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Requesting for the "Autochecked" user group120:07, 12 April 2016
Taxobox tests?601:13, 10 April 2016
About the title of the page2101:10, 10 April 2016
Y SO TEST2WIKI314:46, 9 April 2016
Testy McTester thread520:40, 2 April 2016
FavIcon123:13, 11 March 2016
Whee LQT003:09, 17 February 2015
Admin flag109:58, 11 August 2014
Options for testing MW site configuration, js, css? 102:32, 14 November 2013
weee122:52, 31 August 2013
new search box and testing of data inclusion on test2.wikipedia.org223:05, 27 March 2013
Another Test Thread018:59, 19 March 2013
Tools modules?123:39, 3 December 2012

Requesting for the "Autochecked" user group

I'm requesting for me to be put in the "Autochecked" user group.

The reason I am requesting this is because I've noticed quite a couple templates that have pending changes protection for no necessary reason, and they have code that isn't the correct code; and there is many articles that have pending changes protection unnecessarily.

Lemondoge ( T C )18:39, 2 April 2016


DCB (talk)20:07, 12 April 2016

Taxobox tests?

I would like to starting learing/playing with Lua for taxobox structuration (infobox dedicated to biology).
We have complex infobox that have very variable content and implies very complex templates (on some wikis) or modular templates (i.e. what we use on fr:), but modular templates have drawacks such as the fact that some informations must be repeated several times.

How "free" are we to play here? Can I create CSS styles to simulate our code? Can I create some test articles?

Regards, Hexasoft (talk) 19:46, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Hexasoft (talk)19:46, 22 November 2012

Of course, this is the goal of this test2 site. For MediaWiki:Common.css you must be admin, but in User:Hexasoft/Common.css you are free, but to style only for yourself. Look at Special:RecentChanges.

Rical (talk)22:33, 28 November 2012

Thanks for your reply (here and on my main talk page) and the explanations.
i will try first to look around the other existing templates/scripts, and to try to find detailed help pages.


Hexasoft (talk)22:22, 29 November 2012

In september, I first write Module:MathRoman with import of template parameters to the end. But now to develope an equivalent of s:fr:Modèle:Auteur, I use a very well structured module, created by another user, Module:Author. The way to import parameters from template is strange but usefull, in the functions "fr" and "en".

Rical (talk)21:24, 3 December 2012

I'm playing with modules (sorry, I generate a lot of changes due to bugs in my code).
You can check user:Hexasoft/test which calls Template:Taxobox-fr which uses Module:Taxobox-fr.

I also started to write a sub-module for all my tools : Module:Taxoboxoutils. It is mostly dedicated to my purpose but I also have some more generic functions such as cuting a string into "text" and "(homonymy)" when given string "text (homonymy)" (usefull to check the real part of the title, i.e. for italic parts of it).
I also find that parameters in modules do have the trailing spaces given in the template call! So I added a cleanup function to remove trailing and leading spaces.
BTW I failed to use "local config = frame.args" and then to read "config.pagename", which is 'nil' in my test. It seems in other templates to be the page name... I replaced it by preprocess("{{PAGENAME}}") but I guess it is not a good way as preprocess() is claimed to be heavy-process stuff.


Hexasoft (talk)22:10, 3 December 2012

I created: Uroplatus guentheri and Rosa canina (plante) for testing my infobox template/module (you need my CSS to really see it). These modules are fun! :)

Hexasoft (talk)23:08, 3 December 2012

@Hexasoft: I think you can't directly use wiki markup directly in a module (I think it is possible, despite this, but you need to do some extra stuff to do it—you can't generate "foo {{bar}} bazbazbaz" just with return "foo {{tl|bar}} {{#invoke:String|rep|baz|3}}").

The reason I say this is because the section "Returning text" on mw:Extension:Scribunto/Lua reference manual says this:

The module function should usually return a single string; whatever values are returned will be passed through tostring() and then concatenated with no separator. This string is incorporated into the wikitext as the result of the {{#invoke:}}.
At this point in the page parse, templates have already been expanded, parser functions and extension tags have already been processed, and pre-save transforms (e.g. signature tilde expansion and the pipe trick) have already happened. Therefore the module cannot use these features in its output text. For example, if a module returns "Hello, [[world]]! {{welcome}}", the page will read "Hello, world! {{welcome}}".
On the other hand, subst is handled at an earlier stage of processing, so with {{subst:#invoke:}} only other attempted substitutions will be processed. Since the failed substitution will remain in the wikitext, they will then be processed on the next edit. This should generally be avoided.

So, most likely, the code preprocess("{{PAGENAME}}") in a Lua module would continue to be preprocess("{{PAGENAME}}"), instead of compiling to preprocess("pagename").

(The reason I made this reply is because I saw preprocess("{{PAGENAME}}") in Hexasoft's reply that is the 5th reply (including the first reply, which was by Hexasoft) in this thread.)

Lemondoge ( T C )20:38, 2 April 2016

About the title of the page

Hello, is it possible to REMOVE the link ( below the title of the page?

Thank you :)

For Example

Here's what I'm talking about

The annoying link.png
Pinky Jones (talk)06:57, 3 September 2014

I don't know. Why do you ask me specifically? :)

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)12:33, 3 September 2014
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Last edit: 14:46, 9 April 2016

You can hide it by adding:

.title-shortlink-container { display: none !important; }

to your css file.

Stryn (talk)14:48, 3 September 2014

Thanks :) but how? sorry im not really familiar with css file.

Pinky Jones (talk)00:54, 4 September 2014

Oh, sorry for not being clearer :) Add the code to User:Pinky Jones/common.css and it should work.

Stryn (talk)15:34, 4 September 2014
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Last edit: 01:10, 10 April 2016

thank you very much but i want it to load for all users as well. Is there any permission to edit Not just only my username.

Pinky Jones (talk)03:18, 5 September 2014
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Every sysop can edit MediaWiki pages. But first someone should tell us why it is there, and is it important to be there.

Stryn (talk)17:19, 5 September 2014


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Last edit: 19:05, 2 April 2016

Ohai, I'm in ur wiki writing on ur pagez


Reedy09:04, 20 September 2011
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Saibo (Δ)01:31, 21 February 2012

Is it possible to enable the "Print/Export" toolbox for the Module namespace, so we can get printable versions of those pages?

Phil Boswell (talk)17:04, 5 September 2012

Does this have another category?

Geeklizzard (talk)20:05, 19 March 2013

Testy McTester thread

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Blah, blah blah. And more.


Geeklizzard (talk)19:16, 19 March 2013

Something else in reply.

Geeklizzard (talk)19:36, 19 March 2013
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Last edit: 19:09, 2 April 2016

OMG Replies. Category:Reply

Geeklizzard (talk)19:44, 19 March 2013
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The question is, can I, like, reply and then edit after? Like, totally. Rical try edit... signature edited00:53, 16 July 2015
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No :( Attempting to edit original comment doesn't work.

Like you can see, with my login Rical I can edit your post. Perhaps you cannot when you are not loged, only anonym under IP., 16 July 2015
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like to see what happened

Elrond (talk)18:10, 28 December 2015

Can WMF change the favicon for test2 to something that doesn't look the same as Wikipedia's? I'd like it to be distinguishable from the browser tabbar. (say invert the colors, for a white W on black square, or anything), 8 March 2016

it lives ...

Eloquence (talk)03:09, 17 February 2015

Admin flag

Hello, I can request the admin flag for testing?

Laberinto16 (talk)01:01, 20 July 2014

For what kind of "testing" is an admin flag needed? Requests need to be way more specific, plus you might be able to set up a Wikimedia Labs instance instead (again, depends on what you want to do). Plus I don't really decide this, you might want to ask Wikimedia QA.

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)09:58, 11 August 2014

Options for testing MW site configuration, js, css?

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Is there a sandbox wiki that I could use to test various admin-configurable options on, including js and css styles? Or a way to spin up a temporary sandbox wiki for that purpose? Something with a button that makes it easy to reset to default would be handy. Currently I would just install a wiki on my own machine; but I've done that often enough that it occurs to me it would be a useful service for other testers.

Sj (talk)19:39, 5 November 2013

In a personal machine, you can create a normal account and an admin one.

In public wikis, this could help admins to manage ponctual rights for regular users able to become step by step admins.

Rical (talk)02:32, 14 November 2013


NEverett (WMF) (talk)17:08, 28 August 2013


AKlapper (WMF) (talk)22:52, 31 August 2013

new search box and testing of data inclusion on

Heya folks!

We've deployed new code here. This includes replacement of the search box. I hope you like this better than the previous one :) now also has the ability to include data from Wikidata. It'd be awesome if you'd give it a try to make sure there are no major issues before we roll this out on the first few Wikipedias on Wednesday. There are two ways to include data:

  • The first one is by adding a parser function like {{#property:p123}} to the Wikipedia article. This will then get the value that is associated with property p123 on the connected Wikidata item. We're working on making it possible to use the property's label (instead of p123 in this example) and more. See meta:Wikidata/Notes/Inclusion syntax for that.
  • The second one is via Lua and supposed to be used for more complicated things that can't be done with the parser function. The documentation for that is here. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 19:07, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
HenkvD (talk)19:10, 26 March 2013

I tested it with Template:Infobox Country and used it on for instance a new article Germany or an existing article Belgium. Works as expected.


HenkvD (talk)19:18, 26 March 2013

Thanks for the work!

Vogone (SWMT)23:05, 27 March 2013

Another Test Thread

A thread, Thread:Talk:Main Page/Another Test Thread, was moved from here to Talk:Xpd. This move was made by Valeriej (talk | contribs) on 19 March 2013 at 18:59.

Tools modules?

it's me again. First, is there places to general talks about scribunto? I.e. IRC channel, some community talk pages...
I'm looking for various tools, before rewriting the wheel. In particular a way to split title page into "title" and "parenthesis part" (if any).

An other question, about programming style and good pratices: is it a good idea to have a module that output calls to other templates? I mean our existing taxobox is build using several basic infobox templates. Is it better to have a module that generates the same template structure, or to have a module that generates the final code?


Hexasoft (talk)22:11, 2 December 2012

This site is mainly special for test LUA in Scribunto. My pages about Scribunto/LUA :

Rical (talk)23:39, 3 December 2012