If so. how?


Gaudacity 22:41, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

The OOoWiki is using the default MedaiWiki 1.15 search engine with no tweaks at all (Lucerne, the main alternative MediaWiki search engine was looked at, but never implemented).
The Documentation sub-pages of the Wiki are searchable using a modified Google Search Extension. See Help:Google for info on how the Google search extension was modified and combined with a second search extension. --ccornell 07:42, 1 November 2010 (UTC)


Answer to your message on the wiki:


I have now activated my e-mail on the wiki.

I did notice the several messages concerning new and other structure of the wiki-pages. However, that one started several weeks after I had added a great number of pages to Documentation/nl/.

I then went on using that structure to not mess up things bigger then I could anticipate. I was hoping, since I'm not that familiair with wiki, that someone might solve this problem for me, so that all my pages would end up in NL/Documentation.

I'm afraid you were that person and I have to thank you for that. I will try to place my new contrbutions to NL/Documentation

Thanks again for rearranging

---DiGro 18:27, 30 November 2009 (UTC)



I tried to setup the menu structure for the second chapter. But I seem to run into trouble in that I can't figure out how to get the pages within the chapter to show up in the menu. Could you check to see what I'm doing wrong?

--Kirk 00:45, 18 July 2007 (CEST)

Nevermind, I seem to have figured it out. --Kirk 00:35, 19 July 2007 (CEST)
It's a little complex to begin with, but once you see the pattern of how the TOC works, it starts to make sense :-) I made a small change to the template - changed max-width to just width. Internet Explorer is a broken browser, and does not respect CSS standards very well. It doesn't know max-width, so the easy solution is just to use a fixed width for the TOC. --Ccornell 08:41, 19 July 2007 (CEST)

New Template problem

I'm having a bit of difficulty getting the revised template to show the next page in a document. Could you have a look at Template:Documentation/ImpressFormattingTOC? Everything else seems to be working okay, I just can't seem see what I'm missing on that part. --Kirk 03:24, 13 December 2007 (CET)

You have implemented the TOC correctly. When you look at the TOC page itself, you will see it shown as you see it on the link above (the raw TOC, not the TOC as it is shown when included in a content page). The Next and Previous page parts of the TOC will show (in the raw TOC) as [[{{{PrevPage}}}|< Previous Page]] and [[{{{NextPage}}}|Next Page >]] on the TOC page itself - this is because the variables for the Next and Previous pages have not yet been given to the template.
When the TOC is included in a content page and you pass the Next and Previous variables, the links will be created on the content page. --Ccornell 11:49, 2 January 2008 (CET)

Syntax Highlighting for the Color Blind


I couldn't find an appropriate place to bring this up elsewhere, so I decided to contact you. I'm color blind, and I'm having a very hard time reading source code which is syntax-highlighted. I wind up having to select text, and read the selected text, or paste to another program.

The cyan (I think?) syntax color is nearly invisible for me, and entirely unreadable. See for example:

// 4-parameter template
class RNG_impl : public ::cppu::WeakImplHelper4<
        lang::XServiceInfo >
Good point! It is a horrible color for anyone to have to try and read. We need to look at the colors used for the syntax highlighting. Right now it is simply using the defaults. Changing the default colors means editing the CSS for GeSHI - so not too difficult. The old syntax highlighter had some color customizations that I can refer to as a place to start.
The best place to discuss this is on the mailing list. I will post updates and information there. --Ccornell 20:44, 25 March 2008 (CET)

SVG support on a Wiki

I would like to upload two rather large SVG graphs. Currently I have put them online as File:Module dependency graph without external.odg and File:Module dependency graph.odg. First, this Wiki does not support SVG upload. Second, are there any extensions to display them conveniently? (Something like [1] and [2]).  « Saperski // @talk »  03:14, 29 April 2008 (CEST)

I added SVG to the image whitelist, so you should be able to upload SVG images now.
There are issues with using SVG as a display image... mainly because people still using IE will need to install an extension to view them. The rest of us who use real browsers will not have any issues, but sadly... a lot of people still use non-compliant browsers. Adding functionality that requires end-users to install yet another plugin to use/view content is... undesirable.
It is possible to render the SVG images to PNG so that any browser can display them (eg IE) but this requires additional software (such as Batik) to be installed server side (for example Coffman/SVG_Extension).
For now, with SVG whitelisted, you can upload SVG images. If you wish to argue a case for SVG rendering, then take it to the dev@website mailing list. If there is consensus/agreement that it's a good thing, then we can take the next step of enabling SVG rendering. --Ccornell 10:10, 29 April 2008 (CEST)
Thanks, that enough for now. I think we can live with "Error creating thumbnail:" message (see Image:Module_dependency_graph.svg).  « Saperski // @talk »  22:22, 29 April 2008 (CEST)

Request for applying a pach for Korean language


I wonder if you are the right person whom I can ask to apply a patch. If then, would you take a look at the following bug page? The patch in the page is to handle Korean language correctly for the category page.

Jeongkyu 12:44, 22 May 2008 (CEST)

I just took a look at this, and attempted to apply the patch... all I managed to do was break the OOoWiki, so I rolled it back. The full source of the latest Language.php (from CVS) does not work either... not sure why. Someone (probably me) will have to set aside some time to figure out if we can implement this patch (find out why it's breaking the Wiki when the patch is applied)
Issues like this can also be brought up on the mailing list. In fact probably better there so that many eyes can see the discussion rather than here where only a few may see it. --Ccornell 13:15, 22 May 2008 (CEST)
Ah... I see. Thanks for your effort, though. I will also figure out the way to implement the patch. The wikipedia/ko may have some hints since the bug was already fixed there. If I have more information, I will bring the issue on dev@website. Jeongkyu 17:52, 22 May 2008 (CEST)

Thank you for your help, we will update you further -- Arthit 05:04, 8 December 2008 (CET)

A Sysops Bulletin Board

Might I suggest that a pseudo-user be created, with sysop privileges, and a name like the title here? It should show up on the Special listing, up top. Users could report problems there, and the various sysops could watch, fix, and update the BB as appropriate. (Anybody looked at Help:Editing lately?)--TJ 00:46, 2 January 2009 (CET)

Help:Editing has been fixed. That was just typical Wiki vandalism. We don't see a lot of it, but it does happen. We need to look at some rework on the Wiki front page, and some navigation changes too. This suggestion for a common problem reporting page could be something like a page linked from the left menu, or a link to an email address... it is something we do need to consider. --ccornell 09:42, 5 January 2009 (CET)

Russian edit war

Could you take a quick look at my user page, and at Sancho's user page? The History link from my page shows edit war clearly. I hope my little lecture will stop it; if not, the next user who undoes another's edits may find himself blocked for a day. If you think further action is required (including corrections to my admonitions), feel free. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 01:02, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, fully aware of the edit war :-( It's hopefully being taken care of now, off-line between the disagreeing parties. --ccornell 06:47, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Restore Ru/faq

Hi! You are deleted many russian pages from project Ru/faq ("Часто задаваемые вопросы").

I am contributor for this pages.

And this is very surprised for me... Please, restore this project. --Yak 17:29, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Please discuss this with the RU NL Lead Rail Alev. The pages were deleted on request. --ccornell 22:21, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
It was the erroneous inquiry about removal of Russian pages. You were misled concerning by the removal purposes.
I write letter to RU NL Lead Rail Alev, but the answer to it haven't received.
To discuss with Rail Alev a question at issue it will not be possible, as it doesn't take part in life of community since 2009.
  • It is a lot of references on the Internet conduct not on the main page Ru/FAQ, and they specify in internal articles. Now all of them missing.
  • Some pages in the Ukrainian language, for exampleУстановка: Питання, що часто ставляться also have been removed. What for?
  • Page Ru/FAQ was in Top 25 visited pages of ООо Wiki (more than 260000 visits).
These pages are necessary restoring for promotion!
--Yak 12:08, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
I am not going to play this game with the RU community. I'm tired of being caught in the middle of your fight. The pages can easily be restored, but deleting then restoring, then deleting then restoring... when does it end? No one wins. One side wants the pages removed, the other wants to keep them. Who's in the right here? Who do I believe? --ccornell 19:13, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Both projects should exist. --Yak 19:32, 4 June 2011 (UTC)
Pages restored. Please let me know if I missed any pages. --ccornell 08:40, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Only 2 page is missing:

--Yak 10:09, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Changing the name of the author in the material

Good day! I have a few articles in the wiki. I did not specify a license. One of the editors had copied the article and put your name under it. Tell me, if he has such a right? If the page does not explicitly stated a license, under which the license is the material of this page? Thank you. --Syzygy 11:57, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

The OOo wiki is public. Any content you put into the OOo Wiki is open to be edited by anyone else. This is stated at the bottom of the edit box which says "Please note that all contributions to Wiki may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then do not submit it here." If you do not specify a license, then any input comes under the general copyrights statement.
I don't know which wiki pages you're referring to that were copied and put into my name. As far as I know I didn't copy or move any pages that were created by you. Which pages are your referring to? --ccornell 15:34, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for my english. I and other editors have created a note: Draw:_Часто_задаваемые_вопросы # (1.12).
Editor Sancho (User:Sancho) copied a portion of the material and put his name to retrofit a note (RU/kb/00000097), without reference to the source material. Is it possible that? --Syzygy 16:22, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't object to copying or material change. But unless can name itself author Sancho if the material created not only it one, but also other editors? --Syzygy 16:30, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
As I said, the Wiki is public. Anything that is in the Wiki can and will be edited by others. This is how Wikis work. I know of the user Sancho. He is involved in creating many many Russian language pages. If the page you entered into the Wiki did not have a specific license that said another user cannot use that content without crediting the source, then any user is free to reuse the content.
If you do not agree that Sancho or any other user should re-use the Wiki content you created without a specific license (eg PDL or CC-By), then you will have to take this concern to the Russian NL project lead, Rail Aliev.
Please do not start reverting edits and get involved in an "edit war" Википедия:Война_правок Any disputes must be resolved within the RU community and not on the Wiki itself. --ccornell 17:24, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for explanations.I am not going to begin war of editings :) --Syzygy 17:47, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

StringFunctions extension does not work

Hello! I have found great extension in this list, but it`s not working. And it`s so sad for me :(. Can you repair it? --denis0 20:28, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Do you have an example of where or how it's not working? --ccornell 20:35, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
On my profile page examples of code from mediawiki extension help page:

{{#len:Icecream }}





{{#replace:My_little_home_page|_| }}


They are not parsed by wiki. -- denis0 21:16, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Fixed. There was a minor typo in the config that was preventing the extension from loading.--ccornell 22:29, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
You are a hero!!! Thanks a lot! --denis0 12:19, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


Clayton, hello.

Please take roll back changes of the global template Template:Documentation/Languages on June 5, 2010

This template (Template:Documentation/Languages) make English structure as default for all national pages.

National zones can not be a mirror copy for objective reasons:

  • National pages have a lot of original content.
  • Sections of the same name on the national pages are not the same in content.
  • Articles are translated selectively from English.
  • Many of articles would not be transferred from English never. For example, Development Guide. Users are not interested. Programmers know English.
  • A national webpages created on a voluntary basis by independent authors.

National pages are not a mirror copy of the English section:

The new version of the template automatically creates links to nonexistent pages in national zones. This leads to the following:

  • Breaks navigate between national bands;
  • Deteriorating search;
  • Declining popularity of wiki-pages.

I request to cancel made to the template Template:Documentation/Languages changes and all related patches.

With a deficit of resources easier to manually specify the reference sample translations with regard to the interests of national users, than to look for sponsors and money for the simultaneous translation of all English-language pages of the national language.

--Санчо 17:33, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

I want to discuss this with the Doc team just to be sure there are no unintended side effects from rolling back this change. --ccornell 19:40, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Can you add ru.wikipedia interwiki link rule?


For example:

[[]] ->

--denis0 19:00, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Done = --ccornell 19:39, 9 December 2010 (UTC)
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