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Requests for Admin assistance

In the previous discussions in 2019 it was understood that the exclusion of subpages must be by MfD. I believe that this section "Requests for Admin assistance " should be removed from this talk page.Guilherme Burn (talk) 12:02, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Do you have a link to that consensus? My view is that it's legitimate to request assistance for technical changes, such as when replacing Portal:Foo/Articles/1 to /99 by a template in Portal:Foo which produces similar excerpts, but not as part of demolishing a portal (for example, after quietly replacing its main page by a redirect to a broader portal). Certes (talk) 13:11, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
I don't have the link, I can search for discussions, but this is unnecessary. @Certes: you are a witness, like me, of the thousands of excluded subpages that were restored. I think it is better not to repeat the same mistake again, or we exclude via MfD or leave them in limbo for a while.(Or we propose a new criterion for speed deletions)Guilherme Burn (talk) 14:01, 9 December 2020 (UTC)

Bug collection

This section is only for tracking bugs and feature requests, in the MediaWiki software itself, which affect portals. For general technical help with portals or portal-related templates, create a new section on this talk page.

 Do not report new bugs or feature requests in this section – only list them here after a Phabricator task has been created.

Category trees

Many portals use {{Category tree}}. Clicking on an arrow normally expands the tree, but that functionality is temporarily broken. Further information: phab:T270360 and WP:VPT#Template:Category tree. Certes (talk) 18:46, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Breaking news

Previous discussion: Template talk:Transclude selected current events#Problem with Transclude Template

About 20 portals which were rendering incompletely and displaying timeout errors. We've fixed them by reducing the timespan for "In the news" sections. Current problems appear here. (Subpages can usually be ignored.) Relevant templates and modules don't seem to have changed recently. Is the system just busier as everyone stays indoors and got a new PC for Christmas? If more appear, we may have to reduce all the days=365 to days=183 or similar. Certes (talk) 17:47, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

This is Germany Calling (1982)

Hello @The Transhumanist: and colleagues here! Long time ago that we had contact! Happy new year and all the best for you! Do you remember This is Germany Calling (1982)? Have fun :-) Well honestly the main reason for me to consult your talkpage is about Wikipedia:WikiProject Portals. There has been a lot of action since June 2018, thats what i feel looking around. I've tried to find good examples for solutions here. Actually we need, (we would like so see) this examples for discussions of future portal-developments in germany. F.e. my idea was to look at Portal:Visual arts hm, nice but that doesn't knock me off my feet. Thus i looked in Wikipedia:WikiProject_Portals/Status, with the idea to find featured portals .. uugh ... London and other ratings for "Featured Portal" last check => 2006 :-o Now if I can be so cheeky to give a rating? Portal:Politics is my favorite, not overloaded, it could need some grafic-optimization from P:Visual arts. May I quote one of our colleagues concerning portals?

"Many portals simply list their articles. Sometimes in one column, sometimes in several columns. Somehow I don't like to see it anymore. A new design revolution is needed. Today, topic pages look different on the Internet. Of course you don't have to like them either. They are heavily image-heavy and optimized for smartphones. And of course they are not as overloaded as our portals (sometimes deliberately light fare, you don't want to overwhelm anyone). "

OK honestly you (here in en:WP) had more improvements for portals as we had in germany. But the time is going on, the WP-usage via smartphones has grown and for the future we see a rising demand of interfaces with AI-Support, as you can see it in this video. In meta.wikimedia i have not found any dedicated support which could help for portals.

Well ... those are just the thoughts that we are discussing in a small circle in the German Wikipedia. Could you name for me here some portals which are actually excellent in your opinion? Thx in advance & keep healthy & best regards! --Tom (talk) 23:28, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Note for @The Transhumanist: and @Northamerica1000:: Pls. read response there. Best --Tom (talk) 16:29, 8 February 2021 (UTC)