User talk:Yaron Koren/Archive 2007 to 2012

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Wikirating project

Dear Yaron, thank you so much for all your contribution in MediaWiki. I would like to inform you about the launch of the Wikirating project (, an open platform for credit ratings, based on the MediaWiki framework. Our project is at an early stage, and we will very likely introduce your semantic extensions in a near future. I will let you know so far. In the mean time, we would be very glad to hear your feedback about Wikirating. All the best from Switzerland Erwan

The site looks cool! Good luck with it. Yaron Koren 11:40, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

Counting Characters

i'd like to count the characters in all articles in my dental wiki (last revisions only). then i will divide that number by the average number of characters in A4 format page. this will give me the number of pages my printed wiki would have. i will display a google chart to show how it is growing. i don't want to use the Collection Extension (somehow it has troubles adding more than 500 articles). i have 2000 articles. or maybe counting bytes is better? what do you think?

I have no idea - I think I'm the wrong person to ask this. Yaron Koren 20:27, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Need your help

שלום ירון, שמי אלעד רצון ואני דיפלומט של משרד החוץ שאמון על ההסברה בצרפת. מזה זמן רב שאני מנסה לקדם שימוש ב מדיהוויקי כמנוע לשימור ידע וניצול נכון של משאבים במשרד החוץ. אני פונה אליך בבקשה לעזרה. לאחרונה, רכשתי שטח איכסון והתקנתי עליו מדיהוויקי אותו אני מנסה להביא לרמה אותה אוכל להציג בפני מקבלי ההחלטות. עקבתי אחר תרומותיך הרבות בכל הקשור לכתיבת קוד תומך לוויקי ואין לי ספק כי תוכל לעזור לי בפתרון בעיה טכנית הקשורה לוודג'ט אותו אני מנסה לבנות. אודה לך אם תהיה מוכן לעזור. הדואל שלי הוא ratson את gmail דוט com


Thanks for the encouragement! I noticed that about midway adding members to the category, but was hoping someone else would take that particular bull by the horns. I spent the better part of today putting things into categories, and I'm a bit tuckered out. Kol tuv, Egfrank 16:21, 18 September 2007 (UTC)


Thank you, Yaron, for the great extension Replace Text. I'm new to MediaWiki but am having fun getting up and running. I still don't understand caching or optimizing, and I had just begun to look for bots, knowing that I needed a way to clean up the text in my recipe wiki. I still don't know what a bot is, but along came your extension just in time. I "think" in terms of "search and replace," anyway, so your Replace Text extension filled my need. I have only begun using it and am watching how it seems to work as a cron job, and I still don't know what causes the job to apparently start and then stop and then start again, and how my logging in (or trying to) or logging out (or trying to) affects the background processes. But Replace Text is chugging away right now, and I can find other things to do until it's finished. I see that others seem to think that the replace operations are nearly instantaneous, but I think they're getting that impression simply from the "done" message, while the process actually continues in the background. But it's all good, and, again, I thank you very much for your contribution. _Brian7632416 02:03, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Another big thanks

Have found your semantic googlemaps extension to be easier to use than the traditional non semantic googlemaps. Brilliant stuff. Many thanks from for the great documentation and implimentation of this powerful extension! :)

Hi, thanks. Robert Buzink did about half the work, but since he's not doing MediaWiki programming any more, I guess I can take the credit. :) I'm looking forward to seeing your site launched. Yaron Koren 14:08, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

ReplaceText is not replacing :-(

ReplaceText ist the extensions I was looking for. I need a little hint to get it doing its job. Please help me there: Extension talk:Replace Text#No replacement takes place.

Regards, jan-- 17:46, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

It's fixed in the new version; thanks for the bug report. Yaron Koren 16:57, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Problem with Semantic Forms

I keep getting this issue:

Catchable fatal error: Argument 1 passed to Article::__construct() must be an instance of Title, null given, called in /homepages/16/d208095195/htdocs/matt/mtpwiki/extensions/SemanticForms/includes/ on line 45 and defined in /homepages/16/d208095195/htdocs/matt/mtpwiki/includes/Article.php on line 50

I am trying to set up a form which will use your one-step method of creating a page title, however it doesn't want to work. I'd appreciate any help you can give. You can find me on Wikipedia at w:user:mwilso24 or email me at

What version of SF are you using? My guess is that it's a relatively old one, and that upgrading will fix the problem. Yaron Koren 00:09, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
SF 1.5.3, I downloaded it today. --Mwilso24 01:02, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Weird. What does your form's "info" tag look like? Yaron Koren 01:19, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
{{{info|page name=<Showbox[title]> (<Show[year]>)}}} The form pulls from two different templates. As I only produce 2 shows per year, there will be no conflict or duplicate file names. I really appreciate your help with this. --Mwilso24 12:46, 2 March 2009 (UTC)
Wow, I have no idea. Can you try to duplicate the problem on Yaron Koren 17:14, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Problems with average function

I am using average function to calculate average of two numbers, If one of which is zero, i get answer as zero. For Example for numbers 0 and 0.5, I get result as 0, instead of 0.25 Is this a known issue?

Also I would like to limit the the number of digits after decimal point, like 0.33 instead of 0.333333333 is it possible to do this?

Thanks for help in advance! - Irion

No, I've never heard of that happening. It could be a mistake somewhere on your side - is the type of the property set to "Number"? For the second question, you could probably use StringFunctions to get the format you want. Yaron Koren 15:37, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Semantic Bundle

We still have our 'one reply a month' talk there and it's your turn! :) siebrand 20:29, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I saw your response soon after you wrote it; I just didn't have anything interesting to say in response. But maybe we can talk about it next week. :) Yaron Koren 20:58, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Ah, YES!. That's a pretty good idea. siebrand 21:50, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Even More Thanks

Continued gratitude to you, Yaron, for your extension:Replace Text. It just keeps going and going and going (working and working and working), and I don't know what I and my little Web site would have done without it. (SQL, I guess? Aaack!) Brian7632416 16:08, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Cool, I'm glad to hear it. Yaron Koren 16:15, 8 September 2009 (UTC)


Yaron, it seems you know your way around - do you know if it is possible to make a list of all the newest pages from a wiki in a certain namespace? I have read Help:NewPages and tested it out but there is a slight problem, the results of this template always have the "Created page with: <content>" thing in them. Is it possible to remove this content from the results so that you only have the name of the page and who created it? Thanks so much, -- 05:20, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

The DynamicPageList extension is probably your best bet. Yaron Koren 05:28, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Dude you rock!!!

And more questions, lol. Sorry I'm a newbie.

Not sure were to post it. I think it's related to [1] not sure perhaps you can point me the right way.

I have a Property [[Connects to::]] on a page, that connects it to another page, my question is:

Having Page A connect to Page B and Page B connect to Page C and Page C connects to Page D, is there a query, etc that I can make to display the connections from Page A to Page D.

Something like:

Page A connects to Page D through:

  • Page B
  • Page C

This might be a delusion post due to lack of sleep though.

Thanks! Ojmorales0002 04:53, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Um, thanks. :) I don't think there's any way to do that, but I would ask on the semediawiki-user mailing list - other people there know more than I do about this kind of thing. Yaron Koren 17:55, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Gotcha. Thanks man.

Ojmorales0002 19:02, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi,thanks for your work in the first place. Did you finally found if what Ojmorales0002 wants to do is possible? --Lucasrodriguezcervera 20:47, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Hello! Well, it's a straight Semantic MediaWiki question, so it's not my main area of expertise, but I still think the answer is no. Yaron Koren 20:54, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Comparison of Dynamic Pagelist x Semantic Mediawiki

You wrote "Removing link to "comparison" page - it's currently unfinished and poorly-thought-out". Please help to improve the comparison and add some information: Comparison of Dynamic Pagelist x Semantic Mediawiki --Jannis 13:18, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Semantic Result Formats

I love the awesome work you put into this extension, and all the related ones. But I couldn't find much of a documentation on usage of the Math formulae added into the extension. Does the max compare results with each other, and could you give a small example on how this would be syntaxed? I figured that if it works as intended, then I could, say do special formatting to the top 3 parameters of each column (individually) displayed in an #ask or #show result using a template. Is that right? Thanks! 06:53, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Yeah, there's not much documentation - the idea is that if you have, say, a property called "Has population" for a group of countries, you can call something like "{{[[Category:Countries]]|?Has population|limit=500|format=max}}" to get the highest number in there (setting a high limit is important, so you don't miss any pages). I didn't quite understand your example, but I think you may have mis-interpreted what the math formats do. Yaron Koren 14:30, 10 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi, about Semantic Forms. Thanks for helping, but I'd like to know, what entry should we add to the common.css to accheive 100% width, as in, what code? Thanks in advance, you rule!--Technobliterator 16:22, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Alright, I answered your question on the SF talk page. Yaron Koren 23:36, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Help please

  • MediaWiki version: 1.16wmf4
  • PHP version: 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.7wm1 (apache2handler)
  • MySQL version: 4.0.40-wikimedia-log
  • URL:

Sir I am an sysop in hindi wiki, there are some tools that is not installed in hindi wiki. We have a requirement of abuse filter and to have priveledge(right) to a sysop to add some user group like roll backers, reveiwers , confirmed user. In absense of these we will have to grant admin status for user which are good in these area.Please enable this for admin like english can check english wiki user right table and hindi wiki user right table, here in hindi wiki admin has no right to add new user group like Rollbackers, Account creators, Edit filter managers, Autopatrolled, Confirmed users, Reviewers except ip block exemptions.There is no option of talk page access for a Blocked user.ME as a admins there is no such types of optins are available I have no privilegde to edit LocalSettings.php, as i donot know where it is or admins cannot watch and edits it.Please install these feature.We will be grateful to you, Regards--Mayurkumar 22:06, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I can't install features on your wiki. Yaron Koren 22:08, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
Can you tell me the right place to request--Mayurkumar 00:22, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I have no idea. Yaron Koren 16:12, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Czech for SMW

Hi we are thinking to enable following extensions by you:

  1. Semantic Forms
  2. Semantic Drilldown
  3. Semantic Result Formats
  4. Semantic Google Maps
  5. Data Transfer

The question is, if they are available in the Czech language? Thx for reply.--Juan de Vojníkov 18:46, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi - that's great to hear. For all these, and most other, extensions, you can go to this page, and select the specific extension you want, and the specific language, and see the current state of translation. If you're feeling ambitious, you can add in the translations that are still needed through that same page - you first just need to request an account on that wiki. Yaron Koren 20:48, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Well, I am registered there allready. Nice to hear that there is more work.:-)--Juan de Vojníkov 21:30, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Edit with form button?

Hi, I'd like to add an image to the edit with form button, do you know how I can do this? Like, whats the .css code?--Technobliterator 18:18, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Approved Revs history page.png

Hi, I noticed that you have uploaded File:Approved Revs history page.png to this wiki, unfortunately I also noticed that you didn't include any licensing details in the file's description which is required for files uploaded to this wiki. Would it be at all possible for you to go back and correct this so the file doesn't risk deletion? Peachey88 10:26, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know - I just added a license. Yaron Koren 16:08, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Redirect in templates

Hi, I'm using semantic forms and I have a question. I'm following this example. Everything works ok, but: I have one entry for the author John Smith, and another for a book written by J. Smith. When I follow the red link of "J. Smith", it appears the form to create a new author. However, I just want to make the redirect to "John Smith". If I write the redirect in the "Text" part and I save the page, it appears a page with the empty template "Author" followed with the redirect. Now the question: is there any way to create a redirect with the form? (ok, I can create the redirect by myself without using the form, but other users can be confused with it). If it doesn't exist, I think it would be very interesting to have (in the form) an optional button to create the redirect, in which a new form appears (text with autocomplete, pointing to the same property, in this case, "author"). Would it be possible? Thanks! --Xtv 10:56, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi - being able to create a redirect with the form is an interesting idea, but no, it's not currently possible. Yaron Koren 19:56, 2 August 2011 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks! --Xtv 08:41, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Configure Usergroups

Hey, I found an extension for editing usergroups, and more.
The Extension
Could you implement it into your Referata site?
It would be a great help.

oh hi

I just realized you are the creator of this extension. Nice job. Want to help you with your extension instructions. :) hope we can help each other out! Bigbull 18:54, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

I'm actually about to do a major overhaul of the Semantic Forms documentation, prompted in part by all the recent changes to it. Yaron Koren 18:57, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
WOW great job!

Here is a barnstar:

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you for all your wonderful contributions and hardwork on mediawiki. Your extension is the best of the best. Bigbull 18:07, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! I never get barnstars. Yaron Koren 20:43, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

SF manual project?

About removing the Extn:SF/Manual/<pages>...

Did you start duplicating these 'declarative'-style SF manual pages somewhere in the main manual text, or did you think that it was too confusing to have both the old 'procedural'-style and the declarative-style manuals (with the latter probably being very out of date)?

Since I wasn't keeping the declarative manual up to date, I can understand why it was confusing, I'm just curious if you made any specific changes to trigger this. Similarly, you didn't delete all the pages in this namespace, see:

Is there any reason you kept the text for the #formlink PF, but removed the text for the #forminput PF? I'm just thinking how to best work together on this in future.

As we discussed at length before, I prefer declarative-style or reference-style documentation rather than long procedural walk throughs (the latter are useful the first time, but less useful later). I know there is the cheat sheet, but it's often too concise. So I'll continue to nominally maintain these docs elsewhere if you think it's too confusing to have them on MW.Org. Alternatively If it's just an issue of keeping them up to date, I'd put them back, integrate them with the old manual, and make an effort to keep on top of that.

Cheers, --Dmb 08:58, 14 October 2011 (UTC) --Dmb 22:09, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi - well, both: it was triggered in part by my overhaul of the SF documentation about a month ago, but I also just thought that having two sets of documentation was confusing, especially since the "manual" did indeed have some out-of-date information. The overhaul was meant to split up the documentation into more manageable pieces, so in some ways it more closely matches the manual you were working on. I definitely would prefer having one set of documentation to two, yes - if you think there's something missing in the current documentation, I'd be interested to hear that. Yaron Koren 12:26, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
Hello. As I said, I think the current documentation lacks good 'reference' style information for things like the various parser functions. Currently it has excellent 'procedural' style documentation, namely, tutorials broken down by perceived tasks. However, the various components of SF can be combined in near infinite (or lets just say, many ;-) ways, and it's impractical to write tutorials for all the ways they may be combined (of course it's great to cover the main usage cases). So... I think it would be good to have clear sections or sub-pages that simply describe the various components in detail for reference, e.g., one page per parser function at least. Perhaps it's just the way my brain works, but I really miss such pages compared to the 'task oriented' pages. This is why I started the 'manual' (bad name). I don't think it's so confusing to have more than one source of information, but I have to admit to failing to keep it up to date, which is of course a big problem. Let me know if you have any strong objection to me trying to set up something again. --Dmb 22:09, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
I don't see the current documentation as that procedural - here's the current section about #forminput, for instance. The only perceived task being described here is creating an input for a form. Wouldn't the "reference-style" #forminput documentation be nearly the same? Yaron Koren 22:25, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Help with Assira

May you help me a little with that SVN thing? I checked out the Trunk for ConfirmEdit, but Assira doesn't seem to be included anymore. Was ist removed, or am I doing something wrong? Maybe it was removed, but if this is the case let me tell you, that I'd rather develope my own addon further than arguing with all the people who think Asirra isn't worth MediaWiki. :(

Thanks for your assistance! --Bachsau 23:34, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Hi - indeed, Asirra was removed at some point, which is too bad. I still absolutely think that it's better if Asirra is placed within ConfirmEdit, instead of as a separate extension - it will make it easier for users to install, and it will be much easier to maintain the Asirra code. The developers probably went overboard in deleting the code, but they did have some valid points about it. Would you be able to make at least some of the fixes that were mentioned here? There aren't really that many of them, and they would improve the code. I can help with any of these, if you want me to - I really would like to see Asirra added to ConfirmEdit again. Yaron Koren 16:26, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay, just wanted to know to if it was removed or some problem with the way I'm using subversion. As stated on ConfirmEdit's discussion page, I will include every fix suggested in the code-comments, and this will become Version 1.0 of the extension, and I will try to make it part of ConfirmEdit again. But if the developers find something to fix, and say: "Hey! Fix this in the next three days, or your code will be deleted", I have to say: No! Sorry, but there are other things in my life, than coding for MediaWiki. I won't abandon it, but it's done when it's done. --Bachsau 16:55, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
PS: Doesn't working with SVN on an open source project mean, that if someone finds something to improve he can improve it himself? What is it for, if it's not used? If I'd find something I'm not happy with, I would check it out, fix, and commit it. --Bachsau 17:05, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay, that's great to hear. I have a hunch that things will go better the second time around. And I agree that it would have been better if the people finding the faults had just fixed them themselves. Yaron Koren 17:47, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Extension:Header Tabs

Hi Yaron, Please refer to Thread:User talk:Sergey Chernyshev/Extension:Header Tabs, I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind me collaborating with you on Header Tabs. My plans are as outlined in that post, I'd love to hear from you.

Statistics for Semantic Forms

Heiya Yaron, I just learned a way to check the popularity of pages on this wiki, e.g. Semantic Forms Quite impressive, isn't it? Cheers --[[kgh]] 10:10, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Cool. Yaron Koren 02:50, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Many Thanks:) Linforest (talk) 11:39, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! That's nice of you. Yaron Koren (talk) 13:25, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks Yaron, your support is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! DaveL (talk) 21:02, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! I wasn't the one who fixed that particular bug, but it's still nice to be recognized. Yaron Koren (talk) 21:15, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you!

Cute grey kitten.jpg

You did not have a kitten yet. Fixed now! :)

Jeroen De Dauw (talk) 22:05, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

I knew something was missing. Thanks. Yaron Koren (talk) 02:12, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Unable to add Category:Pages with YouTube videos to YouTube Widget... Please help.

Hello, I wanted to be able to have all the pages that have YouTube videos to be in a Category so the admins can monitor them for proper content. I've tried placing Category:Pages with YouTube videos before and after the <iframe ...></iframe> and it just shows up before or after the video as [[Category:Pages with YouTube videos]] instead of placing the page in the C:. How can I fix this. Please see This example. Thanx -- Technical 13 (talk) 14:48, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi - my guess is that a widget can't add a category tag, unfortunately. One option for you is to create a template that includes both the widget and the category tag, and use that instead. Yaron Koren (talk) 15:07, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure about whether or not it can be done in ns:widget (perhaps I should post a request on bugzilla); however, creating Template:YouTube with the C: and passing it to Widget:YouTube did work. Can you just take a quick peek at my Template:YouTube to make sure I passed all of the variables correctly? Thanx -- Technical 13 (talk) 16:48, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Looks fine... of course, if it works, it works. Yaron Koren (talk) 16:50, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Heads-up re Git access

Yaron, just wanted to give you a heads-up that you now have access to Labsconsole and to the Git/Gerrit system. These are the instructions for initial login; get a temp password via the "forgot my password" functionality so you can log in. Then you'll want to go to Git/Gerrit project ownership to note for the record that you should have Gerrit project ownership rights on the relevant extensions (you know better than I what that list should be). Best wishes! Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator (talk) 18:24, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Yaron Koren (talk) 18:41, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Your assistance on MediaWikiWidgets is requested.

Hello Yaron, I'm in the process of doing some of the groundwork to build up MediaWikiWidgets a little, and I noticed you are one of two widget editors there. When you have a free moment, could you please fill in what role you have on this page? I would very much appreciate it. If you do not want any further attention from this site, you could even put something like "Inactive". Thanks again. -- ShoeMaker   ( Contributions Message )   02:15, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Approved Revs

Hey man. I just wanted to say I really like your extension "Approved Revs". It is proving very useful for the wiki I am creating! --Zackmann08 (talk) 21:00, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Templated Concepts?

Hello Yaren, I'm hoping to do something like a cross between a Concept and a template (I think). I have many pages for employees and on each employee's page, I am displaying their position's title and department. I am hoping to set it up so that when they click on their position' title, they are brought to a page that shows all other employees with that Title and Department. There are many combinations of position and department, so I don't want to have to create Concepts for each one.

I know you could do this using Semantic Drilldown, filters, and then linking to the Drilldown page. However, the attributes of the positions are being stored as Semantic Internal Objects, and therefore do not show up in Semantic Drilldown.

I could instead have a template that contains the #ask query and send the parameters to it when I use the template, but I want the result to be a separate page, not within the employee's page. Essentially, have templates dynamically-generate temporary pages instead of being transcluded into the current page.

Is there an alternate way to do this currently with SMW? Perhaps I'm just thinking about this in the wrong way? --Movermeyer (talk) 14:58, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Maybe Semantic Forms' Special:RunQuery page is the way to go for that one. Yaron Koren (talk) 15:15, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
You're beautiful! This saved me a lot of headache. Thank you, and thanks for all the good work you do around here.--Movermeyer (talk) 18:53, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

How to send email to all the users when edit some topics

I have installed a wiki in the linux server in my company.Now the manager asked to add a function that when we edit a topic,
we could choose to send emials to the previous authors so that they can verify the edit.
I have already added the ConfirmEdit extension to my wiki project 
and I have read all the php files in this extension but still can not find an available way to relazie the goal.
Could you help me,please?
Best Regards
Sorry, I don't know of a way to do that. Yaron Koren (talk) 12:16, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Could you give me some useful suggestions about this task,please?

"Stripped-down" Semantic Forms


I'm one of the admins over on English Wikinews, and have a couple of 'rather vague' questions regarding Semantic Forms.

Example of EzPR

Wikinews uses FlaggedRevs, and a workflow to progress articles developing->review->published (with those failing review going back to developing). We've a pretty horrid (from maintainability perspective) gadget called EzPR where we select from dropdowns, and carry out a peer-review on the article.

Assuming we wanted to create a stripped-down version of Semantic Forms that covered this case, and pretty limited set of other cases, would it be largely possible to do the same? Anything that allowed us to add hidden marks inside the article being reviewed to indicate checked would be useful too.

Another case where we use forms is cobbled together in WN:MAKELEAD. This maintains the lead article templates on the wiki's main page. If/when we do get enough news for a region or topic to have a portal with similar layout to the main page, we'd want to repeat that process.

I suppose the best way to sum up what would be ideal is: a fixed set of three or four semantic forms. I don't know enough about semantic wiki to know if that's feasible, or realistically achievable, without pulling in everything else from SMW. Thoughts? --Brian McNeil (talk) 21:31, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi - Semantic Forms is, at its heart, a system for editing calls to templates. Is all the data that you're talking about stored in template calls? If not, then I don't think SF can be used, unfortunately. If it is, though, could you link to an example of such a page on Wikinews? Seeing that might help me to formulate some approach. Yaron Koren (talk) 23:06, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Yaron Koren - kind hero

Hi--Davidmartel7 (talk) 23:23, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

No documentation for values dependent on feature

Hi Yaron!

Please add the documentation for values dependent on that you think is clearer that I have added. It took me about a week to figure out what values dependent on is about and the only understandable piece of documentation I found is here.

Please understand that here I care about the other users. Katkov Yury (talk) 08:11, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Amblerllc Semantic Forms Problems

Hey Yaron,

I have setup a test on and perhaps I found where the problem lies for $ signs....

To see a true test I would need Header Tabs enabled on Referata.

Let me know what else I can do to show the error.


Margaret --Amblerllc (talk) 17:04, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Well, I need to know where to look on Scratchpad. Please feel free to continue this conversation on the SF talk page. Also, Header Tabs is already enabled on Referata. Yaron Koren (talk) 19:05, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
I used your link which took me to referata but very quickly all my work was deleted including my login. I must have posted in the wrong spot. Apologize to to whom ever! Margaret
I don't think any of your work was deleted, and your login certainly wasn't - my guess is that you just went to the wrong wiki the 2nd time. Anyway, thanks. Yaron Koren (talk) 14:00, 4 November 2012 (UTC)