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As mentioned on this thread of the GitHub Google group, repository owners can delete pages from the edit view. The delete button might be easy to miss, since the buttons from the view mode: ...become only slightly different in edit mode: Perhaps GitHub should consider making the interface more obvious (e.g. making the delete button red, or something ...


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I've found the MediaWiki wiki to be very flexible and useful. As a bonus, it's very familiar to anyone who's used Wikipedia.


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You really can't beat Confluence, especially for $10 (for 10 or fewer users). We use it at my job and it is really fantastic. The organization takes a little getting used to, though.


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TiddlyWiki is a single, self-modifying HTML file. It'll run in any modern browser and does not require a server. Put the file in Dropbox and you'll have access to it from any of your machines. Should work fine with a mobile browser. So much the better if there's a mobile Dropbox client to save you from having to mess with syncing files.


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A TOC in Wikipedia is only generated if the article has more than three sections. The one you linked to only has three, and so it is not generated. If you were to add __TOC__ or __FORCETOC__ to the document a TOC would be generated. __FORCETOC__ causes the TOC to be placed before the first section heading, which would be before "Publications", while __TOC__ ...


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Disclaimer: I work for Fog Creek The FogBugz wiki is great because it's integrated with the rest of the app, but the editor is buggy. The good news is we're doing a major revamp.


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Google Docs does not make a good wiki. Optimized for printed page, not viewing online (page margins, document margins) Always in edit mode No mechanism to dynamically embed content or especially lists of documents in another document No friendly URLs for documents Does not link documents nearly as easy as in a wiki (requires interaction with menus/mouse ...


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I suggest ScrewTurn for wiki. You can also take a look at AxoSoft OnTime which is very good software for bug tracking, scrum/agile project managment, dev wiki, help desk and more.


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The GitHub robots.txt does explicitly disallow crawling of the wiki pages, for example in the Googlebot section: User-agent: Googlebot Allow: /*/*/tree/master Allow: /*/*/blob/master ... Disallow: /*/*/wiki/*/* As this is the site-wide robots file, there isn't any getting around it. It is an interesting choice, since GitHub describes wikis as a place to ...


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I have one non-recommended Wiki : the one available for Sharepoint intranet sites. Utterly a pain to use.


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yes. but you have to manually keep track of the urls to the documents. and you have to setup manually the edit permissions per document as well. consider using sites.google.com.


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Crowdsourcing Wikipedia has many editors, each editor is usually subscribed to change notifications of the article they created/edited during their Wikipedia activity life span. When you make an edit, one of the editors reviews it and if it's spam he will revert the change to the article previous state. Wikipedia relies on people to filter out the spam, ...


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A longer alternative is to checkout the repository for the wiki and manually delete the file containing the page contents using git rm and then checking in the changes back to the wiki repository. Useful if you can't find the delete button on the web interface, or you are more of the command line user.


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Because templates are just normal pages with a specific type of content on them, there is no one set-in-stone way of finding a list of templates. However, the majority of MediaWiki sites will use a Template namespace for keeping templates together and easily implementable. To get a list of all pages within a given namespace, go to Special:AllPages; at the ...


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All you have to do is click the Edit button at the top of an article's page. In the page that you see afterward, you can make your changes and then save them. You won't be able to edit some Wikipedia articles, however - instead of an Edit button, such protected articles will show a View Source button. Also, when editing an article, it is recommended that ...


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Yes, the Giant Bomb (Whiskey Media) engine does this. Wiki edit task queue (with bounty) http://www.giantbomb.com/wikid/task/queue/ Random user page http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/johnthegamer/ etc, etc. click around to dig deeper. Whiskey Media is the company that created the engine -- it also powers http://animevice.com


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Here is how you do it : Changing the Title of the Media Wiki Page It looks identical to the wiki you have installed on your website. And it's very simple, Login as Administrator and use the [Move] link on top of the page.


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Google Sites (http://sites.google.com) lets you set up a free wiki really quickly. It's a really powerful system with lots of cool features. We use it for our companies internal wiki and it works really well. The sites you create can be private or public.


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We use DokuWiki Here is a comparison chart between DokuWiki, MediaWiki, TWiki and TracWiki


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DokuWiki is good. By default it uses flat files instead of a database. You can run it on localhost and synchronize with a remote server. There's a great collection of plugins, in fact there's a remote sync plugin, ready to use. The documentation is pretty good as well. Another good solution is Wikidpad. It lives on your desktop, but you can export it as ...


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I've used PmWiki for my personal wiki purposes. The good thing is that it doesn't use a database; it uses files to store information. So it's very trivial to put in your webserver, and it would just work.


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We use Redmine (http://www.redmine.org/) which provides a wiki, ticket tracking and (some) subversion integration. It also provides support for forums (which we aren't using at the moment). Might be worth a look.


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If you are using the GeShi syntax highlighting extension to MediaWiki, then you can just insert your C♯ code as-is, enclosed within a <syntaxhighlight/> element. (This is, as you can see from the syntax highlighting extensions category, one of several such MediaWiki extensions.) The MediaWiki wikis used, by the Wikimedia Foundation, for Wikipedia, ...


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Actually, I found the answer myself. One can use it as a Public Wiki by using this trick. Create a Google Group so anyone can join: http://groups.google.com/groups/create?lnk=gcphp Invite the Group to your Site as a collaborator using its email address, e.g. MyGroup@googlegroups.com Put a link to your Google Group on your Site, preferably on your ...


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Perhaps the DumpHTML Extension does what you're looking for? This tool should dump your entire wiki as HTML.


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Each Wikia site should have an XML dump available on their Special:Statistics page. You can get there directly by following this format: www.<wikianamehere>.com/Special:Statistics Navigate to the "Database dumps" header and select the dump relating to current pages -- you can safely ignore the one regarding page history if you simply want to read ...


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Wikipedia is currently trying to rename accounts that are currently not "global". As you know, the English Wikipedia is only one of the many wikis available on the network of wikis owned by the Wikimedia Foundation. Many years ago, they decided to implement something called "Single User Login (SUL)" so that users can just log in on one wiki and be logged in ...


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Possible solution for DokuWiki A post in the DokuWiki User Forum "Relative links in wikipages" mentions this tag. It gives a path to the wiki root, so a link like this one [[this>../../VolD/Projects/]] can link to some page outside the wiki folder without using a full URL. See also the official documentation: https://www.dokuwiki.org/interwiki ...


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To edit a page in Wikipedia: Visit the page you would like to edit An Edit link appears just above each section; click the Edit link above the text to change Edit the text Click the Save button to record your changes


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Just go to the relevant article, then click on "Edit" near the top right, make the changes you want, add a summary and click Save Page. The Cheatsheet could well be of use when you're doing this.



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