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Welcome to Meta!


Hello, Glaisher. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 11:20, 2 May 2013 (UTC)Reply



Selam, siz nerelisiniz? (Hi, where are you?) — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 123snake45 (talk) 16:28, 29 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Here I am :p --Glaisher (talk) 15:18, 29 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Mr.long1528 not a spambot, just a new user who is confused


Can you please remove the deletion tag? I posted about this on Simple Talk.

Thanks, ELTted (talk) 07:17, 12 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Done. Sorry --Glaisher (talk) 08:15, 12 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for your welcome mail. Mr.long1528 (talk) 08:28, 12 June 2013 (UTC)Reply
No problem and sorry for my mistake. --Glaisher (talk)08:30, 12 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

svwiki Kupol(valv) und globale Sperrung


Bitte siehe [1]. Danke. 13:45, 13 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Replied there. --Glaisher (talk) 15:58, 13 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

Without returning the article quotes the author infringes copyright. This is contrary to U.S. law and Slovak. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:13, 24 June 2013 (UTC)Reply

If some of the content in the article violates copyright laws, then remove that part. If all the content in the article is an infringement of copyright, then place a {{delete}} tag on the article stating the reason on the talk page. Just blanking out content in articles is not the proper way to deal with such situations. --Glaisher (talk) 09:22, 24 June 2013 (UTC)Reply tasks


Hi Glaisher, and thanks for reverting vandalism on (and others)! Is reverting vandalism the only thing you do over there? Well, you can help more at the "Wikipedia Backlog" page, doing those tasks are really appreciated. :) --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 10:34, 1 July 2013 (UTC)Reply


German Wikibooks don't see as spam. Check Diskussion:Traktorenlexikon. We don't want to be disturbed by people that don't understand German nor our arguments why this link is accepted.

Note: Don't remove this link further on!!! -- Juetho (talk) 18:02, 12 July 2013 (UTC)Reply


hai, your revert copied from other sites.-- 10:41, 13 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

Reverted. Thanks for telling. --Glaisher [talk] 10:43, 13 July 2013 (UTC)Reply



Out of curiosity, did that script break the link for you on Monobook? If not, are you sure you either used debug=true or cleared your cache, etc.? PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:58, 29 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

Cleared my cache and tried whether it works. Guess what? Blending-in does work in Monobook and other skins too. BTW, thanks for autopatrol. :) --Glaisher [talk] 17:11, 29 July 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hi Glaisher, thanks for helping out at my user talk page on the Wikimedia UK wiki. Fortunately, it wasn't vandalism. At a workshop introducing people to Wikipedia edit I asked people to leave a message on my talk page and I hadn't got round to tidying up. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 09:57, 2 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

@Richard Nevell Now that I think about it, it really isn't abuse. So the question is answered and the answer is "no". Thanks for telling. :-) --Glaisher [talk] 10:08, 2 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Danish Templates


Hello Glaisher. I see you remove some vandalism on da.wikipedia, that good, but then you warn IP's, can you please use {{test|~~~~}}, {{test2|~~~~}} {{test3|~~~~}}, and not use the subst: infront of it :) Its not nice to read, like this [2] ;) Thanks. --Simeondahl (talk) 21:30, 27 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

OK --Glaisher [talk] 11:32, 29 August 2013 (UTC)Reply



Sorry for accidentally thanking you for an edit! I hope you accept my apologies. Vogone talk 17:18, 29 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

I thanked Vogone for that edit in retaliation. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:25, 29 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
How dare you? I almost thought the red "1" at the top of the page indicated that something very important might have happened! Vogone talk 17:28, 29 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
#fooledbyflow Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:30, 29 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

vi.wikivoyage translation


Hi Glaisher,

As disscussion on translation at vi.wikivoyage: we agree as follow (see vi:voy:Wikivoyage:Thảo luận#Adding this project to

  • Vietnamese: tiếng Việt
  • Wikivoyage: Wikivoyage
  • Travel Guide: Cẩm nang du lịch

Thanks for your help. Regards,--Cheers! (talk) 05:39, 30 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

luri language lrc in iran



the lurish and luri lrc are same

how can I resolve the problem of deletion of lurish or luri language request page?

what can I do or I need to change what things to resolve this problem

please help me

lrc lori (talk) 18:39, 30 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

The page exist here: Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Lurish. -- Tegel (Talk) 18:59, 30 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the help


I hope you pass on the problems of the block on Wikitionary and get me and the IP unblocked (without a talk page there it appears I cannot communicate with the admins or appeal the decision and thus blocked from doing anything), so I and my colleagues can continue to update informations and definitions in talk for administrators to work on. Appreciated. Please keep me informed. AspieNo1 (talk) 16:39, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Global rollback



I've just granted you the global rollback right per the successful !vote on SRGP. Be careful and enjoy your new tools. Regards, -Barras talk 17:26, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Congrats! PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:20, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations! You will retire me with GR. ;) LlamaAl (talk) 23:19, 17 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hello. Vogone talk 06:42, 18 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thanks all =) --Glaisher [talk] 07:44, 18 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
(please don't forget me!) Congratulations Glaisher! You are very active on all wiki projects as a global rollbacker! Sadly I didn't get to vote :( --~ curtaintoad ~~ talk ~ 13:24, 26 October 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hoi Glaisher,
je aanvraag in het Nederlandse woordenboek:

  1. havenschap, het = openbaar lichaam belast met het bestuur van een haven (in het Duits: Hafenamt, Hafenbehörde)
  2. (verouderd) datgene wat tot verzorging van het lichaam dient: reiniging, verschooning, kleeding enz.

-- Cadfaell (talk) 07:22, 24 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Prototype 2 is epic!!!


Prototype 2 is epic!!!



Thanks for removing the IP vandalism from my userpage and talkpage. --Túrelio (talk) 15:14, 27 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

No problem. :-) --Glaisher [talk] 15:16, 27 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

Lista krajów Europy wg powierzchni


Hi, i created this page and it was tagged to be quickly deleted. This page is not in English, but it was translated from English to fill up the gap of the List of European countries by area. There is a link to this page in one of the beginning paragraphs. Please, do not delete this page, cos it is very useful for Polish users.

Please let me know, how to resolve this problem. And also how to add this link to the one of the language versions of [[3]]

Best wishes, Asia

It has already been deleted from Simple English Wikipedia as that project is only for articles written in Simple English. However, you can start that article at . --Glaisher [talk] 12:28, 13 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

thanks a lot. That explains me this problem. Bet regards. A



Hi Glaisher, you proposed to delete wikt:nl:Overleg:'s dinsdags and wikt:nl:Overleg:'s donderdags. I reverted you because

  1. you don't speak Dutch
  2. you don't recognize and

Especially ANS (Algemene Nederlandse Spraakkunst) is a useful resource. It regularly tells me something about my Dutch, which I didn't know (apart from speaking Dutch just like they describe). If you have good reasons to want to suppress my assessment, please state them. -- 18:16, 20 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

I confirm. These sites are informative about the Dutch language. JurgenNL (talk) 18:23, 20 October 2013 (UTC)Reply
I have no reason to revert a constructive edit. Thanks for the note. --Glaisher [talk] 07:55, 21 October 2013 (UTC)Reply
You're welcome. Thank you for patrolling. -- 11:30, 21 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Global UP?


Did you try it? It's currently beta, and might produce some errors. (You should visit Special:Blankpage/globalsul first, to make sure you are logged in everywhere) PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:27, 24 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

No, I haven't tried it yet. Is it possible to create/edit talk page with the tool? --Glaisher [talk] 18:05, 25 October 2013 (UTC)Reply
It should be now (purge cache) if it says 'v0.2' at the top of the field box. If it says v0.1 or doesn't have any version, it's broken. Please note that the skip list uses a format like: en.wikipedia,it.*,*.wikiquote and that you should probably add a newline or two to the end of the textbox if you use "prepend" (or to the beginning if you use "append"), so that it's on a new line. See User:PiRSquared17/Global_UP. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:02, 25 October 2013 (UTC)Reply
I ran the script a while ago from abwiki to am.wikt. No errors :-) I can't think of any modifications to my user/talk pages right now but sooner or later I will probably run the script on all the wikis. P.S. don't you think there should be a pause button somewhere? --Glaisher [talk] 09:17, 26 October 2013 (UTC)Reply
@PiRSquared17: For some reason I see no possibility to select "skip all existing pages" in the drop-down menu of "What should be done to existing pages?". Is there no possibility to skip them other than pasting a huge list of existing pages to "Skip wikis:" or do I just overlook something? Vogone talk 12:14, 26 October 2013 (UTC)Reply
Seems fixed. Vogone talk 13:46, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hi. My class is editing. I'll revert any bad edits after class. so please don't ban them now. Regards Averater (talk) 11:48, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi Averater; You could undo the blocks yourself since you're a local sysop. And err, why are you allowing them to vandalize in main namespace? Sandbox or another experimenting page would be better, imo. --Glaisher [talk] 12:03, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
Well I was in the class room and it was my own class so I had bigger hopes for them. And that book they were editing is one I have created. But Hopefully they learned something and next time they'll be more serious. Still thank you for keeping vandalism in check! - Averater (talk) 12:09, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
So no need to unblock them? Glaisher [talk] 12:13, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
No, I took care of it, but thank you. - Averater (talk) 13:22, 14 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Reverted edit


Hey Glaisher, could you explain why you reverted my colleague's edit on the talk page of the Diversity Conference? Thanks! --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 17:36, 29 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

@Nicole Ebber (WMDE): WHOA! Sorry, I didn't even know that I reverted it. Most probably, a misclick while I was at Special:RecentChanges. Thanks for notifying me and I am really sorry. :-( --Glaisher [talk] 04:07, 30 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
I have tried to add back the content I removed in this edit. Let me know if I messed up again. Thanks Glaisher [talk] 04:25, 30 November 2013 (UTC)Reply
Lovely, all fine now, thanks. :) --Nicole Ebber (WMDE) (talk) 08:06, 30 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

changing user name


Hi friend, I`m sorry but I want just change my User name in the project no active bureaucrat, if you can help me, because i want the same name, and thanks--A.Latreche (talk) 12:44, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Please read the reply at SRUC. --Glaisher [talk] 12:45, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
I read the reply and i want change my user name in the projects does not have a bureaucrat--A.Latreche (talk) 12:52, 1 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Cunningham's Law


This is/was on the front page of reddit, so expect vandalism. PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:44, 8 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Asking Help For Increasing Tibetan Font


Our Tibetan font is rendering very small, we need to increase its size a bit, but i don't have any knowledge about its necessary procedure, so can you help me increasing Tibetan Font in Wikipedia and other wikiproject.

@Phurbutsering: I saw that you already posted this question on Hoo man's talk page. He will be able to help you. Please wait for a reply. :-) --Glaisher [talk] 11:45, 12 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics

Idea Lab
Idea Lab

Hello, Glaisher! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

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Global sysop


Congratulations Glaisher :). Could you please subscribe to the global sysops mailing list if you are not done already. Thanks --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 18:22, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

(Glaisher: reverting vandals on en.wikiquote, before it was cool.) ~ DanielTom (talk) 18:44, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Congrats, Glaisher.   PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:43, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations and good luck! And yes, please subscribe to that mailing list. Trijnsteltalk 21:43, 18 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks all! :-) --Glaisher [talk] 04:31, 19 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations! Jianhui67 talkcontribs 12:15, 19 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, --Glaisher [talk] 12:16, 19 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

RfTA on Incubator & MediaWiki


Hello PiRSquared17! Your support was much appreciated, thank you. I also want to place a RfTA in MediaWiki and Incubator but can't find the appropriate pages for it. Could you point me in the right direction, please? --WikiBronze [T] 21:12, 29 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

mw:Project:Requests for incubator:I:RFA, but please read the 'Translators & translation administrators' section on that page. --Glaisher [talk] 05:24, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the links Glaisher! I have read the 'Translators & translation administrators' section. --WikiBronze [T] 13:34, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for missing this. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:01, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Reply
No problem! Thanks anyway :) --WikiBronze [T] 17:13, 30 March 2014 (UTC)Reply bloc


Really stupid mistake of mine. Apology is really necessary here. Best wishes! Elfhelm (talk) 18:36, 2 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

No problem! :D --Glaisher [talk] 03:47, 3 April 2014 (UTC)Reply



You are exactly right, that is what I was confusing it with. So, this is probably my fault for not reading it completely , but do you think it is repetitive if it only working on channels be mentioned closer to the channel name pattern given, such as "on the server, the channel name is #lang.project."? Mysterytrey (talk) 20:32, 4 April 2014 (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)

Glaisher, congratulations! You now have the rights of an 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.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ 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.

Congrats. :-) PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:12, 8 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you very much! :-D --Glaisher [talk] 16:13, 8 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations! LlamaAl (talk) 02:08, 9 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations, kongratulationz, selamat!, kwak kwak!.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 08:26, 9 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

A gummy bear for you!

I hereby name
Wikipedia hero
(gold class) for his
exceptional patience
and technical skills

in the service of improving
the Wikimedia projects.
signed, Gnom (talk)

Thanks! :) --Glaisher [talk] 15:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)Reply



I've seen you changed my user's right to autopatrolled. I'd just say thank you :-) See you around! --Nastoshka (talk) 20:29, 11 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Removal of candidature for admin


प्प्ल्ज़। हेल्प अस ई वन्त तो विथ्द्रव म्य नोमिनतिओन फोर अद्मिन्

Why are you writing English in Devanagari? PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:37, 13 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
What?! --Glaisher [talk] 17:37, 13 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
From Google Translate, he is canvassing. "Pplza. Help us e vanta the vithdrava mya nominationa Four admin". --Goldenburg111 17:39, 13 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Technically, that won't work because the RfA has already been closed. --Glaisher [talk] 17:40, 13 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Then please remove my block as you know I had every intention of withdrawing my nomination before the RfA was closed or my account was blocked

Eh, please talk above that at commons, glaisher is not an administrator there. The blocking admin is russavia, so talk to him about that situation. --Goldenburg111 18:22, 13 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Mass deletion of pages created by


It seems unlikely to me that the user page user:EGalvez (WMF) was created by this misused IP but the userpage is tagged as having been deleted by you for this reason. Can you investigate? --Pine 07:45, 17 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Pine: Hi, that page was created by a cross-wiki spambot. There are two deleted edits to that page. First edit was the creation of the page by that IP. Second edit was a deletion tag by a SWMT member. Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 07:49, 17 April 2014 (UTC)Reply



... for your prompt action on the GAC Book Fair report talkpage. Tony (talk) 15:55, 27 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

You're welcome! --Glaisher [talk] 15:56, 27 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Odd filter change


I'm a bit confused by this. What are you trying to accomplish? If you only want to include those specific accounts, there's no need to make it case insensitive. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:05, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

@PiRSquared17: Special:AbuseFilter/history/36/diff/prev/708. ? Glaisher [talk] 04:07, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Eh? I think !(user_name rlike ...) is correct. Why did you change it? PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:10, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
You posted this after I changed it. So I thought it was wrong (while I actually thought it was correct.) --Glaisher [talk] 04:11, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for the confusion, I guess I didn't see your filter update. Anyway this is correct. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:13, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply


[4] Please hide this IP address threatening me to come to my door to kill me. Thanks. --Kolega2357 (talk) 09:02, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

I don't see a death threat in that message. I will block that IP if there is any further abuse from it. --Glaisher [talk] 09:05, 28 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Hello Glaisher, it's roughly translated like this "Do not f*ck with me (that I will) or I will come to your door"(it's mix from Slovenian and Bosnian not completely Bosnian), well it's up to you what as meta administrator should do.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 01:59, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Is it possible if you oversight this edit please? --Goldenburg111 19:36, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

It's probably a pretty bad idea to post such a request in public but @Courcelles and DerHexer:. Vogone talk 19:40, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
I revdel'd it for now. In the future, you should contact an oversighter via email, not an admin publicly. See w:Streisand effect. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:43, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Vogone/PiRSquared17. --Goldenburg111 19:45, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:08, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply


Tracked in Phabricator:
Bug 64642

Please don't state wrong facts like e. g. here. This isn't very nice behaviour, especially on a sysop-protected page and might confuse other editors who now think zhwiki is a GS wiki, though it isn't. Kthxbai, Vogone talk 23:10, 29 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

Vogone is right but something strange is going on. Special:WikiSets/7 does not list zhwiki as an excluded wiki, but it is listed here. It clearly is not a GS wiki either way. Is this a bug? PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:16, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
Oh sorry. I was looking at that Special:Wikiset page and updated that page. :/ Now that I look at it again zhwiki is not included in that wikiset at all (opt-in and opt-out list)! :O "For a more up-to-date listing please check this page."(!) is the header of the page. --Glaisher [talk] 04:12, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
bugzilla:64642. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:26, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply
@PiRSquared17: Also see SN#Special:WikiSets/7 Glaisher [talk] 16:28, 30 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

My Translations


Hi there. I am fairly new to Wikipedia. I have completed some translations. Mind checking my contributions? Is there anything I did wrong? Is there anything I can do to be better? Thanks. Akifumii (talk) 04:44, 1 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

I'm sorry but my knowledge of es is something like es-0.1 so I can't review those translations. --Glaisher [talk] 05:04, 1 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

Diff 8779110


How did that extra bullet point get there? ;) PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:25, 5 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

@PiRSquared17: Not sure, most probably I did a c&p from docs with that. Sorry and thanks for fixing it. --Glaisher [talk] 08:50, 7 June 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you!


Thank you for removing the spam at the swedish Wikiversity. Cheers! //Hockew (talk) 21:00, 24 June 2014 (UTC)Reply



Thank you for reverting vandalism to yi:מוסטער:גריכישער אלפאבעט.

What puzzles me is how a page which has protection set for registered users only was able to be vandalised by anonymous users! --Redaktor (talk) 00:05, 1 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

It looks like it was protected after the spam/vandalism. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:54, 1 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Barnstar and a request for feedback

  Individual Engagement Grant Barnstar
Thank you for commenting on Individual Engagement Grant proposals during this recent round! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts.

To help us improve the IEG program for future participants, would you mind taking this quick 3-question survey?

Thanks again for your help,

--Siko and Haitham, Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking

GUC with (IPv4) ranges


[5] Works with /16 down to /32, IPv4 only. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

@PiRSquared17: Thank you. Is it be possible to list the particular IP by which the edit was made? --Glaisher (talk) 08:50, 5 July 2014 (UTC)Reply

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions


The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:07, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect letter update


Hi Glaisher,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:11, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hello Glaisher. I updated your messages.js page to the latest version of TemplateScript (although you don't seem to be using messages.js anymore). This is mainly to enable automatic updates, but it also includes a few fixes. If you notice any problems or have questions, let me know! :) —Pathoschild 01:39, 27 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

@Pathoschild: Thank you very much! I removed it because it wasn't working. I've added it again to my common.js and see that it is now working. Thanks, :-) --10:50, 27 August 2014 (UTC)Reply
I adjusted your messages.js for the latest TemplateScript changes; let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 03:10, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Blocks and censorship


Should the involved user ask for unblock, please feel free to reduce or lift the block. I do not think anything was censored, still revenge and unmotivated "strong opposes" are quite distant from the collaborative nature of this wiki and really unadapted to any people offering some unharmful work that doesn't even require flag and further responsibilities. Thank you, M/ (talk) 16:42, 1 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for clarifying. --M/ (talk) 11:05, 6 September 2014 (UTC)Reply


  The Original Barnstar
This is for all you do around Meta-Wiki, including your quick responses to CentralNotice requests on RFH. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:40, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
\o/. PS: Please don't spam my notifications log ;-) --Glaisher (talk) 11:57, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply


Showing 'no'

Please be more careful while doing things you are totally unfamiliar with[6]. The language code "no" for instance does not even exist. Vogone (talk) 22:43, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

There is no way to preview it. Either way, 'nb' and 'no' were both included--at least one of them is valid. I don't think you can call this a user error. The software should validate each language code. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:18, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
Actually, the software even suggests using 'no' as a language code. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:28, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
Then there's a bug with the software. But everyone knows 'nb' is right, esp. when 'nb' was even included already before Glaisher on top unnecessarily added 'no'. Regards, Vogone (talk) 07:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
I was copying and pasting from the one at github as some languages were recently added. I didn't just paste it as it was; in fact, I double checked and modified some but unfortunately I missed this one. I've now removed 'no'. Thanks for telling. --Glaisher (talk) 10:58, 21 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Basque Wikipedia


Hi Glaisher, I´m a basque wikipedian. One question: in the left side of Basque Wikipedia's Main Page, we have a very long list of links of Wikipedias in other languages (Beste hizkuntzak), but we want a most practical and aesthetic way to put that long list in a smaller space with a scroll box, like for example in the way of Czech Wikipedia but we don´t know how to do it. Maybe we have to change something here? Do you know how to do it? Thanks and regards. Euskaldunaa (Euskaldunaa) 8:32, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker here) You can do so by adding {{noexternallanglinks}} and the links you want to be shown in recent changes to w:eu:MediaWiki:recentchangestext. Regards, Stryn (talk)
Sorry my comment above was about something different than you requested (I had only a mobile phone at that time, so I couldn't open any of those links). --Stryn (talk) 18:55, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
I've answered on my talk page. Sorry for spamming here, Glaisher. --Stryn (talk) 18:55, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you...


...for cleaning up my mess. I'd thank you for each of those edits, but I hope this is okay. Savhñ 11:53, 28 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

I was bored. --Glaisher (talk) 11:56, 28 September 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hi, as a global sysop you are welcome to delete obvious spam and nonsense on en.wikibooks rather than just tagging it. It's a global sysop wiki and you won't get any complaints from the local team. Thanks - QuiteUnusual (talk) 12:03, 30 September 2014 (UTC) (speaking as a 'crat on en.wikibooks)Reply

Translation admiship


I know that but i need it to To manage the groups of message and mark versions of pages to be translated,I think that that would be simpler than to wait of an administrator of translation makes it before I can translate the pages marked for the translation.Cordialy Startupevo1 (talk) 18:48, 3 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Edit of banner


Hi Glaisher! You have implemented the banner for WMSK's contest. Could you please add this image to it (with the same link)? It should be little bit attractive. Thanks! --KuboF (talk) 13:42, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

@KuboF: Should be done now. Let me know if anything needs to be updated and sorry for the delay in reply. --Glaisher (talk) 05:16, 8 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Many thanks! But the diacritics was removed, could you please update the text by original
Deň finančnej gramotnosti: Uprav článok, pomôž Wikipédii a vyhraj!
Thanks! --KuboF (talk) 15:43, 10 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Done now. Sorry for the error. My browser probably did something funny in the CN edit page. I've now manually edited the page in Mediawiki ns. --Glaisher (talk) 15:45, 10 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks again! --KuboF (talk) 15:55, 10 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Commons:Bureaucrats/Requests/Odder (de-bureaucrat)


In the discussion at Commons:Commons:Bureaucrats/Requests/Odder (de-bureaucrat) you have expressed an opinion that Odder's bureaucrat status should be kept or removed, but you did not express the reasoning behind that opinion. I would appreciate it if you would return to the discussion and share why you believe Odder's actions were or were not appropriate for a bureaucrat. This will help avoid future drama by making it clear why (or why not) the community believes bureaucrats should be free to act in this way. Thank you. this message is here as you have soft-redirected your talk page at Commons Thryduulf (en.wikt,en.wp,commons) 17:25, 7 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Problems with logging on Stargate Wiki


Hi Glaisher, I also ask Nemo bis but Im not sure if he answer: I need your help: Stargate wiki Link: is powered by media wiki. I cant create my account because I dont have permission to create accounts and also i cant write to admin talk page because i dont have account on stargate wiki see link. Please Help me. (Matthew Bowyer Fan (talk) 18:18, 12 October 2014 (UTC))Reply



Ok i will send the mail thanks,Grind24 (talk) 11:35, 17 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

The committee seems to be very inactive. --Glaisher (talk) 11:38, 17 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Invitation to the CentralNotice-admins list


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00:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Fundraising Tech,

Wikimedia Foundation

Page tagger‎ configuration


Hi, I've copied your settings of the "Page tagger", I hope you do not mind :) Greetings.--Syum90 17:08, 30 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

It's been a while


How is Wikimedia going for you? It's been like 3 months since I've been here and just have returned. I hope to stay active too xP. I even forgot you were an administrator here. --Goldenburg111 16:16, 7 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

help pls


Hi; I am a student in Başkent University. ip is used by Başkent Üniversitesi in Turkey. But it was blocked in Turkish wikipedia for unlimited time. block begins: 23:15, 6 Feb. 2011. Since that time whole university can not make any edits in Turkish wikipedia. We university students want to edit turkish wikipedia. Local adminstrators say they are very angry with an old time user and they dont unblock th i.p. and they punish a whole university. It has been a long time and probably the person that makes them angry is graduate by now. Thank you for help.

Happy holidays!


--Syum90 (talk) 13:37, 21 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

Emergency on MW


Hello Glaisher, i need your help it very urgent. I know you are a sysop on mw it why i write you, since the morning, I try to fight against the vandalism but it is too much for me as I am not over there sysop, I have tag a lot of page for speedy but many ip and newbies recreates another again,please take a look.Regards--Grind24 (talk) 16:59, 30 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

Happy new year 2015!


  Happy New Year to you Dear Glaisher --Grind24 (talk) 23:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)Reply

why undo my 2015 rfc comment re ip block bans project wide, this is a useful enhancement

why does meta not use the global blocks whereas other projects do by default ?

Where to propose technical features


Hi. I'd like to make a proposal about streamlining the way pages are tagged for deletion, but I don't know where to initiate such a discussion. mw: doesn't seem to be the right place, and Requests for comment here on meta seems to be more policy-oriented, while this is a more technical question. Do you have any idea where I should start? Nirmos (talk) 07:22, 17 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi. I assume this is about implementing a new MediaWiki feature. If so, the best way forward would be to file a new task on Phabricator. Sincerely, Glaisher (talk) 15:53, 17 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, I've created phab:T91169. What do you think? Nirmos (talk) 15:03, 28 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global user page migration


Hello Glaisher. Synchbot deleted your local user pages on all wikis as requested. You can see the full log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 06:53, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Lovely. Thanks Pathoschild! --Glaisher (talk) 05:05, 23 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Oversight policy


Hello! You have invited me to translate Oversight policy to ukrainian. But section "Requests for oversight" is not available for translation. Fix it please for I can finish translation. --Tohaomg (7th of March 2015, 21:34 UTC)

Hi, that section is transcluded from another page Oversight policy/Requests for oversight. You can translate that page and it will show up in the main Oversight policy/uk page. Thanks for your help in translating! :) Glaisher (talk) 12:16, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
I have translated Oversight policy/Requests for oversight. But a chunk from "English Wikipedia" to "Wikidata" is not translated yet. Where is it transcluded from? And is there an ability to see from what pages is text taken to not ask you again? --Tohaomg (9th of March 2015, 14:35 UTC)
The section headers are not translatable in that page. Usernames shouldn't be translated and "email" link depends on the interface language rather than page language. If you want to see which pages are transcluded on to a page, you can always check the source code of the en page. Glaisher (talk) 15:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you


  Hello Glaisher. I wanted to thank you for adding the #user-notice tag to tasks in Phabricator, in addition to adding items to the next edition. It makes it much easier to write Tech/News :) I really appreciate it. Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 15:28, 12 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

You're welcome and thanks to you too for all your work in the Tech News! :) Glaisher (talk) 15:36, 12 March 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hi. Concerning phab T94368 - I have no idea how to answer personally over there, so here. It's OK, we make a poll, but in fact, in the previous "great" poll we have been talking about "editors" (= Sichter") the whole time so if there ist something like this it would be OK in every case, as some 0.5 % of the user only will get the knowledge on how the right is being called. Regards, -jkb- 18:21, 30 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi, I believe I've already answered at the comment on the task. Best regards, Glaisher (talk) 03:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

My edit


Fair enough, but maybe there should be some rule about leaving closing statements that are obviously disrespectful, biased and rude. It seems to me that would be bigger problem. Reguyla (talk) 12:49, 23 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

2001:41d0::/40 Unblock request


Hi, can you unblock 2001:41d0::/40 please? OVH is not only dedicated server hoster but a french Internet service provider. Thank

oc.wikipedia deletion backlog


Hello, thanks for your message. I've tried to clean it up (around 110 pages deleted), but I'd be happy to have a more automated way to do (eg display a checkable list of pages to delete). Any clue about such a tool? Thanks in advance. --Jfblanc (talk) 17:37, 20 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi. Thanks for the clean up. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any such tools. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 11:36, 21 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Request for CentralNotice banner


Hi Glaiser I just ask for a central notice banner for a meeting of Argentians wikipedist. Can you turn it on? Thanks a lot --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 20:28, 27 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global User Page: Question/Request


Hi, Glaisher.

It seems to me that to be useful, a global user page would contain, at least:

  • Babel
  • A "this is a [global] user page" template
  • Possibly, a User SUL Box

Babel already autotranslates, and I managed to figure out pretty decent coding to show -0 language facility when my meta page transcludes to a wiki where I don't speak the language (Hindi or Hawaiian, say). It seems to me, though, that there ought to be a wide variety of translations for the other two templates, so that they appear in the right language. There are on Commons, for example, and I played around with those a little. But I got the impression over there that there aren't plans to do the same thing here at Meta. Is there a reason for that? It seems like a lot of the infrastructure for it is in place already at Commons, and that it would mostly be a matter of importing things over here. (I don't suggest that's a trivial exercise, only that it's a mechanical one.) Can you enlighten me any further? Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 23:32, 27 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

The templates here aren't localizable because no one has bothered to do that yet (Mostly because the editing community here is very small compared to the community at Commons). I might try to make some userboxes here translatable if I've spare time to look at it (no promises though ;-)). It would be easy to make the userboxes translatable but, I imagine, it will be difficult to maintain backwards compatability due to the way Translate extension works. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 11:09, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. That helps.
Does the core MediaWiki software automatically switch out a template that has a {{template/langcode}} subpage? Alternatively, does #switchlang work here? I don't understand how the Translate extension works, but I do understand how to create subpages and how to use switchlang to bring in variants. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:12, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
I don't know of a #switchlang parser function but we do have {{LangSwitch}}, {{TNT}}, and {{Dynamite}} which provides basic functionality for switching subpage depending on the language. Also there is a #translation parser function which will return "/langcode". --Glaisher (talk) 15:11, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
I might have gotten the name wrong. Sorry. In any case, Will look into those. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:50, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

New banner request!


Hi Glaisher!

I just ask for a banner in central notice to support the 1st project contest for the Wikimedia Community in Argentina! I would appreciate so much if you can help us to post it!

Thanks--Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 18:11, 1 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

Request for help



Seasons Greetings, I was looking for following help and user Billinghurst suggested me that taking your view on following may be helpful hence this request.

I am requesting your view and guidance at at :mediawiki:Thread:Project:Support_desk/Whether_edit_filters_do_count_preview_actions.

What I am trying to find out In brief:
Edit action hits which are only flagged or tagged by a filter (but without warn or disallow) are usually (technically) are supposed to get saved. But prima facia we are coming across instances where in few such edits are not getting saved.
Why I am trying to find out :
If the 'edit filter extension' counts, 'user edit actions preceding of pressing save buttons (actions like preview action), then there remains a chance of Edit filters based on number of user edit actions or filters with rate limit may malfunction ocasionally.(nl wikipedia and mr wikipedia have reported some bugs as some edit filters may not be functioning as expected in this respect)
At en wikipedia:
I have listed few such likely instance at Wikipedia:Edit_filter/False_positives/Reports#Study_of_hits_and_false_positives. I need your support in administrative preview of listed instances to confirm that if any blacklisting or any other action might have stopped those edit actions from getting saved. If not then those can be usefull for further technical/bug study

If I can get your support then I can dig further to list more such instances at en wikipedia, and bring doubtfull hits to technical discussion and report at respective bugs wherever necessary. Secondly, I would likely to know, If you are aware of any discussion has already taken place at en wikipedia about above mentioned aspects.

Thanks and Regards Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 06:11, 11 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

Lots of things could happen to prevent the edit from being saved. I don't know the internal details of AbuseFilter much so I can't really say a definitive reason. Usually when I see hits like this, it's a spambot trying to edit but gets prevented by the spam blacklist. That's just one example of why it could fail but if you can't find a reason why it could be prevented, then it might indeed be a bug. --Glaisher (talk) 11:48, 11 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your valuable feedback, as of now, most wiki spam blacklists are likely to be roman script centric so to get clear cut example for the bug may be I will need to search more such examples from non-roman script wikipedias. This job needs to be done just using eyeballs, no view for private filters so job remains to be cumbersome but to have fullproof filters we shall need to conduct study. I will see if I can get any support from global sysops for this search. Thanks again.

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 04:12, 12 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

Request for help with title blacklist


Hi, could you possibly take a look at my request at Talk:Title blacklist#"Favonian" usernames? If I'm right, we're due for yet another one of these accounts to be created today. -- The Anome (talk) 11:14, 15 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Request for page deletion


Would you please delete the current page Editor engagement? What was there is an essay that I have moved to a subpage of Editor retention. I would like to move the more general portal page that's currently at Editor retention to Editor engagement. Thanks. --Pine 03:17, 24 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

It looks like MZMcBride already reverted your moves. I think you should discuss with him or use WM:PPM. --Glaisher (talk) 12:45, 24 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Right. I left a note at User talk:Pine as well. I'm happy to discuss wherever. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:05, 29 July 2015 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for providing the links but for some unknown reason Phabricator now refuses to let me log in. I thought may be I've entered a wrong password but it then says my email address is not registered. Am I going crazy? Green Giant (talk) 21:03, 5 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

Looks like you were able to log in today. --Glaisher (talk) 15:37, 6 August 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hi Glaisher, I don't know if you can help us with this, but I try. This gadget doesn't work since yesterday (resourceloader migration), do you have an idea why? This gadget is the same but in de.wp Regards.--Syum90 (talk) 19:13, 8 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

We have the same problem with this other gadget. We have tried some things. Thanks in advance.--Syum90 (talk) 21:15, 8 August 2015 (UTC)Reply
Sorry, I don't know why it's broken. I suggested jem to contact Krinkle. --Glaisher (talk) 12:43, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Reply
I contacted Krinkle yesterday ;-) Well, thank you very much for your help and for your quick response Glaisher :-) Syum90 (talk) 12:51, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

MW wiki abuse filters


Hi, could you take a look at mw:Special:AbuseFilter/41 and mw:Special:AbuseFilter/42? Also pinging Shanmugamp7 and Hoo man. --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 20:55, 30 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

@Pmlineditor: Hi. I was aware that there were many FPs from the filter but the filter's conditions had to be broad due to the amount of spam we were receiving. I also did try to narrow it down and update the filter based on the changing patterns and others helped in unblocking valid users. Since I have been quite busy, I haven't been able to help out much but it looks like the attack has died down now. @Shanmugamp7: Could you confirm that? If it is it a manageable level now and if the FP rate is still high, I would recommend setting it to logging-only mode. Best regards, --Glaisher (talk) 11:05, 2 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Can't log into my user accounts


By Lesabendio. Thanks a lot, Glaisher, for raising the task priority of my problem ((here). I gather it is a rare one as only two other users seem to have it. This is also to ask you to leave a message on my English or my German user talk page when it is fixed. If the fixing takes weeks or if it - God forbid - should turn out to be unfixable I would open a new account "Lesabendio2" or so. Season's greetings -- Lesabendio aka 18:13, 14 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi. The root issue will probably be very difficult to find here and will take some time but we could probably manually fix the accounts easily. I'll try to poke someone who can do that. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 05:01, 15 December 2015 (UTC)Reply
I checked today: Lo and behold - there I am again! Thanks so much for fixing. Happy Christmas to you and the other phabricators who worked that miracle -- Lesabendio (talk) 11:38, 23 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

i am problems add photo.


i am problems add photo.

I can see a photo on your userpage. --Glaisher (talk) 05:19, 26 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

CUCount tool


Hi! If a cu has performed for example at 22:40, 30 November 2015 your tool will count it for December. Is that something to do with time zones? Also, it would be nice if it could show the results in alphabetical order. --Stryn (talk) 19:31, 3 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Stryn: Hi. Sorry about the delay in replying (I'm currently on vacation and was just popping into check on things). There was indeed an issue with time calculation due to timezone differences. Thanks for informing me about this. I have now fixed it to use UTC. While at it, I've also added a total count to make it easier to count the total for each month. Hopefully, I'll work on making it sortable after I get back. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 17:08, 9 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Stryn: Hi again. I've now implemented a sortable table for outputting the statistics. Can you check whether it works properly now? --Glaisher (talk) 09:56, 16 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thank you so much, works perfectly now! --Stryn (talk) 13:33, 16 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?


Hello, thanks for adding multiple new translations in your language here at Meta-Wiki in recent years. Please join the discussion with your opinion: Should FuzzyBot automatically remove all potentially outdated translations?. Nemo (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2016 (UTC)Reply



Blacklist Meta admins. ZOKIDIN blacklisted, account and autoconfirmed users. 11:56, 4 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Vg. --Vogone (talk) 00:59, 14 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Translate debugging


Thanks for your work on phabricator:T53731. Here you're not just fixing an important bug, you also taught me something on how to be a better contributor and a better person. I wasted quite an amount of time across the years on that bug, which I could instead have employed all at once to look for the solution in the correct place. Thank you again, Nemo 07:01, 26 March 2016 (UTC)Reply



Do you speak that language? Are you able to make a translation of the section of my userpage? Thanks. -XQV- (talk) 13:16, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Meta has 145,887 articles, 26,997,454 edits and 3,734 users active in the recent month.

Auto-refresh/Automatic actualisation

Inactive (user)

May the Force be with you!

Hi. Yes, I do speak Dhivehi language. I left out the last part "May the Force be with you!" as I'm not sure how to exactly translate it but I can add an approximate translation if you want that. --Glaisher (talk) 15:52, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Meta ގައި މިވަގުތު ވަނީ 145,887 މަޒުމޫނާއި، އަދި މިހާތަނަށް ގެނެވިފައިވަނީ 26,997,454 އުނިއިތުރުތަކާއި އަދި މި މަހުގައި ހަރަކާތްތެރިވެފައިވާ މެމްބަރުންގެ ޢަދަދަކީ. 3,734އެވެ.

ފަހުގެ ބަދަލުތައް ދައްކަވާ

މި މެމްބަރު މިހާރު ހަރަކާތްތެރި ނޫން

I'd be glad if you translate "may the Force be with you". -XQV- (talk) 19:51, 27 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
ކާމިޔާބީއަށް އެދެން. --Glaisher (talk) 15:36, 28 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Could you also translate Hello! word? -XQV- (talk) 19:03, 15 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Done. Glaisher (talk) 07:44, 16 April 2016 (UTC)Reply
And the last thing for now: can you translate my userbox (leave the Star Wars title not translated if there's no official translation; and if you can, create dv:Star Wars article)? -XQV- (talk) 11:02, 16 April 2016 (UTC)Reply
Added for the userbox. I don't have the motivation/time to translate the Wikipedia article and also have other priorities. Sorry. Glaisher (talk) 15:40, 16 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Attawapiskat First Nation


Re: Wikipedia Outreach: Please see this topic on Jimbo's talk page. I am contacting our chapters in Canada, Argentina and Finland for us all to work together to reach out to the vulnerable youth at Attawapiskat First Nation to promote Wikipedia editing and other wiki projects. I am very good on the phone so that is where I can be of most use. Right now I have a vision, subject to change should you having different ideas, of 1 or more of us using email and/or telephone and or Skype to communicated directly with individuals, groups, and local teachers promoting and illustrating how much fun and education they can have through Wiki editing. Please communicate back to me via my talk page as time is of the essence I think. Nocturnalnow (talk) 15:32, 18 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Request for Input - New Central Notice request process



Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

I have been working on a very rough strawman version of the process and I would be interested in hearing you comments about what such a process should involve and what you think it would require. Please feel free to leave such comments at the process talk page section. I would like to have a working page in place by the end of May. This would not need to be a final version. The process can be improved upon over time as we learn about how well it works.

Given your role as a Meta Administrator who is active in the area of Central Notice, I encourage you to:


Jseddon (WMF) (talk) Advancement Associate (Community Engagement) -- 03:01, 28 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Issue on EnWiki


Dear Glaisher, I see you are online, hope you can help me out with an issue with my account on During my last edit there, I made an error, and submitted a javascript to my user subpage w:en:User:Dan Koehl/common.js, which makes me looping around once I enter Enwiki, can you just please revert my last edit, or go back in the history and save the version before I inserted that javascript, thanks,

I think this was the evil script, which makes it impossible for me to enter EnWiki:

Latest revision as of 06:36, 2 June 2016 javascript:window.location='//'+wgContentLanguage+'+&image='+wgTitle+'&commonsense=1&remove_categories=1&tusc_user=YOUR_USERNAME&tusc_password=YOUR_PASSWORD&reallydirectupload=1'

Thanks, Dan Koehl (talk) 09:42, 2 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Dan Koehl: I'm not a sysop at English Wikipedia so I can't revert that edit. However you can try disabling JavaScript on your browser temporarily and then revert that edit. Let me know if you need help with that (Google is also usually quite helpful). Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 09:45, 2 June 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for your advice, I totally forgot that simple solution inactivating javascript. Issue solved Dan Koehl (talk) 09:51, 2 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for helping on this over at phabricator. Your responses, and what I saw in the merged item, showed me enough that I was able to create the workarounds on ladwiki (by copying the messages into /lad and /en subpages). I'm still going to be interested in the outcome of the task, of course, but for practical purposes I have my fix. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:13, 9 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

translatewiki:Translation UX feedback


Hi, this page has a lot of response from translators who was never acted upon. You have a good intuition of what can get merged by the developers, maybe you can manage to select some actionable items there and submit phabricator reports or patches? Nemo 12:33, 18 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi Nemo_bis. As you may have noticed, I have mostly been focusing on page translation bugs the past few weeks mainly because Special:Translate/tux code is quite fragile. I have filed phab:T136854 about this with the hope that we will be able to get it done in the not-so long term future. It will definitely be a huge undertaking and would require lot of time, so no promises from me but if that is resolved, I hope that it would be easier to get bugs fixed easily. The fact that we have 80+ tasks open in tux (many of them which are rather severe) for such a highly used interface has also been bothering me for a while and is quite sad. However, I don't expect to be able to work on Translate bugs in the coming weeks as I have exams soon and after that I will be on an extended vacation. Perhaps after I get back, I will have some time to take a look at these things. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 17:03, 18 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Survey on Inspire Campaign for addressing harassment


Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on addressing harassment from June 2016. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating.

Please feel free to let me know on my talk page if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 03:24, 10 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Hi Glaisher. Sorry to bother you again. I wonder if you could please take a look at MediaWiki:Common.js. In the lines 406 et seq. there was a script so that global block form marked by default the "anon. only" option (the blocking steward can later uncheck it if it wants). However it is not working anymore. I wonder if you could please take a look at it when you have time and fix it? Also, I've noticed no issues with the global suppress script that you created. Please let me know if we can add it to the Gadgets so I can announce my fellow stewards to start using it instead of the old one. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:43, 13 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

@MarcoAurelio: I have rewritten the code which does that and it should work now. As a side question, do you know why it's not done directly on the server-side? Regarding the suppress script, if there are no issues with it, I'm fine with enabling it by default for all stewards. Regards, --Glaisher (talk) 12:11, 13 September 2016 (UTC)Reply
Hi. Many thanks for the rewrite and no, I don't know why it's not done directly server-side as it happens with the normal local blocks. Maybe I should fill a task for that. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 08:48, 14 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Announcing a new mailing list for Meta-Wiki administrators



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2016 Community Wishlist Survey



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The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

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JS check


Hi. Could you please have a look at the JS code and if it is alright? We'd like the banner to be displayed only to eligible voters. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio 17:47, 29 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship



I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2017 for details. Kind regards, MF-W 16:27, 1 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

A note


Hello Abuse Filter helper, we had recently have a new group Abuse filter maintainer which allows the same level of access with additional rights to edit the filters yourself among other things. If you are interested after reading the documentation, do apply at SRGP. Thanks.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:53, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply

Still alive?


Are you still alive? PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:23, 2 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

@PiRSquared17: Yes! Glaisher (talk) 17:59, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021


Greetings SWMT member,

I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 10 July, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply