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Dear Runa, to avoid confusion and alerting stewards by the users seeing your posts here from a "(WMF)" login, please be so kind as to create a user page describing briefly your relation to WMF. Especially as an outreach coordinator you may want to keep it transparent :) Pundit (talk) 11:51, 16 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the message. I put in some information for now and am planning to add in some more details over the next two days. --Runab WMF (talk) 04:02, 18 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Interface font size[edit]

Hi Mr Runab WMF,

In response to the discussion from Here, I, speaking on behalf of the contributors of Hakka Wikipedia wish to request that our font size on Hakka Wikipedia be enlarged to the same font size as that used on zh-yue:Cantonese Wikipedia.

In the past few years, this was not an issue because Hakka Wikipedia had been using the romanized alphabet. However, now there are contributors who wish to write Hakka using Chinese characters and when they view Hakka wikipedia on their Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs, they regard the font size as not large enough and hence it is more difficult for them to read the chinese character articles. They have already voiced this issue on my talk page twice now.

Hence it would be great if the default font size for displaying chinese characters on Hakka Wikipedia could to be enlarged to the size used on Cantonese Wikipedia. Could you also help us out on this? It would mean a lot to us. --Hakka (talk) 11:41, 25 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hello, It looks like the fonts used on the Hakka Wikipedia may have a problem with scaling. Is this a problem with only Windows systems? Has this also been noticed on Linux or MacOS? It will be easier for us (and also for you) to keep a track of the problem via a bug on This bug would have to be filed against the 'Universal Language Selector" component. Do let me know if I can help you file the bug. Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 17:24, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Please help us file the bug. Thanks in advance. --Hakka (talk) 04:54, 14 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
It isn't not systems' problem. Someone says, the fonts look like those in English Wikipedia. I guess it is because the Chinese characters have not been supported yet.-- 11:26, 21 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
Can you please check these two screenshots of the Hakka Wikipedia and Cantonese Wikipedia, taken on Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 to compare the font displayed and let me know if the font sizes are very different? It would be helpful if we could get some more information like the name and version of the web browsers in which the users are seeing the problem and preferably a screenshot that shows the small font size. Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 14:34, 10 July 2013 (UTC)Reply
OK. Thanks. The pictures you provided are the same as what I saw on Internet Explorer 10/Firefox on Windows 8, but now different. Now what I can see are Hak and Yue, no matter on Windows 7 or Windows 8. You can compare the characters 貢獻 on the up right side. -- 08:14, 3 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. This makes it easy to understand. We can now file a bug to request for the font to be included, preferably as a webfont. You can create a new bug for the 'MediaWiki Extension -> Universal Language Selector' in Bugzilla and can also add the screenshots to help the developers understand the problem better. Please let me know if I can be of any help for the bug filing. --Runab WMF (talk) 16:46, 16 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Unable to See ULS options[edit]

Hi, This is sushant Savla from Guajrati Wikisource. I tried to figure out the ULS tool but it seems it is not available there. Is it yet to be deplyoed? --Sushant savla (talk) 15:07, 5 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hello Sushant, It will be deployed on June 11th. It is already available on Commons and Meta (at the top near your username). You can view the features there. Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 15:31, 5 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Global message delivery[edit]

Hi, I understand that the working conditions are tough in this period and for this area,[1] [2] but for the future it would be nice if you could follow the guidelines. I'm sure Guillom can help with best practices. --Nemo 12:50, 19 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

For example the basic time stamp. --MagnusA (talk) 16:23, 19 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
Arrgh! I think I edited out the timestamp when I redid it on the MassMessage form. Very very sorry about that. Is there anyway I can fix it?--Runab WMF (talk) 04:06, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
At this point, not really, unless you want to either write a script to fix it on all wikis or manually do it. Not worth the effort. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:08, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hmm. I thought so. Well I'll take it as a lesson learnt the hard way to be more careful for the next round (not any time soon though). Thanks.--Runab WMF (talk) 04:47, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your help![edit]

The Translation Barnstar
Thank you for your valuable contribution to the translation of the Global South Editor Survey questions! With my best regards, -- Haitham S. (WMF)

Wikimedia Blog/Converting wiki pages to blog posts[edit]

Hi, thanks for this CLDR post and for mentioning the CLDR translators at the end. However, I think you have forgotten to run the script for HTML cleanup; some links are made quite useless by the nofollow etc. --Nemo 17:42, 6 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Overall feedback about content translator[edit]

Honestly the feel I had from this first day of content translator on my homewiki ( is *so* bad. Articles written via CX are full of minor mistakes (sometimes major) and I see a general decrease in text quality, plus a certain "slovenliness" in wikilink and template usage. For the future is there any way to locally disable automatic translators usage? Also, another, imho crucial, feature would be automatic wikidata's links update. Ciao! --Vituzzu (talk) 22:49, 26 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello, Thanks for your message. The feature to add wikidata links is already in place. If it did not work for you then I am wondering what went wrong. Could you please tell me what page you were translating? I would request you to give it another try because we enabled some link related functions earlier this week. Even after that if you think its not usable in its current form, we will be very happy to learn from you what we can do better. Its an ongoing development work and any feedback is useful, particularly from editors who can tell us what can make the tool more easy for them to use. If you have beta-features auto-enabled then the tool would have shown up. You can disable it at any time from your preferences. Thanks.--Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 11:24, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Mass messaging to Jamaican Patois Wikipedia (jamwiki)[edit]

Hi. You sent the Compact Language Links message out a few days ago. On jamwiki this landed on jam:Talk:Mien Piej. We're trying to establish the "village pump" page as jam:Wikipidia:Vilij skwier (viz, "Village Square"). Can you help us establish that page as the village pump on the various distribution lists? Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:26, 28 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi StevenJ81, I can surely help. The only thing I need to figure out is, who maintains the current distribution list so that I can inform them and make the change. I wanted to do it for a few other wikis as well which now have a functional village pump. Thanks a lot.--Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 09:15, 5 July 2016 (UTC)Reply
The Distribution list, and its offsprings Distribution list/Global message delivery and friends, are wiki pages which anybody can (and should) edit. Nemo 18:21, 25 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

অঙ্কুর কি এখনও আছে?[edit]

অঙ্কুরের সাইট তো কাজ করে না।Greatder (talk) 11:41, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply