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Uncategorized pages

Take this criticism however you wish, but I find it odd that a technical infrastructure project would have almost 1,200 uncategorized pages in its database. Respectfully, --NibKing (talk) 05:13, 6 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

This wiki is very disorganized and is lacking a lot of the most basic infrastructure. E.g. one uncategorized page is Albert: why was this just blanked instead of deleted or redirected? No idea but it's been that way for six years. Koavf (talk) 10:03, 6 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
Opinions vary on the best way to organize any given wiki. cf. w:en:WP:Categories, lists, and navigation templates. In addition to the 3 options in that Enwiki page, there is the 4th method of using subpages to organize contents, e.g. the uncategorized Analytics/... pages. Many of the pages on this wiki use either the subpages or navbox methods, and the people who use those pages are presumably satisfied with that. There are some recently-started efforts to make improvements to this wiki as a whole, but having every page categorized is not a priority, and possibly not even a goal (it hasn't been discussed, you're the first people to mention categories). For contrast, meta-wiki and mediawiki-wiki both have over 5,000 (the maximum cached result) uncategorized pages. (informally: see also mw:User:Quiddity/Zanzu problem #2 ;-) HTH. Quiddity (talk) 18:46, 6 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

Tracking file usage on Commons

As far as I can see, this talk page is the nearest thing Wikitech has to a village pump. Please move this elsewhere if there's somewhere more appropriate.

Because Wikitech uses InstantCommons to use files on Wikimedia Commons, those uses don't automatically appear on Commons file pages in the way that uses on most Wikimedia projects do. I've just set up a bot on Commons, Usage Bot, that will track uses of files on Wikitech (and eventually other sites, I hope) in galleries below c:Commons:Files used on Wikitech. That way, use of Commons files on Wikitech will be (rather indirectly) visible on Commons file pages. See c:File:WMCS data services.svg for an example. --bjh21 (talk) 22:14, 27 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Deploying the Phonos in-line audio player to your Wiki


Apologies if this message is not in your language, ⧼Please help translate⧽ to your language.

This wiki will soon be able to use the inline audio player implemented by the Phonos extension. This is part of fulfilling a wishlist proposal of providing audio links that play on click.

With the inline audio player, you can add text-to-speech audio snippets to wiki pages by simply using a tag:

<phonos file="audio file" label="Listen"/>

The above tag will show the text next to a speaker icon, and clicking on it will play the audio instantly without taking you to another page. A common example where you can use this feature is in adding pronunciation to words as illustrated on the English Wiktionary below.

{{audio|en|En-uk-English.oga|Audio (UK)}}

Could become:

<phonos file="En-uk-English.oga" label="Audio (UK)"/>

The inline audio player will be available in your wiki in 2 weeks time; in the meantime, we would like you to read about the features and give us feedback or ask questions about it in this talk page.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Language team

02:26, 27 July 2023 (UTC)

Requesting admin rights

There's no real village pump or admin's noticeboard here, so I'm using this to request admin rights. As you can see from my recent edits and deleted contributions, I've been trying to fight spam and vandalism here and I would be more successful if I could block and delete.

And furthermore, as a heads up, we have a few bureaucrats who have not edited in years. While this is a non-SUL wiki and the danger of having an account hijacked is lower, it may still be a good idea to remove advanced user rights in some of these cases:

Thanks. Koavf (talk) 08:11, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Please see Wikitech:Content administrators for how to request access. --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:42, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 17:47, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

Proposed revisions for this page

Please see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T344636 for links to my proposed revisions and background info about them. Triciaburmeister (talk) 17:45, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply