Tue, Jun 18
Chipping in: I agree that we should use "unlink" icon rather than "rubbish
bin" icon for removing a hyperlink.
Jun 10 2019
There's a Wikimania 2019 submission about Lexemes, by @Fnielsen : https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Languages/Wikidata_lexemes
May 23 2019
I'll be interested in participating in this small wiki toolkit hackathon. At the Cantonese Wikipedia we've been trying to build bots to generate league tables of best contributors and automate some routine maintenance, and it'll be nice to see whether other wikis have done similar things so we don't repeat ourselves.
Apr 18 2019
Apr 17 2019
Hi all. I think we do need a central discussion thread to make design decisions for Mobile VE, and I don't mind continuing here.
Apr 13 2019
I tested these on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Android 8.0.0. Chrome and
Samsung Browser gave the same behaviour.
Mar 27 2019
Yep, it works now, thank you!
Mar 26 2019
Ah, I'm very sorry. No I wasn't using the beta app. I'll wait till the
proper roll-out and test again.
No this has not been fixed: e.g.
Mar 14 2019
Thanks. I take your word for it that editing a section on the same page
will be *faster* than loading the section editor on a fresh screen. The
design intent is to reduce client load by putting as little of the page as
practical in edit mode.
Feb 24 2019
@ppelberg / @Whatamidoing-WMF : Sorry for the British understatement. By "fine" and "alright" in (1) VE-Gboard interaction, (2) formatting and linking, and (3) Citoid, I meant that all features I tried behaved as expected, and to my satisfaction.
Feb 13 2019
A few thoughts so far.
Feb 8 2019
@Whatamidoing-WMF : Deryck here. Am up for trying it myself and inviting other Cantonese Wikipedia editors to take part. What should I do?
Jan 26 2019
Jan 17 2019
Please, please, please don't ever rename yuewiktionary to zh_yuewiktionary.
It is zh_yuewiki that should be renamed yuewiki, not the other way round
Jan 16 2019
Actually there is already a separator: a spacebar.
The spelling variant ambiguity caused a knock-on problem: a number of property proposals for phonetic transcriptions (for languages whose orthography doesn't give much information about pronunciation, e.g. Chinese) have been rejected with reasons along the lines of "they should be spelling variants". Some clarity is needed on this.
Jan 12 2019
Dec 18 2018
@Tgr: Can you please confirm what the latest state of affairs is? Has
unblock-self been removed from all WMF wikis? Are blocked sysops allowed to
block the sysop who blocked them, as of now?
Dec 14 2018
There's a parallel discussion about this on the Wikitech-Ambassadors mailing list, where an interesting idea was raised:
Dec 13 2018
Dec 10 2018
Nov 26 2018
Nov 18 2018
Depending on the specifics of "reauthentication", this may be a duplicate of T203256.
Oct 4 2018
Hi. Just adding a comment to say that the geonotice maintainers on the English Wikipedia also use wp-world to produce a map of existing geonotices.
Sep 5 2018
Thanks James, that sounds reasonable. I think Ryan's proposal is a fine
solution - we can allow sections to be edited while freezing references
that are reused elsewhere on the page, preventing them from being deleted.
Sep 4 2018
Great. It looks like the bot hasn't edited anything since last week's tests
though? Is it supposed to start scanning mainspace pages for dead links to
Aug 31 2018
Aug 26 2018
WikiLove is now turned on. I'm marking this as resolved. Thanks everyone for the work.
Aug 23 2018
Please change it to
Agree - the language tag on Wikidata should be made to align with ISO 639 even where the siteID doesn't.
I've given it autopatrolled + confirmed flags for 24 hours and it managed to save the pages. I think the test worked. @shinjiman - I think this bot is good to go.
I did a small batch run with a few featured and formerly featured articles:
Aug 22 2018
I agree with the comments above that until a separate machine translation engine is available for Cantonese, it can be useful to display a machine translation from a non-Sinosphere language to Modern Standard Written Chinese (MSWC) when the target language is Cantonese. This is because Cantonese and Mandarin share the vast majority of technical vocabulary; the lexical similarity rises when one considers MSWC which actually incorporates significant amounts of Cantonese vocabulary. In addition, the fact that most existing machine translation engines don't distinguish between the different kinds of Chinese languages means that the machine translations themselves are somewhat influenced by Cantonese anyway (being treated as a subset of Chinese rather than a standalone language).
Aug 21 2018
I don't think it's formally approved yet, though I don't expect any
Okay. Here are all the answers for the translations and questions earlier in this thread:
@Cyberpower678 Will you please explain how these messages get used:
Aug 5 2018
Most wikis have retained the built-in MediaWiki feature where trailing
brackets are stripped when a page is saved:
Jul 30 2018
The issue seems to be in pywikibot class wikidatabot.create_item_for_page , which takes a page (from a pagegenerator) and auto-creates an item for it.
Jul 23 2018
Jul 10 2018
Same problem here.
Jul 1 2018
May 29 2018
May 25 2018
May 15 2018
@Mvolz Which templates' templatedata did you copy from enwiki? I think there are 4 (or 5?) templates and only a subset of them got copied, but I lost track...
May 9 2018
May 8 2018
May 7 2018
May 4 2018
Please see attached screenshots - It seems that one is able to see yue
labels from Wikidata on Wikipedia Mobile app but gets an error when one
attempts to edit them.
Apr 29 2018
Apr 19 2018
Thank you @Mvolz *v*
Mar 1 2018
Actually it seems that all 5 "trunk" citation templates (citation, cite news, cite web, cite journal, cite book) are used by articles on yue.wp. @William915 and @shinjiman imported the whole Module:Citation and the standard templates. So I guess the question is, what's the fastest way to get the other settings ready (I've already done Citoid-template-type-map.json and Visualeditor-cite-tool-definition.json| earlier this week) for Citoid to start working.
Hey thanks for opening a ticket for me.
Feb 25 2018
Feb 24 2018
@siebrand : @HenryLi raised the same question as he did back in 2011: Is it possible to localize the colon (:) that separates the namespace name from the page name, into a different character preferred by the local language? In the case of Cantonese (and CJK in general) it'll be useful to have full-width colon (：) as an alias of the colon so we don't need to switch input methods twice when typing any page name with a namespace name.
Feb 23 2018
Just to give you all a heads up that there's currently a discussion at yue.wp discussing the possibility of localizing the namespace names. If there's a consensus to localize them, I'll come back with the full set of localized namespace names that we agree on.
Feb 20 2018
I have done a few tests by trying to thank lots of people on a page on yue.wp where I don't mind thanking everybody. I can confirm the behaviour described above:
Nov 22 2017
Nov 21 2017
Nov 10 2017
Oct 8 2017
Please continue discussions about the merits of renaming particular
languages' / language groups' sites on their respective tasks. This thread
is about the issues blocking the actual act of renaming.
Sep 21 2017
(non-native Japanese user here)
Sep 20 2017
Sep 19 2017
FYI another new editor has brought up the issue of renaming zh-yue again. The discussion again resulted in a consensus to push for the ISO-639-3 code "yue" to be made canonical. (Permalink to discussion)
Sep 18 2017
A number of these requests involve renaming wikis where both the old name and the preferred name refer uniquely to one wiki, e.g. zh-yue => yue, zh-classical => lzh. Is it possible that in the meantime, searching for these in the Wikidata editing interface will return the existing database name? e.g. when I want to add a sitelink to yue.wp, I should be able to find it by typing "yue" in addition to typing "zh-".
(3) doesn't concern the vast majority of requests because the old URLs would be kept as domain name and interwiki aliases.
e.g. [[yue:頭版]] and https://yue.wikipedia.org/wiki/頭版 already work, but they redirect to https://zh-yue.wikipedia.org/wiki/頭版 and the rename request simply reverses these redirects.
Sep 13 2017
It's intended as encouragement: fire for the engine, or a burning desire to
make things happen!
Sep 7 2017
I can confirm that I have received the moderator password and Simon has
received the admin password. Simon has subsequently made me admin and sent me the
new admin password. So I now have both passwords most recently generated by
I referred to this as "trial" because, if I understood correctly, only
accounts with sysop or more advanced privileges are allowed to try OATH at
Sep 4 2017
Certainly, this task has merit, Special:OATH should be some sort of "menu", with various options that will probably need an extra OTP entering, allowing things like disabling completely, changing device, regenerating scratch tokens without changing device etc etc