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Support wanted to solidify graphic initiatives and SVG innovation020:44, 3 September 2011
Sticky Notes016:48, 27 August 2011
About translation for Odia (Oriya/ଓଡ଼ିଆ)105:46, 6 May 2011
New welcome template405:41, 6 May 2011
Barnstar706:22, 21 March 2011
Import rights214:30, 19 March 2011
Dude...thank you for the talk page welcome...021:27, 14 March 2011
Random friendly comments...102:15, 12 March 2011
Next task017:28, 18 November 2010
Admin request119:52, 7 November 2010
Task forces006:19, 5 November 2010
Sue118:26, 31 October 2010
Bot users117:11, 12 September 2010
Request for sysop bits003:36, 16 August 2010
Chapters Growth Projection?111:30, 22 July 2010
User:Innv318:10, 10 July 2010
Autosigned Welcome004:04, 9 July 2010
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Support wanted to solidify graphic initiatives and SVG innovation

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Last edit: 20:44, 3 September 2011

Dear Philippe,

I've been for 6 years the architect-coordinator and a leading graphist & mapmaker of the +6 Graphic Labs and about one hundred graphists, who edited or created more than 10.000 images and +3.000 maps for wikipedia over the last 6 years. I'm now returning to active involvement, coordination, and R&D for images edition on wikipedia. My interest for graphics start with the following fact: articles are made of both textual and graphic contents. But I'm quite stuck to see there is no graphic team pushing for graphic innovation neither at the WM level, nor at the strategic wiki level. On the other hand, there are some tremendous visions and opportunities open to us on the graphic, SVG and mapmaking sides. The capabilities of SVG are underused, a web 2.0 online collaborative GIS mapmaking is need and possible ( : the webmaster is willing to collaborate), images should not be duplicated for translations, but multi-linguistic layers should be used with online translation, thus easing our work on commons and enlarging WM's reach, etc.

These directions and others are several heavy projects specific to the graphic edition side that I overviewed for this last 6 years. Also, Briana Laugher advised me to contact you for supports. I'm indeed interested to know : To push SVG, maps & graphic innovation :

  • can the wikimedia foundation actively support these projects ?
  • how ?
    • a call to developpers to support the initiative (effective ?)
    • some founding.
      • the OSM-Wikipedia collaboration got 15.000US$
      • Are the 20.000US$ of the Greenspun project explicitly donated to improve SVG still available
      • and who should I contact to find solid supports/funding to push these innovations ?

Hoping your support for this graphic side of wikipedia, Regards,

-- User:Yug Management, Chinese, Graphism ——please reply en:user talk:Yug

20:38, 3 September 2011

Sticky Notes

I noticed your comment on another proposal. You seem interested in ideas: I would be very curious to hear what you have to say about Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Sticky notes.

16:48, 27 August 2011

About translation for Odia (Oriya/ଓଡ଼ିଆ)

Thanks for your Welcome message Phillipe, your talk page is well organized, can you help me putting the similar template used to Start a new discussion with a dropdown for sorting order in Odia Wiki? --Psubhashish 05:40, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

05:40, 6 May 2011

Pshbhashish, thanks, I'm glad you like it.

What makes that work is the LiquidThreads extension. You can request that it be installed using  :)


05:46, 6 May 2011

New welcome template

I have created a new welcome template at Template:Welcome-translation to thank users that has helped out in translating the pages here. It has a link to this page though, hope you don't mind about that. :)

Regarding your reply on my talk page, I don't quite understand what you were trying to say, can you explain it a little. Sorry for the trouble. :)

04:39, 6 May 2011

Ah, what I was saying is... I'm not sure what the community here requires for 'crat eligibility these days.

05:12, 6 May 2011

Oh, I see. I don't think there is a big community here lol. :)

05:25, 6 May 2011

I tell you what... post somethingn to Village Pump, and I'll endorse it. If nobody comes along and does it, and there's no significant opposition, I'll crat you myself.

05:32, 6 May 2011

Ok. Will do so.

05:41, 6 May 2011

Hey! Thank you. Nice hearing that. Please, also tell me if some day in the future I do anything wrong and I will fix it. Have a nice day.

TeleS (T M @ C G)

01:31, 17 March 2011

By the way, I was talking to Hydriz on IRC today about the template {{Warning}}. We both agreed that there should exist at least another template a little bit more soft for the first edit of an user. He said we should talk to you first, so I'm here. In my opinion, we should avoid using the word "disruption" and "blocked" at first sight. More correct would be pointing to the sister projects and continue with the tone of the first line that says "thanks" and explains clearly that the user has done something wrong. If this more soft message don't be enough to stop the user, then we can change it for a more severe as a second (and maybe final or other can be created) warning. What do you think?

TeleS (T M @ C G)

02:01, 17 March 2011

I think it's great... maybe call it "SoftWarn" or something?

02:02, 17 March 2011

"SoftWarn" is a good title : )

TeleS (T M @ C G)

02:07, 17 March 2011

Besides this, we need to get translations for these warning templates so that a wider audience can be reached. Should we add this translation request on Meta?

03:12, 17 March 2011

I have created {{SoftWarn}}. Please, do any change you believe to be necessary.

TeleS (T M @ C G)

14:48, 19 March 2011

I made a couple of changes to it... one for grammar, and the other to the {{{Revisionuser}}} function. It was only working to direct people to the talk page of the last person who edited it. That's sort of fail. :( But otherwise, I love the language.

03:38, 21 March 2011

Import rights

Hi Philippe, in lieu of the discussion about the warning template, I would like to request for import rights so that I can import these templates from Wikipedia, thanks!

17:01, 18 March 2011

I would prefer not to ... not because I don't think you can use the import tool - I think you'll do fine - but because i think Wikipedia templates are almost uniformly poorly written. They work for Wikipedia but nowhere else. (And even that is arguable).

I think it's better to locally develop templates.

06:54, 19 March 2011

Okay, its fine with me, no worries. :P

14:30, 19 March 2011

Dude...thank you for the talk page welcome...

how about a positive, negative, or otherwise substantive comment on strategic issues that I raised?

But...still...shake your manly hand!

Go wiki, go turtles!

TCO 21:27, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

21:27, 14 March 2011

Random friendly comments... newbies orient themselves. Thanks.

02:14, 12 March 2011

I agree. And they develop community.

Oh, and thanks for looking out for Steven in the early days too.  :P

02:15, 12 March 2011

You have left me a massage (or maybe it's automated) about answering some questions, I wasn't sure about what you meant to say, is it that I should write a proposal answering those questions?Malach

17:28, 18 November 2010

Admin request

Please review my sysop request here. Thanks. MC10 18:43, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

18:43, 7 November 2010

Disregard this request; it seems that Diego Grez has already promoted me.

19:52, 7 November 2010

Task forces

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 06:19, 5 November 2010

The page Task force should have a hyperlink in the sidebar (between the wikimedia-pedia hyperlink and our process hyperlink). because:

  • It is a really important page. more than site map.
  • Different task forces are mentioned everywhere both in the articles and in the site-map
  • But no page contains this link. it took me a quarter to find it. Before that I was struggling for two hour to find out what a task force is.


08:20, 31 October 2010

you said in the village pump:

Sue sent this out today, and asked me to invite contributors here to complete it... If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online: ...

Can you tell me what her account is? or can you tell her:

Hi, Can you start this poll in en.wikipedia 's login-succsee page or on google forms, we need it for Editor Trends Study:
Tell us in one word:
what makes you feel best about en.wikipedia?
what makes you think worst about en.wikipedia?
09:49, 31 October 2010

I'm not sure that using Sue's account is the best way to go about this, but I know that I'm probably not the best contact for it, given that I'm fully engaged in fundraising right now.

May I suggest that you contact Erik, the Deputy Director, for help determining the best course of action?

18:26, 31 October 2010

Hello, please remove my "bot user right", I try to edit my pages appear RecentChange, but not unexpected move by itself, sorry:)

03:40, 15 August 2010

This was done, I just never noted it here :)

17:11, 12 September 2010

Request for sysop bits

03:36, 16 August 2010

Chapters Growth Projection?

Hey Philippe -- I think you posted James's chapters growth projection somewhere on this wiki, but I can't find it. Could you point me towards it? (No rush, I am assuming you are roasting a turkey right now :-) Thanks.

19:57, 26 November 2009

I can't find this neither, it should be linked from Wikimedia chapters.

11:30, 22 July 2010

This user currently has +sysop here, and has been found to a sockpuppet on ruwiki [1]. Additionally, you may want to take a look at m:Meta:Requests for adminship/Innv (removal). I will let you decided if action needs to be taken here. Cheers, Tiptoety 02:51, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

02:51, 10 July 2010


08:10, 10 July 2010


I fellowed up your desysop action and removed any element indicating adminship from his/her user page and also removed him/her from Process/Administrators.

16:19, 10 July 2010

Thanks. Appreciate you doing that. I was going to when i got off my iPad, so thanks for taking the time and saving me the trouble!

18:10, 10 July 2010

Autosigned Welcome

Please have a look at Template talk:Welcome/es, thanks!

04:04, 9 July 2010

Just to point you at: Process/Administrators/volunteers


15:07, 6 July 2010

Thanks! Doing it now.

16:17, 6 July 2010

I really hope to have to use the tools the less often but sometimes craps can't stop raining.

20:45, 6 July 2010

Why did you blank File:Crystal Clear action viewmag with a star.png and not delete it? (Deletion of a local page for a commons file doesn't delete the file...) - Hoo man 16:44, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

16:44, 6 July 2010

Can I blame jet lag?

16:45, 6 July 2010

Yes, you definitly can ;-) Hope you get some sleep soon - Hoo man 16:49, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

16:49, 6 July 2010

The right barnstar

Starhalf.png The Half Barnstar
For keeping the pieces together throughout this process! Thanks for an amazing time! --Dafer45 23:37, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
23:37, 29 June 2010

Awww, thank you!! Much appreciated!

23:39, 29 June 2010
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