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[*] posted on 8-2-2016 at 17:00


There is now also a link to the wiki on the main page of the site: http://www.sciencemadness.org/

Thanks Polverone!




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[*] posted on 8-2-2016 at 17:10


Yep, that's positive.



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[*] posted on 10-2-2016 at 14:53


http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/Thulium

I notice on this page the image does not appear to be there. I remember someone asking if they could use one of my pics for the wiki and I agreed. It is on this page near the bottom:

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=31107&...

Maybe someone can restore the image, top right image in the post is Th3.jpg, the one chosen by the author of the Thulium page.




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[*] posted on 11-2-2016 at 14:01


Alright, I reuploaded it. There are currently a lot of missing pictures, but we're working on restoring all of them.



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[*] posted on 12-2-2016 at 13:12


On the old wiki, the second image from the Sulfur dichloride article is labeled "S2Cl2", which is Disulfur dichloride, a different compound. Can anyone please tell me if the compound from that image is really S2Cl2 or SCl2 but mislabeled?



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[*] posted on 12-2-2016 at 13:50


Ah, that was tdep's picture. I'll ask him on Skype.



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[*] posted on 12-2-2016 at 14:39


Ah I'm bad at keeping up with skype, the iPad app is kinda shitty and buggy.
Yeah it seems misslabelled. While my SCl2 did turn into S2Cl2, it that context I am dedinitely talking about SCl2 so its an incorrect filename sorry
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[*] posted on 13-2-2016 at 09:02


OK then, I'll rename it SCl2 when I'll upload it on wiki.



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[*] posted on 20-2-2016 at 07:31


It has come to my attention that certain users are using upper case for all the first letters from the page title words, not just for the first one as it should be. Here's the problem:
1. It's grammatically incorrect
2. The wiki differentiates between an upper case and a lower case, which means that a page titled "Sodium Chlorate" will not link to "[[Sodium chlorate]]", when I write it with a lower case in a text. Also, it does not show up during search for the same reason. And due to this confusion I nearly created a page for sodium perchlorate with the former name, while said compound was already there under the latter name (with no categories, making it difficult to find), I consider this a serious matter and people should only write page titles as dictated by English grammar.
I have corrected all the wrong titles so far (and added summaries why), under the presumption that people will learn or remember it's grammatically incorrect. But I was wrong. As such, I feel that measures should be taken to prevent this from happening again.

And speaking of grammar, I know English is not everyone's first language (it isn't mine), but please, always check your grammar and especially punctuation.




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[*] posted on 20-2-2016 at 08:43


Quote: Originally posted by Mabus  
It has come to my attention that certain users are using upper case for all the first letters from the page title words, not just for the first one as it should be.


I created one such page with all CAPS in the title, completely inadvertently. I wasn't worried about it because I was under the impression that I would be able to change the file name (e.g. BLAHBLAH.html) later on.

Alas, that doesn't seem possible which is quite unusual for a self-publishing tool (all blogging software that I know of allows changing post titles w/o problems).

It seems here the only possibility is to cut and paste the faulty page's content into Notepad, delete the page and recreate it with the correct title. Cumbersome...

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Another thing I've noticed is that on the sciencemadness.org page the link to the wiki seems to have disappeared?


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[*] posted on 20-2-2016 at 10:33


A little suggestion: It would be very useful to have a link to ptable somewhere in the main page. Do you agree?





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[*] posted on 20-2-2016 at 11:19


Yes, I think the Main page should be improved. We could add like categories, special pages, etc. I think a thread specially for it would be better.



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[*] posted on 23-2-2016 at 13:09


Could anyone explain me how to add some info under the image in the infobox?
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[*] posted on 23-2-2016 at 13:11


There should be a field for ImageName somewhere on there which you can use to add a caption
Also, see this for more help with infoboxes: http://www.sciencemadness.org/smwiki/index.php/How_to_infobo...




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[*] posted on 23-2-2016 at 14:34


Thanks for answer.
I dont know why, but when I write caption at the | ImageName =... field it doesnt show up .
I must write :
| ImageCaption = ........
Anyway I know how to do it now, so nevermind.




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[*] posted on 24-2-2016 at 12:20


Why doesn't all the data I write in the infobox show up?



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[*] posted on 25-2-2016 at 05:30


Quote: Originally posted by Mabus  
Why doesn't all the data I write in the infobox show up?

I'm not sure but I think it doesn't show up when something isn't in copletely correct form (I don't understand that system very well).




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[*] posted on 25-2-2016 at 09:37


Quote: Originally posted by crystal grower  
Quote: Originally posted by Mabus  
Why doesn't all the data I write in the infobox show up?

I'm not sure but I think it doesn't show up when something isn't in copletely correct form (I don't understand that system very well).


Well none of the data from the Chembox Explosive and a few from Chembox Thermochemistry don't show up at all. There are also a couple of other data from the element infobox that don't show up, like the Group number.




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[*] posted on 25-2-2016 at 11:26


Ok I will look at it, but zts16 would probably help you more.
Send him U2U if he didn't notice problem you mentioned here.

By the way thanks for your edits, you're probably the most active editor of smwiki :).




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[*] posted on 25-2-2016 at 11:45


That's really weird, crystal structure doesn't show up too, even if it's exactly copied from wikipedia's infobox.



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[*] posted on 13-3-2016 at 07:16


I'm surprised no one has created a page for the humble chemistry lab until now. :)



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[*] posted on 13-3-2016 at 12:13


Some more filled in now.

Also moved the Ptable to the Periodic Table topic where it belongs.

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[*] posted on 19-3-2016 at 09:28


I need some help. Can someone please change the "S" from the "Sec-Butanol" page into lower case? I don't know how to do it.



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[*] posted on 19-3-2016 at 10:27


I just tried to change it. Apparently the wiki is configured so that the first character of a title is required to be a capital letter. For now, I've made it "2-Butanol" as that is grammatically correct at least.

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[*] posted on 19-3-2016 at 15:42


OK, if that's the only way.



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