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Czech / English translation requested[edit]

Found you at Wikipedia:Translators available. X1\ (talk) 00:10, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

OK, what's the request? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:04, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
@Filelakeshoe: Not sure if an editor does not understand an idea (may be a communications problem), or just doesn't want to understand since the editor doesn't want to have wasted their effort.
Roughly, the idea, countries have sharp borders, while cultural civilizations do not.
Topic involves the concept of the word "world", which can span from an individual's conscious concept of their "world" to as broad as totality of all that can be known or thought of by anyone, in definition. In this case, "world" used in the vague phrase "Western world". Do you want to take up the issue? If so, I will explain the situation more.
Also, I sent you a "reply to" previously, to Talk:Western world. Did you get that? Regardless, if you did or didn't, I will explain more, if you are still interested. X1\ (talk) 23:34, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
Note: "Talk:Western world" updated to clarify ever changing editor's "map'. X1\ (talk) 23:52, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I've read that discussion and can't see any evidence of it being a language barrier issue or a request for translation. It looks like a run of the mill content dispute, about a matter which I'm by no means an expert, sorry. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 14:13, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – January 2018[edit]

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Skvorec castle[edit]

Dear colleague,

I would apreciate if you can help with English definition "chateau". The problem is that local editor iaroslavvs changed name of Skvorec castle to Skvorec chateau. My opinion and explanation and native english historian about that is not accepted by the editor. Can you give your independent point of view? our opinion below: Zamek, Hrad, Castle or Chateau: In English a 'zamek' can mean 'Castle' or 'Country House'. A 'Country House' is a mansion or palace in the countryside, with a park. In each case they are lived-in places - homes. All 'hrady' are castles, ie fortified residences, usually dating from the Middle Ages - although there are quite a few fakes made in the 1820s-40s, when the Romantic Movement was at its height, via the novels of Sir Walter Scott. 'Chateau' is a French word usually covering Country Houses or zamky. The French word for castle - ie a fortified medieval stronghold - is 'Chateau Fort'. However, Chateau is now being used incorrectly. Skvorec isn't a chateau - better to use the word castle. 'Chateau Skvorec is totally wrong. Smaller castles or country houses are Manor Houses (French: manoire) - but Skvorec, in its high days, wasn't small.... so it is a real castle or hrad.

Dmitryeremeev (talk) 20:22, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
In a case like this I would recommend looking at what English-language sources are calling it, a castle or chateau (excluding the recent attempts to rebrand it as Savoia Castle.) Unfortunately I can only find Czech ones on google books. I'm not a historian so I can't really assess the finer points. I agree with you though that the difference between hrad x zámek in Czech doesn't quite line up with castle x chateau in English so would not assume it is a chateau just because it's called a zámek in Czech. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 21:16, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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Thank you for quality articles such as Czech language, Dubstep, Eastern Slovak dialects and Nové Spojení, for admin services and RFA standards, for contributing more than 10 years, for gnomish Czech/English help, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:17, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – February 2018[edit]

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  • An RfC has closed with a consensus that candidates at WP:RFA must disclose whether they have ever edited for pay and that administrators may never use administrative tools as part of any paid editing activity, except when they are acting as a Wikipedian-in-Residence or when the payment is made by the Wikimedia Foundation or an affiliate of the WMF.
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  • A tag will now be automatically applied to edits that blank a page, turn a page into a redirect, remove/replace almost all content in a page, undo an edit, or rollback an edit. These edits were previously denoted solely by automatic edit summaries.

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Administrators' newsletter – March 2018[edit]

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  • The autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) is scheduled to end on 14 March 2018. The results of the research collected can be read on Meta Wiki.
  • Community ban discussions must now stay open for at least 24 hours prior to being closed.
  • A change to the administrator inactivity policy has been proposed. Under the proposal, if an administrator has not used their admin tools for a period of five years and is subsequently desysopped for inactivity, the administrator would have to file a new RfA in order to regain the tools.
  • A change to the banning policy has been proposed which would specify conditions under which a repeat sockmaster may be considered de facto banned, reducing the need to start a community ban discussion for these users.

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  • CheckUsers are now able to view private data such as IP addresses from the edit filter log, e.g. when the filter prevents a user from creating an account. Previously, this information was unavailable to CheckUsers because access to it could not be logged.
  • The edit filter has a new feature contains_all that edit filter managers may use to check if one or more strings are all contained in another given string.

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  • Bhadani (Gangadhar Bhadani) passed away on 8 February 2018. Bhadani joined Wikipedia in March 2005 and became an administrator in September 2005. While he was active, Bhadani was regarded as one of the most prolific Wikipedians from India.

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Your signature[edit]

FYI your signature uses a Unicode Private Use Area character (), which makes the page uneditable by AWB (i.e. for WikiProject tagging). Please consider changing it.

Anomalocaris, are you tracking these PUA sigs too?   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  12:45, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Not sure I understand, sorry. What's the character? – filelakeshoe (t / c) 15:35, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
The cat...! I copy+pasta'd it from the edit window, where it wasn't recognized either. Perhaps there's an acceptable Unicode cat character? (I haven't checked)   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  15:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Meh. Sbohem, kocourku. – filelakeshoe (t / c) 16:38, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
My apologies to your vigilant companion.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  18:01, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Tom.Reding: I am not tracking PUA sigs. I have been asking editors to make their signatures HTML5-compliant and to remove images from their signatures. After consensus is achieved in at WT:Signatures#Signature size guidelines, I will also ask editors to remove noncompliant font size markup. I don't plan to look for PUA characters. —Anomalocaris (talk) 08:32, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – April 2018[edit]

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  • The six-month autoconfirmed article creation trial (ACTRIAL) ended on 14 March 2018. The post-trial research report has been published. A request for comment is now underway to determine whether the restrictions from ACTRIAL should be implemented permanently.

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  • The Arbitration Committee is considering a change to the discretionary sanctions procedures which would require an editor to appeal a sanction to the community at WP:AE or WP:AN prior to appealing directly to the Arbitration Committee at WP:ARCA.

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  • A discussion has closed which concluded that administrators are not required to enable email, though many editors suggested doing so as a matter of best practice.
  • The Foundations' Anti-Harassment Tools team has released the Interaction Timeline. This shows a chronologic history for two users on pages where they have both made edits, which may be helpful in identifying sockpuppetry and investigating editing disputes.

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Administrators' newsletter – May 2018[edit]

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  • The ability to create articles directly in mainspace is now indefinitely restricted to autoconfirmed users.
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  • There will soon be a calendar widget at Special:Block, making it easier to set expiries for a specific date and time.

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  • Lankiveil (Craig Franklin) passed away in mid-April. Lankiveil joined Wikipedia on 12 August 2004 and became an administrator on 31 August 2008. During his time with the Wikimedia community, Lankiveil served as an oversighter for the English Wikipedia and as president of Wikimedia Australia.

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Administrators' newsletter – June 2018[edit]

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  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in June. This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.
  • The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team will build granular types of blocks in 2018 (e.g. a block from uploading or editing specific pages, categories, or namespaces, as opposed to a full-site block). Feedback on the concept may be left at the talk page.
  • There is now a checkbox on Special:ListUsers to let you see only users in temporary user groups.
  • It is now easier for blocked mobile users to see why they were blocked.

Arbitration

  • A recent technical issue with the Arbitration Committee's spam filter inadvertently caused all messages sent to the committee through Wikipedia (i.e. Special:EmailUser/Arbitration Committee) to be discarded. If you attempted to send an email to the Arbitration Committee via Wikipedia between May 16 and May 31, your message was not received and you are encouraged to resend it. Messages sent outside of these dates or directly to the Arbitration Committee email address were not affected by this issue.

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Administrators' newsletter – July 2018[edit]

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  • An RfC about the deletion of drafts closed with a consensus to change the wording of WP:NMFD. Specifically, a draft that has been repeatedly resubmitted and declined at AfC without any substantial improvement may be deleted at MfD if consensus determines that it is unlikely to ever meet the requirements for mainspace and it otherwise meets one of the reasons for deletion outlined in the deletion policy.
  • A request for comment closed with a consensus that the {{promising draft}} template cannot be used to indefinitely prevent a WP:G13 speedy deletion nomination.

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  • Starting on July 9, the WMF Security team, Trust & Safety, and the broader technical community will be seeking input on an upcoming change that will restrict editing of site-wide JavaScript and CSS to a new technical administrators user group. Bureaucrats and stewards will be able to grant this right per a community-defined process. The intention is to reduce the number of accounts who can edit frontend code to those who actually need to, which in turn lessens the risk of malicious code being added that compromises the security and privacy of everyone who accesses Wikipedia. For more information, please review the FAQ.
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  • IP-based cookie blocks should be deployed to English Wikipedia in July (previously scheduled for June). This will cause the block of a logged-out user to be reloaded if they change IPs. This means in most cases, you may no longer need to do /64 range blocks on residential IPv6 addresses in order to effectively block the end user. It will also help combat abuse from IP hoppers in general. For the time being, it only affects users of the desktop interface.

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  • Currently around 20% of admins have enabled two-factor authentication, up from 17% a year ago. If you haven't already enabled it, please consider doing so. Regardless if you use 2FA, please practice appropriate account security by ensuring your password is secure and unique to Wikimedia.

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