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Page inconsistence (Language)[edit]

When I click on Wikispecies in other languages -> Deutsch, I see the German version of this page, which is correct. Clicking on Deutsch in the left column of In Wikipedia sould give me the same result. But there I get the German Wikipedia main page instead – and that is not correct. 2001:A61:304C:7E01:80F1:E05E:F644:3246 16:21, 17 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

That link is supposed to be a link to the Wikipedia main page, and if you click on the "Deutsch" link you are supposed to reach the main page of the German Wikipedia language version. However, since the menu headline says "In Wikipedia" one can argue that users may expect to instead reach the Wikipedia page regarding Wikispecies, rather than the main page. Perhaps we should change the headline to simply say "Wikipedia"? –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 07:32, 18 October 2016 (UTC).[reply]
I don't get the reason why this should be different to all other WP-articles. In ANY WP-topic clicking on the left column means to go to the same article in the clicked language (if there is one in this language). So why should anyone mean, there could be a better mechanism here doing other? (this would be like producing a media player, where a button is marked exactly like the play-button in any other media playing system, but don't starting the playing HERE). It is ridiculous to assume that anyone needs a link to Wikipedia in his own language - since if anyone uses Wikipedia, he will knew how to get there without many thinking. But if i'm anywhere within a specific topic - possibly got there by hopping link after link after link etc., then it is obviously a possible need to get the same page in another language. But any link to the WP main page is nothing else but useless decoration. 2001:A61:3068:8F01:58BD:CE3D:39BF:4AAF 13:54, 18 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I agree. However, it turns out changing the left menu items is not trivial, even for a Wikispecies bureaucrat such as myself. I'll look in to it though. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 15:28, 19 October 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Endangered species of the month[edit]

Template:Especies-2017-11 has not been created. Are there any plans to create new templates for endangered species of the month? For now, the template could redirect to either Template:Especies-2017-01 or Template:Especies-2017-05. Thanks, Korg (talk) 22:02, 2 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I've now created the {{Especies-2017-11}} template. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:18, 3 November 2017 (UTC).[reply]
Thank you! Korg (talk) 09:27, 5 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Broken link to ZooKeys[edit]

In section Explore Wikispecies link to ZooKeys is broken. Also potential link to PhytoKeys is missing. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mrpalermo (talkcontribs) 21:29, 24 November 2017‎.

@Mrpalermo: Fixed; thank you - though that does seem to be rather stale news, and needs to be updated, if not removed. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:41, 25 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Especies-* templates (again)[edit]

The main page transcludes {{Especies-2018-08}}, which doesn't exist, and I'm apparently not allowed to create it (as a redirect to {{Especies-2017-11}} – the last one that was created). Shouldn't this be done differently, since it's apparently a recurring issue? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 01:33, 5 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

@AlanM1: I've now created the {{Especies-2018-08}} template. The Wikispecies Main Page and transcluded templates has been write protected a long time, and can only be edited by our administrators and bureaucrats. This is unfortunate but has been deemed necessary by the community in order to counter frequently recurring vandalism to the page. Protecting the Main Page (and transcluded pages) is standard procedure on almost all of the Wikimedia sister projects, including all language versions of Wikipedia, Commons, Wiktionary, and Meta-Wiki. To my knowledge the only exception is Wikidata where not only admins and 'crats are allowed to edit the Main Page, but also members of the autoconfirmed user group. Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 20:46, 9 August 2018 (UTC).[reply]
@Tommy Kronkvist: Thanks. I'm aware of the need for protection. What I meant was that the particular issue (the species of the month) could be done differently. How about transcluding {{Especies of the month}} and making that page a redirect to whatever the latest template is (e.g. {{Especies-2018-08}}. When a new template for a month is created, the user could also edit {{Especies of the month}} to point to it. AlanM1]](talk)]— 01:29, 11 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]


Template:Species-2020-05? --NGC 54 (talk | contribs) 10:13, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I've made it #REDIRECT [[Template:Species-2020-04]] for now. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:02, 9 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]


{{Species-2021-02}}? --Betseg (talk) 10:27, 19 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ok I created species of the month for February, please send me suggestions for next few months. Best if they are species with a Wikipedia page and media on Commons. Cheers Scott Thomson (Faendalimas) talk 17:25, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Learning the species of the wiki system The elements are above the principles and theories on earth. Understanding will be discussed at the same time. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by UFOINDY (talkcontribs) 17:30, 21 November 2021‎.

Species template failing to work[edit]

The species template for today is displaying a red link InternetScavenger89 (talk) 17:30, 2 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Why does this exist?[edit]

There's a Wikipedia page for all species and this would be no longer useful if you could go on Wikipedia. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Contribiter423 (talkcontribs) 17:57, 5 December 2021‎.

"There's a Wikipedia page for all species" False. Though all the data should eventually be in Wikidata. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:32, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Well there should be a page for all species. 18:28, 11 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's also important to recognize that even though Wikipedia may have an article about a species (or genus, family etc.), those articles often lack even the most basic references regarding the taxonomy and nomenclature. This is one of the core elements of Wikispecies, and an area where we excel. Let's for example have a look at the Wikipedia page for one of the planets most common species, Homo sapiens i.e. humans. The Wikipedia page about that taxon does a fairly good job describing the species' physiology, habitat, diet, geographical distribution and social systems etc., but it doesn't give any reference to the actual scientific description of the species as such. I find that odd, considering the Homo sapiens species have been known to humans for a very long time, and that the Wikipedia article was created as early as October 2001. Surely the most basic data about the human's status as a species should have had time to find its way into the article by now?
The same lack of references is common in a surprising number of Wikipedia articles about many very common species, for example domesticated cattle, domesticated sheep, rice, turkey, common wheat, apple, maize and corn, etc, etc. Wikispecies will serve you all of that data and it's almost always correct, verifiable, and up to date. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 22:18, 11 February 2022 (UTC).[reply]

IRC links on main page[edit]

Hi, it wouldn't hurt to change the IRC links on the front page. Channels on Freenode has migrated to Libera Chat; the link in Libera Chat opens an extension in browsers, which doesn't make it comfortable for people, and the link in "connect" directs to Freenode. In Libera there is already a wikispecies channel that, although there are not many people in it, it is better to place it than not the Freenode channel, where there is no one. -Alabama- (talk) 00:39, 8 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]