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Welcome to the Outreach Wiki's village pump. This page has two functions:

  • This is where general outreach-related discussions can be held. Click here to open up a new topic.
  • You can also use this page to request administrator assistance with vandalism or other incidents needing action. Please be as specific as possible, including the name of the user or IP causing problems, the page name, and your signature.
  • Requests for permissions should be made on the respective page.


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Proposal: make this a global sysop wiki[edit]

In the past, this wiki has granted sysop rights on request, but now there is a Project:Requests for permissions process with a 3-day wait before becoming an admin. However, that means that people patrolling all wikis for spam (including stewards and global sysops must find an admin to delete spam or vandalism and block spam or vandal accounts. Therefore, I propose opting in this wiki into the global sysop wikiset, to allow global sysops and stewards to perform countervandalism and counterspam actions without having to ask for administrator rights. Global sysops and stewards are prevented by global policy from using the admin tools to do anything controversial (i.e. blocking for personal attacks). This might decrease some of the overhead of running this wiki. Thoughts? --Rschen7754 17:41, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

@Rschen7754: Why would we need this? I know that I have deleted spam on this wiki (within the past week, in fact) but it's hardly like this is overrun with a spam or vandalism problem. Do you think that the local admins (myself included) are dropping the ball at this wiki? Koavf (talk) 01:44, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I see no need. We have enough Admins to deal with vandalism, spam, etc. :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:54, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm trying to eliminate an extra level of paperwork by allowing global sysops and stewards to delete too without getting the admin rights. --Rschen7754 03:02, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Support Almost every trusted user used to receive admin rights here, even without having asked for it. Thus, it does seem inconsequential that we do not allow global sysops and stewards to remove spam from this wiki as well. Vogone (SWMT) 20:34, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Support. I'm surprised it wasn't already. This should increase global efficiency for problem mitigation, and ever-so-slightly reduce the amount of work local admins do. Quiddity (talk) 21:22, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
Support Sure, no concerns here. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 23:09, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Support I find this is very appealing because we can use m:Meta:Meta–steward relationship as template policy for this.--Aldnonymous (talk) 08:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Support Good to have more helping hands here. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 08:15, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Requested edit to LocalSettings.php[edit]

Babel The Bable extension is turned on for Outreach but for some reason, $wgBabelCategoryNames is set to false. I use Babel on my userpage to indicate my language levels rather than the templates and other users might as well. On an interlingual and collaborative wiki like this one, it's valuable to connect users of different languages as easily as possible. Koavf (talk) 02:44, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

@Koavf: can you please file a request on phabricator: (Project = Wikimedia-Site-requests). Thanks :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: see here. Thanks. Koavf (talk) 19:50, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Bable extension is now enabled on this wiki. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Pageviews and interwiki links don't work on Outreach wiki[edit]

Hello everyone, did anyone notice that pageviews for Outreach wiki doesn't work starting from February 3, 2015? I have checked different pages on this wiki and found the same issue on Education, Glam, Libraries and the main page. It seems a recurrent problem too, if you can notice that the pageviews are not available for January 20, 27 and 29 on all Outreach pages! The same with Meta wiki too. Thoughts? --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 08:46, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Another issue on Outreach wiki: interwiki links don't work with any Wikipedia projects other than en.wiki. For example [[:es:w:Wikiproyecto:Honduras|Wikiproyecto:Honduras]] should lead to es.wiki while it takes the user to en.wiki instead. --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 19:05, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
stats.grok.se is a external tool, the missing stats may have a lot of reasons - the raw data is here. For the broken interwiki links, just use :es: instead of :es:w: , Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:13, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
That's really helpful. Thanks Steinsplitter! --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 19:19, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks from me, too, Steinsplitter! :) P.S. I asked Samir to update the title of this post to reflect both of the bugs being inquired about. He's not crazy; I am! ;) Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 19:35, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
 :-D - Unfortunately now the statistic page is completely down :(. A few minutes ago i contacted the maintainer about the broken page. Hope this will be fixed soon :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:09, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
You're the best, Steinsplitter. Let us know what you learn. Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 13:29, 14 February 2015 (UTC)