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Making the Reply tool available for all The [reply] tool is now available (default-on) for all users at all WMF-hosted wikis except Meta-Wiki, Wikispecies, and the Russian and English Wikipedias. It's a popular tool and has been used to post more than 500,000 comments on the wikis so far, 100% of which were signed and ::::
indented. You can see people using it in RecentChanges
If you want to try it out, then click https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meta:Babel?dtenable=1
to reload this page, and look for the [reply] buttons after each signature. If you want to use it on all pages, then go to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures
and turn on "Discussion tools". The link and the Beta Feature include several other tools, such as [subscribe] and a simplified tool for creating a ==New section==. I think that automatic topic subscriptions would be particularly good for Meta-Wiki (so people will get notified about replies even if they aren't pinged and without needing to remember to check their watchlists on Meta-Wiki), but only the [reply] tool itself is ready to be deployed now.
I'd like to ask the Editing team to deploy the [reply] tool the next time they're making a config change (could be next week, could be when it's deployed to enwiki in January). Before I do that, I wanted to let you know and make sure that I hadn't missed any significant problems. Please let me know if you have any concerns. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF)
) 19:10, 9 December 2021 (UTC)
: I've been using the beta (opt-in) feature for quite some time here, and I find it helpful; so no concerns from me. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio
) 11:20, 11 December 2021 (UTC)I don't care for it, but as long as it is opt-in, no big deal - so sure. — xaosflux Talk
16:40, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
I think we should turn this on as an opt-out – on by default for everyone, and you can turn it off if you don't want it. Whatamidoing (WMF)
) 17:46, 13 December 2021 (UTC)
: I've deactivated the Beta Feature from Preferences. It looks it's working as before (using it right now to reply). Thanks, —MarcoAurelio
) 21:02, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
Enable WikiLove at Meta-Wiki Hi, I am here to propose enabling WikiLove at Meta-Wiki. The reason is probably similar to other sites - give Meta-Wiki users a relatively friendly set of templates to improve the friendliness between users. The configuration could be similar to that on enwiki. Stang
23:27, 10 December 2021 (UTC)
No additional comments apart from the fact that this was already discussed at length and rejected before (cf. previous proposal
, not sure about others). Best, Sgd.
00:22, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
Apologize for not making a search before post a new proposal here. Just wondering, why it is thought as "a toy" or "a game", is it just because Meta-Wiki is not a content-based site? Stang
01:39, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
I would prefer that it went through an RfC than a request here, due to the previous conversation. — billinghurst sDrewth
10:48, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
I'd prefer not to enable it. My views have not changed since 2012. We now have a thanks feature, in addition to the old personalised talk page message of appreciation. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio
) 11:18, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
No thanks, but agree that if this is wanted do a regular RfC. — xaosflux Talk
16:42, 11 December 2021 (UTC)Really isnt needed. You can use those templates without it being part of the interface. Vermont
) 19:23, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
Isn't is mostly useless templates that are in the WikiLove extension? I think it's only a enwiki thing, so no thanks. Stryn
) 08:20, 12 December 2021 (UTC)
WikiLove is available to all editors at about 50 public wikis, plus a few private and test wikis (
specifically: arwiki, azwiki, bnwiki, bnwikisource, ckbwiki, commonswiki, testcommonswiki, enwiki, enwikivoyage, eswiki, eswikivoyage, fawiki, fawiktionary, hewiki, hewikiquote, hewikisource, hewiktionary, hiwiki, huwiki, hywiki, incubatorwiki, iswiki, itwikiquote, itwikivoyage, jawiki, kowiki, mediawikiwiki, mkwiki, mlwiki, newiki, nlwiki, nowiki, officewiki, outreachwiki, orwiki, pawiki, ptwiki, sawiki, sewikimedia, siwiki, slwiki, sqwiki, sqwikiquote, srwiki, svwiki, svwikinews, tawiki, testwiki, trwiki, ukwiki, urwiki, viwiki, wikitech, zhwiki, zhwikivoyage, zh_yuewiki). It began originally as a user script or gadget at the English Wikipedia, but it was converted to an extension and is now available to any wiki that requests it. Whatamidoing (WMF)
) 21:02, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
What can I do to contribute? The subject is self explanatory. MobiusGehrig
) 02:11, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
On Meta-Wiki? There's a lot of helpful links for places you can contribute to on the Main Page
, as well as currently ongoing discussions at Requests for comment
) 01:05, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
i want to use this site i want to learn just like you but i have a problem pls help me hello community i need help but im not going to lie only the truth. im new .. i signed in i have an account But this account is not just mine. you see i have been hacked for over one year i dont know thir ip addresses i know who is doing this. im sharing my carrier my internet my server my mail my messages my everything with these 2 ppl that just will not let me be and now im sharing this site with them since my ip is theirs also. i hope someone can help me and finally get them out of this iphone 12 pro max forever. i am on phone # 4 i tried androids and now apple and windows but they keep following me .. i gave it a name .. mobile stalking.. their apps are very good most are global. german.. i need someone to help me if possible with cyber forensics .. and throw them under the bus CB021870 i am sure they know my username and password but i cannot do anything about it without someone from this site to help me :( ty
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comment was added by CB021870
Hello all. I propose to make Meta:Bots
into an official policy. This is a long-standing page and had little change since 2016. An inactivity
policy was introduced and subsequently made into an official policy in 2019
so makes no sense to leave this out. --Minorax«¦talk¦»
11:20, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
I support oficialising Meta:Bots
and merging Meta:Bot inactivity policy
into it so everything is consolidated in one place. However, I'd also take this oportunity to clarify when
the inactivity checks for bots should be carried out. The policy mentions that they'll be "periodically reviewed" which is a bit vague. I think it'd be good to mention when that review can happen (e.g. on April 1st each year, so we can handle those with the admin inactivity checks). Thanks, —MarcoAurelio
) 11:53, 9 January 2022 (UTC)
This all seems fine, to make sure we are all on the same page - nothing is changing so far as actual community or operator expectations are involved, correct. Agree that in wrapping this up Meta:Bot inactivity policy
should be merged in to Meta:Bots
; the M-W bot policy still mostly pulls from the global Bot policy
- but have to objections to tagging Meta:Bots
as a policy page for the additional local policy rules that we have. — xaosflux Talk
11:49, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Yes, i.e. Merging the inactivity page (i.e. copy-paste) to the main policy page, and redirecting the former to the latter. The main page will then be tagged as policy. No changes to the text whatsoever. Camouflaged Mirage
) 12:31, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
Wiki Loves Folklore is back!
Please help translate to your language
You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2022
an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th
You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting
them in this commons contest.
Wiki loves Folklore International Team
Community Wishlist Survey 2022
This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech
team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on 23 January
, or comment on other proposals to help make them better. The communities will vote on the proposals between 28 January and 11 February.
The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors. You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals! SGrabarczuk (WMF)
) 18:10, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
Thank you but is it normal the "translation tool" hasn't appeared ? Bouzinac
) 19:31, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
New RFC for meta admin inactivity policy Talk to the Community Tech
Bring drafts of your proposals and talk to to a member of the Community Tech Team about your questions on how to improve the proposal
The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes without attribution will be taken and published on Meta-Wiki. The presentation (all points in the agenda except for the questions and answers) will be given in English.
We can answer questions asked in English, French, Polish, Spanish, and German. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the Community Wishlist Survey talk page or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hello, when I tried to access Community Portal of Meta from Mobile site (aka meta.m.wikimedia.org), from the hamburger menu on the left, I get directed to Goings-on
, instead of this oage which would appears to be a more typical place for meta-related community discussion to take place. I think such link is inconsistent with other wiki and make it harder for user to reach this place for meta-related discussion. I think this should be changed to link to this Meta:Babel
page instead, anyone know how to achieve this? C933103
) 12:07, 20 January 2022 (UTC)
I see, so this is caused by the dark mode styling there. Is there ways to limit such styling to only desktop version skin, or alternative approaches to have a better implementation of dark mode? C933103
) 02:15, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
: This is not really a metawiki issue, you would be better to have the conversation at Mediawikiwiki mw:Help:Skins
and talk pages. If you style into your special:mypage/global.css
it will be global. Typically mobile uses the skin mw:Skin:Minerva Neue
and you can style that through your preferences here. If you have issues with how the skins or the configuration options, then those requests belong in phabricator:
tickets. — billinghurstsDrewth
11:59, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
As the skin page talk page is apparently desolated, I'd just leave my last comment here for anyone reaching this section (or archive of this section) in the future through internet search. This is apparently successfully fixed by limiting the specific property to vector skin
following instruction in mw:Help:Extension:GlobalCssJs
by making use of CSS class selector. (Edit: The shifting is actually a bit different, but better than otherwise anyway) C933103
) 13:18, 21 January 2022 (UTC)
Desktop Improvements update and Office Hours invitation Hello. I wanted to give you an update about the Desktop Improvements
project, which the Wikimedia Foundation Web team has been working on for the past few years.
The goals of the project are to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. The project consists of a series of feature improvements which make it easier to read and learn, navigate within the page, search, switch between languages, use article tabs and the user menu, and more.
The improvements are already visible by default for readers and editors on 24 wikis, including Wikipedias in French
, and Persian
Features deployed since our last update
- User menu - focused on making the navigation more intuitive by visually highlighting the structure of user links and their purpose.
- Sticky header - focused on allowing access to important functionality (logging in/out, history, talk pages, etc.) without requiring people to scroll to the top of the page.
For a full list of the features the project includes, please visit our project page
. We also invite you to our Updates page
The features deployed already and the table of contents that's currently under development
How to enable the improvements
- It is possible to opt-in individually in the appearance tab within the preferences by unchecking the "Use Legacy Vector" box. (It has to be empty.) Also, it is possible to opt-in on all wikis using the global preferences.
- If you think this would be good as a default for all readers and editors of this wiki, feel free to start a conversation with the community and contact me.
- On wikis where the changes are visible by default for all, logged-in users can always opt-out to the Legacy Vector. There is an easily accessible link in the sidebar of the new Vector.
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