User talk:Gadfium/Archive1

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Nō Wikipedia Māori
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Wikipedia Māori!

Tēnā koe Gadfium/Archive1! Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki te Wikipedia Māori! Tēnei te mihi atu ki ngā aroaro maunga o te motu, ki a koutou hoki ngā iwi e noho ana ki tēnā pito, ki tēnā pito, ki tēnā pito o te ao. 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. Kia ora rawa atu koe mō āu mahi i konei. Ko te tumanako, ka pai ki a koe tēnei paetukutuku.

He maramara atu anō

Haere mai, nau mai, tomo mai rā. Uhi! wero! haramai te toki! Haumi e! Hui e! Tāiki e!

Kahuroa 05:29, 18 Here-turi-kōkā 2007 (UTC)

Congrats. Kahuroa 20:50, 20 Paenga-whāwhā 2008 (UTC)

Translation Request[takatā pūtake]

Hi! Could you translate and add this article into your wonderful wikipedia? You can reach me here. Thanks. With Kind Regards --Warayupay 22:39, 22 Hune 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Tacloban is a port city in the Philippines. It is approximately 360 miles southeast of Manila. It is the capital of the province of Leyte. It is also the regional center of Eastern Visayas.

Kei te Wikimedia Commons he whakaahua atu anō mō



Sorry, but my understanding of the language is not nearly good enough to translate your article. I occasionally add to existing articles, but only using a few "canned" phrases.-gadfium 04:41, 23 Hune 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Bureaucrat[takatā pūtake]

I've made you a bureaucrat. Might save you having to look for someone else when something needs to be done. Kahuroa 08:09, 3 Noema 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks-gadfium 08:37, 3 Noema 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Ngā mihi[takatā pūtake]

Many thanks for helping with the title change. It is appreciated.--Te Karere 07:41, 15 Noema 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Renaming request[takatā pūtake]

Hello. I request renaming my two following accounts:

  • محمد الجداوي → Avocato
  • GedawyBot → AvocatoBot

Confirmation link: [1]. Reason: Privacy reasons. Please note: You may found the destination accounts (Avocato & AvocatoBot) already exist, I created these new accounts here automatically by mistake (self-created), and I own them (see here and here). Thanks in advance.--M.Gedawy 22:21, 9 Ākuhata 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Let me know if there are any problems, as this is the first time I've done a user rename.-gadfium (talk) 23:36, 9 Ākuhata 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Possible interwiki error[takatā pūtake]

Tēnā koe, Gadfium. I wonder if you would be kind enough to help me for a moment please? I came by to mi.wikipedia looking for information on a Māori language song, Pō Atarau, and while looking round, I noticed a possible problem on Wikipedia:Tomokanga hapori with the interwiki links - there are 2 specifically, Doerin Naero and Lëtzebuergisch which appear twice in the interwiki list, but both links in those languages go to different places. I hope you can help to resolve this, and thank you. BarkingFish (talk) 02:07, 2 Tīhema 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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 16:52, 3 Mei 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Request for username change : Hosiryuhosi -> Rxy[takatā pūtake]

Hello. Could you please change my username?

Translate interface[takatā pūtake]

Hi Gadfium. How do I go about changing the untranslated interface bits : like "edit" and also fix annoying transliterations like Rīti for "read"? Piwaiwaka (talk) 01:10, 21 Hune 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Look at the translatewiki site, and create an account there. I don't know what you might have to do to be allowed to change translations there. If it would help, I hereby verify that you are a trusted editor. Feel free to refer them to this statement.-gadfium (talk) 04:58, 21 Hune 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for that, will look into it. Piwaiwaka (talk) 08:41, 23 Hune 2014 (UTC)[reply]

An important message about renaming users[takatā pūtake]

Dear Gadfium, My aplogies for writing in English. Please translate or have this translated for you if it will help. 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 Ākuhata 2014 (UTC)[reply]

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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 19:23, 18 Hepetema 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Iwi names/Ngāti Tamainu[takatā pūtake]

Just a note re references for Iwi names ... All of Kahuroa's Iwi articles and templates are derived from a National Library database which is a reliable source. For some reason that's not stated in the articles ... Could we maybe add it to Infobox Iwi as general covering info? Eg: a line at the bottom saying Tirohia anō: and that link. Piwaiwaka (talk) 18:13, 22 Noema 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Sure, feel free to add it.-gadfium (talk) 19:53, 22 Noema 2014 (UTC)[reply]
OK done, called it Tohutoro matua = main reference. Piwaiwaka (talk) 08:35, 23 Noema 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Special powers lacking[takatā pūtake]

Hi Gadfium. I wouldn't mind rewording template:maramara (stub template) and others but it's protected ... Could be a tad more idiomatic. Piwaiwaka (talk) 09:10, 11 Tīhema 2014 (UTC)[reply]