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From time to time we might decide to publish an edited version of a page on the FrontPage. That’s the face we’re showing outsiders.

For internal stuff, we have this blog of ours: It collects DatePages. Add a new date page now! See TimeInWikis.

The ten most recent date pages (any language!) will be listed on this page. It is a multilingual blog. For French-only, see BlogFr.

For an overview of all the date pages of the current year, see our Calendar.

2020-07-21 New Gemini Integration

We’re now even better integrated into Gemini! Let’s hope this works out. This wiki is now being served on Gemini Wiki, with all the Oddmuse integration happening in the back via HTTP calls to Oddmuse. The source code for that is available from the main page. Look for the link at the bottom of the list.

Basic editing happens via Titan. The config file linked above does a whole lot of search and replace to turn the old wiki text into gemtext, the Gemini markup that is being served on port 1965. Expect a lot of breakage. Personally, I really like the idea of starting over, with absolutely minimal markup.

I’m expecting that these changes also bring some form of breakage. I think it’s unavoidable. But I’m also ready to move on from Use⁠Mod markup, for example. The wiki we’re using has HTML pages cached, so it’s only when touching old pages that we need to pay attention and rewrite them. And thus, slowly, ever so slowly, the wiki is moving again.

Here’s an example of some of the transitions happening: WikiWords are still linked. If you want to unlink them, you need to use the Unicode character WORD JOINER, U+2060. The alternative would be to lose all the wiki word links. Eventually, I want to get there. But links are trickier than other markup and thus they’re staying. But one day! One day everything is going to be Gemtext plus a few of my favourite wiki link options: text in double square brackets, or URL and text in square brackets… And let’s be honest, here. Almost nobody visits Community Wiki anymore so we might as well take it along for a ride!

I’m happy to have you along on the ride! 😄

– Alex

2020-06-16 Gemini

This wiki is also available via Gemini! 😃

And it can be edited using Titan! 🚀🚀

[pegzmasta]: Testing. This is very interesting! Editing a wiki - straight from Emacs, without using a modern web browser. Very curious to see how Geminispace will evolve from here.

2016-06-14

I’ve moved the wiki to a new web server. The machine is the same but instead of Apache calling the CGI script to answer requests, it passes them to a Mojolicious server which loads the script just once. I need to to add a gazillion redirects, I think.

2016-01-02

I’ve moved the site to https using Let’s Encrypt. Let me know if there are any problems.

I disabled text formatting rules involving emoji between colons like :this: because these relied on images loaded from emacswiki.org; and I disabled the rule that would link stuff like :kensanata@twitter: – I don’t think we ever used it.

2015-10-05

Removed Oddmuse:SVG Editor Extension. Nobody used it anyway.

2014-12-03

Script updates… Let me know if you see anything fishy.

Well, it’s clipping funny, everywhere I look. 😝

I don’t know if you changed things, but it’s looking great now!

The server is acting up. I’ve tried migrating Emacs Wiki to the same server that runs all the other wikis I run but got bitten badly. More than 10 times as many hits, etc. Painful experience! But slowly, things should be getting back to normal.

2014-08-03

I unlocked the wiki again at the request of Alex Daniel who has been involved in recent Oddmuse developments. We’ll see how it goes. Has WikiSpam disappeared?

Hooray!

2014-06-29 Welcome to the New Server

Another year, another server. Welcome to the new server, hosted in Switzerland! 😊

2013-10-19

Welcome to the new server! :)

Nice, works fine. :)

Very cool, I did notice that I am getting an error here: http://www.communitywiki.org/cgi-bin/mark.pl - anything to do with this? Best, Mark

Oops! Fixed. :)

2013-07-26

I said I was going to do some cleaning up 2012-12-19. Here are some changes I’m making.

I removed the Oddmuse:Big Brother Extension. There’s not much activity. Why encourage snooping?

I’m deleting a lot of the Blog pages that contain the confusing links by MattisManzel. In a way I’m trying to kill all the experiments we did on CommunityWiki and transitioning the site into an archive of relevant material. The first step is to get the wiki to look sane if you click on the Blog link. I also removed the links on CommunityLocalNames.

I’ve added a “fix encoding” extension accessible via the Administration page to help fix pages with broken UTF-8 encoding.

I’m removing the Oddmuse:Draft Extension. I don’t think anybody used it. I didn’t. The directory on the server was empty.

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