User:UKoch

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de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-4 This user can contribute with a near-native level of English.
fr-2 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau intermédiaire en français.
sv-1 Denna användare har grundläggande kunskaper i svenska.
es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
eo-1 Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.
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I'm a German computer scientist and computational linguist. I use the same nickname on several other Wikipedias, but I'm really active only on the German-language and English-language ones.

Unified login: UKoch is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.

The Wikimedia Foundation's behavior towards the project communities[edit]

The community of the German-language Wikipedia voted in favor of making the Media Viewer opt-in. (There were also RfC's on this WP and on Commons.) The Wikimedia Foundation said they would not honor that decision. Two German admins wheel-warred over the complete deactivation of the Media Viewer on the German-language Wikipedia (which was not covered by the above-mentioned poll), A Wikimedia Germany employee used the hastily implemented superprotect feature to decide the wheel war in favor of the Foundation. The Board was OK with that. So I refrained from making article edits for a week, to help remind the Foundation of whose work raises the money that pays their wages. In case anyone of them is willing to listen:

  • Don't use us as your beta (actually, alpha) testers without even asking us first.
  • Honor community decisions.
  • Remove the superprotect feature.

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Useful stuff[edit]

  • … 12–14 p.m.

Participation[edit]