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  1. Watch a group of pages (similar to Recentchangesfilter) for even pages that don't exist yet (i.e. all calendar pages) or be able to choose to receive email on changes. Perhaps a calendar specific email notifying system.
  2. BC 19:04, 24 April 2006 (EDT): Since you can get the xml link for a google calendar, we could actually just use a google calendar for OWW and embed the xml into a wiki page with some formatting.
  3. Ilya 00:40, 9 May 2006 (EDT): Display a printable version of a subsection of a wiki page. This was suggested by smd on Wiki questions page.
  4. Najaf 15:00, 15 June 2006 (EDT) Maybe this is the wrong section to mention this, but has the possibility of allowing members to upload software that might be of use to the community been considered? It would be great if groups such as ours could post free/open-source software within openwetware instead of something like
  5. RS 19:06, 5 July 2006 (EDT): Just came across UniWakka (a scientific wiki) which has these features.
  6. Reshma 11:55, 6 September 2006 (EDT): One problem that we're soon going to face with courses is how to archive off the old version of a course. You could just update the course pages every year and rely on the history files for old version, but in the case of courses, it might be nice to have an complete snapshot of the course after it is finished. For instance, move all the BE.109: pages to BE.109/2006:.
    • Austin Che 12:15, 6 September 2006 (EDT): Why not just plan ahead and put everything that might be dated under a page name with a date?
    • Reshma 13:35, 6 September 2006 (EDT): Too late ... I didn't plan ahead and so now I need this feature.
  7. Ilya 15:55, 8 February 2007 (EST): from questions page by PaulGrayson - "any lab seriously using openwetware will want to maintain a complete local backup of their contributions, so how about a way to download all of the uploaded files as well? Eventually it might be important for you to make it possible for a lab to get a complete backup of its files with a single click."

Implemented feature requests

  1. RS 13:22, 13 March 2006 (EST): Inclusion of content from parts of pages. Currently you can include content from a page into the current page using {{:Page name}}. It would be nice to also be able to include content from a subsection of a page like this {{:Page name#Topic name}}. This may require a software modification rather than an extension (and thus be beyond our capabilities), but I thought I would put the request here anyway.
    • Austin 13:30, 13 March 2006 (EST): Can you give an example where this would be particularly useful? You can always put the subsection into its own page and include it both from the 'content page' and the 'including page.'
    • RS 13:37, 13 March 2006 (EST): Well the case I just encountered was wanting to include {{:Synthetic Biology:Vectors/Single copy plasmid#Layout}} on the Synthetic Biology:Vectors/Wishlist under the pSB5* heading. I could spin out the information to a separate page, but ideally I would like to leave it on the original page and just include it elsewhere.
    • Austin Che 19:26, 5 April 2007 (EDT): You can now do this with the DynamicPageList extension, e.g. {{#dpl:title=Synthetic Biology:Vectors/Wishlist|include=#pSB5*}}.
  2. Allow users to add custom links to their sidebar.
  3. Modify show/hide extension so it works when printing. Even better, allow show/hiding without the extension at all using just css/js.
  4. Allow importing of an entire other wiki into OWW. You can dump all pages including revisions of a wiki with dumpBackup.php into a xml file. Ideally, a script should go through and add some prefix to all page names and all the wiki links. Then import into OWW and you have a copy of another wiki under a sub-namespace.
  5. Dgreenf: Could a "watched" page email you whenever there are changes to that page? This would make it easier to keep up with lab announcements, conferences, etc.
    • Reshma 17:51, 24 October 2006 (EDT): This feature already exists. Simply click on the "my preferences" link at the top right corner of any wiki page and then choose "Email me when a page I'm watching is changed". Note that you have to have email enabled via the wiki for this to work. Let me know if you have any trouble with this.