please accept my gratitude, you fellow translators,
by the way, have you visited [[m:Wikimania]] recently?
We have there our (own?) banner.
Though I love the last year version, I will be happy to have a newer
one. I guess you are too. Even with only some letters' modifications
email: Aphaia @ gmail (dot) com
Do we have a schedule or something posted that lists the IRC meeting dates?
I've been trying to contact various Wikimania volunteers (besides myself :P)
but I haven't been successful. Thanks,
Here is Wikimania translation update / 4th week of March
== General ==
* Translation of CfP are being translated on meta
* Translation of CfP announcement was updated, translated and
distributed to local projects and mailinglists.
* Stuffs need to translate and their status are now found at the
website. See http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania:Translations
== CfP translation ==
* Translation of CfP is now in its last stage. Quite few language
versions, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Japanese are waiting for
proofreading. You can help to review it and join in last minute
* German translation is going on. If you speak German, you may want to
join and work with Martin ;-)
* French translators are being called for. Everyone can start the page
* Wouldn't you like to have CfP in your own language? Create your lang
version or contact User:Aphaia or User@:Sj on meta.
== Main Page translation ==
* Translation coordinators are now trying to make sure if it is
already ready to translate. It will be not afar from now that
Wikimania main page is available in many languages.
== Editorial ==
Have you thought if not only content, but also administrative
documents like CfP could be helpful to recruit new editors?
A Japanese Editor, Mr. Ota has recently confessed it was the CfP in
his own language that had made him to attend last year conference -
Wikimania 2005. Now he is known one of most active contributors on
wikija-l mailinglist, and enjoying Wikimania translation on meta.
Translation is not always remarkable parts of our activities, and
hardly recognized. But it doesn't mean no result come forth from it.
As for recognition, we can remind a Chinese legend; a Chinese king
walked around in one day, and he met an old man who tapped his own
berry, satisfying meals. The old man said to the king he has no
interest at what the king did at all. The king was very pleased - he
thought, if he would have governed the kingdom wrongly, then the merry
old man should have concerned with his king and what he had done and
would do. The better work, the less concious - like air to the living.
Wikimania 2006 Translators' team
email: Aphaia @ gmail (dot) com
you might intend to reply to the list?
On 3/28/06, phoebe ayers <brassratgirl(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Aphaia! Will you let us know when translations are ready to be
> linked directly from http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Call for
Sure. And already our proofreaders has begun their work!
I expect those materials catch more attention on the Wikimania website
rather than plain links.
Ideally each major langs will have at least two pages - main page and
CfP in my opinion.
How do you think, folks?
> Can we use the language template that's on the contact page, or is there a better one?
Definitely, yes. They should. The better navigation will get the
I am in laity on design, so any suggestion of improvement of language
template is welcome. For discussion, you can use [[Wikimania:Tea
Okay, it is 4 o'clock for me; a good hour to have a tea break ...
email: Aphaia @ gmail (dot) com
Greetings from the other side of the world.
On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Aphaia wrote:
>>> Another thought: the recently created communications committee has a
>>> special subcommittee for informing local projects on foundation
>>> matter. Wikimania CFP could be one of such information which those
>>> people are interested in caring for. Or not? (Of course, before they
Yes, that's a good place to bring it up (though it is not just an issue of
project communication). The committee talk page might be a good place to
> Having no responce than Angie's yet, still taking risks to create
> existant works, I'll begin my attempt to organize stuffs further and
> ask some editors if they help us. Related links (and then involved
> folks hopefully) will be posted on Friday (evening, +0900).
This would be great. --SJ
O citizens of Athens,
sorry to all about mistake.
hello all and let me apologize to make a so late apology on my January test;
1) it is always a bad manner to make a test on maillist
2) and gave no reply, because it succeeded on a half, but failed on
another half; I failed to subscribe this list, hence this is my first
3) according to the custom of my ethnic, every greeting should start
my fellow ci^h^hWikipedians, expectedly you are so friendly to bear a
series of newbie's questions; I was on a wikibreak since last year,
and everything is new to me on this brave new world.
Well, where is the translators, more precisely, organizers? And where
can I know what they (sorry for my own absence) have been doing until
now? What kind of schedule we have now and who manage the necessary
deadline(s), if necessary? (and from my experience, it should exist).
It is not a criticism, but I really want to know it to avoid wasting
time & work, not to put my feet on other's toe, and I find
difficulties to track others' work specially in this sphere.
*CFP announcement distribtion
Spring has come and we set a special wiki already (thanks for devs and
all involved editors), and CFP has already been announced (thanks for
Sj, Angela and all who helped to distribute this information on their
favorite projects). Ideally CFP would distribute on every major langs,
their maillists, their pumps: is there anyone who tracks either the
whole or parts of distributions? AFAIK, March 30 or 31 might be the
submission deadline for workshops and tutorials, so if some big
projects still lack such information, they are better to be informed
as soon as we can.
Another thought: the recently created communications committee has a
special subcommittee for informing local projects on foundation
matter. Wikimania CFP could be one of such information which those
people are interested in caring for. Or not? (Of course, before they
distribute, translation should have been done. But if we find helps,
it is great).
Website has been set with some contents. Though I wrote on the
foundation-l that translators would work on meta, but now I'm not
sure. On the current wiki, everyone can create their account. Is there
any policy on account and workplace among involved people already?
*... and its langs
We need to translate some pages into various languages. Is there any
fixed policy which languages are must, strongly expected, welcomed but
not necessary (i.e. we needn't go to mad, if no translator to this
target lang is available)? If not already, who can determine? (I have
my own idea, but it is another matter).
*Volunteers, teams and organizer(s?)
sorry for my lengthy talk and thank you for your patience, that is my
last section of questions.
Do we have one main organizer about this year's conference? In other
words who is now playing the role of Elian in the last year?
I heard somewhere Delphine was appointed to be the organizer, but at
the same time the community decides still their matter - she would
care for finantial matters on the behalf of WMF at least according to
my understandings (your correction will be appreciated, if wrong). Or
in my own case, as one of volunteering translation coordinators, with
whom I should talk when I need to make a decision whose effect is
somehow unignorable? As for coordinators, who is responsible in the
last minute? All of five (Sj, me, Dpalma01, Solensean, Wikipedius
according to the page) or none? We need a communication channel if we
work as a team, but as far as I know, there isn't such. We are hoped
to have it within team, or allowed to use this list to communicate
with other coordinators? (As for one of those, I have no idea where
s/he comes from. There is no user page on meta, so I hope s/he is
already on this list).
Thank you for your patience again and sorry for boring you. Nope I
have one another question still - why is this list so hidden? It
doesn't appear on http://mail.wikimedia.org and that is one reason I
couldn't reach for a long time.
Apologies is there are unappropriate questions to this list.
Suggestions of alternatives will be welcome.
Now it is already late, we must to go.
email: Aphaia @ gmail (dot) com
August seems to be "Wiki conference month" this year : WikiSym is
moved back to Aug 21-23 (in Odense), and both Dutch Wikimedians (ca.
August 20) and the Chinese Wikimedians (August 27-29) are arranging
August meetups around Wikimania. I like the familiar look of the
Chinese page... but there are logo / name issues involved.
How should we deal with this? Should people create their own names,
and fit "Wikimedia Conference" into them somehow, as the Dutch event
is doing? 'Wikimania' is a useful unique nickname for the global
conference, but it would be nice to have a way of indicating
solidarity among other related events. (For geeks in the US, think
'Foo Camp' vs. 'Bar Camp')
Below is an email sent by Siriudie from Chinese Wikipedia to the
foundation, asking whether they could use a derivative of the
foundation logo for their satellite event... which raises the
question: what do we want to do for Wikimania proper? Does it make
sense to have a separate icon for Wikimania, in addition to the
(unaltered) Wikimedia logo? There was a recent suggestion that we use
a version of Ben Yates' swoosh logo for Wikimania:
On 3/13/06, wikimania-l-bounces(a)wikipedia.org
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Wikimedia Foundation <board(a)wikimedia.org>
> To: siriudie(a)mail.sdu.edu.cn
> Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 17:35:44 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Ticket#2006031310004535] Request for grant of the logo.
> Dear Siriudie,
> Thank you for your mail.
> I forward it to wikimania mailing list, because I am not entirely sure what
> you mean by Chinese Wikimania 2006. They will certainly be able to help you.
> Siriudie <siriudie(a)gmail.com> écrit:
> > Dear Sir,
> > I am a wikipedian from China. And "Chinese Wikimania 2006" is now under
> > preparation. So, I modify the logo of WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION for the logo for
> > "Chinese Wikimania 2006".Someone tell me that I should be authorized by
> > WIKIMEDIA FOUNDATION before we use it, so that I'm writing to request for
> > grant.
> > Yours Sincerely.
> > *Siriudie*
> Yours sincerely,
> Florence Devouard
> Wikimedia Foundation