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Feedback on English precedence[edit]

Hi, Pill.

Rather than make you look for it, since you've been patiently waiting, I wanted to let you know that I have feedback on the precedence question. I bring a counterproposal to the top of the page banner, which is believed (I think) to give too much prominence to a small element. At the base of the Terms of Use is a disclaimer, in italicized bold, about the release dates and which Terms of Use was effective when. Do you think it would help if the following were added to that disclaimer:

In the event of any differences in meaning between the original English version and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.

The bold and italics would help it stand out. :)

What do you think? --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 16:30, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi Mdennis, and thanks for you reply. Well, it's obviously not my preferred solution, but it might be at least somewhat helpful anyway. Cheers, —Pill (talk) 17:00, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I'll implement the chance to the Meta version and the English version and hope to update with translations very quickly. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 17:34, 30 May 2012 (UTC)
(FWIW, me, too. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 22:50, 6 June 2012 (UTC))
Hi Pill ! What about using twice the same phrase in Terms of use/98 and /109 ? "In the event... takes precedence." Unless it is intended ! Regards. A translator --Cquoi (talk) 08:17, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Hi Cquoi, what i meant was that the phrase is used twice (intentionally) because a) I requested it to get more emphasis and wanted it at the top of the page, but b) it was felt in more elevated circles that it shouldn't be at the top, resulting in the compromise to put it at the bottom of the page in boldface. It is hence intentionally "redundant" to make people better aware of the fact that the English version takes precedence and allow them to learn about it without reading the entire document first. Cheers, —Pill (talk) 11:27, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
Hi Pill, Thank you for your answer. Regards--Cquoi (talk) 14:18, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

Translation of Guidelines on conflict of interest[edit]

Him Pill. :) Thank you for your work on translating this. I've placed on the talk page the text of a professional translation. I think we all know that translations from within the community are typically much better than those prepared by people who do not understand us or our work, but I thought it possible that the professional translation (one of a suite commissioned) might be used to supplement what we have, since it says it needs updating, so we can get it published on the WMF wiki. If you have time and interest to compare the documents to see what might be usable, that would be very much appreciated. (I am also asking User:Niklas 555 and User:Lyzzy if they are able to take a look.) If you don't, of course, I understand completely. I just thought to ask. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:45, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia LGBT[edit]

I am reaching out to people who have translated pages here at Meta to assist with translating pages at Wikimedia LGBT. If you are willing and able, any assistance would be appreciated. If not, I understand. Thanks for your consideration. --Another Believer (talk) 00:37, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your message, Another Believer. While I would be willing to help you, I am not sure yet if and when I will find the time to do so (I'll keep the page on my watchlist for now). Apologies! Cheers, — Pajz (talk) 23:09, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Not a problem. The project is there if you ever need something to do! Thanks again, --Another Believer (talk) 23:58, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

OTRS user list[edit]

I see I've been removed. Possibly for inactivity? I don't know. I still have an account on the system and have recently been active, and would like to remain listed, if possible. -- OlEnglish (Talk) 09:45, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

(Replied to via IRC. — Pajz (talk) 15:33, 25 July 2014 (UTC))

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 31 December[edit]

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