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Hi, Casey. Translation is finished here. Merry Christmas! --Meno25 11:29, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Wow, so fast! I'll publish it now and Merry Christmas to you too! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:04, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


Hello. That's more or less it. Greetz, Dolledre. (dolledre (at) gmail (dot) com, see Internal for more details). Best Wishes, Andrew.

Thanks dolledre and effeie! I've published is at wikimedia:Giften, /me huggles both of you! Cbrown1023 talk 21:56, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


The Afrikaans of "donate" is "skenk". donate, donate-options, and donate-thanks. I've asked at the local village pump for improvements, so you should be able to upload a good version by 2008-01-01. -- Jeandré, 2007-12-31t11:00z

Thanks for translating it! I've also watchlisted the pages there (to see if anyone changes anything), but feel free to tell me here when you think it's good to publish (I'll wait for your say-so). :-) Cbrown1023 talk 16:20, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Published at wikimedia:Skenk, thank you for your translation! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:48, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Some fixes at [1], (a bit formal for my taste but some other important silly mistakes fixed also). I'm fine with that version. -- Jeandré, 2008-01-04t12:15z, -- Jeandré, 2008-01-04t20:53z
Fixed, thanks for the note. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:54, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


I transllated only: Donate/lang-code. It is at the page User:Pérez/Donate/lang-code. I try to translate the other parts on january 1. Pérez 05:52, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Okay, that's fine. :-) Thanks for translating it, just tell me here when you've finished the rest. :-) Happy almost New Year's if you celebrate it. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 05:55, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

The rest of transllation is at User:Pérez/Donate-thanks/lang-code‎ and User:Pérez/Donate-options/lang-code. Happy New Year! Pérez 23:41, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Published at wikimedia:Donatius, thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 02:00, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

de / germanEdit

Hi Cbrown1023, i found some typos at the new german Donation page. May you can change this line |direct_deposit_title=Dirktzahlung into |direct_deposit_title=Direktzahlung (Donate-options/lang-code), and turn wird at |budget-text= (Donate/lang-code) into wirf. Thank you :) --M.L 21:25, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done Thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 22:45, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

zh / ChineseEdit

Here's the Chinese translation: User:Lkopeter#Translation for Donate/en, it may require proofreading. Thanks!--Lkopeter 20:20, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I've asked O to take a look. Cbrown1023 talk 20:43, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
Published at wikimedia:资助. Thank you for your translation! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:32, 5 January 2008 (UTC)


Done [2][3][4]. Of course, someone should have another look at it. The Relativity of The Truth 15:22, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! :-) I've asked Danny to take a look at the translation. Cbrown1023 talk 21:43, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Translation for new site notice in HindiEdit

Link. — Nearly Headless Nick {C} 06:20, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, it looks like it's been published. Cbrown1023 talk 01:49, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

thank you noticeEdit

I couldn't find a place where to put the he translation, so I'll put it here and I'll hope you know how to handle it:

תודה לכל אלה שתרמו במסגרת מבצע גיוס התרומות של קרן ויקימדיה! עדיין אפשר להעלות תרומה, או לרכוש ממוצרי ויקימדיה. The Relativity of The Truth 01:31, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

  Done (MediaWiki:Centralnotice-thanks/he) thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 01:53, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing the last tab, the broken link and the "1000 Euros" :).. "50 USD" is better if INR is not available in tab. Again, thanks a lot ! --Jacob 21:52, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

No problem, thank you very much for your translations. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 22:02, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


Translated to lithuanian: Donate/lt

Thank you, Matasg *** 13:13, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank *you* for your translation! I've published it at wikimedia:Aukoti! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:41, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Little changes: [5] Matasg *** 10:26, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Done, thanks. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 02:57, 11 January 2008 (UTC)


Can you please give me the details on how to access to admin channel? -- 12:27, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Arrghh. Not seen that this is a meta page. I'm en:User:Pjacobi.
Left a note on en:User talk:Pjacobi with the confirmation instructions. ;) --Az1568 01:03, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

My successful request for adminshipEdit

Thank you for supporting my request for adminship with 28 supports unopposed.--Jusjih 00:51, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


Translated to SerboCroatian: Donate/sh --OC Ripper 15:53, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I've published it at wikimedia:Doniraj. Cbrown1023 talk 21:17, 14 January 2008 (UTC)


Category:Wikimedian matrices Make sure you use autosort! :D ~Kylu (u|t) 04:16, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Added, thanks for the tip. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:01, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Update to foundation wikiEdit

Please fix the bug mentioned here too, thanks! --Jacob 22:42, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Replied there. Cbrown1023 talk 22:46, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Vice-Chair of Steering CommitteeEdit

Hi. I saw that you removed yourself from the candidate list for Vice-Chair in the steering committee.[6] Few moments later, another user Ktsquare removed my name and added you back [7] so I would like to ask for clarification. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:43, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing. :-) I'll just leave myself for now and we'll discuss it again next week. Cbrown1023 talk 02:44, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

curr staffEdit

Thanks for adding it :) pathos helped with the pic too.. i will try to get the news template done tomorrow..--Alnokta 04:39, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Changed usage for {{closed}}Edit

Hello Cbrown1023. At some point you used {{closed}} with the "text" parameter (ie, {{closed|text=Rogue deletion omg. ~~~~}}). This will no longer work correctly in the future, because the "text" parameter will contain the entire discussion (to wrap it in a coloured box). Instead, please use {{closed|Summary}} or {{closed|1=Summary}} (for complex summaries). Thanks. —{admin} Pathoschild 00:11:56, 05 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello Cbrown1023!

Thanks! ;) Dragunova 07:36, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your help with the Licensing policy! Aphaia published it on the foundationwiki.
About Halaman Utama, oops I forgot it hadn't been updated with that! Yes, if you could update that it would be great. :-)
Would you also mind translating Translation requests/WMF/disclaimer into Bahasa Indonesia so that it can be put at the top of the Licensing policy?
Thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:10, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Both Translation requests/WMF/disclaimer/id and Halaman Utama are done :) dragunovadiscuss 08:47, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Hi, I uploaded Home and disclaimer. Thanks guys! Btw news need to be more worked on. They are a bit outdated ... --Aphaia 09:16, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia press releases/Wikimedia Foundation board reorganised/glEdit

The page Wikimedia press releases/Wikimedia Foundation board reorganised/gl is now copyedited and I have change its status. If you need me again, talk to me in the Galipedia. Bye! --Toliño Fala aquí comigo 16:45, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I've published the page : wmf:Press releases/Wikimedia Foundation board reorganised/Galego. Cbrown1023 talk 17:21, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


sorry for the delay, Template:News-ar/2008-01..--Alnokta 20:09, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Published, thank you, Alnokta and Casey. --Meno25 20:11, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Donation extension?Edit

I saw you were active on the donation talk page. Can you help me get in touch with someone who could share the extension for accepting donations, and documentation on how to install the extension? I would like to be able to accept donations on my wiki as well. Tommy 02:14, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

You might want to contact User:Tim Starling. Cbrown1023 talk 02:21, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I've asked him now. Tommy 19:43, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


Since it has been mentioned that Translation_requests/WMF/Policies is a Priority 1 translation and I couldn't find a translation page for it, I have created one. Please let me know if there are any suggestions for improvement in doing similar creations.. --Jacob 12:50, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

For new translation requests, we would use the new system, but I don't see any other problems. Cbrown1023 talk 13:49, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Previous discussions.Edit

You know where I can find them? Thanks. Zenwhat 10:00, 15 February 2008 (UTC)


Thanks Cbrown1023 for activating Gadget-EoMagicalConversion.js in special:Gadgets. Please feel free to edit the test page user:I18n/Esperanto. Best regards and greetings from Munich
‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 04:27, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi Cbrown1023, can I request an account on Countervandalism Network? cheers --.snoopy. 22:06, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I just need an e-mail address to send the pass to. Cbrown1023 talk 03:01, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I send you an e-mail with my e-mail :) thanks --.snoopy. 18:18, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
# (User creation log); 20:57 . . Cbrown1023 (Talk | contribs | block) (created account for User:.snoopy.: password sent by email) :-) If it didn't work, send me an e-mail. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:57, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I can't edit :) --.snoopy. 23:14, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Heh, sorry. :-) 23:36, 25 February 2008 Cbrown1023 (Talk | contribs | block) granted trusted status to User:.snoopy. ‎ (duh) Cbrown1023 talk 23:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi, regarding Translation requests/Licensing policy/ko, I want to get it up on Is there anything I can help with to make that happen quicker? Kindly leave a note on en:User talk:Kjoonlee. Thank you. --Kjoonlee 20:35, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

I've published it now at foundation:Resolution:Licensing policy/Ko. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:10, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Wow, thank you! Can I let you know when freedomdefined:Definition/Ko is ready as well? Thank you again. :) --Kjoonlee 21:18, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure about that, you'll have to talk to Erik. Cbrown1023 talk 22:16, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
(Heh, now I know who to contact if needs updating.) I was thinking that maybe Definition/Ko might be a better link, like how foundation:Resolution:Licensing policy/Sv links to Definition/Sv instead of Definition. Sorry for being unclear.. ;) --Kjoonlee 22:33, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Fixed. Do you also want to work on Translation requests/WMF/Home/ko? :-) Cbrown1023 talk 22:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks :) I'll have a look this weekend. --Kjoonlee 23:05, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Donate/th is completeEdit

Donate/th page was translated. Needs copyediting to (wikimedia:ช่วยสนับสนุน needs redirect to Donate/th). Thank you --Watcharakorn 08:02, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Published! Thank you for your translation. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 22:26, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

My first attempt at translating DonateEdit

I started by transalting the parts not already translated at Översättningar/Donate. But as I can not have a look at the live result I do not know if the translation is ready or not. I also need to review in detail the parts that had been translated already, which also for me is needed to do on a live version.

I then tried to get the preliminary translated pages to the right places on wikiedmia and meta and to update the Donate status page on meta and came to a complete loss. Please correct my mkistakes and guide me on how it shold be done. Anders Wennersten 08:26, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

For the live version on the Wikimedia website, you needed to remove the <pre> and </pre> tags first. (Check them now: wmf:Donate/sv, wmf:Donate-options/sv, and wmf:Donate-thanks/sv.) You should also make sure you link back to the source whenever possible to preserve the GFDL and show who translated the text, for example putting "from m:Översättningar/Donate" in the edit summary.
As for the status template, it seems you updated it correctly. Regarding its placement, it normally goes at the top of the translated pages. However, Donate is a weird translation request, an example of a normal/correctly formatted one would be something like Translation requests/WMF/Board of Trustees/fr.
I hope this helps. Cbrown1023 talk 20:31, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
I have now completed the translation at Översättningar/Donate whith the help from of the "live" versions of hte preliminary translations. I woukld appreciate if you can help me with tranferring these versions in the right way to the right place and also update the status template. I must admit the technicalities for handling these translations are above my technical competence level, so I am glad you can help with the handling issues. Anders Wennersten 07:54, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
I've published your final touches and updated the status. If you need help with future translation requests (the other ones are easier, this is a very unusual translation request), please do not hesitate to ask. Cbrown1023 talk 01:41, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Changes in Översättningar/DonateEdit

We made some additional changes today in the footer of Översättningar/Donate. The foundation page, foundation:Donate/sv, needs to be updated. //StefanB 17:36, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Updated, thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:15, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for delete my wrong job. Alex Pereira falaê 23:21, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

It's okay. :-) Sorry for the confusion, I made a note on the page so that no one else makes the same mistake. Cbrown1023 talk 23:22, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
=) Alex Pereira falaê 23:42, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Swedish translation of sitenotice 2008Edit

Asked for on IRC last night ;), //StefanB 06:56, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Talking to you on IRC right now. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:18, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
I reformulated the text according to the discussion on sv:MediaWiki-diskussion:Sitenotice. It should be replaced on other projects as well. Can you do that? //StefanB 06:50, 7 April 2008 (UTC)
It seems it was only live on svwiki, so you already replaced it. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 16:22, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


I must learn meta one of these days. MBisanz 02:32, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/update needed/zh-hantEdit

  Done OhanaUnitedTalk page 01:24, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:42, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/update needed/roEdit

  Done Orioane 07:26, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Published. :) Cbrown1023 talk 23:41, 14 April 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for you correction--Mardetanha talk 19:32, 16 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi Cbrown,

I noticed a typo on your userpage on the WMF wiki: "I an active user...". A missing verb it seems. :) Cheers, Korg 00:43, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Gah, you're right. :-) Fixed, thanks. Cbrown1023 talk 00:49, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for getting my meta userpage setup with links.... it was on my to-do list and you beat me to it! Stu 04:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. :-) It was linked from some pages like Board of Trustees and wasn't created yet. Cbrown1023 talk 21:22, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

I thought maybe you'd want to create this articleEdit


It looks like you're online and active, and I thought maybe you'd want to create an article for a movie that I'm watching that isn't in Wikipedia:

Here's a mention in the New York Times

If you're not into creating, could you please pass this along to someone it is? This is a weird but creepily cool movie.

Thanks!!  :-)

I think I own this movie, but never ended up watching it... or maybe I did but wasn't watching it completely. :P (It definitely looks cool.) We actually do have an article on that movie though, see Wikipedia:Devour. Feel free to expand it and add more information! Cbrown1023 talk 19:53, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Time for Wm2010Edit

Notice you added Wm2009 to the interwiki list. Given [8] perhaps you should add Wm2010 to the list already. I suspect updates will completely dry up soon. --AndrewCates 18:10, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't think it's necessary to add it. The site won't be created until at least a year from now, and the situation may well be different then. Majorly (talk) 18:43, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the close. Cheers, giggy (:O) 03:01, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem. Cbrown1023 talk 03:16, 17 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi kibble.

Please add a link to the summary on Special:CentralAuth so that the other users can verify that this global deletion was properly done, since they can hardly know every meta crat who are now, contrary to my expectations, able use one of the most powerful tools. … Could you please do this for [9] here? Thanks, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:48, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Of course I will dot hat in the future now that you mentioned it, but how am I supposed to do it now? We can't edit summaries/log entries after they are submitted :p. Cbrown1023 talk 22:00, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Could you please give me the diff where the request of deleting the global account was made by ליאור? —DerHexer (Talk) 22:05, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh, you just want it here? diff Cbrown1023 talk 22:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Yes, thanks. Everything seems to be okay. Regards and good night, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Updated - Staff saat iniEdit

Hi, at this diff, you added this line:

{{update needed/fi|english=Current staff|workspace=Translation requests/WMF/Current staff/fi}}

They should be id, not fi.

Sorry about that, I had added the same template to the Finnish page at the same time. :-)

I've updated the Current staff/id page now. Thanks! :) ~REX••talk•• 15:55, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Published. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:06, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

I need to tell you...Edit

that I appreciate all the tidying you do around the different projects/wiki). You and others make the place better. I wish meta had barnstars, keep up the good work! NonvocalScream 01:30, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Aww. :-D Thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:01, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Who says Meta doesn't have barnstars? *huggles*   -- Gurch 23:16, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


Well - it is both on OTRS wiki and here. OTRS wiki is a closed wiki - I keep this set of FAQs and guides here in order to be able to explain Polish candidates for beeing OTRS voluteers what is all about. Moreover this set of FAQs is also used for other needs - among others it is linked from Polish Wikipedia. Polimerek 08:07, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:31, 4 June 2008 (UTC)


hello, i think i complete the translation of Donate/yue,if there any missing, pls let me know, thx so much - Hardys 09:18, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Do you think it's ready for publishing now or do you think Hillgentleman should look over it first? Cbrown1023 talk 20:57, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Hmm, we should probably also change the |selected_currency= to "HKD" (Hong Kong Dollar) because if I remember correctly, that's one of the places where "yue" is most spoken. If we do that, what should the |default_amount be? (i.e., for English it is USD$50). Cbrown1023 talk 21:20, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Donation translation for viEdit

Hi, I have finished translating Vietnamese version of Donate, and waiting for proofreading. I wish to translate subtitle to Vietnamese, too, where can I do it? Vinhtantran 09:54, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for translating Donate! About the subtitles, you can translate it at Fundraising 2007/Video with Jimmy subtitles/Translations. Cbrown1023 talk 14:41, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Fundraising 2007/Video with Jimmy subtitles/Translations/vi is complete and waiting for publication. As soon as the subtitles are up, the video-subtitle parameter of Donate/vi needs to be changed to vi. Thanks. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 00:58, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
I asked brion to publish them yesterday. He said he'd work on it as best as he could (but that means he need to re-setup his software for that purpose). Cbrown1023 talk 01:06, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: DonateEdit

Is there any way to get rid of the Gill Sans MT font used on WMF:Donate/vi? The font doesn't support many accented Vietnamese characters, and although most browsers can substitute in glyphs from other fonts just fine, Internet Explorer can't, so a lot of Vietnamese visitors won't be able to read Jimbo's quote, for example. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 21:05, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm sure, which font would you prefer? Also, we need "Projects of the Wikimedia Foundation" for wmf:Template:OurProjects-vi (used on wmf:Donate-thanks/vi). Cbrown1023 talk 21:08, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
I guess it's best to make it match the rest of the page, which is specified as Verdana, Arial, sans-serif. (See the related Bug 12673 for server error messages.)
Working on this. Cbrown1023 talk 01:08, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
I think Az and I did it.. check them out, wmf:Donate/vi, wmf:Donate-options/vi, and wmf:Donate-thanks/vi. (We used "Helvetica, sans-serif" like on the bug report you linked.) Cbrown1023 talk 01:23, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
"Projects of the Wikimedia Foundation" is Các dự án trực thuộc Quỹ Wikimedia. Also, would you mind changing the Wiktionary logo on this template to Image:Wiktsister en.png? The Vietnamese Wiktionary doesn't use the English logo that the template currently features. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 00:47, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Done, thanks. Cbrown1023 talk 01:08, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: Home/arEdit

Ok, sorry.. I'll do so.--OsamaK 09:49, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

So great, what about {{News-ar}}?--OsamaK 18:28, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah! I didn't realize you translated that. :-) Published at wmf:Template:news-ar. Cbrown1023 talk 18:46, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Hey Cbrown1023Edit

I'm User:Dustihowe, and I also edit on the English Wikipedia. I noticed that Wikimedia doesn't seem to be that busy, and I'm not sure as to how many Admin's are here on Wikimedia. Are you looking for more? Dusti 01:54, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

This is "Meta-Wiki" actually and we probably have plenty admins but you are free to help by editing pages you find and expanding any docs! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 02:04, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Dutch translations at Foundation wikiEdit

hi Cbrown, can you please update wmf:Onze projecten, because I did a complete update at Translation requests/WMF/Over Wikimedia. And also please revert this move. This is certainly a typo, since the plural of "project" is "projecten" in Dutch. Thanks, SPQRobin (inc!) 13:16, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

"Over Wikimedia" is actually the wmf:Over Wikimedia page, so I'll update that page and not wmf:Onze projecten. :P I have reverted the page move like you said. Cbrown1023 talk 15:55, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
I've updated the page, if there are any typos or someone copyedits it... just update the translation request and poke me. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:58, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
For the first page, yeah, I gave the wrong link :-) Thanks, SPQRobin (inc!) 16:13, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
I fixed and translated some links at Translation requests/WMF/Over Wikimedia, so please update it :-) Thank you, SPQRobin (inc!) 16:28, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but you could maybe add a link to wmf:Hoofdpagina at wmf:Template:HomeLang. SPQRobin (inc!) 18:07, 24 June 2008 (UTC)
Both done, sorry about that. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:33, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

/me kindly pings Cbrown1023 of an updated translation :-) SPQRobin (inc!) 21:47, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

hehe, I had the page opened in another tab when you left this message. :-) Published. Cbrown1023 talk 22:24, 1 July 2008 (UTC)


you email. :) NonvocalScream 03:22, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Current staffEdit

Done all header translation. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:12, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, both published. Cbrown1023 talk 02:23, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


Thanks. I have thought about it. Hillgentleman 01:56, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I have replied on talk:donate/yue again. Cbrown1023 talk 03:21, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

General Survey TranslationEdit

I know I need to ask Eloquence but he hasn't replied yet. I haven't able to receive an original copy of the survey to translate it into Chinese. Can you provide it to me asap? OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:38, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

I would love to help, but I have nothing to do with the General Survey Translation. Cbrown1023 talk 03:13, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
Alright then, I guess I have to wait for him to follow-up on this issue. Missing Chinese in this survey means almost 1.3 billion people missed out (ok, I bloated the figure by a bit, but still...) OhanaUnitedTalk page


The page title is "Portada" but Spanish Main Paga already exists with that name so we can do as in Commons: we can call it "Portada galega" ("Galician Main Page"). Thanks for update my language! --Toliño Fala aquí comigo 14:51, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for translating! I have published it at wmf:Portada galega. Cbrown1023 talk 02:10, 4 July 2008 (UTC)


Yes, it's me again. I was browsing foundation wiki a bit and realized that an awful lot of pages require translation. Do you want me to translate the finance report into Chinese? OhanaUnitedTalk page 20:59, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

That would be great... there are a ton linked from Translation requests/WMF, so feel free to look from there. The "Finance report" translation page can be found at Translation requests/WMF/Finance report. Cbrown1023 talk 02:04, 4 July 2008 (UTC)


thanks for publishing the Donate/mt page, but can you update the page because I made a very slight edit by removing a small word from the text, thanks!... Chrisportelli 13:47, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

  Done, thank you for your translations. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 18:04, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Mailing listEdit

Hi, I am wondering who is in-charged of [Wikispecies-l] mailing list. People have used it to spam (e.g. [10][11]). According to Mailing list#Other, I should contact the admin using the email wikispecies-l-owner but I don't think that will help, since these spams started since May 2007.

I'm a bureaucrat at Wikispecies. If possible, could you assign me as the admin for that mailing list so that I can moderate it? Thanks, OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:49, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

You should really try to contact the list admin, found at the bottom of here. If that person is inactive, your best bet would be to talk to Cary Bass or Brion Vibber who have the ability to configure mailing lists. Majorly talk 16:05, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Majorly is precisely right. :-) You should contact Cary or Brion so they can set you as moderator (you can later set others), but be aware that they are in Egypt now so they might not respond straight-away. I've been on that list for a while now and you're right, I haven't seen anything but spam and the owner is very inactive. :-( Cbrown1023 talk 18:02, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Contact us/elEdit

Hello, I updated Translation requests/WMF/Contact us/el and it's ready to be published.--ZaDiak 18:20, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

I need to find someone to copyedit/proofread it first, but I'll publish it right after that. Cbrown1023 talk 19:28, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Published, thanks to copyedits by CeeKay. Cbrown1023 talk 20:56, 25 July 2008 (UTC)



I distinctly remember saying I'd get this done quite a while ago, but I guess late is better than never :) I also translated OurProjects2006 template (because the Donate page makes use of it), and Filip copyedited it, but I'm not quite sure what to do with it next. Note that I left the WikiversitySubdomain parameter blank, since there isn't one in Serbian, I hope that's OK. Cheers --Kale 19:10, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Хвала! I'll publish them both right now, *huggles* :-) Cbrown1023 talk 19:18, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Published at Помозите прилогом. Cbrown1023 talk 19:42, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Re: Current StaffEdit

Both Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese are done. Btw, you should add Frank Schulenburg's picture onto English page OhanaUnitedTalk page 21:24, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't fit the formatting, and it's not high-res either. So I'd rather not add that specific picture. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:25, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Also, Ohana, you missed the latest updates that I pointed out on your talk page. Cbrown1023 talk 23:27, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Of course I missed it. That's because you didn't make that update until I finish translating. Anyways, those 2 pages have been updated but if you continue treating volunteers like this then I strongly suggest you to take some leadership courses. OhanaUnitedTalk page 00:44, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
I was referring to Rebecca and Tomasz, you confused me because you switched columns on me and I was about to run out the door. Sorry about that, and please be polite. I always make it a point to be polite to you (and everyone I work with), please don't take it as a personal insult — it was merely an accidental oversight. Also, it's rather annoying as a coordinator when I have the source being updated by numerous people (notably Erik :P) without discussion and then the translators keep updating it when the request is closed. Then, I can't even talk to them and tell them that the request is closed because then they will feel like they are unwanted. Cbrown1023 talk 01:05, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Updated those pages by request. Please upload those 2 pages again. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:48, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Done. Thanks again. Cbrown1023 talk 18:58, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, id translation included those changes now :) Thanks! ~Rex••talk•• 02:54, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Rex! I'll publish it when we update the English pages. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 02:59, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


I have a preference to use the colon threading, and I usually only use bullets for emphasis per the English convention. Very best, NonvocalScream 17:39, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

I do too, I think the bullets look ugly. However, it looks even worse when we mix up our threading styles. :-) Anyway, that wasn't directed at anyone in particular. Cbrown1023 talk 17:52, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
I know it wasn't.  :) I did notice that you only corrected mine however. Care to wager the if anyone would notice me rethreading them all as colons. *sinister laugh*. NonvocalScream 18:08, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
I had to change AnonDiss and Rudget's too. Yay, it looks a lot better now. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 18:30, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
oops, I stand corrected. You did change those also. It does read better without bullets. NonvocalScream 18:36, 2 August 2008 (UTC)


Thank you ! mik@ni 16:03, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


:) NonvocalScream 01:21, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

:D Cbrown1023 talk 01:35, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Misuse of Venetian language - please correct!Edit

Hi, some days ago I translated Donate/vec, then I asked for it to be published. Now I see that it was published, yes, but a couple of smart guys like User:Massimiliano Lincetto and User:Nick1915 introduced a LOT of errors in the text! The biggest of these errors is the use of the digram "zs", that was NEVER used by any Venetian author, in the past or in the present time. Try reading Goldoni or any other author on the Venetian Wikisource. ZS is simply a modern invention of some years ago, that nearly no one in Veneto uses, neither linguists, nor writers, in a few words used by no one except these few guys that pretend to simply ignore 700 years of written tradition. I've corrected the page, please upload it. If you want someone else to confirm what I'm saying, you can write on [12]. In the meantime, can you hide that page? already has a bad reputation due to the "zs thing"... Thanks. Candalua 12:48, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

  • What does it mean "2 translators to 1"??? Try asking someone else, at least!
Massimilian and Nick are native speakers and have a lot of experience in translating.
So what? I'm a native speaker too. Are they linguists? Are they professors? I don't think so, yet they assume to know more than the scholars that contributed to the GVU manual (all well-known professors and writers, look for Manlio Cortellazzo on google and you will find a lot of important publications, while this Michele Brunelli who invented ZS is a young guy with little academic background). Candalua 15:58, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
  • What sources do they have???? can I have a look at them, please?
No, it's what Arria and I found on w:Venetian language: Dizsionario: Dictionary of Venetian language and its varieties which has zs in the name.
Oh, so the "Dizsionario" is the Bible, isn't it? Well, it was written by the same guy (Michele Brunelli) who invented this absurd ZS, so it's no surprise that his dictionary agrees with his theories, don't you think? Instead, try visiting [13] or [14], two publications in Venetian language. For a good online dictionary, visit [15], and you will find that there is no ZS. Candalua 15:58, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Before taking decisions, please see my sources, for example: [16]. It's a writing system that does NOT contain zs, proposed by a group of linguists and writers, and edited by the Regional Council of Veneto ("a cura della Giunta regionale del Veneto", as you can read on the first page). Can the other 2 translators provide a more valuable source? I don't think so.
Candalua 14:58, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
Modern languages change quite a bit, you can't assume that they won't. The article you linked is from 1995, over 10 years ago. Nick says it's an old dispute, let's not let it cross over to here. Cbrown1023 talk 15:24, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
This is nonsense. Are you saying that in only 13 years our language changed so fast that suddenly all the people use this new system? (Please note that Venetian is not taught in school, except for poems, traditional songs etc. that are currently taught using the traditional writing system.) Languages change, ok, but it takes much longer. And anyway, the Regional Council did not approve any "change" in the writing system after 1995, as far as I know, and you didn't provide anything to prove your theory that the language is "changing". So, this is not about "languages change". This is about "a few people pretend that our beautiful language has to change". Candalua 15:58, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

About StaffEdit

Hi. When I see this page, I compared with this. What is the source for Wikimedia Staff? Thanks in advanced. Alex Pereira falaê 17:16, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

The items are just re-arranged a bit because we're in a time of transition. You can update the Meta page if you'd like, to reduce confusion. Cbrown1023 talk 17:19, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try do it. Alex Pereira falaê 17:23, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Pt translation readyEdit

Hi! I've just finished proofreading the portuguese translation of the WMF Staff page, made a few corrections and changed the status to "ready". If there are any other pages needing immediate attention (English to/from Portuguese), please let me know! Carla Abreu 08:28, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Obrigado, Carla! I just published it. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 11:57, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

pt translation of donations FAQEdit

Hello! I think I've done something wrong while trying to add the pt translation of the new Donations FAQ. I used the +/- on the corner, but it looks weird. Could you please take a look?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Carla404 (talk • contribs) 15:05, 16 August 2008.

Oops, fixed it. Sorry about that, I forgot to move the page to the correct location. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:11, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Oooh, now it looks right! (I'm a newbie, so I never noticed it was misplaced. When anything here goes blank, I just panic and run in circles. :-D Thanks for fixing it!! Carla Abreu 22:42, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Hehe, no problem. It was my fault. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 22:52, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/About WikimediaEdit

I did Translation requests/WMF/About Wikimedia/hr and Translation requests/WMF/About Wikimedia/sr yesterday. Someone should check the Serbian version as I'm not very versed at writing with a Cyrillic keyboard. Admiral Norton (talk) 13:30, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Yay! :D I asked someone to look at the sr page, but I can publish the hr page now. I need a place to put it though (a page name), what's "About Wikimedia" in Hrvatski? Thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 13:36, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
"O Wikimediji". Serbian would be: "О Викимедији". Admiral Norton (talk) 16:18, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
hr is published, thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 16:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi! I had a read-through, but still need to check the transcription of some of the names, and do a few minor things, so I suspect it'll be ready for publishing some time tomorrow. I'll let you know :) Cheers --Kale 19:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Kale! Looking forward to your message. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:34, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Hi! It's ready now. If it's not too big of a hassle, I'd really appreciate if you could publish the "updated" version of the Donate/sr page. It's my bad really, but the current version is missing an all important two-letter word, which just happens to be missing from the "you can help Wikimedia change the world" heading :( Thanx --Kale 17:14, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again for all your help, Kale! I updated both pages (m:Помозите прилогом and m:О Викимедији). :-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:39, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: Translation requests/WMF/Staff/nlEdit

I was on vacation so I couldn't respond quickly. Now I did the update, and already changed to status to "published" :-) SPQRobin (inc!) 16:42, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Robin. :-) I hope you enjoyed your vacation(s)! Cbrown1023 talk 18:00, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Minor edits to Donate/mt & Home/mtEdit

I have made some minor edits to these pages. This was because there was a "small" change in the Maltese grammar by the Council of Maltese. Can you please update them. Now, about the linkħti_donazzjoni can you change it to simply , because it is a bit long. "Donazzjonijiet" is 'Donations' in Maltese. Thanks. Chrisportelli 08:58, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

I added wmf:Donazzjonijiet as the main one to wmf:Template:DonateLang (the other link will still work too). I published your updates to Home at wmf:Il-Paġna prinċipali and will do Donate/mt right now. :-) Thanks, Chris! Cbrown1023 talk 14:34, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
thanks very much ;) Chrisportelli 06:50, 24 August 2008 (UTC)


Thanks a lot, Cbrown1023! :) Best regards. -- 08:27, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

No problem at all. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:33, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


Replied on my talk page. Cheers, Cirt (talk) 23:47, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry about that mixup, and thank you for the pointer. Cirt (talk) 23:53, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh! Thank you so much! Cirt (talk) 00:03, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Do you think it would be pretty non-controversial for me to work on categorizing the uncategorized Board elections... pages, as I did with Category:Essays? Judging from Category:Board Election 2004 it seems there is already an effort to categorize these but there is probably a lack of uniformity. Cirt (talk) 17:32, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I can't see why there would be, they're just archives. Why do you think there would be a problem? Cbrown1023 talk 20:12, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Actually I did some more checking and there's an established category system for this, so no there really wouldn't be a problem. Thanks again for the input/help. Cheers, Cirt (talk) 20:36, 29 August 2008 (UTC)


Hey Dev! Are you available to finish this translation on Meta-Wiki? You can do it here. If you need help, you can talk to us on IRC at #wikimedia-translation, e-mail me, or leave a message on my meta talk page. Thanks! Cbrown1023 చర్చ 21:33, 29 ఆగష్టు 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your request. I have finished translating the said article. Now someone has to proof-read it. If no one does it in one or two days, you can publish it. Dev 22:36, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for translating it! I'll check back in two days like you suggest. Cbrown1023 talk 22:41, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/Contact us/srEdit

Proofread (tnx Filip :)) and ready for publishing. Cheers --Kale 16:21, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks again Kale (and Filip ;-)). Published. Cbrown1023 talk 17:56, 31 August 2008 (UTC)


I'm thinking of translating this template to Croatian, but I can't find the usual interface. Could you help me? Admiral Norton (talk) 20:55, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I created a workspace for you at Translation requests/WMF/News-hr. Thanks for the translation work you've been doing! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:39, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Admiral Norton (talk) 21:47, 1 September 2008 (UTC)


Your edit was indeed an improvement, leaving my kernel of a point intact. Thank you. -- Thekohser 23:11, 7 September 2008 (UTC)


I fat fingered that. rootology (T) 00:11, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:48, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Translating into SpanishEdit

Hello Casey, Thanks for the response. Per your suggestion, I went to the home page. Then I click the "Español" link and it takes me to I see that the content under "Últimas noticias" is in English, so I thought I could translate that. However, I cannot figure out how to do it. I tried following your link to then clicking on the "edit" tab at the top. However, when in edit mode, I do not see any of the English content. Thanks, Burt

Hey Burt. The news items are setup a little differently. ;-) To translate them, visit Translation requests/WMF/News-es. If you need help (wiki syntax can be confusing), feel free to leave a message here or poke me on Yahoo! Chat. Cbrown1023 talk 19:48, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Translations into RomanianEdit

Since our last messages I continued to translate various pages. Besides the m:Translation requests/WMF/Home/ro (including the attached News pages) I translated Translation requests/WMF/Staff and am working on Translation requests/WMF/Board of Trustees which are listed as requests with priority.

I am not sure what else is needed. Some of the translation requests are old and others might even not be useful (for instance the file regarding chapters would be required only if a certain community wants to create a local chapter. Just let me know if you want me to continue and how.

SincerelyAfil 00:19, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

We're going to have some new pages that need translation in the coming month(s) (big Fundraiser coming up), so I think I won't put a lot more work on you right now. ;-) Thank you for all that you have done! Would you able to find someone on rowp who could review them? I asked someone I normally ask, but he hasn't responded yet. Cbrown1023 talk 01:28, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Your reversionEdit

I have seen the image's description page. It does not explain why it is relevant on the Tell us about your Wikipedia page. It's just two people. A caption isn't even given on the page explaining as to why the image is there. Perhaps you could clarify? —Anonymous DissidentTalk 22:26, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, you were incorrect... it's not "completely irrelevant". I can't see how an image of Wikipedians is not acceptable for a page about Wikipedians giving feedback. In response to "a caption isn't even given", maybe you should add to the content by adding a caption instead of deleting items? However, if you can find a better illustration, feel free to replace it. Cbrown1023 talk 01:51, 26 September 2008 (UTC)
I highlighted the lack of caption as part of my argument; I assert that there is no acceptable caption in the context of that page. The two people are Wikimedians, yes, but they are ostensibly just two people in a library on a page entitled "tell us about your Wikipedia". It is my opinion that such an image is not related to the topic, and should not be there. I don't plan to engage in a conflict over the image, and don't care if it remains, but I really think that it is superfluous on the page. —Anonymous DissidentTalk 06:10, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Proofreading...Edit spanish is   Done. What must I do now? Change stutus to published?. Thank you. Dferg (talk) 12:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Dferg, I've gone ahead and published it to wmfwiki. In the future, you can just update the status page with |es |done which will let us know that it's ready to be published. Thanks for your help. :) --Az1568 15:47, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Gracias por vuestra confianza y consejos (translated: Thanks for your advices)
Dferg (talk) 15:48, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/Staff/zh-hant and Translation requests/WMF/Staff/zh-hansEdit

How come they are marked as "needs updating"? OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:48, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey Ohana! One new staff member was added since you updated the page (I know... every time we get it translated, they hire someone new! grr :P). See the update zh-hant/zh-hans. Cbrown1023 talk 20:25, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I know a way to solve the problem. Tell WMF to stop hiring people and that'll solve it! Well, since you know Chinese now, you can take my job as well ;) OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:10, 15 October 2008 (UTC)
lol, I know how to say all of... maybe 20 words. :P Your job is still very much needed. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 12:32, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
Both done. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:22, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Both published. 谢谢! Cbrown1023 talk 18:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


I won't readd this to avoid edit warring, but check wikt:WT:BP#One Million for further information. Our statistics counter is significantly off and it took an XML check (whatever that is) to figure out that we actually have passed one million. 11:44, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Please make sure you log in to connect your Wiktionary account with a Meta-Wiki account. Please revert me and include a link to that discussion (you know how it must've looked, an anon adding something that was disproved on the Main Page of the website ;-)). Wiktionary should also consider a small press releases about that, like Commons does. Cbrown1023 talk 15:45, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Head of Community GivingEdit

Hi, Cbrown. What exactly does the Head of Community Giving do? --Hillgentleman 18:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey Hillgentleman. The job request with the description can be found here. Basically, this is the guy in charge of regular donations. That is, those from our community and from the people who read the sites (including the fund-drives). Cbrown1023 talk 18:43, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Allow me to butt in into the conversation. Apparently, I found that in ALL Job opening description pages, under "About WMF", they forgot Wikispecies (yes, they forgot it again...) OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:14, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
They didn't forget it. For example, we don't include Wikiversity, Meta-Wiki, or Incubator either (or the MediaWiki software). Only the most widely trafficked/largest are on there. If not, the page would get too big (it says "including", so one wouldn't assume it's a full list). A full list can be found on Our projects, which is linked from the sidebar and many other pages. Az1568 (talk) 04:41, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Still, there's a big difference between Wikipedia Main Page's sister project and Meta's sister project. Lately I am pissed about this bug OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:58, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Oh crap, did I just hear that Brion Vibber hired 2 new developers? (growl) OhanaUnitedTalk page 13:38, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Brion didn't, the Foundation did. :P See [17] for more info. Cbrown1023 talk 19:42, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
So do I need to translate again? OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:44, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately... :-( I think that should be the last time for a while, though. Cbrown1023 talk 20:15, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Done. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:38, 27 October 2008 (UTC)


...for this [18]. The difference between "done" and "published" was not really clear for me, I thought it must be published here @meta, not in the Foundation Wiki. —YourEyesOnly 04:15, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

No problem at all! Many people end up getting confused, that's why I tried to explain it. On a side note, we don't get many German translators lately; your translations and copyedits are really appreciated. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 04:23, 19 October 2008 (UTC)


In your latest comment to Cometstyles, second line.
Should that have been "assume," rather than "awesome?"
Anthøny 15:46, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. Cbrown1023 talk 15:47, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Board of trusteesEdit

Hi! I saw you switched the status from done to proofreading. First at all I'd like to apologize for this error. Can I do the proofreading? Thank you. Dferg (T-ES) 20:34, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh, it's no problem at all. It's not that there was anything wrong with the translation. ;-) We just make sure that we have the translations reviewed by at least one other person before we publish them. I would rather if someone else did the proofreading (it's normally hard to copyedit your own work), do you want to ask someone in #wikipedia-es? Cbrown1023 talk 23:03, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Speaking of Spanish translations, do you want to work on the ones for the upcoming fundraiser (this is more important than the regular requests)? If so, please see Fundraising 2008/core messages (and click the "missing" next to es/Español. Thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 23:15, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
I've left a message to Góngora (trusted user on es-wiki and one of my best friends here). I hope he will take care of the affair. Thank you very much.
Dferg (T-ES) 17:14, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Gracias. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:58, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Re: E-MailEdit

I will try to work on the fund raising translation this week. What will be done to the Special:RecentChanges? Chrisportelli 18:52, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

They found the error, it was a mistake in the translation. It's just waiting on one of the Wikimedia Foundation's systems administrators to sync the correct file (afaik, siebrand fixed it in Betawiki/svn). Cbrown1023 talk 18:59, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much for your great help... Chrisportelli 19:14, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
It doesn't seem to be working... I asked them on IRC to look into it again. :-( Cbrown1023 talk 19:25, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Problem solved.. thanks again ;) Chrisportelli 05:44, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Translation into IndonesianEdit

Hi, the Indonesian translation has been reviewed. Not a lot was changed because the original translation itself apperas to be relatively good. Hayabusa future 01:14, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:18, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Yellow message at the topEdit

Hi. Please consider updating the top message on Fundraising 2008/core messages/en to include this change Huji 19:55, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

We're trying to group all of the changes at once, so it's done now. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:38, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising translationEdit

As you have requested me so at Thai Wikipedia, I am translating it. :-) However, I am a bit confused:

Thank you for working on the translation! Sorry it's confusing. :-(
  • In English version, why does the text "project" highlighted in yellow? What is that mean? How does that effect the translation work in Thai?
    The word "project" was added to the English version after translations were started, it was just a note to translators who already started that the word was added. You can remove the highlighting in the Thai version.
  • In English version, number 61-69, 74-79, 83-89 and 103-109 are missing. What are them? Why they are not on the page?
    They don't exist, they just skipped some numbers when creating the source.
  • In English version, number 92, it says "check and stock". Is Wikimedia Foundation in a stock exchange? If so, it is not a non-profit organisation, is it? Also, I assume you meant "cheque"... so cheque or what?
    Stock: Sometimes people donate stock to the Foundation. For example, someone might buy some Google stock for the Foundation to give as a donation.
    Check: Yeah, check and cheque are synonyms. (Check is more common American English.)
  • In English version, it mentions the chapters which the donor may contact. However, there is not any in Thailand yet. Shall I slightly add some notes a bit or skip that number?
    You can still translate it. It will list one of the existing chapters of the Wikimedia Foundation who agreed to special contract for this fundraiser.

Thank you for answering my questions. I hope to translate more in the future for benefit of Thai language. (even I am now not finished yet!) --Passawuth 12:54, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

:-) Does all that make sense? Thanks again for translating, Passawuth! Cbrown1023 talk 21:58, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you :-) However, the "default money" one what do I have to do? When converting to Thai money, it has something like "cents" at the back. Also, can I change the amount of the money? The whole number Baht without decimals cannot be as same as those in dollars. (Do you get what I say?) --Passawuth 13:42, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Also, please forgive me, stock like:
  • supply of goods
  • the value of the shares in a company that have been sold
  • the share that somebody has bought in a company
Which one? I'm bad at economy... :-( --Passawuth 13:45, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
I think stock most closely means "the share that somebody has bought in a company" in this case. For the "default amounts", it does not need to be an exact conversion. Just do whatever makes sense (or has the same value roughly) for Thailand. Cbrown1023 talk 14:14, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

With the help of other Thai users, finished! However, I am a bit confused. The amount of money in this page is still in USD, but on the translation page I wrote Thai Bath. Also, [19], [20] and [21] are not yet translated. Where can I translate those pages? Thank you. --Passawuth 14:02, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

We'll work on translating the other pages later (they aren't as important as the ones you've already translated), we'll start that translation process this weekend (I hope). About the currency, I don't think PayPal accepts that currency. If it does, tell me, and I'll update it. Cbrown1023 talk 21:27, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Some new added stuff in Fundraising 2008/core messages/viEdit

Some phrases added to the end of the page, should I translate it? I guess no. Vinhtantran 03:30, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

The ones at the end of the page should be adjusted depending upon what Vietnamese uses. For example, since Vietnamese uses the đồng, you would change $ to VND/₫. If they use different “quotes” than English uses, you'd change that as well. Cbrown1023 talk 12:02, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

learn more! ;o)Edit

Learn more=Naučite više --Dalibor Bosits 23:08, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Learn more=přečtěte si více, show support=vyjádřete podporu. --egg 23:32, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Also "Přispějte hned" would be better than "Přispějte. Nyní." --egg 23:34, 2 November 2008 (UTC)


Hello. I found several mistakes in the text, so please update it: [22]

Thank you,

Matasg *** 17:53, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello again :) Please change „*9. Paaukota:“ to „*9. Paaukoti:“. It's almost the most important change.
Thank you,
Matasg *** 19:03, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the update. :)   Done. --Az1568 (talk) 14:32, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Several changes [23] Thank you, Matasg *** 22:28, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Done, thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 23:06, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Basque translationEdit

Kaixo, we finished translating the messages. You could upload? Thanks! Fundraising_2008/core_messages/eu --Kabri 12:04, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

It should be published today. Cbrown1023 talk 21:26, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Italian translationEdit

As I wrote here, there is a little correction for the italian version of the Fundraising banner. Thanks ;) --Lucas 07:16, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I have also fixed here a couple of imprecisions. --Lucas 07:28, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
I updated the site notice translation, we will update the other pages soon. Grazie. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 16:04, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Marathi TranslationEdit

Can you please publish Marathi translation?
Thanks - Padalkar.kshitij 07:31, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I will publish it next. Cbrown1023 talk 16:02, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Can you please also add the link for Marathi version, in the list of languages at the bottom on each page?

Don't worry, I will update it all at once with the new languages that were added. Cbrown1023 talk 21:03, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Also, can we edit the the banner for the blog and buttons? how?
Padalkar.kshitij 19:52, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Cary will be creating this in the next few days. Cbrown1023 talk 21:03, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Minor problem in Chinese translation againEdit

First of all, thanks for your effort of sovling the problem I mentioned last time. However, I still have one more question. In the translation page, "Wikipedia" is translated to "維基百科", and this is the name which Chinese would use. However in the banner, most of them remains "Wikipedia" instead of "維基百科". Is it deliberately not translate the word "Wikipedia" for all languages, even including non-latin lanaguages?

That's because we are using Meta ({{SITENAME}}) for the sitenotices, so that they will not say "Wikipedia" when we enable it for the sister projects. Cbrown1023 talk 15:30, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Also, both "Wikipedia" and "維基百科" appear at the same time in sentence 4: "當您需要維基百科的時候,Wikipedia總在您身邊。——現在維基百科需要您的幫助!". As that version makes the word "Wikipedia" appearing 3 times, I have suggested another version: "當您需要維基百科的時候,它總在您身邊。——現在它需要您的幫助!". Please replace 維基百科 with Wikipedia when necessary. Thank you! -- Kevinhksouth 13:53, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Sure, 谢谢 for your update. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:30, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry. It is me again. Last time at Talk:Fundraising 2008/core messages#Please help publishing several zh variants, I have pointed out "維基媒體" was wrongly written as "維基媒体" on zh-hant page, and then you have fixed it. However, I just found out one more: Donate/Now/zh-hant - "維基媒体需要您的支援!" should be corrected to "維基媒體需要您的支援!" in zh-hant. Thank you for your help again. -- Kevinhksouth 13:46, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Updated. Thanks for pointing that out to us. :) --Az1568 (talk) 14:37, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Please review some translations in viEdit

Hi Casey, would you take a look into the talk page of vi translation of fundraising? Feel free to change back to the better thing if you agree with me. Cheers, Vinhtantran 00:50, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

I replied and asked Erik to reply too. Cbrown1023 talk 01:25, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

km translationEdit

Hello Cbrown1023,

Can you please publish km translation? thank you, --Kiensvay 01:04, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

I was publishing it, but then I realized it wasn't finished. :-( I should get it published today. Cbrown1023 talk 01:25, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Now the translation finished. Thank You. --Kiensvay 01:40, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! There are a few things that we missed when creating the source, would you mind translating them?
Cbrown1023 talk 01:56, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


  • Learn more = សិក្សាបន្ថែម
  • Other = ផ្សេងទៀត
  • Support Wikimedia = គាំទ្រវិគីមេឌា

Thank you! --Kiensvay 02:00, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Correction needed: In order to correctly display Can please update message 80?

Message 80: ស្រមៃ​មើល​ពិភពលោក​មួយ​ដែល​មនុស្ស​គ្រប់​រូប​អាច​​មាន​លទ្ធភាព​​ចូល​ទៅ​កាន់​ប្រភព​ចំនេះដឹង​ទាំង​អស់​របស់​មនុស្ស​ដោយ​មិន​គិត​ថ្លៃ។ —ជីមមី វ៉េលស៍, ស្ថាបនិកវិគីភីឌា។

Thank You!

On kmwiki, it display the number incorrectly.

  • En Message: Our Goal: $6 million
  • km Message: គោលបំណង: $៥,០០០,០០០ (this numbers are wrong, It means 5,000,000)
  • The correct one: គោលបំណង:៦លានដុល្លា

Thank You! --Kiensvay 03:02, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

All done, site notices will take 5-15 minutes to update. Cbrown1023 talk 03:08, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

minor problem in mr translationEdit

In mr publishing, message 60 appears again in place of message 50. (i.e. message 50 is missing)
Can you please correct that?
Padalkar.kshitij 05:42, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I got confused with the Marathi numbers. ;-) Thanks for catching it, though, I fixed it. Cbrown1023 talk 14:55, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

oh, the mistake is ours..we shouldn't have translated the numbers also :)
(and that too, only half of them...)
Thanks a lot for all your help, cheers
Padalkar.kshitij 17:35, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising 2008/core messages/ukEdit

Hello. Could you, please, help to fix a problem in translation into Ukrainian. Now it says «Підтримайте Вікіпедія — неприбутковий проект.» However, we have cases in Ukrainian language, so according to grammar rules it should be «Підтримайте Вікіпедію — неприбутковий проект.», as written in message #6. By the way, it's necessary to update Ukrainian version according to changes marked in blue. Thanks — NickK 16:08, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

The notice gets "Вікіпедія" from {{SITENAME}}. In order for it to work on the sister projects, I need to know what it will be for each of those names:
  • Вікіпедія = Вікіпедію
  • Вікісловник =
  • Вікіпідручник =
  • ВікіНовини =
  • ВікіЦитати =
  • Вікіджерела =
Thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 16:17, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
You can use {{grammar:accusative|{{SITENAME}}}} instead. There is difference only for Вікіпедія/Wikipedia, for all the other projects it's the same. Thanks — NickK 16:25, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Done, it takes 5-15 minutes to update. I don't think it worked, though. If it doesn't, send me a message here and I'll try another solution. Cbrown1023 talk 17:02, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
But grammar:accusative is defined only for Вікіпедія, Вікісловник, Вікіпідручник, ВікіНовини. For other projects Ukrainian names are not defined yet.--Ahonc 18:00, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
I will do:
|вікіпедія = Вікіпедію
|wikiquote = ВікіЦитати
|wikisource = Вікіджерела
|#default = {{SITENAME}}
Does that sound okay? Wiktionary, Wikinews, and Wikibooks do not change and the sites have "SITENAME" configured. Wikiquote and Wikisource do not change either, but they do not have the sitename configured. Cbrown1023 talk 19:13, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Okay I did that, let's see if it works well. Cbrown1023 talk 19:29, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Misspelling in Thai translationEdit

Hello, I was wondering if you can help changing the Thai translation #2. Currently it shows as

วิกิพีเดียยเป็นองค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร: กรุณาบริจาควันนี้

It should be

วิกิพีเดียเป็นองค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร: กรุณาบริจาควันนี้

(with double ย at the 6th character).

I checked the page Fundraising 2008/core messages/th, but it seems that it had been fixed already. However, the current banner in Thai Wikipedia still shows the old misspelling one. Thank you. --Manop 06:06, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Fixed. It should show the changes on thwiki within 5-15 minutes. --Az1568 (talk) 06:39, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Tell us about English WikipediaEdit

Is it over, abandoned or what? thanks, --Elitre 22:58, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Tell us about your Wikipedia is still going, it might be best to contact Ziko for more information. Cbrown1023 talk 23:15, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you Cbrown1023, for your comments and your help at Talk:Fundraising 2008/design drafts. Cirt (talk) 07:03, 11 November 2008 (UTC)


Could you change first letter smaller in Header (message no.80) It seems "시" to me ("지" is correct). I believe that wasn't misspelled. First letter is so big that it's broken. Regards.--Kwj2772 08:54, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

It says "지구상의 모든 사람에게 인간의 지식 전체에 대한 자유로운 접근이 제공되는 세상을 상상해보십시오." to me with the letter big... but I can make it smaller. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:24, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Estonian translations of Fundraising 2008 core messagesEdit

Hello! I hope this is the right place to post this. The community of Estonian Wikipedia would like to see the (text of the) banner a little smaller (it is believed to be too intrusive). If this is not possible, then it doesn't matter. Secondly, the desired text of the button is Anneta (=donate). Maybe you just haven't had time to correct it. And finally, is it possible to change the red color of the button to something else (like gray)? --Jaan513 15:45, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Jaan513. Unfortunately, we are unable to change the banner size or colors. But I have changed "Anneta kohe" to "Anneta", the changes should appear on etwiki within 5-15 minutes. --Az1568 (talk) 16:13, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for answering. I was suspecting that you can't change the banner size or colors, but I asked to be sure. I don't see the button as "Anneta", yet. Hope it'll appear after some time. --Jaan513 20:36, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

We have the same kind of problem as fiu-vro. 'Toeta Wikimedia' is incorrect, should be 'Toeta Wikimediat'. --Jaan513 17:03, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Fixed :) --Az1568 (talk) 17:30, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Jaan513 10:18, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising 2008/core messages/be-taraskEdit

Hello! Thank you for the translation implementation. It turns to be one small mistake. The original count of chapters in line 123 was 19, but if there are already 21 of them, then it is not correct to use “зь 21”. The right variant is “з 21”. Could you please fix it? By the way, it is possible to use just “з” with any number, even 19 (“зь 19” is just more preferable), so it will be ok to change 21 to any other number in future if any. I'll correct the translation in a moment not to confuse with such a nuance. --zedlik 01:12, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:27, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, too! ;-) --zedlik 01:39, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

G'day Wikimedian :-)Edit

Whilst it's quite likely you'll have heard this news on the grapevine, in your email inbox, or even in person - I thought that it was sufficiently exciting to warrant giving each of you a 'new messages' orange bar! This particular orange bar has been brought to you to let you know that Wikimedia Australia is now open for members!

I'm not on the committee or anything, and that's where the credit is due in getting everything to this point, but I think it would be absolutely fantastic for folks who wish to support the australian wiki community, to go ahead and sign up - we're quite likely to be the world's fatest growing chapter at the moment! Join Us :-)

Here's a little more about membership, and the mailing list in particular is well worth signing up to as well, and is a good forum to get answers to any questions answered, or to share any ideas. I've dropped these notes in under my own steam, and you've received one because you're on this list - feel free to ask me any questions, or anything - I can certainly point you in the right direction :-) cheers all, Privatemusings 04:04, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Translation for foundation siteEdit

This Swedish translation needs to be copied to the Foundation wiki if you get a chance. I didn't translate it, but I confirmed it on google translate. The local talk page is defunct, but the comment correctly addresses wikimedia:Deductibility of donations.--chaser - t 16:09, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Done, thanks. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:09, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising 2008/core messages/fiu-vroEdit

Hello! Translation to Võro is ready, could you publish it, please. --Võrok 11:46, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Võrok. I'll be publishing Võro later today (It's been on my to-do list). :) --Az1568 (talk) 14:05, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Võrok 14:20, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for publishing Võro donation page, it looks nice! Only one problematic thing - the very first red title "Toeq Wikimedia!" is grammatically nonsense. It should be "Toeq Wikimediat!" or "Toeq Wikimedia Tsihtasotust!" --Võrok 11:34, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Fixed, thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:22, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising 2008/core messages/kmEdit

Hello, Can you please change the left and right quote of km messages in order to correctly display it in webbrowser?

  • Left quote: “
  • Right quote: ”

Thank you. --Kiensvay 16:57, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Done, thanks. Cbrown1023 talk 21:42, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Misspelling and wrong project in Swedish fundraising bannersEdit

There are a misspelling in the Swedish Wikipedia banner:

Wikipediaär beroende av din gåva: bidra med din gåva i dag
should be
Wikipedia är beroende av din gåva: bidra med din gåva i dag

and wrong project in the Swedish Wiktionary banner:

Wiktionary finns här när du behöver det -- nu behöver Wikipedia dig.
should be
Wiktionary finns här när du behöver det -- nu behöver Wiktionary dig.

//StefanB 17:40, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

That's not good. :o Both fixed. Cbrown1023 talk 21:53, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Misspelling in Finnish banners. And yes, I failed again. :( — str4nd 04:55, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Aww.. Fixed, thanks. ;-) --Az1568 (talk) 06:50, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for all your work on keeping translations organized, up-to-date etc.! --Erwin(85) 16:34, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Same to you! Thanks for working to proofread Dutch translations. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:40, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

mr translationEdit

"Missing strings page" for Marathi translation, show status as published, but the site still shows these messages in English
was there some problem or it was published just now and just taking some time to update?
Thanks, Padalkar.kshitij 18:21, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Alex fixed it, thanks. Cbrown1023 talk 19:05, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Header Norwegian bokmålEdit

Perhaps easier to communicate directly with you here instead on Jon Haralds page (and in English instead of Norwegian ;o). Core messages/nb is already up to date, but #22 that reads "velgjørere" for "benefactors" has not been copied/implemented in the heading as it shows on pages like Same goes for #27 "gjennomsiktighet" for transparancy".

Sorry about the confusion here, but when I first posted to JHS I did not realise that these headers already excisted at core messages/nb. Regards, Finn Rindahl 09:21, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Updated #22, #26 and #27. --Az1568 (talk) 11:11, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. It does not seem to be working though - the only page where the changes are displayed are , the others etc still show the old version. Might be some cache thingy. Finn Rindahl 11:52, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Still not updated on other pages, so I doubt it's a cache issue. Has the template been subst'ed in a previous version? Finn Rindahl 18:38, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Hmm.. it displays fine for me. Maybe you need to purge/clear your browsers cache first? --Az1568 (talk) 19:14, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
I've been purging since 11:11 ;o). & does not show the same heading for me. Finn Rindahl 19:20, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
I'm not sure what it would be then. All I can suggest is that you either keep trying, and hopefully it'll fix itself, or try viewing the page another browser. :( --Az1568 (talk) 19:32, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
No problem, as long as it renders as it's supposed to for everyone else I'm happy ;o) Finn Rindahl 19:40, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Validation-error textEdit

It seems that the parameter 'validation-error' (you must enter a valid amount) has not been added to the various donate/now/xx pages - do we have translations for that somewhere or do we need to set up another translation request? Finn Rindahl 16:43, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

We have it, see Fundraising 2008/core messages/missing. Cbrown1023 talk 17:22, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
Really?!? what number is that? We just got #11 "You must contribute at least..." which is 'validation-error-minimum' but I can't see texts for 'validation-error' Regards, Finn Rindahl 17:32, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
*slaps self* Sorry, I haven't been thinking straight lately. ;-) No, we don't have a request for that yet... maybe a #12? Cbrown1023 talk 17:35, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
OK ;) Just wanted to check before adding any more of those ready #11s, if it was possible to add both those parameters at the same time it would save a few clicks. But I'll get on with the rest of them now, could you add a new translation request then? Finn Rindahl 18:02, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
I poked Naoko about that. She'll ask around and see if we'll need another request for that string. --Az1568 (talk) 15:01, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
But we'll probably end up waiting until we get the next round of sitenotices to request it, so that the updates are clustered together. Cbrown1023 talk 18:53, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Have we not got something like this from previous years? - I mean "you must enter a valid amount" isn't excactly poetry...Finn Rindahl 19:16, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

mr translation : missing stringsEdit

Missings strings #5 and #6 are interchanged in the published version.
please correct
Padalkar.kshitij 08:53, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

  Done. --Az1568 (talk) 15:03, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Your nameEdit

Hi. I have corrcted a typo in your name in Arabic. Please see here. --Meno25 16:26, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

shukran. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:33, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Ping regarding translation linksEdit

Your name was mentioned here in the course of discussion about which translation links should be prominent on the Main Page. Your opinion would be much appreciated if you have a spare moment. :-) Cheers. --MZMcBride 21:01, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

*Cbrown1023 says that he'll take a look as soon as he can.*
He asked me to leave this note here since he'll be away for the majority of the week/weekend. --Az1568 (talk) 01:54, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the poke, I asked britty to respond. Cbrown1023 talk 15:28, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Notification that identification is required is now translated to SpanishEdit


I've translatedin a subpage of mine (from -en to -es) the template used to require the identification. Now, I wonder if it needs proofreading or I can move it to the correct place. Thank you. Dferg (T-ES) 16:51, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

It wouldn't hurt to ask someone on IRC to look over the translation. However, you can move it to the proper place whenever you want. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:00, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
  Done - I've moved it to the correct page (I've asked permission on IRC) Best regards Dferg (T-ES) 17:11, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising 2008/core messages/ukEdit

I am writing again as Ukrainian wiktionary users have found a grammar mistake in the following Fundraising messages.

Message #4 (Вікіпедія завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте її — тепер вона потребує Вашої підтримки.) must be for the sister projects:

  • Вікіпедія = Вікіпедія завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте її — тепер вона потребує Вашої підтримки.
  • Вікісловник = Вікісловник завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте її — тепер він потребує Вашої підтримки.
  • Вікіпідручник = Вікіпідручник завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте її — тепер він потребує Вашої підтримки.
  • ВікіНовини = ВікіНовини завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте їх — тепер вони потребують Вашої підтримки.
  • ВікіЦитати = ВікіЦитати завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте їх — тепер вони потребують Вашої підтримки.
  • Вікіджерела = Вікіджерела завжди тут, коли Ви потребуєте їх — тепер вони потребують Вашої підтримки.

And message #3 (Вікіпедія сподівається на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.) must be for the sister projects:

  • Вікіпедія = Вікіпедія сподівається на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.
  • Вікісловник = Вікісловник сподівається на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.
  • Вікіпідручник = Вікіпідручник сподівається на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.
  • ВікіНовини = ВікіНовини сподіваються на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.
  • ВікіЦитати = ВікіЦитати сподіваються на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.
  • Вікіджерела = Вікіджерела сподіваються на Ваш благодійний внесок: будь ласка, зробіть його сьогодні.

Thanks in advance! — NickK 21:07, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

What is it for "Wikimedia" (Вікімедіа)? That will be the default. Cbrown1023 talk 23:56, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
Like Wikipedia (Вікіпедія). Thanks — NickK 20:56, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
I asked Alex to do it and he did it. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 00:24, 26 December 2008 (UTC)


I don't see the purpose of your repeated reversion of the status of the Yiddish translation. Unless you are proposing to finish the translation yourself, it is not going to get finished.

Currently all the banners appear in English. In what way is that better than having the most common ones appear in the local language?

Unless there is a possibility of further translations taking place, the most sensible option is to publish the existing translations.

--Redaktor 21:58, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

The translation wasn't "done" as the status you put suggested. Perhaps if you had used an edit summary (you used none) saying something like "the translation will not be finished, just publish the sitenotices", we would all know what you were talking about. We can't read your mind. :-) However, it's sad that all of the existing work has gone to waste since you won't finish the translation. Cbrown1023 talk 23:53, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
1 Apologies for not using the edit summaries.
2 Thank you for having the translations published. If any untranslated messages become visible I may translate them. But it is very time-consuming, and there are other things to do!
--Redaktor 19:07, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
You're so close to having the whole thing completely done. :-) When you have time, all that's needed is: 71, 73, 92, 94, 96a, 97, 99, 100, 101, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120. Then you're done. :D Cbrown1023 talk 21:07, 22 December 2008 (UTC) Personal Appeal translationEdit

Hi, Jimmy's appeal sitenotice in the has a problem: the comma "," should be in the end of the second row, not at the begining of the first. Currenty:

אנא קיראו:
פנייה אישית מג'ימי ויילס
, מייסד ויקיפדיה

should be:

אנא קיראו:
פנייה אישית
מג'ימי ויילס, מייסד ויקיפדיה

Also, the "Collapse" is not translated. Shoud be


and "Expand" should be


Thanks, Yonidebest 22:41, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

  Done expand/collapsed will be fixed soon. Cbrown1023 talk 22:47, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Yonidebest 01:46, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Dear Cbrown1023; I edited the Hebrew translation of the appeal, in [24], to imporve the language. Please perform your magic so that the new version will be the one presented to the visitors of the Hebrew Wikipedia. Sincerely, Uzi V. 21:43, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

  Done, thanks. --Az1568 (talk) 23:53, 25 December 2008 (UTC)


The title is wrong. Would you mind change "apelación" to "llamamiento"? Thank you. Dferg (T-ES) 14:01, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. Cbrown1023 talk 14:04, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Dferg (T-ES) 14:30, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Quality WikiEdit

What does it do? And someone (probably you) registered today as CBrown, might be a good idea to verify if that's you. OhanaUnitedTalk page 03:42, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that was me who registered. :-) (It was just so that I had that variation saved as a global username.) Quality Wiki was a site created to showcase the initiative by the Foundation to boost quality on the sites. I think it was intended to be used as a workplace for discussion, but things have gone sorta stale since then. The only content is what you can see on the Portal pages. The only real success from that initiative (I think) was FlaggedRevs which is installed on a few wikis. Cbrown1023 talk 03:34, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Fundraising 2008/appeal/trEdit

We have done some changes on Fundraising 2008/appeal/tr to have a better translation, but we don't see the results on the message page. I think this should be re"published". Could you help to do so? İyivikiler... homonihilis // ileti 22:42, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

  Done. --Az1568 (talk) 00:45, 28 December 2008 (UTC)



Could you please publish all the languages marked as ready on Fundraising_2008/core_messages/missing or if you've already dne it mark them as published as well? thnaks in advance and a Happy New Year! --Robby 10:50, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, we're trying to get those published as soon as possible. Both of us have been pretty busy with the holidays and just haven't had the time to look them over yet. I'll try to see if I can get a few out the WMF site later today. :) --Az1568 (talk) 10:28, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Thai donation pageEdit

Hi Cbrown! On the Thai donation page, the Thai WP logo has projected out of the blue frame. It is because of the size of the logo - but can you resize it please? I'm not the uploader of the logo.

Thank you and Happy New Year 2009! (Please reply at here - thank you again). --Passawuth 05:23, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

  Fixed. --Az1568 (talk) 09:22, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Az1568, and happy new year to you. --Passawuth 14:59, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

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