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Update to Interwiki map - Wikilivres has moved to and the interwiki map needs to be updated. A request for update has been posted but not actioned. Would it be possible for someone to update this for us? Would be much appreciated. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 14:53, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Updated & deployed some days ago. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:46, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:46, 30 December 2018 (UTC)


Is there something like Twinkle on Meta, particularly for reverting? It would be convenient to not have to use the undo button or edit an earlier revision every time I come across vandalism, but I doubt I'm active enough here to have the patroller right; thus, I'm curious if there's something like the "rollback" option in Twinkle there is on Wikipedia. Thanks, --SkyGazer 512 (talk) 01:28, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

  • @SkyGazer 512:.Are you looking for this?. Install it in your js should work. I didn't try out as I applied for patroller straight and will advice you to do so, at most it's a not done. No harm. Thanks for helping out here.--Cohaf (talk) 11:04, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
That works great, Cohaf; thanks for pointing me to that!--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 13:30, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
welcomed SkyGazer 512.--Cohaf (talk) 13:36, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by: Cohaf (talk) 10:15, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Lua Memory Limits on Incubator

Scrubbed - I've moved the query to [1] --RichardW57 (talk) 21:54, 18 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Sorry but Special:PrefixIndex/Meta:Sandbox/ is just nonsense. We don't need one sandbox per language. The header can certainly appear in the different languages though. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:22, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Ditto. Obvious Redundancy.--Cohaf (talk) 10:04, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

When you're right, you're right. And if I choose "français" from the menu above, it doesn't even show the translated header template. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:32, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

  • Yep, so much value in that proposition. Reduce to the one, and create redirects from name variations if necessary.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:48, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Okay so let's just work on make the heading translatable (@Base and Kaganer?) and get rid of Meta:Sandbox/$lang. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:50, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

See Meta_talk:Sandbox#Translation and Meta_talk:Sandbox#Shouldn't be translatable topics. I still do not understand what the idea was from User:Verdy_p. --Kaganer (talk) 09:14, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry to contradict you but the header hown in Meta:Sandbox REALLY IS translated in the user language...
At least it was until someone removed the header using an incorrect version number in the reset link (and then someone else purged the history to erase what was modified incorrectly on this page but nothing has changed really; the header is there beause it links to the documentation which is translated too, so that users don't have to return to English only; note that there's a SINGLE editable sandbox, the same for all languages, whose result is shown on all "translated" versions using the translated header, so we don't need to purge hundreds of pages; ONLY the header is translated)...
And this has worked this way since several years, until someone quirked it to something that was NOT my intent as INCORRECTLY stated above by MarcoAurelio and Cohaf.
You've been confused by the fact that several years of history was purged on this page (so you've also forgotten the links explaining it; and your memory than fails to remember how it was long before you posted this new comment: lack of correct analysis). verdy_p (talk) 03:21, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
verdy_p I don't think I've said anywhere that you've done an incorrect job. We indeed need the header translated, but not the Meta:Sandbox page. I've just stopped the bot from adding the <translate> tags again and again, re-adding the page from translation every time. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:29, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

I have deleted all Meta:Sandbox/$langcode pages. I suggest we move now on creating a translatable template, the same we do for other pages. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:46, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Abuse Filter Request

This I think is a very common issue, the {{delete}} tags are regularly removed by the page creator or being altered in some manner. We had to watch list every page we slap a tag on. Is there anyway to create a AF to abuse-filter disallow the page author to remove {{delete}} tags? My homewiki has one and it eases the load of patrollers considerably with the peace of mind that the tag is sticky. Any ideas? --Cohaf (talk) 15:20, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

I think our AF expert here is @MusikAnimal so I'm mentioning him here :) —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:07, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Special:Abusefilter/193 & Special:Abuselog/193 imported from zhWP and will just report on local edits (at this point). Picking up all language variations of "delete" will be an achievement, though if we are only concerned with those who remove those that meta operators add, and they are predominantly English language tags, that becomes easier. I am sure that it will need some customisation, however, it is here parked, and ready to tick over.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
I guess the filter is zhwiki AF16? Yes, thanks for importation, I guess for now our regular delete tag such as {{delete|spam}} and etc will be enough, I don't think all languages can be feasible but if it could, it will be something I am very pleased and thankful for.--Cohaf (talk) 13:14, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
5 days on the filter is working quite well, just an interesting observation, most of the tags removed are those I slapped. --Cohaf (talk) 15:24, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Page scope

What's Interwiki conflicts talking about? Is it discussing the impossibility of using Wikidata to map two articles in one wiki to one article in another (e.g. one Wikipedia might have an article on Orville Wright and an article on Wilbur Wright, and they can't easily link to en: because it has a single article on the en:Wright brothers), or is it talking about something totally different? I see the If your comment only relates to a single page bit atop this page on a page's talk page, but aside from a few small edits ten months ago, the interwiki conflicts page hasn't gotten any significant content edits in more than ten years: I doubt a note would get any attention. Nyttend (talk) 03:20, 29 December 2018 (UTC)