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This is the page to request attention from test administrators, administrators and bureaucrats. Note what they can do.

Administrators can:

  • protect and unprotect pages
  • delete and undelete pages
  • delete images and other uploaded files
  • block and unblock users
  • edit the interface and other protected pages

Test administrators can do the same (expect protecting and unprotecting pages), but only within their tests (therefore they cannot edit the interface).

Bureaucrats can do all the above, as well as:

  • grant administrator/bureaucrat status
  • rename users
  • grant/revoke bot flags

Note: Only Stewards may remove adminship or bureaucratship. If you want this to be done go to Requests for permissions at the Meta-Wiki.

If there is no response, you may wish to try the IRC channel, #wikimedia-incubator.

  • For deletion requests, use I:RFD for test deletions and {{delete}} for speedy deletions.
  • For user rights (admins, test-admins, bots, ...) or renamings, see I:A.

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Creating a previously deleted test[edit]

Hello. Is it possible to create a new Wp test of a language that was created by another user and has previously been deleted? (In this case, Etruscan). Or can it only be created in the Incubator Plus? I see that it was deleted because it had no meaningful content, but shouldn't it have another chance to be in a Wikipedia test again? Best regards, and thank you in advance. --FirePolyglot (talk) 02:11, 16 February 2019 (UTC)FirePolyglot

If it had no meaningful content, there is no reason why it can't be recreated. --MF-W {a, b} 21:44, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
It can be recreated if you wish, and I will edit the info page accordingly. Keep in mind, though, that most projects in historical languages stay in Incubator indefinitely, as historical languages are generally outside of the current guidelines for allowed independent projects. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:00, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

XML Dump[edit]

Would it be possible to get the XML dump and the link files for scientific purposes? — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 141.2.108.253 (discussioncontribs) 16:42, 20 February 2019 (UTC).

Would you mind elaborating? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:53, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Incubator wikis are missing[edit]

Dear all in this list Special:SiteMatrix some incubator wikis are missing, can any body look into this, thanks --RAChitrali 05:52, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
@Rachitrali: Incubator wikis do not show up here. The site matrix only shows independent projects.
For other problems in the site matrix, the place to bring this up is probably m:Wikimedia Forum. Nearly always, problems on pages in the "Special" namespace come from either (1) a problem in the MediaWiki software causing the page to render incorrectly, and/or (2) a problem in the databases that the special pages are calling information from. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:38, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

@StevenJ81: thanks--RAChitrali 04:08, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Two requests[edit]

I would like to point out two issues that needs attention from the admins.

Firstly, Please change the content model of the page Wp/khw/Module:Yesno from Wikitext to Scribunto.
Secondly, please check the page [Community Portal] and check if you can suggest an alternative solution.Adithyak1997 (talk) 17:25, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
User:Adithyak1997: Wouldn't the first page need to be moved to Module:Wp/khw/Yesno in order to function? --MF-W {a, b} 14:07, 22 March 2019 (UTC) - I see it already exists, so can we just delete the first one? --MF-W {a, b} 14:07, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I am sorry. I didn't see that page. So I think the page Wp/khw/Module:Yesno needs to be deleted. I cannot perform that deletion.Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:46, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W {a, b} 14:48, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
What about the second issue?Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:50, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
I have answered there. --MF-W {a, b} 17:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: the requested page has been deleted now, please check. thanks for your contribution.--RAChitrali 08:38, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Image error[edit]

Dear all can anybody fix this [1] error i.e. pages using deprecated image syntax errors? please help, thank you very much --Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 09:22, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

@Hussainalisafdar00: Please check now. Also, please check whether [this] edit was correct. I am very much doubtful about this specific edit. Adithyak1997 (talk) 11:41, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Template Infobox person[edit]

@Mogoeilor: created this template i.e. Template:Wp/khw/Infobox person for khowar Wikipedia, but the particulars in this article [2] not showing properly, I have copied this article from English wiki and translated in khowar but the infobox template is not working, please see and help me. regards --RAChitrali 05:20, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

@Rachitrali: Just check now. I have actually copied all the contents from English wikipedia and replaced each of the values with the Khowar language one. I just removed the caption. Please confirm whether its correct. Adithyak1997 (talk) 15:55, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

@Mogoeilor: @Adithyak1997: this is ok now, thanks --RAChitrali 04:08, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

@Adithyak1997, Rachitrali: I'm glad this is ok now. In the future, please do keep in mind that most people here do not read Khowar. If you ask for help here, please be specific about exactly what is and isn't appearing correctly, because we cannot necessarily tell.
Also, RAChitrali, I would encourage you to read and learn m:Help:Link and m:Help:Interwiki linking. It tends to be easier to see at a glance where a problem is when you use a link that looks like this:
[[Wp/khw/پیر محمد کرم شاہ]] = Wp/khw/پیر محمد کرم شاہ than if you use a link that looks like this:
[https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/khw/پیر_محمد_کرم_شاہ] =
[3], even though the links actually both point to the same place.
Thank you. StevenJ81 (talk) 12:56, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Very large size image[edit]

@Adithyak1997: @StevenJ81: @MF-Warburg: due to recent edit of Mr.@Adithyak1997: the main page of Khowar Wikipedia has been changed, and the size of images in main page has been increased into very very large size, I am unable to reduce the size, please fix the issue here [4]. thanks -- — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rachitrali (discussioncontribs).

@Rachitrali: I have currently deleted that template but I am not satisfied yet. What I think is that it is due to some other template/css code that is leading to such an issue. Adithyak1997 (talk) 15:44, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: @StevenJ81: @MF-Warburg: the deletion of template is not the solution, I am trying myself to solve the issue, thanks --RAChitrali 06:37, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
@StevenJ81:sir @MF-Warburg:sir I am tried my best to fix the issue, but still unable, I want to discuss the above issue with some technical person or Admin, please assign this task to someone who fix the large size image issue--RAChitrali 06:37, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
@Rachitrali: Please send me an email with the screenshot of the image about which you are talking about if you can. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:05, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
First of all, we're not the technical help desk, and do not have either the time nor the power to "assign this task to someone".
That said, my suspicion—and I didn't see the original template—is that the template itself needed to have code to limit the size of the image. If the image as stored in Commons is a large-sized svg image, for example, if the calling template does not limit its size, it's going to come out large. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:16, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: Were you able to identify the image about which Rachitrali is talking about? Adithyak1997 (talk) 17:42, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: Nope. But plenty of images at Commons are (natively) large, so have to be sized when used on a wiki. Consider File:Incubator-logo.svg. Click on that link, and you'll see just how big that image actually is. Then, if a template were simply to deliver that image file using [[File:Incubator-logo.svg]], you'd get something that size on the page. Instead, the template would have to deliver something including an explicit size parameter, like this: [[File:Incubator-logo.svg|50px]], so that you'd get something more manageable, like this: Incubator-logo.svg. That's what I suspect happened. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:56, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: here is the image [Template:Wp/khw/Main page image] --RAChitrali 05:30, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

@Adithyak1997: Yes check.svg Done this is now ok, thanks for fixing this. weldone.--RAChitrali 05:41, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Wiki error[edit]

I am unable to edit Khowar Wiki incubator project on 3rd May, 2019 from Pakistan, please see the error [5] --RAChitrali 05:39, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done the error have been solved, thanks --RAChitrali 05:18, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of a template redirect page[edit]

Please do delete the page Template:Wy/ml/ഫലകം:Email. It has been renamed to a new page but unfortunately I didn't uncheck the option 'Leave a redirect behind'. Please do note the name of template before deleting it. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:59, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 22:00, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Infobox template date of birth error[edit]

Dear all how can I fix this error Wp/khw/پریا رمن? please contact me, thank you very much --Samiullahtorkhowi 07:48, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

To start with, make sure all of the templates you are calling have prefixes, and make sure that the template calls on that page have prefixes, too. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:15, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Samiullahtorkhowi: I have partially fixed that issue by removing the age template. I have tried to solve that but have failed. In order to check whether the issue was due to some translations, I copied the infobox from English wikipedia. So I request you to please add translations if you can as done earlier. @StevenJ81: Related to this, I am facing some issues. Currently, when templates are being created, when I checked the creations done by Rachitrali, what I have observed is that he is creating 2 templates of same data, one with uppercase and other with lowercase. Here, I am referring to the template name here. So, I would like to know whether this method of creating 2 templates for same purpose needs to be followed or whether all the templates needs to be made as starting with uppercase or not? Adithyak1997 (talk) 16:00, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Adithyak1997: As long as the project is in Incubator, you need a separate way to handle the first letter of the template name (after the prefixes) depending on whether it is uppercase or lowercase. If the project becomes its own subdomain, that problem will go away, because all pages start with uppercase, but template calls in lowercase work anyway. (Wiktionaries are different, but I won't address that here.) There are two solutions in the meantime, and you should probably do both:
  • Preferred. Try to make all template calls uppercase if you can. That's just good coding practice. Still, you're not writing all pages, and if someone else doesn't do that there is still a problem.
  • Additionally: Simply turn all the lower-case template pages into redirects to the corresponding uppercase template page. The template call will respect a redirect to a different template. This way, you don't need duplicate templates, but still take care of sloppy template calls by others. If the project becomes its own subdomain, you can delete the redirects. (You should probably "noinclude" a categorization of something like "Category:Wp/khw/Lower-case template redirects" on them, so you can easily find them to delete them before the project is exported.)
Example: See Wp/qdp/Sandbox. ("qdp" isn't a real language code, it's a place that I do examples and testing.) The top of the collapse box [intentionally] calls {{Wp/qdp/collapse top}}, which you will find is nothing more than a redirect to {{Wp/qdp/Collapse top}}. The bottom of the collapse box directly calls {{Wp/qdp/Collapse bottom}}.
Hope that helps. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:48, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks --Samiullahtorkhowi 06:03, 16 May 2019 (UTC)