User talk:LordOider

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Dear LordOider,

We had previously been communicating about my spoken version articles. I have the following questions:

(1) Per the Wikipedia guidelines the .ogg file names must be prefixed by en-...I did not know this when doing mine and so none of them are so named. Am I able to change the file names?

(2) My spoken version of the articles does not include language about the licensing of the spoken and written version of the article. I felt this was not necessary since this is denoted on the page one sees when one listens to the voice file. In the future I will do as directed in the guidelines. With respect to my already recorded files, is it alright to leave them as is?

Thank you,

Matthew David González 13:24, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Hey Matthew,
to 1: File names could only be changed by admins, so it has to be requested. As there are many spoken articles with "wrong" file names, you can also leave them as they are. The most important is, that you change the description to the template (including the license), as given in the guidelines and link your recording in the appropriate articles and under Spoken articles.
to 2: Note that these recordings will not only be used within the Wikipedia (e.g. the podcast). I can't tell you, if it's all right to leave your old recordings without the license information. I'd probably leave them as they are (No plaintiff, no judge).
Please check the settings of your signature, as it's not linked to your user or talk page. --LordOider (talk) 21:05, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Re: Spoken Wiki and My accent[edit]

Hi LordOider

I appreciate the comments, and hope that the spoken article was up-to-par. I was just having a go to see how I could do. Any feedback is always appreciated.

I do talk with a British accent and I am from Dorset. I can't really decipher which specific accent I'm speaking with, it's certainly not the stereotypical accent from around here (which is more 'farmer' sounding, I suppose) but I wouldn't quite say it's Received Pronunciation (maybe it is, I don't know). --JCCRussell (talk) 11:27, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

EDIT: I see you do the mp3-podcast. Is it automated? If not, how do new articles end up on there? Cheers --JCCRussell (talk) 11:52, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

What I've heard so far, your spoken article is more than just up-to-par, considering audio quality and your voice. I'm looking forward to further recordings from you.
The podcast is partly automated. The mp3-conversion and upload to archive and YouTube is made by Auphonic. The I create a new post via Blogspot for every spoken article. The feed itself (including Twitter) is made automatically by Google's Feedburner. For more information see the German description. --LordOider (talk) 12:49, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikiproject Spoken Wikipedia Revival[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Jamesjpk. I wanted to let you know that the Wikiproject Spoken Wikipedia, has been tagged with a semi-active tag. I am messaging you about this because you are listed under the wiki-project's list of active participants. Please contribute to the WikiProject if you want to keep it alive! I hope that it becomes active again! Jamesjpk (talk) 22:25, 9 April 2017 (UTC)