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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello LtPowers, 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). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing! Ottava Rima (talk) 19:48, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll open[edit]

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you edited the initial naming straw poll for the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll is now open and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 23:07, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll open[edit]

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you voiced your opinion at the Request for Comment on the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll opened a few days ago and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 22:00, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

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Wikivoyage[edit]

Hello, how are you doing? For support the Travel Guide/Logo I've sent request of re-permission of the file file:Travel Guide Logo - Proposal Yiyi.svg to the author "Flanker" on it.wikipedia. I write for three other issues too:

  1. I noticed that some votes were affixed inside the hidden text, this prevents know who wrote them. add an hidden vote
  2. I think it is useful  logos which have received many votes are in the top (on the page) than the others. It is not good that they are at the end of the page, because not all voters have the urge / time to arrive at the end of the page. The proposal number should remain the same.
  3. I created a category on Wikimedia Commons and a table grouping the main concept idea of the proposed icons in the current voting. Wikivoyage selected proposed icons In this way it is easier to evaluate them according to what said here with Maggie.

 Raoli  18:28, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

A user has proposed two new types of icons in delay, due to the fact that he learned belatedly of the contest. Can be voted? -- Raoli  14:06, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't see why not, as long as the user understands that the delay may result in fewer votes. As for the previous issues you mentioned, I would suggest mentioning them on the talk page. LtPowers (talk) 14:10, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
I've done.  Raoli  14:31, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
The proposed variation Wikivoyage/Logo#Logo_.232:_Blue.2FOrange.2FGreen.2FYellow_with_gradients should be deleted from the options. This should create copyright problems to WMF.  Raoli  23:34, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
I have written that must not be considered in the page. Is it possible to delete the whole section? Raoli  17:37, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure why you're so adamant that we delete it; it's not clear whether or not it'll be a problem. At any rate, it's not my decision to make. Bring up the question on the talk page; that's what it's there for. LtPowers (talk) 18:25, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
ok.  Raoli  18:57, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
it's at: Talk:Wikivoyage/Logo#Logo #2  Raoli  19:05, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Your logo vote[edit]

Very strange. Option 20 and 35. It's no Meta logo concern? Do you see the difference between option 4 and 35 (if we not include color scheme in stage 1)? Digr (talk) 20:49, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

For 20, one of the options does not use elements from the Meta logo, and I believe it can be modified to further distinguish them. Same with 35; there are a number of other globe-representations we could use in those elements. It's a fine line, I admit. LtPowers (talk) 21:00, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia genealogy project[edit]

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Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

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

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

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:13, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Your comments at the inspire projects page[edit]

I just wanted to note that I agree with most of your comments at the Grants talk:IdeaLab/Inspire page but its clear that the WMF doesn't care. They are going to manipulate those projects to ensure that the ones they want to succeed do. Arguing with the WMF and company about hiding opposes and other issues related to those pages is like is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how well you play, the pigeon is just going to shit on the board and then strut around like they won anyway. Reguyla (talk) 17:31, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

My apologies, but I'm not sure what you're referring to. My comments have been primarily about refuting the claims that attempts to increase diversity of Wikimedia editors is unnecessary and/or foolish. I don't believe I've been arguing with the WMF on anything. LtPowers (talk) 18:13, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
Several of the people you have been talking to are WMF employees (Ironholds for example) and I should clarify that I don't have a problem with the WMF'ers. I have a problem with how they are mamaging that Inspire stuff like hiding opposes and manipulating the results. I also agree that we need more diversity, not just women but others as well including African (the continent), Chinese (and other asians as well) and people from India. All of those subjects and demographics are sorely lacking. I just don't think that reverse gender discrimination is the answer personally and they need to deal with civility issues first or at least at the same time or they aren't going to stay. Anyway, Cheers and happy editing. Reguyla (talk) 20:34, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

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