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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello MusikAnimal, 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!

-- 04:38, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

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

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Usage of edit summary on Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, today I found by chance this page of "mine", which has some history on prefilled edit summaries. Given your question on the mobile site, I thought it could interest you. Maybe document in this page what you discover about that feature. --Nemo 13:09, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Global renamer[edit]

Hi, your request for global renamer was succesful, and I have now granted you the related rights. Congratulations! You may have read the policy already, but you can check it again and also it's useful to join our mailing list here. I have added you to the Global renamers list, please check that it's correct. If you're active on IRC you might want to join in #wikimedia-renameconnect. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 05:02, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Congratulations! —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:21, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Congrats!--Star प्रमुख.pngBiplab Anand (Talk) 16:23, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! — MusikAnimal talk 20:04, 16 January 2016 (UTC)


GitHub commenting fails so I'm pasting here: Note that such a tool (by @hay) already exists, though it needs to be tweaked to use the new pageviews API: --Nemo 08:30, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: Cool! Thanks for letting me know. I probably will want to adopt a similar design. I think comparing multiple pages across all projects isn't going to be API-friendly. Fortunately though the new pageviews API is significantly faster than, so we have that much going for us — MusikAnimal talk 17:10, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

Quick note about Tech News and style[edit]


I see you exchanged "wrong" for "inaccurate" in the current issue of Tech News. That is indeed a better way to phrase it. The reason I like and kept "wrong" is that Tech News is distributed in English to a lot of non-English wikis, where editors aren't native speakers. It's a constant battle between precision and simplicity, but "wrong" is much more likely to be understood by en-1 or en-2 speakers. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:19, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

@Johan (WMF): Got it! Thank you for the clarification, keeping it simple is certainly ideal if we want to get around language barriers :) — MusikAnimal talk 17:21, 4 March 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I mean, your edit made all the sense in the world – it's far better English. :) Just that we need to take more factors into account when it's to be distributed widely. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:25, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Technical barnstar

I hear that you fixed the pageview stats graphs. --Pine 07:47, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

I worked on it with Community Tech, yes! Thank you for the praise :) — MusikAnimal talk 15:57, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

No renaming between November 20 and November 27[edit]


You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

I want to be renamed[edit]

I heard that you are a global renamer. I would like to be renamed to miles527. If someone has already taken that username, you can change me to miles.527 or miles_527. Either is fine with me. Thanks. (talk) 21:59, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Tech News[edit]

Hey, the newsletter has been frozen and translators told that this is it and that they can ignore it for the rest of the week if they're done, so I've moved the item to Tech/News/2017/38 instead. I'll copy edit as necessary, or ping you if I've got any questions. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 23:37, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

@Johan (WMF): No problem. This is better anyway because as I said, I'm not 110% sure it will go out on the next train :) Though I guess if it doesn't, we have to roll back all of MediaWiki. Fingers crossed! It's also a bit of a "silent" change, where only users of the IP range gadget would even notice the new feature is there, so no biggie.
For future reference, when do we typically freeze the Tech News for translating? — MusikAnimal talk 23:41, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Tech/News/For contributors#The deadlines! As it says, typically a few hours later than stated there, but that's when you should be able to rely on it never being too late. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 23:47, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Also, Tech/News/Next should lead you to the right issue to add things to – I typically edit that to point to the next one just as I freeze the issue. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 00:01, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Tech/News/2017/38 has been edited now. Looks OK? I tried to simplify "backfilled" because that can be a pretty difficult word for en-1 and en-2 speakers. Will that still be relevant on Monday, or do you expect to be finished by then? /Johan (WMF) (talk) 23:18, 13 September 2017 (UTC)
@Johan (WMF): Looks great! :) I was also brainstorming a better way to explain "backfilled". We hopefully will have all data backfilled by Monday, but there's no guarantee. I would leave that bit in there before you freeze the newsletter, just in case. Thanks! — MusikAnimal talk 15:12, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
OK, good. Thanks. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 15:14, 14 September 2017 (UTC)