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RobinHood70 (talkcontribs)

When an admin has the time, can they please have a look at the page move requested here. Thanks!

2003:5B:E36B:9A00:2875:FBF9:F922:B2CF (talkcontribs)

Hello, I am looking for a possibility to make some of the WIKI articles buyable. Is there any extension doing this?


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Ricky81682 (talkcontribs)

I believe that the middle image in File:Collections mock.png is from Michael Jackson's album itself and is thus a copyrighted image. Taking a copyrighted image and adding stuff doesn't mean it can go into the GFDL because it was rendered through a GFDL program. I think it needs to be taken down and an example provided that uses only freely licensed images.

Az1568 (talkcontribs)

Thanks for pointing that out, I've gone ahead and removed the file in question.

Fraifrai (talkcontribs)

Adding an interwiki to the searching process is not documented. When adding a wiki in the interwiki table, interwiki links are ok but the search engine does not search in this wiki despite the source code SpecialSearch.php seems to handle such results.

How do we include an interwiki in the internal wiki search ?

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Place Clichy (talkcontribs)


A link brought me to Extension:ParserFunctions/Help/sl, which should be better located at Help:Extension:ParserFunctions/sl to be consistent with other translations of Help:Extension:ParserFunctions (see links on top of the page). However, I can't rename the page, being redirected to the translation tool.

Can someone help?

Florianschmidtwelzow (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure, if moving a translated page to another translated page (both versions seems to be very different for me). Maybe @Shirayuki, Nikerabbit, Nemo_bis: can help? :)

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I'd say this can't be done. A translated page now consists of translation units, so basically you'll need to manually translate the page, placing each paragraph to the translation unit where they belong. The sad part is that history would be lost.

And I'm not sure if that's also "right" from copyright perspective, since Help pages are PD, but the current page is supposed to have a CC-By-SA license...

Place Clichy (talkcontribs)

OK. Do you think maybe a redirect is possible then? Otherwise, the original authors or the page, or someone at the Slovenian Wikim/pedia, might be asked to contribute to the page at the correct location.

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{{Caution}} and {{Warning}} templates broken!

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

For example the caution in Manual:Installing third-party tools and the warning in Extension:Git2Pages , neither shows the text parameter. I'm not sure what changed. @Legoktm suggested User:Anomie/previewtemplatelastmod.js to indentify.

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Shirayuki moved existing {{warning}} to {{warning/core}} on September 26 and the replacement invokes this via a module:

{{#invoke:Template translation|renderTranslatedTemplate|template=Warning/core|1={{{1|}}}}}

So perhaps this is more translation machinery that breaks when not invoked with the magic {{TNT|Actual template|blahblah}} incantation, which most pages don't use.

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

The renamed warning/core "subtemplate" still works:

{{TNT|warning/core|Here is the text}} produces the correct:
Warning: Here is the text

so it must be something about Module:Template translation or its invocation.

@Shirayuki moved the /doc subpage down to Template:Warning/core/doc, but I think that was unintentional.

SPage (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Bawolff reverted Template:Warning, so {{Warning|Here is the text}} works again:

Warning: Here is the text

but as of 10 November 2015, {{Caution|Here is the text}} is still broken:

Peculiar Investor (talkcontribs)

Why not just import Wikipedia's version of Template:Caution?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Because our templates are translated, although this seems the main reason for the break. Wikipedia templates are always in English, not translatable.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

{{Warning|Here is the text}}

Warning: Here is the text

{{Caution|Here is the text}}

Caution: Here is the text
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Wikimania 2016: call for proposals is open!

Yiyi (talkcontribs)

the call for proposals for Wikimania 2016 is open! All the members of the Wikimedia projects, researchers and observers are invited to propose a critical issue to be included in the programme of the conference, which will be held in Italy, in Esino Lario, from June 21 to 28.

Through this call we only accept what we call critical issues, i.e. proposals aiming at presenting problems, possible solutions and critical analysis about Wikimedia projects and activities in 18 minutes. These proposals do not need to target newbies, and they can assume attendees to already have a background knowledge on a topic (community, tech, outreach, policies...).

To submit a presentation, please refer to the Submissions page on the Wikimania 2016 website. Deadline for submitting proposals is 7th January 2016 and the selection of these proposals will be through a blind peer-reviewed process. Looking forward to your proposals.

Yiyi (talkcontribs)

Dear Wikimedians,

the deadline for the call for proposals for Wikimania 2016 has been moved on 17th January 2016, so you have 10 days to submit you proposal(s). To submit a presentation, please refer to the Submissions page on the Wikimania 2016 website.

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Kghbln (talkcontribs)

It will be cool if somebody with admin and or flow permissions could move Extension talk:SemanticFormsSelect to Extension talk:Semantic Forms Select without leaving a redirect. Thanks and cheers.

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

I tried, but I don't have permissions to move flow boards. Evidently, there is only one user with that right:

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

I guess Gough Whitlam would have said "It's Time" and I add "... to spread the permissions"

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Filed as {{phabricator:T120468}}

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Filed as task T120468

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

That specific page is now moved, and all mediawiki registered users now have the necessary flag to move Flow boards. :-)

The one complication, is that if there's an existing #redirect at the target destination, then that need to be manually deleted first, because of the change in Page ContentModel. (I.e. the same way we can't change the ContentModel of a user.css page, we can only move it around). This aspect (and the wider issues of user's changing a page's ContentModel) is still being discussed by various developers. Hope that helps.

Kghbln (talkcontribs)

Thanks for moving Quiddity and the additional info. Yeah, I put the redirect there since I originally did not expect this issue to be solved in the foreseeable future. I cheerfully appreciate this happing to fast. :)

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Hans.gundlach (talkcontribs)

I have been running a wiki fine for a couple months now . However when I opened the wiki recently I got a internal server error with a 404 for the error document for my request and it took 2 minutes to give my the error . I am using a cloud server and am not able to see my server error logs. I believe this may be caused by the HEAVY spam and bots my site was getting. My site didn't really have any good pages. So I would delete all the pages in the site if I could.

First is the error possible not do to robots ? Second how should I fix it.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

The long time to give a response may be a timeout of some sort. Maybe the database server is down or extremely lagging. See Manual:How to debug and try to enable the display of errors to see if that helps, or set a debug log.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Also please ask support questions in Project:Support_desk!

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Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone :)

A while ago you received access to the interwiki links from Wikidata. Everything seems to be going well so I'd like to move on to the second stage. You will get access to the actual data in Wikidata like the date of birth of a person. You'll be able to make use of them in your templates via Lua or a new parser function (#property). We'll be enabling this on December 2nd. This will be the day for Wikinews, Wikispecies, Meta and MediaWiki. I hope this will open up great new possibilities for you and make your work easier. If you have questions please come to d:Wikidata:Sister projects.

Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hi everyone :)

We just enabled access to the data on Wikidata for you. This means you can now access data like the number of inhabitants of a city or get a link to a picture for a famous person and much more. You can access the data in two ways - via a parser function and via Lua. How to use it:

I hope this will help you do great things here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Good places to start are the relevant pages for your project on d:Wikidata:Sister projects and d:Wikidata:Project chat.

Cheers Lydia

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