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Consultation requested[edit]

I'd like to ask fellow admins to look at Guianan Creole test, Wp/gcr. A core group of three has been working hard on this test for several months, and by the numbers, except for stub ratio, the test should be eligible.

Now, on the surface, the stub ratio remains very bad. They created well over 1,000 pages, and the majority are either stubs or barely populated list articles (like year articles). But we have asked this team to stop creating new pages and to start filling out the ones they had. It has been a slow process, but they have done that. Recently, they presented me with a list of 50 pages that they had filled out, and those pages (in my view) look good. And they are pages that are likely to be of particular interest to that language community, and that is good, too.

So where do we go? I am concerned that this group is going to run out of patience if we don't say yes soon. And I think they see the "content" question as having been a moving target, while everything else (activity requirement, interface translation, etc.) has been straightforward. They desperately want a specific target to work toward. I really think they've been doing the right thing, and we need to do something to recognize/reward that.

For the near future, the stub ratio is not going to become something we'd typically like to see unless a lot of stubs are deleted—and I certainly wouldn't favor that. At the same time, 50 good pages is a pretty shaky basis for a project approval. (These guys would be perfect candidates for Amir's incubation-space subdomains, but that's not ready to go yet.) I'd like to give them a hard target of a number of pages to fill out—say a second fifty—and if they do so we take them to LangCom.

What do people think? I'd appreciate input here. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:02, 11 October 2018 (UTC)


Simple English is a language with a site simple. Can create test wiki with code? 15:04, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

No. Simple projects have to be incubated within larger projects, not here. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:11, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Request a test admin for Mon Wikipedia incubator[edit]

Moved to I:A#Htawmonzel (Wp/mnw). StevenJ81 (talk) 20:21, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Block this user[edit]

User talk:Fu'erdai, Here to apologise, please don't block He/she did something like this [1]

Note:’肏你祖宗十八代 屌你老母 富二代’ means ‘the son/daughter of a rich person, (I will) f**k your ancestors and f**k your mother
Please block this user

粵語維基辭典即將啟動!Asdfugil (talk)


03:24, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

The user is already globally blocked, so he can no longer edit pages. --OWTB (talk) 09:53, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
I would also like to request revdel for the above vandalism, if possible. Thanks. --Hello903hello (talk請幫手寫粵維新聞 09:05, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
That one done. Please let me know if the same thing was posted elsewhere. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:24, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Request a test admin for Mon Wikipedia incubator[edit]

Moved to I:A#Aue Nai (Wp/mnw). StevenJ81 (talk) 16:02, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Request for rename the user name[edit]

i would like to request to rename the user name from Venarable ARLAWKA to Ven. ARLAWKA. Ven. ARLAWKA

@Venarable ARLAWKA: You can make username rename request at Special:GlobalRenameRequest. NinjaStrikers «» 09:03, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Page protection request[edit]

Please protect Wp/shn/လူရွှင်တော် page until test project moving to main project. It was repeatedly created with only one image by IP users. The page name was written in Burmese, not Shan. NinjaStrikers «» 04:32, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 10:27, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Help! Seereer[edit]

Hi everyone, can you please help me as per the discussion here by checking whether I have done this properly [2]? As stated in that discussion, new Wiki projects scare the day light out of me. I don't know where to start. That article is about the Seereer people. Also, how do I create other articles in this language in incubator? Thanks. Tamsier (talk) 16:47, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

@Tamsier: Hi. As @Liuxinyu970226 mentioned to you, don't put any other content at the actual page Wp/srr. Name all of your pages starting with the prefix Wp/srr. Otherwise, you're doing fine. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:13, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much @StevenJ81:. I think I'm beginning to get the hang of it. I think. Thanks everyone for their help. Just one thing: I want to translate "category" into Seereer. Where do I go to do this so that the word for category in Seereer is used rather than the English word when adding cats? Tamsier (talk) 20:34, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
In the long run, you will need to translate the MediaWiki interface into Seereer at
  • Go there and create an account. It's not part of WMF wiki farm's SUL, so you'll have to create an account, even if you use the same user name.
  • Then go to translatewiki:Support and request (a) Seereer be activated there (if it's not already), and (b) that you be given Translator rights there.
  • Then start translating: I think that particular one is probably at translatewiki:MediaWiki:Category/srr, if it exists at all.
In the short run, use "Category" in English on Incubator. If and when your project is approved and turned into an independent project, that will come out translated in the independent project automatically. But it gets complicated to try to worry about Category, Template and Module namespaces while your project is here. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:47, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that Steven. Tamsier (talk) 22:30, 12 November 2018 (UTC)