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MediaWiki:wikilog-item-brief-header408:04, 6 September 2015
Unable to change preferences521:44, 24 November 2009
"Summary: 60"211:53, 4 September 2011
{{msg-mw|Qp results line qpl|notext=yes}} and {{msg-mw|Qp results line qupl|notext=yes}}117:33, 24 November 2009
{{msg-mw|Qp user polls link|notext=yes}} and {{msg-mw|Qp user missing polls link|notext=yes}}117:25, 24 November 2009
Mantis:S label119:31, 23 November 2009
Fallback language for mrj416:50, 23 November 2009
{{msg-mwlib|Afd53a06b2158d197fad6e9f04247fafa6727513-anonymous_edits}}112:50, 23 November 2009
{{msg-mwlib|30ddbe904d4b5884ec80afef5abf87f821eaeb80-Image_Sources,_Licenses_and_Co}}111:53, 4 September 2011
{{msg-nocc|Html_contacts|notext=1}}622:42, 22 November 2009
StatusNet messages214:11, 23 November 2009
Cache issue in LanguageStats?218:45, 22 November 2009
Autoblockedtext110:32, 22 November 2009
MediaWiki:mwe-select-other-language311:51, 4 September 2011
Messages that support GENDER in MediaWiki820:52, 21 November 2009
Hardcoded colons in Mantis120:47, 21 November 2009
New cache problem118:10, 21 November 2009
Qp source link117:44, 21 November 2009
rgn.wikipedia.org217:40, 20 November 2009
{{msg-osm|Advice_twatted}}211:51, 4 September 2011
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The message wikilog-item-brief-header seems to need PLURAL support on parameter $5 (authors) which can be one or many as it appears. It it is one, GENDER support was also needed.

Purodha Blissenbach17:05, 14 November 2009

Thanks. I'll fix this issue soon. You may track it here:

Juliano18:55, 26 November 2009

Hmm. The issues for extensions in should be tracked in bugzilla:. I have created the Wikilog component there.

Siebrand22:12, 26 November 2009
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See also bug 21657.

Purodha Blissenbach14:16, 27 November 2009

Fixed in mwr:59505.

Juliano03:57, 28 November 2009

Unable to change preferences

I'm trying to change a couple of things in my translatewiki preferences (add assitant languages etc), and when I click save it says "Your preferences have been saved.", but they're still the same! They refuse to change. What could the problem be?

mJohnsson15:06, 24 November 2009

Even if you people out there don't know the solution - can you please see if you have the same problem? Or am I alone with this problem?

mJohnsson15:10, 24 November 2009

Same for me. I can't change my skin.

fryed-peach15:37, 24 November 2009

Confirmed. I can change what I want in the preferences, but the settings aren't remembered and revert to their previous values. So far I tested skin, UI language and date format.

McDutchie16:52, 24 November 2009

Now I was able to change the languages at least after a while. I had to save the preferences several times. Everyting still not getting saved - still acting strangely.

mJohnsson21:01, 24 November 2009

We recently upgraded our memcached from version 1.2.2 to version 1.4.3. Apparently that didn't agree too well, and user objects and whatever were not purged when they should. So your user preferences *were* actually saved, just not used (OUCH!). We are now back to using memcached 1.2.2, which we know gives the occasional error, but at least works as it should.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Siebrand21:07, 24 November 2009

"Summary: 60"

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Whenever I open a page or section for editing, the "summary:" field is preset with a value of "60". Since I cannot tell whether or not it is a Problem in MediaWiki or, I report here first. If the problem is elsewhere, please appropriately follow up if you can. I shall most likely be offline for the rest of the day and tonight.

Purodha Blissenbach11:37, 24 November 2009

There are more form issues. Special:Userrights does not display checked boxes after assigning user rights. I think these issues may be related, and both have their root cause in core.

Siebrand12:42, 24 November 2009

Done Done. This was a regression from mwr:59363. I fixed it with mwr:59385.

Raymond18:10, 24 November 2009

{{msg-mw|Qp results line qpl|notext=yes}} and {{msg-mw|Qp results line qupl|notext=yes}}

Will be good idea to document meanings of parameters.

EugeneZelenko15:24, 24 November 2009

Done Done

Siebrand17:33, 24 November 2009

{{msg-mw|Qp user polls link|notext=yes}} and {{msg-mw|Qp user missing polls link|notext=yes}}

Should support GENDER.

EugeneZelenko15:23, 24 November 2009

Done Done mwr:59384

Siebrand17:25, 24 November 2009

Mantis:S label

I think S label ("%1$s:") should be optional.

fryed-peach15:42, 23 November 2009

Agreed. Done Done

Siebrand19:31, 23 November 2009

Fallback language for mrj

Please set up Russian language (ru) as a fallback language for Hill Mari (mrj).

амдф19:22, 21 November 2009

Will be done once committed.

Siebrand20:59, 21 November 2009

Done Done

Siebrand00:27, 22 November 2009

Please make it available in Wikimedia projects.

амдф15:04, 23 November 2009

See FAQ, item 1. We cannot do that.

Siebrand16:50, 23 November 2009


I want to use plural in this message. Is it possible? Sp5uhe 12:26, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Sp5uhe12:26, 23 November 2009

As far as I know, plural is not supported in Mwlib.

Siebrand12:50, 23 November 2009


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I want to use plural for this message. Plural must be parametrized with number of images. Is it possible?

Sp5uhe12:38, 23 November 2009

As far as I know, plural is not supported in Mwlib.

Siebrand12:50, 23 November 2009


What the parameter %1$s does stand for here? A number? Then plural template should be used.

Michawiki17:31, 22 November 2009

The same is valid for message Html contact count.

Michawiki17:42, 22 November 2009

NOCC has no plural support for L10n, unfortunately. Please report it in its bug tracker.

Siebrand18:04, 22 November 2009

Thank you.

But, what the parameter does stand for? If it is not a number but e.g. a user name it is better to change the word order in hsb and dsb. (Contacts %1$s instead of $1$s Contacts)

Michawiki18:30, 22 November 2009

"%1$d" is a number. The number of contacts.

Siebrand21:21, 22 November 2009

If it were a number, I think it would have been %1$d. I looked it up in the code. "%1$s" is replaced by a config string. "NOCC" is the default value.

Siebrand21:18, 22 November 2009

Thank you.

Michawiki22:42, 22 November 2009

StatusNet messages

In StatusNet search page, the singular form is now used for "Group" and "Notice", but the plural is used for "People" (instead of "Person"). I suggest using the plural form of all messages. Please note that "Group" and "Notice" are used in other places, so changing them isn't the best decision.

OsamaK20:59, 22 November 2009

I have learned they are very particular about their terminology in English. I have tried to persuade them to change it, but I was told it would change the feel of the application in a way they didn't like. My advise is to choose the terminology in your translations carefully and then use it consistently. Sorry to have to evade the subject you raised, but that's all I can say. If you want to put more time into it, I suggest you take the issue to the StatusNet bug tracker...

Siebrand21:10, 22 November 2009

Here it is. Thanks!

OsamaK21:29, 22 November 2009

Cache issue in LanguageStats?

Seems to be a cache issue in LanguageStats for hsb. MediaWiki extensions group shows 208 untranslated messages. The percentage for translated messages is 97.50 %. Yesterday the number of untranslated messages was the same but the percentage for translated messages was higher, 97.51 %. The same issue is for dsb. Have been some messages deleted or are there hidden untranslated messages?

Michawiki13:59, 22 November 2009

SlippyMap extension was dropped; and the cache issues are known. IIRC you yourself have repeatedly reported it, and I have repeatedly acknowledged it.

Siebrand18:06, 22 November 2009

Thank you. I didn't want to remind you of the cache issues again. I put a question mark behind the subject because it looked similar to a cache issue. It's important for us translators to see all untranslated messages. Yes, anywhere I read that SlippyMap has been replaced by Maps extension.

Michawiki18:45, 22 November 2009


According to Autoblockedtext documentation, $4 is the sysop username, so I wanted to use it in GEREND, but translatewiki marked the message as "fuzzy" saying "Following parameter is unknown: $4". The doc or the code need to be fixed.

OsamaK07:32, 22 November 2009

Done Done

iAlex09:19, 22 November 2009
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Does MediaWiki:mwe-select-other-language refer to "the" other language, or just "another language"?

Purodha Blissenbach14:44, 19 November 2009

Another language (this has to do with chosing a language for subtitles (or "closed captions") in video - TimedText in mwEmbed jargon.

Siebrand14:50, 19 November 2009

Then the English original should be "select another language".

McDutchie18:54, 19 November 2009

Done Done

Siebrand00:31, 22 November 2009

Messages that support GENDER in MediaWiki

The Arabic translation doesn't use GENDER at all, although it's very important because almost every message is different based on the gender. Is there someway to have a list of messages that support GENDER in MediaWiki so I can include GENDER in the Arabic translation?

OsamaK11:04, 21 November 2009

I thought GENDER is supported by default, but according to GerardM post it isn't?

So yeah, first, it needs to be enabled, second I need a list to start working. Thanks.

OsamaK13:48, 21 November 2009

Gender is enabled, but only for the "current user". If you want to use GENDER for a referenced user, this is not possible without using a parameter. GerardM may not have been clear on that. For more, see Gender.

Siebrand14:27, 21 November 2009

Yeah, I know about this problem, but it isn't restricted to Arabic only. If a messages doesn't support GENDER, it doesn't support it for all languages (in this case, if necessarily, I'll need to add a note here in Support page).

OsamaK14:49, 21 November 2009

Let's stick to actual use cases. Please report whenever you think GENDER should work in a particular use case but does not. Please describe it a clearly as possible. Thanks.

Siebrand14:50, 21 November 2009

OK, I will. So, here, I need a list of all messages that support GENDER so I can start. It won't help me and the Arabic translation only, but all teams that want to use GENDER. Is that possible?

OsamaK14:59, 21 November 2009

Hardcoded colons in Mantis

Looks like Mantis is using hardcoded colons. I was not able to find messages with colons.

Will be good idea to review Mantis code for other hardcoded issues.

EugeneZelenko15:34, 15 November 2009

Done a lot of work in this area (53 new messages, 2 fuzzied). Thanks for pointing it out.

Siebrand20:47, 21 November 2009

New cache problem

There is a new cache problem in connection with Liquid Threads. The link new messages ($1) in the personal menu on top is not updated when messages have been marked as read. The corresponding page shows that there are no new messages more but the link is not updated. The number of new messages remains unchanged there.

Michawiki19:37, 20 November 2009

This is not l10n/L18n related. Please report it in bugzilla:

Siebrand18:10, 21 November 2009

Qp source link

What type of source does Qp source link ("Source") refer?

fryed-peach18:33, 20 November 2009

"Source" is the link text for a link to the page there the poll is defined.

Siebrand17:44, 21 November 2009

at the moment Romagnol language is part of «Languages without Wikimedia projects».
We'd like to start
We read this page and translated the most used messages in MediaWiki.
On 15th november Romagnol was added to MediaWiki.
What have we got to do now?

Sentruper14:43, 20 November 2009

Hoi, a request for a new language is made here.. Thanks ..

GerardM16:55, 20 November 2009

It is important to separate MediaWiki, the wiki software, and Wikipedia, a project of the Wikimedia Foundation that uses MediaWiki software to make available an online encyclopaedia in many languages. We do stuff for the former, that eventually also gets used in the latter, but no business for Wikipedia is done here.

Siebrand17:40, 20 November 2009


Looks to me like someone had a little fun here with a stealth swipe at the Twitter hype, but vulgar references to female genitalia hardly seem suitable for consumption by the general public. Am I missing something?

McDutchie03:55, 20 November 2009

Looks to me like you twatted it correctly.

Hamilton Abreu04:20, 20 November 2009
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Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason12:00, 20 November 2009
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