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Inglis[eedit soorce]

Wee is thar nae link tae the Inglis Wikipaedia on the Main Page? Woshiyiweizhongguoren (tauk) 15:34, 9 Apryle 2019 (UTC)[Replie]

Cause thare shoudna be ane. English is a deid leid, an naebody cares aboot it ony mair. Ye micht as well link tae the Latin ane.— Precedin unsigned comment addit bi 2001:bc8:4700:2300::11:c07 (talk) 06:05, 10 Mey 2019‎ (UTC)[Replie]

Acause Scots isna English. KevRobbSCO (tauk) 01:38, 20 Mairch 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

(En) New idea: Featurt uiser[eedit soorce]

It'd be nice to be able to highlight the contributions of our users for a change. Instead of doing "On this day" (which almost always is a redlink), we could do a featurt uiser and some articles they contributed to. Anyone have thoughts on this? –MJLTauk 17:47, 22 November 2019 (UTC)[Replie]

(En) Removal[eedit soorce]

Should the "On this day" section be removed? According to this, there really isn't anyone updating (creating) it often enough and the main page is broken because of this.

In addition, the DYK section has not been created and it's near the end of January. Minorax (tauk) 05:57, 27 Januar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@Minorax: I've long contemplated whether or not it's worth it to keep that section around. One of my long shot ideas was to replace it with a "Featurt uiser" section or something to celebrate our many contributors.
What do you think we should replace it with? –MJLTauk 05:53, 6 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@MJL: That really isn’t going to solve the issue as well. “Elections” has to be made to select the user monthly. Minorax (tauk) 10:39, 6 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@Minorax: True, I suppose. Do you have any alternative ideas? I'm completely open to new and unique things. –MJLTauk 15:42, 6 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@MJL: The "On this day" section can be kept if someone is free enough to create templates for the remaining 261 days. 1 suggestion is that someone can translate them from en.wiki, taking from pages en:January 1, en:January 2, etc. The "Featured picture" section definitely needs to be taken out as consensus is needed to make an image into a featured one. Also, perhaps the DYK section can stretch across the entire page so it can have a larger image. Minorax (tauk) 07:58, 7 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@Minorax: Generally, consensus isn't really required in the traditional sense to promote things to the Main Page. What normally happens is an admin (or any other interested party) will just fill up the spot with whatever content they feel is high enough quality. If you wanted to promote a picture right now, you'd be welcomed to do that so long as it was justifiable in some form. –MJLTauk 15:17, 10 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
As for promoting an image on the main page, we do have thousands of featured pictures on Commons. They can be promoted to Featured images status here too. But we'll need captions in Scots of the images we are promoting. I don't think just posting is enough. We'll have to describe what the image is about in this wiki's language. Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 13:36, 11 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@MJL: as per above, "copying" images from commons is a good option but probably have a weekly featured images instead of a daily one. Yes, I have some images to promote right now, but my knowledge of Scots is probably a 0.1 Minorax (tauk) 02:58, 12 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
All Scottish speak and understand English. So we could make captions in English and they would understand them. But that would defeat the purpose of having a Scots Wikipedia. Masumrezarock100 (tauk) 03:12, 12 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@Minorax and Masumrezarock100: The images are promoted for a month, and the captions aren't really an issue to translate. It just becomes a question of who wants to do it? –MJLTauk 20:08, 13 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@MJL: If you don't mind, I can pop by every month to create the FP for the following month. Just that I need help translating. Minorax (tauk) 12:27, 15 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
@Minorax: Please feel free! :D –MJLTauk 16:05, 15 Februar 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

(En) Auditing consultant nominations[eedit soorce]

I intend to use this section to list consulting pro-Scots Scots authorities here, and I ask others to as well.[1] James Salsman (tauk) 20:29, 26 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

Has any actual Scot ever visited this site, apart from me right now? Is that meant to be Doric or just some weird imaginary version of modern written Scots, because I don't even see a correct word anywhere I look... But yeah, needs consultants; I'm willing. David A McIntee (tauk) 00:40, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

@David A McIntee: I can confidently say that there are Scots who have visited this website, yes.
Also, is this you? –MJLTauk 02:08, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

If you are fluent in Scots, please join in the cleanup project. They are a more reliable authority than I. James Salsman (tauk) 15:48, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

(En) Seriously?[eedit soorce]

What the hell is that racist wikipedia? Are Scots meant to be portrayed as drunken, blubbering retards unable to speak properly? Is it a troll wiki or something? — Forerin nae adheebit commend addit bi ‎2a01:cb08:8c6d:1900:8b0:e686:7d71:72bf (talkcontribs)

This wiki has gotten questions like this dozens of times, but *you're* incredibly special, since you waited until after news broke that basically all the content on this wiki was provided by one dumbass American teenager who didn't speak Scots. 2601:243:C601:5960:1C9E:151D:3C65:D80B (talk) 00:10, 27 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
It's been discussed to death elsewhere. Adding another complaint here doesn't help anybody, but you could get spend the effort fixing some articles instead. my_hat_stinks (tauk) 00:12, 27 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

Moving the goalposts doesn't answer my question.— Precedin unsigned comment addit bi 2a01:cb08:8c6d:1900:8b0:e686:7d71:72bf (talk) 00:30, 27 August 2020‎ (UTC)[Replie]

The goal was not racism, or even parody or satire, as far as I can tell. Some youthful Wikipedians often see their total edit count as a measure of self-worth, because the community uses such measures to award themselves volunteer service award badges and similar kudos. Sometimes this leads to a limbic and endocrine system feedback loop wherein the editor in question can feel intrinsic rewards for simply making edits, even when they know those edits are inaccurate. Sometimes people will make one or two such edits in jest, and beginning editors will often do so as part of a breaching experiment to see whether the accuracy of the Encyclopedia is accurately maintained. This was not a breaching experiment. It went on for tens of thousands of edits, including deliberately fabricated grammar which the editor, who had sought and obtained sysop permissions, knew was being used by machine learning, language understanding, translation, and similar applications. Requests to help were treated politely but coldly for the most part, as far as I've been able to tell, without any express or implied interest in pro-Scots Scots authority development within the editor corps. The small wiki audit failed to catch this issue, in part because it appears that Scots speakers are too polite to have complained as loudly as when similar things have happened on other small wikis.
This is a great opportunity to correct the problem in a semi-automated fashion supported by the more than 100 pro-Scots Scots speakers who have agreed to help so far.
To those, I say, welcome! James Salsman (tauk) 15:36, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
Maybe it wasn't intended to be racist, but to me, it comes off as such. If I could actually speak Scottish, I'd gladly help, but turns out I'd be more helpful on an encyclopedia ABOUT Scotland than in Scottish, so I'll refrain. I'll still be lurking this wiki from time to time, because I'm curious to check how Scottish differs from other Celtic languages, like Welsh. All the best! (And seriously, quality should beat quantity. There's something really wrong with the wikis, and I hope there aren't any other rotten apples). AND PLEASE FIX THE TOOLTIPS. -- 2A01:CB08:8C6D:1900:D05F:98D5:3311:18A5 (talk) 11:36, 27 Apryle 2021 (UTC)[Replie]

(En) WikiBlame status?[eedit soorce]

One tool which would help is en:Wikipedia:WikiBlame, but I have no idea how to install it. If you are a software developer fluent in Scots, would you please look into the internationalization requirements of that tool? James Salsman (tauk) 16:03, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

I don't know what you mean by "install". You can just go to WikiBlame, set the project to sco.wikipedia, and it will work. PiRSquared17 (tauk) 16:27, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]
Great! Thank you. I thought there was a Mediawiki PHP component and interface strings. If there is a WP:BACKLOG here yet we should include review of the MediaWiki interface strings. James Salsman (tauk) 16:33, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

Wikipedia:E Scots Leed Editathon August 2020 Sunday and Monday, August 30-31[eedit soorce]

(En) Reposting here and at the Commonty Yett to improve visibility. James Salsman (tauk) 16:44, 28 August 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

Newsins[eedit soorce]

Many thanks to Uiser:Cobra 3000 for updating the "Newsins" (for the first time since the last time that was done by AG on Apr 2, 2020!), although they're not able to do it permanently. Are any other native speakers of Scots willing to volunteer? Regards, Sije (tauk) 18:24, 9 October 2020 (UTC)[Replie]

[En] Scots language on Telegram![eedit soorce]

Since this week, Telegram has a new platform for translating its app to Scots language. There aren't translators yet, so please join to the platform and translate the Telegram app to Scots. It will be great for this language to be more present in technology. To begin translating Telegram to Scots, go to the Scots Platform Group through this link: https://t.me/translation_scots

(En) Articles which may not be in Scots[eedit soorce]

Please accept my apologies if this is not the right place to post this. If it is not, please move this section to the correct page and leave a pointer here in its place.

I've recently performed an automated analysis of the ScoWiki articles, and I suggest that the following may not be in correct Scots. I understand that many are false positives because they contain properly included non-Scots, but I was not confident in my ability to remove those by hand. I would appreciate such help from native speakers.

  1. Tomorrowland
  2. São Gonçalo
  3. São José
  4. Bom Jesus
  5. Santo Antônio
  6. Gralloch
  7. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
  8. Campestre
  9. Antoine de Vignerot du Plessis, Duke o Richelieu
  10. São João
  11. Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation
  12. Bela Vista
  13. Aprile
  14. Béatrix de Choiseul
  15. Modrenism
  16. Nine-bawl
  17. Friedrich August I o Saxony
  18. Paykan
  19. Santana
  20. Hortense Félicité de Mailly
  21. Plurality votin seestem
  22. São Luís
  23. Magnox Ltd
  24. European colonisation o the Americas
  25. Carmo
  26. São Sebastião
  27. Pocahontas (1995 film)
  28. Valkyrie
  29. Kabul Province
  30. Cam Ye O'er Frae France
  31. In My Defens God Me Defend
  32. São Miguel
  33. Dexter and Friends (1996's tv series)
  34. Jethart
  35. São Domingos
  36. Wappen o mass destruction
  37. Jatt
  38. Gloria Swanson
  39. Neil Armstrong
  40. Timothy McCarthy
  41. Hayes F.C.
  42. Smear Campaign (album)
  43. Sooth Hamgyong Province
  44. Jeju Province
  45. São Sebastião do Caí
  46. Susan Hayward
  47. Fine structur
  48. Airmed Forces o Haiti
  49. Toluene
  50. Tercera División de México
  51. Esslingen (destrict)
  52. Twin Ring Motegi
  53. Scotland the Brave
  54. Breitbart News
  55. Jerry Springer
  56. Friedrich I o Württemberg
  57. Anarchist communism
  58. Airmed Forces o the Dominican Republic
  59. St. Dubtach
  60. Hunt the gowk
  61. Paul Harvey
  62. EGP-6
  63. Banteng
  64. God Save the Queen
  65. Beihai
  66. Djemna
  67. Upper Sorbian leid
  68. RBMK
  69. British Energy
  70. Bose–Einstein condensate
  71. Thales
  72. Waldshut (destrict)
  73. Numerical integration
  74. Bobby Sands
  75. Montigny-le-Bretonneux
  76. Boys o the Auld Brigade
  77. Mon leid
  78. Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier, Baron o Breteuil
  79. Anseba Region
  80. Hazaras
  81. Marsh frog
  82. São Félix
  83. Austin-Healey 3000
  84. Lishán Didán
  85. Vandals
  86. Moorside Nuclear Pouer Station
  87. Twitch
  88. Linkin Park
  89. Hankavan
  90. Leet o municipalities in Rio Grande do Norte
  91. Charlotte Louise de Rohan
  92. Heid
  93. Kidnappin
  94. Mazurek Dąbrowskiego
  95. Breed to Breathe
  96. The Osterman Weekend
  97. Diesel ingine
  98. Peter Moore (travel author)
  99. Leet o Arab banners
  100. São Pedro
  101. São Francisco
  102. Radar
  103. Wylfa Nuclear Pouer Station
  104. Arkansas River
  105. Sunchang
  106. Sizewell C nuclear pouer station
  107. Naitional Socialist black metal
  108. Sarah McLeod
  109. Opeth
  110. Hoose o Bonaparte
  111. Maekel Region
  112. Santa Maria do Cambucá
  113. The Ajna Offensive
  114. Airchduchess Maria Beatrice o Austrick-Este
  115. Anna Vissi
  116. Hohenzollern Locomotive Works
  117. Sarandi
  118. SpongeBob SquarePants
  119. São Pedro do Butiá
  120. 2019 Indie general election
  121. Prince Emanuele Filiberto o Savoy, Prince o Venice
  122. Save Our Souls
  123. Hopelchén
  124. Dulce Pontes
  125. Province o Salamanca
  126. Mary Tyler Moore
  127. Chagang Province
  128. Prince Anton Ulrich o Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
  129. Daewoo Tico
  130. Mercury Meteor
  131. Charles d'Albert, Duke o Luynes
  132. Sutyagin Hoose
  133. Longport, Staffordshire
  134. Castelo
  135. Bootlegged in Japan
  136. 30 Seconds to Mars
  137. Address to the Haggis
  138. Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis o Dangeau
  139. Borjomi
  140. Taxi Driver
  141. Aka-Bo leid
  142. Kronstadt
  143. Cinderella (1950 film)
  144. Tuna
  145. Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke o Tuscany
  146. Comarques o Catalonie
  147. Ulpia Severina
  148. Aquifer
  149. Santa Fé do Sul
  150. Muhammad Iqbal
  151. Hôtel de Montbazon
  152. North Gyeongsang Province
  153. Olgivdam Jaspdai
  154. Peugeot 3008
  155. Pretender
  156. Kristinehamn Municipality
  157. Mascara Province
  158. Philippe Jules Mancini, Duke o Nevers
  159. Balaton (caur)
  160. Solar radius
  161. Ciénega de Flores
  162. Dana Loesch
  163. Marie Émilie de Joly
  164. Gangwon Province (Sooth Korea)
  165. Santa Rita
  166. London Borough of Camden
  167. Telangana
  168. Rua do Cunha
  169. Morro
  170. Rob Zombie
  171. São Bernardo do Campo
  172. Robbie Keane
  173. Steen Thychosen
  174. Alison Weir
  175. Santa Luzia
  176. Greer Garson
  177. Dungeness Nuclear Pouer Station
  178. Philippe de Bourbon, Duke o Vendôme
  179. Young Dolph
  180. César Chávez
  181. Guy Paul Jules de La Porte, Duke o La Meilleraye
  182. Odin
  183. Madame de Parabère
  184. Greenock Central railwey station
  185. Confine
  186. The Kerry Recruit
  187. Beja Destrict
  188. Warld Puil Association
  189. Beauty and the Beast (1991 film)
  190. Beuk o Ezekiel
  191. Omer Šipraga
  192. Mato Grosso do Sul
  193. The Corbie
  194. U.D.O.
  195. August, Duke o Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg
  196. Hoose o Grimaldi
  197. Eleonora di Toledo
  198. William Jay Smith
  199. Verbenaceae
  200. Villa Fiorito
  201. Steve Davis
  202. 2000 UEFA Cup Final riots
  203. Christmas Island
  204. Ibicuí River
  205. Semanteec chynge
  206. North Pyongan Province
  207. Sooth Jeolla Province
  208. Rafael Pereira da Silva (fitbawer, born 1980)
  209. Globular cluster
  210. São Lourenço
  211. Amalie o Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
  212. Maikon Leite
  213. Heritage railwey
  214. San Nicolas, Manila
  215. Joseph, Duke o Parma
  216. Provinces o Mongolie
  217. Aust-Agder
  218. Ben Bhraggie
  219. Princess Marie o Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1808–1877)
  220. Margaret Osborne duPont
  221. Ray Reardon
  222. Banner o Burundi
  223. Rosa Parks
  224. Pape Paul VI
  225. North Chungcheong Province
  226. Muisicker
  227. Michael Jordan
  228. Portuguese Brazilians
  229. Electric pouer
  230. The Heart of Everything
  231. Tierra Blanca, Veracruz
  232. Hedy Lamarr
  233. Autolatina
  234. Coonties o Albanie
  235. Soriano Calabro
  236. James Prescott Joule
  237. Al Jawl
  238. The Darkness (baund)
  239. George R. R. Martin
  240. Montese
  241. Groningen (disambiguation)
  242. Iron Maiden
  243. Georges Lemaître
  244. Louis Joseph, Dauphin o Fraunce
  245. Tuba
  246. Lilium
  247. Yazz
  248. Santa Maria do Salto
  249. Hoose o Fitz-James
  250. Bernard Cribbins

I can create a larger list if this one is useful. Please let me know by replying. 107.242.121.49 (talk) 14:42, 31 Julie 2021 (UTC)[Replie]

(En) How to tag scotched English?[eedit soorce]

I wanted to ask this on Wikipedia:Help desk but it's protected. What is the right way to tag articles such as [2]? 71.204.166.188 (talk) 16:27, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[Replie]

Use {{Fix Scots}} CiphriusKane (tauk) 16:47, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[Replie]