[Translators-l] Two requests in preparation for the upcoming deployment of MediaWiki 1.19

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 22:43:32 UTC 2012

Philippe Verdy, 13/02/2012 23:15:
> 2012/2/13 Casey Brown<lists at caseybrown.org>:
>> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Philippe Verdy<verdy_p at wanadoo.fr>  wrote:
>>> The template also did not allow to display the link to the meta page
>>> for all languages, despite those links were equally valid.
>> That was intentional. It was to discourage people from trying to
>> publish a translation that was not ready yet. They were still able to
>> do it if they wanted to, but not with a convenient little link. They
>> would have had to think about if they should really publish an
>> unreviewed/unfinished translation beforehand. :-)
> But given that these links will lead them to a read(only page, what is
> wrong ? If admins can edit the target, or have already published a
> translation, the link was already there: if the target was no
> read-only, anyone other than the same admins could change it.
> It is the protection level of messages that determines what can be
> edited, but there's no reason to hide the read-only page, or to
> complicate the task of voluntary admins, or not allow translators to
> look at the current status of an existing translation compared to what
> is in the editable page, so that they can signal unsynchronized
> contents, by changing the status from "published" to "ready", when
> they have corrected it (or when someone else made the correction but
> forgot to change it back from "published" to "proofreading" and then
> "ready").
> Why then do you want to hide some of those links, but not all of them
> ? It's illogical, and certainly not motivated by a true security or
> stability of the transaltion project. For me, it's ALL or these links,
> or NONE of them, whatever their current editable status.

Ehm, could we please move such discussions to the talk of the template?


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