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Summary by Arlo Barnes

moved discussion to Commons

Alva2004 (talkcontribs)

In my svg picture above the angle is denoted by φ but in the png-previews it shows up as ϕ. Is it possible to correct this? --~~~~

Arlo Barnes (talkcontribs)

New Entry for Alan Mann Helicopters

2600:1700:1151:C09F:7D30:FC86:872A:7B67 (talkcontribs)

Check out The Sweeney, Season 3, Episode 3 (on Britbox via Amazon Prime US, it's at time marker 43:23). I see no way to update the page. The link to that page is here; {your website}?title=Category:Alan_Mann_Helicopters (I cannot put the entire link as I get a 'linkspam' warning even if the link is to your own site)

Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

No, the link you wanted to post is not to our own site. You can see this site is "", not the site you wanted to post the link to (although we use the same software). Please, find another way to contact administrators on that site. (talkcontribs)

I read a lot by night time, four screens makes too much glare

I wish wikipedia had the same some other web pages have, a night mode.

something to make less white on the screen when we don't want it there

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)
ReLaYy (talkcontribs)

My eyes get damaged by the light mode in Wiki

how to enable the new page., RSS feed and Embeded HTML in 1.27

Summary last edited by Clump 13:41, 27 June 2020 2 years ago

Belongs to Project:Support desk.

PrathapM13 (talkcontribs)

we are migrating the mediawiki from 1.13 to 1.27.

as part of this we are trying to add below new enhancements as well

1) Open new page functionality 2) Rss feed support 3) Embedded html for media inclusion

kindly provide me the instructions to enable them

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
PrathapM13 (talkcontribs)

Sure, i will remove the comments here thanks for providing the right directions

Uniqueantique (talkcontribs)

would like some insights on certain aispects and other information pertaining to whom i may go to for help.

APaskulin (WMF) (talkcontribs)
Uniqueantique (talkcontribs)

honestly I do not truly know exactly what I am looking for. I have too many things going on and trust nobody.

APaskulin (WMF) (talkcontribs)

No problem. I'll resolve this for now.

Sthembiso2004makae (talkcontribs)

Hi im new here so i dont really know that how does this wiki media functions so any help/ tips that i can get from u guys plz

Jtm-lis (talkcontribs)
Sady Coly (talkcontribs)

Bonsoir les gars je ne comprends pas comment utiliser ce média wiki aidé moi svp

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It feels weird to me that it would be the first item in the list, honestly. Just my 2c anyway.

Sindhi language (sd) translation of MediaWiki

JogiAsad (talkcontribs)

Kindly translate this MediaWiki to Sindhi language, or include Sindhi language in media wiki.

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)
JogiAsad (talkcontribs)

@User:Qgil-WMF, I have reviewed the Translation of MediaWiki in Sindhi. and Kindly guide me where can I translate mor in Sindhi Language for MediaWiki.

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Special:MyLanguage and anchored links

Kaganer (talkcontribs)
Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

You're right. Usually, when the target page is translatable, we place some additional untranslatable anchors for the purpose of linking. We should probably migrate Communication to Translate, do you volunteer for the migration? ;)

Kaganer (talkcontribs)

Why not? This may be useful experience.

Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

Nice! Reading the tutorial should probably be enough; when you have some free time, if you prepare the page for translation I can then mark ("approve") it and then you can import the old translations where possible. (For the following times a bureaucrat should definitely give you translation admin flag.) Let me know,

Kaganer (talkcontribs)

Please check my chsnges.

Current issues:

  1. link to template {{MediaWiki Introduction}} (how to mark subpage as optional element ?)
  2. link to template {{Irc}} (keeping as is)
  3. how to make a localized categories? (I recently saw somewhere a template for this, but I can not find now)
  4. need remove old language section at the bottom (saved until the migration)
  5. how to import the old translations in semi-automatic mode?
Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

Whoops, already approved. :-)

  1. That's the correct way, translator can leave "en" if template doesn't exist in that language (better to document at /qqq for that unit). Template:Translatable navigation template attempts some magic.
  2. Ok.
  3. There's a template on translatewiki: and one on wm2012:, I don't remember here.
  4. Removed now.
  5. There's no way I'm afraid, for individual pages... Maybe we could figure out some semi-automated way to mark and import pages with a pattern (I proposed configuration pages). Now it's some manual work. I'm also unsure if the links to etc. have something translatable; if translations didn't alter names, they can be removed from translation and made static I guess.

Edit: note that FuzzyBot is supposed to pass and update the subpages (i.e. override with the English version until translation are re-added) but there's currently some problem with the job queue so it didn't yet; translation works, though.

Kaganer (talkcontribs)

About links to etc. - i agree, this should be untranslatable section. How to exclude it correctly?

Nemo bis (talkcontribs)

I've just removed it from translation tags. I don't know if this gives problems on right-to-left languages, maybe some directionality fix will be needed there. Are you also importing the old translations?

Kaganer (talkcontribs)

Translating status:

  • all from old translations imported (partially, what was here)
  • full done: cs, da, en, es, fr, pl, ru
  • in progress after importing: de, fi, ja, oc
Kaganer (talkcontribs)

Maybe you also do finish one translation, e.g. /it?

Kaganer (talkcontribs)

See "Template:Langcat", transferred from

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

Yes, this page is now a lot more cluttered than it used to be. However, I wanted to make sure we have all the relevant pages identified, put in context and linked. Before it would take a lot of experience for a newcomer to find those pages (a paradox). Now we are closer to this goal.

There next step is to work on one and only one landing page for each section. Then we can move many of the details to a visible "How to contribute" section in each of those pages" leaving here the very basic introduction for each section, a link to a main page and perhaps just an extra link to a popular / catchy destination within that topic.

This post was posted by Qgil-WMF, but signed as Qgil.

Qgil-WMF (talkcontribs)

There is still one section missing: Promotion. But before we need to have a landing page for that. This will be my next task, related to Groups/Proposals/Promotion.

And there is one section we could get rid of: Donate. The link is good, but it can simply go in the first paragraph of the page, that I still want to polish a bit. Imagine a sentence like

You can edit, you can donate, and you can also contribute your technical skills in many ways.

This post was posted by Qgil-WMF, but signed as Qgil.

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