Talk:NVC Wiki Technical Issues

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John Abbe wrote
« Is it possible to have MediaWiki ignore capitalization, so that a link to "Social change" goes to a page called "Social Change" ? »

Can you explain a little more ? --Dieudonné 21:49, 20 December 2005 (CET)

I knew there was a page on social change. So on a page where social change was mentioned i made a link to Social change. But it looked like a link to a page that doesn't exist. So i checked the spelling and the actual page is Social Change. I imagine this kind of thing is going to happen many times to me and other people. I checked right away and fixed it, but not everyone will do this, and we will end up with multiple pages on the same topic, creating lots of work for wiki editors to merge pages, fix links, etc. So, i am wondering if there is a setting for MediaWiki that we can change so that it treats Social Change, Social change, social Change and social change all as the same thing. (aha, i see that the 2nd and 4th ones are already treated as the same!) --John Abbe 02:17, 21 December 2005 (CET)


Hello Markus !

how about setting up a multilingual wiki : So we would have

with links between pages, like for :)

we are allready working on the subject here :


Sounds like a great idea! User:Markus Pallo and i talked about this earlier. We definitely want to get there eventually. We're just getting started, don't have the time and people resources to do it yet, so we thought we would start in English and see how things go. I'm certainly open to shifting, especially if you have the people resources to help make it happen!

--User:John Abbe


as John told, we thought about multilingual wiki. I will try to make some experiments for setting up several languages at the beginning of the next year.

--User:Markus Pallo


There seems to be a bug on this wiki. Have a look at the bottom of this page :

warmly, Dieudonné

for me it seems not like a bug, it looks like a spam spider which adds generic content. At the moment i have no idea how to protect this, without introducing required logins. Did you have any ideas ?

--User:Markus Pallo

I guess the Wikipedia community has allready been confronted to this kind of problem, and has made a robot to prevent this kind problem. For example, after having set up theses pages :

I wanted to set the Italien version of it by copying the text of presentation used here :

but a robot discovered it was a copy of an existing page, and then removed the article.


There is half of a spam solution here:

When the system that helps us share blacklists among sites is created, then we can try it out. Actually, we could create our own blacklist. I haven't checked yet, but i think a lot of what's getting posted is the same links over and over. --John Abbe 09:20, 21 December 2005 (CET)