I request the bot flag for Alexbot:
Thank you--Alexsh १६:४५, २४ ज्यानुवरी २००८ (UTC)
Hi, i request a bot flag for AlleborgoBot
Thanks --AlleborgoBot ११:०५, ११ नोभेम्बर २००७ (UTC)
Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. This will involve creating a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and adding a line at the top noting that it is used here. In particular, this policy allows automatic acceptance of known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests.
Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; it will be implemented in one week if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. AlleborgoBot १०:४९, ३० नोभेम्बर २००७ (UTC)
Wikimedia Indian chapterEdit
As you might be aware, we are planning to start an India chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. Please see Wikimedia India for details. We're currently working on the draft of bylaws. If you are interested, please join the discussion on meta, and subscribe to the wikimediaindia-l mailing list. Utcursch १७:५८, १० डिसेम्बर २००७ (UTC)
==Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWiki==बिदूर् क् Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitateऋःटृःटृऍःMediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the Japanese language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. In fact, of 1,736 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 2.88% of the messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages for 126 extensions, with 2,174 messages. Many of them are used in WMF projects and they are vital for understanding the wiki. Currently 0.17% of the WMF extension messages have been translated. Translators for over 90 languages contribute their work to MediaWiki this way every month.
If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator privileges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on MediaWiki.org and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.
If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a local wiki for you to start with, if you so desire.
You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we will be happy to help you get started.
Thank you! --Purodha २१:५२, ३ फेब्रुवरी २००८ (UTC)
Exemption doctrine policyEdit
Hello. As you might know, the Wikimedia Foundation approved a resolution concerning non-free images more than a year ago. The resolution says that unless Wikimedia projects create an exemption doctrine policy (EDP) for non-free images, all of those images shall be deleted by March 23, 2008 (which was few days ago). We'd now like to gather information from the projects about their exemption policies in one place so we can check their validity, and if images on those projects are in accordance with the Foundation's resolution. Your project is one of these we don't have information about, so it'd be great if you could add it to the page listing all EDPs, meta:Non-free_content. If you have any questions about the page or don't have an EDP yet and want one, you can use the appropriate talkpage on Meta or just contact me directly on Meta or by e-mail (however, please note that I'm just a volunteer and therefore not in a position to give any official advice).
If you don't have any EDP in place and don't plan to use one, it might be useful and effective for your project to disable local uploads entirely and use files from Wikimedia Commons only. This method has been used by many Wikimedia projects, notably Spanish and Swedish Wikipedia and English Wiktionary, and means you wouldn't have to deal with file licensing problems anymore; if you're interested in this solution, feel free to contact me for more information.
Thanks for your cooperation! Timichal ०८:३३, २७ मार्च २००८ (UTC)
I use the pywikipediabot framework, updated every day from SVN. Thanks! Muro de Aguas १४:३७, २७ जुन २००८ (UTC)
Hello. The standard bot policy was updated to allow global bots, which are now technically possible. These are trusted bots that will be given bot access on all wikis that allow global bots (the local policy or request page must explicitly allow them, or they won't get access on this wiki). The current requirements for global bots are:
Does anyone object to allowing global bots on this wiki? I'll update the local policy in a week if there are no objections. Thanks. —Pathoschild ०२:१५:५३, २७ जुलाई २००८ (UTC)
Wikimania 2009: ScholarshipsEdit
English: Wikimania 2009, this year's global event devoted to Wikimedia projects around the globe, is now accepting applications for scholarships to the conference. This year's conference will be handled from August 26-28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The scholarship can be used to help offset the costs of travel and registration. For more information, check the official information page. Please remember that the Call for Participation is still open, please submit your papers! Without submissions, Wikimania would not be nearly as fun!
नेपाल भाषा: Please translate this message into your language. - Rjd0060 ०१:५९, ९ अप्रिल २००९ (UTC)
The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone liveEdit
The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.
The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner
What this means for youEdit
Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.
Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.
Why localise at translatewiki.netEdit
When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.
How can we improve the usability for your languageEdit
We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly
The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.
When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.
We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.
PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM १३:११, ३० सेप्टेम्बर २००९ (UTC)
Wikimedia Indic language Mailing listEdit
Hi, There is a Wikimedia Indic language Mailing list but I've not seen anybody from Nepal Bhasa Wikipeda. Joining this list helps solving common language problem and other things. Check this page https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l --Praveenp १५:४७, ६ मार्च २०१० (UTC) 220.127.116.11 १३:२१, १९ अगस्ट २०१३ (UTC)
creating the Sanskrit WikisourceEdit
I have submitted the proposal for creating the Sanskrit Wikisource. It is available at: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/Wikisource_Sanskrit
For time being, I have added only you two as the users interested in Sanskrit wikisource. If you know any one else interested in Sanskrit wiki source, please send me their details. Also make sure you cast your vote in the Arguments in favour section.
Please let me know in case there are any issues
2010 Fundraising Is Almost HereEdit
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.
Language support group for NewariEdit
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.
What we can do for you alreadyEdit
For the Nepali language we have two input methods and one font that we make available on the Nepali wikis. When these input methods are the same for Newari, we can easily implement them for you. First you can test them at translatewiki.net and, when it is as you need them to be, we can make them available on the Newari Wikis as well. Thanks, Gmeijssen १३:१३, ३१ ज्यानुवरी २०१२ (UTC)
The Babel extensionEdit
The Babel extension is used by people to indicate their proficiency in a language. This is used on all the Wikimedia wikis. Would you be so kind and localise the Babel extension for us? Thanks, Gmeijssen १३:१३, ३१ ज्यानुवरी २०१२ (UTC)
Updates from India Program TeamEdit
This is the first post from the India Program team regarding the team. I have been posting updates on the various mailing lists - but am acutely aware that the majority of our community is on village pumps or project pages and hence this post. Do excuse me for posting something which is not solely focused on this project, but the work we are doing has learnings that you might find useful for your project. Here are 5 important links that you might find useful
Please feel free to translate this post for the benefit of the larger audience. In fact, I'd be really grateful if you did!
Support for Newari input methods in NarayamEdit
On this Wiki there is a local script that provides input method support for Newari. We have implemented this functionality for you in the Narayam extension. There are several benefits: we will support Narayam technically - this will ensure that it will continue to function properly and, Narayam will be available on other projects like Commons as well and obviously on any other Newari project.
the "Main page"Edit
When I go to the Main Page, I find that the redirect does not work properly. It is clear that the Newari characters do not show properly. As I understand it, in the Newari language the shape of some Devanagari characters is different from how it is used in Nepali, Marathi and Hindi. When there are fonts that support Newari properly, we can support them in our WebFonts extension. There is one condition, the font has to be freely licensed. If you want this please get into contact. Thanks, Gmeijssen (talk) ०७:४३, ५ अप्रिल २०१२ (UTC)
CIS-A2K Grant Report September 2012-June 2013Edit
Greetings! As many of you know that the Wikimedia Foundation approved a 22 month grant to the CIS-A2K. The aim of the grant is to support the growth of Wikimedia movement in India.
Facing problems in typing your language?
Dear friends, excuse me for writing the message in English. Please feel free to translate this message in your language.
Many of you might have experienced trouble in using the input tool - Universal Language Selector (ULS). Wikimedia Foundation's Engineering Language Engineering team is trying to resolve it as soon as possible.
However, you can enable it as an opt-in option in your User preferences (Please select the user checkbox before "Enable the Universal Language Selector" as shown in the picture above). Hindustanilanguage (talk) १०:३२, २२ ज्यानुवरी २०१४ (UTC).
Help for translateEdit
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 (talk) ००:२५, १४ अगस्ट २०१४ (UTC)
CIS-A2K PO SelectionEdit
विकिविस्तार कार्यक्रम सम्बन्धमाEdit
आदरणीय विकिपीडियन मित्रहरू नेपाली भाषामा लेखेकोमा माफ गर्नुहोला आशा छ नेपाली भाषामा लेखेको भए पनि यसलाई सच्याएर पढ्नुहोला साथै नेपाली भाषा नबुझ्ने मित्रहरूका लागी नेपाली भाषा र नेपाल भाषाको ज्ञान भएको मित्रले यो खण्ड नेपाल भाषामा अनुवाद गरिदिनु होला भन्ने अनुरोधका साथ यहाँ आफ्नो सल्लाह राख्नु होला । हामी नेपालीहरूमा विकिपीडिया बारे ज्ञानको अभाव रहेको यहाँहरूमा अवगतनै छ । यहाँ सम्मकी विकिपीडिया भनेको के-हो भन्ने बारेमा पनि थाहा पाउन सकिरहेका छैनौं त्यसमाथी मध्यपश्चिमाञ्चल र सूदुर पश्चिममाञ्चलका नागरिकहरूमा विकिपीडिया बारे झनै जानकारी नरहेको अवस्था छ, । नेपालमा निजि दुरसंचार प्रदायक एनसेल बाट निःशुल्क विकिपीडिया प्रयोग गर्न मिल्ने भएपनी ज्ञानको अभावमा प्रयोगमा आउन सकिरहेको छैन । यो स्थिती रहन नदिन र नेपाली विकिपीडियालाइ अगाडि बढाउनुका साथै यश क्षेत्रका सर्वसाधारणहरूमा विकिपिडिया बारे परिचय गराउन सूदुरपश्चिमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्रको कैलाली जिल्लामा विकिपीडिया विस्तार कार्यक्रम गरियोस् भनी यहाँ समर्थनको लागि अनुरोध गरिन्छ । साथै यहाँ सुदूर पश्चिमको प्रमुख भाषा मानिने डोटेली भाषा को विकिपीडिया परिक्षण पृष्ठ रहेको छ । यसमा पनि सहयोग गर्न हुन आग्रह गर्दछु । धन्यवाद ।--आर॰पी॰जोशी talk ०८:१८, १८ नोभेम्बर २०१४ (UTC)
Train-the-Trainer Program - 2015 (Announcement)Edit
Apologies for posting this in English. If any friends could translate this in Newari please help in transalting.
As most of you are aware, the Centre for Internet and Society's Access To Knowledge program (CIS-A2K) conducted the first Wikipedia Train-the-Trainer (TTT) programme in 2013 with an aim to support and groom leadership skills in the community members. We are extremely thankful to all the senior Wikimedians who acted as Resource Persons for the 2013 event. Achal, Arjuna, Hari, Shymal, Tinu and Viswa! Without your help we could not have conducted it so successfully.
This email is to let you all know that we have scheduled to conduct the second iteration of this program at the end of February 2015. We are inviting applications from interested Indian Wikimedians. Please see this page on Meta for more details.
Some important dates:
January 27, 2015 - Last date for registration.
We are working on the schedule and other details. You are welcome to leave your suggestions and inputs here. Please write to us at tanveercis-india.org and vishnucis-india.org if you have any further queries.
Wikimania 2015 - India BoothEdit
Apologies for posting this text in English.
As you people might be aware, Wikimania 2015 which is going to be held in Mexico from July 14th to 19th. We, the Indian attendees at Wikimania, would like to represent Wiki Indic Community booth in the same. We are creating Leaflets and Posters for the community village at Wikimania 2015 to display in Wikimania 2015. We would like to invite you to gather the content and design(optional) for posters (Sample) and leaflets (Sample) about the Indic language project of your choice. We will take care of printing and displaying the posters/leaflets.
The maximum dimensions for your poster are 36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm). We suggest using the A0 paper size, which is 33.11 x 46.81 in (~84 x 118 cm). The contents of the poster has to be in English. Posters and leaflets based on all Indic language Wikimedia projects are welcome. The design should be a media file uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Please post the link to your content/design file on http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Wikimania_2015/Booth/Posters_Leaflets before 25th of June. In case if you face any issues please reachout to Dineshkumar Ponnusamy or Netha Hussain.
For guidelines regarding creating posters, please have a look at this link : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Learning_patterns/Posters_that_work
We look forward to receiving your posters/leaflets and displaying them while at Wikimania 2015!
Newari is missingEdit
Newari is missing from this page:
WikiConference India 2016 updateEdit
The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some daysEdit
Hello again. Please excuse the English. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!
As per previous announcements earlier this year, the visual editor (VisualEditor) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.
The visual editor is now active hereEdit
Hello again. This message is only available in English at this time: Please help translate to your language. Thank you!
As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (VisualEditor) enabled for all registered users. The rollout to logged-out users will likely happen in a week or so.
For an explanation of how the editing system now works and how to choose/go back to your favorite setting, please see my previous announcement above. If you wish to change your editing system preferences now, this can be done from this link to your Preferences --> Editing --> Editing mode:.
All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "Visual edit" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar.
Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues directly in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback; by all means, feel free to also ping or contact me directly if you prefer. In case of emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), please contact James Forrester, the product manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.
Happy editing! Respectfully, Elitre (WMF) १९:११, ३० अगस्ट २०१६ (UTC)
PS: Are you seeing interface messages that are not in this wiki's language? Please fix this by providing translations here. Translations may be also provided for the user guide. Please contact me if you want guidance in contributing translations!