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-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 14:36, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll openEdit

Hi there,

You are receiving this message because you voiced your opinion at the Request for Comment on the Wikimedia Travel Guide.

The proposed naming poll opened a few days ago and you can vote for as many of the proposed names as you wish, if you are eligible. Please see Travel Guide/Naming Process for full details on voting eligibility and how the final name will be selected. Voting will last for 14 days, and will terminate on 16 October at 06:59:59 UTC.

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 22:10, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

SVG text rendered incorrectly despite using officially supported fontsEdit

See en:User_talk:ToBeFree/Archive_2#SVG_text_rendered_incorrectly_despite_using_officially_supported_fonts

ToBeFree (talk) 04:15, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Next steps for the wish “confirmation prompt for the rollback link”Edit

Hello, a while ago you participated in a feedback round about a proposal how accidental clicks on the rollback link could be avoided. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and ideas!
Looking at the feedback and the rollback situation in different wikis, the development team decided how to approach this wish: As a default, most wikis won’t have a confirmation. But users who wish to have one, can enable it in their preferences, which will add a confirmation prompt to the rollback link on the diff page and on the list pages. The prompt won’t be a pop-up, but an inline prompt like for the thanks confirmation. You can read more about the planned solution and what influenced this decision on the project page. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:46, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for all the work   ToBeFree (talk) 15:09, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Images require permissionEdit

Hello. I have just seen that you have flagged my images that need permission. Previously you flagged a conflict of interest with the subject that you have now retracted. The images I found were on Google, but the source is the subject's website. If I contact someone who works for the subject, will this be considered as a conflict? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by RMP00 (talk) 17:57, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi RMP00, that's an interesting question. As your main focus is probably getting the article reviewed, and as conflicts of interest should be avoided while writing an article, I personally would recommend not to contact anyone related to the subject at this point. If the person is notable according to the English Wikipedia's notability guidelines, and if the article is accepted by a reviewer, you can still ask the photographer for permission. This can always be done, even years after the images have been "deleted". According to commons:COM:OTRS, deleted images will be restored at any time if sufficient permission is received. ToBeFree (talk) 18:07, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

I see. Thank you ToBeFree, I will try to reach out to the photographers, but as you mentioned I can provide permission even after the images have been deleted. I want to make sure I have the best chances of getting the article approved. I wanted to ask another question, we have spoken previously, I'm very new to Wikipedia and am currently struggling to make sure I tick-off every criteria. I do believe the subject [[1]] is notable enough to warrant an article. If I'm not able to complete this, do you have any suggestions for someone who could help me complete this? Also, if I choose to abandon this, can the subject have an article made for him in the future? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by RMP00 (talk) 18:17, 14 November 2019‎

Thanks RMP00, and no problem. However, many editors underestimate the relatively high notability requirements on the English Wikipedia. It is important to note that no amount of editing can overcome a lack of notability.
Abandoned drafts are "deleted" after six months (see en:WP:G13). However, they can be restored on request by anyone (see en:WP:REFUND/G13). To prevent losing access to the draft content, you should create a local copy on your computer.
Perhaps the person is not notable yet, but notable in the future. In this case, your draft can easily be used as a foundation for a new Wikipedia article, by anyone, at any time in the future. Your work is not lost.
There may be people who offer to "help" you with this for pay. They can't change the notability of the person and are likely scammers; depending on the contract, you will lose money for nothing. The Wikipedia community is extremely cautious in this regard, and hiring a paid editor to continue your work will almost certainly backfire. For this reason, I strongly advise against looking for someone to continue the work. Money can't buy notability.
Best regards,
ToBeFree (talk) 18:46, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Appreciate the advice. Very kind of you. (unsigned)

You're welcome   ToBeFree (talk) 20:43, 14 November 2019 (UTC)