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Manual requests[edit]

kmwiktionary: collapsible boxes to work on mobile[edit]

Status:    In progress

Please add the following scripts in Mediawiki namespace: navframe.js, common.js, common.css, mobile.css. Please also change the namespace and its talk page to translated one: "Wiktionary" → "វិគីនានុក្រម". Thank you. — RalvahKaset (talk) 06:01, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@RalvahKaset, for the latter one you have to follow Requesting wiki configuration changes, it is not changed with an on wiki edit. --Base (talk) 00:54, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see, thank you. So I'd like to retain the former request only. RalvahKaset (talk) 02:59, 22 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Russian propaganda in Russian Wikibooks[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi! There is a page Interesting social studies/Special military operation in Ukraine in Russian Wikibooks. It was nominated to deletion, because it is full of Russian propaganda, such as "The purpose of the operation is to liberate from the nationalists primarily the industrial regions of the East of Ukraine" ("Целью операции является освобождение от националистов прежде всего промышленных районов Востока Украины"), see AfD. Unfortunately, the administrator said "Due to the complexity and obvious conflictness and possible danger, I find it difficult to close it" ("в связи со сложностью и явной конфликтностью и возможной опасностью я затрудняюсь подвести итог") and recommended as a possibility to "Take the issue to the level of the Wikimedia Foundation and leave the problem to those who have enough authority to make such decisions, primarily the stewards" ("Вынести вопрос на уровень Фонда Викимедиа и предоставить решать проблему тем, у кого достаточно полномочий принимать такие решения, в первую очередь стюардов"). Could you take a look? --Wikisaurus (talk) 00:04, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't believe this requires, or would benefit from, steward action. The local discussion isn't exactly conclusive, and I understand it very likely can't be for safety reasons, but...this is fundamentally a local decision. Without local consensus, there is no basis for global action.
And, from my perspective, this isn't worth the trouble of seeking global action. As noted in the discussion, there is the good point that few to no people will read it this, and that it may (hopefully) be easier in the future to safely discuss its inclusion in the Russian Wikibooks. I understand that there are neutrality policies, but maybe some sort of compromise can be reached, perhaps to add a note designating it as the personal perspective of the author rather than a neutral textbook-style piece. Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 02:51, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of Malagasy articles, that I had made[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hello. In January 2017, I had made 783 articles in Malagasy Wikipedia. I did it from mistake, because then I was twelve years old and was believing that I was helping, but actually this wasn't helpful at all, basically a childhood mistake. In Ah3kal had requested the removal of these in behalf of me, and Vituzzu removed 567 of these pages. I have of course, since then understood how wrong was this, have matured very much since then, and because few native speakers exist in the project, I think that these pages should be removed. As it was a childhood mistake and I understood how bad was this, there's no need for action against me. I have improved heavily since then.

I would kindly ask that Asabotsy, Ozbekistana are exempt from the deletion and be kept, because native speakers have improved the pages and thus there are no longer machine translation problems on these two articles. Thank you.

NikosLikomitros (talk) 23:33, 15 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@NikosLikomitros these are themgwiki articles, that you created, where you are the latest contributor. Are you saying that every one of these pages is useless? — xaosflux Talk 15:32, 1 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xaosflux Basically, I mean that although I made them, they were with machine translation (and I deeply regret it), and thus I think that except the fixed pages it's better to be written again by someone who knows the language. NikosLikomitros (talk) 13:34, 2 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move ak:Krataafa Titiriw to ak:Main Page[edit]

Status:    In progress

Since ak: now redirected to the latter.--GZWDer (talk) 04:44, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please not move the page. Please Create the Page MediaWiki:Mainpage 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 06:29, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@WikiBayer ? MediaWiki namespace is primarily for system messages; what do you want us to do there? — xaosflux Talk 16:30, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xaosflux this page change the Mainpage. Create the page with the content "Krataafa_Titiriw" to change the Mainpage 𝐖𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 👤💬 16:42, 3 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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