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Request for Central Notice Banner-Urgent[edit]

Hi everyone! I would like someone to please to create a CentralNotice banner for this event -> planned by users Yhhue91, Melkiso and Lapalabranecesaria with the advice of Wikimedia Argentina in Lima next November 21th. We want to try this campaigns:

Thanks! --Yhhue91 (talk) 03:34, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

@Yhhue91: has any progress been made on the banner yet? PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:57, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Dear, PiRSquared17 I'm afraid, there has been no progress in this affair. Can you help us? 00:43, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

@Yhhue91: Listo. Perdón por la demora. Ya que no pusiste una imagen, no puse ninguna, tenía pensado poner esta (la vi en la página del encuentro), pero después preferí no hacerlo (puedo ponerla (u otra) si quieres). Por favor, confirma que puedes verlo (si ves el de el mes asiático, intenta cargando la página unas pocas veces). Matiia (talk) 20:32, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Hola, Matiia. ¡Muchas gracias por encargarte! No sabía que podíamos incluir una imagen, pero, si puedes hacerlo, la que mencionas está perfecta. Saludos.--Yhhue91 (talk) 01:30, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
@Yhhue91: Listo. Por favor, confírmame si puedes ver algo así en algún proyecto (puede tardar un poco en actualizarse), ya que hay otros central notice también activados. Matiia (talk) 01:41, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Requesting upload rights[edit]

Hello, I would like to request upload rights in order to upload graphs and screenshots related to research projects. I created a {{WMF-staff-upload}} template for this purpose. If there is a better licensing template to use, let me know. (FWIW, I'm an admin on Commons via my volunteer account, so I won't be uploading any copyvios.) I realize that I could upload most of these images to Commons instead, but many of them are only useful within the context of research project reports here on meta. Ryan Kaldari (WMF) (talk) 01:55, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

  • unqualified support, few have a stronger understanding of what is appropriate here vs. Commons than Kaldari. Process note, I'm unclear on whether you need to make a request at . meta: requests for adminship#Other access Pete F (talk) 04:34, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
    This is the correct page to request uploader rights. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:56, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Just use Commons, those images won't be out of scope because they will be used here. Images there will get proper maintenance and surveillance. We're trying to get rid of all local images here where possible. I won't support increasing the number of local uploads. —MarcoAurelio 17:47, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose per MarcoAurelio, there are more than enough local images already; it is not uncommon for Commons to host images which are used by e.g. just some wikiprojects. --Base (talk) 19:00, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose What MarcoAurelio said. We have discouraged local uploads here for a long time I think. Theo10011 (talk) 16:08, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment @Kaldari:, given the above comments, could you show us an example or two of what files you would prefer to upload here, rather than on Commons, and/or describe your reasoning for putting them only on Meta? -Pete F (talk) 22:42, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

"This November is the Wikipedia Asian Month" languages[edit]

The current Wikipedia Asian Month banner is shown to me in English when I have an Italian interface. Please correct the configuration so that it's displayed only in languages for which a translation is available. Nemo 12:24, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

This November is the Wikipedia Asian Month[edit]

Please disable this hidious central notice banner at the Dutch Wikipedia. There is no local consensus for this project and the community hasn't been informed besides a google translate spampage which has been nominated for deletion. This is just plain disrispectfull. Pushing some project without seeking for local consensus. Natuur12 (talk) 14:13, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Is this personal or community-wide request? (kindly provide link if so) Bennylin 15:33, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Other talks: Talk:Wikipedia_Asian_Month#CentralNotice, User_talk:AddisWang#Broken_centralnotice
Having researched into this, I didn't see any discussion about including Dutch Wikipedia in an event that's targeting Asian languages Wikipedias, so they're rightly to be excluded. But I'll just ask @Shizhao:, @AddisWang:, and @永続繁栄: first. Bennylin 15:51, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Personal but this page shows a consensus towards deleting the project page. The central notice failed CentralNotice/Usage guidelines in the first place so I am not the one who has to seek consensus to remove it. The person who approved it needs to provide evidence that there is consensus for this central notice. The organisation knew that the Dutch community didn't participate when the project page was nominated for deletion. They also never ever started a local discussion about this project.
Projects are coordinated carefully at the Dutch Wikipedia, picking times and dates and breaks in between so that they (the people who organise then) don't exhaust the community with banners, notices etcetera and this central notice banner is ruining that. Plus there isn't even a Dutch translation which means a lot of people won't even understand the central notice. Natuur12 (talk) 16:00, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
It seems that as long as the banner is translated in a new language, it was deployed, including some European language wikis listed in Wikipedia_Asian_Month#Participating_Communities ("Communities" in this page only require 1 editor/translator?). A little bit rushed, but I believe none of them acted in bad faith. Judging from the link that you gave, other Dutch editors have voiced their concerns regarding the machine-translated project page also, therefore I would say that the banner should be disabled in nl.wp. Bennylin 16:19, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I believe this should not be set as "Worldwide" in the first place, with no coordinator/sponsor named. Bennylin 16:24, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I have geotargeted the banner to Asian countries only, as I believe targeting it worldwide is a huge mistake. Bennylin 16:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Dutch Wikipedia removed--Shizhao (talk) 01:49, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Harassment consultation 2015 in Swedish[edit]

Please delete Trakasserisamhälle 2015, the present Swedish title of the page looks like a big "harassment"-hoax in itself. If the user who created the page claims to know at least basic understanding of Swedish, he/she should be blocked for vandalism! Unfortunatly, the translation-extension prevents me from both editing the page myself and detecting who the "harassment-translator" is. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 07:49, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Are there any meatballs out there? @Tegel: -- Innocent bystander (talk) 10:23, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Seems like it's already fixed, it is Translations:Harassment consultation 2015/Page display title/sv. --Stryn (talk) 17:08, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the one phote contest WikiTour planned by Wikimedia Argentina.

We want to try this campaign:

    • link:
    • from December 10th to January 10th, 2016.
    • logged-in and anonymous users.
    • only in Argentina, only in Spanish projects.
    • text1: ¡Participá de WikiTour 2015!
    • text2: WikiTour es el concurso de fotografías en el que podés participar con imágenes y con experiencias de tus viajes.

--Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 19:26, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

@Giselle Bordoy WMAR: Listo (ejemplo). Matiia (talk) 00:42, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Matiia, can we delay this banner until december 10th? Thanks a lot! --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 13:13, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 14:44, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

something about IP's mass creation, and title blacklist[edit]

Moved to Wikimedia Forum.--Syum90 (talk) 11:12, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Mass Message Sender Right[edit]

Please I would like to request for a mass messenger sender right to enable me distribute the Education Newsletter as a member of the Education newsletter team.Regard--Rberchie (talk) 18:21, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Is there a list of the members of the education newsletter team?that would be superglorious.-MF-W 22:32, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
@Selsharbaty (WMF): Please can you provide the list requested by MF-W so we can be granted the Mass Message Sender right? Regards.--Rberchie (talk) 07:37, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I have just added a list of the approved newsletter leaders here, which surely includes Rberchie. I hope that helps. Thank you! --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 08:47, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi MF-W. Is there any update on this? We are planning to publish the newsletter by the end of this month. Thank you! --Selsharbaty (WMF) (talk) 00:18, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W 12:34, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Hello everyone, I would like to request for a mass messenger sender right to distribute the Education Newsletter as a member of the Education Newsletter team.

Regards-- Sailesh Patnaik (Talk2Me|Contribs) 09:57, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:25, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the one Wikiproject planned by Wikimedia Argentina.

We want to try this campaign:

  • link:
  • from December 1th to December 31th, 2015.
  • logged-in and anonymous users.
  • only in AR, CH, COL, VEN, BO, PE, PAR, UR, MX, EC, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panamá, Honduras. Only in Spanish projects.
  • text1: ¡Disminuyamos la brecha de género en Wikipedia!
  • text2: Participá del Wikiproyecto Mujeres

Regards! --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 15:18, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 15:45, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the one Wikiproject planned by Wikimedia Argentina.

We want to try this campaign:

Regards! --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 18:15, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Matiia (talk) 19:55, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Move Soft redirect/be-x-old to Soft redirect/be-tarask with suppress redirect[edit]

Please help to move Soft redirect/be-x-old to Soft redirect/be-tarask with suppressing redirect. Unfortunately, 'suppressredirect' right is not given to translation admins...

Proposed process:

  1. unmark Soft redirect (remove from translation) on Special:PageTranslation
  2. move to Soft redirect/be-tarask with suppressing redirect
  3. revert last edit in Soft redirect and mark for translation again

--Kaganer (talk) 12:59, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Syum90 (talk) 13:23, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Change CentralNotice[edit]

@PiRSquared17, Matiia:

In the context of Commons:European_Science_Photo_Competition_2015 there is a Centralnotice that was set centrally. We've found that the design and the wording of the banner and the landing page do not make easily aware to the readers that the contest is also run in Greece. We had asked for another banner to replace the global one, but while it seems that it is active (?), the previous one (global) is also active and has priority. Please stop the common centralnotice and make sure that the one we asked is visible. We have only 5 days left until the end of the contest... -Geraki TL 11:13, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Geraki, I have removed Greece from the banner for actively participating countries and raised priority for the Greek one (as well as extended its time to the very end). Could you check whether it's ok now? --Base (talk) 11:56, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Base, many thanks, it works! -Geraki TL 11:58, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Cool, no problem, looks that it's Yes check.svg Done then. --Base (talk) 12:52, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Hiding edit[edit]

Can you hide this and this edit, please? It contains non-public information, which I do not want to be displayed. --Ochilov (talk) 01:41, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

@Ochilov: Hi. I hid (revdel'd) the content of those two revisions. You can contact an oversighter if you would like them to be completely suppressed, although it may be unnecessary. Next time, please email the oversighters instead of posting publicly. Thank you. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:54, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
PiRSquared17, thank you very much! --Ochilov (talk) 10:22, 26 November 2015 (UTC)