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help if needed[edit]

Hey, I just learned about the work of the Translation subcommittee at Wikimania. I know quite a few languages, translate also actively Ubuntu distros on Launchpad so I think I could be of use. If you need any help or have tasks please just let me know! --Dimi z (talk) 15:59, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering to work on translations! Our regular requests for translators are listed on Translation requests. Linked from that page are specific requests, such as translations for the Wikimedia Foundation's official website ( If you are interested in article translation, we recommend our international collaboration page as a great place to begin: "Translation of the Week".
Thanks again for your interest --Az1568 (talk) 21:30, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Apology for removal of admin rights[edit]

Dear Alex,

I'm sorry for the abrupt removal of admin rights on the Foundation wiki, which wasn't announced in advance. We've been talking internally for a while about making the governance structure of this wiki more clear, i.e., decisions regarding content and practices in this wiki are ultimately up to WMF staff. There may be projects during which it makes sense to assign temporary adminship to volunteers, as well, but we wanted to start with a clear separation of roles and responsibilities.

I apologize, though, for the hasty implementation of this decision! I didn't intend to express any disrespect or distrust. On the contrary, I'm very grateful for all the work you and other volunteers have done on the Wikimedia Foundation wiki over the years, and I hope you won't be too discouraged by this experience. I'll be posting an update about the next steps for on the wikimedia-l mailing list soon.

Please do reach out to me if there's anything else I can do. Gyoung (talk) 04:56, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Викимедија ЛГБТ[edit]

Hi. Can you please explain why this should be deleted? PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:35, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure thing. As you can see here, the original page was a broken redirect. So it was tagged as such for deletion as part of a batch of broken redirects that I was clearing out. I see that you edited the redirect and linked it to the translation which is great, so there's no need to delete it now. However, "what links here" shows that nothing else on Meta links to that page currently. So at the time I didn't feel it was absolutely necessary to keep it, as the majority of users would typically find that page via the header on the LGBT portal. --Az1568 (talk) 01:13, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
True, but I'd rather leave a redirect as it is harmless (and could potentially help someone). Thanks for the explanation. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:01, 17 December 2013 (UTC)


Is this channel active? Can it be redirected to #wikimedia-affcom? --Nemo 10:45, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

I believe It's been dead for quite a while. But I'll see if I can place a forward in later today. --Az1568 (talk) 15:22, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Superprotect letter update[edit]

Hi Az1568,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect status[edit]

Dear Az1568, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:06, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Global CSS/JS migration[edit]

Hello Az1568. You have global.js and global.css pages which contain your global scripts and styles for all wikis. Since August 19th, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis (see announcement). Since you already load them yourself on some wikis, you may experience script errors or issues like tools being added twice. I can fix that for you by merging your local scripts and styles into your global pages, and deleting the local pages with synchbot. Do you want me to do that? —Pathoschild 18:03, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Hey @Pathoschild, that would be great if you could! Let me know if you need any additional information from me to help with the request. --Az1568 (talk) 08:00, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Done! You can see the full log on your archive page. —Pathoschild 14:14, 20 February 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your recent cleanup of Meta. It is appreciated. Good to have you back. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:01, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks PiRSquared17! :-) --Az1568 (talk) 21:40, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Sysop flag[edit]

Per RfA unanimous support I have granted you a brand new sysop flag, and here is also my very warm "welcome back"!

--M/ (talk) 11:36, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Welcome back Az and congratulations! Best, -- M\A 12:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! :D --Az1568 (talk) 20:51, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Cgratz! Now +V me on all CVN Channel >:D.--AldNonymousBicara? 22:34, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi Az1568, congratulations of the new job. Already you've even started. --Uğurkenttalk 21:09, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! --Az1568 (talk) 00:55, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Tell me you won't leave Wikibooks ;( --Atcovi (talk) 01:25, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Aw, I'll definitely still be around just as much as usual. There's always lots to be done there! --Az1568 (talk) 02:01, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


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For your contributions to the 2015 Strategy Consultation. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 06:28, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks PB! --Az1568 (talk) 21:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

My Userpage[edit]

Hello, I wanted to create my userpage here on meta, when I saw that the page was deleted on February 25th. Can you tell me why the page was deleted? I've never edited my userpage on meta before --Korrektor123 (talk) 17:53, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Someone other than you made a test edit there and it was deleted. --Az1568 (talk) 03:11, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Updated scripts[edit]

Hi Az1568. I edited your pathos.js to update you to the latest version of ajax sysop and TemplateScript, which are compatible with the latest MediaWiki changes and reside on the Wikimedia Tool Labs for easier updates. I also updated various deprecated functions, made your scripts HTTPS-compatible, and removed the obsolete babel transition script. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 03:03, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Pathoschild. --Az1568 (talk) 03:34, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi again! I edited your templatescript.js to update TemplateScript. I also removed the sample code, since it was broken (it had subst: fragments that got parsed) and only made sense on en-wikisource. You don't seem to be using the script anywhere, but at least it's up to date. ;) —Pathoschild 01:12, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Link FA/GA templates[edit]

Hi. Can you please delete co:Template:Link FA? All info is not kept in Wikidata and we are removing these old templates. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 20:01, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

It's been deleted. --Az1568 (talk) 02:36, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 31 December[edit]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me ( Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
Gregory Varnum (User:GVarnum-WMF), Wikimedia Foundation

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