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Talk:Interwiki_map#BCNbio proposed removal[edit]

It was you who requested it, right? --Nemo 17:52, 22 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll open[edit]

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Temas a abordar en Iberoconf[edit]

Mi amigo, he hecho una propuesta de temas a abordar con un par de racionales sobre los mismos, y un desglose más detallado del programa. En espera de tus comentarios. Saludos, --ProtoplasmaKid (WM-MX) (talk) 21:59, 8 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

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2014 FDC self-nomination[edit]

Hello, Osmar! Thank you very much for submitting your nomination to join the Funds Dissemination Committee. I am working with the Board representatives to the FDC on the FDC nominations process. As you know, the public question and answer period is now underway. Please do review the questions and respond to them as you are able. If you are selected for an interview, kindly note that interviews will be held the week of the 23rd June and the 30th, if necessary. If the Board appoints you to the FDC, we will be holding orientation for members prior to Wikimania on August 6 and 7 in London. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to me on my Talk page or at FDCsupport@wikimedia.org. Once again, thank you very much for putting yourself forward as a candidate for the FDC! KLove (WMF) (talk) 23:52, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

Re: NC or ND licenses, that some people argue are not free[edit]

What? Does someone argue they are free licenses? :-) I think you meant "that some people dislike/would abolish because they are not free", beware the misunderstandings. --Nemo 06:31, 21 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your correction :). I don't want to dig in the definition of licensing, considering I'm not an expert and is not also the point of the question, but I don't want to be imprecise so I rephrased that. Thanks for reading also! --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 18:40, 21 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect status[edit]

Dear B1mbo, 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)Reply

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Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]

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Affiliate-selected Board seats/2016/Questions[edit]

Hello there! Please, do assume good faith :) You have not posted your answers to some questions, like:

The voting starts today, so it is better to have everything done as soon as possible. I do want to hear your opinion on the questions you have missed, and I am going to ask this from every candidate, as it is important to understand how a future Trustee (and technically any of us can be elected) treats this or that issue, to know his or her thoughts about it on a public page. And I think that I am not very unique in my desire to have more text to get to know people better :) Wikipedians tend to read people (literally speaking) --アンタナナ 02:15, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

P.S. I do not have intentions to make you answer the questions you do not want to answer, I just want to know your opinion before you are elected as a Trustee. Even if you think that some questions are out of scope or not relevant. Thank you :) --アンタナナ 02:15, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Antanana: Hi! As I mentioned here a few days ago, I had some personal issues and I couldn't reply as fast as I wish. Now, I'm catching up with the rest of the answers and I hope to have them all answered this Easter weekend. --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 12:47, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
oh, I see. I wasn't watching that page, sorry. I hope everything is okay. looking forward to reading your answers then :) --アンタナナ 14:08, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Affiliate-selected Board seats[edit]

Dear B1mbo, I am chair of Wikimedia Ukraine Board and writing to you on behalf of Wikimedia Ukraine. Is it possible for you to find an hour to talk via Skype (hangouts) during the next few days? Preferably before May 6, as we have to vote before May 7. I have written a letter to you, please check your email.

I apologize for such a short notice, but I thought I would have an opportunity to meet all candidates during Wikimedia Conference 2016. And we were really busy with Wiki Loves Earth contest last week --Ilya (talk) 22:58, 1 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

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UY Scuti Talk 20:02, 3 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Good luck![edit]

Hey Osmar, I'd like to wish you all the best for the upcoming FDC election. It would be a pleasure and honor for me to serve with you. Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:39, 29 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Thanks @Frank Schulenburg:! Best wishes for you in this election! --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 02:57, 30 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

All the best for FDC election![edit]

Hi Osmar! I see that you running as me for the FDC election. I'll be very happy to work with you on the commettee.--BamLifa (talk) 16:52, 29 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Thanks @BamLifa:! Good luck for you too! --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 02:57, 30 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Funds Dissemination Committee[edit]

In Portuguese, you not don't say: "Olá! Eu sou uma Wikimedista experiente desde 2004...". It would be better to change to "Oi! Eu sou um Wikimedista experiente desde 2004...". Boa sorte na sua condidatura no Funds Dissemination Committee. Dr. LooLets talk about it 04:20, 3 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hey @Luizpuodzius:, thanks for the correction! I didn't do the translation, but I changed it now that you mentioned the mistake! :) --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 17:21, 3 June 2017 (UTC)Reply


Hello. I have a user named Neurorebel. The user is doing well in Spanish Wikipedia but has trouble communicating and writing in English Wikipedia. I've done my best to help that user. See the following links:

Maybe you can go to one of the pages and help the editor out: User talk:Neurorebel, es:w:User talk:Neurorebel, or en:w:User talk:Neurorebel.

P.S. Congratulations on winning the FDC election. :) --George Ho (talk) 06:08, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Bridges across Cultures[edit]

Hi B1mbo. Please also translate the Template:Bridges across Cultures signs editnotice/i18n. It will show up when people add their name or articles to the list of Bridges across Cultures/Participants. Many thanks! --

Hi again! I really wonder how you decided to change the criteria. New rules gives a huge disadvantage to writers of high quality articles. Just creating a new article with a infobox easily pushes it up to 5 kB while adding the extra info to make it 20 kB takes several times extra effort but same points! -- Meisam (talk) 09:15, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hi Meisam! This is a particularly difficult issue and I understand your concerns. Lowering the minimum size makes it easier for people to participate, while increasing it ensures you will get better articles but it is more difficult, so we need to find a balance. While I was creating the table of proposed articles, I noticed that 5kB seems a reasonable limit. While adding infoboxes and galleries and lists obviously helps to increase the size of an article easily, it still doesn't cross the threshold so you have to provide more information. For example, this article which has basically just an infobox has less than 2kB. On the other hand this other article is a very decent article, not just with the infobox but also with a lot of text; however, it has just 6kB, so wouldn't have been eligible for the contest. I proposed the change to the organizing committee and they agreed. Once the contest is finished, we will evaluate if the 5kB is reasonable for the contest or maybe we should increase it for the next edition. Thanks for your preocupation and thanks also for all the help in the contest itself! ☺ --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 14:57, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
I understand the reason to grant points to 5kB articles. My main concern is not the threshold itself. I’m more concerned about the increments. Consider these articles:
  • article_1 (5.1 kB) - 10 points
  • article_2 (10.1 kB) - 10 points
  • article_3 (15.1 kB) - 10 points
  • article_4 (20.1 kB) - 20 points
Articles 1-3 will all receive only 10 points while it is >x3 times harder to write article_3 than article_1. And, instead of granting at least x4 points to article_4 it will just receive twice the points of article_1! -- Meisam (talk) 15:07, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
On a separate topic; this article is more than 6 kB! -- Meisam (talk) 15:16, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
@ Meisam i B1mboSobre este mismo tema y la puntuación, he dejado un comentario pregunta en la discusión del proyecto, que esperaba respondieran. Parece que en este concurso no va a ser posible ningún cambio. Yo me esforzado en ver como hacer un artículo con más de 20 Kb en español y le aseguro que me ha costado mucho más que cuatro veces que hacer los de 5 Kb. Es una lástima! Saludos. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by MarisaLR (talk)
I agree MarisaLR. As I've written here earlier, it is unfair towards the people writing high quality articles. I propose the points to be distributed in the following manner:
  • 0-5 kB - 0 points
  • 5-10 kB - 5 points
  • 10-15 kB - 10 points
  • 15-20 kB - 15 points
  • 20-25 kB - 20 points
  • 25+ kB - 25 points
It will still favor creation of new articles but does not punish the high-quality article writer as much as now. -- Meisam (talk) 17:14, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hi Meisam, this topic was already discussed with the different groups organizing the contest. There were several proposals as you can see in the history of the article, and in fact I proposed a more distributed system, but has different problems. That is why it was decided the current system. The contest is already running so I wouldn't change the system now. As I mentioned, we can evaluate the results at the end of this edition and see if we can change it for next year. --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 17:26, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
Gracias a ambos por vuestras respuestas, sigo diciendo que es una lástima para los que nos gusta hacer artículos de más calidad. --MarisaLR (talk) 17:40, 17 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Unicode character size problem for contest criteria[edit]

Another problem is that ar,fa characters are saved as 2-Byte unicode characters. As an example when I add one "B" character: in es Wikipedia or in tr Wikipedia is a +1 byte edit while adding one character in Persian Wikipedia is a +2 byte edit! This will definitely screw the evaluation for users contributing to tr.Wikipedia. Because, their contributions will count as half of the contributions of ar.Wikipedia and fa.Wikipedia users which are in the same contest group. -- Meisam (talk) 16:22, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

As an example, both of these two articles are 6-7 kB: Caracas Simón Bolívar Meydanı (tr) کارلوس مونسیویس (fa) -- Meisam (talk) 22:27, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
Hi! I get the point. However, it is very difficult to implement a different system that can be just, simple to evaluate and easy to explain. We discussed at the beggining of the contest between the organizers the best way to evaluate and it is very hard to find a system that works for everyone. As I mentioned, this is the first edition of the contest so we will evaluate how the points system works and what can we change for future editions. --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 23:41, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply
I think we can simply count the number of added characters (not the total size of the contribution) for the articles written in Arabic and Persian Wikipedias to be on the same foot as the Turkish Wikipedia. As a rough estimate it will be half of the size. Exact value can be automatically extracted by a bot. -- Meisam (talk) 23:52, 15 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

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Estoy participando en el concurso Puentes entre Culturas y acabo de crear un artículo Museo Baghdadi la versión en español de المتحف البغدادي, ¿cómo puedo hacer para verlo reflejado en la página de artículos sugeridos?, atte, Naturista2018 (talk) 08:24, 14 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

Bridges between cultures[edit]

Hi, what about the winners of "bridges between cultures"? When they are going to be announced? --الرشيد (talk) 08:39, 15 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hi @الرشيد:! We've just announced the winners at Bridges across Cultures/Results. Congratulations btw! Can you send me privately your email address, so I can start coordinating your prize? --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 13:38, 15 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hi, Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo, I'm trying to contact you since yesterday.--Amr F.Nagy (talk) 21:49, 18 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

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Hola. Siento no haberte podido responder en la página del CentralNotice. Llevo unos días ausente por enfermedad y estoy entrando de vez en cuando para ver si hay algo pendiente. Un saludo, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:55, 3 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Muchas gracias por la respuesta y la preocupación! Espero que ya estés mejor, un abrazo! --Osmar Valdebenito, B1mbo (talk) 18:00, 7 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Bridges across Cultures[edit]

When will the results of "Bridges across Cultures" Competition be announced?--MohammadHuzam (talk) 21:30, 5 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

B1mbo ?
B1mbo ?

Bridges across Cultures[edit]

Hi B1mbo. I am not sure if you are the organizor of the contest, but, are you planning to organize it in this year too? I come from the Turkish Wikipedia and I am interested in organizing it there.--Nanahuatl (talk) 00:42, 26 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

El grupo de usuarios Wikiproyecto LGBTQ+ está organizando una serie de días de trabajo online. Como miembro del es:Wikiproyecto:LGBT, como wikimedista que edita sobre temáticas LGBTQ+, te invitamos a ayúdanos a definir metas y a desarrollar nuestra organización y estructuras.

Las días de trabajo se desarrollarán en inglés, con interpretación simultánea al español.

Esperamos conocérte en los días de trabajo: 14–16 de mayo, 1400–1730 UTC

Para más información y cómo registrarse, visite al QW2021/es.--El grupo de usuarios Wikiproyecto LGBTQ+ 14:58, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

I need the help of a translationadmin in moving a page[edit]

Dear B1mbo,

How is your day going? I don't mean to take so much of your time. I raised a little issue on Babylon's Talk and would be so lucky to have you help out. Thank you Danidamiobi (talk) 22:11, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply