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FYI Wikimedia stewards on IRC. villy 22:01, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No information anywhere for this channel, about its scope or purpose. I just launched it when Yann and romihaitza were having like a hot debate about one of yann's decision on #wikimedia. I thought it could be useful to have our place in order to discuss and yell out, without boring everyone with it ... villy 19:11, 14 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WMF update[edit]

Hello sj, Wikimedia press releases/PR-1M-AR is more accurate now, would you plz update it as you did first? Thanks.. --Mido 19:41, 2 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


From Geogre[edit]

Yeah, I'm not logged in on meta. I had my chance, way back, to be a more involved meta kind of guy, but the day jobs and lacking of them prevented my devoting any attention. At any rate, about a Georgia, USA meetup or association, I suppose I'm interested. I'm not very "clubbable," as Samuel Johnson would say, as the -ogre part of my name is well earned in my professional life (students flee in terror, and their cries nourish me). However, Georgia is, according to Wikipedia, the largest US state east of the Mississippi (as Yankees driving to "Flarida" can tell you, as as one did tell me: "Your state's too biiiiig" to which I said, "fly"). If there were to be a meetup in this state, a city like Macon would be most logical. It is out of the way for everyone, but it is as close to mid-way as it can be. For Atlantan's, it's about 70 minutes away (once past Atlanta). For folks in Savannah, it's about 2.5 hr away. The city has enough life in it to have places to go but not so much as to be unmappable. I'm living in the middle of nowhere in Georgia, so all places are alike remote, but the interstates love to go to Macon and Atlanta (Atlanta being the most obvious but difficult place). I'll do the tildes, but it's Geogre. 12:05, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jimbo's birthday[edit]

Hey - I noticed that you were the one that made this addition to Quatro back in 2004 - there is some controversy over verification of Jimbo's birthday on w:Talk:Jimmy Wales - and the page is being used as "verification" - do you have any thoughts or any help you could give. Feel free to answer on my meta talk page rather than my wikipedia one as I normal request - thx in adv --Trodel 18:16, 10 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I hear that Britannica had a similar complaint about their bio of him. I think there's still a bit of ambiguity, as two official sources contradict one another. SJ · talk | translate 23:46, 20 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stewards on IRC[edit]

Hi, I am posting this to the talk page of all stewards. I am user:Walter, steward. It came to the attention that it is for users who urgently need the assistance of a steward it is not always easy to find one. I am posting this to ask your help to try to improve our service to the community.

The best hope I believe for a user to find a steward is IRC I think. There is a channel for the stewards , #wikimedia-stewards but there very few stewards there mostly if any.

So my first request is that when you are online and have time to also open the channel #wikimedia-stewards That can easy and even automatically depending of your IRC-client. Two suggestions; Gaim, you can add IRC-channels and users between your MSN, Jabber and other contacts. Very easy to use. Or chatZilla, more a real IRC program.

You can also use a webbased solution. Can also be useful when you are not at home. The IRC gateway I have setup will do its work for this purpose.

Finaly; You have your real name, your wikimedia user name and some have a totally different IRC name. I have created a new column on Stewards#Active_stewards to fill in your IRC-nick , if you are on IRC offcource. I have already filled it in for some who I know.

This request is not personally direct to you but to all stewards in general. Not everybody needs to be in that IRC -channel. If you know the channel exists that is already a very good start. Greetings, --Walter 20:48, 9 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation combination boxes[edit]

The following text has been copied from Meta:Babel#Translation_combination_boxes. As an active translators, it may be of any interest to you:

Hi, Sabine worked on new boxes for translators. They aim at giving information about translation combination: say, I can translate from English to French, from Italian to Spanish, and so on. It would help us to know who can translate what, in what, to streamline the translation process. The boxes do not provide information about your level (wether you are a professional translator or not, for example); you may write something about this point in your user page (very useful as well). A few boxes are available, be bold and create those you need :) Be aware we use ISO 639-3 codes for languages (fra and not fr, eng and not en, ...).

Please see "Translator in the following language combinations" and pick up templates for your user page!
This message was pasted on several User talk pages of active translators.

Thank you :)

jd  02:04, 10 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suspected sock puppet at es:[edit]

Hi. I'm Dodo, a bibliotecario ("librarian" aka administrator) at es:. I (and other users) am afraid that an user has been using a sock puppet there, and now he has gone too far, voting twice in the same poll. You can see the poll at es:Wikipedia:Consulta de borrado/Visitante and the exact diffs at [1] (User:Talibanillo) and [2] (User:Netzahualcoyotl).

Would you mind to confirm if these two editions have been made from the same IP? Please write the answer here or in my talk page at es: (I have no account at meta: yet). Thanks in advance. --Dodo 00:28, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Interwiki bot in nah:[edit]

I am asking at your talk page in nah: a bot status for nah:Usuario:Chlewbot.

I will soon ask also here in meta.

Thank you.

Chlewey 00:21, 25 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Language files[edit]

I agree about deleting that pages. Thats why I putted those warnings. So we can make sure people will come and see new method and delete those obsolote pages from their bookmarks. After a while (you mentioned month or so) those pages can be deleted I guess. Thats what I was aimed for. --Dbl2010 16:24, 11 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About Turkish translation team: Of course I would love to help. I am currently the only one who submitted the translations to the wikimedia project. I am doing it time by time. I also did most of the translations. As I also mentioned on "request for translation" page, the submitted translations will be with new release. But of course there are lots to do.--Dbl2010 17:41, 11 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Remember this?
Re: cleaning up the old lang.php pages.  They should really be deleted... 
after these warnings have been up for a month or two. 
Sj 10:30, 11 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think its time. What do you think? Please check this. Thx. --Dbl2010 20:47, 25 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Samuel, though I'm afraid this weekend is out for me as I think I've a face to face meeting in London for Wikimedia UK, and then a day of work in the north of England the next morning. I'd say between that, a meeting is out, but I'll try to stay on top of developments (assuming my ISP won't cut out on me again like last week, grr..) All the best with it all :-) Cormaggio @ 22:19, 24 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Samuel, I included the somewhat lengthy address to help people find me more easily. After all, don't we all know a few people who live outside the Universe? :^P

The small-project notes (I've gotta think of a good name for it) sounds like an interesting idea, but what would it take to publish such a review? Would it just be a summary of Wikimedia News and similar pages, or would I be in charge of nagging ambassadors for information on a regular basis? :^) Right now I'm quite busy with schoolwork, but maybe this weekend or next week, I'll be able to look into your proposal. I know English, Spanish, and Vietnamese to varying degrees... I'm not sure how many of the smaller languages use one of those languages as a lingua franca, but hopefully that'd be enough.

If I decide to take on this project, I'd probably only be good for covering the smaller Wikipedias, because I'm really not that involved with the other Wikimedia projects. (Perhaps GerardM would be a good candidate for smaller Wiktionary coverage?) If I end up covering just Wikipedia, maybe we should talk to the nice folks over at the Signpost and see if maybe we could have it syndicated there, too.

 – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 19:21, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New template[edit]

for completed translation work:

This translation is complete and has been proofread.

WP frontpage with automatic stats[edit]

Hi, i recently tried to fix [3], and i think the glitches should be gone. You might check if there is more to fix. Greets, Mutante 11:46, 5 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Okay; I'll stop with the speedy deletions for now. Linuxbeak 04:11, 25 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just to let you know... a *lot* of the images that I've deleted have been on RFD for over a year o_O Linuxbeak 04:29, 25 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Sj - some pages with essays from here have been speedily deleted in the meta cleanup project - should these essays be restored? WhiteNight T | @ | C 19:40, 27 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

'mania 2006[edit]

Do you know who can assure Main page is ready to translate or not? If it is you or someone who you know and can talk on irc, can you please have this person update Wikimania:Translations? In my opinion, it is an oddity an "int'l conference" has its main page in only one language and will have.

Yes! Ditto for Visas. See the related translation page.

I have a same question on Visas, too. Grobal community needs information about Visas and if we ask them to participate, Visas information should be available as well as CfP itself.

I'll go to supper, perhaps it is a breakfast time or tea time for you. Anyway, have a good day. --Aphaia 10:25, 28 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks :) Sj


Please rename my login (The Joker) to Slade, because it's my account in all projects where i have accounts (see list). Please consider. -- Slade pt.wp 17:23, 28 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. Why rename is hard? It's no way to rename to Slade? Sorry for my poor english. Regards, -- Slade pt.wp 13:01, 9 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh it's true... Sorry, but i can't understand after. It's possible usurp that account? What's the prevision for single login (universal account)? Tx, -- Slade pt.wp 12:23, 25 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promotion, etc.[edit]

I added some content to Communications_subcommittees/PT. We should really start a college-campus / college-wide wiki / related-events campaign this spring, and give it some kick at Wikimania. But we need posters and flyers... Sj 05:34, 26 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What poster idea should I try and execute as a sample? -- Zanimum 13:03, 21 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New language standards[edit]

Eh, I might be, but don't count on much. I've been very pressed for time lately. If you keep me informed, I'm sure I'll participate. Tuf-Kat 06:26, 23 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comcom scope[edit]

It seems we're the only two discussing this, but even we are not responding rapidly enough to get this done. So I'm bringing to user talk pages, to hopefully speed things up.

  1. Coordinating communications with the press, including press releases, interviews, and inquiries.
  2. Supporting communication between the WMF and project communities.
  3. Organizing and coordinating publicity and outreach.
  4. Supporting and overseeing communication with the general public.
  5. Maintaining a Wikimedia style guide
  6. Reporting on core Wikimedia statistics
Re: #5 -- I do not believe it is possible to maintain a Wikimedia style guide, or to enforce adherence. We *might* be able to avoid problems such as are currently on the en.Wikipedia and en.Wikisource main pages, and which are currently causing friction between projects, if we address them on a case by case basis. I see this as instruction creep, and utterly unenforceable at that, no offense intended. I just don't think it would work.
Perhaps you are thinking of a more restrictive 'guide' than I am. Wikimedia needs a style guide, as does every organization. en:wp has one for encyclopedic content; we need one for foundation content. This is not instruction creep, and will not regulate most communication at all; but is needed for clarity and consistency.
The style guide on wp, and elsewhere, is restrictive.
Re: #6 -- This sounds like it already is covered by #2 above. Who would we report this to? It's a good idea; I've brought up Erik Zachte's stats to several people, but no one seems to take responsibility for that. It would be useful if we had the authority to request it. --Amgine
That may support such communication, but is used internally within the WMF, when calculating all manner of things, when communicating with the media, &c. Sj 15:32, 29 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Ex: of #4 -- "...from refdesk and vp posts to info-en requests and complaints"
    I do not see what benefit there is to the last half of this sentence in a scope statement. Perhaps you could explain what I'm missing?
    This is a clarification. All points here could use clarification; we can separate them out to distinguish their relative importance; I added this in particular to note that someone should be monitoring those "communications portals" and at least reporting on how visitors and guests who perceive that as the foundation's communication team are received and dealt with.
    But a scope statement is not to be "clarified", but rather to limit what the responsibilities are. This doesn't seem to limit the responsibility.
  • Exs: of #6 -- ...such as estimations of project stats, membership, usage; gaps in requested information (statistics requested by researchers, policies requested by community members)
    This sounds like it already is covered by #2 above.
    perhaps we can clarify somewhere that this is an example of #2.
    <nod> Again, however, it's an example while a scope statement is about setting limits. Perhaps we could avoid giving specific examples in the scope statement, and instead focus on just the limitations? It will always be easy outside the scope statement to explain and expand.

I'm hoping we can have something settled in advance of the next meeting, since we've been stymied by last second changes, incompleteness. - Amgine / talk meta 23:26, 26 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll watch for an update :-) Sj 20:24, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry I'm late on updating. Other issues eating my time (like the interview) - Amgine / talk meta 22:15, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just got of the phone with you, and I see what you've done here. I think this is a good compromise, and I'll move this over to the comcom talk page. - Amgine / talk meta 22:20, 5 May 2006 (UTC)`Reply[reply]

Fundraising committee[edit]

Greetings! I have been tasked by the board of the Wikimedia Foundation to select the initial membership of the newly-created Fundraising committee. Your qualifications in this area have convinced me that you would be a perfect candidate for membership. If you accept this nomination, then do nothing. If you would instead prefer to be an advisor, consultant, volunteer or not involved at all, then please move or delete your name accordingly at Fundraising committee. Thank you. --Daniel Mayer 04:14, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This actually took form, a while later - but is it stil active? 23:46, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Image Release for Wikimania[edit]

Hi Sj,

Great to hear from you today! Here is what I had in mind for the image release for Wikimania speakers. I suggest having each presenter sign the form during check--in and to keep the collected information private; also make note of people that choose not to sign for later reference. The form is general enough for use across all projects, although it needs the official WMF letterhead pending approval by the legal department. Hope this helps, GChriss 04:47, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To follow up on Brad's email, I created stickers for individuals who don't care to give consent. I don't have ready access to a printer that can handle stickers. GChriss 00:58, 23 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Press contact for Taiwan[edit]

Hi, Sj, thanks for considering me as a press contact candidate. At this point, though, I'd very much like to maintain some illusion (delusion?) of anonymity, and would feel uncomfortable in taking on such a public role. Hopefully Theodoranian would be less shy than I. He's certainly a fine person for the task. A-giâu 08:22, 21 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, we contacted him as well. +sj | Translate the Quarto |+ 16:51, 8 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. I got your message, and I replied "yes," and I thought you would tell me what you want me to do. But there's not. I don't know what is going-on meta, so I'd like to ask you what can I help. Or, you gave me message for only saying hello, did you ? ;-) Kzhr 15:42, 8 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We need more going-on around here, at any rate. replied on your talk.

Static snapshots?[edit]

Hi Sj,

You left me a note on the 1st asking about my interest in static snapshots... maybe you have me confused with someone else. I don't really have an interest, although I did write a PDF export extension. The purpose of that was for a wiki (actually a set of wikis) we created for Intuit's ICBS group that ported their HTML help documentation to a wiki. They also wanted to be able to dynamically generate PDF files that combined multiple wiki pages... thus the extension I posted.

Regards, --MHart 16:29, 6 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimania 2006[edit]


I am sorry to bother you but you seemed to be informed about grants for the participants sponsored by the Foundation. As personally I haven't got any reply so far I would be really happy to know the decision. Even if it's a refusal it would just help me to make plans for the next weeks. If it were positive I would have to organize everything in a rush.

Thanks for the understanding and best regards, :]
aegis maelstrom δ 23:25, 19 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, there are EU members and EU members if you know what I mean. :] Nevertheless many thanks for your response and many wishes of successful Wikimania! :)
Best, :) aegis maelstrom δ 08:10, 20 July 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Wikimania bids[edit]


Hello Sj, We've done a meeting about 10 days ago and there are alot more people than the listed interested in organizing wikimania. we've contacted the library and waiting for the final reply, we've also contacted local IT companies and they are willing to sponsor the event too. We will all (local team) meet today to prepare other things left. Thanks for your notice.

cheers, --Mido 09:24, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk:Wikimania 2007/Istanbul

Sorry I just noticed your question and responded. :) -- Cat chi? 09:22, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Cambio de logo de la Huiquipedia[edit]

Sj, quisiera pedirte tu ayuda para su pudieras proteger y en su caso cambiar el logo de la Wikipedia en nahuatl por el nuevo con el nombre ya traducido al Nahuatl, aqui esta el enlace de la imagen [4], te agradezco mucho tu ayuda. --Battroid 21:14 16 sep 2006 (UTC)


please look at and if you see it appropriate (it is a few older vote! :) then give me please bureaucrat rights. :) Thanx :) --Liso 10:08, 21 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NP, but you should ask AtonX who is now a bureaucrat there. He can make you a bureaucrat, too. Sj
Oh how could I forgot it! Thanx! :) --Liso 10:56, 26 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PR/* nominated for deletion[edit]

I've nominated several files for deletion, some of which you uploaded. If you'd like to comment, please see the nomination. Thanks. —{admin} Pathoschild 02:33, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Assistance please[edit]

Hi, I had contacted Steward Redux, regarding a dispute on the EN wikipedia. I was subsequently blocked by another admin on EN Wikipedia for contacting Redux, even though he took no issue with my question. Could you look into this for me, I feel as though I am being persecuted for no violation whatsoever. Thank you. 04:40, 26 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]