Welcome to Meta!


Jot, galician wikipedia


The ip that created Jot in the galician wikipedia was The talk page was deleted. Sorry for my bad english, and thanks for notify. Regards. --Albert galiza 20:19, 25 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

The completely history is:

  1. (dif) 18:46, 25 xuño 2008 . . Finnrind (Conversa | contribucións | bloquear) (731 bytes) (rm iw:da, deleted article)
  2. (dif) 15:16, 25 xuño 2008 . . Arco de Rayne (Conversa | contribucións | bloquear) (741 bytes)
  3. (dif) 15:14, 25 xuño 2008 . . Arco de Rayne (Conversa | contribucións | bloquear) (735 bytes) (lixo artigo falso, o jot non é unha letra parece que a usan os etimoloxistas para deducir palabras do grego prehistórico polo que deducín en google.)
  4. (dif) 13:37, 25 xuño 2008 . . Finnrind (Conversa | contribucións | bloquear) (680 bytes) (removing interwiki no:Jot, deleted as hoax)
  5. (dif) 22:12, 24 xuño 2008 . . (Conversa | bloquear) (691 bytes) (article deleted)
  6. (dif) 03:12, 24 xuño 2008 . . TXiKiBoT (Conversa | contribucións | bloquear) (703 bytes) (bot Engadido: la:Jot)
  7. (dif) 23:48, 23 xuño 2008 . . TXiKiBoT (Conversa | contribucións | bloquear) (692 bytes) (bot Engadido: es:ϳ, fr:Jot, pt:ϳ)
  8. (dif) 18:23, 22 xuño 2008 . . (Conversa | bloquear) (661 bytes) (non heta en Iliada e Odisea)
  9. (dif) 18:17, 22 xuño 2008 . . (Conversa | bloquear) (786 bytes) (errore)
  10. (dif) 18:12, 22 xuño 2008 . . (Conversa | bloquear) (786 bytes) (faltando letra yot presentes em Unicode:

--Albert galiza 20:38, 25 June 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hej Finnrind! Thanks for translating, I've asked Laaknor to review your translation -- would you mind reviewing the one that (s)he worked on? m:Fundraising 2008/Stories/nb Thanks! Cbrown1023 talk 22:49, 25 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'll have a look at it, I also posted what became a rather long request for proofreading at no:Wikipedia:Torget#Incorporate.2C_hjelp_til_oversettelse, it's now becoming a rather strange discourse about in-corporated vs un-corporated ;o)
btw "Hej" is Swedish, in Norwegian it's "Hei" Regards, Finn Rindahl 23:14, 25 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Re: # 11 Du måste donera minst


Ok, done! Det är min första översättning, så jag visste inte hur rutinerna är här..! :-) //Knuckles 10:25, 28 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Korrektur donasjon


Hei Finn. Da har jeg vært innom alle avsnitta og fjerna en del av det litt vel amerikanske språket. Hilsen --GAD 21:30, 1 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hjertelig! Skal oppdatere nå, men det er bare å fortsette å rette dette eller annet - å oppdatere er ikke verre enn å kopiere fra en wiki til en annen (foundation.org). Finn Rindahl 21:32, 1 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

re:When to use spam blacklist/alternatives


Hello Finnrind, that page seems to be a good candidate for the spam-blacklist, last resort, yes, but clearly for crosswiki-spam. [1], [2], [3], etc (he has a loooooot of local accounts, and I guess it does not look better there), if You open a request on the blacklist I will add the page right now, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:35, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Deo Volente


Hi Finn Rindahl, thanks for your help about my user page. Deo Volente, Finn Rindahl. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 09:19, 6 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Your welcome! Finn Rindahl 12:32, 6 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Wikimania 2009/CentralNotice - Thai translation


Hi, I'm from Thai Wikipedia. I would like to make corrections for Thai translation. The current one is totally irrelevant. I think that IP might got the translation from Google Translate or some software. BTW I got the update on that page now. --Manop 18:10, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Sorry about that, I'll get someone to fix this. Thanks, Finn Rindahl 18:17, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the change. I really appreciate. --Manop 18:45, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
The new one is better than mine. Thank you for taking care of this. --Manop 19:30, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, but it's actually Mardetanha who's making the updates. Regards, Finn Rindahl 19:53, 13 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

User:Pathoschild etc..


  Done, best regards :) --Ivocamp96 13:57, 14 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Re: Proofreading


Sorry. You're right. Thanks for your info. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 11:42, 18 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

No problem! Finn Rindahl 13:02, 18 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



message moved from top of page I have answered here, thanks. http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:COIBot/XWiki/rhye.civfanatics.net#Discussion Rhye20 09:41, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

needs updating


Thanks for quick reply. I had a doubt about it, and hence have already done translation of them as well, but am really not sure whether we need translation of the alst point as well? And furthermore, in other lenguages, e.g. Hindi (hi), there are not those two messeges there, but still they are published, then why Gujarati was marked as Need updating? With everything translated now, shall I change the status or you will be doing that?--DhavalTalk 13:05, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

answered at User_talk:Dsvyas. Finn Rindahl 13:18, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot Finnrind.--DhavalTalk 17:02, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



Maybe you should have raised a discussion, at least in our Bg village pump, instead of deleting the links. At least I find them absolutely relevant, informative and adequate to the articles where they were included. The links contain collections of rare PD-old or close to PD-old materials, and only the annoying presence of watermarks makes them inappropriate for Wikimedia Commons... Spiritia 14:12, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

i reverted my removal at bg.wiki. The links were removed because they had been inappropriately added cross wiki (linkpushed by ip), and will not be blacklisted unless there is continued persistent crosswiki linkpushing. Regards, Finn Rindahl 15:16, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Okay, thanks. By the way, mass spammers have no chance with our wiki, the recent changes are observed by many people and usually running slow enough to let us be in step with everything going on :) Spiritia 16:25, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Yes, but the main point with our crosswikispam-monitoring is to catch spam that isn't caught in the local recent changes, typically when site-owners promotes their site by adding one link to every different languageproject. The addition may look innocent enough at each project, but when the same ip/ users add the link to several project the conflict of interest becomes clear... Anyway, all the best and do let me know (or just revert me) if I remove more links that I shouldn't have removed. Regards, Finn Rindahl 17:49, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



Hi there. Would you be willing to take a look at the comments that I made here please? Thanks, Razorflame 18:59, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Razorflame, I copied your comment here User:COIBot/XWiki/ozakyo.jp#Discussion, and responded there as well. If you leave such comments under that discussion header (and not on the talkpage) it's much more likely than some of the regular spamfighters will notice ;). Finn Rindahl 19:13, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Mmkay. Thanks, Razorflame 19:21, 26 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Oops: Template:LinkSummaryLive


Thanks for catching my mistake.

en:Template:LinkSummaryLive is something we have on en.wikipedia, not here. It's like en:Template:LinkSummary with the addition of a live link to the spam domain. --A. B. (talk) 23:10, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

I sort of guessed it was something like that. I have to catch up on en:wiki antispam if I'm to continue with this antispam thingy, in a week I've made more edits to en:wiki than I've ever did in months adding iw's and commenting on Irish medieval history. Finn Rindahl 23:20, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



Hi, you are a sysop of meta now, you can change your personal imformation (about language) here. Thanks :) --.snoopy. 09:55, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!


Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | Türkçe | русский | العربية | Tiếng Việt | edit

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Finnrind, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

A tip: add this page Meta:Administrators' discussion index to your watchlist, it tracks the latest activity to various sections of many of the important pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ irc.freenode.net. You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List_of_administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

Best wishes and congratulations. —Dferg (talk) 09:59, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Congrats :) i just arrived a bit late to vote --Mardetanha talk 10:01, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks everyone :) Finn Rindahl 11:00, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



Please take al ook at my comment. Thanks --Seha 19:49, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

he he, editconflict while I posted a response at your talk page ;) Finn Rindahl 19:50, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply
Yes I saw it now :)). I have remove this link few days ago and as I saw that the official site is down, I´ve put the same in article again while private but trusted. Best regards. --Seha 19:57, 30 March 2009 (UTC)Reply



If possible please remove lazowianie.pl from COIBot, I have wrote there what happened.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Theqkash (talk) 17:06, 6 April 2009

The link is not blacklited, COIBot simply reports external links that are added extensively on several Wikimedia projects. I've read you're explanation there, but I'm not really sure what you mean. I will however not revert new additions myself, but ask other experienced administrators to evaluate this. Regards, Finn Rindahl 17:31, 6 April 2009 (UTC)Reply


  The Working Metapedian Barnstar
>200 !!!! I want to give you this barnstar due to your hard and continuous help cleaning the backlog of COIBot Xwiki reports. Best regards. —Dferg (talk) 09:54, 8 April 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Dferg, you have a big part in this barnstar yourself. I'll return this compliment when we're <100 :D Finn Rindahl 09:58, 8 April 2009 (UTC)Reply



Hallo! Eg gjorde ei oppdatering av denne meldinga (denne endringa), kan du sende ho ut i systemet viss ingen andre gjør det? --KRISTAGAα-ω 00:12, 12 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Jepp, det skal eg gjere. Finn Rindahl 00:15, 12 April 2009 (UTC)Reply
Supert! Ser forresten av historikken der at du gjør ein kjempejobb med å halde oversikt over (og evt. tilbakerulle) oppdateringane på fleire språk. Flott! --KRISTAGAα-ω 13:11, 15 April 2009 (UTC)Reply
Berre hyggeleg, sei gjerne i frå når du ser andre ting som kan trenge betre ordlyd. Ikkje alltid like lett å halde oversikta, eg gløymde td å opppdatera /no då eg retta datoen for /nb :) Finn Rindahl 14:11, 15 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Re: talkback



Hello, Finnrind. You have new messages at Dylan620's talk page. Cheers, and happy editing! Sincerely, Dylan620 Talk to the left, stalk to the right..

This message was sent to you at 23:21, 22 April 2009 (UTC).



We have changed the AutoStale settings for COIBot. Reports with more than (10|5|3) days are now autoclosed. Today, the backlog has been reduced from 600 open reports to 160 open reports. Hope that you are well. Come back soon! :DDferg (talk) 21:55, 15 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Aw :'( sorry to see you go. I'd like to thank you for all the work you have done here & hope you come back some day. Regards, df|  15:47, 6 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Dfergito, I guess I will be back eventually, but it might take some some time. All the best. Finn Rindahl 12:27, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

re: jimdo.com


Hi, we had a lot of non relevant associations and fansites using jimdo.com free solutions on itwiki to promote themselves, so we decided to blacklist the entire domain. Regarding costituzionerepubblicaitaliana.jimdo.com, the site seems to contain just the articles of the Italian Constitution, those are obviously in the PD (see s:Constitution of Italy for example), a link in the associated articles doesn't make any sense to me. --Brownout(msg) 16:02, 22 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Brownout, there's a lot of non relevant sites added crosswiki from jimdo as well, but since there are also some useful stuff there I've decided not to propose global blacklisting. But looking at various reports I do see that itwiki has escaped a lot of spam added to other WM-projects by blacklisting it. Finn Rindahl 21:50, 22 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Elissacafe is not spam


Elissacafe.com is not a spam website at all but because our website is the best infront of other Elissa fan-sites and it has a high number of members in its forum, other websites and haters are reporting us to be spam !!! while we aren't... please remove it —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:29, 13 April 2010

Adding links to wikipedia in order to promote a website is by definition spamming, you may consult en:Wikipedia:Spam for more information (this is an official guideline for Wikipedia in English, but most of it applies to other Wikimediaprojects as well). If you know of other Elissa fansites that have been inappropriately added, please report them here or at Talk:Spam_blacklist#Proposed_additions and blacklisting of them as well will be considered. Best regards, Finn Rindahl 13:42, 13 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

ok i understood but i meant that we helped in building ELissa's page and we posted our link just to save our hard work we did not to promote our site.Our site is a very well promoted one among many social websites and among discussion between Elissa's fans

Your meta user page + some info


Just a brief note that you may want to adjust the links on your meta user page, currently the "talk to me in English"-link points to a deleted subpage here. Also, the point you just made about "Jimbo adjusting his rights without consensus" links to his own removal of the disputed rights that was part of the founder-flag, he has since also had removed his sysadmin (i.e. right to adjust usergrouprights...). Se the notice on top of the page you just edited at Meta for more info.

Hi ! Thank you for the links on my user page, I have just corrected it.
I'm not sure Jimbo has removed his sysadmin flag... A steward has seen that he had this flag and never should had it, so he has removed it. Am I mistaken ?
Therefore, I don't reproch him to have edited his permissions, but to have do it on enwiki and on enwikiversity instead of meta like everybody does. -- Quentinv57 16:52, 10 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yes, you are mistaken about that [4], Laaknor states he did this per Jimbos request. As for Jimbo editing global rights from enwiki, that's due to him not knowing (rememberering)[5] that global rights should only be edited via Meta. Finn Rindahl 17:47, 10 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Okay, thanks. By the way, are you contributing to meta ? -- Quentinv57 18:39, 12 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yes I am. I have sysop flag here, and help maintaining the global Spam blacklist. From time to time I help out with some translations as well. Best regards, Finn Rindahl 19:03, 12 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Is this spam blacklist globaly blocked ?
I ask you about your activity because I began to do maintenance on meta by fixing broken and double redirects, and I don't know what I can do to help you now. -- Quentinv57 09:03, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Well, help is certainly needed with working on crosswiki linkspam - there's a lot of it... When a domain is added to the Spam blacklist at Meta it becomes impossible for any editor to add that link to any page at any Wikimedia project (plus many other projects using the Medawikisoftware, who for convenience copy our list) - so it's a rather powerful tool. Most of the related work however is removing external links inappropriately added around wikimediaprojects, most frequently fansites, touristadvertisements and various commercial sites. Normally, only when the linkspamming er persistent and extensive the domain is blacklisted.

I suggest you take a look at Spam_blacklist/Help, Spam blacklist/About and User:Mike.lifeguard/Screencasts. If you are using IRC, #wikimedia-external-linksconnect is the relevant channel (not very much traffic there though, as we are not many active in this work currently).

There are also other places to help out at Meta besides spamwork, take a look at Meta:About Meta and Meta:Babylon (translations) and Small Wiki Monitoring Team (crosswiki antivandalism). Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions, we certainly could use some more help around here. Best regards, Finn Rindahl 11:58, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

  The Anti-Spam Barnstar
Thnks for your hard work on the SBL :-D Huib talk 19:02, 19 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

and thanks for the reminder that there is still spam tom fight ;-)

Thanks Huib! :) Finn Rindahl 19:05, 19 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for all your help! --Dferg 21:02, 19 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising Translators


Hi Finnrind, my name is Deniz and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be your liaison between the Norwegian community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort, we recognize that banner messages that perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences. I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project, translating messages into Norwegian and suggesting messages that would appeal to Norwegian readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping with this project, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. --Dgultekin 21:24, 7 September 2010 (UTC)Reply



Can you check Hadsund? Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 11:47, 10 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Well, not needed anymore. Herby took care of it :) --dferg ☎ talk 13:16, 10 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Hm, why did you need my help Dferg, since your Norwegian is so good I'd presume you understood Danish as well ;) But then again Herby's got over 200 edits at Wikipedia in Norwegian, so he's clearly capable of identifying off-topic Scandinavian articles :) Finn Rindahl 19:44, 10 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Because I prefer to doublecheck things when I'm not sure ;) Oh, and my "no" is waaaay weakish. --dferg ☎ talk 20:04, 10 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Translation needed


Hi Finnrind, we are in a bit of a time crunch to get the Norwegian translations for the fundraising materials. As you may know, we launch next Monday the 15th – and really don't want to have English pages on Norwegian projects.

Could you help us translate the Jimmy Appeal, FAQ, Core Messages and Benefactors page? Here is the translation hub on meta. Please help recruit other translators so we can complete them this week!

Thanks so much, please contact me for anything you may need. --Deniz (WMF) 19:37, 8 November 2010 (UTC)Reply

He- Du hjelper kanskje til så nynorskteksten eg la inn vert aktivisert? Om eg har gjort noko gale, så finn du meg på nn. Knut

Thank You=


I wanted to personally thank you for your help with translations during the fundraiser. I appreciate the work you put in, especially with the core messages and FAQ translations, we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks again - Deniz (WMF) 21:52, 26 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

Translator, We need you!


Dear Finnrind,

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

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

If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out http://survey.wikimedia.org/index.php?sid=13638&newtest=Y&lang=en. With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.

Many Thanks

Joseph Seddon (User:Jseddon (WMF))

Production Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation
Jseddon (WMF) 00:48, 9 July 2011 (UTC)Reply



That was really by accident, lots of spam to revert and I ended up not paying attention. Thank you for the compliment and for reverting the edition. Regards, --viniciusmc 03:47, 8 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship


Dear Finnrind. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator and associated rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2012 for details. Kind regards. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 12:39, 1 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, good to know the system is working. Sorry I can't find time/ motivation to help out around here anymore. Best regards, Finn Rindahl (talk) 15:28, 1 April 2012 (UTC)Reply



Hi there, the mop has been granted now. I think you already know how everything works. Congrats and welcome back! -Barras talk 10:16, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. I'll be starting my second period as Meta-admin with a 3 week break starting from tomorrow (travelling with (almost) no web-connection), but I hope to put the tools to use from August 8th or thereabout. Finn Rindahl (talk) 10:28, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply
Enjoy the break - I will be away shortly too :) -(oh + congratulations I guess!) -Herby talk thyme 10:31, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply
Thanks (I guess ;) Finn Rindahl (talk) 10:32, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations Finn. Enjoy your break too. Best, — MA (audiencia) 09:18, 16 July 2012 (UTC)Reply
WB! Not sure whether you are aware of the gadget that works in the COIBot and blacklist country to quickly add/close/revert/decline (as appropriate) pages or requests in the respective pages. It makes life a lot easier — billinghurst sDrewth 14:44, 18 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

This break is becoming longer than I anticipated, I wouldn't have asked for the mop in July had I known this :( But I still hope to resume editing shortly. Finn Rindahl (talk) 15:24, 24 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising translation feedback


Hey Finnrind,

I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for norwegian bokmal using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

Many Thanks

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 11:43, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship (April 2013)


Hello Finnrind. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator (and all other attached) user rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2013 for details. Kind regards, --MarcoAurelio 15:00, 1 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Sent via Global message delivery at 15:00, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Global CSS/JS migration


Hello Finnrind. You have a global.js page which contains your global scripts for all wikis. Since August 19th 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis (see announcement). Since you already load them yourself on some wikis, you may experience script errors or issues like tools being added twice. I can fix that for you by merging your local scripts and styles into your global pages, and deleting the local pages with synchbot. Do you want me to do that? —Pathoschild 02:48, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi again! Feel free to add a Synchbot request or leave a message if you want me to do this; for now I'll strike you off the list. :) —Pathoschild 21:31, 21 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, I'm not doing much crosswiki these days :) Finn Rindahl (talk) 11:05, 25 June 2015 (UTC)Reply