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Can't add external link to

Amitjoki (talkcontribs)
Clump (talkcontribs)

It should be ok now; try again.

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browsing language continuity is broken (?)

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

Hi all, Something strange on (for example) page The language of my MediaWiki web interface is set to FRançais. I open the page hereabove and it displays the ENglish text - ok normal since I dont request the /fr version. Then I select a link for example "sysop permission" at beginning of "...anyone with sysop permission". The requested page I see from the EN one, is now in the FR page of the link. I am surprised since I expected the coherence of language with the root EN page. Do we agree this break is a normal behaviour ? May be documented it somewhere ?

Malyacko (talkcontribs)

This is normal behavior when you go to "Special:MyLanguage" pages so I don't see anything broken.

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

For the reader lambda, the discontinuity comes since you start with english language and you land on a foreign one.

Malyacko (talkcontribs)
Reply to "browsing language continuity is broken (?)"
Q788771 (talkcontribs)

I tried to remove cybersquatted domain "" and replace it with "" (Neciclopedie)

A list of sites that doesn't allow external links is completely useless:

Error: Welcome to MediaWiki.

It seems that you're trying to add an external link to a page. Please note that this site ( is not Wikipedia. If you believe that you received this message in error or have a legitimate need for the link, please file a request here.

Horizontal line at headings

Summary by Tomybrz

Please ask on the support desk

Deganos (talkcontribs)

I want that a horizontal line, under the Heading gets automaticly created, if a heading will be created.

Like in this wiki or in wikipedia.

My wiki: Mediawiki: 1.30 with visualeditor

Can somebody tell me, how to do this?


This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed.

Summary by Jlenuff

Administrator action helped me out

Jlenuff (talkcontribs)

Hi all,

I can't answer to the Topic:Uzbzb5c07otiyd5o .

Here is the error message I encouter :

This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Link spamming (flow)

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

I've looked into the filter, and you currently don't meet the requirements set by the filter. I've temporarily granted you autopatrol rights, which should allow you to leave a comment. Once you've made some additional edits, you should no longer be held back by the filter.

Jlenuff (talkcontribs)

Thank you for unlocking me.

I finally was able to answer to this topic.

Want (talkcontribs)

Does anyone know why an anonymous user can't switch the interface language?

I was surprised that doesn't work for including templates into localization page according to the interface language. I use on my wiki more four years the really easy trick for it. I use the system message Langcode, what do return language code accordance with a current choice language interface of the user.

But in messages of MediaWiki core was nothing the message similar for this use. I created a message Langcode in localization files for it and sent it for a review into Gerrit. I hope for a merging.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

Why don't you change the following files?

  • chy.json
  • cr.json
  • de-at.json
  • de-formal.json
  • eml.json
  • en-ca.json
  • gan.json
  • ii.json
  • ik.json
  • ki.json
  • kk.json
  • ks-deva.json
  • ku-arab.json
  • lbe.json
  • nl-informal.json
  • om.json
  • pih.json
  • rw.json
  • tw.json
  • zh.json
  • zh-sg.json
  • zh-tw.json
Want (talkcontribs)

I added missing languages.

Want (talkcontribs)

User:Dvorapa came up with a better solution. His patch has be add new magic word {{USERLANGUAGE}}. If you may support to be included, do it please. Thank you.

Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

Another solution would be to generate {{int:Lang}} by some MediaWiki extension automatically instead of a magic word or changing all json files

Want (talkcontribs)

Oops. I changed files over command line by script with using the message 'searchbutton' as anchors, and this message apparently is not present in all files.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

{{int:lang}} returns the user interface language code.

Want (talkcontribs)

Thanks. But it not generally usable, because for another languages missing language code. I tryed it on Sandbox. I.e. polski exists, but for čeština not. It is only local solution. Moreover without documentation. I not found any info about message {{int:lang}} before send my changes into Gerrit.

Original name which I use on my wiki is MediaWiki:LanguageCode. Here is MediaWiki:Lang.

I want add message "langcode" into MediaWiki core as universally solution for all instances MediaWiki for all languages.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)
Want (talkcontribs)
Shirayuki (talkcontribs)
Want (talkcontribs)

Yes, now it is ok.

Want (talkcontribs)

And my question about switch language of interface by anonymous users? Has any reason, for disable?

I think that is good feature for new visitors, because they may read content in native language. Is not easy find language name in header of page, if is page translated into much languages.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)
Want (talkcontribs)

Ok. Cite from page Universal Language Selector/FAQ: "We are looking into making this possible in the future. There is no timeline for this." I see, that task Phabricator:T134592 is open 3 years. But I yet not fully understand a flows for acceptation of changes.

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Trying to update "dead link" on skin tutorial pages

Summary by Tomybrz

Just a false positive about Special:AbuseFilter/12.

AlistairMcMillan (talkcontribs)

Source tutorial is now sitting at

"dead link" pointing to old url is down at the bottom of Manual:Skinning Part 1

AlistairMcMillan (talkcontribs)

Oh, never mind. I was getting an error before. Now it's let me update the pages. :)

Summary by Lucamauri

The procedure was explained by user Reedy in the change page

Lucamauri (talkcontribs)

Because of the modifications discussed here I would need to modify the text shown here that is referenced to in the opening of the sites XML files:

<sites version="1.0" xmlns="">

I would need to create a new page with a similar description text pointing to the new sitelist-1.1.xsd file.

I have no idea where this modification must be proposed, can you please explain how to do so or point me to the necessary documentation?

Thanks --Luca Mauri (talk) 14:26, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Fukahire0212 (talkcontribs)

want's to add zh page on Extension:YouTube,thoguth I might probably just add some section to easily browse the page for zh user.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I think you can now translate it

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

Yes Done

Template PhpTags : dead links to

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Remove them, I'd say.

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

I cannot leave empty tags. I delete T8 and T9.

* {{ll|Extension:PhpTags/Performance|<translate><!--T:7--> Performance</translate>}} 
<translate><!--T:8--> </translate>
<translate><!--T:9--> </translate>