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Thanks! Nemo 12:13, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


Hello, do you plan to import old translations for all languages as part of the GCI task? The requirements say at least one page completed to consider the task done, but this one is way bigger than average. --Nemo 12:13, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

I already commented on the task's page. If you are ok with this, I would be glad if the task would be marked as completed because the <translate> tags already were a lot of work. -- Bene* (talk) 12:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I have no way to list the claimed tasks, can you give me the URL please? I think yours is a fair request, but we can't just override all the old translations. If Guillom agrees, I propose that you continue importing all the other translations and that we mark one task done by you every 150? units imported. As you say, the hard/"intellectual" part is the tagging, so import-only tasks should be a bit more than the 120 units we thought (to be fair with other participants), dunno how much exactly. --Nemo 12:24, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Url: . But also to find the related sections is quite hard as it seems that the whole layout has changed. -- Bene* (talk) 12:33, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. You definitely must not add new translations, just recover all that's possible. If a paragraph is not the exact equivalent of the English source but conveys more or less the same information, just copy it and leave as is.
If 150 units is too much we'll just count 120 for each task and forget the one page requirement, this is obviously too big to force that part anyway. --Nemo 12:43, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I'm fine with this solution. So is the first task already completed or how many sections are still missing? -- Bene* (talk) 14:08, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
For the first I agree this is enough, link this diff on melange. No need to wait for official assignation of further tasks before continuing with the import though, there will always be more to claim. --Nemo 14:15, 27 December 2013 (UTC) P.s.: Consider that with a similarly complex page, commons:Commons:Licensing, I imported 800 units in about 6 hours work; you just need to "take courage" as we say in Italian and you'll get rid of the job in a moment. ;)

When MessageGroupStats doesn't suffice, it's probably easier to just link the filtered contributions for a quick count. :) --Nemo 11:14, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

MediaWiki talk:Gadgets-definition#Technical search gadget disabled by default[edit]

Hi! When you have some spare time, can you help with this? --Nemo 20:43, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, of course. Do you have any idea how the messages of the script could be changed so that they explain better what they are for? -- Bene* (talk) 11:30, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
The placeholder could be something like "Google for/in Wiki[media] tech", or it could become a hover text if it gets too long for a placeholder. Any shortening of "Wikimedia technical" is fine for now, the key concept is that you're being sent to Google. --Nemo 11:36, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
For now I changed the messages so that it is at least clear that the user will be sent to Google using this search box. Concerning the autocomplete I am not sure how we can fix the privacy issue. One option would be to disable the autocomplete feature for now because it cannot work without querying Google. Another option would be a little tooltip where the user has to accept that data is sent to Google before anything is loaded. -- Bene* (talk) 11:51, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
I've never used the Google autocompletion, on monobook I see the normal autocompletion. I think you can just remove it, IMHO one can use search suggestions directly on if one wishes so and we shouldn't let this block everything. --Nemo 12:03, 4 January 2014 (UTC)