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May you undelete my sandbox (User:Atcovi/sandbox)?Edit

I had some work on it that I didn't realize was still relevant. Thanks. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:40, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

@Atcovi:  Y Done -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 17:52, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

ready for mainspaceEdit

I believe the following page is ready for the main space; https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Draft:Proof_of_monism HumbleBeauty (discusscontribs) 06:03, 31 March 2020 (UTC)

Could you please explain why you think this is ready for mainspace? --mikeu talk 06:10, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
it is quality work...HumbleBeauty (discusscontribs) 23:19, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
That statement is not an explanation that answers the question. Wikiversity mainspace is for learning resources that are generally seen as an understandable lesson or project that the average person could benefit from. This page is too idiosyncratic and obscure to be useful to a broad audience of learners. It would be best if you continued working in draft or user space to develop this further to appeal to a wider audience. It is definitely not ready for mainspace. --mikeu talk 11:53, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for youEdit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
{{{Thank you for supporting my proposal on WikiQuiz}}}

RIT RAJARSHI (discusscontribs) 20:08, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Template Import for Translation - Cross-language ImportEdit

Dear Dave, is it possible to have Special:Import between languages e.g. for templates. For translations of Wikiversity learning resources it is helpful have similar templates in all languages. Imported the Event Template from Wikipedia for COVID-19. Templates are handled in different languages differently, that is basic requirement due to the fact that templates contain language specific elements, that cannot be used in shared way. But on the other hand the syntactic definition will be quite similar. I see to options that might help translations efforts in Wikiversity:

  • allow template import e.g. from en-Wikiversity to de-Wikiversity (German)
  • use a kind of meta templates that are language independent in all wikiversities that can be parameterized with language specific content elements like header title, logos, ...

What would be your favorite solution for that.(The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bert Niehaus (talkcontribs) 3 April 2020)--Bert Niehaus (discusscontribs) 16:11, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

@Bert Niehaus: I presume it is possible. But it isn't something we configure directly. We would need a Phabricator request to add other import sources. Unless this is going to be high volume, it may be just as easy to copy and paste the template content and include a link to the source.
My favorite solution would be for Wikimedia to create a template-sharing interface similar to how Commons works for files. They shouldn't need to be copied from wiki to wiki. We should be able to access them centrally and reuse them, with local code added where necessary. There are discussions and Phabricator items related to this, but there have been for years. I don't know the current progress. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:29, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Dave Braunschweig: Thank you for that, just wanted to use the best available solution that makes maintenance and updating of such templates easier. So I would avoid copying to templates unless they are required urgently. I want to avoid causing workload for migrating the copied templates towards the desired template-sharing interface. Best regards and take care, Bert --Bert Niehaus (discusscontribs) 16:11, 3 April 2020 (UTC)