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Special:MyLanguage in a system message[edit source]

I recently saw the system message that says "Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies." "More information" "OK", the link directs to Privacy Policy#4. Cookies when it should direct to Special:MyLanguage/Privacy Policy#4. Cookies. (I don't know if this regards the Stewards, if it does please move this thread) --Sabelöga (talk) 06:25, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

I do no know how welcome this message is as I have not really done anything here in the last 24 hours but... this cannot be changed by Stewards or Meta administrators. This must be changed by a Sysadmin. I have made a pull request to change this. R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:48, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
R4356th's pull request looks fine to me. I can't think of any reason why not to implement this change, as we're not even adding Special:MyLanguage in an interface message or anything, but yeah, to add to what R4356th said, if it cannot be changed on-wiki, then your best bet is to open a Phabricator task and a system administrator can consider implementing the change—after first determining if a community discussion is required or not. This is likely a very non-controversial change, as it only helps internationalize our cookie warning message. Additionally, any community volunteer can implement the change, as R4356th has done, and any system administrator can merge it. Dmehus (talk) 15:03, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
The change has been merged, by the way. It should be live by now. :) R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 17:10, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
It has, thanks very much :) Anyway, I should really learn how to use Phabricator, but I haven't gotten around to do that yet.. Sabelöga (talk) 20:45, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Question about Content Policy/fr[edit source]

En français c'est bourré de fautes de syntaxe --Zazoult (talk) 22:16, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Zazoult Please note I have procedurally moved this question from Talk:Content Policy/fr as talk pages on Meta Wiki are infrequently monitored and because centralized discussion is preferred. In this case, Meta:Administrators' noticeboard is the best venue for this question, which translates from the French using Google Translate as, "In French it's full of syntax errors." Do you mean technical syntax errors, or language syntax errors? If the latter, I'd recommend reaching out to either HeartsDo, a French speaking translation administrator on Meta Wiki; Reception123, a French speaking administrator on Meta Wiki, or Gerdami, an active French speaking translator on Meta Wiki. They will likely need you to clarify your question a bit, though. If the former, can you clarify what sort of errors, possibly by way of linking to a specific diff, or quoting a brief example? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 22:39, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
J'ai essayé de retraduire, parce que la synthaxe est très importante il faut quand même que çà soit compréhensible pour les éditeurs ou les créateurs surtout concernant les conditions générales de cette ferme de wiki. Zazoult (talk) 22:48, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
Merci Zazoult de vouloir améliorer la traduction française de cette page. Il en reste d'ailleurs beaucoup à traduire. Cependant, ";Ceci n'est pas une erreur de syntaxe", en effet, le ";" en début de phrase sert à placer une emphase sur le texte et ne demande ni espace ni minuscule. Cordialement, Gerdami (talk) 07:55, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Zazoult Merci et j'ai juste fait changer comme l'a dit Gerdami, l'histoire du ";". Par contre, juste une dernière question pour savoir: Pourquoi "Politiques et réglementation" en titre pour "Content Policy" ? HeartsDo (Talk / Global / Wiki Creator) 12:22, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Request for agreement with flood flag while templates maintenanance[edit source]

Hello administrators, i want ask you if you agree with addition of flood flag to my account while i will continue with templates maintenance later in this week. I've noticed that my mass changes floods out RC, but some users may want have these edits in RC for transparency. Please do not take this as bothering and please do not reply with page about flood flag, it is not policy. I want your opinion :). Thank you,--MrJaroslavik (talk) 10:57, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

If you are doing trivial and repetitive tasks, I see absolutely no issue with you adding the flood flag in order to not spam RecentChanges Reception123 (talk) (C) 12:01, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
It is creation of docs, categorising, sometimes completely rewrite or deletein if its merged or not used, etc.--MrJaroslavik (talk) 12:27, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
I personally have no issues with this. While Meta:Flood flag is not a policy, it is a guideline of generally and widely accepted customs and practices. Template maintenance isn't specifically mentioned, but categorizing of templates and merging templates should generally be non-controversial. Rewriting depends on the level of rewriting, I think. I personally see no issue with adding flood to create documentation subpages, though others may not share this view. I would also just note that the flood flag does not suppress edits from RC on the IRC and Discord feeds; it would only affect on-wiki RC. Hope that helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:17, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for Adding "Tools" to MediaWiki:Edittools[edit source]

Please add these to MediaWiki:Edittools: <translate></translate> · <languages /> · {{#translation:}} · <tvar|></> · [[Special:MyLanguage/]]. Just for clarification, {{translation}} should be replaced by {{#translation:}}. Thank you. R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:06, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

By the way, the Interface Administrators policy does not mention where to request this kind of changes. Could that page be updated and could someone clarify if I am at the right place, please? R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:10, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
R4356th This doesn't actually need a interface administrator, as any administrator on Meta can handle these requests. Interface administrators are only needed for edits to sitewide gadgets or CSS. In any case, Meta:Administrators' noticeboard is indeed the best location. Anyway, I've done this request, but your request is a bit unclear as I wasn't unsure if you only wanted {{#translation:}} replaced. If you wanted the other links added, can you please clarify where on the MediaWiki:Edittools page you want them added? Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 14:16, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
"your request is a bit unclear" Um... the topic or thread title states "Adding"? "If you wanted the other links added, can you please clarify where on the MediaWiki:Edittools page you want them added?" And why exactly? That should be admin-discretion. R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:20, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
R4356th Well, I just don't want to break anything. Should it be added above the charinsert tags? Dmehus (talk) 14:25, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
When you dont want break anything, why not just leave it for someone else? There is no need to have it done in one minute after request...--MrJaroslavik (talk) 14:30, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Please refer to this. Thank you. R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:27, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I've added it here. Presumably, we don't want to translate MediaWiki:Edittools, correct? So, I suppose we should discourage translations of that page? Dmehus (talk) 14:29, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
I think I've figured it out, so this seems to be  done now. Please advise if any further changes are needed / wanted. Dmehus (talk) 14:32, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── LGTM except for the fact that "·" is appearing as an edit tool which could be fixed. Also, using the nowiki tag was not needed as we could simply not mark the page for translation. R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:35, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

True. I included · was included within your code tags, so assumed that meant you wanted it included. I'll remove that. That's true about the nowiki tag; on the other hand, it doesn't hurt anything to have it, in case a page was inadvertently marked for translation. Dmehus (talk) 14:38, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
I see. Thank you very much. R4356th 2,942 Local Contributions Logged Actions Rights CentralAuth (talk) 14:53, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem. Dmehus (talk) 15:11, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Proposed policy for adding extensions and changing settings on Meta[edit source]

Hello. For the community's information, I have drafted a local Meta RFC in order to resolve the contentious question of adding extensions/settings to Meta. Please check it out and let me know if you have feedback/add proposals before I submit it as an Request for Comment. DeeM28 (talk) 17:22, 1 March 2021 (UTC)