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[#mediawiki connect #mediawiki] oan is the roond-the-clock IRC channel fer realtime communication. Gif ye dinna hae aen IRC client, uise [#wikimedia-dev connect wab tauk].

  • Please read the $1 afore speirin.
  • State yer proablem immeedeeatelie n wait fer ae response. Dinna say "is thaur oniebodie here" or "can somebodie heelp me". This is normal IRC etiquette n allous parteecipants tae multítask effecteevelie.
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Gif ye dinna get aen answer, this coud mean yin o ae nummer o things:

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Speirins relatin til proablems wi yer parteecular instawation o MediaWiki ar generallie best answered oan IRC, sin thay aften need ae back-n-forth exchange tae isolate the proablem, this is teedeeoos whan dun oan the mailin leets.

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  • Wikimedia's Meta-Wiki uisd tae be whaur documents were managed n proposals were taukt aneat afore this steid wis stairtit. Thaur's still ae heap o content thaur that's no been muived.
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