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I have updated [[Template talk:Waypoint|the waypoint template]] to support an optional second parameter, which will be used as the link text if it exists. If no second parameter is provided, then it uses the waypoint name as the link text, just like before.
== Site Updates ==
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===New Main Page===
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I spiffed up the main page a little with a new layout.  There are currently 6 featured categories on the main page.  This does not mean that these will be the only main categories. Justa new layout.  Please feel free to create and edit new categories as you see fit.
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:--[[User:BigWhiteTruck|BigWhiteTruck]] 23:05, 12 January 2006 (EST)
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===Waypoint Marking===
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<table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
I've added an easy way to make a link to a cache page via waypoint.  the waypoint template takes care of it for us now.  Just put code like this in your article:
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<tr>
<pre>{{waypoint|GCPVKM}}</pre>
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<th>What it looks like</th>
It will make a link like this:
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<th>What you type</th>
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</tr><tr>
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<td>{{waypoint|GCPVKM}}</td>
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<td><pre><nowiki>{{waypoint|GCPVKM}}</nowiki></pre></td>
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</tr><tr>
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<td>{{waypoint|GCPVKM|Crack the Code}}</td>
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<td><pre><nowiki>{{waypoint|GCPVKM|Crack the Code}}</nowiki></pre></td>
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</tr>
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</table>
  
{{waypoint|GCPVKM}}
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[[User:NiraD|niraD]] 20:01, 9 February 2007 (EST)
  
--[[User:BigWhiteTruck|BigWhiteTruck]] 15:13, 28 December 2005 (EST)
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I have created a similar [[Template talk:Gcuser|gcuser template]] that will link to a user profile at Geocaching.com.
  
===Spammers===
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<table border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
Spammers have begun to attack this wiki.  Go view some of the revisions to pages like the Main Page, or even the help page, you will see for yourself.  As of right now I am employing a link blacklist on edits, if you try to make an edit that includes a link that matches the blacklist, your edit is denied.  The blacklist I am using is available at [http://blacklist.chongqed.org/].  Nightly, a new copy of the list is downloaded to help protect us going forward.  Hopefully this will help until the spammers get smarter.
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<tr>
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<td>{{gcuser|Jeremy}}</td>
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<td><pre><nowiki>{{gcuser|Jeremy}}</nowiki></pre></td>
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</tr><tr>
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<td>{{gcuser|Jeremy|Jeremy (Founder, Groundspeak)}}</td>
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<td><pre><nowiki>{{gcuser|Jeremy|Jeremy (Founder, Groundspeak)}}</nowiki></pre></td>
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</tr>
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</table>
  
Please be on the lookout for links hidden in pages.  Most of the spammers are inserting the links in invisible divs at the bottom of the page s that we don't even notice them, but search engines still pick them up, which is what the spammers are hoping for.  When editing a page, please make a habit of scrolling down to the bottom of the edit box before you save.
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[[User:NiraD|niraD]] 19:24, 15 February 2007 (EST)
====Sysops Fighting Spam====
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I am starting to grant sysop priveleges to major contributors because that brings with it the ability to ban ips and users, also to rollback changes automatically.  ''If you find yourself on this list, please read [[Help:How to revert a page to an earlier version|about reverting pages]].''
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*'''[[User:BlueNinja|BlueNinja]]''': Spam cop lately. Also an active contributor.
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I am also considering requiring logging in to edit pages.  I really don't want to do that, we will see.
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--[[User:BigWhiteTruck|BigWhiteTruck]] 13:25, 27 Nov 2005 (EST)
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====SpamBlacklist====
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After much struggling, [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SpamBlacklist_extension SpamBlacklist] has been installed.  Sysops that see spam getting through can add the urls to our [[MediaWiki:SpamBlacklist|local blacklist page]], which is a supplement to the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Spam_blacklist WikiMedia blacklist], that we are also using to block spam.
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===New Version===
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This wiki has been chugging along quite nicely on MediaWiki 1.4.1, but it is time for a change.  I am in the process of updating to 1.5.2  ''(You may have noticed that the /w/ in the edit urls has changed to /w141/. pretty soon it will become /w152/ then you will know it's done)''.  Hopefully this will go smoothly.
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--[[User:BigWhiteTruck|BigWhiteTruck]] 21:16, 27 Nov 2005 (EST)
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'''Update:'''
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The new version install seems to have gone smoothly.  Seems like everything is good.
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--[[User:BigWhiteTruck|BigWhiteTruck]] 00:01, 28 November 2005 (EST)
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===other updates===
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#File uploading is now enabled, let's see those pics!
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#*[[Cacheopedia:image use policy|image use policy]] <-- how to do automatic thumbnails, what's appropriate, etc.
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#I did some updating to the Main Page and elsewhere.
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#I changed the logo from the flower to the cacheopedia book.
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--[[User:BigWhiteTruck|BigWhiteTruck]] 21:16, 27 Nov 2005 (EST)
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Latest revision as of 00:24, 16 February 2007

I have updated the waypoint template to support an optional second parameter, which will be used as the link text if it exists. If no second parameter is provided, then it uses the waypoint name as the link text, just like before.

What it looks like What you type
GCPVKM
{{waypoint|GCPVKM}}
Crack the Code
{{waypoint|GCPVKM|Crack the Code}}

niraD 20:01, 9 February 2007 (EST)

I have created a similar gcuser template that will link to a user profile at Geocaching.com.

Jeremy
{{gcuser|Jeremy}}
Jeremy (Founder, Groundspeak)
{{gcuser|Jeremy|Jeremy (Founder, Groundspeak)}}

niraD 19:24, 15 February 2007 (EST)

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