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Proposal: Add Template:Hubs to the main page

Want (talkcontribs)

Propose add Template:Hubs into Template:Main page as first template after info box, because it's very important hub for advanced users, which found specific information about the MediaWiki engine. This web site is not for inocent users. It's website for developeres, admins and translators of MediaWiki.

Today, I am tryed go to page Project:Translation/cs from my cellular phone. Mobile skin hasn't the left menu and it was very depressive for me, because I has problem find link, which I want add to the User_talk:Rebulka. I every finished on the anothers pages – Project:Language policy, or manual pages of the Extension:Translate. It's all right, but informations about conventions of marking isn't there. Page Project:Translation/cs is based on my experiences, and intended primarily for the beginners.

But it's not just about the translators.

My suggestion is very urgents, because from the time what the mobile design use, I am seeing a noticeable decline in new volunteers willing to contribute to the content of And the main reason for this by my mind is that access to content important for hims is not as intuitive as it could be.

APaskulin (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @Want, Thanks for your comment. Template:Main page already has sections for system administrators ("Set up and run MediaWiki"), users ("Edit and use MediaWiki"), and developers ("Develop and extend code"). For translators, Template:Main page links to How to contribute (from "Get involved as a translator, designer..." ), which then links to the Translator hub. But it seems like these links are not as clear as they could be.

Can you say more about what links you look for on the Main page? Would breaking up "Get help and contribute" into two sections make contributing information more visible?

Want (talkcontribs)

By my mind is need strip with links as Template:Hubs for example.

I have prepared a series of screenshots from my mobile phone for demonstrate, but to explain it want to create a comprehensive text to show specifically what the problem is. I have to concentrate on that, but for now I am busy, because do important changes in my extension, which I use for just such purposes (demonstration bugs on screenshots for example).

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Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program Submissions

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

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Mdaniels5757 (talkcontribs)


Apologies if this is the wrong place, I couldn't find an administrator's noticeboard. A user who created their account via w:en:WP:ACC is running in to a block creating their local account here. Could an admin please go to Special:CreateLocalAccount and create an account for Leezook4? You can reference ACC request #330452 in the reason field if you like.


Pppery (talkcontribs)

Yes Done

Your wiki will be in read only soon

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

Trizek (WMF) (Discussion) 21:20, 27 February 2023 (UTC)

Jingxingtv (talkcontribs)
Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Can you actually understand what the message says?

My IP on Meta Wiki and Wikipedia (Chinese) is blocked, how to unblock it

维基佛祖 (talkcontribs)

My IP on Meta Wiki and Wikipedia (Chinese) is blocked, how to unblock it

Syunsyunminmin (talkcontribs)
维基佛祖 (talkcontribs)

Yes, I am a Chinese mainland user and I use a proxy server.

Promote WikiShootMe.js user script as Gadget

Gopavasanth (talkcontribs)

I am writing to request the promotion of the WikiShootMe.js user script as a Gadget on Wikipedia. The WikiShootMe.js user script is a useful tool that allows users to quickly access the Wikishoot tool page, which displays Wikidata items, Wikipedia articles, and Commons images with coordinates on the same map, won the Coolest Tool Award in 2021.

The user script takes latitude and longitude coordinates from a Wikipedia page and redirects the user to the Wikishoot tool page. This can be very useful for editors who need to quickly locate images and other media related to a particular location.

The WikiShootMe.js user script has been developed and tested by myself and other users, and we believe it meets the criteria for promotion as a Gadget on Wikipedia. I have provided a link to the script below, along with an installation guide for interested users:

Script link: User:Gopavasanth/UserScripts/WikiShootMe.js

Installation guide: User:Gopavasanth/UserScripts

More about the tool: WikiShootMe on Meta-Wiki.

Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further information.



Pppery (talkcontribs)

What does this have to do with Cross-wiki gadgets aren't a thing.

Gopavasanth (talkcontribs)

Hi @Pppery, updated the above links to please verify and provide your thoughts. Thanks for the catch!

Pppery (talkcontribs)

That didn't answer my question. This is the village pump for issues affecting The script you wrote AFAIK has no relevance to the scope of, so why did you post this here rather than on Wikipedia?

Gopavasanth (talkcontribs)

Important: Admin activity review (2022)

MarcoAurelio (talkcontribs)


A global policy regarding the removal of advanced permissions (i.e. administrator, bureaucrat, interface administrator, etc.) from inactive users was adopted by community consensus in 2013. For this policy, inactivity is defined as having zero (0) edits and zero (0) administrative actions on the wiki for the last two years.

According to this policy, the stewards will review the activity of users with advanced permissions on public wikis without a local inactivity policy. This wiki opted-in per consensus in August 2020.

To the best of our knowledge, the following users with advanced permissions are inactive (data as of January 1st, 2023):

  • Ainz Ooal Gown
    last edit: 2020-07-29
    last logged action: 2020-07-30
  • Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
    last edit: 2020-04-12
    last logged action: 2010-08-02
  • Dereckson
    last edit: 2020-10-03
    last logged action: 2018-04-17
  • Eloquence
    last edit: 2020-09-29
    last logged action: 2015-06-24
  • Flominator
    last edit: 2020-03-21
    last logged action: 2018-04-06
  • Jackmcbarn
    last edit: 2020-10-03
    last logged action: 2020-09-14
  • Krenair
    last edit: 2020-05-25
    last logged action: 2019-12-22
  • LlamaAl
    last edit: 2018-09-23
    last logged action: 2020-04-19
  • Pchelolo
    last edit: 2020-04-06
    last logged action: 2019-06-14
  • PiRSquared17
    last edit: 2020-09-26
    last logged action: 2020-09-20
  • Siebrand
    last edit: 2020-02-07
    last logged action: 2015-09-09
  • Sumanah
    last edit: 2020-09-23
    last logged action: 2014-04-15
  • Titoxd
    last edit: 2020-08-03
    last logged action: 2008-08-01
  • Vogone
    last edit: 2019-03-03
    last logged action: 2020-10-20

The users listed above will receive shortly a notification on their local talk pages, asking them to respond here if they wish to keep all or some of the advanced permissions they hold. If the users do not respond by 2023-03-26, their advanced permissions will be removed by the stewards without further notice.

The following users, although inactive per policy, have been excluded from the list as they are current WMF employees and may be in need of advanced permissions. Please check with them if they still need them or if they shall be transfered to their work accounts instead:

  • Brion VIBBER
  • Guillom
  • Varnent

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. You may also post a message in the stewards' noticeboard.

Yours sincerely.

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2607:FEA8:780:3620:10AF:7839:D80B:27FC (talkcontribs)

hi there! i wanted to add a quick explanation to Extension:GoogleDocs4MW on the "google docs key," as answered on the discussion page, but i can't publish bc software is detecting an external link and i'm an ip address. could someone with correct perms drop it on there?

The Google Docs' key is the ID, encoded in the URL. For example,  <code><nowiki></nowiki></code> has ID <code>3ckYOu8kuIfBzbu-Dtu9XwGHUnUJG32PK7wHe5xMv3VG</code>

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

Done (talkcontribs)

tyvm! hopefully that spares others from my confusion

I want to apply for the permission of "translation administrator", but I don't know what to write on the application page.

维基佛祖 (talkcontribs)

I want to apply for the permission of "translation administrator", but I don't know what to write on the application page.

P858snake (talkcontribs)

The why you want to apply for the usergroup would be a start.

维基佛祖 (talkcontribs)

Is there a template for applying for permission?