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Messages sent to Minh Nguyễn in 2010

No one’s paying attention to the discussions on this archive page anymore. Please start a new discussion at my main talk page.


Dear Mxn, I have been sent to you by Thogo, :) I'll be grateful if you solve my little problem. I've asked our bureacrat to rename my account BRUTE into Sanga. After that I wanted to create a SUL account, but there is a user ([1]) who has the same name. Can I ask you to usurp his account to me? That user has been inactive since 2008 ბრუტ 16:39, 7 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


Slight problem with this: on Meta users are autoconfirmed after four days with no edit minimum, while the link you added to the voting page shows that users require a minimum of ten edits to become autoconfirmed. --Yair rand 05:01, 11 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

See User talk:Yair rand.
How astute of U, Yair rand! Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 05:56, 11 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Lossless image compression for template

I originally asked User:Cbrown1023, and he suggested that I come to you.

The images being used for the template template could be losslessly compressed...saving a few kilobytes. You could save 1kb on the apple touch png, 1kb on the wikitionary logo, and a bit more on the others. Now while, those few kbs aren't much, given that is the main page many people go to, it gets tens of thousands of views a day.(probably a lot more). I wanted to suggest that you change/update some of these with losslessly compressed ones(the file size of the picture would go down, with absolutely no effect on the image quality).

There is a free tool offered by yahoo called smushit at which can losslessly compress these images. Please consider updating the images to losslessly compressed ones. You may respond at my wikipedia talk page, as I won;t be watching here. w:User talk:Smallman12q Thanks!Smallman12q 19:51, 17 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

See User talk:Smallman12q and User talk:Smallman12q at the English Wikipedia.

Hopefully, if it lasts, consider changing the other images to their losslessly compressed counterparts. In all, you can save a few kbs, while not much, it would give some minor savings given that its the main page. Cheers!Smallman12q 00:24, 18 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wiktionary no enciclopédico

Gracias por decirme que Wikcionario no es enciclopédico, yo no sabía. --Danilo Andres Ramirez 01:56, 18 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hi, you have a message at Wikipedia tiếng Việt --minhhuy*= 06:11, 19 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

My logo proposal

135 pixels wide, like it was supposed to be.

Thank you, Minh, for your efforts to get in touch with me this month. The news came as a surprise. As you had noticed, I left the deliberation unceremoniously, mostly because I was to become busy in the fall, and partly because I wanted no part in the rest of the process. I am sorry to appear after you worked on the image (and did a remarkable job), but I have finally uploaded the last version, with transparency. I am well aware that substituting it on the ballot would cause all kinds of debate and consternation, but here it is. That's my proposal.

By the way, I suppose I should commend you on your detective work as well as your touch-up work. However, my text is not from that children's dictionary. It must have been owned by the same publisher, though. (I don't have the source on hand right now.) I figured a real excerpt from a dictionary would be superior to text of my own creation—a conscious choice of words. I guess the idea is that I should have used Wiktionary definitions, which makes a certain amount of sense, and I could do that. I think I'm better at document design than logo design. I will not able to make that change now; perhaps someone else wants to devote the time, but I'm leery of the logo being set upon by someone who believes that any design ending in .svg is superior to all others, disregarding aesthetics.

Thanks again,
AAEngelman 13:30, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

See User talk:AAEngelman.

SVG logo requirement

On the Wiktionary logo vote discussion page you commented that "Eventually, we'll need an SVG version" of the Wiktionary logo. Is this an official WMF policy, that all project logos must be in SVG? Is there some technical reason why an SVG is needed? --Yair rand 03:54, 2 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

SVG's can be scaled in a lossless manner.Smallman12q 16:48, 21 February 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hello. Mind taking a look here? Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 08:33, 8 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Instructions for updating the template

Hey Mxn,

Would you mind making some instructions for how to update the Wikipedia portal? A lot people seem to not know what exactly needs to be done (e.g. when to add things to the search field, when the css/js subpages need to be updated), so instructions would definitely be helpful in letting more people update the page.

Thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 01:49, 17 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

See User talk:Cbrown1023.
Wow, that's great. Thank you so much for that, Mxn! Hopefully people will not be more eager to update the page completely. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:09, 25 August 2010 (UTC)Reply


You explained the recent 33% increase of the Ripuarian Wikipedia as being "due to apparent vandalism, which BBKurt is cleaning up". The problem is, all the deletion activity you're citing (as of the time I'm posting this) was done before I posted the notice at Wikimedia News. The current article count (22,798) hasn't changed at all since I checked the article count before posting the notice. This means the 33% increase cannot be due to the articles BBKurt has deleted. What evidence do you have that the increase was actually due to vandalism? The latest new article is from November 18th, well before the large increase in article count. Could either ksh:Special:Statistics or ksh:Special:Newpages be broken? (BTW, see also ksh:Wikipedia Klaaf:Houpsigk#33 percent increase in article count.) - dcljr 08:33, 4 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

See User talk:Dcljr.
We now have an explanation. - dcljr 23:54, 5 December 2010 (UTC)Reply