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Revision as of 21:22, 3 January 2021 by Jvvg (talk | contribs) (→‎Creating a new wiki: reply to lankybo01)

Welcome to my talk page!

I was using that page

They haven't made me an admin yet, and I really wasn't done improving that page. Could it be unprotected since ths wiki is still under construction? U W N (talk) 21:54, 30 October 2015 (MET)

OK, I unprotected it. Just be warned that once this opens for real, we will have to protect it, though you will probably have admin privileges at that point.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:00, 30 October 2015 (MET)
You're talking about the frontpage, right? Sorry, but is it really necessary to protect the frontpage? We don't have it protected in any other wiki either... - LiFaytheGoblin (talk) 23:07, 30 October 2015 (MET)
Yeah, this is about the front page. We actually do have it protected on the English Wiki, as it is a page that doesn't need to change very frequently and any change that does occur can be easily be done by an admin, but it is a very important page that we want to make sure always looks nice.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:11, 30 October 2015 (MET)

Well, I have seen many mods of confirm account. Does yours automatically create them as autoconfirmed? The original does, so if you haven't changed it, say yes. U W N (talk) 00:10, 31 October 2015 (MET)

Well, actually, I'm going to be a technical admin, so I don't know if I will be getting sysop. I'll have to re-consult with Martin. U W N (talk) 00:14, 31 October 2015 (MET)

It does create users as autoconfirmed users. However, since there really is no reason for non-admins to edit the page at all, we figured it would be safer to protect it for admins only. Also, I am actually a "technical" admin too. Though I am working on setting up the Wiki itself, I actually mostly do code work. For example, so far I have upgraded the version of MediaWiki, retrofitted the Scratch Wiki Skin to work on MediaWiki 1.25, and set up the Scratch-modded version of ConfirmAccounts here.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 01:57, 31 October 2015 (MET)

Well, would you mind setting up a protect level where only members of the project can edit? Code is this: $wgRestrictionLevels[] = 'DACHadmins';
$wgGroupPermissions['DACHadmins']['DACHadmins'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['DACHadmins']['protect'] = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['DACHadmins']['unprotect'] = true;
$wgAddGroups['DACHadmins'][] = 'DACHadmins';
$wgRemoveGroups['DACHadmins'][] = 'DACHadmins';

Then go here, and check the box labeled DACHadmins. Then I can fix other things from there. U W N (talk) 02:11, 31 October 2015 (MET) Actually, they changed my job again. Now it is to manage coordination between projects. U W N (talk) 16:11, 31 October 2015 (MET)

I don't know exactly what position title we should be using, but I agree that we should have something for people who work with the project but aren't full administrators here. I think something like "Project Manager" would work. Do you agree?
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:18, 1 November 2015 (MET)

I'm OK with that, but I think Mtwoll wants to have EWs instead--let's merge them. U W N (talk) 16:31, 4 November 2015 (MET)

Mtwoll (talk) 18:15, 4 November 2015 (MET)

Are we gonna set up WikiMonitor soon?

I was the only one who volunteered to host it, so please let me know if I can. Since I don't have the WikiMonitor password on Scratch, if it is me I need it hand-approved. U W N (talk) 04:10, 5 November 2015 (MET)

Since this is still being set up, we should probably wait until everything else is done. However, once it is done, I will send you the files and instructions on how to use it. Just be warned that it requires PHP with the command-line libraries and cURL installed on the computer you're running it on.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:44, 6 November 2015 (MET)

Isn't cPanel for WEBSITES?! U W N (talk) 05:25, 6 November 2015 (MET)

Oh you said cURL. OK. U W N (talk) 05:25, 6 November 2015 (MET)

Template questions

Hello, i'm making a to do list for the French Wiki but i have problem with the progress bar. I let you see Can you help me please ? Smrman (talk) 18:57, 18 November 2015 (MET)

The problem is that the template you're trying to reference doesn't exist. Someone needs to create the page Template:Progress bar for you to be able to use it. I'm not great at templates, so you may want to consider asking ErnieParke instead.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 04:00, 19 November 2015 (MET)
Ok thanks for the explainations Smrman (talk) 16:42, 19 November 2015 (MET)
If you want to create a Progrss bar template you could look here:,000 Mtwoll (talk) 20:07, 19 November 2015 (MET)
But were did you get that text here?

{{Progress bar|<85>}} {{Progression|85}} {{Composition bar|85|100|red}} {{Percentage bar|85|c=red}} {{Percent-done|done=85|total=100}} {{Progress meter|<85>}} or {{Progress meter|current=<85>}} {{percentile|85}} {{Backlog progress bar|initial=0 |goal=100 |category=|unit= }} {{Stage short|85%}}

If It's from the English scratch-wiki the templates should be there and therefore also here, because user:ErnieParke transferred all templates from there to here... Mtwoll (talk) 20:14, 19 November 2015 (MET)

Stardard & language namespaces

Hi there!

I recently joined this site to help on the Spanish test-wiki. I've been checking all the docs here in order to get started properly, but some doubts remain. Hope these aren't answered elsewhere, I promise I looked thoroughly... :)

  • I saw that language namespaces were changed from 2 to 3 digits last year, so in our case from Es: to Spa:. Old Es: pages are there but they correctly redirect to their Spa: counterparts. But: the Community portal (here) is working the other way around, that is, Spa:Portal de la comunidad redirects to Talk:Es:Portal de la comunidad. This may not be a crucial issue, but I suspect that's related to the next question.
  • As I create namespaced pages (Help or Templates, for example), should they be Spa:Template:Whatever or Template:Spa:Whatever? That's how I create them via link, anyway? (say writing [[Spa:Template:Whatever]] in an existing page)
  • I understand that standard namespaces are usually translated as well, are they? So in our Spanish wiki it would actually be something like Spa:Plantilla:Lo que sea. Do I just create the links like that? Or are these translations done elsewhere for the whole site?

Thanks a lot in advance. Again, I hope I'm not re-asking already answered questions... I'm eager to start editing, but I want to do things in the proper order!!

Frjurado (talk) 17:24, 25 April 2017 (MEST)

Creating a new wiki

Hi, i've read some articles about getting started, and i cannot understand how i can create a new wiki (i. e. From what i've read, i need to create some pages for the Wiki before actually creating a new subdomain. Is this true? LankyBox01 (talk) 18:47, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

Yes, you need to create a sufficient amount of pages and have an active community before getting a full subdomain Wiki. The reason for this is a full subdomain Wiki requires more resources and management effort.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:22, 3 January 2021 (UTC)