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sdh wiki

Hello MF-W. We translated all of the 'most often used messages in MediaWiki' (remaining messages are same with fallback language). Please tell me now what are we supposed to do? Thank you.--Calak (talk) 23:18, 5 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Well, for final approval, it would be necessary to have several (at least 3) regular contributors for some months - currently there are not so many. --MF-W {a, b} 01:23, 6 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Livonian verification

Hi, I was curious what came out of your efforts trying to contact any of the authorities on Livonian? I guess, it didn't go too well? This is weird actually because it seems interest in it has increased rather than decreased (there have been more quality books published 2010-2014 than in all of 2000-2010...) I guess, this also means that Livonian authors could be pretty busy.

Is there a chance that they maybe misunderstood you and thought that you are asking them to participate not just verify?

Also, I have several (alternative?) "channels" in mind to try to contact: Nordic Bureau (under auspices of which Līvõ Kultūr Sidām operates), Latviešu valodas aģentūra (it deals mainly with Latvian but they are partnered with LKS as well), Somugristikas centrs in Latvian University and there could be more.

All of these are in Latvia, I could try to contact them (and speak Latvian to avoid any confusion, although most of them speak English as well, I'm sure). And then ask them to contact one of Incubator's administrators. What contact information should I give them? (That is, if I manage to convince them that it takes just maybe half an hour of their time and that they are not being asked to write articles but just verify them, lol!) Neitrāls vārds (talk) 15:55, 17 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

What happened is described in the section above: I didn't get replies, so I don't know whether they misunderstood me or not.
It would be very good if you could contact the people you proposed in Latvian to make sure they understand what we'd request from them. As contact info you can give my e-mail address, mfwarburg<at> --MF-W {a, b} 23:52, 17 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! First email sent (although my intuition tells me that it is probably going to take at least 15 before I get in contact with any of them! :D) I was wondering should I send you my email where you could forward any potential responses so I don't have to pester you on your talk page or would you rather like to leave a message on my talk page (in case of a response) so I can be up to date with any developments? Neitrāls vārds (talk) 00:29, 19 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I have no preferences about that. Please say what you prefer :) --MF-W {a, b} 22:53, 19 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
OK, I think I'm going to send you my email now. I think you should be (potentially) getting an email from someone by the name Valts (a well known translator/author) but then again who knows (if there will be no feedback from him by Friday night then I guess I can move on to the next.) Neitrāls vārds (talk) 21:03, 23 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I got your mail; I'll notify you if anything appears in my inbox. --MF-W {a, b} 22:34, 23 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

luri lrc verification

Hello MR MF-Warburg
so thanks for helps can I ask you a question? if luri lrc has conditions for verification? this language these days has very activity
please help us to resovle this problem
Mogoeilor (talk) 16:04, 20 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not sure that frequentative proposals are a right way to succeed. --Midnight Gambler (talk) 16:08, 20 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks I'm so sorry about this case I'll be patient be successMogoeilor (talk) 16:57, 20 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Renewal of Test Adminship for Khowar Wikipedia!

Dear Sir, my current test-adminship year is going to expire on 5 February 2014, please renew my adminship. Thanks -- Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 08:51, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Rehmat Aziz Chitrali 08:55, 1 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I responded on the request on I:A. --MF-W {a, b} 15:53, 2 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

please handle :P thanks --Gabriel Chi Hong Lee (找我聊聊) 13:36, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

It is utterly ridiculous how you spammed me and another bureaucrat already in the same hour as you made the request. We both regularly follow I:A. --MF-W {a, b} 23:19, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

verification and final approval

I have two question. what do needs for verification stage? activity, number of articles or other things
and what do needs for final approval? and what's more important in final approval? so thanks Mogoeilor (talk) 13:46, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

By the way I think it's time to propose the approval of this wiki. It's active enough for last months.--Midnight Gambler (talk) 13:55, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks mr Midnight Gambler
and final approval needs more to do what? mr MF-Warburg
be success!! Mogoeilor (talk) 14:34, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Requests for test adminship for Kapampangan Wiktionary follow up

Good Day Sir, I have requested for test adminship for Kapampangan Wiktionary in page. can I follow up for the status, I haven't received any comments yet. --Kixzer (talk) 00:29, 9 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I have now granted your request since the 5 days for which such requests last were over and there were no objections. --MF-W {a, b} 00:07, 10 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
MF-W Dakal a Salamat keka, (literally means Many thanks to you / Thank you very much ). --Kixzer (talk) 15:03, 10 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Hi MF-W I did unified my login for the global accounts however the some of my log and contributions are on the global username:kixzer how can i transfer them to the my new username: franz710 --Franz710 Kixzer (talk) 23:30, 24 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I answered on your talk page. --MF-W {a, b} 02:55, 26 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

southern luri luz enabling in wikitranslate

Hello so thanks for your helps this is southern luri luz
and this language not enabled for two months please help us Mogoeilor (talk) 18:21, 10 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I asked in's IRC channel. I was told there is nothing I can do; you need to be patient. --MF-W {a, b} 21:29, 10 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
so thanksMogoeilor (talk) 01:37, 11 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks be happy for your help in adminship be successMogoeilor (talk) 03:07, 26 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

template fixing

Hello please help to fix this template: this template in farsi wikipedia is could you help to resolve this problem? best wishes Mogoeilor (talk) 09:17, 27 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I'm not able to do that, sorry. --MF-W {a, b} 02:38, 3 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks for your help if luri lrc has conditions for create his own page? or it's writer may be more active or creating this page needs more time I'm so sorry for my questions please pardon me!!! Mogoeilor (talk) 15:54, 3 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Help please

Hello. I have an account in Persian Wikipedia [1], but by mistake I have created a new account in Wikimedia. Would you please delete my new account and change my main account name to my new account name "Ilğım"? Ilğım (talk) 12:08, 1 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I have not singed in here by my Persian Wiki account, is there any problem if I edit in Wikimedia by this account (Ilğım)? Ilğım (talk) 08:00, 2 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, you can request renaming of your account on the pages listed here: m:RENAMELINKS. E.g. on fa.wikipedia, you need to request it to bureaucrats.
There is no problem if you edit on Wikimedia Incubator with the account Ilğım. --MF-W {a, b} 11:25, 2 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. So I will edit on Wikimedia with the account Ilğım. Ilğım (talk) 17:20, 7 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

AzbWiki ready to be decided

Hello Dear admin,
I know that in recent years we have flooded your page with messages about this Azb wiki, but you can understand that we also have been exhausted on this old running request. It's now been 6 years since the initial request has been created and still is waiting final decision.

I wanted to inform you that an important discussion is going on the Az wiki to finally decide about this matter and many have come to the conclusion that the second wiki is the only solution. The users of Az wiki are also frustrated on this matter and halted the creation of new articles in arabic script, because of the ultimate incompatibilities of these two languages. Both the users of Az wiki and us users of Azb wiki now have come to this solution that the Azb wiki is necessary and the Az wiki should only be in Latin script. If you (the language committee) still cannot decide on this matter, I propose that all the related users come to Meta and have a final discussion about this matter; if you approve this, I can arrange this event and invite everyone. I'm waiting for your reaction. Thanks in advance, موسا(دانیشیق) 12:25, 1 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:موسا. Could you inform me when the discussion on azwiki is finished? Then we can deliberate how to proceed best. --MF-W {a, b} 21:39, 7 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Hi. Thank you for your attention. The discussion has been finished around the time I wrote this message for you. There was no formal consensus (like many countless discussions before), but almost all of the participants now agree that one wiki cannot satisfy both languages and scripts. You can see some new supporting votes after this discussion on the [ Request page]. موسا(دانیشیق) 14:28, 8 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

change the page name

how can I change the name of the page like this?[2]
so thanksMogoeilor (talk) 03:47, 6 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Please see en:WP:Moving a page. --MF-W {a, b} 12:39, 7 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks best wishes

The templates on the external link

Dear MF-Warburg,

Why the appearance of Wikimedia Commons template and Wikispecies template on here are not as nice as on the other Wikipedia? I think I imitated the source of the templates perfectly, but Incubator can't adapted the sources.


Relly Komaruzaman | Talk 11:02, 7 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, what exactly is the problem? Which source did you want to imitate? --MF-W {a, b} 17:52, 7 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I imitated the source from Wikipedia bahasa Indonesia and English Wikipedia.
Thanks. Relly Komaruzaman | Talk 23:36, 8 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

luri lrc activities

luri lrc has many activities in ten past monthes[3] and it has three active user with me and this is it's translation activities[4] and this is a luri lrc language request[5] please help us to create independent it's own wikipedia page as like as en, fa, es and other languages.Mogoeilor (talk) 15:36, 7 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

luri lrc verified with a proffesor

luri lrc verified with a proffesor please check this point [6] best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 12:36, 15 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
please answer my question I and my lur friends waite for your answers
best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 12:30, 17 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]
MR MF-warburg please answer us I and my lur friends waite for your answer!!!!Mogoeilor (talk) 01:26, 23 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Robot editing

For Zazaki Wiktionary

  • Template:Wt/diq/Babeta Çekuye,Wt/diq/Babet, Wt/diq/Terimi → Template:Wt/diq/Multi
  • Template:Wt/diq/Hece1, Template:Wt/diq/Hece2, Template:Wt/diq/Hece3, Template:Wt/diq/Hece4, Template:Wt/diq/Hece5 → Template:Wt/diq/Hece
  • Template:Wt/diq/Rêçe →Template:Wt/diq/R
Hello, do you want me to run a bot to do this? What is the justification and estimated effort to do this manually? --MF-W {a, b} 21:55, 22 May 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Deletions outside of test-wikis

you recently deleted some page in Wp/azb. While that is not a big deal, please review the policy and remember that at the moment, you are a test-admin only for Wp/lrc and Wp/bqi
hello so thanks for your message I'm so sorry pardon me how can I be a wiki incubator adiminstrator as like as your Mr MF-Warburg
best regardsMogoeilor (talk) 01:52, 24 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

An important message about renaming users

Dear MF-Warburg,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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Edit request

Hi, please fix this. Best regards, --Stryn (talk) 19:35, 19 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 22:55, 19 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Diving into Incubator


I just started editing Incubator a few days ago. I have already started translating a few messages through Special:LanguageStats. I want to get pretty involved in this project so how can I help out and get the most of everything here at Incubator? Thanks a bunch! Eurodyne (talk) 04:25, 23 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Stop using Google Translate. --MF-W {a, b} 12:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I actually am not. I lived in Germany for a few years but my German is rather slowing down. Please forgive any of my bad translations to German specifically. I apologize for my poor translations and will try to stop my translation work. Sorry! --Eurodyne (talk) 22:27, 25 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Export Wy/ar

I would like to help me on exporting Wy/ar to Omda4wady (talk) 08:15, 7 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I see SPQRobin already replied to you about this on his talk page. If you have a general question, it's better if you post it on I:CP or I:AN instead of writing it on multiple sysops' talk pages. --MF-W {a, b} 13:43, 7 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]


(talkback at I:A#User:Revibot) — revi^ 04:52, 11 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Come on. I regularly look at I:A, as you can surely see from my contributions. --MF-W {a, b} 15:44, 11 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, sorry. — revi^ 17:09, 11 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]


hi dear MF-Warburg!

we are working on azb test wikipedia، and i want to know that this is necessery to put this category : [Category:Wp/azb] in all other categories and Templates ?


--Koroğlu (talk) 12:53, 17 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

No, it is not necessary. The test-wiki users can decide by themselves which pages, templates, etc. they want to put into the main category (Category:Wp/azb in your case). --MF-W {a, b} 16:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, i would like to put a request for translator administrator and also administrator, but i don't know if i can do the two request at the same time or put the translator admis in first.Im a translator admis in and i want to help the local translator admis users with my ability.Best regards -- Grind24 (talk) 21:13, 27 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I don't think either request would succeed. --MF-W {a, b} 20:18, 29 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

luri lrc

please see this page[7] luri lrc have been active with three or four useres in last year and this year but this wiki wasn't made yet but persian wikivoyage is making please help us to make this page
best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 14:03, 9 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Please import to mai wikipedia with Wp/mai all pages.

mai wikipedia that please import to is created, thank you so much. --Ricknator (talk) 14:55, 9 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

ar wikivoyage

hi @MF-Warburg: i,m started in wy/ar and create one report from this project in This Page and now have up 363 article

  • 485 articles, categories, templates, and talk pages;
  • 28 redirects;
  • 79 editors (including any with at least one edit);
  • 2969 revisions (including 390 minor edits).
  • 33 user now is Support this project Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Arabic

and add one request in Community_Portal

can i ask you when time for import wy/ar to , thanks dear --فلورانس (talk) 07:40, 16 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you!

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for the massive clean-up of COPYVIO on Konkani (GOM) WP in incubator. Visdaviva (talk) 19:10, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. --MF-W {a, b} 19:40, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Pages Deleted

Dear MF-Warburg,

Pages being delted by you, though copy right, are permitted to be freely reproduced for non commercial use. Is it than a problem to post it on Wikipedia ? Since it is for non commercial use.

The meditation contents are not translated in Konkani language at

All my effort gone down the drain !!!

Waiting for reply

RF — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rosario Fernandes (discussioncontribs) 19:36, 2 January 2015 (UTC).[reply]

Please see en:Wikipedia:FAQ/Copyright#Non-commercial_licenses or en:User:Fastfission/Noncommercial. Wikipedia content needs to be available to everyone for re-use, including commercial users. Best regards --MF-W {a, b} 19:44, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Just to be clear: If the Konkani texts are not translated from the English meditations, which are under copyright, there is no need to remove them. I only removed the English text which was clearly marked as copyrighted. May I ask, why did you include English texts anyway in a Konkani article? --MF-W {a, b} 19:54, 2 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Western Balochi language Wp/bgn

Hi dear friend Mr MF-Warburg!

I start the Western Balochi language(بلوچی رخشانی) Wp/bgn, but this project has two problems, the first I can't open the (Check localisation requirements) for this wiki-test and the second when I want to add a article an this wiki-test it's not right to left and its left to right, we writing in Arabic script ( RTL).

Please help me , so thanks. گپ و گالمشارکتانابراهیم بلوچ 15:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Northern Pashto Wikipedia

Hi, Need your help. The exist Pashto edition of Wikipedia is in Southern Pashto Which is mostly spoken in Central and Southern Afghanistan, this dialect is called Central or Western dialect of Pashto. But unfortunately the Pakistani Pashtuns (who are more in population than Afghan Pashtun) do not understand the Afghani Pashto Dialect, The central Afghanistani Pashto is completely different from Pashto Spoken In Pakistan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).Is it possible to create Wikipedia edition for Northern Pashto ? As Wikimedia already created two Arabic editions of Wikipedia one in Egyptian Arabic and second in Standard Arabic.--UsmanKhanShah (talk) 21:24, 2 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]


hello can I have a bot? as like as mogoeilor bot!! please help me so thanks.Mogoeilor (talk) 17:41, 7 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. See en:Wikipedia:Creating a bot and mw:Manual:Bots. --MF-W {a, b} 00:33, 8 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 01:17, 8 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

This kitten looks like Jet & Lagash

Please tell all other administrators NEVER to block Spc09K like you did to Spc10K.

Spc09K (talk) 04:06, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Sure thing. I'll just block you all by myself. --MF-W {a, b} 19:15, 19 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Logo display for Northern Min


I see that Chinese Wikivoyage has the Wy/zh logo displayed on the top left hand corner of that page by default.

Could you kindly help display the Northern Min Wikipedia logo onto the top left corner of the Northern Min Incubator Wikipedia? Thanks.

In fact it would be great if all Wp/mnp pages have the Northern Min Wikipedia logo displayed on the top left corner by default. --S205645 (talk) 07:54, 26 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

We can do that, but the logo needs to have an SVG version for that. --MF-W {a, b} 02:06, 27 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]
The SVG version of the Northern Min Logo is now created here:
Northern Min Logo in SVG
. --S205645 (talk) 04:04, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Done. Best regards --MF-W {a, b} 23:19, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much! Besten Dank! --S205645 (talk) 22:23, 11 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Dear Mr MF-Warburg, the Northern Min Wikipedia logo had a minor spelling error in the SVG logo, hence I have uploaded a new SVG logo for Wp/mnp. (This time the spelling is correct). Could you help replace the previous Wp/mnp logo with this new one? Thanks.

Northern Min Logo in SVG. (with correct spelling).

Apologies for my previous error. --S205645 (talk) 07:43, 19 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 00:27, 25 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you so much! --S205645 (talk) 07:45, 29 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Benutzer missbraucht mehrere Benutzernamen

Lieber MF-Warburg,

dieser Benutzer (Erdemaslancan) verfügt über mehrere Benutzernamen. Davon haben Sie einige bereits für immer gesperrt. Er treibt allerdings sein Unwesen weiter.
Es sind folgende Konten:
- noch vorhandene Konten: Marmase, Zey awo, Edra, Sıfırcı
- bereits gesperrte Konten: Zazamental, Tadiranscopus, Mirzabegoviç, Tarakayska, Gagamen, Xobxo, Voyagembaz
Bitte überprüfen Sie seine Konten und sperren Sie ihn umgehend. Wer weiss wieviele andere Benutzernamen er noch hat?! Er ruiniert uns die Projekte, ganz besonders in Zazaki. Zumal er diese Sprache nicht gut beherrscht. Mit freundlichen Grüßen! -- Mirzali (talk) 05:35, 4 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Hallo, danke für den Hinweis, ich gucke mir das mal an. --MF-W {a, b} 03:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Vielen herzlichen Dank! Er beraubt uns seit Jahren unsere kostbare Zeit und Nerven. Bitte setzen Sie mich darüber ins Kenntnis, wenn Sie etwas gegen ihn tun konnten. Ich werde weiterhin über ihn berichten, sobald ich wieder irgendwo Verdacht schöpfen sollte. Mit kollegialen Grüßen! -- Mirzali (talk) 00:23, 6 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Ich habe jetzt die Konten ge-checkusert und Marmase, Edra und Sıfırcı global gesperrt, die waren ziemlich eindeutig mit Erdemaslancan identisch. "Zey awo" wurde schon zu lange nicht mehr benutzt, sodass keine IP-Daten mehr zur Verfügung standen. Wenn er aber natürlich wieder aktiv wird, kann man das prüfen und ihn sperren (auch schon ohne Checkuser-Prüfung, wenn das Verhalten eindeutig ist). --MF-W {a, b} 01:47, 8 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Ich wusste es ja bereits, aber er hat es stets verleugnet. Zumal er auch einige Fakeprofile im Facebook hat. Wie auch immer, vielen Dank für Ihre Mühe nochmals! -- Mirzali (talk) 15:35, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Lieber MF-Warburg, ich habe weitere Konten von Erdemaslancan entdeckt. Und zwar folgende: Vartaryan (muss noch geblockt werden), Vılaroci (muss noch geblockt werden) und Zazaland (bereits geblockt), Meymandar (bereits geblockt).

P.S. Er (IP: droht uns mit baldiger Rache. -- Mirzali (talk) 22:53, 13 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Ja herrlich. Sollen wir uns fürchten? Ich hab die IP erstmal gesperrt. --MF-W {a, b} 01:50, 14 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Lieber MF-Warburg, es ist immer noch weitere Konten von Erdemaslancan im Umlauf, sowie Xoserey und Kumkumuk. Er betreibt Änderungskrieg & Vandalismus auf Zazaki-Übersetzung. Bitte sperren Sie umgehend seine Konten oder seine IP. Mit kollegialen Grüßen! -- Mirzali (talk) 08:14, 1 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Copyvio (Shaytanat)

Please delete these pages too:

(reason: [8]) --Sociologist (talk) 21:10, 10 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 01:53, 14 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Logo display for Puxian Min

Dear MF-Warburg,

The SVG version of the Puxian Min Logo is now created here:
Puxian Min Logo in SVG
. It would be a great morale boost for the Puxian Min contributors if all Wp/cpx pages have the Puxian Min Wikipedia logo displayed on the top left corner by default.

(I have also double checked the spelling on the logo and it is correct).

Thank you. --S205645 (talk) 07:39, 19 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 00:27, 25 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Besten Dank! --S205645 (talk) 07:45, 29 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

1 year activity of South Azerbaijani Wikipedia

hi mr MF-Warburg !

South Azerbaijani Wikipedia (azb wiki) is active in last 12 month with at lest 3 editor. our wiki have 6108 pages, 25833 revisions, logo, 100% of the most used MediaWiki messages have been localised, a valid language code and now please say that what we need to do to improve our project?
--Koroğlu (talk) 14:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Greetings Mr. MF-Warburg! sorry that I once again distract you, I wanna understand a approval Balochi Language test wikipedia , I translated the MediaWiki messages from the most-used group.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 21:32, 16 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I don't know where that come from, I didn't find a single page in that wikipedia created on that date. Mjbmr Talk 07:00, 19 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Which issue is this a reply to? --MF-W {a, b} 12:36, 20 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Special:Diff/2906018 could you either keep all of them up to date? Mjbmr Talk 13:37, 20 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Please also help approving Luri Wikipedi alongside Baluchi Wikipedia, I think there was a request in middle of about fifty emails went into my inbox (langcom-l), thanks. Mjbmr Talk 13:43, 20 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Recent Changes Bug


Please fix the bug in recent changes as shown in this image, see this for more info.

Thank you.

--Mjbmr Talk 20:56, 1 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately I am unable to parse this info. --MF-W {a, b} 22:40, 1 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Could you please handle my request. Mjbmr Talk 00:17, 2 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Can you stop ignoring me and give me my right, people are asking for help, I can't edit into this. Mjbmr Talk 12:55, 3 May 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Regain Access

Hi, can you please grant my translator right back? Mjbmr Talk 20:50, 4 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

gomwiki and lrcwiki

Hi, are you gonna import them pages? Mjbmr Talk 22:11, 16 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. --MF-W {a, b} 12:17, 17 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Is it possible to redirect (301) local pages here to newly created wikis? otherwise please remove pages. Mjbmr Talk 07:20, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
A note shows up when you try to edit the page. You can file a bug or code change so that the notice shows up also in read mode. The pages will be deleted after it's sure everything necessary was imported. --MF-W {a, b} 10:06, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
What about 301 redirect? please set 301 redirect so they don't loose rank, also, the content should not be duplicated, one here, one in their wiki. Mjbmr Talk 15:52, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
As I said, they will be deleted in due time. For the other stuff, I'm not a developer of the Incubator extension, so as I said it's best if you file a bug if you think it's desirable. --MF-W {a, b} 16:49, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
I can submit a patch if you want, but the problem is no one is to review it. Mjbmr Talk 17:05, 19 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Well, SPQRobin, the main developer of the extension, and Hydriz, who also contributed to it, are still active. I'm sure that they will react if you file a bug and subscribe them to it / add them as reviewers in gerrit. --MF-W {a, b} 11:18, 20 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hello warburg!

Thank you for telling me

I wonder why N.Lurish is like this!! I hope it import soon — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Luriye (discussioncontribs) 15:35, 17 June 2015 (UTC).[reply]

Hello Mr MF-Warburg
so thanks for your helps
best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 16:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

No problem :) --MF-W {a, b} 16:59, 17 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

luri southern

hello , mr Warburg . i dont work on southern lurish wikipedia project for almost one year.but from three or four days ago , i start it.i think i get fired from group of translators.h get confused.can you help me?-- علی  ساکی  11:09, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

What do you mean by getting "fired" from the translator group? On --MF-W {a, b} 14:11, 18 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

luri lrc missed templates

dear Mr MF-Warburg
so thanks for your help please tix this tempaltes and pages these are disappear now
[9] and [10] and [11] and [12] and this link it is redirect pleas use the base template and it's page and please do not use the redirect [13]
best wishesMogoeilor (talk) 18:01, 18 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Mogoeilor Here in incubator, they are in main namespace, find them under lrc:Special:PrefixIndex/سرآسونه. Mjbmr Talk 18:10, 18 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]
It seems like ‎Ibrahim khashrowdi now created them. Do they exist on Incubator? If yes, I can import their history. --MF-W {a, b} 18:22, 18 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

so thanks please import articles of luri lrc in this wiki!!!Mogoeilor (talk) 18:26, 18 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

gom wiki

Hello MF-Warburg, please could you import the Latin script articles too into the Konkani Wikipedia? The Discoverer (talk) 18:34, 22 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

(answered on Meta) --MF-W {a, b} 22:24, 23 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia Awadhi

Request for Awadhi wikipedia was made on 5 march 2014 and it is very active with active contributors but I find that no analysis] is done on request by committe....please look into this request and create a wikipedia for awadhi language...Sushilmishra (talk) 06:55, 28 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

azb.wikipedia was created!

Hi dear MF-Warburg! Thank you for everything. azb.wikipedia was created [14] But the article, categories and ... are not available. How will they be transferred? How can I help?--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 03:44, 23 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I will import them. --MF-W {a, b} 13:26, 23 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

References template

Hello MF-Warburg,

I'm having difficulty citing references for the Dagbani test wikipedia located here:, references I add always end up producing red-links. E.g. I could really use your help. Thanks. Masssly (talk) 14:30, 25 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done--Koroğlu (talk) 16:19, 27 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for helping. --MF-W {a, b} 23:19, 27 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Strange events & stranger reactions in incubator admins Politics

hi dear admin! Mr MF-Warburg!
before repeating my question/comment! i should say why i prefered to removed my question,i live in a country(named iran) and live Under the Persian racism.we are more than 15 million people and after our government collapse in November 1946 untill now,we have no right to write book in our language or read them,no right to have our own television channel and every protester will be sentenced to death and over the years all the world news agencies have boycotted us.
most of persians believe that the Aryan race is the Master Race and they are from aryan race!they try to inculcate south azerbaijan people that we are aryan too and our language changed over time by mongols!and we should speak with persian language!
The persian writers who wanted to help our wiki fired from their wiki writers's impossible understanding our conditions by a person that doesn't live with us,but this type of life Unconsciously created hate and doubt in hearts of us against other people.
When i thinked better and i put myself in your place.I asked myself What could you do when persian iranians and north azerbaijanians filled arguments against us in request page and then i gave up asking my questions/comment.
--this was deleted comment--(As I said, I changed my mind but still i want to read your reply)
I wanted our admins in south azerbaijani wiki to protest delay of importing our wiki,but they said that prefer to wait.
I felt I must remind you and other admins of wikimedia's incubator somethings about our south azerbaijani wiki long history! Our friends requested for south azerbaijani in 2008 and then they started writing articles and translating wiki untill now,I think it's more than two years that our wiki have over thouthands article and a good activity there,In these years our south azerbaijani wiki admins received strange and incomplete answer to question of our wiki confitmation problem.In return admins of incubator in these years decided to confirm other test wikis with smaller writer community and less article,that we can see many of that defeated wikis in bottom of wikis list with 100 article and less,I don't want start froum-like argument here or argue about incubator admins politics,But i think that writers of south azerbaijani wikipedia waited enough and it is time for admins to hurry in importing our wiki to azb domain.we worked 2008-2015! i think it's record of incubator!
Our people have good memory and i think it's a good story and article for our wiki that how wiki admins waited 7 years for approving our wiki and how caused Deletion more than 15000 of our south azerbaijani articles in north azerbaijani wiki.
Our writers worked hard and now they like to work on our approved wiki domain as soon as possible,five years is enough,we want an acceleration and hurry in importing our wiki. Again i thanks for approve and I apologize if i was impolite or thankless.
--Sadiqr (talk) 22:22, 28 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi User:Sadiqr, first of all sorry for the delay in this answer. - Regarding the long time it took for azb to get approved, I want to say that I can certainly understand that you and other contributors were quite impatient for the approval. It is also true that other wikis were approved in a time where Wp/azb already fulfilled the activity requirements. But this did not happen out of prejudice against azb, but because it was very complicated for Langcom to get a clear understanding of the situation, as you also say. There was a deadlock about it for a long time, until the question was brought up again after the deletion of arab-script articles on Finally, after all others agreed already to approve azb, one member finally backed down and allowed it to happen. --MF-W {a, b} 00:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Mr MF-Warburg!

Have any hope for approve West-Baluchi language wikipedia?--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 13:11, 28 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Mr Warburg no answer!--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 19:17, 31 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Message on AzbWikipedia

Hi dear MF-Warburg! Here's a message for you.--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 07:25, 3 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

I've seen it. --MF-W {a, b} 00:09, 5 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. We need your help again.--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 04:51, 8 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Hello, I am sorry about this, I thought there was a mistake. Ilya Drakonov/Илья Драконов (talk) 13:00, 5 August 2015 (UTC).[reply]

No problem. --MF-W {a, b} 14:47, 5 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks:) Ilya Drakonov/Илья Драконов (talk) 15:19, 5 August 2015 (UTC).[reply]

Import these topics in Cantonese Wikipedia to Wt/yue

Hello MF-Warburg, Now I have a difficult porblem need to help you. Can you put these topics in requestment to Wt/yue/PAGENAME? There have no user can export to Wt/yue/PAGENAME when I have left that message since 2 days ago. --WKDx417 (talk) 03:16, 15 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

azb.wikipedia statistics

Hi dearr MF-Warburg! The statistics of articles are wrong. More than 5000 articles can be seen on this page But here statistics show 1773! It seems that the number of nonarticles instead of articles is shown.--Ebrahimi-amir (talk) 03:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It's already answered in bug T107969. --MF-W {a, b} 18:48, 17 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Khowar Wikipedia

My dear brother MF-Warburg, Hi, As a Test Admin of Wp/khw Khowar Wikipedia Project I on behalf of the Khowar language communities of Pakistan, Afghanist, India and Xinjiang(China) humbly request the all respectable members of the language comittee for early approval, creation of Khowar Wkipedia i.e. The Khowar language is spoken in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Xingjiang(China). I have created a test page for Khowar language in incubator i.e. Wikipedia Khowar (Khowar Language Wikipedia), On behalf of the abovementioned Khowar speaking four countries for early approval and creation and normalization of Khowar Wikipedia edition. Khowar is one of spoken 14 languages in Chitral(Pakistan). It will be useful to Khowar internet users to report news from worldwide. I strongly feel it deserves its own Wikipedia. Being a test admin i have translated all most used messages into khowar. I have created test Khowar Wikipedia at Khowar Wikpedia.--Raki 05:35, 6 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Luz Wiki

hi mr Warburg.Southern Lurish "luz"should be verified as eligible.if it has the possibility to be verified as eligible with this growing of activity and active users , please do it.thanks.--Biramilur (talk) 11:04, 20 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Luz Wiki Test Admin

hello mr are you? can i become Southern Lurish Wikipedia test admin?--علی ساکی لرستانی (talk) 05:22, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

See I:A. --MF-W {a, b} 22:01, 22 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Request to suspend WKDx417's test-adminship.

Guten Tag, Herr MF-Warburg. WKDx417 had recently used his test-admin power to block Gmaildamn, but I looked through Gmaildamn's history on Wikimedia Incubator and found out that Gmaildamn never violated any Incubator Policy — In fact, Gmaildamn never contributed to the Incubator and WKDx417 had specified in the block log that he blocked Gmaildamn only because he doesn't like User:Gmaildamn's certain behaviours on Cantonese Wikipedia (Please refer to this message on Shinjiman's talk page), which has nothing to with the Wikimedia Incubator. In light of this severe abuse of power, I hereby request that WKDx417's test-adminship be immediately suspended. Danke schön. 【粵語文學大使殘陽孤侠粵維辭典起錨! 14:49, 9 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

First, I just say sorry for Gmaildamn. Because I don't know this rule in the Wikimedia. I suspend Gmaildamn's due to his nonsense behaviour (2 violation threads (this and this, they all have deleted) and an editing warzh-yue:廣州碧桂園鳳凰城) for 3 times on Cantonese Wikipedia. These behaviours will seems to use sock puppets in forum A and other forums expect forum A.--WKDx417 (talk) 23:33, 9 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Well, I must say that I don't understand your action at all. Gmaildamn has made 0 edits here, so why did you choose to block him here preemptively, especially when he wasn't even blocked on zh-yue.wikipedia. Please don't do such things again. — On the other hand, my talk page is not a forum for administrative decision-making. It's best to discuss blocks etc. on the administrators' noticeboard. --MF-W {a, b} 01:53, 11 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Page deletion/request for restore to userspace

  • My apologies for putting my user page in the wrong spot; I haven't done much in the incubator before. Would you mind please restoring the former Wt/lad/User:StevenJ81 to User:StevenJ81, as well as Talk:Wt/lad/User:StevenJ81 to User talk:StevenJ81? You can replace the redirects that are in those places.
  • To partly explain: When I tried to place an interwiki link on some of my other user pages in Wiktionary (such as at en:wikt:User:StevenJ81), the "lad" link (to the notional [[:lad:wikt:User:StevenJ81]]) took me to Wt/lad/User:StevenJ81. When I tried to make a redirect there, it only worked as a soft redirect. So I created the userpage there instead. (I presume you don't even want me to put a redirect there, as it is technically main-to-user. Is that right?)

Thank you very much, and apologies for the inconvenience. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:15, 10 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done. I see how you came to create these pages. Userpage interwiki-linking doesn't work well for Incubator test-projects, as every user only has one Incubator userpage, but is active in specific test-projects. However I think there is no need for user-pages in the test-wiki spaces; it's better if users makes distinctions in the user space. This also simplifies importing the test-projects when it eventually gets its own subdomain. Your presumption is correct. If an automatism makes Wp/xyz/User:Name links appear somewhere / lead people to think it should exist, it would be great if we could find a way to fix it. --MF-W {a, b} 02:00, 11 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]
TY. StevenJ81 (talk) 02:34, 11 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Interestingly, I added the iw link [[lad:User:StevenJ81]] to my userpage at English Wikisource. It adds an interwiki link with the legend "Ladino" on the left-hand side, and clicking through that link takes me to my userpage on the multilanguage Wikisource, which hosts Ladino documents. Of course, multilanguage Wikisource doesn't use prefixed page names, even in its main space. But I wonder if the code at this wiki could be modified so that the wiki does not automatically try to add prefixes onto page names that look like they belong to User (or User talk) space. I suppose one problem is the vast number of aliases User/User talk can have in other languages. But even if that only worked for English it would be a start. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:28, 11 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Alternatively, when we have, say, a template that we're running on the test wiki, its name comes out as Template:Wt/lad/.... So why wouldn't a user page in the test wiki be User:Wt/lad/...? Then, if there is an interwiki link from somewhere else, no matter where, it seems that the correct place for the platform to insert the prefixes should always be after the namespace designator. That's trivially true in main space, where the namespace designator is absent. But it should be true for every other namespace.
Anyway, this isn't a huge big deal; I thought I'd just share some thoughts. Have a good weekend. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:36, 11 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Request for assistance on migrating templates for references

Guten Abend. I have been attempting to migrate templates like {{cite web}} and {{cite book}} to the Cantonese Wiktionary Incubator in order to standardise references there, but no matter where I look, I just can't seem to find the source codes for there templates. Können Sie mir bitte hilfen? 【粵語文學大使殘陽孤侠粵維辭典起錨! 06:02, 24 September 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. Have you tried looking on enwiki? Note though that templates like these often use Lua modules and/or multiple subtemplates, so are unfortunately quite difficult to copy. --MF-W {a, b} 04:12, 2 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]
If you try looking on Simple English Wikipedia (simplewiki), templates are somewhat less likely to use Lua modules and/or multiple subtemplates. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:33, 18 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]


Hi MF-Warburg, I originally asked Mogoeilor but for some reason they cant delete my userpage so have referred me here, So could you delete my userpage please as It's easier just to have one massive global one, Thanks, Davey2010 (talk) 18:48, 13 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 23:13, 16 October 2015 (UTC)[reply]

laki wiki lki

Adminship for ⲁϩⲙⲉⲧ

Hi! I noticed that you gave susop rights to this user instead of giving test wiki adminship, as requested. Could you fix? Thank you. --Ochilov (talk) 10:45, 18 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It is now fixed. Thanks for notifying me. --MF-W {a, b} 14:53, 18 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Warburg, Whay my page vandalism? Lupenquarto (talk) 13:51, 18 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It was not created by you. --MF-W {a, b} 14:01, 18 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

laki (lki cod) Languge List on top of incbotor page

Hello .i want to know?for add me languge to list,what's need?translate in translate portal have done.but not add yet?my languge what need to add list now? not exist appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, you tell me get time,when? --Hosseinblue (talk) 18:12, 21 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! The user is writing non-understandable comments on the Incubator:Administrators page, can you look, please? He applied for test adminship but I do not think whether he is a good candidate with just 1 edit in his test project. Thanks in advance! --Ochilov (talk) 05:51, 27 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

We got a slight issue on this one. The link towards en.wp automatically adds "language" at the end, causing a bad link. Instead, it should link to the one with "language" at the end. I've tried to find anything in the parameters of the template but I couldn't find it. Perhaps you can take a closer look to see if we can do anything, because I can imagine this occuring in other future projects too. --OWTB (talk) 16:38, 27 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed. The parameter for it is WP-article, which is documented on I:TESTSTATUS. --MF-W {a, b} 21:48, 27 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! :) --OWTB (talk) 13:44, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

wiki approval

Hi! I am writing you because you are only member of language committee, whom I know and trust :) Can you take a look at Wy/eo and write me, which steps should be done so we can have our own website? Thanks in advance! --Ochilov (talk) 16:01, 28 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Hi and happy New Year? Have you looked at the wiki? --Ochilov (talk) 14:43, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Happy New Year. I'm busy with the "holiday stress" over Christmas and New Year. I'll look at it in a few days when I have more time. --MF-W {a, b} 16:13, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much! --Ochilov (talk) 22:36, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

It seems to have been imported by SPQR. Will it soon be deleted? --OWTB (talk) 13:43, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Same for Wp/gom, Wp/lrc, Wp/mai and Wy/fa. --OWTB (talk) 13:47, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah; it can be deleted. I can do it by my bot in a few days. --MF-W {a, b} 16:13, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Very good, thank you. They've remained for quite some time now, so it'd be good when they're deleted :) --OWTB (talk) 16:23, 31 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Delete and protect, please. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 15:59, 17 January 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 10:45, 18 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
You did not give me the admin rights, so please, help to handle this and look after Wp/orv, please. I am not here 24 hours a day. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 17:36, 19 January 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Adyghe Wikipedia

Hi, thanks for importing the Ady.wikipedia on its own domain. Can I request adminship localy there to help the project? Do the contibs that I have made while it was in the Incubator count? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 14:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Well yes, you can request adminship once the content is imported by putting your request on a general discussion page or maybe a specific page for "requests for adminship". Then it will be up to other contributors to comment/vote on it; who will surely also take your contributions on Incubator into account. After the request has been open for seven days, you can then request it to be closed by steward on m:SRP. --MF-W {a, b} 16:58, 12 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. I see. Thanks. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 18:33, 12 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Help please, there is a vandal that copies my request and does not speak English. I think it was him who was vandalising pages here. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 11:49, 13 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Not block. --Boxstools (talk) 11:50, 13 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
And please, protect the request page from unregistered users. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 12:28, 13 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Well, unfortunately there is only a protection level "allow only autoconfirmed users", so we have to wait for the project to be at least 4-5 days old; as before that, there can't be autoconfirmed users. --MF-W {a, b} 20:35, 13 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, I see. He is creating new accouts now and continues to vandalise. And I have a question: why aren't the interwikis working yet? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 05:22, 14 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
It takes some time for Wikidata to recognize the new wiki. If the problem persists in a few days, please report it on the phabricator report which was about the creation of the new wiki. --MF-W {a, b} 16:58, 14 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thank you. I'l wait till my request will be finished. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 17:03, 14 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
What should I do, if there are things like this? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 18:21, 14 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Report them (or block them yourself where you can) and ignore it. I think that's the only way in which they'll lose interest.. --MF-W {a, b} 22:43, 14 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thanks. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 10:56, 15 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Cheers! But I still think that it is strange about the interwikis in Adyghe Wikipedia... Ilya Drakonov (talk) 18:01, 15 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
There is now a bug about it: phabricator:T127045. --MF-W {a, b} 19:37, 16 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, hope they'l fix it fast. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 12:03, 17 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]

(talk page stalker) I wonder if we shouldn't have a policy where at least test-admins, and possibly anyone else the test-admins designate, could be marked "confirmed" on the day a project is moved. This way, we don't have this 4-5 day window. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:00, 17 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Need a little help

Hi, MF-W! I need a little help or an advice. 20 February I applied for Reviewer status in Ukrainian Wikipedia. Yesterday an admin gave it to me, but in a few hours another administrator took away the status and said "he does not now Ukrainian language good enough". It is just a manifestation of nationalism from the administrators in Ukrainian Wikipedia and it lasts for a long time. Who can help me? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 05:27, 28 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Well, you can ask the admin who gave you the rights what he thinks about his colleague's action. Otherwise is there maybe a an "administrators' noticeboard" on ukwiki where others can review it as well? --MF-W {a, b} 12:02, 28 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
No, they have a noticeboard, but it looks like the Chechen Wiki situation in 2012, it's an open nationalism in most of the administrators. There is no such thing as NPOV and if you are Russian, they think they have the right to abuse you or even say they'l block you when you tell them the've gone too far. All started in 2014, when I came to Ukrainian Wikipedia. I noticed, that all articles about Crimean cities have no word about the "Russia (de-facto)". It said only "Ukraine". I changed a few articles, making them "Russia/Ukraine" and they just blocked me for 2 weeks and then changed it for indefinite. On summer 2015 I asked my colleague from Udmurt Wikipedia to ask them to unblock me and since that time I have written more than 20 articles and made 500 edits, not taking the Crimean theme any more. Then, a weak ago I applied for Reviewer status, having 2 times more contribs than needed for it. Yesterday Maksim Pidlisnyuk gave the Reviewer and Rollbacker statuses to me, but this morning this user took them away and said that I don't now the language good enough, but I was busy yesterday and didn't even use the flags. Now, I don't know what should I do. And UkWiki has become very strange. Maybe we need the Wikimedia Community to see what's going on there.
P.S: if you want to see what means NPOV in UkWiki, see Crimea, Russia, Georgia etc. All these cases violate the basic rules of Wikipedia. Best regards, Ilya Drakonov (talk) 12:30, 28 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Also, a friend of mine from Belorussian Wikipedia is blocked there, because of changing "Ukraine" on "Ukrainian SSR" (see diff). He was right, because in the 1940-s there wasn't a Ukraine yet. He is blocked for indefinite now there, but he did not do anything bad + he is ukrainian. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 18:18, 29 February 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Well, I'm very sorry, but I personally can do nothing about it. You can consider to start a m:RFC on Meta though. --MF-W {a, b} 22:34, 29 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I see, I will think what to do next. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 12:18, 1 March 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Awadhi Wikipedia

I think its time to review Awadhi Wikipedia Project .It has significant activity and doing well since past months.- Anuraag Pandey (Reply) 07:20, 2 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Renewal of Khowar Wikipedia Test Admn

Mr@MF-Warburg: Hi, my current test-adminship year is going to be expired on February 2016. Please renew my test adminship for Wp/khw Khowar Wikpedia, Regards--Raki 08:37, 2 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Please make a request on I:A. --MF-W {a, b} 18:28, 4 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


can I protect pages?--Maathavan (talk) 16:17, 3 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

No, test-sysops can't do that. But you can request protections on I:AN. --MF-W {a, b} 18:29, 4 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Jamaican Wikipedia

Hi! I would like to ask you if it is possible to approve the Jamaican Wikipedia as we have already three Wikipedians working on the project (‎Larisamakbiin, Yocahuna, and myself). We have been creating articles everyday and we already have 752 articles so it would be Wikipedia number 246 (after Latgalian and before Zulu) out of almost 300. We have already created the logo as well, as you can see below.

Thanks for your time. --Katxis (talk) 22:06, 5 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Mass deletion

Delete everything, please. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 13:52, 6 March 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Done. --MF-W {a, b} 22:31, 6 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Also, please add the uzbek language section to MediaWiki:Edittools, including the folowing letters: Oʻ oʻ Gʻ gʻ ʼ Oʻ oʻ Gʻ gʻ for usage in Wy/uz. Always yours, Ilya Drakonov (talk) 07:51, 7 March 2016 (UTC).[reply]
Yes, please. Farsizabon (talk) 18:28, 7 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Done. --MF-W {a, b} 01:37, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
But nothing has changed. Do not have these letters. Farsizabon (talk) 18:06, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


What should I do, if a user ignores my comment and does not even answer anything? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 12:53, 8 March 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Discuss with other users of the test-wiki what they think about the users' edits (and his non-replying). If you all agree that his edits do more damage than good, send him a warning that he might be blocked if he ignores others' messages completely. --MF-W {a, b} 01:38, 9 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 13:53, 9 March 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Kabiyè Wikipedia approval

Hi, We've been working on the Kabiyè Wikipedia for about two years now, and have created 200+ articles. It would be good to know when it will be approved, and if it's not ready, what we need to do to get it to the approval stage. We're feeling kind of invisible. :) Gnangbade (talk) 21:37, 10 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

A kitten for you!

Sir, your reply is still awaited here[15]

Raki 15:56, 14 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


@MF-Warburg: please revert this edit to its original position [16] Thank you --Zaheeruddin25 (talk) 06:37, 18 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]


I don't think that anonims need to edit Wp/orv page. Ilya Drakonov (talk) 17:48, 18 March 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Agreed. --MF-W {a, b} 00:30, 19 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete all bogus redirects. Please delete all pages with language that never existed, I marked them all with deletion tag: Special:Contributions/ 05:29, 26 March 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Vandals are back, please delete, I retagged vandalisms as follows, including non-vandalistic mistakes by non-vandals: Special:Contributions/ 09:13, 15 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

hi, Kalas language kls is not appears in prefences language box how it will become appear and how i translate the templates and I want to become admin on wp/kls please make me admin, thanksKalash (talk) 15:54, 3 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

@Kalas wikipedia: what is your real name, are you native speaker of Kalasha Language? --Raki 09:22, 4 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]


@Raki; Yes, i am one of Kalasha speaker. Kalash (talk) 09:43, 4 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Approval of Wp/khw

  • My dear brother @MF-Warburg: Please look into this [17], ‎‎[18] and ‎‎[19]. This test project is very active 17 months +3 active Users and all the core messages has already been localised by me. I request you for proposal of early approval of this project. For God Sake please forward to LanCom-Thanks --Raki 15:55, 13 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]
@MF-Warburg: For God sake please request the LagCom for approval of Khowar Wikipedia--Raki 04:01, 15 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Please compare Category:Wp/olo/Voikalat and Category:Wp/krl/Voikalat (livvikse) (+ compare pages in them). The last of two categories contains pages in Livvi-Karelian (Olonets Karelian), pages in which are in its own wiki. Wp/krl should contain pages in standard/proper Karelian only. Also, "livvikse" = "in Livvi(-Karelian)".

I believe we should separate one wiki project for each individual language, if we do not want to have problems in a future. --Ghiutun 19:44, 13 April 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Jamaican Wikipedia 2

Hi! Sorry to bother but I would like to ask you if the Wikipedians working on the Jamaican Wikipedia are the ones who should move the articles to the new site or it is done by a bot. --Katxis (talk) 11:06, 6 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Don't worry, that will be done by me. --MF-W {a, b} 21:13, 6 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hi! Somebody has vandalised the Jamaican Wikipedia. I would like to take the opportunity to ask for the administrator rights as I had here. --Katxis (talk) 08:56, 8 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

For that, please make an adminship request on a general discussion page (or a specific RFA page) on the new wiki after the import is finished. You can then request admin rights on m:SRP. --MF-W {a, b} 19:02, 8 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
The import is now finished. Please report to me any pages that are still missing. Best of luck with the new wiki! --MF-W {a, b} 19:42, 8 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
(talk page stalker) It seems to me that if a project is started here at Incubator and is then approved and moved out, any test administrators working on the project here ought to start out automatically with at least a finite term as administrator on the new project. It could be three or six months, or it could be to the date that the test-admin rights would have expired here. But otherwise any new project has an immediate vulnerability to vandals. I've got to believe that a test-admin that worked to develop a project to approval is going to pay more attention to defending his/her wiki than the small-wiki monitoring team, with all due respect to them. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:40, 9 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
A few years ago we (Incubator admins) wanted this to be made policy. However, back then, it was rejected by stewards (I was not yet one). Nothing however prevents stewards from giving temporary adminship on a new project after only a request on SRP without local RFA. Sometimes such are accepted, sometimes rejected (I prefer to not act on them for obvious conflict of interest). It's therefore the best and easiest to start a local RFA and link to it on m:SRP at the same time. --MF-W {a, b} 18:58, 9 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
In our Wikipedia, the only one who has a bit of wiki knowledge is me, that's the reason why I asked to be the administrator. Besides that, I would like to ask for help regarding templates like this that doesn't open and why I can't add interwikis. Katxis (talk) 19:57, 9 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
This is already mentioned on the bug: phabricator:T134017#2277505. --MF-W {a, b} 20:47, 9 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. Either generally or for our specific projects (Wt/lad, Wb/lad), can you add the Hebrew alphabet group from User talk:StevenJ81 into Edittools? We do sometimes have Hebrew-script pages in Ladino, so this would be quite helpful to us. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:55, 11 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

User:StevenJ81: Sorry for the delay. It is now added. --MF-W {a, b} 22:35, 24 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you very much. No worries on the delay.
If that set is available generally (as opposed to just on the Ladino projects) you might prefer to simply label it "Hebrew" rather than "Alefbet ebreo", since most of the sets are labeled in English. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:40, 24 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]
You're right, I changed it. --MF-W {a, b} 11:12, 25 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hello, first of all, thanks for protecting that page. However, the IP range used by a LTA is already globally blocked by a steward, and I think protection is not necessary anymore. Can you unprotect that page please? Thanks, Pokéfan95 (talk) 12:25, 26 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Follow-up to our discussion

OK. I left him a note on his talk page (in the section you started). I went through his contribs and found one page to SD for BLP violation (check the maintenance category).

More to the point, though, on 29 May he made nearly 100 page creations for potential new project pages (i.e., [[Wx/xxx]] pages). As far as I know, there are no requests at Meta, and no real work going on within these tests. So these pages are just disruptive and clogging up the system, as far as I can tell. I think he did it because he could, but for no other reason.

Finally, though, it occurred to me as I was writing to him: I can't actually find a copy of any of the pillar policies (NPOV, BLP, AGF, etc.) on Incubator at all. I think people like you and me who are veterans around Wikimedia projects understand that they apply everywhere and always. And it just feels unlikely that a complete newbie would come to Incubator before participating at other projects, but you never know, right? And maybe a complete newbie doesn't understand the basic rules around here.

We should probably add something like the following to I:Policy, after due discussion on the community portal, of course:

  • Unless otherwise specified within a test, the general policies and guidelines that apply to the English-language version of the given project apply to the test project. Test-admins (where appropriate) or Incubator administrators and bureaucrats will fill all roles and responsibilities not fully supported here (like ArbComs and such).
  • Test projects may choose to use the version of a general policy adapted by an existing, different-language project, especially if it is likely to be closer than English on its language cascade. (Examples: Haitian creole using French, Ladino using Spanish.) If so, that requires at least a notice on a policy page of a test project.
  • Test projects may further adapt policy to their own specific requirements. Such an adaptation requires (a) the on-wiki consensus of the test community, and (b) acknowledgement by Incubator admins/'crats that the adaptations do not violate the broad rules of Wikimedia projects.

Just my thoughts... StevenJ81 (talk) 14:36, 3 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The wx/xxx pages are not disruptive as one of my interests is foreign languages and me and my friends will work on them! --CasetteTapeMaster (talk)
You and your friends cannot create 100 meaningful tests here. If you are really that talented in languages, pick 5 to 10 tests and do them well.
You are not permitted to remove a deletion notice from a page you create. You may separately request that the deletion not happen, but you cannot remove my request. And unless you are in fact the person whom you named over on that page, stating that the person is associated with TOHS inherently becomes a BLP violation, because it provides unsourced real-life information about an individual who is not notable (and therefore does not deserve to be in an encyclopedia). StevenJ81 (talk) 16:36, 3 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Your idea has a good intention, however I fear in this way it would be too complicated; especially when "taking over" enwiki's policies which are too complex for small projects in the size of test-wikis. But it makes sense to have a page or several ones for describing the basic rules of the "five pillars". --MF-W {a, b} 17:00, 10 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

OS Request

Hi, and thanks for taking care of this situation. As a follow-up: as a steward you have OS, right? I would recommend that you OS the nine contributions prior to mine on Incubator:Community Portal. They contain the same BLP violations we have discussed previously. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 12:49, 5 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Well, as a steward, I can use OS on all wikis which don't have local oversighters or which are not my homewikis. So I can't do it here. However I think for this case, a simple version deletion is sufficient (I'm not even sure whether these people are real or not). --MF-W {a, b} 16:56, 10 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
My friends are totally real! -- 23:37, 13 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]


[20] + Wp/ady + Wp/jam ;)

If time is short to you, I can do it manually too. Especially those that are here since 2014 are a thorn in my eye :P --OWTB (talk) 15:34, 6 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

3x done! --MF-W {a, b} 16:53, 10 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
You are great, thanks :P A few pages are left though: [21] and [22]. Are they still to be imported? --OWTB (talk) 17:03, 10 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
No, just a test whether you'll check ;) Now deleted. --MF-W {a, b} 22:58, 10 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Hahahaha, very good :P --OWTB (talk) 07:23, 11 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Redundant pipes left behind after import

Since the content of jam: is almost readable to a native English speaker (/reader), I have been doing a lot of "cleanup" work in that wiki since it was imported from the Incubator. It took me a long time to figure out that the huge number of "redundantly-piped" links that I've been fixing over there were probably all a result of links like


being auto-converted to links like


during the importing process. Assuming this is true, shouldn't such "redundant" piped links be converted "all the way" to


instead? I guess this is the first time I've ever actually checked the articles of a local wiki after its content was imported from the Incubator, so I don't know if this "problem" I'm pointing out is typical or whether something went wrong this time. - dcljr (talk) 11:36, 18 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

This is a usual occurence. The links can be fixed or not, as it has no effect on whether the link works or not. --MF-W {a, b} 14:45, 18 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
True, but it can be confusing to editors, and on some pages the duplication can almost double the size of the wiki source text! :) BTW, what I meant was: can this not be fixed automatically before/during importing? - dcljr (talk) 15:10, 18 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I can try to do that next time when I import. --MF-W {a, b} 18:44, 18 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Please see my latest comment at User talk:SPQRobin#Importing into tcywiki. - dcljr (talk) 06:53, 26 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Ingush Wikipedia

Hi! What do you think about the Wp/inh? When can it open? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 06:22, 21 June 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Hello, dear MF-Warburg. We have the some volunteers for Ingush Wikipedia. We have been working for the past few months. And will continue to work as well. If you have enough time, PLEASE glance at Wp/inh status. Thank you so much! Regards, Adam-Yourist (talk) 04:11, 12 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Help us..pleeease ) ElizaMag (talk) 18:51, 25 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Disable Special:FeedbackDashboard/1295 an both Rachitrali. 05:47, 4 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The account is already blocked. --MF-W {a, b} 11:12, 4 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Sothern Luri Wikipedia

Hi! im setenlya, i worked on northern Luri wikipedia 3 years ago and this is my new profile! There is a problem in Southern Luri test wikipedia. A user (Ali Saki) try to force his self-made writing system, and only he can read what he write! he is not a southern Luri native, he is from Azna, lorestan province(According to his own words), that it's not a part of southern area. As a southern Luri native i want to stop this Vandalism. He said to me: "i don't Know southern Luri, help me!!", How this guy can write for southern Luri wikipedia, when he does not know it??! Please help to keep safe this wikipedia from a self-made language and a self-made writing system. I'll try my best to keep safe my language from a danger like this.

Thank you

--Setenly (talk) 03:28, 11 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Requests related to Wp/grc

  • Original section title: [23]

Wp/grc can protect. 16:00, 14 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

And why? --MF-W {a, b} 23:32, 14 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  • Original section title: [24]

Block 12 hours. 11:02, 16 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

And why? --MF-W {a, b} 16:41, 16 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Name: Wp/grc abuse action == "edit" & !"autoconfirmed" in user_groups article_prefixedtext == "Wp/grc/Σερβία" & edit_delta < -1000 & user_editcount < 100

Trigger these actions after giving the user a warning Prevent the user from performing the action in question — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (discussioncontribs).

Can you lock editing for IP/anons on Wp/grc/Σερβία please? I have applied a 2 hour ban but it is almost certain that the IP will return with the same intent again. There has been edit warring for some time now that has to do with inserting a picture of the country (Serbia, including Kosovo). The image has been removed so that the issue dies down, but the IP is bent on having it in there, either directly or via proxy. Also the IP went on inserting false information in my own profile page too. Gts-tg (talk) 05:29, 18 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

What is the advantage of an abusefilter over a protection? --MF-W {a, b} 15:28, 18 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
The abusefilter was not requested by me but by the one of the offending IPs (no idea why, I've now added the unsigned template to the previous msg above to disambiguate). I just happened to notice that he has been contacting you lately, and I joined in to provide my feedback and request lock protection for the issue at hand. Gts-tg (talk) 17:47, 18 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Oh, I see. I have now protected the page. --MF-W {a, b} 00:02, 19 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Check I:A

Hello Mr Warburg! Please check my test wiki adminship request and see if I can be granted the right. Thanks! Best regards, LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 13:37, 19 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

And please protect Wq/yue/頭版 and all the pages in Category:Wq/yue/頭版模 (just let autoconfirmed-users to edit them) as the Main Page of Wikiquote Cantonese consists of them. They may attract vandals. Thanks! LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 13:45, 19 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Test-adminship requests run at least 5 days. So you need to have patience about that.
I see no need to protect these pages if there is currently no vandalism on them. --MF-W {a, b} 17:02, 19 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Mr Warburg! I would like to ask whether the day of application for test-wiki-adminship counted in the 5 days of running? LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 15:35, 21 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Hi! I would like to ask if you mind to grant me the test wiki admin right? LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 03:19, 23 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Would you mind granting me the rights? I:A LC 粵維語錄、粵維辭典啟動! 08:46, 28 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Done now. --MF-W {a, b} 03:25, 29 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I saw you were involved in discussions in 2013 about Wikivoyage forks. Would the Wikitravel datadumps still be of interest? These are new, I'm doing them now. Just finished Esperanto in a test run, about 30 Mb uncompressed. They'll be archived here. But I figured they could be used to jump start some of the editions that are here on incubator now? When you reply could you tag me so I get a notification? I'm not active on these parts, thanks Acer (talk) 23:35, 3 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hello User:Acer. At the moment it seems like there is no interest in developing Wikivoyage in these languages; therefore in my opinion it would make no sense to import the dumps. However if interest in one of the languages rises again, the users can surely use them and will find them helpful. --MF-W {a, b} 21:52, 7 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I'll see if I can recruit some volunteers over at jaWP at least. The Japanese edition of Wikitravel is the only one besides English that is still reasonably active so there's demand for it. I feel we might be in a kind of chicken and egg situation. I'll let you know if I get any takers, thanks Acer (talk) 09:49, 9 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

All done. Here's the complete WT dump. All languages Acer (talk) 12:26, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. --MF-W {a, b} 22:58, 11 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

My old account WKDx417 had robbed.

Hello. Mr Warburg! Now I use the new account to tell you. My old account, WKDx417, was INACCESSIBLE since mid-August 2016. It just compromised. (see special:diff/3894399). Should User:WKDx417 be indef blocked? --PQ77wd (talk) 09:17, 19 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Do you want to say that this edit was done by someone else than you? Also, is there any proof that the account was compromised or did you only lose the password? --MF-W {a, b} 22:18, 19 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
You misunderstand this. I said was NOT special:diff/3834054, The correct one is special:diff/3894399. (Excuse me! special:diff/3834054 was I have typed too fast and mistaken the next early edits.). To get back to the point: I tell the detailed circumstances for my old account, WKDx417 was inaccessible. My old account, WKDx417, can access to all wikis on early-August. Unfortunely, when I logged in my old account WKDx417 to all wikis, I have seen my account have already posted a plenty of sports person in Wikimedia Commons (see here and there. I won't post these photos like this.) and any wikis become worse and worse (Normally, My old account never been like this). When I use the account , WKDx417 and his correct password to login again on mid-August. The wiki login page told my username and password error. I suspect that my old account WKDx417 have robbed. Due to my new account first come at here on September 2016. So I just tell you my old account is WKDx417. Now I make the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT in my page. --PQ77wd (talk) 00:41, 20 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok. As long as your old account doesn't edit here, I don't think anything needs to be done. --MF-W {a, b} 21:16, 21 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Import to Finnish Wikivoyage

Hello, can you import Finnish Wikitravel dumps to the Finnish Wikivoyage Incubator? Or can you give me rights to do the importing? --Kulmalukko (talk) 18:18, 23 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

There are over 3000 pages in the dump, and many of them are templates, talk pages, user pages, etc. I guess there will also be conflicts with existing Incubator page titles. How should this be solved? --MF-W {a, b} 01:22, 6 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
User:Kulmalukko I can provide a customized XML which can address these concerns by removing anything that is not wanted/causes issues. I have an upcoming exam at the end of the month but after that I can get to it. Acer (talk) 14:44, 7 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, Acer. --Kulmalukko (talk) 20:15, 7 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
It is difficult and error-prone to import pages into Incubator, because all page titles and preferably all links would need to have "Wy/fi/" added to it. If this is done to the XML file, then it could indeed be imported. However, depending on how active the test wiki is and the former Wikitravel was, we could also just approve and directly import it to there... SPQRobin (talk) 16:18, 9 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Then it is better to create the Fi Wikivoyage and put Wikitravel content in there. The original Fi Wikitravel was active, and the Fi Wikivoyage status have been approved for a few years. (If I understood correctly, Fi Wikivoyage should have been created years ago, with no need to work with Incubator.) --Kulmalukko (talk) 19:20, 9 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Currently there are 21 language editions over at Wikitravel. We have 17 Wikivoyages. 13 of these exist in both projects. 4 are unique to Wikivoyage (Vietnamese, Greek, Ukrainian and Persian -last to be created, 2 years ago). Finally, 8 languages are Wikitravel-only at the moment, though they have all been started in Incubator except for Catalan. I'll list them below with their current status. All projects for which there were database dumps available at the time of the migration in 2013 were fast-tracked and approved. Wikitravel then disabled their API and dumps for some editions could not be generated. These are now available for all languages.

  • Finnish (approved and currently active)
  • Japanese (approved)
  • Hungarian (approved}
  • Esperanto (verified as eligible and currently active)
  • Arabic (verified as eligible and currently active)
  • Hindi (verified as eligible and currently active)
  • Korean (verified as eligible)
  • Catalan (not requested)

Considering that the dumps are now available, can we fast-track the other languages like it was done last time? Move them to that separate Wikivoyage section? And get the active ones started? It's been two years since the last Wikivoyage edition was launched, it would be great if we could get Finnish, Esperanto, Arabic and maybe Hindi started by merging the dumps with the new content from the Incubator. Maybe arrange for the new languages to be advertised with page-banners at their respective Wikipedias. If all four launch at the same time maybe I can even get something into the Signpost. PS: MF-Warburg, feel free to move this discussion someplace else if you don't want to host it here, don't want to hijack your talk page Acer (talk) 15:26, 10 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The situation is/was a bit more complicated. I wrote a summary some years ago on Incubator:Wikivoyage_import. Basically, Finnish, Hungarian and Japanese should have been created, but when we got to them (the others were done first because there was hardly any interest by users in these), there was no possibility anymore for importing them. Now that we have these dumps available (or will soon have them available as you are planning to create a "clean" version of the Finnish file), we can create new subdomains and import them. However I'd prefer to not do this if there is not at least someone interested in it, otherwise we will end up with large unmaintained wikis. For Finnish, there is of course interest. - The other languages should be approved if and when they meet the test-wiki activity requirements on Incubator, unless it turns out that in reality, they had much more than "no meaningful content". - Doesn't the Signpost report about all new projects anymore? --MF-W {a, b} 14:52, 11 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, I take the point about meaningful content. I hadn't considered that. As mentioned by Robin below, Esperanto WT indeed doesn't seem to have anything useful. I'll check the others later on. But even without considering the dumps, can you take a look at Arabic? Have they met the requirements? There was a question about it on the langcom talk page last month but it never got answered. Regarding the signpost, it writes a small note about new projects but I was thinking of something more visible like a feature on the current status of Wikivoyage. As for the XML's I'll start working on them after the 23rd this month. Shouldn't take long to clean them up. Acer (talk) 00:12, 14 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
The Arabian Wikivoyage test doesn't yet have a long enough continuous activity for approval. --MF-W {a, b} 11:23, 17 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
It would be great if the Esperanto Wikivoyage could get started soon on its own domain. But I don't think it would be a good idea to merge the Wikitravel dump. There are only 505 pages on the Esperanto Wikitravel and most of them are empty pages with only one single line '''NameOfCity''' estas en [[NameOfCountry]]., you can see this for yourself by clicking a few times on "Hazarda paĝo" (Random page). The Esperanto Wikitravel even contains spam on a few pages, the last edit was in October 2015 and there were only 7 edits in 2015. Robin van der Vliet (talk) 15:15, 13 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

FI WT import tasks

User:Kulmalukko User:SPQRobin Ok, I'm back and started working on this. Right now I'm doing a new dump of fi-Wikitravel so we have the latest edits. It'ĺl be finished in about an hour. After that I'll start the clean up. I propose we import straight to and the existing material on incubator can be added in manually afterwards. I'll list the clean up tasks below, if anyone thinks of anything else just add to the list and I'll get to it. I expect to have the final, cleaned up XML ready for import by the end of the week.

XML clean-up tasks:

  • add the following to every edit for attribution: - Import from
  • Add WT prefix to usernames in history and to existing user pages. (to avoid conflicts with existing Wikimedia usernames)
  • Change WT namespace to WV.
  • Rename policy pages/templates when necessary.

That's everything I can think of. Acer (talk) 15:02, 1 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Sounds good. --Kulmalukko (talk) 17:51, 1 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Can you clarify the first point? Where will "Import from" be added?
I think user pages don't need to be imported at all. I also wonder about the WT namespace; especially with regard to policies it might be better if the community develops it itself instead of having all the previous stuff there which may or may not be valid anymore. --MF-W {a, b} 12:01, 4 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding the first point, I meant like this. Every revision imported from WT will be marked as such for attribution.
I checked the numbers, there are 108 pages in Wikitravel namespace. 104 user pages and ~450 user talk pages. I have already renamed all user pages to "(WT-fi) username" to avoid conflicts but I can have them removed if you prefer. I'd like to keep the user talk pages though since they might contain useful discussions about the articles.
Regarding the WT namespace/policy pages, some seem to be translations from EnWT which were imported to EnWV and haven't really changed much since. There's a full list here. That said, not speaking Finnish, I can't really comment on their usefulness/relevance nor decide which ones to keep or not. So we either keep everything or remove everything. Considering that there are only ~100 pages, maybe we can import them and afterwards User:Kulmalukko can check and remove the outdated ones? Acer (talk) 19:40, 4 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Yes, import those pages. (Anyway Finnish users have to check them and maybe add manually corresponding content from incubator.) --Kulmalukko (talk) 20:32, 4 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Yes I agree with Kulmalukko that all of those project pages can be imported. It's not too much work to later check them out and delete unneeded pages. --Stryn (talk) 16:47, 7 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Alright, sorry for the delay, had a nasty bit of food poisoning. All better now, and the dump is finished and ready for import, you can get it here It's a 3.5mb 7zip but it unpacks to over 300mb. There were a few things I didn't do, like removing the Wikitravel Shared (their version of Commons) category from pages as I didn't want to mess up the history, but it should be easy enough to remove them with a bot. I kept the policy pages as requested. If I missed anything, let me know Acer (talk) 16:09, 10 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the dump. When is the Fi Wikivoyage published and the dump imported to it, User:MF-Warburg? --Kulmalukko (talk) 16:38, 10 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry for the delay from me as well. Thanks user:Acer for the dump. - user:Kulmalukko: I will track the further progress of the wiki creation at m:Requests_for_new_languages/Wikivoyage_Finnish#Progress. For now please check whether the settings there are still the desired ones. --MF-W {a, b} 04:39, 16 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Great! Thank you for moving this forward. PS: I took the liberty of fixing that link for you Acer (talk) 08:50, 16 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

FYI, I've just re-uploaded the dump file to fix a page title issue. I've updated the download link above. Acer (talk) 09:33, 16 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

An idea of improve {{test wiki}}

Hello, I have an idea of improve {{test wiki}}, if you use the following source code for “Recent changes” link, it would link to mobile page when you view on your phone.

* [{{fullurl:Special:RecentChanges}}?&limit=250&days=20&testwiki={{PAGENAME}} {{int:recentchanges}}]

Great Brightstar (talk) 09:23, 7 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I tried to insert it but it breaks the template ([25]). --MF-W {a, b} 14:34, 11 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Our recent email discussion

There are still some edits left over from that situation. Would you like me to clean them up, or would you prefer to do that yourself? StevenJ81 (talk) 18:50, 14 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I thought all objectionable edits were undone, but if that is not the case, please feel free to clean them up. --MF-W {a, b} 02:55, 15 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

"Main page" of a test

Hi, MF-W. I've been wondering/wanting to fix something, and hope you can help. Incubator has a setting allowing a user to set a "home" test project, and provides links to the "Main page", "Recent changes" and "Random page" from that particular test project. But I get an odd result with Wt/lad, which is my own "home" test project. So, for example, if I change my test project settings appropriately, the "Main page" can link to

But if my test project is set to Wt/lad, I get Wt/lad and not Wt/lad/La Hoja Primera. Any thoughts why this might be? Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:58, 29 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

I would guess that Special:MyMainPage takes the Main Page name from MediaWiki:Mainpage/lad, and falls back to Wt/lad since Wt/lad/La Primera Hoja doesn't exist. --MF-W {a, b} 23:30, 29 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
That was exactly it. Thanks. All fixed. StevenJ81 (talk) 23:59, 29 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
(Mind you, why we're not using consistent names I don't entirely know. But I'm leaving that to the actual Ladino experts on the projects.) StevenJ81 (talk) 00:00, 30 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Ingush Wikipedia

Hi there! I would like to ask when will the Ingush Wikipedia can open? We have translated everything and the activity is really good. Is there something else that we should do? Ilya Drakonov (talk) 11:44, 3 December 2016 (UTC).[reply]

Hi, I have proposed the approval of Ingush Wikipedia in the language committee. We will now deliberate on it and search verification of the content from a linguistic viewpoint etc. In the meantime, please continue to edit. You could also check whether the settings indicated on m:Requests_for_new_languages/Wikipedia_Ingush are the correct ones. --MF-W {a, b} 23:41, 3 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. The settings are OK. We are ready and will continue editing. Cheers, Ilya Drakonov (talk) 11:36, 5 December 2016 (UTC).[reply]


See Wp/emo. I wanted to delete this empty test because the ISO code was retired. But I thought it worthwhile to leave some information behind. When I used the non-prefixed {{Soft redirect}}, I got an error message at the top of the page, and membership in five or six maintenance categories. So for now I actually created a prefixed template. But ... is there a way for an admin to suppress that behavior? StevenJ81 (talk) 17:29, 5 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

{{use prefixed copy}} would need to be changed in order to not work on info pages. However, in this case it's anyway better to use {{retired code}}. --MF-W {a, b} 17:39, 5 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:41, 5 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Have you forgotten to say you're done importing to the Finnish Wikivoyage? Or are you really not done yet? - dcljr (talk) 07:47, 7 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

(For the record, this was answered at fi:voy:Keskustelu_käyttäjästä:Kulmalukko#Copying. --MF-W {a, b} 08:04, 12 December 2016 (UTC))[reply]

Items to bring to the attention of the LC

Hi, MF-W. Aside from my lengthy (sorry) descriptions at I:AN, here are a couple of items that I think just require some attention from the Language Committee directly. More may follow over time; don't disturb your holidays over them:

  • The perpetually open conversion als > gsw
  • A similar conversion arc > syc for Syriac Wikipedia. (It's officially called Aramaic Wikipedia at Meta, which would demand arc. But it describes itself as Syriac Wikipedia on its main page.)
  • Lingwa de planeta Wiktionary. The test has pretty substantial content in it. There has been a request open at the Language Committee for a while, which was left open because an application for an ISO code was pending. Well, that application was rejected, and as far as I can tell nothing else is pending. So in theory, at least, LC should reject this request, and then we should archive and delete the test. Up to you and the LC; I'm just nudging a little.

I think there are a couple of other tests in similar conditions. As I go back through the categories I'll let you know. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:17, 19 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks. For simplicity, I'll put answers in-line under your comments. --MF-W {a, b} 12:32, 20 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]