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Wikipedia Desktop Website Dark Mode

@SGrabarczuk (WMF): I'm sure this has been asked many times, but I was wondering if Dark Mode for the Wikipedia desktop site is every going to be a thing? I mean Volker E. made a pretty good CSS (can be found here if anyone is interested: WikimediaUI Dark mode) So doesn't have to be anything special like the phone app has all those options (Wikiwand works fine for anyone interested in something like that on the desktop, I rather have a simple toggle on the vanilla site cause I'm a simple guy that likes to go on rants about dark mode on Wikimedia late at night lmao). At least for me a pure black dark mode is fine. I was just wondering, cause my late night Wikipedia "rabbit hole" journeys puts a lot of strain on my eyes and I'm sure I'm not the only one lol. Also, don't really want to log into my account all the time if I ever go on other computers (mostly on public computers or work computers) or incognito on the browser to use the CSS. Sorry for the long rant lol. So yeah, was just wondering if it's going to ever happen? Hurtcopain (talk) 07:10, 22 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Most likely, YES, @Hurtcopain. I'm glad that I can say this is part of our annual plan for the year starting in July :) Unless this changes, which is highly unlikely, we'll be working on dark mode in the next months.
As a fun fact - there are at least two challenging parts. First of all, we haven't been able to offer preferences to logged-out users. We're solving this now. Secondly, dark mode will not look good if different pieces of code (like templates and other CSS written by the communities on each wiki locally) aren't adjusted to it. So it will require lots of work, not only for the Foundation.
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And thanks for your question! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 12:14, 22 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! That sounds great and I can't wait to see the feature soon. I understand the hurdles it takes to come out with new features, but I just want to thank you and the whole wiki team and community for what they do for not only me but the whole internet. Keep it up! Hurtcopain (talk) 05:51, 24 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia wiki mobile redirect

Hi, this wiki does not automatically redirect mobile users to the mobile domain, like Wikimedia projects actually do. For example, clicking on "Terms of Use" on Wikipedia in mobile mode goes to this wiki in desktop mode, wich is not very nice. Please fix. CyberOne25 (talk) 19:53, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @CyberOne25, I have reported this on Phabricator where hopefully it can be investigated further and resolved. Thank you for reporting it. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 20:41, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@CyberOne25: I believe this is now fixed - please let me know if you experience otherwise. Thank you again for reporting this. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 17:47, 10 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

shown 3 edit requests but listed none

On page -> , what is the meaning of 3 in the Maintenance infobox since there are no element in the list page ? May be title to improve.

Edit requests (3)

-- Christian 🇫🇷 FR (talk) 07:43, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Wladek92: That relates to the number of edit requests currently in queue. I am open to suggestions on alternative (but not too long) wording. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 20:27, 9 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
so where are the 3 ones since the queue is empty when i open the link ? Christian 🇫🇷 FR (talk) 06:12, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Wladek92: I am not sure what you mean. I see two pages in that category (aka the queue) - one (the template) is excluded from the count, and one is one hold (but still in the queue). That matches the (1) that I now see in that navbox. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 20:42, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Policy:Terms of Use offers an untranslated español (formal) version. This is unneeded and useless. It seems to have appeared from the creation of Policy:Terms of Use/es-formal in what seems a mistake edit by a newbie.

TranslatablePage::getTranslationPages() figures out the list of languages from the subpages that exist. (thanks @bd808 for the link)

There's also a second translation (Policy:Terms of Use/sh-cyrl) listed as "0% translated" as well, which should probably be equally deleted. Seems created by a spammer, which was reverted by Tropicalkitty, but the page kept on, edited by FuzzyBot and other non-translated edits.

Platonides (talk) 23:43, 14 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

And gone. Thanks, GVarnum-WMF Platonides (talk) 22:43, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What meaning of levels of Protections

Approval editor protected Fully Protected JaredLucas (talk) 06:47, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @JaredLucas, you can find more information about editing and accounts on this wiki at these pages:
I hope that helps! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 00:23, 6 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can this site be classified as semi-fishbowl

As unregistered users cannot edit or translate anything and registered users only have ablity to edit talk pages and user pages, and translating content, also creating an account is disabled. Can this wiki be considered "semi-fishbowl"? ToadetteEdit (talk) 20:03, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]