User Language

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This page is for collecting information about languages currently spoken by Moderators. This could help with various matters, for example when you are editing an entry in a language you don't know well and wish to have advice from someone who knows the language better.

The following SubPages list all moderators who speak that language


  • (This list is automatically generated)

How to Add Yourself

Please add your native language(s) and any others that you feel proficient in or knowledgeable about.

This is how it works: Add the languages you know to your UserPage like this ["ModeratorLanguage/Klingon/Native"]. This way people will be able to find you using the BackLinks to the language-pages above. These language-pages all have exactly three SubPages: /Native, /Fluent, and /Some.

If you speak a language that is not listed here, please add and create the appropirate language-page using the ModeratorLanguageTemplate.

If you are willing to provide translation help to others, please add your information to OnlineTranslator under "Other Resources" as shown, thanks


Is it on purpose or by mistake that the actual links from moderators' pages don't lead anywhere? I'm not too familiar with all this wiki magic... //bnw

  • Something in between. If you want the links to lead to pages, then you'd have to create them. But there is no real value in these SubPages. I think it is cleanest to create them. See discussion on ModeratorLanguage/French/Native. --DonRedman
    • I tested a new automatic generated table in the SandBox but of course this is very slow and it will be even slower when it includes every language. Btw: I'm also against the static table. --Shepard

Attention.png Status: It is disputed, whether the following section should be deleted or not.

  • Mo, why do you want to keep this? Everybody (including you and DeKarl) can now be found with the new scheme, so what do you want to keep a table with two entries for? The discussion has been summarized in the instrucitions above, so I do not see any point in keeping it either. I could understand if you wanted to have a table that gives an overview at one glance, but then please write it youself, include everyone and keep it up to date. I just do not see any point in keeping the old section untouched. --DonRedman

Old Table of Languages

This is an old list of ModeratorLanguages. See the discussion below for the reasons why we changed to the system above. If you are listed below, please enter yourself into the new system and then delete the table row with your name. Thanks.

Moderator Native Language(s) Secondary Language(s)
dekarl German English
mo Norwegian English, (Swedish, Danish)

Discussion that lead to the new linking scheme

Um, this is a wiki and sorted lists do not make any sense here, really. Better use wiki featues instead: You could make a SubPage for each language (maybe like this /NativeKlingon and /SecondaryKlingon or leave the Native/Secondary part out). Then each Editor can add their language to their category person page here on the wiki. (e.g. ModeratorLanguage/NativeKlingon). Then you can just get a list of all people natively speaking Klingon via BackLinks. MoinMoin offers the possibility to list these pages on this page with macros like [[FullSearch(ModeratorLanguage/NativeKlingon)]]. See HelpOnMacros and HelpOnEditing/SubPages for details. --DonRedman

I like this idea more, although I think I would prefer 'native', 'fluent' and 'some' to 'native' and 'secondary'. Secondary doesn't really give us any idea of just how much of the language someone speaks, Rob's English is obviously much better than, say, LuKz' because he actually lives in an English speaking country. Is there a way of doing it so that you could get a list of all English speakers, and then if you wanted, a list of all native English speakers? --Nikki

Well, something like this: One SubPage for each language like ModeratorLanguage/Klingon and a sub-SubPage for the nativeness (sp?) like ModeratorLanguage/Klingon/Native, ModeratorLanguage/Klingon/Fluent, and ModeratorLanguage/Klingon/Some. Unfortunately these are not WikiWords so you have to write ["ModeratorLanguage/Klingon/Native"] on your user page. If I got Moin right, then you could have BackLinks to ModeratorLanguage/Klingon and all its SubPages. That is what you want, isn't it? --DonRedman