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Forcing replacement of my wikipedia user page with my meta user page ?[edit]

In addition to my main contributions to the English Wikipedia, I frequently make small contributions to other languages as well.

For such languages I would previously create a minimal user page, with a link to my English one (so reviewers of my changes could get an idea of who I am).

In April this year I noticed that when I attach to an account in a new language, my meta user page is automatically rendered on my user page for that language.

That's very handy - thanks to whomever made that happen.

Now I would like to force my 32 (!) old and minimalistic user pages (see below) some of which do not support the SUL box template to be reset, so that the meta page gets rendered there as well. (Emptying the user page is not enough, and moving it places a redirect there, so that also does not work).

I would much appreciate if someone here could help with that - and if this is not the right place for this question, I would appreciate help in finding the right place.

Thanks, Lklundin (talk) 11:00, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

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Hi. Place a request at Synchbot to have the local pages deleted. Then your Meta user page will be visible on the local wiki. -- Tegel (Talk) 11:04, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
OK, I just placed a request there. Many thanks. Lklundin (talk) 13:07, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to help out, assuming I have the required skillset. Please forgive any violations of standards as I am new and a bit hesitant regarding making edits as I do not want to create "make work" problems for others because of my ignorance. Please let me know if I make a mistake so that I can correct it. Any documentation that would help me get a comprehensive understanding of the job at hand would be most helpful and much appreciated. I should pick the method up quick once I have instructions and a collection of reference material at hand. I'm looking forward to working together. Hopefully, in the end, I'll have provided more help than I required. Useed.saTurnH (talk) 17:21, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

@Useed.saTurnH: I guess you're talking about translations, which is the point of this page, so you can read the documentation on MediaWiki. Matiia (talk) 17:51, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Feature request — 1-click Copy article from source to new target language / automatic Machine translate article text[edit]

I would like to quickly and easily copy articles to a different language for translation (1-click article cloning across languages). This would make creating stubs (at a minimum) incredibly easy.

I would also like the option to machine translate this copied article.

It seems Google and Bing are now good enough that this Machine Translation (MT) mode of replicating articles would be an effective way to grow (especially) non-English Wikis and to increase participation by taking out the complex drudgery of creating an article. Users are more likely to improve machine-translated article than to create and populate them from scratch.

MT-articles could also be color-coded (warning yellow border?) to distinguish their uncertain quality. Rotating these new articles through the front page (perhaps based on hit volume in other languages) would also certainly help.

At least for the top 10 wikis—by size or word count—this could be a boon. Wiki size likely also correlates positively to the size of the language data sets on which Google and Bing are based, which should generally correlate to MT-quality.

As a freelance translator, I make frequent use of Wikipedia in German and English. Articles often exists in only one of the two languages, and this would make it much easier for me to add value.

One action to undo[edit]

In case nobody responds to it, please could someone act on the request at Talk:Steward requests/Username changes#Undo a recent change. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 10:14, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, done by Steinsplitter. Green Giant (talk) 13:25, 28 July 2015 (UTC)