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"Other languages" section in side bar is empty on Special:RecentChanges of Minangkabau Wikipedia
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Description

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:

  • The language selector doesn't show the list Recent Changes in other languages

Expected Results:

  • The language selector shows the list Recent Changes in other languages

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptMay 5 2019, 2:02 AM
cahyo.ramadhani renamed this task from Language selector doesn't show in Recent Changes of Minangkabau Wikipedia to Language selector doesn't appear in Recent Changes of Minangkabau Wikipedia.May 5 2019, 2:03 AM
Aklapper renamed this task from Language selector doesn't appear in Recent Changes of Minangkabau Wikipedia to "Other languages" section in side bar is empty on Special:RecentChanges of Minangkabau Wikipedia.May 5 2019, 9:28 AM
Restricted Application added a project: Growth-Team. · View Herald TranscriptMay 5 2019, 9:28 AM

Hmm, adding &uselang=qqx to the URL, the section shows uls-plang-title-languages so I assume it's UniversalLanguageSelector related.

Amire80 added a subscriber: Amire80.May 5 2019, 6:46 PM

Did it work recently?

Special:RecentChanges and other special pages are actually not supposed to be interlanguage links. Wikipedias in some languages do have interlanguage links on this page, but this is a hack, that can be achieved by writing a list of all the languages at MediaWiki:Recentchangestext. This can be done by a user with sysop or editinterface rights.

I see that interlanguage links were removed from this page in 2013, so it probably doesn't work since then.

You can do this hack yourself and restore a list of languages by editing that page, although I don't quite recommend it because it is not a proper MediaWiki software feature and it may be difficult to maintain. I can also add that perhaps it's time to consider again to make it possible to add interlanguage links to special pages using Wikidata sitelinks. Such a proposal failed in 2014, but it's been five years since then so maybe it's time to try again.

I have started a discussion in case the community wants to revive the interlanguage links. If they decide so, at least they know what to do now.

Thank you @Amire80