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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello Yngvadottir, 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! Ottava Rima (talk) 18:38, 1 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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) 22:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Superprotect letter updateEdit

Hi Yngvadottir,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Survey on Inspire Campaign for addressing harassmentEdit

Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on addressing harassment from June 2016. 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.

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) 03:24, 10 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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As you will probably know, there is a thanks button in the revision history of the pages. It's just not that open as a like or thanks in a forum or such. Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 07:58, 22 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you know, I couldn't see it? I had to look twice for it just now. Must be creeping senescence. :-) Yngvadottir (talk) 08:01, 22 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Try new glasses, it worked for me ;)Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 08:07, 22 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


While you were busy, so was I (🎻🎺🪕 😁). SashiRolls (talk) 01:46, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm glad to see you're still helping out :-) Hopefully I found good enough sources for what I did. Judging by that latest multi-article AfD, the eats biz is a particular flashpoint right now in the war over business coverage. Yngvadottir (talk) 02:41, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting articles in publications that I didn't know, thanks for finding them. The Raffles one looks sumptious. My mission tonight was more locowl :) SashiRolls (talk) 00:30, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
LOLcow indeed :-) And since you're far east of me, Good Yule! Yngvadottir (talk) 00:48, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, I hope your holidays are going well. Back to work today for me (but it's an easy day and a relatively low-key week). I don't know if the response I gave you was the one you were looking for, but thanks for asking! SashiRolls (talk) 05:19, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And thanks, yet again. :) I added a cite you were looking for at fr.wp. My apologies that the templates don't match up so easily! ps: The Tribune de Lyon ref also mentions the subsequent theft in 2011, but with a little luck I may be able to add that one of these days. SashiRolls (talk) 14:30, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Happy New Year! Thank you kindly. Both that and the Tribune are just the kinds of references I was hoping existed; as you know, Google can't be bothered to do a good job of web crawling any longer, and always was lackadaisical about non-English-language content. But I hope you'll be able to insert both, and clear up my puzzlements, including about the atelier de monnaie vs. the silver assay that gave the alley its name but that was supposedly in a different street. Perhaps the Tribune also offers a plain statement about the rotunda. But sadly I can of course only see the top of the article. (Local newspapers in the UK—very small outfits—at one time used to ask me to fill out a survey on why I wouldn't subscribe to them given my evident interest in news of that area. One time I actually explained that I can't subscribe to every newspaper in the world and that I was grateful for their coverage of whatever I was chasing down at that time, but they should consider themselves lucky to get a bunch of references in Wikipedia with links that people might follow who had no idea they existed. The Tribune de Lyon is presumably above such concerns and may well assume I can't read French anyway given my unfortunate location.) I hope indeed for that luck, despite my ineptitude at trying to help. Yngvadottir (talk) 23:16, 1 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It took some time to refresh my memory on this. I'd read a bit about the Royal Mint, which moved from the Old Town (right bank of the Sâone) to the Presqu'île (left side of the Saône, not far from the Passaage d'Argue), while poking around on the Ox Street page some months ago. The second mint in the passage itself is puzzling to me. I went with "bullion mint", but I need to dig deeper into it, my guess it was a less official annex dealing perhaps more with bullion than coins, but I'm not sure. I hope I didn't make a mess of your good work (I'm still puzzled about what's best after looking up silver assay honestly, but the mint moving from Macon to Lyon in 1420 was part of a trend marking Lyon's growing role as a European financial hub, mostly through the bills of exchange associated with the fairs). Apparently Lyon also had an imperial mint back in Roman times that I didn't know about. ;) SashiRolls (talk) 07:17, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
All looks good to me, thank you! I won't pretend to have got everything right in hacking my way through the existing text, which led to my making some cuts. And I'm glad to conclude that your computer is now fixed or replaced? I'd been thinking of referring you to Cullen's guide on using the desktop interface on mobile rather than those horrid apps. Yngvadottir (talk) 08:01, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]