doran wrote:These guys did most of it:
Ichthus wrote:There might have to be some tweaking on the templates to get them to work, but it shouldn't do anything major. We'd just be adding in a namespace tag in the middle of the URL like changing [[TBFGK 138:3]] to [[Comic:TBFGK_138:3]]. So links would be updated (and the auto-generated links in the pages). So, figure a week or two of upheaval while things get moved and then it should be fine. --Ichthus
SteveMB wrote:There's still some housekeeping stuff (i.e. category tagging) to be done on the panel pages. Once that's done, we can figure out exactly how to work out the details to minimize the upheaval and then request a new (I suppose the name would be "Comic") namespace for the page/frame/text pages to separate them out and allow them to be separately searched and random-accessed.
raphfrk wrote:There are quite a few files to move. Each panel (say average 6 per page) has associated pages. There would probably be 1000+ pages to move. Does a moved page still count as a redirect in the old namespace?
Anyway, if a page is created as "Comic: xyz", does that put it into the "Comic" namespace? I was under the impression that admin level support is required for additional name spaces.
Ichthus wrote:Also, just because you create a comic with the "Comic:" prefix, doesn't create the namespace. Creating a namespace must be done in the config files of the wiki. You should be able to do the rest of it ahead of time though (should... I'm not an expert on MediaWiki, I've just done a little research at times) in case people want to get it moving.
SteveMB wrote:If I'm reading it correctly, the "Dealing with existing pages" section of the Custom Namespaces help page indicates that renaming pages ahead of time (before the new namespace is created) may complicate things.
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