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What software does it use?[edit]

Have you considered using it as a base to make general wiki software?

Your software seems to be the best of the wikis--at least more straight forward than Twiki, even though I know what "Diff" means, I prefer "Older versions" -smkatz

Please see en:Wikipedia:Technical FAQ and Note that while a number of other sites do use our software, I don't presently recommend it unless you're prepared to get involved in development: there's a lot of hard-coded special case code, and plenty of exciting bugs and problems. --Brion VIBBER 18:48 13 Jun 2003 (UTC)

What version of mediawiki is meta using?[edit]

Stable or beta? Or can someone point me to a location with this info? --Nevermind, found it on main page

New purpose[edit]

Since Elian has suggested merging the Foundation wiki here, Meta needs to be kept cleaner. I suggest all translations move to a new wiki (one that will, in future, hopefully have real translation software attached), test wikis go to a new demo place as discussed in a recent meeting, and the help goes to since that now has its own wiki. Angela 07:13, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

I would like to help with spanish translation. Dubz_The_Artist Dubz The Artist (talk) 00:17, 12 March 2020 (UTC)

Edit article[edit]

O'k, look "Current purpose" unit:

<<3. A place to discuss interlanguage co-ordination issues concerning the Wikimedia projects, including discussion in languages other than English>>.

I don't know if we have to have full-stops at the end of points; I'm here with another deal. The point is that "interlanguage" is a didactical linguistic term, the word seems to me unable to serve as a noun substitution to the adjective "interlingual".

Lincoln Josh 21:09, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

That's a good point I agree DJ I icon (talk) 11:24, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Editing the restrictions Ezik2 (talk) 18:28, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

@Ezik2 What do you mean? 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 18:42, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Meta:About Meta#What Meta-Wiki is not[edit]

Is Meta-Wiki an appropriate place to import/continue local disputes from other projects? –xeno 21:18, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

To clarify the above post that was made because of my question. Although Xeno is partly right and some part of my question contained some elements of an old dispute, my main concern was about this In the edit summary admin Gwen Gale stated: "22:17, 16 July 2011 Gwen Gale (talk | contribs) deleted "User talk:Wyss/a4" ‎ (U1: User request to delete page in own userspace: user thought this had been done years ago)". en:User:Gwen Gale and en:user:Wyss is the same user. The admin deleted her own talk page history citing "a user request". It is a violation of the talk page policy and abuse of administrative tools.So I decided to ask about this here on Meta This particular deletion has nothing to do with me, and is not a part of my dispute with Gwen Gale.--Mbz1 21:31, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
I've raised this specific case (and pointed to this general discussion) here. –xeno 21:53, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Xeno, this and that were Bad Ideas. You are correct that meta is not for resolving local disputes, and also that the issues raised by Mbz1 on your talk page and that of Gwen Gale were local enwiki issues. You asked a straw man question, however, inviting Mbz1 to defend himself, thus turning a couple of obscure edits, that would have been noticed by hardly anyone but you, into a Dispute attracting wider comment. The answer to your question is No. However, asking an individual user, or even two users, a question, even if it is about a dispute elsewhere, is not "importing local disputes." It's just asking a question, and Mbz1 is correct in one respect: this was more transparent than email. On meta, as on the other wikis, there is wider latitude in user space. Gwen Gale and you had the right to refuse to discuss the matter, and to remove the questions, and that should have ended it, aside from possible issues of incivility, regarding which standards are low at meta, generally. I'll comment further on your Talk page. --Abd 17:29, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia Forum#What is Meta For?[edit]

Some of the recent edits were triggered by this Wikimedia Forum discussion. Nemo 10:21, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

I'm going to add more examples as it seems needed... Nemo 10:32, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
This is a perfect opening for a quote I was looking for a place to paste.
I'd suggest it as meta's motto. (And only slightly cheekily ;) Quiddity (talk) 09:40, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
"A man's reach must exceed his grasp, or what's a metaphor?" – Marshall Mcluhan1

help with starting a page[edit]

hey i have an account, but i dont know how to make a page myself. i have tried everything. --Akebiv (talk) 22:50, 13 September 2013 (UTC)akebiv

@Akebiv: Hi. To create a Wikipedia article, see w:WP:WIZ. Hope this helps. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:21, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

This is a bit out-of-data, mat8 Martin Cain (talk) 07:06, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

I need more on how to deal with page editing Lawal Umar Madaki (talk) 17:55, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Writing about my great grandpa[edit]

Hi, I notice some photos on Teoh Tiang Chye has been deleted.

May I know how to get newspaper and book photos into the wiki?


Hi, have you read Meta:About? We don't host content about grandpas here at Meta-Wiki. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 16:01, 8 May 2015 (UTC)


Did not this because answer without understanding me and distorted. But what new powers, or what? My activities at the latest in 2002 for the first time was that wrote many times in the past. But then deleted every regional administrators or middle positioned on close Wicky MOEGI craft as devilish bug is not clear, came earlier this year. This is a low-profile activities over the years, in your personal case.

Therefore determines the century Council and Chairman or the audit Chamber Chairman.--Be.NAOKII- (talk) 05:05, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 June 2016[edit]

Be.NAOKII- (talk) 14:45, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

What do you want to change on the page? -- Tegel (Talk) 14:49, 25 June 2016 (UTC)
No reply from the user despite edits on this page, so request removed. -- Tegel (Talk) 11:32, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

what is wiki media does[edit]

I'm thinking DJ I icon (talk) 11:25, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Ok Danny Lessy (talk) 17:07, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Ayuda y consejos sobre el Index de Barthel[edit]

Hola me llamo Helena, soy nueva en esto y agradecería mucho que me ayudasen a entender el Index de Barthel, consejos, aclaraciones sobre el grado y ayudas. Muchas gracias saludos cordiales. Helena 77 (talk) 14:33, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 January 2017[edit]

Md Ripon Sarkar

What do you want to change? -- Tegel (Talk) 15:30, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 January 2017[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} I im Sir.Naoki INOUE. I am founder levels wikimedia member. It is my another.--Sir.INOUE (talk) 23:15, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

Sir.INOUE (talk) 23:15, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done, not a request.--Syum90 (talk) 09:50, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 July 2017[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} i want to become a editor in wikimedia website! thanks Jimsanders (talk) 10:25, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Welcome. You don't need access to Meta:About to do that. -- Tegel (Talk) 10:30, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Interwiki templates ?[edit]

Hi there,

Has the idea of hosting templates for all Wikimedia projects ever been discussed ? Or is it already so ? Templates such as {{reflist}}, or {{tl}} ? —Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 00:51, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it has. You can start browsing the links from phab:T121470. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 16:26, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. --Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 21:42, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


bonjour,je vois que vous faites beaucoup de recherche sur les choses anciennes,je ne sais pas si vous pouvez m'aider mais je recherche l'origine et la signification de l'écusson qui se trouve au dessus de la porte de d une maison ,je vais joindre la photo ,je serais heureux d'avoir des nouvelles,merci ,bien à vous. d'après certaines personnes cette maison aurai été une maison religieuse ,un monastère ,c'est aussi sur la chaussée Brunehaut( chaussée Romaine),merci Mais vraiment que

veux dire cette plaque .. 1765  N.D.G   I.H.S

Translator Russian and Portuguese (PT/BR)[edit]

Hello. I wanted to know if these translations are paid or not?

Regards Zaparufias (talk) 11:51, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

No, all volunteer.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:52, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 May 2019[edit]

{{edit semi-protected|Meta:About}} 18:30, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Empty request. -- Tegel (Talk) 18:34, 19 May 2019 (UTC)


I think we must wake up in our education Danny Lessy (talk) 17:10, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

I have a degree in management Lawal Umar Madaki (talk) 17:56, 10 January 2020 (UTC)


How different contexts affect they way people talk, their vacbulary choice, intonation or/and voice quality? Mohamed Algyli (talk) 21:20, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 May 2020[edit]

Ladi Achimugu (talk) 15:18, 12 May 2020 (UTC) Dear Team, Kindly enable me access to edit contents from the semi protected section. Thank you.

No. Why don't you just specify what you want to have changed, and we can change it for you? -- Tegel (Talk) 15:23, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done This template must be followed by a complete and specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it.. — xaosflux Talk 18:41, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 May 2020[edit]

Wilson Çhipara (talk) 20:28, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done. Empty request. -- Tegel (Talk) 20:30, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Get a person's cellphone number so that they will have to enter it everytime and we can contact them for support on our application Wilson Çhipara (talk) 20:31, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

What has your application to do with Meta:About? -- Tegel (Talk) 20:32, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Google minden nyílt forrás legyen nelegyen titok se. I jelszó emailok törölt visza alktasa Pize2310 (talk) 08:40, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

It is to ensure that all safety and regulations are followed and to avoid faults like hacking and other bunch of things Sphiwesihle kunene (talk) 05:15, 30 January 2021 (UTC)


Pls help me to reganise my role meta ... And pls tell me what should I do for furthermore improvement of our organization..pls one time pls help me to understand Velavan.L (talk) 23:00, 4 April 2021 (UTC)


But my phone and laptops have been hacked ...and pls let me know about me...what is role or job in this organization because I am not that much knowledge able all Velavan.L (talk) 23:21, 4 April 2021 (UTC)