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Wikijunior report[edit]

Hi zan, please do try your hand at an article about the project. 5-7 paragraphs, with links to both the granting org, the current wikibooks work, and the meta discussion about it. +sj+ 00:26, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Excellent report! Thank you for your conribution. But if you don't mind, could I ask to fix some parts? As an article issued from the Foundation and the project, it would be better (IMO) to written in third person (not with I/We)? Your own rewriting will be very appliciated. Cheers. --Aphaia 03:04, 20 Dec 2004 (UTC)


193.230.222.76

Quarto ja version[edit]

Sorry for my late reply. Here is Japanese translation for cover:

  • Wikimedia
  • Quarto
    • On Ja, we use latin alphabet for title ... it is catchy for readers in our opinion.
  • ウィキニュース:
世界に向けて
  • 子どものための雑誌
ウィキジュニア創刊
  • フランスとドイツで
地方支部創設
  • ヨーロッパ、アジア、
北アメリカでミーティング
  • ウィキマニア2005 ドイツ
フランクフルトで8月に開催
  • フランスでウィキメディア財団の
squid キャッシュをホスティング
  • スペイン語版ウィキバーシティ、
ウィキブックスの一部として創設
  • ウィキメディアの知名度上昇とともに
技術開発部門が大幅に拡大

I hope I've come not too late! Cheers, Aphaia | WQ2翻訳中 | talk 07:47, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Hi, Zanimum, would you like to hear my impression? Japanese cover is amaizing but as for punctuation and the way of word wrapping it might give a strange impression. I write the above possible word wrapping example. If you create Ja version again, you will be very appliciated! Cheers, --Aphaia | WQ2翻訳中 | talk 15:21, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Quarto cover corrections[edit]

Both the en: and the nl: covers still mention Aardvarks at the bottom. Please remove those lines and center the other lower text accordingly. I still get a thrill looking at that cover, btw... +sj+ 06:45, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wikijunior[edit]

Why did you retire Keiki as a name for Wikijunior? Unlike every other retired name, which had more cons than pros, it had 6 pros to 1 or 2 cons. In fact, it had more 'points in favor' than any other name on the names page. Talk:Wikijunior_project_name#Keiki.2C_retired_April_20

+sj | Translate the Quarto | + 12:04, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification! I was just curious. I don't have a strong preference for or against it, though I thought it was cute. I just don't want to lose the interest of people who voted for it (a significant portion of those who voted at all). +sj | Translate the Quarto | + 21:14, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Wikijunior name voting shenanigans[edit]

I see that you added Undecided at the bottom of each candidate at Wikijunior project name. Seems a bad idea to change the options while the voting is going on. I realize you were probably just trying to accomodate people like Julianortega who hadn't voted on every option, but now that he has, doesn't it seem like a better option to remove Undecided just instruct people to vote Neutral if they haven't yet decided to Support or Oppose? - dcljr 07:03, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Fixed your interwiki link[edit]

Hey, before on your user page, it linked to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:User:Zanimum, so I fixed that. Messedrocker 18:53, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Octavos et al[edit]

Hey Zanimum! Was talking to Ryan et al about layout design (still WQ #3, feh!). Here are some mockups he's made:

http://hcs.harvard.edu/~sjklein/WQ-3-Page-2-Spread.jpg
http://hcs.harvard.edu/~sjklein/WQ-3-Page-7-Spread.jpg

This is an early draft of the pdf design; we need to make better use of the margins, use smaller photos (or use a few as transparent background images); final font size will be smaller, too. There is still no definite feel to each page that identifies it as part of the Quarto; this is something to work on in particular.

Let me know if you have time to discuss this and other design issues; advise on perfecting the current cover, etc. Best, +sj | Translate the Quarto |+ 21:49, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Relatively strong (and extremely reusuable) design, thumbs up to it. First thing I've noticed though is bleed. If there's ever going to be a print version of the print version, tons of the content is way to close to the edge to print. We could print a bleeding Quarto, but that would **at least** quadruple the price for a short-run. Anyway, here's some recommendations. Many actually lie with the articles themselves, not LockeShocke's design, but there's a little bit of everything.

Adjusting text for print
In Wikimania, one editor is protecting themselves from spambots with the cfp--at--wikimedia.org. I doubt spambots can harvest from PDFs, and the certainly can't harvest from print. The TIC article is just confusing, with the "The article was sent..." stuff.
Notes on style
Personally, I'd take away the indents on the first paragraphs of each article, make it more readable. The Cebit, which has --, should be changed to an em-dash. The *asteriks* (page 3) are of debatable relevance in offline publications, perhaps just italicise or bold the word. The end of Jimmy's editorial might benefit from a horizontal line before the bio bit. Also, that should read "Wikimedia", only one capital. Finally in this section, there's very little if anything you can actually do to fix it, but one line at the top of a column is usually a no-no for readability.
Jimmy's pic
That film negative looks is a perfect extra touch. However, I wonder how it would look on a 5 or 10 degree angle, if that would boost the effect to the next level of cool.
Credit sources?
Perhaps with these pictures in the design, we should credit the users that created them, and what Wikimedia project they uploaded to first, just for sake of personal and lingual pride.
International Conferences
Perhaps "Seveal conferences were attended during this trimester, as reported." or "Seveal conferences were attended during this trimester, reports follow."
ISSN
Also, I just registered an ISSN for a local community art group's newsletter, do we want one for Quarto? Do we have a definitive list of the languages for this edition?

There's a lot of grammatical things I want to change in general, from the contributors.

Is it too late for that sort of thing to get published?

I personally do think the pages have enough similarities to work as one; since they'll never been seen apart, I think the "feel" will develop into Quarto's look.

I've had bad experiences with transparent images, I'd avoid those as much as possible.

Otherwise, I'd say that LockeShocke should record all the fonts you used, sizes, colours, column placements, all that, and we can make that into not only the Wikimedia Quarto style guide, but the style guide for any publication (Wikijunior excluded) from our Foundation. I'd be more than glad to help you with that all.

Other than the minor bits about, it's all quite pleasing to the eye. I'd love to see some more pages, if they're in progress. -- user:zanimum PS I've CC'd LockeShocke

Excellent. Thanks for the thorough comments. My imagined schedule: Friday, work out grammatical issues, remove a few updates that are from April (and move to WQ4), rebalance a few pages. Mats is finishing image redesign Fri and Sat. LockeShocke should have some time, but is busy much of Saturday. Sunday, have a cleaned up cover and balanced pages; rough pdf drafts of the first half. Translators get access to the whole thing. Get everyone together Mon or Tues to go over what to do better next time.
ISSN: yes, that would be useful. Don't know the languages yet; maybe we can start by getting ISSNs for WQ2? +sj | Translate the Quarto |+ 19:44, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Mats? Who's he? I thought it was all LockeShocke this issue... I don't know if I can get ISSNs for WQ2, as it's already published. What was the "publishing date" of the first issue? That's needed info. Also, where is The Wikimedia Foundation HQ'd from, on forms? As for other languages, I need to know if they're going to always publish when we (in English) publish (thus I can register them as tri-annually), or not (in which case I can list them as "irregular"). -- user:zanimum

Book burning[edit]

Do you mind burning your own books.--JIrate 23:41, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

WQ2 dutch cover[edit]

Could you kindly provide us with Dutch cover url for WQ2? It is ready to publish now. And Template:WQ-2-cover-note/nl is better with the Dutch cover I think ;-) Thanks. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 15:17, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm excited abou this, btw :)

Quarto publishing dates[edit]

This is important enough to have its own subpage; see Wikimedia Quarto#Publishing. +sj | Translate the Quarto |+ 23:52, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)

About Kikki/Nikki sketches[edit]

Hi! Glad you liked it. I should say that I did those sketches before knowing there was a proposal about having a character in all the books. I really hope the final artwork will be cool, as I hate to see poorly drawn characters in children's books, grrr. :(

Best wishes to all! DrJones 16:17, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Vandal[edit]

Why do you go around altering my talk page to reflect your lies. Your not fit to be online.--JIrate 14:09, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Stop vandlising my page.[edit]

You names not Roman by anychnce is it. --JIrate 13:06, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Kiki/Nikki[edit]

Hey, I just saw that a voting round had begun on the Character design. I didn't know the process had reached this stage yet (I didn't know anybody had submitted anything, I kind of lost track of wikijunior for a while). Would it be possible to submit some sketches as a late entry? I think my designs might have some qualities that the others lack (and if not, no harm done, right?). Risk 12:27, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

As a Wikipedian, I'll let you away with it. It's closed to the public in general though. Remember, she's 11-13, to be slightly over our 8-11 audience. -- user:zanimum
Many thanks. You'll find my designs on http://student.science.uva.nl/~pbloem/kiki/. I apologize for the crude nature of the sketches. I haven't found a decent way to get her to ink yet. I've tried to circumvent the clothing dilemma by giving her sort of a wwf-rangers uniform. I imagine this to be her standard attire, though she may occasianally appear in a 'costume' (prehistoric clothing, spacesuit, that sort of thing) to connect to the surroundings. I won't pin her personality down too precisely, since that's best left as open as possible, but she's basically a smart girl, who likes to learn, but only by 'hunting' for knowledge instead of going through some predefined process like a school or a textbook.
I'm open to any suggestions. Risk 22:09, 18 August 2005 (UTC)
I've found some time to upload the images myself. See User:Risk\Kiki. I'll leave adding it to the Character Proposal Page to you. Risk 13:34, 21 August 2005 (UTC)


Errr, sorry for being so much uninformed, but what is this project about and what will the designs be used for ??? Anthere 18:06, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Nikki/Kiki is a character for Wikijunior, the project that we have the US$10000 grant from the Beck Foundation for. Kiki/Nikki will essentially act as a narrative to link sections of the book/magazine, and pose any questions kids themselves might have. She'll also hopefully "interview" real modern-day scientists, historians, etc. relating to each book, and also dead figures like Caesar, Darwin, or Einstein. -- user:zanimum

Image:Kiki5.JPG is the best in my opinion, but unfortunately Brion has deleted the full version of it at Image:Nikki 5.jpg. Is there any chance you can re-upload it, citing the source and explaining what it's for? If you could get permission to release it under the GFDL instead of fair use, that would be great. Angela 07:53, 2 September 2005 (UTC)

I've uploaded two new things with the design, plus a page of other characters by the illustrator in question. -- user:zanimum

Stats in Quatro[edit]

Hiya

Thanks for the stats update on Quarto. It was useful to me just today to prepare my next talk :-) Anthere

Hebrew wikinews[edit]

As you can see here, we have reached the "...5 people speaking the language have to express an interest in a language edition in order for it to be created...". Can we start translating??? thanks Avichai 21:27, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Does everyone have 200 edits? Mor levin doesn't seem to have enough himself, at least in Wikipedia. Does he contribute to other projects? Otherwise you're in good standing, especially as you're an admin. I'll say go ahead with the translation, as once we get it launched, we'll easily be able to get more contributors. -- user:zanimum
I took a look at the users who sign and found out that 4 of them are not active for a while and I can't count on them, I'm sure that if you will let us start translating we will find more people but I'm not really sure if it work. I'll publish a message in HE-Wikipedia pump village and will see what will go on.so what are you saying? will you let us start? thanks Avichai 20:33, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
hi, well? What about us? we have 7 signs and I think we are ready to go. I have brought another active wikiquoter to help. let us start! thanks Avichai 11:20, 27 October 2005 (UTC)
Hi Avichai, great stuff. I was going to check in on things last night, glad to see you've found more contributors. I'll post a message on the Foundation and Wikinews mailing list to let people know that the Hebrew Wikinews is being put in motion. -- user:zanimum

Hi, and thanks. But we have a big problem. Hebrew is a right-to-left language and it would be very difficult to us to translate the pages in the META. Do you have any solution? can we do it elsewhere? in HE:Wikipedia maybe? thank again Avichai 13:30, 28 October 2005 (UTC)

The Arabic version's development page seems to be working okay, but they might be just making due. My best advice is to create everything on Wikipedia HE, but create redirect pages on Meta for each of the pages. Essentially, until someone complains, just go ahead on Wikipedia. -- user:zanimum
hi, I'm sorry but the redirects isn't working between Meta and Wikipedia. what should we do? in the meantime I'll work here. Avichai 16:51, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
I've decided to work in the META, but as you can see we will have problems. Avichai 17:37, 29 October 2005 (UTC)

The 'assoc[edit]

Thank you, and WELCOME to the Association of Transwikist Wikipedians, the happiest place on earth! Pull up a seat, grab a beer, track mud on the carpet, the place is yours! Feel free to edit or discuss anything with me or on that page, and recruit, recruit, recruit! -Mysekurity 06:18, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Oh my... :) Sj

Rude[edit]

It was rude of you to remove the WikiFilter proposal. If you felt a comment was in bad taste, you could have either edited it, complained, or complained on my talk page. How do I now extract the proposal from the history without line-by-line cut&paste? Nyarlathotep 14:36, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Ah, so rude like your examples. -- user:zanimum

Promotion & translation[edit]

Could definitely use your input and energy. For starters, we need a half-decent set of posters to bring to events around the world, in a variety of language. For another, tied into the same, we should make a 'college outreach network' really take off; make flyers; &c. Sj 03:28, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Press release log[edit]

Are you contacting these press organizations with the press release? are you doing so by e-mail? When did you contact them? - Amgine / talk meta 21:14, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

Noted. -- user:zanimum

Wikimedia Canada[edit]

There seems to be very limited enthusiasm for this. Many people have put their names on the list of participants, but don't seem willing to go much further. I did start something at Wikimedia Canada/Incorporation but that has not attracted any attention at all. While I am certainly willing to participate in the work of putting together a federal non-profit organization, it would be very unwiki for me to write up a set of by-laws by myself and impose it on everybody else. I know from past experience that by-laws are something that members would prefer to avoid, but they are a necessary aspect of a legally functioning organization.

I started with the basic question: Who will be a legal member? I chose to begin with that question because it is the most difficult to answer, and would really appreciate some response.

I plan to attend Wikimania in Boston. It would be great if a national founding meeting were held just after that (perhaps on the Tuesday or Wednesday), most likely in Montreal. That would make it conceivable for those of us in the west to perhaps drive down as a group from Montreal to Boston. It would be good to have the paperwork ready to sign for that meeting. If no such meeting is planned it could be easier for me to fly directly to Boston from Vancouver, or take a US domestic flight from Seattle. (I will already have been in Quebec in early July for other reasons.)

For now I am only sending this to the two people who IMHO seem most involved with this idea. Maybe we can work together to get something going. Eclecticology 22:31, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Sadly with me trying to break out into the design industry right now, and now that I've involved in the Communications Committee and OTRS, I'm not sure how much time I have for anything else right now. I think once we have the thing up and going, the enthuasiasm will relift, but most are uninterested in paperwork. As for legal members, I'd say anyone that admits their name. At least initially, let's avoid membership fees, to try and rope people in. Plus, we won't have any operating costs, besides postage to register us as real. -- Zanimum 19:46, 24 March 2006 (UTC)
If you want me or others to intervene, please be specific as to what you want done. The way this is written, it would seem that you intend the first step to be a name search and registration for incorporation. IOW, we're waiting for your solicitors to draft the papers. Or were you waiting for one of us to get you a lawyer? Hard to tell. Or was something entirely different at the top of the to-do list? I look at this and have no idea if there's anything that I should be doing, or even can be doing, other than waiting to hear whether vôtre avocat has registered the name yet. As such, I can do little or nothing - and not just because my involvement with Uncyclopedia risks placing me in conflict of interest. carlb 22:46, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

How to deal with Poles[edit]

Just to note, I am Polish, I have wrote it, and I have wrote it because of my real experiences with wikipedia. You may argue it is suitable for deletion beacuse it is rant against behaviour of some non-Polish wikipedians, but not because it is racist. All Polish wikipedians immedietely recognise this behaviour and that's why they find it funny. 150.254.130.180 12:38, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

Promotion, etc.[edit]

I added some content to Communications_subcommittees/PT. We should really start a college-campus / college-wide wiki / related-events campaign this spring, and give it some kick at Wikimania. But we need posters and flyers... Sj 05:34, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

What poster idea should I try and execute as a sample? -- Zanimum 13:03, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

Press contact + by[edit]

Hi Nicholas, thanks for adding me to the press contacts list for nap. Yes, Wikipedia is the only nap project. We use it.wikisource for non copyrighted texts and GFDL texts and it.wiktionary for the dictionary. It does not make sense to have too many different projects, since we are just a bunch of people and cleaning up vandalism is already enough on just wikipedia. So we can concetrate on creating contents. If we once should get really big, well ... yes... maybe we will have more projects. As for by, this means Bavarian. I grew up in Bavaria and also speak it, but it is not 100% and I'd give it an active level of "2" then there is "Mainfränkisch" that would be one of my real mother tongues, but it is more a kind of a passive language today - I understand everything, can read it, and start to talk only when I am back home. Do you need someone for Bielorussian? If yes I will tell you as soon as there is someone who could be the right person - sometimes things happen by chance. Ciao! --Sabine 18:05, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

We don't need anyone in any language, but since you're now on the list, we might as well add you a second time, if you'd feel comfortable talking in the language. Anyone will do, and we can replace them with a better person, should a better person come along. -- Zanimum 03:44, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Template[edit]

VOTE: Czech press contact

Please translate this into Czech.

Three people from this project have expressed interest in being the press contact for the Czech Wikipedia. We have been notified that one of the three possible press contacts is not favoured in the Czech community. To make sure that this statement is correct, we are holding a poll. Please vote "Yes" "No" or "Abstain" for each of the three users listed. All votes must be made by registered users, and signed. Note that this vote is purely as advise to the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Committee, who may use further discretion in determining the contacts.

Poster design[edit]

Either a set of timelines (lots of historical / war-related ones) or a montage from unusual articles, would be a good test. Sj 19:31, 21 April 2006 (UTC)

International Wikinews Writing Contest[edit]

Just a reminder that the IWWC starts tomorrow. Ral315 (talk) 10:40, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

Orphan fair-use images[edit]

Hello. You have uploaded these 4 images under fair-use but now they are orphan:

Do you mind if I delete them? guillom 11:53, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Sysop rights[edit]

As a result of the election held on this page, you've been granted sysop status. Please list yourself in the sysop box and activate the "Email this user" function. Thank you, M/ 21:51, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations! --A. B. (talk) 15:44, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Cover of Wikimedia Quarto #2[edit]

Please mark cover of Wikimedia Quarto #2 by any license tag - that it could be copied on Foundation site.--Kaganer 22:21, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2008[edit]

Just a reminder to get your proposed bid for Toronto in for Wikimedia'08 if your still interested.

Hi there Nick. I just noticed that there's not much time left for the bidding process. I was not aware of the Toronto bid until recently and I would like to offer whatever the help that is needed and can be done at this moment. I have participated in Wikimania 2006 and I would say that I'm really interested in taking part in organizng it here. Let me know where things are so far and we can decide what to do from there. Best luck. Bye. --TimBits 05:42, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania Questions[edit]

Can be found here.

Bid Notice[edit]

It is suggested that you go to the next meeting for Wikimania 2008 or withdraw your nomination for Toronto. Also it is reccomended that you answer the questions.

Wikimania 2008 candidate cities
Continents: Africa North America
Countries: Egypt South Africa United States Canada
Cities: Alexandria talk Cape Town talk Atlanta talk Toronto talk
Q&A Sections: Alexandria Cape Town Atlanta Toronto
We did withdraw the nomination, to focus on 2009. -- Zanimum 13:59, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

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Wikimedia Canada[edit]

Are you still interested in getting the Canadian chapter incorporated? I have already done some work on draft by-laws, (see Wikimedia Canada/Incorporation) but that has not drawn a lot of interest or participation. A federal corporation could be set up fairly quickly if there are at least three people willing to be the original directors. If you are interested, is there a third person (perhaps from Quebec) who would be both willing and able to serve as an original director?

In many respects I would prefer more democratic representation on the Board, but waiting for people to accept that kind of responsibility should not become an excuse for doing nothing. After all WMF did start with 3 directors, and was able to adapt when people were willing to accept more responsibilities. Eclecticology 08:58, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi, just seeing your message. I've been busy for the last little bit wrapping up Wikinews' Ontario election interview series.
I've read over 90% of the by-laws, they seem pretty sound to me, great stuff.
Sure, I guess I could serve as a board member if needed. Stéphane Thibault has probably expressed the most interest, of those from Quebec.
Do you mind me sending out a message to foundation-l and wikipedia-l, asking for additional people willing to take on the responsibility of being a board member? -- Zanimum 18:15, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
No problem with spreading the word. I have sent a message to Stéphane.
We don't need more people to be original directors. The application needs to be signed by all the first officers. Having more than three only makes this more difficult. We can add more directors shortly after, but between now and the time of the first election we should be appointing people with desired skills and a willingness to work.
I have done a NUANS search for "Wikimedia Canada" and there appear to be no conflicts of name. The name is now reserved for 90 days. Eclecticology 10:15, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Missing field in our bid[edit]

I realized that our bid does not have the city details section as required. It looks like this"

City details[edit]

  • Country:
  • City proposed: please add your proposal at [[Wikimania 2008/Bids/name of city]]
  • Proposed dates (e.g., Friday to Sunday, with possibility of arriving on the Thursday night and leaving on Monday morning):
  • Contact person(s):
Hi Ohana... yes and no. All of that information is off to the side, as an infobox. I'll check with the bid jurors to make sure it's okay, but it seems that Bogotá's even just now emulated us, so I don't think they'll have any objections. -- Zanimum 15:29, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Tornto Q+A[edit]

Could you state your area of interest for the actual conference here? Cbrown1023 talk 18:49, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia logo font[edit]

Hi, we are working on a future Wikimedia chapter but I would like to know how does it work for the logos? Do we do it by ourself or Wikimedia Foundation do it themselves? We don't have the font used by Wikimedia (GillSans), so we can't do the same as the other chapters. Thanks. Jimmytalk, 23:41, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to interrupt here, but you should probably wait until you are farther along the line and then address your question to ChapCom while they are in the process of approving you. You should be able to get a good answer from them. Cbrown1023 talk 21:02, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

User rights[edit]

Per policy, your user rights have been removed here. Thank you for your service. Majorly talk 15:26, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Your untagged files[edit]

Sources and licenses, please? I presumed GFDL for those uploaded before December 2006, but your clarification will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

--Jusjih 22:22, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for finding these, Jusjih! I'm striking through these as I deal with them. -- Zanimum 13:27, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

File upload without licence[edit]

Hi. Could you add the license to the files that you have uploaded to meta. Thanks.Crochet.david 07:58, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

RFD notice[edit]

Hello. This is to inform you that one or more files uploaded you are currently being discussed at Meta:Requests for deletion#Fair use images. Regards, Jafeluv 08:02, 13 April 2011 (UTC)