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movement of Permission to edit or submit to Wikimedia projects from another editor's userspace

Could an admin please move an essay from userspace, not mine, into mainspace, or let me know how to do it myself? I originally wrote the essay for Commons but it probably belongs in Meta instead (per the last undeletion review, "Meta might be a better project for it."). I tried moving it myself but couldn't, I've asked at the first editor's essay's talk page for movement, the editor who asked for the essay to be undeleted into userspace appears to have consented in advance to the prospect of movement ("I doubt I'll get around to trying to integrate it into Meta, but if someone else would like to, that would be welcome.") and appears to edit only rarely, the editor who undeleted it appears to edit only in summers, neither one has edited in three months, and the essay is ready for movement. The essay is Permission to edit or submit to Wikimedia projects, located at User:JesseW/Permission to edit or submit to Wikimedia projects. Thank you. Nick Levinson (talk) 03:19, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Also, could you please move the essay's Discussion page (User talk:JesseW/Permission to edit or submit to Wikimedia projects) with it? Thanks again. Nick Levinson (talk) 03:29, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
@Nick Levinson: Generally a move is something that you can do yourself. Here is some additional info: Help:Moving a page. If you would still like some help with the move, just let folks know here. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 06:33, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


I can't do it myself, because it's a move from another user's userspace. I just tried twice again, but the last refusal said, "New users moving others' user and user talk pages". I've contributed to Meta for seven years but this is a move from another user's userspace, although, as discussed above, apparently supported in advance by that editor. The Help page didn't have any advice on point. Could someone please move the essay and its talk page and both their histories/diffs? Thank you kindly. Nick Levinson (talk) 03:20, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done (diff). Matiia (talk) 03:26, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

mass creation vandalism in Min Nan Wikipedia

Moved to Vandalism reports‎.--Syum90 (talk) 11:03, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

mass creation vandalism in Min Nan Wikipedia appear again

Moved to Vandalism reports‎.--Syum90 (talk) 10:47, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Grammar check in central notice

The grammar in "This month is the Wikipedia Asian Month, check out and sign -up now!" does not seem to be very good. Please could someone fix it? Specifically, the use of the comma, the term "check out" and the hyphen placement. Thanks MSGJ (talk) 12:33, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

PS This relates to Wikipedia Asian Month. MSGJ (talk) 12:36, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

MassMessage sender right

Hi! Since I am leader of Wikimedians of Uzbekistan Community, which is an official affiliate of WMF, I need to send MassMessage to all participants. I will do in in uzwiki and ruwiki as well. --Ochilov (talk) 16:28, 30 October 2015 (UTC)


Asking for this right again, because it will be archived soon and nobody replied. --Ochilov (talk) 04:41, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

@Ochilov: Will you only use it to send messages to participants in the Uzbekistan group? PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:47, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17:, yes. --Ochilov (talk) 15:26, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@Ochilov: Is this a one-time message or will you need to send several different messages in the future? If it's only one message, we can just send it for you. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:04, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17:, no, I plan send them in future, of course: We are going to have Wikipedia 15, meetups, edit-a-thons, some other celebrations and I need to announce it. --Ochilov (talk) 17:16, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@Ochilov: Yes check.svg Granted. Please read the guide if you haven't already done so. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:16, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17:, thank you very much! --Ochilov (talk) 18:23, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

CentralNotice banner - Urgent

Hi all! Please someone create a CentralNotice banner for the Commons:European Science Photo Competition 2015 in Greece, run by the Wikimedia Community User Group Greece with the following data:

from November 1st to November 30th, 2015.
logged-in and anonymous users.
projects: all
languages: el, en
geolocated to: GR (Greece)
en text1: European Science Photo Competition 2015 in Greece
en text2: Enrich Wikipedia with images of scientific subjects.
el text1: Ευρωπαϊκός Διαγωνισμός Επιστημονικής Φωτογραφίας στην Ελλάδα
en text2: Εμπλουτίστε τη Wikipedia με εικόνες σε επιστημονικά θέματα.
left image: File:Logo for e-Science Photo Competition v2 without text.svg
right image: File:Nuvola Greek flag.svg

I note that, start date is today. --Geraki TL 07:17, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

+ There is already a generic centralnotice for the same competition, pointing to the central commons page in English. As for Greece it should be replaced by the banner as described above. -Geraki TL 22:31, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

@Geraki: Did someone do this already? Seems like the CentralNotice requests aren't being handled as quickly as they used to be. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:01, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
No PiRSquared17, it is not done. :-( -Geraki TL 06:34, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@Geraki: Done, can you see it? PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:56, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, thank you PiRSquared17! -Geraki TL 07:16, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


Please approve Ukrainian translation which was been done ages ago. The banner is showing in Russian for Ukrainian interface now which ironically is quite harassing for some users. --Base (talk) 23:35, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Looks like it is ok already. -- Ата (talk) 13:33, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

It was indeed published. However, as per discussion directly below, there has been a change in the banner's text. The sentence "Survey data handled by Qualtrics" has been changed to "Survey data handled by a third party". So, all translations done before the change, including Ukrainian, are now reverted back to 'proofreading' status. Feel free to review and correct the above sentence in your language so that it can be published again.Kalliope (WMF) (talk) 12:20, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
That has happened later. --Base (talk) 01:19, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, the discussion and the relevant change to the text happened later. Which is why the translation done at the time is no longer showing. It currently needs to be reviewed once again, so that the text correction is reflected. As soon as this is done, it can be published.Kalliope (WMF) (talk) 10:10, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Re: Survey powered by Qualtrics

In the harassment survey banner, "Survey powered by Qualtrics" looks like advertising, while the purpose is to inform about privacy policy. The problem is that the link label is not descriptive. Please change to "Survey data handled by Qualtrics" or "Survey data handled by a third party". Nemo 15:32, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Done, for the English version: Special:Diff/14500459 and Special:Diff/14500461 -Pete F (talk) 15:48, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: Since the link is to the privacy statement -- and to follow the W3 recommendation you cite -- shouldn't it read more like "Survey data handled by a third party. (privacy statement)" -- ? -Pete F (talk) 15:52, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Having just seen this banner, can I point out that it looks odd that "handled by a third party" is the only blue link in the banner - shouldn't the first line also be blue to indicate that it is actually a link? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 22:02, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
"Survey data handled by 3rd party (Qualtrics - see policy)". --Vituzzu (talk) 22:16, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Pete, as for the more verbose version, I'm not sure it's more descriptive. The only real content of the privacy policy is that data is sent to USA, which means the user effectively waives any right they might have.[1] My favourite version would be "Survey data sent to a USA corporation" but that might be perceived as undue weight! Nemo 22:19, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
@Mike Peel: To be honest, I don't know how to pull up a rendered version of the banner, so I hope I didn't mess it up too badly. It seemed like a straightforward change. @Nemo bis: I understand your points, and am willing to follow more specific direction; but I'm not sure I have a better suggestion myself. Some version of your last suggestion might work, but it's a substantial change and I'd want to see stronger consensus around it before making such a change myself. My own suggestion was more minor; it was based on giving the reader a clear indication that a privacy policy is the thing that would be linked to; from what I had read here and on the page, I had expected it to be Qualtrics' main page. The privacy policy does seem like a more informative kind of page to send the reader to, but it's only useful if the reader has a reasonable chance of guessing that's where they're being pointed. -Pete F (talk) 23:46, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
rendered version (there is a "preview on-wiki" link right below the title on the banner edit page). --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 07:24, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, but I still find this line problematic. We are linking to there commercial website, including all their header, with a bold links to create accounts. The privacy page should be hosted on the foundation wiki, mentioning that the survey done by using 3rd party system, not by linking directly to their website. --Itzike (talk) 21:33, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
a banner for something not content related, involving another commercial website? this seems not ok. having virgin doubling donations was not scandal enough obviously :) --ThurnerRupert (talk) 22:05, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Itzike and ThurnerRupert, these comments make sense, but they are not quite specific enough for me to act on. If the following two things can be addressed, I think we can fix this:

  • What is the best English rewrite of the text? (Other languages welcome too, but let's at least start with one.)
  • What should a Foundation Wiki page be titled, and what is our authority to post there? I am happy to create a page there if I know it will not draw objections (from Qualtrix, from WMF, etc.) What is the basis for believing it can be posted there? I doubt it is explicitly available under a free license, for instance. -Pete F (talk) 22:33, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
I think the link should be remove until other decision. --Itzike (talk) 21:45, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
Itzike, I believe that means that those answering the survey will not be informed that their information is being privately handed off to a third party, or what the terms of that agreement are. As of now I am not comfortable with that as an interim solution, and am not prepared to implement it. -Pete F (talk) 04:52, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Itzike, to be clear: I do not oppose your suggestion, but as an admin I am not comfortable making that significant a change without some clear consensus that takes the various impacts into account. I am willing to make small changes to the text, if they improve it without negative side effects. And the WMF Wiki version makes sense to me, but I'm not clear on who can approve putting it there. Again, I can do it, but I would need permission from somebody at WMF, and I'm not sure who to ask. What staff ember is responsible for the survey, do you know? LuisV (WMF)? Siko (WMF)? -Pete F (talk) 08:11, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@Mpaulson (WMF):, just making sure you're aware of the discussion above. -Pete F (talk) 20:15, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for flagging this discussion, Pete. Ponging to PEarley (WMF) and Mdennis (WMF), whose team is running this survey, so that they can advise further. Cheers, Siko (WMF) (talk) 23:18, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Pete F. Their policy is fully copyright reserved. We do need the link to it so that people who take the survey will know how their data will be handled prior to taking it. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 23:41, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
As a suggestion, couldn't a link to it be incorporated into the "Legal Disclaimer" landing page at the start of the survey? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 23:45, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Mdennis (WMF), content need not be freely licensed to be published on the Foundation Wiki. It could potentially be posted there under Fair Use, or by a WMF assessment that there is zero probability that Quantrics would object or litigate, or by explicit consent from Qualtrics. As Itzike has pointed out, under the current setup, it is not possible to learn how Qualtrics will use one's data, without giving them data (via Facebook cookies and the like on their site). That is a vicious cycle we should break. It would be best to find a way to post the privacy statement elsewhere. -Pete F (talk) 18:50, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Pete F . :) I've spoken to legal, and they tell me that this is not possible for a number of reasons - not only copyright. The link has to be to the privacy policy as hosted by Qualtrics. It's okay to not name the third party, they say, but the only way to really warn people that following the link takes them to an external site is to say so. It would be fine to include a parenthetical notation of such - such as ""Survey data handled by a third party (please see [link their site for their privacy policy])". The original language, as I understand it, was hoping to avoid being overly wordy, but if longer text eliminates confusion then it's worth it. If you have other language, happy to take it back to them. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 23:02, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi all - I'm seeing a couple of thing here to capture what we've learned for future surveys. The first is make sure to include contact information somewhere for banners/surveys (I'm surprised this is not already easy to find out). The second is identifying language that we can use since we are required to link to external survey service privacy policy. Is this accurate? I'd like to capture this somewhere in the Survey support desk Thanks! --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 22:34, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
And just to make sure, the language is currently "Survey data handled by a third party" (The banner just popped up for me for the first time!) --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 22:37, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you EGalvez (WMF). I am happy with the current language, and those who are not have not offered an alternative (besides removing it from the banner entirely -- and at least to me, the reasons why that won't work are persuasive). The additional point I would make is, when finalizing a contract with a survey vendor, it should be requested that they permit the text of their privacy policy (along with the name of the firm and a link to their web site) to be published on the Foundation Wiki. The Orwellian "you must unknowingly give us data via tracking cookies, in order to learn how we will use your data" may be normal in the wider world, but it is something Wikimedia should stand firmly against in our practices. -Pete F (talk) 22:57, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

please delete cdo:The Muppets in cdo wiki

totally written in another language. 2001:8003:2036:4800:1591:AA80:F936:D737 wrote it, it's no meanful context written in english. I hange the "delete" template in the article, but was removed by him [2].-- 07:44, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 13:54, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
For future reference, the proper venue for requests like this is SRM. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:59, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for Central Notice Banner from WMVE

Hi all! I would like someone to please to create a CentralNotice banner for an Wikimedia Venezuela event for the next two weeks starting tomorrow.

  • Campaign:
    • link:
    • from November 9th to November 19th, 2015.
    • logged-in and anonymous users.
    • projects: all
    • languages: es, en
    • geolocated to: VE (Venezuela)
    • text1: ¡Te invitamos al Caracas Startup Weekend ‎Educación, ‎el 20, 21 y 22 de noviembre en la UCAB!
    • text2: Tendrás 54 horas para compartir ideas, formar equipos, construir productos y lanzar startups que se centren específicamente en la educación, el proceso de aprendizaje y / o enseñanza
    • left image: File:Logo Startup Weekend.svg
    • right image: File:Wikimedia Venezuela logo.svg

Many thanks in advance, Oscar (t) · @ 03:33, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

I'll do this later if nobody beats me to it. PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:57, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@Oscar .: is this OK? Here is the campaign if anyone wants to enable it. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:10, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
It's great, I appreciate your work with so short notice @PiRSquared17:. Oscar (t) · @ 20:57, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@Oscar .: Enabled. :-) PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:58, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi folks,

I made a request for a banner 10 days ago but nobody made the banner, here is the information. This is the event -> planned by Wikimedia Argentina in Capital Federal, next November 21th. We want to try this campaigns:


--Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 13:38, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

@Giselle Bordoy WMAR: Done, sorry for the delay. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:30, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! :@PiRSquared17: The important is that is running :) --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 13:40, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Request from Wikipedia Asian Month/Organizers

I want to these adding to Wikipedia Asian Month/Organizers especially Japanese.--永続繁栄 (talk) 06:33, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

@AddisWang: Can you please confirm (s)he can be added? Matiia (talk) 20:19, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@Matiia:We handling all requests at here.--AddisWang (talk) 20:27, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Ok, X mark.svg Not done then. :) Matiia (talk) 20:39, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
But no reply from him unfortunately, so I want to be add list or know no replying of reason.--永続繁栄 (talk) 09:59, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Please delete a .js paga

Hi. I request you to delete User:Jmvkrecords/Rtool.js, please. Regards, Jmvkrecords (Intra talk) 18:21, 11 November 2015 (UTC).

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 18:22, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Bad German translation of HarassmentSurvey2015

There are many mistakes at HarassmentSurvey2015 (qualtrics). Could someone check it again? Best regards --Yoursmile (talk) 08:29, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

Kalliope --Base (talk) 19:04, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Yoursmile. It would be most helpful if you let us know where the mistakes are exactly (which question, which statement, which word, etc.), so that we can target correcting them.Kalliope (WMF) (talk) 07:10, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

"This November is the Wikipedia Asian Month" languages

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

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)

Request for Central Notice Banner-Urgent

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)

Harassment consultation 2015 in Swedish

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)

something about IP's mass creation, and title blacklist

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

Mass Message Sender Right

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

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

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

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

@PiRSquared17 and 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)

Requesting upload rights

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)
    • @Peteforsyth: The graphs at Research:Tech support satisfaction poll#Results are what I had in mind. I don't mind uploading them to Commons, but they seem more appropriate as local uploads since they have no use outside of the survey reports. Ryan Kaldari (WMF) (talk) 18:23, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
      • Thanks for explaining. To clarify my support vote, I have no strong opinion about whether such files should go on Meta or on Commons, but I don't think a technical obstacle to a reasonable and knowledgeable volunteer or WMF staff member is a useful enforcement mechanism. I would encourage those of you who care strongly about this to continue discussing, and ideally to write up a clear and concise guideline, with indications of the consensus achieved. -Pete F (talk) 19:29, 26 November 2015 (UTC)
        • The comment of yours above seems to me that you're suggesting to disregard our opinions because they don't suit you all, which if true, is worrying. The discussion is already happening here, and if the job is not being done is because the files ain't uploaded to Commons where they should be if they're appropriately licensed and credited (I see they already are so what's the problem?). There are some files here that we might need to store locally because of the disputed GFDL-presumed status, but anything else should be moved to Commons, and as Theo said, we've been discouraging local uploads since a long time already. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 01:10, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Hiding 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)

Change CentralNotice, part two

Could someone please fix the grammar error in the CentralNotice for Asian Month? The banner reads "The Wikipedia Asian Month is ending soon, please report your contributions before it ends." Note the comma splice; the comma needs to be replaced with a semicolon, or the sentence needs to be split into two sentences. Nyttend (talk) 21:54, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

@Nyttend: Would a period or semicolon be better? PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:52, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
Doesn't matter, as long as it's grammatical. I'd use a semicolon more, but others have told me that I use them more than most people do. Nyttend (talk) 23:20, 29 November 2015 (UTC)