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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. ~~+~

Click Through 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 "http://os.cqu.edu.au/courses/guides/gsmw/" 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 "http://www.example.net/index.php/ARTICLE" where article is topic of my new page but

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

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/fdsafdsa.freehostia.com/wiki/includes/Setup.php on line 306"

What should I do?—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sodabottle (talk)

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 Logo. Ali—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a03:2880:2110:dff7:face:b00c:0:1 (talk)

ImageMap Problem with Text afterwards[edit]

Hello,

we am currently working on a MediaWiki about the event-driven process chain standardisation called www.epc-standard.org At the moment we are looking for extensions that may help the user experience. For that reason we want to use the ImageMap feature.

We are running the following versions: MediaWiki: 1.27.0-alpha PHP: 7.0.12 (cgi-fcgi) MariaDB: 5.5.53-MariaDB-1~wheezy ICU: 4.8.1.1

So the actual problem is that after I create a ImageMap, the followling text till the next footnote will be a link to the ImageMap Image. You can the this at the main page (https://www.epc-standard.org/collaborate/Towards_EPC_standardization) in the first Topic.

The code around the ImageMap:

"

Error: Image is invalid or non-existent.

"

The event-driven process chain (EPC)...

I have no clue, what problem it may be and I would be happy if somebody has an idea.

Best greetings, Steffen

How to start this game?[edit]

Bold textHey tropicalkitty, that wasn't what i would call helpfull at all. how about an answer instead?

QUESTIONS TO ALL FORUMS OF HELP[edit]

I AM NOT COMPUTER SAVVY.

PLEASE, WHAT SHOULD I DOWNLOAD TO PROTECT MY EMAILS, MY FACEBOOK, MY INTERNAL 'C', OR 'ANYTHING'....TO PROTECT ANYONE FROM GETTING INSIDE OF MY COMPUTER?

ANY AND ALL HELP APPRECIATED.

THANKS SO 'MUCH'.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]])

Need help reverting or updating an image page[edit]

I tried to a new version of Diagram of Hard Disk Drive Manufacturer Consolidation.svg which was the same as a prior version but that didn't seem to take. So I tried reverting back to the last good version, namely that of 19:34, 17 April 2017 but that didn't seem to work. Would appreciate some help in reverting to the correct version. Telling me what I did wrong would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance Tom94022 (talk) 01:36, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

You successfully uploaded multiple new versions and successfully reverted to your first version. However when you upload something the new version takes some time to take hold due to caching. Ruslik (talk) 08:45, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Programs & Events Dashboard[edit]

aqui pone que está traducido al 100% lo cual no es cierto, estoy tratando de traducirlo pero solo me salen los tres subtítulos ya traducidos y no el resto. --Jcfidy (Cuentame) (talk) 09:29, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Coordinating changes among projects[edit]

I've recently changed the name of an English Wikipedia article -- from Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort to Oasis at Death Valley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_at_Death_Valley). I see that the old name appears in other projects: Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Furnace_Creek_Ranch and related items); Wikidata (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5509615) and Spanish Wikipedia (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furnace_Creek_Inn_and_Ranch_Resort). Is there someone / some group I should notify about this, so folks can determine if a change is appropriate for each of the projects? I know almost nothing about Commons, nothing at all about Wikidata, and don't speak Spanish. --Traveling Man (talk) 23:58, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

You should request a rename on all projects separately. Ruslik (talk) 08:36, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! --Traveling Man (talk) 17:15, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Sub-Category Article count[edit]

In my main category where the sub categories display is there a way to make the sub category pages display the number of articles they contain?

Are not they already displayed? Ruslik (talk) 17:45, 20 June 2017 (UTC)