Talk:Help Forum

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MediaWiki topics[edit]

Should this page have a header defining its scop to be on WikiMedia projects, directing MediaWiki inquiries to http://www.mediawiki.org? --Swift 21:46, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Answer[edit]

Excuse me everyone, but this kinda looks like a ghost page. Does anyone efer answer the posted questions and concerns?

As I indicated in my post in this content page, I'm very concern about the lack of nomenclature to quote wikipolocies or guidelines as well about the absense of training methods. I hope I can get some directions. Thanks for your time, people.--201.114.85.59 09:24, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Flagged Wikis[edit]

I just edited a wiki to fix the attribution by adding references. How do I get rid of that silly flag at the top of the entry and who put it there? I am speaking of the wiki on Philip Hyde (photographer). Please help.

Organizing discussion spaces on meta[edit]

Hi. I've started a discussion at Meta:Babel#Organizing discussion spaces on meta that is related to this page. Comments are welcome there. guillom 14:02, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

how about some help?[edit]

Hey tropicalkitty, deleting my post isn't the most helpful thing you could do is it? how about just a little instruction or direction to look at least. you started here only 18 months ago, didn't have any questions yourself then?

Translation edit impossible[edit]

Somewhere I was requested to correct or to prove given translations from English to German. When I do my edit there is no hint that I'm not (yet) allowed to do so; but when I did my edits then it says "Publishing the translation failed: You do not have permission to edit pages in the CNBanner namespace." Why does it let me do useless work first before it tells me, that everything I do is for the bin? Why can't I even let my translation as a suggestion for someone else to proofreading? Thanks for Your hints and explanations. --Robbit (talk) 21:51, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

You tried to translate a central notice banner? Ruslik (talk) 07:45, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Yes. If the translation support is limited to or excluding certain cases there should be a way to keep users from editing phrases where it is not applicable. Here I did just a minor edit of one letter (to correct the grammatical case), but in cases where bigger efforts has been put into it, the user should be informed beforehand. Or at least afterwards should appear a proper message explaining what is happening. --Robbit (talk) 14:07, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

@Ruslik0: I ran into the same thing. I was invited/asked by a banner at the top of enwiki mainpage about the community wishlist survey, to help translate. I did and got the same message. Is there a procedure to get this permission? --Dutchy45 (talk) 11:48, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
You should be able to save your translations. Publishing them is responsibility of Meta:Central_notice_administrators. Ruslik (talk) 20:20, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Okay, the situation is still unchanged. So if nobody feels responsible for saving user's time from useless edits this really dampens my enthusiasm of contributing. The better-delete-than-keep-content-policy in the de.wikipedia already heavily contrasts to the whiny appeals for more author work. Now this. For our time's sake: Do not invite generously everybody to contribute and let them create stuff, when subsequently a restriction pops up on which almost everyone will bump! Really, the wikipedia/-media should seriously stop the lavish "come and be a part of it" attitude when there are so many occasions on which gullible authors learn afterwards about the futility of their work. --Robbit (talk) 14:09, 29 November 2020 (UTC)