Probably not a good idea to add non-SUL wikis to global watchlistEdit

There are good reasons why those wikis are non-SUL. One might consider them "air-gapped" from the rest of Wikimedia projects. The separate account required to access a non-SUL wiki may not be identical to the username/global account that accesses the SUL wikis, and for security reasons they require a different password than one would use on the main global account. Most of these wikis contain non-public information, including non-public personal information. As a member of multiple non-SUL wikis at present, and even more in the past, I can say quite honestly that any hypothetical value in including them in the global watchlist is greatly outweighed by the security risks involved. Those individuals who have an account on a non-SUL wiki can set preferences for email notifications of changes (at least on most of those wikis), and that is a much more secure way of handling watchlist-type information. Risker (talk) 16:50, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

I expressed my reservations to Danny before, but I want to second @Risker's comment anyway. This is well said, and I fully share the thoughts in the comment., Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:55, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
I agree. The privates wikis are intentionally separate from the SUL farm. There are a scant few that might be useful to have in Global Watchlist, such as Wikitech, but I can only assume there are technical challenges here given it requires a separate set of credentials to query it. You would need the user to manually provide a watchlist token, and/or login to the non-SUL wiki through OAuth or something. From a user experience perspective this seems non-ideal, too. MusikAnimal talk 17:02, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
@Risker I understand the potential security issues, which is why if there was support for adding non-SUL wikis the first thing I was going to do is get approval from the security team before moving forward. DannyS712 (talk) 21:30, 22 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi DannyS712, I was pretty sure you understood the issues. The purpose of publicly posting this is that...well, memories are short, and it's worthwhile to articulate reasons for decisions so that when the same question comes up a few years down the road, we already have some record of discussion and decision-making. I know you're aware of the concept of perennial proposals from your work in a lot of different areas. Risker (talk) 16:33, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi DannyS712! We have discussed this in the German Arbcom as well and most of us would not like to use the global watchlist for non-SUL wikis, since this wikis are intentionally non-SUL (i.e. you can use different passwords, 2FAs, etc) and because of privacy reasons. Best regards, --Ameisenigel (talk) 20:12, 30 June 2021 (UTC)

About os.wikiEdit

Znauri (Qornisi) is part of Georgia and now is occupied by Russia, and there is non-recognized republic South Ossetia, I have made change in this page, I have just written that it's territory of Georgia but administrator of has reverted my edit and now I am not able to edit this page because this user has defensed this page, please help me --ჯეო (talk) 10:31, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

@ჯეო what exactly are you asking me to do? I don't know the relevant information nor the language - it looks like the protection is temporary though DannyS712 (talk) 10:47, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
I am asking you for help cause there is no freedom in and it's just place for separatism, there is not any neutral article about occupied regions and that's why I am asking you for help, I am asking you for help becuase administrator of is not listening to me and he is still making this project more and more unneutral, and the last reason why am asking to you, because it always works to admin of and after message of administrator of meta he became more neutral and give me permission to made this edit which made some pages neutral and not full of separatism--ჯეო (talk) 10:50, 1 July 2021 (UTC)
Well if the only reason you made this request was to get their attention, thats fine, but if you want my help, what exactly should I do? I don't think this is the correct forum to get help (my individual talk page) since I'm not active on that wiki --DannyS712 (talk) 10:51, 1 July 2021 (UTC)

Only English translationEdit

Could you explain this? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
16:00, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4 no idea, removed the limitation now DannyS712 (talk) 19:07, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

Broken template at SRGEdit

I tested around a bit, and it seems that there is some unexpected behaviour with a parameter check. Compare the following:

[{{fullurl:User:*(kt)*-t"-t"=1"}} *(kt)*-t"-t"=1"]

[{{fullurl:User:*(kt)*-t"-t"=1"}} {{#if:{{{hidename|}}}|<abbr title="name hidden">''name hidden''</abbr>|*(kt)*-t"-t"=1"}}]

While the first one renders fine, the second one appears to add an extra linebreak before the link title (thus resulting in the * character to be interpreted as a bullet list marker)? ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
21:27, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Not sure why, sorry DannyS712 (talk) 21:48, 28 July 2021 (UTC)

Marking Wikiproject:Antispam for translationEdit


Could you please mark for translation Wikiproject:Antispam, Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam, Wikiproject:Antispam/Contacts and Wikiproject:Antispam/Archives please? Sorry if there is a dedicated place to ask that: I could not find it.

Best, — Jules* Talk 17:18, 30 July 2021 (UTC)

@Jules* FWIW, I would suggest transcluding a (translatable) header on the talk page, or else the page would need to be re-marked for translation each time someone makes a post. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
18:35, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks @1234qwer1234qwer4, I will do that. So it will be Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam/Header instead. — Jules* Talk 18:39, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Done, I think - generally requests can be made at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat if you don't know a specific translation admin, but I'm happy to help DannyS712 (talk) 22:37, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! :) — Jules* Talk 23:03, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Can you mark for translation Talk:Wikiproject:Antispam/Header too please? — Jules* Talk 10:31, 31 July 2021 (UTC)
  Done --DannyS712 (talk) 00:01, 1 August 2021 (UTC)