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:: ''Big sigh of relief, happy to hear from you.'' ~~ [[MarkDilley]]
:: ''Big sigh of relief, happy to hear from you.'' ~~ [[MarkDilley]]
::: Thanks Mark :))).  Just gotta remember what I used to do round here!  - [[User:Hoof Hearted|Sean, aka <small>Hoof Hearted</small>]] • <sub>[[:Category:Active administrators of this wiki|Admin]]</sub> • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 19:15, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
::: Thanks Mark :))).  Just gotta remember what I used to do round here!  - [[User:Hoof Hearted|Sean, aka <small>Hoof Hearted</small>]] • <sub>[[:Category:Active administrators of this wiki|Admin]]</sub> • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 19:15, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
:::(Softly hugs a bunch and then some) Thank you for appearing again Sean... Missed and worried about you so very much... You've really made me so very happy and thank you... Love [[User:TeraS|TeraS]] ([[User talk:TeraS|talk]]) 19:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
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here. MarkDilley

Thanks - I try my best to keep things rational and balanced on an even keel. Sorry I've not been very active here recently - I've got a lot of personal issues to deal with :'( --Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 10:58, 26 January 2013 (PST)


PynchonWiki has been restored (not by me). I don't agree with your decision to delete it or that we can't include meta-sites within this index. If these were several unrelated, independently-operated sites with the same topic, I could see how a category would suffice, but in this case, the were several related sites all managed by the same entity. It's not quite the same as Wikia, but that is an example of when a broader site has a listing, even though it's pages may not be editable. Yes, I should get off my lazy butt and create entries for the individual wikis, but even when I do that I think we still should include the meta-site in the index. With respect, MarvelZuvembie (talk) 16:13, 8 January 2013 (PST)

Hi Marvel - you are so right. Yes, this is a portal page for a group of wikis, and we have well established consensus to include these. Maybe I was suffering from 'deletionitis' - but thankfully, Mark spotted my error and corrected it. And your butt isn't lazy - they all have their own entries - I had just moved them all to a neater page name without leaving a redirect. Best regards, -- Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 17:20, 26 January 2013 (PST)

What does "YourSoftwareLicense" mean?

I was thinking it would be best to add descriptors to most of the red link categories so people have a better idea what they refer to, but I have no idea what the category "YourSoftwareLicense" refers to, was wondering if you do. Arcane (talk) 07:28, 13 February 2013 (PST)Arcane

Re:MediaWiki, logos, etc.

On the "stub" to "good" article threshold, I believe that's more a determination of the wiki administrators from wiki to wiki than the software. My recent wiki on Shoutwiki features articles that Wikipedia would consider stubs, but they are meant to be short, as they give a simple overview of things useful for MediaWiki beginners.

As for my logo creation skills, I'm fairly decent at creating simple text logos, but I'm not a very good artist. However, we could probably make a really small version of the current wiki logo our favicon, which should be easy to create in any picture editor.

Arcane (talk) 09:36, 15 March 2013 (PDT)Arcane

Hi again - I'll answer it here, so as not to break up the conversation!
Stub vs good . . . hmmm. Is there a rough ballpark default figure? Reason I ask is that for MoinMoin - I've been counting all pages in their listings, but (for MediaWiki) if we knew the stub threshold was - say 500 bytes, then we could make the necessary adjustments for the MoinMoin listings. I also feel your pain on the MediaWiki stub vs good - if you look at Ross-Tech Wiki (a wiki which I often use), their own stats show 1182 'good' pages, and their short pages (when the url is manually manipulated to show all pages on the wiki) lists 1267 pages - and many of those 'short pages' are actually valid and complete pages! (Actually, it seems that only 85 are classed as 'short' - 1267 minus 1182 - and that threshold seems to be around 315 bytes). <ramblings out loud>
Favicon . . . I was thinking of something like just the black 'W' and the red 'I' ('WI'), as scaled-down full-size logos can often look dreadful. The Wikipedia 'W' and the Google 'g' seem to work well. If you can do something along those lines, we'll then need to persuade Mark to include it.<wink>
BTW, if you need to mail me off-wiki, TeraS has my e-mail address (dunno if she still has it) - though I don't always check it! :( Best, Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 10:28, 15 March 2013 (PDT)
Hmm, I could see about making a text fav icon, shouldn't be hard to create. As for your email, thanks, I'll ask TeraS about it. Should I upload my proposed fav icon here or send you a copy via email?
On the stub issue, I would say that 500 bytes actually is a fair average for a "stub" article (in terms of size).
Arcane (talk) 13:46, 15 March 2013 (PDT)Arcane
Upload the favicon here (and copy it to MarkDilley). I'll add a comment on the MoinMoin talk page for the stub threshold. Thanks for your work here. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 13:56, 15 March 2013 (PDT)
Thanks Sean, your work is appreciated too :) Anyway, I left a copy of the proposed favicon on Mark's talk page, hope it looks good.
Arcane (talk) 14:57, 15 March 2013 (PDT)Arcane

Look forward to a Favicon!! We had one once :-) - Please add it to the upgrade page - where we can have a discussion about it if needed. Also, if we need to change the stub size, please add that to the update page to, or if it is something I can do, let me know. Best, MarkDilley


The name I was using was suggested by one of your administrators. If you want to change it, than please do not change it to something biased. Your changes have all resulted in biased titles that give the impression that it was their idea when it wasn't. If you want to keep pages about them, that's fine, but please don't make titles that make the original wiki seem like some sort of crap side thing. Sturmkrieger (talk) 09:29, 19 March 2013 (PDT)

Erm . . . you are correct - it was a 'suggestion', and not a statement of fact. Also, please be aware, the administrator who suggested that name to you is just one of a team of admins (and who is also quite new to WikiIndex) - and whilst we are all part of said 'team', we all sometimes have slightly differing ideas. Furthermore, any 'administrator' action can be overturned by the site owners (and or beaurocrats).
The crucial issue here though, is that we have clearly defined article naming conventions - WikiIndex:Naming Conventions. Perhaps you'd be kind enough to read it, instead of accusing me of bias! The name I changed it to reflects the actual domain of your wiki. Please remember, your wiki is very new, whereas the other wiki has been established for a long time. Your wiki is sparse, devoid of content (apart from bitching about the other wiki), lacks page views (see wikiFactor), and lacks any graphical content or customisation - whereas the other wiki has tons of content, has established page views, has amazing graphics and customisation - and generally looks a very professional wiki. Now, whilst I understand Arcane's comment about 'first come, first dibs on article name' - I don't actually agree. As it stands, we have two wikis on the same subject matter - one new and devoid of content, and the other long established and very popular. If, in time, your own wiki grows and matures to a similar level as the other wiki - we can then rename the other wiki, and create a disambiguation.
Please, be advised to direct your efforts into building up your own wiki, and then reap the rewards from your efforts. You will win no friends here on WikiIndex (and maybe not on your own wiki) if you continue with your antagonistic efforts. Try to work with the other wiki, rather than swimming against the tide. If you can't do that, then just agree to disagree, draw a line in the sand, and move on - respecting each others point of view. I wish you well, best regards --Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 11:28, 19 March 2013 (PDT)
I suggested the name of Sturmkrieger's wiki (as in, the site the user administrates) be changed to reflect his stated intentions for his wiki. To be exact, the name I saw for his wiki (on the header bar of my browser and his homepage) was "Sturmkrieg". My suggested name would have helped you dispel any confusion anyone trying to visit the site "Sturmkrieg" on the internet might have when trying to find the wiki of the name (since two wikis now share the same name). I did not intend to imply that this user wiki should be renamed here on WikiIndex to "The True Sturmkrieger Wiki", that was something I should have clarified and I apologize for the confusion. I plan to stand by and defer to yours and the other senior administrators judgment on this matter (especially since I'm still inexperienced, as this incident has proven), and shall direct this user's further inquires to be dealt with by someone with more experience. As for naming comment, I share the same sentiments and believe the first wiki should not be confused with the second until the second reaches a similar level of maturity regarding site content (then a rename/disambiguation could be discussed), and if I caused any confusion or made an erroneous judgment, I apologize for my indiscretion and/or carelessness.

Arcane (talk) 14:33, 19 March 2013 (PDT)Arcane

I'd like the Pitchforker 5000 please?

Thanks Sean... It took a while, but at least it's taken care of. Wish there was a better way of blocking, but that's how it is I suppose... Sorry that I might not say a lot, but I check in regularly as always... Huggles TeraS (talk) 17:28, 30 March 2013 (PDT)

You both are awesome!! Thanks for the text Sean - Tera - wow - what a flood. This latest attack at minimum has started the Upgrade plan discussion with Ray. Best, MarkDilley

BlueSpice - a MediaWiki extension?

Hey Hoof Hearted,

you asked if BlueSpice is a MediaWiki extension. I left an explanation at the BlueForge discussion page about BlueSpice being a distribution. Greetings --Hallowelt (talk) 04:13, 4 April 2013 (PDT)


I think we should use Template:NewWiki boilerplate or Form:Wiki in Community Portal but not Template:Wiki. It doesn't work.--Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:49, 13 April 2013 (PDT)

In what way does Template:Wiki not work? And I'm not sure either Template:NewWiki boilerplate or Form:Wiki will make any difference, because they both call on Template:Wiki to render the infobox. Interested to hear your thoughts though :) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 05:41, 13 April 2013 (PDT)
In Community Portal, go to "Hosting a Wiki? – Add it to WikiIndex!", type anything into the first input, such as "New", and press "create a new Wiki article page", and it displays most of the code of Template:Wiki. That makes the target page just a copy of the template, not the boilerplate. So how's it working? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:03, 13 April 2013 (PDT)
Ahhh - yes, I now see the problem. If you look at our sidebar on the left, click on 'Add a Wiki', it opens up WikiIndex:Add a Wiki - and when you use that page to create a new wiki page, it works OK. I think the problem is unique to the WikiIndex:Community portal page, because on that, I found the problem you described. I tried to change the preload from Template:Wiki to Form:Wiki - but it still failed to fix the problem. I'll have another look at that later to try and fix it. Thanks for highlighting this problem. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 09:20, 13 April 2013 (PDT)

OK - I think I fixed it - let me know if you notice any more faults :) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 11:18, 13 April 2013 (PDT)

Also, I think adding parameter "button text=create a new Wiki article page" looks better. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:07, 14 April 2013 (PDT)
I'm not sure that can be done when using Semantic Forms - I can't find any way to change button text labels. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 06:37, 14 April 2013 (PDT)
See this edit. Info from mw:Extension:Semantic Forms/Linking to forms. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:40, 14 April 2013 (PDT)
Thanks. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:58, 14 April 2013 (PDT)

New person

Why you edit this but also edit this. You know, when we create a wiki people page, we use Template:New Person. Also, those edits makes no difference. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 05:53, 13 April 2013 (PDT)

The edit I did to your user name page was because you had it listed at the start of the Category:Wiki People - when it should have been alphabetically sorted. The change to the template should ensure that the template is listed at the start of the category, rather than being 'lost' amongst the alphabetical sorting (all templates are sorted to display at the top of their relevant categories here on WikiIndex). I have subsequently noticed an error in the template, which I've hopefully corrected. And I'm not sure I agree that all users here use that template to create their own name-spaces - I certainly didn't :p ... Best regards :) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 09:00, 13 April 2013 (PDT)
Thanks for telling me. Also, I mean some of us ( including me ), use it. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 17:21, 13 April 2013 (PDT)

Indirect substitution

Template:Subst doesn't work. See this sandbox edit. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 21:58, 15 April 2013 (PDT)

WikiIndex:Naming Conventions

The red [[Free links]] should be [[Free link]]s. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 22:10, 15 April 2013 (PDT)

Go to dead wikis?

Some pages tell the user to go to some dead wikis and edit them. For example, Wikiindex:About tells me to go to Yellowikis and create a listing. But that's not possible since it is dead. So I think we should comment them out. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 01:40, 20 April 2013 (PDT)

The original Yellowikis.org may be dead, but its replacement at Yellowikis.Wikia.com is alive and kicking (shame it's on Wikia though!) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 02:10, 20 April 2013 (PDT)
Sorry for not noticing it. Also, I made the page more readable. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 02:40, 20 April 2013 (PDT)
No worries. But the Yellowikis page doesn't now look right - the prose is mainly applicable to the orginal .org variant, but being as Wikia took over Yellowikis, it sort of also applies to both variants too!! It probably shouldn't be divided by section headings, but instead have all the prose referring to both .... Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 07:47, 20 April 2013 (PDT)

Also, we can't build the WikiOhana, as said on the Welcome page. It is a dead wiki too. See Talk:MarkDilley#WikiOhana for why to change the link to WikiOhana. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:00, 20 April 2013 (PDT)

I've previously tried arguing my case on the WikiOhana issue on the front page - and lost :( Can you think of another wiki to go there instead? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 07:47, 20 April 2013 (PDT)
How about WikiApiary? It's alive, but if we change, we are advertising for other wikis, not us. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 03:48, 23 April 2013 (PDT)
Not sure on WikiApiary . . . I'd prefer a more 'community' based wiki. I've been thinking about the WikiTourBus - how I might integrate that into the main page. Any thoughts on that? Best Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 03:55, 23 April 2013 (PDT)
How about Visitors, check out our WikiTourBus, and you can add a wiki to our site if you like to. (Need some rewording) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:25, 23 April 2013 (PDT)


I think this version of Template:Tag is better. It works like an ordinary link, but the newer edit don't. (See the code of this post.) We can also fix space the problem by adding the nowiki tag. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:08, 20 April 2013 (PDT)

Does the &nbsp work better at the begining of the code? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 08:02, 20 April 2013 (PDT)
Yes, but you see, there is two spaces before the word it on my first post. You can also see my sandbox. And from it you can see nowiki tag works better than &nbsp ; (It neither add a space or delete a space before the link). --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 19:58, 20 April 2013 (PDT)
OK, go ahead and make the change. And don't forget to fill in the edit summary if you can please for all of your edits :) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 23:39, 20 April 2013 (PDT)
Thanks, and I wll try to remember to fill it.--Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 00:37, 21 April 2013 (PDT)
OK, I think I fixed it, and thanks again for unlocking it. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 00:46, 21 April 2013 (PDT)
That looks better - thanks for your great work here :-) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 00:48, 21 April 2013 (PDT)


for pointer to admin discussion page stuff I missed last month. Best, MarkDilley

Meaning of the keys

What does the keys mean? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 03:54, 23 April 2013 (PDT)

You need to ask MarkDilley for the answer to that question! :/ Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 03:57, 23 April 2013 (PDT)


for building out the page - issue for me is that I have the sidebar bug in which I just see the default sidebar.... ~~ MarkDilley

No probs - I used the search!!!! :p. And I'm still getting differing sidebars throughout the day - maybe the sidebar bug is dependent on weather there is an odd number of days in the month ...... Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 09:21, 23 April 2013 (PDT)

Recent changes of Wiki Engines

I think the recent changes of Wiki Engines should be about the Wiki Engines, not the wiki itself. For example, Category:MediaWiki as https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes, not https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:RecentChanges. Also, there shouldn't be any wikinodes in Wiki Engines. That's for wikis. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:54, 24 April 2013 (PDT)

On your first point, I agree - I think anything such as release notes, change log, or development roadmap would be ideal - so feel free to change any that you find. On your second point - I'm not so sure, WikiNodes are just a way of community building, and many of the smaller wiki engines (which are usually a fork of another engine) generally have some degree of co-operation - so there isn't really a right or wrong answer to that point.

If the WikiEngine eats its own dogfood then it should be RecentChanges - else a change log, release notes, whatever would be great! As for a WikiNode for a WikiEngine, only if it is eating its own dogfood :-) WikiNode is one of the ideas that came from Lion Kimbro, he has since moved on from the idea - I love it, so keep it going with a domain name pointed to the archived idea of a wiki, http://WikiNode.info ~~ MarkDilley

I'm enjoying your energy and enthusiasm here - it's greatly appreciated :-)))) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 07:16, 24 April 2013 (PDT) - ditto! ~~ MarkDilley
How about About URLs which tells the characteristics of the engine? For Category:MediaWiki, it's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 03:36, 25 April 2013 (PDT)

Infobox linking

Why not making the logos of infoboxes link to the target page just like Template:Wiki? See one of your edit here. It's more convenient for us to go to the wiki with the linking. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 03:28, 25 April 2013 (PDT)


How's User:RosalieSa not spamming? The language of his website is not English, but they speak English in Australia, so that's an ad instead of his own website. It should be deleted. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:44, 25 April 2013 (PDT)

Category:Wikimedia Foundation sorting

The old edits of yours for main wikis such as this are fine. It makes the main wikis ahead of the language ones. But why you also do this edit? It makes them mixed. --Zhuyifei1999 | talk 04:06, 26 April 2013 (PDT)

A way to "rename" category pages

I saw you added a note to WikiIndex:Naming Conventions‎ about how category pages can't be renamed, which is true.

However, since we have the Replace Text extension, there is a workaround which preserves the edit history.

  1. Create category B (if it doesn't already exist) for all the pages you want to move from category A
  2. Go to the Special:ReplaceText page and the "Original text" box should have something like [[Category:A]] and the "Replacement text" box should have [[Category:B]]
  3. Go down to the optional filters to the "Replace only in category:" box, add in the name of Category A.
  4. Replace text in page contents should be checked
  5. Click continue, verify the changes, then execute the replace text script.

This will automatically make the changes you want, tying them to the user who executed the script, and will leave an entry in the edit history of each page, preserving that for CC BY SA. Arcane (talk) 05:49, 30 April 2013 (PDT)Arcane

Is the sticking issue here, loosing the edit history of the category page itself? If that is the case, can't we just drop that in the edit history, keep the category page and redirect it to the new category? ~~ MarkDilley
I'm aware of the Special:ReplaceText - and more importantly, its limitations. I haven't yet tried the above suggestion from Arcane - but I think that suggestion misses the crucial point. That method is surely just for preserving edit histories of articles within said categories - and not the text within actual categories. That method just batch-moves article pages from one category to another.
Mark is correct, the issue is the edit history of the text on the actual category page. And yes, in theory, we can keep the wrong category and turn it into a redirect (which will of course preserve edit history). However, redirecting categories doesn't work properly - look at this specific example: Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike currently contains 10 sub-cats and 1,317 article pages; but if you look at its 'incoming' redirects - there are a further 24 article pages in the old abbreviated category Category:Wiki CC-BY-SA - and those 24 articles don't/won't show up in the correct Category:Wiki Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike. We can manage this specific situation due to the structured data warning flag (yellow caution triangle) in the wiki infobox. But for non-infobox categories, ie; those created by using either the tag template or the traditional category name at the foot of the edit box - there is no warning, because those are not part of the structured data - hence why using redirects on categories is a bad idea.
In summary, I don't think that deleting a wrong category and creating a new correctly named category will be a problem where the category has no text (maybe on freshly created categories). But for categories such as say Category:Wikia which has a huge amount of text, and a huge edit history - that would be a major problem if we were to delete Category:Wikia and say copy and paste the text to a new cat such as Category:Wikia articles. Hence why I think we should take more care on the specific issue of creating categories. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 01:50, 1 May 2013 (PDT)


Would you mind add another <br> after all the code of MediaWiki:Sitenotice? It looks really weird in the skins modern and vector. --YiFei | talk 21:27, 30 April 2013 (PDT)

Is it now better? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 00:14, 1 May 2013 (PDT)
Yeah, thanks. --YiFei | talk 01:28, 1 May 2013 (PDT)

TourBusStop template

Hi Sean, I was trying to tighten up the template and I mixed it up, can you step through my edits to see what I was trying to do? Best, MarkDilley

I did try reviewing your edits, but couldn't work out what you were trying to achieve :/// Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 20:38, 1 May 2013 (PDT)
instead of


bus image

visit stop


I was thinking of this instead

TourBusStop # 7

Bus image

visit stop

Haa, OK, I see. I'm not sure that would work for those with more than one bus route, look at English Wikipedia to see how the five bus routes nicely fill the bottom line. If we used your method, then any with more than one route wouldn't look correct. :// Also, the hash is an 'Americanism' (Nr. is German, No. is Brit English) - and I think it probably works better for us here at WikiIndex if we try to keep out country-specific abbreviations, and aim for an international and multilingual audience. Gotta take the wife to work in a mo. Catch up again later.  :)) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 20:56, 1 May 2013 (PDT)

Cool - I see the issue with multiple bus routes, I still think the line should be moved up below TourBusStop / Bus image / visit stop - ok with an internationalized numbering system or leaving blank. ~~ MarkDilley

帮助:目录 of MediaWiki:Sidebar

In Chinese, we read from left to right, just like English. So please change 目录 to 帮助 in MediaWiki:Sidebar just like we use Help in Help:Contents. --YiFei | talk 03:22, 2 May 2013 (PDT) - done ~~ MarkDilley

Would you please help me upload the logo of the toolserver from https://wiki.toolserver.org/w/tslogo.png? I can't always connect to Wikimedia Toolserver to display the logo. --YiFei | talk 03:39, 2 May 2013 (PDT) -- here it is [[File:Wikimedia Toolserver.png]] - Best, MarkDilley

Nice Template:Cleanup. ~~ MarkDilley


How did I patrol edits without being an admin (it's not possible, but it did exist)? See log --YiFei | talk 08:32, 4 May 2013 (PDT)

Hmmmm ... wierd! I have no idea how the log shows your edits as self patroled ... but if you check Special:RecentChanges, your edits still have the red caution icon, which means they are not patroled. Our software in general seems to have wierd configuration settings for many things ... sysops get blocked by the spam filter, yet new accounts seem to bypass it! Maybe you can collect a list of configuration bugs and oddities, and let Mark know. Best Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 11:49, 4 May 2013 (PDT)
I can't see whether an edit is patrolled because I'm not an admin. :( --YiFei | talk 18:04, 4 May 2013 (PDT)

Which wiki community standard are you applying?

for this - and I don't remember the edit you are referring to? Wiki culture that I was involved in did not have "user pages" - you just had your page and anyone could edit it and you words - anytime. Meatball:WikiNow Best, MarkDilley

LabVIEW Wiki

How can it need love? I can't get an account even if I'm experienced with LabVIEW, and neither edit it. :( --YiFei | talk 12:08, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

It isn't really dormant, if you click on the recent changes link from our LabVIEW Wiki article (which is now set to 300 days and 100 edits), you should see some constructive editing from March 2013 (as well as lots of spambot deletions). The wiki status categories are quite subjective here on WikiIndex - more of an opinion rather than a definitive statement. If you can't register for an account there, maybe its edit mode should be changed to 'ByInvitation'. Keep up your awesome work here :)))) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 05:17, 5 May 2013 (PDT)

Sidebar problems

I've found a way to solve the sidebar problems instantly: just go to http://wikiindex.org/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Sidebar&action=purge and it works. Is there any way to make a shortcut or something? --YiFei | talk 15:32, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

OK, I've added a 'refresh sidebar' in the resources section. Can you see it, and does it work? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 11:23, 5 May 2013 (PDT)
The thing is, we won't see them when the sidebar is resettled. --YiFei | talk 22:44, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
Any other ideas? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 15:58, 5 May 2013 (PDT)
Actually, no. There's no places for us to place custom links other than the sidebar. (Unless you count the tabs, but that's for things related to the page.) :( --YiFei | talk 09:58, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Can you do the M$ Windows equivalent of a forced refresh (Ctrl+F5) on an iPad? Maybe that might help. I actually think the entire MediaWiki install needs deleting off the server (after taking a database dump), and then a fresh re-install - because we have so many bugs in ours - but sadly, it looks like we don't have the appropriate back-end support. I enjoy you energy here on WikiIndex, best Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 03:10, 6 May 2013 (PDT)
I can't. :( And I don't think we need a forced refresh, we just need to purge the site cache. --YiFei | talk 13:31, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
About the fresh reinstall, I've found that it may take a lot of time (especially Semantic MediaWiki). Maybe we can fix most of them by disabling cache. --YiFei | talk 13:35, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Check Recent Changes

Can you remember to check Special:RecentChanges? Someone's spamming again. Thanks. --YiFei | talk 12:56, 6 May 2013 (UTC)


Can you make a text replace -- wikiindex.com to wikiindex.org? --YiFei | talk 14:52, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure that would be wise. Our original URL was wikiindex.com, and of the 7 searches, most are archive discussions relating to our former URL, and the change to the current .org. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 08:03, 6 May 2013 (PDT)
I thought there's only one, which is WikiIndex talk:InterWiki. --YiFei | talk 15:11, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
And it seems is. --YiFei | talk 15:26, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Never mind. I've manually did that with ()s. --YiFei | talk 10:49, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


I don't think <nowiki></nowiki> is necessary -- we have button_nowiki.png, and it does the same. --YiFei | talk 10:53, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

I don't use the buttons above, I prefer to use textual coding. I don't think it is causing any problems being listed in the Edittools. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 04:02, 9 May 2013 (PDT)
 Actually, it's more convenient because it is more close to the editing area. --YiFei | talk 11:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Bot right to User:YiFeiBot

Can you please add a bot right to User:YiFeiBot? Thanks. --YiFei | talk 12:52, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Rectifying syntax of a template


I made a mistake in translating the syntax of the template: Left. I meant right not left because Arabic and Hebrew are written from right to left. Can you adjust this script syntax or rename the page Template: Left, to Template: Right.

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brahfous (talkcontribs) 14:47, 10 May 2013‎ (UTC)

Done. --YiFei | talk 02:00, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Soft, Worried Hugs

Sean? Please look after yourself? I'll be worrying more than I can tell you... Love and Huggles Always TeraS (talk) 16:56, 11 May 2013 (PDT)

Thank-you Tera, that's greatly appreciated. I'm struggling a lot at.the mo, making v.slow progress. Getting v.little sleep at the mo due to pain, hopefully pain will subside in a few days. Must try for more sleep - it's fone 1am here in the UK, nite-nite all. Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 17:17, 11 May 2013 (PDT)
WikiMedia-BarnstarOfLife.png WellWishesBarnstar
Sean, we wish you good health and a speedy recovery. Let us know if you need anything and we look forward to seeing you on the wiki when you are here.
Best wishes, Tera, Jack, Mark, YiFei, Wolf, Arcane, Emilio, Elassint, Felix, David, EarthFurst and Nathan L.

Me too! I came back from a 10-month federal holiday, and as soon as I hit recent changes and didn't see you, I thought "Oh no..." Leucosticte (talk) 05:56, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh my God - I'm deeply touched by your kind thoughts and wishes. A huge big thank-you to you all.
As some of you may be aware (well I hope I mentioned it!), I was diagnosed with the dreaded 'big C' earlier this year (Renal Cell Carcinoma, or kidney cancer), and had to have major abdominal surgery. I'm still on a very slow and painful recovery (surgeon reckons 12 months to get over surgery!), but the real downer for me was the temporary loss of my eyesight (from some nasty medication for neuropathic pain). Vision is nearly back to normal, but my near vision still isn't correct, and eyes get tired easily - especially after using fone or computer. The surgeon also reckons I'm now clear of cancer - so I'm very relieved about that!
I've noticed a few changes here on WikiIndex (I hope for the better :p ), and the FavIcon looks great. I also noticed a couple of new Admins, which I hope are doing a great job here. Forgive me if I don't pick up on any new procedures, etc since my latest sabatical, and also please bear in mind I'll probably be on a 'go slow' on here for a while - I've got about 8 months of my life to catch up on, and SWMBO is best kept sweet, being as she's been caring for me since my op.
Once again, big thanks, and a big group hug (but don't squeeze too tight) - Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 18:58, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Big sigh of relief, happy to hear from you. ~~ MarkDilley
Thanks Mark :))). Just gotta remember what I used to do round here! - Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 19:15, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
(Softly hugs a bunch and then some) Thank you for appearing again Sean... Missed and worried about you so very much... You've really made me so very happy and thank you... Love TeraS (talk) 19:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Wikis with wikiFactor between 5 and 9

Hi Sean, sorry to hear you've been suffering.

Some time ago you kindly split the Category "Wikis with wikiFactor between 2 and 4". I now have at least one supporter to split Category:Wikis with wikiFactor between 5 and 9 (see the talk page. Could I ask you to have a look at this, and if it seems appropriate, make the split?

Thanks, Ross Burgess (talk) 03:08, 13 June 2013 (PDT)

Hi, it's ✓ done now. Hope you're all right. Miss you very much. --YiFei | talk 09:51, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

With a little help from your friends

I need your help to move Psiram.com to Psiram (de)! Have a look at it, I'd covered it from WikiMANNia as good as I can. Thanks -- 03:55, 6 October 2013 (UTC)


I'd like to bring the Ratchetpedia article to your attention, particularly the second paragraph of the 'history' section. It is a useless thing to add, should ever wiki document every vandalism attempts on them? Also it seems to call me out as a means of harrassment. 08:38, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

OK, I've reverted the offensive edit. Whatever anyone's 'history' on other wikis, I personally don't think that WikiIndex is the place for such comments. Best regards (and don't forget to log-in next time :p ) - Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmintalk2HH 19:14, 22 October 2013 (UTC)