Yeah sadly, however I'll send out another mass notice for the main translations page (I sent out one for elections early on a couple weeks ago too).

James Alexander
Community Advocacy
Wikimedia Foundation
(415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 6:06 PM, Tilman Bayer <> wrote:
On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 7:54 AM, Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy
<> wrote:
> I see, I am impressed by the WMF's efforts for translaton work of this
> election. However, I think there should be a public announcement for
> translators who signed in Special:TranslatorSignUp, or maybe it has been
> mentioned in a public site but I have missed. :)

Good point, but it's currently not possible technically to send such a
translation notifications for banner translations (only for page

> Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy
> (<ần_Nguyễn_Minh_Huy>)
> Supporter, Vietnames Wikimedia Projects
> 2015-05-02 21:37 GMT+07:00 James Alexander <>:
>> Just to clarify: The reason they wanted it as translated as possible is to
>> make it easier for more, non English speaking, communities to participate in
>> the election in their native language and understand what's happening.
>> James Alexander
>> Community Advocacy
>> Wikimedia Foundation
>> (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur
>> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 7:33 AM, James Alexander <>
>> wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 7:20 AM, Minata Hatsune <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I am a translator working on Vietnamese language. I was surprised to see
>>>> the translation in the two links above is done correctly (although I've
>>>> edited a bit for more understandable). It's not like someone has used Google
>>>> Translate or other machine translation tools.
>>>> The translator is I am
>>>> curious whether he also understands this language? Despite his personal page
>>>> did not show it. I also have the same questions with the Vietnamese
>>>> translation of Call for candidates. It was done by a staff of WMF (Azariv),
>>>> and I don't think he could understand a strange language such as Vietnamese.
>>>> I am active in many Wikimedia projects in Vietnamese, but had never seen him
>>>> before.
>>> Hi Minata,
>>> The board had as one of it's goals this year to have as much translated
>>> as possible for the board and FDC Elections (especially the board elections)
>>> because of that they asked me to pay for some professional translations for
>>> some targeted languages (mostly popular languages in different areas of the
>>> world, my boss Philippe picked them earlier for the strategy consultation a
>>> couple months ago) and Vietnamese was one of them.
>>> To be honest I've found community members make the best translations
>>> (especially given that some words are Wikimedia specific) but given the
>>> large amount of text and the short time schedule the elections have we
>>> wanted to ensure we'd get some translations in on time and allow community
>>> members to do the quick fixes that make it more understandable and that much
>>> better. Both Alex (Azariv) and Varnent were plugging those paid translations
>>> in.
>>> James Alexander
>>> Community Advocacy
>>> Wikimedia Foundation
>>> (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur
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