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This system message on this site, depending on the user-specified interface language:

  • en (English): {{template:{{#ifexist:Template:Recentchangestext/{{int:Lang}}|Recentchangestext/{{int:Lang}}|Recentchangestext/en}}}}
  • af (Afrikaans / Afrikaans): -
  • ar (العربية/Arabic): -
  • bg (Bulgarian / Български): -
  • da (Danish / Dansk): -
  • de (German / Deutsch): -
  • eo (Esperanto / Esperanto): -
  • es (Spanish / Español): -
  • eu (Basque / Euskara): -
  • fr (French / Français): -
  • fy (West Frisian / Frysk): -
  • ia (Interlingua): -
  • it (Italian / Italiano): -
  • la (Latin / Latina): -
  • li (Limburgian / Limburgs): -
  • nl (Dutch / Nederlands): -
  • no (Norwegian / ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬): -
  • pl (Polish / Polski): -
  • pt (Portuguese / Português): -
  • ru (Russian / Русский): -
  • sv (Swedish / Svenska): -
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News: roruEdit

Can somebody put a space between ro|ru in the Wikinews section? Thanks --Red Baron 08:38, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

done --Walter 17:17, 18 May 2006 (UTC)


Please blank this page, when I want to see recent changes it's excessively annoying to wade through tons of links before the real content appears.
There's also no <a name="start" id="start"> anchor allowing to jump over this ugly cruft. The link collection here might be also interesting sometimes, but it's unrelated to recent changes. -- Omniplex (w:t) 03:06, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
I think you are (almost) allone with that POV. Page will not be blanked. --Walter 17:18, 18 May 2006 (UTC)
Maybe I found a solution satisfying both spammers and anti-spammers, see also w:en, please add two lines at the end:
== __NOTOC__ ==
If that works as expected (it does on ordinary pages) I'd add #_2 to links jumping over the monstrous intro. -- Omniplex (w:t) 23:19, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
I added an anchor, you can now use --Patrick 16:42, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
However, that way you also miss the "You have new messages" line.--Patrick 07:24, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

I added id to the table, so now you can add the following line to your monobook.css to hide that load of links:

#recentchangestext { display: none }

MaxSem 06:05, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Good idea, thanks!--Patrick 07:22, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Catalan WikinewsEdit

Please, add Catalan wikinews ([[n:ca:Special:Recentchanges|ca]]) in this code.--SMP (talk page) 11:18, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Done --Suisui 22:41, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

mediawiki & incubatorEdit

I think we should add test/mediawiki/incubator and remove n:en, n:wikt from the top of line, after that, the line will be:

any objection? --Suisui 23:04, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

For mw:Special:Recentchanges you could use [[mw:Special:Recentchanges]]. I'd still like to get this in front: <includeonly>[[MediaWiki:Recentchangestext|Link collection]] </includeonly><noinclude>, with a </noinclude> near the end, maybe it helps. -- Omniplex (w:t) 00:57, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Vietnamese Wikipedia and WiktionaryEdit

Please add links to Special:Recentchanges for the Vietnamese Wikipedia and Vietnamese Wiktionary, both of which now have more articles/entries than many of the wikis already linked. Thanks. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 04:42, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


Please add Persian wikiquote ([[q:fa:Special:Recentchanges|fa]]) in this code. thanks. Sajad 04:52, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

done --Walter 10:49, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Ukraine Wikimedia ProjectsEdit

Could someone please add the Ukrainian editions of the following (w:uk:Special:Recentchanges, wikt:uk:Special:Recentchanges, q:uk:Special:Recentchanges, n:uk:Special:Recentchanges) in this code. Thanks, —dima 00:50, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

  Done -- mzlla 12:34, 5 November 2006 (UTC)


I think that links to recent changes for the largest Wikisources should also be added here. Now only English Wikisource is linked to. / 13:43, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

  Done --Slade 14:18, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Hungarian WikiprojectsEdit

Please add a link to the Hungarian language version of the projects that exist in Hungarian (all except wikinews). Thanks, regards --Dami 20:48, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

  Done --Slade 14:18, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Remove ang.wikisourceEdit

Old English Wikisource has been closed so there's no point in watching its recent changes. Could a sysop remove it from the list? -- Prince Kassad 21:47, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

  Done Majorly (talk) 21:58, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Translations linkEdit

Like for the sidebar, the translations link should point to translations instead of translation requests. The first is the most used and updated. The second seems to be deprecated. --Massimiliano L. 17:16, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

  Done--Nick1915 - all you want 17:20, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Afrikaans projects.Edit

Please add links to recent changes in Afrikaans Wikiquote, Afrikaans Wikibooks and Afrikaans Wiktionary... :D — Adriaan (TC) 19:01, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't understand why the links won't work. All you basically need to know is the language prefix - af. — Adriaan (TC) 19:03, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Hi, it works with a page in the link :) for example: Afrikaans Wikiquote. I'll add them in. Majorly (talk) 22:16, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
  Done Majorly (talk) 22:20, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Ah ok :P Thanks! — Adriaan (TC) 10:44, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Icelandic WikibooksEdit

Hello, please could You add [[:b:is:Kerfissíða:Recentchanges|is]] is wikibooks since the project is growing now and has a daily activity, many thanks in advance, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:08, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

  Done Majorly (talk) 12:26, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Development tasksEdit

Since Development tasks is tagged as historical, so shouldn't it be removed from the Recent Changes page? EVula // talk // 15:30, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. Majorly (talk) 16:25, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Interproject linksEdit

Hello. Could the less-known projects be added, please? Like {{InterProject/Incubator}} and {{InterProject/Wikispecies}}, and maybe also {{InterProject/MediaWiki}}.

Thank you, SPQRobin (inc!) 00:10, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

  Done, good idea, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:17, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
*stab*, you added it while I was editing. :P Cbrown1023 talk 00:18, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
:'( I am sorry, I did not know :'( --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:26, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
lol, it's okay birdy. :P Cbrown1023 talk 00:53, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Template protectionEdit

{{editprotected}} Those templates used in this system message are not fullprotected and are good targets for vandalism. OverlordQ 23:34, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:27, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Interproject links fixEdit

Interproject links should link to the same language version as user has UI language, otherwise they are worthless for everybody not using en*.

Danny B. 17:52, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

"Backstage" projectsEdit

Could you add RC of these projects on meta RC?

Organization: Wikimedia: (Foundation - Chapters - Committees) Backstage: (Outreach - MediaWiki - Toolserwer - Wikimania* - Test - Laboratories - Usability - Incubator - Wikitech)

*2011 or {{CURRENTYEAR}}

thx Przykuta 08:30, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Do you mean only to add links, or to actually include RC here? (That would need to merge wikis, or at least some global watchlist.) --Nemo 22:30, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
Can you actually figure out the code that you want to be included on the Recentchangestext page so that we can copy it over? (Also, about Wikimania, you can just use wmania:.) Cbrown1023 talk 01:51, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

'''Organization''': Wikimedia ([[Wikimedia Foundation|Foundation]] - [[Wikimedia chapters|Chapters]] - [[Wikimedia committees|Committees]]) Backstage ([ Outreach] - [ MediaWiki] - [http://wikimania{{CURRENTYEAR}} Wikimania] - [[strategy:Special:RecentChanges|Strategy]] - [ Test] - [ Labs] - [[usability:Special:RecentChanges|Usability]] - [[incubator:Special:RecentChanges|Incubator]] - [[wikitech:Special:RecentChanges|Wikitech]]

Organization: Wikimedia (Foundation - Chapters - Committees) Backstage (Outreach - MediaWiki - Wikimania - Strategy - Test - Labs - Usability - Icubator - Wikitech)

I did'nt find prefixes for some wikis. So, could be with url. Nemo - include RC - hmm, sound good, but maybe as option in preferences. Only add these links. Przykuta 08:41, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Ah, I see what you mean now. :-) Nemo and I didn't understand what you wanted before, but now I've made the changes. Cbrown1023 talk 14:13, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Thx :) Przykuta 07:03, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Two steward requests that I couldn't findEdit

Please add Requests for deletion from global sysops and Local permission requests from stewards to ease navigation. Thanks, :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 06:52, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

"Requests for deletion from global sysops" isn't really accurate since a big part of the requests are fulfilled by either local admins or stewards. How about just "multilingual speedy deletions" like the page used to be called? Jafeluv 07:16, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
That would be fine; all I need is a way to easily find help around. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 08:05, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Added. Jafeluv 09:57, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Deletion logEdit

How does one go about viewing a deletion log? But, more importantly, how does one restore a deletion log?


Could somebody remove this link from RC? It's (project) inactive now. Thx. Przykuta (talk) 14:08, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit requestEdit

{{edit protected}}


[[Steward requests/Speedy deletions|Multilingual speedy deletions]]

to (option 1)

[[Steward requests|Other steward requests]]

or (option 2)

[[Steward requests/Miscellaneous|Miscellaneous steward requests]]

. Option 2 is more similar to the current version, but Option 1 links to a more general steward-requests page. πr2 (t • c) 23:18, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Done (option 2, a bit changed) --MF-W 00:16, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! That's better than my suggestion for option 2. πr2 (t • c) 00:29, 27 March 2013 (UTC)



It would be nice to replace it to


as it done on Wikidata on d:MediaWiki:Recentchangestext. I've created the template and ready to mark it for translation asap after the change here. I hope nobody objects since it would be weird :) . Already existing translations listed above should be moved to new translation system after the change. --Base (talk) 11:42, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

  Done, Base will migrate the existing translations. - Hoo man (talk) 14:08, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

ip address is totally sabotagedEdit

i don't know what to trust anymore, just attempting to iron out situation! But i mess it up as always

Hey, add a new global rename request.Edit

{{edit protected}} It looks like we have another GRN request in the house. Can you add this one for me, please? I'll appreciate it. 07:33, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  Done --DannyS712 (talk) 07:36, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
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