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

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 01:12:27 CET 2018

Hello Georg,
Thank you very much for that very clear answer.  It worked!

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 6:43 PM, Georg.Fischer <georg.fischer at t-online.de>

> 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:
>   Signature
>   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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