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*yawn* - hardly worth archiving. Not necessarily boring posts, but they now have absolutely no further relevance to humanity. Or at least me, which is the same thing :-)

Hey Happydog, about my enabling file uploads

I'm not sure if you are understanding what I am writing. I have not been able to enable file uploading on my wiki. I have yet to even try to upload a file because it tells me that Uploads are disabled on this wiki.

I've followed countless tutorials and pages of documentation to fix the issue and I am at a loss. Everytime I see a post about this issue, it's fixed within a matter of minutes but my issue continues to go unresolved. I have never run into someone that was unable to make the "Upload File" link appear under the Toolbox. BrianZ 18:18, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Signing up

Hi HappyDog. Thanks for your response. I would like to create an account but the 'captcha' images are not displaying... do you know anything about fixing that? Thanks! -- 02:53, 3 July 2006 (UTC) -- Barrylb on Meta

It is fixed now. I asked some people on the IRC channel. -- Barrylb 16:11, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

Request on a protected page

Hi, can you add the template {{Languages|About this site}} on the page About this site. There is three other languages of the page. Thank you :) ~ Seb35 19:13, 12 July 2006 (UTC)


Moved to Project:Support desk#$wgSVGConverters.

about creating

Till now, i still do not know how to start a wiki. I had download the mediawikiu, but i do not understand the instruction. can you email your instruction to thanks

No. If you have specific questions then please ask them in one of the appropriate forums. --HappyDog 20:12, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

got any ideas?

I posted a question, which you answered, but it's still not working. Got any ideas? Here's my question.
Davecotter 17:56, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi admin

Moved to Project:Support desk#Remove sidebar completely.

Move from Meta to

Hi, I noticed the MetaProject on Meta and have left some comments on the talk page. I would like to participate in the project if that is OK with you. Thanks. Lcarsdata (Talk) 09:12, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Gracias por el aviso

¡Hola, Happy Dog¡ Muchas gracias por el aviso de que acá no se permiten paginas de usuario extensivo, solo quise poner mi tarjeta de presentación, para que los que aun no me conocen acá, sepan quien soy, ¿y como usted que tiene página de usuario y nadie le dice n'a?. A proposito, yo soy chileno y no hablo english (inglés). --Titogonzalez23 16:24, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Respondo sin ser HappyDog (I answer without being HappyDog). Tito, lo que ocurre es que puedes poner cosas sobre tí en tu pagina pero si estan relacionadas con el desarrollo o mantenimiento o casi cualquier cosa sobre el programa MediaWiki. Por eso no puedes hablar mucho sobre tu vida, trabajos, o aficiones, si no hay conexion. Digamos que este es un lugar de trabajo sobre MediaWiki. Pablo2garcia 13:51, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. No pablo español! :-) --HappyDog 14:03, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Re-uploaded Image:Google-coop-extension-1.JPG

HI, I re-uploaded Image:Google-coop-extension-1.JPG, and tagged its copyright as PD —The preceding unsigned comment was added by BiGreat (talkcontribs) .

Fairly new here, please check my edit

Saw that it was missing so I added Manual:$wgDebugLogGroups. Also clarified Manual:$wgDebugComments. Let me know if my contribution was in any way misplaced or misguided. I've been configuring a small wiki farm of my own over the past several weeks, so it's a case of documenting for others as I learn my way around. MaxEnt 11:58, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

No - that's fantastic. Please add more! --HappyDog 16:30, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

move tag on labeled section transclusion

I reverted the move tag on meta:Labeled_Section_Transclusion, since that's mostly just a pointer to mw anyway, so it doesn't make sense to move it. -Steve Sanbeg 19:23, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Moving from Meta

Ah, didn't realise. Well, I saw some sort of tag, but couldn't remember what it was. Thanks, robchurch | talk 10:50, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Location of the PageSecurity extension

I created this extension on my personal page because there were several pages to build and I didn't want to publish them before they were ready. Today I'm moving the finished version to the right namespace. Thanks! --Fernando Correia 15:52, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

broken search results

It looks like the search results are pretty bad now, since the search index doesn't know that the extensions were moved, and there's no redirect at the old location anymore. I've filed a bug at bugzilla:8325, but it hasn't gotten a response yet. -Steve Sanbeg 16:45, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Context-dependent navigation bar

Tried to implement your recommendations regarding Context-dependent navigation bar and both portlet entries are displaying on all namespace pages. Initially had no success using MediaWiki:common.css, so tried editing the common.css file on the server (still with no success). Any guidance would be greatly appreciated...S3Indiana 20:18, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Are you using monobook.css? This was broken in the other skins until a recent update to MW. Also, old versions may not have the class defined (I don't know when it was introduced) - check this by looking at the source. Finally, some browsers are broken in their handling of multiple class names, e.g. earlier versions of IE. Try it in a modern browser such as Firefox. --HappyDog 23:02, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Resolved by editing MediaWiki:Monobook.css. Is there another browser except Firefox :)S3Indiana 00:46, 10 January 2007 (UTC)


Is the Extension:Simple namespaces relevant (or even usable) on versions of MediaWiki 1.6 or newer? Couldn't edit language/Languages.php. S3Indiana 01:10, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't know anything about that. Contact the extension's author. --HappyDog 01:12, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Editing LocalSettings.php remotely

How do you access the LocalSettings.php file if your site is on another Wiki Server?

If you don't have access to the server then you cannot edit the file. If you have access then please see the FAQ for further help on this matter. --HappyDog 17:31, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Question about main page

Hi HappyDog. I'm somewhat new to wiki's and I'm trying to emulate what you have done on the mediawiki main page. All I'm really looking for is recreating the look you have with the boxes ( divs ). For the life of me I cant figure out what {{{1}}}} is in some of the wiki code you have. IF I simply wanted a blank page that had 2 boxes such as the News and current versions box, and in that format how would i implement that. I understand templates, but the embedded htm l and that reference to {{{1}}}} is killin me! any help would be appreciated.

No PAGETITLE displayed on MainPage

Hi! Can you please tell me, how you got the PAGETITLE not displayed on the Mainpage? I'm searching for this for days and don't find an answer, also I can't find anything in the MainPage Source that explains me how you did it. You would really help me by giving me the answer or showing me where I can get it. Thanks a lot! Fabian —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 12:55, 16 February 2007.

There's a trick which have been done in the MediaWiki:Common.js. As current, only 2 letter language code are supported, and it's need some modification to supporting the 3 letter language code, or other languages having the dash char. --Shinjiman 06:12, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Sidebar

No, nothing more to add for the moment. I'm confident that what we've got there is a much more intuitive arrangement, and I don't think we'll have problems if we want to make small changes to it in the future, provided we minimise the disruption of sweeping changes. robchurch | talk 21:26, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: LDAP page import

Hm, that's odd. While it's true that the first import failed, I was under the impression the software had imported fine the second time. If it didn't, I do apologise. robchurch | talk 21:05, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

ca project

OK, thanks! Allman


Hi, I noticed you seem to be active cleaning stuff up here, this guy seems to be importing stuff more or less wholesale from Wikipedia, which is probably not appropriate. I especially fail to see the utility of Template:ImportToMediaWiki at this site. :) cheers, pfctdayelise 16:17, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


I have put a note on the discussion of CrudeProtection extension page. If you could please take a look at it and see if you have any ideas .. thanks --Dtsig 19:04, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Qs on CrudeProtection

I have posted a note on the discussion page for CrudeProtection. If you get a chance could you look at it. Give some ideas on why i am having the problems .. thanks --Dtsig 17:33, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Would like to help moving extensions from meta

I've noticed it's taking a very long time to move all the extensions over and I'd be happy to help with that but would need to be able to use the special:import. --Nad 12:06, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Broken image

Sure, no problem. Glad to help. :) Titoxd(?!?) 01:46, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

help with wiki php programming

HappyDog: We are a Beijing based, US funded 3 person start up and need help with the wiki part of our site (rest in Can we give you a call? Saw your work, which is excellent, and we could use the help. Thanks-- my email is tx. Jeff


Hi, I'm Jacklab72 from the it:wiki, when I login on my media wiki it give me

Fatal error: Class 'WatchedItem' not found in /var/www/ on line 1769

Can you help me? You can answer here -- 12:48, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I'm looking for a little help

I just created the Google sitemap extension but I then I read the tag at the top of the Extension:Google Sitemap article and got confused. If I have mediawiki 1.8, does it mean I already have a sitemap generator? I'm having a really hard time trying to figure out how to create a sitemap for google for my site . I'd appreciate any help.

I didn't understand how to do the following either: You must create the file sitemap.xml in your root directory, and chmod it (change permissions) to 777 before running Special:GoogleSitemap

I supose I'll just have to create an empty file "sitemap.xml" and then fill it, just like I did with the extensions...but fill it with what? I also don't have a clue of what does change premissions mean.

I'm kinda desperated for help and I placed this same question at Extension talk:Google Sitemap, but then I realised few people actually post there, so I went with you, a user that seem to use his talk page on a regular basis. If you don't have the anwers I so desperately need, maybe you can redirect me to someone who does. Thanks beforehand. --Pop-Cult 22:15, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Have responded on your talk page. --HappyDog 17:43, 5 July 2007 (UTC)