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Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[fontem recensere]

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Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki which you may seen already in Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the coming week for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this message and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. The main announcement can also be translated on this page. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-12:57, 1 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[fontem recensere]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 14:10, 1 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Editing News #2—2016[fontem recensere]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 17:20, 3 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-27[fontem recensere]

19:45, 4 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Open call for Project Grants[fontem recensere]

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Greetings! The Project Grants program is accepting proposals from July 1st to August 2nd to fund new tools, research, offline outreach (including editathon series, workshops, etc), online organizing (including contests), and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers.
Whether you need a small or large amount of funds, Project Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
Also accepting candidates to join the Project Grants Committee through July 15.
With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:25, 5 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[fontem recensere]

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Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-03:03, 8 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

De formulis etiam in Vicipaedia Latina adoptandis[fontem recensere]

Cunctis salutem. De otio Latinos articulos redigendi reversus nonnullas suadeo mutationes exsequendas esse atque evolvendas, quae incrementum Vicipaedia serviat. Adoptentur enim oportet infocapsae non solum ad nationem oppidumve verum etiam ad personas (v.g. functionarios politicos) spectantes, ut aliae iamdudum Vicipaediae id solverant. --Martinus Vester (disputatio) 16:47, 9 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Salve, Martine! Habemus formulam {{Capsa hominis Vicidata}}. Melius erit vitam hominum non perbreviter in infocapsis, sed in textu commentationis describere (vide etiam Disputatio Usoris:Katxis#Infoboxes). Fortasse mox omnes Vicipaediae infocapsas communes habebunt, vide meta:2015 Community Wishlist Survey > "Central global repository for templates, gadgets and Lua modules", et > "Make it easy to build infoboxes that display information from wikidata". --UV (disputatio) 13:17, 10 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-28[fontem recensere]

15:14, 11 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

New British PM[fontem recensere]

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I've started to put some infrastructure into place, tried to update some templates, and so forth. But my Latin writing skills are nowhere near good enough to update body text on any of the ministers, outgoing, incoming, or otherwise. Assistance welcome. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 18:33, 13 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Update at 17:14, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)[fontem recensere]

It looks like the cabinet-level appointments have now all been made. The template {{Consilium Britannicum May}} is up to date, and has been included on all of the cabinet secretaries' pages that currently exist. Let me point out again that:

  • My Latin skills are rudimentary at best. All of the existing pages need to be updated to reflect current jobs, and many pages of members of David Cameron's cabinet need to be updated to reflect those changes, too. But that's not something I can do.
  • Similarly, a number of new pages are needed. I don't imagine that they will all be written, but a few of the posts (like Amber Rudd's at the Home Office) are senior enough to merit a page. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 17:14, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for all you have done! I have done some of the updating you suggest, but I haven't written any new pages (yet). Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 19:59, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I do appreciate your pruning the rest of the names at the end there. I left them at first, figuring it would be easier than trying to figure out all of the Latin forms from scratch. But by the end ... (grin) StevenJ81 (disputatio) 20:03, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
PS: You got them all ... except for the Cancellarius Scaccarii. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 20:12, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Amber Rudd is now blue (the appropriate colour for Conservatives). Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 07:21, 17 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Odd how the Conservatives are blue there, but Democrats are blue here. You may still like to give the Rt. Hon. Philippus Hammond, MP, his new job. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 01:55, 18 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Corrigendum correctum![fontem recensere]

Categoria [[Categoria:Imago sine descriptione]] nunc vacua est! Gaudeamus igitur. Ut omnes scimus (vel, spero nos omnes scire), imago apud nos descriptionem habeto, ut machinae computrales usorum caecorum clara voce descriptionem legere possint -- etiamsi descriptio in pagina non apparet. (Descriptio in [[Fasciculus:...]] fit "alt=" cum pagina in forma HTML fit.) Ex hoc die in perpetuum, esto nulla pagina hac in categoria! A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:55, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Permultae imagines in commentariis de perparvis vicis Italicis formam habent "Imago vici X," cum accuratior forma sit "Ecclesia Sancti Iosephi vici X," aut "Forum medium vici X," aut alia—res haud melior quam "Imago sine descriptione." IacobusAmor (disputatio) 13:16, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Tecum consentio, et omnes, qui in talibus paginis laborabunt, adhortor ad descriptiones admeliorandas. Sunt etiam imagines sine descriptionibus quae formula carent, quae invenitae corrigendae. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 17:23, 14 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[fontem recensere]

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. Mycēs (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Rschen7754 20:52, 16 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Well, we do have a policy (Vicipaedia:Magistratus#De magistratibus quiescentibus), but we seem to have not put it into practice at least for the past one-and-a-half years ... --UV (disputatio) 22:01, 24 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
That's true, and thanks for providing the link! Myces has been a very useful adviser, and I was hoping he would still show up sometimes, but I noticed recently that he has been absent from en:wiki and from la:wikt for about the same length of time.
So our policy could be applied. It provides that he'd be welcome to return whenever he wants. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:27, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I suggest that Andrew (probably better than the rest of us) contact the stewards to point out to them that we do, in fact, have a policy. (Its English-language translation is here: Vicipaedia:Magistratus/en#Inactive administrators.) My only question—and it's a question only—is whether this (or 12 months or 18 months) should be a mandatory deflagging for security purposes. I don't think that's terribly burdensome if the inactive admin is allowed to request his reflagging without a new vote. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 13:51, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
No better, but maybe nearly as good as anyone else :) OK, I'll tell them. In this case, they have already posted a notice on Myces' page. Since we hadn't reacted to Myces' absence, I can't see any reason why they shouldn't now continue their process. It won't prevent him getting his flag back if he reappears here and asks for it. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:52, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Agree. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 15:33, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

De Sonubus in pagina prima[fontem recensere]

Ex anno 2004 Pagina Mensis in pagina prima apparet; ex anno 2013, imaginem et sonum mensuales habemus. Difficile est autem sonus bonos invenire. Velim igitur rogare utrum sonum mensis persistere oporteat: quid censetis? (De imaginibus et, certissime, de paginis mensualibus non disputo.) A. Mahoney (disputatio) 15:17, 18 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Aucune réponse? Ça vous est égal à vous tous? D'accord: je vais supprimer le "Son du mois" sur notre première page -- dès aujourd'hui.
No answers? Nobody cares? Fair enough: I'm taking "Sound of the Month" off the front page this afternoon. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:37, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry, Anne! The sounds of the month have been a really good thing, but I'm conscious that I hardly have time to help find more of them. In fact I (we) ought to start worrying about future "paginae mensium". Any suggestions under that heading? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:18, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I've proposed a few pages; we haven't done anything classical/Roman in a while, and there's also some good science/tech stuff we could use. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 17:41, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-29[fontem recensere]

20:18, 18 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

WikiCon IT[fontem recensere]

Salve a tutti! Scusate se scrivo in italiano. Con Jaqen e CristianNX ci è ci è venuta la pazza idea di organizzare una WikiConference italiana, su modello delle esperienze di altri paesi (ad es. quella tedesca). AlessioMela e altri si sono prontamente detti disponibili a dare una mano. Si tratterebbe, in breve, di una tre giorni (da venerdì alla domenica) di incontri fra utenti di Wikipedia e degli altri progetti Wikimedia. L'idea è di farla a Trento in primavera 2017. Abbiamo creato la pagina su Meta per chiedere finanziamenti a Wikimedia Foundation (l'idea è anche quella di coprire ai partecipanti vitto e alloggio, e a quanti possibile anche le spese di viaggio).
Al momento chiaramente è solo una bozza, ma è già possibile dare il proprio endorsement. Inoltre, per aiutarci a organizzare sarebbe importante avere un'idea di quanta gente potrebbe partecipare: se vi va potete farcelo sapere qui, nella talk su meta, via mail a me, ecc. So che senza nemmeno sapere quando sarà è difficile rispondere, ma ci basta anche un "forse parteciperò".
La sezione Partecipants su meta invece non è per chi semplicemente parteciperà, ma per chi dà una mano, e in effetti se avete voglia di dare una mano siete più che i benvenuti. Troveremo sicuramente qualcosa da farvi fare :)
Dite anche se avete idee sul programma (es. qualcosa di cui secondo voi bisognerebbe assolutamente parlare). Potete scriverlo qua, o direttamente a me. Chiaramente più avanti abbiamo intenzione di mettere in piedi un sistema meglio strutturato, ma intanto ci pare utile raccogliere idee.
In caso di qualunque dubbio, suggerimento, ecc. siamo a disposizione! --Yiyi (disputatio) 08:57, 20 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Vide etiam[fontem recensere]

Could one of our kind programmers devise & run a program that would change all the Vide etiam titles to Nexus interni titles. At least one of our authors is beginning to put items listed under Vide etiam into the accusative. If that's not nipped in the bud (so to speak), Vicipaedia will end up with competing sets of styles for linking to other articles within the project. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 21:30, 22 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Si id faciat, Vicipaedia:Structura paginae etiam commutator, quaeso. Andreas Raether (disputatio) 22:53, 22 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I can do this tomorrow, if no one else gets there first, and I'll adjust the "Structura paginae" text as well. The easiest, perhaps, would be to create a Formula that produces the "Nexus interni" section heading -- if we use that everywhere, then we can change the wording globally any time we want simply by editing that formula. An additional benefit would be that we can add a hidden category ("pages with Nexus Interni sections") from which we can determine which pages have a crude list of links -- since in principle that should be a place-holder for writing actual text that connects this article to those other ones. And that would be another pointer to Paginae Ameliorandae. What do folks think of this? -- let me know and I'll take it up when I'm at school tomorrow afternoon. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 14:00, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
A useful idea, I should think, as a list of pages lacking nexus interni could be helpful to have; however, if all the Vide etiams are changed, can the process be effected silently, the way programs remove superfluous interwiki links, without cluttering up the Nuper mutata with tens of thousands (!) of records? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 14:10, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
We should learn how to create those bots.--Jondel (disputatio) 14:44, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I also think the formula idea is good -- principally for the "additional benefit" that Anne mentions.
Not necessarily to be done at the same time, but let's bear in mind that we've been anything but consistent in the order of items at the foot of a page. The order now given in "Structura paginae" was agreed five years ago, but many pages are arranged in other ways. Consistency, if eventually attainable, would be no bad thing. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:06, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
If we either create a bot (better) or create the "flooder" (pseudobot) user group here (second best), we can get around the problem of cluttering up the Nuper mutata. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 17:14, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I do use a bot (AMahoney bot = me with my bot hat on). I don't know how other people do it -- and I can imagine better ways but I'm a bit lazy :-) -- but I'll just write a one-off program to do this, and have it log in under the bot's ID. If you can write code, you, too, can become a Vicipaedia bot! I use Perl and its Mediawiki packages, but one may use any programming language. Point is, changes made by a user with the bot flag are marked specially in Nuper Mutata, and are by default hidden. Now, as for order of items, that's a harder problem and I'm not proposing to work on that today. I'm just planning to create a new formula -- call it {{NexInt}} for example -- that puts the heading "Nexus interni" and adds the page to a new hidden category "pages with Nexus interni section." For the record, I'm assuming that the presence of a Nexus Interni section (or Vide Etiam or whatever it's called) is a bad thing: we're not looking for pages that lack these, to put them in, but for pages that have them, to turn those crude links into text. Am I right? A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:31, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Just to confirm, yes, I think it's a very good idea. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 12:53, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
At this stage of the game, listing links to tangentially related articles is a useful (and hence good) thing. After a few million more articles have appeared and opportunities for linking have correspondingly increased, then it might be more of a neutral thing. Plenty of articles in the English wiki (still) have such links. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 13:02, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
They have, but it's a sign that they have some improving to do ... and we're at a far-less-developed stage. So, yes, we surely expect this exercise to present to us large numbers of "Nexus interni", and it's surely a long term aim to incorporate the deserving ones into article text. A good aim, though. A plain list of links doesn't tell a reader why each linked page is relevant. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:54, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Summarizing, then: we want to write "Nexus Interni" (or "Nexus interni" with minuscule?) rather than "Vide etiam," and we want to collect such pages into a hidden category for future reference. If that's correct, then I'll get on it. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 15:47, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
That's my understanding (with minuscule: Nexus interni). IacobusAmor (disputatio) 15:52, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
That sounds fine to me. It will require some manual cleanup with the pages that do have the accusative, unless the bot can parse Latin grammar! :) Lesgles (disputatio) 16:32, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Metagrammatical comment, plus suggestion. No dispute about how we're accomplishing this. In fact, it makes great sense to do it this way.
  • Who says that a list of pages after Vide etiam: can't be in nominative? Yes, in theory, any/all of the elements of the list are objects of the verb vide. Still, it's a list, not a sentence. So ... who says we'd need to decline the elements of the list as if they're really part of a sentence? It's not as if we need a declension to determine what the role of these is in the sentence.
  • Couldn't one just as easily have made a case for genitive? After all, we're not really "See[ing] also" the object itself, we're "see[ing] also" the page of the object. So arguably paginam is the true direct object in every case, taking a genitive specification afterwards.
All that said, then:
  • It makes sense to avoid the problem entirely by using Nexus interni.
  • We should probably make a policy that says "lists should be in nominative".
StevenJ81 (disputatio) 17:15, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
There is indeed a lot of precedent for treating dictionary and encyclopedia lemmata as indeclinable. It is the rule in Hofmann: "Vide Dorcestria"; Forcellini: "Cacabulus, deminut. a cacabus, κακκάβιον, parvus cacabus"; and the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae: "vide etiam Annicia". As you say, with "vide etiam equus", we aren't asked to look at a horse, but an article about horses. For that reason I wasn't sure about this change; but in the end, I like the parallelism with "nexus externi". Lesgles (disputatio) 16:19, 27 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I am now in process of replacing "vide etiam" with a new formula, and will then go on to "nexus interni." The formula is called "NexInt" and the corresponding category is "Paginae cum sectione nexuum internorum" (hidden, naturally, and under Corrigenda). I'm only doing the main namespace; we're on our own for Usor: pages and the like. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 18:28, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
There are a zillion of these. Many are fixed; I'll fire the bot up again when I'm here on Thursday. Meanwhile, feel free to put the new formula in by hand! See Duo for an example. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 20:43, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Awesome work!--Jondel (disputatio) 22:39, 26 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Indeed, awesome work. Anne, at risk of seeming ungrateful (by suggesting one other piece of work): I agree that for most other page spaces (like Usor) we are (and should be) on our own. Maybe you (your bot) can have a look at Formula: and Vicipaedia: spaces, though. I doubt there are many examples there, but I consider them official enough that they deserve careful scrutiny. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 15:51, 27 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
I'm not ungrateful either -- quite the contrary. Now that it'll be so easy to locate them all, does it make sense for a bot to remove from among the nexus interni the items that are of no use, I mean: redlinks; links already duplicated in the text; hidden matter? And could a bot in fact do that? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:20, 27 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
It isn't hard to do the same thing in other name spaces; I'll do so. I agree that some of them are official parts of Vicipaedia. As for checking the content of the NexInt section, I don't know. Maybe redlinks are do-able, and I suppose I can see how to check if a link in this section appears elsewhere. But we're talking about over 60,000 pages, and I expect it would take days. I'd defer this in favor of working on Latinity and other housekeeping that seems more useful. Still, worth keeping in mind. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 21:28, 27 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, that makes good sense to me. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:20, 28 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Progress report: the new formula now appears on over 45,000 pages, but there are some 28,000 to go in the main name space, which will get done over the course of the next week. I'm working on the Vicipaedia and Formula name spaces manually since they're small -- about 150 "Vide etiam"s in VP, about 280 in Formula -- and possibly tricky: others who wish are welcome to help (or to adjust or correct what I change there). See below for an unexpected side effect, and if it's fixable, please do! A. Mahoney (disputatio) 18:46, 28 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Search problem?[fontem recensere]

So I'm managing this with a program that does a search for "Vide etiam" in pages, verifies that the phrase is actually a section heading ("== Vide etiam =="), and replaces it with the new formula. But starting yesterday, a search on that phrase turns up all sorts of pages where the phrase does not appear -- but used to! If you do the search, you'll find "Mercatus (Pars Vide etiam)," for example. But there is no such heading in that page: it's already been replaced by the new formula. The words "vide etiam" don't appear in the page at all, either in the source or in the display with all templates expanded. This was not a problem last week. I've got workarounds ("-insource:NexInt" for starters) but I'm curious whether anybody knows what's going on here. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:46, 3 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Same thing happened to me, a while ago, when I was tagging almost-empty pages about extinct animals. There were, however, fewer than 1,000 of them. My workaround was to save my search results and work from the saved list ... but luckily I had realised very early on that it was happening ... and I was doing the job manually. No help to you, I guess. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:24, 3 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
And there's something else: have a look at Grallator and its talk page. Obviously something's screwed up; what's the best way to report it? A. Mahoney (disputatio) 16:24, 3 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Do any of these machinations have to do with the fact that the following kind of entry has begun to appear in the Nuper mutata? "Categoria:Stipulae Informaticae‎ . . IacobusAmor (Disputatio | conlationes) (Tabula calculatoria removed from category)" IacobusAmor (disputatio) 18:36, 3 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Well, turns out the problem with Grallator was the Ichnobox template, not relevant to the "Vide etiam" business at all. As for the Nuper mutata list, I'm not seeing what you're seeing! I see your edit to Tabula calculatoria but from where I sit, it's a perfectly normal entry. You did, of course, remove it from the Stipulae Informaticae category, but that usually doesn't generate a Nuper Mutata entry. So this seems like a new and different anomaly! Are you watching the category, perhaps? A. Mahoney (disputatio) 18:51, 3 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
OK, I figured it out: it was something I (un)did in the Praeferentiae. I've fixed it, and the list of Nuper mutata looks much less cluttered now. Re: "You did, of course, remove it from the Stipulae Informaticae category, but that usually doesn't generate a Nuper Mutata entry." It apparently does if you uncheck the box that suppresses such entries! IacobusAmor (disputatio) 21:44, 3 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
I thought of that answer in bed last night. I must get out more. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:18, 4 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Cool: another Preference option I haven't played with! Search is still wonky (wonder if it's looking at a cache someplace?) but I think I know how to find and fix the few remaining "Vide etiam" page sections. I may need to fix the Ichnobox template first, though. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:15, 4 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Ubi crus incipit?[fontem recensere]

A genu? A coxa? Auxilium vestrum peto. Legite, quaero, Disputationem paginae! Bis-Taurinus (disputatio) 22:47, 23 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Respondi. Neander (disputatio) 07:42, 24 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-30[fontem recensere]

19:54, 25 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

de nexibus internis[fontem recensere]

Mi dicatis, quaeso, o sodales his rebus initiati, quo mendo (meo proprio, ut puto), cum in pagina qualibet, pressato nexus interni (vel nexus externi), non iam inveniam hos nexus, quibus alium adiungam, sed eorum formulam. Nunc ergo necesse est totam paginam declarare recensendam, si tantum in his nexibus unam solam rem addere volo? --Bavarese (disputatio) 13:32, 27 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

De "nexibus externis" nihil novum scio. De "nexibus internis", verum est: necesse erit aut totam paginam (sicut dicis) aut rubricam superiorem recensere. E.g. in pagina Franciscus Rabelaesus oportet aut totam paginam, aut rubricam "Bibliographia" recensere, si novum "nexum internum" addere vis. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:08, 27 Iulii 2016 (UTC)
Quomodo dicimus "unintended consequence"? Quod volumus formulam habere ad nexuum internorum sectionem nominandam, nunc nexus "recensere" prope titulum "Nexus interni" non videtur. Consentio: est res incommoda; me paenitet! Ecquis scit corregere? A. Mahoney (disputatio) 18:42, 28 Iulii 2016 (UTC)

A curious printing error[fontem recensere]

At 11:00 (universal time) today, I made changes in Vicipaedia:Paginae quas omnibus Wikipediis contineri oportet/Expansio/Homines, but curiously, that title isn't printing in boldface on my screen. All the other titles on which I've worked today are printing in boldface, as usual. This is probably a trivial error (if it is an error), but it may want to be on the record. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 11:38, 1 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Depends which "screen," doesn't it? In your watchlist (Paginae observandae), a page shows up in boldface if someone other than you was the last person to edit it. In the recent changes list (Nuper mutata), everything on your watchlist should be bold no matter who edited it. If this particular sub-page happens not to be on your watchlist, it won't be boldface. Note, too, that there's no need to edit those lists at all; whenever I intend to run the program to make the statistics table, I always refresh the lists based on what's found in Meta (master copy of list) and Wikidata. As long as you create the Wikidata entry, new pages in the Myriad will be found and accounted for -- that's all you need to do. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:23, 2 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
The page being referred to is the Nuper mutata page, and this is the edit in question. Its entry in Nuper mutata is still not in bold here this morning, though my six immediately subsequent edits made in "Vicipaedia:Paginae quas omnibus Wikipediis contineri oportet/Expansio/" are. Likewise all the other edits I made yesterday. The typography of that one edit is an unexplained anomaly! IacobusAmor (disputatio) 12:39, 2 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Are you sure this one's on your watch list? Maybe you missed adding it when you did all the others. Otherwise I can't explain the anomaly. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 17:17, 2 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-31[fontem recensere]

21:48, 1 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Adjectives vs. nouns in the genitive[fontem recensere]

Given English phrases having the structure of Agricultural education, Agricultural economics, Agricultural engineering, and so forth (all eventually to be the lemmata of articles), does Vicipaedia have a preference between adjectives (Educatio agriculturalis, Oeconomica agriculturalis, Ingeniaria agriculturalis) and nouns (Educatio agriculturae, Oeconomica agriculturae, Ingeniaria agriculturae)? Certainly we're told that the Romans would often prefer adjectives for this syntax, with civis Romanus famously cited as a model to be emulated and civis Romae as a horror not to be repeated. However, vicipaedian Latin often, especially in categories, seems to prefer nouns (e.g., poetae Franciae, not poetae Francici). Further the adjective may look odd in some combinations (e.g., Scientia animalis vs. Scientia animalium and perhaps Nutritio animalis vs. Nutritio animalium). Of course not all two-word phrases that in English are adjective+noun must necessarily be rendered by the same pattern in Latin, but if consistency were to be sought, which pattern should be followed? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 13:25, 5 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

When the first word in a two-word English phrase is an objective noun, is the genitive better? E.g.: Waste management = Administratio scrutorum/ramentorum. (Whether there's a better word for waste here may be a different question.) IacobusAmor (disputatio) 13:25, 5 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. The example of Animal nutrition (cited above) might also be said to begin with an objective noun; animal there may not be an adjective, as it would be in animal spirits (= 'high spirits'). So a tentative guess, on the basis of this sample, is that the pattern seen in Agricultural education should be rendered with an adjective (Educatio agriculturalis) and the pattern seen in Waste management (using objective nouns) should be rendered with a genitive (Administratio/Cura scrutorum/ramentorum). Does that distinction seem reasonable? Or should they all be made consistent, one way or the other? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 13:35, 5 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Hmm is right. I don't think we'll find consistency in translating such a pattern between any two languages. If we could, learning languages would be easy. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:50, 5 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Fortasse ea, quae (vide sequentia!) de adiectivis aut genetivis in relatione ad populos dicta sunt, etiam in aliis relationibus sunt observanda :
Insofern nicht eine Eigenschaft oder Beschaffenheit des Substantivs, sondern die Beziehung, das Verhältnis desselben zu dem Volke bezeichnet wird, sagt man im Lateinischen: Imperator Carthaginiensium, Macedonum rex, civitas Atheniensium. Somit wird 'die römischen Gesandten' durch 'legati Romani' übersetzt, wenn sie in ihrer nationalen Eigenschaft aufgefasst, durch 'legati Romanorum' oder 'populi Romani', wenn sie als im Auftrage des römischen Volkes handelnd bezeichnet werden. Similiter: Man unterscheide 'hominum mores' 'menschliche Sitten' von 'mores humani' 'menschenfreundliche Sitten'. (Hermann Menge, Repetitorium der lateinischen Syntx und Stilistik. München 1960 (13. Auflage), S. 139 (= § 191)
Ut mihi videtur ea - sc. nicht eine Eigenschaft oder Beschaffenheit des Substantivs - de nutritione animali/animalium etc. valere possint. --Bavarese (disputatio) 10:05, 8 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Bene factum! (For the record, here's what I'm understanding: "Thus, 'the Roman ambassadors' [is] translated by 'legati Romani' when they're perceived in their national character, by 'legati Romanorum' . . . when they're designated as acting on behalf of the Roman people.") Ergo, exempli gratia: 'animal spirits' = spiritus animales (Eigenschaft, proprietas), sed 'animal husbandry' = cultura animalium (das Verhältnis desselben zu dem [X] bezeichnet wird, affinitas ad X spectat). OK? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 11:47, 8 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
I guess in English, the difference would be whether the word is ultimately descriptive ("animal spirits") or attributive ("animal husbandry"). Hebrew has an interesting construction called semichut (status constructus) for attributives, but that's a different discussion. StevenJ81 (disputatio) 13:51, 8 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Ergo faciamus probationem nostri consensus! Rectene factum vobis videtur nomen paginis Bellum alterum de libertate Italiana (sive Italica)? aut ... Italiae? aut ...? --Bavarese (disputatio) 09:21, 16 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Ne inter "Italicam" et "Italianam" haesites, "Italianus -a -um" (verbum alibi valde rarum) hic de lingua Italiana hodierna tantum seligere possumus, distinctionem utilem a linguis Italicis antiquis ita artificiose facientes :) Quando de rebus historicis, geographicis, politicis loquimur, verbum "Italicus -a -um" ubique praeferendum est (dico ego). Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 11:47, 16 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Et Italius et Italus. Nobis praeterea est nomen Italis, -idis, f., cum "plur. as subst. Italides, Italian women, Verg." (Cassell's). IacobusAmor (disputatio) 11:54, 16 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Eheu! Tam obscure rogavi quaestionem, ut nunc quasi questionem me de mea neglegentia addere oporteat. Non disputaveramus, qua significatione aliud adiectivum ab alio distingueretur - italianus aut(!) italicus -, sed utrum adiectivum - quodvis, sive(!) italianus (ut in pagina Mazentia (Italia), et repudiandum quidem, legitur) sive (!) italicus sive (!) quoddam aliud - praeferendum esset nomini terrae/civitatis (Italia). Clarius: num scribatur 'bellum de libertate italiana/italica' aut 'bellum de libertate Italiae', aut alio quo modo ('Italorum'? 'Italiorum'? 'Italianorum'? et quae alia cogitari possint). Si ego quidem verba vestra non recte intellexi, errorem meum quaeso tollatis.
Si rem tibi inutilem scripsi, da veniam, Bavarese. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 15:35, 16 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Equidem faveam locutioni "bellum libertatis Italicae". Lesgles (disputatio) 15:50, 16 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Iam habemus "Res Novae Americanae" et "Francicae" et "Philippinicae" et "Tunesienses"; vide autem "Res Novae Russiae (1917)." Aenigma est! IacobusAmor (disputatio) 16:27, 16 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
@Andrea: Opus non est, Andrea, ulla excusatione. Nuntium tuum semper cum lucro legi.
@IacobusAmor: Res ipsa, ut scripsisti, aenigma est, et esse permanebit. Adeo maior, quod inter fides Punica et fides Poenorum differentiam non nego. Sed res est, ut theodisce dicere solemus, 'ein weites Feld'. --Bavarese (disputatio) 15:06, 17 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Apparitio[fontem recensere]

Inter paginas fortuito a me repertas Apparitio fuit . Miror, quod eo vocabulo omnes negotiationes et mercium confectiones contineantur; et eo magis, quod eodem loco eodemque sensu etiam apparAtio legitur. Plane assentio Iacobo nostro iam anno 2009 huic rei - videatis disputationem svp.- subdiffidenti. Si ex his vocabulis omnino unum probandum est, id apparatio mihi videtur esse. --Bavarese (disputatio) 10:49, 7 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-32[fontem recensere]

15:41, 8 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Save/Publish[fontem recensere]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:03, 9 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

"Publish" = "Edere"?[fontem recensere]

"Hanc paginam edere" and "Hanc redactionem edere" seem like the natural Latin versions -- any better ideas? I've tentatively put those versions in at TranslateWiki. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 19:04, 9 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Would "divulgare" be clearer? --UV (disputatio) 19:15, 9 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Traupman restricts edere to books and otherwise suggests publicare and patefacere. Cassell's suggests (di)vulgare, praedicare, patefacere, proferre, efferre, edere, in that order, and says proferre and edere are good for books. Bear in mind that someday, Vicipaedia should have separate articles on Editor and Publisher; for the former, Editor would seem obvious—perhaps implying that in vicipaedianese, edere might be better for the concept of editing, not publishing. Vicipaedia already has Editor principalis 'editor-in-chief'. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 19:41, 9 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
I keep Traupman's dictionary around but I haven't always been convinced by his Latinity (particularly in the Conversational Latin book); I'm more inclined to trust Cassell's. Smith's Copius & Critical suggests efferre as the basic word and edere as the usual word for publishing a book, oration, or the like. Smith says publicare in this sense is late and also suggests divulgare. Under publisher, by the way, we find "expr. by sumptibus, impensis alicuius librum edere or simply apud." Under edit, "edere, i.e. to publish, q.v. More precisely edendum or vulgandum curo. And although editor = editor, Smith notes "M(odern).L."
Of course, another issue with edere is the possible confusion between ēdere (~ emittere, divulgare, proferre) and ĕdere (~ gustare, manducare) -- I wouldn't want some confused Anglophone thinking "eat the changes" means "make them go away"! So on reflection I vote for divulgare. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 13:35, 10 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
So do I. Cicero, if he happens to open a Vicipaedia account, is quite likely to agree. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:55, 11 Augusti 2016 (UTC)
Modificatio divulgata est! A. Mahoney (disputatio) 12:25, 11 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-33[fontem recensere]

19:37, 15 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-34[fontem recensere]

21:18, 22 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-35[fontem recensere]

15:59, 29 Augusti 2016 (UTC)

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Res, quam - me nesciente, quo modo - vitandam esse puto[fontem recensere]

Iterum atque iterum paginae reperiuntur, in quibus de rebus quibusdam agitur, quae eo tempore, in quo scriptae sunt, nondum gestae, sed aliquando futurae erant. Sed post nonnullos annos legentibus ridiculum videatur, de rebus iam gestis tempore futuro scriptum esse. Si legentes non operae pretium esse censent mutationes necessarias facere (non solum vocabulorum singulorum, sed, consecutionem temporum observantes, totarum fere sententiarum), hae paginae de rebus futuris narrantes in aeternum permanebunt conservatae. Hoccine est, quod volumus? Res futurae habentne omnino satis ponderis, ut in encyclopaediam accipiantur? --Bavarese (disputatio) 16:27, 2 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Res futurae interdum non accidunt! Nisi accidunt, haud notabiles sunt! An potes, mi Bavarese, exempla citare paginarum de quibus consilia postulas? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 17:08, 2 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Exempli gratia, hodie pagina 2020 Olympia Aestiva "Tocio," inquit "in Iaponia erunt" -- id quod hodie recte dicitur. Anno 2020 autem verbum temporale in "sunt," tunc "erant" mutare necesse erit. Haud miror si plures tales paginae sunt. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 20:44, 2 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
An en:Template:Update after/de:Vorlage:Zukunft tempore futuro utilis erit? ;-) --UV (disputatio) 21:04, 2 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Certe, et translatio formulae mihi non difficilis videtur. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 21:34, 2 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Tales sententiae nonne praedictiones fere et auguria sonant? Cur non malumus scribere: "NN certo die certi anni constituit 2020 Olympia Aestiva Tocio in Iaponia habenda fore"? Hoc modo de facti nuntio scribitur, quod non, nisi augmentatione, mutari debebit solum propter tempus praeteriens. --Bavarese (disputatio) 12:07, 6 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Per me recte mones. A futuro indicativo abstinere oportet. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:54, 6 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-36[fontem recensere]

17:12, 5 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Cur "Save changes"?[fontem recensere]

Cur nunc in fonte recensendo pressorium anglice "Save changes" inscriptum est? Bis-Taurinus (disputatio) 22:44, 5 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Est modificatio apud MediaWiki, ut videtur; modificavi nuntium "Savechanges" apud TranslateWiki ut similis sit nuntio "Publishchanges," ut supra consensimus. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 16:33, 6 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Contributo dei lettori[fontem recensere]

EN: Hello everyone, in case you have not yet seen it, there is a page dedicated to discussing ideas for products, where readers can make contributions that are valuable to the mission and helpful to our editors. Please check and share your comments. Thanks!

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(PS: Se può esservi utile per rispondere, provate a porvi questa semplice domanda: che tipo di compiti potrebbero essere intrapresi da lettori o contributori saltuari, e quali allo stesso tempo sono necessari (e ben accetti!) per gli editor? ----Elitre (WMF) (disputatio) 11:53, 9 Septembris 2016 (UTC) )

RevisionSlider[fontem recensere]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 15:08, 12 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-37[fontem recensere]

18:04, 12 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-38[fontem recensere]

22:08, 19 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Tech News: 2016-39[fontem recensere]

18:07, 26 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

Quasi spam[fontem recensere]

This page consists mostly of technical notices from outside Vicipaedia. Would someone create a program to divert these notices to some other space, reserving Taberna for questions relating to Latin? IacobusAmor (disputatio) 21:13, 26 Septembris 2016 (UTC)

This is easy; we'd only have to change the delivery address at Meta. But what do others think? Is it convenient to have the Meta/Wikimedia/etc. technical news delivered here, or would others also prefer that those messages go elsewhere? It takes a matter of minutes to change, but let's get some degree of consensus first, shall we? A. Mahoney (disputatio) 21:57, 26 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
What's offputting is the mixing of technical notices with questions more traditionally discussed here. (If we respond to these notices, will the senders respond to us?) The texts don't read as if they're inviting discussion—which used to be the purpose of Taberna. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 00:13, 27 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Equidem hac in re Iacobo assentior. Neander (disputatio) 07:29, 27 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Ego quoque. Lesgles (disputatio) 09:18, 27 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Suntne qui non consentiunt, qui malunt talia hac in pagina legere? A. Mahoney (disputatio) 14:28, 27 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Novam paginam institui, Vicipaedia:Nuntii Technici nomine, et tabulas apud Metam mutavi. Ex hodie (ut spero), tales nuntios hanc in paginam ibunt. A. Mahoney (disputatio) 17:26, 27 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Subscriptores gratias tibi agimus! Neander (disputatio) 18:00, 27 Septembris 2016 (UTC)
Gratias tibi ago. Andreas Raether (disputatio) 21:05, 3 Octobris 2016 (UTC)
And it's working -- the first Tech News has just been delivered to Vicipaedia:Nuntii Technici! A. Mahoney (disputatio) 21:55, 3 Octobris 2016 (UTC)

Making it a quasi-formal notice, then ...[fontem recensere]

(someone should write this in Latin, too, obviously:)

Members of the lawiki community are encouraged also to put Vicipaedia:Nuntii Technici on their watchlists. Routine interwiki community messages are now being posted there instead of here.

StevenJ81 (disputatio) 14:45, 5 Octobris 2016 (UTC)

(Latine, ergo!)

Lectoribus, editoribus, magistratubus Vicipaediae paginam novam Vicipaedia:Nuntii Technici observare suadentur, ubi nuntii de MediaWiki necnon de Wikipediis omnibus nunc apparent.

A. Mahoney (disputatio) 17:37, 5 Octobris 2016 (UTC)

vicus? oppidulum? oppidum? urbs?[fontem recensere]

Salvete! Quomodo discrimen facimus inter eiusmodi sedes hominum? Suntne praecepta tradita vel ab omnibus consensa, quid sit oppidum nominandum aut urbs etc.? Nam modo legens de urbe 7'133 habitantium (Bad Kötzting), haud mediocriter miratus urbem in oppidulum mutare ausus sum. Sed fortasse falso? --Bavarese (disputatio) 12:28, 3 Octobris 2016 (UTC)

Salve, equidem "oppidulum" non suaserim, nam aliquid vilificans in se habere videtur; fortasse potius oppidum parvum. ¶ Quod ad discrimen inter urbem et oppidum attinet, opinio solita est, urbem significare locum ampliorem qui maioris ponderis et gravitatis sit; oppidum autem locum minorem amplitudine et gravitate. Quam doctrinam subdubito, nam interdum auctores mixtim eundem locum urbem et oppidum dicunt, ut Caesar Alesiam (Gall. 7.68): "Vercingetorix copias suas [...] reduxit protinusque Alesiam, quod est oppidum Mandubiorum, iter facere coepit celeriterque impedimenta ex castris educi et se subsequi iussit. Caesar [...] altero die ad Alesiam castra fecit. perspecto urbis situ perterritisque hostibus, quod equitatu, qua maxime parte exercitus confidebant, erant pulsi, adhortatus ad laborem milites circumvallare instituit." Alia exempla apud Caesarem (Gergovia) et Ciceronem (Pherae). Apud Livium (42.36.1) etiam Roma oppidum appellatur, fortasse quod penetralia urbis significat, nescio. ¶ Mihi quidem videtur in praxi quemlicet locum vico minorem et urbem et oppidum dici posse, quamquam capita civitatum potius urbes dicuntur. At ipsa res digna est, quae ratione linguisticae textualis investigetur. Neander (disputatio) 19:33, 3 Octobris 2016 (UTC)
De hac re frequenter disputavimus. Vide, inter alia, Disputatio:Commune, Disputatio:Urbs, Disputatio:Vasilla et Vicipaedia:Taberna/Tabularium 19#Categoria:Urbes Saxoniae Inferioris. --UV (disputatio) 21:17, 3 Octobris 2016 (UTC)