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Sorting in categories on cswiki[edit]

Hello, can I ask for help? On cswiki, articles in categories are sorted by uca-cs Unicode collation. Is there any option, how to get list of the actual order of symbols/letters for our language wikipedia mutation? Because we have some categorization rules on our wiki, but they are broken because of the conversion from ASCII to Unicode in collations (I know it is a while ago, but nobody's cared until now). We want to update/improve the rules, but we don't know the order. --Dvorapa (talk) 15:20, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Dvorapa. I imagine Ryan Kaldari can help you out. Or you can file a task in Phabricator. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:10, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
@MZMcBride: I waited if Ryan Kaldari could help, but I think I try Phabricator then. Thank you. --Dvorapa (talk) 21:26, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Note: was filed as phab:T155782. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 02:24, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Developer Wishlist Survey: propose your ideas[edit]

At the Wikimedia Developer Summit, we decided to organize a Developer Wishlist Survey, and here we go:

The Wikimedia technical community seeks input from developers for developers, to create a high-profile list of desired improvements. The scope of the survey includes the MediaWiki platform (core software, APIs, developer environment, enablers for extensions, gadgets, templates, bots, dumps), the Wikimedia server infrastructure, the contribution process, and documentation.

The best part: we want to have the results published by Wednesday, February 15. Yes, in a month, to have a higher chance to influence the Wikimedia Foundation annual plan FY 2017-18.

There's no time to lose. Propose your ideas before the end of January, either by pushing existing tasks in Phabricator or by creating new ones. You can find instructions on the wiki page. Questions and feedback are welcome especially on the related Talk page.

The voting phase is expected to start on February 6 (tentative). Watch this space (or even better, the wiki page) - SSethi_(WMF) January 21st, 2017 3:07 AM (UTC)

Status of UserMerge ?[edit]

Hi. could anybody give an update on the UserMerge extension & tool? Under construction? Restricted to data base sysops? Abandoned? Last heard something about it two years ago. People keep requesting it, for example de:User:Doc_Taxon who owns de:User:DocTaxon and would like to merge both accounts. Thank you, --MBq (talk) 20:01, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

It was abandoned as too complex to implement properly. Ruslik (talk) 20:06, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Pages MediaWiki[edit]

How can I get access to edit and create pages MediaWiki without administrator flag, directly in specific projects? Is it possible? Thanks!--Асилзода talk 14:02, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

You can not. Ruslik (talk) 14:08, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
For what reason? Асилзода talk 14:22, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
Because only administrators (or other users with editinterface) can edit pages in MediaWiki namespace. --Stryn (talk) 15:03, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply! Another question: how to get the rights editinterface? Thanks!--Асилзода talk 15:21, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
There are not any other local user groups with that user right at most wikis, for example see w:tg:Вижа:ListGroupRights. You would not qualify for any of the global user groups that have it.
However, if you can explain what changes you are wanting to make, we can help you find the best way to accomplish it. (Probably either an edit-protected request on the talkpage, or a direct fix to the translation if it's something that should change the message in all wikis using that language (e.g. Tajik).) Thanks. Quiddity (talk) 19:34, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
I do not need global access. At this point, it is sufficient in three projects, tg.wikipedia, tg.wikibooks, tg.wiktionary. To improve the interface, I need access to the pages MediaWiki. I have experience. Currently, the participants experience difficulty in editing. In tg.wikipedia, I translated a decent amount of gadgets, but time does not stand still, and new gadgets, more comfortable for editing. Thank you!--Асилзода talk 20:25, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
You can apply for temporal adminship on these three projects. Ruslik (talk) 20:29, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
Here, or initially in the local community? Асилзода talk 21:38, 29 January 2017 (UTC)


How to design a contest banner with js or css and Please give me some pages with good page designing. Please...--Shriheeran (talk) 15:30, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

If you mean banners for Central Notice, you can look at Help:CentralNotice#Banners. Ruslik (talk) 16:31, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Developer Wishlist Survey: Vote for Proposals[edit]

Almost two weeks ago, the Technical Collaboration team invited proposals for the first edition of the Developer Wishlist survey!

We collected around 77 proposals that were marked as suitable for the developer wishlist and met the defined scope and criteria. These proposals fall into the following nine categories: Frontend, Backend, Code Contribution (Process, Guidelines), Extensions, Technical Debt, Developer Environment, Documentation, Tools (Phabricator, Gerrit) and Community Engagement.

Voting phase starts now and will run until February 14th, 23:59 UTC. Click here on a category and show support for the proposals you care for most. Use the 'Vote' and 'Endorse' buttons next to a proposal to do so.

What happens next?
Proposals that will gather most votes will be included in the final results which will be published on Wednesday, February 15th. These proposals will also be considered in the Wikimedia Foundation’s annual plan FY 2017-18 - SSethi_(WMF) (talk) 04:41, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

hi, any help is appreciated[edit]

I'm a member of wikiproject Medicine, basically this happened to us [1] and so we have a source code but we need someone's help to do 2016 version (of 2015[2]), I can assist in whatever is needed. ...thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:21, 19 February 2017 (UTC)