Template:Main page/thEdit

Please delete this page, thanks --minhhuy*= 11:04, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Please elaborate as to why? Peachey88 21:15, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
  Done blanked by only editor, unused, not within naming scheme --:bdk: 22:27, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Support desk/plEdit

Please, change it to "Panel pomocy". This formulation will be better in Polish. Marcin Łukasz Kiejzik (C, T, @) 16:45, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

  Done --Skizzerz 23:56, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. And please change MediaWiki:Manual-text/pl to "Podręcznik", add MediaWiki:Browse svn/pl with "Przeglądaj SVN", MediaWiki:Blog-text/pl with "Blog techniczny", add MediaWiki:Portal/pl (change content to "Pomoc"), change MediaWiki:Help/pl to "Dokumentacja". And one more question. Who messed up translation? Marcin Łukasz Kiejzik (C, T, @) 13:42, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, done. Authors of these translations could be looked up in page histories, as always. Max Semenik 14:33, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


I am a MediaWiki developer [1] I seek to secure the articles on my development.User: Techni 19:51, 7 August 2010

 N Not done MediaWiki developer means "have commit access to the wikimedia svn repository", which I do not believe you have. --Skizzerz 00:37, 8 August 2010 (UTC)


Could someone please take a look at my requests here and here? There doesn't seem to be an {{editprotected}} template to request attention directly there, so I thought I'd mention them here. Thanks, Waldir 07:34, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

  Done by Happy-melon (1), Reedy (2) and MaxSem (3), (4). --Waldir 13:51, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Delete sandboxEdit

Please delete all old versions of Sandbox (delete it and restore the latest version). The version history contains copyright violations, pornographic texts which describe actions of persons under 14 (which may be illegal in your country), personal data and perhaps other content that qualifies for deletion. On the other side, the old content of the Sandbox isn't really needed. Example: copyvio from here (other example links may be provided on request per Email, I don't want to make them public).

I didn't start a regular request for deletion (a) because I only want old versions to be deleted and (b) the content of Sandbox changes often and the request for deletion would be removed by users testing on the page. Regards, --Church of emacs 07:05, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

  Done Doned. Reedy 08:06, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Church of emacs 20:46, 30 January 2010 (UTC)


Requests for protectionEdit

We tend to avoid protecting content here unless it becomes high traffic or vandalised a lot so probably going to side on not doing it but I will let someone else decide. Peachey88 22:24, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
  Done both semiprotected indefinitely by User:Reach Out to the Truth - TBloemink 08:46, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Requests for deletionEdit

  • $wgGroupPermissions has something funny going on. The current page is non-existant cotent, the history rev is a redirect. searching for it does not go to the Manual Manual:$wgGroupPermissions since this page exists. --Quadir 15:10, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
 N Not done, $wgGroupPermissions is a redirect to Manual:$wgGroupPermissions so that it goes to it when you search it, Although I don't overly like these redirects (we should just fix the search) it isn't doing any harm. Peachey88 22:24, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

User deletion? iantresmanEdit

username: iantresman I want to unify my MediaWiki account with my accounts on the other projects, but I have lost my password, and stupidly did not add my email address. No contributions were made under my account. What do I need to do to get the password reset, or the MediaWiki account deleted, so that I can start again? I believe it is possible to match my IP address with my contributions on Wikipedia. -- 15:42, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

  Done by renaming the local user account so that you can merge the name in with your SUL account. --Skizzerz 06:36, 19 October 2011 (UTC)


Problem with unified loginEdit

I normally edit on English Wikipedia as wikipedia:en:User:Bazonka. I have been trying to set up a unified login account for Bazonka, but I'm unable to do this fully because my Bazonka account here at Mediawiki is inaccessible. I don't know what the password is, and there is no email address associated with it, so the Password Reset functionality doesn't help.
I had the same problem with my account at Commons. A bureaucrat helpfully renamed my unusable Bazonka account so that a new Bazonka account could be created (see here). Can the same be done to my account at Mediawiki please?
If you need proof that I am the real Bazonka, then you should be able to email me via my English Wikipedia account. Thanks, Bazonka 11:01, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi. The account was likely registered in past by someone else and now it was renamed in order to let you unify it. You can login to using your central account now. Petrb (talk) 13:49, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks very much. Bazonka (talk) 14:20, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Actually that's not possible, Petrb. The account was created automatically according to the logs, and therefore must be unified. Me and other users have had the same problem. See bugzilla:29234#c4. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 20:00, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I don't think it's impossible since it solved the issue? I already renamed previous holder of this name, and as you can see in reply, it worked Petrb (talk) 09:59, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
What I meant was that if an account was created automatically it cannot possibly have been done by anyone but whoever was logged in with the global account. I didn't mean that fixing it was impossible. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 17:30, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
But this account was not created automatically, you opened wrong logs. The account was renamed, so if you want to see the reason for creation of original account, you need to open logs of renamed account. Petrb (talk) 05:40, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
The logs you linked actually show the process of login unification done after fix of this issue Petrb (talk) 10:01, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

New gadget: Dot's syntax highlighterEdit

Hi, I'm trying to get meta:User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter made into a gadget for various projects. ResourceLoader/Migration guide (users)#Keep gadgets central says that gadgets like this should be hosted on So, I'd like to ask that:

  1. MediaWiki:Gadget-DotsSyntaxHighlighter.js be created with the minified contents of meta:User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter.js:
    function breakerRegexWithPrefix(e){return new RegExp("("+e+")|"+breakerRegexBase,"gm")}function highlightSyntax(){function u(e,t){e=e.replace(/\n/g,"\\A ");if(t==i){n+=e}else{if(webkit&&(/[!"#%&)*+,-.:;=\?>\\\]\|\}~]$/.test(n)&&/^[<\[\{]/.test(e)||n.substring(-1)=="-"&&e.substring(0,2)=="\\'")){e="​"+e}if(s){o="s"+r;if(r>maxSpanNumber){wpTextbox0.appendChild(document.createElement("span")).id=o;maxSpanNumber++}n+="'}#"+o+":before"}else{n+="'}#"+o+":after";r++}n+="{background-color:"+t+";content:'"+e;s=!s;i=t}}function a(n,r){r.lastIndex=t;var i;while(i=r.exec(e)){if(i[1]){u(e.substring(t,r.lastIndex),n);t=r.lastIndex;return}var s=e.substring(t,r.lastIndex-i[0].length);if(s!=""){u(s,n)}t=r.lastIndex;switch(i[0].charAt(0)){case"[":if(i[0].charAt(1)=="["){u("[[",syntaxHighlighterConfig.wikilinkColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.wikilinkColor||n,wikilinkBreakerRegex)}else{u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig.externalLinkColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.externalLinkColor||n,namedExternalLinkBreakerRegex)}break;case"{":if(i[0].charAt(1)=="{"){if(i[0].charAt(2)=="{"){u("{{{",syntaxHighlighterConfig.parameterColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.parameterColor||n,parameterBreakerRegex)}else{u("{{",syntaxHighlighterConfig.templateColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.templateColor||n,templateBreakerRegex)}}else{u("{|",syntaxHighlighterConfig.tableColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.tableColor||n,tableBreakerRegex)}break;case"<":if(i[0].charAt(1)=="!"){u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig.commentColor||n);break}else{var o=e.indexOf(">",t)+1;if(o==0){u("<");t=t-i[0].length+1;break}if(e.charAt(o-2)=="/"){u(e.substring(t-i[0].length,o),syntaxHighlighterConfig.tagColor||n);t=o}else{var f=i[0].substring(1);var l="</"+f+">";if(/nowiki|pre|math|syntaxhighlight|source|timeline|hiero/.test(f)){var c=e.indexOf(l,t);if(c==-1){c=e.length}else{c+=l.length}u(e.substring(t-i[0].length,c),syntaxHighlighterConfig.tagColor||n);t=c}else{u(e.substring(t-i[0].length,o),syntaxHighlighterConfig.tagColor||n);t=o;if(!tagBreakerRegexCache[f]){tagBreakerRegexCache[f]=breakerRegexWithPrefix(l)}a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.tagColor||n,tagBreakerRegexCache[f])}}}break;case"h":case"f":case"m":u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig.externalLinkColor||n);break;case"=":if(/[^=]=+$/.test(e.substring(t,e.indexOf("\n",t)))){u("=",syntaxHighlighterConfig.headingColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.headingColor||n,headingBreakerRegex)}else{u("=",n)}break;case"*":case"#":case":":u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig.listAndIndentColor||n);break;case";":u(";",syntaxHighlighterConfig.headingColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.headingColor||n,headingBreakerRegex);break;case"-":u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig["hrColor"]);break;case"\\":if(i[0].length==6){u("\\'\\'\\'",syntaxHighlighterConfig.boldColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.boldColor||n,boldBreakerRegex)}else{u("\\'\\'",syntaxHighlighterConfig.italicColor||n);a(syntaxHighlighterConfig.italicColor||n,italicBreakerRegex)}break;case"~":u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig.signatureColor||n);break;case"&":u(i[0],syntaxHighlighterConfig.entityColor||n)}r.lastIndex=t}}lastText=wpTextbox1.value;var e=lastText.replace(/['\\]/g,"\\$&")+"\n";var t=0;var n="";var r=0;var i;var s=true;var o;if(presto){e+=Array(wpTextbox1.scrollWidth).join(" ")}var;a("inherit",defaultBreakerRegex);u(e.substring(t),"inherit");syntaxStyleElement.textContent=n.substring(2)+"'}";var;if(l-f>150){clearInterval(highlightSyntaxIfNeededIntervalID);syntaxStyleElement.textContent="";wpTextbox1.removeEventListener("input",highlightSyntax);"";"";"red";"";"bold";"";wpTextbox0.appendChild(document.createTextNode("Syntax highlighting on this page was disabled because your computer is too slow. 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  2. The contents of meta:User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter be copied to User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter.
  3. MediaWiki:Gadget-DotsSyntaxHighlighter be created with
    * [[User:Remember the dot/Syntax highlighter|Dot's syntax highlighter]], make syntax stand out colorfully in the edit box. Works best in [[Mozilla Firefox|Firefox]], works almost all of the time in [[Opera (web browser)|Opera]], and works most of the time in [[Google Chrome|Chrome]]. '''Should not''' be used with the browser's page zoom feature.
  4. The following line be added to MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition under "editing-gadgets":

I hope you find this gadget helpful. There is a related discussion at wikipedia:Wikipedia:Gadget/proposals#Syntax highlighter about getting this onto the English Wikipedia. —Remember the dot (talk) 21:43, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

I've done #2, though you could've done it yourself. For #1, can we please not use minified JS? --Krenair (talkcontribs) 21:51, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
I didn't want to move the documentation before the source code was moved, but I suppose it doesn't really matter. I provided minified code because I don't know of any other way to minify the script than to minify it manually. Gadgets hosted locally and used locally are minified through the local ResourceLoader, but this is not the case when loading a gadget cross-wiki. The regular source code will still be available (I'll move it here also) no matter what. —Remember the dot (talk) 22:00, 25 November 2012 (UTC)


Request access to old username JpostlethwaiteEdit

I am a former employee at the Wikimedia Foundation. I would like to get access to my username:


I am using this account on Gerrit:,n,z

I would like to continue working on extensions in which I am the maintainer:

Note: When I try to reclaim with lost password, Mediawiki says it sent the password to my email, but nothing ever shows up. I believe it is going to my old employee email account.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jeremy.postlethwaite (talkcontribs) 17:30, 20 February 2013

The account is locked (log). We can't help you, you'll have to ask the stewards on metawiki and they'll probably have to check with the foundation. --Krenair (talkcontribs) 17:42, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, will check on metawiki. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jeremy.postlethwaite (talkcontribs) 18:05, 20 February 2013‎


Mark Extension:Education Program page for translationEdit

I would like to begin translating Extension:Education Program to Spanish language, but I need a Translation Admin or someone with permission to mark it for translation. Thanks. --Zerabat (talk) 17:56, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

  Done Petrb (talk) 08:52, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Hey, man, that was not the very best of you. This page is rather useful for translation admins. -- Ата (talk) 23:02, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Please block users for identity theft (falsely impersonating others) and repeated vandalismEdit

Hello - Can you please block the following users for repeated vandalism: Wiki Dick heads, Don't work for Skilled! , Abused by SKILLED. Please also block the following users: Pborobokas , A Pizzoni , Richard(E) Glover , Peter Eaves. These are false impersonations of staff members at SKILLED Group and the user is posting dafamatory comments. We know who is doing this and are following this up in Australia.- ltobrien

Hello. This does not appear to be happening on this wiki. Did you mean to post this on some other wiki? (in that case, we have no responsibility for it).--Jasper Deng (talk) 03:30, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Deletion requestEdit

Hello, I don't know whether it is the good place to ask, but could you delete this page ? Is is a (blanked) copy of this message. I did a mistake when saving it twice. Thanks in advance, NemesisIII (talk) 19:36, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

@NemesisIII:   Done. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 20:06, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Deletion request #2 - this time its serious....Edit

Hello, I also don't know whether this is the best place to ask, but please would you delete this page? It is deprecated and it's information duplicated and expanded upon here. Thanks in advance.

Might I also be made an administrator, or at least someone with permission to delete pages I have created to avoid needing to bother you guys in future? I would understand if you decline this second element of my request. :)


  Note: The best place to ask is on that particular wiki. This wiki is for the documentation of the MediaWiki software, and any requests here can and will only affect pages on the domain. If you have a problem with another wiki, you need to ask there. Since I see the domain for that wiki ends in ".local" either it is a company/intranet wiki or a wiki you installed locally for testing. Either way, see Help:Deleting a page for more information on how to delete pages. --Skizzerz 14:32, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
 N Not done - As said above, this wiki is for documentation of the MediaWiki software. We cannot delete pages on that wiki since we are not local administrators there. As it is on a .local domain name, we cannot access that wiki. You should navigate to Special:ListAdmins on that wiki and request one of them to delete it. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 19:10, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Wawa06's postsEdit

Can an administrator look into these LQT posts and maybe delete them? whym (talk) 09:18, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

  Done Someone else already deleted them, but I put a warning on the user's talk page. Will block if they continue. Thanks for reporting! --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 17:16, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protection of How to contributeEdit

Can you please semi-protect How to contribute and/or its translation pages for repeated vandalism? --Shirayuki (talk) 10:20, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Done on How to contribute. Which translation pages in specific? I don't have time to look at the revision histories of all of them. Or are they all in need of protection? --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 14:44, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
I think the latter. Thanks in advance. --Shirayuki (talk) 21:16, 30 May 2014 (UTC)
Translation pages can't be protected because they can't be edited (only Special:Translate can edit them). If vandalism is serious, we could recursively protect all translation unit pages. --Nemo 05:20, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, all unit pages should be protected recursively. e.g. be-tarask, ast
Done but I had forgotten cascading semiprotection is not possible. I did anyway because it doesn't prevent new translations, so we can bear for some time. --Nemo 09:30, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Undo the latest two edits on How to contribute/ksh (diff) --Shirayuki (talk) 08:56, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
From my point of few this semi-protedtion is just frustrating. since months I try to update the lb-version of this page.
If you really want me to give this up please delete as well all lb-translations already done on this page: How_to_contribute/lb. --Robby (talk) 10:51, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Mark for translationEdit

Could someone please mark the recent updates to Compatibility for translation? Please also keep an eye on Special:PageTranslation. whym (talk) 13:35, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

I just did a few dozens pages, but there were virtually no real changes and where there are some they are wrong (please check the current list). I expect this task to become easier for translation admins, hence faster on average, whenever gerrit:132636 is merged (it may take hours or years though, no idea). --Nemo 13:59, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Did you check this? It is a meaningful change and looks right to me. (I'm no expert on this topic, though.) whym (talk) 10:18, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Please block User:AtroPixEdit

Please block AtroPix for excessive vandalism on Multimedia/Media Viewer/de. e.g. [2], [3] --Shirayuki (talk) 01:31, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

I've put a warning on their talk page. If they persist, I'll block them. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 15:53, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Change Abuse filter block lengths to 3 months for IPs onlyEdit

I tried enabling automatic blocking for Special:AbuseFilter/28 but I forgot that this wiki hasn't configured $wgAbuseFilterAnonBlockDuration to be a finite duration yet. I think this would require at least some form of consensus. I am proposing 3 months because that is what I usually use for blocks of those spambots.--Jasper Deng (talk) 18:41, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

3 months is definitely better than infinite. There's quite a huge gap however from this and, say, the 24 hours of autoblock; you may want to consider if few weeks actually suffice, for such IPs (are they even static?). If you think 3 months is best, let's go for it for now. --Nemo 09:16, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Personally I think 1 month should be all that's necessary on automatic blocks. If an IP is seen to get automatically blocked more than once, a manual, longer block can be implemented. 3 months is just a bit long as far as automatic blocks go in my opinion. Whatever works best for everyone else is fine for me though. --GeorgeBarnick (talk) 18:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Support either 3 months or 1 month (don't care which). I had this same idea myself before I even saw this here. Jackmcbarn (talk) 01:50, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
I've opened bugzilla:70828. Jackmcbarn (talk) 15:04, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
  Done by Reedy. Jackmcbarn (talk) 19:29, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
We now have an example of a block to a "normal" IP which almost 3 months later blocked a good faith user: Special:AbuseFilter/24. Perhaps we should reduce to 1 month, as most people above seemed to be content with? Or we need to make sure that blocking filters don't block home/consumer dynamic IPs. --Nemo 07:24, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Delete user requestEdit

User: T816424

Please delete user account T816424 as created in error.

Apologies for the trouble. Thanks

We cannot and will not delete user accounts, for technical reasons.--Jasper Deng (talk) 20:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, it theoretically could be done, right? Leucosticte (talk) 18:27, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Technically it would be possible, but there is no reason to do so. And sysadmin is a usergroup "to perform actions for technical reasons". And i see no technical reason to do anything here :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 07:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
 N Not done see answer of Jasper Deng --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 06:21, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Import w:fr:Aide:Pywikipedia/interwiki.pyEdit

This page is a (partially) translated version of Manual:Pywikibot/ Could you import it as Manual:Pywikibot/ We don't need it anymore on Wikipedia, but it could still be useful for other projects. Thanks, Orlodrim (talk) 01:19, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

@Brion VIBBER, Legoktm, MZMcBride, Nemo bis, Skizzerz: Could one of you do this? Manual:Pywikibot/ doesn't use the Translate extension so this shouldn't really be a problem, afaics. Thanks, --Glaisher (talk) 07:54, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Orlodrim. Here you go: Manual:Pywikibot/ I only sort of fucked it up, nothing a quick page move couldn't fix... I've done much worse with the import tool. :-) Let me know if you wanted templates. (Thanks for the ping, Glaisher!) --MZMcBride (talk) 23:43, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Perfect, thanks. No additional templates are needed. Orlodrim (talk) 00:02, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
  Done then, thanks for response :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 08:22, 21 November 2014 (UTC)


Remove/reduce protection in How to contribute/Translations‎Edit

It isn't possible to update and create new translations to the page. Thanks, Eran (talk) 20:08, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Sorry, the protection reason seems to be still actual, maybe @Nemo_bis: can revisit this. (Protected "How to contribute/Translations": Excessive vandalism: High visibility page linked from the footer of all Wikimedia projects, (how to semiprotect recursively?), and a cascading protection is nly possible for full (only-admin) protection. The protection will expire 31 May 2015. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 07:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
  • We could try removing the protection. Shirayuki, is it still necessary? --Nemo 09:46, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Request block of User:Eye CompagnyEdit

Please block Special:Contributions/Eye Compagny for vandalism (see contributions) and unwanted username. It is a misspelling of a Dutch company called Eye Company. After being blocked on the Dutch Wikipedia for unwanted username, the user started vandalising here. After a short while the user stopped. However I don't think the user is planning on doing anything helpful for this project. Mbch331 (talk) 14:13, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

 N Not done -> "User account "Eye Compagny" is not registered." Can you check the username please? :) --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 14:24, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, made a small typo. It's Eye compagny (with a small c instead of capital C). Mbch331 (talk) 15:06, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
  Done -> --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 15:15, 5 March 2015 (UTC)


Please remember to watch this log: LQT vandalism is not visible in contributions and has no rollback/undo button. When you see LQT vandalism by a user or IP, remember to check both their contributions and logs. Should we ad monitoring of this log to some IRC channel? --Nemo 11:03, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

  Resolved now that there are no more LQT threads. Nemo 22:58, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Delete "coder" and "svnadmins" groupEdit

As Extension:CodeReview was migrated, coders and SVN admins have no rights related to CodeReview, though coders still have autopatrol right. Purpose to move all coders to "autoreview" user group, and then delete these two groups from (talk) 11:19, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi GZWDer. I think the "coder" user group is now gone from this wiki. "SVN admins" still exists. Please file a task in Phabricator to remove that user group. --MZMcBride (talk) 13:07, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Import a few b:en:User:Ivan Shmakov, b:ru:User:Ivan Shmakov subpagesEdit

Unless I be mistaken, the documentation for MediaWiki-related software is well within the scope of this wiki. Among such packages I was loosely working on last year (and hopefully will get back to somewhat later) are:

  • MediaWiki-API2 – a fork of the MediaWiki-API MediaWiki API interface for Perl;
  • a few command-line tools (including mwlist and mwpatch) employing this interface.

I have a couple of reasons to prefer this wiki rather than Wikibooks for working on the documentation for these packages. (One of the reasons being, obviously, Extension:Translate.) If it indeed fits the scope of the project, could someone please import the respective subpages (see below) from English Wikibooks into my “user space” here? (I will then request removal of these pages from the former location.)

One another package of such a kind is MW – a modular MediaWiki interface for GNU Emacs, whose documentation in Russian is now available from b:ru:Участник:Ivan Shmakov/MediaWiki как система управления редакциями. Curiously, does it make sense to move it here as well, or will it be, in essence, necessary to start this page anew in order to utilize Extension:Translate?

Anything else I should consider?

Thanks in advance.

Ivan Shmakov (dc) 17:50, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Remove adminship from old WMF staff accountsEdit

Purpose removing adminship from:

These users are no longer working for WMF and thus their office accounts are locked. So no reason for keeping their adminship. They can still use their adminship of their personal accounts e.g. Jorm (talk · contribs).--GZWDer (talk) 11:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi. It looks like Jalexander-WMF took care of this. --MZMcBride (talk) 13:05, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
  Done by @Jalexander-WMF:

Editing my user page has been identified as spamEdit

Can an admin take a look at it? Thanks! --Axil42 (talk) 08:53, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Was it identified automatically or deleted by an admin? What is the exact error message you get? --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 09:18, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
The user page and the talk page have not been deleted.--Syum90 (talk) 09:30, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Resolved by billinghurst.--Syum90 (talk) 11:12, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I had the same issue. This is what it said:

This edit has been identified as spam. If it is not spam, contact an administrator. However, if you attempt this edit again, your account or IP address will be automatically blocked by the abuse filter. Warning: This action has been automatically identified as harmful.

Could someone help me out? Achildofyhwh (talk) 00:38, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

I think, that talking about god and Jesus isn't the right topic for And promoting your website on your userpage without having any other contributions smells like ads, so please understand, that this edits on your user page were blocked correctly by abuse filter. Best, --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 05:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Request for unblock: alextifEdit

Hello. My account was blocked with my previous username : alextif. How can I have access to it, or was attached in it. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tifalex (talkcontribs)

There is no registered (and therefor, no blocked) user with the username alextifin this wiki. Please check the spelling. Btw. Registering a new account to bypass a block of a previous account isn't allowed and will result in a block of the new account. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 17:20, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
 N Not done: No response from requestor. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 09:17, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Delete Help:Logging in/sqEdit

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 07:36, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

  Deleted by Shirayuki‎.--Syum90 (talk) 10:04, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Request for comment: Participate in Code of conduct processEdit

Please participate in the ongoing work to develop a code of conduct, at Talk:Code of conduct for technical spaces/Draft. Thanks. Mattflaschen-WMF (talk) 04:09, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Delete Template:PD Help Page/core/voEdit

Not translated, test page.--Syum90 (talk) 08:33, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

  Done -> deleted --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 10:32, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Delete Category:Extensions by category/csEdit

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 07:09, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 09:15, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Delete Project:Language policy/aseEdit

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 07:14, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 09:15, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Request to publish a question on the support forumEdit

MoniSD (talk · contribs)

Could you please move this to the support forum. It gets marked as spam: Subject:DB Error when searching (v.1.24.3)

  Done See my answer here: Topic:Ss2uzf6aaghek1is --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 06:40, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
MoniSD (talk · contribs) I was able to post the question. Thank you so much!

Delete Download/tlEdit

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 08:21, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

  Done--Syum90 (talk) 10:10, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Delete How to become a MediaWiki hacker/ptEdit

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 09:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

  Done--Syum90 (talk) 10:10, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

 Broken Abuse FilterEdit

Hi guys, can you please have a look at the AbuseFilter and fix the wrong blocks, which it is making? E.g. see the block of my IP 88.130... from today (December 2nd), 13:30 o'clock. I was answering a support request on the Support Desk and in the answer I wanted to include a link to an older Support Topic. The topic name is one of these random numbers. As soon as I try to point to a topic, it incorrectly blocks me, telling me, I would be a spam bot doing a mass attack. It would be great, if this broken spam filter could be fixed, so that it at least properly allows links again. Cheers! Jörg -- 22:54, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Internal links inside also are not working correctly. This misconfiguration currently prevents me from helping users at the Support Desk. -- 15:45, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Hello! Thanks for mentioning the problem here, and sorry for any inconvenience :( I changed the filter to not block users anymore and the filter rules should be more specific when identifying the real spam and let you post links :) Please give me some feedback, if you still have problems :) Best! --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 16:45, 4 December 2015 (UTC)
Hi Florian,
it is better now, but the problem is not yet solved.
Links to Flow topics and internal links with twice two square brackets seem to be working correctly now.
What is not working yet, are external links to E.g. a link to api.php or a link to the history function with an old revision or so. -- 19:00, 4 December 2015 (UTC)


Remove User:Kate admin flagsEdit

I've just noticed I still have bureaucrat and sysop flags here. Since I'm no longer a sysadmin/developer and don't need them, would someone mind removing them? Thanks, Kate. 00:03, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Kate, it's always a pleasure and a honour to see you. It's very considerate of you to ask deflag, I've forwarded your request. See you around! Nemo 00:07, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
  Done, rights removed. Trijnstel (talk) 00:15, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Delete Help:VisualEditor/User guide/en-gbEdit

Not translated.--Syum90 (talk) 13:23, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

 N Not done. The page has a few valid translation units. e.g. 257 --Shirayuki (talk) 06:51, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Mark Manual:CategoryMembershipChanges for translationEdit

I have updated this page and the changes should be translated ASAP! :) Addshore (talk) 22:47, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

  Done by me --Shirayuki (talk) 06:54, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks! Addshore (talk) 15:54, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Remove adminship from old WMF staff accounts IIEdit

There are a couple more which are marked as WMF accounts on the respective user page, have not edited for over two years and were flagged without discussion due to staff status. Would be useful to unflag.
@Nemo bis: I've   Done those two. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 18:00, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Remove Flow of my talk pageEdit

Hello, it is that Flow is active in my talk page (no it did) and I do not want that system, can help me to remove it. Thank you. -- Alvaro Molina (Let's Talk) 21:42, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

@AlvaroMolina: You should be able to turn it off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures. Please let us know at Talk:Flow how you would improve the feature, or what you had problems with. Thanks! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 04:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): Hi, I want the same as Alvaro Molina; I've done as you said but my talk page is still a Flow page.--Syum90 (talk) 16:05, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@ Syum90: Fixed for you. As above, please give us any feedback at Talk:Flow that you can. Thanks. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:02, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): I deleted AlvaroMolina's talk page because it was still under Flow, and was showing under speedy deletion. It seems I also can't disable Flow by normal means for myself (the feature is added on all uncreated anon. talk pages, among other areas). Tropicalkitty (talk) 19:47, 11 April 2016 (UTC)
@Tropicalkitty: Now fixed that, too. (Using special:ChangeContentModel, as opposed to special:EnableFlow (this auto-archives existing content), both of which are available to admins on this wiki). Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): Thanks for letting me know about that. Tropicalkitty (talk) 17:55, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

@Quiddity (WMF): Thank you very much :-) I will provide my reasons at Talk:Flow as you asked.--Syum90 (talk) 06:42, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the help, my talk page returned to normal. Regards. --Alvaro Molina (Let's Talk) 18:27, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
I did it for you. --wargo (talk) 15:08, 17 May 2016 (UTC)
@Wargo: Thank you very much. Cheers, Mlpearc (open channel) 15:11, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

@Quiddity (WMF): So I've got User talk:MarcoAurelio/Archive 1 which is an old flow board. I changed its content model to wikitext, deleted it and... suprise! The flow board re-appeared. Can that be fixed? I repeated the process w/o deleting this time. Regards, MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:01, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Redlink talkpages are flow by default. If you want to keep that page as a wikitext page, the easiest solution is to either add some content (e.g. {{archive}}) or redirect it back to your existing talkpage. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:09, 11 July 2017 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): Thank you. Ah, so everything in User_talk: is now flow by default, even subpages? In that case I'll leave the page as it is now. Regards, MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:12, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Delete Talk:Technical Collaboration Guideline/VisionEdit

Please delete Talk:Technical Collaboration Guideline/Vision to make space for move from the actual talk page, which was moved and made orphan without reason (the new talk page is empty). Users expect to be able to find and follow comments to a page but outside the page itself in the standard ways (clicking the "Talk" tab, watchlisting the subject page) but the moving user declined to consider solutions for that problem. Nemo 08:30, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

I actually proposed a solution allowing to keep the default discussion pages based on Flow and the extra wikitext-based discussion pages created manually by a user, having both of them linked to each other and to their content page. I explained my reasoning to Nemo.--Qgil-WMF (talk) 08:51, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
 N Not done; I don't see a reason to fork the conversation away from the standard place. Also, please don't edit war, let alone to subvert this wiki's decision to use Flow by default on talk pages. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 14:55, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Consider importingEdit

Greetings, folks on enwiki have discussed whether en:Pygments is content more suitable for this project than the English Wikipedia. This is a question for this page I believe - if the answer is yes, can someone please import the contents from en:Pygments here? Once that is done - or if the answer is "no" - en:Pygments should be edited and {{Db-xfd}} added to it. Thanks! Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 10:12, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

 N Not done Extension:SyntaxHighlight already says all we need, for the rest there is . Nemo 12:03, 4 September 2016 (UTC)
And I have thus deleted the enwiki article. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 12:37, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Another broken AbusefilterEdit

Hello, I just report it : an user was catch by Special:AbuseFilter/43 Flow spam filter: low number of stopwords on topic Topic:Tbp3t0o9tjao4s4x. Thanks --Framawiki (talk) 08:05, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Just for info: The filter doesn't really consider other languages than English. This means, that languages other than english may trigger the filter for no valid reason :/ --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 05:24, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
From the abusefilter log I don't see many benefits from this filter: it seems to mostly catch non-English external links spam which should be caught for its URLs instead. Can we disable the warning? Nemo 09:51, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
  Done per above. --Nemo 17:46, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

New AbusefilterEdit

Can someone please set up an abusefilter that prohibits any form of garage door repair in the user space? This is ridiculous. Mainframe98 (talk) 06:36, 29 October 2016 (UTC)

  Done wargo (talk) 15:37, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Broken default gadget breaking a lot of site functionalityEdit

In non-debug mode I get this JavaScript error which breaks at least search box autocompletion, editing toolbar and hovercards. The error does not appear in debug mode. This is related to a gadget that is enabled for everyone. Nikerabbit (talk) 08:37, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

wmf17:11Uncaught Error: Unknown dependency: ext.gadget.enwp-boxes(…)sortDependencies @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki&only=scripts&skin=vector&version=0y4qflu:158sortDependencies @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki&only=scripts&skin=vector&version=0y4qflu:159(anonymous function) @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki&only=scripts&skin=vector&version=0y4qflu:159each @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki&only=scripts&skin=vector&version=0y4qflu:5resolve @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki&only=scripts&skin=vector&version=0y4qflu:159load @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=jquery%2Cmediawiki&only=scripts&skin=vector&version=0y4qflu:170(anonymous function) @ wmf17:11startUp @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=startup&only=scripts&skin=vector:66script.onload.script.onreadystatechange @ load.php?debug=false&lang=en&modules=startup&only=scripts&skin=vector:66
I can reproduce, after switching to Vector. Nemo 08:41, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
Well I fixed it on MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, but the cache hasn't updated yet...? Legoktm (talk) 08:41, 18 November 2016 (UTC)

A feedback, surprisingly "identified as SPAM", took me hereEdit

In response to a request for feedback, on the contents translation tool, in (the catalan Wikipedia) I just reported a problem (Subject "Tables translation"... or so) but, when sending it, I got a warning message saying that this had been identified as spam and suggesting that, if it wasn't, I should contact an administrator. The "user list" pages the message link took me to do recomend comming here for admin actions. My feedback provided links to original, translated and reconstructud pages, which would take me some effort to rebuild. Can someone do somethig for me: recover my contribution and take it to the proper destination? Thanks, --FranSisPac (talk) 17:24, 28 April 2016 (UTC) (also in ca:Usuari_Discussió:FranSisPac)


Flowbot flag for MediaWiki message deliveryEdit

The mass message bot has been flooding Recent changes lately whenever messages are being sent to Flow talk pages, can a bureaucrat please hand the flowbot flag to this bot so that this doesn't occur again? The bot already has the bot flag. Mainframe98 talk 09:26, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

@Mainframe98: Apparently flowbot doesn't actually do what it sounds like it does; there's a task, T119630, to fix the RC-flooding behaviour, which is unfortunately apparently not easy. I've asked the team to take a look. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 02:50, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Well that's disappointing. Thanks for the link, I've subscribed to the phabricator task. Mainframe98 talk 11:23, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Request wikibreak enforcementEdit

Hi. I request to block my account for wikibreak. Block time is three years. Please do not set autoblock. Thank you. --mirinano (talk) 15:36, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

  Done--Infinite0694 (talk) 17:40, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Botflag for User:Translation Notification BotEdit

This bot has the potential to add a bunch of messages to Special:RecentChanges when notifying users about translations. It in fact already has, when MediaWiki 1.29 was released. As it is part of the Translate extension and can be triggered by Translation Administrators by checking a box after marking a page for translation wouldn't it be better to have this bot flagged? Mainframe98 talk 14:02, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Good point.   Done Legoktm (talk) 16:24, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

New wikiEdit

I need help finding links to create my own wiki. Can somebody help me? --Brynda1231 (talk) 02:17, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

See Hosting. Mainframe98 talk 09:26, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Redirect override tool not workingEdit

As seen from my account logs, I've been moving the pages for early MediaWiki versions into their own pages rather than subpages of the Release notes pages. For the first two moves, MediaWiki 1.1 and MediaWiki 1.2, I was able to successfully delete the existing redirect and move the page to the new name with ease. However, for some reason, on MediaWiki 1.3 and up, I can no longer do this. Attempting to move Release notes/1.3 to MediaWiki 1.3 and delete the existing redirect at MediaWiki 1.3 results in an error saying that I do not have permission to do such. I've copy-pasted MediaWiki 1.3 and I need an admin to histmerge, but before copy-pasting all the other versions from 1.4 and up, I was wondering if someone would know what the problem here is. Thanks. Nestor Lozano (talk) 14:17, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

The moves are incorrect: Release notes are still published under that title, see for instance Release notes/1.29 vs. MediaWiki 1.29. Please revert. --Nemo 16:44, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
  Fixed again (per IAlex in 2009, inter alia). Nemo 17:57, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of subpagesEdit

Hello. I've archived Extension:Ads. Please delete Special:PrefixIndex/Extension:Ads/ as the template from Extension:Ads will display in the user language already. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 19:49, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Hey there. I'm not sure blanking the extension's page is the right approach here – don't we normally just mark it as unsupported? Happy to delete them all but can you link to equivalent examples? Don't want to set a new precedent without discussion. :-)
BTW, I think these kind of items should go on Project:Current issues – it's not a user rights request or other +bureaucrat task request, just a regular +sysop (well, +translateadmin) action thing. Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 00:16, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
  Done but by mere redirecting now that the page was removed from translation. Replacing content with the notice is an established practice for archived extensions, but no need to delete history. Nemo 06:27, 11 September 2017 (UTC)
Works for me. Thanks @Nemo bis, Jdforrester (WMF) for your help. I'll keep doing that. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:33, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Non-MW related manual talk pagesEdit

On manual talk pages which are not directly related to mediawiki, the MediaWiki:Editnotice-101 message which appear while editing should be replaced with another message(s). There are many Pywikibot manual talk pages; try to edit one of them, and you will see how irrelevant are the links in that message. --XXN (talk) 09:19, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

@XXN: Perhaps non-MediaWiki content shouldn't be in that namespace – would it be better to put pywikibot items in their own namespace? Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 00:26, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Testing search in deleted pages archiveEdit


During Wikimedia Hackathon 2016, the Discovery team worked on one of the items on the 2015 community wishlist, namely enabling searching the archive of deleted pages. Now we are ready to deploy this capability in production, and are asking admins of select wikis to test-drive this feature. After accommodating any feedback from this trial, we plan to deploy it on all wikis and enable it by default.

To test it on your wiki, please go to the Special:Undelete page, and add &fuzzy=1 to the URL, like this: Then search for the pages you're interested in. The results should show more results than before, due to using ElasticSearch indexing (via the CirrusSearch extension). If you find anything that is not right with the results, or that you want to be changed, please comment.

Please note that since Special:Undelete is an admin-only feature, this search capability is also only accessible to admins. CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:02, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Manual:Configuration settings/zh-hantEdit

I think, it's dormanted, it's just possible to use [4] which derived from Manual:Configuration settings/zh, I'm sorry that I can't place {{delete}} template because of "Translate in zh please." warning. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:46, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

  •   Done Keeping such pages doesn't cause great harm, but in this case the history didn't contain anything useful. Nemo 07:21, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Translations:Help:Login notifications/5/de (version 2697504)Edit

I can't say you how it happend but at the beginning of the version text is an insult at the begining of the version text. Maybe it was a hacker that added it but I don't know why it is there. The version should be deleted. Note: I didn't add the insult myself.

Now I know: It wasn't a hacker, it was the filter fuzzy from the URL. But why was it pasted?


Need Media wiki accessEdit

I am admin on wesrten punjabi wiki (pnbwiki) . I created some Media wiki gadgets for punjabi i.e ( it is for correcting punjabi words . Problem is that now I have not access in media wiki , so I can't made changes in this gadget , but we need changes and want update in this gadget , plz help me to solve this problem.--Abbas dhothar (talk) 08:42, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello Abbas dhothar, this page is only for requests pertaining to this specific wiki. For requests for userrights changes on other wikis, the page you need appears to be meta:Steward requests/Permissions. Sorry, and good luck! ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 17:04, 3 December 2018 (UTC)


Mark for translation requestEdit

Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019

I wish to support translating details related to the Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019, as this is a great new passage we are taking, and my request may include:

Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 04:34, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Are you sure this is about wargo (talk) 21:39, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@Omotecho:If you want to request for marking the page for translation, please request at meta:Translation_requests.--94rain Talk 15:44, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Oops, thank you for your reminder, and case clsoed for me. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 15:59, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

I will update a link to this page in a note on Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_example/ja; it should link to meta:Translation_requests, my mistake writing _marking for translation_ is handled here on this talk, and try to solve confusion. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 07:06, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Sitewide gadget edit requestEdit

Hi. For MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.js, there are a few checks that determine if the form should be displayed. However, it is still shown on soft redirects (eg API:Assert). Can the conditions be changed from

if (
	articleId === 0 ||                              // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                            // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 // Page must be in supported namespace
) {


if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0                      // Page must not be a soft redirect
) {

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 11:41, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done --wargo (talk) 21:08, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Sitewide gadget edit request #2Edit

Also, for the same script (MediaWiki:Gadget-userfeedback.js), I just realized that for hard redirects, such as, the form is still shown. Please change

var supportedNamespaces = [ 'API' ],
	validVotes = [ 'yes', 'no' ],
	articleId = mw.config.get( 'wgArticleId' ),
	namespace = mw.config.get( 'wgCanonicalNamespace' ),
	action = mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ),
	pageName = mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ),
	voteCookieName = 'vote_' + articleId;


var supportedNamespaces = [ 'API' ],
	validVotes = [ 'yes', 'no' ],
	articleId = mw.config.get( 'wgArticleId' ),
	namespace = mw.config.get( 'wgCanonicalNamespace' ),
	action = mw.config.get( 'wgAction' ),
	pageName = mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ),
	voteCookieName = 'vote_' + articleId,
	isRedirect = mw.config.get( 'wgIsRedirect' );


if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0                      // Page must not be a soft redirect
) {


if (
	articleId === 0 ||                                 // Page must not be a redlink
	action !== 'view' ||                               // Only show when reading article
	supportedNamespaces.indexOf( namespace ) === -1 || // Page must be in supported namespace
	$('#softredirect').length > 0 ||                   // Page must not be a soft redirect
	isRedirect                                         // Page must not be a hard redirect
) {

so that the form isn't shown on hard redirects. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 01:12, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

  Done --wargo (talk) 19:43, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Undeletion requestEdit

Please restore for phab:T230095. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:33, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

This was done, and subsequently deleted once the need was over. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 23:55, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Mark as translatable pageEdit

Hello. I'm looking for translations administrator to mark Extension:PortableInfobox as translatable.

Thank you, Rail01 (talk) 06:47, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Mainframe98 talk 10:08, 9 September 2019 (UTC)


Please keep an eye on Calvin. He's doing pretty much the same things here that got him blocked on Commons and enwiki. (Commons block just expired, but I imagine that won't last long..) Alexis Jazz (talk) 15:16, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

I deleted a few pages on impulse because they were added to Commons, but now I’m not so sure if there is consensus (by the Commons regulars) to have those files imported over there. Sorry, I wasn’t aware about this situation until an hour ago. Tropicalkitty (talk) 06:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tropicalkitty: Did the same; I have restored the 2 files I deleted, as well as File:Readmore- desktop- prototype.png, which was deleted by @Tulsi Bhagat. I left File:Logo The Technical Wishes Project (with background).svg deleted though; no objections if its restored, but I don't see anything worth keeping. Anyway, I suggest that, to be on the safe side, we just keep the files here. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:45, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
IMO, no issue here deleting the local files (screenshot of a web page of a Wikimedia Foundation project) which are already available on Commons and is acceptable. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 07:38, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Request for helpEdit

I translated Help:RevisionDelete(Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/1/Zh,Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/Page Display Title/Zh), but there seems to be no Help:RevisionDelete /zh. --Catherine Laurence (discussion) 12:33, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

@Catherine Laurence: Bad links: Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/1/zh, Translations:Help:RevisionDelete/Page display title/zh, Help:RevisionDelete/zh. 94rain created the page with null edit this afternoon. —Eihel (talk) 17:26, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence, Eihel: Known issue. See task T235027 and related ones. Extension:Translate got broken somehow. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:32, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
@Catherine Laurence: Extra information: procedure for the null edit. —Eihel (talk) 00:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)


Xzvcxv-zxv45a seems to be here only for vandalism, judging by the edits the user made. Calvinkulit (talk) 09:03, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Blocked and deleted the pages they created. In the future, these reports should go on Project:Current issues. ディノ千?!☎ Dinoguy1000 09:23, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
@Dinoguy1000: For the technical staff of the site (admin, crats and TA), seeing the archives, it is apparently the right place to make this request. The other Project doesn't contain any such requests. Cordially. —Eihel (talk) 11:07, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

spam deletionEdit

please delete Topic:Vcgwo3a79vsegtsv. if this is not the right place to ask, sorry. in this case, can you be so kind and move it to the right place? peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 22:01, 6 December 2019 (UTC)

Already done by Clump --DannyS712 (talk) 22:57, 6 December 2019 (UTC)


Please protect User:KillarneeEdit

Please protect so that this page can only be created by administrators. Thanks, --Killarnee (T12) 15:05, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

  Done, let us know if you want the protection removed --DannyS712 (talk) 15:07, 19 March 2020 (UTC)