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Removing admin-on-other-project requirement for Meta admins

Moved to Meta_talk:Requests_for_adminship#Removing_admin-on-other-project_requirement_for_Meta_admins. -- 20:18, 30 September 2011‎ (UTC)

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Impostor IP

Please block indefinitely this IP (rangeblock):

It is impostor of admin, see this:

Detectivist 12:15, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Freedom of Panorama -> Belgium

What in some countries is common, In Belgium isn't that the case: Freedom of Panorama. In belgium the law isn't clear on this matter, with as result that many images have a very uncertain copyrightstatus. At the moment Wiki Loves Monuments is running, for what people upload pictures of monuments. We must get a more clear situation on how exaclty the copyright/freedom of panorama laws in Belgium are organized. Who have an idea or can help me/us out with this matter and find legal help on this matter regarding the Belgian laws? Romaine 02:43, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

commons:Commons:FOP#Belgium suggests it's not OK--Bencmq 13:26, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Babel extension deployement

Hello all. The Babel extension (mw:Extension:Babel) is going to be deployed soon in all wikis as stated in Babel extension#Deployment. The extension has a default configuration but can be changed in a per-wiki basis. Communities can also opt-out from the implementation of the system. Therefore:

  1. Do the metawiki community want the extension enabled?
  2. If we want the extension, do we need an special configuration?

Best, -- Marco Aurelio 14:05, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for mentioning here. Siebrand noted that GerardM was going to write a blogpost on techblog, so I was waiting for that before informing about this in visible places, but it's anyway good to inform here already. SPQRobin (talk) 14:37, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
I have not looked into this in any depth, so I do not know why an opt-out provision was deemed necessary. But, that being the case, would it be appropriate to give more advance notice before rolling it out? Or is this intended to be an opt-after-the-fact situation? ~ Ningauble 17:51, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
As far as I understand it's going to be globally deployed with MW1.18? -- Marco Aurelio 20:50, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
No, these are separate (see mw:MediaWiki 1.18 for that schedule). An opt-out deployment was chosen because there was consensus to enable it on all WMF wikis. I am however not sure that is the best way to go since the configuration is different on many wikis. SPQRobin (talk) 23:30, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
I have put on the page to disable categories by default, to prevent the automatic creation of categories on wikis that use a different category naming scheme. SPQRobin (talk) 14:28, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Check out Talk:Babel extension#Deployed! for the next steps to take in fixing the existing template mess. –Krinkletalk 00:08, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.18 deployment on meta

MediaWiki is scheduled to be upgraded on this wiki Monday, September 26, 23:00-03:00 UTC. As you may know, MediaWiki is the wiki software developed by the Wikimedia community, and 1.18 is the upcoming version of the software that has been in development since December. More details about this upgrade can be found on the MediaWiki 1.18 announcement on We don't anticipate any problems, but if you do encounter any, please see the blog post for more information on how to report problems. Since this wiki will be one of the first to get the software, we're particularly interested in your experience with it. Thanks! -- mw:User:RobLa-WMF (local user page) 00:03, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

This is done now. -- RobLa-WMF 02:15, 27 September 2011 (UTC)