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CfP WikiConference Yerevan 2013[edit]

Hi, can we add here this: Wikimedia Armenia announces Call for Participation for WikiConference Yerevan 2013 or isn't this the right place? --vacio 12:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Setup to use mw:Extension:Translate?[edit]

Should this template be setup to use mw:Extension:Translate rather than the current setup of code based translations? --Varnent (talk)(COI) 00:09, 20 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Link error[edit]

{{Edit Protected}} Please replace the red link line 122 :

|fr= Nouvelle [[Research:Wikimi>edia referrer policy|politique d'origine Wikmedia]] pour contrecarrer les effets indésirables de l'utilisation d'[[HTTPS]]


|fr= Nouvelle [[Research:Wikimedia referrer policy|politique d'origine Wikmedia]] pour contrecarrer les effets indésirables de l'utilisation d'[[HTTPS]]. — Metamorforme42 (talk) 19:42, 5 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Done. Matiia (talk) 19:55, 5 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Temporary stop to all editing for server maintenance[edit]

Should information about Tech/Server switch 2016 be listed on the front page? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:29, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

I added it. --Lsanabria (talk) 21:20, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

User Interaction Consultation[edit]

This mediawiki link seems interesting, we add also MediaWiki link on this section, and they need good and competent ideas. IMHO we should add it. What do you think?--Alexmar983 (talk) 06:01, 29 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Alexmar983: Done! --Lsanabria (talk) 03:54, 31 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thank you Lsanabria--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:29, 31 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
My pleasure. --Lsanabria (talk) 05:06, 31 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Wikistats 2.0 content and activity reports[edit]

This is also quite important mw:Analytics/Wikistats/DumpReports/Future per report. According to the webpage of Erik Zachte, this is the survey which contains a list of available reports. User are welcome to state their preferences about which Wikistats content and activity reports (aka dump reports) they would prefer to see continued in a new form (probably with improvements).

Could we add it?--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:56, 31 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Alexmar983: Sure. Don't see any reason why not. I left a quick question on the talk page in MediaWiki. Regards, Lsanabria (talk) 19:11, 31 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Help:VisualEditor/Community Taskforce[edit]

I'd like to add a link to this page, with the mediawiki logo next to it. (Actually, if someone would be so nice to add it already, that'd be super rad.) Thanks! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:56, 30 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Elitre (WMF): Done. Let me know if you would like to change the wording. Lsanabria (talk) 12:28, 30 June 2016 (UTC)Reply
Love it. Thank you very much :) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 12:40, 30 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected Mesk[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

At Mesk of Semi-Protected the rest of life desk.

AJ Gaspar (talk) 04:36, 25 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

I don't see a valid edit request here. --Glaisher (talk) 05:00, 1 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Semi-Users are bein here[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Every people is Metian,Commonian,Wikipedian,Wikidictionian and others to enjoy Wikimedia Foundation pls. goto Main Page in Meta-Wiki.

Closed invalid request. - Glaisher (talk) 05:00, 1 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Formatting question[edit]

{{help me}} What caused the formatting to be messed up on this edit (https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Main_Page/WM_News&oldid=16472478)?

Thanks, Daylen (talk) 22:22, 20 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Daylen: Sadly a bit too late. Round 1 ended yesterday. The closing |} was missing. -- Reise Reise (talk) 13:12, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

Editing outages on 19 April and 3 May 2017[edit]

Tech/Server switch 2017 has been scheduled for Wednesday, 19 April and Wednesday, 3 May. The time of day has not been finalized, but it will probably be starting at 14:00 UTC (my second guess is 15:00 UTC). Could someone add this to the page? (Ping me with any questions.) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:04, 22 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

@JB82, Courcelles, and Lsanabria: Also, don't you think that Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017 should be listed here? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:04, 29 March 2017 (UTC)Reply
I have just added the Server switch. -- Reise Reise (talk) 13:12, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Whatamidoing (WMF): I added the Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017 announcement. I put today's date for the lack of a better one since it started several weeks ago. Regards, Lsanabria (talk) 05:04, 1 April 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, both of you. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 05:55, 3 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Schedule needs another update[edit]

I recently added the Elections on the schedule. However, I wonder what happened to regulars editing the schedule. --George Ho (talk) 06:16, 6 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 30 June 2017[edit]

{{edit semi-protected|Template:Main Page/WM News}}

2600:1004:B107:849B:CDFA:A961:5947:42F4 19:25, 30 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

no request. -- Reise Reise (talk) 07:04, 1 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Shahid Iqbal Sial[edit]

Shahid Iqbal Jhang Pakistan


Hi. Can I insert m:Wiki4MediaFreedom contest? Any objections?--Alexmar983 (talk) 16:17, 21 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Rossella Vignola (OBC): done .--Alexmar983 (talk) 17:13, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Alexmar983: Thank you!--Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 17:17, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 12 October 2018[edit]


Skshastari123 (talk) 14:05, 12 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Not donexaosflux Talk 14:25, 12 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 11 November 2018[edit]

Eyeradio (talk) 18:16, 11 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

nothing indicated to be done @Eyeradio: you need to add details of the required changes, not just the template.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:51, 11 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

WikiCite 2018[edit]

Please consider adding WikiCite 2018 (Nov 27-29) to the events calendar.--Dario (WMF) (talk) 04:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Dario (WMF): the page is soft-protected only, please free add your event(s). There is no filtering process or team to do this.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:30, 17 November 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: done, thanks.--Dario (WMF) (talk) 00:40, 21 November 2018 (UTC)Reply


Das ist ein Scherz oder? Außer dem Eingangstext ist quasi nichts deutsch. Nichtmal das Datum, welches ja vermutlich automatisch gesetzt wird ist deutsch. Ich hätte ja fast was übersetzt. Aber als Normalsterblicher bin ich an der Technik gescheitert. Bitte ändert den Einleitungssatz: "Welcome to Meta-Wiki, the global english speaking community site for the Wikimedia Foundation's projects." (Das es das zumindest teilweise in anderen Sprachen gibt muss man auch erstmal rausfinden. Die meisten Websites mit Übersetzungen die ich kenne machen das oben rechts gut sichtbar. Bei WMF muss man erstmal ein bischen scrollen. Dabei aber nicht auf die Idee kommen, das die Sprache links zu ändern wäre; da kommt man ganz woanders hin. Bei der Nutzerfreundlichkeit ist noch sehr viel Luft nach oben. ......Sicherlich Post 18:18, 12 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

clean up the page[edit]

Hi. The events in the current list are months old at the moment. I could remove them, but I'd like to know if there is an archive page. I added information sometimes, but never removed it.--Alexmar983 (talk) 19:39, 12 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Doesn't appear so Special:PrefixIndex/Template:Main_Page/WM_News  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:51, 13 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
Template:Older goings-on now I see it, maybe a poor connection I couldn't see it.--Alexmar983 (talk) 09:48, 13 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
suggestion--Alexmar983 (talk) 09:52, 13 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
Sheesh, and look who created the page! How we forget.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:02, 13 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
It's the age, same with me with not finding thing right in front of me. memory and sight decline...--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:05, 13 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

autoconfirmed users[edit]

Hi. I am a autoconfirmed user and I still not able to edit the correspondent articles. Thank you.

--Mansil alfalb (talk) 14:21, 17 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

Yes you can, this edit was made.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:11, 18 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

October 2019 is duplicated[edit]

October 2019 section is duplicated. --MarioGom (talk) 22:06, 24 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Done thanks 👍  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:42, 24 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Not reading in preference language[edit]

I set ja as my display language, but MainPage displays in en only. (?_?) --Omotecho (talk) / typo fixed 13:38, 2 January 2020 (UTC)/ 13:37, 2 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

ja translation not rendered[edit]

Update, ja translation for 2019-November or 2019-October is not rendered, but I think they displayed before some updates to templates: pls see diff. Could you fix please? -- made a subsection and added diff Omotecho (talk) 10:24, 15 January 2020 (UTC) Omotecho (talk) 10:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
It went broken in this edit by @Pols12:, I have restored the uselang as it seems to work. Stryn (talk) 20:46, 15 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Omotecho, Stryn, actually, `uselang ` is totally unuseful: you could replace it with “cijferijzof” it would “work” too. Since the Main Page has been rewrited, it is configured to be displayed in English. You have to visit Main_Page/ja to see it in Japanese: the Other Language frame in page bottom let's you choose the language. Since Stryn replaced `lang` with `uselang`, whatever the language you choose in Other Language, the event language will remain localised “en”. Unfortunately, I have not the time now to rewrite the page. —Pols12 (talk) 22:48, 15 January 2020 (UTC)Reply
Thank you both Stryn and Pols12, whatever good I wish tohcontribute, but not quite tech-rich as you both are. And even if the code might be made fit better, to me, case is closed (and so it would be for maybe a hundred more readers/translators with lesser tech). My humble appreciation for your swift replies, cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 00:44, 16 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Add steward elections[edit]

Hi, please someone add the SE for the main page, it was in my plans for today, but I'm running out of time. You can copy from the last year (see history). Stryn (talk) 20:48, 15 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Already done by the magnificent Trijnstel. We even had a romantic edit conflict. :-)  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:27, 15 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Archived news from previous months[edit]

I moved several items to the archives. If anyone thinks that one or more of those items should remain on the main page then please feel free to move them back. ↠Pine () 06:32, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Deletion of open access to US federally sponsored research[edit]

I believe that these deletions are entirely antithetical to the movement. EllenCT (talk) 00:38, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Please note that there is a discussion at Requests for comment/Ask the US government to require open access to federally sponsored research. EllenCT (talk) 00:53, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

I object to these deletions by Billinghurst.

Billinghurst, what is your rationale for those removals? EllenCT (talk) 09:32, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

(ec) @EllenCT: and I would think that an admin reverting something and a user reapplying something without taking it via the talk page and resolving it there is the antithesis to the consensus approach of wikimedians. I have removed it whilst the conversation is taking place.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:33, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: do you have an independent rationale for the deletions? EllenCT (talk) 09:36, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply
I have removed your text whilst a consensus is being addressed. There is nothing urgent about your discussion that requires it to be on the main page at this moment at time. Your RfC is uninhibited.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:38, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: Do you have any objections independent of the discussion at Requests for comment/Ask the US government to require open access to federally sponsored research? There is a March 16 deadline for responses to be submitted. EllenCT (talk) 09:44, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 18 March 2020[edit] 01:02, 18 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 17 April 2020[edit] 16:41, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Not done, empty request. —Sgd. Hasley 16:42, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 19 April 2020[edit]

Anikesh Banerjee (talk) 15:22, 19 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Not done. Empty. —Sgd. Hasley 15:24, 19 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Date format[edit]

The {{date}} output in Italian is all wrong ("º" ends up at the end instead of after the number, and is applied when it shouldn't). Do we really need to use this bizarre template just to avoid writing the year? It would be much better to use the usual parser functions, which generally have a much better i18n. Nemo 20:22, 21 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Suggestion for addition[edit]

I suggest to add a note like

There is currently a [[Requests_for_comment/Reforming_the_RFC_process|request for comments about improving the "request for comments" process itself, which for right now serves as the only dispute resolution forum for many wikis.

to advertise Requests_for_comment/Reforming_the_RFC_process#Notifications_about_this_RFC. I would do it myself but I am unable to understand this template layout. --MF-W 16:09, 24 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Done --Rschen7754 18:56, 24 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 16 September 2020[edit]

can I edit this

Gork2010 (talk) 03:57, 16 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Gork2010: What would you like to change? Do you have a specific request? PiRSquared17 (talk) 05:24, 16 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 15 October 2020[edit]

Please change

|-class="announce" valign="top" style="-webkit-column-break-inside:avoid;page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column;" |style="width:20px"| |style="min-width:3.5em;text-align:right;padding:0 .3em;white-space:nowrap"|October 15: |style="width:100%"|Discussion tools has been put into beta testing environement here at metawiki. Also see its help page.


|-class="announce" valign="top" style="-webkit-column-break-inside:avoid;page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column;" |style="width:20px"| |style="min-width:3.5em;text-align:right;padding:0 .3em;white-space:nowrap"|October 15: |style="width:100%"|Discussion tools has been put into beta testing environment here at metawiki. Also see its help page.

There's a typo/misspelling in the current version. 13:00, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Done See this revision. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 14:03, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 15 October 2020[edit] 13:56, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Declined Blank request. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 14:03, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Fix typo[edit]

There is a typo in the word "outubro" (October in Portuguese) in the phrase: "... será realizada em 22 de outrubro ..." Fchagas97 (talk) 20:16, 22 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Fixed. Sgd. —Hasley 20:19, 22 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 28 November 2020[edit]

Ghostcell3 (talk) 05:51, 28 November 2020 (UTC) I want a meeting held tomorrow. 10am. Mcaysville (horseshoe bend or Ben)..please.Reply

Yep... Ghostcell3 (talk) 05:52, 28 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Not done That is not the purpose of this page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:45, 28 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia 20[edit]

No Wikipedia 20 on Main Paige? --Anntinomy (talk) 08:51, 7 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 9 March 2021[edit]

Plan My Rooms (stylised as PMRS), also known as PMRS Hotels & Homes, is an Indian hospitality chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes and living spaces. [1][2][3][4] Founded in 2021 by Arup Dev Nath & Anjan Nath, PMRS initially consisted mainly of budget hotels. The startup expanded North East with Hundred of hotels, vacation homes and millions of rooms in India Planmyrooms (talk) 09:16, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Declined @Planmyrooms: The content you want to be added, is out of scope. I kindly ask you to read that policy before re-requesting. Nieuwsgierige Gebruiker (CA) 09:24, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 22 April 2021[edit]

Maître Mpyana Mbayo ruphin,Avocat près la cour d'appel du haut-katanga Lubumbashi,assistant à L'université de Lubumbashi chercheur à la même université.

Not done Vous pouvez essayer le Wikipedia Francais, ici n'est pas l'endroit correcte. Zoozaz1 (talk) 23:56, 23 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

Semi-protected edit request on 22 June 2022[edit]

I have forgot my log in details for Wikipedia 01:37, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi, if you've entered an email, you can reset your password. Otherwise there is no way to regain access to your account, see Help:Logging in#What if I forget the password?. It's probably best to just create a new account. -- Johannnes89 (talk) 14:08, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
Not done - not a request to edit something. — xaosflux Talk 15:44, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply


If the Main Page is up for translation, why not this part of the main page? It looks weird to see "English stuff" on a translated version, for example here. ─ The Aafī (talk) 15:31, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

@TheAafi: You can continue translating:
Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 16:34, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Dušan Kreheľ, I'm already on it. Thanks for mentioning the translation links but my concern is about a different part that is not ready for translation. ─ The Aafī (talk) 16:58, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
TheAafi: This part of the page is translated somewhat differently - by adding switches in the actual wiki code. Example: Special:Diff/24159660. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 17:21, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Xeno (WMF), Thanks for pointing out. Adding switches is something I find very difficult when the actual wiki code is complicated, so I'll leave this for now. ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:27, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Xeno (WMF), I added one switch, could you please check if it is okay ;) ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:39, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
TheAafi: That looks great to me. Thanks for the Urdu translation! Xeno (WMF) (talk) 17:51, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Time range for news?[edit]

Proposal: Let's keep the last 30-45d of news and the coming 30-45d in the News section -- roughly the previous + current + next calendar months -- only shortening the window when there is too much material to fit easily on the page. That's better than having a blank news section, or removing things the week after they happen, or only showing the next couple weeks of events. Ramzy, Xeno, what do you think? –SJ talk  03:27, 2 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the proposal, SJ :) there really is no particular protocol for this template, but since our team has been using it a lot, your suggestion would make a lot of sense. Happy to hear from others as well. Cheers, RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 08:22, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
One particular exception that I can see is for time-sensitive announcements of an opportunity, like the Ombuds-CRC call for members which have a strict application deadline. I think it would make sense to remove it once the deadline passes to avoid confusion. But for one-time events and conferences, what you proposed would work. RamzyM (WMF) (talk) 08:24, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Ramzy, that makes sense. –SJ talk  00:58, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
This makes sense to me Sj, thank you for the suggestion and also to RamzyM (WMF) for ongoing support to this page =) Xeno (WMF) (talk) 15:00, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply