User talk:Holger1959

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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, Holger1959. 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 Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 17:31, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

hr.wikipedia[edit]

If problem is not solved, please send me a mail. Thanks! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 19:32, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

I repeat, send me a mail (hopefully when you get my answer to your mail you'll understand why). Thanks! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 11:16, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Usually I open account for users which they are unable to open, and send temp pass to user. If keeping your email private from me is important to you, I'll respect that, but it's kind of .... silly. SpeedyGonsales (talk) 10:27, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Just fully read your a bit longer message, usually email address cannot disclose somebodies identity, and if some contain real name & surname, usually people today have at least two emails. Additionally, I'm checkuser on hr.wikipedia, and that kind of mean "trusted user with confidential data". But as I wrote above, I see no problem in respecting your wishes, just it is usually faster & simpler for both of us to open new account than to open one under temp name and then rename it to wanted name. SpeedyGonsales (talk) 10:41, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Holger19und59 renamed to Holger1959. I believe I already wrote above clear answer to your question. Maybe just to add, before SUL was invented we had handful of vandals or sock puppets, who just adored making similar names to existing users, having some letter in name written using same symbol & different UTF codepoint. Or randomizing numbers in somebodies username. And with names having lot of numbers, differentiating e.g. Holger39796, Holger39769 and Holger39679 isn't plain obvious for number freaks, and for dyslexic people is even harder. So we made policy to keep user names kind of user friendly, human. I hope you understand. SpeedyGonsales (talk) 11:00, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Holger1959 (talk) 02:57, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:09, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect letter update[edit]

Hi Holger1959,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer speed issues[edit]

Hi Holger,

I am one of the developers of Media Viewer. You mentioned some speed concerns in the Media Viewer consultation. I have been trying for a while to get reliable, detailed reports from people with speed problems (the general experience seems to be that Media Viewer is slightly faster than the file page). If you have some time to spend on this, and could provide some details at mw:Multimedia/Media_Viewer/Speed_reports, that would be immensely helpful. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 00:51, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks :)[edit]

Hi

Thanks so much for translating the Wiki Loves Earth Biosphere Reserves page into German, please let me know when you are finished and I will add it. The competition finishes in one week, UNESCO can share the competition with the German Biosphere Reserves once we have a working page.

Thanks again

John Cummings (talk) 18:19, 23 June 2016 (UTC)