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  • wthat's the use of this page ? merci d'avance / thanks in advance ;D Alvaro 19:11, 2005 Apr 13 (UTC)
    • C'est mystere .... Ant created it and I'm squatting ;-) Her original intention might have been an equivalent page to Meta:Babel (hence fr:Le Bistro). So it serves all purposes theoretically ... Currently I try to utilize it and put a memo for other translators and for myself for further works on meta. And sorry for late, but I am happy to see you join the team. Bienvenu au WMF site ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 19:20, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

The chinese version wikimania website is not completedEdit

Some translated pages are not linked to the main page:

The following are some pages not translated, but they are not found in the translation request, shall we translated these pages?

  • Programme
  • Social events
  • Competitions
  • Sponsors

Thanks in advance. --Yongxinge 01:25, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)


i am sorry, but i haven't been able to react to your recent requests, due to the fact that i lost a close friend and collegue this week under rather bizarre circumstances... :-( please give me a little time to recover from this. oscar 09:52, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

dear aphaia, remembering you requests, maybe you would like to specify them, since now i have time to respond to them again :-) oscar 10:21, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC) (preferably via oscar AT wikipedia DOT be)
Welcome back ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 10:26, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Language templatesEdit

Hello. These language templates are intented to easy the life of translators by reducing repetitive work. I have just started this internationalization project, so I'm still working on it and the documentation isn't finished yet (actually, there are no documentation yet). See one (very simple) example at my personal page. I hope to be able to show that this have many possibilities. Bye --surueña 17:07, 2005 Apr 15 (UTC) PS: I'm curious, how do you found my templates?

Thank you for your quick reply. Thanks of your page, I could understand better than before. But still I can't imagine where we will use such "list of language" ... we mostly pick some of them and refer it like navigation templates in some pages like Translation requests.
Could we use your template, specially "Template:Lang def" without lang variables? In most cases we use only lang code and in the second frequent cases we need the name of their local names like that (e.g. Wikimedia Quarto).
If you are interested in i18n, would you like to improve some multilingualisation pages? Have you already browsed pages in Category:Multilingualism? Your proposals for improvement will be appreciated.
By the way The place I found your activities are here ;-) Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 17:15, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Template:List of Languages is only an example of what can be done using the language templates (although I think it could be used for something useful). For another example see the translation menus of my personal pages.
The templates of language names could be used directly in any page, but "Template:Lang def" requires two paramenters. I don't understand why you want only one parameter. I want to modify this template to "hide" unneeded translations (when the name and the translation are equal. See Template:Lang (translation) - es (es) and Template:Lang (translation) - es (en)), I didn't made it yet because they would be harder to understand.
Yes, I've browsed some of these multilingualisation pages and make some minor changes, but now I'm mainly working on my language templates. I hope it could be helpful to the projects. Thank you for your interest. Cheers --surueña 14:12, 2005 Apr 16 (UTC)

Problematic pictures on CommonsEdit

Hello Aphaia ! Could you please have a look at commons:Category:Rune alphabet which contains 26 pictures of runes. All these pictures seem to have been copied on :ja:wikipedia from ja:ルーン文字. On :ja, I can't read the picture description page - my japanese isn't what it should be :) So question is, are we sure that these pictures are PD or free license ? and, do we know where they are coming from ? Thanks ! villy 15:47, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

None of licence inforamtion were available on picture description pages. They were uploaded by ja:user:Peehyoro Acala. I can't help you further from here; I haven't been happy there because of rants; one of those trolls demanded me to enclose my privacy life on request for comments! So you could understand friendly I would like not to be involved into it anymore. Thanks. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 16:57, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I did not know. Sorry for the inconvenience. villy 19:26, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Interwiki osEdit

Hallo meine Beste :-). Die Interwikilinks zur ossetischen Sprache [[os:Коцойты Арсен]] funktionieren noch nicht (siehe: w:de:Arsen Borissowitsch Kozojew ganz unten). Hast du eine Idee? Gruß --ST 10:47, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Es ist auf der Liste von Bugzilla und in der letzten Woche bekam ich einen Mail, dieses Malfunktion rekogniert wurde. Ich hoffe, unsere Entwirker macht bald es richtig funktioniert! --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 16:05, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Danke dir. --ST 11:19, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for your big work and enthusiasm and thanks for everyone who participating on wiki projects.

There is lot of work to do in Arabic wikipedia and lot to translate so I try to help the best I can. --Hakeem 11:30, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Not to mention. Your kindly reply is appreciated! I am very happy to see you on meta again. I think this work is for the current Arabic community too many to deal with; only for Wikipedia, we have many things to do ;(

But I convince also if each of us have the newsletter or the Foundation site in our own language, it will help both the current editors of our project and the potential editors and readers. Your aid is always welcome! --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 15:08, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

let's work together to make the wiki better:)

So, if you're wathching, I'll just do it thereEdit

Thanks for your advice!Edit

Your question was: Hello, are you a Romanian speaker?

No, I´m not. My mothertongue is German. But I' m just going to instigate a friend from Romania to participate in the translation of the week. Later on I ´ll have a look on the list of translators too. Thanks for your advice! Sopiro 22:04, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. The page is not the list of translators, but a platform of translation. Anyway you are welcome; we need many hands to promote our multilingualism ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 22:07, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Interlanguage templatesEdit

Please see my question at User talk:Dcljr/Interlanguage#Templates and respond there, if you'd like. - dcljr 04:15, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Discussion continues at Meta:Templates for translating language names. - dcljr 21:37, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hi! What will you do with the new lang templates? will they be used on many language versions of the page? (if so, they probably still have too much english.) We really need a separate wiki for translations... +sj | Translate the Quarto | + 15:58, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Brianjd's e-mail conversationEdit

Can I put it on my talk page? Brianjd | Why restrict HTML? | 05:31, 2005 May 2 (UTC)

No, sorry. I don't understand why you would like to, if you are on a good faith. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 13:12, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
I thought we believed in radcial transparency. Brianjd | Why restrict HTML? | 03:01, 2005 May 5 (UTC)
In my cultural background what you asked me is a great insult and rudeness; if you wanted to do that, you should have me asked before I wrote you. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 03:19, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

Election notice translations 2005Edit

I would be glad to help you in translation of the material you need, as far as I can. I have to admit that my competence are not enought to propose myself for coordiantion. Anyway if you do not have anyone better, you could contact me and I'll try to do the best I will be able. By the way, I would lilke have to apologise me for any incompresion we may had on IRC. AnyFile 15:07, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your offer, AnyFile, I appreciate on that, really. I would like to apologize for anything you didn't feel ease in IRC. Perhaps you mean how we should translate "Board of Trustees" into Italian, but I have really no opinion, and will be happy if It people find a good soloution; how about talk with Frieda, she is very familiar to meta and Italian Wikipedia things. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 17:42, 2 May 2005 (UTC)


Hi, are you administrator at meta? At the Spanish Wikipedia we have a frequent spam from and would like it to be included in the spam list. Could you do that? or else, where should I ask for that? Thanks in advance.

The translation of Quarto vol 3 is undergoing. Now we have two pages translated. Cheers. --Ascánder 19:27, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your translation, back to another topic, I'm sorry to hear that. Could you show one of diff of those spams, before it was posted and just after. Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 20:35, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Here is one of those examples: [1] As the spamer complains about lack of freedom and things like that we choose to keep the text without the link once, where he first added it, here, but our conclusion is that he tries to drain traffic to his site. --Ascánder 02:59, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

Ah supposingly he wanted so but I'm afraid it is the case to list it on the list, because we list there spams assumingly from a bots, ten or twenty times or more, like this way [2]. Can you block his IP address(es)?
I suppose it is ok for him to stop his rank. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 03:18, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
No, fortunately, it does not seems to come from a bot. There are about 100 erased tries (about 50 this month). He seems to use a dynamic IP, because this weekend he was blocked from 10 different IPs. Many users help reverting, but my guess was that if he can not mention his site, he'll soon get bored. Anyway, thanks for your concern. --Ascánder 03:39, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
No problem. 50 is quite many. If he comes again, please let me know, I'll consider to list it up temporarily. But please notice it the site doesn't work suddently, it needs to take a time before working. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 04:03, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
There was one more spam here. We didn't notice that for ours... --Ascánder 10:15, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

Hi AphaiaEdit

Mr. Aphaia. nice to meet you. i read your profile and found some mistakes. i hope that you will correct it.



American english is not 美语,but 美国英语。chinese do not use 良會 but 我的華語不好(my chinese is not good / meine chinese ist nicht gut)。 翻訳is wrong;翻譯is the correct term. i think i can help you in this: copy this to your profile site. this is simplified chinese and china's chinese will prepfer reading it. "欢迎你来到我的网页。我是日本人。我经常在日语、英语、德语的维基百科和维基语录活动。我的活动介于元维基和维基媒体基金会、更改頁面、或联络调整翻译者。" i understand that you are japanese and can't speak chinese well. but i think if you can't use chinese well, don't use chinese in your profile page. use english is better.

Thank you for your correction, carbonferum. I'll later fix it. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 18:10, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

??? =Edit

Hi Aphaia,

I am not sure what is the origin of your hostile attitude to me in the comment on my talk-page. I have put "big" tags before comments, not votes, and in fact the anonymous user who has made them is me when I am not logged-in.

I don't know where you get the idea of "bugging" or "forcing" about the portal - Yes, I had started a second vote, but there is logic reasoning for this which I can tell you if you really want to know. I didn't use "big" tags before my comments there either. There was some irritation in method though, with the domination of en: and un willingness for compromise and rather for the voting which is decidedly "un-wiki" as it disenfranchises the minority each time rather than a middle solution halfway. It is also seen as unfair because "Raul654", who has had issues with on other times on en.wikipedia which he was censured by other admins for improper behaviour to me, he "drums up support" among English Wikipedia who is irritated at change of to multilingual portal and wants less languages display because alleged "confusion". As you can see this page has now been protected and nobody accepts any inputs, so updates even adding Wikipedias which have reached certain number cannot do anymore without the bugging of an admin who generally is busy in other things. For a while updated on "temporary" page, but is never fixed to 'live' version so has gave up.

Status in these Wikipedias of having only one real user no admins, passed over first time by Ant "await other opinion", is annoyed and urgent now that successive have been ignored - not even commented - successively by stewards checked Andre Engels .

I am suprised and upset that the threaten to ban me from meta, and for what? This insertion of "big" tag around what is seen by me as the urgent thing?

Please in the future, try to consider maybe what others is thinking when they action.

Node ue 04:50, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

WMF site feedback archiveEdit

I didn't remove it; it's still in the history. As I explained on that page, I removed the old content from current versions to stop the page from getting too big - we don't like pages to approach or be over 32 KB. Brianjd | Why restrict HTML? | 05:27, 2005 May 6 (UTC)

No, you removed it from the page. And histroy can't be searched. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 05:31, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

I noticed that you just reverted a bunch of my edits; in particular, you removed at least one of my comments. Why have you done this? Brianjd | Why restrict HTML? | 05:31, 2005 May 6 (UTC)

Sorry I didn't notice it. It was accidentally. But I can't figure which message you meant because there are many of your revisions. If you get it back from history, you will be appreciated. By the way, can you write your message in a time, not in several times in a brief minutes. So I could have reply you at once. Your edits flows sometimes on Recentchange, and make it difficult to check it. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 05:34, 6 May 2005 (UTC)

Talk about WQ3Edit

Yes, we should redirect all talk to Talk:Translation requests/WQ/3 ... +sj | Translate the Quarto | + 16:12, 7 May 2005 (UTC) !

Sorry for the 0%Edit

Sorry, i won't do it again. I'll revert the changes i did. I thought it would make the information easier to understand in a multiligual page, but it seems that i was wrong. --Javier Carro 18:11, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your understanding and sorry if my wording sounded very aggressinve. In truth I was just upset and sad, not had an intention to accuse you. I think you are right at your points, it is simple and hence more comprehensible. But we have to care for multicultualism as much as possible too in my opinion, or multilingualism serves this purpose, and you idea seems to have a danger to be taken aggressive from some cultural background, like mine. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 21:03, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
I put "initial outline needed (~25%)" instead of former our experiments. I hope we are improving it. Thank you for your suggestion to introduce percentage ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 23:27, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

a note :)Edit

Ok, thanks for letting me know! Actually, I am kind of confused... How can we move serbian wikinews to a namespace where it can start to exist? --Dcabrilo 02:28, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

I just read TFM at [3], so I will finish writing those pages listed, and not add any news. Thanks again, and tell me if I am doing something wrong! --Dcabrilo 02:33, 10 May 2005 (UTC)


Ciao Aphaia, this is ary29 from We are about to launch the Babel initiative in the Italian Wikipedia, and are setting up a very simple instruction page for users who do not speak Italian, with 2 basic instructions in several languages. The page is it:Wikipedia:Babel/It-0. I would like to ask you a favor: can you please translate these two instructions in Japanese for us? Thanks in advance for any help :-)

Arigato/Grazie :-) ary29


Hello Aphaia. Thanks for your answer and Christ has risen!. I'm bureaucrat in and admin in sr.wikt end I'm serbian and I live in Bergerac (France) !!! You're welcome if you come round for a week-end ^o^ ! Merci et à bientôt ! Хвала !

Bonjour / HelloEdit

Gasp! I was noticed! I do not know if I have enough time to undertake translating more documents. I am doing the Privacy Policy since it looked important. From time to time I might do more, either fr -> en or en -> fr, although fr is my mother tongue. Vous êtes un vrai polyglote! To know all these languages is quite impressive. Js-js2 02:06, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Beh, si, tu etais regarde'(e) ;-p
Salut. merci pour ton message! Et encore pour ta traduction de "private policy", je crois aussi c'est tre`s important. In my opinion, it is the most imporant document we are currently translating. Alors mais tu sais notafish e villy ou yann, il y a beaucoup de polygltes sur les projects francophones, ou non ;-)
We are currently preparing the Translation team for the Election (I don't know if some French editors will run or not). It needs many people in each language so we need a cordinator who calls for translators, make sure all candidates' statements will be translated and so on. Your participation will be very appreciated. ;-)
Happy translating! --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 04:28, 11 May 2005 (UTC)
Js-js2, thanks a lot for the translations; it is very important, and I think the privacy policy is (we took many months to settle it down :-)) Anthere


Because i don't know who i should ask for that, i ask you. Could you make changes to the front template so it reflects the Complete list of language Wikipedias available page. Meaning that both pages have approximately the same number of articles and reflect the same order of wikipedia (1st to 10th). Thank you in advance Lincher 17:14, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Sorry but I am not sure I could deal with it, I don't understand it completely. And some fonts on the template is not available for me, only square like looking, so I am afraid I will break it up if I edit it. It will be worse than keeping it with innacuracy. How about post to wikipedia-l. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 02:17, 12 May 2005 (UTC)
P.S. I posted to foundation-l and some guys showed interest. Hoping to fix as soon as possible, Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 03:30, 13 May 2005 (UTC)


Hello, Aphaia,

There are two little requests: Please correct the spelling of Приемная - it should be Приёмная. Mea culpa. The other is to correct the HomeLang template there, which still points to Заглавная страница. Please replace it with Приёмная. Thanks in advance. --ACrush 10:36, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your correction! It is fixed now. ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 16:31, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
The spelling is correct ;-) --ACrush 07:22, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

These may be moved: Сопровождение и разработка...Спонсоры.

Thank you for your check!. You mean moving "Сопровождение и разработка" to "Спонсоры". I'll fix it too later. Cheers, by the way have you noticed Wikimedia Commons press release? A blief note is found at Translation requests/WMFnews. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 08:55, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
No-no-no-no. I meant the text range from "Сопровождение и разработка" to "Спонсоры" could be moved to "Текущие события" if you create that one.
I'll check that one soon. Haven't had enough time recently. --ACrush 08:48, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

I have translated the two recent updates from Translation requests/WMFnews. You can already move them to wikimedia:--ACrush 10:38, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Translation requests/WQ/3Edit

Hi, someone started the translation of this file, but the English version is still tagged proofreading. Should we wait for the change of tag? Cheers. --Ascánder 11:32, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

I talked with Sj, and he changed some tags, I believe. At least "The letter from the Founder" is set in stone and ready to translate. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 19:58, 19 May 2005 (UTC)

wikidown on May 13Edit

On May's Friday the 13th power supply troubles knocked majority of Wikimedia servers. As all of database servers had dual power supplies, they were the only ones to survive the crash. Though, main network switch, core file server and nearly all web and cache servers failed to function. Proper site recovery took more than one hour, with some resulting side effects (some hardware needs replacement).

Stewards/elections 2005Edit

  • Salut, hello, Aphaia. Vu tes modifications, tu es d'accord avec moi quant à la non-prise en compte de certains votants ? ou vais-je trop vite ? ;D
  • seeing your modifications, do you agree with me when i ask for non-counting certain users ? Or i go to fast in my conclusion ;D Alvaro 01:08, 2005 May 18 (UTC)
    • Si, je l'ai lu et crois que tu as raison. :) / Yes I read it and think you are right. :) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 01:11, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
    • si, je l'ai lu ;D merci Alvaro
      • う、merci (^-^*)

--Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 02:36, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Deletion of test wikisEdit

Just read on the wikipedia mail list:

Test pages for Võro and Scots language Wikipedia are in danger!
It was suggested in Wikipedia-list that we should create these pages before creating real Wikipedia in our languages.
Now user of Wikimedia Aphaia threats to erase our work and has already destroyed Scots test page!!

Is this true?!

Angela herself replied:

Something's gone very wrong when playing chess on the wiki (<>) is acceptable but creating a demo Wikipedia in a new language is not.
If this does not survive VfD, and you want a temporary small wiki, you're welcome at <>. For a longer term Wikicity, you need consensus within Wikipedia that this language can *not* exist within Wikimedia.

So, mind your own affairs chap! If you don't want new wikipedias, that does not give you the right to erase other people's work! Caesarion 08:14, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

  • I don't destroy "Scot test page". It exists. I just put a deletion tag because it was alrady listed on Meta:Requests for deletion, this tag should be added on the article and it is fair to give a chance to people in purpose of advocation.
  • Angela said already: for temporal wiki, you can lodge Scratchpad. "For a longer term", like toki pona it should be clear "within Wikipedia that this language can *not* exist within Wikimedia." At any rate meta is not a host site for "testing wiki". --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 10:17, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Could not log inEdit

Hi, I'm User:Blakwolf, appearing as my proxy IP, because I can't log in (I don't know why). I've done some update in trans. req. as Bye bye.

Ciao, nice to hear you, BW. Thank you for your translation. I've already upload them to the WMF site. Bye bye. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 17:29, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Now I'm back with log in. I think it was something strange in my LAN policies - by the way, problem solved :) Bye --Blakwolf 05:59, 25 May 2005 (UTC)


Benefactors to 捐助人 is OK! :) --Vipuser 02:33, 2005 May 24 (UTC)

既移動了。謝謝。:) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 03:21, 24 May 2005 (UTC)


Hi Aphaia, would you mind shortening your signature a bit? At the moment it is quite distracting. And: please don't use page transclusion in your signature. If you change it, all pages have to be rendered anew which means quite some unnecessary burden on the servers. greetings, --Elian 18:20, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Sorry for my careless preferences: I modified it to use substitution feature. If you find something wrong, please let me know. Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 20:02, 25 May 2005 (UTC)--

Lucas Thierry's votesEdit


Thank you for your kind comment on my user page that makes me happy because somebody accuses me that I have aggresive attitude although I think I'm trying to be moderate or neutral. So, your understanding would be grateful. Also, I have read with regret that you are not active in Japanese wikipedia. I don't know what happened and I don't try to involve you into it again. But if you made some comments to my writings, I would be happy.Xmas steps 01:32, 30 May 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply! It's a really happy surprise. Well, thanks for thanks - and I presume it's not only I who appreciate you on your efforts to mediation. Though it was unfruitful at that time, but boldness is one of expected qualification of Wikipedians in my opinion as well Wikilove. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 03:23, 30 May 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I wish we could communicate in Japanese. If you have no problem, could we communicate in my user page in Japanese? I forgot my passwords in english wikipedia.


さて、チベット自治区/西蔵自治区の投票所でのコメント拝読しました。ふと思ったのは、西蔵のヒット件数を載せるのだから、チベットのヒット件数も載せるのが平等かと。後半でヒット件数が倍以上(倍くらい?)と書いてあってので、チベットの方がヒット件数が多いというのは分かりますが、こういう些細なことに意図的なものを邪推される可能性が否定できないので。余計なお世話かもしれませんが、参考まで。Xmas Steps 08:07, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Aphaiaさん、ミュンヒェンのノートページに 2005年6月8日 (水) 19:15に書き込まれた文章に署名を忘れておられるようなのでお知らせします。内容から、Aphaiaさんの文章であることは推測できますが、とりあえず、気がついたのでご連絡まで。Xmas Steps 23:59, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Serbian TranslatationEdit

comment for holographyEdit

Thank you for your comment. I edit 'Interference'(Japanese version) too. please read it.

お返事ありがとうございます;-) メタは多言語サイトなので日本語も書けますよ。次の機会にはどうぞお試しください。最初にご投稿を拝見したのは実は干渉が最初でした。平明な読みやすい日本語で、こういう記事が増えることは大変喜ばしいと思います。どうもありがとうございます。どちらもまだ書きかけ、とのことで今後のご執筆にも期待しています。なお、こちらのサイトにはこういうコンテンツもありますので、息抜きがしたくなった折などに、よろしければどうぞ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 19:53, 31 May 2005 (UTC)
あ、日本語もOKでしたか。メタウィキはどういうページなのかよく知らないもので(^_^;)。これからも、光学関係の記事をばんばん書いていこうと思っているのでよろしくお願いします。--cookie4869 19:27, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Bulgarian translation of the Board electionEdit

Hello Aphaia, Bulgarian Wikipedia have very VERY small community, maybe some 10 active wikipedians, who meet the requirements to vote. Everyone of us knows english and can read the pages on meta:, so I don't think we (and you) really need this translation. Regards, (DCLXVI) DCLXVI 14:40, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Okay, thank you for your notice. You need no translation perhaps ... so would you like to put a link from Recentchanges or Community portal? Cheers,
Done. DCLXVI 16:14, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Election noticeEdit

Are you talking about this : [4]? Because I don't understand what you're reproaching me. Sorry Weft 15:24, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply and sorry for lack of information, I talked about your edit on En version[5], not Fr (and your translating) version. I appreciate your translation of course, but for En (and original version) I feel the necessity [without reversion from vandalism] to keep it from other's hand than organization team, specially after it was set-in-stone. Hoping this clarifies your question. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 15:29, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thank you, it clarifies my question. I understand and I apologize. I thought it just concerns a template variable and doesn't affect the contents, I just fixed something I've changed in the template, I'll use the talk page in the future. Sorry. Weft 15:36, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Yes, I know. You did what you indicate on the above and it was no problem. I would like to only avoid confusion. Thank you for your understanding. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 16:10, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Arabic TranslationEdit

Hello there,

As my Bulgarian colleague said, we have the same problem in our Wikipedia, anyway I won't promise anything but I'll try me best to do so. Sunny regards from the Arabic Wikipedia--Oxydo 10:34, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. I'll try to prepare clearer note. if you would like to tell me what part of message was incomprehensible, it would be very helpful for me. (Perhaps "Village pump", if so, it is a general discussion page on a wiki, here Meta:Babel and on English Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Village pump. If you have no equivalent, please put it in the place which you preferable.

[suddently reminded meta has "a list of VPs on various Wikipedias" ...] Anyway I'll try to speak more clearly when I ask you something again. Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 10:36, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Finally made the Arabic translation. ar:ويكيبيديا:انتخابات مجلس إدارة مؤسسة ويكيميديا Take care,--Oxydo 22:06, 5 Jun 2005 (UTC)

xlation huEdit

Hello, I'll be away for tomorrow (and was gone today) but I'll try to get it done next week unless some kind local soul does it first. :) --grin@huwiki

Thank you for your kindly notice, and have a good weekend! --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 20:24, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)


「ミュンヘン」についての発言については、軽い気持ちで書いてしまった地口で、揶揄する意図はまったくございませんでした。そのように受け取られたとしたら、大変申し訳なく思います。この場でお詫び申し上げるとともに該当個所の発言を撤回させていただきます。大変申し訳ございませんでした。--汲平 09:03, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
早々のご対応をありがとうございます。--Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 09:23, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Not in this case ... :)Edit

I am interested in Japanese culture: as a linguist for a language-isolata; for two-religion culture; for stable three alphabets in usage (hmm... may you find for me (i.e., where to try to find) some data about history of adoption of three alphabes in Japanese? it is interesting for me because of unstable two-alphabets usage in Serbian language in the last 50-60 years); Ainu people and language; Japanese adoption of Chinese culture; Japanese spirituality; (I was training Judo as a kid :) )... But, in this case mythology was not my primary goal (other guy made the article). It is very interesting to me that people are working on different languages just to show that it is possible to make a little step in communication with others without English ;) Lingua franca is a good thing, but we can work together (with or) without mediation of en: (i mean en.wikipedia), too :) --Millosh 12:46, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

And thanks for welcome on ja: :) --Millosh 12:46, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

ja:User talk:AphaiaEdit

思いますに、ブロック(だけ)はいささか拙速だったのではないでしょうか? -- NiKe 15:59, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • そうは考えておりません。まず自分のユーザページを読んだ後で処置することは当たり前の編集活動のうちです。
  • 一方くだんの方はそれを差し戻しただけでなく(そうなら私もたんに差し戻しをするだけです)、私が他の投稿者の方あてに残したメッセージを削っています。これは故意なら重大な荒らし行為ですし、このページは見ていただければお分かりのようにいろいろ差し迫った用件も並んでおります。そこでそうした行為に対して厳しい姿勢をもって望むということは意味のあることだと考えております。
  • RC上でこの管理行為をみていたであろう他の管理者からとくに指摘がないことからも、この措置には問題がないものと考えております。もとよりメタのブロックポリシーはJAWPのとは違いますので、JAWPにだけ慣れておられる方には違和感があるかもしれませんが。
  • また件のアカウントについては開発者に調査を依頼しました。その結果を踏まえた上でこのブロックはブロック自体の適応とその期間との両方にわたり妥当であったと考えております。ご参考になれば幸いです。--Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 16:33, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

ブロック自体は妥当であったとしても、周囲に与える印象を考えますと、ブロックを実施するタイミングはもう少し遅い方が良かったのではないかと思いますが……。姑息かなあ(笑) -- NiKe 00:25, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Esperanta tradukoEdit

I was translating pages about elections, I saw your message so I did this. Is that OK ? Pictures are missing and I did'nt find the french version on the site. --Arno Lagrange  07:26, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Sorry for inconvinience and thank you for your translation! Perfect, I'll ask someone to list it on whitelist as soon as possible.
As for Wikimania sponsors, pictures are not here (they are adverisement anyway ...) and French version is not here but on the website. Perhaps you felt cozier working on the website, if I recall correctly you have already an account. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 07:40, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Tell me please on what website the pages are to be seen. If it is on wikimediafoundation my account was created but nether worked and has never been fixed. We had some correspondance about with Anthere and with Angela but without any result. And about candidatures' translation I was waiting on the french version before I provide the esperanto one for Anthere. --Arno Lagrange  02:59, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Je viens de comprendre que le site de Wikimania s'est dédoublé en meta:Wikimania et wikimania. Je m'y perds bien et je ne sais plus ce qui a déjà traduit et pas. Et comment les visiteurs feront pour savoir où se trouvent les informations les plus à jour ? Il faudrait tout rassembler et ridiriger sur wikimania --Arno Lagrange  08:22, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for your latest enourmous translation. Well, yeah, things are a big complicated. Oh sorry for my rudeness, it is very kind of you to help Ant to prepare her statement in French. Nous te remercions vraiment.
As for Wikimedia Foundation Wiki, (WMF) you seem to have no account. There is no ArnoLagrange. So if you would like to help maintenance of this wiki, please request for an account. It would be a nice idea to set up esperanto Home page for the WMF site (not so many international organisations have their homepage in esperanto, I assume).
As for Wikimania, yes, there are two workareas on meta and on the Wikimania website. And you have accounts on both sites. I remember well you set up the esperanto pages. But for convinience on coopeoration with other editors, we always do translation mainly on Meta, not on the site, and I encourage everyone to do so, if I am asked. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 08:40, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup pour les réponses. Je tâcherai de faire de mon mieux pour suivre les règles de travail. --Arno Lagrange  07:36, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Images and speedy deletionEdit

The image Image:Motor-nail-in-horseshoe.gif even has a copivio in the image which clearly says © 2001 the images are unused and from here. Sorry, experienced from commons I had no nerve to check the other one from that user. I advise you to go through his contributions to find further copivio. --Paddy 13:09, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your information, and even copyvio images are not candidates for speedy unless already transwikied, if I recall correctly. For differences of rules, don't mind, I really appreciate your maintenance work. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 13:11, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Sorry, I did not know that. I just saw the copivio and acted like on commons or de respectively. The other sysop may than decide if it is the case or not. I do not like obvious cases to linger around for too long. --Paddy 14:00, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Stimmt ;-) If I recall correctly, not only de but also en wp has same rule ... and confesso, I prefer your way. you are pushing me to propose a rule revision right now ;-) --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 14:11, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I am not so familiar with meta as you can see but maybe it is a good way to get rid of stuff faster. I have seen in the log that there is a lot of vandalism. The images have not been used anywhere so I supposed that it was a stupid joke + copivo. You decide what you do :-) knuddel --Paddy 15:29, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Board election for 2005 (in

Hi, i have add your message to the community news. --Gutsul

Thanks! --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 16:00, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Spam requestEdit

Thank you for taking care of that (flats h1 ru) so promptly. I was, however, able to add this link back when conducting a test in my userspace. Is that because the effect of the blacklisting is not that immediate, or is that because the test was in the userspace, not in the main space? Again, thanks.—Ezhiki 19:03, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It works not immidiately, if I recall correctly. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 19:36, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification. The reason I thought it was immediate was that the Spam blacklist intro states so ("changes should take effect immediately"). I guess "should" is the key word here :). Perhaps it would be wise to change that phrase. Anyway, I'll try this out again tomorrow (mainly out of curiosity).—Ezhiki 19:44, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Aphaia, I am responding to your question. You asked me what enterprise has to do with meta-wikimedia? We are a group working on a Knowledge management (KM) project and are evaluating the WIKIMEDIA site as part of the knowledge management objectives. Enterprise is a term used in KM, ENTERPRISES use KM concepts and WIKIMEDIA is a KM tool. - K

Election Notice DEEdit

Hi! I don't quite understand your edit to the german election notice [6]. If I understood the english version correctly in order to participate in the election a user needs 400 edits on the projekt from which he cast his vote. I believe I got that right in my translation and after your edit the sentence doesn't make any sense. --Deprifry 19:01, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)--Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 02:26, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your remark. You understand correctly. Sorry for my edit, we'll retrieve your version. --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 20:08, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi, I've updated all the Spanish local copies. I have a question about how the election officers will check votes at the local projects. Will you delegate to the local sysops? In that case will there be a notice to them? Thanks. --Ascánder 01:15, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for your update! We'll have a meeting in this weekend. Then we confirm how things will go. I presume every vote will be counted by automatically (Tim Starling is working on that), but anyway I'll inform you after the meeting. Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 02:26, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)



ご意見ありましたら、こちらか私のメタのtalkにお願いします。--Michey 15:24, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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