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Addition to Template Request[edit source]

I recommend you add Windows Live Mail to the Applications template, either in place of the Outlook Express entry or just as an addition. -CyndaquilDAC (talk)

I'm not sure if it has been changed yet, but it seems like it's already there. Mrfunnylaughs (talk) 13:46 UTC, 31/05/2020
No, that's Outlook Express. Here's the template I'm refering to, btw Template:Applications --CyndaquilDAC (talk) 13:48, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
I think we should keep Outlook Express there. ToMi (talk | contribs) 14:08, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
I am not adding stub pages to the main page. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 14:10, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

Image Replacement Request[edit source]

I recommend you change the placeholder image. Here's the image I recommend, since it encourages editing and contribution.

NewPlaceholderIdea.png

-CyndaquilDAC (talk)

Well, I think that the current image is better than this one. ToMi (talk) 16:46, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Actually I have rather been planning to get rid of the placeholder image. I'll see. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 17:43, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

New languages for Betawiki[edit source]

Main Page BetaWiki is very interesting and useful, the problem is that it is only in English, there is no version of this wiki in languages ​​other than English, the technological world needs other language versions of BetaWiki, it is very necessary. I always have to be using Google translator to see BetaWiki in Spanish (in my case, the language that I speak) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2800:200:e840:313a:c10f:7193:94a2:91c8 (talkcontribs)

The main issue with that is finding a sufficient number of bilingual people to maintain such a wiki, I believe. Cosmo (talk) 16:03, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
I can help outm I speak Chinese TipzTeam (talk) 05:08, 20 June 2020 (UTC)
I agree. Nowadays many people all over the world play Windows Betas, but many countries don't mainly speak English. We need other languages of BetaWiki.
I'm glad to see that more Chinese people are interested in Betas, especially primary school students and teenagers. In China there's only a wiki called BetaWorld Wiki written in Simplified Chinese, and it's far from perfect with lots of mistakes. As BetaWiki can be visited without VPN in China, I think a Simplified-Chinese-language version of BetaWiki is important.
I can help with Simplified Chinese translation.GT610 | Sorry for my poor English! (talk) 01:47, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
First of all, I am not in Primary school, second, I am in Hong Kong, not Mainland. (talk) 20:13, 19 Sep 2020 (HKT)
I'm not aiming at you. What I said is a common appearance. It seemed that it's a misunderstanding. GT610 | Sorry for my poor English! (talk) 01:13, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think this is necessary. First, most of pre-release windows builds are in English, making a certain English level a requirement for betas. Then, simply there wasn't enough users in the community that have enough translation skills (machine translation is useless since u can just use ur browser) , and the result would be an incomplete and outdated version that readers need to open the English page for recent changes and news, making it useless. The community is in English only for years and I don't think it necessary to add multilingual support. Thanks. CI611 (talk) 15:20, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Exactly. Overdoze (talk) 07:12, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Deletion requests[edit source]

Hi,
I found some user pages that are requested for deletion:

There are also some pages of builds that are not notable:

Could be these pages deleted? ToMi (talk | contribs) 16:34, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

I found a blank page: Windows 8.1 build 9600.17415. Please delete this one. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 16:51, 11 June 2020 (UTC)

Deletion requests #2[edit source]

Hi,
I found another pages for deletion (especially user pages and not notable builds):

There are also some fake pictures for deletion:

Could be these deleted? Thank you. ToMi (talk | contribs) 07:25, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Please also delete Windows Vista build 5018 as well. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 04:57, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
Also, delete

, as it’s a MOCK-UP, AND THEY CLASSIFY AS FAKE!!!!!!!!!!! 90.220.98.32

It is fake, but it is notable. ToMi (talk | contribs) 08:52, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Deletion requests #3[edit source]

There are some user pages requested for deletion: User:Meow/menu and User:ToMi/Sandbox/2 --ToMi (talk | contribs) 17:48, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Date format[edit source]

YYYY-MM-DD format isn't reader-friendly. It may still cause international confusion. Non-technical readers can confuse YYYY-MM-DD as YYYY-DD-MM. It's ugly and cannot be met by "June 27, 2020" or "27 June 2020".

Example: 2012-01-04 would be taken as 1 April 2012 as Europeans might say.

So, BetaWiki should write out the date in full. Yue Ling (talk) 14:06, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

We already told you on the Discord that there is no such format as YYYY-DD-MM. Anyway, I am open to discussion on this topic, for example it looks quite ugly for months, i.e. 2020-06. --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 14:09, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
I think we should use the "27 June 2020" format. ToMi (talk | contribs) 14:10, 27 June 2020 (UTC)
BetaWiki should use the "27 June 2020" format anyway since not everyone on BetaWiki are from China, Hong Kong (for Chinese), Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan where the YYYY-MM-DD format is commonly used. Yue Ling (talk) 02:25, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Should we start using the "28 June 2020" format? Yue Ling (talk) 09:08, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Yeah I think. ToMi (talk | contribs) 09:10, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
cant it just be made as an option to switch the date format? BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 09:15, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Does MediaWiki support such option? Yue Ling (talk) 11:40, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
do we have to do this in build infoboxes too? Tested it out on the infobox of Windows 8 build 7899. And all i saw was a number 9. "December 2010" didnt even appear! BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 11:56, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
ISO 8601. The international date format standard. Which is YYYY-MM-DD. Why use anything else? 92.1.215.30 11:57, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
i agree with you on this, we should continue to use iso 8601. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 11:58, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
Not everyone are familiar with it. Yue Ling (talk) 12:01, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

2020-06 looks quite ugly. Also BetaWiki is for worldwide, not only one country, so we should make it clear to everyone. Yue Ling (talk) 12:29, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

"BetaWiki is for worldwide", hence why we should use *the international standard for date format*. 92.1.215.30 14:01, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
It's uncommon in English prose, and should not be used within sentences IMO. Yue Ling (talk) 14:15, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

Windows 2005 is getting out of control[edit source]

Windows 2005 created two new accounts: Windows 2006 to put nonsense on other user's talk page, and Windows 2004 to do straight up vandalism, can you admins please block them, as well as the IP range used by Windows 2005: 2601:281:380:20 or something like that BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 02:37, 28 June 2020 (UTC)

There were two more, Windows 2007, and Kool Guy. All four have been blocked. Windows 2005 is pretty much a new MCPillager. Won’t be surprised if they’re the same person. -Meow (talk) 18:31, 28 June 2020 (UTC)
I don't know why they should even do that, because you doesn't do good stuff and it doesn't even give the person any profit. -TipzTeam (talk) 10:55, 29 June 2020 (UTC)
They just want to ruin things for fun. That’s what all vandals do. -Meow (talk) 17:25, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

unban request in discord[edit source]

Hey please unban my discord account @Телеканал RU.TV#7974. I yesterday joined chinese user allowed me. 79.141.162.81 02:32, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Nice try, Rain Ocampo. ToMi (talk | contribs) 08:10, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Please see my english wikipedia Please see french wikipedia nice try i not sockpuppeting in english and french wikipedia. 105.208.44.183 02:02, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Another name change request[edit source]

hi. I do not like my current name anymore, so i wish to now be called "Jonas Suder" from this point onwards. BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 08:17, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

You literally had your name changed in April... --Ryuzaki (talk | contribs) 13:03, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
How long do I have to wait? I literally named myself after a real person just because I thought it was funny! Benji Madden is a REAL person, look him up! BenjiMadden7850 (talk) 13:11, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Page deletion[edit source]

This page should be deleted, as the file does not exist. ToMi (talk | contribs) 16:07, 25 September 2020 (UTC)