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Ebeamonte (talkcontribs)

Everytime I try to post my translation this: "Error: Error converting HTML to wikitext: docserver-http: HTTP 400" appears. Any idea how to fix it?

KartikMistry (talkcontribs)

Please let us know article name and language pairs you're using. That will help in debugging. Thanks!

Unhanova (talkcontribs)


I have the same problem. I want translate Angela Davis PT-GL

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Published articles still appear in "In Progress"

Chaduvari (talkcontribs)

In this month (August 2017) I have translated and published 10 articles from English to Telugu. Out of these, 6 articles are moved to "Published" list, but the remaining four continue to appear in "in progress" list. Can somebody help me move them to "Published" list. I don't want to overwrite the existing article by publishing it 'again'.

Another issue.. The number of my translations in this month is being shown as 0 (zero) despite my 10 translations. Any clue?

Kbseah (talkcontribs)

I have the same issue, commenting to indicate that this affects multiple users.

Irnerne (talkcontribs)

Having the same issue when translating to Ukrainian. Published 6 articles lately, all of them are still in In Progress section and stats for published is frozen on zero.

Halibutt (talkcontribs)

Same here.

Irnerne (talkcontribs)

By the way, what helped me to temporarily solve the problem: after I safely publish a translation, I go to In progress list, open this pending translation and move it to Drafts, which effectively moves it to User:Article_name state. After this I save it, go back to In progress list and happily remove it. Voila! It does not affect already published article, although you won't see it listed in Published in a normal way. Hope this helps!

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Emanuele676 (talkcontribs)

I'm trying to access this (en->it Aurelia Browder) page but it's as if the page does not load, there is only the gray background. Google Chrome 60.0.3112.113 (64-bit)

Ruthven (talkcontribs)

Same for me: gets stuck when starting a new translation and clicking on Start Translation. Error message (with Firefox, but the same with Safari):

TypeError: Object.values is not a function































Usien6 (talkcontribs)

In Firefox/45.3.0, I get the same traceback that @Ruthven does. In Chromium/53.0.2785.143 I get the following:

VM236:222 Uncaught TypeError: Object.values is not a @ VM236:222(anonymous function) @ VM236:235fire @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:45fireWith @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:46(anonymous function) @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:47fire @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:45fireWith @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:46deferred.(anonymous function) @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:47fire @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:45fireWith @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:46deferred.(anonymous function) @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:47(anonymous function) @ VM236:16fire @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:45fireWith @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:46done @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:135callback @ load.php?debug=false&lang=pt&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki|mediawiki.legacy.wikibits&only=scripts&skin…:141

Translations in progress won't load, either. My operating system is Linux Xubuntu/16.04.3.

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Massively broken-before-translation system?

Shanen (talkcontribs)

Not sure if I am describing some kind of horrendous bug or the system is somehow broken in design, so let me start by describing what I was trying to do and where I wound up before throwing in a suggestion or two with the constructive intention of making things better...

There is a list of information that I wanted to share with a friend. My friend is not so fluent in English, so I wanted to look at the other language link (of the three that were offered, one was my friend's language) and consider sharing that Wikipedia page. Clicking on that link did NOT take me to a corresponding page or translated page, but to a "Translate page - Note..." webpage. That confusing webpage was extremely slow to finish loading, but at the top had some links to similar pages (which led back to the English page) and at the bottom had some links for pending translations apparently heading to English (from the other language). None of this was helpful to my purpose, but I thought I might try to help Wikipedia by working on one of the pending translations. Unfortunately there is no automatic translation support and I am not so fluent in that language, so all for naught. (I was pleasantly surprised to see some colorization support for the corresponding phrases, since I suggested that feature long ago, but mostly I was just frustrated and disappointed and annoyed. Again.)

Suggestions time? Fix the translation system or make it less intrusive. Bigger suggestion, let me (and other interested people) help pay for the costs of developing new translation features or for the ongoing costs of supporting existing translation features. DSAUPR, atAJG. ~~~~

Shanen (talkcontribs)

Made another attempt (actually about my fifth today) and got looped even worse... If I was younger and more idealistic, I might even see that as an incentive to seek or create a better option than Wikipedia. Even in the search for the best truth, competition is not a terrible idea, eh? Maybe such a competitive incentive would go so far as to help Wikipedia improve faster? ~~~~

Amire80 (talkcontribs)

Which page was it? I'm not sure that I understand the description of the problem.

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Lone Guardian (talkcontribs)

Is there is any method to disable translation of specific words? For example, I want, when translating article "de Havilland Giant Moth", to disable translation of the word "Giant Moth", because it makes for a tedious work of replacing words "большой мотылек", "большой Мотыль" back to "Giant Moth".


KartikMistry (talkcontribs)

Thanks for using ContentTranslation! Currently, there is no way to disable translation for specific words.

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Mr. Guye (talkcontribs)

How do I clear the memory so that languages I've translated before don't show up in "suggested languages"? Mr. Guye (talk) (My aftermath) 01:38, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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ما هو عيد الحصاد 2017 بسيوة

Francecool (talkcontribs)

ما هو عيد الحصاد 2017 بسيوة

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Hans Haase (talkcontribs)

For easy editing and finding links in the destination project, I translated my sandbox. After deleting this temporary text months ago, I started the procedure with another text. Now the translation assistant failed, coming up with some of thew old text.

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Watermos (talkcontribs)

It is really great work for barriers removal, thank to all

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Bluetpp (talkcontribs)

I was translating this particular article by Content translation, and then a few days later I opened the article again to find that the article was also being translated by somebody else at that moment. It also appears that Content translation no longer allows me to continue with my translation. So I really want to delete this page.

But unfortunately somehow I can't delete it. I've tried to delete it so many times but it's still there in my on-going list. But I still can delete other normal articles.

So what should I do? I just want to delete it.

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