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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?

how about some help?[edit]

deleting my post isn't what i would call helpful.... figuring some admin might be better than that for noobs here. that sucked.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hvytoys 1 (talk)

Which your post was deleted. Ruslik (talk) 17:36, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Global user page[edit]

If I nominate my local pt-wiki user page for deletion, will I be able to use my global page there as well? What about the other wikis where I had already created an user page before? --ArgonSim (talk) 17:12, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, your global user page will be shown there. Regarding your user pages in other wikis, you need to request deletion as well. LlamaAl (talk) 18:23, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Tools question[edit]

I know this isn't quite the right place to ask, so feel free to direct me if needed. Does anyone know if CrossCats is still available? The link from Tool Labs uses CatScan 2, which is now PetScan. I'm guessing that is the problem? Every option I've tried gives the message: "Fatal error: Call to a member function options() on boolean in /data/project/catscan2/public_html/omniscan.inc on line 508" Thanks for any help! --Tbennert (talk) 23:52, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

I guess the "official" answer is that you should try to use PetScan for that. Have you tried? --Nemo 09:05, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
Yes, but I can't find how to do the same thing. None of the examples show checking against all other languages. Using Wikidata doesn't work because items don't include categories they are linked to (which would be a nightmare). Thanks though! --Tbennert (talk) 15:52, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

foreign characters[edit]

The Proposed Wikipedia policy on foreign characters page [[1]] seems to be deprecated and I can't find any other guidance. Can anyone please guide me as to the current policy ? specifically I am looking at [[2]] Is it acceptable to use Crișan for every mention of Krishan ? I have no idea how ș is pronounced and assume sh is the closest available English translation Unibond (talk) 21:17, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

The meta page that you cite is so old that it is now irrelevant. For the English Wikipedia policy regarding article titles, see en:WP:UE. Ruslik (talk) 16:42, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
many thanks :-) Unibond (talk) 23:38, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Metadata cleanup[edit]

Aloha! Is there any reason not to move all/most files from Meta to Commons? Seems the 2014 cleanup drive stalled at some point: [3] --Hedwig in Washington (talk) 23:38, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Pages MediaWiki[edit]

How can I get access to edit and create pages MediaWiki without administrator flag, directly in specific projects? Is it possible? Thanks!--Асилзода talk 13:46, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation, surname pages and list of people with the same surname[edit]

Per d:Wikidata:WikiProject Disambiguation pages/guidelines:

Many Wikipedias have pages which list people with the same surname. Sometimes these pages also have a discussion of the origin and usage of that surname, making them more like an article. Sometimes these pages also list places or other things which use that surname - making them more like general disambiguation pages. As long as these pages contain a template containing __DISAMBIG__, they can be linked to other disambiguation pages. Sometimes pages should probably be made into disambiguation pages or disambiguation pages should be turned into surname articles.

Problem is, not all Wikipedia projects in various languages have rules or guidelines that would dictate when a surname page or a list of articles about people with the same surname, separate from a disambiguation page, needs to be created. In fact, some of them don't allow creating such lists! As a result, it is impossible to link nearly identical disambiguation, surname pages and lists of people with the same surname in various languages among themselves in Wikidata. For example, for English Wikipedia, this is covered under en:Wikipedia:Disambiguation. Is it possible to develop portions of this guideline into rule spanning all Wikimedia Foundation language projects? What would be the best place to initiate such discussion? --Wiking (talk) 21:18, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

What is Meta-Wiki For?[edit]

What is the point of MW? What does it do? How is it useful? I can't make hide nor hair of it, and there seems to not be enough vandalism to justify me sticking around. Random Page takes me to blog posts or something, so there isn't any copyediting work to do.L3X1 (talk) 17:00, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

fundamental categories[edit]

hi all, i need to do a category tree with some meaning. Something like fundamental categories and so on. You can see an example in Portals:Contents/Categories but that is hand-made. I should do it programmatically