Fundraising translation feedbackEdit
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 Polish 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.
- Hey thanks for your post on my talk page. You should recheck the page and I think the correct czech text is there now :) thanks for letting me know. Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 16:33, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Arranging the ability to edit of Juandev on cz.wikiversityEdit
Permanent link to your request for information and response. The solution you would want to use, probably, is to make Juandev "IP block exempt." That is a user right, normally any admin can add it. I give what I hope are the exact instructions in the permanent link. If that does not work, you may also unblock the IP that has been blocked. Because Billinghurst blocked for open proxy, but only blocked locally, what he did may be locally reversed by any local sysop, but it would be a courtesy to notify him. You do not need to notify him to make Juandev IP block exempt. Thanks for your attention to this, please encourage Juandev to calm down. This matter could have been resolved without a Meta RfC. In particular, Juandev is a sysop on en.wikiversity, and has no problem there, though he's been inactive for a while. On behalf of the en.Wikiversity community, I invite collaboration and cooperation, and assisting with technical issues would be fine. There was a resource started on WMF sysop training, v:How to be a Wikimedia sysop, and it could be developed, and, of course, translated into Czech. --Abd (talk) 16:12, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks a lot for both the information:
- On Juandev: I try to follow your (and others') instructions to end the block of Juandev.
- On the sysop course: That's something I hoped somebody would create! I am going to add the course to my work links and put a czech version of it on my todo-list. --Mmh (talk) 20:50, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
- Update: I have exempted Juandev from the IP blocking, and he has reassured he can edit now. Thanks once more. --Mmh (talk) 22:25, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
- Great! That out of the way, Cz.wv users, including Juandev, may begin the process of resolving disputes. It will take some (small) collection of users who are interested in structure and in making the wiki a safe place. From what I've seen, Danny B. may know technical matters, but is weak in other areas. Juandev is surprisingly naive, given that this is the user who filed a meta RFC that led to Jimbo resigning his intrusive Founder tools. Turns out he was quite lucky. There was no meta process for what he did then. Wikis do allow communities to express themselves, and it doesn't take "rules." It does take people who understand how to write for a community. Some use that skill for their own agendas, some for community consensus. The skills are taught in academic programs on mediation and arbitration, the wikiversities are good places to work this out. --Abd (talk) 01:43, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Asking billinhurst for help...Edit
Here I tried find better way to solve problems with Danny B.. - Tady jsem se pokoušel najít lepší řešení problému s Dannym B. --Kusurija (talk) 20:36, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Superprotect letter updateEdit
Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.
Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.
I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.
Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.
Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.