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Tech News: 2021-05[edit]

22:38, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

  • As the way Tech News is written is the most common feature to be pointed out both in positive and a negative feedback, I have been making an en-gb version of Tech News for some months now. It's not necessarily British, but it merges extremely short sentences together and allows for terms that anyone well-versed in the English language would understand. Well-versed for example is a term you probably wouldn't find in the regular Tech News. Here's the above issue in en-gb. I also occasionally add some additional explanation or the situation for a particular issue on English-language projects. I haven't really advertised it, pageviews are generally disappointing. I'd like to hear some feedback. Do you like it? Do you have suggestions? Alexis Jazz (talk) 06:17, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
    • @Alexis Jazz: I strongly object to using the translation feature for annotations. The goal of translating and the goal of providing further context, explanations, examples, etc. than are in the original text are very different. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:42, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Made a central feedback thread at m:Talk:Tech/News/2021/05/en-gb. Maybe should have done that from the start. Alexis Jazz (talk) 15:03, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Over a century of Editor & Publisher online[edit] (koavf)TCM 06:13, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-06[edit]

17:42, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

NewsVoyage and Wikimedia Small Projects User Group[edit]

This is fun: m:Wikimedia Small Projects/NewsVoyage. For those of us gringos who can't parse Spanish, it's a friendly competition between the Spanish Wikinews and Wikivoyage and part of the first spate of challenges initiated by the Small Projects User Group. This is a recognized user group fostering growth and promotion of smaller WMF wikis, particularly Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wikiversity, and Wikivoyage. As someone who speaks decent Spanish and who is interested in all of these projects, I figured I'd extend the invitation here that if users on the English-language editions want to have a similar friendly contest or otherwise want to get involved but feel like there's a language barrier, I'm happy to mediate. —Justin (koavf)TCM 12:28, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-07[edit]

17:56, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Reviewers to use alternate accounts/unsight their edits[edit]

Recently, the bug in mediawiki has removed the option for "mark this edit as sighted" for reviewers, and any reviewer's changes to a sighted revision is autosighted. This is a problematic situation, as a well-meaning reviewer, hoping for a second-set of eyeballs to vet their changes, will end up auto-sighting. I ask reviewers to keep this is mind, and either use alternate account with non-elevated privs, or un-approve their changes, when they clearly did not want to sight their edits. CC @Bddpaux, Green Giant, Gryllida, Pi zero:
•–• 03:06, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Are there any plans to fix this bug? Gryllida (talk) 05:10, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Added link to phabricator ticket.
•–• 06:51, 20 February 2021 (UTC)


Hello: How is it indicated or what «template» used to indicate that an interview is translated from another language to the English language? Marinna (talk) 15:51, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-08[edit]

00:17, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Tech News: 2021-09[edit]

19:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Wikifunctions logo contest[edit]

01:45, 2 March 2021 (UTC)