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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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Where I can download New World Encyclopedia database?

Where I can download New World Encyclopedia mirror? Similarly as on Wikipedia:Database download.
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What is the difference between Wikipedia and New World Encyclopedia?

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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Get wiki source of a specific page [closed]

Is there anyway to get the wiki of a specific wikiquote page programatically. For example http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=The_Doctor is a wikiquote page. How do I find the wiki dump of this ...
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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 Wikipedia 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 ...
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Merging categories on Wikipedia

On Wikipedia, is it possible to automatically merge multiple existing categories into a new category (for example, automatically moving all items in the category [[Flying animals]] and [[Birds]] to ...
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Show files on Wikipedia that were recently added to a specific category

On Wikipedia, is it possible to view all of the files or articles that were recently added to a specific category? In this case, I want to view all files that were recently added to ...
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Find all pages on Wikipedia that redirect to a specific page

On Wikipedia, is it possible to find all pages that redirect to a given page, like a "what redirects here" page instead of a "what links here" page? For example, I'd like to find all pages on ...
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How to redirect a section of a Wikipedia article to another article

On Wikipedia, is it possible to redirect a section of one article to another article? I occassionally need to move sections of Wikipedia articles to other articles, and re-target all links to that ...
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How do you end a subsection in MediaWiki?

When writing articles on the MediaWiki platform (e.g. Wikipedia), I have often found myself wanting to write content in a higher-level section after writing content in a subsection. For example, ...
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Is it possible for a normal user to flag a Wikipedia edit as potential vandalism?

I can find vague references from various sources (e.g. on Talk:Anti-vandalism ideas: Automatic vandalism identification) implying that Wikipedia edits can be flagged as potential vandalism. However, ...
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Automatically generating references in Wikipedia articles

Are there any tools that can automatically generate properly formatted citations (from bare URLs?) Bare links on Wikipedia are supposed to be replaced with properly citations. Are there any tools or ...
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Specify the starting and ending point for a Wikipedia reference

Is there anything the the "citation needed span" template for references on Wikipedia? Here, the text being verified by the reference is ambiguous: All trees are tall, and some are very ...
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Search within the contributions of a specific editor

On Wikipedia (and MediaWiki in general), is there any way to search for a phrase within the contributions of a specific user? As a proof-of-concept, I want to find a way to search for the word ...
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Find when a phrase was added to a Wikipedia page

Is there any way to find when a specific word or phrase was added to a Wikipedia page? I want to find a way to obtain the first page that contains a match of a specific phrase (for example, the first ...
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Get the version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date

I need to find a version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date (specifically, October 14, 2010). Is there any way to view the revision history from before a specific time/date?
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Using Wikipedia bots on other MediaWiki-based wikis

There are some Wikipedia bots that I consider to be absolutely indispensable: they perform tasks like fixing broken redirects, automatically reverting vandalism, etc. Is it possible to use these ...
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How can I download the entire Wikipedia to my E-book reader?

How can I get all of Wikipedia, except the images, in a standard ebook format like ePub or mobi for putting on my e-reader? Is there a reason this isn't more readily available? Are some ebook formats ...
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Is there any way of combining Wikipedia comparisons into a single table?

Take, for example, this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_comparison_tools It's typical of most Wikipedia comparison pages, with the information split across multiple individual ...
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How do I report a spam content on Wikipedia?

I was reading biography of a diseased columnist. I saw that the newspaper company of his has put its logo behind his pictures, and mentioning their company name a lot of place in the page profusely. ...
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Prevent section links from breaking when a section name is changed

On Wikipedia, is it possible to find all links to a specific section? I've noticed that changing the name of a section on a Wikipedia article will often break a large number of links and redirect ...
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How do you reference a Wikimedia image if the file name is non-Latin?

I am trying to reference the wikipedia commons image in an english wikipedia info box. The image is a wikimedia commons picture with a Japanese name. Somehow it does not allow it to be placed there. ...
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How can I see which of my edits on Wikipedia have been reverted?

I'd like to see a list of all of my Wikipedia edits which have been subsequently reverted (as opposed to the ones that have been retained). How is it possible to do this?
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RSS feed for Wikipedia's The Signpost?

Since June this year, the RSS feed I was using to get notified about new issues of The Signpost is not updated anymore. I have been searching for alternative RSS feeds but can't find any. Converting ...