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This page will be used to keep users up to date about the progress of BrillyuntWiki.

New Users

Basturt Spammers have hit us again so Edit functions and Registration have been temporarily removed until we clean up their shite.

Apologies tae any real users blocked by accident when we nuked them.


Edit should be working for registered Users again


Added Extension:Collection to allow Users to create books. --BrillyuntWebby (talk) 10:23, 8 February 2014 (GMT)

Default Skin

Changed the default skin to 'vector'

Users can change the skin in their User Preferences if they prefer one of the old styles. --Fannybaws (talk) 18:18, 6 February 2014 (GMT)

Open for business (part 2)

Re-opened after a long holiday and updated to the latest MediaWiki version :)

New Extension - CategoryTree

Re-enabled CategoryTree after updating to latest version --BrillyuntWebby (talk) 18:01, 6 February 2014 (GMT)

New Extension - Google Maps

No longer using this extension, replaced by Maps

New Template - Infobox Person

Use for adding some details of a person to a page.

Full usage instructions can be seen when viewing the template.

Open for business (part 1)

We think we are now at the stage where we can open BrillyuntWiki to a wider audience and as a first step a message will be posted on the Brillyunt forum inviting users (and guests) in there to join up.

We still have some work to do on the admin side, but opening up to others will give us a better view of where this will lead and what we need to do.

Any new users joining up should not be afraid to add new, or edit existing, pages.

GO FOR IT <smile>
Webmaster 18:53, 23 November 2007 (GMT)

Style Guides

Started working on the main page and layout for the style guides.

These will contain some guidance (not rules!) for page styles.

Webmaster 18:39, 23 November 2007 (GMT)

New Template - Infobox Poem

Used for Poem or Song Lyrics.

Full usage instructions can be seen when viewing the template.

Amended this template so that the author name is added as a category
Webmaster 20:44, 21 November 2007 (GMT)
Amended again to remove the author name as a category. We're re-thinking this!
Webmaster 19:02, 22 November 2007 (GMT)
amended to show the author name as a link
Webmaster 14:59, 25 November 2007 (GMT)

Jakies Bar

Jakey's Bar is now open.

New Server

Moved this wiki to a new server and updated to latest version so we can use all the new functions.

New Extension - EmbedVideo

Added the EmbedVideo extension to BrillyuntWiki.

Check the new BrillyuntWiki:Embed video page for details of this extension.

New Template - DeleteRequest

Template:DeleteRequest is designed to to allow users to flag up pages they think should be deleted.

This template adds a message at the top of the page saying why the user thinks the page should be deleted, and adds the page to the Delete Requests Category for Sysops to action.

Webmaster 20:02, 31 October 2007 (GMT)

New Template - WarningEdit

Template:WarningEdit is designed to be added at the top of every other template - it warns the would-be editor to check how many pages he/she could break by changing it.

Webmaster 14:20, 30 October 2007 (GMT)

New Template - WorkInProgress

Template:WorkInProgress should be used if you are writing a big article and don't have time to finish it in one session.

Webmaster 14:20, 30 October 2007 (GMT)

New template - HTML 1

Normal editors should not normally us this one, but its handy for Sysops to edit some of the special pages.

I don't think this template needs any instructions in here - the instructions are included in the template?

Usage is {{HTML 1|logo|logoside|text}}

Check it Here


I have edited the settings so that GMT is used in signatures etc.

Webmaster 14:08, 28 October 2007 (GMT)

Review Template

We have added a Review Template (Template:Review)

Webmaster 14:05, 28 October 2007 (GMT)

What does it do?

When added to a page, the Review Template flags that the author or last editor is unsure of the accuracy of the information. It shows a box on the page inviting other users to review and correct the article.

Like this...

It also automatically adds the article to the Review Category.

How do I use it?

If you are unsure about the accuracy of an article you have written, type {{Review}} on a line on its own at the top of the article.

If you are disputing the accuracy of someone else's article then you can also edit and add {{Review}} at the top.

When marking a page for review it would be helpful if you added a comment to the Discussion page of the article to say what you think may be inaccurate and why.

What to do after reviewing

If you review a page and edit it to provide accurate information then remove the {{Review}} line from the source code.

The same applies if you review a page and believe that the information is correct and doesn't need any further edits or reviews.