Talk:Admin activity review/2013/Notice to communities

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Hi[edit]

"your community received a notice about the discussion" is not strictly true. Not all wikis are on the GMD list, especially very small wikis. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:17, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

That comes to your mind too late :P --MF-W 03:46, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Funnily it might as well be that no wiki with inactive sysops is not on the GMD. We'll see. --MF-W 03:51, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Counterexample: vo.wiktionary.org PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:00, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
We might leave out the sentence when notifying (it's in brackets, fortunately). --MF-W 04:05, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

More things to keep in mind for next time[edit]

  • Restrict translation notifications to languages which have a wiki to which a notice will be sent (cf. [1]). --MF-W 13:43, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  • asking users to translate "(bureaucrat, administrator)" is bogus, we can use {{int:group-sysop-member}} for it. --MF-W 14:35, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Use tvar for links to pages, so people don't translate the page title
  • announce on mailarchive:translators-l too maybe (although notifytranslators is definitely preferable to the mailing list)

Fallback languages[edit]

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Will you use fallback languages? WIll stewards deliver the message by hand or with a bot? PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:57, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Using fallback is a reasonable idea. We will also link to the other translations on meta, I guess. The messages should finally be delivered by hand, IMHO; bots can maybe be used to put them together (text in the correct target language + list of inactive sysops), but humans should make the last check. --MF-W 01:26, 18 July 2013 (UTC)