Wikinews:Water cooler/technical/archives/2020/April


How do I temporarily lock my talk page?

There is a global pandemic on and I don't have the emotional reserves for the sort of comments I'm getting. How do I temporarily lock my talk page so that if someone calls me names or badgers me on this site, at least it's not on a page that's going to send me an email each time? I do not want someone else to do it for me. I do not want to just shut off email alerts.

I realize everyone's tense these days, but people are using me for a punching bag and I did not sign up for that. Darkfrog24 (talk) 15:28, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Not replying to people would do. Gryllida (talk) 15:42, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
That would only encourage people to dump themselves on my talk page, and I don't like that. Darkfrog24 (talk) 15:53, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
That IP did the same thing. And that is what I reverted, for which you asserted it was an overkill.
•–• 15:54, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Welcome a bit: new release

The User:Gryllida/welcome a bit tool has had a new release:

  • added 'review' category notifications (type '/r') (this is in alpha testing - useful for all reviewers)
  • fixed a bug with list of categories in wiki delivery
  • fixed a bug with empty delivery when all news is already delivered

Please test.

Also if you are signed up but you have not received notifications for a while, please let me know.

Thank you. --Gryllida (talk) 05:37, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Site notice

The "Know of something happening today? Request an article about it now." message didn't seem to make an impact. Would someone be interested in replacing it with something like this?

  • "Like reading news often? Subscribe here to receive new published articles, or to get involved in editing new drafts before publication."

From technical perspective, additions of new subscribers are currently manual. I hope if there is large interest then I will be able to include this in the program.

If it is interesting, I can remove references to my name in it and address these messages to the talk page of the bot account (User:‎Trigonidiida).

--Gryllida (talk) 03:36, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion tools

19:28, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Requesting help for frwikinews

We created the template "bienvenue" inspired by template:Howdy/content but the tabs doesn't work anymore. Do you have a little hint for me ? Thanks. --SleaY (talk) 00:26, 19 April 2020 (UTC)

@SleaY: the template works using some custom code in MediaWiki:Common.js and MediaWiki:Common.css (search for "tabber") but I would recommend against just copying that over, because it would be better to use templatestyles for the formatting. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:50, 19 April 2020 (UTC)