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Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on outreach to outside knowledge networks from February 2017. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating. I want to improve how campaigns are run, so let me know if there's something that could be done better for next time.

Please feel free to let me know on my talk page if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:34, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

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Hi there, there was a error with the Inspire survey link that caused the survey to be shown as expired, but has now been fixed. The link in the above message should now bring you to the survey. Apologies, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:20, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

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Why are you closing my page? I'm the presenter of the show

Hi. Unfortunately, I am not sure what you are referring to. Could you clarify, please? Thank you! --Vogone (talk) 11:02, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

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Hi @Vogone:!

Two days ago, the Connected Open Heritage project ended, and we are working hard to spread the words about the data and images that have been uploaded to Wikimedia projects as much as possible.

As part of that, we have written a template for a press release that we will send to different Wikimedia chapters in countries were there have been data added on cultural heritages. I saw that you state that you like to translate between English and German on your User Page. If you have the time and feel like it, it would be a tremendous help for us if you'd like to translate the template into German (and any other language you speak). You find the template to translate here!

Best, Eric Luth (WMSE) (talk) 10:11, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Nahuatl Wikipedia 2Edit

Hello; In this page, is over second closure for Nahuatl Wikipedia. Regards.--Marrovi (talk) 05:57, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

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user:Holder abuse as global sysopEdit

Hi Vogone. This global admin has been deleting photographs relevant to Bikol Wikipedia project. I am a former admin and had finally blocked him. He asked me to unblock his account even asking for an apology and promised not to delete more files. I blocked him for he was guilty of his action but he unblocked himself twice then he immediately find a way to remove my admin rights via another global admin who like himself does not speak the local language. This kind of admims are the reason why it is very hard to keep new contributors and it also pisses old contributors. --Filipinayzd (talk) 15:22, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi everyone
I've deleted files that have been uploaded without any free license. All these files were listed in category for deletion bcl:Kategorya:Tolos-tolos_na_mga_pagparà. Some of these pictures are surely copyright violations, see e. g. this picture. I've informed the uploader over a year ago on this probliem. Nothing happened. So when I was deleting these files in Category:Request for deletion Filipinayzd blocked me infinitely without asking me for stopping deletions. The only thing I've done on bcl:wp since then is unblocking me and explaining my edits. --Holder (talk) 15:37, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
You wanted to have a discussion after your account was blocked. You could not wait for 2 hours being blocked so you unblocked yourself. I could imagine how you felt when you get paralyzed temporarily. You must have felt the same feeling of other users you blocked or users whose contribution were mass deleted by you. Of course, it is easier to ignore the effort put into by contributors than educating them. --Filipinayzd (talk) 17:25, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi @Filipinayzd:, I'm sorry how this situation escalated. While Holder is right that there is a licensing policy which has to be followed on Wikimedia wikis, I understand your frustration with regards to Holder's actions, especially the usage of global sysop tools to overrule a local admin's decision, which is certainly out of scope ("for the purposes of antivandalism and routine maintenance […] no extra editorial control over content or the local community"). Yet, while this certainly contributed to the escalation, I do not believe that Holder intended to do any harm to you or your community. I would suggest trying to label the files that are important to your community appropriately so that they can eventually be transferred to Wikimedia Commons where applicable (you don't have to do the transfer by yourself, but adding appropriate licence tags is a prerequisite, unfortunately). With regards to your admin rights, if the issue mentioned in the logs (expired temporary adminship) is true you may simply ask your community to prolong it and if nobody objects you will be granted these admin rights again upon a request at SRP. Kind regards, --Vogone (talk) 18:28, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

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Hi Vogone, I am having a hard time finding the RFC for the global sysop group, do you know where it is? Huji (talk) 19:49, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Sure. Have a look at Global sysops/Vote. Regards, --Vogone (talk) 19:55, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

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Some changes in your UP (Meta)Edit


By visiting your personal page (on Meta), I wanted to make the following changes :

  • (My work) : |fr = Actuellement, je m'occupe principalement de la lutte du vandalisme globale dans le [[SWMT]].
  • (Contact me) : |fr = * [[User talk:Vogone| Ma page de discussion sur Meta]]

I can't save the changes myself but it's better like that ! A fr-N who writes to you today.  

Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 07:31, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup ! --Vogone (talk) 14:06, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
C'est mieux ainsi. Euh... It's better that way. Euh... Tai geriau... I think we say in Lithuanian (Google translate bof !). See you later. Best regards. --Eihel (talk) 14:18, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

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Page deletions on Somali language WikipediaEdit

bonjour vogone we meet again - pages of Somalia Wikipedia of good quality have deleated by you , yes , you can you explane actions for such good pages !!!!

can you check the files of appropriate looking before such Wikipedia carnage by you Nibluestar glad talk to other wikipedians but 200 pages of good standard is reinstatement is " no forfeit for problems but later" Ronald Regan 1982 — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

@ Hi. The pages have been deleted because they have been found to be copies of English language Wikipedia articles and as well did not appear to be human translations. Copies have to be attributed properly and translations should be human translations. If you are interested in translating content from other Wikipedias, then creating an account and using so:Special:ContentTranslation might be a good idea. --Vogone (talk) 15:15, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

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Central notice adminshipEdit

Gott zum Gruße! For security reasons, the Foundation decided to remove the rights related to Central Notice adminship from regular Meta admins, so that only the special group "central notice administrators" still has them. Since you made CN-related actions in the last 12 months, WMF requested us Meta bureaucrats to add you to do this group, in order not to disturb your workflow. The announcement can be found here. Gut Hut! --MF-W 23:45, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

You have received an e-mailEdit

I've emailed you via the interface :) Seddon (WMF) (talk) 06:28, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

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Meine Benutzerseite!?Edit

Warum wird es gelöscht? --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 07:09, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

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Oops. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:21, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Indeed, this is a very appropriate summary of this distressing situation. --Vogone (talk) 21:27, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

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Possible POV (cross-wiki)Edit

Hello, could you check this case? Or at least transfer it to another user.

In summary, the same account has been making a series of modifications in several Wikipedia (pt, fr, es, en, it, ar, tr, among others). However, I have already noticed several issues that the account alleges "false information", but it has no sources to prove it, as well as the new information it posts.

In short, I believe it is a case of defense of a Point of View (POV), many of the editions on Wikipedia pt, it, and es are poorly worded, and even if reverted to, the account insists on resetting the content. Edmond Dantès d'un message? 21:28, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Too much fast for me. Matiia (talk) 23:10, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

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Template_talk: SWMT-MembersEdit

Hey Vogone, As you were previously involved in discussions on Template_talk: SWMT-Members, your input will be really helpful on a recent discussion about making single list of users instead experienced and new. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:35, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

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Happy to see youEdit

I was so worried that you seemed to have left. I'm so glad you're here, happier to see you than anything that's happened recently! --Sotiale (talk) 06:58, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

I agree with this message 100%. – Ajraddatz (talk) 13:03, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
I agree with these two people above me.--AldnonymousBicara? 13:07, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

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Home pageEdit

Hi. I happened to visit Main Page just now and noticed the headings we hid so many years ago (April 2012!) are now back. Could that edit be undone please? The page was designed so that those elements weren't needed. --MZMcBride (talk) 07:44, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Unfortunately my memory doesn't reach back 2 years with sufficient detail, but I am pretty sure there was a reason for this change. At that time we were migrating the main page to the translate extension and discovered multiple issues (the main page was largely broken, especially if your interface language was not set to 'en') that had not been fixed for years, indeed. If you want I can try to re-construct my motivation for this particular edit, but I doubt it's worth the effort. --Vogone (talk) 19:08, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
Can we retry that CSS please? I very much doubt it was contributing to the brokenness you're describing. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 09:03, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

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Notice of review of adminshipEdit

Hello Vogone. In accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and because you have made fewer than ten logged administrator actions over the past six months, your adminship is under review at Meta:Administrators/Removal/April 2020. If you would like to retain your adminship, please sign there before April 09, 2020. Kind regards, MF-W 22:33, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Sloppel :( – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:23, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

A noteEdit

Hello Abuse Filter helper, we had recently have a new group Abuse filter maintainer which allows the same level of access with additional rights to edit the filters yourself among other things. If you are interested after reading the documentation, do apply at SRGP. Thanks.Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 08:56, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

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Notice of removal of adminshipEdit


I regret to inform you that, in accordance with Meta:Administrators/Removal and as a result of your inactivity, administrator rights have been removed from your account. Please see Meta:Administrators/Removal/October 2020 for details. Kind regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:32, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Sloppel :( – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:18, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

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Invitation for Functionary consultation 2021Edit

Greetings SWMT member,

I'm letting you know in advance about a meeting I'd like to invite you to regarding the Universal Code of Conduct and the community's ownership of its future enforcement. I'm still in the process of putting together the details, but I wanted to share the date with you: 10 July, 2021. I do not have a time on this date yet, but I will let you soon. We have created a meta page with basic information. Please take a look at the meta page and sign up your name under the appropriate section.

Thank you for your time.--BAnand (WMF) 03:21, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

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Discussion about CentralNotice Adminship inactivity and membershipEdit

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