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translation: thank youEdit

Should donators messages be translated? --WizardOfOz 00:55, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, most languages translated the donor quotes. Cbrown1023 talk 00:57, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Those three in english ok, but i can´t translate the spanish one or what it is :) --WizardOfOz 01:01, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Hehe, it's Portuguese actually. The English translation is an <!-- edit comment --> next to it. (It's: Wikipedia is very important for everyone. It is an achievement of humanity.) Cbrown1023 talk 01:03, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
I tought it is spanish, but whatever... it´s translated :) Thank you for correcting of interwikilink on my page. --WizardOfOz 01:14, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Heh, the two languages are very similar. ;-) Danke for all your help WizardOfOz! No problem about the interwiki link. Cbrown1023 talk 01:17, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes... very similar for someone who understand it but a unknown space for someone like me:) np --WizardOfOz 01:20, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising 2009/thank you/eoEdit

Hi Cbrown,

Is there any way the translated banner could be already published on the Esperanto Wikipedia, even though the core text hasn't been translated ? Unfortunately I have neither the time nor the competence to translate the whole thing, and I'm afraid there's no other volunteer for the moment. That big English banner is actually quite disruptive on our main page, and it would look much better in Esperanto.

Many thanks ! Thomas Guibal 10:47, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi Thomas, I've published the Esperanto centralnotice. You should see the translated version of the banner appear in 30 minutes or so. :-)--Az1568 (talk) 20:58, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Translation for CentralNotice/Global sysopsEdit

Sorry (and tanks). I'm a still inexperienced French contributor on fr.wikipedia, I read English, but I can't really write a correct one. I am new on Wiki, and don't understand already all its subtilities ! But... I was teaching French language, so... je n'aime pas voir des fautes de français ! --Eymery 10:53, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Hehe, no problem at all. Thanks for translating! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 23:54, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Global sysops/arEdit

noticed that you Undo the addition of the class=Persian instead of class=rtl, there is no class in Arabic which reads from right to left, this was provided in class=Persian. The use of class=rtl add more difficulty in reading and Cause overlapping paragraphs especially when you add another language that reads from left to right.Peadara 15:52, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

I'm the one who maintains the persian and rtl classes. We used to use "class=persian" for every rtl language (because that's how it was originally coded), but now we've added a "class=rtl" that does the exact same thing as "class=persian". If it doesn't do the exact same thing, could you tell me what the issues are so that I can fix them? We should be using "class=persian" less and "class=rtl" more, since this one's more general. Cbrown1023 talk 20:56, 11 January 2010 (UTC)


Thank U ! شكرا Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 23:03, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

عفوا. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 23:20, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

In response to: Translation statusesEdit

Hi Cbrown1023!

I'm new to this, and as I saw some texts in need of translation, I wanted to give some help. I'm sorry for having misused the Published status, I promise I'll be more careful next time. Other languages either had Published, Needs Updating, In Progress or Missing, and so I just thought I had to copy the first one. Thank you for your correction! But I have a question: should I now remove the Published status from all my edits?

Thanks once more! GTNS 05:39, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Nah, you don't need to fix the status of all your edits, I think I've already published most of them. Cbrown1023 talk 23:27, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Lossless image compression for templateEdit

I'm not sure if I should post this here or at template, but I'll try here first.

The images being used for the template template could be losslessly compressed...saving a few kilobytes. You could save 1kb on the apple touch png, 1kb on the wikitionary logo, and a bit more on the others. Now while, those few kbs aren't much, given that is the main page many people go to, it gets tens of thousands of views a day.(probably a lot more). I wanted to suggest that you change/update some of these with losslessly compressed ones(the file size of the picture would go down, with absolutely no effect on the image quality).

There is a free tool offered by yahoo called smushit at which can losslessly compress these images. Please consider updating the images to losslessly compressed ones. You may respond at my wikipedia talk page, as I won;t be watching here. w:User talk:Smallman12q Thanks! Smallman12q 18:59, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Hello Smallman12q and thanks for your message. You should probably either bring this up on template or User talk:Mxn. Those places have people more knowledgeable about this than me. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 19:11, 17 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi Cbrown1023. Could you please restart CVNBot9 on the channel? It's missing from ~ 1 week now. Thank you. — Dferg (talk) 23:19, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

  Done, in the future please say use the !staff command either in that channel or in #countervandalism, so that people who are online can try to fix it more quickly. Cbrown1023 talk 21:44, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
OK, thank you. — Dferg (talk) 21:45, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania 2011Edit

You're previously involved in bid process for hosting Wikimania in Toronto. Right now we're forming a bid team for Wikimania in 2011. Would you be interested? OhanaUnitedTalk page 17:19, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

Toronto has always had issues with actually getting active people to plan and commit to a bid, so I'd rather wait and see if others help out first. (I don't actually live near Toronto, after all.) Plus, I'd actually prefer a Wikimania in Montréal. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 21:46, 22 January 2010 (UTC)


This passage:
"...during the course of the year. Questionaires shall be..." in Conflict of interest policy, contains this small error, questionaire, rather than questionnaire. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 17:47, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks. Cbrown1023 talk 22:56, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks but no thanksEdit

Hey Thanks for submitting a Wikimania bid for Stanford. Have you considered creating an account? Wikipedia has a list of reasons why creating an account is a good idea, and a lot of those reasons also apply here. Cbrown1023 talk 00:45, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

I prefer to refrain from creating accounts in response to the way I have been treated in certain content disputes, and in solidarity with new users so that I can better understand the problems and systemic biases they face. I believe creating accounts leads to cults of personality, and raises authorship above the accuracy of text in many cases. I want no further part of that when I can avoid it. Thank you, though, for reaching out to help. 01:11, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
No problem, I can respect that stance. Cbrown1023 talk 01:19, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

mk version of invitatio to vote for stewardsEdit

Hello Cbrown, I have corrected the badly worded mk version of the invitation to vote for stewards, so I would much appreciate if it can be published as soon as your other duties permit. Thanks a lot --B. Jankuloski 12:59, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

  Done, thanks for your help! Cbrown1023 talk 17:20, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising 2009/supplementary messages/laEdit

Hi! Thanks for waking me up. I believe a couple of fellow Latinists have taken a look at the page long ago, but I was driven away by everyday life. I made a few changes (hiding Notes that, I take it, aren't part of the message). Now the Latin text is ready for being published. Could you do that for me? I'm not sure about the procedure. Thanks! --Neander 17:49, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, how does one mark things as "proofread" if one proofreads? I think Neander's latin is so good that no one needs to proofread his translations for them to e accepted.-- 17:54, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
[Edit conflict:] I may possibly have guessed how to do this. I went to the [+/-] at the top of the box on the right side of the page (which may or may not be the Translation status box), clicked it, and was able to change "proofreading" to "done". (Not exactly user-friendly!) Can you add the material now? Andrew Dalby 18:26, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I tried adding the words "Translation status box" to the box (on the assumption that my guess was correct, and thinking it might some day help another reader of the help page), but it won't take them. Dear old Meta! Andrew Dalby 18:32, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
I'll go ahead and publish it. In the future, just change the status to |la |ready when you're done proofreading it. (That tells us "the translation is ready to be published".) Cbrown1023 talk 18:24, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising 2009/FAQ/elEdit

Sorry I wasn't aware of that :) I'll continue there. --Egmontaℨ 01:56, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Hehe, no problem! Thanks for translating. :D Cbrown1023 talk 02:00, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Button phrases for EstonianEdit

Hei! Thanks for letting me know. I've done the 11 requested. As for rest of untranslated supplementary messages, for instance notices, these are no longer required? Pikne 17:08, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

If you have time to translate them, feel free. We might end up using similar ones next year. If you don't have time to translate them, though, that's okay too. :-) Thanks for translating the button phrases! Cbrown1023 talk 20:53, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

supplementary messages for fundraisingEdit

Have translated the 11 button messages and also most of the other fundraising supplementary messages - must have missed an update on translators-l-request asking for translations. Lloffiwr 18:35, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Lloffiwr! Cbrown1023 talk 21:00, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising 2009/FAQ/elEdit

I Finished the translation, it needs some proofreading from another user though (I am a very bad reviewer of my own translations). I would like to do more, is there any list of translations ordered by priority where I can help? (I subscribed to Translators-I, are there more lists?) Thank you in advance. --Egmontaℨ 12:31, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks so much for translating, Egmontaz! I poked around and found a few more pages that could use translations (or translation updates):
I hope this helps get you started. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 23:38, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
Hi again! Thank you! I'll start working on them. However Our projects allready exists at as wmf:Εγχειρήματα. It was translated directly there by Geraki. (Wikibooks logo needs justification, apart from this I'll check if it needs updating). --Egmontaℨ 11:07, 7 March 2010 (UTC)
Oh, sorry about that, I had forgotten! I created the page locally at Translation requests/WMF/Our projects/el, I think it does need a bit of an update. Cbrown1023 talk 14:31, 7 March 2010 (UTC)


Hello Casey, you can remove the <nowiki></nowiki> tags from this messages?

Thanks :D. ---- @lestaty discuţie 15:53, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

ps: I know I can do this, but I do not feel comfortable using the flag of steward to do something like a sysop.

Hey Lestaty, this should actually be done on Translatewiki, if it all, since it's an error in the original site message. However, it looks like quite a few of those have the English default set to use <nowiki> too, so maybe it's supposed to be like that? Cbrown1023 talk 22:32, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
It looks like this issue exists with every language, so you should probably bring it up on translatewiki:Support. Cbrown1023 talk 23:13, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I think this is a problem from translatewiki too, because the messages on translatewiki is ok, but here no... Thanks for the help :P /me abraça Casey ---- @lestaty discuţie 23:59, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Current code does not contain nowiki in the centralauth-log area[1], and there do not appear to be any local overrides[2] to speak of. Best file a bugzilla:bug; it's not in the twn domain. Siebrand 00:55, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
More info: the nowiki has been removed from the English messages[3], but somehow LocalisationUpdate is not kicking in to update the translations... Solution is to have Wikimedia update the source codes more often than once every 5 months or less. Typical issue of translatewiki:FAQ, item 1. Siebrand 00:58, 18 March 2010 (UTC)



Could you make me sysop on ? I am just cleaning up the site and adding updated stuff from meta as asked by Saper. Cheers, Polimerek 18:05, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Hello Polimerek. Cbrown1023 doesn't have the ability to change flags on wikimania2010wiki. You should ask Wpedzich, as he is the only user with bureaucrat rights there. --Az1568 (talk) 18:58, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

mk version of Central NoticeEdit

Macedonian (mk) version of the central notice for Wikimania 2010 doesn't appear in Macedonian on for days, in spite of the fact that it has been "published" long ago. Do you know whyt this is happening? Thanks a lot. --B. Jankuloski 10:18, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

Hey Bjankuloski, sorry about that. I'm not exactly sure how that one was not published, but it should be published now. Cbrown1023 talk 02:10, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

"Hide" and "Help us with translations!"Edit

Hello! Could you show me, where I can translate "Hide" and "Help us with translations!" words in Tatar language? Thanks!--Рашат Якупов 10:00, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay, I was on break. You can just translate it on your talk page and I'll publish it. Cbrown1023 talk 23:02, 5 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi! Please, add this. Thanks.--Pandukht 10:56, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Done, but, in the future, please update the status to "ready" (instead of "published"). That way, we know you that you updated the translation and it's ready to be published. Cbrown1023 talk 13:37, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Interlanguage sorting orderEdit

Hi! Regarding this edit: Is the correct sorting order in Meta really the one ordered by the language code? I can't seem to find any place where it's defined. The Meta:Interlanguage links page doesn't mention the ordering at all. However, both the main page and Meta:Interlanguage links actually order the interlanguage links by local language, not by the language code. Which one is it? Jafeluv 21:48, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

There aren't any hard-and-fast rules, but I've always ordered them by language-code and that's what has always seemed most prevalent to me. Feel free to change it back if you'd like. Cbrown1023 talk 01:14, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the explanation. I've changed it back; hope you don't mind. Regards, Jafeluv 06:29, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Recent Changes IRC feedEdit

Hi Cbrown, In reference to this edit, do you have more information on what those IRC recent changes feeds are used for? It might be helpful to include some general info about those uses in the article, even if we don't mention specific bots. Perhaps we can include a link to a category, e.g. Category:Scripts that use the IRC recent changes feed. Thanks, Tisane 06:24, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, that page is for listing IRC channels, not for listing bots/scripts. The thing is that the IRC recent changes feeds can be used for anything you want. :-) However, the most common is usually anti-vandalism (both by humans and by bots) and just RC watching (i.e. setting up a bot in #wikimania-gdansk that lists all of the changes made to Wikimania-related pages). Cbrown1023 talk 20:35, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

"Wikimania 2010" notice @ ja.wpEdit

Hi, thanks to your message about Wikimania 2010 at Japanese Wikipedia. But w:ja:Wikipedia:井戸端 (VillagePump), where you noticed, is a page to discuss something about Japanese Wikipedia. So I transfered to w:ja:Wikipedia:お知らせ (Notices). Notice at the page next time!--aokomoriuta 22:36, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Okay, arigato. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:31, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Interlanguage linkEdit

Hi, I'm the administrator of Azerbaijani Wikipedia (check). Please, help me to find the page of requests concerning interlanguage links. I want to ask to change the name of our language in interwikis from "Azərbaycan" to "Azərbaycanca". That's the common request of our users. Wertuose 08:00, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

File a request on Bugzilla, being sure to link to a page on azwiki showing community consensus. Cbrown1023 talk 19:29, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Translations in AcehneseEdit

Hi Cbrown1023! Thank you very much for your attention. Actually, I have tried to translate them before, when I translated other messages. But I did not know where I can translate them. The translations are done now.

Do you have other translations to do?

-- Si Gam Acèh 05:11, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for translating them, I've published the translations. :-) No, I don't think we need any other translations into ace at the moment, but we'll let you know if we do. You can also subscribe to the translators mailing list so that you get notifications when we have new requests. Feel free to look at other open requests on TR too! Cbrown1023 talk 21:08, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

br translationEdit

I had changed the status of br because it had been corrected and it need to be updated for us to see the new changes. So do you know how can it be done ? --Y-M D 11:52, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I updated the text.
I hope Casey don't mind.
Best regards,
Huib talk 12:50, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Except you didn't end up changing anything either, Huib. ;-) Y-M D's change must've already been published. Are you sure it's not showing up? Cbrown1023 talk 15:33, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't see any changes in the text also, but I guessed I was just overlooking it. Huib talk 15:34, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
In fact if I'm asking this it's because another user of the Breton Wikipedia told we that the text wasn't correct and he had corrected it, but no changes have been seen. It's because he didn't ask anyone to actualize the new translation. For all to be clear I asked to other users to translate it again, and I've corrected it one more time. So now it should be okay for a new update, and all will be fine. Could you do it, and it will be the end of the story ;-) --Y-M D 21:29, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. I published it now, even though you forgot to update the status! :P Cbrown1023 talk 00:01, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for all. It's not always easy to translate things well, next time I will try to do it by asking to others some help, so we won't have any mistakes or problems. --Y-M D 10:09, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Central notice translationEdit

I am really sorry for this confusion, I thought that the status update was meant to be used by the translators and proofreaders only. Now I understand the process. Thanks for your patience --HaythamAbulela 17:42, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

No problem at all, I'm sorry for the confusion! Cbrown1023 talk 18:44, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Localized logo for si.wikipedia (Reply)Edit

Dear Cbrown1023
Thank you for contacting us (සිංහල Wikipedia = on this issue.
The translations are as follows.
  • Wikipedia = විකිපීඩියා
  • The Free Encyclopedia = නිදහස් විශ්වකෝෂය
Singhalawap 01:51, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Singhalawap is Correct.
  Updated our list, thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 21:04, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
I have an Issue about Wikipedia-puzzleglobe-V2_bottom.png image. For Sinhala it shows "ව්". But that is wrong. it should be "වි". No spaces also. this is a continues line. pls pay attention on this as well. Thanks. -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 18:36, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
Are you sure that it's wrong? The characters on the globe are listed here and on there it says that we're using the character you say is right... Cbrown1023 talk 19:28, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
FYI : I guess most of Graphics software deosn't support well for Sinhala Uniocde, Sinhala Laguage,this might be rendering problem. But MS Paint is the best tool working for Sinhala Unicode.

In addtion, I would like add more information about this letter, because the letter "ව්" made with two combinations of letter and Glyph ( letter ව + Glyph ි = වි ). Please refer Unicode table for more information. Thank you very much, Best regards --Asiri 12:16, 18 June 2010 (UTC) You can see PNG version and svg version as well from here.

Sorry, but could you point future queries about the actual characters on the logo to User talk:Bastique? He's more knowledgeable about that stuff and I'm going away. Cbrown1023 talk 14:59, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much, I've informed him. --Asiri 20:05, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Localized logo for ckb.wikipediaEdit

  • Wikipedia=ویکیپیدیا
  • The Free Encyclopedia =ئینسایکڵۆپیدیای ئازاد

thank you --Marmzok 16:21, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

  Updated our list, thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 21:05, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

IRC cloakEdit

Hello. Here's the link to the IRC cloak request confirmation. [6] 231013-a 05:14, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. Since your username was renamed, I cloaked you with your new username ("Comp1089"). Cbrown1023 talk 19:45, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Help About a bot Creation or Using.Edit

I have sent you a mail. Could you please check that? -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 11:04, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Central notice template & VectorEdit

Hello. Could you fill the "pt-br" PR CentralNotice and PO CentralNotice messages with the same message in "pt" language, please? I'm afraid of some brazilian users receive these messages in English at the Portuguese Wikipeda. Thank you. Giro720 22:29, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Sure,   Done. Cbrown1023 talk 23:15, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Vector newlook pitch translationEdit


Could you please change this message into the correct french sentence and typos :

« Wikipédia change d'apparence. »

I didn't find the right translation page. Thank a lot.

Is it possible to give me an access to this type of message in order to correct it by myself ?

Kropotkine 113 10:48, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

And add an accute accent on Wikipédia here : MediaWiki:Centralnotice-VectorChanged-newlook/fr


Kropotkine 113 10:55, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

  Done, thank you. In the future, just update the translation on usability:Releases/Default Switch and change the status to "ready". Cbrown1023 talk 19:13, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much for all your work Casey. Kropotkine 113 20:19, 8 June 2010 (UTC)


It seems that some of your fellow GCs are stubborn fools. They refuse to help when they are supposed to and are thoroughly unpleasant. The main problem is dungodung. Please help out. I have been trying to get a cloak for a while now but it will not get done. Mr. R00t 18:02, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

It's never appropriate to call others "stubborn fools". You need to use the cloak request system, at this link.  fetchcomms 22:03, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
The fact is that Mr. R00t has already been denied because of policy and then I was called a bureaucrat. And then I'm unpleasant... I will certainly not do this. --FiliP ██ 08:09, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

IRC cloakEdit

Hello. I've requested an IRC cloak and got a message "Thank you! Assuming you've filled out everything correctly, we will process your request and get you cloaked as soon as possible. If there's anything wrong with your request, we'll send you a memo." on the screen. Here's the link to the IRC cloak request confirmation. [7] Now I have some questions... Is this enough to get a cloak? Or do I need to login to IRC server? How can I get the response? (my talk page at meta?) Thanks in advance. --Penn Station 17:39, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Did you send a memo? /msg memoserv send wmfgc IRC cloak request ? If so, then you should be good. Cbrown1023 talk 15:16, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
I did not register my nick so couldn't send a memo to wmfgc, but with Dungodung's help finally could send the memo successfully! I hope it wil work fine. Thanks for your help. --Penn Station 09:00, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Logo of Zazaki WikipediaEdit

Dear Cbrown1023!
The logo of the Zazaki-Wikipedia has been written with the Kurdish characters. It must be written as Wikipediya with a normal i and not as Wîkîpedîya, because we have no î character in Zazaki. Who is responsible for the new system of front view? I ask you politely about to change that. Thanks in advance! --Mirzali 10:29, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Hey Mirzali, thanks for the note! I changed it on our worksheet, Wikipedia logo in each language#Dimli (diq), but you should ask Bastique to update the actual image. Cbrown1023 talk 15:24, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

usernmae helpEdit


I think I emailed you as well, I apologize if I should sent requests here. I am trying to change my username and all associated edits with it(only 5 or 6 so far). Current name is piccol13 and I would like to change it to something more anonymous, could be anything really. Your help is appreciated.

Thanks, Andy

It looks like EVula is helping you. Cbrown1023 talk 18:15, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank You

Localized logo oh hindi wikipediaEdit

Hi Cbrown1023, I have recieved a message on hindi wiki mainpage talk by an ip if it was really you than thank you for contacting us regarding this the translation of thses lines are as follows-

  • Wikipedia=विकिपीडिया
  • The Free Encyclopedia =एक मुक्त विश्वकोश

and I want also an assistance from you that we want to update some extensions on hindi wiki. like abuse filter and to add some user group like reveiwers, rollbackers to improve quality standard.I am an admin there with same name but we have not any previledge to add any rollbackers or reveiwers and confirmed users like english wiki can you help in this matter. we will be grateful to you.Regards-- mayur kumar | talk 

Hmm, that wasn't from me. The IP must've copied it from some other wiki where I posted that announcement. I'm pretty sure we actually already had Hindi Wikipedia's information on Wikipedia logo in each language, but thanks for giving it to me anyway!
If you would like to add things like the AbuseFilter, rollbackers, etc., you have to get agreement among the Hindi Wikipedians first. Then, you have to request that the developers enable these things on Bugzilla. Cbrown1023 talk 17:10, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Can you give me link, where we can contact developers, regards-- mayur kumar | talk 
Click on "Bugzilla" at the end of my message. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:34, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


Thanks! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:46, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi, Cbrown1023. Can you take a look at this request?

Thank you. Ruy Pugliesi 01:36, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Macedonian translation of funding surveyEdit

Hello Casey, I have done the revision and corrections for the last part of Fundraising 2010/Survey/Translation/mk that I somehow omitted. Now it has a 'Ready' status.

Awesome, thanks! It wasn't your fault about the missing questions – those strings were added later and I guess you missed the update.

I am also keen on translating the Lime Survey interface, that is, to check the current translation, re-work it if necessary, and complete it. I see on the list both .PO and .MO files, and I'd like to know which one I should be working on. I'll also appreciate if I can get any extra info about it from you.

Awesome, thanks! Personally, the only one I actually know how to use is .PO, so I'd use that. :P
You might find this tutorial on Translating LimeSurvey helpful. --Az1568 (talk) 14:38, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Just one more thing. I am the chief Macedonian translator of MediaWiki on and for most things Wikimedia. Since I am the co-ordinator and have the final say in revisions, I'd like to be the one who will be contacted first about translations and any problems thereof. Thanks a lot! --B. Jankuloski 07:49, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Sure! I didn't know your contact information before, but now that you're on Skype, I'm sure we can do that in the future. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 13:50, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Can you take a look?Edit

Hi, can you take a look at this please? — Tanvir 16:56, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

I pointed this out to Cary the other day. I think it would be better if he handled this instead. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:01, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Interwiki_map: RheinNeckarEdit

Hi Cbrown1023, I moved the Rhein-Neckar-Wiki to a new domain (NOW: and someone (maybe you?) needs to update the InterWiki map to avoid broken links in near future. My request for update is here. Thanking you in anticipation --Rabe 23:59, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Done. Cbrown1023 talk 18:39, 18 July 2010 (UTC)


MediaWiki talk:Centralnotice-VectorNewLook phase3-pitch/ca - will centralnotice work with that syntax? Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 11:47, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

It wouldn't work the way he had it, but I fixed it and posted it. Thanks for the poke! Cbrown1023 talk 16:09, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, --dferg ☎ talk 17:21, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

IRC cloakEdit

I requested IRC cloak wikisource/AliKhan, my IRC-nick - AliKhan. AliKhan 14:43, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

[8] AliKhan 16:05, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: Text on logo in si.wikibooksEdit

Hi, Cbrown1023,
As you have requested here is the content on the logo & I think you can copy & paste it.

  • විකිපොත්
  • නිදහස් ලෝකයකට නිදහස් පොත්

if you have any other problem pls contact me. -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 09:48, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch, බිඟුවා! Cbrown1023 talk 15:51, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

User:Cbrown1023/Logos#Wiktionary wikt-si logo seems missingEdit

Hi, I have noticed that, it is missing si wikit logo from this list for Sinhala.
si සිංහල වික්ෂනරිය නිදහස් ශබ්දකෝෂය wikt-si logo

Here is the Image location for current logo, if you want to add :)

-- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 16:19, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks again for your help. I think we might move all the images to similar titles (e.g. $PROJECT-logo-$LANG.$EXT) so that people who don't speak the language can still find them, and they can be included in multilingual templates. We'll see what happens. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:33, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

CentralNotice/Work at WikimediaEdit

im sooooooooooo confused,plz tell me what is wrong in my work at CentralNotice/Work at Wikimedia
tnx Shahin.shn 21:59, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

tanx for your help! Shahin.shn 22:20, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi Casey, although I have changed the translation for vi, the centralnotice still displays "Wikimedia làm việc". This translation is misleading in Vietnamese, that's why I saw some edit in vi translation after you first published it. Could you review? Tân (talk) 02:28, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Hey Tân. I published your update a bit ago, but it'll take some time before it shows up on viwiki. Cbrown1023 talk 02:29, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Please sync these pages.Edit

Please sync template/temp‎ and template/temp with each template pages. Thanks! --Albamhandae 14:56, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

  Done Cbrown1023 talk 15:35, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
Please re-sync template/temp‎, template/temp, template/temp‎, template/temp and template/temp. Thank you! --Albamhandae 03:53, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Should all be   Done. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 15:59, 31 July 2010 (UTC)



We don't translate words into countries, we translate into languages. What language were you trying to translate the notice into? be is Belorussian, used in Belarus. Cbrown1023 talk 16:14, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Check, check, double checkEdit

Hi C Brown

Long time no see, everything okay?

I was wondering something, I did wmf:Política de protección de datos today... Is it okay, or did I mess up?

Best, Huib talkAbigor 12:40, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Looks pretty good, I made a few changes. Cbrown1023 talk 13:51, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Does it make it more difficult for you when I help you guys when I see that a translation is done? Or is it okay for me to help? Huib talkAbigor 13:53, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

It's fine, we can't really say "No, Huib, you may not help". :P Just make sure you update the status template and then either sync the changes you made before you published it to Meta-Wiki or make a "null edit" to the article with the summary "Published" (that way we can more easily see what has changed on the page since it was last published). Cbrown1023 talk 14:21, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Really you can say that, I am even in a mood that I will listen to you ;)
Okay, I will do like you are saying and when I'm not sure I will ask first :) Huib talkAbigor 14:46, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Just a question, where do you publish CentralNotice/Usability Initiative I cant find a Phase V in the CentralNotice :) 18:41, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Fundraising CommitteeEdit

Hi there! Thanks for volunteering to sit on the Fundraising committee. The work of the committee will be really valuable to making this year's annual giving campaign really effective. I've posted an overview to Fundraising 2010, and would love your thoughts on the talk page. I'm also going to try to set up an IRC meeting soon, and hope you'll join for that. Keep an eye Fundraising 2010/Committee for a couple of proposed times! Thanks again... Philippe (WMF) 18:21, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

about Uyghur WikipediaEdit

Hello, I am an administater Uyghur Wikipedia. on My preferences hava Internationalisation-Language, about Uyghur language have three Choice Ug-Uyghurche, Ug-Arab, Ug-Latn. Ug-Uyghurche was old Uyghur Wkipedia version, so it must removed. May be u aren't responsible for these things, i don't know talk to anybody. What shall I do? please help me. Thanks!!!

--Aturantekin 18:30, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure I can help you here, the best thing to do would be to leave a message a message on translatewiki:Support. Cbrown1023 talk 18:35, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Slogan translation from GeorgianEdit

  • Wikibooks - ვიკიწიგნები
  • Open books for an open world - ღია წიგნები, ღია მსოფლიოსთვის
Thanks for your help, Gnome! Cbrown1023 talk 15:31, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Basque WikipediaEdit

Hello, these are the correct translations:

  • Wikipedia / Entziklopedia askea
  • Wikiztegia / Hiztegi askea
  • Wikiliburuak / Liburu askeak mundu aske batentzat
  • Wikiesanak / [no slogan needed for Wikiquote]

Thanks.--An13sa 19:48, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, An13sa! I've updated my table. Cbrown1023 talk 19:58, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

cu wikipediaEdit

Here are the translations for Old Church Slavic:

English Glagolitic Cyrillic
Wikipedia ⰂⰋⰍⰋⰒⰡⰄⰊⰡ Википє́дїꙗ
the free encyclopedia ⰑⰕⰂⰓⰠⰔⰕⰀ ⰅⰤⰍⰫⰍⰎⰑⰒⰡⰄⰊⰡ отврьста єнкѷклопє́дїꙗ

Now you have mistake in word "отврьста". ОйЛ (OiL) 01:56, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks a bunch for your help, ОйЛ! Cbrown1023 talk 02:08, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi, Cbrown, I'm user of cu wikipedia. I´ve seen this talk and I would like to add something about the font - you can use this one for the logo, which is almost similar whith the one, used on unicode official site for glagolitic characters. You can check it here. One of the main differences between both fonts is in the shape of the letter Ⱅ (T). Vasilcho 15:02, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks Vasilcho! I've added a note that you recommend using that font. Cbrown1023 talk 20:50, 7 August 2010 (UTC)


  • Wikipedia = Wikipédia
  • The Free Encyclopedia = Bauwarna mardika (Sankritized Javanese) / Ènsiklopédhi bébas (modern context)

cheers, Meursault2004 06:51, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Urdu TranslationsEdit

Amharic projectsEdit


  • Wikipedia = ውክፔዲያ
  • The Free Encyclopedia = ነፃው መዝገበ ዕውቀት
  • Wiktionary = ዊኪ-መዝገበ-ቃላት
  • the free dictionary = ነፃው መዝገበ ቃላት
  • Wikiquote = ዊኪ-ጥቅስ (this project is not actively maintained so, the translation I provide is what it would be)

Elfalem 23:05, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks for your help, Elfalem! Cbrown1023 talk 23:30, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Tamil projectsEdit

Hi, here are the translations:

  • Wikibooks = விக்கிநூல்கள்
  • Open books for an open world = திறந்த உலகிற்கு திறந்த நூல்கள்
  • Wikinews = விக்கிசெய்தி
  • Wikiquote = விக்கி மேற்கோள்

Cheers.--Kanags 03:15, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Kanags! Cbrown1023 talk 03:36, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Tatar WikiEdit

Hi! Here are translations, you asked:

  • Wikipedia - Википедия
  • The Free Encyclopedia - Ирекле энциклопедия
  • Wiktionary - Викисүзлек
  • the free dictionary = Ирекле сүзлек
  • Wikibooks - Викикитап
  • Open books for an open world - Ачык дөнья өчен ачык китаплар
  • Free books for a free world - Азат дөнья өчен азат китаплар

And, please, don't call us as tartars, we don't like this name. Thanks--Рашат Якупов 04:14, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, Рашат! Sorry about the name, it was a typo. I'll just use татарча or tatarça next time. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:33, 9 August 2010 (UTC)


  • Wikibooks = Wikiboeke
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier) = Vrye boeke vir 'n vrye wêreld
Thank you! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 19:11, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi all,

I'd like to have a meeting on IRC this week to discuss the 2010-2011 annual appeal/fundraiser. This will be an "anyone is welcome" type meeting, open to the broad community. During this, Zack Exley and I will take you through our inital thoughts about the fundraiser and its organization, and ask you to join us in a discussion about the (massive) role of volunteers and chapters in this year's fundraiser.

Because of the vagaries of time zones, scheduling live meetings is hard. So, we'll have a couple of potential times, and we'll log and post the meeting for anyone who wasn't able to make it.

The meetings will be held Thursday, 12 August at 23:00 UTC (16:00 PDT) and Friday, 13 August at 16:30 UTC (09:30 PDT) in the #wikimedia-fundraising channel on the freenode network on IRC (irc:// You can access this using freenode's webclient, which is available at or by using your favorite IRC client.

Hope to see you there! Philippe (WMF) 19:37, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello, responding to [9], "the free dictionary" in latvian is "brīvā vārdnīca", similar with "free encyclopedia" - "brīvā enciklopēdija" and yes "Wiktionary" is "Vikivārdnīca". Good luck! --Geimeris 20:11, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Awesome, thanks Geimeris! :D Cbrown1023 talk 20:16, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

(ang) Anglo-Saxon WikibooksEdit

Ƿikibēċ - Openu bēċ for openre ƿorulde

(The current version stylized as "Wicibēc" is technically incorrect, and is erroneous, as the letter W did not even exist; Ƿ was instead used) Wōdenhelm 23:56, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, Wōdenhelm! After you mentioned that there actually is no "W" in Anglo-Saxon, I realized that you should probably check the other slogans and project names too to make sure they're accurate:
  • Ƿicipǣdia
  • Sēo frēo Ƿīsdōmbōc
  • Ƿiciƿordbēc
  • sēo frēo ƿordbōc
  • Ƿicicƿide
  • Ƿikifruma
  • þe freo library
Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it. Cbrown1023 mōtung 00:22, 11 Wēodmōnaþ 2010 (UTC)

Staff eswiki translationEdit

Hi, there is something wrong with Translation_requests/WMF/Staff/es, a lot of parameters are missing (comparing with Translation requests/WMF/Staff/en), what should I do? --by Màñü飆¹5 talk 01:13, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey Manuel. We actually updated the format of the staff page (see [Translators-l] "Staff" page recently updated). You just need to copy the new format from Staff/en and paste it into the Staff/es translation page. After you've done that, just replace the English text with the es translations. --Az1568 (talk) 02:31, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you :) --by Màñü飆¹5 talk 17:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Help with Telugu project logosEdit

Hello రవిచంద్ర, I'm currently collecting the project names/slogans of all the Wikimedia projects as part of a logo cleanup. Would you mind helping me with the Telugu (te) project logos? Could you confirm the translations I already have and translate the ones that I don't?

  • Wiktionary = విక్షనరీ
  • the free dictionary = ?
  • Wikibooks = వికీబుక్స్
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = ?

Would you mind responding on my Meta-Wiki talk page? Thanks in advance for your help! Cbrown1023 చర్చ 18:36, 10 ఆగష్టు 2010 (UTC)

The translations of Wiktionary and Wikibooks are correct. I am giving the missing ones below.
  • the free dictionary = ఉచిత నిఘంటువు
  • Open books for an open world = స్వేచ్ఛా ప్రపంచం కోసం ఉచిత పుస్తకాలు

రవిచంద్ర 07:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, రవిచంద్ర. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 13:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Help with Marathi project logosEdit

Hi Cbrown1023,

here are the required translations that you asked for Marathi Wikipedia :

  • Wiktionary = विक्शनरी
  • the free dictionary = मुक्त शब्दकोश
  • Wikibooks = विकिबुक्स्
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = मुक्त जगासाठी मुक्त पुस्तके

Please feel free, to revert to me/ any of Marathi Wikipedia sysops for any queries/further help.

Thanks and Regards,
--Sankalpdravid 12:12, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, Sankalpdravid! Cbrown1023 talk 13:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Fiji Hindi WikipediaEdit


The logo we want to be used can be found at Logo

The translations for the phraes is as follows:

  • Wikipedia - Fiji Hindi Wikipedia
  • The Free Encyclopedia - Ii ek free jankari de waala Encyclopedia hae

Girmitya 11:40, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the response, but unfortunately it just needs to say "Wikipedia" and not the language name, so I'll put down that the logo should be:
  • Wikipedia
  • Ii ek free jankari de waala Encyclopedia hae
Though that slogan's really long... can it be any shorter? Cbrown1023 salah 16:14, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

How about: Free jankari de waala Encyclopedia (meaning: Free information providing Encyclopedia) 04:27, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

That works, thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 23:38, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

RE: IRC cloak requestEdit

Hi. I requested a Wikipedia Cloak a while back (I'd say about three months give or take) and I haven't heard anything back yet. I fill all of the requirements, and I often help on the English Wikipedia Help channel. Please can you get back to me on the current status of my cloak request. Many thanks, --Imagine Wizard 18:09, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

(Solved on IRC. Cbrown1023 talk 18:46, 12 August 2010 (UTC))
Thank you! --Imagine Wizard 23:54, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

RE: Help with Min Nan project logosEdit

Hello, here are my translations:

  • the free dictionary = Chū-iû ê sû-tián
  • Open books for an open world = Khai-hòng sè-kài ê khai-hòng chheh
  • Wikisource = Wikisource ("Uikitô͘sukoán" is not an accurate translation for "Wikisource".)

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Luuva (talk • contribs) 18:59, 12 August 2010 (UTC).

Thanks for your help, Luuva! Cbrown1023 talk 19:11, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Help with Low German (nds) project logosEdit

Hey Marcus. I am collecting project names and slogans as part of a logo cleanup. Could you tell me if these are correct or translate them if they're in English?

  • Wikipedia = Wikipedia
  • The Free Encyclopedia = Dat friee Nokieksel
  • Wiktionary = Wikiwöörbook
  • the free dictionary = ?
  • Wikibooks = Wikibooks (or maybe "Wikiböker"? It seems like Wikibooks is used on the actual wiki)
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = ?

Could you please respond my Meta-Wiki talk page? Thanks in advance! Cbrown1023 diskuschoon 19:41, 12. Aug. 2010 (CEST)

"Wikipedia" is Wikipedia.
"The Free Encyclopedia" is Dat friee Nokieksel in the current logo, but if you plan to clean up the logo, this should be changed to Dat fre’e Nakieksel which is a more consistent spelling (this spelling is also used on the Mainpage of nds.wp).
"Wiktionary" is Wikiwöörbook.
"the free dictionary" is Dat fre’e Wöörbook.
"Wikibooks" is Wikiböker.
"Open books for an open world" is Apen Böker för en apen Welt; "Free books for a free world" is Fre’e Böker för en fre’e Welt. Both slogans are acceptable and have basically the same connotations as in English (Except that fre’e does not carry the meaning of "free as in free beer"). --::Slomox:: >< 19:06, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch for your help, Slomox! Cbrown1023 talk 19:16, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello Neander. I'm currently collecting project names and slogans as part of a logo cleanup. One of the final things that I'm missing is a translations for the Latin Wikibooks logo. Could you help me?

  • Wikibooks = Vicilibri
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = ?

Hi, Chris!

  • Yes, Wikibooks = Vicilibri
  • Libri liberi libero mundo aperti ("Free books, open for a free world").

Optime valeas, Neander

Thanks, Neander! :D Cbrown1023 talk 23:41, 13 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello Robby. I'm currently collecting project names and slogans as a part of a logo cleanup. Would you mind translating/confirming the following phrases for the Wiktionary logo?

  • Wiktionary = Wiktionnaire
  • the free dictionary = ?

Please put your translation on my Meta-Wiki talk page. Thanks in advance for your help! Cbrown1023 diskussioun 21:39, 10. Aug. 2010 (UTC)

Hi Casey!
  • Wiktionary = Wiktionnaire
  • the free dictionary = de fräien Dictionnaire
best regards (sorry for the delay) --Robby 08:02, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
No problem, thanks a bunch for your help, Robby! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 13:42, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Terms of useEdit

Hi, I've done an update here, can you give a check and publish to wmfwiki? Thanks :-) --by Màñü飆¹5 talk 08:01, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Published. Thanks! --Az1568 (talk) 08:44, 20 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi Cbrown1023. Could you please restart the SWMTBots/SWBot5? They're lagging, sometimes not reporting and not responding to the restart commands. Also, is there any page where I can do it myself without having to ask you all? I do not want to bother Az1568 and you everytime it happens. Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 10:15, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Dferg, poke me on IRC and I'll get you setup with an account on the bot's web interface. :) --Az1568 (talk) 10:44, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Walloon WiktionaryEdit

  • Wiktionary : Wiccionaire
  • the free dictionary : li motî po rén (if "free" means "without payment") or li libe motî (if "free" = where you can go without restriction)

--Lucyin 11:34, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help, Lucyin! I think we'll use the "libre" one, since that's what we use on wa.wikipedia. Cbrown1023 talk 13:22, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikibooks logo and slogan - WelshEdit

Greetings from Wales. Wikibooks is known as Wicillyfrau in Welsh. I have requested suggestions for an appropriate slogan on the language matters discussion page on Wicipedia. I will let you know what transpires. Lloffiwr 20:05, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Lloffiwr! Cbrown1023 talk 13:10, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
'Llyfrau am ddim er tecach byd' is the suggestion for the Wikibooks logo, as suggested on Wicipedia, with no objections raised on Wicillyfrau. Lloffiwr 08:38, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
As always, thank you for your help, Lloffiwr. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 12:37, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Email about the slogan of kowikibooksEdit

Thank you for sending me an email. The project name(위키책) is correct. And I'd like to say that translation of the slogan can be delayed to reflect local users' opinion. I opened a thread about the translation of slogan. Best regards. – Kwj2772 (msg) 14:05, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thanks Kwj, I look forward to seeing the results of that thread. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:19, 25 August 2010 (UTC)


Wiktionary: Викитоль
the Free Dictionary: Чөлөөт толь бичиг
Unfortunately, there is basically zero activity there. --Chinneeb 16:17, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, Chinneeb! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 16:22, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Help with PashtoEdit

  • Wiktionary = ويکيسيند
  • the free dictionary = يو وړيا سيند

--Khangul 17:03, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Khangul! Cbrown1023 talk 17:11, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: Instructions for updating the templateEdit

Done. I tried to be thorough, but let me know if you find anything missing. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 17:03, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Wow, that's great. Thank you so much for that, Mxn! Hopefully people will not be more eager to update the page completely. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:08, 25 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi Cbrown1023,

Here are the translations as you requested:

  • Wikiockleyr
  • y fockleyr seyr

If you have any further questions please feel free to ask. Regards, --MacTire02 18:18, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, MacTire! Cbrown1023 talk 18:21, 26 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I like to help about translation.

  • Wikibooks = WikiLibra   This is ok
  • "Open books for an open world" albanian ("Libra të hapur për një botë të hapur")
  • "Free books for a free world" abanian ("Liri e librave për një botë të lirë")

--Liridon 26 Gusht 2010 20:18 (CEST)

Thanks for the translation and for copying your message to my page here, Liridon! Cbrown1023 talk 18:49, 26 August 2010 (UTC)


You've got Gmail .--Theo10011 00:00, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello. I am collecting project names and slogans as a part of a logo cleanup. Would you mind verifying/translating the following phrases for the Faroese (fo) Wiktionary logo?

  • Wiktionary = Wikiorðabókin
  • the free dictionary = ?

Please put your translation on my Meta-Wiki talk page. Thanks in advance for your help! Cbrown1023 kjak 25. aug 2010 kl. 15:39 (UTC)

Hello Cbrown1023. Wikiorðabókin is a good word for Wiktionary. Translation into Faroese of "the free dictionary = hin frælsa orðabókin". (I had my doubts if I shoul use the word frælsa or fríða, frælsi means free as in freedom, fríða could also mean "for free", I can see that the Icelandic translation has choosen the word "frjálsa" which is the same as the Faroese word "frælsa" (frælsur in maskulinum), the word "orðabók" is a feminin word in Faroese, that is why frælsa ends with an a. The Icelandic translation does not use the definite word "hin" before the word, as I have done in my translation, but the Danish translation uses "den" in front of the word for dictionary, and in English there is "the". I don't know if it is more correct to keep the "hin" in Faroese, I think it is.
  • Wiktionary = Wikiorðabókin
  • the free dictionary = hin frælsa orðabókin
EileenSanda 08:31, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your translation and your in-depth explanation, Elieen! Cbrown1023 talk 12:49, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Re: LNEdit

Thank you! What about "the free dictionary"? Cbrown1023 ntembe 27 augústo 2010 à 12:46 (UTC)

RE:hi:विकिपीडिया:चौपाल#Wikibooks Logo: Project name & Slogan for HindiEdit

Requested Hindi translations:

  • Wikibooks - विकिताबें
  • Open books for an open world - मुक्त विश्व हेतु मुक्त पुस्तकें

-- Shrish ePandit  Talk  05:04, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, Shrish! Cbrown1023 talk 12:39, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

ug wikitionaryEdit


  • Wiktionary = ۋىكىلۇغەت
  • Wiktionary = ۋىكىسۆزلۈك
  • the free dictionary = ئەركىن سۆزلۈك
  • the free dictionary = ئەركىن لۇغەت

Thank you! --Aturantekin 08:53, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm not really sure why there are two... so I'll just go with ۋىكىلۇغەت / ئەركىن لۇغەت, does that sound okay? Cbrown1023 talk 12:44, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Ok, you use ۋىكىلۇغەت / ئەركىن لۇغەت. another is alternative words. --Aturantekin 14:26, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thanks! I'll list the others as alternates. Cbrown1023 talk 18:22, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

IRC Channel CreationEdit

Hi, what's the procedure for making a new IRC Channel? --Jeremyb 04:07, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Corsican Wikibooks Logo: Project name & SloganEdit

Hi, I put here the translations:

  • Wikibooks = Wikilibri
  • Free books for an open world = Libri liberi per un mondu apertu

It's very very very very similar to Italian... Maybe you could use:

  • Free books for a free world = Libri liberi per un mondu liberu

Do as you like... --Ale Mister

Thank you for your help, Ale Mister! Cbrown1023 talk 19:04, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Interlingue translationEdit

Salute! Here is my translation for Interlingue:

It is not very problematic to find words, I will make suggestions and I can send them to the Interlingue Yahoo Group to see if someone has better ideas. In Interlingue it is possible to keep international common words and not to change them. So it is possible to use "Wikionary" and "Wikibooks" as words.

           * Wiktionary = Wiktionary (or "Wiktionarium", the suffix -arium signals a scientiffic collection)
           * the free dictionary = li dictionarium líber
           * Wikibooks = Wikibooks or "wiki-libres"
           * Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = "Libres líber por un munde líber".

(That means "free books for a free world" and the word "líber" means "free" also in the sence open. In Interlingue it is both possible to put the adjectives before or after the noun.) Valodnieks 12:11, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I exchanged some e-mails with other Interlingue specialists and agreed on the following terms:
 * Wiktionary = "Wiktionarium
 * the free dictionary = li liber dictionarium
 * Wikibooks = "Wikilibres"
 * Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = "Apert libres por un apert munde".

Valodnieks Valodnieks 19:29, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your help, Valodnieks! Cbrown1023 talk 20:22, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

reply from pa wikiEdit

Hello Cbrown1023, yes just saw your mail, I hadn't checked my mail in a long time. posting on pa wiki would be fatser for me, i believe. and yes I'd traslate to Punjabi.

  • Wiktionary = ਵਿਕਸ਼ਨਰੀ
  • the free dictionary = ਇੱਕ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਸ਼ਬਦਕੋਸ਼
  • Wikibooks = ਵਿਕਿਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ (ਵਿਕਿ = Wiki and ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ = punjabi word for books)
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier) = ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਦੁਨਿਆ ਲਈ ਆਜ਼ਾਦ ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ (ਆਜ਼ਾਦ means free and ਦੁਨਿਆ = world)

The fi4rst one you had written for Wiktionary was correct. Gman124 14:32, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your help, Gman! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:24, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Ok, message me at en wiki or pa wiki if you need anything else. thanks. Gman124 01:18, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Wrong Logo in the Yiddish WikitionaryEdit

This logo is absolutely wrong. It should be דאָס פֿרײַע װערטערבוך and not די פֿרײַע װערטערבוך. Please return the old logo. Thx. Jiddisch 21:42, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Hey Jiddisch. I didn't add that logo, it's been like that since May 2008... I haven't made any logos yet, but I have "דאָס פֿרײַע װערטערבוך" written down for what we should be making the yi.wikt logo with. Cbrown1023 talk 20:41, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Help with Kazakh project logosEdit

  • Wiktionary = Уикисөздік right
  • the free dictionary = ашық сөздік
  • Wikibooks = Уикикітәп. Уикикітaп - is right
  • Open books for an open world (or "Free books for a free world" if that's easier to translate) = Ашық әлемге ашық кітап (Еркін әлемге еркін кітап?)Kaiyr 19:53, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Kaiyr! Cbrown1023 talk 20:22, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Never mind. Coud you creat project or page asВикипедия:Проект:Малые_разделы_Википедии_на_языках_России for languages of India?Kaiyr 20:39, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but I'm confused. What do you need me to do? Cbrown1023 talk 22:22, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Project:Wikipedias in Languages of India( For support and discussion of problems of developing wikipedia's section in Languages of India).Kaiyr 21:53, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm not active on the Russian Wikipedia, but you can ask for them to do something like this on: w:ru:Википедия:Форум. Cbrown1023 talk 22:25, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

New vector interface on swahili wikipediaEdit

Some swahili wikipedia users have been taken by surprise by the new vector interface and are complaining about it. In particular, they are worried about having to update all the basic editing help pages and tutorials at the present time, when there is a new project about to start on health pages, apparently, which will not be successful if the new users can't get to grips with how to edit. Things like updating help pages take a very long time on Swahili Wikipedia because of the small number of active, computer-savvy contributors. I have been asked to find out whether it is possible for the swahili wikipedia not to have the new interface, at least for now. Do you know anything about this, or if not, could you advise me who to consult, either on Meta or the Usability Wiki?The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lloffiwr (talk • contribs) 13:01, 21 September 2010 (UTC).

Hey Lloffiwr, see bugzilla:24527#c3 and the mailing list post Erik links to for the Foundation's comment on stuff like this. If you have any other questions, feel free to poke Erik. Cbrown1023 talk 23:58, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks - that's much as I thought it would be. Oh joy, to be rewriting help pages (if I could be bothered to find an icon for feeling tired, I would :-)). Lloffiwr 08:49, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
Hehe, best of luck, Lloffiwr! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 01:03, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Template:Sr-elections 2009Edit

Hello, Cbrown. Regarding this edit, would you mind reverting yourself? The category is already deprecated (see Meta:Requests_for_deletion#Category:Uncategorized) and so to stop those pages from showing up in the deleted category I attempted to remove the category from the transcluded template. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 07:48, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

It would've been great if you had said that in your edit summary, then I could have fixed your edit instead of reverting it. :-) You removed all the automatic categorization from the template, not just the "uncategorized" category... but now I've fixed that and removed the Uncategorized, but left in the other categories. Cbrown1023 talk 00:28, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

IRC cloakEdit

Dear Cbrown1023,

Can you please set up an IRC cloak for me (Peter17@wikipedia/Peter17)? I have ~15k edits on fr.wikipedia [10].

Thanks in advance. Yours sincerely. Peter17 14:17, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Sure, please fill out the form here and I'd be happy to set it. :-) (The form helps confirm a lot of things and makes sure we have all of the necessary information.) Cbrown1023 talk 14:23, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
It's working! Thank you very much! Peter17 15:41, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Tok Pisin translationEdit

Apologies for the long delay in responding. Here's some text to use in Tok Pisin (tpi):

  • Wikipedia
  • Savebuk i op na fri

Wantok (toktok) 00:31, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Thank you so much, Wantok! I'm sorry for not noticing this originally, but it looks like we also need a translation for the Wiktionary logo in Tok Pisin. Do you think you could help with that too? The English text is this:
  • Wiktionary
  • the free dictionary
Thanks again! Cbrown1023 talk 00:53, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Template:Other languages/Fundraising 2010Edit

Olá C. Brown

You did that edit in {{Other languages/Fundraising 2010}} template, but that give us a problem with pages like Fundraising 2010/Messages and Fundraising 2010/Introduction. Isn't better leave with the {{PAGENAME}}??

Kisses, Béria Lima msg 14:49, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Olá, Béria. I tried to explain why I did it in the next edit. If we put {{PAGENAME}} in there, the template won't work on pretty much all of the pages. For example, Fundraising 2010/pt would display all the links to the other language pages as things like Fundraising 2010/pt/en and Fundraising 2010/pt/fr. It's probably better to just make separate templates for each page, since they'll likely have different translations. Cbrown1023 talk 19:12, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Colour style on talk pagesEdit

Hi there! I want to make the swwp's talk pages appearing like the French, Esperanto, Wolof, and all others Wikipedia which has the style of color once you add : : :: as a form of replying the talk from someone else. What am I suppose to do in order to get the color style on the Swahili Wikipedia?--Wikipedian (Activist) 12:05, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

It looks like this is the code that the French Wikipedia is using:
.ns-talk dd {
.ns-talk dl {
 border-top:solid 1px #F0F080;
 border-left:solid 1px #F0F080;
.ns-talk dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl dl dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl
{ background:#FFFFE0 }
.ns-talk dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl,
.ns-talk dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl dl
{ background:#FFE }
which you should add to w:sw:MediaWiki:Vector.css so that it shows up for all users of the Vector skin. Let me know if it doesn't work. ;-) Cbrown1023 talk 20:30, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
Hi, it didn't work, my friend. Initially, I've removed my vector skin due to its style. But I've decided to re-switch it in order to see what you've explained here - but things still not okay. Could you please give me some more help. Cheers.--Wikipedian (Activist) 17:48, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
You should remove the <syntaxhighlight lang="javascript"> and </syntaxhighlight>. However, it looks to be working for me. Have you tried purging your cache? Try doing that my hard-refreshing this page and then hard-refreshing any discussion page (for example, this one. Cbrown1023 talk 21:33, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
Wow! It works now. One more thing, what if I don't prefer the yellow color? Maybe the light-pink would be even better? How am I going to alter the color type? That's all. Cheers.--Wikipedian (Activist) 06:00, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
:-) If you guys want to change the colors, just change #F0F080, #FFFFE0, and #FFE to the color codes that you want instead. Cbrown1023 talk 20:26, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

It sucks. I've decided to copy the French code and it works fine! Thanks for your help.--Wikipedian (Activist) 10:18, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

CVN accessEdit

Hi there. May I request access on #cvn-sw ? And can you explain me what I should do before and after adding or removing wikis from the SWMT list, please ?

Thanks a lot by advance -- Quentinv57 13:43, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I tried to give you voice access on #cvn-sw, but it looks like you already have it. About your second question, normal users of the channel don't add or remove wikis from the SWMT list, they just watch the feed and revert vandalism when they see it. :-) Cbrown1023 talk 17:32, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Re: Your OTRS ApplicationEdit

Hi Cbrown,
  Done. Thanks for reminding me! --Sharaf Al Deen (Talk) 17:59, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Cloak requestEdit

Hey, Brown. I did what you asked me (I guess). Thanks for your attention.” TeleS (T PT @ C G) 17:52, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

More InformationEdit

Please send me more information about this at Thanks. Mark Jalali

SM Team meetingEdit

Hey Cbrown, we're having a SM/Outreach meeting tomorrow November 11 in #wikimedia-SMconnect at 19:00/7PM UTC. If you can't make it, no worries: we'll log the chat and be available for questions/recaps. Hope to see you there! --Deniz (WMF) 18:53, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Macedonian fixesEdit

Hey Case, I urgently need commit of the corrections that I have done here: Template:Translation/Fundraising_2009/core_messages. This is regarding the banners, which are already showing, so we should mend the mistakes asap. One of the corrected sentences is also found on three other pages:

In all three, the text needs to read: Личен апел на in stead of the current one. Thanks a lot! --B. Jankuloski 22:07, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay Bojan, I was really busy this week and didn't have any time online, so I wasn't able to do it. The status you should've used is "ready" btw, as in "ready for republishing" – that's probably another reason no one else got to it before me. Anyway,   Done and sorry for the delay! Cbrown1023 talk 14:14, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

My OTRS ApplicationEdit

Hey Casey,
I responded to your e-mail message, did you get it? Informed me that you wanted something else. --Sharaf Al Deen (Talk) 06:38, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks alot Casey! for your cooperation with me. Good luck. :) --Sharaf Al Deen (Talk) 00:10, 13 November 2010 (UTC)
No problem, thank you for helping out on OTRS! :-) Cbrown1023 talk 14:17, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Page and /dsbEdit

Hi Casey, could you please correct on that page the section "Kreditna karta". There are 2 superfluous HTML-tags as normal text: <dd> and <dl>. Thanks and regards, --Michawiki 12:00, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Both   fixed, sorry for the delay. Cbrown1023 talk 14:18, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Language CoordinatorEdit

Hi. Can I please become a language coordinator so I could for a hebrew translation team. Thank You. --Snood1205 22:05, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

We don't really have any language-specific coordinator positions... everyone's a volunteer translator who helps translate in his free time. See Fundraising 2010/Translations and TR for some requests! Cbrown1023 talk 00:54, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Telugu (te) core messages updatedEdit

Hi. I've updated the Fundraising_2010/Core_messages/te to add a missing line, missing links and to correct other translation errors and spelling mistakes. Can you push the latest version to live? — Veeven 14:14, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

ml correctionEdit

There was a sentence structure error in "appeal", Only noticed after gone public. fixed now Please republish. Thank you--Praveen:talk 14:42, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

  Done :-) Cbrown1023 talk 23:06, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you :)--Praveen:talk 06:06, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Armenian appeal correctionEdit

Hi, Cbrown1023, and thank you for publishing the Armenian appeal. However, there's a small punctuation mistake on the right side (the green donation box) in the published version of the appeal, where the core messages translation is used. The Armenian period is a different character (։) than the English period, which is reflected in the translations in the core messages page, but copied wrong for the three sentences in the green donation box in the published appeal page. If you could please fix that, that'd be great. Thanks in advance, Chaojoker 15:02, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

  Fixed, sorry about that. Cbrown1023 talk 16:21, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks :) Chaojoker 16:53, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

cs. bannerEdit

Dear Cbrown1023, can you please "kill" the fundraising alternative banner for the cs.projects (or just cs.wikipedia, I don't know), it has a code mistake and it is also outdated. Thanks. Okino 16:19, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

It is the banner that reads "Tvoříme $sitename a snažíme se ji dělat úplnější a spolehlivější....". Okino 16:19, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
  Done Cbrown1023 talk 16:26, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Okino 16:30, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
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