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If you message me here, i will reply here, as that is the logical place, keeping the conversation in one place; in replying, i will ping you, in case you haven't watched this page.

August 2020[edit source]

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About meta links[edit source]

Hi,thank you for participating in the translation.:)The meta page name basically uses English, so for meta links, the left half of the pipe link is /hu after the English name if the translated page exists (creates). If the translation page does not exist, leave it as is.The right half will be the part that will be displayed on the page, so it's correct to translate.thanks.--松•Matsu (talk) 13:15, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

@: Ok, I see. And when a page is ready to translate, then what to do? Because I have translated a page and it says that 86%, even 100% is done. Why? But otherwise it's very useful to translate. Thanks, --Lois (talk) 14:01, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

The part marked with the pen silhouette can still be translated.The pages to translate include FAQ/hu.thanks.--松•Matsu (talk) 14:15, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
See page Special:Log/pagetranslation for translation instructions.I also left some examples on the Hungarian main page.When creating a translation page, you can create a Hungarian translation page by adding /hu after the English page and searching in meta.--松•Matsu (talk) 14:41, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I forgot to write, please create a translation page only for pages designated to be translated--松•Matsu (talk) 14:46, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
@: What kind of translation page should I create? A regular wiki page called "Translations"? Many pages need to be translated, almost all of them. --Lois (talk) 15:07, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
@Lois: (edit conflict) It is late in @:'s time zone, so he asked me to assist you with translating pages on Meta using the Translate extension. If I've understood correctly, you're just wanting to know what the next step is in your translating. On the translation subpage (not the one in Translations: namespace), you just click on "Translate," and then any items with a little light blue arrow and a white diagonal line inside (believe that's what Pine meant by pen) are translation units still requiring translation or updating into the given language. So, in your case, you could click here, as one example, and then click into the first translation unit requiring translation. This should produce a dialog box. On the left side is the source language (usually English) and on the right side is the translated language (Hungarian, in this case). The existing English text on the left side is above the box. Copy and paste that text into the box below (on the left side), and the Yandex translation tool should produce a translation to the given language. If you are a native speaker, you can fix any grammatical or linguistic issues that the translation tool may be not be the best at. When you are finished some or all of the remaining translation units, add an edit summary stating the units you've translated, and hit "save" or "submit." An administrator, translation administrator, or patroller will review your work from their review of Special:RecentChanges. Hope this helps. Dmehus (talk) 15:11, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Thank you so much, everything is understandable. But it will be here tonight too. I have other things to do now. Then I will read your message again tomorrow afternoon. I just have one more question: for example, this word is free template database (in code view) and the first part of it doesn't need to be translated, right? --Lois (talk) 15:42, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

Global user pages[edit source]

Hi Lois,

I'm glad to see you've made a local user page on Meta. While you can, absolutely, have local user pages, as you are quite active on Miraheze globally already, I thought I should make you aware of global user pages. Not all Miraheze wikis will have this extension enabled, but on those that do, and provided they don't also use the SocialProfile extension, your global user page will be displayed on any wiki where you do not currently have a local user page. There are some limitations to global user pages, however, notably that because it's treated as a non-existent local page, you can't add categories to it (you can add categories to the global user page on the wiki where it exists locally, but those categories apply on that wiki only). As well, if you have a lot of attached accounts to your global account, it's recommended you maintain a local Meta user page which you would update more frequently than your global user page, as frequent updates to one's global user page creates a lot of updates for jobrunner1 and jobrunner2 in terms of cascading the most updated version to the various wikis.

Nevertheless, those caveats aside, I am a big fan of global user pages. If you want to create yours, it is done on Loginwiki, and you can access it at here. There are a number of userbox and user page templates at Category:Userbox Templates and Category:Userboxes, but if you need any more imported, you can contact me on my Meta user talk page.

Dmehus (talk) 22:01, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Hello @Dmehus: Thanks the info :) I didn’t know I was a global user. But thanks! I try to be an awesome and useful user here on Miraheze :) I currently have 3 wikis (isn’t that a problem?) And there will even be an adopted wiki, which I’m really looking forward to. And besides that, I translate here on the Meta page from English to Hungarian. Of course, I’ll want to get permission (bureaucrat, or interwiki administrator, or wiki creator), but that’s still the future. I'm too "young" for these. And of course I learn how Miraheze works. And I feel good because you’re here too and you help me a lot :) - Lois (talk) 06:28, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@Lois: Thanks for the reply. No, three wikis isn't a problem, as long as you can comfortably manage and contribute to them. Just over burden yourself, and you will be fine. I would actually not say you are "too young" to be either an interwiki administrator or wiki creator. As long as you understand the policy governing the former and how interwiki links work and are active on Meta in some way, you'd be fine. As a native speaker of Hungarian, that also stands you in good favour. With regard to the latter, principally, you just need to understand Content Policy and, optionally, Dormancy Policy and the wiki creators' guide. If you'd like to volunteer for either or both of those, I'd be happy to nominate you in maybe a couple weeks (or whenever you like). Dmehus (talk) 12:58, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: I would be so happy if I could finally be someone (wiki creator and interwiki admin). But it's too early, I think. I'm always here in the afternoon and on the weekends. I learn, read and translate (not in this order). And I edit my wikis :) And all your help means a lot to me. Thanks :) - Lois (talk) 13:39, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

File uploads on Meta[edit source]

Hi Lois,

Just noticed you uploaded a couple photos of your cat, File:Caesy.jpg and File:Caesy1.jpg, to Meta, possibly for your Meta user page. While we do allow some file uploading to Meta, generally speaking, we prefer uploads over at Miraheze Commons. Miraheze Commons does accept copyrighted works, provided you are the copyright owner (which, in this case, you clearly are as the likely photographer of your cat), but most of the images are either public domain or CreativeCommons-licensed images, since the images on Commons can be used on any Miraheze wiki (not just Meta).

I won't do anything with those images for now, until you've migrated them to Miraheze Commons. When you are finished, let me know, and I'll delete the redundant Meta versions.

Dmehus (talk) 15:02, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Dmehus: Yes, I just wanted to upload a picture because I really wanted it on my user page. But it doesn't matter, too complicated, you can delete them. Rather, it will be a Miraheze image instead. Thanks :) - Lois (talk) 15:14, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@Lois: Oh, I should've also mentioned and better clarified, you can use a Miraheze Commons image on Meta. To do so, you just include the given file name from its location on Miraheze Commons, and it will be shown on locally. Observe the following image from my Loginwiki global user page, which doesn't exist on Meta as it is a Miraheze Commons image:
Example of a Miraheze Commons-hosted image shown locally
You just need to click the "embedded file" button and input the name of the file as it exists on Miraheze Commons without the File: namespace and wikilink square brackets. Hope this helps.
--Dmehus (talk) 15:23, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Yes, I already did :) Will Miraheze logo.svg be good? I hope it will be good :) Thanks :) - Lois (talk) 15:29, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@Lois: Yep, you can use that image, absolutely, and that's hosted on Miraheze Commons, so the process is the same for linking to your Siamese cat photo after you uploaded them to Commons. I just don't want you to satisfice with using the Miraheze logo on your global user page if you really would like to use your cat photo. I'd be happy to upload the photo for you, as an example, if you let me know the approximate date you took the photo and confirm that you're the photographer. Dmehus (talk) 15:33, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
@Dmehus: Oh, thanks dear Dmehus :) The picture was taken on February 21, 2018, and I took the photo. So it will be much more personal my user page. - Lois (talk) 15:42, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
 Doing… I will note it as a copyrighted image of yourself, pending you changing that. Thanks. Dmehus (talk) 15:56, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Oh super :) Thank you so much :) - Lois (talk) 16:01, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
 Done. You can now use those filenames on your global user page. Dmehus (talk) 16:04, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
Dear @Dmehus: thank you so much your work :) You are an angel! But I can only use one image (caesy.jpg) Thank you so much again! - Lois (talk) 16:23, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
No problem, Lois. I suspect that the reason you can only use one photo is that user info template is only set to allow one photo. You could alternatively add an image transclusion in the body of your global user page, if you wished, or as part of the "comments" template parameter. I can't actually see the image for some reason, but could be related to the delay in including your image on Loginwiki. Dmehus (talk) 16:41, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
I didn't see the picture either. I'd rather use the other one, maybe it's better. No, I don't need another picture. There would be a lot of cats :) I will post more info on my user page later. Your user page so nice :) all important information is there. You are clever! - Lois (talk) 16:52, 27 September 2020 (UTC)