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Global templates translationEdit


I appreciate your support at Global templates/Discuss!

I see in your userboxes that you are experienced with translation. If you have some time, it would be very nice if you could translate that page and also the short version of the specification proposal to Chinese?

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:45, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

You did it! Thank you so much! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:55, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
@Amire80: No problem. I'm glad to do that. Thank you for preparing the proposal :) --94rain Talk 13:56, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
Can you please translate one more sentence at Global templates/Proposed specification, short version? Thanks :) --Amir E. Aharoni {{🌎🌍🌏}} 14:08, 31 December 2019 (UTC)
@Amire80: I see that Techyan has already translated it. Best wishes for the new year! --94rain Talk 02:33, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Christmas cookies for you!Edit

  Thank you for your help
Thanks for your help with translations and your other contributions here at MediaWiki.org. I offer this plate of traditional American Christmas cookies to show my thanks. (The ones on the left, with the big w:Hershey's Kisses in the middle, might be the best, as long as you're not allergic to peanut butter!) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:57, 27 December 2019 (UTC)
@Whatamidoing (WMF): Thanks! Wish you a happy new year. --94rain Talk 03:38, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Help wanted for global templatesEdit

You have shown support for global templates in the past. Staff of the Wikimedia Foundation view this change as big. We need to convince the Wikimedia Foundation to start working on this. We have to reassure them there is sufficient support by local project communities.

You can help move this forward.

Please do setup a page on the local projects you are (most) active on in the language of the project. Tell your fellow editors why you believe global templates are necessary. Follow the local project decision process to come to a discussion outcome as support or not. There is plenty of time for discussion. Please reach a conclusion before the end of April 2021.

Please translate the coordinating page on meta to languages you are proficient in. meta:Gathering support from local projects for global templates

Please add a line to this meta page with a link to a discussion page on your local project(s).

The goal is to have the Wikimedia Foundation include a program to develop infrastructure for global templates in their 2021/2022 Annual Plan. The Wikimedia Foundation will decide on the Annual Plan in May/June this year.

The aim is to have several dozen local project communities to show support, and little concerns, issues or objections. Of course, any project can continue to use their local templates.

When you have questions about this initiative you can reach me at ad huikeshoven.org or + 31 6 40293574, and also on Telegram and Signal. You can also raise questions on the talk page on meta. Maybe some people would like to discuss this initiative in a meeting. Please let me know whether you would like to join a Zoom meeting in February.


Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:07, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Please delete my request pageEdit

Please delete [1].Gorning1 (talk) 08:08, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

  • Hi Gorning1. Since there are other users that have commented, I feel it is inappropriate to delete the whole thread. You can simply leave it as it is. --94rain Talk 08:19, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Difficulty of connectionEdit


I should connect to Wikimedia office to fill out the form: Reimbursement. But it doesn't work with my user account. So, I tried to reset the password and it didn't work. Please help me.


Kitanago (Talk) 11:00, 05 August 2021 (UTC-4)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)