Wikipedia:Mabiligu dundɔŋ

Amaraaba na Mabiligu dundɔŋ ŋɔ ni
Welcome to the Dagbani Wikipedia's community portal/village pump
Barka da zuwa ga Dagbani Wikipedia portal community
Karibu katika lango la jamii ya Wikipedia ya Dagbani

Coming soon: Template dialog improvements for VisualEditor and new wiktext modeEdit

/ Apologies for writing in English. It would be great if you could help translate this message. /

Hello! Here is more news from the focus area “Make working with templates easier” by Wikimedia Germany’s Technical Wishes project:

Your wiki will soon receive an overall improved interface for editing templates in VisualEditor and in the new wikitext mode (beta feature). This includes several improvements:

  • general redesign (more spacing, bigger window for better usability),
  • a better overview of parameters that are available for a template,
  • an easier way to add parameters via checkboxes and search filters,
  • better visibility of important information,
  • added links to documentation and help pages.

More in-depth information can be found on the project page on Meta. The planned deployment date for these changes is October 6.

Please note

We would be very happy to hear what you think of these changes. Please let us know on this talk page. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:09, 22 Silimin gɔli September 2021 (GMT)

Hello again! Unfortunately, this deployment will be postponed a bit:
  • Our team is currently still working on a few optimizations for mobile and for screen readers, so we’re planning to deploy the feature to your wiki in late October/beginning of November.
  • That also means that the texts on this subpage are not finished yet. We’ll give you an update here on your village pump once the texts are done. Then you can update your help page accordingly.
  • If you haven’t already translated the VE template dialog texts, now is a good time to do this.
  • For those who are curious what to expect, here are two videos: One shows the current interface on English Wikipedia, the other one shows the improved interface which you’ll get soon (currently on betawiki):

Sorry for the inconvenience! – Johanna for the Technical Wishes team, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:46, 6 Silimin gɔli October 2021 (GMT)

The documentation of the improvements on the Visual Editor template dialog is finally complete now and can be found here. Sorry for the delay. Please remember to translate the VE template dialog texts if you haven’t already. The deployment of these changes is planned for November 16th. – For the Technical Wishes team, Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:38, 4 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)

Thank you so much for the kind gesture. We look forward to a more super view. 16th November is already saved in my calendar to wake up to a new introduction of an interface. Dnshitobu (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:56, 4 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)

Final deployment date: template dialog improvements for VisualEditor and new wiktext mode
Unfortunately, the deployment had to be postponed and did not happen on November 16th as announced. I am very sorry about this. The extensive template dialog improvements for VisualEditor and new wiktext will finally be available from November 24th on your wiki. If you have any feedback, please let us know on the project’s talk page. -- Timur for Wikimedia Germany’s Technical Wishes team, Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:06, 23 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)

P.S.: We are still working out the final details with the new keyboard navigation which should be working smoothly soon.


Extension:ArticlePlaceholder tooi sɔŋdi ka lahabaya kalinli nabigiri Wikipedia zuƔu. Sokama yi saɣi, ti ni tooi che ka Tɛmplati maa tum tuma kpe Dagbani Wikipedia ŋɔ zuƔu. -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 10:12, 25 Silimin gɔli October 2021 (GMT)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Support -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 10:13, 25 Silimin gɔli October 2021 (GMT)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Naawuni yiko ni, man' saɣiya. Di naa sɔŋ ti pam. Dnshitobu (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:47, 4 Silimin gɔli November 2021 (GMT)
@@Masssly: , above extension have been deployed on this wiki, for that extension to work please complete inwiki setup mentioned in mediawikiwiki:Extension:ArticlePlaceholder#Set-up.~aanzx (Yɛltɔɣa) 04:51, 14 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)
Done! It's working now, thanks! -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 11:21, 15 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)

Wiki Loves Folklore is back!Edit

Please help translate to your language

Wiki Loves Folklore Logo.svg

You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

You can also organize a local contest in your country and support us in translating the project pages to help us spread the word in your native language.

Feel free to contact us on our project Talk page if you need any assistance.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (Yɛltɔɣa) 13:14, 9 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)

Thank you so much for the invitation.Here is the application for the Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in Ghana. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 08:58, 14 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT) 

Bot policyEdit

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable) or bots that fix double redirects. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. If you use or prefer to use a dedicated project page for handling bot flag requests, that is also acceptable. Please read the text at Meta-Wiki before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in two weeks if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Thank you for your consideration. --Zabe (Yɛltɔɣa) 17:17, 16 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)

I Strongly support this! It is a great idea knowing the power of bots and how they can make our language wikipedia great. Dnshitobu (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:27, 25 Silimin gɔli January 2022 (GMT)
Thank you. I've implemented the policy. Please add on top of this page the following:
* '''en:''' Requests for the [[m:bot|bot]] flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the [[m:bot policy|standard bot policy]], and allows [[m:bot policy#Global_bots|global bots]] and [[m:bot policy#Automatic_approval|automatic approval of certain types of bots]]. Other bots should apply below, and then [[m:Steward requests/Bot status|request access]] from a steward if there is no objection.
Best regards, --MarcoAurelio (Yɛltɔɣa) 18:40, 16 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)
MarcoAurelio, Thank you for implementing the policy. I checked and I saw that Dnshitobu have added the above code at the top of this page but it seems something is wrong somewhere. Please check the code. Many thanks Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:07, 19 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)
@Shahadusadik, I've fixed the code. I hope that it looks okay to you. Regards, --MarcoAurelio (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:39, 19 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)
Many thanks @MarcoAurelio

Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 in GhanaEdit


The Dagbani Wikimedians User Group is inviting to participate in the 2022 Wiki Loves Folklore contest in Ghana. Please feel free to comment or endorse the grant application here. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 05:22, 1 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)

Admin renewal votingEdit

Dear Dagbani Wikipedia community,

Please vote here on whether to extend the administrator positions of these two users. Adminship will expire at the end of February 2022 as an initial trial, but now we are voting on whether to indefinitely extend adminship.

We have made good use of adminship for the past several months, and see our roles as more like online maintenance workers rather than 'bosses'. Everyone on this Wikipedia has been quite cooperative and helpful, so our work was mostly limited to fixing broken redirects and moving pages. There are currently only 3 admins maintaining this wiki, so manpower would definitely be helpful for the community. Sabon Harshe (Yɛltɔɣa) 12:05, 21 Silimin gɔli February 2022 (GMT)


Masssly is one of the most important members of our community. He played essential roles founding the Dagbani Wikipedia and is a member of the Wikimedia Board Election Committee, to help steward Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustee and Funds Dissemination Committee elections.

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Sabon HarsheEdit

Sabon Harshe has created hundreds of new articles on the Dagbani Wikipedia and has also made major contributions to many African-language wikis.

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Sadik Shahadu is the Executive Director of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group. He provides training and general support to contributors of the Dagbani Wikipedia.

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Make working with templates easier: Several improvements coming to your wiki soon.Edit

I love templates hexagon.png

Apologies for writing in English. It would be great if you could help translate this message.

Hello! A few months ago, your wiki received these improvements from the Templates project by Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team:

  • In the template dialog of the VisualEditor, several fundamental improvements were done. (1)
  • A new attribute “suggested values” was introduced to help you clarify what values a parameter may expect. (2)
  • When using syntax highlighting, line numbers are shown in the template namespace. (3)
    A few wikis have these line numbers in all namespaces. If you want this for your wiki as well, please reach out to us.

On March 9, more improvements from the Templates project are coming to this and many more wikis:

  • Finding and inserting templates will become easier with an improved search and added warnings. (4)
  • In VisualEditor, you will be able to remove a template from a page via the context menu, just like removing a table or an image. (5)
  • Matching brackets will be highlighted (when you use syntax highlighting (CodeMirror)). (6)
  • The color scheme in syntax highlighting (CodeMirror) will be updated for better readability. (7)

These improvements have been tested on a few other wikis for a few months now, but we’d love to hear what you think of them on the talk pages of the project pages linked above ([1] - [7]).

A few weeks later, we’re also going to add a colorblind-friendly color scheme in syntax highlighting (CodeMirror extension). You’ll be able to activate it via a user setting.

– Greetings from the Technical Wishes project, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:59, 1 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)

DearJohanna Strodt (WMDE) and the Wikimedia Deutschland’s Technical Wishes team, Thank you so much for the support! We will explore the changes made and will get back to you if we have questions regarding the links your shared. most of our community members are able to read in English and Dagbani but we will be able to translate your message into Dagbani language. Please let us know if you need any information to help you support the Dagbani Wikipedia even more. Many thanks. Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 16:09, 14 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)
@Shahadusadik: That is wonderful! It would be great to get some feedback how the features are working for you, on the talk pages of the project pages that I have linked above. I hope they serve you well in your work. -- Have a good weekend! Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:37, 18 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)

Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in GhanaEdit

Hi all,

The Moore Wikimedia Community is organizing Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Ghana]]. Please feel free to leave your comments and or endorse the [application]


Musahfm (Yɛltɔɣa) 21:55, 13 Silimin gɔli March 2022 (GMT)

Hi Musahfm and the Moore wiki community, Thank you for inviting us. We are very happy to contribute to the Wiki loves earth 2022 in Ghana project. Please let us know if you need any assistance. Cheers! on behalf of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group, Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 20:10, 8 Silimin gɔli April 2022 (GMT)

Namespace palaEdit

Kamani namespace:Salima din pa Solɔɣu zuɣu la, di tu ni ti nam namespace pala din yɛn laɣim lahabaya shɛŋa ŋan doya ŋɔ:

  • Kpiɛriti
  • Shɛhira gbana
  • Yɛltɔɣataɣamalisi
  • ŋaha
  • Yila
  • Wahi
  • Tilahi
  • Diema ni yiɣ'jam
  • kali
  • Tiŋduya
  • Alikuraani Suura
  • Baabuli Suura

N-yuli yaɣi namespace shɛŋa? Sabimi sɔŋ kpe ka ti nam ŋa zaa jilli! -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 08:44, 22 Silimin gɔli April 2022 (GMT)

Make working with templates easier: One more improvement coming soon.Edit

Apologies for writing in English. It would be great if you could help translate this message.

Hello, one more change from WMDE’s focus area “Templates” is coming to your wiki soon: In syntax highlighting (CodeMirror extension), you’ll be able to activate a colorblind-friendly color scheme with a user setting. (project page)

Deployment is planned for May 10. This is the last set of improvements from WMDE’s focus area “Templates”. We would love to hear your feedback.

Thanks for being one of the first wikis to get the improvements from our project, and for giving valuable feedback! – Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (Yɛltɔɣa) 09:57, 29 Silimin gɔli April 2022 (GMT)

Admin RequestEdit

M mabihi,

N zaŋ di puhiri suŋ din bi yoli m mali tiri so kam ti dundɔŋ gɔɣu ŋɔ ni. N suhiri la soli ni n lɛbi Adimisstireta n ti Dagbanli Wikipedia din yɛn chɛ ka n tooi sɔŋsi ni tɛmplɛti suma ʒin kpɛna ni ti Wikipedia maa yaɣa-yaɣa kalibu. Din niŋ ma suhupiɛlli pam ni yi dihi nuu ka be tima sɔli.

M paɣiya!


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  1. Ruky Wunpini (Yɛltɔɣa) 09:56, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  2. -~Masssly Yɛlima ka n wum 10:01, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  3. Musahfm (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:13, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  4. Alhaj Darajaati (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:22, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  5. Mbo! Naawuni ni ti nasaraShahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:47, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  6. Naawuni yiko ni O nam puuni, nasara nyɛla a dini Achiri Bitamsimli (Yɛltɔɣa) 16:10, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  7. A shiri simdi ni a lebi adiministireeta. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (Yɛltɔɣa) 19:01, 21 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  8. Abubakar280 (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:12, 22 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  9. ashiri simdili Sir Amugi (Yɛltɔɣa) 22:15, 22 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)
  10. Nyini n-kuli nyɛ li Attah Mohammed (Ŋun su yɛltɔɣa:Attah Mohammed|Yɛltɔɣa]] 11:05, 22 Silimin goli June 2022 (GMT)

11. Munkaila Sulemana (Yɛltɔɣa) 04:15, 23 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)

12. Alhassan Peter (Yɛltɔɣa) 07:10, 23 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)

13. Yakubu Fadilatu (Yɛltɔɣa) 10:20, 23 Silimin gɔli June 2022 (GMT)

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Event Registration Tool: Demo and Invitation to TestEdit

Cross postingEdit

The Campaigns Product  Team from the Wikimedia Foundation will be hosting two office hours to  demo the new Event Registration Tool, and train organizers how to  use it. In these office hours, you will learn how to:

  • Create an event page in the new event namespace (as an event organizer)
  • Enable registration on your event page (as an event organizer)
  • Collect data on who registered for your event (as an event organizer)
  • Register for an event on the event page (as an event participant)

You can attend one office hour or both, depending on your availability on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM UTC
  • Session 2: Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM UTC

These events will be multilingual, with live interpretations in Arabic, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese, and Swahili. Note that Portuguese will be available on the 21st, but not the 23rd. We strongly encourage you to join and share your feedback on the tool. Your feedback will help us improve the tool so that Wikimedians can have a better event experience. To register, please reply to this email or sign-up to our page, by adding your signature.

Thank you! Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 14:59, 21 Silimin gɔli July 2022 (GMT)

Campaign Product Team Office Hour - July 21, 2022Edit

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Hello Campaign Product Newsletter subscribers!

The Campaign Product Team will be having an office hour today, July 21, 2022 at 17:00 UTC via Zoom to demo the first release of the Event Registration Tool.

You may join the office hour using this meeting link.

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.


The Campaign Product Team

Shahadusadik (Yɛltɔɣa) 15:04, 21 Silimin gɔli July 2022 (GMT)