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Welcome to the Technical Assistance reading room. Get assistance on questions related to MediaWiki markup, CSS, JavaScript, and such as they relate to Wikibooks. This is not a general-purpose technical support room.

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Creating a new subjectEdit

I just noticed that there was no shelf for the Arabic language, but there was already a few books trying to use it, so I decided to add it. (There was also Levantine Arabic, which doesn't use it, but would fit) I made this subject, and just wanted to confirm that it worked OK, because when I tried to add Levantine Arabic to it, I got an error. Thanks! --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 21:39, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Forgot to add a Shelf for the subject page. I fixed it. If someone could just confirm I did it right, that would be cool. Thanks! --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 21:45, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Using Template:Graph:ChartEdit

Is it possible to use w:Template:Graph:Chart on Wikibooks? --Mbrickn (discusscontribs) 02:47, 6 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Multiple image on Spanish wikibookEdit

I am having issues when I am trying to copy the template for a multiple image in English into a Wikibook in Spanish (I am actually translating the page and I would like that it appears in the same format in both languages). Being more specific, I would like my images correspoding to 'Sistemas de retroalimentación' and 'sistemas de compensación' in the Wikibook Introducción a los sistemas de control to appear as they do in the English version 'feedback sistemas' and feedforward systems' Introduction to control systems.

Thanks! --CarrotsMitHummus

Problem adding citation template on la.wikibooksEdit

I have been adding the citation template to la.wikibooks, which required:


I have simply copy pasted these across from en.Wikipedia, but have hit the following error seen on this page:

Lua error in Module:Citation/CS1/Identifiers at line 1594: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil).

Can anyone help me find what I have done wrong, or where else to go to get help? --JimKillock (discusscontribs) 09:31, 28 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Re-direction of edit notificationsEdit

Hello. I created two wiki-books, catalogues actually, which require a lot of updating. Because of age I have passed responsibility for one of these catalogues to a colleague.

Wikibooks sends me email notifications whenever someone makes an edit to these catalogues. How do I have these notifications (for the one catalogue) re-directed to my replacement? Thank you.

Rick Stambaugh -- 17:05, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[]

I think they would need to watch all of the relevant pages, and check their user email preferences in Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo ? Maybe someone has a better way to help tho, for instance a bot that can let all the pages under a particular page be placed on a watchlist en masse? --JimKillock (discusscontribs) 19:22, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Thank you Jim. En masse would be better since there are thousands of pages. Rick Rickstambaugh (discusscontribs) 20:12, 29 August 2021 (UTC)[]