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Specify the starting and ending point for a Wikipedia reference

Is there anything the the "citation needed span" template for references on Wikipedia? Here, the text being verified by the reference is ambiguous: All trees are tall, and some are very tall.<ref&...
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Search within the contributions of a specific editor

On Wikipedia (and MediaWiki in general), is there any way to search for a phrase within the contributions of a specific user? As a proof-of-concept, I want to find a way to search for the word "...
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Find when a phrase was added to a Wikipedia page

Is there any way to find when a specific word or phrase was added to a Wikipedia page? I want to find a way to obtain the first page that contains a match of a specific phrase (for example, the first ...
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Get the version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date

I need to find a version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date (specifically, October 14, 2010). Is there any way to view the revision history from before a specific time/date?
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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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How can I download the entire Wikipedia to my E-book reader?

How can I get all of Wikipedia, except the images, in a standard ebook format like ePub or mobi for putting on my e-reader? Is there a reason this isn't more readily available? Are some ebook formats ...
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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 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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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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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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How can I see which of my edits on Wikipedia have been reverted?

I'd like to see a list of all of my Wikipedia edits which have been subsequently reverted (as opposed to the ones that have been retained). How is it possible to do this?
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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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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? The edits are spread across multiple articles.
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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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How can I see all pages that were created by a specific Wikipedia user?

For each user on Wikipedia, I'd like to find which pages were created by those users. How can I find all of the pages that were created by a specific Wikipedia or Mediawiki user?
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See all replies to my comments on Wikipedia talk pages

I'd like to see all the replies that have been made to the comments that I've posted on Wikipedia talk pages. Is it possible to do this (without manually adding each of the pages to my watchlist?)
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Is it possible to search MediaWiki sites using regular expressions?

I'd like to search for phrases using regular expressions on sites such as Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Is it possible to do this? Example regex search query: (facebook|google) (corporate history|...
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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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See all ambiguous links on a specific Wikipedia page

Lately, I've been trying to fix ambiguous links on Wikipedia. On one specific Wikipedia page, I want to be able to see every link to a disambiguation page so that I can repair it. Is it possible to do ...
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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 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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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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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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Search within a category on a MediaWiki site

I'm trying to search for a keyword within a specific category on Wikimedia Commons. For example, like to search for "red flowers" within "Category:Flowers" so that I can categorize the images ...
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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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Are some parts of Wikipedia updated automatically?

What is impressive about Wikipedia is that information is updated so quickly. Any big event, like a death of a celebrity or whatever, it'll appear on there quicker than some news sites. I'm just ...
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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: http://local.google.co.uk/maps/place?q=Canterbury+Cathedral&cid=...
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Difference between Wikidata and Freebase?

What is the difference between Wikidata and Freebase? Both seems to be gathering open data in a Wiki spirit, readable by machine and humans. Freebase has existed for years, Wikidata is new.
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How can I add an article for a new language in Wikipedia?

I read an article on Wikipedia and want to translate and edit it into my language. How can I do this?
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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 does Wikipedia prevent spamming?

Anybody can alter wiki contents, and I am wondering "How does Wikipedia prevent spamming?", when even not registered members edit the contents. What you think about it?
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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 make Simplified Chinese preferences on Wikipedia stick?

Chinese Wikipedia (维基百科) has the ability to convert its articles from Traditional to Simplified Chinese through a dropdown menu on its top left corner. This is great because although I can read both ...
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Is there a way to track Wikipedia pages one has read already?

I read a lot of random Wikipedia articles for fun/help with schoolwork, but sometimes I feel like going back to articles I had read before to get a mental refresher. Other than just saving wiki ...
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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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Special/New pages. I cannot see my uploads

I've tried to apply this recipe: Getting the RSS feed for Wikipedia articles I've created to see the files I've uploaded recently on Commons (e.g: this file ). But I cannot see any log in: http://...
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How do you make a redirect page on Wikipedia? [closed]

I have found the article I was looking for on Wikipedia with the message This article is an orphan. at the top. I have also found another page with the topic of this article highlighted in red, as if ...
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How to search Wikipedia for all pages of a certain thing?

I'm trying to find a list of all Wikipedia pages for "martial artists" (persons). One example is the Wikipedia page for Cain Velasquez. All of these pages have an infobox template named "martial ...
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Wikipedia Sitemap

I know how it generates the site map and all. What I need is a complete sitemap of all topics covered in wikipedia.org. Anyone know where I could get it? I have been crawling it but keep running out ...
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How can I count the number of reverted edits of a Wikipedia user?

In the German Wikipedia you don't get some rights depending on the number of reverted edits you have. I would like to know how many of my edits were reverted. I know http://toolserver.org/~guandalug/...
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Is there a way to download a list of all Wikipedia categories?

Is there a way to download a list of all Wikipedia categories?
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Is it possible to search Wikipedia including deleted text?

It is possible to perform search on Wikipedia, which includes history along with current page content. It would be especially good to search in deleted articles or deleted passages of articles. (If ...
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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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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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Getting the RSS feed for Wikipedia articles I've created

Is it possible to get a RSS feed for the new articles I've created on Wikipedia?
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How do you add images to Wikipedia?

I've created this page on wikipedia but I can't figure out how to link or upload an image in the Infobox. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimi_Knoop I've tried adding the image url but it doesn't work. ...