- 1 1 Where can I get an overview of clc-wiki?
- 2 2 What can I do to help fight spam on the clc-wiki?
- 3 3 What software and hardware is clc-wiki running on?
- 4 4 What's unique about editing wiki-text? Where can I find out about it?
- 5 5a How can I get a new article or redirect to show up in the treeview?
- 6 5b How can I prevent a new article or redirect from showing up in the treeview?
- 7 6 How can I get underscores in an article title to display correctly?
- 8 7 Where can I report a bug, copyright violation or spam, make a suggestion or feature request, or generally discuss clc-wiki and its content as a reader or editor?
This is a page for collecting questions and answers to assist with navigating, contributing to or otherwise understanding clc-wiki. This page is anonymously editable so that questions can be posed as well as answered.
1 Where can I get an overview of clc-wiki?
Project:Overview and Project:Roadmap, and possibly (depending on your interest) Project:Config and Project:Policies, the four of which are collected for listing within Category:clc-wiki-overview pages.
2 What can I do to help fight spam on the clc-wiki?
Revert the spam yourself and add suggestions for URLs to be blocked to Talk:Spam_blacklist.
3 What software and hardware is clc-wiki running on?
MediaWiki with customisations and extensions, on an Apache webserver, on a CentOS Linux x86-based server.
3.1 Can we use something else?
Alternatives are possible; we'd need to be able to easily migrate current content unless the alternative had pretty compelling advantages.
4 What's unique about editing wiki-text? Where can I find out about it?
It evolved as a beginner-friendly editing syntax. For details see Help:Editing.
5a How can I get a new article or redirect to show up in the treeview?
Generally it should be as simple as naming it appropriately - i.e. a colon-separated title - and saving the new page. There are exceptions because the MediaWiki:Treeview configuration page makes use of the
pruneleafs parameter and of the
PRUNE directive. Sometimes this configuration page will need to be edited directly (a sysop-only task, so leaving a note on the relevant discussion page or the site forum is a good approach to take - future versions of the treeview might allow for per-page configuration). If the page does not exist and you do not wish to create it and instead want a red-link for it to appear in the treeview, then the answer is to have a
node directive (whichever's the best fit) for it added to the MediaWiki:Treeview configuration page.
5b How can I prevent a new article or redirect from showing up in the treeview?
Generally by having a
prune directive for it added to the MediaWiki:Treeview configuration page (a sysop-only task - the same advice as in the answer above applies). In some cases it might not even show up in the first place if it's already covered by a pruning or if it's in a part of the namespace that hasn't been imported - for example the default namespace's import uses the
pruneleafs parameter so that top-level articles aren't listed in the treeview unless they have child nodes themselves.
6 How can I get underscores in an article title to display correctly?
By having the title added to MediaWiki:Treeview#Remap (a sysop-only task - the same advice as in the answer above applies). This won't affect the title's appearance in skins other than Treeview, but this shouldn't be a problem given that Treeview is the default skin. It also won't affect the title's appearance in the "tooltips" (i.e. the "title" html attribute) of auto-generated links in page content or in other MediaWiki-core-generated titles such as in page listings under Special:Allpages, unless that support has been added by the time that you read this.