Wikipella:About

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Wikipella is a MediaWiki installation for the purpose of creating an all-encompassing resource for everything a cappella. It is, and most likely will be, a constant work in progress.

[edit] Milestones

  • August 2010: Project inception
  • July 2011: 100 articles populated. Mostly stubs.
  • August 8, 2011: Website launch. Welcome!


[edit] Article count

What does MediaWiki think an article is? The MediaWiki code is as follows:

# Would the given text make this article a "good" article (i.e.,
# suitable for including in the article count)?
function isCountable( $text )
{
	global $wgUseCommaCount, $wgMwRedir;

	if ( 0 != $this->mTitle->getNamespace() ) { return 0; }
	if ( $wgMwRedir->matchStart( $text ) ) { return 0; }
	$token = ($wgUseCommaCount ? ',' : '[[' );
	if ( false === strstr( $text, $token ) ) { return 0; }
	return 1;
}

This means that any article that is in the main namespace (i.e. not prefixed with Wikipella: or Help:) that is not a redirect that has a link (or at least a [[) is considered a countable article -- since virtually every article, even the stubs, have a category link, this can be considered a very inclusive article count.

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