Wiki Administration

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Welcome to the RepRap wiki administration page. RepRap wiki editors and sysops fight a constant battle for site simplicity, consistent design/navigation and declutter. This page provides some links to help us coordinate our efforts.

Wiki Administrators

You -- yes, you, dear reader -- can help administer this wiki by creating new pages describing new extruder designs, new pages describing new microcontroller firmware, etc.; and also editing pretty much any page on the wiki to extend and improve and categorize them.

  • "Special:ListUsers&group=sysop" gives the up-to-the-second list of current Wiki sysops -- it's more up-to-date than the Admin page. But really -- there's very little they can do that you cannot do.

Administrative Categories

Site Notices

Commonly used Special Pages

  • Special:Lonelypages - a list of pages that are not linked to on this wiki. These should either be merged, deleted or linked to. Please tag them appropriately.

Wiki-on-wiki discussion about the RepRap wiki as a whole:

open questions

Certain editors have been putting general information that applies to many specific developments in the "category:" namespace. For example, "category: DriveTrains" and "category: MillingToolheads". That is nice because we get both together on the same page -- the general information, and the automagically generated list of all specific developments tagged with that category.

Other editors put general information that applies to many specific developments in the main namespace. They keep the corresponding category page nearly empty (except for the automagically generated list). For example, "Extruded Aluminum" and its corresponding category "category: aluminum". That is nice because it allows people who type stuff in the "search" box on any page to find that general information -- by default, such searches don't find stuff in the "category:" namespace.

Is there some way to combine the advantages of both approaches?

If I understand you correctly, creating a page "Aluminium" should combine both approaches. The pages contents would be a redirect to category:Aluminium and/or (both possible) a well visible link to the category. --Traumflug 10:42, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that solves the bigger problem -- currently pages like "category: MillingToolheads" do not normally show up directly in the list of search results, even when I type the exact name "MillingToolheads" in the search box. Your proposal to create a page in the main namespace with the same name that redirects to that category would fix that problem.
Alas, that does not solve the smaller problem -- currently pages like "category: MillingToolheads" do not normally show up directly in the list of search results, even when I type words or exact phrases that occur on that category page, such as "flex shaft" (including the quotes). Your proposal doesn't help this smaller problem.
One way to fix this smaller problem is to put all the text on the main page (where the search can find it), then transclude the text from main page onto the corresponding category page. For example, I put {{:RepStrap}} in the category:RepStrap article.
Is there a better way?
--DavidCary 12:18, 25 March 2013 (UTC)


Has the <math>TeX</math> extension recently been disabled? Pages with <math></math> tags currently aren't being rendered correctly. Some people are replacing the math tags with a series of <sub></sub> and other tags.[1] That makes that one page look better in the short term. Perhaps enabling TeX (and reverting those changes) would make all the pages look better in the long term? --DavidCary (talk) 05:53, 18 September 2013 (PDT)

Done. I see that TeX is working now. Thank you! --DavidCary (talk) 09:20, 5 May 2014 (PDT)


The <ref>...</ref> <references /> tags described at WP:CITEFOOT currently do not yet work on the RepRap wiki.

Is it worth enabling the MediaWiki:"Extension:Cite" to make them work? --DavidCary (talk) 09:20, 5 May 2014 (PDT)

ParserFunctions extension

Hello, i see this mediawiki site don't have the ParserFunctions extension installed. Is it possible to install it (better for use some template more sexy) ? some usage --Phd0 (talk) 13:21, 19 May 2015 (PDT)