00:00, 26 जानेवारी 2021 (IST)
ह्या फळ्या वीशीं
Ho zaun asa Wikipediacho Tintto! Hangasor akhea somudaien Wikipedia vixim bhasabhas korunk zata.
हो जावन आसा विकिपीडियाचो तिंटो! हांगासर आख्या समुदायेन विकिपीडिया विशीं भासाभास करुंक जाता।
Previous discussion was archived at on 2016-03-18.
[Small wiki toolkits] Understanding the technical challenges
Greetings, hope this message finds you all in the best of your health, and you are staying safe amid the ongoing crisis.
Firstly, to give you context, Small wiki toolkits (SWT) is an initiative to support small wiki communities, to learn and share technical and semi-technical skills to support, maintain, and grow. In India, a series of workshops were conducted last year, and they received good response. They are being continued this year, and the first session is: Understanding the technical challenges of wikis (by Birgit): Brainstorming about technical challenges faced by contributors contributing to language projects related to South Asia. The session is on 24 January 2021, at 18:00 to 19:30 (India time), 18:15 to 19:45 (Nepal time), and 18:30 to 20:00 pm (Bangladesh time).
You can register yourself by visiting this page! This discussion will be crucial to decide topics for future workshops. Community members are also welcome to suggest topics for future workshops anytime at https://w.wiki/t8Q. If you have any questions, please contact us on the talk page here.
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #4
Request for temporary adminship
My temporary interface adminship expired on 22 April. I would like to request for temporary interface adminship again. Please mention your support / objections, if any below. Thank you.
Need more of you. Need more admins to take Konkani Wikipedia forward.
Deletion of discourses
As discussed in our WhatsApp group, the pages in the category वर्ग:Fr Jerry Sequeira ache Retir (Discourse) are not encyclopedic in nature and the copyright status is also not known. Due to this reason, it is necessary to delete these pages. The Devanagari transliterations of these pages have already been deleted.
These pages were created by वापरपी:Rosario Fernandes . We wish to assure Rosario Fernandes that he remains a valued member of our community and his hard work is appreciated. These pages are being retained for a short while to allow Rosario Fernandes to clarify about the copyright status of these pages, and to save the contents for his personal use. Rosario Fernandes has not been active for over a year and we hope that he will return to active editing.
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #3
Implementing a Toggle system
The Kashmiri language Wikipedia (kswiki) uses both Perso-Arabic and Devanagari script pages. In this regard, it is similar to Konkani Wikipedia. Currently in Konkani, use the सांचो:VR, सांचो:VD and सांचो:VK templates to link pages in the three scripts with each other. Kashmiri Wikipedia used the same system too.
However @Ernesztina has recently introduced a Toggle system in Kashmiri Wikipedia. The Toggle system creates a better linking and navigation between the different script pages. An example of that can be seen here - ks:कॅशीर. More examples in the incubator Wp/sgh can be found here
I propose that the same system to introduced in Konkani Wikipedia. Here we have three scripts and the toggle will be more useful than the current templates.
I request anyone with the technical know-how on Toggle system for their input and help for implementing it in Konkani Wikipedia.
I have copied the code from Kashmiri and created five templates for the purpose of Toggle. They are सांचो:Toggle, सांचो:PD, सांचो:PR, सांचो:1 and सांचो:2. After testing in Sandbox, I have successfully added them to two pages in different scripts - इक्बाल, मुहंबद and Muhammad Iqbal. Please check them out and see the source code of the pages for how to place the templates. Feedback it welcome.
Thanks @AVSmalnad77. This looks quite elegant and we can probably modify this to fit the Konkani Wikipedia better. In fact, I think that maybe we can modify them and name then as VD, VR and VK in order that they automatically work in place of the templates we use at present. I will have a detailed look at this later. If you want any help to make changes to the templates, do let me know, I have some experience with templates.
I am glad you liked it. I don't have experience with template editing, I just copied the code from Kashmiri. So please do improve them whichever way is more suitable for Konkani. Once they are perfected, they can be mass applied to pages.
I took a look at this set of templates and I have made some changes, which I hope will improve the usability. First of all, the template Toggle was not needed as it was just a duplicate of template 1, with the documentation template added, so I have deleted Toggle. I have renamed template 1 as 'tab start', template PD as 'tab active', template PR as 'tab inactive', and template 2 as 'tab end'. I have written some documentation that you can read at सांचो:Tab start, to help explain how to use these templates.
In comparison to using VD, VR and VK, the syntax for this tabs system seems a little complex to me in its present state for widespread use. I will try to see if I create a tabs system for different scripts with simple syntax so that the user doesn't have to manually type a lot.
I have created Template:Lipi, which does the same thing, but with a simple syntax. I have implemented it for मदर तेरेझा, Mother Teresa and ಮದರ್ ತೆರೆಜಾ. I still have to do the documentation for this new template.
This is great @The Discoverer. The सांचो:Lipi is simple and efficient to use. Once you have finished refining it, I can give a hand with mass applying it to pages. I guess it will take me alone less than 3 days to apply it to all relevant pages, so its probably better not to spend time developing a bot for this anyway.
Hi @AVSmalnad77. I think that the Lipi template is ready to use now. Before we replace it in all the pages, I want to check with long-time contributors like @Konknni mogi 24 and @Isidore Dantas1 to ensure that they are on board.
@AVSmalnad77, I think we can go ahead with implementing the template सांचो:Lipi in all articles. Isidore Dantas has supported the move but I could not get in touch with Konknni mogi 24. I will work on adding this template whenever I have time.
I have done the replacement for some pages. Since this is a new template, please be alert to notice in case the template breaks something else.
I used AutoWikiBrowser's find and replace function to replace the occurrences of the template VR in all Devanagari pages by the template Lipi. This will reduce our workload a little. This will not work for VD and VK and we will have to do these manually.
Ok. I will start replacing them too and will watch out for any bugs.
Thank you Fr. Luis :)