[seqfan] Re: Comments on the software behing the new OEIS wiki

Georg.Fischer georg.fischer at t-online.de
Mon Feb 12 00:43:36 CET 2018

Hello Neil,
my answer to your 2nd question:
The signature in the Mediawikis has 2 links by default, one to
the user page followed by the link to the user's discussion page.
You can change that: Please open your personal "Preferences" page
on teh top menu bar, and locate the section "Signature". Inside
that section there is a checkbox:
   Your existing signature:	Gfis (talk)
   Signature: [[User:Gfis|Georg Fischer]]
   [X] Treat the above as wiki markup. If unchecked, the contents of
   the box above will be treated as your nickname and link automatically
   to your user page.

You should check that box, and in the field above you may enter
whatever WIKI text you want to appear during the 4 tildes "~~~~" expansion.
That will usualy be a link to your user page as in the example above. 
The technical link goes before the bar and the clear text name behind. 
You can customize the entry further with italics, bold, colors etc., or 
even with a 2nd link.
Regards - Georg

Am 11.02.2018 um 19:15 schrieb Neil Sloane:

> 2.  In the Deleted Sequences page on the wiki, if I add a line about a new
> deletion and sign it with four tildes, then  what happens is that the four
> tildes get translated into
> A296652 (Etienne) NOGI - N. J. A. Sloane (talk) 12:56, 9 February 2018 (EST)
> as you can see by looking at the February deletions.  The link to the
> "talk" page is something new.  Before the upgrade when I used four tildes
> they just gave a link to my user page, not to a spurious "talk" page. Here
> is an example:
> A293212 (Monturiel) NOGI - N. J. A. Sloane 14:15, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
> I suppose this is a feature, not a bug?  Anyway, I have stopped using 4
> tildes to sign wiki pages.
> I know there are people on this list who speak mediawiki, maybe they can
> explain what is going on.
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