User talk:Allenjambalaya

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Tagalog help needed[edit]

Hello Allen, I'm contacting you because we need some Tagalog translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on tl.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Tagalog Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 18:13, 2 September 2013 (UTC

I don't know if I can help. I'm a native Tagalog speaker but I'm more comfortable using English version of Wikipedia. Maybe I can translate a personal message for Tagalog Wikipedians. I can do that. Thanks for inviting me. Just hit me if you need more help. Allenjambalaya (talk) 05:52, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Allen, thanks so much for helping out. If you could, here is my message to the Tagalog wikipedians:
Greetings Tagalog Wikipedia editors from the Wikimedia Foundation. I am posting to let you know about the VisualEditor (VE) editing interface. It is a new, visual way to edit Wikipedia. We would like to deploy VE on the Tagalog Wikipedia soon, and I would like to get Tagalog editors' opinions on the new platform. To test VE, you can enable it by going to "Preferences" "Editing" --> "enable Visual Editor". We welcome your feedback, and would like to know about any problems or "bugs" experienced on tl.wiki. Several other wikis are part of a rollout on September 24, we would like to add Tagalog to the list but would like to hear from the editing community here first. After the rollout, the button for the new editor will be displayed side-by-side with the button to edit using wikitext. Thank you for your comments, and happy editing, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 02:20, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Okay, Tagalog message translation here (though I used some Tagalog-English for clearer emphasis):
"Mabuhay, Tagalog Wikipedia editors! Mula sa Pundasyong Wikimedia, nandito ako para ipagbigay alam ang tungkol sa VisualEditor(VE) editing interface. Ito ay isang bago at "bisuwal" na paraan na baguhin ang Wikipedia. Nais naming palawigin ang VE sa Tagalog Wikipedia sa madaling panahon, at nais kong tipunin ang opinyon ng mga pagnugot na Tagalog sa bagong plataporma. Para subukan ang VE, maaari mong subukan ito sa pamamagitan ng pagpunta sa "Mga nais ko" "May binabago" --> "Paganahin ang VisualEditor". Bukas kami sa inyong mga komento, at nais naming malaman kung sakaling mayroong mga problema o "bugs" na mararanasan sa tl.wiki. Ang iba't-iba pang mga wiki ay bahagi ng rollout sa Setyembre 24, at kinalulugod naming idagdag ang Tagalog sa listahan ngunit nais muna naming marinig sa komunidad ng mga patnugot dito. Pagkatapos ng rollout, ang pindutan para sa mga baguhang editor ay ipapakita na katabi ng pindutan sa pagbabago (o editing button) gamit ang wikitext. Salamat sa inyong mga komento at maligayang pag-edit." Allenjambalaya (talk) 02:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Allenjambalaya, thanks for the very quick response, and I appreciate the difficulty in translating some of these terms. Excellent work. I have posted to the Cafe on tl.wiki - let me know if there is another noticeboard where it would be important to post. PEarley (WMF) (talk) 03:09, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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Your submission at AfC Alekhine Nouri was accepted[edit]

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The article has been assessed as Stub-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

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Revolutions of 1989 online Wikipedia challenge[edit]

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Hello, Allenjambalaya! We are looking for editors to join the Europeana 1989 challenge, a multilingual Wikipedia Challenge where all of the participants are invited to improve Wikipedia articles related to the European Revolutions of 1989 in their own language. We have selected a short list of topics that may be improved or translated. As you have already edited some of the listed articles, we thought you might be interested, and accept the challenge. Hope that you will join us. Thanks!!!

--Kippelboy (talk) 15:22, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Alexandra Larsson, January 2013.jpg[edit]

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Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Allenjambalaya. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

       Sent via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Got it. Thanks! Allenjambalaya (talk) 06:26, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Anytime!--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 10:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

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The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Articles for creation for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (shout) @ 20:34, 4 January 2015 (UTC)