Cary Bass | 2 Jun 18:42 2010
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Volunteer translators needed for Vector rollout


Hi all!

In advance of the Vector rollout to the remaining top ten languages,
the UX team can use some help translating some pages from the English
Wikipedia; including central notice, a local PR page, and not least, a
local feedback page.

Languages still needing at least some work are: German, French,
Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish.  Thanks to
Marco 27 for the work he put in on the Italian Wiki.

The central coordination page is located here, on the Usability wiki:

<http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Releases/Default_Switch>

One thing I beg you to remember, is that translating these pages does
not necessarily imply endorsement with the Vector switch!  One comment
I received on IRC when I asked about it was: "But I don't like Vector,
I'm switching right back to Monobook when it rolls over".  Well, we
understand and appreciate that--and even more reason to help out with
putting a feedback page on your wiki, and permitting people who don't
read or write English (or Italian :) ) to be able to provide their own
comments about the Vector rollout.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

--

-- 
Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
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Cary Bass | 10 Jun 02:13 2010
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Office Hour for Friday, June 11, featuring Mike Godwin

Hey everyone!

On Friday, June 11, the Office Hour will once again be hosted by Mike
Godwin, Legal counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, who you can read
about at <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Mikegodwin>

Office hours are from 2230 to 2330 UTC (3:30 PM to 4:30 PM PST).

If you do not have an IRC client, there are two ways you can come chat
using a web browser:  First is using the Wikizine chat gateway at
<http://chatwikizine.memebot.com/cgi-bin/cgiirc/irc.cgi>.  Type a
nickname, select irc.freenode.net from the top menu and
#wikimedia-office from the following menu, then login to join.

Also, you can access Freenode by going to http://webchat.freenode.net/,
typing in the nickname of your choice and choosing wikimedia-office as
the channel.   You may be prompted to click through a security warning.
It should be all right.

Please feel free to forward (and translate!) this email to any other
relevant email lists you happen to be on.

--

-- 
Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation

Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate
Joan Chan | 16 Jun 23:22 2010

Re: Office Hour for Friday, June 11, featuring Mike Godwin

Dear Mr. Cary Bass,

Since you find the attachment is too long, I send you this letter
only. OK? Many thanks for your help.

This is the email that I sent to you a few hours ago.
                     ***********************
Dear Mr. Cary Bass,

Thank you very much for your help. It is very
kind of you. I hope you can get me through to Mr.
Jimmy Wales again..

Now I have a rather grave problem. My book East
Meets West has been published more than 6 month.
After many requests, Authorhouse sent me a cheque
of  (Royalty)ten pounds.

I shall be very grateful if you can help  me to check
the accuracy of my account.

I am a pensioner. I devote all my time, my energy
and every penny of my pension to promote my book .
I aim for a global success and 80% of the profit would go for charity.
I know there is still a long long way to
go but my determination will bring me there one day.

I am still using the beautiful images and very helpful
resources from Wikipedia.  My bilingual Version of Volume One and Two
will be published shortly.I feel
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Cary Bass | 2 Jun 18:42 2010
Picon

Volunteer translators needed for Vector rollout


Hi all!

In advance of the Vector rollout to the remaining top ten languages,
the UX team can use some help translating some pages from the English
Wikipedia; including central notice, a local PR page, and not least, a
local feedback page.

Languages still needing at least some work are: German, French,
Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish.  Thanks to
Marco 27 for the work he put in on the Italian Wiki.

The central coordination page is located here, on the Usability wiki:

<http://usability.wikimedia.org/wiki/Releases/Default_Switch>

One thing I beg you to remember, is that translating these pages does
not necessarily imply endorsement with the Vector switch!  One comment
I received on IRC when I asked about it was: "But I don't like Vector,
I'm switching right back to Monobook when it rolls over".  Well, we
understand and appreciate that--and even more reason to help out with
putting a feedback page on your wiki, and permitting people who don't
read or write English (or Italian :) ) to be able to provide their own
comments about the Vector rollout.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

--

-- 
Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation
(Continue reading)

Cary Bass | 10 Jun 02:13 2010
Picon

Office Hour for Friday, June 11, featuring Mike Godwin

Hey everyone!

On Friday, June 11, the Office Hour will once again be hosted by Mike
Godwin, Legal counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation, who you can read
about at <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Mikegodwin>

Office hours are from 2230 to 2330 UTC (3:30 PM to 4:30 PM PST).

If you do not have an IRC client, there are two ways you can come chat
using a web browser:  First is using the Wikizine chat gateway at
<http://chatwikizine.memebot.com/cgi-bin/cgiirc/irc.cgi>.  Type a
nickname, select irc.freenode.net from the top menu and
#wikimedia-office from the following menu, then login to join.

Also, you can access Freenode by going to http://webchat.freenode.net/,
typing in the nickname of your choice and choosing wikimedia-office as
the channel.   You may be prompted to click through a security warning.
It should be all right.

Please feel free to forward (and translate!) this email to any other
relevant email lists you happen to be on.

--

-- 
Cary Bass
Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimedia Foundation

Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate


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