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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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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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Highlight the text that precedes a “citation needed” tag

On Wikipedia (and MediaWiki in general), is it possible to highlight the text that is preceded by a "citation needed" tag, in order to clarify what the tag specifically refers to?
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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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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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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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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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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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Merging duplicate sections on Wikipedia

I've noticed that many paragraphs and article sections have been copied and pasted from one Wikipedia article to another, leading to excessive amounts of redundant text on Wikipedia. Do any tools, ...
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Suggest that a Wikipedia page be renamed

I've found a couple of pages and categories on Wikipedia with confusing names. Is there any template that I can use to suggest that these pages be renamed, without actually renaming them myself?
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Internal wiki setup to create a book or export-to-PDF feature [closed]

Is there any tutorial to setup an internal intranet wiki to enable creation of a book or export-to-PDF as in wikipedia.org?
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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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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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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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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 can I rename a category on Wikimedia Commons?

Is it possible to rename a category on Wikimedia Commons (or another Wikimedia-based wiki) so that all of the pages in that category are moved to the renamed category instead of being left in the old ...
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Does Wikipedia have a project to map translated entry per language?

Sometimes when viewing a Wikipedia entry I am interested on seeing the related entry for the counter part for an English entry to the counter part entry in other language. One use example is: an ...
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How can I get to a template's URL in Wikipedia?

For example in the Kobe Bryant article, you can see that it uses the Infobox NBA Player template when you View Source. How can I get to the page of this template?
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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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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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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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Reverting multiple edits at once on Wikipedia

If I make a series of edits on Wikipedia that I decide to revert, is it possible to revert multiple edits at once?
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How to download all city page of my country from Wikipedia

Will it be moral to copy all city pages information for all cities in my country from Wikipedia? I need those for my website. How can I do it?
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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 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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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 ...
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Get notifications for pages on watchlist (MediaWiki sites)

I've noticed that MediaWiki websites such as Wikipedia display a "you have new messages" message whenever a change is made to the user's talk page. Is it possible to get the same type of notification ...
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Filter files by multiple categories on Wikipedia

How can I find files on Wikipedia (or the Wikimedia Commons) that are in two or more specific categories? For instance, if I was searching for files to put into the category "dogs and cats", I would ...
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Add multiple files to a category in Wikimedia Commons

There are some instances where I'd like to add multiple articles to a category on a MediaWiki site such as Wikimedia Commons (for example, adding multiple images of airplanes to the category ...
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How to get a list of All pages belonging to a Wikipedia Portal?

I was wondering, is there a way to get the entire list of articles (pages) filed under a Wikipedia Portal? For example, I want to get a list of All the pages filed under Linguistics Portal, is there ...
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URL to get the list of Wikipedia bots

Is there an URL to retrieve the list of Wikipedia bots? Those are users with the bot flag. It could be HTML/XML or anything, but not the whole Wikipedia dump. No such method in the API. Note: not ...
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How do I search a wikimedia web site for ALL keywords

I have a WikiMedia site that I want to search for both keywords that I type into the search box. When I go to the wikipedia.org site and look at the help it says that I can precede words with a + ...
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How to create a page reference in Wikipedia (synonym redirection)?

I want to internally add a reference to a wiki-page. For example, say the page name is The_Page_Name. I would like to add a known term (say, The_Reference) to Wikipedia that should redirect to ...
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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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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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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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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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Put a section of an article into a category on Wikipedia

I'd like to place sections of articles into categories on Wikipedia. (for example, placing "Pollution in India#Water pollution" into the category "Water pollution in India") Is there any way to do ...
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Cleaned Wikipedia content used on Google Maps - dump available?

On Google, there are pages such as the following which provide a summary of the place in question taken from Wikipedia: ...
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Is it allowed to show information from Wikipedia and other sites on my site? [closed]

For Example: I want to create an institute directory of my country. I want to show institute name, logo, emails, phone numbers and some other information. Now I have two resources, institute website ...
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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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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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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 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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Finding and repairing broken section links on Wikipedia

I want to find broken section links on Wikipedia so that I can repair them. How can I find links to non-existent sections on Wikipedia (such as [[Google#fbffgfd]]) and replace them with working links ...
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Wikipedia alternative?

I'm looking for a place like wikipedia, with something kind of like the citation templates, namely {{cite web}}. I don't like the wikipedia's editorial policies, or their administration -- I'm finding ...