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Warning! Please do not post any new comments on this page. This is a discussion archive first created in 2012, although the comments contained were likely posted before and after this date. See current discussion or the archives index.

Propose full protection for main page

I would like to propose that we up the protection for the main page from edit=autoconfirmed to edit=sysop. For a lead entry page, it really should be better protected, and while the COIBot should not be editing here, and we will look to the fix, it may just be safer to tighten the control anyway. billinghurst sDrewth 15:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Totally agree. -Barras 15:34, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Good decision PS, thx. billinghurst sDrewth 13:23, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
I agree, it would be a good decision, --Buster Keaton (talk) 15:24, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Propose full protection for main page

I would like to propose that we up the protection for the main page from edit=autoconfirmed to edit=sysop. For a lead entry page, it really should be better protected, and while the COIBot should not be editing here, and we will look to the fix, it may just be safer to tighten the control anyway. billinghurst sDrewth 15:24, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Totally agree. -Barras 15:34, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
Good decision PS, thx. billinghurst sDrewth 13:23, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
I agree, it would be a good decision, --Buster Keaton (talk) 15:24, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Lyrics

Dear Wikimedia Personnel,

I would like to propose that we use this wiki has a sister project for searching lyrics of songs, with the words and phrases being lead to their Wikitionary pages. That way it is easier to understand whether or not songs are appropriate, because the songs might have inappropriate lyrics some parents would not understand. I suggest the name to be Wikirics.

Sincerely,

Largerthanlife147 (talk) 16:40, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Unprotection of main page

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I'd like to request unprotection of the main page. This is counter productive. -- とある白い猫 chi? 22:27, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

That is no valid reason. Also, this is nto for what that template is used. If you have an edit that needs to be done, then ask here. -Barras talk 22:51, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
What was the reason for the protection? Is it still valid? I intend to make loads of edit with people translating the main page. I cannot even edit the templates I have created anymore. Semi-protection is sufficient in my view. -- とある白い猫 chi? 19:44, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
The problem with the semi-protection was that the page got heavily attacked from different users/IPs. Not only the main papge itself actually, but the pages which are transcluded there. Nasty vandalism with links to spam/phishing pages and stuff. -Barras talk 19:42, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit links

The edit links all over the main page are ugly. Killiondude (talk) 20:38, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

The problem is on this page, however, I usually break up stuff when I edit such pages. The edit is specially included in the code and should probably be removed. -Barras talk 19:46, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
I tried to kill 'em once before and got reverted. See this edit for instance. Philippe (WMF) (talk) 18:56, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
BRD cycle, now we're discussing, I agree it's best to remove them. The Helpful One 19:00, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
I've removed it from the intro. The rest are in here: Template:Main Page/Code. I tried to remove them, then previewed it before saving, but I screwed up whatever dark magick is is going on in the table coding. If someone else wants to give it a crack, by all means go ahead. Killiondude (talk) 20:31, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Mischief managed. The Helpful One 20:37, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Comment utile! Merci. Killiondude (talk) 21:15, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Edit links are a nice tool to encourage translations. Perhaps they could only display on non-English pages? I agree that they were rather ugly, though. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:24, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Issues clicking the "discussion" link

Hi. On Chrome I cannot click the "discussion" link to get to this page from the Main Page. Is this due to code on the main page...? I am not sure what else would cause it. I am using Monobook. It seems to work fine on Vector skin. Killiondude (talk) 20:31, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

It doesn't work in monobook, but it seems to work in Vector, maybe other skins too. Tested in Firefox Aurora and Safari. πr2 (tc) 20:34, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?useskin=monobook will give people an idea of what's going on. No links on the top row are clickable (history, delete, move, etc.). Killiondude (talk) 21:17, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
I think this is fixed now. Bypass your local browser cache, &c. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:18, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! πr2 (tc) 19:05, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Erm. Still broken for me. :( Killiondude (talk) 06:27, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Fixed again. My changes got lost in Krinkle's code move from MediaWiki:Monobook.css to MediaWiki:Common.css. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:57, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you kindly. Killiondude (talk) 00:42, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
@MZMcBride: Thanks! And sorry for the loss of that change. By the way, it looks like this is a flaw in the stylesheet for monobook or common in core MediaWiki, not just here on Wikimedia. Could you please file a report in BugZilla? If I recall correctly, the hiding-method was changed in 1.18 or 1.19 because display: none; had side-effects defeating its very purpose! Screenreaders are given a link that jumps to #jump-to-nav. However browsers can't scroll to a section that has no place in the rendering, it has to have a place in the document structure and also in the visual rendering (so that the browser can calculate to which pixel it should scroll). The element can be transparant and only 1x1px in size, but it must not be display: none;. This new hiding method was apparently only tested in Vector and works there, but it needs fixing in Monobook (or perhaps a different hiding method that doesn't cause this problem in Monobook). Either way, using display: none; (as you did now) is not an acceptable solution in the long term. It's okay for now since it is an understandable decision to prioritize the ability for most people to click the navigation links at all, then to allow the smaller part of the population to be able to skip to the navigation using screenreaders, but really both are important groups so this should be fixed soon and this local change reverted. –Krinkletalk 05:24, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I'm just glad that there was an easy fix to the problem. I didn't have the time or energy to do a full investigation, but you seem to be headed in the right direction. I filed bugzilla:36247 to track the issue. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 17:46, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Mass replacement

Is there any way that File:Tibet in China (all claimed).svg used on most Wikipedias which is politically biased can be automatically replaced on all Wikipediae by this image here File:Tibet in China (undisputed + other de-facto hatched) (+all claims hatched).svg ?

I don't have the patience to go and change it on every Wikipedia.. --Rvd4life (talk) 20:59, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Ask at commons. πr2 (tc) 21:01, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. --Rvd4life (talk) 15:09, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Meta:Portada/es

Yes check.svg Resolved.

Hi. Meta:Portada/es has a mistake. There is a row code because instead of "small" had wrote "samll" and it shows incorrectly. The page is protected and the TP has not activity since 2009, so that´s why I tell you here. I tried to report this in IRC, but I coudn't find the channel. Cheers. --Andreateletrabajo (talk) 02:42, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Arreglado. Gracias. —Marco Aurelio (audiencia) 13:05, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Goings-on edit

I would like to use the main Meta page to promote the EduWiki Conference that Wikimedia UK is running in September, would that be possible? Thanks, Daria Cybulska (talk) 12:51, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Um. Could you explain what you are proposing to do in a little more detail please? --BozMo (talk) 08:50, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

invalid page certificate

check the certificates for [1] Planet Wikimedia

Orschstaffer (talk) 19:05, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

See bugzilla:38763. Ruslik (talk) 19:33, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Side-bar item leads to "very outdated" page

Meet Wikimedians ... could this link be removed, please? Tony (talk) 02:25, 10 September 2012 (UTC)