User talk:Akozak

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Thanks for your work on the CClearn pages; you might make yourself a user page with a bit of information about who you are, so people can connect this account to any other efforts you've done elsewhere. You can see mine (linked to my name) as a (rather simple) model. Thanks! JesseWeinstein 03:02, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Add languages to ODEPO

Hi Akozak, if you could you add the following at the top of page ODEPO:


Then create the new page ODEPO/Translations with contents:


and leave that new page unprotected (the protection of page ODEPO cannot be cascading), then translators could add their translated pages without a need to request the addition to admins every time. If this seems workable, could you please also add something similar to:

These two will become red-linked, but I'll work on them next. Let me know. Thanks. Hamilton Abreu 15:37, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

The thing about putting it in the Protected template, is that the languages will then appear at the bottom of the page, next to the message about protection. Well, we should really have it in the same place in all pages. I've been putting it at the top of all pages, following the apparent existing convention. Of course, we could change all of them to the bottom. We could also move the call to {{Protected}} to the top of the page. But it would be important for usability to have it always in the same position of all pages. What do you think? Hamilton Abreu 02:42, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
(Later edit) Hmm, I made a mistake above. It should read:
and then the contents of the other page are just: Pt:ODEPO. That should work. Sorry about that. Hamilton Abreu 03:36, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
I don't think I want to put it at the top of the database landing pages for design reasons (I'm not currently very happy with the Translations template design) since I spend quite a bit of time tweaking those layouts. But maybe it makes sense for "content" pages that are quite long.
In any case, it isn't working. I've added {{Translations|{{:{{PAGENAME}}/Translations}}}} to ODEPO and it still gets put into Untranslated even though there is content on the sub-page adding it to a language. I'll probably need to dig in to the Translations template to figure it out.
For it to work, "articles=" needs to be moved from the subpage to the ODEPO page (check my message three paragraphs above). Hamilton Abreu 22:33, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Akozak, there's one more page which is protected and needs the translations template. So, the current list is:
Thanks Hamilton Abreu 00:03, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Done! Each of those pages has a /Translations page now. Thanks for all your work and thanks for reporting the issue. Akozak 21:23, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Placement of translations

Hi Akozak, me bothering you again. Sorry about this, but I have the feeling that I'm placing the translations template where you don't want it to be. Initially I was placing it at the bottom of pages, but then found a few instances where it already was at the top. So, I moved it to the top of all pages. Then you placed it within another template where it comes somewhere in the middle of the page but, lately, I get the feeling you'd prefer it at the bottom. So, here I am :)

I can place it wherever way is preferred, no problem at all. I'd just ask you one thing: having some experience of this, CC Wiki would gain in usability, from it being always at the same place of all pages. This is because these MediaWiki wikis are always faking to be multilingual, but they are nothing of the sort; if your language is not English, you're always shifting between English and non-English pages.

So, before a user even enters a page, they should know where in that page they will be able to find the translation links. The template can be either at the top or bottom (although at the top, avoids having to scroll the page), as long as it's always in the same place of all pages. Would you agree with this?

If you agree, let me know, top or bottom, and I'll move it there in all pages. If you don't, let me know how to proceed. Hamilton Abreu 02:10, 10 August 2010 (UTC)