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nice. Michael :) Michael (talk) ^^

Image transclusion

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Thanks, Mark, it's on there now! Khris.soden (talk) 12:25, 27 July 2010 (PDT)

Formatting multiple items

I think this will do it, not 100% sure though. -kotra (talk) 19:46, 20 September 2010 (PDT)

Old news organizing

Thanks Mark! You can't believe how long I've been procrastinating on doing that task. :-)

- WikiMaster (talk) 19:50, 7 January 2011 (PST)

need support for PDX11 finance wiki

Hi Mark,

I volunteered to help create a wiki for the PDX11-Finance Network group for community support of Software business development. (BTW- Ted Earnest will be tapped by city | PDC for some stuff on their side around community economic development, per Skip Newberry.)

Anyway, tonight at wiki Wednesday, I have about a half hour I can be there. I want to create a list of desired attributes in a wiki I can send to the group for them to describe their desires of use and content. My intention is that from their response, I can find some wiki types that fit, and begin making the wiki.

Also, I am sure as a new wiki administrator, there are a few tips and tricks that I should know about stepping into the role that might be available.

I don't have much time to time ruminate and explore. I need to bring something close to finished to the table in a month or three weeks, so am hoping for a fast shot from someone who that knows business-world community for wiki constraints.

If you will be at Ace, I will be there, but can't stay long. Which will be a blessing because we would cover ground fast ;-)

Calendar Extension For News

Hey Mark! Saw that you're experimenting around with the calendar extension. Your idea of looking at using it for the news blurbs, as well as events, is a good one. I haven't had the chance to look at different configuration options too carefully. What would be nice is if we could:

config titles (so that the ugly-looking Mycalendar 2011 3 19 changes to something like Saturday | March 19, 2011 or anything else that's more useful than the default)
set up blurb feeds on the front page, as well as sending the full story to an appropriate page destination, maybe with a URL structure something like:
Template:News/Archive/February 2011/Monday | February 28, 2011

What do you think? -Dave Myers

In theory that sounds great. I see easiest being just adding a header for day and date in weird format - PortlandWiki Calendar 2011 3 19 - look forward to pairing on this with you. Best, MarkDilley


Hey Mark:
You might consider registering and if you can swing it (both of which were available when I checked earlier this morning). I would, but am too broke right now. They might come in handy as organizing tools in upcoming days, weeks or months.
-Dave Myers

Reply to your comment about red links being good forum.

Call it good or bad. Consider it a personal beef against not following through.

So you're the culprit! ;)

Front page

Hi Mark, I saw the tweet about fixing the "Front page layout disaster":!/PortlandWiki/status/57128802895151105

Was that you? I would be glad to assist but what did you have in mind? It does look kind of chaotic and cluttered but what do you think would be ideal? Anyway thanks for trying to get the front page looking better, it's long overdue. -kotra (talk) 20:53, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Dave's an idiot: Sorry guys, when I sent out that tweet, I was joking about some of the changes to the front page I made. Meant to follow through with another tweet making that clearer. Forgot. Sorry! :-/ - Dave Myers 02:11, 12 April 2011 (UTC)


You dang butt! I hate you so much!!! >;(

-kotra (talk) 17:46, 21 May 2011 (PDT)

mark mark

okay, I want to think about this. it is a necessary and good thing. are they all over the place as I suspected?

Wiki wonkiness

Hi Mark, ever since about an hour ago we've been experiencing some inoperability of some functions of the wiki (for example, the feeds on the main page, and the points updating for profiles). Dave and I are investigating. Just a heads up in case you know of any reason why it might be occurring or if you notice Dave or me reverting IPs or doing other testing things without explanation. -kotra (talk) 21:17, 23 May 2011 (PDT)


sorry about that Dave, I did a brief check and it seemed not to be in use. Best, MarkDilley

No sweat, Mark! If this discovery resolves some of the anomalies kotra and I spotted yesterday evening, I'm overjoyed. :-) -- Dave Myers 13:25, 24 May 2011 (PDT)
PS - I'm going to copy kotra on this response to alert him that we may have discovered at least part of the database issues we were struggling with... WikiMaster (talk) 13:25, 24 May 2011 (PDT)

Photo ID

Hi Mark. I was thinking that I could edit the file name after I loaded them all. Guess not. I screwed up the color balance on most of those, with a bad setting. Oh well.

Misspelled on purpose to invite new people to change it :-)

Hi David, I did it on purpose and left an edit summary letting folks know. Hopefully the people I am inviting to this space will see it and correct it. So I reverted your edit :-) Let me know what you think of that. Best, MarkDilley

Thanks Mark! I finally gathered that after you reverted the edit. :-) See you soon! --WikiMaster (talk) 19:51, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Extension:Semantic Social Profile

-WikiMaster (talk) 17:34, 12 August 2011 (UTC)


Hi Mark, and thanks for the welcome. Just really happy to stumble across this resource, and I imagine we'll meet face-to-face before too long. all best! --Lockley (talk) 22:56, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Portland Union Wiki

Hey Mark, I'm thinking about providing an alternate to camel case on PortlandUnionWiki...
[[PortlandUnionWiki|Portland Union Wiki]]
...on some union-related pages to make union stuff easier to search and find. Unfortunately, PortlandWiki's current search capabilities aren't too great at picking out words from a string of CamelCased words. Hope that's OK with you.
--dave myers 03:10, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
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