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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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You don't "flag" edits, per se. If you see an edit that is vandalism, you're expected to "rollback" or, at least, edit out the vandalism bits yourself. That's part of Wikipedia's mantra of Be Bold! From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Content You can edit almost any page on Wikipedia. Simply follow the "Edit" link at the top of that page. Be bold in ...


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I don't think this can be done, and that is by design. A section is intended to end with the heading of a new section. The described situation would create some ambiguity, because there are no visual cues on the page to define where a section ends except for the header of a new section. It may also be unnecessary, because a default install of MediaWiki ...


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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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In an infobox such as the one in that article, you can refer to a image file like this: Image:Filename.jpg, but you have to first upload the image to either English Wikipedia itself or Wikimedia Commons. (Those are direct links to upload pages). Commons is recommended (because then the image can be easily used in Wikipedias in other languages, and in other ...


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The big pro is that there is likely to be an entry for what ever it is you're searching for. The big con is that the information on that page might not be accurate. Like all sources of information (and particularly those on the web) you have to treat it with a healthy dose of scepticism. A good Wikipedia entry will have links to external reference sites ...


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Check out this wiki page on redirecting wiki pages: Help:Redirect. A redirect is a page created so that navigation to a given title will take the reader directly to a different page. A redirect is created using the syntax: #REDIRECT [[target]] where Target is the name of the target page. It is also possible to add a section anchor to ...


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You can get the feed if you check out the New pages watch and filter for your name only. Toolbox > Special Pages > Recent changes and logs > New pages Enter your Wikipedia handle in the Username: field Hit Go You'll then get results showing all the newly created pages started by that username. Grab the "Special:New pages" Atom feed that is created for ...


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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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The sheer size of the data is the biggest problem. The XML database dumpfile containing all text of the most recent revisions of the articles is approximately 9.0 GB even when compressed. I haven't seen a EPUB file that big; and in fact, some readers are unable to open a EPUB file larger than a mere 25 MB. Of course, there are plans to create offline ...


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If you click the View History link for an article you can see the list of changes made to the article, on what date, and by whom. A short summary of the change description is also displayed. You can then click the Compare selected version button to compare text. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a Blame feature that lets you directly see who made the changes ...


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Wikimedia provides dumps [0], wich depending of your intention, can be helpfull. Delected revisions or articles aren't shown on those dumps nor are publicly avaiable, but depending of the objective, it's possible to request access to non-public data. [1] [0]- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_dumps [1]- ...


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Some parts of the Wikipedia are edited by bots. They are special scripts that can do extensive but unintelligent editing, such as updating links to other language wiki pages automatically. This kind of information rich updates are created by real users. There are a lot of dedicated users on Wikipedia and most of these users constantly follow certain ...


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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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Usernames are a subset of page titles, and must follow the rules for page titles. Mediawiki, the software behind Wikipedia, treats by default all article titles as beginning with a capital letter (unless the first character is not a letter). Note that $wgCapitalLinks can be used to disable auto-capitalization for page titles. According to this discussion, ...


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From their About page on abuse: Handling disputes and abuse Wikipedia has a rich set of methods to handle most abuses that commonly arise. These methods are well-tested and should be relied upon. Intentional vandalism can be reported and corrected by anyone. Unresolved disputes between editors, whether based upon behavior, editorial ...


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If you go to the page for the Infobox Template, the "What links here" link in the toolbox will tell you all of the pages that use that template. In this case... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Infobox_martial_artist


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You can download the Wikpedia categories from here. Here is the latest categories in SQL format. This is a duplicate of this SO question.


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"It looks like the main difference is two-way integration: instead of just scraping data from Wikipedia dumps to produce a structured database (like Freebase and dbpedia do), it's going to store the canonical version of some of the information there, and pull from it to populate the infoboxes. One of the motivations seems to be to keep the data in sync ...


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On Wikipedia: Use the {{Reference necessary}} template. It adds a dotted gray underline beneath the text selection of your choice. Plus it adds a "[citation needed]" inline template at the end. On other MediaWiki websites, you may have do do it yourself using CSS or something. Let us know how it works out.


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As far as I know, there is no simple way to do this. But I can see some possibilities (starting with those that practically won't work): Use the API. The API doesn't have any direct way to do this, but you could try to work around that: Go though all pages and for each of them, find out the creator. Because of the limitations of the API when working with ...


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Setup a HTML anchor manually using Template:Anchor. Say that you want to link to a section called "Overview" in an article. Add the template before the heading to make it look like: {{Anchor|AnyTextYouWant}} <!-- Note to other editors: Don't change this anchor text --> == Overview == (Of course, the comment line is optional.) Then make a link to ...


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There is a tool called WikiBlame that lets you do exactly that: you enter a page name and a phrase to search for and will point you to the edit that added it. It's also linked from the History page of every page on the English Wikipedia (as “Revision history search”).


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You can use the “What links here” feature to do that. Either click on “What links here” in the Toolbox in the left menu and then click “Hide links”. Or use URL like http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Person&hidelinks=1.


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If you're talking about Special:Book, then that comes from the Collection extension. That in turn uses several backends for generating the various formats. For PDF, the PDF Writer extension is used: The PDF Writer uses the Python Reportlab libraries to generate PDF based on a DOM derived from parsing mediawiki-markup using the mwlib parser.


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I looked at the source for a page that contains such examples, and it looks like what they are doing is to use the signature field in the user-profile settings to (below). You can enter markup (the examples I saw were using the deprecated <font> tag and style attribute). Then when you edit a Wikipedia page and add the ~~~~ to add your signature, it ...


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Information about Wikipedia's feeds is on the page Wikipedia:Syndication. The two feeds are provided by third parties. According to the page, the feed of “Today's Featured Article” is at http://feeds.feedburner.com/WikipediaTodaysFeaturedArticle. The feed of “In the news” was created by me some time ago and it's available at http://itn.svick.org/. (The ...


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In the sidebar, under Tools, is a link to Cite this page. Click this link. (You can also get there by going to http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ACite and entering the name of the page you want.) Under the warning about using tertiary sources in your academic papers and a general disclaimer that it is a community-edited resource is a set ...


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It's a technical restriction with the MediaWiki software. All page names and page titles must begin with a capital letter. Technical restrictions and limitations [...] These limitations and restrictions include: A pagename can not begin with a lowercase letter (in any alphabet). Since user pages are subsets of normal pages, they are ...


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One way could be to export CiteULike citations in BibTeX format, then use BibTeX2Wiki converter to convert BibTeX citations into Wikipedia's citation style 1 templates.



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