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::LQT is/was pretty buggy. Some coders at RationalWiki have been fixing bugs. I guess they are sending the fixes upstream. There is [http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki:Technical_support#Lost_posts one of particular concern, and this is where it sometimes looses posts when you try to preview or post]. It looks like a tough one to reproduce but maybe Nx will fix it without help. [[User:Bowlerslueth|Bowlerslueth]] 10:47, January 16, 2011 (EST)
 
::LQT is/was pretty buggy. Some coders at RationalWiki have been fixing bugs. I guess they are sending the fixes upstream. There is [http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki:Technical_support#Lost_posts one of particular concern, and this is where it sometimes looses posts when you try to preview or post]. It looks like a tough one to reproduce but maybe Nx will fix it without help. [[User:Bowlerslueth|Bowlerslueth]] 10:47, January 16, 2011 (EST)
 
::: Yea, and if you only want liquidthreads enabled on a single page of your wiki, simply use <code><nowiki>{{USELIQUIDTHREADS:1}}</nowiki></code> (replacing <code>1</code> with <code>0</code> will unnable it for a single page on your site, if the feature is disabled by default). --[[User:Dennis07|Dennis07]] 13:16, January 21, 2011 (EST)
 
::: Yea, and if you only want liquidthreads enabled on a single page of your wiki, simply use <code><nowiki>{{USELIQUIDTHREADS:1}}</nowiki></code> (replacing <code>1</code> with <code>0</code> will unnable it for a single page on your site, if the feature is disabled by default). --[[User:Dennis07|Dennis07]] 13:16, January 21, 2011 (EST)
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Create portuguese interwikis entries please. Examples: wikipedia-pt.
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Also to show interwikis entries list in a page, ok?
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[[User:Alexandre|Alexandre]] 08:08, February 2, 2011 (EST)

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Are the "other languages" features, i.e. polyglot & multilang, installed?

No - do you need them? They don't seem to make much sense on Referata, since each wiki is distinct from every other. Yaron Koren 05:26, February 23, 2010 (UTC)

Well, yes. I am at least trying to find out the strategy for having multiple versions of a page, e.g. /Main > /Principal_(pt). I noticed on Special:SiteSettings on the referata site is an option available to allow subpages and it is suggested on [WikiMedia.org] that one use for this is to create other language versions of a document in multilingual wikis in this fashion: /Main > Main/pt. This is also supposed to create a backlink to the parent page, but that's counterintuitive, since usually when one enters a language version of a site, they would want to stay in that language. It seems more reasonable to invert this hierarchy by creating a sub-site, like /Main > /Pt/Principal - in which all portuguese pages reside under /Pt/

In [Semantic mediawiki help] there is a reference to a property for language code but I have not found a reference on how to use it.

Also in [SMW+ forum] there is sparse reference to using a typed link of this form: [ [pt:pagename ] ] in the english page that supposedly links to a portuguese version. Having tried this, it only wants to create a page with a strange title, i.e., /Pt:Pagename - and this doesn't produce the standard mediawiki sidebar reference to this page in other languages

On Referata, there is a special page called Pages Without Language Links that shows pages that do not have translations in other languages, but I don't know how to implement the language links so that this page will use them. On my test sites, the language setting is English, yet I have pages in portuguese that SWM thinks are English.

What is the correct way to accomplish language version on Referata?

I swear, I heard a hollow cocoanut sound when I slapped my forehead and finally realized that your suggestion makes perfect sense! I just create a separate wiki, and set the language to Portuguese (or whatever). I guess I wasn't thinking far enough out of the box. So, one questions remains: I presume I use some form of inter-wiki to link the respective pages to one another. Is there an example of how to do this on referata? --WTFologist 15:06, March 24, 2010 (UTC)
Hi - okay, that makes sense. Yes, there's a way to do that - click on the "View and edit interwiki links" link in the "Admin links" page. Yaron Koren 01:32, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, that works great! Now one more issue:

When the site's language is set to a language other than english

the special pages, keywords, built-in data types, and "facts about..." are translated, but the navigation pane, toolbox, etc are NOT. How to I fix this? --WTFologist 17:41, March 27, 2010 (UTC)

never mind. on another pc these are all translated. I guess it's a cookie thing.
No. The sidebar is one of the constant-language messages.
To display different desciptions in different languages, you must define a message for each of them. But instead of typing in the normal message-display-code you only tpye in the name of the system message (not: {{int:mainpage-url}} but: mainpage-url
Translating the whole sidebar using eg. MediaWiki:Sidebar/de or MediaWiki:Sidebar/fr will not work.
--88.152.195.232 10:42, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Query tree structured data on one page

Hi, I would like to query tree structured data on one page depending on previous user actions (user selects from first layer items, then second layer items are shown, where one can be selected and so on). I found Extension:Call, which would be sufficient. But maybe this can be done with Semantic Forms Special:RunQuery, if parameters were send with GET method or some other format of parameters stored in url (e.g. separated with '/'). Thanks for reply. --J.hlavacek 23:04, March 11, 2010 (UTC)

I have to say, I'm not a big fan of the whole multi-page/"wizard" approach - why not just show all the query fields at once? Also, Semantic Drilldown (i.e., Special:BrowseData) provides another way to incrementally reduce the number of results, on a single page. Yaron Koren 22:32, March 12, 2010 (UTC)
I tried Semantic Drilldown and result was quite near of my idea (there were some problems like that filters don't understand inverse properties and subqueries, fortunately there is workaround). The last thing (but it is important to me), which I can't work off, is sorting of results against second column in broadtable. The javascript sorting is not an option, because there can be more than one page of results. Here is the drilldown for this category to be more concrete. Thanks for any more directions. J.hlavacek 17:47, March 13, 2010 (UTC)
Okay - for issues/feature requests specifically related to Semantic Drilldown, you should write to the semediawiki-user mailing list. Yaron Koren 02:27, March 15, 2010 (UTC)

Self-Creation of User-Groups and Name-Spaces (ie. via extension)

Is it possible to give users the chance to create new user-groups and namespaces in their wikis?

I thought one guy would ask for that about a year before personally, but as I see there was nothing changed yet.

Would that be possible (maybe over a Special Page ??!?)

--Dennis07 01:45, March 29, 2010 (UTC)


Hello?!?!? Maybe an answer by the admin would be nice.....

Yes or NO ?

--Dennis07 20:05, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Hi, sorry about that. It's a nice idea, and I've been thinking about the best way to implement those for a while... I'm still thinking. Sorry that I can't give a better answer than that. Yaron Koren 02:52, April 23, 2010 (UTC)
Ah nice to hear u.
As i did some time before, i can give you 2 suggestions of extensions which can do these features:
For the problem with user groups i havent found an extension, yet.
--Dennis07 16:42, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Changing the Default Main Page

Is there a way to set the main page to something other than Main Page? for example: Welcome. I tried moving the main page but this only created a redirect which is not automatically followed when using the link on the navigation pane. This primarily for cosmetic reasons. --WTFologist 01:00, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, you can do that, and in fact in the "admin links" page there's a shortcut to it - within the "General" section, click on "Edit name of main page". Yaron Koren 14:28, April 16, 2010 (UTC)

Nice Ticketing System in SMW

http://ryandlane.com/blog/2010/04/01/creating-a-simple-ticketing-system-with-semantic-mediawiki/ has a nice ticketing system that calls for a few extensions, of which, I see that ReplaceText already is installed. Would you consider it worthwhile to add the others? --WTFologist 18:42, April 19, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, that's a nice setup. Most of those extensions are already on Referata; I should probably add Semantic Tasks as well. The other ones (like LiquidThreads) aren't really that essential to the whole thing, I don't think... Yaron Koren 02:55, April 23, 2010 (UTC)

SMW Math

Today I was just dreaming to have something like this: http://semantic-mediawiki.org/doc/SRF__Math_8php.html I see you had the idea and are making it happen. According to [[1]], it's installed on Referata. Here's [documentation] for those interested. Thanks!

Vector skin?

Is it planned to add the vector skin? I agree with the observation that many folks turn their noses up about the cosmetic aspect of (the old wikipedia skin).

Yeah, Vector would be awesome - I'm thinking of making the default skin for Referata just a yellow version of Vector, once it gets added. Vector comes with version 1.16 of MediaWiki, which hasn't been officially released yet - it's late by about a year already. I was planning to upgrade to 1.16 once the official release happens. Yaron Koren 02:38, May 27, 2010 (UTC)

Extension:DismissableSiteNotice

I have got a nice suggestion: the extension DismissableSiteNotice.

It is used also in wikipedia to hide the Sitenotice after accessing a link. That works because the site copies a cookie to the pc's hard drive and always if this small file is found, the sitenotice is hidden. If no, it will be displayed as normal.

Would that be possible?

--Dennis07 20:32, June 14, 2010 (UTC)

What type of notice would you want to dismiss? Yaron Koren 17:09, June 16, 2010 (UTC)
Well, the site-notice, of course. Which is set under MediaWiki:Sitenotice (example), didn't you know?
This extension allows users to dismiss the notice using cokies. It is also used on wikipedia.
--Dennis07; 2010-06-19, 11:15 (CET)
No reply...? :(
--Dennis07 13:19, January 21, 2011 (EST)

Making a Bureaucrats-restiction level

Hello,

Would it be possible to add a new restriction level for the page-protection page?

This is possible via $wgRestrictionLevels -variable and does not require much time and work.

The advantage: Pages now can be protected from admins, but are still editable by bureaucrats.

Disadvantages: None.

Would that be a good new feature?

--Dennis07 15:21, September 8, 2010 (EDT)

LiquidThreads

Hi, I was wondering if we might ever get LiquidThreads installed. Our wiki is intended to be sort of a forum and LQT has a lot of advantages in terms of preventing edit conflicts, user friendliness, importing dialog from other wikis with LQT, hard disk space, (you probably know about it).

(Seems someone else may have been interested in LiquidThreads at Requested_features#Nice_Ticketing_System_in_SMW.)

BTW, thanks for the service and the updates on downtimes and fixes. : ) Bowlerslueth 01:36, January 13, 2011 (EST)

Hi - I'm glad to say that LiquidThreads is already available. Look in the main tab in "Site settings". Yaron Koren 14:49, January 14, 2011 (EST)
Cool, thanks! Silly me, I didn't even think to check special:Version, although I don't see a clue there anyway.
LQT is/was pretty buggy. Some coders at RationalWiki have been fixing bugs. I guess they are sending the fixes upstream. There is one of particular concern, and this is where it sometimes looses posts when you try to preview or post. It looks like a tough one to reproduce but maybe Nx will fix it without help. Bowlerslueth 10:47, January 16, 2011 (EST)
Yea, and if you only want liquidthreads enabled on a single page of your wiki, simply use {{USELIQUIDTHREADS:1}} (replacing 1 with 0 will unnable it for a single page on your site, if the feature is disabled by default). --Dennis07 13:16, January 21, 2011 (EST)

Create portuguese interwikis entries

Create portuguese interwikis entries please. Examples: wikipedia-pt.

Also to show interwikis entries list in a page, ok?

Alexandre 08:08, February 2, 2011 (EST)