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Welcome to Meta![edit]

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

- Ottava Rima (talk) 17:22, 3 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

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Hello, Isarra. You have new messages at Mdennis (WMF)'s talk page.
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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 21:56, 6 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Updated Wikipedia favicon[edit]

Talk:Favicon#New Wikipedia favicon :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 15:11, 17 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Okay. -— Isarra 17:16, 17 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Wikivoyage logo proposal[edit]

Hi, Isarra. :) Another editor would like for your earlier proposal, File:WV logo v28.png, to be considered in the new logo selection process. Its had to be withdrawn for now to seek your permission, since the rules require that the creator agree to the submission rules. Can you please let me know if you are willing to submit this logo for consideration under those rules and agree to those terms? --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:41, 14 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

If you mean File:Travel boat blue logo.svg etc, I would agree to all conditions that are possible to meet, however copyright-related exclusivity is not one of them as I have already released the files into the public domain, something which I understand to be irrevocable. Considering some of the submissions (and existing project logos) never make it out of the public domain in the first place, I'm not sure I understand that requirement, however. Would it still be possible to submit this? -— Isarra 18:03, 14 July 2013 (UTC)Reply
I think so, but I will have to ask the attorneys. :) Thank you, and I will investigate. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 20:56, 14 July 2013 (UTC)Reply
Because this situation is unusual, they have modified the rules so that you can. :) If you agree to the rule modification listed at Wikivoyage/Logo 2013, please let me know, and I'll reopen that section. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 16:12, 15 July 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, fine by me. Thanks. -— Isarra 00:27, 16 July 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. I've reopened that section. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 00:44, 16 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

Question about final submission[edit]

Hi, Isarra. We're getting ready to go into the first round of voting, and - as you can see here - there are currently multiple designs by you that will be voted on. This is perfectly fine if that's what you choose. There is some concern that variants of a single design may "split the vote", since people only have three choices, so that you could have more voters across your designs but less for any one and thus not be selected. If yours is one of the top three usable designs, there's an opportunity to submit multiple colors to select the best after the first round of voting. I wanted to ask you, given that, if you'd like to narrow down your submission. If so, can you either please remove the others from Wikivoyage/Logo/2013/R1/Gallery or make a note at Talk:Wikivoyage/Logo/2013/R1/Gallery that you'd like them removed before, say, 2300 today (25 July)? The vote is supposed to start tomorrow.

Thank you again for letting those beautiful designs go up for consideration. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 11:52, 25 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

Done. Thanks for caring. -— Isarra 18:08, 25 July 2013 (UTC)Reply


A gummi bear holding a sign that says "Thank you"
Thank you for using VisualEditor and sharing your ideas with the developers. My apologies if you're getting this message more than once, and/or not in your favorite language.

Hello, Isarra,

I am contacting you because you have left feedback about VisualEditor at pages like mw:VisualEditor/Feedback in the past. The Editing team is now asking for your help with VisualEditor. Please tell them what they need to change to make VisualEditor work well for you. The team has a list of top-priority problems, but they also want to hear about small problems. These problems may make editing less fun, take too much of your time, or be as annoying as a paper cut. The Editing team wants to hear about and try to fix these small things, too. 

You can share your thoughts by clicking this link. You may respond to this quick, simple, anonymous survey in your own language. If you take the survey, then you agree your responses may be used in accordance with these terms. This survey is powered by Qualtrics and their use of your information is governed by their privacy policy.

More information (including a translatable list of the questions) is posted on wiki at mw:VisualEditor/Survey 2015. If you have questions, or prefer to respond on-wiki, then please leave a message on the survey's talk page.

Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:39, 3 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global CSS/JS migration[edit]

Hello Isarra. You have global scripts in global.js and common.js/global.js, which you import using your local CSS/JS pages. Since August 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis. Do you want me to merge the global scripts and remove the global imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without touching other scripts)? —Pathoschild 03:00, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Is there any way to do that without actually moving the existing ones? I'd have sorted it out already, but I'm also kind of using them off wikimedia and would need to update everything everywhere and I'm lazy. Bleh. -— Isarra 05:01, 22 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
Do you mean without removing local scripts, or without moving scripts out of common.js/global.js? —Pathoschild 05:11, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Er, the local ones here. On this wiki. -— Isarra 12:53, 22 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
Yep. I can copy common.js/global.js into global.js (without editing common.js/global.js itself), and remove references to common.js/global.js on all wikis (since global.js is loaded automatically) while leaving any other scripts intact. Would that be okay? —Pathoschild 13:10, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, totally. Thanks! -— Isarra 14:26, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Last question: do you want me to copy User:Isarra/common.css/global.css and User:Isarra/vector.css/global.css into User:Isarra/global.css, and remove those local references too? —Pathoschild 19:33, 01 July 2015 (UTC)
The former yes, latter no - the vector stuff is supposed to be just vector. Or something. -— Isarra 23:30, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
You can target specific skins in the CSS:
.skin-vector div#content { color: #000; }
...though I'm fine skipping it if you prefer. —Pathoschild 00:57, 03 July 2015 (UTC)
Problem is the user css doesn't support nesting, or really any LESS features, so every bloody thing would need that right before it, which is horrible for readability.
Really I just need to go through this and clean it all up properly. The other day I looked at my css on uncyclopedia and was horrified at how many pages were included. -— Isarra 19:39, 6 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Sure. I'll proceed without touching User:Isarra/vector.css/global.css imports. —Pathoschild 19:47, 06 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I think. -— Isarra 19:50, 6 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Done! You can see the list of changes on your archive page. —Pathoschild 01:41, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Cool. -— Isarra 02:04, 10 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Congrats on WikiProject X work, hi and thanks[edit]

Hi! Just thought I'd say thanks and congratulations for your work on WikiProject X! I really enjoyed your and Harej's talk at Wikimania. Hope to be in touch soon about synergies with other somewhat similar endeavours (like courses)! Cheers, AGreen (WMF) (talk) 17:22, 25 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on outreach to outside knowledge networks from February 2017. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating. I want to improve how campaigns are run, so let me know if there's something that could be done better for next time.

Please feel free to let me know on my talk page if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:34, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

(Opt-out instructions)

Did I contribute? Interesting. -— Isarra 22:49, 2 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Survey link error fixed[edit]

Hi there, there was a error with the Inspire survey link that caused the survey to be shown as expired, but has now been fixed. The link in the above message should now bring you to the survey. Apologies, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:20, 31 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

GIE rights scheduled to expire[edit]

@Ajraddatz (pinging because you were the granting steward, and because I don't know what notifications are happening with the bots out of service)
Isarra, your Global interface editor is scheduled to expire on Wednesday, 22 August. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:41, 20 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

@StevenJ81: Okay, thanks - how do I renew that? Because I've kind of only just started working on what it's for. -— Isarra 16:19, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply
Go to SRGP#Requests for other global permissions and follow the instructions there. (In the explanation section, note that the rights are expiring, and probably add a reference link to the previous permission, which is at Steward requests/Global permissions/2017-08#Global interface editor for Isarra.) StevenJ81 (talk) 16:30, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply
FWIW, I'm not a steward, and the only reason I'm even clerking these pages is because the bot that used to do it seems not to be running at the moment. I happen to agree that as long as you have "developer", you ought to have this, too. But I didn't set the flag, and I didn't want you caught unaware. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:13, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply
@StevenJ81: Yeah, man, I appreciate it, and the help with the specifics. I totally wasn't paying attention, so this ensures I'm much less likely to have a meaningful gap here. (And there was a reason I held off complaining about that until on the page itself!)
Thanks again! -— Isarra 18:05, 21 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

GIE rights expired[edit]

Hi Isarra. Your global interface editors rights have expired. Please file a new request at SRGP like before if you need to have them renewed for another year. Thanks! Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:44, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Sorry for the mistake. They're scheduled to expire on 2019-08-27. If you still need those after that date you could file a new request for renewal in SRGP as before. Sorry for the noise. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:48, 27 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Newsletter suggestion: overt sub/unsub link[edit]

A thought for your consideration with the newsletter. Can I suggest that you look to have an overt text and link so that people 1) can unsub if they want off and 2) if another user trips over the newsletter on another user's talk page that they can easily subscribe.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:08, 1 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Billinghurst: Aye, that's probably a good idea. I might just start sending out summaries instead of the whole thing since they've been getting so long, though, which would also make it a lot clearer, but if not, I gotta make some note somewhere so I actually remember... (but where?!) -— Isarra 23:52, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply
There, I added a note to the lack of a next issue. If that don't do it, I dunno what will. -— Isarra 23:56, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Great work[edit]

Re wikiproject x do you think you could do it if the grant allowed you to hire 2-3 people experienced with php and mediawiki? --Gryllida 19:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Gryllida: PHP and MediaWiki are, along with design, basically the only parts of this that I can do - while one or more others to also work on these aspects wouldn't go amiss either, what is truly needed is people to handle the rest of it: the management, administrative overhead, outreach, and community engagement to actually drive the development work itself. These aspects of the project, it turns out, are a lot of work, far more than I realised, and not only am I not qualified to complete them anywhere near as effectively as a project of this nature deserves, they're not even a single-person role to begin with. It's too much. -— Isarra 20:08, 29 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Permit me to hijack this talk section with a:

The Original Barnstar
Sounds like you could use one. :) --Izno (talk) 20:52, 29 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

+1 - enjoy your well-deserved break!! ImperfectlyInformed (talk) 21:25, 29 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Thank you all. -— Isarra 14:32, 5 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

What is success?[edit]

(Beyond the title of a pretty groovy 70s funk tune) I just wanted to say a few things. First, that I appreciate the honesty and detail you put into your final grant report for WPX. Second, that I expect that it was hard to do that, and I think the fact you did it anyway reflects well on you. Third, to confess here and now that I frequently fail to meet deadlines, requirements, and expectations (my own especially, but also others'), breaking my heart and grinding down my self esteem in the process--every time. Fourth, that I have often found that projects of mine I initially viewed as failures (and in many cases evidence of systemic personal failings), have often turned out to be more productive, generative, valuable, and successful than I imagined. So for what it's worth, all that.

Anyway, I appreciate the work you did on WikiProject X. I think it has been innovative and useful, and I don't think the project was a mistake or even that it necessarily failed. Nice work; I hope you don't burn out forever. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 16:57, 30 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Jmorgan (WMF): Mmm, perhaps 'failed' isn't the right word, in terms of the project itself. We certainly messed it up, but we also did a lot right, and there is a lot to learn from and use from what actually came out of it, too. If nothing else, I should be able to continue to put it to use on other ones.
We'll see what happens, and thank you - it means a lot. -— Isarra 15:14, 5 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Noticed a Typo[edit]

Hi Isarra,

I noticed a typo on your userpage. Instead of saying "Uploaded", it says "Updloaded". Is it okay if I fix it for you? PS I have made many more typos than probably you have, but it is a reminder that we are only human :) Awesome Aasim 19:21, 27 March 2020 (UTC) EDIT: Added joke links. Also check your MediaWiki notificiations on the skin Timeless for a feature request. Awesome Aasim 19:25, 27 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Awesome Aasim: Go for it. But next time just vandalise my page like a true uncyclopedian. -— Isarra 15:46, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply
Got it. It is now an un-typo xD Awesome Aasim 16:44, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Global interface editor permissions scheduled to expire on 2020-08-18[edit]

Hello Isarra. I hope that you're okay. This is a reminder that your interface editor permissions are scheduled to expire on 18 August 2020. If you are interested in renewing your access for another year, please feel free to file a new SRGP request one or two weeks before the rights expire. Please let me know if you have any questions. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:39, 3 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Well, that happened. -— Isarra 20:41, 28 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

a Graphic Designer's Barnstar[edit]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Graphic Designer's Barnstar
Graphic Designers' Barnster for

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MediaWiki_logo_2018.svg RIT RAJARSHI (talk) 15:05, 22 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Wednesday July 28: Wikispore Day Unconference[edit]

Wikispore Day 0, the picnic that partially inspired Wikispore.
Wikispore Day 1, last year

The second anniversary of Wikispore Day, observed on July 28, 2020, marks twenty-four months from the conceptual sprouting of the Wikispore idea from the Strategy Wiknic in NYC, which was held on July 14, 2019.

You are invited to participate in a virtual unconference for this year!

Wednesday July 28:

  • 12:002:00 pm (New York City time)
  • (16:00–18:00 UTC/GMT, 18:00–20:00 Berlin)
  • Social Hour

Since Wikispore is probably the only Wikimedia project to be born at a picnic, you are encouraged to participate from a socially-distanced green space outdooors if possible.

Wikisporadic Newsletter: August 2021[edit]

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--Pharos 19:48, 11 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

Wikisporadic Newsletter: September 2022[edit]

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