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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)

(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)

(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)
@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)

(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)

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)

@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)

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)

(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)
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)

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)

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)

(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)

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)
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)

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)

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)

[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