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Not done

No Not done (this will never been done completely, so don't archive!)

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MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 17:44, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

Category Section Check(?)

The category section needs to be caught up such as the: work in-progress category, the projects in need of deletion category, the merge catgegory. Does anyone want to do a category check, just to keep it clear. Thank you! :)
Malik44 (talk | contribs) 02:53, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Wha bam! The deletion category is cleared.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 05:24, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Update wiki

According to the MediaWiki download page, it says

To MediaWiki ≤ 1.22.x, 1.24.x and 1.25.x users: Support of these branches was discontinued. Please update to a newer version of MediaWiki

– The MW download page

According to the page that displays the version of the wiki, the SW runs v1.22.7. This means there is no longer any support for the SW's version. I think this wiki should be upgraded to the latest version of MediaWiki. If this wiki were to be updated, it should not be updated to any version apart from the most recent version. Why? This means the wiki has a longer support life.
Banana439monkey.gif banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 16:01, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
However, there is a big MW backend change in MW 1.24, and anything 1.24+ will likely break multiple extensions. That requires extra time and effort to fix so the wiki runs smoothly. I've upgraded all of the international wikis from 1.23- to 1.26, and I know it is somewhat painful.
I also remember there was an incompatibility between MW 1.27 and ConfirmAccounts... That alone breaks the camel's back, as it is. I haven't tested ConfirmAccounts with the latest version of 1.27, but there is likely some trouble.
I know 1.23 is a MW LTS version, but that gets discontinued in May 2017...
It looks if we upgrade MW, then we have to go through the process of extension updating, ect...
I vote for MW 1.26 for better extension compatibility. Plus, MW 1.26 is also a LTS version.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 16:11, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
1. *1.23.15 2. We can update the extensions and the skin, so they work better with the wiki.
Banana439monkey.gif banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 16:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
The adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind here. Is there anything actually wrong with the current version of MediaWiki or a feature that the new ones offer that we would actually use? If the answer is no to both of those, there's no reason to update. While it may no longer be officially supported, if there aren't any actual problems with the installation, there aren't any actual problems that hinder operation of the Wiki. That being said, if there are actual features that we would use (I haven't read the changelog yet so I don't know myself), then it probably is worth upgrading. In that case I could probably make the necessary fixes to ConfirmAccounts fairly easily, but I do believe that we would need to make some pretty major changes to the skin to make it work.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:14, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
The international wikis run using an altered version of the Scratchwikiskin that works with MW 1.26. We could use that if anything.
Otherwise, valid point jvvg. Does upgrading give us anything important?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 22:41, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
According to the MW homepage, upgrading gives us security releases.
Banana439monkey.gif banana439monkey (Talk | Contribs | Scratch | Edits) 21:23, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Featured Images

Are the Featured Images going to change?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:57, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Now sounds like a good time. Suggestions everyone?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 00:29, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe File:Record Project Video Feature.png.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:59, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
Programmer1121 (talk | contribs) 01:17, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
What is the umm for?
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:57, 12 November 2016 (UTC)
Maybe File:2.0 Math.png could be featured.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 23:39, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Does anyone know what that template is?

Ok, so I'm looking for a template that I saw on an article that said something like "This article is about ___. You may be looking for ___." or something like that. I wanted to use it but I couldn't find it. Anyone know what it is?
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 02:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

I think you want {{about}}.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:31, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I think that's it. Thanks!
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 23:56, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

What's the difference between these two?

What's the difference between Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Website and Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Front_Page? Also, is there an article where I could link About nav bar.png to? I couldn't find a Wiki page for it because I put it on Scratch_Wiki:Table_of_Contents/Website.
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 03:58, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

It looks like we don't have an article for About. That's something anyone could make.
There doesn't seem to be a difference between the two ToC articles, besides that /Website looks better. Looking back historically, it looks like /Front Page was intended to be the graphical copy of the website, and /Website was a table of links. However, in September 2014, /Website was updated to be a graphical copy of the website to be "more convenient for visitors".
In hindsight, we should probably consolidate all links to point to /Front Page, and revert Website to a table.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 20:48, 13 November 2016 (UTC)
Yeah ok. Making an article for About is going to go on my to-do list. Yesterday I was working on making /Website look better and somehow I stumbled upon /Front Page and I was curious. c:
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 23:36, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

There is a new FPC

Antonov-225 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:37, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 23:29, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 00:00, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

there is a new curator

MrRaisin is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 22:32, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes Done
jvvg (talk | contribs) 20:23, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 21:21, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Forum Archive

blob8108's Scratch forums archive is down and it's been like that for quite a while... it'd be harder to reference 1.4 facts since there's no source...
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 21:20, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

It's not down, it just moved. I updated the template.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:59, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
Ah, ok thanks. c:
Icon.png GlassGalaxy (talk | contribs) 04:46, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Wednesday

Hello and welcome to another Wiki Wednesday! It's already an exciting time of year, so let's make it better with a nice, wholesome article. :)

For the list of previous Wiki Wednesday, see: Wiki Wednesday/Articles

What should we feature this month? A good candidate would have interesting content, some images, and follow wiki guidelines.
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 04:06, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Maybe Cloning. Also for the love-it article that I suggested the edit I did on it before I suggested it was just removing a word I think so.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:24, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
I normally don't vote in these, but I would like to jot down this wonderful tutorial: Pen Art Examples
@Ziggy741: I'll make sure to send your suggestion to LiFaytheGoblin. :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:29, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:26, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

French Wiki

Woo hoo! We just got a new French Scratch wiki! Link: Accueil

To interwiki to the French wiki, simply put fr: at the front of the link. For example: [[fr:Accueil|Accueil]]

The next step now is to start interwiki linking the articles. If you know some French, please help! :)
ErnieParke (talk | contribs) 23:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

On the browser I use it gives me an option to translate the page so maybe I could help.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:30, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
It won't work!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:39, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
I think because the interwiki thing does it different than the links for the French Wiki.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:45, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Realy? For me it works at all article pages: You only hve to put [["languageID":"Name of the article in that wiki"]] at the end of the source-text of an english article (e.g.
[[de:Hauptseite]] [[fr:Accueil]] [[hu:Kezdőlap]] [[id:Halaman_Utama]] [[ja:メインページ]] [[nl:Hoofdpagina]] [[ru:Заглавная страница]]
is added at the end of the source-text of Scratch_Wiki_Home), and you can see the Interwiki-Links at "In other Language"-Menu at the left of the Article-Area. Does it now work for you? There is still much work to do with interwiki, see:
I think it would be helpful to have an interwiki-bot that does all the implicit-links (than our international authors only would need to put a link to the english-articles in their articles, and all other Interwiki-link could be done by the bot, because it's implicit). They have such a bot in WIkipedia that we could use for the Scratch-WIki-Family. What do you think?
MartinWollenweber (talk | contribs) 09:49, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


abhi2006 is the new FPC.
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:25, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Cleaning time!

As of the time I write this, we have...

That's 103 pages that need improvement (there are some pages in two categories, so in reality it's a little smaller), but that's still nearly 10% of the pages on the Wiki. With Scratch 3.0 coming sometime soon, a lot of people will probably forget about the existing pages and instead focus on the new pages that will need to be created or updated. Before that happens, we should try to make the pages we do have as good as possible, so I am encouraging everybody to take a look at those categories and do what's possible to fix them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 19:37, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

New Wiki Wednesday Article says it is Cloning! Let's give some applause, and get this page ready for when they put it on the front page.
LeftoftheHeader.gif ♠BF10 talkcontributions 12:48, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

featured article

When you click on the learn more thing it takes you to cloning and it says it's current () (block).
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 15:35, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

It should be fixed now.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 17:05, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 17:36, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

category question

Do you need to ask before making a category?
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 01:23, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Not as long as you're sure no existing category exists for what you're creating and you correctly categorize the category. Someone else may modify or delete your category if necessary, as is true with all other contributed content.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:13, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay. Thank you!
Ziggy741 (talk | contribs) 16:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

unused files will be deleted next week

If you want to keep an unused file, please delete the warning now placed on all unused files except scratchblocks. Thank you!
KrIsMa Anamation2.gif KrIsMa user | talk | contribs | edits 07:27, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

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