User talk:Harej (WMF)

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Soft redirect[edit]

This way is incorrect action for translatable page. What about translations? Page Wikimedia Resource Center/Contact and Questions/Ask a question is a part of multilanguage portal, this is linked with another pages through navigational menu. Please explain your invention. In my opinion, it should be doing contrary: Ask a question (if this is needed) should be redirected to this page. --Kaganer (talk) 15:49, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Kaganer, I am in the process of making Ask a question independent of the Wikimedia Resource Center. You are right that a soft redirect makes things more complicated for translators, so I have made that page into a proper redirect and de-listed it from page translation so that there is no doubt as to which the correct page is. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Harej (WMF) (talk) 17:33, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, but why would Ask a question don't include in the Resource Center as one from resources? By way of another pages (Learning patterns etc.)? Another input point for these same page? This will require a more complex design (to avoid "template loop detected" error), but this way is more systematic, is not it? --Kaganer (talk) 22:06, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Kaganer, the plan is to no longer transclude whole pages in the Resource Center, but to link out to them instead. You can see a prototype here. Ask a question happened to switch early because it factors significantly into the new design, so I needed to re-design it first. Harej (WMF) (talk) 22:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Ok, that is, I do not need to correct anything in the old pages and templates of Resource Center, since they will go under the removal? --Kaganer (talk) 22:23, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
And why Ask a question is uncategorized? --Kaganer (talk) 22:06, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
That's a good question. I have added it to Category:Community engagement. Harej (WMF) (talk) 22:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I fixing some things... --Kaganer (talk) 22:23, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
And you plan to delete (or convert) old translations of "Wikimedia Resource Center/Contact and Questions/Ask a question", and also old translations of "Ask a question/Recent questions"? --Kaganer (talk) 22:06, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
For Wikimedia Resource Center/Contact and Questions/Ask a question I should be able to convert the translated text for the new pages. I think the Ask a question/Recent questions translations can be deleted since it was just one translated sentence that isn't used on the new version. Also, thank you for your translations into Russian! Harej (WMF) (talk) 22:13, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Another question: Ask a question included in the Category:Community engagement, but "Ask a question"'s subpages is placed into Category:Wikimedia Resource Center - Contact and Questions. These will be re-categorized? --Kaganer (talk) 22:33, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Kaganer, I have now created Category:Ask a question and put Ask a question and subpages into it. As for the Wikimedia Resource Category system in general, I will probably be deleting most of them since overall there will be fewer pages. Harej (WMF) (talk) 22:48, 22 June 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I converted this for further translations. --Kaganer (talk) 23:08, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Edits done for translated pages under Grants:Evaluation[edit]

Hi James, I have noticed your edits for several pages under Grants:Evaluation that were translated into Arabic. I found that most of the pages do not show the correct percentage for translation progress and also some show 100% though the text displayed is in English. I wanted to bring this to your attention so you would be able to rectify and do the needful. Happy editing. HaythamAbulela 03:52, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello Haytham abulela, thank you for your report. I got in touch with Nikerabbit and he suggested that that may be related to a recent database issue that may have been partly caused by the page moves. Harej (WMF) (talk) 21:14, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi James, I have noticed that some pages were rectified, thanks to FuzzyBot edits. Thanks. HaythamAbulela 03:42, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Template:I18n/Wikimedia Resource Center[edit]

Hi! This way (applied in Template:I18n/Wikimedia Resource Center) is very unuseful and unclear for translators & translationadmins, since doesn't support "translation variables" (<tvar></>). May be better do separation links and translatable texts. --Kaganer (talk) 11:50, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Kaganer, I am happy to add translation variables for links. What would be the best documentation to read to learn more about how they work and how to use them? Harej (WMF) (talk) 18:17, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
I already tried this, but it broke the links in resulted pages (where called your module). Your module module:ModuleMsg is used separate translation items in the "Translations:" namespace. In these items "tvar" is not replaced to source code. This replacement is made only on the translated pages themselves (as Template:I18n/Wikimedia Resource Center/ar, Template:I18n/Wikimedia Resource Center/en etc.). Please see my edits in page history (reverted). --Kaganer (talk) 21:19, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
PS: Translation variables is documented in the mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration. --Kaganer (talk) 21:43, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
For your case, I see two possible solutions:
  1. Addition in the Template:I18n/Wikimedia Resource Center some warning massage for translation admins, like "Please don't use "tvar" because..." (as first step in any cases)
  2. Extract links code into separate page like "Module:Wikimedia Resource Center/Links", and then combine them with the translations in the module module:ModuleMsg or Module:Wikimedia Resource Center.
Current way is partially incompatible with the Translation Extension. This use implies that only "plain text" is translated (without variables), or the text of the links only, without the wiki-markup.
--Kaganer (talk) 21:43, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Category names[edit]

Next way of category naming is not fully appropriate:

By common way, should be used " - " or "/" for separation. Please, think about how to change these to style "Category:Learning and Evaluation/Start", or "Category:Learning and Evaluation - Start". Which way will you choose? --Kaganer (talk) 17:33, 19 September 2017 (UTC)