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Fundraising comitee[edit]

Hi Keegan

Thanks for your note abut the fundraising campaign.

I joined the fundraising committee, attended the IRC meetings, announced the localizations approach of the fundraising campaign in the Catalan Wikipedia, subscribed the fundraising mailing list and sent a mail to Florence asking for aces to the list. But after almost one month I have not access to the list yet.

I am thinking in withdrawing from de committee.

There are several ideas I was wiling to comment I leave them here perhaps you feel some of them is worth to be taken into account:

  • In several zones Google send people to articles in English Wikipedia even if the local language is not English. I wonder if people would feel more inclined to donate if they receive the messages in their native language instead of in the language of the Wikipedia that Google sends them. I propose two kinds of test:
  1. Put the message in the language of the territory from where the people are connected.
  2. Put bilingual messages: in the language of the territory plus the language of the Wikipedia.

Tests can be made in Catalan speaking areas of Spain where we have detected a lot of people being sent by Google to Spanish and English Wikipedias.

  • I also wonder if localization could be made not only by language but also by dialect. By detecting the IP perhaps we could send the messages in different dialect to people from Brazil and to people from Portugal or to people from Valencia and people from Barcelona.
  • An interesting issue could be to study if people are more inclined to give when they can give to a local organization. Three tests could be made:
  1. Only one button to give to WMF
  2. Two buttons to give to WMF and to Local Chapter or Local Organization.
  3. Only one button to give to Local Chapter or organization.

The key point is to know in which case the total sum raised is bigger.

  • I see it is difficult that local communities participate in meta. One idea could be organizing a contest to propose messages in local languages and then bring the results to meta. Perhaps a contest among languages could be organized by giving a symbolic prize to the community proposing the localized banner with the highest efficiency. Perhaps the highest relative increase compared to standard messages, so all communities (large, small, rich, poor) have the same chance to succeed.

--Gomà 08:25, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for getting in touch with me!
About the fundraising list, don't worry about it. It's not for coordination of our fundraising activities so please don't let that put you off. Now, let's get on to your excellent ideas.
Almost everything you bring up is good to hear as to what you want, because that is what we want projects to want. We'll be engaging banners customized based on geolocation and project. So if the Catalan community can come up with both a translation of our approved banners and localized banners of their own, we can target them to the Catalan userbase. Localization is very important to us. I am the liasion for the Catalan community, and I know you have a vibrant and active culture and we want to encourage readers to participate in your community through donation and action.
Over the past few weeks and the upcoming ones we are testing our software on the English Wikipedia to make sure that we have everything we need for local outreach. Once up to 100% functionality, we will begin the localization process. Deniz, James, and myself will be monitering literally all 663 Wikimedia projects and we're here to help.
So yes, our priorities are spot on with yours, and I look forward to working with you in Catalan and where ever else we can build fundraising. Please, contact me any time. Keegan (WMF), Fundraising 2010 04:39, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

will be glad to help since I am the fundraising contact on wikimedia france side. Notice that I am already in the committee lonnnnng list. I just need to remember to come over here every couple of days at least :) Anthere

Croatian translation[edit]

I just translate Jimmy Appeal, Benefactors and Core messages. But FAQ is so large, I will ask for help on my wiki. --Anton008 12:06, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Bengali translation[edit]

Of course, I would love to do that. But I can work freely after Nov. 10, Exam's running. Please give me 2 more days. — Tanvir • 18:02, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

VE bugs[edit]

[1]&[2] (hope you see that); + attempt to insert a template at the end of a list after its end fails - VE thinks that it's the next point in the list. Lvova (talk) 10:36, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. I will see if a bug is filed for this yet. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 16:33, 5 July 2013 (UTC)


Is there any way I can disable this on and, and restore the OBOD? Arctic Kangaroo (talk) 07:54, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

You can restore the OBOD for yourself using javascript and css, as en.wp has available in its gadgets. You can find the code here (js) and here (css). Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:35, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Sorry to trouble you, but may I know which code (.js and .css) is for what, and if we need to place both codes? Also, does placing the codes get rid of Notifications? Thanks for your help. :) Arctic Kangaroo (talk) 08:14, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
The .js is to turn on the OBOD and goes in User:FooBar/common.js, the .css makes the magic appear and goes in User:FooBar/common.css. This will not get rid of notifications but will bring back the old style you are used to. You can turn off most all functions of Notifications in your preferences. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 23:02, 29 September 2013 (UTC) has this code (as seen on my vector.css page) that gets rids of Notifications. That is, we don't see that box with the '0' inside it. Does it work on other wikis as well? Arctic Kangaroo (talk) 08:45, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Umm...unasnwered question. Arctic Kangaroo (talk) 09:16, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
Hi, sorry I missed this! As long as the code doesn't depend on anything you have set for English, in theory it could work. I cannot make guarantees though, I'm not a coder. Please do note that the Wikimedia Foundation isn't responsible for code that it doesn't write, and doesn't offer support for it either. Give it a shot, see if it works. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:12, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Help test better mass message delivery[edit]

Hi. You're being contacted as you've previously used global message delivery (or its English Wikipedia counterpart). It doesn't feel so great to be spammed, does it? ;-)

For the past few months, Legoktm has built a replacement to the current message delivery system called MassMessage. MassMessage uses a proper user interface form (no more editing a /Spam subpage), works faster (it can complete a large delivery in minutes), and no longer requires being on an access list (any local administrator can use it). In addition, many tiny annoyances with the old system have been addressed. It's a real improvement! :-)

You can test out MassMessage here: testwiki:Special:MassMessage. The biggest difference you'll likely notice is that any input list must use a new {{#target:}} parser function. For example, {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales}} or {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales|}}. For detailed instructions, check out mw:Help:Extension:MassMessage.

If you find any bugs, have suggestions for additional features, or have any other feedback, drop a note at m:Talk:MassMessage. Thanks for spamming! --MZMcBride (talk) 05:24, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Your request for assistance with BG wiki translations[edit]

Hi Keegan, you left me a message to help out with translations. I attempted to get to the site and even created a userid there, although I thought that it would be under the universal logon. However, it does not allow me to translate. I got stuck at FirstSteps Rather it is giving me this message: "...Well done! You now have an user page. Request translator permissions Now you need to place a request to be added to the translator group. Select the primary language you are going to translate to. You can mention other languages and other remarks in textbox below..." See if you could help me get through the initial hurdles (I am not that patient, I guess) and I will try to help out when I can :) Aceofhearts1968 (talk) 05:13, 2 October 2013 (UTC) (Ace)

Thanks for getting started!
translatewiki is not a Wikimedia operation, although development has come from the Wikimedia Foundation, so SUL does not work there, unfortunately.
You've done step one (registering) and step two (userpage), now you just have to do step three. The instructions will have you place a message requesting the translator flag, and you are ready to start. It will take less than a day. This step is not fun, having to wait. It is to prevent false accounts that could change translations to bad things. I'm sorry about that. If you finish the steps by this time tomorrow you should be able to translate on translatewiki. I will poke some people about getting it approved as soon as possible. Maybe you could work on the Help page in the meantime? I'm not very patient with things like this either, so I understand. Thank you again for your help. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 05:24, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Re: Indonesian and Notifications[edit]

Greetings too, Keegan!

Thank you for your appreciation, and for letting me know that there are another projects (echo and thanks) which need to be translated. I'm glad that I can help in Indonesian translation. I will do my best to translate the echo and thanks project too.

Regards, William Surya Permana (talk) 04:14, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Great news! Your effort is very much appreciated by everyone. Please let me know if I can answer any questions or help you in any way. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 04:25, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Error in your globally delivered message[edit]

You said "This page can be hosted after translation on or we can localize it to this Wikipedia (sic).", but delivered the message globally, which also means other projects than Wikipedia, another time where sister projects are ignored by WMF staff I guess... Amqui (talk) 19:14, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh dear, I'm sorry about that, Amqui. It was an honest mistake in copyediting. I am very supportive of sister projects, and I pushed very firmly to get this Notifications release out to all of them and not just Wikipedias. My apologies. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:46, 4 October 2013 (UTC)
No problem, thanks, Amqui (talk) 20:21, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

wikt:Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2013/October#Notifications[edit]

Do we have a say in the matter? (Your message makes it sound like this going to be turned on whether we want it or not . . .) —RuakhTALK 20:58, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello Ruakh. Notifications is considered a "core feature" of the Wikimedia MediaWiki-powered wikis, so it is going to be installed on all projects. No, it's not an option. What Notifications does provide is a high level of customization. You can adjust those in your preferences. You can set it to only receive a notice about a talk page message and if your userrights have been changed, so essentially you can turn off Notifications on an individual level. I hope that you give it a try, though. You might find it useful! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:02, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Re: Beta Features pre-announcement on the Finnish Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, not sure about do you read my talk page at fi:User Talk:Stryn. I didn't write any announcement on the Finnish Wikipedia yet, because Beta Features is not yet even (I'm wondering why). Is it still planned to deploy on the next week in other projects as you wrote? I also can't find any blog post yet about these features. --Stryn (talk) 14:27, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

I wrote you back on your Finnish talk page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:05, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

luri lrc verification to eligiblity[edit]

please see and and
can lurish language to be eligible language?
so thanks lrc lori (talk) 11:05, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for contacting me. I'm not on the language committee, but I have passed along your question. Someone should be in touch with the answer for you. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 06:47, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
so thanks for your help be success I'll wait for your answer

lrc lori (talk) 04:26, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Beginning of MassMessage, end of EdwardsBot[edit]

Hi. You're being contacted as you're listed as an EdwardsBot user.

MassMessage has been deployed to all Wikimedia wikis. For help using the new tool, please check out its help page or drop a note on Meta-Wiki.

With over 400,000 edits to Wikimedia wikis, EdwardsBot has served us well; however EdwardsBot will no longer perform local or global message delivery after December 31, 2013.

A huge thanks to Legoktm, Reedy, Aaron Schulz and everyone else who helped to get MassMessage deployed. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:36, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Translation Pages of some Extensions[edit]

Hello Keegan! Could you kindly guide me to the translation pages of the following extensions?

  1. Typography refresh
  2. Near this page

Thank you! Asaifm (talk) 18:41, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Asaifm, thanks for contacting me! Here are the links for Arabic:
I hope this helps! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 08:11, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks and done! Asaifm (talk) 12:04, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

luri lrc verification to eligiblity[edit]

please help us to eligiblity of luri lrc languag this language has 7 active involved users (with me) and these days has more activations this language has approximately 10 milion speakers in iran, irag, and other country of the world, this language has rich verbal literature but it has'nt his own wikipedia
so thanks
lrc lori (talk) 10:59, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Greetings, lrc lori. I haven't heard back anything from my request, but I can point you to Requests for new languages here on meta where you officially file to have a new language Wikipedia created. Hope this helps. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:14, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello so thanks MR Keegan (WMF) be success be happy!! lrc lori (talk) 15:25, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

You've got money![edit]

Text 19:23, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Hovercards Translation Pages[edit]

Hello Keegan!

Could you kindly direct me to the translation pages of HoverCards?

Thanks for your time and Consideration,

Asaifm (talk) 20:16, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Asaifm. Here you go. Take care! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer announcement[edit]


I replied you on my talk page and asked a question about Thanks! Minisarm (talk) 17:03, 11 April 2014 (UTC)