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Ambriel9416 (talkcontribs)

Perché non è possibile creare la pagina Giorgia Deidda?

Clump (talkcontribs)
MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)


A policy regarding the removal of advanced permissions (such as: administrator, bureaucrat, interface-administrator, etc.) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. This community, while initially excluded from the activity review, decided in August 2020 to opt-in. Accordingly, the stewards are reviewing the activity of the accounts with advanced permissions based on the admin activity review policy.

To the best of our knowledge, we have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no logged actions for more than 2 years):

These users will receive a notification soon in their talk pages, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their permissions. If the users do not respond, then their advanced permissions will be removed by the stewards without further notice.

We've excluded the following accounts as we believe that those accounts were granted permissions as part of their work and/or services as employees/contrators of the Wikimedia Foundation.

  • Amusso (WMF)
  • PEarley (WMF)
  • Heatherawalls

If you belive those should be included in the review as well, or we missed someone, please inform us.

Please let us know at the stewards' noticeboard on Meta-Wiki if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards.

VasilievVV (talkcontribs)

The original proposal says this is motivated by security reasons; I have 2FA enabled and do get my talk page notifications, so I think it should be fine to not remove mine?

Skizzerz (talkcontribs)

As far as I’m aware, simply editing here was enough to let you keep everything. The AAR process doesn’t make exemptions for 2FA but now that you’ve edited you’re no longer “inactive.”

MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)

As long as the user replies to the notice and clearly states that they want to keep their advanced permissions (as VasilievVV did above), and the community is not opposed to it, that is enough for the stewards and it prevents the automatic removal of permissions. The post above gives VasilievVV also means that VasilievVV won't be notified again unless he fails to make an edit or log action in the next two years.

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External links on

Hattne (talkcontribs)

I think an external link, [ WordPress], would be warranted on Extension:AuthWP, but I cannot add it. Similarly, I cannot set download-link in the ExtensionInstall template to [ Download]. Is there anything that could be done about that?

Pppery (talkcontribs)

You have now made enough edits to this wiki that you should now be able to add external links without triggering the edit filter. That said, (speaking to other users watching this page, not to you), given the frequency with which this comes up, would it make sense to exempt edits to the Extension namespace from that filter, since they are often not spam?

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

@Hattne: Try again now, it should work.

@Pppery: I would not encourage loosening the filter, because link spamming is a chronic problem and the filter does a very good job of filtering them out.

Pppery (talkcontribs)

I looked at the 100 most recent hits of that filter in Extension namespace (dating back to June 2020):

That totals fifty-nine incorrectly blocked edits and forty-one correctly blocked edits. Are you sure that the filter [applied to the Extension namespace] does a very good job of filtering [link spam] out?

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

Yes, that still does a good job overall (considering how much link spam was there before), but seeing that most of the supposed false-positives are in the Extension namespace, I am open to, and am fine, with your loosening of the filter to exclude edits in that namespace.

(39% is quite significant nevertheless)

Hattne (talkcontribs)

Come to think of it: in the interest of reducing traffic such as this, it may be worthwhile to reword the message presented to the user upon having an external link rejected. I don't recall precisely what it said, but it made me think that is was due to a per-user or even per-instance restriction that would have to be manually lifted by a human administrator. If the message were to indicate that you can't add links until you've got sufficiently many edits under your belt, I would not have started this duplicate thread.

Pppery (talkcontribs)
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PerfektesChaos (talkcontribs)


PerfektesChaos (talkcontribs)
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Tealyt (talkcontribs)

I am trying to create a page for my skin, but the links to the download for it keeps getting me a warning message about external links

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Looks like this is now solved. Feel free to update if it's not the case!

Bawolff (talkcontribs)

I don't have a better idea for a name, but having "Current issues" on the sidebar, suggests a place to report current issues/bugs about MediaWiki, not to have site discussion.

Perhaps Village Pump would be better. Its wiki specific jargon, but at least its unlikely to confuse people just wanted support for MW.

Koavf (talkcontribs)

Agreed. I think this is a confusing mismatch of name and function.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Village Pump works for me.

1234qwer1234qwer4 (talkcontribs)

Yeah, I agree.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

We might have a difficulty moving the page given the number of posts on it, however. :-(

Skizzerz (talkcontribs)

Well there's an easy way to find out, and that's by trying it :)

I agree that Village Pump works better as a page title.

1234qwer1234qwer4 (talkcontribs)
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Enabling forward from on Special:Interwiki

Elisa3626 (talkcontribs)

Hello. Can somebody enable forward for on Special:Interwiki? I will use that for shortest way instead of making external link. Thank you.

PerfektesChaos (talkcontribs)
Elisa3626 (talkcontribs)

That's not what I was asked for. I will use the interwiki link, like [[mw:translatewiki:Page name]]. I will use that interwiki for outside of Wikimedia wikis.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)
Elisa3626 (talkcontribs)

Okay Shirayuki. Thanks.

PerfektesChaos (talkcontribs)

That use case does not seem meaningful to me.

There is nothing like a redirect of redirects of interwiki sites.

With internal sites it may be constructed something like but translatewiki is external and must not be covered by a WMF domain for security reasons. Therefore it does not work to resolve

If you are embedding that link from outside WMF, the site which has knowledge of [[mw:]] does need to learn [[translatewiki:]] by its own Special:Interwiki.

The only solution within this wiki here would work by creating a page and transclude Template:Soft redirect inside but I am afraid nobody will do that.

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EnricoJames (talkcontribs)

Why can I not create a page for myself as a independent artist?

Majavah (talkcontribs)
EnricoJames (talkcontribs)

I think i just created a draft on Wikipedia. I have an article with Philly Weekly, maybe that may help?

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)

Generally, creating articles about yourself is frowned upon.

If I were you, I would look up Wikipedians in the Philly area who know about the article in Philly Weekly and ask them if they can help you.

EnricoJames (talkcontribs)

How would i go about find them?

MarkAHershberger (talkcontribs)
EnricoJames (talkcontribs)

Thank you, I just sent them an e-mail. (talkcontribs)

I'm not even editing, I'm just trying to set up a redirect!

Page in question: Manual:Interface/Edit notice

Page I'm trying to create: Edit notice

Content of the page:

#REDIRECT [[Manual:Interface/Edit notice/en]]

Or I should create a disambig to similar topics? (CentralNotice, etcetera)

Dinoguy1000 (talkcontribs)

It's nothing to do with your edit specifically, there's a blanket restriction preventing any unregistered editor from creating pages in the main namespace. You can create an account to create the redirect, or someone else could create the redirect for you.

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

Creating pages in the main space is currently not allowed for anonymous (and new) users, due the large amount of abuse. Redirects should be allowed, so I don't see why this shouldn't work. Maybe it only allows lowercase #redirect?

I've created the page manually. Let me know if you find any more redirects that need creating.

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?? "utilisateur·rice" in FR title

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

Hi all On my FR contribution page I see "Contributions de l’utilisateur·rice". .... dirty and ambigous . Either Im a boy and I should see "Contributions de l’utilisateur" or im a girl and I see "Contributions de l’utilisatrice" but not a mix of both (french decline according to the gender). I corrected at lowest cost using male version as default on translatewiki => but better should be to use the gender of the user as declared in his profile.

Dinoguy1000 (talkcontribs)

You can use {{GENDER}} on messages to have them adjust to the current viewer's indicated gender automatically.

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

Yes, we can done that locally but better should be to have GENDER hardcoded in the source message to apply similarly on other languages where names follow the gender : german, polish...

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

The problem is that {{GENDER}} needs the username as a parameter, which doesn't seem to be available on this particular message. This will require changes in MediaWiki. Basically, a BUGREPORT

Dinoguy1000 (talkcontribs)

Aah! I figured I was probably missing some detail here, thanks for pointing it out.

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)

Test with arbitrary $ 1 :

Je suis {{GENDER:$1|un homme|une femme}}.


Je suis un homme.

satisfied ?

Dinoguy1000 (talkcontribs)

Without support for the username as a parameter to the message, that will always display the male case. Whether this is acceptable is going to depend on what language you're looking at and who you're asking.

Wladek92 (talkcontribs)
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