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Remove MediaWiki handbook from MetaWiki[edit]

MediaWiki handbooks has been moved to MediaWiki wiki for years (2011?). There, pages have been updated and translated much more than here.

On MetaWiki, we have many outdated pages. Sometimes some contributors update them, migrate them to use Translate extension to easily maintain translations, or updates translations. This work is painful and mainly useless because it has been made twice (both here and on mw-wiki).

Some pages (like Help:What links here) now only contain an interwiki redirect. I propose to use this trick for all handbook pages. What do you think? -- Pols12 (talk) 13:49, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

According to Matmarex (in 2018), MediaWiki softwares links to MetaWiki instead of MediaWikiWiki at 3 places: “the help links for history action, Special:Import and Special:RecentChanges” (this is not true for the last one which now links to MediaWiki wiki). Pols12 (talk) 14:14, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@Pols12: If pages are now at MWwiki and **not customised for the Wikimedia wikis** than make the changes with {{interwiki redirect}}. It has never taken any special authority.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:55, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, that has been my conclusion seeing I had not received any comment here. I will apply this way. Thank you for answering! -- Pols12 (talk) 12:32, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Verified accounts on meta?[edit]


I am working with archivists that edit the German and French Wikipedias regularly as part of their job (sometimes also English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons), and they have been encouraged by colleagues to get what is called on de-wikipedia and fr-wikipedia a verified account. To avoid having to go through the process twice, I was wondering if such a process exists on meta. Thanks for your answers! --Flor WMCH (talk) 10:15, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

@Flor WMCH: in general, no. As accounts are global in nature, having an account on a content project will automatically create an account here on the meta-wiki. The Global username policy applies here, including the guidance about "name(s) of a political, military or religious figure or event". — xaosflux Talk 11:13, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: OK, thanks!--Flor WMCH (talk) 11:19, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Flor WMCH: To remember though that global user pages are here, so these suers should be encouraged to create a user page here. We don't (yet) have a means for a verification stamp here, though I don't think that we would be adverse to something being created to assist.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:18, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Read only time on 05-May-2021 at 06:00 AM UTC[edit]


Some services will be in read-only for a short time on 2021-05-05 at 06:00 AM UTC.

During the restart time (expected to be around 60 seconds or so) all the components and extensions that use the x1 database will be read-only.

Things that might experience some issues when creating new writes:

  • New short urls cannot be created
  • Email bounces from lists might not get recorded
  • There might be issues with new translations
  • New items on the notification list might fail, some notifications may not be delivered
  • Reading lists might not record new items added to "bookmark" or "read it later" feature

Details: T281212 & T281375

A banner will be displayed on all wikis 30 minutes before this read-only time.

-- Kaartic [talk] 18:07, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

I just realized I should've posted this in the WM:FORUM. Just posed it there. -- Kaartic [talk] 18:42, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Adding Diff to allowed RSS feeds on Meta[edit]

Hey all. I'd like to allow folks on Meta to embed a feed of news from Diff, the community blog (more info). It would allow more on-wiki visibility into the news being published on Diff (recent update) and make progress on something I've wanted to see since, checks old Phab ticket, 2019!

This would allow individuals and groups to say pull the most recent 5 articles into a page to be displayed in the context of a project or program. Or heck, even on their user page if they want. :) With this you could even pull back a specific category or tag. Say the most recent 3 articles tagged with campaigns, or Movement strategy.

On the technical side this is a wiki configuration change. If there's consensus, I'd request a sysadmin to make the change with a ticket in Phabricator. According to the config (Search for wmgRSSUrlWhitelist), the only RSS feed currently allowed on Meta is this one (T155830). CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

Revoke changetags permissions from the "Users" group[edit]

Due to persistent abuse of the changetags permission, which can be seen in the tag log, I suggest it be revoked from the "Users" user group. There should be no need to apply tags to arbitrary revisions for most regular users. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
11:24, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4: What are your thoughts on reassigning it to autoconfirmed? I don't see much use for this, but I feel we shouldn't make it inaccessible. — csc-1 16:13, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
@Arccosecant I mean, that would definitely be better than the status quo. Anyway, I really don't think this feature needs to be used; the only other wikis I know where non-admins are allowed to to this are wikidatawiki, mediawikiwiki, frwiki, and testwiki. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:39, 9 May 2021 (UTC)