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Kia ora, ko koe te mātāmuri o ngā kaimahi kua rēhita e 97!


Nau mai, haere mai ki te Wikipedia Māori!


Tēnā koe Brian! Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki te Wikipedia Māori! Tēnei te tuku atu nei i tā tātou mātāpunenga kia tirotirohia e te katoa. Kei konei ia - ōna piki, me ōna heke, ōna tika me ōna hē - hei tango mā te tangata. Kia ora rawa atu koe mō āu mahi i konei. Ko te tumanako, ka pai ki a koe tēnei paetukutuku. Tēnā koa, tirohia ngā tikanga o tēnei Wikipedia me ngā whakamārama mō te mahi whakatika. He whakamārama atu anō ki Hau Kāinga, ki Tomokanga hapori. Hei tuku mai i ōu pātai, ōu whakaaro rānei, haere ki Kōrero.


He maramara atu anō

  • Hei wāhi parakitihi i ngā mahi whakatika, haere ki te Papa tākaro.
  • Tēnā koa, hainatia āu mahi i runga i ngā whārangi kōrerorero ki ngā tohu ngaru e whā, kia pēnei: (~~~~); kia puta mārama ai tō ingoa, me te rā i tuhituhi ai koe.

He whakamārama anō ki te Wikipedia Reo Pākehā


Uea ki a Ranginui e tū iho nei, Uea ki a Papatuanuku e takoto ake nei. Uhi! wero! haramai te toki! Haumi e! hui e! Tāiki e!

Robin Patterson 00:03, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Sysops[edit source]

In answer to your question, see Category:Administrators. Stephen is the only recently-active other Kiwi among us, but Vardion makes the occasional brilliant contribution.

Thanks for the energetic approach! Robin Patterson 20:43, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Logo/Waitohu[edit source]

I'm not too fussed about changing the logo so I'm happy to chat about it - separate page waitohu (direct translation from Te Matatiki). Robin Patterson 09:18, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Kia ora Brian - ko ahau tēnei e whakatika hoto ana kia tika ai Kahuroa 21:37, 5 Kohi-tātea 2007 (UTC)

Great work[edit source]

[yes, but??!]

Short holiday and time on your hands??[edit source]

Brian, you seem not to have stayed long at that "place where there is not a computer for kilometers". What can you do here? Well, I'm quite content to see more of the interface translated (as I've reverted to English!); and a positive move would be to produce some more taone stubs (not only NZ) now that our native speaker has given an indication of ways to improve the wikipedia:tauira model.

'Ere! Wot's 'appened to the macrons that are meant to be below the edit box? I was using them earlier, I thought - or maybe that was on wikt: (where there could also be positive contributions made).

Ka kite. Me moe au.

Robin Patterson 11:27, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

CheckUser[edit source]

I've read your reference. Pertinent portion:

On a wiki with no Arbitration Committee, two options are possible:
The community must approve at least two CheckUsers per consensus. Activity will be checked mutually. The user requesting check user status must request it within his local community and advertise this request properly (village pump, mailing list when available, ...). The editor must be familiar with the privacy policy. After gaining consensus (70%-80%) in his local community, with at least 25-30 editors approval, the user should list himself under Requests for permissions with a link to the page with the community's decision.

I don't think we have enough of the problems referred to. But put something on the Korero if you like, to see if a few other users are interested in having a couple of CheckUsers. Robin Patterson 22:54, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning[edit source]

I've looked again at MediaWiki:Copyrightwarning. The box of macrons and other characters is still there, above the "Please note...". Any idea why I can't see them right below the edit box? Robin Patterson 23:06, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for giving me the clue about the "/en". All now works fine, for that and the tagline. Robin Patterson 01:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Spammers[edit source]

  1. Thanks for knocking that one back.
  2. I think you are far too generous - I give deliberate link-spammers a year in the cooler!

Robin Patterson 01:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)


Recent MediaWiki work - great![edit source]

Thanks for all the tricky stuff, BNZ. I don't have the patience for it, but I can happily tinker with small improvements once the main job's done. I'm not sure if changing the spelling is a problem with MediaWiki; shouldn't be, because some wikis have totally abandoned English in their interfaces, all done with redirects, I expect. We can always revert if problems. Robin Patterson 19:18, 19 Hui-tanguru 2006 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit source]

Yes, there have been several new members joining, and one or two seem to know more Te Reo than you or I. Now there was something recently that looked like your sort of field (one of your specialties) - please see Wikipedia talk:CommonsTicker. Then you might find a ready ear if you offered to help User:Kahuroa translate even more of the interface and other MediaWiki things. Robin Patterson 20:15, 12 Pipiri 2006 (UTC)


Kia ora koe[edit source]

... mō te whakatū tono mōku. Ka nui te harikoa o te ngākau. (PS - there was also something wrong with the way the welcome panel above was displaying, so I just updated it to the most recent version). Kahuroa 07:37, 15 Paenga-whāwhā 2007 (UTC)

Kia ora - Thanks for your vote on my behalf - the proposal was enacted today by Vardion. Cheers for your support. Kia kaha koe. Kahuroa 07:24, 23 Paenga-whāwhā 2007 (UTC)

Te āheitanga katoa[edit source]

Te āheitanga katoa, e taea e koe te āwhina i ahau te whakapai ake i tenei, te whakawhetai: Teide, Guanches.--83.49.251.2 09:00, 8 Hānuere 2014 (UTC)

Upload files, Upload Wizard?[edit source]

Wikimedia Commons logo

Hello! Sorry for writing in English. As you're an administrator here, please check the message I left on MediaWiki talk:Licenses and the village pump. Thanks, Nemo 19:22, 18 Hepetema 2014 (UTC)

Your administrator status on the miwiki[edit source]

Hello. A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on the wiki listed above. Since that wiki does not have its own rights review process, the global one applies.

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