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Re: There is a difference between the German original and the English text[edit]

Hello, thanks for looking into it. The text comes from the PDF publication that I also copied to Commons as File:Free Knowledge based on Creative Commons Licenses.pdf, or at least it should. To save time I actually took the wikitext from the wmse: copy, are there mistakes? --Nemo 14:29, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Nemo,
The original Point 16 ist missing - what is correct, since this is some special German stuff. But the text in Point 19 after

Up until 2009 the Wikipedia was using the
GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) by
the GNU initiative. The Free Software Foun-
dation had originally developed this license for
software documentation, hence it was too com-
plicated and not ideally suited for Wikipedia.

beginning with

Nonetheless, the GFDL open content licenses
did not have to be abandoned when Wikipedia
was transitioning to a CC-BY-SA license.

from the English is missing. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 14:49, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Wonderful, you're already done with the import! Thank you very much. I didn't know about point 16 of course, should something be done about it?
I've fixed 19 now, I had cut too much by mistake. I left out the quotation from the terms of use to avoid redundancy, and instead created and anchor to link that paragraph directly. Is it ok now? --Nemo 15:17, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, that's better. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 18:40, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Translation request[edit]

Greetings. I see you have experience translating pages here at Meta. If you are willing and able, Wikimedia LGBT, a proposed user group, is currently recruiting people to assist with page translations. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you for your consideration. --Another Believer (talk) 16:47, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Rosetta barnstar[edit]

Rosetta Barnstar.png The Meta-Wiki Rosetta barnstar 2013
For being among the top 40 Meta-Wiki translators in 2013, with over 500 translation units edits! If I knew all the Wikimedia languages I'd also compliment you for how spot-on your translations are, but I must leave that to your language colleagues. :) Cheers, Nemo 21:48, 1 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. This makes me happy! --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 10:21, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

Jahresplan 2015 - danke[edit]

Danke übrigens für deine vielen Fragen und vor allem, dass du auch konkret nach meßgrößen gefragt hast! ...Sicherlich Post 23:20, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

@Sicherlich: Thank you very much!Thank you very much! für das Danke. Bei mir entand schon der Eindruck, ich sei allein mit meinem Wunsch nach Messbarkeit. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 11:07, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Mitnichten; seit mindestens 2013. Und da bekommt man so lustige antworten wie "Um die Messbarmachung in diesem Jahr zu verbessern, haben wir in der vorliegenden Jahresplanung bewusst auf Vorgaben in Zahlenform verzichtet" - zum glück hat er selbst gemerkt, dass es paradox klingt. oder
"Der Stand für den Jahresplan 2013 beschränkt sich darum auf eher abstrakte strategische Jahresziele." - strategie neu definiert. naja lies selbst wenn du dich aufregen wilst :oD
Für das thema meßbarkeit ist WMD unwillig (und wohl auch schlicht unfähig), aber die MV oder sonstwen interessiert es auch nicht. Von daher sind meine aktivitäten diesbezüglich inzw. nur noch kleine scherzkommentare am rande. Die Ziele sind so wertloser müll, eine auswertung passiert soweit ich das sehe gar nicht (mangels zielen auch kaum möglich) und es gab bisher wohl noch nie eine einzige stimme die gegen den Haushaltsplan gestimmt hat.
...Sicherlich Post 22:37, 15 March 2015 (UTC) das WMD mit einem millionenbudget und 60(?) angestellten nicht schafft, ist aber natürlich kein grund, dass freiwillige unbezahlte die kleine projekte machen und die dafür sorgen, dass in Berlin geld ankommt das nicht müssten. Die müssen natürlich ganz genau! Logisch .oO
ach und noch eins: Talk:Wikimedia Deutschland/2015 annual plan/de/Ziele - da habe ich es doch mal ausführlich gemacht weil solche amateurhafte verschwendung von millionen mir die hutkrempe hochgehen lässt. aber Sebastian Sooth (WMDE) hat auf den letzten kommentar vorgezogen zu schweigen. Wie mir scheint eine gänige strategie von WMD. Wenn die Frage oder der kommentar nicht gefällt wird er "überlesen". Wie ja auch MV-Beschlüsse die nicht ins konzept passen gebrochen werden. ...Sicherlich Post 22:55, 15 March 2015 (UTC)



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Thank you![edit]

I am so grateful to find translations done of some of the strategy content. Thank you so very much for helping with that and with all the translation work you do. It's so very important to helping make sure our movement truly is international. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:29, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

And now a request[edit]

I'm very sorry to say that there seems to have been a mistake on Template:StrategyButton2016/editintro/Communities, as a result of which the first two approaches were inadvertently copied from Template:StrategyButton2016/editintro/Reach. :( I've copied over the first two bullets you translated to the Reach template, so the translations are still very usable, but I'm hoping that you can help fix the first two bullets in the communities template now that the mistake has been detected and repaired. I do greatly apologize for this mistake, and, again, I thank you for your help. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 14:30, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

You are welcome. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 14:34, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

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Hallo Sebastian; ich bereite gerade einen Kurier-Artikel vor, in dem ich die Empfehlungen des FDC zu den Anträgen von WMAT, WMCH und WMDE kurz darstellen möchte. Daher besten Dank für deine Übersetzung der Ausführungen zu WMDE! Sie scheint mir allerdings stellenweise noch etwas verbesserungswürdig. So übersetzt du "However, WMDE has ample organisational capacity to design and implement its programs and activities. Thus the FDC expects a plan with more granular detail and more challenging programmatic targets in future applications" folgendermassen: "WMDE verfügt über umfangreiche organisatorische Fähigkeiten, um seine Programme und Aktivitäten zu entwerfen und umzusetzen. Daher erwartet das FDC einen Plan mit mehr Detailliertheit und anspruchsvolleren programmatischen Zielen in zukünftigen Vorhaben." Ich würde eher so übersetzen: "WMDE verfügt jedoch über grosse organisatorische Kapazitäten, um seine Programme und Aktivitäten zu entwerfen und umzusetzen. Das FDC erwartet daher in zukünftigen Anträgen einen detaillierteren Plan mit anspruchsvolleren programmatischen Zielen" ("programmatischen" könnte man evtl. auch einfach weglassen, ohne die Aussage zu verändern) - vor allem bezieht sich "future applications", wenn ich das recht verstehe, auf künftige Anträge und nicht Vorhaben. Das FDC möchte detailliertere Angaben in den Anträgen, oder? Ich betrachte das allerdings alles auch nur als interessierter Quasi-Aussenstehender mit beschränktem Durch- und Einblick (bin einfaches Mitglied von WMCH, bei WMDE und WMAT bin ich nicht dabei), der bei der Information der Community mithelfen möchte. Gestumblindi (talk) 20:52, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Hallo @Gestumblindi: Die Übersetzung stammt von @Dr. Bernd Gross:. Ich werde sie mir aber ansehen. — Wo wir gerade miteinander sprechen: Hast Du Zeit und Lust, eine Episode des Wikipedia-Podcasts mit mir zu gestalten? Bei Interesse würde ich Dir weitere Informationen zukommen lassen. Grüße! --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 07:00, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Prima, nur zu. Es gibt Stellen, die man sicher verbessern kann, speziell im letzten Abschnitt habe ich eine Aussage zu den Schwierigkeiten der Vergangenheit nicht verstanden, was das FDC damit sagen möchte. Herliche Grüße von Bernd - die Brücke (talk) 07:04, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Danke für's Anschauen der Übersetzung! Der Podcast ist wohl eher nichts für mich, aber danke für die "Einladung" :-) Gestumblindi (talk) 22:53, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Ready for translation: Editing News #1—2018[edit]


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Punkt vergessen[edit]

Hi, in User:Sebastian Wallroth/global.css vor der ersten Zeile fehlt noch ein Punkt, aber sonst schon ganz gut. Die #ca-edit, #ca-ve-edit, #ca-history,#ca-addsection wären eigentlich display:inline und nicht block, aber für 13 Stunden wird es langen. svg müsste mit transparent gehen, vermute ich. LG --PerfektesChaos (talk) 09:52, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Please translate the Editing newsletter[edit]

Would you please translate VisualEditor/Newsletter/2019/July into your favorite language for me? I'd really appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Invitations to translate[edit]

Hello, Sebastian Wallroth,

Community Insights/Translation/2019/1-Invitation and the other pages listed at Community Insights/Translation#Requests for translations are ready to be translated. There is little more information about this group of invitations on the mailing list. Also, please keep an eye on that page: more pages will be ready for you soon!

Thank you for your interest in helping translate these messages. I really do appreciate it. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:50, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Monuments Calendar 2014/2015[edit]

Is the calendar available anywhere? Monuments of Poland 2015 ISBN 9781325047918 ISBN 9781325047901 I am asking, because one of the photos was taken by me. I got some postcards with this photo, but I was not informed that a calendar was released. I collect all printed media with photos taken by myself and I got no author's copy.

Hi User:Abrimaal these calendars are printed on demand. They are automatically updated every year. Just search for "monuments of poland calendar" at --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 21:14, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi, I bought one at online shop, but I should not buy it. Authors of each of the used photos should get a free copy, shouldn't they? Abrimaal (talk) 23:58, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi User:Abrimaal, I get 1 Euro per sold calendar (less is not possible). Last year ~7 Monuments of Poland calendars where sold. This means, I cant even buy one of the calendars for myself from the money I get. Sorry, I cannot effort to buy a calendar for every photographer. Kind regards, --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 07:34, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
Try using different pictures every year. Every year I release a calendar with photos taken by myself. Started in 2016 with 20 copies, 2017 - 50, 2018 and 2019 - 100, for 2020 500 copies were printed. What images did not go into the calendar, I uploaded to Commons for Monuments 2019 contest. And I also do not make money on these calendars, because the editions are financed by third parties, I get only a few copies to share among friends. Thanks anyway for releasing this calendar. Abrimaal (talk) 06:06, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi User:Abrimaal, the On-Demand printing service says no to yearly updated calendars. Clavando automatically updates the calendar tables every year but doesn't like updated photos. My original intention was to create a calendar for every country that participated in Wiki Loves Monuments eversince, but even this was not possible. The advantages of are: they promote the calendars on several platforms including Amazon and they don't request any financial investment from me. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 11:04, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Lingua Libre[edit]

Hello Sebastian Wallroth I work for Wikimedia France on the project Lingua Libre and I saw that you had recorded words on the platform. I was wondering if you could give me feedback on LL as it would be very helpful for me to work on making the tool more efficient. Thank you in advance for your reply -- eavqwiki 12:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi User:eavqwiki, thank you for contacting me. I'm more than happy to provide feedback, because I'm a big fan von Lingua Libre. Where should I provide my feedback? --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 16:29, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi again, first you can fill in this form if you haven't already it would be very helpful.
Then if you feel you have more to say or ideas to suggest we can talk about it more in depth through skype, email or the Lingua Libre chat room, let me know! --eavqwiki (talk) 09:30, 3 October 2019 (UTC)

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Community Tech Launches Wikisource Improvement Initiative[edit]


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Feedback requested: August update for Wikisource ebook export project[edit]

Hello, Sebastian_Wallroth! The Community Tech team has posted an August update to the Wikisource Ebook Export Improvement project, and we would love your feedback. The update includes findings from our community consultation, results from two technical analyses, and proposed next steps for the project. Your feedback is crucial, and it will help us understand how to approach our work. For this reason, we invite you to check out the latest update and share your feedback on the project talk page. Thank you in advance! --IFried (WMF) (talk) 16:24, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to complete a survey regarding WPWP Campaign[edit]

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WAM2020 welcomes your support![edit]

Wikipedia Asian Month 2020

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Thank you for joining WAM 2020 as an organizer. We appreciate your help to get the central banner localized in your language.

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Guidance of Fountain tool[edit]

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Wikipedia Asian Month 2020: Fountain tool[edit]

Dear organizers:

Fountain cannot accept new articles temporarily because of a problem with the Wikimedia Labs database. It will be back ASAP. Please don’t feel panic. Let's keep fingers crossed for it.


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Community Wishlist Survey 2021: Invitation[edit]

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What's Next (Wikipedia Asian Month 2020)![edit]

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Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

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