Translator, We need you! edit

Dear Jack who built the house,

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) 00:47, 9 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My appologies edit

Hi. I'm sorry. I reverted my edit. I did not recognize you used an example from the some different wiki in place of that the template is belong to. Hope you'll forgive me. IKhitron (talk) 18:29, 19 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NP :-) Also, you're right, the code I added isn't working in English Wikipedia just yet, I was going to update it in the nearest time. Jack who built the house (talk) 18:46, 19 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. IKhitron (talk) 21:17, 19 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tech ambassadors, "take two" edit

Hello tech ambassador! This month has seen a good influx of new faces in this crew \o/ , so it is time to reactivate our conversations. Now that we have a pretty good coverage of so many different projects, here are some topics for your consideration.

  1. Are there further thoughts on the role itself? I hope the questions available on Meta can help spark them. Please weigh in at Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Tech ambassadors, take 2.
  2. How about we try and organise future collective work in a Phabricator workboard? Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#A Phab workboard for us? has all the details to explore this proposal.
  3. Finally, you are also welcome to comment at https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T177923, should you happen to have suggestions for the Community Liaisons team, currently wondering how to measure "Wiki projects requesting beta features and other early deployments".

We hope to be able to host a live discussion in early 2018; until then, we're looking forward to hearing from you on Meta! All the best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk), on behalf of the Community Liaisons

Request for help from Subbu (Parsing Team) edit

Hi there, ambassador! Subbu and his team would like to encourage a few big wikis to make a planned technical change slightly ahead of time, like the German and the Italian Wikipedia plus 170 other wikis already did last month. He'd appreciate if his message could be translated, before he posts it on the local village pump. (Once he does so, it would of course also be nice if you could keep an eye on the thread, should a conversation happen locally that requires his intervention and/or make sure that the message reaches the right people, but it's not a big deal if you can't!) He'll likely post there on Monday 15, and he'll just use the English version if a translation isn't available. Thanks in advance for your attention and help, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 10:23, 10 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Getting started on Phabricator edit

 

Greetings, ambassador!

As recently discussed within this group, we are ready to experiment with setting up a project and its related workboard on Phabricator, the platform used in the Wikimedia movement for project management, software bug reporting and feature requests. It will help us coordinate and cooperate better on projects that should require ambassadors' involvement.

For the time being, I'm just asking that you please add your Phabricator nickname next to your name in the ambassadors' table (you can create an account now if you don't have one already). I will send you further information soon! Thanks for your patience as we get to the operational stage of this effort :) Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:50, 16 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commond deletion bot requirements edit

I'm contacting you because you supported the Commons Deletion Bot proposal in the 2017 Community Wishlist. The Wishlist team has finalized the draft specifications for how the bot will work, and are seeking review in confirming or discussing the plans for the bot. If you have some time, please take a look and leave a comment. Thanks, happy editing to you. - Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:06, 12 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Tech Ambassadors Phabricator board edit

Hello!

You have listed yourself as an active Tech Ambassador, thank you for that!

We have recently set up a board on Phabricator so that you can learn about tasks and updates that are potentially interesting for your community, and take action when necessary. During the pilot phase we are currently in, to avoid confusion, only Wikimedia Foundation's Community Liaisons will mark tasks so that they end up in the various columns. Thanks for your understanding!

Please follow this Phabricator board (learn how to). You'll receive "notifications" for updates in all tasks listed there. In case you choose to receive them as email; we currently expect the volume to be fairly low, but in any case you can learn how to manage it.

If you have any feedback about this board, please leave your questions and comments on the Ambassadors talk page.

All the best, Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:03, 24 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons deletion notification bot edit

Greetings,

You are receiving this message because you supported the Commons deletion notification bot in the 2017 Community Wishlist Survey.

Commons deletion notification bot is ready to be deployed to any Wikimedia wiki that wishes to use it. If your community is interested in the bot, you can leave a request on the project page on meta-wiki. The bot messages are available for translation on translatewiki.net, as part of preparing the bot for release.

Thank you for your participation in the Wishlist. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:29, 16 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Community Wishlist Survey edit

Hi,

You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Who Wrote That" project update edit

Hello. I'm reaching out to you as you participated in the 2017 Community Wishlist proposal for "Who Wrote That" project (previously known as "Blame Tool"). The Community Tech team is kicking things off on the project and we have an early-stage mockup available for you to look at. I invite you to follow that project page, where I will be posting periodic status updates for the project. You are also welcome to provide your thoughts on the talk page. Thank you. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 22:57, 21 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Запрос обратной связи: автоматические рекомендации разделов для статьи edit

(Hello. Reaching out to you as you're among the "tech ambassadors" for this language. We'd really appreciate your help this week, and also you spreading the word to other experienced editors willing to lend a hand!)

Исследовательская команда Викимедиа разрабатывает новый алгоритм, который автоматически рекомендует редакторам добавлять разделы в статьи. Этот алгоритм использует алгортм машинного обучения, позволяющий предложить разделы, которые могут иметь отношение к статье, потому что другие статьи по аналогичным темам содержат эти разделы. Рекомендации разделов в настоящее время доступны для английской, испанской, японской, русской, арабской и французской Википедий. Нам нужна помощь в улучшении этого инструмента, поэтому мы ищем опытных редакторов вроде Вас, которые могли бы взглянуть на эти рекомендации и сообщить нам свои отзывы! Если рекомендации окажутся полезны, мы используем их в инструментах для редакторов, которые хотят расширить статьи-заготовки.

Мы разработали тестовое приложение, которое позволяет просматривать рекомендации разделов. Мы просим Вас попробовать использовать этот инструмент в некоторых статьях на вашем языке, и затем прислать на страницу обсуждения проекте отзывы о качестве рекомендаций. Быстрая обратная связь доступна и через сам инструмент.

Если Вы не против помочь нам, то можете прочитать инструкции и приступить!

С благодарностью,

Джонатан Морган и Диего Саес-Трумпер, Департамент исследований Фонда Викимедиа --08:24, 25 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Community Wishlist Survey 2019 - Section Name in Diff edit

Hello!

The Community Tech team (WMF) has officially started the project for Section Name in Diff, the #9 wish from the 2019 Community Wishlist Survey!

You previously voted for this wish, so we are now contacting you. We invite you to visit the project page, where you can read a project analysis and share your feedback.

We hope to see you on the project talk page, and thank you in advance!

-- IFried (WMF), 14:13, 9 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:25, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

Reference tooltips on la:wiki edit

Hi Jack. UV (see la:Disputatio Usoris:UV#Something different) points out to me that you worked on reference tooltips, which is currently available (but not enabled by default) on la:wiki. I think we should enable it by default, but first there's an improvement that you might be able to make for us if you're willing. To make internal links possible without using ref templates, we put an internal link like this in the text or more often in a footnote '[[#Jones (2012)]] p. 22', which takes the reader to a span id <span id="Jones (2012)"></span> at the beginning of a line of bibliography or external links. The question is, could the relevant line in bibliography or external links section be highlighted when the cursor hovers over the internal link? -- in the same way that a footnote is highlighted when the cursor hovers over a footnote number. (The hash is intentionally left visible to suggest to the reader that it's a hotlink.)

What do you think? If making this work properly would require some adjustment to our formatting as I've described it, potentially we could manage the adjustment with a bot. Andrew Dalby (talk) 10:04, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Currently hash links require a CITEREF prefix for references to be displayed in a tooltip. A structure like this:
[[#CITEREFJones (2012)|Jones (2012)]]
...
<span id="CITEREFJones_(2012)">Reference</span>
will work. The CITEREF prefix is specified on this line. You could try to remove that prefix altogether from the code of the gadget, but I'm not sure that would work fine, without side effects, etc. Instead, it might be necessary to add this prefix to the links and ids of <span>...</span> tags. Jack who built the house (talk) 15:58, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much for your quick and helpful response! My feeling is that we can easily adapt to this method, without trying to eliminate CITEREF from the code, but we'll discuss that question now. Andrew Dalby (talk) 21:12, 15 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We are now adapting our references with the help of a bot. Your help is very much appreciated. The current version of reference tooltips is a beautiful piece of work. Andrew Dalby (talk) 09:25, 19 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]