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m:User:Elitre (WMF), 17:20, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

Kartographer extension

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T139787 resolved

It would be really useful to have the Kartographer extension to add maps on pages about events. For example, for the Wikiconvention, to have a page with a map of hotels nearby. -Ash Crow (talk) 20:43, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Support. The extension is indeed a good fit for events, and a lot of global, crosswiki or country based events use meta to publish information.
Contributors willing to get information about events will benefit from a map, so yes, that's a good idea.
Disclaimer. This opinion is given as a meta user, and is independent of my opinion when triaging site requests or as a deployment volunteer.
--Dereckson (talk) 20:52, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Support. Would really help to organize events. --Harmonia Amanda (talk) 07:41, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Err ... This extension is already active (special:version).12:41, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Maps update


Hi, we've just deployed the Kartographer extension on this wiki. It allows you to add interactive maps to pages. See Kartographer help page (please expand and translate it if possible).
Our next step is to add "geoshapes" service to the maps. Geoshapes will allow drawing city/region/country outlines by specifying a wikidata ID. Geoshapes service already allows Graph extension to draw graphs together with interactive information, such as a country with subregions.

x-sistemo → eks-sistemo

La hodiauxaj sxangxoj en Phabricator kaj Gerrit devos signifi, ke post du jaroj, kun helpego de Brion, James, Amir, kaj WhatamIdoing, la deviga uzado de la x‑sistemo dum redaktado, devas baldaux fori. Grandan dankon al ili! Dankon egale al LLarson, kiu verkis tiun mesaĝon. --Psychoslave (talk) 13:44, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

English Wikipedia as a source

Hello.Many of Wikipedia articles in several languages Consider English Wikipedia a source.Is this acceptable or is it better to remove these sources by a global bot?Thank you --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 09:29, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia itself can not be a reliable source: see en:WP:CIRCULAR. Ruslik (talk) 19:37, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

A Related Effort

I'm one of the co-founders of a wiki-based site for crowd-sourcing fact checks, and I wonder if the site would be of interest to some the editors here at Wikipedia. The site,, allows anyone to create fact checks of public misinformation, as well as edit and improve existing fact checks already on the site. As with Wikipedia, the site policy requires reliable references, so users can verify the fact checks for themselves, and users can collaborate to improve the fact checks over time. The site is still currently in beta.

If you're interested in contributing content to the site, feel free to follow the link ( and add a fact check or edit one of the in-progress fact checks. Also, any feedback is welcome, or we can be reached at if you'd rather offer feedback over email (replace AT with @).

Please let us no if this isn't an appropriate forum to post this, or if there's some where else it would make more sense to put it. Kasense-info (talk) 20:23, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Project page appropriate here?

Wikimedia Nederland has recently started an international project, Netherlands and the world, that will take place in many languages and across several Wikimedia projects (presumably Wikipedias, Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource and perhaps other projects too). We thought the most appropriate location for a central project page would be here, on Meta (I know Outreach is an option too, but it is likely that the GLAM pages there will be moved to Meta at some point as well). Does anyone object to having this central project page here on Meta, preferably as a subpage of Wikimedia Nederland? There's a draft in my user space at this moment. Thanks :-) Spinster (talk) 13:29, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

It is entirely appropriate to have such a page here. Ruslik (talk) 18:41, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

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salut vous savez je suis nul en englais,qui peut m'aidé s v p. -- 07:06, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Madame/Monsieur, soyez bienvenu(e). Qu'est ce que on peux fair pour vous aider? (mon français est un peux rouillé). Cordialement, —MarcoAurelio 12:28, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
avant je suis un monsieur.vous pouriez me dire un sur le fonctionement du site merci. -- 14:08, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Monsieur, s.v.p. regardez Méta:À propos. Cordialement, —MarcoAurelio 15:44, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio 11:12, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Add 'autopatrol' user right to some local usergroups

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T142123 resolved

It looks a bit odd that some local elected or appointed usergroups such as translation administrators, central notice administrators, mass message senders and WMF SuSa staff have to get autopatrol right separately. I think users in those groups can be trusted not to make incorrect edits nor his pages requires to be patrolled, nor his changes being highlighted in the recent changes. Would you object having the above user groups the autopatrol right attached to their group? If not all, which ones? Thank you. —MarcoAurelio 12:32, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

I do not object. Ruslik (talk) 18:35, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
I support as much groups as possible having this right; that will prevent many useless log actions. I actually think the patrolling can be switched off altogether as its only effect is whether or not an exclamation mark is shown in the RC next to new pages. --MF-W 13:25, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
I'd also support that as well, but I've proposed this some time ago and it was rejected because people found it useful. —MarcoAurelio 13:53, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
I think patrol may still be useful. — xaosflux Talk 01:43, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Support Support --Lingveno (talk) 09:10, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Support Support the original proposal. Unsure if patrol should be disabled completely. --Krd 09:49, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Support Support Much of the patrolling is just signal noise. Reducing the amount of actions shown and required seems like a good move. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 08:22, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments. I have filled a ticket and uploaded a patch to add the 'autopatrol' right to: centralnotice administrators, global renamers, massmessage senders, WMF Office IT and WMF Support and Safety; considering that all people in those groups are trusted with more powerful tools and the general impression that there might be no need to patrol their edits nor its page creations. I've not scheduled the patch for any SWAT window yet, just in case there are further comments. —MarcoAurelio 19:36, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
I Support Support Marco Aurelio's proposal, but I'm Neutral Neutral about MF-W's proposal.--Syum90 (talk) 07:36, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Resolved. Thanks for your input. —MarcoAurelio 00:40, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio 11:12, 28 August 2016 (UTC)