Is there a word to describe being sucked into wikipedia; inadvertently wasting hours of time by delving deeper and deeper into articles, interesting link by interesting link? If not, can you help me come up with a clever term for this phenomenon?
Mediawiki infoboxes. I'd like to use a Wikipedia-style infobox in my own personal Mediawiki. Help? Please? [more inside]
There used to be a list on Wikipedia comprised of songs that reference themselves (e.g. Bowie's "Five Years": I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long; Smiling and waving and looking so fine, dont think you knew you were in this song) The Wikipedian's seemed to have cracked down on lists like this. Anyone know where can I find a copy of it?
I know there is a "Best of Craigslist" site. Is there something similar for Wikipedia? [more inside]
Open source Wiki software! I'm looking to setup an open source wiki service very similar to wikipedia.org (but slightly different). However I know there is open source software available to download... [more inside]
I'm trying to make finding information in my field a little easier and would like some sort of index to appropriate Wikipedia articles on the various subjects. Is there any way to quickly and easily do this? Webapps that can help automate the process? Ideally, I'd like to integrate this into a wordpress or drupal blog, but that isn't a deal breaker.
How to get custom templates from Wikipedia for a locally installed instance of MediaWiki? [more inside]
What do you know about the Japanese word/concept of 'Ma'? I know it denotes the negative space between objects and it relates closely to the similarly used Japanese word 'Mu'. [more inside]
I want to serve lots of different static HTML files out of a single compressed archive, to save disk space on the server. Is there a quick and easy solution for this? [more inside]
New wiki-based community - How did Wikipedia get rolling? [more inside]
3rd gen 10gb ipod... working fine but not worth much. What cool stuff can I do with it? [more inside]
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]
I'm trying to cite photos that are in the public domain. How would I go about doing this? [more inside]
Can you give me examples of companies that have tried to remove controversial information from their Wikipedia profile? [more inside]
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?
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]
How do I make a correction to a Wikipedia entry? [more inside]
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]
Cafepress doesn't make double-sided posters. Is there anywhere like cafepress that does? [more inside]
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]
Some jerk on Wikipedia is getting a little possessive with an article. [more inside]
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]
Is there an easy-to-configure wiki engine/software package that is suited for education? [more inside]
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?
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. (Let's not 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.)
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.
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? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Inky_Dreadfuls
What is this web revolution I see before me? [more inside]
GoogleFilter: Is there a quick and easy way to eliminate results from Wikipedia and its many mirrors in Google searches? [more inside]
Can I download Wikipedia to my Sony Ericsson K750i, or do I need a fancy smartphone? [more inside]
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]
How accurate is this wikipedia article on China's state-run news agency?
What are the wisest/coolest/most surprising wikipedia entries you've run across? I already know about the Heavy Metal Umlaut and Exploding Whale.
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?
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? Thanks
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?
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