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I am originally from Cologne, Germany, Sol-3. I am now living in California and work for the Wikimedia Foundation.

This user's homeworld is mostly harmless.

I used to run the S23Wiki with MattisManzel and others.

S23 originally came from Seti23, a Seti@home-team dedicated to the number 23.

de-N Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-3 This user has advanced knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en fran├žais.


You can find me as 'mutante' on IRC on Freenode in #wikimedia-tech and other channels.

My Extensions

Custom Recent Changes (include RC pages of subwikis on the wiki),

MoonEdit Include (include text files edited via the MoonEdit program) and

RSS-Feed Include (include RSS newsfeeds in wiki pages) (Duesentrieb wrote a nice extended version of this, thanks.

Interwiki Links (automatically create interwiki links with <interwiki> tag.)

Random Fnord Extension (display random fnord messages)

Flickr Extension (insert images from Flickr)

Eggdrop script

I wrote an eggdrop tcl script for mediawiki.


I made some scripts that get statistics from Special:Statistics?action=raw pages and output wiki table syntax for lists of Mediawiki Projects like List_of_Wikipedias,List_of_Wikibooks,Wikiquote,Wiktionary with large tables that asked for a bot. I dont automatically post though, i just provide the updated table syntax here:

for Details see User:Mutante/Wikistats and:

Meanwhile this project runs on Wikimedia Labs.

Since we imported our wiki from an old usemod wiki we still had quite a few CamelCase pagenames, and also when changing the LocalSettings to allow case-sensitive pagenames, the chaos grew further. The search function that comes with mediawiki didnt seem to be very good for our purpose of finding page titles with similar names quickly, so i came up with this selfmade page title search. http://s23.org/pagesearch.html You can easily change it to work with your own mediawiki. Notice its made more for wiki admins (when doing maintenance) rather than for the normal wiki user.

Source code can be found here (front) and here (back).