Request for an account on the Foundation wiki/Archives/2008

Older requests may be found in the other archives.

Approved requests

Danny B.

I'd like to request the access, so I could do code fixes and tweaks to improve accessibility, usability and semantics as well as fix cross-browser issues. I'm also going to do translantions to cs and sk. I'm admin on wikt:cs: and bureaucrat on q:cs: and testwiki.
Danny B. 23:25, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

OK. But please give me your address (again). I forgot to save it ... --Aphaia 13:51, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done It seems the account has been created: [1]. Cbrown1023 talk 19:41, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


I would like to request an account on the Foundation wiki. Although that there are Arabic users on the Foundation wiki, none of them is active, so, practically the wiki has no Arab users. I would like to have the account to maintain Arabic pages and to help in maintaining other translations as well. I am ar, en-4, fr-1. I am a member of the local team preparing for Wikimania 2008 in Alex (which means that I am involved in a Wikimedia event). I also help in answering Arabic OTRS tickets (which means that I can be trusted with private information). Tarawneh who has a foundation account and is an ex-checkuser on Arabic Wikipedia would endrose this request. I think that Mido, the lead co-ordinator for Wikimania 2008, would have no problem in this request as well but unfortunately he is currently busy in his exams, so, I can't contact him. I have already e-mailed Aphaia with more details. Thanks. --Meno25 08:31, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Meno is already very active in Translation requests on Meta-Wiki and it would be very help to have an active rtl user on the Foundation wiki. Cbrown1023 talk 19:27, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Afaik, Three Arabic wiki users have accounts on the foundation wiki, my self , Issam and mido. The three of us have been real busy , Issam has been away from for more than two years now, and almost four years from the foundation's. Arabic pages on the foundation wiki need a lot of work and maintenance. Check our main page there . Still displaying the wikimania 2007 registration request, and Cary being newly appointed. Arabic Community needs to be more involved and more active. Trusted and active users need to be given more responsibilities. I think Meno is one of the best to be given a Foundation account. Personally I would find it too hard to find a more suitable user to be given an account there. Meno25 is one of the most trusted admins on he already got admin flags both on and meta. He has got distinguished contributions on all projects in which he is involved in. He just passed 27000 contributions on ranking him as one of the most active admins, and users. He is already very active in translating needed pages . We do need to give him the flag to post his work on the Foundation wiki. --Tarawneh 07:19, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for delayed response. Password sent. --Aphaia 16:15, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. --Tarawneh 16:23, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Password received. Thank you, all. --Meno25 18:24, 19 January 2008 (UTC)


I'd like to request an account and help publishing of translations. I have involved in Japanese translations on meta. Thanks, Kzhr 19:06, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Out of curiosity what is ""? --Aphaia 01:46, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. was a mistake.... I wrote wrongly about my own mail address.... I fixed it, thank you for notification. Kzhr 03:23, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Appears fixed and   Done by Aphaia. Cbrown1023 talk 22:55, 23 January 2008 (UTC)


I'm an admin on Simple English Wikipedia right now, and I've recently retired from adminship on Persian Wikipedia. I'm also a MediaWiki developer and perhaps the only person who regularly handles the Persian translations (both for the software and for wikis). I would like to use my account to do the Persian translations and have a direct way to figure which changes are needed to let right-to-left context show up correctly. Aphaia and Cbrown1023 know me as Hojjat on IRC. Huji 20:52, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Oh you cannot get the account right now.
  1. I'm too hungry to skip my breakfast (now 6am here)
  2. And you gave me no mail address (see requirement). If you want, you can leave me a memo (/msg memoserv send [my nick]) instead of making it public.
See you soon hopefully. --Aphaia 21:04, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
My bad. I thought you already had the email address. I send a memo to the nick you regularly use. Huji 21:34, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done by Aphaia. Cbrown1023 talk 00:09, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Huji 08:47, 24 January 2008 (UTC)


My main account is w:pl:User:Wpedzich, where I am an admin and a member of the Arbitration Commitee. I am also a Wikimedia steward and a member of the Polish chapter of the WMF. My main activities are associated with pl-en-pl translations and I have been asked on a few occasions to translate / update WMF Wiki texts. I also see the possibility of doing a few more "live" translations which are up-to-date.

My current email address is: XXXX.

Regards, Wojciech Pędzich Talk 15:22, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Password sent. --Aphaia 15:30, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


I have been (unofficially) co-ordinating translations of WMF pages to Malayalam. In addition to being a translator here, I serve as a sysop in Malayalam Wiktionary - where I am the only active sysop - and in Malayalam Wikipedia. Further, I have taken up temporary sysop responsibilities in Malayalam Wikiquote and Malayalam Wikibooks, where I am mentoring another admin and am working towards kicking off the projects to a larger scale. Details are summarized on my User page in meta.

I would like to request an account at foundation site. I expect that having the account will help me sync up the translated pages in meta with those in WMF sites faster. I have identified myself - with e-mail ID - to Cary Bass (sent mail to his personal ID, since I couldn't get his foundation ID). I also have my e-mail enabled in my preferences. Regards, --Jacob 17:40, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to more involvement, but I need your mail address here to create you an account. I have no access to your preferences ... --Aphaia 23:26, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I have just mailed it to you. --Jacob 23:28, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Got it. And now you have two mails. Welcome to the team! --Aphaia 23:31, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Aphaia ! --Jacob 13:37, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


I have been here to launch the en-zh translation team and (unofficially) coordinate the translation of WMF to Chinese. Apart from a translator here, I am also a sysop in zh.wikipedia, and Deputy President of Wikimedia Hong Kong, which was just recognized. The reason for this request is that such account allows myself to transfer my teammates' work directly from meta to WMF site. Such thing I need to ask others for help after I copy-edited the materials. :p

Here's my valid email address: jerry[d o t]tschan[d o t]yu[a t]gmail[d o t]com

(already public in the chapter's page, no big deal to be public here)

-- ※   JéRRy   ┼   雨雨   ※  20:22, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Done. And even an off topic, congrats for your approval. --Aphaia 12:09, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Anders Wennersten

  • Username:Anders Wennersten
  • E-mail:XXX

Anders Wennersten 08:44, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

I am a newly appointed coordinator for translation to Swedish (after habj, whos user authorities can now be cancelled on Foundation). According to Aphia, there are some work in progress at Foundation where translations to Swedish is wanted. I see it n natural for me as Trasnalator coordiantor to take care of this.

  Done Anthere 22:41, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


  • I am an admin on the English Wikipedia see w:user:BozMo
  • My email address is xxxx at
  • The charity I work for does the schools-wikipedia releases (see foundation:Press_releases/SOSChildrenUK2007) but the releases need updating in particular the torrent download address have moved (to amazon) and will move again I am sure.
  • I don't propose to do anything other than update these. Other releases etc we have to do jointly anyway (there will be a 2008 edition in May). --AndrewCates 11:32, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Anthere 22:42, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


  • I would like to render templates for the wikimedia blog RSS on the WMF wiki. I would like to do the upload and rendering of the code in the WMF wiki environment for eventual publication to the WMF wiki. This is in line with some volunteer work I'm doing with ComProj.

Email XXXX

NonvocalScream 23:34, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm adding a recommendation. NS will be helping out Jay and myself with the blog and he certainly can be trusted to do the work on foundation wiki. Cary Bass demandez 23:36, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done Anthere 22:43, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


  • Thunderhead is an administrator on Meta, and the English Wikinews.
  • Email is "XXX"
  • Reason for requesting an account: I want to help keep pages up-to-date with thier Meta counterparts, and help with general wiki maintenance. My adminship on the English Wikinews shows support by a local community, and my Meta adminship shows support on a global more interlingual and interproject scale.
  • Dated Signature: Thunderhead 04:37, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
Good point, changed and thank you :-) Thunderhead 17:38, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment: I am not sure if you need it: if I recall correctly, keeping-up meta counterparts doesn't require access to the file (cf. Special:Import). Since a certain guy put wrong and outdated information just because it was on English Wikipedia, who applied for the access to "maintainance". I am very cautious to accept someone I don't know closely his or her involvement into foundation activity level and his understanding about this layer. Could you please point your latest post to foundaition-l? --Aphaia 05:35, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
At this time, I'm not currently subscribed to Foundation-l, and I'm sure that that'll take several points away from me. Special:Import requires more work than it's worth (in my personal opinion). I understand your caution in granting an account after this incident, and I can certainly understand if you deny my request citing that reason, but a golden rule I personally abide by is "no source = no publish", especially with my work being mainly on English Wikinews, where verifiablity is one of our (and my own) main concerns. We generally have written sources that provide this information directly. With regards back to the Foundation, I'm certain that other FoundationWiki editors or any members of the Board (or Foundation employees) would be happy to verify or deny information before it's made live on the site. Thunderhead 20:33, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Hmmm I am not sure I understand your idea. What do you think reliable sources for Foundation wiki? The information from the Foundation publicly appears first on that wiki or foundation-l. I have no idea what you would like to cite. --Aphaia 21:17, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
You misunderstand me, I meant that I would prefer to verify information with the Board or Foundation employees before making any ... major changes. Thunderhead 22:03, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
I just wanted to say that I've seen this user around and he seems to be doing a good job. Wether he needs an account, I can't say, but it seems to me like he's trustworthy. --Steinninn 05:24, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done Anthere 22:37, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


You're also an ru.books admin. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:38, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Pavlo Shevelo

Hi, I'm one of the administrators of the Wikipedia in Ukrainian and I have the plan to kickstart the en>>uk translation and then to make this process sustainable. We in uk:Wikipedia need all policies (especially this one) to be translated and properly placed on the WMFwiki really ASAP as we are behind in cleaning up and are doing our best to catch up the proper pace. --pavlosh 00:58, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello, your help on translations is very much appreciated! However, they are done on Meta-Wiki at T. Cbrown1023 talk 00:59, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your input. Yes, I know that page and the page I referred above is no more than redirect to the page mentioned. What about placement (of translated text) to the WMFwiki? I do believe that placement (and on-place editing if needed) of, for example, Licensing_policy/Ru should be done by native speaker (and it is so), although the deficit of Ukrainian native speakers on the WMFwiki (is there at least one?) might show up in negative meaning anytime. --pavlosh 02:07, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
For most languages, you just update the status page stating that the translation is "done" and is ready for publishing (see the status page for the licensing policy) and it will be uploaded the WMF wiki very quickly. We would prefer that translations are done on Meta-Wiki primarily so that many people can participate. Cbrown1023 talk 21:03, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes I have no doubts that translations should be done on Meta-Wiki (which in this meaning is playing the role of forge for WMF wiki), but I'm still talking about not only "translation services" as that (what could be outsourced) but about, well, 360° representation of uk:WP on WMF wiki by Ukrainian native speaker (having administrative level in "home" WP obviously), able to communicate in English as well. It seems to me obvious that uk:WP should be represented that way (in same way as ru:WP and all other). --pavlosh 15:10, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
Though I stand by the fact that it is not necessary that someone have an account to do translations, seeing how well Translation requests/Licensing policy/uk is turning out, I would have no problems with you getting an account. :-P Cbrown1023 talk 20:36, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I'm Az1568 and I'd like to request an account in order to help with some page formatting work along with general site maintenance which would consist of page categorization, redlink removal, grammatical fixes and perhaps publishing page translation updates from Meta. Some examples of what I've been doing can be found here. Up till now, I've been able to cleanup and restructure a number of pages with the help of users whom already have an account but there is still additional work to be done, which would be easier to complete if I had an account. Thanks.--Az1568 21:37, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I personally fully trust this user, also he is a higly trusted user of the SWMT, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:39, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Az1568 has been very helpful with the Wikimedia website lately, suggesting fixes and helping me in maintenance. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:45, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Trusted completely by me for what it's worth --Herby talk thyme 14:07, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Same here! Huji 17:44, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Absolutley! Thunderhead 21:52, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
I can really use his help on the blogbox. Sometimes I can't get to it in time. Can we go ahead and make his account :) NonvocalScream 21:32, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
*poke* /me wonders if a wmfwiki admin could look into this request.. :) --Az1568 13:42, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Look into all of them, for that matter. :P Cbrown1023 talk 04:07, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
I totally agree! :-)E talk 10:55, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
  Done by Cary Bass. Cbrown1023 talk 17:32, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Note, I'm not in charge of this page, but I needed Az1568 and DanielB to work on specific projects for me, so I went out of process and created accounts for Az1568 and Daniel. Cary Bass demandez 17:38, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account created [2]


  • Username: AGK (talk)
  • Admin-project: w:en:User:AGK
  • Email: agkwiki (at) googlemail (dot) com
  • Date filed: 18:33, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Greetings. I'm an administrator of the English Wikipedia, and a system administrator familiar with the MediaWiki software. I'm requesting an account in order to improve the WMF site as a whole: from my limited perspective as a reader of the site, I have noticed a fair few untidy pages, spelling errors, site notices that could be improved, etc..., and I am sure I could easily find additional areas for improvement.

I'm experienced in wiki formatting and mediawiki site messages, and act as a trusted user over on the english wikipedia: I'm an administrator, an active mediator with the Mediation Committee, an assistant with the Arbitration Committee's clerking system, and a regular participant with the community at large. I'm able and trustworthy, and have a desire to help; if you need my services, I'm here ;) All the best, Anthøny 18:33, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Post script, I would also be willing to pitch in at Wikimedia site feedback—up until now, that has not been feasible, due to the closed nature of the editing community on WMFwiki. Anthøny 18:35, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
I'm still waiting, and there is still tidying up to do :) Anthøny 16:21, 30 April 2008 (UTC)
  Done I understand there are various Wikimedians who raise concerns over AGK when it comes to acquiring new jobs that involve a certain amount of power. I'm not going to comment on this aside from saying that I don't think this kind of contention is likely to occur on the WMF wiki if AGK is there to help with cleanup as he describes. I think he's proved through being a useful sysop and mediator on enwiki that he can be trusted so I'm assuming good faith and creating the account. In any case, it's still a wiki where he can be reverted. —Sean Whitton / 19:03, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account created [3]


  • Username: E (talk)
  • Admin-project: w:en:User:E
  • Email: e (dot) wikipedia (at) gmail (dot) com
  • Date filed: 06:10, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I hereby request an account on the foundation wiki to help with the updating of information pages and other correspondence. In particular, pages regarding Wikimania and the local chapters (including my local chapter, Wikimedia Australia). Thank you, — E talk 06:10, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

I had expected Brianna to work with updating WMAU information, considering she already has an account and has been keeping that information up to date thusfar. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:45, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
I will be assisting her in doing this, I will need to contact her to let her know I am her second port of call. — E talk 23:47, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
kibble, there's no limit on the number of people who can help. Is there any reason E can't have an account as well? He wants to help out, is trustworthy and Brianna isn't always around 24/7. Majorly (talk) 14:02, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
I talked with E on IRC after this and have no problems with him having an account (not that I did in the first place, I was just commenting... it's not like I said "I have problems with E having an account"). I was planning on commenting something to that effect later, E is active on the Foundation-level in two aspects: Wikimania planning and Wikimedia Australia. Cbrown1023 talk 16:08, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
  DoneSean Whitton / 18:38, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed: Account created [4]


Hi, my name is Matt Bisanz and I'm an admin at In using the foundation wiki to makeMedia:AdminCoach.pdf from foundation:Image:WikipediaPres.ppt, I realized the foundation wiki does not have image license templates and its media files are not tagged appropriately. I'd like access to port over some of the basic commons and free and non-free templates and tag the images accordingly. At I have done extensive work with image license template at en:User:MBisanz/BotR and with en:WP:FURME to assign tags to thousands of images. MBisanz talk 22:07, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

  • I do not endorse anyone on this purpose. I could have rejected this request, but in my principle I let Sean to handle it. --Aphaia 10:49, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Can such templates be ported in a meta area for upload via the meta page to request changes on the foundation wiki? NonvocalScream 02:30, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
    Not easily, since it requires edits to each image page needing one, I've been working a list en:User:MBisanz/images, but it is rather slow going with all the tabs I need ot keep open to update that list and view the images on foundation wiki, and the license tags on commons and en. Some of the more difficult cases requiring searching for images on commons to find the original or looking at deleted contribs on en, or trying to figure out where templates have been renamed in the past. Having access would reduce the amount of extra-clicking I need to do and also reduce the large number of proxy edits I'd need to ask people with foundation accounts to make. MBisanz talk 20:02, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
If your account is not created I'm available to you for rendering and such, you have my personal email, or I can set up a port to page on meta. I can transfer to emf wiki after you port the rendered templates on your /images page as well. Whatever you need. NonvocalScream 02:10, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Endorse I trust this user with the account. — E talk 22:22, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
I do not want you to have an account for this purpose... foundationwiki is its own wiki and many items without free licensing/without specific licenses are needed on there, we use this apart from there. You want to fix a problem that doesn't exist. Cbrown1023 talk 01:58, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm thinking more of people who go and reuse material from the Foundation wiki. For instance, there is no machine readable way to determine that foundation:Image:WQ1-Cover-it.jpeg is actually a non-free image. It is listed as GFDL-free, but incorporates the WMF logo, which is fully copyrighted. I'd like to go around and at least fix these sorts of situations, as well as assigning some kind of machine readable tag to images like foundation:Image:WikimediaFamily.PNG, that currently have none. MBisanz talk 08:06, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
As we discussed on IRC, this might end up being helpful and you are compiling a list of problems in your userspace. Cbrown1023 talk 17:39, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
I have been working off and on based on a list of all images at en:User:MBisanz/images listing the tags I would add to each image, if I had access, and which images are already fine. MBisanz talk 19:21, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
Hey. You could do with some endorsements from people I know to confirm that you can be trusted with access. Could you look into this? Thanks. —Sean Whitton / 18:26, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
Sure, I can ask around if you give me a couple days. MBisanz talk 19:21, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
Wait. How does the fact Sean "know" someone make them able to give endorsement to MBisanz? How do we know the people that Sean mixes with are trustworthy? Surely all these people who have come here (rather unprecedented) show something? But no, none of Sean's buddies? What's with that? Majorly talk 23:00, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
I've spoken with Sean privately and understand the Foundation wiki works by different rules than Meta or En or any of the projects and have no objection to him using whatever criteria he feels appropriate to make such decisions. MBisanz talk 23:11, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
I see. Well if I've interpreted right (I probably haven't) he's saying you have to know one of his friends, or be his friend to get an account. If that's not elitism, I don't know what is!  :) Majorly talk 23:15, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Normally it's only a call for "those with a wmfwiki account" or "ComCom members". At least he's opening it up to people that he knows are trustworthy enough and whose endorsements he can trust. Cbrown1023 talk 23:30, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry you see it that way, Majorly, but all I'm trying to do is establish trust with this kind of thing, and I can't do that based purely on having a large number of editors endorsing someone. I can't establish this trust unless people I trust myself tell me that MBisanz can be trusted. That's all it is, there's no intentional elitism. I think I now know, in any case, that MBisanz can be trusted not to run riot. I just need to work out if the specific task he has in mind is appropriate. For that, I'm consulting with ComCom and others involved in the wiki itself to see if it is something that is necessary. —Sean Whitton / 11:52, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • endorse Matt asked me to comment here on his behalf. I am a cohort admin of MBisanz on He is one of our better admins, knows policy inside and out. He has a firm grasp of bot work, general editing, admin-related editing, and specifically of image policy. If it is determined that there is a need here that he has identified, I would have no hesitation in granting his request for account here. He can be trusted to correctly and proficiently interpret image policy (as well as any other policy question that may arise in his work). I can be reached for questions on my talkpage, a link is provided by clicking the "76" in my signature here. Thanks, Keeper76 19:41, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
here Enigmaman 19:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse. I would trust MBisanz with an account - he is very unlikely to do any harm. Keilana|Parlez ici 19:47, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse MBisanz is a very trustworthy and knowledgeable user and administrator. Enigmaman 19:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse I can vouch that this user is not Grawp. (honest, that's what he asked me to vouch for!)... oh, and that he is trustworthy, has significant responsibilities already which he discharges satisfactorily and competently. Keeper sums it up pretty well. ++Lar: t/c 20:12, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
    • As a note, since it seems to matter to the endorsement, I already have an account on the Foundation Wiki although I am not particularly active with it... I do watch recent changes to see if there are things I need to fix but someone else always beats me to it. ++Lar: t/c 03:35, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • No problems here, very solid and trustworthy admin. MaxSem(Han shot first!) 20:09, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse I am an admin on Commons and and a crat on I know MBisanz rather well and trust him totally. In addition to what Keeper said (yes MBisanz asked me for input here too), MBisanz seems to have his finger on the pulse of many goings on at meta and I have no reason to suspect he'd do any harm. MBisanz is only trying to help so I don't quite see why Cbrown1023 is objecting here. RlevseTalk 20:27, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
    I'm not anymore, it was only when I thought he was going to go all "copyright-crazy" and nominate a bunch of images for deletion that the Board didn't want on there (Anthere got all upset when she thought this might be the case :P). Cbrown1023 talk 20:30, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • I also endorse, for what it's worth. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 21:05, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse, at Matt's request. As an administrator on, I've had some experience working with Matt in some rather touchy situations. In each of those, and even the less dramatic ones, he has always conducted himself with a calm and trustworthy demeanor. He recently ran for the seat on the Board, and while obviously not successful in that bid, I'm sure he can be a great asset to the Foundation working on their Wiki. It seems he already has a good idea of what to do, and he's not one to sit around twiddling his thumbs; in the event he would happen to get involved in something he doesn't need to be doing, as it seems the concerns above are, he's more than willing to listen to input for the good of the project. Hersfold (talk) 21:41, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse - I have nothing but trust in this user. Tiptoety 01:42, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
  • I was most severely vexed to discover that this fine individual doesn't have a WMF account. Endorse wholeheartedly. east718 02:24, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse harej 02:30, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse Absolutely trust this user. SQLQuery me! 03:56, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse From knowing him in person as well as online, as a fellow enwiki admin and resident of the Hudson Valley region I have nothing but trust for this user. Daniel Case 16:59, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Nothing against him personally, but I still don't see what the need is, as per Aphaia and Cbrown's initial comment. Seems like something that will make more problems than it fixes. —Giggy 01:11, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
    I believe Cbrown has since withdrawm his opposition. MBisanz talk 01:15, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
    Emphasis added to my comment above. —Giggy 01:23, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • MBisanz is an extremely trustworthy and diligent contributor and the task he has asked to complete is rather harmless. I also think it looks better for the Foundation if the images on their own wiki are tagged correctly. Naerii 13:41, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse, even though it really wouldn't make a difference one way or another at this point.  Animum (talk) 03:34, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Endorse trusted user, seems to have a valid need. Icewedge 02:35, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
  Done - I think you can be trusted, and this could be a useful improvement to the wiki. Please keep in touch with other regular editors if you are unsure about any changes you make. —Sean Whitton / 14:26, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed: Account created [5]


Hello. I'd like to do some general maintance, write something about Incubator (see Wikimedia site feedback#Incubator), update and also help with publishing translations (especially mine - I already did some translations here, see most pages listed on Translation teams/nl). And I could, for example, fix the typo "liscensed" at wmf:MediaWiki :-) Thank you, SPQRobin (inc!) 21:51, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I've seen this contributor around, would make a nice addition to foundationwiki. BTW, I've someone fixed the typo. Thanks! Thunderhead 23:14, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, Robin is definitely trustworthy and he's hard-working. He would also be able to publish the translations he's helped me with over the last few months. Robin: You can create a page about it, for example wmf:Wikimedia Incubator. Cbrown1023 talk 23:34, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Publishing translations would be a good task. I do however recommend new page creation on meta, then publication on wmf wiki. NonvocalScream 23:54, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
  Done though please follow the above advice to create the pages on meta first so that they can be translated properly. Thanks. —Sean Whitton / 14:53, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, of course. Thank you, SPQRobin (inc!) 15:03, 26 August 2008 (UTC)


Issued (thanks for your patience). --Aphaia 16:35, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


You are entitled to an account through your internal/board membership. However, please draft your translations on Meta-Wiki first, so that other users can edit them and they can be copyedited. (Meta-Wiki is the workspace for translation.) Cbrown1023 talk 22:32, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Done. --Aphaia 16:41, 6 October 2008 (UTC)


REX is very active in translation. I see no reason why he should not receive an account. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:37, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done The password for "REX" has been sent to rex Cbrown1023 talk 23:26, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account created


  • Email: Special:EmailUser/Ellywa
  • I am the chair of Wikimedia Nederland.
  • I would like to be able to maintain the pages about Wikimedia Nederland on the Foundation website. Currently the contact adress needs updating for instance.

Thanks, Ellywa 10:26, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

I have no problems with this. Cbrown1023 talk 21:40, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done Your account is created. bastique demandez! 21:26, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you all very much for your support. Ellywa 07:33, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

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  • sysop: commons:user:finnrind, no:user:finnrind
  • e-mail:removed
  • reason:I believe I could help out updating fundraising messages etc., especially in Scandinavian languages (nb, nn, sv, da). I write nb,nn and en, read da, sv and de and have a basic understanding of nl and it. I've got some experience in adding messages in other languages as well from commons [6]. I'm not really sure what it takes to get an account registred, if it's a big deal I'll just keep leaving translations&fixes(&nagging when my browser isn't purging templates within templates) here at Meta.
  • Regards, Finn Rindahl 18:43, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
I endorse and support Finn, he would be a great asset on the Foundation wiki (especially now in these fundraiser times). Jon Harald Søby 19:31, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Thx, password received. Finn Rindahl 11:03, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
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Hillgentelman is active with zh-hans/zh-hant/zh-yue translations. Cbrown1023 talk 21:32, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
  Done - sorry for the delay. —Sean Whitton / 18:38, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! Have a good day. Hillgentleman 14:04, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Rejected requests


Why? For helping in polish language ...

Importent please make redirection from Dary_pieniÄ™ÅCne to Dary_pieniężne

Thank you for volunteering to help out with translations! Translations should be started and completed on Meta-Wiki, so you don't need an account to help out with them. To help out with Polish translations, you should probably contact Wpedzich and visit Translation teams/pl. Cbrown1023 talk 21:11, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Hrm... it also seems that you aren't really an admin on any of the projects you listed above, so you don't meet the requirements (unless you are a member of a committee or chapter). Cbrown1023 talk 23:27, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Rejected. --Aphaia 23:38, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


  • Username: Mardetanha
  • Admin-project: fa:User:Mardetanha and also fawikt and fawikiquote and fawikisourse temp for 3 month
  • Email: XXX
  • Date filed:20:35, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

hi,i'm mardetanha i'd need acount for General assistance and maintenance as required for farsi projcet such (cleanup, copyedit, updating) and i am also able talk in azeri + turkish--Mardetanha talk 20:35, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi Mohsen. I'm glad to see how you're eager to get involved in this. I've seen how you're getting involved in different Wikimedia wikis; however, as far as I know you, I'm afraid you're not yet ready for an account on the foundation wiki, and it will do little good for you (if at all). I'd like to ask you to get involved in the translation process, instead. So please visit Wikimedia site translation priority list and see if you can help with translating the pages. Have fun, my friend! :) Huji 17:38, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your attention huji i will try to check Wikimedia site translation priority list and do my best.i hope by getting account on the Foundation would be more helpfull to project.having friend like you is honor for me--Mardetanha talk 18:14, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
You're more than welcome! I'll be glad to help you. Huji 18:16, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

I appreciate your enthusiastic interest but think you are still need to get more experienced, get more involved into meta things, etc. So currently this request is not accepted successfully. Your request in some months, with more experience, would be welcome, hopefully. --Aphaia 23:06, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks AphaiaWhere there is a will there is a way.--Mardetanha talk 23:55, 20 April 2008 (UTC)


  • TXiKi
  • arkaitz at berritxarrak dot net
  • I would like to help translating some pages to the basque language, such as the donations page. Actually, there is no an active user translating pages to this language. TXiKi 11:28, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Translations should be done on Meta: T. Cbrown1023 talk 19:49, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Hello. Sorry, but since I do not know you personally, do you have editors ready to speak up for you (preferably those who have accounts there already)? Thanks. --Aphaia 00:03, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
While TXiKi is active in some translation works, his or her last edit was dated in April 2008. Due to current inactivity, this request is rejected. --Aphaia 12:05, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


I use the English Wiki quite a bit, and would love to help out this Wikiproject in anyway possible. I have contributed several photographs to the Commons, and I can do Esperanto, German, Hebrew, Afrikaans and Yiddish translations (although my own knowledge of these languages is limited to the first three, I know fluent speakers in all five who can assist). -- 23:59, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering to do translations! We actually have a large amount of documents needing translation for the Fundraiser, can you possibly help on meta at Fundraising 2007? All other translations are also done on Meta, at T. Thanks again, Cbrown1023 talk 16:36, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
Hello, Cbrown1023 is right. And sorry, but since I do not know you personally, do you have editors ready to speak up for you (preferably those who have accounts there already)? Thanks. --Aphaia 00:00, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Now rejected. --Aphaia 12:02, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


  • I mostly work with the English Wikipedia right now.
  • I'm real interested in creating templates and all kinds of meta-stuff to make everything easier in Wikimedia.
  • Email: mistman123 hotmail
Please see the above requirements, specifically, "Link it to a Wikimedia project where you are an admin (see Help:Interwiki linking). If you are not an admin on any project, you must give the committee(s) or local chapters of which you are a member."
It would also be helpful to the people who create accounts if you show examples of your involvement on the Foundation level and perhaps draft your proposed templates on Meta (here). Cbrown1023 talk 01:21, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Without further input since March 2008, this request is now rejected. --Aphaia 12:01, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi! I am ABF@commonswiki and I am one of the 5 activest sysops there. I am often deleting threw the unknown-categorys and it might be possible that there will maybe be the need of removing an image I deleted, so I request an account there. abf /talk to me/ 11:59, 11 May 2008 (UTC) P.S. E-Mail adress is wikipediabaeren abf /talk to me/ 12:00, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

ABF - I think the images used on the WMF wiki are chosen carefully with correct licensing/source etc, so I'm surprised there'd be any that need removing. Are there any examples? Majorly (talk) 12:07, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, if you could list the image here, I'll be sure it gets delinked and deleted if it should not be on the wiki for licensing / source issues. The delinking part is easy, the deleting part would require a steward or board member. NonvocalScream 13:45, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
No it wouldn't. The image is hosted on Commons. Any user can remove it. Majorly (talk) 14:11, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
...and it is not "board members" who are sysops, see wikimedia:Project:Welcome. Cbrown1023 talk 16:33, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you both, I stand corrected. Very best, NonvocalScream 17:39, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
The concern is now resolved in another way, this request is rejected. --Aphaia 11:59, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


  • I've been an administrator on the English Wikipedia since March 2005; see w:User:SlimVirgin.
  • My e-mail address is slimvirgin at gmail dot com.
  • My reason for requesting an account is that I'm currently doing some research into cyberstalking on Wikimedia projects, with a view to writing a paper proposing to the Foundation ways it might be alleviated. I'd therefore like to become familiar with the way proposals are made to the Foundation, with its policies and resolutions, and I'd like to be able to ask questions and make suggestions on the site. I'd also like to be able to do some copyediting, as since starting this research I've noticed a few pages that would benefit from it. SlimVirgin (talk) 09:03, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your interest, while normally I don't touch a request from English community specially Wikipedia (we have Mike Snow, and he knows that better), I am afraid you misunderstand the site and its purpose.
It is not a discussion place. Only a result of discussions on the other places are published, so most of your reasons are irrelevant. Also it is a public wiki for visitors, not private, so all materials are open to your eyes. You can be familiar with contents without account.
For policies, they are discussed on public places including meta and foundation-l, otherwise private channels, like for the board.
Resolutions are discussed on the channels for Board or high level staff of Foundations. If you want to join the discussion, you must be the board member or a high level staff of the Foundation, like Executive Director or General Counsel. I am on some closed channels, as a committee member, but I haven't seen any discussion about future resolutions, unless I drafted it as a committee member and send them a proposal to consider.
Copyediting are expected to do on meta. Drafts may be found on meta, as Translation requests subpages.
Cheers, --Aphaia 09:26, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
This request now looks safely to be archived; unless any input from Comcom members come within 7 days, this request is to be rejected. --Aphaia 12:06, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


i'm one of the admin of Haitian creole Wikipedia and Haitian creole Wikisource. I require user account on wikimedia foundation website in order to edit the donation translation page into haitian creole and for other further contribution in haitian creole. Cbrown invite me cordially to do the donation message translation.

Thanks in advance --Masterches 22:04, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

As I said via e-mail, you can work on the Donation message translation on Meta with other translation: Donate. :-) Thank you your interest! Cbrown1023 talk 22:10, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
ok nice, i'm doing it ! quickly delivered. See you soon. --Masterches 21:50, 6 January 2008 (UTC)


  • Username: Nameless
  • Admin-project: Nameless
  • Email: Nameless (at) oleco (dot) net
  • Date filed: 14:34, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi! I'd like to upload some updated maps on wikimedia. So, I request for an wikimedia account. Thanks. --Nameless, 13:34, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi, you don't seem to be an admin on de.wikipedia ([8]). Please see above, only admins are given access to the wmf wiki. Cheers, Majorly talk 13:42, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
There is, however, another Wikimedia Foundation project called Wikimedia Commons, a central media repository for all free media. Please consider uploading your media there. That way, all of the other Wikimedia projects can use them too. This will also allow visitors to search for, view and use our media in one central location. --Az1568 16:19, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
As rightly Az1568 pointed out, this request lacks valid concern, and therefore to be rejected, unless other Comcom member endorses. --Aphaia 11:57, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
The following discussion is closed: Account not created


  • en:Mehrdadd , az:Mehrdad
  • Az an bureaucrat and admin in Azerbaijani Wikipedia, I would like to translate the Fundraising template for Azerbaijani Wikipedia. Please help by providing an account on Fundation Wiki or other practical alternatives.
  • Can contact me via email facility in my user page.

Thank you. --Mehrdad 14:44, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Hello. Sounds nice, but sorry for now, since I do not know you personally. Do you have editors ready to speak up for you (preferably those who have accounts there already)? Also you can help translation here on meta. Thanks. --Aphaia 00:02, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  Not done Given this is not forthcoming I'm going to close this request for now. —Sean Whitton / 19:06, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
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This request is a bit unusual, since I am requesting an account for the bot User:CommonsDelinker. I have recently seen User:Meno25 removing a lot of red links pointing to deleted or replaced images on Commons [9]. This is typically the job of CommonsDelinker, who is also able to replace one image by a similar one when the first is going to be deleted. CommonsDelinker is already working on all wikis hosted by the Foundation. It is not yet working on the foundation website because this wiki is closed. CommonsDelinker works pretty well so there is no real danger in letting him removing ugly red links on the foundation website.

You can contact User:Siebrand for the account (he has his email enabled). guillom 09:34, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

There is/was an relevant discussion on the feedback page. I think at that time it was assured there would be no room/need for CommonsDelinker for that wiki since such deletion should be informed beforehand but argh ... I think we rather should not make a room of it or its need on wmf wiki, no? (That is why I strongly recommend to store images locally ...). In other words, I agree those red links are ugly but I cannot welcome CommonsDelinker to that wiki: it looks like sort of morale hazard ... it is sad that I need to say again Commons saddens me. --Aphaia 09:43, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
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I would like to work on Polish translation. Vuvar1 03:30, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering to help with translations! All translations are done on Meta-Wiki, you can find out more information on T. :-)
I suggest that for pl translations, you contact Wpedzich and view Translation teams/pl. Cbrown1023 talk 21:05, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Any reason this user can't help too? Majorly (talk) 14:03, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
No reason at all, I am asking him to help out. Translations are done on Meta-Wiki, as I have stated. Cbrown1023 talk 16:15, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, it read like you'd prefer him to edit on Meta rather than directly on the WMF site itself. Majorly (talk) 16:20, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
No problem at all, it read that way because it was supposed to. :-) Translations are supposed to be done on Meta-Wiki, Transcom discourages all translation work being on the WMF site itself (not everyone can patricipate / can't be copyedited as easily / etc). Cbrown1023 talk 16:22, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

As said, we thank you for volunteering. Joining the team is a good idea - Wpedzich may welcome you and give information. At this moment, I am not sure if you need an access: you are not yet involved into translation even on meta. --Aphaia 18:00, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

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Petar Marjanovic

  • I am administrator on the Wikimedia CH website (to look that the website is up-to-date and to translate things to other languages [because the website is multilangue]). The website is not a Wikimedia project, but a Wikimedia CH project
  • Username: see above; most active on german-speaking Wikipedia: w:de:User:Dodo von den Bergen
  • E-Mail address: elpietro.spam (at) gmail (dot) com [yes! It's forwarding the mails to my really e-mail addresss]
  • My name is Petar Marjanovic, formally known as Dodo von den Bergen. I herby request an account on Wikimedia Foundation's wiki; I'd like to translate pages into German and clean up/formate articles.
  • --Petar Marjanovic 14:54, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for offering help. However as for German translation, there is a team and coordinators, so I'd rather recommend you to join the team, instead of working directly on the website separately from them. See Translation teams/de for more information. Thanks. --Aphaia 18:04, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
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Hi, I'm Consta and I'd like to request an account in wikimedia foundation. I would like to help in the translation of main page and the other pages there, also and in their maintainance. I would still like to help in the creation of Greek wikimedia foundation. Ιf you, finally, accept me there, I will make my duties as long as better I can. --Consta 14:48, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for volunteering to help with translations! All translations are done on Meta-Wiki, you can find out more information on T. :-)
Also there are requirements as said on the above (sysop on some wikimedia wiki etc.) I don't know personally so cannot make a decision now. Do you have editors ready to speak up for you (preferably those who have accounts there already, including user:Geraki)? Thanks! --Aphaia 18:07, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
  Not done I don't think such endorsements are forthcoming so I'm rejecting this request for now. —Sean Whitton / 18:30, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
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Hi, my username is Firilacroco and I'm a sysop on the Romanian Wikiquote. I'd like to have an account at the Wikimedia Foundation for administrative actions. The other sysop from there didn't do anything at the Wiki Foundation and I think that it's important to have an eye about what happens there. Thank you and I hope you'll aprove my request. --Firilacroco 11:52, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

What do you mean by "administrative actions"? Aphaia's response to SlimVirgin below may be helpful for you to read. If you wish to be kept up-to-date on Foundation matters and discuss them, please consider signing up for foundation-l. Another way to "have an eye about what happens there" (on Foundationwiki) is by just watching Recentchanges. However, most major changes will be announced the foundation-l mailing list. Cbrown1023 talk 20:37, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  Not done Keeping smaller communities up to date with WMF stuff is great, so please do sign up the mailing list. I don't think that a WMF wiki account is relevant here though. —Sean Whitton / 18:29, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
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Since requests are not being handled quickly (and because most translation work is done on Meta), would you mind working on Meta-Wiki? See requests, existing translations, and the Russian team. Cbrown1023 talk 21:33, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
Sure :-) ~ Aleksandrit 23:03, 24 July 2008 (UTC)
  Not done Please translate on meta per Casey. —Sean Whitton / 18:23, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
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User:ZaDiak, administrator on el.wikiversity, Beta Wikiversity, also contributor in el.wikipedia and el.wiktionary
zadiak1993 (at) gmail (dot) com
Maintenance of Greek pages, translate (if necessary) and generally anything that needs to be done. --ZaDiak 17:10, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
  • As I said below, please make sure you do most translation work on Meta-Wiki (requests, existing) because Meta-Wiki is where translations are supposed to be done (not directly on the wiki) and because new accounts aren't being created very quickly. Cbrown1023 talk 19:27, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Okay--ZaDiak 21:06, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

  Not done Please translate on meta per Casey. —Sean Whitton / 18:20, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
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You can help out with translations here on Meta-Wiki. Unfortunately requests on this page for accounts have not been fulfilled since March, so there's not much you can do with the feedback page (although a lot of the stuff posted there can be answered). Cheers, Majorly talk 14:09, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
I know that I can help with translation here ;), but I'd like to upload translations from Meta. Sorry if it isn't possible. <flrn> 14:25, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
Yep, unfortunately, no one is attending to this page for some reason. Hopefully they will soon. Majorly talk 14:29, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
In the meantime, you can do translations here like Majorly suggests and I will upload them to the wiki (like I do for every language...). You can still watch for comments on the feedback page in the meantime too, just like Majorly does. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:57, 26 July 2008 (UTC)
  Not done Please do help out with translations on Meta. Once you've established yourself with this, you can request an account again for uploading. Thanks. —Sean Whitton / 18:16, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
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Anonymous Dissident

  • Username: Anonymous Dissident
  • Admin-project: Meta, en.wp, Wikispecies, Commons,
  • Email: Chippi(underscore)75(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • Date filed: 10:30, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

To be honest, I don't have a truly specific task I'd be devoted to. Much like AGK a few requests below, I'd just be interested in the general improving of pages, in regards to formatting, grammar, spelling, tidying and such. If this is not a good enough reason to have an account created, I fully understand and have no qualms with that. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 10:30, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. You are welcome to propose your new formatting on meta instead. --Aphaia 06:28, 10 August 2008 (UTC)


Those can be posted to Wikimedia site feedback, that one should be watchlisted by a few. NonvocalScream 02:11, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Formatting changes? Wouldn't it be infinitely simpler if I just did the many changes I'll end up making myself? What is the harm in me having an account and just doing it myself? ----Anonymous DissidentTalk 02:49, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I gathered from your initial request that you would not have any specific task you were devoted to. Now it appears that you want to do "many formatting changes". Can you example a formatting change you would like to make. NonvocalScream 03:10, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Uh, I still have no specific task. I just recall seeing places on the wiki where I think I could clean some things up, improve the formatting to be more reader friendly, and so on. I expect to be active, but my task remains general and non-specific. If you like, I will humour you and go through the foundation wiki looking for pages I can improve, but I see this as rather pointless. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 03:12, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I am not looking to be humored. I was only looking for one example. NonvocalScream 03:17, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Actually, disregard my above. I don't suggest an account for this purpose. Suggest to copy the source and paste to wikimedia site feedback if there is an edit the contributor would like done. Regards, NonvocalScream 03:18, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, sure, you're perfectly allowed to say that. If for no reason other than my own interest, I'd just like to know why I'd be incapable of making the additions myself, if I were only given an account. It seems to me that a mere account is becoming like a god-like status on the Foundation wiki. Why should one need to go to request minor changes on this wiki? Is having an account really such a volatile thing that I cannot be trusted to correctly make a change which I actually am trusted to request? --Anonymous DissidentTalk 03:28, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I'm not exactly sure how to answer this. Please bear with me if I don't address the points exactly. I don't think it is a god-like status to have an account. Additionally, I don't think anyone questions the amount of trust the community has in you. You are a valued, very valued contributor. I think it is less of a trust issue, and more of a utility issue. That is to say, that for an account, I believe they would like to see a specific task and purpose. And who knows, they might disregard my recommendation and decide to create your account. I hope this meets you well, and I apologize if there was any misunderstanding from me about this. Regards, NonvocalScream 03:36, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for the reply, and also for your kind words. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 05:28, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

I rather would like you to work on drafts at meta: Thank you for your offer, but I prefer to keep meta version and the wmf one consistent. --Aphaia 06:18, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Fine. If having an account on the Foundation wiki is such a big deal, I think I'd rather not be involved anyway. --Anonymous DissidentTalk 07:31, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

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  • Username: Mardetanha
  • Admin-project: fa:User:Mardetanha and also fawikt and fawikiquote and fawikisourse and fawikibooks and Meta
  • Email: Mohsensalek -AT- gmail Dot com
  • Date filed:20:35, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

hi,i'm mardetanha i'd need acount for General assistance and maintenance as required for farsi projcet such (cleanup, copyedit, updating) and i am also able talk in azeri + i am here with more experiences. --Mardetanha talk 07:37, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello. I can't even consider this request without a valid e-mail in it :)Sean Whitton / 11:48, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Added Sean --Mardetanha talk 12:00, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
We already have an active farsi translator in Huji, we don't need another one ...--Cometstyles 12:21, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
sorry i think you are not in position to conclude that --Mardetanha talk 13:21, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
That is very much not true Cometstyles. Huji is a very good translator, but he's also very busy in real life. It also works best when we have multiple translators working on the source on Meta-Wiki.
Mardetanha, you are definitely trustworthy. However, I'd like to see more activity on the Meta translation pages (that is where all translations are supposed to be done). See T. If you have a few translations already done on Meta-Wiki that I have overlooked, please reply back here with links. Cbrown1023 talk 13:43, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Sure most recent farsi translation on meta have done by me beside precious help of huji.and also i am Az native which may help use there and here :) --Mardetanha talk 13:47, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
Some of my major translation activity one two tree --Mardetanha talk 13:52, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Mardetanha, I appreciate your involvement, but there are many incomplete and important translations. Seeing these, I am not sure if you need it right now or you are really interested in. Frankly saying I appreciate your energy to get us to create an account, but have not been very impressed with your translation activity. Thanks. --Aphaia 13:55, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

To be honest I don't translate to impress any one. when i feel some thing is urgent for translation i don't hesitate .About my other translation activity you may ask erik moller. of course i accept you there is lots of unfinished translation is still in the way but i have priority plan for myself.
and for me wikimedia foundation has high priority .of course if you need some people from fawiki to speak for me surely there are alot of them and i think huji can endorse my request as he did for previous time --Mardetanha talk 14:30, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
It's not about trust, we already know you're trustworthy (just like you were back then). However, you haven't translated anything that has to do with the Foundationwiki yet. (See Wikimedia site translation priority list for a place to start.) I'm sure after you've shown a need for an account by translating a few pages into the language(s) you mentioned, there would be no problems with an account being issued. Cbrown1023 talk 14:43, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
  Not done - please get some more experience translating at meta before applying for this account. Thanks. —Sean Whitton / 11:12, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
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  • email: thundergod1919 AT live DOT co DOT uk
  • I am an administrator at the Tok Pisin Wikipedia (by meta permissions) - see this link. I would like an account on the Foundation Wiki to carry out discussion with your Head of Communications, Mr Jay Walsh, since I am wanting to make contact with radio and media across Papua New Guinea, to advertise the fact that the Tok Pisin Wiki is extremely short of editors, and we need to start getting people in the Tok Pisin speaking communities aware that we are here. I need to communicate and keep contact with your PR Team as this is the first time I will have carried out any PR work connected to Wikipedia and don't want to put my foot in it.
  • Signature: Iceflow 18:19, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Discussion like that doesn't happen on Foundationwiki. If you would like to contact Jay Walsh, please e-mail jwalsh If you would like to translate documents for the Foundationwiki, you can do that on Meta. Cbrown1023 talk 20:41, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  Not done agree with Cbrown1023, WMF wiki not for this. E-mail Jay off-wiki :)Sean Whitton / 09:07, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
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I paticipate for Wikimedia Brasil.I want an account on the Foundation site because i want to write and upgrade the pages about Wikimedia Brasil.I'm active in Portuguese Wikipedia

Thank you for your interest but your request is rejected since:

  • Your request doesn't prove you are qualified for requesting.
  • You are no active translator on meta so your need for the access is not certain.

Cheers, --Aphaia 04:57, 24 November 2008 (UTC)