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Welcome to Meta!


Hello Litlok!, 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 Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing! -- Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:59, 22 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Mail sent


Just to prove it's me ;-) Litlok 11:27, 16 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Ta correction sur Distribution list/Global message delivery


Àma ça ne fonctionnera pas, les messages vont être mis sur fr:Wikipédia:Le Bistro du jour, ce qui n'est pas mieux que sur fr:Wikipédia:Le Bistro. Pour le Wiktionnaire j'ai tenté ça, mais j'ignore si ça fonctionne, voir Talk:Distribution list/Global message delivery. --ArséniureDeGallium 19:38, 21 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Adding a babel


As you are applying for a global renamer right, would you mind adding a Babel code in the form ... {{#babel:xx|xx1|..|xxn}} to your user page. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:06, 2 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Global renamer


Hi Litlok. Just wanted to inform you that Matanya added you to the global renamer user group today, thus you are now able to globally rename accounts via Special:GlobalRenameUser. Good luck and if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to ask of course! Trijnsteltalk 16:28, 4 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Mailing list for global renamers


Dear global renamer,

We have created a mailing list for us to allow easy communication. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Additionally, you might be interested to know of the existance of the #wikimedia-renameconnect IRC channel where you are welcome to join. Should you have any questions, feel free to use my talk page.

Cordially, Savhñ 15:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hello Litlok! Thank you for alerting me about this parasite carriage! That is strange, I'm using the default signature... any idea what might be causing this it? Greetings!--Leon saudanha (talk) 22:44, 9 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello again Litlok! good morning! I left yesterday before you answer, so I'm just commenting today. Would if I changing my signature this problem is solved, at least while the exact cause is not identified? Greetings!--Leon saudanha (talk) 13:15, 10 February 2015 (UTC)Reply
I understand. I will keep my default signature then go and correcting the mistakes myself; =) .. Thanks for everything and goodbye: =)! Have a great afternoon !!!! Greetings and good edits!!!--Leon saudanha (talk) 15:09, 10 February 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hello Litlok, good night! The problem with my signature appears to have been resolved, and i finished to vote in elections to the Stewards. As I am of the en-wiki vacation, i would like to help with something here at the meta. you could give me something for me to do here? Greetings!--Leon saudanha (talk) 21:42, 12 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hello Litlok, good morning! today saw your answer to my question :=). I do not know if I'll do it today, but i follow your tip ;=) If I learn a little French, i make a visit in the French wiki :). Greetings and good edits!--Leon saudanha (talk) 13:37, 13 February 2015 (UTC)Reply

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.

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Hi, regarding Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/19620. User didn't ask to rename their username to "Jochanan1". You should have deny the request or if you can't understand request, just leave it and let someone else (preferable someone who speaks Finnish) handle it. --Stryn (talk) 07:31, 30 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Plagiarism detection


Hi! You voted for improving plagiarism detection as an important suggestions in the community wishlist survey last year. I'm pinging people who showed interest in that task to tell them we have some suggestions for how things could look, if you'd like to glance at them and give us some feedback. They're available here: phab:T120435#2266283. It's easiest if comments are left in Phabricator, since that's where much of the development is happening, but they can be left on Meta too, of course. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:21, 13 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Cross-wiki watchlist


Hi again! You also voted for the cross-wiki watchlist as an important suggestions in the community wishlist survey last year. I'm pinging editors who showed interest in that task to tell them we have some suggestions for how things could look, if you'd like to glance at them and give us some feedback. You can find them on the project page on Meta. If you'd like to share any comments, you're very welcome to do so on the talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 01:00, 21 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Your email to me


Hi, Litlok:

I saw through the Wikipedia message system that you had sent me an email. Unfortunately my email server is down at the moment, so I cannot read it. If the content of your message permits, I would recommend you to write it here instead.

Best regards / Ternarius (talk) 13:21, 16 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

2016 Community Wishlist Survey



You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.

The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

No renaming between November 20 and November 27



You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2016 (UTC)Reply



Hi Litlok, IMHO this is a misleading username, since it corresponds to some elements of mediawiki's interface. --Vituzzu (talk) 16:26, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Vituzzu, I'm not sure it is ambiguous, as in the interface the usernames in the history of the article, and the titles of the articles are clearly separated. But feel free to revert the renaming if you think that's not OK. Litlok (talk) 19:50, 2 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat


Hi Litlok. I'm not sure you did recept a notification about this, but I mentioned you here. Regards, Jmvkrecords (Intra talk) 03:44, 7 May 2017 (UTC).Reply

Maintenant je viens de voir laquelle est ta langue maternelle... J'aurais préféré te saluer en français... Jmvkrecords (Intra talk) 03:49, 7 May 2017 (UTC).Reply



Bonjour Litlok !
Je vous prie de bien vouloir donner votre avis sur la question suivante.
Le 27-07-2017, j'ai envoyé la demande d'autorisation d'importer un extrait de l'interview du réalisateur Dominique Delouche :
Dominique Delouche sur Éric Laborey (le 13-07-2017).pdf
sur Commons.
J'ai également joint à cette lettre ma correspondance avec M. Delouche où il donne l'autorisation de publication ce texte sur Wikipédia :
Re_ Éric Laborey (1-5).pdf
Le 30-07-2017, j'ai reçu la lettre de refus
Le critère « travail inédit » ne doit pas être interprété de manière étroite et bureaucratique.
Ce n'est pas une nouvelle théorie ou un concept scientifique. C'est la source primaire que l'auteur accorde exclusivement à Wikipedia. Tout est clair et évident.
J'espère votre compréhension, --V2016 (talk) 03:14, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

@V2016: je ne connais pas le dossier et n'ai pas le temps de m'y intéresser. Cependant, l'interdiction de publier un travail inédit, c'est-à-dire non publié auparavant par une source de qualité, est un principe non négociable sur Wikipédia. Une « source primaire que l'auteur accorde exclusivement à Wikipedia » ne peut par conséquent pas être publié sur Wikipédia. Litlok (talk) 07:39, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply
Comment ça " je n'ai pas le temps "? Vous êtes l'administrateur de Commons : vous devez vous acquitter de vos fonctions. --V2016 (talk) 16:42, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply
Je ne suis pas administrateur sur Commons, comme vous pouvez le vérifier ;-). Donc examiner ce cas me prendrait beaucoup plus de temps qu'à un administrateur, puisqu'il faudrait que j'aille en solliciter un pour obtenir des informations. De plus, nous sommes tous bénévoles, administrateurs ou pas donc si nous n'avons pas le temps de faire quelque chose, c'est que… nous n'avons pas le temps de le faire (obligations professionnelles, familiales, autres priorités, etc.). Litlok (talk) 16:57, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Can you rename my username?


Please rename my username to "C_abr"

Thank you! Chantalduboisadam (talk) 02:44, 16 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

Global renames


Hello! I assume you've not read the email I've just sent to the mailing list :-)

All global renames are failing: Special:GlobalRenameProgress. Could you please halt renames until the queue is clear again? Thanks!


Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:01, 16 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

@MarcoAurelio: oops, I hadn't noticed. Apparently however, a few changes went smoothly… Strange. Litlok (talk) 15:06, 16 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

Help need/ Sugestions


Hello, Good Day, I just wanted to know how I can retain my name with the following acronym (WMF) in the Wikimedia project and another how I can participate in the (Group / OTRS) which is also a program that there is in Wikimedia? An ordinary user can join this program. -- 14:49, 23 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

The acronym WMF is reserved for the Wikimedia Foundation staff and is therefore not allowed for regular users such as me, for example. The process to join the OTRS team is described in the page OTRS/Recruiting. Litlok (talk) 14:54, 23 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thank You, Litlok! Not delete this page, please. -- 23:13, 23 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hello; In this page, is over second closure for Nahuatl Wikipedia. Regards.--Marrovi (talk) 06:32, 10 October 2017 (UTC)Reply



w:pl:Specjalna:Wkład/Hujwamwdupe means "dıck you in A$$". Silesiaer (talk) 09:17, 27 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

Please block him globally. Thank you. Silesiaer (talk) 12:58, 29 October 2017 (UTC)Reply

[Wikipedia & Education User Group] Updates: November 2018



Integrating Wikimedia with education is a powerful strategy for the outreach of Wikimedia projects. Realising this concept, a group of leaders promoted this and formed the Wikipedia Education Collaborative. After some time, this evolved to become a user group, officially recognised by the Affiliations Committee in June 2018. The user group had its first board elections earlier in September. In the process to formalise activities and give a shape the user group for long-term sustainability, we are now revamping our processes. Thanks for supporting us during incubation stages, we are now inviting you to formally join the user group by following the instructions on the members' page. Being a member will allow you to be a part of this wonderful collaboration and also do interesting stuff.

Kind regards
On behalf of Wikipedia and Education UG, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)Reply



Shouldn’t this page say "a sysop?" – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 04:58, 3 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Ilovemydoodle: Thank you! I hadn't noticed it :-) Litlok (talk) 05:07, 3 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
Also, it says "bureaucrat" when it should say "a bureaucrat." – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 02:01, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
@Ilovemydoodle: thank you once again. As a native French speaker, I wasn't aware of this rule (in French, we can "factorize" such expressions). Litlok (talk) 15:07, 19 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
I am glad to help. – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 10:00, 27 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
This can work in English, but only in certain in situations. For example: If you were the only sysop and/or bureaucrat, it would be correct to factorize (as in "[...] I am the sysop and bureaucrat [...]"). – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 13:43, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is requested


Hello Litlok, We are conducting a poll of global renamers and stewards regarding some future toolings related to some rename requests. Your feedback is requested at the poll on VRT WIKI. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply