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Use on-wiki messages for category configuration
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Instead of $wgBabelCategoryNames and $wgBabelMainCategory, local MediaWiki namespace pages should be used for configuration, to avoid unnecessarily long arrays of configuration (it's often the same on wikis in the same language, so those message could then be translated on TWN).

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 21 2014, 11:57 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz31074.

I think we once had this, and it was then put in configuration. Not sure why/when/by whom. Best check the svn log.

robert wrote:

I intentionally moved this in to LocalSettings.php configuration.

Changing the category names can potentially trigger the autocreation of several tens of thousands of categories, so is not an action that should be taken with haste or to risk administrators making a mistake on or edit warring over.

(Closing WONTFIX.)

Iniquity reopened this task as Open.EditedSep 7 2017, 1:14 PM
Iniquity subscribed.

We need to have readable categories for Wikimedia Projects.

Aklapper triaged this task as Low priority.Feb 4 2022, 8:11 PM
Aklapper changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Feature Request".

Change 881944 had a related patch set uploaded (by Pppery; author: Pppery):

[mediawiki/extensions/Babel@master] Add capability to override babel categories on wiki

Change 881944 merged by jenkins-bot:

[mediawiki/extensions/Babel@master] Add capability to override babel categories on wiki

Pppery closed this task as Resolved.EditedFeb 17 2023, 1:12 AM

If you think the patch I wrote for this ticket isn't sufficient, feel free to reopen and unassign me.