User talk:Jon Harald Søby

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Latest comment: 1 year ago by Elitre (WMF) in topic Maintainers

Hi! Just wondering - how were you able to perform these blocks and deletions? According to the list you shouldn't have permission to do that! Is there something screwy going on, or am I missing something? --HappyDog 00:03, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hi! I'm a steward, and saw a lot of spamdalism going on on this wiki through #wikimedia-swmt @ freenode, and didn't feel like just watching, so I made myself sysop and deleted the junk. Hope you don't mind. Jon Harald Søby 09:42, 13 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
No - that's fine! I was just baffled as to how you were able to do that, as you weren't listed in the sysop list. Did you make yourself sysop and then desysop yourself? Or are you (and other people) able to perform this activity without any specific rights being granted here? More for future reference than anything else (so I know what to look for). Cheers --HappyDog 21:55, 31 July 2008 (UTC) sorry about the slow response... ;-)Reply
Sorry about taking over your talk page, but to reply to HappyDog, they have to sysop and then desysop themselves in order to gain rights on wikis, as of now there isn't a globaladmin group (although I hear it's in the works). --Skizzerz 22:12, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply
That's good - it means they'll show up in the logs which will hopefully leave people accountable and avoid any confusion. Cheers for answering --HappyDog 23:01, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply
Actually, the globaladmin group exists now. Previously (back in February), he would have had to sysop/desysop himself. However, now he just has admin rights on every wiki. Cbrown1023 talk 23:35, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply
^^ yes was just about to mention that but my browser got stuck, but we have asked the stewards not to involve themselves in this wiki much since it has active sysops unless it needs CU or oversighting something , so you don't have much to worry about Happy, and I'm still wondering how this discussion took 17 months XD XD ..--Cometstyles 23:40, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply
That probably doesn’t go for vandals like the one in question. Jon Harald Søby 00:27, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Whoa, this is a lot of messages for such a quiet wiki ... Weird. Jon Harald Søby 00:27, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

"I'm still wondering how this discussion took 17 months" - hehe. The original reply somehow managed to slip under my radar at the time, and the page just re-surfaced in my watchlist. Hadn't noticed that it was quite so long ago though! Ah well... :-) I'm also somewhat amazed at the flurry of activity it's generated though! --HappyDog 02:15, 1 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Your commits[edit]

I'm not sure if you were aware of this or not, but you can link to an automated listing of all of your commits: Special:Code/MediaWiki/author/jhsoby. I'm not saying you're current method of listing each commit individually is wrong/bad or anything, I'm just opening up another option that you can use if you want :) --Skizzerz 00:10, 30 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yup, I am aware of it, but I like this way. It is highly illogical of me to continue doing it now though, but I am accustomed to it, and unless I get annoyed by it I’ll continue doing it for a while... Jon Harald Søby 22:15, 1 December 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hi Jon. Please see some questions. Regards. --Marco Aurelio (talkmeta) 13:24, 29 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for replying, though I think I was not clear enough so I left another couple of questions ;-) Regards. --Marco Aurelio (talkmeta) 16:02, 29 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Re: Translate extension using Norwegian as base language[edit]

Yes, it's possible. T37489 was fixed many months ago. Nemo 12:20, 21 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Nemo bis, that's great to hear! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 12:39, 21 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with MediaWiki and Wikitech communities[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the technical communities in Wikimedia. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Takk for gjennomgang av oversettelse[edit]

Hei! Jeg ville bare takke for at du gikk over oversettelsen jeg gjorde av mw:Help:DiscussionTools. Jeg skal notere meg endringene bak øret å prøve og ha dem i tankene ved senere oversettelser😊 — Mvh. Abuluntu (talk) 15:00, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Abuluntu: Nemo problemo, sjøl takk for en god oversetterjobb! Hvis det ga mersmak er du hjertelig velkommen på translatewiki:, der MediaWiki-programvaren (og en drøss annet) oversettes. Nå til dags er det for det meste bare jeg som er aktiv for bokmål, så litt drahjelp er ikke å forakte. :-) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 20:40, 23 September 2021 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I noticed this change, and I was wondering if it wouldn't be more helpful to leave the names anyway just mentioning they are inactive, like Jaime did here, just for the record/posterity. Talk to you soon, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 17:52, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Elitre (WMF): Sure, I could do that. But I haven't managed to get even a comment from any of them on any code review requests, so I'm not sure how useful listing them would be in practice. Sharihareswara is also listed as a maintainer in Gerrit, should she be listed on the page too? She probably doesn't have access to the connected e-mail address any more though, since she hasn't worked at the WMF since 2014. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 18:04, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I'm aware these people may really not be around anymore, which is why the value in having their names, although marked as inactive, for me is really just a historical one of not forgetting they used to be around and have knowledge on the topic. Your choice, ultimately. Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:35, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply
And thanks for all your work. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 18:42, 14 April 2023 (UTC)Reply