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Welcome to Meta![edit]

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Cdlt (or sometimes Cdt) is indeed cordialement (and sometimes I write A galon or A gln which is the same but in breton).

Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 07:58, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Merci. (Mais je ne parle pas de bréton...) Face-tongue.svg StevenJ81 (talk) 20:18, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Dutch Wikinews[edit]

Sorry, I did not see your request to stop in time. I will await the outcome now. The Banner (talk) 12:06, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Guianan Wikipedia[edit]

Oh no, dont worry, in fact it's one of my biggest dream to create the Guianan Wikipedia, so it's surely I was not expecting it to be done in my place !

That is, I created the Main Page and now what should I do to create the Guianan Wikipedia ???

Global site announcements, strategy style[edit]

I don't know where the list of local community pages is -- ask the people posting strategy updates? That's who has posted most recently to beta.wv's Babel. SJ talk  04:40, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

@Sj: Found, and commented at RfD page. Those announcements are found at incubator:Incubator:Wikimedia news. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:59, 6 July 2017 (UTC)


Hi there, why was the entry here vandalism? ἕτοιμοί ἐσμεν. θαρρεῖν means we are ready, be of good courage (verify here and here). I am proceeding to revert the change. Gts-tg (talk) 23:47, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

My apologies. I'm not entirely sure why I marked it that way. The comment was by an IP, it resembled the work of an LTA IP we see around RFL from time to time, and it was unsigned. But you are right to revert me. (I'd encourage you to put an {{unsigned}} template there.)
FWIW, I really don't know how I feel about ancient languages having Wikipedias, and think that policy decision ought to belong to WMF. But if they plan to allow any ancient language projects at all, grc would be at the top of my list. StevenJ81 (talk) 01:20, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks + I've already placed an unsigned template to the comment. About the ancient language wikis, there is a change of policy in the committe and it has very recently already taken effect on Coptic. I'm keeping the champaigne cool for the grc. Gts-tg (talk) 07:57, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
I frankly hadn't read the LangCom discussion quite the same way myself, but MF-W is a member of LangCom, so who am I to argue with his interpretation? In any event, if you want to have Wp/grc approved, you need to have at least three active editors with ten edits each every single month. (They don't have to be the same three every month.) You had that through most of 2016, but not at all so far in 2017. So I'd encourage you to make that happen. StevenJ81 (talk) 12:55, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, but I think that having something approved as being eligible is independent from having the wiki created (in which case there needs to be some movement within the wiki as you described). For the time being I am waiting for the eligibility step to occur, and after that it'll only be a matter of time as the editors will have something tangible to work against (it's been 12 years of heavy editing in periods, and the grc wiki should be one of the most complete/ready wikis in the incubator). Gts-tg (talk) 19:11, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-33[edit]

23:28, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-34[edit]

18:00, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-35[edit]

22:10, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Missing admin e-mail[edit]

A note on a recent incident: I think that if you cannot find an active admin with registered e-mail, the right thing to do is to post "I need to reach an admin confidentially. Does any active admin have working e-mail?" or similar on a suitable page (such as the village pump on many smaller projects). If you want to raise a discussion, then do that separately, when the issue has been resolved, not to draw attention to the case as long as an outsider could take advantage of mistakenly published information.

(Clear text e-mail is of course not the right way to handle confidential information, but in the situation at hand I think e-mail would be private enough. You might even get a link to an admin's pgp keys by the suggested message.)

--LPfi (talk) 13:30, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-36[edit]

22:14, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-37[edit]

19:15, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-38[edit]

15:31, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Notification of Wikimedia Belarus with regards to Proposal for closing projects/Closure of Taraskievica Wikipedia[edit]

Dear StevenJ81

why should a planned chapter be notified since it is only in discussion phase and has no bylaws that we know of.

Its status has not been updated much since May 29, 2010 at 22:12:34‎ (CEST).

I believe that planned chapters without establishment under local law should not be formally involved. We have somewhat more active Wikimedia Community User Group Belarus instead, even if the entire proceedings should be deferred because of the existing local be-tarask community. Even the title of the proposal is controversial, since it omits the word Belarusian (Belarusian (Taraškievica orthography)). Thanks for a reply. Yours sincerely! -- Nesmir Kudilovič (razgovor) 19:46, nedjelja, 24. rujna 2017. (SEV)

By all means. I simply want to make sure that the Belarus community, wherever it is, is aware of the proposal. (I hope you understood from the comment that I wrote that I don't think this is a very good idea. But I want to make sure that nobody can claim that people weren't notified.) StevenJ81 (talk) 19:19, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-39[edit]

15:59, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-40[edit]

23:25, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Nahuatl Wikipedia 2[edit]

Hello; In this page, is over second closure for Nahuatl Wikipedia. Regards.--Marrovi (talk) 14:58, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-41[edit]

14:21, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-42[edit]

15:31, 16 October 2017 (UTC)