Requesting for Adminstration
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I would like to be a Administrator here for having access to Special:ReplaceText, I think after near one year activity here and near 2k edit I have enough experience for using this extension wisely. I don't know granting access in translatewiki is community based or not but I think the Persian translators community can trust me for having this access. Special:ReplaceText is very good for finding exact instance of one Regex template in texts and I think I know needed Regex sufficient.
Sorry to step in here. ReplaceText is not to be used by users with the Administrator/sysop role; we reserve usage of this functionality to staff. I am removing this right for administrators. We suggest using a pywikipediabot.
ops, pywikipedia for crawling near 2milion pages? really? okay, I want to know read-only ReplaceText is not applicable for you? (for manually editing)
Please explain your problem. I can provide a list of pages in a particular language.
This is good, but the thing that I really need is having a tool for finding occurrence of a regex (and chars) on that pages. I know with list of my language translations I can do that with pywikipedia (I used pywikipedia in my wikipedia for a lot propuses). But this can done better and easier without that.
For example we have some hidden character in Persian (zwnj, zwj and direction control chars that is common in RTL languages). If I had a tool for finding misused occurrence of them in translation, I could easily fix them. For example this regex needed for my language (and some languages with Arabic script): s/([ازرذدژوة])\u200c/\1/g also finding non-standard chars (for my languages) with Special:Search is not possible because Special:Search only yields occurrence of words and not chars.
Using regex on over a million pages in translatewiki.net will be blocking our database for too long. We really cannot make that functionality available. If you were to provide the regexes you are looking for, we will try and find a way to help you out.
Okay, Thanks for your great jobs on TranslateWiki. Seems i must use Pywikipedia. If you have time, Please make list of Persian translations for me. Also SQL or XML dump of this wiki (separated for each language) or a replication on toolserver is other solutions I think.
May it is better this thread moved to Portal:Fa. Thanks again!
Feel free to move the thread. Will get back with a reply. Data dump: have to ask Niklas.
I'm running a backup script now. We'll have to inspect what this results in. If it's OK, we can schedule a weekly dump.
php ./dumpBackup.php --current --report=1000 --skipheader --skip-footer --conf=../LocalSettings.php --output=bzip2:$HOME/dump.bzip2