Claiming a wiki

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James.A
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Claiming a wiki

Post by James.A » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:15 am

I am an administrator at the English-language Wikivoyage, the newly launched project of the Wikimedia Foundation (which runs Wikipedia). One of my roles in the community is to increase readership of Wikivoyage and monitor usage on sites like WOT. We've already had a number of issues with false, biased reviews from a corporate competitor, although that's a topic for another thread.

I am trying to claim Wikivoyage on behalf of the community and the Wikimedia Foundation, but am having some difficulty. Administrators (who have to go through a rigorous discussion period before being given extra tools) do not have access to the backend of the MediaWiki, so cannot add content to the <head> section nor upload a HTML file.

I am able to provide evidence of my rights on the site, whether I do that through a particular edit on the site endorsing the claims. However, it is not possible for us to claim using the aforementioned methods.

What would I need to do to claim en.wikivoyage.org and wikivoyage.org?

Thanks in advance.

JamesA - Wikivoyage administrator - http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/User:JamesA

c۞g
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RE: Claiming a wiki

Post by c۞g » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:31 am

The subdomain inherits the parents reputation.
Claiming the domain should be enough IMO
Especially if a Site evaluation is to be created, all subdomains can be referenced in a single discussion.

I've notified Staff of this post who can manually validate if need be.
I am only aware of the 3 current methods: Meta tag / Keyword / FTP
re: https://www.mywot.com/wiki/Verify_your_website

James.A
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RE: Claiming a wiki

Post by James.A » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:30 am

<quote user="c۞g">
The subdomain inherits the parents reputation.
Claiming the domain should be enough IMO
Especially if a Site evaluation is to be created, all subdomains can be referenced in a single discussion.

I've notified Staff of this post who can manually validate if need be.
I am only aware of the 3 current methods: Meta tag / Keyword / FTP
re: https://www.mywot.com/wiki/Verify_your_website
[/quote]

Thanks for your response. If claiming wikivoyage.org (and all subdomains) is possible, then that would be much preferred. Unfortunately, normal users do not have access to those three methods. To do so would mean contacting the Wikimedia Foundation and following a slow bureaucratic process which can take months. It would also mean they would have to claim it on their computer, then pass the account info on to the community which is a hassle.

Thanks for contacting the staff, and hopefully we are able to sort something out.

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RE: Claiming a wiki

Post by Timo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:29 pm

I have sent him a board message and we are in process of solving the issue.

c۞g
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RE: Claiming a wiki

Post by c۞g » Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:56 pm

It's unfortunate that the Keyword META tag does not natively exist, and is not editable specific to the wiki installation.

There are [url=http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:HTML_head_extensions t=_self]extensions[/url] available:
beta - [url=http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MetaKeywordsTag t=_self]Extension:MetaKeywordsTag[/url]
stable - [url=http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:YetAnotherKeywords t=_self]Extension:YetAnotherKeywords[/url]
stable - [url=http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:MetaTags t=_self]Extension:MetaTags[/url]

If any of these work for you, please reply, I'll add it as a viable option to the [url=https://www.mywot.com/wiki/Verify_your_website t=_self]Verify your website[/url] article for other MediaWiki owners.

James.A
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RE: Claiming a wiki

Post by James.A » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:36 am

Hi Cog. Yes, I am aware of those extensions, and they should work for most operators of MediaWiki installations (so it may be worth adding it to the WOT wiki page). The issue with our setup is that we don't run the wiki: that's the role of the Wikimedia Foundation. We would need a file a request for a new extension which takes a very long time and is inefficient. Thanks for the tip anyway.

Thanks Timo; I'll go ahead and provide verification now.

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RE: Claiming a wiki

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