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Distribution list for Embassies?[edit]

Hi everyone. I am looking for a global message delivery list which only features Embassies/translation noticeboards. Wikidata doesn't help much in that its list is not the list of the pages where messages get actually delivered. Thanks for your attention! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 13:01, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


I blocked your Bot on dewiki. You have no Botflag please make a request on dewiki Bot/Anfragen --Itti (talk) 09:22, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

This is not a user talk page. --Glaisher (talk) 09:31, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
@Itti: Oh, I guess you meant User:Translation Notification Bot. It is not a user account but it is a system account used by TranslationNotifications extension just like User:MediaWiki_message_delivery. If you want bot flag to be set to the account, it needs to be done by the locals. Please consider unblocking it. --Glaisher (talk) 09:39, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Simple misunderstanding by the sysop, will need to be reversed. Continues locally: [1]. --Nemo 09:40, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

FuzzyBot breaking links[edit]

FuzzyBot has recently moved several pages without leaving redirects. This has resulted in several broken links, as at Wikilegal, where the redlinked pages were moved and the bot didn't leave a redirect or adjust links to the pages. Since users and discussions on other wikis may link here as well, I think the bot should be instructed to leave the redirects intact (in addition to restoring the deleted ones). – Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:04, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

FuzzyBot only moves pages when a user does a move on the translatable pages. And there is no option to leave redirects when doing so. This is phab:T41023. --Glaisher (talk) 04:23, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Request for Arabic and French translations of WikiArabia2015[edit]

I think WikiArabia2015 should have translations in both Arabic and French. French is a major language of Tunisia, where the conference will be held, so it is also very important. Also WikiArabia/fr needs to be completed. WhisperToMe (talk) 07:05, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Remove from translation[edit]

I want to remove User:Baffo do translator.
If possible, move the notices translator on the talk page GseSro. Thank you.

You don't simply move user page to change your username. Please request it at SRUC. --Glaisher (talk) 16:18, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Why the bad name Babylon?[edit]

I cannot understand why it was not possible to make a better name for this Wikimedia project. 1) Is not "Babylon" as a name already occupied on Internet? 2) Was not it in Babel and not in Babylon confusion of tongues occurred? 3) The name Babylon represents something very bad for many people, mostly religious but also other people. Ask many Christian groups, Rastafarians, etc. It's like to name it "Satan", "Western (white) domination and oppression", "a world order is on the way to perdition", etc. 4) Historically it is a bloody occupying force similar to Assyria. 5) Babylon is a part of Middle Eastern and Western history / historiography. I'm currently traveling in China, Malaysia and Indonesia, and here nobody knows anything about what Babylon is. They have never heard the word and / or do not know its history. WHY not call it "Worldtongues" or something similar? --Caspiax (talk) 00:14, 12 March 2015 (UTC) (meditate no bad, love is lovely and war is ugly)

About Translations:Tech/News/2015/12/14[edit]

Needs more documentation, I'm a bit nervous that what's a bad user name, spam-blacklisted? or with some invalid characters, i.e. w:Mojibake? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:33, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Ignore me, I've paid attention to the link. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:40, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia Russia/2013[edit]

I don't know where to request that, so I'm writing here.

The translation of the page mentioned is restricted only to English, and restricted from any other language. But the thing is that on the Special:LanguageStats for Ukrainian, the message group "Wikimedia Russia" appears as if there still are some untranslated messages in it. I've translated everything I could in that group. The only page left untranslated in that group is restricted from translation to any language except English.

So, can anybody do anything about that? I want that message group to be removed from Special:LanguageStats for Ukrainian language. Otherwise why should it annoy our translators showing that "there are untranslated messages" if they are actually restricted from translation?..--Piramid ion  19:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

From the history of that page: last year another user tried to translate the page to Romanian and got the error message: diff --Piramid ion  19:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)