This is my entry into the Waxy.org Automated Wikipedia Contest. There’s still a number of bugs to squish, but I’m working on them. A summary of the features:
- Advanced Wiki Entry Info
- Graphical Timeline and Sliders
- Automate in Reverse, view the slideshow going forwards, or backwards, in time.
- Below (and Above!) the fold diff notification
- Configure slideshow duration – and skip every N entries
- Choose Specific Entries
- Keyboard navigation (Ctrl-Space – Pause/Play, Ctrl-Left/Right, Backwards and Forwards, Ctrl-Up/Down – Start, End)
- Estimated Slideshow duration
- No limit on rgw number of revisions to show
- AniWiki.user.js – This is a greasemonkey script. To use, you must be using Mozilla or Firefox and have the Greasemonkey extension installed (version 0.33, minimum).
Waxy.org (June 21, 2005 at 8:51 am)
Automating Wikipedia History
This recent Jon Udell entry about Wikipedia wars mentioned a great idea, but I don’t have the time to code…
Brian (June 21, 2005 at 1:19 pm)
MediaWiki will display a maximum of 5,000 revisions of an article at a time. In order to retrieve, for example, all 12,800 revisions of the George W. Bush article, you will have to download the first 5,000 and then specify an offset of 5,000 in order to get the next 5,000 and so on.
John Resig (June 21, 2005 at 2:45 pm)
Ah – I wasn’t able to find an article with more then 5000 entries, so I assumed that I was ‘ok’ – thanks for the tip, though!
Waxy.org (June 27, 2005 at 4:42 pm)
Wikipedia History Contest Winners
Two weeks ago, I summoned the Lazyweb for a way to automatically generate a slideshow of Wikipedia revision history. I…
InterestedUser (December 12, 2005 at 11:59 pm)
It seems your AniWiki script does not work, and it looks like it could be very cool if it did .. do you plan on updating it?
nsm2 (April 6, 2006 at 12:36 pm)
Following up to #5 (InterestedUser). It seems like none of the greasemonkey scripts on WP:TOOLS work, and there doesn’t seem to be /much/ discussion of why not. I saw a reference somewhere that the latest revision of MediaWiki broke things. Can you confirm this, John? Are you maintaining the script, to upgrade to work with the new MediaWiki?
Earle Martin (February 2, 2007 at 10:19 am)
I’d like to make another request for this script to be updated to work with the latest version MediaWiki.
Matthis (August 7, 2007 at 2:40 am)
Iâ€™d like to make another request for this script to be updated as well as Earle Martin, nsm2 and InterestedUser.
ArnoNym (October 15, 2007 at 1:00 pm)
oh :-( this script not works – please update it :-)