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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Dereckson, 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 Meta:Metapub (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!

--Mardetanha talk 15:26, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Belgium/nl[edit]

I did a translation effor at Wikimedia Belgium/nl. I hope it's good enough. Kameraad Pjotr 08:16, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you :-) --Dereckson 12:01, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Quelle est l état actuel des choses ? j ái vue les status -- je pense qu'il faut encore pas mal de travail.. --DerekvG 14:24, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

En ce qui concerne les statuts :
  • les traductions en anglais et néerlandais doivent être finalisées
  • lors d'une prochaine réunion, il conviendra de définir précisément l'objet social de l'asbl
-Dereckson 14:52, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Proofreading request[edit]

Hi, we need your help in proofreading the French translation for the Second Annual Editor Survey 2011: Research:Wikipedia Editors Survey November 2011/fr We would really appreciate your help. Thank you! Akhanna 19:56, 14 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Belgium[edit]

Hello Dereckson, Nice! [1] :-) Romaine 13:27, 10 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

feedback for Wikidata mockups[edit]

Hey :)

You indicated that you'd like to help with the interwiki link phase of Wikidata. We're currently looking for feedback on mockups about linking on the Wikipedias. In case you have not seen them yet it'd be great if you could have a look and tell me what you think.

Cheers --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 15:10, 8 May 2012 (UTC)Reply


Dear Dereckson, I would like to ask you if you kindly agree to translate the article Israel Tsvaygenbaum from English to French. Thank you. Sincerely, Boxes12 (talk) 14:54, 12 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hi Dereckson,

You asked me to answer on your questions about an artist Israel Tsvaygenbaum. Here are some:
1. A number of his works are in the Museum of Imitative Arts, Derbent, Dagestan, Russia. (A new name of the museum is: Historic and Archaeologist Museum Reserve)
2. In 1994 many Russian national TV channels showed opening of Israel Tsvaygenbaum’s solo exhibition at The Central House of Artist (CDH) on Krymsky Val, Moscow. I have a copy on these interviews. The following news papers covered that solo exhibition.
Derbentskie izvestiya — Jewish Rhapsody, M. Matatova. May 6.1994.P.4
Vatan — Jewish Rhapsody, M. Matatova. May 13, 1994. P3
Since 1994 in the USA many news papers covered his solo and exhibitions, like;
The Record, Daily Gazette, Times Union and Jewish World News.
You can see it in the article about him.
Thank you.
Best wishes, Boxes12 (talk) 14:59, 14 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikidata development[edit]


You signed up on the Wikidata volunteers page as someone who's interested in coding. We've finally gotten things figured out and started with a few tasks. More will follow soon. You can find the current bugs/tasks here. If you decide to work on one of them please leave a note in the bug report saying so. Let me know if you have any questions :)

Cheers Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 16:40, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll open[edit]

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you voiced your opinion at the Request for Comment on the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll opened a few days ago and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 21:52, 6 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Notification de traduction : Fundraising 2012/Translation/Donor information pages[edit]

Bonjour Dereckson,

Vous recevez cette notification parce que vous êtes inscrit comme traducteur de français sur Meta. Une nouvelle page, Fundraising 2012/Translation/Donor information pages, est disponible pour la traduction. Vous pouvez la traduire ici :

La priorité de cette page est haute. La date limite pour traduire cette page est 2012-10-18.

Merci !

L'équipe de Meta‎, 18:50, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Un hébergement[edit]

Bonjour Dereckson, je viens de voir ton message laissé sur le bistrot. Je serai intéressé d'obtenir un hébergement pour l'un de mes scripts en php. Il s'agit d'un formulaire qui permet de générer un script pour WP:Fr... Si tu pouvais me mettre en place un espace d'hébergement qui accepte le php alors ce serait parfait car ainsi je pourrais partager cet outil (le formulaire) avec d'autres membres du projet commune de France. amicalement--Wikialine (talk) 00:05, 5 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Oui, bien sûr c'est possible. J'ai juste besoin de savoir deux petites choses, le login que tu souhaites et si tu veux t'authentifier par une clef SSH ou par un pass :
1. Souhaites-tu "wikialine" comme nom d'utilisateur ou autre chose (celui-ci est toujours en minuscule) ?
2. Le compte est accessible par SSH et SFTP. Si tu souhaites le sécuriser au mieux, cette documentation explique assez bien l'intérêt d'utiliser une clef SSH. Si tu choisis cette solution, j'ai besoin de l'URL vers ta clef publique ou que tu [Special:Emailuser/Dereckson me l'envoies par mail]. Dans le cas contraire, ce sera un login/pass tout ce qu'il y a de plus classique (celui-ci sera généré aléatoirement. --Dereckson (talk) 08:59, 5 July 2012 (UTC)Reply
En matière d'hébergement, j'ai léhabitude d'hébergeurs comme Free, Ifrance... ayant obtenu un login et un mot de passe, je peux ensuite utiliser mon logiciel de transfert FTP FileZilla. Si on pouvait s'en rapprocher. Comme login d'accord pour mettre "wikialine" et comme pass je te fais confiance à toi de voir. amicalement--Wikialine (talk) 22:57, 5 July 2012 (UTC)Reply
Je n'ai pas eu de tes nouvelles, as-tu pu me créer un compte pour héberger mes quelques pages php ? amicalement--Wikialine (talk) 16:39, 12 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

The da Vinci barnstar[edit]

The da Vinci Barnstar
For your handling of so many site requests on Bugzilla. Snowolf How can I help? 11:16, 12 December 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia LGBT / User Group[edit]

Please see this discussion regarding User Group status. Thank you! --Another Believer (talk) 15:49, 22 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

planet news and bugs[edit]

Hi Dereckson, fyi some news regarding

  • a) I have created #wikimedia-planet on IRC that should output the feeds via Wm-bot [2].
  • b) I have added a list of all languages [3]
  • c) I have added some comment on the outdated docs on Planet Wikimedia/New language -> [4]. Want to help fixing the whole page?
  • d) I have updated the list of warnings and errors that happen on planet runs to current. [5]. Feel like helping to fix those too?

Best regards, Mutante (talk) 12:50, 10 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Planète fr[edit]


J'ai ajouté ce que je considère être de nouveaux éléments ici. J'aimerais bien avoir ton avis. J'ai également demandé celui de User:Jalexander. --Simon Villeneuve 11:12, 13 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing!

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Wikipedias having zero local media files[edit]

Hi Dereckson, since you work on the file count bug and are involved with Commons, this might be interesting for you: List of Wikipedias having zero local media files - 99 Wikipedias listed. Deleting 39 remaining files in the closed Wikipedias is proposed [6]. More candidates are in the group having 1000... 9999 articles List_of_Wikipedias/Table#1_000.2B_articles. There are many files in these small WPs that violate the wmf:Resolution:Licensing policy.

Some files are duplicates of files in Commons, if a bot could remove these, the clean-up would be faster. Maybe you have more ideas, how to make progress with the move to Commons. 20:23, 8 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Globally locked account of Marmase[edit]

Dear Dereckson! Who unlocked Marmase again? His globally locked account had a sense. He is not a native speaker in Zazaki and makes a lot of mistakes. This upsets the whole project and robs us of our precious time with correcting his errors. Recently, changes are not possible under the pretext "Translation to this language is disabled". How does he do it? Please do something against him to prevent him. -- Mirzali (talk) 10:19, 1 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Site stats[edit]

Article count[edit]

Upload configuration[edit]

Hi Dereckson! Re upload configuration:

  1. dawiki - disable - local uploads not used, local media files do not exist, disabling upload proposed at VP: da:Wikipedia:Landsbybrønden/File upload permission, no opposition, only support.
  2. bat_smgwiki - restrict to admins - of the 112, only 11 files uploaded after 2008. Of these 11, except for Wiki.png, all uploaded by admins. Posted bat-smg:Vikipedėjė:Aptarėmā#File upload permissions. The most active admin, Hugo.arg, supports restriction to admins. phab:T142632
  3. ladwiki - restrict to admins - lad:Vikipedya:La Kavané#File Uploads, the most active admin, StevenJ81, supports restriction to admins. 15:30, 27 August 2016 (UTC)Reply


Hello! I just noticed the link is down, I can't get access to it. I would like to see it, so we can keep working on that! Thanks. --Edjoerv (talk) 19:56, 6 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Edjoerv: yes, we've currently an issue with Gerrit.
Here the a copy/paste of the commit message, with the config description. --Dereckson (talk) 20:02, 6 October 2016 (UTC)Reply
Initial configuration for ec.wikimedia

Wikimedistas de Ecuador has been recognized as a Wikimedia user group
in September 2015. To work efficiently, they wish a private wiki.

This configuration is mostly based on be.wikimedia.

Lang code ........ es
Shard ............ s3
Site name ........ Wikimedistas de Ecuador
Logo .............
Timezone ......... America/Guayaquil (UTC-5)
Uploads .......... allowed
Import sources ... meta
Features ......... Visual Editor, private wiki

Bug: T135521
Change-Id: I75af02c458aeb3dd0ae93fd30aeace81cbd11fed

Hello! I am so so sorry that I'm replying way too late to this, but I needed a break from some things and took a vacation from Wikimedia for a month. Now that I'm back at this, I can be close to this process. We at Wikimedistas de Ecuador think the settings for the private wiki are okay, just that we might need a logo change soon since we've got an email from affcom telling us we needed to re-do it due to new rules on logo designing for affiliates. If we get the wiki, could there be a way to change it once we have our new logo? --Edjoerv (talk) 19:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hello Edjoerv,
Sure for the logo, we only need the URL to change it, ideally of the SVG version so we can prepare HD versions too.
For that or any future config change you need, you only have to open a new task on Phabricator and we'll modify the configuration.
So, the private wiki is live at
As a private wikis, SUL accounts aren't usable, you need to choose a first bureaucrat, we'll provide an access, and then, this bureaucrat can create new accounts for Wikimedistas de Ecuador participants.
Can I create an account for you as first bureaucrat? --Dereckson (talk) 05:20, 22 November 2016 (UTC)Reply
Sure, that'll be fine. And thanks for helping us with this! --Edjoerv (talk) 15:23, 22 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

We're on Twitter![edit]

WikiLGBT is on Twitter!
Hello Dereckson!
Follow the Wikimedia LGBT user group on Twitter at @wikilgbt for news, photos, and other topics of interest to LGBT Wikipedans and allies. Use #wikiLGBT to share any Wiki Loves Pride stuff that you would like to share (whether this month or any day of the year) or to alert folks to things that the LGBT Wikipedan community should know. RachelWex (talk)

RachelWex (talk) 23:38, 10 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library)[edit]

Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.

If you’re still using, or plan to use, your JSTOR access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the JSTOR signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

How can I Replace Arabic digits to Arabic-indic digits on pnbwiki[edit]

plz guide me how can I replace Arabic digits (123456789) to Arabic-indic digits(۱۲۳۴۵۶۷۸۹) by default for everyone going to "pnbwiki"

And in search result the length of artical appears in english like (byte, KB and MB), How or where can I change "byte=بائیٹ ; KB=کلوبائیٹ and MB=میگابائیٹ"

Thanx --Abbas dhothar (talk) 17:38, 11 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

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We will be meeting online for 3 half-days, 14–16 May at 1400–1730 UTC. While our working language is English, we are looking to accommodate users who would prefer to participate in other languages, including translation facilities.

More information, and registration details, at QW2021.--Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group 15:42, 24 April 2021 (UTC)


IRC Cloak Request for Dereckson. --Dereckson (talk) 19:49, 19 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Affiliate websites[edit]

Hi @Dereckson. Interestingly, a google search brought me here. I was going through and searches indicate that this wiki was created by you. I look forward having a similar wiki for Deoband Community Wikimedia. Could you advise me how to get it done? Thanks. ─ The Aafī (talk) 16:29, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Hi The Aafī,
Thanks for your involvement. You can create a task on Phabricator, and we'll need basic information like:
Once you've gathered all that information, you can create a task on Phabricator with the Wiki-Setup project/tag.
The next steps will then be to prepare the config (volunteers or WMF collaborators can both do that), then deploy it. That will be coordinated on the Phabricator task.
--Dereckson (talk) 18:25, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Dereckson Thanks for the information. I'm trying first to gain consensus from the affiliate members. ─ The Aafī (talk) 05:04, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Dereckson. Done, please check task T313151. ─ The Aafī (talk) 06:48, 16 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Queering Wikipedia 2022 Announcement[edit]

Wikimedia LGBT+ and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is holding a Queering Wikipedia 2022 Meeting for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies. The program will start with an informative, social and cultural activity on Friday 21st October at 18h UTC and working sessions on Saturday 22nd from 14h until 18h with an informal follow-up.

If you have been an active Wikimedian, contributing on LGBT+ topics, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please come help us build our network of LGBT+ Wikimedians, set goals and develop our organization.

We will be meeting online, but encourage you to join in person with fellow Wikimedians if easy and safe. Our working languages are English and Spanish.

Registration for this online event is free and is open until Friday 21st October at 21h UTC.

More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta

Thanks, from Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:19, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Queering Wikipedia 2023 conference[edit]

Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group and the organizing team of Queering Wikipedia is delivering the Queering Wikipedia 2023 Conference for LGBT+ Wikimedians and allies, as a hybrid, bilingual and trans-local event. It is online on 12, 14 and 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #IDAHOBIT, with offline events at around 10 locations on 5 continents in the 5-day span as QW2023 Nodes.

The online program is delivered as a series of keynotes, panels, presentations, workshops, lightning talks and creative interventions, starting on Friday noon (UTC) with the first keynote of Dr Nishant Shah entitled: I spy, with my little AI — Wikiway as a means to disrupt the ‘dirty queer’ impulses of emergent AI platforms. Second keynote is at Sunday’s closure by Esra’a Al Shafei, Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees vice chair, entitled: Digital Public Spaces for Queer Communities.

If you have been an active Wikimedian or enthusiast, supporting LGBT+ activities or if you identify as part of the larger LGBT+ community and allies in Wikimedia, please join us in advancing this thematic work. We encourage you to join online or in person with fellow Wikimedians if it is easy and safe to do so. Our working languages are English and Spanish, with possible local language support at sites of Nodes.

Registration for the online event is free and is open until Wednesday May 10th at 18:00 UTC, for safety protocol. Late event registration approval and event access denial is at the discretion of organizers.

More information, and registration details, may be found on Meta at QW2023

Thanks, from Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:56, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply