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[ T64725]

Helmoony (talkcontribs)
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MZMcBride (talkcontribs)

I like being able to have translated content, but the Translate extension is pretty bad.

It's my sense that any time anyone tries to criticize this extension, a small group of people who are closely involved with the extension (Nemo, Nike, and you, mostly) immediately get very defensive. Suddenly the conversation is about pitting people who want full multilingual/i18n support against everyone else. The reality is, of course, a lot more nuanced.

Currently, even very experienced wikitext editors have a lot of difficulty using the Translate extension. The extension takes an already challenging task (editing basic wikitext) and adds several layers of complexity, including difficult syntax and unexpected behavior.

There's nothing wrong with being frustrated by a frustrating feature.

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Pranay78998 (talkcontribs)

solve my problem.

Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs)

Hi, there seem to be some pywikipediabot bugs that I can fix myself. User:Xqt isn't active right now, and he/she doesn't respond to my bug reports.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)
Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs)

I already know about creation bots, and it's actually running on commons.

What I'm wondering is that how to make changes to them, as pyrev:11610 reported in User talk:Xqt#Bug.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

See the link I pointed out to you. You should request commit access.

Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your hint. I've send my email.

Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

As far as I know there is no easier way, as Subversion is a legacy system, not integrated into Labs and Gerrit.

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Google AdSense - Hiding the Ads for certain usergroups

NobbZ~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

Hi there!

Is there a way to hide the ads for certain usergroups? I want to offer the possibility to get rid of the ads for all donators of my wiki.

This post was posted by NobbZ~mediawikiwiki, but signed as NobbZ.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

Not as a current features.

NobbZ~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

Is there a chance, that this feature will be in a future version?

This post was posted by NobbZ~mediawikiwiki, but signed as NobbZ.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

If you provide the patch, I'm sure it is :).

NobbZ~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

I don't know much about PHP, and my knowledge about the necessary internals of MW is much smaller... I think I will discuss this issue with a friend of mine... Thanks anyway.

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とある白い猫 (talkcontribs)

I am globally requesting rename for SUL purposes the change of my user name to とある白い猫. Thanks! (both accounts are mine) -- Cat chi? 20:12, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

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He7d3r (talkcontribs)


Could you rename my user accounts here, at translatewiki and at yiwiktionary (where you are bureaucrat), as requested on en.wikipedia? Thanks

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

You're a global user. Renaming would detach from the global user. Are you sure you want that done?

He7d3r (talkcontribs)
Siebrand (talkcontribs)

User already exists. Your user cannot be renamed.

He7d3r (talkcontribs)

It is also mine. It was created by accident when I came here logged in from pt.wikibooks (as explained in the link above to MetaWiki).

This post was posted by He7d3r, but signed as Heldergeovane.

He7d3r (talkcontribs)

PS: The same happened at fr.wv and it could be renamed normally, as said here.

He7d3r (talkcontribs)

The renaming was done by Emufarmers. Thanks.

Reply to "Rename user accounts"

Barnstar of extensive consulting

Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

I hereby award you this barnstar for being the most active +1'er and -1'er in gerrit that we know of. :)

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An important message about renaming users

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

Dear User talk:Siebrand/An important message about renaming users,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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