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I don't like red links.

Me neither! Lotje (talk) 16:32, 24 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
Dag SPQRobin, welke taal worden we veronderstald hier te hanteren? Lotje (talk) 16:32, 24 June 2012 (UTC)Reply
Hallo Lotje, het gebruik van talen is natuurlijk een beetje lastig, maar het staat vrij om Nederlands, Frans, Engels en eventueel Duits of zelfs Luxemburgs of andere talen te hanteren. Ik ga ervan uit dat de grote meerderheid van de geïnteresseerden minstens twee van de vier eerstgenoemde talen kent. Pagina's zouden in principe in de drie eerstgenoemde talen beschikbaar moeten zijn. Ik wil ook nog vermelden dat ik het gebruik van het Engels probeer te beperken, maar mondeling ("IRL" meetings) zal het waarschijnlijk moeilijk anders gaan. SPQRobin (talk) 18:09, 24 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Two lists


Robin, what is the difference of this list with the earlier list List Belgian Members] Do you contact also the people on this first list? Andries Van den Abeele (talk) 16:58, 24 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

That list dates back to 2008-9, so I think it makes sense to start over. That initiative was promoted mostly by French-speakers, whereas this time we have a more "multilingual initiative" (for all language communities of Belgium and Luxemburg) which will hopefully be successful. I did not (yet) contact the people on the previous list, because this initiative has only just started, but we should indeed contact them sooner or later. SPQRobin (talk) 18:09, 24 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Translation administrator


Hi SPQRobin! :)

Could you assign me to the translation administrator user group, please? It could be helpful for my translation activities here. Greets, Vogone (talk) 03:37, 27 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Answered on the Community Portal. SPQRobin (talk) 02:40, 31 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL


Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 12:55, 3 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

An important message about renaming users


Dear SPQRobin,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)Reply

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Problem to contact people for next meeting.


Hello Robin, MediaWiki block me when I send more than ten email to other user. Is that a solution to send more than 10 E-mail using the site ? Lionel Scheepmans Wiki ou eMail 18:06, 14 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Next meeting invitation for Belgium chapter creation



Just a message to inform you than the next Wikimedia Belgium meeting will be on Brussels.

The place isn't definitely fixed but we are already watching for the best day and moment to organize it.

If you still interested about our chapter creation, let's joins us by using this Framadate page for choosing witch are your preferred days and moments to participate to this meeting:

See you soon I hope.

Lionel Scheepmans Wiki ou eMail 17:37, 17 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Belgium Chapter Founding


Hello Future Chapter member,

Romaine made the following announcement on the Belgian chapter portal on September 2nd 2014

Wikimedia Belgium has been approved as chapter by the Board of Trustees on August 6th 2014 after the approval of the Affiliations Committee on June 23rd 2014. This resolution has been published on 29 August.

Thank you Romaine and congratulations to all those who have been pushing this initiative forward.

You receive this message because you registered and confirmed yourself as founding member of the chapter on the Founding/Interested_people-page. The next step is to finalize the foundation of the association (vzw/asbl) according to Belgian law. We have been preparing the foundations documents and now is the time to act for you to support our foundation your can read the official Statuten en Reglement_van_Inwendige_Orde (in dutch) and transaltions in french and english form the general page Chapter_Statutes_&_Bylaws

We need you to provide us with following information :

  • your full names ( first name and family name)
  • your current address ( your official residence : street, nbr , postal code, city, and country if its not in Belgium)
  • your place and date of birth
  • your national number (rijksregister nummer, numéro du registre nationale)
  • your nationality if you are not Belgian but a foreign resident, if you have a double nationality, the belgian will suffice

We don't want you to put these private data on public wiki pages removed online excel-sheet link check my user page DerekvG

The closing date is october 1st

Please let me know that you've completed the registration or that you decline the invitation --DerekvG (talk) 12:50, 22 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

How we will see unregistered users



You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:10, 4 January 2022 (UTC)