Hello, you reverted my edition and I think we need to discuss it. I edited by a request from a Commons admin as you guessed. So you should talk with him, or it would be possible for him to revert your edit again.

As for Languages.php, our each project has now multilingual preferences. And as you pointed out in edit summary, it could be managed locally with MediaWiki files, but in my opinion it was too painful and waist of time for us to edit over 600 wikis on our entire project. (Recently we realized it strongly on Sitenotice editing. Promectwidely no local admin pay attention to those issues, like JAWP, though it was noticed in advance on the list, but none of 30 admins of that project reacted properly, as you know).

So I think it is better for us to edit directly languages.PHP; it was not only commons but other project request me to edit it to promote multilingualism on our project. But I can understand your opinion it should be retained as general as possible. But I expect you can understand we, or preciesely I have no time to edit all our wikis.

Any suggesion?

--Aphaia | WQ2翻訳中 | talk 02:45, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Your edit has two problems.
  1. LanguageXX.php are shared in all Wikimedia wikis. Links to "Commons:***" are not proper outside of Commons. In addition, to make reference to image galery pages and image categories are significant in Commons only.
  2. LanguageXX.php is a part of MediaWiki software. MediaWiki is a general-purpose wiki software, not only for Wikimedia wikis. Therefore, LanguageJa.php SHOULD NOT contain Wikimedia related messages such as "Wikipedia", "Commons", etc. For instance we should use {{SITENAME}}, {{ns:Project}} instead. (in Meta, SITENAME is "Meta", ns:Project is "Meta". see wikitext for detail)
Better solution to update MediaWiki messages over 600 wikis are to make some mechanism to help, such as helper scripts.
Tietew 09:24, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Downtime reportsEdit

よろしくお願いします。--Aphaia | WQ2翻訳中 | talk 09:54, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)


你可以给我一份KoyomiBot的code吗?我想可否用在zh wp?--Shizhao 14:01, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Sorry to late to reply. Cheebot (KoyomiBot) requires Ruby 1.8.0 or later. It seems to work with any language with UTF-8. Tietew 05:57, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

this was on the talk page of Template talk:チェン・ウェイ・リアンEdit

Hey Tietwew.

To TieTew

Hi, I saw your message to my template. I was wondering if you can further exlain why I have to have it deleted? I am creating based on the Eng Wiki versionand the Japan Fans Club.

Please help me as I would very much like to have it posted in the JP Wiki. Please tell me how I can make the changes. Thanks. Use who wrote that was : (cur) (last) 11:35, 10 November 2005 Koyuli

I deleted the page as per your request! Cheers :-) notafish }<';> 22:18, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

BiDi workgroupEdit

Hyper Estraider extensionEdit

There is no info on the Hyper_Estraier_extension page how to install it. Could you provide me with the details. Does it support any sort of wildcard search?

Regards, Aretai 11:10, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


ドメイン抑えてくださってありがとうございまする <o> またのちほど。--Aphaia 02:44, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


HI, just wanted to say that xml2sql has a strange behavior when called without parameters. It currently outputs a rather confusing "Not enough space". Just display the help screen if no parameters are given, and all will be set. :) -andy 08:16, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

xml2sql will just wait for stdin, when no parameters. For example, we can type
$ bunzip2 -c pages-meta-current.xml.bz2 | xml2sql
to pipe bunzip2 to xml2sql. What's your OS and version? Tietew 02:24, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Xml2sql errorEdit

Hello! When I try to convert a recent XML dump of Commons to SQL using Xml2sql, I get the error "unexpected element <redirect>". I have already applied the patch provided here, but to no avail. Can you help me? Kind regards, JovanCormac 10:11, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

  • BTW I'm using Windows Vista, and have tried both the binary provided on the Xml2sql page and compiled it myself, with the aforementioned patch. -- JovanCormac 10:49, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Hi! See Talk:Xml2sql. -- AKA MBG 10:08, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Add redirect tag to xml2sqlEdit


Sorry to bother you, but as other people has commented xml2sql stopped working since the introduction of <redirect> tag.

It is a pity since it is a very useful tool.

I was wondering if you could look into it and incorporate it to xml2sql. It should be easy to do, however I was unable to succesfully fix it.

Thanks! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)