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Alternate healing tips chapterEdit

I suggest starting of alternate healing tips chapter here that can benefit many with new easy healing tips.

Please give a thought!

Dr. Rekhaa 18:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Link on

Hi, Aphaia! I saw that you were the last one who changed the page MediaWiki:Boardvote_entry/de on that wiki last year. Since this year's votes are also going via the same page, it would be good to update the link for the candidates - pointing currently to 2007 - to this year's candidates. I left a message over there, but am not quite sure whether it will be read there or not. Regards, --Angela H. 17:29, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

:o /me huggles Angela H. I think that was the bug that was causing all of these problems we've been having with the interface... I've asked the current Election Committee to delete all the messages on that wiki that shouldn't be there. Thank you! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:47, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
No problem, you're welcome. :-) --Angela H. 12:44, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

robots.txt 変更についてEdit


Bugzilla に 日本語版ウィキペディア内部での議論に基づき robots.txt の変更が提出された際、Aphaiaさんから、他の日本語版ウィキプロジェクトの合意がないという異議がありました[1]

(Bugzilla で発言された「Aphaia」さんとこちらのAphaiaさんは同一人だと認識しておりますが、もし誤解であれば、ご容赦ください。また、その場合は、その旨をご指摘いただければ幸いです。)

そこで、robots.txt 変更の合意形成に関して、二三、相談させてください。

一点目。おっしゃるとおり、robots.txt の変更は、日本語版ウィキペディア以外の日本語版ウィキプロジェクトに影響を与えるものだと私も理解しています。ただ、「利用者:」「利用者‐会話:」などに関してはともかく、「Wikipedia:投稿ブロック依頼」などに関してはたしかに技術上は全ての日本語版ウィキプロジェクトに影響を及ぼすものの、実際上は日本語版ウィキペディア以外の日本語版ウィキプロジェクトに影響をほとんど及ぼさないものと考えています。「利用者:」「利用者‐会話:」については日本語版ウィキプロジェクトの横断的な合意が必要なのだとしても、「Wikipedia:投稿ブロック依頼」のような「Wikipedia:」というプリフィクスが付くものについては日本語版ウィキペディア内部での合意で十分なのではないかと、私個人は考えています。この点について、Aphaiaさんはどのようにお考えになるでしょうか。

二点目。日本語版ウィキプロジェクトの横断的な合意を形成するとした場合、個々の日本語版ウィキプロジェクトの適切な場所で個別に合意を取っていくべきか、メタ・ウィキペディアMeta Wikimedia で一括して合意を形成するべきか。この点について、Aphaiaさんはどのようにお考えになるでしょうか。

三点目。もし、メタ・ウィキペディア Meta Wikimedia で一括して合意を形成するべきとした場合、もしくはそれでも許容できるとした場合、その適切なページはどこになるでしょうか。

以上、お知恵をお借りできれば幸いです。--Mizusumashi 04:22, 2 August 2008 (UTC)--修正:05:25, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Mizusmashiさん。”メタ・ウィキペディア"と繰り返しておられますが、このサイトはそのような名前ではありません。Meta Wikimedia もしくは Meta といいます。どうぞご記憶ください。
その認識を改めていただけないうちは、正直、Mizusumashiさんとお話する意義を失礼ですが感じません。以上お返事。--Aphaia 05:04, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
申し訳ありません。ご指摘のとおり、「メタ・ウィキペディア」というのは単なる名称としても間違っており、またその示唆する機能からみても間違っておりました。このような誤りをおかしたことについては、Meta Wikimedia の機能について誤解していたわけではありませんが、やはり私がウィキペディアにとくに親しんでいたことからくる視野の狭さがあったかもしれません。この点を含め、謝罪いたします。
私の誤りによりご不快の念を抱かせてしまったとすれば恐縮ではありますが、やはりお知恵をお借りしたく、上記の各点についてご意見をお聞かせ願えれば幸いです。--Mizusumashi 05:25, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
「Wikipedia:」というプリフィクスが付くものについては日本語版ウィキペディア内部での合意で十分というのは一見その通りですが、ns:4 の指定がどのような仕方で行われるかにもよります。ですので実装依存の話でもあり、いただいた情報だけでは意見を求められてもご返答いたしかねます。また私の意見は私個人の意見であり、そもそも、ここで私が意見をいうことに何か意味があるとは考えません。
お答えになりましたら幸いです。--Aphaia 10:50, 4 August 2008 (UTC)
お忙しい中、お返事、ありがとうございました。--Mizusumashi 13:17, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Current staffEdit

Hi, the Frank Schulenburg and Sara Crouse lines (line #34-35) from Translation requests/WMF/Current staff/id should be added to Current staff/id (wmf) too. :) Thanks! ~Rex••talk•• 07:19, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh thanks for heading up! Darn, import doesn't work well. I'll add them soon! --Aphaia 07:21, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


hi, I've completed the translation for Donate/vec. can you submit it? thanks. 10:51, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

I am going to have Nick review it first. Cbrown1023 talk 14:50, 3 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi, i read you are active in translating - can you tell me if there is a way to join or form a group in relation to english to italian and it to en translations? Just in case, i am logged in to Skype and to Yahoo Messenger under the nick itemirus


I was one of the people who researched Poetlister's sockfarm in 2007. Not sure whether the talk page or main page is appropriate for that level of involvement. Either way, thank you for your efforts. Durova 12:17, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

I am not sure if it is related to 2007 issue. The edits and checkuser results we have recently concerned are as far as I know mostly dated 2008, and the oldest ones I reminded was back to early winter of 2007. I personally think maybe the old discussion is better to be kept away, since it is not relevant for most of us to argue if there was a sockfarm as of early 2007. The issue now is rather if the same user launched a new sock farm after 2007 banning and what was encompassed by this new farm. Regarding another talk page discussion, I think we are better to keep the discussion as narrow as possible to make it clear what is now to resolve immediately.--Aphaia 12:25, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
If that's your opinion then that's a sensible approach. Without attempting to point fingers--obviously there was more to this than anyone realized for a long time--I wanted to say something in the spirit of improving communication between wikis. Moving forward, let's think what we can do to avert similar problems from replaying. Durova 13:01, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your understanding. I agree with you: moving forward with enhancing cross wiki cooperation. Wisdom from the past and the other cases are welcome but reopening the past issue and ask for re-judging is another matter: at any rate they made the best decision at the given situation and the community supported it in each case? We needn't to go back to that point, while it would be useful for us all to find unfolded concerns in such past resolutions. As you noted, it is really an issue so I would like to keep being in a line first to handle the present issue, not revoking past grudges which may have better fora to resolve. --Aphaia 13:15, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedias challengesEdit

Dear Aphaia,

I've read the interviewthat Mr Dirk Riehle did to you and I found it very interesting.

In the end of this interview you mentioned that many of the smaller wikipedias face similar challenges as bigger one (e.g. the Korean Wikipedia vs Japanese Wikipedia). What kind of challenges do you refer to?

Thanks! --Manuel SH 19:21, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello, then I thought of such as: copyvio problem, NPOV dispute and other fierce confrontation in editing, communication problems (how to deal slow learning newbies, no collaborative editors etc), simple vandalism and so on ... shortly problems both in editing and in community management. I have friends who speak Korean and my words you mentioned was based on their observation. Cheers, --Aphaia 08:25, 30 September 2008 (UTC)


I am not a bad editor to Wikiquote. You are hurting my feelings greatly. Please be kind to me. -- 04:09, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Sorry I disagree. You didn't follow my warning and even removed it from your talk page. You didn't follow the policies and guidelines. You repeat copyvios when the others asked you to stop. You are no good editor in complying the US Law and policy project. You deserve what you get now in my humble opinion. --Aphaia 08:19, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, the reason I might've removed it was because I've read it and didn't want to keep it on there forever. I completely did not know that there were policies and guidelines of the US Law and policy project. I'm an extremely nice guy. Just please be nice to me and not hurt my feelings in the future. I can easily get upset, due to what I have of autism. -- 11:16, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

You didn't say you would follow the policy. There is no room for such people on the project. You said you read my warning message but your action showed you rejected: you restored your edits which had been removed due to copyright violation. It is ridiculous to hear you didn't know you should kept the law. Specially after once warned. You were warned but deliberately ignored it. It is no good reason to say then you were upset. Being upset is no reason to break the law and ignore the project policies.
I feel sorry to see you are so arrogant and selfish. There is no room for people who deliberately break laws and policies. --Aphaia 11:36, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, sorry. I just didn't know. As I've said, I'm extremely nice and do not mean any harm. Just please, treat me nicely. -- 17:10, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I replied you here. I think it is nice of myself. You harm the project: you vandalized and disrupted the other's trimming work and then ignored the warning against your vandalism. You can keep claiming to be nice but it is easy for you to say only in words. I have seen your action and so sorry disagree since you harm the project and disrupted the others' work to redeem your disruption. You said you are of autism, but it is not reason for me to allow you harm our project. Leaving you editing and thus harming the project is not nice at all even if it be nice for you. In other words I don't think of someone nice when he breaks the law and policy which he should be aware of (it is linked from everywhere), makes disruptions and nevertheless claims that people should be nice to him. It is not nice at all. Please realize you did harm the project and disrupt when people tried to get it back. It is not nice at all. Extremely not. Thanks for your understanding. --Aphaia 18:54, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I DO NOT vandalize and DO NOT disrupt. The user was not thinking clearly. He was assuming there was no video clip of the episode on the internet, even though there is now. -- 20:48, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

You say totally irrelevant things to the project mission. It should be trimmed and you disrupted. You added excessive quotes even after they were removed including by sysop hands. It is copyvio vandalism so you are a vandal. You said "He was assuming there was no video clip of the episode on the internet," but you are wrong in two points. I am a female and I reverted your edit because it was excessive in amount. "Internet video" is here totally out of topic. You are now trying to ignore you also reverted my edit which tried to enforce the policy, OK? It is far from being nice. Unless you admit you disrupted cleaning-up, you won't be allowed to be back to edit. --Aphaia 20:59, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

I would like to be back to edit, but I DID NOT add all the episodes. Other users do. I just like helping out on the page and being useful. I DO NOT have in mind of vandalizing. Or perhaps I could leave it to the other users to add episodes sometimes. -- 21:19, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

You added the removed content, even after warned. It is sure vandalism. --Aphaia 08:21, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

I was never warned even once. Socal gal at heart 21:57, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Socal gal at heart it was my confusion of you with the other editor. Sorry for that. But your revert was not welcome since you restored trimmed stuff which excesses our guideline. --Aphaia 08:21, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
I still wish I had at least gotten a warning. I too have autism, so I can't understand subtle messages at all. Socal gal at heart 06:28, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Re: Hi!Edit

Hello! :) --Geraki TL 07:28, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

User talk: on WikiquoteEdit

Well, for how long do you think the messages should stay on my talk page? I can't have them on there forever to be remembering about the time I was blocked, because it has completely ended. I need some help to keep me from thinking about that time. -- 16:05, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

It is not "your" talk page. It is assigned to the IP address which technically can be assigned to anyone by their ISP. You as an individual has no right to claim anything on its treatment regardless the fact that it is not your own property but of Wikimedia Foundation's. If you want to manage a user talk by yourself, as already advised, consider registration. Thanks. --Aphaia 17:01, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


I have updated Fundraising 2008/core messages/it. Where do I have to request the new version to be submitted? --Nemo 16:57, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Help us"jawikt"Edit


場違いとは承知してますが、ここでならば、連絡が取れると思い書き込ませていただいています。いま、jawiktが、ちょっと困ったユーザにかき回されています。CU等の措置もとってはいますが、場合によっては正面きった対応も視野に入れなければなりません。それに当たって、信頼できる人にお声がけをしています。Aphaiaさんには、お忙しいところ恐縮ですが、jawiktを覗いていただき、ご支援がたまわれませんでしょうか。--Mtodo 16:25, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

お世話になっています。週末他出がおおくすぐに反応できませんでした。いまから見に行きます。--Aphaia 03:33, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Chapter numberEdit

No problem!, I'll try to review it in the next days... Greetings, --Elisardojm 08:19, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Uploading to WMFEdit

Thanks Aphaia, missed you really. text is not rendering in rtl format, what can be the fix? thanks for your help in advance. --Mido 19:38, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

(Since fixed, btw. Cbrown1023 talk 21:48, 24 November 2008 (UTC))


Hello, you thanked me at my user talk page in November. Why? Best wishes, Leo Johannes 19:46, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Sinced you helped out "quick translation." Cheers, --Aphaia 00:49, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Please proofreadEdit

Aphaiaさん、こんにちは。Aphaiaさんが初版を作られた Fundraising 2008/thank you/ja の訳をやってみました。Aphaiaさんの目でチェックしていただけると幸いです。よろしくお願いします。--Was a bee 22:47, 3 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi! I saw that you are bureaucrat on en.wikiquote so I need little help from you about one problem. I tried to manage my global account (SUL) but I could not do that because I realized that there are other accounts with the same name on other wikimedia projects ( All these accounts are inactive, except on the Portugese Wikipedia (,,,,,,,, There is one account that was edited and filled with some data. That user has not edited his account since the 21st December 2005, the same day he opened his account. Furthermore, he has made only 5 edits in total. I opened my account on the Croatian Wikipedia on the 3rd May 2005 and I have made 1128 edits since then. According to Help:SUL I have the superior claim on this username, so I am asking you if you could help me in merging these accounts with mine, so I could have global account. Thanking you in advance. --Conquistador (talk) 01:10, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for heading up. I'm not sure if my answer pleases you, but we have a strict rule on usurpation. That says no automatic usurpation is given on your rationale on the above. Please go ahead q:WQ:USURP and follow the instruction with contact to the target account holder. Thanks! --Aphaia 01:59, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


Hello there Aphaia. In 2006, Pathoschild nominated this page for deletion. You opposed the nomination, saying that it had some historical importance to Japanese Wikimedians. However, what that significance was remained unexplained. I'd appreciate it if you could define why this page is historical and why it is of such great importance. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 13:54, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Can you explain it, please? —Anonymous DissidentTalk 07:51, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Luhmann and WikipediaEdit

Dear Aphaia, I'm a student at the IT-University of Copenhagen and I'm writing my master thesis on Wikipedia in which I'm analyzing the community using Etienne Wenger's theories of communities of practice and Niklas Luhmann's theories of social systems.

In that relation I read Dirk Riehle's interview with you and others from 2006. In this interview you said that you would "welcome philosophical inquiries like an analysis of a Wikipedia community using Luhmann’s sociological or Gatali-Dureuses’ rhizome model."[2]

I vould be very pleased if you would elaborate on that statement.

Why do you think Luhmann is relevant to Wikipedia?

Is it because of the complexity of Wikipedia? Or the relatively loose ties between Wikipedia users?

One of the key points of both Luhmann's and Wenger's social theories is that people in social systems/communities of practice form informal groups that aren't necessarily explicitly defined anywhere.

Do informal group dynamics play a roll in the collaborative workings of Wikipedia?

Thank you very much.

Niels Møller Christensen (Talk) nmc273(a) IT University of Copenhagen Rued Langgaardsvej 7, 3D 19 DK-2300 Copenhagen S --Nmc273 10:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for late reply because of my absence and I'm afraid my reply is too late to help you on that work, but your contact is very appreciated in sharing interest. I'll try to give some explanation soon. --Aphaia 17:08, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Getronics in JapaneseEdit

Hi Aphaia,

Can you please update the Japanese article about Getronics? There is too much English text it seems. Refer to the talk page and Dutch (nl) WP. Thanks in advance - Patio 09:46, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Request to restore chinesemusic.netEdit

Request to restore Thanks Aphaia!

Dear Aphaia

We already wrote Mike.lifeguard, he did not response

Spam blacklist Request to restore Spam filter is in error, please restore

Discussion on 新笛

Dear Mike.lifeguard

Wiki is in error. The inventor of 新笛 was 丁西林(1893—1974), not Zhang. see References 参考文献 Lee Yuan-Yuan and Shen, Sinyan. Chinese Musical Instruments (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 1999. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464039 Shen, Sinyan. Chinese Music in the 20th Century (Chinese Music Monograph Series). 2001. Chinese Music Society of North America Press. ISBN 1-880464047

Request to restore


Dr. Sinyan Shen

President Chinese Music Society of North America (CMSNA) CHICAGO SAN FRANCISCO TORONTO


Notice of removal of adminshipEdit


I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, you have been automatically stripped of your adminship. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2009 for details. Kind regards, —Anonymous DissidentTalk 15:23, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your notice. --Aphaia 17:05, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
As ever, adminship should be no big deal here, and if you want to be an admin again just ask someone to nominate you or nominate yourself. Cheers, Sj+ translate 03:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for dealing with the accounts on WMFACCOUNT. —Sean Whitton / 18:14, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome and thanks for dealing with the accounts there almost alone during several months! --Aphaia 16:41, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

My WMFACCOUNT requestEdit

Hi, perhaps you could explain your reasoning a bit more thoroughly for me to understand? As a sysop on six live projects, I'm fairly certain I can be trusted to edit a wiki, and personally I don't feel very inclined to start a new thread on the feedback noticeboard every time I notice a typographical error. If I go through and point out ten extremely specific errors, would you be willing to reconsider? –Juliancolton | Talk 14:02, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Julian,
I don't really think Aphaia is in a need to give a explanation why he/she didn't approve your account, it would be kind of strange if he/she change her mind if you point out ten errors, I'm pretty sure there where / are reason why they think you don't need a account that will probably not change if you point out a few errors.
Best regards,
Huib talk 19:51, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Wikiquote interviewEdit

More than a year ago, you have indicated that you're willing to conduct an interview for Wikipedia Signpost to promote better understanding and participation of Wikiquote. I am wondering if you're still interested in doing the interview. Thanks. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:28, 19 November 2009 (UTC)


Temp sysop flag granted. :-) --.snoopy. 19:02, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Grazie tanto :) --Aphaia 20:23, 30 March 2010 (UTC)


You do actually need to create the page though before I can support it :) --Herby talk thyme 14:33, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Uh-oh. And thanks for all your support with updating "voting" :) --Aphaia 14:59, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Long name test pageEdit

Hi, what is the purpose of link to the empty 255 char article while it's not there and may not be created?

Not known, for this kind of experiment you can use instead. --Aphaia 01:36, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

iroteso cozofmyDISABILITY,partofdeprob!Edit

-----Please note, I have [[Repetitive Strain Injury]] and find typing very hard. I use a form of shorthand, which may be difficult to understand. I can be contacted through MSN (sven70) or Skype (sven0921) if my meaning is unclear. 06:17, 7 June 2010 (UTC)



正直なところ、背中のいやな汗の感覚が消えません(笑)。とりあえず、書いた直後からウィキマニア関連のネタ、および、楽しい~については、日本語版ウィキペディアを題材にした各記事および日本の知の現実をちゃかす話としてはかなり上質の部類だと思っておりましたが、いかんせん、まさか世界会議の直前にそんな話をされるとは夢にも思っていませんでした。が、世界に向けて最初に発信したのは自分。自業自得と笑うしかありません。とりあえず、明日からウィキペディアに先駆けて今回の会議のスケジュールその他もろもろの記事内容を突っ込んでいきたいと思います。「適当」に。はい、思いっきり「適当に」。アンサイクロペディアですから。で、どうせ記事内容の訂正、会議の報告その他まったく動きやしないだろうウィキペディアを題材に記事の完成を急ごうかと思います。ついでに、本心から何を考えてるんだウィキメディア財団といわざるをえない、ウィキマニア2011の話題についても、世界に先駆けて色々と。わし、アンサイクロペディアンなんですけどね(苦笑)。 14:37, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

これはご丁寧にありがとうございます。いやよく調べておられるなと感服しておりました。私は現地入りしてからいろいろ調べはじめた口で……でも夏のハイシーズンに5万円はないとおもうの(あるとしてもサーチャージなしの値段、AirChinaがでサーチャージ込み9万円台、AirAsiaでクアラルンプール経由でもヘルシンキ周りより高いという話でした)。それはさておき、ええ、いろんな意見があるとおもいます。ハイファは不思議と議論になっていませんが&開催地を決めるのもボランティアによる選考委員会なんですがそれはおいといて、ひとつだけ。ウィキマニア2005は実は日本語コンテンツがもっとも充実している(いた)んですが、ただ細部を更新するのがめんどいのでメインページからはたどれないようになっています。詳しくはグーグル大先生にご相談ください :D
ではでは。--Aphaia 09:42, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
お母さん、まだ最高裁があるんだ!まだ最高裁があるんだ!」(今井正作「真昼の暗黒」ラストシーンより)。 12:21, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
ただいまの心境は、こんな感じです(映画パピヨンより。4分23秒以降を参照)・・・この場面は、脱走不可能と言われた悪魔島の刑務所から一度脱走に成功するも、住民の通報で再度官憲に捕まった主人公パピヨンが、数年におよぶ重営倉から出されたシーンになります。その際、同じく脱獄して捕まったゲイの仲間の死を看取る場面がまさに現在の心境にピッタリです。・・・値段の変更って、けっこういいネタだったのに(泣)。とりあえず、涙を拭きながら真相が明かされてしまった箇所の手直しに入りたいと思います。あ、ちなみにコメントアウト箇所と実際の文章のバイト数の差異が大きいため、差分で内容を閲覧する熟練のアンサイクロペディアンの方々には、確実にばれてます。いや、まぁ、しゃあねっす。あわせて、貴重な情報をありがとうございます。一定期間を置いてから、楽しいウィキペディアか、もしくは何か別の記事にでも使用してみたいと思います。 05:19, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
そこまでいわれちゃあしゃあねえなあ、新しい画像を投入してみましたよ。いや私がやったわけじゃないですけど。ええ。ところで太古の時代、Uncyclopediaのホスティングはウィキメディア財団がやっていたのはご存知でしたか? --Aphaia 22:36, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
あわせて、新画像の件ですが、一向にいつものジミーさんの顔しか出てこないのですが。・・・もし、日付が変わって出始めたらすいません。 13:55, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
とりあえず、Lilarojaさんの画像を見て色々と納得しました。・・・その前に、一瞬だけ噴出したことをお詫びします。あれはなかなかの奇襲攻撃でした。 12:25, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Core languagesEdit

Historical? How come... and are languages prioritized now? SJ · talk | translate 07:45, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for poking me, after a one-year break, I have no exact idea, we might possess no general list. As well technical possibility of enhancement, assess and rebuilding of our priority list is one of things I'd like to see. --Aphaia 10:24, 23 July 2010 (UTC)


ラオ語ウィキペディアの投票ページから来ました。ああいう悪い冗談のような反対に負けず、ラオ語ウィキペディアが発展しますように、お祈り申し上げます。がんばってください。--Aphaia 18:38, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Aphaia様。励ましの言葉、心から感謝します。できるだけ多くのラオス人の賛同と協力を得て、このラオ語版を育ってて行きたいのですが、思うように協力が得られないでいます。インターネット事情や口承文化から抜け出せないでいるラオス人がまだたくさんいることが関係しているかも知れません。lo.wiktionary.orgのようなボットの積極な活用やラオスでの編集ボランティア・チームの編成とか、あらゆる可能性を考えたいと思っています。近く良いご報告をすることができればです。Tuinui 10:35, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
地域社会との協力については、ベンガル語版ウィキペディアの取り組みが面白いように思います。編集講座を開いたり、BBCのベンガル語放送に取り上げてもらったり、foundation-lにもいくつか報告が過去にありますが、直接 Wikimedia Bangladesh にお問い合わせされるのがよいかと思います。
またボランティアチームの編成を学校等と協力して行っていくということでは、Wikimedia Foundation の Head of Public Outreach である Frank さん(にご相談されるのも一考かと思います。
ご報告お待ちしています^^--Aphaia 11:24, 24 July 2010 (UTC)


Salut! Merci pour tes corrections mais c'est aussi le wiki, n'hésitez pas ! :) --Aphaia 18:05, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

Arigato ! (hmm j'ai étudié un peu le japonais mais je ne me souviens que de quelques mots :( ) .
Nous nous sommes croisés à Gdansk je crois, mais je ne savais pas que tu parlais français, dommage... TCY 02:13, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Request for undeletionEdit

I would like to bring to your attention that I have just posted the following in the above mentioned section:

Any objection in having the same page in user space? Considering that was the decision of some other administrators concerning some pages that I started, undeleting the page could be a first step before moving it to user space. All this was referred to in the links of the first paragraph of my request. I could post the content to new subpage of my user space, but have chosen not to do it, to prevent that from being perceived as an act of disrespect or an attempt to circumvent an administrator's decision. If you feel comfortable with that, could you please carry the two steps consecutively? First, undeleting that page and next moving it into a new subpage of my user space. I hope I have been clear in my request and used the appropriate terminology, if not, please excuse my unfamiliarity and inexperience in dealing with these matters in English.


Virgilio A. P. Machado

Vapmachado 00:04, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Copyvios on ja.wikiEdit

Curiosity: is this still the current practice? --Nemo 19:33, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Ciao, do you mean "Deletion and GFDL"? I understand so, except one trivial thing. They are shifting to revdel "problematic" versions, so almost same. --Aphaia 23:44, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Requests for commentEdit

I wonder if you could honor me with some advice. I have been "cleaning up" and closing the Requests for comment. I reviewed all the old requests up to those closed from 2008. Before proceeding to the more recent ones I want to be sure that my procedures are correct, and that there is no conflict with some decisions made elsewhere that put in place different practices.


Virgilio A. P. Machado

Vapmachado 22:36, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

TranslatePage extensionEdit

Hi there, Aphaia! It was nice meeting you in Gdansk :)

Look, I was talking to Siebrand about the Page translation feature of the Translate extension, and how it would be great to help translations here on meta. He said he already talked to you a bit about this, and you might remember the discussion panel we had at Wikimania regarding this. See also this thread on translatewiki. So, what do you think?

Cheers, Waldir 11:50, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Greetings from TurkeyEdit

Hello there, I could only find you to be more or less active in these last months who have once established a connection with the Turkish community. I am no administrator or bureucrat in the community; but would like to know what has happened to the Turkish team of translators and members here in Meta. Don't you need anyone from here to translate what you have here to Turkish? Could you write to me from my Turkish wiki page (link is in my personal page here) if you have read this. Best, Stultiwikia 16:17, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Hope you're OKEdit

Hi Aphaia, we met in Alexandria, Cologne (Wikitrain) and Gdansk, I hope you, your family and friends are OK, and so are the fellow Wikipedians in Japan! Warmest greetings from Cologne, --Elya 12:23, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Seconded. I've heard you're alright from a friend, so just hang in there please! Kylu 18:27, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi girls! Big hugs. Thank you for your concern. I'm fine, my family is fine. My friends, including most of Wikimedians in Japan are fine too, some of them are still looking for their families or friends though. We all are shocked facing big difficulties but I believe we overcome the situation with love, courage and knowledge we've struggled to disseminate freely for years. --Aphaia 13:19, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Relieved to hear that! Please feel free to contact us if we can do anything to support you. --Elya 08:54, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
With earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and other threats in the wings, many people could survive Honshu, but only the Japanese could thrive there. I'm trying to persuade everyone I know to donate to one of the organizations helping with the rescue efforts and humanitarian missions there, with a little success. (Americans reading: Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to make a US$10 donation.)
I'm just glad to know you're safe, Aphaia. Kylu 14:22, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Aphaia,

In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2011. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 09, 2011. Kind regards, -- Dferg ☎ talk 22:45, 2 April 2011 (UTC)


Could you check it and place it under some category if to be kept? Thank you, Nemo 19:42, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for late reply. I comcur with Barras. This page looked just as created for test purpose and now we can (speedy-)delete it safely.

Happy editing and Easter! --Aphaia 07:51, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Translator, We need you!Edit

Dear Aphaia,

You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.

Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 01:00, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Interview at Wikimania 2011Edit

Hello Aphaia,

My name is Matthew Roth and I'm a Storyteller at the Wikimedia Foundation. We're exploring new ways to explain why Wikipedia is so special and we’ve started a Wikipedia Stories Project, where we’re chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community, especially editors and active contributors in the movement like you. I'll be traveling to Wikimania next month to collect stories for our 2011 Fundraiser. While there I'd love the chance to meet with you and hear your thoughts about Wikipedia. We’ll have a schedule of available times for you to sign up if you’re interested, but right now, we’d like to make the initial contact to gauge your interest. Please let me know by emailing me at or responding on my talk page.

thank you,

Matthew Roth

18:14, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

JP honorific title policy / TH project requestsEdit

Hello Aphaia!

  1. Could you please give me link(s) to those policy pages with a short summary? Please leave the like at my Thai Wikipedia talk page.
  2. Please take a look at Steward requests/Permissions

Thank you very much. --Taweetham 18:58, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Hi Taweetham, 't was nice to meet you, and sorry for my late response.

re 2: Sorry I might come back here too late so that I have no idea which particular request you mentioned. It might have been already archived. Could you please give me a more specific link?

re 1: It's no policy but a guideline (for differences, see English Wikipedia equivalent), (Manual of Style), and its appendix-like another guideline. Your concern is referred as on the below (copied and pasted):

From ja:WP:MOS



人物伝についてはWikipedia:スタイルマニュアル (人物伝)を参照

    * 敬称は原則として使用しません。事件・災害等の被害者や、「ある特定の集団からは○○と敬称をつけて呼ばれる」のような中立的な観点から敬称を記述するのは問題ありません。
    * 人名リストを作成する場合は、姓(ファミリーネーム)・名の順にリストします。表記は記事名にあわせます。

敬称は原則として使用しません - literal translation says "Honorific titles are not used in principle". I however don't recall any exception among living people bios at hand.

As said to you before, The ruling Emperor has the article of him under the name w/o any title, see ja:明仁 (Akihito is his given name - Japanese Imperial House has no surname, in Japan such is only needed for the subjects)

ja:Wikipedia:表記ガイド#人名 (Writing Guide#People names) is a bit longer, so I quote only the two principles.

    * 人名に肩書・敬称・学位・位階・勲などは付けないでください(Wikipedia:スタイルマニュアル#人物・人名によります)。

          例: サー・ウィンストン・チャーチル → ウィンストン・チャーチル

          o 皇族・王族などで付けることが慣習となっているものは例外とします。

                例: 後醍醐天皇

    * 故人において、人名の前に故を付けたり、人名の後に(故人)や(物故者)を付けたりしないでください。

"皇族・王族などで付けることが慣習となっているものは例外とします。" gives the case of exception: it says "Such as The royal family members, who is called with such (in context: their stati) in custom, are exception of this rule". In the Japanese Wikipedia convention, as far as I understand, it's applied only to historical figures, the example of the above, 後醍醐天皇, "Godaigo Tenno" was a medieval emperor and in Japanese current custom in most cases the past emperors are called with their status, "Emperor" and normally they are not styled as Whomsoever Majesty anymore.

I hope the above helps. Further questions will be welcome at ja:Wikipedia:Help_for_Non-Japanese_Speakers. Cheers,


Hi Aphaia! I just wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for women and Wikipedia: #wikimedia-gendergapconnect - I hope you'll join us. (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! Missvain 21:24, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

ドイツ語 初級 - Audio-files?Edit

Hallo Aphaia,

ich habe Dein Deutschbuch auf der Japanischen Wikibooks-Seite gesehen. Vielleicht wäre es sinnvoll auch Audiodateien zu verwenden. Mein Japanisch ist leider noch nicht gut genug, um die Hilfetexte der japanischen wikibooks-Seiten zu lesen. Deshalb weiß ich nicht, ob die Einbindung von Audiodaten überhaupt erwünscht ist. Wenn Du das sinnvoll findest, würde ich zu den deutschen Sprachbeispielen welche aufnehmen und auf commons hochladen. Viele Grüße --Ariser 17:39, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Hallo Ariser, entschuldige Dich fuer meiner spaeten Antworten: nun gibt mir persoenliches Problem von Gesundheit, besuche ich nicht so oft Meta als bevor. Natuerlich finde ich Deine Idee schoen! Es waere dir sehr nett zu solche Audio zuzusetzen und unsern Lesern vollhilflich. Hoffentlich hast du Interesse an diesem Projekt noch nicht verloren. Gruesse, --Aphaia 02:25, 7 September 2011 (UTC)
Aphaiasan, お大事に。Ich werde gleich mal versuchen, ein paar Texte einzusprechen. Ich glaube das OGG-Format ist das geeignetste. Die Dateien werde ich auf commons hochladen, mal sehen, ob das funktioniert. Grüße --Ariser 22:45, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Honored to be new member tonight! Hi!Edit

Hello my name is Carla. I would love to help with editing English translations for USA. I am from northeast region Eastern Standard Time. I would also like to promote use of proper and regional English in current use without disrespectful words or profanity to avoid confusion and controversy. Example: a child translating important information to a parent whose primary language is not English (personal experience.) I also think proper grammar and punctuation are important, however I am also familiar with text language on mobile devices. To disregard this as some scholars in Boston area are doing now is leaving out a wealth of information (my personal opinion.) I an not associated with any company or brand except Google and want no financial gain ever. If I may be of any assistance especially in the area of promoting good values, correct information (NOT "debates") fun and fund-raising for this site please let me know. Thank you and I love the flower picture! Sincerely, Carlak.2011


Hi Aphaia!

I have put together a survey for female editors of Wikipedia (and related projects) in order to explore, in greater detail, women's experiences and roles within the Wikimedia movement. It'd be wonderful if you could participate!

It's an independent survey, done by me, as a fellow volunteer Wikimedian. It is not being done on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation. I hope you'll participate!

Just click this link to participate in this survey, via Google!

Any questions or concerns, feel free to email me or stop by my user talk page. Also, feel free to share this any other female Wikimedians you may know. It is in English, but any language Wikimedia participants are encouraged to participate. I appreciate your contributions - to the survey and to Wikipedia! Thank you! SarahStierch 18:10, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit


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English WikipediaEdit

WhisperToMe 04:02, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Is it allowed in Wikipedia?Edit

To keep in the pages of wiki Administrator's personnel thesis? at ? Other problem is We call Computer as same in English, but admin forcibly used his word Ganpukar of Computer. I have proof that thousands of published books called it Computer not Ganpukar. If some one oppose him he started abusive language. That is the reason never got attraction to Sindhi community. Plz check record there. Other things are he locked CSS due to that on the same site there are lot of font styles appeared there. He is not able to set commonCSS or Monocss. We are in trouble to work in our local Sindhi language. I don't know where to say for this problem. Record history says all the situation there. I appeal plz warn him to follow rules, other wise he will continue use his personnel details and personnel promoted articles there. Dear I am sorry If u r not right person to say all about this, Plz suggest me where I can raise this issue. My ID is same. His thesis is not a violetion?ماحولياتي_انتظام_ڪاڻ_اُپُگِرَهِي_عَڪس_ضماءُ_۽_درجه_بنديءَ_جي_طريقن_جو_اَڀياس

Alixafar 00:51, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello Alixafer, I replied on your talk. --Aphaia 07:18, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Still no response thereEdit,_a_house_of_problems

But still no one came to give suggestions Alixafar 19:44, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

Hi! I just want to thank you and give you this barnstar for your help with the translation of the 2011 fundraiser! The fundraiser was the best we ever had, both in terms of the amount we collected and in terms of number of translations. We couldn't have done either one without the help we got from you and other translators. If you are interested, we made a report, which has some statistics about the translations.

And: I have one more request, and that is that you take this survey. You may have got an e-mail about it, and if you did, please ignore this. But if you didn't it would be great if you would take this survey too, so we can learn to improve the translation experience.

Again, thanks for your help with translations – you're awesome! Jon Harald Søby (WMF) 13:26, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Discussion about meta site notice for fellowshipsEdit

Hi Aphaia! I'm looking for feedback about running a site notice on meta this week, would be great to hear your thoughts so I don't do something wrong :-) Siko (talk) 20:54, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Notice of review of adminshipEdit


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Re : HiEdit

Thanks Aphaia for the warm welcome. I guess that`s the point, to make people curious :) Thank you again. --Haithams (talk) 13:30, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Aaah, I got it. It works. you're welcome, as a member of affliated group, I'm thrilled to work with you. Cheers, --Aphaia (talk) 20:04, 24 April 2012 (UTC)


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Terms of use/Banner/taEdit

Hi aphaia, As you know i have finished this translation on 27th April , but all Tamil projects showing English version of the banner only. how to change that? or Who will change that?, so that i can ask him.. thank you. --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 02:47, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know and sorry for late response.. I hope your issue got managed already. If not, I'll give a look soon and think what we can do from now on. Cheers, --Aphaia (talk) 12:07, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania 2012Edit

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania - You are invited!
Are you a woman attending Wikimania 2012? If so, join us on Saturday, July 14, for the annual WikiWomen's Luncheon (fka WikiChix Lunch) This event is for any women attending Wikimania. Pick up your lunch, compliments of Wikimania, and join us at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom for a lively facilitated discussion hosted by Sue Gardner. We look forward to seeing you there. Please sign up here. SarahStierch (talk) 10:41, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

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Help with finding proper reference on the Japanese WikipediaEdit

I recently created Tadashi Sasaki (enginee) on the English wikipedia, but cannot find the corresponding (if any) Japanese entry, nor do I know how to properly spell his name in Japanese. Could you help out? (found your page through the embassy) Nixdorf (talk) 19:55, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Apology for removal of admin rightsEdit

Dear Aphaia,

I'm sorry for the abrupt removal of admin rights on this wiki, which wasn't announced in advance. We've been talking internally for a while about making the governance structure of this wiki more clear, i.e., decisions regarding content and practices in this wiki are ultimately up to WMF staff. There may be projects during which it makes sense to assign temporary adminship to volunteers, as well, but we wanted to start with a clear separation of roles and responsibilities.

I apologize, though, for the hasty implementation of this decision! I didn't intend to express any disrespect or distrust. On the contrary, I'm very grateful for all the work you and other volunteers have done on the Wikimedia Foundation wiki over the years, and I hope you won't be too discouraged by this experience. I'll be posting an update about the next steps for on the wikimedia-l mailing list soon.

Please do reach out to me if there's anything else I can do. Gyoung (talk) 04:54, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Your admin statusEdit

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Best regards, Rschen7754 19:44, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect statusEdit

Dear Aphaia, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:05, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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