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Proposed additions


The following discussion is closed: Done by Lar

Hi! Please add:

  • Wiki format: [[comune:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Reason: It is the wiki section of, an authoritative reference about italian towns. In wikipedia there are already a number of external links to the "standard" site of It use MediaWiki software (with some customizations). At the moment It is only in Italian, other languages will be added later. It contains both encyclopedic and unencyclopedic content. It isn't open content.

--DeltaUno 19:42, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

As with Wikischool, how widespread are inbound links likely to be? The site seems fairly good sized, with (per the stats page) 9000ish article pages, .75M page views, 165 users (4 admins). Inclined to add it I guess... ++Lar: t/c 02:55, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Some further info: existing links to in Wikipedia. Quote from Wikipedia:WikiProject_Italy: " is a reliable source of basic information about Italian comuni: population, elevation, when the mayor was elected and his/her political affiliations, etc, etc." :-) --DeltaUno 14:04, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
The fact that it is currently in "Beta" would be an issue to me I think? --Herby talk thyme 14:11, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
(conflicted) It's still a beta version, I suggest to wait...--Nick1915 - all you want 14:12, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
We are completing the customization of Mediawiki, so we left on the "beta" label. In few days, we will put up a new "Upload file" page (the user will be able to select the town and the category from combo boxes), and we will make some changes to the fonts. After this, we will be officially out of our "beta" phase (and we will make some press releases). --DeltaUno 22:54, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Hi! Now the wiki is out of beta :-) --DeltaUno 00:54, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I am inclined to add this on my next pass if no one objects. Since I last checked, the wiki grew by 2500 pages, which is respectable indeed. ++Lar: t/c 21:36, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Done ... there being no objections raised. ++Lar: t/c 03:21, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: Done, there being no objections is a German wiki site for students to exchange learning tipps and practices for school. A interwiki shortcut from German wikibooks, wikipedia and wikiversity would be nice. --Matthias M. 21:44, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Presumably the desired format is:

  • Wiki format: [[Wikischool:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1

How widely used is this wiki? How many inbound links are likely? the statistics page gives about 450 article pages, 300ish users (4 admins), .5M page views. Respectable enough... A tossup to me but I'd be inclined to add it... ++Lar: t/c 02:52, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Done there being no objections raised. ++Lar: t/c 21:38, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Heroes Wiki

The following discussion is closed: done, there being no substantive objections, I added it... ++Lar
  • Wiki format: [[heroeswiki:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1 is a wiki that focuses on NBC's show Heroes and goes into more detail than is permitted by Wikipedia's encyclopedic guidelines. They have policies similar to some of Wikipedia's core principles like WP:NPOV. There are a number of articles in the Heroes project here on Wikipedia pertaining to Heroes and an interwiki link would allow links to Heroes Wiki's articles in places where information on the series is more in-depth or lacks enough real-world significance to merit a dedicated article here on Wikipedia. This site is very similar in size and execution to Lostpedia and Battlestar Wiki which both currently have interwiki links as well. -- 00:46, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

  • With just a quick look around the site (and still digging deeper), I'm very impressed. It's got my support. A very well developed wiki. -- Ned Scott 07:15, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
    • Thanks for digging! Over a year old, 30M page views, 140K edits, 2K article pages, almost 4K users, (and only 5 sysops)... how did we miss this one before now? I will add this on my next pass unless someone beats me to it or raises a strong objection. ++Lar: t/c 11:37, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
      • FYI, the suitability of the link is still under discussion through the Heroes Wikiproject. The consensus in the past has been that the wiki isn't an acceptable external link due to concerns over speculation and approach. A discussion has recently started (as it does every so often) to re-examine the link; however, it might be more appropriate to hold off until some sense of consensus is reached. Thanks. --Ckatz 09:50, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Worth a read on the en wp page before listing on the interwiki map I think. Certainly not clear cut that it is desirable, cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:06, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
I think it's worth reading for background and because consensus is always a positive thing, but the discussion there is focusing around the wiki as an external link which, if I am correct, is different from inclusion into the interwiki map. In any event as I mentioned above the wiki isn't different than the other external wikis I mentioned so there eventually shouldn't be a problem. -- 14:36, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Fine - however creating an interwiki link would actually circumvent any discussion on external links as it would cease to be an "external" link --Herby talk thyme 14:54, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

What the Heroes project decides on en:wp is interesting, and relevant to en:wp and even relevant to whether that project allows links or not. BUT, (as user: points out) it is only tangentially related to whether or not the interwiki map should have a link to this wiki. There are, please remember, more WMF projects than just en:wp, and more wiki projects than just WMF projects. We need to keep the needs of all wikis in mind as this is a global/community list. Certainly if the en:wp project ends up deciding to disallow links that reduces utility but it does not remove it completely. As it stands now I 'm inclined to add this link, it seems to meet our requirements, and the en:wp project can decide what to do about the use of it in their articles independently. ++Lar: t/c 17:21, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Just noting that the debate is full of misconceptions. Most of the users are citing original research as a reason not to link to the wiki, which is not a policy we typically apply to external links (nor is it "bad"). Ironically, when I got involved in that debate I had forgotten I had already looked at the website here on this talk page before. I'm really confused by why anyone would have such an objection to this. -- Ned Scott 05:36, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Done what an en:wp project thinks of the suitability is interesting but ultimately, this exists for more than just en:wp... the wiki is big enough, and there were no substantive objections raised, so I added it. ++Lar: t/c 21:40, 16 January 2008 (UTC) (community of semantic wikis)

The following discussion is closed: Added by Hillgentleman

Semantic wikis form an interesting development direction. Here is a basic example of what they do. is a wiki for the semantic community. There is already a number of links to it - see, e.g. en:special:linksearch/ There is another "official" site but that one not everybody can edit. Let us add ontoworld:->$1 to the interwiki map. Hillgentleman 14:14, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

This wiki also is significant for running the MW semantic extension, hosted there. stats show 8K pages, 4K likely articles (a high ratio of article to total, interestingly) 3.7M page views, but only 36k edits (oddly... must be a lot of visitor traffic), 1000 users. I think this is a good (and technically significant) add and will do so on next pass if there is no objection and no one beats me to it. ++Lar: t/c 17:38, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed: swtrain done, others not done pending need - ++Lar

This is a wiki, using mediawiki software, for rail fans. Alot of the users are from Wikipedia and being able to interlink, using this map, to wikimedia projects and being able to link from Wikipedia to there would be quite useful. It has a similar aim to Wikipedia but confined to a single area. There are also plans for other simialr projects. Tbo 157 22:31, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Does the wiki have any unique content? I hit special:random a few times and just got bot-imported Wikipedia articles, none of which had any attribution to the original authors, or even to Wikipedia. Angela 23:01, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes, it does have unique content written by our editors. However alot of content was imported just to get started. All content of such nature have attribution to Wikipedia on their talk pages. If this is a problem, I can ask the project administrator to sort it out. Tbo 157 13:00, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Stats from [1]: 12K pages, about 3K article pages, 3K files, 600K page views, but only 20K edits (squares with a lot of imported text). 80 users, 7 admins. What gives me pause is that 9 out of 10 of the top viewed pages are Thomas the Tank Engine pages which doesn't seem to square with the mission of the site. This one seems marginal to me. What would help would be some specific example pages and the likely inbound links to them from other wikis. ++Lar: t/c 17:14, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Thats because most of our users are thomas the tank engine fans. If we had more users, it would help. We do have other pages. Were currently in the process of setting up workforces {equivalent of WikiProjects) for railways around the world. Hopefully well get more rail related articles. Tbo 157 17:34, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Any example inbound links? This is per Angela's concerns. She's a very old hand at wikis, so I tend to give her words some considerable weight. ++Lar: t/c 17:39, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
What kind of links are you looking for? Once we get enough good articles, projects can link to articles to be used as a resource which is part of the aim. Users may also like to interlink accounts on their user page. Tbo 157 17:56, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
What kind of links? An article on some wiki and the paired article on TspotW (I dunno... musing out loud, maybe an en:wp article on Wisconsin Central specific motive power in the UK (part of their ESW subsidiary) and the paired/linked to article on TSpottingW about specific WC/ESW Class 60's... I just made that up, I have no idea of TspotW has articles on Class 60s or not...). The user page links are not themselves a strong argument for an interwiki link. Class "Plainlinks" exists on most wikis for that use... Remember also that the interwiki map is not intended to help a wiki grow by promoting it, it's intended to help users of other wikis link to a mature resource in more efficient ways. ++Lar: t/c 18:30, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
As a contributor and admin at the above site, i would just like to add my views:
1)To say we are barely a year old, we have a lot of content, especially on the Thomas front
2)With the welcome return of one of our members, and a new one, US rail is getting a massive boost of original, non WP content
3)I haven't looked through all the interwiki sites yet, but in theory if we can provide links from and too a lot of them, then it helps - and this can only be done by original content - for example, we allow rosters, spotting reports, videos etc that WP does not, so we could link to those from WP.
4)I am about to start a major push on trams, and most of these will be complete articles that at WP are just one paragraph - a perfect IW link
And finally, a q: What else would YOU like to see to let us join?
Thanks, 22:21, 19 December 2007 (UTC) (Bluegoblin7 at WP and TSW and it's sister Plane Spotting World and Parent Spotting World)
What he said. :) Tbo 157 12:16, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Trains are not boring. Nor are planes. But this process does not usually move in a tearing hurry. Heck, some stuff here took 6 months or more to get to closure. Patience, grasshopper :) ++Lar: t/c 19:43, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok. Sorry if i seemed a bit impatient... Do you need to know any more about what i said above? Plus, I have registered! Thanks, Bluegoblin7 20:57, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
TrainSpottingWorld is a wiki designed for rail fans and allows content which train fans may want but is unacceptable on Wikipedia and so it can be linked to as a resource for rail fans. TrainSpottingWorld is not an encyclopedia but something for railfans to enjoy ad sue and use in clubs etc. The content itself is created by rail fans. 20:50, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
I don't think this should be added. It doesn't have have enough links to it to warrant an interwiki link and it's more of a fan site then an encyclopedic/content site. Mønobi 18:25, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
I am currently working on linking to it, especially on some of our best pages. We've got quite a few DIGGS on some articles, and more are following. Yes we might be a fan site in some ways, but our main goal is to be the place to find out about railway related info. BG7 11:40, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

I favour adding it but am holding off since there is some objection from others. The consensus seems to be to add it, so if there is no further objection raised, I will add it on my next pass. ++Lar: t/c 21:45, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! Those of you watching Recent Changes will have noticed some new articles appear, and the same with our sister projects - however were not ready for those to be added yet (unless you are!)
A suitable prefix will be swtrain:.
The other projects are and the 'hub'
Thanks! 14:53, 17 January 2008 (UTC) (BG7 - i'm to busy to faff around logging atm!)

Do you need 3 different prefixes? or if you got a prefix for the hub would that let you get to all of them? ++Lar: t/c 03:22, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

The prefixes would be for each site. SpottingWorld, the hub, isn't really needed, as it has no content except policies and our newsletter. At the moment, swplane: isn't needed, as Plane Spotting World isn't developed enough. More wikis are following aswell in about 9 months:Truck, Ship and Balloon.
swtrain: would probably be fine at the moment, and more can be added later. I don't see how we'd just be able to use the hub, as it can't link to the other sites. Unless there's some MW feature I don't know about!
Thanks, 15:26, 30 January 2008 (UTC) (again BG7 - i'm @ skool, and can't log in as they'll steal my password...!

Done Added [[Swtrain:]] as$1 ... please come back when the other ones are at a similar point size and usagewise. ++Lar: t/c 12:54, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

The Infosphere - a Futurama wiki

The following discussion is closed: done by Lar

I am suggesting a interwiki link for the The Infosphere. I have noticed there already exists an interwiki link for the Futurama Wikia wiki, which in my experience has a lot less content than the Infosphere. And since Wikipedia for instances covers all episodes including a good range of characters, this link would make sense. Since it has been suggested before and was denied because "infosphere:" is most likely taken, I proposing one of the following the-infosphere: or futurama:. --Svip 19:19, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

What is the interwiki link you refer to for the "Futurama Wikia wiki"? I could not find it in the map. Do you mean the generic wikia link that works for all wikia wikis?. Infosphere is not taken (you can, and should, check prefixes proposed by doing a text search of Interwiki map before proposing a prefix). As for evaluating this wiki... stats show 4000 pages but estimate only 500 are content. 1.2M page views, 20K edits, not bad, 650 users, not bad... I'd adjudge this marginal, and would be likely to add it on my next pass if no one objected or beat me to it. I would use Infosphere: rather than Futurama: though. ++Lar: t/c 22:01, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
I was hoping for either infosphere: or futurama: (the-infosphere: is a bit too long). The wikia one is indeed the generic Wikia interwiki for all Wikia articles. Which would be like wikia:futurama: (I think). infosphere: is a good pick. I only remembered coming across the information that it was denied previously (perhaps it did not have that many articles/users, etc. back then), but I got the impression that it was because of the choice of interwiki name. But since infosphere isn't taken, I guess it is only fair since we are first. But I'd say thanks so far. :) --Svip 22:10, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Not to be picky, but isn't it supposed to$1 (with the 1 at the end, instead of just $? --Svip 14:05, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I just like to point out that we have moved to$1 now. The old link will still work, but the new domain will be the main site. --Svip 14:41, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
I am not trying to be "pushy" here, but does not work right now. And it hasn't been changed yet on the table. --Svip 13:16, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Correct, it hasn't been changed, no one noticed the request. Please put in a change request next time. This was overlooked because you placed the comment in a request marked as done and marked to be archived. Do you plan to change things around more? Maybe it would be best to remove your entry entirely until your site stablizes? Typically these interwikis are for sites that are relatively stable in location. My suggestion: for clarity, fill out a new request using the template given at the top of this section and place it in the changes section. ++Lar: t/c 17:59, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Done ... there being no objections, Infosphere: points to$1 ++Lar: t/c 03:26, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Svip is absolutely correct, I bobbled the addition. Thanks for catching it. Corrected. ++Lar: t/c 16:01, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

OLPC wiki

The following discussion is closed: done by Lar

Wiki of the wikipedia:OLPC project. Either laptop: or olpc would be great. Firefoxman 13:46, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

OLPC: seems much more well suited than Laptop: but I agree this seems a good addition. Will add on next pass if no one objects or beats me to it. ++Lar: t/c 22:22, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Done added [[OLPC:]] as$1 ++Lar: t/c 03:34, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Gutenberg related interwikis

The following discussion is closed: done by Alnokta

I think that the request for the first proposal is self-explanatory, but is interesting to add the others ones also due to the large amount of information related to the Project Gutenberg itself and copyright and public domain issues in general. 555 21:46, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

First two are no brainers. Can you elaborate on the second two? How likely are they to be widely useful? ++Lar: t/c 22:24, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Pages about books and copyright in general, like Copyright Renewals and Canadian books. The is like foundation: is to us and the wikis from DP like the Meta-Wiki is to us. 555 20:36, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll add all four of these my next pass if no one else beats me to it or objects. ++Lar: t/c 22:54, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Done Means I beat Lar to it.--Alnokta 03:45, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

ya but you forgot to put the {{closed}} tag on it so ... pfft! :) ++Lar: t/c 03:27, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

ahh sorry about that ;)--Alnokta 17:43, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Second Life Wiki and Second Life Wikia

This interwiki prefix for Second Life Wiki, SLWiki:... , should be added, as it will be needed for the Second Life Wiki link-wiki box here. It is used to redirect people on articles to a more reliable and full page on the official Second Life Wiki.

In addition, the interwiki prefix for Second Life Wikia, SLWikia:... , should be added, as it is another Second Life wiki (though unofficial), with detailed information about the history of Second Life and its residents.

--Smiley Barry [USER] [TALK] [SL PROFILE] 21:45, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Forgot to mention the URLs are: and

--Smiley Barry [USER] [TALK] [SL PROFILE] 21:48, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikia wiks can be accessed with [[wikia:<project name>:<article>]]. --Svip 07:14, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

So then, if no one objects, SLWiki: will be linked to$ and the wikia one will not be done. ++Lar: t/c 03:29, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Sounds good. Nakon 06:32, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Done ... added SLWiki, did not add wikia one. ++Lar: t/c 10:02, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Arabeyes Wiki

  • Intro from their homepage:
  • Arabeyes is a Meta project that is aimed at fully supporting the Arabic language in the Unix/Linux environment. It is designed to be a central location to standardize the Arabization process. Arabeyes relies on voluntary contributions by computer professionals and enthusiasts all over the world.
  • Why/Relevant usage: Arabeyes is currently developing a technical dictionary of computing-related terms in order to help maintaining consistency of software translation/computer science literature. The dictionary is being developed on its wiki. We would like to have an interwiki prefix to ease the usage of links to the terms on the Arabeyes Wiki technical dictionary as the need arises around the editing of computer science related articles on the Arabic Wikipedia for example. It might prove useful to other Arabic-based wikis too but that I cannot be certain of. The wiki is available under BSD documentation license. Example terms:
  1. Proxy
  2. Regular expression
  3. Gradient
  4. Hardware
  5. Label
  6. Default
  • Proposed interwiki prefix: aew and$1

aew -> a contraction of arabeyes wiki.

  • Other notes: As a contributer to Arabeyes Wiki, I will refrain from adding the interwiki prefix myself, that is, in case there is consensus for inclusion/no objections.

Thanks for reading so far.--Alnokta 03:30, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

This wiki looks very cool, the way it uses icons on the tabs and so on. My arabic is nil so I had no luck deciphering the statistics page... how many users, pages, page views, stuff like that? I would like to see more input but I'd tend to support adding this. you only need one prefix, right, because you have namespaces to do what you need? ++Lar: t/c 04:13, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, the theme was supposed to be made available.. i won't say that there are thousands of contributers, but there are people working on the techdict and a lot of page views see raw... yes one prefix is sufficient..(sorry about late reply but egypt's internet was dead for a while:()..--Alnokta 17:35, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Done added Aew: ++Lar: t/c 10:04, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Betawiki 2 (translatewiki)

Dear all, since Betawiki has a new hostname (translatewiki) lots of people only know Betawiki only as Translatewiki, I would like to suggest to therefore add


Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 07:47, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

betawiki:. Cheers! Siebrand 20:00, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I know we have that already, but as I said many people know Betawiki only as translatewiki, therefore my suggestion to add also [[translatewiki:]], best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:02, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Done Nakon 06:32, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


The link would need to be$1.htm . However, I'm troubled because your site does not process spaces properly [3] vs [4]. I'd recommend holding off until this can be fixed. Nakon 06:30, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
Are you sure about the link? See discussion below. Someone just put a second interwiki style URL set as permanent diverts so the form listed should work (or tell me what other change I need to ask for) Thomas Gainsborough for example which works fine as Gainsborough.
On the spaces again, you shouldn't be trying the .htm version of the page. The spaces resolve fine from $1 as in Wikipedia itself. --AndrewCates 07:12, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
It appears to work fine now. Nakon 15:36, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Done added ++Lar: t/c 09:53, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


Vinismo is a worldwide, Open Content, multilingual guide to wine. It has articles for wines, wineries, wine regions, wine grapes, and other wine topics. Its requirements for notability are significantly different than Wikipedia's; for example, it has articles on very small wineries, and articles on individual vintages of wines (like 2005 Yering Station Pinot Noir) that would (usually) not meet Wikipedia's requirements for encyclopedic content.

An interwiki prefix is already in the default map for MediaWiki ("vinismo:"); a similar prefix on Wikimedia servers would help link pages covered by WikiProject Wine (or equivalents on other language versions) to more detailed coverage. Full disclosure: I'm the founder of Vinismo, and it is a commercial Open Content Web site. --Evan 16:46, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Really nice site you've got there. --AndrewCates 18:56, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
I rarely touch a drop of it myself (:)). Good site, cc-2.5, 18k articles. I would be happy to see an interwiki link --Herby talk thyme 19:06, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Done added Vinisimo: ++Lar: t/c 10:08, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

The name of the site is "Vinismo", only two i's. Can it be corrected, please? --Evan 14:21, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Done a while ago — VasilievVV 04:21, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Wiki format: AquariumWiki:
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Statistics: [5]
  • Cross-wiki Link search: [6]
  • Reasons: This is a wiki site which aims to provide care advice for various aquarium organisms. Most of the common pet fish for the aquarium are covered and the care information contained on that page would be valuable knowledge for many of wikipedia's visitors. --Arjes 04:52, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Support adding. May links to this wiki. Mønobi 18:34, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Support Support Greeves (talk contribs) 22:13, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
Added AddedVasilievVV 06:24, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Recent changes

The following discussion is closed.
  • Wiki format: [[irc:]]
  • Interwiki link: irc://$1
  • Reason: Pretty selfexplanatory... (RC channels)

Danny B. 01:05, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

I have no problems with this. Cbrown1023 talk 01:15, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Since most Wikimedia channels are on freenode, I don't think using irc: to mean Wikimedia's IRC server makes much sense. Perhaps use irc: to mean freenode and ircrc: to mean the recent changes channels. I imagine this will cause people to get confused and try joining when they wanted the #Wikipedia freenode channel. Angela 03:41, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, I actually agree with Angela, that was my first idea, but I thought giving of nicer name to Wikimedia's stuff with priority is a must. However, I'd suggest [[rcirc:]] instead of Angela's [[ircrc:]].
Danny B. 12:42, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Why not add them both? :-D Cbrown1023 talk 03:05, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
Done, added [[ircrc:]] and [[rcirc:]], best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:26, 28 December 2007 (UTC)


  • Wiki format: [[freenode:]]
  • Interwiki link: irc://$1
  • Reason: Pretty selfexplanatory... (Wikimedia related channels)

Danny B. 01:05, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

I have no problems with this. Cbrown1023 talk 01:15, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Due to Angela's suggestion above, I agree this should rather be [[irc:]].
Danny B. 12:42, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Why not both? (again) Cbrown1023 talk 03:06, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
Done, or rather doing now. Thunderhead 04:20, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Note - It sort of doesn't really work for channels with double # in them and neither does [[irc:]].. :( ..--Cometstyles 14:36, 13 December 2007 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: done - Hillgentleman 10:56, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Wiki format: [[ChinaTravelGuide:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Reason: ChinaTravelGuide is a wiki featuring China travel guides, reviews, and opinions from real travelers. It covers guides and reviews of hotels, restaurants, and attractions in China, as well as China-related travel news, deals, tips, etc. The site is traveler-powered and the contents on this website are contributed collaboratively by real travelers. There are many articles and edits on the site. A Chinese version of the site is also in the works. The site is commercial-free.
Just as an observation, as far as I can see this site only started 17 Nov 2007? --AndrewCates 09:56, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
The site was actually started in July 2006. ChinaTravelGuide:About JayFang 19:20, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
So it is just the wiki part which is newer? I was looking at the first edits on the main page etc? Was it just a forum before that? --AndrewCates 20:21, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Andrew, thanks a lot for your time looking into this. No, actually it's just the opposite. The forum was very new (I believe it was started in early Jan. this year). We spent a lot more time than we expected to integrate forum into wiki (mainly dev work to sync user logon/off). The wiki was there a lot earlier. We did republish/reload dbs and the site several times along the way though. JayFang 22:19, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, for what its worth it looks like a pretty good bone fide site to me, if slightly low on contributers. Other views? --AndrewCates 12:47, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Statistics[7]: 74,322 page views, 4,341 page edits, 2.10 average edits per page, and 17.12 views per edit,90 registered users, 4 sysops, recentchanges show activity; most viewed pages: 2008 China Snowstorm, Chinese cuisine, Xi'an.
  • Cross-wiki linksearch: [8] gives five results, including 2008 Chinese winter storms, Chinese cuisine, Xi'an . Hillgentleman 17:08, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
I was wondering if folks here have a concensus about my application for the link. I guess I must admit that I'm not very familiar about the criteria, rules, stats here. So any input and further review of our site will be greatly appreciated. I truly believe admins here are extremely knowledgeable and have huge respect from the community (I'm one of them), so I will definitely have no problem to accept whatever the decision is here. And regardless, we will continue to work with the travelers' community on to make the site more useful. Thanks for your time. JayFang 19:05, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
JayFang, I think it is useful but I am still hoping to see more comments. Hillgentleman 02:03, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
The site appears to have grown substantially in 2 months. I am going to add it if nobody objects. Hillgentleman 02:09, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Add it, I'd say. ++Lar: t/c 04:08, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Done Nakon 18:45, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed: Done by VasilievVV
  • Wiki format: [[exotica:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Statistics: statistics page
  • Cross-wiki Link search: [9]
  • Reasons: ExoticA is a new wiki version of an old site (dating back to 1997), which originally concentrated on audio/music tracking from Amiga computer games and demos but now carries a variety of information and files. Includes downloadable game music, demo scene information for Amiga and Commodore 64, game box scans, disk magazines and other stuff. A variety of pages link to our site although some still need to be updated to point to the new page locations. Low membership (~100) currently, but we have only been live for a little over a month. Exobuzz 15:45, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed: Done by Rogue Volunteer Bastique
  • Wiki format: [[Luxo:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Statistics: [none]
  • Cross-wiki Link search: [none]
  • Reasons: It will be easier to sue on Edit summaries since its a bit too long wneh blocking users for cross-wiki vandalism..e.g >> [[Luxo:|Cross-wiki spamming]] which when clicked whill show all the edits by that IP and the will make it easily linkable on any wiki since Luxo's tool is the only tool that shows cross-wiki edits for every Ip/username and it will be easier compared to the broken link here since Edit summaries disregard wiki formats. I chose Luxo because its most commonly known by that name and I'm sure the Inventor Luxo wouldn't mind :D ..--Cometstyles 23:07, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
added thanks. Cary Bass demandez 23:14, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Wait. The proposed shortcut sounds like as if this is the only tool luxo has made or is going to make, now and ever. I suggest that we use a more descriptive name, such as cross-wiki contribution, or some short form of that. Hillgentleman 23:44, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
Its most commonly known as Luxo's tool but it might be hard to remember [[Crosswikicontributions:IP]] for some ppl etc, I'll ask Luxo if he doesn't mind us using his name when he comes on IRC, and if he does, we might change the name..if needed...--Cometstyles 00:01, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
[[Crossluxo:]] :P Snowolf How can I help? 06:18, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually I already talked to Luxo about this on IRC 3 days ago and he was actually quite pleased with it, here is a bit of the logs
<Luxo> o_O great! thank you!
<Warpath> so you don't mind? :D
<Warpath> it was the easiest name to remember :D
<Luxo> no, thanks a lot :) 

This was on April 19th , my time..I should have mentioned it earlier here, sorry..--Cometstyles 12:01, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

There is a error, you forgot the 1 in the url, it must be $1.--Luxo 23:12, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Fixed. --Meno25 23:26, 23 May 2008 (UTC)



The following discussion is closed: was done, then objected to, then removed, so net result is not done
  • Wiki format: [[OtrsWiki:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1

See [10], this was added recently without discussion. If it HAD been discussed first, I would have raised the following points.

  • This is a non public wiki. Links to it do not work at all, unless you are logged in, so the link is not necessarily going to be a lot of use, especially not on non WMF projects.
  • If the link is made, the form of it should be OTRSWiki: or OTRSwiki: in my view, as OTRS is an abbreviation, and keeping all letters capitalised is clearer.

I suggest the link be removed entirely. I won't revert the change for now but would like to see discussion. ++Lar: t/c 13:32, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

I asked for the link, it's useful in my case because my username on OTRS or OTRS Wiki doesn't tie in with my username on enwiki or Commons, so I can link into my OTRS Wiki userpage (which matches OTRS usernames) from my enwiki or Commons userpage, helping anybody to track down who I am on OTRS and confirming it was me that dealt with a specific ticket. 19:45, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
You may have meant to be logged in here when you said that... I'd be interested in seeing how that works if you can give an example. As far as I knew it wouldn't work, unless the other person was also logged in to the OTRS wiki at the time. ++Lar: t/c 21:47, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Ooops. If you have a look at en:User:Nick at the bottom, I list my nicks on various other projects, and it includes a link to the OTRS Wiki, which I think is useful for fellow OTRS-ers on the to be able to contact me on the OTRS Wiki, if needs be, or to be able to link me into a discussion on the OTRS Wiki which may be useful, interesting or relevant to something I do or have done. Heligoland 22:20, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
OK, thanks for clarifying. I tried following the link you gave [11] while not logged in to this wiki and this is what I get: "Login Required - You must log in to view other pages. " ... (it works fine when I am logged in). So I'm not yet convinced that this is a generally useful thing.... it will work correctly for what percentage of the total wiki using population? Surely far less than .01% I would wager. On the OTRS wiki talk page where I brought this up, it was asserted that we have other "secret" wikis that have interwiki links. That's not an argument for adding more, that's a suggestion that they be identified and removed, in my view. I remain opposed to this addition and suggest that it be removed. You can still get the desired effect on your user page with plainlinks (and you ought to disclaim clearly that the link will NOT WORK for most people) ++Lar: t/c 23:44, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

(note... see also User_talk:MaxSem#Interwiki_map, I've encouraged MaxSem to come here to discuss this) ++Lar: t/c 23:45, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Hum - excuse my ignorance but why would we have an interwiki link that apparently will be useless to most people - is there not a better solution? Thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:33, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Yes. Use external links. We can even write a template for you. Hillgentleman 16:09, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

I will be undoing this soon unless there is clear consensus that this should stay. ++Lar: t/c 02:42, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree, There is no need for this interwiki.--Alnokta 02:42, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Not done then, since it was removed. ++Lar: t/c 21:34, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Just a note to Nick, if you're doing a matrix or similar page where the external-site icon is a big deal, you may want to consider using the "plainlinks" style for the link. See user:Kylu/matrix for examples. ~Kylu (u|t) 04:45, 1 February 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: not done per comments from Angela
  • Wiki format: [[Advisory:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Reason: The advisory is part of the WMF, but to my knowledge there are no interwiki links to the site. Adding advisory: would allow for an interwiki link. Mønobi 01:13, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
I have no problems with this. Cbrown1023 talk 19:01, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
I definitely support this. Greeves (talk contribs) 19:02, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
As with any wiki request, a few words about WHAT this wiki is, who can edit it, how many pages it will have, etc. and why links are useful/likely would be helpful... (I believe it is for the advisory board that the foundation has but am not sure of the details.) ++Lar: t/c 12:06, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
It's the advisory board for the wikimedia foundation, and to my knowledge anyone can edit it. Mønobi 18:23, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
I doubt there's any need for this interwiki. The wiki is open because people generally don't know about it. It's not often used except for planning meetings and is only likely to be linked from the mailing lists, not the wikis. Angela (advisory board chair) 09:08, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done per comments from Angela and general not being likely to be a widely linked or publicly interesting wiki. ++Lar: t/c 21:46, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: not done, it's a wikia wiki

Wondering if it's possible to have AoCWiki included as an interwiki map? It is a wikia wiki but currently has over 1000 pages. With the game getting ever nearer to release and quite a big hype in speculation about there being an Open Beta coming soon, means the wiki would fill up with information 100 times over. The-Client 15:18, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Like all wikia wikis, the best thing to do is link them through Central wikia i.e [[Wikia:aoc:Main Page]] which will link to AoC's Main page here...--Cometstyles 15:33, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I didn't realise that. Thanks Comet! The-Client 02:07, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Not done Wikia wiki. Does not need links. ++Lar: t/c 21:47, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

A late comment - I think this decision makes an incorrect assumption that a wiki will never move from being hosted at Wikia. Wikis have changed hosting providers in the past; Wikia should know this best of all, since several of their largest wikis were separately hosted before being bought out. GreenReaper 19:31, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
If the wiki moves from wikia, you may request listing for the new location. Nakon 19:42, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Wiki format: [[FixMyIM:]]
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Reason: FixMyIM is a one of a kind wiki that focuses on Security and Troubleshooting Instant Messaging issues. Being fairly new and with a current lack of global information has not stopped FixMyIM growing in a rapid pace. I believe within 2 more months the wiki will become a #1 resource when it comes to Security information and troubleshooting issues. I also do think that having FixMyIM in the interwiki map will help establish it as a trusted wiki and help share information between other wiki's as well. Such as Wikipedia which happens to have quite a few External Links to FixMyIM where articles lack more in-depth information. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Augrunt (talk • contribs) 14:52, 23 Feb 2008 (UTC)
"Happens to have" because you (or a user with an identical name) just "happens" to have added them? [12] --AndrewCates 15:13, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Andrew, I've removed some of those links & warned the user on en wp about the possibility of conflict of interest. I guess this request warrants careful scrutiny --Herby talk thyme 16:38, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, but :

I believe within 2 more months the wiki will become a #1 resource when it comes to Security information and troubleshooting issues.

- Augrunt, thanks, and please feel free to come back and request again when that is the case. The interwiki map is simply a device for the convenience of editors; it consists of wikis which have already shown to be useful to the wiki-world in general. You can use external links for the moment. I propose to not-do it. Hillgentleman 19:20, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks anyway guys, Just trying to see how I'd go, considering how others faired. I appreciate your feedback and yeah, I did add them because I know that the Wikipedia requires resources and more in-depth information to the articles I chose to add the link to. Hence I do not think I broke any rules, and the Conflict of Interest does not apply when it comes to adding links to Wikipedia if your website contains accurate and adequate information. But that's another discussion for the pages that contain that link. I have nothing to hide unlike many others, I could have easily changed my username and added a whole lot more to make it more legit, by why the secrecy? I know the rules. Augrunt 05:31, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

I would tend to agree that this not be done for now pending more growth. ++Lar: t/c 10:11, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Not done Nakon 21:24, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Done Majorly (talk) 17:36, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

I think rushing this, as I have said on Majorly's talk page, was a bad idea. This site does not hit all of our inclusion criteria and we need discussion. More than 40 minmutes worth, I think. I will be reverting this ad unless there is a large and clear consensus that this is a needful change and that it HAS to be done RIGHT AWAY. ++Lar: t/c 21:57, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Not done I've reverted this change pending discussion and a clear consensus. The more I review this site the more concern I have about whether it is appropriate or not. It may be, but it needs discussion. There is plenty of time. ++Lar: t/c 22:15, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

This is a page that I normally watch but do not contribute to as it is well looked after (& my time tends to be occupied with the spam blacklist). However, because the spam blacklist deals with similarly cross wiki issues, I do watch this one. The idea that a link can be made in 40 minutes to a commercial site without any discussion of the criteria at the top - appropriateness, copyright content & the like - seems more than a little odd to me. The site specifically states Copyright - CNET Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved for example and equally seeks advertisers - to me this makes it different from many of the other interwiki links approved?
I would really like to see some discussion on this one (& the one below)? --Herby talk thyme 09:41, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

No one else has commented which is disappointing. I think there are clear pros and cons and would like to see a reasoned discussion of them. ++Lar: t/c 21:18, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

I too find this one strange, if it is a "good idea" I would have expected others to have some input? If there are no other comments I feel this one could be closed in a week or so? Cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:59, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Another plea to figure out what to do here, perhaps archive both as not done and be done with it? But that seems wrong somehow. ++Lar: t/c 22:27, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I would go with not done. Nakon 21:12, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
Not done Nakon 22:56, 5 June 2008 (UTC) episode

The following discussion is closed.

See above. This should NOT have been rushed, in my view. Same as above, I will be reverting this change to allow for more discussion unless there is a LARGE consensus that this has to be done IMMEDIATELY. We have been discussing Wikinvest for months... it is less commercial than this site and more of a wiki than this site. ++Lar: t/c 21:59, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Not done As above... I've reverted this change pending discussion and a clear consensus. There is plenty of time. ++Lar: t/c 22:16, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

ScoutWiki Network

The following discussion is closed: There being no response to the questions raised about what to do, not done... Lar

This is both an interwiki correction & adding that I'm asking for. First, the link to Scoutpedia ([13]) doesn't seem to work, so I suppose it's the old url for one of the ScoutWiki Network wikis. So would it be possible to delete that old interwiki, and replace it by interwikis to the different wikis of the ScoutWiki Network (there are currently 12 of them) ? These free-licensed scouting wikis currently totalize about 10,000 articles, although they are not all the same quality (you probably don't need to link the English one, mostly copy-pasted from Wikipedia, nor the smallest ones ; but French, Finnish, Dutch, German, Spanish, etc. are good ones). Maybe the prefixes could be sw-fr, sw-fi, etc., or 'scoutwiki-fr, scoutwiki-fi, etc. Thanks ! Benjism89 21:43, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Sorry I forgot to tell you the common domain name ( is quite new for these wikis, so they are still some links to,,, etc. on Wikimedia projects. (These links still works, they are just not the main url for these wikis). Benjism89 21:53, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Please specify exactly what you want changed, or added, in the format that other entries use... thanks. I confess I'm not completely clear on what is wanted. ++Lar: t/c 02:43, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

In a few words, I would like :
Thanks ! Benji 17:26, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

I support this proposal, as I believe these wikis will have material that could be referenced from wikipedias in several languages. --Bduke 07:08, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Barring any objection I will do this on my next pass unless someone beats me to it. ++Lar: t/c 22:26, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
*scoutpedia: interwiki deleted
*scoutwiki: links to$1 ... that part is no problem and is done.
However... I am not sure about the lang prefixes working. I tried for example, this link: ... if I understand things correctly, that should have went to the front page of the french scoutwiki (i.e. this addy: )... it does not, it errors out. Please advise. Keeping open for now. ++Lar: t/c 03:16, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

OK, this does not seem to be working. I will ask on the ScoutWiki forum. --Bduke 09:58, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Not done no further progress after 6 weeks ++Lar: t/c 04:07, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Proposed removals


The site is not available anymore. --Pabouk 09:31, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Done, removed from the map. Nakon 19:57, 16 April 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: Not Done by Cometstyles

Please remove Uncyclopedia from the list, there is no reason that any pages will link to that website as it provides only misinformation. It is now hosted under Wikia, so the the Wikia interwiki can be easily used instead. The only page that uses the Uncyclopedia interwiki is the Uncyclopedia article itself.--Otterathome 16:19, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Sorry but Uncyclopedia is one of the biggest wikis and cross-wikiing it through wikia is possible too but since its not on the wikia domain, I believe it deserves it own interwiki, so not done..--Cometstyles 10:37, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


Ursine: and JargonFile: are unfortunately down. -- 11:52, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Removed. Nakon 21:11, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. -- 14:07, 5 May 2008 (UTC) (a former jabber user)

Proposed Updates


Quality- Wikimedia

The following discussion is closed: Cbrown1023 fixed it

The iw link is broken. It is currently:$1 It should be:$1

Thanks, Mønobi 00:40, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Done Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Cbrown1023 talk 00:45, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: corrected by Cbrown1023

Bugzilla has been switched from http: to https: . --MZMcBride 23:48, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Done Cbrown1023 talk 00:48, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

The Infosphere - a Futurama Wiki

The following discussion is closed: updated link
  • Wiki format: infosphere:
  • Interwiki link:$1
  • Statistics: [15]
  • Cross-wiki Link search: [16]
  • Reasons: Continuing from above, this wiki have already been added, however, we have changed URL. We do not intend to change it any further though, so it shall remain stable at its current location for now. I admit, we had been expecting a few problems lately, but these issues are all fixed now. This is why I am simply proposing changing the interwiki link, nothing more. Thanks in advance. --Svip 00:32, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Done. xaosflux Talk 15:40, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


Please change the URL for the arXiv from$1 to$1 (so delete the "www" part). Both URLs work, but the latter is the URL that they use in their own examples. -- Jitse Niesen 17:59, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Done --FiLiP ¤ 18:01, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: Kate fixed it

Toolserver services are now moved to the domain therefore it would be nice to have tswiki: pointing to$1.  « Saper // @talk »  22:13, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Done by Kate.  – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:20, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Database update?

The following discussion is closed.

The database hasn't been updated in four months now. Anyone know what the planned date is for the next database update or who goes about doing the update?

I think Brion drives when... maybe open a bug? ++Lar: t/c 01:50, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Needs updating again for the broken dmoz link I think. Broken external links are not good. --AndrewCates 10:33, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Agreed. maybe open a bug? ++Lar: t/c 13:09, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
There's an open bug request here. It's been open for a while, so maybe it will get more attention if more people comment on it or vote on it. If the broken dmoz link is affecting a large portion of Wikipedia then it might be possible to bump up the priority on the bug, too. -- 22:17, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Done, VVV has updated the page so that now it states "Last known interwiki database update: February 10, 2008". Snowolf How can I help? 03:13, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

True but 9 weeks and another 17 changes have passed since... — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:41, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
I did commented on the bug that we should put up a regular system for it. Now it's up to the devs. Snowolf How can I help? 06:21, 20 April 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed.

Very lazy of me but I don't really know what the policy is here since there seem to be a lot of inclusions which did not make the old policy. There are a few talk pages linking to articles now (mainly users saying "hey look I started a page which got selected" etc.) does this qualify it for an interwiki link? I am on the en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia_CD_Selection project so am slightly conflicted on the request. I don't think in general main space articles should ever link to it. --AndrewCates 13:22, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

This very much qualifies as a good candidate for interwiki linking regardless of whether en:wp ever links to it, these links are a service to the broader wiki community. Please submit it as a normal request if you would be so kind but I see no reason not to do this. (note there may be a technical reason that I am not aware of... does schools work as a language prefix?) ++Lar: t/c 15:40, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
There is a technical problem, the link to a Schools Wikipedia Selection's page is in the following format:$2/$1.htm where $2 is the starting letter of $1, even 2 letters in some cases (I'm not sure of the latter, Andrew, can you confirm?). With this format is impossible to make an interwiki. However, if the Schools Wikipedia Selection's webmasters wouldn't mind setting up a .htaccess rewrite for us (to remove the $2 part), it would be easily resolved. Snowolf How can I help? 18:31, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
This has been fixed so that$1 works as an alternative URL for the articles. That good enough? If so I will put above as a formal request. --AndrewCates 17:27, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Lar, Note that wikiversity: has a school: namespace, the pages in which serve to coordinate content development, very much like the WikiProjects in wikipedia:; see, for example, v:school:mathematics. Hillgentleman 18:46, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
How's the status on this? Would something like the full format schoolwikipedia ok? Snowolf How can I help? 03:21, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Been sorted and added and waiting for the dbase update. You could archive this section. --AndrewCates 20:48, 23 April 2008 (UTC)



(reopened ++Lar: t/c 04:03, 11 August 2007 (UTC))

since Commons is a metalanguages project can you make it$1&uselang=the language of the wiki so if I put the interwiki in Arabic wikipedia it will make the link to Arabic Commons Menasim 16:57, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

I do not believe that the interwiki map system we presently have will support the functionality you're requesting. This would require each wiki to have a unique interwiki table, which is exactly what the meta interwiki map seeks to avoid. AmiDaniel 00:00, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Not done

Second request regarding commons: Add a shortcut, c:? ~Kylu (u|t) 04:25, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Clarification: A copy of the "commons:" existing shortcut here, not a hardcoded shortcut such as en: ~Kylu (u|t) 03:59, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
I think this might take developer work? Aren't WMF wikis handled elsewhere? I don't know for sure and invite comment from others. Also we are very parsimonious with single letters, but if we were to use C for anything, this presumably would be the place. Or maybe not? If it's a copy? ++Lar: t/c 04:03, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
How do we drive this to closure? ++Lar: t/c 00:45, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

[[c:]] has been proposed above, let's not split the discussion.
Danny B. 15:47, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

See above. I'm proposing not to do this one. See above for why. This proposal will get archived near the other one or crosslinked, to keep them connected. ++Lar: t/c 17:10, 11 December 2007 (UTC)



The link to Wikia sites noted in the top paragraph was possibly written a long time ago. New Wikia created since July 2005 probably need "c:" inserted after the "Wikia:" - and the older ones will work with that too. See Robin Patterson 12:48, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikia links are broken

The following discussion is closed: external site issue.

I'm trying to find more information about this, but it seems all [[Wikia:]] links are not working. I've let them know on irc:wikia, and someone is passing on the word to one of their devs. -- Ned Scott 05:26, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Done Thanks then, let us know if it acts up again. xaosflux Talk 02:00, 11 March 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: removed link

Link seems to be dead -- 15:31, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. Still dead a month later. Inclined to remove barring any objections. ++Lar: t/c 02:58, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
still dead. Remove. If it comes back, we can readd it.

Done removed link. ++Lar: t/c 22:32, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed: corrected by Kylu

The entry dmoz$1 has a "w" to many in the URL. Please fix to$1 , thank you-- 19:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC) ([[17]])

Done ~Kylu (u|t) 00:53, 14 January 2008 (UTC)