User talk:Philippe (WMF)/Archive1

From Strategic Planning


I'm awarding this to you for working so damn hard. (Plus, I find the rotating star mesmerizing.) I hope you know that I see not only how much you are putting into this project, but the quality of your work as well. I am incredibly grateful to be working with you. It ain't gonna get easier in the next few months, but we're going to have a heckuva lot of fun. Thanks, and get well soon! --Eekim 21:28, 31 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks :) That made my day. -- Philippe 09:36, 1 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Strategic planning tanslation

I like the strategic planning idea but the timeline seems too short since it only last one year and it is only a few months to 2010. Is it possible to achive that much in just a short period of time?

Btw: It would be great if there is toolbox on the editing space... Diagramma Della Verita 08:48, 28 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

We should clarify that it's one full year - 12 months. :) I thought we had the new toolbox, I'll check on that. -- Philippe 19:36, 29 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
OK, we've definitely got the toolbox now; perhaps you left this comment before we made the switch of the default skin. -- Philippe 19:42, 29 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Philippe. I was wondering if you need any help getting the wiki up and running? Tranwiki'ing or creating templates, creating pages etc? I'm a bureaucrat on Simple English Wikipedia so know roughly my way around a wiki. fr33kman talk 19:33, 29 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

For right now, I think we're ready, but as more pages come on line (from translations, etc), I can envision us needing help. I'll gladly call upon you when I've got something like that. Thanks! -- Philippe 19:37, 29 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
No probs, let me know! :) fr33kman -simpleWP- 19:38, 29 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Thank you. I'm a category addicted. Can you add Category:Strategic planning to Process? :-) --Nemo 06:59, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I don't know. Perhaps wmf:MediaWiki:Edittools (only the first row, and wiki markup)? --Nemo 07:04, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. However, you only have to edit MediaWiki:Edittools. --Nemo 07:09, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I see only now that we have a dup warning on MediaWiki:Edittools (the first line), which is shown while editing. Thanks, Nemo 11:43, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Trolls and vandals - the usual suspects

I see you having to issue some blocks, and well known vandals like Grawp hitting the wiki. Have you recruited some checkusers - possibly from en.wp - who can help keep this under control? --Brian McNeil 12:27, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Workin on that as we speak.  :) -- Philippe 12:28, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I'll mention it on the mailing list, Cary can probably point you at some good recruits. --Brian McNeil 12:33, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, appreciated. -- Philippe 12:36, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Stewards would be a better choice, however there's no need to actually add people locally since we will be watching the wiki and can add ourselves as need be. As long as there is an IRC RC feed, and we can access the wiki from Meta we can do our job. Mike.lifeguard 15:31, 30 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Just to say that I am another steward who is active here (besides the fact that SWMT is monitoring this wiki). So, besides regularly asking stewards, you may ask personally at least Mike and me if something is problematic. --Millosh 08:00, 1 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


for the welcome. By the way, as the strategic planning process progresses, please do let me know if there are achievements or happenings that ought to be highlighted in The Wikipedia Signpost. Down the road, Signpost interviews with you and Eugene and person #3 might also be good ways to introduce to more people to what's going on here. --ragesoss 03:49, 31 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Signpost interviews are a great idea, and I'm glad you suggested it. I know we'd love to take advantage of that offer! -- Philippe 03:50, 31 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! We'll definitely keep you posted, and we'd love to do an interview at some point. --Eekim 04:32, 31 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Attracting new volunteers and keeping old ones etc.

You probably saw the thread named "Analysis of statistics" [1] at foundation-l. Inside of that and surrounding threads there is a number of ideas which should be gathered, analyzed and put into a general proposal. If you are able to get some time for that (or you are able to find someone who would do that :) ), it would be great because I need time to articulate other ideas. --Millosh 08:29, 1 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Also, I am working on attracting one my friend, a cognitive psychologist, to make a nicely categorized list of researches. Actually, Research/Categories is his work. --Millosh 08:29, 1 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Last years I was loud about the need for strategic planning, which means that I am fully support job positions of both of you :) Also, Sue already said a couple of months ago that she would like to keep you after one year term :) --Millosh 08:29, 1 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

And, yes, it seems to me that this wiki will be a very active one and I think that it is great! --Millosh 08:29, 1 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Phillip. thanks for your welcome. I am interested in the following things at the moment :

  1. getting n00bs from the region of Kosovo/Serbia to start using wikipedia and participating.
  2. using GNS and openstreetmap to help fill out stubs for kosovo towns and areas.
  3. feeding wikipedia data into opens streetmap
  4. I have started a tool to extract and read sections of the wikipedia dumps in parallel.

It uses curl to extract portions of the dumps and can be used to process a backup of wikipedia on a netbook without downloading the whole thing.

  1. creating wikipedia extracts into the semantic web to supporting the above mentioned tools.

anyway, I have been working on alot of small things, all focused on the decentralized processing of the wikipedia. I think that the biggest problem is the entry barriers.

  1. people need to learn alot to get started
  2. people cannot process the data on small machines with little power
  3. people get their articles deleted and the data is lost forever.

that is a big complaint I have heard from the locals, they are upset with wikipedia because the articles just get deleted.



Thanks. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 17:46, 6 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Secret Door

I was just strolling along in WikiWorld (as I often do), letting my mouse wander here and there when, all of a sudden, I was in the Strategic Planning Room. Do I need a pass? Did I miss the security checkpoint somewhere? Thanks for the welcome. --Buster7 12:56, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

you need no pass, there is no security checkpoing, and you are welcome here! Please contribute fully - we're in a "pre-launch" or "soft-launch" phase right now, but I hope you'll see a higher profile soon! -- Philippe 13:03, 8 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Auto-E-mail and Tulsa

I see you live in Tulsa. My parents live there right now:).

Anyway: When you deleted and recreated by user talk due to the not-logged-in edit, I got two auto-emails from the system whose only difference was the edit summary:

Email 1 — "Editor's summary: recreating without internal ip"
Email 2 — "Editor's summary: content was: '{{welcome}} [[User:Philippe|-- Philippe]] 02:19, 9 August 2009 (UTC)'"

That part is fine (though the emails came in reverse order for some reason). One message for the deletion, and one for the recreation (I assume the don't email the user again because they haven't checked their messages since the last email flag gets deleted too, hence the two messages). But both of them are using the "this is a new page" email form, which isn't right. Does a separate form exist for the deletion of a page, or is it just suppose to use the "your userpage has been changed" form? Either way, it shouldn't be using the "new userpage" form. Gopher65talk 00:41, 10 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I am, indeed, in Tulsa. It's a nice town, if you have to live in Oklahoma. :-) Interesting point you raise, I'll look into it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. -- Philippe 04:12, 10 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

please delete ...

Proposal:Standardization for text structure. I´ve moved this text, because the new title sounds more English, though I´m not sure. --Goldzahn 12:08, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Done.  :) -- Philippe 13:33, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Semantic wiki-web

Hi Philippe! I about idea for "Call for proposals". Unfortunately I can't to explane exactly in English, so may be you say what me to do. Sorry for my bad pronunciation :)

It would be nice if we have semantic searching, semantic wiki-web, make combinatorial searching with interactive restrictins by user's choising. Semantic searching more better then 1-string search. What is in structures and that is tools for operation with that structures.

Now we have only one search string. It's need make step by step searching objectes (articles) for user:

  • 1) Who/What (nouns). In this result sets:
  • 2) By some tools (nouns). In this result sets:
  • 3) Do action, process (verbs with times, space). In this result sets:
  • 4) Result of process

Key Questions:

  • Every article must have very exactly title
  • Links from one object (title of article or anchor to a part of articles) to next object

What do you think about it? Thanks Fractaler 15:03, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Thanks for the welcome and the information. Cheers. -- Eb.eric 15:17, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the interwiki link

I actually tried that but I typed en:User:Bodnotbod which of course didn't work. I'm not used to being away from en:wp :o) Thanks. --Bodnotbod 16:40, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

No problem at all :-) FYI, the link to here is strategy: (for instance: strategy:User:Philippe. -- Philippe 16:42, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Hi you!

Very nice to meet you! How can i translate Call for proposals page in Finnish?

Big thanks for you! --Olli 16:51, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Olli! I'm going to have Cbrown1023 leave a note of your talk page telling you how to help with translating :-) -- Philippe 16:52, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
When he sends the note ? --Olli 16:57, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I'm sure he won't be too long - he's quite busy today; we keep asking him to do things! -- Philippe 16:58, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Localize sidebar

Hi Philippe, for sidebar localization please insert "Aufruf für Vorschläge" in MediaWiki:Proposals/de and "Call for proposals/de" in MediaWiki:Proposals-url/de. Thanks and regards, --ChrisiPK 17:44, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Can you check it, please? :) -- Philippe 17:46, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. The link title is in German now, but the link itself is not. Seems like localization of the url part is not integrated in MediaWiki. The link still points to the English page; probably nothing we can do about that. Regards, --ChrisiPK 17:50, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Philippe - I spelled Proposal:Interopability incorrectly and I was hoping you could move the page to the correct spelling Proposal:Interoperability? Thanks.--TParis00ap 17:46, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

It has been done. :-) -- Philippe 17:48, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Roger, thanks!--TParis00ap 17:49, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


I thank that you want that I express my opinion about where I want to see Wikipedia, no the changes of I want to see in Wikipedia, sorry, sorry and sorry again. And about the changes that I want to see in Wikipedia, I must said that I don´t Know, but I would Like that all free Encyclopedias like that for example [2] forming one.

You are welcome to express your ideas here. I think it'd be a great thing to have happen! :-) -- Philippe 18:11, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Ok, I removed my question there. But could you please move that page? And thanks. :) Bisbis 19:32, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Isn't a good idea to add talk links by default on our signatures?
I originally posted my answer on your userpage. Sorry! :S But don't worry, I already removed it. Thanks again. Bisbis 19:39, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. :D Bisbis talk 19:53, 13 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback on feedback

Are you aware that the only options on the "feedback" thing for priority range from "very high" to "very low". The is no option to say it shouldn't be a priority at all. Like, you know, for people that don't want to see it implemented? The reason people like me are using the talk page is because there's nowhere else to oppose. 03:46, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Please don't get me wrong - I think the talk page is a better option than reader feedback, because it gives you the chance to express thoughts instead of picking a variable. I'm just pushing reader feedback on the folks who wouldn't bother with the talk page but might take the time to hit the variables. Thanks for your input! -- Philippe 03:48, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. :) 04:02, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Deleting comments on Proposals

Applying quality to articles Why nuke the comment on quality vs importance? Big difference.

What's your email Phillippe? jsonin

You can email me through the "email this user" feature on the left sidebar, or by writing to pbeaudette(a) I'm not sure I understand your question above - I don't remember deleting any comments on that proposal and a quick glance at the article history isn't ringing any bells... -- Philippe 18:23, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Can you nuke Proposal talk:Your proposal name here too, please? :) –Juliancolton | Talk 18:49, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Done, thanks for the reminder :) -- Philippe 18:50, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
On another note, could you create the HotCat gadget? –Juliancolton | Talk 19:12, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
That one's a little harder - I'll have to bugzilla it, since we don't have the api enabled, I think. Could you add it to the Wiki issues page? -- Philippe 19:18, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Maybe you have seen this Category:Deleteme? --Goldzahn 19:41, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

You know, maybe the sure proof that this wiki is developing a community is the fact that I had no idea that category existed.  :) -- Philippe 19:44, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I found this category yesterday by accident and one of the admins deleted yesterday night (US-time, Europe in the morning) already a lot of article that vandals started. --Goldzahn 20:12, 14 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Just a little thanks from me!

From my user talk:

By Philippe:

"Hi George, and welcome!

I deleted the page you added at Template:Easier video submitting, because I think you intended to create it at Proposal talk:Easier video submitting and you put it in the template namespace. I've already left a comment on your proposal talk page. I'd love to see more detail! -- Philippe 07:08, 15 August 2009 (UTC)"

By me:

"Oh, sorry! I see my mistake now. Thanks for the comment on proposal talk anyway. Thanks for telling me my mistake as well! George David Griffiths 07:10, 15 August 2009 (UTC)"

Thank you anyway for your help.

George David Griffiths 07:16, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Welcoming bot

Hoi, can we please have a welcoming bot so that we do not see all those welcome messages in the rc? Thanks, GerardM 07:40, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

That's on my "to-do" list for this week. :-) -- Philippe 07:41, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

my proposal

please review my proposal at Proposal:Audio/visual Presentation Competition Mahitgar 12:02, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Edit a Proposal

Hi, can we edit a proposal under the "Proposal" tab? I see one that has some potential, but it has almost no information about the proposal itself.GMJ 13:58, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

If you are looking at a proposal, there's an edit button on the top right of the screen. Feel free to edit. :) -- Philippe 17:49, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I will try my best to screw I mean not screw it up. GMJ 18:58, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, let's be careful of which of those we do, 'kay? :-P -- Philippe 18:59, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for welcome

Hope to help contribute to this important process. --Bcjordan 15:09, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Interface localization

Hi Philippe, I have created a new page, Project:Translation/Readerfeedback interface on which the tags for proposal ratings can be localized. Now these localizations need to be put in the relevant system messages, those are MediaWiki:Readerfeedback-priority, MediaWiki:Readerfeedback-impact and MediaWiki:Readerfeedback-feasibility. Please attach the language shortcut to the page names (e.g. MediaWiki:Readerfeedback-priority/de for German; i think you get the idea), fill in the translations from that page and set the relevant section to "published". I'm offering to do this myself, but as there's no real process to know when and whether I am granted admin rights, I'm asking you to keep an eye on that page. Thanks and regards, --ChrisiPK 20:52, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Are we certain that reader feedback will support this localization? Before I get into that, I'd like to know whether it's feasible. Would you mind checking with the creator (his userpage is here) and make sure there are no pitfalls that we're aware of? Once I've got an assurance that we're not doing something disasterous and/or unwise, I'm happy to get started with that. :) -- Philippe 20:56, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not sure if it's going to work. For example, I created Mediawiki:Sitenotice/nl as an experiment, but as it seems that doesn't work. Maybe that just goes for the sitenotice, but it might very well be that the readerfeedback-extension isn't supported either. Regards, m:Mark W (Mwpnl) ¦ talk 21:03, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I also want to be sure that any votes get recorded properly, and I'm not sure if localization is going to mess with that... that's why I'd like to get Aaron to sign off on it. -- Philippe 21:20, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Sitenotice translation does not work, this is a known bug, see bugzilla:13647. The extension being used for the rating process is mw:Extension:ReaderFeedback. This extension is configured by the variable $wgFeedbackTags, which specifies which categories are offered for rating. These are configured as "priority", "impact" and "feasibility" in our global configuration file (see near the end of the file). These array keys obviously define which database fields are used to store the rating data. As long as those don't change, your data should be fine. The same array keys are used for the message localization, the labels for the ratings are under MediaWiki:<key goes here>. This is why the above linked messages have been created by Brion when enabling the extension: Otherwise you wouldn't see any text. The localization of those messages surely will not affect the way the data is stored. As this extension is used on a Wikimedia project, it can be assumed that is has gone through extensive review to assure that it is working properly. Making data storage dependant on system messages which can be edited is something that would certainly not go live. Also there would be no point in separating the actual keys from their representation on-wiki. You cannot really break stuff when editing the MediaWiki namespace, you can only make it look ugly. Regards, --ChrisiPK 21:37, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Still, just for my own feeling of comfort, would you mind double-checking with Aaron? I don't like to play around with live extensions until I know for sure that it'll work. Humor me on this one.  :) -- Philippe 21:40, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Just created MediaWiki:Readerfeedback-priority/nl and tested with ?uselang=nl. Works as it should. Let the translations begin! --MZMcBride 21:58, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Given MZMcBride's comfort, I'm okay with it. Have at it. (Chris, I'm adding +sysop momentarily, so you can do it yourself). -- Philippe 21:59, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Aaron is not on IRC right now and this translation is also done on translatewiki, see , so there is really no danger in creating those pages. Thanks and regards, --ChrisiPK 22:00, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Does it not make sense to have localisation done where we do our localisation ?? is the place for localisation... it is easy straightforward and we have a great community there. Thanks, GerardM 11:27, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Proposal Title Change

GMJ contacted me to ask if I could change my proposal title but I do not know how to do this. Do you?

I cannot contact GMJ as the Talk link he gave me does not work.


Done :) -- Philippe 21:44, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Sidebar changes

Hi, I'd like to pick up on a thought I have already told you about earlier but we didn't really talk about it: What do you think about adding a "Random proposal" link below (or instead of) the "Random page" link? IMHO the proposals are the main content on this wiki, everything around it is more or less just meta content explaining the process and usually sufficiently well linked to find it anyway. Regards, --ChrisiPK 22:18, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Proposals are not likely to always be the main content... We'll be moving more and more toward the meta process stuff. I'd rather not do that at this point, but I'll run it past Eugene and see what he thinks. :-) -- Philippe 22:19, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, then maybe we could put it on the CFP page. I'd really like some way to entertain people just randomly clicking around, unwilling to go through the lengthy list of proposals. At least I often use that method. ;) Regards, --ChrisiPK 22:24, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Where on the CFP page would you suggest locating it? -- Philippe 22:25, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Come to think of it, How to participate seems to be the much better page for this. How about adding a new list item "Give your opinion to a proposal. (Pick a random one)" or something similar. The CFP page reads more like an instruction for how to submit new proposals, not how to read and comment the ones that are already there. Regards, --ChrisiPK 22:32, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
That page isn't translated too heavily yet... do it.  :-) -- Philippe 22:34, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
How about that? --ChrisiPK 22:39, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
<--- (outdent) - Looks great to me. :-) -- Philippe 22:41, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Key questions localization

Hi Philippe, I was just about to localize the Key questions page but then realized: The page already encourages you to leave your question in your own language. I'm thinking about changing the layout of this page like I did with the Convenors page, so we can translate the page introduction and users can then add their question to the global question list. Is this how you intended this to work or should users add their questions only to their own language version of the page? Regards, --ChrisiPK 23:43, 15 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

My preference would be to have all languages on the same page there. :) -- Philippe 02:30, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Change default search namespaces

Hi Philippe, sorry for spamming your talk page once again. Another idea came to my mind: We should change the namespaces which are searched by default. Currently, when you do a search request, the software only searches the main namespace. As there's not much content there yet, results are often not what people probably expected. I think we should also include the Proposal and maybe Proposal talk namespaces in the default search. This behavior needs to be configured by the devs in mw:Manual:$wgNamespacesToBeSearchedDefault, so we will need to open a bug for this, if you agree. Regards, --ChrisiPK 00:03, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I agree. Gopher65talk 00:16, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Let me take a look at what bug requests we have open and coming up and figure out prioritization. I agree that it should be done. :) -- Philippe 02:29, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Prioritizing should not be neccessary with simple configuration requests. All you need is to get hold of a developer with shell access who can implement it right away. If you file a bug, you might wait for months. Regards, --ChrisiPK 12:18, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Call for proposals

There are a lot of different language versions of the page Call for proposals. For example the page Call for proposals/eo. As a test I will type a proposal (Proposal:Abc) in this language. What did I get? A clear page. That is because there is no page Template:Proposals/eo. That means, we have got 19 different pages of Call for proposals/xx, but only 11 templates. Therefore 8 Call for proposals/xx don´t work or they use the english template. Using the english template might be a solution. Maybe asking the translator of the page Call for proposals/xx would be a better solution? --Goldzahn 10:22, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yep, I wasn't aware that the Template:Proposals pages weren't getting translated. I'll have to take a look at that and see what to do. -- Philippe 13:53, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
For starters, I added it to the translation list. Regards, --ChrisiPK 14:21, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I thought there was a note inside the Call for proposals page instructing them to translate the template as well? Oh well, either way, as long as it gets done. -- Philippe 14:22, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I´ve just created Template:Proposals/eo and Template:Proposals/cs and asked Sevela.p and ThomasPusch for translation. Is that OK? If so, may I go on? --Goldzahn 22:07, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, please. Do so. :) -- Philippe 22:39, 16 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Gerard didn't want to answer if I wasn't logged in, so I thought it best to remove my question mentioning his name. I am adding links because we got a lot of those this time. 06:06, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The obvious thing to do is log in..
I either deal with people and as a consequence I know context or I waste my time. Thanks, GerardM 11:30, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Gerard, how are we to get contributions from the vast majority of users (those who read but do not have a user account and contribute) if you insist that they log in? That puts a barrier up, and makes it clear that their contribution is not wanted. That saddens me, because I think those are critical voices. Please reconsider. This is someone who was trying to engage and you shut them out. -- Philippe 18:08, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


I have added the kind of information I am looking for on the page you indicated. Thanks, GerardM 11:30, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Re: Thanks!

You're exaggerating! Thank you, however. :-) Nemo 20:01, 19 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Why did you welcome me when I had already welcomed myself?--Launchballer 19:43, 20 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Well, the point of welcoming is to give you a contact within the wiki, and... you know... make you feel welcome. -- Philippe 03:34, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Note Crappy proposal

Hello, It seems useful to be able to add a note such as "Crappy proposal", meaning not even worth to be evaluated. So if at least a few people made such a vote, you could then delete the proposal altogether. Yann 20:32, 20 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I have seen this page. If you move that into a template you could add it (at the bottom?) into "Call for proposals". --Goldzahn 03:26, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure this needs to be a template... it's really a subpage, describing what happened in the past... -- Philippe 03:29, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Phillipe, I though you may want to have a look on Special:Contributions/ Cheers and thank you for the welcome :) Dferg 21:01, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I just re-blocked him. -- Philippe 21:02, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the image moves

Chatted with Sarah and Tyler, who provided some guidance on how to transfer images to Commons. Thanks for the move, Philippe! Future pics will all be on Commons. :) Have an amazing time in BA. --JohnF 21:50, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, John - pleased that they were able to help you out. Talk to you from the other side of the globe... -- Philippe 22:02, 21 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Assume good faith

I'm naturally wary of deleting content pages, so that's no problem. Gopher65talk 01:14, 22 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


kk, that certainly makes things a lot easier. I was fretting about how to create a decent Dynamic Page List without the extension installed;). Gopher65talk 02:53, 22 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yup. I don't like the *requirement* that templates like this be placed, because there are situations where they clearly aren't necessary, but I like to have there templates in place for people who like to use them. On Wikinews we often don't bother with the Blocked template unless it is a registered account with at least 1 edit which isn't vandalism. If the account is nothing but vandalism, it just gets banned. I stay away from editing Wikipedia because of the over-formalization of their system. It's not only annoying, it's also difficult to learn for anyone who didn't "grow up" (so to speak) with the system as it expanded. Gopher65talk 03:02, 22 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

moving pages

Ah, the things the new skin hides. It should compensate by making Edit that much bigger. all set now. Sj 22:34, 23 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Sj - Glad you found it. For the record, page moves are open to all auto-confirmed editors. :) -- Philippe 02:55, 24 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Re: Actually

I thought about blocking too, but as it was just one word and there was no way to get more info about his contributions on other projects because the Toolserver is down (again), I figured: let's just warn him - once. Wutsje 12:57, 25 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, you would be right, but I decided based on the combination of his username and the page created that there was no chance it was anything but trolling. We're also demonstrating strategy wiki today, so I am perhaps slightly over-cautious. -- Philippe 13:00, 25 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Then again, like you already said somewhere, I just may be too kind. Good luck with the demonstration! Wutsje 13:23, 25 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


I read the terms to be a manager, I know it says it is only putting the name, but I'd like to hear the opinion of someone.

I'm volunteer of OTRS , Wikipedia-pt since 2007, Wikimedia Commons 2006-2007, Wikibooks. Currently I am committed to the project of the Wikimedia Brasil and Strategic Planning, I have studied free licenses.

I know very well the vision of the Wikimedia Foundation, even had personal conversations with Jimmy Wales and the Kul Takanao Wadhwa.

But never wanted to be an administrator of Wikipedia-pt then I have no specific expertise in this area. Yet this is a project I would like to support, and I'm Brazilian, so I know Portuguese, and I can give support in this area, my time zone is different :D and I can help streamline the processes.

What do you think I can be administrator?

Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 19:01, 25 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Rodrigo, and thanks for your inquiry. Our rules specifically state that one need not be an administrator on another project to be an administrator here. Please propose your name on the suggested page (at Strategic Planning:Administrators), I think - though I'm with limited connectivity and can't double check; and next time I make a round of administrators, I'll look at it. I don't envision a problem, unless you've been highly controversial on another project. -- Philippe 05:02, 27 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Heheheh... hehehehehehehehe. Points to template: {{!}}. Don't delete that;). It's a template making template used in the construction of complex templates that involve having to trick wikimedia software into not not parsing a bar | in a certain way. People delete it all the time though, on all projects;). I protected it to stop vandalism. Gopher65talk 00:26, 27 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Yeah, I screwed that one up. :) No question! -- Philippe 05:01, 27 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Responding to your undid edit

I realize that you undid that edit, but I thought I'd respond anyway. If (when;)) I delete something that you think shouldn't be deleted, don't hesitate to undelete it and shoot me a message saying why. Everyone makes mistakes, and don't feel bad pointing out mine. Gopher65talk 05:51, 29 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]



Like everybody I created a new proposal by filling in the title in the window provided. I noticed that the administrators are running round renaming all proposals by inserting "Proposal:" in front of the actual titles chosen. It looks to me it would be a good idea to change the inputbox, so that the inputbox does this automatically. This would cut down on the confusion and the amount of work. - Brya 08:42, 29 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The input box actually does already do it automatically, and has since day one.  :-) -- Philippe 15:24, 30 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Re:Welcoming Users

Thanks, I'll be out for errors. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton 01:14, 3 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]