Community Wishlist Survey FAQEdit

Thank you for all translations and most recently, a suggestion to improve the FAQ. This is why I'd like to give you this Community Wishlist Survey barnstar.

Please take a look at the FAQ again. Do you have suggestions how we could improve it further? SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you! 🙂 I don’t have any other suggestion for now. --Pols12 (talk) 19:02, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Hello @SGrabarczuk (WMF),
I just noticed a strange linking you made in FAQ: when we speak about small “groups”, I think we mean Wikimedia user groups, not technical MediaWiki user groups. Global groups link speaks about technical user groups, not about Wikimedia user groups. Please review this. -- Pols12 (talk) 21:56, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for asking. It was on purpose - by "small groups", I meant groups with global permissions. Stewards or global admins are significantly smaller than the group of all Wikisource or Wiktionary users. I'm not saying that stewards haven't been supported. The point is that if we only were paying attention to numbers of votes, nothing else, then smaller groups would never be able to benefit from changes that are made specifically for them, because they would be outnumbered. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 22:34, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
That makes sense, indeed. My bad. Thank you for your review and answer. 🙂 -- Pols12 (talk) 22:35, 11 January 2022 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Bonjour Pols12, just wanted to thank you for all the useful edits to the Wikimedia Foundation Funds pages. Thanks so much for your support and contributions! --DSaroyan (WMF) (talk) 09:11, 29 January 2022 (UTC)

That’s OK, my pleasure. 🙂 -- Pols12 (talk) 13:21, 29 January 2022 (UTC)

Translation preparation requestEdit

We need your help with adding translation markers here to stick with the project's timeline. Thanks! Assem Khidhr (talk) 14:05, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

  Done -- Pols12 (talk) 21:31, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch for the prompt response earlier. The page has undergone some updates and expansions into multiple subpages and we'd appreciate your generous touch again. Assem Khidhr (talk) 13:20, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
I went ahead and translated the last subpage you've kindly marked. I'd be grateful if you can mark the remaining 3 subpages as well. Apologies on behalf of the project team for the earlier confusion with the tags and for the back and forth. Assem Khidhr (talk) 03:43, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
I meet some difficulties at the moment, but I am trying to handle these pages quickly. Pols12 (talk) 13:32, 4 July 2022 (UTC)


Hi @Pols12. Could you please mark Deoband Community Wikimedia, Deoband Yoruba Collaborative Project and Deoband Community Wikimedia/Events/Bhopal Photo Event 2022 for translation. Thanks, ─ The Aafī (talk) 06:35, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

I just made a little change on Deoband Community Wikimedia. Please mark that too. Sorry for disruption. ─ The Aafī (talk) 12:39, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
  Done. 🙂 --Pols12 (talk) 14:52, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. Please check the Template:DCW footer as well. This has been an interesting time with you and I got to translate a few more things now such as Infobox Wikimedia Chapter. ─ The Aafī (talk) 15:20, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
Not sure, why two items (Projects and sister projects) aren't ready yet? ─ The Aafī (talk) 18:51, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
Mmmh. Indeed, I missed them, sorry. --Pols12 (talk) 19:05, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
@Pols12, some items at Template:DCW footer need to be updated for translation. Missing something perhaps. Three to four links are not showing up for translation. ─ The Aafī (talk) 18:25, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
  Done Pppery missed these additions while marking the page for translation. For these 3 last links, month translation is automatic. Please say me if that doesn’t work properly. Pols12 (talk) 18:41, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
When I mark pages with pending changes for translation I sometimes assume the previous editor of the page knew what should be made translatable rather than second-guessing them (but other times I don't and make content translatable myself; I'm inconsistent) * Pppery * it has begun 18:47, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
@Pols12 and @Pppery. Thanks to both of you. I've translated it into Urdu and it works now. Do you guys have any idea on the template text alignment on the translated page. I mean to say all the text in this template shows "left-write-alignment" on ur extension, when it should be having a right-left alignment. I'm note sure if I've expressed myself correctly but I'd be glad to hear from you. ─ The Aafī (talk) 19:00, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
I should rather say, the text keeps itself lefty though the language-type-alignment is okay. ─ The Aafī (talk) 19:02, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
Some CSS properties are hard-coded in Module:Navbox. We should use templateStyles instead, to benefits from automatic direction flipping for RTL languages. I’m trying to solve this issue. -- Pols12 (talk) 19:37, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
I'm not this much into technical stuff so I'm leaving this "noble endeavor" to you. Thanks for everything... ─ The Aafī (talk) 10:54, 12 August 2022 (UTC)
Hello @Pols12: Template:DCW header awaits your urgent attention. ─ The Aafī (talk) 07:01, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
@TheAafi, the template page has been re-marked for translation by Ameisenigel. Is there any other work needed there? -- Pols12 (talk) 18:50, 27 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. Please mark Deoband Community Wikimedia/Collaborations for translation. ─ The Aafī (talk) 06:00, 29 September 2022 (UTC)


Could you please fix {{wd}} in a such way that it could fallback to en article (or fr article if en doesn't exist or de article if both en and fr articles don't exist)? I believe modification of Module:Wikidata is required. --jdx Re: 06:35, 4 September 2022 (UTC)

  Done. Note you may also use {{lwp}} which takes an Wikipedia article title as 1st parameter instead of Wikidata item Id, so it fallbacks to the given article. -- Pols12 (talk) 10:32, 4 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, that's what I wanted. I had no idea that the modification may be so simple. Regarding {{lwp}}, I know that it exists, but I do not want to change someone's "vision", e.g. Translations:Wikimedia Foundation elections/Single Transferable Vote/1/en. --jdx Re: 16:56, 4 September 2022 (UTC)

Code for Africa Climate Change Project/Participation/listEdit

Thank you for separating this from the translatable page. I had no resource to either do that myself or explain the subject to anyone else. I appreciate you having done this, and your other work, too 🌸 Ата (talk) 17:52, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

My pleasure. 🙂 Thank you for having well handled these pages (I have only made minor tweaks).
However this on-wiki subscription is not mentionned on the page, I don’t know whether it is really expected or only a legacy system which will be remove during page review. -- Pols12 (talk) 18:02, 21 September 2022 (UTC)

Code for Africa Climate Change Project/FeedbackEdit

Hi Pols12 , thanks for your awesome support for the Code for Africa Project. I was wondering, on the feedback page how do I make edit to the text tried making changes but was unsuccessful,so a quick help would be suitable.Jwale2 (talk) 22:01, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

@Jwale2: you can edit Template:Code for Africa Climate Change Project/Feedback/header, then a translation admin has to mark the page for translation to make changes visible in final page. I just have marked your changes for translation. -- Pols12 (talk) 18:23, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
Well noted @Pols12. Jwale2 (talk) 09:23, 25 September 2022 (UTC)

Help neededEdit

I'm not able to understand what the error is: I've just made a news page at Deoband Community Wikimedia/News and I'm trying to incorporate it up at base page. Though everything shows nicely, it displays opening and ending translate tags as well. Can you help me fix that? Is it because I'm preparing it for translation? If so, I can just remove the tags and use the English news only but the group as two official languages and it is better if the pages gets translated. Thanks in advance. ─ The Aafī (talk) 18:02, 29 September 2022 (UTC)

Translate tags are displayed transcluding the page while it is not marked for translation. Indeed, “marking the page for translation” creates a /en subpage without translate tags which is actually used as transclusion target. So, this should be fixed now, since I have marked the page. 🙂 -- Pols12 (talk) 19:52, 29 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks mate. Although I'm myself a translation admin on Wikidata but there being not much load of the work, I've not been able to learn so much intricacies. However, for the sake of DCW, I need to learn all this stuff and go ahead for becoming a translation admin here as well. "Tvar tags" is where I'm confused but this shows I'm a bit going good on it. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 05:11, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
Yes, your tvar tagging in that edit is good, I only added a tvar for email address, because it must be changed through translations.
Also, please note on Category:Deoband Community Wikimedia there are all translation pages, since you removed {{#translation:}} tweak. -- Pols12 (talk) 21:18, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
My bad, I mustn't have done that. I guess it should get fixed once the translations are updated? ─ The Aafī (talk) 06:52, 1 October 2022 (UTC)
Hi @Pols12. I'm not able to find what is missed at Deoband Community Wikimedia/Assets. I marked the page for translation as usual I do on Wikidata but I'm not able to translate it. Clicking on translate opens up "recently additions" for translation instead of this one. I'm trying to figure out but I need some ideas as well. Thanks, ─ The Aafī (talk) 05:24, 7 October 2022 (UTC)
I had to search the group first, and then I get it. Is that normal or did I make any error? ─ The Aafī (talk) 05:25, 7 October 2022 (UTC)
I purged the page's cache and hit the translate button and it says, "Invalid value for parameter mcgroup.". What does that mean? ─ The Aafī (talk) 05:40, 7 October 2022 (UTC)
You unfortunately meet a new bug. -- Pols12 (talk) 19:24, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

@Pols12, I'm not sure if the bug still exists as I was able to translate the page right after waiting for sometime. Night time here and I'm heading to sleep. While encountering this issue, the languages tab would just get disappeared from the page but once the page is purged it comes back; if the page is opened again, the game begins again and again but then I didn't face the issue again. Else? Perhaps in morning once I get back on system. Best, ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 19:40, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

Maybe a temporary issue… --Pols12 (talk) 20:51, 7 October 2022 (UTC)

Translation request (OC/CRC appointments)Edit

Hi Pols12! I hope all is well. I was wondering if you had a moment to translate Wikimedia Foundation Legal department/Announcement/2023 OC and CRC appointments process? This is for outreach beginning 3 October 2022. It would be highly appreciated, though I understand if you don't have time. All the best, Xeno (WMF) (talk) 14:31, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

  Done 🙂 -- Pols12 (talk) 21:11, 30 September 2022 (UTC)
Thanks very much! Xeno (WMF) (talk) 15:04, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Different link on translated page?Edit

Hi Pols12! First of all, thank you kindly for making the Human Rights Team's pages ready for translation. That is an huge help. I do have a question, however, how can I change the links (external) on a translated page? On the digital security resources page, for instance, I am currently attempting to translate the page (here) to German and for the German version I would like to add resource links in that language. While I am able to translate all the text, I am unable to change the links. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you so much :) KUrban (WMF) (talk) 02:42, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

To facilitate translation work, we put multilingual URLs inside “translation variables” (tvar). E.g. automatically redirects to the appropriate translation, depending on user browser preferences, so we may put it inside tvar. In some other cases, the URL should differs depending on language, so we should not include it inside a tvar.
If I (or other translation admin) misused a tvar, you may remove it with an explanation in the edit summary: a translation admin will mark your changes for translation (but this can take several days). If this is urgent, you may ping translation admins on Meta_talk:Babylon or on their own talk pages.
Please note you can override a tvar with any content inside translation, as you did using "" instead of $url (but is not a valid URL, you need to write “http://” protocol).
In that page, please remove undesirable tvars (but keep in mind many URLs take the browser language into account), then I will mark your changes for translation. 🙂 -- Pols12 (talk) 13:50, 1 November 2022 (UTC)
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly and for the clarifications. In that case I would be in favour of removing all the URL tvars and adding the links manually - mainly because the links to resources will almost always differ. Unfortunately there is not website that covers all the languages. Thank you again so much for your time and efforts. KUrban (WMF) (talk) 05:09, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
As a translator, I sometimes only write down “English” to notice the reader the link leads to an English page. Be that as it may, I have marked your tvar removals for translation, so already done translations must be updated if they have been using the tvar. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please tell me if you need further help. -- Pols12 (talk) 00:18, 3 November 2022 (UTC)
No inconvenience at all, thank you kindly for doing this and being so open to help - much appreciated. :) KUrban (WMF) (talk) 08:03, 3 November 2022 (UTC)


Date appears very weird on Kashmiri_Wikimedians_User_Group/ks-arab and Deoband_Community_Wikimedia/ks-arab. This isn't however the case with Urdu versions. What is missing in the Kashmiri language that makes it so? ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:18, 1 November 2022 (UTC)

This however appears normal on the mobile version as it should appear. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 18:52, 1 November 2022 (UTC)
I don’t understand what date you speak about. Can you tell me the English date so I find it in the page?
The issue may come from {{Date}} template. Pols12 (talk) 00:27, 3 November 2022 (UTC)
Actually, I think that is because {{dir}} does not handle ks-arab language code. I am opening an edit request to fix that. Thank you for the report! -- Pols12 (talk) 00:45, 3 November 2022 (UTC)


Hi @Pols12, how do we get the translated version of "in progress" like as here Template:WikiConference_India_2023/Header/ur. Thanks, ─ The Aafī (talk) 08:27, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

@TheAafi, I have just migrated {{Inprogress}} from LangSwitch to Translate extension. You can now translate it safely on the template page. -- Pols12 (talk) 21:09, 21 November 2022 (UTC)

Translation of GLAM GlossaryEdit

Hi! I've deleted the incomplete part of the GLAM GLossary (it will be added later). So can we add the translation code this way? Thanks! :D Sintegrity (talk) 00:52, 24 November 2022 (UTC)


Hello Pols12, thank you for fixing the CWIRP page! I really needed a Translation Admin to fix the page a bit since modernised recently with automated statistics. :-)

One more request, could you run FuzzyBot on the CWIRP's statistics page for each translation (because I also updated that page)? Thanks and have a good day!

P.S. if you want, you can update the French version of the CWIRP header. --S4b1nuz ᴇ.656(SMS) 14:55, 26 November 2022 (UTC)