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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, Matthew (WMF). 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!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 22:04, 23 March 2012 (UTC)


I started a short bit at Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/EnWP 4 Million Article Milestone with the intention of merging it into the other one, but now I've noticed that you've started adding material as well. ;-) Ed [talk] [en] 15:09, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi Ed, was just working on it there. Feel free to merge as you like. Matthew (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Feel free to carry on. The text will need reorganization and probably some chopping to make sure it isn't too long... but that's your department, I believe. ;-) Ed [talk] [en] 15:23, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
thanks, Ed :) Matthew (WMF) (talk) 15:32, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi Matthew. I fixed the Spanish text of blog post about 1 Million Article Milestone on Italian Wikipedia here on Meta, but I guess that the text on WMF blog should be changed by you. Thanks! --Millars (talk) 23:21, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Millars, I'll do that now. Best, Matthew (WMF) (talk) 23:24, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Translate KISS[edit]

On Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/Try out the alpha version of the VisualEditor, now in 15 languages you made quite a mess. ;-) [1] In general, the simpler the better, just add as little tagging as possible manually. Detailed docs help, but this is a very simple case for which the tutorial suffices. --Nemo 14:01, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Nemo. Matthew (WMF) (talk) 15:28, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Blog post review[edit]

Hi Matthew, could you take a look to this blog post? Maybe you have some comments for us, and a date for publishing? Thanks! --Micru (talk) 02:01, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I think today would work. It has been translated both into Italian and into Catalan. There is also this image that could be used to illustrate the post if you feel it convenient.--Micru (talk) 20:08, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Vocal concert article[edit]

Hi! I`ve translated this article, it seems to be ready for publication, please have a look. --A1 (talk) 08:15, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Also russian version is ready (thanks to wikimedians Lvova and Kaganer). So, four language versions are waiting! --A1 (talk) 17:24, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Blog post review request[edit]

Hi Matthew, I kindly ask you if you have time to look on this draft: can we post it on Wikimedia blog or are there any improvmentes needed? Best regards, --vacio 12:47, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Greek translation for parallel World War I edit-a-thons[edit]

Hi Matthew, I kindly request to add the Greek translation to this blog post of John Andersson. Best regards, --Γλαύκος (talk) 16:41, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I just updated it here. Can you give me the preferred Greek translation of "Greek" or "In Greek" so that I can make the title in the correct language, not English? Matthew (WMF) (talk) 00:21, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Greek = Ελληνικά , if I understood right what you 're asking for. --Γλαύκος (talk) 08:10, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, does this look correct? Matthew (WMF) (talk) 18:05, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
I think you missed the first picture on the top (so the actual first paragraph should be the caption). Of course the post starts with the phrase "Το Σάββατο 29 Ιουνίου 2013...". Best --Γλαύκος (talk) 04:31, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
-Gah! So sorry. I think it should be right now? Matthew (WMF) (talk) 15:45, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia Blog/Drafts/Wiki Loves Monuments in Syria, Jordan./fr[edit]

Hi, I finished the translation into French of this blog post and asked a review by the French WLM people. Is it possible to add it now to the blog? French was specifically asked for this translation, so it can be good to add it now for future readers. Thanks, ~ Seb35 [^_^] 21:16, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Seb! It's updated now. Matthew (WMF) (talk) 23:34, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Note about wiki-pr stuff[edit]

Hello Matthew, there is a page on enWiki about w:Wiki-PR editing of Wikipedia (after a rename from simply w:Wiki-PR as not-Notable-enough for a dedicated article). One of the folks involved with w:WP:PUPPET investigations pointed me at the page of "press clippings" which you have edited at some point. In particular,[2] you added a bunch of links which included some like the LAX Times, but also some like

  Since this is meta, not enWiki, I'm not sure whether w:WP:RS applies.  :-)   Are you trying to create a list of Reliable Sources, or are you willing to settle for mere reliable sources? Or maybe, you are aiming for both. In any case, I noticed several places that are borderline and/or over-the-line in terms of WP:RS. PolicyMic and / TheExaminer are the ones which jumped out at me. You also have some tech-aggregate-websites, with not much in the way of professional editorial control methinks, such as HackerNews and Slashdot.

  Anyhoo, TLDR, you're doing nothing *bad* here. Folks that are writing the articles over on enWiki are not using your slashdot link for instance -- they know Reliable Sources quite well.  :-)   So this is just supposed to be a heads-up, in case you happen to *care* about uppercase-RS-compliance for some reason of your own, that some of the "press clippings" you have mentioned are from the wild-west blogosphere(tm), and not from Fact-Checked Reliably-Sourced Officially-Cabal-Approved places. Hope this helps, and while I'm here, thanks for improving the wikiverse. p.s. I do have a talkpage here on meta, but use it somewhat rarely; if you have a super-very-urgent question about the reliability of slashdot commenters <grin> then drop me a line on enWiki. 01:32, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for writing here. Alas, you weren't signed in, so I don't really know how to find you on your enWiki or other accounts. Happy to see your attention to that list of links and appreciate that you are distinguishing between the reliable and non-reliable. Our thinking with the clippings list was to do a comprehensive list of the coverage so that we could analyze it in aggregate. By adding Examiner or that kind of tripe to the list, I certainly don't mean to endorse it, imply that it's quality journalism or assert that it is at all reliable :) Thanks, Matthew (WMF) (talk) 16:32, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

"Use this tool for easy conversion of media reports into wikitext"[edit]

Hi Matthew, you added to Communications_committee/Press_clippings this link "Use this tool for easy conversion of media reports into wikitext". What is it supposed to do? Convert a bare URL into wikitext? Like this tool? It doesn't work for me. Can you explain? --Atlasowa (talk) 21:51, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

03:58, 18 March 2015 (UTC)