Talk:Wiki Help

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SVG Thumbnailer has problem with umlaut in filename?

The file Image:White_1_in_white_circle_with_Gü_above.svg White 1 in white circle with Gü above.svg does not show up in the wiki. It works fine for other versions without umlaut in filename like for example Image:White_V_in_white_circle_with_G_above.svg White V in white circle with G above.svg -- LosHawlos 18:42, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

I've now uploaded using a different filename without umlaut White 1 in white circle with Guuml above.svg -- LosHawlos 17:57, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Fixed -- firefishy 21:59, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Templates

Hi,

Where can I get some help with creating a template on this wiki? I imported {{Start date}} from Wikipedia, including two sub-templates, but it's not working. What am I missing? Pigsonthewing 22:53, 15 August 2010 (BST)

The usual problem with trying to copy a template from wikipedia, is that almost all their templates are constructed as a tangled mess of dependencies on other templates, forming a kind of cool, but faintly ridiculous, sort of modular programming language in the wiki text. Copying over lots of this into our wiki... it feels like a rabbit hole we might not want to go down. What's our strategy for syncing with bug fixes/changes over time? It gets really messy. Might a problem some wikimedian's can advise on (how do Templates get shared across wikimedia sister projects? I'm not sure)
It might not be a big deal in the case of {{Start date}}. I see that template makes a lot of use of {{padleft which we're missing (Template:Padleft is a red link here at time of writing) . So that would be a starting point to fix, and might be the only bit we're missing
-- Harry Wood (talk) 09:59, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Wrong reference or typo ???

Whilst translating into Dutch I came across this sentence:

" You should probably not use any map image from Wikimedia, even where they are pronounced cc-by-sa on Wikipedia, because this community applies more strict criteria regarding derivative works."

I was confused by the mentioning of Wikimedia, since elsewhere is mentioned Wikimedia Commons.

I wonder if there is a typo there and if originally was meant to write: Wikipedia

DiGro 27 april 2015

Well I think it means "wikimedia commons" but this is pretty much one and the same thing when it comes to images and copyrights (wikipedia hosts most of its images at wikimedia commons). Saying just "wikimedia" is a reasonable shortcut too. In fact it's technically more accurate, since the thing we're talking about here applies to wikimedia commons and any/all of the wikimedia sister projects. They all treat geodata copyrights less strictly than us.
Note that this is only talking about map images. We have stricter rules about map image copyrights, so presenting map images, brought in from commons, can cause some confusion. Other images... no problem.
-- Harry Wood (talk) 13:27, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Harry,
clear to me now and I'll leave it as is :-).
DiGro 27 april 2015 20:30 (UTC +2)