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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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Use http://wikipedia.ramselehof.de/wikiblame.php?lang=en which allows searching of revisions on Wikipedia.


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There is a Wikipedia Revision History Search here; http://wikipedia.ramselehof.de/wikiblame.php?project=wikipedia&lang=en Hope this helps.


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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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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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Passing action=raw is the best way to obtain just the wikitext of a page, although it can be done with the API. See https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paris&action=raw for example and the MediaWiki docs.


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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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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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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]- https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:...


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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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"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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You can use dab solver. Enter the name of the page and it will automatically find the ambiguous links on that page and it will also help you disambiguate them.


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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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Wikipedia has a "browse history" box at the top of each revision history box. This allows you to see the changes from before a specific year and month.


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You can limit the history page to a specific date, then the first version listed is what was valid at that specified date: Go to the history page of your desired page, and then add &YYYYMMDDHHMMSS to the URL. Example: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Help:Page_history&action=history&offset=20121231000000 (BTW, that page is where I ...


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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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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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VisualEditor is no longer under Beta features. To enable it, go to the "Editing" section of your preferences and uncheck the box that says "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta," the last option under "Editor."


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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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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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WikiMiniAtlas developer here. Replace the | between 2000 and region with a _ {{coord|35|37|N|139|50|E|display=title|dim:2000_region:JP_type:city_source:GNS-enwiki}} That should work.


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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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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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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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The article Junk dna was actually deleted, there is no simple way for a non-administrator to view it. If you really want to get its content, you'll have to contact an administrator to get it for you. The article Junk DNA (which is a different article) was not deleted. Instead, it was made into a redirect to Noncoding DNA#Junk DNA. If you want to view the ...



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