VisualEditor is coming to this wiki[wax ka badal xogta]
Hello! Please excuse the English. I would be grateful if you can translate this message.
VisualEditor is coming to this project on December 2nd. VisualEditor is software in development to allow people to edit pages in MediaWiki without needing to learn wikitext syntax (like typing [[ and ]] to link to another page). It is already available and in use on some Wikipedia projects. Please see mw:Help:VisualEditor/FAQ for more information.
When this software arrives, you will have the option to use it or to use the current wikitext editor. When you press “edit”, you will get the new VisualEditor software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press “edit source”. For more information about how to use VisualEditor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.
We hope that this software will be useful to people in your community, and we can really use your help to make it better! Please let us know if you find any problems. If you're willing and able, please report the issue in Bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product. If you would prefer not, please explain the issue you found on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. If you notice major issues impacting your project, we would appreciate it if you could let us know directly. Please email me, or leave a note on my talk page, or if it’s an emergency, like an unexpected bug causing widespread issues, please reach out to James Forrester, the Product Manager, at email@example.com for immediate attention.
If you have time, please test the new editor before it is deployed. This would let us know about any serious issues specific to this Wikipedia before the rollout. To enable VisualEditor now, go to your “Preferences”, select “Editing” and select “Enable VisualEditor”.
We would also appreciate help with translation of the pages about VisualEditor here and on MediaWiki.org, and its user interface. See VisualEditor TranslationCentral for general information. To translate the user interface, start by creating an account at TranslateWiki. Once your account request is approved, all you need to do is select your language from this list. This will give you a list of individual lines and paragraphs. The English original will be on one side, with the option to “edit” on the other. Pressing “edit” will open an edit window where you can work.
The User Guide is another important document. To translate this, simply go to the MediaWiki.org page, and select “translate this page”. Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. If you want to help with translations and would like to talk about how, please leave a message for me on my talk page.
VisualEditor office hours[wax ka badal xogta]
Hi Everyone. Fiican badan. :)
Apologies for my English. I would be grateful if you would translate this message into Somali, or any other language that is commonly spoken here. :)
This discussion will be on IRC (Internet Relay Chat) at irc://irc.freenode.net/wikimedia-office.
The first is on Monday, 2 December, at 1900 UTC.
The second is on 3 December at 0100 UTC.
Logs will be posted at meta:IRC office hours#Office hour logs after each office hour ends.
Logs for older office hours about VisualEditor are also posted at m:Category:VisualEditor_office_hours_logs.
If you want to ask a question and cannot attend, or do not have access to IRC, or do not speak English, you can email me your questions at or post them on my talk page, and I will send your questions to James myself.
Hope to see you there! :)
Content Translation beta feature is now available[wax ka badal xogta]
Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on this Wikipedia. To start translating, enable the beta feature and go to Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page and create a new translation by selecting the source language, the article name and target language. If the article already exists then a warning will be displayed. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Wikipedia. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.
Since, this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems that prevent you from using the tool. For more information, please read about how to use the tool. You can also view a short screencast on how to use Content Translation. My apologies for writing this announcement only in English. Please feel free to translate this message for wider distribution. Thank you. --KartikMistry (talk) 18:09, 21 May 2015 (UTC)