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Hello, Jean-Frédéric, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Re: Interwikis in Templates[edit]

I understand. I wasn't sure why they were in there in the first place, now I know. Thanks, Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 01:29, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

The WPVG Newsletter (February 2009)[edit]

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The WPVG Newsletter (March 2009)[edit]

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A note regarding the WPVG Newsletter[edit]

Due to an apparent lack of interest, the WPVG Newsletter will be switching from a monthly publication schedule to a quarterly one. The next issue be delivered on July 1, 2009, and will pertain to the second quarter of the calendar year. If you have any comments regarding this, or suggestions to improve the newsletter, please post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games/Newsletter.

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Nice find![edit]

Well done finding the Kullman image. I made it display a little smaller so that it does not dominate the rest of the article. – ukexpat (talk) 22:37, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

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Request regarding commons[edit]

Hi. I noticed that you are an administrator on Commons, so I decided to apply to you with this request. My commons account is blocked for several days and nobody responds to my unblock request. Could you please address the issue here. Thank you very much in advance. -- Ashot  (talk) 16:03, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

This problem has already been resolved. -- Ashot  (talk) 17:58, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

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The Signpost[edit]

Hi Jean-Frédéric: thanks heaps for your story on the BnF. I've just copy-edited it. My impression is that it's very very technical. I wonder whether it's possible to bring it down a notch or two—through brief explanations or substitutions of the abbreviated items—so tech-dummies like me can get a sense of the basic technical challenges, achievements, etc. I can go through it again if you want to leave inline suggestions next to mine, or whatever you feel is easiest for you. Tony (talk) 12:15, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Tony,
Thanks for the copy-editing : as I am not a native, I’m sure it needed a good prose polishing!
Being so much involved in the project, I do not find it that technical. I mean, it could have been worse: the technical report we are writing at the moment is already 16-pages long ;-). But I do trust your judgement on that.
The thing is, this is really an update on the technical part, which is now finished after five months. The 'political' part is done since April, and there is nothing fancy happening on the Wikisource end: they are, well, proofreading stuff, as usual. (If we hit someday some milestone, I'll get back to the Signpost to see if this can be of interest).
There was really no technical challenge in this final, August part (just some time to spend). Maybe it is why we did that that would be of interest? I am not sure what I can do to make it a better story, so maybe you can improve it with the following?
  • TIFF files : DjVu is the format used by Wikisource. To be proofread, books just have to be in that format. But it appeared to us that it would be good practice to save the original, unaltered files that we were entrusted with, otherwise they would be lost forever. Especially since there really is a huge quality loss in the conversion process.
  • extraction : When we realised we could do it, we though it would be very cool :-p (now that sounds so geeky!). There is no easy way to do that afterwards except for contributors to download the big, multi-page book, use some obscure software to cut the images, etc. Wikisource folks are bent into making the exact same final book, and we also thought that some illustrations could be of interest for all projects. It was meant to do the most of this partnership, for other people (eg WP editors) with different material (images instead of books).
As for "relative interest", I was not sure how to put it. We extracted many stuff like the library stamping of the books or the like (which were not part of the original books). I though this was useless, but a Wikisource friend was all like "Are you kidding? I want this!". So what I am trying to say is that type of illustrations may not sound awesome like portraits of maps, but that they really are interesting for some.
As for the end : as at first we believed we would just upload all the stuff, we did not think of any communication channel. The image files are stacked on my computer and somewhere on the Toolserver. Users can ask us on a per-book basis, and we send the files by e-mail, so it is already "possible". But it would be more convenient to have files freely accessible (that is what we are investigating).
I am not sure I help you that much, but let me know if I can be of more help.
Jean-Fred (talk) 08:52, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
Do you know the WP.fr equivalent page to our featured article candidates page? We are looking for foreign WPians who speak English pretty well and come from similar processes. The idea is to invite them, every so often, to be our judge for Choice of the week. My French is not very good, and it takes a while to get to know who's suitable to ask. If you know, please buzz me by email. Tony (talk) 12:37, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Congrats...[edit]

Gee, the French project sure has been in the news a lot lately =) Look here, now they broke 1,000,000 articles! Congrats: anything you want to add to the Signpost story? ResMar 02:31, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 18:41, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

SP article[edit]

Thx. I can integrate those points later; are you inserting the final instalment of the article? Tony (talk) 13:39, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

I see also that Reaper Eternal and SMasters have been copy-editing the text (I put in a plea at the Guild of Copy Editors). You might let them know when you've done the rest, because I'll be asleep. You could even name them ... "Jean-Frederic, with X and Y", at the top, depending on whether they contribute enough. It's very nice of them to help!

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Newsletter Newbies v.s. Patrollers comment[edit]

The Following Is Aimed At The English Version of Wikipedia ONLY!

As a former contributor I would like to comment on the Newbies vs Patrollers article you co-authored. Being there is not a discussion page on the Newsletter, nor a readily found e-mail address for you, I have posted it here for you to do with it what you may find appropriate.

The term patrollers is an interesting one, one I have not heard before. Usually I hear the Wiki police or worse! At any rate, this article hit home with me as back in the infancy of Wikipedia I worked on many articles and enjoyed doing so. But things took an ugly turn in 2003, after many edits and contributions and on my 9th article, I ran into a so-called patroller who bounced in and deleted all of my work sans one sentence, claiming non-neutrality. I was a bit taken back by this but being everything was referenced, I reinstated the bulk of the article and did several edits to be certain it was above and beyond neutral. Upon awakening the next day I found my article had been reduced to one short paragraph, no explanation given. So I reverted it, this was followed by the patroller removing the same and in the Talk page, claimed it was a cut and paste! I had enough at that point and I vowed publicly in the dicussion page not to contribute another thing until somebody reigned in this overzealous nutjob. I then started reading various Talk/Discussion pages and found this was becoming a fairly common attitude toward contributors by Wiki police, they swooped in and were making mass deletions, giving their version of the rules for a reason and move on to hit other articles in the same manner. I filed several complaints and in general was told the process would all change shortly with the addition of new rules and oversight.

Unfortunately I still see this behavior repeated daily. The behavior really is not up for debate, it is a cold hard fact, many of your so called patrollers have a very ugly disposition when it comes to edits and additions to some articles. (I say some articles as there are articles out there that have not a single reference in their entirety and have remained that way since 2009 with not a single patroller doing a thing about it, but this is straying from the topic at hand.) Many patrollers have gone beyond the appearance of being newbie adverse and are just flat out newbie intolerant. The patrollers I am referring to take an I am right and you are not even worthy of contributing attitude. They seem to hide behind the shield of long-established editor. They nit-pick a new contributer to the point they will never attempt another article again. After being treated this way myself it soured me from ever contributing again, and even soured me from using Wikipedia at all for years. After 3 or 4 years had passed since my incident, I returned to see how things had progressed, figuring it must have changed or Wikipedia was doomed to fail. Instead I found the nastiness had worsened, and out and out arguments were prevalent in discussion pages. Civility is part of Wikipedia's code of conduct, yet there were plenty of blatant examples of patrollers or whatever you want to call the core group of editors who monitor changes, being far from civil. One can find comical examples/references to this in the Discussion Page under Wikipedia:Civility.

Years later, (present day)it has not changed, if a patroller gets a whiff of a newbie working on a new or existing article, they seem to purposefully berate the newbie, intimidation appears to be the goal. Instead it should be more of an educational process, guiding and assuming the newbie really wants to help and is not out to buck the system. To point this out to a long-established editor or patroller usually results in a feel free to report me comment, which in my experience results in receiving a awkwardly worded explanation of personalities sometimes clash, which is an unacceptable form of saying some of our editors may appear to be uncivil, or the laughable suggestion to ignore the offending party! This leads to the appearance of civility being enforced for some and not others.

I personally do not even log in anymore unless I am filing a complaint, and as I mentioned previously, certainly do not edit or contribute directly. I do sometimes point out grievous errors through the Talk pages and explain I will not edit but rather point out what could or should be edited. This is due to fear of recognition as a contributor in the past and I do not want to be associated with what is often described as the Wiki Nazis, and no I am not making up that ugly label, I hear it often. So to sum it up here, I am glad you have had a discussion about the Newbies vs Patrollers, but you and the staff need to take a harder look at what goes on behind the scenes, specifically in the Talk pages. It is often an ugly battle, and for the record, there are indeed exceptions, some patrollers do try to help but it is rare, at least in the English Wikipedia. I do not expect a reply, and since moving very recently (last week) my IP address has changed so a reply to my IP's Talk Page may or may not result in my seeing it. No this is something you can take to heart, delete, or share with your fellow long-established editors as you see fit.75.17.201.58 (talk) 18:32, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, but I did not contribute to said article (but to the brief notes below), and have no real interest in the subject. Thanks, Jean-Fred (talk) 19:31, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

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A kitten for you![edit]

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un petit chaton pour toi, peluche :-)

Serein (talk) 21:58, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

The WLM award[edit]

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C'est marrant leur truc... Ça ferait hurler les francophones ! XD Trizek here or on wpfr 22:20, 1 July 2011 (UTC)


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Children's Museum update[edit]

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It's time again to share the latest news on the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Wikipedia project! In the last few months we have been busy with our third image donation, which was made up of 150 images that were professionally photographed specifically for this upload. We are asking for volunteers to categorize these images and distribute them into Wikipedia articles. Your help is appreciated! Check them out here.

We have also donated our first video and a second GLAM-Wiki Infographic to Commons. In September we were thrilled to welcomed Jimmy Wales to the museum. Following our successful Edit-a-Thon and Translate-a-Thon in August, translations have continued with the help of the established QRpedia community, (particularly Russian translations thanks to Lvova!) We have begun to analyze our implementation of QRpedia codes and completed an extensive case study. In November we presented at the Museum Computer Network conference about how museums can effectively collaborate with Wikipedia. You can see more details on the Prezi.

In more general news, in addition to serving as the Children's Museum's Wikipedian-in-Residence, it was recently announced that I will be taking on the role of US Cultural Partnerships Coordinator for the Wikimedia Foundation. In this role I will be working to streamline the process of connecting interested US GLAMs with the Wikipedia community. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know. Be sure to sign up for This Month in GLAM to keep up with the latest GLAM-Wiki news from around the world (subscribe).

We have a listing of High Need and Moderate Need requests on the Ways to Help section on the project page. I encourage you to lend a hand if you're able. While the Children's Museum partnership continues to truck along, we still are in desperate need of volunteers to help disperse our images and update and maintain content. Thank you for your time and help. Happy holidays! LoriLee (talk) 16:45, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

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Documentation for gadget authors[edit]

I saw you had done some work on gadgets. We're trying to start a library for gadget authors to use. Please check it out and post any questions or comments there — MarkAHershberger(talk) 19:11, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wanted[edit]

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the switch to Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page, here or at mediawiki.org. Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Volunteer Development Coordinator 21:23, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

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Page Curation newsletter[edit]

Hey Jean-Frédéric. I'm dropping you a note because you've been using the Page Curation suite recently - this is just to let you know that we've deployed the final version :). There's some help documentation Wikipedia:Page Curation/Introductionhere that shows off all the features, just in case there are things you're not familiar with. If you find any bugs or have requests for new features, let us know here. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 11:55, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Riin Tamm[edit]

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Nomination of Riin Tamm for deletion[edit]

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Testing new talk page[edit]

Does it work this way ?

Pymouss Let's talk 18:43, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

It does! Jean-Fred (talk) 22:46, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you[edit]

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Because you're awesome :) Léna (talk) 22:58, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

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