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Latest comment: 8 years ago by Oriciu in topic Wikipedia cheatsheet in Asturian

Hi, Elian! I am a brazilan journalist and I need a contact in Brazil to write a text about Wikipedia. Can you help me? I need a telephone number or an e-mail until sunday, 30. If you can help me, contact me through elainenaescuta@yahoo.com.br. Thank you.

Kerria japonica / "Yamabuki"

, du bist immer nett und super, Liebe Elian, und willkommen zurueck auf meta. --Aphaia | WQ2翻訳中 | talk 01:17, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Hmmmm; take a LONG break Elian. Anyway, we have a meeting to organise with you... so you could take 1 month off, no more :-) Seriously, I hope you soon feel better.

(please, no one delete her pages, we need a place to give her kisses)

Anthere 08:02, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Off delete and other things[edit]

Just wanted to know whether you did or not put me on the info-en OTRS queue, cos I don't seem to be receiving any messages. But then maybe I am not very good at using the thing ;). *hugs* notafish }<';> 14:18, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)


hi, da hab ich doch echt das englische orginal übersetzt *kopf auf tisch schlag* naja, danke, dass du es verschoben hast! --Louisana 11:56, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)


Hi Elian. You may remember I asked about Skanwiki on #wikimedia? I have now made a first attempt at starting this at Skanwiki.

I also followed your advice about using Recentchangeslinked. I have made a template Template:RecentchangesSkanwiki which has the link to Special:Recentchangeslinked/Category:Skanwiki, and then I made a new template, Template:Skanwiki, which contains the previous template, pluss the categorisation Category:Skanwiki. This SkanWiki template is to be put on top of all articles related to Skanwiki. Each page will then get a link to the latest changes to Skanwiki-categorised pages in bold on the top of the page.

Now, there's only one problem. It seems Recentchangeslinked only tracks the latest change to an article, not all changes. Have a look for yourself. Do you know of a way around this? BjarteSorensen 13:15, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I see the problem. IMO this is a case for a bug report/feature request, because one would expect the recentchangeslinked behaviour to be consistent to normal recent changes. I'll try to contact the devs about it in the next days... Some hints to my current babies here on meta where I'd really like to have scandinavian input: On Presentations we collect Slides for presentations, if something exists in your languages, add it there. Promotion and Leaflet are for collection and development of promotion stuff, add to it what you have. Greetings and good luck for Skanwiki :-) --Elian 01:24, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks for that! Yes, it only makes sense if the behaviour of Recentchanges and Recentchangeslinked were the same. I've added a Norwegian (nynorsk) poster to Promotion, and asked User:Dittaeva if he might wanna put his presentations in nynorsk out as well. BjarteSorensen 02:30, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I added a bug at http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1803, and it has already received 5900 votes :), but it is not assigned yet. However, despite its limitation, I find it very useful in the Skanwiki work, and a link is implemented on all pages part of Skanwiki. I also think other users are finding it useful.

On another note, Special:Watchlist is behaving in the exact same way, although you'd also expect that to behave like Special:Recentchanges. I added this in a comment on the bug. Bjarte 14:31, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Guidelines for the maintenance of the MediaWiki namespace[edit]

  • Halló Elian! As mentioned during the meeting in Munich I want to let you know about required maintenance in the MediaWiki namespace at various wikis.
  • [1] shows a typical example of broken html links which should be fixed.
  • You can find a list of required changes at most xx.wikipedia and xx.wikinews.
  • My opinion ist that we should have a central place at [[meta:]] to list adaptations required by the current / coming versions of the MediaWiki software which need to be done in the MediaWiki namespace. cy:Special:Recentchanges does not have the "Hide minor edits | Show bots | Hide logged in users" links as en:Special:Recentchanges etc. The change is not trivial because three MediaWiki need to be changed to achieve that functionality. Not every wiki has the human and knowledge resources of the "leading" wiki's. A knowledge transfer based on a updated "what to do" would save valuable resources everywhere. Best regards Gangleri | Th | T 23:51, 2005 Apr 13 (UTC)

Pandeism VfD[edit]

Hi, I'm seeking some inclusionist perspectives in the official train wreck (mostly my fault, I'm afraid) called the for deletion/Pandeism|Pandeism VfD. Will you check it out? --BDAbramson 03:42, 3 May 2005 (UTC)Reply

Could you please update the number of articles of the 10 bigger wikipedias in Www.wikipedia.org_template? --E2m 00:08, 16 May 2005 (UTC)Reply

j'interprète ton vote ;D[edit]

And soon after I move it back to the list of objections. Your modification will be appreciated, if necessary. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 13:26, 25 May 2005 (UTC)Reply
  • d'accord ;D j'ai vu l'éclaircissement d'Elian ; i saw Elian's enlightment (?) Alvaro 23:55, 2005 May 25 (UTC)
pas de probleme - I hope my vote is clear enough now (I thought "rather no" would be it already). --Elian 00:01, 26 May 2005 (UTC)Reply
  • english is not my mother tongue, so i maybe misunderstood something ;D Alvaro

Invitiation to join the Wikimedia Research Team[edit]

Hello Elian!

I'd like to invite you to join the Wikimedia Research Team which I'm building here on Meta with support from the Foundation Board of Trustees. Our goal is to work together to systematically analyze the needs of the projects, conduct research and collect empirical data, interview users, build relationships with outside developers, examine project proposals, and make recommendations to the Board for targeted software development.

I'm contacting you because of your work on evaluating and entering feature requests and bug reports, which I think is one thing we can do more systematically, esp. the prioritization aspect. That doesn't necessarily mean any further time commitment on your part, but it would be nice to see you at meetings, and share ideas on the present and future of the project with you. We can't always agree on everything, but I still would greatly enjoy the opportunity to work with you on this because I do value your input. If you're interested, just add yourself to the list of Current Members, and I will inform you about all future developments.--Eloquence 16:20, 26 May 2005 (UTC)Reply


About the reason you give for your vote on Stewards/elections_2005, I used the word blackmail concerning the creation of the french chapter of the foundation, and I stand to it. Before throwing judgments, just try to get information... Traroth 07:36, 27 May 2005 (UTC)Reply

Need help[edit]

Are you a person that can tell me how to start a new Wikipedia in Zlatiborian language? George D. Bozovic

Happy Birthday[edit]

Happy Birthday Elian!
Angela 19:36, 25 July 2005 (UTC)Reply

Booooouh. J'étais partie faire un calin aux enfants. Je pensais revenir... et puis je me suis endormie, alors j'ai pas pu te souhaiter un bon anniversaire à temps :-( (pourtant, on m'avait prévenu...). Bon, à la place, je te souhaite une bonne première journée, pour le deuxième jour après ton nouvel age... Anthere 05:29, 26 July 2005 (UTC)Reply

...and I have seen it so late... /me smiles - merci and thanks you two for the cake and the wishes and everything... *hugs* --Elian 00:49, 28 July 2005 (UTC)Reply


hi, can you please tell me how to translate main page interface WiseSabre

flickr tag wikimania[edit]


Liebe Grüße Kellerkind 16:15, 4 August 2005 (UTC)Reply

Cheatsheet - PNG[edit]

Dear Elian,

I'd like to ask you to upload a bigger-sized PNG image of the revised cheatsheet, in English and German please.

Why ? I use this as thumbnail on several of my pages (200px and 150px) and the thumbnail generation based on the current PNG is of bad quality (due to sampling artefacts i.e. moiré patterns). My experiments show, that this does not happen, if the downsizing is done based on a bigger sized PNG (e.g. width = 800 pixel).

Thanks in advance, danke --Wikinaut [mail] 20:26, 27 August 2005 (UTC)Reply


Bonjour Elian, (je réponds en français mais l'anglais me va aussi si tu préfères)

J'avoue que je n'ai pas pensé à Commons au début, mais seulement après avoir téléchargé les images :). Je vais finir de traduire la partie "Lecteur" (une page...) et je les placerai sur Commons. le Korrigan bla 08:14, 31 August 2005 (UTC)Reply


I requested adminship already, and I believe it's been up long enough that I should go pester someone about pushing the button. :-) Mindspillage (spill yours?) 00:38, 6 September 2005 (UTC)Reply


Du hast dem Ripuarisch-Wiki widersprochen. Magst Du mir vielleicht (1) Deinen Bezug zu den Ripuarischen Sprachen, z.B. woher Du sie kennst, auf meine Talk Page schreiben und (2) ob Du denn der Meinung bist, Lexikon-Einträge für ripuarische Worte, sofern sie nicht mit deutschen überlappen, sollten in die deutsche Wikipedia geschrieben werden? Vielen Dank für Deine Aufmerksamkeit. -- Miss van der Roehe 15:40, 22 October 2005 (UTC)Reply


Moin Elisabeth, I saw your oppose votes on Requests for Wikis in new languages, your justification is a single word, "dialect". I think most of the people who closely following that page are curious as to the further motivations behind your vote. For example, why nessecarily shouldn't there be a Wikipedia in a dialect? Or, what of the famous quote "a shprakh iz a diyalekt mit an armey un a flot"? The line between language and dialect is often very unclear -- some people would consider Portuguese and Spanish to be dialects of the same language. Also, there is something some people have said, "if people are willing to work on it, why not let them?". I hope you will add more detail to your votes on that page. --Node ue 19:39, 22 October 2005 (UTC)Reply

info for the press[edit]

Hello Elian, I am Robert Harrison, a somewhat new wikipedian. Last night, I stumbled upon a page called Press kit that Sj created a year ago today. Some of the information was out of date so I took up the task of updating it the best that I can. It could still use more information. I wanted to let you know about it in case you might have a use for it. Best regards, Robert Harrison 20:28, 24 October 2005 (UTC)Reply

French Cheatsheet[edit]

Hi Elian :)

As written here (I just saw this message, I've spent hours to try to make the same !), I contact you because the Cheatsheet has been translated here in french.

I wish I could have written to you in German, but my lessons are so far behind me ;)


Hi Elian !
First of all, thanks a lot for creating the French PDF Cheatsheet ! Though, I did not see there was 2 translations, and unfortunately the one you took has mistakes :(
Here they are:
Current text Correction
[[Lien à une autre page]] [[Lien vers une autre page]]
Lien interne à une autre page sur wiki Lien interne vers une autre page sur le wiki
Lien avec la description Lien avec une description
Interwiki au lien au Anglais Wikipedia (apparait sous des "langues") Lien interwiki vers la Wikipédia anglaise (apparaît sous « autres langues »)
Signature (Lien à page utilisateur) Signature (Lien vers page utilisateur)
Truly sorry GôTô 10 nov 2005, 10:07

Rumaenische Cheatsheet[edit]

Guten tag Elian! I've finished translating the cheatsheet into Romanian. The translation is available here. Would it be possible to make it into a PDF file just like the English and German ones? Will all translated language versions be available in print from such a document? Danke, Ronline 07:25, 28 October 2005 (UTC)Reply


Hi Elian,
we've tranlsated the cheatsheet in italian too. May you make a pdf version for us? And, may I have a copy of the indesign source? Thank you very much!

Frieda 15:16, 31 October 2005 (UTC)Reply

A litte bit of patience to all people who translated cheatsheets - I've read your messages and will work in the next days on the layout and upload them then. --Elian 17:38, 31 October 2005 (UTC)Reply

Danke schön XD et bon courage :) GôTô


Why do you oppose?--Abzt 15:21, 20 November 2005 (UTC)Reply


Hello Elian. I was taking a look at the french version of the cheatsheet and I noticed a few errors, minors typos and such. Would you be kind enough to provide me with the original file (InDesign, I guess) ? I would then correct the errors et re-upload the file. Thanks, Solensean01:16, 3 December 2005 (UTC)Reply


Hallo Elian, wir haben seit Tagen in Wikinews Spam-Vandalismus. Kannst du uns bitte diese URL sperren lassen: http://www.g155.info. Ich kann die Black-List nicht editieren. Danke und Gruß -- Interactive 20:10, 15 December 2005 (UTC)Reply

Communications committee[edit]

Hi Elian... I just saw that the Communications committee was founded. If you needed help with this committee, I'd be glad to lend a hand. -- user:zanimum

Interwiki map[edit]

Hi, könntest du bitte mal dort ein Update vornehmen? Die Seite ist schon zurecht für "Normalos" gesperrt, aber dann sollten Admins ab und an mal einen Blick drauf werfen, mittlerweile staut es sich doch schon arg dort. Danke. :) Kenwilliams 00:02, 9 March 2006 (UTC)Reply

You're Crazy/Bold[edit]

And that's a good thing. Meta's been grey for so long... it's about time we switched back. — Ambush Commander(Talk) 19:51, 12 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

*laugh* it looks so much friendlier now... --Elian 02:27, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

Dear Elian...[edit]

Could you tell me, what is that? I'm deeply disappointed, for not to say I am shocked. As founder of the AEW, I appeal energetically to you to omit those rotten mudslinging on our glamorous ideals. I further appeal to you to inform youself about our godlike philosophy , and furthermore, to join our glittering community, in order to indemnify that sin of your wikipedia youth. Greetings from Rosenheimer Platz.
Sebastian *The Rain Man * * * 03:03, 14 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

P.S.: I found "that" via Category:Humor. I'm not watching you. I am going through that phase. - Sebastian *The Rain Man * * * 20:13, 16 May 2006 (UTC)Reply


Hi Elian, das Teil ist leider gelöscht worden und ich kann es in Nikes Betawiki auch nicht finden. Wärst du so gut und verschiebst mir gelegentlich einmal die gelöschte LanguageHsb.php nach User:Dundak/test? Ich wäre dir sehr verbunden, da dann endlich die Benutzeroberfläche bearbeitet & in Mediawiki integriert werden könnte. Heißen Dank --Dundak 22:58, 16 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

Ich danke dir :-) --Dundak 22:16, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply
de rien ;-) --Elian 02:26, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply


Hi Elian, I want to update the french leaflet but we have lost the indesign... Do you have the indesign of the english leaflet ? :D ~Pyb 21:44, 22 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

Do you mean the Leaflet or the Cheatsheet? The first was done by Anthere, you'll have to ask her. --Elian 02:26, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply
btw, you have a really beautiful user page over there on fr... --Elian 02:28, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply
Ok thx, I am looking for the leaflet. ~Pyb 11:11, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

Do you have an InDesign of the leaflet (whatever the language: deutsch, italian, spanish...) ? ~Pyb 20:16, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply

I have an Indesign file of the english and dutch leaflet. --Elian 11:52, 24 May 2006 (UTC)Reply


Hi Elian,
I've translated the cheatsheet into swedish. Would really appreciate a swedish pdf version.. Thanks in advance! -- 09:13, 1 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

I'm currently busy with a new layout project but as soon as this is finished, you'll get your swedish version. --Elian 01:46, 3 June 2006 (UTC)Reply
There are now two swedish PDFs on Cheatsheet, I haven't found a highres version of the swedish logo, so it looks a bit different than the others. --Elian 03:56, 11 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

farsi salis[edit]

hi !

can you help me to creat Fs: ? i want creat my language in wiki , if you can show me samples i can use that for this..... --Sh-gh 05:07, 5 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

Turkish Cheatsheet[edit]

I have traslated the Cheatsheet into Turkish. You can find here. Ruzgar 22:50, 27 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

ppt uploads[edit]

Hello Elian,

Sorry if this is not the right place for this type of query, but I've searched numerous time for an article that explained how to enable upload of 'ppt'. 'doc', 'xls' and could not find anything. So I saw the ppt presentations on Meta and figured that there should be a way to do that.

I have recently set up my own wiki using MediaWiki and managed to upload images and PDFs, but would llike to expand the capabilities of my wiki. Can you help with some hints as to how I can go about enabling upload for these ffile formats?

Please send email to uk_claudc@yahoo.com.br. I'd very appreciative if you could do me this favour.

Thank you,


Translation requests/WSIS[edit]

I am not sure but ... WSIS was a symposium in the early this year? Translation there seems to be done, but remaining links seem to be helpful for other purposes. Currently I am re-organizing TR pages, and if no translation happen there, it would be better for us to rename this page and have it more visible, I suppose ...... perhaps you as promotion folk have better ideas about it than me, I expect ;) --Aphaia 04:10, 14 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

This is a listing of pages coordinated elsewhere, don't need it anymore. --Elian 12:23, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

Cheatsheet in polish[edit]

We have translated it here: Cheatsheet/pl. If you have any questions you email me - rekrutacja AT gazeta DOT pl or contact User:WarX To make things clear: please, please, prepare a downloadable .pdf for us :-)

Is there any special occasion (with deadline) you need this for? I may have problems with the polish special characters (same goes for turkish above). --Elian 12:21, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply
Well, i was hoping for small-scale ink-jet printing as gifts for participants of 5th anniversary celebrations this Saturday. This is not very important however. Polish characters are UTF-8 compatible. UPDATE: In order to get cheatsheet ready for meeting we need PDF on Friday. 19:24, 21 September 2006 (UTC) UPDATE: please, prepare also 3x (for a4 paper size) version . we hope you will be able to do it until Friday 09/22/06 20:00 Warsaw time (GMT +2)... please let me know if it is possible, my email is "rekrutacja AT gazeta DOT pl" 20:10, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply
trying - as far I can tell you, I can't use the same fonts as in the other cheatsheets, the rest should work. --Elian 20:17, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply
what's missing in the translation is the footer - I suppose it's best to insert the contact data of Wikimedia Poland. --Elian 20:21, 21 September 2006 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, everything is great! 09:18, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

Color of proposed logos[edit]

Hello. I noticed your posts [2] [3] to the logo discussion pages. Using the Meta colors has become the standard for many logos, and many of the designs have been created with those colors in mind. Is there a specific guideline or policy you had in mind when making this comment?--HereToHelp (talk) 11:53, 24 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

When you look at our current logos, only one logo, the incubator logo, uses the wikimedia colors and this had some really negative reactions. It was accepted in this case because the Incubator is somehow not really a project on its own but very closely related to Wikimedia. The guideline I am refering here are the unwritten laws of logo design: the point about a logo is to have a picture that clearly and unmistakenly identifies one project. If you have four logos, looking all more or less the same, you destroy the strength of a logo. --Elian 13:19, 24 September 2006 (UTC)Reply

Image:Logo you were the missing piece.png[edit]

Another one for your collection (not from MG, actually) :) guillom 12:16, 4 October 2006 (UTC)Reply

New Design for www.wikiversity.org[edit]

Hallo Elian! Kannst du das neue Design von Www.wikiversity.org_template/temp auf Www.wikiversity.org_template übertragen? Vielen Dank.

Ich habe Www.wikiversity.org_template/temp wieder aktualisiert. Kannst du die neue Startseite bitte auf Www.wikiversity.org_template übertragen. Danke.


Hallo Elian,
ich habe Smurrayinchester darum gebeten, das Ko WiktLogo, einschl. Ko Favicon, auf Commons hochzuladen - die sind heute hochgeladen worden. Ich weiß aber noch nicht, ob das WiktLogo bereits offiziell ist. Wenn ja, würde ich das Bild gern auf Ko Wiktionary präsentiert sehen.--아흔(A-heun) 17:50, 14 November 2006 (UTC)Reply


Hello Elian. I have translated the cheatsheet in greek. You can find it here. It would be nice to have the pdf file as well. I could perhaps try myself if you give me some instructions. There is no deadline but it would be nice to have it as soon as possible. Thank you. --Dada 14:07, 14 December 2006 (UTC)Reply


Hi Elian, would it be possible for you to put together a PDF version of the Esperanto version of the cheatsheet, at Cheatsheet/eo? It would be great if you could find time to do this over the next week or so, as it is hoped to distribute promotional material about Wikipedia at various Esperanto-speaking events over the New Year and a cheatsheet would go greatly with this. Thanks and merry Christmas! --Kwekubo 19:07, 21 December 2006 (UTC)Reply

OTRS for sk[edit]

Hallo. I am an admin on sk:Wikipedia, sk:Wikibooks and sk:Wikisource. We would like to start the OTRS queues info-sk and permissions-sk, I hope you could assist us with this. Thank you! --AtonX 10:44, 16 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Cheatsheet in Arabic[edit]

Hello or shall I say مرحبا :)

I translated the cheatsheet, if you can make the pdf it would be great!. thanks in advance.--Alnokta 11:52, 17 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Mise à jour[edit]

J'ai mis à jour Leaflet/wikipedia/fr pourrais-tu mettre à jour le PDF avec ce nouveau texte ? Merci ! (Je pense par la suite également faire une traduction de la version new-look allemande/danoise) Kyle_the_hacker 15:19, 19 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

sk OTRS queue[edit]

Hallo. Your name is listed among the contact persons at OTRS as a contact person. We would like to start the queues info-sk and permissions-sk for the Slovak Wikimedia projects. I have been trying to get in touch with one of the contact person for a while, but I have not received a response. Could you please help? Thank you! --AtonX/(talk). AtonX 09:26, 14 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Cheetsheet in Catalan[edit]

I have translated the cheatsheet in Catalan at Cheatsheet/ca. It will be very useful for the project that we have in progress for students ca:Viquiprojecte:Estudiants, and we would like to have the pdf to distribute it to the schools. Thanks. --Vriullop 19:42, 24 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Cheatsheet-Slovenian translation[edit]

Hello Elian. I translated Cheatsheet in slovenian language, but the linking to the actual site is not working properly. I`m wiki newbie myself and don`t know how to correct this problem. Hopefully you can; Greetings from sl.

CU policy[edit]

Hi, Elian. Passt du bitte auch die deutschsprachige Version an? Sonst ist das inkohärent. Oder sag Bescheid, dann mach ichs. Grüße, --Thogo (talk) 10:49, 10 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

OTRS Queue[edit]

Hello, I'm Ko.wikipedia w:ko:User:김우진1. I'd like to volunteer in permission OTRS. Please make a queue "Permission-ko". If you make a queue, please comment on w:ko:User talk:김우진1. Thank you--김우진1 10:56, 12 May 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hallo, we have update the french version of the leaflet. Kannst du diese neue Version hochladen ? Kiitos ! (Finnisch) ~ Seb35 10:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Admin confirmations[edit]

Your rights were removed after the yearly confirmations. Cbrown1023 talk 00:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hungarian Cheatsheet[edit]

Hey Elian! I have translated the Cheatsheet here: http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szerkeszt%C5%91:Bdamokos/Cheatsheet ; and we have a localised logo at hu:Image:Wiki.png. I would be really grateful if you could make something nice out of them. Cheers, --Dami 21:18, 4 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

here. please proofread thoroughly (check especially for any wrong ~os, my software had a little bit of trouble typesetting these). I left out the wikimedia foundation footer to gain space - if it's mandatory in your country to add a publisher on leaflets I can put some text back. --Elian 01:15, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hi! Thanks for your work. I have found some errors in my translation (see changes here: [4]; the first word "Mindenki" should be "Bárki", the "egy" after "fülre" should be "bármely", the intro thus should read: "Bárki szerkesztheti a Wikipédiát, a szabad enciklopédiát. Ez azért lehetséges mert a Wikipédia egy wiki: csak kattints a „szerkesztés” fülre bármely cikk tetején és kezdj el írni. Ez a súgókártya bemutatja az alapvető formázási trükköket."; note that there was a space missing in the pdf file between the second and third sentences;

I also changed the dashes before the signature: on Hungarian wiki we use an n-dash – instead of two hyphens; if you omit the hyphens its just as good.).

Regarding the letters, I guess you've noticed that the ő and ű doesn't look quite the same (in your version õ and u); I know you might not have in the typeface used (I don't know which one you use..., maybe we could work something out if I had the Central European edition of the same font), but the substitutes can't really pass for the originals. If you can't find them (look for Unicode codes at Wikipedia:ő) then its better to copy the acent from the top of the letter é or á placed two times next to each other, than to be without accents.

Thanks again for your work, I think you did a great job (you got most of the special letters right, and also the quotation marks, which is not that common even in Hungary...; also there we no errors in the actual text that you introduced). Best regards, --Dami 01:42, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Okay, new version, now hopefully with the correct o's and u's ;-) didn't look close enough the first time. --Elian 02:49, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot, the letters are in order now :). I showed it to a couple of people, and they really liked it. They suggested some minor changes, I'll wait a bit for everyone to have a chance to pull it apart (before the PDF version, almost no one took the time to look at it, so I had no usable feedback). I'll let you know, the (hopefully) final changes in the text. Regards, --Dami 15:34, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Reply


I have recently made a WikiGreeting card using from a WikiPostCard. Is it possible for you to place this item under the marketing section? Anyway, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Diagramma Della Verita 08:00, 12 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

sweet :-) For placing it under the marketing section: the page is not protected AFAIK, so you can do it yourself. Some tips, if you want to improve the postcard: I'd reduce the line space between 'Source: Wikipedia" and "Visit.." a bit and give the text on the left half of the postcard a bit more borderspace (for example the same borderspace as the stamp). --Elian 19:52, 16 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikiversity in a new language[edit]

Hi, I wish to start a Wikipedia in a new language, Malayalam. Please advice me about the procedure for that. now the link 'http://ml.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page' does not exist. Please help.


Hiho, I cleaned up Reports a bit. The new Kuriers are exciting... -- sj · translate · + 20:56, 20 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Cheatsheet for Belarusian (taraškievica) Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, I have an idea to translate Cheatsheet Poster to Belarusian and make a print. I want a size of either 400x600mm or 600x900mm. So, what should I do first of all? Wizardist 00:52, 17 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

de.wp - CU/A[edit]

Hallo Elian, ich wende mich an dich als Ombudsmann, nach dem mir ein Checkuserberechtigter dies emphahl [5].

Es geht um folgenden Sachverhalt in der de.WP: In diesem CU/A wurden von Checkuserberechtigtem HaeB auch Konten und IP's gelistet, die vorher nicht verdächtigt worden und die sich auch keines Vergehens haben zu Schulden kommen lassen. Was der Benutzer:Hozro jetzt macht ist m.E. unverantwortlich un stellt einen schwerwiegenden Verstoß gegen den Datenschutz dar. (Einwände meinerseits in WP auf Funktionsseiten VM/ FZW, etc. werden nicht angenommen, sondern mit "Sperrumgehung keine Besserung erkennbar" abgelehnt.

Ich möchte das diese Seite gelöscht wird, da Sie einseitig verdichtete Informationen erhält, die einer Profilanalyse dienen können. Es werden IP's genannt, die vorher nicht in Erscheinung traten und diese bewusst angeprangert.

Z.B. ist mein Konto in keinster Weise auffällig geworden, wird aber mit dem Link auf CU/A verwiesen.

Mir ist aus diesem Pranger kein Nährwert erkennbar. Sollte keine umgehende Löschung stattfinden, sehe ich mich gezwungen rechtliche Schritte einzulegen. --Redneck Girl 07:18, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Ergänzung: User:Bdk/pp

Zweck der Erfassung persönlicher Informationen
Besispielsweise können zur Untersuchung von Projektmissbrauch, darunter der Benutzung bösartiger „Sockenpuppen“ (Zweitaccounts), Vandalismus, Schikanierung anderer Benutzer oder störendem Verhalten, die IP-Adressen von Benutzern (aus den Logs oder aus Aufzeichnungen der Database) dazu verwendet werden, die Quelle(n) dieser Störungen zu ermitteln. Diese Informationen können von Benutzern mit Administratorenrechten eingesehen werden, die von ihrer Community zum Schutz des Projekts dazu eingesetzt worden sind.

Aus diesen Auszügen geht der Datenschutzverstoß eindeutig hervor.:

  • Die Konten Sachsenranger und Redneck Girl haben keinen Vandalismus betrieben, oder sonstigen Projektschaden betrieben. Ich fordere den Vermerk auf den CU/A im Sperrlog zu entfernen, eine Entsperrung fordere ich nicht.
  • Die Daten der CU/A können Funktionsrechtinhabern zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Ein öffentlicher Pranger wie diese Seite ist ein schwerer DS-Verstoß. Der Benutzer kann die Daten außerhalb der Wikipedia speichern. Ein klarer Regelverstoß --Redneck Girl 07:48, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
  • Diesen Eintrag bitte auch löschen. --Redneck Girl 08:34, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply


Falls DS hier keine leere Floskel, bitte etwas unternehmen. Baldigst! --Redneck Girl 11:20, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Ich hab das an die Ombudsmann-Kommission weitergeleitet. Antwort kann aber etwas dauern. --Elian 12:55, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
Besten Dank! --Redneck Girl 15:17, 30 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

methodological question[edit]

Hallo, Elian! In favour of brevity, I shall abstain of drowning you in the whirlpool of facts and reasons, promising you to dive into this depth at your special request :). In short, my question to you as an ombudsman (that is, the last resort in interpreting Wikipedia’s regulations) sounds like this:

  • — what rules (if any) may authorize the Arbitres to conduct inspections of the sysop’s (admin’s) and check-users’ (CU) activities using the provocative methods?
    For example, an arbiter creates a sockpuppet which a) behaves agressively; b) opposes the CU who is on his way of discovering this sock-puppeting; c) knowingly publishes false statements that he is not a puppet etc?
    At the same, acting under his real nickname — again, in public, — the same arbiter is putting pressure upon other CU’s, asking them to, literally, "think twice" before starting checks of his (nobody knows that) puppet.
  • If, in that or another way these methods may have ethic and legal grounding in the Wikipedia’s rules, then:
    — should these provocative checks be conducted upon a special plan, which should be collectively approved by all the arbiters (Arb. Comm.) before launching "ducks"?
    — should AC clearly define the scope of methods which are supposed to be applicable against a specific suspect? Or is it it ethical/acceptable to leave the choice of tactics (e.g. to lie or not lie in the dialogues) at the discretion and impromptu of an arbiter temporarily disguised as a puppet?

Finally and perhaps, most important: are there any explicit guarantees for the CU’s which may provide their independence from the Arbiters, in particular, in their choice of the objects of their checks? Since appointment and dismissal of CU's is the prerogative of arbiters, one may encounter a classical legal lacoona, a gap, when a governing body is outside the legal impact while the counterbalancing system is missing?

Alternatively: if an arbiter trusts the checkusers’ he appointed — why doesn’t he warn privately his appointees (CU’s) — «listen, guys — I wanna play a duck, don't shoot — OK?» :)))

Thanking you in advance for your reply, I kindly ask everybody to consider all the above facts to be fictional, and possible similarities - unintentional, until this issue may be resolved in abstracto. Cherurbino 09:28, 23 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

further development[edit]

Hallo, Elian! In addition to abovesaid — which is the right place to put a more official request upon the subject, i.e. with nicks, diffs etc.? In general, a question may sound like this:

  • Arbiter 'A' has an account which he claims to be an abbreviation of his real name
  • Checkuser 'C' founds that a sockpuppet 'S' = 'A'.
  • Arbiter 'A' insists, that 'C' has infringed his privacy by revealing that 'S' = 'A', where 'A' = actual personal name. (see diff here)

My opinion is, that there's no privacy breech on the side of checkusers, since it was 'A'’s original choice to set his nick = his actual name.

Thus, if 'A' has originally chosen an option to invent a nickname (instead of using a real one) — such effects would not come, because one unknown (nick 'S') would have been equated to another unknown (nick 'A').

Thank you, Cherurbino 10:32, 25 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

Produce WMDOC/Cheatsheet in Malay language[edit]

Hi Elian! I'm a Wikipedian from Wikipedia Bahasa Melayu (ms.wikipedia.org). Can you put this Malay translation I made from m:WMDOC/Cheatsheet into the page? You will find it when you edit this text. Hope to hear news from you soon. Thanks! Izhamwong (talk) 13:21, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia genealogy project[edit]

Please visit this page if you wish to contribute to a centralized discussion about a Wikimedia genealogy project. Thank you! --Another Believer (talk) 19:22, 26 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

An idea[edit]

Hello Elian! I had an idea and I want to tell you it, I was thinking about a Wikipedia in Galician-portuguese. What do you think about it? Thanks for your attention, --Gato Preto (talk) 10:34, 4 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia cheatsheet in Spanish[edit]

Hi Elian. The version you produced is n Argentinian Spanish and it is too localized. I think it would be better to prepare one with Spanish language that is understood and accepted more widely. I have put a comment in the discussion about it. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheatsheet-es.pdf. I can offer help if you wish. Regards --Basquetteur (talk) 10:26, 21 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia cheatsheet in Asturian[edit]

Hi Elian. An Asturian version of Wikipedia cheatsheet is ready at WMDOC/Cheatsheet/ast. It would be great to have it even if there is a Visual Editor now. One never knows when it might come in handy. Thank you. --Oriciu (talk) 21:01, 24 January 2016 (UTC)Reply