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Author Topic: Searching for images in the Wiki categories  (Read 574 times)

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Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« on: December 22, 2010, 02:53:48 PM »
Is there a way to do this? Either by uploader name or by file name, even a dates window?

I have quite a lot of images on E's server space and quite often I find I want to go use one but it takes ages to find it by scanning through the pages at 200 images a go. Note the images do not seem to be in alphabetical order; there seems to be one alphanumeric list, then a second one afterwards... I think this may be linked to unused usernames but even so it makes it a slow process to find anything by scrolling through the pages.

Maybe there is a search function other than for pages, in which case please tell me where as I can't see it.

Thankies.

Offline Soran

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 03:38:07 PM »
Yes, I believe there is.
When in Elluiki click on the search tab (menu on the left). In the advanced search, you can put your username and check the 'file' box, that should bring up the images you have uploaded (at least the ones with your username in the title). Hope that helps.

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 03:42:49 PM »
That only seems to bring up files where my username is written in the file description. Such as "Here is my character Roger Smith, used in the game 'Sugar Daddy' played with Haibane."

Offline Soran

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 03:57:30 PM »
Okay hun, try this. When in Elluiki click on 'My contributions' right at the top on the right hand side of the page, that should bring up all of your activity on Elluiki.

Offline HaibaneTopic starter

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 04:27:28 PM »
Ah, yes. That'll do nicely. Thank you!

I take it, other than that there is no searchable database for images though?

Offline Soran

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 04:36:24 PM »
You're welcome *smiles* I had a go with the searches, but didn't have much luck I'm afraid. Perhaps Veks knows away...I haven't found it yet. heh.

Offline Vekseid

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 06:46:51 PM »
Ah, yes. That'll do nicely. Thank you!

I take it, other than that there is no searchable database for images though?

Aside from categorizing liberally, not really. If you find a mediawiki extension or version that allows filtering by date range, feel free to point me to it.

Offline Lithos

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 10:31:01 PM »
I think only extension that allows date range filtering is semantic drilldown of semantic mediawiki and that is mostly good for overviews, not for user searches really - at least out of the box.

Offline Vandren

Re: Searching for images in the Wiki categories
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 08:15:00 AM »
Under the "Special Pages" link in the left hand sidebar, there is a category "Users and Rights" under which there's a link to "User Contributions" .  Unfortunately, it calls up things they've edited as well as uploaded, but it might be a start.