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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]])

Some one can hlp me pls stop all the things[edit]

This is my use of this information, you are careful of this person. It is because of your greedy, got me now to the packaging are given to people covered mouth. You say nothing is a police officer? I got it for you, what am I afraid? I just wanted a new life. You use my trust in you, in my mobile phone download Google Tos software to put adwords to make money! You are really poisonous! When I discovered it, I asked you to come out to understand that you brought the Indians out and then hacked my Facebook page, pulled my family into the group, bankrupted my integrity, and when I was not sure what happened , You've been a pros partner with google, help me set up unlimited investment, and you will be able to make money. You want me to go bankrupt, opportunity I gave. Can not stand it anymore...

Unity around the country[edit]

Wiki shows us unity ,we all in the same media zone ,but coming from different places around the world and that's a good thing .We get to know other people ,have friends which can help you when you visit another country ,because some of us like to tour around the country and maybe one day the dream will come true to become an actor ,network administrator that's it guys Love you all god bless you all amen

Searching for specific features[edit]

Hello good people!

I am looking into MediaWiki for at project but I would like a specific feature.

I would like to create a base template used on multiple pages. When changes are made to the template I'd like the used sites to inherit it. The template should only contain headers and tables with basic information and then I'd like to add information into the table on the pages.

Is this possible?

Self Promotion on Wikiversity?[edit]

Hello. Is self promotion or personal gain ever allowed on any Wikimedia projects? On Wikiversity the idea that some forms of self promotion and personal gain might be appropriate in an educational setting apparently can't even be discussed because Wikimedia Foundation prohibits it on Wikipedia and ALL of Wikipedia's sister projects? Is this True? Would policies needed to be changed here on Meta for some forms of self promotion to ever be acceptable on Wikiversity? How can policy changes at the Wikimedia Meta level happen? Where can they be discussed? I only ask this because in brick and mortar university settings some forms of self promotion are acceptable, and I think it would help Wikiversity thrive and really benefit all of humanity if policies were different. Thanks. Cheers and Limitless Peace! Michael Ten (talk) 01:23, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

How do I make so advertisements will appear on pages?[edit]

Excuse me, how do I make so ads will appear on pages using JS? I want ads to show on pages instead of none ads on the pages, how do I make so ads will appear on pages? --Psl631 (talk) 14:10, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Request for suggestions on "Advertise your project!"[edit]

Creating a Project page at https://meta.wikimedia.org was suggested by Eman235! of wikipedia. A page at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDerivations has been created.
Facing certain issues, however. I didn't/couldn't (the reason is mentioned below) follow the mentioned route:

  1. Create an account and a user page on this wiki, so people can address questions to you.
  2. Create a page describing your plan: enter the project name in the box below and click the button.
  3. Link to your proposal from this page, below.
  4. Advertise your project! Good places to do so are on the Wikimedia Forum and the wikimedia-l mailing-list.


I first proposed a project, went on with it and created the project. The link is already mentioned earlier. Also follows later on, within this very post.

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I would've liked to create an account, but since it is a global account, I was afraid it might remove my Wikipedia User and Talk pages. So I haven't created an account and a talk page in wikimedia.
Since I didn't create an account, I can't follow the next steps after I created a project proposal page. Following the direction given:

  1. Link my proposal to the List.
  2. Advertise my project.


On these I therefore would like to learn. Seek help to learn.
I found that at the suggested url, if a link to the Section, New Projects, is posted, it creates a link with a phrase Special:MyLanguage inserted between https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/ and /WikiDerivations, whereas my link is straightforward: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDerivations

Any suggestions?
The following part solved:Further, My Username in Wikimedia at the top of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiDerivations is in Red. Also, hovering the mouse cursor on the username area says: Your user page (page does not exist)[.] Bkpsusmitaa (talk) 10:16, 10 December 2018 (UTC)