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The Anonymouse (talk) 04:43, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

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Template creation[edit]

You see to be creating a lot of templates of dubious value in enhancing Wikinews. We tolerate, for example, user templates that may help to keep track of what various contributors may be able to offer to Wikinews, but there's a limit to how much latitude we'll give such things. Do you have plans for contributing to Wikinews? --Pi zero (talk) 18:04, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

On the English Wikipedia, an editor suggested that the LSR template be added to Wikinews, so I added it (which involved adding a bunch of other supporting templates). I do not intend to contribute to Wikinews except possibly every now and then. I apologize if I added some unnecessary templates as I am not familiar with Wikinews policies. (On second thought, I wonder if the user meant the English Wikinews or another language Wikinews... hmm) The Anonymouse (talk) 08:01, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  • I just read that request over on enWP. It's been made by someone who does not contribute here, and they're not actually asking for the template to be available here; instead, they're looking to have the template on enWP transclude content from Wikinews. MediaWiki can't do that. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:33, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
    Yeah, it was a misunderstanding. I've tagged all of the templates and their documentation pages for deletion under CSD A7 (feel free to delete them, either of you – seeing that both of you are administrators here). Thanks Pi zero and Brian McNeil. The Anonymouse (talk) 22:55, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
    No problem. Done --Pi zero (talk) 23:09, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
    Sorry for the late reply. I'd planned to try and do a DIY with those templates. Are you sure that is not possible ? Note that I don't know how to proceed but the idea is to reuse content from wikinews on wp, meaning, a sort of channel that transclude the latest release infos… I must try that one day on the French wikis :) Thanks all. (genium ) 00:48, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
    I am almost 100% sure that you cannot transclude pages from one wiki to another. I'm not sure if it is even technically possible, but maybe we could file a feature request on Bugzilla. The only thing remotely close to that is how Commons images can be placed on Wikipedia. The Anonymouse (talk) 07:35, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  • You are quite correct that there is no inbuilt feature for transcluding content cross-wiki/cross-project.
To make things worse, the bot which previously carried out 'semi-automated' transclusion to portals on enWP is no more. The bot operator hasn't been seen for months, so it can be assumed that if they ran the bot on the toolserver the controlling account has been suspended due to lack of shell logins.
I've put a reasonable amount of work into the framework which runs NewsieBot, I suspect very little incremental would be needed to reintroduce the portal-transclusion or similar functionality as wished-for here. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:10, 29 December 2012 (UTC)