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MoreMenu gadget[edit]

Hi fellows, there is a request to implement this gadget here on Meta. I have no objections, more opinions? Syum90 (talk) 08:57, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

As there have been no objections for more than one week I've proceeded to add the gadget. Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 11:27, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Temporary user rights and "flooder" right: proposed that should be the practice for this right[edit]

With the addition to the mediawiki capacity to temporarily assign rights, I believe that as we have and utilise the "flooder"/"Flood flag", that the community could reasonably have the expectation that this right would only by assigned by 'crats, and self-applied by admins on a temporary basis. Also hopefully that it could be applied for periods of hours at most.

I also feel that we should amend the text Flooder to talk about good practice would be only to assign this temporarily.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:23, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

There are some technical issues being investigated ATM IIRC about the system not working very well with short periods of time due to caching or something else I don't quite remember. MusikAnimal will know better for sure. Other than that, yep, to avoid ghost flood flags, temporary assignements looks okay to me.Thanks, —MarcoAurelio 08:20, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Display issue only. The right expires on time, however the userrights page doesn't catch up through caching. Fix has been coded, so resolved and not an inhibitor.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:19, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
If this is technically feasible, it wuld help (in my capacity as a Wikidata crat)--Ymblanter (talk) 11:01, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
It is technically feasible, been there and had it work at enWS.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:20, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Excellent point! StevenJ81 (talk) 14:05, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

The "Interested" section of Wikimedia User Group Hong Kong is not being translated properly. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks, Jc86035 (talk) 08:34, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Should it be translated at all? It's just a signature list, why bother? It's just far out of date, because it's somehow stuck in limbo without preparing for translation. Is there a way to exclude this paragraph from the translation block? Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 08:50, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
Probably grist for the mill for Meta:Babylon  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:58, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Gadget / Gadget definition namespaces - are they operative?[edit]

Thanks, —MarcoAurelio 10:22, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Ping? —MarcoAurelio 12:42, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[edit]

18:05, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Toolbox not appearing[edit]

Apparently, I don't see the editing toolbox appearing. I wonder why. Also, typing the signature is becoming a pain. --George Ho (talk) 03:35, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

I think it has been a temporary issue, now I can see and use the editing toolbox perfectly.--Syum90 (talk) 10:55, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
Not working again. We also have the same problem on n:ca: since several days ago. Syum90 (talk) 11:23, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
@Syum90: It's working again on Meta-wiki (and probably most Wikipedia sites). Not the same for Catalan Wikinews. n:ca:Viquinotícies:La cantina is full of automated announcements, so notifying Catalan users isn't easy. Also, at that site, the notification button and subpage are not loading well. Seems to me that Catalan Wikinews may have technical issues at the moment. --George Ho (talk) 12:13, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
All was working perfectly on the Catalan Wikinews until several days ago. Probably a change has been implemented in the MediaWiki software that has made many things stop working; "HotCat" and other gadgets are also not working since then. Syum90 (talk) 13:00, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
Catalan Wikinews is one of my home wikis, along with Meta and Spanish Wikibooks. We are mainly three active local users there, and all of us know what happens. Syum90 (talk) 13:25, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
Besides Wikimedia Forum, where else to report the technical problem with those sites? --George Ho (talk) 17:00, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

We can go to mw:Project:Support desk. I've been waiting because it could be a temporary issue.--Syum90 (talk) 19:00, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

JavaScript is completely broken for many users on hundreds of wikis, see phabricator:T122755. Nemo 21:45, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
Already filed the ticket case. --George Ho (talk) 22:11, 13 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't know what you mean by "ticket case", but mediawiki.org is not an issue tracker. As already explained on phabricator:T122755, JavaScript was intentionally broken for many users and wikis by MediaWiki developers. I'm going to leave some notes locally. Nemo 09:09, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you both for your help.--Syum90 (talk) 09:36, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

New project - WikiBarCodes[edit]

Hi there. We have a new idea for Wiki sister project. Please, take a look at that (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiBarCodes), give your opinion, and so on. I appreciate any help. Thank you in advance. The preceding unsigned comment was added by AlexandrKalaur (talk • contribs) 13:10, 14 May 2017‎ (UTC) (UTC)

WMDE policy RSS feed update[edit]

At https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T165285, Leszek required an update of the RSS URL to https://tagteam.harvard.edu/hubs/wmde-policy/items.rss. Framawiki provided a config change, I deployed it and updated the RSS here.

I assumed this URL change was an upkeep trivial request, and so merged the change, but let me know if in the future you prefer to discuss such config changes and reach consensus before we merge URL updates (as previously done to *add* this URL for example) . --Dereckson (talk) 23:26, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Editing and translating the Kreyol Wikipedya[edit]

Greetings and sak pase. I am working on translating some of the content that is used on the Haitian wikipedya. Translation requests have been prioritized by others and I would like to translate specific language that readers see before I translate the messages that have been assigned by WM. For example, the very common word User should be "Moun kap itilize li an" instead of the French "itilizatè". It is difficult to translate the thousands of words and phrases when I have a different priority. Can the list of needed translations be prioritized by me instead of WP? Best Regards,

Barbara (WVS) (talk) 18:30, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
@Barbara (WVS): Actually, MediaWiki is translated at translatewiki. See https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:SupportedLanguages/ht. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:37, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
This I know - but I can't enter my translation of highly used words on the ht Wikipedya. I suspect that the words and phrases I want to translate are buried deep with in the list authored by WM translators. I want to find the terms to translate according to my priorities rather than what I am assigned. Regards,
Barbara (WVS) (talk) 19:22, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
I'm not quite getting it. You want to replace itilizatè, for example, with that whole phrase? StevenJ81 (talk) 21:08, 24 May 2017 (UTC)