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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Kaldari!, 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! — Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 11:27, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Candidates 46 and 47[edit]

What exactly is 4chan? Is this why candidates #46 and 47 are out of the table? The spesh man 02:28, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Fundraising Committee[edit]

Hi there! Thanks for volunteering to sit on the Fundraising committee. The work of the committee will be really valuable to making this year's annual giving campaign really effective. I've posted an overview to Fundraising 2010, and would love your thoughts on the talk page. I'm also going to try to set up an IRC meeting soon, and hope you'll join for that. Keep an eye Fundraising 2010/Committee for a couple of proposed times! Thanks again... Philippe (WMF) 18:26, 3 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi all,

I'd like to have a meeting on IRC this week to discuss the 2010-2011 annual appeal/fundraiser. This will be an "anyone is welcome" type meeting, open to the broad community. During this, Zack Exley and I will take you through our inital thoughts about the fundraiser and its organization, and ask you to join us in a discussion about the (massive) role of volunteers and chapters in this year's fundraiser.

Because of the vagaries of time zones, scheduling live meetings is hard. So, we'll have a couple of potential times, and we'll log and post the meeting for anyone who wasn't able to make it.

The meetings will be held Thursday, 12 August at 23:00 UTC (16:00 PDT) and Friday, 13 August at 16:30 UTC (09:30 PDT) in the #wikimedia-fundraising channel on the freenode network on IRC (irc:// You can access this using freenode's webclient, which is available at or by using your favorite IRC client.

Hope to see you there! Philippe (WMF) 20:40, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Your RfA[edit]

Hi there!

I just closed your RfA as not successful as it fails 1) the contact criteria menioned by Kylu on the RfA and 2) the supporting percentage is below 75% which is the required percentage to pass a RfA. I think it might be more useful for you to request temporary adminrights for the duration of the fundraiser. Thanks for understanding. -Barras 21:20, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi there again. I've granted you the admin right per the temp RfA. It will be removed on 31 January 2011. -Barras 09:30, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Kaldari 00:42, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | русский | edit

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Kaldari, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

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editing the interface on enwiktionary[edit]

Hi. You made a recent change to [[en:wikt:mediawiki:Common.js]]. Your request for the global editinterface permission was so you could "edit Mediawiki namespace pages" on "smaller wikis". Enwikt has planty of active admins who could have made the change. I (personally; I'm not writing this as a representative of an enwikt consensus or anything) would appreciate your posting future edits to be made at [[en:wikt:WT:GP]] instead of making them (unless they're urgent) — or at least posting to the GP a notice that you had made the edits. (See also [[en:wikt:WT:GP#an_edit_to_Common.js]].) Thanks!—msh210@enwikt 18:45, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I quoted you on Wikiversity[edit]

FYI, [1] --Abd 23:06, 8 July 2011 (UTC)



I just see that you are now Wikimedia's respresentative to Unicode. Congratulations.

What is your job there? For example, from time to time, on the french Wikisource, we found on our books character that are not in Unicode. Is that something that you can act?

Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 23:02, 27 August 2011 (UTC)


Thank you for your work elsewhere. It is really necessary and I hope you can make a difference. Ottava Rima (talk) 01:58, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Copyright problem with File:Kaldari-shoulders-143px.png[edit]


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CentralNotice upgrades[edit]

Hi. I'm trying to clean up/centralize CentralNotice-related pages and I came across this page. I like the general idea, but it's now a bit dated. What do you think of moving it to CentralNotice/Future or something of that nature? I've subpaged a few other pages and collected them in a neater format at CentralNotice. Let me know. --MZMcBride 17:25, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Simple English Wikipedia[edit]

You posted a note on simple talk asking if Simple English Wikipedia wished to participate in the SOPA "protest". The current state of discussion is 9 opposed and 8 in favor. I don't know the status of your implementation plans or who is the proper person to deliver a "decision" to you. But I thought that I should alert you to the discussion. Thanks, 16:11, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


hello, I've disabled this Pune Hackathon banner because it's not on the calendar. Per CentralNotice/Usage guidelines, please ask whoever told you to create it to add it to the calendar. Nobody's fault and nothing worth any drama here, and I'm not against this banner, but people must be given the opportunity to comment it at least for a day or so; or, given that we might be late, at least some hours. Thanks, Nemo 11:28, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

If the banner is country-specific, it makes sense to send a small note to the community mailing list (in this case, the India mailing list) so that proposed centralnotice banners can be discussed on wiki. As of now, the presence of another brand ("GNUnify") alongside Wikimedia Hackathon makes me uncomfortable. — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 11:32, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Real quick[edit] is referencing a non-existent file ( Just throwing this here very quickly so I don't forget to investigate later. (And I'm also completely unsure whether fundraising banners are still your area.) --MZMcBride (talk) 16:38, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

This is still a problem. Helder 23:13, 29 October 2012 (UTC)
These banners should switch to using "//" (which will not disappear). Unfortunately, I'm not in charge of fundraising banners. You might want to ping User:Pgehres (WMF). Kaldari (talk) 05:46, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Easy Media Uploader[edit]

Thanks for your comment, I revised the proposal and left a follow comment here:

I'd love to discuss this further with you.

Automatic Transliteration for Hakka[edit]

Hi Kaldari,

I had transliterated all these Chinese characters into Romanized Hakka. It was a big effort but was completed eventually. An application was subsequently made here. However since 19 October 2013, no one has been assigned the task of compiling it. Do you know who is in charge of assigning the bugzilla programming staff?

I fear that the request could be delayed or totally forgotten for years. Could you help contact the person(s) in charge ? please. This is very important for us on Hakka Wikipedia. --Hakka (talk) 12:46, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

@Hakka: Unfortunately, it looks like no one currently maintains the LanguageConverter code. I might be able to take a look at it after I get back from traveling (after Nov. 25). Kaldari (talk) 18:39, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

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00:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Kaldari, Gadget-refToolBar dosent work on urdu wikipedia, plz help fix the problem. Thanks --Muhammad Shuaib (talk) 18:13, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi. As we used to consider messages with a language suffix other than "/zh-*" unnecessary and had those batch deleted, I have moved the page (and a few others) and removed the suffix also in the hope of users with other uselangs can at least see English. Could you kindly check if the way it is right now also works for you? Thanks. Jimmy Xu (talk) 22:25, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

They (especially some /ja and /pt-br ones) were getting stale and nobody seems to remember to update them. So at one time we went ahead to just purge them. I can understand the sidebar should at least have English, however for other parts I don't see the need for maintaining every languages locally (also since most messages have betawiki translations already). Jimmy Xu (talk) 00:49, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Please disregard, found out that doing this will break the display on uselang=zh. I have reverted the move and will leave this for now. Jimmy Xu (talk) 06:04, 10 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi, this file, uploaded by you, has no license information. Since it is currently unused, it will be deleted shortly, unless you are able to add correct licensing information (& preferably transfer it to commons). Savhñ 23:24, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

I see you added a license. Is it still needed, or can it either be moved to commons or deleted? Savhñ 23:48, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminship[edit]

Hello Kaldari. 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 2015. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2015. Kind regards, Matanya (talk) 13:57, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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Emoji false positives with Tamil and some other Indic languages[edit]

As per my email, I have added your emoji filter here as Special:AbuseFilter/110. I am getting false positives with Tamil and Bhutan character sets and I would appreciate if you would be able to provide some advice to me about how to modify the filter to allow such characters. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:50, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Is that because they are pasting in text from another (non-Unicode) character encoding or because they are legitimately wanting to use those Unicode characters? If it's the first, we may need to disable the global filter on those wikis and use a local one instead that gives a better warning message specific to pasting in text. If it's the second, maybe we should exempt more characters or disable the filter entirely on those wikis. Kaldari (talk) 18:03, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Your global editinterface permissions[edit]

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Hi again. I've removed your temporary global-editinterface permissions from this account as they expired. If you need them back, feel free to apply again :-) Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:01, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Swwiki - discussion on article creation limitation[edit]

Hi Kaldari, I appreciate very much your feedback on I can read it but I can for some reason not log in and contribute. I asked durng teh last days several people (Nemo bis, SJ, Geg) to copy my comments there but nobody reacted.

I would like to bring to the attention of the phabricator group that we do in fact have a huge degree of consensus amongst our active editors. At the moment statistics [2] show 15 "active editors" (+5 edits) for last month; this however comes down to 8 who are Swahili speakers (maybe plus 1??); 2 accounts have been removed meanwhile as (identical) spammer, 4 have definitely no swahili knwoledge (Small Wiki Monitoring Team, wikimedia steward on countervandalism mision, some specialized interest renaming / moving topical articles, editing photo files - FOR WHICH WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!), and 1 account doing a number of small corrections where I am not sure if he/she has language knowledge. Our 8 (9?) "+5 monthly edits" Swahili speakers - and thus able to participate in community discussions!- consist of 5 users=admins who have been developing this wikipedia for several years, plus 3-4 others. Of these "others" 2 (or3) have never reacted to any community discussion so far.

I see on that you have considered discussions on enwiki with 500 participants (cf 30,789 active editors in August), on dewiki with 47 participants (cf 5,756 active editors in August), on ptwiki with 63 participants (cf 1532 active editors in August). Are these not puny percentages compared to swwiki?? If you held the others to our standard you would have to request tens of thousands (enwiki), thousands (dewiki) or at least hundreds (ptwiki) in order to talk about consensus. So I do find it demeaning if some of the phabricator participants criticised that "only 6" participated on our May decision.

Amongst our steady 5 I expect Oliver to come up as soon as he is back online. I wrote to ALL THE OTHERS but by experience am doubtful about reaction. I think we do have a problem that all of you (and I am grateful that you do that job!) come from large wikipedias and just cannot imagine how a small wikipedia works. Of course the absolute number of spam and problematic entries is small (compared to other wikis). But if you try to manage this with just 4-5 people who are not daily and sometimes not even weekly present - there is a BIG problem. If anybody is interested in small wikis - I have done some statistics on African language wikipedias but do not want to bore you now [3], [4]. Kipala (talk) 18:38, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

Restriction when attempting to participate in the Wishlist Survey[edit]

Hi Kaldari, a notification on my watchlist lead me to the Community Wishlist Survey. I saw a number of proposals that I wanted to support but when trying to support a second proposal (it was the imporve diffs proposal), it said that my edit was automatically disallowed under "antispam" and told me to contact an administrator. I assume it's because this is my first time on MetaWiki and was making a second edit in a short time. I'm not sure how you can help, but if you are able, I would very much like to continue supporting some of the proposals. Wugapodes (talk) 06:08, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

@Wugapodes: It should be fixed now. Please try it again. Kaldari (talk) 16:54, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

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Wishlist survey - request to withdraw proposal[edit]

Please remove my proposal headed "Tell prospective users what Wikipedia is not for" from the "Editing" section of the wishlist survey, as it seems this is not a proposal that requires any development - the necessary facility already exists. Discussion will evidently be needed to decide whether and how to use it, but it is not something that is a competitor for development resources. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 14:21, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Sorry - wrong account. Now posted to Ryan Kaldari (WMF). JohnCD (talk) 16:58, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

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Use of import of navpop.css in global.css doesn't behave for popups.js in global.js[edit]

Hi Kaldari. I am here to be a polite PITA, especially as I saw that you did the last edit to enWP's navpop.css. And I will explain this backwards ...

When I have a local copy of navpop.css in my global.css I find that I have no issue working xwiki to utilise enWP's popups.js. Style works beautifully.

BUT when I try to import navpop.css using @import ... to the same file it imports fine, though the styling is dodgy for the background box and it is not framed nor has the background behind the popup text, it has a long list and it is transparent. I am next to clueless with styles, and cannot out figure what is wrong, nor how to give you a better diagnosis.

Can you help? Or suggest to me the place to flag this for help. It is an impediment to assist users to set up their global.js/css pages to work easily. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:27, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: I imagine it is a problem with the loading order. The imported styles and the local styles at MediaWiki:Gadget-navpop.css conflict, so load order will have a significant effect on what you actually end up seeing. I imagine if MediaWiki:Gadget-navpop.css is changed to import from English Wikipedia, it will solve the problem. Thus I have proposed this at MediaWiki talk:Gadget-navpop.css. Kaldari (talk) 22:20, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
The order is probably the issue, however, I am seeing problems when I do the double import of js/css [5] so it seems that the import of the css lags the display by navpops always, ie. style added to in global.css works, import of style from enWP through global.css fails for me, so I am not sure how that order differs or that it relates to the local mediawiki: file. I had previously tried direct import at enWS in common.js/.css files and had the same issue, so to me it is something about how @import and popups.js interact.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:49, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

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Notice of review of adminship[edit]

Hello Kaldari. 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 2016. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 08, 2016. Kind regards, Barras talk 15:24, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

@Barras: If you're only going to give 1 week, it would be a good idea to not do it during the Wikimedia Hackathon (or other major events) when many people are traveling. Kaldari (talk) 17:59, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
It's been for at least 5 years at the very same time this is happening. Actually, an (semi)active admin should know about this and be aware in any case. Also, it's not me who decided that this review happens on April 1, and October 1 every year, I just happened to be the one to do the work this time. -Barras talk 18:44, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

My account...[edit]

Hello, I am not able to login my original account User:Hiokdat. It comes out Fatal exception of type "Exception" whenever I try to login. Could you help me with it?--Hiokdat-2 (talk) 10:37, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

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