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'S ann aig Talla a' Bhaile far an tèid draghannan teicneòlach, steòrnaidhean, is eagrachadh a' Wikipedia a dheasbair. Thathar ag iarraidh gun cuir sibh an t-ainm oirbh is an ceann-latha ris an teachdaireachd agaibh (le bhith a' sgrìobhadh ceithir tilde ~~~~).

Briogaibh an seo gus teachdaireachd ùr a chur ann.

Susbaint

Announcement[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Sorry for using the English language here, but I thought that the Village Hall may be the best place to notify Gaelic-speaking Wikipedians of two new facilities at the English language edition of Wikipedia:

Scottish Wikipedians' notice board and Scotland Portal

Please take a look, click the Watch tab, sign-up and contribute. All are most welcome!

(If this is not the best place for this notice, please copy it to the approprite gd page where most discussions/debates/announcements are made. Thanks.)--Mais oui! 12:16, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Interwiki Bot Status[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hi. I would like to get my interwiki bot YurikBot marked as a bot in your language. The bot is already operating in almost 50 languages, and it would lower the server load and improve the quality of articles if all interwikies are updated at the same time. You can read more or ask questions here. I always run the latest version of the Pywikipediabot (i am also one of the developers of this project). The request for the bot status is here. Please support. Thank you. --Yurik (en) 23:36, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Granted bot status -- Derek Ross | [[User talk:Derek Ross | deasbair]] 00:32, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

TuvicBot[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

I would like a bot flag to run my interwiki-bot TuvicBot (using Pywikipedia). This bot will run in manually assisted mode, adding and updating interwiki-links, using the Dutch wiki as a starting point. I'm mostly planning to solve interwikis that autonomous bot skip because they're ambigious. (And sorry for not speaking in your language :-() --Tuvic 17:23, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

If nobody has objections, I'll start my bot tomorrow. --Tuvic 10:07, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Okay. I'll grant it Bot Status now. -- Derek Ross | [[User talk:Derek Ross | deasbair]] 00:25, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. Any remarks or suggestions can be made at my talk page, if needed. --Tuvic 10:01, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Published by the Wikimania 2007 Taipei Team, Wikimania 2007 Team Bulletin provides the latest news of the Team's organizing work to everyone who is interested in Wikimania; it also gives the Team chances to announce calls for help/participation, so assistance in human and other resources can be sought in a wider range. Team Bulletin is published at the official website of Wikimania 2007 and released to the public domain. Issue 1 and Issue 2 has already published.--218.166.212.246 01:55, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Citation Templates[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Is it possible to copy citation templates over frm the English Wikipedia? MichealT 19:01, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Preparation of Fundraiser 2007[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hi, this is just a first introduction message to tell you: there is more to come. I am dealing with the Project Management of the Fundraiser 2007 and therefore will search for contacts of wikimedians who can help us to do our tasks on all projects. I am actually also building the structure for the fundraiser on Meta. We will need people who help to design buttons, translate texts of buttons, documents, sitenotices etc. Should you feel you want to co-operate please let me know. You can reach me on my meta user page or by e-mail at scretella (at) wikimedia (dot) org. If you wish to notify us that you would like to co-operate on translations, it would be nice if you used e-mail and copied the e-mail to me and Aphaia (aphaia (at) gmail (dot) com). Thank you for your attention and I hope to meet you soon! Cheers :-) -- 4 September 2007 Sabine

Wikimedia Election Notice[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

If you are able, please translate this notice to as many possible languages and post it anywhere applicable.

The Wikimedia Election Committee is accepting candidates for the 2007 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election. Please see [1] for more information.

There is still time for a new candidate to be considered for election, and you may now endorse the candidate of your choice (up to 3 candidates) on the endorsements page, [2]. Please read the instructions carefully prior to endorsing. If you can translate the instructions, please do.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the election committee, who are listed here [3].

Posted on behalf of the Election Committee,
Philippe

Translation of the Week[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Most other languages have a translation of the week. I don't see one for Gaelic. May I suggest en:Canadian Gaelic as a suitable first candidate? Nicolas 10:58, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Election Notice, Please Translate[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The 2008 Board election committee announces the 2008 election process. Wikimedians will have the opportunity to elect one candidate from the Wikimedia community to serve as a representative on the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will serve a one-year term, ending in July 2009.

Candidates may nominate themselves for election between May 8 and May 22, and the voting will occur between 1 June and 21 June. For more information on the voting and candidate requirements, see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008>.

The voting system to be used in this election has not yet been confirmed, however voting will be by secret ballot, and confidentiality will be strictly maintained.

Votes will again be cast and counted on a server owned by an independent, neutral third party, Software in the Public Interest (SPI). SPI will hold cryptographic keys and be responsible for tallying the votes and providing final vote counts to the Election Committee. SPI provided excellent help during the 2007 elections.

Further information can be found at <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008/en>. Questions may be directed to the Election Committee at <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Board_elections/2008/en>. If you are interested in translating official election pages into your own language, please see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Board_elections/2008/Translation>.

For the election committee,
Philippe Beaudette

Manual for new and small Wikipedias[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello, at Meta there are pages created to help new and small Wikipedias: Manual and Wikipedia and help pages. You are welcome to have a look and comment. Kind regards--Ziko 22:38, 13 an Lùnastal 2008 (UTC)


New UK wikimedia chapter[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

A plan is in the works to found a new UK chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, and we are currently gathering support from the community. If you are interested in being part of this new UK chapter as a member, a board member or as someone with a general interest in the chapter, please head over to m:Wikimedia UK v2.0 and let us know. We also welcome help in making finishing touches to the plans. An election will be held shortly for the initial board, who will oversee the process of founding the company and accepting membership applications. They will then call an AGM to formally elect a new board, which will take the chapter forward, starting to raise funds and generally supporting the Wikimedia community in the UK.

Geni 23:34, 29 an Lùnastal 2008 (UTC)

Translation request SUL[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

hello! I have made commons:Template:User SUL, this template give a link the main account of the user's SUL. Could someone translate this template? Thank you very much. Otourly 09:19, 9 an t-Sultain 2008 (UTC)

Done, see here: Template:User SUL--Sionnach 18:06, 9 an t-Sultain 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much Otourly 07:49, 10 an t-Sultain 2008 (UTC)

Noms irlandais[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Salut, je suis un nouvel utilizateur, je n'ai pas encore un bon écossais, mais dans l'avenir j'aimerais pouvoir travailler avec vous. Je veux savoir, si certains mots qui n'existent pas en la langue gaelique (comme encyclopédie ou quelques noms de pays) peuvent être utilissé mots de la langue irlandaise.
--MelFlag of Asturias.svgParlez 11:43, 19 an Gearran 2009 (UTC)

Irish names[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hi, I am a new user. Still I do not speak well scottish gaelic, but in the future I would like to be able to help. I wanted to know if for certain words that do not exist in Gael (as encyclopedia or some names of countries) the Irish names can be used.
--MelFlag of Asturias.svgParlez 11:43, 19 an Gearran 2009 (UTC)

-> Done. Freagairt an seo [4] --Sionnach 17:35, 19 an Gearran 2009 (UTC)
J'essayerai en français mais je ne suis pas un bon niveau! Moi, je pense que c' est une bonne idée certains noms d' utiliser de l' Irlandais pour les noms qui n' existent pas en écossais, mais malheureusement...I give up! It's more common to use English names for words in Scottish gaelic that don't exist yet. Or to use the name of the country in its own language, depending on the country. However, there are not too many countries that don't have a Gaelic name anymore. --Steaphan30 04:31, 20 an Gearran 2009 (UTC)
Thak you very much! --MelFlag of Asturias.svgParlez 01:04, 29 an Giblean 2009 (UTC)

Bot request for Almabot[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello, I would like to have my bot granted the bot flag to update interwiki links on your wiki. Details below:

  • Operator: Nakor
  • Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic, with manual runs to fix issues found on the French wikipedia
  • Programming Language(s): pywikipedia
  • Function Overview: interwiki links
  • Edit period(s): daily
  • Already has a bot flag (Y/N): yes, on 63 wikis as well as global flag (150 wikis)

I will run a few test edits. Thanks. Nakor 01:20, 19 An Cèitean 2009 (UTC)

Done. -- Derek Ross | deasbair 22:12, 26 An Cèitean 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Nakor 00:32, 27 An Cèitean 2009 (UTC)

An t-Og-mhios[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Nach bu chòir dhuinn an duilleag seo (agus 1 an t-Og-mhios, 2 an t-Og-mhios msaa) a ghluasad? Lorg mi:

  • An t-Òg Mhios: Roy Wentworth (a ".doc" file, I forgot where I downloaded it from)
  • An t-Og-Mhios: SMO [5]
  • An t-Òg-mhios: Mark Colin (an clò - Appendix 10), Akerbeltz [6]
  • An t-Òg-mhìos: Dwelly [7], Taic [8]
  • An t-Ogmhios: Angus Watson (an clò)
  • An t-Ògmhios: Mark Colin (an clò - "main space"), Akerbeltz [9], GOC pp 15 & 29
  • An t-Ògmhìos: SMO [10].

Mar sin, nach bu chòir dhuinn an GOC a leantainn (leis na litreachaidhean eile mar redirects), on a tha e coltach gur e an litricheadh as trice cuideachd? --Duncan 12:59, 14 an t-Òg-mhios 2009 (UTC)

Deagh bheachd. Ach cò am fear a ghabhas sinn? Bhithinn fhèin airson An t-Ògmhios no An t-Ògmhìos.--Each-uisge 13:28, 14 an t-Òg-mhios 2009 (UTC)
Bidh sin ceart gu leòr dòmh. 'S fheàrr leam fhìn An t-Ògmhios, 's e sin an litreachadh as cumanta, agus tha e a' leantainn GOC cuideachd. --Sionnach 14:58, 14 an t-Òg-mhios 2009 (UTC)
Glè mhath. Gluaisidh mi fhìn na duilleagan an ath deireadh seachdain gu An t-Ògmhios, 1 an t-Ògmhios msaa (agus cruthaichidh mi na redirects eile agus redirects gun alt cinnteach airson a' mhìos fhèin cuideachd), mura atharrachaidh sinn ar n-inntinn fon àm sin. --Duncan 15:10, 14 an t-Òg-mhios 2009 (UTC)

Dèanta. 'S dòcha nach do dhìochuimhnich mi rud sam bith. Chan eil fhios 'am ciamar a dh'atharrachadh sin an dèidh na h-ainmean-sgrìobhte sna còmhraidhean seo - ach cha chreid mi gu bheil sin cudromach. --Duncan 17:05, 19 an t-Òg-mhios 2009 (UTC)

Mòran taing, b' e tòrr obrach a bh' ann! Airson na còmhraidhean an seo, 's e cuspair eile a th' ann as fheàrr leam dèanamh air an TranslateWiki. --Sionnach 21:19, 21 an t-Òg-mhios 2009 (UTC)

Small request[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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, Patrol110 19:58, 25 an t-Sultain 2009 (UTC)

I made a stub. --Thrissel 13:37, 2 An Cèitean 2010 (UTC)

Galician[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hi from Basque Wikipedia. I just saw in the language list of Wikipedias in your Main Page (Wikipedia ann an cànain eile) that Galician language is classified as "Celtic language" (Cànanan Ceilteach) which is false or a big mistake. The Galician language isn´t a "Celtic language", the Galician language is a Romance language and descend from Latin, like Spanish, French, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Asturian, Occitan, Romanian... the Galician language is very similar to Portuguese language, and 1000 years ago they are the same language: the Galician-Portuguese language.
Examples:
She always closes the window before dining (English)
(Illa) claudit semper fenestram antequam cenat (Latin)
(Ela) fecha sempre a janela antes de jantar/cear (Portuguese)
(Ela) fecha sempre a fiestra/xanela antes de cear (Galician)
(Ella) siempre cierra la ventana antes de cenar (Spanish)
(Ella) sempre tanca la finestra abans de sopar (Catalan)
(Ela) barra sempre/totjorn la fenèstra abans de sopar (Occitan)
Elle ferme toujours la fenêtre avant de dîner/souper (French)
(Lei/Ella) chiude sempre la finestra prima di cenare (Italian)
Ea închide totdeauna fereastra înainte de cină (Romanian)...

Greetings from the Basque Country to Scotland. Euskalduna 21:46, 25 am Màrtan 2010 (UTC)

Hi Euskalduna, thanks for your notice, of course you are right about the Galician language not being a "Celtic language". Just fixed it. Greetings back to the Basque Country from the Gaelic Wikipedia --Sionnach 21:36, 9 am Màrt 2010 (UTC)
But, of course, Galicia is a Celtic area in the Iberian Peninsula, and their music features bagpipes and so on. 99.237.143.219 04:36, 1 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

Wikimania Scholarships[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

Images from Geograph[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

There are a number of images here that have been uploaded from geograph.org.uk. This is the list. In each case I propose to: upload the image to the Commons if it is not already there; ensure that all articles here use the Commons version; tag the image here for deletion. — RHaworth 00:23, 20 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)

At the moment, sorry, but no. I'll need some time to have a closer look on this issue. See this discussion as well.--Sionnach 15:24, 20 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
See this discussion on Commons as well. --Sionnach 22:15, 20 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
Hi. The main advantage of storing files at Commons is that they are available to all projects (this also includes Gaelic Wiktionary and the other Gaelic projects). It's not a good idea to store them in both places because one of the two versions may lack information that is present in the second. It's the double amount of work to maintain both. I created a list of all duplicates that are present locally and on Commons here.
You may be interested in reading br:Wikipedia:Kumuniezh/An davarn/sizhunvezh 37, bloaz 2010#Images. It would be a good idea to start a project to review all the files hosted on gd.wp. I am willing to help with this. --Slomox 22:57, 20 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
Hi Slomox, welcome here and thanks a lot for offering your help. I'm afraid I don't know much about files and Commons, and I guess, no one does around here. So to start out with I would really like to know if it is a "must" that all picture have to be uploaded to Commons and if all duplicates "must" be deleted or if these are just a suggestion for maintainance purpose. I' m sorry that I have to bother you with this right know, but the answer to this question is really important to me after seeing how user:RHaworth was acting in other small Wikipedias and some of their reactions.
A project as you suggest might take quite some time. On my behalf I still want to write article here and I'm quite busy in RL as well, but I'll try to have a closer look at your list next weekend. --Sionnach 20:52, 21 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
It's not a must. However it's in everybody's interest. Additional content for Commons and other projects, less maintenance necessary for the local project. It's especially useful for smaller projects without users who have copyright expertise. My own home project is nds.wp. Two years ago we outsourced all our images to Commons and disabled any uploads on the local projects. We too had no copyright experts. The advantage of using Commons as an image host is that there are less chances that problematic content stays undetected. Commons has many users with copyright experience and they will weed out any problematic files. That means that files could be deleted, but if it happens it happens for a reason, because they potentially infringe other people's rights. In the end that means less legal risk for the members of your community.
As mentioned in the other discussions an Exemption Doctrine Policy is a must-have required by the Foundation (either an EDP or a free-content-only policy).
A full cleanup will take time and it's okay if it takes time. But with only 628 files your wiki is a relatively easy case, it's doable ;-) --Slomox 22:49, 21 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
Good that's not a must. The reason for this is that I would like to keep some pictures lokaly here in gd to show examples how it is done and to encourage users to contribute valuable files that are important for the Gaelic community. But here is the next problem, as I mentioned earlier: We don't have the proper templates, for example Cc-by-sa-2.0 and so on. Do you know of someone who could help us on the technical side (an english version would do, I probably could find someone for translation)? Loading up templates from the en Wiki won't work, there are just in a big tangle together. --Sionnach 21:19, 22 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
The reason for this is that I would like to keep some pictures lokaly here in gd to show examples how it is done and to encourage users to contribute valuable files that are important for the Gaelic community I don't understand that. They can contribute files that are important for the Gaelic community on Commons too, can't they? But anyway, I can help importing them if you think you need them. Which ones do you need? --Slomox 10:40, 27 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)
Of course they can, and some allready did. But most users around here were/are just absolut Wikipedia beginners struggling with the very beginnings of editing. Quite often Commons scares them away. For me it would be much easier to show them how a license looks like and to advise them that they have to add a license rather following them all the way up to Commons.
I would be great if you could help us to set up some licenses. To start out I would like the Cc-by-sa-2.0 license. Which are the other most commonly used licences? --Sionnach 21:58, 27 an t-Sultain 2010 (UTC)

2010 Fundraising Is Almost Here[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Drosenthal 21:50, 21 dhen Dàmhair 2010 (UTC)

Translating the fundraiser[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

We have almost managed to get the Welsh version of the fundraiser onto the Welsh Wikipedia, including onto the Wikimedia UK landing pages (for users located in the UK). We have not translated the appeal letter, or the other editors' appeals, but we will get the right hand side of the donation landing page in Welsh and also the central banner, which appears above. This is much more satisfactory than having these in English. This has been quite a long-drawnout process, so if someone here wants to venture down this route and would like the benefit of our experience, then please feel free to contact me via Welsh Wikipedia. I will say, however, that subscribing to the translators-l list on meta is highly recommended. Lloffiwr 13:02, 5 dhen Dùbhlachd 2010 (UTC)

Multilingual Challenge[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Please help: replace this red text with a translation of the English message below. Thank you!
Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" 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 12:19, 2 dhen Chèitean 2011 (UTC)


Call for image filter referendum[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

Facail agus ràdhan Gàidhlig 'sa Ghearmailtis[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Nach ann Wiktionary Gàidhlig agus Gearmailteach ann airson a' chuspair seo? Chan e liosta de fhaclan co-cheangailte air sgàth fhreumh-fhaclachd no rudeigin mar sin, dìreach grunn eadar-theangachaidhean. (Cha chreid mi gu bheil iad a h-uile ceart buileach a bharrachd air sin.) --Thrissel 10:40, 28 dhen t-Sultain 2011 (UTC)

Dhiamh, tha thu ceart, cha bu chòir dha bhith ann. 'S mathaid gun deach a chruthachadh mus robh Uici-Fhaclair ann ach bu chòir dhuinn an duilleag sin a sguabadh às a-nis. Akerbeltz 16:15, 28 dhen t-Sultain 2011 (UTC)
Uill, chan eil duine sam bith ag obair ann an Uici-Fhaclair, is dòcha gun tèid a dùnadh uaireigin. Cha chreid mi gun dèan e cron sam bith an liosta seo a chumail. Chan eil mòran aistean againn co-dhiù! --Sionnach 21:46, 28 dhen t-Sultain 2011 (UTC)
Chanainn nach dèanadh e cron sam bidh mura biodh loidhnicheann mar È - er, Fir - Herr, Mann no 'Se m' ainm - Ich heiße/Mein Name ist ann, ach san fharsaingeachd, nach biodh e na b' fheàrr an duilleag a choimeasgadh a-steach dhan Ghearmailtis? Nam bheachd-sa, 's e giorrad nan aistean againn nas miosa na gainnead dhiubh. (Ged nach eil Gearmailtis cho dona ri Teine :-/) --Thrissel 19:18, 29 dhen t-Sultain 2011 (UTC)

Terms of Use update[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

Hello,

The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 00:48, 27 dhen Dàmhair 2011 (UTC)

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

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

Thanks!

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 13:00, 21 dhen Dùbhlachd 2011 (UTC)

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Language support group for Scottish Gaelic[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net. Thanks, Gmeijssen 07:03, 11 dhen Fhaoilleach 2012 (UTC)


We need your help to support your language[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The Wikimedia Localisation Team is working on plural support at this time. There is a difference between how we support your language for plural in MediaWiki and how it is defined in the CLDR, the standard for such things. Currently it is NOT defined at the CLDR..

Please help us by providing us with the necessary information and PLEASE do this by joining the language support team for your language.
Thanks, Gmeijssen 07:04, 11 dhen Fhaoilleach 2012 (UTC)

Hm dunno where you looked but CLDR does have data for Gaelic plurals as of autumn last year (see [11]). Note though (though I can't recall the page) that due to something to do with Wiki code we've ended up with 2 more forms that the CLDR data suggests. Akerbeltz 23:17, 12 dhen Fhaoilleach 2012 (UTC)

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
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Làithean na seachdain[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Aig an àm seo, tha Di-luain, Di-màirt ⁊c againn (Di-Ardaoin seach Diar-Daoin nam measg) mar duilleagan ceart, le Diluain, Dimàirt ⁊c mar tar ath-threòrachaidhean; chan eil DiLuain, DiMàirt ⁊c ann idir. Mas math m' eòlas, tha na cruthan leis an tàthan beagan aosda, agus na cruthan le aon litir mhòr a dh'aon inntinn le GOC. Tha mi a' meòrachadh air Diluain ⁊c a thionndadh dha na duilleagan cearta, Di-Luain ⁊c dha ath-threòrachaidhean, agus DiLuain ⁊c a chruthachadh mar ath-threòrachaidhean cuideachd. Ur beachdan? --Thrissel 10:03, 9 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

Tha thu ceart a thaobh nan tàthan ach mholainn-sa na cruthan DiLuain etc leis gu bheil iad nas soilleire agus nas cunbhalaiche a thaobh litreachadh na Gàidhlig agus fuaimneachaidh. Tha measgachadh de litreachadh againn air an Uicipeid co-dhiù, cha leig sinn a leas GOC a leantainn mur eil e ciallach (no ma tha e cearr, mar a thachras). Akerbeltz 11:46, 9 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Tha DiLuain ceart gu leòr dhomsa (aig a' cheann thall, cò aig a tha fios dè a bhios san ath dheasachadh GOC) ach cha toil leam cruthan aosda - cuiridh iad ris an t-saobh-chreideamh gur e cànan a mharbh ceud bliadhna air ais a tha sa Ghàidhlig. Fanaidh mi seachdain agus mura nochd beachd eile an seo, gluaisidh mi Di-Luain gu DiLuain amsaa. --Thrissel 13:15, 9 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Tha mi leagte ris a sin. Feumaidh sinn an teamplaid atharrachadh cuideachd. Eadar dà sgeul, a bheil fhios agad mar a gheibh sinn am v.d.e a tha aig teamplaidean na Beurla gus an deasachadh? Tha na teamplaidean againn cho seann fhasanta :/ Akerbeltz 13:23, 9 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Ugh, chan eil fhios 'am idir, ach feuchaidh mi rudeigin feasgar. --Thrissel 14:06, 9 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Cha do dh'obraich e. 'S dòcha nam copypaste thu seo [12] gu ruige/an àite seo [13], ach chan eil fhios 'am an obraich e. Duilich. --Thrissel 20:57, 9 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Duilich, ach tha mi an aghaidh gan gluasad gu DiLuain, DiMàirt.... Chan eil DiLuain a' nochdadh ann an GOC no ann am faclair eile a th' agam idir. Is fheàrr leam fhìn Di-Luain, Di-Màirt air sgàth 's nach eil iad a' briseadh na riaghailtean bunaiteach Gàidhlig. --Sionnach 21:23, 12 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Uill tha Diluain sa Mhark, Stòr-dàta SMO, Wentworth is GOC; thathar ga chleachdadh leis a' BhBC, Tobar an Dualchais agus Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; lorg mi DiLuain dìreach ann an Dwelly-d (chan eil Dwelly an clò agam) agus Di-luain dìreach ann an Webster is MacFarlane. Cuideachd, tha Di-Ardaoin (DiArdaoin ann an Dwelly-d) a' briseadh na riaghailtean, oir tha am beum air -daoin seach air -ar-. Agus nuair a chleachd mi Google air "Di-luain", chunnaic mi dìreach rudan aosta mar ainmean aig seann òrain no rudan amharasach mar bhlogaichean, duilleagan gun stràcan amsaa. --Thrissel 17:23, 13 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Tha mis còrdte le Di-Luain no DiLuain etc ach bu chòir ath-threòrachadh a bhith ann on fheadhainn eile gun teagamh. 'S fhiach ceum air ais (san eachdraidh) uaireannan mus urrainn dhut ceum air adhart a ghabhail :) Akerbeltz 18:20, 13 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Tha seo a' coimhead mar clos-cluiche dhomh: 's fheàrr leatsa DiLuain na Di-Luain ach tha thu an aghaidh Diluain, 's fheàrr Sionnach Di-Luain na Diluain ach tha e an aghaidh DiLuain, 's fheàrr leamsa Diluain na DiLuain ach tha mi an aghaidh Di-Luain... 'S dòcha gum bu chòir dhuinn status quo a chumail gus gabh daoine eile pàirt san deasbad, agus gu leòr dhiubh airson nàdarr co-aonta a ràinig. --Thrissel 16:46, 14 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

LOL sin mar a thachras air an Uicipeid. Nì mi cinnteach gu bheil ath-threòrachadh ann ge-tà. Akerbeltz 01:27, 15 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

Sloinnidhean[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Tha an deasbad a chaidh a chumail air a' chuspair seo air duilleag poileasaidh an-seo a-nis as dèidh dhuinn aontachadh air poileasaidh. Ma tha beachd sam bith eile agad, saoil an tog thu an-sin e? Akerbeltz 20:34, 18 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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Ainmean chànan[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Rinn sinn deasbad agus chaidh a ghluasad gu duilleag poileasaidh an-seo / The debate took place and was moved to a policy page here. Please raise further issues on the talk page there. Akerbeltz (talk) 14:13, 2 dhen Mhàrt 2012 (UTC)

Gaelic Language Policy[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Maybe not the place, but I having made it through BnG's recommendations for the development of the Gaelic in Scotland and given my current professional interest in minority languages, I have perhaps a few reflections, based on my experience of life here in Kazakhstan, where the decline of the native language has been halted, and Kazakh instead is enjoying a renaissance.

  • Language policy most be bold.
  • Government action, including if necessary primary legislation, can be effective.
  • The current Govt. is overseeing the demise of Gaelic: it's policies are marked by their timidity and as such will hasten, never mind prevent Gaelic's demise.
  • Therefore, I would suggest the following proposals:
  1. As the Language Plan rightly says, if Gaelic cannot survive in Scotland, it won't survive elsewhere.
  2. Gaelic must fearlessly claim the Central Belt of Scotland. It must win the battle to be seen as the offical language of Scotland. Its predecessor languages were once the native languages of half of Europe, there is nothing imperious about this claim.
  3. Areas of Scotland where Gaelic is entrenched, such as the Western Isles, and to a lesser extent, Skye, must not be shy about going over to Gaelic only in the public life of the communities. Other languages should be used as foreign languages are used elsewhere in the world. Practical monolingualism should be a possibility.
  4. There must be personal leadership of the Gaelic language from the very top of government. It must be made clear that the spread of the Gaelic language is a number one priority for the Government. Also, maybe a 'Gaelic with Alec' TV show, in which the First Minister is followed through the 'trials and torments' of Gaelic lessons.
  5. All senior government ministers and shadow government ministers should enroll for Gaelic language lessons with immediate effect. Likewise, prominent Scots should be aided to publically begin learning Gaelic.
  6. One must have a right to be tried entirely in Gaelic, with the exception of the contribution of witnesses which should be translated into Gaelic.
  7. There should be a National Gaelic Test, with a simple five or six-level system.
  8. A pass at level two (beginners) should be a prerequisite for candidacy for EVERY civil service job in Scotland. Likewise with immediate effect any civil servant seeking promotion would also require a pass at level two, as would - after a three year run-in period - all university entrants on government scholarships, all entrants to the bar or judiciary, all court officers, all senior police and prison officers.
  9. A pass at level three (lower intermediate) should be a prerequisite for senior civil service posts, NHS CEOs, MOD base commanders, prison governors etc.
  10. Heads of Government Departments, and CEOs of government sponsored quangoes should be required to pass at level four.
  11. In general, taking Gaelic language lessons and tests should be seen as an integral part of the system or promotion and career development.
  12. A three-year grace period may be offered to anyone already in the system to get their languages skills up to standard while working in the government service.
  13. Gaelic language and literature should be a compulsory subject for all primary school and S1-S2 students, with the change to take effect after 7 years.
  14. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, native speakers should not be 'wasted' in teaching Gaelic to non-native speakers. The major push in Gaelic language learning must be to vastly increase the number of non-native speakers teaching Gaelic, not to waste the precious experience of native speakers teaching elementary Gaelic.
  15. Native Gaelic speakers should be incentivised to work in policy and materials development, particularly in education. Likewise, they should be encouraged to fill teacher-training posts, University level posts, public-facing roles, such as spokesmanships etc.
  16. All widely-distributed education materials, such as examination papers, curricula etc., should be bilingual.
  17. All fixed, state-sponsored public signage should be exclusively in Gaelic.

I have another 20-30 recommendations that I would make based on my experience living and working here, but in the meantime I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

The basic idea is that shyness will do the language no favours.

You may - perhaps with justification - think that I am being a hypocrite, typing all of this in English on Gaelic wikipedia, but I will tell you this: in my current job and in my daily life here in Kazakhstan, there is such an expectation that you learn Kazakh, even to foreigners that even my most reluctant expat colleagues are taking private lessons or having their employers provide lessons for them. I am no exception. In one year, I have gone from literally not knowing a single word to using it in office banter and in conversation with people on a daily basis.

People's reaction when you speak to them in Kazakh is uniformly welcoming, people just grow with pride when a foreigner speaks to them in their native tongue, they really, really make the effort to continue this. It is perhaps nationalistic, but it is the best form of nationalism. And meantime, among all the work which is literally piled around my desk, I try to find for an canan Ghaidhlig. Daibhidh 12:05, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

A Dhaibhidh chòir, I'm not sure this is the right place for discussing what a government should do either, but I would like to point out to you one basic flaw in your argument. I presume that you may claim Kazakh to be the national language of the Kazakhs, but you can't claim Gaelic to be the national language of the Scots. You might find the series of articles by Paul Kavanagh starting here interesting. --Thrissel 13:23, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the links. Perhaps this was not a discussion for Wikipedia, but I have been meaning to vent on the subject for a while. Re. your point on Kazakhstan, the govt's language policy extends to all Kazakhstanis, whether ethnic Kazakhs or not. Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Tartars, Kyrgyz, Uzbeks, Uyghyrs are all expect to make the effort. And there is no prohibition on learning other languages: indeed it is essential that we don't view languages as a zero-sum game. Daibhidh 14:00, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

Red Links[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Can anyone supply translations of the following highly-linked to pages, so that I can get the Gaelic page started, and kill a bunch of red links in the process? In advance, tapaidh leibh!

  1. Country code top-level domain‏‎ (211 links)
  2. List of countries by population density‏‎ (211 links)
  3. Purchasing power parity‏‎ (206 links)
  4. List of countries by system of government‏‎ (203 links)
  5. List of countries and outlying territories by total area‏‎ (201 links)
  6. List of countries by GDP (PPP)‏‎ (197 links)
  7. List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita‏‎ (186 links)
  8. Gearradh-arm‏‎ (109 links)
  9. Daylight saving time‏‎ (87 links)

Cf. here Daibhidh 14:38, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

Gearradh-arm is Gaelic for en:Coat of arms and DST would probably be best translated as Tìde Samhraidh, but the rest is beyond me I'm afraid. --Thrissel 17:57, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
Odd, where do these redlinks come from? Akerbeltz 19:32, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
From infoboxes, cf eg Suòmaidh. There isn't one link from the template but a link from each page using it. --Thrissel 20:51, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)
List of countries by population density‏‎: Liosta nan dùthchannan a rèir dùmhlachd-sluaigh.
List of countries by system of government:‏‎ Liosta nan dùthchannan a rèir siostam riaghaltais.--Sionnach 07:29, 28 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

Cumhachd na Gaoithe[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Beachdan o dhaoine sam bith... tha àireamh de dhuilleagan ann a sgrìobh Innleadair ach feumaidh mi aideachadh nach eil mi tuigsinn cus dhiubh. Tha gu h-àraidh Cumhachd na Gaoithe toinnte is do-thuigsinneach (dhomhsa). Tha dà roghainn againn: 1) 'S urrainn dhuinn an sgioblachadh 2) 'S urrainn dhuinn cur às dhaibh agus ion-phortadh a dhèanamh on duilleag Bheurla a tha fada nas tarraingiche Fàgaidh mi nòta air an duilleag aig Innleadair ach cha do dheasaich e dad on Dùbhlachd 2010 agus chan eil fhios a'm a bheil duine sam bith againn a tha comasach air sgioblachadh a dhèanamh air. Akerbeltz 19:52, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

Beachd an Innleadair:
1. Chan e nach do dheasaich e dad, ach cha do log e a-steachd!
2. Chaidh sgriobhadh air susbaint a' dhuilleig air ais ann an 2001- nuair a bha a' chiad sgeama aig AMEC airson tuathanas gaoithe air Eilean Leodhais a' nochdadh.
3. Chan e eadar-theangachadh a bha ann o thus. Mar sin, tha an duilleag seo neo-eisimileach dheth duilleag na Beurla.
Taing son freagairt. Na dìochuimhnich soidhneadh le ~~~~
Gu ìre mhòr, chan eil eachdraidh na duilleige gu diofar ach nach eil e dèanamh ciall sam bith mar a tha e gu mì-fhortanach. Saoil a bheil dùil agad a sgioblachadh barrachd? Bhitheadh e math son na h-aiste. Akerbeltz 21:25, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2012 (UTC)

trial[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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20 in Welsh so far, esperanto, Swedish, Victuallers (talk) 19:42, 1 dhen Mhàrt 2012 (UTC)

Faclairean[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Nach eil gin faclairean Gàidhlig~Gàidhlig? Daibhidh (talk) 03:45, 10 dhen Mhàrt 2012 (UTC)

Chan eil ach Brìgh nam Facal le Richard Cox, carson? Akerbeltz (talk) 11:46, 10 dhen Mhàrt 2012 (UTC)

Infobox Officeholder[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello, I'm creating an infobox template that can be used for Prime Ministers, Presidents, etc. There are a few phrases which I'm unsure of and am hoping to get correct:

  • In Office (as in "period in office")
  • Assumed office (as in when they took office)
  • Officeholder
  • Honourific suffix (example "His Excellency")
  • Honorific prefix (example "PhD")

Here is an example for Ailig Salmond: Ailig Salmond Thanks! Breckenheimer (talk) 23:12, 3 dhen Chèitean 2012 (UTC)

In office: ann an rèim; assumed office: gabhail rèim; holder... hm neach-rèim; honorific pre/suffix - are you sure you mean pre and suffix? They all come before the name in Gaelic anyway (things like His Excellecy, his majesty etc), I'd call them tiotal urraim. Akerbeltz (talk) 19:47, 3 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)
"honoric-prefix" and "honorifix-suffix" is what en:Template:Infobox officeholder calls it. AFAICT the former is explained at en:Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Biographies#Honorific prefixes and the latter at en:Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Biographies#Post-nominal initials. --Thrissel (talk) 20:09, 3 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)
Ah ok, Well in that case, ro-leasachan urraim and iar-leasachan urraim. Akerbeltz (talk) 22:32, 3 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)

Update on IPv6[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

What this means for your project:

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

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

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 00:58, 2 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Roinnean-seòrsa sgrìobhadairean[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Ann an Category:Litreachas, tha Roinn-seòrsa:Sgrìobhadairean agus Category:Ùghdaran againn - nach bu chòir gun tèid iad a choimeasgachadh?--Thrissel (talk) 20:05, 7 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)

Ciamar a tha na roinnean ud air an uici Bheurla? Akerbeltz (talk) 23:54, 9 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)
Cha robh fhios 'am roimhe ach tha e follaiseach gur ann an dearbh feallsanachd ann - faic en:Category:Authors. --Thrissel (talk) 00:50, 10 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)
Bhithinn toilichte an cur ann an Sgrìobhadairean iad uile ma tha thu airson sin a dhèanamh, chan eil ùine gu leòr agam an-dràsta fhèin. Akerbeltz (talk) 21:06, 11 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)
Dèanta. --Thrissel (talk) 21:48, 11 dhen Ògmhios 2012 (UTC)

Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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Hi,

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

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

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:05, 19 dhen Iuchar 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:14, 16 dhen Lùnastal 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

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

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)01:56, 6 dhen t-Sultain 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

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

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

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

--Lydia Pintscher 13:18, 10 dhen t-Sultain 2012 (UTC)

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Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello all. My apologies for writing in English!

I am working as the Wikipedian in Residence at the British Library at the moment. I was recently visiting the National Library of Scotland, to arrange a workshop there, and one of the things they were very interested in discussing was making contact with the Gaelic Wikipedia community. If anyone (particularly in the Edinburgh area, but anywhere is good!) is interested in talking to them about possible collaboration, please let me know and I'll put you in touch. Andrew Gray (talk) 17:21, 18 dhen t-Sultain 2012 (UTC)

I'm in Glasgow - you can get my contact details here [14]. Cheers Akerbeltz (talk) 20:34, 18 dhen t-Sultain 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

Please watch for problems with:

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

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

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

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 02:54, 16 dhen Dàmhair 2012 (UTC)

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

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

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

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

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

Thanks!
Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Be a Wikimedia fundraising "User Experience" volunteer![deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia sites to move to primary data center in Ashburn, Virginia. Read-only mode expected.[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) Next week, the Wikimedia Foundation will transition its main technical operations to a new data center in Ashburn, Virginia, USA. This is intended to improve the technical performance and reliability of all Wikimedia sites, including this wiki. There will be some times when the site will be in read-only mode, and there may be full outages; the current target windows for the migration are January 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2013, from 17:00 to 01:00 UTC (see other timezones on timeanddate.com). More information is available in the full announcement.

If you would like to stay informed of future technical upgrades, consider becoming a Tech ambassador and joining the ambassadors mailing list. You will be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Thank you for your help and your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:17, 19 dhen Fhaoilleach 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:

  1. Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
  2. This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
  3. Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.

To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons.

Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.

Thanks,
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

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Help turn ideas into grants in the new IdeaLab[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

  • Do you have an idea for a project to improve this community or website?
  • Do you think you could complete your idea if only you had some funding?
  • Do you want to help other people turn their ideas into project plans or grant proposals?

Please join us in the IdeaLab, an incubator for project ideas and Individual Engagement Grant proposals.

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking new ideas and proposals for Individual Engagement Grants. These grants fund individuals or small groups to complete projects that help improve this community. If interested, please submit a completed proposal by February 15, 2013. Please visit https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG for more information.

Thanks! --Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 20:25, 30 dhen Fhaoilleach 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 1 (language links) coming to this Wikipedia[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally.

Wikidata has been in development for a few months now. It is now time for the roll-out of the first part of it on your Wikipedia. Phase 1 is the support for the management of language links. It is already being used on the Hungarian, Hebrew, Italian and English Wikipedias. The next step is to enable the extension on all other Wikipedias. We have currently planned this for March 6.

What is Wikidata?[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Wikidata is a central place to store data that you can usually find in infoboxes. Think of it as something like Wikimedia Commons but for data (like the number of inhabitants of a country or the length of a river) instead of multimedia. The first part of this project (centralizing language links) is being rolled out now. The more fancy things will follow later.

What is going to happen?[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Language links in the sidebar are going to come from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions?[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages. You can see previous editions here.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:06, 21 dhen Ghearrain 2013 (UTC)

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Need your help: Changes in plural for Scots Gaelic (gd)[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

For Scots Gaelic, MediaWiki will start using the plural rules for software as they are in the Unicode CLDR. This is different from what MediaWiki used up to today. These changes will go live on this wiki in a few weeks. Because of the changes, less than 100 current translations in translatewiki.net should be updated, and all possible uses of plural you have in Special:AllMessages (from what I can see there aren't any for the latter). All details are in this thread on translatewiki.net. Thanks for your help and understanding. Cheers! Siebrand (talk) 16:47, 26 dhen Ghearrain 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata phase 1 (language links) live on this Wikipedia[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this locally. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

As I annonced 2 weeks ago, Wikidata phase 1 (language links) has been deployed here today. Language links in the sidebar are coming from Wikidata in addition to the ones in the wiki text. To edit them, scroll to the bottom of the language links, and click edit. You no longer need to maintain these links by hand in the wiki text of the article.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? Editors on en:wp have created a great page with all the necessary information for editors and there is also an FAQ for this deployment. It'd be great if you could bring this to this wiki if that has not already happened. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 22:57, 6 dhen Mhàrt 2013 (UTC)

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Convert complex templates to Lua to make them faster and more powerful[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians)

Greetings. As you might have seen on the Wikimedia tech blog or the tech ambassadors list, a new functionality called "Lua" is being enabled on all Wikimedia sites today. Lua is a scripting language that enables you to write faster and more powerful MediaWiki templates.

If you have questions about how to convert existing templates to Lua (or how to create new ones), we'll be holding two support sessions on IRC next week: one on Wednesday (for Oceania, Asia & America) and one on Friday (for Europe, Africa & America); see m:IRC office hours for the details. If you can't make it, you can also get help at mw:Talk:Lua scripting.

If you'd like to learn about this kind of events earlier in advance, consider becoming a Tech ambassador by subscribing to the mailing list. You will also be able to help your fellow Wikimedians have a voice in technical discussions and be notified of important decisions.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system. 19:37, 13 dhen Mhàrt 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) coming to this Wikipedia[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. It is soon time to enable the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) and things are looking good. The next step is English Wikipedia. This is planned for April 8. If everything works out fine we will deploy on all remaining Wikipedias on April 10. I will update this part of the FAQ if there are any issues forcing us to change this date. I will also sent another note to this village pump once the deployment is finished.

What will happen once we have phase 2 enabled here? Once it is enabled in a few days you will be able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!)

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p169}} in the wiki text of the article on Yahoo!. This will return “Marissa Mayer” as she is the chief executive officer of the company.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:chief executive officer}} instead of {{#property:p169}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can already test it on test2.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.

--Lydia Pintscher 16:54, 5 dhen Ghiblean 2013 (UTC)

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Eadar-Theangachadh[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

I am working to try and get national and regional flags functioning properly on Gaelic Wikipedia, and have reached the point where I could do with a little translation help. Would it be better to post the requests here, or on my own user page Deasbaireachd a' chleachdaiche:Sioraf, or should we create a separate translation requests page? Sioraf (talk) 03:41, 7 dhen Ghiblean 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence: National Library of Scotland[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Apologies in advance for my English :-)

I'm delighted to be able to tell people about a new Wikipedian in Residence post at the National Library of Scotland - I've helped work to set this up, and I think there's a real potential for doing great things with the NLS and its collections. It's a paid post, full-time for four months, though this may possibly be negotiable to a longer period at part time - it's worth asking. The job is paid and formally employed by the Library, based in Edinburgh, funded jointly by the Library and by Wikimedia UK. this blog post has further details and a link to the NLS recruitment site.

Please ask me (my enwiki talkpage is the best place) if you've any questions! Andrew Gray (talk) 22:16, 22 dhen Ghiblean 2013 (UTC)

I've already let them know Andrew, earlier on in the day. Take a look here. It would have been courteous to inform all Scottish languages at the same time! Llywelyn2000 (talk) 23:02, 22 dhen Ghiblean 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment on inactive administrators[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

(Please consider translating this message for the benefit of your fellow Wikimedians. Please also consider translating the proposal.)

Read this message in English / Lleer esti mensaxe n'asturianu / বাংলায় এই বার্তাটি পড়ুন / Llegiu aquest missatge en català / Læs denne besked på dansk / Lies diese Nachricht auf Deutsch / Leś cal mesag' chè in Emiliàn / Leer este mensaje en español / Lue tämä viesti suomeksi / Lire ce message en français / Ler esta mensaxe en galego / हिन्दी / Pročitajte ovu poruku na hrvatskom / Baca pesan ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia / Leggi questo messaggio in italiano / ಈ ಸಂದೇಶವನ್ನು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿ / Aqra dan il-messaġġ bil-Malti / norsk (bokmål) / Lees dit bericht in het Nederlands / Przeczytaj tę wiadomość po polsku / Citiți acest mesaj în română / Прочитать это сообщение на русском / Farriintaan ku aqri Af-Soomaali / Pročitaj ovu poruku na srpskom (Прочитај ову поруку на српском) / อ่านข้อความนี้ในภาษาไทย / Прочитати це повідомлення українською мовою / Đọc thông báo bằng tiếng Việt / 使用中文阅读本信息。

Hello!

There is a new request for comment on Meta-Wiki concerning the removal of administrative rights from long-term inactive Wikimedians. Generally, this proposal from stewards would apply to wikis without an administrators' review process.

We are also compiling a list of projects with procedures for removing inactive administrators on the talk page of the request for comment. Feel free to add your project(s) to the list if you have a policy on administrator inactivity.

All input is appreciated. The discussion may close as soon as 21 May 2013 (2013-05-21), but this will be extended if needed.

Thanks, Billinghurst (thanks to all the translators!) 04:41, 24 dhen Ghiblean 2013 (UTC)

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Wikidata phase 2 (infoboxes) is here[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Wikidata-logo-en.svg

Sorry for writing in English. I hope someone can translate this. If you understand German better than English you can have a look at the announcement on de:Wikipedia:Kurier.

A while ago the first phase of Wikidata was enabled on this Wikipedia. This means you are getting the language links in each article from Wikidata. We have now enabled the second phase of Wikidata (infoboxes) here. We have already done this on the [first 11 Wikipedias] (it, he, hu, ru, tr, uk, uz, hr, bs, sr, sh) a month ago and two days ago on the English Wikipedia. Today all the remaining Wikipedias followed.

What does having phase 2 enabled here mean? You are now able to make use of the structured data that is available on Wikidata in your articles/infoboxes. It includes things like the symbol for a chemical element, the ISBN for a book or the top level domain of a country. (None of this will happen automatically. Someone will have to change the article or infobox template for this to happen!) The current state is just the beginning though. It will be extended based on feedback we get from you now.

How will this work? There are two ways to access the data:

  • Use a parser function like {{#property:p159}} in the wiki text of the article on Wikimedia Foundation. This will return “San Francisco” as that is the headquarter location of the non-profit.
  • For more complicated things you can use Lua. The documentation for this is here.

We are working on expanding the parser function so you can for example use {{#property:headquarter location}} instead of {{#property:p159}}. The complete plan for this is here.

Where can I test this? You can test it on test2 if you don't want to do it in an article here.

Where can I find more information and ask questions? We have collected the main questions in an FAQ for this deployment. Please ask questions you might have on the FAQ’s discussion page.

I want to be kept up to date about Wikidata To stay up-to-date on everything happening around Wikidata please subscribe to the newsletter that is delivered weekly to subscribed user’s talk pages.


We are excited about taking yet another step towards allowing all Wikipedias share structured data and collect and curate it together. --Lydia Pintscher 19:07, 24 dhen Ghiblean 2013 (UTC)

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[en] Change to wiki account system and account renaming[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Some accounts will soon be renamed due to a technical change that the developer team at Wikimedia are making. More details on Meta.

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[en] Change to section edit links[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The default position of the "edit" link in page section headers is going to change soon. The "edit" link will be positioned adjacent to the page header text rather than floating opposite it.

Section edit links will be to the immediate right of section titles, instead of on the far right. If you're an editor of one of the wikis which already implemented this change, nothing will substantially change for you; however, scripts and gadgets depending on the previous implementation of section edit links will have to be adjusted to continue working; however, nothing else should break even if they are not updated in time.

Detailed information and a timeline is available on meta.

Ideas to do this all the way to 2009 at least. It is often difficult to track which of several potential section edit links on the far right is associated with the correct section, and many readers and anonymous or new editors may even be failing to notice section edit links at all, since they read section titles, which are far away from the links.

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Tech newsletter: Subscribe to receive the next editions[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Tech news prepared by tech ambassadors and posted by Global message deliveryContributeTranslateGet helpGive feedbackUnsubscribe • 20:35, 20 dhen Chèitean 2013 (UTC)
Important note: This is the first edition of the Tech News weekly summaries, which help you monitor recent software changes likely to impact you and your fellow Wikimedians.

If you want to continue to receive the next issues every week, please subscribe to the newsletter. You can subscribe your personal talk page and a community page like this one. The newsletter can be translated into your language.

You can also become a tech ambassador, help us write the next newsletter and tell us what to improve. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. guillom 20:35, 20 dhen Chèitean 2013 (UTC)

Trademark discussion[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hi, apologies for posting this in English, but I wanted to alert your community to a discussion on Meta about potential changes to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy. Please translate this statement if you can. We hope that you will all participate in the discussion; we also welcome translations of the legal team’s statement into as many languages as possible and encourage you to voice your thoughts there. Please see the Trademark practices discussion (on Meta-Wiki) for more information. Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF) (talk)

Free Research Accounts from Leading Medical Publisher. Come and Sign up![deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. I want to alert you to our latest donation.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, 21:04, 16 dhen Ògmhios 2013 (UTC)

Cochrane Library Sign-up (correct link)[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

My apologies for the incorrect link: You can sign up for ' accounts at the. Cheers, 21:38, 16 dhen Ògmhios 2013 (UTC)

X!'s Edit Counter[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Translation of a title[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

English:

Hi, I have translated this English book list, en:Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century, into a number of languages. Le Monde here is the Paris newspaper.

I am currently compiling a Gaelic list.
What should the page be called when it's ready?
Thanks, and have a happy Canada Day!
In Canada, where everyone feels a little bit Scottish, Varlaam (talk) 04:42, 1 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

Any suggestion for a good Gaelic title? Varlaam (talk) 17:34, 3 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled on 2013-07-09[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Is this page monitored by anyone?[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Anyone at all? Varlaam (talk) 05:25, 5 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

Since no one reads this page, you can write anything.
Ok, we all know that the Toronto Argonauts won the Grey Cup last year in the 100th annual Grey Cup competition.
But can the Argos take the Cup again this year?
Comments? Any Blue Bombers or Eskimos supporters out there? Tigercats?
Varlaam (talk) 20:14, 5 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

Pywikipedia is migrating to git[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello, Sorry for English but It's very important for bot operators so I hope someone translates this. Pywikipedia is migrating to Git so after July 26, SVN checkouts won't be updated If you're using Pywikipedia you have to switch to git, otherwise you will use out-dated framework and your bot might not work properly. There is a manual for doing that and a blog post explaining about this change in non-technical language. If you have question feel free to ask in mw:Manual talk:Pywikipediabot/Gerrit, mailing list, or in the IRC channel. Best Amir (via Global message delivery). 13:14, 23 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

VisualEditor and your Wikipedia[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

(Please translate this message)

Greetings,

The Wikimedia Foundation will soon turn on VisualEditor for all users, all the time on your Wikipedia. Right now your Wikipedia does not have any local documents on VisualEditor, and we hope that your community can change that. To find out about how you can help with translations visit the TranslationCentral for VisualEditor and read the easy instructions on bringing information to your Wikipedia. The User Guide and the FAQ are very important to have in your language.

We want to find out as much as we can from you about VisualEditor and how it helps your Wikipedia, and having local pages is a great way to start. We also encourage you to leave feedback on Mediawiki where the community can offer ideas, opinions, and point out bugs that may still exist in the software that need to be reported to Bugzilla. If you are able to speak for the concerns of others in English on MediaWiki or locally I encourage you to help your community to be represented in this process.

If you can help translate the user interface for VisualEditor to your language, you can help with that as well. Translatewiki has open tasks for translating VisualEditor. A direct link to translate the user interface is here. You can see how we are doing with those translations here. You need an account on Translatewiki to translate. This account is free and easy to create.

If we can help your community in any way with this process, please let me know and I will do my best to assist your Wikipedia with this |exciting development. You can contact me on my meta talk page or by email. You can also contact Patrick Earley for help with translations and documents on Mediawiki. We look forward to working with you to bring the VisualEditor experience to your Wikipedia! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 30 dhen Iuchar 2013 (UTC)

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HTTPS for users with an account[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Greetings. Starting on August 21 (tomorrow), all users with an account will be using HTTPS to access Wikimedia sites. HTTPS brings better security and improves your privacy. More information is available at m:HTTPS.

If HTTPS causes problems for you, tell us on bugzilla, on IRC (in the #wikimedia-operations channel) or on meta. If you can't use the other methods, you can also send an e-mail to https@wikimedia.org.

Greg Grossmeier (via the Global message delivery system). 19:05, 20 dhen Lùnastal 2013 (UTC) (wrong page? You can fix it.)

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Notifications[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Notifications inform you of new activity that affects you -- and let you take quick action.

(This message is in English, please translate as needed)

Greetings!

Notifications will inform users about new activity that affects them on this wiki in a unified way: for example, this new tool will let you know when you have new talk page messages, edit reverts, mentions or links -- and is designed to augment (rather than replace) the watchlist. The Wikimedia Foundation's editor engagement team developed this tool (code-named 'Echo') earlier this year, to help users contribute more productively to MediaWiki projects.

We're now getting ready to bring Notifications to almost all other Wikimedia sites, and are aiming for a 22 October deployment, as outlined in this release plan. It is important that notifications is translated for all of the languages we serve.

There are three major points of translation needed to be either done or checked:

Please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions or comments about this new tool. For more information, visit this project hub and this help page. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:34, 4 dhen Dàmhair 2013 (UTC)

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Speak up about the trademark registration of the Community logo.[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Introducting Beta Features[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

(Apologies for writing in English. Please translate if necessary)

We would like to let you know about Beta Features, a new program from the Wikimedia Foundation that lets you try out new features before they are released for everyone.

Think of it as a digital laboratory where community members can preview upcoming software and give feedback to help improve them. This special preference page lets designers and engineers experiment with new features on a broad scale, but in a way that's not disruptive.

Beta Features is now ready for testing on MediaWiki.org. It will also be released on Wikimedia Commons and MetaWiki this Thursday, 7 November. Based on test results, the plan is to release it on all wikis worldwide on 21 November, 2013.

Here are the first features you can test this week:

Would you like to try out Beta Features now? After you log in on MediaWiki.org, a small 'Beta' link will appear next to your 'Preferences'. Click on it to see features you can test, check the ones you want, then click 'Save'. Learn more on the Beta Features page.

After you've tested Beta Features, please let the developers know what you think on this discussion page -- or report any bugs here on Bugzilla. You're also welcome to join this IRC office hours chat on Friday, 8 November at 18:30 UTC.

Beta Features was developed by the Wikimedia Foundation's Design, Multimedia and VisualEditor teams. Along with other developers, they will be adding new features to this experimental program every few weeks. They are very grateful to all the community members who helped create this project — and look forward to many more productive collaborations in the future.

Enjoy, and don't forget to let developers know what you think! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:56, 5 dhen t-Samhain 2013 (UTC)

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VisualEditor coming to this wiki[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello. Please excuse the English. I would be grateful if you can translate this message!

VisualEditor is coming to this project on December 2, 2013. VisualEditor is software in development to allow people to edit pages in MediaWiki without needing to learn wikitext syntax (like typing [[ to start a link). It is already available and in use on some Wikipedia projects. Please see mw:Help:VisualEditor/FAQ for more information.

When this software arrives, you will have the option to use it or to use the current wikitext editor. When you press “edit”, you will get the new VisualEditor software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press “edit source”. For more information about how to use VisualEditor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

We hope that this software will be useful to people in your community, and we can really use your help to make it better! Please let us know if you find any problems. If you're willing and able, please report the issue in bugzilla in the "VisualEditor" product. If you would prefer not, please explain the issue you found on the central feedback page on mediawiki.org. Once VisualEditor is made available, if there are any urgent problems, like an unexpected bug suddenly causing widespread severe problems, please e-mail James Forrester, the Product Manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org for immediate attention.

We would also appreciate help with translation with the pages about VisualEditor here and on MediaWiki.org, and its user interface. To translate the user interface, start by creating an account at TranslateWiki. Once your account request is approved, all you need to do is select your language from this list. This will give you a list of individual lines and paragraphs. The English original will be on one side, with the option to “edit” on the other. Pressing “edit” will open an edit window where you can work.

The User Guide is another important document. To translate this, simply go to the MediaWiki.org page, and select “translate this page”. Your language should be available from the drop-down menu on the right. If you want to help with translations and would like to talk about how, please leave a message for me on my talk page.

Thank you, and happy editing! -- Mdennis (WMF) (talk) 19:46, 15 dhen t-Samhain 2013 (UTC)

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Call for comments on draft trademark policy[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Request for comment on Commons: Should Wikimedia support MP4 video?[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

I apologize for this message being only in English. Please translate it if needed to help your community.

The Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia team seeks community guidance on a proposal to support the MP4 video format. This digital video standard is used widely around the world to record, edit and watch videos on mobile phones, desktop computers and home video devices. It is also known as H.264/MPEG-4 or AVC.

Supporting the MP4 format would make it much easier for our users to view and contribute video on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects -- and video files could be offered in dual formats on our sites, so we could continue to support current open formats (WebM and Ogg Theora).

However, MP4 is a patent-encumbered format, and using a proprietary format would be a departure from our current practice of only supporting open formats on our sites -- even though the licenses appear to have acceptable legal terms, with only a small fee required.

We would appreciate your guidance on whether or not to support MP4. Our Request for Comments presents views both in favor and against MP4 support, based on opinions we’ve heard in our discussions with community and team members.

Please join this RfC -- and share your advice.

All users are welcome to participate, whether you are active on Commons, Wikipedia, other Wikimedia project -- or any site that uses content from our free media repository.

You are also welcome to join tomorrow's Office hours chat on IRC, this Thursday, January 16, at 19:00 UTC, if you would like to discuss this project with our team and other community members.

We look forward to a constructive discussion with you, so we can make a more informed decision together on this important topic. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 06:47, 16 dhen Fhaoilleach 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor Office Hours[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

I apologize for writing in English. Please help translate this message.

I just wanted to let you know, so you could mark your calendars if interested, that there are two IRC office hours scheduled to discuss VisualEditor in February.

The first will be held on Saturday, 15 February at 1700 UTC and the second will be held on Sunday, 16 February at 00:00 UTC. (See meta for time conversion links.)

Logs will be posted on meta after each office hour completes. You'll find them, along with logs for older office hours on the topic, at Category:VisualEditor_office_hours_logs.

Please see the IRC office hours page on meta for more information on how to join in.

Thanks! Keegan (WMF) (talk) 05:25, 12 dhen Ghearrain 2014 (UTC)

Universal Language Selector will be enabled by default again on this wiki by 21 February 2014[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

On January 21 2014 the MediaWiki extension Universal Language Selector (ULS) was disabled on this wiki. A new preference was added for logged-in users to turn on ULS. This was done to prevent slow loading of pages due to ULS webfonts, a behaviour that had been observed by the Wikimedia Technical Operations team on some wikis.

We are now ready to enable ULS again. The temporary preference to enable ULS will be removed. A new checkbox has been added to the Language Panel to enable/disable font delivery. This will be unchecked by default for this wiki, but can be selected at any time by the users to enable webfonts. This is an interim solution while we improve the feature of webfonts delivery.

You can read the announcement and the development plan for more information. Apologies for writing this message only in English. Thank you. Runa

Amendment to the Terms of Use[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

IMPORTANT: Admin activity review[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was recently adopted by global community consensus (your community received a notice about the discussion). According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the new admin activity review here.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

  1. AileanMacRaith (administrator)
  2. Am FiosAnSiarachGainéad (administrator)
  3. AnSiarach (administrator, bureaucrat)
  4. Eoghan (administrator)
  5. Steaphan30 (administrator)

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, -- Quentinv57 14:13, 22 dhen Ghearrain 2014 (UTC)

Call for project ideas: funding is available for community experiments[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

Do you have an idea for a project that could improve your community? Individual Engagement Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation help support individuals and small teams to organize experiments for 6 months. You can get funding to try out your idea for online community organizing, outreach, tool-building, or research to help make Uicipeid better. In March, we’re looking for new project proposals.

Examples of past Individual Engagement Grant projects:

Proposals are due by 31 March 2014. There are a number of ways to get involved!

Hope to have your participation,

--Siko Bouterse, Head of Individual Engagement Grants, Wikimedia Foundation 19:44, 28 dhen Ghearrain 2014 (UTC)

Proposed optional changes to Terms of Use amendment[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello all, in response to some community comments in the discussion on the amendment to the Terms of Use on undisclosed paid editing, we have prepared two optional changes. Please read about these optional changes on Meta wiki and share your comments. If you can (and this is a non english project), please translate this announcement. Thanks! Slaporte (WMF) 21:56, 13 dhen Mhàrt 2014 (UTC)

Catalan Culture Challenge[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

I apologize if this message is not in your language. Please help translate it.

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (talk) 17:30, 15 dhen Mhàrt 2014 (UTC)

Changes to the default site typography coming soon[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

This week, the typography on Wikimedia sites will be updated for all readers and editors who use the default "Vector" skin. This change will involve new serif fonts for some headings, small tweaks to body content fonts, text size, text color, and spacing between elements. The schedule is:

  • April 1st: non-Wikipedia projects will see this change live
  • April 3rd: Wikipedias will see this change live

This change is very similar to the "Typography Update" Beta Feature that has been available on Wikimedia projects since November 2013. After several rounds of testing and with feedback from the community, this Beta Feature will be disabled and successful aspects enabled in the default site appearance. Users who are logged in may still choose to use another skin, or alter their personal CSS, if they prefer a different appearance. Local common CSS styles will also apply as normal, for issues with local styles and scripts that impact all users.

For more information:

-- Steven Walling (Product Manager) on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation's User Experience Design team

No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

There is a current discussion on German Wikipedia on a decision of Asaf Bartov, Head of WMF Grants and Global South Partnerships, Wikimedia Foundation, who rejected a request for funding a proposal from wikipedians from eowiki one year ago with the explanation the existence, cultivation, and growth of the Esperanto Wikipedia does not advance our educational mission. No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto. On meta there has also started a discussion about that decision. --Holder (talk) 09:56, 5 dhen Chèitean 2014 (UTC)

I am not an Esperantist, but I disagree with this, and have put my comments on the second link. -MacRusgail (talk) 12:17, 5 dhen Chèitean 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]


Greetings, my apologies for writing in English.

I wanted to let you know that Media Viewer will be released to this wiki in the coming weeks. Media Viewer allows readers of Wikimedia projects to have an enhanced view of files without having to visit the file page, but with more detail than a thumbnail. You can try Media Viewer out now by turning it on in your Beta Features. If you do not enjoy Media Viewer or if it interferes with your work after it is turned on you will be able to disable Media Viewer as well in your preferences. I invite you to share what you think about Media Viewer and how it can be made better in the future.

Thank you for your time. - Keegan (WMF) 21:29, 23 dhen Chèitean 2014 (UTC)

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20-20 Vision of Wales Challenge[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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(Please forgive me for not writing in Gàidhlig!)

We have listed 20 ESSENTIAL articles which we believe would complement and enhance the Gàidhlig Wikipedia on a little project or Challange. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on Welsh places, people and some of the things which make our hearts beat.

It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

Diolch yn fawr - many thanks! We look forward to seeing you! Llywelyn2000 (talk) 07:18, 24 dhen Chèitean 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the Cuaraidh Penrhyn article! My heart sings like a linnet! Llywelyn2000 (talk) 15:22, 25 dhen Chèitean 2014 (UTC)

Edinburgh Wikimedia Meetup Number 6[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

There's a great chance for you to discuss wiki stuff at Edinburgh on Sunday 8 June, 2014 at 1.00 pm. Take a look at this ad on Meta. If I was only just that wee bit nearer!!! Have a great time, and teach them a bit of Gàidhlig! - Llywelyn2000 (talk) 13:39, 29 dhen Chèitean 2014 (UTC)

Using only UploadWizard for uploads[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. It was noted that on this wiki upload is not fully functional for users, who will experience a very difficult and/or illegal uploading. In fact, the licenses/copyright tags dropdown is empty, making it hard or impossible to comply with copyright requirements during upload itself.

Presumably, you don't have interest nor energies to have hundreds templates with the now required HTML, even less a local EDP. I propose to have

so that you can avoid local maintenance and all users can have a functioning, easy upload interface in their own language. All registered users can upload on Commons and existing files will not be affected.

All this will get done around 2014-07-03.

  1. If you disagree with the proposal, just remove your wiki from the list. Remember also to create MediaWiki:Licenses locally with any content (see a simple example), or uploads will be soon disabled anyway by MediaWiki itself (starting in version 1.24wmf11).
  2. To make the UploadWizard even better, please tell your experience and ideas on commons:Commons:Upload Wizard feedback.

Nemo 13:09, 19 dhen Ògmhios 2014 (UTC)

Media Viewer is now live on this wiki[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]


Media Viewer lets you see images in larger size

Greetings— and sorry for writing in English, please translate if it will help your community,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team is happy to announce that Media Viewer was just released on this site today.

Media Viewer displays images in larger size when you click on their thumbnails, to provide a better viewing experience. Users can now view images faster and more clearly, without having to jump to separate pages — and its user interface is more intuitive, offering easy access to full-resolution images and information, with links to the file repository for editing. The tool has been tested extensively across all Wikimedia wikis over the past six months as a Beta Feature and has been released to the largest Wikipedias, all language Wikisources, and the English Wikivoyage already.

If you do not like this feature, you can easily turn it off by clicking on "Disable Media Viewer" at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the information panel (or in your your preferences) whether you have an account or not. Learn more in this Media Viewer Help page.

Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about Media Viewer. You are invited to share your feedback in this discussion on MediaWiki.org in any language, to help improve this feature. You are also welcome to take this quick survey in English, en français, o español.

We hope you enjoy Media Viewer. Many thanks to all the community members who helped make it possible. - Fabrice Florin (WMF) (talk) 21:54, 19 dhen Ògmhios 2014 (UTC)

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VisualEditor global newsletter—June 2014[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

This is a one-time mailing to projects that may need this information. Future newsletters will be available as opt-in only. To receive future newsletters (about one per month), please add your page to the subscribers' list at m:VisualEditor/Newsletter. You're welcome to translate to your language.


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The character formatting menu

Did you know?

The character formatting menu, or "Style text" menu lets you set bold, italic, and other text styles. "Clear formatting" removes all text styles and removes links to other pages.

Do you think that clear formatting should remove links? Are there changes you would like to see for this menu? Share your opinion at MediaWiki.org.

The user guide has information about how to use VisualEditor.

The VisualEditor team is mostly working to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

  • They have moved the "Ath-ghoiridean meur-chlàir" link out of the "Page options" menu, into the "Cobhair" menu. Within dialog boxes, buttons are now more accessible (via the Tab key) from the keyboard.
  • You can now see the target of the link when you click on it, without having to open the inspector.
  • The team also expanded TemplateData: You can now add a parameter type  "date" for dates and times in the ISO 8601 format, and  "boolean" for values which are true or false. Also, templates that redirect to other templates (like {{citeweb}}{{cite web}}) now get the TemplateData of their target (bug 50964). You can test TemplateData by editing mw:Template:Sandbox/doc.
  • Category: and File: pages now display their contents correctly after saving an edit (bug 65349, bug 64239)
  • They have also improved reference editing: You should no longer be able to add empty citations with VisualEditor (bug 64715), as with references. When you edit a reference, you can now empty it and click the "use an existing reference" button to replace it with another reference instead. 
  • It is now possible to edit inline images with VisualEditor. Remember that inline images cannot display captions, so existing captions get removed. Many other bugs related to images were also fixed.
  • You can now add and edit {{DISPLAYTITLE}} and __DISAMBIG__ in the "Page options" menu, rounding out the full set of page options currently planned.
  • The tool to insert special characters is now wider and simpler.

Looking ahead[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The VisualEditor team has posted a draft of their goals for the next fiscal year. You can read them and suggest changes on MediaWiki.org.

The team posts details about planned work on VisualEditor's roadmap. You will soon be able to drag-and-drop text as well as images. If you drag an image to a new place, it won't let you place it in the middle of a paragraph. All dialog boxes and windows will be simplified based on user testing and feedback. The VisualEditor team plans to add autofill features for citations. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for viewing and editing hidden HTML comments and adding rows and columns to tables.

Supporting your wiki[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Please read VisualEditor/Citation tool for information on configuring the new citation template menu, labeled "Cite". This menu will not appear unless it has been configured on your wiki.

If you speak a language other than English, we need your help with translating the user guide. The guide is out of date or incomplete for many languages, and what's on your wiki may not be the most recent translation. Please contact us if you need help getting started with translation work on MediaWiki.org.

VisualEditor can be made available to most non-Wikipedia projects. If your community would like to test VisualEditor, please contact product manager James Forrester or file an enhancement request in Bugzilla.

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback or by joining the office hours on Saturday, 19 July 2014 at 21:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas and Pacific Islands) or on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 9:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East, Asia).

If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at Meta (or at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only). Thank you! --Elitre (WMF), 22:33, 25 dhen Ògmhios 2014 (UTC)

Updates related to VisualEditor[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Please help translate this message in your language. Thanks :)

Hi, everybody. This is a reminder that we invite you to discuss VisualEditor's recent development and plans ahead during the next office hours with James Forrester (Product Manager):

If you are not able to attend but have a question for James, you can leave your question at mediawiki.org or on my talk page by the day before, and I will try to get a response. We plan to continue these monthly sessions as long as there is community interest, and to announce them through the VisualEditor global newsletter as well (please subscribe your talk page there to get the latest news about the software).

Most of the VisualEditor team will be at Wikimania in London in August! You'll be able to meet the developers during the Hackaton or at the following sessions:

WMF community liaisons will share a booth with community advocates at the Community Village and look forward to talking to you there. Thanks for your attention! --User:Elitre (WMF) 16:02, 31 dhen Iuchar 2014 (UTC)

VisualEditor global newsletter—July and August 2014[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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The VisualEditor team is currently working mostly to fix bugs, improve performance, reduce technical debt, and other infrastructure needs. You can find on Mediawiki.org weekly updates detailing recent work.

Screenshot of VisualEditor's link tool
Dialog boxes in VisualEditor have been re-designed to use action words instead of icons. This has increased the number of items that need to be translated. The user guide is also being updated.

The biggest visible change since the last newsletter was to the dialog boxes. The design for each dialog box and window was simplified. The most commonly needed buttons are now at the top. Based on user feedback, the buttons are now labeled with simple words (like "Cancel" or "Done") instead of potentially confusing icons (like "<" or "X"). Many of the buttons to edit links, images, and other items now also show the linked page, image name, or other useful information when you click on them.

  • Hidden HTML comments (notes visible to editors, but not to readers) can now be read, edited, inserted, and removed. A small icon (a white exclamation mark on a dot) marks the location of each comments. You can click on the icon to see the comment.
  • You can now drag and drop text and templates as well as images. A new placement line makes it much easier to see where you are dropping the item. Images can no longer be dropped into the middle of paragraphs.
  • All references and footnotes (<ref> tags) are now made through the "Cite" menu, including the "Bunasach" (manual formatting) footnotes and the ability to re-use an existing citation, both of which were previously accessible only through the "Cuir a-steach" menu. The "<visualeditor-dialogbutton-referencelist-tooltip>" is still added via the "Cuir a-steach" menu.
  • When you add an image or other media file, you are now prompted to add an image caption immediately. You can also replace an image whilst keeping the original caption and other settings.
  • All tablet users visiting the mobile web version of Wikipedias will be able to opt-in to a version of VisualEditor from 14 August. You can test the new tool by choosing the beta version of the mobile view in the Settings menu.
  • The link tool has a new "Open" button that will open a linked page in another tab so you can make sure a link is the right one.
  • The "Cancel" button in the toolbar has been removed based on user testing. To cancel any edit, you can leave the page by clicking the Read tab, the back button in your browser, or closing the browser window without saving your changes.

Looking ahead[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The team posts details about planned work on the VisualEditor roadmap. The VisualEditor team plans to add auto-fill features for citations soon. Your ideas about making referencing quick and easy are still wanted. Support for upright image sizes is being developed. The designers are also working on support for adding rows and columns to tables. Work to support Internet Explorer is ongoing.

Feedback opportunities[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The Editing team will be making two presentations this weekend at Wikimania in London. The first is with product manager James Forrester and developer Trevor Parscal on Saturday at 16:30. The second is with developers Roan Kattouw and Trevor Parscal on Sunday at 12:30. There is a VisualEditor Translation Sprint going on during Wikimania; whether you're in London or not, any contributions are welcome!

Please share your questions, suggestions, or problems by posting a note at the VisualEditor feedback page or by joining the office hours discussion on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 09:00 UTC (daytime for Europe, Middle East and Asia) or on Thursday, 18 September 2014 at 16:00 UTC (daytime for the Americas; evening for Europe).

If you'd like to get this newsletter on your own page (about once a month), please subscribe at w:en:Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Newsletter for English Wikipedia only or at Meta for any project. Thank you! --Elitre (WMF), 14:40, 9 dhen Lùnastal 2014 (UTC)

Help for translate[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (an deasbaireachd) 23:32, 12 dhen Lùnastal 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decisions[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.

-- JurgenNL (talk) 17:35, 21 dhen Lùnastal 2014 (UTC)

Process ideas for software development[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

’’My apologies for writing in English.’’

Hello,

I am notifying you that a brainstorming session has been started on Meta to help the Wikimedia Foundation increase and better affect community participation in software development across all wiki projects. Basically, how can you be more involved in helping to create features on Wikimedia projects? We are inviting all interested users to voice their ideas on how communities can be more involved and informed in the product development process at the Wikimedia Foundation. It would be very appreciated if you could translate this message to help inform your local communities as well.

I and the rest of my team welcome you to participate. We hope to see you on Meta.

Kind regards, -- Rdicerb (WMF) talk 22:15, 21 dhen Lùnastal 2014 (UTC)

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Grants to improve your project[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Apologies for English. Please help translate this message.

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals for funding new experiments from September 1st to 30th. Your idea could improve Wikimedia projects with a new tool or gadget, a better process to support community-building on your wiki, research on an important issue, or something else we haven't thought of yet. Whether you need $200 or $30,000 USD, Individual Engagement Grants can cover your own project development time in addition to hiring others to help you.

Change in renaming process[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Part or all of this message may be in English. Please help translate if possible.

-- User:Keegan (WMF) (talk) 9 September 2014 16.22 (UTC)

VisualEditor available on Internet Explorer 11[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

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VisualEditor will become available to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 during today's regular software update. Support for some earlier versions of Internet Explorer is being worked on. If you encounter problems with VisualEditor on Internet Explorer, please contact the Editing team by leaving a message at VisualEditor/Feedback on Mediawiki.org. Happy editing, Elitre (WMF) 07:29, 11 dhen t-Sultain 2014 (UTC).

PS. Please subscribe to the global monthly newsletter to receive further news about VisualEditor.

Monuments of Spain Challenge[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

Excuse me for not speaking Gàidhlig 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 Gàidhlig.

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.

VisualEditor News #8—2014[deasaich | deasaich an tùs]

09:49, 13 dhen Dàmhair 2014 (UTC)