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AbuseLog to link to CentralAuth, is that possible?[edit]

tracked in T95275

Hi. I think that AbuseLog patrolers and specially stewards would find useful to have a link to Special:CentralAuth in log entries on Special:AbuseLog. I tried to modify the message MediaWiki:Abusefilter-log-entry and MediaWiki:Abusefilter-log-entry-withdiff without success. Any ideas? Perhaps a script can be made, like the one we use at the Special:Log/globalauth (question to self: not sure why that log does not link to Special:CentralAuth by default...). -- M\A 11:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

The second parameter ($userLink) is hardcoded into the message with links (not only username) so we can't make the message link to CA without a script. I think it might be worthwhile to add another parameter (just for username) to it though. For your question to self, see phab:T91868. --Glaisher (talk) 12:13, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm filling a ticket on Phabricator for this then. -- M\A 10:09, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Original research[edit]

i have worked life long on amphibians and reptiles of pakistan, and published extensively on the subject. i wanted to start a page on herpetofauna of pakistan, to present my research through this medium.

need your guidance —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Typhlops (talk)

Generally "original research" isn't permitted and will be deleted on Wikipedias, because folks would post crackpot theories, and start to sell snakeoil. The rules depend on the project, and if you want to publish reviewed content, e.g., a Google scholar search finds it and shows a non-zero "quoted by" number, it might be possible as wikisource, wikibook, or on wikiversity. –Be..anyone (talk) 13:48, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Wikibooks has a "no original research" policy but it is less onerous than that on most Wikipedias. For example, an original textbook that carries out some synthesis but is supported by references would be permitted. QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Category:Pages with broken file links & Filedelinkerbot[edit]

Hi. Please see Meta:Requests for bot status/Filedelinkerbot. Krd and me are wondering if the category linked above should be cleaned and how. While I'd support and entire cleanup, Krd raises some interesting concerns and I think it'd be better if the community could have it's say on this. I'd appreciate input in this thread and not let stagnate another proposal to enhace the maintenance of this project. Best regards. -- M\A 18:02, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Qui tacet placet. As there has been no opposition and I won't be waiting forever, the cleanup will start in the following days... last chance to comment. Don't say later you weren't warned. -- M\A 10:20, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

MassMessage bot "user page"[edit]

Hello :) I just noticed that the new "global user page" for the bot looks kinda... useless (see example here). Does anybody know how to tweak it? Thank you. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 20:58, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

A translation admin should check this, this is not a real solution, it's only a quick hack to see what happens:
  1. I've removed a rather obscure "double-includeonly" in the first line, because it had no obvious (for me) purpose.
  2. I've enclosed everything else in "noinclude", after that step the page was empty on other projects.
  3. I've added the same English text without translate-tags as "includeonly" below the translated noinclude (2). After that the English text was shown on your example link.
Be..anyone (talk) 00:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
User:MediaWiki message delivery (history) --MZMcBride (talk) 00:27, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, Be..anyone! If someone approves your changes, I'll then add a note to the user page to make readers aware they can find translated versions of the page on Meta. (MZMcBride, ?) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:05, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
I think we should directly show the translations on each wiki's language. I attempted to make it work some days ago but didn't have time to look at it further so left it as it was. Maybe I'll take a look at it later to make it work. Glaisher (talk) 11:02, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Made it finally work. \o/ (preview). Erica, feel free to add that note as the language tag shows links to the translations relative to Meta-Wiki and breaks when viewed on other wikis. Regards, Glaisher (talk) 16:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
^.^b If I'm a user elsewhere, and look at this page elsewhere, I'd always see the English version, is that correct? Otherwise Pathoschild would have to update the documentation. –Be..anyone (talk) 21:42, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
@Be..anyone You'll see the version in your interface language (compare sv and ja text). This works because the translations are in translated Meta templates, and the interface language is taken into account when rendering the global user page. (That's why {{int:}} works on global user pages but {{CONTENTLANG}} doesn't.) —Pathoschild 22:55, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Better example, sv worked immediately, ja reported an error, and after a purge I got an sv header with ja text on ja.Face-smile.svg I fear I can't test global preferences and translated global user pages at the same time for any remotely reproducable results. –Be..anyone (talk) 23:02, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

全域用户页的问题[edit]

如果我在meta的用户页上放个链接,那么除非有前缀,否则我的本意一般来说是链接到meta上的某个页面。但现在必须要在前面加上m:前缀,否则在其他项目上打开的时候会链接到本地页面。建议修改这个不合理之处。--SFSQ2012 (talk) 09:55, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

phab:T89916--GZWDer (talk) 10:32, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Blocking[edit]

My IP has been blocked and my article erased by a librarian for political causes. How can I get unblocked?

What project are you talking about? Ruslik (talk) 19:29, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #2—2015[edit]

19:48, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Apparently <h3>Let's work together</h3> instead of === Let's work together === gets rid of the bogus "edit links" within a newsletter, keeping the anchor + ToC entry as is. How can that be arranged globally for all newsletters posted on Village Pumps or similar pages? –Be..anyone (talk) 22:17, 10 April 2015 (UTC)