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Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia. Pages pulled up using Wikipedia have no extension and can be viewed with View Source so does this mean their pages are htm? What part does php play in the Wikipedia system? Can a MySql db be converted over to a wiki style database? Are the wiki pages in some kind of database like MySql and then returned out to an htm page?

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I believe it uses what ever is after the / as a variable php or some server side must be used to search a database and bring up the page.
 

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What happens when you lose your tech and then you lose your support? What happens when you even lose they part of you that makes you...a guy? If you don't have any tech, and you don't have any support, and you don't have any guy...what is there?

Wow, I was asking just a technical question and then I got a lot of opinions, and not so objective opinions. Tell you what, why don't we all put down the joints, lay off the pills, and just chill out for a while. Like think about the universe, or trees, or birds, or grass. Well, maybe not grass since you all are probably...

Chill, be free, listen to some funk or whatever stirs your sinuses.

Is this board moderated?
 
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lol they have stopped letting new users and none members edit some articals now. And the site is heavily moderated, we changed the entry about our school to say that it was a mental instution and it was changed back and the school ip banned with in 10mins.
 
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lol ive reported the thread it will be sorted out soon dw :)

I tried to give you a technical response :)
 

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nick0219,

I've removed yet another of your foul mouthed posts. The use of the board's censors or putting the ****s in yourself is still not appropriate. Anyone can fill in the blanks. This is a family oriented site and this behaviour will not be tolerated.

Consider this your final warning. Any more instances and your account will be banned permanently without further notice.
 

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HowdeeDoodee said:
Is this board moderated?
Yes but we can't be everywhere at once. It is much more helpful if members would report such incidents so action may be taken as swiftly as possible.
 

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HowdeeDoodee said:
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia. Pages pulled up using Wikipedia have no extension and can be viewed with View Source so does this mean their pages are htm? What part does php play in the Wikipedia system?
Everything is stored in a database. The pages are in HTML code but they are not stored as HTML files. They are pulled from the database. PHP is what it is coded in.

Can a MySql db be converted over to a wiki style database?
Thats a wrong question. :D

No such thing as a "wiki style database" a database is just a place where text is stored and retrieved. The storing and retirving is done with PHP from the MySQL database while the styling is done with HTML and CSS.

Your last question has been answered by the above.

I hope I answered all your questions. :)

If not just ask away. :) (y)

namenotfound said:
Wikipedia is the scum of the Internet.
There donations amount (and me) would disagree with you. :)

Cookiegal said:
Yes but we can't be everywhere at once.
I can only be one place at a time. :eek: :)

Edit: Now that I've read this thread more carefully I'm wondering whats up with the Wikipedia bashing. :confused:
 
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