Time to bring embedded maps (‘mapframe’) to most Wikipedias[सम्पादयतु]
Wikitext highlighting out of beta[सम्पादयतु]
१८:५५, ४ मई २०१८ (UTC)
Improvements coming soon on Watchlists[सम्पादयतु]
Sorry to use English. कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें! धन्यवाद।
In short: starting on June 18, New Filters for Edit Review (now in Beta) will become standard on Watchlists. They provide an array of new tools and an improved interface. If you prefer the current page you will be able to opt out. Learn more about the New Filters.
What is this feature again?
Based on a new design, that feature adds new functions to those pages, to ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:
- Filtering - filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations, including filtering by namespace or tagged edits.
- Highlighting - add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring. It helps quick identification of changes that matter to you.
- Bookmarking to keep your favorite configurations of filters ready to be used.
- Quality and Intent Filters - those filters use ORES predictions. They identify real vandalism or good faith intent contributions that need help. They are not available on all wikis.
You can know more about this project by visiting the quick tour help page.
About the release on Watchlists
Over 70,000 people have activated the New Filters beta, which has been in testing on Watchlist for more than eight months. We feel confident that the features are stable and effective, but if you have thoughts about these tools or the beta graduation, please let us know on the project talk page. In particular, tell us if you know of a special incompatibility or other issue that makes the New Filters problematic on your wiki. We’ll examine the blocker and may delay release on your wiki until the issue can be addressed.
The deployment will start on June 18 or on June 25, depending on the wiki (check the list). After the deployment, you will also be able to opt-out this change directly from the Watchlist page and also in your preferences.
How to be ready?
Please share this announcement!
If you use local Gadgets that change things on your Watchlist pages, or have a customized scripts or CSS, be ready. You may have to make some changes to your configuration. Despite the fact that we have tried to take most cases into consideration, some configurations may break. The Beta phase is a great opportunity to have a look at local scripts and gadgets: some of them may be replaced by native features from the Beta feature.
Please share your questions and comments on the feedback page.
Update on page issues on mobile web[सम्पादयतु]
Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS[सम्पादयतु]
Enabling a helpful feature for Template editors[सम्पादयतु]
mw.util.jsMessage()function was deprecated in 2012, and will soon not be working. According to phab:P7840 there's at least one gadget using this function on your wiki, but it is likely it won't cause much of a problem anyway. We don't see this function being used much and this message is mainly to be on the safe side. There's a migration guide that explains how to use
mw.notifyinstead. See phab:T193901 for more information. /Johan (WMF)
०९:३९, २६ नवम्बर २०१८ (UTC)
Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxes[सम्पादयतु]
Google Code-In will soon take place again! Mentor tasks to help new contributors![सम्पादयतु]
Hi everybody! Google Code-in (GCI) will soon take place again - a seven week long contest for 13-17 year old students to contribute to free software projects. Tasks should take an experienced contributor about two or three hours and can be of the categories Code, Documentation/Training, Outreach/Research, Quality Assurance, and User Interface/Design. Do you have any Lua, template, gadget/script or similar task that would benefit your wiki? Or maybe some of your tools need better documentation? If so, and you can imagine enjoying mentoring such a task to help a new contributor, please check out mw:Google Code-in/2019 and become a mentor. If you have any questions, feel free to ask at our talk page. Many thanks in advance! --Martin Urbanec ०७:२८, ५ नवम्बर २०१९ (UTC)
Technical maintenance planed[सम्पादयतु]
Coolest Tool Award 2021: Call for nominations[सम्पादयतु]
The third edition of the m:Coolest Tool Award is looking for nominations!
Tools play an essential role for the Wikimedia projects, and so do the many volunteer developers who experiment with new ideas and develop and maintain local and global solutions to support the Wikimedia communities. The Coolest Tool Award aims to recognize and celebrate the coolest tools in a variety of categories.
The awarded projects will be announced and showcased in a virtual ceremony in December. Deadline to submit nominations is October 27. More information: m:Coolest Tool Award. Thanks for your recommendations! -- SSethi (WMF) for the 2021 Coolest Tool Academy team ०५:५६, १९ अक्टोबर् २०२१ (UTC)
Community Wishlist Survey 2022 is coming. Help us![सम्पादयतु]
Only you can make the difference
How many people will hear and read about the Survey in their language? How many will decide to participate? Will there be enough of you to vote for a change you would like to see? It all depends on you, volunteers.
Why are we asking?
- We have improved the documentation. It's friendlier and easier to use. This will mean little if it's only in English.
- Thousands of volunteers haven't participated in the Survey yet. We'd like to improve that, too. Three years ago, 1387 people participated. Last year, there were 1773 of them. We hope that in the upcoming edition, there will be even more. You are better than us in contacting Wikimedians outside of wikis. We have prepared some images to share. More to come.
What is the Community Wishlist Survey?
It's an annual survey that allows contributors to the Wikimedia projects to propose and vote for tools and platform improvements. Long years of experience in editing or technical skills are not required.
Save the Date: Coolest Tool Award 2021: this Friday, 17:00 UTC[सम्पादयतु]
सभी को नमस्कार,
यह पुरस्कार विकिमीडिया परियोजनाओं में योगदानकर्ताओं द्वारा नामित सॉफ्टवेयर टूल को हाइलाइट कर रहा है। समारोह हमारे टूल डेवलपर्स की सराहना करने और नए टूल खोजने के लिए एक अच्छा क्षण होगा!
Last two days for submitting proposals[सम्पादयतु]
Tomorrow is the last day for submitting proposals for the Community Wishlist Survey 2022.
Rollout of the new audio and video player[सम्पादयतु]
कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें
Over the next months we will gradually change the audio and video player of Wikis from Kultura to Video.js and with that, the old player won’t be accessible anymore. The new player has been active as a beta feature since May 2017.
The new player has many advantages, including better design, consistent look with the rest of our interface, better compatibility with browsers, ability to work on mobile which means our multimedia will be properly accessible on iPhone, better accessibility and many more.
The old player has been unmaintained for eight years now and is home-brewn (unlike the new player which is a widely used open source project) and uses deprecated and abandoned frameworks such as jQuery UI. Removing the old player’s code also improves performance of the Wikis for anyone visiting any page (by significantly reducing complexity of the dependency graph of our ResourceLoader modules. See this blog post.). The old player has many open bugs that we will be able to close as resolved after this migration.
The new player will solve a lot of old and outstanding issues but also it will have its own bugs. All important ones have been fixed but there will be some small ones to tackle in the future and after the rollout.
What we are asking now is to turn on the beta feature for the new player and let us know about any issues.
You can track the work in T100106
Thank you, Amir १७:५९, १७ फेब्रवरी २०२२ (UTC)
Enabling Content and Section translation tool in Sanskrit Wikipedia[सम्पादयतु]
Apologies as this message is not in your native language, कृपया अपनी भाषा में अनुवाद करने में सहायता करें.
The WMF Language team is pleased to let you know that we will like to enable the Section and Content translation tool in Sanskrit Wikipedia. For this, our team will love you to read about the tool and test the new Section Translation tool so you can:
- Give us your feedback
- Ask us questions
- Tell us how to improve it
Below is background information about the tools and how you can test the Section translation tool.
Content Translation has been a successful tool for editors to create content in their language. More than one million articles have been created across all languages since the tool was released in 2015. However, the tool is not out of beta in Sanskrit Wikipedia, limiting the discoverability of the tool and its use and blocking the enablement of the Section translation in your Wikipedia
Section Translation extends the capabilities of Content Translation to support mobile devices. On mobile, the tool will:
- Guide you to translate one section at a time in order to expand existing articles or create new ones
- Make it easy to transfer knowledge across languages anytime from your mobile device
We plan to enable the tools on Sanskrit Wikipedia in the coming week if there are no objections from your community. After it is enabled, we’ll monitor the content created with the tools and process all the feedback. In any case, feel free to raise any concerns or questions you may already have as a reply to this message or on the project talk page
Try the Section translation tool
Before the enablement, you can try the current implementation of the tool in our testing instance. Once it is enabled on Sanskrit Wikipedia, you’ll have access to https://sa.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslation with your mobile device. You can select an article to translate, and machine translation will be provided as a starting point for editors to improve.
Please provide feedback about Section translation on the project talk page. We want to hear about your impressions on
- The section translation tool
- What do you think about our plans to enable it
- Your ideas for improving the tool
Thanks and we look forward to your feedback and questions.
- Hello ॐNehalDaveND,
- The Content translation is still a beta feature in Sanskrit Wikipedia. So, you have to enable it by checking the "Content Translation" box. You can find the Content translation box by clicking the "Beta features" button located in the "Preferences" icon (top right side of your Wikipedia page). For the Section Translation, you can only access the tool now from the test instance.
- Once these tools are enabled permanently in your Wiki, your community won't have to go through this process to access the tool.
- I hope my reply answer's your question; please let me know if you need any further help or explanation. We look forward to enabling these tools in your Wikipedia soon.
- Thank you!
- UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) २३:५८, ७ सेप्टेम्बर् २०२२ (UTC)
Content and Section Translation tool enabled in Sanskrit Wikipedia[सम्पादयतु]
The Content translation tool can be discovered by users through several entry points. However, users not interested in translation can disable it from their preferences. Also, with the Section translation tool, you can start translating an article on your mobile device right when you notice it is missing in Sanskrit. From a Wikipedia article in any language, switch languages and search for संस्कृतम्. If the article does not exist, an option to translate it will appear, as shown in the image below.
We know that these tools will help translators in your community to add content using any device with ease. Content created with the Content and Section Translation tool will be marked with the "contenttranslation" and “sectiontranslaiton” tag, respectively, for the community to review. We’ll monitor the content created, but we are very interested in hearing about your experience using the tools and reviewing the content created with it.
So, enjoy the tools and provide feedback on improving it.