User talk:Nostromo

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Hi, welcome to my talk page. Please leave any questions or comments about this wiki, my edits, or anything else below.

Syntax Highlighting[edit]

There is an mediawiki extension to hightlight source code SyntaxHighlight GeSHi, perfect for your wiki! Daniel (daniel dot murygin at googlemail dot com)


Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the kind welcome message. When finding CodeCodex, I found it pretty interesting and thought it would be nice to contribute from time to time, especially Scheme as I don't see much of it here. -Laurent Van Winckel 20:14, 30 November 2006 (CET)



last night I started thinking that one ought to launch a project called WikiCode or something like that. Of course I searched the web for places like this one and I found at least three MediaWiki CodeWiki's. None of them had the licensing really specified (at least you say that you intend to have one).

I have looked into both Creative Commons and G*L and like them both since they preserve the freedom of the code (you are not allowed to take CC-free code or G*L-free code and then un-free it).

Creative Commons is easy to understand (as I see it) but G*L contains a lot of text and is complicated to read. But if you choose G*L you could just copy-paste from Wikipedia and from for example the source code of diff since I am pretty sure is licensed under some G*L.

If you are uncertain I would recommend contacting The Free Software Foundation and perhaps organize a code-wiki in collaboration with them.

The internet needs one humongous free CodeWiki! (Why not this one?)

Thanks, Per Erik Strandberg (01:40, 19 January 2007 (CST)) homepage User_Talk

Rosetta Code[edit]

Hi! I run Rosetta Code, a wiki I started a few weeks ago. It's eerily similar to Code Codex, which I hadn't heard of before. Yesterday, we hit the front page of Slashdot, and many pointed out sites similar to ours. Yours was one that was mentioned, so I thought I'd stop by and chat. The one big difference I see is that you don't have a license specified for your site, while ours is under a blanket GNU FDL.

With all the code sites out there, I'm going to have to add a links page.

I would like to ask a few questions about your infrastructure and server setup. We didn't survive the Slashdotting. Even on a Sunday morning, traffic was high enough that our hosting provider disabled the domain. We're still fixing things up on our new host, but I'd like to avoid having downtime like that again. Drop me a line at --Short Circuit 10:45, 22 January 2007 (CST)

I did add a links page, to which I added Code Codex. --Short Circuit 19:02, 31 January 2007 (CST)


Thanks for making me a sysop. I shall endeavour to use my powers responsibly. :) Ldo 00:24, 14 February 2007 (CST)

I have written a script called bulk_unspam for bulk deletion of spam postings and blocking of the users that created them. Feel free to test. :) Ldo 11:39, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Hey, is there a problem with my username?[edit]

I just discovered this place yesterday, and being the uncreative lout that I am I used my wikipedia screenname. But whenever I try to access my userpage or its talk page, the following error is generated:

Fatal error: Call to a member function getFullUrl() on a non-object in /home/codecode/public_html/wiki/extensions/SpecialWikiFeeds.php on line 943

Is it because of the question mark, and if so should I just make another account? Sorry for troubling you about something like this, and thanks if you respond. ~_~ --Why My Fleece? 18:22, 13 April 2007 (CDT)

Hi WMF? -- I just updated the server and added a note to your talk page. See my comments there. Welcome! -Nostromo 10:26, 16 April 2007 (CDT)
Ah, thank you for sorting that out. Sorry if it ends up causing you any inconveniences with the RSS. Thanks again (and I really am sorry if it causes you any any problems -- I'd hate to make you have to work just because I chose an odd username!) --Why My Fleece? 22:54, 16 April 2007 (CDT)
No worries! I just now let the creator of that extension know that there is a bug in their code -- hopefully they'll create a patch and then all will be good. -13:01, 17 April 2007 (CDT)

What do we do if a user creates a page for vandalism?[edit]

Yeah, it's me again, WMF. I was looking through the recent edit summary when I found this edit. Normally, I could just revert the edit and be done with it. But the user created the article, so only users with sysop privileges (such as yourself or Ldo) can actually do anything about it. Is there a place to report such vandalism besides administrators' user pages, or is this the only way? Sorry to come here twice in only a week, but this is the only thing I can think of besides maybe trying to write a real article out of that thing, which I am in no position to do (and am not sure if the subject even exists). Gratefully, Why My Fleece? 00:34, 21 April 2007 (CDT)

o_o Thanks![edit]

Thanks for making me an admin. I'll be sure to use my powers in a responsible manner and not abuse them. :D --Why My Fleece? 20:41, 22 April 2007 (CDT)

largest languages[edit]

That's the sidebar on the left, not editable by mundane users. With my contribs, Category:Perl should be there now. (unsigned comment by Daxim)

I already went ahead and changed it Nostromo.--Why My Fleece? 06:40, 16 June 2007 (CDT)


Hi Julius.

Regarding your idea about a "human test" (CAPTCHA?) for people posting articles with links: most of the spam attempts are done anonymously. Would it be too much, do you think, to ban anonymous edits, and require people to register? Then you could impose a CAPTCHA on the registration process.

Also a significant proportion of the spam consists of inserts with just about nothing but dozens and dozens of links. How hard would it be to have a script that watches out for such things, and either blocks such edits, or imposes another CAPTCHA at such a point?

Ldo 23:05, 21 August 2007 (CDT)

Feeds not working[edit]

Hey when I go to feed icon in my browser from any page on Code Codex, and go to either the RSS feed or Atom feed, my browser gives me an error message saying "XML Parsing Error: XML or text declaration not at start of entity" or something like that. Can you fix it? Thanks, -- 08:13, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Sure... checking it out now. Thanks for the tip. --Nostromo 14:18, 14 July 2009 (UTC)


Here is some additional information on the problem:

made changes[edit]

<> Added note that final part of calculation is clearly junk, probably vandalism it's so wrong, also suggested what's probably correct (taken from the javascript entry & modified to run in mssql, and that's what I used) FYI, jan