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I have uploaded here MediaWiki:Common.css from en.wikiversity, but I dont know nothing about css, so if anyone know could you control it? Maybe there will be a need to upload more things according a different language users and their needs. For example wikitables still dont want to work, such as speciallang function in here. I also uploaded a box with special characters (available via MediaWiki:Edittools), but it is the copy from cs, which has cs is a default. Than other language characters are in language sections. So could you right down in here what you thing should be in default special characters?--Juan 15:06, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I copy/pasted and then edited "Edit-tools" so as to show all special characters available to it's talk page MediaWiki_Talk:Edittools what should be shown? The complete list is very long :) --Chief Mike 14:05, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but there are overlaps; we can simply show "all accents of A, all accents of B, etc...". Hillgentleman| 17:37, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
  • And the collapsible frames do not yet collapse:

--Hillgentleman| 14:03, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

  • Well, NavFrame works now, after I have cut and pasted mediawiki:common.js from the English Wikipedia. I am not sure about Juan's.

Hillgentleman| 14:10, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

  • My minor complaint is that English Wikipedia has accumulated a lot of features, making the .css and .js pages rather long. It would be great if we can keep it minimal, to improve efficiency and to avoid conflicts.Hillgentleman| 14:17, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
  • And I am not sure why, now that I have trimmed common.js, the word "collapse" always appear. We did have "expand" before. (You may try it by cutting and pasting the original complete common.js to your own subpage.)Hillgentleman| 14:42, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Threaded discussion - experiments with NavFrames[edit]


Subpage function and namespaces[edit]

1. Currently the subpage function in disabled in these namespaces - main (e.g. main page/sub)) and template (e.g. template:welcome/sub). Would people support filing a bug at the bugzilla to open the subpage function for these namespaces? Hillgentleman| 08:13, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

2. Would people support opening up the portal namespace? What about the school and topic spaces? Hillgentleman| 08:17, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

I support reporting the bug as I have encountereed this problem and I feel rather uncomfortable having to use templates instead of subpages where that information actually belongs. Azimski 14:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Ad 1) My support to fix the subpage bug. Maybe someone from en could help. Kinda Sebmol. Ad 2) Portal namespace? For what? Anyway I oposse School or Topic namespace, because I dont see a use. For incubating wikiversities its useless. Maybee we need a namespace for incubator?--Juan 16:02, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
  • The main namespace is for the incubator. Hillgentleman| 05:37, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, if you explain for what we need these extra namespaces we can disscus. Could you tell us more?--Juan 09:46, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Juan,
  • The English wikiversity is experimenting with the schools and topics - see en:wikiversity:naming conventions for their explanations. The French wikiversity has projet, faculte and department spaces; the Germans have kurs and projekt; Italians have Corso, materia and facolta.
  • One reason for having these spaces is to provide more doors and more means of navigations for participants with various needs (teachers, students, editors, researchers, leisure learners, professors, etc...). However, yes, since any project with more than 10 active participants should really move to their own domain name, they are not very useful, and from the above we face the problem that participants in each language choose their own slightly varying namespaces.
  • Thus here I am indifferent. Some people, and some who may come in the future, may be interested. Hillgentleman| 00:19, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, now it sounds friendlier to me.--Juan 14:13, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
  • I started bugzilla:10217 for opening up the subpage function for the Main: and template: namespaces only. Please comment. Hillgentleman| 11:44, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Academy (Deutsch)[edit]

-Hillgentleman| 11:19, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Interesting. And when well organise Wikiversity Conference?--Juan 14:15, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia Board Election is soon calling for endorsements[edit]

I'm posting it on behalf of Election Committee.--Aphaia 01:41, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Wikimedians,

As you may know, we are currently holding the Board of Trustees elections. We are very grateful to your collaborations for sharing the info, through translations, forwarding and other several ways.

Next Sunday, June 17, the Board Election will enter its second phase: call for endorsements from the community to the candidates. Only candidates who get 12 or more endorsements in the following week will be able to run in the election.

For further information, please see m:Board elections/2007/Endorsements.

Also we would like you to aware we are planning to use Wikimedia:Sitenotice to inform you that call for endorsement while it is open. Please modify the message in an appropriate way to your community. The notice will be placed at most in seven days.

We would appreciate your translation of this message as well as other Election related information. If you'd like to offer further help, just contact your language coordinator and regularly check the list of candidate statements.

If there's no coordinator for your language, please consider joining our translations team. Please contact User:Schiste or User:Aphaia on meta if you have any question.

Cheers, Wikimedia Election Steering Committee

Programme de correspondance[edit]

Est-ce que une programme de correspondance vous interésse? -- 00:43, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Common pages[edit]

I have just realized that, when we incubating different wikiversities sometimes we need to use a same name page (eg. Wikimedia). So how to solve this problem. Via namespaces?--Juan 18:55, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

  • If the pagename is common in several languages, then we may append an "/ISO code", as in wikiversity:multilingualism/El. It baffles me that the folks had chosen to capitalise the the first letter ISO code there, whereas the categories are completely capitalised, as in category:JA, and then the pages in the mediawiki namespace are usually not capitalised at all, as in mediawiki:root category/ru. Hillgentleman| 05:14, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I see. So well capitalize or not. I would prefer not to capitalize.--Juan 13:45, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Interwiki shortcuts for Beta[edit]

OK. We have here several wikiversities in incubation phase, but interwiki shortcuts don’t work. Is there any reason? If no, do you agree to ask for shortcuts implementation on meta according this official list: meta:Help:Interwiki linking#Project titles and shortcuts?--Juan 12:04, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Thats nice, but it doesnt block us to have short cuts. So?--Juan 09:20, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

All for Wikimedia projects. Such as b: for Wikibooks, w: for Wikipedia and so on.--Juan 17:43, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

  • I don't see how it can work, even in principle, since beta is a multilingual site, for which wikibooks and wikipedia have no equivalent. It may be possible for wikisource, though. Just use the full interwiki link. Hillgentleman| 01:41, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

What to do on Beta ?[edit]

Hello ! I'm new on this project and hoped I could give some help but I can't figure out what I can do (what has to be done), is there any (todo-)list ? The idea of a multilingual coordination site seems quite brilliant, if only I saw how to... I'm ready to translate from almost any european language to French, and from French to English. It looks like a majestic mess over here — could someone give me some light ? I mean, the « Help » is helpless, and main pages in several languages don't even read the same thing... Looks like there are three « wannabe Wikiversities » hosted (Japanese, Greek and... some slavic language... Ukrainian ? Bulgarian ?) and that's the only valuable information I've found so far... Sharayanan (blabla) 17:59, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

  1. Most of the multilingual discussions are now dormant.
  2. There is plenty of missing translations. Look at, for example, wikiversity:learning/Fr and the red links therein - but you may also check if fr:Catégorie:Wikiversité:Racine has the appropriate pages already (I have failed to find them).
  3. To familiarise yourself with beta,
    1. You may wish to look at wikiversity:multilingualism (I am not sure who set it up - perhaps user:Guillom did...).
    2. You may start at the category:root. Hillgentleman| 02:19, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for answering. I'll start with Wikiversity:Learning/Fr for now, and I'll come back to bother you when I'll have no more work to do XD Sharayanan (blabla) 12:49, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Problem of Greek language in Language select[edit]

Can I create a Greek version here in Wikiversity: Language select ? It creates to me a problem as you will see. If yes, how?--Consta 10:37, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

  • It seems that the problem has been resolved. Hillgentleman| 01:11, 9 October 2007 (UTC)


I added the following notice to mediawiki:uploadtext. It may require some fixes. Hillgentleman| 16:00, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Note: As Wikiversity beta is a Wikimedia project, every image hosted here must have a free content licence. Please indicate the licence of your image file. Images without proper information about their source and their licence will be deleted.

notice to custodians[edit]

Please pay attention to meta:User:Drini/daylog and take timely and appropriate actions. Hillgentleman| 03:50, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

deleting uploaded files[edit]

how can one delete his own uploaded files?

Here you can request it by tagging it with {{delete|my own uploaded file}} or by writing a message on WV:RCA. Hillgentleman| 17:08, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

2007 Picture of the Year competition[edit]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2007 Picture of the Year competition will be held soon. Any user who is registered at any Wikimedia wiki and has more than 200 edits is invited to vote.

The competition is among the 514 images that became Featured Pictures at Wikimedia Commons between 2007-01-01 and 2007-12-31. There are literally hundreds of beautiful high quality pictures... please help us choose the best one!

Voting will be conducted through a tool on the toolserver (to make it easier to count compared to editing on a wiki). Users can request a voting token on . You will need to have email enabled for the user account you intend to vote from. You can only vote once, even if you have multiple accounts that meet the edit requirement. The voter log will be public although the actual votes themselves will be private.

There are two rounds of voting. In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like, regardless of category. In the final (28), you can only vote for one image.

Thanks, Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee