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I've reverted the page back to the older format. As before it needs no maintenance and automatically display links to new content. An automatically generated "On this day" would combine these virtues with (semi-)topical content, but a higher priority is to try to get it to refresh more often (it currently takes a few days). I've just made it refresh by changing the 15 results to a 16.

Excluding the imageless pages remains an aim, a longer job that it should have been, because of the messy way I wrote the SMW templates. -- Robin (talk) 18:13, 27 April 2023 (UTC)


Thinking about how to make this page more attractive, how about modifying the SMW code to exclude pages without an image or logo? This might also have a side effect of encouraging editors to give new pages an image, which is good practice. -- Robin (talk) 18:29, 10 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes, is improvement. -- Sunvalley (talk) 18:50, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
What about putting "recent edits" more prominent, as a button in the row of "documents, concepts, groups,people,events,years, etc?
And based on last year's question here, I thought it was just me... -- Robin (talk) 22:07, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

How about some of the features that appear on the wikipedia main page. I think they could make the page more attractive and engaging; like featured articles/images, what's in the news etc. - UKpeacelibertyfreedom (talk) 23:58, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

I've twice looked at this and recoiled in horror at so many [ and ]'s :-( Maybe time for another look... -- Robin (talk) 17:51, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
second the news section. Just use a format similar to our 2021 new years idea. Would really help more traffic imho. I could copy some fun facts e.g. birthdays to social media - injection needle theory or smth --Jun (talk)

As we had two "aye" from me and User:UKpeacelibertyfreedom, User:Robin, there appears to be a positive consensus, but it appears you never gave us a answer. I do believe the new years 2021>2022 try-out of this went good. I'd like to try it. If anyone objects, I'd like to hear it, otherwise I'll just see that as a green light, and we'll try it out sometime. --Jun (talk) 06:31, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

The new front page design looks good and very fresh when viewed on a PC! Maybe the list of "latest edits" should be a bit more prominent, but no need to change that now.

Terje (talk) 09:21, 23 May 2022 (UTC)---


PS: Refresh the page by pressing the refresh button. Changing that number in the source code doesn't work in current format. --Jun (talk) 12:48, 23 May 2022 (UTC).

I've added news cycle timelines along with our top 5 most viewed pages for this year under the permanent timeline, Terje wanted to add to Ukraine (and Robin to COVID-19) or some page this year. As visual images were a request from Robin as well. I'm trying to program the Semantic wiki to make everything smaller for Terje's request, but I'm time constrained and halting it here for this month. So. Feel free to help me make it smaller or edit it to your liking.

Things I was thinking about for later; adding a monthly video to YT in a small preview box on the page. Sunvalley could maybe do that, or could be something we think needs to be seen this month. --Jun (talk) 12:54, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

How to refresh this page (Administrators only)

Some edits to the source refresh this page. I just did it by changing '15' to '16'. I'm not sure why all edits don't refresh it. -- Robin (talk) 21:11, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

I'm able to refresh the main page just by clicking refresh, it seems. No probs whatsoever. --Jun (talk)

Am I the only one able to refresh this by clicking refresh? I do have that feeling, seeing the main page only updated when I refresh it. --Jun (talk) 13:36, 31 March 2022 (UTC)


This has not been reliably rendering as a tabstrip for me 100% of the time. I think it's possibly browser dependent. Is it rendering OK for you? -- Robin (talk) 14:50, 27 July 2021 (UTC)

Actually, I do remember odd behavior for non-standard characters, or display of <ref> in unexpected places, such as properties. That might be it. Anyway: -- Robin (talk) 16:21, 27 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Chromium - 2021-07-27 - Top tab rendered above the rest, which are normally tabbed, so the page is twice as tall as it should be

Are we gonna do a "happy new year" banner on the main page, and maybe smth like a news overview (similar to wikipedia?) similar to the "topics in the news" banner of this page; Or maybe copy the 2021 page for a 2 days? --Jun (talk) 12:16, 29 December 2021 (UTC)

Good idea. Let's improve the 2021 page and link there. -- Robin (talk) 18:41, 30 December 2021 (UTC)


What does the title "Main Page" add to the coverpage? -- Robin (talk) 10:07, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Nothing, but we're stuck with it just now. The No Title Extension crashes the site. There is probably a simple solution but I haven't looked for it yet --Peter (talk) 10:17, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
Fixed --Peter (talk) 10:49, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Is there a list of articles with no content in the bio? I am working on filling in missing bios but they are somewhat hard to ID. There are a lot of outstanding VIPs especially for the more recent bilderberg meetings. -- Dan (talk) 02:01, 18 August 2019 (EST)

We don't really do static lists, since it's too much work to maintain them. To generate live lists (this is how Template:SMWDocs works), you need to go to Special:Ask, the interface to semantic querying. It's very flexible once you learn the syntax to type into the Condition box. Here are some to get started:
* Any page who describing a person: [[Has objectClass::Person]]
* Any page with less than 512 bytes of content: [[Has revisionSize::<<512]]
* Any page (i.e. anyone) who attended the 2019 Bilderberg: [[-Has participant::Bilderberg/2019]]
* Anyone who attended 8 Bilderbergs: [[Has bilderbergCount::8]]
* Anyone who attended the 201? Bilderberg: [[-Has participant::~Bilderberg/201?]]
* Anyone who attended any Bilderberg: [[-Has participant::~Bilderberg/*]]
These can be stacked, so for anyone who attended the Bilderberg since 2010, has attended at least 5 Bilderbergs, and has a page with less than 512 bytes of content:
[[-Has participant::~Bilderberg/201?]][[Has bilderbergCount::>5]][[Has revisionSize::<<512]]

A good place to see what sort of queries are possible is at Alternatively, if you've any particular queries you'd like to make, feel free to post to my talk page. -- Robin (talk) 19:54, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Another approach would be to make a project of giving each Bilderberger of interest a description (add {{!}}description=... to that person template at the top of the page). This sets the line of text that appears in the Participants section of each Bilderberg meeting, so it's easy to see who is missing a still description (most of them). -- Robin (talk) 20:02, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Statistics broken

The statistics (Pwiki stats) are broken, and have been for a week now. Terje (talk) 23:51, 25 May 2023 (UTC)

Is this a browser cache issue? How are they broken? It looks OK to me. -- Robin (talk) 17:02, 26 May 2023 (UTC)

How interesting. They don't work in my firefox, but can be seen just fine with other browsers!

Terje (talk) 23:53, 26 May 2023 (UTC)