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Welcome to OmegaWiki[edit]

Welcome to OmegaWiki, the Wiktionary for all languages, glad you could come. OmegaWiki is an exciting experimental project (nothing like it has been done before) aiming to unite all words in all languages. Naturally, it has bugs and we don't know yet how to solve them all. Bug reports are welcome in the pub or at the admins.[1]

Currently, editing is very limited and only in the hands of a few trusted and experienced individuals but if you want to help, you can add {{Attention|<problems with article>}} to the talk page of articles with errors in them. Also, take a peek at your local portal (Portal:xxx, where xxx is the three-digit ISO-639-3 code for your language).

Please create yourself some Babel templates and please read about the DefinedMeaning.

Once again, glad you could make it!


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--Sabine 16:27, 10 August 2006 (CEST)

Great :-)[edit]

That was fast :-) If the defined meaning now is clear to you, give me a shout shout so that I can give you edit rights :-) --Sabine 16:39, 10 August 2006 (CEST)

Yes, you got it right :-) have fun editing! --Sabine 17:43, 10 August 2006 (CEST)

Portuguese words in plural[edit]

Could you please give me some examples? Thanks! --Sabine 21:29, 10 August 2006 (CEST)

So things are already solved - great :-) --Sabine 11:17, 11 August 2006 (CEST)

Malafaya, eu tenho reparado que está sempre a usar: Portuguese (Portugal), mesmo em palavras que são iiguais em Portugal e no Brasil, neste caso devemos utilizar apenas o Portuguese. Só devemos utilizar o Portuguese (Portugal) e Portuguese (Brazil) quando os termos são diferentes entre os países. Esta é a minha opinião. O que achas?  Rei-artur  ? 20:03, 5 October 2006 (CEST)
Eu quando não tenho a certeza se a palavra é igual em portugal ou no brasil, coloco simplesmente "Portuguese" se tiver errado futuramente será corrigido. Se repares os termos em francês, usam o mesmo sistema, colocam tudo com francês, só nos casos diferentes é que colocam o francês frança e o francês canadá. o melhor é colocar tudo com portuguese, Um abraço  Rei-artur  ? 22:23, 11 October 2006 (CEST)


Hi, as you might have already noted we are working on the OLPC Children's Dictionary. Actually I am the one trying to get as many people contributing as possible and therefore I prepared this message. I am wondering if you would like to help us and work on ten words: OLPC Children's Dictionary/1000 Basic words/Wordgroup 003. What does contribute mean? Translate the definitions and words into your mother tongue (por) :-) I really hope to see your "Yes I will do" note on my discussion page :-) I will then add the template to make sure nobody else will work on these 10 words. Thank you! --Sabine 16:22, 9 October 2006 (CEST)

Re: Khmer[edit]

Everything looks fine for me! :-) Kipcool 19:33, 3 February 2007 (EST)


Thank you so much with the OLPC project :-) Leftmost made a nice feature Special:NeedsTranslation if you choose the target language + source language + collection OLPC you will get a list where translation is missing. The great thing is: what you are doing right now is really most valuable because Portuguese is one of the first languages that will be needed for OLPC. So thanks again :-) Ciao! --Sabine 10:40, 4 February 2007 (EST)


Olá Malafaya. Queria pedir a sua opinião sobre uma tradução. Qual lhe parece ser a melhor tradução de stroll para português? Eu só me consigo lembrar de passeio... Não haverá uma melhor? Boas edições, Neko nyaa? 11:20, 29 May 2007 (EDT)

Obrigado. Boas edições, Neko nyaa? 16:27, 31 May 2007 (EDT)


Obrigado pelas boas vindas! Vamos ver como eu me viro por aqui. --Smeira 17:46, 7 June 2007 (EDT)

Finding words that need translating[edit] There is the option that English has more synonyms than Portugese, this leads to a higher word count. When a word is a homonym, it should not be counted as a member of a collection. Thanks, GerardM 01:07, 10 June 2007 (EDT)


Hi :-) It is so great that you did the OLPC part :-) It is the first "completeness" step. That means that of course having also the definitions, synonyms, hyphenation etc. is a goal to reach - for example I have part of the Italian hyphenation here in a file (some people just do things offline). so if you feel like going ahead there, that is great. Over time I will add further defined meanings to OLPC that come from a different list - that means that over time we will have approx. 600 more terms in there. I now just have to concentrate on some other things as well. Thanks again and have a great day!--Sabine 07:01, 10 June 2007 (EDT)


I have added Mirandese as a language .. :) GerardM 08:17, 25 June 2007 (EDT)


Hi :-) yes dovette should be deleted - but the query obviously includes it for some reason - just don't work on it. It is a conjugated verbform. Thank you!!!!! --Sabine 18:47, 3 October 2007 (EDT)

DefinedMeaning:slice (629244)[edit]

Hello Malafaya, I changed the definition of DefinedMeaning:slice (629244) to make it more precise after you translated it. It would be nice if you could update you translation. Thank you. --Ortografix 11:08, 25 November 2007 (EST)

Done. Thanks for the notice. Malafaya 20:11, 25 November 2007 (EST)

Problems adding class to a DM[edit]


Since you are not at IRC... I put it here instead. Since moving to camp and then on to new home, I have noticed a problem with adding classes to DM:s. I am not saying it was not there before, only that I did not observe it before.

When I try to add a class, everything just stalls trying to populate the drop down, for minutes.... Trying to access another page at OmegaWiki during this stall does not work either. Clearing/closing the class addition window does not work or even the entire tab it is on). I do get table.parentNode is null errors in console if trying to add/remove characters in a stalled inputbox... (referring to suggest.js:83) but if I just wait no error message appears. I used to see this now and then (it has always been slow to populate that dropdown), but now it seems to appear every time.

Could this be related to caches being rebuilt (but why then every time I access it...) or is something wrong in my end. Do you have any light to shed on this?--Sannab 12:31, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Wohoo! It seems to be back to its old self... slow but usable! Thank you!--Sannab 13:14, 16 February 2009 (EST)

Dump of today[edit]

Hi Malafaya,

I have downloaded the dump of today (March 20), and I have also the dump of March 15. Something is strange there: both sql have the same size (958121881 bytes). Their compressed version, however, have slightly different sizes 197625691 bytes for March 15 ; 197626176 bytes for March 20, which makes me think that the actual content is different.

Can you think of any explanation? (disk full? limit on the dump size by mysql? ...). Thanks, --Kipcool 14:32, 20 March 2009 (EDT)

The disk partitions don't seem to be full. My compressed dump was something like 150MB, which is much lower that those 197MB of yours (and also another dump on January I have). I probably got one on a bad day... As for why the sizes are the same on both days, I don't know. Maybe it's just a coincidence? (deleted text = added text?) Malafaya 20:52, 21 March 2009 (EDT)
I see now. When OW moved to another server and then moved back in to the original one after it had been transported somewhere else, Kim Bruning renamed the database do omegawikib (omegawiki being the one backed up from the temporary server back to the normal server). I think he forgot to change the dump job to use omegawikib instead. I don't know where to do that or I would do it myself. Malafaya 11:40, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
  • For the size, it seems that the deleted content is always archived and included in the dump (only a remove flag is set), so it should always increase.
  • For the dump job: as a guess, I would say it uses the program "cron" (and mysqldump) to execute the daily dump. You can check if there is any "cron" task with the command "crontab -l" and also by looking at "/etc/crontab". I have no experience with cron though, not sure how to edit it.
  • Another point, by looking at , it seems that the compressed dump size used to be around 460MB in mid February (cf. the camping out database), strange...
  • Do you know if Kim is reachable? (I have the e-mail address, but I don't know if he still is active on OW). I can send an e-mail if you've not done it already. Cheers, --Kipcool 14:12, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
I already had looked in crontab but there's nothing relevant there. I emailed Kim about this some 3 days ago but got no reply yet. I paged GerardM about this and he was going to report it to Kim. Today's dump still is the same size as before. I'm not risking downloading it just yet. Malafaya 09:28, 23 March 2009 (EDT)
Hi, it looks like the dump is repaired, or at least, the size has increased, and I found the new Maya languages in the dump (they were not there on the previous dump). Cheers, --Kipcool 13:49, 3 April 2009 (EDT)

Bug solved[edit]

Hi, for information: I believe I have corrected the bug causing this error when an option is removed : "SELECT attribute_mid FROM uw_class_attributes WHERE object_id = AND uw_class_attributes.remove_transaction_id IS NULL", i.e. the bug that you correct in User:Malafaya/Removed options causing problems. There may still be problem with options that were removed before I applied the patch.

If you are interested, here is what I changed [1] --Kipcool 21:55, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi there, Kipcool. Looks good, your patch. Let's hope it's fixed! Cheers, Malafaya 17:47, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia logo link[edit]

Hi! It is as you discovered, there is a fallback scheme: your language if available, then English if available, and otherwise any language. I have also configured it to display the link in Italic when it is not in your language. I find it useful to have a link to Wikipedia, even if it's not in your language, but this can be discussed (we can also configure it differently according to the user preference). --Kipcool 15:03, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

In Expression:Sulüdafrikän, The English Wikipedia article is not linked in the annotations. --Kipcool 15:42, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

WMF support?[edit]

Hello. Would you be willing to indicate your opinion at Meta:WMF support regarding WikiMedia Foundation supporting OmegaWiki? Because of the small size of our community, every voice will be important. Thanks. --InfoCan 16:34, 4 April 2012 (CEST)

Opinion posted. Thanks for the pointer. Malafaya 18:41, 5 April 2012 (CEST)

Autoconfirm, etc.[edit]

Thanks for taking care of the spam of yesterday. I have changed the $wgAutoConfirmAge variable to one day (I see that you did some tests... did the change in the variable work? ) and I have restricted moving pages to admins. --Kip 16:08, 6 April 2012 (CEST)

No problem. Yes, it did work: I didn't even have access to the "move" option. Thanks for the update. Malafaya 16:36, 6 April 2012 (CEST)

DefinedMeaning policy[edit]

Hello. The problem "aunt" you brought to InfoCan is not as simple as it seems. English is not all languages standard, and that a notion doesn't exist as such in English is not enough to exclude a definedMeaning in OmegaWiki. I suggest you two read that discussion and participate to the discussion there, so that we be able to build a real policy. Other discussions on that page are worth reading too. 08:12, 9 August 2012 (CEST)

"noun" in Kölsch[edit]

Hi, Purdoha. Is Expression:Saachwoot correct in Kölsch? And its synonyms? Malafaya (talk) 17:02, 14 October 2013 (CEST)

It looks okay at first sight, although I doubt the word itself is widely used (the synonymes are) Do you have a reason why you ask? --Purodha Blissenbach (talk) 20:59, 14 October 2013 (CEST)