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Hi. Escuse me for the disturb; can you change the name of the interwiki at th from Emilià to Emiliàn e Rumagnòl? Thank you very much. Ottaviano (eml:User:Ottaviano_II) 20:34, 20 December 2006 (UTC)


Please compare the above to en:User:Mindspillage/sandbox. Which is the more correct re: Angela's resignation date and the original board formation date? Cheers, NoSeptember 22:31, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Angela only announced her resignation in July, but functioned as a board member until the date Erik took over. See e.g. wikimedia:Resolution:election officials2, from September 2nd, which she signed. Jon Harald Søby 22:36, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Mindspillage's version is more accurate re. the formation date; changing that now. Jon Harald Søby 22:40, 21 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello Jon, can I made a portuguse translation for your page? And why you don't use language select? Greetings, Slade 02:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi! Sure you can, if you want to.   The reason I don't use language select there is that if I did, the text would be very short compared to the image to its left.   Jon Harald Søby 10:07, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Done! And sorry for the late, I don't know that you answer messages here :) --Slade 21:55, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
Great, thank you very much!   Jon Harald Søby 13:00, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar! In my next archiving, I'll send it to my user page ;) --Slade 23:36, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

NO site noticeEdit

Hi, the notice on NO is not the normal fund raiser notice and is also not updated. Talk:Fundraising sitenotice 2006 Q4 --Walter Do you have news? Report it to Wikizine 11:00, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm sorry, my internet connexion has been down the last few days, and will probably be for another two–three days (I'm on another computer now); if you post something about it on no:MediaWiki-diskusjon:Sitenotice, someone will fix it. Jon Harald Søby 17:01, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Mass vandalism in sibwikiEdit

Excuse me, but in 31 December - 1 January 700 articles in sibwiki were vandalised. Because it was said to me that stewards can help in such a case [1], I ask for your help. --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 18:14, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

"Var djärv", men hur djärv då?Edit

Ser att du är borta, men det här är inte så bråttom så jag kan väl vänta tills du kommer hem.

Hej hallå! Jag undrar lite kring hur mycket man törs peta på sidorna här på Meta. Jag har exempelvis noterat att sidan om Wikimedia Foundation inte är uppdaterad vad gäller styrelsen - törs man bara helt enkelt uppdatera den? Jag har även lite synpunkter på innehåll och utformning av sidan foundation:Board of Trustees, men det innehållet kan väl inte rimligen diskuteras på foundationwiki eftersom de flesta inte kan redigera där. Ska man ta upp saken på Talk:Translation requests/WMF/Board of Trustees? men den sidan känns mera ämnad diskussioner kring själva översättningen. // habj 17:58, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Du tenker på at Board of Trusteesfoundation:Board of Trustees? Har lagt merke til det jeg også, men vet ikke helt hva man skal gjøre med det. Får spørre Aphaia om det neste gang jeg ser henne på IRC. Jon Harald Søby 13:46, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Nej, jag tänker på avsnittet om styrelsen på sidan Wikimedia Foundation. Där står inte exv. Oscar med. Jag har skrivit på diskussionssidan för några dagar sedan, men ingen har reagerat. // habj 14:45, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Jag ser också att du står som samordnare för översättningar till skandinaviska språk. Jag undrar hur mycket det inneburit i realiteten? Om samordning av svenska översättningar ska gå genom dig tycker åtminstone jag att det blir ganska opraktiskt. // habj 00:04, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Det trenger ikke å gå gjennom meg; slik jeg har oppfatta det går denne oppgaven ut på å oppdatere ting på Foundation-siden fra Meta-versjonene. Og da er det bedre at en nordmann gjør det enn at en som ikke kan språket i det hele tatt gjør det (mener nemlig å huske at jeg skrev meg på da jeg var den eneste skandinav der; skriv deg gjerne på som svensk koordinator om du vil). Jon Harald Søby 13:46, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Redigeringsrättigheter på foundationwiki kan man få utan att vara koordinator (jag har det sedan insamlingen började). Formuleringarna för vad en koordinator är tyckte jag är ganska krävande. Man är ansvarig för att vissa översättningar blir gjorda, etc. Så länge det inte finns en stadig stab av översättare till svenska, innebär det ju att man blir tvingad att göra saker själv... och det vet jag inte om jag har lust att lova. Jag får väl prata med Aphaia eller Sabine om vad det där egentligen betyder. // habj 14:45, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Requests for deletions on Akan WikipediaEdit

Hi Jon,

as I did some months ago, I would like to ask you for two deletions on a poorly maintained wiki. Please visit ak:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion to see the obvious candidates. There is a sysop on that wiki, (ak:User:Paa.kwesi) but he seems to be missing in action (no activity since Nov. 28.)--Johannes Rohr 22:21, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

  Done Jon Harald Søby 23:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! --Johannes Rohr 11:50, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

P.S.: Is there any reason, why the Multilingual speedy deletions page is listed prominently on the main page of meta, but at the same time requests made there go completely unheard?

To me it just seems like a list of places in which one can request deletion, and not the place to actually request it. It could need some change of function, perhaps. I'll start to pay more attention to it, at least. Jon Harald Søby 23:05, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Well, as it seems, the original function was to request individual deletions. This is just so easily overlooked, given that most Wikis now have their own deletion procedures.
However, so many of the smaller Wikis are simply taken care of by no one. I absolutely feel that this needs some action to be taken.--Johannes Rohr 11:49, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

If you have some spare time, you might also have a look at kr:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. --Johannes Rohr 15:20, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Plus you might want to block infinitely the vandal accounts kr:User:Mike on wheels, kr:User:Bob on wheels. --Johannes Rohr 15:51, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

  Done Thanks for doing the hard part.   Jon Harald Søby 16:05, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
Thank you! How do you delete so quickly? Using a script, or direct database access? --Johannes Rohr 17:22, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
Nothing like that – just plain Firefox tabbed browsing and <bragging>fast fingers</bragging>. Jon Harald Søby 17:25, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
Really? I'm amazed. (Myself I am admin on de:, therefore I know what we call "die Knöppe". BTW: Could you fix the link to the closure debate on kr:Main Page? The link should be :meta:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Kanuri Wikipedia, not Meta:Closure of Kanuri Wikipedia. Thanks. --Johannes Rohr 17:34, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
Also   Done. Jon Harald Søby 17:37, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi, another one, hopefully the last one for kr:: There is kr:Image:Strong Bad.png. Image without source, most likely copyvio. --Johannes Rohr 18:22, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
  Done Jon Harald Søby 13:59, 17 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi Jon,

it is probably a one-time account, however, could you block User:Mbonga for vote-rigging? See [2]

Thanks, --Johannes Rohr 07:35, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

  Done Jon Harald Søby 13:58, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

More speedy deletionsEdit

Hi Jon, if you still have time, I just went through the Venda Wikipedia and sorted out the spam there. Lots of Turkish spam this time. See ve:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion.--Johannes Rohr 15:13, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Next one: The Herero Wikipedia has also been vandalised. See hz:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion--Johannes Rohr 15:33, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Both   Done. Jon Harald Søby 15:54, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, next, I have examined ts:. It is in the same pitiful condition as all the other small, inactive Wikis. So, if you still have motivation, go to ts:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion, and, there are two leftovers in ve:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion. Plus, in fact, I would also delete all those 100% content-free "Jesus Christ" and "Bible" articles that were spammed across all the small wikis. --Johannes Rohr 19:33, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Requests for new languagesEdit

Hi, may I trouble you for a status of the Belarusian (normative) request sitting here ? The resolvement of this issue seems to be just that little bit overdue. Is there any progress? Anything planned on this? Could the process be speeded up a bit? Yury Tarasievich 11:52, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, Jon, did I address the wrong person? I understand you are in one of the best positions to answer sucvh questions, aren't you both the languages subcommittee's member and meta admin? Sorry for inconvenience. Yury Tarasievich 20:40, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi, and sorry for not replying. The issue is currently being discussed by the langcom; we'll tell you when a result has been reached.   Jon Harald Søby 15:57, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Yury Tarasievich 19:00, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Hi again, Jon, would it be much trouble to tell me, by my meta e-mail if you prefer, what's the actual state of the discussions, e.g., what are the issues disputed/causing trouble right now, what additional info the langcom would possibly need etc.? Just it's somewhat depressing to the editors here, just going on without getting at least the actual info of the sort. Would you, please? Yury Tarasievich 18:25, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
nudge, nudge :) Yury Tarasievich 20:57, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Translation requests/WMF/OurProjects2006/noEdit

Gidder du ta en kikk, tror det ble litt tull. Røed 14:15, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Jeg har oversatt den alt, se wikimedia:Template:OurProjects-nb. Men si gjerne i fra om det er noe som virker gærent. Jon Harald Søby 14:34, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Ndonga (Oshiwambo) also needs cleanupEdit

Hi Jon,

another one. If you have time, have a look at ng:Category:Candidates for speedy deletion.

It's the same crap allover the place. I have already requested (and received) temp admin status for kr:, ts:, ve: and hz:, so that I wouldn't have to bother you all the time. But this is no more than a short-term solution.

I saw, that you are on the language subcommittee. I wonder if you have discussed how to address the issue of all those orphaned and abused small wikis, that were opened without any native speaker involvement under the old policy. After scrutinizing a number of them and finding the same spam and crap everywhere, I'm beginning to find it somewhat irresponsible to leave so much of our precious resources as a playground to spammers and vandals... --Johannes Rohr 21:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

  Done, sorry for the delay. Jon Harald Søby 16:12, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi Jon,

you might want to serve this user a warning shot... --Johannes Rohr 07:18, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your nice Norway MapsEdit

Dear Jon, I would like to thank you for your nice Norway Maps. Your maps are very helpful on Norway project, which I am using on Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia. Please visit the Category of Municipalities of Norway. Do you know where I can download Coordinates point list of Municipalities of Norway? If you have any other good idea please pass me on my bpy talk page, and I show you have an User account at: bpy:আতাকুরা:Jon Harald Søby. Thanks again.--Usingha 17:30, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Hi! I'm glad you like the maps!   About coordinates, it seems to me that the English Wikipedia has coordinates for all municipalities of Norway (I checked a few randomly, and they all had coordinates), so that you can get them from there. If there's anything else I can help with in your project, don't hesitate to contact me – I think it's really cool that you have a Norway project in this Wikipedia!   Jon Harald Søby 17:49, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Jon. I will check.--Usingha 02:07, 30 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi Jon,

two things:

could you please take a look at this request? I can nog find the appropriate votings, maybe searching on the wrong places. I hope your swedish is better as mine :)

And could you please create user:jhs and redirect it to here? :P Effeietsanders 07:44, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

(1) done. (2) I already have Jon Harald Soby a redirect, isn't that enough?   Jon Harald Søby 14:04, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
1) thanks, 2) nope, it isn't :) (too long name :P ) and yeah, i should do eia too maybe... Effeietsanders 19:01, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
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