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Hey Derick!

I am so happy to see you working with the WMF. Congratulation! I did not get time to apply for this offer, as I see my friend there why can't I be happy? I also encourage your commitment to the african community. Go ahead! --BamLifa (talk) 11:21, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks a lot BamLifa. I'm grateful! --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 21:35, 28 March 2018 (UTC)


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The title says it all. Woo! -- ArielGlenn (talk) 06:02, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Thanks a lot :) --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 20:42, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Ops!!! Please login with your user account!Edit

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your change is still causing havoc. You might want to ask ops to flush the caching of that. I get the pop up on every single page here. Multichill (talk) 17:45, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Sorry about the inconvenience. I've reverted the change. The cache gets flushed automatically in 5mins. Sorry! --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Multichill: Issue has now been resolved. Sorry about the inconveniences. ✅ --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 18:08, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Your recent JS changesEdit

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As you are likey aware, your recent change to javascript caused all users to see a dialog box appear unexpectedly. In light of this, Can I recommend you test changes in another environment first? You also may want to consider adding an indication of what triggered it. Finally, I noticed you had 'Ops!' in the notice, Did you mean 'Oops!'? Thanks, RhinosF1 (talk) 17:49, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting. I already reverted the change and using a different approach in solving the problem. Sorry about the mess. --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 17:52, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
RhinosF1: Issue has now been resolved. Sorry about the inconveniences. ✅ --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 18:09, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

default gadgetsEdit

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Hi DAlangi (WMF), are these entires:


literally only used to be the target of the buttons on this page: Connect?

If so, can we change them to sto being default and just tie the script to the button link? — xaosflux Talk 18:42, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
FYI, we recently were able to do something similar on enwiki (c.f. w:en:MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-DRN-wizard.js#convert_to_Snippets/Load_JS_and_CSS_by_URL?) by using newer functionality. — xaosflux Talk 18:44, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Hi xaosflux, yes I think they're used only on the Connect portal. I'll look at the link you shared and try to understand what was done. Or do you want to go ahead and tie the script to the buttons? --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 10:39, 31 March 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the note, since it is also on all of those "pencil" links, not going to migrate it for now. Would be a good candidate for <templatescripts> if it ever launches. — xaosflux Talk 12:32, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you very much! --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 17:33, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

User:Isaacandy userpage editEdit

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I notice that you did a minor edit to the userpage of User:Isaacandy, who has since been blocked for spamming on the English and Malay Wikipedias. There is also currently a discussion open regarding the user's problematic (self-promotional) activities here on Meta-Wiki. Since you made the edit using your staff account, I'd like to know: Does the Wikimedia Foundation have any particular association with the individual in question? I assume the answer is no, and the use of the staff account was just a mistake (or just for convenience), but I just want to be sure.

Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 06:07, 12 May 2020 (UTC)

@Yair rand: Can no longer see the content of the edit(s), seems the page as been deleted (by ~Riley). Before I begin answering the questions, let me apologize, sorry to break any rules or violate any policy. I had no idea this user had been blocked from editing on several wikis and also, the edit was made just for convenience (in this case I guess) - if I see the revision of the edit (which has been unfortunately deleted as at now), I would have known the reason I made the edit. Also, in my view, I'm not sure if the WMF has any particular association with the individual, none that I'm aware of. Thank you 🙂 --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 10:00, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Don't worry, you weren't breaking any rules, I just wanted to know if there was some official function I was missing. :) Thanks for the clarification. --Yair rand (talk) 17:00, 19 May 2020 (UTC)


I'm new here and looking for support. I requested a new wiki idea.

Ty. Seikopo (talk) 16:46, 12 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi Seikopo, welcome to Wikimedia. I don't understand your request, can you throw more lights? --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 12:09, 18 November 2020 (UTC)


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Hello Derick. I hope that you're okay. I was wondering if it'd be possible to add a space after the colons (:) in the edit summaries left by the tool y'all use in Module:Affiliate Indicators? I guess it's MediaWiki:Gadget-wadpAIUForm.js but I can't find where to tweak that myself. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:05, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi awesome MarcoAurelio ☺️. I'm okay, world is busy but I'm trying. I'll that, thanks for the suggestion. I'll include it in my work for today & I'll do it for all the scripts. Regards! --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 12:09, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words and for accepting the suggestion. All the best & stay safe. Regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:19, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! I'm trying to stay safe daily. I've applied your suggestions to the scripts. Edit summaries should be fine now, see example edit. --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 15:56, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you :-) —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:00, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Strange notificationsEdit

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Hello, can you please take a look at this: [[Talk:Wikimedians for Sustainable Development#[Final Notice] Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting]]. It seems that something has gone wrong. Also, adding [ ] to headers does not seem to work great when trying to link to them, so perhaps that could be changed to ( )? Ainali talkcontributions 20:57, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for reaching out, Dumisani responded on the affiliate talk page. Please have a look and let us know. --DAlangi (WMF) (talk) 19:36, 8 October 2021 (UTC)

Affiliate report due for .... 2021??Edit

Hi Dlangi, you posted [[metawiki:Talk:Les_sans_pagEs#[Third_Reminder]_Notification_of_Affiliate_Expiration_-_Renewal_pending_submission_of_reporting|this]] on our UG discussion page. How can the report be due when 2021 is not even finished ? I am a little puzzled. Nattes à chat (talk) 09:45, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

This is absolute non-sense. I already submitted the report about year 2020 months ago. It is duely listed in the report page. This is the link to the report [1]. And Nattes à Chat sent the email to the list to announce it.
Certainly, you do not expect us to report on our activities related to year 2021 in January 2021, right ? So we accordingly reported our activities for year 2020 and we followed the process exactly as it is described. It is true we were a couple of months late (report published in May, but it is not easy to report as quickly as January for activities closing in December). In any cases, there is no way we are out of compliance. Anthere (talk) 12:05, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Good day @Nattes à chat: & @Anthere:. Thank you for this enquiry. Your organization was recognized in January 2020. Your 2020 report does not cover the month of January 2021. If you wish to change your reporting period from Feb - Jan, to a new reporting period of Jan - Dec, please send us an email to wadportal, so that we can have an official record of this change. Upon receipt we will be able to update your reporting period so that your next report is due 31 Dec 2021. Best -- DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 12:29, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
So... let me make sure I understand well Dumi... you suggest that... our report will be due on the 31st of December for the activity period covering Jan 1st till Dec 31st ? I suggest you made a mistake here. No organization can reasonably provide an activity report the very last day of an activity period. Not only the last day is not very serious, but this is holidays season. Would you think possible that WMF provides the annual report of all its activity on the 30th of June every year ? Impossible. This will never happened and this only calls for a report to be ALWAYS late. Can you propose a more reasonable deadline for submitting a report ? Thank you Anthere (talk) 16:34, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Hi DNdubane, after all the unpaid work we have done as volunteers, all these strategy coc meetings in the midst of a pandemia could you not consider an exeption? I think we could do with a favour there given the quality of our report. At least please give us a little more time before declaring us "non compliant". And please update the date of the reporting without having us yet to do another mail. The foundation is supposed to support us not flood us with unecessary admin work. Nattes à chat (talk) 16:39, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Good day @Nattes à chat: & @Anthere:. I think we are not on the same page, so let me clarify. If you send us an email to update your reporting period, we would do the following:
1 - Consider the report you submitted as complete for the year 2020.
2 - Move your organization back to "compliant" immediately.
3 - Your reporting period would end December 31, 2021. As a user group, you get 30 days to complete and submit your report after the date your reporting period ends. This means your report would actually be due on the 30 Jan 2022, after which if not submitted then and only then would your organization be market as "non-compliant".
I trust the above is more clearer now. Please don't forget to send the email so that we can have an official record of this change. -- DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 16:51, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
This is clearer. Thank you. Incidently, I must say I am very proud of our report Les sans pagEs/Report 2020. Anthere (talk) 17:38, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, I sent the mail but I find the whole process extremely unfriendly for UG who are small and without paid staff to do the work. We do a lot everyday and one month of delay after the end of the reporting period is just too short a delay. If this is going to be an inclusive movement, the WMF should make a difference between organisations that have paid staff available and those woh do not. Nattes à chat (talk) 16:55, 11 October 2021 (UTC)
@Nattes à chat:, we are very much alive to this fact. Hence compliance monitoring is done on a case-by-case basis and where an organization is unable to meet the reporting deadline or has to change the reporting period, were able to accommodate as required instead of simply taking away recognition. The new system we are using is automated and will be able to give you advanced reminders well before time and you can always chat-us up where support is needed. Best regards --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 17:09, 11 October 2021 (UTC)