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qqqEdit

Can you tell me where this https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Addwatch/en message is displayed? Is this description "Link to a dialog box, displayed at the end of the list of categories at the foot of each page. https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Addwatch/qqq" up to date (used in link?) or out of date? --Sunpriat (talk) 15:51, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Hey Sunpriat
It is used on a page displayed when JavaScript is not loaded: https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Addwatch/en&action=watch&uselang=qqx
Hope this helps, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 09:30, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Sunpriat: It appears that Trizek's description was accurate, and the existing qqq was inaccurate, so I've updated those messages at translatewiki:MediaWiki:Addwatch/qqq and translatewiki:MediaWiki:Removewatch/qqq. Cheers. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:28, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
@Trizek (WMF) and Quiddity (WMF): Ok, I understood where it is. Thanks for updating the description. There is a third message https://translatewiki.net/wiki/MediaWiki:Confirm-purge-title - when we refresh the page, we use ?action=purge and see these messages even if js works. Can you add to the description that these messages are available on the action= links? --Sunpriat (talk) 10:39, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
@Sunpriat: Done. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:12, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
@Quiddity (WMF): Administrators with technical rights began to delete (create empty locally) these messages (they are headers) in the ruwiki. They say that these messages (like MediaWiki:Addwatch) duplicate explanatory texts (MediaWiki:confirm-watch-top https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Addwatch/en&action=watch&uselang=en). I believe that removing part of the universal interface is bad practice. Is it possible to make these texts more different or is it normal to delete them? --Sunpriat (talk) 10:39, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
@Sunpriat: I've filed a proposal at phab:T234354. Tweaks/comments welcome. Hope that helps. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:25, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

SecurePoll extensionEdit

Hi Erica, last year you said you were going to write something about what needs to be done to revive the SecurePoll Mediawiki extension. Is that somewhere, or perhaps there is a phabricator ticket on it? EllenCT (talk) 06:24, 27 February 2020 (UTC)