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Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[usba ang wikitext]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 19:43, 9 Marso 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[usba ang wikitext]

05:09, 18 Marso 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[usba ang wikitext]

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 03:37, 7 Abril 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May[usba ang wikitext]

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:33, 11 Abril 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[usba ang wikitext]

Wikidata description editing is a new experiment being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature several weeks ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it in a few days for all Wikipedias except the top ten by usage within the app (i.e. except English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese). We will enable the feature for those languages instead at some point in the future, as we closely monitor user engagement with our expanded set of pilot communities. As always, if have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) 08:41, 14 Abril 2017 (UTC)

New Page previews feature[usba ang wikitext]

A bot to combat en:WP:LINKROT (Deploy InternetArchiveBot to cebwiki)[usba ang wikitext]

Hello everyone of the Swedish Wikipedia. I am Cyberpower678, a bot operator on the English Wikipedia. I am reaching out to the content editors of this Wikipedia, in regards to the mentioned Phabricator tasks listed on the right. T120433 is a tracking ticket for an ongoing bot project to combat dead links constantly surfacing in hundreds of thousands of articles. This ticket was opened as a result of being the number one requested bot on the m:2015 Community Wishlist Survey, and can be found here. I am currently the lead developer of this bot project, and with the bot ready for deployment onto other wikis, I am asking Cebuano Wikipedians if the welcome such a bot. The Phabricator task that tracks this project is T120433.

The specific ticket for deploying this bot to the Swedish Wikipedia is T136144. The first step is gaining community consensus, through this proposal, and then adapting the bot to suit the needs of this wiki.

What does this bot do?[usba ang wikitext]

This bot is very functional, configurable, and very intelligent. The bot comes with a run page, that allows for the quick disabling of the bot, in the event of a malfunction. Every wiki will also have a config page, that directs the bot how to behave on that wiki. On the English Wikipedia, the bot is able to scan existing URLs and detect if they are dead or not. During trial testing, this has revealed to have a false positive rate of 0.1%. The reliability rate is now even better, than during the initial trial The bot is capable of replacing original URLs with archive URLs, or adding them on. It is able to read sources and citations formatted in various ways and either intelligently fix the source as needed or make the formatting consistent, by altering the way the source is formatted. InternetArchiveBot, can leave a talk page message with details of what it did to the article page. The configuration page also has an option to only leave messages and not touch the main article at all. InternetArchiveBot is {{nobots}} compliant and also supports a blank tag used on the English Wikipedia, {{cbignore}}, which instructs the bot to ignore a specific source on a page.

What wikis support this?[usba ang wikitext]

It's currently fully operational on the English and Swedish Wikipedias.

Some examples: [1][2][3][4]

CYBERPOWER (talk) 18:54, 19 Abril 2017 (UTC)

Discussion[usba ang wikitext]

I agree with several people commenting at Phabricator that this is not the best Wikipedia for your bot. At the very least, if you run your bot here you should have it disregard the 4-5 sites that are used the vast majority of botcreated articles. Linkrot that is common to a million articles is better handled in other ways. Lsj (talk) 20:46, 28 Hunyo 2017 (UTC)

Same disambiguations.[usba ang wikitext]

Please check Καλό Χωριό and Kalo Chorio. They are the same. Its the same name in Greek. Xaris333 (talk) 21:35, 30 Abril 2017 (UTC)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2017)[usba ang wikitext]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

Expansions

  • Gale – Biography In Context database added
  • Adam Matthew – all 53 databases now available

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, Taylor & Francis and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 18:52, 2 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Aaron.
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Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[usba ang wikitext]

19:15, 3 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[usba ang wikitext]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:29, 8 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

Editing News #1—2017[usba ang wikitext]

18:07, 12 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

Prototype for editing Wikidata infoboxes on Wikipedia[usba ang wikitext]

Hello,

I’m sorry for writing in English. It’d be great if someone could translate this message if necessary.

One of the most requested features for Wikidata is to enable editing of Wikidata’s data directly from Wikipedia, so the editors can continue their workflow without switching websites.

The Wikidata development team has been working on a tool to achieve this goal: fill and edit the Wikipedia infoboxes with information from Wikidata, directly on Wikipedia, via the Visual Editor.

We already asked for feedback in 2015, and collected some interesting ideas which we shared with you in this thesis. Now we would like to present to you our first prototype and collect your feedback, in order to improve and continue the development of this feature.

We present this work to you very early, so we can include your feedback before and all along the development. You are the core users of this feature, so we want to make sure that it fits your needs and editing processes.

You will find the prototype, description of the features, and a demo video, on this page. Feel free to add any comment or feedback on the talk page. The page is currently not translated in every languages, but you can add your contribution by helping to translate it.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to follow all the discussions on Wikipedia, so if you want to be sure that your feedback is read, please add it on the Wikidata page, in your favorite language. Thanks for your understanding.

Thanks, Lea Lacroix (WMDE)

RevisionSlider[usba ang wikitext]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:39, 16 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[usba ang wikitext]

21:09, 16 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

New notification when a page is connected to Wikidata[usba ang wikitext]

Hello all,

(Please help translate to your language)

The Wikidata development team is about to deploy a new feature on all Wikipedias. It is a new type of notification (via Echo, the notification system you see at the top right of your wiki when you are logged in), that will inform the creator of a page, when this page is connected to a Wikidata item.

You may know that Wikidata provides a centralized system for all the interwikilinks. When a new page is created, it should be connected to the corresponding Wikidata item, by modifying this Wikidata item. With this new notification, editors creating pages will be informed when another editor connects this page to Wikidata.

Screenshot Echo Wikibase notification.png

This feature will be deployed on May 30th on all the Wikipedias, excepting English, French and German. This feature will be disable by default for existing editors, and enabled by default for new editors.

This is the first step of the deployments, the Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects will follow in the next months.

If you have any question, suggestion, please let me know by pinging me. You can also follow and leave a comment on the Phabricator ticket.

Thanks go to Matěj Suchánek who developed this feature!

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk)

m:Requests for comment/Global centralnotice for the blockade of the Turkish government[usba ang wikitext]

Hi, you are invited to participate in the discussion on the proposal to make a banner through m: centralnotice to inform more people around the world about what the Turkish government has done about Wikipedia, ie all the language versions of Wikipedia are You are obscured, so in Turkey it is impossible to view the * .wikipedia.org site. To hope that the Turkish government will remove the block, it is necessary to raise awareness of this fact around the world because it is important to succeed in this mission because Wikipedia can not be seen in Turkey. With this message also for those interested, I invite him to sign the Wikimedian appeal.

If you have any questions or questions do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks best regards. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) 18:26, 18 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[usba ang wikitext]

21:06, 23 Mayo 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata changes now also appear in enhanced recent changes[usba ang wikitext]

Hello, and sorry to write this message in English. You can help translating it.

Starting from today, you will be able to display Wikidata changes in both modes of the recent changes and the watchlist.

Read and translate the full message

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) 08:33, 29 Hunyo 2017 (UTC)

(wrong target page? you can fix it here)

Accessible editing buttons[usba ang wikitext]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:22, 10 Hulyo 2017 (UTC)

Help in Translation[usba ang wikitext]

(Sorry for writing in English)
Hello,
I am editor from Bosnian wiki, and I would like someone from this wiki to translate page about Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) and related pages to Cebuano language. Unfortunately, I saw that you do not have main article about SFF, so it would be great if someone could start writing about festival. Below are all SFF related articles that you can translate from English or Bosnian, but the main article and the award article are the most important. If you need any help or have any questions, please contact me or tag me below.

Cebuano English Bosnian Wikidata Notes
Sarajevo Film Festival en:Sarajevo Film Festival bs:Sarajevo Film Festival Q935127 Main article
Heart of Sarajevo en:Heart of Sarajevo bs:Srce Sarajeva Q26340132 Main award of festival
??? en:Special Jury Prize (Sarajevo Film Festival) bs:Specijalna nagrada žirija (Sarajevo Film Festival) Q33035532 2nd place award
??? en:Human Rights Award (Sarajevo Film Festival) bs:Nagrada za ljudska prava (Sarajevo Film Festival) Q33035238 Special award
??? en:Template:Sarajevo Film Festival bs:Šablon:Sarajevo Film Festival Q25983572 Festival's navigational tamplate
??? en:Sarajevo National Theatre bs:Narodno pozorište Sarajevo Q597948 Festival's main location / Festival Square
??? en:Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina Hall bs:Dom Armije u Sarajevu Q597948 Other festival locations
??? en:Skenderija bs:Skenderija Q1280411
??? en:Mirza Delibašić Hall bs:Dvorana "Mirza Delibašić" Q2008334
??? en:Hotel Europe (Sarajevo) bs:Hotel Evropa Q5911469
For articles about festival you can use photos from Wikimedia Commons: link, and also you can reupload logo from en.wiki (link) under fair use licence.

Thank you, --Semso98 (talk) 23:02, 14 Hulyo 2017 (UTC)

Page Previews (Hovercards) update[usba ang wikitext]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:33, 20 Hulyo 2017 (UTC)

Improved search in deleted pages archive[usba ang wikitext]

Please help translate to your language

During Wikimedia Hackathon 2016, the Discovery team worked on one of the items on the 2015 community wishlist, namely enabling searching the archive of deleted pages. This feature is now ready for production deployment, and will be enabled on all wikis, except Wikidata.

Right now, the feature is behind a feature flag - to use it on your wiki, please go to the Special:Undelete page, and add &fuzzy=1 to the URL, like this: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=1. Then search for the pages you're interested in. There should be more results than before, due to using ElasticSearch indexing (via the CirrusSearch extension).

We plan to enable this improved search by default on all wikis soon (around August 1, 2017). If you have any objections to this - please raise them with the Discovery team via email or on this announcement's discussion page. Like most Mediawiki configuration parameters, the functionality can be configured per wiki. Once the improved search becomes the default, you can still access the old mode using &fuzzy=0 in the URL, like this: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=0

Please note that since Special:Undelete is an admin-only feature, this search capability is also only accessible to wiki admins.

Thank you! CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 18:39, 25 Hulyo 2017 (UTC)

Translation of WMF's vision[usba ang wikitext]

Hi Cebuano Wikipedians, sorry if this is in English, I'm not a native Cebuano speaker. Could someone please help me to translate WMF's vision into Cebuano? Here's the WMF's vision:

Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.

Thanks in advance. --Jojit fb (talk) 02:34, 31 Agosto 2017 (UTC)

@Jojit fb:, the vision has been translated by @Josefwintzent Libot::
Lantawa pananglit may kalibotan diin puydeng mag-inambitay ang matag tawo sa katibuk-ang kaalam sa tanan. Kanay atong tinguha.
Lsj (talk) 21:00, 8 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[usba ang wikitext]

There is currently a RfC open on Meta regarding "requiring those involved with paid editing on Wikipedia to link on their user page to all other active accounts through which they advertise paid Wikipedia editing business."

Note this is to apply to Wikipedia and not necessarily other sister projects, this is only to apply to websites where people are specifically advertising that they will edit Wikipedia for pay and not any other personal, professional, or social media accounts a person may have.

Please comment on meta. Thanks. Send on behalf of User:Doc James.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:07, 17 Septiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Discussion on synced reading lists[usba ang wikitext]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:35, 20 Septiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Bot-inflated NUMBEROFARTICLES[usba ang wikitext]

Looking at the "List of Wikipedias" on meta.wiki, you will get the impression that Cebuano is more popular than Swedish or German. This is not the case; a Cebuano fanboy has (inspired by an user on the Volapuk wiki) written a bot to artificially increase the NUMBEROFARTICLES. I propose that all articles created by User:Lsjbot be deleted, and that its creator be globally locked. KATMAKROFAN (talk) 15:01, 23 Septiyembre 2017 (UTC)

CentralNotice banner for Wikimedia Conference Russia 2017 (Oct.14-15)[usba ang wikitext]

Pagtangtang sa mga artikulong nahimo ni Lsjbot[usba ang wikitext]

Maayong adlaw sa tanan.
Panahon na nga limpyohan na nato ang atong Binisayang Wikipedya. Hapit na ta mahimong kinadak-ang wikipedya, lupigan pa ang Iningles nga wikipedya. Pero sa nakit-an nako pulos bot ang nagahimo'g artikulo dinhi. Mas maayo nga tawo na lang ang magmugna og mga bag-ong artikulo. Ang artikulong de kaledad ang labaw nga mas maayong basehan kumpara sa kantidad. Mahimo lang kini nga tarong kun pagamyan nato ang atong Wikipedya.
Ato na tangtangon ang mga atikulo nahimo ni Lsjbot.
Usa pa, Lsjbot mura'g wa man nato mahisgotan o nauyonan dinhi sa tubaan nga imo himoan og mga artikulo ang tanang lugar sa kalibotan. Jordz (talk) 10:30, 9 Oktubre 2017 (UTC)

Dunay mga artikulo ni Lsjbot nga doble sa artikulo nga naa na kining Wikipedia pananglitan ang duplicate nga artikulo sa mga lungsod ug dakbayan sa Pilipinas. Diha ta pagsugod —Harvzs (talk) 14:26, 3 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
OK Harvzs, dedlayn na ni karon kay usa na ka buwan ang akong post, ipadayon ko na ang pagtangtang sa mga artikulo. Jordz (talk) 08:53, 9 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
Hinaot dili ang tanan nga sinulat ni @Lsjbot: ang tangtangon. Halos 100 na bayay akong nahan-ay ato nila karon lang buwana. Gahapon ang ikagatosan nakong pangsahi. --Gzosef walay Hanaw
If you are planning to delete duplicates and erroneous articles, I have no objection. I have already deleted thousands of such articles, and I have more of them marked for checkup -- see e.g. Kategoriya:Kaduhaduhaan mga lanaw paghimo ni bot. But your original post above can be interpreted as proposing the bulk deletion of all Lsjbot articles, something which I strongly oppose. I see no consensus for such a radical move, especially when several people are already engaged in improving the articles and proposing changes in the words and grammar, changes which can be fixed by bot. Lsj (talk) 09:57, 9 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Si Gumagami:Lsjbot wala na manugang og artikulo, igo na lang siya nang-edit. Pero naay laing nagapanugang nga daw pud bot. Si Gumagami:Qu0404, kiwaw kaayo ang han-ay sa iyang Binisaya. Unsaon man nato ni? Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 18:21, 10 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

5 million plus articles for a very small Wikipedia community such as ours is obviously very unsustainable and unmanageable. There are multiple reasons why Lsjbot-created articles should be deleted. Here's one: There was no request by you Lsj and your Lsjbot to create articles on every geographic feature of this planet. But you just went on deciding on your own to import places and geo features from a database, an endeavor that is indeed akin to the Great Flood. That was no small feat, and now you ask for consensus when you didn't ask one before? This is blatant abuse on your part. I was on leave, entrusting you Lsj to act in good faith as an admin of our wiki. With this, let's wait for the fate of cebwp from the decision of metawiki, and after that if our wikipedia remains open, I'll immediately delete those articles.
@Jordz, your decision is no different from that of Lsjbot if you proceed deleting them all even those that are being improved. That is not the constructive way to do it. Rather than delete, we should rather find effective ways of improving it. --Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 09:48, 11 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
@Jordz:. I did ask the community before deciding to create geography articles. See [19] and [20]. The community did not answer, but I did ask. You could have voiced your concerns at that time. Lsj (talk) 10:43, 11 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Lsj, you should have practiced restraint. Anyway, moving forward, you know the inherent manageability issue of the sheer number of articles in the millions. You know quite well the technical side of this, like updating constantly changing data and info. It will take so much time and resources not only on your part but the whole contributors of wikipedia the world over. That's why I said that this is not sustainable. Again we are a very small online community and updating/editing/improving all those articles would be painstakingly cumbersome and slow, we're talking years or decades even. Unless we want a wikipedia that is trivial and dated or just a mirror repository of the contents of a geo database. Also, page creators/vandals and spammers will be so hard to catch hidden among the millions of pages.
Secondly, for everyone's guidance and this is of paramount importance of what a wikipedia is - Notability. It simply means that an article should be notable to deserve a page entry on its own. Remember that our target audience/reader and contributors are the Cebuano-speaking people. Clicking on the random article button, will a reader be contented and amazed to spend time reading about a hill somewhere? As a contributor will you be proud of the content and the quality?
I'm not for deletion of all Lsjbot-articles per se, notable geo features should be retained. But due to technical aspects, as I see it, this is quite tedious. My estimate is there are less than a million notable articles from the 4-million plus. But yes if Lsj can do something, to selectively choose geo entries, then no need for mass deletion. Btw, deletion of an article is not like it will be lost in wikispace forever, it's still there and can be undone with all its form (provided our wiki wont be closed). Thanks! :) Jordz (talk) 07:56, 12 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Re: Vandalism. That can actually be detected by the article author.
Re: Random search. That is not the common nor the proper way to use wiki. People actually search by name.
Re: What must be done.
  • First, correct the grammar of these articles into proper Cebuano so that reading them is enjoyable. Format properly if necessary.
  • Create a page/articles where the related geonames, species and whatever can be grouped together and use these Lsjbot created article as link. In that way cebwiki will become interesting to read.
--Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 08:32, 12 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
@Jordz:, thank you for a thoughtful post where you raise some valid concerns.
  • Concerning notability, I considered this when planning the project, and programmed the bot to do a fair bit of filtering. The 4 million articles are selected from around 10 million items in the Geonames database. I tightened the filters a couple of times during the project. Both the original filtering, and the eventual tightening, were done after consensus on Swedish wikipedia. We may well discuss here as well where the threshold for notability should lie on cebwp, and if we do reach a consensus about further filtering, Lsjbot can probably help. But we should keep in mind the global perspective that is one aspect of NPOV - a place doesn't become less notable just because it's far away from Cebu. And we should also keep in mind that Cebuano-speakers travel all over the world in search of work or love. For a guy in Cebu considering a job as a seaman on a ferry going to a small island in Canada, or a lady in Dipolog chatting with a guy in a small village in Norway, it is valuable to have articles in their native language about that island and that village, even if those places are not globally famous. And we don't know in advance which village will be relevant for some Cebuana, so we better cover them all. Given the widespread diaspora from Philippines, I believe we should be generous with geographic notability.
  • Concerning vandalism and spamming, the main parameter here is not number of articles, but number of daily edits. As long as Recent Changes remains a short list and we have at least one sysop who is reasonably active, keeping after vandals is a manageable problem. I'm going through all cebwp edits on a near-daily basis, checking all that might be suspect.
  • Concerning maintenance and updating, bot-created articles actually have an advantage. They can be updated with a bot, whereas hand-written articles typically need to be updated by hand. In any case, I believe the maintenance of basic data like population figures should be migrated to Wikidata within the near future, and maintained there, with articles automatically picking facts from Wikidata.
  • Concerning random articles, I agree with Josefwintzent that this is not the purpose of wikipedia. But when the same issue was raised on Swedish wikipedia, some clever guy found a technical solution. There are now two different random-article options on Swedish wikipedia, one normal and one that only selects among handwritten articles. We could borrow that solution, if we wish.
Lsj (talk) 10:23, 12 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
Ang mga heyograpikal nga mga artikulo sa Lsjbot sa Sugbo sa kinatibuk-an naglangkob sa sama nga kasayuran sama niadtong anaa sa Swedish wikipedia. Ang usa ka sistematikong pagkontrol sa kalidad nga akong gihimo mahitungod sa ilang Lsjbot nakamugna og mga artikulo sa Nicaragua busa mahimong may kalabutan sa imong panaghisgutan. Pinaagi sa paggamit sa opisyal nga mga estatistikanhong istorya ug opisyal nga mga mapa gikan sa Nicaragua, usa ka summary:
  • Mga Kabukiran sa Nicaragua: Usa ka aberids nga 2.1 ka mga sayup matag artikulo. 89% adunay sayop nga gitas, kini usahay sobra sa 100 metros nga sayup.
  • Mga lungsod sa Nicaragua: Usa ka aberids nga 1.5 ka mga sayup sa kada artikulo. 93% adunay sayop nga gidaghanon sa populasyon, ug kini usahay sobra sa 100% nga sayup.
Ang rason alang niini nga mga sayop dili Lsjbot kada se, apan ang daghang mga sayop nga anaa sa Geonames database nga gigamit sa Lsjbot. Nahadlok ko nga ang gidaghanon sa mga sayup susama sa mga artikulo bahin sa mga bahin sa geograpiya sa ubang mga nasud. Ang akong kasinatian mao nga ang mga biological nga mga artikulo nga gibuhat sa Lsjbot adunay mas taas nga kalidad. Martinogk (talk) 18:48, 16 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC) (uban ang pasaylo sa akong gisulat nga Cebuano)

presenting the project Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory and asking for a vounteer in Cebuano Wikipedia[usba ang wikitext]

Hello everyone, My name is Marc Miquel and I am a researcher from Barcelona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). While I was doing my PhD I studied whether an identity-based motivation could be important for editor participation and I analyzed content representing the editors' cultural context in 40 Wikipedia language editions. Few months later, I propose creating the Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory in order to raise awareness on Wikipedia’s current state of cultural diversity, providing datasets, visualizations and statistics, and pointing out solutions to improve intercultural coverage.

I am presenting this project to a grant and I expect that the site becomes a useful tool to help communities create more multicultural encyclopaedias and bridge the content culture gap that exists across language editions (one particular type of systemic bias). For instance, this would help spreading cultural content local to Cebuano Wikipedia into the rest of Wikipedia language editions, and viceversa, make Cebuano Wikipedia much more multicultural. Here is the link of the project proposal: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Wikipedia_Cultural_Diversity_Observatory_(WCDO)

I am searching for a volunteer in each language community: I still need one for the Cebuano Wikipedia. If you feel like it, you can contact me at: marcmiquel *at* gmail.com I need a contact in your every community who can (1) check the quality of the cultural context article list I generate to be imported-exported to other language editions, (2) test the interface/data visualizations in their language, and (3) communicate the existance of the tool/site when ready to the language community and especially to those editors involved in projects which could use it or be aligned with it. Communicating it might not be a lot of work, but it will surely have a greater impact if done in native language! :). If you like the project, I'd ask you to endorse it in the page I provided. In any case, I will appreciate any feedback, comments,... Thanks in advance for your time! Best regards, --Marcmiquel (talk) 14:07, 10 Oktubre 2017 (UTC) Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

I can represent Cebuano Wikipedia if no other guy has stepped forward yet. Hopefully you can instruct me what is to be done. What I only caught up so far is this project is about preserving/protecting the cultural diversity of the world and finding ways that this diversity will be represented in the internet as well as to allow access to knowledge that are culture and region based and therefore are inaccessible to people outside these regions/culture. I am hoping for a response. --Josefwintzent (talk)

Proposal to close this wiki[usba ang wikitext]

I am proposing that this project be moved to Incubator, due to the LSJbot and the poor quality of the articles. KATMAKROFAN (talk) 20:26, 23 Oktubre 2017 (UTC)

Can you please clarify what makes e.g. the handwritten article Cairo so infinitely superior to a bot-written article about the same city, that it motivates such drastic measures? Lsj (talk) 06:15, 24 Oktubre 2017 (UTC)
"Grodno Oblast mopakigbahin sa usa ka utlanan sa Brest Oblast, Vitebsk Oblast, Minsk Oblast, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Alytus, ug 維爾紐斯縣". KATMAKROFAN (talk) 02:02, 29 Oktubre 2017 (UTC)
Additionally, a number of Victoria Parks are nonsense, because they aren't really existing in Australia. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 06:25, 4 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
If occasional errors were sufficient reason to close down a wiki, no manually written wiki would survive for long. Lsj (talk) 10:24, 4 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Please do not close this wiki. Otherwise our effort would be wasted. Please do not listen to envy of some people due to the increase in the number of articles.

Closure no, clean-up yes... Jordz (talk) 08:18, 9 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

The proposal was closed as unsuccessful, so the wiki will remain open. LangCom does recommend that this community tighten its quality control, and that may include tighter supervision of bots. But it's the community's decision as to how to do this, not LangCom's. StevenJ81 (talk) (clerk to LangCom) 14:36, 8 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

Lsjbot[usba ang wikitext]

Palihog ko og usab sa mga artikulo nga susama sa

https://ceb.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakshmīpuram_Channel

ug isuon ana nga han-ay.

Puyde pud tudloan ko nimo unsaon pag-usab sa bot aron ako na lay usab.

How much programming experience do you have? The bot software for creating new articles is available at my Github page. Software for fixing specific errors in a set of articles is also there. Feel free to use and modify the software as you wish, and feel free to ask me at Hisgot sa gumagamit:Lsj if you have questions. If you are looking for other articles about mga kanal, see Kategoriya:Mga kanal sa nasud. Lsj (talk) 18:37, 6 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately my programming skill is primitive. I only have basic knowledge of C++ but can automate a report in paragraph form and mimic like written by a human simulated with human idiosyncrasies using ms excel. So the data formatting part might already been covered. It is on the syntaxis of the programming language that will be a big problem though. --Josefwintzent Libot

Nominasyon nga mahimong Tigdumala o Admin si Josefwintzent_Libot[usba ang wikitext]

Ginominar ko si User:Josefwintzent_Libot nga mahimong "Admin" o Tigdumala dinhi sa Wikipedia. Palihug paghisgot ug pag-voto sa nominasyon sa panid nga Wikipedia:Tigdumala/Josefwintzent_Libot. Kining panid gihimo sumala sa karong proseso sa pagnominar sa mga admin sa Wikipedia:Mga_hangyo_nga_mahimong_tigdumala.

Lsjbot priority list[usba ang wikitext]

It has become clear from the discussion on Facebook:Cebuano Wikipedia Initiative and elsewhere that there is much to be improved in the articles created by Lsjbot. The bot is currently running at full speed doing such improvement tasks. But there are many tasks to be done, and I would like community input in setting priorities. I have a created a table here with a list of tasks: Gumagamit:Lsjbot/Priorities. I would appreciate your input in what should be done in which order. Please feel free to add tasks and change priorities. Lsj (talk) 16:31, 17 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

Ideas for manual article creation[usba ang wikitext]

For those who wish to contribute new articles to cebwp, but are unsure of what to write about, I would like to call attention to the following two lists:

Lsj (talk) 16:45, 17 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)

See also the recently created wish list: Wikipedya:Gikinahanglan nga mga artikulo. Lsj (talk) 13:31, 25 Marso 2018 (UTC)

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[usba ang wikitext]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:07, 20 Nobiyembre 2017 (UTC)


Please rate the quality of Sebuan translations[usba ang wikitext]

As part of the international competition for writing articles devoted to the Don region of Russia, the participant of the competition was written over 150 articles in Sebu language - the bulk of the articles here. Upon completion of the competition it became clear that the participant does not speak the language, which affected the quality of translations.

The question is, to the speakers of the Sebuan language and at the same time to the wikipedists, how to consider the participant's contribution to Wikipedia in the Sibu language, as constructive, but demanding to be worked out, or how destructive? JukoFF (talk) 13:10, 11 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)

I am not a native speaker either, but I noticed the activities of Qweadsqwe while it was going on. I checked most of the articles for general wiki-ness and accuracy, and apart from language which I am not qualified to judge, they are generally constructive contributions. Some items may be of marginal relevance, but they generally have interwiki to at least ruwp. The user was also responsive, at first he did not add categories and interwikis, but after I did it for him a few times he started doing it on his own. Lsj (talk) 13:20, 11 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)

Call for Wikimania 2018 Scholarships[usba ang wikitext]

Hi all,

We wanted to inform you that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2018 which is being held in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18–22, 2018 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Monday, 22 January 2018 23:59 UTC.

Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared accommodation. Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2018 scholarships, please visit: wm2018:Scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on: https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply

It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the associated FAQ before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact: wikimania-scholarships at wikimedia.org or leave a message at: wm2018:Talk:Scholarships. Please help us spread the word and translate pages!

Best regards, David Richfield and Martin Rulsch for the Scholarship Committee 19:24, 20 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)

User group for Military Historians[usba ang wikitext]

Greetings,

"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:46, 21 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)

Duplicated bot articles[usba ang wikitext]

Hello, there are seriously many (about 2000 or 36% of the total) duplicated articles about municipalities of Brasil created by Lsjbot. A query on Wikidata Query Service shows 7523 municipalities; there are in reality 5570 of them. I checked there (on Wikidata) and the cause is the bot creation of articles in this Wikipedia and respective entries on Wikidata. For example: Abaetetuba (lungsod) and Abaetetuba (munisipyo). I ask here if someone can make the fusion between all those duplicated articles, priorizing the ones with more interwikis (that always include pt Wikipedia). Thank you Ederporto (talk) 23:02, 27 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)

In the example you provide, only Abaetetuba (munisipyo) is about a municipality (en:Administrative division). The other article, Abaetetuba (lungsod), is about the town (en:Human settlement) with the same name. These are distinct types of entities, and so the articles are not duplicates. How many of the 7523 articles that you refer to are actually about municipalities, not settlements? I am aware that settlements and administrative divisions are sometimes conflated in Wikidata, but that is an error in Wikidata, not on cebwp. The item for Abaetetuba is an example of this, it is an instance both of "municipality of Brazil" and of "human settlement". Lsj (talk) 09:33, 28 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the response. The informations on both articles are almost the same. It's very weird that cebwiki and svwiki are the only ones that seemns to do this separation between municipalities and towns. In ptWiki this distinction of articles does not exist at all. Anyway, I agree that the problem is mostly in Wikidata (althought this separation here is the origin of that), made by another bot there. I changed all the entries from those duplicates to "human settlements", because really messes up the integration between Wikidata and the other Wikis. Thanks Ederporto (talk) 08:56, 29 Disyembre 2017 (UTC)
I as a native speaker of Cebuano and actual user suggest that:
  1. All articles regarding non-Philippine level four administrative division be redirected to and their contents be merged to the article about their respective mother level three administrative division,
  2. All articles regarding non-Philippines geographic features that span only one level three administrative division be redirected to as well and its contents be merged to the article about the respective level three administrative division where the said geographic feature is found,
  3. All articles regarding human settlements be redirected to the level three administrative division where these settlements be found,
  4. If possible Lsjbot be tasked to implement these merging with some help from native speakers when necessary,
  5. After contents were transfered,Lsjbot be tasked to edit all links in other articles to the to be culled article into the link of the section of the article where the to be culled article is content is merged into, and
  6. After every link into the to be culled articles are editted, the said article has to be culled.
Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 08:21, 10 Enero 2018 (UTC)
I do not agree with any of these points. As a matter of principle, it is a bad idea to merge several different types of entities into a single article. It causes all sorts of Wikidata confusion and messes up the category system as well. As a practical matter, it is very difficult for a bot to recognize whether a feature is fully contained within an area, as the areal extent of the feature is not generally available to the bot. Furthermore, merging a heterogeneous set of articles by bot is far from trivial, and requires a major programming effort. Lsj (talk) 17:28, 17 Enero 2018 (UTC)

ESEAP Conference 2018[usba ang wikitext]

Hello Philippine Wikipedians,

Scholarship applications for ESEAP Conference 2018 is now open!

ESEAP Conference 2018 is a regional conference for Wikimedia communities around the ESEAP regions. ESEAP stands for East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific. Taking place in Bali, Indonesia on 5-6 May 2018, this is the first regional conference for the Wikimedia communities around the regions.

Full scholarships are subject to quotas, maximum two people per country and your country is eligible to apply, visit this page.

We also accept submissions of several formats, including:

  • Workshop & Tutorial: these are presentations with a focus on practical work directed either to acquiring a specific skill or doing a specific task. Sessions are 55 minutes led by the presenters in a classroom space suitable for laptops and work.
  • Posters: A2-size format to give news, share your community event/program, set out an idea, propose a concept, or explain a problem. The poster itself must be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with a suitable license.
  • Short Presentation/Sharing talks: 10-15 minutes presentation on certain topic.

Deadline for submissions and scholarship applications is on 15 March 2018.

Best regards,

Filipinayzd (talk) 16:02, 19 Enero 2018 (UTC)

First paragraph of bot-written geography articles[usba ang wikitext]

A few people have pointed out that the grammar and word order in the bot-written articles is not always natural for native Cebuano. I intend to rectify this, one paragraph at a time. The time will come soon to the first paragraph of the bot-written geography articles.

A typical first paragraph looks like this (from the article Styggvatna, I have separated the sentences for clarity):

Styggvatna maoy lanaw sa Noruwega.

Ang Styggvatna nahimutang sa munisipyo sa Gloppen ug lalawigan sa Sogn og Fjordane Fylke, sa habagatan-kasadpang bahin sa nasod, 300 km sa amihanan-kasadpan sa ulohang dakbayan Oslo. '

Ang gitas-on sa Styggvatna mao ang 980 metros ibabaw sa dagat nga lebel.

Ang dapit sa Styggvatna mao ang 0.26 ka mga kilometro kwadrado.

Ang kinatas-ang punto sa palibot aduna kini 1,238 ka metros ibabaw, 1.5 km sa sidlakan sa Styggvatna.

Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa Styggvatna kay hapit tanan kasagbotan.

Mihatag 0.6 km gikan sa amihanan ngadto sa habagatan, ug 0.6 km gikan sa sidlakan ngadto sa kasadpan.

How should this be modified to be good native-style Cebuano? Lsj (talk) 22:16, 30 Enero 2018 (UTC)

  • Styggvatna maoy lanaw sa Noruwega.
Lanaw ang Styggvatna sa Noruwega.
(changed to VSO order)
  • Ang Styggvatna nahimutang sa munisipyo sa Gloppen ug lalawigan sa Sogn og Fjordane Fylke, sa habagatan-kasadpang bahin sa nasod, 300 km sa amihanan-kasadpan sa ulohang dakbayan Oslo. '
Nahimutang ni sa lungsod sa Gloppen sa lalawigan sa Sogn ug Fjordane, sa habagatan-kasadpang bahin sa nasod, 300km sa amihan-kasadpan sa Oslo ang ulohan sa nasod.
(changed to VSO order and Cebuanized og and Fylke, Norwegian of 'and' and 'country/province' )
  • Ang gitas-on sa Styggvatna mao ang 980 metros ibabaw sa dagat nga lebel.
980 metros ibabaw sa dagat kahaboga ang nahimutangan sa Styggvatna.
(changed to VSO and removed double pluralization)
  • Ang dapit sa Styggvatna mao ang 0.26 ka mga kilometro kwadrado.
Naglangkob kini og 0.26 ka kilometro kwadrado.
(changed to VSO and removed double pluralization)
  • Ang kinatas-ang punto sa palibot aduna kini 1,238 ka metros ibabaw, 1.5 km sa sidlakan sa Styggvatna.
Ang kinahabogang dapit sa palibot dunay gihabogon nga 1,238 ka metro ug 1.5 km sidlakan sa Styggvatna.
(removed double pluralization and redundant topic/subject)
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa Styggvatna kay hapit tanan kasagbotan.
Hapit tanan kasagbotan ang mga tanom sa palibot sa Styggvatna.
(changed to VSO)
  • Mihatag 0.6 km gikan sa amihanan ngadto sa habagatan, ug 0.6 km gikan sa sidlakan ngadto sa kasadpan.
(This one is complete gibberish, please translate into English so that I can translate back into proper Cebuano.)
Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 23:45, 30 Enero 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for clear and well-structured feedback, just like I need!
The last sentence in English would be "It extends 0.6 km from north to south, and 0.6 km from east to west."
Lsj (talk) 07:27, 31 Enero 2018 (UTC)
Naglangkob ni og 0.6 km gikan sa amihanan ngadto sa habagatan ug 0.6 km gikan sa sidlakan ngadto sa kasadpan. Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 13:20, 31 Enero 2018 (UTC)

That was an article about a lake. In other articles, various other phrases are used. Can I ask for help in cleaning up those as well? (In the texts below, XXX, #1, #2 stands for variables, typically either the name of a place or a number.

  • XXX mao ang pinakadako nga lungsod sa maong dapit
  • Ang labing duol nga lungsod mao ang #1
  • Ang labing duol nga mas dako nga lungsod mao ang #1
  • Walay ubang mga lungsod sa palibot niini
  • Walay lungsod sa palibot
  • Ang kinatas-ang punto sa palibot mao ang #1, aduna kini #2 ka metros ibabaw sa dagat nga lebel
  • Mao kani ang dapit nga diyutay ra ang lumulupyo
  • Mao kani ang dapit nga dasok ang lumulupyo
  • Mao kani ang dapit nga dasok kaayo ang lumulupyo
  • Ang dapit palibot sa XXX #1, uban sa #2 mga tawo kada kilometro kwadrado.
  • Ang dapit palibot sa XXX kay hapit walay nagpuyo, uban sa ubos sa 2 molupyo kada kilometro kwadrado.
  • Ang gilapdon sa inila base mao ang #1 ka kilometro

And finally a bunch of phrases about vegetation:

  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang sa mga tanom nga pino.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang sa mga tanom nga pino nangadagdag.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang nangadagdag.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan nga sinaktan lasang.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kalibonan.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan savanna.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kasagbotan.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kalapukan.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kaumahan.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan dakbayanon.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay kaumahan ug kinaiyahan.
  • Sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan yelo.
  • Sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan walay tanom.

Lsj (talk) 18:33, 31 Enero 2018 (UTC)

Josefwintzent's Translation[usba ang wikitext]

  • XXX mao ang pinakadako nga lungsod sa maong dapit
XXX ang kinadak-ang lungsod sa maong dapit
  • Ang labing duol nga lungsod mao ang #1
Ang kinadul-ang lungsod mao ang #1
  • Ang labing duol nga mas dako nga lungsod mao ang #1
Ang kinadul-ang mas dakong lungsod mao ang #1
  • Walay ubang mga lungsod sa palibot niini
Walay laing lungsod sa palibot niini
  • Walay lungsod sa palibot
(sentence is already correct)
  • Ang kinatas-ang punto sa palibot mao ang #1, aduna kini #2 ka metros ibabaw sa dagat nga lebel
Kinahabogang dapit sa palibot ang #1, #2 ka metros ni kahaboga ibabaw sa dagat
  • Mao kani ang dapit nga diyutay ra ang lumulupyo
Diyutay ray lumulupyo ining dapita
  • Mao kani ang dapit nga dasok ang lumulupyo
Dutdot ang lumulupyo ining dapita
  • Mao kani ang dapit nga dasok kaayo ang lumulupyo
Perteng dutdota ang lumulupyo ining dapita
  • Ang dapit palibot sa XXX #1, uban sa #2 mga tawo kada kilometro kwadrado.
Dunay mga #2 ka tawo kada kilometro kwadrado sa palibot sa XXX #1.
  • Ang dapit palibot sa XXX kay hapit walay nagpuyo, uban sa ubos sa 2 molupyo kada kilometro kwadrado.
Kunhod pa sa 2 ka tawo kada kilometro kwadrado sa palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang gilapdon sa inila base mao ang #1 ka kilometro
(I am not sure what you really mean here. May you say it in English so that I can translate back in proper Cebuano.)

Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 14:13, 2 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

"Ang gilapdon sa inila base mao ang #1 ka kilometro" is intended to say "The width at the base is #1 km." (referring to a mountain) Lsj (talk) 15:11, 2 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)
Mga #1 ka kilometro ang gilapdon sa tiilan niini.Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 22:16, 2 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

Vegetation translations[usba ang wikitext]

  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang sa mga tanom nga pino.
Hapit nalukop sa lasang nga dagomkahoy ang palibot sa XXX. (I am assuming pino means pine trees and related plants.)
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang.
Hapit nalukop sa lasang ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang sa mga tanom nga pino nangadagdag.
(I do not really understand what you mean by "pino ngadagdag.)
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan lasang nangadagdag.
Hapit nalukop sa lasang nga tigkapulak ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan nga sinaktan lasang.
Hapit nalukop sa lasang nga sagolsagol ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kalibonan.
Hapit nalukop sa kalibonan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan savanna.
Hapit nalukop sa durowan ug kabugangan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kasagbotan.
Hapit nalukop sa kasagbotan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kalapukan.
Hapit nalukop sa kalapokan ug kapitaan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan kaumahan.
Hapit nalukop sa kaumahan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan dakbayanon.
Hapit nalukop sa kabalayan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Ang mga tanom sa palibot sa XXX kay kaumahan ug kinaiyahan.
Banika ug kaumahan ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan yelo.
Hapit nalukop sa hyelo ang palibot sa XXX.
  • Sa palibot sa XXX kay hapit tanan walay tanom.
Hapit nalukop sa desiyerto ug kamingawan ang palibot sa XXX.
Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 00:28, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)
Yes, "tanom nga pino" is intended to be conifers, pines and their relatives (order Pinales). The "pino nangadagdag" is my attempt to find a word for deciduous conifers like larch trees (Larix genus). Lsj (talk) 10:14, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)
Hapit nalukop sa lasang sa dagomkahaoy nga tigkapulak ang palibot sa XXX.Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 14:08, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

Test run[usba ang wikitext]

The bot has gone through now about 200 articles in Kategoriya:Paghimo ni bot 2015-09, with corrections as above. Do they look OK? Lsj (talk) 20:58, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

I made some changes in Akobo because you encoded
  • gitas-on(which means general lenght) instead of gihabogon(which means elevation or height)
  • kabuganan(which means groins) instead of kabugangan(which means areas where shrub grows)
(The kabuganan mistake though is my fault as I made a typo in the "Vegetation Translation". This is now corrected as well. Good that you posted a test run.) Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 22:33, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. These will be fixed for the next test run. Lsj (talk) 22:44, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)
Another thing, there is a double sa typo in the articles that often happens before the name of the political unit where the geographical feature is situated. I already editted the one in the article Akwedott ta' Wignacourt. Please correct the other articles.Josefwintzent Libot (talk) 22:55, 3 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)
Typo indeed. Thank you. Lsj (talk) 09:58, 4 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

Proposal to close has been rejected[usba ang wikitext]

The proposal to close cebuano wikipedia has now been officially rejected by the Wikimedia language committee. Cebwp survives! Lsj (talk) 08:40, 8 Pebrero 2018 (UTC)

Atlast. Now let's consider what the LangCom has recommended: "tighten up quality control, which quite possibly includes closer oversight of bot content creation." Thanks all! Jordz (talk)

Editing News #1—2018[usba ang wikitext]

20:56, 2 Marso 2018 (UTC)