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Tommy Kronkvist (talk) 07:19, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

@Tommy Kronkvist: thanks for the warm welcome --DannyS712 (talk) 16:35, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Translation administrator?

Hello again DannyS712, and thanks for your many localization-related edits to our community. I would be happy to promote you to translation admin, if you feel your efforts would benefit from it? I know you've only made just over 100 edits to Wikispecies so far, but they're all good and your excellent cross-wiki track record as sysop, patroller, property creator and translation admin etc. speaks for itself.

If you think that's a good idea a simple "yes" here will suffice (per policy we don't need to vote about translation admins, contrary to bureaucrat- and adminship), but for the sake of formality it's best if instead you make a short, formal request about it at Requests for translation adminship.

Kind regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:36, 24 October 2019 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: I wasn't planning to ask, but it could be useful;   Doing… --DannyS712 (talk) 03:37, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
@Tommy Kronkvist:   Done, see Wikispecies:Translation administrators#DannyS712 (talk • contribs • block • all projects) --DannyS712 (talk) 03:41, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Yep, I saw. I'll let it sit for a while so other admins and crats have a chance to catch up. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:45, 24 October 2019 (UTC).
@Tommy Kronkvist: its been 5 days - can you take a look? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 16:31, 29 October 2019 (UTC)
All done. Please see the User rights log for your user account. Congrats and regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:55, 29 October 2019 (UTC).
thanks - I've taken a crack at the (small) backlog --DannyS712 (talk) 16:56, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request

Hi. I saw your request to delete Wikispecies:Autopatrollers/zh. I'ld be happy to go ahead and delete the page, however first I would like to know more about what's wrong with it? Should indeed the entire page be deleted (per your request) or does it only need some editing? –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 11:16, 23 November 2019 (UTC).

@Tommy Kronkvist: unfortunately, tagging translation units for deletion isn't the clearest process. I only suggested that Translations:Wikispecies:Autopatrollers/13/zh be deleted, not the whole page. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 22:11, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  Done. Thanks for clarifying. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 17:25, 24 November 2019 (UTC).

Patrolling rights

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–Best regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:31, 30 November 2019 (UTC).

Thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 03:33, 30 November 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for the huge undertaking of adding the {{int:}} magic word to many of the "Find all Wikispecies pages which cite this reference" text string in reference templates. There are still quite a lot to go since we currently have a total of 67,898 reference templates, but getting the job started is a good thing... :-)
Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 03:47, 2 January 2020 (UTC).

Its just a start, I was going slow to avoid making it appear that it was an unauthorized bot. Its just a simple mass replacement, but I'll continue (I pre-approve a bunch of edits and then they save over time to avoid flooding recent changes to much) --DannyS712 (talk) 04:04, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
@Tommy Kronkvist: running now. I've scanned and approved the edits for the remaining templates that start with "A" - ~1200. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:07, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Sounds good, and as far as I can tell looks good too. Hopefully you check for existing {{int:}} tags since reference templates created after 16:29 (UTC), 27 December 2019‎ already have them included? Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 04:15, 2 January 2020 (UTC).
@Tommy Kronkvist: its just replacing
[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:{{BASEPAGENAME}}|Find all Wikispecies pages which cite this reference]]


[[Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:{{BASEPAGENAME}}|{{int:Find all Wikispecies pages which cite this reference}}]]

so checking shouldn't be an issue - it'll only match the full link, not just the piped text. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:21, 2 January 2020 (UTC)

I thought so considering you're an experienced MediaWiki user, but had to ask. :-) Anyway, so no problem then. It's a good thing we get this done. Over and out, for now. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 04:31, 2 January 2020 (UTC).
Glad I can help. --DannyS712 (talk) 04:32, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
@Tommy Kronkvist: done with A-E --DannyS712 (talk) 20:25, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  Like Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 21:18, 2 January 2020 (UTC).
@Tommy Kronkvist: now that Rosibot knows about the new internationalized message and is replacing it, I'm going to stop. --DannyS712 (talk) 01:49, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
Understandable. Thanks for chipping in with your time and skill to get the work done. –Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 18:46, 6 January 2020 (UTC).
No problem. Next project: links to disambiguation pages --DannyS712 (talk) 18:47, 6 January 2020 (UTC)

Bot approval

DannyS712 bot is now approved and has been granted bot status. Regards, Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 09:03, 14 January 2020 (UTC).

Thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2020 (UTC)
@Tommy Kronkvist:   Done, feel free to remove the flag. It missed some ISBNs that were in a different format that I'll fix manually. --DannyS712 (talk) 09:29, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Category:Pages using ISBN magic links is now empty!!! --DannyS712 (talk) 10:01, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
That was quick – thanks! Flag removed. Tommy Kronkvist (talk), 16:20, 15 January 2020 (UTC).

Revert Potamotrygon orbignyi

Can you please explain the revert on Potamotrygon orbignyi? Castelanau is clearly the author fishbase.--Earwig (talk) 08:08, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

I misclicked, and reverted myself immediately --DannyS712 (talk) 08:09, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

Caught in mid edits

Hello. Your work on Glochidion has found me in the middle of a major review and update of Phyllanthaceae. No harm done I guess, but just be a little bit more careful. Cheers Andyboorman (talk) 07:49, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't understand what you mean - I've never edited Special:PageHistory/Glochidion --DannyS712 (talk) 07:50, 3 April 2020 (UTC)


Thanks for noticing my efforts here as well..

There are some other templates on Wikispecies that need TT replacing.

I didn't use Special:LintErrors to find them though, I used insource:/\<tt/ search on template space.

Most of the remaining instances, I can't edit, perhaps you will be able to edit them (and hopefully the translations) based on the pattern I've tried to use?

Thanks in advance. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:56, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

I'll try at some point DannyS712 (talk) 15:57, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Revert needed

Any chance of reverting this? I don't speak Dutch. and it seems things got confused when I tried to remove a lint error.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:32, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Naturally translations should be done by actual speakers ( You've certainly heard of the row at Scowikipedia). ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:32, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
The real issue here is that the code for marking a translation as outdated seemingly breaks the layout. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:32, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Please file a phabricator task about that. Do you want me to revert your removal of the fuzzy tag? DannyS712 (talk) 20:34, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
No. I did find a way around to reverse it properly. However I will revert my changes to translated pages more widely, even if the Lint repairs were in good faith. Watch my contributions, as you might want to re-apply the fixes if you can find native speakers to confirm nothing broke..

ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:43, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Sure DannyS712 (talk) 20:43, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
You worked on some of them it seems from the history. :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:46, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Reverts complete... Hope I didn't break too much in the process. :sigh ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:15, 19 September 2020 (UTC)


Help:Name section

  • T:34 Translations reviewed so far seem to be identical, Querying need for translation on these sections?
  • T:39 Translations:Help:Name section/39/en Seems to be an 'orphan' translation- No mention of <--!T39--> in Help:Name section
  • T:44 Translations reviewed so far seem to be identical, Querying need for translation on these sections?
  • T:52 Translations reviewed so far seem to be be identical, Querying need for translation on these sections?

Resolving this cleans up some stripped tag Linter concerns..

I hope I am not showing my incompetence. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:38, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

T39 must have been removed from the source at some point. The translations (including the English version) aren't automatically deleted. I'm not sure about the others - maybe open a discussion at the village pump? DannyS712 (talk) 21:41, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Possibly... BTW Some the the original 'source' pages for translation use "tvar", I've not found any documentation about this? I tried and related so far.

ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:59, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

See mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration#Segmentation under "Variables" --DannyS712 (talk) 22:08, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Admin status

Hello! I propose that You should be considered for Admin status on WS. Before I take further soundings I really need to ask if you are willing to serve, as not all productive and valuable contributors want the responsibilities. Take time to think about it, no need to hurry. Have look at Wikispecies:Administrators. Thanks and best regards!--Estopedist1 (talk) 07:03, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Let me think about this - I'm in the middle of an RFA on enwikivoyage, and would like to avoid appearing to be a hat collector DannyS712 (talk) 22:27, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
yeah, I agree. I am also guessing that Wikipedians who are admins/bureaucrats in several or even many WikiProjects are main targets for hackers--Estopedist1 (talk) 06:13, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
I have 2fa enabled, and despite repeated notifications about attempted logins am confident that 2fa will prevent me from being hacked DannyS712 (talk) 22:41, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
multi-factor authentication works well. So, just tell when you are willing to help the most scientific Wikiproject - WS. Thanks in advance!--Estopedist1 (talk) 06:28, 27 October 2020 (UTC)


Hello, could you please add me to the list so I can fix the typos more productively? Thanks. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 21:16, 16 December 2020 (UTC)

Only admins can edit that DannyS712 (talk) 21:17, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
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