The following discussion is closed: Account not created
- Project where I am an admin: admin on tr.wikimedia.org, former admin on commons (resigned on my own)
- My Email address: to.aru.shiroi.nekogmail.com
- Reason why I need an account: I'd like to assist with translations (to-from Turkish) and templates (particularly creation and update of parser-heavy or autotranslate templates). -- とある白い猫 chi? 19:31, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
- Comment as quoted from above: "You do not need an account on the Foundation wiki to help with translations, and requests for accounts to translate will be denied. All translation work is done here on Meta-Wiki so that many people can collaborate and so that pages can be proofread before being published." Trijnsteltalk 20:01, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
- My primary target for contribution is templates not translations but I can help with translations too. I think foundation wiki can greatly benefit from improvements to templates. Additionally I would update content relating to Vikimedya Türkiye (Wikimedia Turkey) but there is quite some time for that to be an important factor for my intended contribution. -- とある白い猫 chi? 21:07, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
- Hi. Potential editing of the wiki for a proposed chapter isn't a sufficient reason to request an account. Translations are not done on the Foundation wiki as stated by Trijnstel above, all translations are done here on Meta using the Translate extension, this allows them to be reviewed by other users. They can then be published, that is, copying and pasting them from Meta-Wiki, attributing them properly, adjusting the pages to add/remove categories, templates, <!--comments --> etc. by experienced users and subsequently marked as published on Meta-Wiki. If something gets changed on Meta-Wiki, it can easily be reviewed and then the publishing process and checks will happen again. We have this workflow in place to ensure that we don't make mistakes when publishing to the Foundation's public site. Please can you be more specific with regards to what exactly you will be doing with templates? Thanks! The Helpful One 21:30, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
- There are many things that can be done, to give a perhaps good feel the wiki hardly any templates aside from the ones for donations. Templates help pages have a standard feel and give it the kind of professional look we would wish on the foundation wiki. I am not saying the site is unprofessional but there are style and formatting inconsistencies all over the place. Also templates can make updating multiple pages easier. Some things I think that may help:
- A more immediate interest of mine is wmf:Category:Resolutions which are rather messy. A navigation template can help sort them (for example chronologically and/or topically) on the bottom of each resolution page (without altering the actual content of the resolutions in any shape or form). Also the resolution pages themselves can be stylized through templates. For instance wmf:Resolution:Approval of Wikimedia UK looks rather boring to look at and this can be improved with templates.
- With parser functions I can even customize styles based on the content. Outdated translations can be marked (on a page not visible to the readers normally) pointing out the ones that need update based on the last update on the main (perhaps English version). This would particularly help with the migration task of translated content from translation requests to the wiki.
- Donation pages are difficult to navigate - the donator candidate may wish to see messages in a more orderly (non-random) fashion. This is implementable without removing or disrupting existing functionality.
- The main page does not make good use of templates. Some of the translations do not appear to discuss the same material (ex wmf:صفحهٔ اصلی which also seems to have rtl issues). Templates can be used to better "enforce" that same content appears on each page as the translation content and table/template content would be separated. I have restructured the cumbersome meta Main Page a while ago and made newer translations much easier.
- Implementation of MediaWikiwiki:Lua scripting possibly through MediaWikiwiki:Extension:Scribunto would also provide additional options currently not possible with parser functions.
- These are just some examples of things I can do with my experience in templates, parser functions and magic words. I am not going to mess with anything currently in use without a detailed discussion prior.
- -- とある白い猫 chi? 02:01, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
- I'm sorry, but you should not change the donation pages, ever. Those are intensely tested and highly specialized forms. Without a full understanding of them, they should not be touched. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 18:08, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
- Absolutely not, indeed. These are merely issues I have seen to be problematic on the site. I have the technical knowledge to assist with such a shift though should it be agreed up on. I am waiting for an email response actually. -- とある白い猫 chi? 23:31, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Not done. This sort of thing requires approval from the staff responsible for the development of pages mentioned. Should you be approved to make changes to them, they have the relevant permissions to create an account for you. PeterSymonds (talk) 17:32, 2 August 2012 (UTC)