3rd gen 10gb ipod... working fine but not worth much. What cool stuff can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by tomw
on Jun 24, 2007 -
I would like to automatically generate hypertext links from a list of text. Ideally this would mean pasting a series of comma separated words into some online tool and having the system turn each word into a relevant google/wikipedia link... Does anyone know any sites/tools that will do this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 4, 2007 -
Can you give me examples of companies that have tried to remove controversial information from their Wikipedia profile? [more inside]
posted by jmprice
on Apr 18, 2007 -
I've switched to Safari from Firefox and am looking for the fastest way to search something on Wikipedia. Is there any way I change my search engine from Google on-the-fly and easily switch it back?
posted by metacort
on Feb 8, 2007 -
Can anyone explain, in some detail, precisely *how* the taking and use of a screenshot of a program running on a computer can infringe the copyrights or trademarks of others? [more inside]
posted by baylink
on Jan 23, 2007 -
My brother would like nothing more for Christmas than to be able to put some or all of Wikipedia onto his 5th-Generation Video iPod. Is this do-able? [more inside]
posted by willbaude
on Dec 27, 2006 -
Cafepress doesn't make double-sided posters. Is there anywhere like cafepress that does? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Dec 17, 2006 -
Someone is using tricky html code to vandalize Wikipedia entries. Can anyone look at a page in question and tell me how they are doing it? [more inside]
posted by pcameron
on Dec 10, 2006 -
Are collaborative open-source projects (e.g. Wikipedia) inherently more wasteful of resources than their commercial competitors (e.g. Britannica)? I believe there might be [more inside]
posted by roofus
on Nov 9, 2006 -
Is there an easy-to-configure wiki engine/software package that is suited for education? [more inside]
posted by fvox13
on Oct 5, 2006 -
Reading Wikipedia gives one the impression that most sunscreens
and sunscreen ingredients are ineffective and/or give you skin cancer or other sickness. What's a good sunscreen brand I should purchase that will both protect me from the sun and also not kill me?
posted by punishinglemur
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Where can one find a comprehensive list of all sites that mirror (and I do mean mirror as in full mirror
, not mirror as in quote from) Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wiktionary, and other such content?
I'm in a Wikipedia-expunging mood and wish to program the CustomizeGoogle Firefox extension to ignore the Wikipedia/Wikiquote/Wikibooks/Wikiwhatever/Wikikitchensink Wikisexguide monolith.
make this thread into an inquiry as to why I'm doing this. I'm just realizing that doing this piecemeal as they come up could take me forever.)
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 25, 2006 -
Does there exist a political and/or sociological history of Wikipedia? I'm fascinated by the explosive growth of that community and would like some insight on how it has evolved. I'm not so much looking for Jimbo-in-the-news type controversies as I am interested in learning how contributors "rise through the ranks" of the bureaucracy and garner support for side projects and policy changes.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jul 17, 2006 -
My friend submitted information about his artwork to wikipedia. They accepted his submission but it only shows up when you search for it as "user: inky dreadfuls". What is the user heading? Why would it not show up with the other articles?
What can he do to get rid of the user heading?
posted by stavx
on Jul 12, 2006 -
GoogleFilter: Is there a quick and easy way to eliminate results from Wikipedia and its many mirrors in Google searches? [more inside]
posted by gubo
on May 29, 2006 -
What is the label for an entity or idea which began as nothing and came to have identity through its own fictionalisation? That is, notions diametrically opposed to 'simulacra
' - in that the entity has no referent to begin with... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 21, 2006 -
What are the wisest/coolest/most surprising wikipedia entries you've run across? I already know about the Heavy Metal Umlaut and Exploding Whale.
posted by Tlogmer
on Jun 14, 2005 -
A few months ago I came across an animated movie documenting the development of a wiki page. Essentially it was made up of screen grabs generated by going through the edit history of a document. Much googling and MeFi/Boingboing searching hasn't amounted to much. Anyone know where this is? Am I imagining this? Also: Does anyone know of an easy way to create a similar animation with a PMWiki page?
posted by aladfar
on May 9, 2005 -
Hopefully fairly simple question - I seem to remember coming across a bookmarklet once which would turn a webpage into links to wikipedia entries. So basically any subject/object on the page that had a wiki entry would be hyperlinked to that entry. Now I can't find the thing. Anyone know where it might be?
posted by juniorbonner
on Feb 28, 2005 -
What is the proper netiquette for editing a Wikipedia entry about yourself? I just stumbled upon mine
recently. Since it is written in the third person there is the presumption of objectivity. But then, it is my life, and I am the world's expert on it. What would you do?
posted by kk
on Feb 10, 2005 -