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What's it about? Noun or adjective? If noun then is it singular media or kinda synonym to area, field?

Basetalkcontributions19:53, 21 July 2014

Event as in "something that happens at a given place and time" or "a special set of circumstances"?

Jopparn (talk)09:56, 18 July 2014

What is meant here? "Product Build:" as in product version (some languages has translated it into that)? Or the date that the product was launched/created?

Jopparn (talk)10:00, 18 July 2014

What does "illegal" meant? Not allowed because it's the name of an account that is banned? Not allowed because it's got an invalid character? Not allowed because it contains a naughty word?

Jdforrester (talk)00:10, 19 July 2014

Hi *, this message is just to notify you that the word their is misspelled as thier. Thanks in advance for fixing!

Fito (talk)03:47, 20 July 2014

Please add PLURAL for $2 in the original text of the message.

Robby (talk)07:47, 20 July 2014

On high-resolution screens, every page on this site displays the English Wikipedia logo instead of the Translatewiki.net logo. Ceas08 copied two at-rules from the English Wikipedia to the bottom of MediaWiki:Common.css. These at-rules apply to 1.5× and 2× screens, respectively, as a workaround for bug 35,337. To restore the Translatewiki.net logo, would an administrator please replace the two URLs ending in "Wikipedia-logo-v2-en.svg.png" with 1.5× and versions of Translatewiki-logo-bare.svg? The background-size properties in these two at-rules should also be updated to say "auto 135px" instead of "135px auto". Thanks!

Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs)10:43, 19 July 2014

I would gladly do so but I instead reverted the whole diff because it was unexplained and I have no idea what it was doing or why. Anything else to do?

P.s.: You don't need to be a sysop to change MediaWiki pages here; if you ever happen to find yourself unable to edit or change something on this site, please let me know and I'll flag you.

Nemo (talk)10:49, 19 July 2014

Heh, it didn't even occur to me to fix it myself. :^)

Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs)21:41, 19 July 2014
 
 

Needs documentation

Lokal Profil (talk)09:36, 18 July 2014

Added a link to The Schulze method to qqq. Should hopefully be enough

Lokal Profil (talk)09:39, 18 July 2014

Similarly for MediaWiki:Securepoll-create-option-election type-radio-range+plurality/qqq.

Does it refer to w:en:Plurality_(voting) or w:en:Plurality_voting_system or something else?

Lokal Profil (talk)09:44, 18 July 2014

Actually I think documentation is needed all around for this extention. Even basic things like explaining what the variables are is missing in several places.

Lokal Profil (talk)09:56, 18 July 2014

The extension is not really maintained. You may want to ask at mw:SecurePoll or mw:Extension talk:SecurePoll if someone wants to add qqq now or if those (allegedly) working on a new version want to add qqq during the revamp.

Nemo (talk)11:12, 19 July 2014
 
 
 
 

Is this a list of eligible voters or a list of people who voted?

Lokal Profil (talk)11:33, 18 July 2014

CologneBlue and Modern skin - desc-messages

The messages cologneblue-descTemplate:Msg/wrong parameter/skinname-cologneblue ("<skinname-cologneblue>") and modern-descTemplate:Msg/wrong parameter/skinname-modern ("<skinname-modern>") are not translatable, but used on wmf wikis. It is possible to add these to the list of extensions/skins? Thanks.

Der Umherirrende (talk)08:07, 18 July 2014

mediawiki/skins/* are not supported by Translate yet, bugzilla:65040; patches welcome, as AFAICS there will be no Translate development resources before September at the earliest.

Nemo (talk)08:29, 18 July 2014
 

Terminology question.

In this message and MediaWiki:Googlelogin-form-merge/en there is talk about merging accounts whereas MediaWiki:Googlelogin-success-merge/en and several others talk about linking accounts. If this is in fact the same process then a unified terminology should be used. From the various messages I would assume that linking is what is actually being done.

Lokal Profil (talk)10:12, 17 July 2014
From Florianschmidtwelzow

Linking is much better as merging, yes. From the technical site the user has still an fully standalone wiki account, too. So only the ID's of the Google account and wiki account are linked together...

Lokal Profil (talk)08:22, 18 July 2014
 

Language with worng name

Hello, I'm a 'high contributor' of Tunisian Language (working in group to Standardize Tunisian Language), and when I registered in TranslateWiki, I found that Tunisian language has a weird name 'زَوُن' .. it's a name without any meaning, and also, all pages here are RTL, whereas in Incubator it's in LTR (the true one is LTR, because we are 'officially' using Latin script). So, Can anyone here explain to me that? and how can I change it? Also, I can't find Tounsi or even زون in this page: https://git.wikimedia.org/blob/mediawiki%2Fcore.git/master/languages%2fNames.php Can you please explain to me what I must do? Thank you.

GeekEmad (talk)15:27, 17 July 2014

This one is unclear:

"It" could refer both to the the namespace and to the page being moved. I'd suggest replacing "it" by "the page".

Lokal Profil (talk)09:32, 17 July 2014

Announcing when languages pass the translation threshold to be exported to MediaWiki

I think it would be nice to include the news that a language has started to be exported to MediaWiki on Project:News, perhaps even with a site message of congratulation. I think that would be an encouragement to all of us.

Lloffiwr (talk)21:04, 12 August 2013

Yes, you're right. This stopped when the threshold was made automatic, I think. Is there a way to trace this? Looking at new localisation files added to core is not very easy, the easiest thing might be looking at Translating:Group statistics...

Nemo (talk)04:35, 13 August 2013

I was pointed to this git command, which you can use if you have a local MediaWiki checkout:

git log --format="format:%ci" --name-only --diff-filter=A languages/messages/

Current result:

2013-06-03 12:13:53 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesBbc.php
languages/messages/MessagesBbc_latn.php

2013-04-29 19:36:36 +0200
languages/messages/MessagesBxr.php

2012-11-28 21:30:09 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesAzb.php

2012-07-24 01:38:58 +0200
languages/messages/MessagesTru.php

2012-07-01 13:05:28 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesEgl.php

2012-05-22 21:36:57 +0200
languages/messages/MessagesFit.php

2012-05-07 21:19:42 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesSat.php

2012-04-10 15:20:26 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesTly.php

2012-04-03 21:11:13 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesAeb.php

2012-03-11 23:28:11 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesLus.php

2011-12-25 09:27:07 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesNo.php

2011-12-25 09:24:39 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesNb.php

2011-11-11 12:24:29 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesEn_ca.php

2011-09-13 11:35:04 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesEn_rtl.php

2011-09-05 18:14:27 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesGot_goth.php
languages/messages/MessagesGot_latn.php

2011-08-16 21:29:39 +0000
languages/messages/MessagesQug.php

If you want I can keep and update such a plain text output on toolserver, but I don't know how to make it into a feed.

Nemo (talk)10:17, 5 October 2013

It shouldn't be too hard to have the output of this command be piped to a wikipage. You can then use watchlist to track change. Is there even per-page atom feed?

Nike (talk)06:40, 6 October 2013

Yes there is. That would rely on null edits not being saved though.

Nemo (talk)20:42, 6 October 2013
Edited by another user.
Last edit: 13:48, 23 November 2013

According to Nike creating a new Messages.php file is a manual step. So in theory, a developer could post a note on the news page when they create the Messages.php file. That would depend on them having the time to do this though.

Lloffiwr (talk)12:28, 23 November 2013
 
 
 
 
 

It would be good with some information about what Cusco Sky is.

Jopparn (talk)17:05, 15 July 2014

Shouldn't the descriptive text read "Label that describes color scheme selection" and not "color theme selection"? That's what it says in Wikimedia:Wikipedia-android-strings-menu themechooser/sv.

Jopparn (talk)16:46, 15 July 2014

The license should be written CC BY-SA 3.0. (no "-" between CC and BY-SA). See e.g. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Jopparn (talk)16:10, 15 July 2014

About the following messages, I think "/en" pages should not be modified directly:

Shirayuki (talk)09:30, 15 July 2014

Sorry about this, I am really new to this all, which way would be prefered?

Smuggli (talk)12:22, 15 July 2014

Smuggli, simply patch the en.json files directly. The /en pages here are only mirrors.

Nemo (talk)13:56, 15 July 2014
 

Changes to English source message has to be committed always to Gerrit. I have reverted the local edits to English. But feel free to edit message documentation (qqq) here and every translation.

Raymond13:58, 15 July 2014
 
 
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