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Requests for Admin assistance Edit

In the previous discussions in 2019 it was understood that the exclusion of subpages must be by MfD. I believe that this section "Requests for Admin assistance " should be removed from this talk page.Guilherme Burn (talk) 12:02, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you have a link to that consensus? My view is that it's legitimate to request assistance for technical changes, such as when replacing Portal:Foo/Articles/1 to /99 by a template in Portal:Foo which produces similar excerpts, but not as part of demolishing a portal (for example, after quietly replacing its main page by a redirect to a broader portal). Certes (talk) 13:11, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't have the link, I can search for discussions, but this is unnecessary. @Certes: you are a witness, like me, of the thousands of excluded subpages that were restored. I think it is better not to repeat the same mistake again, or we exclude via MfD or leave them in limbo for a while.(Or we propose a new criterion for speed deletions)Guilherme Burn (talk) 14:01, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bug collection Edit

This section is only for tracking bugs and feature requests, in the MediaWiki software itself, which affect portals. For general technical help with portals or portal-related templates, create a new section on this talk page.

  Do not report new bugs or feature requests in this section – only list them here after a Phabricator task has been created.
  • T196722: Gallery slideshow controls take up more than one line on narrow displays
  • T196723: Gallery slideshow flickers when changing images
  • T194887: Mode slideshow of gallery tag is not working in phone screens
  • T199126: Scribunto/Lua should have a built-in method for retrieving category members

Isle of Wight portal Edit

Portal:Isle of Wight was a victim of the portal deletion wars, on the basis that it didn't have enough scope to be a portal. I disagreed with that then, and I disagree with it now. It's a county, it has many settlements and places of interest and a lot of history - there are loads of articles, biographies and pictures to pick from. I'm minded to take it to Deletion Review but I don't want to do so if it doesn't have a decent chance of success. I want to be clear, I am not canvassing for support; I'm asking for advice on whether we think it would have a good chance of being reinstated. WaggersTALK 08:51, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It received the usual boilerplate deletion rationale: WP:NOBODYREADSIT; nobody spends all day changing it; all portals are rubbish anyway. The topic is relatively narrow, but the portal was unusual in having a regular maintainer. It may be relevant that the closer acted in 78 portal MfDs, closing 68 as delete, 9 as no consensus and just one as keep (Outer space being a broad enough topic). Certes (talk) 10:08, 14 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Feedback requested at proposal to enhance Module:Excerpt Edit

A proposal is under discussion to enhance transparency and navigability of Module:Excerpt. Your feedback would be appreciated at Module talk:Excerpt#Proposal: pre-load a helpful preview editintro notice on clicking 'edit' in hatnote. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 17:34, 9 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Get a complete list of STEM categories, their subcategories, and page ids Edit

Question - Imagine that I am a STEM educator and wanted to get a complete list of all on-topic categories, subcats, and page ids for just STEM articles on wikipedia. How would I do that?

I've looked at categorylinks table (too over categorized, eg botany->plants->coats of arms with plants), wikidata, and wikiprojects - following up on various suggestions by various other editors. Portals is probably the closest, but there doesn't seem to be any backing effort/database to capture the implicit categorization knowledge being added by portals. Wikiqrdl (talk) 01:07, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]