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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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You can syndicate your Wikipedia watch list using a 'token' as an Aton or RSS feed as described by Wikipedia: Syndication: Go to Special:Preferences Click the "Watchlist" tab Make up a token, or copy and paste the "randomly-generated value" into the "Watchlist token" box Click "Save" Your watchlist Atom feed can be found at http://en....


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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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It's available and powered by the CirrusSearch (based on ElasticSearch) which is the used search engine in the MediaWiki sites, and the Wikimedia platform. Some usage examples: Note: Full guide reference, and source - on Wikipedia: Help:Searching#Search_string_syntax. As for your question: Logical operators The search engine supports boolean logic ...


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