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Fiji/Na vosa vaka-Viti Wikipedia

Please put on the other languages interwiki place (the other language of Fiji).

Global bots

Hello. The standard bot policy was updated to allow global bots, which are now technically possible. These are trusted bots that will be given bot access on all wikis that allow global bots (the local policy or request page must explicitly allow them, or they won't get access on this wiki). The current requirements for global bots are:

  • the bot must only maintain interlanguage links or fix double-redirects;
  • the bot must already be active on several wikis, with long-term contributions to back up its trustworthiness.

Does anyone object to allowing global bots on this wiki? I'll update the local policy in a week if there are no objections. Thanks. —Pathoschild 00:35:01, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

What this means for you

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

Why localise at translatewiki.net

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

Bot policy

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. This will involve creating a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and adding a line at the top noting that it is used here. In particular, this policy allows automatic acceptance of known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests.

Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; it will be implemented in one week if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. —Pathoschild 05:27:17, 07 June 2008 (UTC) 05:27, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Done.Pathoschild 09:09:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

How can we improve the usability for your language

We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly

The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.

When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.

We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.

PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM 08:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Done. —Pathoschild 19:20:11, 04 August 2008 (UTC)


Translatewiki.net update

Devangari script

  • Currently 0.04% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 08:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 0.04% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:42, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 0.04% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:47, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 0.08% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.00% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 16:12, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Latin script

  • Currently 80.58% of the MediaWiki messages and 3.32% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 08:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 81.78% of the MediaWiki messages and 1.87% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:42, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 82.06% of the MediaWiki messages and 1.97% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 13:47, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Currently 84.17% of the MediaWiki messages and 1.95% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 16:12, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

Sysop

Sorry for writing this is English although I know hif to some extent. I want to become a temporary sysop here. There are many pages tagged with {{delete}} or {{mitao}} here and I want to clear this backlog. I'm an admin on few projects, a Global rollbacker and also an active cw vandal fighter. Once this project gets more active admins or if Global sysops, I will give up my tools. Pmlineditor 11:57, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer but deletion is not a problem for us. See Special:Log/delete. If we require your assistance in any other area we will let you know. Girmitya 13:31, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
That is good to know. Sorry to disturb you. Pmlineditor 10:06, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Also, I think it would be nice if this wiki got few regular sysops since having one sysop isn't good (it becomes difficult to handle mass cw vandalism in my experience). If some active members of this community who are also hif-4/N got sysop, it would be good imho. Active content creators who regularly edit here might be granted access; that is certainly better than having one sysop or having cw vandal fighters/GS as sysops. Pmlineditor 10:12, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Logo: Project name & Slogan

Hello. I'm currently collecting project names and slogans as a part of a logo cleanup. Would you mind providing a translation of the following phrases for the logo?

  • Wikipedia
  • The Free Encyclopedia

Please put your translation on my Meta-Wiki talk page. Thanks in advance for your help! Cbrown1023 salah 22:11, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

2010 Fundraising Is Almost Here

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Hello Wikipedians, I am Theo and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between your community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Theo (WMF) 20:20, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

User:NobelBot

  • Bot name : ar:User:NobelBot
  • Operator : جمال بركات
  • Programming Language : Python (Pywikipedia)
  • Function : interwiki
  • Botstatus on other wiki : ar, fr, en, pl, ru...

NobelBot 14:47, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Not done -- inactive since 2009. If the bot becomes active again, make a request here. Jafeluv 22:30, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Bot Flag Requests

हिन्दी में लिखने के लिए आप लोग देवनागरी का क्यों नही प्रयोग कर रहे?इच्छा ही नही है देवनागरी में लिखने कि या साधन नही मिले? why are'nt you all using devanagari to write in Hindi?you do not want to write in devanagari or couldn't get devanagari typing resources?

It think the answer on that on is that none of the bot owners can write in devanagari. Or write well enough that a native speaker can read it. Carsrac 20:21, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

The reason is that Fiji Hindi and Hindi are distinct languages and the writers of Fiji Hindi decided to use the Latin script so that those who can speak in Fiji Hindi but cannot write in the Devanagri script (e.g. Muslims, native Fijians) can still read and write in the language. Nagonchi 22:50, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Can we have a system like in kazakh wikipedia where both the scripts are enabled?--Eukesh 14:43, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Purbo T

Hi, I'd like to ask for a bot flag for Purbo_T (contributions)
I am sorry, I could not find a better place to ask. Feel free to move this request if there is one, and please let me know.

Thank you! --Purodha 11:20, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Already flagged. —Pathoschild 09:11:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

CarsracBot

Hi, I'd like to ask for a bot flag for CarsracBot (contributions)

  • Operator: User:Carsrac = nl:User:Carsrac
  • Function: interwiki link maintenance
  • Operation: manually-assisted, occasionally in automatic or autonomous mode, starting mostly from the samll wikipedia's like fy, zea, to, lt
  • Software: pywikipediabot framework updated daily from svn to latest version
  • Already has bot flag on: See here

Thank you! -- Carsrac 20:17, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Flagged. —Pathoschild 09:13:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

PipepBot

Hi, I'd like to ask for a bot flag for PipepBot (contributions)

  • Operator: it:User:Pipep
  • Function: interwiki link maintenance
  • Operation: manually-assisted, occasionally in automatic or autonomous mode.
  • Software: pywikipediabot framework updated daily from svn to latest version
  • Already has bot flag on: ab, ak, als, am, an, ang, ar, arc, as, ast, av, az, ba, bar, bat-smg, bcl, be, be-x-old, bg, bh, bi, bm, bn, bo, bpy, br, bs, bug, bxr, ca, cbk-zam, cdo, ce, ceb, chr, co, cr, crh, cs, cu, cv, cy, da, de, diq, dv, dz, ee, el, eml, en, eo, es, et, eu, ext, fa, ff, fi, fiu-vro, fj, fo, fr, frp, fur, fy, ga, gd, gl, glk, gn, got, gv, ha, hak, haw, he, hi, hr, hsb, ht, hu, hy, ia, id, ie, ig, ik, ilo, io, is, it, iu, ja, jbo, jv, ka, kab, kg, ki, kk, kl, km, kn, ko, ks, ksh, ku, kv, kw, ky, la, lad, lb, lbe, li, lij, lmo, ln, lo, lt, lv, map-bms, mg, mi, mk, ml, mn, mr, ms, mt, my, mzn, na, nah, nap, nds, nds-nl, ne, new, nl, nn, no, nov, nrm, nv, ny, oc, om, or, os, pa, pag, pam, pap, pdc, pi, pih, pl, pms, ps, pt, qu, rm, rmy, rn, ro, roa-rup, roa-tara, ru, sa, sc, scn, sco, sd, se, sg, sh, si, simple, sk, sl, sm, sn, so, sq, sr, ss, su, sv, sw, ta, te, tet, tg, th, ti, tk, tl, tn, to, tpi, tr, tt, tum, tw, ty, udm, ug, uk, ur, uz, ve, vec, vi, vls, vo, wa, war, wo, wuu, xal, xh, yi, yo, zea, zh, zh-classical, zh-min-nan, zh-yue, zu

Thank you! --Pipep 18:36, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Flagged.Pathoschild 09:13:39, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Request bot flag for Alexbot

I request the bot flag for Alexbot:

Operator:zh:User:Alexsh
Programming Language:Pywikipedia SVN
Functions:Interwiki(+autonomous), double redirect fix.
Other languages:All statistics in here

Thank you--Alexsh 08:14, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Bot flag set. --Dungodung 08:54, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Idioma-bot

I request bot flag for Idioma-bot.

Operator: lt:User:Hugo.arg
Purpose: interwiki (manual and automatic)
Technical details: uses python program with daily pywikipedia svn updates
Flags in other wikipedias: more than 120 (en, ru, es, pt, de, pl...)

Thank you, Hugo.arg 19:13, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Already flagged. —Pathoschild 09:15:20, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

SieBot

Hi, I request a bot bit for SieBot.

  • Botmaster : Siebrand
  • Bot's name : SieBot
  • List of botflags on others Wikipedias: Almost every Wikipedia (some 25 missing). See current list of user status and edits
  • Purpose: Interwiki (pywikipedia)
  • Technical details : SieBot is an interwiki bot starting at any Wikipedia. The bot uses the pywikipedia framework and runs day and night in autonomous mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts. It has made over 5 million edits since it started. Siebrand 22:17, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Flagged.Pathoschild 12:19:49, 04 July 2008 (UTC)

Rameshngbot

I request for a bot status for Rameshngbot

  • Bot : - Rameshngbot
  • Operator: -Rameshng and Home Wiki User Page User Rameshng . I am an active wikian and admin in ml wiki. if needed to contact immedietly you can leave message on my Home wiki Talk page.
  • Purpose:-I would like to run the bot for only interwiki links.
  • Other bot flags: en, ar,bn, de, ml, simple, zh-yue wikipedias
  • Frequency:-Once in day or two
  • Details: - This is using pywiki and using the latest interwiki.py for creating interwiki links.
Not done -- inactive since 2009. If the bot becomes active again, make a request here. Jafeluv 22:28, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Ripchip Bot

Thanks in advance. Béria Lima msg 20:03, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Not done -- since this is a global bot, no local flag is needed. Jafeluv 22:28, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

WikitanvirBot

  • Operator : Wikitanvir
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted : Automatic
  • Programming Language(s) : Python (pywikipedia)
  • Function Summary : Interwiki
  • Edit period(s) : Daily
  • Edit rate requested : 2/3 edits per minute at most
  • Already has a bot flag (Y/N) : Yes, see here
  • Function Details : Bot will patrol recent changes and new pages, and add, remove, or modify interwiki links in autonomous mode.

Currently doing some test edits. Notify me if there is a problem. — Tanvir • 19:49, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Already done. Jafeluv 22:29, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

VibhijainBot

I'd like to ask for a bot flag for VibhijainBot (contributions)

Thank you!Vibhijain 11:35, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

HiW-Bot

  • Operator:
  • Function: Interwiki, Internationalization by removing chaos in Babel so it can be used properly and easy.
  • Operation: Automatic, usually with supervision
  • Software: python - pywikipedia. Interwiki.py (no code changed)
  • Botflag on other Wikis: Already has bot flag on: 31 Wikis
  • Edit period(s): Daily
  • Edit rate: about 5 edit per minute max

Thanks for consideration! --Hedwig in Washington 05:15, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 00:52, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Fellowships for more information.

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 13:02, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

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Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on beta.wmflabs.org. For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 00:12, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Language support group for Fiji Hindi

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net.
Thanks, Gmeijssen 20:52, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Please localise the Babel extension for Fiji Hindi

The Babel extension provides a way to indicate the proficiency of a language. This functionality is used on all the Wikimedia projects and on translatewiki.net. Please help us and localise the Babel extension in the Latin script or the Babel extension in the Devanagari script. Thanks, Gmeijssen 20:59, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Having Fiji Hindi fall back to the Latin script

At this time there is no fallback defined for "hif" in MediaWiki. When I look at the statistics, I notice that the localisation in the Latin script is well maintained. However as there is no fallback defined, only referring to hif will not show any localisations. Please let us know at translatewiki support that you are ok with such a fallback. Thanks, Gmeijssen 08:26, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:03, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 01:01, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition

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Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 18:20, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

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Temporary adminship

Ham apne ko temporary administrator ke liye nominate karna chaate hai. Abhi Fijian Hindi Wikipedia samaj mae ek aur admin ki jarurt hai. Ham Hindi Wikipedia pe admin hai aur English Wiki pe bhi aapan yogdaan deta hai. Fijian Hindi Wikipedia pe ham kuch important badlao krna chaate hai jaise MediaWiki pages banana, panna deletion request pura karna, etc.--Bill william compton (talk) 14:01, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Granted for 3 months to expire on 2012-09-08. --MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:04, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

Hi,

As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:07, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:15, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

GibraltarpediA project invitation

'Gibraltarpedia in an international and muli-cultural collaboration'

Ham aapko GibraltarpediA project, sansaar ke sabse phle Wikipedia City, mae yogdaan karne ko invite kare hae. Project ko lekhak, photographers, translators aur other logo ki phli wiki city, jo Europe aur Africa ko milae hae, banaane ke liye jarurat hae. Ham Gibraltar aur ii ke aas paas Morocco aur Spain ke area ko rakam ke encyclopedic content vale area mae badle ja rhe hae jo QR codes aur NFC se visitors aur local logo ko ekdam se milega.

Ii project ke Gibraltarpedia Multilingual challenge mae deno ko rakam ke prize bhi hae, jo best editors, photographs aur cartographers ke vibhaag mae hain (aap jo bhi ho).

Baaki Gibraltarpedia.org pe (or nai to hamse hamaar baat waala panna me, hamse sawaal kare sakta hai - Bill william compton (talk) 13:02, 2 September 2012 (UTC))

'Domesday Book'

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)01:58, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:21, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

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Renewal of temporary admin status

Hi, I've been acting as an administration for the past three months on this project and I'd like to renew my status. I have wisely used my privileges: reviewing speedy requests, adding necessary CSS extensions to project, reverting vandalism, etc. I hope Fijian Hindi community consider my request. And, yes I can also understand Fijian Hindi. Thanks.--Bill william compton (talk) 02:44, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Ispe aapen bichar ke niche likho. (Let us discuss this request below): Girmitya (talk) 04:50, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Maango (Support)

  • Bill, ii Wikipedia ke sudhare ke khatir, pichhle tiin mahina me, kuchh achchhaa kaam karis hae. Girmitya (talk) 11:55, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Nai maango (Oppose)

  • Ii admi to Fiji Hindi bhasa jante nai hae. Master Chattar Pal (talk) 05:50, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Ii Wikipedia ke bhasa Fiji Hindi hae. Fijian Hindi koi bhasa nai hae. Aali (talk) 10:51, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Fiji Hindi Wikipedia me aur log hae jon ki Administrator bane ke khatir, isse jaada experience rakkhe hae. NNReddy (talk) 13:21, 20 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Nai achchhaa hae. Brijlal (talk) 00:30, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Baat

  • @Master Chattar Pal: Ham Fiji Hindi jante hae aur ii ham likh bhi chuke hae. Ham ii Wikipedia pe 15 panna ke suruu karaa hae, ii ka matlab hae hame ii bhasa ka gyan hae.--Bill william compton (talk) 00:53, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
  • @Aali: Fiji Hindi ko Fijian Hindi bhi bola jaae hae.--Bill william compton (talk) 00:53, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming software changes - please report any problems

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at test2.wikipedia.org and mediawiki.org, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 02:56, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed

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Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year on the Wikimedia fundraising 'User Experience' project. We have talked to many different people in different countries and their feedback has helped us immensely in restructuring our pages. If you haven't heard of it yet, the 'User Experience' project has the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries (outside the USA) and enhancing the localization of our donation pages.

I am (still) searching for volunteers to spend some time on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. **All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be very low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)**

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email ppena@wikimedia.org. All countries needed (excepting USA)!!

Thanks!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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