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How do I enable visual editor on Wikipedia?

When I click on Beta features on the English Wikipedia I see only Completion suggester, Other projects sidebar, Hovercards, Read more, Compact language links and Content Translation. I don't see a box ...
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What is the content delivery network of Wikipedia?

I am interested in how Wikipedia handles its large load so quickly across the globe. Is Wikipedia using a commercial CDN solution, or something else? I did search about this topic, but because of the ...
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How do I make wikidata no so damn slow?

I've just discovered wikidata two days ago, which is a fun way at contributing to wikipedia without having to worry about the order of entries, English grammar and style too much. However, the whole ...
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Is there a way to recover one's Wikipedia contributions?

Some ten years ago, I've created about a dozen of wikipedia articles, especially on the Russian Wikipedia. Years went by, and almost all of them got deleted, for completely ridiculous reasons, and ...
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Automatic rewriting of dead links on Wikipedia

A website has been reorganized. Pages that used to be at URLs of the form http://foo.example.com/bar/wibble are now accessible only at http://goo.example.com/baz/wibble (i.e. there's a simple ...
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Is it possible to find all articles of a given category which have quality issue templates?

For example, I would like to find all articles in [[Kategorie:Maschinelles_Lernen]] which have issues. One issue are missing sources. Articles with this kind of issue are in Kategorie:Wikipedia:Belege ...
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Wikipedia Spam Filter Notice

I've been an occasional Wikipedia editor and user for many years. Twice recently when I tried to make a minor page edit, I received the following error: "Spam filter notice" Your edit was not saved ...
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How do I force Wikipedia to HTTP, since their HTTPS is broken?

Is there a way to force Wikipedia to HTTP? I'm using Lynx, but it says that the certificate is expired. (Since my clock is correct, it's probably one of the intermediary or root certificates on my ...
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How to use FIST? (Free Image Search Tool, by Wikimedia)

FIST (Free Image Search Tool) seems to be a powerful tool to find freely usable images to illustrate Wikipedia/etc articles. The tool is recommended by Wikipedia. Unfortunately, I most often get 0 ...
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How much data can Wikimedia Commons host?

Wikimedia Commons has lots of images, audio files and video files. I was only able to find that it was about 23 TB of data in 2013 (source) which was actually hosted. Is there any more recent ...
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Automatic update in wikipedia

Does Wikipedia has automatic update in anyway? I mean, yesterday Juventus FC won his 7th Italian Supercoppa, so the Supercuppa page has to be updated with all the info, then the most present players ...
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How to find common articles between two specific articles in Wikipedia?

I have two articles A and B, and I want to find any articles in the path from A to B. Is there a tool to do this? There are several tools to list the shortest path, such as WikiDistrict, but I would ...
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How to mention someone in a Wikipedia/Mediawiki conversation?

In Wikipedia talk pages discussions, I see people often mention each other. Mentioned people receive a notification. How to mention people? For instance let's say I want to mention the user called ...
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How to get the real filelocations of all real svg-files on commons.wikimedia?

On 7.April I asked here and on the wikipedia help-desk how to get such a list: link I now downloaded the file "commonswiki-20150417-all-titles". Then I get all entries that end with ".svg". So far, ...
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My browsers display math formulae in Wikipedia pages in Latex format rather than compiled form

For some time I have noticed that formulas in the Wikipedia pages are shown in LaTeX format rather than compiled form. I have checked with different browsers like IE, Firefox, Chrome. In all browsers ...
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Why Wikipedia doesn't allow cross-linking?

I'm trying to understand inconsistency on Wikipedia structure. For example there is article called Bar and Bat Mitzvah (EN) which consist two terms together: Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah. This ...
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How do Wikipedias in different languages share list and table articles?

Different Wikipedias (in different languages) have different policies on creating lists and tables in articles and keeping them in separate articles. However for most of list and table articles (think ...
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How to get a list of all .svg files on Wikipedia.org and commons.wikimedia.org?

I do have a very slow internet connection. Nonetheless it would be fast enough to download a list of the files I'm looking for: I want a list of all .svg files on Wikipedia.org and ...
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How to add language link to a Wikipedia page

I'm trying to add an interlanguage link to a Wikipedia page. I've read the instructions given in wikipedia:wikidata page, but couldn't get to add the language links. Here is what I'm trying to do: ...
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How to download the wikicode of a Wikipedia page?

I want to download the wikicode of this Wikipedia article with a single Web request. Is there any better way than getting https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paris&action=edit and ...
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How to get the number of revisions of a Wikipedia article?

I am interested to know how many revisions a Wikipedia article has. I can look up its history and count the revisions, but I would like a more direct solution than cumbersome manual counting. Ideas? ...
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How to prevent MediaWiki from redirecting the main domain to the “Main Page”?

I see a lot of questions about how to change the title of a MediaWiki Main Page or how to redirect it to another page, but I can't seem to find anything on how to 1) prevent MediaWiki from redirecting ...
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Download wikipedia article as a pdf, with program not shown correctly

I tried to download https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(programming_language) as a pdf file. I clicked "Download as PDF", and downloaded the generated pdf file, But Java code part in the pdf file ...
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How to access deleted pages on Wikipedia

I would like to access a page which has been deleted on Wikipedia (e.g. Junk dna). When going to that page, it says: This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided ...
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Unable to make link in Wikipedia Hebrew

Please take a look at this Wikipedia sandbox source-code, there are two English words I'm trying to link to Wikipedia in English, but it freaks out, what am I doing wrong? Here's the source-code of ...
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What is the difference between Wikipedia and New World Encyclopedia? [closed]

What is the difference between Wikipedia and New World Encyclopedia? And what is the point of having another version of Wikipedia-like site? Related: What exactly is the New World Encyclopedia? ...
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How can I always get to the image on commons instead of the local wiki page?

If you go to this article and click on the German flag, you get to https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Flag_of_Germany.svg and a link is presented that bascially says that the original page is in ...
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Is there a way to filter Wikipedia tables?

I'm looking for a way to filter tables often found in Wikipedia articles, so I can compare only the rows (and columns) I'm interested in. Is there either a built-in feature in the Wikipedia engine ...
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Why is nl.wikipedia.org referred to as Carribean Stud Poker on Facebook?

In my newsfeed I saw someone posting this Wikipedia article. When I clicked on the arrow on the post for the dropdown menu I saw the following: Why is the author of this Wikipedia post identified ...
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Importing certain cell range from a wiki page

I need help importing just the symbols of the Dow from this page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_Jones_Industrial_Average I can get the full table just using the following, but can't figure out how ...
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How to edit wikipedia's top right box?

I looked and looked at this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes I know how to edit every other section of the page, and know that there is a main "Edit this page" link near the top of the ...
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Silently suggest an edit review in Wikipedia

I am professionally related to a topic which is described in an article on Wikipedia. Months ago I respectfully added some content to this article, including a quotation and an link to my website. I ...
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How to avoid re-downloading country borders from Wikipedia's SVG pictures each time?

There are a lot of political maps on Wikipedia where each country is coloured depending of various things. On preview smaller countries are not visible. SVG source is usually big, as it contains ...
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Changing the Aspect Ratio of an Image in Wikipedia

How can one change the aspect ratio of a Wikipedia image? For example, in the International Code of Signals, an example of the Whiskey Flag (referring to the Letter W) is saved with an aspect ratio ...
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Format link to Wikipedia page about an essay or chapter title

For books and movies it's easy: surround the link in pairs of single-quotes to italicize it. For example, Lord of the Rings. ''[[Lord of the Rings]]'' But according to "Which Titles Are Italicized ...
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Citing academic papers in Wikipedia

Wikipedia pages about scientific papers contain many citations. Usually the citations use the "Citation" template, which gives a uniform look to all citations in a page. I have a large database in ...
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Why does Wikipedia capitalize usernames?

From their page about username policies: Wikipedia usernames are case sensitive, but the first letter is always automatically capitalized. But I've also noticed that, even though I always login ...
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Major contributors to a Wikipedia article

The history of a Wikipedia article contains many contributors, most of them are minor (e.g. typo correction or adding a link). Usually there are 1-3 major contributors. Is there an automatic way to ...
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Citing a Wikipedia article

Is there an automatic way to create an academic citation or a BibTeX record from a Wikipedia article? (Similar to the "cite" link in StackExchange.)
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WikiMiniAtlas: Using parameters leads to “Coordinates: Extra unexpected parameters”

I want to add a "dim:" (Dimension) parameter to "coord" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakasu so that the mini-map (click the globe in the upper-right) shows just the island (2 kilometers diameter), ...
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Is it possible to have a feed of “today's featured article” from Wikipedia in an RSS reader?

I'd like to add an RSS feed of "today's featured article" and possibly "in the news" to my RSS reader. Is this possible?
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Adding colors and styles to a Wikipedia username

I’ve noticed on numerous occasions that some users on Wikipedia have names that include colors and styles while most do not. There are a bunch of examples of various kinds on this page (I’ve compiled ...
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How to report Copyright infringement on Wikipedia?

I have found a few images on the English wikipedia that are under copyright. I'm not the owner of the copyright. The real owners of the copyright are too technologically illiterate to do anything ...
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Where do I report an improper Wikipedia article?

There is an artwork in the entrance of my University campus. On that artwork, there was an apothegm which belongs to a certain historical artist. Recently the artwork has been restored; in the ...
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What DTP does Wikipedia use for PDF export?

When viewing any Wikipedia article, it is possible to export the article to a number of formats, including PDF. My instinct told me they would use some TeX system (plainTeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc.), ...
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Is there a RSS feed of articles added to my Wikipedia watchlist

I would like to have an RSS feed with the articles I personally add to my Watchlist. So each time I star an article, the RSS feed gets updated with the article title, url, description. I could then ...
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Wikipedia global search (all languages), without using a third-party search engine?

Performing a search on the Japanese Wikipedia is easy: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Search?search=%s Now, I want to perform a search on all language versions of Wikipedia. For instance ...
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Is it possible to include wiki markup in MediaWiki searches?

I tried to find improperly formatted URLs on Wikipedia by entering for a search query with wiki markup, but this doesn't return matches of this markup in Wikipedia. Does Wikipedia have any search ...
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What does Wikipedia mean when they say some accounts will be renamed due to a technical change?

Wikipedia currently has a notification at the top of every single page saying that some accounts will be renamed due to a technical change when I am logged in. Clicking on Read more doesn't really ...
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Watch for changes to a section of a Wikipedia page

On Wikipedia, is it possible to watch a specific section of an article (instead of watching the entire article)? I have contributed to some specific sections of articles, and I want to be notified ...