User talk:Siebrand

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IMPORTANT: Admin activity review

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)


I hope that this message finds you well.

A global policy regarding the removal of advanced permissions (e.g.: administrator, bureaucrat, interface-admin, etc.) from inactive user accounts was adopted by community consensus in 2013. For that policy, inactivity is defined as having zero edits and zero administrative actions in a particular project for the last two years.

I am writing to you today because, to the best of our knowledge, your account has advanced permissions in and meets the inactivity criteria from the global policy mentioned above.

Please reply at this Village Pump topic if you wish to keep all or some of your advanced permissions. If the community supports your continued access, your permissions will be kept. To the contrary, if you wish to resign all or some of your advanced permissions, you may request a removal of permissions on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that if there is no response from you by 2023-03-26, your advanced permissions on will be removed by the stewards without further notice. You may regaing them using the usual local process.

If you have any questions, please let me know, or feel free to message us at the stewards' noticeboard.

Yours sincerely, --MA (talk) (via MassMessage) 17:15, 25 February 2023 (UTC)

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How we will see unregistered users

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You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

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WikiForMen (talkcontribs)

Google AdSense has an issue with misspelled variables on line 41-42 in file GoogleAdSense.class.php:

google_language = \"$GoogleAdSenseLang\";
google_encoding = \"$GoogleAdSenseEncoding\";

It should be:

google_language = \"$wgGoogleAdSenseLang\";
google_encoding = \"$wgGoogleAdSenseEncoding\";

So the letters "wg" are missing and the variables remain undefined! --WikiForMen (talk) 05:31, 7 January 2021 (UTC)

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1234qwer1234qwer4 (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Special:History/Content Translation"

[ T64725]

Helmoony (talkcontribs)
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MZMcBride (talkcontribs)

I like being able to have translated content, but the Translate extension is pretty bad.

It's my sense that any time anyone tries to criticize this extension, a small group of people who are closely involved with the extension (Nemo, Nike, and you, mostly) immediately get very defensive. Suddenly the conversation is about pitting people who want full multilingual/i18n support against everyone else. The reality is, of course, a lot more nuanced.

Currently, even very experienced wikitext editors have a lot of difficulty using the Translate extension. The extension takes an already challenging task (editing basic wikitext) and adds several layers of complexity, including difficult syntax and unexpected behavior.

There's nothing wrong with being frustrated by a frustrating feature.

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Pranay78998 (talkcontribs)

solve my problem.

Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs)

Hi, there seem to be some pywikipediabot bugs that I can fix myself. User:Xqt isn't active right now, and he/she doesn't respond to my bug reports.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)
Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs)

I already know about creation bots, and it's actually running on commons.

What I'm wondering is that how to make changes to them, as pyrev:11610 reported in User talk:Xqt#Bug.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

See the link I pointed out to you. You should request commit access.

Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs)

Thanks for your hint. I've send my email.

Zhuyifei1999 (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

As far as I know there is no easier way, as Subversion is a legacy system, not integrated into Labs and Gerrit.

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Google AdSense - Hiding the Ads for certain usergroups

NobbZ~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

Hi there!

Is there a way to hide the ads for certain usergroups? I want to offer the possibility to get rid of the ads for all donators of my wiki.

This post was posted by NobbZ~mediawikiwiki, but signed as NobbZ.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

Not as a current features.

NobbZ~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

Is there a chance, that this feature will be in a future version?

This post was posted by NobbZ~mediawikiwiki, but signed as NobbZ.

Siebrand (talkcontribs)

If you provide the patch, I'm sure it is :).

NobbZ~mediawikiwiki (talkcontribs)

I don't know much about PHP, and my knowledge about the necessary internals of MW is much smaller... I think I will discuss this issue with a friend of mine... Thanks anyway.

This post was posted by NobbZ~mediawikiwiki, but signed as NobbZ.

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とある白い猫 (talkcontribs)

I am globally requesting rename for SUL purposes the change of my user name to とある白い猫. Thanks! (both accounts are mine) -- Cat chi? 20:12, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

This post was posted by とある白い猫, but signed as White Cat.

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