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Category talk:Tech requests

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"Won't fix" category

Should there be a third "won't fix" category for bug reports that have known but unfixable causes? Eg. Tech:Special:Popularpages no longer updated complains that Special:Popularpages no longer works, but they aren't ever going to come back... Jpatokal 07:13, 16 August 2007 (EDT)

I'd like to create a category for "invalid tech requests". Tech requests are unusual in that browsing through all the pages in the category is the normal way to track them, so merge-and-redirect is not useful. Right now we have no good way of dealing with either requests such as the one mentioned above, duplicate requests, and misplaced or misguided requests (e.g. "can someone add this picture to the Berlin article"). Right now we tend to just delete entries of that last type, which doesn't help a reporter see what happened to it -- users confused enough to make such requests aren't likely to spot explanatory notes in the deletion log.
Therefore, I'd propose both creating this third category, and setting a policy that anything moved to it (and has no arguments against that placement) can be deleted after a certain length of time -- perhaps one month, or even three months, of inactivity. That would let the entries stick around for long enough for the submitters to see the comments added on why their request is considered invalid, and in most situations, a link to some other page explaining what they were looking for in the first place.
This won't help our usual rate of approximately one tech visit from IB per year, but I hope it'll make it marginally easier for identification of genuinely relevant bugs when those occasions do roll around. -- D. Guillaime 22:46, 2 December 2011 (EST)
Anyone? -- D. Guillaime 22:37, 5 January 2012 (EST)
I agree that this makes sense. --Peter Talk 11:26, 25 June 2012 (EDT)

License breaches

Hi, is there any defined place to report breaches of the CC-license? I just stumbled upon, which just uses (badly) copied versions of wikitravel articles, and the site does not give any attribution (except for the photos, which they take from panoramio). Now I am not sure whether it is appropriate to report this here, and where. 10:50, 15 August 2011 (EDT)

Yes: en:Wikitravel:Non-compliant redistribution. --Peter Talk 11:34, 15 August 2011 (EDT)