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Latest comment: 16 hours ago by Nardog in topic Proposed additions
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Proposed additions edit

  The Interwiki Map exists to allow a more efficient syntax for linking between wikis, and thus promote the cooperation and proliferation of wikis and free content.

This section is for proposing a new interwiki link prefix. Interwiki prefixes should be reserved for websites that would be useful on a significant number of pages ({{LinkSummary}} can help). Websites useful only to a few pages should be linked to with the usual external link syntax. Please don't propose additions of sites with too few pages or that contain copyright infringing content, such as YouTube. As a guide, sites considered for inclusion would:

  1. be useful on a significant number of pages
  2. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects, including the purpose of the site
  3. be trusted not to encourage spam links being added to the Wikimedia projects
  4. be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license)
  5. be a wiki
  6. have reasonable amounts of content
  7. not contain malware

Add new entries at the bottom of the section. When requesting a new prefix, please explain why it would be useful keeping the above in mind. Admins, please allow consensus to form (or at least no objections to be raised over a period of a few days) before adding new entries, as once added they are hard to remove from the many copies around the world. Before adding a new entry to the interwiki map, use this tool to check whether any existing page names conflict with the proposed prefix.

Requests for removal should be submitted on the talk page in the removals section and will be decided on by a Meta admin.

WikiTrek.org edit





Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

WikiTrek is an open project aimed to convert it:HyperTrek from a custom-made dynamic site to a wiki based on MediaWiki.
HyperTrek is the most comprehensive guide to en:Star Trek in Italian, but it is no longer actively maintained. To update the site, improve collaboration and simplify contributions, all the data have been transferred from the old site to new wiki. This wiki already has several contributors and we think the user base will increase in due time.

Italian Wikipedia already tooks data from Hypertrek, but it does not make sense to duplicate that information: this is lenghty manual process. With this conversion, the content of the site was automatically converted to a MediaWiki site and, implementing this interwiki link, all the content con be linked directly from Wikipedia. So users an take advantage from a complete data set and easy linking with no manual work.

Tu summarize:

  1. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects, including the purpose of the site
    It is the most comprehensive guide to Star Trek in italian
  2. be trusted not to encourage spam links being added to the Wikimedia projects
    spam does not exist on the site and the community will take care this will be the case in future as well
  3. be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license)
    texts are released under CC BY-SA 4.0 or GFDL
  4. be a wiki
    it is a wiki based on standard MediaWiki installation
  5. have reasonable amounts of content
    site currently has more than 14.000 pages
  6. not contain malware
    it does not contain any malware

Lucamauri (talk) 08:42, 8 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

  Support I support this project because is the natural evolution of HyperTrek. --Hypertrek (talk) 10:36, 19 June 2018 (UTC)Reply
  Support I support this project. It is an up-to-date blending between a classical hypertext project started decades ago, and an interactive, editable by everyone portal, in the spirit of the wiki initiatives. Afullo (talk) 10:45, 30 June 2018 (UTC)Reply
  • For the record: there are 488 links to hypertrek.info on it.wikipedia, although 337 of these are just links to the front page and the rest appear to be concentrated on a few articles. There are also 33 links to wikitrek.org. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:55, 8 April 2019 (UTC)Reply
    I still don't understand what is going on here. Are they wanting a wiki for coordinating moving Hypertrek? To where is Hypertrek moving? Is it moving to WikiTrek? Is there something required to Hypertrek? <shrug>  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:37, 18 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

  20221224 currently 145 links to wikitrek.org (primarily itWP, and some wikidata) and 330 to hypertrek.info, It would seem that there is sufficient reason to create the interwiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:11, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

  2023-05-29 163 links and 375 links respectively. Still not excessive numbers, so leaving this open for the community to direct what they would like to happen.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:03, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Uncyclopedia (re-addition proposal) edit

(Comments by Casspedia and Kip the Dip, transcribed by Casspedia re recent removal.)

Re removal: I believe that the bias that Ekips39 has in this proposal, per Isarra, is to be noted. This consensus feels very thin, and is based upon one user actively pushing for its removal. Uncyclopedia has had its fair share of bigotry in the past, but, to my knowledge at least, is currently in the process of redeeming itself; attempting to use IRC conversations as an excuse for delisting an entire website (per Ekips39) amounts to nothing but a massive exaggeration and a direct attempt at attacking Uncyclopedia itself. Considering how it is now fairly established that en.uncyclopedia.co is the primary Uncyclopedia (the Wikia distinction no longer being a problem), and how Uncyclopedia has several multilingual variants, it would only make sense to reinstate the interwiki. Interwikis are meant for easy access to sites, and are not based on its content; For Uncyclopedia, the same applies. Casspedia (talk) 01:01, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
Additionally, to note: many of the former removals were based more on technicalities (e.g. uncyclopedia.org migrating to Wikia, and its subsequent exodus); the lack of technicalities plus the sheer amount of time since consensus was seemingly established is also to note. Casspedia (talk) 01:12, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
As for the significant use clause... there are a fair share of Uncyclopedia users on Wikimedia Foundation-owned websites. One of Wikipedia's userboxes for Uncyclopedian accounts has about sixty transclusions; there most likely are many more. This removal feels unjustified at best, to be honest; there is a fair overlap between Uncyclopedia users and Wikimedia Foundation users, and allowing this interwiki to properly exist will enable Uncyclopedia users on Wikimedia websites to still refer to themselves and/or their articles on Uncyclopedia easily. Casspedia (talk) 01:20, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
Taking all of the above that I wrote into consideration, I'm strongly against the removal of Uncyclopedia interwikis from Wikimedia Foundation websites. I strongly hope that this decision is reconsidered and the interwiki is reinstated. Casspedia (talk) 01:24, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
I would like to address two points that Ekips39 made about Uncyclopedia's alleged bigotry. While it is true that we've attracted our fair share of questionable and 'edgy' humor over the years, we've been actively working to amend it in recent years. I myself attempted to start an annual project dedicated to removing racism and other bigoted forms of humor throughout the site last January. Meanwhile, over this spring alone the admins have put in efforts to deal with the androcentric nature of the site, as well as an official set of policies on how to be respectful towards transgender people. Which brings me to my next point. Ekips39 claimed:
"It is highly male-dominated, as can be seen from their active admins page which lists several self-identified men but no self-identified women."
While this was true in 2018, if you go to the active admins page right now, 2 out of 3 of the current active bureaucrats happen to be women. Meanwhile, we've been brainstorming ideas amongst ourselves ways to bring in more female users to our site. On the issue of Uncyclopedia being regressive or indulging in bigoted humor, ekips39's claims are either outdated, or actively being remedied by our most active admins. --Kip the Dip (talk) 01:39, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
Comments above were transcribed from removal thread, following suggestion from billinghurst in order to ensure clean eyes on this conversation. Casspedia (talk) 13:16, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

  Comment linking previous conversation special:permalink/21483086#Uncyclopedia  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:33, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

  Comment 'Bias' is an extreme understatment. Ekips39, under various names, had gone on a veritable crusade to attack me and the projects I host, included repeated defamation of me personally as well as my work, both on public sites with various outright lies, and in more private conversations where I later learned I was often the subject of repeated slander and insults. I don't really feel comfortable getting into this again, but suffice to say if Uncyc was so 'male-dominated' at the time, I have to wonder if Ekips39 was going after the other women like they did with me. And even if it was just me, to date I still have no idea why or what I might have done to 'deserve' any of this. -— Isarra 15:46, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Basically I was trying to be diplomatic and stay out of it before, especially given the sheer amount of harassment I was already facing. But I kind of agree that that doesn't really look like a consensus in any direction, especially given only three people not involved in some way even commented, and while one did vote to remove based on the links not working, the interwiki never pointed to the url that went down to begin with.
But I would vote to keep if it came to it, as Uncyclopedia is a multilingual project with a rich history very intertwined with the english Wikipedia in particular. And it can make linking technical examples on mw.org and the like a little easier, too, given how involved our development side has been with a lot of widely used extensions and tools, not that it's exactly odd at all to also just dump entire links to whatever into the templates there either. -— Isarra 16:07, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
Think that the best way to progress the conversation is to the criteria (7 dot points) at #Proposed additions. Please take the people out of it. How does that sound?  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:45, 21 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
Sounds alright. Here are the answers to the seven dot points as specified above:
  • 1. Uncyclopedia is useful on a significant number of pages. First of all, it is very often used on user space, since Uncyclopedia's community is intertwined with Wikipedia's. Second, quite a few extensions have been developed specifically for Uncyclopedia, and as such it would be especially useful to have on the MediaWiki wiki since examples can often refer to Uncyclopedia: an example of this is mw:Extension:LogoFunctions. Third, some of Uncyclopedia's style guides and policies, e.g. HTBFANJS, are referenced on the English Wikipedia, and can be invoked in several different areas of Wikipedia project space.
  • 2. The second reason of point 1 would be the most obvious example of this, to me at least. As a wiki, and one where development does actively happen, it would only make sense to share much of Uncyclopedia's stuff with Wikimedia projects and vice versa.
  • 3. I think this has already been established prior to Uncyclopedia's removal. Uncyclopedia can be trusted to not vandalise Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation websites.
  • 4. English Uncyclopedia is currently licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, with other multilingual versions using other licenses (e.g. French Uncyclopedia uses the GNU FDL).
  • 5. Uncyclopedia is a wiki, if that wasn't obvious enough.
  • 6. English Uncyclopedia has ~36,500 content pages and about 350,000 total pages. I think that's enough.
  • 7. Uncyclopedia does not contain malware, and users attempting to link to malware are promptly banned.
I hope this answers all the points specified above. It is also to note that Uncyclopedia has been remarkably stable, having existed for more than 16 years as a wiki. It can be safely expected that Uncyclopedia will continue remaining a fixture on the Internet, and won't become some sort of landing page. Casspedia (talk) 00:12, 22 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
If not for the people, then why was it removed? That seems pertinent, though if it now must be re-justified to revert this, then see above. Many extant interwikis could potentially be far more difficult to justify under the current guidelines, but provide links to content of all kinds and of myriad uses to various projects and languages here, and as such likewise continue to be useful and in no way a meaningful hazard to the movement to maintain. -— Isarra 04:18, 25 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

  Comment If the interwiki links are to be restored they should show both Uncyclopedias: en.uncyclopedia.co and uncyclopedia.ca. I am an administrator on the later. --Gepid (talk) 00:26, 28 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Gepid: Why? What? How? Some (many?) have no particular idea about uncyclopedia, and personally, no particular interest. So please give a waaay better explanation of what you are proposing and why.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:45, 28 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
The current entry for Uncyclopedia on wikipedia (as the date of this message),acknowledges thay there are two active English language Uncyclopedias. Both are forks of the original uncyclopedia.wikia.com that was hosted by Wikia/Fandom until May 2019. en.uncyclopedia.co forked in January 2013 and uncyclopedia.ca forked in May 2019 when Wikia/Fandom gave notice they would cease to host the website. So if the interwiki links are to be restored, I would presume this plurarity of uncyclopedias would have to be incorporated in a restored interwiki table. Hope that is clearer. --Gepid (talk) 08:48, 28 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
Here is the thing: the interwiki link was formerly applicable for en.uncyclopedia.co only, and said Uncyclopedia gets significantly more activity (151 active users on .co, 25 active users on .ca: a 6x difference in favor of .co). I believe that adding .ca (also known as en-gb) should be done using multilingual Uncyclopedia links, if possible, with en.uncyclopedia.co at the forefront owing to it being still the most prominent English-language Uncyclopedia during effectively the entirety of .ca's existence. Casspedia (talk) 11:47, 29 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
I think for compatibility reasons, uncyclopedia and uncyc could go to .co, with uncyc-gb for .ca and uncyc-AA format interwikis for the most prominent non-English Uncyclopedias. Casspedia (talk) 11:50, 29 May 2021 (UTC)Reply
  • I skimmed the removal discussion and it seemed to only have one support vote from MarcoAurelio ("Wiki is now closed/deleted. Interwiki link just do not work."), but I think this is no longer true? https://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/Nobody_cares seems to work fine now anyway. It seems goofy to not remove the prefix entirely if we're going to stop supporting it. Pointing the prefix to Meta-Wiki is a silly half-measure—if we're gonna break the links, break them. At least then people might fix them, marking them red is a feature. I would personally re-add the prefix to avoid needlessly breaking the links, but I'm also sympathetic to the idea that all interwiki prefixes are stupid and we should just switch to the full URLs (or make an "unc" template if you must). --MZMcBride (talk) 03:51, 23 February 2022 (UTC)Reply
  • I find Casspedia's points persuasive, and find the use of (assumed) gender balance as a reason for removal to be rather offensive and inconsistent with the UCoC. The link should not have been removed, and should be restored. Just uncyclopedia.co; no need to complicate things with a less popular fork/parallel wiki. If someone wants to create a prefix for .ca, that can be a separate proposal. -- Tamzin[cetacean needed] (she/they) 22:51, 30 May 2022 (UTC)Reply
  • I am inclined to support readdition; it does not really make sense to me why it was removed in the first place (besides a discussion which was, to be charitable, attended lightly). The arguments in this thread make even less sense, per what Tamzin has said. JPxG (talk) 20:08, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
  •   Support for the listed, originally-linked URL (which remains more active than the other wiki, and up to date with security patches vs. a year out of date). Right now there are 605 links across Wikimedia sites that could go to a more useful place than they do now, and we should fix that. GreenReaper (talk) 15:06, 15 November 2022 (UTC)Reply
  •   Support Should not have been removed. Zombiebaron (talk) 17:23, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
Support I do not think Uncyclopedia should have been removed from the interwiki prefix to start with. It is a parody project that has gotten lots of attention on WM projects and it should be treated as such. Aasim 23:21, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Comment

 — billinghurst sDrewth 04:49, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

  Comment current proposal is to re-add the previous interwiki which is still in use, I would propose that we would remove the text on the discontinued page. Last chance for comment about what should happen.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:08, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Done and corresponding text removed from Interwiki map/discontinued  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:41, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply
  This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. billinghurst sDrewth 23:41, 3 June 2023

Fandom edit



Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

An interwiki for Fandom currently exists as wikia: and its alias wikiasite: (along with specific interwikis to certain Fandom-hosted wikis), but there is no alias named "Fandom". Since the site has been renamed, I suggest allowing the new terminology to be used in links as well, to avoid confusion. Thanks, EpicPupper (talk) 00:07, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

@EpicPupper: that seems to be half a story.

I have not buried myself into the history of fandom/wikia ins and outs, so please take a step back and look to concisely re-explain what has happened, what it needing to be achieved, and any politics that are at play so the community can make an informed decision.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:36, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Billinghurst, sure, here is some more information about the rename. In 2016, Wikia, a wiki hosting platform founded by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley Starling, underwent a major rebranding effort and changed its name to Fandom powered by Wikia 1. The name change was announced in a blog post on the Wikia website, which stated that the new name better reflected the platform's focus on communities and fan-created content. In a series of later changes from 2019-2021, all wikis migrated from wikia.org domains to fandom.com domains, and the Wikia branding was stripped completely 2. These changes were mostly uncontroversial and there was little negative feedback from the Fandom community following them. (Most opposers softened their tone a couple of years after the transition). Even if the community largely did not support these changes, that is irrelevant in this situation as "Fandom" is ultimately the official name of the website. Hope that helps! I think this change is relatively minor as it is merely adding an alias to the existing link, not a completely new one. EpicPupper (talk) 06:20, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
Fandom is a generic noun - could that be a problem? "fandomcom", "fandomdotcom" or "fandomwiki" would be more specific. whym (talk) 11:34, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Looking back, my comment above doesn't sound very meaningful. Let me try again. What I'm uneasy about is that this proposal is to replace a proper noun ("Wikia") to a generic noun which happens to be trademarked ("Fandom"). The change will increase ambiguity. It looks like when English Wikipedia moved the article, they added a disambiguation, probably because "fandom" is too ambiguous: en:Wikiaen:Fandom (website). whym (talk) 14:37, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
I don't see the issue that you're trying to solve here and I don't see the ambiguity. If someone is making an interwiki link with the "fandom" prefix it's obvious that they're trying to link to the website containing a massive wiki farm, they're not going to be trying to link to a music album, a documentary or the abstract concept of "a group of fans". 192.76.8.66 16:31, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
Concur with 192. I would oppose FandomSite or any alternatives as I believe that they are unnecessary. Frostly (talk) 23:47, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
  • wikia • global-search <= high level of usage, still pertinent link
  • wikiasite • global-search <= high level of usage, still pertinent link
  • fandom • global-search <- noting that existing use may indicate that this is a namespace name, not that such perturb us

 — billinghurst sDrewth 00:15, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

@EricPupper: Why do you have namespace codes w:c: in the proposed prefix ? Can you please provide some sample landing targets? Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:26, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
[[w:c:wikiname:Pagename]] is how you link from one Fandom wiki to another.[3] MSMST1543 (talk) 01:11, 25 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
https://about.fandom.com/about says "over 40 million content pages in over 80 languages on 250,000 wikis". The page "The Joker" in the wiki "batman" is at https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/The_Joker. We cannot generate such a url directly with "batman" and "The Joker" in different places so we rely on redirects at Fandom. These both work currently:
I don't know whether both forms work for all Fandom wikis and will continue to work. Considering they ask their own users to write w:c: at [4], I guess it's safest to use that form. We already say https://community.fandom.com/wiki/w:c:$1 for both wikia:, WikiaSite: and Wikicity:, and I haven't heard complaints about broken links. The proposal is simply to add one more prefix for this. The site has been called Fandom and located at fandom.com for years so it seems reasonable. Four prefixes for the same site is a lot but considering their size and Fandom branding, I don't think we should worry about having a fourth prefix. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:15, 22 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
I'm still not sure if the new name is recognized well as a website name, without adding some sort of disambiguation. "Wikia" had 13 years (2006-2019), while "Fandom" had 8 years (2016-2014), according to en:Fandom (website). Maybe revisit in a few years? whym (talk) 10:08, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Several frequently used sites on Wikimedia Commons edit

The following websites are very widely used on Commons as part of authority control, based on the Wikidata properties OCLC control number (P243), ISNI (P213) and Library of Congress authority ID (P244); by creating interwiki prefixes for them, we can link to them using interwiki instead of external link syntax, which is better for the database (see Commons discussion and T343131). --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 21:42, 21 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Interwiki request templates

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

Miraheze edit



Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

Previously discussed in 2019, 2022 and 2023. The major reason against it is it is run by John F. Lewis, a WMF-banned user; this is no longer true since control of Miraheze has beed handed to another US entity (and John has resigned in March 2023). So we may reconsider it.--GZWDer (talk) 05:04, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Is it being sufficiently used to be reconsidered? While the ban aspect may be a consideration, the primary consideration is that it is needed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:44, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Tardis Wiki edit

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

Tardis Wiki is the Doctor Who wiki. We recently became independent after just about 20 years on Wikia/Fandom (having been one of the earliest members of Wikicities back in 2004).

Since most of our regular contributors and admins have been moving over to the forked wiki, this is where the most up-to-date articles will be. (We were already one of the largest wikis on the site.)

And since we have very different notability guidelines to Wikipedia, declaring no topic too small for coverage so long as there's a Doctor Who universe source, we're very useful to link to in the Doctor Who Portal.

However, as much as our new freedom has afforded many improvements for our site and community, not least getting away from Fandom's intrusive ads, it's now a lot more difficult to link to us at our own domain.

In case there's any doubt:

  1. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects, including the purpose of the site
    Tardis has long been the most comprehensive guide to the Doctor Who franchise available online.
    At the moment, there are 396 uses of Template:Tardis Data Core on Wikipedia, linking to our wiki. [Currently resorting to external links for the time being.]
  2. be trusted not to encourage spam links being added to the Wikimedia projects
    There is no spam on the wiki. Our team of admins makes sure that this continues to be the case, and we also use abuse filters to facilitate this.
  3. be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license)
    All content is released under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  4. be a wiki
    This is a wiki based on MediaWiki with all relevant extensions installed. Anyone can edit.
  5. have reasonable amounts of content
    The site currently has more than 108,000 articles.
  6. not contain malware
    There is most certainly not any malware.

Thanks.
SmallerOnTheOutside (talk) 10:35, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Additional Diff interwiki edit



Interwiki request: new

Status:    Done
wikidata status:   Done

Related Phabricator ticket: T360199

The current interwiki link (wmfblog:) for the Diff movement blog is outdated and does not accurately speak to current movement-wide (vs Foundation specific) scope. I propose that we add a new entry for the blog, diffblog:, and wanted to see if there was any concerns or feedback before implementing. Thank you! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 16:08, 15 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Seeing no concerns, I have gone ahead and added this to the interwiki map and updated the related Phabricator ticket. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 02:10, 29 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Ruwiki.ru edit

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2405:8D40:4500:4CE2:17BE:A451:C174:158 (talk) 03:02, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

This appears to be the Wikipedia clone by WMF banned user Drbug [5]. I don't think this should get any interwiki link. --Johannnes89 (talk) 07:52, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I agree with Johannes that this should not get an interwiki. I don't see how the content of a fork would be useful here, as it duplicates the contents of the Russian wikipedia, and the proposer has added no explanation of why it would be useful. I also think the proposed prefix could be easily confused with the actual Russian Wikipedia. 86.23.109.101 19:29, 22 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Orain edit

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

Please see #Miraheze.

Wikimedia API Portal edit

Interwiki request: new

Status:    In progress

The Wikimedia API Portal is a wiki that documents various APIs around Wikimedia projects. It seems to make sense to not display them as external links. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Denny (talk) 18:45, 11 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I suggest mwapi. Nardog (talk) 12:15, 12 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Proposed removals edit

  This section is for proposing that a prefix be disabled; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Remember to explain why it should be disabled, particularly in view of the difficulty involved in correcting any use of the prefix (to generate a list of pages to fix: toollabs:pirsquared/iw.php). Please add {{Interwikicheck|interwiki code}} to top of the new section.

Completed requests are marked with {{done}} or {{not done}} and moved to the archives.

LinuxQuestionsWiki edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

Proposing removal due to it's very low usage and apparent lack of activity on the site for quite some time, therefore an interwiki link does not seem necessary nor useful to have. The latest 90 days only spambots have edited. The wiki may have some useful (although potentially outdated) content though. If that's the case, then an upgrade from http -> https in our map should be performed. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:50, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

sounds reasonable  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:39, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
Insignificant use, only a few main ns. Converted.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:03, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PhpWiki edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

Hardly used (5 uses in total for both), plus the link in our map (http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php?$1) redirects to https://phpwiki.sourceforge.io/phpwiki/index.php then returns 404. Accessing https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpwiki/ works, but then it would appear that the wiki is now hosted at http://phpwiki.demo.free.fr/. I'd go with removal since the link count does not justify maintaining this interwiki, but if this is still useful to keep, we should update the link to where it actually lives. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:59, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

sounds reasonable  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:39, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
No main ns or content ns usage.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:03, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

FoxWiki edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

The website this is supposed to link to has been deleted by its owner and replaced by a message that the site will remain down until they receive an apology. The Wikis.com domain has a notice on it saying it is for sale. I don't have access to the global search tool as an IP editor but I did a manual search on about a dozen projects and was unable to find any usages of this interwiki prefix except in test pages and lists of interwikis. The combination of what appears to be non-existent usage (someone please check this) and the dead site and the very niche topic of the wiki (a programming language that was discontinued in 2007) make removal seem sensible. 192.76.8.66 13:10, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

sounds unreasonable, no particular clean up required  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:06, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst I'm confused, did you mean to write "sounds reasonable" or do you object to the proposed removal? 192.76.8.66 00:24, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
You are proposing a removal and I added a comment as per previous entries. If I was objecting to the proposal, the objections would be specific and hopefully with an evidence-base for that objection.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:45, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst OK, thank you very much for looking at these requests! 192.76.8.66 00:52, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
  Support – for the record, global search only finds three uses: one on Wikidata:Database reports/Complex constraint violations/P6720 (automated report based on the Wikidata item), and two on enwiki user pages, en:User:Sj/mesh by User:Sj and en:User:Marc Kupper/sandbox by User:Marc Kupper (pinging them just in case). --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 20:50, 24 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Find by me, that was just an automated snapshot around the time that FP was an active databasre. –SJ talk  01:03, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

EcoReality edit

Interwiki request: remopve

Status:    On hold

This seems to be completely dead - trying to access any page on the wiki results in a page with an "under construction" banner that looks like it's come straight out of 1999, and a frame trying to load a deleted website. I don't have access to the search tools, but I couldn't find any uses of this interwiki prefix. This also seems to be very niche, it appears to have been a wiki for (now gone) ecovillage in Canada, I don't see how that would ever have had sufficient use to justify an interwiki prefix. 192.76.8.66 15:28, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

sounds unreasonable, no particular clean up required  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:06, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

SwinBrain edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to open any page on the wiki results in a connection timed out or connection refused error. On wikiapiary the site is marked as defunct. I don't have access to the search function, but I can see no use of this interwiki on the projects I checked. 192.76.8.66 15:43, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

sounds unreasonable, no particular clean up required  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:06, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PersonalTelco edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

This appears to be a wiki for a charitable organisation in Portland, Oregon that provides WIFI hotspots around the city. The wiki here looks to be mostly dead and full of content that is of no use on WMF projects - looking at the recentchanges page shows that the only edits made over the last month have been updating minutes for various meetings. I don't have access to the global search tool, but I found no usage of this interwiki on the projects I checked. 192.76.8.66 18:16, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

sounds unreasonable, no particular clean up required  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:06, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

FloralWIKI edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

Dead site, currently squatted by a "this domain is for sale" notice. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this interwiki had 1 use in 2019 so can probably be removed with no further cleanup. 192.76.8.66 17:47, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

No uses, concur.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:33, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

FreeBio edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

Dead site, currently squatted by a "this domain is for sale" notice. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this interwiki had 6 uses in 2019 so could probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 17:49, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Used on Wikimania wiki for 2006. Recommend we point to Interwiki map/discontinued of there is uncertainty.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:33, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
I'm not sure that it's necessary to leave an entry at the discontinued page if the only use is in the wikimania 2006 wiki. That wiki is not particularly high profile and I can't imagine it'll receive much traffic. I think just leaving it as a red link would probably be sufficient to indicate "this was supposed to link to something that has since been deleted". 192.76.8.66 17:40, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

DCMA edit

Interwiki request: remove

Status:    On hold

Dead site, attempting to access any webpage returns a "file missing" or "domain not configured" error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this interwiki had 3 uses in 2019 so could probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 17:51, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

No main ns uses, concur on removal.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:31, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

CxEJ, ChEJ, ĈEJ edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead site, attempting to access any webpage returns a 503 error. Looking at the wayback machine even before it died the wiki had a big notice on its main page saying it was abandoned and outdated. This wiki is for an Esperanto society for Czech youths, a topic so niche it was unlikely to find sufficient use to justify one interwiki, let alone three. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this interwiki had 4 uses across all three interwikis in 2019 and so could probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 17:58, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

no uses, concur  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:34, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

gutenbergwiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Appears to be dead, trying to access any /wiki subdomain on the projet gutenberg site returns a 404 error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this interwiki had 12 uses in 2019, so could probably be removed with a minimal amount of cleanup. 192.76.8.66 18:08, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Numbers of valid uses, suggest we point to interwiki map/discontinued, and at that page a bit of an explanation then find provide a suitable gutenberg link from there.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:35, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
It the usage is too extensive to clean up that sounds like a good idea, here's a rough draft for the discontinued list, if it's of any help:
  • In 2020 the /wiki subdomain of the Project Gutenberg website stopped functioning and began returning 404 errors, due to a website redesign.
  • You may be able to locate the content you were looking for by using the search functionality on the Project Gutenberg website. Copies of the wiki are also available in a number of archiving services, such as the internet archive.
  • Use of the "gutenbergwiki" interwiki prefix was discontinued in 2023, and it was remapped to point at this notice.
192.76.8.66 17:29, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

BluWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Complexly dead, attempting to access any page returns a NXDOMAIN error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 10 uses in 2019, so could probably be removed with some cleanup. 192.76.8.66 16:37, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Comment no evident use, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:32, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Dreamhost edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to access any page results in the connection timing out. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 2 uses in 2019, so could probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 16:38, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

No evident use, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:33, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

JerseyDatabase edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to open any page results in a connection timed out error. Looking at the internet archives this seems to have died some time in 2018. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 19 uses in 2019, but I think it is worth investigating where those links are - this seems like the kind of thing that would mainly be used in userpages, rather than content. 192.76.8.66 16:46, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

No evident use, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:34, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

distributedproofreaders edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

According to Interwiki map/detailed table these were both completely unused in 2019. I don't see how the content of these wikis is useful or relevant on WMF sites - these are "internal" documentation wikis containing instructions on how to use another website. I don't see why we would be linking to that content at all, let alone doing so frequently enough to justify two interwikis. 192.76.8.66 16:46, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Inconsequential use for either, remove both.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:34, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PatWIKI edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to access any wikipage returns a 404 error, the root page has been replaced with a login page for a web management console. searching online reveals people lamenting the death of this website in 2009. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had a single use in 2019, so can probably be removed with no clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:50, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Not used, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:35, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

FreekiWiki edit

Interwiki request: rmoval

Status:    On hold

According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had a single use in 2019. The main page of the wiki has had a notice on it for the last decade or so saying the wiki is abandoned, out of date and that anything useful has been moved to google docs. Given the lack of use this can probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 16:53, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

not used, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:35, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

KinoWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead. Trying to open any page results in an "invalid URL" error in Japanese, quite unexpected given that this is supposed to be a Russian language cinema wiki. Interwiki map/detailed table states this had 3 uses in 2019, so it could probably be removed with no clean up. 192.76.8.66 15:58, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

No usage, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:17, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

ZWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Completely broken, trying to open any page results in an internal server error. This is a doccumentation wiki for another piece of wiki software, I don't see why we would be linking to this at all on WMF sites, let alone doing so frequently enough to justify an interwiki. Interwiki map/detailed table states this had 4 uses in 2019, so it could probably be removed with no clean up. 192.76.8.66 16:00, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Inconsequential usage, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:18, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Livepedia edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, currently being squatted by a "buy this domain" advert. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was quite heavily used, so this might be a candidate for the discontinued list. 192.76.8.66 16:04, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

no usage, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:18, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

RoWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, currently contains a holding page from a domain reseller saying a new website will be taking over the domain soon. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was quite heavily used, so this might be a candidate for the discontinued list. 192.76.8.66 16:07, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Shows links through user:Legobot; @Legoktm: could you please spare an opinion on the resolution of the bots results on many wikis  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:29, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
The usage by Legobot is actually incorrect, it's supposed to point to rowiki as Taavi notes below. So I'd support removing this. Legoktm (talk) 17:40, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
This conflicts with https://ro.wikipedia.org (database name rowiki) and should be removed anyways. Taavi (talk!) 19:46, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
The usage is predominantly with the bot, and if it breaks, so be it, there will be little content space problems.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:49, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

OurMedia edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Attempting to access this site automatically redirects you to https, which then fails due to an ssl error. If you allow the unsecure connection you are redirected to a site advertising "talent management software". looking at W:Socialtext I fail to see why this interwiki was ever needed, why would we need to be routinely making links to a company that makes social software for companies? According to Interwiki map/detailed table this is basically unused, with 1 link in 2019. 192.76.8.66 16:12, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

no usage, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:19, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

EoKulturCentro edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Abandoned wiki - every page contains a notice saying that this Esparanto society migrated to a new webpage in 2012. The new webpage is currently full of gambling spam. I don't see how this wiki's content was relevant on WMF projects - the pages I could find seem to be meetup details - why would we need to link to that at all, let alone doing so frequently enough to justify an interwiki? according to Interwiki map/detailed table this was used once in 2019, and so can probably be removed with no clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:22, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

no usage, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:19, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

SchoolsWP edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to access this site results in an NXDOMAIN error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this has a couple of thousand incoming links, so this could be a good candidate for the discontinued list. 192.76.8.66 16:25, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wide usage, add to Interwiki map/discontinued  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:20, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

JEFO edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, this website does not appear to host a wiki anymore, and trying to access any /wiki subdomain returns a 404 error. The topic of this wiki is also incredibly niche and I don't see where it would ever be used on WMF sites - this is an Esperanto society for French youths. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was used a single time in 2019, and as such can probably be removed without clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:53, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential usage, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:25, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikiotics edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Broken - if you try to access this site it tries to force Https, which then fails due to an ssl error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 5 uses in 2019, and as such can probably be removed without clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:55, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

A dozen or so usages. If someone wishes to remove the links on the wikis, we can remove, otherwise we would use Interwiki map/discontinued. Open to suggestions.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:35, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

TabWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to access the site produces an NXDOMAIN error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was used a single time in 2019, so can probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 17:04, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

essentially unused, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:36, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

TmNet edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to access the site produces an NXDOMAIN error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had three uses in 2019, and as such could probably be removed without clean-up. 192.76.8.66 17:10, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

essentially unused, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:37, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

TyvaWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to access the website just results in the connection timing out. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 30 uses in 2019, so this would either need some clean-up or an entry in the discontinued list. 192.76.8.66 16:34, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

In use, a dozen or so usages.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:16, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

TMwiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to open the site results in an NXDOMAIN error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 3 uses in 2019, so can probably be removed with no clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:35, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

not used, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:17, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiF1 edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to access a content page produces a 404 error, the main page just returns the text "apache is functioning normally". According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had about a dozen uses, so it should be possible to remove this with some clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:38, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Handful of uses, most seem inconsequential, suggest that we can delete.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:18, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

wmin edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to open this website just results in the connection timing out. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this has/had thousands of incoming links. I suggest remapping this to point at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India, to match what has been done with a number of other dead chapter sites. 192.76.8.66 16:41, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

dozens of uses, would need a new target with explanatory.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:20, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

wmve edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to access this site results in an NXDOMAIN error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this has/had hundreds of uses. I suggest remapping this to point at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Venezuela, to match what has been done with a number of other dead chapter sites. 192.76.8.66 16:44, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Multiple uses, would need to be remapped with explanation.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:20, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

LiteratePrograms edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

This website is so badly broken it is unusable. Large chunks of the mediawiki interface are missing, including most of the tools needed to search for pages. The main page contains a selection of categories, attempting to navigate those categories will show most of them are empty and some of them cause the server to error out and return you to the main page. Clicking a redlink causes the server to output an xml error message. Special:random always takes you to the article "Quicksort (Mercury)". According to Interwiki map/detailed table this had 3 uses in 2019, and so can probably be removed without clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:49, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, recommend delete.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:21, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Technorati edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead (at least the thing this is supposed to be targeting is dead). Technorati started out as a search engine for blogs, that is what this interwiki is supposed to be targeting. In the early 2010's the search engine was discontinued, and the company refocused to become an advertising agency. I see no reason we would need to have an interwiki to the website of an advertising agency. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was used once in 2019, and as such can probably be removed with no clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:53, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, delete  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:22, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PythonWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, website has been redirected to a page advertising a python conference that took place in 2017. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was used 4 times in 2019, and as such can probably be removed with no clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:56, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, delete  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:22, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

JspWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold
  • related Wikidata item:

Dead, website has been restructured and does not seem to host a wiki anymore. Trying to open any page results in a 404 error. According to Interwiki map/detailed table this was used in 4 times in 2019, and can therefore probably be removed without clean-up. 192.76.8.66 17:00, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, delete  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:22, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

USEJ edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, website has been restructured and no longer hosts a wiki. Trying to access any of the old wiki domains returns a 404 error. This is the website for a youth Esperanto society - I don't see how the content of this wiki would have been relevant or useful on WMF projects even when it existed. Interwiki map/detailed table lists this as having 3 uses in 2019, so this can probably be removed with no cleanup. 192.76.8.66 17:04, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, delete  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:23, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WLUG edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

This is the wiki for the "Waikato Linux Users Group", a group for Linux users in Waikato, New Zealand. The Wiki is currently locked and preserved in an archive state. The user group that ran this wiki has been dissolved. The content of this wiki does not seem like it would be of any great use on WMF sites, Interwiki map/detailed table claims this had 2 uses in 2019. Remove as a basically unused interwiki to a closed project. 192.76.8.66 17:17, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, delete  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:23, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

FreeCultureWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, attempting to access any content page produces a 404 error, the home page of the wiki has been replaced with a notice that the wiki has been deleted due to spam. Interwiki map/detailed table lists this as having 3 uses in 2019, so it can probably be deleted with no clean-up. 192.76.8.66 16:36, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:21, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

GaussWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, content pages produce 404 errors, main page of the website has been replaced with a web management console login page. According to the detailed list this was used a single time in 2019, and so can probably be deleted without cleanup. 192.76.8.66 16:38, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, remove

wikisophia edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead, trying to open any page produces a 404 error. 5 uses in the detailed list, remove without cleanup. 192.76.8.66 16:40, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Actually has significant use, map to explanatory page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:23, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Unreal edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

I've been debating whether to list this as a "update to https" case or a "remove" case, I could be swayed either way but for now I'm putting it here. This is a wiki documenting the unreal engine, in my opinion this is a niche topic that would fail to meet the "be useful on a significant number of pages" criteria that would be expected of an addition these days. When I visited the site it became apparent that the wiki was fairly unreadable due to display issues - the text starts about 2" off the left hand side of the browser window, so the start of each line is missing. I tried to click a wikilink, and instead of being taken to a new page I was presented with a full page popup advert. According to the detailed list this only had about a dozen uses in 2019. Between the niche topic, lack of use, obtrusive ads and broken site I think removal would be best here. 192.76.8.66 17:18, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

less than 10 uses, suggest we remove, and cleanup.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:23, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

NKcells edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Usurped. This used to host a wiki about natural killer cells, it now hosts a spammy blog advertising health and medicine products. 192.76.8.66 15:53, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Not used, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:59, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

NoSmoke edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Dead website that is falling to bits. Recent changes shows this wiki hasn't been edited since 2019, and all of the recent edits are spambots. Trying to access articles results in the webserver printing out bits of code and error messages (try the main page). 192.76.8.66 15:57, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

on three links at koWP, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:57, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PanaWiki edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

According to the detailed list this is basically unused. Attempting to access articles results in large php warnings being printed over the top of the content. 192.76.8.66 16:00, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

unused, rempove

C2find edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    On hold

Does not appear to be functional - the new single page application version of the C2 wiki does not appear to support passing search terms via URL. This is also redundant to the other C2 interwikis - you can just make an interwiki link of the form [[C2:Findpage&value=foo]]. Very few uses according to the detailed map. 192.76.8.66 16:04, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

unused, remove

MusicBrainz edit

Interwiki request: removal

Status:    In progress

This is a bit of an odd request, I'm listing it here as a first step but really this is a "repurpose the interwiki for something else" request.

At the moment the MusicBrainz interwiki does not lead to the actual content of the MusicBrainz site, it leads to an internal documentation wiki/site containing instructions on how to use and edit MusicBrainz. I don't see why we would need to link to internal MusicBrainz help pages frequently enough to merit an interwiki, and according to the detailed list this has very few uses. We do, however, have hundreds of thousands of pages across multiple projects linking to MusicBrainz content pages, via things like authority control templates.

I therefore am proposing that the current MusicBrainz interwiki is discontinued, and any uses are cleaned up. It may then be possible to follow this up with another request, adding a new MusicBrainz interwiki targeting the content pages of that site, which are widely used and where, in my opinion, an interwiki link would be much more useful. 192.76.8.66 15:21, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Requests for updates edit

  This section is for requesting update for an existing interwiki. This could be needed if your site's URL has changed. Please add new entries at the bottom of the section.

tvtropes edit



tvtropes • global-search

This interwiki was added way back in November 2006, before TV Tropes had its modern namespace system. Nowadays, most pages that aren't about individual tropes have been moved outside the Main namespace, which is the only one currently supported on here. Would it be possible to make, for example, [[tvtropes:Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer]] link to the Series page while still defaulting to the Main namespace if there's no slash? Other solutions (maybe a separate prefix for non-mainspace pages?) are of course welcome. Ionmars10 (talk) 18:25, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Ionmars10: If it is has been in place since 2006, then I believe that as there are only 14 uses of its interwiki that we probably should consider stop supporting its use, especially looking at all the uses of the full domain in urls. Not one of its uses of the interwiki is of importance. That said I would have no issue with removing the main component meaning that user would just need to put the full path of the PAGENAME equivalent.  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:56, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
I tend to agree with billinghurst regarding the discontinuation of the prefix. It's used 19 times at this moment. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:43, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
I support removal. Frostly (talk) 03:44, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Comment proposing to discontinue, can someone please update the existing usage to full urls.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:38, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Encyc edit



encyc • global-search

Hi Admins - can we possibly update Encyc's link to https://encyc.org/wiki as the current link is dead, and they're now operating with a valid secure cert? Thanks! - Alison 18:47, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Comment proposal is to convert http: to https:. Seems reasonable, so I will do with next batch.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:40, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Restores WMDE edit

Status:    In progress


wmde • global-search

I don’t understand why wmde: prefix has been broken in 2021. We have prefered a wrong link (home page) rather than a 404 error (explaining the link is broken), which seems me much clearer for visitors. Note some links have been fixed meanwhile: mentionned “Präsidium” is now a correct redirection.

So, I propose to turn the URL into https://wikimedia.de/$1 to allow further links. CC Martin Rulsch and MF-Warburg --Pols12 (talk) 13:48, 26 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

https://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/Pr%C3%A4sidium returns "Diese Seite konnte nicht gefunden werden" and does not redirect to https://www.wikimedia.de/praesidium/ to me. Am I missing something? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:28, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
@MarcoAurelio The new URL pattern they are proposing for the interwiki shortcut does not include the /wiki part, so [[WMDE:Präsidium]] would go straight to https://wikimedia.de/Präsidium. 192.76.8.66 19:06, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply


  Comment @Pols12: Please do not tell us the problem. Please identify the solution. That is to say that you should be proposing the fix.

We didn't break it, there was a discussion and we arrived at a solution. If you have a better solution, then it is a matter of presenting it. I plan to fix other requests over the weekend, so if you are quick, then it will get into that batch,

  • wmde: => link:????

 — billinghurst sDrewth 06:43, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

DrumCorpsWiki edit



DrumCorpsWiki • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://www.drumcorpswiki.com/index.php/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://drumcorps.fandom.com/wiki/$1

This wiki was migrated to fandom in 2022 and the old URL's turned into redirects, the URL pattern should be updated to point at the new site. This would also have the advantage of forcing https.

Before making this change, however, it would probably be worth considering if this interwiki prefix is worth keeping. I can't use the cross wiki search tool, but the wiki this points to has only 700 pages, has had 2 edits in the last month and seems rather niche. It might be worth swapping any existing uses to the wikia: prefix and removing this one. 192.76.8.66 22:48, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

3 uses, none to main namespace or content spaces. Recommend removal.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:51, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

HammondWiki edit



HammondWiki • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://www.dairiki.org/HammondWiki/index.php3?$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://www.dairiki.org/HammondWiki/index.php3?$1

This site supports https, so it would probably be a good idea for the interwiki mapping to be updated to use it.

I do question whether this interwiki is actually worth keeping, according to Interwiki map/detailed table this interwiki had 4 uses in 2019, it's on a very niche topic and the project looks fairly dead - There have been no edits at all in the last 90 days. 192.76.8.66 18:29, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

One use. Recommend removal.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:30, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WoWWiki edit

Status:    On hold


WoWWiki • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://www.wowwiki.com/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/$1

This one is a bit complex, and requires a bit of explanation. As far as I can work out the sequence of events is as follows:

  1. WoWWiki is founded as an independent wiki at the domain in the interwiki map.
  2. WowWiki is acquired by wikia, and moved to a wikia domain. This upset some of the community, who forked to make a parallel wiki on gamepedia.
  3. wikia renames to fandom, and WoWWiki is moved to a fandom domain.
  4. Gamepedia is acquired by fandom, and the wow gamepedia wiki becomes a fandom wiki. Because both wikis are now on the fandom platform they decide to merge.
  5. A new merged wiki, wowpedia, is created, the content of wowwiki is moved to https://wowwiki-archive.fandom.com/ and the wiki is locked.

At the moment the URL in the interwiki redirects you to https://wowwiki-archive.fandom.com/. This wiki is dead, it has been locked for editing by fandom, every page seems to be a mess of broken lua modules and templates, and the top of every page contains a massive banner telling you the content has moved to wowpedia. I think the interwiki should be updated to point at the wowpedia domain, which is an active wiki that contains the merged content of wowwiki and the gamepedia fork. 192.76.8.66 17:05, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Comment essentially unused, we should delete.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:09, 14 August 2023 (UTC) Found some more links, we should fix.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:19, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

MarvelDatabase edit

Status:    On hold


MarvelDatabase • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://www.marveldatabase.com/wiki/index.php/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/$1

Marveldatabase was acquired by fandom and moved to a fandom domain. The link in the interwiki should be updated to point directly at the wiki content, rather than going through a redirect. This change would also have the advantage of forcing https. 192.76.8.66 17:09, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

  Comment confirmed moved, and well used, will need to be updated.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:28, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

paws edit

Status:    On hold


paws • global-search

Current URL pattern

https://public.paws.wmcloud.org/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://public-paws.wmcloud.org/$1

Paws recently moved URLs so that it could avoid needing special networking (Phab:T328842), the interwiki should be updated to point at the new domain as the old one returns an NXDOMAIN error. 192.76.8.66 19:46, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

@BryanDavis and BDavis (WMF): Any comment or direction?  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:31, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst I agree with the proposed update to https://public-paws.wmcloud.org/$1. @VRook (WMF) can give more detailed explanations of what changed and why if that will help anyone decide how to take action on this request. -- BDavis (WMF) (talk) 22:42, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
Authoritative support is sufficient.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:48, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

glottopedia edit



Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Current URL pattern: //glottopedia.org/index.php/$1

The Https part of this site seems to be dead - it produces "connection refused" errors. The interwiki should be updated to explicitly use the http site which is still functional. 192.76.8.66 16:16, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

a couple of uses, I would suggest that links be updated to urls, and we remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:16, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

BCNbio edit



Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Current URL pattern: http://historiapolitica.bcn.cl/resenas_parlamentarias/wiki/$1

This website has been restructured (multiple times by the looks of it), and the location of the wiki has changed. Trying to access the url in the interwiki map produces an NXDOMAIN error. As an example, the page that used to be located at http://historiapolitica.bcn.cl/resenas_parlamentarias/wiki/Juan_Agustín_Alcalde_Bascuñán (archive link) is now located at https://www.bcn.cl/historiapolitica/resenas_parlamentarias/wiki/Juan_Agustín_Alcalde_Bascuñán 192.76.8.66 16:39, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

not used, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:13, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
It is used with quite a number of uses at esWS. @Aleator and Shooke: please review and advise how you wish to proceed. Will need a fix if possible.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:17, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst: In es.WS I updated 1 link to historiapolitica.bcn.cl, so no more links in es.WS. There are some of the updated one, so I think it is OK in es.WS.
Old link historiapolitica.bcn.cl still is used in es.WP.
I think that update request is good. A similar one was made in es.WP time ago (es:Wikipedia:Bot/Solicitudes/Archivo/2020_Sem1#Actualización_de_enlace_externo). I ping @Vanbasten 23: for his knowledge. Best regards! -Aleator (talk) 14:35, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiTI edit

Status:    On hold


WikiTI • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://wikiti.denglend.net/index.php?title=$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://wikiti.brandonw.net/index.php?title=$1

According to a note on its main page this wiki moved to this new domain in 2009. The existing URL produces a NXDOMAIN error when accessed. If the numbers in Interwiki map/detailed table are still somewhat accurate and this has ~10 uses there would, in my opinion, be a good argument for removing the interwiki for lack of use. 192.76.8.66 17:02, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

not used needfully, remove.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:14, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
In use, fixing seems worthwhile.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:38, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

EnergieWiki edit



EnergieWiki • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://www.netzwerk-energieberater.de/wiki/index.php/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://wiki.energie-m.de/$1

The homepage of the URL in the interwiki map contains a notice stating that the wiki has moved to a new location and that the old domain is for sale. If the usage statistics in Interwiki map/detailed table are still accurate and this has single digit uses it may be worth considering removal for lack of use. 192.76.8.66 17:22, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

inconsequential use, suggest delete  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:25, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

ChoralWiki edit

Status:    On hold


ChoralWiki • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/$1

This wiki supports https, it would be good to update the interwiki map to use it. 192.76.8.66 17:25, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

multiple usages, rempapping recommended  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:26, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Openlibrary edit

Status:    On hold


Openlibrary • global-search

Current URL pattern

http://openlibrary.org/$1

Proposed URL pattern

https://openlibrary.org/$1

Update to https as the site supports it. 192.76.8.66 16:42, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

update recommended  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:26, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

ReVo edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

This dictionary has moved urls, the interwiki map should be updated to match. This would also have the advantage of enabling https. 192.76.8.66 16:49, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

update recommended  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:27, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wqy edit



Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Current URL pattern:

http://wqy.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/index.cgi?$1

This site seems to have moved URLs. If the usage stats in Interwiki map/detailed table are accurate and this has a single incoming link we should remove for lack of usage. 192.76.8.66 16:52, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

unused, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:29, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
As the LinkSearch above suggests, an updated pattern of http://wenq.org/wqy2/index.cgi?$1 could be beneficial for pages like en:WenQuanYi and zh:文泉驿正黑体. The existing external links to be replaced might not be many enough, though. By the way, I think you linked the wrong Wikidata item after "related Wikidata item" - currently it reads "Citizendium (Q187801)". Should it be d:Q7982225? --whym (talk) 10:08, 1 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Citizendium edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Straightforward update to https since it is supported by this site. 192.76.8.66 16:54, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

update recommended  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:28, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

wmcl edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

The Https version of this site returns certificate errors. I suggest downgrading to http, which still functions. 192.76.8.66 16:57, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

less than a dozen uses, should be considered for removal, though probably easier to update and keep  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:30, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Urbandict edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported 192.76.8.66 17:00, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

update recommended  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:31, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Esolang edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https since it is supported. Looking at the detailed list I think it is questionable whether this interwiki is worth keeping, given it's apparent lack of use. 192.76.8.66 17:05, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

dozen or so uses, update recommended  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:34, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

JSTOR edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to Https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 16:10, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

In use, to update  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:19, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiWikiWeb edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

The wikiwikiweb site has moved, this request is to update the interwiki map to point at the new location and add https support. 192.76.8.66 16:13, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

first and third are used, and should be updated, the second is not used and should be removed  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:18, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

wmar edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported on this site 192.76.8.66 16:19, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

to update  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:13, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

wmil edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported here. 192.76.8.66 16:21, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

to update  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:13, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

wmsk edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Another chapter site that should be updated to https. 192.76.8.66 16:22, 18 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

to update  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:12, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Dcc edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. I do question whether a wiki dedicated to the communication protocol used by digital model trains would ever see sufficient use to justify an interwiki. 192.76.8.66 12:51, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

used, to be updated  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:16, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PokeWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported by this site. 192.76.8.66 12:55, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

low usage on first version, no usage on second version. Definitely remove the second, and recommend removal of the first with corresponding link update.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:16, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Scoutwiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported 192.76.8.66 12:56, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

low usage, 2 main ns, some talk: ns, and some ancillary, worthwhile having the conversation about whether needed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:11, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiIndex edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 12:58, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

in use, will need an update  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:08, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikinfo edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 13:00, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

3 main ns usage, one person has it on lots of user pages, and usage at other places, though one has to wonder about its real and appropriate usage. Worthy of a discussion. In lieu of the conversation, will update.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:38, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Unihan edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 13:03, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

two usage, recommend replacement and removal. Will remove unless request to keep  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:16, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

ThinkWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to Https. If the usage stats in the detailed table are still accurate this might be a candidate for removal due to lack of use. 192.76.8.66 13:05, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

seven uses, recommend link replacement and removal. Will remove if no comment to keep  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:15, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiChristian edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to Https. If the usage stats in the detailed list are still accurate this might be a candidate for removal due to lack of use. 192.76.8.66 13:08, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

one use, recommend its replacement, and map removal  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:14, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

glyphwiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. It may be worth checking if the English site is actually in use. 192.76.8.66 13:11, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

only two main ns usage for ja, and some other nss. Pretty similar for en, could remove, could update. In lieu of any comment, then will update.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:12, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiSkripta edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https since this site supports it. 192.76.8.66 18:30, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

in use, can update  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:10, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

MozillaZineKB edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. I do question whether we actually need an interwiki to an unofficial knowledge base for Mozilla products - it seems very niche and not particularly useful on WMF sites. 192.76.8.66 13:18, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

in use, update

SLWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported here. 192.76.8.66 13:20, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

I would not that this has four or five usages in main ns and all seem to be on the main article. Usage by legobot per #rowiki (above) As it conflicts with w:sl: (slwiki), I suggest link updates and removal.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:08, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Theopedia edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 13:22, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

has usage, update  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:05, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Swtrain edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as is is supported. 192.76.8.66 13:25, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Has usages, should be updated

LinuxWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Interwiki request: update

Status:    On hold

Update to https as it is supported. It may be worth consolidating these down to just one interwiki, according to the detailed list "LinuxWikiDe" is basically unused, and it makes little sense to differentiate these intewikis by language when they both lead to the same place. 192.76.8.66 13:31, 20 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

both unused, remove  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:02, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

OLPC edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 15:24, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

S23Wiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. I do question whether this interwiki is actually needed - this is a wiki for a small sub-organisation involved in the search for extra-terrestrial life. 192.76.8.66 15:26, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Squeak edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. This is another interwiki that I think is of questionable usefulness, targeting a documentation wiki for a niche programming language. 192.76.8.66 15:29, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Baden edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. Again, I really do question whether we need an interwiki to a site that covers only one town - it doesn't seem like it would ever see much use. 192.76.8.66 15:32, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

DWJWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. If the usage stats in the detailed table are still accurate this may be a candidate for removal for lack of use. 192.76.8.66 15:36, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Foldoc edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 15:38, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

ganfyd edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https. This is preserved as a read only archive and seems to be sort of falling to bits, so we should prepare for the possibility that this site may not be accessible in the future. 192.76.8.66 15:40, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

PMEG edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to Https as it is supported. Questionable levels of use according to the detailed list. 192.76.8.66 15:43, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

VKoL edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https. If this is unused, as the detailed list suggests, it could be removed instead. 192.76.8.66 15:45, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

TMBW edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to Https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 15:47, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

RoboWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. If this is unused, as the detailed table suggests, it could be deleted instead. 192.76.8.66 15:49, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

KontuWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. If the interwiki is as little used as the detailed table suggests it should probably be removed instead. 192.76.8.66 15:52, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikilivresRU edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to Https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 15:53, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

enkol edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 15:55, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

HupWiki edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. It the usage stats in the detailed list are still accurate and this has 2 uses it could be a candidate for removal for lack of use. 192.76.8.66 15:57, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Monstropedia edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. If this only has 2 uses, as the detailed table suggests, remove for lack of use. 192.76.8.66 15:58, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

MosaPedia edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 16:00, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

RheinNeckar edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. 192.76.8.66 16:02, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Rodovid edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Update to https as it is supported. This may be a candidate for removal for lack of use. 192.76.8.66 16:04, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

hdl-Links please change from http to https edit

Interwiki request: update

Status:    In progress

Links like [[hdl:10520/EJC-a019b5b9e]] (hdl:10520/EJC-a019b5b9e) currently create some http-link. I think it is a good idea to change those links to https-links, since they work as well, compare https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-a019b5b9e vs. http://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC-a019b5b9e

Thanks. --Wurgl (talk) 22:45, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Quality edit

Interwiki request: Redirect..?

Status:    In progress
  • prefix: quality: • quality:%3A%22&regex=1&ignorecase=1&namespaces=&title= global-search
  • related Wikidata item: [[d:Special:EntityPage/{{{ITEM}}}|{{{ITEM}}}]]

I noticed this as an entry at w:Help:Interwiki linking#Interwiki linking from and within Wikimedia, it's a closed wiki, all it gives you is a page with a manual redirect. Whatever way the {{Interwiki request}} template parses sort-of-kinda-internal URLs, it hates this one.

It has a "longform" IW link - [[quality:]]

Following the most relevant option at the redirect you end up at Wikiquality/Portal (actually located here on meta-wiki), which is itself a vestigial page with the {{historical}} template applied.

So, obviously not important, but maybe the target should be changed to save people the extra click.

One cookie (talk) 20:14, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Why would we need a shorthand to link to a closed wiki that has basically no content? —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:25, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
We don't, but that is what we have already. It exists, I'm not requesting that it be created.
There's basically no content at the Special:AllPages link for the wiki because "this wiki has been closed and its content has been moved to meta.wikimedia.org". Some of the content you're looking for is at the correct address for the shortcut's target, meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikiquality/Portal - but, since most of the content created for the project was as articles for a mailing list, the bulk of it is at listarchive:list/wikiquality-l@lists.wikimedia.org/latest.
The project was seen as important, enough so that it was given a shortcut link, and its link was used as one of the 29 examples of prefix codes included at w:Help:Interwiki linking, so what we currently do actually have is a shorthand link which: has been used, can be found on pages of projects which are not closed and which will be seen by users, was functional when it was used, is now broken and points to a dead page.
The shortcut should either be fixed or removed from that list, but removing it from that list won't remove it from anywhere anyone's ever used it, where it will remain an annoying broken link! One cookie (talk) 14:38, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
"The shortcut should either be fixed or removed from that list". 100% agreed. I'd lean toward remove, as the quality wiki was closed a long time ago and I doubt there are any/many links, but that can be checked. Thorough response: thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:54, 25 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Troubleshooting edit

  This section is for comments related to problems or corrections with the interwiki map (such as incorrect syntax or entries not functioning). This is not the section to request that a prefix be disabled (see Proposed removals above).

Other discussions edit

Criteria for listing and delisting edit

We have a criteria for suggested listings into the interwiki map, and that is around an expected usage. We don't tend to review the workable functioning of a listing and at what point we declare whether the listing is meeting its aim of easy wikilinking, or whether a full url would be or should be the best.

I think that it is time for a root and branch discussion on what should and should not be on the list, and the criteria for listing and delisting. At the moment, conversations stay open for a while and it is the lack of clarity of the value to the target sites, or to the WMF wikis of that listing.

This is a heads up only, and it may turn into something more fully fledged, or it may not. If someone likes writing RFCs, then go for it, it is not my area of excitement.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:27, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

In my opinion the key things for a good interwiki are: (a) that it should be a site that is linked to frequently (b) across a range of projects and (c) where we can trust that the majority of links that are added are going to be "good".
I think the current criteria for adding an interwiki focus too much on the site having alignment with the values of WMF projects. The 7 criteria listed currently are:
  1. be useful on a significant number of pages
  2. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects, including the purpose of the site
  3. be trusted not to encourage spam links being added to the Wikimedia projects
  4. be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license)
  5. be a wiki
  6. have reasonable amounts of content
  7. not contain malware
Of these point 5 (be a wiki) and point 6 (be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license)) are both widely ignored in practice and in principle don't actually affect whether an interwiki would be used or useful. According to the 2019 stats dump at Interwiki map/detailed table a lot of the really highly used interwikis are links to tools and services that are not wikis (phabricator, irc, mailing lists, ticket systems etc), and standard identifiers (doi, pubmed), which may lead to non-free content. Neither of those are actually allowed under current policy, but both have proven to be very useful to editors.
In my opinion points 1, 2 and 6 are three different ways of expressing the idea that the site should have content that is going to be useful in lots of places on wmf projects, I think they could probably be merged into a single point to the effect of "contain content that is going to be linked to on a significant number of pages on multiple projects".
I also think the addition criteria should include a point to the effect of "we should trust that this site is still going to exist in 10 years time, and that any interwiki links are going to work". There are a lot of sites currently in the interwiki map that seem to have been single person operations that have since vanished leading to a lot of dead links. I think that adding interwikis to "internal" site functionality also needs extra consideration, we should be making sure that such links aren't going to stop working the next time a website gets restructured (see the c2find interwiki for an example).
In terms of removals, I think that at the minimum we should be removing sites that are dead, sites that are unusably broken, sites that have been restructured in a way that the interwikis have been broken and cannot be fixed, and interwikis which have basically no usage and have little chance of being widely used. A lot of the the last case of interwikis are going to be "grandfathered" things left over from when this page was open to ip editing and sites were being added with little oversight. 192.76.8.66 17:08, 23 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
I concur and add that we could straight up delete criteria 5 and 6, since actual usage has shown they actually run contrary to what editors want for interwiki prefixes. UndueMarmot (talk) 13:55, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
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