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Please hrlp for diqwiki307:49, 3 August 2016
Moved translations are showing in english208:16, 12 June 2016
MediaWiki:Wikimedia-developers/sr611:17, 25 April 2016
regexp for ReplaceText208:18, 25 March 2016
Question!513:19, 22 February 2016
Thank you and congratulations on reaching 100.000 edits here!120:37, 19 February 2016
Balochi language projects merge 020:23, 26 November 2015
Question105:04, 18 September 2015
Feedback for new search translation features004:59, 15 July 2015
MediaWiki:Mobile-frontend-editor-previewing-page119:14, 14 May 2015
Feedback request003:48, 30 March 2015
Bad edits107:37, 20 February 2015
Request322:53, 25 July 2014
adminship in lrc wiki translation210:39, 7 April 2014
Error in “Text replacement - "wiki/Localisation" to "Special:MyLanguage/Localisation"”116:06, 1 April 2014
map guide120:32, 25 March 2014
Request for feedback on my GSoC'14 proposal012:17, 13 March 2014
Fuzzy edit308:05, 4 February 2014
$wgNamespaceAliases for Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia022:02, 19 January 2014
MediaWiki:Resetpass_success/de023:37, 18 August 2013
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Please hrlp for diqwiki

See pls this link Gorizon (talk) 15:55, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Gorizon (talk)15:55, 21 April 2016

Thanks for the pointer, I will have a look shortly.

Raymond07:26, 22 April 2016

Sehr geehrter Herr Raymond! Bei der Übersetzung in diqwiki ist ein gewisser Kumkumuk (besser bekannt als Erdemaslancan) am Werke. Er ist ständig unter unzählig verschiedenen Benutzernamen (wie Gorizon, Marmase etc.) tätig. Er ist allerdings der zazaischen Sprache nicht mächtig. Obwohl er deswegen mehrmals blockiert wurde, ruiniert er weiterhin das ganze Projekt. Damit raubt er uns seit Jahren sehr viel Zeit und Nerven. Könnten Sie uns eventuell in dieser verzwickten Angelegenheit helfen. Ich danke Ihnen im Voraus sehr dafür und verbleibe mit freundlichen Grüßen.

Mirzali (talk)23:29, 1 August 2016

Hallo Mirzali, leider kann ich hier nicht wirklich helfen, da ich die Sprache nicht spreche. Bitte frage auf Support in Englischer Sprache um Hilfe. Danke.

Raymond07:49, 3 August 2016

Moved translations are showing in english

Can you see why is this happening? I have noticed on these translations [1] [2] [3]. Maybe there's more, I don't know.

MaGa (talk)17:04, 31 May 2016

@MaGa: Sorry for the late answer, I was busy that last days. Today I have checked the status of the translations. By chance the issue was aleady fixed by May, 31th with Gerrit:292016. A new translation trigged the export of language hr.

Today I have done a full export of all translations for TempateDate extension with Gerrit:293898 to fix the issue of changed message keys for all languages.

Raymond10:06, 11 June 2016

Great. Thank you very much.

MaGa (talk)08:16, 12 June 2016

Coud you help me with this message? Siebrand delete message but it remains deployed on wikis

Milićević (talk)16:56, 13 April 2016

Hi Milićević, I checked the file sr.json. Besides the requested message it contains 2 other translations. Should I delete them too?

Raymond19:39, 13 April 2016

Yeah, everything shoud be kept in sr-ec.json

Milićević (talk)20:16, 13 April 2016

File deleted with gerrit:283655 pending review.

Raymond13:14, 15 April 2016

Ok, tnx

Milićević (talk)17:21, 15 April 2016

Is something is wrong? Ten days has passed and message is still deployed

Milićević (talk)11:15, 25 April 2016

regexp for ReplaceText

Hi. As discuss here, could you try the follwing regex in Special:ReplaceText for theese messages?

~ $ cat test.txt

[[:$1]] and {{PLURAL:$2|one page|$2 pages}} added to category

~ $ sed -r 's/(\{\{PLURAL.*\}\})/[[Special:WhatLinksHere\/$1|\1]]/' test.txt

[[:$1]] and [[Special:WhatLinksHere/$1|{{PLURAL:$2|one page|$2 pages}}]] added to category

Let me know if you need help. I'm not familiar with ReplaceText and what sort of regex it accepts.

UPDATE: also here

Macofe (talk)18:39, 20 March 2016

Sorry, I am not a regex expert. Someone else should handle this request.

Raymond09:53, 23 March 2016

This can't be done with ReplaceText, because there is no reliable way to skip the messages where Special:WhatLinksHere already exists; moreover, some messages have multiple occurrences of PLURAL and other exceptions. For such small replacements, doing manually saves a lot of time; if you want to exercise with regexes, I recommend using pywikibot which has way better regex handling, presents you the diff and lets you confirm it, and many other features.

You can still ask about ReplaceText for bigger replacements of course.

Nemo (talk)08:18, 25 March 2016

Hi Raymond, congrats for your recent milestone here. I'm not familiar with bot work related to interface messages, but as you may imagine, recent moves here broke the visual editor user guides at In the specific case, I'll see to get that fixed, but isn't there any way to prevent the problem? I mean, replacing strings is trivial for a bot, but may get boring and cumbersome for humans. Shouldn't follow-up work happen automatically (like that bot that goes on Wikipedias to take down pics deleted on Commons, for example)? Thanks!

Elitre (WMF) (talk)15:01, 19 February 2016

Hi Erica, thanks for the congrats :-) I am not sure what the direction of your question is. Have I made an error with moving these messages? Or is it more about looking for a solution in case of another message key change which ruins a help page on

On I do not use a bot for such mass changes/moves but mw:Extension:Replace Text. I think it could you too, sadly the extension is not deployed on the WMF cluster :-(

Or am I on the wrong path? I am not very familiar with the work of translation administrator on

Raymond20:36, 19 February 2016

Hi! I don't think you made a mistake? I don't know if you were asked to make those moves or how you figured out elsewhere that they were needed, but I trust you did the right thing. Yes, I'm trying to figure out how to prevent that in the future similar moves corrupt help pages at (they really look awful with all those red links!). I may try to find out why that extension isn't live there. Then again, I don't know how often moves happen that would justify having it deployed at I'll think about this. Have a nice week,

Elitre (WMF) (talk)12:36, 22 February 2016

Hi. Reason for the move was . It moved code from the VE extension to the Cite extension and the message keys were changed. In a follow up the existing translations were moved here on to the new message keys.

Such moves happen a few times per week. Either a key change inside an extension or a move between two extensions. I am doing the followup moves/edits here so that our translators have less work. Hard to say how to avoid this... I guess most programmers are not aware the a key change can destroy a help page on

ReplaceText: I think the extension needs a WMF security review first before it can be deployed at least on

have a nice week too :-)

Raymond13:11, 22 February 2016

Oh, I'm sure they have good reasons to change the messages and only do that when really necessary. I'm wondering whether we can improve the process so that it creates less work for everyone. I'm going to throw this info into Phab ;) TTYS!

Elitre (WMF) (talk)13:18, 22 February 2016

Please add me as subscriber for this task too. Thanks.

Raymond13:19, 22 February 2016

Thank you and congratulations on reaching 100.000 edits here!

Somewhere in the past few weeks you reached 100.000 edits here at Thank you for your continuous, careful and reliable contributions here, Raimond. Our community wouldn't be the same without you.

Siebrand22:43, 17 February 2016

Thanks Siebrand, it was and is a pleasure to work for

Raymond20:37, 19 February 2016

Balochi language projects merge

Hi Raymond! I want to know its passable to merge Western balochi (bgn), Southern balochi (bcc) and Estern balochi (bgp) project s into Balochi language (bal) because all Balochi language scholar talking about a little difference between balochi language dialects (bgn, bcc, bgp), they propose me to merge all balochi dialects projects to one project ( bal) and add balochi language (bal) into MediaWiki translation

Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk)20:23, 26 November 2015

Hi. this and this does not look good to me. Are you sure thoose changes are correct?

Macofe (talk)23:45, 17 September 2015

Thanks for the report. I fixed it now.

Raymond05:04, 18 September 2015

Feedback for new search translation features


I am sorry for writing in english. We have introduced new features in Search Translations. Please read about it in phabricator or test wiki. It would be really helpful if you could give us some feedback about the new features in Search Translations.

Thank you and we shall be waiting for your feedback.

Phoenix303 (talk)04:59, 15 July 2015


Text replacement for this message did not go well for some languages, e.g. here.

Pikne16:24, 14 May 2015

Thanks for the hint. I have fixed this and other.

Raymond19:14, 14 May 2015

Feedback request


I am working to add new features to Search Translations (link) and would like your feedback on the same. I have an idea of a new feature, called "text search with autosuggest" through which you can specify your search filters in the search box itself (apart from the UI), and also have autosuggest to show the possible values for the filter options. An example is this.

Please write a comment here about what you think of this feature. Also here you may read about the other improvements that are planned.

Thank you and I shall be waiting for your feedback.

Phoenix303 (talk)03:48, 30 March 2015

[1] and [2] are incorrect. The parameters to those templates should not contain markup.

Anomie21:44, 19 February 2015

Ouch. Thanks for your report. I have reverted these edits.

Raymond07:37, 20 February 2015

Hello Raymond, can you check my request please? Thank you very much.

Calak (talk)20:41, 14 July 2014

Answered there.

Raymond13:58, 15 July 2014

I answered your question there, thank you.

Calak (talk)16:10, 15 July 2014

Hello again! Other users posted their suggestions, can you do something Raymond? Thank you.

Calak (talk)22:53, 25 July 2014

adminship in lrc wiki translation

Hello please help me to adminship in luri lrc wiki translation
be success

Bonevarluri (talk)16:24, 6 April 2014

Please use Support for such requests. Thanks.

Raymond16:39, 6 April 2014

so thanks

Bonevarluri (talk)10:39, 7 April 2014

Error in “Text replacement - "wiki/Localisation" to "Special:MyLanguage/Localisation"”

You misplaced a “wiki/” there: leads to a 404.

Mormegil (talk)13:39, 1 April 2014

Ooops. Fixed for all translations. Thanks for your report.

Raymond16:06, 1 April 2014

Namaste Raymondji. I want to know that how can I put map in my user page like you? Is this for some special user's or something else. I had tried for this before couples of months, but that time I failed. I tried today also. I had copied your all written coding from you user page. But again I failed. Everything is good but map is not displaying. Please teach me or guide me for this. I am very desperate for do this. Please help. Thank you.

NehalDaveND (talk)05:32, 25 March 2014

Hi, please ask on page Support. I have no idea why it works on my user page but not on yours.

Raymond20:32, 25 March 2014

Request for feedback on my GSoC'14 proposal

Hi Raymond,

I am planning to work on the project titled "Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content" this summer under Google Summer of Code. I have drafted a proposal for the same over the past few weeks. This project is going to help the translation adminstrators like you in a great way, as it would completely automate the tedious manual task of preparing a page for translation and then importing the translations into the Translate extension. You can check the proposal page for detailed information on how I plan to accomplish this.

As you would be an end user of this tool, it would be great if you could go through the proposal and provide feedback/suggestions. Your feedback would definitely help me improve the proposal as well help in creating an even better tool. You can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal or reply here, whichever is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

P.S: I need to submit the proposal to Google by March 19, 2014.

BPositive (talk)12:17, 13 March 2014

Fuzzy edit


Regarding this edit: User:FuzzyBot says to remove "!!FUZZY!!" from updated messages, but I'm new here and wanted to check with you to make sure before I changed your work. Thanks!

Seth22:31, 3 February 2014

Hi. Yes, please remove !!FUZZY!! when you have proofreaded the translation.

Raymond07:34, 4 February 2014

Thanks! Gesagt, getan. (Learned a new phrase, yippee.)

Seth07:53, 4 February 2014

Don't feel confused: The content of the message changed again a few minutes ago. Maybe you have to remove the !!FUZZY!! again.

Raymond08:05, 4 February 2014

$wgNamespaceAliases for Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia

[1] Can you add to $wgNamespaceAliases for Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia?

Kolega2357 (talk)22:02, 19 January 2014

Bitte MediaWiki:Resetpass_success/de ggf. wieder löschen, die ursprüngliche Nachricht wurde von dir verschoben, nur das hat das Übersetzungstool wohl noch nicht an allen Stellen mitbekommen und als unübersetzt angezeigt...

Viele Grüße

se4598 (talk)23:37, 18 August 2013
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