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Why the bad name Babylon?[edit]

I cannot understand why it was not possible to make a better name for this Wikimedia project. 1) Is not "Babylon" as a name already occupied on Internet? 2) Was not it in Babel and not in Babylon confusion of tongues occurred? 3) The name Babylon represents something very bad for many people, mostly religious but also other people. Ask many Christian groups, Rastafarians, etc. It's like to name it "Satan", "Western (white) domination and oppression", "a world order is on the way to perdition", etc. 4) Historically it is a bloody occupying force similar to Assyria. 5) Babylon is a part of Middle Eastern and Western history / historiography. I'm currently traveling in China, Malaysia and Indonesia, and here nobody knows anything about what Babylon is. They have never heard the word and / or do not know its history. WHY not call it "Worldtongues" or something similar? --Caspiax (talk) 00:14, 12 March 2015 (UTC) (meditate no bad, love is lovely and war is ugly)

About Translations:Tech/News/2015/12/14[edit]

Needs more documentation, I'm a bit nervous that what's a bad user name, spam-blacklisted? or with some invalid characters, i.e. w:Mojibake? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:33, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Ignore me, I've paid attention to the link. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:40, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Russia/2013[edit]

I don't know where to request that, so I'm writing here.

The translation of the page mentioned is restricted only to English, and restricted from any other language. But the thing is that on the Special:LanguageStats for Ukrainian, the message group "Wikimedia Russia" appears as if there still are some untranslated messages in it. I've translated everything I could in that group. The only page left untranslated in that group is restricted from translation to any language except English.

So, can anybody do anything about that? I want that message group to be removed from Special:LanguageStats for Ukrainian language. Otherwise why should it annoy our translators showing that "there are untranslated messages" if they are actually restricted from translation?..--Piramid ion  19:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

From the history of that page: last year another user tried to translate the page to Romanian and got the error message: diff --Piramid ion  19:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Interlanguage templates[edit]

I think it would be a good idea to create templates, which are language unindependent. It will make it so much easier to reuse content from other language versions. I figure you could put in a language code, so that the labels are translated into the local language.

Exampel:

English language version: {{Succession box | title = | years = | with = | before = | after = }}

Interlanguage version: {{AA11 | AA11L (language code) | AA11A = | AA11B = | AA11C = | AA11D = | AA11E = }}

-HenrikKbh (talk) 08:07, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a concrete example of a specific template that you would use differently on a specific page/wiki? This sounds like an implementation proposal for Global-Wiki, I suggest that you add your suggestion on the talk page there. --Nemo 18:38, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

FuzzyBot updating in translation pages[edit]

Today I saw that FuzzyBot has updated translation sub-pages after a change was made to the english source page (see Meta_talk:Discussion_pages). Since then, the change has been reverted but the bot didn't update that. Meanwhile it was fixed an hour ago but I want to verify that it won't happen again. How does the bot works? Does it work automatically or is there someone that operates it? Hummingbird (talk) 16:11, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

It does work automatically. Normally, if there are issues, a null-edit to a random translation subpage helps. Vogone (talk) 16:40, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, what Vogone said, it works automatically when someone marks it for translation but sadly does hiccup fairly frequently. A null edit and then a translation admin marking it for translation usually does it. Jalexander--WMF 22:00, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
See phab:T53731. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 07:41, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Special:SupportedLanguages restored[edit]

Nikerabbit just put an end to the painful wait, now the special page works again (but you have to open a specific subpage to see something). Example: Special:SupportedLanguages/it. --Nemo 15:10, 23 April 2015 (UTC)