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WMIT newsletterEdit

FYI, you've been mentioned and thanked in the WMIT newsletter of 2015-01-15. The newsletter is distributed to a few thousands supporters. --Nemo 21:51, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[]

\o/ Very nice to see this and the effort of the italian community and you! Thanks for your work in this direction :) Btw: Google translator is very bad in translating italian to german/english :P --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 22:01, 15 February 2015 (UTC)[]


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Tech News additionEdit

Thank you. I have no idea how that was left out of the last newsletter and am now terribly embarrassed. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:34, 11 January 2016 (UTC)[]

I think that's the "new year stress" :P For me: no problem, I think that shouldn't happen, but we all are humans, so we make mistakes. And for your defense: If I would take one minute to take a look at the tech news page before it appears on my talk page, I would have the chance to fix this before it is delivered :/ Nonetheless: Have a great week! Best, --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 17:39, 11 January 2016 (UTC)[]

Dallas data centre switchover postponed to April 19–21Edit

Hi, thanks for you edit to Tech News. Mark Bergsma recently announced they had encountered some unexpected problems and didn't want to risk anything, so they postponed the switchover to April. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 18:06, 17 March 2016 (UTC)[]

Hi Johan :) Thanks for the info, I was wondering, why the dates aren't as I would expect on wikitech, but there was no info about the deployment of the wmf.18 MediaWiki version, so I assumed, that it's still planned :) Sorry, for the work I created you :] --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:08, 17 March 2016 (UTC)[]
And now I see a different date in April mentioned in another place ... OK, everything is a bit confused, but we're talking April anyway. Wikitech seems down at the moment so I can't link to the diff, but Greg updated the deployment schedule and said wmf.18 is yet again planned for next week. And no worries, I rather make an edit like that undone ten times than I miss information of that importance once! Please do exactly the same thing next time, I'm still grateful. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 17 March 2016 (UTC)[]
Ok, I haven't seen this, yet (yes, the host of wikitech is down for a kernel update, should be up again later) :) Thanks for the information, nevertheless :) Maybe I remember checking back before the schedule in april :P Have a great day! --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 18:16, 17 March 2016 (UTC)[]

Tech News 35/36 – my apologiesEdit

Hi, thanks for your addition to Tech News. My apologies: Tech/News/2016/35 went out to the translators a couple of days ago, but Tech/News/Next wasn't properly updated. I've moved the item to Tech/News/2016/36. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 00:02, 29 August 2016 (UTC)[]

Thanks Johan, but to be honest, even if Tech/News/Next would've been updated, I think I would've inserted the info in the false one, as I thought I can get it to the next Tech news (which seems to be not the case). The reason might be, that I'm not that familar with the Tech news writing process at all :( Sorry that I always create work for you when I edit Tech news :/ Best --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 22:19, 29 August 2016 (UTC)[]
Copying and moving an item to another issue is hardly work worth mentioning. It's appreciated, I just wanted to let you know what happened to it.
Tech/News/For contributors#When is the work done? has some deadlines, if it helps. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 22:50, 29 August 2016 (UTC)[]


I see that you transferred ticket:2016092410001051 to be but I'm not sure why. What am I missing?--Sphilbrick (talk) 13:51, 19 October 2016 (UTC)[]

@Sphilbrick: I already answered in OTRS-Wiki :) User_talk:Florianschmidtwelzow. --Florianschmidtwelzow (talk) 06:14, 20 October 2016 (UTC)[]