Weekly code changes, week 27

The following is a summary of code changes we did during week 27 (July 4-July 11) of 2010, and which were deployed on July 12, 2010 14:00 UTC.


Internationalization and localization

  • Updated Pig Latin English (en-piglatin) and lolcat English (en-lolcat) translations
  • Fixed i18n bug in AJAX Poll extension — the extension was showing “There were 1 votes” instead of “There was one vote”. Translations of the ‘poll-info’ system message for Arabic (ar), Breton (br), German (de), Greek (el), Interlingua (ia), Macedonian (mk), Norwegian (no), Polish (pl), Piedmontese (pms) and Russian (ru) are thus outdated and we ask translators to update the message as per the English source text.
  • Dutch (nl) i18n for SiteMetrics social extension by Jedimca0
  • Initial Indonesian and Luxembourgish translations for HAWelcome extension, courtesy of translatewiki.net
  • Almost complete Polish (pl) localization for PrivateDomains, courtesy of translatewiki.net

New features

  • Special:Invite — a new special page for private wikis so that the stewards of private wikis can invite other users to the wiki
  • Special:Phalanx — a new, staff-only spam filter, which replaces the old regexBlock and spamRegex extensions

As always, if you find any bugs, please don’t hesitate to report them to us by using our bug tracker (Bugzilla).

ShoutWiki is live!

The ShoutWiki staff have been busy improving our sites for the last few days.

It is safe to say that we have left the “hidden in the basement” stage of development and stepped into the public with our “beta site“, that we call the “Hub”. It will serve the role of a central wiki for the coordination of all sites – it is the site to look for feature documentation, staff contact details and support.

It is also the place to start your own wiki, if you wish to. If you don’t want to start a wiki, you can browse the list of ShoutWiki-hosted wikis and join an existing one!

In addition to English, ShoutWiki Hub is available in Finnish (Suomi) and Dutch (Nederlands) — so come and join us today!

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