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Template Error

I request one of the expert admin to fix this main page template error Wp/scl/draft I have created a test wiki in Shina Language of Pakistan but during the translation from Urdu to Shina an error occurred, I am unable to fit this, please to fix this error. Regards --RAChitrali 05:26, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
@RAChitrali: Now, fixed. :) NinjaStrikers «» 06:45, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


Please change Page content model of Module:Wp/mnw/Location map/data/Thailand to Scribunto from wikitext. Thanks. NinjaStrikers «» 14:08, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 14:37, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I would like to request for the following pages to be moved to MediaWiki namespace and change page content model to "CSS". Thanks again.

- NinjaStrikers «» 16:02, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Sorry for the delay; I've been busy IRL. FWIW, I assumed that in the first case, you really wanted the page content model to be "JavaScript", and acted accordingly. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:28, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Creating a previously deleted test

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

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

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

Incubator wikis are missing

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

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

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

@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:
[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

@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

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

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

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)

Islamic Month

Hi all can anybody fix this error in Islamic month template? Template:Wp/khw/اسلامی_مس --Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 06:39, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@Hussainalisafdar00: Was this copied from some other wikis? If yes, please provide the link to that page. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:15, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997:Copied from Urdu Wiki [6]--Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 04:22, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

I need quiet some time. Adithyak1997 (talk) 04:25, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@Hussainalisafdar00: Please check now. I don't know Urdu as well as Khowar. So, sorry if the texts given are wrong. Adithyak1997 (talk) 15:18, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: the arrow keys are not working, please enable the arrow keys. thanks --Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 06:20, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Script error

What is script error, how to fix thisTemplate:Wp/khw/ubl ? please guide me. thank you--Uzairahmad142 (talk) 06:43, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Uzairahmad142: Please check now. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:58, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: thanks you very much --Uzairahmad142 (talk) 05:08, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done thanks --Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 06:10, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Infobox Country

The template of Infobox country in this article Wp/khw/ترکمانستان has been hidden, please enable this template, thanks --RAChitrali 05:18, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
@Rachitrali: If you can, just translate the names of parameters into English. Note:Only parameter names. Nothing needs to be changed for the values of the parameter. Adithyak1997 (talk) 15:47, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: please fix the infobox, thanks --RAChitrali 04:54, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
@Rachitrali: Please check now. Adithyak1997 (talk) 15:35, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

LTA Sock

Could someone please block User:Dan689 2 as a sock of User:John574 and of w:WP:LTA/DENVER? Please make sure that TPA is revoked per w:WP:DENY. --IanDBeacon (talk) 20:27, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Already globally locked. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:14, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

User talk:IanDBeacon

Hi. Consider semi-protect User talk:IanDBeacon due to ongoing vandalism. -- Tegel (talk) 14:08, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done See also here. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:16, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Image resizing

Hi all, can anybody fix these very large size images into small size as per requirement of Template in this template Template:Wp/khw/صحابہ_کرامان_فہرست thank you very much --Samiullahtorkhowi 05:59, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

@Samiullahtorkhowi: I need some help from you. Firstly, I would like to inform you that I do not know to read Khowar language. I used to use Google translate for the same. I would like to know whether the templates Template:Wp/khw/صحابہ کرامان فہرست and Template:Wp/khw/صحابہ are created for the same purpose. If they are for the same reason, please suggest me the one that needs to be deleted. Secondly, I have partially solved the issue stated by you here. The problem was that the dimension for the image size 'px' wasn't added to the image and also the word 'پک|ربط' needs to be replaced by 'caption'. Currently, the problem is that one of the images is not displaying due to the edit done by me. So my suggestion is to just read the lines that contains the images and check if they are in the format [[File:filename|100px|caption=text]] where filename and text changes for each file. Adithyak1997 (talk) 16:49, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Vxwbvshgsb, je suis un homme de sujets de discussion, la vie est belle et bien d'autres choses à faire, mais aussi de faire une petite annonce dans le monde, je suis un homme de sujets de discussion, la vie est belle et grève. Je suis une jeune femme, et que vous allez devoir te laisser, la vie est lié au nombre de paragraphes ne peuvent pas être traités. Et toi. Et toi, et que vous allez devoir indiquer quelques données complémentaires, je suis y a un peu plus de sujets relatifs à la tête de liste de toutes les informations nécessaires.

@Adithyak1997: thanks for fixing the issue, please delete one. In which language this is written? --Samiullahtorkhowi 08:41, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
@Samiullahtorkhowi: Do you mean the statement that is being posted just above yours comment? I have deleted one of the templates. Adithyak1997 (talk) 13:24, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Month in date of birth has been hidden

The month in date of birth in this article Infobox template Wp/khw/ریاض الدین (امپائر) has been hiddren and the second template in the infobox is not working properly, can any wikipedian or admin staff fix this issue or help me to fix this permannantly? -- Noorwalijan86 (talk) 08:02, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

can anybody fix the error in this article? Wp/khw/ہاشمی شاہی سلسلہ--Noorwalijan86 (talk) 08:29, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Fixed the second template. NinjaStrikers «» 11:09, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Family Tree Template

I am facing difficulties while creating family tree template in this template Template:Wp/khw/بھارتو_نسلی_گروہ please fix the issue. thanks --RAChitrali 07:36, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Contributions by Anonymous users

@Adithyak1997: Your kind attention is drawn that User:(Anonymous) is regularly contributing in Khowar Wikipedia but their contributions are not shown in incubator. every month they contribute in khowar Wikipedia and creating more than 10 articles, but in this link their contributions shows [7] please check and discuss the issue with administrators. thanks --RAChitrali 05:50, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

@Adithyak1997, Rachitrali: By design, anonymous (IP) contributors are not counted toward activity requirements on tests. There are a couple of reasons for this. Briefly,
  • One cannot necessarily tell (from Catanalysis) whether this "(Anonymous)" is one user or more than one.
  • The purpose of the activity requirement is to show LangCom that there will be people on hand to continue to manage the project if and when approved. Pretty much by definition, this requires users to be registered. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:01, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
@StevenJ81: thanks got your point--RAChitrali 05:18, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Notice to bureaucrats and administrators

Test-admin status of User:Андрей Саг. has been suspended. I have tried to tell him that he cannot delete redirects until fixing incoming links, and he continues to ignore me and to revert my page restorations. Please see associated talk page.

@Comp1089:: He's basically a Russian speaker, and it is possible that I'm not appropriately getting this point through to him. Would you mind trying to contact him, please? I will restore the rights for the balance of the approved term if (a) you are satisfied he understands, and (b) he fixes these incoming links before deleting redirects. (And please remind him that leaving redirects like that alone—not deleting them—is a legitimate way to simplify issues if he doesn't want to fix all the incoming links—even if the name is in the wrong language.) StevenJ81 (talk) 15:31, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Everything has been resolved, and user's rights were restored. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:32, 24 July 2019 (UTC)


Block this ip he's vandalizing my talk page (talk) 19:30, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Only one edit, reversed. We'll keep an eye on it. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:42, 20 August 2019 (UTC)


Hello! administrators please check the content of MediaWiki:Wp/khw/Common.js with User:Hussainalisafdar00/khw/common.js. the khowar community are facing overlapping caption of show/hide on Collapsible options. Thanks--Hussainalisafdar00 (talk) 10:06, 3 September 2019 (UTC)

@Rachitrali: Was the code present in the page Mediawiki:Wp/khw/Commons.js copied from some other Incubator wikis? If yes, please do mention that link. Adithyak1997 (talk) 18:26, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Notice to bureaucrats and administrators (16 Oct)

I want to make everyone aware that @User:Random Wikimedian has been blocked a couple of times recently for creating excessive, unnecessary infrastructure in languages that s/he does not speak and does not intend to create content for. During the second block, I told this user that once the block expired, I was imposing a "topic block" (if you will) on the creation and editing of new info pages. (See User talk:Random Wikimedian#Info pages.) I want to make you all aware of this, because if this user creates or modifies info pages, the user is in violation of the topic block. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:00, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Template:Test wiki/core

Could an administrator please change this line:

* {{#ifeq:{{{status|}}}|approved|{{#ifexist:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]]|}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]]}}


* {{#ifeq:{{{status|}}}|approved|{{#ifexist:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]]|}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]] ([[Special:RandomInCategory/{{PAGENAME}}|random page]])}}

Thanks. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:05, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, but modified, as
{{#ifeq:{{{status|}}}|approved|{{#ifexist:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|[[:Category:{{PAGENAME}}|Main category]] ([[Special:RandomInCategory/{{PAGENAME}}|random page]])|}}}}
because if the category page is gone, in principle every other page is gone, too, so neither the category link nor the random page link is needed. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:04, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Mass delete the userpages created recently

Long-term abuse is comming (special:contribs/‎Өөрд Хальмг 44, special:contribs/‎Өөрд Хальмг 45) and please special:nuke their recent creations. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 07:34, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

This user has been yet blocked. Axel xadolik (talk) 08:16, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Also special:contribs/Өөрд Хальмг 48, special:contribs/Өөрд Хальмг 47 and special:contribs/Өөрд Хальмг 46. NinjaStrikers «» 09:05, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 14:28, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
The count has been risen to 55 lol. I suggest an AF preventing new users create/edit other's user pages, like en:Special:AbuseFilter/803. --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 03:29, 1 November 2019 (UTC)

Usage of foul language

Please confirm whether this edit leads to any violation of Wikimedia Foundation rules or not. I mean something related to verbal abuse. Adithyak1997 (talk) 21:06, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

This user has been globally locked. StevenJ81 (talk) 23:20, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Edit war on this page

I have said above that I would look into this...if people stop spamming this project. I think this is pretty reasonable on my part, since I have been led to believe that this involves banned users. If anyone really wants me to address this, then stop spamming. I have left a conversation here, and I will follow up. But if you don't stop, I will just walk away. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:49, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

I have had enough of this. I offered to look into this, and the thanks I got was to be threatened and abused. Sorry. We're finished with this. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:02, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

A low priority request

Please check this user contribution page of a user with an IP. In that page, you will be able to identify that there is a box under the user contributions starting with 'This is the contributions page for an IP user'. Among them, when I clicked the options Whois, Traceroute, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, it showed errors ie. those links didn't go to the expected target. So I guess those needs to be targeted to the correct destinations. This comes under low priority from my side because it is not used by many users and if many were using, this would have been reported early. This was posted here since it cannot be solved easily by normal users. Adithyak1997 (talk) 19:32, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Whois worked OK for me, the others not. I'll look into it. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:18, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Sorry. Whois worked for me too. Adithyak1997 (talk) 14:20, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
I fixed the whois link at Template:Anontools two days ago. That's why whois is now working. NinjaStrikers «» 14:57, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks. Do we need all the rest? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:59, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
If this question is to me, sorry I don't have an opinion. Adithyak1997 (talk) 10:43, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

IP Sock disruption/WMFOffice privacy violations reports

Hello admins, there are some IP socks disrupting my talk page here. Would you please review/block/etc. Also, would you please temporarily semi-protect my talk page? Best regards, Xaosflux (talk) 20:50, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 20:31, 20 November 2019 (UTC)


What do we do about contributors like Special:Contributions/AKIA AYAK? They clearly do not understand the purpose of the incubating languages, as they create English language pages about their culture/environment. 19:10, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

This user has not been active for two years. Don't worry about it. StevenJ81 (talk) 20:24, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
Why is this innocent user globally blocked since nothing bad originated from him?

Change content model

Please change the content model of the page Module:Wp/anp/Citation/CS1/styles.css from Scribunto to Sanitized CSS Adithyak1997 (talk) 10:47, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

  • I get an error message when I try to do that: Unexpected end of stylesheet in rule at line 3 character 5. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:10, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
I actually don't know how to solve it because I haven't tried it yet. Please check this link. I hope it helps. Adithyak1997 (talk) 04:19, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
I'm thinking that the page is insufficiently developed to be given the "Sanitized CSS" content model. Try writing out more of the style sheet, and then we'll try again. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:50, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Protect my talk page

My talk page is being vandalized by GRP and other LTAs. Please semi-protect it for either indefinitely or for long time. I don't want anymore harrasment. Ping @StevenJ81. Masumrezarock100 (talk) 23:36, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done StevenJ81 (talk) 12:46, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Assistance needed

Hello! On the Ghotuo test wiki, I have created 2 subcategories, but they mysteriously have double prefixes. Could you assist me in cleaning up their names? (also, I have posted a question about references on the community portal) Thanks for the assistance, GhotuoIncubator (talk) 22:16, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done NinjaStrikers «» 15:29, 20 December 2019 (UTC)
@Ninjastrikers: Thanks! Now my wiki is much cleaner. GhotuoIncubator (talk) 11:51, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

reporting unproper behavior

Please do something: ‎* :

Requests for test Adminship

Hola, requesting wp/bbc for test wiki adminship rights.

Thanks; RenolSimanjuntak (talk) 07:41, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi, @RenolSimanjuntak: If you would like to request for test admin-ship for your test project, please make a request at I:RFTA. Thanks. NinjaStrikers «» 15:09, 12 January 2020 (UTC)


Hello, I am a test administrator at Wp/ary. I want to add some settings to MediaWiki:Wp/ary/Common.css; I imported hlist & Navbox classes for Template:Wp/ary/Navbox from enwiki. Can someone please with the right permissions add the lines to Wp/ary's global CSS so that everybody can see the Navboxes as supposed to be shown. Thank you in advance.--SADIQUI (talk) 20:09, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Hello. What is supposed to be added? --MF-W {a, b} 15:29, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
@MF-W, I forget it. It's supposed to add my personal CSS to the current one at MediaWiki:Wp/ary/Common.css (without deleting the existing settinges). Thank you.--SADIQUI (talk) 19:03, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
User:SADIQUI: I replaced it now as there were items that were in both pages. Correct? --MF-W {a, b} 16:37, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
@MF-W, you had to add the content not to replace it. Please see Template:Wp/ary/Infobox person it doesn'tt work any more. If you want me to make a new CSS please let me know.--SADIQUI (talk) 18:54, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
What about now? --MF-W {a, b} 19:09, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
It works.--SADIQUI (talk) 11:38, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Abusefilters for archives

I see that you have a happy vandal stomping in your archive pages. We have a couple of filters at meta that could be migrated and adapted to your needs. Billinghurst (talk) 11:00, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Incubator:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive/2019-

Kindly block the IP vandalising the page. Thank you. Minorax (talk) 02:03, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Protected for 2 weeks. NinjaStrikers «» 02:34, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

@Minorax: @Ninjastrikers: for checking this--RAChitrali 03:31, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Increased protection level and duration. NinjaStrikers «» 13:51, 18 February 2020 (UTC)
Whole bunch of the same mess posted to Incubator talk:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive/2019- by the user using multiple IPs. The content is also being sent out by email, I got one from User:Tortillaparty2‬. --Yair rand (talk) 02:46, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
And I just got an alert about multiple failed login attempts from an unknown device, via Incubator. Presumably the same guy.
Somebody should probably go through the various proxies by this individual and lock them all. Some relevant IPs not yet locked include,,,,, ‎,,,,,,, Most of the others were locked by User:Bsadowski1. --Yair rand (talk) 22:15, 20 February 2020 (UTC)
that is nothing, blocking is useless, they have access to any ip they like, they can usurp wmf ip too!. 21:47, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
That's it. They got botnet access, so blocking a few IPs is useless. --Achim55 (talk) 21:55, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
It does slow him down though. We have to do it on other wikis. It is why he is targeting you all now more likely. -Djsasso (talk) 23:18, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Should probably semi-protect this page as well temporarily. -Djsasso (talk) 23:40, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
There is no slow-down: 15 different IPs during 1 hour. --Achim55 (talk) 15:42, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Vandalism continues on this page. Please do something. Thanks. --Turkmen talk 00:21, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Vandalism is not when one wants to speak his/her mind since November but I'd volunteer to intermediate between all the parties involved.Cleanupteam (talk) 21:58, 18 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello. The vandalism of GRP continued today, and I temporarily semi-protected User talk:StevenJ8 for a day. I did not find a local admin that I could contact at the time, so I took a temporary measure. I would like to ask for your generous understanding. And please review the action again and let me know. Thank you. --Sotiale (talk) 23:16, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks! I've extended it to a week. Ebe123 (Talkabout it|contribs) 19:50, 10 March 2020 (UTC)

Using MediaWiki API

Hello everyone, I am contributing to Wt/lzz, I created all of my articles in my computer as text files and add them into Wt/lzz with a script via MediaWiki API. @Axel xadolik said it might be prohibited and I need a bot account. But for my opinion, it's very different from a bot, bot works unattended through an algorithm and I only add pages with a script. I'm asking you about this, am I needed to use a bot account or this is ok? Sincerely, --Magurale (talk) 04:50, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

User:Magurale: I am replying a bit late, but if you don't overdo this, there should be no problem. --MF-W {a, b} 20:01, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Marking for translation

Can a translation admin please go through and re-mark the following pages for translation:

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 04:36, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 14:31, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Will not let me make Wp/sencilloes

I need help please it keeps on showing a message/error saying it has an invalid prefix though it actually does not. I tried to make Wp/sencilloes (SimpleSpanish). Thank you. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arthurfan828 (discussioncontribs) 13:08, 6 April 2020 (UTC).

Hello. This is working as intended. You need a valid code for the language, which "sencilloes" is not. --MF-W {a, b} 20:01, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Uyghur Latin Wikibooks

Hello! Please give me the necessary permissions to create the Uyghur Latin wikipedia page. I am a strict Wikipedia follower. And I want to contribute on behalf of Uyghur Latin. Thanks now :) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Keimain11 (discussioncontribs) 07:51, 16 April 2020 (UTC).

Hi user:Keimain11, you can do so at wb/ug. --MF-W {a, b} 13:07, 22 April 2020 (UTC)


Sorry.I can't speak English. Would you block this user?This user is trollingSpecial:Contributions/Tnnv.-- Object*tofu (Benutzer / erzählen) 10:35, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Already globally locked. --MF-W {a, b} 13:37, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
Thankyou!-- Object*tofu (Benutzer / erzählen) 08:59, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

pages nuke request made by LTA

Hello. All of his edits have been reverted, but the page deletion must be done by Incubator admin, so please delete the pages created by the user below.

All accounts are locked. Thank you! --Sotiale (talk) 12:03, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

@Sotiale: Thank you very much. But I think Special:Contributions/BTKRS is not locked... --Atmark-chan <T/C> 12:19, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
@Atmark-chan: Oh my.. it is locked right away. Thank you! --Sotiale (talk) 12:22, 9 June 2020 (UTC)
@Sotiale: Thank you very much! --Atmark-chan <T/C> 12:27, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Nuked all. Thanks for the note! --MF-W {a, b} 13:37, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

New LitTerA-te emergency: Special:Contributions/Kypioys_dx Special:Contributions/Kypioys_sx

RV/V done by me:

Please block an LTA account

Please block an LTA account, Special:Contribs/アノレクト一ノレ. It is one of w:ja:LTA:NDBTK... --Atmark-chan <T/C> 14:47, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

The account is global locked by Sotiale. Thank you! --Atmark-chan <T/C> 02:07, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Blocked WikiDayer as LTA:NDBTK.--Tmv (talk|Contributions) 11:36, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Edit request

Can an admin please create Template:Category? I'd like to make a helper template that converts a normal category name into the prefixed one. I cannot create it because of the title blacklist, but should be able to edit it once its created.

Example: on Wt/pms/sbajé, using {{category|Verb}} would work the same as using [[Category:Wt/pms/Verb|Sbaje]].

This should make it easier for contributors. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 07:40, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

This would also make the cleanup after importing easier DannyS712 (talk) 07:48, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
I'm not sure this would be too helpful. Using a template for a category does not seem inherently easier than using a category for a category, albeit with a prefix. It also would not make it easier for the import, as removing a prefix is easier than changing a template to a category. --MF-W {a, b} 12:25, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
I mean that initially after an import the template can be updated to add the category without a prefix, and thus until all of the categorizations are updated they still show the correct category. Just a thought DannyS712 (talk) 19:57, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Templates not working

Dear Sirs!

Ӏ have no idea if this is the correct forum for my question. Ӏf not, couӀd you pӀease direct me to the appropriate one.

Ӏ am working on creating a Kabardino-Cherkess version of the Wiktionary on your Ӏncubator: Wt/kbd... Two days ago, aӀӀ my tempӀates were bӀocked. Ӏ can neither edit nor add them. AӀӀ Ӏ get is the message: tempӀates must have prefix Wt/kbd/TempӀate:... Up to now, aӀӀ my tempӀates were simpӀy TempӀate:... AӀӀ my existing entries (more than 1000) continue working, but Ӏ cannot edit the tempӀates in them. What do you recommend that Ӏ do?

AӀso, how does the tempӀate incӀusion instruction Template:... work with a prefix???

Best regards, RHDKabardian — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rhdkabardian (discussioncontribs).

@Rhdkabardian: Can you specify a template in which you are not able to edit? Adithyak1997 (talk) 10:58, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: Let's take the first one: TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ. This is the HEADER for aӀӀ entries. Ӏt is viewabӀe in aӀӀ entries, but can't be edited or changed.
@Adithyak1997: When Ӏ enter "TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ", Ӏ get the foӀӀowing two messages:

Showing results for template:wp kbd псалъащхьэ. No results found for TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ. You searched for "TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ". You can create a page in your wiki at Wt/kbd/TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ! Before, the message: You can create a page in your wiki at Wt/kbd/TempӀate..." message aӀways read "TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ" without the prefix. Note: Ӏ can see your <TESTӀNG> message, but onӀy when Ӏ open it though the New Edits screen on the right of the home page. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rhdkabardian (discussioncontribs).

@Rhdkabardian: I am not sure, I think there is a bug in the search page ie. the statement needs to show the message ' You can create a page in your wiki at TempӀate:Wp/khw/adasdas!' instead of ' You can create a page in your wiki at Wp/khw/TempӀate:Wp/khw/adasdas'. A prefix issue exist there I guess. Adithyak1997 (talk) 16:27, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: ApparentӀy a change was made within the Ӏast two days. What can be done about it???!!! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rhdkabardian (discussioncontribs).
Any link about where such an edit has been made? (Please note: After posting your reply, before pressing 'Publish changes...' button, please add ~~~~ at the end of your reply. Adithyak1997 (talk) 16:49, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
@Adithyak1997: UnfortunateӀy, none whatsoever. Ӏt mereӀy started happening 2 days ago. Ӏt apparentӀy happened about 17:00 on the August 14th.Rhdkabardian (talk) 17:56, 16 July 2020 (UTC)Adithyak1997 (talk) 17:51, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Then it will have to be resolved from the part of admins (Please note: nowiki tags are not required. You just need to insert 4 tildes). Adithyak1997 (talk) 17:51, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi! This seems to be a problem with out title blacklist, which is set up in a way which should prevent unprefixed pages from being created. Templates should indeed be put unter Template:Wt/kbd/Name. As you can see, the blacklist has not yet been changed in this year at all, so it's a bit strange what is causing this problem. Are you unable to edit existing pages like Template:Wt/kbd/къызэгъэдзэкӏа? Or are you only prevented from creating new ones? To me, it shows that TempӀate:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ would be caught by the blacklist, while Template:Wt/kbd/къызэг would not be. So I'm not exactly sure yet what is causing it (at first I thought there could be a problem with lowercase or cyrillic letters). --MF-W {a, b} 01:16, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

User:Danny B., can you check the titleblacklist regex? --MF-W {a, b} 01:17, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Please try setting a wiki as your homewiki and try searching a non existent template. Eg: Wt/kbd/gjjbj. Then, just under the search box, it asks me to create a page Wt/kbd/Template:At/kbd/gjjbj ie. prefix not showing correctly. Please check if you can reproduce the same. Adithyak1997 (talk) 04:45, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

The cause of the problem is typo in TempӀate (uppercase palochka) instead of correct Template (lowercase L). (Cf. all Rhdkabardian's posts in this thread displayed in monospace font.)
Danny B. 11:07, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

@Adithyak1997: :@MF-Warburg:1) Ӏ was abӀe to edit ANY of my tempӀates untiӀ the 14th of JuӀy, when suddenӀy the prefix Wt/kbd/TempӀate started being added to ALL EDӀT OR CREATӀON REQUESTS.
2) Ӏ am unabӀe to edit Template:Wt/kbd/къызэгъэдзэкӏа from the Search Window. Ӏ can, however, edit it from the Recent Edits Ӏist, where it is stiӀӀ recent. TempӀates not in the recent edits Ӏist are compӀeteӀy bӀocked. UnfortuneӀy, aӀӀ of my most important tempӀates are aӀready off the Ӏist because there are aӀmost 2000 edits, and the list is limited to 1000.
3) Ӏt's not a CyriӀӀic case probӀem. Before, Ӏ was abӀe to use both upper and Ӏower case Ӏetters in names without a probӀem. However, the system does have a habit of automaticaӀӀy making Ӏower case CyriӀӀic Ӏetters uppercase in certain situations. This sometimes resuӀts in my misnaming fiӀes. There is aӀso a probӀem with PaӀochka ("Ӏ").
4) “tempӀate:wp kbd” appears in the search result string rather than “tempӀate:wt kbd”. For some reason WT is being replaced by WP.
5) DANNY B: There is NO MӀSPELLӀNG of TempӀate. Ӏt is mereӀy the font in this forum that has a probӀem. There is NO PROBLEM when Ӏ enter "TEMPLATE" into the search window.
6) Adithyak1997: How were you able to access Template:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ? I am totally blocked.Rhdkabardian (talk) 16:29, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes, there is some problem with the Paloshka. When you look at your comment, it is everywhere where there should be a Latin lowercase L ("CyriӀӀic", "resuӀts "). Maybe it is some issue with your keyboard. Template:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ works fine, as it has an L. --MF-W {a, b} 16:52, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:Ӏt's mereLy an issue of this font on this specific forum. Everywhere eLse, the L dispӀays correctLy. My keyboard generates aLL codes correctLy. When Ӏ change the font, the "L" dispLays correctLy. This has NOTHӀNG to do with PaLochka. Ӏ'm writing capitaL Ls on purpose.Rhdkabardian (talk) 17:03, 17 July 2020 (UTC)
Now you are doing that indeed. In previous posts there are Ӏ's, however. --MF-W {a, b} 17:38, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

@MF-Warburg: Palochka is indeed a problem in Kabardian. Historically, it is explained as the capital Latin letter "I" added to certain letters to indicate a glottal stop. However, since it exists on no standard Cyrillic keyboard, people are forced to enter it in any way they can. Some use the digit "1", others shift keyboards and use the capital Latin letter "I", while still other use the logical OR symbol "|". I redefine a key on my PC keyboard in Cyrillic shift as Palochka. None of these ways is convienient. Standard printed texts (such as school textbooks) usually make no distinction between capital and small palochka. Standard software packages such as ABBYY FIneReader use the correct Cyrillic codes U04C0 (capital) and U04CF (small) (decimal 1216 and 1231 respectively). Searching the Internet for a word requires multiple searches, since there is no standard spelling of Palochka and any (and indeed all) of them may occur. The .ToLower and .ToUpper functions in Visual Basic, for example, also result in the correct Unicode values. In my work on Википсалъалъэ, I have tried to use primarily miniscule letters and the code U04CF. However, it is difficult to visually control consistency since, in most cases, there is no visible difference in how the different values display. As Википсалъалъэ currently provides no means of entering palochka from the keyboard in a consistent fashion, the only convenient way to find a word containing palochka is by using the full headword search list on the right of the homepage screen, or through the A Tergo dictionary list in one of the Appendices. The search box can be relied on to work correctly and consistently only with words without palochka. I rather suspect that the historical explanation of Palochka (little stick) is not totally correct. Since the letter designates a glottal stop, and the Arabic letter that usually carries the glottal stop is Alif (ا), this origin seems more likely to me. But for religious and ideological reasons, this was probably politically unacceptable in the USSR.))Rhdkabardian (talk) 18:27, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

@Adithyak1997: Ӏ am still unable to access Template:Wt/kbd/псалъащхьэ or any other templates older than 1000 edits. Has work on this stopped because of Danny B's "solution"? My work is frozen and Ӏ am unable to continue... The solution probably has something to do with the apparence of WP rather than WT in the inquiry response string... Before, it was always WT... HELP!Rhdkabardian (talk) 05:31, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

@MF-Warburg: :@Adithyak1997: My apologies to DANNY B. All I have to do to get my Templates is enter the word TEMPLATE all in caps. When I enter it in small letters, it is generating a small palochka. l is generating a capital palochka... Now I have to resolve the problem: what happened to my system to cause this misterious change? Thank you for your support and help! It apparently affects my capital I and small l... @MF-Warburg: :@Adithyak1997: I have solved the problem. The author of the Kabardian Wikipedia (or somebody) apparently privided a facility for entering "Palochkas". When entering a word in the search box, a small keyboard appears below. If you press on it, it offers the option "Palochka". Two days ago, I pressed this key as an experiment to see what would happen. I was expecting it to insert a polochki on the search entry line. I saw no change at the time and decided it didn't work... However, from that moment, everything "stopped working." It apparently converts all small Latin Ls to small palochkas, and all Latin capital Is to big palochkas. It remains in effect on Wikipedia and Wiktionary until it is explicity turned off using the same keyboard option. I have just turned it off and now everthing has gone back to normal. I have been unable to find any documentation, but I will try experimenting with it. It looks like it could be useful when using Wiktionary, provided the codes are correct... It should be documented!)) I have ckecked. Both Chapital I and small L generate capital palochka, U04C0...Rhdkabardian (talk) 14:43, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Protect an article

Can someone please protect wp/cnr/Moj mali poni: Prijateljstvo je magija so only registered users can edit it? It keeps getting vandalized by a homophobic IP address. Imjusttherediting (talk) 13:16, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

For now I have blocked the IP. I will watch the page and protect it, if necessary. --MF-W {a, b} 14:54, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
[8] Again the same. That IP often threats with the murder or raping (mostly homosexual rape). On we have problems with him since May of 2019. That IP maniac also hounds his targets across wikis, by editing the pages his targets edited or their usertalkpages. Especially he focuses on those that remove his vandalisms. Kubura (talk) 19:44, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
Protected and blocked. --MF-W {a, b} 22:48, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Unable to create British English Wikipedia

Hi, and I am trying to make a British English Wikipedia, but at the main page (Wp/en-gb/Main Page), it says that "You're trying to create a page with an incorrect title". Is there anything anybody could do? Eshaan011 (talk 11:43, 24 August 2020 (EST)

No, such a project is not in scope of Incubator. Variants such as "British English" or "American English" are all welcome on en.wikipedia and there is no need to create new projects. --MF-W {a, b} 15:54, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Changing Notice

Hello everyone. I have changed my internationalisation language to Bengali recently. As a result I see this following notice, whenever I open any of the ongoing projects: "আপনি যদি এই ভাষা জানেন, আপনাকে অবদান রাখতে উত্সাহিত করা হচ্ছে!" ("If you know this language, you are encouraged to contribute!") Here, "উত্সাহিত" (encouraged) is spelt wrongly. It would be "উৎসাহিত". How can I change it? আদিভাই (Adibhai) (talk) 09:13, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

You can do so at translatewiki:MediaWiki:Wminc-infopage-contribute/bn. --MF-W {a, b} 11:32, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: Thank you. :) -- Adibhai • আদিভাই (Talk • আলোচনা) 11:43, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I cannot edit that page somehow. Can you please change "উত্সাহিত" to "উৎসাহিত"? -- Adibhai • আদিভাই (Talk • আলোচনা) 11:48, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
You probably don't have translator permissions in translatewiki. It's better for you to apply for that if you're thinking to make continuous changes in locales.--evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 11:50, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
You can register as a translator there, then you will be able to. --MF-W {a, b} 12:55, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Do you mean I have to open a new account, just like I did here, on Wikimedia? -- Adibhai • আদিভাই (Talk • আলোচনা) 13:13, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Yes, see the Main Page. --MF-W {a, b} 13:18, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Simple English Wikivoyage

Can you please enable Wn/simple and Wy/simple for editing? It says that it is unprefixed, but simple is technically Simple English Wikipedia. Please enable it for me, thank you. --Gioguch (talk) 00:10, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

New simple English projects will not be created. See, eg, m:Requests for new languages/Wikinews Simple English regarding rejection of Simple English Wikinews. I don't think working on such a project here would be beneficial DannyS712 (talk) 03:19, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Shawiya Wikipedia

This is just a question out of curiosity, but I was wondering if I could ask here. To my knowledge, Wikipedia is the first project to be created. Also, a language would develop Wikipedia first before developing any other projects. This is not a rule, but makes a lot of sense and is most common. Looking at Special:SiteMatrix, there are some languages that don't have Wikipedia, but many are just wrong or are aliases. For example, in the yue row, Wiktionary exists but not Wikipedia. Not that a Cantonese Wikipedia doesn't exist, but it uses zh-yue instead. That does not count. But Shawiya seemed to develop Wiktionary first before Wikipedia, and it's the only language that doesn't have a Wikipedia, but has a different project. I have checked and w:shy: redirects to Wp/shy, but wikt:shy: does not. Feel free to click on the links to see for yourself. This is not usual and I'm curious, why was it this way? --AJ 😃 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 04:29, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

I don't know. You could try asking the people who are active over there. --MF-W {a, b} 12:48, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I don't speak Shawiya, and there is no help desk there. Are there any other suggestions? There are also no sysops there, other than User:Filtre anti-abus, which I'm pretty sure means "Anti-abuse filter." --AJ 😃 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 16:30, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
shy:wikt:User:Great11 is the most active user there, so maybe he knows. --MF-W {a, b} 18:31, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Marking for translation

On Incubator:IP block exemption two section headings are not marked for translation. - Xbspiro (talk) 03:43, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

Fixed. --MF-W {a, b} 16:47, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. There is one on Incubator:Oversight too. - Xbspiro (talk) 07:03, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Also added. --MF-W {a, b} 13:20, 1 December 2020 (UTC)


What is Message documentation? Also, why is qqq the code for it? --AJ 😃 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:51, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

en:ISO_639-3#Special_codes. It's used in the Translate extension. Also, none of this is related to the administrators' noticeboard. --MF-W {a, b} 00:08, 1 December 2020 (UTC)


Hello. Could you take a look at Special:Contributions/NJ600 and nuke them? Seems to be gibberish. Contribs elsewhere were deleted. Thanks! —Hasley (talk) 21:53, 21 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, deleted and blocked. --MF-W {a, b} 23:26, 21 December 2020 (UTC)


User:Sebutei is actively proposing deletions of articles at Rejang Wikipedia providing "No meaningful content or history" as their reason. Could someone review it? Thanks. David Wadie Fisher-Freberg (talk) 16:28, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

I already asked him on his talk page 2 weeks ago but received no answer. I will ask again. --MF-W {a, b} 16:33, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Also, I reverted the requests. --MF-W {a, b} 16:35, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I am not sure they are acting in good faith. Seems to be another Relly Komaruzaman (already globally locked) sock. dwf² (talk) 16:36, 30 December 2020 (UTC)