User talk:MarkAHershberger

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Comparison of OS VS Extensions[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blyoak (talkcontribs) 15:54, 9 March 2017 (UTC)

New Lucene version?[edit]

Hello - you've updated the Lucene search version. Is there a new version? Please reply on that talk page. Thanks.


Thank you for the clarification.  Dspradau → talk  03:44, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

IE8 problems[edit]

Thank you for your speedy attention. I think it seems to be working now - I'll drop you a line if it starts driving me mad again. --Dweller (talk) 09:51, 10 October 2011 (UTC)


Test of nifty niftiness --Catrope (talk) 15:25, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for keeping Extension:Score in sync[edit]

Thank you for keeping my extension in sync with the Wikimedia SVN the last few days. I now have commit access and it's probably easiest if I treat the SVN as master repository from now on and fetch updates into the develop branch on GitHub.--GrafZahl (talk) 18:21, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Deployment site[edit]

Hello. I read your post at [1]. For some reason the deployment site at does not work with me. Would you please confirm the link is working. best. --Ciphers (talk) 07:30, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Gadget info <-> dependencies message[edit]

Gday Mark. At the local gadget talk page here you said that updates for dependencies needed to be made. As this is going to affect the broader WMF community, I think that there is value in broadcasting this to smaller places, though as many of us steal and slightly adapt with our limited programming skills, it would be useful to add a little more tutorial/linking information to the broader message. Thanks for your consideration. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:58, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Using mediawikiwiki to test Pipe-separator[edit]

Thank you for commenting at bugzilla:34321. I found that it was not ideal to use to reproduce the bug, since it affects all Wikimedia wikis via LocalisationUpdate as you can see in [2]. Could you edit mw:MediaWiki:Pipe-separator/ja or somewhere else appropriate instead, to show an example case? Thanks, --Whym (talk) 05:27, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Bug tracking helper gadget[edit]

I installed the gadget but was promptly reverted by an annoyed Tim Starling. Apparently, it overloaded the Bugzilla server the moment it was installed. The ajax call should only be made when the tracked template is found, but appears to be called on every page load. Can this be fixed? Edokter (talk) — 11:46, 13 February 2012 (UTC)


Hey Mark. My monobook.js isn't working anymore since the code update. Any idea how to fix it? Feel free to edit it or do whatever you want/need to do. My coding knowledge is sadly too limited to get an idea on what needs to be done. (No rush, I know there are probably more important things that need fixing, but maybe this is just trivial.) Thanks in advance, -Barras talk 23:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Esperanto Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, you can contribute on Esperanto Wikipedia. So, if you want to translate simple:Template:Tracked here (for create, click on krei). You can help us (in Esperanto Wikipedia) for images and templates. You're the welcome always. Ĉiuĵaŭde Discuss 00:53, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

KK wiki[edit]

Hi. In the Kazakh Wikipedia after the upgrade Mediawiki kk:MediaWiki:Common.css and kk:MediaWiki:Common.js stopped working. --Bolatbek (talk) 14:50, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your response. but styles don't work for me and for some users, in the article "kk:Қазақстан" infobox moved to the left, аnd look at the bottom of the article in navigational templates no reference "hide" and "show". winXP, Chrome 10. --Bolatbek (talk) 18:25, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the example page. I'll see what I can find out. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 19:01, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

I'll be back…[edit]

Just migrating a little. ;) Jeblad (talk) 16:08, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Lichtreaktion SVG Bug[edit]

Hi, you have reported an SVG bug in this picture. Is this a thing for you to do or should maybe I fix this bug? If the latter, could you precise the description of the bug a little further? I couldn't find anything wrong in the picture. Could you please reply on my Commons talk page? Greetings --Mouagip (talk) 05:58, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Dev input needed at SUL proposal[edit]

Hello, I've put a proposal at meta:Wikimedia Forum#Proposal - complete unified login for all eligible accounts, and questions were raised that only a developer could answer. I know that Brion Vibber is the SUL guy, and I left him some messages, but he has not been editing in the month since this proposal was posted. I'm not sure who else would be interested in SUL. Some people mentioned filing a bug, but I'm not even sure how to format this as a bug. Would you mind taking a look at the proposal, or at least letting me know who I should be asking about this? I'd hate for the discussion to archive with no dev input. Thank you. ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 23:23, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

It was just archived! I then undid the archiving and commented to hold it for a while. ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 20:27, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
Hey, I saw bugzilla:35707. Thanks for moving things forward! ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 22:56, 4 April 2012 (UTC)


You note that you meant to create that page in your user-space. Would you like me to userfy it for you? -RunningOnBrains(talk) 07:40, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Copyrights on MIDI[edit]

Thank you for your help. You may wish to google 'Wabash Cannonball midi'. That is the 1882 song I am refering to. It has its own article here: Wabash Cannonball. --Canoe1967 (talk) 20:31, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. I have already asked a few questions on the talk page.--Canoe1967 (talk) 22:45, 24 May 2012 (UTC)


test — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:22, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

test logged in[edit]

logged in — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hexmode (talkcontribs) 15:23, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

test signing[edit]

now with a sig -- Hexmode (talk) 15:28, 9 May 2012 (UTC)


Hi. I found an error in the article (see photo). Copernicus was not a German, he was from Poland. --Top811 my talk —Preceding undated comment added 15:56, 12 May 2012 (UTC).


What ever became of the Jetpack plan? — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 05:48, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Comment and update on make my returns[edit]

Hey, I've made the necessary changes and have written some comments on the talk page here Talk:Makemyreturns.Com . If you could have a look before the page gets deleted, would sincerely appreciate it.

Aakesh adhikari (talk) 18:14, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

mediawiki-distributors on Gmane[edit]

Could you please have mediawiki-distributors added to Gmane ( and the existing archives imported? Thanks. --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 17:26, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

per your request: started ... I've asked for an import as well.
Thanks again. --Tim Landscheidt (talk) 19:12, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki talk pages[edit]

Hi Mark, in the future, when you find out about a problem with a page in the MediaWiki namespace like the one you mentioned at MediaWiki talk:Sp-contributions-footer-anon# Links to African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) database broken, it'd be a good idea to also mention it at the technical village pump and/or Wikipedia:MediaWiki messages, so more people can see it. The MediaWiki interface messages aren't generally well watched. Graham87 12:49, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Mark,

I really appreciate your answer, It is really very kind of you.

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Dimitri Dimitriadès (talk) 18:42, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Restoring a wiki from backup[edit]

Couldn't the edit you made at Restoring a wiki from backup have been to change the link URL from "h ttp://" to "http://", to fix it? I can't change it to http:// because of a spam filter blocking my attempts. --Robkam (talk) 10:26, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

The block came from Spam_blacklist, so, no, I cannot get around it. I suggest you take this up with them. If you get it unblockeded, then add it back, but, until then, it just looks like spam. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 13:14, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Participanting in tutorial day?[edit]

Hi Mark!

We're searching for person to give a tutorial in SMWCon Fall 2013 on introduction to MediaWiki or introduction to Semantic MediaWiki. As tutorials aim to attract more audience we need a person that knows both the technical side and understand the business needs. Will it be possible for you to give a tutorial?

Of course I will share the slides from older conferences and gather all the information about participants I could find.Katkov Yury (talk) 11:58, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

I would be much better at doing a tutorial for MediaWiki. Still, if you can only find slides for SMW, though, I'm willing to give it a try. Let me know what you come up with. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 12:11, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

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I just read bn:Template talk:Convert where there is a link to bug 34193 which shows you doing some tricky code—amazing stuff. I know you were addressing a more general case, but FYI the immediate problem in that bn discussion has been resolved because I have replaced the system of convert templates with Module:Convert that I am developing. You can see the results at bn:User:Johnuniq/Translation. The module does an astonishing amount of work—it has tables to translate the input digits to and from English—but it seems to run ok. Johnuniq (talk) 09:40, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

SMWCon Spring 2015 Proposal[edit]

Greetings, I wanted to let you know that we’d love to have you present on your topic at the upcoming SMWCon in St. Louis. I’m excited to hear more about your work and I hope you are still eager to present.

We’ve just updated the program with all the submitted talkes. Please take a moment to look it over and let me know of any scheduling conflicts.

We’re going to have a pretty neat audio/video setup this year. You’ll be able to use your own computer to present and we will be in a location with ample wi-fi. Please make sure to bring your own adapter if needed (HDMI preferred, but we also have VGA).

We will be live streaming all presentations with a software called WebEx. To test your connection ahead of time, please visit try connecting to the test meeting.

We’ll also be recording the presenters and editing a video including slides after the event. Please update your talk page with a link to your slides or send them to me (this can be done after the event!).

I’m looking forward to meeting you in person. If you have any further needs or questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Yours, Chris Koerner Local Chair — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ckoerner (talkcontribs) 20:34, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

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Installing infobox problem[edit]

Hello, I would like to get help to integrate the infobox template in my Wiki. I am French, and knows very little English, and I do not understand how installed "Extension: Scribunto" and I do not have a page "Special: Import" How to do ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cooperiens (talkcontribs) 14:55, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Please email me so that we can get this figured out. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 00:17, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you! Revansx (talk) 22:42, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello here is response: Extension:PdfHandler and GhostScript[edit]

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Is the CategoryWatch extension dead?[edit]

Its download link yields a 404 error. Is the code still available? Jambsinter (talk) 12:33, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

I've updated the link. MarkAHershberger(talk) 19:31, 9 August 2018 (UTC)