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The noticeboard is a place to request help and new features for relatively minor issues, alongside announcements of changes. Obviously, fairly major issues should still be discussed in the forum. Please start a new section at the bottom of each section for each issue and sign your messages with ~~~~

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A14 Named Junctions

The first junction should be Catthorpe but instead it appears as Dock Spur (which happens to be the name of the last junction). I've looked at the source code and it appears correct, so I don't know why the wrong name is being rendered on the page. --Median 10:34, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

I think I've fixed that now - it's a common issue that I'd forgotten about, but hopefully that will now be solved. Could people check it's OK before I roll out the change to other junction list pages? Steven 11:37, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Citing sources

How do I cite sources, like how I do it on Wikipedia? Unfortunately the ref tags don't work here and I was going to use the ref tags to expand Philips Lighting. --Little owl (talk) 16:32, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

You can see how I've done it on C120 - currently I can't think of a better way. I would like the functionality from wikipedia to be ported, which I assume is just porting templates, but I haven't been able to figure out what to to date. C2r (talk) 16:50, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
I know this wiki is using a very old version of MediaWiki, and importing Wikipedia templates requires the GeoData and Scribunto extensions from MediaWiki. --Little owl (talk) 11:44, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

We can't just import Wikipedia templates, just as ours can't be copied there. The differing licenses don't allow it. Steven (talk) 17:03, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, perhaps templates is the wrong word... mediawiki 1.21 and above comes with extension:cite which has templates built into it. This wouln't be importing wikipedia templates but making use of later mediawiki templates I think. We're running mediawiki 1.20.5 so don't have these currently C2r (talk) 22:34, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
The Cite extension is exactly what I need, but it does require SABRE to upgrade to at least MediaWiki 1.27.4 or later since 1.20.5 is no longer supported - bear in mind that some extensions listed in Special:Version are also no longer supported or have better replacements. --Little owl (talk) 13:10, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

With the upgrade now complete, I think now is the time to bring in the Cite, GeoData and Scribunto extensions. --Little owl (talk) 11:56, 2 May 2018 (BST)

It's on the list - we're still fiddling with templates to make everything work the way it did before the upgrade at the moment, but it's something I'll be targeting shortly after the appointed officers for the year are put in place following the recent elections - assuming I'm still one, of course! C2r (talk)
Thought I might chip in as a frequent Wikipedia editor. If this wiki is not for profit it is fine to import templates over here, besides, code cannot be copyrighted. A few templates and extensions would be needed, alongside tweaking the common.js. Even using Wikipedia templates on for profit wikis is allowed, look at Fandom for example. – Berrely | TalkContribs 18:16, 6 September 2020 (BST)
Copyright is most certainly valid on code! I'm not sure where you have that idea from, but one quite conversation with, say, Microsoft or Apple's law teams might dissuade that notion. We aren't Wikipedia, and templates from over there should not be imported here. We do not have the same licensing as Wikipedia, and theirs and ours are incompatible. Steven (talk) 18:54, 6 September 2020 (BST)
What license is this wiki under? – Berrely | TalkContribs 19:31, 6 September 2020 (BST)

Usage of AutoWikiBrowser on this wiki

AutoWikiBrowser is a tool (if you don't know what it does look it up) that helps perform quick tasks in bulk. Are there any policies on using the tool on this wiki? – Berrely | TalkContribs 17:52, 6 September 2020 (BST)

Yes, you have to be added to the appropriate groups, and it is generally only permitted for the most experienced of users of the SABRE Wiki. What are you looking to use AWB for? Steven (talk) 17:57, 6 September 2020 (BST)
Thanks for responding! I wasn't planning on using it, but thought if I become quite active on this wiki it may be useful. I would use it to fix typos, etc. – Berrely | TalkContribs 18:09, 6 September 2020 (BST)


I noted that there doesn't seem to be an outdent template here, so I created one based on that of Wikipedia's (see User:Berrely/Outdent) I made two versions. Version 1:
and version 2:
please feel free to leave your opinions on this. (currently the second one is not changeable as I don't know the equivalent of something similar toif empty is here.) – Berrely | TalkContribs 18:01, 7 September 2020 (BST)

Development, back-end improvements and templates are discussed on the "Developing SABRE Wiki and Maps" forum rather than here. As a piece of advice, you will get a generally wider response if you follow SABRE's conventions rather than trying to force Wikipedia's here. Steven (talk) 19:20, 7 September 2020 (BST)
I wasn't trying to force any conventions, just thought it may be of use. If not, thank's for the feedback! – Berrely | TalkContribs 19:34, 7 September 2020 (BST)
Part of the reason is that we're integrated with the forums, so we don't really use the talk pages - you'll note that mainly if you click on a talk page, e.g. Talk:A14 you'll see that we use them to link back to forum threads. So some of the stuff we do is like wikipedia, but other things we do is in a different way for different reasons. I hope that makes sense C2r (talk) 08:03, 8 September 2020 (BST)

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