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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello, Johanna Strodt (WMDE). 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 if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

Welcome! Romaine (talk) 04:25, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Translation requestEdit

Hello, I see you speak a good amount of Plattdüütsch.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) 20:22, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

For all the WMDE Technical Wishes pages, the detailled explanations on Feedback talk pages, and for all the work behind the scenes that must be involved in this process.  

ToBeFree (talk) 15:22, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Translation adminEdit

Hello Johanna. I have closed your request for translation adminship as successful and now you have the permissions on your account. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:53, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Thanks a lot! -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 10:16, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Tech NewsEdit

Thank you for checking in on the Tech News item. I was planning to ping you to sanity check my changes before marking it for translation, but you beat me to it. (: /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:26, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

@Johan (WMF): That's good to know. Thanks! I wish you a good weekend. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 08:00, 22 January 2021 (UTC)


Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, auf Französisch zu schreiben (hier [[1]]. Eine sehr schöne ungewöhnliche Überraschung. Viele Grüße, --Msbbb (talk) 22:21, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Danke, Msbbb! Ich gebe den Dank gerne weiter an User:Lea Lacroix (WMDE), die einen großen Teil übersetzt hat. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 12:41, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Expectable improvement on template support in the VEEdit

Hello @Johanna Strodt (WMDE). I just saw your message on the French Wikisource. I quickly asked the community what they think with a summary, I'll report you their feedback later.

I come now with an other side question in mind. In the French Wiktionary, we sometime use template to share simple list of words, between articles. But this stays more the exception than the rule. One key motivation before this spare use of template for sharing list is that it makes contribution harder for now contributors. The French Wiktionnary is already heavily loaded with many template all around, and there is no point to add more complexity to simply add a word to a list. Indeed, the current state of the VE doesn't allow to edit content of templates trancluded in an article directly from the article page. Users can only edit parametres through the modal box, not the content. So my question is, are they some works already planned to allow just that?

Cheers, Psychoslave (talk) 20:47, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

@Psychoslave: Thanks a lot for asking in French Wikisource! About your other question: We know it's not easy to use the modal at the moment, which is why we will improve it soon. We hope the changes from that improvement project will help with your situation as well. If your problem is about something else entirely, it would help me a lot to see an example of a page and a template where the problem occurs. -- Thanks, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 14:37, 22 April 2021 (UTC)
Well, here is an example : triumvirat. As you can see, the section Vocabulaire apparenté par le sens is mostly a table with a list of terms of similar meaning along the number of people designed. And the template here simply allow to share the same list between all these terms. Note that, for this kind of use case, this wouldn't require a recursive "edit content of template" feature. Cheers, Psychoslave (talk) 04:44, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
@Psychoslave: Thanks for the explanation, that was very helpful. As you can see in the source of the template, this is a very simple type of template, without any parameters – it is merely a table that can be transcluded onto other pages. If the wish is to have the content of the table editable on each page where it appears, Modèle:régimes/fr should be set up to have parameters. I hope this helped answering your question. — Wishing you a good weekend, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 19:32, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Hey @Johanna Strodt (WMDE), thanks for your reactivity. Yes, this is a very simple dumb content holder to share information between articles, including, monarchie, duumvirat, triumvirat, …, centumvirat. Could you expose in more details how parameters might help here? Providing the list of value in one of the concerned article won't help, wouldn't it? That is, the topic is not to share the table structure, but to share the table data. That can be done, as it is in this example, with trivial templates without parameters, but at the cost of an increasing complexity in the contribution flow, that is requiring to go on an other page to edit its content.
But maybe I mistundertsood your suggestion, please let me know   Psychoslave (talk) 11:58, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
@Psychoslave: I'm sorry for my late reply. I just wanted to quickly let you know that I probably won't be able to look into this topic this week. Hopefully next week, though! -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 13:21, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Great, nothing hurry on this point I think.   Psychoslave (talk) 20:18, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
@Psychoslave: I'm taking over here for my colleague, to answer you. I understand what you wish for and do also see this as something that would be great to have – not only for Wiktionary but for many wikis. We shortly considered working on this but had to back off since it would be a big, complex project that would be far too big for our small team to handle. I can remember that some people at the Wikimedia Foundation are thinking about this, but so far, the complexity has been too big for them as well. The good news is that there currently are a few projects running that aim to modernize the technical base of Mediawiki (our software) and will make work on bigger projects like this easier. So there is some hope that this becomes feasible to implement in a few years. Sorry that this answer isn't what you (or anyone of us) had wished for! -- Cheers, Michael Schönitzer (WMDE) (talk) 11:13, 9 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks to bring such a thorough answer. 😍
I completely understand this is not at all a priority, especially when it would involve tremendous workload and that in sometime from now sanitized architecture improvements should largely reduce the required amount of work.
Cheers Psychoslave (talk) 11:33, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Templates @ elwikiEdit

Hello, the community of Greek Wikipedia (el) is interested to have early access to improvements in working with templates. Regards. --Geraki TL 07:05, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@Geraki: Thanks a lot, Geraki! That is great news. Welcome on board! I'll reach out to you once the first deployment is scheduled. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 07:22, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Template improvement in Malay WikipediaEdit

Hi! Malay Wikipedia (mswiki) is interested in trying the new improvements for templates. We hope that we get the early access too for us to improve our editor's experience. Thank you. --Tofeiku (talk) 08:46, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@Tofeiku: Excellent. Yes, welcome on board. I'll reach out to you once the first deployment is scheduled. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:05, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Template improvement in Twi WikipediaEdit

Hello! The Twi Wikipedia community(tw) is interested in trying the new improvements for templates. We hope that we get the early access too for us to improve our editor's experience. Regards,Celestinesucess (talk) 08:54, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@Celestinesucess: That's great. Welcome on board. I'll let you know once the first deployment is scheduled. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:05, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Reference Preview on w:mrEdit

Hello Johanna,

I'm responding to your message on w:mr about enabling reference previews early.

I would welcome this and be able to provide/channel feedback in case something goes awry or if other editors face issues. Let me know if there are any steps to be taken from w:mr admins or users.

Thanks, 16:01, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

admin, crat w:mr

@अभय नातू: Thanks a lot! That is great. I suggest that you translate the interface to Marathi (link to translatewiki). Also, you can consider adding cite classes to your citation templates to make use of the pop-up headers, see this description. -- Thanks a lot! Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 12:03, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Working with templates: French Wikipedia volunteersEdit

Hello Johanna

I asked French Wikipedia if they'd like to test VE improvements, and I got an agreement.

I will be your contact for this project. Let me know about the next steps!

Best, Trizek from FR 06:19, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

@Trizek: That's great, thanks! I'll come back to you when the first deployment is coming closer. -- Have a good day, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 12:22, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Template improvement: Hungarian Wikipedia volunteersEdit

Dear Johanna, based on the community feedback, I would like to ask you to include huwiki in the project as well. Please contact me about the next steps. Thank you for your work, Samat (talk) 11:15, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, Samat! I will contact you before the first improvement is released. Its deployment is currently planned for mid-May. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 12:28, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Dear Johanna, I hope you are doing well. Do you have an actual time plan for the deployment (other than available on Meta-Wiki)? Am I correct that you plan to deploy the improvements sometime in July (on the volunteered wikis)? I am interested in any information about the project :) Samat (talk) 12:47, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
I've just seen Timur's message in the Hungarian Wikipedia. Samat (talk) 17:41, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
Good morning, Samat. Good! Yes, the plan is to deploy the feature today around noon. I'm looking forward to your feedback about the feature! -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 07:52, 12 July 2021 (UTC)

Reference Previews at etwikiEdit

The Estonian Wikipedia voted yes to become an early user of the Reference Preview feature. Thank you for considering us. --Vihelik (talk) 09:37, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

@Vihelik: That's great news! Thanks a lot and welcome on board. I'll post another message in your wiki a few days before the deployment. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 12:21, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Re: Make working with templates easier: Does English Wikivoyage want to have early access to several improvements?Edit

Johanna, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. There seems to be no objection on Wikivoyage to getting these improvements early, if that's still possible. LtPowers (talk) 15:31, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

{{ping|LtPowers} Excellent! We'll count you in then, and we'll let you know about two weeks in advance before the first deployment. Have a good week! -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 07:10, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

The groups with early access to certain improvements.Edit

Hi Johanna, hope your doing well. I just wanted to ask how can I get the Nauruan Wiktionary to be in the groups of wiki's with early access to several improvements. It's a wiki with only me as an editor and a sysop (currently), and doing testing won't affect anyone but myself. User:WhatamIdoing told me on wikivoyage to either contact you or Timur, so hence this request. Thanks! SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000) 10:37, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Hello SHB2000! Thanks a lot for your interest. I saw your ping and was about to reply. Our plan is to deploy all outstanding improvements in our focus area "Templates" to the same set of wikis. So if you'd like to get the changes announced for end of June, you would also get all the others. If that's fine by you, we'd gladly add your wiki to our list. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 07:12, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Hi Johanna, thanks for the reply. Yes, I'd gladly join, and you can add na.wiktionary to the list. Take care, SHB2000 (talk | contibs | en.wikivoyage | w:User:SHB2000) 07:13, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
Excellent! Welcome on board! -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 07:14, 11 June 2021 (UTC)