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Month: March 2008

Year: 2008 Week: 13 Number: 93

Technical news Single User Login SUL. Single User Login. Bug 57. Unified login. One login for all wikis. The mythical uberlogin has migrated to The Real World.The migration function is enabled currently for sysops only. The options to migrate can be found on the first page of the account preferences page on the projects were you’re a sysop. From there you can follow the instructions to claim all you accounts on all wikis that have the same username. After the migration you can log on all these wikis with the same password. For the migration to work you need to have the same email address or password on all your user accounts. You can claim the rest of the accounts with your name by providing their password. The current sysop-only migration is to collect information for the general user migration later. Sysops who have problems are strongly encouraged to report them so that they can be fixed before SUL is rolled out generally. By migrating now (if you can) you have the advantage that you can use that username to log in to all WMF wikis as long as there is not a local user account with your name that is not yours. Please note that not everhings works yet when you migrate. For example renaming an account can not be done (for now at least). Inform you before...

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Year: 2008 Week: 10 Number: 92

Technical news [__HIDDENCAT__] – there is a new magic word __HIDDENCAT__ When used on a “Category:Foobar”-page it is not listed among the other categories at the bottom of an article in the category. [New dump!] – There is a new database dump of the English language Wikipedia. The full dump of EN Wikipedia, all articles, full history is 130gb (compressed). — EN Wikipedia dump — other wikis dump [New Skin] – When you go to your “preferences” you have the option “skin” where you can select what the interface will look like. The default skin is Monobook. There are several others to choice from but besides “classic” they are not very usable. But now is there a new good looking and usable skin: “Modern”. Check it out.  — Wikipedia style “Modern” Request for help [Wikimania 2008] – Call for Participation; Submissions are open until 16 March. Submissions are warmly welcomed Foundation [4 new Wikimedia Chapters] – The board of the Wikimedia Foundation approved 4 new chapters. The new chapters are: Wikimedia Česká republika, Wikimedia Österreich, Wikimedia Australia Incorporated, Wikimedia Hong Kong Limited [Wikimanina 2008] – A site risk assessment will be ordered for Wikimania 2008 in Alexandria, Egypt announced Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner. Concern for the safety of Wikimanians in Alexandria has been a topic on Foundation-l and the assessment will...

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