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Nazia asma

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Changing "Code repository" sidebar link to diffusion

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

WMF is changing its repository browser from gitblit (at to Phabricator's Diffusion (at There's a dedicated project phab:tag/gitblit-deprecate/ for it. Note this doesn't affect gerrit as our remote repository of record.

So I've changed the sidebar link Development > Code repository to link to Diffusion. I apologize to the cabal in charge of site changes like this, I don't know who you are :) . Revert if there are problems, at the moment it's not critical either way. If you have issues with switching to diffusion, file a bug against project gitblit-deprecate.

(Related, T101358 is "Update {{git file}} to link to diffusion") (talkcontribs)

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Piramidion (talkcontribs)

Hi! Please, create the messages:

And change the text in :

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Be..anyone (talkcontribs)

This page is broken, please revert to classic talk page style:

  1. There's some huge mw-flow script: delete, the page MUST work without script.
  2. Some braindead CSS class decided that all browser windows are suited for max.width of 700px (+ sidebar per skin). This is untrue, delete'.
  3. I've had enough of the unusable editor, delete.
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Mattflaschen-WMF (talkcontribs)
  1. The page does work without script. If you're having issues with the no-JavaScript experience, please let us know. Not all features can practically (or at all) be implemented without JavaScript, but we've made sure all the basic functionality is available. If there's something you want, we'll see what we can do.
  2. What browser window width are you using, and what issues are you having? It actually does adapt to window size.
  3. It's not clear what editor you're using (VE?). You can switch at any time with the </> icon, and it will remember your choice.
HappyDog (talkcontribs)

There's a huge empty white box at the top of the page, which is a bit crap - the screen size issue definitely needs addressing.

I disabled JavaScript and was still able to read, navigate and post this link so it looks like JS is not a requirement (though I didn't do a thorough test).

No comment on the editor, but would be good to have some more constructive criticism - what are the problems with it? Why do you think it is unusable?

Mattflaschen-WMF (talkcontribs)

Can you post a screenshot showing the empty box? What browser are you using?

HappyDog (talkcontribs)

Also, lack of reply indentation makes the page very difficult to read!

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LQT -> Flow conversion: stray lqt_method=talkpage_new_thread links

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

A few pages, including Project:Current issues/Archive and VisualEditor/Feedback, encourage people to "start a new discussion" or "post a comment" by linking to a page URL with lqt_method=talkpage_new_topic in the query string. Flow ignores that and shows the Flow board which has Start a new topic near the top. So the links aren't broken, but they're obsolete. The functionality of pre-filling the new topic using lqt_subject_field=New topic subject here is gone, but searching for insource:"lqt_method" shows only external links to translatewiki using lqt_subject_field.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)


SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)
  • Is there an anchor in Flow boards to scroll to "Start a new topic", in case there's a lot of "About this discussion" above it (in a narrow window)?
  • Maybe there is a way to prefill "Flow's Start a new topic".

@Quiddity (WMF) might know

Mattflaschen-WMF (talkcontribs)

I don't think there's such an anchor.

There is a way to pre-fill the topic title: . You can also preload the body with a template.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Why not point that link to the main board, or remove the link?

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Done for Project:Current issues/Archives. I also cleaned up Project:Current issues/LQT Archive 1.

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LQT -> Flow conversion: empty and broken LQT Archive 01 pages (by design)

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Congratulations on the conversion of LiquidThreads pages to Flow.

Flow boards link to the "archived LQT version". But often there's nothing in the archived LQT version. E.g. Skin talk:Metrolook shows

If you follow the link to its LQT Archive subpage, you notice there's nothing on the subpage except for the template identifying it as an LQT Archive.

Similarly, Manual talk:Interwiki/LQT Archive 1 has no content except two broken templates {{Archive box|[[/Archive 01]]}} and {{help talk}}.

This makes sense if you read the link more carefully: "page history was archived." The only content on most LQT pages was a magic word turning LQT on and perhaps some templates guiding user to archives and how to use the talk page; all the actual threads lived in the separate Thread namespace. So an LQT Archive subpage is of no interest except that its history records these edits and any page content before it was LQT-ized. I guess any irrelevant broken templates on LQT Archive subpages should be removed.

I think the language in the templates {{LQT page converted to Flow}} and {{Archive for converted LQT page}} could make this clearer. Also maybe "/LQT history" would be a better subpage name, note how this Project:Current issues has both "archives overview" (interesting, actual content) and "/LQT Archive 01" (boring).

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Unprotect this [[Skin:Metrolook]] and [[Extension:CollapsibleVector]] page

Summary by Florianschmidtwelzow

Page protection removed.

Paladox2017 (talkcontribs)

Hi please unprotect this Skin:Metrolook and Extension:CollapsibleVector page. Since it was blocked because I was blocked but then I was unblocked and so there is no need to keep that page blocked.

Florianschmidtwelzow (talkcontribs)



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Translating MediaWiki messages

Summary by Florianschmidtwelzow

YesYDone by Glaisher

A1 (talkcontribs)

Hi! How could I translate MediaWiki messages? It is needed to create some pages in Ukrainian: MediaWiki talk:Mw-supportdesk/uk, MediaWiki talk:Mw-discussion/uk,

Glaisher (talkcontribs)

Hi, I've created these pages with the translations you provided on the talk pages. As these interface messages are specific to, they have to be added by local sysops (unlike the normal MediaWiki interface messages which can be translated at Thanks.

Add something to Wikilove?

Summary by Florianschmidtwelzow

Added new translation barnstar to WikiLove

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Could an admin could add a "translator's barnstar" to Wikilove? There are many excellent translators here, and I'd like to recognize their work. There are several icon options at Commons, like File:Translation-Barnstar.png or File:Rosetta Barnstar.png.

Florianschmidtwelzow (talkcontribs)

YesYDone Ok, that should work :) I used the File:Translation-Barnstar.png image, I think that looks better for a barnstar :)

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

This post by Ciencia Al Poder was moved on 2015-07-01. You can find it at Thread:Project:Current issues/Error on 'mwlib' server.

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