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Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Before posting[edit]

This page is ancient with most content being from 2006 talking mostly about issues with the mediawiki software. These are way less common now since mediawiki has matured in the past 14 years and I think it's time to mark it as historical, remove the link from the header and perhaps add a line about the help desk and tea house instead. --Trialpears (talk) 15:52, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

I don't think we should remove it, we should really just rewrite it. Ed talk! 16:03, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Upgrade the browsers and operating systems, for a start. Does anybody still use Firefox 3.7 on XP? --Redrose64 🌹 (talk) 19:52, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
The earliest version of Firefox and Windows combination we're currently tracking is Firefox 52 on Windows XP (analytics). --Izno (talk) 20:44, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Testing this CSS[edit]

At the suggestion of the page I added it to, I'm testing this CSS. Mark Skaggs (talk) 17:20, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

The code in User:Mark Skaggs/vector.css and User:Mark Skaggs/common.css is safe but doesn't work. WP:CUSTOMSIG says "replacing Your username with your actual username". That means:
#bodyContent a[title="User:Mark Skaggs"] { background-color: #033ff; color: #ffffff; font-weight: bold; }
The code will still not work because you haven't created a user page. It should work if you create a page at User:Mark Skaggs. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:47, 6 December 2020 (UTC)

Eyes on requested[edit]

Wrong venue. Please move to WP:COIN – The issue's being discussed at the conflict of interest noticeboard. BlackcurrantTea (talk) 10:53, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

For the last few weeks I have been trying to assist a determined Paid CoI who registered two days before a net 5,300 byte change (with a sizeable deletion of sourced prose) to an article based on a business, Manor Property Group.

At my request, a CoI declaration was made, confirming that the business had contracted Chelgate Local, a subsidiary of Chelgate to "to ensure the factual accuracy of its Wikipedia entry", "review the current entry, fact check and correct any factual errors", and "to add new content to create a comprehensive entry and include more up to date information on the organisation and its projects."

After considerable Talk discussion, this new editor has submitted a revised proposed change at Talk:Manor Property Group#Draft under two new subheadings. As I am the only contributor to Talk, I am requesting comments to form a consensus, and also to avoid any suggestions of WP:OWNership on my part.

One aspect includes the development of a free App for Android and iOS; I have no experience of such software hence unable to conclude if this constitutes WP:SPAM?

I appreciate this is beyond the normal scope, but I saw some weeks ago that a tool developer was posting (RADAR), so I hoped for some input via this portal.

Thank you.--Rocknrollmancer (talk) 22:03, 20 May 2021 (UTC)

Rocknrollmancer, thank you for helping to keep Wikipedia neutral by working with an editor who has a conflict of interest. This page is for discussion of the VP/T page itself. I'm marking the thread as 'wrong venue' here; I see you're already at WP:COIN. There's no need for separate discussion of the app. Should you have questions or concerns related to the software Wikipedia uses, please post on the VP/T page rather than this talk page. Happy editing! BlackcurrantTea (talk) 10:53, 21 May 2021 (UTC)