User talk:Runab WMF

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user page[edit]

Dear Runa, to avoid confusion and alerting stewards by the users seeing your posts here from a "(WMF)" login, please be so kind as to create a user page describing briefly your relation to WMF. Especially as an outreach coordinator you may want to keep it transparent :) Pundit (talk) 11:51, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. I put in some information for now and am planning to add in some more details over the next two days. --Runab WMF (talk) 04:02, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Interface font size[edit]

Hi Mr Runab WMF,

In response to the discussion from Here, I, speaking on behalf of the contributors of Hakka Wikipedia wish to request that our font size on Hakka Wikipedia be enlarged to the same font size as that used on zh-yue:Cantonese Wikipedia.

In the past few years, this was not an issue because Hakka Wikipedia had been using the romanized alphabet. However, now there are contributors who wish to write Hakka using Chinese characters and when they view Hakka wikipedia on their Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs, they regard the font size as not large enough and hence it is more difficult for them to read the chinese character articles. They have already voiced this issue on my talk page twice now.

Hence it would be great if the default font size for displaying chinese characters on Hakka Wikipedia could to be enlarged to the size used on Cantonese Wikipedia. Could you also help us out on this? It would mean a lot to us. --Hakka (talk) 11:41, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello, It looks like the fonts used on the Hakka Wikipedia may have a problem with scaling. Is this a problem with only Windows systems? Has this also been noticed on Linux or MacOS? It will be easier for us (and also for you) to keep a track of the problem via a bug on This bug would have to be filed against the 'Universal Language Selector" component. Do let me know if I can help you file the bug. Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 17:24, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Please help us file the bug. Thanks in advance. --Hakka (talk) 04:54, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
It isn't not systems' problem. Someone says, the fonts look like those in English Wikipedia. I guess it is because the Chinese characters have not been supported yet.-- 11:26, 21 June 2013 (UTC)
Can you please check these two screenshots of the Hakka Wikipedia and Cantonese Wikipedia, taken on Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 to compare the font displayed and let me know if the font sizes are very different? It would be helpful if we could get some more information like the name and version of the web browsers in which the users are seeing the problem and preferably a screenshot that shows the small font size. Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 14:34, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. The pictures you provided are the same as what I saw on Internet Explorer 10/Firefox on Windows 8, but now different. Now what I can see are Hak and Yue, no matter on Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can compare the characters 貢獻 on the up right side. -- 08:14, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. This makes it easy to understand. We can now file a bug to request for the font to be included, preferably as a webfont. You can create a new bug for the 'MediaWiki Extension -> Universal Language Selector' in Bugzilla and can also add the screenshots to help the developers understand the problem better. Please let me know if I can be of any help for the bug filing. --Runab WMF (talk) 16:46, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Unable to See ULS options[edit]

Hi, This is sushant Savla from Guajrati Wikisource. I tried to figure out the ULS tool but it seems it is not available there. Is it yet to be deplyoed? --Sushant savla (talk) 15:07, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello Sushant, It will be deployed on June 11th. It is already available on Commons and Meta (at the top near your username). You can view the features there. Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 15:31, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Global message delivery[edit]

Hi, I understand that the working conditions are tough in this period and for this area,[1] [2] but for the future it would be nice if you could follow the guidelines. I'm sure Guillom can help with best practices. --Nemo 12:50, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

For example the basic time stamp. --MagnusA (talk) 16:23, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Arrgh! I think I edited out the timestamp when I redid it on the MassMessage form. Very very sorry about that. Is there anyway I can fix it?--Runab WMF (talk) 04:06, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
At this point, not really, unless you want to either write a script to fix it on all wikis or manually do it. Not worth the effort. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Hmm. I thought so. Well I'll take it as a lesson learnt the hard way to be more careful for the next round (not any time soon though). Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 04:47, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your help![edit]

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Thank you for your valuable contribution to the translation of the Global South Editor Survey questions! With my best regards, -- Haitham S. (WMF)

Wikimedia Blog/Converting wiki pages to blog posts[edit]

Hi, thanks for this CLDR post and for mentioning the CLDR translators at the end. However, I think you have forgotten to run the script for HTML cleanup; some links are made quite useless by the nofollow etc. --Nemo 17:42, 6 November 2014 (UTC)