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Non-free rationale for File:Zen garden-en.JPGEdit


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Feedback post-editEdit

Hey, if you'd like to have this feature on Italian Wikiquote, just file a bug requesting it, under MediaWiki extensions > PostEdit. That way we have the request documented properly. Thanks, Steven Walling (WMF) • talk 18:43, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

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Pending release of NotificationsEdit

Hey Raoli :). I'm dropping you a note because you have signed up for the Notifications, or Echo, newsletter.

If all goes according to plan, we should be launching Echo on en-wiki either tomorrow, or next Tuesday - I'll drop a followup tomorrow when we know what's happening. Should the launch succeed, we'll begin the process of triaging bugs and gathering feedback on what features work, what cause problems, and what we should do next; I hope you'll help us out on these fronts by leaving any comments you might have on the talkpage.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:05, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Notifications box replacement prototypes releasedEdit

Hey Raoli; Kaldari has finished scripting a set of potential replacements available to test and give feedback on. Please go to this thread for more detail on how to enable them. Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 14:58, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library NewsletterEdit

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013


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Ah yes ... Estonia !! Victuallers (talk) 13:42, 27 December 2013 (UTC)


I have read the article on the Italian Wikipedia and it says that I was paid from projects funded by WMUK! Is this new information that you have added as it is completely wrong and can you delete it immediately. QRpedia was mine (and Terence Eden's) - we created it before whilst I was the first British Wikipedian in Residence. Gibraltarpedia was not funded by WMUK and WMUK paid no money to Monmouth County Council who employed me. Can you tell me where you got this incorrect information? Victuallers (talk) 14:20, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry been tothe pub - not OK Im having the English version changed...I'll advise. Im wondering if your new mega article would be better off forked as an Italian version of the Japanese and Welsh article on "Wikitown" Victuallers (talk) 20:08, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I think you may have misunderstood - I am suggesting a page on Wikitowns or "list of Wikitowns" - this would leave out detail on QRpedia and just list the known notable wiki towns - including the two emerging in Italy. On the English Wikipedia Gibraltarpedia, Monmouthpedia and Freopedia have their own articles ... but none of the others have more than a project page and they would be deleted I think if they existed too. Victuallers (talk) 17:04, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Raoli, I do appreciate your care... and the language lesson in Italian :-) I will have a look tomorrow but Wikipedia is unfair as it quotes rumour and allows bias. I am also interested in helping the Italian projects. Is there a good way I can help? If I could cover my travel then I would like to see what you plan to do. Another town in Italy has asked me whether I would help them create a wikitown. Projects like Bremenpedia are showing how projects can be run where the first language is not English. Best wishes Victuallers (talk) 22:18, 13 January 2014 (UTC)


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