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Berlin hackathon invitation[edit]

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June in Berlin, Germany. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form to request subsidy.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the upcoming launch of Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page at Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator (talk) 01:50, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

GSoC / OPW IRC AllHands this week[edit]

Hi, you are invited to the GSoC / OPW IRC AllHands meeting on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 15:00 UTC (8:30pm IST, 8am PDT). We have done our best finding a time that works decently in as many timezones as possibles. Please confirm at so I can add you to the calendar invitation and I have your preferred email for other occasions. If you can't make it's fine, but let me know as well. We have left a notice to all students, but your help is welcome making sure yours is aware about it. Thank you!--Qgil (talk) 18:08, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Status of your semantic genealogy extension[edit]

Dear Thomas, are you still working on your semantic genealogy extension? Looks like this is what I was looking for, but I don't want to use an experimental extension in my wiki. Do you know when this extension will be in beta status or even stable? Many thanks! -- 19:53, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

This extension is in a very experimental status so I believe that you shouldn't use it in your wiki. Tpt (talk) 06:23, 26 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi Thomas, are there some written lines about the usage of this extension? If you say very experimental, what could it do in the worst case? - Greets from Hunsrück, Andy
Hi! No, there isn't. I've abandoned the development of this extension before having a working product. So, this extension does nothing currently. Tpt (talk) 16:30, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for that fast reply. Are there other possibilities to create a familytree on my wiki? I found a template:chart on wikipedia :-) But no way to get it on my wiki * Andy
I think It's possible (and pretty easy) to reuse Wikipedia templates if you have required extensions (ParserFunctions and maybe Scribunto) installed. If you don't want to use Scribunto, you should have a look to the French version of the chart template that is basically the same template but without Scribunto dependances. Tpt (talk) 17:12, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
O.k. That sounds good. Maybe generally not so bad to know about how to use or reuse templates :-) For now thank you very much. It will take some time till I have space to try * So long & L.L.R.R. - Andy

Google Books > Internet Archive > Commons upload cycle[edit]

Hello Tpt, GSoC begins soon. Yann volunteered to help with this project, would you be available as co-mentor for the MediaWiki (and JavaScript?) side of things? I'm not even sure if that would be part of a MediaWiki extension or just a tool on Labs, but I think your technical advice would be useful to make decisions such as this, if applications from interested users arrive. :) --Nemo 18:15, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Added you[edit]

Hi Tpt,

I added you to the new list of useful or interesting things that volunteer devs have done at How to become a MediaWiki hacker/Volunteer achievements. I hope that's okay. If you can expand or correct this new list, please help me. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:41, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Urgent request for new sidebar: for Commons links, please link to *both* gallery *and* category if possible[edit]

Urgent request: for Commons, please link to *both* gallery *and* category if possible

This can (presumably?) be achieved by using Commons category (P373) and Commons gallery (P935)

Otherwise people are getting concerned that "this mean we are going to need to create hundreds of thousands of basically redundant galleries replicating categories just so that links will work? That seems insane." -- from thread at Commons:Village_pump#Interwiki_links_on_categories

(Posted on the talk page, but cross-posting here in the hope that you will see it).

Thanks, ~~~~

IA upload tool is not working for me again[edit]

This is the message I got from IA upload robot. I was on the IA website and logged in to IA as ineuw, and I am also automatically logged into the commons as well. I thought that I should let you know.

Internal error

Message/link copied from top of the error page Ineuw talk 16:39, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

ia-upload is down?[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to upload from to Commons with your great tool ia-upload but it's down right now. It is something temporarily or permenent(I hope not)? Thanks! --Dvdgmz (talk) 12:38, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

I've restarted the webserver. Thank you for te report. Tpt (talk) 13:03, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Now works fine. Thanks a lot! --Dvdgmz (talk) 16:05, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I'm afraid it is down again. Sorry. --Dvdgmz (talk) 18:20, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
It looks to work. Tpt (talk) 06:54, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Changements de style de police, la taille et la hauteur de la ligne?[edit]

Je cherche des informations sur les changements de style de police, la taille et la hauteur de la ligne, des dernières mises en œuvre sur Wikisource anglais (Page et Main namespaces). Pourriez-vous s'il vous plaît me dire où je peux voir ces changements? Ineuw talk 02:37, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

S'il vous plaît oublie ça. En attendant, wikisource:User:George Orwell III m'a fourni avec l'information, et j'ai aussi trouvé un Firefox add-on (très utile) qui m'aide avec les calculs. Merci. Ineuw talk 05:42, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

No user in pagequality tag[edit]

Hi Tpt, as the developer of the Extension:Proofread Page i'd like to ask you about something stange at dewikisource. With this search i found a lot of pages that have an empty user parameter in the pagequality tag. I do not know why this happened but most pages seem to be rather old. The "little" problem with this is that when make an edit without changes anything the user parameter is set to the user that made this "edit". Although i am not sure what this parameter is used for i'd like to repair the effected pages. What user would be the appropriate one? Thank you, --Aschroet (talk) 15:00, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi! It seems that for these pages the Proofreading level has been set to validated without any user name by ThomasBot (see this diff for example when it was still possible to do anything on the proofreading status using a bot. A simple way to repair the pages would be to make ThomasBot to edit again the pages. But as the "user" parameter is currently only used to disallow the proofreader to validate the page I don't think it's important to bother about this problem. Tpt (talk) 09:11, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Ok, thank you for the background information. Since it was not very complicated to derive the user that set the status of the page use my bot to modify the parameter accordingly. Just to be clean at this. --Aschroet (talk) 11:38, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Killed python3 process running on tools-login[edit]

Hello! I've killed a python3 process you were running on tools-login since it was taking up too much CPU and making the instance unresponsive for other users. In the future, please run long running processes on the grid. Thank you! YuviPanda (talk) 03:54, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Arabic Alphabet[edit]

Dear Tpt. Can the OCR work on Arabic and Persian Texts? --Yoosef Pooranvary (talk) 09:39, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

@Yoosef Pooranvary: I assume you are talking about the "OCR" button that is used by a lot of Wikisource, aren't you? It uses Tesseract (an open source OCR system) that has models for Arabic (ar) and Persian (fa). We could definitely make sure that our Tesseract version works with Arabic and Farsi and deploy the OCR button on ar and fa Wikisources. If the results are bad there is the option to use the Google OCR that allows a limited number of requests but gives sometime better results. Tpt (talk) 14:36, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
The problem is that I don't see that button on the Fa wikisource! --Yoosef Pooranvary (talk) 15:45, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
Tesseract data seems not there for the Person language (far). @phe: could you add them to the Tesseract instance running on labs? Tpt (talk) 15:56, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Visual editor -- quality flag[edit]

While proof reading in page namespace in Tamil Wikisource using visual Editor there is no option to change the quality flag from "pink" to "yellow" or "green" or other colours. Hence it is posing difficulty in proof reading. Regards -- Balaji (talk) 19:09, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Hello! If you click on the proofreading quality banner you should get an "edit" button that opens a selector allowing to pick the quality. Tpt (talk) 21:48, 13 December 2017 (UTC)
@Tpt: there is an edit button on the banner and I can change the colour in the selector but the "done" button stays grey so can't validate the change :/ @Balajijagadesh: for information. Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 15:21, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
@VIGNERON: Thanks for the detailed effort. Thanks @Tpt: for the reply. But as Vigneron said I am also unable to save the status after changing it. The issue is there atleast in Thanks -- Balaji (talk) 15:29, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello, Tpt. If you happen to have a Phab task for this, then please feel free to add a link to the top of Topic:U380pzytya6t2m2h (just in case anyone else has the same question in the future). Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:04, 27 January 2018 (UTC)