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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello Ymblanter, 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 Wikimedia Forum (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!

ConfirmationEdit

I confirm that this account has been created by Yaroslav Blanter--Ymblanter 19:08, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Please have a look at...Edit

... <http://etherpad.wikimedia.org/spcom-merging> and help to write if you can. Thanks, The Helpful One 22:21, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I am there, but will soon go to sleep, I am on the Central European Time--Ymblanter (talk) 22:25, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Прошу помочьEdit

Добрый день! Мной и еще несколькими людьми был создан проект инклюзионистов в руВП: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%82:%D0%98%D0%9D%D0%9A%D0%9B. Появление проекта вызвало неоднозначную реакцию (вплоть до "они дорабатывают статьи, которые надо удалять"). Для упрочения своего положения мы бы хотели стать официальным филиалом общевикипедийной ассоциации инклюзионистов: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Inclusionist_Wikipedians. Но никто из нас на Мете не участвует и мы не знаем, куда и как подать такую заявку. Не могли бы Вы нам помочь? С Уважением --Странник27 (talk) 05:24, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Простите, нет, не могу.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:48, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia Travel Guide: Naming poll openEdit

Hi there,

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

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

Thanks, Thehelpfulone 22:12, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Turkish Wikipedia problemEdit

Hi, I do not know English. Turkish Wikipedia is growing problems. Solution required. I'm not happy.--İncelemeelemani (talk) 22:37, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

  • RFC is disfunctional in general. In the last four year, I only remember one instance when the problem was actually resolved. Just forget it. Try to solve the problem within the project. If it is impossible, but the majority is still unhappy - fork the project and leave WMF. Sorry, I can not suggest any better solution. This is how things look now.--Ymblanter (talk) 08:33, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --İncelemeelemani (talk) 18:26, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Response neededEdit

Hi Ymblanter. Your response to Requests for comment/Disable upload for selected users would be highly appreciated. Thanks, Huji (talk) 16:13, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Global sysopEdit

Who is this global sysop who "consistently fails to demonstrate understanding of basic principles of Wikimedia projects"? Might be useful for him or her to know that there are concerns with what they are doing ;-) Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:16, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Not you, do not worry. Well, they know they have issues, and they know my opinion about it, and I think pushing it more would be stalking. I am not prepared at the time to request the desysop, so I decided to keep it as general as possible to illustrate the point.--Ymblanter (talk) 22:09, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough. When you posted the comment an outcry went out among a few of the global sysops, so I though I'd better check up on their (and my) behalf :P. I would recommend ensuring that the person knows, though - I know of cases where someone thinks that the person knows of the concerns, but they actually don't. Thanks, Ajraddatz (Talk) 00:22, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
I will think about it. Right now I do not immediately see how I can do it without causing more drama, and I do not want drama (and actually I hate drama). If I come across some reasonable way I will do it.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:45, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Fundraising translation feedbackEdit

Hey Ymblanter,

I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.

To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for Russian using This Link

Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.

Many Thanks

Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 09:44, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

New option on interproject linksEdit

Hi, thanks for participating in the RFC for interproject links. There is a new option that might be interesting to explore. Please check Dropdown next to title 1 and Dropdown next to title 2. They are part of Option 5.--Micru (talk) 14:33, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I have the RFC on my watchlist. Unfortunately, I do not like any of the options.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:57, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia genealogy projectEdit

Please visit this page if you wish to contribute to a centralized discussion about a Wikimedia genealogy project. Thank you! --Another Believer (talk) 21:51, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

I do not think spamming talk pages is such a brilliant idea.--Ymblanter (talk) 06:46, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Edit

Вы сделали то об чём я просил; уверен, что мутанты из радиационного отстойника поленились бы что-либо восстанавливать, те из них что вообще бы поняли запрос. Очередной раз разумные люди могут убедиться в том, что от Вас во много раз много больше толка, чем от медианного представителя привилегированной викифауны. Если я проживу достаточно долго, то не сомневайтесь, ещё окажусь Вам полезен, и не раз. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:48, 3 May 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 change.org.

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

LinkEdit

Thanks for the suggestion, I inserted the link, cheers! :-) Syced (talk) 03:55, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:50, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

os.wiki pic of the dayEdit

Ярослав, посмотрите тут, я не очень понял, о чём речь: обсуждение шаблонов картинки дня. Amikeco (talk) 19:42, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Спасибо, как-то я не занетил. Сейчас попробую посмотреть. --Ymblanter (talk) 19:44, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
До меня дошло, о чём речь, постараюсь сам ответить, но вы дополняйте, если будет время :) Amikeco (talk)

Picture of the DayEdit

Ярослав, возможно Вам будет интересен перечень страниц, который я собрал в m:Wikipedias in the languages of Russia/ActionPlan/Potd/ru. С уважением, --Frhdkazan (talk) 13:26, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Спасибо, но у меня неудачный опыт общения с проектами, где меня прямым текстом не попросили поддерживать проект изображение дня. Таких пять - лакский, якутский, крымскотатарский, осетинский и чувашский. Заодно слежу за вандализмом. --Ymblanter (talk) 13:59, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Ярослав, если Вы согласитесь взять на себя (хотя бы временно) добавление шаблонов картинок также и в те, что собраны в m:Wikipedias in the languages of Russia/ActionPlan/Potd/ru (сопротивления этому в разделах нет, в некоторых меня прямым текстом попросили помочь им с ними), то я смогу больше времени уделять параллельному проекту Wikipedias in the languages of Russia/ActionPlan/Calendar/ru (категоризация, шаблоны, модули, интервики). Плюс, буду признателен за ваши комментарии по пока ещё только плану моего доклада на Викимании-2017 в августе. С уважением, --Frhdkazan (talk) 18:25, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Добрый день. Я вижу в этом списке калмыцкий, где тамошний бюрократ, заинтересованный только в сохранении своего флага, убрал изображение дня с главной страницы, и кабардино-черкесский, где администратор специально ходил и отменял мои правки. Так что, простите уж, в каждом разделе только по прямой просьбе одного от администраторов.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:31, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Ярослав, Вы правы про krcwiki (красных ссылок или подписей на английском или русском не хотят, а перевод организовать не могут), в остальных случаях всё нормально – даже в xalwiki. С «Календарь на Заглавную» дошёл до kvwiki (создал Шаблон:Персона, проставляю). Буду признателен, если прокомментируете Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community User Group/ru. С уважением, --Frhdkazan (talk) 09:10, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

“Not be blocked on more than one project”Edit

Hello Yaroslav.
The last time I explicitly requested your real-time help was in March 2014, but now I have to do it again.

Please, make some sympathetic comment at Wikimedia Forum #“Not be blocked on more than one project”. Not to say I’m afraid of mockery by stewards and other Meta regulars, but if they mass-pissed on this idea, then it may be recorded as “rejected by the community” which would create negative future consequences. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:01, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

I am no fan of SergeyJ, but he was merely replicating dickish habits of ru.Wikipedia because was not familiar with better examples. Don’t put much blame on this single person, please. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:37, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Well, you know my relations with the Russian Wikipedia but it would not be possible to block someone there who never contributed.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:40, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

The bblack side of en.WikipediaEdit

You should see this not to have involvement with any piece of the muck Incnis_Mrsi dug out. But to be more cautious next time, bragging about alleged incredibly high discipline among en.Wikipedia admins. The site initially was on a higher level of civilization than e.g. Commons, but en.Wikipedia all but lost its ancient appeal of transparency and accountability. Not far away into the future and it will converge with ru.Wikipedia and so on. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:14, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

I never ever do two things - go into CU business and OTRS business. I believe I will live longer if I do not mind their business.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:43, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
Everyone here chooses what to do—or do not—relying on own criteria. No problems with it. You may ask me to intervene into stuff which is connected to check-user busyness; but of course never in ru.Wikipedia. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:43, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit

Hi,

You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

USB-C - cross-wiki vandalismEdit

https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q20026619&diff=777699801&oldid=777670376

You protected the page in the vandalised state. Maybe you can fix the descriptions for

  • Swiss German
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish

? "USB Type-C" is an alias, not a description. And in German (incl. Bavarian) the common name is, as in English, USB-C. 77.0.218.248 15:38, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Why do not you discuss this with the user you were edit-warring with?--Ymblanter (talk) 16:50, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
He tricked another user into deleting the talk page: fr:talk:USB Type-C [1] and vandalized Wikidata. You protected his vandalism. He tricked a further user into deleting the WD talk. On several other Wikipedias his requests for talk page deletion were denied. And all but lvwiki reverted his page moves. The most vandalized item that remains is the Wikidata item. 77.0.218.248 21:42, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
That's true, I requested deletions (and the one on fr wiki was done) beacause you only post fake numbers about USB related subjects in goal of POV pushing. --Niridya (talk) 21:56, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
Hello Ymblanter and 77.0.218.248 ;)
I am not vandalizing, juste trying to stop vandalism by this IP which sarted in august (he use dynamic IP adresses). Recently I requested the third protection for the wikidata item Q20026619 (USB Type-C).
I want to talk with you 77.0.218.248 because I am not the only wikipedian watching your contributions (at least on fr wiki^^) to have some informations about what you are doing on Wikimedia projects. --Niridya (talk) 21:10, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

USB-C - Wikidata main pageEdit

Made it to the main page. (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Main_Page/Content) Could you unblock? Niridya now made the same edits on the labels as the IP did before. The edit war (USB-C vs USB Type-C) is over. 2.243.67.204 16:21, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

If Niridya is fine I can unblock.--Ymblanter (talk) 16:23, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
@Ymblanter: You can remove the protection of Q20026619. ;) --Niridya (talk) 17:17, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
  Done--Ymblanter (talk) 17:28, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

подвести итог фотографийEdit

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kampus-spgmu-3.jpg


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Щ.jpg


--Панн (talk) 16:29, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Долго у моря ждал он ответа,
Не дождался, к старухе воротился
Глядь: опять перед ним землянка;
На пороге сидит его старуха,
А пред нею разбитое корыто--Ymblanter (talk) 17:05, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Kampus-spgmu-3.jpgEdit

deleted this photo because it is coppivo http://duhocynga.edu.vn/dai-hoc-y-khoa-quoc-gia-saint-petersburg/ Панн (talk) 15:40, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

looking for your experience with imagesEdit

You seem to be really experience with images so I'm hoping that you can give me some clarity on two items.

I've been wanting to add an image to a page, but I can only find 4 and not really happy with any of them. This is the page Nicolle Wallace and this is the link I get for searching https://tools.wmflabs.org/fist/fist.php?doit=1&language=en&project=wikipedia&data=Nicolle+Wallace&datatype=articles&params%5Bcatdepth%5D=0&params%5Brandom%5D=50&params%5Bll_max%5D=5&params%5Bcommons_max%5D=5&params%5Bflickr_max%5D=5&params%5Binclude_flickr_id%5D=1&params%5Bwts_max%5D=5&params%5Bgimp_max%5D=5&params%5Besp_max%5D=5&params%5Besp_skip_flickr%5D=1&params%5Bgeograph_max%5D=5&params%5Bforarticles%5D=noimage&params%5Blessthan_images%5D=3&params%5Bdefault_thumbnail_size%5D=&params%5Bjpeg%5D=1&params%5Bpng%5D=1&params%5Bgif%5D=1&params%5Bsvg%5D=1&params%5Bogg%5D=1&params%5Bmin_width%5D=80&params%5Bmin_height%5D=80&sources%5Blanguagelinks%5D=1&sources%5Bcommons%5D=1&sources%5Bflickr%5D=1 The only one close is the top one, but it's less than ideal. Any ideas on how to find more?

I thought you'd be a good person to ask because I came across you for removing an image on Maryse Ouellet. If you look in the history it says you removed it from Commons. But then a user added it back. When I do a search for images that image still appears and appears to show it still has a good license.

Can you clarify/help me any? thx Mike

The top image is pretty clear copyright violation, do not upload it. It just looks like there are ne free images of her available. This is unfortunate, but very little we can do about it. Some people write to the subjects asking for a free image, but this typically works pretty badly - the subjects usually have no clue in copyright policies, they could send a picture taken by someone else which is in fact not free, and this picture could be deleted.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:21, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

Request for helpEdit

161.129.32.0/20 now is blocked in Russian Wikipedia. Unfortunately, my open proxy is in this segment. Can you help me to request a temporary unblock? 轻语者 (talk) 00:25, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

No, I am sorry, I do not edit Russian Wikipedia. Try to find an unblock or a help template using interwiki and then write in English there on your talk page.--Ymblanter (talk) 05:26, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Re: Cost of open accessEdit

Hello, I noticed your comment. Making one's work open access doesn't cost a dime: depositing your work on an open repository, even with a free license, is generally possible for free, with any publisher.

For more information: https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/How_to_make_your_own_work_open_access

See also how we helped make 3000 works open access without the authors spending a cent: https://blog.okfn.org/2017/10/26/how-wikimedia-helped-authors-make-over-3000-articles-green-open-access-via-dissemin/

Please don't propagate the myth that open access is a cost for authors. That's one very specific kind of open access, the APC-powered gold open access model, which is not the most prevalent and is definitely not necessary. Nemo 15:44, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Everything I published since 1996 is in the open repository, which is arxiv.org, and accessible to the general audience. We are repeatedly told this is not good enough, and that we will have at some point go to the gold access model. Btw deposition with free license is not compatible with the publication in top journals in my field.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:54, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Nomination for Movement Strategy Transition Design GroupEdit

Dear Ymblanter, we had a call for regional nominations for Design Group to develop a plan for inclusive transition process from the movement strategy recommendations to the implementation. User:Yair rand has nominated you to be the representative of the Central and Eastern Europe region. In my understanding you are not really active in the CEE collaborative, yet you could bring a valuable insight regarding engagement of the online contributors. I would like to know if you would be generally interested in the participation or rather not.

The task will be to work with a diverse group of people from across the movement to design how the process of online events will be set up.

  • The nominee should be familiar with the Wikimedia movement, interested in strategy, and ideally an active online contributor from the projects OR from an underrepresented community.
  • The work is scheduled to begin with orientation next week and planned to conclude at the beginning of August.
  • During this time, the group will meet 5 times virtually for two hours each time, and there is expectation to carry out some asynchronous work in between meetings.

Thank you for your kind attention and please let us know what you think! --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 08:29, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

@KVaidla (WMF): Thank you Kaarel. Yes, I would be interested to participate. The whole idea of nominating me last minute was that I am very active in the projects (also cross-project) but not with affiliate, my participation may add a missing perspective, and there were no CEE candidates anyway. I do have some boundary conditions for the meetings (I have a full-time job), but I guess anybody has and I am not unique.Ymblanter (talk) 08:40, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much for such a swift reply and confirmation! There were some CEE candidates nominated by peers in the regional Facebook group, but their availability was not confirmed. At the same time I see how your perspective will be of value in the discussions and would help us improve the transition process. There will be boundaries of different kinds for participation across the group and we will try to overcome this and accommodate the needs. We will be in touch hopefully later this week regarding how we will proceed with the Design Group. --KVaidla (WMF) (talk) 09:01, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Great, thanks. That was not at all my intention to take somebody else's place; if there are issues because of this I have no problem not being part of the group, but generally I think my participation will hopefully be useful.Ymblanter (talk) 09:05, 23 June 2020 (UTC)