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open-wikiblogplanet-config.ini for[edit]

Hi, I like your easy configuration for planet and I was wondering if we could do something like that for as well. We are collecting feeds of people here: at the moment. Could you tell us how to do it? It would be very nice of you. All the best Mario Behling (talk) 09:12, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, seems like you are busy these days. Please leave a message on my talk page, if you have an answer. Thank you. Mario Behling (talk) 15:04, 8 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summer Hill[edit]

Any chance of seeing this resurrected for FAC? Now we've got Waterfall Gully, South Australia as a clear example of what suburb articles should look like in order to be featured, it'd be great to see Summer Hill joining Yarralumla as our third suburb FA. Ambi 02:56, 9 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm very interested in seeing Summer Hill make featured... Give me a yell if you want me to proof-read, etc. It's got great potential and was (until a short while ago) #1. Cheers, - Flag of Australia.svg >>michaelg | talk 00:50, 11 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Top Ryde merge[edit]

I've merged Top Ryde into Ryde, New South Wales. m.e. 08:27, 22 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Australian postcodes references[edit]

In case you haven't seen it, Australia Post has a comprehensive downloadable CSV spreadsheet of postcodes. Surpisingly, some suburbs have multiple postcodes, and a postcode can cover multiple suburbs!

I wonder if there's a way to add that information to suburb articles automatically? Maybe I should try my hand at writing a bot! 8)

--Peter bertok 05:00, 30 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for link help[edit]

Thanks for fixing up the SuggestBot links, I should read directions more often.

Also, I didn't realize you were the LinkBot master. I bumped into it when I was thinking about my project and thought it was a very cool idea. Kudos to you.

-- ForteTuba 13:20, 2 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with Five Dock[edit]

Hi, loved your work on Summer Hill - it served as a great model for me when I was working on Five Dock!! I've got a bit of a problem with the Five Dock article at the moment. Something rather strange has happened to the formatting under the Notable Citizens heading. There are 4 edit links appearing there for no reason I can discern. If you have any time to have a quick look, I thought you might be able to work out what's going on. I think it must have something to do with inserting those 4 images in a row... Thanks a million! --Alexxx1 (talk/contribs) 00:56, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks very much for the suggestions! I'm flat out busy at the moment but I'm going to attempt to fix that formatting as soon as I can. --Alexxx1 (talk/contribs) 12:16, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Style test page[edit]


Sorry, I didn't realise that temp page survived. A set of them was created to test a proposed template which users were voting to adopt. After the vote I thought I had deleted them all but obviously missed that one. I've deleted it. If you spot any others in that series they don't need to be voted on or anything, just automatically deleted. They were copies of the articles that existed at that time (August 2005) with one change: styles which Wikipedia was then using but was about to drop were moved as a test to a style template. (WP decided to use templates with them rather than have them in styles on the basis of that vote, and how those temp pages showed they could be used.)

Thanks for alerting me. FearÉIREANNMap of Ireland's capitals.png\(caint) 19:18, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Though I agree that the template needs to be kept I think you might be missing something about why we need to 'fork' - it's not because the original is useless but protected, because if the central template had a camera and said 'image gallery' it would be wrong in the case of galleries that had audio, video or more than one type of media. There aren't many but I'm sure there are at least some composers that have samples of their work at Commons. Perhaps you know this already, but your last comment to the TfD debate implied that you wanted to change the central template.

P.S. If it survives TfD (which it will on current trend) I'm thinking it should be moved to {{commonsimage}} - {{commonsgallery}} is too general (if it had been named properly its purpose might have been more clear and it might not have been nominated). --Malthusian (talk) 09:17, 30 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, if that works, it sounds like it should please everyone. I don't have any programming knowledge so can't really say any more than that. I'd certainly add your suggestion to Template_talk:Commons. --Malthusian (talk) 23:58, 30 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lilli Pilli[edit]

With reference to your comment at Talk:Lilli Pilli, New South Wales- both the text and the images appear to be significant copyright violations of the Lilli Pilli page. Is that who you are following up? Dolans Bay looks to have the same problem. :-( --A Y Arktos 10:45, 31 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jannali East[edit]

There is a suburb and region referred to as Jannali East which has its own primary school by that name. I will look for references to it on the internet but I doubt they will be forthcoming due to the general scarcity of information on such things.

09:14, 4 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi Nickj. Thanks for the Barnstar - I often wonder if anybody ever notices anything I do as I rarely get pulled over for doing things correctly or incorrectly. I think you should take a look at the LGA templates for Ku-ring-gai and Lane Cove because the suburbs on them differ significantly to those listed on the articles for the respective councils. I changed the Ku-ring-gai to the list of suburbs on the article Ku-ring-gai Council, but did not do this to the ones on the Municipality of Lane Cove. You may want to have a look to see which is correct. Regards, Blnguyen 04:55, 6 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The Victorian Rules folk ar trying to claim that Aussie Rules is an Australian variety of the game when it is very distinctly a Victorian variation of the football and was codified in Victoria many years before the beginning of Australia. If you share the same opinion I would love for you to come to and give your opinion.

All the best

03:55, 12 February 2006 (UTC)Licinius

html2wiki wishlist[edit]

Sorry for such a delayed reply. Your suggestions are good ones, but it'll take some work before they make their way into the H::WC code. I'll keep you posted. Cheers, David Iberri (talk) 00:25, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well Done[edit]

I have just been looking through your contributions to the Sydney Suburbs and wish to commend you on the work you have done. I wish I knew a more formal means of honouring your contributions, but they are terrific nonetheless. All the best

10:53, 26 February 2006 (UTC)Licinius

Well done & thanks so much Nick, i'm so grateful i could find your page just at the right time (when i needed some info on darlinghurst). -- 13:36, 27 June 2007 (UTC) (Siung99)Reply[reply]

Request for edit summary[edit]

Hi. I am a bot, and I am writing to you with a request. I would like to ask you, if possible, to use edit summaries a bit more often when you contribute. The reason an edit summary is important is because it allows your fellow contributors to understand what you changed; you can think of it as the "Subject:" line in an email. For your information, your current edit summary usage is 35% for major edits and 97% for minor edits. (Based on the last 150 major and 150 minor edits in the article namespace.)

This is just a suggestion, and I hope that I did not appear impolite. You do not need to reply to this message, but if you would like to give me feedback, you can do so at the feedback page. Thank you, and happy edits, Mathbot 01:00, 1 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heh, saw you over on SuggestBot's requests page[edit]

Hey there. Thanks for all the useful comments on SuggestBot during its infancy, it was super-helpful to have some positive feedback that this might be good for Wikipedia. It'll be grinding out some more suggestions soon, hope you like yours when they get here. -- ForteTuba 03:54, 20 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Articles you might like to edit, from SuggestBot[edit]

SuggestBot predicts that you will enjoy editing some of these articles. Have fun!

Dancin' Thru the Dark
Kinchega National Park
Blacktown, New South Wales
Steve Lukather
Norm Fieldgate Trophy
Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
Jude Watson
Fan Brycheiniog
South-western Sydney
Steve Holy
Manorbier Castle
Wolli Creek
Marrickville, New South Wales
Belfield, New South Wales
Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian
Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
Lew Hayman Trophy
Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player
Cranbrook School Sydney
Freestyle battle
Tendulkar's recent form
Disability etiquette
Add Sources
Luna Park, Sydney
Melanie Williams
Birmingham military history
DeVito's and Knapp's Model of Relational Development
Karen Horney
Attiki Odos
Barry Paskin
Playground games

SuggestBot picks articles in a number of ways, from comparing articles that need work to other articles you've edited, to choosing articles randomly (ensuring that all articles with cleanup tags get a chance to be cleaned up). It tries to recommend only articles that other Wikipedians have marked as needing work. Your contributions make Wikipedia better -- thanks for helping.

If you have feedback on how to make SuggestBot better, please tell me on SuggestBot's talk page. Thanks from ForteTuba, SuggestBot's caretaker.

P.S. You received these suggestions because your name was listed on the SuggestBot request page. If this was in error, sorry about the confusion. -- SuggestBot 04:01, 20 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Results of interesting ("Yes") / not interesting ("No") to me are shown below. Note however that I am probably one of the most difficult people to make suggestions for, because the stuff I do for the wiki syntax project means that I frequently edit articles that need to have their syntax cleaned up, but which are not particularly interesting to me. I try to mark these edits as minor, but I'm sure I often forget! So, probably far more for me than for most people, my minor edits should be ignored / downweighted. Given this, I'm impressed it did as well as it did! -- All the best, Nickj (t) 01:10, 21 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No Dancin' Thru the Dark
Yes Kinchega National Park
Yes Blacktown, New South Wales
No Steve Lukather
No Norm Fieldgate Trophy
No Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
No Jude Watson
No Cnicht
No Fan Brycheiniog
Yes South-western Sydney
No Steve Holy
No Manorbier Castle
Yes Wolli Creek
Yes Marrickville, New South Wales
Yes Belfield, New South Wales
No Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian
No Dr. Beattie Martin Trophy
No Lew Hayman Trophy
No Grey Cup's Most Valuable Player
No Quetzalmon
No Dishwashing
Yes Cranbrook School Sydney
No Freestyle battle
No Tendulkar's recent form
No Disability etiquette
Add Sources
Yes Luna Park, Sydney
No Melanie Williams
No Birmingham military history
No DeVito's and Knapp's Model of Relational Development
No Karen Horney
No Attiki Odos
No Barry Paskin
No Playground games

Strawberry Dream cocktail[edit]

The cocktail in question on wikibooks has been moved by someone there to Wikibooks:Bartending/Cocktails/Glossary#Strawberry_Dream. The cocktails at wikibooks have all been combined into one enormous article, and now all the links here to cocktails at wikibooks are broken. --Xyzzyplugh 13:57, 6 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They're not supposed to do that. Let me know if you have this sort of problem in the future (I am a wikibooks admin). --SB_Johnny | talk 12:21, 4 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lilli Pilli again[edit]

Did you ever hear back for the email you sent to the site that you discussed at Talk:Lilli Pilli, New South Wales ? Regards--A Y Arktos\talk 08:59, 18 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You left a comment there regarding Indigenous Population. I followed it up a little bit. I am working on the Blacktown suburbs so I don't want to be too heavy on any of the content but would you mind having a look at the Wiki article, comparing it to Blacktown's official website - I think that all the Blacktown articles (that is every suburb plus the city page itself) ALL qualifie for a copyvio flag. But I don't want to be the one to do it.... Also, seems like one of those claims - city of blacktown website says Blacktown has the largest indigenous population in Australia yet the 2001 Census results clearly show, City of Sydney has a greater NUMBER of Indigenous Australians then City of Blacktown. What a suprise? Garrie 00:18, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

let me retract the bit re: idigenous australians I was comparing to Sydney Statistical division...Oops!Garrie 00:25, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

broken coordinate display[edit]

Please see Template talk:Geolinks-AUS-suburbscale#Broken display. --Scott Davis Talk 09:59, 3 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summer Hill railway station[edit]

Hi - I've been reading and looking at your great work on Summer Hill, and since you've done a fair few of the photos I was wondering whether you had a photo or two of the railway station? A platform shot or a a shot of the front (from Carlton Crescent) would be good if you have them. You could add it to the "Transport" section of your Summer Hill article as well if there was a bit more text (?) (JROBBO 05:07, 6 May 2006 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Titles in electorates[edit]


Would you like to give feedback on the use of titles in electorates?

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian politics/Electorates#Titles in member lists

-- Newhoggy | Talk 04:46, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your subpage[edit]

Greetings, Nick! I've deleted your user subpage with the js because it's somewhat of a bad idea to post onwiki before a fix is found. Usually best to email vulnerabilities straight to Brion first especially if they're proven working... Anyhow, I've deleted it as a precaution; in case you haven't gotten several emails about it already, you might want to take down your off-WP examples also. Thanks, Mindspillage (spill yours?) 03:29, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your Ride Of Choice IS...[edit]

The Joy Wheel (alternately the Wheel of Death if populated by male teenagers with saberwyn driving); installed in 1935, maybe-removed in 1981, maybe-reinstalled in 1995, and still operating in 2006. The only difference between then and now is the addition of a microphone, automatic transmission, and a passenger limit.

As an aside, I love driving this thing. -- saberwyn 11:34, 26 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Why do you think I call i it the Wheel of Death in that situation? ( :P ) -- saberwyn 21:05, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Brighton le Sand[edit]

Hi Nick. I've done the move for you. I became an admin on Monday. Anyway, a reason to become admin, even though so stated at WP:NA that you had no reason to. Thanks, Blnguyen | Have your say!!! 06:55, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is your bot no longer working? I noticed it hasn't contributed since 2004! Kilo-Lima|(talk) 18:19, 2 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Speedy deletion requests on WP:SD[edit]

I noticed that you wanted many of your subpages deleted. The admins seem to not have noticed them. Since I am not an admin, I am tempted to add {{Db-owner}} to the top of all of the pages you are requesting to have deleted. However, that could make me look like a vandal. If you want the admins to remove them, add {{Db-owner}} including the braces to them. Thanks. Jesse Viviano 02:11, 6 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I had to edit my above post to fix some syntax errors. Sorry about the bad advice from before. Jesse Viviano 16:48, 6 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done now. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 16:18, 7 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted vanity page in your userspace[edit]

Hi Nickj, I speedy deleted User:Nickj/Redirects/redirects-047.txt, which was created by User:BloRd as a vanity page about himself. You can see basically the same info at BloRd's userpage, but if you happen to be amused that someone else created a vanity page in your userspace and want to preserve it, please let me know so I can undelete it. Thanks! 13:48, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PHP tutorial[edit]

Where is a good PHP tutorial? GangstaEB help me improve! 00:07, 31 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summer Hill[edit]

Just letting you know, if you don't have it on your watchlist, that Summer Hill got promoted to Good Article status. That's a good step on the way to Featured Article. Hopefully with a few more references and so on it should qualify in the near future. (JROBBO 23:22, 3 August 2006 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Hi JROBBO, Just a quick note to say thank you for the successful Good Article Nomination for Summer Hill. I've been meaning to say thank you for about 2 months now, and have just been too slack to get around to it :-( So this is both a "sorry", and a "thank you"! -- All the best, Nickj (t) 04:46, 14 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem - I hope you can get it to FA status soon. Let me know if I can help in any way. JROBBO 05:09, 14 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can we link it[edit]

Hi! I think this is a great tool. I would be interested in a limited test on other Wikipedias (I don't know if the suggestion service you use works on other projects), to see if their languages are compatible. I would like to help testing on huwiki, and the Croatian wikipedia if it works. Even if it is half as great as it is on the enwiki, it would still be pretty good. --Dami 12:49, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re [1], you should endeavour to make sure that when you make a link substitution, that the casing is appropriate. Thanks Dysprosia 14:05, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your edit to my userpage[edit]

Please stop adding unwanted edits to other users' user pages without their permission. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thanks. Just kidding. Thanks for fixing that up for me. — Werdna talk criticism 12:21, 24 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can we link it[edit]

Hi, I recently discovered through wikitech "Can we link it". I just tested it and it works great. Can I already put a link to it on Wikipedia:WikiProject Wikify (it would be great for that) or do you want to wait with that? Since I read you only are temporarily putting out. Cheers, Garion96 (talk) 11:23, 25 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, and thanks for putting it up on the page. I hope the site stays up or that it will move to somewhere else. Can't help you with that btw, I am not remotely technical enough in that regard. :) Garion96 (talk) 12:04, 1 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nice tool... it seems to do exactly what is needed for articles tagged w/ {{wikify}}.  ALKIVARRadioactive.svg 20:03, 16 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does anyone know of an extension, to make a list of words, you would like to be automatically linked to a specific page(internal, external)?

Well the can-we-link-it thing will use redirects - so if you have a number of pages that redirect to a page, then it'll suggest linking to that page. So if you have a fishesfish redirect, then it will automatically suggest linking "fishes" in the article text to fish (or rather, it can do - in the default configuration it won't because the "fishes" link is too short, so but after changing one line to enable exhaustive mode, it will). However: A) can-we-link-it is not an extension, it's a separate tool currently B) It won't suggest external links, only internal C) It's not automatic in that it won't add the links for you (it will suggest them, and show you them in a preview, but you still have to tick a box to accept the suggestion, and you have to save the page). However, I'm not aware of a tool or extension which does do these things ... sorry :-( -- All the best, Nickj (t) 06:36, 1 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I've found your linkbot, and I really like it - one problem that it has, though, is it often suggests to add links to common phrases that happen to be song or album titles. I've just been rejecting these suggestions when they come up, but can you please have a look at it? Thanks - Malkinann 00:45, 23 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Perhaps if every word in the link-suggested article title is capitolized, but the text in the article we are checking is not, then don't suggest them? That might stop the song title suggestions for common phrases. Jerry 21:18, 12 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I just wanted to drop by and give you some kudos for the greatest wikipedia editing helper I've seen since awb. As a matter of fact, it should be integrated into AWB! Jobjörn (Talk ° contribs) 16:02, 1 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just a quick "WOW: AWESOME, DUDE" on Can we link it. I love the tool! Jerry 21:14, 12 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summer Hill Vandalism[edit]

Hi Nickj, can you please keep an eye on the Summer Hill page - I'm keen to keep it as a GA and not be infiltrated by vandalism, but recently User:Zimbo729 and User: have been adding POV edits about Trinity Grammar School, and they refuse to provide verifiable sources, despite me asking them to do so. If it happens again I'm asking for a temporary block to unlisted and new editors on the page, and I've already complained against the editor concerned. Just wanted to keep you up to speed on what's happening there. JROBBO 03:24, 3 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Nice one! If I were feeling more inspired I'd make up a "JFDI Barnstar" for the spirit of Be Bold - get out and do a thing, don't leave it stuck in committee - David Gerard 11:55, 9 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! Of course, the open one may still not pan out, but might as well give it a shot and see what happens. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 00:39, 10 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, for next Wikzizine; the difference between "" and "" is not clear to me. Yes, the open version can be edited online on the this wiki and the other not. But the two seem nearly identical. What is benefit of using the non-open version? Why does the non-open version exists? Greetings, --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 11:12, 12 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I like to know to this to. Is the only difference opt-in and opt-out? Was your planet already there? Is the Wikimedia planet censored? Is the open planet not only restricted to Wikipedia-topics? --Jeroenvrp 11:03, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Jeroenvrp, the answer to Walter's question about the difference between the open & non-open one is resolved here. For the other questions, Open Wiki Blog Planet originally used a list of blogs from Angela's site, and since then we've added people who have asked, or who have asked to be added to Planet Wikimedia, or any stuff people suggested as interesting, and we've removed people who asked, plus the feeds we use can be edited on the English Wikipedia (so you don't need to ask any more, you can just change it, as it's using a wiki page); Planet Wikimedia I think is all people asking that their blogs be added (although theoretically if someone suggested someone else's blog that was interesting be added, I have no idea whether they would accept that, you really need to ask them that). The historical situation is that wiki-related planets were being discussed on the wikitech mailing list, and from the discussion it seemed to me that the planet that was going to be set up was not a planet that I would want to read (I wanted something less filtered, others wanted something more filtered); so I independently set up Wiki Blog Planet as a planet that I thought I would want to read; then a few days later Planet Wikimedia was set up; then a few days after that Open Wiki blog planet (which anyone can edit) was set up; then a few days after that Wiki Blog Planet was set to redirect to Open Wiki Blog Planet; and that's where we are now. So, yes, if you want to be pedantic, Wiki Blog Planet came first, but only by roughly 48 hours! And no, I pretty damn sure that Wikimedia's planet is NOT censored (it's a computer-controlled process, once the feed is added, it's not like blog entries need approval or anything like that). The open planet is intended to aggregate English-language wiki-related blogs, especially those about the Wikipedia, MediaWiki (i.e. technical stuff about the core + extension code; experiences deploying MediaWiki, etc), and Wikimedia. We try to include a lot of voices for different takes on what's going on, so we include blogs for Wikia, Citizendium, and so forth - and some of these people may be critical of Wikimedia, or not - what they say is up to them. My personal feeling is that some off-topic posts are okay, but that on the whole it should mostly be about wikis. So for example, some of the blogs we include feeds for were about 40% wiki-related, and 60% not wiki-related, and for those we use a filtered feed so that only the wiki-related stuff gets picked up. Now originally on the wikitech list, I thought it was going to be all unfiltered (but I now recognise that this won't work), whereas the Planet Wikimedia folks seemed like they wanted all filtered (but now they're not doing that either - they're using some unfiltered feeds, although they are stricter on it that we are, I think) - all of which is faintly ironic, given that it was that difference that lead to there being two planets in the first place. The main practical differences at this point are that there are more feeds on Wiki Blog Planet (something like 66) versus slightly fewer on Planet Wikimedia (something like 25); it's quicker to get added to Wiki Blog Planet (you can add yourself, or other people, as opposed to having to wait to be processed); but Wiki Blog Planet is probably more likely to temporarily go down as a site (since its config file is public & hence more prone to being stuffed up, and the site is on a shared web host), whereas Planet Wikimedia will be much more reliable as a site I expect. Oh, and you can add little icons against your posts in Wiki Blog Planet (if you want to), whereas I'm not sure if they're doing that yet for Planet Wikimedia - but it's not exactly a huge deal though. But all in all, there's a lot of overlap between them, and they may or may not end up converging on a very similar list of feeds at some point in the future - which would be fine (and also quite interesting), because it would signal that different people with initially very different views had independently and mutually agreed on what a wiki-related planet should cover - but, we'll just have to wait and see what happens. Hope that helps! -- All the best, Nickj (t) 07:11, 15 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much for your clear answer Nick. Jeroenvrp 10:38, 15 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can we link it? question[edit]

Hello, I was linking an article using the tool University of Waterloo, when the protection on the page prevented me from saving my edits. But now when I run the tool again on the article, it says "no suggestions". Is there a way to tell the tool that the suggestions it made for the article were fine, and to show them again? Thanks. Jerry 00:30, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I had a similar problem while Finnish civil war was on the main page. There were heaps of good links suggested, and I chose a lot of them, but when it actually gave me the preview, only a very few of them had been added. Going back to the tool, they wouldn't be offered to me again. coelacan — 01:08, 26 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I found a quick and dirty trick to work-around the problem... copy the entire article into a user space temporary page, then run the tool; then copy and paste the resulting page onto the original article. Probably a better way, and would need to check for intermediate edits to the article between copy and ultimate paste, but it works. When you are done you can blank the temp page and mark it db-owner. Every time you use this trick, the temporary page has to have a new unique name, so you can't just use/reuse your sandbox page. Jerry 20:45, 1 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Planet Wikimedia[edit]

Thanks for the suggestion. Since Textpattern's RSS feed (v 0.92) is pretty useless, I've started serving the aggregator an RSS 2 feed (which has the pubDate field you mentioned) by using Feedburner to convert the Atom feed, and then redirecting (in my htaccess) aggregators to that. Should solve the problem (in theory!)

Thanks also for letting me know about that error message, it was an Akismet plugin I had installed for Textpattern, which was evidently not working. Cynical 11:39, 27 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Atom feeds[edit]

Another problematic Atom feed: - does PlanetPlanet basically have problems with Atom feeds? Ones from Blogspot are particularly annoying as Google refuses to make RSS available any more, and Feedburner is a kludge. And Blogspot feeds keep coughing up all their posts every now and then ... - David Gerard 18:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hah. Just Google on "planet atom blogspot" for bug reports - Google appears to do its own wacky version of the Atom "standard" - David Gerard 18:43, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
More searching: this points at the version of Planet that doesn't have a known broken FeedParser - David Gerard 18:47, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jimbo is coming to Sydney[edit]

Sorry to spam you if you aren't interested. See Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney#April 25th for more info if you are interested. - Ta bu shi da yu 08:36, 10 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your Mediawiki class diagram[edit]

I'm having some fun with it at wikisophia:User:Phil Boswell/Mediawiki classes. It would appear to be rather unstable in regard to ordering stuff in the DOT file. Care to have a fiddle? HTH HAND —Phil | Talk 14:54, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re:API / query.php[edit]

That looks quite interesting actually... many thanks for the link. I'll let you know if anything comes out of it :) Regards, enochlau (talk) 14:22, 1 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for Information.[edit]


Can the Link Suggester tool be put to work on all pages needing to be wikified backlog? If so, how? --Aarktica 15:05, 25 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. Lately, the CWLI tool has been failing to follow through, by returning to the wiki with the suggested revisions. How come? --Aarktica 11:32, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Try cultural dissonance; for some reason, I was unable to get the tool to return to the project to apply the suggested revisions. --Aarktica 13:14, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Another article is 101 Battalion; it would stall and then fail to return to WP. --Aarktica 01:07, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Odd. I just edited 101 Dalmatians from a different PC, and was able to get the tool to work. I will try again using my regular machine tonight. Have you done anything to the tool? --Aarktica 16:21, 18 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It appears that I have used up my "credits" with the tool; I just noticed that I could not wikify ARV Super2 from my regular machine. However, when using a completely different IP, the tool worked as usual.

How many edits is each account permitted for the tool? --Aarktica 20:46, 18 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Could you please provide instructions for a local installation? --Aarktica 00:01, 22 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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"Image:NASA satellite image PIA03498 of Sydney, cropped, and modified to show suburb name borders.gif"[edit]

Hi. I am recklessly using your suburb layout for articles for suburbs throughout the City of Blacktown... so far I've done Bidwill, Blackettm and Emerton, to some degree or another.

What I would really like is for some capable, well meaning person, to crop, modify and upload, NASA satellite image PIA03498, to show the suburb boundaries for suburbs of the City of Blacktown.

Failing that, a copy of NASA satellite image PIA03498 and some reasonable instruction on how you went about modifying it to show the suburb boundaries would be (grudgingly) acceptable...

If you can't tell, I really appreciate the work you have done on providing a structure for suburb articles. All I have to do now is drop in the numbers and churn out some text. A widget to update it with the current census info would be great! but I won't hold my breath...

Can you help me out?

Thanks,Garrie 02:27, 25 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

D'oh, yeah, kudos to Peter for the suburb layout... It's a shame GNB aren't under the same copyright arrangement as US-FED, then we could just use the GNB boundaries... I had a sneaky suspision you did things a low tech way. It was just that photojournal url I needed by the look of it then. Let's see how I go then...Garrie 22:21, 25 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

taipei fun[edit]

re: what to do during hacking days, I think there will be a fair number of people about during that time who will just want to go sight-seeing etc... I will be up for that, anyway. Hopefully we'll get a couple of groups together! see you soon, -- phoebe/(talk) 19:06, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Thank you for fixing the wikiblogplanet feed list[edit]

Hi Thebainer, and thank you for fixing the feed list! I got some messages from people saying "please fix it! We want to get all the blog posts from Wikimania", and by the time I looked it was okay because you had fixed it - Yay, and thank you! -- All the best, Nickj (t) 01:25, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, in a roundabout way you can thank Blogger instead of me. They apparently sort feeds by update time instead of post time by default, and when I updated some of my old posts they all came to the top on the aggregator, so I edited the config file to hide my feed for a while so that everyone wouldn't have to scroll past a dozen of my old posts, as a consequence of which I had the config page on my watchlist and noticed the change that screwed it up. --bainer (talk) 02:54, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible problem in planet config[edit]

I noticed that one my post didn't pass through wikiblogplanet (it didn't pass through planet.wikimedia). As it passed through Wordpress RSS, I suppose that the problem lays somewhere in default planet configuration. Maybe some of the anti-spam features of planet recognized my post as a spam because of a number of links inside of the post. May you check it? --millosh (talk (meta:)) 19:40, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just to say that I fixed all links (if you didn't see that). The problem was with changing links by WordPress and it affected all blogs hosted on WordPress. --millosh (talk (meta:)) 10:44, 17 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Summer Hill GA Delisting[edit]

Hi Nick,

Just letting you know that the Summer Hill article got delisted from GA - the reasons were that the lead was not extensive enough and because there weren't enough inline citations. I don't have your paper sources, so are you able to fix the citations so we can get it back to a GA-status article? Thanks. JRG 05:31, 17 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you fix some of the problems listed on the talk page of Summer Hill? Thanks. JRG 13:26, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries - let's hope we can get it back to GA. I think it's much better than we've ever had it. JRG 06:38, 24 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Looking at Special:Longpages, I found the article List of Sydney suburbs/table (A-M) originally created by you, but it wasn't clear to me why it is needed. It appears to be a table of articles about various locations along with the corresponding redirects which may or may not need to be created. However, if those redirects are actually created, I don't think we would still need a table of them. Can you help explain this page? Thanks. --Metropolitan90 06:46, 26 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]



A {{prod}} template has been added to the article Shops, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice explains why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. If you endorse deletion of the article, and you are the only person who has made substantial edits to the page, please tag it with {{db-author}}. Gavin Collins 12:22, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

link suggester[edit]

You've got mail :) --Waldir talk 23:39, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why did you ignore my message? :( Waldir talk 22:51, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Is the redirections project abandon since two years ago, as it appears to be? Regards. --Paleofreak (talk) 19:21, 23 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can We Link It not working[edit]

Hi there. The can we link it website seems to have been down for the past few days. Is everything okay? Are you planning to fix it or are you ending your experiment? Thanks! —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 02:31, 1 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In reply to post at my talk page: Thanks so much for the reply and getting the site working again! I really do find it to be useful and I use it often. I wonder whether or not some of its functionality (especially the syntax error check) could be incorporated into AWB? Anyways, hope you had a pleasant trip and thanks again! —Elipongo (Talk contribs) 00:30, 3 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


did I say something wrong? why are you replying to everyone else but me? Waldir talk 20:11, 3 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lol this time I have to thank you for the quick response :P I actually thought initially that you could be delaying the answer to when you had time to work on those issues, but after seeing your reply (in few days) to the recent messages you got, I started getting confused... Thanks for explaining everything. I am looking forward for the release of the code. I would very much like, besides the other suggestions I made, to have a version for other language wikipedias, tipically Portuguese. Cheers, Waldir talk 00:41, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oops, I misunderstood your message, when you said "the nest best suggestion" I assumed the code wasn't released yet. I will take a look on that as soon as I can. Right now I am about finish my course in university, so I will have little time until the end of the month at least. I'll keep you posted on any developments I make in this issue. Regards, Waldir talk 00:47, 4 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I was going over the list of bots and noticed that LinkBot (talk · contribs) has not edited in a very long time. Is this bot still active and if not, would you object to it being de-flagged? Please post your comments to Wikipedia_talk:Bots/Requests_for_approval#Dead_bots since this is a rather widely-posted message. MBisanz talk 20:15, 7 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, and I have requested on the linked page that it be deflagged, as it's currently inactive. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 04:48, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Database map[edit]

Could you please regenerate the map shown at mw:Manual:Database layout? Quite a few tables have been added over the past few months. -- (talk) 18:32, 1 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also it shows a link from recentchanges to text, but recentchanges actually links to revision (through recentchanges.rc_this_oldid). Thanks! RichF (talk) 21:06, 20 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Something's still not quite right[edit]

The We can link it tool hangs after pressing "preview with added links". Thanks, Jerry talk ¤ count/logs 03:59, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link-Suggestions for Ma Hong[edit]

I just used your too to add links to Ma Hong, and had some problems with links containing an apostrophe ('), like People's Republic of China or Yan'an - the preview I got had the apostrophes escaped with a backslash, e.g. People\'s Republic of China.
To be precise, the original words found were creating piped links, like YanAn - not sure if that's relevant. Cheers, Amalthea (talk) 23:29, 28 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've run into the same issue, see here --Waldir talk 16:41, 8 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

G'day NewSouthWikiWelshman[edit]

...and I mean 'welshman' in the most gender neutral way, of course...and I'm aware that not all of you guys are from NSW.. and I'm aware that this hasn't been the most smoothly written note in Wiki's history, but hey ho...slaps head, persuades voices in head to pipe down, and continues.... Fancy attending a meetup? - We've got some interested Chapter stuff to chat about, no doubt there may be some tales of Arabian Nights (or at least Egyptian conferences), and it just generally felt like it was about time..... head over here if you're interested.... do feel free to wiki-edit away in the usual fashion too if you've got any other ideas! cheers all, Privatemusings (talk) 07:25, 29 July 2008 (UTC)you've been spammed in this nature because you signed up as interested in being notified about this sort of thing.. hope that's ok!Reply[reply]


What happened to Can we link it? I can not believe this... Such useful add on to wikipedia and now its down? Can Wikimedia support it and put it back??— Navy  Blue  formerly iDosh 15:22, 30 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Should be working now, goes down occasionally when the machine is rebooted, but (hopefully) should be working most of the time. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:46, 19 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed deletion of Marrickville South, New South Wales[edit]

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A proposed deletion template has been added to the article Marrickville South, New South Wales, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but this article may not satisfy Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and the deletion notice should explain why (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised because even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Whispering 10:27, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Please note I didn't prod the page I just fixed the prod. Take the prod up with Mdw0. Whispering 10:27, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • It's still there, so looks like this was sorted out and kept, which I think is the right outcome. Thank you for the heads up. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:48, 19 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Christmas Meetup[edit]

G'day all - I'm hoping that I might persuade you along to a Wiki christmas celebration / meetup on december 18th :-) - The meetup regulars are a friendly bunch, and we're very much hoping to get a few new folk along to chat about all things Wiki (and there are apparently some exciting things in the pipeline! Come along to find out a bit more ;-) - you can sign up here - and do feel free to edit that page with any more ideas or suggestions too :-)

Hope to see you there - I've heard a rumour that the first drink is on the highest placed Australian in the current arbcom elections.... Privatemusings (talk) 23:44, 4 December 2008 (UTC)ok, so I started that rumour too....Reply[reply]

"Can We Link It" is page not found[edit]

Hey nick, I recall you said you sometimes have to throttle your web bandwith down severely at the end of a billing cycle, so maybe this is the issue? But The link suggestion tool is down. It was working 6 days ago. Thanks, Jerry delusional ¤ kangaroo 08:17, 29 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Jerry, Should be fixed now! I was away for 2 weeks over Christmas, and for some reason the router got disconnected during this time, but did not automatically reconnect (despite being configured to do so). I've given it a kick now, and it should all be back and working as per normal. Thank you for the heads up! -- All the best, Nickj (t) 02:33, 7 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I hope you had a pleasant couple of weeks away. Jerry delusional ¤ kangaroo 02:45, 7 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, the tool is down again, can you please fix it?
Thx, Winston (talk) 09:14, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh no, that totally sucks, especially because I am away from that box for the next week. It looks like it's the ADSL link that's down rather than the box itself, but I will get the link back up again when I return. Sorry for the inconvenience, and please try it again after next Sunday. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 01:29, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Back in the office, gave it a kick, and it's back up now. Any problems, please let me know. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 01:38, 9 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

CWLI? Watchlist error[edit]

Love the tool, but for some reason it "unwatched" articles that were on my watchlist when I used it. Any reason? Vizjim (talk) 08:25, 20 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Nickj/Can We Link It: System Down![edit]

I see other messages to the same effect above this one... your tool is down. I love it, BTW. Thanks for making it. Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 12:13, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ditto Ling.Nut's message. I'm in CWLI withdrawal here, and there's no 12 step program. ;-) --Fabrictramp | talk to me 16:06, 4 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry about the downtime, and it's back online now. No more withdrawal cravings :-) -- All the best, Nickj (t) 01:40, 9 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're my hero! I've stuck a plate of chocolate chip cookies into my USB port -- you should have it soon. :) --Fabrictramp | talk to me 16:04, 10 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tools Coder Barnstar[edit]

A Tools Coder Barnstar to Nickj for making the Can We Link It tool... Ling.Nut (talkWP:3IAR) 09:46, 9 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Backstage Pass: Powerhouse Museum[edit]

-You are recieving this message because you are listed as interested in wiki-meetups in Sydney-

The Powerhouse Museum will be giving Wikimedia Australia members (and friends) a personal tour through their collections - much of it not on public display. They'll take photos for us and give us access to their curators. Afterwards, they give us a meeting room and we help improve articles about their items. 20people Max.

Would you like to come along?

Signup and learn more here: pass

Date & Time: Friday the 13th of March @ 10am. BYO laptop. Where: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo. map

Hope to see you there, Witty Lama 05:11, 14 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi all, it's Meetup time again :-) - Hopefully you'll be up for meeting on April 22nd at about 6pm at The Paragon, a pub in Circular Quay. It'll be the usual round of drinks and chit chats, with no particular agenda, just some friendly faces, and a shared interest in Wiki stuff. If you've thought about coming along before, but haven't made it - we'd love to see you - it'll be a relaxed, social chin wag about all things wiki - bring anyone along you fancy, and I hope you can make it :-)

Please do sign up on the meetup page, and do also feel free to nominate an alternative time / date / location if for whatever reason the 21st doesn't work for you - we're an accommodating bunch :-) cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 04:11, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For every category you create, you should specify parent categories to which it belongs. You can do this by listing the parents near the bottom of the page, each enclosed in double brackets like so:

[[Category:Museums in Sydney]]
[[Category:Museum collections]]

I've added at least one parent to the category. I invite you to check my work for accuracy and completeness.

I am a human being, not a bot, so you can contact me if you have questions about this. Best regards, --Stepheng3 (talk) 23:01, 14 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can we link it -- error[edit]

Responded a week or so ago via email, but very short answer is yes, suggests very few single-word links, as these tend to be far less relevant on average. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 07:31, 16 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can We Link It[edit]

Great stuff, but it doesn't seem to like the standard infobox format of Cyclists. i.e. Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx. etc It shows unbalanced }}}, but these boxes contain a balanced }}}} Regards Autodidactyl (talk) 19:27, 28 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PS - It would be even better if I could edit the suggested links. e.g. When it shows a disambiguation page I can often see the actual link that I want, so I would like to enter it immediately. Regards Autodidactyl (talk) 19:39, 28 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure how easy it's going to be to do the disambig thing, but the }}}} problem is getting more and more of a problem as templates get progressively more nested and complicated. I'm sorry you ran into this, and please rest assure that it is on the list of things to be addressed, but I can't make an promises about when it will be done by. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:49, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sydney Meetup[edit]

I think you may have been notified by email, but I thought it was worth my dropping in a note anywhoo, to let you know that Sydney Wikipedians are having a meetup this coming Tuesday, the 4th August. As you'll see on that page, we have two folk flying in from the Wikimedia Foundation who will be attending, and we have a great crowd of wiki types signed up to come along.

If you've never been to a meetup before, this wouldn't be a bad one to kick off with (we're all very friendly, interesting, and great looking folk ;-), and if you have, well come along again, why don't ya! If you've any questions you can flick the aussie mailing list an email on aussie mailing list, or drop me a note on my talk page. Hope to see some of you there!

ps. If you've already signed up, and received an email, and a phone call, and a door knock, and are getting a bit frustrated with constant advances from enthusiastic australian wiki types, then I'm told you can print this message, and bring it along to use as a 'free beer' voucher, redeemable by our esteemed Vice-President of WMAU on the night...... ;-) Privatemusings (talk) 22:06, 31 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Had a great night, but my free beer voucher was not honored ;-) -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:46, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your Wikipedia Cartogram: Creative Commons and Sources?[edit]

Please read this. Best greetings, --Frakturfreund (talk) 21:20, 15 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, and have replied by email and on my website. Hopefully the license permission should allow the image to be used as desired, and the underlying data should allow an updated version to be produced. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:44, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minor Edit set as default. (Can we link it)[edit]

Why?----occono (talk) 21:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yep, I agree, should be changed to be a non-minor edit. I'm massively short of time at the moment, so please give me a few weeks to get it done. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:42, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

your link tool[edit]

Nick, please see my comment at the talk page of that tool. Tony (talk) 23:19, 21 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Tony, thanks for the heads-up, and have replied on the talk page. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:41, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link tool and ANI[edit]

I've raised a discussion at ANI about a user using it at the rate of more than 1 edit per minute, and complaints about the tool on her talk page (the user is Katharineamy (talk · contribs). I haven't checked, but if it is suggesting she link dates, isn't that now against our guidelines? Dougweller (talk) 16:34, 8 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi all,

It's meetup time again in Sydney - hopefully you'll be able to come along for friendly chat and drinks about all things wiki - topics will no doubt include the Chapter - perhaps with planning for the upcoming AGM, the general state of wiki-play, and the traditional candle lighting to encourage the mythical flagged-revisions extension to make its way on to the wiki. At this point, I usually mention that sitting wiki arbitrators are compelled to buy everyone a drink, but one of our number has taken a rather extreme route in avoiding this duty - if you have no idea what I'm talking about then you're probably busy writing and maintaining articles - but come along anyways on the 21st October, from 18.30 til late, to find out :-) cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 21:32, 1 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Open Wiki Blog Planet[edit]

You may wish to put the control page on meta - ex-arbs are asserting everything on the planet is covered by WP:BLP 'cos the control page is on en:wp - David Gerard (talk) 22:22, 12 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's been a while since the wiki folk of Sydney had the chance to meetup - and there's quite a lot going on. If you've never been to a meetup before, you're especially welcome, and if you're an old hand, then please do make an effort to touch base :-) You can sign up here, or drop a note on my talk page if you have any questions or anything - hope to see you there! cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 02:57, 25 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Left you a note...[edit]

... on /Can we link it [2]. Hope that means the tool can come back online! Tim1357 (talk) 22:29, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sydney Meetup :-)[edit]

See the meetup page for further information - short version is that we're hoping to meet in a fortnight in the city for a beer and a chat. Minors and Miners are welcome, with a responsible adult and a minimum of coal dust ;-) - do try and get out if you can, it's been a little while since wiki folk met in Sydney :-) cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 05:29, 12 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Database schema[edit]

(A note for Nick: This schema seems very popular among the confused users like me, and there were various posts for it in the past. I gathered them together under this common title. Hope you are not offended by this edit:) --Vikici (talk) 02:11, 23 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Privileges" is spelled incorrectly at the top of the big schema picture.
  • I'm looking for the sources used in DB Designer to create this image, for a schol work. Could you mail it to me ? public tat lrbabe tot com Regards, Lrbabe 15:06, 15 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The file is here, and will email the link to you too. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 08:17, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Current versions of the Schema image[edit]

Hi Nick, I've really enjoyed having a print-out of your schema image. We printed it on a plotter and put it on our wall. Now, however, we need a more current one. Can you tell me more about how you created yours? When I import all the tables I only get two or three connections. Did you need a lot of manual work to get all the nice colors and links yours has? Thanks! -Courtney [christensenc {at} battelle {dot} org] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:56, 8 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Courtney, The short answer is yes, it definitely required manual tweaking/intervention. Specifically, it required all the colored grouping boxes & comment boxes, and (maybe) many of the connections to be added manually - I don't recall exactly about the connections, as it was a while ago, but I do remember it was a bit fiddly to produce an image that I was reasonably happy with. However an update to the schema image would be most welcome - that one is from MediaWiki 1.10, and it's moved forwards since then, so if you're considering producing an updated version it would be very welcomed by myself and others as a handy bit of documentation to visualize the layout. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 11:27, 11 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Nick (and others came here for a new schema), I am yet another fan of your (unfortunately outdated) schema. I don't know how to but can help for an updated version of the schema -not necessarily such beautiful. I added a placeholder link in mw:Manual:Database layout already. I will appreciate any guidance on the subject. --Vikici (talk) 02:11, 23 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Open Wikiblogplanet[edit]

Hey Nick - Open is broken. It hasn't updated since May 31. Hope you are doing well. --David Shankbone 01:47, 5 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please help - I'm not getting my daily fix of Open Wiki Blog Planet. Thanks! -- John Broughton (♫♫) 14:22, 6 June 2011 (UTC
The blog has been updating sporadically in the past two months; for example, the latest posting (as I write this) is July 16th. I really appreciate your efforts here, but if you want to spend your time focusing elsewhere, perhaps you should consider shutting down the blog, or transferring it to someone else. (I'm in no way volunteering myself here.) -- John Broughton (♫♫) 15:27, 31 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can We Link It & Toolserver[edit]

Hi! I'm interested in helping get your tools up on the toolserver or on the future environment of Wikimedia Labs, as I understand that Can We Link It was very popular. Let me know if you have any energy to put into that. Thanks! Sumanah (talk) 21:12, 24 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sydney meetup[edit]

You are listed here as interested in Sydney meetups, so I thought I'd let you know about one on this Saturday at 5pm at the Alexandria Hotel. Details here: Wikipedia:Meetup/Sydney/November_2011. It would be great to see you. --99of9 (talk) 00:58, 14 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

A few Wikimedian developers will be at the upcoming, in case you will be there and want to meet up! Sumanah (talk) 21:49, 9 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimania scholarship deadline on 16 Feb[edit]

Hi, Nick! Just wanted to let you know that you can apply for a Wikimania travel subsidy: and the deadline is 16 February. Thanks! Sumanah (talk) 14:25, 8 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Sydney meetup[edit]

Hello, you expressed interest in future meetups, a meetup will be held on Saturday May 5th at the Alexandria Hotel, further information can be found on the meetup page. We look forward to seeing you there!

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development work?[edit]

I'm not sure if you're currently interested in development work, but the OPOSSEM project is looking for a developer for a mediawiki-based textbook: (talk) 18:59, 21 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Sydney edit-a-thon invitation[edit]

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Sydney edit-a-thon invitation[edit]

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Can We Link It?[edit]

Hello. Don't know how active you still are on Wikipedia, but is User:Nickj/Can We Link It still active? The given link just times out for me. I found it through a Google search (I remembered using a good wikilink suggester a few years ago and thought this was probably it), so if it's been shut down now, it might be worth updating the page to say so. --McGeddon (talk) 20:39, 4 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sydney meetup invitation: January 2013[edit]

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Sydney September 2013 edit-a-thon invite[edit]

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Invitation to Sydney editathon - Saturday 23rd November[edit]

There is a backstage pass coming up to be followed by an editathon in the State Library of New South Wales on Saturday 23 November. This is the first time that an Australian cultural institution has opened its doors to us in this way and will be a special opportunity because the Library is providing: one of its best rooms; its expert curators (along with their expertise and their white gloves); a newly launched website (containing new resources); and of course, items from its collection (including rare and usually unavailable material) which we can look at, learn from, and use, to improve WP articles. For example, on the chosen topic (Australia and WWI), the Library holds many diaries and manuscripts from the period.

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Sydney Meetup on Monday evening[edit]

There's a Meetup in Sydney on Monday (tomorrow) evening from 5:30pm at the Paragon Hotel Circular Quay. We even have an international guest. See the meetup page for more details and to sign up. Sorry for the late notice - I hope you can make it. --99of9 (talk) 05:52, 2 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

City of Monroe listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Other races listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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Sydney Meetup next Thursday evening[edit]

You are invited to the Sydney Meetup!

  • Thursday 15 September at 6PM at Petersham Bowling Club.
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Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

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Sydney meetup[edit]

Short notice but there will be a meetup in Sydney on the 13 January 2018 at 6:30pm, still looking for a venue and open to suggestions. I hope you're able to make it but understand that this is very short notice. Bidgee (talk) 20:42, 10 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Times of other orders of magnitude listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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"King William IV" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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