Synchbot requestEdit

Hello Vogone. Your request for global CSS on every wiki has been fulfilled (see the archived request & bot log). —Pathoschild 00:22, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! Vogone (talk) 18:13, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Esperanto deleteEdit

ich moechte gern etwa von Esperanto-sprache--Penarc (talk) 18:18, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Der Artikel wurde nicht gelöscht. Der Antrag ist weg. ;) Grüße, --Vogone (talk) 18:22, 26 August 2012 (UTC)

Slovak WikipediaEdit

Hi. Please, add to babel language Slovak (for other users) and to User Talk add redirect to this talk. Thanks. (Sorry for my bad English). --TheComputerMan (talk) 15:58, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

  Done Greetings, Vogone (talk) 16:19, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Spanish WikiversityEdit

Hello Vogone, step here to tell you just open up a nomination for bureaucrat in Wikiversity in Spanish. I appreciate your interest in the project. Also you should know that there are new candidates for administrator and bureaucrats here and here. You can contact me by sending me a message on my talk or my talk on Wikiversity. A greeting.--  Cyrax (Comando) 02:32, 12 September 2012 (UTC)


I request Gerrit account. But your transwiki right expired day be close.. I worry about it. Sotiale (talk) 13:30, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Okay, fine. I think, you don't have to worry about my transwiki right expiration, because I think if a Steward sees this delay, he would expand my right. Greetings, Vogone (talk) 16:59, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

About SRPEdit

Generally, crat right request needs 10+ voters. But Wikiversity participant is small, We cannot make 10+ voters; That is, We must request it to local crat. As you know, Wikiversity BETA has 2 crats. Although they're inactive now, at least We send e-mail and talkpage message. I already leave message about it. It is not emergency things. I don't want that you do behavior like previous my error :) Regards, Sotiale (talk) 01:12, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Global settings changeEdit

Hello. Sorry not to have handled your request before, but I've been busy last months. I would need a temporary password to be able to make the changes. Can you please send it to me by mail via Special:EmailUser/Quentinv57 ? Regards, -- Quentinv57 (talk) 09:41, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

  Done :) Regards, Vogone (talk) 16:53, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Congrats …Edit

… for having become a global rollbacker. ;-) —DerHexer (Talk) 16:47, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Oh, thank you very much. :-) Vogone (talk) 16:51, 27 October 2012 (UTC) Was soll das, bitteschön? Vielleicht machen Sie sich erst mal mit den Regeln des Projekts Wikiquote vertraut, bevor Sie sich als Besserwisser aufspielen: "was probably here reverting or fixing unhelpful edits and won't be staying long." In sog. Themenartikeln dürfen nur Zitate stehen, die auch einen Autorenartikel haben. Der Artikel Murray Gell-Mann wurde am 9. August 2011 aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen gelöscht. Unter ausdrücklichem Hinweis darauf habe dann noch am selben Tag bei Emergenz ein Gell-Mann Zitat gelöscht. Ein weiteres habe ich eben gelöscht, als ich bemerkte, dass ich es bisher übersehen hatte. Außerdem habe ich ein Zitat von Robert B. Laughlin über Einstein entfernt, in dem Emergenz nicht vorkommt. Zu einem weiteren Robert B. Laughlin-Zitat habe ich die englische Originalversion entfernt, weil diese nur im Autorenartikel aufgeführt werden soll. (talk) 00:15, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Fehler zu machen ist nicht unmenschlich. Ich entschuldige mich aufrichtig dafür. Dürfte ich Sie fragen, ob ihr Benutzername irgendetwas mit zu tun hat? In dem Fall würde ich Ihnen raten, sich umzubenennen, da „Werbung“ in Benutzernamen grundsätzlich unerwüscht ist, es sei denn, man vertritt diese Organisation offiziell. Dies soll kein Vorwurf bzw. Angriff sein, sondern nur ein gut gemeinter Hinweis. Freundlich verbleibend, Vogone (talk) 00:29, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Copyvio tag for deletionEdit

Just wondering what was the copyvio tag about on the deletion tag for The Rescuers about since it's a direct copy of the en article, I know it is still grounds for deletions in Ilokano wikipedia because it's written in English but I want to know about the copyvio reason so I know what to look for in the future . Thanks and regard.--Lam-ang (talk) 17:46, 9 December 2012 (UTC)

Well, it is forbidden to c&p content, even from other WMF projects. You have to import, if you want to translate. The 3.0 License under which all articles are licensed says that you have to attribute the work. It mustn't look like the work is from the IP. The names of the authors must be visible in the page history. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 17:59, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm aware of the license that all wikipedia articles are released, and that anyone editing wikipedia released their work based on those licensed when you get warned by this message "By clicking the "Save page" button, you are agreeing to Wikimedia's terms of use and privacy policy, and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 License and the GFDL. You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license." , so technically I can copypaste any articles from WMF wikipedias and that the hyperlink or URL to the license is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license since all WMF wikpedias are hyperlink to that license. But what you are telling us is that editors must have an imports rights (which is impossible to grant anyone who wants to edit) to translate articles from en wikipedia? Please advice or clarify because you got me confused by your statements. Please direct me also where you sourced this statement "forbidden to c&p content, even from other WMF projects". Thanks and regards--Lam-ang (talk) 18:32, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to redirect you to Wikipedia:Requests for page importation and Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 20:33, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
I have read them but still didn't answer some of my questions, what is the reason of the copyvio for "The Rescuers" it obviously satiesfied all requirements for attribution, the article page was linked to CC-BY-SA and GDFL license it has an en interwiki to satisfy the source for translation or origin of the cut and pasted parts of the article, but you are saying that editors need imports rights to translate and forbidden to cut and paste.--Lam-ang (talk) 21:10, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
And he is right. An interwiki link is never sufficient for a translation; there are millions of interwiki links which connect independent articles. On Wikipedia:Requests for page importation you can read “This is a place to request that pages be imported with history of pages from other Wikimedia Foundation wikis to here. This might be done if a page was copied and pasted from a WMF wiki“. A simple cut and paste (even if it contains a link to the original article [history] or the whole history added to one revision or the talk page) is always a worse solution than to import the history of an article into another one. I am not a lawyer, Vogone neither, and even if you'd be one I doubt that you know all legal implications of the GFDL/CC licenses in all given laws (US and local ones). For me, it is self-evident that a complete copy of the history would stand all accusations while possible gentlmen agreements wouldn't. So please ask a steward to copy the history (I can do that if you tell me the original and the translated article). Cheers —DerHexer (Talk) 21:24, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
So what you are saying is we need to import or request a steward to import a history of an article from any WMF wikipedias before we can even translate to satisfy the attribution requirements? So if this is true, the Ilokano wikipedia might have to be deleted from the database because it's full of translated articles from en wikipedia without the full history. I'm not a lawyer either but confused by some of the statements that's why I'm asking clarification here.--Lam-ang (talk) 22:01, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
Well, the WMF closes its eyes and accepts the gentlemen agreement. I don't know any law suit regarding this issue. But the German Wikipedia decided to handle this stricter and imports all revisions that has been used for any translation (if it's technically possible). Since Vogone is coming from the German Wikipedia, he obviously adopts the same procedure for each translation he sees on other wikis too. What we don't see we can't fix. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:10, 9 December 2012 (UTC)


That is the text you reverted, probably as spam, translated in French: «La première université du Congo Belge a été érigée à Kisantu, la FOMULAC et la CADULAC.» -- 21:55, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the translation. Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 21:57, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Courtesy vanishingEdit

NO, I don't want my old user pages reverted. I want them deleted. They are showing up in Google searches and I want to vanish for privacy reasons. 02:17, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Then request it with your former account, please. Vogone (talk) 13:02, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

Happy Global sysop :-)Edit

Viel Spaß und Erfolg mit den globalen Knöpfen! LG --Iste (D) 12:44, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Congrats :-) --Frigotoni ...i'm here; 20:24, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Congrats. Could you please subscribe to the global sysops mailing list as well if you haven't done it already? Thanks and good luck. Regards, Trijnsteltalk 20:39, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you all. @Trijnstel: Yes, I've already subscribed but a list administrator has to accept. Cheers, Vogone (talk) 21:23, 16 January 2013 (UTC)
I need that you confirm me that you have requested access in order to approve your subscription. Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:57, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
  Confirmed --Vogone (talk) 21:46, 18 January 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for improving translation at the mw:Communication/de! Maybe you do finish it? That would be wonderful! --Kaganer (talk) 21:12, 30 January 2013 (UTC)


Wahlberechtigungs-Prüfungen bitte nur über die Template:Stewards/Elections 2013/Voters/Check. Da gibt's nen Bot, der die neuen Wähler immer dort einträgt und die Prüfungen wieder auf die Wahlseiten überträgt. --MF-W 15:28, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Okay, danke. Warum gibt es eigentlich nur bei deiner Kandidatur die Möglichkeit, über ein Skript abzustimmen? Grüße, Vogone (talk) 15:35, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
(Hihi) - Das geht eigentlich bei allen... Template:Se-banner muss auf der Seite vorhanden sein. Beschwerden über das Skript bitte an Hoo :P --MF-W 15:45, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Nominated you for adminship on Meta-WikiEdit

Hi. I've gone ahead and nominated you for adminship on Meta-Wiki here: Meta:Requests for adminship/Vogone. I'm not sure I did everything correctly. I think it's close enough, though. Good luck! --MZMcBride (talk) 18:49, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

I am quite surprised about this nomination. Thank you for the trust and I hope I will not get problems with the eligibility. :-) Kind regards, Vogone (talk) 19:46, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Hi Vogone. WOuld you consider withdrawing your current RfA, and either waiting until we hash out the requirements? Even if you are unwilling to wait, would you consider withdrawing and resubmitting? Being that you are now an admin on wikidata, the requirement that you be an admin on a content wiki can be considered fulfilled (by many) whereas now, technically, when your request was submitted, you were not an admin on any content wiki. Perhaps discuss the idea with some of your more vocal supporters; I just don't want our crats to be in the unenviable position of having to have policy trump consensus or vice versa. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 16:54, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
    • Strangely, you don't seem to have any issue putting an adminship candidate in an unenviable position, though.... --MZMcBride (talk) 19:22, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
        • I do have an issue, which is the above was a suggestion and I also mentioned that it would be a good idea to discuss the issue with other people (mainly those who supported his nomination). I do not envy him either; I think he is in the stronger position, though, as I can see absolutely no way that he will not become an admin eventually. The only question is a (perhaps picayune) technicality with the current nomination. I speak from some personal experience. See commons:Commons:Requests and votes/Avraham and commons:Commons:Requests and votes/Avraham (2nd attempt). -- Avi (talk) 20:02, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
      • Why not simply extend the request for one week, counting from Feb. 24st, when Vogone became a Wikidata admin? Mathonius (talk) 19:31, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
    • If we agree on that, then we might as well let this go through as is (which is not necessarily a bad idea). The issue is, if someone is going to be a stickler for the current policy, then we have to have a valid nomination. If we accept this nomination as valid in and of itself (which "extending" would mean) then it's pretty clear Vogone should be an admin and why make him wait extra time unnecessarily? -- Avi (talk) 20:04, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
      • We have to have a valid nomination according to any possible or theoretical objection? Or what? Anarchy? Papal schism? :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 22:33, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
        • Is w:Antipope an acceptable advanced permission?   -- Avi (talk) 22:38, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry that turned into such a mess. :-( Re-nominate yourself in a month or so, or I'd be happy to re-file. This is Meta-Wiki being... why everyone hates Meta-Wiki sometimes. But we're gonna see reform of the previous rules. God willing. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:01, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Why wait a month? At this point Vogone is an admin on wikidata, which fulfills the current requirements (at least IMO) and there should be no problem. Also, Vogone, I'd like to commend you on your handling of this situation; you easily could have gotten very angry and taken out your frustrations on wiki—you didn't. That is a testament to your maturity. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 02:51, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, maturity in the face of rather shocking immaturity. Anyway, I'm sorry to see you withdraw; I hope to see you run again very soon. PeterSymonds (talk) 20:04, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

I want to say thank you to everybody who supported me during this RFA. Such a support pursued with so much effort is not self-evident. Particularly for these users I am sorry for the abandonment. However, I think, this was the best solution to resolve this messy situation. I hope you can understand me. Greetings, Vogone talk 00:29, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

About babel box on minwikiEdit

Hi Vogone,

Can you fix babel box issue on minwiki? It's not automatically add category. Is there any task to do before it run automatically? Kind regards,  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 03:17, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I have filed a bug. Kind regards, Vogone talk 23:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)


Please see Meta:Babel#Country_name_translation. πr2 (t • c) 19:17, 27 March 2013 (UTC)


[1]. πr2 (t • c) 01:15, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

I just do not understand why the creation of an alias was rejected, although moving wikis is not possible yet. Regards, Vogone talk 01:55, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
I have no idea... I just created a bug like you recommended and then someone told me it was a duplicate. πr2 (t • c) 02:00, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi Vogone. Please change these erroneous words [2] → Форум, [3] → Википеди:Форум, [4] → Википедийн декъашхойн форум, [5] → Википеди:Форум, [6] → форум, [7] → форум, [8] → форум, [9] → форум, [10] → форум authoritative source. And it [11] → Тадар authoritative source. Regards -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 21:31, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

    • Still need to change the name to a real, invented the famous names of the months here
  • Нажи бутт → январь
  • Мархи бутт → февраль
  • Биэкарг бутт → март
  • Тушоли бутт → апрель
  • Сели бутт – май
  • Мангал бутт → июнь
  • Мятсел бутт → июль
  • Эгиш бутт → август
  • Тав бутт → сентябрь
  • Ардар бутт → октябрь
  • Эрх бутт → ноябрь
  • Огой бутт → декабрь like this authoritative source. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 22:05, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
I'll have a look tomorrow. Kind regards, Vogone talk 22:27, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
There's a full translation of such words crazy in the Chechen language and no impressions going to spoil it all about the Chechen wikipedia on this I ask you to fix the rest of the nonsense will understand my options after I took the words of the Chechen authoritative dictionary. Thank you for your understanding. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 22:41, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
  Done. Please check whether all changes are correct. Regards, Vogone talk 14:10, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much did everything right. -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 19:54, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Please! remove this redirection [12] and [13]. Thank you! -- Дагиров Умар (talk) 19:44, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Comments at SRPEdit

Dear Vogone, the following three comments (by Ricordisamoa, Legoktm and Steinsplitter) were added to SRP following your request (permalink). I've moved those to this page. Regards, Mathonius (talk) 22:48, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

(copied from SRP)

What? No, please! --Ricordisamoa 22:37, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
I second that. Please keep this on hold for a bit longer, I'm confident this can be resolved. Legoktm (talk) 22:39, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
No, please! :-( --Steinsplitter (talk) 22:44, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
It is true that we have disagreed a lot over the past few days, but I think the answer is working these differences out rather than leaving the project. --Rschen7754 23:34, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Article Geurija Isa Jatoë in wp.aceEdit

Hi, Vogone, why you protect article ace:Geurija Isa Jatoë? The article has been deleted before by administrator because has many mistakes. Even you halt other users to put delete template. It's really not fair. How can you do that? -- Si Gam (talk) 20:05, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Is it my obligation to correct it? I think no. If you want to prevent edit war, you should ask Jose77 to stop making chaos in this Wikipedia. We have talked about this and the conclusion was the article could be deleted after 1 month without anyone who corrected it. -- Si Gam (talk) 11:21, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Why there is no response from you? Please be fair. -- Si Gam (talk) 11:54, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
I already responded on acewiki and I still see no valid reason for the edit war and the ongoing page blanking. Furthermore, this discussion does not provide any reason or permission for the deletion. Regards, Vogone talk 17:58, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

I have seen the same messages at ace.wikipedia. I'd advise to keep the discussion in one place, or at least on one wiki, to keep things clear and avoid confusion. ;) Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 11:27, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Danke dirEdit

danke dir bei der Mithilfe von den Übersetzungen. Diese Translate-Extension blicke ich immer noch nicht ganz, hab ich das Gefühl. Was war hier falsch? Fehlten einfach nur die Leerzeilen nach der Überschrift? --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 21:14, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Normalerweise ist es einfacher, einfach nur 1 Zeile Abstand zwischen den Überschriften und den folgenden Texten zu lassen. Die Tags werden dann von der Extension beim Markieren der Übersetzungen selbst gesetzt. Es war also nichts falsch, aber ich habe es nur für mich vereinfacht. :-) Viele Grüße, Vogone talk 21:20, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Ah, okay, danke dir. Kannst du diese und diese Seite auch noch zum Übersetzen freigeben? Danke noch mal! --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 21:22, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Erledigt, Grüße, Vogone talk 21:34, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Please commentEdit

Hi Vogone, please could you comment at Talk:Wikimedia Foundation elections 2013#Translating Wikimedia Foundation elections/Board elections/2013/Questions and its subpages? I know translation as much as possible is beneficial, but I'd rather not overwhelm translators so would appreciate your thoughts on the matter. Thehelpfulone 22:07, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

I'll do it tomorrow, as I'm too tired for a meaningful comment on this matter, at the moment. Vogone talk 22:14, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Sure, thanks for your prompt response. Thehelpfulone 22:15, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

I commented now, anyway. I couldn't keep still before going to bed. ;-) Vogone talk 22:55, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Re: Job queueEdit

On your 14.32 question: yes, it's normal. If it takes many hours or days there's definitely something wrong though. --Nemo 07:29, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Re: Glorious GEI sectionEdit

Talk:Steward_requests/Global_permissions#Editinterface.2FNew_wikis_importers PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:43, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

[00:20] <StewardBot> Vogone edited Steward requests/Global permissions with the following comment: where is our glorious GEI section? :-(
[00:20] <MF-W> harhar it was killed by consensus!
[00:20] <Vogone> ik
--MF-W 02:02, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
ik? Ik ben een Berlijner? ikr PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:06, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
I guess this section is useless, eh? PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:08, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Totally, like the glorious GEI section was. --MF-W 02:31, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Who is revealing IRC logs here? Are you derp? :-P Vogone talk 11:26, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

This editEdit

Instead of adding useless parameters, you could fix {{TNT}} (Guillom's Lua broke it somewhat, and now it needs parameters) PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:14, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Reverted temporarily PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
(Edit conflict.) These parameters are not useless, as you already mentioned. And for fixing the template, my Lua skills are too poor. Greets, Vogone talk 12:18, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Okay then. Vogone talk 12:19, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Du kennstEdit

dich doch aus: gibt es hier so etwas wie das Rollbacker-Recht und bekommt man das als Inko-Normalbenutzer, wenn man ab und an mal auf Vandalismus zum Reverten stößt? Gruß, IW 20:05, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Nein, leider gibt es hier kein separates Rollback-Recht. Was du allerdings machen könntest, ist TWINKLE rollback zu benutzen, eine JavaScript-Lösung. Dazu einfach folgendes in deine common.js einfügen:
Grüße, Vogone talk 20:35, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
Danke, ich schau's mir an. Gruß, IW 11:46, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Stupidity ¬¬Edit

One of the things that annoys me most in this Movement are people who do not know what they are doing, and do without thinking, more than that, who do not measure how their actions cause harm to newbies, and in this case, people of a schools program. v:pt:Utilizador:Black.Jack Do you know how to use this? I do not know who gave you the tool, but you're making a bad use of it. Reverse what you did. Alias​​, I do not know what you're doing in a Portuguese-speaking community, if you do not speak Portuguese! Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 13:35, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

I understand that you are a bit in rage, but I neither blocked the user nor deleted his edits. His user page was edited anonimously by two different IP adresses which is normally a reason for deletion (as nobody can prove whether this is really User:Black.Jack who wrote that). Maybe my deletion comment was a bit inappropriate but the action was intentionally not against User:Black.Jack. Regards, Vogone talk 14:13, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Bot BoulaurBot on OC wikipedia - WIKIDATA STUBSEdit

Hi, let the oc wikipedia community decide please. My unapproved bot had more than 40 000 page created not reverted by local community (french commune...) and 200 000 edits.

On wikidata approved bot: 34 000 edits.

The content of the articles is from wikidata using mainly the INFOBOX: a lot of stubs, some with more informations.

PLEASE let the local community decide

Boulaur (talk) 04:50, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Of course, that's what I intend to do. Anyway, running controversial and unapproved bot tasks is a quite inappropriate behaviour and I hope you have learned from this incident for the future. What now happens to the created pages and your bot is the ocwiki community's decision. Regards, Vogone talk 06:07, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Change on Simple WiktionaryEdit

Hi Vogone, this is Raninghai from Simple Wiktionary, why did you undid my change. Lemonade contains a lot of sugar. --Raninghai (talk) 18:55, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

See simple:wikt:User talk:Vogone. I personally don't think "a lot" was needed there, but rollback shouldn't have been used. Of course, it's not a major error to use rollback instead of undo. `PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:33, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
I thought I had corrected my mistake. I hit the wrong button and made a null edit with a summary afterwards. Apparently, it didn't get saved. :/ Vogone talk 00:24, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
A true null edit never shows up in the page history. If you want it to, you have to change something in the page source, like the amount of whitespace (anywhere except at the very end — perhaps this is why your edit didn't have the effect you were hoping for?). - dcljr (talk) 19:03, 18 July 2013 (UTC)
I added a line after the interwikis. So that was probably the error. Thanks. Vogone talk 23:10, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for supportEdit

Hey Vogone, I see you supported my idea for WikiNames however I am unsure on how to spread the word around the Wikimedia community, I'm kinda new to all this cool stuff. Do you have any hints and tips, it said in the page template something about a mailing list, but I don't want to spam a load of people. I managed to find the template which allows me to put WikiNames on the goings on, but there must be more I can do. Thanks for your time and support GingerGeek (talk) 10:51, 19 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi GingerGeek. First of all, I've added the proposed project to this list, so that it becomes easier for interested users browsing this page to find it. For advertising the project, it would really be the best if you do both leaving a comment in the Wikimedia Forum and on the Wikimedia Foundation's mailing list. Kind regards, Vogone talk 12:45, 19 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed that you have deleted a userpage on sv.wb ( and claimed that it contained spam. Could you please explain how you know that it was spam in that page? I have searched for the contents and only found other posts by what appears to be the same user on other sites. Regards Averater (talk) 07:20, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Originally I tagged the page for deletion and I noticed that you removed the tag. So I requested the page to be deleted. As for the addition by that user to, you will find that, that edit has also been undone. See --Glaisher [talk] 09:22, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
But there are great differences between wikipedia and wikibooks and also between userpages and other pages. If that user wants to write a wikibook containing propaganda and also to fill his userpage with propaganda, why should we stop him? - Averater (talk) 11:37, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
I don't really see how that's spam. PiRSquared17 (talk) 11:55, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Me neither. I also couldn't find any evidence of it being spam when it was requested for deletion and since Glaisher had no other edits on sv.wb apart from his/her user pages I thought the request either was a mistake or that Glaisher possibly was some anti-vegan-fundamentalist. Either way, I removed the request. But I'm also interested as it seems to be some confusion (from me or Glaisher) about this being spam, why it was requested for deletion here om meta and not brought up with me personally or with any other admin on sv.wb. - Averater (talk) 13:04, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
In my eyes, this is a clear case of spam, especially considering the page was created by a single-purpose account used only to advertise an ideology and underline this with multiple external weblinks. The Wikimedia projects have never been a place for propaganda (like Averater called it) and should never be one. Furthermore, I believe that this user page met the English Wikipedia article's definition of spam ("Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately."), however feel free to restore the page as my decision is neither final nor unreversible, and our view on spam can differ. Kind regards, Vogone talk 14:00, 25 July 2013 (UTC)


What is "thank" from special:Notifications? I saw you did it, so I am asking for you! And how can I do this to others? Thanks, --ReviDiscussSUL Info 12:01, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

If you click on a diff link (e. g. [14]) a thank button appears right next to the undo button. Greets, Vogone talk 13:13, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --ReviDiscussSUL Info 16:28, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Say your opinionEdit

You can write your opinion or comment in meta: Requests for comment/Move betawikiversity and oldwikisource to Incubator, to decide the destiny of Wikiversity Beta.--Biol. Cons. (talk) 01:36, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

Anon editsEdit

Hi Vogone. Did you create User:Vogone/GS inactivity? If so, did you know you edited anonymously? Trijnsteltalk 14:38, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, that was me. And I realised that I was editing logged out, but I don't really care about my IP. Thanks for the information, though. :-) Vogone talk 15:40, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Article deletions on FJ WikipediaEdit

Hello, I noticed that you deleted a few articles in English on the Fijian Wikipedia. This was something about which I had a conversation with their author a while ago. I deleted the others that he neglected to translate over the past three-plus months and left a message on his talk page about it. Thanks again for your help. Vinaka! - ʈucoxn\talk 04:23, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome. And thank you for the information. :-) Vogone talk 20:38, 23 August 2013 (UTC)


Hi Vogone, can I ask how does one become a global rollbacker? I am a rollbacker on English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. Jianhui67 (talk) 13:38, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

One becomes a SWMT. John F. Lewis (talk) 15:41, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
@John F. Lewis: Being an SWMT member is no requirement. @Jianhui67: You need to demonstrate a heavy need of rollback across multiple wikis. This policy page explains the purpose of global rollbackers. Of course, help in the SWMT is always appreciated and most global rollbackers are also in this team. Regards, Vogone talk 15:50, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
To be honest Vogone, I only said SWMT since it fit in with the way the user worded the question. SWMT is a help and not a requirement I know. John F. Lewis (talk) 15:57, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
I have a history of positive reverts using rollback in English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. I also added my name to SWMT. What else do I need to do next? I will definitely need rollback to revert vandalism across multiple wikis. Jianhui67 Talk 17:48, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
You need to demonstrate this need with manual reverts across multiple wikis first. Vogone talk 18:25, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
I am still very scared if my global rollback request will fail even if I apply 2 or 3 months later with a lot of cross-wiki reverts given the fact I have seen the load of rejected GR requests. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:18, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
talk page stalking: One's motivation should be reverting vandalism, not being a rollbacker. --MF-W 15:32, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Well I would want to help in reverting vandalism. I monitor the RecentChanges page on different wikis every day. I am already a local rollbacker on 3 wikis. But to become a global rollbacker I am considering very hard if I should become one or not. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 15:38, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Then you should rather become active globally with reverting people ("manually") first. --MF-W 15:40, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Looks like hat collecting to me. I see no need... (global activity) ... --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:00, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
The issue is that we need to be sure that you know how to recognize vandalism across multiple languages, and different projects... unlike big wikis, it is hard to monitor use of the tool at small wikis, so we have to make sure you know what you are doing. --Rschen7754 17:03, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

@Jianhui67:, why not just use global Twinkle? PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:22, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: Sorry I am not hat collecting. Whatever tools and rights that admins give me I would definitely use them. The 'hat collecting' page says collecting rights with no actual use of them, but to boost one's ego or to show off. And I will not do those. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 01:12, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: I don't understand why Twinkle don't work on some wikis. An example is Commons. I have installed Twinkle over there and when I press one of the Twinkle buttons, it starts to lag and hang. I waited for a long time for Twinkle to work, but it didn't. So I have no choice but to use popups or rollback. I don't know it is my computer's problem or the server's problem. I am using Google Chrome to access Wikimedia projects. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 01:12, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
I don't know about the specific version of Twinkle you have installed on commons, but I can tell you how to enable it on 700 other Wikimedia wikis. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:14, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: Well I am interested. Can you tell me how do you globally install Twinkle? I have already inserted the code to my global.js and did what the page told me to do. Then what do I do next? And also how do I create a global account to make me attached to all of the Wikimedia projects? Maybe discuss it on your talk page? I'm sorry that my question has dragged too many people in. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 05:58, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
User:Snowolf/How_to_globally_TWINKLE explains how to do so in detail. Please use globalsul and then either add the request to Pathoschild's request page (not your global.js) or use my very-unstable script. Or wait until bugzilla:13953 is resolved, and a change is +2'd. :-) PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:29, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


... PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:18, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Good guy. Vogone talk 16:38, 28 October 2013 (UTC)


Per User:PiRSquared17/thanks_stats, I have thanked more than you and been thanked more. But you have thanked me more than I have thanked you. :P PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:31, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

And I just thanked Pi for this edit :p John F. Lewis (talk) 16:32, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
Abuse. Why am I so thankful? Vogone talk 05:07, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
thanks :D Ajraddatz (Talk) 05:56, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Stewards/Elections 2014Edit

I noticed you recently changed the page and marked it for translation again. I would like your opinion as a translation administrator on whether or not to translate the section headers "Yes" and "No" as "Support" and "Oppose" instead, given the ambiguity of the former two. I've also commented on PiRSquared's talkpage on some of the reasons why, but I'd like to hear it from you. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 07:11, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm fine with whichever you want. PiRSquared17 (talk) 10:31, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
I prefer the first option, as it is much shorter. Anyway, if you'd like to change it I would suggest you to ask on the talk page and wait for an answer by the ElectCom which is responsible for the election pages. Vogone talk 21:37, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Alright thanks, perhaps I'll re-raise the issue with ElectCom next year. BTW, I've seen you active on a lot of wikis like Rschen, pity you didn't throw your hat in the ring. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 09:21, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Lietuviškasis vikiverzitetasEdit

Atsiprašau, jog kreipiuosi lietuviškai, nes manau, jog kuriantys lietuvišką projektą privalėtų gebėti labai gerai bendrauti lietuviškai. Pirma: man įdomu ar Jūs ruošiatės pratęsti darbus kuriant lietuvišką vikiverzitetą? Antra: ar Jūs sutiktumet bendradarbiauti šiuose darbuose? Aš puikiai suvokiu, jog tai nelengvas uždavinys, ypač, kai mudu abu nesame lietuviai. Bet aš manau, jog kuriant šį projektą, turėtų būti naudojama nepriekaištinga lietuvių kalbą. Ji tokia turėtu būti ir kuriant šablonus, taisykles bei aibę kitų techninių dalykų, kad jų naudojantys lietuviai galėtų gerai susigaudyti. Iš anksto dėkoju už Jūsų atsakymus. Linkiu geros dienos (na, šis sakinys/linkėjimas yra gerokai įtakuotas anglų kalba, bet tam kartui nieko lietuviškesnio nesugalvojau). Pagarbiai --Kusurija (talk) 19:16, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

@Kusurija: Atsiprašau už pavėluotą atsakymą ir labai ačiū už Jūsų susidomėjimą. Žinoma, aš galiu pasinaudoti Jūsų pagalba su Vikiversitetu, bet šiuo metu dar tiksliai nežinau, kada galėčiau tai pratęsti. Mano planas buvo toks: Pirmiausia sukurti darbo aplinką lietuviams, panašią į Vokišką Vikiversitetą. Po to sukurti tris ar keturis pavyzdinius straipsnius, ir galiausiai įtraukti į šią veiklą suinteresuotus naudotojus. Jei Jūs man padėtumėte, būčiau be galo dėkingas. Linkėjimai, Vogone talk 19:43, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Na, turiu ir nemažai problemų dėl to, jog tai, ką pradėjote ir pasiruošėte vokiškai, aš nesuprantu. Galbūt, jei tai būtų angliškai. Bet man yra neįmanoma versti iš vokiečių į lietuvių. Be to, nežinau, kas kaip susiję (nes nesuprantu vokiškai), tik suprantu, jog kažkaip susije, nes jei bandau versti, sugenda funcijonavimas (nustoja veikti) ir turiu palikti nepakeistą puslapį/šabloną. Dėl to ir nežinau, kaip galėčiau pratęsti kūrimo darbus, nes nežinant kas kam yra skirta, susiduriu su funkcijonavimo problemomis. --Kusurija (talk) 15:34, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Aš tai suprantu Jūsų problema ir jau pašalinau visų vokiškų turiniu nuo betawikiversity:Pagrindinis puslapis. Vogone talk 16:34, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


Nice job with no personal attacks here. --Goldenburg111 18:49, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! :D You're doing a good job on the confirmation pages as well! Vogone talk 18:51, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
??? --Goldenburg111 18:52, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
!!! Vogone talk 18:53, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Please show some maturity and please accept your mistakes, I am not a "noob". --Goldenburg111 18:55, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I was just reacting to your "funny" comments with a "funny" non-serious edit summary to fix the mistakes which you made in your edit. I'm not sure why you are thinking so negatively and expecting the devil behind every account. Vogone talk 18:58, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Respond correctly next time for your own good. --Goldenburg111 18:59, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure why it makes such a pleasure to you to offend other users (also in edit summaries) but I assume it has to do something with your psychological constitution or so and thus I also won't think that much about this. Anyway, please try to get yourself under control before posting something rude or offending as not everybody can deal with that. Vogone talk 19:22, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Cut it out both of you. Vogone, I've seen a lot better from you and Goldenburg, quit picking fights anywhere you go, which includes making really weak votes, which more reflect on your behavior than it does on theirs. You socked on Wikiversity, not Trijnstel or any other steward. Both of you stop: Vogone, I expect better from you and Goldenburg, drop the stick, please. You both can do better. Sportsguy17 (talk) 03:34, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Note: For users who are seeing this, I have matured from this, and learn my mistakes. Me and Vogone settled this at IRC and we are friends :) --Goldenburg111 18:55, 16 March 2014 (UTC)


Hi Vogone. The closure would be controversial either way. It would be nice, though, if there was a policy clarification, for the next elections, to prevent cases like this from happening again. ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:25, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


I am sorry. I have nothing against you. Aš atsiprašau. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:53, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Accepted. I also have nothing against you! Vogone talk 01:24, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Would you mind deleting...Edit

...this page? PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:36, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Deleted. Vogone talk 19:00, 18 April 2014 (UTC)


Congratz zur neusten erfolgreichen Kollektierung! --MF-W 14:33, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Ja, bedankt. Vogone talk 21:24, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Editor flagsEdit

Thanks for the Editor flags at MediaWiki :D.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 17:55, 25 April 2014 (UTC)


[15] [16] DanielTom (talk) 20:04, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Please test the new feature Special:PageMigrationEdit

As a Google Summer of Code Intern, I have been working on the Mass Migration tools project for Wikimedia. We are now ready with a minimal working product. The tool helps translators and translation administrators import the old translations into the Translate Extension.

An instance of the same has been set up on labs. You can find some useful instructions on the main page.

Please test the tool and report bugs/suggestions using the link provided on the main page itself. You can have a look at the tracking bug to check already reported bugs.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Cheers. BPositive (talk) 14:33, 14 June 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

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:24, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Global renamer rightEdit

I have closed your nomination for global renamer right as successful, and applied that right.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:29, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Global sysops/deEdit

Ich glaube, du müsstest noch deine letzten Änderungen bei Global sysops zur Übersetzung freigeben, sonst wird bei den Übersetzungen immer angezeigt, dass sie nur zu 97 % fertig sind, auch wenn da gar nichts mehr aktualisiert werden muss. Ich weiß aber nicht, ob man danach bei der Übersetzung auch noch irgendwo klicken muss oder ob es dann automatisch auf 100 % umspringt. ;) Vielleicht kannst du dann nachsehen, wie es anschließend aussieht. Grüße --Winternacht (talk) 17:54, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Gemacht und es ist jetzt auf 100%. Grüße, Vogone (talk) 18:24, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Danke. --Winternacht (talk) 19:15, 6 September 2014 (UTC)


[17] I left it open for the candidate to enter data by himself! --MF-W 20:46, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Still the link appearance was broken. You missed the "|" before the two closing brackets! Best regards, Vogone (talk) 20:49, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Obviously just another exercise for the candidate. Stewards are lazy(tm). --MF-W 21:27, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Mailing list for global renamersEdit

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)

Mailing list for global renamersEdit

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 15:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Nice double message, Savh ;) PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:42, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I am sorry, I messed up a bit the MassMessage thingy. At least it's more visible like this. Savhñ 20:49, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

Deutsch | English | español | français | italiano | 한국어 | Nederlands | português | русский | edit

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our budget is smaller than Commons)

Vogone, congratulations! You now have the rights of an administrator on Meta. Please take a moment to read the Meta:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, and Meta:Requests for deletion, but also Talk:Spam blacklist and Talk:Interwiki map), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-admin @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading although it doesn't always completely apply here at Meta.

Please also check or add your entry to Meta:Administrators#List of administrators and the Template:List of administrators.

Welcome to the team! Barras talk 11:41, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Vogone (talk) 12:19, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Request for blockingEdit

Hello, can you block this IP ? For vandalism. Thank you :) Rome2 (talk) 21:15, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi Vogone, autopatrolled for thanks. Good wikis. --Uğurkenttalk 14:11, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Invitation to the CentralNotice-admins listEdit

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Minor editsEdit

Hi! I've seen that you've marked all of your latest edits as minor. However, talk page comments and such should not be counted on minor edits, excluding correcting typos or something like that. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 19:14, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

transwiki-import-Erweiterung auf deutschem WikivoyageEdit

Hi Vogone,

um Reiseführer korrekt attribuiert zu haben, möchten wir unsere transwiki-import-Funktion erweitern. Dabei geht es um alle wv-Versionen sowie die englische, französische und niederländische Wikipedia. Ist Global permissions die richtige Seite für die Beantragung? Wenn ja, unter welcher Überschrift? Außerdem: Benötigen wir dafür Gemeinschafts-Konsens? VG, Timmaexx (talk) 15:41, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Einfach Konsens schaffen und mir dann Bescheid geben. Ich erledige dann den Rest. Grüße, Vogone (talk) 18:32, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Vielen dank für deine Antwort und Hilfsbereitschaft! Ich werde in der Lounge gleich eine Beschlussvorlage veröffentlichen. --Timmaexx (talk) 20:20, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Moin, Beschluss liegt vor. Viele Grüße, Timmaexx (talk) 08:55, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Okay, erledigt. Da es noch kein eigenes dänisches Wikivoyage-Projekt gibt, hab ich anstatt dessen den Incubator als zusätzliche Importquelle definiert. Damit lassen sich dann auch Seiten aus allen Incubator-Testprojekten importieren. Grüße, Vogone (talk) 19:33, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Vielen Dank für deine Hilfe! Die Idee mit dem Incubator ist sehr gut! Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende. --Timmaexx (talk) 13:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

help plsEdit

Hi; I am a student in Başkent University. ip is used by Başkent Üniversitesi in Turkey. But it was blocked in Turkish wikipedia for unlimited time. block begins: 23:15, 6 Feb. 2011. Since that time whole university can not make any edits in Turkish wikipedia. We university students want to edit turkish wikipedia. Local adminstrators say they are very angry with an old time user and they dont unblock th i.p. and they punish a whole university. It has been a long time and probably the person that makes them angry is graduate by now. Thank you for help.


why you blocked me on gujarati wikipedia any reason for that??.......i was given notice for deletion of pages which i created and i was replying to those by clicking on link......what is this? 1st of all admins on gujarati wikipedia are misbehaving with new users and over that you guys want me to stop editing or what? say in my face......Sushilmishra (talk) 22:13, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

I unblocked you immediately after, it was just in order to stop the flood of page creations. No bad intention. Sorry if it appeared to you otherwise. Regards, Vogone (talk) 00:33, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Privacy concernsEdit

I was 13 when registered on sr wiki under full name & publishing my living location and birthday there. Is it possible that logs and mentioning of my real name be deleted as well? Or at least my birthday which still visible to stewards and sr wiki admins? --VS6507 (talk) 19:19, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

You may ask via email (stewards for help, in some cases such data may be suppressed. Good luck. Vogone (talk) 19:29, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Reverted editsEdit

Sorry about this. I thought I was being helpful (obviously doing just one isn't helpful but the first was going to be a test). I didn't realise that there was a proper place to do so. Are such checks also reserved for stewards to carry out or can anyone give a hand?--Xania (talk) 20:38, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry, you're not the first. Checks can be done by anyone who considers themself trusted enough for doing so. Feel free to help, much appreciated. Alch Bot periodically updates the page I linked you to, so just wait until it happens next time and you can start. Thanks, Vogone (talk) 20:55, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Global renameEdit

Hi, I requested a username change on February 27th on the .pt Wikipedia page. The request was granted on the same day and a couple days later I tried to login again to find that I couldn't because my account is currently being renamed or merged. I checked the progress and the only wikilocal that is missing is Is there a queue that I can check or something to see when I will be able to log back in to my account? Thank you. --Gabriel2517 (talk) 14:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi! I've pinged a developer who fixed the issue with your account. You should be able to log in under "WikiGuy2517" now! Regards, Vogone (talk) 20:08, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Working perfectly now, thanks so much for your help! Best, WikiGuy2517 (talk) 21:23, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Nesusipratimai čekiškame vikižodyneEdit

Atsiprašau, jog kreipiosi lietuviškai, kadangi žinau, kad čekiškai sunkiau suprasite. Vartotojas bei sysop JAn Dudík užblokavo vartotoją Dan Polansky. Taip buvo padaryta ne dėl jo, bet demonstratyviai, kad įbauginti sysop'ų darbais nepatenkintus žmones. Tai ne pirmas sykis. Buvo blokuoti ir kiti vartotojai (Palu ([18]), (Auvajs ([19])...). Nežinau, ką būtų galima tokioje situacijoje padaryti, kad nebūtų paprasti vartotojai kitais vartotojais su specialiomis galiomis dėl savo nuomonių bauginami, persekuojami ar jiems trukdyta prasmingai ir naudingai tobulinti cs.wikt projektą). Tie trukdymai liečia pvz.: iliustratyvių paveikslų įkėlimą (en:火鉢 vs cs:火鉢, japoniškų/kiniškų kanji/hanzi (žodžių) formatas, tokių su vienu kanji žodžių masyvus trynimas... Jau nemažai editorių buvo iš cs.vikižodyno išvaryti (t.y. neapsikentę nesąmonių išėjo). Jei žinote, kaip/ką patarti, patarkite, prašau. --Kusurija (talk) 10:38, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

khowar languageWikipediaEdit

  • Thanks for supporting Khowar WikipediaWp/khw, please help us for normalization and approval of this wiki project -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 14:49, 19 April 2015 (UTC)


If the desysopping occurs as has been promised, ps-wiki users are going to need to have a way to make reasonably efficient requests for sysop action. The one blocked sysop may need to be unblocked, as one obvious example. Is it possible to set up a special request page for ps-wiki, for handling vandalism, spam, and then whatever is needed to get the community back on track?

There will need to be reliable and trustworthy translators, I'd think. Any ideas? --Abd (talk) 19:08, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

I think we had a similar scenario on Chechen Wikipedia before. There it has been sufficient that stewards/global sysops kept an eye on the local request pages, and if needed local community members posted to the general metawiki request pages. I doubt there would be, if the desysopping indeed happened, too heavy workload for our current pages. But if it proves necessary, one could of course think about setting up extra pages as needed. Vogone (talk) 19:16, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
The problem I'd anticipate would be an inability to read the pswiki pages. Is there a pashto translator that can be used? --Abd (talk) 23:34, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Why did you block me again without any warning?????Edit

Hay Stewards friends Vogone ! why did you block me again without any warning? I have done nothing wrong , I just mentioned the vulgarity and opposed it with a civil manner why did you blocked me? it seems that the blocking rights are in the hands of vandalists, homosexuals and gangs.

what a shame for the wikipedia writers who contribute in such a nepotist and egoist website.--Afghanwrites (talk) 13:51, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Calling someone's contributions "shitt" is not what I call civil. Neither were your accusations you made right before on another page[20]. You are free to voice opposition to anything, but purely offensive comments like yours definitely do not help. Vogone (talk) 13:59, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
First of all English is not my language and secondly Shit , fuck off is very common expressions in among english laguage speakers. I meant the useless information as he repeated many times without hearing the global warning as well , then I thought it will be better to mention once again for to attract global attention towards his misbehaves. anyway try to understand that the people who are now writing there are all street guys they do not know anything about the literary contexts . most of them are making fun of people and enjoy support from the Stewards injustice commity against the Khangul and previous writers.
please try to understand that Pakistanis , pajabis and hindid do not write in the fevor of education and research in pashto they just want to have control and put the pashto wikipedia under their law nothing else.
all are gangs who commuting to write there now. --Afghanwrites (talk) 15:08, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay, then I unfortunately have to tell you that "shit", "fuck off" etc. are quite uncommon in civil conversations. Since I am not a speaker of Pashto I obviously cannot tell if you are in the right position or not, but please understand offensive behaviour as provided by yourself is anything but acceptable. I am fine unblocking you if you promise to refrain from ad hominem attacks in the future, and converse in a civilised manner. Thanks, Vogone (talk) 15:36, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Vogone. The user is arguing that there was nothing wrong with his writing. Yes, in English, the words are common as street language. Yet no sane English speaker, even a street person, will walk into a court and ask for action using that language. And if they do, the bailiff will conduct them from the room until they can clean up their language. I am, compared to these users who are fighting with each other, a "shaykhun kabiyr" (I don't know Pashto, for sure, that's Arabic, but it's Qur'anic and many would know it), an elder, and they know about mediating disputes with elders, and they would not use street language to do it. I'm seeing signs that, in the new RfC, they are behaving much better, actually addressing issues and real complaints instead of just attacking each other.
You can help by watching these two pages, and any others that you care to follow: the top-level RfC page, and the Request page. As a facilitator -- and I hope others will also serve this way -- I will prepare requests for review and escalate them when I assess them as ready for action. Some requests may suggest immediate action, but most of the issues being brought are potentially controversial, so should be discussed first, or at least there should be opportunity for objection.
Warnings and short blocks for incivility are not a problem. What we don't want to do, however, given the history, is to exclude segments of the community just because they are upset. Rather, my goal is to encourage these users to sit down and start talking civilly. That is what an elder in their culture would do.
"Have some tea! Oh? You are very upset and angry? Ahmed, take this respected friend into the kitchen and give him something to eat, and sit with him for a bit. When he's ready, bring him back so we can discuss these issues and work out what to do."
I have many children. When they fight with each other, I do not judge between them. Rather, I help them to come to agreement. It is far more powerful, because, one day, not so far off, I won't be here. What I leave behind is their ability to work with each other. --Abd (talk) 16:52, 24 April 2015 (UTC)


HI Vogone, plz have a look at this user! he always misuse other users accounts & wated to lobby against me. the last one is here:

[[Bureaucracy polling page of Usman Mansoor Ansari]]

--عثمان منصور انصاري (talk) 19:54, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Usman, this is conduct unbecoming of a 'crat. Please calm down. Yes, the user has been problematic, but there is an obvious error, it should have been fixed immediately, instead the RfC got two complaints, now at Requests for comment/Support collaboration on Pashto Wikipedia/Requests/Afghanwrites, and repeated here.
(This is "unbecoming of a bureaucrat" because a bureaucrat must represent community consensus, and therefore would have no need to defend himself. Representing consensus, a bureaucrat will be confident and calm, and will work to unify the community, including those who may not like him. If defense is needed, see meatball:DefendEachOther; a wiki that won't defend its own bureaucrat does not deserve to have him.)
The extra vote should have been immediately blanked when seen. Because there has been response, it should be struck with a neutral note in smalltext. There is more investigation to do here. There is no emergency. I would highly recommend that no steward action any sysop or crat election on the wiki until there has been plenty of time for wide consensus to appear. There is steward attention to the wiki as to socking, which is difficult because of fairly common computer sharing, but the truth has a way of coming out.
At this point, in my view, the most urgent need on is for civility. Consensus is elusive if civility is missing. In a context where there has been long dispute, with common flame warring, it can take time for users to calm down. Vogone, you can support this, using warnings and short blocks, that don't blame, but that firmly guide. Thanks. --Abd (talk) 22:33, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
Vogone, Afghanwrites responded in the RfC, and did explain the voting. Requests for comment/Support collaboration on Pashto Wikipedia/Requests/Afghanwrites. --Abd (talk) 19:54, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Global CSS/JS migrationEdit

Hello Vogone. You have global scripts and styles in User:Vogone/global.js and User:Vogone/global.css, which you import using your local CSS/JS pages. Since August 2014, your global.js and global.css pages are loaded automatically on all wikis. Although you requested cleanup via GlobalCssJs, there are still several pages left like lad:User:Vogone/common.css and ja:User:Vogone/common.js. Do you want me to fix this by removing the imports from your local pages using Synchbot (without changing any other content)? —Pathoschild 02:01, 07 July 2015 (UTC)

Sure, much thanks! Vogone (talk) 12:00, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Done! You can see the list of changes on your archive page. —Pathoschild 03:47, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Not yet solved problemEdit

Requests for comment/cs.wikisource admins seems to be without sufficient response. What else could we do? --Kusurija (talk) 12:32, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Errors at foundation wikiEdit

See Foundation wiki feedback#Regarding Accueil, dead links. regarding edits by you. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:38, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Add to Gadget-ProjectSpecificLogos.jsEdit

Hi. Please, add File:Wikiversity-logo-uk.svg to for UK category. Thanks! — Green Zero обг 10:28, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Merchandise giveawayEdit

Hi Vogone,

You have been nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work! Please email us at merchandise and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.

Thanks! --SHust (WMF) (talk) 02:02, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

You deleted my vote page.Edit

If you disagree with my nomination, vote against it, don't delete the page. You just played judge, jury, and executioner. I have the right to a vote. Northerner12345 (talk) 01:35, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Humble Request to Hon'ble Members of Language CommitteeEdit

  • My dear brother Vogone, Hi, As a Test Admin of Wp/khw Khowar Wikipedia Project I on behalf of the Khowar language communities of Pakistan, Afghanist, India and Xinjiang(China) humbly request the all respectable members of the language comittee for early approval, creation of Khowar Wkipedia i.e. The Khowar language is spoken in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Xingjiang(China). I have created a test page for Khowar language in incubator i.e. Wikipedia Khowar (Khowar Language Wikipedia), On behalf of the abovementioned Khowar speaking four countries for early approval and creation and normalization of Khowar Wikipedia edition. Khowar is one of spoken 14 languages in Chitral(Pakistan). It will be useful to Khowar internet users to report news from worldwide. I strongly feel it deserves its own Wikipedia. Being a test admin i have translated all most used messages into khowar. I have created test Khowar Wikipedia at Khowar Wikpedia.--Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 05:25, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


Du hast mir also den BK bescheert :-) -jkb- 18:37, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Moin, Messinas Konto hier ist noch nicht geschütz - BS + DS. Gruß -jkb- 10:01, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Regarding site up for deletion helpEdit

CaptainTCook (talkcontribs) I would like to ask for help on the first wiki site i created and an editor has placed erroneously for deletion. I have tried to comply with the editors requests and made modifications in each case. He has however become hostile to the entire idea of the page and apparently does not think it merits a wikipedia page even though was a well known academic for his work in disproving the Big Bang theory and other modern physics theories.

The editor in question that I have't been able to reason with is:

If you could talk to him about it or maybe take a second look at the site and recommend me changes i am happy to comply. This is my first site and only have been editing it a couple weeks. I have learned a lot and want to progress and contribute to wikipedia more if i get a chance that is.

Re: CheckUser policyEdit

specifically, Special:Diff/15240914. the current version is extremely unclear. if you believe that the meaning is not the one that I changed it to, please elucidate on what you believe the correct interpretation is. Hello71 (talk) 03:25, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Hello71! Firstly, stewards do not have global CheckUser access, they merely have the possibility to add it to their account on a per wiki-basis in case it's necessary. This fact also makes your change to the second sentence a bit imprecise, since it's not so much about particular projects, but generally that nobody, except for the ombudsmen + certain WMF staff, can hold global CheckUser access everywhere at any time. Kind regards, --Vogone (talk) 17:05, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
More specifically, we have 4 groups of users who may have CU access: stewards, certain WMF staff, ombudsmen, few other users (i.e. local checkusers). None of them is allowed to hold global access, except for the groups of the ombudsmen and certain WMF staff. I hope it's become a bit clearer to you now. Regards, --Vogone (talk) 17:10, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Question On Editing a Closed RfCEdit

Hej Vogone, got a stupid question about editing a recently closed RfC (you know it well: this one, this edit) - what is usual (procedure/guideline/whatever) on meta: may anyone edit and give further opinions to any case at any time or is it (after closing the RfC, and like I know it in de:WP) restricted to fixing links, categorizing and staff like that. And if the latter - what are usual options for other users - reverting the edit, commenting it, putting it on talk page? Regards --Rax (talk) 01:13, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

hum - ok, seems to be solved by now ... [21]. --Rax (talk) 02:35, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Remove protection Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Simple EnglishEdit

Remove protection. press. -- 15:51, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

Why would I do this? --Vogone (talk) 16:22, 5 February 2016 (UTC)


Hello, I'm really sorry for such delay. I have looked at this case one more time and found sth strange. According to this tool Ebrahim had performed an admin action a day before I removed him his flag. I used this tool that day and I'm pretty sure there was no this action that time. As I verified it here it looks that I removed his flag incorrectly. I asked my colleague steward to verify my action and probably his right will be restored. I must ask you to wait a day or two. Yours, einsbor talk 16:49, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your reply, much appreciated. --Vogone (talk) 16:52, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
I restored the admin flag, thank you for pointing it our and sorry for my delay. Yours, einsbor talk 07:04, 24 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! --Vogone (talk) 14:50, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations?Edit

Hello, thanks for adding multiple new translations in your language here at Meta-Wiki in recent years. Please join the discussion with your opinion: Should FuzzyBot automatically remove all potentially outdated translations?. Nemo (talk) 12:01, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Global editing preferencesEdit

Hi. I saw your note at phabricator:T102398#1922546. I see you already have w:en:MediaWiki:Gadget-oldeditor.js loaded at User:Vogone/global.js, but if that gadget is insufficient, you can also try something like what I have in my current global.js page that sets the skin to MonoBook on every public Wikimedia wiki. Similar code to set the wikitext editor as your preferred editor should be pretty simple to write. --MZMcBride (talk) 22:10, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks much for the hint, will try it. --Vogone (talk) 00:29, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

The RFC on meEdit

Greetings, I just noticed that RFC and wanted to let you as the closer know I left a comment on the users talk page about notifying the person when they do stuff like that. I tried to be neutral as possible. I'm frankly surprised it hadn't been done sooner and it's probably only a matter of time before another one shows up.

Also, its rather strange to me that a user who has only edited for 2 months would know about SPI, ANI, Meta, policy, Arbcom, how to submit a global RFC, etc. Even the way that RFC was worded indicates that user has a lot more experience in these projects that his account does. If I ever saw a DUCK of a returned user, banned or otherwise, that account screams returned user to me. Cheers! Reguyla (talk) 23:52, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Also, it appears he spammed links to ENWP and Commons about the global ban so someone might need to go and let them know it was closed. Reguyla (talk) 00:08, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
You can't tell me this guy knows about advanced stuff on EnWP, the stuff I mentioned above and how to properly attribute and upload content to commons like their first month. Their first edits on Commons show knowledge far beyond someone who just started editing. I realize I look like I am just retaliating but come one, there is no way this person hasn't edited before. Reguyla (talk) 00:27, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I don't think it is of much importance if the user is new or not. It's only clear to me that they are trying to provoke/escalate the situation (especially by deliberately adding false claims) and that we should not give them any reason to continue this. --Vogone (talk) 00:42, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Fair enough. Reguyla (talk) 00:45, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

You know, I really don't appreciate being called a liar, as every piece of evidence that I presented was valid. And also, I'm a teenager with a very high IQ, and I catch on rather quickly. So I'd appreciate it if you don't go after my knowledge as an excuse. And Reguyla, just end it. Stop playing games. --TJH2018 talk 01:14, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

I don't care if you appreciate it or not. Lots of people on these wikis have high IQ's but there is no way you figured out everything you're doing on all these sites that fast without having previous experience. One wiki maybe, but even that's not likely let alone 3 or more. So if you want to end something and stop paying games then how about you stop vandalizing my contributions just to kiss up to a couple EnWP admins who don't respect the community or care about policy because it doesn't apply to them. Don't worry I'll get banned eventually because I am just an editor and think admins should have to follow the rules. So that makes me public enemy #1. Reguyla (talk) 01:26, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Without using such colourful language, BUG OFF. --TJH2018 talk 01:42, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Yep, your a teenager alright. Anyway, I'm done here. I only want to collaborate and work with people who want to improve these projects. I have no interest in dealing with kiss ups and trolls. Reguyla (talk) 01:49, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
Good, and stay away...--TJH2018 talk 01:54, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
I am not going to let some little baby bully me out of Wikipedia anymore than I let policy violating admins. Why don't you go play with your legos or something. Can someone please block this troll already? He's getting annoying. Reguyla (talk) 01:56, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
I did not mean to call you a liar. It's the attitude I criticised. If you expect accommodation, there are certain things you should not be doing. The very same applies for Reguyla, FWIW. --Vogone (talk) 02:12, 21 April 2016 (UTC)
I know I am not perfect. No doubt there, but my conduct is a direct result of my frustration at being screwed over repeatedly by people violating policy to keep me banned from EnWP and no one doing anything about it. So I have to defend myself from bullies. I'm not asking for any accomodation, just for those not following policy to do so and remove my ban that never should have been allowed. I haven't stopped fighting it for the last three years, does anyone think I'll stop in the next three? That's why I am certain that I'll be globally blocked eventually. Because the system doesn't care about how editors are treated or if policy was violated. The system supports the admins regardless of what policies they violate, when or to whom. Heck every month I am banned is 10, 000+ edits not getting done to improve the projects but no one even cares about that. All they care about is that I won't just bend over and take an abusive action that violates policy like a lowly editor should. Cheers! Reguyla (talk) 02:20, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

You've got mail!Edit

--TJH2018 talk 00:27, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Request for Input - New Central Notice request processEdit


Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

I have been working on a very rough strawman version of the process and I would be interested in hearing you comments about what such a process should involve and what you think it would require. Please feel free to leave such comments at the process talk page section. I would like to have a working page in place by the end of May. This would not need to be a final version. The process can be improved upon over time as we learn about how well it works.

Given your role as a Meta Administrator who is active in the area of Central Notice, I encourage you to:


Jseddon (WMF) (talk) Advancement Associate (Community Engagement) -- 02:52, 28 April 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Regarding Requests for comment/Global ban for Reguyla, now the criteria are met. See c:User talk:Reguyla. What do you think about reopening the RFC? Regards, Yann (talk) 21:51, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

The account is locked. I guess there's no point in a ban discussion. --Vogone (talk) 02:31, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Should we just do it as a formality? If he gets caught socking on other WMF projects, then there will be a policy to back it up with. TJH2018talk 20:46, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
There is no point in doing anything as a formality. He is convinced that most of the WMF and project admins are out to get him; why give him the satisfaction of acknowledging that and making even more drama about it? We can already continue to lock/block his accounts if they are being disruptive, without demonizing him. See w:WP:DFTT for some good reading on this. That said, it might be something to look at as not a formality, should he ever want to come back. I am personally against such strong measures except for very special cases, and I don't think that complaining about an enwiki ban is a special enough case to warrant such an action. Ajraddatz (talk) 21:14, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I don't have much to add to this. Thank you. --Vogone (talk) 21:21, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for that. It makes sense to reserve this except for very special circumstances. TJH2018talk 17:23, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of some pages on Kannada WikisourceEdit

Hello Vogone, There are some pages on Kannada wikisource in Marathi language which were added by me by mistake. As there is no sysop available currently on Kannada wikisource, I request you to delete them soon and clean the Kannada wikisource.

My account...Edit

Hello, I am not able to login my original account User:Hiokdat. It comes out "Fatal exception of type "Exception" whenever I try to login. Could you help me with it?--Hiokdat-2 (talk) 06:29, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

@Hiodat-2: Sorry for the late reply. Are you still having this issue? --Vogone (talk) 16:57, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Same Problem User_talk:DerHexer#Werbelastige_BenutzerseiteEdit

User:Mightyquinn84 promotional page


--Doc.Heintz (talk) 06:17, 9 September 2016 (UTC) 

@Doc.Heintz: This is a user with over 200 contributions to the Wikimedia wikis. Are you sure this can be considered as mere self-promotion? --Vogone (talk) 18:37, 9 September 2016 (UTC) is a commercial link. --Doc.Heintz (talk) 19:34, 9 September 2016 (UTC)


Danke. Matiia (talk) 23:26, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

Announcing a new mailing list for Meta-Wiki administratorsEdit


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No renaming between November 20 and November 27Edit


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.)

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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)

Chronological order and indentingEdit

Billinghurst wrote a post. Then he added some more info to it, so it is still his basic request on stewards. Then I replied on him -> one indentation. Then MF-W fixed the issue, which is reply on Billinghurst's original post -> one indentation.

MF-W fixed the issue (and replied) after my note about what is the cause, so his reply can't obviously be before mine, since we both reply on Billinghurst original post.

Thus Special:Permalink/16144725 is correctly indented and in the proper chronological order, while your version is neither of it.

Please do not scramble posts the way they do not reflect their chronological order and who replies on what.

Thank you.

Danny B. 00:43, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Feel free to add another ":" to your own comment and move it above MF-W's if it's Billinghurst's second comment you have replied to. If you replied to the initial one, then it belongs to where it is at the moment. I suppose we can trust Billinghurst to determine if he considers his own comment to be an addition or a reply to his own comment. Apparently he chose the latter option. --Vogone (talk) 00:46, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Best Wishes !!Edit

Best Wishes, Vogone!
Hi Vogone, I wish you and your loved ones Happy New Year 2017. Dear, Have a great time !!  TBhagat (talk) 04:07, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Your temporary access on lt.wikibooks has expiredEdit

Hello, the temporary access you requested on lt.wikibooks has expired. Just to let you know that If you want it back, feel free to make a local announcement and open a new request on stewards' permission request page on Meta-Wiki later. Moreover, if you think the community is big enough to elect a permanent administrator, you can place a local request here for a permanent adminship, so stewards can grant you the permanent access. Please ask me or any other steward if you have any questions. Thank you! --einsbor talk 08:14, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign survey on outreach to outside knowledge networksEdit

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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Survey link error fixedEdit

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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Al PazarEdit

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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Question on translationEdit

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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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)

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

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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)

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

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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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