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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, Ameisenigel. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 12:45, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: InvitationEdit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021Edit

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:09, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

translation units should be placed by the translate extension, not manuallyEdit

Is it possible for unregistered editor?

If not, then how, on your POV, for me to do it (adding some TUs there's obviously needed) if not writing straight to text for you (or other administrator) to do as you've exactly done next? 00:18, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi. Every time when someone edits a translatable page, a translation administrator is needed to mark the page for translation again. This is done at Special:PageTranslation. If you mark a page for translation and there are new translation units, the Translate-Extension places translation units automatically and it looks like the TA has made an normal edit with the comment Marked this version for translation. If you want to have a page marked for translation, you can contact me or one of my colleagues or write at Meta talk:Babylon. Best regards --Ameisenigel (talk) 07:47, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Hello. Thank you. I got it (about where to ask page to be marked for translation), but still don't get how to add (for me) to the page needed translation units? Can I do it on the same pages you wrote? I mean... How to make you (or your colleagues) understand how do "I see it" (meaning placing new translation units to the text)? Your remark (topic) that's why I ask you for another way to do it but still confused about how to. Any example or way I chose (writing TUs straight to the text for you or your colleagues see it and repeat it but as real TUs through the translation extension already) is the best known way? 14:17, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
The translation units are generated automatically everywhere, where a new paragraph starts. If it is necessary to split units, e.g. if lists are getting to long, you can split them with </translate> (end of translatable text) and <translate> (beginning of translatable text). Otherwise it is not necessary to place units, because this happens automatically. --Ameisenigel (talk) 16:30, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Like that? Will TUs appear there automatically or I missed something? 17:44, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
Yes, everything is correct. --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:48, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
TAL ;) 19:40, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

The Inuka Team: We need your help.Edit

Hello Ameisenigel,

Thank you so much for all the work you do in translating pages marked for translation. It is great to have you doing so much work to ensure that knowledge is available in other languages. Once again, we will need your help in translating the pages below to the language you know:

Please, don't feel pressured to finish all the translation; it is okay to translate some of the pages.

UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 02:42, 3 March 2021 (UTC)


Could you help me with two things? 1) I would like to propose that there are not two different translations, one into Portuguese and one into Brazilian Portuguese, but just Portuguese, as we do on the That's because there are many not-translated pages, and to contemplate the two variants would require double work, where do I propose this? 2) I categorized some translated pages, could you check if I did it correctly or if I shouldn't have done it? For example: Translations:Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations/Discussion/34/pt-br. --Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 08:42, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

Let me first answer 2) In this case it would be better to make Category:Universal Code of Conduct translatable. Since the page itself is categorized with [[Category:Universal Code of Conduct{{#translation:}}]] it would be automatically added to the sufficient subcategory. If you add the category to a translation manually this translation unit would be added to the category as well, what should not happen. Regarding 1) I would propose this on Meta talk:Babylon. Afterwords you can request the change on Phabricator. --Ameisenigel (talk) 08:55, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. About "2": I should uncategorize these "translation unit pages" that I categorized then, correct?--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 08:58, 9 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes --Ameisenigel (talk) 09:01, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

A Community Wishlist Survey update waiting for translationEdit

Hello! Would you be able to translate the newest update about the Community Wishlist Survey 2022? In short: instead of November 2021, the CWS will happen in January 2022. We would also like to make other improvements. We can't do that without having the volunteers' opinions. This is what we ask for in the message.

After the weekend, I'll send this to all Village Pumps, Cafes, Forums, etc. Our team would like as many people as possible not to ignore this message. Let's remove the language barrier.

Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) 01:29, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Bitte for translationEdit

Lieber Ameisenigel, would you be so kind as to mark those pages for translation:

Only if you have Zeit & Lust natürlich! Viele liebe Grüße Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 18:42, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

@Christoph Jackel (WMDE): Bitteschön, I have marked them for translation. Liebe Grüße --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:11, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
Grazie thousand fois ;) Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 19:20, 5 February 2022 (UTC)

Marking for translationEdit

Hello! Could you please mark for translation the following pages:

And also could you please move this page to this and mark for translation. I would be very grateful!--ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 10:16, 9 February 2022 (UTC)

@ValentynNefedov (WMUA): 1&3 was done by @Ата: so I have just   Done 2 and the page move. Best regards --Ameisenigel (talk) 15:34, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!--ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 15:42, 9 February 2022 (UTC)
Hello! Sorry for disturbance but I believe it would not take too much time. Could you, please, mark following pages for translation: first and second. Thanks.--ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 08:56, 16 February 2022 (UTC)
@ValentynNefedov (WMUA): No problem,   Done. --Ameisenigel (talk) 09:04, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

Köpfchen für WMDE-WerteEdit

Lieber Ameisenigel, ich wollte für die finale Fassung der Werte den Kopf (wie auf Wikipedia) anpassen, aber das kann ich mangels Rechte ja gar nicht. Wärst du so lieb und unterstützt mich wieder hier? Wäre voll nett. Schöne Grüße Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 14:02, 27 April 2022 (UTC)

Kein Problem,   Done --Ameisenigel (talk) 16:58, 27 April 2022 (UTC)
Jetzt habe ich doch wieder manuell rumgepfusct. Wir bleiben nämlich doch lieber bei 5 Tabs und nehmen die aktuellen Werte (ab der MV im Mai) an zweiter Stelle. Ich habe das jetzt im Template:Wikimedia_Deutschland/Dialogue_on_organizational_values_2021-2022/header so gemacht, wie es sein sollte. Kannst du es schon wieder fixen? Die Doku hilft mir irgendwie nicht weiter, bin zu blöd, sie zu verstehen   Liebe Grüße Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 13:56, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Da war jemand schneller. Ich hoffe, das ist jetzt so, wie es sein soll. --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:04, 28 April 2022 (UTC)
Ja, der liebe Pppery. 1000 Dank. Mitte/Ende Mai wird dich Julia Kirchner nochmal um translate-Tags bei den verabschiedeten Werten bitten, wenn das ok ist. Viele Grüße Christoph Jackel (WMDE) 07:04, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

Event Registration Tool: Demo and Invitation to Test Session 1Edit

Thank you for your interest in joining the first session of our office hour on Event Registration Tool. As a reminder, the office hour will be on July 21, 2022 at 17:00 UTC.

You may join the meeting using this Zoom meeting link. You may also send an email to to be included in the Google Calendar invite.

Thank you.


IBrazal (WMF) (talk) 11:20, 21 July 2022 (UTC)

Mark for translationEdit

Hi @Ameisenigel. Could you please mark Deoband Community Wikimedia/Members for translation? Thanks, ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:13, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done --Ameisenigel (talk) 17:34, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Request for translationEdit

Hello, I have a message for the German-speaking Wikimedians. It's quite long, so I'll understand if you aren't able to translate it quickly. It's critically important, though, so I feel I must ask you to do me a favor 🙏

Could you spend some time on that?

I've asked two other volunteers already. I hope you would be able to get this done collectively. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 20:05, 20 August 2022 (UTC)

Seems like someone else was faster --Ameisenigel (talk) 03:41, 22 August 2022 (UTC)
It's OK, I see you've added a few translations yourself :> Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 15:06, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

Wikisporadic Newsletter: September 2022Edit

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Hi! Why did you discourage User:Jon Harald Søby/diffedit and User:Jon Harald Søby/diffedit-i18n from translation? I just noticed it now. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 09:02, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Hi, most user pages at Special:PageTranslation are discouraged from translation. Of course they can be translated as well. Feel free to encourage for translation if you think that this is appropriate. --Ameisenigel (talk) 09:30, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

translation helpEdit

Do you mind marking this for translation? --Zblace (talk) 12:36, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

  Done --Ameisenigel (talk) 13:04, 15 October 2022 (UTC)