User talk:Eric Luth (WMSE)

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Invitation translation[edit]

Γειά σας!

Αυτό το μήνα περίπου xxx εικόνες μεταφορτώθηκαν από το ίδρυμα GLAM στο Wikimedia Commons. Όλες απεικονίζουν το yyy (δείτε τις εικόνες εδώ), με σύντομη ερμηνεία. Θα ήταν θαυμάσιο αν μπορούσαν να χρησιμοποιηθούν στη Wikipedia zzz-γλώσσα, ή οπουδήποτε όπου αλλού υπάρχει σχετικό κείμενο ή λήμμα.

Παραδείγματα για το πώς θα μπορούσαν να χρησιμοποιηθούν:


Regards--Kalogeropoulos (talk) 12:35, 26 September 2017 (UTC)--

Thank you so much, @Kalogeropoulos:. However, the text that needed translation was the Specific for Swedish Cyprus Expedition images. Do you have time to look at that one too?
BTW, I transferred your translation to Connected_Open_Heritage/Get_Involved/Volunteer_Tasks/Image_use_invitation/el. Thanks again! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 13:04, 26 September 2017 (UTC)


Τον Φεβρουάριο του τρέχοντος έτους, περίπου 600 εικόνες από τα Σουηδικό Μεσογειακό Μουσείο μεταφορτώθηκαν στο Wikimedia Commons. Όλες απεικονίζουν την Σουηδική αποστολή στην Κύπρο από το 1927 έως το 1931 (δείτε τις εικόνες εδώ), όταν η Κύπρος ερευνήθηκε από Σουηδούς αρχαιολόγους. Θα ήταν θαυμάσιο αν μπορούσαν να χρησιμοποιηθούν στην ελληνική Βικιπαίδεια ή οπουδήποτε αλλού, όπου γράφεται η Κύπρος και η ιστορία της.

Μπορείτε να τις βρείτε σε αυτή την κατηγορία στα Commons.

Παραδείγματα για το πώς θα μπορούσαν να χρησιμοποιηθούν:


Best regards--Kalogeropoulos (talk) 00:38, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

This is splendid! Thank you so much! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 11:25, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Re:Wikimania Ambassador[edit]

Hi Eric, how are you? Of course, I ve already signed up. Thank you for the invitation.--Jalu (talk) 14:42, 13 February 2019 (UTC)


Dear Eric, thanks for the invitation to take part in WikiGap Challenge. We are running WikiGap in Ukraine and our local page informs about it as well. Still, there few moments on the challenge that do not cause excitement. Challenge is set up to consider only numbers, this makes the process of defining winners really easy. But what about the quality? There was a lack of information on the 2019 Number one winner contribution, so I made my own observations especially given that he was from my Wikipedia and language was not a problem. User:Андрій Гриценко produced only translations, many of them were translations of the translations. Thus we got a big batch of bad-quality translations that still ned to be fixed. Not much fun. So, It would be really nice to think about the mechanism of preventing participants from rushing with producing numbers to get the prize. One of the possible ways is to consider the number of created articles per day. Do you think it is possible to create 40 good articles (even if stubs) per day? That what we could witness last year. I don't know about the human intellectual potential with this, but number 30-40 seems beyond it to me. and one can reach this only producing automated translations. And another thing I would like to see at the challenge result is at least some information about what kind of women roles challenge winners were promoting and contributing. I was really curious about that and made my own research. 42% of articles out of 360 were about actresses- a profession that is far from being unpopular as for women, as for Wikipedia contributors (but this is only an opinion, and I understand that the challenge does not make difference between an article about actress and article about scientist). I hope you will bring more "behind the numbers" information this year. Today we have many tools for this. None the less thank you and Wikimedia Sweden for the opportunities and motivation you give to the Wikipedians all over the world!--Anntinomy (talk) 17:05, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

Anntinomy: Thanks so much for your input! We have been thinking a lot on how to make the barriers low while still maintaining decent quality, a balance which is quite hard to do – especially since our experience so far is that challenges are encouraging for newcomers, who may lack the experience on how to do long and deep articles. We will evaluate this closely after the challenge is over, and I would be happy to have your inputs and thoughts in that phase! Best Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 09:16, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia meet token[edit]

Hi Eric. Would you be so kind to create a WM meet token for me. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:20, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi Billinghurst. Yes, of course! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 08:38, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
I sent you an email with the token. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 08:50, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
Could not create account as the token supplied was invalid. and I did use Chrome (second time, FF first time).  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:33, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
Hm, weird. I will try with a new one. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 13:33, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
It hates me The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application. which is the error that I got in FF. I will try again later, though maybe I have blockers in place stopping its comms. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:41, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
Hm, weird. @Amir Sarabadani (WMDE): Do you know what might happen? Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 13:43, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst Hey, please ping my volunteer account (I'm doing this in my volunteer capacity). I completely missed the ping and just saw it by chance. Is it still broken? let me work on it. Amir (talk) 18:54, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst The recent restarts of VMs in the cloud broke it. It should be fixed now. Sorry for inconvenience Amir (talk) 19:01, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
@Ladsgroup: Thanks for the reply. I still need a valid working token to try again. I had temporarily left it. Sorry to be a needy pain.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:48, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
@Billinghurst no worries at all. I sent you a new token. Amir (talk) 22:59, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
@Ladsgroup: Success. Thanks for what you do in both paid and unpaid capacities. (Apologies for the muddy foot prints Eric)  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:19, 21 November 2020 (UTC)


Hi! Can I have a one-time-ticket for the Wikimedia Meet? Thank you! --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 22:06, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hi Valerio Bozzolan! Of course, please send me an email! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 13:14, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Page base origin[edit]

Hello Eric Luth,

May I ask you where the text of WikiGap Challenge/Participants you just created comes from? Actually, it has several (minor) issues I have fixed on several pages, but I would like to fix the original template in order all user who copy it would copy a correct code. --Pols12 (talk) 19:44, 13 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi Pols12. I have written the text originally and copied it from previous years' edition of the challenge. What are the issues? I cannot see any edits on the page from you? Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 07:53, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Oh! OK, thank you: I did not find previous year version.
I will address issues later: for semantics, we should use real title syntax (equal signs) for titles instead of generic span and semi-colon hack.
Regards, -- Pols12 (talk) 20:40, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

WikiGap Challenge[edit]

Good day, Eric Luth (WMSE)! I would like to add to your list of articles one about Tatar journalist, given that this area is not covered so well. Is it possible to add this article?--Фәрһад (talk) 10:37, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Фәрһад. What do you think about this solution? Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 13:11, 10 March 2021 (UTC)
Eric Luth (WMSE), yes, it is good! But maybe it would be better to put this list on the main page with a subtitle "Articles without bonus points". Otherwise, they will be seen by much fewer participants.--Фәрһад (talk) 05:53, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
I made a proposal on the list page. Does that work? Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:33, 12 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi Eric. After reading "Only 20% of Wikipedia’s Biographies Are About Women — #WikiGap Wants to Change That", I've been looking at the Meta pages on WikiGap. I noticed that we have had an unusually high number of new members on Women in Red over the past few days and was wondering whether some of these might have resulted from your call for them to register with the project in accordance with the instructions on Wiki4Women which you link to. It would also be interesting to have more information about the responses you have been getting, in particular the suggestions for new articles about women on the EN wiki. We are of course also happy to help any new users who would like to contribute to the EN wiki. Perhaps you could also put something together for Signpost.--Ipigott (talk) 12:02, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Hi Ipigott! Yes, maybe that's the case? That would be a wonderful development, should it be so! I'd be happy to involve WiR in how to work with the result. From both social media campaigns and the proposals from GC above, we will compile spreadsheets that will eventually be cleaned and uploaded to Wikidata.
I'm not sure how Signpost works, but sure! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:28, 12 March 2021 (UTC)


Hej Eric! Could you or may I add the following message somewhere on this page:

"Dear Participants of WikiGap ! I have a pleasure to announce you, that if you wrote articles about BELARUSIAN women och women related to Belarus between the 8 th of March and 8 th of April (in a language other than Belarusian), you have a chance to win a special prize from People’s Embassy of Belarus in Sweden ! Just add a tag #BelarusGap after the Number of Points as I done here The winner is a participant who wrote the most number of this kind of articles. Please note, that this is NOT a concurrent Project to the official WikiGap, but just a part of it! Best Regards --Lesnas ättling (talk) 08:10, 3 April 2021 (UTC) "

Hi Lesnas ättling! I am back at the office tomorrow. I will see how best to solve it then (realizing that it is very short left of the challenge at that point)! Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:24, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you.--Lesnas ättling (talk) 19:01, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

WikiGapFinder broken[edit]

I just tried to use the WikiGap_Challenge/WikiGapFinder, only to find that the given url now simply displays a "Welcome to nginx" page. I'm not sure how long it has been like this. I thought I might bring this to your attention, if nobody else has done so yet.--Anon423 (talk) 18:34, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, Anon423! I will bring this to the attention of the developers. Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:24, 6 April 2021 (UTC)