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Yässinzeldafan (talkcontribs)

Hey there, I just want to know why my userpage got deleted. I never created my user page (I think...). Or some guy was drunk and thought it would be a good idea to edit some page... I don't know anyway! Neither do I understand the log entry "Test page:Please use the sandbox". Like I said earlier, I never created my own user page.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

88.130.120.207 requested to delete your user page and I thought the edit was not by you. Log in before editing your user page.

Reply to "Deleted user page"

Can you offer help on translation?

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Summary by HirnSpuk

Asked for help and got quick, straightforward, awesome response! Thanks a lot

HirnSpuk (talkcontribs)

Dear Shirayuki, I saw that you took care about my edits on Extension:Cite. Thanks a lot, so I was able to finish the translation. I want to use Links to these Sites from german Wikibooks, so not every bit has to be explained again and again. Now I want to translate Help:Cite, and I'm struggling with some difficulties. I browsed help and some other sites around here, but can't find answers for the things I'd like to know or do. Maybe you can offer help? It would be highly appreciated.

To the problem: I posted on Help talk:Cite a question a while ago, I'm confident enough about some parts of the question, to take care about it myself. E.g. editing the english page for some formating issues and for the translate-Tags. But another question arose: In the table error-messages are presented, that are probably to be translated by translatewiki, but at the moment, they seem not to. Does this mean, they are not translated yet? Or are they simply not displayed correctly? Or something else? I looked the error-messages up in some of the local (de) wikimedia projects, and they differ even there. Is it a good Idea to add translate-Tags for the messages and just add the actually used phrases (I suppose not)? Do you have any Idea, where I can look for help for this problem? E.g. first of all, I'd like to know how the translation in this case is (or should be) normally done.

As I said, any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot, regards HirnSpuk

PS: I'm sorry, I wasn't able to find, how to sign the Message. Hope this will be done automatically. Edit: Well somehow it is... confusing...

HirnSpuk (talkcontribs)

Thanks! I think I understand, what you did there! If I can do anything to return the favor, let me know it. Regards, User:HirnSpuk

Summary by Shirayuki

YesY Done

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

I believe a mixup occurred with Template:Delete. It now looks like Template:Speedy and categorizes pages it is used on in Category:Candidates for speedy deletion, as can be seen here: Template:API link.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

YesY Done, thanks.

Jeblad (talkcontribs)

I guess I understand why you have done this, but the glossary isn't stabilized. Because of that the anchors will change, and probably the translations too. Some of the reason is that there are other established glossaries, and the page should probably relate to the terms used at those.

One option would simply be to neglect the anchors until the page is finalized, but then the anchors can be seriously outdated. So, what is the alternative?

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

I see. I wait until the page is finalized.

Jeblad (talkcontribs)

Would it be possible for you to take a look on Move extension Spec to Pickle? It is on the Project:Support desk.

Reply to "Rename of the Spec extension to Pickle"
Tactica (talkcontribs)

Can you please explain how repeating instructions (steps 4, 5 and 6 in that page) enhances readability?

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

The section you removed were translated into multiple languages.

Tactica (talkcontribs)

And...? Does that mean that if something is translated it can't be modified ever again?!

You didn't answer the question BTW.

Tactica (talkcontribs)

If you don't have a valid answer I demand kindly ask you to undo your revert.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

For example, see Help:Extension:Translate/Translation_example/ja. The section you removed is useful for Japanese readers.

Tactica (talkcontribs)

WHAT?!

Look, steps 4, 5 and 6 are *repeating* what was said in the paragraph just above them, and that holds true not only for Japanese but for all translations available ATM. However, the fact that translations were made from a poor reference text doesn't mean the reference shall remain untouched in such a pitiful condition forever (and thus encourage pitiful translations, too). Either there's something exceedingly mysterious about the Japanese language that you fail to explain so a foreign person can understand, or you're just wasting my time in the worst possible manner.

You're a language admin so you MUST be aware of the fact that things aren't set in stone, especially in a wiki FFS.

Reply to "Redundancy in Help:Extension:Translate/Translation_example"
Manorainjan (talkcontribs)

You did not comment Your revert.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

That should be "wherever you like in the page" not "link".

Manorainjan (talkcontribs)

Should I insert those translate tags myself whenever I edit the description, or is that the task of anybody special?

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

Do not add translate tags by yourself. Ask a translation administrator or Project:Requests to do.

Manorainjan (talkcontribs)

OK.

I got my own wiki now.

So I got to read a lot of manual. ;-)

Reply to "Revert"

Keeping Template:Languages

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Summary by Shirayuki

YesY Done

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)

Why should Template:Languages remain on a page when there are no translations for that page? It seems to me that it would promote the wrong kind of translations, which requires more work to convert. (Special:Diff/2323864/2335975)

Edit: Besides, the page already contained a <languages /> tag.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

You wrote "Don't use Template:Languages and Translate markup on the same page" in edit summary, but <languages/> does not work before marking the page for translation.

Summary by Shirayuki

YesY Done

Yurik (talkcontribs)

Hi, I think we need to heavily rewrite the Extension:Graph/Guide -- it is fairly outdated in some parts. Should we do this before making it translatable? Thx!

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

I see. Feel free to remove translate tags before updating.

Yurik (talkcontribs)

I will try to keep them in the secitions that I don't touch :)

RobinHood70 (talkcontribs)

It seems that the "maxallowedbot" parameter in ApiParam has become broken as a result of the translation tags that were added. Specifically, the "maxallowedbot" parameter no longer displays a default value when it's not specified. It still works normally when you specify a value, though. Can you have a look at it? Thanks!

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

YesY Done, thanks.

Reply to "ApiParam slightly broken"