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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 "" 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 "" 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/ 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)

Trying to find something[edit]

A couple months ago I came across what was either an essay or a policy page that included the information "People who want to be unblocked from one part of the project should make 'meaningful contributions to other parts of the project.'" I've since run searches and can't find it again. Does anyone know where it is? Thanks. Darkfrog24 (talk) 12:17, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

My profile[edit]

Hi!!! Whenever I write my on my User Page or on my talk page wiki automatically deletes them. What is the point of those pages, if wiki constantly deletes them. I can't even add a picture of myself because the program claims that I wasn't it's original artist??? What do I need to do to make those pages sharable? :(
--ShadyMasterJ wiki (talk) 20:21, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi @ShadyMasterJ wiki you should write at here only for inform shouldn't details. Murbaut (talk) 11:46, 1 November 2016 (UTC)
Alright. Thanks @Murbaut wiki. --ShadyMasterJ wiki (talk) 21:33, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

New language requested[edit]

I have requested a Wikipedia Braille in . It is correctly requested? -- 14:44, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Well, that table only is a "table of contents" for the Incubator. To make a request, see Langcom/handbook. --MF-W 15:21, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

ImageMap Problem with Text afterwards[edit]


we am currently working on a MediaWiki about the event-driven process chain standardisation called 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:

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 ( in the first Topic.

The code around the ImageMap:


<imagemap>-Fehler: Bild ist ungültig oder nicht vorhanden


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

Issue with language code "ase"[edit]

The language code "ase" (American Sign Language) doesn't seem to work correctly in user language boxes. See my userpage for an example: next to "ase-1", it reads "This user has basic knowledge of English" (rather than American Sign Language). If someone could let me know how to fix this, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you! Mx. Granger (talk) 12:24, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

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/ 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)