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Comment[hlela | edit source]

SiSwati is a great language. Unsigned 21:10, 17 December 2004 If 80.103.18.113 (Talk)--Jatrobat 18:54, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

How did you know? --58.178.193.100 12:58, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

my page won't show up[hlela | edit source]

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I don't doubt that, but I've just created a page Umbuso weSwatini, and for some reason it doesn't show up anywhere. Can someone tell me why? On en:User Talk:Tintazul or pt:Usuário Discussão:Tintazul wiki, please. -- Tintazul 15:16, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Now, you can see it clicking Umbuso weSwatini. I don't Know what the problem was, but you figure as first contributor in its history at 15:05, 12 November 2005, Regards.--Jatrobat 18:54, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
I think it was a cache problem. --MF-Warburg 13:41, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Could you please assist me to fill the red links on my user-page with content?[hlela | edit source]

Could you please assist me to fill the red links on my user-page with content? --Peter Littmann 03:43, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Cache be delayed[hlela | edit source]

Yestarday, i lost a lot of time trying to insert a template, because this wasn't functional. Today all is right. So, be care about it: cache be delayed. Regards.--Jatrobat 01:30, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Intfo 10, í-Nhlaba 12, 2007[hlela | edit source]

Yebo. Intfo 10, í-Nhlaba 12, 2007:

  • 00:22, Lídvúba 16, 2004 24.251.242.236:
Luphiko lwemSebenti wetiLwimi taVelonkhe. (1)
  • 12:15, Khólwáne 13, 2005 Mswati III:
Ín-dlebé. (-)
  • 15:05, Lídvúba 12, 2005 Tintazul:
Umbuso weSwatini. (2)
  • 08:59, í-Ngongóni 19, 2006 219.44.182.224:
Japan. (-)
  • 00:23, í-Nkhwekhwéti 29, 2007 Kanon6917:
Í-Afríka. (3)
  • 03:30, í-Nhlaba 2, 2007 Jatrobat:
SiSwati. (4)
  • 02:41, í-Nhlaba 9, 2007 Jatrobat:
Swatini lí-dolôbha. (5)
  • 06:45, í-Nhlaba 11, 2007 Jatrobat:
Mswati III. (6)
  • 20:57, í-Nhlaba 11, 2007 Jatrobat:
Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati. (7)
  • 18:38, í-Nhlaba 12, 2007 Kanon6917:
Sí-Ngísi. (8)
  • 19:35, í-Nhlaba 12, 2007 Kanon6917:
IRiphabhulikhi yeNingizimu Afrika. (9)
  • 22:48, í-Nhlaba 12, 2007 Kanon6917:
É-Mozambike. (10)
  • 19:54, í-Nhlaba 13, 2007 Jatrobat:
Ngwenyamas Umbuso weSwatini. (11)

Ube neluhambo loluphephile.--Jatrobat 01:47, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Swati translations[hlela | edit source]

If you've translations for..., list the here!

Main Page =>
Recent changes =>
Community Portal =>

MF-Warburg 17:02, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Swati WP admin[hlela | edit source]

As you know, I can't speak swati. I think it would be better having a sysop who speaks swati. Anybody here who wants do that? Just a question... MF-Warburg 17:02, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I saw your answer. It's ok (of course nobody can be forced to be sysop) MF-Warburg 18:04, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Simo bucayi: ingoti[hlela | edit source]

06:04, íNhlaba 23, 2007 (UTC): "kúvala Wikipedia siSwati": yebo 10 - cha 8.

09:23, íNhlaba 23, 2007 (UTC): Johannes Rohr ugúbhu kune "cha": "kúvala Wikipedia siSwati": yebo 10 - cha 4.

Upi Johannes Rohr?. Uhlela "0" yeWikipedia siSwati. Cha Usebénta weWikipedia siSwati... Ufuna kúvala iWikipedia siSwati. Ngiyabonga, umngani.

Nifuna "Kuchúbeka Wikipedia siSwati", nihámba: kúvala Wikipedia siSwati.--Jatrobat 17:37, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

election[hlela | edit source]

You know, on July 11th my temporary adminship expires. As here is now a community, I request normal adminship. MF-Warburg 09:37, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

kúvuma (Support)[hlela | edit source]

  1. Yebo Ngivuma--Jatrobat 17:21, 9 July 2007 (UTC).
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support --Kanon6917 00:51, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

kúphambána (Oppose)[hlela | edit source]

kúcoca (Comments)[hlela | edit source]

  • You are doing a very good job. Ube neluhambo loluphephile.--Jatrobat 17:21, 9 July 2007 (UTC).
  • No veo xq no... u have my support.--Kanon6917 00:51, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Voting closed. [1] - sysop rights given ([2]).

Import?[hlela | edit source]

Anybody here who wants transwiki import? (m:Help:Import). It can be used when you want to translate a page from English, Spanish and other Wikipedias and would be more GFDLly. MF-Warburg 10:52, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

It seems of interest, but i don't know how this function work. I'll see in meta to inform me.--Jatrobat 01:27, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
You must have admin rights. You go (as admin) to Special:Import and enter the page you want. Then it will be copied from another wiki to here and in the history you see all the users who edited in the other wikipedia. (We could have a page Wikipedia:Requests for import where non-admins can request an import). MF-Warburg 08:11, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
In meta look more complex than your explanation, so i believe is easy to do. I think could be useful, but perhaps more work to the admin (you).--Jatrobat 18:36, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but that doesn't matter me. I added bugzilla:10563 in which I request import from ve, st, zu, xh, af, en (official languages in South Africa) and es. MF-Warburg 10:17, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Oh, and now only admins can import pages, also User in the group "import" (Special:Listusers/import). MF-Warburg 11:52, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

wiktionary[hlela | edit source]

Hello, maybe you would like to vote in my election on swati wiktionary: wikt:Wiktionary:Community Portal MF-Warburg 14:34, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

You've got my support ;) --Ooswesthoesbes 15:32, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Kuchúbeka[hlela | edit source]

14 Khólwáne 2007

Yebo (kúvala): 8 / Cha (kuchúbeka): 7

Wikipedia siSwati uchúbeka

Jatrobat 02:29, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Help young orphans in Swaziland[hlela | edit source]

Be a Hero to the Orphans of Swaziland

The devastation of AIDS is creating a generation of orphans in Swaziland. Though it's one of the smallest of all countries, Swaziland has the world's highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection. According to the 2006 Sentinel Survey, 39.2% of adults have HIV. Because of that, Swaziland now has nearly 70,000 orphans who struggle every day for the bare necessities of life. The number of these young heroes is growing daily. Already, over 15,000 households in the country are headed by children who are trying to raise their little brothers and sisters by themselves.

Now, you can help them. For as little as US$20 per month, your organization, your class, your family or you alone can sponsor an orphan family through YoungHeroes.org.sz. Your support will help keep these children's families together and bring them the crucial food, clothing and education they need. Just as important, you'll give them hope by letting them know that someone cares. To learn more about how the program works – and how easy it is for you to offer your help – click here.

Regards (The original article was written by Khulekani Magongo, Young Heroes Administrator. He wrote to me saying, "Please spread the word around about our program to help us reach out to more needy orhpans here. ")

--Jose77 21:45, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

import access[hlela | edit source]

As you know, import isn't activated yet, but to import pages regardless, I want to be a member of the import group. MF-Warburg 10:44, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

kúvuma (Support)[hlela | edit source]

  1. Yebo Ngivuma--Jatrobat 18:35, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Yebo Ngivuma--Jose77 01:59, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

kúphambána (Oppose)[hlela | edit source]

kúcoca (Comments)[hlela | edit source]

Voting closed. Rights given [3].

Bot status for PipepBot[hlela | edit source]

Hello! I ask for permission to run my interwiki bot PipepBot here, and to get a bot flag for it.

  • Operator: it:User:Pipep
  • Purpose: Interwiki
  • Software: Pywikipedia
  • Have bot flag at: als, am, an, ar, az, bat-smg, be-x-old, bn, bs, ca, ceb, cs, cv, da, en, eo, et, fo, fur, fy, ga, hr, id, is, ka, ksh, la, lb, li, lv, mk, ml, nap, nds, nds-nl, nn, no, pms, roa-tara, ru-sib, scn, simple, sl, sr, sv, th, tl, uk, vec, zea
  • Details: Interwiki using Pywikipediabot. It mostly runs manually assisted. May run automatically in some cases.

Thank you! --it:User:Pipep 09:08, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Done.Pathoschild 19:24, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

support[hlela | edit source]

  1. Yebo Ngivuma MF-Warburg 09:38, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  2. Yebo Ngivuma--Jatrobat 06:39, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

oppose[hlela | edit source]

comments[hlela | edit source]

Welcome to Wikipedia siSwati, i am happy you are here. I hope you enjoy helping in this project. Thanks for your time and your contribution.

Ngiyabonga, umngani, ube neluhambo loluphephile.--Jatrobat 15:59, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

BotMultichill[hlela | edit source]

Hi, i request a bot bit for BotMultichill.

  • Botmaster : Multichill
  • Bot's name : BotMultichill
  • List of botflags on others wikipedias: about 100+ atm (see meta:User:Multichill for the current list)
  • Purpose: Interwiki (pywikipedia)
  • Technical details : BotMultichill is an interwiki bot starting at the Dutch wikipedia. The bot uses the pywikipedia framework and runs day and night in autonomous mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts. Multichill 16:00, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

kúvuma[hlela | edit source]

  • Yebo Ngivuma --MF-Warburg 17:29, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Yebo Ngivuma --Jatrobat 20:27, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Yebo Ngivuma --Kanon6917 21:43, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

kúphambána[hlela | edit source]

kúcoca[hlela | edit source]

  • Sawubona:

Welcome to Wikipedia siSwati, i am happy you are here. I hope you enjoy helping in this project. Thanks for your time and your contribution.

Ngiyabonga, umngani, ube neluhambo loluphephile.--Jatrobat 20:27, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Betawiki: better support for SiSwati in MediaWiki[hlela | edit source]

Hi. This time I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. We could translate all the messages here on Wikipedia to use your language for your language profile, but it wouldn't work for Wiktionary and all other Wikis, like English Wikipedia. Infact, of the 1792 messages in the core of MediaWiki, no messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages of over 75 extensions, with 981 messages.

If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator priviledges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on meta and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.

If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible.

You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we would be happy to help you get started.

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! --MF-Warburg 10:42, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Currently 4.53% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.56% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. We also have a "Bounty" program .. for more details check out Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 09:26, 19 Mábasa 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.84% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.39% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, 03:28, 19 íNkhwekhwéti 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.77% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.35% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 08:51, 11 Khólwáne 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.72% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.44% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 14:26, 9 íNgci 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.46% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.36% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:28, 11 íNyoni 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.32% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.26% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 09:48, 18 íMphala 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.34% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 09:27, 11 Lídvúba 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.26% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% 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 Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:43, 15 íNgongóni 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 4.23% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.19% 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 Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 21:04, 12 Bhimbídvwane 2009 (UTC)
PS Please help us complete the most wanted messages..

Kúgcina WP-ss, kúkhetsa sysop[hlela | edit source]

Sanibonani bangani. Ngifuna kúgcina (kúsíta) Wikipedia siSwati:

  • Cha ngikhulúma siSwati (ss-0).
  • Ngikhulúma: síSpanish (es-N), síNgísi (en-1).

Nifuna kúkhetsa Jatrobat yesysop?, siyabonga.--Jatrobat 20:09, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Done.Pathoschild 21:42:12, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Kúvuma[hlela | edit source]

Kúphambána[hlela | edit source]

Kúcoca[hlela | edit source]

  • Sawubona! Desde que conozco en la Wikipeida SiSwati, es Jatrobat quien contribuye más y desinteresadamente, si bien no domina el idioma, conoce bastante de la grámatica básica y vocabulario, además de tener buenas intenciones con el proyecto. Apoyo la idea. Support. --Kanon6917 21:45, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

AlleborgoBot[hlela | edit source]

moved to Wikipedia:Bots/Requests#AlleborgoBot.

Bot policy[hlela | edit source]

I propose we make Wikipedia:Bots#Bot status policy proposal our bot status policy. --MF-Warburg 18:38, 16 Lídvúba 2007 (UTC)

Kúvuma[hlela | edit source]

  • Yebo Ngivuma --Jatrobat 07:50, 17 Lídvúba 2007 (UTC)

Kúphambána[hlela | edit source]

Kúcoca[hlela | edit source]

2008[hlela | edit source]

Sanibonani bagani, nibe 2008 kahle

inhlanhla lenhle

kumandzatêla siyabonga --Jatrobat 16:06, 24 íNgongóni 2007 (UTC)

Intfo 100[hlela | edit source]

Yebo Ngiénta

09:33, 29 iNdlóvana 2008 Madudula: SíZulu (New page: == siZulu == lolu lulwimi lolukhulunywa kaZulu eningizimu nakaNgwane,bantfu labakhuluma lolulwimi babitwa ngemaZulu.loku kususelwa esibongweni lesibusako sakaZulu. '''Umlandvo''' kadzen...) Intfo 100.

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 17:37, 29 iNdlóvana 2008 (UTC)

Sanibona malangeni lamahle[hlela | edit source]

Ngicela kuphonsa insayeya kulolonkhe liswati lellitawufundza loku kutsi lankha ngemakhasi ekutsi sitfutfukise lulwimi letfu sibhale ngatsi hhayi bantfu babhale ngatsi loko labakucabangako njengoba kwenteka lapha. Ngaloko bekunene asisisebentiseni lesikhala lesiphiwe sona ngiyaphela lapho nine ba: BHuza kuletindze nguMasibekela

nemiti lemincane angayisibekela.
ufihle emehlo etfuntini letintsaba,
walingisa babutsi bembongolwane.

Madudula 08:52, 3 íNdlovu 2008 (UTC)

Global bots[hlela | edit source]

Hello. So-called "global bots" are now technically possible. These are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots (the local policy or request page must explicitly allow them, or they won't get access on this wiki). The current requirements for global bots are:

  • a global bot must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects;
  • a global bot must have already been active on several wikis, with long-term contributions demonstrating its trustworthiness.

Does anyone object to allowing global bots on this wiki? I'll update the policy in a week if there are no objections. Thanks. MF-Warburg 19:54, 4 íNgci 2008 (UTC)

Yebo Ngivuma Jatrobat 14:15, 5 íNgci 2008 (UTC)

single user login request[hlela | edit source]

can anyone help me to complete my global account m:User:Oscar by renaming this login to Oscar please? thank you! Oscar SUL 15:24, 15 íNyoni 2008 (UTC)

We have no bureaucrats here, so please make a request on Meta. --MF-Warburg 15:11, 17 íNyoni 2008 (UTC)

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[hlela | 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[hlela | 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[hlela | 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[hlela | edit source]

  • Currently 3.83% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% 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 18:34, 30 íNyoni 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 3.81% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% 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 16:17, 1 Lídvúba 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 3.89% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% 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 13:23, 14 íNgongóni 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 3.88%Á of the MediaWiki messages and 0.07% 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 16:03, 18 Bhimbídvwane 2010 (UTC)

How can we improve the usability for your language[hlela | 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 18:34, 30 íNyoni 2009 (UTC)

khisimusi lomuhle[hlela | edit source]

Sanibonani bagani, nibe 2010 kahle

inhlanhla lenhle

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 12:58, 24 íNgongóni 2009 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[hlela | 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

[hlela | 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 ingcoco 00:57, 25 iNkhwekhweti 2010 (UTC)

connectvity project[hlela | edit source]

Hallo, my name is Anastasiya Lvova, I'm "duty" in Connectivity project. The essence of the "Connectivity" project is to study and enhance the coherence of Wikipedia, or, in other words, to improve hypertext navigation between articles. The project deals with deadends, isolated articles, non-categorized articles, transitivity of the category tree, etc.

We want to work with your language version, but we need configured MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage for it (with direct links to template namespace pages, for example, ru:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/de:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/fr:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage). Is it possible to set it up for our usage?

thanks in advance, Lvova 18:37, 12 iNhlaba 2010 (UTC)

Yebo Ngiénta. Jatrobat 21:00, 12 iNhlaba 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! I created the page. Lvova 21:40, 12 iNhlaba 2010 (UTC)

Kanon6917 to Kanon6996[hlela | edit source]

I am requesting the change of my nickname at MetaWiki. I have four years on Wikipedia (more than 3 years on the Aymar Wikipedia), this old nick Kanon6917 is in disuse in other personal accounts since now my email is Kanon6996@... I am trying to unify all my accounts and also on Wikipedia with this definite nickname (I have just done so on the Spanish Wikipedia and on the English Wikipedia). Thanks in advance. --Kanon6917 13:53, 31 Kholwane 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising time is around the corner![hlela | 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 Swati 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'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project, helping to translate and localize messages into Swati and suggesting messages that would appeal to Swati 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 Swati if you can and post it below.--Dgultekin 20:43, 10 iNyoni 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising 2010: Beat Jimmy Challenge[hlela | edit source]

The Fundraising Committee is issuing all interested community members a challenge: we want you to beat Jimmy. The appeal from Jimmy Wales and the corresponding banner have been tested head-to-head with other successful banners, and the results are clear: it's our best performing message... by a lot. This year we have a lofty fundraising goal; we need all of our banners to bring in donations like the Jimmy Appeal, but no one wants to keep the Jimmy banner up for two months. We want to run donor quotes, and other wonderful ideas, but we have to have banners that work as well as or better than the Jimmy appeal.

We've just released the highlights from a donor focus group, and the results of our donor survey. With one month to the launch of the fundraiser, the messages we test must be driven by data from our tests and surveys - we can no longer rely on instinct alone.

We've redesigned our fundraising meta pages with the Jimmy challenge; check out the survey results and propose/discuss banners that reflect these findings. Add the banners you think will 'beat Jimmy' here to be tested Tuesday October 12 against Jimmy. -Dgultekin 23:45, 6 iMphala 2010 (UTC)

Intfo 200[hlela | edit source]

Yebo Ngiénta

23:16, 6 iNyoni 2010 ‎Jhendin: ‎IMakhedoniya [5,867 bytes] (Created page with 'Umjeka we-Makhedoniya Imbeji ye-Makhedoniya [[File:Europe-Macedonia....') Intfo 200.

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 16:16, 16 iMphala 2010 (UTC)

2011[hlela | edit source]

Sanibonani bagani, nibe 2011 kahle

inhlanhla lenhle

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 15:34, 24 iNgongoni 2010 (UTC)

Intfo 300[hlela | edit source]

Yebo Ngiénta

04:11, 15 Bhimbidvwane 2011 ‎‎Jatrobat: Zombodze ‎[615 bytes] (Created page with ''''Zombodze''', inkhundla yeDistrict Shiselweni<ref>[http://www.ecs.co.sz/npdp/npdp_section13.htm Atalwe yeTinkhundla: ''The National Physical Deve...') Intfo 300.

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 04:56, 15 Bhimbidvwane 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia 10[hlela | edit source]

Wikipedia 10

I am happy and proud to announce that the Swazi wikipedia has reached the three hundred articles. It is a small wiki, in May 2007 had only two articles and was proposed for deletion, so this is a great news. The Swati is spoken in Mpumalanga and especially in Swaziland, the first highest country in AIDS cases and one of the first also in poverty. Wikimedia works not only on "big projects" by capacity, also in "big projects" which are small by necessity. Thanks for your efforts. Happy tenth birthday to Wikimedia.

Kufuna: http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 05:01, 15 Bhimbidvwane 2011 (UTC)

Multilingual Challenge[hlela | edit source]

Please help: replace this red text with a translation of the English message below. Thank you!
Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 14:02, 2 iNkhwekhweti 2011 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[hlela | 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

Terms of Use update[hlela | 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 01:18, 27 iMphala 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[hlela | 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 03:06, 22 iNgongoni 2011 (UTC)

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2012[hlela | edit source]

Sanibonani bagani, nibe 2012 kahle

inhlanhla lenhle

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat 00:21, 24 iNgongoni 2011 (UTC)

Not that I could translate the text above, but I wish everyone a Happy Holidays & a Happy New Year too :) --MF-Warburg 12:19, 24 iNgongoni 2011 (UTC)

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[hlela | 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 16:35, 15 Bhimbidvwane 2012 (UTC)

Language support group for Swati[hlela | 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 15:04, 3 iNdlovana 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[hlela | 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.). 15:19, 12 iNdlovana 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[hlela | 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 01:24, 2 iNhlaba 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[hlela | edit source]

македонскиnorsk bokmålpolski

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 18:40, 5 iNhlaba 2012 (UTC)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[hlela | edit source]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

Hi,

As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:25, 19 Kholwane 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[hlela | edit source]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:24, 16 iNgci 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[hlela | edit source]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)02:13, 6 iNyoni 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[hlela | edit source]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:38, 10 iNyoni 2012 (UTC)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[hlela | edit source]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 03:13, 16 iMphala 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[hlela | edit source]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![hlela | edit source]

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!

Thanks!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[hlela | edit source]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:42, 19 Bhimbidvwane 2013 (UTC)

Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[hlela | edit source]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 20:53, 30 Bhimbidvwane 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[hlela | edit source]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[hlela | edit source]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[hlela | edit source]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[hlela | edit source]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[hlela | edit source]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:17, 21 iNdlovana 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[hlela | edit source]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 23:10, 6 iNdlovu 2013 (UTC)

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Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[hlela | edit source]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 20:23, 13 iNdlovu 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[hlela | edit source]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 17:12, 5 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)

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Xhosa Wikipedia proposed for closure[hlela | edit source]

Can anyone here contribute in Xhosa? See m:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Xhosa Wikipedia 2. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:13, 9 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)

Hi PiRSquared17 I'm not sure if the proposal of the closure of the Xhosa Wikipedia still stands, but i can read and write Xhosa, I also can speak a fair amount so i will contribute Bobbyshabangu (talk) 11:18, 27 Mabasa 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment on inactive administrators[hlela | edit source]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians. Please also consider translating the proposal.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。

Hello!

There is a new request for comment on Meta-Wiki concerning the removal of administrative rights from long-term inactive Wikimedians. Generally, this proposal from stewards would apply to wikis without an administrators' review process.

We are also compiling a list of projects with procedures for removing inactive administrators on the talk page of the request for comment. Feel free to add your project(s) to the list if you have a policy on administrator inactivity.

All input is appreciated. The discussion may close as soon as 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21), but this will be extended if needed.

Thanks, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 05:21, 24 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)

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I don't unaderstand why you want to manage from meta without the permission of the affected communities. In my opinion that is an intrusion. Regards. Jatrobat (talk) 13:15, 24 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)
The proposal does not want to infere in the communities' decision. If the community decides to create an own inactivity policy OR if the community decides that inactive sysops can keep the rights, that will be respected. --MF-Warburg (talk) 15:29, 24 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your explanation, MF-Warburg. And why should anyone have to force them to adopt policies that communities not deem necessary?. I disagree. Regards.--Jatrobat (talk) 17:44, 24 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)
Hi Jatrobat and Warburg, I agree with the policy, it's useless to keep people who doesn't have interest of a community at heart, infact i think the current 2 administrators (inactive) in siSwati needs to be reviewed, besides the fact that they can't speak siSwati i don't think they see the bigger picture, the only thing i think they see it's just to police (delete articles) now and then but there's no real positive contribution they are making in growing quality articles in the language. - Bobbyshabangu talk _13 Lweti 2013 (UTC)
Hello Bobbyshabangu, Inactive?, perhaps you don't value that two persons diary check all the editions in this wiki, I don´t agree but I accept your opinion. Today you ask for hep and MF-Warburg solve the problem. I agree in the future, when we have a enough community the wiki have to do sysops swazi-speakers, but today the swazi-speakers don't know how the wiki works, and the sysops don't speak the language, that is the current reality and that's all.—Jatrobat (talk) 21:53, 13 Lweti 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[hlela | edit source]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 19:21, 24 Mabasa 2013 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[hlela | edit source]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[hlela | edit source]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[hlela | edit source]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 21:13, 20 iNkhwekhweti 2013 (UTC)
Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 21:13, 20 iNkhwekhweti 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[hlela | edit source]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![hlela | edit source]

gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, 21:20, 16 iNhlaba 2013 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[hlela | edit source]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for ' accounts at the. Cheers, 21:54, 16 iNhlaba 2013 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[hlela | edit source]

Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[hlela | edit source]

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[hlela | edit source]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 13:48, 23 Kholwane 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[hlela | edit source]

(Please translate this message)

Greetings,

The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:13, 30 Kholwane 2013 (UTC)

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HTTPS for users with an account[hlela | edit source]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 19:42, 20 iNgci 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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Notifications[hlela | edit source]

Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)

Greetings!

Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:15, 4 iMphala 2013 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[hlela | edit source]

Introducting Beta Features[hlela | edit source]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:40, 5 Lweti 2013 (UTC)

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Please Help, I've made a mistake[hlela | edit source]

Hi guys, I've made a mistake , I've translated an article about HIV/AIDS from English to Siswati but i forgot to also translate the heading someone please translate for me . this is the right translation : i HIV/AIDS eSwatini - Bobbyshabangu talk _13 November 2013 UTC

I have moved the page. You should also be able to do this yourself by clicking on the Khweshisa tab on the top of the page. --MF-Warburg (talk) 18:55, 13 Lweti 2013 (UTC)
Hi --MF-Warburg (talk) thanks - Bobbyshabangu talk 19:09, 13 Lweti 2013 (UTC)

Call for comments on draft trademark policy[hlela | edit source]

VisualEditor coming to this wiki[hlela | edit source]

Hello. Please excuse the English. I would be grateful if you can translate this message!

VisualEditor is coming to this project on December 2, 2013. VisualEditor is software in development to allow people to edit pages in MediaWiki without needing to learn wikitext syntax (like typing [[ to start a link). It is already available and in use on some Wikipedia projects. Please see mw:Help:VisualEditor/FAQ for more information.

When this software arrives, you will have the option to use it or to use the current wikitext editor. When you press “edit”, you will get the new VisualEditor software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press “edit source”. For more information about how to use VisualEditor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

We hope that this software will be useful to people in your community, and we can really use your help to make it better! Please let us know if you find any problems. If you're willing and able, please report the issue in bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product. If you would prefer not, please explain the issue you found on the central feedback page on mediawiki.org. Once VisualEditor is made available, if there are any urgent problems, like an unexpected bug suddenly causing widespread severe problems, please e-mail James Forrester, the Product Manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org for immediate attention.

We would also appreciate help with translation with the pages about VisualEditor here and on MediaWiki.org, and its user interface. To translate the user interface, start by creating an account at TranslateWiki. Once your account request is approved, all you need to do is select your language from this list. This will give you a list of individual lines and paragraphs. The English original will be on one side, with the option to “edit” on the other. Pressing “edit” will open an edit window where you can work.

The User Guide is another important document. To translate this, simply go to the MediaWiki.org page, and select “translate this page”. Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. If you want to help with translations and would like to talk about how, please leave a message for me on my talk page.

Thank you, and happy editing! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk) 19:29, 19 Lweti 2013 (UTC)

2014[hlela | edit source]

Sanibonani bagani, nibe 2014 kahle

inhlanhla lenhle

kumandzatêla siyabonga --Jatrobat (talk) 18:21, 24 iNgongoni 2013 (UTC)

+1 ;) --MF-Warburg (talk) 02:25, 26 iNgongoni 2013 (UTC)
kubonga tsine wena welihlanga lakangwane -- Bobbyshabangu (talk) 1:00, 26 Bhimbhidvwane 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[hlela | edit source]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 06:47, 16 Bhimbidvwane 2014 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[hlela | edit source]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[hlela | edit source]

Creating an info box[hlela | edit source]

Hi guys, I notice that almost all of the articles in siSwati does not have info while the English ones and the ones of other languages have, can someone please help me create info box to the siSwati artlicles, when i translate from English the infobox simple can't also move with the articles to the siSwati wikipedia Help - User:Bobbyshabangu (talk), 24 Indlovana 2014, 08:02 (UTC)

Hello. This is a bit complicated, because infoboxes come from template. Unfortunately infoboxes on the English Wikipedia nowadays use a very complex system of multiple templates and special css styles, so it's quite difficult to import them to here. I'd recommend that at first you simply use wiki-tables, without templates. See for example en:Help:Designing_infoboxes#Designing, where they have this example:
Title
noframe
Image caption
SectionA
FieldNameA1 FieldParameterA1
FieldNameA2 FieldParameterA2
FieldNameA3 FieldParameterA3
SectionB
FieldNameB1 FieldParameterB1
FieldNameB2 FieldParameterB2

You can copy the source code and adapt the table as you need it. --MF-Warburg (talk) 04:17, 3 iNdlovu 2014 (UTC)

Thanks--Bobbyshabangu (talk ) 6:00, 07 Indlovu 2014 (UTC)

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[hlela | edit source]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Wikipedia better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 19:44, 28 iNdlovana 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[hlela | edit source]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 21:56, 13 iNdlovu 2014 (UTC)

Catalan Culture Challenge[hlela | edit source]

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (talk) 06:06, 16 iNdlovu 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[hlela | edit source]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto[hlela | edit source]

There is a current discussion on German Wikipedia on a decision of Asaf Bartov, Head of WMF Grants and Global South Partnerships, Wikimedia Foundation, who rejected a request for funding a proposal from wikipedians from eowiki one year ago with the explanation the existence, cultivation, and growth of the Esperanto Wikipedia does not advance our educational mission. No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto. On meta there has also started a discussion about that decision. --Holder (talk) 10:56, 5 iNkhwekhweti 2014 (UTC)

Using only UploadWizard for uploads[hlela | edit source]

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Hello! It was noted that on this wiki you have less than 10 local files. Presumably, you therefore don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. However, this means that users here will experience a mostly broken and/or illegal uploading. I propose to

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

I'll get this done in one week from now.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list.
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 20:38, 19 iNkhwekhweti 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer[hlela | edit source]


Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 21:29, 23 iNkhwekhweti 2014 (UTC)

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Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[hlela | edit source]


Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on MediaWiki.org in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 19 iNhlaba 2014 (UTC)

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VisualEditor global newsletter—June 2014[hlela | edit source]

This is a one-time mailing to projects that may need this information. Future newsletters will be available as opt-in only. To receive future newsletters (about one per month), please add your page to the subscribers' list at m:VisualEditor/Newsletter. You're welcome to translate to your language.


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The character formatting menu

Did you know?

The character formatting menu, or "Style text" menu lets you set bold, italic, and other text styles. "Clear formatting" removes all text styles and removes links to other pages.

Do you think that clear formatting should remove links? Are there changes you would like to see for this menu? Share your opinion at MediaWiki.org.

The user guide has information about how to use VisualEditor.

The VisualEditor team is mostly working to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

  • They have moved the "Keyboard shortcuts" link out of the "Page options" menu, into the "Help" menu. Within dialog boxes, buttons are now more accessible (via the Tab key) from the keyboard.
  • You can now see the target of the link when you click on it, without having to open the inspector.
  • The team also expanded TemplateData: You can now add a parameter type  "date" for dates and times in the ISO 8601 format, and  "boolean" for values which are true or false. Also, templates that redirect to other templates (like {{citeweb}}{{cite web}}) now get the TemplateData of their target (bug 50964). You can test TemplateData by editing mw:Template:Sandbox/doc.
  • Category: and File: pages now display their contents correctly after saving an edit (bug 65349, bug 64239)
  • They have also improved reference editing: You should no longer be able to add empty citations with VisualEditor (bug 64715), as with references. When you edit a reference, you can now empty it and click the "use an existing reference" button to replace it with another reference instead. 
  • It is now possible to edit inline images with VisualEditor. Remember that inline images cannot display captions, so existing captions get removed. Many other bugs related to images were also fixed.
  • You can now add and edit {{DISPLAYTITLE}} and __DISAMBIG__ in the "Page options" menu, rounding out the full set of page options currently planned.
  • The tool to insert special characters is now wider and simpler.

Looking ahead[hlela | edit source]

The VisualEditor team has posted a draft of their goals for the next fiscal year. You can read them and suggest changes on MediaWiki.org.

The team posts details about planned work on VisualEditor's roadmap. You will soon be able to drag-and-drop text as well as images. If you drag an image to a new place, it won't let you place it in the middle of a paragraph. All dialog boxes and windows will be simplified based on user testing and feedback. The VisualEditor team plans to add autofill features for citations. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments and adding rows and columns to tables.

Supporting your wiki[hlela | edit source]

Please read VisualEditor/Citation tool for information on configuring the new citation template menu, labeled "Cite". This menu will not appear unless it has been configured on your wiki.

If you speak a language other than English, we need your help with translating the user guide. The guide is out of date or incomplete for many languages, and what's on your wiki may not be the most recent translation. Please contact us if you need help getting started with translation work on MediaWiki.org.

VisualEditor can be made available to most non-Wikipedia projects. If your community would like to test VisualEditor, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 21:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas and Pacific Islands) or on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 9:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East, Asia).

If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at Meta (or at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only). Thank you! --Elitre (WMF), 22:33, 25 iNhlaba 2014 (UTC)

Updates related to VisualEditor[hlela | edit source]

Please help translate this message in your language. Thanks :)

Hi, everybody. This is a reminder that we invite you to discuss VisualEditor's recent development and plans ahead during the next office hours with James Forrester (Product Manager):

If you are not able to attend but have a question for James, you can leave your question at mediawiki.org or on my talk page by the day before, and I will try to get a response. We plan to continue these monthly sessions as long as there is community interest, and to announce them through the VisualEditor global newsletter as well (please subscribe your talk page there to get the latest news about the software).

Most of the VisualEditor team will be at Wikimania in London in August! You'll be able to meet the developers during the Hackaton or at the following sessions:

WMF community liaisons will share a booth with community advocates at the Community Village and look forward to talking to you there. Thanks for your attention! --User:Elitre (WMF) 16:02, 31 Kholwane 2014 (UTC)

Intfo 400[hlela | edit source]

Yebo Ngiénta

15:44, 21 Kholwane 2014 ‎Bobbyshabangu: Mahatma Gandhi ‎[+1,242] (Created page with "{{Simple_box |name = Jonas Malheiro Savimbi |colour = grey |image = MKGandhi.jpg |image_width = 240px |image_caption = Jonas Savimbi |image2 = |image2_width = |image2_captio...") Intfo 400.

kumandzatêla siyabonga Jatrobat (talk) 03:23, 1 iNgci 2014 (UTC)

We need to create more info boxes for the SiSwati articles to improve their quality.Bobbyshabangu talk 14:49, 7 iNgci 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor global newsletter—July and August 2014[hlela | edit source]

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The VisualEditor team is currently working mostly to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

Screenshot of VisualEditor's link tool
Dialog boxes in VisualEditor have been re-designed to use action words instead of icons. This has increased the number of items that need to be translated. The user guide is also being updated.

The biggest visible change since the last newsletter was to the dialog boxes. The design for each dialog box and window was simplified. The most commonly needed buttons are now at the top. Based on user feedback, the buttons are now labeled with simple words (like "Cancel" or "Done") instead of potentially confusing icons (like "<" or "X"). Many of the buttons to edit links, images, and other items now also show the linked page, image name, or other useful information when you click on them.

  • Hidden HTML comments (notes visible to editors, but not to readers) can now be read, edited, inserted, and removed. A small icon (a white exclamation mark on a dot) marks the location of each comments. You can click on the icon to see the comment.
  • You can now drag and drop text and templates as well as images. A new placement line makes it much easier to see where you are dropping the item. Images can no longer be dropped into the middle of paragraphs.
  • All references and footnotes (<ref> tags) are now made through the "Cite" menu, including the "Basic" (manual formatting) footnotes and the ability to re-use an existing citation, both of which were previously accessible only through the "Insert" menu. The "<visualeditor-dialogbutton-referencelist-tooltip>" is still added via the "Insert" menu.
  • When you add an image or other media file, you are now prompted to add an image caption immediately. You can also replace an image whilst keeping the original caption and other settings.
  • All tablet users visiting the mobile web version of Wikipedias will be able to opt-in to a version of VisualEditor from 14 August. You can test the new tool by choosing the beta version of the mobile view in the Settings menu.
  • The link tool has a new "Open" button that will open a linked page in another tab so you can make sure a link is the right one.
  • The "Cancel" button in the toolbar has been removed based on user testing. To cancel any edit, you can leave the page by clicking the Read tab, the back button in your browser, or closing the browser window without saving your changes.

Looking ahead[hlela | edit source]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables. Work to support Internet Explorer is ongoing.

Feedback opportunities[hlela | edit source]

The Editing team will be making two presentations this weekend at Wikimania in London. The first is with product manager James Forrester and developer Trevor Parscal on Saturday at 16:30. The second is with developers Roan Kattouw and Trevor Parscal on Sunday at 12:30. There is a VisualEditor Translation Sprint going on during Wikimania; whether you're in London or not, any contributions are welcome!

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at the VisualEditor feedback page or by joining the office hours discussion on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 09:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East and Asia) or on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 16:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Europe).

If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at Meta for any project. Thank you! --Elitre (WMF), 14:40, 9 iNgci 2014 (UTC)

Help for translate[hlela | edit source]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (talk) 02:38, 13 iNgci 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[hlela | edit source]

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.

-- JurgenNL (talk) 17:35, 21 iNgci 2014 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[hlela | edit source]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’

Hello,

I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 22:15, 21 iNgci 2014 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[hlela | edit source]

Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[hlela | edit source]

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VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 07:29, 11 iNyoni 2014 (UTC).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.