I am a geoscientist in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Tips and tricks and random things in my Sandbox.
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.