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Hi, I noticed your recent edit to the portal sandbox. I'm hesitant to deploy the scheme-relative URLs that you introduced, because it's fairly esoteric syntax. We need to test this change in a very wide range of user agents.
It's different than not displaying a stylesheet correctly in older browsers: if a user agent doesn't support scheme-relative URLs, Wikipedia's front page is completely broken for its users. I know this syntax is supported on current major browsers (and probably older versions too), but what about Web crawlers and minority browsers? I'm not sure the possible incompatibility is worth the 1.5 kB decrease in page size.
Also, we were using Wikipedia-mobile-icon.png because it's a PNG-crushed image: 1 kB less and just as compatible.
– Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 05:08, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
- Its been tested by WMF to "work for all clients" and they've been given as example in a RFC dealing with the URL schema. However, I do not have much time debate issues and and as you've noted the saving are not significant. Dispenser 22:21, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
"scantily clad to nude" women? You really want that on meta when we're addressing issues around a gender gap? Really? Philippe (WMF) 04:23, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
- Creating a mailing list filled with noise is hardly addressing the gender gap. The WMF has completely overlooked w:WP:FAC, the work there done there, and the role of women there.
- Now for the pinups suggestion. The Foundation does not have a problem with what German Wikipedia links to or embeds on its main page and as long as it furthers the mission. Likewise, there shouldn't be objections if the calendar does the same. It’s supposed to be a bit tongue in check on the "sex sells", but my writing is never good. Realizing there wasn't an option for the girls after looking at twilight calendars, I added "Dev pinups" with the absurd suggesting they stop being productive and work on their sex appeal in the gym. Now if I could determine which WikiProjects were most active... Dispenser 07:02, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
It was a happy surprise to see you editing the Grants talk namespace. :) I hope to see you often around here. --Nemo 12:20, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
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Alt text tools and Wikispeech
I saw your IEG grant for the Alt text tools. I am very happy to find out about it and I thought that I should reach out to you :-).
As you might have heard Wikimedia Sverige, together with a few partners, is working on a text-to-speech extension for MediaWiki called Wikispeech (initially for the Swedish, the English and the Arabic language Wikipedia versions). The sucess of your project would obviously increase the value of Wikispeech - so please let me know if we can be of any help.
Looking forward working with you on these very important issues.
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