Cargo actually provides a way to cleanly rename tables without any “downtime,” but it’s not obvious or documented how to do this.
Sometimes it can seem convenient to use the built-in _pageName field that Cargo provides; however, _pageName is a metadata field, and you should take care to use it only as such.
The pattern of store -> query -> store -> query can lead to caching nightmares when working with Cargo or SMW in MediaWiki. This is the story of how I dealt with one.
Disambiguations are typically somewhat user-unfriendly, especially when a wiki has a relatively low percentage of pages that are disambiguated and so the presence of one is unexpected. Here I describe my method for improving quality of life when disambiguation links do appear.
Managing complexity using Cargo with MediaWiki to track League of Legends esports roster changes.
This is not a post about how to add Cargo docstrings on table pages. Rather, it’s a post about how to create workarounds in MediaWiki in a reasonably well-controlled manner.