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Need help understanding project codes in Wikimedia pagecounts dumps (hourly num visits per page)

I need this understanding for legally scaping Wikipedia/Wikimedia from their so-called pagecounts dumps. While I am writing software, this is not a programming question. It is a question about the ...
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Is it possible to upload CC-BY-SA licensed works on YouTube?

Is it actually possible? Has it been possible in the past? Did this option ever get discussed? Did google ever talk about it? If not possible, one can't actually upload (or repost) a CC-BY-SA video ...
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Determining what type of search result is returned by Wikipedia

When you send a search to Wikipedia using the: http://www.wikipedia.org/search-redirect.php?search=George Washington URL, it seems like this function returns 3 different manifestations of Wikipedia ...
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Shift heading levels

When editing Wikipedia, I want to turn several sections into subsections in order to group them into one section. So within them, I have to turn section headings into subsection headings, but also ...
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Is this behaviour correct when using the Wikipedia search box?

I am searching using two key words "statue" and "liberté" on the French Wikipédia page: None of the first 3 results are even remotely close to the article I am looking for (why are these results even ...
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Is there a way to recover one's Wikipedia contributions?

Some ten years ago, I've created about a dozen of wikipedia articles, especially on the Russian Wikipedia. Years went by, and almost all of them got deleted, for completely ridiculous reasons, and ...
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What's the best way to query Wiktionary phonetic spellings with regular expressions?

I'd really like to search for multi syllabic rhymes. I'm assuming most rhyming engines use phonetic spellings from dictionaries and I'm also assuming Wiktionary would be the best open source place to ...
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Is there a tool to show all images for all Wikipedia pages in a specific category?

For example, let's say I want to see a list of all wikipedia pages in the category trees with the first image list in each article. Is there any tool out there right now to do this? It seems like ...
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How to disable a shortcut of the Wikipedia?

I use a shortcut for quick searching for the selected text on webpages by the search engine. However, when I invoke the shortcut at a page of Wikipedia, I find my shortcut is conflicting with the ...
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How to get All Wikipedia pages links in ONE List?

I'm trying to find a list with Links to All Wikipedia pages. I found several ways to search, for example Hear, but it isn't all, here I need to enter some parameters. I need a list with links to all ...
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How to protect this Wikipedia page of Taxation in Finland?

I am trying to protect the english wikipedia page about Taxation in Finland. There is the author Watti Renew who tries to delete the table about Finnish income tax of the highest income classes by ...
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How can I know how many people have their own page on Wikipedia?

I want to know how many people have been famous (=have their own Wikipedia page) since the beginning of time. Is there a way I can see all the articles of the same category? Maybe querying the entire ...
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How do I find all fantasy novels that have won The Otherwise Award?

I've used wikipedia 3.4 Searching for pages in categories to search within Category:James Tiptree Jr. Award-winning works - Wikipedia and also added the keyword fantasy. However this brings up some ...
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Can I request a translation for a wikipedia page into a non-english language?

Let's say I find a rather useful page that exists in English and other languages but not in mine (French). If I don't want or can't do the translation myself, is there any way I can request a ...
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Back reference in Wikipedia

Say an entry A has a cross-reference pointing to entry B. Is there any chance that given entry B, we can know it is referred by entry A (any probably other entries)?
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What are the different “classes” for Wikipedia biography articles and what do they mean?

Note, this is my first time on this stack exchange, I did look at other questions here to see if mine would be appropriate, and based on the other questions in the "wikipedia" tag I decided to ask it ...
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default wikipedia.org gadget settings

Wikipedia.org only has a toggle for "Restore all default settings (in all sections)" meaning not just gadgets. Equivalent of killing my full account settings to tie my tie exactly. I know technology ...
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Wikipedia article's semi-protection has expired, but it is still semi-protected

I thought the semi-protection status expires automatically, but I guess this is not so. Who is responsible for enforcing that an article whose expiration date has passed for semi-protection is in ...