From Wise Nano
Please give me feedback on the site!
Great Start by CaptNano 08:49, 28 Sep 2004 (CDT)
Greetings Chris, Wanted to let you know that the site looks great and I can see the usefulness in the future. Looking forward to watching this development. CaptNano 08:49, 28 Sep 2004 (CDT) Michael McDonald aka "CaptNano"
Chenges to the MediaWiki software by Wegge 12:17, 29 Sep 2004 (CDT)
Would it be possible to get a copy of the changes you have made to the MediaWiki, or at least a diff against the codebase?
Changes availability by Chris Phoenix, CRN 01:28, 30 Sep 2004 (CDT)
The changes are very much a work in progress. If you supply me a Unix script that will diff two directory trees, I'll run it and send you the diff. If you explain how to do it without hurting security, I'll make the code directories (or copies of them) readable. Meanwhile, I explain what I did at Programming_notes.
Diff between two directories by Wegge 10:29, 30 Sep 2004 (CDT)
Hi Chris, You don't need a script to create a .diff between two directrories. The diff command itself is enough:
diff -ruP -x LocalSettings.php /path/to/the/original/codebase/ /path/to/the/new/codebase/ >Wisenano.diff
The options are
- -r Recurse into the directories.
- -u Make a unified diff.
- -P If a file only exists in the new directory, treat it as empty in the old.
- -x Exclude the filenames following, in this case LocalSettings.php as neither you or I want your database passwords in the diff.
If you have hardcoded usernames and/or passwords in other places, the make sure to remove those as well.
Making the whole thing available is a little more difficult if it has to be done in a safe manner. Especially LocalSettings.php should not be public, but for the rest, assuming you don't have sensitive information in other files, could be so simple as:
tar -cvzf thewholesite.tar.gz /path/to/the/code/
And the making the resulting archive available somewhere. But agian, if you do so, remember to remove the sensitive files first.
Site diffs available... by Chris Phoenix, CRN 20:08, 3 Oct 2004 (CDT)
I've created two new special pages.
Special:Codebase is a diff of the complete directory tree, including LocalSettings.php - but I do a search-and-replace on all the sensitive stuff.
Special:Messagediffs shows which system messages I've changed.
And of course, I explain how I did it in Programming_notes#Adding_codebase_diff_special_page.
Enotif by Tom Gries 06:22, 8 Oct 2004 (CDT)
I found "your" wiki - so we also can communicate via this tool.
As you know, I prepared "enotif" for E-mail notification. As I live in Berlin - where we have UTC+2 at the moment - I'll tell you that I am going to apply my 1.4 patch to a fresh MediaWiki 1.3.5 version this evening and then I will send you (or upload to your wiki, if possible .... oops, it appears to be not allowed here) the tar.gz of 1.3.5incl.enotif.
The whole documentation is already on meta - have you seen and read it ?
I am really looking forward to your test - your wiki will be the first real implementation apart from my four wikis, which already run this enotif under 1.3.2 and on a 1.4 test wiki.
--Tom Gries 06:22, 8 Oct 2004 (CDT)
Enotif documentation by Tom Gries 06:30, 8 Oct 2004 (CDT)
- http://meta.wikipedia.org/Enotif Documentation pages
- http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=454 track enotif as enhancement #454 in Bugzilla
--Tom Gries 06:30, 8 Oct 2004 (CDT)
Thank you! by 22.214.171.124 21:36, 16 Oct 2004 (CDT)
I got more help after reading for 5 minutes on your site than I did after spending an hour in the horrible horrible ladybrinth that is the MediaWiki official documentation.
(no topic) by 126.96.36.199 12:54, 3 Nov 2004 (CST)
Just found your site... Lot's of potential...
But you are taking on a major task. http://us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons6/39.gif
We are all looking at this elephant from different angles, but the view from above is the most difficult.
Thanks for the Programming Notes by Richard 10:58, 13 Nov 2004 (CST)
I've been going a little buggy, trying to figure out what MediaWiki does and where it does it, working through the labyrinths of source code in half a dozen different languages, turning around to find that the senior moment rats have been eating the corn I've dropped along the way to find my way out. Your Programming Notes, as brief as they are, have been enormously helpful; I am preparing to cook my remaining corn. Richard 10:58, 13 Nov 2004 (CST)
In dire need of some spambot-bashing
I like CRN, I love the Wiki. But... There are a lot of spambots on the loose, and they never get blocked. I used to do the semi-regular 'revert-spam' operation on some pages, but seeing the same spambot doing its stuff over and over... I'm starting to think nobody cares a lot about it. We had the same problem at the New Mars wiki: http://www.newmars.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page so decided to give some people sysop-status, and after some weeks of furious blocking 'bots, the spamming seems to have abated significantly. --Rxke
Search and email-on-change
for some reason, search seems inoperable, and the option to enable email on change doesn't show up either (the latter I could use to monitor some frequently spammed pages) Rxke
I really like the main page separations and the instrucional page on creating new articles. I'm new to the wiki world, and was wondering how to get multiple columns/sections like the main page. Is there a way to make that the normal layout for all pages. I am looking to make a wiki with two columns, the left editable by all users, and the right editable only by the Admins. Any suggestions?
The spam issue is making it difficult to track changes to the Wiki using an RSS reader or by use of Recent Changes. Not to mention the effort to revert the changes.
Something like reCAPTCHA might be in order. I can help install this if you wish.
MironCuperman 03:25, 29 October 2007 (EDT)