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robolobster here edit

Hi PiRSquared17! I hope this is not an inappropriate place to say hi. Hi! I've been offline for a bit. I'm back to trying to figure out the automatic page creation functionality for Wikicortex. Hope to see you around IRC or elsewhere. Project github , my home here: . BTW where does Myhooks.php go? robolobster

Thanks, and regards, Diego Grez ¡hablemos! 18:36, 18 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the welcome. πr2 (talk • changes)
Thanks. Hazard-SJ 03:39, 6 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global Rollback for me? edit

Since you have that, do you think I may get it too?--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:09, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Judging by Special:CentralAuth/Jasper Deng, I don't think you have enough experience with cross-wiki anti-vandalism. Maybe you could join the m:SWMT and watch #cvn-sw connect. πr2 (t • c) 18:24, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply
Well, I'm totally new to IRC. Should I get a nick?--Jasper Deng (talk) 01:46, 13 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Registering a nick on IRC is recommended (see these instructions) and you may also wish to request an IRC cloak to prevent people from seeing your IP address. :) Good luck! Mathonius (talk) 02:27, 13 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
OK... so, when monitoring small wikis, how hard is monitoring wikis in foreign languages? The only thing I have to show on that is en and fr-2.--Jasper Deng (talk) 02:43, 13 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
As a ground rule, I only revert edits if I'm completely sure it's vandalism or spam. I don't think patrolling small wikis (or big wikis in foreign languages) is very difficult. Some types of vandalism are easy to identify, see for example: on pt.wikipedia, on nn.wikipedia and on es.wikipedia. Besides that, there are always other users in #cvn-sw connect, #wikimedia-gs connect, #wikimedia-admin connect and #wikimedia-stewards connect who can help you if you're unsure. Mathonius (talk) 03:23, 13 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Global Abuse Filter and beta labs edit


The current policy on enabling extensions in beta labs is that such extensions must have a scheduled deployment date to a production wiki. That list is here:

One suggestion might be to create a labs instance of your own for experimenting with the Global Abuse Filter. Instructions to do that are at

Another suggestion might be to contact our Editor Engagement project team. The place to start would be 22:10, 7 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

CORS edit

Re: [1], maybe add it to Snippets as well? Legoktm (talk) 04:03, 25 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Snippets/Cross-wiki editing with CORS. πr2 (tc) 15:07, 25 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Translations on Foundation edit

Hi! I wanted to give you an update about the translations question. Sadly, I don't have an answer yet because our group meeting in which it was scheduled was cancelled. This means the topic was postponed, but I will bring it up early next week for sure. Sorry about that! heather walls (talk) 22:05, 31 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Okay. Thanks for helping. πr2 (tc) 22:31, 31 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! edit

Much thanks for your help today, dealing with the Flow spam. Sorry it wasn't easier to deal with, but it did help re-prioritize this week's dev work! Best wishes, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 08:25, 7 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

Flow edit

Well, it's not so bad, I guess. I'll stop bombarding you with questions now. G'night. ~ DanielTom (talk) 00:48, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

I'm certainly not the biggest fan of Flow, but I don't think it's horrible. It might help new users, which is what will really count. πr2 (tc) 00:53, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Note to person with whom I chatted on IRC edit

Hello, I have made some progress. πr2 (tc) 05:07, 2 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

dash/edit summaries edit

When you edit (edit source), in the edit summary, if you click the (quick access) dash symbol, it appears in the edit summary (meaning, it continues to write in the edit summary section). This happens here, and on Wikiquote, and I guess on most other wikis as well. But on Portuguese Wikipedia this doesn't happen—if you click the dash symbol, even while typing in the edit summary, the dash appears in the article section. Do you see the problem? ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:46, 11 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Compare MediaWiki:Edittools to pt:MediaWiki:Gadget-charinsert.js. The English Wikipedia's version of this gadget (w:MediaWiki:Gadget-charinsert.js) handles this correctly. Do you need me to investigate more? I think I have a good idea of what is causing the problem actually... πr2 (tc) 15:03, 11 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Unfortunately, I'm not well versed in scripting, but if you figured out the problem you can just tell me. :^) DanielTom (talk) 21:33, 11 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

error edit

I can't see my contributions. When I go here, I get this message:

Internal error - {{SITENAME}}
[c67aa924] 2014-03-14 20:51:56: Fatal exception of type MWException

Is it just me? ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:54, 14 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for reporting this, Daniel. :-) I already reported this yesterday, actually: bugzilla:62634. The fix should be deployed on Monday. If you have a Bugzilla account, you may wish to report bugs there as well, instead of just telling me. πr2 (tc) 02:03, 15 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

About the review for my translation edit

I translated something here, e.g. Help:Contents/zh and Help:Extension:Translate/zh, why is there no one review them several days?--Rhong Fu Talk 03:37, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Rundl132: maybe nobody else is actively translating and reviewing Chinese here? You could contact someone who knows Chinese to review them if you want. πr2 (tc) 04:01, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Does it require admin or other special rights?--Rhong Fu Talk 04:17, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Rundl132: No, any user can review individual translations (translate-messagereview) or change group status (translate-groupreview). See Help:Extension:Translate/Quality assurance for more info. πr2 (tc) 04:27, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
I know your meaning, but I think it is for general pages. Help:Contents/zh is different. You can see "46 changes in this version are pending review. The stable version was checked on 19 April 2014" in the top of the page and other pages doesn't have something like this.--Rhong Fu Talk 04:41, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Oh, sorry. I didn't know what you meant. I have granted you editor rights so your edits should be automatically reviewed in the future. πr2 (tc) 04:51, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. Now I know it requires "validate" rights (i.e. Mark revisions as being "quality"). When need it, I would ask for your help.--Rhong Fu Talk 06:45, 6 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Translate Project:Users edit

I want to translate this page and other pages like this into Chinese, but there is no "translate this page" link. What should I do?--Rhong Fu Talk 00:58, 7 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

ReːRomanization edit

Hi PiRSquared17,

Yes, it is Pha̍k-fa-sṳ and the entire Hakka Bible is available in both text and audio format. Thank you for working on the auto-script implementation. It means a lot to us. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 08:21, 17 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Hak-ngìn: I replied to your question on my English Wikipedia talk page. πr2 (tc) 13:37, 18 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Yes, these 2nd list of characters have been identified today after testing it on a widely read article on It would be great if these new chinese characters are added into the existing list.
(I'll be going offline soon). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 19:29, 18 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Great, thanks. I added that to the conversion on If you have any more suggestions, I'll try to implement them. I'll upload a new version to gerrit with these fixes soon. πr2 (tc) 20:03, 18 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
The translation tool has improved a lot since I last used it. Thanks so much. Here are the the next two hundred chinese characters. (Once again, they were tested and extracted from frequently visited articles on zh.wikipedia). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 22:29, 18 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Hak-ngìn: done again, sorry for the delay (I didn't notice this until just now). πr2 (tc) 22:57, 18 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for your help. Third translation batch completed. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 02:40, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Hak-ngìn: Done again. How many more do you plan to add? πr2 (tc) 02:45, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Here is the Fourth batch. Most of the characters were tested and obtained from Wikipedia articles and most Hakka would be familiar with those words. In answer to your question, I do not yet know, however the current results are impressive. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 14:26, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Done again. Do you have any other suggestions to improve the tool? πr2 (tc) 14:49, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Here is the Fifth batch of characters. In answer to your question, the Hakka translation tool would eventually need to contain enough vocabulary list of words (eg. place names, names of people/animals and etc. in order for it to "recognize" when to add in hyphens). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 20:36, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Done again. Do you think it would be practical to include a large list of words? How many would there need to be? Would it need to recognize when to capitalize too? πr2 (tc) 20:43, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I think current technology allows this to become practical to a huge extent although only a database the size of a chinese-English dictionary could take into account every single word contingency. Let's start with the countries, provinces, states, cities, animals, insects, and well known politicians (both eastern and western) first and see how it goes. (As for capitalisation, all country/region/city names and politican's names ought to have capital letters at the start of their names. For animals/insects and other nouns it can be left as lower case letters.) --Hak-ngìn (talk) 21:02, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I have created a list of all the countries and dependencies Here. Would it be possible to program the translation tool to automatically add hyphens between those country names whilst transliterating? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 21:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I have used Excel spreadsheet to give the exact transliterations for the years, dates, months, centuries. I have also manually transliterated the 50 US States. However for the list of countries, cities, and people names, it is probably better to program the transliteration tool to automatically recognize those names (based on a database of names) and add hyphens between each chinese character. Is this possible with current programming technology? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 05:08, 22 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
In order to properly hyphenate all the words just for the Hakka Wikipedia mainpage, I have created this list of words at Sandbox 4. Once these words are added into the database then the Hakka Wikipedia mainpage (at least) would be able to be properly hyphenated. I have also separated the list of words containing people's names written in the chinese format, and these names would need to be programmed differently into the translation tool into the following formatː eg. The chinese name "馬英九" would need to be converted to "Mâ Yîn-kiú". --Hak-ngìn (talk) 22:34, 19 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Here is the Sixth batch containing 1158 translated chinese characters. I will be busy in my personal life for the next few days so will be unable to translate any further for quite some time. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 12:41, 21 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I'm sorry for not replying until now. I was busy. I will work on this some more today and tomorrow. πr2 (tc) 23:25, 21 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I have created links on my userpage to the various translations I have completed. They can now be uploaded into the translation tool (including the sixth batch). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 09:55, 22 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I see that this tool is currently not accessible. What happened? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 08:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
It is now able to be accessed again. Thanks for helping to fix it. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 11:12, 24 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
I personally think that after all those vocabulary (including the latest batch) have been uploaded onto that translation tool, then it would be sufficient enough to be implemented onto Hakka Wikipedia. The key function is to be able to convert the majority of the chinese characters into Hakka. After you have uploaded the latest batch, this would bring the total characters to over 6500 and this should be enough for the translation tool to be installed unto Hakka Wikipedia. (Any further 'upgrades' such as the hyphenization of more words could always be done at a later date). What do you think? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 09:10, 24 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
For "Names of people used on the main page (chinese format)", would it be possible to use a list of given names and surnames and allow any combination as a name? πr2 (tc) 14:32, 25 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
What exactly do you mean? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 00:37, 26 June 2014 (UTC)Reply
Could you please also upload this batch of characters? It would mean a lot to us. Those characters are necessary in order for the tool to be perfected (take for example, this article, any untransliterated chinese characters would visibly stand out). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 20:19, 1 July 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thank you so muchǃ You have done a great achievement and the Hakka community will be impressed. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 01:18, 2 July 2014 (UTC)Reply
I have added the Seventh batch of characters. You can have those 351 characters uploaded into the transliteration tool because I will not be translating any further characters. so in answer to your question on 02:45, 19 June 2014, I will now stop adding any further characters. If anyone else identifies any further characters to upload then they could do so on your talk page at Hakka Wikipedia (this will probably not happen until several months from now). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 11:59, 13 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Online Hyphenization tool request edit

Hi PiRSquared17, Thank you so much for updating the latest batch of Hakka chinese characters on August 22 and also for the other updates on the list of words.

Could you also help create an online hyphenization tool which enables users to enter in the Chinese words that require hyphenization (see for example, this uploaded image). The first Textbox would allow each chinese word to be placed on each row and, after selecting from the drop-down menu, the words would be automatically transliterated and hyphenated onto the textbox on the right hand side. After clicking on the submit button, this Hakka conversion tool would then be updated live.

And if a certain word (say for example “美国”) already existed in the word database, and let's say that it was then mistakenly entered into the database a second time or multiple times by accident (via that input tool), would it really matter at all? If it does affect the conversion tool, then could the system be programmed to detect duplicate words and omit that particular word when the "Submit" button has been clicked?

Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 19:18, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Could you also add a drop-down option for Names of Chinese people so that the first letter of their surname and first name are capitalized and that their first name is all hyphenated (Eg. For Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) = Sûn Yi̍t-siên whereas "Sûn" is the surname and "Yi̍t-siên" is the first name). Some chinese people only have 2 chinese characters (surname & firstname) so in that case, the Surname and Firstname are both capitalized. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 19:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
And also a drop-down list for names of western people (the names of US presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama is used in this particular example) - when that drop-down option is selected, the First-name and Surname is capitalised & hyphenated and the "dot" between those chinese characters would be automatically removed. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 20:05, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Hak-ngìn: [2], also names should be working now. Feel free to upload the states, names, and missing words, but please only enter in traditional characters. Also, please don't enter numbers/ordinals (I'll implement those separately tomorrow). I will also add some way to edit the full list of words, and to edit the Han<->Latin table. πr2 (tc) 04:49, 28 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
P.S. Every revision is being stored (just like MediaWiki page history), so don't worry about messing it up. πr2 (tc) 04:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
I am currently unable to select from the drop-down menu because it shows up as blank. Could you help fix it by making the length longer? Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 23:05, 28 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Hak-ngìn: Sorry, I was testing something. It should work now. πr2 (tc) 23:21, 28 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
The "Transliterated result" box currently shows 16 lines. Could you also enable it to have a scroll-down option so that one could see the rest of the words? Thanks. Also, what is the current word limit? (ie. how many lines of words am I able to place into the box without exceeding the limit? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 23:37, 28 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for all the updates - It is very much appreciated. For chinese characters that do not yet exist in the Hakka conversion tool, (for example "黃郛" & "高凌霨" is currently transliterated as "Vòng-郛" and "Kô Lìn-霨"; whereas 郛 = fu, 霨 = vùi) can I add those 'new' chinese characters into the transliteration tool under the heading "hyphenated with lower case at beginning" or should it come under a new drop-down heading "[new] individual chinese characters to be added to the conversion tool"? --Hak-ngìn (talk) 00:09, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
Please don't add single characters as words; it won't add the transliteration anyway. However, feel free to add words with missing characters (it will still hyphenate correctly, and it will work when the transliterations are added). I was going to add a way to add transliterations of characters, but I got busy today. I will do it later, tomorrow at the latest (hopefully). πr2 (tc) 00:25, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
Could you also add a drop-down option for two-letter words where both the first and second letter needs to be capitalized and hyphenization added between the words (eg. 歐美 (literally "Europe-US") = Êu-Mî; 英美 (Anglo-US)= Yîn-Mî; 中美 (Sino-US) = Chûng-Mî. Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 00:33, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Hak-ngìn: I saw you tested the character mode before it was working. It should work now (last option in drop-down). Please add traditional only. I'll add another option for what you described. πr2 (tc) 02:53, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thanksǃ It now works. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 03:20, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Hak-ngìn: I would recommend you add the biblical names (e.g. 亞多尼雅) as Western names (it works with just first/last name too now). πr2 (tc) 03:26, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
Feel free to add the numerals too (and the -su ordinals), but I might end up changing that part. πr2 (tc) 04:56, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
One issue I have identified is that if a shorter word is entered into the system first, then a longer word is entered later on, then the transliteration editor only recognizes the shorter word but does not 'recognize' the longer word and the last character ends up being disconnected.
Eg. if "廣東" (Guangdong) was entered into the tool, then "廣東省" (Guangdong province) was entered later on, it would show up as "Kóng-tûng sén" instead of the correct formː "Kóng-tûng-sén".
However if the three-letter word was added first, eg. "河南省" (Henan province), then the two-letter word was added later, eg. 河南 (Henan), then the transliteration tool would correctly identify both words.
This problem also exists for languages (eg. "荷蘭語" is currently displayed as "Hò-làn ngî" instead of the correct form "Hò-làn-ngî"
Could the transliteration editor be customized to 'overwrite'/'ignore' the shorter word by giving 'first preference' to the longer word and then second preference to the shorter word? Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 05:20, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Help to correct error edit

In my fourth-to-last edit, I accidentally chose the "hyphenate with capital" option for the following wordsː

Those words were meant to be "hyphenated with lower case" instead. Could you help fix it? Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 15:19, 29 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Today I made a minor mistake by accidentally clicking on the submit button for this word onlyː谷歌 (Google). The correct transliteration should be "Kuk-kô" instead of "Kuk-Kô". Could you help fix that minor error, Thanks.
Also, the default drop-down option is currently set at "Capitals at beginning of each part, hyphenated". Could you please change the default drop-down option to "hyphenated with lower case at beginning" because the vast majority of words are in this category and this would also prevent new users from accidentally choosing the wrong option by default, Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 04:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much for your help in fixing all these errors! I have double checked it and it works now. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 07:09, 3 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Error correction 2 edit

1)The chinese character "樂" (meaning "joy") is usually written in Hakka as "lo̍k" for majority of situations. The only main exceptions to this rule are the following wordsː
"音樂" (music) = "yîm-ngo̍k"
"樂器" (musical instrument) = "ngo̍k-hi "
"樂團" (orchestra) = ngo̍k-thòn
"樂隊" (concert band) = ngo̍k-chhui
"樂章" (music score) = ngo̍k-chông
"樂理" (music theory) = ngo̍k-lî

Could you help correct the transliteration tool to input those five exceptional words? Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 01:46, 30 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

2) Also, it is same type of situation for this character "的" which is virtually always written as "ke" apart from the following exceptions in which it is written as "tit" instead:
"目的地" (destination) = muk-tit-thi
"的確" (indeed) = tit-khok
"目的" (goal) = muk-tit
3) The chinese character "他" is usually pronounced as "kì", apart from these two main exceptions in which it is written as "thâ" insteadː
"他人" (other person/party) = thâ-ngìn
"其他" (other) = khì-thâ
4) The chinese character "鮮" has two main possible pronunciations either "siên" or "chhî". The current word entered into the translation tool is "chhî" however after testing it out several times on numerous words, I have now decided that "siên" is the more appropriate translation to use (for example the word for Korea (朝鮮) = Chêu-siên and the word "Chêu-chhî" would not make sense and is incorrect. Could you please help change the Romanized translation for that chinese character (鮮) from "chhî" to "siên"? (the original number of that chinese character is numbers 1318 and 1319 here.) Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 16:40, 30 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you very much for your help in adding the extra drop-down option and several other adjustments. I have also double checked those words and they work now. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 07:09, 3 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Now ready for Deployment edit

Hi PiRSquared17,

I have tested the Transliterator on most of the Hakka Chinese character articles and in my opinion, the transliteration quality is sufficient enough for all the current Hakka Chinese character articles in existence.

I therefore humbly request that the Hakka Transliterator be deployed onto Hakka Wikipedia.

(After you have deployed the transliteration tool onto Hakka Wikipedia, please still retain the Hakka Transliterator and Hakka Transliteration editor so future users could still make edits to further enhance the quality of the tool.) --Hak-ngìn (talk) 05:26, 14 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Hak-ngìn: I'll do this as soon as I can, but it still has to go through code review (which can take weeks). Could you please confirm that you license the transliteration data under the GPL or in the public domain, so it can be used in MediaWiki? Also, I'd like to have you do a final check of the country names (I think a lot of them are incorrect). πr2 (tc) 00:53, 18 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hi PiRSquared17, The 1924 Hakka Bible which first used this type of Romanization was based upon the dictionary from "A Chinese-English Dictionay, Hakka Dialect" complied in 1905 by Rev. Donald MacIver (1852-1910). I do not think that this type of Hakka Romanization (Pha̍k-fa-sṳ) is the sole exclusive property of any organization, society or individual. It is just another transliteration system similar to the other existing transliteration systems that have already been implemented on Kazakh Wikipedia, Serbian, Kurdish, Inuktitut, Tajik, Chinese (Traditional --> Simplified), and Uzbek Wikipedia of which no entity or individual has the sole right to claim the transliteration scheme as 'theirs'. The implementation of this transliteration tool is not a plagiarism of the Hakka Bible and will not adversely affect Hakka Bible sales (in fact, quite the opposite). It is a "transliteration system" that we are deploying, not a "dictionary". What we created was a transliteration table of 7,000 chinese characters and any subsequent 'words' hyphenated was based on the existing words/vocabulary found on Chinese Wikipedia. -Hak-ngìn (talk) 06:06, 21 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
I have done a final check of the country names and made improvements to capitalize and add spaces to the names where necessary. The whole country list has been checked now. The word "斯洛伐克" is currently displayed as "Sṳ̂ lo̍k phat khiet" whereas it should be hyphenated as "Sṳ̂-lo̍k-phat-khiet". This occurred because the character "伐" was originally transliterated as "fa̍t" (per character 3064) whereas I later decided that the better pronounciation for that character ought to be "phat" (per this dictionary) and this applies to every word situation. Therefore at the "transliteration exception words" I added the pair 伐 = phat. However it now appears that all word combinations that contain character "伐" would have their hyphenations completely broken. Please permanently change 伐 from "fa̍t" to "phat" and also remove the "伐 = phat" pair from the "transliteration exception words" section so that the hyphenations containing "伐" would not be broken. Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 07:56, 21 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Hak-ngìn: Sorry for the ENORMOUS delay -- I've been thinking about this every day, but I was busier than before. Can you please confirm that these edits are correct? πr2 (tc) 00:42, 22 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Yes, I can confirm that User:Mnemonic kek's edits are acceptable. User:Mnemonic kek is a native Hakka speaker and last year nominated as a temporary 3-month admin on Hakka Wikipedia. He had made article contributions on Hakka Wikipedia. Due to his busy schedule in real life, he did not renew the temporary admin role. He had initially given his translation here but later realized he was able to directly add them to the transliteration editor.
(Of course, in the future if an unknown user makes unconstructive edits (and this is not a remote possiblity) then that would be vandalism, but in this case, User:Mnemonic kek is a known user and did put in the effort to find an appropriate transliteration for the texts.) --Hak-ngìn (talk) 21:36, 24 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hi PiRSquared17, this link is currently not working. Could you help restore it again? Thanks. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 01:52, 3 April 2015 (UTC)Reply
@Hak-ngìn: Done, also sorry for it taking half a year for me to do this... I got distracted by other tasks on-wiki and in real life, and I forget about it completely. I'll try to actually get it added soon (and I really mean soon this time, hopefully)... if I get distracted, please poke me again πr2 (tc) 22:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks so much for restoring the link and your words of assurance of having it added soon. --Hak-ngìn (talk) 09:39, 7 April 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hi PiRSquared17, the Hakka transliteration tool is not properly displaying the variants so I am currently unable to use this tool. Could you help fix this problem?
Also, would it be possible for that transliteration tool to be implemented on hak.wikipedia by next year (2016)? (if it's too rushed to have it done by the end of this year). --Hak-ngìn (talk) 02:14, 18 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Dispenser's source code edit

Hi PiRSquared! Note that not all of Dispenser's code is non-free. For instance, "" (nominated by at least one person here) contains an explicit public domain release, so it is a potential candidate to be transferred to Labs. Notably, contains "Distributed under the terms of the GPL", but some of the files it impotrs (pagegenerators, noreferences) have no licensing information.

Since you talked to him on IRC, do you know if Dispenser wrote all the code himself? Is it simply a matter of him being unwilling to release his code under a free license, or is he unable to do so because it is not all his? This, that and the other (talk) 11:09, 2 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users edit


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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)

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review edit


I hope that this message finds you well.

A global policy regarding the removal of advanced permissions (e.g.: administrator, bureaucrat, interface-admin, etc.) from inactive user accounts was adopted by community consensus in 2013. For that policy, inactivity is defined as having zero edits and zero administrative actions in a particular project for the last two years.

I am writing to you today because, to the best of our knowledge, your account has advanced permissions in and meets the inactivity criteria from the global policy mentioned above.

Please reply at this Village Pump topic if you wish to keep all or some of your advanced permissions. If the community supports your continued access, your permissions will be kept. To the contrary, if you wish to resign all or some of your advanced permissions, you may request a removal of permissions on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that if there is no response from you by 2023-03-26, your advanced permissions on will be removed by the stewards without further notice. You may regaing them using the usual local process.

If you have any questions, please let me know, or feel free to message us at the stewards' noticeboard.

Yours sincerely, --MA (talk) (via MassMessage) 17:15, 25 February 2023 (UTC)Reply