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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Heartbleed209:51, 17 April 2014
Translate extension guideline for user pages313:22, 16 April 2014
Problem with the accents010:57, 15 April 2014
Request indefinitely semi-protection of Bugzilla/Fields113:12, 11 April 2014
Missing messages on MW.org and test wikis (i.e. group 0)003:41, 4 April 2014
[CLOSED] Please review 2 new Extension pages123:06, 2 April 2014
Suggestion: Extension namespace alias "E"420:13, 2 April 2014
Extension pages need version update006:53, 31 March 2014
Edit request019:23, 30 March 2014
Files with unknown copyright status523:28, 28 March 2014
[DONE] Changes pending review116:22, 13 March 2014
Add some Mediawiki pages for scribunto documentation010:48, 12 March 2014
{{edit protected}}109:14, 11 March 2014
SUL not working?823:50, 6 March 2014
Translate Extension: Page migration is a tedious manual task004:53, 4 March 2014
Flow is down?208:00, 25 February 2014
Interwiki link on VisualEditor/Feedback017:36, 24 February 2014
Vandalism on pages using flaggedrevs108:23, 24 February 2014
Quicker edit approval115:25, 21 February 2014
Downloads on front page115:25, 21 February 2014
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Heartbleed

Hi All, is Heartbleed security issue fixed? please confirm the version it got fixed.

148.188.243.25211:00, 16 April 2014

It's not a MediaWiki problem, but you may be interested in the Wikimedia projects handling: wmfblog:2014/04/10/wikimedias-response-to-the-heartbleed-security-vulnerability/.

Nemo15:22, 16 April 2014

Thank you Nemo, we have downloaded the MediaWiki app for internal wiki purpose, just want to know the version of wikimedia in which this bug was fixed...

148.188.243.25209:51, 17 April 2014
 
 

Translate extension guideline for user pages

Is there any guideline, if you're allowed to use this extension for user pages? Regards,

Brackenheim (talk)18:29, 15 April 2014

On what wiki?

Nemo19:39, 15 April 2014

Sorry - on Mediawiki...

Brackenheim (talk)22:12, 15 April 2014

Usually only test user pages are marked for translation with Translate.

Nemo13:18, 16 April 2014
 
 
 

Problem with the accents

Sorry for my English. Using google translator.

Performing searches for words in Spanish have a problem with the accents.

If I search "Camion" and a page is the word "Camión" the page does not appear in the search results.

How could I change it to find the word even if you look without accent?

Thank you very much.

Mediawiki 1.22.5

62.134.244.22810:57, 15 April 2014

Request indefinitely semi-protection of Bugzilla/Fields

A lot of users use this page as a test page [1]. Please protect it.

GZWDer (talk)11:02, 11 April 2014

Done.

Glaisher (talk)13:12, 11 April 2014
 

Missing messages on MW.org and test wikis (i.e. group 0)

Please see Thread:Project:Support_desk/Missing_interface_messages.

πr2 (tc)03:41, 4 April 2014

[CLOSED] Please review 2 new Extension pages

I've written 2 MediaWiki extensions and therefore also created 2 new extension pages: Extension:Mantis and Extension:BOFH. I don't know how the procedure for this is, but can someone please review the 2 pages?

Tessus (talk)00:28, 2 April 2014

Pages have been reviewed with the help from guys in #mediawiki. Thanks again.

Tessus (talk)23:06, 2 April 2014
 

Suggestion: Extension namespace alias "E"

Couldn't find a better place to put this. I had an idea for there to be a namespace alias for the "Extension" namespace to be added. The namespace I was thinking of would be merely "E", but "EX" or something else could work in my opinion. I feel like this would be useful to make things quicker and shorter to link to, especially since I and some other people I know link to things like http://enwp.org/mw:Extension:MediaWikiChat in chats/IRC and whatnot. Does this sound like a good idea?

GeorgeBarnick (talk)02:53, 2 April 2014

MediaWiki suffers from an excessive level of complexity that alienates it to most target users. Are you sure that making links less understandable will make us a service? Your example, by the way, is three letters longer than a fully reliable https://www.mediawiki.org/?curid=170806

Nemo06:31, 2 April 2014

The fact that it would still display as "Extension:" on the page makes me think it wouldn't be any less understandable or difficult for new/inexperienced users. The "E:" prefix could just make things shorter to type in, to search, and to link to. Also, linking the curid seems like it would be more difficult for a new user if they were to see it as a link, since it doesn't have the page name in the URL.

GeorgeBarnick (talk)15:40, 2 April 2014

Either you want the link to be short, or you want it to be self-explanatory. If you want it short, the curid will mostly do.

Nemo17:28, 2 April 2014

I guess, but I do think that the namespace alias would be both short and self-explanatory.

GeorgeBarnick (talk)20:13, 2 April 2014
 
 
 
 

Extension pages need version update

As part of the JSON migration, most extensions have had, or will soon have, their version bumped.[1] Help appreciated in updating the infoboxes.

Nemo06:53, 31 March 2014

Files with unknown copyright status

Category:Files with unknown copyright status has items stretching all the way back to 2006, in violation of the Resolution:Licensing policy. A quick suggestion would be, to propose deletion for all files before 2010, and to give a month's notice in advance to uploaders of such files, so they could have a chance to give proper copyright licenses to their files and possibly hold off deletion.

TeleComNasSprVen (talk)16:26, 26 March 2014

Before deleting, we could go through them. For instance, the first in the list is a simple screenshot that is not violating any copyrights:

1page.jpg
Qgil (talk)17:56, 26 March 2014

Perhaps it could be tagged as {{MediaWiki screenshot}} but more likely it may still end up deleted from Commons for being out of use on any particular wiki page.

TeleComNasSprVen (talk)22:58, 28 March 2014
 

We've had a number of discussions on the topic, please search a bit.

Nemo06:59, 27 March 2014

I don't doubt you had numerous discussions on this topic, but at the moment I could not find much. Project:Fair use policy and Project:Image policy were the two closest relevant discussion pages I could find, and I've tried to reignite discussion on the page about fair use here to make it, well, an actual policy.

TeleComNasSprVen (talk)22:55, 28 March 2014
 

I started working on tagging them awhile ago, and my plan was to

  • Tag all the files I could find
  • Get a bot magician to do a report listening them by their uploader
  • Update the ones from users where they have made the appropriate licensing comments (TimS and Brion come to mind)
  • Start a discussion
  • Notify the others with a deadline agreed in the discussion
  • Work on deleting the problematic ones
  • Try and get stuff moved to commons where possible.
Peachey88 (talk)23:28, 28 March 2014
 

[DONE] Changes pending review

Someone please review these edits - [1] & [2], they are quite important, the download links have been changed. Thanks in advance.

CodeMonk (talk)00:10, 4 January 2014

Done.

CodeMonk (talk)00:52, 4 January 2014
 

Add some Mediawiki pages for scribunto documentation

Please add this page to Mediawiki MediaWiki:Scribunto-doc-page-show with the code

{{documentation|{{#ifexist:{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc|{{NAMESPACE}}:{{BASEPAGENAME}}/doc}}}}     
<span id="code"></span>

And please also add MediaWiki:Scribunto-doc-page-does-not-exist with the code

{{#ifeq: {{SUBPAGENAME}} | testcases    
 | {{module test cases notice}} 
 | {{documentation}}    
}}

Please also add MediaWiki:Scribunto-doc-page-header With code

{{#ifeq:{{#titleparts:{{PAGENAME}}|1|2}}|documentation||{{documentation subpage}}}}

Please

86.135.252.1320:48, 11 March 2014

{{edit protected}}

Edited by 3 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

It would be handy to have w:Template:edit protected available here, which would help users propose improvements to protected pages/templates such that they are likely to be seen in a timely fashion without having to play "guess the venue" (as Project:Protected page would have them do).

To get the one from en.Wikipedia, I think you'd import these pages:

Module:Protected edit request
Template:Editprotected
Template:Edit protected
Template:Edit protected/answered
Template:Edit protected/color legend
Template:Edit protected/color legend/doc
Template:Edit protected/doc
Template:Edit protected/editintro
Template:Edit protected/making a request
Template:Edit protected/preload
Template:Edit protected/testcases

Possibly it would make more sense to steal it from some other wiki using a simpler version, though.

p.s. I wanted to use it to ask someone to do the {{Doc}} dance on {{Langcat}}. Grr, why do those boxes for "semi-protected" pages always show up in red; it keeps confusing me :-(

23:33, 20 February 2014

But it's useless if sysops don't watch that category. We could leave a placeholder in place of the template, telling people to ask here, too. Or, if someone creates the template, they also need to link it from recentchanges and this page etc.

Nemo09:14, 11 March 2014
 

SUL not working?

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

Until very recently, when I came here from enwiki, I was automatically logged in here. Today, this doesn't seem to work. Is this restricted to me or a general problem?

Fram07:57, 10 January 2014

CentralAuth issues are often hard to describe, since the implementation of SUL2. If you can reproduce the issue reliably, please report a bug with clear steps to reproduce.

Nemo15:40, 10 January 2014

Um, I don't think there is anything more to add wrt "clear steps": start a browser session, open enwiki with your useraccount there, then go from some enwiki page to a mediawiki page (I started from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:VisualEditor and used the "(or at Mediawiki)" link in the infobox on the right), and notice that you are not logged in at MediaWiki... At least, that's what happens to me!

And I can't file a bug at Bugzilla, as I am indefinitely blocked there. Which saves me a lot of trouble :-)

Fram (talk)16:25, 10 January 2014
Edited by another user.
Last edit: 23:50, 6 March 2014

Could you check to see if you have any browser plugins that mangle cookies? I have a cookie self-destruct add-on, for example, that could cause problems like this. Otherwise, check the village pump to see if anyone else has reported any issues.

MarkAHershberger(talk)16:32, 10 January 2014

Standard FF26 without any add-ons. I don't have this problem when going from enwiki to e.g. frwiki or to Commons, only (as far as I have seen) when going to Mediawiki.

Fram (talk)16:38, 10 January 2014
 

I've had occasional problems with logging in at en.wp and then discovering that I was logged out at Meta or Mediawiki, also in Firefox. However, the reverse doesn't seem to happen, and it's not common. Does this happen to you every time you come to Mediawiki?

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk)18:40, 10 January 2014

Today, every time I tried it, even after restarting my computer. Before today, not that I recall.

Fram (talk)18:51, 10 January 2014

For the first time in a week, I was automatically logged in when coming here from enwiki. No idea if this fixed, or if it is simply unpredictable.

Fram (talk)08:22, 15 January 2014
 
 
 
 

This has been happening since loginwiki was deployed and yes, it is a general problem. Many others have also reported this. As a SWMT member, I encounter this problem very often when visiting other wikis and it is extremely annoying. Sometimes if the page is reloaded twice, gets logged in automatically and preferences are set automatically. That is, if javascript is enabled and sometimes even if javascript is enabled, I have to log in manually.

Glaisher (talk)17:53, 21 February 2014
 

Translate Extension: Page migration is a tedious manual task

Hello everyone!

I am Pratik Lahoti (User:BPositive) from Pune, India. The Translate extension requires too much of manual effort on the part of the translators as well as the translation adminstrators. Hence, this Google Summer of Code, I plan to work on the project - “Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content”.

My mentors for this project would be Niklas Laxström and Federico Leva.

With their help, I have drafted the first version of my proposal page. You can find it here:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate/Mass_migration_tools

This project is a blessing in disguise for all the translation administrators, as it completely automates the tedious manual task of preparing the pages for translation as well as importing the translations. The proposal page mentions the Project Outline and the approach/solution towards the problem statement. I am done with most of the sections and left with the Project Schedule (which I will finish off when everything is finalized).

Please have a look at the proposal and give your valuable feedback/suggestions. While I have no problems in replying to the suggestions put forth over here, I would appreciate if you can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal, so that all the feedback is at one single place. Looking forward to hearing from you, Thank you!

BPositive (talk)04:53, 4 March 2014

Flow is down?

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

When I want to post to a Flow page, or see the history of a Flow enabled page, I get a nice pink box saying "An error occurred. The error message received was: An unexpected error occurred." or the generi WMF error page.

I don't get these when using mediaWiki otherwise, so it seems to be purely Flow-related.

Fram10:54, 7 January 2014
Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

Flow is currently in read-only mode due to a bug that was discovered last night. It should be fixed later today.

Jorm16:51, 7 January 2014
Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

Thanks. Any reason why "read-only mode" would disbale the possibility to look at the history? Seems to be unwanted behaviour. Not really urgent, as read-only should be the exception of course, but still...

Fram11:01, 8 January 2014
 
 

Interwiki link on VisualEditor/Feedback

Hmm... why do I see a link to Vladimir Arnold on my watchlist "in other languages" section?

Actually it seems to be at VisualEditor/Feedback

Stryn (talk)17:32, 24 February 2014

Vandalism on pages using flaggedrevs

Edited by 0 users.
Last edit: 14:57, 22 February 2014

Hello. I undid two vandalic edits here but then I realized that the page was using the FlaggedRevs feature.

Simple question: Does undoing such edits still help to keep the website clean, or maybe the FlaggedRevs feature makes undoing wrong edits like that unnecessary at all?

Thanks.

JacobRodrigues (talk)14:57, 22 February 2014

It's still useful, because you help the reviewers identify what edits are wrong and you anticipately remove wrong information for those who see the latest version anyway (all registered users I think). When an edit is "rejected" via FlaggedRevs, it's also undone/reverted.

Nemo08:23, 24 February 2014
 

Quicker edit approval

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

Hi ,

Why are edits not approved quickly? I had 4 main edits and only 1 had been approved(the other 2 stay in the queue - the 4th one is very minor). (Sorry if I made a mistake)

Or is it that only important edits get approved?

Leaderboard (talk)13:22, 19 December 2013

No, but some pages are not as watched as they should. The edits of yours that I see were reviewed; if a review takes more than a couple weeks, ask on talk page to review edits or remove flaggedrevision from the page.

Nemo13:56, 19 December 2013
 

Downloads on front page

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 15:25, 21 February 2014

Hi I thought that 1.20 is not supported as of last month but it is still showing for download on the front page. Please can you replace it with 1.21 so for example it will show

1.22 1.21 1.19

10:25, 7 December 2013
Edited by 0 users.
Last edit: 17:49, 7 December 2013

YesY Done

17:49, 7 December 2013
 
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