Congrats on the win

Hello Wing! I wonder how to establish contact to you. Could you be so kind and drip me your mail address at my mail address glimburg@munich.com ? thanks a lot!


please see Translation requests/Wikimania/Zh: for page and template translation, thanks.

About the translation of term "panel", please discuss it on page Talk:Translation requests/Wikimania/Zh:. --Yongxinge 15:46, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hi, Wing! Thanks a lot for your smart organizing, amazingly rapid translation! Your work, specially of Yongxinge and you, is great. I would like you to check this page. Already I checked Zh working pages and found many anonymous edit. I wonder if you can give me their user names (many people edits here anonymously, even they usually edit as registered users). I wouldn't like to miss anyone's name on this list. Cheers, --Aphaia | Translate Election | ++ 14:32, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

On-line version of civilization chronology publishedEdit

I found a news story via Xinhua indicating that "A massive on-line chronology of Chinese civilization was initiated here [Beijing] Thursday to allow the public to input and edit all the historical documents dating from ancient times through 1911 when the Republic of China was founded."

The news story is sparse on details, however. I was wondering if you would be willing to find out a few things about it, such as what the URL for this new site is, where I can find more about the "China Culture Research Society" and whether or not it is a government organization (the term does not show up once in Google English). I appreciate your help! reflectiongmail.com --Alterego 15:53, Jun 23, 2005 (UTC)

How to read chinese articles? I can't see anything!!!Edit

Could you please tell me where to download chinese encoding for wikipedia pages? All I can see is question marks. Please, help. Thanks

Please set your encoding (normally under the menu View) to Unicode (UTF-8). --Wing 06:03, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

Blocking of wikipediaEdit

I'm curious, has there been any inquiry regarding the blocking of wikipedia? Presumably it should be possible to get some kind of official response from the government, or am I being naive? (I wrote you because you are listed as ambassador of your wiki). If you'd like to reply, please leave it on my wikipedia page, since I don't log in on meta regularly. Cheers, Jacoplane 17:56, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Signpost -- Interwiki ReportEdit


There is a new feature in The Wikipedia Signpost called The Interwiki Report that is about reporting from Wikipedias other than the English.

There have been already been reports from German and Polish Wikipedias, the next is French.

We'd like to have a report from the Chinese Wikipedia ready for August 14th issue of The Signpost.

Could you please put together the report for the Chinese Wikipedia ?

Please keep me informed if you can make it or not. Alternatively could you please forward this message to someone you know could do it ?

I'll try to contact other Chinese ambassador but could you put up a note at the Chinese Village Pump page.

Please leave me messaages here.

Kpjas 20:47, 4 August 2006 (UTC)


Suggestion: Move the link for the zh.wikipedia embassy to zh:Wikipedia:互助客棧/其他.Hillgentleman 10:55, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Discussion on the logo votesEdit

Would you check Chinese spellings at Discussion on the logo votes? I was not sure which expression is official 维基教科书 - 内容开放的教科书及手册 or 维基教科书 - 自由的教科书及手册. Thank you.--Californiacondor 23:48, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

G'day Candidate!Edit

First I thought I'd offer a thank you for being brave / foolish enough to put your hat in the ring as a candidate for election to the Wikimedia Board of Trustees! - I wonder if you might have any time, interest, and enthusiasm to record a brief 10 / 15 minute audio interview about yourself / the reasons for your candidature / your wiki philosophy etc. etc. ? - I've been promoting a project on the english wikipedia called NotTheWikipediaWeekly - which is a grassroots effort to promote good communications through (semi) regular 'podcasts'.

If you have a couple of moments free, would you mind taking a look at this page and signing up if you're interested! It'd be great to chat with each and every one of you, and I hope you'll be amenable to this idea! Let me know if you've any questions at all, thought perhaps my english wikipedia talk page is the best spot.

The best of luck, and kind regards,

Privatemusings 03:29, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Plannning the 'real world' conversationEdit

Thanks for both your interest and patience in setting up an audio conversation - I'm afraid I've found myself both 'real world' busy, and it took me a moment to figure out what the best way forward in organising these conversations could be.

I've created a 'sign up' sheet over at User:Privatemusings/ElectionDiscussions - which it would be great if you could peruse, and sign up at a suitable time. The times are in 'UTC' (which I gather is the official 'wiki' time) - but if you have any problems converting, there's a seperate section for you to simply drop the appropriate information in. I already have many of you as Skype contacts - but if you haven't forwarded this information so far, you can submit that at this time also.

I'm aiming to publish this podcast on 6th June - and believe (and hope!) that it might raise the profile of the election a little bit, as well as humanising the people behind the screen names a little. Thanks for your willingness to engage with this - head over here as soon as possible, and let's get chatting! cheers, Privatemusings 05:22, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Ni haoEdit

Ciao, My name is francesco, i am italian. I am interested about what you say for your candidature. I like the fact that you want to preserve differences, i think that difference = richness too. In it.wiki* there are many user writing in italian-english, expecially for articles about technology (client-server instead of the italian cliente-servente etc)... I just would like to know what do you think about founds gain for wikipedia. some say they want to allow sponsors, other just want to consider private donations. And you? Sorry for my bad english, i hope you understood. Thanks. Francesco

Non-free contentEdit

Thanks for your response at Board elections/2008/Candidates/Questions/3#Non-free content. I had cited a paragraph of the Definition of Free Cultural Works that the Foundation has adopted. You responded by saying both "I don't think that we need to change our licencing policy." and "The text you cited is too radical for me."

This leaves me a bit confused. Do you support adopting a less radical definition than the Foundation currently has, or are you content with the currently adopted definition? —Remember the dot 18:06, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

(responding to message on my talk page) - Thank you for your reply. If elected, would you work to remove POV statements such as the one I pointed out from the Foundation's adopted definition of free content? Remember the dot 04:01, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
(responding to message on my talk page) - Would you actually take action and propose removing the POV material from the foundation's copy of the definition, or just wait for someone else to propose it (if they ever did)? Remember the dot 04:26, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

--Caesarjbsquitti 14:47, 28 June 2008 (UTC)


Just wanted to say congratulations on being elected as the new Board member. Good luck!

James F. (talk) 17:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, congrats! Naerii 18:00, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
I echo the above - my sincerest congratulations, and best of luck during your term. Sarcasticidealist 18:01, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Well fought. Swatjester 18:05, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Glueckswunsch! --Aphaia 18:07, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations sir! Ryan Postlethwaite 18:27, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Glückwunsch! -- Mathias Schindler 18:28, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations! -- Avi 18:34, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, congrats. Don't forget us little people. :-) Mahalo (thank you). --Ali'i 18:36, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations! ++Lar: t/c 18:59, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Well done! Congratulations. Rudget. 19:02, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations! DineshAdv 19:21, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations! (or should I say my condoleances (just kidding)) - Andre Engels 19:40, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Don't forget that now that the community has pushed you into your new position, you have every right to ask the community to help you use your mandate, when and if you feel you need their help. -- Cimon Avaro 20:33, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Congratulations on your new position. :) Acalamari 20:58, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Vivissime congratulazioni! Congratulations! --Stef Mec 21:34, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations on your election, I wish you well. Camaron | Chris (talk) 21:44, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

  • "It matters not the colour of the cat, be it black or white, (nor the name you call it, nor in what language) as long as it catches mice (if that is why you have a cat or you would rather have a spotted or coloured cat)"....congratulations.-- 22:43, 26 June 2008 (UTC)--Caesarjbsquitti 14:51, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! ☸ Moilleadóir 23:16, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Viel Spaß! :-) PDD 23:23, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations (and, of course, thanks for taking on the task)! There were five candidates with whose being elected I would have been quite pleased and whose addition to the Board struck me as likely to be most beneficial, and you were certainly amongst that number; good on ya. Joe 01:48, 27 June 2008 (UTC).

I couldn't agree more. Good effort! :) 02:26, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations! I know you will represent the community well. -- phoebe 03:12, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
恭喜你 OhanaUnitedTalk page 05:17, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations! Though I don't know you, I found your positions and your answers to the questions that people posed to be highly reasonable and wise. I'm glad someone with your good sense of judgment was elected. I wish you luck representing the community and doing good things for the Wikimedia Foundation! Dovi 05:26, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations on your election to the Board, Wing! The Wiki community has a lot of trust in the board, and You will serve them very well! Tmalmjursson 10:42, 27 June 2008 (UTC) aka Iceflow on Wikipedia English.
  • Congratulations per above. Good luck in your Board Membership. Ultraexactzz Talk 17:20, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedija:Hornjoserbšćina on hsbwpEdit

Hello, Wing. Could you translate the english or german text in wikipedia:hsb:Wikipedija:Hornjoserbšćina into Chinese languages, please? Thanks and greetings --Tlustulimu 20:57, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Done.--Wing 05:36, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

So whom did you vote for?Edit

You promised to tell. The Relativity of The Truth 23:35, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I voted for me and for Harel. I think Harel has a lot similarity to me. His answers to many questions are also very similar to mine. I casted my ballot quite earlier. Later after I have read all the answers from the other candidates I would have also voted for Alex and Ray, because they take a similar view as I and because they also come from the community.--Wing 05:13, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations, and thanks for eventually answering the question. :-) giggy (:O) 08:21, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Hi again Wing -- I congratulated you already on foundation-l, but felt that it won't hurt to repeat it here. I'm sure you'll be very good in your new role, and you were a fair and friendly candidate. Thanks for supporting me, too! Herzliche Glueckwuensche! Harel 05:31, 28 June 2008 (UTC)


With your election from The Netherlands! Kind regards, MoiraMoira 08:28, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

  • congrats added here to those of my excellent collegue moiramoira; since this former board member is also from the netherlands: congratulations!
next to the enormous amount of work you will have to face, and next to trying to keep up with things while at the same time being ahead of things to make wise decisions, and finally next to maintaining your values such as frankness as well as openness to the larger community, i hope you will also succeed in enjoying your term as well and in making a difference as a member of the board of trustees of the wikimedia foundation inc.! all the best, oscar 19:56, 27 June 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! miranda 22:42, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
Ik sluit mijn hier bij aan. Gefelicieerd. (I join in the reactions. Congrats.) Carsrac 04:02, 29 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi dear new board member just Congrats--Mardetanha talk 09:45, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Oh wow, wer hätte gedacht, dass die Community fähig ist, eine so gute Entscheidung zu fällen. Glückwunsch und alles Gute! Everyme 11:06, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Are you from Asia? Good PS:My english is bad IVP 13:12, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes I am born in China. But I live in Germany now.--Wing 17:50, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


I'm confident you will do a good job! :)

L337p4wn 15:21, 27 June 2008 (UTC)


Firstly congratulation for the election !

Secondly, Can I do an interview of you for French Wikipedia Sign post aka Wikimag. Thank you :) mik@ni 18:01, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Je peux faire l'interview soit en anglais soit en français, mais malheureusement je ne parle pas allemand. I can do the interview in english, in french, but unfortunatly i don't speak german. Je te proposerais prochainement quelques questions. I propose you soon some questions. Merci. mik@ni 11:15, 28 June 2008 (UTC)
The itw begin here and again thank you ! mik@ni 15:12, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
I post news questions. mik@ni 12:38, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
New questions and explications for the president term - mik@ni 11:52, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for this interview, now it's finish, should be presente on the next Wikimag which released monday. mik@ni 17:17, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

@ mikani. How are your chinese language skills Carsrac 04:00, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Neer of 0 :) mik@ni 15:12, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations! Hope you have "wings" wide enough to keep you aloft forever! :)Edit

Congratulations! Hope you have "wings" wide enough to keep you aloft forever! :)


I just barely arrived on the meta wiki after doing dsome major work on the wiktionary, and i was about to vote for you when i realized that, duh, you already won! Congratulations. I knew you would probably win, everyone would respect a guy like you, and that tends to get people to win elections. So, i was curious as to whether or not you are fully in tune with the wiki, such as parsers or variables that you would like to know about. If you have any questions, i have been on the wiki for 3 years, and i know just about everything there is to know. Reply on my talk page, thanks. The2DeadlySinsPrideEnvy