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Thank you VERY MUCH to help translating! :-) SPQRobin 12:18, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

you're welcome! :-) MF-Warburg 12:26, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply
And, what do you think about that system? Is it user-friendly? SPQRobin 12:53, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply
yes, but editing looks a bit curious at te first time (you see |eng, |fra , |deu etc.), but it's userfriendly. MF-Warburg 12:59, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

[1] - That was when we didn't know we could edit the import file. Now it is possible to import the main page :-) SPQRobin 21:02, 30 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

I have made you sysop. This is easier for you. SPQRobin 12:13, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you :-) MF-Warburg 12:14, 31 July 2007 (UTC)Reply


I am the user who asked you how he could make a test project for the greek wikiversity I would like to thank you again and show you the category click here

I saw it yesterday. Looks nice. MF-Warburg 11:29, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Would you like to help me and another guy to create a greek Wikiversity with your experience?

ok, why not, but I dont know Greek and you need 10 editors. Which user are you in wikiversity? MF-Warburg 12:17, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

With you we are 4 I am Diaza in Wikiversity beta. You can give us advice in order to make a successful project. Can you find somebody else to help thanks. Also please put your name in Users interested in forming a Community here Contact with me at my account on Wikiversity beta. Look at User:Diaza here


Please do not delete the articles of my people quickly - they are new in Incubator, but soon I will teach them. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 13:11, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

OK. MF-Warburg 13:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ever heard of Aeres

Sorry my german is too bad to write here in German, although my last name is german... You live in Germany if I'm right? Where somewhere? Because I thought if you live near the french or dutch border you might have heard of Èhris. -Markvondeegel 13:30, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

I live in the very east of en:North Rhine Westphalia, in en:Warburg (yes, really!), so not very near at the Dutch border. And I never heard of Aeres before. MF-Warburg 13:59, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
There's no aeres in NordrheinWestphalen I'm affraid. Konghier 17:32, 8 August 2007 (UTC)Reply


Hi, Warburg, this Pauk now writes in ruwiki that you are probably fascist because you have blocked him [2] He also said: we should make some measures against this russophobe Warburg)) --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 22:58, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

I have an idea: Change the policy so newbies their votes don't count. What do you think? SPQRobin 00:11, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
I support. Actually ruwiki is large, they can organize tonns of such votes. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 00:20, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
See Incubator:Administrators, I have done something. SPQRobin 00:39, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Great! I can help with translation of some announcement like "Newbies! Please do not vote!" in Russian language --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 00:43, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Lol. SPQRobin 00:52, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
I think some of them did not understand the text written above - "The requests below are not votes" --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 00:57, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
To be honest, they're all just being plain mean. Do you know where they are all finding out about this? Cbrown1023 talk 03:39, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
This Pauk informed them in the ruwiki forum. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 03:43, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Hm, if they really want to annoy me, they should vandalize the [SELF-CENSORED]-Wikipedia with many pages always with the word "buka" in it. MF-Warburg 13:47, 10 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Robin, I don't envy the fact that you are the one who has to close it. :( Cbrown1023 talk 01:15, 11 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Thanks :-( SPQRobin 11:13, 11 August 2007 (UTC)Reply


Please look at the new policy proposal: User:SPQRobin/Policy. Please read it and add your comment at the talk page. Thank you. SPQRobin 13:49, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply


Syn din gut wen wikt:, eg wt:?

Please, in English. MF-Warburg 10:01, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
My english very bad to be. What i use wikt: or wt: now? MakkiTa 10:03, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Use wikt:. MF-Warburg 10:05, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Syn dy DeutschTa in Warburg? You speak Deutsch and are in Warburg? MakkiTa 10:07, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
What do you mean? I speak Deutsch (=German) and I live in Warburg. MF-Warburg 10:08, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Ich spreche mier Deutsch als Englisch, darum. MakkiTa 10:09, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Aha. MF-Warburg 10:13, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Sie sagen das ich wikt: müsste brauche. Aber by User:SPQRobin/Policy ist das ich wt: müsste brauche, ich weisse nicht wilche ich müsste nehmen. MakkiTa 10:28, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Die Policy gilt noch nicht. Bis dahin können Sie Wikt benutzen. MF-Warburg 10:39, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Ow, ok. MakkiTa 10:41, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

character insert

I saw you add {{speedy|}} to MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning, but you forgot to use the nowiki-code. Next time please add nowiki, otherwise you'll see the complete template as a characterinsert. -Markvondeegel 14:04, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

I doubt that block was needed. He didn't add deletiontags anymore. -Markvondeegel 16:04, 19 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
OK, I will unblock him. MF-Warburg 16:17, 19 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
yeah.... a little too bold, warn him first, next time, please? :) Cbrown1023 talk 01:07, 20 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
yes MF-Warburg 11:18, 20 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Well, I do have to concede, that this is one of your first slip-ups as an admin. I am impressed. :-D Keep up the good work! Cbrown1023 talk 00:49, 21 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

unneeded pages

A! Ok, sorry for the incovenience, i´ll put the template on the pages now ^^ Tiu Chelu 09:37, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

frc on Betawiki

Hi. JeanVoisin and I are still working on the translation and the translations that we've done still need to be checked for consistency. If we commit the translations as they are right now and we correct an error in an already-commited translation, will the newly-changed translation be committed when we commit the rest of the translations? We're both new to Wikipedia and any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. I also noticed that frc doesn't fall back to English on the Betawiki anymore. Do you know why? We still have a lot of messages to translate. RoyAlcatraz 14:43, 28 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Don't ask me, ask m:User:Siebrand or directly at betawiki. best regards MF-Warburg 17:27, 28 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Oops! Sorry about the mix up. RoyAlcatraz 15:07, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Guess what..

...pretty soon, you and I will be 'crats, that's crazy, it doesn't seem like it's been a month already. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:23, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hehe, SPQRobin has to come back from vacation and give us bureaucrat rights. MF-Warburg 11:06, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Or you need to ask one of the other (sometimes her online, or on another place) bureaucrats. -Markvondeegel 12:09, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply


OK then let;s meet at the incubator IRC.--ZaDiak

IRC - bot

You're offline so I will ask it here: How do I start the bot. Yeah, sorry but it's the first time I work with a bot. SPQRobin 18:50, 4 September 2007 (UTC)Reply


I was wondering what means "ß" in German? In Eqpl Ese ñ Machei' it puts a verb in the simple past. Like: ccabqenoh' (find) ccabqenoh'ß (found) SF-Language 14:04, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

An ß ("eszett" or "scharfes S" = "sharp S") is another writing for "ss" what is /s/. The ß is used when it follows a long vowel or a diphtong, for example:
  • beißen (to bite) (ei is a diphtong)
  • er biss (he bit) (i is short, so ss is written)

Maybe there's more information at en:ß. MF-Warburg 14:11, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for the information! SF-Language 14:13, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

deleting test projects

Please next time first import them at incubator plus. Because i've transfered wikia community college to there it would otherwise be unfair. -Markvondeegel 15:45, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

OK. But I'm not yet a sysop there. And maybe we should ask the community of the test project before transferring. MF-Warburg 17:24, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
I forgot you aren't yet. In a few days you will be (I hope). If there was any community they would have been lots and lots bigger. -Markvondeegel 17:27, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

too long?

Is this article name too long? Wp/ese/Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Qdahjko'qi nqda' Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Oikljoh'qi ñ Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Ck Pigqe Onj Wikjba'cakp' 09:18, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Maybe. What does it mean? MF-W admin, bureaucrat 09:23, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Wp/mcq/The Catholic Church of Peru compared to the the Catholic Church of Bolivia compared to the Catholic Church of the United States Wikjba'cakp' 09:25, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
First, why do you have such an article? Second, if there is a possibility for a shorter name, use that. But if the title is long, also the article name is long. For example en:Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. --MF-W admin, bureaucrat 09:27, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Because the church is a tradition for Ese Ejja language. There are differences between those churches. I think it's possible to shorten it to Wp/ese/Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Qdahjko'qi nqda' Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Oikljoh'qi ñ Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Ck Pigqe Onj. But than it contains streetlanguage and shortcuts. Wikjba'cakp' 09:32, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Don't do that. Keep it so long. --MF-W admin, bureaucrat 09:37, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Ok Wikjba'cakp' 09:38, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Why don't you change it to Wp/ese/Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Qdahjko'qi nqda' Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Oikljoh'qi ñ Kqiccen Kacholiq Qcha'qi lp Ck Pigqe Onj. It's a lot shorter. SF-Language 10:37, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
I propose you make redirects from the shorter titles to the long one. MF-W admin, bureaucrat 10:39, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Ok SF-Language 10:40, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply


Is it a good idea to give him a bot flag? Normally you can easily see that a image has been removed, just a clock on recent changes... SF-Language 10:53, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hm, but why do you want to see that? If the image is not in the article anymore, and you want to know why it was gone, you click "history" and see that the bot removed or replaced it. Note that it has also a bot flag on several Wikipedias (for example English). I will take it down if necessary. MF-W admin, bureaucrat 11:14, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Well, if a test has 500 pages. I'm sure you're not watching the history of all pages... SF-Language 11:15, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
I meant that you can go to the history if you want to see why the image isn't there. MF-W admin, bureaucrat 11:17, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Yes, but how do you know the image is gone? SF-Language 11:19, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
e. g. here. You see an edit of CommonsDelinker and ... - so take the flag away or not? MF-W admin, bureaucrat 11:21, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Huh? SF-Language 11:22, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

example: here. You see an edit of CommonsDelinker and you know the image was deleted on commons. Shall I take the flag away now or not? --MF-W admin, bureaucrat 11:25, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

I think it's better to take away the flag. You can't see when a image is taken away. You need to check pages' history our click on the contributions of the bot itself. SF-Language 11:29, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Done, removed bot status. --MF-W admin, bureaucrat 11:33, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you

for handling Wp/stq/Sproakfamilie. --Pyt 19:53, 10 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Die Datei BLAUWIET.JPG stammt wohl aus meiner Beginnzeit. Ich hab sie jetzt hochgeladen in Commons, ich hoffe mit genügende Angaben. Dasselbe mache ich mit PROOMELS.JPG. --Pyt 15:46, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Moving iso-codeless tests to Incubator Plus?

I think we need to move these tests. Taking a quick look, these tests need to be moved:

  • aeres (I'm already busy on this one)
  • aeres-old (I'm already busy on this one)
  • art-da (I'm already busy on this one)
  • bat-ltg
  • jpn-bungo
  • ko-kore
  • pt-br (hasn't got a chance to become a real wikipedia, maybe nominate for deletion?)
  • ru-old
  • ru-lat
  • surzh
  • vi-nom
  • wawa

We can leave them here, but most of them will be moved or deleted anyway sooner or later. -Markvondeegel 16:58, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hi! I uploaded that image before i knew the existance of Commons [3], so you can delete it without problems ^^



Ja, ich bin Pietras1988 aber ich hat der Block although Jose77 also schreib Requesten... Pietras1988 TALK 12:04, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

OK. Please note that your German is totally broken. Please write in English only next time. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 12:18, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Changing prefixes in Template namespace

Hello. I've seen the great work you've done with your bot to change all wikt/ prefixes with the new one wt in the main namespace. Couldn't you do the same with pages in Template namespace? Thanks, Tonyfroio 14:50, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yes, of course. I`m trying. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 18:06, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much! --Tonyfroio 21:54, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply


Have you informed the ru-lat editors? -Markvondeegel 12:43, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

see Talk:Wp/ru-lat (nobody answered). They also were inactice since the project has been rejected. Also look at sr: (serbian Wikipedia). Click the "latinica" tab and you have everything in latin writing. This could be also implemented in ru:. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 12:47, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Yes, I know that. And I've got nothing against what you're doing right now, but I was just wondering. -Markvondeegel 12:48, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

wej deleted?

Wej ar ru-lat/Tver' and ru-lat, deleted? Olaf Voljavo

see your talk page User talk:Olaf Voljavo. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 16:17, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Suggestion: Test adminship


I´m not sure if it would be necessary a test administrator on the Extremaduran test... there isn´t vandalism... well, i could help you deleting unused images and pages from Extremaduran request...

I will ask to the Extremaduran community and if they agree, i´ll try to be a good test administrator!

Hui, i would like to ask you one thing... I saw this message "A proposal has been made to reform this proposal system" in Proposals for new projects, could this afect to the Extremaduran request?

Thanks you!

Tiu Chelu 11:51, 9 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ah! ok! so... i´ll place my request and let Extremaduran community know about it... if you could see if all is allright i would be very gratefull. Greetings! Tiu Chelu 15:08, 9 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for all! I´ll try to be a good test administrator. Tiu Chelu 11:58, 14 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Image:Abdul Tevfuq.jpg

Hello! I don't know who made this picture, but it is in public domain, because the picture had made in 1930. What should I do in this case?--Refat 16:49, 22 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Funny bot

Funny bot you've got... Killer bot!

Username blacklist

Hi, MF-Warburg. I saw there has been a vandal registering as Renameduser008 on 18 Novenber 2007. I thought, to prevent this, I will add it to the username blacklist. But I see you added it on 18 August 2007. So, it is not working. Do you have any idea? SPQRobin 13:32, 28 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

I changed it from "((R|r)enameduser)" to "(Renameduser)". It seems to work now. I tried to create an account "Renameduser009" but got an error message. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 14:34, 29 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

If you want to give me a name?

Renaming and creating accounts with this name by sysops is still possible. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 14:26, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Please change my name

Hello, can you please change my name into Edmundwoods as I've done in the English Wikipedia, Malay Wikipedia, Meta-Wiki and the Commons? Thanks a lot!

Btw you're also an admin in the Gamewiki right? Can you please tell me how did you manage to get sysop right there? I heard that it had been admin-less for several months and it ended up full of vandalisms. I wonder how did you get your adminship there... --King Edmund of the Woods 18:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

About the renaming: done.
About the admin on gamewiki. Is it Wikia? If so you can ask Angela to adopt the wiki. -Markvondeegel 18:38, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply
Yes, I am admin on gamewiki. It is not on Wikia, I emailed the owner (do a whois query to find out his email address). --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 13:34, 2 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

How did you do the whois query? --King Edmund of the Woods 15:33, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Enter "whois gamewiki.info" on a Unix/Linux machine. There you see "Registrant Email". Or use something like http://ping.eu if you don't use Unix/Linux. --MF-W {a, b} Visit IRC! 17:21, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

About our last IRC talk

See User:SPQRobin/process for new created sites/bugzilla. SPQRobin 17:29, 8 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

MF-Warburg leaves?

Sorry for my poor German, but are you actually trying to say you're leaving with your Glaskugel-page? --Ooswesthoesbes 18:53, 19 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

No. It's a view to the next year and what should/could happen then and what we should make better and so on. --MF-W {a, b} 12:05, 21 December 2007 (UTC)Reply


When wikipedia goes be creating? Be cos i made articles a number of already.

Nine articles aren't enough. Also, you need to have a request on Meta which the Langcom must approve. --MF-W {a, b} 12:34, 31 December 2007 (UTC)Reply
A few articles is not enough; making a project on your own is hard. And it usually takes a long time before the langcom approves a test project. And then it takes another long time before the developers create the site. So it will not go that fast. SPQRobin 14:56, 31 December 2007 (UTC)Reply
Yes. --MF-W {a, b} 17:01, 31 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you very much for uploading commons:Image:Wplogo.png --Pyt 18:40, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Unused cats

There are over 500 of these: [4]. Is it possible to delete them with your bot, or is that a bad idea? --Markvondeegel 18:20, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yes, that is possible. And since these cats are empty, it should be no problem to delete them, but maybe we should put a notification about it in the sitenotice so people know their unused categories will be deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 11:08, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Good idea. There exist more interesting special pages than I thought :-) Most of the unused cats are from the previous test Wp/be SPQRobin 12:11, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Please note category:Maintenance:Delete is also listed. --Ooswesthoesbes 15:18, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Incubator:Wp/kaa/Ha'mme Wikipediyalarda bolıwı tiyis maqalalar dizimi

Why you delete Incubator:Wp/kaa/Ha'mme Wikipediyalarda bolıwı tiyis maqalalar dizimi without any reason? If you are repeted action it will considered as vandalizm.--AlefZet 22:45, 27 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Because it was in Category:Maintenance:Delete. --MF-W {a, b} 13:42, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Who mark the content as Deleteme? That action looks as someone's vandal games. --AlefZet 19:19, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
The page uses the template {{En icon}} which was a redirect to {{Wp/crh/En icon}} which was marked to be deleted because it was moved to the new crh.wikipedia.org. --MF-W {a, b} 08:46, 29 January 2008 (UTC)Reply


Ist es brauchbar um einen Benutzerporzäle zu machen? --Нарја Недјиехрев 16:04, 5 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

What do you mean? There is no word "Benutzerporzäle" in German, and also no singular "Benutzerporzal" or something like that. --MF-W {a, b} 17:23, 5 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Porzäle looks like portal. Maybe he mean Userportal? Grutu, Jordi (mi taki) 16:52, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Possible. But then I still not understand what he wants ("is it usable to make an user portals?") --MF-W {a, b} 16:54, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Maybe he meaned "is it usefull to make (a) user portal(s)"? Grutu, Jordi (mi taki) 16:57, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Also possible. But then my answer is: Make a user portal where and for what? --MF-W {a, b} 17:02, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
I don't know. Grutu, Jordi (mi taki) 17:03, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Of course :-). The question was for Нарја Недјиехрев. --MF-W {a, b} 17:28, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Љуелљуе проталул дутилизатору бувус ту? Пенс-а Порталул. (asking what he means in Megleno Romanian, he claims to not speak German and speak English at a "near native level", if you know what I mean...) --Макѕе 18:12, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hungarian wikinews

Do you have any information when will lunch the hungarian wikinews? --Tompos Roland 18:06, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

It has a bug so it will be created with the next round - this means over a few days to weeks I guess. In the worst case a few months. SPQRobin 19:08, 7 February 2008 (UTC)Reply


[5] not all templates are imported yet. Wait deletion! --Ooswesthoesbes 14:34, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply

OK, we also habe "technical problems", so the deletion will be done tomorrow after consultation with Robin. --MF-W {a, b} 14:36, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ok. --Ooswesthoesbes 14:37, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
This was the same problem with crh, their missing pages were imported afterwards, and the same with dsb, their missing pages were imported afterwards, and (as I had thought) this is the same with stq... So we need to import or copy them. SPQRobin 14:42, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ooswesthoesbes, can you give us a list of unimported pages? SPQRobin 16:51, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
Not of normal pages, but I know for sure there are no templates imported. --Ooswesthoesbes 17:06, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
So; a list of unimported templates? SPQRobin 17:07, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply
The templates on this page :) --Ooswesthoesbes 17:09, 11 February 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hi! I'm not sure if this is possible, but.... well, i would like to be a bureaucrat in the new Extremaduran wikipedia (of course, there would be a votation...) it would be possible?. Greetings! Tiu Chelu 18:42, 7 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Of course this is possible when there will be a voting, but the Stewards who will make you bureaucrat then will probably not do so if there is only a small community [because there is no need for bureaucrats then]. So I propose you first have a voting about sysop rights on ext.wikipedia and then, when the wiki grew, you can also have bureaucrats.
Another thing: Please have a look at this; without that information the Extremaduran Wikipedia cannot be created. --MF-W {a, b} 10:58, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ok, i'll try to be sysop again (i though i couldn't...). Refering to the "Namespace names for Extremaduran".... i don't understand what does it mean... may be it's the name of "Wikipedia" and "Wikipedia talk" in extremaduran? (in that case it would be "Güiquipeya" and "Caraba la Güiquipeya"). Thank you! Tiu Chelu 11:10, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Yes, that is right. --MF-W {a, b} 11:44, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Toskanische Wikipedia

Hallo, ich habe gesehen, dass die toskanische Wikipedia gelöscht wurde, da es keinen ISO-Kode für die Sprache gibt. Kannst Du die paar Artikel dieser Wiki als Unterseiten meiner Benutzerseite wiederherstellen? Ich fand das Projekt ganz nett. --Andreas 14:47, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Leider nein, aber ich kann die Seiten in den "Incubator Plus" importieren. Handelt es sich um Wp/lld? --MF-W {a, b} 19:17, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Nein, der Wp/lld geht es gut - wenn man dan Autorenmangel ausser Acht lässt. Es handelt sich um die ehemalige Wp/tsc --Andreas 19:47, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
[6]. --MF-W {a, b} 11:04, 9 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

namespace for Gan wiki

Hi, thank you for your information at [7]. I've already given the reponse at [8]. But Pathoschild just asked the the translation for "Wikipedia" (project name) and "Wikipedia" (project namespace). I saw that you want "Wikipedia talk" (the namespace names) in Gan, so it should be Wikipedia‐談詑. Regards. --Symane 14:58, 8 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

request for bot's deletion unused pages

See User_talk:Danny_B.#Obsoleted_Sakha_templates for my request for deletion unused pages (may be the work for bot). --Kaganer 09:52, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Bot running. --MF-W {a, b} 10:33, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! --Kaganer 12:02, 17 March 2008 (UTC)Reply


Sind Sie Administrator? Können Sie die Seiten Wp/jut/styd und Talk:Wp/jut/styd löschen? Sie waren für das Wikiwörterbuch und nicht für die Wikipedia. Ålrede mang'tak. Storm

Erledigt. Sie können auf Seiten, die gelöscht werden sollen, auch {{speedy}} schreiben. --MF-W {a, b} 14:57, 26 March 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I have recently returned to find that Jose77 is still trying to push his religious agenda here.

[9] [10] [11]

Often, he has created incubator pages for languages with no community here with the sole purpose of pushing this religious agenda. This guy is trying to distort things, and gives undue weight to his own en:true Jesus Church by putting it on their main pages sometimes where it clearly does not belong (only 1 million members, compared to many more prominent churches).

He has been desysopped at many Wikis where he requested the privilege, sometimes fraudulently, and often promulgated wrong and incorrect interface translations he got by taking words from a dictionary. In fact, he has often "translated" the article on his True Jesus Church with a dictionary, resulting in very poor and incorrect translations. By including only Christianity-related topics in a category on Religion, he is ignoring the world's other major religions, including both Islam and Hinduism which have over 1 billion followers each, in his quest to convert all Wikipedia readers to his own True Jesus Church. --Node ue 19:58, 26 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

So you now want me to do what? I know about his controversical actions (e.g. this article which was called (translated) "Very True Jesus Church" by the author). Btw: Islam and Hinduism don't have a billion followers (so many people don't live on earth), "only" a milliard. --MF-W {a, b} 13:44, 27 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
@MF-Warburg; in English one billion =, there are people on the earth... --Ooswesthoesbes 15:39, 27 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hm..., interesting. --MF-W {a, b} 08:57, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Format der Datumsangaben - Pontic Greek (pnt)

Hallo MF-Warburg. Zunächst einmal wünsche ich dir einen guten Morgen und hoffe, dass ich mit meinem Anliegen bei dir nicht allzu sehr an der falschen Adresse bin. :-) Folgendes Problem besteht beim Format der Datumsangaben, der Wp/pnt: Korrekt wäre der Monatsname im Genitiv, er erscheint aber beispielsweise in den "letzten Änderungen" im Nominativ. Die notwendigen Übersetzungen im interface sind bereits gemacht worden (Nominativ und Genitiv). Allerdings weiß ich nicht, wo ich das Format einstellen kann. Unter "date and time" (Special:Preferences) kann ich zwar zwischen diversen Formaten wählen, nicht aber den Genitiv des Monatsnamens. Ich hoffe, du kannst mir da weiterhelfen. Besten Gruß, --Sinopeus 00:21, 23 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Dazu ist eine Änderung im language file erforderlich.
[15:19]	<MF-W>	should a request on Translating:Tasks be made?
[15:20]	<siebrand>	MF-W: please do. Then we at least know it is waiting for processing. [[Support]] is also possible.
[15:20]	<siebrand>	MF-W: if it is not being taken care of, I will usually start bugging Nikerabbit until it's been done.
[15:20]	<Nikerabbit>	MF-W: try to get list of all date formats they want to use if possible

(aus freenode:#mediawiki-i18n) - Mit Translating:Tasks ist betawiki:Translating:Tasks gemeint; macht also dort bitte eine Anfrage. --MF-W {a, b} 13:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Vielen Dank und schönes Wochenende. --Sinopeus 05:30, 25 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Bitte sehr; keine Ursache. --MF-W {a, b} 15:05, 25 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Incubator:Importing from Incubator

I just saw the page Incubator:Importing from Incubator and your name is in History. Sorry for asking you, but I asked in Incubator:Community Portal#Category:Portuguese Wikiversity and didnt have an answer.

I'm from beta.Wikiversity [12] and we have a permission to create the pt.Wikiversity, but we have a problem.

There is a Wikiversity project in pt.Wikibooks [13] and when we start to create pages in beta.wikiversity some users had copy+past some pages from Wikibooks.

Now a sysops (in beta,wikiversity) told me that its "illegal", but he said its impossible to import pages from wikibooks.

Its really impossible to import from Wikibooks ? How can we solve this ?

Rjclaudio 16:23, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Someone should go to meta:RFP and request to be added to the "import" group on beta.wikiversity. Then the pages which were illegaly copied should be deleted on beta.wikiversity and the person who was made an importer can import the pages from pt.wikibooks by pt:b:Special:Export and betawikiversity:Special:Import (XML-Import). If there's nobody who would request import rights, ask me :) --MF-W {a, b} 16:28, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

I never be an importer, but I want to try, if you can help me.

The pages imported illegaly have many new edits, and we had to rename many pages. So we should make a "history fusion" with the existing ones. And I think I cant do this. I import the pages, and then make a list of pages that need a "history fusion", and ask someone to make this ?

If I try to import a page from wikibooks and exist a page with the same name in wikiversity, what should I do ? Rename one of them ?

When I use the tool to export pages in one category, all pages in subcats are exported to ? Or I have to do the same thing to all subcats ?

Rjclaudio 11:57, 14 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yes, import the pages and then ask some beta.wv admins to "merge the histories" (it can be done by deleting the page with the new name, moving the page with the old name to the new name, deleting this page, and then undeleting the page with the new name, where now all versions of both pages are. The pages are merged now).
If you try to import a page from Wikibooks and a page with the same name exists on Wikiversity, and this is the illegally copied page, then you can just import the page (the histories will be merged automatically). If one of the pages is not the illegal one, then move it to another temporary name first, import the other page, move it to another name and then move the original page of Beta back to its old name.
Special:Export does not include pages of subcategories. You have to do it for every subcategorie, too. --MF-W {a, b} 15:02, 15 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

move to Lost namespace

I would know if that is the good work :

  1. for all unprefixed page in (main) namespace, move it with the prefixed same name (the unprefixed page will be mark with ® at the next check of list of unprefixed pages)
  2. change all the linked text to make empty the special:WhatLinksHere of the unprefixed page
  3. rename the unprefixed page to the Lost namespace.

That's right ? Crochet.david 18:11, 19 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

1 and 2: yes; 3: no. Please put {{delete}} on the unprefixed page (which should only be a redirect to the prefixed page); or, what would save a lot of time, make a request for some temporary adminship for your bot for the time you are cleaning to delete this redirects yourself. Pages should be moved to Lost: namespace if you cannot diagnose the right prefix. --MF-W {a, b} 17:18, 20 May 2008 (UTC)Reply


would you please grang me test-sysop right for me for Wn/fa .thanks inadvance--Mardetanha 23:30, 22 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

No, please make a request on I:RFTA first. --MF-W {a, b} 08:22, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
Done.--Mardetanha 09:48, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks indeed--Mardetanha 14:03, 29 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

template used by multiple project

When i see the number of template to rename, it will be a big work to check it. When i see the use of there, i found a problem because a template can be used by more than two projects. So we must create template as many they are language that use it ? Crochet.david 16:36, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yes, we must duplicate them. You can move the original page to one prefix and create new pages (maybe redirects?) for the rest of the test projets using that template. But on if the template contains no text that should be translated. --MF-W {a, b} 17:03, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Final translation needed for creation of Sakha Wikipedia

Hello MF-Warburg. Please see m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Sakha#Final translation. Although the Sakha Wikipedia has been approved, it cannot be created until those translations are provided. (I'm contacting editors of the test project with more than 10 edits, so please ignore my message if you don't speak Sakha.) —Pathoschild 23:04:03, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi! I want to ask you how I can be administrator on the Murcian Wikipedia. --Chabi 14:34, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Please make a request on I:RFTA. --MF-W {a, b} 15:49, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Reply


Your bot has now a competitor: User:SPQRobin/delete by User:SPQRobot :D. SPQRobin 00:50, 29 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

:O I will soon add a custom reason to mine [grr, my automatic deletor must be better than his... ;-)]. --MF-W {a, b} 15:36, 29 June 2008 (UTC)Reply


Maybe add a message on his talk page? --Ooswesthoesbes 14:20, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'd have done if he would be active, but his last edit was in March, so I didn't see a reason to inform him. --MF-W {a, b} 14:31, 22 September 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ok. Our meininger are different this time :) --Ooswesthoesbes 14:45, 22 September 2008 (UTC)Reply



If you have time you can close it and archive it.

I will keep you busy with cleaning up redirects. I have placed {{delete}} over a 100 times now i think :)

Cheers, Sterkebaktalk 17:00, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Well, no need to inform me (I would have done at some time) - and for deletions we have this nice page user:MF-Warburg/todel :-) --MF-W {a, b} 17:28, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Delete User:Chabi/ext

Yes, I do it but I forgot to log in. Thanks for your question. --Chabi 08:06, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

arz.wikipedia administration

  • Since the website started the users can not move pages and also because I do not have administrator tools there as I was on the incubator I can not delet any page added that is not encyclopedic like this one , I will be grateful for your help in this matter.Ghaly 05:03, 27 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Test-admin for Pontic Greek Wikipedia

Hallo MF-Warburg. Ich möchte mich bei Ihnen bedanken für Ihr Vertrauen --Makedonier 16:45, 8 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

My test-adminship

I'm finished. You can de-test-sysop me, thanks! :) --Ooswesthoesbes 02:49, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

done. --MF-W {a, b}

Wp/jm Deletion Requests

An issue emerged when another user had created new pages for articles that were already done. So I included the material from both articles into one, then asked that the other be deleted.

Is this a problem?

--sandevaj 16:28, 18 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Of course not, I just asked because you didn't give a reason. --MF-W {a, b} 14:30, 19 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Krymchak language

Hello My name is Tardu I'am a little speak English sorry.I'am speak Turkish.en:Krymchak language Krymchak language why delete what cause you to explain thank you

(Tardu 15:45, 1 April 2009 (UTC))Reply

Please see here. You can get the XML file of the pages. --MF-W {a, b} 16:16, 1 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

global rename request

Hi MF-Warburg, could you rename my account to "John Vandenberg" please. [14] Thank you. In case you are wondering about the +sysop, I'll be doing a bit more with it over the next few weeks, and will then hand the tools in. John Vandenberg 11:09, 16 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

done. --MF-W {a, b} 15:00, 16 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Please set up a mhr:Файл:Wiki.png as a Mari Wikipedia logo, you are an admin there. амдф 09:55, 14 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

I can't do this, you need to make a bugzilla request, see m:Requests for logos. However, I protected it (otherwise it wouldn't be set as logo as anyone could change it). --MF-W {a, b} 10:55, 14 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Mari wiki

Hi, It seems that some namespaces were translated with errors.

Namespace Now Should be
User Участник Пайдаланыше
Category Категория Категорий

Who could change these namespaces? Who does I can ask to do it?

The next question is ... What does the category mhr:Category:!Main category mean? Should I remove or replace this category from articles? Where I can find some info about this?

And finally, Can I ask you to import all templates like {{User en}}, {{User en-1}} and so on to to mari wiki ?

Thanks in advance, --Dnikitin 16:04, 27 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

You can translate namespace names on TranslateWiki.net (translatewiki:Special:Magic), however the correct names are already included in the software (see [15]), you just need to wait until the current version will be active on Wikimedia servers.
How much time it can take? week? month? --Dnikitin 17:36, 27 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
Unfortunately this is uncertain. mw:Extension:LocalisationUpdate would solve that problem, and we requested to activate it here on Incubator, see I:CP#LocalisationUpdate. The only thing you can do is to wait. --MF-W {a, b} 10:44, 29 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
mhr:Category:!Main category is just the Category:Wp/mhr from here which was the main category for the mhr test project. You can remove it from articles if you want.
About the babel templates: I'm not an importer on mhr.wikipedia anymore, so I can't do this. Unfortunately no import wikis are set for mhr.wp, so mhr:User:Amdf who is just a sysop there (but not an importer), is also not able to do this. I recommend you to announce this on mhr.wp and request importer status for someone who is trusted on mhr & knows how to import from XML files (I could do so). --MF-W {a, b} 16:58, 27 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
I've created request on mhr.wp mhr:Wikipedia:Портал_сообщества#Importers. --Dnikitin 17:36, 27 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
It seems you have Importer flag on mhr.wiki. See meta:Steward_requests/Permissions#MF-Warburg.40mhr.wikipedia. Could you import to mhr.wiki all babel templates? Thanks, --Dnikitin 12:43, 1 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Import and delete

Hello MF-Marburg,
I would like to have some privileged user work done: Deleting used up user space pages, importing from de.wikipedia.org. You'll find the specifics under the first header on my user page.
I hope you're the right person. Thank you in advance!
-- Silvicola 11:34, 15 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

done. (btw: ich kann auch deutsch - und bei den Löschungen sind wir, naja, in Verzug geraten) --MF-W {a, b} 16:29, 15 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Ich wollte gewiss nicht drängeln. Aber ich bin hier im Brutkasten neu und weiß noch nicht, wie alles so läuft. So dachte ich, besser sich mal aktiv zu melden.
Importgesuche werden von mir wahrscheinlich noch mehr kommen. Geht das dann immer so persönlich-formlos oder gibt's wie anderswo eine Seite, auf der man die Gesuche einreichen kann? (Ich finde hier noch nichts.)
Vielen Dank! -- Silvicola 17:28, 15 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Kein Problem, wenn du nichts gesagt hättest, hätte es sicher noch gedauert, bis mal wer die Seiten gelöscht hätte.
Wir haben die ziemlich inaktive Seite Incubator:Import requests, es geht aber genausogut so. --MF-W {a, b} 14:01, 16 September 2009 (UTC)Reply


Hallo MF-Warburg,
ich hätte gerne einen Import:

Danke! -- Silvicola 06:22, 16 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

erledigt --MF-W {a, b} 14:01, 16 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Importgesuch 3

Hallo MF-Warburg,
ich hätte gerne wieder einen Import:

   * User:Silvicola/Hâuâlâuischhttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenlohisch

Ich danke Dir schon mal. -- Silvicola 21:26, 17 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

erledigt. --MF-W {a, b} 13:42, 18 September 2009 (UTC)Reply


Hallo MF-Warburg,
ich hätte gerne mal wieder etwas gelöscht:

und etwas importiert:

Danke schön! -- Silvicola 04:57, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Seite gelöscht, der Import ging heute noch nicht, die Seite hat soviele Versionen, dass ich nach zehn Minuten hochladen abgebrochen hab. Ich versuch das später nochmal. --MF-W {a, b} 17:22, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Dass der Import nicht klappte, ist vielleicht auch meine Schuld, der Link stimmte nämlich nicht. Ich hab das Linkziel von Hand getippt und vergessen, dabei den Blank durch einen Underscore zu ersetzen. Nach den Regeln der Wiki-Syntax habe ich damit in Wahrheit erbeten, Schwäbisch in die fränkische Wikipedia zu importieren, also das kann ja schon gar nicht gutgehen, das weiß doch jeder! Richtig ist stattdessen:
Entschuldige bitte! -- Silvicola 03:50, 26 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Nein, nein, das mit dem falschen Link hab ich schon bemerkt, es ist nur so, dass de:Schwäbisch_Hall einfach zuviele Versionen hat (unvollständiger Import heute - schon über 400 Versionen bis April 07). Ich rate dir, der deutschen Seite Quelltext einfach zu kopieren und auf der Diskussionsseite darauf hinzuweisen (Link zur History auf de:) (du kannst auch diese kurze Liste kopieren). Ich werde dann den Import nochmal versuchen, wenn man direkt von de importieren kann (nachträglicher Import ist möglich). --MF-W {a, b} 16:28, 26 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Gut, dann werde ich's so machen; Import per Kopieren & Einfügen, Verweis auf der Diskussionsseite aufs Original. Dank Dir, -- Silvicola

Gesuche um zwei Löschungen, einen Import und eine Auskunft

Hallo MF-Warburg,
ich kipp Dir wieder mal Arbeit vor die Füße.

Zu löschen:
Zu importieren:
Ich würde mir gerne auf meiner Benutzerseite klickbare Links anlegen oder sonst einen anderen Mechanismus (via Suchbox o.ä.) mir verschaffen, der Seiten mit vordefinierter Struktur erzeugt, einfach damit ich nicht fortlaufend mit der Kategorisierung, Sortierreihenfolge usw. händisch umgehen muss, eine hier so gedankenlose wie fehlerträchtige Fusselei. Die zugehörige Vorlagenbauerei, wiewohl noch nicht praktiziert, traue ich mir schon zu, so tief geschachtelt die Klammergebirge auch werden müssten, ich nehme an, das geht wie in der Wikipedia oder dem Wiktionary, und bei der ersten findet man zum Glück auch zureichend Dokumentation bzw. Verweise auf einschlägige Wikimedia-Dokumentation.
Das Problem ist aber die Auslösung – wie kann man es schaffen, dass auf einen Klick oder eine Eingabe in der Suchbox hin eine Vorlage nicht etwa selbst angezeigt oder geöffnet, sondern mit den gehörig substituierten Parametern (PAGENAME usw.) in eine neu angelegte Seite gewünschten Namens eingegossen wird. Zugegeben, eine eigengebaute Vorlage selbst in eine neuangelegte und noch leere Seite einzukopieren ginge allenfalls auch, wäre aber noch nicht die "ganz runde" Lösung.
Übrigens denke ich mir, dass gerade viele Anfänger hier durch diese technischen Hürden, eine gleich kategoriell und per Präfix ihrem Projekt zugeordnete Seite anzulegen, abgeschreckt werden dürften. Im Grunde wären Erleichterungen hierzu eine Infrastrukturaufgabe quer über alle Projekte hinweg. Aber vielleicht gibt es dazu ja schon etwas, und ich war nur unfähig, das zu finden.

Danke im Voraus und Grüße -- Silvicola 08:53, 27 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Alles erledigt, du suchst wahrscheinlich etwas wie:

Siehe dazu mw:Extension:InputBox und mw:Manual:Creating pages with preloaded text. (Mich deiner Kritik am Präfixsystem anzuschließen, hab ich leider grade keine Zeit, wird bald nachgeliefert) --MF-W {a, b} 17:24, 27 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Danke für Deine Bemühungen. Die Antwort trifft genau, was ich wollte. Jetzt heißt's dann nur noch Templates basteln, mit noinclude/includeonly/onlyinclude und wie sie alle heißen. -- Silvicola 22:48, 27 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Zum einfacheren Bearbeiten (Links einfügen) gibt es das Gadget AddPrefix (siehe hier), außerdem sollte bald mal eine nützliche Erweiterung eingeschaltet werden, man muss sich dann im Prinzip um Präfixe nicht mehr kümmern. Ein Vorschlag, betawikiversity: (Incubator für Wikiversitys) hierhin zu intergrieren, war unter anderem auch wegen der Präfixe heftigst umstritten. --MF-W {a, b} 17:47, 28 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bitte löschen

Danke! -- Silvicola 04:53, 28 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Erledigt. --MF-W {a, b} 17:47, 28 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Frage zu Kategorienhierarchie und Suche

Wenn eine Unterkategorie von einer anderen Kategorie abstammt, müsste es doch genügen, in einem Artikel, der zur Unterkategorie gehören soll, auch nur mit dieser Unterkategorie (zusammen mit dem Sortierparameter) zu markieren, implizit muss dann der so markierte Artikel auch zur übergeordneten Kategorie zählen. Ich habe das probeweise gemacht mit Category:Wp/vmf/XXXX, das von Category:Wp/vmf direkt abstammt. Suche ich aber dann nach Category:Wp/vmf, dann tauchen die allein mit der Unterkategorie XXXX markierten Seiten auf der Ergebnisseiten weder als direkte Angehörige der Kategorie Category:Wp/vmf (unten) auf, noch als Angehörige der ausfaltbar (an den Kopf gestellten) Unterkategorie Category:Wp/vmf/XXXX, sie sind schlichtweg vom Suchergebnis her unerreichbar. Was mache oder verstehe ich da falsch? -- Silvicola 17:26, 30 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Die ausklappbaren Unterkategorien listen nur ihre eigenen Unterkategorien auf, aber nicht ihre Seiten. Artikel von Unterkategorien gehören auch nicht zur übergeordneten Kategorie. --MF-W {a, b} 18:23, 30 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bitte löschen

Beide Kategorien sind leer und nicht mehr nötig, da wir inkünftig für alle Kategorien die Singularform des jeweiligen Wortes (hier: Category:Wp/vmf/Oddschafd / Category:Wp/vmf/Fiich) benutzen werden. Danke! -- Silvicola 16:37, 31 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Erledigt. --MF-W {a, b} 17:08, 31 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi [gamba]

Could you please, restore Wt/lad/gamba, I intented to categorise and correct it but you deleted it before. I don't possess the exact information of what I wrote there. It was like a crap because I edited it while speaking with an old native and I noted and registered what he told me at the moment. Gamba in modern Spanish means leg however in Judeo-Spanish it's a specific region within the leg, which region exactly is now only written there. Thank you. --Universal Life 22:10, 18 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Well, the content of that page was "Baldır". --MF-W {a, b} 16:52, 19 November 2009 (UTC)Reply
Oh, thanks. I now remember what eactly means "gamba". Baldır (in one of its two meanings) is it's Turkish translation. --Universal Life 18:43, 19 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Wt/ht/Flè => f

Hallo, sehr geehrter Herr Warburg!

And many thanks for your welcoming words.

Now to the point: when reading other articles on several Wiktionaries, I saw that article titles begin with a low case letter, not a capital like I did. I guess it should be Wt/ht/flè, not Wt/ht/F, but I did not find how to undo my wrong edit… Could you please help me with this?

Have a good day!

Kąġi Oȟąko 01:11, 2 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

You can rename pages through the Move tab at the top of a page (next to History). Best regards MF-W {a, b} 16:26, 2 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
Hi again!
I didn't manage to act with the “move tab” nor undo the “Wt/ht/Flè” redirection to recreate it as Wt/ht/flè. What can be done? ৵ Kąġi Oȟąko fè repons 16:23, 25 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
The problem was that you created Wt/ht/flè as a redirect to .../Flè and since you are not an admin, you could not delete it. I have now done this for you, see Wt/ht/flè. --MF-W {a, b} 19:45, 26 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
Ach so! Das wusste ich nicht… Vielen Dank für alle!
Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr und ich wünsche uns hier, dass dieses Incubator Projekt eine echte Wiktionary wird. ৵ Kąġi Oȟąko fè repons 10:24, 1 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hallo MF-Warburg,
darf ich Dich auf ein anderswo gestelltes Importgesuch von mir verweisen? (Verweise auf doppelt vorhandene Überschriften können offenbar in die Irre gehen, also rolle dort bitte ganz nach unten.) Dessen Ausführung ist leider etwas überständig und ich nehme, den vorhandenen Kontext berücksichtigend, nicht an, dass man Dir ob Deines eventuellen Zuvorkommens gram wäre. Ich wäre es übrigens auch nicht. Grüße von -- Silvicola 20:04, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Kein Problem, User:Silvicola/Schmeerich. --MF-W {a, b} 16:34, 30 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Importgesuch 5

Hallo MF_Warburg,
darf ich Dich wieder einmal bemühen für einen Import?

for translation into Franconian for the Franconian Wikipedia (Category:Wp/vmf)

Es grüßt -- Silvicola 12:39, 13 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Aber gerne doch. Erl. --MF-W {a, b} 14:20, 13 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hallo! Ich bin Mister man! I requesting adminship on Incubator:Administrators. Danke! Guten Abend!--Mr. man 16:43, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


Why you deleted the Wp/rse? And you don't understanding that Wp/enf is in English) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chris.Taub.M.D. (discussioncontribs) 08:46 h UTC, 7 February 2010.

The "Siberian Wikipedia" has been closed and deleted some time ago. It will not be recreated. As regards enf: the code has nothing to do with English (see [16]) and a Wikipedia written in Runes will not be approved by the Langcom. --MF-W {a, b} 15:20, 7 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hiiiiilfe!!!! - 2 identische Kategorien ...

mit gleichem Text und unterschiedlichem Inhalt!

Nach sicher insgesamt vielen Tagen vergeblichen Suchens und Herumrätselns bin ich jetzt auf ein unmögliches Phänomen gestoßen: Category:Wp/pfl gibt es doppelt! Mit verschiedenem Inhalt!!! Hier und hier. Zusammenlegen in gewohnter Weise ist da natürlich nicht möglich... - was kann ich tun und wie??? (Und wie kann so etwas passieren???)

Entdeckt habe ich das, indem ich versehentlich von 2 verschiedenen Artikeln aus die Kategorie aufgerufen habe, wenn ich also jetzt lösche, sind alle entsprechenden Artikel unauffindbar im Nirwana entschwunden. Ich möchte aber Alles in einer Category:Wp/pfl haben: alle Artikel und alle Unterkategorien! So, wie es jetzt ist, kann jeder jeden bestehenden Artikel ein zweites Mal anlegen, ohne es zu sehen, ohne es zu wissen und ohne ihn wiederzufinden!

Kannst Du mir bitte, bitte helfen?

Herzlichen Gruß von einem total genervten --Skipper Michael 21:14, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Könnte es daran liegen, dass die Kategorie mehr als 200 Seiten beinhaltet und deshalb bei der Anzeige in mehrere Seiten geteilt wird? Oben und unten auf der Kategorieseite steht dann ja (vorherige 200) (nächste 200) (z.B. beim 2. von dir angebenen Link [17]). --MF-W {a, b} 15:26, 12 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Glaub ich eher nicht. Obwohl ich das in der Aufregung ganz übersehen hatte. Aber wenn ich bei beiden ganz nach vorne gehe, sieht die eine so aus und "(voriche 200)" ist - logischerweise! - schwarz. Die andere aber zeigt unter schwarzem "(voriche 200)" gleich schon Unterkategorien und Seiten an. Aber es werden jetzt wenigstens insgesamt alle Kats und Seiten bei beiden gleich gezeigt, während gestern auf der einen Seite beim gleichen Buchstaben jeweils ein unterschiedlicher Teil der Seiten gezeigt wurde - und das auch nicht an Anfang oder Ende. ZB: (Restseiten E) F ... (ein Teil der Seiten F) ... G ... (ein Teil der Seiten G) ... H ... - und auf der anderen Seite: (andere Restseiten E) F ... (anderer Teil der Seiten F) ... G ... (anderer Teil der Seiten G) ... H ... und nur wenige Lemmata waren auf beiden Seiten gleich. Ich dachte erst, ich sei in verschiedenen Unterkategorien... war aber nicht so.
Aber ok, wenn es so bleibt, kann ich damit leben - das andere war entschieden schlimmer gewesen! Erst eine Menge Paralell-Lemmata unterschiedlicher Schreibweise des gleichen Ausdrucks, (Was logischerweise eine Menge Arbeit bedeutet, ... ), dann das das "Wahnsinn, meine Freude"-Script, das in jedem Durchgang jede Leerzeile verdoppelt (macht dann wohl im 12. Durchgang 4096 Leerzeilen zw. 2 Absätzen...) und zu "[[" je eine Pipe setzt: "[[|" --> "[[||" --> "[[||" --> "[[|||" --> "[[||||" --> "[[|||||" und schließlich diese Sauerei mit den unterschiedlichen Seiten...
Also gut. Was tun? Nur beobachten und abwarten? Ratlos bin ich noch immer. --Skipper Michael 22:04, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
Ich fürchte, ich kann dir nicht ganz folgen, in der Kategorie sieht alles ganz in Ordnung aus, die vorherige/nächste Links sind bei mir z. Zt. [18] und [19] (ändert sich natürlich, wenn eine neue Seite alphabetisch vor Togjo eingefügt wird). Auch die API zeigt alle Seiten an.
Und welches Skript meinst du? --MF-W {a, b} 19:00, 13 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Also bei mir besteht der geringe Unterschied noch immer, doch das ist ja wirklich kein Problem mehr, wie schon gesagt, ich wollte nur wieder alle Dateien haben... :-) ... - und das hab ich jetzt ja.
Welches Script? Wenn ich das mal wüßte...! Ich bekomme nur mitunter von Firefox die Meldung, ein Script bearbeite die Seite noch, aber dann ist immer schon alles zu spät....
Aber wie gesagt, wenn es so bleibt, kann ich damit leben - das andere war entschieden schlimmer gewesen! Herzlichen Gruß und Dank für Deine Zeit! --Skipper Michael 17:38, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Importgesuch 7

Hallo MF_Warburg,
darf ich Dich wieder einmal bemühen für ein paar Importe?

for translation into Franconian for the Franconian Wikipedia (Category:Wp/vmf)

Es grüßt -- Silvicola 12:38, 27 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

So, Crailsheim ist jetzt schon mal importiert (in zwei Teilen, da viiiele Versionen), die anderen Seiten werden bald folgen. --MF-W {a, b} 18:20, 27 February 2010 (UTC)Reply
Alle erledigt. --MF-W {a, b} 17:00, 6 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
Ich danke vielmals! -- Silvicola 22:21, 7 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Special:Undelete/Wp/run 17:18, 6 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

In case you don't want to be reverted again, it might be useful if you'd write down your concern or request and provide a reason. --MF-W {a, b} 17:16, 7 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Pages deleting

please see here, thx --Dark Eagle (runuot · devīņs) 14:50, 13 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Rusyn language

Dear Mr./Ms. MF-Warburg, thank you very much for changes within IPA template for Rusyn language. Great job!!! Thank you. Fagusius 23:19, 27 March 2010 (UTC)Reply


maybe we can use {{User language}} like in meta? --Dark Eagle (runuot · devīņs) 18:45, 15 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Yes, it is possible to use it instead of {{babel}}. I have just imported the english texts from meta, if you want to have other translations, you have to create them or take those from meta (see here). --MF-W {a, b} 16:38, 16 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
tried to create {{User language/ltg}} but got an error: You are trying to create page with incorrect title. --Dark Eagle (runuot · devīņs) 17:23, 16 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
I imported it from meta now. You got the error because that is not a prefixed template title... I'll ask Danny B. to resolve this issue. --MF-W {a, b} 18:20, 16 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
Fixed it myself now. --MF-W {a, b} 18:44, 17 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Main page protection

I'm interested in our project's main page protection - so edit it can only admins... Can we do that protection? --Dark Eagle (runuot · devīņs) 19:26, 17 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Technically, it's of course possible, however the problem is that then only full Incubator admins (not test-admins) could edit the page (more precisely: all members of a group that has the protect permission). However, it would be possible to restrict the editing of the page to autoconfirmed users, which is not exactly brilliant, but still a small level of protection. Another way would be to request a configuration change, but that can take a very long time... --MF-W {a, b} 19:55, 17 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
maybe for the first time we can give editing just for autoconfirmed users? --Dark Eagle (runuot · devīņs) 20:03, 17 April 2010 (UTC)Reply
No problem, done. --MF-W {a, b} 20:46, 17 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

hi [Nahuatl]

nhn (ISO 639 Nahuatl, Central language code) and English wikipedia Nahuatl and Nahuatl Wikipedia What to do Would you say ? İs this a language other?

Yes, see en:List of Nahuan languages. The (Classical) Nahuatl Wikipedia (which uses the ISO 639-2 code nah; its 639-3 code is nci, however) covers a different language than a Pipil (ppl) or Central Nahuatl (nhn) test wikipedia. It is however not clear to me which of these two languages is used in that test, as wp/nhn redirects to wp/ppl. --MF-W {a, b} 15:59, 4 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Current request for test adminship

Sorry to bother you but I see that my user status is now "translator", the only problem is that I've proposed to be test admin. Is this a mistake or things have changed since I've been away? Thanks by the way for deleting pages and moving them as requested. I know that was a lot of work. Regards. --Eko 16:37, 7 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Sorry, it was a mistake of mine. I corrected it. --MF-W {a, b} 09:26, 8 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, grateful for your work. --Eko 09:33, 8 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Change of alphabet

Do you think it's possible to switch from latin alphabet to IRCAM neo-tifinagh (tfng) alphabet adopted in Morocco ⴰⴱⴳⴷⴺⴻⴼⴽⵀⵃⵄⵅⵇⵉⵊⵍⵎⵏⵓⵔⵕⵖⵙⵚⵜⵟⵡⵢⵣⵥⵯ


It might not have a valid code (ISO 15924) but for our project wp/rif, this might be the easiest way to get over our disagreement in transcription and spelling. I'll leave the same message to Aryaz. --Eko 17:17, 10 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Technically, it's of course possible, however the question is whether the usability of wp/rif would remain the same, or would it become more difficult because of the installation of Tifinagh-keyboards/drivers/fonts/... From reading the Wikipedia article, I see that Latin script is more widely used than Tifinagh and therefore also more understood by more people? - These questions would have to be clarified, this is however an interesting attempt to solve the problem.
(some more detailed remarks will follow by mail) --MF-W {a, b} 17:23, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for giving me an answer and your efforts to help us. I hope users from wp/shi and wp/rif will take part in the debate. Using this alphabet would be interesting. It's the official alphabet for teaching tamazight in Morocco. It's really easy to learn, Morrocan Tv channels have broadcast for some years now an everyday educational programme to teach people this alphabet and to fight illiteracy. Educational tools like cdroms, textbooks and dictionaries are written in tifinagh. The problem of whether we include the sound schwa [ə] is solved as in tifinagh and IRCAM's spelling it isn't used except in some rare cases.
Example the word akeccuḍ (wood) is ⴰⴽⵛⵛⵓⴹ (just count the letters, one has disappeared in tifinagh, it's the sound schwa [ə].
(Whether we should write -e or no is another bone of contention in latin translitteration)
gh or ɣ, ε or â : this is not anymore a problem as in tifinagh gh or ɣ = and ε or â =
It's a left to right alphabet. With an european keyboard it's much easier to write in tifinagh than in arabic. IRCAM provides for free fonts and drivers if needed (http://www.ircam.ma/fr/index.php?soc=telec)
The possibilty of two alphabets like in Serbian Wikipedia is an excellent idea and we would have to take into account this :
  • ɣ = ⵖ -> indeed "gh" would be transcribed ⴳⵀ in tifinagh (and this is not what we want!)
  • the problem with g° and k° (ⴳⵯ and ⴽⵯ), ° could be also degrees.
  • only if we don't write the sound schwa (eg. not akeccuḍ but akccuḍ in latin alphabet so that in tifinagh we have ⴰⴽⵛⵛⵓⴹ). --Eko 19:15, 11 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Well, I'm confident that these problems can all be avoided in some way (look at a random page in sr: the standard is cyrillic script, latin script used is always latin script in Cyrillic + Latin versions, and cyrillic interwikis also don't cause trouble).
However, as far as I understand, two scripts can only be implemented in the subdomain after approval, not in Incubator.
It is however possible to translate the MediaWiki interface into more than one script, please visit [20], get translator rights and ask for enabling translation iinto the two scripts on support. There, you could surely also get information about how to implement a similar thing like the Serbian one on wp/rif.
Btw, a workaround for the dispute on gh or ɣ etc. could be to create a template - e. g. template:wp/rif/Yaγ (that's the letter's name I guess) containing the following code: {{#ifeq: {{Special:Mypage/yaγ}} | gh | gh | ɣ }}. The usage in articles would be to use {{Wp/rif/Yaγ}} instead of gh / ɣ - so, like a normal letter. If you want to see "gh", you have to create special:mypage/yaγ containing "gh", otherwise ɣ appears (of course, you (wp/rif community) would still have to determine what appears as standard, I just took ɣ as example here because you, Eko, favour ɣ). It is obvious that using this template would be quite cumbersome (maybe an exeption could be made and a shorter unprefixed form could be created to make usage a bit simpler). --- Just a proposal from me, of course, and you contributors have to decide. --MF-W {a, b} 17:11, 12 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
I cannot thank you enough for all your advice. Contributors are pretty scarce but with Aryaz, I hope we'll reach an agreement. --Eko 15:38, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Bitte um Löschung


Ich helfe gerade den Jamaikanern ein bisschen aus und wunderte mich dass die Funktion NUMBEROFARTICLES auf ihrer Hauptseite nicht aktualisiert wurde. Bei dem Versuch, das Problem zu korrigieren, habe ich fälschlicherweise die Template NUMBEROFARTICLES in ihren Artikelnamensraum gestellt. Ein simples Purge hätte genügt. Sorry. -Mkratz 21:38, 5 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Kein Problem, ist gelöscht. --MF-W {a, b} 15:47, 6 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Inconsistent article class icon template names

Hi again,

Would it be much trouble to fix the names of the following un-prefixed Template:Classicon shortcuts, to be somewhat more consistent?

  1. Template:A-Class-icon
  2. Template:B-icon
  3. Template:C-icon (The only one that actually does transclude the Classicon template)
  4. Template:FA
  5. Template:GAicon
  6. Template:NoFA
  7. Template:NoGA-icon

Or would it be better not to use the shortcuts anyway?

Also, I find it ominous that lots of nonexistent articles on Wp/jam/Wikipedia: Di nesiseri aatikl dem are already rated. Looks like the ratings refer to the respecive articles in some other language and were simply imported. - Thanks, Mkratz 00:48, 11 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Define "fix the names". In general, unprefixed templates should not exist and every test project can create prefixed templates like they want (with shortcuts or not). Feel free to remove ratings of non-existing pages and pages never rated. --MF-W {a, b} 18:08, 12 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Test wikis without infopage

Hallo! Was heisst Help us clean the Incubator: Does your wiki have its infopage? konkret? Wie kann ich mein Wiki (Wp/kiu/Pela Seri) fixieren? Kannst du mir die Vorgehensweise erklären bitte? Vielen Dank! --Mirzali 23:13, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hallo Mirzali, soweit ich das sehe, hat Wp/kiu bereits eine Infoseite: Wp/kiu. Wp/kiu steht ja auch nicht auf der Maintenance-Seite. --Murma174 10:51, 22 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Richtig, es geht darum, dass jedes Wiki eine Infoseite mit der Vorlage {{test wiki}} haben sollte, die auf die Hauptseite des Wikis verlinkt (also z. B. auf Wp/kiu/Pela Seri). --MF-W {a, b} 14:15, 22 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Cape Verdean Creole

Thanks for giving green light to the Cape Verdean Creole Wiktionary and Wikipedia projects.

On the Wp/kea/Pagina principal I'm stuck on the templates CURRENTDAYNAME, CURRENTDAY, CURRENTMONTHNAME and CURRENTYEAR. Could you please direct me to where I can find information about how to make them work for the Wp/Kea?

For CURRENTDAYNAME, for example, I need to use (from Monday to Sunday):

Segunda fera, Tersa fera, Kuarta fera, Kinta fera, Sexta fera, Sabado, Dia Domingo

Thank you so much for your assistance.


Virgilio A. P. Machado

Vapmachado 03:04, 26 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Perhaps it's time for..

... an archive? :) --OWTB 15:59, 5 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Let's wait for headline no. 100 :D --MF-W {a, b} 16:02, 5 July 2010 (UTC)Reply
Hahha :P You're up to breaking a record I see :D --OWTB 17:04, 5 July 2010 (UTC)Reply



Is there any way to have {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Wp/xxx}} exclude subcategories from the count, to obtain the net number of articles? --Mkratz 18:40, 18 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

I'm afraid there is no way :( --OWTB 19:34, 18 July 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hallo MF-Warburg!

Vor 15 Jahren hab' ich mal sehr gut in Pascal programmiert, hauptsächlioch Tsr etc., und wenn ich heute einen Transskriptor brauche, der zB. für polyglotte web-Seiten einen beliebige ASCII-string in ein Sonderzeichen für html umwandelt (ø ğ), dann schreibe ich das auch heute noch selbst. Überhaupt keine Ahnung aber habe ich von wiki-software.

Was brauche ich, um einen Bot zu schreiben, der zB. "" und ' ' durch „“ und ‚ ‘ ersetzt? Direkt, ohne html-code? Pascal versagt, da es sich nicht um ASCII-Zeichen handelt. Gibt es da spezielle Wiki-software zum Programmieren von Bots? Wo bekomme ich die? Kann ich damit ohne Anleitung zurechtkommen oder gibt es dazu extra tutorials o.ä.? Wenn nicht, was sonst würdest Du mir raten? (nein, hier brauche ich es nicht, wp/pfl kommt gut ohne aus   :-)    )

Lieben Gruß, --Skipper Michael 18:54, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Nun, am einfachsten ist es, m:Pywikipediabot zu verwenden. Anleitungen gibt es auf Meta genug dafür und auch ohne Python-Kenntnisse kann man es ganz gut benutzen, denn es sind jede Menge vorgefertigte Skripte dabei; für deinen Fall z. B. m:Pywikipediabot/replace.py. --MF-W {a, b} 18:12, 21 July 2010 (UTC)Reply
Herzlichen Dank! Ich werde mir beides gleich am Wochenende mal vornehmen. Lieben Gruß, --Skipper Michael 00:32, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Please see

this (probably not visible anymore in RC) :) --OWTB 16:07, 24 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Well, I still see it in my watchlist.. :-) --MF-W {a, b} 16:10, 24 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
That's a good one :P --OWTB 08:20, 27 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Useful templates repository


I have a complaint on my user talk page about problems finding appropriate templates. I think it might be useful to re-open unprefixed templates for editing in english, but not transcluding. I guess replacing their Move tab by a Copy tab is out of the question, but I imagine it shouldn't be hard to redirect all transclusion attempts from prefixed pages to Template:Use prefixed copy; that'd allow them to be used in user pages, etc.

I see even {{done}} has got the prefixed-copy template. IMHO, that goes too far.

Did nobody propose this in the discussion that lead to unprefixed templates being phased out? BTW, where is that discussion? Can't find it. --Mkratz 21:52, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

What do you mean by reopening them for editing? Some of them are protected, but the vast majority of them is not. Additionally, it is still possible to transclude them into non-prefixed pages (even in the main namespace, however editing of the unprefixed pages there is blocked). Indeed replacing the move by a copy tab would require a change to the software that is unlikely to be done; however maybe another solution could be found. Of course one could argue about {{done}} being a to-be-prefixed template, however I guess test projects don't have the opportunity to use such a template too often; and they could even have a translated version if they create their own one.
So, what exactly do you mean by "this" which should have been proposed during the discussion about introducing {{Use prefixed copy}}? (it was proposed and discussed in IRC, so you won't find anything here. The reason for introducing it was to prevent test projects use templates with common names together, while the template is only in one language - or only in English. Moreover, the usage of unprefixed templates in tests will cause problem when importing the test to an own subdomain). --MF-W {a, b} 17:50, 27 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
I see you haven't read the complaint. Quote: "I wish some of us unite to simplify things and place them [templates] at some appropriate place for newcomers. It really feels like reinventing the wheel sometimes."
Suppose someone needs a nifty template that lists certain categories; that already exists, only virtually no one can find it because it's called {{Wp/mai/शिर्षक}}
So, what we need is a place where we can have a collection of useful templates in major languages (another quote: "...had copied it from a language which i myself did not understand") where projects can lift source code from, instead of reinventing the wheel over and over again.
After some consideration, I think it'd be better to provide such a template pool with a prefix of its own, and leave the unprefixed namespace for incubator general-usage templates, such as {{done}}.
Then, we might harrass editors with messages like:
Think you have a useful template that might be of interest to other projects? Pool it! [dismiss]
Have a look at the demo.--Mkratz 09:56, 30 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
I also agree with Mkratz. Most of the users of incubator (in my opinion) are here because they know a language or interested to promote one. Knowing technical knowledge related to computers and programming is not their concern. Many would try developing elements in their projects, but would fail and get frustrated and discouraged. This is true mostly for developing templates for the project. I myself was discouraged to try many things after failing in some attempts. I give you an example. I tried to copy navbox design and structure from English wikipedia. I did not know until very recently that the structure was failing to build because the classes mentioned there were related to what was present in commons.css page. I mended the code by replacing all the classes (which were calling the styles from css) with style definitions directly in the navbox code. And here goes my navbox. But it still has some problems.
  1. I could not yet fix the collapsible feature issue.
  2. The navbar at the top left corner of box is not padding from left. I don't know why.
  3. There is some problem with child navboxes too. Which one can find in the last example on the page.
I could manage to fix the box upto that extent only because I kept learning about css and other matters in these days (i like to learn anything new, but this might not be case with everyone). Otherwise i would never know difference between "styles" and "classes". Now after i fixed the issue, i can make boxes of my interest, place them in the articles, and concentrate more on translating articles or writing something new. I could apply the structure of the navbox to other topic specific navboxes with just one single effort. And that is just copy the required code (and until the project is at incubator, replace all the un-prefixed links with prefixed ones) and translate the contents into your language, and here you go.
I checked many of the navboxes which other people were trying to make in other projects. Most of them were repeating the same steps and making the same mistakes which i was doing. I really don't know how many of them succeed later. Please, do check all the attempts of the people in the Template namespace. For me, it was really interesting to check the history of some pages.
Wikipedia is a great mean for promotion and preservation of languages. And a great source of knowledge and information. But why shall one need to learn technical matters related to the code specific to wikipedia before attempting to contribute in their language. I myself could have started contributing to the wiki project in my language two years back if i knew that helping build a project was that easy.
I don't know whether this issue matters to someone else or not, but I really want most of the work done before our project gets a final approval and has its own domain. I want most of the help pages translated, most of the useful templates built, portals built for individuals interested in any specific topics/field, etc. This will prevent many unnecessary repetitions of the steps and efforts. Like once we had a basic navbox structure, than anyone later can easily (and with less effort) can make navboxes about any topic. This is true for Infoboxes, Messageboxes, etc. Otherwise, each time one would have to make tables and arrange their structure individually for every specific design element.
I guess i said too much, and with very poor English. Regards. --Imdadb 05:28, 31 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
@Mkratz: Well, I *have* read the complaint, but did not quite understand what you were suggesting by re-open[ing] unprefixed templates for editing in english, but not transcluding.
@Imdadb: If you needed to write all you wrote to express what you wanted to express, I don't think at all you said too much. Additionally, I had no problems in understanding it.
@both: Actually, I thought it is very easy to copy and paste a template's source from a {{use prefixed copy}}-affected unprefixed one, or from en.wikipedia or Meta or another wiki; but as this appears not always to be the case, a "pool" of templates is indeed a good idea. Maybe it's not even necessary to do it with Inputboxes, but just putting links to templates that might be of interest (if they are in English or easily adaptable) on a page. Please have a look at User:Mkratz/demo/Pool/en, I have made some changes to it. What do you think them? --MF-W {a, b} 19:29, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hi. I'd like to ask: is it possible to transfer or import some Gagauz articles from Incubator to Old Wikisourse? Because they're not for the encyclopedia, but for Wikisourse.--Andrijko Z. 16:47, 10 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

I have responded at the old wikisource. --OWTB 06:34, 11 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for doing that. --MF-W {a, b} 21:09, 11 September 2010 (UTC)Reply


I have a request to you: can you archive your discussion? I's hard to open this page sometimes... Thank you=)--Andrijko Z. 16:48, 20 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
Well, this user is waiting for 100 headings and we now have 95 :) --OWTB 04:43, 21 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
96 now=)--Andrijko Z. 07:49, 21 September 2010 (UTC)Reply


Kannst du bitte den folgenden Text bei Template:Welcome/de einfügen oder mir die Rechte dazu geben:

Rechts findest du einige nützliche Links und hier sind ein paar Tipps und Infos:

  • Wenn du bisher noch keine Benutzterseite erstellt hast, solltest du jetzt eine erstellen und zumindest die Babel Vorlagen auf ihr einbinden.
  • Unter Einstellungen kannst du das Interface an deine Sprache anpassen.
  • Wenn du Artikel, Vorlagen oder Kategorien für einem Test erstellen möchtest, vergiss nicht, ein Präfix einzufügen!
  • Wenn du über gute Englischkenntnisse verfügst, kannst du mithelfen, den Inkubator zu übersetzen, sodass mehr Leute ihn verstehen können.
  • Wenn du das Interface in eine andere Sprache übersetzten willst, besuche bitte Betawiki und erstelle dort bitte einen Account. Folge dann einfach der Anleitung die du dort siehst.

Wenn du irgendwelche Fragen haben solltest, kannst du sie gerne auf meiner Diskussionsseite stellen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Danke --Sannaj 15:54, 11 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Warum nicht beides? Bitte sehr :) --MF-W {a, b} 19:13, 11 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Vielen Dank --Sannaj 20:23, 12 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Banjar Wikipedia

Hi MF-W, Thank for support Banjar Wikipedia which now is created. I have a question where I can apply sysop (administrator) for the wiki since I am not in incubator as test-adminship for wp/bjn? Thank in advanced for your attention and cooperation.--J Subhi pemandiran 11:47, 23 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Make a request on bjn:Wikipidia:Portal komunitas (or create a new page for requests for adminship) and get support from the bjn contributors. You can then request adminship on Meta. You can also ask for temporary adminship like this. --MF-W {a, b} 16:51, 24 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, MF-W.--J Subhi pemandiran 01:49, 25 October 2010 (UTC)Reply


Could you support your Wikipedia here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/Wikipedia_Tacelḥit --Kaiyr 23:38, 9 November 2010 (UTC)Reply

Well, that is not "my Wikipedia". Additionally, there is no need to express extravagant "supports" or "opposes", as the process of allwoing new language versions is not subject to any voting. The Tachelhit Wikipedia has already been "verified as eligible". See m:Language_committee/Status/wp/shi for what's still missing - an active test and a translation of the interface. --MF-W {a, b} 21:12, 10 November 2010 (UTC)Reply


If these articles are not exported, it's time to do it and delete them here. Wn/cs made in 2008, but they're still here... Time to do something with them:

Indeed, if they have not yet missed any of those pages, they probably already have them or don't need them anymore. I'll let the bot delete them. --MF-W {a, b} 17:09, 23 December 2010 (UTC)Reply