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Using templates for translation[edit]

How about using templates (in the template namespace) for translation; for each message one; wich will be editable by any autopatrolled (this right is granted by sysops only) user (using e.g. AbuseFilter to protect it)? I think most of our autopatrolled users can be trusted not to abuse their rights. -- Rillke(q?) 21:48, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

This seems like an icky hack. That is, we are essentially creating a new tier (e.g. anon, autoconfirmed, sysop) in the page protection system by using the abuse filter. But I'm not against it if this is what the community wants. Killiondude (talk) 21:33, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
I just know that I don't want to fulfill tons of edit requests here and sometimes it takes that long until such a request is fulfilled that it is (nearly) void in-between. -- Rillke(q?) 22:23, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
@Rillke: I'd support this, and we have the Translate extension enabled now ;-) --Ricordisamoa 21:30, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Message ID[edit]

I assume the message IDs should only be used once and in a ascending order. If yes it should be documented in the instructions and the out-of-order message ID fixed. --Denniss (talk) 08:15, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Template:WatchlistNotice#Parameter id: Each message should have a unique id. An exception are messages with the same content. Incrementing can be done for manually crafted messages; the Wizard automatically generates a unique id. As soon as the Wizard supports publishing the message, I will add a link to it here. The issue with extending the end date is that some people may see the message twice because the key that is responsible for hiding the message expired. -- Rillke(q?) 12:30, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia is not only the US[edit]

The messages on the WatchlistNotice are very US-centric, for example why is a "Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn" announced? This is only important for a small minority of the users who live near Brooklyn. Why is "Wiki Loves Monuments USA" announced but not Wiki Loves Monuments in general announced? (Respecting w:WP:POINT I don't request seperate notices for all Wiki Loves Monument editions listed at [1], which would be fair)

The function to translate notices to other languages for normal users would be nice, but this would be to easy I guess. It could be done using the Translate extension, and embledding the result on the MediaWiki page. --Pyfisch (talk) 14:45, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

You see these message only if you could not be geo-located (because you're using IPv6, satellite DSL or a proxy) or because you have JavaScript disabled.
About the translation suggestion: #Using templates for translation -- Rillke(q?) 14:53, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm seeing these notices from multiple computers on multiple IPs and I don't think I've turned off javascript. (I also think the yellow is overdoing it - these notices are already in a very prominent place). --99of9 (talk) 02:18, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
That's a pity. Would you like me to help finding the cause? Can you tell me whether the "alert message" here displays the country (AU stands for Australia) and coordinates (lat < -10; lon > 110) as expected? Thanks in advance! (Just tested this with an Australian web proxy and this worked.) If we find that the WMF-IP service does not always work, I will add an option to inverse the logic: If the user could not be located, the message is hidden by default. I regret having you spammed. -- Rillke(q?) 08:42, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support to hide it by default. --Ricordisamoa 17:23, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
I have to use IPv6, and IPv6 is the future so this should probably support location for IPv6 or at least give the option to set your location manually. --Pyfisch (talk) 14:23, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
I agree with you. However, this isn't something Rilke can do himself or herself. Basically, this has to be done by the Wikimedia Foundation / MediaWiki coders. Commons (and other projects) just use the code that is currently built in that grabs your geolocation based on IPV4. Currently, bugzilla:40572 is active. You can add a comment there expressing your opinion if you'd like. Killiondude (talk) 04:10, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

New watchlist message[edit]

{{edit request}} Please add the following watchlist message:

{{WatchlistNotice
 |id = 1391373081848
 |text = {{LangSwitch
   | en-gb = The '''[[Commons:Photo challenge]]''' January 2014 themes are ready for voting: [[Commons:Photo Challenge/2014 - January - A bunch of stuff/Voting|'''A bunch of stuff''']] and [[Commons:Photo Challenge/2014 - January - January/Voting|'''January''']]. For February 2014 there are two themes: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - February - Newsworthy|'''Newsworthy''']] and [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - February - Two of something|'''Two of something''']]. Please read the theme descriptions for full submission rules on each theme.
   | default = The '''[[Commons:Photo challenge]]''' January 2014 themes are ready for voting: [[Commons:Photo Challenge/2014 - January - A bunch of stuff/Voting|'''A bunch of stuff''']] and [[Commons:Photo Challenge/2014 - January - January/Voting|'''January''']]. For February 2014 there are two themes: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - February - Newsworthy|'''Newsworthy''']] and [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - February - Two of something|'''Two of something''']]. Please read the theme descriptions for full submission rules on each theme.
 }}
 |type = other_media_contests
 |from = 2014-02-02 00:00:00
 |until = 2014-02-28 23:59:59
}}

Colin (talk) 20:31, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Done. At some point I think a discussion would be helpful about whether to advertise this every month. --99of9 (talk) 02:51, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

New watchlist message[edit]

{{edit request}} Please add the following watchlist message:

{{WatchlistNotice
 |id = 1396385691094
 |text = {{LangSwitch
   | en-gb = The '''[[Commons:Photo challenge]]''' March  2014 themes are ready for voting: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March - Proverbs and idioms/Voting|'''Proverbs and idioms''']] and [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March - Surface textures/Voting|'''Surface textures''']]. The March/April theme [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March-April - Traditions|'''Traditions''']] is still open for submissions. For April 2014 there are two themes: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - April  - Four Elements|'''Four Elements''']] and [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - April  - Food and drinks worldwide|'''Food and drinks worldwide''']]. Plus for April/May a longer-running theme: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - April-May - Politics and politicians|'''Politics and politicians''']]. Please read the theme descriptions for full submission rules on each theme.
   | default = The '''[[Commons:Photo challenge]]''' March  2014 themes are ready for voting: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March - Proverbs and idioms/Voting|'''Proverbs and idioms''']] and [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March - Surface textures/Voting|'''Surface textures''']]. The March/April theme [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - March-April - Traditions|'''Traditions''']] is still open for submissions. For April 2014 there are two themes: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - April  - Four Elements|'''Four Elements''']] and [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - April  - Food and drinks worldwide|'''Food and drinks worldwide''']]. Plus for April/May a longer-running theme: [[Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - April-May - Politics and politicians|'''Politics and politicians''']]. Please read the theme descriptions for full submission rules on each theme.
 }}
 |type = other_media_contests
 |from = 2014-04-01 00:00:00
 |until = 2014-04-30 23:59:59
}}

Colin (talk) 20:55, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Thanks for helping. -- Rillke(q?) 10:36, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

A widespread security vulnerable[edit]

{{editprotected}} Yesterday a widespread security vulnerable in OpenSSL was disclosed doesn't sound like English to me. I believe this should say vulnerability instead of vulnerable. darkweasel94 22:19, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done -- Rillke(q?) 22:26, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Vietnamese Translation[edit]

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I'm not too familiar with the Photo Challenge as I'm not really a participant there, and the sitenotice + watchlist-notice about the Heartbleed Bug is a little too technical for my limited vocabulary skills to handle. --TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:40, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, TeleComNasSprVen. To save your time in future, have a look at the expiration date (|until = ). -- Rillke(q?) 09:51, 10 April 2014 (UTC)