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Hey, please drop me a note here ... bastl 13:42, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Well done on the import. Things are remarkably intact. Sc.becker 12:12, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi bastl! I don't recall fixing anything of yours ... but if you want to thank me that's great. The wiki import is sensational - congratulations. I think the mailing list team would have debated the project for another six months if you hadn't taken over. I know I'd need a year to set up the wiki here, and import 1500 tips. JohnBeckett 11:43, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi bastl. There are a couple of issues that you might like to investigate. I would prefer to post this on the Vim mailing list, but I don't think it should wait until the list is fixed. If you would prefer me to email you at the address you use in the mailing list, please say so. Or, should I put this in a new topic on the forum page??

Go to VimTip24 and click 'Next Tip' near the top.

Result: You go to the redirect page for VimTip25, not the tip page.
That is, the redirection did not occur.

On the redirection page, you can click the link and open the VimTip25 tip page.

When you do that, a second problem is visible. For some reason, the tip template is not recognised. Instead, the template fields are displayed in the tip page.

Now go to VimTip26 and click 'Next Tip' near the top.
Result: You see tip 1479 (has the same title?).

I have found a couple of cases in the first 20 tips where pressing 'Next Tip' went to the redirect page rather than the next tip. I was going to ask you about it, but then I thought "be bold", so I edited the redirect page. I found that putting everything on one physical line seemed to fix the problem.

However, I've now read the docs for redirect, and I can't see why I would have done anything helpful. BTW the docs seemed to say that putting categories on the redirect pages was not a good idea (I don't understand the matter).

I have some other questions about wtf I'm doing, but above will do for now. JohnBeckett 09:07, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

These were some minor issues:

  • #25 contained '[[' which confuses mediawiki
  • #27 and #1479 had the same title. I renamed them to 'I' and 'II'
  • the redirects dont work if there is a blank line in the end, just remove that line and everything should work.

I like to have communication "on topic" in general: that means

  • specific comments to a page or a template should go go to the talk page.
  • topics on the general strategy should go to the mailing list. (
  • personal things for me can go privatly by mail or on this page.

bastl 11:43, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Hello Bastl,

Since you have done the initial import, could you please give your insights on Forum:Respect_the_original_indentation? Next time I will use the vim-l mailing-list instead of the forum for my questions, I promise :)

Ipkiss 13:59, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


I just cleaned up VimTip346 and noticed that "@" was converted to "--AT--" everywhere. (See my revision comment.) Maybe only do it for valid e-mail addresses? Hansfn 11:32, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Welcome back

Hi bastl! If you have the default settings, this message should send you an email. You don't need that, but I thought I'd demonstrate. I replied at my talk. JohnBeckett (talk) 10:14, August 16, 2013 (UTC)

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