## Exploring Wiki

Hey Aran,

is this the place where you make contact with other users then?

Ahhh, Bach. --The Duncan 06:20, 6 September 2010 (NZST)

## Mediawiki programming help

Dear Nad, I have been taking a look at your work and you seem to have an impressive handle on mediawiki programming. I am working on a corporate project and we are looking for help with user interface/skinning and mediawiki extensions. We have a project deadline to meet over the next 6 weeks. If you would be interested and available for payable contract work, please contact me at organicdesign@jenandi.com

Kind Regards, Andi

## Templates and passing vars

Nad, trying to get the google map extension to work with vars in a template, such that:

{{Test
|FULL_NAME = Ashfield
|FULL_NAME_ND = Ashfield
|LAT = -33.8833333
|LONG = 151.1166667
}}

<googlemap width="400" height="300" zoom="16" type="hybrid" controls="medium">
{{{LON}}},{{{LAT}}}, {{{FULL_NAME}}}


would work. It appears to be a problem: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2257

and this appears to be somebody's solution?? http://blog.w-nz.com/archives/2005/08/23/using-template-variables-in-extension-tags-with-mediawiki/

what are your 2 cents? --Phalseid 06:39, 3 April 2008 (NZST)

I think installing an extension to generically process all variables in tags is a bit extreme, why not just hack your google maps extension in the tag function, or do an official patch on it which allows it to process the variables, eg

<php>$text =$parser->replaceTemplateVariables($text);</php> You could make it do it based on a global such as$egGoogleMapsReplaceVariables --Nad 09:09, 3 April 2008 (NZST)

## Treeview 5

Yo, Ive just put a suggestion up for this post. I suggest we may need to convert windows backslashes to forward slashes in extensions if this is a continuing problem --Sven 13:05, 3 April 2008 (NZST)

## Extension:Treeview5.php

That fix for windows/unix paths was unbelievably obvious, why didn't I think of it... --Sven 14:18, 15 April 2008 (NZST)

Yea, that's what I was meaning about it only being an issue for the regex operating on the backslashes, not with the backslashes themselves. I only just got round to reading the treeview talk page and checking it out. You need four backslashes though because the regex expects it to be doubled so its not treated as escaping the following square bracket, and each of those two need to be escaped themselves since they're inside PHP quotes. --Nad 14:57, 15 April 2008 (NZST)

## Simplesecurity glitch?

Aran, on my user page, which I want to start using a bit more again, there is a security setting and I can't figure out where that has been created. "Every action requires the user to be Milan". It was inheriting from cat:Milan/XMLWiki user pages and had security on the user page as well but I removed both settings and it's still locked down. Can you check it out please when you have minute? Cheers --Milan 11:04, 27 April 2008 (NZST)

Not a glitch, its getting it from Milan/Tree which must be transcluded onto the user page. You could remove the security from the tree page or not transclude it - but then I just thought, wrapping it in noinclude's should work I'll do it now and see. --Nad 12:20, 27 April 2008 (NZST)
Thanks, that looks to be working fine. I'm getting a little rusty on transclusion stuff it seems :-/--Milan 14:47, 27 April 2008 (NZST)
The templates an article uses are listed at the bottom of the page when editing --Nad 15:00, 27 April 2008 (NZST)

## Collaboration

Hello Nad, I am trying to set up a number of intranets for NGO's that I am involved in and I would like to chat with about potential help/collaboration. Should we email each other or skype? Thanks, --Apap 06:40, 12 May 2008 (NZST)

You can email me on aran at this domain or skype id organicdesign (text only) --Nad 09:31, 12 May 2008 (NZST)

## Extension:NewUserMessage

Hi could you please check http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension_talk:NewUserMessage. I got a problem with my bot showing up in Recent Changes. Thanks!

## Extension:CSS

I noticed your above extension only partially works with MW1.12 after a fresh upgrade. Any idea why, or what could be blocking part of the {{#css}} from printing? As it is, only some of the specified elements are visible, as through templates used on a page, but not the page elements, as if they're being overridden by Common/Monobook.css. If you ever upgrade to 1.12 you might see what I mean. -- Sasoriza 06:41, 1 June 2008 (NZST)

I have it running on 1.12 with no problems. The extension does not prevent other CSS's such as Common.css or Monobook.css from loading, it simply adds another CSS which is loaded before the main ones which means you will have to ensure that your CSS rules are more specific than the existing ones to prevent them being overridden (this is what I mean by "specific"). --nad 08:53, 1 June 2008 (NZST)
Also I've made a few changes to the code to allow files or in-line rules to be included, see MW:Extension:CSS. --nad 09:35, 1 June 2008 (NZST)

## User Registration

nad, i have poked around MW and don't see any extensions to extend the fields that are collected on new account creation. any ideas? --Phalseid 10:08, 7 June 2008 (NZST)

I think there are hooks to extend that pretty easily, you need something done? --nad 14:01, 7 June 2008 (NZST)

## MediaWiki parser

thought you might be interested in this article - M:Migration to the new preprocessor which provides information about the changes to parser.php --Sven 14:16, 9 June 2008 (NZST)

## Wikimedia Toolserver

Check out your edits on wikimedia projects e.g. Nad on 'pedia. We need to check out useful tools and ideas from this, some documentation available here and here. --Sven 11:42, 11 June 2008 (NZST)

Test to see what the edit summary looks like --Sven 12:59, 11 June 2008 (NZST)
Yea I'd really like to tie bots and scraping (like that svn-commits chart or oil-price monitor etc) in to our workflow system so we can define streams of process-driven content similar to the toolserver idea. --nad 16:30, 11 June 2008 (NZST)

I'll need a lot of clarification for this one, some mockups would be good... I can't really know $until I know exactly what needs to be done, but off the top of my head it looks difficult, probably$500-$1000 --nad 09:24, 2 January 2009 (NZDT) forget this for now...see http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MindMeister above.. --Phalseid 03:29, 3 January 2009 (NZDT) ## widgets on demo aran, plese create and set Folder permissions /extensions/Widgets/compiled_templates/ folder should be made writable by web server (this is where Smarty stores pre-compiled template.) please verify by checking http://demo.organicdesign.co.nz/Google_Calendar (scroll to bottom) thx! --phalseid 13:44, 9 February 2009 (NZDT) But I thought you had agreed that Milan was now developing the demo, is he planning on implementing these widgets as part of his presentation? does he know this? what are you planning here? --nad 20:09, 9 February 2009 (NZDT) ## Extension:NukeDPL.php Hi Nad, your new version of this extension has overwritten a couple of things I had added to it: • a couple of bug fixes (two minor ones, corrected with a replace, and one major: the list of results was always showing one less result than the total returned by the DPL query), and • a text suggestion for the query window (redirects = exclude | include| only) Here[1] you can check the differences I introduced. As I'm not sure if you left them out on purpose, I'd like to wait for a confirmation from you; feel free to reintroduce them if you agree. Your extension is being used at CPDL.org, that has a lot of titles with accented characters, that's why these bugs could be discovered. Needless to say how much we appreciate this extension, thanks a lot for it. Capmo 22:57, 19 March 2009 (UTC) Sorry about that, not sure how your str_replace fix works, but I'll take your word for it! re-implemented it just now, thanks ;-) --nad 02:03, 20 March 2009 (UTC) ## Integration Hi Nad, I saw your Recent Changes extension. I agree that fragmentation is a big problem in the wikisphere. Recently I created the (experimental) RPED extension to help address that very concern. Let me know if you want to collaborate on other projects for data exchange among wikis. Regards, Tisane 09:09, 26 March 2010 (UTC) ## SimpleSecurity I just downloaded the SimpleSecurity svn. And it's not handling Images, as in it's allowing them to be put into pages. It's also allowing their thumbnails to show up in searches. Smile Lee 13:28, 26 March 2010 (UTC) ## Chloe in the snow ## AGI Manhattan I read the whole thing today (could not watch the videos due to lack of BW)... holy crap! But did you see this? Automated Unintelligence I love it! --Infomaniac 13:45, 13 August 2010 (NZST) ## mail problems Having a bit of trouble connecting to my od mail account in the last few days. On further investigation this looks a bit fishy: Rob-MacBookPro:~ rcar004$ host organicdesign.co.nz
organicdesign.co.nz mail is handled by 5 mail.organicdesign.co.nz.
Rob-MacBookPro:~ rcar004\$ ping mail.organicdesign.co.nz
PING mail.organicdesign.co.nz (69.64.87.188): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
64 bytes from 69.64.87.188: icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=326.814 ms
64 bytes from 69.64.87.188: icmp_seq=2 ttl=50 time=247.202 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
64 bytes from 69.64.87.188: icmp_seq=5 ttl=50 time=318.341 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
Request timeout for icmp_seq 7
64 bytes from 69.64.87.188: icmp_seq=8 ttl=50 time=285.733 ms
64 bytes from 69.64.87.188: icmp_seq=9 ttl=50 time=308.877 ms
64 bytes from 69.64.87.188: icmp_seq=10 ttl=50 time=332.087 ms
^C
--- mail.organicdesign.co.nz ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 6 packets received, 45.5% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 247.202/303.176/332.087/29.139 ms


Dropped packets and the server doesn't seem to be accepting my password (same as od unix login 'rob'). --Rob 00:52, 17 October 2010 (PDT)

We've done a major server move, see News, I didn't realise you were using OD mail, I'll set up your account now, but you'll need to either email/skype/IRC/TXT your pwd, or email me your pub RSA key so you can shell in yourself and set your pwd. --nad 01:04, 17 October 2010 (PDT)

## Selenium extension

Thanks for the interesting link. I'm specifically interested in running Selenium tests from the wiki, i.e. using the wiki as a selenium test archive.

Is it likely that the Selenium Extension still works?

Cheers, --Dan Bolser 01:10, 4 April 2011 (PDT)

The last state it was in it was working, we had some test tests running in this site, but the extension and framework are no longer installed. --nad 19:50, 7 April 2011 (PDT)