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User talk:David

reintroducing sidebar menu[edit]

Hi I see you've been trying to fix the sidebar extension so that it works for 1.25. If you need any help I can provide assistance! --Jonathan (talk) 12:31, 14 November 2015 (EST)

I've got it covered for now, thanks! I think I'll upload the source to githup seeing how the extension has not been maintained for 1.24+. Might be useful for other wikis. --David (talk) 17:04, 16 November 2015 (EST)

Who are we?[edit]

Hi David, how long has this site been around without me noticing it? I found it today when googling for an old chip I found in a drawer at work, the MB8855. I have previously been involved in the ChipDir-project which seems to have faded away, as well as in the HardwareBook. I will come back here and dump a lot of missing info I guess! --Uwezi (talk) 07:03, 28 February 2017 (EST)

Hey Uwe,
Awesome that you found us! It's always great to meet people who share similar interests. We started the site a few years ago, but it wasn't until last year that we really started getting the ball rolling with an attempt to detail all those old chips that have been pretty much been forgotten as well as some of the new stuff (most recently Zen/Kaby Lake). We being myself and a few friends who are also engineers in the field who have great passion for those chips/systems. We are currently trying to at least document the various chip families from each company. I've also been trying to get my hand on some old databooks so they could be digitized. So welcome to WikiChip! --David (talk) 12:03, 28 February 2017 (EST)

Email verification not working (2017Q1)[edit]

Hi David,

Email verification doesn't seem to be working: 'Unknown error in PHP's mail() function.' I tried stripping out the comment characters (which trip up some email address regexes) as well as resetting the address - both of attempts yielded the same error message. --Chipocalypse (talk) 16:03, 27 March 2017 (EDT)

Hi, thanks for letting me know. I think it should be fixed now. Looks like it was broken configs from when I upgraded recently. --David (talk) 18:27, 27 March 2017 (EDT)

SSL Cert expiring[edit]

Hey David, just a heads up the SSL Cert is about to expire! --At32Hz (talk) 13:57, 3 June 2017 (EDT)

It's been renewed. Thanks! --David (talk) 23:07, 3 June 2017 (EDT)

Telling google not to index parts of a page[edit]

Hey David, I need to not to index some of the mIRC pages (like the index templates such as https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/Template:mIRC_identifier_list ) in order to stop google coming up with every identifier page when you search for a specific identifier. To do this I need to insert specific HTML googleoff and googleon comments as per https://perishablepress.com/tell-google-to-not-index-certain-parts-of-your-page/ . How do I do this? Sophist (talk) 18:14, 2 October 2017 (EDT)

I thought I've done that. Let me double check. --David (talk) 18:35, 2 October 2017 (EDT)
Looks like I only had talk pages not indexed, I've extended it to template pages too. So Template:mIRC_identifier_list should not be indexed anymore either now. This is applied site-wide. --David (talk) 21:36, 2 October 2017 (EDT)
What I was intending is NOT the same as NOINDEX. NOINDEX applies to the whole page. What I am trying to do is exclude specific parts of the page (i.e. the bits that are repeated on every page) from the index. Sophist (talk) 03:18, 3 October 2017 (EDT)
ah just part of page. Unfortunately that's not possible. I don't think there is any way to cloak part of the page. Btw googleon/googleoff only works for custom google searches (like if someone embeds it in their website), it doesn't work for google.com itself. As a side note, comments get stripped by MediaWiki so no one can see them because they won't show up in the HTML on the site.
Is it really a big problem? Seems google is good enough to understand those links are repeated at every page and ignore them. Like if you search for "mirc $XXXXX identifier" I get the right page every time? --David (talk) 10:52, 3 October 2017 (EDT)
You can do it (for google at least) using HTML comments containing googleon and googleoff. But I am unable (or don't know how) to include html comments in the wiki generated html. Sophist (talk) 11:10, 3 October 2017 (EDT)
googleon/googleoff only works for Google Search Appliance (https://www.google.com/support/enterprise/static/gsa/docs/admin/70/gsa_doc_set/admin_crawl/preparing.html#1076243) it's not meant for google search bot/google.com search engine. See the comment on the link of the page you provided too --David (talk) 16:29, 3 October 2017 (EDT)

Thinking laterally (and I am not talking about moving the conversation back to left-margin), how about using user agent strings to exclude certain content - so when it's the googlebot or bingbot then you don't include these sorts of templates. Sophist (talk) 17:23, 3 October 2017 (EDT)