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Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web[change]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:35, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey vote[change]

18:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)

Removing bugs..[change]

waterfall -

In very simple terms the citation templates used are trying to do something that HTML5 does not allow. Putting List markup (DL, UL , OL) inside a SPAN tag. This is impossibleby HTML structuring conventions.

Perhaps someone here can write a version of the template, that DOES work and doesn't need me to run around playing hunt the pedantic parser failing? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:43, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

I've removed the quotes; it looks like a format we don't follow anymore (or didn't follow in the first place). Hiàn (talk) 21:55, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
I've also deleted the templates, please let myself or another admin know if it breaks anything or there are more templates to be deleted. Cheers, Hiàn (talk) 21:59, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

Advanced Search[change]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 11:03, 26 November 2018 (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[change]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Usage data[change]

Approximately how many word queries does simple English Wiktionary get in a day?


Approximately how many queries are made daily and who appears to be the main users of simple Wiktionary? Elementary school children? Esl students....? This unsigned comment was added by Hjh1313 (talk • contribs) .

No one knows. and no one collects information. Our viewers are from all over the world and cover all age groups. Tyler de Noche (talk) 23:11, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Waste of time[change]

I am done with simple wiktionary. It seems only the select few have edits/additions accepted. I have tried to add images to help with the readers' comprehension and all have been undone. This is a waste of time. Too bad Hjh1313

For what it's worth, I don't think it's true at all that only select few have additions accepted. If we revert your edits, it's because they violated policy or were not good for Wiktionary. Either way, there's always a reason for it, nothing personal. In this instance, it's because you were bringing over copyrighted files that you had uploaded on Commons, and that's not allowed. J991 16:54, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Selection of the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group representative to the Wikimedia Summit 2019[change]

Dear all,

Sorry for posting this message in English and last minute notification. The Tremendous Wiktionary User Group could send one representative to the Wikimedia Summit 2019 (formerly "Wikimedia Conference"). The Wikimedia Summit is an yearly conference of all organizations affiliated to the Wikimedia Movement (including our Tremendous Wiktionary User Group). It is a great place to talk about Wiktionary needs to the chapters and other user groups that compose the Wikimedia movement.

For context, there is a short report on what happened last year. The deadline is very close to 24 hrs. The last date for registration is 17 December 2018. As a last minute effort, there is a page on meta to decide who will be the representative of the user group to the Wikimedia Summit created.

Please feel free to ask any question on the wiktionary-l mailing list or on the talk page.

For the Tremendous Wiktionary User Group, -- Balajijagadesh 05:56, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[change]

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Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:13, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

FileExporter beta feature[change]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 January[change]

You will not be able to edit the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not affected on this page. Most wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)

18:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talking[change]

Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April[change]

10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)

Proposed amendment/update to Wiktionary:Rollback feature[change]

Hi there. Regarding the rollback guideline, I'm here to propose that the wording be updated, specifically in the "getting rollback" section. The current wording is as followed:

"You need to make lots of changes. Usually to show that you fight vandalism. However, if you are a rollbacker on another WMF wiki, this is not required. Please say which wiki you have the right on."

I'm proposing it be changed to something like this (based off simplewiki's rollback guideline):

"If you have rollback elsewhere, or admin rights elsewhere, the threshold for meeting this requirement is lower. So if you are already a rollbacker or admin on another Wikimedia Foundation project, please mention it in your request and it will be taken into consideration."

The thinking behind this is that the guideline can be taken word for word (i.e. if you have rollback on x-wiki, you will automatically be given rollback here [or something like that]) - we recently had someone come here and request based on that thinking and I'm thinking the guideline could be clarified. The intent of this is to specifically make clear that editors should not be able to be granted rollback and never edit here again - rather, rollback on other wikis should play a part in the request rather than being the basis for it. Hiàn (talk) 23:56, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

  • support.--Cohaf (talk) 12:29, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[change]

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The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Update on the consultation about office actions[change]

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:03, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP masking[change]

14:19, 21 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi all, should Moon by redirected to moon? Mediawiki does not "correct" the inter-wikilinks. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 12:31, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

I suppose so, and I have since created the redirect. Hiàn (talk) 14:47, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[change]

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

foreign languages?[change]

why cant i add foreign entries to se wiktionary? Baozon90 (talk) 17:56, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

This wiktionary is for learners of English, and so, unlike other wiktionaries, it only includes English words.--Brett (talk) 18:25, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
@Brett: Not sure that it's for learners as much as it's a complement to simple.wp. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 09:27, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Simple.wp is conceptually simple. Simple English Wiktionary is linguistically simple. Different target audiences.--Brett (talk) 12:05, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Simple.wp also uses simple language. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 13:44, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
Agreed, but I think the focus is different. As a major editor of this wiktionary, I give no thought at all to the Simple.wp. Who do you see as the audience for simple English explanations of, say, Arabic vocabulary?--Brett (talk) 16:25, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
Good point: those terms may well come up on simple.wp but would certainly be Latinized. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 16:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[change]

07:15, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

simple english wiktionary main page should have a word of the day[change]

--DimensionShifter (talk) 19:07, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

why?--Brett (talk) 20:05, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
presence --Penarc (talk) 15:42, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
hmmm...--Brett (talk) 18:17, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Community Wishlist 2020[change]

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IFried (WMF) 19:30, 4 November 2019 (UTC)