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Status:    In progress

At [] there are requests for words which should be added. Some of those requests got fulfilled, so please remove the words mentioned at [].
Maybe it would be better to replace "Rogatus", "Per thema", "Nexus rari", "Describendae" by link to a page like [] which can be edited by everyone. A Latin name could be [] ("Wiktionary:Requests").
Also I'd like to repeat this request: [] (the one entry now in the deletion category was a miscreated user page and no Wiktionary word entry; deletion category: []).
Thanks for the fulfilment of the last request and thanks in advance regarding this request. - 15:20, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Done for wikt:la:Categoria:Delenda.--AldNonymousBicara? 15:33, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
I've updated MediaWiki:Recentchangestext, but I'm not sure about the second part of the request, I think that should be done by a Latin speaker. Matiia (talk) 20:51, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
I deliberately left it alone because same reason as yours Matiia, I hope someone will do the request.--AldNonymousBicara? 19:07, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: ^ Matiia (talk) 04:40, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
I changed the "Rogatus" into a link to la:wikt:Project:Rogationes so you can edit that if you want - if you want something else done please be specific PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:24, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
I suggest closing this request, this request already been ongoing since 5 March yet the request is unclear and the requester are not responsive to the question.--AldNonymousBicara? 13:48, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Broken styles on pswiki[edit]

Status:    In progress

As reported on my talk page:

on Pashto Wikipedia there are several problems i.e. The Navboxes are not appearing (see example) and Infoboxes has also technical problems (see example).So therefore please copy the data from this page and paste it into ps:Mediawiki:common.css.Please do it as soon as possible, its very important because all the navbox and infobox are not appearing correctly.--UsmanKhan (talk) 03:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Pathoschild 03:55, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Before re-adding, can someone please go through that code and fix it? It was causing quite a few problems, including making text quite a bit larger and breaking some pages (that I saw anyway). Ajraddatz (talk) 04:19, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Import 2[edit]

Status:    In progress

First of all thanks to User:Stryn for the last import. Could you also please import w:de:Wikipedia:Beobachtungsliste to Help:Watching pages/de? Thanks, Impériale (talk) 16:36, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

This should be definetly imported Mediawiki because the link "Hilfe" on this page links to this page on Mediawiki. --Impériale (talk) 12:32, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi @Impériale: - So, do you need an XML import of that dewiki page over here, right? Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 10:27, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't know, what is a XML import? --Impériale (talk) 15:46, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: Can you assist here? I think that no import is needed as the manuals are now hosted at mw:Help:Watching pages/de. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:29, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
de:Hilfe:Beobachtungsliste can't be moved (or import) to mw:Help:Watching pages/de. The page on MediaWiki is different to the one on the German Wikipedia, and it also uses the translate extension, so it's not possible to overwrite the page. I think it's possible to import "Hilfe:Beobachtungsliste" to "Help:Watching pages/de". But isn't it enough if it's only on German Wikipedia? --Stryn (talk) 13:42, 26 August 2015 (UTC) deletions[edit]

Status:    Done

There are some old redirects in the main namespace hanging around from the addition of a namespace years ago, see [1] for the titles. These should all get cleaned up. There are two admins there but a bit sparse during the late summer. -- ArielGlenn (talk) 13:04, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi ArielGlenn, I see Ah3kal is somewhat active. However, which is the list of pages that need deletion? I see various tables in the Phabricator ticket, all of them? Maybe we can go with a bot and have them deleted, or make you a temporary sysop there for technical reasons and have you delete them yourself :-) Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 10:26, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
ArielGlenn I cannot work out which are to be deleted, probably worth applying for short term administration, or providing a wikilink'd list here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:00, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst, ArielGlenn: I'd favor temporary administration. I've tried to get answers in the Phabricator ticket, and I can not understand which pages really need deletion. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 13:27, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst, ArielGlenn:: Billinghurst, now that I see, temporary administration won't be needed as Ariel can use his sysadmin/staff account AGlenn (WMF) so he can do it himself. —MarcoAurelio 22:21, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
Use of staff accounts is usually not the practice for volunteer activities/decisions, though it could be used if approved by the community. I can work with a clear list.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:22, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
IMHO it is a tech fixing task for which sysadmin global rights are appropriate to use (which his account has along with staff rights). —MarcoAurelio 12:10, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Matiia (talk) 05:22, 16 August 2015 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

I request to delete all pages nominated for deletion in this category.--UsmanKhan (talk) 11:13, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately I am unable to verify the validity of many of the deletion requests, since they are much related to content. Could you please let another Pashto user confirm all of these pages are no longer needed and wanted? Thanks in advance, Vogone (talk) 14:06, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Also it can be a good idea to write the delete reasons in English since there are no local admins.--Syum90 (talk) 14:34, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
I pick up some pashtoo, enough to understand of article is good for deletion or not, I am checking the articles Mardetanha talk 04:49, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
Question Question: Can you tell me why did this arctilce was marked this for deletion ? Mardetanha talk 04:53, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
If you need any type of Pashto Translation I would help you--UsmanKhan (talk) 18:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

History merge of enwp article with large history[edit]

Status:    Locally handled

Hi Stewards. The first three revisions of en:Louisville need to be history merged with en:Louisville, Kentucky to fix a 13-year-old cut-and-paste move. I'd do it myself, but the article has over 5,000 revisions. Could one of you assist? Cheers. — Scott talk 00:13, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Why only the first three revisions? That would need an import, no? [Besides, does anyone really care for what is in the revision history for 2001?] --MF-W 01:11, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
"Louisville, Kentucky" was created by a cut-and-paste move from "Louisville" on 21 June 2002. The three edits before that should be part of the history of "Louisville". I've performed history merges of this type numerous times.
Does anyone really care? Yes, quite a few people care about maintaining a coherent content history. Have a look at the work of en:User:Graham87 for an example of just how seriously it's possible to take it.
Thanks, — Scott talk 02:47, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Can't it be done through w:Special:MergeHistory? —MarcoAurelio 10:36, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
You can also perform this merge by moving Louisville, Kentucky to Louisville, restoring necessary revisions and moving it back to Louisville, Kentucky. Ruslik (talk) 12:00, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh! Of course you can, it doesn't matter which direction you do it in. Sorry, that was clearly a late-at-night error. Thanks Ruslik! — Scott talk 23:05, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Restore in 8 wiki[edit]

Status:    Not done

Please, restore 8 pages in 8 wiki:

  8. (1 edit) — Green Zero обг 19:56, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Those wikis have active local sysops, please ask them. Matiia (talk) 20:12, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
I know, but 8 new requests to 8 ... — Green Zero обг 20:25, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Done for beta.wikiversity. --Vogone (talk) 21:53, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

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