Translator, We need you!
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.
Language code list?
Hello, I wonder where's the language list you used to initialize ? There're some issues in that list, for example, 'zh' should be written as 'zh_hans' and 'zh_hant' (two scripts, and the system will handle it), zh_classical should be lzh, and zh_yue should be yue (bugzilla:8217). This problematic list mislead developer to localize namespace names in code incorrectly, and should be fixed to prevent more mistakes. Liangent 11:12, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
- I'm sorry for that. I fetched the list from active projects as shown at Special:SiteMatrix. I was not aware of this issue. Maybe it could be explained further at Language code. --Vriullop (talk) 15:04, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
- I updated the first table there by copying some rows from the second table to the first one. The variant problem is always confusing people using languages without variation; don't be nervous :) Liangent 17:26, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Really? It can be derogatory? It is the name of the Tec de Monterrey's (a private university in Mexico) mascot.184.108.40.206 15:27, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- I asked in order to clarify. I know that a term may sound derogatory in one place and not somewhere else, or may depend also on the context. Some explanation about the name would help to understand. --Vriullop (talk) 16:12, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions
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.
Dear Vriullop, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.
- Request for comment: Requests for comment/Superprotect rights
- An open letter about its implementation: Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer
Peteforsyth 10:03, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Mailing list for global renamers
Dear global renamer,
We have created a mailing list for us to allow easy communication. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Additionally, you might be interested to know of the existance of the #wikimedia-rename IRC channel where you are welcome to join. Should you have any questions, feel free to use my talk page.
Global user page migration
El pasado 18 de marzo recibí un aviso () comunicándome que se iba a cambiar mi nombre de usuario (Pedro) por "Pedro~glwiktionary". Contesté diciendo que ese usuario Pedro puede y debe eliminarse, pues ya tengo otra cuenta a nombre de Lameiro, activa desde 7.09.2007, que está en proceso de reunificación, y este nombre Lameiro es el que quiero mantener. Supongo que olvidaría la contraseña de aquella (Pedro) y creé otra nueva (Lameiro).
Vriullop me contestó  diciéndome que "Puedes seguir utilizando la cuenta actual que mantendrás como global. Es la cuenta Pedro la que se va a liberar para uso global de otro usuario" .
Sin embargo, hoy recibo otro aviso  comunicándome que he sido renombrado a Pedro~glwiktionary, "como parte da finalização do login unificado. Se você possui esta conta você pode logar usando seu nome de usuário e senha anterior para mais informações. Se não gosta do novo nome desta conta, pode escolher outro você próprio usando este formulário após o login:Especial:GlobalRenameRequest".
No me explico lo que pasa: la única cuenta que utilizo es Lameiro, única y exclusivamente, y ésta es la que deseo mantener. No utilizo la cuenta Pedro desde junio de 2007 (ni siquiera puedo acceder a ella y por eso este mensaje va firmado como IP anónima), por lo que solicito que se de de baja, lo mismo que ahora con la nueva cuenta Pedro~glwiktionary. Espero haberme explicado bien esta vez. Un saludo, Pedro Lameiro --220.127.116.11 11:47, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
- Saludos, Lameiro. No hay problema, como dije puedes seguir utilizando la cuenta Lameiro y abandonar la cuenta Pedro~glwiktionary. Las cuentas no se pueden dar de baja ya que es preciso mantener el historial de ediciones asignado a algun nombre. Puedes ver en gl:Special:CentralAuth/Lameiro el estado de tu cuenta. Ahora mismo hay dos cuentas Lameiro "non relacionadas" pero que muy pronto (estan en una cola que puede tardar algunos dias) se van a renombrar a "Lameiro~enwiki" y "Lameiro~ptwiki" respectivamente con lo cual estaran libres para que puedas utilizar tu cuenta globalmente, también en esos proyectos. Por lo que veo en tu página de usuario, también tenias un conflicto en Commons, pero ya ha sido renombrado a c:User:Lameiro~commonswiki con lo cual también dispones a partir de ahora de ese nombre en Commons. Puedes solicitar en SRUC la fusión de la cuenta Special:CentralAuth/P.Lameiro con la global Lameiro para no tener que seguir usando dos cuentas diferentes, aunque esta operación tardará aún un poco pendiente de la disponibilidad de una nueva herramienta de fusiones. Este es el propósito último de todas estas movidas, tener al final solo cuentas globales. La cuenta Special:CentralAuth/Pedro pertenece a un usuario de enwiki que a partir de ahora se podrá identificar con esa misma cuenta cuando entre en glwiki. Para eso era preciso renombrar Pedro~glwiktionary, sin embargo si no vas a usar esa cuenta, puedes olvidarte de ella. A cambio vas a disponer de Lameiro globalmente en todos los proyectos. --Vriullop (talk) 15:57, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Repte Monument Challenge report featured in Photo Contest and Event Toolkit
Hi Vriullop, I added references and quotes from the report on the Repte Monument Challenge to two different learning patterns today that will be included in a forthcoming toolkit on photo contests and events. I am impressed by the results your team got from the challenge, and applaud your community's creativity in building on the WLM theme. Would you be willing to read over the following two pages and add any suggestions, advice or even a short 'how-to' guide (i.e. 5 steps to get started) so that other communities can easily adapt the contest locally? Adapt Wiki Loves contests to avoid burnout and Increase number of photos in use I completely understand if you are on holiday or busy with annual planning, so there is no need to rush to do this. Thank you, again, for writing such an informative report, and for the important work you have done on this project. --KHarold (WMF) (talk) 00:41, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
- @KHarold (WMF): Hi KHarlod, Vriullop is busy preparing this year's Repte Monuments edition, starting Tomorrow September the first. I will read the pages and add some suggestions, as I was also related in preparing this challenge :-) Best--Kippelboy (talk) 05:06, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.
An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.
The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.
Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign
If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnumwikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.
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Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?
Hello, thanks for adding multiple new translations in your language here at Meta-Wiki in recent years. Please join the discussion with your opinion: Should FuzzyBot automatically remove all potentially outdated translations?. Nemo (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2016 (UTC)
No renaming between November 20 and November 27
You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.
(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)
Global renamer rights
Consulta para subir imágenes.
¡Hola!, pronto voy a comenzar a crear un artículo en Wikipedia en español sobre una escultora venezolana. Quiero subir algunas imágenes sobre su obra, por lo que he leído en commons de subir imágenes, me muestra Commons:Modelos de mensajes para la solicitud de permiso, e indica que hay que enviarlos a [firstname.lastname@example.org]; entonces mi duda es la siguiente, yo envío la autorización del autor a este correo. Luego que debo hacer, esperear una repuesta de esta dirección de correo, o subo la imagen a commons indicando la licencia CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Reconocimiento-Compartir Igual) --Pedro 1293 (talk) 19:18, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
Hello tech ambassador! This month has seen a good influx of new faces in this crew \o/ , so it is time to reactivate our conversations. Now that we have a pretty good coverage of so many different projects, here are some topics for your consideration.
- Are there further thoughts on the role itself? I hope the questions available on Meta can help spark them. Please weigh in at Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Tech ambassadors, take 2.
- How about we try and organise future collective work in a Phabricator workboard? Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#A Phab workboard for us? has all the details to explore this proposal.
- Finally, you are also welcome to comment at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T177923, should you happen to have suggestions for the Community Liaisons team, currently wondering how to measure "Wiki projects requesting beta features and other early deployments".
Getting started on Phabricator
As recently discussed within this group, we are ready to experiment with setting up a project and its related workboard on Phabricator, the platform used in the Wikimedia movement for project management, software bug reporting and feature requests. It will help us coordinate and cooperate better on projects that should require ambassadors' involvement.
For the time being, I'm just asking that you please add your Phabricator nickname next to your name in the ambassadors' table (you can create an account now if you don't have one already). I will send you further information soon! Thanks for your patience as we get to the operational stage of this effort :) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:01, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
New Tech Ambassadors Phabricator board
You have listed yourself as an active Tech Ambassador, thank you for that!
We have recently set up a board on Phabricator so that you can learn about tasks and updates that are potentially interesting for your community, and take action when necessary. During the pilot phase we are currently in, to avoid confusion, only Wikimedia Foundation's Community Liaisons will mark tasks so that they end up in the various columns. Thanks for your understanding!
Please follow this Phabricator board (learn how to). You'll receive "notifications" for updates in all tasks listed there. In case you choose to receive them as email; we currently expect the volume to be fairly low, but in any case you can learn how to manage it.
If you have any feedback about this board, please leave your questions and comments on the Ambassadors talk page.
The Community Wishlist Survey
You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.
You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:25, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
m:VisualEditor/Newsletter/2019/October needs to be translated. Can you please help me with that?
Also, the newsletter contains a request from the mw:Editing team about the new mw:Talk pages project. They want examples of useful discussions. Could you please give an example, or ask people to share an example? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 17:26, 22 October 2019 (UTC)