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  • Haven't seen you in a while! Was wondering what happened to you. ūüėĄ Send me a note one of these days. I'd love to catch up.

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  • Are you interested in the Beaurocrat position for the Wiki? If so, it's yours. I don't want someone else snagging the wiki and ruining it. All I'd ask in return is an admin position, for nostalgia and such.¬†

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    • Not really. I think Emperor Charles II is a good person for admin (or potentially bureaucrat) or maybe jrikhal could be a bureaucrat if interested.

      I haven't edited here for ages, so quite some time ago I revoked my own admin rights because there is no point in keeping rights one doesn't use, in fact it is a pretty bad idea. Someone could hack your account, or whatever. So I'd suggest removing rights from Stec for the same reason (not being active here for 2 years).

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    • I offered it to Jrikhal. They recommended you. If I knew Emperor Charles II better, I would be more amenable to it.¬†

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    • As long as you or someone you trust maintains bureaucrat rights, there is also the option of removing it if something goes wrong.


      Generally though, Emperor charles has been the most active positive contributor here for more than  two years that I've observed their contributions. In the end, considering that you don't edit here often, and nor does any admin, Emperor charles could already have "forcibly" adopted this wiki, become bureaucrat, and removed all your / Stec's rights anyway because you didn't reply to his request, and didn't edit for more than 1 month. They presumably know of this fact. That would be similar to how we got admin rights despite the fact that there was actually an inactive founder / admin / bureaucrat.

      If I did have the ability to do so, I'd have given Charles admin or at the very least content moderator rights before removing my own.

      As noted previously, there is simply no point in having admins that don't do any admin work. Sometimes one just has to let go.

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    • Thank you for advising me in this.¬†:)

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  • Hi!


    Would you know how to replace http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/File:Flag-hv.svg by http://fr.duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Fichier:Flag-hv.svg  in the English wikia?

    N.B.: I asked and obtain authorization rom staff to use their drawing here on the Wikia.

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  • Hi Dessamator!


    I think we should put Japanese from English and Korean from English (and also soon to be Chinese from English) as "staff courses" hence out of the stats  for http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Course_list.

    I'll try to do it myself.

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    • Dessamator wrote:
      They were immediately reflected in the infoboxes.


      That's actually because I wanted the infobox to not say "volunteers" that I added them to the list of two more pages. ;)
      Originally, I added them only to one page (which excluded them from the statistics) then realized it hadn't turned their infoboxes hence tracked back down (and added ["enzh-CN"]=1 and ["enja"]=1 to) the two other pages.

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    • Ah, now I remember, it makes sense. At the time I was too lazy to make it possible to access all that stuff from one place, so I duplicated most of it. That's why it must be set in two places.

      Well at least some of it is documented in Template:Crow. I was planning to split it up but got lazy and never quite finished it. Although some of the stats are using the separate module (Module:Crow/view).

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  • Hi Dessamator,

    would you know how we would avoid that the automatic update of Module:Crow deletes the manually added datas about en#ja (cf. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Module:Crow/json?diff=33633) ?

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    • Mainly due to the fact they developed a new type of exercise to focus on teaching "idiogram" (which they preferred to test-develop on iOS first).

      Makes sense, but there are more complicated languages, for example, Konkani (Kannada, Devanagari, Malayalam, Roman (Romi Konkani) and sometimes in Persian scripts). That will be challenging, in fact there are languages written from top to bottom and left to right. These may be easier to develop for mobile devices first.

      You're welcome...

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    • I'm quite convinced that IF the courses teaching those other languages are developed (=contributors) by staff, then yes. Otherwise, no.

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  • Hi, I wanted to edit¬†http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Wiki to put as comments the lines linking to Immersion's Guidelines (since Immersion has been definitively stopped). unfortunately it seems only admins can...


    Could you do it?

    And also withdrawing the link to Immersion in the navigation-bar at top of said page. 


    Thx!

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    • Wow immersion is finally dead, as expected. Anyway, the main page is a major vandalism target. Although it hasn't been vandalized a lot here.

      Both links have been cleaned up.

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    • Thx!

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    • There are still many other pages will still require cleanup, and some probably need to be deleted or archived. Anyway, it'll be cleaned up eventually.

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    • I cleaned the Mobile page, then I went on the FR wikia to do some cleaning too.¬†;)

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  • I need you to help with a user that is constantly spamming the Frequently asked questions/General page. They might need to be banned, but I don't know if an IP can be banned, and I obviously can't do it anyway. I really don't want to have to do this, but I am very tired of having to clean up the mess. The IP is 209.141.140.154

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  • I Dessamator,

    Not being a admin of the Wikia, I don't think it'd be wise/good for me to "warn" the user http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/User:JUSTIN_PARAKOV to not spam the Wikia with "edit" like http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Course_list?oldid=32804.

    As an admin, could you contact them?

    Best,

    jrikhal.

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    • Hi,

      Generally speaking any user can warn other users. They most likely won't even realize I'm an admin anyway.

      In any case , they've been warned.

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  • Hi Dessamator!


    Could you remind me how to get auto-coloring (green and gray) in http://fr.duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Liste_des_cours like in http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Course_list ?

    Similarly the blue-gray in http://fr.duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Cours like in http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Language_course ?


    Thx!

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    • For course_list it is set using this line in Module:Crow/view:

      hStatRow = libTableBuilder.createRow ({["class"]= tBackColor[iPhase] })

      The class sets the color depending on the phase. Although you would need to change MediaWiki:Wikia.css but this requires admin rights. You can change the script to use colors instead, by setting it as something like:

       tBackColorStyle = {[1] = "red", [2] = "green"}
      hStatRow = libTableBuilder.createRow ({["style"]= tBackColorStyle[iPhase] })

      I never got to finish converting language_course to use the new module, so it still uses Module:Crow. Lightgray is set in various lines, just search for Lightgray. I think you actually added that code, so you should know it better than me. Blue is again set in Wikia.css, but you can overwrite it in the a similar manner to above.

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    • Thx for the detailed answer!

      I was fearing to need admin rights to be able to do it as on the English Duo wikia. I'll find another way. ;)

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    • Did you import the newer code I added?

      The previous code sets all styles inline (just like Module:Crow still does for many things), so it never had this problem. On the other hand it meant that changing a single color would require changing various parts of the code. Although this is caused by the way we wrote it, not really due to using classes vs inline styling.

      Right now it is a mix of both, because I'm still procrastinating, and not updating language_courses page to use Module:Crow/view and Module:Crow/statistics. 

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  • Hi Dessamator,


    The last change ( http://fr.duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Module:Crow/json?diff=4821 ) resulted on the deletion of all info that are not "the last update" for a given course.

    I'm about to reverse the change but just want to check you're not working on improving things (in which case I'll not interfere with your work ;) ).

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    • Do you know if there is a way to see the complete "summary" of this update?

      I mean, for smaller chanegs, the "summary" included "USER:MikoBot ((Automated edit - Login failed))" but here the "summary" is too long so we can't even be sure that it was done by a bot (and not be an user).

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    • Jrikhal wrote:
      Do you know if there is a way to see the complete "summary" of this update?

      I mean, for smaller chanegs, the "summary" included "USER:MikoBot ((Automated edit - Login failed))" but here the "summary" is too long so we can't even be sure that it was done by a bot (and not be an user).

      It is not really possible to see the whole summary when it is longer than 255 bytes (I think). This is a limit on the wiki, but you can guess what it is based on the edits made. For whatever strange reason it decided that a number of courses changed phases, some "reaching" phase 3. It also deleted some previous data probably because of some bug  in the code.

      I can change the summary to start from the name of the bot, or change it to a smallish link.

      Previously, the bot was able to login, but staff here made changes to the software so that isn't as easy as it was, and I'm too lazy to dig up how to fix it. So for now it makes changes as an IP. 

      P.S. That's not really my IP, it is google server IP, and it changes every so often. It will be something like:

       [[User:MikoBot|Author]] - Change 1, change 2, ....
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