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Notice: you can leave me message here, but better idea is to leave it here. Thanks! SpeedyGonsales 05:55, 18 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

En wiki[edit]

In your role as Croatian "Ambassador", can I draw your attention to Hrvatski književniciin en.wikipedia Kevin McE 14 April 2006

Trust in Wikipedia[edit]

this is Cathy from Hong Kong working on a research about trust on Wikipedia. I wonder if you would kindly contact me at researchingmedia@gmail.com? I'd like to chat with you about Wikipedia of your language. Would you kindly drop me your email or IM (Skype, MSN, AIM or ICQ)? It wouldn't take more than ten minutes, but it would help enormously for us to understand the overall trust-based social landscape of Wikipedia. Thank you!

--Cma 07:52, 19 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

Translation Request (2 sentences)[edit]

For the front page of the Novial Test Wikipedia it would be nice to have a Croatian translation of the following 2 sentences:


Welcome to the Wikipedia in the Novial language!

You can read about the international auxiliary language Novial here.


See the original request at Wikimedia Incubator here.

Thank you, Nov ialiste 18:20, 16 September 2006 (UTC)Reply


Hello and thanks for sharing your work. Do you intend to release your presentation under a free license? If so, could you upload it and provide the source file? Thanks! guillom 09:11, 23 May 2007 (UTC)Reply


Hey SpeedyGonsales, thanks for all your help with Board elections translations! You just translated part of the results page, but could you do the content in <!-- --> too? If you translate that too, we can just update it ourselves when the results come out (it makes less work for you in the end). Cbrown1023 talk 19:40, 21 July 2009 (UTC)Reply


Par pitanja:

1. Tko je i što lagao AO-u? --Ante Perkovic 23:07, 3 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

2. Jesi li ti rekao AŠ da sam ja izmaltretirao Lunu do te mjere da je morala promijeniti telefo i mobitel?

3. Ako jesi, odakle ti ta priča?

Bit će još... --Ante Perkovic 23:12, 3 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Rekao si mi "pitaj me na Meti" i evo, ja sam pitao, ali odgovora ne vidim. Odgovori na ova pitanja, kako si i obećao. Pitanja će možda biti i još, kad vidim odgovore na ova. Pozdrav. --Ante Perkovic 06:18, 9 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
Ne nalazim poveznice na Wikipediju. --Roberta F. 22:42, 3 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


Sve u svoje vrijeme. Nitko nije plaćen za rad na Wikipediji, pa kad ja dobijem odgovore na pitanja koja sam postavio, tad ćeš i ti. I molba: ne maltretiraj druge suradnike. Don't harass other users.

— SpeedyGonsales

Nitko nije plaćen, naravno :). Ali, na IRC-u si mi rekao da ste ti i roberta teško oštećeni odlukom AO-a. Oboje ste inzistirali da ste spremni o tome popričati javno, na IRC-u, tako da bude zabilježeno. Sad vidim da se izmotavaš nekakvim "čekanjem na odgovore". Na IRC-u si drugačije govorio.

Za nekog tko ima tako jake dokaze da je nevino optužen, nekako mi se čini da ti manjka entuzijazma da se stvari rasčiste. Možda ti ipak više odgovara da svoje tvrdnje iznosiš bez svjedoka, po principu "naći će se neki naivac koji će mi povjerovati i bez dokaza"  ;)? Nije valjda da je ovaj poziv na IRC bio samo još jedan tvoj blef??? I da zapravo nitko nije lagao. Osim vas dvoje, naravno, kako piše u odluci AO-a? :))).

Ako ti smeta što inzistiram na tvojoj ideji da ovo raspravimo na irc-u, slobodno me optuži za maltretiranje ili me etiketiraj na neki drugi način, meni ne smeta :))).

Što se tiče kleveta na račun mrtvih prijatelja, ajde budi barem toliko pristojan pa malo stani s tim barem dok ne izneseš dokaze ovdje, kako si i obećao. --Ante Perkovic 06:20, 11 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Translation Update[edit]

I want to thank you for your help translating throughout this year's fundraiser. The fundraiser has greatly benefited from all your contributions. Currently, the Kartika, Liliaroja, Abbas and Joan Gomà appeals need to be translated, as we are running appeals from editors. You can find all translation requests at the translation hub on meta and you can follow the progress of the fundraiser in real time by tracking the fundraiser statistics. It is important to check the Core Messages as many languages still need updating. Also if you haven't already, you can subscribe to the translators-l mailing list for all new requests and major changes. Many thanks for your help in truly making this a global fundraiser that you can edit.Klyman 20:32, 7 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

Announcement locations[edit]

Please, add your signature on this page because you add Call for image filter referendum in our Village pump.--Anton 008 10:55, 3 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Translator, We need you![edit]

Dear SpeedyGonsales,

You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.

Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out http://survey.wikimedia.org/index.php?sid=13638&newtest=Y&lang=en. With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 00:42, 9 July 2011 (UTC)Reply


Why did you block me on Croatian Wikipedia? I merely posted comments on the talk page, adding reliable links that support Wikipedia rules. The fact that you have personal animosities towards someone doesn't mean that someone can't have an article on Wikipedia. Please explain your block and your un-Wikipedia behavior or I will have to report this case to a higher authority. --UrbanVillager 12:44, 22 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Whether you think a movie is propaganda or not, and whether you believe someone's opinion is propaganda or not is irrelevant. As an administrator, you should be TOLERANT of other people's opinions. And there are plenty of references that testify to the RELEVANCE of both of the articles in question. To block someone for posting LINKS on Wikipedia, references that are respected on all other Wikipedias, is very unprofessional. I have launched a complaint here. If it's not answered, I will continue complaining of what has happened on Croatian Wikipedia until I get to the bottom of your attempts to hide all views that you personally don't agree with. --UrbanVillager 23:54, 27 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar for you![edit]

This barnstar is given to you for your help with the 2011 fundraiser translation.
This barnstar is given to you for your help with the 2011 fundraiser translation.

Hi! I just want to thank you and give you this barnstar for your help with the translation of the 2011 fundraiser! The fundraiser was the best we ever had, both in terms of the amount we collected and in terms of number of translations. We couldn't have done either one without the help we got from you and other translators. If you are interested, we made a report, which has some statistics about the translations.

And: I have one more request, and that is that you take this survey. You may have got an e-mail about it, and if you did, please ignore this. But if you didn't it would be great if you would take this survey too, so we can learn to improve the translation experience.

Again, thanks for your help with translations – you're awesome! Jon Harald Søby (WMF) 14:31, 24 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Global ipexempt[edit]

I have just allocated this user account with global-ipexempt due to my blocking an IP range from which you are editing. If there any issues, then please do not hesitate to contact me. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:06, 14 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Can you also set global-ipexempt for my bot, hr:User:SpeedyBot? Thanks in advance! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 15:35, 18 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hrvatska Wikipedija[edit]

Da li možeš ovo <Suradnički račun "Kolega2357" je zabranjen za kreiranje. Poklapa se sa sljedećim izrazom iz crnog popisa: <code> .*[0-9]{4,}.*<newaccountonly></code>> da ukloniš iz crnog popisa da mogu da se prijavim na hrvatsku Wikipediju pa ponovo to vrati? Pozdrav! --Kolega2357 (talk) 20:02, 19 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Your bot@hr.wikipedia[edit]

Is blocked. Double redirects are intentional for a short period of time, please do not correct them, thank you! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 22:03, 25 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Alright, I'll remove hr.wikipedia from the list... I could have done this if you just told me without blocking. -- とある白い猫 chi? 03:03, 29 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

help please[edit]

Hello, can you help me with the problem described at Steward_requests/Permissions#Holger1959@hr.wikipedia? Holger1959 (talk) 22:13, 19 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

thank you for the reply, but I still cannot login on hr.wikipedia, same red warning as before. Holger1959 (talk) 04:49, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Maybe delete ".*[0-9]{4,}.*<newaccountonly>" from hr:MediaWiki:Titleblacklist? It doesn't let anyone with 4 or more digits in username create an account... PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:54, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Unfortunately, this is to enforce their local username policy. Note mr:MediaWiki razgovor:Titleblacklist. --Rschen7754 05:32, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Putting aside the question of whether this policy makes any sense, what's wrong with removing it temporarily, letting him register, and then adding it back? There are lots of legitimate accounts with four digits, for example yours. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:09, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, that's exactly what Snowolf did. The both of us tried to convince SpeedyGonsales of the issues with this local policy, but to no avail. --Rschen7754 19:10, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

I don't know why you want to have my email adress and thereby force me to disclose my identity. I don't have email enabled, it is not needed to register and to use a Wikimedia account. You can see from my global contributions that I am not a vandal. I am not from Croatia and don't speak this language, but it would be very helpful to be able to edit also hr.wikipedia for minor edits, especially related to Wikidata and interwiki links. If usernames with 4 numbers are not wanted the Wikimedia Foundation should forbid them everywhere, I think, and should not let users ran into this problem because of the "policy" of one wiki. If I knew all that one year ago I would have used another username. But now I don't want to change it. I hope you understand. Holger1959 (talk) 12:56, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

You can set up an email address just for Wikimedia use - that's what a lot of people do. --Rschen7754 19:04, 22 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

SpeedyGonsales, I don't understand why you did you not tell me that a way to solve this problem does exist. Snowolf was the first user who told me what to to. So I now created another account hr:Suradnik:Holger19und59, also see my confirmation. As you are a bureaucrat on hr.wikipedia, can you please rename that account to my SUL name "Holger1959"? Holger1959 (talk) 14:32, 24 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

I cannot create an account on hr.wikipedia[edit]

Hello. I'm TCN7JM, a user who is just starting to do a lot of things globally. I'm starting by adding my my global userpage image to all wikis in case I fight a vandal or spammer over there and they need to contact me. However, I cannot do this on hr.wikipedia because my username triggers the filter that says usernames with three or more capital letters in a row cannot exist. I was told to contact you about this issue. Can you please do something about it? Thanks. TCN7JM 22:10, 26 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

hr.wp RfC[edit]

Hello Speedy, could you please comment on / give some context to this RfC ? Thank you. SJ talk  14:36, 14 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Stopping provocative statements[edit]

Hi Speedy. We need to look to have a productive discussion to try to resolve issues. Name calling and other provocative statements need to cease if there is going to be any hope of a resolution, and I hope that you can do your part in keeping the conversation civil. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:26, 2 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Confirmation vote for rights[edit]

Hi SpeedyGonsales. I see that there was a conversation about rights at hrWP recently, and I am see that you got through on your bureaucrat rights on a vote of about 59%. While your checkuser rights did not seem to have been directly mentioned, in light of the CU access rights being 70 to 80% to gain the rights, I am wondering whether you consider your vote of confidence sufficient to retain the checkuser rights.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:04, 11 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

And yes, I can take this conversation to hrwiki if that is your preference or I don't receive a response.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:13, 11 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
The support is higher than 59%, but his supporters were intimidated with denigration [1] ("fascist") and outing [2] ("Da li to znači da ja smijem svima otkriti vaše ime (a znadem ga), dapače znadem i vašu adresu, doduše ne znadem da li ste je promijenili u proteklih nekoliko godina koliko je moja informacija stara. Također, molim vas recite mi da li smijem otkriti ime i adresu i određenih drugih suradnika Wikipedije. = Does that mean that I can disguise to everyone Your name (I know it), I even know Your address.... Also please tell me may I disguise the name and address of certain other users of Wikipedia..."), so many of Speedy's supporters whose identity was known (by wikiusername, by earlier published personal data on userpage, from the wikimeetings, photos on wikimeetings...) simply stood away from the voting in order to avoid the confrontation with militant malcontents. Does Meta and WMF care about the Privacy policy? Kubura (talk) 16:17, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
Note also that 5 users expressed support (on the village pump) to the attacked admins before and after that voting; but they were not present on the voting. Kubura (talk) 16:22, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
Kubura messed up the numbers. SG had support of 44:38 (not counting Croq's sock A-ciha). That is 53.7%. Even if You add unspecified 5 users (which are those?), and ignore all the blocked (temporary or permanently) who ars obviously not supporting him, it is still just 57.3%. --Argo Navis (talk) 21:57, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
Also, comment by annonimous user (could be anyone, even Kubura's strawman) was a few days ago, it couldn't affect. voting 3 months ago! --Argo Navis (talk) 22:01, 22 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
The outing kind of comments were the first edits on the hategroup on the Facebook. They appeared already on September 2013, and they were the startmark of the media lynch. The IP user on hr.wiki that made threat with outing was not "Kubura's strawman".
SG had opponents like Pes and As baštoni that frantically categorized articles, which was Your editpattern. You were the checkuser, You know how to work with software, You know how to trick the tools.
5 of those who supported SG were Mostarac, Markus cg, VedranVVedran12, Ante Vranković and JosipSB. See the messages in the villagepump.
Intimidated because of this lynch, many SG's supporters, whose identities are known, abstained from voting. He lost about 15 votes there. The one(s) that are scary (work on sensible workplace, vote for SG might mean loss of job), even voted against SG. Kubura (talk) 13:38, 23 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
OK, I get the 5 users. But, regarding people abstained from voting, Your theories about possible losing jobs are just plain nonsense. It was SpeedyGonsales who put all who voted against him under pressure, analysing the motive of each and every one of them in bad faith. Zeljko even blocked Frano Milić (initiator of voting) after he voted, for no reason! I know many users who were blocked after saying that things on hr wiki are bad, thanks to 3 of You. Do You know anyone who was blocked or even put under pressure for showing support for SG or You? Please give me some examples of that.
Regarding Pes and AB, feel free to ask CU for them, they were active recently. Also, please explain why you think categorising points to user being my sockpuppet, while having edit pattern same as Croq means someone is doing that to make him look bad. Why double standards? --Argo Navis (talk) 14:53, 23 January 2014 (UTC)Reply


The CheckUser tool is controlled by the Foundation (and not by the local bureaucrats); in light of this vote, it seems there is evidence that you may no longer be trusted by the community of hr.wikipedia.org. For the record, the CheckUser policy states that you need at least 70%-80% in pro/con voting to become a CU.

Therefore, we ask you whether you wish to retain your CheckUser rights on hr.wikipedia.org. If you do, please tell us and we will assist you in setting up a vote of confidence for your CheckUser rights; if you don't, we will simply remove your CU rights (but you will still be able to get them back by getting reelected by your community).

Please, give us an answer within 10 days. Past this duration, we will consider you are relinquishing your CheckUser access on hr.wikipedia.org.

Thanks. (For the Stewards) Elfix 20:00, 17 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

I am sorry, but I have to strip your CU rights. Thanks though, for your past work as a CU there. If you intend to apply for CU before the WMF takes action on hrwiki, please give us a heads-up first. Thanks. Elfix 18:27, 28 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

Translate some names for hundreds software projects including MediaWiki[edit]

Hello, I'm writing you because you subscribed to a Language support team. As you know, Wikimedia projects exist in almost 300 languages; supporting them all is a big effort so we partner with other organisations. One small but visible thing we miss is that many interwiki links in sidebar (among others) don't offer a translation of the language name when hovered. We're now able to translate 100 more language names in your language.

If you're interested, I can create you an account to submit translations on the CLDR web tool (within June 14): please send an email to ask one and I'll follow up with instructions. On CLDR you can translate and tweak many other things, if you desire; your work will impact hundreds of software projects. Thanks, Nemo 17:58, 2 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect letter update[edit]

Hi SpeedyGonsales,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:41, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply