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Welcome to Meta! edit

Hello Yerpo, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Meta:Metapub (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

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Supplementary messages edit

Hello Yerpo.

I noticed that you translated the fundraiser's core messages into Slovenščina (sl), thank you for your help! Although the fundraiser is over, your translation work will still be used until next November (when we get new forms).

Unfortunately, there are some missing messages and pages that were not included in the original request. Would you mind translating these supplementary messages too?

Thanks for your help, and please feel free to leave a message on m:Talk:Fundraising 2009/supplementary messages if you have any questions! Az1568 (talk) 19:40, 21 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

I'll see what (and when) I can do, hope there's no rush. Yerpo 13:04, 23 February 2010 (UTC)Reply

New weights edit

My name is Paucabot and I'm from catalan wikipedia. I would like to congratulate you for your work in Talk:List of Wikipedias by sample of articles#One thought about weights. It seems to me a very reasonable improve of the way of counting article length.

However, there is a feeling in catalan Wikipedia (as you can see in ca:Viquiprojecte Discussió:Els 1.000#New weights) that there is a conspiracy to steal catalan first position in this ranking. They say that every change done in the list damages catalan position (and that is true). But that is this way because we have not a complete wikipedia, and every change in some articles lowers our score. If this change is approved, we will have to extend nearly 400 articles to reach to our previous score. But while others keep thinking about conspiracies, I can see all of this is because of the fragility (or, in the case of error in weights, wrongness) of our first position.

Thank you for your work. Paucabot 16:34, 22 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hi, thanks for your message. I didn't realize that Catalan editors take this measure so strictly. — Yerpo Eh? 17:02, 22 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect status edit

Dear Yerpo, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

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Global renamer right edit

I have allocated your right to the global renamer group. Please look to subscribe to the mailing list. Welcome and congrats.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:11, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. — Yerpo Eh? 11:27, 22 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi edit

Pozdrav, someone has messed up with the wikidata, (exactly on January 8th), on this one article (one on the list). So, many of wikis appears to have this article as absent (I'm working on, and this 1 missing article in fact exist). It's not big problem but is it appropriate to update your tables now or wait to the February lists? Srdačan pozdrav iz Sarajeva. --C3r4 (talk) 08:55, 9 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi, thanks for the notice. The same problem was last month with en:Musa (genus) (d:Q8666090) / en:Banana (d:Q503). It just has to be accepted that the output can be vulnerable to Wikidata changes. The scripts takes two days to run so I think it's better to wait.
PS: odgovorio sam na engleskom da mogu i drugi da razumeju. Pozdrav u Sarajevo :) — Yerpo Eh? 12:40, 9 January 2015 (UTC)Reply
Yes, you're right. Anyway, just to notice that changes in Wikidate can have some (minor) influence in result. You're doing good job. Također pozdrav v Sloveniju. ;)--C3r4 (talk) 16:06, 9 January 2015 (UTC)Reply
Me again :) We have again one situation. On they swapped d:Q613 and d:Q612. I don't know will it be changed on list of 1000 too? (Opet nas .... znaš več šta, jer je kod nas to mali članak a kod vas ga nema).--C3r4 (talk) 14:51, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
This distinction is stupid, IMO, even the article en:Dubai (the one connected with Q612) which is supposed to be about the city treats them as synonyms. I'd just leave the situation with the list like it is, it will only affect :enwiki's score anyway. — Yerpo Eh? 15:01, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015 2nd meeting edit

Dear Yerpo,

I am contacting You as a contact person of Slovenia for the Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015 event and to announce that the second meeting for the Wikimedia CEE Spring organisation team will take place on the 28th of January 2015. There will be 2 discussion groups for the meeting, as to get as much people involved (some of us have other engagements during the daytime and others are not available during the evenings).

The first group will start the discussion 12:00 CET (13:00 EET, 14:00 MSK, 15:00 AMT/AZT, 17:00 ALMT, 3:00 PST).

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During the discussion both Skype call and IRC will be used. For more details see event meetings page! Wikimedia Eesti will be responsible for moderating the groups, however all contributions to the etherpad protocol are more than welcome!

Thank you for your kind attention and CEE you soon! --Kaarel Vaidla (WM EE) (talk) 12:23, 27 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

5 may 2015 edit

Hi! I think last update is wrong. In list of absent articles for Bashkir language there are some already existing articles. For example enzyme (ba:Ферменттар), Malnutrition (ba:Ашап еткермәү), Glycine max (ba:Соя), sugars (ba:Шәкәр) and others. --Rg102 18:41, 5 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

It appears that the script didn't detect those articles somehow. I ran it again and fixed the output, thanks for the note. — Yerpo Eh? 05:40, 6 May 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! --Rg102 06:31, 6 May 2015 (UTC)Reply

lost Belarusian score edit

Dear Yerpo, with this update, the highest score (+5.38 at 8.03.15) of Belarusian Wikipedia was lost. Please, restore it. --Дзяніс Тутэйшы (talk) 09:47, 8 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

Agh, thanks for noticing, I'll fix it right away. I'm having some problems with that part of the script. — Yerpo Eh? 18:25, 9 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for maintaining of all this :). These ratings are very helpful for quality improving. --Дзяніс Тутэйшы (talk) 22:10, 10 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

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Hello edit

@Yerpo: Will you look at my request on Steward requests/Username changes page. Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 05:06, 22 September 2015 (UTC)Reply edit

It seems like is outdated. Could you update this?Beyond234 (talk) 20:39, 3 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Me? I'm sorry, I'm not the one maintaining this tool, you have to contact the person from the Portugese community who does that. — Yerpo Eh? 05:40, 4 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

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Should FuzzyBot remove all potentially outdated translations? edit

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Missing update edit

It seems like the stub page was not updated Boivie (talk) 07:04, 6 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

I think I forgot to hit "save", thanks. — Yerpo Eh? 07:22, 6 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Update edit

Hi Yerpo. Thanks for your work on Tech/Server switch 2016/sl. Ops has decided to do this at 14:00 UTC, instead of 07:00 UTC. Could you update the translation? I added the new times yesterday, but I didn't invalidate the previous translations, so you'll need to look for the sentence in the already "Translated" section (not the "Outdated" section). I believe that there here have been a couple of smaller changes since the last time you looked at it. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 24 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Error edit

Hi. Here is an error. There are honorable mentions. But 1st place in September 2016 has, not --Artificial123 (talk) 08:05, 7 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Fixed, thanks for noticing. — Yerpo Eh? 11:59, 7 September 2016 (UTC)Reply
One more question. Can you find the biggest grow of I remember it was in 2015, almost 10.50, but I don't see that in list. Thank you. --Artificial123 (talk) 12:27, 7 September 2016 (UTC)Reply
You're right, I returned the missing score. I had some problems with the script that was "eating up" table entries, so there may be some other achievements missing for other languages. — Yerpo Eh? 08:14, 8 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

No renaming between November 20 and November 27 edit


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Question edit

Hello. I've used this code to see the result of But when I've contributed and the result might change, that didn't. Can you see what's the problem? --Artificial123 (talk) 05:57, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi again. :bewiki's score increased in the past month, so it's difficult to guess what happened when you ran the script. What exactly did you contribute? — Yerpo Eh? 07:26, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
I've contributed here, here, here, here, here and here. --Artificial123 (talk) 10:18, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
Only be:Вільгельм Рыхард Вагнер and be:Матэматыка would count as expanded, because others already counted as long before that. Did you run the script yesterday or earlier? — Yerpo Eh? 10:31, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
I ran it today. --Artificial123 (talk) 11:11, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
One more question. The are Neglected articles in Belarusian. I see Нагіб Махфуз and number 29360 with it. What does that mean? Isn't that number of wiki-symbols? --Artificial123 (talk) 11:31, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
It's a character count, yes, multiplied by 1.4. At a time when I ran the script, the article had that many characters. Now it has more, so it should count as long when I run the script next month. Actually, by the same logic it should increase the score you got today as well (like be:Вільгельм Рыхард Вагнер and be:Матэматыка), I didn't check well. So I don't know exactly what happened with your results. — Yerpo Eh? 12:00, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
If I send you text of cutted script, can you see, what the problem? --Artificial123 (talk) 13:25, 19 November 2017 (UTC)Reply
I doubt that I'll be able to find the problem with just the script. Try the person who wrote it. — Yerpo Eh? 12:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)Reply

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"List of Wikipedias by sample of articles/Neglected" edit


Will you please update the above list? It seems 1 month passed since the last update at 5th June 2018. Thanks! --Misibacsi (talk) 15:18, 6 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

Yes, working on it, as every month. The list will be updated today or tomorrow. — Yerpo Eh? 15:26, 6 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thx! It was fast! --Misibacsi (talk) 04:53, 7 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

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List of Wikipedias by sample of articles edit

Hello. Could You please correct all the links from «be-x-old» to «be-tarask» in the script (or whatever) which updates List of Wikipedias by sample of articles and all the subpages? As soon as we have our domain changed for a long time ago. --Renessaince (talk) 10:34, 6 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Renessaince: hi. I wanted to do it for this month update, but I had problems with the script, so it's again "be-x-tarask" (I only fixed the main table entry by hand). I'll try to figure it out until next month. — Yerpo Eh? 10:57, 7 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi Yerpo! Unfortunately, the growth of the Belarusian (be-tarask) wikipedia hasn't been calculated. Could you please have a look at this? Thank you in advance! --Dymitr (talk) 10:22, 8 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

You're right, the script missed it because the name was different in the table. I fixed it by hand now. — Yerpo Eh? 16:19, 8 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Update: because of the way the script operates, "be-x-old" will unfortunately have to stay until the language code is changed in Wikidata. — Yerpo Eh? 14:53, 21 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Minor fix on colors for list of Wikipedias edit

Hello! I just made a minor fix that would make easier to understand the color code of the list of Wikipedias by sample of articles. Having green as the worst score and purple as the best isn't easy to understand at the first sight. Hope you can integrate the change in your code. thanks! -Theklan (talk) 11:41, 9 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Thank you, but I prefer to keep the old scheme. The color scale there goes from cold to hot, giving editors positive motivation to attain "hotter" scores. Your scale, on the other hand, gives an impression that "low score = bad" and "high = good", which could frustrate volunteers in small Wikipedias that don't have the capacity to approach 100. Also, the colors were too strong, making the numbers less legible. — Yerpo Eh? 07:06, 10 July 2020 (UTC)Reply

Global rename request in Croatian edit

Hello Yerpo. I hope that you're okay. As hr-2, could you please take a look at Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/66411? The user has block though. Thanks! —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:15, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

@MarcoAurelio: I saw that one, yes, but I was unsure what to do about it and then forgot. Maybe you could advise... The user was blocked because the username mixed religious and sexual connotations, but the alternative is basically the same in this regard (just phonetic inscription of Spanish pronunciation of Jesus) and will probably stay blocked. I'm leaning towards decline with explanation that :hrwiki admins won't be amused. Opinion? — Yerpo Eh? 10:22, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
Hello. Thanks for your quick reply. Indeed the username would qualify as innapropriate in Spanish Wikipedia as well because of what you said (it translates to "hot Jesus" or "Horny Jesus", which is not okay). I agree with declining the request and advise the user to choose a different name. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:28, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply
Ok, thanks. Declined. — Yerpo Eh? 10:33, 15 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

List of Wikipedias by sample of articles edit

Hi Yerpo. I saw that you update this page referring to articles between 10 000 and 30 000 kb, from the list of Wikipedias by sample of articles. As Spanish Wikipedia already has a score above 80, could articles of that size be added to that list?. Cheers. --Rodelar (talk) 17:20, 18 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Other question. Cyrillic script is on the main list but in Spanish Wikipedia is <10 kb and still doesn´t appear on the stubs list. Should I update the list somewhere?. --Rodelar (talk) 17:46, 18 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Rodelar: hi, I'm not sure because I'm not the author of the script used for generating the list, but I think the description is wrong - the Spanish stubs will be listed once there are fewer than 200. es:Alfabeto cirílico is just above 10.000 characters (the script counts characters not byte size), so it is counted as an article. If you need a list of the stubs to help you find articles for expansion, maybe I can arrange something. — Yerpo Eh? 18:24, 18 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi Yerpo. Thanks for your answer. I thought it was for kb, instead of characters, sorry. It would be great, in order to update the list and work on it, to know which articles are between 10 000 and 30 000. --Rodelar (talk) 16:30, 21 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
Hi, I copied the list to your subpage User:Rodelar/Spanish articles. Best, — Yerpo Eh? 19:30, 21 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
Hi, thank you for the list, it will be very useful. --Rodelar (talk) 17:27, 5 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

List of Wikipedias by sample of articles/Stubs edit

Hi! Could you make Stubs list for Bashkir wiwkipedia? We are on the 31st place in the List of Wikipedias by sample of articles and we would like to improve the stubs. Thank you. --ZUFAr (talk) 08:31, 5 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

@ZUFAr: it's at User:ZUFAr/Bashkir stubs. Cheers, — Yerpo Eh? 19:56, 5 January 2021 (UTC)Reply
Yes? it is!--ZUFAr (talk) 08:29, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

New WP editions edit

Hello. This message is also about the List of Wikipedias by sample of articles. The Altai Wikipedia was opened on February 23 (alt). Perhaps two more editions have opened recently, but I am not dealing with them, this needs to be clarified. It would be very good to include new editions in the table (before March updating) so we can understand where they started from.--Soul Train (talk) 14:51, 27 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

They will be included in the March update. It's not easy to follow new project openings, so I do it once in a while from Wikimedia News. — Yerpo Eh? 15:10, 27 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
Cool! — Soul Train (talk) 22:04, 27 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Request for rerunning the August update of List of Wikipedias by sample of articles edit

Someone changed the list of List of articles every Wikipedia should have without any discussion in July. As a result, many languages has one more absent article in the recent update. The undiscussed change has been reverted. Is it possible to rerun the August update in order to keep the fairness? Thank you. --XRTIER (talk) 01:05, 6 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

You're right, we missed this change. But I think that one article doesn't make such difference even if it's annoying (including to my own home wiki), I'd rather just wait until next month. — Yerpo Eh? 04:58, 6 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

hi edit

can u semi protect my userpage Cysticis (talk) 15:03, 21 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

I cannot, because I'm not an administrator here. You can ask at Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat. — Yerpo Eh? 15:06, 21 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is requested edit

Hello Yerpo, We are conducting a poll of global renamers and stewards regarding some future toolings related to some rename requests. Your feedback is requested at the poll on VRT WIKI. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply