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Azak på tyrkisk![edit]


Jeg er nybegynner!

Jeg har akkurat lest Jakten på Odin og hvordan boka ble motarbeida. Jeg fant en side om Asovhavet på wikipedia. Brukeren heter Mahlum. Der står det: "Navnet Azov kan stamme fra det tyrkiske ordet «azak», som betyr «lav» og refererer til beliggenheten." Jeg tok kontant med noen tyrkere i går. Det kjenner ikke ordet azak, men derimot uzak som betyr lang, evig. Så jeg lurer på om du har noe å bidra med når det gjelder tyrkisk og hvordan jeg skal komme i kontant med Mahlum.

Vennlig hilsen

Odd Øivind Bergstad alias Oddvind

Hva er i veien med mobilen din?

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Oddvind (talk) 09:23, 21 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rosetta Barnstar[edit]

Jon, thanks a lot for the Barnstar, it was as appreciated as unexpected :-) I liked very much to collaborate, it was fun! Thanks a lot again.-- 15:06, 1 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're very welcome. :-) Jon Harald Søby 17:04, 5 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Oh, thank you very much! I promise that I will continue helping with translations as much as possible. --Toliño Fala aquí comigo 15:13, 1 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good to hear! And you're welcome. Jon Harald Søby 17:03, 5 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Barnstar[edit]

Thank you. It was much appreciated. :) --FollowTheMedia 15:40, 1 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

:-) Jon Harald Søby 17:03, 5 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE:Thank you for your help with board election translations[edit]

You're welcome :). And thanks for the barnstar! --Isha 15:41, 1 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, thank you very much :) --minhhuy*= 04:17, 2 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You gave me one for this here, and then again? Mhm.. I think you wanted to say, come on for fundraiser? :P LOL, Mhm. okay you know I am here for this! :P Obrigado! — Tanvir | Talk ] 04:29, 2 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank You! very much...Pasindu Kavinda  Talk 04:52, 2 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome all, it is deserved. @Tanvir, take it as a double thank-you and a call for action. ;-P Jon Harald Søby 17:03, 5 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you! It's the first time that I receive a barnstar outside the Chinese Wikipedia. --DS-fax 08:10, 11 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE: Barnstar[edit]

Thank you... JB82 19:30, 4 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You're welcome. :-) Jon Harald Søby 17:03, 5 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"Observers are Wikimedians who receive copies of e-mails sent to the internal language committee mailing list, but who cannot browse the archives or reply to the e-mails directly. If you want to become an observer, you should ask one of the committee members. If there are no objections within the committee after seven days, you will be subscribed as an observer." (Language committee)

I'd be interested. Should I write some sort of introduction, or just say "please" here? /Julle 14:34, 7 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Jon Harald Søby

Can you help me in translating of this in albanian, because I don't have permission to edit, here and text:

Please help translate - Ju lutemi ndihmoni në përkëthimin
the 2011 fundraiser - në shqip të fondeve 2011
Help translate - Ndihmoni përkëthimin

Thanks in advance. :) .--Liridon 17:32, 30 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. :-) Jon Harald Søby 02:38, 1 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I don't know what is happening with albanian wikipedia's logo, how to restore the original logo. Who have permission to change this. Please help us.--Liridon 11:08, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whoa, that was weird. Someone set the logo for Sängö Wikipedia (sg.wikipedia) as the logo for the Albanian Wikipedia. I have uploaded the Albanian logo above that one for the time being, and will file a bug so someone can fix it for real. Jon Harald Søby 12:31, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
bugzilla:31668. Jon Harald Søby 12:36, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, now is OK.--Liridon 15:09, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. :-) Jon Harald Søby 15:13, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update WMFChap on foundation-wiki[edit]

Hello, do you have an account on the foundation-wiki? If you can, please help me update Translation requests/WMF/Local chapters/vi at that. I translated this page has long. Similarly, update the Italian page. Thank you very much :) --minhhuy*= 12:49, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All done! :-) Jon Harald Søby 14:00, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And, please update Translation requests/WMF/Local chapters/vi again, Translation requests/WMF/Home/vi & Translation requests/WMF/OurProjects2006/vi, also Uk page :) --minhhuy*= (talk) 02:11, 17 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, sorry for disturbing you. Could you merge the history of s:vi:Tác gia:Phan Kế Bính and s:vi:Tác giả:Phan Kế Bính? A user moved this page from "Tác gia" (Author) namespace to "Tác giả", but "Tác gia" is right namespace and "Tác giả" namespace does not exist, then this user corrected by cutting anh pasting, so the history of this page has been lost. I am not a sysop in Vietnamese Wikisource, while sysop Vinhtantran not available. Thanks in advance (sorry for bad English). Tranminh360 (talk) 12:51, 19 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done! :-) Jon Harald Søby 22:08, 19 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the notice but I will encourage to do the translation for the Wikimedia fundraiser. I will try to work as hard as I can with it. I need meta-wiki auto-patrolled right because, I am working heavily a lot of translation articles and its difficult to patrol. Kindly grant me this right because, im a trustful and experienced user. I'm a trustful user on and I can be also there. See this for further understanding how im trustful on Regards. --Mohamed Aden Ighe 21:03, 20 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kindly thanks again and respond to me. --Mohamed Aden Ighe 21:49, 1 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm sorry, I forgot to reply to this. Don't log in to Meta with my volunteer account that often these days. :P You have autopatrol rights now. Jon Harald Søby 01:05, 2 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, but thanks --Mohamed Aden Ighe 10:50, 2 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please do some tasks below to fix several bugs in the interface of Vietnamese Wikisource:

1. In s:vi:MediaWiki:Common.js, in the function BilingualLink(), delete "http:" from the line beginning with "var bilang".

2. In s:vi:MediaWiki:Common.js, add this script to translate "optlist" in the sidebar:

self.ws_messages = { 
 "optlist": "Tùy chọn hiển thị",
 "hide_page_numbers": "Ẩn liên kết trang",
 "show_page_numbers": "Hiện liên kết trang",

3. In s:vi:MediaWiki:Proofreadpage index attributes, add "Nơi xuất bản" between "Nhà xuất bản" and "Lần|Lần xuất bản".

You can see these requests at s:vi:User talk:Vinhtantran#Fwd: Vấn đề giao diện ở vi wikisource and s:vi:Thảo luận MediaWiki:Common.js. Because sysop Vinhtantran is not available now, could you help us to do these tasks? Thank you. Tranminh360 (talk) 15:34, 11 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done! :-) Jon Harald Søby 05:35, 12 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot on Wikispecies[edit]

Just like to remind you that your bot has been approved for trial. Thanks. OhanaUnitedTalk page 07:02, 13 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the reminder! One thing I didn't check when I requested bot status is that pywikipedia doesn't actually work with Wikispecies without some adjustment – it checks the interwikis and makes changes where it needs to, but only in the links it follows – it doesn't make any changes on Wikispecies even when things need to be changed. I'll try and look into it to see if I can make the necessary changes, but it may take some time. Jon Harald Søby 06:04, 15 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I apologize I have not helped more with translations wrt. message of yours at my talk page but currently I'm undergoing such strange process at WP [1] that my good faith in WP is utterly shaken, and in general I think the trend is not good. I must say I had much higher expectations about internal situation in WP but still I hope it is not entirely lost. Naturally, if things happen with you as currently happened with me, you do not feel that super enthusiastic about the project and your inner man is rebelling against idea to participate in such environment. Thanks for your understanding.--Stephfo 04:36, 30 November 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. I'd like to ask when you are finished checking the lezgin wikipedia on the reliability of the language. And how to speed up the process, already four years of it in the incubator.Lezgistxa 14:56, 10 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think EdwardsBot is intentionally unflagged here at Meta-Wiki. I think nobody has gotten around to it or something. It's flagged at the English Wikipedia and on other wikis. --MZMcBride 14:25, 24 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can you suggest me some of the extenshan that we can propose at the start of Marathi wiki source.

Thanks Rahul Deshmukh


Coordination of review with Barras[edit]

Hi. Barras suggested I contact you about this. See, User talk:Barras#Review of RfD closure Thanks. Alanscottwalker (talk) 18:37, 19 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LibraryThing-o en Esperanto[edit]

Kara amiko! La tradukado de LibraryThing-o al Esperanto bone progresis. Dankegon al "Annix"! Vidu paĝon pri la ĝis nun plej ofte aldonitaj verkoj kaj aŭtoroj. Tamen necesas pligrandigi la bazon de la esperantlingvaj kunlaborantoj, de la esperantlingvaj libroemuloj. Bv. sekvi (provizorajn) klarigojn haveblajn ĉe . Antaŭdankon! ‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 21:35, 27 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please help us[edit]

My name is Rexford. I live in Ghana. For time now, a group of Ghanaian Akan native speakers have tried editing the landing page of the ak.wikipedia site. However, since we do not have the administrative rights, we never are able to edit.

Can you please help us constantly update the landing page and give it a nice look?

--Nkansahrexford (talk) 23:16, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Two questions regarding Translation Notification Bot[edit]

Dear Jon Harald Søby, I have two questions regarding Translation Notification Bot on nl.wikipedia. I hope you can help me.

Firstly, the bot places messages with incorrect links, pointing to nl.wikipedia instead of meta. See this edit for example. Could you please fix this?

Secondly, the account currently doesn't have a bot flag. Would you please consider requesting one here?

Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 02:03, 20 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The first issue is already fixed and will be deployed soon.
I'll poke the right people about the second issue. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 17:38, 24 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear Amire80, thank you very much! Mathonius (talk) 20:54, 24 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There still seems to be a problem with the links, see for example [2] and Talk:Translation reques. Mathonius (talk) 00:21, 2 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of review of adminship[edit]

Hello Jon Harald Søby. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2012. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before October 08, 2012. Kind regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:41, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the notice! Haven't been that active here with this account (was quite active with Jsoby when I was working as a fellow), but will be again. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 14:23, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simple French Wikipedia?[edit]

Hi! I started a discussion about starting a Simple French Wikipedia. Please see Meta:Babel#Simple_French_Wikipedia_proposal_based_on_fran.C3.A7ais_fondamental WhisperToMe (talk) 06:52, 17 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation Notification Bot @[edit]

Hello. I'm so sorry to tell you that I blocked the bot, since it made a lot of edits without permission. Please, request bot flag for the bot here, and it will unblocked as soon as it has the flag. Regards.--Avocato 15:30, 25 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg I have unblocked it and put a request to grant bot flag myself. Regards.--Avocato 20:00, 25 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I whished that this ought not be forever. Now I see you'll be returning. I'm happy to see you stand again, Jon. Best of luck! Regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:30, 25 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. Crossing my fingers. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 15:56, 25 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please answer steward candidate questions here --Ansei (talk) 14:45, 15 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the notification! I had missed them for some reason. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:12, 15 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Jhs,

on behalf of the stewards' election committee, congratulations on your appointment as a steward! Your permissions have now been set and you are able to start working.

You have been added to the list of stewards and the stewards' chart. Please take a moment to check that your details are accurate and update them if necessary. In addition, please contact Trijnstel to obtain access to the various mailing lists and wikis. Alternatively or in addition to, you can drop by IRC #wikimedia-stewardsconnect and we can see who's around and sort out what we can.

These include: checkuser-l, the private mailing list for Wikimedia checkusers, stewards-l, the private list for stewards. In addition, you will be given access to the related private wikis, one for checkusers and the other solely for stewards, details of which will be provided.

If you use IRC, you will be given access to several channels, including #wikimedia-checkuserconnect and #wikimedia-privacyconnect.

Best of luck with your new tools; I am sure you will do a fantastic job. Please remember that your fellow stewards are always available if you need a second opinion, either via the mailing list or on IRC.

On behalf of the election committee,

Snowolf How can I help? 02:48, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! :D Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:54, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Salam Jon Harald Søby. Sizi stüard seçkisində müvəffəqiyyət qazanmağınız münasibətilə səmimi qəlbdən təbrik edirəm. İnanıram ki, vikidəyərlərə sadiq qalacaq və vikicəmiyyətin daha da operativ və daha da ədalətli fəaliyyətində Sizin xüsusi əməyiniz olacaq. Dərin hörmətlə, --►Cekli829 06:25, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Qardaş, çox sağ olun! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:55, 28 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edits to WM NO's FDC Proposal[edit]

Hello, Jon! Hope you're well. We saw your edits to WM NO's FDC proposal. Unfortunately, no changes to the proposal are allowed after the submission deadline (even minor copyedits) unless they are necessary changes requested in writing by a representative of the chapter and approved by FDC Staff. Thanks very much for reading the proposal and contributing, however, and I hope we can look forward to your comments on the discussion page. Best regards, Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 16:37, 14 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the notice, Winifred. I didn't realise the deadline had passed already, I just skimmed through the introduction to get to the good parts. Won't happen again. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 14:15, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fundraising translation feedback[edit]

Hey Jon Harald Søby,

I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for norwegian bokmal using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

Many Thanks

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 11:40, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interwiki links from SWWP to another sites[edit]

Hi Jon, mambo vipi? I was about to add some interwiki to American Pie (mfululizo) but I didn't because I thought the bot will take care the interwiki matter (since the interwiki are added through wikidata). But so far nothing happened and I don't know how to make the interwiki of the mentioned article appear in our Wikipedia. I went there and I've added the link but still I can't find no link to the other sites. So please tell me what to do or should I follow the previous style instead? I mean, adding an interwiki manually?--Wikipedian (Activist) 10:17, 27 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Poa sana, kaka. Habari yako?
I think you have done everything correctly, seeing as the interwikis show up for me. There is a problem with caching, but if you just append ?action=purge to the article in swwiki after you have added its link on Wikidata, the interwikis will show up. Jhsoby (talk) 18:19, 27 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, man.. You are adorable! Thanks for the purge info. Next time I'll make sure to do the same. Thank you again, Bonge a.k.a--Wikipedian (Activist) 06:45, 28 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of review of adminship (April 2013)[edit]

Hello Jon Harald Søby. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2013. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2013. Kind regards. -- MarcoAurelio 14:45, 1 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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You can read Norwegian and said you're active - so I would like to suggest you read the discussion I started about it. Gryllida 23:47, 4 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation of Norwegian Church hymn title for article in English[edit]

I was hoping you could provide me with an idiomatic translation of the Norwegian Church hymn title "Høgt frå den himmelske klåra". As far as I can tell it does not appear in Lutheran Hymnals in English (or if it does, it's under an unrecognizable). I've made a couple of attempts, such as "High from the Heavenly Heights" and "From the clear heavens" but I'm not really satisfied. This is for an article about the author of the hymn in English Wikipeida, . Someday I would like to see it translated into bokmal, but I want to get it to a good status first. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. ( ) ( ) 22:05, 10 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Email translation[edit]

Will the raw text be used for the email? Will HTML/wikitext formatting like this work? BTW, please add categories when you create pages. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:30, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

P.S. same with gender-specific stuff [3] PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:31, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We won't use the raw wikitext per se, though essential HTML formatting should remain. I'll fix the GENDER issue in a bit (have to go to work now). Jon Harald Søby (talk) 04:19, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Query about translation template litter[edit]

Jon, I believe you had an important role in designing this template. I'm new to it.

I'm struggling to see why the template should be applied at such fine-grained level that individual numbered or bulleted points are marked up. I'm finding it disruptive at that level. Why is a section not the most fine-grained level? Tony (talk) 06:14, 4 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikidata - terms in Norwegian[edit]

Ref your comments on Wikidata diskusjon. The current translation of English: item to Norwegian: datasett, contradicts what is provided by dictionaries in the IT/IS field, is inconsistent with Norwegian language practices, it undermines the semantics of the data model behind Wikidata terminology, and it has no support in the community of Norwegian Wikipedia contributors, except from one single person.

In role of Wikipedia contributors and users of Wikidata, we need an explanation or a rationale for 'datasett' still being used in the Norwegian user interface.(Example: ) And insight into the decision-making process leading to this choice. Thank you! --Roarjo (talk) 11:36, 7 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

doubts on translations[edit]

Hi Jon, I'm working with an IEG in the wikiArS initiative. I'm trying to understand how to ask for translations and in general how to manage the translation issues. I've some doubts and Siko told me to ask you.

I put the <translate> tag inside the main wikiArS pages (outreach:wikiArS, outreach:WikiArS/Get_started,outreach:wikiArS/Schools, outreach:wikiArS/Get_involved) expecting to found this page listed in Special:PageTranslation, but not :-) Why? What is wrong?

Another question is: it is possible to use the translate system to ask for translations from other languages into English or only from English to other languages. For example I've this page in Catalan. It's possible to put tags and ask for translations or first I should to translate it into English and then ask for other languages?

Thanks in advance. Greetings. --Dvdgmz (talk) 13:22, 10 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2011 election voter list[edit]

Hi, do you have a copy of the 2011 election voter list? It doesnt appear to be online. See Talk:Board_elections/2011#Voter_list. John Vandenberg (talk) 06:04, 22 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Survey on Chapters[edit]

Thanks a lot for your contributions! I think I owe you a wikibeer or something. :)

Best, aegis maelstrom δ 21:35, 17 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem! :-) I'll try to find data on the stuff I haven't filled in yet, but it's not as easily available as the stuff I have filled in. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 15:11, 18 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure. I knew that there are some low hanging fruits and some trickier ones. :) I have some problems even with my home (Polish) Chapter. :) Hope you find some heart and time to attack the more demanding ones as well.
Best Wishes, aegis maelstrom δ 09:04, 19 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editor @[edit]

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato 12:22, 28 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Old English Wikibooks closure proposal[edit]

This proposal is open since January. More people voted in favor of closing than leaving them open. Inform the Langcom to close the project per voting results. Here is the voting [4]

Translation request, pretty please[edit]

Hello Jon Harald, I hope you are well!

I was wondering if you'd have a moment to translate this page into nb and nn? Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:27, 9 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wrong blocking[edit]

I have been blocked for the wrong reason. The other Swedish speaking steward Tegel is involved in this erroneous blocking. It was MagnusA on Swedish Wikipedia who did the blocking. I was never warned before blocking and I didn't fulfill any Wikipedia rules to be blocked. I want to be unblocked and at least MagnusA should be blocked since he blocks people for made up reasons. You can see the discussion of the blocking here: Regards, Mikael4u (talk) 18:01, 18 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was unblocked right now. This administrator MagnusA has blocked another person for unclear reasons a couple of years ago. This person is more severely permanently blocked and is not even allowed to defend himself on his own page: The stated reason that he was blocked was that they said he made extreme personal attacks but I don't agree that he said worse things than the other and the other is now an administrator on Swedish Wikipedia: I think it's time to unblock Staffan_Jacobson. We need his help on the article I tried to save and that I was blocked for trying to save twice, but not three times. Regards, Mikael4u (talk) 22:23, 18 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Disruptive edits[edit]

Hi Jon Harald, I wonder if you could help by blocking this editor. There is a bit of a headache with disruptive edits as shown here in this Basque article. Fails to engage in explanation or discussion and comes back repeatedly, broke the rule of the three edits. I have little doubt that it's actually one editor with two sockpuppets (BernardaAlba and the IP address). Please find me for more info in en:User:Iñaki LL. Regards! Iñaki LLM (talk) 12:13, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikidata Ambassadors[edit]

Just notifying you of this... --Ricordisamoa 22:24, 19 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I made that thing...[edit]

...that we were talking about, based on your new method for separating template structure from contents, and thereby keeping the markup and styling of the template clean and editable outside of translation workflows. It's a universal version of the caller template you made that matches text keys in a /Content subpage of a given template. It takes namespace, title, and key (currently "words=") parameters to specify the target. All those params are probably overkill and too sloppy at the moment, but it seems to work as advertised. With a little work, do you think this could be a substitute for Template:TNT for use on templates that have complex markup, or are likely to change? If so, I can work on the doc. Also, FYI I've started to document some challenges and best practices for templates in translation here. Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 00:55, 13 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please visit this page if you wish to contribute to a centralized discussion about a Wikimedia genealogy project. Thank you! --Another Believer (talk) 21:49, 26 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for feedback on my GSoC'14 proposal[edit]

Hi Jon Harald Søby,

I am planning to work on the project titled "Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content" this summer under Google Summer of Code. I have drafted a proposal for the same over the past few weeks. This project is going to help the translation adminstrators like you in a great way, as it would completely automate the tedious manual task of preparing a page for translation and then importing the translations into the Translate extension. You can check the proposal page for detailed information on how I plan to accomplish this.

As you would be an end user of this tool, it would be great if you could go through the proposal and provide feedback/suggestions. Your feedback would definitely help me improve the proposal as well help in creating an even better tool. You can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal or reply here, whichever is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

P.S: I need to submit the proposal to Google by March 19, 2014.

BPositive (talk) 13:24, 13 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TCT and Grantmaking Navbar[edit]

Hi Jon,

I have an interesting new test case for TCT. I just created this grantmaking navbar template. I wanted to familiarize myself with Lua (translation: don’t judge my code too harshly). Currently, this template selects the title to display on a particular page from the list at Module:GrantmakingNavbar/pages.

What’s the best way to make these titles translatable using TCT? I expect we need to call a Template:GrantmakingNavbar/Content page or something from the template itself, before it invokes the module, but haven’t really worked out the details. Any ideas? Using Lua adds a layer of complexity, though I enjoy the extra functionality and non-sucky syntax. I expect to make a bunch of new IdeaLab templates in Lua over the next few months, so it would useful to get the workflow down. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:49, 19 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just to close the loop on this, I managed to replicate the TCT trick in Lua and the GrantmakingNavbar is now translatable. Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 01:12, 11 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome that you were able to do this. I have zero Lua knowledge (speaking of loops, that's one I've fallen out of). Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:29, 14 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of review of adminship[edit]

Hello Jon Harald Søby. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2014. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2014. Kind regards, Barras talk 09:59, 1 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of removal of adminship[edit]

I regret to inform you that your administrator access has been removed, because you did not indicate that you wanted to keep it on the confirmation page within a week. Kind regards, Barras talk 06:02, 8 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI (as I hear you're being contracted for wiki maintenance work again – nice!). --Nemo 09:04, 25 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translate some names for hundreds software projects including MediaWiki[edit]

Hello, I'm writing you because you subscribed to a Language support team. As you know, Wikimedia projects exist in almost 300 languages; supporting them all is a big effort so we partner with other organisations. One small but visible thing we miss is that many interwiki links in sidebar (among others) don't offer a translation of the language name when hovered. We're now able to translate 100 more language names in your language.

If you're interested, I can create you an account to submit translations on the CLDR web tool (within June 14): please send an email to ask one and I'll follow up with instructions. On CLDR you can translate and tweak many other things, if you desire; your work will impact hundreds of software projects. Thanks, Nemo 17:58, 2 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

luri lrc nominate for verification[edit]

luri lrc wiki incubator was active in ten months past and it has 5 active users with me[5] and this is luri lrc translations[6] statics, please help us could you suggest luri lrc wikitest to language committe for verification? we need who someone that suggest luri lrc to language committe for verification, could you do this request for us? we really need your help It's our honor Mr Jon Harald that you do this request
please help us please help us lrc lori (talk) 15:28, 11 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please test the new feature Special:PageMigration[edit]

As a Google Summer of Code Intern, I have been working on the Mass Migration tools project for Wikimedia. We are now ready with a minimal working product. The tool helps translators and translation administrators import the old translations into the Translate Extension.

An instance of the same has been set up on labs. You can find some useful instructions on the main page.

Please test the tool and report bugs/suggestions using the link provided on the main page itself. You can have a look at the tracking bug to check already reported bugs.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Cheers. BPositive (talk) 14:33, 14 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Napolitansk wikisource[edit]

Hei Jon Harald,

Har du tid til å lese og skrive her da ?: Requests_for_new_languages/Wikisource_Neapolitan

Hva kan vi bidra med til å åpne "nap.wikisource"?

Mange takk! :D

Mvh,--C.R. (talk) 00:15, 16 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Navnerom Form på norsk bokmål[edit]

Jeg har nylig lastet ned og installert nye versjoner av MediaWiki og Semantic MediaWiki med div. utvidelser. Jeg ser da at tidligere oversettelse av navnerommet Form, Skjema, er blitt borte. Nå må en prefikse med den originale engelske betegnelsen for navnerommet. Er dette en bevisst endring, eller resultatet av overgang fra no til nb, eller noe annet?

Når jeg først har kontakt med deg, lurer jeg på om oversettelsen av navnerom Concept, Konsept, er heldig? Burde det ikke kalles Begrep på norsk bokmål? Jeg håper du er rette vedkommende å spørre. --Event (talk) 10:31, 29 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hei Event, her ser det fortsatt ut som det heter «Skjemaer» (ikke «Skjema»). Ser ikke at det skal ha vært noen forandringer på det. Men ja, språket bør være satt til «nb» og ikke «no», det er «nb» som brukes i all oversettinga på Translatewiki. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 11:42, 1 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Jeg ser at CreateForms og Forms fortsatt oversettes til Skjema, men navnerommet Form ligger ikke i denne oversikten og skal kanskje heller ikke gjøre det fordi det hører til Extension:SemanticForms.--Event (talk) 10:50, 8 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Vet du hvem som er koordinator for bokmålsoversettelsene av de semantiske utvidelsene, slike som SemanticForms? Jeg ønsker å bidra med flere innspill.--Event (talk) 11:17, 8 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Jeg har funnet kilden til problemet. Følgende i SF_Namespaces.php foreligger bare i no-utgave:
 * @author Jon Harald Søby
 $namespaceNames['no'] = array(
   SF_NS_FORM           => 'Skjema',
   SF_NS_FORM_TALK      => 'Skjemadiskusjon'
Blir det gjort noe med dette? Selv har jeg redigert den aktuelle filen for mine to wikier med Semantic Forms, men hva med resten av norske SF-baserte wikier?--Event (talk) 08:19, 25 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Feedback needed from LangCom[edit]

Dear member of the Language Committee, can you please try to answer some of the messages on Talk:Language committee (and its archive)? Many people are asking for updates and indications about their requests, but they are almost never getting an answer of any kind. Candalua (talk) 12:27, 11 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for let me know about the gendergap translation issue[edit]

I can wait until it's not in the draft stage. Thank you to let me know what happened, that's very considerate. --Liang(WMTW) (talk) 10:04, 18 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notice of review of adminship[edit]

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Adminship removed[edit]

Hello Jon. I just wanted to inform you, that I've just removed your temporary adminship as per your RfTA in which it has been granted until 31 March 2015. Regards, -Barras talk 12:00, 13 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Global CSS/JS migration[edit]

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Hi again! I haven't heard back from you, so I'll assume you don't want to do this. Feel free to leave me a message or add a Synchbot request if you change your mind. :) —Pathoschild 16:59, 09 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Humble Request to Hon'ble Members of Language Committee[edit]

  • As a Test Admin of Wp/khw Khowar Wikipedia Project I on behalf of the Khowar language communities of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Xinjiang(China) humbly request the all respectable members of the language comittee for early approval, creation of Khowar Wkipedia i.e. The Khowar language is spoken in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Xingjiang(China). I have created a test page for Khowar language in incubator i.e. Wikipedia Khowar (Khowar Language Wikipedia), On behalf of the abovementioned Khowar speaking four countries for early approval and creation and normalization of Khowar Wikipedia edition. Khowar is one of spoken 14 languages in Chitral(Pakistan). It will be useful to Khowar internet users to report news from worldwide. I strongly feel it deserves its own Wikipedia. Being a test admin i have translated all most used messages into khowar. I have created test Khowar Wikipedia at Khowar Wikpedia.--Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 05:57, 6 November 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hello Jon,

Last weekend we had an event in Tirana, and Greta told me about participation in BotAcademy, and for you. Thank you for the greetings Face-smile.svg. I hope one day to meet in person.

All Best --Liridon (talk) 19:11, 8 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Open Wikinews Thai and voyage Thai[edit]

Please Open Wikinews and wikivoyage Thai Please [7] --Pitpisit (talk) 06:40, 9 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Langcom list[edit]

A little over a week ago I sent an email to the LangCom mailing list regarding the Khowar Wikipedia, and received an automated response saying that "Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive notification of the moderator's decision". Neither of these have happened yet. You're listed as one of the people running the LangCom mailing list. Could you please help with this? Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 05:31, 21 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Jon Harald Søby!
Please help us for approval Western balochi langauge wikipedia, its active sinse 2014 and now has more than 6300 article in this test project.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 22:28, 21 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ibrahim khashrowdi: Looking into it. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:12, 22 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much :) --Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 10:59, 22 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jon Harald Søby: Thank you very for approval of Khowar Wikipedia, I being the Khowar Wiki test administrator on behalf of the khowar speakers thank you for this act of kindness, Regards --Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 04:04, 22 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tunisian Arabic[edit]

As shown in the new edition of Ethnologue, Tunisian Arabizi (One of the Latin Scripts used for Tunisian) has been recognized as a common script for Tunisian Arabic. As it is the most used script in Internet, we will use it in Wp/aeb. I have slightly modified this method so that it can be converted to Arabic Script. I have created a script converter for Tunisian Arabizi and I will implement it with explanations very soon. However, I need to test it before. So, you are invited to change the name of Tunisian Arabic in Latin Script into Tounsi and change the editing software of Tunisian Arabic Wikipedia into Left to Right format. Thank you in advance. --Csisc (talk) 16:17, 14 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion Request[edit]

My dear brother Mr.@Jon Harald Søby: please add this discussion request for khowar language here [8]--Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 09:11, 13 July 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Ingush Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Jon Harald Søby! Please help us for approval Ingush Wikipedia – Wp/inh! ElizaMag (talk) 09:37, 13 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Close Wikinews Norway[edit]

Link : [[9]] --Pitpisit (talk) 00:07, 4 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 17:04, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


My dear brother thank you very much for your support regarding Khowar Language Wikipedia. your comments are required her [10]--Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 09:53, 6 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 16:48, 20 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whose Knowledge? News - February 2017[edit]

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Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 16:32, 10 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fjernet bilde av no:Øystein Sevåg[edit]

Hei, jeg har ikke vært aktiv på en stund (har derfor mistet litt oversikt over rutiner) men har lagt inn et spørsmål her:
men mistenker at det kan være feil sted å be om hjelp. Øystein Sevåg har bedt meg å prøve å finne ut av det. Det eksisterende bildet skal altså byttes ut mot et nytt som ikke blir akseptert av ukjent grunn. Kan du veilede meg? --Profero (talk) 22:38, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hei, Profero. Jeg kan ikke se bildet siden det har blitt sletta, men jeg antar ut fra slettebegrunnelsen at det ble sletta fordi det er funnet en kopi en annen plass på nettet, og det pleier å være en indikator på at den som har lasta det opp bare har funnet det et sted og så lasta det opp på Commons. Så spørsmålet er, er det du som har tatt bildet (og dermed eier rettighetene til det)? Hvis det er tilfelle bør en epost til hvor du skriver at du bekrefter at du er opphavspersonen og at du gir ut bildet under den gitte lisensen (CC-by-SA 4.0 er vel standarden nå tror jeg). Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:45, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hei, Jon Harald. Takk for svar. Nei jeg har ikke tatt det nye bildet, men jeg har lovet å prøve å hjelpe Øystein Sevåg å laste det opp igjen siden han tydeligvis har blitt blokkert etter gjentatte forsøk. Han/vi vil imidlertid kunne dokumentere att fotografen har gitt tillatelse till bruk av bildet. Hvordan bør dette formelt utformes og kan jeg sende det til epost-adressen du oppga samtidig som jeg laster opp bildet? --Profero (talk) 00:46, 4 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Profero: Ja, samme epostadresse. Du kan se eksempler på eposter her, eller prøve denne generatoren (jeg har aldri prøvd den, men den ser enkel nok ut å bruke). Og når du har lasta opp bildet så kan du sette inn malen {{OTRS pending}} på beskrivelsessiden, så det ikke blir sletta med en gang. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 08:03, 4 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jon Harald Søby: Takk, da prøver vi det. --Profero (talk) 12:04, 4 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you![edit]

Hello Jon,
I just wanted to say Thank You for your contributions to the Attribution Generator! I just saw that you committed a number of changes. Thanks for spotting them and helping to improve the Attribution Generator. If you need anything, feel free to get in touch.
Best, Katja Ullrich (WMDE) (talk) 08:05, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2017[edit]


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Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 15:49, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia Montenegrin[edit]

Does anyone know when Montenegrins will get their Wikipedia? Since Montenegro has received an international code for the Montenegrin language, so now Montenegrins are entitled to their Wikipedia. --Ookuninusi 21:56, 12 december 2017 (UTC)

@Ookuninusi: Do you have any sources that this code (cnr) has been assigned? I see the two sources in the English Wikipedia article, but they refer to the National Library in Washington, which is the registrar for ISO 639-2 (not -3), and ISO 639-2 has had no updates since 2012 according to their own website – and indeed I thought ISO 639-2 was frøzen, as in not assigning any new codes. I also can't find anything on SIL's website (the registrar for ISO 639-3): Not under the code and not under the pending change requests. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:02, 12 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The people from SIL International have notified me that they will publish the CNR code on their site in January. --Ookuninusi Talk 03:21, 22 december 2017 (UTC)
@Ookuninusi: Alright, we'll wait for that then. Happy new year! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 07:34, 22 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 22:29, 20 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Jon,

I would like to inform you that you have banned from two IRC channels by chan ops from respectively wikimedia-stewards and wikimedia-operations due to ongoing quit and rejoin spam from your client. If you want to join these again you need to fix issue I've been told. Regards, Wiki13 talk 22:50, 30 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same applies for #wikidata. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 23:08, 30 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the notices, Wiki13 and Sjoerddebruin, and sorry for the annoyances! My machine was supposed to be hibernating, but apparently wasn't, at least not completely… Do any of you happen to have a suggestion for good Ubuntu IRC clients that may avoid this issue? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:39, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, personally I use HexChat on Windows. But from the looks of that page there is PPA for Ubuntu that has a stable version in it. You might want to try that out. Regards, Wiki13 talk 09:44, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Wiki13: Hehe, HexChat is the one I'm already using… Oh well. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:48, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 08:39, 7 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation Request[edit]


I was looking for speakers of various on babel on meta. I am wondering how to say "village in China" and "village in Indonesia" in Norwegian. Thanks in advance. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 23:35, 22 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Artix Kreiger: «landsby i Kina» and «landsby i Indonesia». :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:15, 23 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for late reply but Thanks so much. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 01:21, 26 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2018[edit]


Hi! This is an invitation to join translators working on the upcoming issue of the multilingual newsletter for the visual editor, which will be widely delivered when it's end of Friday in Central Europe. Thanks in advance for your help with this: getting to interact with fellows so skilled like the translators are is among my favorite things about my job :) Best, Elitre (WMF) 10:29, 27 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PS: Here are some instructions. Please go to the translation page: your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. Once you've selected it, you'll see the document in English side by side with any translation work already done in your language. You can add new translations or modify existing ones. Please let us know about difficulties you experience with the translation memory system.

Get a postcard from one of the countries in red :)

Hello, Jon Harald Søby! You receive this message because last year you took part in the CEE Women challenge. This year the challenge repeats, and it will take longer: from now until the end of May (about 10 weeks).

Please, feel invited to visit the page Wikimedia CEE Spring 2018/CEE Women and join the challenge again. Help have more notable women from Central and Eastern Europe in more language versions globally, including Norwegian (both of them! :) ). We again have a list of ideas for biographic articles of women from all over the CEE.

What is different this year is that now you can set your own minimal number of articles as a measure of your challenge (i don't advise you to challenge yourself with more than 70 ;) 10-20 is perfect!). Also, you can receive as a prize a postcard not only from Bulgaria (as in 2017), but also from a list of countries from CEE and around the world. Apart of being a receiver, you can also opt to be a sender of postcards from your country to some of the other participants! That would also be awesome!

Thank you in advance for any contribution you make to CEE Women, and for spreading the word in your local wiki community! Love, Vassia / Spiritia 18:34, 24 March 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 23:43, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 11:33, 27 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help me Please ![edit]

Hi, I would like to know if you can activate the Guianese Wikipedia project, and please do not discuss it with another administrator, because I think I have sent too many messages; they do not want to answer any more, please, I did all that I was asked to do for this project, Check by yourself, it has been a year since I am told that they will activate it and create officially the Guianese Wikipedia, but they have not done anything so far, so please activate this project because it's really important for me, but it has also developed in me a huge stress, I think about it all the time and it drives me crazy to tell me that they will never approve of it, even though I did everything as they asked, please Create the Guianan Wikipedia! At least for a trial period, if you want just 3 months, but created the SVP, it's really important for me! LeGuyanaisPure (talk) 13:20, 29 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sign-up for Whose Knowledge? on-line newsletter[edit]

Hi everybody,

We are leaving the wiki newsletter format behind and venturing into the email newsletter format. We'd love to keep sharing our projects and adventures with you all! You can sign up here to make that happen.

See you all there!

With love & solidarity,

Claudia - and the WK? Comms Team using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:45, 17 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation: VisualEditor newsletter October 2018[edit]

18:20, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Your unfair Gerrit patch[edit]

Regarding your gerrit:454700:

Please, can you abandon it? It's really not a good effort, it's neither a good idea nor a bad idea, it's just not a solution, your patch will break the Wikidata structure about it, you will unfairly mark Nynorsk and Hognorsk monolingual texts wrongly as Bokmal, you will also unfairly call Bokmal = all Norwegian in your user page Babel, you will also introduce a lot of confusion ways on handling Bonnie-and-Clyde issues in our codebase. Please, abandon it, and I will buy candys to you. -- 22:47, 29 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What do you think about @Prz rulez:'s comment? This looks like contesting the rules of langcom and is it appropriate to you? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:39, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New respond:Well... First of all this "grandfather clause" is causing a discrimination. I really can't understand that Bosnian standard has its own Wiki and Montenegrin doesn't. Secondly - I guess a compromise would be creating common Serbian/Montenegrin Wiki with possibility of 2 articles existing - one in Serbian standard and second in Montenegrin one. That would sort of solve the problem. Because, even if I know that Wikipedia isn't (usually) a reliable source for citing, it's not fair that Montenegrins can't use the Wiki material in their own standard. --2409:8902:9301:F7F8:661C:FD23:FBA4:F48 00:56, 30 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you do something against User: for its repeated insults on this wiki ? Even when ordered to stop that, he posts again and again, and adds new versions in multiple languages (approximate non-sense automatic translations). I cannot stop him, he posted 18 messages in a raw and is constantly pinging me. He's unable to defend a position without abusing and directed personal attacks (plus out of topic political concerns and lot of bad faith/short vision about the real history of this region of Indonesia and refusal to recognize that this is only a technical issue, not a politically-oriented one). Can he be blocked for a while by an admin? verdy_p (talk) 02:54, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nothing stops him: he delete my own warnings and orders to stop insults. Now 20 messages of insults (plus some of them containing translations in a dozen of languages, apparently using automatic translators, most of them are even worse than the original or don't have any meaning: he does not know what he posts). verdy_p (talk) 03:20, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think this is the same user as "Liuxinyu970226". I think he just logged off from his MW account, just thinking that he could post his spew "anonymously". (an IPCheck could reveal it, I cannot do that myself). verdy_p (talk) 03:34, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Verdy p: I don't use that IP address, by cmd ipconfig /all, my current IP address is (talkcontribsinfoWHOIS). I have no idea what this IP is. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:28, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe this is the actual reason: An Internet-stealer accessed my Wi-Fi access point without authorization, so maybe changing my AP password will help a lot? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:35, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oops was also stolen two days ago, oh no, I may need to ask my ISP to renew DNS records for me. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:45, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Verdy p: Sorry, but I'm not an admin here, so there's not much I can do about this. I would suggest you try asking on Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 14:13, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 23:16, 17 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 14:18, 7 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Italian simple wikipedia as txikipedia[edit]

Hi, I'm Matteo Ruffoni Hi! I'm Matteo and I work as teacher at a middle school in Valle di Ledro, near Trento. My pupils and I have been contributing to Wikiversity and Wikimedia Commons since 2016. Another interesting project is Vikidia, a wiki for 8-13 aged children. My user page in Wikiversity is here and at Vikidia is here. an Italian math teacher. I'm writing on behalf of a group of teachers, members of wikimedia and vikidia. We are very committed in involving our students (8-13 years old) in creating entries in Italian Vikidia, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage and Wikibooks. We had the pleasure to meet Koldo Biguri and we would like to do the same he has done with vikidia and txikipedia. He told us that you konw how to create a suitable namespace where to add the created entries. At the moment we are dealing with vikida and wikimedia-it administrators in order to make this possible. Could you please give us some technical details? Looking forward to hearing from you Best regards Matteo Mattruffoni (talk) 14:32, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mattruffoni: Hi, and sorry for taking so long to get back to you on this! The number one thing to remember is getting community consensus in the Italian Wikipedia (and preferrably in the Italian Vikidia as well – most if not all users in the Basque Vikidia consented to moving the content to Txikipedia). After consensus is reached, we will post a request in Phabricator to create the namespaces. Then you need to export all relevant pages from Vikidia and change all links to use the namespace prefix with regular expressions (very important to keep a clear head here), then import them to Wikipedia. I'll be happy to help with this step since I have the experience doing that already – it can get a bit complicated. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 12:27, 19 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

typo, when someone translated words from Jimbo Wales?[edit]

Unclear translation of message from Jimbo Wales.
(If possible, please pass on the information to a relevant person, so someone perhaps can correct it.)

"Kvart å bestemmer akkurat nok menneske seg for å gje."

One could say that a typo has turned the whole sentence into gibberish. Regards! Sju hav (talk) 20:01, 7 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Takk for årvåkenheten, det er fiksa nå. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:32, 11 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please translate the Editing newsletter[edit]

Would you please translate VisualEditor/Newsletter/2019/July into your favorite language for me? I'd really appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev frå Wikimedia Noreg[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 15:10, 12 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Why not just make a big request on RfH? Matiia (talk) 21:56, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Matiia: That's a very good idea that I should've thought of sooner. :-) I'm almost done now, just a few more, so I'll just finish it this way if you don't mind. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:57, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Matiia: If you're doing them, please feel free to just delete the talk pages once done instead of editing to reply, if that's easier for you. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:59, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The notebook I'm using isn't very good, so I can't do it for now. If nobody take a look at it in a few days, I'll do it. Matiia (talk) 22:02, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem. I'll just ping Billinghurst who did the last ones I requested (thank you!) so they can see this. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:04, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes check.svg Done A list would be easier (User:Jon Harald Søby/sandbox), then I can just run AWB to the append {{subst:#titleparts:{{SUBPAGENAME}}| |-1}} and we don't have to manage a long series of edits that say {{done}}.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:37, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Billinghurst: Thank you very much! Yes, the {{done}} thing is why I suggested just deleting the talk pages instead. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:50, 19 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guiana Creole Wikipedia[edit]

Hi Jon, I'm a main contributor from Guianan Creole Wikipedia. Do you know why this project is not yet been approved ?

Do you need maybe a linguist, because we have one, this is his mail :, his name is Mr. Louis Honorien, this is a university professor of French Guiana.

If you miss something, please tell me, I was already sent all of this to Steven some months ago, but he said, he was too busy at this time, I try with you today, hope you'll help us, because we starting to lost hope that one day, Guianan Wikipedia could be created, and we put so much work on it.

Just please help us to make approved this project ! PouLagwiyann (talk) 13:56, 21 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi PouLagwiyann! I actually just got a reply today from a linguist about Guianese Creole, and he verified that the language is correct. I will bring this to the attention of the language committee later today. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 14:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 14:16, 6 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 12:01, 21 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Norges årsmøte blir virtuelt[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 12:31, 12 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

translate prefixes[edit]

Hi, I need to translate prefixes such as Index, Page etc. into Turkish on tr.wikisource but i have been able to go as far as to find this page. --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 23:28, 28 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 17:22, 28 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

heads up next time[edit]

hey, I just happened to find out about this post last year. Could you guys maybe make it a habit to notify the project in question about stuff like that by pinging the active sysops? Seems the user simply disappeared when she could've been an asset. thanks. Seb az86556 (talk) 01:26, 15 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User Research - Looking for volunteers[edit]

Hey Jon Harald Søby,

For a current research project we are looking for active community members in Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons who are interested in filling out a survey and participating in an interview. And we would love your input especially in regards to Wikidata. The aim of the research is to identify opportunities for participation and access for new volunteers in the Wikimedia projects. For this purpose we would like to learn from the experiences of the already active community members and find out success factors for participation in the projects. Participation includes filling out a preliminary survey, a self-study and an interview.

If you are interested in participating, simply fill out this survey. The participants in the interviews will be selected on the basis of the answers in order to be able to consider as many different perspectives as possible.

All selected interview partners will receive a book or photo voucher of 25 euros as a thank you.

Feel free to forward this call to other people you think might share interesting experiences about Commons. If you have any questions you can of course contact me or check the project page :) On the Project Page you can also find more information.

Regards --Merle von Wittich (WMDE) (talk) 10:36, 18 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question about jawy importing[edit]

Hello, Jon Harald Søby.

There was a request from jawy to grant admin permission. I would like to ask if your job has ended prior to processing the request. And can you please contact me after the import work is complete? If you let me know that your work is done, I'll change the Wikisets :D Thank you for your work! and I hope you stay safe. --Sotiale (talk) 08:02, 29 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sotiale: Import is complete (almost, see below). But even if it wasn't, there is no conflict with granting anyone rights before it is done. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 08:33, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello! First of all, thank you for the importation.

Now, I wasn't sure if I should make a new section, but I'd rather write here. The pages from the MediaWiki namespace and MediaWiki_talk namespace have not yet been imported. If you have necessary privileges to import them, I'd appreciate if you can do it. Otherwise, I'll do it manually. --Tmv (talk) 08:21, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tmv: No problem. I read (through Google Translate) that there were some problems with the village pump import – sorry about that. That one page alone was 170 MB when exported as XML, which is way too big for MediaWiki's Special:Import to handle, so I had to split it into several chunks as you saw – sorry that some problems occured because of that.
As for the MediaWiki pages, I can import them – is it only the pages in incubator:Special:PrefixIndex/MediaWiki:Wy/ja (& talk pages), or are there more? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 08:33, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jon Harald Søby: That's all I need. Thank you for your collaboration! --Tmv (talk) 08:48, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tmv: Done, as you may already have noticed. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:45, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the reply! I was considering that actions such as deleting related pages would have an effect when the import work was not all done. Glad there is no problem, it was already handled by another stew before your confirmation. --Sotiale (talk) 02:42, 1 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 12:50, 1 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for importing to JAWY[edit]

Hello, I'm Atmark-chan.

We in JAWY noticed that some of the pages that there are in Incubator but not imported to JAWY.

Those are:

So will you please import them? Thank you. --Atmark-chan <T/C> 17:35, 3 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Atmark-chan: Sorry about that! I just imported them now. Let me know if you see anything else missing. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 14:47, 7 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your importing! --Atmark-chan <T/C> 15:14, 7 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It was a bit challenging to find you. Are you the operator of the Telegram bot "wikilinksbot"? If so, I let you know that it is not working. It does not respond to any command I give him, neither in a chat nor in private messages. If not, ignore this message and sorry for the inconvenience. Bageense (talk) 17:34, 19 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bageense: Thanks for the heads-up! I have restarted it now, so it should work. Let me know if there's any trouble. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 17:57, 19 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yup, it's working. Thanks! Bageense (talk) 18:03, 19 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Norgga ođasreive[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO 09:56, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Need Help![edit]

Hi dear, can you help me for importing data I want to learn thanks. Kaleem Bhatti (talk) 11:30, 16 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 19 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 14:11, 15 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 20 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 14:40, 20 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is this too early to post? The request even doesn't created by now. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:25, 25 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Liuxinyu970226: Ah, good catch! I have asked them to create a request now. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 07:31, 25 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Approuval of Tachelhit Wikipedia [ Wp/shi ][edit]

Hello sir Jon Harald Søby.

This is a long time we are working on this project, and after putting the question on the Talk:Language committee about the approuval of the project it seems that its stuck with the "verification of the content". See the thread here. The Co-founder of Wikimedia MA User Group sir Anass Sedrati as the usergroup is supporting the project (Tachelhit is a Berber language, which have an official statut in Morocco) have sent a message to one of the language committee members Mr. MF-Warburg with contact of a linguist specialising in Tachelhit language working in the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture in Rabat. We contacted him as well and he seem to accept to verify the content for external validation, but it seems like he still didn't get any email from the Language committee. Could the Language committee contact him so the project can be approved ?

Thank you --Ayour2002 (talk) 14:31, 16 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 21 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby 12:40, 28 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Script suggestion[edit]

I recently heard about your diffedit user script, and started using it; it's very useful, thank you.

It made me wonder whether you would be interested in the script I suggested here for changing author name stings to authors, on Wikidata. I regret that I have no skills to code it, but I am happy to test an alpha version. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:26, 30 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Pigsonthewing: Cool! May I ask how you heard about diffedit? I don't really know where to "promote" it/tell people about it (other than in the edit summaries it creates), so curious to know.
As for the author string -> author thing it sounds doable, but it's not my expertise either. But the functionality sounds a bit similar to some of Nikki's existing tools, so maybe they'd be able to help – if not, I can give it a shot, though I don't dare to promise anything. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 15:00, 30 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. I saw the "diffedit" tag in an edit summary here on meta. To promote it further, you could write something for the "signpost" on en.Wikipedia, or maybe do a lightning talk at Wikimania (its online this year)? Or write a blog post, and sindicate it to Planet Wikimedia. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:25, 30 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 22 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 13:59, 12 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Community Wishlist Survey update waiting for translation[edit]

Magic Wand Icon 229981 Color Flipped.svg

Hello! Would you be able to translate the newest update about the Community Wishlist Survey 2022? In short: instead of November 2021, the CWS will happen in January 2022. We would also like to make other improvements. We can't do that without having the volunteers' opinions. This is what we ask for in the message.

After the weekend, I'll send this to all Village Pumps, Cafes, Forums, etc. Our team would like as many people as possible not to ignore this message. Let's remove the language barrier.

Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) 01:29, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hej! Hoppas att allt är bra med dig.

Om du har tid och lust, så finns det några sidor här som snart kommer att gå ut till gemenskapen och gärna kunde få vara på norska. Det är ett ganska viktigt ämne -- hur kommer vi hantera IP-adresser och VPN-liknande funktioner i framtiden?

/Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:49, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello. An item which you created or you have edited substantially (Template:Translation request/Languages/doc) has been nominated for deletion. Please see the ongoing discussion at Meta:Requests for deletion. Thank you. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
13:10, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 23 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 15:16, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update on Gungbe Wikipedia(Wp/guw) in incubator[edit]

Hello Jon Harald Søby,

Please is there a way we could assist in the content verification process of Wp/guw as I understand you reached out to an expert. Any update? As a test-admin for this project, I am reaching out to you because it is becoming increasingly difficult for editors to contribute to Gungbe Wiktionary(Wt/guw) and Gungbe Wikipedia (Wp/guw) at the same time without making errors in typing Wt/guw and Wp/guw. In addition, is there anything we can do to accelerate the approval of Wt/guw? Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 12:51, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Samatics! I sent them a reminder earlier today, hopefully I will have an answer soon! Stay tuned. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 12:56, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 13:08, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Jon Harald Søby,
I sent a mail to you, please confirm receipt. I wanted to know how we can implement the suggestions for readers to be aware of the orthography used in articles. I see something similar here w:eml:Zòbia. Also please see how this is done here Nigeria orthography (with language code guw) and Benin Orthography(with language code guw-bj assigned to it). Even though most readers can read text in the Nigeria orthography (being the older orthography developed before the Benin orthography was developed), I would like to see or know how both orthographies can be accommodated in the future. Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 15:44, 18 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hej du! Jag ville bara gratulera till vinsten i Coolest Tool Award. Diffedit är som sagt ett väldigt användbart verktyg jag faktiskt hörde talas om för första gången på ceremonin. Bra jobbat och god fortsättning! <3 --Sabelöga (talk) 03:03, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 24 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 15:03, 3 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Query about test projects for new languages[edit]

Hi, Jon Harald. Not sure if you remember me, but we were admins together on Wikidata for a time, when my username was PinkAmpersand. I saw that you'd commented on phab:T300378 as a LangCom member, and so hoped you could answer a question of mine related to LangCom and Toki Pona

A fairly inexperienced user has created a request to (re)create a Wikipedia in Toki Pona [en/no]. This is something that I and a number of other tokiponists have been hoping to make happen for some time, but suffice it to say we would have put a significantly greater amount of effort into a request. We are aware that there's a fairly high bar for conlang wikis, and think that we can meet that bar, but had planned to take more time putting together that case.

I find I have three options:

  1. Ask the user to delete the request for the time being.
  2. Comment on the request asking that consideration be deferred while the rest of us get our house in order.
  3. Seize the day and put together a proper request in place of the rather generic one that's been filed.

I'd like to do #3, but a crucial question becomes that of the test project requirement. A Toki Pona "Wikipesija" exists, dually licensed in CC-BY-SA 3.0 and 4.0, with at time of writing 1,369 content pages, listed on a stats page that for some reason doesn't show our 20 active users (I'm there as "Tansin"). (Any pursuit of option 3 would be coupled with a push to at least double our number of articles, hopefully more than double it, and recruit more editors (there being a sizable pool of tokiponists to draw from).) The concern about moving away from Wikipesija is that we've localized there to a greater degree than would be possible on Incubator (for instance, translating special pages' names and adding a namespace), and, more importantly, it's what users are used to, and I think we would lose some in any move to Incubator. Thus my question is whether it would be possible to have Wikipesija assessed as the test project, or whether LangCom would require us to copy or fork to Incubator in order to have any request be considered. -- Tamzin[cetacean needed] (she/they) 15:48, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Tamzin, hope you're doing well!
We have made exceptions for the test project requirements in the past, for projects that have already had active communities elsewhere (the most prominent example is probably the Western Armenian Wikipedia, which was started inside the Armenian Wikipedia). That said, there is no automaticality in Toki Pona being eligible according to the Language proposal policy, but given that we approved Kotava and Toki Pona is much more well-known than that, I would say you have a good chance.
As for the request itself, a mix of #2 and #3 would work well. Remember that it doesn't have to be perfect from the start at all – it's a wiki after all, so if you just make some small improvements now and leave a note that you'll expand more on it later, that's completely fine. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 08:45, 7 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the context, Jon Harald. I've gone for the mix you suggested—signalling an intent to do a big content-creation push, and asking LangCom to bear with us while we get that ball rolling. Now I'm off to raise an army of tokiponists. :D -- Tamzin[cetacean needed] (she/they) 18:42, 7 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whose Knowledge? Drop-in July 2022 invitation[edit]

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Incomplete import of Category[edit]

Hello Jon Harald Søby, the category "Category:Wt/guw/Alọdlẹndonugbe" was not imported. Kindly look into it. Thanks.-- Samatics (talk) 15:04, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The category is there now. Thanks.--Samatics (talk) 19:25, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Montenegrin Wiki[edit]

Hello! Can you tell me what Montenegrins have to do to get their wiki. Or can you do something for approving Montenegrin Wikipedia? Пан Хаунд (talk) 19:19, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Пан Хаунд: Hi! I am not sure, to be honest. I think we will have to bring it up for discussion again in the language committee mailing list. There is (now) an ISO 639 code, which there wasn't in the past, so that is one of the formal requirements fulfilled. The other relevant requirement in the Language proposal policy is the point that says "The language must be sufficiently unique that it could not coexist on a more general wiki.". If I remember correctly, the consensus in the committee in the past was that if they had been requested today, all wikis in the Serbo-Croatian language/dialect continuum would have had to share one wiki because the languages are so similar. However, I totally understand that it feels "unfair" for Montenegrin to be the only one that is "left out in the cold" because it is the only one that doesn't predate the language proposal policy. So it is a difficult matter.
I will bring the matter up with the rest of the committee, to see what their opinions are. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 11:38, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, :@Jon Harald Søby:! Sorry for late reply! (( Thank you. Пан Хаунд (talk) 08:46, 21 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

So, please tell me if anything change. Пан Хаунд (talk) 17:59, 23 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]



Thanks a lot for writing the diffedit script. It makes the job very, very much easier.

I am pleased to write about a similar tool in the wishes of the community. I don't have to anymore;) SkrzydlatyMuflon (talk) 11:17, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SkrzydlatyMuflon: That's great to hear, very glad you like it! 😊 Jon Harald Søby (talk) 11:38, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nyhetsbrev nr. 25 fra Wikimedia Norge[edit]

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 13:51, 22 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global bot flag granted[edit]


FYI, I just closed your SRB request for global bot flag, and I assigned the flag to @JhsBot.

Best wishes,
Martin Urbanec (talk) 07:06, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great, thank you very much! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 10:19, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


(Swedish) Hejsan Jon Harald! Jag heter Sabino, mitt modersmål är italienska fast känner svenska som mitt andra språk. (Jag såg på din babel att du pratar norska bokmål som modersmål, fast kan förstå svenska)

Jag vet att du brukar importera sidor från Incubator när en Wiki blir publicerad. Jag undrade om det finns ett sätt att ha en personaliserad logga för liguriskspråkiga Wikisource med ett annat namn (Wikivivàgna), fast jag vet inte vart jag ska fråga och undrade om du visste hur. I 2020, det var någon som skapade den (File:Wikivivagna-logo 203 x 233 px.png), men någon annan sa att det var fel px. Mvh

(P.S. du kan svara mig på norska om du vill, jag kan förstå det lite grann :-).)

(English) Hello Jon Harald! My name is Sabino, my native language is Italian but I know Swedish as my second language. (I saw on your babel that you speak Norwegian Bokmål as native language, but can understand Swedish)

I know you usually import pages from Incubator when a Wiki is published. I was wondering if there is a way to have a personalized logo for the Ligurian Wikisource with a different name (Wikivivàgna), though I don't know where to ask and wondered if you knew how. In 2020, someone create it (File:Wikivivagna-logo 203 x 233 px.png), but someone else said it was the wrong px. Kind regards

(P.S. you can answer me in Norwegian If you want, I can understand it a bit :-).) --S4b1nuz ᴇ.656(SMS) 22:28, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@S4b1nuz E.656: File:Wikisource-logo-lij.svg. 😃 Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:40, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Takk så mye Jon Harald!
(Swedish): Jag gissar att nu man ska lägga till en kod på lij:s:MediaWiki:Vector.css, så den nya loggan kan bli synlig på hela Liguriska Wikisource (eller ska man lägga det på ett annat sätt?).
(English): I guess that now a code needs to be added on lij:s:MediaWiki:Vector.css, so that the new logo is visible on the whole Ligurian Wikisource (or it is supposed to be put it in another way?). --S4b1nuz ᴇ.656(SMS) 14:56, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@S4b1nuz E.656: Ah, jeg hadde faktisk glemt at ligurisk allerede hadde en egen Wikisource, jeg trodde det fortsatt lå på flerspråklige Wikisource. Det beste er om du (eller noen andre) starter en diskusjon om det på s:lij:Wikivivàgna:Pòrtego da comunitæ, og når det har gått en uke så kan vi be om at logoen endres på ordentlig på Phabricator. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 18:15, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ahaa... men det gör inget, sånt händer att man glömmer ibland 🙂. Men ja, jag kan starta en diskussion och en omröstning (avstemming) på s:lij:Wikivivàgna:Pòrtego da comunitæ, för att få tillåtelse från Liguriska Wikisource 🙂.
Jag kommer ihåg att jag gjorde omröstningar på varje Wikis i 2020 och get gick bra på Phabricator (phab:T256109 och phab:T263123) 🙂. Men om du vill, du kan skapa Phabricator tasken för att lägga den nya Wikisource logga, om jag hinner att starta diskussionen/omröstningen imorgon (jag kommer att vara borta i den 26 december, är inte säker att jag kommer att vara på någon systerprojekt). Jag kan skriva till dig på Liguriska Wikisource när omröstningen startar 😉.
En annan sak (som inte handlar om Liguriska Wikisource/Wikipedia), har jag besökt nyligen Nord- och den nyfödda Enaresamiska Wikipedia några gånger, för att jag var nyfiken av samiska språk (jag hörde om samiska språken när jag var i skolan i Sverige) och såg att du var på dessa 2 Wikis ibland.
Jag hade märkt att om man besöker min eller din användarsida på Enaresamiska Wikipedia, som genereras från Meta (och våra användarsidor är ganska likadana som använder {{int:lang}}), dyker det upp på våra Babels "fi-0" istället för "smn-0". Jag tänkte att det handlar om fallback och såg att det var någon diskussion om det (smn:Wikipedia:Kähviviste#Fallback language). Jag tycker att det ska bli fixad, eftersom på min och din användarsida på Nordsamiska Wikipedia visas "se-0" utan problem, även om den har norska som fallback. Kanske jag rapportera på Enaresamiska Wikipedia om det på diskussionen av Fallback, vad tycker du om det?
Jag önskar dig en trevlig kväll! Om du vill, jag kan översätta presentationen på din användarsida på svenska (och italienska om du vill också ha), och du kan översätta min presentation på norska bokmål och nynorsk (eller flera språk som du kan) 🙂. --S4b1nuz ᴇ.656(SMS) 23:51, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@S4b1nuz E.656: Så bra! Det viktigste for folka på Phabricator er at det er bevis for «community consensus», så om du poster der og det ikke er noen innvendinger i løpet av en uke så skal det gå raskt å endre logoen offisielt.
Ang. smn/fi så er problemet så enkelt at MediaWiki:Lang/smn ikke finnes her på Meta ennå – jeg ber om at den blir oppretta nå, så vil det nok fungere straks.
Jeg hadde presentasjonen på brukersida mi på mange språk før, men nå prøver jeg å bare holde den til språk jeg bruker mer eller mindre aktivt – de som forstår svensk forstår jo også de(n) norske, så jeg tror ikke det er nødvendig med svensk nå. Jeg kan se om jeg kan få oversatt din, men jeg har ikke tid akkurat nå, så det må evt. vente litt. 😊 Jon Harald Søby (talk) 12:42, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ja, jag håller med dig att man har diskussioner som bevis för personerna i Phabricator 😉.
Ahaaa ok, jag trodde att det var svårare med att fixa babel-problemet för "smn" (såg också att du frågade att fixa för ISO-koden "dag") 😅. Jag trodde att det var något svårare problem som skulle ta lång tid för att fixa.
Om din användarsida: Okej, jag förstår... det är nog lika bra att du har din presentationen på språken som du brukar förstå/skriva, speciellt om du uppdaterar ganska ofta. Jag håller med att norska, svenska och även danska är ganska lika; men jag måste erkänna att jag trodde det var väldigt svårt för danska, norska och svenska personer att förstå varandra (speciellt när jag var de första åren i Sverige 😅). Men jag hade fel, jag förstod bra vad du skrev till mig utan att nödvändigtvis använda t.ex. Google Translate för att förstå 🙂.
För norska översättningen av min presentation: Det går bra för mig att vänta, ingen brådska 😊! Jag förstår att du är upptagen, speciellt att vi är på perioden av Julen 🙂. Min presentationen har jag valt att ha på språken som jag kan fortfarande förstå, även om jag inte kan riktigt skriva bra på vissa. Men det har varit några användare som ville spontant översatta min presentation och valde att behålla de på min användarsida utan att jag behövde fråga, för mig skulle det vara synd att ta bort översättningar gjorda av andra användare, de skulle vara ledsna om jag skulle göra det...
Men du får ha en trevlig semester och önskar dig en Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo a te e alla tua famiglia (God jul og godt nyttår til deg og din familie) 🙂! Hälsningar --S4b1nuz ᴇ.656(SMS) 23:06, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello @Jon Harald Søby, thank you for all you do. We are glad to have this subdomain finally. I noticed that the project logo is in English. Is there a way to change it to what is in Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Gungbe? Thanks.-- Samatics (talk) 16:59, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Samatics: Martin Urbanec fixed the logo yesterday, so now it is finally in place. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 10:10, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot. I just noticed it.-- Samatics (talk) 10:21, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update on ANGIKA Wikipedia (Wp/anp) on incubator[edit]

Hello Jon Harald Søby, Please is there a way we could assist in the content verification process of Wp/anp as I understand you reached out to an expert. Any update? Proabscorp! (talk) 16:00, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Proabscorp!: I haven't had a reply from the expert yet, but Satdeep has also reached out to them, so hopefully we will have a reply soon. In the meantime, if you have any tips for alternative academics I can contact for verification, feel free to send them to me in an email. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 10:09, 10 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Server switch message looks for translators[edit]


In the past, you helped with the translation of Tech/Server switch. This message will soon be displayed to the public. We look for translators to update this message and check if everything is okay.

I hope you can help.

Thank you very much in advance, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 14:48, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Trizek (WMF): Yes check.svg Done Jon Harald Søby (talk) 14:52, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]