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I can't create a request[edit]

Hello Dear Wikipedian,

I trying to write a request but system block me and showing vandalism alarm. that is my second request in one day. is the cause of it?


Sorry, my first request open in wrong place because I used this page =Meta:Requests for comment.

I want to move my request (Meta:Requests for comment/Persophobia in AZB.Wiki) to this page = Requests for comment

there isn't any help\training there. --Gholaghabijan (talk) 09:33, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I have moved the page. New users don't get the right to move in most wikis until they attain the autoconfirmed status.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:49, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst:

Hello, Thank you so much but request doesn't categorizing in request page? Sorry I really don't understand this codes? I open the request in Persian-wiki and they said you must going to Meta-wiki. page must be in Category: Requests for comments (open) or Requests for comment page.

I didn't categorize it. it was automatic process.--Gholaghabijan (talk) 13:44, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

@Gholaghabijan: Please see and utilise {{rfc subpage}} and that will allow it to categorise.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:56, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

About Featured article candidates[edit]

Dear Wikipedians,

I have an issue regarding the Featured article candidates. Does a dead page link(red colored link like my talk page and user page) on the candidate lower its quality?

Sincerely

White Timber Kimberly (talk) 22:19, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

You must submit a question to there,not here.--Nightwayyyyy (talk) 23:57, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Ability to upload file(wiki azb)[edit]

Hello. How to create an upload file in the azb wiki.Survey azb:ویکی‌پدیا:فایل یوکله‌مه ایمکا‌نین ویکی‌ده یارادماق.E THP (talk) 12:55, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

@E THP: You need to make a request on Phabricator. Read about Requesting wiki configuration changes and mw:How to report a bug. If you're unable to do that, reply to me here. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:34, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Here is the discussion.But without result.You also look at the comments.E THP (talk) 15:50, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

Moving a page from another Wiki[edit]

Is there a way to move a userspace page from another Wiki here to meta that preserves its page history? I realize I could just copypaste the thing, but I feel its origins are important. Darkfrog24 (talk) 22:46, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

As en.wn is not configured for transwiki import, the source wiki should do export to an XML file, and then this wiki should import that file. Perhaps listing the page name(s) is appropriate to confirm that this wiki is willing to import. --Gryllida 23:55, 20 March 2019 (UTC)
I consider it important to preserve the edit history. There was an accusation involved and this is a record of what really happened.
How do I Special:Export? Or do I have to ask someone else to do it? Darkfrog24 (talk) 00:32, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
The record of what happened remains available for consultation for administrative purposes regardless of deletion. It seems unfair to meta to use it as a storage area for a redundant copy. --Pi zero (talk) 03:16, 21 March 2019 (UTC)
Then undelete the essays and I'll keep them on Wikinews. If not, well, they cover conflict resolution techniques inspired by Wikinews but they'd work elsewhere as well.
Okay, figured out that Special:Export was a link, and it looks like it does what I want it to do. Trying to see if it will work with a Wikinews page... Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:42, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

I am a bot account, how do I allow my operator to edit my User page[edit]

Dear wise Wikimedians, As you can tell from my name, I am a bot account. I want to let my bot operator m:User:Xinbenlv to edit my user page m:User:Xinbenlv_bot but keeps getting rejected by meta.wikimedia.org. Is there any settings I need to update? Xinbenlv bot (talk) 19:52, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

What is the exact error message? Ruslik (talk) 20:56, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
You should use your main account to request help not from a bot account. You cannot edit the userpage of User:Xinbenlv bot because on Meta not all users are allowed to modify other users' userpages and there's a filter to enforce that. Therefore you should make the edit while logged in the bot account, no need of any settings. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:27, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
You can request 'autopatroller' permission at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. Ruslik (talk) 20:30, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

personal sandbox?[edit]

how do i create a personal sandbox? Autisimus maximus (talk) 16:33, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Go to User:Autisimus maximus/sandbox. –Ammarpad (talk) 18:33, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
thanks Autisimus maximus (talk) 18:50, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

how to add a category to a template[edit]

Template:Denied i'm not sure how to add this to the template category, there also may be other things i'll need to do that i'm not aware of, if there are any, what are they? Autisimus maximus (talk) 17:09, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Any template categories should enclosed in <noinclude></noinclude> tags. Ruslik (talk) 18:45, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Suspicious accounts with Chinese characters created in Basque Wiktionary[edit]

Sorry for writing about this issue here, I am not sure where exactly should I be reporting this. Please send me to where this should be posted and I will do so as soon as possible.

Hello all, I wanted to reach you with an issue that worries me. For the last year a total of 39 suspìcious accounts were manually created in Basque Wiktionary, all of them named with Chinese or Japanese characters: (List of suspicious accounts)(List of recent manually created accounts) (Basque language has nothing related with these languages or with their characters). These accounts have made not a single edit nor any kind of activity inside our project, and looking for their overall Wikimedia accounts, the only project in which they are registered is ours. It makes me think they could be used in the future with malicious purposes, although it surpasses me to know how. I have not blocked any of these accounts as they have shown no reason for that action to be taken yet. I also have not made any further research about this situation more than what I have told you here, however I am sure many of you might have already become aware of this suspicious activity in other Wikimedia projects, and could know the reason behind this or how to proceed or what protocol to follow to face this. Thank you in advance, --Bengoa (My user talk) 13:18, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

multilanguage page[edit]

How can i create a new multilanguage page?--Kaspo (talk) 20:30, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

There's a help page: Translation requests#How to request a translationAmmarpad (talk) 09:29, 14 April 2019 (UTC)