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Add an upload link to sidebar[edit]

I was just contacted by a confused user who didn't know where to upload a file for Meta: if you're not a privileged user, you'll see that the sidebar has no upload link. This is because since some time we are expected to upload to Commons. Do you support adding a link to Commons in the sidebar as most wikis do? Privileged users will know how to reach Special:Upload anyway. --Nemo 11:23, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes. --MF-W 12:22, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes. --Vogone (talk) 14:03, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Support Support. Ralgis (talk) 04:54, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Support Support. (i do still wish the upload link could default to either uploadwizard or classic upload, all in one url, but that's a question to commons not here). Gryllida 09:25, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Integration of Wikidata with Meta-wiki[edit]

Please take a look at a discussion wikidata:Wikidata:Project chat#Integration of Wikidata with Meta-wiki.--Abiyoyo (talk) 09:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikimedia Meta-Wiki At Wikimania 2014 (updated)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

Project Leaflet WikiProject Medicine back and front v1.png

Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost
The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014
For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 09:39, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I am new here.[edit]

I would like to translate into Finnish. Can I do this without pay, because I am retired, lonely and bored easily. My native language is Finnish, I speak fluent English and can write professional texts in English. My special skills: Electronics, Kalibration, TQM. Textiles. I have 2 degrees. Please respond something.

Hi. Start at Special:LanguageStats by entering your language code and picking a topic. mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Translation_example has some extra documentation. Gryllida 09:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)


i hope i am right on this page with my question. could anybody told me how to create -> icon like [1] for redirect ? --JanTappenbeck (talk) 18:41, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

To answer your first question, this is probably not the right page to ask this (it is a forum specific to Meta-Wiki). However, I doubt anyone will mind. If you mean to actually create a redirect from one page to another, then use #REDIRECT [[target page]] (it needs to be the first or only thing on the page). If you're just looking to use an arrow icon as a soft-redirect (similar to what appears for &redirect=no), then you can do this:

Redirect arrow without text.svgTarget page

If you're looking for the original image it uses, then [2]. If you want a similar Unicode character, use one of these (↳ seems the closest). Hope I answered your question. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:56, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Creating a new design for "Grants:Evaluation" — the Evaluation portal[edit]

Over the last year or so, Grants:Evaluation has grown tremendously in resources and pages--and we are expecting it to continue to grow. To improve the functionality and accessibility, we have created a redesigned site. Some pages will be replaced with new ones, some will be redirected, others will be created from scratch. A complete index of the pages that are set to be created, moved, and redesigned can be found here. The new design mock ups can be found here. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about these changes. We are going to be preserving translations as much as possible -- most translations will be preserved, some pages do need to be wiped out, like the landing page of "Grants:Evaluation" because there will be substantial changes. Thank you in advance for any comments, questions, suggestions! --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 16:21, 21 July 2014 (UTC)