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Attention all admins![edit]

Please come back to Wikiversity. There's plenty of work to be done and useless pages going through RecentChanges unnoticed to clean up after (cf. Kristina Remih‎ and Катедра:Музикални инструменти‎). TeleComNasSprVen 22:56, 20 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can suggest pages for deletion at Request custodian action. --JWSchmidt 23:24, 20 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear TeleComNasSprVen. Be a admin in a multi-language wikis is not easy. In the better way, an admin must be understand 250 languages. No-one on the earth can. so, for each language, we (the community) try to found the better user who can follow, check and take a decision about a page in its language. Even if i try to follow and check all recent change in the betawikiversity, it's normal that a page seem, for me, to be good. It's the reason that we try to found the "good" users to check a "specific-language wikiversity" in the betawikiversity. By this way, it's better when the "specific-language" will have its wikiversity because when the wikiversity will be independant, the sysop here (in betawikiversity) can be a really good sysop there (in the specific wikiversity). Crochet.david 20:44, 21 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Dark Ages[edit]

"We lived through the boredom of the time that followed, thinking of what once was, and what might have been if... But we can't." —Eli S. Chesen.

Process has ground to a halt.

What process, you ask?

The process of learning has ground to a halt.

We are entering a reprise of the Dark Ages.

A period of spiritual and emotional nadir.

A period of joylessness.

Moulton 16:14, 16 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add "mul" local interwiki link prefix for and[edit]

Please see which has been updated recently to include wikisource. This would allow interwiki links from other language wikiversities to beta. Please vote there if you support this inclusion. --mikeu talk 19:38, 17 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There has been recent activity on the status of this request to improve the usage of interwiki links on beta and the various wv language projects. The current status is: to be "RESOLVED LATER." Of more concern are some of the comments such as "For the time being, betaversity content should be moved to Incubator..." and "I do support moving BetaWV to Incubator" Please have a look at bugzilla:13334 and consider commenting there. --mikeu talk 14:48, 8 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Emergency block, deadmin, decrat[edit]

For the abusive blocks he made and for readding personal information and potentially libouells infomation into pages (which is essentially a wheel war since it was suppressed) I have emergency desysopped and decrated JWSchmidt as well as blocked him for two weeks. This was emergency action to prevent the readding of information that has been suppressed. This community should now discuss this action. Fr33kman 04:29, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Fr33kman, I allege that you are in violation of the WMF Whistleblower Policy, which protects honest and ethical members of the community like JWS who post evidence exposing corrupt practices that depart from the WMF Charter, Mission, and Policies. You must now recuse yourself from the use of power until the charges against you can be reviewed. —Moulton 06:01, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Stewards are not employees or staff members of the WMF. Please note, that I have no knowledge of the "history" behind you, this project and/or JWSchimdt's history here, nor do I care or need to know. I took my actions solely based upon violations of policy that I witnessed; abusive blocks and re-adding already suppressed material. Fr33kman 07:30, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Your employment status with respect to WMF is not what is at issue here. Paul Mitchell (User:FeloniousMonk) was not an employee of WMF either, but that was not a factor in his fate when his abuse of power came under review with respect to his notorious departures from NewYorkBrad's Guiding Principles. —Moulton 08:17, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have further performed an emergency block of the IP ranges located here due to this matter. Fr33kman 08:36, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You will probably have to permanently block some 300,000 IPv4 addresses in 3 US states, both here and on Meta, as well as the entire IPv6 network, worldwide, in order to sustain the enforcement of your abridgment of this WMF Policy:

The public and collaborative nature of the projects

All Projects of the Wikimedia Foundation are collaboratively developed by its users using the MediaWiki software. Anyone with Internet access (and not otherwise restricted from doing so) may edit the publicly editable pages of these sites with or without logging in as a registered user. By doing this, editors create a published document, and a public record of every word added, subtracted, or changed. This is a public act, and editors are identified publicly as the author of such changes. All contributions made to a Project, and all publicly available information about those contributions, are irrevocably licensed and may be freely copied, quoted, reused and adapted by third parties with few restrictions.

Caprice 09:41, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The parenthetical "not otherwise restricted" more or less describes your status, so the blocks aren't actually going against that policy. SB Johnny 11:25, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Restrictions have to be for good cause, like the ones employed in Iran, Egypt, China, and Libya, to silence dissent and criticism of the Ruling Junta. It's important to ensure that WMF resources are correctly employed to inculcate impressionable youth around the world into the customary practices of autocratic and baletocratic regimes. —Montana Mouse 12:13, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
  • What is going on? I do not like black boxes. I am a custodian here, having stepped back a little bit these days and been cheering new wikiversiters on their work. The steward taking the action should give a fuller account of what is going on. Even in an emergency, he should let us know where the conflicts arose and how they came to his attention. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 06:22, 22 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • What do you mean by "essetially a wheel war"? It is a wheel war or it is not. I do not like people making trumped up charges to justify their actions, which neither do I mean nor wish is the case. Please provide more background. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 06:26, 22 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I thought I was clear above, perhaps not. I had been alerted to a rapid request for OS actions on betawikiversity due to the user Moulton and the admin JWSchimdt both of whom were violating policy by including possible libellous information and/or real life information into pages here. It's good to keep in mind the policies thaqt apply on all WMF wikis, of oversighting libellous information and not publicly disclosed information on wikimedia. That had to stop and users from this site asked for steward help. After reviewing the situation and researching edits, oversighted edits, deleted edits, and after speaking with other stewards and the mailing list which suggested this solution, etc., I desysopped and decrated and blocked JWSchimdt because he was promoting a situation where a globally banned user was allowed to vandalise pages here, attack people here, and add personal information about them here and by blocking extablished editors (including one admin here). I did not say JWSchimdt wheel-warred, per se, but he did reverse the actions of oversighters and stewards (readding previously oversighted matter), and permitted his user talk page to become a specticle of vandalism. I felt at the time that it was an emergency because of the blocks JWSchimdt issued and because I had a real belief that the tools would be used abusively during a two-week block, given the near-term escalation of this issue. I highly recommend keeping things as they are now. My actions were backed up by many stewards and I know I have the full confidence of the WMF. Fr33kman 20:45, 23 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • JWSchmidt claimed that there was "Intimidating behaviour/harassment" in the edit summary of his recent blocks.[1] Yet, at the time of the blocks SB_Johnny had no edits here since June 2009 and Darklama had none here since November 2010. There was no local activity, and certainly none that could justify such claims, which makes these blocks a clear abuse of custodian tools. The toleration that JWSchmidt showed to edits by Moulton that contained remarks claiming the mental illness of another wikiversity contributer were very disturbing. Given that there was no local custodian who responded to this it was very appropriate for stewards to oversight those edits. It was reprehensible that JWSchmidt's only response to this activity was to write and post a parody of the situation while arguing with the stewards about why such personal attacks were removed. --mikeu talk 16:41, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Well, I have no problems with censoring private information. However, if you claim John Schmidt abused his tools, then the appropriate action is to open an rfc about his actions. If there was no wheel warring or privacy violation on his part, where is the emergency? I expect better of our stewards. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 18:47, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I do not claim that JSWchimidt abused his tools, it is the log history for all to see; blocking people you are in conflict with is an abuse, readding private information and information of a libelous nature whilst an admin is also abuse of his position if not the actual tools. People look up to administrators and to see them acting in such a fashoin as to actively keep a vandalising editor on the project tantermounts to abuse. There was the equal of wheel-warring (readding oversioghted data) and also is a privacy violation "on his part". There was an urgent situation (BLP, libel) is always urgent given the mirror sites we collect. You may not have been concerned and did not contact me, other were and did. Fr33kman 21:52, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I did not say you claimed that JWSchmidt abused his tools. It's in the edit history for all to see. You claimed he "essentially" wheel-warred :o), and Mike claimed he abused his tools. From what I know, the so-call "urgent" or "emergency" situation simply never was, and John Schmidt did not repost libellious information; the emergency was created when you didn't read very carefully. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 03:07, 25 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

      • I did not contact the stewards and the action that they performed here was not at my request. (I did, however, later alert them to an edit containing personal information and attacks that they had missed when doing oversight earlier, but my notification was after they had removed JWSchmidt as custodian.) Above, I was simply stating, for the record, that it is my personal opinion that they acted properly in this case given that there were no local custodians active who intervened, and the problematic actions by JWSchmidt that are described above. --mikeu talk 19:40, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • It was because no local custodians being active that I acted: libel and BLP vios are urgent. Fr33kman 21:52, 24 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am not sure how you define active, but you appear to be not very familiar with this site. This is a quiet place which doesn't need monitoring round the clock. Those involved know me and a few other custodians. I received an email about the time when SBJohnny was unblocked by another custodian (and I assume that he received a similar message). So that would practically negate the statement "no local custodians being active". <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 05:05, 25 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • In the end, Fr33kman's claim that "there was no local custodians being active" is simply a smoke screen, because I am not disputing your cusdodial actions. That the parodies John Schmidt posted are removed is of minor concern to me. What I am claiming is this: I see a case of a steward stumbling into emergency desysop when there was no emergency. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 03:16, 25 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Threatening to block the stewards who came to remove inappropriate material related to the two users that he had inappropriately blocked strikes me as a pretty serious misuse of both the buttons and his "status". AFAIK, beta is for incubating new-language wikiversities and for coordinating multilingual efforts; beta is not a "rear base" in a battle that has been raging for years on wp, meta, and en.wv. Erkan didn't want to get involved in the issues around what was being repeatedly added, and from your reply to my email several days later, I don't think you were either. Even if I hadn't been blocked beforehand, I'm pretty sure I would have been if I had tried to remove it myself (since he was even going to block the stewards). It didn't belong here, it was completely inappropriate for myriad other reasons, and JWS should have contacted the stewards privately to get clarification rather than taking the confrontational and threatening approach as he did. SB Johnny 12:11, 25 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Something has been missed here. Stewards act provisionally, and are not expected to be thoroughly familiar with local traditions, conditions, nor even with the history of a user. Fr33kman saw a situation and reasonably concluded that there was an emergency, and that no local custodian was prepared to handle it. That his conclusion was "reasonable" does not require that it be actually correct. The remedy when a steward errs -- or allegedly errs -- is not continued argument with the steward, a simple request to reverse is enough, and, if declined, then local reversal is in order, after local discussion, should the matter be locally controversial, or local reversal ad-hoc, should there be strong basis for it. The steward should be notified of the intention, and objection should be respected and considered.

Stewards frequently remove privileges at meta without deep investigation, because any 'crat can restore them, ad hoc, and that's exactly what is said at meta when error is asserted. Hillgentleman, you are a 'crat here, so you can fix it, should you choose. However, there are obvious concerns about JWS's usage of his admin bit, you raised some issues yourself, so I do not recommend you do this without very careful consideration.

There are two issues here: the removal of privilege bits, and the block of JWS. Until the block/Talk page bug is fixed, I suggest that JWS be unblocked; if there are problems from his simple editing, the block could be re-established, but I don't expect that. The custodian and 'crat privileges can then be separately considered, with his participation. --Abd 16:18, 26 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure. I have not observed this round of dispute and I am not going to rush. I take it as agreed that John Schmidt did not do anything specifically wrong as an editor. I have not received any unblock request from anyone but I shall unblock John Schmidt's account to facilitate the discussions if no one objects. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 07:09, 27 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have notified Fr33kman, on his user Talk page, of your intention as stated here, Hillgentleman. Given that notice, I assume that if you wait some decent time for a response, and there is no objection, you'll be completely free to unblock, ad hoc, without it being wheel-warring with a steward. If there is objection, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. To be clear, I'm not objecting. (The more normal option of discussing the matter with the user on his Talk page is negated by a problem with beta.wikiversity set-up that automatically blocks a user from their own talk page if they are blocked from other editing. This is in the process of being fixed, I believe.) --Abd 23:25, 27 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think unblocking would be fine, as long as the unblocking custodian will keep an eye on things should Moulton return. Moulton's "educational dramas" require both supporters and enemies, so I hope JWS will stay clear if there's another casting call. This stuff is hard enough to deal with on en.wv, and much harder here where for all intents and purposes there are only 2 custodians on duty, neither of which seem to be actively patrolling the RC feed. SB Johnny 23:41, 27 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's done, JWS has been unblocked, by Hillgentleman, there was no objection from Fr33kman. --Abd 00:43, 31 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have no objections whatsoever regarding the unblock. As to there being an emergency, I believe there was and acted accordingly. Fr33kman 05:28, 7 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The nature of the "emergency"[edit]

A group of Wikipedians ("IDcab") associated with FeloniousMonk systematically used Wikipedia to violate the policy on Biographies of living persons. In 2007, Moulton noticed one of the violations of the Wikipedia policy on biographies of living people and tried to improve that biographical article. Rather than allow Moulton to correct the article, IDcab members harassed Moulton and blocked him from editing Wikipedia, falsely indicating on his user talk page that he had been blocked for vandalism. As part of the harassment that Moulton was subjected to, IDcab members stalked Moulton to his blog and revealed that they were using their work computers to perform online harassment. In 2008, Moulton was stalked to Wikiversity by FeloniousMonk and other IDcab members who openly targeted Moulton for a ban. With the help of SB Johnny the IDcab members took over the #wikiversity-en chat channel, and Moulton, who had never violated any policy, was banned from #wikiversity-en then blocked from editing at the English Language Wikiversity and subsequently banned from the English Language Wikiversity by SB Johnny. In 2010, SB Johnny quit participation at Wikiversity and should not have retained ops in the #wikiversity chat channel. On 11 March 2011, Fr33kman imposed a bad block on Moulton. On 13 March 2011, SB Johnny came into the #wikiversity chat channel and stated that the decision had been made to get rid of Moulton. SB Johnny and Darklama then tag-team banned Moulton from #wikiversity. I objected and told SB Johnny and Darklama to remove the ban that they had imposed on Moulton. They ignored me. Expecting the pattern from 2008 to be repeated, I imposed preventative blocks on SB Johnny and Darklama, blocks intended to prevent them from blocking Moulton in the way that Moulton had been blocked in 2008. In IRC chat, Darklama admitted that he was following instructions about who to block. When SB Johnny could not block Moulton here, he gamed stewards into acting here, and PeterSymonds blocked Moulton. In 2008, SB Johnny violated policy at the English Language Wikiversity and had me emergency desysoped when there was no emergency. Here, Fr33kman falsely claimed that there was an emergency and he removed my Custodial and 'crat tools. Fr33kman falsely claimed that my preventative blocks of SB Johnny and Darklama were "abusive". At the time, the blocks were no longer even in effect and were in no way an emergency. Fr33kman said that he removed my tools for "readding personal information and potentially libellous infomation into pages", which is a false claim. I never readded any personal information and there is no "potentially libellous infomation" in what I posted. You can read what I posted above Fr33kman's false claims about my editing. Fr33kman falsely claimed that my editing constituted a "wheel war". In contrast to the false claims made by Fr33kman, I feel that he misused his steward powers at Wikiversity upon request by SB Johnny (I can share logs from the steward's IRC chat channel with anyone who is interested). Moulton never violated any policy and he should be unblocked. There was no emergency and Fr33kman should admit his error and undo all his actions at Wikiversity. I believe the actions of SB Johnny and Darklama should be carefully examined by this community and they should not have to power to impose bans in #wikiversity. Darklama was given custodial tools after he agreed to only perform technical work such as editing pages in the MediaWiki namespace. Darklama has repeatedly violated that agreement and because of his participation with SB Johnny in banning Moulton from #wikiversity, I believe Darklama should not have Custodial tools here at this wiki. --JWSchmidt 07:36, 7 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

John, Your blocking SBJohnny and Darklama is not preventive. It is useless. <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 08:20, 7 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
To eliminate Moulton? Are you serious? And do you think SBJohnny or Darklama cannot unblock themselves if they chose to? <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 23:45, 7 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think Darklama would have unblocked himself. "To eliminate Moulton? Are you serious?" <-- SB Johnny announced in #wikiversity that the decision had been made to get rid of Moulton. SB Johnny and Darklama then banned Moulton, over my repeated protests; they tag-team banned a series of username/IP addresses that he used to enter #wikiversity. My expectation was that SB Johnny would try to taunt Moulton into a blockable offense, which he did as soon as Erkan unblocked him. My expectation was that Darklama would then block Moulton from editing. Darklama has admitted in IRC chat that he is following instructions about who to block. I did not expect that SB Johnny would game stewards into making the block. As far as I know, Moulton never violated any policy here at this wiki. --JWSchmidt 00:36, 8 April 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

blocked user talk page editing[edit]

It has come to my attention that there is no provision for allowing a blocked user to edit their own talk page. This would add a checkbox that gives local custodians the option of choosing to allow user talk page editing, or not. The info for requesting a change to this is at: If anyone is interested we would need to have a local discussion to show support for implementing this feature here. If that happened, I could then submit a request at bugzilla on behalf of the community. --mikeu talk 13:00, 21 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support Support Support - It is important to at least have the choice of allowing talk page editing for blocked users to engage them in discussion and allow them recourse to appeal a block decision. --mikeu talk 13:07, 21 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Support Support - Agree, having the option to keep line of communication open and transparent is crucial. --darklama 14:10, 21 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Definitely a good idea. I don't think JWS realized this was an issue when he blocked Darklama and I. SB Johnny 16:18, 21 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Support. Crochet.david 20:23, 21 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(+) <Hillgentleman| ~ | > 06:42, 22 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Support and to show it, I've opened up a relevant RFC on the matter. ;-) TeleComNasSprVen 08:37, 22 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support Support Support. Very surprised I was to find that this was the situation here. --Abd 16:20, 26 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done People can be allowed to edit their talk page while blocked now. --darklama 11:38, 3 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Scientific Diagnosis of Evil[edit]

Simon Baron-Cohen is a world-class researcher on Aspergers Syndrome and related Autism Spectrum Disorders. He's also a cousin of comedian Sascha Baron Cohen ("Borat").

Simon Baron-Cohen says that the (non-scientific) notion of evil is more accurately studied as a deficit in empathy. His latest work is highlighted in this feature story in the UK Independent.

According to Baron-Cohen's analysis, the most pathological cases of people with deficits in their empathy neuro-circuits are those manifesting borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. Such people, he says, are capable of inflicting physical and psychological harm on others and are unmoved by the plight of those they hurt. Baron-Cohen says people with these conditions all have one thing in common: zero empathy.

See also: The science of empathy, Simon Baron-Cohen, The Guardian (27 March 2011).

Montana Mouse 04:48, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

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Preparation AR Wikiversity[edit]

Hi. There is no question about the opening of immediate AR wikiversity, but only to prepare elements of its opening

Langugage in col
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Default AR.WV other AR wiki (if nothing -> using the default ) other WV (if nothing -> using the default )
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 'arwiki'        => 'ويكيبيديا',
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 'arwikinews'    => 'ويكي_الأخبار',
 'arwikiquote'   => 'ويكي_الاقتباس',
 'arwikisource'  => 'ويكي_مصدر',
 'arwiktionary'  => 'ويكاموس',
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 'eswikiversity' => 'Wikiversidad',
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 'ptwikiversity' => 'Wikiversidade',
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        'Page' => 104,
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     NS_PROJECT_TALK   => true,
     NS_IMAGE_TALK     => true,
     NS_MEDIAWIKI_TALK => true,
     NS_TEMPLATE       => true,
     NS_TEMPLATE_TALK  => true,
     NS_HELP           => true,
     NS_HELP_TALK      => true,
     NS_CATEGORY_TALK  => true,
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     101 => true,
     102 => true,
     103 => true,
    104 => true,
    105 => true,
    106 => true,
    107 => true,
    108 => true,
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    'fiwikiversity'     => array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 1, 2 => 1, 3 => 1, 4 => 0, 5 => 1, 6 => 0, 7 => 1, 8 => 0, 9 => 1, 10 => 0, 11 => 1, 100 => 1, 101 => 1, 102 => 1, 103 => 1, 104 => 1, 105 => 1),
    'frwikiversity'     => array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 1, 2 => 1, 3 => 1, 4 => 0, 5 => 1, 6 => 0, 7 => 1, 8 => 0, 9 => 1, 10 => 0, 11 => 1, 100 => 1, 101 => 1, 102 => 1, 103 => 1, 104 => 1, 105 => 1, 105 => 1, 106 => 1, 107 => 1, 108 => 1, 109 => 1, 110 => 1, 111 => 1, 112 => 1, 113 => 1),
    'itwikiversity' => array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 1, 2 => 1, 3 => 1, 4 => 1, 5 => 1, 6 => 0, 7 => 1, 8 => 0, 9 => 1, 10 => 1, 11 => 1, 12 => 1, 13 => 1, 14 => 0, 15 => 1, 100 => 1, 101 => 1, 102 => 1, 103 => 1, 104 => 1, 105 => 1, 106 => 1, 107 => 1, 108 => 1, 109 => 1, 110 => 1, 111 => 1, ),
    'ptwikiversity' => array(   0 => 1, 1 => 1, 2 => 1, 3 => 1, 5 => 1, 7 => 1, 9 => 1, 10 => 0, 11 => 1, 12 => 1, 13 => 1, 15 => 1, 100 => 1, 101 => 1, 102 => 1, 103 => 1, 104 => 1, 105 => 1, 106 => 1, 107 => 1, 108 => 1, 109 => 1, 110 => 1, 111 => 1, 4 => 1 ),
    'ruwikiversity' => array( 0 => 1, 1 => 1, 2 => 1, 3 => 1, 4 => 1, 5 => 1, 6 => 1, 7 => 1, 8 => 1, 9 => 1, 10 => 1, 11 => 1, 12 => 1, 13 => 1, 14 => 1, 15 => 1 ),
    '+svwikiversity' => array( 0 => 1, 1 => 1),
    'svwikiversity' => array (
        100 => 'Portal',
        101 => 'Portaldiskussion',
    'cswikiversity' => array(
        100          => 'Fórum',
        101          => 'Diskuse_k_fóru',
    'dewikiversity' => array(
       106 => 'Kurs',
       107 => 'Kurs_Diskussion',
       108 => 'Projekt',
       109 => 'Projekt_Diskussion',
    'elwikiversity' => array(
        100 => 'Σχολή',
        101 => 'Συζήτηση_Σχολής',
        102 => 'Τμήμα',
        103 => 'Συζήτηση_Τμήματος',
    'enwikiversity' => array(
        100 => 'School',
        101 => 'School_talk',
        102 => 'Portal',
        103 => 'Portal_talk',
        104 => 'Topic',
        105 => 'Topic_talk',
        106 => 'Collection',
        107 => 'Collection_talk',
    'itwikiversity' => array(
        100 => 'Facoltà',
        101 => 'Discussioni_facoltà',
        102 => 'Corso',
        103 => 'Discussioni_corso',
        104 => 'Materia',
        105 => 'Discussioni_materia',
        106 => 'Dipartimento',
        107 => 'Discussioni_dipartimento',
    'frwikiversity' => array(
    102 => 'Projet',
    103 => 'Discussion_Projet',
    106 => 'Faculté',
    107 => 'Discussion_Faculté',
    108 => 'Département',
    109 => 'Discussion_Département',
    110 => 'Transwiki',
    111 => 'Discussion_Transwiki',
    'jawikiversity' => array(
        100 => 'School',
        101 => 'School‐ノート',
        102 => 'Portal',
        103 => 'Portal‐ノート',
        104 => 'Topic',
        105 => 'Topic‐ノート',
        110 => 'Transwiki',
        111 => 'Transwiki‐ノート',
    'dewikiversity' => true,
  'frwikiversity' => true,
    'itwikiversity' => true, 
    'ruwikiversity' => true,
 -1 => 0,
 0 => 1, 1 => 0,
 2 => 0, 3 => 0,
 4 => 0, 5 => 0,
 6 => 0, 7 => 0,
 8 => 0, 9 => 0,
 10 => 0, 11 => 0,
 12 => 0, 13 => 0 ),
   'cswikiversity' => array( -1=>0, 0=>1, 1=>0, 2=>0, 3=>0, 4=>0, 5=>0, 6=>0, 7=>0, 8=>0, 9=>0, 10=>0, 11=>0, 12=>0, 13=>0, 14=>0, 15=>0, 100=>0, 101=>0 ),
    'dewikiversity' => array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 0,  2 => 0, 3 => 0, 4 => 0, 5 => 0, 6 => 0, 7 => 0, 8 => 0, 9 => 0, 10 => 0, 11 => 0, 12 => 0, 13 => 0, 106 => 1, 108 => 1 ),
    'frwikiversity' => array( -1 => 0, 0 => 1, 1 => 0,  2 => 0, 3 => 0, 4 => 0, 5 => 0, 6 => 0, 7 => 0, 8 => 0, 9 => 0, 10 => 0, 11 => 0, 12 => 0, 13 => 0, 106 => 1, 108 => 1 ),
    'wikiversity' => array( 'meta', 'b', 'incubator' ),
 'arwikiversity'= array(
    'cswikiversity'  => array( 'b', 'n', 'q', 's', 'w', 'wikt', 'betawikiversity'),
    'elwikiversity' => array( 'w', 'wikt', 'b', 'q', 's', 'betawikiversity', 'en', 'fr', 'de', 'es', 'it', 'w:fr', 'w:de', 'fi', 'commons', 'w:en' ),
    'enwikiversity' => array( 'betawikiversity', 'w', 'b', 'q', 's' ),
    'eswikiversity' => array('en', 'b', 'b:en', 'meta' ),
    'fiwikiversity' => array( 'b', 'q', 'n', 's', 'wikt', 'w', 'betawikiversity' ),
    'frwikiversity' => array( 'meta', 'commons', 'species', 'q', 'af', 'ak', ........ , 'zh' , 'w', 'n', 's', 'wikt', 'b', ),  # Bug 28024 and bug 22663 --pdhanda
    'itwikiversity' => array('w', 'b', 'wikt', 's', 'q', 'n'),
    'jawikiversity' => array( 'betawikiversity', 'w', 'wikt', 'en', 'b', 'q', 's', 'n' ),
    'ptwikiversity' => array( 'incubator', 'w', 'b', ),
    'ruwikiversity' => array( 'w', 'wikt', 'q', 'b', 's', 'n', 'betawikiversity' ),
    'svwikiversity' => array( 'w', 'b', 's', 'n', 'en', 'beta' ),
    'default' => false,
    'cswikiversity' => true,
    'frwikiversity' => true,
    'ptwikiversity' => true,
   'default' => false,
    'cswikiversity' => true, # Bug 21077
    'enwikiversity' => true, 
    'frwikiversity' => true, #Bug 16178
    'ptwikiversity' => 'true', # 18367
    'ruwikiversity' => true,


Instead of change the table. Make the discussion below for each variable. In consensus, the table will be filled. Crochet.david 11:11, 2 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Dear Mr. Crochet.david for the initiative, I would like you more detail, Some items are not clear for beginners like me, I have found it difficult to discussed.
What do you think to add amendments to the table directly? --Aiman Saeed أيـمـن. 06:23, 4 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why not. To know the use of each variable, go to the Web site of the software and use the search engine with the variable. If you want to complete the table, it's as you want. And look the last comment. I think you are in the good track. Good luck. Crochet.david 07:36, 4 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done Translated for all messages --Aiman Saeed أيـمـن. 23:34, 7 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Announcing our new community liaison[edit]

I’m delighted to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation has engaged Maggie Dennis (User:Moonriddengirl) to serve as our first Community Liaison. The Community Liaison role is envisioned to be a rotating assignment, filled by a new Wikimedian each year, half year or quarter. One of Maggie’s responsibilities is to begin to lay out a process for how this rotating posting would work.

Maggie has been a contributor to the projects since 2007 and is an administrator on the English Wikipedia and an OTRS volunteer. She has over 100,000 edits, including edits to 40 of the language versions of our projects. Her broad experience and knowledge made her a natural fit for this role.

This role is a response to requests from community members who have sometimes felt they didn’t know who to ask about something or weren’t sure the right person to go through to bring up a suggestion or issue. Her initial thrust will be to create systems so that every contributor to the projects has a way to reach the Foundation if they wish and to make sure that the Foundation effectively connects the right resources with people who contact us. If you aren’t sure who to call, Maggie will help you. Obviously, most community members will never need this communications channel - they’re happy editing, doing the things that make the projects great - but we want to make it as easy as possible for people to communicate with the Foundation.

The job of the liaison will have two major parts. First are standard duties that every liaison will perform which may include maintaining a FAQ about what each department does, making sure that inquiries from email or mailing lists are brought to the attention of appropriate staff members, etc. However, we also want liaisons to be free to pursue unique projects suited to their particular skill sets. Maggie will develop such projects in the coming weeks.

Maggie will be on the projects as User:Mdennis (WMF) and can be reached at mdennis (at) Her initial appointment runs for six months. I look forward to working with Maggie in this new role!

Philippe (WMF) 22:18, 25 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AR Wikiversity is approved[edit]

Meta said that AR.Wikiversity will be open soon.Crochet.david 07:53, 2 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To the people working on the Arabic Wikiversity: please complete the required data on the request page so we can move forward. SPQRobin 23:01, 5 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

bugzilla:29796. Crochet.david 08:13, 10 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call for image filter referendum[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation, at the direction of the Board of Trustees, will be holding a vote to determine whether members of the community support the creation and usage of an opt-in personal image filter, which would allow readers to voluntarily screen particular types of images strictly for their own account.

Further details and educational materials will be available shortly. The referendum is scheduled for 12-27 August, 2011, and will be conducted on servers hosted by a neutral third party. Referendum details, officials, voting requirements, and supporting materials will be posted at Meta:Image filter referendum shortly.

Sorry for delivering you a message in English. Please help translate the pages on the referendum on Meta and join the translators mailing list.

For the coordinating committee,
Philippe (WMF)
Robert Harris


Does anyone know how I can add a Youtube-video to a wiki? Timboliu 10:53, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

For wich wiki ? A wiki of the Wikimedia Foundation or an another ? Crochet.david 11:13, 14 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd like to add a youtube video on a wikiversity-project, what code should I use? Timboliu 18:41, 23 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikimedia Commons accept videos with a free licence (CC-by-sa or similar) in .OGG or .OGV format. Crochet.david 19:05, 23 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can use this approach also:
1. make a screenshot of the youtube video
2. upload that pic
3. link that picture with an external link (so it appears as if there's a video + when the user clicks he'll be redirected to youtube itself), ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 12:19, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Terms of Use update[edit]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.


The Wikimedia Foundation is discussing changes to its Terms of Use. The discussion can be found at Talk:Terms of use. Everyone is invited to join in. Because the new version of Terms of use is not in final form, we are not able to present official translations of it. Volunteers are welcome to translate it, as German volunteers have done at m:Terms of use/de, but we ask that you note at the top that the translation is unofficial and may become outdated as the English version is changed. The translation request can be found at m:Translation requests/WMF/Terms of Use 2 -- Maggie Dennis, Community Liaison 00:21, 27 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[edit]

I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit for more information.


--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 12:47, 21 December 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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