De-indexing meta userpages?

It appears that userpages on Meta are indexed by search engines; see e.g. "Indexing by robots: Allowed" here. On places like en-WP, it's disabled for most non-public facing areas, including userpages, in part to discourage spam. Should we follow suit here? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:34, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

@Sdkb: Since this issue of wider significance for Meta-Wiki require community input, please refer to local RfC (or global RfC if you want to disallow indexing user pages altogether on all wikis). NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 02:27, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

It looks like the robots are tightly regulated over here with pages they cannot crawl to at all. From looking it appears there's sections that are disallowed for robots on this wiki, but yes, user pages (with some exceptions) are allowed to be crawled through. W.K.W.W.K ...Straight outta Underverse

Two templates to be updated in "/en" subpage

Taylor 49 (talk) 20:50, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

Help:Navigational template


I don’t know what to do with Help:Navigational template: do you think it may be useful? If so, should we move it in antother namespace?

-- Pols12 (talk) 19:06, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

To me, it looks like Patrick was trying to separate this section from Help:Template. I think it can be helpful if someone is willing to update and rewrite it. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 19:40, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
I've linked it to Wikidata for future tracing. —— Eric LiuTalk 18:17, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Как переводить таблицу

На странице Wiktionary/ru#Список Викисловарей есть табличка, как её перевести?--Блинов Рюрик Петрович (talk + contributions) 11:15, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

А никак на данный момент. Не размечены заголовки столбцов таблицы для перевода. Если это в теории сделать можно, обратитесь к кому-нибудь из админов перевода. Iluvatar (talk) 12:43, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
Обратился к @Base.-- 07:32, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Add flow-create-board to Global renamer

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This was withdrawn as unactionable locally, cross-project this is being followed up in phab:T150572. — xaosflux Talk 19:32, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

Currently user could not move a flow page due to lack of flow-create-board. As some sites allow user to enable flow on their talkpage, this may cause some problem when they get renamed (i.e. User talk:Wsmafil on zhwiki): so I propose to add flow-create-board permission to global-renamer group. Although this group has global affect, it is in fact a local group, so I post my proposal here. Thanks! Stang 15:53, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

It has been many years since Flow/Structured Discussions were released, so did countless renames. I think we should list users and pages impacted by this problem. —— Eric LiuTalk 15:56, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
  Support Seems reasonable and non-controversial. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 18:31, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
  Oppose scope creep, just fix the global rename routine to not care about this the same way it overrides other things. — xaosflux Talk 23:05, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
Also, as @Stang points out, this is a local group, so it won't make this local permission to anything on a project like zhwiki. What were you expecting this to do Stang? — xaosflux Talk 23:06, 16 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh my, I really forgot this point! Close as withdrawn as this approach will not solve this problem. (A quick search tells me this has been raised for a long time phab:T150572 and maybe could not simply solved) Stang 23:15, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

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Is anyone willing to post to Phabricator on my behalf?

I was instructed on another project to submit something to Phabricator, but do not have email enabled. This is now the second time this has been an issue. Is anyone willing to post there on my behalf?--Epiphyllumlover (talk) 16:13, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

@Epiphyllumlover looks like your homewiki is enwiki, post at w:en:WP:VPT and someone will likely help you out there. — xaosflux Talk 19:02, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

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How do I mark another account as an alternative account?

On Wikipedia and Wikinews, you can mark another account as a former account by using a template. However, I cannot find a template here. What should I do? CheatCodes4ever (talk) 04:51, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

@CheatCodes4ever: Be bold and create one yourself, or copy the template's source code and then use it as if you were using a normal template. Both require basic knowledge about templates and wikitext. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 06:32, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
Why not use Template:User alternative account? Stryn (talk) 06:42, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
From the thread opener's consideration I guess they want to cleanstart by register a new account? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:17, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Meta:Requests for comment/Allow de-sysop proposal of active adminships

Really, I don't hope if this should be successful or not, but currently there's a bit urgent that we need a place to discuss so, due to some global RFCs involve Meta adminships. Do any of our community members interested in it? Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:57, 30 April 2022 (UTC)