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By all means update the main Extension:EnableAbbrTags page if you so wish. I don't use mediawiki much these days so I won't have a chance to test your code, but if it works, please feel free. Thanks for your interest in the extension and mediawiki.

Cheers, --Jeffmcneill 13:37, 17 July 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the edit on Special:Diff/2320418, I guess my knowledge on Composer is a little dusty! SamanthaNguyen (talk) 01:59, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

@SamanthaNguyen: no worries. :-) Yeah, Composer isn't really officially supported these days (although I'm not really sure why not). I use it for installing things though. :-) Sam Wilson 02:02, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Autoblock info update[edit]

All of the mentioned autoblock features regarding local storage and cookies can be nullified by browser security settings / preferences. - DSquirrelGM𝓣𝓟𝓒 02:22, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

@DSquirrelGM: That's true, but there are plenty of vandals out there with browser setups that will retain the cookie, and who won't know how (or won't think) to delete it. The cookie isn't meant to be the only protection, but it is one. Sam Wilson 03:04, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Wikistats 2.0 Prototype Feedback[edit]

Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback on the Wikistats - Future per report and Feedback/Round 1 pages. We used it to build an interactive prototype of the next version of Wikistats. We're now looking for feedback on the visual design, and we'd love your input. We have some follow-up questions but mostly an open discussion at Request for feedback/Round2 (if you prefer email, write to and please include "Wikistats Design" in the subject). Please comment by Monday, May 1st so we can include your feedback into the first release of Wikistats 2.0. Thank you very much!

Your Wikistats 2.0 Team, -13:38, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Third party users[edit]

Re Wikimedia_Developer_Summit/2018/Participants, it would certainly be nice if there were more consultants making a living out of MediaWiki on third parties. It's not impossible! There's quite a lot of unmet market actually, as I quickly figured out by doing WikiTeam work and by asking people to upgrade their wikis. --Nemo 14:29, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: yeah, I agree, there's lots of installations out there looking for help! There are other FOSS projects out there that are much more inclusive of 3rd party users, I think. Sam Wilson 22:24, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

commons category downloader[edit]

Hi Sam,

regarding this

Is there an easier way for non-programmers to download items en masse in one category and subcategories? Artix Kreiger (talk) 15:05, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

@Artix Kreiger: not that I know of, sorry. Do you need just a one-off download, or is this a common thing? Maybe I should look at adding a web front-end to the above tool. There might be something else for doing this; I couldn't find anything obvious when I wrote this script though. Sam Wilson 23:17, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

MissedPages database error[edit]

Hi Sam, I'm seeing a database error with your MissedPages extension. I've reported it in the discussion page for Vicarage (talk) 15:39, 18 May 2019 (UTC)