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Re-design this front page to align with the design style guide?

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Summary by Iniquity
Iniquity (talkcontribs)

Maybe upgrade the design a bit? For a start, replace the images and icons, and also change the download button.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Compare what with what?

Iniquity (talkcontribs)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I now understand you even less, I think.

You've linked to the design style guide, for which OOUI is the reference implementation.

(And none of this is so broadly applicable that it should be on the talk page of the main page of this wiki – maybe Talk:Design would be more focussed and get attention from the right people?)

Iniquity (talkcontribs)

Are you sure that in order to change the design of the main page I need to go there?

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Oh. You're talking about changing the design of the MediaWiki.org front page to align the in-content copy/layout with the style guide for the MediaWiki chrome? Now I understand. Will re-title the thread so other people aren't confused.

Iniquity (talkcontribs)

Yes, I'm talking about this. I'm sorry for the confusion :)

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

What exactly to "replace the images and icons" with? Could you point to a relevant section in the style guide, please?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Iniquity I looked at the icons and I don't see any icon related to "administration" or "developers" or such. Note that these icons have a meaning. For examples, the icon that displays a cog (which stands for preferences) should not be used in a context that does not mean preferences. I'm all in for better icons. Please propose specific ones if you are aware of specific ones.

Iniquity (talkcontribs)
Iniquity (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks, but there are no icons.

Iniquity (talkcontribs)

Project logo = Icons

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Iniquity: My question was what do project logos have to do with the users / developers / administrators big icons on the mediawiki.org frontpage?

Iniquity (talkcontribs)

In that example, I only talked about block design.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@IniquityWhich "photos from the hackathon" would you use "instead of icons"? And how? Can you please be more specific?

Iniquity (talkcontribs)
AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Iniquity (talkcontribs)

Wow, I haven't known about these pages. :) Thank you for working on it.

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Iniquity (talkcontribs)

Yes thank you :) Let's close this.

Extension that automatically signs comments

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Alumnum (talkcontribs)

Is there an extension that automatically signs edits on talk and discussion pages? Preferably one that applies to IPs and new accounts.

Sokote zaman (talkcontribs)

What?

Alumnum (talkcontribs)

Hello. I'm asking for a extension that automatically signs edits made by unregistered or new users on wikis. Is there one?

Summary last edited by Clump 20:15, 1 March 2019 23 days ago

Issue mentioned below is resolved

Davidwr (talkcontribs)

There seems to be a problem with this page. Sometimes it won't display properly. All edits in the edit history except a few have a line through them including the most recent edit. I'm hoping that editing this page fixes the problems. ~~~~

Davidwr (talkcontribs)

Resolved: The problem appears to be browser-specific - I am using Firefox with some script-blocking plugins. The strikethroughs - including that of the most recent edit - seem to be normal on this Wikipedia. I usually use a Wikipedia that doesn't implement Flow and can't "revision-delete" the most current edit, so having the newest edit threw me for a mental loop. Sorry for the needless distraction. Davidwr (talk) 21:37, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Dont use this Wiki!!! Its the biggest Trash ever seen!!!

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Summary by AKlapper (WMF)

Not about the mediawiki.org main page, hence posting is off-topic here. Go to support desk instead

212.144.247.90 (talkcontribs)

I have the exercice to update the wiki in oure company. No big problem to deal with right?

Sure not but mediawiki thinks diffrent. If you update it it compleatly breaks. After 2 weeks it is running again like before but there are still a few thinks missing.

The whole help Page from Mediawiki helped me with nothing. I never had that much trubbel by installing or update an web software like this.

The source code is ok but not so good that it is very difficult to run into an error!

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

If you have specific issues (and are interested in a constructive and respectful dialog), feel free to ask for help on https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Support_desk. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:MediaWiki clearly says "This page is only for discussion of MediaWiki.org's main page."

Why it ask me whether to 'clear the cache of this page' all the time

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Jasper Deng (talkcontribs)
2001:1388:605:167F:C406:5A7E:A2F1:238C (talkcontribs)

silivitapares

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122.174.203.16 (talkcontribs)

Athu pinne ororo keezh vazhakkangalakumbol..?

I have a question regarding wikipedia itself and languages

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Ganeshtheone (talkcontribs)

Dear all,

I just got an sudden thought, that 'Why do we need wikipedia in all languages, instead we have a single pool of all the articles, from all the languages, and just translate them to the requested language.

benefits:

  1. all the languages will have the all the articles.
  2. less maintance of articles.

needed:

  1. a better software to translate the articles -> not exist now, but can be built if open source contibuters wish to have.
  2. better community -> which already exist.

It's a thought, may be someone have come across such idea's earlier, or it have some practical complications. Let the community to think on it.

I really feel sorry for my poor english. I tried on my best to write it right. Thank you all!

FeralOink (talkcontribs)

Developing high quality, universal language (machine) translation is beyond the scope of Wikipedia. (At this point in time, it seems to be beyond the scope of anyone, anywhere!) In fact, sufficiently accurate, nuanced language translation between any two languages is not yet at the level of accuracy needed for users of encyclopedic content.

Also, the difference between the various language versions of Wikipedia is greater than the language difference. I don't know how to articulate what this difference is, but I have observed it. The current approach seems to be rather effective.

Summary

Readers can choose to use machine language translation as needed. For now, this seems the more prudent arrangement i.e. to have machine language translation as an option, a helpful alternative, rather than the default.

174.22.202.58 (talkcontribs)

Why write "I have a question?" Why not write "My question is this?"

FeralOink (talkcontribs)

Because this is Wikipedia, not Stack Overflow, nor Quora?

Because we need more machine translation?

Tiny joke.

I concur with Qgil, that any further discussion of this topic should be continued on MetaWikimedia.org.

FeralOink (talkcontribs)

Eek, that is thumbnail sized! I'm sorry.

Ricordisamoa (talkcontribs)
Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

This topic (discussed several times over the years) belongs to http://meta.wikimedia.org and not mediawiki.org. Please continue the discussion there, if you wish.

This post was posted by Qgil-WMF, but signed as Qgil.

RobinHood70 (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure how to tag posts as Spam when they're using the message boards rather than traditional talk pages, but this person's contributions will need to be taken care of: Special:Contributions/Zeeshan.laskar

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

Tag the description page instead.
Anyway, Yes Done; user blocked.

Re-sizing images when uploaded to a maximum width/height?

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Jamiehutber (talkcontribs)

Is it possible to limit images uploaded to a certain pixel size,

maxWidth

MaxHeight

I'd like any size to be uploaded and then scaled down to the maximum dimensioned set.

Does anything like this exist?

AKlapper (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Wrong link to 1.23.13 patch

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Xevo (talkcontribs)

CirrusSearch Extention Issues

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Michal sirek (talkcontribs)

Hey guys,

I'm trying to setup Cirrus Search with Elastica. I followed the steps on Extension:CirrusSearch. When I load Special:Version I see that Elastica (Version 1.3.0.0) is installed but as soon as I put require_once "$IP/extensions/CirrusSearch/CirrusSearch.php"; in my LocalSetting.php file and try to load Special:Version I now get "Fatal error: Class 'ConfigFactory' not found in /var/www/Wiki/extensions/CirrusSearch/includes/Hooks.php on line 946".

I did not modify this file manually "Hooks.php", I simply downloaded the file and extracted to EXTENSIONS as requested in the documentation.

Can anyone help please?

Idriss baladi (talkcontribs)

hi