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Adding Portuguese Wikinews to the Google News feed via Search Console[edit]

Hi! I recently noticed that Wikinotícias Português is not in the Google News feed, news.google.com, which if added could bring more views to our news. I tried to try to post, but I need the help of a Wikimedia employee to confirm the Search Console domain at https://publishercenter.google.com/publications , and to help me.

Grateful! can anybody help me? Juan90264 (talk) 06:43, 1 August 2021 (UTC)

@Juan90264: Hi, I guess we've made the loop from phab:T285091. :-/ I admit that it is also unclear to me what who to handle non-access Google Search Console related requests (assuming that phab:T132373 is still correct which states that it's not the Wikimedia Foundation Search Platform team), and unclear where such requests should be filed (Phabricator? Which project tags? wikitech:Google Search Console access would welcome an additional section, I guess). However, phab:T188453 also mentions that the intention is too keep the pool of domains small. Hmm, hmm... Maybe User:EBjune (WMF) has some idea? I'm sorry that I don't have a good answer myself. :-/ --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 19:14, 4 August 2021 (UTC)
I'm actually not sure at this point, but am going to suggest asking User:CBogen (WMF) and User:GLederrey (WMF) as it may be something that can be routed through those working on SEO issues in the Product team, or the Search folks may have an idea. --EBjune (WMF)17:07, 5 August 2021 (UTC)
@CBogen (WMF): @GLederrey (WMF): Does any of you know who to handle non-access Google Search Console related requests? Thanks in advance! --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 13:03, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
The Search Platform team is only responsible for our internal search engine. We have no interactions with Google and have no idea how to access Google Search Console --GLederrey (WMF) (talk) 18:51, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
I dared to file phab:T290711 about sorting out how and where this is handled, as this generally seems to be unclear. --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 06:16, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Color of red links across Mediawiki[edit]

Tracked in Phabricator:
task T288739

Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but is it me or are red links across Wikimedia's sites (except, oddly enough, Wikipedia, so far as I know) no longer actually red but now a kind of bright pink? I wouldn't be bothered by the slight change in color, if only it wasn't for the fact the red link text is now less readable than before on those sites. Text with light colors don't work well against a white background after all. I would have thought someone else would have brought this up by now, but I have not yet found an existing discussion about this (please correct me if there is already a discussion elsewhere or if this is actually the wrong place, thanks). Monster Iestyn (talk) 13:20, 12 August 2021 (UTC)

Seems to be new in this weeks train, filed a task. RhinosF1 (talk) 14:04, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
Oh, this isn't intentional? Good to know, hope it gets fixed soon then. I actually recall seeing this happen months ago but forgot about it until the last 24 hours for some reason (did it fix itself?). Also, just to confirm since the issue appears to be skin-related, yes I use the Vector skin. Monster Iestyn (talk) 23:29, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
@RhinosF1: I'm now seeing the pinkish-red color for red links on Wikipedia as well. Monster Iestyn (talk) 02:00, 14 August 2021 (UTC)
I'm trying to get the old colour reverted on at least legacy vector Monster Iestyn RhinosF1 (talk) 18:53, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

User3 Template[edit]

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this. On my local Wikipedia, the Template:User3 is not displaying ⧼dot-separator⧽ properly. See w:km:ទំព័រគំរូ:User3. This is what it looks like on English Wikipedia: w:en:Template:User3. Can someone help me with this? Thanks. --Trezoo (talk) 01:34, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

@Trezoo thats because on enwiki, `dot-separator` is a custom system message, created at w:MediaWiki:Dot-separator, while for kmwiki, the message doesn't exist (w:km:MediaWiki:Dot-separator) and when trying to render a message that doesn't exist the name is shown instead. DannyS712 (talk) 02:04, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
The dot-separator message is invoked indirectly, by w:km:Special:Permalink/260786#L-740 and w:km:Special:Permalink/260792#L-38 --DannyS712 (talk) 02:07, 5 September 2021 (UTC)
Oh, thanks I got it. --Trezoo (talk) 02:10, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

DARK MODE !![edit]

hi there,

my question/remark is really simple, WHY a website like wikipedia doesn't have a dark mode ???? trying to check something at night is nightmare, so much white at late hours is guaranteed to mess with the eyes ! at this day and age "dark mode" it's ubiquitous throughout the internet, there is no reason why wikipedia would be left behind.

thanks :)

P.S : it's not that hard to implement, a few line of CSS and VOILA!

good luck and good job to all supporters of the platform ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 160.179.240.94 (talk)