Template:Delete edit

Why discourage it? IMO, there are a lot of speedy deletes (in fact, I find most of the pages on Meta:RfD to be speedy deltes. A speedy delete template would help keep only relevant entries there, while deleting of irrelevant stuff is made more efficient. Jon Harald Søby 21:06, 20 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. I'm sorry, I thought I did include a delete comment. I don't remember the context right now, but I do not delete things lightly! I will take greater care in ensuring that I do the proper documentation in the future.
  2. I somehow ended up with two accounts here. Rather than duplicate pages, I just redirected one of them.

Thanks for your good work!

monobook.js and other stuff edit

I'll see if I can look at the monobook.js suggestions this coming weekend; I won't be on my home machine until then. One user you may want to be in contact with regarding the monobook css is user:tomg, either here or on en.wikipedia.

I really like what you've done with the special pages! Now I have bait to tempt you with: Wikinews desperately needs an RSS/Atom special page which has similar functionality to DynamicPageList, and we have tacit approval to create a special page to do so. I'm barely knowledgable enough to break things using php, but I've started working out how SpecialRecentchanges.php does what it does, and feeds.php appears to have complete implementation classes for RSS and Atom.

Would you like to work/take over this project? - Amgine / talk meta 00:48, 11 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What DynamicPageList does: It creates lists of article titles as links based on their membership in certain categories, sorted by either their most recent edit timestamp or by the date they were added to a specific category. This allows a page to have a dynamic list of recently edited articles which are (for a wikinews example) part of Category:Politics and Category:Canada but not part of Category:Deletion requests. This is used on Wikinews's main page to create the lists of articles published, articles under development, and so on.
What we need is a SpecialPage which creates an RSS or Atom feed based on a selection of categories which are passed via the url. The url might look like http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Special:Feeds.php?feed=rss&category=+Politics%7CSports+Canada-Deletion%20requests Which should build an RSS feed of recent articles which are part of (Category:Politics OR Category:Sports) AND (Category:Canada) NOT (Category:Deletion requests).
I've built a test script which can build the RSS feed using the Feeds.php classes. I'm working on getting and parsing the URL parameters right now. I have helped write DynamicPageList, and I've written a new parameter parsing section for DPL which adds Fabian's OR functionality to the categories, so I know how to do that part when I get to it. <grin> But I'd like someone else to either write a better one from scratch or to take over this one and fix all my screw ups and bad coding practices. - Amgine / talk meta 20:00, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have a way to contact tomg, but it's an e-mail and I wouldn't want to post it on the wiki for spam reasons, so if you could e-mail me at my usual address I can send his address to you. Tomg does a lot of work with the .css of mediawiki, and wrote much of the monobook.css, so can best help with the image issue. - Amgine / talk meta 20:11, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Japan edit

Is there a Japan page on this website? 22:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Japan? :? Ambush Commander 02:24, 16 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MetaProject communication edit

Hi Ambush Commander,

I was wondering if you're ever on IRC. If you are, we could make things easier in terms of communication.. Linuxbeak 19:28, 26 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not normally, but I can go on if you want. What channel? Ambush Commander 19:29, 26 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I hang around on #wikipedia and #wikimedia on irc.freenode.net. #wikimedia would be best. Linuxbeak 19:33, 26 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TR and language selector edit

Hi, Ambush Commander. Thank you for your cleanup on Translation requests. I confess I am laity of table and layout, and for a long time it caused me a headache the page wasn't well organized. Your help is very a happy surprise for me. Thank you!

I love to see the introduction of language selector to page description. it is still an enigma for me, how it works and in what it consists, I'm only grateful to have such a nice trick. The length of that description was a trouble for layout... Is it also your invention? May you want to introduce it to other pages, like Translation too? --Aphaia 06:55, 12 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can learn more about language selection at Meta:Language select, although the page is slightly out-of-date. Essentially, it uses JavaScript to transparently detect the user's browser language and then hide non-matching-languages accordingly. It is my work. :-) And yes, it still needs to be introduced to most of the other pages with these sorts of long summaries. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 19:47, 12 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User page header edit

Cross-posted from User talk:Pathoschild:

I disabled the user page header. While I'd like to say it's because no-one person should be able to "own" pages in the mainspace, this time around it's because it collides with the site-wide notice. However, I would be in favor of keeping it gone even when the notice is gone. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 21:14, 4 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please discuss such changes with the user in question; this mitigates conflict and increases the likelihood that the affected user won't simply revert. Note that the only page in the mainspace using this template is Meta:Language select— and that as a relic from the time that was a proposal in my userspace. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 01:44, 18 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:MediaWiki links edit

I've reverted template:MediaWiki links (edittalklinkshistory) to the width=20% version, because that's how it's used on various pages, see links. If there's no logical place on the main page for it you could use the similar Template:MediaWiki header...


Hm, that includes the links, not exactly better, you need a good idea for the 80% to the left of the links. There's always something to say, just use the "header" solution followed by something you want on the main page. -- Omniplex (w:t) 09:30, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. I was planning on protecting everything that was shown on the front page, but on the last second, it occurred to me that these templates might just be used elsewhere. Thanks for pointing it out. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 14:00, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No vandalism with these templates in the past four months, but it's a zoo, the "MediaWiki header" contains at least three others (links, edi, version). -- Omniplex (w:t) 16:22, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Idea for the "white space" on the main page below (= left to after align="right") the links: Add some of the statistical variables like {{NUMBEROFUSERS}} gives 39,825,444 [1], {{NUMBEROFADMINS}} gives 69 [2], {{PAGESINNS:4}} gives Template:PAGESINNS:4 [3], etc., pick the five most interesting variables. -- Omniplex (w:t) 17:31, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Personally, I think the entire main page needs to be redesigned. But this could be a temporary fix. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 02:04, 20 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism - please help edit


-- Newhoggy 13:28, 7 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Username change edit

I've attended to your request. HTH, M/ 22:34, 31 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow, that was really fast! I was wondering... is it possible for Meta bureacrats to do renames on other projects too? I need to get all the usernames on to Edward Z. Yang because of the single logon implementation, but finding the appropriate channels on each project I'm registered to is a bit of a pain (I'm currently investigating where Wikinews's rename user page is). If you could, that would be a great help! — Ambush Commander(Talk) 22:37, 31 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm sorry... Meta bureaucrats are just like any other ones... their flag works only on that specific project. I've tried the "Speciale:Renameuser" on it.wiki, and it say (correctly) that I do not have the "renameuser" flag set. Ciao, M/ 22:41, 31 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmmm... well, off to bug some bureaucrats on the other projects. Thanks for performing the rename and the userpage moves for me! — Edward Z. Yang(Talk) 22:59, 31 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Language select edit


I have just seen the "language select" tool which seems great, especially for people like me who enjoy creating galleries on Commons. On the talk page, another user suggested to have a drop-down list for available languages. Is this at all possible ? How is the evolution of this tool going ?

Thanks, le Korrigan bla 13:09, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The suggestion is good, but there are a few implementation details that haven't been hammered out yet (mostly because no one has commented). If you're able to answer some of my questions on user expectations, that would be helpful to me! — Edward Z. Yang(Talk) 05:26, 7 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admin confirmations edit

Your rights were removed after the yearly confirmations. Cbrown1023 talk 00:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your account will be renamed edit

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