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Reception123 (talkcontribs)

Could someone please mark Miraheze for translation?

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Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

In outdated strings to translate here on for Czech language there are still messages like Help:Links or Help:Preferences. Whatever I change them to or however I edit them, they are still listed as outdated and I can not make them OK. How are we supposed to change them in order not to be outdated anymore?

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

When editing the page directly there's a warning saying the namespace differs from the original. So basically you should leave the Help: namespace as is.

Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

My warning on edit page is "Namespace changed from the definition". This message is nonsense to me per my english understanding. But if it means something like "Namespace differs from the original", then the error message should be more clear I think.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Yeah, I read the Spanish translation and it says something more similar to "Namespace differs from the original"

Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

Where can I change that nonsense text?

Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

Czech translation is similar nonsense. Just a translation of its origin

Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

I've asked on translatewiki, I hope they'll help

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GeoffreyT2000 (talkcontribs)

In MediaWiki 1.29, there is a new feature called user group expiry. Shouldn't the page Manual:User groups table then be updated? The previous schema summary should say {{TNT|MW version|version=1.22|version2=1.28}} and the current one (with a new column named "ug_expiry") should say {{TNT|MW version|version=1.29|comment=and after}}. The "fields" section should also be updated to include the new feature.

Legoktm (talkcontribs)

Please update it since you know what changed and when :)

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Dvorapa (talkcontribs)

Major changes were made on Manual:Pywikibot/Installation, please mark the page for translation

MacFan4000 (talkcontribs)


Some updates about Recent Changes pages

Trizek (WMF) (talkcontribs)


As you may already know, the Collaboration team has created a Beta feature. This feature is on your wiki since few months: "New filters for edit review". You can activate it in your Beta preferences.

What is this feature again?

This feature improves Special:RecentChanges and Special:RecentChangesLinked. It adds new features that ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:

  • Filtering - filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations.
  • Highlighting - add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring. It helps quick identification of changes that matter to you.

You can know more about this project by visiting the quick tour help page.

What's new?

Since the release, we have fixed small bugs and improved the interface. We have also released a way to bookmark your favorite configurations of filters.

We plan to add more new features! The full list is on this Phabricator page (in English) but here are the most important ones:

  • Filters for Namespaces and tagged edits and, later, filters for Categories and Usernames; they will help you to patrol specific changes more accurately
  • Redesign navigation by using an improved time selector and better integrated navigation options
  • Add live updates
  • Have a more clear interface by putting community-defined 'related links' into a collapsible panel

This last change is about links displayed on top of the RecentChanges (see how they look like on your wiki). We do that change because we have discovered that those links are not that much used. Also, they sometimes take a lot of space on small screens. To help people to focus on recent changes patrolling, we will hide those links, with an option to show them. We have created some examples to show you how it will look like. If you like to see those links all the time, you will have to click on the link to show them and they will remain open. We welcome your feedback about this change.

Most of this information was already introduced in the Collaboration monthly newsletter. Please subscribe to get regular updates!

You can ping me if you have questions.

All the best --, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 10:27, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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Can I create a Chinese help page in the main namespace?

星耀晨曦 (talkcontribs)

I plan to move this page to the main namespace.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

If I understand correctly, your help page is about installing MediaWiki on CentOS. The general consensus is to use the main installation guide instead of specifics for each OS. See Topic:Rvimulqxtsn7h23r.

Since CentOS is supposed to be compatible with Red Hat, I'd suggest to create it as a subpage of Manual:Running MediaWiki on Red Hat Linux, for example, Manual:Running MediaWiki on Red Hat Linux/zh.

星耀晨曦 (talkcontribs)

My help page is especially to explain the installation of mediawiki in centos 7.2, not a general description.

I think that translating the existing content is better.

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Should import page sub-hierarchy be bullet point on API:Tutorial?

Suns94556 (talkcontribs)

Some time ago I have tried to find the way to synchronize two mediawiki instances sub-folders without server-side access but found no useful solution. So for my wiki I have created the tool for this purpose. As wiki meant o be used by different groups with own hierarchies the synchronization supports the scope limitation and ability to filter as by hierarchy as by namespaces before syncing the content.

During initial research there was quite a buzz around such feature but no answer given. The [API:Tuporial] was a part of search results and seems to be appropriate place to put the link to solution:

Should import page sub-hierarchy be bullet point on API:Tutorial?

Reply to "Should import page sub-hierarchy be bullet point on API:Tutorial?" (talkcontribs)

After create new page i search any text into search box, but not find text, only work when search the exact page name.


Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Search index gets updated in the Job queue so it may take a while to update. If your question is not about website but a specific wiki, you should ask in Project:Support desk instead, providing configuration details.

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SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I'd like to invite you to participate in the Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussions, about our wider movement's overall goals, "What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?".

It's currently in the first stage, of broad discussion. There are further details in the related metawiki pages (incl. FAQ, calendar and process, list of other simultaneous communities' discussions, etc). (Also, if you're interested in helping facilitate and summarize the discussions here, and to bring back here the summaries of what the other communities are discussing, in the weeks ahead, please let me know.) Thanks.

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Cristian.strain (talkcontribs)

The .pdf files are rendered but the files are faulty this means that although the .pdf can be opened the contents are jumbled, specifically anything that is numbered in the document does not number properly as per the original document, oddly the even numbers are missed out so that things number as follows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc instead of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc.

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