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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 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:20, 13 June 2003 (UTC)[reply]

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)

Thanks Ali Sami Abed Abboud (talk) 03:17, 28 December 2022 (UTC)[reply]

What version of mediawiki is meta using?[edit]

Stable or beta? Or can someone point me to a location with this info? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:03, 26 January 2005 (UTC)[reply]

--Nevermind, found it on main page — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:05, 26 January 2005 (UTC)[reply]

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)[reply]

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)[reply]

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

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

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

Well, you are making a good point. GideonOdoi (talk) 12:34, 14 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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

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)[reply]
I've raised this specific case (and pointed to this general discussion) here. –xeno 21:53, 8 September 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  • 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)[reply]

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

I'm going to add more examples as it seems needed... Nemo 10:32, 18 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
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)[reply]
"A man's reach must exceed his grasp, or what's a metaphor?" – Marshall Mcluhan1

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)[reply]

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

Short description[edit]

The short description of this page needs to be fixed, but I don't know how to do it. Janhrach (talk) 07:50, 30 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Done: fixed on Wikidata. Janhrach (talk) 17:04, 16 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]