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CfP WikiConference Yerevan 2013Edit

Hi, can we add here this: Wikimedia Armenia announces Call for Participation for WikiConference Yerevan 2013 or isn't this the right place? --vacio 12:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Setup to use mw:Extension:Translate?Edit

Should this template be setup to use mw:Extension:Translate rather than the current setup of code based translations? --Varnent (talk)(COI) 00:09, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Link errorEdit

{{Edit Protected}} Please replace the red link line 122 :

|fr= Nouvelle [[Research:Wikimi>edia referrer policy|politique d'origine Wikmedia]] pour contrecarrer les effets indésirables de l'utilisation d'[[HTTPS]]


|fr= Nouvelle [[Research:Wikimedia referrer policy|politique d'origine Wikmedia]] pour contrecarrer les effets indésirables de l'utilisation d'[[HTTPS]]. — Metamorforme42 (talk) 19:42, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Done. Matiia (talk) 19:55, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Temporary stop to all editing for server maintenanceEdit

Should information about Tech/Server switch 2016 be listed on the front page? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:29, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

I added it. --Lsanabria (talk) 21:20, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

User Interaction ConsultationEdit

This mediawiki link seems interesting, we add also MediaWiki link on this section, and they need good and competent ideas. IMHO we should add it. What do you think?--Alexmar983 (talk) 06:01, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

@Alexmar983: Done! --Lsanabria (talk) 03:54, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you Lsanabria--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:29, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
My pleasure. --Lsanabria (talk) 05:06, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikistats 2.0 content and activity reportsEdit

This is also quite important mw:Analytics/Wikistats/DumpReports/Future per report. According to the webpage of Erik Zachte, this is the survey which contains a list of available reports. User are welcome to state their preferences about which Wikistats content and activity reports (aka dump reports) they would prefer to see continued in a new form (probably with improvements).

Could we add it?--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:56, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

@Alexmar983: Sure. Don't see any reason why not. I left a quick question on the talk page in MediaWiki. Regards, Lsanabria (talk) 19:11, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Help:VisualEditor/Community TaskforceEdit

I'd like to add a link to this page, with the mediawiki logo next to it. (Actually, if someone would be so nice to add it already, that'd be super rad.) Thanks! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:56, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

@Elitre (WMF): Done. Let me know if you would like to change the wording. Lsanabria (talk) 12:28, 30 June 2016 (UTC)
Love it. Thank you very much :) --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 12:40, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected MeskEdit

{{edit semi-protected}}

At Mesk of Semi-Protected the rest of life desk.

AJ Gaspar (talk) 04:36, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

I don't see a valid edit request here. --Glaisher (talk) 05:00, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-Users are bein hereEdit

{{edit semi-protected}} Every people is Metian,Commonian,Wikipedian,Wikidictionian and others to enjoy Wikimedia Foundation pls. goto Main Page in Meta-Wiki.

Closed invalid request. - Glaisher (talk) 05:00, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Formatting questionEdit

{{help me}} What caused the formatting to be messed up on this edit (https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Main_Page/WM_News&oldid=16472478)?

Thanks, Daylen (talk) 22:22, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

@Daylen: Sadly a bit too late. Round 1 ended yesterday. The closing |} was missing. -- Reise Reise (talk) 13:12, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Editing outages on 19 April and 3 May 2017Edit

Tech/Server switch 2017 has been scheduled for Wednesday, 19 April and Wednesday, 3 May. The time of day has not been finalized, but it will probably be starting at 14:00 UTC (my second guess is 15:00 UTC). Could someone add this to the page? (Ping me with any questions.) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:04, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@JB82, Courcelles, and Lsanabria: Also, don't you think that Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017 should be listed here? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:04, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
I have just added the Server switch. -- Reise Reise (talk) 13:12, 31 March 2017 (UTC)
@Whatamidoing (WMF): I added the Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2017 announcement. I put today's date for the lack of a better one since it started several weeks ago. Regards, Lsanabria (talk) 05:04, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, both of you. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 05:55, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

Schedule needs another updateEdit

I recently added the Elections on the schedule. However, I wonder what happened to regulars editing the schedule. --George Ho (talk) 06:16, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 June 2017Edit

{{edit semi-protected|Template:Main Page/WM News}}

2600:1004:B107:849B:CDFA:A961:5947:42F4 19:25, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

no request. -- Reise Reise (talk) 07:04, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Shahid Iqbal SialEdit

Shahid Iqbal Jhang Pakistan


Hi. Can I insert m:Wiki4MediaFreedom contest? Any objections?--Alexmar983 (talk) 16:17, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

@Rossella Vignola (OBC): done .--Alexmar983 (talk) 17:13, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
@Alexmar983: Thank you!--Rossella Vignola (OBC) (talk) 17:17, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 12 October 2018Edit


Skshastari123 (talk) 14:05, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

  Not donexaosflux Talk 14:25, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 November 2018Edit

Eyeradio (talk) 18:16, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

  nothing indicated to be done @Eyeradio: you need to add details of the required changes, not just the template.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:51, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

WikiCite 2018Edit

Please consider adding WikiCite 2018 (Nov 27-29) to the events calendar.--Dario (WMF) (talk) 04:06, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

@Dario (WMF): the page is soft-protected only, please free add your event(s). There is no filtering process or team to do this.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:30, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: done, thanks.--Dario (WMF) (talk) 00:40, 21 November 2018 (UTC)


Das ist ein Scherz oder? Außer dem Eingangstext ist quasi nichts deutsch. Nichtmal das Datum, welches ja vermutlich automatisch gesetzt wird ist deutsch. Ich hätte ja fast was übersetzt. Aber als Normalsterblicher bin ich an der Technik gescheitert. Bitte ändert den Einleitungssatz: "Welcome to Meta-Wiki, the global english speaking community site for the Wikimedia Foundation's projects." (Das es das zumindest teilweise in anderen Sprachen gibt muss man auch erstmal rausfinden. Die meisten Websites mit Übersetzungen die ich kenne machen das oben rechts gut sichtbar. Bei WMF muss man erstmal ein bischen scrollen. Dabei aber nicht auf die Idee kommen, das die Sprache links zu ändern wäre; da kommt man ganz woanders hin. Bei der Nutzerfreundlichkeit ist noch sehr viel Luft nach oben. ......Sicherlich Post 18:18, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

clean up the pageEdit

Hi. The events in the current list are months old at the moment. I could remove them, but I'd like to know if there is an archive page. I added information sometimes, but never removed it.--Alexmar983 (talk) 19:39, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Doesn't appear so Special:PrefixIndex/Template:Main_Page/WM_News  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:51, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Template:Older goings-on now I see it, maybe a poor connection I couldn't see it.--Alexmar983 (talk) 09:48, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
suggestion--Alexmar983 (talk) 09:52, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Sheesh, and look who created the page! How we forget.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:02, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
It's the age, same with me with not finding thing right in front of me. memory and sight decline...--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:05, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

autoconfirmed usersEdit

Hi. I am a autoconfirmed user and I still not able to edit the correspondent articles. Thank you.

--Mansil alfalb (talk) 14:21, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes you can, this edit was made.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:11, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

October 2019 is duplicatedEdit

October 2019 section is duplicated. --MarioGom (talk) 22:06, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done thanks 👍  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:42, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Not reading in preference languageEdit

I set ja as my display language, but MainPage displays in en only. (?_?) --Omotecho (talk) / typo fixed 13:38, 2 January 2020 (UTC)/ 13:37, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

ja translation not renderedEdit

Update, ja translation for 2019-November or 2019-October is not rendered, but I think they displayed before some updates to templates: pls see diff. Could you fix please? -- made a subsection and added diff Omotecho (talk) 10:24, 15 January 2020 (UTC) Omotecho (talk) 10:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
It went broken in this edit by @Pols12:, I have restored the uselang as it seems to work. Stryn (talk) 20:46, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Omotecho, Stryn, actually, `uselang ` is totally unuseful: you could replace it with “cijferijzof” it would “work” too. Since the Main Page has been rewrited, it is configured to be displayed in English. You have to visit Main_Page/ja to see it in Japanese: the Other Language frame in page bottom let's you choose the language. Since Stryn replaced `lang` with `uselang`, whatever the language you choose in Other Language, the event language will remain localised “en”. Unfortunately, I have not the time now to rewrite the page. —Pols12 (talk) 22:48, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you both Stryn and Pols12, whatever good I wish tohcontribute, but not quite tech-rich as you both are. And even if the code might be made fit better, to me, case is closed (and so it would be for maybe a hundred more readers/translators with lesser tech). My humble appreciation for your swift replies, cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 00:44, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Add steward electionsEdit

Hi, please someone add the SE for the main page, it was in my plans for today, but I'm running out of time. You can copy from the last year (see history). Stryn (talk) 20:48, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

  Already done by the magnificent Trijnstel. We even had a romantic edit conflict. :-)  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:27, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
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