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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Wikizine - number: 53 Tech flash

Technical news

The fund raiser is now live! The fund raiser banner must be or must come on the top of all WMF websites. The banner will only appear automatically if [[MediaWiki:Anonnotice]] and/or [[MediaWiki:Sitenotice]] are never been updated before.

So this means for most wikis the banner needs to be manually activated.

To have a successful fund raiser the banner must be on the projects wikis. The instructions for how to get the banner working on your home wiki can you find on this page;


Notice the new option "close" for registered user. This can hide the banner.

Please only translate the text, nothing else. Please help with this, this is paying the bill. When you get the banners working for your home-wiki do not forget the other projects in you language. Check them and updated them there to, if you do not have sysop rights there ask it to local admin, put a notice in there local village pump.

Request for help

For the fund raiser some documents and pages still need translation.

Please go to;

and see how you can help with translating. Meta is also a wiki, so you can do it.

There is also a new type of donation page. It is already created for a fair amount of languages but many still have the old one.


Please first verify that the content of the current donation page in your language is not plain wrong. And then try to make also a one in the new style.

If you need help with one of the places to look for it are the IRC channels. You can use the IRC-service of Wikizine;

And try #wikimedia-tech , #wikimedia or #wikimedia-stewards

If you can use your own IRC-client, the one of wikizine is sometimes blocked in certain channels.

Editor(s): Walter

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