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Welcome to Meta! edit

Hello Laaknor, 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 or Meta:Metapub (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!

Giggy 12:09, 2 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you ;) Laaknor 12:14, 2 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

confirm IRC-cloak-request Laaknor 12:21, 28 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations! edit

Congratulations on your election as a Steward! - Amgine/meta wikt wnews blog wmf-blog goog news 01:08, 1 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you :) Laaknor 09:47, 1 March 2009 (UTC)Reply


This is Andres again, from the Estonian Wikipedia.

What should be added to the sitenotice text in order the banner to be seen by everybody and hidable for anybody? Andres 15:26, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bot_policy/Implementation#Proposed_implementation edit

Maybe you'll have a look at other pending requests ?

And says that it allows global bots, but it is not in the global wiki list Rubin16 12:56, 5 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

A lot to do now, but I'm hoping to have some time to look at it later tonight, or tomorrow. Laaknor 14:38, 5 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

hi edit

I see that you removed this from the notice board; Thought this might interest you, before this aticle was neutral and list all point of views, someone removed all the sources of the article including large amounts of information and references, and turned it into this essay format of their personal beliefs I don't know what to call this other than racism and a certain group of admins (who always end up on race topics or bring up races) banding together to abuse their power (manly user Paul Barlow,dougweller and Dbachmann) there is so much administrator abuse going on wiki. There need to be some kind of noticeboard to report it76.118.238.21 15:52, 18 June 2009 (UTC) This is not even the half of what they have done. They randomly remove sourced information and references on articles about african and middle eastern people and history. I was looking for a place to report it, I can not put it on the wiki admin notice board because. It is the same group of editors on the Admin notice boards when they see a complaint about themselves or a friend they remove it76.118.238.21 17:10, 18 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

English Wikipedia has local administratorrs, and Stewards can not interfere with en.wikipedias local problems. Contact enwikis administrator noticeboard. If they can't do anything about it, noone can. Laaknor 17:37, 18 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Patrolcount edit


Could you please add all-time option in this tool? If all-time list is to much problem for the server, You could generate all-time list just once. Thanks! --Ante Perkovic 11:22, 24 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

done Laaknor 11:49, 24 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Request for global bot policy and global bot edit

Hello, regarding the bot policy discussion on mswiki, we've agreed to allow global bots. However, there was no consensus on using standard bot policy or automatic approval. ...Aurora... 14:09, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

Okey, then I'll add you only with global bots, and not the bot policy. Thank you. Laaknor 14:12, 29 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

testwiki edit

Hi, please remember that testwiki does have it's own (lightweight) approval process for request for adminship. Users who wish to have tools on testwiki may place a request on their request page or ask a local bureaucrat. Even though it's not a "normal" local project, it is better to allow those users to make such decisions themselves. Thanks.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:58, 16 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Couldn't find the RfA there when I looked, so I gave the user the rights to test. Where is it? Laaknor 05:55, 16 July 2009 (UTC)Reply
[1]  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 15:06, 16 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bot_policy/Implementation#Proposed_implementation edit

Hello! Would you please look through requests if you have some time ? Some of them are awaiting for a really long time - a month or near that. Thank you ! rubin16 07:36, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

I hope to look at it tomorrow or monday. Laaknor 09:00, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
Still awaiting :( rubin16 18:14, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
I know. I'm pretty busy these days, as It's currently a election in Norway, and I'm working hard with a campaign. Don't think I will do much wiki-work before this is over... Laaknor 18:39, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply
Elections... great, hope you'll succeed :) So, could you ask other stewards to look through requests? I don't know a place here to attract stewards' attention... rubin16 19:23, 24 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Northern Sámi wikipedia and continual vandalism edit

Hi, I'm not sure if you can help me with this, but is there any possibility of blocking 79.* for some time or disabling anon user contributions on the Northern Sámi wikipedia? There are very few active users there and almost all my time in the last couple of months has gone to reverting the vandalism by an Italian IP that changes every couple of days. Thanks for any help you can provide! -Yupik 18:40, 5 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Answered about range-blocking here. Laaknor 15:55, 6 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

User Laaknor on hr wiki multiple error edit

Your edit dated 22:40, 6. rujna (September) 2009. on hr wiki is really a vandalism, because that edit is triple mistake:

* en: Requests for the bot flag should be made on this page. This wiki uses the standard bot policy, and allows global bots and automatic approval of certain types of bots. Other bots should apply below.

  1. edit was on wrong page, right page is Wikipedija:Botovi/Zahtjevi za status (you can check where leads interwiki from en wiki: Wikipedia:Bots/Requests for approval)
  2. edit is factually wrong, hr wiki allows global bots, but has no automatic approval
  3. at end of edit is added image Datoteka:Primjer.jpg (when namespace is translated from hr to en gives:  ).

As you are steward, I suppose that you had good intentions, but you was tired or something. Please take more care in future, because steward edits are automatically patrolled, and it is not easy for us to detect steward errors. SpeedyGonsales 14:05, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hmm, okey, I'm sorry. As you might have seen on this edit, there where a lot of wikis I went through yesterday, so I probably just lost something in my notes as I was going though all the wikis that got implemented. Laaknor 14:18, 7 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Note edit

<kibble> <Laaknor> leave me a note on my usertalk on meta, and I'll look at it tomorrow

As I believe Laaknor is rather busy ATM I'm taking a look at it. (you will have to proofread it anyway Laaknor, I'm rather rusty...) Regards, Finn Rindahl 22:19, 12 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
My wikibreak is pretty over now (finally over with the norwegian election tomorrow, nothing more to do). Finn has done a great job with the translation; I've fixed a couple of things, and marked it as ready. Laaknor 09:32, 13 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
I noticed you were ip-editing over at the strategywiki (and that I had to manually login when first entering) - isn't SUL properly activated for that wiki? If so, could something be done about it? Regards, Finn Rindahl 12:45, 13 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Automatic login isn't enabled on all wikis. You'll see that it's the same with the chapters-wikis at *, and some other special wikis. Laaknor 13:24, 13 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Ok, thanks. But if the intention is to get as many as possible to actually participate on the stratgy wiki then maybe automatic login should be enabled (if possible). Regards, Finn Rindahl 14:08, 13 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks guys! :D Cbrown1023 talk 16:36, 13 September 2009 (UTC)Reply edit

User talk:Paginazero#Административный бардак в проекте klasy4na 11:23, 24 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Bureaucrat but not Sysop edit

Hej, Laaknor!

Hoppas det inte stör alltför mycket att jag skriver på svenska.

Jag ställde för en dryg vecka upp i ett Sysop/Bureaucrat-val på sv:wp. Jag motiverade mig som så att jag ville arbeta med byråkrat-verktygen på sv:wp. Jag gjorde en tydlig markering av att jag inte var intresserad av att block- och delete-verktygen, utan enbart hade för avsikt att jobba som byråkrat.

När valet var slut blev jag därför tilldelad enbart byråkrat-verktygen. Det råder lite förvirring om detta var korrekt. Finns det några givna regler? Jag visste inte ens att det var tekniskt möjligt att tilldela enbart bureaucrat på Wikipedia. -- Lavallen 05:35, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Heisann. Teknisk sett skal det være mulig å kun ha byråkrat-tilgang; men det blir i utgangspunktet litt feil, at du skal jobbe med å tildele administrator-rettigheter, uten ikke ha administrator-rettigheter selv. Du får prøve hvordan det fungerer, og se om ikke du vil ha admin-knappene i tillegg etter en liten stund ;) Laaknor 06:46, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Det jag kan uppleva svårt är inte att tilldela Sysop när jag själv inte är det. Det är ju valet i RfA som bedömmer i första hand, inte byråkraten, så det är inga problem.
Det knepiga tror jag blir att bedömma raderade bidrag i samband med namnbyten/SUL. Jag får fundera på saken... -- Lavallen 07:09, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you edit

Thank you for the cleanup with that crazy mess on the Simple English Wikipedia yesterday. I really appreciate it. :) Warmly, – Katerenka (talk • contribs) 18:30, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

You're welcome (and thank the lovly users on SWMT too, they discovered it ;) Laaknor 19:44, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you edit

Thank you for bigdelete on itwiki :-) --Melos 21:44, 8 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

hrwiki edit

You blocked a vandal. Thats OK. But please, on hr:wiki we do have active admins. Also, for your information, community opted-out for global sysops and global rollback [2]. Thnx for understanding--Ex13 10:50, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

I got information that it wasn't active admins right now. Laaknor 10:59, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply
And it was true for that moment. Thats why i have request just few hours and didn´t use rollback tool. --WizardOfOz 11:04, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

There are two active admins right now. And WizardOfOz should know for IRC channel #wikipedia-hr or leave a notice on hr.wikipedia. Thnx--Ex13 11:06, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi, im a sysop from :-). What user Wizard is telling you, is not true. I was on #wikipedia-hr at the time (but writing a article so i wasnt paying attention to the RC), and he could have easly conctaced me (if he wanted to do so).--Saxum 11:15, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

As i sayed to Ex13, if there is a rule i didn´t follow or if i have missuse my flag, there is posibillity to block me. Can´t understand this theatre about fighting against vandalism. --WizardOfOz 11:21, 29 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Tilbake stilte endringa mi edit

Hei! Kvifor tilbakestilte du endringa mi? Eg snakka heilt sant, og i ein rettsal, så må jo den dømte forklare seg, og her har eg folklart at eg er uskuldeg, og eg oppretta Rodelore berre for å skjekke kva som skjedde. Difor kan du'kkje seie slikt no'! Mr. Floyd 17:44, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Eeeeh, jeg har ikke peiling på hva du prater om. Hvor har jeg gjort hva? Laaknor 20:21, 24 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Deletion of an Article in the Saterland Frisian Wikipedia edit

I'm an administrator in the Saterland Frisian Wikipedia, and I am not happy, that users from Meta delete an article in our Wikipedia with the justification "crosswiki spam". We are able to delete spam articles ourselves, if we want, but if a spam article is already advanced and no spam anymore, why should we delete this article and why should we tolerate, that users from Meta, who even do not understand Saterland Frisian - and therefor are not able to differentiate between spam and good articles - interfere in our Wikipedia project? I had already advanced the article, and later it was deleted! But I have undeleted it now. I do not tolerate this. However - it was interesting for me to read your justification. Perhaps I will change my mind, but I don't think so. You can contact me on my user talk in the Saterland Frisian Wikipedia. --RAVEN FROM PITCH MAKER'S CREEK 19:15, 20 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

I understand, this can happen. But it is still a riddle for me, that I removed the "speedy deletion request" while I advanced the article and still the article was obviously still on the list of rubbish articles. I think it would be easier for you and better for us to send a message automatically to the administrators of the wikipedias. I'm not good at technology, but I think this should be possible.
Greetings,--RAVEN FROM PITCH MAKER'S CREEK 22:08, 20 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

Clarification edit

A minor clarification Re: this comment of yours - Jimmy was acting in his capacity as Founder (itself a reason to discuss with him and not overrule), not on behalf of the Board. The Board has expressed no opinion on the recent drama on Wikiversity; Jimmy simply brought the matter to the attention of the Board when he deleted the page and blocked privatemusings. SJ+ 22:28, 6 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

He himself, said he did it on behalf of the board/as a board member, not as Founder (although he used his Founder-rights). Laaknor 06:42, 7 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thank you edit

I thank you for being an invaluable asset as a Steward with your time and dedication to the projects. You have been entered as a special mention for April 2010 in my new Steward Recognition Project for being extremely helpful and dedicated to helping the project. Thank you for all you do. Ottava Rima (talk) 01:49, 4 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

*blushes* ;) Laaknor 07:05, 4 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Bambifan again edit

hr:special:contributions/La historia de un cerdo.
Disney related articles. Kubura 01:45, 8 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Jimbos accesslevel edit

Hi, the heading on Requests_for_comment/Remove_Founder_flag is more confusing now that ever, could you please help add an explanation (on the page or the talk) to what rights he's actually holding now. Asking you since you were the one who just removed his sysadmin bit... Best regards, Finn Rindahl 18:58, 9 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Looks like Avraham has cleared it up... Laaknor 19:12, 9 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yep, thanks anyway ;) Finn Rindahl 19:15, 9 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

about permission request edit

please unblock me, I'm going to discuss about this problem in Korean Wikipedia.--Nudeboy 07:57, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Local admin has been notified. Laaknor 07:59, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much.--Nudeboy 08:04, 14 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

About global bot policy on iswiki edit

Hi, you added iswiki as being allowed by global bots. It isn't, and never was. So I've reverted the edit.

This is the Icelandic Wikipedia's bot policy, and this is how it looked like at the time of your edit. If there's anything in our documentation that suggest that global bots are allowed I'd love to hear about it, so that I can fix it.

Thanks. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 18:34, 20 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

The request was asked for in this section, and per the standardrequest that is used on every wiki "I hope to implement in one week if there is no objection", it was requested after > 1 week without objection. I'm sorry I didn't check the words on the is:Project:Bot policy, but the procedure that is used on every wiki was followed (as much as anyone that doesn't understand the language can do). Laaknor 20:10, 20 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. I've changed the redirect on iswiki. That page was interwiki linked from en:Wikipedia:Bot policy, which at the time it was written was the canonical place to interwiki bot requests. The layout of the English/meta projects has changed since then, and the link to our bot policy was obviously lost in the process.
Anyway, I fixed the page here on meta and those redirects. Hopefully that'll be enough for others to find our bot page in the future. --Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 10:29, 21 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
I've removed iswiki from global bot-wikiset. You should notify and/or block for a short period bots that still editing. Laaknor 13:50, 21 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

SUL Merge edit

Please kindly check Steward_requests/SUL_requests#And_still_a_few_more_.3B.29. Thanks! -- Nazar 09:23, 4 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global JavaScript edit

Hello Laaknor. You now have global JavaScript, as you requested on User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot. You can see sortable logs of each page edited or skipped at User:Pathoschild/Scripts/Synchbot/Archives/Laaknor. —Pathoschild 23:55:38, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Recheck please edit

Hi, about බිඟුවා this request. I have enough votes (75%) for the adminship. pls recheck using checkuser. -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 14:30, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

I did check with checkuser, and enough of the users voting where confirmed sockpuppets and/or meatpuppets, so that you did not get 75% approval. Laaknor 15:18, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
OK. Thank you for the re-consideration. I'll try later. -- බිඟුවා සාකච්ඡාව 04:57, 22 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Ombudsman commission edit

Hi Lars!

Can you extend this critic with some more details? Since you haven't provide any diffs or references, it is hard to discuss if ombudsman commission is working or not... --DR 07:58, 19 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global sysops at li.wikt edit

Haj :) The community at li.wikt no longer wishes global sysops to be enabled at li.wikt, see vote: [3]. --OosWesThoesBes 10:30, 27 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi, I've disabled li.wiktionary from Global sysops. Laaknor 10:33, 27 July 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thank you :) --OosWesThoesBes 17:07, 27 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Spam from ukwiki edit

We've got some reports from itwiki. Thank you. --M/ 12:54, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

I've sent an email to cu-l, hoping that itwiki-CUs could respond to that. Laaknor 12:57, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yes, I've read it. Anyway people receiving spam can report at our Bar. --M/ 13:04, 2 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Global block edit

Finns det ngt enkelt sätt att se om ett konto har global block? -- Lavallen 10:24, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

En konto kan ikke blokkeres globalt (global block gjelder kun IP-adresser), men kontoen kan låses. Om kontoen er låst eller ei kan du se på sulutil:Lavallen, selv om den ikke sier noe hvis kontoen er oversightet/fullstendig skjult, noe mange av kontoene blir på grunn av språk (banning, uthenging, el.l.) eller personopplysninger i brukernavnet. Laaknor 11:40, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
Ok, bra, då vet jag. Det aktuella kontot jag funderade på hade inte ens SUL, så det visade sig inte vara aktuellt. -- Lavallen 11:51, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply
Hvis den ble registrert før ~ mai 2008, så har den nok ikke SUL, men hvis den er nyere enn det, så kan det hende at den er blitt oversightet, men. Laaknor 12:26, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising Translators edit

Hi Laaknor, my name is Deniz and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be your liaison between the Norwegian community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort, we recognize that banner messages that perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences. I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project, translating messages into Norwegian and suggesting messages that would appeal to Norwegian readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping with this project, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. --Dgultekin 21:54, 7 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Question edit

Hi Laaknor, sorry to bother you but since you are the person who removed my en-Wikipedia admin rights, maybe you're the person to ask: do I still have access to #en-wikipedia-admins on Freenode? I don't seem to -- when I /invite myself it says I don't have that privilege, but it may be that it thinks I am a new person (I hadn't been on Freenode in years, I have a different computer now and I think I might have re-registered myself or something.) I am not to savvy on this stuff so I can't tell. Anyway, my understanding is that as a former admin I retain access #en-wikipedia-admins as a courtesy. Herostratus 05:27, 20 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

That policy has changed. Former admins generally do not retain access to said channel. Tiptoety talk 06:05, 20 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
I'm not familiar with that channel, so I have no idea, but I hope Tiptoetys answer is good enough. Laaknor 06:45, 20 September 2010 (UTC)Reply
Oh OK, thanks Tiptoey (and Laaknor). Yes this is entirely satisfactory, I didn't know that the policy had changed. Not a problem as I don't have any real need or desire for access, was just wondering. Herostratus 02:34, 21 September 2010 (UTC)Reply

Temporary Adminship edit

Hi Laaknor, my temporary adminship on ml.wikiquote will expire on 8th Oct. What is the formality for extending my adminship. For that I need to get local approval once again? Thank you --Kiran Gopi 06:26, 1 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Yes, you need to ask locally again, and put it on SRP after ~ 1 week. Laaknor 07:22, 1 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

CU/OS edit

Vi håller på att välja en ny Checkuser och en ny Oversight på svenska Wikipedia.

Vilken är den normala proceduren för att identifera användarna? Skickar de in sina leg först eller väntar användarna in ett mejl från er? (Jag har fått det senare intrycket.) -- Lavallen 16:41, 28 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Det vanlige er sistnevnte, men i endel tilfeller så bruker man også førstnevnte (det er et krav for steward-valg at man må være identifisert før avstemningen begynner, og jeg mins å huske at det også er et krav på engelsk Wikipedia for å stille til valg til ArbCom). Dersom det ikke er spesifisert noe om at personene har fått beskjed lokalt på wikien at han må sende inn kopi av førerkort/pass/el.l. når det føres opp på SRP, så sender vi ut e-post/legger igjen beskjed på brukerdiskusjonssiden. Laaknor 21:34, 28 October 2010 (UTC)Reply
Vår Nya Oversight/Censor är nu anmäld på SRP. Hon är på väg till biblioteket för att skanna sin legitimation. -- Lavallen 08:50, 30 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Re: Ottava Rima's RFC commentary recently edit

I've left Ottava a request to check the clarity of his recent statement in the related SRP, as others may in passing misunderstand him.

Best wishes. Kylu 19:57, 29 November 2010 (UTC)Reply

Translation Update edit

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 19:46, 7 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

Adminship edit

You are now a meta admin , happy admining Mardetanha talk 02:19, 17 January 2011 (UTC)Reply
:) Laaknor 08:53, 17 January 2011 (UTC)Reply

Toolserver edit

Vet inte hur mycket koll du har så ber om din hjälp om detta här också. GameOn 16:32, 23 February 2011 (UTC)Reply

Mail edit

Jag skickade en begäran till: "" tidigare idag, men har inte en susning om mejlet alls kommit fram?! -- Lavallen 16:16, 14 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

stewardlisten godtar ikke mail fra utenforstÅende. du mÅ enten sende til otrs-kØen eller direkte til meg sÅ jeg kan videresende. Lars Åge (fra mobilen) 17:03, 14 May 2011 (UTC)Reply
Skickat dig ett wikimejl. Du kan säkert fixa det! -- Lavallen 17:25, 14 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

API edit

I post this Q in english if anybody else know the answer! gives a list of bots.

But how do I find the global bots (by the API)? -- Lavallen 13:33, 28 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

I tested this, but it gave nothing.
I expected to find something like this, but no! -- Lavallen 14:28, 28 May 2011 (UTC)Reply
Global user/global rights is an extension, so I'm not sure how well integrated it is with the rest of MediaWiki on this. You could probably talk to Victor, he probably knows how this works (having written a lot of code for the extension...). Laaknor 15:04, 28 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

Translator, We need you! edit

Dear Laaknor,

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 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) 00:46, 9 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Interwiki sorting order edit

Can You help us spread the news to the developer of pywikipedia, that Swedish Wikisource has changed Interwiki sorting order to "By order of alphabet, based on local language", the same as Swedish Wikipedia? -- Lavallen 14:15, 10 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Answer to your vote on steward elections edit

  • You've done great work all the time I've worked with you, but failing to get adminrights on home wiki is problematic for me. Not sure what I should vote. Laaknor 09:33, 23 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
    Hello Laaknor. Thanks for saying that we've done some great work together, that's a plesure :). But I have to admit that I don't understand your position. I first want to underline the fact that frwiki was but is no more my main wiki (most of my contributions are from here because my account is older, and because maintenance stuff helps). In the answer to the question Trijnstel asked me in question page, I answered that I no more want to be a sysop here. I understood in my last sysop election that proposing my help is useless here, because a minority will always opposing me, just because of the fact that I got a small percentage of supports at the previous election (which is not an argument but an endless loop)... That's why I prefer to offer my help as a steward, that will me in my opinion much more helpful. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 15:18, 23 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
The problem is that steward-rights automatically gives you sysop-rights on all wikis, including home wiki(s). How can we give you rights, that the local community doesn't want you to have? Saying that you no longer want rights, that you asked for just two months ago, is in my view too short a time, and just looks like you're mad on the frwiki community. I do wish I could support you, but having the support of home wiki-projects (at least when the project is a large working community) is one of the few policies I have when evaluating steward candidates. Laaknor 15:46, 23 September 2011 (UTC)Reply
I understand what you fear. But even if I will have technically the sysop rights on frwiki, I won't have the right to use it, and I won't use it at all (the same way I won't use it on others GS-opted-out projects). Moreover, I'm not mad on the frwiki community because people opposed my candidacy (I saw just that as a refusal of my help, nothing more), I'm just really sad to see that the community is turning in a civil war, which is really a mess for this project really promising for its content. -- Quentinv57 (talk) 16:21, 23 September 2011 (UTC)Reply

TUSC token cf97ba1ad06115d1d8a9af9d63ab642b edit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Revisjonssletter edit

Hello Laaknor. Not sure if you've set yet a policy or mailing list/OTRS-queue for oversight requests at nowiki; but could you please fill in here the details? Takk. —Marco Aurelio (Nihil Prius Fide) 12:05, 9 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Patrollog tool edit

Patrollog tool ( is not working for a month (approximately). Can you take a look what's wrong?--MaGa (talk) 11:54, 22 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

I've fixed it now. Was a change in how MediaWiki logs patrols apparantly. Laaknor (talk) 20:24, 2 May 2012 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much. I appreciate it!--MaGa (talk) 21:48, 2 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Notice of removal of adminship edit

Hello. I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2012 for details. Should you wish to regain your administrator rights, you will need to run for RFA again. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:31, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

OK. Laaknor (talk) 09:44, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikibooks edit

Tusen takk! Mvh.--Anne-Sophie Ofrim (talk) 16:15, 20 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

Bare hyggelig :) Laaknor (talk) 16:16, 20 November 2012 (UTC)Reply

Query edit

Hi Laaknor. Is it possible, via TS, to get a list of these files and these others which are unused/unliked? Meta:Deletion policy doesn't allow speedy deletion of these if they're used anywhere, but I have the impression that there are unused files there which should be gone. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:02, 7 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Fundraising translation feedback edit

Hey Laaknor,

I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for norwegian bokmal 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.

Many Thanks

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 11:41, 26 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

ru.wikiversity edit

  • Good afternoon, I apologize for machine translation, but I don't know English. I want to draw your attention to two questions. I remember you as you granted to me the rights of the administrator [4]. since then we made much and we develop good rates. But feature of wikiversity that usually there small communities as a lot of knowledge is required to participate in the project. We don't have enough administrators - that two which are except me are a little active. Now we chose one more active participant [5]. But it had emotional problems in ruwiki. I want that you would specify that it shouldn't influence - as ru-wikiversity is other project, and our community trusted this participant.

Updated scripts edit

Hi Laaknor. I edited your global.js, vector.js, and monobook.js to update you to the latest version of ajax sysop and StewardScript, which are compatible with the latest MediaWiki changes and reside on the Wikimedia Tool Labs for easier updates. I also updated deprecated functions, made your scripts HTTPS-compatible, and removed manual imports of your global.js (since that happens by default with global user pages, so your scripts were loading twice). Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 23:39, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks :) Laaknor (talk) 22:32, 22 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global CSS/JS migration edit

Hello Laaknor. You have global scripts in User:Laaknor/global.js, which you import using your local JS pages. Since August 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis. Since you already import them yourself, you may experience script errors or tools being added twice. Do you want me to remove the global imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without changing any other content)? —Pathoschild 02:31, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes, if you could remove those, it would be great :) Laaknor (talk) 17:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
Done! You can see the log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 19:36, 05 July 2015 (UTC)

Notice of removal of global bot status from one or various accounts of yours edit

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Global bot edit

This message is being left on your talk page at Meta-Wiki and those of your home wiki(s). Sorry for the duplicates.

Dear global bot operator: Some days ago you received a message in which you were informed that one or various accounts you hold lost a global bot flag because of inactivity. Due to a mistake, messages informing about this were not sent before removal took place as policy mandates. As such, if you think your bot will be active again on global bot duties, you can request the restoration of the global bot flag on the stewards' noticeboard at Meta-Wiki within the next two (2) weeks after this message has been posted. Please note that this removal was purely procedural based on inactivity. If you have any questions, you can reach me on my talk page at Meta-Wiki. Please accept my apologies in advance for this. Best regards. -- MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of MarcoAurelio at 18:11, 2 February 2016 (UTC)Reply