Wikipedia:Help for Non-Japanese Speakers

This is a page for non-Japanese speakers to discuss anything related to the Japanese Wikipedia.

You can also request assistance for your works on the Japanese Wikipedia.

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Infobox image syntax編集

Is there an Japanese Wikipedia equivalent to English Wikipedia's en:WP:THUMBSIZE or en:WP:IBI page? On English Wikipedia it's pretty much common practice not to use the thumbnail syntax for infobox images because the most infobox templates and the Wikipedia software will automatically format the size of the infobox image based upon the device the reader is using. In addition, it also makes it easier for screen reader to "read" to infobox image's caption when the caption parameter is used because a thumbnail image typically requires an "alt_text" parameter be provided for thumbnail images whereas the infobox caption parameter doesn't and can be read by screen readers. Maybe the software and templates used for Japanese Wikipedia work differently, however, based upon this post here. Anyway, just curious for my own benefit. -- Marchjuly会話) 2019年11月19日 (火) 14:27 (UTC)

The relevant policy for the Japanese version of Wikipedia is as shown on this page. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)
Reopening - this does not answer Marchjuly's question. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)

Korean version of airline accident report from Japanese government agency?編集

I notice page 44 (PDF p. 25) of this page on the MLIT website states "Distribution of Korean version of HL7762 HIJ accident investigation report to flight crew"

Where is this Korean version of the report located, and how do I obtain it? I only see English and Japanese listed on the English MLIT accident report list page.

It would be good for the Korean Wikipedia article ko:아시아나항공 162편 착륙 사고 WhisperToMe会話) 2020年6月9日 (火) 20:16 (UTC)

Regarding your question, I also searched for it, but unfortunately I could not find the Korean version. Korean version may not be published on the internet. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)
The question is not resolved; although @WhisperToMe: you might be better off asking this on Korean Wikipedia. This probably requires a search using Korean keywords, not in Japanese. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)

Need translation help編集

こんにちは, I will be very thankful if someone help me in translating an English wikipedia article which is on Basen Murmu, a Santali community singer who recently died. He was a very young favourite singer of Santali Community. We need translation help for en:Basen Murmu, Thanks. Rocky 734会話) 2020年6月14日 (日) 08:46 (UTC)

The information in the article has been updated. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)
Where is the Japanese article? Removing section resolved. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)

Enquiry photos for ARTIZON MUSEUM Interior編集

The article アーティゾン美術館don't have any photos inside the gallery. Hope someone can upload the photos of the museum. The picture angle and reference can see here--Wpcpey会話) 2020年10月24日 (土) 11:19 (UTC)

The article has been updated. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)
No, the article is not updated. Please do not put {{Section resolved}} unless the query is really resolved. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)

A/B test for the Reply tool編集

Hello. あなたの言語への翻訳をお助けください.

You can turn on the Reply tool at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-betafeatures.

The mw:Editing team would like to run an w:en:A/B test. In the test, they will turn on the Reply tool for half of Japanese Wikipedia editors. They will not change preferences for the other editors. (You will still be able to turn it on or off yourself in Special:Preferences.)

The test will run for several weeks. The results will be posted at mw:Talk pages project/replying#Metrics afterwards. The test results will help Wikipedia editors and the Editing team decide whether the tool should be turned on for everyone.

The difficult part: I'm not quite certain when they will be ready to start the test. It might start around 14 December, or it might start January. (It will not start in late December.) I apologize for the uncertainty. I will let you know the date when I have more information.

The Japanese Wikipedia is one of the largest Wikipedias, and I want this Wikipedia to participate, so everyone will know how the tool works here (and not just for Wikipedias in general). Japanese is a unique language with important linguistic features, and feedback from Japanese editors has already helped improve the Reply tool (example). It is also important for us to include Asian languages. However, it is not mandatory. If you do not want to participate in this test, please tell me as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2020年12月7日 (月) 06:07 (UTC)

Announced at Wikipedia:井戸端/subj/返信ツールのA/Bテスト.--ネイ会話) 2020年12月7日 (月) 08:39 (UTC)
@Whatamidoing (WMF): The time is getting close. Do we know whether the test will start around 14 December?--ネイ会話) 2020年12月12日 (土) 17:29 (UTC)
ネイ, I do not have the final date. However, it is very unlikely to be tomorrow.--Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2020年12月15日 (火) 01:17 (UTC)
Update:  The test will start in January 2021 instead.  Thank you for your understanding, --Whatamidoing (WMF)会話) 2020年12月18日 (金) 17:50 (UTC)

Spk-digital is offline編集

The portal Spk-digital is offline. The Template:Spk-digital is only used by 7 articles and can be deleted. I've removed the dead links but a user undid my edits [1] and changed the link from to[2] This is a different website that produces different results. On Template‐ノート:Spk-digital I've got no answer. Can someone please make a request for speedy deletion? Thanks --Kolja21会話) 2021年2月7日 (日) 14:08 (UTC)

The relevant policy for the Japanese version of Wikipedia is as shown on this page. Thank you for your comment. -- 2021年4月8日 (木) 15:22 (UTC)
Reopening as the answer above does not address the question. ネイ会話) 2021年4月9日 (金) 11:21 (UTC)

Restoring InternetArchiveBot編集

I am working with the Internet Archive as a contractor on managing User:InternetArchiveBot's deployments across the different Wikimedia projects and language editions. InternetArchiveBot fixes dead links on Wikipedia articles and adds links for offline resources, namely books.

My understanding is that InternetArchiveBot is currently blocked here for a few reasons, including (1) high rate of live links being mistakenly treated as dead (2) editing above the rate limit and (3) users invoking the bot directly causing the bot to go above the rate limit. I am working on fixing all of these problems so that the bot can resume operation on Japanese Wikipedia. We are deploying a link checking server in Tokyo that will be able to check the alive/dead status of websites not accessible outside of Japan. We have also made improvement that will better ensure compliance with rate limits.

Your help is requested. So that I can test the performance of the new Tokyo link checker, I would like a list of URLs, working and not-working, for websites based in Japan. I am especially interested in ones that you know do not work outside of Japan. This will help us assess the bot's performance.

Thank you very much for your assistance. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Harej会話) 2021年2月17日 (水) 01:52 (UTC)

Someone abusing dynamic IPs and open proxies/VPNs編集

  この節の議論は終了しており、過去ログ化してかまわないと思います。そうでないとお思いの方は、ご自由にこのテンプレートを消して発言をつづけてください。--2605:6440:3003:1:0:0:1:31E 2021年6月13日 (日) 09:56 (UTC)


I'd like to let you know that someone is abusing Softbank's dynamic IPs and open proxies/VPNs to make bad/questionable edits or give the impression that there are several different people in a discussion ([3][4]) or in an edit war ([5]).

I first stumble upon this person on frwiki where he added the equivalent of {{更新}} on different linguistic versions of a Wikipedia article without explaining why ([6][7][8]), I found out that he was particularly active on jawiki where he added {{出典の明記}} and {{更新}} on every article he stumbled into, I didn't go any further, leaving it to the jawiki community.

One month later I find the same person on Commons, with a Softbank IP, making bogus speedy requests (see list), I go take a look at his contributions on jawiki, and here I see the same pattern, adding {{出典の明記}} and {{更新}} everywhere (including well-sourced articles), but also some bad/questionable edits:

  • Moves by copy-pasting (コピペ移動): [9][10][11][12] (the last two seems to be linked to [13])
  • Changing the target of redirects to the wrong page: [14]
  • Blanking templates and redirecting them to another template that work differently (and break articles): [15][16]
  • Removing furigana/yomigana: [17][18][19]
  • Replacing Japanese quotes for artworks by italics: [20]
  • Removing quotes from a citation: [21]
  • Blanking articles of youtubers he doesn't like (and then goes on Commons asking deletion of the pictures with a fake reason): [22][23][24][25]
  • Puts the wrong English translation or removes it completely: [26][27]
  • Adds ruby on English translations: [28]
  • Removes jawiki article from Wikidata and empty the item: [29][30][31]
  • Pure vandalism: [32][33] (same IP range: 2a0c:3ac0::/48)
  • etc.

Those are the examples I could gather, I made a list of his IPs here if you want to take a look.

I don't know if he's a known LTA or a new one, but something needs to be done.

Kind regards, --Thibaut会話) 2021年4月1日 (木) 19:10 (UTC)

I blocked the open proxies or VPNs locally, if they are not globally blocked already.--ネイ会話) 2021年4月2日 (金) 06:53 (UTC)

Cross wiki spam abuses by sockpuppets編集

Hello. I'd like to let you know that several pages on ja.wikipedia are the target of sockpuppets bannished on fr.wikipedia for spam and insertion of false materials (texts and legend of images). The sockpuppets are listed on meta.

Kind regards. --Pa2chant.bis会話) 2021年4月20日 (火) 05:55 (UTC)