At https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:SSTflyer we currently see:
What you see on this page was copied from //meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SSTflyer.
What you see on this page was copied from meta.wikimedia.org.
What you see on this page was copied from https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SSTflyer.
What you see on this page was copied from Meta-Wiki.
What you see on this page was copied from m:User:SSTflyer.
I think any of these alternatives would be better than the current link text. My preference is probably "meta.wikimedia.org" or "Meta-Wiki".
Please avoid any use of the word "copied". That is also confusing and incorrect in the current message. A copy implies two things, both of which are untrue:
- A manual or semi-automated copy action was executed by someone.
- The copy will not stay in sync with the original.
We don't refer to Commons file pages as "copies" on each wiki, either.
So far we don't have any reason to believe that users interpret the term "copy" this way in this context; better file alternative suggestions, along with e.g. real-life examples of why they're needed, in a separate report, and continue the discussion there. Let's focus on changing one thing at a time.
How about "is mirrored" instead of "was copied"? e.g.
What you see on this page is mirrored from https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SSTflyer.
(Though I don't know how translatable that will be...?)
If not, do you have a recommendation?
note: Existing translations are at https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=Special%3ATranslations&message=Globaluserpage-footer&namespace=8 in case that helps
True. We currently write This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons. in (e.g.) Enwiki and Metawiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Sharedupload-desc-here and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Sharedupload-desc-here
This is a slightly customized local variant of the default string This file is from $1 and may be used by other projects. translatewiki
I don't think we can adapt this message for GUP; it is useful to have the clarification of "mirrored" or similar for GUP.
This works for me. Using the canonical URL, it would be:
The current content of this page comes from https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Example.
Would you continue to link to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Help:Extension:GlobalUserPage?