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So much stuff isn't working here yet

I'm starting to think that much of the normal stuff I regularly do in other wikis is reliant on installed extensions. So much of what I've been trying here already, such as adding my box template, or altering the {{DISPLAYTITLE}} for my home page, doesn't seem to be working. I've already put in a request (via Lin Nah) for a list of common MediaWiki extensions to be installed here, to support some of the features I use regularly. Will have to wait and see if/when some of them get installed, whether the tricks I've been trying to use will suddenly start working. ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 18:06, 8 December 2014 (AEDT)

It is not just the extensions, but some of the back-end configuration is also not set up the way I'd normally expect a wiki to be set up. For instance, the $wgNamespacesWithSubpages option has not been enabled for the Template: namespace, meaning that the normal way of documenting templates using the {{/doc}} command is unavailable. InterWiki doesn't seem to have been enabled either. Also, my Preferences don't seem to have saved between sessions, so I've lost my custom signature between logins, along with my regional settings, etc. I'd really appreciate having access to the back-end of the wiki, to set some of this stuff up properly, if that's okay? Augur . (talk) 19:19, 8 December 2014 (AEDT)
just sent you an email. Suggest you check out previous LCA wikis to see how it is being used by the conference attendees. Lin Nah (talk) 19:45, 8 December 2014 (AEDT)
Thanks Lin, got that. Looks like the file uploads are working now. I'd still like to get some of those MW extensions installed from the list I gave you earlier. ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 13:33, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
I'm stalled again. Much of what I want to accomplish at the moment relies heavily on ParserFunctions, such as the ever-handy {{#if:}} conditional statement. Any chance that could be the first MW extension from my wishlist to be installed, please? ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 14:43, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
I didn't ask for the parser function to be installed because I wanted to see what else you want installed (see below) and check them out. Also didn't think my upload problem would be resolved so quickly.Lin Nah (talk) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)

Media Wiki extensions

Can you list the extensions you want installed or is the ParserFunctions the only extension? It just saves time if we have a list. Before they are installed, someone needs to ensure the stuff on the list will not result in unintended consequences if used is allowed. Lin Nah (talk) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)

I thought you might ask. I've just created such a list here. ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 16:39, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)

Things to look for

One thing to watch out for is people creating a duplicate page due to wrong spelling/case. eg front page has Partners Programme and Partners programme both listed.

Or the Attractions page is just a list of links. Lin Nah (talk) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)

Yeah, got that. To help me fix such issues, it would be really handy if I had some superuser tools, such as the ability to move pages. Thanks. ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 16:42, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)

Explaining the lca2015 and other lca wikis

Looking at your mediawiki extension shopping/wish list, I think some stuff should have been explained sooner and I was going to do this way back when I was looking for someone to help with the wiki.

  • User accounts
    • Users can't create an account to edit in the wiki.
    • The only users who can edit the wiki are users who have signed up on the lca2015 website and that account is used for signing up in this wiki. That is why you couldn't create an account in this wiki when you first tried a few weeks ago, shortly after my email asking for help on wiki.
    • All users who edit the wiki have agreed to the lca2015 code of conduct and the terms & conditions.
    • This means your extensions for vandals, and the next list below it isn't needed.
  • Use of wiki
    • The wiki will start to be used more and more the closer we get to the conference. I haven't kept track of how the previous wikis have grown or looked at how often they are used.
    • After the conference there may be an edit or two to add links to stuff. For example if someone offered to find out about x, they may put the link to the info there etc.
    • Presenters may also edit it to add links to where the slides are for talks or where the talk videos are.
    • Attendees sometimes add links to their photos.
    • The amount of edits and even views on the wiki drops off after conference week.
  • If you need to link to lca2015 website, please always use the url with This means when the wiki is archived, along with website, links to the lca2015 website should still work.

Sorry will have to go now. will add mor elater

Lin Nah (talk) 19:06, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)