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Please remember to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). - dcljr 03:47, 26 August 2006 (MST)

Welcome! I'll be busy with the NP show today, but I wanted to get a quick response in. I looked over the issues in your sandbox and it's nice to have someone who knows about wikis, I've been learning as we go along. With regard to the redlinks issues: some of them I wasn't aware of, and some I intentionally avoided editing (like help) until I knew exactly what I wanted to include. Feel free to edit those pages as you like and, as time permits, I'll focus on them too.
Some answers to questions in your "Other Issues" section:
  • Is there an interwiki map here?
    • No. I had actually just started reading about this the other day. It's definitely on the "to do" list, though there are only a handful of wikis that I'd bother including here.
  • Why are sig timestamps in MST when server time is UTC according to Preferences?
    • I have no clue. I'll dig around a bit.
  • Why using [[internal links]] to bolden title words in first sentences of articles (see, e.g., Counter-apologetics) instead of '''triple-apostrophes'''?
    • Because we saw it done that way...and didn't check the manual of style. :) This should be probably be changed, though I'm curious whether or not it's a better solution.
  • Search for "fubar" results in following statement (provided by MediaWiki:Nogomatch): There is no page titled ":fubar". (note placement of colon)
    • I'll look into this one too, I'm pretty sure that it's due to changes we attempted to make when setting up the wiki. Essentially, I wanted the URL to display as Sean ran into some problems with, I think, the Apache rewrite...I just haven't focused on changing it.
As for the other items, feel free to change them, and anything else you find wrong. If the reason for the change is unclear or if you feel there's a gross conceptual error that should be avoided, perhaps you could add them to a list in the Help section, or something. In any case, I'm off to get things ready for the show, thanks for contributing! - Sans Deity 09:06, 26 August 2006 (MST)


Dcljr, I'm blown away by all that you're doing to bring this wiki up to speed with a professional look. Thank you thank you thank you for all the work that you've done this weekend. --Kazim 04:20, 28 August 2006 (MST)

Hey, I just remembered something that we wanted to put in a while ago. We were going to have a template that linked Bible verses. I was just messing with it again and it currently looks like this: {{Bible|John|3:16}} -> 3:16 Bible-icon.png

The problem is that when you use a book with spaces in it, such as {{Bible|1 Kings|1:1}} it looks like this: 1:1 Bible-icon.png. The extra space messes up the intended link. Is there a way to replace spaces in the second field with "%20"?

--Kazim 08:19, 28 August 2006 (MST)

Hmm. I don't know, I'd have to just look around Wikipedia to find out (which, unfortunately, I'm not going to do right now — I need to get to sleep at some point). I know it'd be a lot easier if you were linking to a wiki (with interwiki linking enabled — Matt's apparently looking into that), since then you wouldn't be constructing the URL "from scratch" but just using a wiki-link, where spaces don't matter. (Even "blind searches" can be done this way, using [[Special:Search/Search term(s)]]. BTW, this would fix the problem you've had with {{WP-name}}.) Might have more to say about this in a few days... - dcljr 03:11, 29 August 2006 (MST)
Well it turns out that there is another wiki called "wikibible" -- which appears to just provide a search function for Bible Gateway, but it might work. I've heard you talk about interwiki links but I have no knowledge of how to set them up.
I've been researching this and it's going to take some work. There is no easy, automated process, you have to actually jump into the database and modify tables in order to setup the links. The nice thing is that it doesn't matter whether the link is a wiki or not, you could setup an interwiki link to Bible Gateway or I'll probably do this, but let's put together a list of what we want/need first. -- Sans Deity 10:20, 29 August 2006 (MST)
I've set up a page at Project:Interwiki map to start hammering out the details. - dcljr 17:28, 29 August 2006 (MST)

Admin page

The entries there are fine. Indefual hasn't been around, but I think his primary interest was in getting this up and running for us. - Sans Deity 09:05, 28 August 2006 (MST)

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