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  • Coll-savedbook template ("saved_book")
    • requester: Ans 09:37, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
      I will ask from Johannes when he comes back. – Nike 15:21, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
  • mwlibrl|043dd90b8ffc8d85153fb1c96bda4bb72aa8fdb2-rendering
    • requester: I tried putting this as a wikilink via the usual template but couldn't get it to work, sorry. I guess that the message 'rendering' appears while the software is producing the book, as in 'rendering in progress' - is this correct? Lloffiwr 18:04, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


The message Stabilization-restrict ("Review/auto-review restrictions") is ambigious. It says: "Auto-review restrictions". Does this mean:

  1. "automatically review the restrictions", or
  2. "restrictions on automatic reviews"?

Existing translations in various languages seem to disagree on this. TIA – McDutchie 13:57, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Introductory pages - usability, layout, etc.


The introductory pages about deserve few enhancements to their layout, which I want to suggest:

  • Links to other languages appear below the navigation box, which is wasting space, and costs readers time to scroll. Better allow the box to appear at the very beginning, or else allow the page text to start before the box.
  • The language box'es "header" subbox should be shrunk to the width needed, so as to allow the entire box to shrink a bit as well, so as to reduce the need of scrolling.
  • Border styles of the three boxes could be made identical so as to give a nicer appearance.
  • The "next step" box should be moved to, or duplicated at, the end of the page, since readers are usually at the end of a page when making a decision about where to read on. This avoids the need to scoll back.
  • For convenience, a "previous step" link would not do harm in said box.
  • The "next/previous step" box(es) should as well not be forced to appear below the general navigation box.

--Purodha Blissenbach 09:27, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Model.player.continentalArmyMuster ("FreeCol:Model.player.continentalArmyMuster/en")

Model.player.continentalArmyMuster ("FreeCol:Model.player.continentalArmyMuster/en") is horrific from an i18n view. This must be changed. Siebrand 23:23, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Lqt-new-messages ("There are new messages for you.")

Why adding an entity (✒) instead of the character (✒)? Another problem is that this character is not defined in all fonts. I see a rectangle. Der Umherirrende 10:06, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I've been wondering the same thing, but only made a mental note to ask the developer. Will report back. Siebrand 15:13, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Revision-info ("Revision as of $1 by $2$7") and Revision-info-current ("-")

Both messages need a split of date and time for parameter 1. Thanks. Der Umherirrende 11:02, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Liquid threads - MediaWiki:Lqt toc thread author

The message Lqt toc thread author ("Started by") should be using GENDER. --Purodha Blissenbach 13:07, 7 June 2009 (UTC)


Revreview-basic-i ("This is the [[MediaWiki:Validationpage|stable version]], checked on $2. Template/file changes await review.") needs to use PLURAL on "template/file change(s)" --Purodha Blissenbach 14:03, 7 June 2009 (UTC)