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:Let's hope we can get this all sorted for you - best regards. :))))  [[User:Hoof Hearted|Sean, aka <small>Hoof Hearted</small>]] • <sub>[[:Category:Active administrators of this wiki|Admin]] / [[WikiIndex:Bureaucrats|'Crat]]</sub> • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 15:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
:Let's hope we can get this all sorted for you - best regards. :))))  [[User:Hoof Hearted|Sean, aka <small>Hoof Hearted</small>]] • <sub>[[:Category:Active administrators of this wiki|Admin]] / [[WikiIndex:Bureaucrats|'Crat]]</sub> • <small>[[User talk:Hoof Hearted|talk2HH]]</small> 15:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
== Backend Things and Messes ==
Thank you Sean... I've been away for a while, and I wasn't aware of what was happening... I hope you are doing okay more... Hugs and Love [[User:TeraS|TeraS]] ([[User talk:TeraS|talk]]) 16:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

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Ensis Wiki

Do you happen to recognize, right off the bat, the wiki engine used by Ensis Wiki? If we knew that, we might be able to infer the RecentChanges URL too. Thanks, Leucosticte (talk) 10:07, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Nathan, and Happy New Year. Its urls confirm its written in PHP, bur it isn't the obvious PhpWiki, and I don't immediately recognise it! I suggest having a look at some of the other PHP-based wiki engines to see what looks similar. Sorry I can't be any more help. :-/ Best Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 14:35, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too. Maybe it isn't even a wiki; maybe they just call themselves that because it sounds cool. Leucosticte (talk) 14:36, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Maybe . . . however, at the foot of every page it states "All copyrights held by respective authors/owners", and on their main page, it states "Editing this Wiki is left in the hands of a select few volunteers, however you can help out. If you are an author you can submit documents for inclusion using the form on the contact page." Perhaps you can contact them and request an account? Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 14:47, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
I guess it's likely not a real wiki as every page has their own php file? As for MediaWiki, every page is under "index.php" (or "pmwiki.php" for PmWiki) --YiFei | talk 15:09, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Sometimes it's hard to figure out where to draw the line between a wiki and non-wiki website. See Differences between wikis and other kinds of websites. Leucosticte (talk) 15:54, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Unless someone signs up for an account there, I suggest we leave the entry on here, but mark it with the {{NotAWiki}}. The only real way to tell if it's a genuine wiki is to search for page histories . . . . Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 22:33, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

the plainlinks thing

Hi Sean,
I saw that you deleted Template:PlainLinks. Should we add a CSS snippet to some help page instead (sometimes it's dangerous to have external links within a wiki look like internal ones)? So, what do you think: Is it better to omit this information here? Or should we provide a proper template that makes HTTP-links to this wiki look wiki-internal? I think, there will be only few applications, so direct "CSS hacking" will do...
I wish you all the best for 2014 --Wolf | talk 12:56, 14 January 2014 (UTC)


I suggest changing MediaWiki:Spamprotectiontext to tell users about their option to request that pages be whitelisted. A sample message is at mw:Extension:SpamBlacklist#Whitelist. Thanks, Leucosticte (talk) 00:19, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Consider it done! Thanks for the heads-up :) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 22:44, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment

That really made my day. Unfortunately, there are some who think that merely tolerating someone's presence and allowing facts to be documented means that the person has dominated the wiki. I tend to agree more with AD's sentiments, except that I would go even further than he did, and say that not only should people not be banned for posting essays (in namespaces, such as an Essay: namespace of a wiki allegedly devoted to rational argumentation, where such essays are considered on-topic), but that under those kinds of circumstances, the essays shouldn't be deleted. This is a wiki devoted to wikis, wiki people, and wiki ideas, so comprehensively accomplishing that mission requires that controversial wikis, wiki people, and wiki ideas be documented as well in mainspace articles. Avoiding bias requires that everyone at least be able to tell their side of the story without being blocked, as long as they avoid being disruptive or uncivil. Cheers, Leucosticte (talk) 21:17, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

You are most welcome. I genuinely appreciate your work here on WikiIndex — you have some great constructive ideas, and the technical knowledge on how to push forward those ideas, making (hopefully) WikiIndex a better place!
You are also spot-on regarding civility — we absolutely should ALL be free to discuss others motives, ethics and points of view without fear of being moderated; the only provisos are that we all remain civil, and don't disrupt this (or any other) wiki to force ones own point.
I find you incredibly tolerant, in the light of some of the abuse which gets hurled in your direction — you always remain level-headed and very mature, and that is a truly great personal attribute to have, and I doff my cap to you for that. Life would be very dull if we didn't push boundaries! Best :)) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 21:51, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Scott Schaefer

Perhaps Scott Schaefer meant well. He had some possibly productive businesses by which he sought to support himself and the woman he calls "the swetest, hotest, sexiest, most beautiful wife in Dallas...in the world". Had he been unemployed, he wouldn't have mentioned a commercial business (and therefore wouldn't have seemed as spammy). Had he chosen to be an employee rather than an entrepreneur, he'd be less likely to be accused of spamming, because he would have gained little or nothing by promoting his company. But unemployed people, and non-entrepreneurs, and people who hold back information about their businesses, are not necessarily superior to others.

True, his LexingtonWiki didn't live up to the hyperbole (or hasn't lived up to it yet), but few ambitious projects do; certainly they often take a lot more work than expected, and there are plenty of distractions. Maybe his wife distracted him with all those skimpy outfits she wears in the hot Dallas climate; who knows. I used to think that, because of how emotionally, financially, and otherwise distracting it can be to be in a relationship, I should stay single until I finished developing Inclupedia, but loneliness can be as distracting as having a woman around, so I think I've broken even, perhaps.

Often planned projects are abandoned when one supersedes them with an even better or more important idea. Maybe that's what happened here. Or the person simply gives in to procrastination, because there's no one around to give him the push (and/or assistance) he needs to move forward.

Anyway, he probably is somewhat of a spammer but maybe he wasn't all that harmful; he was significantly less persistent and annoying than the spambots we deal with regularly, because he put work into developing the pages manually. Plus he blessed our wiki with pics of his (somewhat) hot wife; beauty makes the world a better place. I think he has done enough, simply by creating a non-Wikia wiki that shows evidence of at one time being an incubator of ambitious wiki ideas, to be regarded as a wiki person. At any rate, User talk:ScottSchaefer should probably be restored on the general principle that talk pages should remain for the sake of transparency.

Of course, I am somewhat biased because I have some things in common with this user, such as a penchant for ambitious wiki projects (which haven't yet come to full fruition) and delighting in showing off my wife's body to the world and publicly complimenting her beauty. Leucosticte (talk) 21:34, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Recent deletions

Please check Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets & Special:Gadgets --YiFei | talk 12:51, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

I see . . . did you want to undo my deletions which affect those? I presumed it was ok to delete those MW interface pages for those gadgets we don't have installed!
BTW, do you know if it is possible for the AJAX Recent Changes auto refresh to be only enabled to logged in users? Best regards, Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 20:29, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
You can do the undeletions :) The limitation of AJAX Recent Changes can be done by [1], which limit the gadget to only the ones with "purge" user right (only the "user" group has the right currently)
BTW, I've whitelisted the url (see User talk:Leucosticte), but trying to debug in hundreds of regexes is not easy. --YiFei | talk 09:29, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

New Users

Hi, I tried to become a new user of this wiki. I applied some days ago, no response. There is a TOS to check that one has read it, but this page does not exist! How long does it take to get ones account activated?

I tried for "Manorainjan" as name. You can answer me via http://manorainjan.myblog.de/manorainjan/gb or on my German Wikipedia page https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Manorainjan -- 19:00, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

This wiki seems to be not on the index http://thinkwiki.de/Hauptseite. This page seems to be outdated: Ebookpedia, the link to the homepage gets forwarded to another non-wiki blog-like page of similar topic.

I was coming across WikiIndex in search for a wiki on multimeter. Seems no such wiki is listed.

Still I can not log in http://wikiindex.org/User:Manorainjan password does not work and I do not get the Mail that is for resetting the password.-- 23:29, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi there. I'm so sorry you are having difficulty in creating an account, please accept my apologies. I actually thought one of the other sysops fixed your account here whilst I was away — they were obviously unable to do so. I will try to re-create your account, and will create the password the same as your username with the current year at the end (without spaces), and see if that works. If it does work, and you get to log-in, can you then please change your password to something more appropriate. I've temporarilly renamed your original account to User:Manorainjan-OLD.
Regarding your other issues on ThinkWiki and Ebookpedia, please feel free to add or amend as you see fit - we still allow IP editors to create new and/or amend existing entries, but I appreciate it can be a pain in the rear to go through Captcha! For your question regarding a wiki on multimeters, can I suggest you look at the wikis listed in Category:Electronic and/or any of its related categories.
Finally, whilst I may be a 'crat on this wiki, I don't have access to any of the 'backend' server-side software, and nor do any of our regular sysops and crats. WikiIndex is owned by Ray King, and he pays someone else to look after that aspect. Unfortunately, we have had a number of issues with our system config which have been 'broken' for a long time, and sadly don't seem to get fixed – one of those being our e-mail system – I personally have never been able to get my own WikiIndex e-mail working since I started here! :(
Let's hope we can get this all sorted for you - best regards. :)))) Sean, aka Hoof HeartedAdmin / 'Crattalk2HH 15:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Backend Things and Messes

Thank you Sean... I've been away for a while, and I wasn't aware of what was happening... I hope you are doing okay more... Hugs and Love TeraS (talk) 16:02, 28 July 2014 (UTC)