Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello Harel, and 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 (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

Hallo, Harel, und Willkommen bei Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! Diese Seite ist für die Koordination und Diskussion aller Wikimedia Projekte. Vielleicht findest du es nützlich, unsere Regelseite zu lesen. Wenn du daran interessiert bist, etwas zu übersetzen, besuche Meta:Babylon. Du kannst auch eine Notiz auf Meta:Babel hinterlassen (bitte lies die Anleitung am Anfang der Seite, bevor du schreibst). Wenn du willst, kannst du mir auf meiner Diskussionseite eine Frage stellen. Fröhliches bearbeiten.

Bonjour Harel, et bienvenue sur le Meta-Wiki de Wikimédia ! Ce site a pour but de coordonner et discuter de l’ensemble des projets Wikimédia. Il vous sera utile de consulter notre page sur les règles de Wikimédia. Si vous êtes intéressé par des projets de traduction, visitez Meta:Babylon. Vous pouvez aussi laisser un message sur Meta:Babel (mais veuillez d’abord lire les instructions en haut de cette page avant d’y poster votre message). Si vous le voulez, vous pouvez me poser vos questions sur ma page de discussion. À bientôt !

Olá Harel! Seja bem-vindo ao Meta! Este site/sítio é dedicado à discussão e à coordenação de todos os demais projetos da Fundação Wikimedia. Talvez lhe seja útil ler a página contendo a nossa política (em inglês) antes de começar a editar. Se tiver dúvidas, sinta-se à vontade para me fazer perguntas em minha página de discussão, ou deixe uma mensagem para toda a comunidade na Babel, a versão do Meta da Esplanada. Boa sorte!

Hola Harel! Bienvenido a la Meta-Wiki de la Fundación Wikimedia! Este sitio es para coordinar y discutir todos los proyectos de la Fundación Wikimedia. Tal vez le sea útil leer nuestra página de políticas (en inglés). Si le interesan las traducciones, visite Meta:Babylon. También puede dejar un mensaje en Meta:Babel (pero antes de hacerlo, por favor lea las instrucciones situadas en lo alto de la página). No dude en preguntar si tiene cualquiera duda, o pregunte en mi página de discusión. Buena suerte!

Ciao Harel! Benvenuto sulla Meta-Wiki della Wikimedia Foundation! Questo sito serve a coordinare e discutere di tutti i progetti della Wikimedia Foundation. Potrebbe esserti utile leggere le nostre policy (in inglese). Se sei interessato a fare traduzioni, visita Meta:Babylon. Puoi anche lasciare un messaggio su Meta:Babel (ma per favore, leggi le istruzioni che si trovano all'inizio della pagina prima di scrivere). Se vuoi, puoi lasciarmi un messagio nella mia pagina di discussione. Buona fortuna!

Ciao Harel, şi bine aţi venit la Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! Acest website este pentru coordonarea şi discuţiile tuturor proiectelor Wikimedia. Este folositor să citiţi pagina despre politica noastră.. Dacă sunteţi interesaţi de traducere, vizita-ţi Meta:Babylon. De asemenea puteţi lasa o notă pe Meta:Babel (vă rugăm citiţi instrucţiunile de la începutul paginii înainte de a posta acolo). Dacă ai întrebări, nu ezita să mă întrebi pe pagina mea de discuţii talk page. Editare cu succes!

Hej Harel, och välkommen till Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! Den här sidan är till för att diskutera och samordna alla Wikimedias projekt. Vill du veta mer om sidan, kan vår policy-sida komma väl till pass. Är du intresserad av att hjälpa till med översättningar, besök Meta:Babylon. Du kan också lämna ett meddelande på Meta:Babel (vänligen läs instruktionerna överst på sidan innan du skriver något där). Om du vill, är du välkommen att ställa frågor på min diskussionssida. Lycka till med redigerandet!

Helló Harel, és üdv a Wikimedia Meta-Wikijén! Ez a weboldal az összes Wikimedia projektet érintő ügyek megtárgyalására és koordinálására szolgál. Hasznosnak találhatod elolvasni az irányelveinket (angolul). Ha szeretnél fordításokat végezni, látogasd meg a Meta:Babylon-t, vagy a Meta:Babel oldalon hagyhatsz üzenetet (mielőtt ide írsz kérlek olvasd el a lap tetején található utasításokat). Ha szeretnél, nyugodtan kérdezz tőlem a vitalapomon. Jó szerkesztést és tartalmas szórakozást! Jó szerkesztést és tartalmas szórakozást!

Здравствуйте, Harel, и добро пожаловать на Meta-Wiki Фонда Викимедиа! Этот сайт предназначен для координации и обсуждения вопросов, связанных со всеми проектами фонда. Для начала Вы можете ознакомиться с нашими правилами. Если Вы заинтересованы в работе над переводами, посетите Meta:Babylon. Вы также можете обсудить различные вопросы на странице Meta:Babel (пожалуйста, ознакомьтесь с инструкцией сверху, прежде чем писать). Если возникнут вопросы, не бойтесь задавать их мне на моей странице обсуждения. Удачи!

Hola Harel! Benvingut a la Meta-Wiki de la Fundació Wikimedia! Aquest lloc està fet per a coordinar i discutir tots els projectes de la Fundació Wikimedia. Potser us serà útil llegir la nostra pàgina de polítiques (en anglès). Si us interessen les traduccions, visiteu Meta:Babylon. També podeu deixar un missatge a Meta:Babel (però abans de fer-ho, llegiu les instruccions situades al principi de la pàgina). No dubteu en preguntar si teniu qualsevol dubte. Si cal ho podeu fer en la meva pàgina de discussió. Bona sort!

Harel, 你好!歡迎光臨維基媒體元維基!這個網站是為協調和討論所有維基媒體項目而設。我們的政策頁可能對您有用。如果您有興趣協助翻譯工作, 請參觀Meta:Babylon。你可在 Meta:Babel 留下口訊 (張貼之前請先讀該頁上指示)。若有問題, 請在我的討論頁問我 。祝
編安!

வணக்கம் Harel, விக்கிமீடியா மேல்விக்கி! இற்கு நல்வரவு. இவ்விணையத்தளமானது கூட்டாகச் சேர்ந்து விடயங்களை விவாதிப்பதற்கென உருவாக்கப் பட்டது. விக்கித்திட்டங்கள். நீங்கள் எங்களின் பாலிசிகளையும் பாலிசி பக்கம் படித்தறியலாம். நீங்கள் மொழிபெயர்பில் ஆர்வமுடையவராகின், Meta:Babylon ஐப் பார்வையிடவும். நீங்கள் Meta:Babel இல் குறிப்பொன்றையும் விட்டுச் செல்லலாம். (பக்கத்தின் மேலேயிருக்கும் அறிவுறுத்தல்களை வாசித்தபின்னரே அங்கே செய்திகளை இடவும்). நீங்கள் விரும்பினால் எனது பக்கத்தில் செய்தியொன்றை விடவும் talk page. உங்கள் ஆக்கங்களை வரவேற்கின்றோம்!

Harelさん、ウィキメディア メタ・ウィキへようこそ!このサイトは、ウィキメディアのプロジェクト間の調整や話し合いを目的としています。もしよろしければ、ポリシーページを是非ご一読下さい。もし翻訳に興味をお持ちなら、Meta:Babylonをご覧下さい。Meta:Babelにメッセージを投稿していただくことも可能です(投稿前にページ上部の説明をお読み下さい)。もしよろしければ私のノートページに質問をお寄せ下さい。

Cbrown1023 22:21, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Your comments at my talk pageEdit

Thanks for being the first to bring that to my attention; I read "1200 words". Is literacy a requirement for a Trustee? Anyway, best of luck to you. Sarcasticidealist 18:56, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Sure (though I hesitated, for fear of looking like a tattle-tale). Best of luck to you too, and good luck in trying to squeeze something meaningful into 1200 characters (it ain't easy) Harel 19:00, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Candidacy & English Wikipedia Dumps.Edit

Hi there. Congratulations for having the courage to run for the board. (having run myself on three occasions, I know just how much it takes) Now, would you like to comment on the chronic lack of database dumps from the English Wikipedia? -- Cimon Avaro 18:19, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! The issue of recurring problems with DB dumps of en.wp (and, I think, other big WPs) has come to my attention in the past, especially in talking to Eric Zachte and in using many of the applications on the toolserver. I understand there are objective technical difficulties behind this issue, though I'll admit to not having investigated it further at this point. This problem seems of great enough importance to warrant special discussion by the board, including, if viable and necessary, allocating resources so that this is handled professionally by paid staff (some technical problems might just be 'too much' for any good-willed volunteers to tackle, I guess). I need to better understand the roots of this, though, before I can make more informed decisions. Harel 18:57, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

G'day Candidate!Edit

First I thought I'd offer a thank you for being brave / foolish enough to put your hat in the ring as a candidate for election to the Wikimedia Board of Trustees! - I wonder if you might have any time, interest, and enthusiasm to record a brief 10 / 15 minute audio interview about yourself / the reasons for your candidature / your wiki philosophy etc. etc. ? - I've been promoting a project on the english wikipedia called NotTheWikipediaWeekly - which is a grassroots effort to promote good communications through (semi) regular 'podcasts'.

If you have a couple of moments free, would you mind taking a look at this page and signing up if you're interested! It'd be great to chat with each and every one of you, and I hope you'll be amenable to this idea! Let me know if you've any questions at all, thought perhaps my english wikipedia talk page is the best spot.

The best of luck, and kind regards,

Privatemusings 03:29, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

TranslationEdit

Oops, sorry... I guess I'm glad I did just one and left my desk. Thanks for setting me right and sorry for the havoc. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 18:08, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Plannning the 'real world' conversationEdit

Thanks for both your interest and patience in setting up an audio conversation - I'm afraid I've found myself both 'real world' busy, and it took me a moment to figure out what the best way forward in organising these conversations could be.

I've created a 'sign up' sheet over at User:Privatemusings/ElectionDiscussions - which it would be great if you could peruse, and sign up at a suitable time. The times are in 'UTC' (which I gather is the official 'wiki' time) - but if you have any problems converting, there's a seperate section for you to simply drop the appropriate information in. I already have many of you as Skype contacts - but if you haven't forwarded this information so far, you can submit that at this time also.

I'm aiming to publish this podcast on 6th June - and believe (and hope!) that it might raise the profile of the election a little bit, as well as humanising the people behind the screen names a little. Thanks for your willingness to engage with this - head over here as soon as possible, and let's get chatting! cheers, Privatemusings 05:21, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Image licensingEdit

I have clarified my question on Image licensing. Please check to see if you are now in a position to answer the question. Thanks, Anonymous101 20:24, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

You're very welcomeEdit

I pored over those responses for a long time, and I just kept coming back to you as the candidate who best epitomized the traits I was looking for - carefully substantiated and well thought out answers, an obvious commitment to the Foundation's projects, the political courage to endorse the Board restructuring in an environment in which that's not the popular position, etc. I also liked several of your positions, including on ads, and your modest and sometimes self-deprecating approach top this whole exercise. Anyway, best of luck in the election! Sarcasticidealist 09:23, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

small questionEdit

Dear candidate,

Although I am active in Wikimedia projects under the same username, I just created a wikimedia user account. I was frankly taken aback by the notice when I was about to start my user page. The text is as follows:

Attention visitors! THIS MEANS YOU! READ THIS!

This site is for documentation and discussion on Wikimedia projects.

If you are trying to add a page to your company's internal wiki site, you're in the wrong place. Just hit "back" in your browser until you find yourself back home.

This is not the place for information pertaining to the MediaWiki software. The software has its own wiki at http://www.mediawiki.org. OFF TOPIC PAGES WILL BE DELETED. THIS IS NOT YOUR TEST WIKI.

What is your position on the balance between not biting the newcomers vs stamping out vandalism? How will you forward your position [if and] when you get elected to the board? Kushal one 01:27, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

While this is a project-level matter (the project being in this case the meta wiki) in which I don't think board intervention is needed, I agree with you that this notice sounds way too aggressive compared to what it tries to achieve. The message could say the same things without sounding so obnoxious. Harel 08:47, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your answer, and congratulations! As far as I am concerned, your answer trumps my expectations. Kushal one 13:52, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

board election - question regarding WikiversityEdit

Hello Harel, since there are only a few days left until end of election I personally hope I still can see your response about this question regarding Wikiversity. Thank you very much in advance, ----Erkan Yilmaz (Wikiversity:Chat, talk) 15:01, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Questions, part threeEdit

Hello Harel,

I just want to remind to that there is a Third part of questions for the board election. Probably you didn't see it.--Wing 12:43, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks (to you and to Erkan above). I'm aware that some questions haven't been answered by me yet; I've been terribly busy the last week or two and couldn't find the proper time and peace of mind to work them through. I hope to get to it later today. Harel 10:11, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

מזל טוב!Edit

ובהצלחה (: ליאור 04:30, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

תסלח לי; אבל על מה? -- Avi 07:13, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

wikimania 2010Edit

Hi Haron, I along with some brasilian volunteers will be attending gdansk wikimania. I am from Brasilian chapter and I guess we can exchange interesting thoughts about the theme you have submitted. As it´s known to many we here have been struggling with the matters you will probably been addressing.

Regards, Nevinho 06:41, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Translation UpdateEdit

I want to thank you for your help translating throughout this year's fundraiser. The fundraiser has greatly benefited from all your contributions. Currently, the Kartika, Liliaroja, Abbas and Joan Gomà appeals need to be translated, as we are running appeals from editors. You can find all translation requests at the translation hub on meta and you can follow the progress of the fundraiser in real time by tracking the fundraiser statistics. It is important to check the Core Messages as many languages still need updating. Also if you haven't already, you can subscribe to the translators-l mailing list for all new requests and major changes. Many thanks for your help in truly making this a global fundraiser that you can edit.Klyman 19:31, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Letter of Invitation to WikiManiaEdit

Dear Harel

Hi. I'm one of the members of WikiAfrica that is hoping to present the following (http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/WikiAfrica:_Call_for_last_mile_operators) at WikiMania. To get there, I am applying for funding from a local organisation, but need to have a letter of invitation. Is it possible that you could supply this official letter of invitation? I am happy to write it, if you can make it official? Please let me know if this is possible - and if not, who else could help me with this. Thank you! Isla Haddow

Sure, I can prepare such a letter for you. Have you registered for the conference already? I believe not. In that case, I'll need your personal details. Please write to wikimania-info@wikimedia.org with them (or register for the conference). Let's have any further correspondence through the mail address I mentioned. Harel 10:34, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello/Shalom!Edit

I just wanted to tell you that I think you are a very honest and decent person and that you are one of my favorite candidates. I also wanted to tell you that I really appreciated your talk in Gdansk. Since I am some kind of outcast I will understand if you think I am not being sincere... I just want you to accept my translation of your statement to Catalan (make sure I didn't change the things/meaning too much asking Amir to check it...) if you want it, obviously. I wish you all the best and have a nice weekend. Claudi/Capsot 21:19, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

|languages            = Hebreu, anglés, alemany, francés (lectura)
|wikimedian since     = Setembre de 2004
|active wikis         = Hebrew Wikipedia, Wikimania 2011 
|statement            = En el meu treball diari sóc enginyer en seguretat informàtica i també traduisc llibres.

Vaig arribar a la WP en hebreu el 2004. Fa 6 anys que hi sóc administrador, i buròcrata des d'aquests darrers 4 anys.

Sóc un dels fundadors i el secretari de WM Israel. Faig moltes conferències de divulgació en diversos fòrums. Participe als esforços del GLAM que està naixent a Israel.

Estic molt involucrat amb Wikimania 2011, en el qual faig la gestió de les inscripcions i de les beques, sóc el president del programa i gestione l'OTRS.

Vaig fer presentacions a Wikimania '07 i '10, i també vaig participar a ChapConf11.

Crec en un moviment de base que siga ampli, descentralitzat i variat, amb molt d'espai per a la comunitat, la WMF, els chapters i els altres actors, cadascú en les seves posicions pròpies, però treballant junts per a assolir la nostra missió.

Si se m'elegeix al Board, tinc la intenció de donar suport a certes activitats per a:

  • Contrarestar les tendències que presenta l'estudi de tendències editorials, fent experimentacions mitjançant canvis profunds i considerables en el programari, els permisos i els processos comunitaris.
  • Acceptar que hem arribat a la maduresa i que la nostra supervivència a llarg termini no pot dependre de tornar enrere.
  • Fomentar el creixement de grups afiliats, organitzats en diversos models, no només com a chapters.
  • Arribar a involucrar els sectors i geografies infrarepresentats, tot i que s'han definir objectius realistes per a l'èxit.
  • Mitigar els conflictes entre totes les parts del moviment, sobretot entre les comunitats i els chapters.
  • Desenvolupar fonts d'ingressos per tal de garantir que els nostres projectes romandran sense publicitat.

PD: I preferred to paste it here than changing it there because I was afraid it could create some more turmoil...

Help compile Objective Data about the CandidatesEdit

Posted to all candidates talk page:

To aid in the fair evaluation of all the candidates, especially those not active on EnWiki, verifiable data about the candidates is being compiled. Anyone is invited to help compile the data since it is all publicly available on-wiki.

But since the people best qualified to help are the candidates themselves, it seems reasonable to ask:

  • Which languages do you speak? (voter statement)
  • Which projects do you contribute to?
    • For each, when was your first edit?
    • For each, how many total edits? (exact figures not need)
  • Which projects are you an admin on?
  • Are you a bureaucrat? which projects? when?
  • Are you a CheckUser? Which projects? When did you start??
  • Are you a steward? If so when were you made one?
  • Have you served in a verifiable leadership role on a project? (e.g. Like EnWiki's Founder or Arbcom member)
  • Have you served in a verifiable leadership role on at the Chapter or Foundation level? (Trustee, etc)

Are there any objectively verifiable facts that should be included in this guide but aren't?

(Incidentally, this document won't reflect my own personal values or wikipolitical opinions. Ideally it will come to exist outside of my userspace in some neutral, visible location. -- Alecmconroy)

Thank you for the feedbackEdit

Harel, I just wanted to write you and thank you for the first really constructive dialogue I've had about this election. I really appreciate that you commented on my efforts despite disagreeing with that-- on-wiki we all navigate via echolocution, and if we hear nothing, we're flying blind. I wrote a long answer. But first and foremost-- I did NOT consider national or cultural background in choosing candidates, and the blurb I wrote about Milosh & his background-- that could have been written about ANY candidate. If I had the time to get to know all the 19 candidates, I would have like to have written that kind of blurb for all the candidates. I myself do not use those kinds of blurbs in making decisions, but since I recognize some people do, I provided it. Thank you for the feedback, sincerely. I hope to get more of it, from you and from others.--Alecmconroy 02:03, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Translator, We need you!Edit

Dear Harel,

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)

About Certificate InquiryEdit

My name is Keeyong Eom and I sent you a message regarding a certificate for Wikimania 2011, and you said it would be better for you to send me a PDF document that I could print out. Can you send it to me? My email is daffy12 naver.com thanks!

Thank you for your help with board election translationsEdit

 
For your help with board election translations.

Hi! As member of this year's board election committe I would like to give you this barnstar for your help with the translations of the board election pages into Hebrew. It was very much appreciated! Jon Harald Søby 13:27, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Copyright problem with File:ChapConf 12 program.pdfEdit

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