Hi! Hoping to be useful I can help in ticketmastering in the Wikimedia Meet page. I think I'm somehow experienced in Jitsi Meeting. I use it nearly everyday since 2-3 years for this and that. I can also help as syadmin if needed but this is out of the scope of this message. Cheers! --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 22:05, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Valerio Bozzolan Hey, awesome. What is your wikimedia cloud account? It would be great if you take a look at phab:T262747 Amir (talk) 15:06, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

I have only a Toolforge account and there I'm `valeriobozzolan`. Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 15:27, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

@Valerio Bozzolan Please take a look at wikitech:Portal:Cloud_VPS and once you set up your ssh, let me know and I add you to the project. Amir (talk) 18:53, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Help wanted for global templatesEdit

Hi Ladsgroup,

You showed support for global templates in the past. Staff of the Wikimedia Foundation view this change as big. We need to convince the Wikimedia Foundation to start working on this. We have to reassure them there is sufficient support by local project communities.

You can help move this forward.

Please do setup a page on the local projects you are (most) active on in the language of the project. Tell your fellow editors why you believe global templates are necessary. Follow the local project decision process to come to a discussion outcome as support or not. There is plenty of time for discussion. Please reach a conclusion before the end of April 2021.

Please translate the coordinating page on meta to languages you are proficient in. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gathering_support_from_local_projects_for_global_templates

Please add a line to this meta page with a link to a discussion page on your local project(s).

The goal is to have the Wikimedia Foundation include a program to develop infrastructure for global templates in their 2021/2022 Annual Plan. The Wikimedia Foundation will decide on the Annual Plan in May/June this year.

The aim is to have several dozen local project communities to show support, and little concerns, issues or objections. Of course, any project can continue to use their local templates.

When you have questions about this initiative you can reach me at ad huikeshoven.org or + 31 6 40293574, and also on Telegram and Signal. You can also raise questions on the talk page on meta. Maybe some people would like to discuss this initiative in a meeting. Please let me know whether you would like to join a Zoom meeting in February.


Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 15:24, 23 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi Ladsgroup. Here you noted that you had already pointed out the linguistic problem with the Nother Luri Wikipedia a few years ago. May I ask where you have stated this and what was the reaction to it? Best regards --Holder (talk) 06:40, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

@Holder Sure. I brought it up to the langcom. It got a bit nasty TBH but you can read the discussion if you want to. It basically died down. OTOH, I'm quite happy of the current outcome. Amir (talk) 07:21, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Mass replacement tool?Edit

Hi. Can I ask if you're using a specific tool for the mass replacements you're doing as a global interface editor? --DannyS712 (talk) 23:37, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

@DannyS712 It's based on pywikibot but I wrote the script for each case myself. It's sometimes fully automated, sometimes semi-automated (and I approve each case). Can you run pywikibot? Amir (talk) 07:14, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
I have no experience with running pywikibot, but there is always a first time DannyS712 (talk) 07:18, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
@DannyS712 Follow mw:PWB instructions and then use this. (Change the var name if you want to). Amir (talk) 08:28, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

Mass replacement script on zh.wikinewsEdit

Hi. I noticed you hit an edit filter when running the mass replacement script on zh.wikinews. I just updated the EF to stop global users from triggering it, could you please run your script there again? Thanks! --WhitePhosphorus (talk) 07:57, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

@WhitePhosphorus Thanks. I'll do that! Amir (talk) 22:59, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Queering Wikipedia 2021 User Group Working Days: May 14-16Edit

The Wikimedia LGBTQ+ User Group is holding online working days in May. If you’re an active Wikimedian, editing on LGBTQ+ issues or if you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, come help us set goals, develop our organisation and structures, consider how to respond to issues faced by Queer editors, and plan for the next 12 months.

We will be meeting online for 3 half-days, 14–16 May at 1400–1730 UTC. While our working language is English, we are looking to accommodate users who would prefer to participate in other languages, including translation facilities.

More information, and registration details, at QW2021.--Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group 15:44, 24 April 2021 (UTC)