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Moroccan Arabic?[edit]

Seems I can't find it... Any help? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sabertooth (talkcontribs) 13:40, 26 January 2007

Professional level of Danish[edit]

Hi, I've made a da-5 userbox:

da-5 Denne bruger kan bidrage med dansk på et professionelt niveau.

Wanted so badly to show it off on my user page. =P

User apa[edit]

I thought I'd flag this one up. You'd expect Category:User apa and friends to refer to the Apache language, per ISO 639-2. In fact it's a hierarchy for the Americanist Phonetic Alphabet. I've adjusted the text to reflect that it's now changed name to Americanist phonetic notation, but didn't know what the procedure was beyond that, other than assuming 639 names should be protected.Le Deluge (talk) 01:56, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

Simplification of User xx-x template sources[edit]

Hello, I would like to propose the use of {{User language box}} in the User xx-x templates to simplify their code without changing their functionality and to facilitate their migration to other wikis. For example, the current {{User en-3}} template's code

| level         = 3
| id            = [[English language|en]]
| info          = This user can contribute with an '''[[:Category:User en-3|advanced]]''' level of '''[[:Category:User en|English]]'''.
| usercategory  = User en-3
| nocat         = {{{nocat|}}}

will simplify to

{{User language box
| id    = en
| level = 3
| info  = This user can contribute with an {level:advanced} level of {lang:English}.
| nocat = {{{nocat|}}}

Note that the manual specification of categories is no longer needed, which is a big advantage when porting to wikis with differently named categories. Petr Matas 12:05, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Other wikis shouldn't have differently named categories. The point about the babel system is that the code is the same everywhere, so if I put {{#babel:de-1|en-N|fr-1|simple-2}} on my user page, I should not need to alter that if copying to any of my other user pages, and the result will be exactly the same. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:09, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
You are right when speaking about the template titles and codes passed to {{babel}} and {{#babel}}, but it is up to the community of a given wiki to decide which categories are populated using the given template. For example, wikis with no two-letter code for their language tend to use three-letter codes in the category names (pms:Categorìa:User eng), some wikis translate the category name (lb:Kategorie:Benotzer en), and some translate even the language name (es:Categoría:Wikipedia:Wikipedistas con conocimientos de inglés) and level (es:Categoría:Wikipedia:Wikipedistas con nivel intermedio de inglés). My proposal makes the info parameter independent of these conditions. Petr Matas 21:25, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Patent Nonsense[edit]

q79BUNNY!eQQ-3 This user is a fluent speaker of Patent nonsense.
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(only works for babel nonsense 3) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charizardmewtwo (talkcontribs) 16:58, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

It's transcluding {{User nonsense-3}}. What is the problem here? --Redrose64 (talk) 21:58, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Category redirects[edit]

Can someone who understands this system have a look at Category:User kmr & Category:User lrc and see if they can work out how to clear these category redirects? They've been hanging around for months and it would be good to finally clear them. Timrollpickering (talk) 08:58, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

If you use {{#Babel:kmr-2|lrc-2}}, as Hamid Hassani (talk · contribs) has essentially done, the page will be placed in four categories: Category:User kmr Category:User kmr-2 Category:User lrc Category:User lrc-2. These four occur because the global babel system expects to use a particular category setup, which has not been respected locally. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:42, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
@Redrose64: A couple of days ago, Tomrollpickering left a message on my talk page on the subject. I will revise these babel categories redirects on my user page at least, as soon as possible. Hamid Hassani (talk) 20:37, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

This one was solved by converting the redirects into base categories as the global system seems to expect. However other redirected categories do show up from time to time in Category:Wikipedia non-empty soft redirected categories - can I ask for some experts from here to regularly check that category and sort out anything that gets stuck in the redirect system? Timrollpickering (talk) 22:21, 25 September 2016 (UTC)