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Tips and tricks and random things in my [[/Sandbox/]].
 
Tips and tricks and random things in my [[/Sandbox/]].
 
This is page {{PAGENAME}} and this is the effect of #explode: {{#explode:{{PAGENAME}}|:|-1}}... so we don't have parserfunctions.
 
  
 
==Subpages==
 
==Subpages==
 
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==Wikithon 2013 — List of things to do ==
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==List of things to do ==
 
* Find all pages containing '''<nowiki><center></nowiki>''' and add them to [[:Category:Pages with unformatted equations]] — cannot get bot to log in, because of special SEG sign-on
 
* Find all pages containing '''<nowiki><center></nowiki>''' and add them to [[:Category:Pages with unformatted equations]] — cannot get bot to log in, because of special SEG sign-on
* Scrape biographies from [http://virtualmuseum.seg.org/people.html SEG Virtual Museum] and convert them to wikitext — web pages are open, so don't have to log in. Won't be able to correct pages though.
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* Scrape biographies from [http://virtualmuseum.seg.org/people.html SEG Virtual Museum] and convert them to wikitext — web pages are open, so don't have to log in. — John S has basically done this.
 
* Parse [[Dictionary:References|references page]], create a database, then crawl the wiki and replace references with '''<nowiki><ref></nowiki>''' tags
 
* Parse [[Dictionary:References|references page]], create a database, then crawl the wiki and replace references with '''<nowiki><ref></nowiki>''' tags
* Add Search template, including Schlumberger's '''[http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com Oilfield Glossary]'''
 
* We can probably move figures automatically too, if we can figure out the login issue.
 
  
 
==Notes about the wiki==
 
==Notes about the wiki==

Revision as of 11:15, 21 April 2014

Matthall mugshot.png

Matt Hall

I am a geoscientist in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Send me an email or visit my SEG profile.

Tips and tricks and random things in my Sandbox.

Subpages

List of things to do

  • Find all pages containing <center> and add them to Category:Pages with unformatted equations — cannot get bot to log in, because of special SEG sign-on
  • Scrape biographies from SEG Virtual Museum and convert them to wikitext — web pages are open, so don't have to log in. — John S has basically done this.
  • Parse references page, create a database, then crawl the wiki and replace references with <ref> tags

Notes about the wiki

  • We need some basic CSS in MediaWiki:Common.css
  • The HTML character substitution is a bit confusing. Causes problems linking to, for example, Dictionary:Archie’s_formulas, because Dictionary:Archie's formulas doesn't work. We could redirect them.
  • Allowing SVG would be useful
  • We should redirect things like Dictionary:AVO instead of forcing a second click.
  • The skyscraper ads are in the way of right-justified (the default) thumbnails, so everything seems to have to be centered (left-justified thumbs cause problems with lists and headings)
  • Changing DISPLAYTITLE all the time is probably not a great idea
  • We need a bit of protocol around how much the Encyclopedia can change, vs how much of the change should just go into the Main namespace. Dictionary:AVO is a case in point.