User talk:Yerpo

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Hello, were you able to contact Boris Bulog? LittleJerry (talk) 19:13, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Not today, I'll go to him tomorrow in person to explain (he isn't very active online, so it takes a little longer). — Yerpo Eh? 20:01, 3 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi Yerpo! I saw your username at the WP:LOCEMB as a representative from the Slovene Wikipedia. I had created an article on Chittagong in Slovene language with a translation tool but it got deleted because of poor translation here. Can you please create it again? Thanks. --Zayeem (talk) 11:05, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Unfortunately, automatic translation tools are still far from being good enough for copy-pasting to an encyclopedia, and I'm not sure what do you mean with "create it again". Just restoring the deleted content would make no sense. If this is a request for creating the article anew, you might want to leave it at sl:Wikipedija:Želeni članki. It's a big and important city, so somebody will probably write an article about it, eventually. I mostly focus on articles about national capitals these days, because they are more important and a lot of them are still missing in :slwiki. — Yerpo Eh? 12:08, 18 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I was actually asking for a new article. I've posted there under the heading Manjkajoči priljubljeni članki. I hope it's properly listed. Thanks for your help. :) --Zayeem (talk) 17:07, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Article[edit]

The article Article you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Article for things which need to be addressed. Zad68 17:00, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Slovenia - municipality naming[edit]

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Valvasor's description of Lake Cerknica[edit]

Hi, could you please have a look at Lake Cerknica#Research history? I'm not sure what does 'Cartesian mechanics' refer to, because there is no article about this topic, and it would be great if you could replace the primary source with a non-primary one. Thank you. --Eleassar my talk 12:27, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

I'd love to, but it is not easy to access Slovene sources from where I'm now. Maybe you can find the monograph Jezero, ki izginja (COBISS 126271232) or some other in a library to check the story. I'm not familiar with the phrase 'Cartesian mechanics' either, but it might be a reference to Descartes' Cartesian philosophy. — Yerpo Eh? 16:09, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Slovenian help needed[edit]

Hello Yerpo, I'm contacting you because we need some Slovenian translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on sl.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 Slovenian 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) 23:15, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Hi, unfortunately, I'm quite busy these days so my time and energy for wiki activities are limited, but I'll see what I can do. I already started translating the interface at Translatewiki (which was later finished by Dbc334). So direct me to the personal message you need help with and I'll take it from there. Cheers, — Yerpo Eh? 05:17, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Yerpo, good to hear from you. Thanks for getting some of the interface translating done - that's really important. Here's the message I'd like to post to
"Hello Slovenian Wikipedia editors from the Wikimedia Foundation. As some of you already know, the new VisualEditor (VE) is coming soon to all Wikipedias. The current date for Slovenian Wikipedia to have this feature enabled is mid-August. The new editor will be offered alongside the old editing interface.
If you would like to try out the new editor before then, go to "Preferences", "Edit Page" and "Enable VisualEditor" at the bottom. Save your changes, and VE should be available. We are looking for problems and ideas for improvement. Please leave your feedback at my talk page [LINK] or at MediaWiki here. We also need volunteers for translating VE documents, to help with this, go to here. Thank you, (polite Slovenian goodbye?)"
Ignore the links. Really appreciate this, especially as you're busy. Are you active on too? PEarley (WMF) (talk) 15:16, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm mostly active on slwiki. Here's the translation:
"Pozdrav slovenskim wikipedistom iz Fundacije Wikimedia. Kot nekateri že veste, prihaja kmalu na vse Wikipedije novi grafični urejevalnik VisualEditor (VE). Trenutno je vpeljava te funkcije na slovenski Wikipediji v načrtu za sredino avgusta. Novi urejevalnik bo ponujen vzporedno s starim vmesnikom.
Če želite preskusiti novi urejevalnik že prej, pojdite pod svoje uporabniške nastavitve, zavihek "Urejanje" in obkljukajte "Omogoči VisualEditor" na dnu. Shranite spremembo in VE bi moral biti na voljo. Iščemo morebitne težave in ideje za izboljšave. Prosim, pustite komentarje na moji pogovorni strani [LINK] ali na MediaWiki tukaj. Potrebujemo tudi prostovoljce za prevajanje dokumentacije VE, če želite pomagati, pojdite sem. Hvala."
Yerpo Eh? 19:23, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for this Yerpo. Posted it, and got a reply already.[1] An editor is asking about kopipejst preglednic. These are table templates, no? PEarley (WMF) (talk) 23:20, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Tables in general ("kopipejst" is a phoneticism of copy-paste), but the user also asked about infoboxes. — Yerpo Eh? 06:42, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I should have made the connection: kopipejst -> copypaste. Could you translate this message for me: "Currently, copy/paste functions with VE aren't very good. We are improving them as fast as we can. This means working with tables isn't good, and, as Yerpo says, is better done in "edit source". Infoboxes are supported by using the "puzzle piece" icon. However, TemplateData must be added to the template's documentation for the parameters to be listed by VE. See MediaWiki TemplateData for more info." Regards, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 17:05, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Actually, most of the editors understand English, so you can just post the message in English and we will translate it if necessary. — Yerpo Eh? 17:47, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Good to know. (some communities aren't happy about English messages being posted). PEarley (WMF) (talk) 17:52, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback Tool update[edit]

Hey Yerpo. I'm contacting you because you're involved in the Article Feedback Tool in some way, either as a previous newsletter recipient or as an active user of the system. As you might have heard, a user recently anonymously disabled the feedback tool on 2,000 pages. We were unable to track or prevent this due to the lack of logging feature in AFT5. We're deeply sorry for this, as we know that quite a few users found the software very useful, and were using it on their articles.

We've now re-released the software, with the addition of a logging feature and restrictions on the ability to disable. Obviously, we're not going to automatically re-enable it on each article—we don't want to create a situation where it was enabled by users who have now moved on, and feedback would sit there unattended—but if you're interested in enabling it for your articles, it's pretty simple to do. Just go to the article you want to enable it on, click the "request feedback" link in the toolbox in the sidebar, and AFT5 will be enabled for that article.

Again, we're very sorry about this issue; hopefully it'll be smooth sailing after this :). If you have any questions, just drop them at the talkpage. Thanks! Okeyes (WMF) 21:44, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

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Marija Brenčič Jelen[edit]

Hi, your opinion about this article would be appreciated. Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Marija Brenčič Jelen. Thank you. --Eleassar my talk 20:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


Discussion moved to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Slovenia to facilitate wider discussion.Yerpo Eh? 18:54, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

History of Slovenia[edit]


I written article about history of Slovenia in Finnish Wikipedia. I have one little problem: my source book said that Habsburg Monarchy was called Austrian Empire in official documents already in 1711, but all others sources said that change happens 1804 or 1806. Is my book totally wrong or is here something that I just can't dig up? The book is Janko Prunk's Kratka zgodovina Slovenije Finnish translation. Najboljši (talk) 21:06, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Hey, I'd love to help you, but history is not my strongest subject. According to the relevant articles in :slwiki which I believe are accurate, the term "Habsburg Monarchy" refers to various and not easily distinguishable ruling positions of members of the Habsburg dynasty. They were more precisely codified by Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, who in 1804 founded the Austrian Empire as hereditary property of the Habsburgs. This entity coexisted with the Holy Roman Empire (both under his rule) until the latter's dissolution in 1806. The information are referenced by two German-language sources and a Slovene one in the article sl:Habsburška monarhija, so I'd say they're accurate. Perhaps it would help if you checked what exactly does the date 1711 in your source refer to. You could also ask user IP 213 who is the go-to historian in the :slwiki community. Hope this helps. — Yerpo Eh? 08:14, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Manuscript available for preview[edit]

Hello Yerpo-

I wanted to let you know that I have had a book chapter accepted for publication that draws on information from our early 2013 interview. If you would like to see a preprint copy of the chapter, please let me know. Thank you again for your time and assistance in understanding the work of bot operators on Wikipedia and Wikimedia. I hope this finds you well. UOJComm (talk) 18:15, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the news. I'd love to see the preprint, if it's not too much trouble. You can contact me through the "email this user" function, and I will reply so you get my e-mail address. — Yerpo Eh? 08:56, 7 February 2014 (UTC)