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VisualEditor News #5—2015[edit]

Elitre (WMF), 18:17, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Delete My Account[edit]

Hi please delete my account —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maseeha Razzack (talk)

Hi, it's not possible to delete accounts. --Stryn (talk) 13:14, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Help With Editing[edit]

How Can I Edit My Pages and talk pages and User edit pages? Infact how can i edit my article —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:45, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

en:Wikipedia:Tutorial/Editing might help? --Gereon K. (talk) 22:55, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata data access is coming[edit]

Hi everyone :)

A while ago you received access to the interwiki links from Wikidata. Everything seems to be going well so I'd like to move on to the second stage. You will get access to the actual data in Wikidata like the date of birth of a person. You'll be able to make use of them in your templates via Lua or a new parser function (#property). We'll be enabling this on December 2nd. This will be the day for Wikinews, Wikispecies, Meta and MediaWiki. I hope this will open up great new possibilities for you and make your work easier. If you have questions please come to d:Wikidata:Sister projects. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 16:47, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Bad sites[edit]

Hello.What is your opinion about this page? --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 17:14, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello. My opinion? The English translation is too bad to be understandable for me. --Gereon K. (talk) 22:52, 22 November 2015 (UTC)


hi wikipedia thank you help me video not seen —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Moemintun (talk) 17:46, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Global group filemovers[edit]

Hi, communities. Sorry for my bad English. I propose to create a global group filemovers to filemovers from Wikimedia Commons. Group pronuyu provide such global permissions:

  • autoconfirmed
  • autopatrol
  • autoreview
  • editsemiprotected

Many times there are situations when the global renaming the file and its subsequent replaced causes replacement of patrol marks from the article.

Create a local group will reduce unnecessary burden on the local community. Filemovers in Wikimedia Commons - enough to trusted members of the community, and excessive checking their changes is required. --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 19:42, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose For mentioned cases use CommonsDelinker bot. Alan (talk) 20:06, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Bot used for a large number of changes. If a small number of substitutions, used an automated script. --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 20:14, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
There is a checkbox that forces the change by bot: Try to replace usage immediately using your user account: . It's as easy as removing the selection. Alan (talk) 21:00, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
But unless that option is removed at all the group would actually make sense. It's either we force all filemovers to use the bot instead of script or we grant them the rights, IMHO. In general for me such a group looks sound, though details perhaps need some elaboration (did not check whether the list of rights is ok). --Base (talk) 21:07, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Deactivate the translation extension[edit]

Hi there,
is there any possibility to deactivate the translation extension for a page? Especially as the page is still under construction, it is quite annoying to update the translation tags constantly. Any ideas? --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 10:45, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

@Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE): Just go to Special:PageTranslation and look for the page.--Syum90 (talk) 10:52, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
@Syum90:: Thanks! --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 13:02, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Must one really mind the translation tags? I usually don't when I make changes. The text in the page (be it English) is far more important than the numerous translation tags that clutter the source code. I just alter the text as I please and give a damn about the tags. Someone else, if they care, can put them right after me. I don't think that I violate any policy here by saying this. You simply cannot force ordinary people to learn how to use those pesky tags. --Pxos (talk) 12:32, 30 November 2015 (UTC)