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Dat hee es et Aschiif vum Klaaf övver de Wikipedia op de ripoaresche Sprooche vum Johr 2012. Doht hee nix mieh bei schriive. Wann Ühr jet vun heh widder opnämme wullt, künnd Er ävver ene Afschnett vun heh ent aktoälle Johr kopeere.

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Language support group for Ripuarian[der Quälltäx ändere]

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, GerardM 11:27, 10. Jan 2012 (CET)

PS I cannot post these messages as gmeijssen ..

We need your help to support your language[der Quälltäx ändere]

The Wikimedia Localisation Team is working on plural support at this time. There is a difference between how we support your language in MediaWiki and how it is defined in the CLDR, the standard for such things.

Please help us by providing us with the necessary information and PLEASE do this by joining the language support team for your language.
Thanks, GerardM 11:27, 10. Jan 2012 (CET)

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[der Quälltäx ändere]

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.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 17:20, 15. Jan 2012 (CET)

Language support group for Ripuarian[der Quälltäx ändere]

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 22:35, 19. Jan 2012 (CET)

MediaWiki 1.19[der Quälltäx ändere]

(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.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 16:08, 12. Feb 2012 (CET)

Önö angere Naaam vöör os Wikipedia[der Quälltäx ändere]

Wer hand jo at ö paar mol övver dr Naam Ripuaresch jesproche un darövver, dat völl Lüüh domet janüüß aavange könne, mä dörch Zovall op os Wikipediasiij stüsse. Doher well ich önö Andrach stelle, dr Naam z ändere. Had enne va üch önö Vörschlaach, wi os ksh-Wikipedia ä Zokonft heeche soll? Vöör mich, dä Stolberjer Platt sprecht jitt öt en Schwichkeet: Dat Wood „Rheinisch“, dat döck aajesproche wood, jitt öt ä mi Platt net. Mo wööd saare: „Vam Rhing“. Jebrudd weed ävver ee Wood. Isch wööd mich vreue va üch zu hüüre.

Vöör di, di Huchdütsch besser vorstoh könne, schriiv ich dat nu noch ens ä di Sproch:

Wir haben bereits mehrfach über das Wort Ripuaresch besprochen und dabei feststellen müsse, dass dieses Wort kaum bekannt ist, so dass viele Leute nur zufällig auf unsere Wikipedia stoßen. Daher möchte ich vorschlagen, den Namen offiziell zu ändern. Hat jemand eine Idee , wie die ksh-Wikipedia zukünftig heißen sollte. Für mich, der Stolberger Platt spricht gibt es hierbei ein Problem: Das Wort „Rheinisch“, dass mehrfach erwähnt wurde, existiert in dieser Form nicht. Es würde stattdessen „vom Rhein“ heißen. Benötigt wird aber 1 Wort. Ich würde mich freuen, von euch zu hören. Gruß un Jross

--BBKurt (Klaafe) 14:35, 12. Mai 2012 (CEST)

Ich dunn dat och leeve op Hochdeutsch schrieve:

Ich finde auch, Du hast vollkommen recht: das Wort Ripoarisch kennen die meisten Rheinländer nicht. Rheinisch sagt man aber ebenfalls nicht. Wir hatten ja auch immer wieder die Diskussion über das Lemma Rhingland - auch so ein Wort, das es bei uns nicht gibt (ich glaube, die Preußen haben es erfunden?). Im Moment haben wir es mit Sprooch vum Rhing gelöst - das ist natürlich unpräzise. Düüvelskääl (Klaafe) 22:12, 13. Mai 2012 (CEST)

Ich unterstütze eine Namensänderung, die Bezeichnung "Ripuarisch" ist halt sehr fachwissenschaftlich. die niemand außerhalb der Sprachwissenschaft kennt. Ich bin mir übrigens gar nicht sicher, dass es ein Wort sein muss. Tok Pisin hat zwei Wörter, die Wikipedia auf Serbisch auch (Српски / Srpski). --Holder (Klaafe) 05:50, 21. Mai 2012 (CEST)

Disable local uploads on smaller wikis[der Quälltäx ändere]

Auf meta wird gerade eine Diskussion geführt, ob der lokale Bildupload für kleinere Wikis abgestellt und alle lokalen Bilder anschließend gelöscht werden sollen. --Holder (Klaafe) 06:59, 21. Mai 2012 (CEST)


Update on IPv6[der Quälltäx ändere]

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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 03:09, 2. Jun 2012 (CEST)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[der Quälltäx ändere]

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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 20:26, 5. Jun 2012 (CEST)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[der Quälltäx ändere]

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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 22:13, 19. Jul 2012 (CEST)

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Regionalsprachen-Workshop auf der WikiConvention 2012[der Quälltäx ändere]

Auf der WikiConvention 2012 in Dornbirn/Österreich (31.08.-02.09.2012) wird es einen Workshop zum Thema "Wikipedien in kleinen Sprachen" geben. --Holder (Klaafe) 15:40, 23. Jul 2012 (CEST)

More opportunities for you to access free research databases[der Quälltäx ändere]

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) 04:17, 16. Auj 2012 (CEST)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[der Quälltäx ändere]

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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)04:02, 6. Sep 2012 (CEST)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[der Quälltäx ändere]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

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 15:27, 10. Sep 2012 (CEST)

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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[der Quälltäx ändere]

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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) 05:02, 16. Okt 2012 (CEST)

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

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⅝== Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed ==

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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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