User talk:Bawolff

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I'm somewhat busy in real life, and as a result, it may take me until the weekend to respond. Bawolff 16:24, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

note to self[edit]

Do something about the sight button for new articles.

write rss toolserver thingy and/or yell at wikinewsies who let their ts account expire.[edit]

note to self for adding to todo list.



Regards from portugal[edit]

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [1] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Regards from portugal[edit]

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [2] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Image link[edit]

Hi. I need some assistance with image coding, and my understanding is you did the make lead software. I'm working on Wikinews:Education and some of the sub pages have subpage navigation which is clicking on the arrow button. These are not working because the |link = parameter is not apparently work. The person who works on the education program extension has tried to get it to work at User:Sage_Ross_(WMF)/sandbox. I was wondering if you had any ideas how to fix this? Thanks. --LauraHale (talk) 13:57, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

the sandbox page appears to work for me? Bawolff 14:37, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Popular articles[edit]

Hi Bawolff! Your bot places in every update of Template:Popular articles (which is transcluded on Main Page) 8 visible brackets at the end. Greetings Bigbossfarin (talk) 21:26, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. Bawolff 18:19, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

very buggy gallery[edit]

I want to use the gallery for my images: de:Benutzer:Mariofan13. But there are LOTS of bugs:

  • The attribut widths is ignored, I have to use heights.
  • The attribut perrow does not work!
  • The last two pictures on my user page aren't scaled correct, they're much smaller than others.
  • Centering the gallery does not work correctly. The headline is centered with <center>-Tags too, and it is centered correct; but the gallery ignores the babelbox and because of this the gallery is not really centered.

--Mariofan13 (talk) 17:43, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

prrrow and widths not working is intentional (and documented as such). How wide and how many perrow is dynamically determined and varries. You can make it take up only part of the page by putting it inside a <div style="width: 60%">The behaviour of the last two is supposed to try to avoid them being "huge". It could probably be tweaked. The gallery should be centrered by default, can you clarify which parts aren't being centered. Bawolff 20:25, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Your admin status[edit]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on yiwiktionary, where you are an administrator. Since yiwiktionary does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.

If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.

We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Best regards, Rschen7754 04:31, 10 March 2014 (UTC) hi Rschen7754. I was given those rights randomly, i have no objections to them being removed. Bawolff 15:27, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Done --Rschen7754 20:42, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikinews novice's question[edit]

Hello, I don't know where can I ask this question, so I'm asking you, an admin. I'm planning to write few articles about current Presidential election in Slovakia, however, the most of my sources are written in Slovak. I want to ask, if Wikinews have reviewers understanding Slovak language (or Czech language, it's very similar), so they can make an review (inter alia checking Slovak sources) after I finish article. And also: can I make and add to an election article (two) infoboxes containing some basic info about (two) presidential candidates? --DavidStefanSK (talk) 02:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, DavidStefanSK. (Not my talk page, but saw your note here.)
  • Regarding Slovak/Czech sources. We may be able to manage, with help from you on the translations of the sources. Here's what I mean.
We don't have reviewers here at the moment who know Sovak/Czech, I believe. The reason we can't just rely on automatic translation is that the output of automatic translations is often very bad, and the precise meanings are always lost; and for review we often need the precise meanings. So, what sometimes works is, you leave us notes, on the talk page of the article, about translating of the sources. If you find this would involve too much of the sources, so that you start to worry about copyright, then instead you could email the translation notes to scoop (that's "scoop at wikinewsie dot org") and, on the article talk page, just say that you sent translation notes to scoop.
  • What sort of templates do you have in mind?
(By the way, our common area for asking questions is the "Water cooler"; perhaps the assistance water cooler, for this.)
--Pi zero (talk) 12:19, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much! About infoboxes: I was thinking about something like this (link to uploaded picture), maybe also with added portraits, but after looking through templates I'm not sure it can be created on Wikinews. Maybe I can add this background info about candidates somewhere in article, or just give a link to Wikipedia. --DavidStefanSK (talk) 18:20, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Search namespaces[edit]

Wondering if you happen to know what controls the default namespaces for Special:Search. As it's occurred to me we're set up to search mainspace and portal space, which doesn't make sense because our portals are really deprecated in favor of the categories. --Pi zero (talk) 18:11, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Its controlled by wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault in - To change it is the standard procedure (gather consensus, file a bug with shell in the keyword field). Bawolff 21:56, 14 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi Bawolff! Please see d:user:Bawolff. I will try to contact you on irc these days. Best regards gangLeri ‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 11:14, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Pretty much everything is broken[edit]

Excepting HotCat [oh, and UTCLiveClock works too afaics].

  • EzPR is not available.
  • Make lead doesn't work.
  • {{hidden}} doesn't work.
  • Gadget "Open links to external sites in a new window" doesn't work. At Amgine's suggestion, updated from en.wb (where it was updated in 2011).
  • Gadget "Review progress" doesn't work, notwithstanding the fix last night.

--Pi zero (talk) 20:00, 11 June 2014 (UTC)