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===Need to Login Now?===
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Since the server came back up after being down on Monday, it seems our wiki page (Stanfordjujitsu) requires you to login to edit it now. Am I missing something and this is how it's supposed to be, or is this a bug?
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[[User:Jodirren|Jodirren]] 21:02, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
  
=Site Suggestions=
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I verified I can't edit any wiki unless I'm logged in. But worse, I can't even see how someone creates a new account if they don't already have on. What is going on?
#Use '''two''' equals signs for top-level heading (as on Wikipedia) so as to be less heavy in appearance and marginally "shorter" so as to reduce scrolling need.
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[[User:Jodirren|Jodirren]] 21:12, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
#Investigate, and either fix or explain, whatever it is that keeps telling me I have new messages but seems to be referring to my talk page, unchanged since the first time I looked at it today.
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#See my reply about index versus categories on the portal's talk page. I like it, so I'm going to repeat some of it elsewhere.
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[[User:Robin Patterson|Robin Patterson]] 23:52, 6 February 2006 (EST)
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===editing help link to wikipedia on new (blank) pages===
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goes into void
  
:Working on the second point.  Can only seem to find one other mention of this happening on [http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:Xz-6a-mvg1gJ:www.theopedia.com/Talk:Main_Page+mediawiki+talk+page+%22new+messages%22+not+version+upgrade&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=3&client=safari another wiki]. If you can find any more information about it, post here.
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found it here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing
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[[User:217.235.46.126|217.235.46.126]]
  
:Not sure on how to go about the first point... still doing additional research.
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== August Member of the Month ==
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Wow! Thanks for that that was totally Unexpected, Thank you! --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 03:38, 29 June 2007 (EDT)
  
:Replied to the last point on the portal talk page. --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 20:44, 11 February 2006 (EST)
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:Congrats!  Thanks for all your support, bluwiki appreciates it ;).  BTW, let me know if you want any of the following:
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::A different link on [[BluWiki:Site_support#Patrons|BluWiki:Site_support]]
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::A BluWiki email address
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::Web server space on bluwiki (for example, I use mine for [http://bluwiki.com/sam/blog my blog] --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 12:21, 29 June 2007 (EDT)
  
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::: Oh its no problem at all. Anyway [[KaiAdin Central Nexus|the Central Nexus]] basically functions as my home page, so its the most appropriate for [[BluWiki:Site_support#Patrons|BluWiki:Site_support]]
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::: Hmm, an bluwiki email would be useful, I wouldnt mind having one. Thanks Again --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 05:58, 30 June 2007 (EDT)
  
On Wikipedia, if you do not want the external icon displayed next to an external link, you put it in <nowiki><span class="plainlinks"></span></nowiki>. Is there an equivalent here? '''Linux'''erist [[Linuxerist|L]] / [[User talk:Linuxerist|T]] 21:56, 20 March 2006 (EST)
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== Lock Request ==
  
=Site Questions=
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Thanks again for the wiki and for rv'ing the spam on [[BlackRockRollerDisco2006]].  Can you please lock that page (completely or from anon edits); it's an archive now; the main page is BlackRockRollerDisco.  <br>P.S.:  If you want to make me an admin, that would be nice and I'll take care of it.  Right now, whenever I rv spam, it stays in the history.  I'm an admin at wiki.fastmail.fm.  I'll limit my use to spam issues if you'd like. --[[User:Elvey|Elvey]] 13:35, 9 August 2007 (EDT)
Have questions about what you ''can and can not'' do? Ask them here.
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==Subpages==
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: I protected it from Anon edits about an hour ago --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 18:09, 9 August 2007 (EDT)
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::Thanks, Kai --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 03:15, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
  
:''Question:'' If I were to create a page here could I create subpages for it? I would assume that using the / after my main page would be the best way to do this, can you confirm this for me? - [mailto:ddewar_at_tampabay_dot_rr_dot_com Nerdvana] <<8 Mar 2006 - 3:25pm EST>>
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== Help ==
  
::Yes, using the / will create a sub page. However, only in user space will these sub pages link back to the main page. --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 17:54, 10 March 2006 (EST)
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I need help with my wiki, phonetica.[[User:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|<font color="#23a0de">Phonetician</font>]] [[User talk:Phoneticianwithoutadegrree|talk]] 23:28, 10 August 2007 (EDT)
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:What's up? --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 03:14, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
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::Bye, Mr. Odio, I have left for my own personal reasons. Bye, folks. [[User:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|<font color="#23a0de">Phonetician</font>]] [[User talk:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|talk]] 18:40, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
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Mr. Odio, you can help me after my wiki has succedded the requests for wikia at requests.wikia/Phonetica. Please delete this account. If you need the password, I'll change it to "hellojack15" (without the quotes, of course). [[User:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|Phonetician]][[User talk:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|talk]] 18:44, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
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:Done. Password = hellojack15
  
:::Thanks for the answer. I was trying a non-web based Wiki called WikidPad this last week, didn't meet my needs.  I've set up my [[User:Nerdvana|user page]] now, will set up more later. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 15:40 17 Mar 2006 (EST)
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::I'll Assume thats a [[Template:Pd|Pd]] Request for any of the pages under his name? --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 21:23, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
  
==How to Mark Pages for Deletion==
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Yes. Delete phonetica, my userpage, and its corresponding talk page, but not the rest. I have the right to vanish. [[User:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|<font color="#23a0de">Phonetician</font>]] [[User talk:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|talk]] 01:53, 12 August 2007 (EDT)<br>
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Sam, please delete/oversight all my contribs because they contain my name. I am now Phoneticianwithoutadegree, and I have the right to vanish.[[User:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|<font color="#23a0de">Phonetician</font>]] [[User talk:Phoneticianwithoutadegree|talk]]
  
:''Another Question:'' Delete page isn't available.  I typoed on creating a page title (and a category title potentially). Should I just tell you about them so you can delete them or am I missing the link somewhere? --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 13:26 19 Mar 2006 (EST)
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:: Ok, all pages related to [[phonetica]] have been deleted, but the user account itself and remaining edits cannot be removed (see [[BluWiki:Policy]]) ([http://bluwiki.com/go/Special:Contributions/Ionas_Rand Remaining Contribs Ionas_Rand]) --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 02:31, 12 August 2007 (EDT)
  
:: See [[Template_talk:Pd]] for instructions on how to add your page to the "Pages to delete" category.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 14:16, 19 March 2006 (EST)
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== Reporting vandal ==
  
:::Excellent. Thanks for the reply on this! I have another question to add (and took out the previous question about Images, its redundant now); I'll add the new one as a separate one below this answer. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 17:13 19 Mar 2006 (EST)
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{{user|66.98.186.40}} [http://terria.bluwiki.org/index.php?title=BluWiki_talk:About&oldid=157012 vandalised] [[BluWiki_talk:About]] �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> <sub>/ <em>22:15, 16 August 2007 (UTC)</em></sub>
  
==Wanted Pages by Main Namespace Entry?==
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{{user|208.255.68.245}} also [http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=BluWiki_talk:About&diff=0&oldid=157013 vandalised]. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> <sub>/ <em>23:18, 19 August 2007 (UTC)</em></sub>
  
''Wanted Pages Question:'' I was curious if it was possible to have a wanted page that would limit the results to only those pages that are subpages under mine.  If it isn't possible, that's fine, but if it was that would ROCK. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 17:15 19 Mar 2006 (EST)
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== Updated Spam policy ==
  
I don't know if you have seen this or not Sam, but is this idea impossible? Or is it just something that cannot be explored at this time?
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Ok, thats going to help with reducing the recent flood of spam --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 17:25, 17 August 2007 (EDT)
  
:Sorry, I should have signed the second item there. Still wondering if that is a possible item to explore or if it isn't feasable. Any idea Sam? --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 08:30, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
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== Spam Blacklist Removal Request ==
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Hi, I've made a www.tinyurl.com/yr56gv bluewiki page concerning some parasites, specifically Trypanos_oma cruzi. But the spam filter is preventing me from using / linking any word containing s_oma (remove the underscore) . I get the following error message:<br> ''The following text is what triggered our spam filter: s_oma'' (without the underscore)<br>
  
::I'm not aware of a way to limit the [[Special:Wantedpages]] page to just your user space. You could always maintain a simple list of wanted pages, though.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 21:26, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
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Let me know if you can remove ''s o m a''  from the spam filter. Thanks in advance! -- : [[User:Blueboom|Blueboom]] 14:05, 21 August 2007 (EDT)
  
:::No worries.  I've been using Ctrl-F on the wanted page. It works. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 21:37, 8 April 2006 (EDT)
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And less than an hour later, on the same page as above. Another filtered spam word i'm requesting to remove from the spam list: a_mbien (without the underscore) for my T.b. Gam_biense section. Sorry for the trouble .-. -- : [[User:Blueboom|Blueboom]] 14:47, 21 August 2007 (EDT)
  
==Free Licencing of the BluWiki Logo==
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::On a related note, [[User:Metropolisforever]] seemd to have closed [[Shock Sites]] due to the spam filter, Not much we can do, but I worry a bit that the filerting may drive away users we have --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 00:10, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
  
:''BluWiki Logo Question:'' Have you considered licensing the BluWiki logo under the GFDL or another free license? I was wanting it for Wikipedia, which I know you are an editor at. I put up a fair use image, but it is best to have as few fair use as possible. (Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BluWiki ) '''Linux'''erist [[Linuxerist|L]] / [[User talk:Linuxerist|T]] 02:21, 20 March 2006 (EST)
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I tried loading that page this afternoon and it took for''ever'' & I couldn't open BluWiki again until I had restarted my browser. I messaged Sam elsewhere and said "Uhoh, looks like BluWiki is down" when it wasn't (silly me). �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> <sub>/ <em>04:13, 23 August 2007 (UTC)</em></sub>
  
::Uploaded the original copy of the logo under GFDL.    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 16:00, 23 March 2006 (EST)
 
:::Thanks, retagged as GFDL. :) '''Linux'''erist [[Linuxerist|L]] / [[User talk:Linuxerist|T]] 21:57, 23 March 2006 (EST)
 
  
===Odd Occurance on 23 Mar 2006===
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Update? : [[User:Blueboom|Blueboom]] 18:02, 6 September 2007 (EDT) 18:02, 6 September 2007 (EDT)
  
Sam, thought you aught to know that you did this last edit not logged in (I saw your talk edited by an IP and immediately came here to check on it - I am including part of the e-mail text below for your convenience). --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 16:16, 23 March 2006 (EST)
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:I agree that the spam blacklist is driving users away - the blacklist SUCKS and is contrary to the whole philosophy of BluWiki. Only thing is, I don't have time to revert the massive amounts spam caused by vandals when the blacklist is down.  Any suggestions?
  
Dear Nerdvana,
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:Blueboom - how about these temporary solutions:
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#I'll remove any keywords you request, if you agree to monitor bluwiki for spam related to that keyword ([[BluWiki:Link_Spam#Checking_for_link_spam|instructions]]).
the BluWiki page User talk:Sam Odio has been changed on 20:57, 23 March 2006
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#Or, you can use [http://isnoop.net/tools/obfuscate.php this HTML obfuscation tool] to trick the filter.  For example, &#115;&#111;&#109;&#97; and &#97;&#109;&#98;&#105;&#101;&#110; --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 11:53, 10 September 2007 (EDT)
by anonymous user 128.143.247.205, see
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:Nerdvana, thanks for the due diligence. As it happens I was on a public computer - and forgot to log in (since I'm usually editing on my PC, which automatically logs me in)  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 09:40, 24 March 2006 (EST)
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Hi, Sam, thanks so much for the HTML obfuscation tool. It's a slight PITA, but it solves the problem for me. [[User:ForestForTrees|ForestForTrees]] 21:17, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
  
::No problem. I kind of figured that out anyway, but still... If I am watching a page I'm part of the "home guard" I figure. *wink* --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 11:29, 24 March 2006 (EST)
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== Argh. ==
  
==User Created Templates==
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How the heck is [[Special:Contributions/192.72.124.11|this IP]] getting through [http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=block&page=User:192.72.124.11 my block]?
  
Just curious, Sam, if you would allow users to create templates for their own use.  I think I can determine how to do this from [[Template_talk:Pd]], just wanted to be sure that it was not disallowed. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 11:29, 24 March 2006 (EST)
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I've blocked this IP yesterday and they've posted some (deleted) edits since:
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# (diff) (hist) . . N! Talk:Lacouperiel; 19:14 . . 192.72.124.11 (Talk | block)
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# (diff) (hist) . . N! Talk:UWaterloo; 19:13 . . 192.72.124.11 (Talk | block)
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# (diff) (hist) . . N! User talk:Chotchki/BusDataComm; 19:13 . . 192.72.124.11 (Talk | block)
  
:You definitely can create your own templates. Generally it's preferred if you create them in your own namespace, though (Like [[User:Sam_Odio/Top]] which appears on [[Sam Odio]])  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 11:55, 27 March 2006 (EST)
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Strange. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 19:39, 26 August 2007 (EDT)
  
::Thanks! That will help out alot. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 12:42, 27 March 2006 (EST)
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:Wierd... the only thing I can think of is that there's a problem with the database.  Let me know if it happens again. --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]]
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::Now [[User_talk:Nathan#Defying_Block.3F|this makes twice]]. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 16:20, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
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::[[Special:Contributions/66.204.136.137|Three times]]. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 15:50, 24 September 2007 (EDT)
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::[[Special:Contributions/65.44.66.100|Four times]]. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 12:51, 2 October 2007 (EDT)
  
=Wiki Formatting Questions=
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::On another note, probably related to this database problem: [[Shock Sites]] theres new activity there, but I cannot get the page history to show changes some problem with the '''''Difference Engine''''' which is what I guess generates the pages showing the difference between revisions --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 05:18, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
Have questions about how to ''format'' in MediaWiki? Ask them here.
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==How To Set Up A TOC Panel In Media Wiki==
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:::Great, thanks for pointing this out.  I'll see what I can do... --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 17:57, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
  
:''Question:'' How would I go about setting up a contents pannel like has been done here on [[Fallen_Empire]]? A link will be sufficient, I just cannot find it anywhere... --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 10:55 18 Mar 2006 (EST)
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:: [http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&target=62.94.22.196] Another one, somehow defeating blocks --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 02:27, 9 October 2007 (EDT)
  
::Nerdvana, if you're talking about Fallen Empire's links and pictures at the top of the page, just copy the source code and paste in your wiki - I've singled out the source code you need here: [[User:Sam Odio/Content]].  You of course, would want to change the links / image.
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:: [http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=block&page=User:210.22.158.132 and another one]. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 13:01, 22 December 2007 (EST)
  
:::No, this isn't what I meant, but as I may want to do that could you leave that page up for now? --[[User:Nerdvana|N]]
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::& another one: {{User|63.238.216.253}} �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:23, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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::& another one: {{User|66.226.64.215}} �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 13:15, 27 January 2008 (EST)
  
::If you're talking about the table of contents, or TOC, that is automatically generated based on your headings.  If you want an example of how the headings are used to create the TOC, take a look at the source code I've written in the [[Sandbox]].  Hurry up though, because I'm sure others will play around with it.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 11:17, 18 March 2006 (EST)
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:::Thanks, I'm working on these.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 18:54, 27 January 2008 (EST)
  
:::Yes, this is what I meant. However, I had already done that and didn't get a TOC. Check out [[Creation_Et_All|Creation Et All]]. I don't see what is different there either... --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 11:52 18 Mar 2006 (EST)
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& now {{User|202.28.103.12}} �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 01:57, 18 March 2008 (EDT)
  
::::I figured it out. I don't have enough headings. Ok, thanks! --[User:Nerdvana|N]], 12:07 18 Mar 2006 (EST)
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== Page permissions ==
  
==BluWiki Disambiguation Pages==
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From [[BluWiki:What BluWiki Is]]:
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"..I am working to develop a hack where creators of new pages can set page permissions - which will control who can view / edit a page. I feel this is important to allow free expression yet prevent anarchy."
  
Sam, I was curious if it would be a problem to create a disambiguation page or two.  The best example I can think of is for the Roman Gods/Planets - both [[Fallen Empire]] and my [[Creation Et All]] have gods named after/based on the Roman Gods (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn). I would bet that [[User:Seanr451|Seanr451]] would like those to come up on a search for the names as much as I would. I think I'd link to anything in our namespace and to the Wikipedia disambiguation page for the same word. What do you think? --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 11:35, 28 March 2006 (EST)
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Hopefully this will help in some way: You might want to coordinate with [http://www.centiare.com Centiare.com] because they've already done this. To explain how they have it set up:  Anything that a user creates in the Directory: space is only editable to that user and view-only to anyone else. I'm sure that could be adaptable to here if they're willing to share the code. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 00:46, 3 September 2007 (EDT)
  
:As of right now, the policy is to create a disambiguation page when two users are claiming the same name.
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Any movement on this? it's one of the principal features that drew me toward bluwiki in the first place, and I feel a little deceived by the message on [[BluWiki:About]] that says "BluWiki is unique in that original page authors normally decide who can edit their page" - am I missing something? is this functionality already there or is it "coming soon?" I'd really like the ability to decide who can and can't edit the site I'm hoping to set up...--[[User:Dbgerhard|Dbgerhard]] 18:12, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
  
:Honestly, feel free to use the disambiguation pages a liberally as you wish, if you think they can help the end-user find the content he/she is looking for.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 20:43, 28 March 2006 (EST)
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:I had always assumed that this was in more of an ethereal sense in that in a wikipedia style fashion of believing that users in a community would respect each others property, peace between fellow men and so on, but it is already plain that is is not happening as such in the case of Bluwiki. To reduce the amount of spam, a spam black list has been put in place, but some users find it is too restrictive and on the other hand it also lets a lot of spam through even thorough the SysOps (currently the three of us) strive to revert and remove spam as it comes up.
  
::Excellent. Thanks! --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 06:31, 29 March 2006 (EST)
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:To answer your question though, it is still in development, though when it may be implemented is up in the air. --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 08:47, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
  
::FYI.  I have created a [[:Category:Disambiguation|disambiguation category]] and fixed up the [[:Template:Disambig|disambiguation template]] now for you Sam. --[[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]] 12:53, 29 March 2006 (EST)
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:Thanks for the clarification.  I'm aware of the "trust the community to make appropriate changes" way of doing things and for some of my projects that is fine, but for others I do need actual edit privileges, so I will have to go elsewhere for those. For the more "Wiki-like" of my wiki needs, though, bluwiki is great.  thanks for its existence. --[[User:Dbgerhard|Dbgerhard]] 11:25, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
  
=Notes To Sam=
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Hi...just wanted to find out what the status is on implementing access control to editing a page. A community of us are interested in creating a wiki here, but are afraid of any vandalizing since it seems that anyone can go into an article and have their way with it. Or are there security measures in place I don't know about. We are a bit concerned about this - we'd only like certain users to be able to edit, and with adminstrator approval. Thanks...--[[User:216.142.214.194|216.142.214.194]] 18:53, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
  
Sam, I hope you don't mind, but I was seeing so many questions on here I thought better subdivision would help.  So I set up Subheadings in the Site Settings and the Formatting sections.  Since most of it was mine and it allows things to be seen better I thought it would be ok. -- [[User:Nerdvana|Nerdvana]], 08:05 23 Mar 2006 (EST)
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== Shock Sites ==
  
:No problem, thanks for cleaning it up!  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 11:56, 27 March 2006 (EST)
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Is there any way to remove the spam-filter for the shocksites page only?. It seems to
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have destroyed the site completely (you can't save the page if any of the entries are blacklisted). Removing it for the shocksites page only would allow that page to still be edited, while allowing spam to be filtered independently.
  
==Name==
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Perhaps, another option would be, that moderators can, when requested, un-spam-filter certain pages?. This would mean that new pages have the spam filter and so can't be used for spam, while established pages can be free of the filter which, in the case of SHock Sites, has prevented the page from being edited at all!.
  
Sam, I thought your name is Sam. I know this sounds really silly, but your name is written as John Zhou in your personal information near the bottom and I'm assuming that it's the result of vandalism. --[[User:Funnykid|Funnykid]] 03:01, 17 May 2006 (EDT)
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Unless of course the spam-filter is intended to stop the Shock Sites page - and if that is the case, it is of course your choice as Bluwiki is your site, on your server!
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:No, unfortunately the spamfilter applies to the whole site. It's not selective in that way. I'm sure Sam can figure something out. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 08:02, 11 September 2007 (EDT)
  
:Thanks, looks like someone already fixed it.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 20:42, 3 July 2006 (EDT)
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== Interesting Page ==
  
==Page Picture==
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I was thinking, on the [[Main Page]] just some sort of an "featured article" kind of link to a page on bluwiki, but without the page looking like or sounding a featured article on wikipedia, just something thats ''Interesting'' that we may have found on our wanderings through [[Special:RecentChanges]], [[Special:Popularpages]] or [[Special:Longpages]] or anything else for that matter.
  
Your picture is gone from the main page.
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Basically, something that can draw attention to Bluwikiians pages and show off what people can do on Bluwiki --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 17:09, 14 September 2007 (EDT)
:Thanks, I had moved all the pics to [[User:Sam_Odio/Pictures]].  Think most users don't visit that page though, so I'll put my mug shot back up on the main page. --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 20:42, 3 July 2006 (EDT)
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== Spam-filter ==
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== Help re page layout ==
I do not understand why the word ''Socia lism'' triggers the spam filter just because it contains the word ''cia lis'' (words intentionally seperated!) Thank you for your comment! --[[User:Ghormax|Ghormax]] 18:07, 25 June 2006 (EDT)
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Having some trouble with laying out my page -> [[http://deostroll.bluwiki.com/go/Deostroll%27s_win32_reference_-_CreateThread%28%29]]. Could you show me how to fix it.--[[User:Deostroll|deostroll]] 16:15, 16 September 2007 (EDT)
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:Hey no problem, I think I fixed it myself. --[[User:Deostroll|deostroll]] 08:56, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
  
:Ghormax, thanks for pointing this out. We've had a terrible problem with pharmacy linkspam, in particular cialis.  Nevertheless, I have removed "cialis" from the spam filter, to prevent your problem in the future.
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== Personal Info ==
  
:If you can, help us out by periodically searching bluwiki for "cialis" and removing any link spam.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 20:33, 3 July 2006 (EDT)
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Hey Sam, just wanting to give you the heads up, theres been a group of people (well Nathan sees it as one person with a lot of sockpuppets) placing personal information [[Akpsipledges07|on a series of pages related to a Fraternity Pledges]] as a sort of directory I guess, basically its very detailed, including numbers emails and likes/dislikes, DOB (!) and addresses/phone numbers(!!). I support the notion of removing the information until it can be ascertained that all people involved have stated their willingness to have this all on Bluwiki. --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 15:45, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
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:OK, I trust your judgement in this.  We should call one of the numbers and let them know someone is putting their info online --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]]
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::Kai has e-mailed all the e-mail addresses mentioned (see his talk) with no responses as of yet. We're going to go ahead and delete them and explain on the users' talk as to why. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 16:52, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
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::I've added [[BluWiki:Policy#Personal_Information|a bit about personal information]] in [[BluWiki:Policy]] (basically a copyedit from Wikipedia). Feel free to edit and tweak if necessary until it works for you. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 17:33, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
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::I've been contacted by one of the users (if not, the user) who has been adding this info and he's asking for the pages to be undeleted. I will do so, of course, and remove the contact information and birthdates. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 18:41, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
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:::Nathan, you might want to update [[BluWiki:Policy]] to include some bit about users adding their own personal information.  Otherwise, I'll be in violation!  See [[Sam_Odio#My_Contact_Information]]...  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 17:57, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
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::::Well, the thing about it being a Wiki policy is that anyone can edit it and change it if they feel it doesn't work for them. :-) I think I've changed it a little. How's [http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=BluWiki:Policy&diff=171076&oldid=171075 this]? �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 19:18, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
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== Spam protection ==
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I've semi-protected a whole slew of BluWiki: pages and system-used categories in an effort to curb spam. Hopefully it helps. :) �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:07, 29 September 2007 (EDT)
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An idea to curb the number of spambot activity is to disallow creating pages which contain "/index.php/". �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 18:47, 2 October 2007 (EDT)
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==Spam Black List Error==
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<pre>Warning: Missing argument 4 for wfSpamBlacklistValidate() in /var/www/bluwiki-org/htdocs/extensions/SpamBlacklist/SpamBlacklist.php on line 67</pre>
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Got this error, while saving an edit. --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 09:49, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
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:Hm, what page?  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 21:06, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
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:: If i remember correctly [[User_talk:D0s4gw]] asking a question abut his world maps, or it was [[User_talk:68.224.239.145]] suggesting something to do with his choice of font colour, forgot which, but i do know, I was commenting on something, rather than the usual 'spam' edit summary. --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 21:56, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
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== Move Log, Database Error ==
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When going to look at the [http://bluwiki.com/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=move&user=&page= move log] Im getting a long and horrible database error message. Thanks --[[User:KaiAdin|KaiAdin]] 03:49, 13 November 2007 (EST)
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== Pulldown Menu ==
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Hello, is there anyway I can create a template that utilises the javascript needed to make a pulldown-like table, like the one used by TOC? Thanks. --[[User:Quastar|Q V]] 09:22, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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:You can't use JS in templates. Happy Holidays. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 10:36, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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::Happy holidays to you too. What I mean is, is there any way to utilise the built-in function of TOC for self-made templates? I know that JavaScript can't be used, but it is also a fact that the current TOC uses JavaScript function to work. In Wikipedia, they have a [[Wikipedia:Template:Hidden|Template:Hidden]] that can do the trick, I was thinking of emulating the same function here. --[[User:Quastar|Q V]] 10:42, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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:::You can use <nowiki>__TOC__</nowiki> or <nowiki>__NOTOC__</nowiki> inside a template, yes. Just type it like that. You can also use that Wikipedia template here (though you'd have to retype and save it). �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 10:52, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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::::No, it's not an attempt to use TOC, but to create a table that can be shown and hide with a mouse click, just like TOC. Sadly, it does not work. I have copied the codes of that said template line-by-line. See here [[:Template:Hidden]] for that failed attempt. It just does not work. Oh well... --[[User:Quastar|Q V]] 11:02, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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:::::BluWiki doesn't use the new bleeding edge version of MediaWiki, so I suppose that's the problem. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 11:14, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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::::::I see... thanks for the heads up. Hopefully someone can come up with a hack to make it work. --[[User:Quastar|Q V]] 11:20, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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:::::::No problem :) �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 15:17, 25 December 2007 (EST)
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== Holiday ==
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Just thought I'd poke my head in to tell you I hope you're having a great holiday. :) �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:45, 26 December 2007 (EST)
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== Strange page ==
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I'm not quite sure what [[Kkf|this]] is so I'm not quite sure what to do with it... �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 14:10, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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Oh I see. It's a vandalism spree. Nevermind :p �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:12, 17 January 2008 (EST)
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== eMail authentification, Re-Design, group rights ==
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Hell, Sam O. !
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I just registrated http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com and wanted to authorisate my eMail address. I got an eMail with the confirmation link. But... with linking the relevant URL I get for the "Confirm E-mail adderss" from BluWiki following error message "'''Invalid confirmation code. The code may have expired'''". What's wrong ??
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: With a 3rd attempt of reactivating the code the link I got by 3rd eMail was accepted from the system. So hopefully the eMail to user function works. --[[User:SM-WikiSysop|JayAr]] 01:51, 10 February 2008 (EST)
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::''As a BluWiki admin, I can confirm that you don't need to do anything ever again and your e-mail address is confirmed until you change it. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)''
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2nd: I want set the monobook as the primar design for my mainpage. I can change the preferences within my personal account (for me singular as user), but yet the design for simple anonymous visitors is that of Bluwiki.com. How to change ?
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::''Sorry, you can't. You can't use Monobook, nobody can - it's the default BluWiki skin only for everyone. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)''
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::::I wish to correct Nathan's statement:  I am using Monobook just fine.  ''You'' can user Monobook; however, Nathan is correct: you ''cannot'' set Monobook to be the skin for your page(s); rather, each user chooses the skin for all the pages.  Does that make sense? --[[User:Jcarroll|jcarroll]] 12:12, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
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And it seems I cannot edit the Main page. But I need to inform the user what he/she will find at "Sinn-Macher" (Sense-Maker). I have no problem to set in the top some links to animate the user for clicking to some more informatoins about BluWiki. Actually the whole page is filled with advertising about BluWiki. That's contradictive and disturbs the orientation of my users... How to maintain/edit ?
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::''You can't edit the main page because it's actually ''our'' main page. [[Main Page]] is BluWiki's main page. [[Main Page/]] was your edit (users might get confused with that). The main page for your subdomain is located at [[Sinn macher]]. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 23:47, 10 February 2008 (EST)''
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: I found out on my own just by luck I wanted to leave a comment on the talk page how to change the main page (don't really know how it worked ???). Meanwhile I can edit the frontpage under http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/Sinn_macher ;-) --[[User:SM-WikiSysop|JayAr]] 08:28, 10 February 2008 (EST)
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3rd: I'd like to set an attractive logo ''left top'' insted this simple (boaring) symbols of babyblue gear wheels and a flavicon. How to maintain ? From Wikipedia and the manuals at MediaWiki there is named a localsettings.php. How to get access ? - I am confidenced with FTP so where to find the access datas for the FTP login ?? (Same I'd need for administrate the user rights (Bureaucrat, Admin/Sysop, User, Anonymous).)
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::''You can't do any of those things. You can't change the sidebar. You can't change internal MediaWiki functions and you can't edit LocalSettings.php because it belongs to BluWiki. LocalSettings.php is not editable from inside of BluWiki anyway. All of these things are an important part of the BluWiki site. The subdomain is only a redirection to another page inside of BluWiki. It does not give you your own personal, customizable wiki with a brand new database - it uses the same database as the rest of BluWiki.''
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::''Allow me to illustrate. Click [http://nathan.bluwiki.com nathan.bluwiki.com], then click [[Nathan]]. The two pages look the same because they're the same page. If you need to be able to have your own personal wiki, you can check out [http://editthis.info editthis.info] (we are not affiliated with them in any way). �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)''
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4th: I adapted the time settings to my local time (overtaken from the computer clock) to -1 to UTC. But the time stamp of my facsimile always shows ETC. How can I change from US to Central European TIme Zone (I am settled in North Germany/Hamburg).
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::''The default timezone for signing messages is always EST. You can't change it. Sorry for the inconvenience. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)''
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Would thank you for a quick reply. See you --[[User:SM-WikiSysop|SM-WikiSysop]] 01:32, 10 February 2008 (EST)
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== How to maintain the Sidebar ?? ==
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A MediaWiki individually is possible to be structure with it's Sidebar in a sub domain adapted to the relevant content with the following link (as an example of my WIki @ BluWiki.com): http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/MediaWiki:Sitebar (alternatively: http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/index.php/MediaWiki:Sitebar ). Under both addresses is no sidebar (????) - How is it possible ?? - Please would thank you for the correct URL address. Thank you. --[[User:SM-WikiSysop|JayAr]] 08:20, 10 February 2008 (EST)
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:''As I said above, you can't change the sidebar. You don't seem to understand: By creating a subdomain on BluWiki, this is not the same as simply giving you your own wiki. A subdomain is only a redirect to an existing page here on BluWiki, it is not a brand new wiki with a brand new database. It uses the same database as the rest of BluWiki.
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:''I think we'll be working on giving users their own customizable wikis sometime in the future but I can't tell you how long. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 23:37, 10 February 2008 (EST)''
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== [[Gary Jazz]] ==
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I had to delete the page and selectively restore revisions in order to revert spam. Annoying as it was, one of the terms on the page was blacklisted (u<!---->iuchazards.notlong.com). Just thought I'd let you know. �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:31, 26 February 2008 (EST)
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== A small thanks... ==
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from someone who appreciates what you've done. Thank you for creating a Wiki like this one. <3 [[User:AlishaShatogi|AlishaShatogi]] 05:20, 11 March 2008 (EDT)
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Agreed! Thanks to the site owner and the admins.We probably don't say thanks enough for bluwiki! --[[User:Blueboom|Blueboom]] 01:03, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
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:''Speaking for all the admins here, you're very welcome. We're glad to help! �&nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 00:26, 13 March 2008 (EDT)''
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== ISSUES with new server ==
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Please see [[User talk:Sam Odio/Ashelley/Known Issues]] for issues regarding the transition to our new server.  Any errors & problems you are now receiving should be reported there.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 11:02, 30 April 2008 (EDT)
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== Vandal ==
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{{user|207.47.250.108}} has vandalized nearly all the pages belonging to VGOC. Can you block this user, or otherwise revert the damage? [[User:nneonneo|nneonneo]] <sup>[[User_talk:nneonneo|talk]]</sup> 00:45, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
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== Subpages question ==
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Okay, so I've managed to make (and utterly completely abuse) subpages in User namespaces (ie mine) and see that they work on Talk pages, but I just tried to create one for an actual main namespace article aaaand it didn't show the link series at the top indicating it was a subpage. Just want to know if it's possible, and if it is, what I did wrong; and if it's not, to politely request this ability be added. With much love to the admins, [[User:AlishaShatogi|AlishaShatogi]] 20:10, 11 December 2008 (UTC) <3
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== Special:Export ==
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First, I'd like to thank you a bunch for providing this functionality. We are just in the midst of archiving all of our material, so it is really nice to be able to do so.
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The problem is, some of our pages have so many edits that Export simply refuses to export them, meaning that there is essentially no clean way to get a dump of all the history. The two problematic pages are [[RC procrastination]] and [[Video Game Olde Crew]]. Is there anything you can do to make the pages "dumpable" without losing any history? Perhaps the history could be split between two articles, or export could be allowed to run a little longer?
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With thanks,
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[[User:nneonneo|nneonneo]] <sup>[[User_talk:nneonneo|talk]]</sup> 06:09, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Admin Request ==
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Hi, I am willing to be a admin for bluwiki. I have over 1000 edits on wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Christopher_Kraus]. I am really interested in learning about running MediaWiki software and the server backend. Thanks--[[User:Krauschristopher1|Krauschristopher1]] 02:39, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
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:I vote against, sorry we have enough already. &#151; &nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 03:28, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
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::Okay, Thanks Anyway. I saw that help was needed on [[BluWiki:Site_support]]--[[User:Krauschristopher1|Krauschristopher1]] 15:21, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Well take into account that my opinion is only my opinion, Sam may want another admin or two, I'm sure he'll let you know. &#151; &nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 20:38, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Page protection ==
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Hi, Sam.
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I was wondering if you could protect [[Peelameal/Boards]].  The wiki contains price information that many are concerned may be changed by anyone, so I was wondering if there was a way to protect it so that only me and other authorized users are allowed to edit the page.  Thanks.  [[User:RJaguar3|RJaguar3]] 22:14, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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:As it says in [[Help:User Help]], we have ''no'' access controls. That is a feature that Sam wants added at some point.
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:There are four protection levels to any page: sysops only, everyone, logged in users only, or nobody. That's it. The whole point of a wiki is so that information may be changed by anyone at any time. &#151; &nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:17, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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::Okay, can you semi-protect the page (registered users only), please?  [[User:RJaguar3|RJaguar3]] 22:48, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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:::Done. &#151; &nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 22:48, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
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== AutoCAD Wiki ==
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AutoCAD Wiki is at wikia.com.  We are not compatible with the ads they are unable to control for us.  Bluwiki looks cool.  Can you give me confidence in the longevity and management of Bluwiki?  I'm not too comfortable with a sole proprietorship. Tom Haws [[User:97.117.193.163|97.117.193.163]] 16:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
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:Correction: This isn't a sole proprietorship - this is being run not for profit. Any money BluWiki makes goes back into its hosting expenses. &#151; &nbsp;[[User:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''Nathan'''</span>]] <sup>([[User talk:Nathan|<span style="color:#3971DE">'''talk'''</span>]])</sup> 17:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
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::BluWiki has an extensive network of volunteers and supporters.  We've been around longer than wikia (since 2004) and have no plans to go anywhere.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 19:20, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
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== RE ==
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I do have "something" on my userpage, it may not be much, but it's something ;-)
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What's up with this Divvyshot album? http://omploader.org/vMjlxeQ/Picture%203.png
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Seems like you left a placeholder mockup image in or something.
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[[User:Cmelbye|Cmelbye]] 20:41, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
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== Database/server crashes? ==
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Hey Sam,
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I've been getting a lot of "500 - Internal Server Error"s and SQL database errors as of late, is something up? Should I be backing up my group's project? :p Is it because of the MediaWiki upgrade mentioned on the Bluwiki front page? Sometimes these errors would last hours at a time - the latest was from midnight last night until roughly now. It's becoming a nuisance. Please, help!
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And again, thanks for all your hard work keeping Bluwiki ticking.
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[[User:AlishaShatogi|AlishaShatogi]] 20:03, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
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::Thanks for the heads up.  We were having a few problems with the database but those should have been fixed by now.  If you're still having any issues - drop me a line.  --[[User:Sam Odio|Sam Odio]] 18:16, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 18:04, 17 August 2010

Need to Login Now?

Since the server came back up after being down on Monday, it seems our wiki page (Stanfordjujitsu) requires you to login to edit it now. Am I missing something and this is how it's supposed to be, or is this a bug? Jodirren 21:02, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

I verified I can't edit any wiki unless I'm logged in. But worse, I can't even see how someone creates a new account if they don't already have on. What is going on? Jodirren 21:12, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

editing help link to wikipedia on new (blank) pages

goes into void

found it here http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing 217.235.46.126

August Member of the Month

Wow! Thanks for that that was totally Unexpected, Thank you! --KaiAdin 03:38, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

Congrats! Thanks for all your support, bluwiki appreciates it ;). BTW, let me know if you want any of the following:
A different link on BluWiki:Site_support
A BluWiki email address
Web server space on bluwiki (for example, I use mine for my blog --Sam Odio 12:21, 29 June 2007 (EDT)
Oh its no problem at all. Anyway the Central Nexus basically functions as my home page, so its the most appropriate for BluWiki:Site_support
Hmm, an bluwiki email would be useful, I wouldnt mind having one. Thanks Again --KaiAdin 05:58, 30 June 2007 (EDT)

Lock Request

Thanks again for the wiki and for rv'ing the spam on BlackRockRollerDisco2006. Can you please lock that page (completely or from anon edits); it's an archive now; the main page is BlackRockRollerDisco.
P.S.: If you want to make me an admin, that would be nice and I'll take care of it. Right now, whenever I rv spam, it stays in the history. I'm an admin at wiki.fastmail.fm. I'll limit my use to spam issues if you'd like. --Elvey 13:35, 9 August 2007 (EDT)

I protected it from Anon edits about an hour ago --KaiAdin 18:09, 9 August 2007 (EDT)
Thanks, Kai --Sam Odio 03:15, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Help

I need help with my wiki, phonetica.Phonetician talk 23:28, 10 August 2007 (EDT)

What's up? --Sam Odio 03:14, 11 August 2007 (EDT)
Bye, Mr. Odio, I have left for my own personal reasons. Bye, folks. Phonetician talk 18:40, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Mr. Odio, you can help me after my wiki has succedded the requests for wikia at requests.wikia/Phonetica. Please delete this account. If you need the password, I'll change it to "hellojack15" (without the quotes, of course). Phoneticiantalk 18:44, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Done. Password = hellojack15
I'll Assume thats a Pd Request for any of the pages under his name? --KaiAdin 21:23, 11 August 2007 (EDT)

Yes. Delete phonetica, my userpage, and its corresponding talk page, but not the rest. I have the right to vanish. Phonetician talk 01:53, 12 August 2007 (EDT)
Sam, please delete/oversight all my contribs because they contain my name. I am now Phoneticianwithoutadegree, and I have the right to vanish.Phonetician talk

Ok, all pages related to phonetica have been deleted, but the user account itself and remaining edits cannot be removed (see BluWiki:Policy) (Remaining Contribs Ionas_Rand) --KaiAdin 02:31, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

Reporting vandal

66.98.186.40 (talk • cont.logs) vandalised BluWiki_talk:About � Nathan (talk) / 22:15, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

208.255.68.245 (talk • cont.logs) also vandalised. � Nathan (talk) / 23:18, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Updated Spam policy

Ok, thats going to help with reducing the recent flood of spam --KaiAdin 17:25, 17 August 2007 (EDT)

Spam Blacklist Removal Request

Hi, I've made a www.tinyurl.com/yr56gv bluewiki page concerning some parasites, specifically Trypanos_oma cruzi. But the spam filter is preventing me from using / linking any word containing s_oma (remove the underscore) . I get the following error message:
The following text is what triggered our spam filter: s_oma (without the underscore)

Let me know if you can remove s o m a from the spam filter. Thanks in advance! -- : Blueboom 14:05, 21 August 2007 (EDT)

And less than an hour later, on the same page as above. Another filtered spam word i'm requesting to remove from the spam list: a_mbien (without the underscore) for my T.b. Gam_biense section. Sorry for the trouble .-. -- : Blueboom 14:47, 21 August 2007 (EDT)

On a related note, User:Metropolisforever seemd to have closed Shock Sites due to the spam filter, Not much we can do, but I worry a bit that the filerting may drive away users we have --KaiAdin 00:10, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

I tried loading that page this afternoon and it took forever & I couldn't open BluWiki again until I had restarted my browser. I messaged Sam elsewhere and said "Uhoh, looks like BluWiki is down" when it wasn't (silly me). � Nathan (talk) / 04:13, 23 August 2007 (UTC)


Update? : Blueboom 18:02, 6 September 2007 (EDT) 18:02, 6 September 2007 (EDT)

I agree that the spam blacklist is driving users away - the blacklist SUCKS and is contrary to the whole philosophy of BluWiki. Only thing is, I don't have time to revert the massive amounts spam caused by vandals when the blacklist is down. Any suggestions?
Blueboom - how about these temporary solutions:
  1. I'll remove any keywords you request, if you agree to monitor bluwiki for spam related to that keyword (instructions).
  2. Or, you can use this HTML obfuscation tool to trick the filter. For example, soma and ambien --Sam Odio 11:53, 10 September 2007 (EDT)

Hi, Sam, thanks so much for the HTML obfuscation tool. It's a slight PITA, but it solves the problem for me. ForestForTrees 21:17, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Argh.

How the heck is this IP getting through my block?

I've blocked this IP yesterday and they've posted some (deleted) edits since:

  1. (diff) (hist) . . N! Talk:Lacouperiel; 19:14 . . 192.72.124.11 (Talk | block)
  2. (diff) (hist) . . N! Talk:UWaterloo; 19:13 . . 192.72.124.11 (Talk | block)
  3. (diff) (hist) . . N! User talk:Chotchki/BusDataComm; 19:13 . . 192.72.124.11 (Talk | block)

Strange. � Nathan (talk) 19:39, 26 August 2007 (EDT)

Wierd... the only thing I can think of is that there's a problem with the database. Let me know if it happens again. --Sam Odio
Now this makes twice. � Nathan (talk) 16:20, 20 September 2007 (EDT)
Three times. � Nathan (talk) 15:50, 24 September 2007 (EDT)
Four times. � Nathan (talk) 12:51, 2 October 2007 (EDT)
On another note, probably related to this database problem: Shock Sites theres new activity there, but I cannot get the page history to show changes some problem with the Difference Engine which is what I guess generates the pages showing the difference between revisions --KaiAdin 05:18, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
Great, thanks for pointing this out. I'll see what I can do... --Sam Odio 17:57, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
[1] Another one, somehow defeating blocks --KaiAdin 02:27, 9 October 2007 (EDT)
and another one. � Nathan (talk) 13:01, 22 December 2007 (EST)
& another one: 63.238.216.253 (talk • cont.logs) � Nathan (talk) 22:23, 17 January 2008 (EST)
& another one: 66.226.64.215 (talk • cont.logs) � Nathan (talk) 13:15, 27 January 2008 (EST)
Thanks, I'm working on these. --Sam Odio 18:54, 27 January 2008 (EST)

& now 202.28.103.12 (talk • cont.logs) � Nathan (talk) 01:57, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Page permissions

From BluWiki:What BluWiki Is: "..I am working to develop a hack where creators of new pages can set page permissions - which will control who can view / edit a page. I feel this is important to allow free expression yet prevent anarchy."

Hopefully this will help in some way: You might want to coordinate with Centiare.com because they've already done this. To explain how they have it set up: Anything that a user creates in the Directory: space is only editable to that user and view-only to anyone else. I'm sure that could be adaptable to here if they're willing to share the code. � Nathan (talk) 00:46, 3 September 2007 (EDT)

Any movement on this? it's one of the principal features that drew me toward bluwiki in the first place, and I feel a little deceived by the message on BluWiki:About that says "BluWiki is unique in that original page authors normally decide who can edit their page" - am I missing something? is this functionality already there or is it "coming soon?" I'd really like the ability to decide who can and can't edit the site I'm hoping to set up...--Dbgerhard 18:12, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

I had always assumed that this was in more of an ethereal sense in that in a wikipedia style fashion of believing that users in a community would respect each others property, peace between fellow men and so on, but it is already plain that is is not happening as such in the case of Bluwiki. To reduce the amount of spam, a spam black list has been put in place, but some users find it is too restrictive and on the other hand it also lets a lot of spam through even thorough the SysOps (currently the three of us) strive to revert and remove spam as it comes up.
To answer your question though, it is still in development, though when it may be implemented is up in the air. --KaiAdin 08:47, 21 September 2007 (EDT)
Thanks for the clarification. I'm aware of the "trust the community to make appropriate changes" way of doing things and for some of my projects that is fine, but for others I do need actual edit privileges, so I will have to go elsewhere for those. For the more "Wiki-like" of my wiki needs, though, bluwiki is great. thanks for its existence. --Dbgerhard 11:25, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Hi...just wanted to find out what the status is on implementing access control to editing a page. A community of us are interested in creating a wiki here, but are afraid of any vandalizing since it seems that anyone can go into an article and have their way with it. Or are there security measures in place I don't know about. We are a bit concerned about this - we'd only like certain users to be able to edit, and with adminstrator approval. Thanks...--216.142.214.194 18:53, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Shock Sites

Is there any way to remove the spam-filter for the shocksites page only?. It seems to have destroyed the site completely (you can't save the page if any of the entries are blacklisted). Removing it for the shocksites page only would allow that page to still be edited, while allowing spam to be filtered independently.

Perhaps, another option would be, that moderators can, when requested, un-spam-filter certain pages?. This would mean that new pages have the spam filter and so can't be used for spam, while established pages can be free of the filter which, in the case of SHock Sites, has prevented the page from being edited at all!.

Unless of course the spam-filter is intended to stop the Shock Sites page - and if that is the case, it is of course your choice as Bluwiki is your site, on your server!

No, unfortunately the spamfilter applies to the whole site. It's not selective in that way. I'm sure Sam can figure something out. � Nathan (talk) 08:02, 11 September 2007 (EDT)

Interesting Page

I was thinking, on the Main Page just some sort of an "featured article" kind of link to a page on bluwiki, but without the page looking like or sounding a featured article on wikipedia, just something thats Interesting that we may have found on our wanderings through Special:RecentChanges, Special:Popularpages or Special:Longpages or anything else for that matter.

Basically, something that can draw attention to Bluwikiians pages and show off what people can do on Bluwiki --KaiAdin 17:09, 14 September 2007 (EDT)

Help re page layout

Having some trouble with laying out my page -> [[2]]. Could you show me how to fix it.--deostroll 16:15, 16 September 2007 (EDT)

Hey no problem, I think I fixed it myself. --deostroll 08:56, 21 September 2007 (EDT)

Personal Info

Hey Sam, just wanting to give you the heads up, theres been a group of people (well Nathan sees it as one person with a lot of sockpuppets) placing personal information on a series of pages related to a Fraternity Pledges as a sort of directory I guess, basically its very detailed, including numbers emails and likes/dislikes, DOB (!) and addresses/phone numbers(!!). I support the notion of removing the information until it can be ascertained that all people involved have stated their willingness to have this all on Bluwiki. --KaiAdin 15:45, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

OK, I trust your judgement in this. We should call one of the numbers and let them know someone is putting their info online --Sam Odio
Kai has e-mailed all the e-mail addresses mentioned (see his talk) with no responses as of yet. We're going to go ahead and delete them and explain on the users' talk as to why. � Nathan (talk) 16:52, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
I've added a bit about personal information in BluWiki:Policy (basically a copyedit from Wikipedia). Feel free to edit and tweak if necessary until it works for you. � Nathan (talk) 17:33, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
I've been contacted by one of the users (if not, the user) who has been adding this info and he's asking for the pages to be undeleted. I will do so, of course, and remove the contact information and birthdates. � Nathan (talk) 18:41, 23 September 2007 (EDT)
Nathan, you might want to update BluWiki:Policy to include some bit about users adding their own personal information. Otherwise, I'll be in violation! See Sam_Odio#My_Contact_Information... --Sam Odio 17:57, 26 September 2007 (EDT)
Well, the thing about it being a Wiki policy is that anyone can edit it and change it if they feel it doesn't work for them. :-) I think I've changed it a little. How's this? � Nathan (talk) 19:18, 26 September 2007 (EDT)

Spam protection

I've semi-protected a whole slew of BluWiki: pages and system-used categories in an effort to curb spam. Hopefully it helps. :) � Nathan (talk) 22:07, 29 September 2007 (EDT)

An idea to curb the number of spambot activity is to disallow creating pages which contain "/index.php/". � Nathan (talk) 18:47, 2 October 2007 (EDT)

Spam Black List Error

Warning: Missing argument 4 for wfSpamBlacklistValidate() in /var/www/bluwiki-org/htdocs/extensions/SpamBlacklist/SpamBlacklist.php on line 67

Got this error, while saving an edit. --KaiAdin 09:49, 16 October 2007 (EDT)

Hm, what page? --Sam Odio 21:06, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
If i remember correctly User_talk:D0s4gw asking a question abut his world maps, or it was User_talk:68.224.239.145 suggesting something to do with his choice of font colour, forgot which, but i do know, I was commenting on something, rather than the usual 'spam' edit summary. --KaiAdin 21:56, 16 October 2007 (EDT)

Move Log, Database Error

When going to look at the move log Im getting a long and horrible database error message. Thanks --KaiAdin 03:49, 13 November 2007 (EST)

Pulldown Menu

Hello, is there anyway I can create a template that utilises the javascript needed to make a pulldown-like table, like the one used by TOC? Thanks. --Q V 09:22, 25 December 2007 (EST)

You can't use JS in templates. Happy Holidays. � Nathan (talk) 10:36, 25 December 2007 (EST)
Happy holidays to you too. What I mean is, is there any way to utilise the built-in function of TOC for self-made templates? I know that JavaScript can't be used, but it is also a fact that the current TOC uses JavaScript function to work. In Wikipedia, they have a Template:Hidden that can do the trick, I was thinking of emulating the same function here. --Q V 10:42, 25 December 2007 (EST)
You can use __TOC__ or __NOTOC__ inside a template, yes. Just type it like that. You can also use that Wikipedia template here (though you'd have to retype and save it). � Nathan (talk) 10:52, 25 December 2007 (EST)
No, it's not an attempt to use TOC, but to create a table that can be shown and hide with a mouse click, just like TOC. Sadly, it does not work. I have copied the codes of that said template line-by-line. See here Template:Hidden for that failed attempt. It just does not work. Oh well... --Q V 11:02, 25 December 2007 (EST)
BluWiki doesn't use the new bleeding edge version of MediaWiki, so I suppose that's the problem. � Nathan (talk) 11:14, 25 December 2007 (EST)
I see... thanks for the heads up. Hopefully someone can come up with a hack to make it work. --Q V 11:20, 25 December 2007 (EST)
No problem :) � Nathan (talk) 15:17, 25 December 2007 (EST)

Holiday

Just thought I'd poke my head in to tell you I hope you're having a great holiday. :) � Nathan (talk) 22:45, 26 December 2007 (EST)

Strange page

I'm not quite sure what this is so I'm not quite sure what to do with it... � Nathan (talk) 14:10, 17 January 2008 (EST)

Oh I see. It's a vandalism spree. Nevermind :p � Nathan (talk) 22:12, 17 January 2008 (EST)

eMail authentification, Re-Design, group rights

Hell, Sam O. ! I just registrated http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com and wanted to authorisate my eMail address. I got an eMail with the confirmation link. But... with linking the relevant URL I get for the "Confirm E-mail adderss" from BluWiki following error message "Invalid confirmation code. The code may have expired". What's wrong ??

With a 3rd attempt of reactivating the code the link I got by 3rd eMail was accepted from the system. So hopefully the eMail to user function works. --JayAr 01:51, 10 February 2008 (EST)
As a BluWiki admin, I can confirm that you don't need to do anything ever again and your e-mail address is confirmed until you change it. � Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

2nd: I want set the monobook as the primar design for my mainpage. I can change the preferences within my personal account (for me singular as user), but yet the design for simple anonymous visitors is that of Bluwiki.com. How to change ?

Sorry, you can't. You can't use Monobook, nobody can - it's the default BluWiki skin only for everyone. � Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)
I wish to correct Nathan's statement: I am using Monobook just fine. You can user Monobook; however, Nathan is correct: you cannot set Monobook to be the skin for your page(s); rather, each user chooses the skin for all the pages. Does that make sense? --jcarroll 12:12, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

And it seems I cannot edit the Main page. But I need to inform the user what he/she will find at "Sinn-Macher" (Sense-Maker). I have no problem to set in the top some links to animate the user for clicking to some more informatoins about BluWiki. Actually the whole page is filled with advertising about BluWiki. That's contradictive and disturbs the orientation of my users... How to maintain/edit ?

You can't edit the main page because it's actually our main page. Main Page is BluWiki's main page. Main Page/ was your edit (users might get confused with that). The main page for your subdomain is located at Sinn macher. � Nathan (talk) 23:47, 10 February 2008 (EST)
I found out on my own just by luck I wanted to leave a comment on the talk page how to change the main page (don't really know how it worked ???). Meanwhile I can edit the frontpage under http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/Sinn_macher ;-) --JayAr 08:28, 10 February 2008 (EST)

3rd: I'd like to set an attractive logo left top insted this simple (boaring) symbols of babyblue gear wheels and a flavicon. How to maintain ? From Wikipedia and the manuals at MediaWiki there is named a localsettings.php. How to get access ? - I am confidenced with FTP so where to find the access datas for the FTP login ?? (Same I'd need for administrate the user rights (Bureaucrat, Admin/Sysop, User, Anonymous).)

You can't do any of those things. You can't change the sidebar. You can't change internal MediaWiki functions and you can't edit LocalSettings.php because it belongs to BluWiki. LocalSettings.php is not editable from inside of BluWiki anyway. All of these things are an important part of the BluWiki site. The subdomain is only a redirection to another page inside of BluWiki. It does not give you your own personal, customizable wiki with a brand new database - it uses the same database as the rest of BluWiki.
Allow me to illustrate. Click nathan.bluwiki.com, then click Nathan. The two pages look the same because they're the same page. If you need to be able to have your own personal wiki, you can check out editthis.info (we are not affiliated with them in any way). � Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

4th: I adapted the time settings to my local time (overtaken from the computer clock) to -1 to UTC. But the time stamp of my facsimile always shows ETC. How can I change from US to Central European TIme Zone (I am settled in North Germany/Hamburg).

The default timezone for signing messages is always EST. You can't change it. Sorry for the inconvenience. � Nathan (talk) 13:25, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Would thank you for a quick reply. See you --SM-WikiSysop 01:32, 10 February 2008 (EST)

How to maintain the Sidebar ??

A MediaWiki individually is possible to be structure with it's Sidebar in a sub domain adapted to the relevant content with the following link (as an example of my WIki @ BluWiki.com): http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/MediaWiki:Sitebar (alternatively: http://sinn_macher.bluwiki.com/go/index.php/MediaWiki:Sitebar ). Under both addresses is no sidebar (????) - How is it possible ?? - Please would thank you for the correct URL address. Thank you. --JayAr 08:20, 10 February 2008 (EST)

As I said above, you can't change the sidebar. You don't seem to understand: By creating a subdomain on BluWiki, this is not the same as simply giving you your own wiki. A subdomain is only a redirect to an existing page here on BluWiki, it is not a brand new wiki with a brand new database. It uses the same database as the rest of BluWiki.
I think we'll be working on giving users their own customizable wikis sometime in the future but I can't tell you how long. � Nathan (talk) 23:37, 10 February 2008 (EST)

Gary Jazz

I had to delete the page and selectively restore revisions in order to revert spam. Annoying as it was, one of the terms on the page was blacklisted (uiuchazards.notlong.com). Just thought I'd let you know. � Nathan (talk) 22:31, 26 February 2008 (EST)

A small thanks...

from someone who appreciates what you've done. Thank you for creating a Wiki like this one. <3 AlishaShatogi 05:20, 11 March 2008 (EDT)

Agreed! Thanks to the site owner and the admins.We probably don't say thanks enough for bluwiki! --Blueboom 01:03, 12 March 2008 (EDT)

Speaking for all the admins here, you're very welcome. We're glad to help! � Nathan (talk) 00:26, 13 March 2008 (EDT)


ISSUES with new server

Please see User talk:Sam Odio/Ashelley/Known Issues for issues regarding the transition to our new server. Any errors & problems you are now receiving should be reported there. --Sam Odio 11:02, 30 April 2008 (EDT)

Vandal

207.47.250.108 (talk • cont.logs) has vandalized nearly all the pages belonging to VGOC. Can you block this user, or otherwise revert the damage? nneonneo talk 00:45, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Subpages question

Okay, so I've managed to make (and utterly completely abuse) subpages in User namespaces (ie mine) and see that they work on Talk pages, but I just tried to create one for an actual main namespace article aaaand it didn't show the link series at the top indicating it was a subpage. Just want to know if it's possible, and if it is, what I did wrong; and if it's not, to politely request this ability be added. With much love to the admins, AlishaShatogi 20:10, 11 December 2008 (UTC) <3

Special:Export

First, I'd like to thank you a bunch for providing this functionality. We are just in the midst of archiving all of our material, so it is really nice to be able to do so.

The problem is, some of our pages have so many edits that Export simply refuses to export them, meaning that there is essentially no clean way to get a dump of all the history. The two problematic pages are RC procrastination and Video Game Olde Crew. Is there anything you can do to make the pages "dumpable" without losing any history? Perhaps the history could be split between two articles, or export could be allowed to run a little longer?

With thanks, nneonneo talk 06:09, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Admin Request

Hi, I am willing to be a admin for bluwiki. I have over 1000 edits on wikipedia [3]. I am really interested in learning about running MediaWiki software and the server backend. Thanks--Krauschristopher1 02:39, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I vote against, sorry we have enough already. —  Nathan (talk) 03:28, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Okay, Thanks Anyway. I saw that help was needed on BluWiki:Site_support--Krauschristopher1 15:21, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Well take into account that my opinion is only my opinion, Sam may want another admin or two, I'm sure he'll let you know. —  Nathan (talk) 20:38, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Page protection

Hi, Sam.

I was wondering if you could protect Peelameal/Boards. The wiki contains price information that many are concerned may be changed by anyone, so I was wondering if there was a way to protect it so that only me and other authorized users are allowed to edit the page. Thanks. RJaguar3 22:14, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

As it says in Help:User Help, we have no access controls. That is a feature that Sam wants added at some point.
There are four protection levels to any page: sysops only, everyone, logged in users only, or nobody. That's it. The whole point of a wiki is so that information may be changed by anyone at any time. —  Nathan (talk) 22:17, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Okay, can you semi-protect the page (registered users only), please? RJaguar3 22:48, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
Done. —  Nathan (talk) 22:48, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

AutoCAD Wiki

AutoCAD Wiki is at wikia.com. We are not compatible with the ads they are unable to control for us. Bluwiki looks cool. Can you give me confidence in the longevity and management of Bluwiki? I'm not too comfortable with a sole proprietorship. Tom Haws 97.117.193.163 16:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Correction: This isn't a sole proprietorship - this is being run not for profit. Any money BluWiki makes goes back into its hosting expenses. —  Nathan (talk) 17:27, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
BluWiki has an extensive network of volunteers and supporters. We've been around longer than wikia (since 2004) and have no plans to go anywhere. --Sam Odio 19:20, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

RE

I do have "something" on my userpage, it may not be much, but it's something ;-)

What's up with this Divvyshot album? http://omploader.org/vMjlxeQ/Picture%203.png Seems like you left a placeholder mockup image in or something.

Cmelbye 20:41, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Database/server crashes?

Hey Sam,

I've been getting a lot of "500 - Internal Server Error"s and SQL database errors as of late, is something up? Should I be backing up my group's project? :p Is it because of the MediaWiki upgrade mentioned on the Bluwiki front page? Sometimes these errors would last hours at a time - the latest was from midnight last night until roughly now. It's becoming a nuisance. Please, help!

And again, thanks for all your hard work keeping Bluwiki ticking.

AlishaShatogi 20:03, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. We were having a few problems with the database but those should have been fixed by now. If you're still having any issues - drop me a line. --Sam Odio 18:16, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

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