[MediaWiki-l] Finding tutorial pages on Subcategory & translated content

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[MediaWiki-l] Finding tutorial pages on Subcategory & translated content

Emyoulation@yahoo.com
First time posting to this mailList.
I'm having some difficulty sorting through the extensive MediaWiki online docs. (Particularly because my question is about a keyword that is on every page - Category.)
I recently started as a Contributor on a MediaWiki driven site about a software tool. To leverage my "newbie" contributor status, I'm trying to log my difficulties coming up to speed in Contributing.  (Once I'm experienced enough to write pages about overcoming impediments to using MediaWiki, I will have lost the qualification to write those pages!)
At the moment, I'm building a scratchpad page with a manual collection of links to pages/Categories of most use to becoming a competent Wiki Contributor. After I become competent with MediaWiki, this will probably be made a new Category, those paged will be tagged, & the scratchpad page will be recyled for my next target.

Unfortunately, as I explore Category pages on our site, I find many that are cluttered with subcategory listings of Translated pages and multiple listings in the main Category . With many languages supported, the default language pages are buried among Translated variants.
Is there a good MediaWiki tutorial on the correct way do Categories so that Translated pages don't clutter the listings? Hopefully the method allows users of a Language to suppress listing the unTranslated page when Translated version exists --- but also lists the Not-Yet-Translated pages.
Thanks in advance, Brian

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Re: Finding tutorial pages on Subcategory & translated content

brian-2
discovered that Yahoo has blacklisted the wikimedia mail list. Changed
my subscribed account preferences to different host and re-posted to the
thread to verify that replies will be received.  However, the re-post
was rejected.

It turns our that the mail list tool verifying Inbound message didn't
recognize the change in eMail address preferences.  I now received
messages to the new account but Replies to threads still had to come
from  the old account.  So... unsubscribed the old account and
re-subscribed under the new account.  Awkward. Now I have to check to
see if I have 2 mail list accounts with different passwords!

Brian

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On Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:31:31 AM CDT, [hidden email]
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First time posting to this mailList.

I'm having some difficulty sorting through the extensive MediaWiki
online docs. (Particularly because my question is about a keyword that
is on every page - Category.)

I recently started as a Contributor on a MediaWiki driven site about a
software tool. To leverage my "newbie" contributor status, I'm trying to
log my difficulties coming up to speed in Contributing.  (Once I'm
experienced enough to write pages about overcoming impediments to using
MediaWiki, I will have lost the qualification to write those pages!)

At the moment, I'm building a scratchpad page with a manual collection
of links to pages/Categories of most use to becoming a competent Wiki
Contributor. After I become competent with MediaWiki, this will probably
be made a new Category, those paged will be tagged, & the scratchpad
page will be recyled for my next target.


Unfortunately, as I explore Category pages on our site, I find many that
are cluttered with subcategory listings of Translated pages and multiple
listings in the main Category . With many languages supported, the
default language pages are buried among Translated variants.

Is there a good MediaWiki tutorial on the correct way do Categories so
that Translated pages don't clutter the listings? Hopefully the method
allows users of a Language to suppress listing the unTranslated page
when Translated version exists --- but also lists the Not-Yet-Translated
pages.

Thanks in advance,
Brian

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