[Translators-l] Picture of the Year site notices

Michael Wolf milupo at sorbzilla.de
Sun Jan 27 12:36:41 UTC 2013

Eleri James schrieb:
> An English site notice has appeared about the picture of the year competition on Welsh wikipedia. I can see it listed in the meta site notices but I can't see it listed anywhere on the meta translation statistics listing of things to translate. There is no link for translation on the site notice, and I do not remember receiving a post from the translators-l mail list. I have looked on Commons, and can see an admin page there, but I can't understand how to do a translation from that page. I am getting very frustrated. Help please.

Hello Eleri,

I don't know exactly how to do that. But I found a way to do this:

Go to page


and scroll down to the section "Announcements and sitenotices". Click 
then the word Translated in row "English" and in column "Banners" to 
open the page with the English text that has the URL


Open the edit window of this page and copy the English text into the 
clipboard, change the language code "en" in the URL to "cy" that you 
will have the URL


This will be a non-existing page. Open the edit window of this 
non-existing page and copy then the English text into this window and 
replace the English text by the Welsh one.

Finally you should create the Welsh link on page


Click the edit link behind the header "Translations" and copy the text 
of another language (probably English) behind the language which is 
alphabetically before the Welsh language code. Replace the language code 
of the copied language by the language code cy of Welsh and set the 
translation state to ready.

I'm sure you know how to do that all.

I did it for Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian and I hope it will work. 
Unlike Welsh Wikipedia, in Sorbian Wikipedias the sitenotice doesn't 
appear until now.

I hope that Commons doesn't choose the chapter language so the 
translation into our minority languages will be for nothing.


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