Way back in 2005, I wrote an essay in wiki form using MediaWiki 1.5.1 on my website's third-party server. I did not upgrade it, and consequently it got broken when the server upgraded to an more advanced version of... well, I'm not sure what broke it, but probably MySQL, or PHP, or something. It's no longer supported. The database with its content still exists. Is it possible to get it back? How would I go about doing so? [more inside]
Greetings hive mind! This seems to be something that should already exist, but I think I either haven't found the right type of wiki, or have looked over the feature in one of the many wikis I've tried. Basically, I'm looking to use a wiki for IT documentation purposes...but I'd also like for it to be able to automatically propagate views/pages in a relational manner (either via the backend or via templates). Here's an example to help illustrate: [more inside]
I'd like to find some software to organize and tie together less-important details in my story. Probably I want a personal wiki--but which one? I'm open to wiki alternatives also. [more inside]
Can you please recommend a cheap ad-free commercial Mediawiki host? [more inside]
How would I create a "note", "tip" or "caution" notice box (rough examples) with the syntax provided by Markdown and Google Code? Is there a trick to make this possible?
What is the best (Mac compatible) program/thing to use to write an internal manual for my department at work? [more inside]
I run a user facility that houses a variety of scientific equipment and i want to start a wiki for documentation & tutorials. Looking for open-source wiki software and your tips for starting a wiki. (Or if you're a scientist and you've ever used a facility like this, what kinds of things you'd like to see in your FacilityWiki!) Details inside... [more inside]
I've been keeping research notebooks since the early 1990s, on a lot of different subjects. They're all finally consolidated as a couple thousand text files written in Markdown syntax. I'd like to start putting them up, gradually, on a website for others to use. A wiki seems the best way. (Is it?) I've got a few other questions about the best one, and best way, though: [more inside]
My place of employment has a long and convoluted phone tree that our clients have to wade through when they call in. No one in the organization seems to have written everything down in one place, and I'm trying to create a...document?...that allows us to conceptualize which of our menu options lead where, and what they say at each point. What's the best/easiest way to do this and make it useful? [more inside]
I recently saw a reference to a wiki dedicated solely to obscure writers and published authors. I'm unable to relocate the reference or find the URL, despite having searched for hours. Is anyone familiar with this wiki?
What uses of blogs and technology have you seen in undergraduate classes that didn't feel tacked on or useless? [more inside]
Is there a general mnemonics database somewhere? [more inside]
How could a wiki be used by a small retail business selling tangible products? [more inside]
The titles for the show "Hotbox" remind me of a wiki-based community site I saw a while ago. Every article on the site is a dry, passive-voice case study of some (usually hilariously dangerous) fictional occult object or person, and the site itself is allegedly run by some giant MIB-style organization. The site has very specific acronyms and vocabulary, and I can't remember any of it except that agents are called agents and there's a running joke about appropriate euphemisms for when they're killed. [more inside]
I am trying to find concise, direct instructions on how to create templates (not skins, templates) for MediaWiki and I'm coming up short. While Google has tons of hits, many incorrectly identify skins as templates, and the rest spread the information out through so many other topics that it is simply frustrating. Is there a resource out there that will help me develop MediaWiki page templates in a step-by-step fashion?
What is a good IRC bot to run on an internal IRC server used by programmers in a software development company? [more inside]
I need to transform a big HTML table into something easier to update and maintain. Bonus: I'd like to put it (or its display widget) onto our staff wiki page. [more inside]
I'm trying to find an online database or wiki that is devoted solely to music in film. I'm looking for a site where I can either search for a piece of music and find out what films that piece of music appeared in, or search for a film and find out what music appeared in that film. Does this site exist?
Halp! I need a new host for a wiki. My RPG has a wiki, because we're wordy and five years old and ... well, we're dorks. Our current host is not so good for us anymore for reasons of database size. [more inside]
Is there any way to stop spam protection on Instiki? [more inside]
New wiki-based community - How did Wikipedia get rolling? [more inside]
What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]