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Thank you. --CavallèroTalk 01:19, 25 March 2011 (UTC)


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Global Account for Cavallero[edit]

I have messaged in the user section the separate accounts named Cavallero in the Spanish Wiki and the Portuguese Wiki in order to create a global account for Cavallero. I hope a bureaucrat there will be able to help me secure my global account. If I have done anything incorrectly, would an administrator or bureaucrat help direct me through the step I have to take in finalizing the creation of a global account. --Cavallèro (talk) 18:50, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

If those accounts both have very little edits and have been inactive for a while, you can ask to usurp them. The problem is, you would have to request usurpations from bureaucrats from both the Spanish Wiki and the Portuguese Wiki. If an only if there are no active bureaucrats in the Spanish/Portuguese wiki (which I personally do not know if there are any) you can request from a steward here meta:Steward_requests/Usurpation. Bureaucrats of the English wikipedia can only handle usurpations/name changes in Please see the following:
Sometimes, it might be easier to just choose a new account name that is not taken globally.--ObsidinSoul 20:38, 22 March 2011 (UTC)
Is there a way of attracting the attention of bureaucrats? I had posted a message in Spanish and Portuguese on the individual Cavallero user discusion pages on those particular wikis, but I have had no response as yet. Is there a Spanish and Portuguese alternative for {{helpme}} so that I may gain someone's attention?
--Cavallèro (talk) 00:11, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi, you should probably ask at es:Wikipedia:Cambiar el nombre de usuario on the Spanish WP and pt:Wikipédia:Pedidos de burocrata on the Portuguese one. --KFP (contact | edits) 00:50, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Olá Cavallero,

Como falaste comigo em português vou acreditar que consegues me entender e responder também em português :D

O que acontece é que a Wikipédia em Português não tem burocratas actualmente, então tens que fazer o pedido no meta em Steward requests/SUL requests. Desculpe não poder ajudar mais. Béria Lima msg 12:56, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Tá bem. Obrigado, Béria Lima. --CavallèroTalk 13:57, 23 March 2011 (UTC)


It appears you have pasted the code of your userboxes rather than transcluding them. This is causing your page to (incorrectly) be listed in category:Religion user templates, and probably other places as well. Please fix this. ⇔ ChristTrekker 15:02, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi ChristTrekker, I certainly will try to correct this. I don't know how to do it at the moment, but as soon as I've researched it properly I'll endeavour in stopping my page from being listed. Sorry for being a nuisance. --CavallèroTalk!! 00:09, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Request for addition to article[edit]

Hello, I have noticed that you are on the list of active users for Project Pornography. I would like someone to add a description of a private website supposedly owned by Marcus London that is related to the controversial issue of "female ejaculation" to Marcus London's wikipedia page. I am not sure if I am even allowed to post the link here, as the website is potentially pornographic, so I will wait for a reply. Computeteen5 (talk) 06:32, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Computeteen5, I'm not entirely interested in actors and actrices in the porn industry generally. I'm more interested about in topics involving human sexuality, sex and society and sex ethics. To be honest, I've probably put my name to too many projects. At the moment, I'm tackling only articles on language/lingustics. --CavallèroTalk!! 00:14, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
Hi Cavallero! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editors are welcome! (But being multilingual is not a requirement.) Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 21:42, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Are you active?[edit]

I'm writing on behalf of WikiProject Linguistics to see if you are active or not. I've moved your name to the inactive participants list. If you are active, feel free to move your name back to the active participants list. We hope you come back soon! Joeystanley (talk) 21:30, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Language-population update project[edit]

Hi. The 18th edition of Ethnologue just came out, and if we divide up our language articles among us, it won't take long to update them. I would appreciate it if you could help out, even if it's just a few articles (5,000 articles is a lot for just me), but I won't be insulted if you delete this request.

A largely complete list of articles to be updated is at Category:Language articles citing Ethnologue 17. The priority articles are in Category:Language articles with old Ethnologue 17 speaker data. These are the 10% that have population figures at least 25 years old.

Probably 90% of the time, Ethnologue has not changed their figures between the 17th and 18th editions, so all we need to do is change "e17" to "e18" in the reference (ref) field of the language info box. That will change the citation for the artcle to the current edition. Please put the data in the proper fields, or the info box will flag it as needing editorial review. The other relevant fields are "speakers" (the number of native speakers in all countries), "date" (the date of the reference or census that Ethnologue uses, not the date of Ethnologue!), and sometimes "speakers2". Our convention has been to enter e.g. "1990 census" when a census is used, as other data can be much older than the publication date. Sometimes a citation elsewhere in the article depends on the e17 entry, in which case you will need to change "name=e17" to "name=e18" in the reference tag (assuming the 18th edition still supports the cited claim).

Remember, we want the *total* number of native speakers, which is often not the first figure given by Ethnologue. Sometimes the data is too incompatible to add together (e.g. a figure from the 1950s for one country, and a figure from 2006 for another), in which case it should be presented that way. That's one use for the "speakers2" field. If you're not sure, just ask, or skip that article.

Data should not be displayed with more than two, or at most three, significant figures. Sometimes it should be rounded off to just one significant figure, e.g. when some of the component data used by Ethnologue has been approximated with one figure (200,000, 3 million, etc.) and the other data has greater precision. For example, a figure of 200,000 for one country and 4,230 for another is really just 200,000 in total, as the 4,230 is within the margin of rounding off in the 200,000. If you want to retain the spurious precision of the number in Ethnologue, you might want to use the {{sigfig}} template. (First parameter in this template is for the data, second is for the number of figures to round it off to.)

Dates will often need to be a range of all the country data in the Ethnologue article. When entering the date range, I often ignore dates from countries that have only a few percent of the population, as often 10% or so of the population isn't even separately listed by Ethnologue and so is undated anyway.

If Ethnologue does not provide a date for the bulk of the population, just enter "no date" in the date field. But if the population figure is undated, and hasn't changed between the 17th & 18th editions of Ethnologue, please leave the ref field set to "e17", and maybe add a comment to keep it so that other editors don't change it. In cases like this, the edition of Ethnologue that the data first appeared in may be our only indication of how old it is. We still cite the 14th edition in a couple dozen articles, so our readers can see that the data is getting old.

The articles in the categories linked above are over 90% of the job. There are probably also articles that do not currently cite Ethnologue, but which we might want to update with the 18th edition. I'll need to generate another category to capture those, probably after most of the Ethnologue 17 citations are taken care of.

Jump in at the WP:LANG talk page if you have any comments or concerns. Thanks for any help you can give!

kwami (talk) 02:45, 4 March 2015 (UTC)