User talk:Pigsonthewing

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Vernacular names[edit]

I've imported a load of modules into Wikispecies that might get some folks annoyed. Anyway I've now got all the tools I need to work here in future.

This is the VN template used on Commons imported here:

  • {{VN/sandboxWD}}

To use it with a different qid, use this parameter:

  • {{VN/sandboxWD |useWikidata=Q25317}} - to display names for Q25317
  • {{VN/sandboxWD |useWikidata=Q159570}} - to display names for Q159570
  • {{VN/sandboxWD |useWikidata=Q15568891}} - to display names for Q15568891

Unfortunately, the code doesn't work outside of mainspace. I suppose I could nobble that restriction, but it seems useful.

The language parameters don't yet work, but I'll go work on that. --RexxS (talk) 14:48, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

───────────────────────── @RexxS: The version with a QID works; see [1]. The version without [2], does not. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:55, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Right. That's an artefact of the Commons code, which doesn't fetch Wikidata by default (i.e. it's opt-in). Until I can find the time to change that behaviour cleanly, perhaps you can carry on testing using the formulation {{VN/sandboxWD |useWikidata=true}}, which will work without having to supply a QID. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 20:50, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Finding and fixing syntax errors in templates[edit]

Hi Andy! Thanks for your recent reference template fixes, such as for example this one. May I ask how you hunt them down? Are you simply searching for the {{BASEPAGENAMEE}} magic word (note the ending double-E) within template namespace, or you do have a more refined method up your sleeve that I'm not yet aware of? :-) The reason for my question is of course that I frequently take on similar maintenance-related chores myself, and any help finding pages with errors is welcome. All the best, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 22:06, 29 October 2019 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: See Wikispecies:Village Pump#Internal links formatted as external ones. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 23:21, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah okay. I've of course seen that VP post earlier, just haven't got around to actually clicking the link in it until now... Thanks! Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 23:27, 29 October 2019 (UTC).

MoreMenu gadget[edit]

Hello Pigsonthewing! I am messaging you because you are the only interface-admin on this wiki. I am the author of meta:MoreMenu. I see Wikispecies is pulling in the old version on English Wikipedia, which will soon be replaced by the new version that lives on Meta. Could you assist in getting the new version installed here?

Unfortunately the local gadget can't have the same name as the global one. So to do this correctly, the 31 users who have MoreMenu installed will need to re-install it because we have to change the gadget definition. Let me know if this is too much of a problem, and we can come up with a different solution, if you'd like.

To migrate to the new version, first remove the "MoreMenu" and "MoreMenu-pagestyles" definitions at MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition, and delete MediaWiki:Gadget-MoreMenu.js, MediaWiki:Gadget-MoreMenu.css and MediaWiki:Gadget-MoreMenu-pagestyles.css as they will no longer be used. Then you can install the gadget from scratch. Since Wikispecies is a multilingual wiki, I don't think you need to add the peer gadget as you are doing now (the widths of the menus will vary based on the language).

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you! MusikAnimal (talk) 20:38, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

@MusikAnimal: Thank you. I'll do so in a day or two, if there are no objections (see Village Pump notice). Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:50, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: OK, that's done (without peer gadget); please check. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:56, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Looks great! Thank you :) You may wish to add a description at MediaWiki:Gadget-MoreMenu-local. Something like:

MoreMenu: add Page and User dropdown menus to the toolbar with links to common tasks, analytic tools and logs.

I think logically it may fit under the "Browsing" section, but it doesn't matter :) I'm going to go ahead and mark the Wikispecies migration as complete. Thanks again, MusikAnimal (talk) 17:58, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: Description added; someone might like to mark it up as translatable. I'm not clear what we need to do to "fit [it] under the "Browsing" section". Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:40, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
Oh that's interesting; looks like the message for "Twinkle" at MediaWiki:Gadgets-definition is "Browsing". So you could put it in the Twinkle section, or rework the messaging, but as I said it doesn't really matter :)

Would you mind linking to meta:MoreMenu in the description? I ask only because it will make it easier for users to report issues. Many thanks, MusikAnimal (talk) 19:36, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Virus page in Arabic version "فيروسات"[edit]

I want to contribute editing this page "فيروسات" (Virus). Omda4wady (talk) 10:46, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

@Omda4wady: It's not clear what you're asking me to do. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:45, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

I tried to create the article but it is protected You have change it to protected page Omda4wady (talk) 22:16, 7 March 2020 (UTC)

@Omda4wady: If you mean فيروسات it is protected because we do not want a page there. Wikispecies is a language-neutral project which records taxonomy. We do not publish Wikipedia-like encyclopedia articles on this project; so the page belongs at Virus. If you want to work on an Arabic-language, text-based article you may do so on the one at :ar:فيروس. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:52, 7 March 2020 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Thank you for your replay. But , If you goto Arabic version you will get this GUI . By clicking on الحيوانات you will get this page . If you click on فيروسات will get a new page which is not editable ( Protected page ). We want Arab users to be able even read English article (Virus) Omda4wady (talk) 08:14, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@Omda4wady: On الصفحة اللولة, the link you mention is formatted as [[Animalia|الحيوان]]; you need to make a link like [[Virus|فيروسات]].
I see, though, that you have also posted about this on the talk pages of User:Burmeister and User:Tommy Kronkvist. Please don't split discussions like that. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:02, 8 March 2020 (UTC)
@Omda4wady: I agree with Andy. This discussion belongs at the Translation Administrators' Noticeboard. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:42, 9 March 2020 (UTC).
The user Omda4wady has been granted Translation Administrator user rights(verify) per Wikispecies:Translation Administrators' Noticeboard#Request for translate Arabic templates. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 12:34, 9 March 2020 (UTC).