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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)

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)

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

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)

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)
@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)
@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)
@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)
@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)
@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)
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)
@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)
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)
@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)
@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)
@Minorax: Please feel free! :D –MJLTauk 16:05, 15 Februar 2020 (UTC)