Hello, and welcome to meta, a multilingual wiki for meta-content and discussions about the Wikimedia projects. Wiki welcome

You can get started in a few ways:

You can also leave me a message if you have any questions! -- sj | help translate |+ 15:47, 14 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hello Holder. Thank you for your translation; there are only a few words left before it is ready for the elections. Two headers, "Voters" and "Translators", and the last section "Provide proof of identity" are still in English. Thanks. :) —Pathoschild 23:39:29, 25 January 2009 (UTC)



Thank you for the category sorting. :) Cirt (talk) 12:31, 17 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

language committee


Hoi, when you want to get the attention of the language committee, you have to have a full 100% of the most used messages. Otherwise the language is not noticed. I do regularly go over this list and without a full 100% other criteria are not relevant. You can always ping us when a language gets to this magic state :) thanks, GerardM 07:26, 8 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday! Vatsan34 09:01, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks! --Holder 09:04, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

als & nds Wikinews


Hi, I don't think it's possible to write that such edition of Wikinews has been launched when those wikis do not exist. Many projects have "started" on Incubator and it is also not being written anywhere. Until they are approved wikis and created.

Kind regards

Danny B. 11:30, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi Danny B.,
the Alemannic and the Low Saxon Wikinews do exit as separate projects within Alemannic Wikipedia and Low Saxon Wikipedia. They are no new projects on Incubator. Three Alemannic projects (wiktionary, wikibooks, wikiquote) had been created as own wikis and had been merged with Alemannic Wikipedia in 2008 because the communirty was too small and the activity was low. The three and also Alemannic Wikisource and Wikinews have been created as separate namespaces within Alemannic Wikipedia. The notices in Wikimedia News could show the possibility of such merged projects for small communities. I understand your objection but there is also mentioned: Try mixing things up with other milestones, such as active users or new articles per day. ;-) Kind regards, --Holder 11:45, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

I understand that you want to promote them, however, better wording (using "has started on als Wikipedia" instead of "has been launched") would be better though.

Danny B. 12:21, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Done. Thanks! --Holder 14:17, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

RE: Bot flag at alswiki


Thank you very much. Best regards, --Lucien leGrey (m · es) 09:06, 21 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Deutsches Übersetzerteam


Hallo Holder!
Weil ich momentan versuche, das leider ziemlich ausgestorbene Translation teams/de zu reaktivieren, suche ich jetzt nach neuen Mitgliedern. Da du auf deiner Benutzerseite angegeben hast, dass du vom Englischen ins Deutsche übersetzt und umgekehrt, möchte ich dich jetzt hiermit einfach mal fragen, ob du Interesse hast, dem Team beizutreten und gemeinsam mit uns an den Übersetzungen zu arbeiten.
Viele Grüße, --Thirafydion 09:50, 13 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Translation Update


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 20:18, 7 December 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hi Holder,

Are there any questions I can answer to persuade you to change to a support vote for my Steward candidacy? My cross-wiki experience does not always appear in MediaWiki logs; however my experience on staff at WMF involved a lot of cross-wiki monitoring, even if that monitoring did not necessarily require editing. Furthermore, I worked with translations on CentralNotice in meta, which does not log publicly to contributions. In these, and other ways, I've developed a sufficient amount of experience in cross-wiki activities that I will be comfortable as a Steward. With regards to monolingualism, the other chief opposition reason, some opposes have reconsidered and switched to yes after seeing that I am capable of understanding Romance languages and with the assistance of machine translation, I am able to effectively communicate in them as well. If there is anything else I can do that would help convince you to support, please let me know. Regards, SWATJester Son of the Defender 04:39, 17 February 2011 (UTC)Reply



Hi Holder, I'd like to explain you in detail how the filter works, can you send me an email so I'll be able to reply? Have a nice day! --Vituzzu 11:52, 13 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Translation Request


Hi, we need a German translation for the Second Annual Editor Survey 2011: Research:Wikipedia Editors Survey November 2011/Translation We would really appreciate your help. Thank you! Akhanna 19:42, 14 November 2011 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising translation feedback


Hey Holder, I have a bit of a request to ask from you. We pulled down our banners nearly a fortnight ago for what was a highly successful international fundraiser and brought the curtain down on last years fundraiser. This week however we will be changing payment processors and during the testing of the new system it would be useful to use the time productively on on testing banner text.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to help us improve our geman text 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.

We are going to run the test on tuesday so if you dont see this message till 24 hours after it was sent you can ignore me :) Many Thanks though.

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 20:15, 28 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Each wiki is an independent community


I am a little concerned that you have blocked someone definitely of long standing, and presumably of good standing, without having a conversation on their talk page. At alswiki the banned user was solely operating within their user space trying to get an article in place, and they have been banned with no right of appeal, without seemingly having a warning or conversation there. Now this user may nor may not have had a warning on another wiki, that I do not know, however, there is a lack of justice and procedural fairness in simply banning a person without conversation. There is no natural justice, and it would seem to reflect poorly on yourself and your community when you act as poorly as you accuse the other person. I understand the automatic reaction to stamp on things that are pesky and annoying, however, your role is to lead your community, not to lower your standards to that of pesky and annoying.

So please look to a procedural fairness to deal with people blocked on those three wikis. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 04:19, 15 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hi Billinghurst.
Thank you for your comment.
Russavia was warned on pflwiki and on barwiki, however, not on alswiki. Ok, perhaps it was over-hasty to block Russavia without further warnings but I was indeed very annoyed with his cross-wiki spamming of Polandball articles in English (neither in Bavarian, nor in Alemannic, nor in Palatinate German) and his spamming of photos on his user page. I knew his block log on enwiki but not his work on commons. My block comment was really problematic but I have hidden it, apologized for the wording and explained my real reasons for the block. And I’ve unblocked Russavia’s talk page on all three Wikipedias so he has the chance to discuss the topic on all three projects.
Kind regards. --Holder (talk) 07:58, 15 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the considerate approach, I will leave it all up to your respective communities, and I will climb back into my hole and put the rock back in place. :-) — billinghurst sDrewth 16:11, 15 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. --Holder (talk) 10:12, 16 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Gràcies/Thank you

Viquimarató 35 hores a la Fundació Miró (abril 2013)
35-hour edit-a-thon at Miró Foundation (April 2013)

Hola, gràcies a la teva firma donant suport a la nostra associació. El passat dia 5 de juny Amical Wikimedia (Associació Amical Viquipèdia) va ser reconeguda pel Consell d'Administració de la Fundació Wikimedia com a Organització Temàtica. Pots veure el comunicat de l'associació en català aquí o el comunicat de la WMF en anglès aquí. Per a la nostra associació és una fita molt important, portàvem 5 anys demanant ésser un organisme oficial. Nosaltres continuarem la nostra tasca de promoció al carrer i a les institucions de la Viquipèdia i els seus projectes germans arreu dels territoris de parla catalana.

Hello, thanks for your signature giving support to our association. Last 5th of June Amical Wikimedia (Associació Amical Viquipèdia) was recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as a Thematic Organization. You can read the news bulletin of our association in Catalan here or the WMF's bulletin in English here. For our association, this is a very important achievement: we have been pursuing the official recognition for the last 5 years. We are going to continue the task of promoting Wikipedia and its sister projects all around the Catalan-speaking regions.

Moltes gràcies, Thank you --Davidpar (talk) 15:29, 14 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect letter update


Hi Holder,

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 change.org, 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

Superprotect status


Dear Holder, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:21, 12 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Mailing list for global renamers


Dear global renamer,

We have created a mailing list for us to allow easy communication. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Additionally, you might be interested to know of the existance of the #wikimedia-renameconnect IRC channel where you are welcome to join. Should you have any questions, feel free to use my talk page.

Cordially, Savhñ 15:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Jahresplanung 2016 von Wikimedia Deutschland


Hallo Holder,

vielen Dank für deine Beiträge auf der Seite zur partizipativen Jahresplanung 2016 von Wikimedia Deutschland.

Der Jahreskompass 2016 ist jetzt veröffentlicht. Nun beginnt eine weitere Phase für Input zu konkreten Maßnahmen. Die Seite findest du hier: Ideen für Maßnahmen. Beitragen kann man bis zum 30.7.

Ich bin übrigens Arne und kümmere mich ab sofort von Seiten der Geschäftsstelle um die Mitgliederbetreuung. Viele Grüße! --Arne Scheffler (WMDE) (talk) 12:03, 13 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Merchandise giveaway


Hi Holder,

You have been nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work! Please email us at merchandise wikimedia org and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.

Thanks! --SHust (WMF) (talk) 00:49, 5 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi SHust (WMF). I've sent the mail. Thanks and best regards. --Holder (talk) 05:37, 5 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global sysop


Congrats, you now have global sysop rights. Please re-read the policy page, subscribe to the mailing list, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! Taketa (talk) 16:16, 29 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global sysop deletion of soft redirect at ladwiki


Holder, first of all let me congratulate you on your recent election as global sysop.

In that capacity, you recently deleted lad:Ensiklopedia Livre de la Universidad de Seviya, which is a soft redirect to es:Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español. I just restored that soft redirect.

  • The one incoming link this soft redirect has is lad:Vikipedya:Embasada. Much of the infrastructure of ladwiki was imported from eswiki, and this had been sitting as a redlink for years. I chose to create a soft redirect, because I try very hard to minimize the occurrence of redlinks on project-space pages. The soft redirect does link to the appropriate page.
  • If you strongly prefer this soft redirect to be called lad:Ansiklopedya Livre Universal en Espanyol, I could do that (and pipe the incoming link). I'm not sure it matters all that much.
  • I want the soft direct to stay in Wikidata. This allows the various-language iw links to exist on the soft-direct page, so that if someone whose English or Turkish is better than his/her Spanish wants to find the link, s/he can.

Finally, please remember that to some extent the global sysop role is supposed to back up local sysops. I'm very happy to have you watching the wiki and helping us to maintain it. But unless what you are doing is reverting clear vandalism, consider contacting me first. (We don't have an AN page, and I'm the most active sysop right now. We're all listed at lad:Vikipedya:Administradores.) StevenJ81 (talk) 18:39, 14 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi StevenJ81. Thank you very much for your explantions. No problem, next time I'll ask you first. Best regards and thanks for supporting ladwiki! --Holder (talk) 18:52, 14 December 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! StevenJ81 (talk) 18:56, 14 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

2016 Community Wishlist Survey



You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

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

Your deletion of the Polandball article on the Javanese Wikipedia


It's been brought to my attention that on 23 November, you used your global sysop status to delete a Javenese Wikipedia article on Polandball. The article has since (on 4 December) been undeleted by a locally-elected Javanase Wikipedia adminstrator @Meursault2004 who created it in June 2012. You used the reason "'globally banned user" to delete the article despite the fact that only two edits have been made to it since March 2013. I think it's clear that you are still holding a vendetta against @russavia, so much so that you blindly deleted an article that he only edited once, over four years ago. An explanation if you please (CC-ing your fellow global sysops @Matiia , @Syum90 and @Vogone so that they're aware of this abuse of privilege). odder (talk) 20:45, 10 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

Dear all. For Russavia please have a look here. And for odder's vendetta against me see this --Holder (talk) 14:39, 11 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
You are the one with a vendetta here, unless you can logically explain to me why the hell you deleted a page no one has substantially edited for ages. You need to provide an explanation or else I'm bringing this abuse for review on a public forum. odder (talk) 00:00, 12 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
Hi odder. Still fighting for your (global banned) friend Russavia? Has he informed you about this? --Holder (talk) 06:42, 12 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
So why again did you delete this page (1) that was created by a locally-elected administrator, (2) that no one has significantly edited in two years and (3) in a language that you do not speak? Stop deflecting the questions and provide a goddamn explanation; it's time for you to step up and take responsibility for this nasty abuse of power that you certainly hoped no one would notice! odder (talk) 11:33, 12 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
It seems truly bizzare to interpret this deletion as anything but you continuing a long-dead war with regards to Russavia, when he edited the article there once, nearly three years before he was globally banned, and the article has nothing but bot or AWB edits since (again) nearly three years before Russavia was banned. Why, exactly, did you suddenly decide to delete it, and where, exactly, was this discussed beforehand? Revent (talk) 15:29, 12 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
If you think you can bury your head in the sand and ignore this, you're wrong. Still waiting for a logical explanation. odder (talk) 09:02, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
Still waiting for an explanation why you fight for a user who has been globally banned by Wikimedia Foundation. --Holder (talk) 14:04, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
For all others: I've deleted this article Russavia was asking for translation in every single language version of Wikipedia before being globally banned by Wikimedia Foundation and after two weeks the article has been restored again by a local admin after Russavia asked for this as IP. That an article is deleted and restored again by another admin is everday's business in all Wikipedias. So why care? No work has been destroyed.
@Odder: I don't know why you are once again starting a capaign agains me. Just to support this globally banned user? --Holder (talk) 14:20, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
"So why care?" is a terrible approach in this case. Global sysops are simply not supposed to do controversial deletions, especially in cases like this where local administrators do exist. From an objective point of view, one could indeed say this has been an abuse of tools. --Vogone (talk) 17:55, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
The correct course of action would have been to explain your standpoint in a local deletion request and await a local administrator's decision. --Vogone (talk) 18:03, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
Perhaps you're right. But on the other side nobody cares on jvwiki. No local admin, no other local user. Meursault2004 just restored the article. The only users who care about this are Russavia and some of his friends. But ok, I accept your critique and I apologize for the deletion of the article without discussion. So back to work. --Holder (talk) 18:20, 14 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
You deleted a article that was a 'translation' of one Russavia had written, years before his ban, by another editor. You chose to do so, without discussion, years later, stating his global ban as an excuse. This same article, in in it's various translations, has survived deletion requests on many wikis. A global ban is, quite obviously, not intended to sanction the deletion of an editor's pre-ban contributions. This became the topic of a massive discussion on Commons, when someone started trying to remove his pre-ban contributions, and the WMF made it pretty clear that they did not sanction that.
Frankly, Russavia himself has little to do with this. That you are apparently still trying to 'win' a dispute from years ago, using your global userright, casts serious doubts on my mind about if you should hold the right. Revent (talk) 06:15, 19 December 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hi Holder,

Just to notify you of my note here. Thank you. Wikicology (talk) 10:46, 28 December 2016 (UTC)Reply



Create this page. --Вадзім Медзяноўскі (talk) 10:29, 19 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi Вадзім Медзяноўскі. As I'm no sysop on meta I can't create this page. Pleas ask an admin. Best regards. --Holder (talk) 18:35, 19 September 2017 (UTC)Reply
You deleted pages on belorussian Wikibooks. --Вадзім Медзяноўскі (talk) 10:18, 19 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Pages nominated for deletion in cbk-zam Wikia


Please see cbk-zam:Categoría:Maga Pagina Nominado Para Bora, there are pages in this Wikia written in Spanish. Also see the contributions of users TDKR Chicago 101, Gay Yong Hernandez, Nova Local, and Produção Independente. These users have all written pages in Spanish and I've tagged a few of them, but there are more. Can you delete them? 18:21, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi. I've deleted all these micro stub articles of these users. --Holder (talk) 20:25, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
I found and tagged a few more. See also: contributions of the users and 20:27, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Also found 2600:8800:3982:3EC0:194E:E87A:2510:F53C,, and 20:52, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Done. --Holder (talk) 05:13, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
I tagged more pages. 2602:301:7719:A3A0:F90B:9E07:37BC:F2F6 17:55, 19 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
Done. --Holder (talk) 18:12, 19 February 2018 (UTC)Reply
I found three categories and another page left. 2602:301:7719:A3A0:F90B:9E07:37BC:F2F6 18:23, 19 February 2018 (UTC)Reply



Congratulations. You may now go on with your activity. -Filipinayzd (talk) 12:54, 20 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi Holder, I left a note to you and to Filipinayzdon on the bcl.wikipedia. Regards DARIO SEVERI (talk) 09:38, 25 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hi Filipinayzd. I know that you may not believe me but I didn't ask any steward to remove your admin rights on bclwiki. I just asked for moderation of the discussion on bclwiki on the mailing list of global sysops. I think the steward has read this and then had a look on your admin rights. --Holder (talk) 14:06, 1 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

Quick Question


I see you speak the Palatine (pfl) with good proficiency. I was wondering if you can translate "Village in China", "Commune in Morocco", and "village in Indonesia". It is for updating Wikidata. Thanks in advance. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 01:58, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi Artix Kreiger
Village in China > Doaf in China
Commune in Morocco > Gmäänd in Marokko
Village in Indonesia > Doaf in Indonesie
Best regards. --Holder (talk) 06:00, 7 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Wikitongues User Group: Status Update


Hi Holder,

I am sharing this news with immense pleasure that Wikitongues User Group has been recognized by the Affiliations Committee as of 11 May 2018. Thanks a lot for registering yourself as a member of the User Group. We will shortly reach out to you with more steps on how you can participate in the User Group's activities. Meanwhile, we welcome all new ideas that you might have for the Group.

On behalf of the Wikitongues User Group-

Satdeep Gill (talk) 12:59, 18 May 2018 (UTC)Reply




Can you block all IP 159.146.xx.xx. on ku.wikipedia, see. [1]. Thanks--Ghybu (talk) 04:27, 4 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Thanks :)--Ghybu (talk) 04:41, 4 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Vandalism on Polish Wikinews



Since there have been no active administrators on Polish Wikinews since a few days, may I ask you to delete an article which has no useful and relevant content and seems to be a vandalism? The article has following URL: [2]. I have already asked other global admins, but I haven't got any answer so far. This issue is urgent due to a Polish vulgarism in article's title.

Best regards

Szczecinolog (talk) 08:15, 9 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Done. --Holder (talk) 04:03, 10 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Deleting pages on gd:Wictionary


Hi. Thank you for clearing the Request for speedy deletion list last night on gd:wictionary. However, there is a problem. Somehow it also deleted two of my personal pages on one of which I had created status tables and critical research results. These pages were not marked for deletion. Is there any way to recover them? Here are the excerpts from the deletion log on gd.wiction

  • 00:46, 10 October 2019 Holder talk contribs deleted page Cleachdaiche:Kibi78704/sandbox/Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach (b' e: "Templaid:Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach {{:Templaid:Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach|es}} {{:Templaid:Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach|fr}} {{:Templaid:Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach|en}} <!-- {{:Cleachdaiche:Kibi78704/sandbox/Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach|en|gd}} {{:Cleachdaiche:Kibi78704/sandbox/Ceanglaichean-lìn a-mach|en|gd|fr|es}} {| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" |+ |-..." an t-susbaint agus "Kibi78704" (talk) an aon deasaiche) (thank)

  • 00:45, 10 October 2019 Holder talk contribs deleted page Cleachdaiche:Kibi78704/earr-ràdhan/Ranna Cainte (b' e: "__TOC__ ==Teamplaidean Gràmair== Info about the templates in Roinn-seòrsa:Teamplaidean gràmair {| class="wikitable sortable" ! Ceangal-Uici<br>Teamplaid !! Seann Ainm !! Ainm Gàidhlig !! Ainm Beurla !! Paramadair(ean) !! Parameter(s) !! Eisimpleir !! Buil |- | style="background: blue; color: white;"| :Teamplaid:=C=|<span style="color:white;"><u>Teamplaid:..." an t-susbaint agus "Kibi78704" (talk) an aon deasaiche) (thank)

Thanks in advance.
Kibi78704 (talk) 04:51, 11 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hi Kibi78704. I'm sorry for deleting these pages. Somehow they seemed to be listed in "Candidates for speedy deletion". I've restored them now. Best regards --Holder (talk) 05:11, 11 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Blessings! I suspect that they were picked up because some of the deleted pages pointed to them, and only them. One page was a prototype of a deleted template, and the other page contained a table of translated template names; the English versions were what was deleted. I will fix that.
Kibi78704 (talk) 15:35, 11 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Un grazie e un libro sulla conoscenza libera per te

Wikimedia Italia

Gentile Holder,

oggi ti scrivo a nome dell'associazione Wikimedia Italia per ringraziarti del tempo che hai dedicato ai progetti Wikimedia.

Come piccolo omaggio avremmo piacere di spedirti una copia (tutta in carta riciclata) del libro di Carlo Piana, Open source, software libero e altre libertà. Fornisci un recapito per ricevere una copia del libro.

Pochi giorni fa il mondo ha festeggiato la giornata dell'amore per il software libero, ma ogni giorno è buono per ricordare le garanzie delle licenze libere e le centinaia di migliaia di persone che si sono unite per costruire questo bene comune della conoscenza. Speriamo che questo libro ti sia utile per apprezzare quanto hai fatto e per trasmettere la passione della conoscenza libera a una persona a te vicina.

Se desideri una copia ma non puoi fornirci un indirizzo a cui spedirla, contatta la segreteria Wikimedia Italia e troviamo una soluzione insieme.

Grazie ancora e a presto,

Lorenzo Losa (msg) 15:15, 18 February 2020 (UTC)Reply



Hallo, Holder, kannst du bitte mir einen Gefallen tun und meine Benutzer-Seite in RU Wikivoyage (Projekt mit weniger als 10 admins) löschen. Danke im Voraus, --A.Savin (talk) 13:23, 8 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Ist gemacht. Viele Grüße --Holder (talk) 13:53, 8 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Naming contest support


Hallo. Thank you for participating with your edit at one entry. However, we are using a different system for this vote. Please could you rank all of the 6 proposals, either using the blue-button (gadget) at /Names page or manually at /Votes page? Danke! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 6 November 2020 (UTC)Reply



dankeschön. lrc lori (talk) 16:21, 12 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Movement Strategy: Follow-Up Event on Regional & Thematic Hubs


Hello! You have expressed interest in joining our follow-up event funding for regional and thematic hubs. It will take place twice on Saturday, January 30, between 4:00 to 6:00 UTC and between 18:00 to 20:00 UTC. Here's the Zoom link. The call has a password, that I'm sending to you separately via wiki-mail. If you would like to have proper calendar invite for your digital calendar, please email us strategy2030 wikimedia.org. See you on Saturday, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMF) (talk to me) 19:05, 27 January 2021 (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

#WPWPCampaign2021: Learning and evaluation


Hello Holder,

Many thanks for participating in the WPWP campaign.

We are glad about the level of participation, this year and we are excited to inform you that over 900 volunteers around the world added photos to more than 250,000 articles in 298 languages Wikipedia. This year, we surpassed the 2020 edition's milestone by over 170%.

We are in the process of evaluating the WPWP campaign this year and we need your help. We'd love to get your feedback. Your feedback will allow us to better meet your expectations for the campaign in the next editions.

Please complete a brief survey so that we may learn about your participation in the campaign, strengths, challenges and your expectations. This information will enable us to improve the next editions of the Campaign.

Follow this link to the Survey:

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Thank you in advance for taking this survey.  

Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat contribs | talk ]
Communication Manager, WPWP Campaign
-- Message sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:05, 18 September 2021 (UTC)Reply



hallo holder. ich war einer der ersten mit einem angebot für die wikicon21. jetzt scheint es offenbar kompliziert zu sein. was mache ich falsch? bekomme ich einen slot? das wäre toll. danke. Sms2sms (talk) 09:58, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

We're still taking IP Info feature feedback


Hello @Holder, there's still time to test the IP Info feature and share your feedback. Looking forward to hearing from you. –– STei (WMF) (talk) 18:17, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Join Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2022


Hello Holder,

Thank you for participating in the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos campaign last year.

We are glad to inform you that this year's edition started on 1 July, 2022. You are invited to participate in the campaign again to help improve the quality of Wikipedia articles with photos and contextual images. For more information about the campaign and how to participate, please visit the campaign page here.

If you have any questions or query please feel free to contact the organizing team, leave a message at the campaign's talkpage or send an email to wpwpcampaign gmail.com.

Kind regards, --Ammarpad (talk) 21:27, 5 July 2022 (UTC) (On behalf of the Organizing Team, WPWP Campaign 2022).Reply

Reminder to vote now to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear Wikimedian,

You are receiving this message because you previously voted in the 2021 Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) election.

This is a reminder that if you have not voted yet on the ratification of the final Wikimedia Movement Charter draft, please do so by July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC.

You can read the final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter in your language. Following that, check on whether you are eligible to vote. If you are eligible, cast your vote on SecurePoll.

On behalf of the Charter Electoral Commission,

RamzyM (WMF) 15:24, 5 July 2024 (UTC)Reply