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Wikipedia offline on a mac?

How can I read Wikipedia offline on my mac (bonus points for portable and cross-platform)? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on May 29, 2008 - 13 answers

I've been wiki-pnotized

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?
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on May 27, 2008 - 47 answers

How to set up Mediawiki infoboxes?

Mediawiki infoboxes. I'd like to use a Wikipedia-style infobox in my own personal Mediawiki. Help? Please? [more inside]
posted by Otis on May 23, 2008 - 2 answers

List of Reflexive Songs on Wikipedia?

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?
posted by paulrockNJ on May 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Best of Wikipedia?

I know there is a "Best of Craigslist" site. Is there something similar for Wikipedia? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Opensource Wiki Software

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]
posted by spinko on Apr 20, 2008 - 6 answers

Customized Wikipedia Interface

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.
posted by Gideon on Feb 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Wikipedia Wizards Please Help!

How to get custom templates from Wikipedia for a locally installed instance of MediaWiki? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Dec 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Defining the Japanese Concept of 'Ma'

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]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 27, 2007 - 15 answers

How to serve HTML out of a compressed archive?

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]
posted by Galvatron on Nov 17, 2007 - 8 answers

New wiki-based community - How did Wikipedia get rolling?

New wiki-based community - How did Wikipedia get rolling? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jul 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Teach an old iPod new tricks?

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 - 11 answers

Generating Hyperlinks Automatically?

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 - 8 answers

How do I cite photos in the pubic domain?

I'm trying to cite photos that are in the public domain. How would I go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on May 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Examples of Companies Inappropriately Editing Their Wikipedia Page?

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 - 9 answers

How can I make Safari's search box more customizable, like Firefox's search?

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 - 16 answers

Copyright in screenshots? Who owns it?

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 - 19 answers

How do you edit your company's Wikipedia entry?

How do I make a correction to a Wikipedia entry? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 29, 2006 - 22 answers

Putting Wikipedia on an iPod?

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 - 4 answers

Print double-sided posters on demand?

Cafepress doesn't make double-sided posters. Is there anywhere like cafepress that does? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Dec 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Wikipedia vandalism

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 - 22 answers

Wikipedia moron

Some jerk on Wikipedia is getting a little possessive with an article. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Nov 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Wiki Wasteful?

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 - 11 answers

Wikis in education

Is there an easy-to-configure wiki engine/software package that is suited for education? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Oct 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Good sunscreen?

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 - 17 answers

Help Me Kick Jimbo Wales Out of My Life.

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.)
posted by WCityMike on Jul 25, 2006 - 11 answers

A political history of Wikipedia?

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 - 3 answers

Wikipedia user submission question

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
posted by stavx on Jul 12, 2006 - 20 answers

Viva la web revolucion!

What is this web revolution I see before me? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Jun 29, 2006 - 29 answers

google -wikipedia

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 - 10 answers

Can I download Wikipedia to my Sony Ericsson K750i?

Can I download Wikipedia to my Sony Ericsson K750i, or do I need a fancy smartphone? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water on May 17, 2006 - 9 answers

Is there a word for such an anti-simulacra?

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 - 20 answers

Is wikipedia accurate about instruments of the chinese government?

How accurate is this wikipedia article on China's state-run news agency?
posted by Tlogmer on Jun 24, 2005 - 4 answers

Favorite Wikipedia Entries

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 - 15 answers

Wikipedia page history movie?

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 - 8 answers

Wikipedia bookmarklet

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
posted by juniorbonner on Feb 28, 2005 - 2 answers

Vanity Wikipedia Edits

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 - 15 answers

Alternatives to Wikipedia That Are Less Prone To Even Momentary Misinformation?

Free Online Encyclopedias: Any viable alternatives to Wikipedia? [more inside]
posted by quasistoic on Jan 4, 2005 - 10 answers

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