Talk:Main Page

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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)


Effective immediately, pages will only be shown in the people tab if they have an image. In cases where no image can be found, use person.gif (Person.gif). -- Robin (talk) 22:37, 2 July 2017 (IST)


The aim remains to showcase the best of Wikispooks content, for people who are new to the site. (Regular visitors and editors can use Special:RecentChanges


Any thoughts on the following ideas would be welcome:

  1. Removing all Stubs from the front page
  2. Moving the "" tab to the left and making it the top one by default
  3. More information about the pages, such as the page description

-- Robin (talk) 04:54, 5 September 2016 (IST)

  1. Agreed - but a separate stubs tab towards the RH end would be good.
  2. Not sure about this. If Edits excludes Stubs, then it is a good indicator of current content activity. Whereas the rated pages will remain relatively static.
  3. Good in principle but some descriptions are multi-line so general appearance may be a bit irratic. Suck it and see I guess.
--Peter P (talk) 10:04, 6 September 2016 (IST)
  1. ✓ Stubs are now gone (more or less) from the left most 7 tabs. The SMW formatting takes a while to be processed, so very new pages (white "doc" icon) may be stubs.
  2. ✓ OK, the "" tab stays as #2, to keep the coverpage changing.
  3. Two possible ways to handle information overload are:
  1. A tooltip
  2. A fixed # leading characters
-- Robin (talk) 10:25, 9 September 2016 (IST)