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How to participate if Discussions are being moved 3 Times[edit]

I know that it is important to Keep order about where what is discussed, but if a discussion is moved, couldn't a link to the new discussion as well as to the old one be mandatory? In this way if a discussion is moved twice it would be possible to provide a link to the current discussion as well as to the original. Also if the discussion is finally resolved you could find all the old ones and mark them as resolved too. Why this is here? Because my original suggestion was moved 3 times. ~~+~

Bowburr's complaint[edit]


I have several advanced degrees, am a published author, and am informed I have an above-average IQ, but I can't figure out (1) how to add photos to which I hold copyright to articles which ask for photographs to be uploaded, and (2) how to add correct information to existing articles. My areas of expertise range from Southeast Asian studies to U.S. history, and I have the publications to proved it, but this system seems to determined to exclude people who are not computer programmers.

If some adept geek wants, I will just upload what I have and you can fit it in. Otherwise it would be nice if Wikipedia really were open to knowledgeable people like me who don't know computer language. The only other website that so difficult is Harvard's. Like-- NOW -- where is the send button?

I can be reached at the following email address:

Click Trough Picture[edit]

Hi, I dont know a lot about Wiki-Style, but I know how to upload a picture. But I need to link a website to the picture, but I have no idea how to do so. So when I Click a picture, I want to direct it to another website. My 2nd question is how to link a picture to another Wiki-Page, is that possible?

Thanks in advance. Charrel

can't find create page link in my wiki[edit]

I was having problem creating new page in my wiki and I installed reinstalled three times to get same error back. According to this tutorail here "" a link to ' create page' should come up when we search a non existent topic, but in my case only 'help' shows up. not only that when i click on some of the links, it takes me no where. I am not sure where I went wrong. This is another way of creating new page "" where article is topic of my new page but when I do this.... it shows blank. SO I am assuming I ve gone wrong in config but I couldn't locate this. ANy help or suggesstions will be appreciated

Thanks Tash

Category not working?[edit]

What ever

I had also tried to find out some category but I also discovered that its not working.

Fatal error[edit]

I am installing wiki1.16 on my freehostia webpage. I got everything ok, until the installation guide showed: Fatal error: Class 'StubContLang' not found in /home/www/ on line 306"

What should I do?

Private Binds like vent?[edit]

can't seem to find a yes or no to this or how to set it up sorry if its in plain site i just don't see it

Ty for your time

Odd numeric function problem[edit]

I'm writing or rewriting a article in Spanish, but I want to make automatic calculation in FUSION temperature for a periodic table elements, in other words only enter Kelvin temperature, and automatically calculate Celsius temperature. And I can if I was writing English Article, but Spanish use "," (comma) as decimal separator and not "."(period) like English spokers use to.
Thats work if P_fusion=500.5 (English form of numeration)
{{{P_fusión}}} [[kelvin|K]] ({{#expr:{{{P_fusión}}}-273.15}} [[Grado Celsius|ºC]])
But does not work if I use P_fusion=500,5 and the other number is 273,15
{{{P_fusión}}} [[kelvin|K]] ({{#expr:{{{P_fusión}}}-273,15}} [[Grado Celsius|ºC]])

Te problem is that I trying to rewrite a Template, and every article that use the spanish notation for decimal numbers will have problems. And it's common that every number write almost in spanish use "," as decimal separator. And I think that not english languages use "," as decimal separator, because we use SI as Metric System


How I make a simple page?unsigned comment by Titanic225 (talk)

Where is the watchlist and other links? (monobook)[edit]

For some reason the links that are usually found along the top right aren't showing up; just a link to my user page. How do I get those links back (using monobook skin)? Thanks in advance, –xeno 01:58, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Of note - the links show up on desktop, just not on mobile. –xeno 15:55, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
What device/OS/browser do you use to access Wikimedia? Were they visible before? Ruslik (talk) 18:25, 17 March 2014 (UTC)
iPhone 5/iOS 6.1/mobile Safari. I think so, but I can't be entirely sure. –xeno 19:38, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
@Xeno: if this happens on all Wikimedia sites, you should consider filing a bug (although it might be by design...) PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:39, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
@user:Xeno Try to change css--Pierpao (talk) 08:33, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Is there a "dictionary" or page that defines the rights listed at "Global group management" [1]? Alanscottwalker (talk) 19:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

I think not but I'm not sure--Pierpao (talk) 08:41, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
@Alanscottwalker: Doesn't that special page have what you need? If you're looking for a wiki page, the closest you could get to is probably mw:Manual:User rights#List of permissions, but that list only includes rights in MediaWiki core without rights defined by extensions. There is also this. --Glaisher (talk) 17:11, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


In other wikies I can set in my preferences to receive an email on every change in my watchlist pages. Why here not? --Pierpao (talk) 08:38, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@Pierpao: That option is present even at this wiki: Special:Preferences#mw-input-wpenotifwatchlistpages. --Glaisher (talk) 16:53, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Mobile sc.wikipedia[edit]

Hello, sorry if that's not the right place for this kind of question, I don't know Meta very well. I'm trying to create the mobile mainpage for sc.wikipedia, but everytime I try the one modified is the desktop one. What am I doing wrong? L2212 (talk) 13:23, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@L2212: Even when you are editing a page through a mobile, you are editing the same page as the desktop version. To make a certain element of the main page to be visible on mobile version, then you need to enclose that element within <div id="mf-xyz"> ... </div> tags. For example, if you want "Artìculu de custu mese" section to be visible in the mobile version, then you would use something like this: <div id="mf-xyz">{{Printzipale:Artìculu mese}}</div>. For full instructions, see mw:Mobile Gateway/Mobile homepage formatting. --Glaisher (talk) 16:26, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
@Glaisher:Ok, I will try now. Thank you very much!--L2212 (talk) 18:38, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

reviewed edits in last changes[edit]

In recent changes, even if I click "hide reviewed edits" I still see autopatrolled, admins, and stewards users. Why?--Pierpao (talk) 15:40, 12 August 2014 (UTC)


Hello, I'm georeferencing some articles on, but every time I put the template I see that on top there is not the OpenStreetMap map button, like in it.wikipedia, es.wikipedia, ca.wikipedia etc. How can I put that too?--L2212 (talk) 23:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

You need the gadget OpenStreetMap. Ruslik (talk) 19:37, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
I imported that, but I was trying to abilitate that for everyone. But I found the way and modified the Common.js. Thank you very much anyway!--L2212 (talk) 18:30, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
This can be done by a gadget as well. See mw:Extension:Gadgets. Ruslik (talk) 19:17, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Ah, ok, thanks!--L2212 (talk) 16:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Parameterized Categories?[edit]

Is there a way to create a parameterized category?

Sometimes you want to group/categorize pages/articles based on that only vary by a pre-defined parameter.
If there were a way to define a category-page as an expression instead of a static "dumb" string it would save a lot of work and generally make life easier.

the category pages: 1-person-games, 2-person-games, 3-person-games, ..., n-person-games
could be simplified as only one category page defined (for example) as: Category:{dd?}-person-games
{ = start of expression
} = end of expression

since { and } are invalid characters in page names they would need to be interpreted as a place-holder for an expression and not as the actual page name.

The actual page-name would be the complete evaluation of the expression...perhaps this is not possible and a new namespace is needed...the example here is just to describe the feature not to really suggest the technical implementation.

So the definition for a parameterized category page could be something like this:
"<" and ">" enclose required parts. (<REQUIRED>)
"[" and "]" enclose optional parts. ([OPTIONAL])
"|" denotes XOR, use one, not both or none.
"...n" repeat previous any number of times.
Names in capitals are placeholders defined elsewhere.

STATIC_TEXT = a valid wikimedia page name.
REG_EX = a subset of RegEx (perhaps these?: d, w, +, ?, [, A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ] )

So when an article refer to the category "48-person-games" it would be referring to the page "Category:{dd?}-person-games" and when clicking the link the user should see a category page named "48-person-games"..there should be no visual difference between a "normal" category page and a parameterized category page when looking at it when the parameter is set, that is, it is in the URL.

Perhaps this already exist and I just haven't found it? unsigned comment by (talk)

You may want to read about mw:help:magic words and mw:Lua_scripting. Ruslik (talk) 16:12, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Lost everything[edit]

I have been developing a document under username jahmedca. I edited, saved the page and now find nothing. Help please unsigned comment by Jahmedca (talk)

Did you mean that? ~ Nahid Talk 20:44, 19 October 2014 (UTC)