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Hello VGrigas (WMF), and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

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File:AbhishekH.jpg[edit]

Hi Vgrigas, File:AbhishekH.jpg needs your attention. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 20:31, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

File:BeatriceMurch.png[edit]

Hi Vgrigas, File:BeatriceMurch.png needs your attention. --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 21:02, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

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Special:Contributions/163.195.24.11[edit]

Could you get someone to translate what the IP wrote into English? Thanks! PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:29, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

I have a rough translation now - "The writer supports the project to keep it up and running. First time he/she is visiting the page due to lack of internet access. The site will help people to learn IsiXhosa. He/she would like to be able to read the Bible in Xhosa on my phone or on the internet rather than just in English."
Thank you. :) PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:59, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
WelcomeVictorgrigas (talk) 23:30, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Hey i just got a better translation, please post that instead:


"I am against the closing of this project, for example, it is the first time today I visit this page because of limited access to internet. That page is of great assistance to us Xhosa speaking people, I am happy that I will be able to read the bible on a cell phone or on my computer in Xhosa and not only in English. Therefore honourable gentlemen, please allow us to intervene and wait for us before closing." Vgrigas (talk) 20:51, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello again[edit]

I started fr:Lycée Sinenjongo, as you may have noticed. Can you get a native French speaker to complete the translation? I don't want to write too much bad French. By the way, is User:Patric-usher a student at Sinenjongo? I noticed that a steward deleted an (empty) article xh:Intsika... PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:18, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll see if I can find a native french speaker to help with the translation. Yes, Patric-usher is a student at the school, maybe you could let the steward know the situation with the school and the connectivity issues that they have? Vgrigas (talk) 22:30, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
User_talk:Vituzzu#Deletion_of_xh:Intsika. Do you think I should recreate it? It really didn't have any important content that was lost anyway (it was just the pagename) PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:14, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
No, I don't think you should touch it, I explained to the students how Wikipedia works and I just sent an email to their teacher that if this student wrote a sentence about the article that it would probably stick around a little bit longer. I really appreciate your mindfulness about this. Victorgrigas (talk) 23:26, 3 July 2013 (UTC)


Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hello Victor,

I appreciate your invitation and for me will be great have a meeting and a talk, let me know if is fine for you on friday.

Regards, --Christian Cariño (talk) 04:37, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi! That's great - can you meet me at 12 noon at the community village?Victorgrigas (talk) 06:52, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

File:AbhishekH.jpg[edit]

This file has no license and no source and it does not qualify for fair use. Therefore I nominated the file for deletion. You are welcome to add a valid license and source and/or Comment on Meta:Requests_for_deletion#File:AbhishekH.jpg. --MGA73 (talk) 18:24, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for adding a license. Who is the photographer? Is it you? If so you can add "Own work" to the file page. --MGA73 (talk) 19:31, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes I'm the photographer! :) I shot that in 2011 at the Hackathon in MumbaiVGrigas (WMF) (talk) 19:59, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much!!!
Could you check your other uploads also? Add license, source and author. --MGA73 (talk) 17:05, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

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Change in the photo for my blog on Tahir Mahmood[edit]

Hello Victor,

I've noticed that you changed the picture of Tahir Mahmood for a WMF blog which I've drafted.

I appreciate the change because though both pics were uploaded by him, this one is a clearly and apparently freshly uploaded on Commons.

Just wanted to know whether you've done this on your own or did Tahir request the change. Best, --Muzammil (talk) 18:24, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi! I suggested the change to my team because while it's an older photo, it's a better composition (better lighting, framing, portraiture), and won't need to be cropped when it's shared on the blog or social media. Question - Which photo does Tahir prefer? VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 18:28, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
When I was drafting the interview, Tahir uploaded the earlier pic with the caption "Tahir Mahmood with the two iconic landmarks of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - King Fahd's Fountain and Jeddah Flagpole in background". --Muzammil (talk) 18:39, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok thank you - that makes sense. I hadn't read that caption. I think that this photo will work, but perhaps shouldn't be the lead image of the article? Maybe halfway down in the article with the caption that you recommend?VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 18:54, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
I agree Victor - and by the way nobody can challenge your photographic sense - this will definitely add more meaning to any writeup than what our plain words can. --Muzammil (talk) 19:07, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Ok I let my team know, I think that is a good way to go with this. & thanks for the compliment! VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 22:09, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Nepali Wikipedia 13th Anniversarʏ[edit]

Hello Victor,

Here is the draft report of Nepali Wikipedia 13th Anniversary Celebration prepared by Syed Muzammiluddin. Request you to kindly post it on WMF blog at the earliest.Thanks --Star प्रमुख.pngBiplab Anand (Talk to me) 06:11, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll let my team know to publish VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 15:47, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and happy new year[edit]

Merry Christmas and happy new year. (:

--Pine

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you too! VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 04:49, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Request for input on Wikipedia video project[edit]

Hello, I have completed an outline of the material that may be covered in the modules on this page.

Please note that not everyone will view every section. For example, some people may want to view only the modules that apply to Wikipedia, and others may be interested in the modules that apply to Commons.

Also, different language Wikipedias sometimes work differently. I am referring to English Wikipedia in the outline. One of the goals of the video series is to make the videos in a way that is easy to translate to other languages. One possible option is that for references to English Wikipedia which have no similarities on a Wikipedia of a different language, the portion of the video that is unnecessary can be removed from the translated version of the video. Also, members of different language communities may produce additional materials which they may add to the videos for their language, or the community members may replace portions of the English-language video with different information that is more applicable to Wikipedia in a different language.

I would appreciate your comments on the grant talk page, preferably by 11 January. Thank you! --Pine 09:14, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Update regarding Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons tutorial videos[edit]

Hello,

I regret to inform you that the series of motivational and educational videos project, which had been planned introduce Wikipedia and some of its sister projects to new contributors, is being discontinued.

There are multiple factors that have led to this decision. The initial budget and time estimates were far too small for a project of this scale and complexity. Also, my simultaneous involvement in Cascadia Wikimedians User Group was problematic due to the shortage of human resources for the user group, which resulted in my spending far more time trying to help the user group than I had planned, so my time and attention were diverted from this video project to assisting the user group.

You can find more information in the final report for the grant.

I regret that this project did not fulfill the hopes that many of us had for it, and I hope that in the future someone with the necessary resources will choose to resume work on it or a similar project. If you are interested in working on this or a similar project then please contact the WMF grants team.

On a personal note, I am retiring from the Wikimedia community. Perhaps I will return someday.

Regards,

--Pine 23:20, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Series director and screenwriter