It happens not rarely that what is a misspelling in Dutch (or another language)
is correct spelling in English (or another language). This causes problems
on the mispeelings-page, because pages are mentioned where the text is only
on interwiki links. For example, the Dutch 'Oktober 2002' page is on the list
for misspelling 'oktober' as 'october' because it has an interwiki-link to
'October 2002' on EN, and 'insect' is on the list for misspelling 'insect'
as 'insekt' because it has an interwiki-link to 'Insekt' on DE. Is it possible
to skip these interwiki-links in checking for misspellings?
http://ia.wikipedia.com/ seems to have based its (single!) language link
list on the English one - hence there is one language missing from it -
I only came across interlingua for the first time yesterday. It's a
fascinating concept, and I find that with my limited French (2 years of
study 20 years ago) I can follow 75% of an interlingua text, even before
studying its grammar.
>One hour was not long enough. A few days to a week for
something like this is
>warrented so that most people can respond. I responded
right away and in fact
>only had one minor complaint about the format. But other
people may have had
>other issues to express - if only they had the time.
Yeah, I understand I was little reckless that one and half
hour is actually not long enough.
As you can expect, I'm back to join the discussion.
This time though no long rants about language rights.
I think it would be good to include all Wikipedias
that have more than 1000 articles in the top list and
have a drop down box somewhere in the *middle* of the
screen that says "Wikipedia in your language" that you
could click and then pops up all the languages
including one that says "Other" which goes to the page
with the list of languages. Drop down lists catch the
eye quite well and I think most people would see them.
Now, the question is, how do we put a drop down list
in the middle of a wiki page?!
I think we should let the top links stay as they are
on all the other pages of Wikipedia. How does this
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Personaliza tu móvil con tu logo y melodía favorito
just some small ideas for improving the detoriating situation of the growing
of language links in some articles and on
the main page (can one say this in English?):
someone of the German Wikipedia suggested to make the two-times display at
the top and the bottom of the page configurable in the user prefs:
people could switch on: [x] "display language links only on top"
user prefs: [x] "display language links as drop down menu" (like the
What do you think?
We have already twelve or more language links in some articles and they
will becoming more (if at one point we have three lines of language links
in many articles, we could easily switch the default setting to drop down
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I'm relatively new to significantly contributing to wikipedia, and need your
I stumbled over the [[Peafowl]] page and saw that the image in the table was
of a horrible quality. I took the larger image and resized it, resulting in a
picture of vastly superior quality (considering the size), but the original
author (Arpingstone) disputes this. Please see my talk page [[User
talk:snoyes]], and weigh in on the dispute, as I want to upload my resizings
of most of his other pics (whose resizings are of equally miserable quality),
but would like to do it with the recognition that my resizings are superior
(otherwise what is the point). Also, what would you recommend, that they I
just upload them with the appropriate credits (as I failed to do on my first
try) - or put them on my webpage so that Arpingstone can upload them as his.
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Whatever is decided upon for a mascot... I can help out with the graphical
end of it... a favorite of mine being the platypus, www.hexley.com
although I nitpick hex for looking too much like a Donald Duck ripoff...
anyway, if anyone has any ideas, just let me know and Ill sketch them
>When a bot is running, the only recourse is to block the
IP. I just
>unblocked the IP. Please don't run Takubot again, at least
>discussing it and getting explicit approval first.
I understand you wanted to stop me. Then why don't you just
simply state please not use bots or something? Did you think
I am not telling the truth?
Could you please unblock my IP address? That is,
I understand some people dislike bots, some including me
don't care. But the problem is this is not fair at all. I
posted in Village Pump that I am going to use bots, and I
waited and see for about one hour then because no one shows
any complain, I started to use bots. Then my ip address is
blocked. Since that I can't edit any page in wikipedia, I
posted this mail to here.
I don't debate about the bot is good or not, but I am
talking about the fairness. Some people probably wonder why
I stopped putting more stubs. If you don't want me not use
bots, you should say that in the first place and explain
more and give me chance to respond to it.
Am I frustrated? Yes, I am little because I think I am being
treaded a kind of unfair.
The meerkat is real cute. Check out:
Note the text also says that they are gregarious to
each other and very protective with no noted
hierarchy. This sounds similar to what we aspire to
But the tongue in cheek aspect of "wikipede" and the
many graphic possibilities that using a worm present
is also appealing.
We should move this to meta so that /many/
possibilities are presented (and none are forgotten -
which is very easy on a mailing list). At that point
we could have several rounds of voting to eliminate
all but several finalists. Then a final vote would
determine the winner.
-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)
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