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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello AleXXw, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! Ottava Rima (talk) 04:53, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

thx ;) --AleXXw 08:02, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wikivoyage 2013 logo selection process[edit]

Hello, AleXXw. I want to thank you for submitting your logo design to the process. Obviously, the community was quite taken with it and voted accordingly. Our legal department has identified some problems with the proposal, but they believe that you can modify the logo to avoid legal issues. Essentially, you would need to change the shape of the three arrow elements in the design. They cannot be shaped as concave quadrilaterals, but they can be triangles, quadrilaterals that are not concave, or other shapes. They would need to review this after the finalist community consultation, on August 17th, to be sure they could submit it for the final vote. You are welcome to submit it to us sooner, in case you want to make further modifications if there are outstanding issues.

We really appreciate your submitting your logo and do apologize for the complication, but after the issues with the first logo we would like to make sure that this one does not encounter similar issues. Thank you! --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:07, 10 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

thsnks for the review, I'll look at it just after Wikimania. Sadly I have to say that using other kind of arrows would generate a completly other Logo... Could you say what Logo might be issued, perhaps per mail or personal here in Hong Kong? I've done several serches but couldn't find anything similar... Best --AleXXw (talk) 14:44, 10 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi AleXXw. Perhaps changing the two line segments forming the concavity to a concave curve would be sufficient and would not change the logo too much. Cheers, · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 16:16, 11 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
I think new variant 4 could be a well accepted one between the community. However, we need to find out the legal department opinion asap to continue the discussion in a productive way. Who can organize it, Maggie perhaps? --Danapit (talk) 12:13, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
I have sent an email asking. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 12:48, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, Maggie. --Danapit (talk) 12:53, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
The legal team says that variant 4 is fine, User:Danapit. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 16:02, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Great! Best --AleXXw (talk) 16:19, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

new logo localizations[edit]

ready logos
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Hi there. Thanks for your hard work on the new logo! Could you possibly churn up a version that says "Wikiviajes"? I think the folks over at es: would appreciate it. Thanks! Texugo (talk) 22:07, 2 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Yes, we would appreciate it a lot. I'd also like to know if we can make a version with the text below the three arrows, if it isn't much work. Thanks you :) — ΛΧΣ21 03:41, 3 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi, I'll create the Wikiviajes-Version this evening. @Hahc21: I can create such version, but it wouldn't be the elected logo anymore ;) Best --AleXXw (talk) 04:27, 3 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

I know, but it can have some use in the future ;) Thank you again! Oh, I rotated your logo a bit to create the new versions of the user right logos. Cheers! — ΛΧΣ21 05:32, 3 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Here they are. Best --AleXXw (talk) 09:13, 4 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi! I have a request too. Could you make a Polish version logo Wikivoyage, "Wikipodróże"? Thanks in advance. Sewerin94 (talk)

I'm pleased to do so, see right. Best --AleXXw (talk) 20:15, 4 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much! :) Sewerin94 (talk)

If you want me to localize the logo I'd ask you to provide

  • text for the first line ("wiki" in original)
  • text for the second line ("voyage" in original)
  • language-code (ie de for Deutsch or en for English)

For most latin fonts I'll have no problem to find that infos out, but it would be hard for me for many others ;) Best --AleXXw (talk) 20:36, 4 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

First line ("wiki") Second line ("voyage"/"guide") Language code
вики гид ru
ויקי (???) מסע (???) he
вікі мандри uk
βικι ταξίδια el

PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:38, 4 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Lizenz für Grundrisse aus dem Dehio[edit]

Hallo AleXXw,

ich habe Probleme mit Gebäudegrundrissen aus dem Dehio, die vielleicht andere Wikipedianer auch haben könnten. So hat man mir den Kirchengrundriss File:Pfarrkirche Straning Grundriss.jpg gelöscht, der eigentlich gemeinfrei sein sollte, wie mir auch Dr. Lehne gestern im Gespräch bestätigt hat.

Dr. Lehne wäre auch bereit, uns eine generelle Lizenz ähnlich jener zu geben, wie ich sie von der Gemeinde Sitzendorf ( {{Sitzendorf permission}} ) habe. Sie würde sich auf Grundrißzeichnungen aus dem Dehio, die von angemeldeten Benutzern hochgeladen werden, beziehen. Damit wären ähnliche Probleme ein für allemal behoben.

Ich bitte Dich nun um folgende Infos:

  1. Wie muß der Text für eine derartige Lizenz formuliert sein und
  2. Wohin muß Dr. Lehne diese Lizenzfreigabe schicken, damit wir eine {{Dehio permission}} bekommen.

Danke für Deine Bemühungen und freundliche Grüße --M@nfred 08:23, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikimania 2014[edit]


My name is Victor and I'm a storyteller and video producer for the Wikimedia Foundation. I'll be looking to capture stories about Wikimedians at Wikimania in London in a week. Here is an example of the kind of thing that I'm aiming to do. I saw that you're attending Wikimania and I was wondering if you might have some time to talk about your work on Wikimedia projects. Anyway let me know if you are interested, I'll be at Wikimania from the 6th-10th of August and would need maybe 30 minutes of your time. I can answer any questions you may have. I’m best reached at vgrigas(at)


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Help decide the future of Wikimania[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation is currently running a consultation on the value and planning process of Wikimania, and is open until 18 January 2016. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikimania to help guide conference planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikimania could take (starting in 2018).

After reviewing the consultation, we'd like to hear your feedback on on this survey.

In addition, feel free to share any personal experiences you have had at at a Wikimedia movement conference, including Wikimania. We plan to compile and share back outcomes from this consultation in February.

With thanks,

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Towards a New Wikimania results[edit]

Last December, I invited you to share your views on the value of Wikimedia conferences and the planning process of Wikimania. We have completed analysis of these results and have prepared this report summarizing your feedback and important changes for Wikimania starting in 2018 as an experiment. Feedback and comments are welcome at the discussion page. Thank you so much for your participation. I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, 22:47, 8 February 2016 (UTC)Reply