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18:29, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

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Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Salut Léa !

With a few others editors we have been thinking about redesigning the message that is displayed at the top of the watchlist of every user. The problem with the current one is that it takes up a lot of space (especially on small screens), the content is not always very fresh (admins update it mostly manually, and the selection of RFCs to display is quite arbitrary), and users cannot dismiss the notifications when they have seen them (nor do the notifications expire automatically after a chosen delay).

Because the content of this watchlist summary is quite similar in nature to parts of the weekly summary (and a very visible part of Wikidata's UI), I thought you might want to chime in on this! The current content is at Template:Watchlist summary, the discussion to change it is at Template talk:Watchlist summary. I have made a mock up of what it could look like at User:Pintoch/WatchlistSummaryMock.

All the best! (and see you in Berlin later this month maybe, I will come for Workshop on Data Quality Management in Wikidata (Q59426297))

Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hey Pintoch,

Thanks for letting me know! It looks good for me. If you want more people to have an eye on it, I can also put the link to the discussion in the Weekly Summary.

I won't be available on the day of the workshop unfortunately, but if you're still in Berlin on 19.1. we can have a tea somewhere :)

Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Ok! I am not sure it is worth announcing it in this weekly summary given that it is still very early stage (we need some feedback from the developers about activating the gadget at

Sadly I will not stay the day after, I am taking the train back directly.

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Hogü-456 (talkcontribs)

Hello Lea,

is it possible to change the language from English in another language and how can I do this, when I am not logged in. Yesterday I was in Ulm at an Wikidataevent and there I tried to change the language before logged in and that did not work. How can I change the language when I am not logged in. A access to wikidata in the native language is important for all the people who want to use wikidata and dont speak English at a high level. Please tell me if there is a possibility to change the language and how I can to this.

Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Hello there,

Unfortunately, the language for non logged-in users is always English, it's not adapting yet to the browser's language. If you want to display one specific page in another language, you can add ?uselang=de at the end of the URL, but it will not be saved when you change the page.

During workshop, we usually advise beginners to create an account (or use their Wikipedia one) which offer many other useful features, like the talk page and preferences.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hogü-456 (talkcontribs)

Hello Lea,

are there plans to change this. I think it is very important, because not every one wants to create an account. I have seen that there has been created a ticket in Phabricator but there was no date, when you want to change that function in Wikidata. It is very very important, because so people with a low Englishlevel dont use Wikidata. You should change it within the next months. Please tell me the steps who have to be done to change this. When you need help by doing this I can help you and the Developerteam. A first step I think is to create a site in Wikidata where the current situation is explained. And there should be a information at the main page, when changing the language, how you can do this, for one specific page, without log in.

Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)


The main ticket is here. As you may have seen, there is also a subtask describing the cache issues that is the main technical blocker currently. if you have suggestions on how to solve it, feel free to leave a comment on the ticket.

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20:34, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

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Error in links in Wikidata weekly summary #338

Mbch331 (talkcontribs)

The RfC links in the summary that got posted on my talk page (on nlwiki) has incorrect links to the RFCs. You forgot the Wikidata: part of the links (I noticed the links in the e-mail version of the newsletter were correct).

Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)

Thanks for letting me know. Indeed, the d: prefix has been forgotten.

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