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Multiple image on Spanish wikibook[edit source]
I am having issues when I am trying to copy the template for a multiple image in English into a Wikibook in Spanish (I am actually translating the page and I would like that it appears in the same format in both languages). Being more specific, I would like my images correspoding to 'Sistemas de retroalimentación' and 'sistemas de compensación' in the Wikibook Introducción a los sistemas de control to appear as they do in the English version 'feedback sistemas' and feedforward systems' Introduction to control systems.
The Wikibook I am writing will have a lots of blocks of preformatted text (computer code) that readers may want to copy and paste. I'm looking unsuccessfully for a template that would add a button to, or associate with, each block of preformatted code so that the reader could easily copy the code to their clipboard. Is that possible, and where could I ask to get it made? Derek Andrews (discuss • contribs) 11:59, 18 December 2021 (UTC)
Please add Reference_Tooltips[edit source]
Hi I like the Reference Tooltips gadget. Can you activate it for the wikibooks project? Is there a way to add it to ru.wikibooks.org (there are no interface administrators in the Russian section now) KKorzov (discuss • contribs) 20:05, 18 December 2021 (UTC)
Community Wishlist Survey 2022 is coming. Help us![edit source]
Only you can make the difference
How many people will hear and read about the Survey in their language? How many will decide to participate? Will there be enough of you to vote for a change you would like to see? It all depends on you, volunteers.
Why are we asking?
- We have improved the documentation. It's friendlier and easier to use. This will mean little if it's only in English.
- Thousands of volunteers haven't participated in the Survey yet. We'd like to improve that, too. Three years ago, 1387 people participated. Last year, there were 1773 of them. We hope that in the upcoming edition, there will be even more. You are better than us in contacting Wikimedians outside of wikis. We have prepared some images to share. More to come.
What is the Community Wishlist Survey?
It's an annual survey that allows contributors to the Wikimedia projects to propose and vote for tools and platform improvements. Long years of experience in editing or technical skills are not required.
Software Screen grabs[edit source]
This is probably more appropriate at Commons....but: For a book here, if I (for example) post an image of a screen grab from a piece of software's dialogue box.....does that fit within policy? Those can be helpful at times. --Buddpaul (discuss • contribs) 18:13, 29 December 2021 (UTC)
- The material is likely copyright, or not available under a compatible free license. Therefore you cannot use it here unless it fits the requirements of fair use - minimal use, clear justification, no other way of communicating the information. E.g., if it is just to make the book look nice, you can't use it. By the way, Commons does not accept fair use - to use it here you'd need to be granted local upload rights which would include a review to ensure you understood the rules. MarcGarver (discuss • contribs) 20:24, 29 December 2021 (UTC)
- Okie dokie......that helps a lot. But: what if the software itself is Open Source??--Buddpaul (discuss • contribs) 18:07, 30 December 2021 (UTC)
Save the Date: Coolest Tool Award 2021: this Friday, 17:00 UTC[edit source]
This award is highlighting software tools that have been nominated by contributors to the Wikimedia projects. The ceremony will be a nice moment to show appreciation to our tool developers and maybe discover new tools!