# ວິກິພີເດຍ:Village pump

 We have no bureaucrats. That means if you want to request a bot flag you have to go to Meta stewards instead. We do not have any privileges to grant your bot!

## connectivity project

Hallo, my name is Anastasiya Lvova, I'm "duty" in Connectivity project. The essence of the "Connectivity" project is to study and enhance the coherence of Wikipedia, or, in other words, to improve hypertext navigation between articles. The project deals with deadends, isolated articles, non-categorized articles, transitivity of the category tree, etc.

We want to work with your language version, but we need configured MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage for it (with direct links to template namespace pages, for example, ru:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/de:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage/fr:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage). Is it possible to set it up for our usage?

thanks in advance, Lvova ໑໘:໔໖, ໑໒ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)

Dear Lvova,
Please have a look at lo:MediaWiki:Disambiguationspage. Will this do? Best regards. Tuinui ໐໓:໒໒, ໑໓ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
Please, add there [[ ... ]]! We need a link to template, not only it's name. Lvova ໐໗:໑໘, ໑໓ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
So what do I put for the ... ? Tuinui ໐໒:໐໘, ໑໔ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
Wikified list of the templates that marks disambigations pages in your wiki. If it's template:disambig only. then `[[template:disambig]]`. Lvova ໐໘:໒໕, ໑໔ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
Thank you for the clarification. I understand that someone need to mark disambigation pages first, so please give me sometime to proceed. Tuinui ໐໑:໔໐, ໑໕ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
And how're you now? :) Lvova ໑໐:໐໙, ໒໐ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໑໑ (UTC)

## Bot flag requests

### PipepBot

Hello! I ask for permission to run my interwiki bot PipepBot here, and to get a bot flag for it.

• Operator: it:User:Pipep
• Purpose: Interwiki
• Software: Pywikipedia
• Has bot flag at: als, am, an, ar, arc, ast, az, bat-smg, be, be-x-old, bn, bpy, bs, ca, ce, ceb, co, cs, cu, cv, da, de, eml, en, eo, et, fo, fr, frp, fur, fy, ga, gd, hr, ht, hy, id, ie, ilo, io, is, ja, ka, ksh, ku, kw, la, lb, li, lij, ln, lv, mi, mk, ml, ms, nap, nds, nds-nl, nn, no, oc, pms, rm, rmy, ro, roa-tara, ru-sib, sc, scn, sh, simple, sl, sq, sr, su, sv, te, th, tl, udm, uk, vec, vls, vo, wa, wo, wuu, zea, zh-classical, zh-yue
• Details: Interwiki using Pywikipediabot. It mostly runs manually assisted. May run automatically in some cases.

Thank you! --it:User:Pipep ໑໓:໒໖, ໒໕ ສິງຫາ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)

Done. Pathoschild ໑໙:໑໘, ໑໒ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)
Thank you! it:User:Pipep ໒໓:໐໘, ໑໒ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)

### BotMultichill

Hi, i request a bot bit for BotMultichill.

• Botmaster : Multichill
• Bot's name : BotMultichill
• List of botflags on others wikipedias: about 100+ atm (see meta:User:Multichill for the current list)
• Purpose: Interwiki (pywikipedia)
• Technical details : BotMultichill is an interwiki bot starting at the Dutch wikipedia. The bot uses the pywikipedia framework and runs day and night in autonomous mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts. Multichill ໑໔:໓໗, ໖ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)
Already done. —Pathoschild ໑໘:໐໙:໕໕, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

### AlleborgoBot

Hi, i request a bot flag for AlleborgoBot

• Operator: Alleborgo
• Automatic or Manually Assisted: Automatic, in "-autonomous" mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts.
• Programming Language(s): Pywikipedia framework daily updated to the last SVN version
• Function Summary: interwiki
• Already has a bot flag in: ar, am, an, ast, az, bar, bat-smg, bg, br, bn, bpy, bs, ca, ceb, cs, cv, da, de, el, en, eo, es, et, eu, fa, fi, fiu-vro, fr, frp, fy, ga, gl, he, hr, hsb, ht, hu, hy, id, is, it, iu, ja, jv, ka, kk, ksh, ku, lb, li, lmo, ln, lt, lv, mk, mi, ml, mr, ms, mt, nap, nds, nds-nl, nl, nn, no, pl, pms, ps, pt, ro, roa-tara, ru, sco, sh, sk, simple, sl, sq, sr, su, sv, ta, tg, th, to, tr, tt, udm, uk, ur, vec, vi, vls, vo, zh, zh-classical, zh-min-nan, zh-yue. On it.wiki has done more than 65000 edit.

Thanks --AlleborgoBot ໒໐:໐໓, ໓ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)

AlleborgoBot has the flag now, thank you. --AlleborgoBot ໑໙:໒໓, ໒໘ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)

### Purbo T

Hi, I'd like to request a bot flag for Purbo_T (contribs)

Thank you! --Purodha Blissenbach ໒໑:໔໔, ໓ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)

Already done. —Pathoschild ໑໘:໑໐:໒໔, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

### Idioma-bot

Hi, i request a bot bit for User:Idioma-bot.

• Botmaster : lt:User:Hugo.arg
• List of botflags on others wikipedias: about 100+ atm (en, es, fr, pt, de, ja, ru, pl, vi, id...)
• Purpose: Interwiki (pywikipedia)
• Technical details : works manually and automtatic with daily SVN updates

lt:User:Hugo.arg ໐໙:໕໒, ໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)

The bot flag has been set --Dungodung ໒໐:໔໘, ໒໕ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)

### TuinuiBot

I request a bot flag for User:TuinuiBot.

• Botmaster : lo:User:Tuinui
• List of botflags on others wikipedias: None
• Purpose: Adding interwiki, categories, new pages(mostly stub-styled)
• Technical details : operate manually, semi-automatatically and automatically (under strict control) using PyWikipediaBot

Thank you.(Tuinui ໑໕:໕໔, ໕ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC))

Already done. —Pathoschild ໑໘:໑໑:໒໕, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

### SieBot

Hi, I request a bot bit for SieBot.

• Botmaster : Siebrand
• Bot's name : SieBot
• List of botflags on others Wikipedias: Almost every Wikipedia (some 25 missing). See current list of user status and edits
• Purpose: Interwiki (pywikipedia)
• Technical details : SieBot is an interwiki bot starting at any Wikipedia. The bot uses the pywikipedia framework and runs day and night in autonomous mode. Sometimes the bot will run in manual assisted mode to solve interwiki conflicts. It has made over 5 million edits since it started. Siebrand ໒໒:໒໐, ໒໖ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
Not done; a local bot flag is no longer needed. This is a global bot, and this wiki recently enabled global bots. —Pathoschild ໑໘:໑໒:໑໗, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

### Synthebot

Dear all, this is to request a bot flag for Synthebot. Its technical information is summarized below.

• Operator: Julian Mendez
• Automatic or Manually Assisted: mostly automatic in autonomous mode; sometimes manually assisted to solve interwiki conflicts
• Programming Language(s): pywikipedia (source code)
• Already has a bot flag on: global bot running on more than 200 wikipedias.

Further technical information is available on its main page. Thank you in advance. Regards, --Julian ໑໖:໐໒, ໒໙ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)

Not done; a local bot flag is no longer needed. This is a global bot, and this wiki recently enabled global bots. —Pathoschild ໑໘:໑໓:໑໒, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

### HiW-Bot

• Bot  : HiW-Bot
• Operator  : Hedwig in Washington
• Automatic or Manually Assisted : automatic
• Programming Language(s)  : Python (pywikipedia), daily update
• Function Summary  : Interwiki
• Already has a bot flag (Y/N)  : Yes, please see here
• Function Details  : just using the standard interwiki.py

I humbly request bot status on this wiki in order to maintain Interwiki. Thank you --Hedwig in Washington ໑໓:໐໙, ໒໔ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໑໑ (UTC)

### Legobot

• Operator: en:User:Legoktm
• Purpose: Migrating links to Wikidata
• Software: Python, source code here
• Has bot flag at:
• Details: Will remove interwiki langlinks when the exact samelinks are being served by Wikidata. The bot will not run until Wikidata is actually deployed.

Legoktm (talk) ໑໔:໑໖, ໒໖ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໑໓ (UTC)

Yes, please! Mabdul (talk) ໑໘:໕໓, ໒໖ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໑໓ (UTC)

## JS transliteration

We have recently enabled Devnagari using this code. If you are interested, you can create a similar code for this script and incorporate it into Monobook.js as in this page. Hope you find this information useful. Thank you.--Eukesh ໐໕:໔໗, ໑໖ December ໒໐໐໖ (UTC) [[Image:Media:Example.jpg${\displaystyle Insertformulahere}$]]

## Bot policy

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I'd like to implement the standard bot policy on this wiki. This will involve creating a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and adding a line at the top noting that it is used here. In particular, this policy allows automatic acceptance of known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests.

Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; it will be implemented in one week if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Pathoschild ໑໙:໑໖, ໑໒ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)

Implemented. —Pathoschild ໑໘:໐໘:໑໑, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

## Betawiki: better support for your language in MediaWiki

Dear community. I am writing to you to promote a special wiki called Betawiki. This wiki facilitates the localisation (l10n) of the MediaWiki interface. You may have changed many messages here to use your language in the interface, but if you would log in to for example the Japanese language Wiktionary, you would not be able to use the interface as well translated as here. In fact, of over 1,700 messages in the core of MediaWiki, 485 messages have been translated. Betawiki also supports the translation of messages for well over 100 extensions, with over 1,550 messages. Translators for over 70 languages contribute their work to MediaWiki this way every month.

If you wish to contribute to better support of your language in MediaWiki, as well as for many MediaWiki extensions, please visit Betawiki, create an account and request translator privileges. You can see the current status of localisation of your language on MediaWiki.org and do not forget to get in touch with others that may already be working on your language on Betawiki.

If you have any further questions, please let me know on my talk page on Betawiki. We will try and assist you as much as possible, for example by importing all messages from a local wiki for you to start with, if you so desire.

You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the channel #mediawiki-i18n where we would be happy to help you get started.

Thank you very much for your attention and I do hope to see some of you on Betawiki soon! Cheers! Siebrand@Betawiki ໑໗:໓໒, ໑໓ ທັນວາ ໒໐໐໗ (UTC)

• Currently 35.84% of the MediaWiki messages and 9.21% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໐:໐໑, ໒໗ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 35.06% of the MediaWiki messages and 8.28% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໐໖:໓໕, ໗ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 34.72% of the MediaWiki messages and 10.23% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໓:໔໕, ໖ ສິງຫາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 31.95% of the MediaWiki messages and 8.96% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໒:໓໘, ໙ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 30.75% of the MediaWiki messages and 8.49% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໐໘:໐໗, ໑໔ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 30.58% of the MediaWiki messages and 6.51% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໒:໐໖, ໑໐ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 30.14% of the MediaWiki messages and 6.40% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໖:໐໙, ໑໔ ທັນວາ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)
• Currently 29.67% of the MediaWiki messages and 6.36% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໓:໕໓, ໑໐ ມັງກອນ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

## Purbo T malfunctioning in (lo:) Laos Wikipedia

Purbo T created Category:User languages on Laos Wikipedia which is not acceptable because we already have Category:ຜູ້ໃຊ້ແບ່ງຕາມພາສາ. Please change the target and please stop Purbo T from inserting interwiki on that category. The category:User languages will be deleted soon and will left only Category:ຜູ້ໃຊ້ແບ່ງຕາມພາສາ. Thank you. --125.24.213.179 02:54, 9. Feb 2008 (CET)

This is not real malfunctioning. lo:User languages happened to be found in another Wikipedias interwiki links. The bot could not 'know' :-) that User languages should rather be ຜູ້ໃຊ້ແບ່ງຕາມພາສາ. As a human who operates the bot, I did suspect User languages to be short lived, of course. Since I could not find, with the necessary certainty, what to use instead, I let the bot collect interwiki links in the page lo:category:User languages for the time being, so that these links were available to humans to later be moved to the correctly named category page. (By the way, the bot found about 5 english named user languages categories in non-english Wikipedias) I believe that these interwiki links could safely be copied to lo:Category:ຜູ້ໃຊ້ແບ່ງຕາມພາສາ. -- As I see it, that has already been done. The bot will now automatically adjust the interwiki links from every other wikipedia pointing to the Laos Wikipedia, so that they point to the right category page, soon. Thank you for the hint, anyways, I was certainly not expecting to have to re-run the bot on that category so soon! --Purodha Blissenbach (talk) 11:36, 9. Feb 2008 (CET)

## The most often used MediaWiki messages

Hoi, the most often used MediaWiki messages (less than 25% of all MediaWiki messages) are the most visible messages. They help our readers and editors the most. We are aiming to get these messages localised for as many languages as possible by the end of the year. Please help us and yourself and localise these messages. Thanks, GerardM ໑໓:໔໓, ໑໙ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໐໘ (UTC)

## Bot policy

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable), which form the vast majority of such requests. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. Please read the text at m:Bot policy before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in one week if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Luckas Blade ໑໔:໕໕, ໑ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

Moved from ວິກິພີເດຍ:ປະຕູສູ່ຊຸມຊົນ. —Pathoschild ໐໓:໓໔:໓໑, ໑໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)
There are no objection within more one week. So the policy is activated. Carsrac ໑໖:໔໕, ໒໒ ມີນາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)
If those that would be automatically flag are limited to trusted interlanguage linking bots, I see no problem for implementing the standard bot policy here as well. Best regards. Tuinui ໐໗:໕໐, ໖ ເມສາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

## The LocalisationUpdate extension has gone live

The LocalisationUpdate extension is now enabled for all Wikimedia projects. From now on new localisations that become available in SVN will become available to your project within 24 hours. Your localisations get into SVN from translatewiki.net typically within a day and at worst in two days. This is a huge improvement from the old practice where the localisations became available with new software. This could take weeks, even months.

The localisations done by our community at translatewiki.net are committed to SVN typically every day. When the system messages in English are the same as the local messages, they will now be inserted in a file and are available for use in all our projects in a timely manner

### What this means for you

Local messages have an impact on the performance of our system. It is best when messages are as much as possible part of the system messages. In order to remove unnecessary duplication, all the messages that have a local localisation and are exactly the same as the system message will be removed. What we ask you to do is to compare and proof read the messages in translatewiki.net and the local messages. You can then either remove local messages when the translatewiki.net message is to be preferred or, you can update the message at translatewiki.net.

Messages that are specific to your project will have to stay as they are. You do want to check if the format and the variables of the message are still the same.

### Why localise at translatewiki.net

When you localise at translatewiki.net, your messages will be used in all Wikimedia projects and eventually in all MediaWiki based projects. This is how we provide the standard support for your language. When messages change, at translatewiki.net you will be prompted to revisit your translations. Localising is more efficient because we have innovated the process to make you more efficient; there is text explaining about messages and we have applied AJAX technology to reduce the number of clicks you have to make.

## Translatewiki.net update

• Currently 27.68% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.51% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໑:໓໘, ໓໐ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)
• Currently 27.33% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.40% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໓:໐໑, ໑ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)
• Currently 27.85% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.53% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໖:໑໒, ໗ ທັນວາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)
• Currently 27.78% of the MediaWiki messages and 2.46% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising and proof reading at translatewiki.net. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM ໑໔:໐໗, ໑໑ ມັງກອນ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)

## How can we improve the usability for your language

We expect that with the implementation of LocalisationUpdate the usability of MediaWiki for your language will improve. We are now ready to look at other aspects of usability for your language as well. There are two questions we would like you to answer: Are there issues with the new functionality of the Usability Initiative Does MediaWiki support your language properly

The best way to answer the first question is to visit the translatewiki.net. Change the language to your language, select the “vector” skin and add the advanced tool bar in in the preferences and check out the new functionality. And make some changes in your user page. When there is a need to improve on the localisation, please make the necessary changess . It should update your localisation straight away. We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Usability_issues.

When there are problems with the support of MediaWiki for your language, we really want to know about this. It is best to report each issue separately. In this way there will be no large mass of issues to resolve but we can address each issue on its own. Consider issues with the display of characters, the presentation of your script, the position of the side bar, the combination of text with other languages, scripts. It is best to try this in an environment like the prototype wiki as it provides you with a clean, basic and up to date environment. The prototype wiki is available for five languages but you can select any of them, change the preferences to your language and test out MediaWiki for your language.

We would like you to report each issue individually at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_issues. The issues you raise will all be assessed. It is important to keep each issue separate, because this will make it easier to understand the issues and find solutions.

PS This text has been approved by Naoko, Brion and Siebrand. Thanks, GerardM ໑໑:໓໘, ໓໐ ກັນຍາ ໒໐໐໙ (UTC)

In the new Usability update, Wikipedia uses the Vector skin, as you have already seen on en: and other projects. With the new skin, there is a drop down menu for special characters, which includes characters for many languages, but not Lao. I am proposing a layout for how to add Lao to the menu, please see my subpage: no:Bruker:V85/Alphabets#Lao. Any and all comments are to this layout are welcome on my discussion page. V85 ໒໑:໐໙, ໑໕ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
Dear V85. I have made some changes to your proposal as below. 'ສ' needs to be just before 'ຊ' for certain. For historical reason 'ຣ' is mostly put after 'ຮ'. Tuinui ໐໕:໒໓, ໒໐ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)
• 'ກ', 'ຂ', 'ຄ', 'ງ', 'ຈ', 'ສ', 'ຊ', 'ຍ', 'ດ', 'ຕ', 'ຖ', 'ທ', 'ນ', 'ບ', 'ປ', 'ຜ', 'ຝ', 'ພ', 'ຟ', 'ມ', 'ຢ', 'ລ', 'ວ', 'ຫ', 'ອ', 'ຮ', 'ຣ','ໜ', 'ໝ', 'ຼ', 'ຽ',
• 'ະ', 'ັ', 'າ', 'ຳ', 'ິ', 'ີ', 'ຶ', 'ື', 'ຸ', 'ູ', 'ົ', 'ເ', 'ແ', 'ໂ', 'ໃ', 'ໄ', '່', '້', '໊', '໋', '໌', 'ໍ',
• '໐', '໑', '໒', '໓', '໔', '໕', '໖', '໗', '໘', '໙',
• '₭', 'ໆ', 'ຯ'
ຂອບໃຈ I have now updated the chart. I copied the order from the Unicode chart, and the Unicode order is based on Thai. V85 ໐໗:໕໔, ໒໐ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)

θຮູບ ພາບ ສາວ ລາວ

Hello Wikipedians, I am Theo and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be the liaison between your community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort; we recognize that banner messages which may perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international--~~[[ໝວດ:ຮູບ:ຂ]]~~ audiences.

I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project by helping translate and localize messages into different languages and suggesting messages that would appeal to your readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. We've started the setup on meta for both banner submission, statistical analysis, and grouping volunteers together.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. If someone could translate this message I would really appreciate it so that everyone is able to understand our goals and contribute to this year's campaign.
Theo (WMF) ໒໑:໑໙, ໒໐ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໑໐ (UTC)

## Multilingual Challenge

 Please help: replace this red text with a translation of the English message below. Thank you! Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011. Sign up now! " Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby ໑໓:໐໑, ໒ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໑໑ (UTC)

## สบายดี

สวัสดี ฉันมาจากประเทศไทย ฉันสามารถสื่อสารเป็นภาษาไทยตามที่ฉันถนัด ที่วิกิพีเดียภาษาลาวได้ไหม --Octahedron80 ໐໕:໕໗, ໓ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໑ (UTC)

## Language support group for Laotian

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on translatewiki.net, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at translatewiki.net.
Thanks, Gmeijssen ໑໙:໓໒, ໒໐ ມັງກອນ ໒໐໑໒ (UTC)

## Importer Rights

Hello Community,
I'm cleaning up many pages, reverting vandalism, help with templates and so on.

For importing templates it is better to have importer rights. Many other actions can easily be done by globals admins, but the importer rights would help to import the templates more easily and to fulfill the CC-BY-SA license. Has anyone objections that I would get the right? Mabdul (talk) ໑໐:໓໒, ໑໕ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໑໓ (UTC)

## Lao article needed for Lao Airlines Flight 301

Since en:Lao Airlines Flight 301 crashed we need an article in Lao for Lao Airlines Flight 301. Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) ໑໕:໕໒, ໑໖ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໑໓ (UTC)

## Catalan Culture Challenge

The Catalan-speaking world... Want to find out more? From March 16 to April 15 we will organise the Catalan Culture Challenge, a Wikipedia editing contest in which victory will go to those who start and improve the greatest number of articles about 50 key figures of Catalan culture. You can take part by creating or expanding articles on these people in your native language (or any other one you speak). It would be lovely to have you on board. :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Amical Wikimedia--Kippelboy (talk) ໐໕:໔໓, ໑໖ ມີນາ ໒໐໑໔ (UTC)

## No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto

There is a current discussion on German Wikipedia on a decision of Asaf Bartov, Head of WMF Grants and Global South Partnerships, Wikimedia Foundation, who rejected a request for funding a proposal from wikipedians from eowiki one year ago with the explanation the existence, cultivation, and growth of the Esperanto Wikipedia does not advance our educational mission. No one needs free knowledge in Esperanto. On meta there has also started a discussion about that decision. --Holder (talk) ໑໐:໓໕, ໕ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໑໔ (UTC)

## Help for translate

Hello and sorry for writing in English. Can anyone help me translate a small article (2 paragraphs) from English to your language and create the article in your wiki? Please, fell free to answer in my talk page in your wiki anytime. Thanks! Xaris333 (talk) ໐໑:໐໘, ໑໓ ສິງຫາ ໒໐໑໔ (UTC)

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was recently adopted by global community consensus (your community received a notice about the discussion). According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the new admin activity review here.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Rschen7754 ໐໔:໕໖, ໑໕ ສິງຫາ ໒໐໑໔ (UTC)

## Monuments of Spain Challenge

Excuse me for not speaking Lao yet.

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

PS: We would be grateful if you could translate this note into Lao.

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.

## Languages in censuses

It is very important to us at the Editing Department that VisualEditor works in every language, for every user.

VisualEditor's editing environment is a browser ContentEditable element. This means that your input method editor (IME) should already know how to work with it. However, to make VisualEditor correctly edit wiki pages, we have to stop browsers in lots of ways from breaking the page.

Sometimes this can interfere with IMEs. To make sure we work in your IME, we need your help: please see wikimedia.github.io/VisualEditor/demos/ve/desktop-dist.html#!pages/simple.html. This is the core system inside VisualEditor which lets you write and edit. It is different from the full editor, and some of the tools you are used to will be missing.

We're interested in particular in whether you can write text at all, what happens when you select different candidate texts, and how VisualEditor behaves in general.

More details, and some early test results, are provided here: mediawiki.org/wiki/VisualEditor/IME_Testing#What_to_test.

We would love to hear from every language, and especially languages which use IMEs, like Japanese, Korean, Indic languages, Arabic and others. Thank you for your help.

Yours,

James Forrester (talk) ໐໗:໔໑, ໒໒ ເມສາ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)

## I want to become admin

Laos wikipedia not have neatness because have troll has editing many article in laos wikipedia and not have admin for manager problem, i think new laos wikipedia might make laos people can take knowledge, please appoint me to admin, thank you--Laomonarchrestore (talk) ໐໕:໒໒, ໑໗ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)

With all due respect judging on your name and the bias posted on your userpage I do not think you would be a neutral admin. Nor do I think you would be a neutral contributor. The only advantage you have is that you speak the Lao language. So I am against. Please also post your request in Lao btw!! Waerth (talk) ໑໐:໐໐, ໒໔ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)
Don't decide me from my userpage, i can speaking laos because i'm laos, ຢ່າຕັດສິນຂ້າພະເຈົ້າທີ່ໜ້າເພຈ ຂ້າພະເຈົ້າເວົ້າພາສາລາວໄດ້ເດີ--Laomonarchrestore (talk) ໐໕:໕໗, ໒໔ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)
Yes I understand that. But the name is a slight problem. I cannot read Lao personally. I do understand there is a vandalism problem. Put your request in Laotian as well btw. For now there is another way. If you can link to vandalism we can ask the stewards to clean it. Waerth (talk) ໑໐:໐໐, ໒໔ ພຶດສະພາ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)

## Content Translation beta-feature now available

Hello, Content Translation has now been enabled as an opt-in beta feature on the Lao Wikipedia. To start translating:

1. Please enable the Beta feature in your preferences and check the box for Content Translation.
2. Visit the page Special:ContentTranslation or to your contributions page to open the tool.
3. Click on the blue button to create a new translation.
4. A dialog will be displayed. In the From section select the language of the original article and the article name and the language you would like to translate to. Also add the title of the new article (or the original title will be inserted) and click on Translate to begin. Your language preferences will be remembered for the next time.
5. You will see a screen consisting of three columns. The left column contains the text of the source language and the middle column is for the translated text. Using the right column you can perform several actions such as insert source text, remove the inserted text source text, add or remove links etc.
6. After you translate the article, you can publish it directly as a new page on the Lao Wikipedia by using the publish button that appears. In case the article gets created by another user while you were translating, you will see an option to save the newly published translation under your user namespace.
7. The number of published pages can be seen on the Content Translation stats page.

Since, this is the first time we have installed the tool on this Wikipedia, there are chances that there may be some problems or service disruptions which we are not yet aware of. We will be monitoring the usage to check for any failures or issues, but please do let us know on the Content Translation talk page or through Phabricator if you spot any problems that prevent you from using the tool. For more information, please read the information available in the User Guide. You can also view a short screencast on how to use Content Translation. Our announcement is written only in English, and we would really appreciate if this message can be translated to reach more users of this Wikipedia. Thank you. --Runab WMF (talk) ໑໗:໑໔, ໔ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)

## Please join the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon

Hello!

I'm pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the VisualEditor Translathon.

It is a translation rally, focused on interface messages and help pages related to VisualEditor. In order to participate, you need to sign up on the Translathon page on TranslateWiki.

The top 3 contributors will each win a Wikipedia t-shirt of their choice from the Wikipedia store[໑]. Translations made between July 15th and July 19th (CDT time zone) qualify[໒].

If you are at Wikimania Mexico this year, you are also welcome to join a related sprint during the hackathon in Workplace 1 - Don Américo, Thursday 16 July at 4pm (CDT) at the conference venue, so you can meet other fellow translators and get support if you need some.

Interface messages have the priority. You will need to create an account at translatewiki.net in order to work on them, if you don't have one. It is recommended to create the account ASAP, so that it can be confirmed in time.

You can also help translate documentation pages about VisualEditor on mediawiki.org. You can use your Wikipedia account to work there.

You will find instructions, links and other details on the Translathon page.

Thanks for your attention, and happy translating!
Elitre (WMF) ໒໐:໕໙, ໑໓ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໑໕ (UTC)

1. You can choose between any short-sleeve shirt, or other items for the same value.
2. This means both new translations, and updates for messages in the "Outdated" tab of the translation interface.

## Lao is missing

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/There_is_also_a_Wikipedia_in_your_language
More than 100 languages are now listed.
Thank you, Varlaam (talk) ໒໐:໔໒, ໒໐ ມັງກອນ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

## The visual editor is coming to this wiki

Hi everybody,

My name is Erica, and I am a Community Liaison at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm here to let you know that the visual editor is coming to editors at this Wikipedia soon. It allows people to edit Wikipedia articles as if they were using word processing software.

You don't have to wait until the deployment to test it; you can test the visual editor right now. To turn it on, select "Beta" in your preferences. Choose "VisualEditor" and click save. When it is enabled, you will press the "ແກ້ໄຂ" button to edit an article in the new software. To use the wikitext editor, you can press "ແກ້ໄຂຊອຣ໌ສ".

After the deployment, everyone will automatically have the option to use either the visual editor or the current wikitext editor. For more information about how to use the visual editor, see mw:Help:VisualEditor/User guide.

Thank you, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) ໑໘:໒໙, ໕ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

## Reminder: the visual editor is coming to this wiki soon

This is a reminder that the visual editor is coming to all editors at this Wikipedia soon. As of this writing, the team is not aware of any issues specific to this language that should prevent the new software to be deployed here; therefore, please do let us know if you find any problems instead. You can report issues in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on the central feedback page on MediaWiki.org. There is a short guide at mediawiki.org that you can follow (as if it was a "checklist") to learn about the community work necessary to adapt the visual editor, and its referencing system in particular, to your community's needs.

Thank you for your cooperation, and happy editing! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) ໑໖:໓໔, ໒໖ ກຸມພາ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

Hello. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on smaller wikis. To the best of our knowledge, your wiki does not have a formal process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts. This means that the stewards will take care of this according to the admin activity review.

We have determined that the following users meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for more than 2 years):

These users will receive a notification soon, asking them to start a community discussion if they want to retain some or all of their rights. If the users do not respond, then their advanced rights will be removed by the stewards.

However, if you as a community would like to create your own activity review process superseding the global one, want to make another decision about these inactive rights holders, or already have a policy that we missed, then please notify the stewards on Meta-Wiki so that we know not to proceed with the rights review on your wiki. Thanks, Rschen7754 ໒໑:໐໓, ໑໖ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

## The visual editor will be enabled on this wiki in some days

As per previous announcements earlier this year, the visual editor (VisualEditor) will be enabled at this Wikipedia in some days. It allows people to edit articles as if they were using a typical word processor. Here's a quick explanation of what is going to happen: you can find a more detailed one, with pictures, at mediawiki.org.

What's changing?
In the new system, you get a single edit tab which follows your preferences, and that therefore will launch the wikitext editor or the visual editor depending on which one you opened the last (Remember my last editor).
This applies to everyone who edited recently, including anonymous users.
How do I switch to the other editor then?
Buttons on the toolbars of both editors were added months ago so that you can switch from one to the other every time you want to, without losing your changes and without having to save first.
The button, located on the right side of the toolbar, looks like square brackets ([[ ]]) in the visual editor, and like a pencil () in the wikitext editor.
Are there other options available?
Yes. You can choose whether you want:
• Always give me the visual editor if possible (if you temporarily switch to the wikitext editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it; also, it only applies to namespaces where the visual editor is available).
• Always give me the source editor (if you temporarily switch to the visual editor through the button on the toolbar, the system won't remember it)
• Show me both editor tabs (a system in place at multiple wikis since 2013. You are familiar with this option if you have been using the visual editor here.)
• Please note: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
How do I set my preference?
• If you want to try or to stay in the new system: you don't need to do anything.
• If you had explicitly disabled the visual editor in the past and want to keep it disabled: you don't need to do anything.
• All the registered users have a dropdown menu in the Editing tab of their Preferences (ການດັດແກ້ --> Editing mode:), where they can choose from. This only needs to be done once. Don't forget to save ;)
• Users with the visual editor disabled need to re-enable it if they're interested in accessing that menu!
• People who use the visual editor regularly will see a pop-up (only once after the single edit tab system is introduced), and they can choose their favorite setting there. Of course, they can change their mind at any time just like the others, and pick a different setting from their Preferences.
• Anonymous users who have used the visual editor recently will also be able to choose which editor they want to edit with.
• Reminder: all the users will always have the opportunity to switch to the other editor via buttons on the toolbars, for occasional edits.
Final remarks
• Please spread the word about this major change in any way that you deem appropriate for this community, by linking to this announcement elsewhere, putting up a site notice, etc. Please note it will affect all the registered users at first, and after some days it will reach logged-out contributors as well if no major technical issues have arisen. Don't hesitate to ask questions, I'll be around for a while to help!
• Please do let us know about any anomalies you think you're experiencing, and do post any other feedback below. I'd like to thank everyone who works to make the transition easier for this community, and whoever will help me processing feedback in your language.

Thank you! --Elitre (WMF) (talk) ໐໘:໒໙, ໔ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

## The visual editor is now active here

As some of you have noticed, this Wikipedia now has the visual editor (VisualEditor) enabled for all registered users. The rollout to logged-out users will likely happen in a week or so.

For an explanation of how the editing system now works and how to choose/go back to your favorite setting, please see my previous announcement above. If you wish to change your editing system preferences now, this can be done from this link to your Preferences --> ການດັດແກ້ --> Editing mode:.

All edits using the visual editor will be tagged with "Visual edit" in recent changes, watchlists, and page histories. To access the User Guide for the visual editor, click on the "(?)" icon in its toolbar.

Please let us know if you find any problems. You can report issues directly in Phabricator, the new bug tracking system or on at mw:VisualEditor/Feedback; by all means, feel free to also ping or contact me directly if you prefer. In case of emergency (like an unexpected bug causing widespread problems), please contact James Forrester, the product manager, at jforrester@wikimedia.org or on IRC in the #mediawiki-visualeditor channel.

Happy editing! Respectfully, Elitre (WMF) --໑໘:໕໗, ໑໑ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

PS: Are you seeing interface messages that are not in this wiki's language? Please fix this by providing translations here. Translations may be also provided for the user guide. Please contact me if you want guidance in contributing translations!

Just a heads-up that rollout of the visual editor on this wiki is now complete. Please refer to my previous messages for details. You can read the "checklist" that was written to help communities like yours in their process of adapting the visual editor to their customs and needs. Best, Elitre (WMF) ໑໘:໒໔, ໒໐ ຕຸລາ ໒໐໑໖ (UTC)

## Editing News #3—2016

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## Editing News #1—2017

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## New notification when a page is connected to Wikidata

Hello all,

The Wikidata development team is about to deploy a new feature on all Wikipedias. It is a new type of notification (via Echo, the notification system you see at the top right of your wiki when you are logged in), that will inform the creator of a page, when this page is connected to a Wikidata item.

You may know that Wikidata provides a centralized system for all the interwikilinks. When a new page is created, it should be connected to the corresponding Wikidata item, by modifying this Wikidata item. With this new notification, editors creating pages will be informed when another editor connects this page to Wikidata.

This feature will be deployed on May 30th on all the Wikipedias, excepting English, French and German. This feature will be disable by default for existing editors, and enabled by default for new editors.

This is the first step of the deployments, the Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects will follow in the next months.

Thanks go to Matěj Suchánek who developed this feature!

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk)

## m:Requests for comment/Global centralnotice for the blockade of the Turkish government

Hi, you are invited to participate in the discussion on the proposal to make a banner through m: centralnotice to inform more people around the world about what the Turkish government has done about Wikipedia, ie all the language versions of Wikipedia are You are obscured, so in Turkey it is impossible to view the * .bywiki.com site. To hope that the Turkish government will remove the block, it is necessary to raise awareness of this fact around the world because it is important to succeed in this mission because Wikipedia can not be seen in Turkey. With this message also for those interested, I invite him to sign the Wikimedian appeal.

If you have any questions or questions do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks best regards. --Samuele2002 (Talk!) ໑໗:໑໘, ໓ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໗ (UTC)

## Wikidata changes now also appear in enhanced recent changes

Hello, and sorry to write this message in English. You can help translating it.

Starting from today, you will be able to display Wikidata changes in both modes of the recent changes and the watchlist.

Read and translate the full message

Thank you! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) ໐໘:໓໓, ໒໙ ມີຖຸນາ ໒໐໑໗ (UTC)

(wrong target page? you can fix it here)

## Improved search in deleted pages archive

During Wikimedia Hackathon 2016, the Discovery team worked on one of the items on the 2015 community wishlist, namely enabling searching the archive of deleted pages. This feature is now ready for production deployment, and will be enabled on all wikis, except Wikidata.

Right now, the feature is behind a feature flag - to use it on your wiki, please go to the `Special:Undelete` page, and add `&fuzzy=1` to the URL, like this: https://test.bywiki.com/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=1. Then search for the pages you're interested in. There should be more results than before, due to using ElasticSearch indexing (via the CirrusSearch extension).

We plan to enable this improved search by default on all wikis soon (around August 1, 2017). If you have any objections to this - please raise them with the Discovery team via email or on this announcement's discussion page. Like most Mediawiki configuration parameters, the functionality can be configured per wiki. Once the improved search becomes the default, you can still access the old mode using `&fuzzy=0` in the URL, like this: https://test.bywiki.com/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=0

Please note that since Special:Undelete is an admin-only feature, this search capability is also only accessible to wiki admins.

Thank you! CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ໑໘:໓໙, ໒໕ ກໍລະກົດ ໒໐໑໗ (UTC)

## Greetings!

Dear Laotian Wikipedians! I hope you are all doing well. Over the course of the next few weeks, I intend to organize a Wikipedia workshop in Vientiane. I was hoping if you would be able to support me in the organization of these (mainly English language oriented) events in your city by volunteering your time and helping me connect with potential venues (preferably educational/training institutions) that would be able to support the organization of these events? I am currently working on a rapid grant proposal in this regard and would appreciate your feedback on meta:Grants:Project/Rapid/GMRC/Project CLV. Thanks! Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (talk) ໐໘:໕໒, ໒໔ ພະຈິກ ໒໐໑໗ (UTC)

## ESEAP Conference 2018

Hello Laotian Wikipedians,

Scholarship applications for ESEAP Conference 2018 is now open!

ESEAP Conference 2018 is a regional conference for Wikimedia communities around the ESEAP regions. ESEAP stands for East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific. Taking place in Bali, Indonesia on 5-6 May 2018, this is the first regional conference for the Wikimedia communities around the regions.

Full scholarships are subject to quotas, maximum two people per country and your country is eligible to apply, visit this page.

We also accept submissions of several formats, including:

• Workshop & Tutorial: these are presentations with a focus on practical work directed either to acquiring a specific skill or doing a specific task. Sessions are 55 minutes led by the presenters in a classroom space suitable for laptops and work.
• Posters: A2-size format to give news, share your community event/program, set out an idea, propose a concept, or explain a problem. The poster itself must be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with a suitable license.
• Short Presentation/Sharing talks: 10-15 minutes presentation on certain topic.

Deadline for submissions and scholarship applications is on 15 March 2018.

Best regards,

--Pilarbini (talk) ໐໖:໕໕, ໑໕ ມັງກອນ ໒໐໑໘ (UTC) (Communication team)