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Dear Ciencia Al Poder, Welcome to MediaWiki.org!

Yes, Welcome! This site is dedicated to the documentation of the MediaWiki software, the software behind many wikis, including that of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects.
Please, take a look at the following pages. They might prove useful to you as a newcomer here:

If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and find this site a beneficial documentation of the MediaWiki software.

Thanks, and regards, Diego Grez ¡hablemos! 17:45, 23 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Phabricator Tasks


Thanks for fixing up my bum edit. I even created an account on Phabricator and searched for the number. I've just double checked and an advanced search on "T8129" for document type task returns nothing useful and certainly not https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T8129 *sigh*.

LinkSuggest on IE9


Internet Explorer really loves you... --Jack Phoenix (Contact) 22:03, 12 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

jeez --Ciencia Al Poder 20:01, 13 March 2011 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for improving the Git instructions page! Sumana Harihareswara, Engineering Community Manager (talk) 21:22, 12 September 2012 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for your help with the error :) Spiros71 (talk) 18:10, 28 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
Ok, much appreciated ;) --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:57, 28 January 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hi! Need your help for migration of Communication/es into new translation system. I've imported old translations into new version of Communication/es and appeal to you to check and finish it. Thanks in advance! --Kaganer (talk) 22:39, 30 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks! --Kaganer (talk) 20:47, 31 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
My pleasure :) --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 22:00, 31 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
Also thanks for translation of How to contribute ;) --Kaganer (talk) 08:45, 1 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

mobile fronted extension


i have mediawikiwmf9 installed. The problem is in configure mobile url template . suppose i filled m.%h0%h1. it takes to url but with error that page does not exists.or sometimes when i visit the homepage it is of mobile version. the main page is at http://punjabworks.org/w/index.php/Main_Page could you help me the mobileurl template. if you want my ftp passsword. i will give it but just solve for god sake. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

The URL you posted isn't accessible at this moment (404 error). Also, I'm not familiar with mobile frontend. You may want to ask in the Project:Support desk --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:13, 14 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Security issue for Widgets


Hi, about two months ago, you added a "security risk" warning to the top of the Widgets extension page. Could you clarify if this was meant to indicate that cross-site scripting attacks could be added to calls to #widget, or to pages in the "Widget:" namespace, or both? Yaron Koren (talk) 14:57, 21 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hello Yaron! I added the notice because of bugzilla:39883, which is a very serious issue. Just for the record, I linked that bug on the edit summary when I added the warning. Cheers. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:08, 21 February 2013 (UTC)Reply
Ah - I didn't know about that Bugzilla bug; thanks for the information. Yaron Koren (talk) 20:39, 21 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

help for for making visable address


hi could I have some hlp to find the right ip address my mediawiki software I used bitnami to install it onto my computer but I dojnt know how to make the url visble to everyone so everyone can edit 21:23, 8 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

The solution is being followed here: Thread:Project:Support desk/help with making my domain visable when clicked. Please don't split the conversation on each particular talk page. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:48, 9 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Technical Barnstar
Thanks for the LQT solution for 1.21! Dmitry.Kolosov (talk) 21:14, 6 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

TextInputField without button (Project:Support desk; 19:26, 16 January 2014)


Thanks for your help, it works fine. But do you have an idea how I can put 2 or 3 TextInputFields in a single line. It seems that the class forces a new line after every TextInputField. Do you have a workaround to avoid the newline? I have made some examples in [es:Wikilibros]. --Thirunavukkarasye-Raveendran (talk) 21:16, 23 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hello, User:Thirunavukkarasye-Raveendran. You may ask adding this CSS:
.nobuttons div, .nobuttons p {display:inline;}
.nobuttons div form {display:inline;}
.nobuttons input.searchboxSearchButton {display:none;}
.nobuttons br {display:none;}
Then, You'll need to put both inputbox inside the same div class="nobuttons", or use style="display-inline" on that div, since a div by itself forces a new line. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 21:51, 23 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your thank you :-) about Manual:Restoring a wiki from backup


This where my first edits on this wiki about the MediaWiki software so it's nice to have some confirmation I didn't completely mess up the page :-) I'm still not yet finished. I get an SQL error saying I'm missing the privilege to "DROP" tables when importing the database backup with the current instructions. I'll improve the instructions some more.

BTW my ancestors are Catalan :-) They are from Perpignan, the small part of Catalonia that's in France.

Moltes gràcies i més


Moltes gràcies per contents. M'has resolt un bon problema per tal de facilitar la traducció a altres usuaris en un wiki (de consells per a pacients oftalmològics i, més endavant, vídeos que estem fent amb el meu fill sobre oftalmologia).

M'agradaria, però, col·laborar amb un exemple complex en les explicacions de Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration#Segmentation en l'apartat de variables, utilitzant plantilles i redireccionant a la traducció en l'idioma escollit. No sé com fer-ho ja que no tinc accés a modificar aquella pàgina.

Més endavant ja formularé alguns problemes més que tinc.

--Jmarchn (talk) 06:51, 5 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hola. No veig que la pàgina estigui protegida, així que crec que podries editarla afegint el teu exemple. Si no estàs segur, pots afegir-ho en la discussió de la pàgina i potser altres usuaris validaràn primer si és apropiat afegir-ho. Salut :) --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:52, 5 September 2014 (UTC)Reply



I've seen that you deleted MW src template in that page. Sorry, you'll have to do it so many times, 'cause I put it in several pages. Good work. PS: I created this template and it links to other site, but it's "OK!" Go ahead! - Fabsouza1 (talk) 13:00, 26 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

No problem, I've only removed it on one page because I found it incidentally, I wasn't hunting for that template. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:57, 26 November 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hi, I would appreciate your help again for an old story: Special:NewMessages - TextInputField without button (sorry, I even dont know how to write the correct link here - I did just edit there in MediaWiki, that way you can find the right page - I hope) --Thirunavukkarasye-Raveendran (talk) 20:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at mediawiki.org


Hello. I'm sending this to you, because you've been one of the top 50 users of LQT on mediawiki.org over the last 360 days,[1] and I wanted to make sure that you'd seen the announcement at Starting conversion of LiquidThreads to Flow at mediawiki.org. There are links in the topic-summary at the top, for other discussions (wikitech-l and Project:Current_issues), and a link to the planned process and timeline (scheduled to begin April 6, with smaller conversions at first). Please do test Flow out at Talk:Sandbox if you haven't tried it recently, and give any feedback/suggestions/requests at that main discussion location. Much thanks, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 23:42, 27 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Yes, I'm aware, thanks for the notice! --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:50, 29 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Marked issue as resolved, but I'm not sure that's right


Hi Jesús,

I see that you marked Thread:Project:Current_issues/error_in_update_with_by_web_browser_in_MediaWiki_Language_Extension_Bundle as resolved, but following the steps you outlined doesn't work for me. Did you get confirmation from the user who asked the question that your solution worked?

Kind regards, --Slashme (talk) 22:07, 30 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello, @Slashme, I marked it as resolved because other user said it worked for him: [2] --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:27, 31 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

How to ask for help?


Hello, excuse me for this but I can't post a question at Project:Support desk. I can't reply to a thread (this one) and I can't post a new thread also.

This new style of conversation is puzzling me. Do you have any idea how to fix it or can you post a new issue at Project:Support desk about this? Thanks. Pogo121 (talk) 22:30, 6 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi, Pogo121. This may happen if your message contain external links or something that may trigger a spam filter or a captcha, since LQT doesn't support such features :(. If you want to include an external link, put it inside <nowiki></nowiki> tags so it doesn't render as a link and it won't trigger the captcha. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:29, 8 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Sorry was "AFK" for a while. I wanted to put the link to GnuWin32 diff package. Now it works, thanks! Pogo121 (talk) 22:56, 14 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Barnstar of Diligence
For your continuous and diligent work at the Support desk. —TheDJ (Not WMF) (talkcontribs) 11:16, 12 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, my pleasure :) --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:02, 12 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
I want to thank you too! You're doing a superb job there! Stefahn (talk) 19:36, 15 January 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hello Ciencia, I tried to install Extension:LinkSuggest on my local testing MW and found a possible error within the javascript Jack Phoenix took in recently. I'm not into javascript that good, could you take a look in there, please?

  • Activating the extension supresses up/down keys
  • No suggestions pop up (refer to Extension_talk:LinkSuggest#MW_1.25.1_fixes which fixed another problem on sql query, too)
  • Deactivating the extension lets the cursor move again
  • removing below listed addons results in the same behavior


WikiEditor addons (perhaps there are conflicts?):

Thanks in advance, Dominik Maus (talk) 02:55, 19 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

Will take a look when I have time, thanks for reporting. In what browsers did you test it? --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 13:52, 19 August 2015 (UTC)Reply
Now that is interesting. I wasn't sure I've tested it on Chrome, I just found out it works on Chrome 44.0.2403.155. Though Firefox 40.0.2 isn't happy with my arrow keystrokes. Dominik Maus (talk) 12:13, 20 August 2015 (UTC)Reply
Dominik Maus, I think I've fixed it on gerrit changeset 238018, --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 20:03, 13 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Heya Ciencia, the changes seem to work for me so far, box is coming up and suggests funny things. Thanks alot for your efforts :) There seems to be another problem: The box only pops up after I entered two curly braces. Adding more characters (3+) doesn't update nor show the box anymore. Trying the same using brackets fails completely - no reaction there. I've tested that on Firefox and Chrome as usual. Dominik Maus (talk) 11:52, 14 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
That's strange. In fact, when you said it was working on Chrome, I have my objections to that, since I'm pretty sure it couldn't work on any browser since MediaWiki 1.25. Now I've tried with the gadgets you mentioned, since I didn't test with them yet, and I though they would break the script in some way, specially the syntax highlighter, but apparently they don't. It continues to work for me. The only things I found were:
  • I need to also apply gerrit change 225715 on my wiki
  • I've added more pages after testing, and found that requests are cached on the browser, so autocompletions that I've already typed don't update to show the newly added pages.
If it continues failing, try disabling those gadgets and see if it works now, in case there's a specific load order that triggers this incompatibility that I can't reproduce. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:50, 14 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Cheers. Believe it or not, I messed up my system earlier and forgot to include the gerrit change 225715. Your hint saved my day, the script works perfectly now on both, FireFox and Chrome. Thanks alot! Dominik Maus (talk) 12:03, 15 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Found one more thing: On entering 'Category:..name..' and choosing an entry in the result list, a simple link is created (not adding the namespace). Edit: That's not only on Category prefixes. Whenever I write a longer passage (ex. 'Primal Instant Heal ') the suggestions are cut off. Dominik Maus (talk) 17:08, 15 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Oops, fixed on the latest commit. I don't know why those quotes ended up there... --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 20:09, 17 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Looks good now. No more cutoffs. Thanks for your efforts on that *happy*! Dominik Maus (talk) 14:56, 19 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Original Barnstar
For the good work on Extension:LinkSuggest!
Dominik Maus (talk) 12:09, 15 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki:Gadget-site.css (all skins) on Manual:Interface/Stylesheets


Hi Ciencia Al Poder What's wrong here? When I am clicking to MediaWiki:Common.css the page tells me (partially in German) that it jas been moved to MediaWiki:Gadget-site.css:


Diese Seite wurde gelöscht. Zur Information folgt das Lösch- und Verschiebungs-Logbuch dieser Seite.

   09:31, 7. Sep. 2014 Edokter (Diskussion | Beiträge) löschte Seite MediaWiki:Common.css (Moved to MediaWiki:Gadget-site.css)
   22:03, 30. Dez. 2012 Krinkle (Diskussion | Beiträge) verschob die Seite MediaWiki:Common.css nach MediaWiki:Gadget-site.css, ohne dabei eine Weiterleitung anzulegen (Gadgetize) (zurück verschieben)

/* CSS placed here will be applied to all skins */ Etron770 (talk) 11:31, 22 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

There's nothing wrong, admins on that wiki moved the page, but any CSS placed there will still be loaded for all users on all skins, as the placeholder text says. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:51, 22 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

In Mediawiki:Common.js, make a Piwik tracker code not executed for bot, sysop, bureaucrate



You might not remember me. But i remember you from Wikia. You were really good with JS code, if i remember correctly, and i learned a lot of usefull thing from you back then. I have quit Wikia some years ago, but i have set up a wiki of my own. I have hard time finding time to work on it though, so it's content is really scarce.

Anyways, today a have a small problem because i'm not good enough with Javascript. Some days ago, i inserted in Mediawiki:Common.js a tracking code that comes from the Piwik software. It's working great. Visits are registered. But, now i want to exclude users by group. The script should not run for bot, sysop and bureaucrates.

The thing is, looking at the code, i am unable to determine if it's possible to put an If block around it. Also, i'm not sure of the proper way to script the conditionnal part with wgUserGroups been an array. Would i need to scan the array with a For Each containing the If or run a check just before the If and store the result in a new boolean variable ?

I hope i'm not bothering... Any suggestion is welcomed. You can reply here or on my own talk page. Many thanks. TulipVorlax (talk) 01:26, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hey TulipVorlax, yes, I remember you! Glad to hear from you again :)
I've modified the code for this: [3]. I've put everything inside the closure (the function that executes itself), so the return statement will exit it. Walking through arrays needs to be done with a normal for, not a "for each", because in JS that walks through properties of objects (and it would iterate over the "length" property as well, which we don't want). In addition, I've explicitly set _paq to the window object so it stays global, since there are plans in future versions to make scripts in Common.js to be executed in a local scope, and the "var" statement would not be visible for the piwik script.
I've also moved trackPageView down, since at least in google analytics, it needs to be the last statement, so it uses all the variables added before (they are read sequentially). Well, double check if this change is not wrong!.
Best of luck for your wiki. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:49, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
I have copied the snippet, but you made a tiny error, hardly more than a typo. Can you find it ? Ok, i'm telling...
You had sysop two times, so i replaced one with bot.
Anyway, as far as i can see, it work great. My visits are recorded in Piwik if i'm anon, and not anymore if i'm logged in. Reading the code, i understand how it work. Making it as a conditionnal exit of the function is really better than what i was thinking. I used a similar thing when i was younger and discovering programming with LogoWriter. It's been a long time...
By the way, i entered you nickname in google translate. I think their translation is not as good as it could be. But if i understand it correctly, it would mean « Power of Science ». Or is it « Power by Science » or something else ? 18:54, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Erf, i though i was logged in... TulipVorlax (talk) 18:58, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply
Ah, yes, when I was testing I changed one of them to "*" to see that it worked and that I haven't broken anything obvious ;) but then I changed it back wrong. Yes, my nick can be translated as "Power of Science". That's a long story, though. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:40, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply

Template:Git_file and diffusion


Hi, you switched {{Git file }} back:

(Revert edit "First step of migration to Phabricator Diffusion, per phabricator:T101358", since this task is blocked by other unresolved tasks. Not all repos are in diffusion (currently failing at Manual:MWDumper)

phab:T101358 isn't blocked by anything relevant. I created its blocker phab:T110607 "redirect gerrit repo paths to diffusion callsigns" because developers unhappy with Module:Callsigns proposed that approach, but they haven't produced code yet. It just moves the problem to "Not all repos have correct redirects and/or not all repos are in diffusion".

MWDumper is in diffusion. Usually the issue is just a path issue in Module:Callsigns; in this case it had

["mwdumper"] = "MWDU";

when it should have been "mediawiki/tools/mwdumper". Easy fix so {{Git file }} is back to using Diffusion. Probably any repo path in Module:Callsigns with a dash or with no slashes is a warning sign.

git.wikimedia.org is slow and unreliable and going away. I think we should leave {{Git file }} using Diffusion in order to find and fix problems. (A test for gerrit repos not in Phabricator would be to get the full list of projects in gerrit, check if a mapping to call sign exists, browse to URL for the callsign in differential, check for 404 errors; but I don't know how to get started.)

Cheers, thanks for all your help with and on MediaWiki{.org}!
-- SPage (WMF) (talk) 01:55, 20 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Ok, let's assume all usages of the template will point to repos that are already hosted on phabricator. Since you've implemented {{Git file }} is now using callsings, you should probably resolve the task, but the blocker task is still open, which means it shouldn't be a dependency. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:00, 20 October 2015 (UTC)Reply



how to create a wiki?

I installed Xampp

Please New Wiki (talk) 20:39, 27 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

RTFM: Manual:Installing MediaWiki on XAMPP --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:27, 28 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Manual:FAQ: mainpage CSS class


Because this https://jbo.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.css&oldid=107311 didn't work. There does no longer seem to be any "mainpage" class in the CSS anymore.  « Saper // talk »  22:24, 28 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

This is why mediawiki.org is special: https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Gadget-site.js&action=edit  « Saper // talk »  23:13, 28 December 2015 (UTC)Reply
No problem! I just did some archeology and figured out that since r17119 when we got page-Main_Page there was no such feature. I think that the 1.22 warning introduced in October 2013 was incorrect - the MediaWiki:Common.css should have worked anyway. Good that somebody asked on IRC :)  « Saper // talk »  10:35, 29 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Getting Internal error: MWException from line 1868 of LocalFile.php: Could not acquire lock


Mediawiki version 1.26.2, PHP 5.6.6 and MySQL 5.5.32. I uploaded a working wiki to the hosting service of iPage and imported the database. Mediawiki version 1.26.2, PHP 5.6.6 and MySQL 5.5.32. Everything seems to work except on one page where I get this error. I tried changing the permissions of image directory recursively and it didn't do anything. I tried your solution of modifying LocalSettings.php here, then the page in question does get displayed properly, but all images disappear and the path to the uploaded files directory becomes wrong and can't access any uploaded files. The backtrace looks like this (I shortened the URL paths):

  1. 0 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(594): LocalFile->lock()
  2. 1 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(578): LocalFile->upgradeRow()
  3. 2 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(536): LocalFile->maybeUpgradeRow()
  4. 3 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(402): LocalFile->loadFromRow(stdClass)
  5. 4 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/file/LocalFile.php(546): LocalFile->loadFromDB(integer)
  6. 5 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/FileRepo.php(430): LocalFile->load(integer)
  7. 6 mediawiki/includes/filerepo/RepoGroup.php(153): FileRepo->findFile(Title, array)
  8. 7 mediawiki/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(3662): RepoGroup->findFile(string, array)
  9. 8 mediawiki/includes/parser/CoreParserFunctions.php(923): wfFindFile(string)
  10. 9 [internal function]: CoreParserFunctions::filepath(Parser, string)
  11. 10 mediawiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(3789): call_user_func_array(array, array)
  12. 11 mediawiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(3523): Parser->callParserFunction(PPFrame_DOM, string, array)
  13. 12 mediawiki/includes/parser/Preprocessor_DOM.php(1177): Parser->braceSubstitution(array, PPFrame_DOM)
  14. 13 mediawiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(3342): PPFrame_DOM->expand(PPNode_DOM, integer)
  15. 14 mediawiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(1239): Parser->replaceVariables(string)
  16. 15 mediawiki/includes/parser/Parser.php(439): Parser->internalParse(string)
  17. 16 mediawiki/includes/content/WikitextContent.php(331): Parser->parse(string, Title, ParserOptions, boolean, boolean, integer)
  18. 17 mediawiki/includes/content/AbstractContent.php(497): WikitextContent->fillParserOutput(Title, integer, ParserOptions, boolean, ParserOutput)
  19. 18 mediawiki/includes/poolcounter/PoolWorkArticleView.php(140): AbstractContent->getParserOutput(Title, integer, ParserOptions)
  20. 19 mediawiki/includes/poolcounter/PoolCounterWork.php(123): PoolWorkArticleView->doWork()
  21. 20 mediawiki/includes/page/Article.php(676): PoolCounterWork->execute()
  22. 21 mediawiki/includes/actions/ViewAction.php(44): Article->view()
  23. 22 mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(490): ViewAction->show()
  24. 23 mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(287): MediaWiki->performAction(Article, Title)
  25. 24 mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(714): MediaWiki->performRequest()
  26. 25 mediawiki/includes/MediaWiki.php(508): MediaWiki->main()
  27. 26 mediawiki/index.php(41): MediaWiki->run()
  28. 27 {main}

Please help. Thank you.

The place to ask for support is Project:Support desk. About your error, that solution is usually not effective because the problem is that MediaWiki can't write to that directory. And that's all. Problem is permission, open_basedir restrictions, SELinux, whatever, but not MediaWiki and not the lock manager. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 20:25, 4 February 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the quick response. It was fixed automatically. iPage servers just took a long time to update the settings. That's all. Thank you.

"width and height" en Manual:$wgFooterIcons



Soy bastante novato por aquí pero me he puesto a traducir la documentación al español, de momento no he investigado cómo funciona la extensión Translate ni mucho menos me he unido a translatewiki.net, pero si pudieras hacer que esta cadena fuese "traducible", te lo agradecería. Ignoro si basta con ponerla entre las etiquetas translate y renumerar los índices, y ante la duda prefiero no meter la gamba ;)

Un saludo y gracias. --Tactica amiga (talk) 18:16, 4 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hola Tactica amiga. En primer lugar quiero agradecer tu esfuerzo pues he podido revisar varias de tus traducciones realizadas en páginas de mi lista de seguimiento y son francamente traducciones de gran calidad. ¡Buen trabajo!.
Sobre tu consulta, puedes agregar las etiquetas translate sobre cualquier texto para que se convierta en una unidad de traducción. Sin embargo, generalmente no debes tocar los índices numéricos que aparecen justo delante de cada unidad de traducción, y tampoco agregarlos manualmente, pues estos se generan automáticamente cuando un administrador de traducción aprueba los cambios en la página. Normalmente te bastará con marcar los textos con la etiqueta translate, y esperar a que un administrador de traducción revise la página y la apruebe, generando esos índices y quedando disponibles para traducir. En el caso concreto que comentas, acabo de hacer un cambio que quizá sea más claro, y es separarlos en líneas diferentes, pues son dos parámetros independientes, pero si quisieras prepararlo para traducción como estaba lo ideal sería poner una etiqueta translate únicamente en la palabra and (pues width y height no se deben traducir), o bien poner width y height en la etiqueta tvar por si algún idioma requiere otro tipo de formato de conjunción. La página Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example/es explica un poco este proceso. Saludos, --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:50, 4 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
Vale. Lo de tvar ya veo por dónde van los tiros, pero vamos, de momento con traducir lo que hay y como mucho añadir alguna que otra etiqueta translate ya tengo curro para aburrir... Gracias por contestar y por el piropo :) --Tactica amiga (talk) 20:23, 4 May 2016 (UTC)Reply



About time. ;-) I saw some reverts of yours and wondered why you weren't admin, opened UserRights to fix it and saw Legoktm had already taken care of it. Thank you! --Nemo 10:53, 26 July 2016 (UTC)Reply



Te pido que me desbanees del canal #mediawiki (soy dorami-doraemon) Ya que me baneaste SIN QUE HICIERA nada malo allá, simplemente que te caigo mal sin razon. Eso no es motivo para baneo y pido el desbaneo.-- 15:50, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Tengo una consulta sobre el mediawiki, asi que te pido por favor. -- 15:50, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Me caes mal por pesado, te tengo en ignore en gran cantidad de nicks y sockpuppets tuyos, y estás baneado de otros muchos canales no por mi, sino por otros operadores, sin que yo les dijera nada, así que NO soy el único al que caes mal, y se te banea con razón. Te he desbaneado pero si vuelves a ser pesado o usar nicks ofensivos (como hiciste en el canal y ese fue el motivo de tu baneo) volveré a banearte y esta vez de por vida. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:32, 12 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

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On translation of "Extension:Scribunto/Lua reference manual"



I have been interested in translating "Extension:Scribunto/Lua reference manual" to Japanese. But we cannot see all source text while translating. Perhaps the problem occurs because the text does not have enough "translation comments." ( It has only 8 translation comments, while it has 11 sections and 42 sub-sections.) You wrote "Please do not add manually those translation comments, that's not how it works. They're added automatically when the page is marked for translation)" while editing Extension:Scribunto/Lua reference manual. Perhaps you know how to add enough "translation comments." So please let me know how we can add enough "translation comments" to the source text.

Thank you!!ツバル (talk) 00:22, 14 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

They shouldn't be added manually to the source wikitext. Instead, you need to just use translate tags where appropriate, and then a translation admin would mark the page for translation (this is an action to do on the software). This automatically adds those translation comments, that will populate the list of available translation units on other languages. However, a translation admin already has raised an objection about making the whole page translatable as is, in Extension talk:Scribunto/Lua reference_manual#Translation of the reference manual, and proposed splitting it into several subpages, which would allow translations to be more effective and easier to review. So the only way to make this go forward is to make the split. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 13:10, 15 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thank you!! ツバル (talk) 06:27, 17 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
To solve the probrem, I put a proposal to Extension talk:Scribunto/Lua reference manual. Please join to the discussion. Thank you! ツバル (talk) 06:31, 17 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Extension:Ldap Authentication update 2227349


Why would you remove the warning that LdapAuthentication extension's AutoAuth does not work in mw >= 1.27?

If you do not understand the code, keep your puny mitts off the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Admin help needed


Hi. Could you delete this thread on my talk page, as it's full of personal atacks and insults ([in Romanian] - content and summary; only the title is acceptable), please?

BTW, I looked for a way to switch my talk page from flow to wikitext, but I didn't found one and just moving the page to leave place for a new page didn't helped. Could you point me to the right steps needed to do in order to achive the desired result? --XXN (talk) 19:42, 19 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Give us your feedback about some new features for the Flow:Extension


Hi Ciencia Al Poder,

Since you discussed about the Flow:Extension, I imagine you are using the Flow extension on your wiki.

To us, Flow discussion boards are very powerful. However, they can only be used on the discussion page of a specific page. This doesn't encourage collaboration because users usually visit the pages they watch and some discussions remains unanswered for days...

We believe a special page that gather all the discussions of the wiki will improve collaboration between users.

In the meantime, discussions boards are displayed in a separate tab. This can be confusing to newcomers. If the discussion boards were transcluded under the wiki page itself, it'd look like what users are used to see on other sites (like comments on a blog).

As Mediawiki developers, our team have apply for this Grant to develop such features.

If you think this project should be selected for a Project Grant, please add your name and rationale for endorsing at the bottom of this page : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/ClemFlip/Wikifab/Various_types_of_transclusions_of_Flow_discussion_boards

Of course, other constructive feedback is welcome.

Thanks a lot for your help.

ClemFlip 09:51, 17 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Original Barnstar
Thank you for all your help Study5 (talk) 16:55, 21 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

And one more

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your peerless patience and perseverance --Abhidevananda (talk) 16:06, 7 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Indefinite block on an IP


Hi, I'm leaving this message to inform you that I've shortened the block on to a month, because it is an IP, not an actual user account. (And an IPv4 address, rather than an IPv6) Considering the duration of the ban and the fact that no-one using that IP will be able to do anything, I think that the ban is way to extensive. If you disagree, feel free to re-block with a duration of your choice. I won't change the block back if you decide to change the block duration. Mainframe98 talk 12:09, 15 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

MediaWiki Assistance


Ciencia Al Poder, based on the amount of activity and comments you've made in assisting other users with MediaWiki issues, I'd like to connect with you on an immediate problem or two, but would love to build a dialogue to continue to build my knowledge of the environment. What would be the easiest way to engage in two-way conversation? GauchoDude (talk) 10:07, 24 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Feel free to email me --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:14, 24 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Allow only administrators


Thanks for this. - dcljr (talk) 19:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)Reply


Hi, may I request the following sidebar localisation updates? Create:

Many thanks --Hamilton Abreu (talk) 18:21, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done! --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 20:17, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Espacios de nombre con subpáginas que no funcionan


Hola Jesús. Te escribo en relación a este ticket. Si mal no interpreto la configuración, existen una serie de espacios de nombre que siempre (+default) tienen subpáginas habilitadas. Sin embargo dicha configuración por defecto no funciona en los wikivoyage. ¿Sabrías más o menos que podría estar pasando? ¿Tiene algo que ver con que los números de los espacios de nombre estén precedidos por /* {} */? Muchas gracias. Un saludo, --MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:59, 21 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Help With Some Stuff


Hi. You probably don't remember me, but I'm the person who asked if it was possible to upload custom font files on the server of a wiki powered by MediaWiki.

But right now, I feel like I could use your help in actually running MediaWiki; this includes actually running my wiki powered by MediaWiki on my computer, and some other stuff. I've been away from my computer for a couple days, so my knowledge on coding/customizing my source code for MediaWiki might be a little rusty.

However, because I'd rather avoid spamming your userpage with this kind of content, do you have an active e-mail so we can discuss this? For your convenience, mine is thepsychid@gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you soon! --The-Psychid (talk) 22:28, 15 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hello, The-Psychid. I provide help in the support desk in my free time, but I don't have actually much time, so you better ask specific questions there, or contact someone from Professional development and consulting which would give you personalized support. Thanks. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:32, 16 April 2018 (UTC)Reply



Hello. You blocked this account a while back and it was globally locked by stewards. They got in touch with stewards via OTRS ticket:2018050710005681. They said they didn't realise there was a prohibition on advertising, and have apologised for their edits. They said they were new and would like to contribute properly, so I have unlocked the account. They would like to appeal the local block but are unable to do so because talkpage access has been restricted. Would it be possible to give talkpage access so they can appeal their block. I have warned them that any more advertising or promotional edits will result in global locking again. Cheers. —Green Giant (talk) 10:39, 22 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

No problem, I've unblocked that account. This wiki has routinely a large number of spammers (either bots or users that only create accounts for spam), hence I usually don't give them the option to continue spamming their talk pages. Since the user has stated he understand the policies, it's OK to unblock him. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 14:22, 22 May 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. Much obliged. Green Giant (talk) 13:42, 23 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Some baklava for you!

For marking the Template:Success for translation. Thanks you :) Alangi Derick (talk) 13:02, 15 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

monaco skin


Help for short page names

Help for short page names
Hello Jesus,

I'm desperate to set up short page names. I have a local wiki. It works with nginx. I have tried a lot. Can you please send me the sites-available and LocalSettings.php from your page "wikidex.net". I think that would help me a lot. That would be very nice. Thank you very much and many greetings. Toto Toto987 (talk) 17:38, 28 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

See Manual:Short URL/Nginx, this is a modified version of what I have, where the index.php file is in /w rather than in the root directory. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 17:55, 28 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Question about Grabbers



We (the admin team at a wiki we are attempting to move from Wikia) are currently trying to run the grabFiles.php script from Manual:Grabbers in order to move our files from Wikia. However, we are encountering errors running it, and since you seem to be active with the upkeep of the Manual page for Grabbers, we were wondering if we could ask you a question about running it.

We have cloned the grabbers through git, and used the command:

php grabFiles.php --url https://bakugan.wikia.com/api.php --wikia

to try and run the scripts. We've also used the command:

php grabFiles.php --url https://bakugan.wikia.com/api.php --wikia --username seewhati --password REDACTED --db bitnami_mediawiki --dbuser bn_mediawiki --dbpassword REDACTED

But both methods received the same error.

The error we received is:

[e93fd9dbeb25508a26039ba6] [no req]   Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBConnectionError from line 1004 of /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/includes/libs/rdbms/database/Database.php: Cannot access the database: No such file or directory (localhost:3306)
#0 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/includes/libs/rdbms/loadbalancer/LoadBalancer.php(1134): Wikimedia\Rdbms\Database->reportConnectionError(string)
#1 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/includes/libs/rdbms/loadbalancer/LoadBalancer.php(749): Wikimedia\Rdbms\LoadBalancer->reportConnectionError()
#2 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/includes/GlobalFunctions.php(2801): Wikimedia\Rdbms\LoadBalancer->getConnection(integer, array, boolean)
#3 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/grabbers/includes/FileGrabber.php(84): wfGetDB(integer, array, string)
#4 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/grabbers/grabFiles.php(34): FileGrabber->execute()
#5 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/maintenance/doMaintenance.php(94): GrabFiles->execute()
#6 /opt/lampp/apps/wiki/htdocs/grabbers/grabFiles.php(147): require_once(string)
#7 {main}

We've also checked the MYSQL server, which is running fine, so we're not sure what the issue is at the moment.

Thanks for any help, Abce2 (talk) 05:39, 18 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi! You don't have to use the --db, --dbuser nor --dbpassword parameters. If you have a working LocalSettings.php, it should pick the correct settings from there. However, if you specify them, you should be aware that MySQL server has 2 ways to receive connections: Over a socket file, or a network port. The MySQL driver usually takes "localhost" as connecting through a socket, while "" means using the network interface. Check whether MySQL is using socket or network, and switch --db to if appropriate. If it's using the socket, you may need to modify the php.ini file to specify the correct location for the socket file. Cheers! --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 11:02, 18 November 2018 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! We tried this, and it worked, so after about 12 hours, give or take, all of our files are now imported. Thanks a lot for the help! Abce2 (talk) 20:17, 20 November 2018 (UTC)Reply



Can you please delete my flow talk page as I have moved to wiki text. Although I have moved the content, but history isn't possible to move, thus requesting to you since you have 2 edits there. Thanks! --1997kB (talk) 18:11, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Done. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:32, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Profiling setup


I'm using Linux Mint with PHP 7.2, and I found this procedure worked better (i.e. it didn't fail with errors); is there any reason not to use it? I know it's relying on longxinH's repository; hope that doesn't matter. I got the advice from StackExchange. Thanks, MW131tester (talk) 11:27, 30 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

I haven't used profiling. If it works for you, that should be fine. Someone with more experience with this should certificate that, however, not me. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 20:56, 30 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Une étoile pour vous !

L’étoile du travail d’équipe
Thanks for reactivity. Christian Wia (talk) 13:01, 5 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Regarding integration of Extension:VoteNY and 'Flow'


I wanted to know if there is any simple way in which a voting feature can be added to 'Extension:StructuredDiscussion' ...

One way can be to somehow integrate 'Extension:VoteNY' with 'Extension:StructuredDiscussion'. Is this possible ?

(I dont want the replies to move up and down like reddit..I just want to add a functionality so that user can vote replies given by other users)

please guide me.. --Falcopragati (talk) 08:15, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

No, there's no simple way to do that voting feature. It requires development of the extension. Feel free to request it in a BUGREPORT. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:16, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply
Ok Ciencia, I have reported a feature request on Phabricator. How much time do you think it will take before the task I created is acknowledged and assigned?

--Falcopragati (talk) 11:14, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

I personally doubt WMF is going to implement this, unless some volunteer would work on it. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 17:14, 21 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Original Barnstar
:) Falcopragati (talk) 16:36, 26 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

a moment to put your personal appreciation for my proposition


Hi, I have finally requested for translator admin rights at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Requests/User_rights/Wladek92 . I would be glad if you could find a moment to put your personal appreciation for my proposition. Thank you. Christian.

Many Thanks


Many thanks for all your help, I just ran an update and the wiki is alive again on 1.33.0, can I buy you a beer or send you a TShirt Unibond (talk) 18:47, 18 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

It's not necessary, but if you have the necessity to do so, you can buy me a Ko-Fi :) https://ko-fi.com/ciencia --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:00, 18 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Community Insights Survey


RMaung (WMF) 14:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Reminder: Community Insights Survey


RMaung (WMF) 19:14, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Reminder: Community Insights Survey


RMaung (WMF) 17:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

A quest


How i create a wiki here?--MariaEuSeiQueVoceTreme (talk) 16:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Help:CirrusSearch rereading


Hi Jesus, I completed translation of Cirrus on =>https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:CirrusSearch and have left two short topics on the talk page concerning sections not clear for me. Can you have a look at these two subjects on Cirrus ? I am afraid they will never be consulted. Thanks.



Christian FR (talk) 12:37, 3 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Une étoile pour vous !

L’étoile des idées brillantes
Hi Jesus, Just because your help is always valuable and allows me to go one step forward. Christian/Fr. Christian FR (talk) 17:30, 2 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

pb with translation of template TODO


Hi Jesus can you have a look to => https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:Vctlj7irqy5qepv5&topic_showPostId=vctlj7irr23smttd#flow-post-vctlj7irr23smttd thanks.

Wikidex Question


Hey, thanks for helping me fix some issues with my JoJo wiki the past few months. I saw that your Wikidex site has a unique image preview box that opens when you click an image. Does that come from this extension? My wiki has some issues with MediaViewer stretching images incorrectly so I think the one on your site looks a lot better and I was thinking to install it. It also seems like it may fix some issues I have with CloudFlare since CloudFlare can't tell when an image is replaced when I cache the images. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vishkujo (talkcontribs) 07:26 20 dic 2019‎

Hi! The image preview box is done using a custom gadget (but can be used directly in the wiki's css/js too). See [4] and [5] for the code. The extension is effectively to fix issues with cached images, because it changes the URL of the images adding a timestamp of the last uploaded version, generating a new URL everytime a new version of the image is uploaded. This extension, however, requires custom rewrite rules on the web server (nginx example provided) to translate the generated URLs to the actual files on the server, so be sure to understand and adapt them to your needs if you want to use it. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:32, 20 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! I got the gadget working and opening images looks so much better now. I'll have to figure out the extension later as well. My server uses nginx too so I appreciate you gave an example there. --Vishkujo (talk) 20:35, 20 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
The README.md contains an example of nginx configuration, assuming images are on /data/mwuploads/public/wikisite1 (on disk) and accessible from the web at /mwuploads/wikisite1 --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 12:23, 21 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
One more question, is there a way to have the Thickbox gadget not activate when clicking references/citations? I would like to have it open only when clicking images. --Vishkujo (talk) 17:39, 26 December 2019 (UTC)Reply
Yes. Remove lines 94-101 (from "} else if (_isTag(target,'a')) {") to "return false;" inclusive. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 21:01, 26 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you!

The Special Barnstar
Appreciate your help and the gadget/extensions you made. :D Vishkujo (talk) 20:38, 20 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Une étoile pour vous !

L’étoile du travail d’équipe
Collaboration really apreciated.. Christian FR (talk) 17:18, 23 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

how to hide translate tags from a transclusion ?


Hello Jesus jsu a sample question I have a main text translatable in my rubbish https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Wladek92/save/ and I make a transclusion at section 1 of translatable text https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Wladek92/save/doc . The question is how can I hide tags < translate > still appearing on page https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Wladek92/save/#Transclusion


Christian FR (talk) 13:49, 13 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Wladek92: you should use the {{TNT }} template for transluding. When a page is marked for translation, it generates a "/en" subpage without all the translate markup, just like any other language. The TNT template takes care to transclude the "/en" subpage or the one corresponding to the language subpage. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 14:22, 13 April 2020 (UTC)Reply
yes, thanks it works; I ve added an item on Topic:Vkhrlq8s39pb3upt specially hard to find the right structure when starting from scratch where both texts (main, calling the transcluded one ) are to be translated. Hope it will help others. Christian FR (talk) 10:56, 16 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Please help me


Hello, could you ban my account User:Dr Palpatina? Please do it. --Dr Palpatina (talk) 12:24, 28 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Done. Enjoy. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 12:53, 28 May 2020 (UTC)Reply

Bug in Extension:LinkSuggest


Hi, the extension Extension:LinkSuggest Does something on an unexpected way.

I was writing an article, in "edit source" (not graphic editor or visual editor).

And the things happened this way:

  • I was typing a link, and the "suggested links" pop-up appeared
  • I Click with the cursor on a few lines after that
  • I use the mouse wheel
  • I choose a name from some of the suggested ones
  • BUG— The text is deleted as far as my cursor is

I would like it very much if this bug could be fixed, as this extension is otherwise very helpful and we had to disable it because of this error

The bug is very easy to reproduce, so i'm open to questions. Also i have pics of the before and after of one of these issues with the Extension:LinkSuggest.

Best regards, --Paladium (talk) 20:13, 9 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

I've tried editing that page ([6]) and reproducing the problem, but I wasn't able to reproduce it. Try again on a private browsing session and see if you can reproduce (if not, this means there's a problem in one of your gadgets or personal scripts). You can also try on a different browser. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 21:08, 9 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Change an image



He recibido una notificación que la cuestión estaba resuelta. Y no es así.

Viendo Help:VisualEditor/User_guide/ca al lado del texto Per canviar o esborrar un enllaç existent, cliqueu dins del text de l'enllaç i ... aparece:

File:VisualEditor-context menu-link tool.png:

y no

File:VisualEditor-context menu-link tool-ca.png:

puesto que no ha cambiado el enlace. Sigo sin saber cómo resolver esto. Una vez resuelto podría cambiar el resto de imágenes que no están en Catalán.

Muchas gracias

--Jmarchn (talk) 13:53, 2 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hola Jmarchn, el problema concreto que mencionabas entendí que estaba resuelto. Ahora ya debe aparecer esa imagen, pues había un error en la página en inglés que impedía detectar el archivo traducido. Ahora ya deberías ver la imagen en catalán. Si hay algo más me dices. Saludos, --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 15:59, 2 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
Muchas gracias:
Como ya has leído, he colgado 50 capturas de pantalla, además de sorteado el problema de la actualización de las imágenes. Pero:
1. No se ha actualizado File:Visual editor showing editing an existing map.jpg, que es el único fichero en formato jpg (los demás estan, como ya sabes, en formato png).
2. Algunos de las capturas salen muy pequeñas, esto no sé si es facil de resolver. Principalmente son:
3. Hay una imagen sucesivamente duplicada en "Cargando imagenes": File:VisualEditor - Media upload 1.png. Para substituir la segunda copia yo había creado: File:VisualEditor - Media upload 1.5-ca.png, en que se muestra el nuevo fichero ya cargado, y que si quieres puedo crear para la versión en inglés.
Finalmente i de mucha menor importancia falta para la ayuda de las tablas el poder traducir Fruits y Fats.
Hasta pronto. --Jmarchn (talk) 22:25, 6 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
  1. He hecho una modificación a la página base y a mi ya me aparece la imagen en catalán del editor de mapas.
  2. Esto no es posible, ya que la página en inglés es la que indica las dimensiones. Las imágenes en inglés son algo diferentes, por eso la diferencia en proporción de aspecto o dimensiones. ¿Son capturas de los mismos lugares? Si ha cambiado el diseño de esos diálogos y menús, probablemente se tendrían que actualizar también las imágenes en inglés, y darles las dimensiones adecuadas.
  3. Esto es imposible salvo que se suba la misma imagen en inglés, debido a que el nombre base de la imagen viene de la página en inglés y no puedo hacer que en catalán u otros idiomas use un nombre diferente
Algunos temas tendrás que editarlos tú en la página en inglés o coordinarte con alguien que normalmente edite esas páginas en inglés para que haga los cambios en la página base y luego se repliquen a los demás idiomas. Saludos, --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 15:30, 7 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for the RD


Hi, I am the person who asked on IRC, thanks for the RD. Appreciate it. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:59, 19 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

(Talk page stalker) in the future, suggest requesting oversight of such edits - in this case I requested oversight since I found the edits after seeing this discussion, and they have been hidden by a steward DannyS712 (talk) 22:24, 19 November 2020 (UTC)Reply
@DannyS712: Noted, didn't think of OS at that time, not sure why but pardon me. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 10:39, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

No em deixa publicar un article PT > CAT


Tampoc em deixa respondre't des del teu assumpte.

És molt "traumàtic" pitjar la tecla de "publica" per si t'apareix el terrible missatge en occità.

Hi ha manera de solucionar-ho?

Gràcies per endavant,

--Maria Fullana de València (talk) 17:26, 22 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with MediaWiki and Wikitech communities


The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the technical communities in Wikimedia. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

The Inuka Team: We need your help.


Hello Ciencia Al Poder,

Thank you so much for all the work you do in translating pages marked for translation. It is great to have you doing so much work to ensure that knowledge is available in other languages. Once again, we will need your help in translating the pages below to the language you know:

Please, don't feel pressured to finish all the translation; it is okay to translate some of the pages.

UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 02:54, 3 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

JS problems with pagename


Hola Jesús, may be you can help me; unfortunately I am not knowing JS.

In a script, there is the following sequence

c = mw.config.get([

followed later by using encodeURIComponent(c.wgPageName). But because the pagename contains a % sign which is not converted to %25 the access fails. Pleae help me, somehow to bypass that failure! Pls ping me commons:User:Sarang 06:29, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hello @Sarang: . encodeURIComponent works as expected for me. Debugging on the development console of my browser (hit F12):
> encodeURIComponent('%')
> encodeURIComponent('A%B')
> encodeURIComponent('%25')
--Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 08:01, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Gracias Jesús, my problem occurred with File:10% Share of women in parliament, OWID.svg which became File:10%_Share_of_women_in_parliament,_OWID.svg instead of File:10%25_Share_of_women_in_parliament,_OWID.svg. May be it comes from the sequence % + _ ?
The script gets the same failure with e.g. File:10%_pie_chart.svg -- sarang사랑 12:03, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Again, this works well on my developer console, tested on this page:
> c = mw.config.get([
> encodeURIComponent(c.wgPageName);
There must be some other processing after that, or encodeURIComponent is not being used. --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 12:29, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, due to your testing it is not a JS problem - must be something else. I will try it otherwise -- sarang사랑 15:35, 22 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Support desk


Hello! I found your name on the Project:Support desk history.

I recently tried many times creating a new topic there and something really peculiar happens: As soon as I hover over the page my cursor shows the loading symbol even though nothing is loading. The page has already fully finished loading. I can't interact with it in any way because of that. This has never happened to me before. Any idea what might be happening? I'm really surprised. - Klein Muçi (talk) 02:34, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Came here to report the same thing. Same thing happens in firefox or edge or on my samsung. Tenbergen (talk) 04:47, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply
This has been identified and reported in phabricator: phab:T299473. Hopefully they'll apply the fix in the following hours. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 08:29, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply



Should Manual:MWDumper be tagged as historical? (See: Template:Historical for its application of "obsolete")

If not, please explain. (E.g., if it actually works and is not obsoleted by an easier/faster method).

I look forward to your reply. The Transhumanist (talk) 08:44, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

P.S.: Please {{Ping }} me when you do. Thank you.

Yes Done @The Transhumanist: --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 11:11, 20 March 2022 (UTC)Reply



Hey Ciencia, I was wondering if you could answer something for me. I have slow internet, and every time I try to upload a large file (compared to my internet speed), it takes about a minute, then I get this message:

This site can’t be reached
The webpage at [ForcedToDeleteThis Special:Upload] might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address. ERR_HTTP2_PING_FAILED

How can I overcome this? Can it be addressed by changing this setting(?): https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgHTTPTimeout --UltimateKuriboh (talk) 16:32, 7 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

This can be a timeout on the webserver, but not anything controlled by MediaWiki. Look at your apache or nginx configuration (whatever your server is using), or even PHP. PHP has max_input_time. Apache has RequestReadTimeout Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 17:57, 7 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much. We found an alternative solution for this, in the end. --UltimateKuriboh (talk) 23:06, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Unblocking a possible candidate of outreach programs


Hello! This is regarding the following user block. This user is a possible candidate for outreach programs and reached out sharing the concern they are unable to create an account and use Phabricator because of the block. Unless there are any significant concerns, I kindly request you unblock this user so they can begin contributing. Thank you! Srish 18:25, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

@SSethi (WMF) I've unblocked the range. However, due to constant abuse, it's likely the block will be applied again. Hopefully the user is able to create an account before this happens. The block shouldn't affect logged in users though. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:08, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Ciencia Al Poder Thank you! Srish 23:40, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Make these pages available for translation

  1. Extension:VisualEditor
  2. Category:MIT licensed skins
  3. Skin:BootstrapMediaWiki
  4. Category:Creative Commons licensed skins
  5. Skin:Aether
  6. Skin:Flatbox
  7. Skin:ForTrainingNG
  8. Template:Skin/Sample
  9. Skin:Schulenburg
  10. Extension:RecentChangesLogFilter
  11. Extension:OpenGraphMeta
  12. Manual:HookRegistry.php
  13. Manual:ValidateExtendedMetadataCacheHook.php
  14. Manual:ApiPageSet.php
  15. Manual:ApiDeprecationHelpHook.php

Артём 13327 (talk) 18:49, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Please add those requests to Project:Village Pump, so other members can also fulfill your request. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 10:31, 26 September 2022 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for blocking that user who put nonsense/gibberish into that talk page. You deserve respect :D Btw Vector 2022 skin CSS doesn't seem to work (not the user-only one, the site version) 2A02:C7C:BD2C:B500:A591:16B0:3552:8AD0 16:47, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply



All comments made to me will be referred to GitHub automatically Jonnyfrancais (talk) 17:50, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply



This is done as I have a licence to do so and have suffered significant harm by malevolent individuals who have no regard for the Wiki foundations. They will face the full force of external agencies Jonnyfrancais (talk) 17:53, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Pardon? Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:58, 17 May 2023 (UTC)Reply



Veo que sabes español (ni decir de tu nombre jaja), perfecto, quiero notifiarte sobre un "falso positivo" del filtro antiabusos 91, como ves, me falta traducir solo 1 texto de la página Extension:CodeMirror/es, en donde dice "boolean" en español es "booleano" (según Google translate), pero al momento de hacerlo me sale un filtro impidiéndome publicarlo, la descripción del filtro es "Translations: append gibberish", busqué en Special:AbuseFilter ese filtro y es el 91, ¿podrías modificarlo para que permita publicar las traducciones correctas?, saludos 16:38, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Por desgracia, la cantidad de vandalismo añadiendo basura a las traducciones es altísimo, y ese filtro tiene un bajísimo índice de falsos positivos. Por esta vez he añadido yo la traducción. Lo que te recomiendo es que crees una cuenta para crear traducciones. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 16:53, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Exención de bloqueo


Hola, ¿podrías por favor aplicarle una exención de bloqueo a otra IP...? 05:03, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Podría, si supiera el contexto de esta petición, y cuál es la IP, pues ninguna edición desde tu IP ha sido parada por ningún filtro. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 15:03, 21 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Bueno, es para aplicarle a la IP, no sé que le pasa a Hasley, pero tanto esta IP como la otra ( son proxies abiertos de origen luxemburgués (puedes mirar en "geolocate"), no quería hacer esto pero uso proxy abierto, es para que yo pueda seguir editando aquí en Mediawiki traduciendo páginas sin usar VPN, te agradecería bastante de que lo hicieras, 19:54, 21 July 2023 (UTC) (edited at 20:00, 21 July 2023 (UTC))Reply
Yo no puedo hacer exención de bloqueos a IP, eso es algo que se otorga solo a ciertos grupos de usuarios (ver permiso ipblock-exempt en Special:ListGroupRights), lo cual implica que primero tienes que iniciar sesión o crear una cuenta (no puedo aplicar eso a una IP o usuario individual). Tampoco puedo desbloquear esas IPs, porque son bloqueos globales, y por el motivo del bloqueo se entiende que se usan para vandalismo. Lo único que puedes hacer es crearte una cuenta desde una IP que no esté bloqueada, y luego iniciar sesión aunque sea desde ese rango de IP bloqueado. Podrás editar normalmente, debido a que el bloqueo solo afecta a usuarios no registrados (impidiendo también crear cuentas, pero no editar desde existentes). Crear una cuenta no requiere email, no veo qué tanto problema hay con crear una cuenta de usuario para editar... Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 11:35, 22 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Bueno, tal vez no me expresé bien, te quería preguntar si podías desactivar el bloqueo global desde esta wiki para poder editar aquí, es decir, aplicarle una excepción local para el bloqueo global (que tan solo hay 1 registro, por cierto), el problema con Hasley es que no me permite ni apelar el bloqueo por medio de la página de discusión (es que ni siquiera tiene habilitado "anonymous only"), por lo que me veo obligado a usar VPN, no quiero ofender a Hasley, pero él es un tirano (repito, no quiero ofenderlo tampoco) porque, en vez de usar el tiempo para traducir las páginas Ayuda:Palabras mágicas y Ayuda:Extensión:ParserFunctions, la desperdicia bloqueándome (al menos actualmente), a pesar de que ha bloqueado el rango, mi IP no cambia de la terminación .62, además ha borrado Topic:Xl14dk87cqlqg0la, ahí había reportado un error cuando se mostraban los registros de una IP, y aunque se ha solucionado (no del todo), no supe porqué pasó eso, hace varios meses, había hecho ediciones totalmente legítimas (no en este proyecto), pero fueron revertidas, y Hasley, que no duda en bloquearme, no quiere ni hacerse responsable del daño, me tomaría mucho tiempo yo mismo traducir al 100% las 2 páginas, pero lo que me molesta es que, si soy bloqueado por un sysop (o hasta steward), este no me permita ni apelar el bloqueo de ninguna manera, y además no hace nada para traducir al español las páginas, incluso si consideran que el bloqueo completo hacia mí es justo, tampoco deberían humillarme, pero como no quieren dejar de hacerlo, tendré que seguir usando VPN, no debería, pero lo hago ya que ellos también no cumplen con las políticas, en cambio si cometo un pequeñísimo error me quieren sacar, aunque bueno, solo te pido en pocas palabras que, desactives el bloqueo global para poder traducir aquí, o como mínimo, traduzcas al 100% las 2 páginas, saludos 02:47, 24 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Un bloqueo global no puede desactivarse localmente, ni tampoco al revés. Y los rangos de IP de proxy por donde se cometen abusos me parece bien que queden bloqueados. Como te comenté, puedes crearte un usuario sin usar la VPN, y luego editar con ese usuario desde la VPN. De la misma forma que estás editando en mi página de discusión revelando tu dirección IP, también puedes crear una cuenta de usuario. O editar la página que quieres editar desde esta misma dirección IP. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 09:25, 24 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
(It is technically possible to locally disable global blocks using Special:GlobalBlockWhitelist, but I'm not convinced doing so it a good idea). * Pppery * it has begun 15:55, 24 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Pppery Thanks for the info! I wasn't aware this was a thing. And I agree that overriding a global block doesn't seem like a good idea. Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 18:22, 24 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Está bien, si no te parece buena idea, no desbloquees esa IP de aquí, pero ese usuario:hasley ya me tiene harto porque no me permite ni apelar el bloqueo, pero no se molesta ni en traducir las 2 páginas, definitivamente me quiere bloquear de todas formas, mi IP predeterminada ( está bloqueado de crear cuentas, además no está activado "sólo anónimos", y no quiere hacerse responsable del daño que hizo, espero que esta conversación termine porque ya parece foreo con más comentarios largos 19:11, 25 July 2023 (UTC)Reply



It’s okay to have this as a warning, but it shouldn’t prevent saving; please uncheck that option. By nature of translations, it’s every now and then absolutely okay to not change anything even though the English message changed – singular/plural change in English, but the target language doesn’t differentiate them in the given context, a different wording in English that necessitates changes in most languages but not in that one, and so on. When working with natural language, like in translations, there is always an exception. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 13:36, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

I understand the problematic that you describe. However, as a regular patroller, I'm tired of anons wrongly unfuzzying translations. That type of vandalism is one of the most disruptive, because there's no way to revert that, except manually locating the message for comparison with the base language, check if the unfuzzy without changes is correct (and in 90% of cases it's obviously that it isn't because of formatting or length, the remaining 10% I can't tell because I don't know the language), and manually edit the translation adding the text !!FUZZY!!. The edit only affects anons and newbies with less than 20 edits, it doesn't affect regular translators. What's the issue if a fuzzy text can't be confirmed? The text appears with a redish background but with the translated text (not English). What's the issue with a wrongly confirmed text? The formatting may be wrong, links are missing or wiki markup is breaking something, and the unit is NOT marked for translation! I'm sorry but the problem you describe may be annoying 1% of the legitimate translators of this site, while reducing the effectiveness of that filter will annoy probably 20%-40% of the patrollers of this site. Also, looking at the stats of that filter, from the past month, 3 users were caught and retried saving the same edit. From those, 2 of them were completely wrong edits, and the last one looked legit (I manually unfuzzied it when I saw it) but (surprise!) another filter also caught the same anon trying to create a page with the same English text, so this was probably a coincidence and not a legit edit. If you really want to pursue this, feel free to propose it on the Project:Support desk, but I'll strong oppose to it with the reasons I've described. I hope you understand the situation. Cheers! Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 19:04, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

More extensions by you that have empty placeholders that need documenting


* Pppery * it has begun 15:30, 15 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Translating article


Hello. I would like to ask for your help regarding the following article: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMSilk

I have been trying to translate it from english to deutsch. But this message happens to appear every time: Es ist ein unbekannter, nicht behebbarer Fehler aufgetreten. Einzelheiten zum Fehler: This page has been protected to prevent editing or other actions.

I could´nt find anywhere the issue itself. I cannot find out if it is protected or not. I ask for your help. Thank you Sawyer19 (talk) 09:33, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

The page is protected against creation on the German Wikipedia: see log Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 13:37, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Edit request


Hey, could you merge in Template talk:Localized link#Edit request? Thanks! Aaron Liu (talk) 11:56, 22 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Done! Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 15:00, 24 May 2024 (UTC)Reply