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Simple version of a text[edit]

I think you made a very good point here, regarding how texts to be translated are written. I have posted a proposal on Talk:Communications subcommittees/Trans, on a system I think could be worth trying. Ideally I think such a simple version of a text should be prepared by a native speaker of English, but maybe you and me could prepare a sample of a simple English version of, for instance, a part of one of the testimonials, just to demonstrate the concept? // habj 13:00, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

translation[edit]

你好, thanks for the translation, 祝福, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:40, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

May I ask[edit]

Is there a reason you do not consider admin here? I have wondered almost since I arrived, regards --Herby talk thyme 18:13, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

No, there is none. In general the maintenance on Meta is efficient enough, that at no instant have I felt an urgent need to nominate myself. (Of course that is from my understanding of Meta.) In the future there may be needs for more admins who can read Chinese. We shall see. Thanks. Hillgentleman 22:52, 15 November 2007 (UTC)
Agreed and there is no shortage of admins, however the combination of your work (greater than most) and language skills (the same) might have made it worthwhile. For what it is worth I would certainly support, regards --Herby talk thyme 07:59, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
I would like to second that. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 08:10, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
I have been holding just the same question with Herby ... your activity here on meta is oriented to this direction, and you will be a good asset to the team ... :) --Aphaia 09:42, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
Glad to see the request. In passing I did think that such a request would do no harm to your "other" request which I hope will be equally successful! Regards --Herby talk thyme 18:45, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
I think you'd make a fine admin here. ++Lar: t/c 00:09, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

2. watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests_for_deletion, but also Talk:Spam_blacklist and Talk:Interwiki_map),

Stewards/elections_2007/statements/CandidateTemplate[edit]

Check out Stewards/elections 2007... I'm not sure what is going on but Fabexplosive's statement seems off. See Talk:Stewards/elections_2007#Something_a_bit_off_in_the_candidate_template.3F ... Congrats on your adminship by the way. ++Lar: t/c 15:43, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

It appears to me that the problem has been solved. Thanks. Hillgentleman 16:32, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Indeed. Hopefully anyway. :) ++Lar: t/c 21:56, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

謝謝[edit]

謝謝你的翻訳。表示概完全 :) Best wishes for success! WikiThanks.png--Aphaia 00:52, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Template:Last_edit[edit]

(from the template {{Last edit}} talk page):

Does not work[edit]

  • In the page Help:Substitution the template does not work well (it shows the theorical hidden parts). One can see an identical example result in the template talk page.
  • Can you help with the template {{now2}}?. It´s similar to last edit, but only including date and time. And without updating everytime, only when the template is included in the page (i.e. in the Reference section of a Wikipedia article to include when the link was retrieved)--Mac 14:30, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Invitations to the Milipedia[edit]

Hey you can also get friends to visit me at the Milipedia. To get there find go to my talkpage then click my userpage and finally click the link that leads to http://wiki.uschallengecoins.com/User_talk:Novabolt or click the link that I put on your talkpage. You can help me expand that Wiki which is rarely edited for a long time.(76.247.222.101 06:13, 1 December 2007 (UTC))

tr:Kullanıcı:R. Hillgentleman[edit]

Bot status is granted to tr:Kullanıcı:R. Hillgentleman in Turkish Wikipedia. Keep up the good work. --Mskyrider 19:20, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! Hillgentleman 00:37, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

from there Template:sb :)[edit]

>Hillgentleman(+319) a useful one; nicked from Spacebirdy; don't know where he has it.

:)

Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:04, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you Hillgentleman[edit]

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Workman's Barnstar
This workman's barnstar is award to User:Hillgentleman thanks Hillgentleman for all of your hard work on meta.wikimedia. Odessaukrain 19:34, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
:) Hillgentleman 22:49, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

RE: pywikipedia[edit]

Thanks for your info. Maybe we should instead change it into "wiki" - it applys to all that uses MediaWiki (thus a wiki) but including those which are not Wikimedia Projects. Btw does it work for those wikis that are outside Wikimedia and Wikia, that they are not sharing the same server with Wikimedia and Wikia, and we have to use external links instead of InterWiki links to link to the page? --King Edmund of the Woods 04:43, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

do you have windows live messenger or skype.我想使用通時通信軟件會比較好一些。--Flamelai 15:29, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

You can't do that?--Flamelai 00:33, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

You got mail[edit]

Please check your e-mail to reply.--Flamelai 02:42, 23 December 2007 (UTC)

My steward election[edit]

Thank you for supporting my steward election having passed with 72-1-4-99%.Jusjih 01:55, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Volapük again[edit]

Hi Hillgentleman, there is now a new proposal against the Volapük Wikipedia, as you maybe already know. If you would like to support us, have a look at it: m:Proposals for closing projects/Radical cleanup of Volapük Wikipedia. Thanks! --Smeira 01:42, 28 december 2007.

User:Hillgentleman/ Proposals for closing projects/Radical cleanup of the chess world[edit]

Hi Hillgentleman, please note, that I personally do not agree, that You add my signature and statement on a page, where I have never put it myself and on a page that has another context then where I put it originally.

Thanks for Your understanding, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:51, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

I know. I am removing the signatures and I will delete the history. If you know the regex for [[User:XXX|XXX]], it would be very helpful. Hillgentleman 19:58, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
But You keep my statement and making fun out of it, I personally don't find this very funny nor respectful, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:00, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Hi. This is not for fun. I am studying the effects of translating the argument into another context and see how much still applies. Your comment is simply an annonymous independent free comment. Since you licensed your contributions under GFDL, you have agreed to any modification - of course we can give the proper attributions if we are to be fully GFDL-compliant. As I view a comment is good in its own right and is independent of the author, I do not understand how it is not respectful, but of course I shall remove your comments, or you are free to do it yourself. Thanks. 20:09, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Right now it is a copyright violation. But this is not what disturbs me, it is bringing the contributors of the original into derision, that is what I call disrespectful. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:14, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
I shall provide five original contributors and point to the page history. I can even duplicate the entire page history on the talk page. There is absolutely no problem. On the other hand, I have in no way derided anybody. As I said, every comment has a life on its own. Once spoken, your comment is no longer your property. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it.Hillgentleman 20:28, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Either You did not read what I said or did not understand it, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:28, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Interesting. Which have I not read? Look:
  • t You add my signature and statement on a page,<-- your signature is not there and I never intended to let it stay there. "Your statement" is no longer your personal property once you have submitted.
  • "Right now it is a copyright violation" <-- only for a short time and that is technical
  • " it is bringing the contributors of the original into derision," <-- how? you never explained. Since when is parody "deriding"?
  • ":Either You did not read what I said or did not understand it," <-- Of course I read what you said. But as I can see, you are not appreciating the sentence If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it. Truly I hope you can explain to me more clearly, and perhaps you can point to a particular comment of yours which you find unsuitable to contain in this page. I told you that you are free to remove the stuff that you do not like.
  • Thus, as I can see, It was you who did not read my what I wrote. Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Hillgentleman 21:26, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
  • "But this is not what disturbs me, it is bringing the contributors of the original into derision, that is what I call disrespectful." - That is my opinion, if You don't see how I can't help You. I personally don't see a parody there but a derision. I have nothing further to add. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:38, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
    Spacebirdy, I know that is your opinion and I have already replied. Twice. It is of course a parody. How can it be anything else? Would I then be deriding myself? And how and where in particular do you find deriding? You are free to edit it yourself. Please note also that it is still under heavy construction. And by the way, as you may know, I don't give a damn on who said what. I consider the arguments, not the speakers.
    And, come on Spacebirdy, we have stuff which are directly confrontational and much more controversial, such as "Friends of Gays should not be allowed to edit wikipedia" and "Don't be a dick". Do you call them derisive? Hillgentleman 21:47, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
    I very much would like to understand your point of view, but you cannot expect me to divine your thoughts. So please do enlighten me and be more specific. Hillgentleman 21:56, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, maybe I am humourless, You call it a parody, I call it a derision, I just wanted to let You know, nothing else. Note, that I did vote for deletion on that gay thing, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:57, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I know that you are letting me know and thank you for that; but I want to see how in particular you find it derisive. PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME! (x4) Don't simply say "it is derisive" but say how it is. Hillgentleman 22:01, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Script update[edit]

Hello Hillgentleman. I updated my script in your JavaScript file to fix a problem with new restrictions in MediaWiki. Unfortunately, another MediaWiki change has temporarily broken refreshing; if you want to use it after it breaks, you'll need to try one of these options:

  • Wait a few days or weeks; the server and browser caches will eventually time out.
  • Repeatedly hard-refresh your browser while viewing an edit page on Meta.
  • In your preferences under the "Misc" section, add a check mark next to "disable page caching". Next, view the raw JavaScript code, and hard-refresh your browser. You might want to re-enable page caching after that to avoid slow page loading times.

If you're curious, developers recently restricted the use of the URL parameter "&action=raw" to the primary script access point— this means that it can no longer be used with simplified URLs. —{admin} Pathoschild 05:02:35, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

botwiki:python:revertAll.py[edit]

Is this ready for showtime? If so, please have it added to pywikipediabot. Thanks.  – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 19:24, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello. Currently it works mostly but here are two things that can be fixed:
1. Change to a better "page-move" detection criterion (by noting that the text has not been changed between two versions) - however, this would be a relatively minor problem, easily fixed by hand
1.5 Reverting a mult-page move "in one go" is preferred to doing it step-by-step, as of now. But that is only aesthetics.
2. Convert it to the pywikipedia standard, for example: Implement the function handleArg, so that you don't need to change the code every time you use it on another wiki. Perhaps somebody with more experience can do it easily.
Thanks. Hillgentleman 02:41, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
For detection of page-move, there is a log entry; perhaps best to use those revert links if at all possible. As well, if you feel like doing this (please?) you could make this revert more than just pagemoves. Revert all edits using rollback if possible (delete if sole editor); revert all uploads (delete if original uploader); revert all pagemoves, deleting redirects as you go. You might grab a copy of VoA's admin script for methods of doing this. I can't program in python, but I can perhaps offer help with the logic if you need it. Regards.  – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:29, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
1. Currently the script detects page-moves by matching the string " moved to " or its equivalents in the edit summary; however, this allows a loophole if a spambot fakes 100s of edit summaries. The physically unmistakable criterion is an edit without text change (we assume that the user has no sysop or other rights). 2. We don't need to use the admin roll back because all it does is equivalent: it picks out the last edit in the history that is not done by the named user (identified as "vandalName"). And yes, revert, move, delete are all in the plan, and the script works to some extend but may need further testings in particular in the "deleting the crap" section. See the talk page botwiki:python talk:revertAll.py for more details. Hillgentleman 03:41, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
I'll take a look through the code as well, but I notice you asked on the talk page for a reliable way to detect pagemove. I don't know where you came up with the current method, but the best way is to detect pagemove through the log. That's what it's there for. This will also reduce bandwidth requirements; instead of loading a diff for each instance of "moved to", you can work off the move log page(s). This also avoids localization problems, allowing multiwiki work to be done faster, as setup for each wiki is limited to having the account in user-config. I'll leave any further comments on the talk page.  – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:56, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Then we should write a little script on that. Pywikipedia hasn't got a "User" class, so I had to write the script for getting a user's contributions: botwiki:python:userContributions.py. I don't remember pywikipedia having a method which loads user-logs. Perhaps we should suggest it in the rewrite (botwiki:rewrite). Hillgentleman 04:20, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
At the moment, In my opinion, multiple page-move on the same page is more expensive to the vandal than to the custodian, and this kind of sophisticated vandal should be rare and the burden on the bandwidth is not really great. Of course, it is always better to write the script in the right way if we could. Hillgentleman 04:26, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

you got mail[edit]

Please check your e-mail.--Flamelai 13:48, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Blacklist[edit]

On the grounds that I personally value positive feedback - thanks! Your assistance is appreciated and everything looks fine. You found out much quicker than I did how to correctly link the request on the log page :) Regards --Herby talk thyme 08:07, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Hillgentleman, please back your edit. We agreed based on Cu result anyone can remove it, and it actually conveys defamational things imo. --Aphaia 03:02, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Checkuser stated that these users were sockpuppets, and I removed their comments, as apparently some of their comments contained rather defamatory statements. We'll ask Pathoschild and TangoTango to check them over this weekend. Fair enough? --80.126.238.189 03:12, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
As I said, 1. some of the comments were valid arguments; You were removing them indiscriminately - as far as I can see. 2. It is a discussion not a vote, and what matters is what is said and not who has said what, so it makes no sense to base your deletion on sockputtery, and so checkuser is irrelevant here. Please only remove statements that are irrelevant to the discussion (such as defamotary comments). Hillgentleman 09:04, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I just removed all comments that could possibly be defamatory, admittedly a tad ham-handedly. I still need to learn japanese. :-/ That way at least the bad stuff was gone, and good stuff could be restored later by someone with better language skills than mine (probably TangoTango, as he was going to look this weekend anyway?) . Other than that I don't think we actually disagree that much. :-) --80.126.238.189 13:09, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
I see. I can only read the English comments and the Chinese characters; I reverted the edits because, for example, I saw that one of the comments removed was in English, and which was simply asking for clarification of the goal and purpose of wikiversity. Thanks. Hillgentleman 08:06, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Template:生命棋[edit]

Hello Hillgentleman. Could you explain the relevance of Template:生命棋 (Conway's game of life) to Meta? It seems to be unused; if it's no longer useful, I'll delete it. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 17:40:51, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

As usual, Alt-J will never show you anything in this kind of templates.
It is a demonstration of the recursive conversion technique, which had been developped after some requests in this direction in the chinese wikipedia. (Specifically, they requested maintenance templates which disappear by themselves after the period expires, and also other similar funcionalities. The Chinese wikipedia is much less bot-intensive than the English wikipedia.) It is still working, even with the new preprocessor: See my userpage [3] Hillgentleman 23:35, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
In addition, it is useful for wikiversity for dynamic demonstrations. Hillgentleman 23:43, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

User language box translation[edit]

Hello Hillgentleman. Thank you very much for translating {{user language}}. The template has recently been changed to add two new levels, 0 and 4 (see detailed descriptions). Please update Template:User language/yue and Template:User language/zh:

  • 0: this user cannot read or write 粵語.
  • 4: this user can contribute at a near-native level in 粵語.

{admin} Pathoschild 00:37:23, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. —{admin} Pathoschild 21:20:02, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Help[edit]

I saw that you authored several recursion templates so I wondered if you could help me as I am not making much progress. I would like to have a template that creates part of a table with an incrementing number in each row. I would like to be able to create this with a template something like {{rownumber|40|1}} where 40 is the last number and 1 is the optional first number. The outcome would be something like this:

|-
| 1
|-
| 2
|-
| 3
|-
| 4
|-
| 5
|-
| 6
etc.

I am trying to create a sortable table and need this output to maintain a static numerical column. Many thanks. Barfbagger 20:49, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

  • The basic template for this kind of tasks is Template:Countdown. It creates "something like that" (see the next point below) in one save with the old preprocessor. But it does not work like that with the new preprocessor since (as I understand it) the new preprocessor does not "double parse".
  • There is also a problem that the pipe "|" is a control character. We have two solutions to this problem: either use a static {{!}} as a replacement, or use Template:PipeN to "dress up" the pipe until a suitable stage in the recursions arrives - see recursive conversion#Parser functions, and template talk:countdown for some old demonstrations. Hillgentleman 04:19, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much for your advice. Barfbagger 10:15, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/update needed/zh-hant[edit]

Thanks for your help! Are you able to do zh-hans too? Cbrown1023 talk 01:42, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I cannot type zh-hans but I can translate it with google. Hillgentleman 01:43, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Useful page, I will add what I can when I can - regards --Herby talk thyme 12:36, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

I assume you're talking about Spam blacklist/help? If so I wanted to let you know I think it's useful as well. Not only for users on meta, but also for users/administrators on other projects who don't really know how the global list works. Thanks! --Erwin(85) 18:13, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Transclusion[edit]

Worked at first & made it much better but has stopped now? Me or a bug or... Thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:36, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

THe list was updated. I have called Nixeagle. Hillgentleman 13:44, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Ok - thanks for the work - it made it much easier to try and deal with the backlog --Herby talk thyme 13:46, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
You may still use the historical page if you like.Hillgentleman 13:48, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

lol[edit]

http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_board_manual&diff=959080&oldid=959001

Should I conclude that there is a message here ? :-) Anthere 23:40, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Yea, let's keep it short and sweet. The board is made of trustees, entrusted of the foundation and the project by us. What is a board member? Hillgentleman 13:08, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

BL backlog[edit]

If you have the time can you take a look at this - thanks --Herby talk thyme 07:10, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Sure. Hillgentleman 13:08, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Duplication[edit]

What does that mean as far as the bot? is the issue "closed"? Should I treat this as anything special, or just close the issue? —— nixeagle 03:31, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it is practically closed. I am thinking in the line of bugzilla. Hillgentleman 04:03, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Love your change :D. I may undo it when I get the bot to use those templates for each CW entry. —— nixeagle 04:43, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Heads up, I did undo your change. See the result now. This should allow for folks to tell at a glance how many there are and what the links are. Then they can press show to show one at a time. —— nixeagle 04:55, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

top ten wikipedias[edit]

Hi there. Since you comented on the discussion before, I would like to hear your opinion on this suggestion. Cheers, --Waldir 23:19, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

關於候選人介紹[edit]

A~~, 候選人介紹嗰度,你認為有無需要幫佢哋改中文名?如果要改中文名應該點跟好?另外得閒嘅話都幫手譯吓或者對吓有無譯錯都好,因為我唔係好有信心,唔該晒 :) - Hardys 09:06, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

我諗,如果係俄文阿喇伯文,或者使﹣﹣畀大家睇得明。近排少時間:(。唔該。Hillgentleman 03:34, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
唔緊要啦,寫 wiki 無得強逼,不過有時間都幫手對吓有無譯錯都好。A~~,有樣嘢想問吓你意見:You can help Wikimedia change the world,譯做「維基媒體改變世界,你幫到手!」咁好唔好?- Hardys 03:19, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

又有嘢問你,你知唔知呢頁(Voting interface(on translatewiki))點攪?佢話 update needed ,但我唔識睇 - Hardys 08:16, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Donate/yue‎[edit]

Donate/yue‎我已經譯晒,Cbrown1023 talk 唔識睇粵語,所以想你 check 吓有無嘢漏,另外 USD 使唔使改做 HKD ? 如果無問題你覆返 Cbrown1023 talk ,咁就收得工 - Hardys 01:04, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

1. Thanks, sure. 2. Of course not. Hillgentleman 01:10, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

See my reply. Cbrown1023 talk 20:43, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't believe we operate based on votes[edit]

[4] - I'd like to make my stance clear, to avoid any confusion on my thiking. RfD is not a vote. The minute it becomes one is the minute we are resigned to the dominance of popularity and of non-expansive and non-communicative "discussion". When i noted the percentage of those who supported deletion in constrast with those who did not, i was merely noting the disagreement that was evident in obvious terms - a figure. I then went on to state that there was clearly disagreement as to whether the page in question should be deleetd, and so there was no consensus evident. The former and latter statement were not necessarily related, but rather were a contrast to one another, the first stating a figure on the way of the discussion, and the latter expressing the lack of clarity of consensus, which was evident even without the delete and keep boldface votes. Cheers, and good editing to you. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 09:46, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough. I did that just in case somebody use "no consensus" as an excuse to submit another RFD in the near future, when it was quite clear that the proposal was losing support very quickly, and that the list of "supports" in the beginning were much weakened in light of latter ideas.Hillgentleman 14:44, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Ok then, that makes sense. I therefore thank you for expanding on my closing rationale. Cheers, ----Anonymous DissidentTalk 05:58, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

Could you help me?[edit]

Hi! I'm a user at pt.wikibooks, and today I was trying to do a "template:A" that can be included in a "page_B" in such a way that when I include "page_B" in the "page_C", the content of "template:A" will not be show in "page_C". I wasn't successful, because I used in the template:

<include only><no include>test</no include></include only> (without the spaces)

Is there a way of doing that? Thanks!

I am sorry for my English =(

Helder 00:53, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

There are several ways to do it - depending on what you want to do. One way is to use the {{#ifeq:{{PAGENAME}}|page_B|stuff|}} idea on page_A. See the latest section in help talk:template. If you can provide some links to the specific pages, that would be easier. Hillgentleman 09:13, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much! After you gave me that suggestion, I saw that all the "pages_C" finishes with "/Imprimir" (they are "print versions"). Then was easy to solve the problem... Helder 00:31, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Meta:Meta-Steward relationship[edit]

This is about the relationship between meta and the stewards, not about stewards and other projects (that is in steward handbook and steward policy), so I have reverted your changes. For example, the bit about stewards closing RFXs refers to things on meta - so if someone has an RFA and a locally-elected 'crat doesn't close it, then a steward may do so as described. That has nothing to do with stewards closing requests elsewhere (in which case, you are correct, of course - but that is not what this page is about). Please feel free to make changes which are in the same vein as what has gone before.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:02, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Hillgentleman 03:46, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Beta wikiversity[edit]

Hello Hillgentleman I think that the proposal for closure of Beta wikiversity should be closed as the opposing opinions are much more than the supporting. Could you close it?--ZaDiak 17:12, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I agree, for no new idea is coming. Usually a proposal should be closed by a neutral party. But we can propose that the proposal be closed and the result announced. Hillgentleman 18:22, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
Okay, so I think we should propose to close the proposal and announce the result.--ZaDiak 12:39, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Poles are evil[edit]

The title was a play on Polls are evil, not "How to deal with moles". Also, find a Pole who thinks it's anything other than funny and you've got a point, but all of the Poles I've talked to think it's hillarious. *shrug* Kylu 01:39, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

You spelt hilarious wrong. :) Per your move summary, I am a Pole, so I moved it back. :) ++Lar: t/c 02:10, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I knew it from your name. (Or at least I thought I did.)--Hillgentleman 02:12, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
You are correct sir. Well half right anyway, because I'm half Polish (the other half is rough around the edges) Thanks for being a gentleman about this and not starting a revert war. That would have went down hill fast. ++Lar: t/c 02:20, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Minipedia[edit]

Thank you for the corrections. Would you be interested in voting, or maybe even writing an article? Aliter 19:59, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

No problems. Hillgentleman 08:27, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Bot name[edit]

Your bot, does not have "bot" in the name per Wikipedia:BOT#Bot_accounts. Please post to my talk page with the name you'd like it to have (suggest just add "Bot" to the end). If you have any questions, please ask me or User:MBisanz. RlevseTalk 21:38, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Your bot on enwiki that is. 68.10.195.137 21:43, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

regex.js[edit]

Hello Hillgentleman. I noticed that one of my scripts is in User:Hillgentleman/regex.js, but you don't seem to be using regex.js anywhere. Do you no longer use it, or shall I should add it to my update list? —Pathoschild 04:08:22, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure. Thanks. --Hillgentleman 11:52, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Proofreading[edit]

Would you mind proofreading Fundraising 2008/core messages/yue? Thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 15:36, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your kind notice. Please give me a few days. Hillgentleman 16:01, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Sure! Thanks Hillgentleman. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:04, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I have overwritten your edit. Please let me fix it first.--WikiCantona 16:44, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Would you say that it's ready, Hillgentleman? Cbrown1023 talk 16:11, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
I think it is ok. Thanks. Hillgentleman 03:18, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
谢谢! ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 03:26, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
Would you mind translating one string on Fundraising 2008/core messages/missing/yue? It's #11. Cbrown1023 talk 03:12, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Confirmation of user rights[edit]

Hi,

Just letting you know that your user rights are up for confirmation this quarter; the discussion is currently taking place at Meta:Administrators/confirm.

Cheers,
Daniel (talk) 00:13, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

re: Steward[edit]

我就用中文回答了:

  1. 多謝閣下指正,excuse已修改為recuse;
  2. 我曾參與過zh.wikinews與zh.wiktionary的反破壞工作,我的帳戶n:zh:User:PhiLiPwikt:zh:User:PhiLiP均曾因反跨維基破壞而被授予臨時管理員權限;
  3. 我並未在維基媒體計畫中擔任過行政員,但因調試LanguageConverter的關係,我在自己的機器上裝有MediaWiki系統,也曾試用過行政員相關的工具。

以上,感謝您的提問。—PhiLiP 09:06, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

re:Double Standard? (Thogo and Shizhao)[edit]

Hello, I have answered You here, please be so kind and read the whole text before making such announcments, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 03:58, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I have replied You there. Please read exactly what I have said before making such judgement. Hillgentleman 04:02, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Conversation went there (permalink). --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:43, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

关于我翻译WMF财务报告[edit]

喂, 如果我的翻译是由标准决定,我传送这信息检查与您。

并且,你从哪来? 我是从香港,但是我在澳洲现在住。

Loy Wong 10:37, 10 February 2009 (UTC)


不,我不是與机器翻译,我是一個當地中國人。 您為什麼認為那?您為什麼破壞了我的翻譯? 我是在廣東,您是dum。

Loy Wong 07:48, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I have explained everything on your page. Let me do that again in English. I did not "destroy your translation"; I simply reverted your edit because it was not done right, and it was not in the right place. Your edit really looked like machine translation: you can ask any wikimedian on that. It consisted of translating phrases in the English text into phrases in Mandarin Chinese. And that doesn't work. I understand that you are living in Australia and perhaps you haven't been using Chinese an awful lot and therefore you need more practice. And on top of all that, you should have done it on a mandarin chinese page Translation_requests/WMF/Finance_report/zh and not on the Cantonese page. Thank you very much. Your work is appreciated. Hillgentleman 09:34, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

抱歉,我不可能讀英语,因此我不可能瞭解所有您的消息。 并且,我不使用一個機器,我使用真正的生活。我講廣東四十年,并且我不需要實踐,我每天講它在我的家和在我的工作。I speak the Cantonese.

Loy Wong 07:50, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your editorial grace[edit]

Your version is much better. Thanks for that. I've been accused of "too rococo" writing style. I could learn a thing or two from you! -- Thekohser 13:54, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Ok![edit]

Hi Hill Just to say you thanks about the links !

"Election = poll + appointment"[edit]

That's the verbal form. "Election" is also a noun, and I believe it is more fitting than "poll". I won't revert you again, but I thought I should clarify. Best, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 13:52, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

I think Hillgentleman's point is that the vote is not binding (because the Board is the one who actually makes the decision), so "election" really isn't as fitting as "poll". However, "poll" does sound better. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:38, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, you might have a point. But only if the Board has ever before veered outside of the 80% threshold in its Steward elections in the past. Has it? —Anonymous DissidentTalk 23:20, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
Not that I know of, I think it's like Arbitration Elections on the English Wikipedia... Jimmy technically has the final say, but he hasn't gone against the community's wishes. Cbrown1023 talk 23:43, 19 February 2009 (UTC)
The election process is not over until the result is finalised and we actually know for sure who are going to get their jobs. I was just describing the reality.Hillgentleman 07:58, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


{{wikify}}[edit]

Hey there. I agree this template is needed and will be useful, but could you please add a description to the template explaining the term "wikify"? I know what it means, but without some information about the template's usage on the page itself, it might not be as useful. Best, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 09:17, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

African Welcoming Words[edit]

Thanks for your help. Deo Volente, Hillgentleman. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 03:59, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

am glad to help. Hillgentleman 04:23, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Reports from the Executive Director/2008-0607[edit]

Hi, I hope you don't mind that I moved this to Reports from the Executive Director/2008-06 & 07. The old title made it kind of more difficult to read and decipher, and this form is just as accurate. Best, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 09:09, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

CentralNotice changes[edit]

If you make any changes to the CentralNotice translations, they need to be mirrored on Wikimania 2009/CentralNotice or they will be overwritten at the next update. Cbrown1023 talk

Demo pages[edit]

Hello, since you have created quite a few of the demo pages we use on Meta, would you be able to help me aggregate them here? Thanks, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:41, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

including perhaps pages such as The abuse filter will block this... -- sj | help translate |+

I did'nt get it.[edit]

Thanks a lot but I didn't get your answer at all at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Forum. Would you please explain it? what is some code?! --Hanberke 06:52, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Licensing update/License comparison/yue[edit]

你可不可以幫幫手,完成翻譯這一頁? OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:02, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

R. Hillgentleman@wuu.wikipedia[edit]

Hello,

I revoked the flag status for R. Hillgentleman on wuu.wikipedia because it is inactive since 2 years. If you need the flag again, please reapply at wuu:Wikipedia:机器人.

Regards

--Hercule 12:02, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Boards[edit]

Hello Hillgentleman,

I have undone your edits to Public speakers. Perhaps you are not aware of this, but foundations do have boards. A trustee is something else. Not all foundations are or have trusts, and not all board members will be trustees. Best regards, Guido den Broeder 10:12, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

in wikimedia foundation the board is made of trustees. however i have caught a trustee (i think it was either mike godwin or some other chair) calling themselves "the board of directors" and my comment "not wikimedia, inc" comes from that instance. i shall undo your edit. best, Hillgentleman 10:44, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
A board consists of board members. Some are trustees, some are not, especially on the local chapters - in some countries, the very notion of 'trustee' doesn't even exist. Please note that these descriptions are supplied by the speakers themselves, who are well aware of their position. If you think them wrong anyway, suggest that on the talk page, or better contact them personally, rather than make changes yourself. I'd appreciate it if you would undo your own re-revert so that the both of us won't be blocked from editing. Guido den Broeder 11:12, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
It actually is "Wikimedia, Inc." The Wikimedia Foundation is an incorporated organization called "Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.", see the bylaws. Also, Mike Godwin has never been a board member, he's the Foundation's staff lawyer. Cbrown1023 talk 14:41, 18 May 2010 (UTC)


See Meta:Requests_for_help_from_a_sysop_or_bureaucrat#Hillgentleman. Guido den Broeder 22:30, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Templates about editcounter[edit]

Hello. In April 2007 you created following templates :

Are there always needed, or there were just test pages ? -- Quentinv57 (talk) 14:57, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Translator, We need you![edit]

Dear Hillgentleman,

You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.

Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out http://survey.wikimedia.org/index.php?sid=13638&newtest=Y&lang=en. With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 00:47, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Autopatrolled[edit]

Hi Hillgentleman, just wanted to let you know that I have added the autopatroll right to your account, as you are a trustworthy user. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Meta:Autopatrollers. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Ruy Pugliesi 01:04, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Superprotect status[edit]

Dear Hillgentleman, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:21, 12 September 2014 (UTC)