Pirated and unattributed content
So I encountered my first case of pirate/unattributed content on this Youtube channel Singularity Videos.
However this now forces H+Pedia to think about positions on such content. My personal view is that it's okay to create a channel like that if:
- The content doesn't already exist on Youtube
- Credit to the original sources are fully made
- Permission is asked for and not actively declined
This puts me in the odd position of acting as transhumanist content police, because now I might have to inform James Hughes about this. He in turn may or may not mind.
I wanted an intersections section but don't feel it's ready yet. Would feature:
I've installed MobileFrontend which detects if you're on a mobile sized device.
If so, it switches to the skin Minerva Neue which is mobile optimised.
I upgraded to the latest version of Mediawiki to get mobile to skins to work.
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:NoTitle has stopped working - oh it is working
- https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Widgets has stopped working :(
- <recent> has stopped working - might need https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Newest_Pages - fixed
- <random> has stopped working - fixed with a minor alignment bug I can't easily fix
Please report any other issues!
I think that the intro paragraph could be streamlined to read:
H+Pedia is a Humanity+ project to spread accurate, accessible, non-sensational information about transhumanism among the general public. H+Pedia is also an opportunity for transhumanists, and other radical life extensionists and futurists to work together, thereby strengthening the world transhumanist community.
We currently have 2,308 pages of all types, of which 936 are articles, and have 294 files uploaded. 18,102 edits have been made from 14 active users.
- Good question! I've moved this question to the new mailing list for further discussion, https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/hpluspedia/ueLCv8jViJ8 --David W. Wood (talk) 04:34, 3 March 2018 (CST)
Manual of Style
As described in WP:MOS on Wikipedia, I haven't capitalized job titles (unless immediately followed by name), but noted examples in place on several articles. Going through the diffs, it looks like this can be attributed to TranshumanTees.
I modified “FM-2030 was a Futurist, Philosopher and Transhumanist. He was also an Athlete, Author, Consultant and Teacher” to read
“FM-2030 (October 15, 1930 – July 8, 2000) was a Belgian-born Iranian-American author, teacher, transhumanist philosopher, futurist, consultant and athlete.”
Deku-shrub, please let me know which of the two conventions should be kept in place going forward.
- Nah, they shouldn't be capitalized, thanks for spotting. Also I have H+Pedia:Manual of style Deku-shrub (talk) 16:39, 7 March 2018 (CST)
Category: Effective Altruists
- Do it. The worst that can happen is that it only has a handful of people in it. Also you get to ask the question, are all effective altruists futurists? Deku-shrub (talk) 16:37, 7 March 2018 (CST)
It turns out that we're not actually correctly behind Cloudflare. Sitegrounds integrates poorly via CNAMES, thus www.hpluspedia.org is on Cloudflare, but hpluspedia.org isn't. We'll need to move out the name servers to Cloudflare before this will work Deku-shrub (talk) 07:27, 9 March 2018 (CST)
Web browser icon
It would be good to use the h+ symbol as a web browser site icon to distinguish it from other tabs. Not sure where the config options are for it... — Cheers,– Babelfish (talk) 09:28, 13 March 2018 (CDT)
- Later... I've remembered how this is supposed to work. There needs to be a file favicon.ico on the root directory of the server. I used http://genfavicon.com/ to generate one. It's in place now, though in the process the transparent background has unexpectedly turned into opaque white. I think that must be a bug/feature of the genfavicon tool. Note also that I initially created a .ico that was 128x128, but that seemed not to be picked up by the mediawiki software. But when I regenerated it as 64x64, the mediawiki software seems happier. --David W. Wood (talk) 16:53, 13 March 2018 (CDT)
- Isn't this working correctly? https://hpluspedia.org/favicon.ico Deku-shrub (talk) 16:54, 13 March 2018 (CDT)
- That's the file I uploaded earlier this evening. (There was no such file on the server when I checked, beforehand.) It's included as expected in the Chrome tab header. But it has an opaque background, in contrast to most of the other favicons I see in my browser tab headers David W. Wood (talk) 17:47, 13 March 2018 (CDT)
What's the Wikicode equivalent to direct a mouse click on an image to a particular link, rather than to the corresponding image page? This might be useful for featured articles on the front page, where the image presents the largest target. Thanks! Cheers, — Babelfish (talk) 11:57, 22 March 2018 (CDT)
- This should help you https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images Deku-shrub (talk) 05:52, 23 April 2018 (CDT)
- I'd appreciate it if this could include the ability to rename files and pages—to repair capitalization on this file, for example: File:Mauna_kea_2.jpg --> File:Mauna Kea2.jpg. Thanks, Babelfish (talk) 08:08, 24 April 2018 (CDT)