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Latest comment: 1 month ago by MFischer (WMF) in topic Draft UCoC Training Module 3

General Assembly les sans pagEs Feb 7th 2024


Dear members of the user group des sans pagEs,

Our general meeting will take place on 7 February online. As a member of the user group, you can attend this AGM by joining the association here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/134fW1N1yuQfsHURBfr8Moa3eAr3TBTzPoWEXqCCTrkg/viewform?edit_requested=true You will need to pay a membership fee to join the association, and your membership will be validated by the committee as soon as payment is received by bank transfer.

The membership fee is CHF 200 for external members who are not involved in the project. For volunteers who give their time to the project, the price is free according to their means. The indicative fee, based on what is charged by national chapters, varies between 12 euros for France and 50 Swiss francs for Switzerland.

Natacha LSP Director of sans pagEs Natacha LSP (talk) 18:22, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

WikiAdvocacy Meeting Application


Dear 787IYO,

We are sorry to inform you that your application to the 1st Wikiadvocacy meeting in Santiago hasn't been accepted. Due to very limited spots, the scholarship committee privileged candidates with more specific experience in this area. We appreciate your understanding, Kind regards, PDiazR (WMCL) (talk) 14:21, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply


Hello. In reviewing your candidacy for the U4C, I looked at some of your edits on your home project, the Hausa Wikipedia.

I was surprised to see that you were creating large articles often within minutes of each other. This is an indication of machine translation and copy/pastes.

So, I spot-checked a few: I ran the accompanying English Wikipedia articles through Google Translate to Hausa, and the results were exactly what you had published on hawiki. Word-for-word with no modification.

Beyond that, you periodically copied template calls which do not exist on the Hausa Wikipedia, resulting in broken tables. Given that the next article you created (after the one linked) was under 4 minutes afterwards, it seems you weren't checking for this.

When you publish an edit on Wikipedia, you agree to "release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 4.0 License". The problem here is that these are not your contributions, they are the English Wikipedia's contributions that you copy/pasted into Google Translate and then into the Hause Wikipedia.

Fortunately, content on Wikipedia is freely licensed, so the content does not need to be outright deleted. You do need to go back and add proper attribution to the source text that you machine-translated (as per the license), and check for the many errors that often result from direct machine translation.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 22:22, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for always been there for us, we were in a contest to translate articles related to languages "Wikitongues" https://outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Wikitongues/Wiki_Loves_Mother_Tongues_Campaign?enroll= were we translate to articles from English to other languages. I thank you for reaching out and will love to learn more from your vast experience and skills 787IYO (talk) 22:30, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I don't see how the contest is relevant. You posted unattributed, unmodified machine-translated content on Wikipedia. Are you able to go back and add attribution/review the translations, or would it be better to just delete the pages? Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 22:56, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I will cross check them and do the needful. 787IYO (talk) 23:03, 10 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
The two pages you created after your most recent message here (1, 2) are both unedited machine translations from English to Hausa, which is exactly what you said you would stop doing. I see you were recently elected an admin on that project, and I'd ask that you use your new userrights to remove the copyright violations you added. Regards, Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 20:34, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

UCoC training modules feedback


Hi @787IYO:,

Thank you for signing up to stay informed about the UCoC training modules. If you haven't already, I invite you to review the following modules:

Your insights are valuable to us. After reviewing the training modules, please share your thoughts and comments on their respective talk pages:

We await your feedback by the 17th of May. This will give us time to reflect on your thoughts and include them in the revisions.

If you have any comments that you'd prefer to share privately, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at mfischer@wikimedia.org.

Thank you for your time and contribution! MFischer (WMF) (talk) 10:48, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Draft UCoC Training Module 3


Hello @787IYO! Thank you again for your interest in the UCoC training modules. I just wanted to share with you that the draft of Module 3 is now online. Happy to hear your thoughts and comments by June 10. MFischer (WMF) (talk) 10:08, 27 May 2024 (UTC)Reply