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WelcomeEdit

Hello, Intforce, and welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia!

You may want to begin by reading these pages :

For some ideas of pages to work on, read Wikipedia:Requested articles or the list of wanted pages.

You can change any pages you want! Any changes you make can be seen right away. You can ask questions at Wikipedia:Simple talk. At the end of your messages on talk pages, please sign your name by typing "~~~~" (four tildes)

If you need help just click here and type {{helpme}} and your question and someone will reply to you shortly.

Good luck and happy changing! Osiris (talk) 15:17, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks!!!!!!!!! Finally my "Talk" link in my signature turns BLUE.– weltforce | Talk 15:19, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Heh, yeah, sorry I saw you editing yesterday but was too busy at the time to welcome you. Have fun!   Osiris (talk) 15:22, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Yep, I'll shrink my activities in the German WP to be more active here. – weltforce | Talk 16:41, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

AttributionEdit

Hey. So, now that you're a patroller, please take a quick look through Wikipedia:How to copy from another Wikipedia. That way, if you base any new content on material from another Wikipedia, you know how to give attribution to the original authors. See for example what I did here, because I originally took my material from the English Wikipedia before I simplified it. Same if you're translating stuff from the German Wikipedia, see an example for that here.

All the best, Osiris (talk) 15:08, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, thanks. Read it now. – weltforce | Talk 15:15, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

InterProjectEdit

Hey. Where did you get this template from? I know it's German since the coding contains German words, but can you give me a specific link to the title? Thanks, Osiris (talk) 12:08, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Here you go. --weltforce 12:10, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Ah, a "K"!! Thanks! Osiris (talk) 12:12, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I first created it here with a "k" too, then someone moved it to the correct position. --weltforce 12:23, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
Hm.. does it work though? It works over there, but doesn't seem to work here...? Osiris (talk) 12:26, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm still working on it. Hold on! --weltforce 14:25, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Osiris, the template needs additional JavaScript code on MediaWiki:common.js, can you add it?

mw.loader.using( [ 'mediawiki.util' ], function() { jQuery( document ).ready(function() {
    var iProject = document.getElementById("interProject");
    if(!iProject) return;
    var sistersibling = document.getElementById("p-lang");
    if(!sistersibling) sistersibling= document.getElementById("p-tb");
    if(!sistersibling) return;
    var sisterparent = sistersibling.parentNode;
    var sisterprojectnav = document.createElement("div");
    sisterprojectnav.id = "p-sisterprojects";
    sisterprojectnav.className = sistersibling.className
    sisterprojectnav.innerHTML = '<h5>'+document.getElementById("sisterProjects").firstChild.innerHTML+'</h5><div><ul></ul></div>';
    var sistersiblingsub = sistersibling.getElementsByTagName("div")[0];
    if(sistersiblingsub){
        sisterprojectnav.childNodes[1].className = sistersiblingsub.className;
    } else {
        sisterprojectnav.childNodes[1].className = "pBody";
    }
    var sisternext = document.getElementById("p-lang");
    if ( sisternext && sisternext.parentNode == sisterparent ){
        sisterparent.insertBefore( sisterprojectnav, sisternext );
    }else{
        sisterparent.appendChild(sisterprojectnav);
    }
    var sisterlinks = iProject.getElementsByTagName("a");
    for (var i = 0; i < sisterlinks.length; i++) {
        var sistername = sisterlinks[i].firstChild.nodeValue
        mw.util.addPortletLink('p-sisterprojects', sisterlinks[i].getAttribute("href") + '?uselang=' + mw.config.get( 'wgUserLanguage' ), sistername, "sister-"+ sistername, sistername);
    }
})});

--weltforce 14:34, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Okay, give me a sec and I'll have a look. Osiris (talk) 14:43, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
To be honest, Weltforce, I'm too hesitant to add that in there, since I've really not enough experience to know what it's going to do. You could ask on WP:ST for someone who knows JavaScript to look into it... Osiris (talk) 15:19, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Ok, I'll finish the code and then add a request. --weltforce 20:35, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Finished. I've send a request here: Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard --weltforce 09:29, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the lack of response on this. Most of our admins also have responsibilities elsewhere, so you might get a quicker response by going directly to someone's talk page. I'm not really sure who to call an expert at javascript.. Pmlineditor and Barras have the most MW edits, so maybe start with one of them. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Osiris (talk) 04:06, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

VotingEdit

Hey there! Please see my comment here, we don't vote here as in vote counting, we discuss changes (unlike dewiki...) So I just went ahead and removed this stuff. Just letting you know. -Barras talk 19:22, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Oh sorry... Learned something new now... --weltforce 19:30, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
No worries, we just usually handle things differently than other wikis. Nothing to worry about and nothing to say sorry for! :-) -Barras talk 20:04, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
:-) --weltforce 20:53, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

PS: I see that you are also a German speaker, so may I contact you in German? --weltforce | Talk 13:10, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Template:DistinguishEdit

Just FYI, I reverted your recent changes to this template because they were causing issues when displayed on pages. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:31, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Ok, no problem. I will test the template next time when I edit one. --weltforce™ | Talk 16:37, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

OchEdit

Du lässt dich vertreiben? Schade... vielleicht überlegst du es dir ja noch anders... Grüße, Lukas²³ talk in German 19:45, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Austritt aus der deutschen WikipediaEdit

Hallo Weltforce!

Es tut mir sehr leid, dass Du gehst, aber ich stimme Dir in fast allen Punkten zu. Ich habe aus ähnlichen Gründen ebenfalls bereits an einen Ausstieg aus dewiki gedacht, meine Entscheidung steht allerdings noch nicht fest. Vielleicht gehe ich dann zu dewikibooks. Dir viel Glück noch hier in der simplewiki. Wie bereits gesagt, schade das Du gehst.

Beste Grüße Vogone (talk) 20:19, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Culture stubsEdit

Was this stub category discussed? We keep the number of stub types to a minimum, and any new types need to be discussed at the project page before being created. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:39, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Oops, sorry, I'll do that next time. But I thought a culture stub would be useful. --weltforce (talk) 16:40, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
It's OK. A lot of new users do this same thing. To get a feel for how we manage stubs here, you can look at Wikipedia talk:Simple Stub Project and its archives.
I will do that. Thanks! --weltforce (talk) 13:09, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Quick deletion of Template:Culture-stubEdit

The page you wrote, Template:Culture-stub, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was deprecated or replaced by a newer template and are completely unused and not linked to. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Auntof6 (talk) 16:49, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Quick deletion of Template:Business-stubEdit

The page you wrote, Template:Business-stub, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was deprecated or replaced by a newer template and are completely unused and not linked to. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Auntof6 (talk) 16:52, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Please discuss before changing established templatesEdit

I noticed that you redirected {{asbox}} to a new template you created. I understand your wanting to make things simpler. When you change things that are used a lot, please bring it up at WP:Simple talk first so people know what's going on and can comment. Thanks! --Auntof6 (talk) 17:00, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the notice! But I checked the template and saw that nobody was using it—a so-called "dead" template. But I will do that in future what you said. --weltforce (talk) 21:02, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
No one using it? Hmmm, I think I must have gotten it confused with {{ambox}}. Sorry about that! --Auntof6 (talk) 21:17, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
No problem! Thanks for your notice. --weltforce (talk) 21:34, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

QDEdit

Ahhhh its G11! I looked at WP:DP, saw it was 11th and put A11. Was confused as to why it didn't work! :) Kennedy (talk) 12:46, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

:) You know WP:Twinkle? Really useful. --weltforce (talk) 12:47, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
I did use it before actually, but wasn't keen. I might try again though and see if I can get used to it. :) Kennedy (talk) 13:03, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
Twinkle is a peace of JavaScript masterpiece :) I really admire its creators. --weltforce (talk) 13:11, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

VerbsEdit

  • To admit = einlassen or zugeben. You mean admire (bewundern), I think?

Normally I wouldn't say anything but since you said it's one of the reasons you are editing here I thought you'd prefer I pointed it out.  

Osiris (talk) 01:05, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes... Sorry for my mistake, I'm still learning English and hope to improve my English here ;-) --weltforce (talk) 11:29, 12 June 2012 (UTC)
I saw that and knew what you meant. Your English is better than my German, as I'm sure Barras and Orashmatash will confirm... :P I've had my fair share of embarrassing moments in Germany attempting, and failing, to speak German. Kennedy (talk) 11:45, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Hatnotes, etcEdit

Hi Weltforce. I'm sorry, I had to undo your formatting changes to those hatnote templates... It removed the ability to stack the hatnote next to another table-based template like an infobox. Although hatnotes should always be the first thing on the page, there are many cases where it isn't, and your change meant that the hatnote would appear after an infobox rather than next to it (so there was a lot of whitespace). I'll try and run something up in my sandbox to show you what I mean. Osiris (talk) 02:22, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Here. Osiris (talk) 02:39, 13 June 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. I've been thinking about using AWB or using a Bot to fix this. Anyway... --weltforce (talk) 06:36, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

mogwaiEdit

youtube has a video --Yejd814 (talk) 12:59, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Then it doesn't meet our requirements for notability. --weltforce (talk) 13:06, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

Quick deletion of TBDEdit

The page you wrote, TBD, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was a page that had little or no meaning. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Auntof6 (talk) 01:32, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Wait, how about moving it to SimpleWikt? --weltforce (talk) 02:09, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

TwinkleEdit

Thank you for the new gadget features! Your knowledge of JavaScript is far better than mine will ever be. I just did a bit of testing and there are a few glitches you might want to look into.

  • The first (shown in the image to the right) is in nominating subpages for deletion. Seems you might be using the pagename instead of the fullpagename or whatever.
  • A tiny thing you might want to know about is here. When the nomination page is empty we put {{none}} under current nominations. When it's filled we comment it out like &lt;!--&#123;{none}&#125;--&gt;. That might just be a minor annoyance though.
  • The stub tag button appears on every page, even RecentChanges. That's a pretty big one.   Fixed
  • There is something wrong with the resolution on my screen. I use a pretty low resolution because I'm on a notebook. The text in the dialogue boxes is too small to be able to read. The QD box is longer than my screen resolution, so you probably need to add a scroll feature.   Fixed

There might be some more issues, so I won't put it through on the MediaWiki page just yet. Osiris (talk) 04:54, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

One more thing I noticed: the stub tagger adds the tag to the very bottom of the page, even after interwikis. Osiris (talk) 06:42, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for you notice, Osiris! I now fixed the resolution problem. It was a problem caused by morebits.js and monobook. Stub seems not to be stable, so I put it out of the Twinkle package. I will took a look at it. RfA: I'll fix that, thanks! --weltforce (talk) 08:37, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? I can't seem to get it to work. I've added the code, CTRL+F5'd and even closed and re-opened my browser. Its compatible with IE8? (don't laugh, works PC :P) Kennedy (talk) 12:10, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

It works definitely with Internet Explorer. But that is not the problem. Twinkle loads up Java Script with importScript and therefore all of these loaded elements may need cache reloading. Because CTRL+F5 only reloads the current page. It does not show up. You may try [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[DEL] and choose to reset the entire browser cache. Hope that works :-) Cheers, weltforce (talk) 14:40, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I fixed stub tagging. It doesn't appear on special pages now :-). --weltforce (talk) 18:39, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Resolution looks good now. Is there anyway to restrict the stub tagging to just mainspace? Osiris (talk) 08:45, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I'lll fix that. Thanks! --weltforce (talk) 09:25, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello Osiris! Stub tagging is now limited to Namespace:0. To the RfD tool: I don't know where's the problem why Twinkle doesn't use the full page name. I took a further look into the tool and found wgPageName. So the tool can only be used on articles. Sorry... --weltforce (talk) 11:20, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Awesome! Have you enabled the stub tagger? It's not appearing on any pages at the moment... I'm going to move some of my testing observations to that development page you started. On RFPP -- that's something I really don't think we're going to use so I wouldn't bother with it. It might be useful if we had an WP:RFPP page and requests were made on a regular basis, but they're not (I can't remember the last request for a page to be protected). Osiris (talk) 06:13, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
How's that stub tagger coming? Not important if you're busy, but it was very handy when patrolling new pages. Osiris (talk) 06:10, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm currently inactive. Sorry, but I will finish the code as I'm coming back (I think July 30). Thanks for your patience, --weltforce (talk) 11:19, 7 July 2012 (UTC)
Oh no worries! Sorry, I missed the note on your userpage. Will talk about it when you get back. :) Osiris (talk) 04:39, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

HuggleEdit

So, you to have twinkle, do you have Stiki or any other cool anti-vandalism tools.--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 16:23, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Nope, but thanks for you tip :-) I use WP:Huggle. I think they are all quite similiar ^^ --weltforce (talk) 16:29, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
How do you configure huggle for the simple english wikipedia.--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 16:33, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
I think you need to add enable:true into here ;) --weltforce (talk) 16:36, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Do you need Rollback?--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 16:39, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't work!--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 16:42, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Does Now!--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 16:48, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
AAAAAGGGHH!There are no cite web button!--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 17:09, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Sorry? If I'm not wrong, Template:Cite web is for creating source information?? Sorry but I'm a little bit confused. --weltforce (talk) 17:13, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Ok, but not as good as wikipedia's cite web button.--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 17:32, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

RfaEdit

Sorry you did not succeed, perhaps wait another month, eh?--TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 18:23, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Maybe... But I would think of maybe 2-3 months, depends... --weltforce (talk) 19:50, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Pakistan and Kashmir relationsEdit

I noticed you tagged this article as nominated for deletion, but you didn't finish the process. Do you plan to create the discussion page and add it to the list of proposed deletions? If you'd like help with that, let me know. Also, it is not required to have interwikis, so that isn't a reason for deletion. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:15, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Never mind, I see that the discussion page was created. For some reason, the link to it from the article isn't working. Any ideas why? --Auntof6 (talk) 19:26, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
Ooops sorry, I used the recently ported Twinkle Tool. Seems to have some issues; I'll fix them. --weltforce (talk) 19:34, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
PS: "No interwiki" wasn't my reason, only that I was not wether the article isn't a hoax or something like that... --weltforce (talk) 19:34, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

CommentsEdit

Hey can you provide comments or write if this article is ready for GA? I'll return the favor on doing the same for your article that you have proposed. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 23:47, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

  Done. Thank you! --weltforce (talk) 14:53, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, as promise I have left a review. Please tell me when you are done and I'll be glad to revisit and give more comments. Best, Jonayo! Selena 4 ever 17:02, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  Fixed. Thank you for your comments! --weltforce (talk) 17:15, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Another user has left comments please check back to the article's talk page and fix the issues that were brought up. Best, Jonatalk to me 23:43, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

SurelyEdit

It's time for that RFA now?TheAnnoymousUser (talk) 18:25, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

For what RfA? --weltforce (talk) 23:02, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Great Job!Edit

  Dewflower has given you some cookies! Now enjoy them!

Thanks for all your hard work on Simple Wikipedia! =D Bouncily, ~~Dewflower 12:33, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! This is my first message I got, and I feel very appreciated! --weltforce (talk) 13:05, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

“About me”Edit

Hello Weltforce! I have changed your “About me” text, so there are less mistakes in it. Regards, Gorlingor (talk) 19:18, 31 July 2012 (UTC) PS: Besides the source code, your user page looks very nice. (Too many nested templates…)

Thank you very much! --weltforce (talk) 19:21, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Dead linksEdit

Sorry for giving you all that jargon about web archives. To explain, when specific URLs no longer exist, you can sometimes find snapshots of them archived on web services like archive.org or webcitation.org -- these sites use crawler software to browse the internet and archive webpages. If you can't find anything archived for the webpage you're missing, you'll need to replace the dead link with something else. It depends on the source, though: If it was a link to a digitised version of a written publication (like a journal or newspaper), you can just remove the dead URL. But if it was a website, you'll have to replace it with some other source.

Good to see you back, by the way. I hope you enjoyed your... holiday? Osiris (talk) 02:51, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

  Hello. You have a new message at Osiris's talk page.

05:09, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Open proxyEdit

Heya. Thought I'd let you know that one of the blocking templates used by Twinkle needs to be transcluded rather than substituted. The template is {{Openproxy}}, which I will likely move to the title {{Blocked proxy}} shortly. It also takes an entirely different set of parameters to the general templates. Is that solvable? It's not urgent -- it's always been transcluded by Twinkle, and it's seldom used. Osiris (talk) 14:26, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

No problem, I will add it to set. And sorry that I wasn't finished during the week, this is costlier than I thought, but I will certainly finish it during the next days or weeks. All the best! --intforce.aka.weltforce 16:43, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Re'em Ha'CohenEdit

The article is OK now? אורח פורח (talk) 17:29, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, although it may need a bit of copy edit ;) --intforce.aka.weltforce 18:21, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 August 2012Edit

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Generic level 4 user warningEdit

Is it okay that I redirected {{uw-generic4}} to {{uw-vandalism4}}? If not, you can just revert me. From the transclusions of {{user-warning set}}, it looks like {{uw-v4}} is used as the generic 4th-level warnings that other templates escalate to. I guess we could change it over if it's better that way... Thoughts? Osiris (talk) 12:19, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Wasn't uw-generic the template for issues for which no warning template exists? If not, I'll remove it from the Twinkle set. Is that ok? --intforce.aka.weltforce 14:20, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't realise it was being used directly by the script, I thought it was just a target for redirects. If that's the case then, I'll just restore it so it can be used. Oopsies! Osiris (talk) 16:32, 30 August 2012 (UTC)
The description of the template is: "Generic warning (for template series missing level 4)". All the best --intforce.aka.weltforce 16:41, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Thank You for cookies! I'm from Poland, and I hope, if i have time, I'll build some articles about Polish things. Skt13 (talk) 10:59, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 03 September 2012Edit

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HeheEdit

  The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you for helping. Vogone (talk) 15:43, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Although I'm a little bit confused, how did I help you? --intforce (talk) 15:45, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
http://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Winston_Churchill&diff=prev&oldid=3833178 --Vogone (talk) 15:48, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Ah, that. You know the tool Real-Time Recent Changes yet? I highly recommend. --intforce (talk) 15:50, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
No, I don't. But I'm in the IRC-Channel #cvn-simplewikis. ;) --Vogone (talk) 15:52, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, very good, too, I use it when my crappy computer starts to refuse my commands -.- --intforce (talk) 15:54, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

Testing modulesEdit

The QD module worked perfectly. Testing the others now. Osiris (talk) 08:50, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Had some small problems with the batch deletion.

  • The first test (via category) deleted 3 out of 5 pages in the category. There was an error with the other 2 and I had to delete them separately.
  • The second test (via links on page) worked fine. I had also created a redirect to one of the pages to test the "delete redirects to deleted pages" feature. It worked, the redirect was deleted with the rest... the only possible issue with that was that the twinkle box stalled and stayed at 0% (I didn't know whether the redirect had been deleted until I checked RecentChanges). Everything worked in practice though.

Is it possible to set the "remove backlinks to the page" to default as unchecked for batch deletion?

The batch undelete worked fine, but there were error messages everywhere (take a look at the screencap). And the feature is only possible on user pages, is that right?

I can't access the batch protection. The button doesn't work... Osiris (talk) 09:33, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for testing it and make the screenshots!
  • Batch deletion:
    • You said that 2 page turned out an error. Is there an error message?
    • Oh yes, that stalling issue. The issue also happens sometimes on the RfD (resp. XfD) module, and the Twinkle developers said that it is a server issue that will occur sometimes.
    • "Remove backlinks to page" is now unchecked by default. You want me to set up a option in a preference panel?
  • Batch undelete:
    • As you may see, Twinkle.Batchundelete uses the script "legacyWiki" loaded by the morebits library. The Twinkle developers plan to remove legacyWiki and update the batchundelete script, but this has not happened yet (see en:MediaWiki:Gadget-morebits.js). This message shall therefore be added on every undeletion request. And yes, this script is only enabled on user pages (but if you want me to enable it on any other namespace, just tell me):
/*
****************************************
 *** twinklebatchundelete.js: Batch undelete module
 ****************************************
 * Mode of invocation:     Tab ("Und-batch")
 * Active on:              Existing and non-existing user pages (??? why?)
 * Config directives in:   TwinkleConfig
 */
// XXX TODO this module needs to be overhauled to use Morebits.wiki.page
  • Batch protection:
    • I will check the issue immediatly.
PS: You still got the Twinkle Config in your monobook.js. You can just remove it and set your settings at WP:TWPREFS ;)
--intforce.aka.weltforce 12:24, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Oops! Thanks. I can't remember the error message from the batch delete; if it comes up again, I'll bring it to your attention. About the option to check removing backlinks... you can set up a preferences option to check it by default if you want, but personally I think it would be quite dangerous to have the item checked (depending on the number of pages being deleted).
I haven't tested things yet, but I'm assuming you did most of it yourself. One thing: can we relocate testing here to the regular sandbox? Or if it needs to be at AFC, can you move it to a subpge of the simplewiki version (Wikipedia:Requested articles)?
There's no rush on the batch protect thing. I don't anticipate it being used, but it's nice to have. Osiris (talk) 13:03, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh, also... when you have time, can you give me a list of all the script pages used? Once we've worked out all the little kinks, I'd like to copy your scripts directly into the interface page for the gadget. Osiris (talk) 13:09, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll set up an preference option for that. Yes, I've moved the sandbox page now to Wikipedia talk:Requested pages/Sandbox.
You just need to replace MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle.js with MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle2.js and customise MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition. All the best, --intforce (talk) 15:18, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh I'm talking about the actual code to copy into the interface page-- like Barras was saying, so we're not relying on user scripts... I know you probably haven't fully finished with it yet, but when you are I'd like to put the code directly into the gadget's interface page. Osiris (talk) 11:13, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I understand that. But Twinkle2.js currently just imports the script from User:LightForce/MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle.js because I do not have enough rights to edit in the MediaWiki namespace... --intforce (talk) 11:34, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Right, so it's just the one script. I know that you won't be able to edit the page, which is annoying, but when you've fully finished with the code you probably won't need to change it much at all. It's not urgent, I just mean eventually... when everything is done. Osiris (talk) 14:39, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
You can do that, but then I will need to bother you everytime when I fix a bug or something like that   --intforce (talk) 15:15, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh yes, and when you've moved the script to MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle.js, please change User:EhJJ/twinkle.js and User:LightForce/twinkle.js to
// Twinkle has moved!
//  - see [[WP:TW]] for more information
//  - for the code, see [[MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle.js]]
mw.loader.load(['ext.gadget.Twinkle']);

Thanks! --intforce (talk) 15:20, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Okay, but I probably won't do it for a month at least, because I know you're still working on it. Osiris (talk) 17:44, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Hey mate. Adding block messages isn't working. The dialogue box works fine, including the preview feature (very cool), but when it comes to making the actions it stalls and doesn't complete it. I tried it three times, none of them worked. Osiris (talk) 05:07, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Hm, it works here. Did you bypass your cache? If you are using Chrome, go to User:LightForce/MediaWiki:Gadget-Twinkle.js and press [CTRL] + [Shift] + [R]. --intforce (talk) 06:01, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Nah, it's not working. It might be something on my end though. I'll try again tomorrow. Osiris (talk) 06:31, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

TwinkleEdit

  Twinkle Barnstar

A small token of appreciation for your massive improvement of one of our most widely used gadgets. I have no doubt that your work over the past few months will make a lot of things easier for all of us. And eventually it will probably be taken for granted, so this is my small token of recognition of your work and commitment. Osiris (talk) 07:03, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

And thanks for putting up with all of my "this-doesn't-work"s.   Osiris (talk) 07:03, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! I just love this wiki and its editors! --intforce (talk) 10:32, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

I do need helpEdit

What good timing you have. I am trying to add references to the [page]. I added one. How can I use this same reference multiple times. How can I set up the references correctly. Thank you. Tylas ♥✫ 16:39, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh yeah. You can take a look at Wikipedia:Citing sources.
Okay, you got this currently: <ref>http://www.isst-d.org/jtd/GUIDELINES_REVISED2011.pdf</ref>. This will set up a reference. To use it multiple times, you must wrap it with an <ref name/>-Tag:
<ref name="NAME">http://www.isst-d.org/jtd/GUIDELINES_REVISED2011.pdf</ref> (you may need to give the reference a name - in my example, I used NAME)
You add this ref name tag to the first place where you need the reference. Starting from the second reference, you can use <ref name="NAME" /> --intforce (talk) 16:48, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Image - How can I upload an image to simple Wiki? Tylas ♥✫ 16:43, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

We don't allow images uploads for SEWP (simple English Wikipedia) here, see Wikipedia:Image use policy. But you can upload the file to Wikimedia Commons instead. Doing so will enable global usage for all Wikimedia projects and wikis. Regards --intforce (talk) 16:50, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! That should save me hours of fumbling. Tylas ♥✫ 16:55, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Templates for TwinkleEdit

I've been going through the script trying to fill Category:Templates used by Twinkle properly. In the script, there are some mentions of policies and guidelines that we don't have.

I don't think they're affecting the script in any way, but can these parts be removed? Osiris (talk) 03:35, 9 September 2012 (UTC)


There is also a section for tagging files, which we don't really need. None of the templates (about 22) exist here, and won't need to. The only template we have for files is {{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}}.

I hope you don't mind, but I removed a few things that I thought were okay to. The things above, I haven't addressed yet. Osiris (talk) 03:53, 9 September 2012 (UTC)


One more thing: could you please add the notice {{Uw-encopyright}} and the multi-warnings {{Uw-copyright1}} and {{Uw-copyright2}} to the set? Osiris (talk) 04:14, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Welcome buttonEdit

The yellow welcome button is appearing twice in diffs by new users (see this and this). Osiris (talk) 05:37, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

  Fixed them all (including the issues mentioned in previous section). Thank you! --intforce (talk) 10:08, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
That was fast! Thanks, I just altered the copyright labels a bit to make sure the purpose was clear. Osiris (talk) 02:31, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Oh yeah, I first wrote "encopyright1" and "encopyright2" by mistake and forgot to fix the text then   --intforce (talk) 05:12, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2012Edit

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Twinkle suggestionEdit

I know you just got through updating all the Twinkle stuff. Would it be much trouble to add something to the quick delete process to allow typing in the "additional information" data? It is the second parameter. It's not documented on the {{QD}} doc page, but it works. As an example, I just added additional information to a QD request on Category:Astronomical infobox templates. The code on that page now looks like this (unless it has been deleted already):

{{qd|c1|Category is renamed to Astronomy infobox templates}}

Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 05:54, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Shall I add it just for category tagging or for tags generally (some tags like nonsense or user request may not need additional rationale) ? Regards, @intforce 14:12, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
I would add it to all. The additional information is not necessarily a rationale. There could be other information that an editor wants to include. --Auntof6 (talk) 15:27, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Okay,   Done   (see diff) --@intforce 19:56, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Wow, thanks! :) --Auntof6 (talk) 03:33, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

RfAEdit

I've added a question. Like I said last time, can I suggest you put a lot of time into your answers. Less is not more. Less is less. Give as full answers as you can. Regards, and good luck, Kennedy (talk) 15:33, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

I'll take it to heart, thank you! --@intforce 16:49, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

ThanksEdit

Hi! This is TDKR Chicago 101, I just want to say thanks for the yummy cookies and for that barnstar it was my first one! So thanks. TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) - September 12, 2012

No need to thanks ;) We just need more editors like you and this is my sign of appreciation. --@intforce 19:34, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #22Edit

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
  • Development
    • Made new CreateItem special-page (also working JavaScript-less)
    • Special:ItemDisambiguation got lots of love and awesome autocompletion
    • Special:ItemByTitle also got lots of love and awesome autocompletion
    • The client-wiki now gets notified if a connecting Sitelink gets removed
    • Wrote Selenium tests for client-code
    • Editing/adding site-links will display a proper link to the page again
    • Removed auto-expansion for description/label input fields
    • Tested setting Mediawiki to use HTML5 to make sure it works as it should
    • Finished up work on new sites functionality in Wikibase and moved it as a patch to core (which is still awaiting review)
    • Worked on ValueHandler extension which will be used for our data values
    • Added “Type” entity type, plus skeletons for its associated Content, ContentHandler, ViewAction, EditAction and UndoAction
    • Implemented safeguards against text-level editing of data pages
    • Allow Sitelinks to Wikipedia only (fixed regression)
    • Wrote permission checks and edit conflict detection for ApiSetItem, undo/restore, etc.
    • Fixed display of deleted revisions of data items
    • Added --verbose option to pollForChanges maintenance script to show change summary
    • Bug fixes and improvements for right-to-left languages
    • Updated demo system
    • The long format (more like the json output format) for wbsetitem API module is now alive
  • Discussions/Press
    • Sent note about Wikidata to all Wikimedia projects via Global Message Delivery - generated quite some feedback on Meta
    • Started page to coordinate discussions about bots around Wikidata
  • Events
    • State of the Map
    • Health 2.0 Berlin meetup
    • upcoming: Software Freedom Day
  • Open Tasks for You
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Category:QDREdit

No problem.I tagged an atricle for Quick deletion and it didn't appear in the list.Receptie123 (talk) 18:24, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, you'd probably need to purge your cache. (see this) --@intforce 18:26, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok.Thanks for the advice.Receptie123 (talk) 18:28, 14 September 2012 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) I found one recently that was tagged but wasn't in the list, either. It had been tagged for a long time, so I added the category manually to get it to show up. I know, of course, that that's not the right procedure, but something wasn't working. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:52, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I know that issue. But I haven't found the fix for that yet. --@intforce 08:29, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

This is a great big virtual hug for creating Gini coefficient. It was my request because it is on every single country's infobox. Now readers can link over and figure out if the number is good or bad. Thank you so very much! --Tbennert (talk) 18:22, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! I always try to do my best   --@intforce 20:37, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPsEdit

I noticed you have been patrolling new pages. On one instance you removed the tag Auntof6 had placed for unreferenced BLP. Then there were several that were not tagged that should have been. This tag is very important to place on any article of living person that is not referenced. As a matter of fact, these types of articles are deleted on English. Ask if you have any questions. Thanks --Tbennert (talk) 19:08, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, sorry! Next time I'll be more attentive. Thanks that you noticed me. --@intforce 19:12, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

{{QD}}Edit

I wonder whether you might know why some pages listed with the QD template are not listed in the quick deletion category. See for example: File:Adolf_hitler.jpg, User:Russavia/userboxes/polandball, Category:Inspector Rex characters and your own user subpages User:Intforce/QD log and /about. It looks to me as if it is something with the namespaces, but I haven't been able to find out. Thank you, --Savh·Tell me 12:33, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

I think it has something to do with the {{ambox}} template. I did some changes to the QD template now in order to fix it, can you please recheck the issue? Thanks, @intforce 14:16, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
Okay, seems that Osiris fixed it now :) --@intforce 15:03, 15 September 2012 (UTC)


The category handler makes sure (quite logically) that only articles using an ambox are put into the categories called by |cat=. However, several ambox templates are often used outside of the mainspace. The most common offenders are {{qd}}, {{rfd}} and {{complex}}; {{redlinks}} is often seen on navbox template pages, and {{moveto}} is often used on talk pages. The two deletion templates should probably be calling {{mbox}} instead. The solution for the others is either to...

  1. ...not use the |cat= parameter on those templates (which I've had to do to fix the QD template here),
  2. ...force the cat handler to put all pages in the categories regardless of namespace (which I've done at least temporarily here),
  3. ...discourage the use of maintenance tags in other namespaces, or accept that they won't categorise pages into any category.

Any thoughts? Osiris (talk) 16:33, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

How about enabling the feature on other namespaces too? Or we could add an additional parameter to the ambox template, which enables other namespaces if the parameter is set to true. Maybe {{{namespaceallow}}}. We could use this parameter in the wd, rfd, complex etc templates then. @intforce 16:45, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
That could be okay, although enabling it on the template namespace will be difficult, because it will have to content with the error detection bit. Savh mentioned on IRC yesterday that the code is already massively complex, and I kind of agree. I'd honestly prefer it if they were only used on articles, since it's specifically a template for article space and we have other versions for the other namespaces. Another solution is to use namespace detect in some of the templates, so {{moveto}} used on a talk page will transcluse {{tmbox}} instead. Osiris (talk) 09:02, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes, that would a good solution too. Maybe this (example for moveto template):
{{#switch: {{NAMESPACE}}: Talk | User talk | Wikipedia talk | Template talk = {{tmbox
| name  = Moveto
| subst = <includeonly>{{subst:</includeonly><includeonly>substcheck}}</includeonly>
| type  = move
| issue  = '''It is proposed that this page is moved to [[{{{1}}}]].'''<br />
| fix = <small>This can be talked about on [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|the page's talk page]].</small>
| all = Proposed page moves
}}
| #default = {{ambox
| name  = Moveto
| subst = <includeonly>{{subst:</includeonly><includeonly>substcheck}}</includeonly>
| type  = move
| issue  = '''It is proposed that this article is moved to [[{{{1}}}]].'''<br />
| fix = <small>This can be talked about on [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|the article's talk page]].</small>
| all = Proposed page moves
}}
}}<noinclude>[[Category:Page quality and condition templates]]</noinclude>
--@intforce 09:47, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

┌─────────────┘
Well, those parameters don't work in {{tmbox}}. If the parameters and text were the same, you only need to change the first letter (as in |t|a}}mbox). But using {{mbox}} the detection is done automatically. The problem is that the move template is currently using |issue= and |fix=, which aren't going to be used by any other type of message box. I don't see why the move template would need to use those, though, if it's not going inside {{articleissues}}. The simplest code to use would be

{{mbox
| name  = Moveto
| subst = <includeonly>{{subst:</includeonly><includeonly>substcheck}}</includeonly>
| type  = move
| text = '''It is proposed that this article is moved to [[{{{1}}}]].'''<br /><small>This can be talked about on [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|the article's talk page]].</small>
}}<includeonly>
{{{cat|[[Category:Proposed page moves]]}}}
</includeonly>

Osiris (talk) 04:50, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, actually, I just noticed that {{movenotice}} already has this markup. Should probably redirect one to the other. Osiris (talk) 04:53, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

Hello, Intforce. You have new messages at Receptie123's talk page.
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The Signpost: 17 September 2012Edit

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Twinkle problemEdit

There is a problem with twinkle.When i revert an edit it does not revert.Other users are experiencing the same problem.Do you know anything about this?Receptie123 (talk) 16:00, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I've replied on ST. --@intforce 16:12, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

RFAEdit

Hey there! Congrats for passing your RfA. I've just promoted you. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask me. Also, please check your mails, you got one from me yesterday. -Barras talk 10:28, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Well done on your RFA. I didn't take the time to add my opinion on the RFA page, but thought I'd let you know here you'll no doubt be a good admin. Good luck! Yottie =talk= 11:22, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
That's very kind of you. Thank you very much! --@intforce 11:51, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations also from me! I find it good if somebody is involved so in a project like you. Good luck with your extra rights and process my deletion requests like you did it today. ;-) Greetings, Vogone (talk) 17:46, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! --@intforce 17:48, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the T-shirt!!   --@intforce 11:41, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

ImportingEdit

Since you are new to admining I will give you a tip. When you import, don't select import all templates used. It almost always causes problems because it will import everything and it will go over top of what we already have and sometimes we have modified templates to do things differently than en and you end up replacing what we modified. And on some pages that can be hundreds of templates that you could possibly over write. Not the case this time but thought I would catch you before you do it. Many an admin has fallen into this trap the first time they import. It is usually better to just import the main template and then see what redlink errors you get and see if you should import those ones. -DJSasso (talk) 11:56, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in head next time. --@intforce 12:01, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Interface pagesEdit

Hey. I hope you are getting used to all the new buttons! I just want to make sure you're careful when deleting interface pages. An article I tried to delete today came up with the default delete summary (i.e., "content was:..."), and I noticed that you deleted the gadget that all of us sysops were using to override this. I saw you replaced a related script with a dash, so I had to go sifting through bug reports to find what you were trying to achieve. It's fine now, although I'm not quite sure whether or not the MediaWiki maintenance bot will revert the changes back to the default. If it does, we'll either have to file a request to change our settings or restore that gadget. Osiris (talk) 02:55, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, sorry for any inconveniences and thank you for fixing this; after replacing MediaWiki:Excontentauthor it still showed up "content was" in some cases. Mh7kJ and I were wondering about that. --@intforce 05:01, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #24Edit

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
  • Development
    • Met with a group of database experts from different projects to get input for phase 2 of Wikidata
    • Updated demo system (the corresponding git tag is c2425396f765ee77c990fd4b235c3d8d9f569018)
    • Selenium Tests for Edit Conflicts
    • Bugfix for weird behaviour of NOEXTERNALINTERLANG magic word
    • Bugfix for updating language links on client (they were not updated when the connecting link got removed or changed)
    • Windows support for pollForChanges-Script
    • New special page Special:CreateProperty for creating property entities
    • Property entities can be displayed now, editing them does not yet work
    • The API is generalized to handle additional entities
    • Created initial DataType implementation
    • Created store for the client
    • Improved and extended store for the repository
    • Started on initial DataValue implementation
    • Wrote tests for client
    • Fixed localization bugs
    • Special:ItemDisambiguation page now automatically populates the language field
    • Created a central place for associating entity content models with namespaces
    • Created functions for checking whether a given namespace is an entity namespace and whether a given content model is an entity model
    • Worked to make Items work in the main namespace, removed assumptions about the content model of the main namespace in several places
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Software Freedom Day
    • upcoming: Leipziger Semantic Web Tag / MLODE
    • upcoming: Datengarten
  • Open Tasks for You
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Real-Time Recent ChangesEdit

How do i install it on Simple English Wikipedia?I only managed to install it on meta.wikimedia.org.Receptie123 (talk) 13:08, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi, use this code:
mw.loader.load('//meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Krinkle/RTRC.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript');

Best wishes, --@intforce 14:00, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Where do i paste it?Receptie123 (talk) 14:16, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Paste it here: click --@intforce 14:20, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I did,but it didn't work.I followed all the instructions on the page.Receptie123 (talk) 14:26, 22 September 2012 (UTC).It worked on (http://meta.wikimedia.org} but it doesn't here.Receptie123 (talk) 14:27, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Did you bypass your cache? --@intforce 14:31, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Yes,but i just reloaded the page and nothing happened.Receptie123 (talk) 14:34, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I've installed the script as a gadget. Please enable it here and remove the code from your common.js --@intforce 14:41, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
What link do i use to access it?Receptie123 (talk) 14:44, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Just enable it in your preference panel. --@intforce 14:46, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
The twinkle preference panel?It is not there.It your talking about the user:receptie123/Special:Preferences i did that but i don't know how to access the page.Receptie123 (talk) 14:56, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
No, just on Special:Preferences. --@intforce 14:57, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I enabled that already, i just need to know were the Real-Time Recent Changes page is.Receptie123 (talk) 15:00, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
here. --@intforce 15:02, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
There is only a large scrip even if i bypassed my browser.I am using Google Chrome.Receptie123 (talk) 15:07, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Forget the common.js and the script pages. Just go to your preferences and enable it in the Gadgets section. --@intforce 15:10, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I did that a long time ago.Receptie123 (talk) 15:11, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
A long time? I just added the script to the Gadgets section it can't be a long time. --@intforce 15:15, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Not long.After 1 minute after you added it.Receptie123 (talk) 15:17, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks,anyway.I am very sorry for bothering you on a week-end.I will try again on Monday.Receptie123 (talk) 15
23, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I tried it again and it worked this time.Thank you very much.Best Wishes,Receptie123 (talk) 18:30, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Your block of 86.5.161.217Edit

Please take a look at your recent block again. While it is true that the editor has been continually replacing redirects with article content in the past, the last few edits made today do not appear to be vandalism but more indicative of general clueless-ness of WP:MOS. Chenzw  Talk  17:57, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

I am very sorry but i think i confunded this IP adress with another and his/her edits were not vandalism today.Sorry again.Receptie123 (talk) 18:07, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm very sorry for this issue. I promise to look more carefully next time. --@intforce 19:40, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #25Edit

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
  • Development
    • Updated demo system
    • Added per-language uniqueness restriction for property labels (You can only have one property with a given name in a language. For items this applies for the combination of label and description.)
    • Tests for noexternallanglinks, CreateProperty, PropertyView
    • Finished base of DataTypes and DataValues extensions
    • Added resource module for loading site information
    • Improved change handling on the client, including when items are deleted and inserting changes that affect the client wiki in the client’s recent changes (still rough)
    • New "List all datatypes" Special page
    • Finished property view. Property entities can be edited now
    • Changes to some of the containing structures in the API, items to entities and item to entity
    • Change to token handling (gettoken has died in flames, use edit token from action=tokens instead)
    • Some cleanup for the security audit
    • Worked on encapsulating auto completion widget from EditableValue.autocompleteInterface
    • Started work on supporting access to remote wikis via the ORMTable class
    • Discussion and fixes regarding transaction logic in core
    • Made a git branch for the first deployment that is currently being reviewed by WMF (current review status)
    • Test coverage for Wikibase and its extensions is now recorded and visible online
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Leipziger Semantic Web Tage/MLODE
    • Datengarten
    • upcoming: Wikipedia Stammtisch Berlin
    • upcoming: Berlin Open Source Meetup
    • upcoming: Data Days
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • If you are doing a Wikidata intro or something like that at an event we can send you some swag like stickers and flyers. Let me know well in advance please so it reaches you in time.
    • We have a shiny new contribute page
  • Open Tasks for You
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Template helpEdit

Hello! I know that you have worked quite a bit on templates. I would like to ask a (hopefully) small favor. Template:Redlinks is showing the date twice. Everything works perfectly proper, it just doesn't look as pretty as it could. List of cities in Sudan is an example of one of the pages with the display of the template. Not any big hurry, but I would appreciate if you could add this to your tasklist and take a look when you get a chance. Thank you! --Tbennert (talk) 03:32, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) I've   Fixed it :-) Greets, Vogone (talk) 10:36, 1 October 2012 (UTC)
Wow ^^ --@intforce 10:46, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Speedy DeletionsEdit

Becareful on speedies and make sure that they haven't already been denied when you go to make a delete. -DJSasso (talk) 11:52, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Now I know why the simple Wikipedia needs new contributors: Your community is short, maybe too short. My question is: Shouldn't the only candidate on Wikipedia:Proposed good articles be removed from the page? The candidature is already over. --«NewWikiBoy» (talk) 19:11, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder. I've now closed the proposal as stale. --@intforce 05:17, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
Another question: Here are the same image rights as in the normal English Wikipedia, and everybody may use Fair-use, right? --«NewWikiBoy» (talk) 17:13, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
No. Unlike other Wikipedias, Simple English Wikipedia does not allow images to be uploaded directly to this project. All images used on Simple English Wikipedia should come from "Wikimedia Commons", which is a shared collection of free images. (quoted from Wikipedia:Image use policy). So you can not upload any media to this wiki leaving out some very few exceptions. All the best --@intforce 19:39, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

ForceBotEdit

Abend,

dein ForceBot besitzt ja leider in der wp.de kein Botflag. Da aber Istius Bot nicht mehr läuft, es aber einen neuen JWP-Newsletter gibt, bräuchten wir ein Bot, der das erledigt. Ich/Wir haben keine Lust jeden Sonntag zu de:Wikipedia:Bots/Anfragen zu laufen und das zu beantragen. Vielleicht hast du ja Lust, erneut ein Botflag dafür zu beantragen, du könntest vielleicht später alle Aufgaben des Istius Bot übernehmen, wenn es funzt und du Lust hast. Grüße--MaxEddi (talk) 16:18, 1 October 2012 (UTC) Ich seh ja schon den Giftbot ausfallen, mal schauen, was dann passiert....

Nunja, also, mein Bot läuft nicht immer, und ich kann nie für 100% garantieren, dass ich das Skript am Wochenende anschalte... --@intforce 12:00, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Läuft der nicht auf dem Toolserver? --MaxEddi (talk) 22:10, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Interwiki-Bots sind nicht auf dem Toolserver erlaubt. --@intforce 11:14, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Ach da war was... Düdüm. Kennste jemand, der das übernehmen will? Grüße--MaxEddi (talk) 17:26, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Kannst ja mal bei Meta so eine Anfrage stellen, gibt es bestimmt. --@intforce 18:08, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
Auf Meta? Wegen eines solch kleinen Projekts? Ich denke, man sollte die Kirche im Dorf lassen. Botbetreiber gibt es auch auf dewiki genug. Vogone (talk) 00:12, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
Naja, Giftpflanze wollte zB. nicht. Am Sonntag, werde ich das bei der erneuten Anfrage einfach nochmal erwähnen. Grüße--MaxEddi (talk) 15:02, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

The Signpost: 01 October 2012Edit

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HeyaEdit

Hope everything is going good. When you have a chance, can you have a look at my recent edits to the Twinkle script? I tried to match up Category:Templates used by Twinkle, which I think I've done. But I noticed a few items that we don't have: Template:Rough translation, Template:Cat improve and Template:Not English.

Can we remove them or do you think they should be created? Osiris (talk) 15:47, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

Hm, I think we don't need the templates. I mean, if we ever use them, there will only be a very few amount of articles in the cat. Generally, if we e.g. look on "Not English", we'd rather speedy delete the article. Best wishes, --@intforce 16:49, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I agree that we don't really need them. Osiris (talk) 11:42, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #26Edit

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
  • Development
    • Added various new DataValue classes
    • Worked on ‘edit’ buttons for non-JavaScript version of entity views
    • Worked on resourceloader module for sites
    • Tests for PropertyView and CreateProperty
    • Tests for Uniqueness of Properties & Items
    • Tests for propagation of Item deletion/undeletion to client wiki
    • Tests for change propagation to Watchlists on client wiki
    • HTML validation results for Wikibase are now online
    • Special:CreateProperty is renamed to Special:NewProperty, to avoid naming conflicts in translatewiki with other extensions
    • Work on scripts for rebuilding and resetting data stores in the client
    • The client now handles when an item gets deleted on the repository
    • Wrote fixes for security concerns raised during review by WMF
    • Working on Wikidata branch in preparation of merging it into core/master soon.
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Wikipedia Stammtisch Berlin
    • Open Source Meetup Berlin
    • Data Days
    • upcoming: KESW (keynote by Markus Krötzsch)
    • upcoming: Wikimedia CEE meeting
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TalkbackEdit

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Wikidata weekly summary #27Edit

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  • Development
    • Wikidata branch was merged \o/ (about 10.000 lines of code) This also means that MediaWiki now has shiny new ContentHandler features to enable storing data and other content types
    • Updated demo system
    • Fixed MediaWiki core bugs and responded to feedback about the ContentHandler
    • Looked into Solr
    • Added statement interface for items
    • Added claim interface for entities
    • Added IRIValue and GeoCoordinateValue
    • Added GeoCoordinate parser
    • Added base for the ValueFormatters extension
    • Initial work on create claim API module
    • Initial work on better API transformation handling of the data model components
    • Made the API aware that entities, not items are the thingies we really want to get
    • Finished implementation of non-JavaScript edit buttons
    • Switched local integration server to use core master branch
    • Improved how recent changes from the repository are displayed in the client
    • Worked on tests for recent changes on the client
    • Added Wikipedia-compatible URL rewrites for subdomains en, de, hu and he (en.wikidata-test-repo.wikimedia.de/wiki/Helium leads to the item)
  • Discussions/Press
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    • KESW
    • upcoming: Wikimedia CEE meeting
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Erw. NaviEdit

Tach,

ich weiß nicht, ob dus noch auf dem Schirm hast. Aber auf der Vorlage Diskussion:Erweiterte Navigationsleiste gibts zwei Fragen, die sich gleichen und, wo ich auch keinen Rat habe. Grüße--MaxEddi (talk) 11:53, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #29Edit

Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
  • Development
    • Content Handler is now live on Wikipedia and sister sites
    • Prefix term search for entities
    • Fixed bugs that popped up after Content Handler merge
    • API function wbsearchentities
    • Discussed JavaScript refactoring
    • Refactored some JavaScript stuff (like options handling)
    • Worked on JavaScript refactoring regarding the API
    • Implemented entity selector jQuery widget
    • Continued deployment work with WMF
    • Poked at Vagrant
    • Create puppet scripts for setting up Wikibase instances
    • New release of Pywikidata
  • Discussions/Press
    • Discussions around bots on the mailing list
  • Events
    • Bootstrapping Awesome
    • SMWCon
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  • Development
    • Tpt wrote an awesome SpecialPage (Special:EntitiesWithoutLabel) that lists all items without a label in a given language (merged; will be in next deployment)
    • Tpt changed the page to create new items to allow you to enter links as well
    • Created patch for review for next deployment on wikidata.org
    • Updated demo system
    • Worked on and discussed editing widgets for data values
    • Some cleanup and further refactoring in JS of EditableValue
    • Added a message on the client’s Special:MovePage to invite users to update the associated page on the repository
    • Reviewed a whole pile of changesets
    • Helped with testing of deployment branch
    • Fixed Selenium search test & sitelink tests
    • Added Selenium tests for checking for security issues (JS injections)
    • Worked on Api.js refactoring
    • Worked on and fixed bugs in wbsearchentities
    • Couple of minor fixes in the front end
    • Introduced siteselector jQuery widget untangling functionality of SiteIdInterface
  • Events
    • office hours (logs here and here)
    • WMF metrics and activities meeting
    • right now: Wikimedia Conferentie + hackathon
    • upcoming: ISWC
    • upcoming: talk at Berkman Center
    • upcoming: intro and Q&A in Vienna
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Wikidata weekly summary #32Edit

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  • Development
    • Implemented patching and automatic resolution of edit conflicts so you wont get as many edit conflicts anymore
    • Worked on $.valueview system for DataValues editing in the user interface
    • Started implementing DataType constructor in JavaScript
    • Added ValueValidator and ValueFormatter factory
    • Improvements to Diff extension
    • Construct PropertyValueSnak objects in the create claim API when needed
    • Improved Entity serialization (is now more concise and better encapsulated)
    • Added newFromArray to all DataValue objects and created DataValue factory using this
    • Worked on development environment distribution with Vagrant
    • Improved code that handles changes from the repository and reporting them in the client’s RecentChanges
    • Fought with broken selenium tests & refactored/fixed them
    • Reviewed tons of JS code
    • Set up QUnit test coverage report (will be online soon)
    • Updated demo system
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Wikimedia Conferentie and hackathon
    • ISWC
    • Wikidata intro and Q&A in Cambridge, MA
    • Wikidata intro and Q&A in Vienna
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Broken redirectEdit

Hello Intforce, you have a Broken redirect you may wish to fix. Have a good day! Kennedy (talk) 12:32, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for noticing me ^^ --@intforce 18:46, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #33Edit

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  • Development
    • Updated demo system
    • Refactored and improved change propagation code
    • Add option for client and change propagations to work with job queue
    • Added filter and preference for recent changes on the client, to show/hide Wikidata edits
    • Pruning of changes table
    • Fixed some issues in the Wikidata Vagrant
    • Added puppet recipe for Wikidata on WMF labs
    • Worked on making statements editable in the frontend
    • JSON of entities is sent to the frontend now
    • Finalized DataTypes extension’s $.valueview system
    • Improved entity selector widget
    • Added Selenium tests for special pages
    • Tracking separate revision ids in Javascript to fix the edit conflict handling
    • Fixed fatal PHP error in Special:SetLabel
    • Entities with just whitespaces as label/description are not allowed anymore
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • upcoming: Offener Sonntag at WMDE’s membership assembly
    • upcoming: SWIB
    • foss.in
    • local meetup in Bangalore
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Happy Birthday!Edit

Hoi Intforce!

May all your wishes come true. Happy Birthday!

--Vogone (talk) 13:42, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! --@intforce 20:03, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi Intforce, auch von mir, wenn auch einige Tage verspätet, alles Gute zum Geburtstag. Hoffe du hast schön gefeiert. Solltest du irgendwann mal was bezüglich der deutschen Wikipedia brauchen, stehe ich dir als dein Ex-Mentor noch immer zur Verfügung. ;) VG --Niklas 555 (talk) 15:45, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Danke! --@intforce 17:55, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #34Edit

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  • Development
    • Added DirectSqlStore to client so that it can directly access the repository database, and not require creating any tables on the client
    • Bug fixing on the client extension, and preparing it for first deployment
    • Less edit conflicts due to a smarter conflict detection
    • Better recent changes comments on the client
    • Clean up on the backend for entity artefacts
    • The statement UI enables to create statements and displays them, but has still a few glitches
    • The client now accesses the data on the server directly, and the data is not replicated anymore
    • Added a number of profiler calls
    • Special:Contributions displays labels now
    • User preference on the client to hide Wikidata edits
    • Statements can be created and saved now
    • Statements are properly styled in JavaScript and non-JavaScript version
    • Improved JavaScript part of the templating engine
    • Improved entity selector widget
    • Client:Watchlist Selenium Tests
    • Client: RecentChanges Selenium tests
    • Added DataValues, DataTypes, jQuery.ui QUnit tests to Selenium
    • Some PHPUnit test fixes
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Linuxday
    • Open Sunday after Wikimedia Deutschland’s membership assembly
    • SWIB
    • foss.in
    • upcoming: intro and Q&A in Bangalore
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RequestEdit

Hey Intforce!

I saw you're active ATM. Could you revdel all edits made by 66.97.29.2, please? It's spam.

Thanks in advance, Vogone (talk) 17:29, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Well, not all. Only those which were made today. ;-) Vogone (talk) 17:31, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I don't see how that fits the revdel policy. Kansan (talk) 17:32, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm sorry. I thought spam links to twitter.com aren't allowed here but obviously they are. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 17:44, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I don't see violations of our RevDel deletion policy either. --@intforce 15:59, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata weekly summary #36Edit

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  • Development
    • Deployed new code on wikidata.org. All changes can be found here
    • Updated demo system
    • http://test2.wikipedia.org now uses http://wikidata.org for getting language links and wikidata.org edits affecting the existing articles on test2 show up in RecentChanges (if they are not hidden)
    • Statements (think of “population: 2.000.000” and similar things) are taking shape in the interface. They are still pretty buggy though at this point.
    • It is now possible to link to images on Wikimedia Commons in a statement (think of “image: sundown_at_the_beach.png” for example)
    • Links are now protocol-relative (bugzilla:42534)
    • No longer possible to create new items and set labels when database is set to read-only
    • Added more tests to the GeoCoordinate parser
    • Make use of EditEntity in removeclaims API
    • Removed many singletons to reduce global state
    • Made SpecialSetLabel work with non-item entities
    • Improved settings system
    • Improved options of ValueFormatters
    • Improved options of ValueParsers
    • Moved label+description uniqueness check out of transaction to avoid deadlocks and changed it to only be enforced for edits changing any violating values
    • Fixed serialization of SiteArray
    • ~=[,,_,,]:3
    • Had to fix reporting of aliases in wbsearchentities again
    • Implemented integration of baserevids for statements UI API calls for editconflict detection for statements/claims/snaks
    • Universal Language Selector fallback fix for Selenium tests
    • Report URL to entity in wbsearchentites API module
    • Moved the demo system to a larger server
    • Fixed several bugs in Statements user interface, most notably, adding Statements to existing sections and layout fixes
    • Added wikibase API module on the client to provide information about the associated repo (e.g. url, script path, article path)
    • A bunch of messages for autocomments were fixed (they are automatically added as an edit summary for edits on items and co in Wikidata - for example: “‎Changed [en] description: Finnish rock band”)
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • WhereCamp
    • Wikidata talk as part of a lecture on knowledge management in Karlsruhe
    • upcoming: 29C3
    • upcoming: Office hours
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
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    • Want to help Lydia write the next weekly summary? Let her know.
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Have a great holiday season!

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  • Development
    • Some of us unwrapped gifts (-:
    • Started working on supporting different kinds of Snaks in the user interface
    • Fixing support for PostgreSQL in core, which was broken with introduction of the sites stuff
    • Code reviewing of changes in MediaWiki core
    • Adding watchlist filter in client for Wikidata changes
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  • Events
    • right now: 29C3
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  • Development
    • Updated demo system
    • Improved design of sites code in core
    • Fixed SQLite compatibility
    • Worked on implementing references handling in statements user interface
    • Useful error messages will be shown in statements user interface in case of data value mismatches
    • Switched the demo system to Labs’ puppet
    • Selenium tests for length constraint, claim edit-conflicts
    • Setting up dispatcher script on internal test machine
    • More work on wikibase.getEntities() function for Scribunto/Lua-Templates
    • AbuseFilter is now working with Wikibase
    • The change dispatcher script is now ready for use on the WMF cluster
    • Initial implementation of {{#property}} parser function for the client
    • Created a widget for the client to connect a page to a Wikidata item and add interwiki language links to a page
    • Preparing a page to list unconnected pages on the clients
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  • Development
    • Deployment on the Hebrew and Italian Wikipedia ([1] [2] [3])
    • Switched the Wikipedias over to a new, more scalable dispatching changes script for propagating changes from the repository to the clients
    • Fixing various deeply buried bugs and a few minor bugs reported after deployment
    • Preparations for next deployment on wikidata.org
    • Working on property parser function for the client
    • Implemented robust serialization of changes for dispatching
    • Resumed work on linked data interface
    • References can now be created, edited and removed on existing statements
    • Several minor user interface fixes
    • Styling of the user interface for statements
    • Selenium tests for references
    • Selenium tests for non-JS SpecialPages
    • Worked on puppet
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    • Test statements on the [demo system before the roll-out to wikidata.org on February 4
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