User talk:Deanna Earley

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Language links

I saw your Template:Languages. It's a good thing but I would prefer something like language_code:pagename than something like pagename.language_code. In fact, Mediawiki can deal with the namespaces such as xx:pagename but not with pagename.xx . Do you find any inconvenient if I replace pagename.language_code by language_code:pagename in your template ? FredB 11:30, 10 Jul 2006 (UTC)

I prefer the pagename.language as the main part of the link is first but there are several existing Fr: and De: pages. I'd also like to make then proper name spaces rather than just pages prefixed with Xx: --Dean Earley 11:38, 10 Jul 2006 (UTC)
Tis done now, and will be a bit tidier once we can create proper name spaces for them. --Dean Earley 22:49, 10 Jul 2006 (UTC)


Are you querying for new requests every 3 seconds? seems a bit fast if so Ojw 18:36, 17 November 2006 (UTC) ok, this is issue with osm@home if run in a loop, since it exits immediately if the website asks it to and this causes the rapid polling. Will fix in next version. Ojw 23:31, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Localisation Links in the Left Side Bar

Links in the SideBar with 'not EN' National settings lead to Main_Page, but must lead to xx:Main_Page Do you know way to localising links in SideBar? May be you can made localisable links for all national, non-english users? Also neeed to localise other links in Left Side Bar:

'xx:Main_Page' instead Main_Page 
'Special:RecentChanges/xx' instead 'Special:RecentChanges'
'xx:Main_Page&uselang=xx' instead 'Main_Page'
'xx:yyyyyyyyyyyyy' unstead 'Mapping_projects'
'xx:Map_Features&uselang=xx' instead 'Map_Features'
'xx:Help:Contents&uselang=xx' instead 'Help:Contents'

It is about MediaWiki:Sidebar/xx and MediaWiki:Sidebar. Can you fix it for all National pages? --Calibrator 13:36, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Good News!
When translating messages with wfMsg(), it is not always clear what should be considered UI messages and what should be content messages. For example, for the English Wikipedia, there should be only one 'mainpage', so when getting the link for 'mainpage', we should treat it as site content and call wfMsgForContent(), but for rendering the text of the link, we call wfMsg(). The code behaves this way by default. However, sites like the Wikimedia Commons do offer different versions of 'mainpage' and the like for different languages. This array provides a way to override the default behavior.
In accordance with$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg, it need change only one string in LocalSettings.php file. Never edit DefaultSettings.php; copy appropriate lines to LocalSettings.php instead and amend them as appropriate.
$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg = array();
change to
$wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg = array( 'mainpage-url', 'portal-url', 'mapfeatures-url', 'helppage' );
Can you do it? --Calibrator 17:20, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Why do you keep silence whole month? --Calibrator 12:59, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Calibrator. You posted the same question to many people's talk pages, several page discussions, and to trac. Please keep the discussion here Talk:Wiki#Russian SideBar have links to English pages -- Harry Wood 17:34, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Now enabled wgForceUIMsgAsContentMsg. --Firefishy 18:22, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Forming a wiki team

Hi Dean, what do you think about Talk:Wiki#Forming_a_Wiki_Team? I'm thinking about supporting the new ones, cleanup,...? --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 10:45, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Cleaning up the wiki

Please take part in this discussion :) --★ → Airon 90 12:58, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Research cleanup

Hi Dee, thank you for getting involved at Research. But I noticed that your edit removed the intro of the OSM community which was created to remember scientists on best practises and how the community want's to be involved. So I undo your edit for now. If you are unhappy with this larger block, please let's discuss it at talk:research with others. Hope you don't feel to sad, as I saw tried to help with formating :) --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 13:48, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Before accusing one of the wiki admins of a mass change/"vandalism" of a page, you may want to check what they actually changed. Your "undo" also removed quite a few other legitimate changes. While I recommend reinstating the text that that was removed by Fgnievinski, you may want to be a bit more selective about undoing changes. --Dee Earley (talk) 14:05, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
I came here because of the same issue. As a wiki admin you should know that this status gives you no special authority in content issues - if anything, you should tread especially cautiously. It is true you didn't initially delete the content, but I feel that re-doing such a deletion (among other things) without a meaningful edit comment does not help. --Tordanik 14:56, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
I was cautious not to delete anything (with the end result that I didn't as part of my edit). !i! did a blanket undo breaking many other things with no apparent thougth for what they were actually undoing, then accusing the wrong person of breaking it. Yes, the removed section itself looks useful, but in the state of the last edit, wasn't particularly great or in the right location from what I could make out. As such, I reverted to a good version just without the text and left it to someone with "special authority" to review and readd correctly. Note that a revertion does NOT allow you to set a reason, meaning none was set. --Dee Earley (talk) 15:12, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
I didn't criticise your original edit, even though it is unfortunate that it was stacked on top of a controversial change, making that one harder to undo. But you can and imo should edit the default description of a revert. (To avoid misunderstandings, I'm talking about the functionality of the link that appears in the version history for each revision.) --Tordanik 15:26, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
The rollback link (which I used) doesn't, but at the time, all I saw was a crappy "undo" that broke many things. It should have spoken for itself. I wasn't interested in editing the new page just to add the text, because that should be done by someone that knows the page better, and as I said, they WERE notified. --Dee Earley (talk) 15:36, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm sorry if I accused you and if you didn't done this deletion. I reviewed the history and thought that it was your edit which removed the intro. I noticed that your edit had also some good cleanups (see 1st post), but IMHO it's not on me to break up big edits and to apply partial edits again. IMHO it's good practise to splitup full page edits in single steps, so everybody can undo this single changed aspects.
I'm not here to argue who has the most wiki edits. As user:Tordanik points out, I hope a wiki admin is aware of his power and his position. Thus is especially carefully about bigger changes and how he deals with other users. Anyway, thanks all for clarify this issue and for fixing it --!i! This user is member of the wiki team of OSM 20:05, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Sidebar translation?

Hi, I would like to change some text and links in Czech (cs) version of the sidebar (main menu on the left). I am not able to figure out how to do so. Could you advise me please? Chrabros (talk) 09:20, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, could you at least tell me which server administrator to contact to translate the sidebar? Thank you. Chrabros (talk) 06:19, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Nevermind. I found someone finally. Chrabros (talk) 08:02, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

JOSM problems

Hi Dee, I got problems at those pages too. I do not want to talk (or rather continue to talk) with that user (for past experience), so unless other people join, I see no way out here.

Thanks! --Aseerel4c26 (talk) 12:33, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Block Request Verdy_p

Hi Deanna Early,

could you please block user Verdy_p? I asked Verdy_p to add edit descriptions almost two weeks ago. He read (and responded to my complain) and added edit descriptions to his next edits but just a few hours after he discontinued the usage of edit descriptions.

It's not his first user block for that reason, i.e. he refuses to add edit descriptions. I hope that this block will get him back on the straight and narrow. --Nakaner (talk) 16:32, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Re: Roller Coaster Database

Hi, I saw you added to Proposed features/key:roller coaster about rcbd. I've just made a suggestion in Talk:Proposed_features/key:roller_coaster#Roller_Coaster_Database_tagging about reforming how that tag is used. I think using ref: is more consistent with referencing other databases. Look forward to hearing your feedback --JayTurnr (talk) 05:14, 21 January 2021 (UTC)