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Translation pages[edit source]

Do they work okay for you? Happy to take suggestions for change.

Noting that I have Wikimania:Mediawiki pages with translations where I am adding as I go. I have an idea to do some templating with Special:MyLanguage to produce something that pops up language specific, though I may be misunderstanding how the language tricks and transclusions work.

Anyway, let me know.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:30, 11 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Billinghurst: Hey. I have extensive experience with individual page translations, and a small amount with software-string translation at/via translatewiki, but I'm not deeply familiar with the many elements of setting up a new wiki, like you're heroically doing here. I'm learning a lot (mistakes and all!) from what you're up to. ;-)
Generally it all seems to make sense to me, and I don't currently have any suggestions for process tweaks beyond what I've edited, but I'll let you know if/when I do. Quiddity (talk) 00:04, 12 February 2019 (UTC)Reply
That makes two!!! Not having a lot of visibility allows for a little trial and error. I am flying by the seat of my pants, as you know lots of wiki, though less so christening a fully-fledged wiki, lots of admin, bits of mw: ns, little translations; so don't be afraid to offer suggestions.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:55, 12 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Welcome template[edit source]

I have done some basic text for the translated welcome message, and my thoughts are to have extra active templates contained. Earlier, I put some thoughts at User_talk:Eric_Luth_(WMSE)#Welcome message for users, and I am thinking that it is time we can start working on this aspect as people are now starting to appear.

To note that I was trying to avoid substituting welcome templates as I think that they are not likely to be archived, and more likely to sit on talk pages, so some active component may have people at least view them (which may be wishful thinking). If this is an agreed path, then I was going to set up a shared bot on tools to do the message welcome (thinking to imaginatively call wikimania-bot).  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:42, 3 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Billinghurst: That sounds interesting and useful. I've not heard of a welcome template being used in that way before (as a kind of "dashboard" for possible todo-tasks), but it makes good sense, especially on this wiki. The 5 points you outline there sound like they could be done succinctly enough to not be overwhelming, so +1 to giving it a go.
(Whilst you're here...) I see Eric has replied at Wikimania talk:Page structure, I think to both of us (as I was basically supporting and extrapolating on your earlier ideas). I'll try to respond there tomorrow. Cheers. Quiddity (talk) 00:21, 5 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: I also like that idea (with the welcome template). I just wonder how we should move forward from here? Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:38, 5 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
I will start building. The great thing about the jigsaw approach is that we can expand the base when we please. I will them as subpages of the template that gives us a little more scope.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:50, 5 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

warnings[edit source]

Hi. I want to let you know that one or more of your edits to User:Julle were vandalism and undone. Please use the sandbox instead. Thank you. Mr Beoy (talk) 01:36, 10 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

Please stop making disruptive edits to Wikimania Stockholm, as you did to User:Julle. Your edits are unacceptable. Please use the sandbox. Thank you. Mr Beoy 22:25, 10 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Mr Beoy: That user (Julle) is my friend and also my work colleague. As you can see (per your edit) I was simply copyediting the page. There are no rules against copyediting someone's userpage. Please be more careful about jumping to hasty conclusions. Thank you. Quiddity (talk) 16:29, 11 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users[edit source]


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18:20, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Registration[edit source]

Hi! When will registration open for Wikimania? 20:15, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hallo :) I'm not sure. I don't think it has been announced yet. But it's a virtual event, so I would guess there is no 'attendance' registration requirement? Hope that helps. Quiddity (talk) 20:18, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
Okay thanks. Last year we had to register and get a virtual ticket so I assumed we would have to do the same this year. 20:20, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
Maybe! I'm not sure. (I'm just busy fixing some translations that were accidentally bunched together). :) Quiddity (talk) 20:27, 20 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Updated tl:welcome|Wikimedia to 2022[edit source]

 Done Hi, I have updated to Wikimania 2022; dates August 12 and ends on August 14, 2022 (UTC). Could you have a look please? Is it not nice to always apply utc, thank you. Cheers, -- Omotecho (talk) 13:25, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Omotecho Good ideas! Thank you for both those fixes. :) Quiddity (talk) 19:50, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Need your input on a policy impacting gadgets and UserJS[edit source]

Dear interface administrator,

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There is an ongoing discussion on a proposed policy governing the use of external resources in gadgets and UserJS. The proposed Third-party resources policy aims at making the UserJS and Gadgets landscape a bit safer by encouraging best practices around external resources. After an initial non-public conversation with a small number of interface admins and staff, we've launched a much larger, public consultation to get a wider pool of feedback for improving the policy proposal. Based on the ideas received so far, the proposed policy now includes some of the risks related to user scripts and gadgets loading third-party resources, best practices for gadgets and UserJS developers, and exemptions requirements such as code transparency and inspectability.

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