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Tajik Wikipedia

Has around 5,000 articles but does not appear. Could this be rectified? - FrancisTyers 13:16, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

It has been on the page, under the "100+" section, but no one noticed when Tajik reached 1,000, so it never got moved up. Thanks for pointing it out, though. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 04:39, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Listing of Wikipedia sister projects

The listing of sister projects does not include Wikiversity. Please change this as soon as possible. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by FrancisTyers (talk) 13:16, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Depending on your resolution, the text above the search box, with "search" in different languages, doesn't look too good. In Firefox, the text is chopped of at "sø" currently, and in IE7, it is chopped of at "h" (in the Finnish text). Perhaps the text should be in two lines or something instead? Jon Harald Søby 21:26, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Weird effect in IE7

In IE7 (haven't tested with other versions of IE), the main page scrolls sideways perhaps 10.000 pixels or something, but there's nothing to be seen on the side. Otherwise it looks normal (except for what's noted above). I first thought it was my recent edit that did it, but it wasn't. Does anybody feel like going error-hunting? Jon Harald Søby 21:26, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

I see this too - 06:18, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Me three, right now there's a small discussion going on about it in en.wikipedia's main talk page. --Yamakiri 10:58, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
I read on other places, that people keep having problems with this. Maybe 1100% is the reason. I modified the temp version [1]. Please look at http://computerprojects.biz/External/Wikipedia/portal.php and tell if the problem persists, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:22, 13 October 2007 (UTC)


...has more than 100 articles, nearly 200 meanwhile. Could please someone add it to the 100+ list? Thank you, --Thogo (talk) 17:31, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Chechen Wiki front page

The Chechen wikipedia ce.wikipedia.org is more then 100+ articles and ready to be on the main wikipedia.org page. --Ice201 15:36, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Added it now, as well as Kabyle. Jon Harald Søby 20:17, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Logo in the centre

Does not show up for me in Opera. What's wrong? MaxSem 18:36, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Gah, it works, but apprently it loads too slowwww... MaxSem 18:37, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Please add this line into "Other languages" block:

<a href="http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Википедия:Список_Википедий" lang="ru" xml:lang="ru">Другие языки</a>&#160;•

Thanks. ~ putnik 19:32, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

You can do it at Www.wiktionary.org template/temp --Steinninn 20:29, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Ok. Thanks. ~ putnik 23:34, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

enwiki 2,000,000 articles

Please update for the new 2,000,000 article milestone. Alex43223 14:56, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Done Majorly (talk) 16:07, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Kurdish has >10,000 articles now

Hi, could you please move Kurdish up into the 10,000+ category? It has 10,060 articles to date. Thanks in advance. --Erdal Ronahi 19:59, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Done. Sorry it took so long. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 02:05, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Limburgish Wikipedia

Could somebody please change Huidpazjena to Veurblaad? --Ooswesthoesbes 09:03, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Done. Sorry it took so long. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 02:06, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


I just updated the template in a number of ways:

  1. Bullets were changed to bold interpuncts. The bullets didn't display well in Opera (see screenshot).
  2. Padding was added around the horizontal rules to prevent them from extending all the way across the window.
  3. Some non-breaking spaces were changed from &#160; to &nbsp; for conformity.
  4. Some unnecessary CSS code was removed or corrected (ffffff is the same as fff and font-family isn't needed when it surrounds an image).
  5. The Go button was changed from a > to a › because it looks better. Also the font-size was changed from em's to %.

That should be everything. Cheers. --MZMcBride 03:23, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

font-family is needed around an image if the image depicts a wordmark (i.e., "Wikipedia") and you want the alt text to look somewhat like the wordmark. Otherwise, it all looks good. So I take it the padding you added fixes the problems in IE? – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 01:23, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
I didn't know anyone really saw alt text, but that's fine. The padding is around the <hr> tags because it looks bad when the line extends all the way across the screen. As for the books and the IE issues, I've spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with a decent workaround / fix and it's only made me more angry at the current hack. Would your suggestion of merging the books into a single image and putting them into the background allow for the removal of the width:1100% and left:-500%? If so, I'd be happy to make the updated images, and perhaps we can even mirror them for the right and left side of the text. Let me know. --MZMcBride 03:46, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
The alt text would appear if, for instance, upload.wikimedia.org is offline but wikipedia.org is online – that's actually a common occurrence. Using a background image would allow us to give the book rows a width of 100% (or something thereabouts). – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 07:02, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
That makes total sense regarding the alt text. I've created 8 images to be used for the background. Hopefully with these, you'll be able to modify the code to not use width:1100%;. The images are listed below. Cheers. --MZMcBride 02:06, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  1. Image:Bookshelf-352x20-right.png
  2. Image:Bookshelf-352x20-left.png
  3. Image:Bookshelf-235x20-right.png‎
  4. Image:Bookshelf-235x20-left.png
  5. Image:Bookshelf-118x20-right.png
  6. Image:Bookshelf-118x20-left.png
  7. Image:Bookshelf-40x20-right.png
  8. Image:Bookshelf-40x20-left.png

Note: I've deleted the Opera screenshot, since the program is copyrighted. You can view screenshots of the Wikipedia portal at http://browsershots.org/http://www.wikipedia.org/. Korg + + 22:00, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, MZMcBride, I forgot to mention that each row of books probably needs to be one unified image, with a gap in the middle, rather than a separate image on each side. Separate images would work if we were able to specify a percentage offset from the right in CSS, but CSS only lets us specify percentage offsets from the left. I don't happen to have access to image editing software on this computer, but I'll combine the images when I do. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 18:00, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Adjustment for West-Flemish

Hi, the wikilinks says "West-Vlaoms" en redirects to vls:Ôofdpagina, while this should be "West-Vlams" and should link to vls:Voorblad. Could someone adjust this? Thanks! Tbc 15:45, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:55, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Tbc 11:35, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Language box

Hi everybody,

I quite often have to change the language of wikipedia, e.g when I am looking for a french personality who is not in the english wiki. Of course it's possible to go to the main page, but it would be so much easier if the 'language' box would not disappear when ou get the 'No page with that title exists' message. Why it is so ??

thanks, p7029

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:44, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Are you referring to the "in other languages" box on the left side of most articles? That box only lists translations of the article you're currently viewing. It works by listing all the "interlanguage links" that have been included in the article itself, but if the article doesn't exist yet, the system doesn't have any interlanguage links to list. I suppose you could list a few major languages like French in the sidebar regardless (so the page "DoesNotExist" would link to fr:DoesNotExist). Administrators at the English Wikipedia are responsible for the "No page with that title exists" message, so I would leave a message at en:MediaWiki talk:Noarticletext. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 08:49, 25 November 2007 (UTC)