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This page contains a list of software changes made to the Wiki. It does not include changes made to Special:Allmessages.



  • 21 March 2009
    • EditSubpages extension added.
    • Cite extension added.
    • Parser Extensions extension added.
  • 22 March 2009
    • SpamBlacklist extension added.
    • UsernameBlacklist extension added.
    • recaptcha extension added.
    • Gadgets extension added.
      • QPreview gadget added. (But doesn't appear to work.)
      • UTCLiveClock.js‎ gadget added.
  • 23 March 2009
    • Renameuser extension added.
    • deleterevision capability added to bureaucrat group.
  • 24 March 2009
    • Navigation popup gadget added, but isn't working.
    • Edittop gadget added.
    • Dynamic dates (inline linked dates, as in 24 March/March 24) enabled. (If both those dates don't read the same, set a date format in your preferences.)
  • 26 March 2009
    • User CSS and user Javascript enabled.
  • 29 March 2009
  • 31 March 2009
    • Senior member group given 'delete' (but not 'bigdelete') rights.
    • Delete limit set to 2 (requires 'bigdelete' right to delete pages with more than two revisions).
  • 24 July 2009
    • CheckUser extension added.
    • Nuke extension added.
  • 6 December 2009
    • Altered AjaxPreview to invoke Reftagger in its previews.
  • 11 December 2009
    • Semantic MediaWiki replaced with v.1.4.3 with customisations to the date type as used on CreationWiki.
  • 13 December 2009
    • Semantic Result Formats extension added. This provides additional formats for Semantic MediaWiki.
    • SpecialInterwiki extension added. This allows users to see the full list of interwiki prefixes.
    • Interwiki linking enabled for MediaWiki:Help (mwh), MediaWiki:Extensions (mwe), and Semantic MediaWiki:Help (smwh).
    • Maps extension added. It can display maps using Google maps and other mapping services (Yahoo Maps has not been enabled at this stage). The default is Google maps.
    • Semantic Maps extension added. This allows the semantic queries to use a map format.


  • Wed. 17th February, 2010Wed. February 17th, 2010
    • Maximum user name length set to 30 characters. [See 24th September 2010, below]
  • Fri. 27th August, 2010Fri. August 27th, 2010
  • Sat. 11th September, 2010Sat. September 11th, 2010
    • SpecialUploadLocal extension added. This extension, however, is only useful to someone with server access which effectively means just the site owner (it "uploads" from the server). It allows for bulk uploading of many files in one operation.
  • Sun. 12th September, 2010Sun. September 12th, 2010
  • Fri. 24th September, 2010Fri. September 24th, 2010
    • Maximum user name length set to 30 characters. 17th February setting was actually to signature length, and that has been reset to the default.
  • Sun. 26th September, 2010Sun. September 26th, 2010
    • Route extension upgraded with additional functionality.



  • Tue. 28th February, 2012Tue. February 28th, 2012
    • Disable page creation for non-auto-confirmed users, and set autoconfirmation to 3 minutes. Hopefully this will stymie most of the current crop of spammers without inconveniencing genuine new editors.
  • Thu. 15th March, 2012Thu. March 15th, 2012
    • Add extension TorBlock to try and stop spammers registering.
  • Mon. 14th May, 2012Mon. May 14th, 2012
  • Tue. 12th June, 2012Tue. June 12th, 2012
    • Disable new user names with numbers, to prevent many of the spammers.
  • Mon. 13th August, 2012Mon. August 13th, 2012
    • Require new user names to begin with a percent sign (which will be removed by an administrator) to again try and stop spammers registering.
  • Sun. 26th August, 2012Sun. August 26th, 2012
    • MediaWiki upgraded from version 1.14.0 to 1.19.1. See Upgrade to version 1.19.
    • AntiSpoof upgraded
    • CategoryTree upgraded from r44056 to latest version
    • CharInsert upgraded from r36357 to latest version
    • CheckUser upgraded from r44056 to 2.3
    • Cite upgraded from r37577 to latest version
    • ConfirmEdit upgraded to 1.1
    • EditSubpages removed, as the upgrade (from 3.0) produced an error
    • Gadgets upgraded from r43269 to latest version
    • Maps upgraded from 0.4.2 to 1.0.5
    • Nuke upgraded from r40309 to 1.1.4
    • ParserFunctions upgraded from 1.1.1 to 1.4.1
    • Poem upgraded from r44839 to latest version
    • Renameuser upgraded from r44056 to latest version
    • Semantic Maps upgraded from 0.4.2 to 1.0.5
    • Semantic MediaWiki upgraded from 1.4.3 to 1.7.1
    • Semantic Result Formats upgraded from 1.4.3 to 1.7.1
    • SpamBlacklist upgraded from r43089 to latest version
    • SpecialInterwiki (now just Interwiki) upgraded from r47067 to 2.2.20120525
    • StringFunctions removed, as ParserFunctions includes it (most of it at least)
    • TorBlock upgraded from r36018 to latest version
    • UploadLocal upgraded
    • User Merge and Delete upgraded from 1.6.1 to 1.6.31
    • Validator (0.4.13) added (required by SMW and Maps)
  • Mon. 27th August, 2012Mon. August 27th, 2012
    • Add extension WikiEdit (can be enabled in Special:Preferences>Editing)
    • Reftagger (Bible verses in pop-ups) have been re-enabled for Monobook, and also enabled in Vector. I should be able to do other skins if anyone wants them.
  • Tue. 28th August, 2012Tue. August 28th, 2012
    • Fixed display of gadget headings in Preferences.
    • Set timezone to UTC (prior to MW 1.16 this was the undocumented default, so it didn't need to be set before)
    • Show talk comments in local time gadget added.
    • UTC Live Clock and Navigation popups gadgets upgraded to (link to) current version. The problem with the latter is also fixed as a consequence.
  • Wed. 28th November, 2012Wed. November 28th, 2012
    • Ajax Preview gadget, which hasn't worked since attempt to upgrade with MediaWiki upgrade, now working.


  • Mon. 21st April, 2014Mon. April 21st, 2014
    • EditSubpages reinstalled and upgraded to version 3.2, and debugged to produce a fix, so it now appears to be working.
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