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Tech News[edit]

FYI [1] --Nemo 07:29, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

@Nemo bis: Entirely predictable and yet a still bit disappointing. I predict Tech News will transform into a one-way method of communication, and then slowly die, just as Wikimedia Quarto and others had done before. odder (talk) 11:02, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

You're awesome[edit]

Thanks for taking care of this, and a zillion other community requests. You are wonderful. --Ori Livneh (talk) 19:13, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, @Ori. It feels very nice to be appreciated. odder (talk) 18:16, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

European trade mark[edit]

Things are moving a bit it seems, incidentally the same day when the Reda report is going to be voted. --Nemo 10:51, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, @Nemo —¸this is all very interesting. odder (talk) 19:42, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

translation adminship[edit]

Hello, I have granted you the right. Enjoy. Matanya (talk) 21:41, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

WMF promises[edit]

QED: phabricator:T44894. --Nemo 18:08, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the link, @Federico. I fear I can't form an informed opinion on this at the moment due to lack of any hard data (of the kind you were able to provide with regards to the Portuguese Wikipedia), but in general I would say this is a pretty bad solution to a rather solvable problem. On the other hand, we're again here seeing an issue of a small wiki community not being able to manage huge amounts of spam and bad faith edits that are affecting their wiki and having a very negative effect on their ability to improve their projects — and that's hugely saddening to witness happen over and over again. odder (talk) 22:32, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
To be precise, there is no indication that there are huge or unusual amounts of anything. It seems the community mostly wanted to force a couple persons to register in order to educate them better. --Nemo 19:51, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

What is your point[edit]

Hoi, I fail to see your point. What we have is tldr. It does not do what is expected to do. I provide you with an argument why and you are not courteous in that way. Thank you for failing to understand what is needed. GerardM (talk) 14:37, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

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

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Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:33, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

I didn't participate, though. odder (talk) 11:47, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

ASBS - Question to Christophe[edit]

Hey Odder, I hope you're fine. Just so you know I just answered your question on the talk page. Happy to follow-up :) Schiste (talk) 11:03, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?[edit]

Hello, thanks for adding multiple new translations in your language here at Meta-Wiki in recent years. Please join the discussion with your opinion: Should FuzzyBot automatically remove all potentially outdated translations?. Nemo (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Configuration disguised as translation[edit]

This is going to be a mess... Nemo 05:45, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi @Nemo; I'm not sure I follow this train of thought. I haven't been following the goings-on about the portal and I haven't been to Gerrit for a while, so I don't really know what's going here. I would've thought that switching to managing translations on Translatewiki would be a nice and welcome change, no? odder (talk) 12:22, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
But now nobody knows which names to trust and where updates should go, see e.g. phabricator:T145927. --Nemo 09:44, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Blocked IP-address[edit]

Hi TKozlowski,
a few minutes ago I got a message my IP-address had been blocked by you. I'd like to edit the German pronunciation file De-Demos.ogg: Instead of
[[Category:German pronunciation of nouns]]
I'd like to rewrite it with
[[Category:German pronunciation of noun flections]].
Are you able to help me?
Greetings --Jeuwre (talk) 19:15, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Jeuwre, thanks for the message and apologies for the inconvenience. I made the change for you, however I would need to have a little bit more information about the block that you have fallen victim of. Can you tell me if this problem still occurs and if so, can you e-mail me with your IP address and, if possible, the error message that you see? You can use this page to send me an e-mail; thanks! odder (talk) 11:07, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi TKozlowski,
thank you for implementing the change. Unfortunately when I tried again to edit De-Demos.ogg a few minutes ago yesterday's fault didn't happen again. I don't have yesterday's IP-address, I'm sorry. If the error message surfaces again you'll get a message. Thanks for your support. --Jeuwre (talk) 14:56, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Edit ban - unlock request[edit]

Hi TKozlowski,
this is the second time in 6 weeks, that I got an edit ban to edit one of my pronunciation examples. The specific ban text I got a few minutes ago is:
Du bist aus dem folgenden Grund nicht berechtigt, die Seite zu bearbeiten:

Dein Benutzername oder deine IP-Adresse wurde gesperrt. Die Sperrung wurde vom Administrator Odder durchgeführt. Als Grund wurde contact oversighters for information angegeben.

   Beginn der Sperre: 13:07, 25. Nov. 2016
   Ende der Sperre: unbeschränkt
   Sperre betrifft:

Du kannst Odder oder einen der anderen Administratoren kontaktieren, um über die Sperre zu diskutieren. Du kannst die „E-Mail an diesen Benutzer“-Funktion nicht nutzen, solange keine gültige E-Mail-Adresse in deinen Benutzerkonto-Einstellungen eingetragen ist oder diese Funktion für dich gesperrt wurde. Deine aktuelle IP-Adresse ist und die Sperrkennung lautet 278072. Bitte füge alle Informationen jeder Anfrage hinzu, die du stellst.

means (language adjustment to "English")
You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

Your user name or IP address has been blocked. Editing and uploading from was disabled by Odder for the following reason: contact oversighters for information This block (ID #278072) is set to expire: infinite.

If the block reason seems unrelated to you, it is possible you were affected by a software feature known as the autoblock. In that case contact to remove the autoblock. Your current IP address is and the block ID is #278072. Please include this information in your query. Please note that, for technical reasons, removing the autoblock is not always possible. In such cases, you may need to wait 24 hours for the autoblock to expire.

Are you able to unlock my account/IP/whatever ...? Thanks in advance for your support. --Jeuwre (talk) 18:04, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

@Jeuwre: Thank you, and I apologise for the continued inconvenience. I have now unblocked that IP range so you shouldn't be seeing this message again. Happy editing! odder (talk) 08:05, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

user:Holder abuse as global sysop[edit]

Hi Odder. This global admin has been deleting photographs relevant to Bikol Wikipedia project. I am a former admin and had finally blocked him. He asked me to unblock his account even askin for an apology and promised not to delete more files. I blocked him for he was guilty of his action but he unblocked himself again twice then he immediately find a way to remove my admin rights via another global admin who like himself does not speak the local language. This kind of admims are the reason why it is very hard to keep new contributors and it also pisses old contributors like us. --Filipinayzd (talk) 15:10, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

@Filipinayzd: I'm sorry to see this happen. @Holder has a proven track record of ignoring small local communities and abusing his privileges as a global administrator. Unfortunately, as evidenced by his latest actions on the Bikol Wikipedia, he has managed to get away with this so far, as there is generally little interest from the global community in cases like this. I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment: actions like this are very much counterproductive, both with regards to brand new contributors and old hands like you and me. It's a Pyrrhic victory for Holder, and a loss for the movement, however I do hope you'll find a welcoming space elsewhere in Wikimedia; after all, illegitimi non carborundum. odder (talk) 23:03, 20 January 2018 (UTC)