User talk:Az1568

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help if needed[edit]

Hey, I just learned about the work of the Translation subcommittee at Wikimania. I know quite a few languages, translate also actively Ubuntu distros on Launchpad so I think I could be of use. If you need any help or have tasks please just let me know! --Dimi z (talk) 15:59, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering to work on translations! Our regular requests for translators are listed on Translation requests. Linked from that page are specific requests, such as translations for the Wikimedia Foundation's official website ( If you are interested in article translation, we recommend our international collaboration page as a great place to begin: "Translation of the Week".
Thanks again for your interest --Az1568 (talk) 21:30, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Apology for removal of admin rights[edit]

Dear Alex,

I'm sorry for the abrupt removal of admin rights on the Foundation wiki, which wasn't announced in advance. We've been talking internally for a while about making the governance structure of this wiki more clear, i.e., decisions regarding content and practices in this wiki are ultimately up to WMF staff. There may be projects during which it makes sense to assign temporary adminship to volunteers, as well, but we wanted to start with a clear separation of roles and responsibilities.

I apologize, though, for the hasty implementation of this decision! I didn't intend to express any disrespect or distrust. On the contrary, I'm very grateful for all the work you and other volunteers have done on the Wikimedia Foundation wiki over the years, and I hope you won't be too discouraged by this experience. I'll be posting an update about the next steps for on the wikimedia-l mailing list soon.

Please do reach out to me if there's anything else I can do. Gyoung (talk) 04:56, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Викимедија ЛГБТ[edit]

Hi. Can you please explain why this should be deleted? PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:35, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure thing. As you can see here, the original page was a broken redirect. So it was tagged as such for deletion as part of a batch of broken redirects that I was clearing out. I see that you edited the redirect and linked it to the translation which is great, so there's no need to delete it now. However, "what links here" shows that nothing else on Meta links to that page currently. So at the time I didn't feel it was absolutely necessary to keep it, as the majority of users would typically find that page via the header on the LGBT portal. --Az1568 (talk) 01:13, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
True, but I'd rather leave a redirect as it is harmless (and could potentially help someone). Thanks for the explanation. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:01, 17 December 2013 (UTC)


Is this channel active? Can it be redirected to #wikimedia-affcom? --Nemo 10:45, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

I believe It's been dead for quite a while. But I'll see if I can place a forward in later today. --Az1568 (talk) 15:22, 21 December 2013 (UTC)