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Hallöchen Pill :) Schön Dich hier zu sehen! Liebe Gruesse sendet Dir --birdy (:> )=| 21:17, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

Invitation to contributeEdit


You might or might not already be aware that there is now a new system in place for marking translations that need to be checked (those that are suspected of being incorrect or those where it is not clear which sense(s) of a word the translations apply to). (See Wiktionary:Beer_parlour#Translations_to_be_checked_proposal here for the Beer parlour discussion on this topic.)

Translations to be checked are now categorised by language. For example, Category:Translations_to_be_checked_(French) contains a list of all words where French translations need to be checked. This is designed to make the checking of these translations easier to maintain and work with.

I'm contacting everyone who has either expressed an interest in working on translations or has indicated in Wiktionary:Babel that they have a good knowledge of a particular foreign language or languages.

Would you be interested in helping out with the translations to be checked for German? If so, please read the page on how to check translations.

If you want to reply to this message, please do so on my talk page. Thanks for your help you can provide.

Paul G 11:01, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

we know whoEdit

Hi, thanks for the help. If you're on irc, and find any admin hanging around, ask him to block the ips found here: User:Kipmaster/checkuser1. Connel blocked the AOL accounts yesterday, but I think is the one used today. Kipmaster 14:50, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for dealing with the vandalism. I would have done it, but they took my admin powers away. I was going to ask a steward for temporary adminship too, but they would have refused me it; so I left it to sort itself out. --Expurgator t(c) 15:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Ok, no problem. Greetings Pill δ 15:19, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Just drawing your attention to the discussion on Beer Parlour that we generally think you were much too hasty in deleting this entry. We have a deletion process you should follow - Wiktionary:Cleanup and deletion process and Wiktionary:Page deletion guidelines--Richardb 15:11, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, I've no idea about Diagnostic Drawing Series [-> no native speaker] - I can't decide if the lemma does exist or not (or is adapted for Wiktionary), I only added {{delete}} because of the content (see here). Greetings Pill δ 15:56, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you Pill! Irishnewbie 16:07, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Re: Welcome!Edit

Thank you very much. It's all for the day today. Now is knocking-off time for me. Greetings to Lake Constance. :) -- Acf 21:54, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Dear Pill,

Thank you for signaling your confidence in my ability to act as a CheckUser for the English Wiktionary. Your vote means a lot to me. I deeply appreciate it.

You may not be aware, but the Meta: policy dictates that there must be multiple CheckUsers on any given project, or else none will be granted. Each must get 25 votes on their local wiki, as per Meta: policy, to be granted the CheckUser privilege.

I'd like to take a moment to endorse my friends and co-runners. Each of them offers different skills that, as a whole, complement the needs of the English Wiktionary.

  1. User:Uncle G has been an English Wikipedia sysop longer than he's been an English Wiktionary sysop. This year (2006) he has refocused his efforts outside of Wiktionary. He was dragged away from Wiktionary while cleaning up the tens of thousands of entries on Wikipedia that linked incorrectly to Wiktionary after the case-sensitivity change in June 2005. He knows Wiktionary very well. And he is very competent at focusing his efforts wherever they are most needed. He operated the original Transwiki: bot, before we had the Special:Import feature we have now.
  2. User:Kipmaster is a French Wiktionnaire sysop and bot operator who is very technically capable. He also is in Europe, making his hours of availability complementary to his American counterparts. He is active in WiktionaryZ imports and understands very well which data can be imported here, from there. He normally acts as our primary liaison to fr.wiktionary, whenever compatibility issues arise.
  3. User:Jon Harald Søby is a steward. As a meta: steward, he is the primary person we call on to perform CheckUser checks now. His availability is often limited, but his Central European timezone proves to be very, very useful on occasion. He has contributed extensively to Wiktionary over the years.
  4. User:Kelly Martin was recently called in to help perform CheckUser checks on the English Wiktionary. She is currently up for election also for the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Foundation. (In the unlikely event she wins that election, she will no longer be available to pursue her CheckUser nomination here.) Since she also has CheckUser privilege on other sister projects, she is accustomed to the 'can's and 'cannot's of CheckUser procedures, in detail.

I hope you can take a moment to consider these fine candidates again. Your support means a great deal to them, as well as to Wiktionary's ability to perform its own CheckUser checks in a timely manner.

Thank you again, for your support.

--Connel MacKenzie 06:21, 15 September 2006 (UTC)