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Bug 1676 - Request: New namespace for Portal
Request: New namespace for Portal
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 2113 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 3736
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Reported: 2005-03-10 08:10 UTC by Aphaia
Modified: 2005-10-23 02:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Patch to add Portal: and Portal_talk: namespaces (1.58 KB, patch)
2005-07-21 01:06 UTC, ABCD

Description Aphaia 2005-03-10 08:10:49 UTC
A new namespace for Portals(so-called Wikiportal). Now namspace portals are put
on are different by project. On some ns:0 (de:), on some ns:4 and for example,
"Wikipedia:Wikportal:XX" is redundant.  On the other hand, ns:0 is not a proper
place, since they are not articles of encyclopedia apparently. Polish Wikipedia
uses ns:0 too but they name those pages "Wikiportal:XX".

In my opinion it would be better to create a new namespace and put those pages
in a same namespace across the project. 

See also:
Comment 1 Darkoneko 2005-05-10 08:40:17 UTC
That would be quite helpful, indeed
Comment 2 Minh Nguyễn 2005-05-11 03:49:35 UTC
A two-fold suggestion: instead of having a completely separate namespace for
these portals, why not include these pages in the main namespace (or in the case
of the Community Portals, the Project namespace). We could have a special code
(something like __PORTAL__) be included at the top. This code would tell
MediaWiki not to include the page in the article count, and MediaWiki would also
then change the "article" tab at the top of the page to "portal", etc.

A namespace (Portal) would also be provided where it would be desirable to use
one. The Main Page and Community Portal would use the code, and the Wikiportals
would use the Portal namespace. My proposal seems to address many of the
concerns regarding the portals, as summarized at [[m:Special namespaces for
portals and lists]].
Comment 3 Minh Nguyễn 2005-05-11 03:51:06 UTC
*** Bug 2113 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 ABCD 2005-07-21 01:06:27 UTC
Created attachment 733 [details]
Patch to add Portal: and Portal_talk: namespaces
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2005-07-21 06:06:27 UTC
No patch necessary, there's a config option for custom namespaces.
Comment 6 Adrian Eyre 2005-08-16 19:24:27 UTC
I think by "patch" they meant "change the config", but we ought to wait on the 
outcome of the discussion at
Comment 7 ABCD 2005-09-08 02:02:40 UTC
Marking as resolved, fixed - the Portal: namespace has been added on the English
Comment 8 Aphaia 2005-09-08 03:08:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> Marking as resolved, fixed - the Portal: namespace has been added on the English
> Wikipedia

I don't speak for English Wikipedia, I meant all project has this namespace; and
projects where I am active have no portal namespace yet. You can't close my
request in this circumstance
Comment 9 Darkoneko 2005-09-29 00:39:56 UTC
Was added by a developper (Hashar) on French wikipedia as customised namespace
(100, and 101 for Talk_Portal), so I think you should ask a dev to do the same
on your wiki 
Comment 10 Duncan Harris 2005-10-06 13:34:40 UTC
The Commons needs a Portal: namespace.  Is there anyone to do it?

Comment 11 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-07 14:30:12 UTC
see also

bug 3385: Namespace for wikiportals at WP:PT
Comment 12 Rob Church 2005-10-07 18:38:49 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3385 ***
Comment 13 Aphaia 2005-10-10 20:47:48 UTC
Because it isn't a specific request on a certain wiki, so it doesn't make a
sense in my opinion to mark it as duplicate of 3385 (later submitted and related
to one particular wiki)

Besides the above, Jawikinews need a ポータル namespace (and its talk) . ns:100
and 101 would be fine for assigning those additional namespace. Your work will
be appreciated.
Comment 14 Rob Church 2005-10-10 22:01:30 UTC
So, as I said above, file a clear request in a new bug report...
Comment 15 Aphaia 2005-10-23 02:28:12 UTC
Unless portal namespace is not expected to be included into a set of preset
namespaces, it makes a sense to submit each request to Bugzilla, though many of
tiny projects have a vague idea how to contact developers or use Bugzilla, so I
am afraid it is not the best idea to withdraw this idea.

Besides that, now there is a clear distinction between bugs and requests on
Bugzilla features. So I concur with Rob to close this request, though I don't
think it as a duplicate of a request on a particular wiki so I close it simply.
Also I don't mind if anyone reopen it. Thank you for all your participation. 

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