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Meta-Wiki has a small active community. When a normal user requires the assistance of an administrator or bureaucrat for some particular task, it is not always easy to find one. This page helps users find one when they need one; asking specific admins directly via their talk pages is one way to elicit a fast response. See also: Stewards' noticeboard, Access to nonpublic information policy noticeboard, Category:Meta-Wiki policies, Category:Global policies
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New translations of Stewards' election notice[edit]

New translations FY[edit]

I've just made 4 translations (--> Special:Contributions/PiefPafPier), and was asked to leave a note here. Thanks! --PiefPafPier (talk) 09:19, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

new translation/translatio nova[edit]

Hi, I have translated the steward election message into Latin, and was asked to leave a note here. Cheers, Genericusername57 (talk) 16:21, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Saluete, nuntio procuratorum elegendorum in latinum translato, mandata sum ut hanc epistulam scriberem. Curate ut ualeatis, Genericusername57 (talk) 16:21, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Translation to Ido[edit]

Hi! I've translated "The steward elections have started. Please vote." to Ido: => "L'elekti por super-administreri (stewards) ja komencis. Videz se tu povas votar!". But the translation doesn't appear! Joao Xavier (talk) 23:10, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Ingush / ГIалгIай[edit]

I did the translation in the Ingush language --Adam-Yourist (talk) 06:43, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Done, Published. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: Are these going through to CentralNotice? If they are, then maybe with the change in the relationships that we need to be pointing these translations to that noticeboard, rather than here, seeing it is no longer a sysop or 'crat relationship.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Yes, CN. The text is located at CNBanner:Stewvote-text1/qqq. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:11, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
I am not sure if asking people to post elsewhere will lead to have those pages updated. At least this page is actively watched. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:12, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Translation to Bikol Sentral[edit]

Hi, I already translate te banner to Bikol Central (bcl), thanks ---Philippines ShiminUfesoj Philippines 08:19, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Request for patroller/rollbacker right for user Zoranzoki21 on this wiki[edit]

Hi, I would like to get patroller/rollbacker right so I can quickly reverts vandalisms on pages. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:08, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Both of your recent reverts were for edits that were likely made in good faith. This edit was likely the user putting the translation in the wrong area (the text is a translation of the title), and this edit again seems like a good-faith addition by someone who isn't very familiar with how Meta works. In these cases, the (undo) button should be used, and you should add an edit summary that explains what the user has done wrong. Because you don't have much other experience reverting vandalism here, I'm going to say X mark.svg Not done for now, but I'd be happy to reconsider in the future. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:24, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I know to for these things should be used undo button. User which made this edit, asked me on email what he did wrong. I told him what is wrong and I explained him how he should work. Thank you for your trust! Zoranzoki21 (talk) 17:28, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Edit to archive[edit]

Implement this edit to Steward requests/Permissions/2013-06, to prevent the entire bottom half of the page from showing up in small green font. Pppery (talk) 17:11, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneAjraddatz (talk) 17:36, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

There's a lot of archived pages that suffer from similar font issues. What should be done about them? Pppery (talk) 21:58, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Are they greatly affecting the archives usability? Or are they just appearing as lint errors. If it is minor issues, or just Linter errors, then, sort of falls into the <shrug> space with broken links, etc. If they are actually problematic, then we can look to fix them.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:09, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
I'd personally be happy to fix any specific examples that are found, but generally I don't think a concerted effort is needed. While they are annoying they don't impair the functionality of the archives. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:25, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
These do cause large visual displays (ex: in Steward requests/Permissions/2014-04 (which I tried to fix, triggering Special:AbuseLog/552417) , the entire bottom of the page appears in blue and the bottom of the page appears as code in Steward requests/Permissions/2005), so they aren't just lint errors, although Ajraddatz is right that they don't exactly impair the functionality of the archives. Pppery (talk) 00:03, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
I don't see the harm in someone wanting to fix them. The filter could just be brought down to & !("autopatrol" in user_rights) while someone fixes them. It can be restored after they are done. Nihlus 00:49, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
It is the philosophical question that should be answered first of what is the status of our archives, and what do we want done within them, and by whom; as the restriction placed was at the level that the stewards indicated. I am not worried about the technical solution, there are numbers of solutions available.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:38, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Update Wiki Loves Africa banner Arabic translation[edit]

Please update MediaWiki:Centralnotice-WikiLovesAfrica 2019-wla2019-2/ar to reflect my edit to CNBanner:WikiLovesAfrica 2019-wla2019-2/ar to fix some typos in the translation. Thanks. --Meno25 (talk) 08:02, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Translation of CUCC[edit]

For the following pages:

The revisions just before FuzzyBot contained completed manual translations and they are already 100% done. Please help publish such versions.--無聊龍 (talk) 17:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

I see that there were translations taking place outside of the Translation system. When I follow the link in I see the statement "Translation to Traditional Chinese is disabled: Translate in zh please." If those extra translations are desired, then they will need to be copied over into the translation system. Best that we ping @Xaosflux: for they set the page to translate.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:13, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
@無聊龍 and Billinghurst: I only enabled default translation, it seems across meta zh-hans and zh-hant are disabled as deprecated in CommonSettings.php (see $wgTranslateBlacklist section) and phab:T124013. If you would like to un-deprecate these languages I suggest starting a discussion at Meta talk:Babylon. — xaosflux Talk 04:40, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux:I don't think it's worthy to request such change for only one project page. Is it possible to disable translation system completely on that page and we just go back to do it manually without the system? Thanks.--無聊龍 (talk) 04:48, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@無聊龍: This seems fine, to verify: you want to keep the versions in: en, zh, zh-hans, and zh-hant - correct? I'm checking the process to remove the translation and also convert the translation units back in. (Anyone else with better directions on that feel free to chime in!). — xaosflux Talk 14:14, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
@Xaosflux: That's right, thanks! --無聊龍 (talk) 15:32, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Time2wait.svg On hold - OK I know a few ways to do this, but they all loose attribution of the translation: namespace events, does anyone know of a way to preserve those revisions? — xaosflux Talk 23:09, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Forum#Partial blocks on Meta-Wiki[edit]

Admins to note this post by SPoore (WMF) about rollout of partial blocks to meta.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:27, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Noticed. It's posted on several places already. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:44, 20 February 2019 (UTC)

Report concerning MovenpickResidencesHajarTowerMakkah[edit]

User is only here to make vandalism edits. See also edit filters triggered. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 14:37, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Blocked indef.MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:44, 21 February 2019 (UTC)