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Super10 (talk) 09:25, 15 March 2014 (CET)

uinter o. Vinter[edit source]

wie heisst Winter (auf Deutsch) or english spelling? User:PenaRC

"winter" in English (uinter). Wynter (talk) 17:09, 20 March 2014 (CET)

Patroller[edit source]

Hi Wynter,

I've granted you patroller per a succesful RfP. I am late, but congratulations and be careful with it! Wink Southparkfan 17:00, 29 April 2014 (CEST)

Thanks! Wynter (talk) 17:38, 29 April 2014 (CEST)

Hello...[edit source]

I removed your autopatrolled flag because you are patroller. Regards. -- Comedia Paperback book black gal.svg 20:00, 1 May 2014 (CEST)

Thank you. Wynter (talk) 20:02, 1 May 2014 (CEST)
You're a good editor. Have you thought about being an administrador?-- Comedia Paperback book black gal.svg 20:04, 1 May 2014 (CEST)
Also I think the page Vikidia:Nuke is unnecesary and the administrators can't use it, only the oversights.-- Comedia Paperback book black gal.svg 20:06, 1 May 2014 (CEST)
Fixed. Wynter (talk) 20:13, 1 May 2014 (CEST)
I want to be an administrator eventually, but I thought I needed to have a little more time and edits. What do you think? Wynter (talk) 20:13, 1 May 2014 (CEST)

User:Wynter/List of users by number of edits[edit source]

How did you generated this list? Via the API? Southparkfan 20:34, 6 September 2014 (CEST)

Yes, I ran the API on each of the wikis (the Allusers API, if I remember correctly). Wynter (talk) 23:42, 7 September 2014 (CEST)

Templates[edit source]

Is there any templates I should create, or work on? Stub templates related to specific articles perhaps? George.Edward.C (Talk) (Contributions) 18:15, 17 September 2014 (CEST)

It seems like Template:Stub is being used everywhere right now, and I don't know if we should create stub templates for all different kinds of articles (like Wikipedia). Maybe there should be a discussion about that. Also, you could also take a look at Special:WantedTemplates. Wynter (talk) 18:22, 17 September 2014 (CEST)

Elizabeth II[edit source]

This article (Elizabeth II) is a mess, due to the fact it was imported from SimpleWiki. I think this should be rewritten, do you agree? George.Edward.C (Talk) (Contributions) 19:14, 23 September 2014 (CEST)

I think it should be partially rewritten, maybe keeping some of the content since the content seems fine (besides a few missing templates here and there). The template Template:Infobox monarch definitely needs to be reimported — I'll try to do that. Wynter (talk) 18:12, 24 September 2014 (CEST)
I fixed most of the templates — what do you think? Wynter (talk) 18:32, 24 September 2014 (CEST)
Looks ok, thanks! George.Edward.C (Talk) (Contributions) 18:46, 24 September 2014 (CEST)

Block of Legrand-g[edit source]

Hi Wynter,

I'm not that active but I still monitor the stuff here, and I saw your block. Thanks for that, but is indefinite not a bit long? Is a few months/weeks not better? I hid this as it (probably) shutdowns your system, perhaps with worse (I am not familiar with bat) consequences, and due to the purpose to "damage" a sysop's system, I will leave the decision to you. Southparkfan 20:27, 1 October 2014 (CEST)

  1. I think indefinite is necessary because 1) we usually do it here for registered users (see Special:BlockList) and 2) fr:User:Legrand-g seems to show a pattern for long term abuse (if it is the same user).
  2. Thanks for hiding that revision; I thought about it but I wasn't entirely sure if it was necessary. In fact, I didn't click on the link because I thought it could be harmful! Wynter (talk) 20:41, 1 October 2014 (CEST)
Wynter (talk) 20:41, 1 October 2014 (CEST)

Archaeology[edit source]

Flotation also it is used in Archaeology User:PenaRC--190.91.67.111 07:43, 9 October 2014 (CEST)

Um, OK. (?) Wynter (talk) 16:52, 13 October 2014 (CEST)

Different hosting for Vikidia?[edit source]

Hi Astirmays,

I am aware that Vikidia is having some issues with its current hosting, especially with image thumbnails. I was wondering: do you think Vikidia should be moved to a different host? I have been checking out a wiki hosting farm called Orain, which seems very nice. Some benefits:

  • Latest MediaWiki software and extensions
  • Single unified login (you can use the same account for every wiki)
  • SSL (secure connection via HTTPS)
  • Active support for the server and software
  • Faster page loading via HHVM, etc.

We also would still be able to keep using the vikidia.org domain. What do you think? If we do plan to move, I would be glad to help out in any way. Wynter (talk) 21:06, 4 November 2014 (CET)

Hi Wynter, yes we think about moving to another host, we're working on it. I don't know Orain, I may tell the Vikidia's 2 or 3 sysops about it, yet they already have an idea about a hosting that would let them more rights and possibilities. Actually it would be a not free hosting, yet we can ask the money for that to Wikimédia France, which is eager to help us. Then it's just a matter of work: both the moving and asking properly for the funding.
Are you good in technical matters ? I know it's another think, but do you know how to make a wiki bot?
Bravo for your work, and bye! Astirmays (talk) 09:31, 5 November 2014 (CET)
@Astirmays: let me know if I can help. Southparkfan 16:30, 5 November 2014 (CET)
I have quite a bit of experience with AutoWikiBrowser, if that helps. This might also solve our troubles with image uploading and thumbnails, so that would be good. George.Edward.CTalkContributions 17:14, 5 November 2014 (CET)
@George.Edward.C: Are you saying that AutoWikiBrowser would help the image thumbnail issue? How (just curious)? Wynter (talk) 19:45, 5 November 2014 (CET) Nevermind, I think I misunderstood what you meant. Wink Wynter (talk) 19:52, 5 November 2014 (CET)
@Astirmays: OK, I wasn't aware that there already was a plan, which is why I suggested something. Do you mind keeping the Vikidia community updated on what's going on regarding the proposed move? Like I said, I'd be glad to help.
I have some technical experience with MediaWiki configuration and extensions (I've created my own wiki website before). I also know how to use the API to make a bot that runs a certain task. Do you need a bot? Wynter (talk) 19:45, 5 November 2014 (CET)
Hi, I wonder what the best would be for Vikidia. You can't rely on shared hosting when your wikis contain more than 20k whatever articles. Good servers for a wiki farm like this can cost a lot of money, and CentralAuth is much wanted.. Southparkfan 22:08, 5 November 2014 (CET)
We'll keep you updated on that matter. Servers for our wikis can cost something, but we can ask the money we need for that, we don't have to pay for it directly.
On bots, we have fr:Vikidia:Demandes aux robots, maybe we should do the same here ? I could have quite a few ideas of technical task to do. Oh yes, I think to one not too difficult: would you remind and show me where to change or make some global messages such as thes one we have on fr :
  • "Par Vikidia, l’encyclopédie pour les jeunes, qui explique aux enfants..." on the bottom of each page,
  • "Dieux de l'Olympe - Vikidia, l’encyclopédie des 8-13 ans" that we have in the title bar (between<title></title>),
  • "Des questions ? Laisse un message" in front of the title of each article (not sure we have to put this one).
I think that especially having a proper title line can help the search engine to identify us as "for children" and get more readers.
Thanks! Astirmays (talk) 22:15, 6 November 2014 (CET)
The first two are MediaWiki:Lastmodifiedat and MediaWiki:Pagetitle. The third is from the script fr:MediaWiki:Gadget-InviteDiscussion.js, which would have to be copied over here. Also, I'll create Vikidia:Bot requests. Wynter (talk) 07:05, 7 November 2014 (CET)
Shouldn't we have a standard layout for bot requests (like RFPs)? George Edward CTalkContributions 12:23, 8 November 2014 (CET)
Thanks Wynter!
@George.Edward.C you may do that, a page of request for technical matter or so. You would have to make sure that this page is easy to find, through good links in the proper other pages...
Another technical issue, why does so much infobox such as on Papaya do not work properly (go to the right of the page)? They must be a fem other articles to which it also happen... Thanks! Astirmays (talk) 15:05, 8 November 2014 (CET)
Probably a coding issue, strange thing is that it hasn't actually been changed. Checked the diffs, hardly anything has changed since we imported it. George Edward CTalkContributions 16:24, 8 November 2014 (CET)
Fixed Wynter (talk) 18:08, 18 November 2014 (CET)
Seems to have fixed it. Thanks! Happy George Edward CTalkContributions 19:39, 18 November 2014 (CET)

Wait...[edit source]

...Your an administrator? --Goldenburg111 (talk) 13:47, 19 November 2014 (CET)

Yes. Do you need anything for an admin to do? Wynter (talk) 18:11, 19 November 2014 (CET)
Not necessarily, I just never knew. But I'm not surprised, you definitely deserve the administrator right. --Goldenburg111 (talk) 23:20, 19 November 2014 (CET)
I guess you didn't know because I became an admin while you were inactive. Wynter (talk) 18:46, 20 November 2014 (CET)
Wynter, would you please block Jilly for harassment and disruption? http://en.vikidia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Jilly she keeps targetting me and disrupting my time here at Vikidia. It's best to simply close her importer request as unsuccessful since me and Comedia didn't support and 2 did. In which that is about 50% success, which is not passing. Also we don't want someone who thinks administrators only close RFAs and the requester can't withdrawn for importer, plus she even voted twice so that is a big no no. Thanks! --Goldenburg111 (talk) 01:45, 20 November 2014 (CET)
See Vikidia:Request for administrators/2014 11#One last solution. Wynter (talk) 18:46, 20 November 2014 (CET)

Burkina Faso[edit source]

Well done on your article Burkina Faso! --Wemal (talk) 10:03, 17 February 2015 (CET)

Thanks! Wynter (talk) 18:28, 17 February 2015 (CET)

Articles to review[edit source]

Hello Wynter. Would you like to help me on Category:Article to review. I think you are a pure English people. Wink --CRH (Noia 64 apps xeyes-2.pngNuvola apps ksig.png) 16:21, 30 January 2016 (CET)

Sure, I'd like to help. Wynter (talk) 06:04, 1 February 2016 (CET)

Edit filter[edit source]

Hi there, I'm an Edit Filter Manager at the English Wikipedia - I'm just wondering why you've set a disallow rule on any external links in userspace? It's easily bypassed, so perhaps the regex can be improved, or a better rule be designed? - copied from a message left at an inactive admin's talk -- samtar talk or stalk 11:27, 5 July 2016 (CEST)