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Universal Timeline

Hello,

I donΒ΄t know if is that the right way to do a suggestion. Sorry if I wrong.

I have a idea for a Graphical Universal Timeline, and I think that Wikipedia is the right place to have it. That timeline showing at first a graphical bar with a zero time by the left side and right now moment by the right side. That graphical bar may be dinamically with a portion zoom, where users can insert and view relevants topics. So, you can analyze a portion time of history with a graphical display of main events.

The graphical idea:

Graphical Timeline Example

The relevance of a topic is increment by viewers and decrement by a time without views (a better algorithm may be developed) so the most important topics (with more views, edits, etc) will be more visiblle. That way to keep visible signifiers topics at the portion of time selected by users.

Hamilton Badin Junior hamilton.badin@gmail.com

Not able to edit Marathi Wikipedia if English language is used for discussion

When I am trying to edit Marathi Wikipedia and it is throwing following message and I am not able to save my edit. Thank you. -- Abhijeet Safai (talk) 09:16, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

"No for non Marathi languages and/or roman script !!![Language policy & exceptions] Warning: An automated filter has detected your edit because it appears to contain few or no Marathi letters. You are currently editing the Marathi language Wikipedia; contributions in any other language will be deleted.[Language policy & exceptions]. To contribute in a language other than English, please select that language from http://www.wikipedia.org If your edit is constructive and suitable for the Marathi version of Wikipedia, please click 'Save page' again, and report this error."

I am sharing it here because I have got to know that no other Wikipedia prevents writing in English in this way. I would request experienced editors and administrators to kindly do as appropriate. Thank you. -- Abhijeet Safai (talk) 09:29, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
Well, first of all this probably belongs on Meta:Babel and second of all the restriction was probably placed to prevent automated spambots from advertising in languages that use the Latin script or other non-Marathi scripts and as the encyclopedia is intended to be exclusively used by people who can read this script allowing Latin would probably open the door πŸšͺ for spambots. --Donald Trung (Talk 🀳🏻) (My global lock πŸ˜’πŸŒπŸ”’) (My global unlock πŸ˜„πŸŒπŸ”“) 07:50, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
And this policy might've been implemented to stop such aforementioned attacks, maybe this was unique to the Marathi Wikipedia which is why Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Etc. Don't have these restrictions, but they're probably there for a reason. --Donald Trung (Talk 🀳🏻) (My global lock πŸ˜’πŸŒπŸ”’) (My global unlock πŸ˜„πŸŒπŸ”“) 07:52, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

WSC has started

Do you think we can insert in the main page timeline that Wiki Science Competition has started? We can put the commons logo maybe in that case.--Alexmar983 (talk) 06:53, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

The code should be:

Commons-logo.svg 1-30: First edition of the Wiki Science Competition.

Right?--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:56, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

You just need to edit Template:Main Page/WM News. Looks fine to me. --Base (talk) 12:30, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
And I go... thank you.--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:34, 3 November 2017 (UTC)