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If you place this formula in a cell within Google Sheet, it will scrape the tabular data from this Wikipedia article link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India =IMPORTHTML("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_India", "table", 4) Once you have the data within Google Sheet, you can filter by column value (select column header, choose ...


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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 ...


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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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It's certainly non-obvious. Under the title of the article, if there are other languages available, is an icon that looks like a kanji letter and the letter "A". Tap that and it will offer the other languages available for that article.


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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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There's a tool for that: https://tools.wmflabs.org/xtools/pages/ (XTools has some other useful tools as well) Alternatively, on any specific wiki, you can also show all pages created by any named user through this search.


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An easy way is to just add ?action=info to your URL. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stack_Exchange?action=info quickly tells you it has been edited 366 times.


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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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Yes, there is, it's just not very intuitive because although it is a configuration option, it's not related to mobile devices itself. Assuming you have a Wikipedia Account and that you're already logged in, go to your Preferences (top-right links) and under the Appearance tab select MinervaNeue among the available options for Skin and hit Save down below. ...


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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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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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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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You can use the Wikimedia "pipe trick" to keep from having to repeat the username: [[User:Username|]] turns into [[User:Username|Username]] Wikipedia1 has some templates that are set up for this. You could just use the User link template {{u|Username}} To be more "Twitter-like", there's the ping template (aka "Reply to") This template is ...


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As of Wikimedia 1.23, this can be done with the Usercontribs module in the API using the new option of the ucshow parameter.


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Here is the URI for Wikipedia's Featured Article atom feed: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=featuredfeed&feed=featured&feedformat=atom


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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 of ...


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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 also affected by this ...


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The Yahoo question you linked to has the immediate answer: New World Encyclopedia is a wiki-based encyclopedia which contains carefully selected articles that are rewritten and supervised by a team of editors with academic and literary qualifications. New World Encyclopedia has the same ease of use as Wikipedia, but differs based on an editorial policy ...


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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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It seems you also asked this at the Wikipedia Help Desk (which, in my opinion, is really a better resource for Wikipedia questions). The answer you got, which seems to suit your needs, was: Over at dumps.wikimedia.org is a link to a compressed "all-titles.gz" file containing the names of all pages at Commons. That would take an hour or two to download at ...


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Use the built in index in the Content box. If you click on Struggle for Indian Independence you'll get this URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi#Struggle_for_Indian_Independence_.281915.E2.80.9347.29 which will link directly to that portion. It won't hide the upper portion but it will scroll to the appropriate place.


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My solution uses the a of MediaWiki which allows you to load custom JavaScript into all visited pages while you're logged in. To use it, create an account, navigate to the Appearance section of your preferences and click on Custom JavaScript for Shared CSS/JavaScript for all skins. Paste the following script into the editor there: (function () { // ...


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That's the description field from Wikidata, a sister site of Wikipedia that stores information about articles in structured data that can be used easily by machines. That article's Wikidata item is Q28543928. The link for any Wikipedia article can be found by clicking "Wikidata item" on the left-side toolbar in desktop view, but I don't see the link on the ...


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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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No, this kind of template doesn't exist on Wikipedia, but you can be very precise with the <ref> tags. I give you an (extreme) example: Let's say we have the sentence: Bob is a black pelican, with red wings and yellow eyes, that travels during summer from California to St. Louis, Missouri. And two references/sources: a book from Bill Klinton, I ...


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You can add them to the watchlist by clicking on the star at the top near the search field or by using the shortcut altshiftw. Then you can view them by visiting the Edit raw watchlist page.


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As far as I know, MediaWiki's standard installation does its search on the page syntax. So you may simply combine your key word with the category definition in parantheses: keyword "[[Category:keycategory]]"


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