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Links in comments on the prototype page

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Wikkiwonkk (talkcontribs)

I'm trying to add my thoughts to the second prototype feedback page and want to include three links to illustrate what I am talking about. I gave me an error saying external links are forbidden, but to make a request here.

Two links are to the desktop improvements features page right here on mediawiki.org and the third is to a screenshot I put on imgur.com. I didn't think uploading a screenshot is a good use of MediaWiki disk (and filename) space.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Hello! I've added an exception for that page. You can now post links there

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

"I didn't think uploading a screenshot is a good use of MediaWiki disk (and filename) space." - not really, Commons has >80 million screenshots and adding one more isn't going to make a difference. I would rather have you upload to Commons rather than imgur, because not only is it related to WMF, imgur links can go down.

Wikkiwonkk (talkcontribs)

Good to know. I have uploaded it to Commons and edited my feedback section appropriately. Thanks.

Reorganize sections in Manual:Configuration settings

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Shirayuki (talkcontribs)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Maybe, but that patch won't go out until MediaWiki 1.37, so the documentation would be confusingly different from "reality" for all sysadmins for nearly a year from now. Perhaps we should wait?

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

But then people can download the alpha version of MediaWiki 1.37 even now...

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sure. People can also run rm -rf on their servers. We very strongly discourage that and don't support them, either.

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

Of course, you don't have to support rm -rf since that has nothing to do with MediaWiki. All I was saying is that since the possibility of downloading the alpha version of MW1.37 exists right now, it is not a bad idea to start updating documentation (after all, one can segregate for MW1.36 and below and MW1.37+ - this approach is followed elsewhere as well).

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I think people may navigate through our pages looking for settings to configure related to a specific area (security, database, etc).

If this reorganization was done, it was done because the previous categorization was wrong, outdated or not practical. It doesn't change the meaning of the affected settings. It just puts them to where really belong. Thus, I think the change is beneficial for everyone even if they don't run our current master.

What's the problem if they don't actually match what their DefaultSettings.php say? None that I'm thinking of. I don't even think people will look for matching that categorization on a code file on this wiki. What's the benefit? Better grouping of those settings to find them easier.

For me, I support this change now.

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Shirayuki (talkcontribs)
Legoktm (talkcontribs)
Harej (talkcontribs)

I have disabled the bot in the meantime while this gets addressed.

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MediaWiki maintenance scripts documentation

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Jayprakash12345 (talkcontribs)
Jayprakash12345 (talkcontribs)

(Small update) Grants team confirmed the proposal's eligibility for Round 2, 2021.

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I am looking to add A Brand in this page https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Professional_development_and_consulting

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Amolbraves (talkcontribs)

I am looking to add Braves Technologies to this page as they come under same category.

Clump (talkcontribs)

There is no evidence of any specific effort at mediawiki-related support from there.

Shirayuki (talkcontribs)

Download says:

To browse, including even older versions, see the tags of the Git repository.

But there are no tags in the repository.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

Where was the change discussed?

Mainframe98 (talkcontribs)
Wiki13 (talkcontribs)
Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

OK, well I thought a change as major as the logo would be advertised more widely (SiteNotice?), as somehow I've missed this again. Edit: I've actually voted on the Round 1 proposals, hmm.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It was in a site notice (or maybe two two?) here over several weeks. But it was also months ago, and memories fade.

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)
Legoktm (talkcontribs)

It was on wikitech-l, which is really the mailing list of record for MediaWiki.

Leaderboard (talkcontribs)

I would have expected it to be also on mediawiki-announce, as this change impacts basically everyone.

Legoktm (talkcontribs)

That list is described as "Low-traffic list for announcements of new MediaWiki releases and security updates." - this doesn't seem to match that description. Anyways, it'll get included in tomorrow's security release announcement.

Elli (talkcontribs)

Yeah, some people I've talked to didn't know about it (and they manage Wikis).


Regardless, it's a nice logo.

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

It's a, well... strange day to change the logo. April Fool's day :)

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Elli (talkcontribs)

Announced on April 1.

Tacsipacsi (talkcontribs)

That was actually well into April 1 here in Central Europe (UTC+2)… Good thing I’m so lost with time due to sitting in my room almost 24/7 for a year now that I didn’t even think about this being an April Fool’s day thing. 😉 (But seriously, some notice a few days ago at least here on Village Pump would have been useful.)

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

I can also see "2021-04-01" as the announcement date on the main page (in the news section)

Elli (talkcontribs)

Yup. Looked like a joke. Oh well lol

Tropicalkitty (talkcontribs)

I had no idea about this change either, but the logo looks nice.

Elli (talkcontribs)

I thought I was being trolled for a second, lol

PerfektesChaos (talkcontribs)

April Fool's day has been my first thought as well.

  • Even more since site logo has not been changed the same day. Right now it is the yellow flower with brackets.
  • Deployment should have been synchronized, site logo first, and never ever do someting serious on April 1st.

I almost reverted my colleague who updated our templates today.

Peculiar Investor (talkcontribs)

Count me among those thinking April fools. This morning my favicon updated but the actual logo hadn't changed. Since I generally don't land on the MediaWiki main page I didn't see the announcement and had to search around to find the explanation.

I also had to Ctrl+F5 to force a refresh before the new logo appeared.

Agreed that regardless, it's a nice logo.

Elli (talkcontribs)

It has been updated. Clear your cache.

PerfektesChaos (talkcontribs)

Ah, okay, but it updated now without clearing my cache. Something happened very recently.

Elli (talkcontribs)

Yup.

Peculiar Investor (talkcontribs)

The new logo and favicon still are not displaying in Chrome on my iPad, so maybe the cache busting settings are not working as expected.

Elli (talkcontribs)

Oh well, enjoy the nostalgia?

Logo is shown as text and not as a picture in navbar

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84.227.18.159 (talkcontribs)

Hello guys

i want to put a Logo into the navbar. I'm using the Tweeki skin. When i follow this guide, the text (File:MYFILE.png)is shown in the bar and not the logo.

Tweeki-navbar-brand: {{SITENAME}}

Content of the 'brand' link. You can also use a image, e.g. set the content of the message to File:MYFILE.png (without brackets) and costumize size and positioning for .navbar-brand img.

(The site of the link is not mine)

82.127.218.230 (talkcontribs)

Hi,

I have the same issue, did you find the culprit?

2A00:23C6:11B:E001:6526:432A:6921:4DDF (talkcontribs)

Did anyone find out how to do this?

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A gadget tool adding structured descriptions to Wikimedia Categories

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Summary by Csisc

A tool should be approved by the community of every Wikimedia project.

Csisc (talkcontribs)

Hello,

I have developed a gadget tool named StructuredCategories that allows to generate a structured description for a Wikimedia Category (e.g. Categories in Wikipedia, Wikinews, Wikispecies and other Wikimedia projects) based on the most common Wikidata statements of its direct members. The JavaScript Source Code is available at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Csisc/StructuredCategories.js. I ask if this tool can be added to Preferences in Wikimedia Projects.

Dinoguy1000 (talkcontribs)

Each community must decide for itself whether and how it will use that gadget; to that end, you'll have to start a discussion on each community you want to see the gadget used on (for example, for English Wikipedia, the appropriate venue would probably be the technical village pump).

Csisc (talkcontribs)

Excellent. I will do this.

Dmusicd (talkcontribs)

Hi!

I wrote a whole wikipedia article but unfortunately can't publish it due to the following error:

We're sorry, your edit was not saved as it matched the rule: Prevent new users from creating articles in mainspace. This usually happens because the type of edit you made is often done by vandals and spammers. If that is not the case, we apologise.

Would anyone be so kind to help me figure out how to publish articles for review. I would love to finish the one I'm working on. Thank you in advance!

Clump (talkcontribs)

The page you are trying to create is out of scope for this wiki. Please read Project:About.