User talk:Jfblanc

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Hi, never hesitate to send me a comment, complaint, request... I'll do my best to provide you an answer, explanation, apology...

To reach me faster, use my Occitan wp discussion page, or use the email feature, thanks in advance.

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Superprotect letter update[edit]

Hi Jfblanc,

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, 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) 18:49, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for your notice, I did update the list as per your request. Please notice that newsletter issues might be translated in the future, so it might be odd to find them in the page you told me. I'd be very grateful for suggestions of names of volunteers who'd like to help with this precious task. Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 09:11, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your note! Please see m:User_talk:Nemo_bis/Unused_local_uploads and ping the user when you leave a message. All the best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 16:50, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Quick Question[edit]

Mind if I ask, how do you say "commune in Morocco" and "village in Indonesia" in Occitan? its for wikidata. Thanks

comuna de Marròc; vilatge d'Indonèsia You're welcome, --Jfblanc (talk) 18:49, 17 April 2018 (UTC)