Meta:Requests for translation adminship/Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE)

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The following discussion is preserved as an archive of a closed Meta-Wiki request. Please do not modify it.
Final tally: Support Support: 6 • Oppose Oppose: 0 • Neutral Neutral: 0 (100%)
Result: Promoted. —MarcoAurelio 10:18, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE)[edit]

Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk contribs count logs page moves block log CA email)

Hello, hello!
I know, unusual request: But could I get a translation adminship being a WMDE staff member? Especially this year (and the next too), Wikimedia Deutschland will publish many documents, like Learning Patterns, reports, etc. and our policy is to provide most of our documents in English and German, as the latter is one our biggest language communities in the Wikimedia movement. Therefore I'd like to be able to enable the translation extension with my staff account. My personal (volunteer) account (user:jcornelius) has a translation adminship. However, due to obvious policy reasons, I don't like to mix personal and staff actions and would love to keep that separated. Thank you for you attention, best, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 15:06, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

  • SupportDerHexer (Talk) 09:52, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support no problem, as you have already familiar with the bit. ~ Nahid Talk 13:30, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support You have my approval.--Grind24 (talk) 13:31, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Why the wait?--AldNonymousBicara? 14:35, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose for the time being. Can nominee explain what is wrong with tagging like this please? I am not sure that he has read the docs on mww. Once he has read the docs I would happily change my vote to support. --Base (talk) 15:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
  • @Grind24 (and @base):I have read the text on MediaWiki, even before Base's comment. I suppose that in Base's point of view I should have used less <translate> tags and used Special:MyLanguage for the links. While I forgot the latter and promise to use it more often, I think the first is simply a different way of using the software. In my point of view, that shouldn't be an obstacle for the “right” to enable the translation extension. Best, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 08:46, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the answer.--Grind24 (talk) 11:16, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Yup besides what you have mentioned you also tagged sections headings a wrong way. The docs are mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration and mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation example. The former docpage has examples of how the tagging should be done. It is important that *all* translate admins follow this style of tagging so that translators won't need to adjust to each next one TA's whims. When one TA does not follow the docs other ones get extra work to be done of fixing that first one's tagging. It is not like it is enjoyable work. I assume that you will now reread the docs and will follow them more carefully in the future thus I am changing my vote to Support Support one. --Base (talk) 07:58, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - as you already have it on your personal account. --Ochilov (talk) 14:46, 18 August 2015 (UTC)