Hi. You can leave messages below.

Hi, you have done Swedish Metal Groups, Can you please add Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, In Flames, Amon Amarth and Scar Symmerty to the list? Thank You.h

Не разумею!Edit

Каму перашкодзіў існуючы спіс інтэрвікі? Хто захацеў яго "скараціць" і з якой мэтай? І хто пазбавіць мяне ад прагляду змен у маім спісу назірання, зробленых у вяікай колькасці гэтым ботам? Змены бота засмецілі спіс!!!--VladimirZhV (talk) 16:11, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry I don't speak your language. Please see Wikidata/Help which should explain what is happening to interwiki links. Legoktm (talk) 16:21, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm sorry I don't speak your language.--VladimirZhV (talk) 18:24, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
According to User:Base, VladimirZhV is not happy that bot is flooding his watchlist, and he is "angrily asking to whom[?] existing list of interwikis interferes". So does that clarify things? πr2 (t • c) 18:41, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

Enlaces interlingüisticos en la enciclopedia wikipedia en lengua españolaEdit

Hola usía, llamado Legobot o Legoktm o como fuere que sea tu nombre. Me he cruzado, tiempo hace ya y en repetidas ocasiones, con alteraciones y modificaciones en los artículos enciclopédicos de wikipedia en español donde desaparecen los enlaces interlingüísticos por algún tipo de traslado de esa información a algo nuevo llamado wikipedia, pero al realizar esta automática acción robótica se incluyen erratas provenientes de versiones anteriores del artículo, por lo que toca revertir la edición automática de tu programa de edición de wikipedia (y alguien/otro robot deberá volver a hacerla, esperemos todos que la próxima vez lo haga bien). Esto ha sucedido en el artículo de w:es:Gerona, véa usted el diferencial entre ediciones: [1]. Atentamente le envía una cordial salutación Felipealvarez (talk) 21:27, 11 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi! Your bot reverts some edits while removing interwiki links. Example1, example2. Please fix your bot's script, otherwise we have to block your bot. Thanks, Hunyadym (talk) 15:24, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I'm investigating right now and have shut off the bot. It *should* detect for editconflicts, but apparently isn't. Legoktm (talk) 20:38, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
This has been fixed and is running again. Legoktm (talk) 17:08, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


There are arround 40,000 articles with local iw links in eswiki. Can you run your bot again? --Kizar (talk) 00:04, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Yup running again now that the editconflict bug is fixed. Legoktm (talk) 17:09, 3 April 2013 (UTC)


See [2] and ch:Kombetsasion:Fanhaluman#Missing_interwiki_links. Can you explain, reply to the message, etc.? πr2 (t • c) 03:26, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi ... i need that you must remove Interlink it:Tarantula (Maria Vasquez) because no one has yet created the page, makes me a favor? --Angelo.1961 (alias Bestione) 13:47, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


Hello Legoktm, la.wikipedia still has a large number of local interwiki links and even a lot of unconnected pages. If you have the time and resources, I would welcome it if you could run your bot there! Greetings, --UV (talk) 20:36, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

New option on interproject linksEdit

Hi, thanks for participating in the RFC for interproject links. There is a new option that might be interesting to explore. Please check Dropdown next to title 1 and Dropdown next to title 2. They are part of Option 5.--Micru (talk) 14:31, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Deprecated toolbarEdit

Hello, you said you have a script to easily search some text on all wikis. Given bugzilla:47872, could you make a list of all *.js pages (in User or MediaWiki namespace) containing mwCustomEditButtons please? --Nemo 08:41, 10 June 2013 (UTC)


Or just .js? ;) PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:29, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Heh, thanks :D Legoktm (talk) 23:31, 1 July 2013 (UTC)


Can you fix this as well, or is it unrelated? I added a comment to bugzilla:44841 too, if you're interested. I just happened to find the error when looking at EdwardsBot edits, looked for a bug, and found that one. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:14, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Anyways, thanks for bugzilla:41637#c12 PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:15, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

Modifications to be made on the LT page of the European OmbudsmanEdit


I would like to suggest following changes to the LT version of the European Ombudsman page, which was last modified by you March 2013:

- The name of the European Ombudsman has to be corrected- P. Nikiforos Diamandouros.

- I think it would be useful to add that the institution was created with the Maastricht treaty.

- Info that new ombudsman has been elected - Emily O'Reilly (new EU Ombudsman as of 1 October, add also the election date 3 July 2013), Ireland.


Huh? Which article are you talking about? Legoktm (talk) 00:52, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
(FYI: This IP is from the European Parliament.) The article is Europos Ombudsmenas. Your bot edited it in March 2013. I actually happen to speak Lithuanian a bit so I may be help you (User:Vogone speaks it at an advanced level), if you can't figure out what to change or need help with grammatical cases, but I think that's not needed in this case.
To the writer from the EP: Thank you for reporting this. If you know any English-Lithuanian translators, they may be able to help with the text. If not, ask me, User:Vogone, or a native LT speaker like User:Hugo.arg or User talk:Martynas Barzda. Legoktm does not speak LT. He just operates a bot (program) that deals with linking translations of articles together.
More to the writer from EP: the name "P. Nikiforos Diamandouros" is already in the text after the LT rendering of the name. (In Lithuanian, names are often translated/transliterated to use LT grammar.)
Recommend you contact a native LT speaker. If none are available, ask me.
Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:00, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Help test better mass message deliveryEdit

Hi. You're being contacted as you've previously used global message delivery (or its English Wikipedia counterpart). It doesn't feel so great to be spammed, does it? ;-)

For the past few months, Legoktm has built a replacement to the current message delivery system called MassMessage. MassMessage uses a proper user interface form (no more editing a /Spam subpage), works faster (it can complete a large delivery in minutes), and no longer requires being on an access list (any local administrator can use it). In addition, many tiny annoyances with the old system have been addressed. It's a real improvement! :-)

You can test out MassMessage here: testwiki:Special:MassMessage. The biggest difference you'll likely notice is that any input list must use a new {{#target:}} parser function. For example, {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales}} or {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales|test2.wikipedia.org}}. For detailed instructions, check out mw:Help:Extension:MassMessage.

If you find any bugs, have suggestions for additional features, or have any other feedback, drop a note at m:Talk:MassMessage. Thanks for spamming! --MZMcBride (talk) 05:25, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Beginning of MassMessage, end of EdwardsBotEdit

Hi. You're being contacted as you're listed as an EdwardsBot user.

MassMessage has been deployed to all Wikimedia wikis. For help using the new tool, please check out its help page or drop a note on Meta-Wiki.

With over 400,000 edits to Wikimedia wikis, EdwardsBot has served us well; however EdwardsBot will no longer perform local or global message delivery after December 31, 2013.

A huge thanks to Legoktm, Reedy, Aaron Schulz and everyone else who helped to get MassMessage deployed. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:36, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

bugzilla:52510 (Echo and FlaggedRevs)Edit

Hello Legoktm, I'm really happy and very grateful that you have taken on Bug 52510 - Echo should provide notifications about your revision being approved or rejected on wikis with FlaggedRevs enabled. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please let me know if i can be of help, for example communicating with german Wikipedians (on technical matters i am not able to help, I'm afraid).

  • Regarding your to do list point: custom icon (Echo's checkmark icon is used now) is this one, right?  
  • There is commons:Flagged_Revisions and a FlaggedRevs icon:   which could be used, maybe its color should be changed to green, according to this, Notification icons should be 30x30 pixel monochrome graphics that use the following color scheme: Black for negative actions, Green for positive actions, Blue for neutral actions

Anyway, thanks again! --Atlasowa (talk) 17:15, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome :)
That is actually User:Matma Rex's todo list, I just didn't change it. That is currently the check mark being used, yes. I'm not sure whether it makes sense to use a different icon for a flagged revs patrol versus a "normal new pages patrol", but I don't have an opinion either way really. Legoktm (talk) 02:14, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

You're very active on a lot of wikisEdit

Are you part of Wikimedia Foundation staff? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 18:03, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, but I was active on "a lot of wikis" before I became a staff member. Legoktm (talk) 18:27, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Well, you're quite active here as well. Would you like to be made sysop at least, so you could do more vandalism work? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 02:15, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Having sysop here might be useful in some cases, but I doubt I have any time to do any anti-vandalism work. Legoktm (talk) 03:03, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree you could be helpful as a Meta sysop. By the way, Legoktm is one of the most xwiki users (source). The other really xwiki users tend to be (semi-)automatic bots or SWMT members, such as myself. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:11, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
What sort of cases? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:57, 3 January 2014 (UTC)
Dunno, having rollback would be nice for the occasional spambot I see in #wikimedia. I had to ask admins for help in fixing a MediaWiki message for MassMessage a few times, but I doubt that will happen often. Legoktm (talk) 09:26, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

You created your account in mid-2007? How come I haven't heard about you when I initially joined a few years ago until recently? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 22:42, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

That is a good question ;) Legoktm (talk) 23:43, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Can your random-user-contacting bot be used to generate a representative unban discussionEdit

Hi Legotkm, excuse me for just dropping in but I noticed your Legobot somewhere on English Wikipedia and it seemed to be contacting random users. I wondered if it could be used to invite a set of, say, 30 users to an unban discussion. This would have the advantageous effect of generating a discussion that could be scientifically said to be representative of "the community." My position is that the current place such discussions occur, which is mainly WP:AN/ANI, is heavily populated by blocking enthusiasts, and thus not particularly representative of the community.

If it worked for this purpose, I think there are myriad other Wikipedia processes, say Arbcom elections and so forth, where Legobot could similarly be used to get a more representative result,

I have a selfish purpose for this. I am banned for socking. I never did it, there's never been evidence. I did respond poorly when WP:AN/ANI regulars started pushing me around at my page, and before I knew it I'm kicked out, and talkpage blocked. I try to get unbanned but the problem is a few of the same people hound me and pounce on every word I say, and then WP:AN/ANI groupthink sets in. The WP:UNBAN policy says I can be unbanned as result of a community discussion, but my dilemma is how to have that in another place than WP:AN/ANI. This is where your bot could come in. Set up a location, and randomly invite editors to unban me or not. This could be done as a pilot effort. If it worked out, I think there're a lot more unjustly banned editors that could make use of it. Thanks, and let me know if you'll consider this. Colton Cosmic (talk) 13:44, 11 August 2014 (UTC) PS: I am not going to tie up your talkpage with the details of my case, but there have been a *lot* of unfounded accusations directed at me, so please allow me to defend anything you read elsewhere that turns you against me.

Nope. Legoktm (talk) 22:44, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Why not? Do you understand what I'm proposing? Are you aware of another bot that could randomly contact a set number editors from the entire editor base, and if so which one? Colton Cosmic (talk) 10:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Because it's outside of the scope of my bot's approval. Yes, and no. Legoktm (talk) 18:04, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitionsEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitionsEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for turning my code into mw:Extension:GlobalCssJs! Beau (talk) 19:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Your tool copypaste.pyEdit

It is still linked from d:Wikidata:Tools/External tools#copypaste.py and c:Commons:Wikidata#Links, but it doesn't appear to work. --Ricordisamoa 10:14, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Bug in the GlobalCssJs delete script?Edit

Hello, Legoktm. You have new messages at Talk:GlobalCssJs#Not deleted, actually.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--Ricordisamoa 06:45, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Global user page migrationEdit

Hello Legoktm. Synchbot deleted your local user pages on all wikis as requested. You can see the full log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 06:54, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Global preferencesEdit

Hi, on a user talk page I stumbled over apromisingn experimental link to globalprefs ending up on a login page. Clicking that I arrived on an error page telling me to inform the project administrator how that happened. That might be you, please consider yourself as informed… –Be..anyone (talk) 16:20, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Did you try https://tools.wmflabs.org/globalprefs/ ? (Note the trailing / at the end) Legoktm (talk) 19:26, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Got it, it's a02e59464a7a0970da28f0bbe29fd01f, the OAuthListConsumers search form is apparently case sensitive. "Something" happened today after a click on login, I got an OAuth permission form, and doing that, I could pick en-GB as global language. A quick sanity test on w:zh: did not confirm any immediate effect, but maybe that's as expected without browser restart. One global preference I'd really love in addition to the UI language would be the MediaViewer opt-out. Be..anyone (talk) 13:19, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
How long did you wait? IIRC the tool is pretty slow and goes in alphabetical order, so check your language preference on aawiki or something. It was mainly a prototype to prove it was feasible, not really intended for proper usage. Legoktm (talk) 14:36, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Doesn't work for me; I'll disable it, but count me as support to put working "global preferences" at the bottom of the unbreak now annoyances. Be..anyone (talk) 00:17, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Merging system accountsEdit

Thanks for pay attention to the Babel account. Can you merge also Special:CentralAuth/Filtre d'abús? This one comes from MediaWiki:Abusefilter-blocker/ca. --Vriullop (talk) 20:37, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Also found Special:CentralAuth/Redirect_fixer, could you please fix it as well? Thanks — NickK (talk) 09:53, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for fixing that, but that's quite late: script has already created Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~amwiki, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~anwiki, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~bswikiquote, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~bxrwiki, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~elwikiversity, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~fiwikibooks, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~huwikinews, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~kowikibooks, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~kowikiquote, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~ltwikiquote, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~mtwiktionary, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~myvwiki, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~rmwiki, Special:CentralAuth/Redirect fixer~testwiki. Per procedure the owner of these accounts should request a rename, but I don't know how to do it with such accounts — NickK (talk) 20:56, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Echo signature matchingEdit

Hello! Can you confirm Talk:MassMessage#Signature recommendation when you have time? --Nemo 14:24, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes: helloEdit

I'm here. --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:03, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Some renames blockedEdit

Hi (also Hoo_man). There are some renames queued at Special:GlobalRenameProgress since 11 May. I think this needs a dev to unblock. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 18:08, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

luri lrc writing softwareEdit

hello in this page is luri lrc writing software that this software or lay out was made by msklc and it has some errors could you please help us to fix this problem?
best wisheslrc lori (talk) 14:01, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Global CSS/JS migrationEdit

Hello Legoktm. I'm helping users remove local imports now that global CSS/JS is live. I noticed you still have a few yourself; do you want me to remove the global imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without changing any other content)? —Pathoschild 02:38, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi again! I haven't heard back from you, so I'll assume you don't want to do this. Feel free to leave me a message or add a Synchbot request if you change your mind. :) —Pathoschild 17:07, 09 January 2016 (UTC)

Canada and United States affiliates meetupEdit

You are invited to attend the Canada and United States affiliates meetup at Wikimania 1015, Friday, July 17 at 17:30 and Saturday, July 18 at 18:00. Please RSVP and state your topic preference(s)!

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 31 DecemberEdit

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum wikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
Gregory Varnum (User:GVarnum-WMF), Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 21:20, 28 September 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help


Hey, I wanted to let you know that the process for AAR2015 has started (see Admin activity review/2015). Someone is already getting a list of users affected by the process; do you still have ideas on how to easily get the community messages out, and direct messages to those affected?

Sorry this took so long (I didn't even start it :S), but hopefully we can get the ball rolling now. Ajraddatz (talk) 09:20, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Running a sql query across all wikisEdit

Hi. Can you please point me to an easy way to run the query

 SELECT af_id, af_public_comments FROM `abuse_filter` WHERE `af_pattern` LIKE '%ccnorm%';

across all wikis. Running it per wiki is going to be dick useless for my needs, and my patience. Thanks if you can help.  — billinghurst sDrewth

There's no easy way for you to do it, but I'll run it server-side for you since that's much easier. Legoktm (talk) 04:28, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
I have a little C# script for crosswiki queries — just enter your SQL and choose how to output the results, and it'll connect to the Tool Labs databases through an SSH tunnel. I can run crosswiki queries for you, or send you the source code if you're on Windows and comfortable with C#. —Pathoschild 23:59, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
@Pathoschild: Looking to get the data so we can progress Phabricator:T29987. So at this time I am wanting to 1) identify which wikis use "ccnorm" in an abuse filter; then 2) the filters themselves. Then we have the scope of how wide we need to communicate, etc.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:52, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
Here you go:
dbname af_id af_public_comments
commonswiki 2 Filter page moves with abusive targets
commonswiki 5 nimp
enwiki 20 Saying "The abuse filter will block this"
enwiki 46 "Poop" vandalism
enwiki 66 poop vandalism (testing for false positives)
enwiki 75 Blanking Vandalism
enwiki 199 Unflagged Bots
enwiki 265 l337 vandalism
enwiki 320 "Your mom" Vandalism
enwiki 474 Feedback: Comment with only obscenities
enwiki 537 Transient harassment sites filter
enwikibooks 5 "Poop" vandalism
enwikivoyage 3 "Poop" vandalism
fiwiki 98 mahdollisesti sotkua
hiwiki 14 "Poop" vandalism
hiwiki 55 "Poop" vandalism
metawiki 3 Anti-anontalk
metawiki 4 Simple pagemove filter 1
metawiki 8 Block nimp
metawiki 10 realinfaz.net URL vandalism
metawiki 86 Probable Vandalism
nlwiki 56 WOII kreten
plwiki 33 SPAM – WYBORY
ptwiki 7 Conteúdo ofensivo
ptwiki 16 Edições possivelmente mal intencionadas
ptwiki 18 Conteúdo ofensivo
ptwiki 37 Bloqueio - Guerras de edições sistemáticas
ptwiki 70 Conteúdo ofensivo
ptwiki 112 Conteúdo ofensivo (teste)
ptwiki 134 Resumo possivelmente indevido
ptwiki 135 Nome de usuário ofensivo
ruwiki 4 Фильтр мата (пока включен для моей песочницы)
simplewiki 44 "Poop" vandalism
testwiki 8 Grawp
testwiki 9 prevent "nigger" in editsummary
testwiki 16 Copernicus vandal
testwiki 17 anontalk spammer
testwiki 18 Genesis vandal
testwiki 19 Grawp
testwiki 21 Tile join vandal
testwiki 22 Not allowed GRAWP in user name
testwiki 24 "Fuck" User creation block
testwiki 30 Another anti-Grawp filter
testwiki 31 Grawp pagemove vandalism
testwiki 43 No signatures
testwiki 64 Testing automatic abuse filter for edit warring
testwiki 112 Resumen de edición "Prueba"
testwiki 136 Warn users who add "soup" to a page
testwiki 151 Prevent racist remark
testwiki 152 Filter that serves arbitrary error code over the API
testwiki 153 Flag when writing "the abuse filter will flag this"
wikidatawiki 24 Long-term Chinese spambots
Let me know if you want it in a particular format (e.g. CSV, JSON, or ASCII table art). —Pathoschild 17:42, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Cross-wiki notificationsEdit

Hi. I was just reading your blog post. I went to Special:BetaFeatures at en.wikipedia but couldn't see "enhanced notifications." Has it been removed? (Thanks for working on this. I think it will be a great community building feature.) --Anthonyhcole (talk) 02:52, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

So it turns out that it's currently only on a few wikis right now, the list is at mw:Help:Notifications/Cross-wiki#Release_timeline. It should hit all other wikis by the end of March (exact date still unknown), we want to make sure we quash most of the bugs before it goes out everywhere, and that the backend infrastructure scales properly. I'll update my blog post accordingly. Legoktm (talk) 20:16, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to the release on en. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 02:56, 29 February 2016 (UTC)


Hey Legoktm. Hope you are doing better dude. I saw your recent edit and started wondering if there was more context here - specifically, this page. It is definitely useful, compiled from public information but it is missing a lot. I wanted to ask 2 things - First, was there any discussion anywhere (lists etc.) that I missed? Second, I think this should have a more complete set of numbers, and since this is from public reports? maybe there is somewhere to search and compile this further? Thanks. Also, hi. ;) Theo10011 (talk) 21:27, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

Hey Theo! No public discussion as far as I know, there have been multiple discussions about it on the private wmfall mailing list though. The table was originally created on officewiki, and then I moved it to meta ~2 weeks ago since all of the data was public. What data do you think is missing? AFAICT it contains all the data available from the public 990s that the WMF has published. Legoktm (talk) 09:01, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

it_N profileEdit

I've started to translated your profile Affiliate-selected Board seats/2016/Nominations/Kunal Mehta/it but I have to stop. Please if I don't resume the work asap and noone else does just ling me ok? not sure about some technical term, I will ask around for a proper revision.--Alexmar983 (talk) 05:07, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Affiliate-selected Board seats/2016/QuestionsEdit

Hello there! Please, do assume good faith :) You have not posted your answers to the question:

The voting starts today, so it is better to have everything done as soon as possible. I do want to hear your opinion on the question you have missed, and I am going to ask this from every candidate, as it is important to understand how a future Trustee (and technically any of us can be elected) treats this or that issue, to know his or her thoughts about it on a public page. And I think that I am not very unique in my desire to have more text to get to know people better :) Wikipedians tend to read people (literally speaking) --アンタナナ 02:15, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

P.S. I do not have intentions to make you answer the questions you do not want to answer, I just want to know your opinion before you are elected as a Trustee. Even if you think that some questions are out of scope or not relevant. Thank you :) --アンタナナ 02:15, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Affiliate-selected Board seatsEdit

Dear Legoktm, I am chair of Wikimedia Ukraine Board and writing to you on behalf of Wikimedia Ukraine. Is it possible for you to find an hour to talk via Skype (hangouts) during the next few days? Preferably before May 6, as we have to vote before May 7. I have written a letter to you, please check your email.

I apologize for such a short notice, but I thought I would have an opportunity to meet all candidates during Wikimedia Conference 2016. And we were really busy with Wiki Loves Earth contest last week --Ilya (talk) 22:58, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Sure, I responded with my availability via email. Legoktm (talk) 09:46, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

2FA, how does it work xwikiEdit

For each wiki where I am an administrator I am seeing different 2 factor secret key, and scratch codes, and all for the one account. That would just seem to be courting disaster or is there some uniformity to a 2FA that is not self-evident? (asking where it is quieter)  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:29, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

If you activate it somewhere, it works just fine on other wikis even if activation credentials are different. (Say, I activate it on commonswiki and when I login to incubatorwiki you're forced to enter commons' 2FA digits.) — regards, Revi 06:02, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

toollabs:checker not correctly checking transclusionEdit

Hi. For the past little while I have seen that the checker tool fails on some works in that it reports pages as being transcluded, though they are definitely not.


It shows all pages as being transcluded, yet the /307 to 312 are most definitely not transcluded. This phenomenon only seems to be recent works, another being https://tools.wmflabs.org/checker/?db=enwikisource_p&title=Index:Poems_of_nature,_Thoreau,_1895.djvu

Older works like https://tools.wmflabs.org/checker/?db=enwikisource_p&title=Index:A_London_Life,_The_Patagonia,_The_Liar,_Mrs_Temperly.djvu display correct information.

If you could give it a poke at some time that would be great. It is beyond my mediocre skills. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:35, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

billinghurst, sorry about not responding earlier. I've mostly been swamped with school lately, and am significantly less active than I'd like ot be. Maybe MZMcBride can take a look, otherwise I'll find some time this weekend to investigate. Legoktm (talk) 20:29, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
The best bit of news is that you are alive and well, and still here. Best of luck with the study. There is no issue that you didn't respond or get to it. I had moved the request to MZM's page, which was why I removed it here. Thanks for the response.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:20, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
Met with silence at MZM's :-/ If you could poke it if you have a few brief moments it would be appreciated.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:37, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

While MZ isn't in school, he is running Wikimedia. There's always lots going on! --MZMcBride (talk) 17:03, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

I just replied on my talk page. (In the middle of also dealing with phabricator:T63729 and this mess.) Catching me on IRC may elicit a quicker response. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:00, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

For next timeEdit

Hello, just a request for the next time : please use BOT ACCOUNT when you run mass edits :) or just ask locals bot maintainers, with an English message on Wikipedia:Bot requests (Q4582561) ! I received a dozen modifications in my watchlist on frwiki. --Framawiki (please notify !) (talk) 21:38, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Renaming user with 400k editsEdit

Dear Legoktm,

a user with 400k edits would like to be renamed [3]. Could you rename when you are available? Thank you.

Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 15:20, 4 May 2017 (UTC)


Hello, I mentioned you in Steward requests/Username changes --Alaa :)..! 15:58, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Timeless Newsletter • Issue 1Edit

Newsletter • July 2018

Welcome to the first issue of the Timeless newsletter! This issue is being sent or forwarded to everyone who has at some point expressed an interest in the project, give or take, as well as a couple of other potentially relevant pages, so if you would like to continue (or start) receiving this newsletter directly, please sign up for further updates on the meta page.

The news:

The Timeless grant has been selected for funding, and the project is now underway!

While I've had a somewhat slow start working on the project for health reasons, I'm pleased to announce that everything described in the proposal is now either happening, or on its way to happening.

Current progress:

  • The project now has a hub on Meta to serve as a directory for the various related pages, workboards, and local discussions and help pages. It's probably incomplete, especially with regards to specific language projects that might have local pages for Timeless, so if you know of others, please add them!
  • Outreach: I've been talking to various people and groups directly about skinning, desktop/mobile interfaces, project management, specific component support, and other things, and have begun to compile a very shoddy list of skinning problems and random issues on mw.org based on this. Some of this may inform the direction of this project, or possibly this project will result in building a more proper list that can then be used for other things. We shall see.
  • Some development - task triage, code review, bug fixing, and various rabbit holes involving ...overflows.

General plan for the future:

  • Triage the rest of the workboard.
  • Catch up with all the talkpages and other bug reports that have been left various other places that are not the project workboard
  • Do all the bug fixes/features/other things!
  • Some proposals aimed at Commons and Wikisource in particular (maybe, we'll see)

Essentially, the grant as written shall be carried out. This was the plan, and remains the plan. Timelines remain fuzzy, but while there have been some initial delays, I don't particularly expect the timeline for project as a whole to change a whole lot.

Also, for anyone at Wikimania right now: I am also at Wikimania. Come talk to me in person!

Thank you all for your interest and support thus far!

-— Isarra 12:23, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

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Timeless Newsletter • Issue 2Edit

The second issue of the Timeless newsletter is out.

The news: Themes are coming to Timeless! Your infobox and navbox templates in particular are probably going to look absolutely horrible in the new built-in night mode.

For more information, background, plans and progress updates, please see the full issue on Meta, complete with a ridiculous list of phabricator task links, gratuitous mention of other skins, and me complaining about the current state of MediaWiki skinning in general.

-— Isarra 01:48, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Timeless Newsletter • Issue 3Edit

Newsletter • December 2018

Welcome to the third issue of the Timeless newsletter, complete with a somewhat dubious explanation of where I've been all this time.

Somewhat dubious explanation of where I've been all this time:

I suffered a rather bad concussion in October, which knocked me pretty much completely out of commission through November, and I'm still recovering even now. One person = bus factor of one, even though it wasn't actually a bus but a very short flight of stairs.


  • Random bugs have been fixed. More bugs have been found. For a full list of horrors, see the workboard.
  • Implementing themes (T131991: the dark/night mode and winter variants of the skin) has proven far more complicated than initially thought, lacking either the extension, or preferably, some core support for this functionality. Thus:
    • I have submitted a Request for Comment proposing to merge Extension:Theme into core - this will enable skins to specify style variants as distinct options for users to select in their preferences by letting the skin specify the styles separately for each, a much neater way of implementing this than some of the existing hacks.
    • Jack Phoenix has already submitted a patch to do this. We simply need the buy-in and consensus to merge it, and to resolve whatever issues may arise from this wider review.

Comments on the RfC (MediaWiki wiki RfC page, task) or bugs, or further reports, are always appreciated.

Until next time, hopefully with no further injuries,

-— Isarra 22:35, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Timeless Newsletter • Issue 4Edit

Newsletter • April 2019

Welcome to the fourth issue of the Timeless newsletter, with a cat! Or maybe not.

Un chat qui miaule???

It's true! The angry cat, a fundamental part of Timeless, has resulted in confusion and bug reports all across the projects and phabricator. And now it shall be immortalised forever in the new, shiny Timeless logo.


After putting off the project for three months because I got hit in the head with a flight of stairs, and then putting off the project for another two months while working out what the status of the grant was, I have now put off the project even more in order to focus on my other project for a bit. So progress lately has been a bit whims-based as a result:


  • The French Wiktionary voted to set Timeless as their default skin, with results possibly as you might expect: I ran away and hid, and the WMF said no. A bit of discussion later and we largely agreed that all else aside, this is a bit of a branding issue, but we love the enthusiasm! Also the bug reports that inevitably come out of such a discussion. I'm still working on properly going through those.
  • Theme support is still stuck in limbo, but now we have another skinning RfC. tl;dr, we wanna replace the entire skinning system, and Skizzerz'll write a prototype later.

I will be fully resuming work on Timeless next week, or maybe the week after, depending on what madness (or illness) comes out of the Hackathon in Prague. Please come talk to me there to discuss strategy!

-— Isarra 16:51, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Timeless Newsletter • Issue 5Edit

Newsletter • August 2019

Welcome to the fifth and final issue of the Timeless newsletter!

Progress was made. True story.

I am happy to announce that after about a year, this delightful project in which absolutely nothing has gone according to plan is coming to a close. Or at least, the grant-funded portion is. Which means we will now be resuming our regular schedule of random whims-based development, you probably won't notice any difference whatsoever unless you use MonoBook, and there's a report.

What's new from the past two months:

A lot less than we'd hoped, frankly. We:

We also wound up with:

  • Patches resulting in RelatedArticles working in MonoBook, and FlaggedRevisions showing up in Minerva, unless someone actually managed to turn that off as well. (Blame T181242.) It's possible we went a little overboard with the whole 'let's close all the tasks!' sprint.
  • An unfortunate repeated discovery that themes (the Night/Winter variants I keep insisting will happen at some point) are still pretty far off on the horizon. Um.
  • Possibly a quite a few more bugs coming your way. This month, and especially the past week, have been a bit of a mess, development-wise. While hopefully none of the worse issues make it to production, please keep the reports coming for whatever you do find and we'll get it fixed as soon as we can. Y'all've been amazing about this, and it's really appreciated.

And I guess that's that. I'm really bad at reporting, and this is a report. For the purposes of the grant, this was a requirement, but do you want me to keep trying to send these out?

-— Isarra 18:08, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

sg:Gä nzönîEdit

Pouvez-vous défendre un article dans Sango? 08:19, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Update Wikidata entity torrentsEdit

Hi, could you please update the torrents at https://tools.wmflabs.org/dump-torrents/wikidatawiki/entities/ since they are a few years old at this point? Thanks! --SixTwoEight (talk) 23:53, 18 March 2020 (UTC)


I've found you to be a very reasonable person in my experience on enwiki, but I just wanted to bring up a slight contention with your recent comment at Babel. I do not think it is fair to assume that TheSandDoctor didn't read your provided links, nor to postulate that his intellect is somehow devoid of the ability to comprehend your proposals. Would you consider being so kind as to refactor that statement to a less abrasive conclusion? I would appreciate it, and I think it would be the most effective way to maintain the collegial atmosphere we all need. Coffee // have a cup // 01:34, 29 April 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Rust developers user groupEdit

Hi Legoktm, I have to say your Rust topic caught my attention. Because I've heard a lot and tried to know more about it recently. I saw you mentioned "regardless of your Rust or other programming experience". But before signing there, I'd like to know more about what's next? how much time is it going to take? and a bit of this kind of information? Thanks in advance. --✍ Alpineer (talk) 11:12, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

P.S. I don't have any hands-on or practical experience with Rust. --✍ Alpineer (talk) 11:14, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
@Alpineer: I have some ideas on what I'd like to do, but right now I want to see what all the members are interested in doing. Is there something specific you're interested in? Do you want to make a Toolforge tool? Create a bot? As far as time commitment goes, this is a volunteer project, so you can spend as little or as much time as you want :) We'll have virtual meetings every month or so. Legoktm (talk) 11:34, 12 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank for your quick response Legoktm, I'll sign. --✍ Alpineer (talk) 12:44, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Notification about a grant requestEdit


As someone who commented about my grant request (including the talk page) last year requesting funding to create the GlobalWatchlist extension, I thought you might want to know that I have requested another grant to continue development. You can see the new request at Grants:Project/DannyS712/Continued work on GlobalWatchlist extension - if you support this, I hope you'll consider endorsing the request.

My apologies if you were already aware of the new grant request (I sent a similar message to the subscribers of User:DannyS712/Global watchlist/Updates - sorry for any duplicates).

Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:43, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 2Edit

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 2, July 2021Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the second issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

If you haven’t already, please remember to subscribe here if you would like to be notified about future editions of the newsletter, and also leave your username here if you’d like to be contacted to help with translations in the future.

  • Enforcement Draft Guidelines Review - Initial meetings of the drafting committee have helped to connect and align key topics on enforcement, while highlighting prior research around existing processes and gaps within our movement. (continue reading)
  • Targets of Harassment Research - To support the drafting committee, the Wikimedia Foundation has conducted a research project focused on experiences of harassment on Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Functionaries’ Consultation - Since June, Functionaries from across the various wikis have been meeting to discuss what the future will look like in a global context with the UCoC. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable Discussions - The UCoC facilitation team once again, hosted another roundtable discussion, this time for Korean-speaking community members and participants of other ESEAP projects to discuss the enforcement of the UCoC. (continue reading)
  • Early Adoption of UCoC by Communities - Since its ratification by the Board in February 2021, situations whereby UCoC is being adopted and applied within the Wikimedia community have grown. (continue reading)
  • New Timeline for the Interim Trust & Safety Case Review Committee - The CRC was originally expected to conclude by July 1. However, with the UCoC now expected to be in development until December, the timeline for the CRC has also changed. (continue reading)
  • Wikimania - The UCoC team is planning to hold a moderated discussion featuring representatives across the movement during Wikimania 2021. It also plans to have a presence at the conference’s Community Village. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff blog. (continue reading)

Thanks for reading - we welcome feedback about this newsletter. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 13:55, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Pywikibot updateEdit

Hello! I'm a bot operator in SqWiki. I saw your message about the needed update. Can you guide me how to do that? This is the first time I'm dealing with something like this. I don't want to accidently ruin every configuration I've made so far. :/ Sorry for writing here but in the past I've had not-so-good experiences on IRC and didn't know where else to go for help. - Klein Muçi (talk) 23:04, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

@Klein Muçi: can you share more about where you are running your bot (Toolforge?) and how it's setup? Legoktm (talk) 23:51, 22 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes. There are currently "2" bots I run in the same botaccount. One of them is the main task I do which is a cite errors repair bot using find and replace. I've set that up using the recommended instructions here, here and here. The other is a script I had to adopt for SqWiki from EnWiki following the instructions here. If I'm not wrong, that does require setting up Toolforge locally (not the recommended setup above) so basically I have both ways? :/ I'm not sure. I remember talking with the EnWiki botmaintainer about the possibility to modify his bot to work with the recommended setup, without needing venv but he wasn't able to do that. If it is of interest, you can read parts of that conversation here and understand better what I mean. - Klein Muçi (talk) 09:27, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
@Klein Muçi: I looked around a bit, and found the "smallem" tool on Toolforge where you are running Smallem-WP.sh, Smallem-WQ.sh, and Smallem-Transclusion. Those are all your bots, correct? In the smallem tool's ~/.bash_profile file, I see: export PYTHONPATH=/data/project/shared/pywikibot/stable:/data/project/shared/pywikibot/stable/scripts, which is the "shared" Pywikibot installation that is automatically updated every day.
So if that's all the Pywikibot bots you're running, then you're already upgraded and set to go! Legoktm (talk) 17:12, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes, very correct. Okay then, thank you! :)) Given your knowledge on the Pywikibot subject, can I ask you for another problem I've been having for nearly 1 year now with a script I'm trying to run on ToolForge in regard to API requests? I've already asked a lot of other users but they haven't been able to help me unfortunately. - Klein Muçi (talk) 20:54, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure, feel free to ask! If I don't know the answer, I'll try to find someone that does. Legoktm (talk) 22:07, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!
So, I have written a short script myself (after a lot of trial and error and experimentation) that basically what it does is that it sends a series of put and get HTTP curl requests in a wiki page and compiles a list with all the results which are saved in a specific file. The script has 1 very specific line though regarding the getrevisionid command that basically it's just "extra", it's a duplicate, the same line twice. If I remove that line though, requests start behaving strange: 2 go through, 1 fails. This pattern repeats until the very end.
Here is the code. The comments are in Albanian but I can translate everything if needed. Line 38 is the problematic one. Normally it shouldn't be there because of the first variable above should already take care of that but...
If it helps, these are 2 tracebacks gotten when the requests go through and when they don't:
Hello! Sorry to disturb. Has there been any kind of small understandment in regard to the strange behavior I described above? - Klein Muçi (talk) 21:33, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 4Edit

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 4, October 2021Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the fourth issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

If you haven’t already, please remember to subscribe here if you would like to be notified about future editions of the newsletter, and also leave your username here if you’d like to be contacted to help with translations in the future.

  • Enforcement Draft Guidelines Review Wrap-up - The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Draft Guidelines Review will come to a close on 17 October 2021, after more than two months of extensive consultations. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable Discussions and Conversation Hours - Another successful roundtable session happened on September 18, 2021 to discuss the EDGR. One last conversation hour will be happening on October 15th, 2021. (continue reading)
  • Movement Charter Drafting Committee Elections - The Movement Charter Drafting Committee selection process has kicked off and will be open until October 25, 2021. Contributors to Wikimedia projects can elect their favorite candidates on to the committee. (continue reading)
  • New Direction for the Newsletter - As we round-up the consultation processes for the Universal Code of Conduct, the facilitation team is currently envisioning new directions for the newsletter. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

MNadzikiewicz (WMF) (talk) 20:27, 14 October 2021 (UTC)


Hi Legoktm, thanks for this Rfc! I would to address my opinion to this:

  • Some global AF on metawiki use MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning to display a warning message. Normally when we design the warning message for a specific AF, it is important to include a link to a false-positive report page, and a simple description about what the user should do to avoid such trigger action. Unfortunately, the default message does not provide enough information.
  • Will this cause some performance issue if the rule inside global AF is too complex? Like if the rule count reach the limitation of $wgAbuseFilterConditionLimit.
  • Curious about the standard of "small" or "medium" wiki. In my opinion, at least Non-GS Wiki should be excluded as the local community is not big enough - so I felt not comfortable about "No wiki will be allowed to opt-out of global filters".

Thanks. Stang 13:47, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

Hello, Thanks for your reply in IRC. Technically, yes we could have opt outs, but I don't think it's a good idea I worry that if the AF may cause collateral damage in the particular wiki(s) but can work properly in another wiki, Opt-out for individual AF is necessary for this/these particular wiki(s). I recommend that allow wiki can be opt-out when the AF cannot work properly in their wiki.

Moreover, I recommend creating a user group for viewing AF by local admin, so that they can easily help users whose edit is triggered and report the error to meta. And only create filters that are enabled everywhere and remain global AF(s) that are enabled in small and medium wikis, rather than set all global AF to enabling on all wikis. The filter enabled everywhere is only used for handling serious cross-wiki vandalism (e.g. botnet attack), so that minimize the collateral damage to large wikis. Thank you. --SCP-2000 15:48, 19 February 2022 (UTC)

@Stang, @SCP-2000: thank you for your feedback! I am going to copy your comments to the RfC page itself and reply there to keep discussion centralized. Legoktm (talk) 07:21, 21 February 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5Edit

I'm sorry about the late delivery of this newsletter. Within the newsletter was material about an ongoing vote, which closes in under 20 hours.

Please share the information links with interested users: Project OverviewUniversal Code of ConductEnforcement guidelines (proposed) • VotingVoter informationVoting link

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 04:06, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 5, January 2022Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the fifth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News (formerly known as Universal Code of Conduct News)! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly or bi-weekly to subscribers. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive these updates.

  • Call for Feedback about the Board elections - We invite you to give your feedback on the upcoming WMF Board of Trustees election. This call for feedback went live on 10th January 2022 and will be concluded on 16th February 2022. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification - In 2021, the WMF asked communities about how to enforce the Universal Code of Conduct policy text. The revised draft of the enforcement guidelines should be ready for community vote in March. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Implementation Grants - As we continue to review several interesting proposals, we encourage and welcome more proposals and ideas that target a specific initiative from the Movement Strategy recommendations. (continue reading)
  • The New Direction for the Newsletter - As the UCoC Newsletter transitions into MSG Newsletter, join the facilitation team in envisioning and deciding on the new directions for this newsletter. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about MSG on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 04:06, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6Edit

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 6, April 2022Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the sixth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board of trustees elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while the more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Leadership Development - A Working Group is Forming! - The application to join the Leadership Development Working Group closed on April 10th, 2022, and up to 12 community members will be selected to participate in the working group. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification Results are out! - The global decision process on the enforcement of the UCoC via SecurePoll was held from 7 to 21 March. Over 2,300 eligible voters from at least 128 different home projects submitted their opinions and comments. (continue reading)
  • Movement Discussions on Hubs - The Global Conversation event on Regional and Thematic Hubs was held on Saturday, March 12, and was attended by 84 diverse Wikimedians from across the movement. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Grants Remain Open! - Since the start of the year, six proposals with a total value of about $80,000 USD have been approved. Do you have a movement strategy project idea? Reach out to us! (continue reading)
  • The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is All Set! - The Committee of fifteen members which was elected in October 2021, has agreed on the essential values and methods for its work, and has started to create the outline of the Movement Charter draft. (continue reading)
  • Introducing Movement Strategy Weekly - Contribute and Subscribe! - The MSG team have just launched the updates portal, which is connected to the various Movement Strategy pages on Meta-wiki. Subscriber to get up-to-date news about the various ongoing projects. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about the UCoC on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

Thanks for reading. Xeno (WMF) 02:23, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Board electionsEdit

Hello. User:Sj and myself are group contact for the Wikimedian for Offline Wikis UserGroup. In July, our UG will participate to the vote to select the 6 people short-list of candidates. If you find the idea agreeable, you are warmly invited to share your thoughts with the group members, either on the talk page of the group or on our mailing list. Note that this is not an obligation of any sort, but simply an option to get our UG to know you better. Thank you for your interest. Anthere (talk) 18:29, 18 May 2022 (UTC)

Email RequestEdit

Hi there! Thank you for submitting your candidacy for the 2022 Board of Trustees election. To make communicating easier, could you please send me your email address? Your email address will not be shared on-wiki. Your email address will only be used by myself, a fellow facilitator supporting the election, or the Deputy Chief of Staff who supports the Board. You may send your email to jkoerner wikimedia.org. Best, JKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:56, 26 May 2022 (UTC)

Sent! Legoktm (talk) 02:57, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7Edit

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

RamzyM (WMF) 01:39, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

Will you please consider answering all the Board election questions in writing?Edit

(Hi Kunal, I know you were the first to agree to do this, for which I thank you very much, but I thought it would be odd to not paste this here anyway.)

Greetings, Board of Trustees candidate! I'm asking all of you to please consider voluntarily answering all of the community-submitted Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Community Voting/Questions for Candidates, instead of just the six top voted that the Elections Committee is asking you to answer on video.

Please see here if you are willing to indicate your agreement.

I'm also hoping you might respond to all 35 Election Compass Likert statements instead of only the 15 most endorsed. Thank you for considering these requests. New4Q (talk) 22:26, 26 July 2022 (UTC)

@New4Q: :) I've expanded on why I said yes on the talk page, in case it can convince any other candidates to also participate.
Regarding the remaining Election Compass statements, that seems reasonable. Once the 15 most endorsed are selected, could you or someone else interested in seeing our responses to the remaining ones put together a wiki page where we can easily put in our responses? Thanks, Legoktm (talk) 01:17, 28 July 2022 (UTC)
Sure: Wikimedia Foundation elections/2022/Community Voting/Questions for Candidates/Sorted, announced on the parent talk page. I'm thinking about doing something similar for the Likert Compass to also include those of which e.g. someone objected to their removal after August 4. New4Q (talk) 11:13, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

What's your name?Edit

The voting is done by real name, not handle; if you hope to persuade people to vote for you in your writings, I think it helps to tell them which candidate you are. Tom Yates (talk) 06:08, 26 August 2022 (UTC)

@Tom Yates: that's an embarrassing oversight on my part, thanks for pointing that out. I added my real name to my user page. Legoktm (talk) 06:13, 26 August 2022 (UTC)
I'm very glad you've fixed it. I read all the responses to questions, and found that Legoktm has strong views (all of which I agree with, as it happens), and the other candidates are behaving like politicians, trying to give what they think are acceptable answers while not committing themselves to anything. So I tried to vote for Legoktm, and was disappointed to find no such name on the ballot paper. I'll vote for you now. Maproom (talk) 22:05, 27 August 2022 (UTC)
@Maproom: thank you for voting! I added my real name to my question answers, that's a good suggestion. Legoktm (talk) 02:50, 28 August 2022 (UTC)

Update to commentlinks.js gadgetEdit

I am about to update my comment links gadget to link the comment's timestamp rather than add a separate [ link ] button. If you prefer the old style, that gadget will be available at commentlinks-v1.js. As before, this gadget is experimental and may stop working at any time, see T275729 for the task to make this a proper feature. Thanks, ESanders (WMF) (talk) 12:15, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

I love it. Thanks for developing it! Legoktm (talk) 00:54, 1 October 2022 (UTC)


Hi, following up on our discussion of 4 September, has the post-mortem occurred? I would like to sign up for notification when the question period begins for the next election. Thanks.Anythingyouwant (talk) 16:45, 8 October 2022 (UTC)

Here’s a link to the discussion on September 4.Anythingyouwant (talk) 09:45, 18 October 2022 (UTC)


Dear Taavi, dear Legoktm,

i'm in the process of joining mastodon and of course discovered the Wikis.world server - which i would really like to join. Esspecially since I already discovered already people on there I know. For my "wiki-credemntials" please see at best my German Wikipedia account. Via mail you can contact me at southpark@wikipedia.de. Thanks a lot. -- southpark (talk) 07:32, 29 October 2022 (UTC)

Awesome, looks like Taavi already sent you an invite. Legoktm (talk) 02:07, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
Hey, could you send me an invite to wikis.world too? Thanks! - Fuzheado (talk) 13:55, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
Sent :) Legoktm (talk) 01:34, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
Dear Taavi, I would like as well to join wikis.world. --Luckyz (talk) 20:43, 7 November 2022 (UTC)
@Luckyz Sent you an invite link via email. Taavi (talk!) 08:10, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
Hi, I'd also like to switch to the wikis.world instance. Could you please send me an invitation? Best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 18:42, 22 November 2022 (UTC)
Hello, I too would like to join this server. Could you please send me an invite at cassidy@wikiedu.org? Thanks, --Cassidy (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:07, 22 November 2022 (UTC)
Sent x2! Legoktm (talk) 04:12, 23 November 2022 (UTC)

Request for invite to Wikis.worldEdit

Hi! I'd like to request for an invite to Wikis.world on Mastodon. I have an existing mas.to account at @ganmatthew, and I have wiki profiles on the English Wikipedia and on Wikitionary. Thanks! Ganmatthew (talk) 10:55, 9 November 2022 (UTC)

Sent via email. Legoktm (talk) 22:36, 9 November 2022 (UTC)

I could use an invite too. Thank you. --Nk (talk) 20:42, 14 November 2022 (UTC)

Sent! Legoktm (talk) 03:51, 15 November 2022 (UTC)
May I have an invite too, please? Tysm. Labdajiwa (talk) 10:15, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
Sent! Legoktm (talk) 16:12, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
Please invite me to join Mastodon via Wikis.world. TIA. Oronsay (talk) 01:30, 21 November 2022 (UTC)
Sent! Legoktm (talk) 03:37, 21 November 2022 (UTC)
Hi! I'm Carmen from Wikimedia Mexico, and we want to add Wikimedia Mexico and Editatona project on Mastodon instance, can I have two invitations? Thanks, --Carmen Alcázar (WMMX) (talk) 19:48, 24 November 2022 (UTC)
Sent! Legoktm (talk) 04:26, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

Hi, I am a wikipedian from Germany, currently on mastodon.social, but I would prefer to move to a smaller and more appropriate instance, so an invite would be very much appreciated. Also: let me know where I could sign a letter or post a message to WMF in order to get a grant for hosting this. Kind regards,--Poupou l'quourouce (talk) 18:35, 25 November 2022 (UTC)

Sent! And definitely, will let you know once we reach that stage. Legoktm (talk) 22:26, 25 November 2022 (UTC)
Thank you so much!--Poupou l'quourouce (talk) 17:20, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

checker.toolforge Does Not Work With .jpg FileEdit

checker.toolforge does not show which pages are already transcluded when use with .jpg file. See example at https://checker.toolforge.org/?db=thwikisource_p&title=ดัชนี:ประกาศจังหวัดจันทบุรี_(๒๕๖๓-๐๖-๐๕).jpg. It is transcluded to s:th:ประกาศจังหวัดจันทบุรี_เรื่องฯ_ความเท่าเทียมระหว่างเพศฯ_ลงวันที่_5_มิถุนายน_2563 --Bebiezaza (talk) 10:47, 20 November 2022 (UTC)