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If you do alot of interwiki links... I can make the bot run manually on DE to update the interwiki links on all wikis. Shane (T - C - E) 10:43, 7 May 2007 (CDT)

I don't know, if this works better. I'm not so familiar with all these technical possibilities. ;-) During translation into German, I'm setting the interwiki links in the new german articles. Sometimes I check also the links to other articles, so that I can see, if there are already some german articles just under a different german name. If so, I'm setting the missing interwiki links. --Thwidra 11:16, 7 May 2007 (CDT)
The bot is only run every two months or so. Maybe Shane can increase this frequency? --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 15:18, 8 May 2007 (CDT)
I am going to set up the bot to run every week on the non-english wikis, and then run on EN every two weeks. Enlish is usually created first, but the languages copy or use English as a reference so it needs ot be changed more. :) Shane (T - C - E) 17:53, 1 September 2007 (CDT)
Thanks. :-) But I have to slow down a bit, I don't know, how much new stuff I could translate in the next time for the German Battlestar Wiki. There will be definitely new articles, but not so much. I'm working right now on the improvements of the charakters and will then continue with the Episodeguide, where a lot of texts from the third season and a few from the second season are still missing. -Thwidra 03:26, 2 September 2007 (CDT)


Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for all the work you've been doing on the German wiki. Keep up the great work! -- Joe Beaudoin So say we all - Donate - Sanctuary Wiki — New 16:28, 12 August 2007 (CDT)

That's nice, thank you! :-) I'll try to keep it up, but I will not always have the time. Fortunately today I've got again enough time, so I will proceed with some new translations. --Thwidra 03:47, 13 August 2007 (CDT)

Interwiki links

I see you've been adding a lot of en->de links lately, but this can also be done by a bot. Shane operates a bot that will check all pages and will automatically update interwiki links. For instance, if [[en:Executive officer]] is placed on de:Ausführender Offizier, the bot will automatically place [[de:Ausführender Offizier]] on en:Executive officer. The bot only runs when Shane tells it to, so you'll have to contact him if you want it to be run. --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 09:43, 16 August 2007 (CDT)

Hm, ok, I'll remember this for the next time. I didn't know, when the bot runs. And I wasn't sure, if the bot works properly, because there are a couple of "DE to EN"-links in older articles in the German Battlestar Wiki, wich don't have the "EN to DE"-links in the counterparts in the English Battlestar Wiki. For example this site de:Portal:Charaktere, or a few articles from the Episode Guide, and some other ones. So I felt, it was right to set the links, when I was translating on an article. Thwidra 16:41, 16 August 2007 (CDT)
The bot doesn't run on any frequent interval, it only runs when Shane tells it to. Like I said, you'd have to contact Shane to get the bot to run. Meanwhile, if you find any incorrect interwiki links, please remove them, as the interwiki bot will duplicate them blindly (that's the downside). --Catrope(Talk to me or e-mail me) 17:22, 16 August 2007 (CDT)
Ok, I'll do that. --Thwidra 04:40, 17 August 2007 (CDT)