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Please - tell this the admins of the site - this has not to do with wikdiot itself, but is a link from the site admins and has to be changed to the normal one!

You can find the admins on the page system:members ( under admin at the bottom) and click on one of the user ids and send them a privat message!

Other way: try to sign on to wikidot like here on the community (wikidot wide) and then switch to the SCP and try to join.

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by Helmut_pdorfHelmut_pdorf, 14 Dec 2017 09:48

When you go into the part that talks about the SCP and then get to the part were it tells you to sign up at wiki to start and then under that it gives you a link that says apply to the main site… Thats what say link isn't supported.

Also, if you use Chrome, I suggest the ColorZilla extension, handy for when you need to grab a color to use.

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Re: Colored Blockquote by BattlesquidBattlesquid, 14 Dec 2017 06:07

Are you referring to the default wikidot blockquote? If so then:

blockquote {
    background: #ffff00;

You will want to add this to your main CSS. Or if you just want to change the blockquote for a single page, you can use the [CSS Module]

Color #ffff00 is a strong yellow, perhaps too strong. You can find other colors with the link below, perhaps a yellow that is not too overpowering:

If you want to change the color of the text then you would do this:

blockquote {
    color: #000000;

With CSS you can change every aspect for how the blockquote appears. Here is something you can fool around with if you want to experiement:

blockquote {
    background: #7d7d7d;
    border: none;
    border-top: 4px solid #000000;
    color: #ffffff;
    font-family: Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;
    padding: 3px 30px;
Re: Colored Blockquote by Whane The WhipWhane The Whip, 14 Dec 2017 04:07

I want to change the background color of a blockquote from grey to yellow. I know this is possible, but I don't know the format.

Colored Blockquote by AuroxAurox, 14 Dec 2017 01:12

I am affraid, a recalculating of the rate/votes is not in the real possibilities from wikidot at the moment - I can not get any answer from them.

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Re: Malicious Downvoting by Helmut_pdorfHelmut_pdorf, 13 Dec 2017 12:59

Now it displays right when looking at my posts but shows up as one bar when you actually click on my name, all while still saying very high. Weird.

Re: Karma Bug/Glitch by Modern_ErasmusModern_Erasmus, 13 Dec 2017 12:35

There were some daqtabase glitches in the last days… could be it is normal now again.

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Re: Karma Bug/Glitch by Helmut_pdorfHelmut_pdorf, 13 Dec 2017 12:24

I've had very high karma for a while now and I'm active daily, but It just randomly started displaying my bar as low karma even though when you click on my name the text still says very high. Bug fix?

edit: and now it's displaying it right again, hopefully that's the end of it.

Re: Karma Bug/Glitch by Modern_ErasmusModern_Erasmus, 13 Dec 2017 10:54

There has never (that I know of) been any hard data released on the amount of time needed but way back when Matt Cutts was still at Google with an active Blog, he mentioned that in most cases a month or two would suffice but that if your site received little traffic then one year would be a good measure to be on the safe side.

If you have a very popular site with a lot of incoming links, then you might feel like you need the redirects up forever, or else lose click-thru traffic from other sites linking to any of your deeper pages. But in terms of indexing by Google, 1 year is good; considered over-kill by some.

You can always take a look at what Google has indexed using the site command. If you (or anyone else reading) are not familiar with that, it's a search of a domain name preceded by the operator site:. Using one of your sites as an example, you can use the site command to see how many pages of a site that Google has indexed by entering as a google search query. Click this for an example: and you should see 109 results meaning that Google is aware of and has included at least 109 of your pages in the Google index, where they are ranked is entirely different however, but before you can win a race, you have to be registered for the race, that's what the index is showing.

This is how I knew that jjs had 149 pages of his trumpet site indexed.

For example, if your old page was /contact-us and you set up a redirect to /contact to shorten the URL. A site: search showing your new page indexed but not your old page with the redirect, means that Google did their job.

You can drill down to specific data points using Google Operators:

There might be some better ways to check for the status of redirects but I've only ever used them sparingly, as in less than 50 at a time so this method worked for me. Off hand I'm wondering if Google webmaster tools (I don't recall the new name, Google products have a serious identity crisis) might help with this.

I may have trailed off a bit, it's really hard for me to talk about anything site and search engine related without wanting to connect it to other relevant elements. But even if you know some of this additional stuff, others may not.

Hi Whane,

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I have some related questions.

If 301 redirects have been in place for a significant length of time (well over a year), can those be removed to clean up the site? With what you described, it seems like once Google has time to see the change, the redirect could be safely removed. Is that the case?

My company's old site was hosted on a Windows server and had a bunch of asp pages without rewrite rules (i.e. /index.asp?PageID=17&menuItemID=46&menuCategoryID=2) that are now redirected to a friendlier URL (/menu/pizza/build-your-own/). Is there an easy way to check and see if those old links are still indexed?

Thanks for the additional info! I'll proceed with the redirect approach.

 (_|||_) \ - Janne

I was planning to change the page urls, but I think I'll stick to the old ones after all.

If you want to restructure your site in a way that changes some page URL's, you can still retain rank by setting up a 301 redirect on the old page that sends the user to a new page. The wikidot module for that is [here]

A 301 page redirect is seen by google as a permanent change in a page URL and Google will transfer any rank associated with your old page to the new page. This is easy to do on the fly if you just have a handful of page URL's that you want to change. The side note though is that it's a good idea to leave those older redirecting pages up for at least one year.

Yes keep as many pages as you can, or use 301's because Google has 149 pages of your site currently indexed.

Hi Whane!

Sorry if this long part sounds confusing

Everything made perfect sense and thanks for the quick and thorough answer! I was planning to change the page urls, but I think I'll stick to the old ones after all.

 (_|||_) \ - Janne

Short Answer
Your Analytics Data will remain… forever… until you delete that Analytics account, or until Google dies.

Long Answer with lots of stuff that might bog you down, but that I think is important:
As long as you do not delete the GA (Google Analytics) account, then it will always retain the old data while collecting new data. You can add the same GA UA code (or in the case of wikidot, just the UA ID) to an infinite number of sites and it will continue to collect new traffic data and retain old traffic data, though doing this could lead to a bit of confusion trying to figure out which site was getting the most traffic.

Do note that if you change the URL of your current site while working on the new site, it will still collect traffic data, assuming you leave the UA code listed in your admin control panel, it does not matter what the actual URL is because the GA code is still present. Likewise if you enter the same UA ID for the new site too while you are working on it, then your GA account will collect traffic data from both sites at the same time.

If you care about keeping any rank you might have with search engines, then you may also wish to consider this:

Ideally, and to help retain any search engine rank you might already have, you should use the same page URL's for the new site that you used on the old site. For example, if your old site had a page name that read /contact in the URL, then your new site should also have the same name for the contact page, I.E. /contact, not something else like /contact-us. You would then do this for all pages. Then when you are done with the new site, you can delete your old site to free up the name and then rename your new site to the old name that you used. This will not only help you to keep rank, but if there are any links from other sites to specific pages, then it will ensure that those links still work to bring you traffic instead of landing on a page that does not exist.

Sorry if this long part sounds confusing, or perhaps you already know all of this. It's nearly 1am and I may not be very articulate atm.

It is not a good ongoing - no communication we had at the beginning many years back and now it seems there is nobody else to do the minimum again.

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I'm updating my trumpet site to Bootstrap. I found it easier to create a new site and transfer the content there rather than start changing the current CSS etc. If I:

  1. rename the old site ( to something else and
  2. rename the new site to and
  3. move the Analytics profile key (UA-XXXXX-X) to the new site (now at the same url as the old one was)

…will I retain the old analytics data? I will need the past data for an affiliate program (a musical instrument retail store).

 (_|||_) \ - Janne

Sorry, not sure Battlesquid. I noticed that the other day myself.

The halls of Wikidot have had the eerie echo of abandonment for some time now.

It's like a horror/mystery movie where all of the Wikidot users regain consciousness and find themselves on a drifting ship with no crew and no clue as to what's happening. It feels like Wikidot is sinking.

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