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Translatewiki.net update[usba ang wikitext]

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SassoBot[usba ang wikitext]

I would like to submit this request to have a bot flag for SassoBot. Its technical information is summarized below.

  • Operator: DJSasso
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted: automatic
  • Programming Language(s): pywikipedia
  • Function Summary: interwiki links
  • Already has a bot flag on: als, an, ar, ast, ba, be, ca, cs, de, en, eo, es, et, fr, he, hu, id, ig, io, it, ja, mg, nl, pt, ru, sah, simple, sl, sr, sw, vec, vo, wuu, yo, zh, zh-min-nan, zh-yue, zu.

I can run some test edits if needed. -Djsasso 00:41, 2 Marso 2009 (UTC)

Hi, you are now bot-flagged. Cheers! Jordz 08:41, 6 Marso 2009 (UTC)

GhalyBot[usba ang wikitext]

I would like to submit this request to have a bot flag for GhalyBot. Its technical information is summarized below.

  • Operator: Ghaly
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted: automatic
  • Programming Language(s): pywikipedia
  • Function Summary: interwiki links
  • Already has a bot flag on: Global and on ar, arz, ba, cs, de, en, es, fr, hu, id, it, ja, nl, pt, ru, simple, sl, sr, sv, vo, zh,.

I am running some test edits if needed. - --Ghaly 14:49, 2 Marso 2009 (UTC)

Hi, you are now bot-flagged. Cheers! Jordz 08:43, 6 Marso 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks .--Ghaly 11:03, 6 Marso 2009 (UTC)

Bot flag for Darkicebot[usba ang wikitext]

  • Operator: simple:User:Razorflame
  • Function: interwiki
  • Operation: automatic as long as I am on, which is usually between 4 and 12 hours.
  • Software: standard pywikipediabot updated daily.
  • Has bot flags on:simple, it, es, fr, az, en, de, pt, bs, vec, ca, sv, vo, uk, ru, az, ar, ku, he, nl, hu, fi, eo, sk, ja, gl, vi, zh, pl, oc, id, an, jv, sr, cy, lb, io, ht, mr, mt, am, ro, et, bn, dv, gl, th, ga, ka, tt, mg, zh-yue, da, lv, ko, sl, lt, be-x-old, kk, mk, ko, eu, gd
  • Bot flags pending:cs, bg, be, fa, co, ms, no, tr, zh-classical, ig, arz, ne, nds-nl, av, fj

This bot will be making anywheres between 4 and 12 edits per minute. If you require any test edits or if you grant or deny the flag, please contact me on my talk page over on Simple English Wikipedia: simple:User talk:Razorflame. Darkicebot has the global bot flag. Razorflame 04:31, 6 Marso 2009 (UTC)

Hi, you are now bot-flagged. Cheers! Jordz 08:45, 6 Marso 2009 (UTC)

Farzin Fakhr Yāseri[usba ang wikitext]

hello, please translate this article in you'r nice language. best regards--glk:User:AminSanaei

Hi Amin. Translation done. --Pare Mo 04:02, 27 Oktubre 2009 (UTC)

Gumagamit: 203.111.235.50[usba ang wikitext]

Ipagbibigay-alam ko lamang sa inyo na nilagay na sa blocked list ang gumagamit na si 203.111.235.50 sa Tagalog at Ingles na Wikipedia, dahil sa mapanirang edit tungkol sa mga istasyon. Binibigyan ko rin ng payo at babala ang mga administrador sa Cebuano Wikipedia na harangin (block) din ang tagagamit na ito, dahil karamihan sa mga binubuo niyang artikulo ay puro walang katotohanan. Salamat. - The Wandering Traveler 13:37, 2 Abril 2009 (UTC)

Hi Wandering Traveler, thank you for notifying us here at cebwiki regarding this IP user edits and contribs. As I see it, so far, so good. The IP's contribs are copied directly from enwiki. Still, I'll watch over these TV station articles and others. :=) Jordz 04:05, 3 Abril 2009 (UTC)
Hi Admins. Please look closely to the edits of this anon user. He clearly posts false information, especially to the Philippine TV network articles (among his edits claims that NBN owns all the radio stations of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation; DZEC, DWDM-FM, etc.). Hoping for your swift action. Thanks. -Danngarcia

Wikimania 2009: Scholarships[usba ang wikitext]

English: Wikimania 2009, this year's global event devoted to Wikimedia projects around the globe, is now accepting applications for scholarships to the conference. This year's conference will be handled from August 26-28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The scholarship can be used to help offset the costs of travel and registration. For more information, check the official information page. Please remember that the Call for Participation is still open, please submit your papers! Without submissions, Wikimania would not be nearly as fun!

Cebuano: Please translate this message into your language. - Rjd0060 01:23, 9 Abril 2009 (UTC)

Bot flag for Almabot[usba ang wikitext]

  • Operator: Tieum p
  • Function: interwiki
  • Operation: mostly automatic with manual runs to fix errors found when running on the French wikipedia
  • Software: pywikipedia, updated daily from SVN
  • Has bot flags on: 32 wikis, please see this page

Please let me know if you need any test edits to be done. Tieum p 15:50, 13 Abril 2009 (UTC)

As per Jordz message on my talk page, I will start some test edits. Tieum p 12:28, 21 Abril 2009 (UTC)
Hi you are now bot-flagged. You are the 40th bot! Cheers! Jordz 03:54, 22 Abril 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Tieum p 23:34, 22 Abril 2009 (UTC)

Heavy vandalism on several Philippine TV related articles[usba ang wikitext]

Tan-awa usab: [[::tl:Usapang Wikipedia:Kapihan#Babala tungkol sa Us Girls fanboy|:tl:Usapang Wikipedia:Kapihan#Babala tungkol sa Us Girls fanboy]]

Hi admins,

Haven't you noticed that this Wikipedia has been bombarded with vandalism in the past few months? Banned users from en.wiki and tl.wiki (User:Lianlaspinas, User:203.111.235.50, and others) have transferred here to make disruptive edits. Please take a look at this example. An anon user had replaced all the GMA's past logos with pictures of Kim Chiu, Charice Pempengco and logos of a Korean TV network. I have alerted an admin here last April regarding the vandalism but it seems that he did not take any actions with the vandals.

I wanted to help but I cannot speak Cebuano. Please, if you want to save the integrity of this wiki, take the necessary actions. Thanks. -Danngarcia

Hi Danngarcia. Thank you for notifying us - short reply: I'm kinda busy these days. If you have the time kindly remove those "heavy vandalism", they're written in English anyway. I will warn these users. Jordz 04:32, 15 Hunyo 2009 (UTC)

These editors/users are now blocked:

Under surveillance are users:

Hi Jordz, I finally created an account here to help in cleaning up. I think you should also block both User:Gabbyshoe and User:203.111.235.50. I have observed his edits on tl.wiki, en.wiki and here and most of them are hoaxes. He moved several Metro Manila TV station articles on their incorrect callsigns. User:203.111.235.50 on the other hand posts obvious hoax information here since he was blocked on both en.wiki and tl.wiki, as I earlier reported. I'll try my best to clean up the mess those vandals created here. Thanks!!! -Danngarcia 14:44, 26 Hunyo 2009 (UTC)

OK, these users are now blocked:

I will make a wikiproject on Philippine TV station articles. Thanks Danngarcia! Jordz 06:08, 2 Hulyo 2009 (UTC)

Hi Jordz, I would like to report the edits done by User:124.105.242.200. This user may be a sockpuppet of the blocked users above. He keeps on readding listcruft information that I have previously removed (List of personalities on a certain TV station). Please assist. Thanks. -Danngarcia 16:22, 4 Hulyo 2009 (UTC)

Request to block a range of IP addresses[usba ang wikitext]

I would like to request for a range block for the IP addresses indicated here. While I understand that indefinite range blocks would not allowed, as per Block lengths, I would like to push for the longest possible duration that these blocks could be implemented for due to the sheer volume and incessant nature of the vandalism, which has already gone on for months. Given a situation like this we are in now, imposing a range block that would last for only a short while simply isn't going to work. --Pare Mo 08:08, 13 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I will not pursue this because a lot of users that use those IP addresses will be prevented from editing. See meta:Help:Range_blocks. For the mean time, only individual IP addresses will be blocked. But after a week or two passes and those anon edits from these IP addresses persists, then indeed a rangeblock will be the last recourse. Jordz 05:39, 15 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, bay. The plan seems to be working already. --Pare Mo 09:24, 15 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Sir Jordz! We will keep on monitoring if that anon comes back again.
On a side note, may I request to delete the articles this anon created (including those who were blocked a few months ago) to discourage them in creating this kind of mess. Thanks again. -Danngarcia 01:32, 16 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Racibórz[usba ang wikitext]

Hi. Can somebody write an (at least ;] ) short stub about my city (Racibórz) on your Wikipedia? Many thanks for anyone who could do that :) Olos88 06:50, 22 Hulyo 2009 (UTC)

IMages inadvertently removed[usba ang wikitext]

During a cleanup of images and thumbs on the Wikimedia servers, I inadvertently removed some images which I have not been able to restore. I am very sorry for the trouble. They are all contributed by Gumagamit:Ricardojose20027 (there are 12 of them, all his). It seems that they are unused in any article, but I wanted to let you know. If you need any more information or if I can help in some way, you can find me on irc in the #wikimedia-tech channel, or send email to ariel AT wikimedia DOT org. Thanks, -- ArielGlenn 05:28, 19 Agosto 2009 (UTC)

Bot flag for HerculeBot[usba ang wikitext]

  • Operator: Hercule
  • Function: interwiki and double redirects fixing
  • Operation: manually
  • Software: pywikipedia, updated daily from SVN
  • Has bot flags on: 57 wikis and global bot, please see this page
I see that my bot contribs appears on the RC, so I think I need a local flag. Regards --Hercule 09:24, 31 Agosto 2009 (UTC)

Translation of a short story[usba ang wikitext]

Hi my friend!

I would like to request something from you. Yes, translation. I hope, it's not a bad thing for you. Some years ago I wrote a (really) short story about a lonely man (actually symbolized the Saami nation). I translated into some languages and I thought, it would be great to have it more, like also in Cebuano :) I made this page, the English or Spanish translation is somewhere there. You can put the Cebuano translation there. Thank you again! Sorry for my disturb... :( - hu:User:Eino81

Cebuano translation[usba ang wikitext]

Hello!

I need Cebuano translation. Can you contact me - e-mail?

94.113.105.61 10:01, 30 Agosto 2009 (UTC)

Small request[usba ang wikitext]

Hello! I am a Polish wikipedian and I would like to ask you for writing a new article about former Polish President who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 – Lech Wałęsa. I have looked for his article in your Wikipedia but without success. Polish Wikipedians will be grateful for your help. Thank you so much in advance! PS article in English you can find here. Best wishes from Poland, 188.33.87.97 19:54, 21 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)

My Cebuano isn't all that good so I created a stub article that hopefully will grow over time. I also created the requisite categories. Both our countries--the Philippines and Poland--share a similar recent history in having had to suffer for decades under foreign-backed regimes, and eventually overthrowing them without bloodshed. Cheers to us! --Pare Mo 09:40, 22 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)

The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live[usba ang wikitext]

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[usba ang wikitext]

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[usba ang wikitext]

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.

Translatewiki.net update[usba ang wikitext]

  • Currently 38.77% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.66% 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 17:25, 28 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)
  • PS Please help us complete the most wanted messages..

How can we improve the usability for your language[usba ang wikitext]

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 17:25, 28 Septiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Bad Book Spam warning[usba ang wikitext]

(My apologies for this message being in English) The vandal General Tojo is spamming Wikipedia by removing references and adding his books as the only reference. The books are nothing more than reprints of out of copyright sources, with spelling errors from the title page on forward (For example it is James McClymont, not MacClymont, and Gaspar Correia, not Correa, and Charles Edwards Lester, not Charles Lester Edwards). This article is one of his targets, please watch for removal of valid references and adding of the spam references by new users or IP's. The books spammed so far are:

  • Magellan (2008) by Francis Guillemard (died 1933), Antonio Pigafetta (died 1534), Francisco Albo (contemporary of Magellan), Gaspar Correa (contemporary of Magellan), Keith Bridgeman (Editor) and Tahira Arsham (Editor); ISBN 978-1-906421-00-7
  • Amerigo Vespucci (2009) by Charles Lester Edwards (died 1890), Amerigo Vespucci (died 1512), Keith Bridgeman (Editor) and Tahira Arsham (Editor); ISBN 978-1-906421-02-1
  • Pedro Cabral (2009) by James Roxburgh MacClymont (out of copyright author), William Brooks Greenlee (edited around 1939), Pero Vaz de Caminha (died 1500), Keith Bridgeman (Editor), and Tahira Arsham (Editor);ISBN 978-1-906421-01-4

Please watch for removal of valid references and replacement with spam, and revert accordingly. As for the identity of the spammer and vandal General Tojo:

  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the editor of all the books spammed by General Tojo
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the owner of the publishing house publishing the books spammed by General Tojo
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is the owner of some Parkinson's disease patents spammed by General Tojo on Wikipedia for quite a few years now
  • Keith Bridgeman, London is also the owner of the web page advertising both the Parkinson stuff and the books spammed by General Tojo.

For details see en:Wikipedia:Long term abuse/General Tojo -- Chris 73 11:27, 3. Okt. 2009 (CEST)

Hey Chris, thanks for informing us about this. So far, it seems that none of our articles here have been affected. Either way, we'll be keeping watch. --Pare Mo 07:21, 5 Oktubre 2009 (UTC)

Translation request[usba ang wikitext]

Hi Pare Mo! Would you be so kind to help me translate this article into the wonderful Cebuano language? Please. It's about a Chinese philosopher and is listed as one of the articles every Wikipedia should have. If you think that article is too long, here is a short version: "Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese thought and life. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity." Thanks a lot! --Amaqqut

Hi Amaqqut. Translation done. You're welcome. --Pare Mo 09:20, 14 Oktubre 2009 (UTC)

Translation Request of article about Austrian writer Klaus Ebner[usba ang wikitext]

Hello,

I am Irina Walter from Austria, interested in literature and working on a project to translate the article about Austrian writer K. Ebner into other Wikipedia languages. Thus I would like to have this article also translated into the Cebuano language, be it in its original length or in a shortened summary layout. This section is my wish/request (I hope it is the right place). Source texts are available in different languages, here are the most important:

If you have further questions, please don't hestitate to contact me on my English or German user page. Thank you very much for your endeavors!

Irina Walter, from Baden, Austria, Europe. --Irina Walter AT 19:00, 14 Oktubre 2009 (UTC)

Request granted, Irina. Cheers from the Philippines. --Pare Mo 08:38, 20 Oktubre 2009 (UTC)

Translatewiki.net update[usba ang wikitext]

  • Currently 39.15% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.63% 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 10:11, 1 Nobiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Bosphorus[usba ang wikitext]

Hi, could you please create an article, at least a stub about Bosphorus in this wiki? If you do, i will be greatful to you. Thanks for your time.

--Stambouliote 16:19, 12 Nobiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Hi Stambouliote! Request granted. --Pare Mo 02:46, 13 Nobiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Request for help, please[usba ang wikitext]

Dear Pare Mo, nice to meet you! I'm wondering if you would be so kind to help translate a very short-stub version of 3-4 sentences of this article for this Wikipedia? Thank you very much for any advice or help you could offer. I hope to hear from you. Sincerely--Mer De Glace 10:52, 28 Nobiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mer de Glace. Translation done. Created all the related categories as well. --Pare Mo 00:55, 29 Nobiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Translatewiki.net update[usba ang wikitext]

  • Currently 38.93% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.67% 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 15:50, 30 Nobiyembre 2009 (UTC)

Translatewiki.net update[usba ang wikitext]

  • Currently 38.79% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.66% 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 14:28, 4 Enero 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedya namespace?[usba ang wikitext]

On this wiki there are many pages starting with Wikipedya:. But that is article namespace not project namespace like this page. According to settings [1] only Project: and Wikipedia: are valid prefixes for this namespace. That is making trouble with interwiki bots because linking from article namespace to project namespace is not allowed.

So could you please move these pages to project namespace or make an request for adding Wikipedya as valid project namespace prefix on cebwiki at bugzilla:? Thx. Merlissimo 17:55, 13 Enero 2010 (UTC)

No problem, we understand. They've all been moved to the Wikipedia: namespace for now. --Pare Mo 02:48, 14 Enero 2010 (UTC)
I think adding a new namespacealias or even changing primary namespacename would also be a good idea, because according to your logo and main page that is your preferred spelling. But that must be a community decision. Thanks for moving these pages. Merlissimo 13:57, 14 Enero 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. Thanks too for letting me know that the previous arrangement made it difficult for the interwiki bots. --Pare Mo 06:33, 15 Enero 2010 (UTC)

A Pilipino translation of the page[usba ang wikitext]

Can we also have a page in Pilipino? I find it stange that there is a Cebuano page (and even a Chabacano de Zamboanga page) but not a Pilipino page. Don't we have enough Filipnos capable of translating the page to the country's official language?

thelma m.m.makasiar

There is no Pilipino wikipedia. Look for Tagalog wikipedia instead (http://tl.wikipedia.org). And we are aware that "Filipino" is the official language according to 1987 Philippine Constitution but we are always go back to mother tongue no matter how the constitution says. --JLRAtwil 19:03, 19 Abril 2010 (UTC)

Wikimedia edit counter, 1 Billion milestone[usba ang wikitext]

Hi. Please, can you help me translating this tool into Cebuano? (Follow the "Translate it!" link). Thanks. Emijrp 21:31, 18 Pebrero 2010 (UTC)

Done. --JLRAtwil 19:00, 19 Abril 2010 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[usba ang wikitext]

The call for applications for Wikimania Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2010 in Gdansk, Poland (July 9-11) is now open. The Wikimedia Foundation offers Scholarships to pay for selected individuals' round trip travel, accommodations, and registration at the conference. To apply, visit the Wikimania 2010 scholarships information page, click the secure link available there, and fill out the form to apply. For additional information, please visit the Scholarships information and FAQ pages:

Yours very truly, Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation

Manila 8/First Wikimedia Philippines Annual Convention[usba ang wikitext]

Hello everyone,

All editors of the Cebuano Wikipedia are cordially invited to attend the First Wikimedia Philippines Annual Convention on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. The convention will run concurrent with the Eighth Manila Wikipedians' Meetup. This will also serve as the soft-launch of WMPH.

Editors from this Wikipedia who have signed up to join WMPH are expected to attend, so please be there. Likewise, we are inviting non-members of WMPH to attend as observers; you are welcome to sign up as a member of WMPH during the convention if you so wish. To help us estimate the number of attendees, may we please ask you to list your name on this page, under "Participants".

Thank you, and we hope to see you at the WMPH Annual Convention. :)


For the WMPH Board of Trustees
--Sky Harbor (talk) 04:17, 12 Mayo 2010 (UTC)


Fundraising and your wiki[usba ang wikitext]

Greetings, please translate this message if you can.

Fundraising 2010 is preparing to start, and we want your project to be a part of the global movement to support free knowledge. The Wikimedia Foundation is engaging with local communities that build the projects to play an active part in this year's fundraiser. This year we will be working to best serve all the language communities by providing messages that are best suited for each location.

To do this, we need your help. We are testing messages and we want to be sure that our messages will work with your language. If it does not and your community can come up with your own banner in the spirit of supporting free knowledge, we invite you to submit your proposals and be active in this process. Wikimedia is for you, join us in supporting free knowledge in your local community! Kpeterzell 04:58, 15 Septiyembre 2010 (UTC)

Beat Jimmy[usba ang wikitext]

Please translate this message.

The Fundraising Committee is issuing all interested community members a challenge: we want you to beat Jimmy. The appeal from Jimmy Wales and the corresponding banner have been tested head-to-head with other successful banners, and the results are clear: it's our best performing message... by a lot. This year we have a lofty fundraising goal; we need all of our banners to bring in donations like the Jimmy Appeal, but no one wants to keep the Jimmy banner up for two months. We want to run donor quotes, and other wonderful ideas, but we have to have banners that work as well as or better than the Jimmy appeal.

We've just released the highlights from a donor focus group, and the results of our donor survey. With one month to the launch of the fundraiser, the messages we test must be driven by data from our tests and surveys - we can no longer rely on instinct alone.

We've redesigned our fundraising meta pages with the Jimmy challenge; check out the survey results and propose/discuss banners that reflect these findings. Add the banners you think will 'beat Jimmy' here to be tested Tuesday October 12 against Jimmy. Kpeterzell 02:54, 8 Oktubre 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Tatar[usba ang wikitext]

Dear friends, may I ask you to add a hyperlink to our Tatar Wikipedia (http://tt.wikipedia.org) to yourr Front page. Tatars - are turkic nation living in Tatarstan Republic, second biggest nation in Russian Federation. hope to hear from you soon. sincerely yours, Muhtac 21:20, 20 Marso 2011 (UTC)

Multilingual Challenge[usba ang wikitext]

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Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

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" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 11:49, 2 Mayo 2011 (UTC)

Tagalog:
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Ina-anunsyo ang Derby Multilingual Challenge

Ito ang kaunaunahang kolaborasyon ng Wikipedia sa iba't-ibang wika. Lahat ng mga Wikipedista ay maaaring sumali, sa kahit anumang wika ng Wikipedia. Ang paghahamon ay tumatakbo mula sa 1 Mayo hanggang 3 Setyembre ng 2011.
Sumali na!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Stranger195 (talk) 11:11, 23 Septiyembre 2015 (UTC)

Call for image filter referendum[usba ang wikitext]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
Cbrown1023
Risker
Mardetanha
PeterSymonds
Robert Harris

Bot creation of articles about animals and plants[usba ang wikitext]

I am currently running a bot project to create wikipedia articles about all species of plants and animals. So far, all of it has been on Swedish wikipedia, with some 60,000+ articles created to date. Now I would like to expand the project to Cebuano wikipedia as well. There are two reasons I have picked cebwp:

  • Coverage of animals and plants is currently quite modest. This makes the project both more useful and easier.
  • Cebuano is my wife's native language, and I understand at least a bit of it (but not enough to write a proposal like this). I have access also to other native speakers, who will help me with the language.

The bot is not using machine translation at any stage, but is instead combining data from large taxonomic databases (mainly Catalogue of Life) with short (handwritten) text templates. A sample of Swedish bot-created articles, similar to the ones I propose to create on cebwp, can be found in sv:Kategori:Robotskapade artiklar 2012-12.

Is such a project of interest to the cebwp community? If so, I will proceed to produce a small sample of test artcles that you can look at. If those are approved, I would like to request a bot flag for Lsjbot:

  • Operator: Lsj
  • Function: Main function is article creation. Will also perform fixes and maintenance on the created articles.
  • Operation: runs are started manually, but once started a run can produce many articles without further user intervention.
  • Software: dotnetwikibot
  • Has bot flags on: svwp


Lsj (talk) 22:01, 20 Disyembre 2012 (UTC)

While waiting for a response here, I'm doing some minor jobs with the bot at low speed, fixing categories and stuff. Lsj (talk) 21:15, 25 Disyembre 2012 (UTC)
A sample of bot-created articles can now be found in Kategoriya:Paghimo ni bot 2012-12. Comments welcome. Lsj (talk) 22:21, 28 Disyembre 2012 (UTC)
There are now about 400 test articles. The first ones made had som grammar errors, but after feedback from a native speaker the most recent ones should be ok languagewise. Lsj (talk) 20:38, 30 Disyembre 2012 (UTC)
HI Lsj, bot flag for Lsjbot is now done. I will look up the grammar and syntax of the content and templates used soon. Thanks :) Jordz (talk) 09:27, 22 Enero 2013 (UTC)
Salamat! Lsj (talk) 20:22, 22 Enero 2013 (UTC)

Chat/Questions about Bot Policy and Bots on Cebuano WP[usba ang wikitext]

Hello. My name is Randall Livingstone, and I am an en.wikipedian and have spent the last two years researching bots on WP/WM projects (primarily en.wikipedia). I'm wondering if someone at ceb.wp might be available to chat with me (IRC or IM, Skype, Gchat, phone, email...whatever works best for you) about bots and bot policies on the Cebuano WP.

You can learn more about me and download my dissertation here, and please let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to leave a response here, on my en.wp Talk page, or email me here if you have some time to chat, and thank you in advance for your consideration.

This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards at both the University of Oregon and Endicott College. (Feel free to request a copy of those protocols).

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration. UOJComm (talk) 13:49, 14 Marso 2013 (UTC)

Merge template[usba ang wikitext]

Hi. I tried to suggest a merge of Sibon sanniolus and Sibon sanniola, but there is no {{Merge}} template on your wiki. If it has a different name, perhaps someone could make a redirect? - Soulkeeper (talk) 12:44, 3 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)

Ditto for Calumma brevicornis and Chamaeleo brevicornis. - Soulkeeper (talk) 18:06, 6 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Ditto for Venus fasciata and Clausinella fasciata. - Soulkeeper (talk) 11:04, 9 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Ditto for Calliostoma bairdi and Calliostoma bairdii. - Soulkeeper (talk) 12:40, 11 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Ditto for Pseuderemias striatus and Pseuderemias striata. - Soulkeeper (talk) 19:03, 12 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Ditto for Oenopota pyrimidalis and Oenopota pyramidalis. - Soulkeeper (talk) 11:45, 15 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Ditto for Oenopota tenuiliratus and Oenopota tenuilirata. - Soulkeeper (talk) 11:50, 15 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Turbonilla barkleyensis Turbonilla barcleyensis - Soulkeeper (talk) 13:38, 15 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Turbonilla lordii Turbonilla lordi - Soulkeeper (talk) 13:47, 15 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Turbonilla newcombiei Turbonilla newcombei - Soulkeeper (talk) 13:51, 15 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Turbonilla verrilli Turbonilla verrillii - Soulkeeper (talk) 14:00, 15 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)
Anamastigona meridionale Anamastigona meridionalis - Soulkeeper (talk) 19:45, 18 Hunyo 2013 (UTC)

"Ang Wikipedya sa ubang pinulongan" and Malay translation[usba ang wikitext]

Hello. Hopefully someone please update "Ang Wikipedya sa ubang pinulongan" part of the Main Page (please refer to List of Wikipedias for details) and can I add Malay (Bahasa Melayu) translation for the "Wikipedia:Embahada" front page?. Thank you - 26 Ramadan (talk) 09:12, 8 Oktubre 2013 (UTC)

Monuments of Spain Challenge[usba ang wikitext]

Excuse me for not talking Cebuano yet.

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

PS: We would be grateful if you could translate this note into Cebuano.

B25es (talk) 10:33, 27 Septiyembre 2014 (UTC) on behalf of Wikimedia España.

Panluto[usba ang wikitext]

The main page under "Inadlawng Panginabuhi ug Kalingawan" has several articles that have no content but have many links to irrelevant sites; they should be deleted: Kahimsog - Nutrisyon - Panluto . Rigadoun (talk) 20:20, 16 Mayo 2015 (UTC)

Done. Lsj (talk) 17:23, 25 Agosto 2015 (UTC)

Justin Bieber[usba ang wikitext]

Can someone nominate Justin Bieber for deletion (or delete it)? It's complete nonsense. Mbch331 (talk) 15:56, 6 Agosto 2015 (UTC)

Done. Lsj (talk) 16:19, 25 Agosto 2015 (UTC)

Hört bitte mit den Bot-Artikeln auf![usba ang wikitext]

Eine Wikipedia zu 90 Prozent mit Bots aufzublasen ist wirklich schwach. Die dadurch erreichte Platzierung bei der Artikelanzahl ist nichts wert.
PS: Es heißt korrekt "Cebuanokenntnisse" (zu korrigieren auf der Botschaftsseite).

The problem with cebwp is not that there are too many bot articles. The problem is that there are too few "handmade" articles. Please feel free to contribute more articles, if you wish to redress the balance. Lsj (talk) 16:19, 25 Agosto 2015 (UTC)
Wenig überraschend, dass dies ausgerechnet ein Schwedischsprachiger sagt ;-) (nichts für ungut, der musste sein). Gruß

Proposition: Les Wikipédias suédoise et cebuano fusionnent et cette nouvelle édition sera ainsi bientôt la plus grande du monde... 84.168.205.36 15:40, 13 Septiyembre 2015 (UTC)

Proposition: Les Wikipédias francaise et allemand fusionnent et cette nouvelle édition sera brevement la plus grande du monde... malgré leur methodes primitives. ;) Lsj (talk) 20:28, 13 Septiyembre 2015 (UTC)
Je dirais plutôt que de la primitivité (et du ridicule), c'est allumer le bot à chaque fois que la Wikipédia italienne s'approche...tellement manifeste. Comme si Wikipédia était un concours entre les langues - et dans ce concours, la Wiki cebuana perd par la qualité hyper faible, de loin.84.168.225.16 21:26, 30 Oktubre 2015 (UTC)
If you want Wikipedia to become better, why don't you start working on it yourself, instead of whining about the work of others? You haven't done a single article edit on cebwp with your current ip. Concerning Italian, I had no idea about their article statistics until you brought it up now. Seems you are the one keeping track of statistics, not me. Lsj (talk) 18:48, 31 Oktubre 2015 (UTC)

Deletion requests[usba ang wikitext]

I'm requesting for these pages to be deleted as hoaxes. The first two anyway are redirects to a deleted page. Pinging Lsj who is the most active admin here.

theenjay36 00:39, 2 Oktubre 2015 (UTC)

Done. Lsj (talk) 07:38, 2 Oktubre 2015 (UTC)

Article about a non existent place[usba ang wikitext]

Hi, I just stumbled on the page "Segonzano (kapital sa munisipyo)": this place doesn't exist. There is in Italy a municipality called Segonzano (correctly described in the page Segonzano (munisipyo)), which is formed by several villages, none of which is actually called "Segonzano"; that is just a collective name. If the article is speaking about the administrative center of the municipality, which is called "Scancio", maybe renaming is enough (although I don't think the village is actually such relevant); otherwise, I suggest to simply delete the page. --Syrio (talk) 00:18, 17 Disyembre 2016 (UTC)

Same situation with Valfloriana (kapital sa munisipyo) and Valfloriana (munisipyo) ("Valfloriana" is not an actual village, just the collective name of the municipality, whose capital is "Casatta"); I fear there are a lot of such situations in Kategoriya:Mga lungsod sa Italya. --Syrio (talk) 00:20, 17 Disyembre 2016 (UTC)
Ok, I have deleted those two. Thank you. Is there any easy way to identify any others? Lsj (talk) 14:20, 17 Disyembre 2016 (UTC)

Merge request[usba ang wikitext]

I looked at the pages Rio Frio and Río Frío and noticed they have almost the same content. Is it possible to merge these items? QZanden (talk) 19:20, 9 Marso 2017 (UTC)

O, angay ni i-merge. (Yes, these two should be merged.) --Bentong Isles (talk) 09:24, 10 Marso 2017 (UTC)
Yes, they should be merged, under the name without accents. But they are not identical, so some editing is required. Lsj (talk) 11:02, 10 Marso 2017 (UTC)
As I do not speak Cebuano, could someone please merge them? Lsj and Bentong Isles? Have a nice day! QZanden (talk) 18:23, 30 Mayo 2017 (UTC)