User talk:MPelletier (WMF)

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Help new user with WMFLabs, please[edit | edit source]

Hi Marc. Sorry for the difficulties you've had with committee stuff recently. You've done a lot of great work for the project over the years and I appreciate your efforts.

There is a new user at enwp, en:User:JohnMarkOckerbloom, who needs some help with WMFLabs. John is digital library architect at the University of Pennsylvania who has some Perl scripts that help users find books at their local library and wants to share it with Wikipedians. See en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-03-18/Interview#A new platform. At my suggestion, John would like to run the scripts on WMFLabs and he needs some help. See en:Template talk:Library resources box#Running the forwarding service on Wikimedia Labs? Could you please contact him and provide some assistance? John is new to the project and still trying to find his way around. Thanks very much for any help you can provide. 64.40.54.81 16:18, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Sure thing, thanks for the pointer. — MPelletier (WMF) (talk) 17:29, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very much, Marc. Your help is always greatly appreciated. Best regards. 64.40.54.225 03:43, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Help again, please[edit | edit source]

Hi Marc. I hope you don't mind me bugging you again. I know you have your hands full with the migration to WMFLabs, but I was hoping you might find some time to help another user.

This is another user at enwp, en:User:Jackson Peebles has a grant from the WMF to create some interactive video tutorials to teach users how to contribute to Wikipedia (see meta:Grants:Jackson Peebles/Video and Interactive Tutorials and also en:WP:VIDTUT for more info). He is using the Adobe flash en:SWF filetype for the tutorials, but it's currently not supported by enwp or commons (see en:Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Request for SWF Functionality). Somebody suggested he might be able to host the files at WikiMedia Labs, so he's looking in to that. Could you please join the discussion at en:User talk:Jackson Peebles#Wikimedia Labs and give your input? (i.e. can that filetype be hosted at WMF Labs, is there another filetype that could be used, other alternatives etc.) Thanks very much. I appreciate the help. 64.40.54.14 04:01, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Tool Labs[edit | edit source]

For some reason, my account tto on Tool Labs does not have a replica.my.cnf file in the home directory. Do you think you could provide me with this file, and also investigate why I didn't get a copy? Thanks, This, that and the other (talk) 02:59, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

I had temporarity disabled the process that creates those credentials while we were debugging issues with the NFS server... and forgot to turn it back on afterwards. Sorry about this – it's been restarted and you should now have them in your home. — MPelletier (WMF) (talk) 03:34, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing that up. This, that and the other (talk) 05:31, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Template on En.WP[edit | edit source]

You edited the Copy to Commons template in October see: diff. Your edit removed the functioning Commons Helper bot, and replaced it with a non-functioning WMFlabs bot. Prior to the edit, I could move files to the Commons very easily using that link/template. Now, Although the bot outputs as successful, no image is ever uploaded appropriately, nor is any information given. The new link, claims that Commons:User:Upload Bot (Rich Smith) will upload the file, but that bot account hasn't edited since March 2012. The original bot user was Commons:User:File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske) which was successfully uploading images from en.wp to commons within 40 mins prior to your edit. Now, the original bot is only being used for flickr images. Is there any way we can get the old bot link back, or get the new bot link working correctly? (I don't contribute here, so please ping me with a response at en.wp or commons). ТимофейЛееСуда (talk) 21:29, 2 November 2013 (UTC)