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Please rename "File:DSCN1103.JPG_copie"

Can someone please remove "copie" from File:DSCN1103.JPG_copie's filename? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 23:29, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Requested edit: MediaWiki:Globalrenamequeue-email-body-rejected

Please add a line:

The reason provided was: "$3".

(or similar). This would help with the user experience. See phabricator:T96957 (not a valid bug, it seems?) –xeno 15:57, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Proper fix would be to the WikimediaMessages extension directly (with an open patch atm). Though, translations are useless due to phab:T97802. --Glaisher (talk) 15:59, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I read on and see that now. Please consider my request withdrawn. –xeno 16:00, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
User:Glaisher, do you have any idea how long phabricator:T96957 will take to be resolved; and would my request be alright as a temporary measure in the interim? I'm concerned about the user experience. –xeno 14:10, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and added $3 to the local page because atm translations are useless anyway. Will also try to find someone to merge that patch. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 09:34, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
For some reason, it didn't work so I've reverted it. I'll try to look into it. --Glaisher (talk) 09:52, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
I figured out the issue but have reverted it again because of some issues which were raised on IRC. Someone is going to mail about this to global renamers' mailing list, I think. --Glaisher (talk) 10:27, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll take a look. –xeno 10:41, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Added it again. Note that what you enter in 'notes' field will be sent to the user in the mail, not the 'reason'. --Glaisher (talk) 15:21, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks very much. Global renamers mailing list has been advised to use the "notes" field when rejecting requests. –xeno 15:45, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Millions of funds

Hi. I don't believe the wording used in this banner. Are there millions of funds? If not, could the sentence be fixed? Killiondude (talk) 05:58, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

I encourage you to make any requests for changes or other comments regarding the election banners on the talk page for this year's election. I will answer this specific question there once I copy this over. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 07:29, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
@Varnent: Also the colors (white on 24C54F background) for [Help with translations!] is also not en:WCAG compliant. Please consider fixing that as well. --Glaisher (talk) 09:39, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Again - this is not the correct discussion page - please direct your comment to the page I mentioned. Thank you --Varnent (talk)(COI) 12:11, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Varnent, Central Notice points people here to talk about the Central Notice messages that need changing. Perhaps you want to add a note on there that all Fundraising central notice messages are special and have their own talk pages. Killiondude (talk) 20:47, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
I will pass along that suggestion, seems like a reasonable idea to me. I suspect the wording would need to be "some banners" as these are election banners (not fundraising) - but I suspect the same is true for others. -Varnent (talk)(COI) 21:03, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
This is the correct page for the discussion no matter what you think. :) Grammar and accessibility errors are urgent and can/should be addressed by any sysop/banner-admin at the earliest opportunity. --Nemo 21:33, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
All of the WMF election committee members have temporary local sysop rights, it's more appropriate if they fix it themselves (although this page is the correct page to made such report because it's sysop job to fix CN banner).--AldNonymousBicara? 21:52, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps "better place to discuss" is more appropriate than "correct place." Either way, the committee would prefer conversations on improving the banners take place on the previously mentioned elections talk page. Thank you -Varnent (talk)(COI) 22:15, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for Central Notice Banner - Wikipedia Festival in Athens, Greece, on May 12

We request a central notice banner to call for participation on the great celebration event of Wikipedia on May 12, in Athens, Greece. The event is approved as part of a meta action, is run by wikipedians and is funded by wmf (info). It is turned to a big celebration (the greatest so far in Greece) for the whole Wikiepdia and not only Wikipedia School. Here is the page of the event inside Wikipedia and here on the host's site.

  • text (Greek): Γιορτή Βικιπαίδειας στην Αθήνα - Τρίτη 12 Μαΐου, Τεχνόπολη (Γκάζι)
  • text (English): Wikipedia Festival in Athens - Tuesday, May 12, Technopolis (Gazi)
  • link: _
  • dates: until the end of May 12, 2015
  • projects: all
  • language: el, en
  • both anonymous and logged in
  • Geolocated to: GR (Greece)

--ManosHacker (talk) 08:11, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

@ManosHacker: Looks like the event ends on 20:30. Would it be okay if the banner is scheduled to end by that time rather than end of the day? --Glaisher (talk) 08:48, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Of course, please put it up today, until May 12, 20:30 (Greece timezone). Thank you.--ManosHacker (talk) 09:09, 9 May 2015 (UTC)


@Glaisher:. I think you should put it on hold. The banner is pointing to a protected page, as there is no consensus on its title. There is a discussion in greek Agora and we haven't reached to an accepted title. ManosHacker jumped off the discussion to act on his own. -Geraki TL 12:47, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

@Glaisher:. Following the remark above, a vote has been requested in order for users to approve the text of the banner, see el:Βικιπαίδεια:Αγορά#Ψηφοφορία, el:Βικιπαίδεια:Αγορά#Ψήφοι. The result is in favour of the banner as presented above. The event is due for Tuesday, so only one day is left now. --FocalPoint (talk) 21:00, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

???? --FocalPoint (talk) 04:53, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

I;ve tried to set it up the past hour but can't because of some weird issue. --Glaisher (talk) 12:28, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
For the record, the bug has been fixed now. --Glaisher (talk) 05:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

On self-requested blocks

Hi. I'm being asked (Special:Permalink/12202182#Questions) by 6AND5 to block his account on demand. IIRC in the past this Project looked with reticence the use of the block tool in this way. Is this opinion still shared by my fellow admins? -- MarcoAurelio 22:20, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio:, He also ask me to block him on id.Wikipedia (w:id:Pembicaraan_Pengguna:Aldnonymous#Request). This are connected to Steward_requests/Permissions/2015-05#6AND5.40hy.wikiquote, Stewards'_noticeboard#Personal_insults and Stewards'_noticeboard#Terrible_behavior.2C_lies_of_User:6AND5, possible ragequit, it's better to talk with this user rather than blocking him.--AldNonymousBicara? 22:23, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
I don't want to block, good night...--6AND5 (talk) 22:33, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
I see no reason to accept such requests. If they want to quit, they can simply quit; no need to block. --Glaisher (talk) 05:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Block vandal

Could somebody please block User:Vit.jurcak who is only trying to vandalize the current election centralnotice? And maybe you could also publish the fix to the centralnotice /cs translation which has been sitting for two days. --Mormegil (cs) 15:40, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

@Mormegil:   Done - I've updated the message and left the user a warning. If he continues after that, he'll be blocked. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio 22:06, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
@Mormegil: Good afternoon. Sorry, I thoung it was private. It will not happen again. Thank you for reading this letter and I will remain silent. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vit.jurcak (talk)

Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the First meeting with Wikipedians from Tandil planned by Wikimedia Argentina in Paraná, Entre Ríos, next May 28th.

This is the campaigns:

--Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 20:27, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

  Done campaign -banner (preview). --Glaisher (talk) 05:21, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Please help us, You may not of course, but if you dont help, whole viki of a country will be forever opressed, by scoundrels.

PLEASE HELP US. Just examine the issue, I trust you will decide rightly. I am afraid, RFC may not be useful to explain the real situtation. Becuse, there is a probability that the people which mistread, will be judgers again, for the same issue. But if you dont make something, viki of a country of 70 million people, wil never be developed.

Pages in Turkish viki are considered as a space of power struggle and of political propaganda, by the members who must be responsible for protecting our wiki ideals.

The issue is general, which is valid for all Turkish members with some authorization, to erase, to edit or to ban. So, you should revise their personal situations as a whole. The authorized active members in Turkish viki are few in number, and they aim to maintain this situation, so, to stay as an elite ruling Turkish viki.

The charged users of Turkish viki, who gained eligibility over other users and content, systematically apply cencorship, opression and harrassment over the regular users and contributed contents from regular users. They systemically impede corrections and editing approaches, especially for protecting articles which they constructed for propaganda purposes. However, obstraction and cencorship are general rules, to protect their power-positions, to protect their biased policy and to conceal their unfaithfulness against wiki criterias. Also, they systematically hinder the opening of new pages. So, there is a serious barrier, against newcomers for collecting points and gaining access for eligibilities.

The opression is unbearable especially in case of the pages about the ciritical-Islamist philosophers and writers. However, in general, this negative attribute is against all Turkish academicians and university members. Turkish viki seems declared a war against Turkish universities and scientists.

The abuse of authority and abuse of delegation rights, among Turkish users-in-charge or gate-keepers, are hard to be explained. However, international stewarts and wiki bureaucrats can assess the situtation very clearly, if they examine two recent examples which I give below.

First, the case about Prof.Dr Celalettin Vatandas. Vatandas is a sociologist and the writer of twelve books about the early-history of Islam, the historical problems of Muslim communities, post-colonial studies, and problems caused by modernity processes in eastern nations.Also, he has books about multi-culturalism and late-modernity problems in all nations of the world. All of the books are still in circulation and publication reports say, these are good sellers in their own category. His massive study about the world-cognition of Turkish youth ( The youth in Turkey) gives way to national-wide argumentations in Turkey. His books are in Turkish, but he has also articles in English. Moreover, he is the first council in very credible official foundation of Republic in Turkey, Ataturk Highest Institution of Culture,Language and History, called AYK in abbreviation. He is the vice-president of Gumushane University and the dean of the faculty of Communication Sciences there.

I wrote an article about him including all points above,(the ones proper for viki), gave bibliography and sources in proper format, even I added links of internet news from credible sites about his populer studies. But the members of abusement, our viki "elites", erased the page, with the code of M6. They said, the professor is not worth of being in wikipedia. I tried to tell the truth in discussion page, also I sent messages to all the active users in charge. But instead of concerning the article in a proper way, they voted for it quickly in their narrow community, and erased it without reading or considering my last corrections. Everything was happened in period less than 36 hours. Not five days. Now, they erased even my polite objections to defense the value of the article. This is basically, the clearing of the proofs about their guilty-crime against wiki criterias.

Second case is the Şafak Yayla. Yayal was a member of DHKP-C, an absolutely terrorist organization, which is in terror list of US, UK, EU and Turkey. Yayla was an "armed" activist, and the murderer of the public prosecuter who was first hostaged by Yayla, with armed thread. Criminal reports said that the primer cause killed the prosecuter were the bullets from the pistol of Yayla and his partner in the action.

Can you think that such an activist, who was a member of a terrorist organization, was a terrorist? If not, who can be called as terrorist on earth? Do you say Baghdadi was not terrorist but president of his self-declared state? But our Turkish elite members doesnt allow to call Yayla as terrorist. In fact, I didnt attempt to call him terrorist, bu only objected to call him, as "proleteriat revolutuanist" and "activist". In case of it, I edited the article with saying that, DHKP-C is an internationally and officially recognized terrorist organization and Yayla was the member of it, still without calling him directly as terrorist. Within my statements, I gave a link to DHKP-C vikipedia article, which declares the organization's official terrorist situation -an old article, wrote before these self-evident elites-. However, they erased my corrections. And clearly I explained the reasons and benefits of my attempt, both in community dashboard of the case and in explanations of my writings.

Still the article, nor erased neither corrected. They struggled to keep it in the way they made. They erased all the points I collected from my contributions. And they attacked, with the accusation of not abiding the wiki rules. However, clearly I abide the rules, but they dont. The ones who are expected to protect, abuses and violating wiki criterias, to gain power, and to use this power.

Please make a judgement, and save us from these people Okurogluselo (talk) 18:19, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

I'd almost call that spamming now. You sent that per mail to at least me and one mailing list. You also posted this now to several users and also to this noticeboard, which has absolutely nothing to do with any other projects. This page solely deals with meta wiki matter that might need admin/crat attention. Please kindly stop that spamming. -Barras talk 18:53, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner

Hi all! I would some help to create a CentralNotice banner for the First meeting with Wikipedians from Entre Ríos planned by Wikimedia Argentina in Paraná, Entre Ríos, next May 28th.

This is the campaigns:

I do not know if this was handled by anyone, but if not, this is now expired. —MarcoAurelio 21:02, 31 May 2015 (UTC)