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Implementation of Abuse Filter on tpi.wikipedia.org[edit source]

Hi. This is Iceflow, administrator for tpi.wikipedia.org. This site shortly intends to apply to have the Abuse Filter added to it. This notice is here so that anyone who objects to this being implemented may do so. If you object to this in any way, please contact me at my talk page. This message will be left in place for 14 days. Thanks. Iceflow 00:32, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Gude! Mi Iceflow, long administreta bilong tpi.wikipedia.org. Wantim mi getim abus filta long tpi.wikipedia.org, mebi yu no wantim hia. Putim mi dispela not hia, so ol yusa dispela sait noim. Sapos yu no wantim hia, kam yu long toktok bilong mi. Mi kipim dispela note hia olsem long 14 de. Iceflow 00:32, 21 February 2009 (UTC)


Admin request[edit source]

Hello there, just a note that I am requesting to be an admininstrator. Until It Sleeps 22:11, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

This message will be left in place for 2 weeks. Objections should be placed at User_talk:Iceflow. Iceflow 22:23, 26 May 2009 (UTC)


Dispela yusa, wantim kam long tpi.wikipedia.org halivim administreta. Sapos yu no wantim hia, kam yu long pes blong toktok Iceflow. Dispela not putim hia long 14 de. Iceflow 22:23, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[edit source]

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

What this means for you[edit source]

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

Why localise at translatewiki.net[edit source]

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

Translatewiki.net update[edit source]

  • Currently 7.13% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.04% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 19:57, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 7.04% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.04% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 18:07, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 7.19% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.04% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:53, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 7.16% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.04% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:44, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

How can we improve the usability for your language[edit source]

We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly

The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.

When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.

We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.

PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM 19:57, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[edit source]

The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference. To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply. For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:

Yours very truly, Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

Request for temporary admin privileges[edit source]

Hi, I'm User:BarkingFish, formerly a temporary admin here under the name Iceflow. I'm letting you know that I intend to ask the Stewards to regrant temporary admin privileges to me again in 7 days time. If you object, please tell me. Thanks BarkingFish 00:55, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Gude, mi Yusa BarkingFish. Mi letim yu no, mi askim olsem Steward long meta.wikimedia.org, wantim dem mekim mi Adminstreta hia, dispela tingting kam long 7 de. Sapos yu no wantim dispela ting, yu kam tu mi na toktok. BarkingFish 00:55, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit source]

Hello!

The Wikimedia Foundation recently updated the official Wikipedia globe. We realize that a lot of projects have never had a localized logo in their native language, so we are making sure that we create logos for every Wikipedia project that we have. The only issue is: we can't figure out what should be on your localized logo. :-)

Could you please provide a translation for the following?

  • Wikipedia
  • The Free Encyclopedia

Please put the translation on my Meta talk page. Thank you! Cbrown1023 toktok 00:57, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Apologies for the delay in responding; I've been out of action for quite a while. We have discussed this issue before, though as with most discussions here it is hampered by there being very few fluent speakers involved. I propose the translation be as follows, and I'll reply with this to your meta page:
  • Wikipedia
  • Savebuk i op na fri
Wantok (toktok) 00:29, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Wantok! I'm sorry for not noticing this originally, but it looks like we also need a translation for the Wiktionary logo in Tok Pisin. Do you think you could help with that too? The English text is this:
  • Wiktionary
  • the free dictionary
Thanks again! Cbrown1023 toktok 00:55, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm - this would be worthy of quite a debate if we had several fluent speakers here. As it is, I'll put up a suggestion. If no-one comments in the next few days I'll post it to your meta page:
  • Wikseneri
  • Hap tok buk i op na fri
There's no straightforward TP phrase for "dictionary" in use; I'm suggesting "hap tok buk" as a best approximation.
Wantok (toktok) 13:10, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Request for extension of temporary admin privileges[edit source]

Hi, I'm User:BarkingFish, formerly a temporary admin here under the name Iceflow. I'm letting you know that I intend to ask the Stewards to regrant temporary admin privileges to me again in 7 days time. If you object, please tell me. Thanks. BarkingFish 08:57, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Gude, mi Yusa BarkingFish. Mi letim yu no, mi askim olsem Steward long meta.wikimedia.org, wantim dem kipim mi Adminstreta hia, dispela tingting kam long 7 de. Sapos yu no wantim dispela ting, yu kam tu mi na toktok. BarkingFish 08:57, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Extended to 14 January 2011. Please consider a run for permanent admin status next time. :) --Mav 00:20, 15 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi again, I'm just posting to let you know that I am reapplying for my admin status again, so if anyone wants to object, please let me know on my talk page. Thanks! BarkingFish 23:09, 21 Janueri 2011 (UTC)

Gude, Mi letim yu no mi askim gen long administreta post hia, sapos yu no wantim dispela ting, yu kam tu mi na toktok.. BarkingFish 23:09, 21 Janueri 2011 (UTC)

Bot flag for Diego Grez Bot[edit source]

Done. --Mav 13:10, 19 Februeri 2011 (UTC)

Fundraising time is around the corner![edit source]

Hello Wikimedians, my name is Deniz and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between the Tok Pisin community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort, we recognize that banner messages that perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project, helping to translate and localize messages into Tok Pisin and suggesting messages that would appeal to Tok Pisin readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser.

Please translate this message into Tok Pisin if you can and post it below, thanks! --Dgultekin 22:27, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[edit source]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
Cbrown1023
Risker
Mardetanha
PeterSymonds
Robert Harris

So long, and thank you![edit source]

Well folks, this is it. After three and a half years serving this site as an administrator, the time has come for me to hang my boots up and pass the baton on to someone else. I've had a lot of fun here during these past few years, but as I mentioned to a user here back in June 2011, my new job means I have less and less time to myself, and much more to do during it. I'd like to say a huge thank you to the human users who came here during my stay in an attempt to keep this site afloat, and especially to Iketsi, who has worked tirelessly since joining to keep improving articles, bringing new ones to the site, and spending more time here than I could reasonably muster. I'll still be staying on as an editor, and producing audio work in Tok Pisin, and of course helping to keep this community alive, but my admin work was suffering, and I couldn't let that continue. In the mean time, if you need anything doing, there are always stewards on this IRC channel, and of course, the Small Wiki Monitoring Team will help too. Bless you all, and keep going! Kisim yu ol leta! BarkingFish 00:29, 10 Septemba 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[edit source]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 01:20, 27 Oktoba 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[edit source]

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 03:08, 22 Disemba 2011 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[edit source]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 16:37, 15 Janueri 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[edit source]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:21, 12 Februeri 2012 (UTC)

Language support group for Tok Pisin[edit source]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net.
Thanks, Gmeijssen 08:35, 15 Februeri 2012 (UTC)

Request for adminship[edit source]

Gude, mi BarkingFish, pastaim mi administreta dispela Wikipedia. Mi wantim olpela pasin hia no, mi askim stewards long meta.wikimedia.org mekim mi administreta hia. Dispela ting kam long 7 de. Sapos yu no wantim dispela ting, yu kam tumi na toktok.

Hi, this is BarkingFish, I used to be an administrator here. I want you to know that I am asking the Stewards on meta.wikimedia.org to make me an admin here again. This will happen in 7 days time. If you don't want it to happen, you can visit my talk page and tell me :) BarkingFish 01:53, 29 Februeri 2012 (UTC)

There being no objections, marking this as confirmed to renew administrator role. Billinghurst (talk) 12:41, 6 Mas 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[edit source]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 01:27, 2 Jun 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[edit source]

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Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 18:43, 5 Jun 2012 (UTC)

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Notification to community for opt-out of Global Sysop program[edit source]