User talk:Mike

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Hola!

If you need any assistances I'll be around, by the way, like where the wiki is going, but I got a list of suggestions. - Rgoodermote  06:33, 8 September 2009 (UTC)


Well, just let me know what your suggestions are, we are always open to help. Also, would you be interested in administrating red-faction.net it is a red faction portal that will be a sort of central communication area for all the red faction websites. It will have things such as a video portal, minimal forums, dedicated server. The site really isnt finished at all, but let me know if you are interested. Mike 13:20, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
I'll think on it, one big suggestion is the implementation of pretty URLs, instructions here. It makes things look much nicer. Another is using several extensions that are from Wikipedia. If you need a list of them you can see them on Wikipedia's version page, most you won't need, but there are several glaringly obvious ones. You can get these in a beta form from the trunk SVN for 1.16-WMF, which is the version I use and prefer because the extensions come with the package and are all up to date. - Rgoodermote  22:11, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok, ill take a look into the extensions and the trunk, but i think that instead we will probably just install the extensions manually because we are going to be using the monaco trunk from wikia at some point. As for shorturl, we are going to be implementing that soon, but we have been a bit busy, im going to me making the htaccess file some time in the next 2-3 weeks.Mike 13:45, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
I would not suggest Monaco. It actually isn't liked by the communities at Wikia and since it's beginning has been facing opposition from damn near everyone. Monobook is also the most supported skin. Most extensions work best on it, which is why there are also so many Monobook variants out there. If you want a Monaco like environment I'd suggest this skin, using the Extensions, Ajaxlogin, Ajax Show Editors, and WhosOnline. Then modify the skin's related css in combination with common.css to produce a social like skin, that is better supported, memory efficient, clean and professional.

As for the .htaccess

If you have the site in a folder called "w"

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^wiki/(.*)$ /w/index.php?title=$1 [PT,L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^wiki/*$ /w/index.php [L,QSA]
RewriteRule ^/*$ /w/index.php [L,QSA]


Folder called "w" option for settings in localsettings.php


$wgScriptPath = "/w";         # Path to the actual files (right part of first rewrite rule). Should already be in LocalSettings.php
$wgArticlePath = "/wiki/$1";  # Virtual path (left part of first rewrite rule). MUST be DIFFERENT from the path above!
$wgUsePathInfo = true;


I myself prefer putting things in a folder called w. You may do it otherwise, it shouldn't be too hard to set it up for root. However it is also not that hard to put in a folder called w, you copy everything over to w, then change $wgScriptPath from / to /w and you should be golden. - Rgoodermote  19:38, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

(undent)Huh, didn't even notice that prettyURLs were on as of posting the above. - Rgoodermote  19:52, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

dont thank only me, i set up most of the config, but digi worked out some kinks, aka moving over to /w which i wasnt able to due to time constraints in my schedule. However, if you suggest not using monaco, what im really interested in is the mouseover ajax menu that you see on redfaction.wikia.com(we have been trying to merge, and that is their one thing) Mike 03:14, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

also, i would like to talk to you via aim/msn/gtalk/icq/yahoo/skype or email, if you are down with this, let me know and i will give you an address. i look forward to future cooperation. Mike 03:14, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

My MSN and AIM are private and I'm sorry to say they will remain private for a very long time. Only family, my girlfriend and a few select people know of their existence and that is for my own personal safety and security. A lot of people don't like me and at least two would like nothing better than to harass me and everyone I know because my antivandal actions at Wikipedia. However if you wish to email me you can do so, that is well known and you can email using the usual form, that is this form here. As for the mouseover Ajax, I'm not sure which thing you are talking about, if you mean the menu moving, that monobook skin I suggested provides that. However the Monaco skin is a memory hungry beast on most computers. In addition, I do not believe you can have Monaco on anything other than Wikia as their SVN doesn't provide you with all of the needed files and sqls, however I know who to ask to get a hold of a complete package. I'd suggest also that the Red Faction Wiki on Wikia move over here, you have a URL, no ads and best of all, no Monaco or horrifically restricting staff holding things back (however that may be just me given I've been a rebel on Wikia for a long while) - Rgoodermote  16:32, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, some one may want to add "$wgFavicon ='URL_To_Favicon';" to localhost.php, and want to upload a .ico file some where and use the URL from that upload. It'll create the little image in the URL bar, it's generally not needed, but makes people warm up to it because people associate it with professionalism, probably because they do not understand it. - Rgoodermote  16:37, 10 September 2009 (UTC)