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e·h·w·Stock post message.svg To-do:
  • Update TODO list
  • Ability to remove maintenance tags from articles using the "tag" module
  • Incorporate one of the many delsort scripts into Twinkle (see WP:DELSORT)
  • Incorporate FurMe into Twinkle

Bugs and feature requests[edit]

Bugs and feature requests can be reported at (you will need to have a GitHub account). This will probably result in the issue being noticed sooner, as an e-mail is sent to all Twinkle developers. Alternatively, start a new discussion on this page. Possibly slower service, but you will be able to gain consensus, etc., if you need to.

Go to user talk when reverting pending changes[edit]

When a page is reverted with the pending changes "Revert changes" button, Twinkle should give a nice link to go to the user's talk page with the page name pre-filled, like it does when "real" rollback is used. Jackmcbarn (talk) 04:35, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I'll look into this. I only have reviewer rights on testwiki, so I hope our setup is not too different. — This, that and the other (talk) 02:17, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
@Jackmcbarn: Hm, I'm not quite sure what you are referring to here. When I clicked "Reject changes" I seemed to get sent back to the article itself. — This, that and the other (talk) 06:14, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
A link from the confirmation page, I mean. Jackmcbarn (talk) 23:03, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Being hopelessly inexperienced with Pending Changes, I will need step-by-step instructions of every click you are making :) — This, that and the other (talk) 02:52, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Talk page link on pending changes revert screen.png Jackmcbarn (talk) 18:31, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
So you want to see a talk page link even before you have made the revert? That seems like a strange order in which to do things. — This, that and the other (talk) 06:41, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I know that's kind of strange, but after the revert is made, there's nowhere to put the talk page link. The other alternative is to make the user's talk page pop open in a new window after the revert, the way that it does when you use Twinkle's own rollback to revert someone. Jackmcbarn (talk) 13:27, 18 February 2014 (UTC)
@Jackmcbarn: Sorry Jack, I missed your reply. Yes, a popup wouldn't be a bad idea, although I'm hesitant to add another one. I'll see what is possible here and think about the best way to implement it. — This, that and the other (talk) 07:26, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Threadcromancy, but I would suggest using popups to direct you quickly to their user talk page. You'll have to copy the page name manually, but it's nonetheless faster than clicking and clicking repeatedly. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 22:09, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

I don't want to see the vandal's talk page, but I would like this bot to automatically create a talk page for the vandal, if necessary, and post a notice on the vandal's talk page that they did something offensive. In my recent use of this bot, no notice was posted on the vandal's talk page; apparently because there was no existing talk page for the vandal. - Ac44ck (talk) 19:11, 3 May 2014 (UTC)


...for lack of a better heading.

  • The preferences panel at Wikipedia:Twinkle/Preferences nowhere states that twinkle preferences are actually stored on a wiki page, and are hence public (unlike the mediawiki preferences). A js-savvy user could easily understand what they mean (and even a not-so-savvy user could copy-paste someone else's preferences and then go to the twinkle preferences panel). Also, the page doesn't mention that the prefs will be released under the default wikipedia license. (Not sure if there's a copyright/privacy violation in there anywhere, but you might want to look into this.)
  • Someone might want to take a look at this commit I did downstream back in 2012. It includes a function to softcode namespace names in regex creation for the unlink tool in morebits.js. Devs may want to properly implement that upstream. The benefit would be that the regex would work on any wikipedia without problem.
  • There's a script at hi:User:Siddhartha Ghai/twinkle.js which loads for me a personal version of twinkle from various user subpages. The only difference from the gadget version is that the header and footer have been kept separate. Devs might want to consider separating them again since using this script, changes in one module can be tested easily with the other live modules (i.e copy one module to your userspace, make some changes, use hi:User:Siddhartha Ghai/twinkle.js to load the default gadget, only replacing the changed module with the userspace subpage instead of the mediawiki page) and you can test the changes live!
  • Over the past 1.5 months I've done a lot of updates to the gadget at hi.wp (stuff dating from May 2012 to October 2013). I'm just giving a heads up since I may have to take a long wikibreak and if the gadget breaks there, someone might complain here. Anything that was implemented after mid-October hasn't been implemented there (including the mediawiki js deprecations removal)
  • Oh, and it seems that Jimbo uses Twinkle too, in case any of the devs ever want to do an April Fool's prank for users in the founder group ;) --Siddhartha Ghai (talk) 16:14, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Wow, even Jimbo Wales uses Twinkle? Man, this is just reason enough to get all autoconfirmed users in good standing to get Twinkle, even if they're not planning on using it often. It's just an awesome tool. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 21:51, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

CSD: Planning changes to Template:Db-u1 and g7[edit]

I really feel like those templates be changed.

Like every other speedy deletion template I see, u1 and g7 is when the author or user requests deletion to his/her page. But there is one abnormality, they do not have to be such a legal or if I can say it phrase. I want the presentation of the templates to be softer. That is, they do not use 'speedy deletion' in a hard and fast style. I have a live preview here. That is how I want them to look like, both templates should be nice to everyone, not organised in a way that only administrators can really get the personality of those strict templates. Thanks! DSCrowned (talk) 10:59, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Full discussion here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DSCrowned (talkcontribs) 12:30, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Please note that Twinkle is normally only updated for things like this once consensus is reached for the new usage outside of Twinkle; the discussion you started is the best way to reach that, but nothing will be done to Twinkle until and unless consensus is reached there for the changes. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  16:38, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Note that this change, even if it were implemented, would not require any changes to be made to Twinkle. Jackmcbarn (talk) 00:31, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Note, however, that this template is prominently tagged, If you plan to make major changes to this template, move it, or nominate it for deletion, please notify Twinkle's users/maintainers at Wikipedia talk:Twinkle [i.e. this page -ed.] as a courtesy, as this template is used by the standard installation of Twinkle. Thank you!.--{{U|Elvey}} (tc) 16:16, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Template deletion nominations - GLAM ZOO Miskolc[edit]

Help me please, this project page my hungarian GLAM ZOO project page in english. GLAM ZOO Módis Ágnes Vadszederke (talk) 15:47, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Módis Ágnes Vadszederke, if you would like a translation of this page to English, I'm afraid we can't help you, as there is no-one involved in the Twinkle project who speaks Hungarian. I would suggest that you speak to someone at Wikimédia Magyarország. — This, that and the other (talk) 10:55, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

how use[edit]

i trick use twincle my setting . but no use. how i revert any change to give summery its vanalidse--Amt000 (talk) 04:04, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry but unfortunately I don't fully understand your question because your English is not really comprehensible. But since you mentioned reverting and Twinkle you might want to read this manual. De728631 (talk) 17:12, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Template deleted[edit]

On the Tag popup for articles each line has a > link. The link goes to the deleted Template:On. —teb728 t c 01:29, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Hm, interesting. It works correctly for me. So you're saying that all ">" links take you to this mysterious {{on}}? Which browser are you using? — This, that and the other (talk) 08:46, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
IE 10 —teb728 t c 09:10, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Where is it supposed to go? Is it possible someone has changed the source? —teb728 t c 09:19, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
It's supposed to take you to the template description page of each relevant template (e.g. the ">" next to {{copy edit}}} is meant to go to Template:Copy edit). There's a slight change to the code that needs to be made to get it to work in Internet Explorer 9 and 10. (Note that it works correctly as is in Internet Explorer 11; if you can, you should consider upgrading your browser.) — This, that and the other (talk) 09:59, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Open a DR?[edit]

Can I open a deletion review / request for undeletion with Twinkle? Is there a configuration setting needed? I vaguely recall that it had this functionality. If not, consider this a request. (An admin deleted a file that was verifiably released under a free license, asserting it was a copyvio just because they happened to find it somewhere else on the 'net w/o a license specified.) --{{U|Elvey}} (tc) 16:01, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Afd log[edit]

Forgive me if this has already been suggested but since you have the option of creating a CSD log and a PROD log, shouldn't there be an option to create your afd log as well? Though it may not fair too well in a request for adminship request, I do want to keep one for logging reasons. Tutelary (talk) 16:05, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

The difference is that non-admins cannot review their past successful CSD or PROD logs because the only edit is to the page that gets deleted. AfD means you edit both the nomination page AND the AfD log, which remains visible and traceable through a user's "live" contributions even for non-admins. ☺ · Salvidrim! ·  18:13, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
You may also find your personalized AfD Statistics interesting. Does more than a Twinkle log could hope for. Monty845 18:45, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I'll be using that instead. I didn't know this was already here. Thanks again! Tutelary (talk) 18:43, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Inline TFD tagging[edit]

When adding an inline TFD tag to a template, Twinkle should not insert a newline between the tag and the template code. When it does, like here, you get this, where the "quick brown fox" placeholder should be on the same line as the bullet but isn't (in other words, the line break inserted by Twinkle breaks the bullet). As that is the only page affected, I've intentionally left it unfixed for demonstration purposes. jcgoble3 (talk) 05:21, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Hierarchical tags[edit]

Some tags are mutually exclusive; one being a stronger version of another,. For example, if I use twinkle to add {{Ref improve}}, it would be nice if it removed at the same time any existing {{Unreferenced}} tag, or vice versa - or at least warned me and asked whether to do so. Ids such functionality panned, or can it be added, please? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:10, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Such functionality ids not panned. (Sorry, I couldn't resist that...) In all seriously, though, this would be nice to have. How many groups of mutually exclusive tags are present on the list? Clearly the ones you mentioned; probably some BLP pairs, over/underlinked, etc? — This, that and the other (talk) 10:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Some suggestions:
PamD 17:20, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Draft space[edit]

Twinkle is currently not letting speedy deletion tags be put on article in Draft Space. (However, is however letting XfD tags be placed.) I think this is a bug from the last rewrite.. DGG ( talk ) 21:42, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Works for me. I can apply all the "G" criteria to draft space... What exact problem are you facing? In what way is Twinkle not "letting" you do it? — This, that and the other (talk) 10:08, 14 August 2014 (UTC)