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Thanks for your comments on the logos. That's really encouraging. Do you know what happened with the all logo selection and voting? There is no activity on the subject pages for a long time now. DeliDumrul 23:04, 21 June 2006 (UTC)Reply

I want to withdraw the logo offers I put down, therefore delete the related entries on the new logo page. In accordance, can I remove your comment too? DeliDumrul 06:43, 2 July 2006 (UTC)Reply

List of Hangeul syllables


Hi, you asked me about 칵 and kak (khak). OK... In syllable-initial position, ㅋ is always aspirated, unlike ㄱ or ㄲ. So we can safely leave out the <h> letter. --Kjoonlee 02:33, 10 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Re: Correct revision?


Hi, sorry, I saw your message just now. The revision is correct (more or less... it's a translation from italian to venetian, but with some errors, I'll check it as soon as I can), you don't need to rollback it. Cheers, Candalua 13:35, 5 July 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hello Zyephyrus, welcome to the multilingual Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

This wiki is the original Wikisource wiki, originally hosting works in many languages. The larger collections have been spawned into separate projects, leaving this wiki to serve as a central collaboration point, and as an environment where works without a language subdomain can be begin. Refer to our Languages list to see which languages still reside on this wiki.

Most questions and discussions about the community are in the Scriptorium.

The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page! --LaosLos 09:30, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Je pense que si tu fais servir le modèle comme ça: {{subst:Welcome|--~~~~}}, il marche.

J'ai ajouté deux points de plus subst::pagename, pour changer d'espace Pourquoi tu veux changer d'espace? Peut-être je n'ai pas compris le problème. Ce modèle est pour l'espace User, n'est-ce pas?

--LaosLos 09:30, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ce n'est pas toi la personne qui n'avait pas compris, c'était moi... Merci Laos de ton aide.- --Zephyrus 12:06, 25 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

RE: Welcome


Hi, Zyephyrus. Thank you very much for your welcome. I am at your disposal. Always a pleasure to help, --Lucien leGrey 07:54, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for the greetings and also for the quick action on the Mainpage. Best for your work here, --Burumbátor 13:58, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

A lot of thanks. Komal Prasad Pokharel (talk) 05:58, 1 June 2016 (UTC)Reply


Thanks for your welcome note. Mmxx 15:54, 11 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

languages in en


Hi. Why did you delete the page Obviously there are links to it, see e.g. here. Regards, -jkb- 11:12, 22 February 2009 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for your welcome. Atika Fara Amalia 03:25, 24 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi, Zyephyrus


How are you doing?

Sorry for this delay, but I was a little confused about this multilingual section. I still have to read some things to see what it is exactly, as I am used to the Wikisourse in Portuguese language. Give me some time and, when I have some doubts, I will come to you for some help, is that fine?

Once again, thanks so much for the first message. Hugs, Manoel-Rio 20:16, 23 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi Zyephyrus


Thanks for your welcome. I am sure under the guidelines of the senior people like you my contribution will run smoothly.


Dr. Dinesh Karia(Talk) (contribs) 10:03, 26 April 2009 (UTC)Reply

Number of pages


Hi, Zyephyrus,

I've noticed that the main page on Multilingual Wikisource shows the total number of pages on Portuguese Wikisource wrongly. Instead of "+ 17 000", Portuguese Wikisource has "+ 81 000". Can that be fixed somehow? Best wishes, Manoel FernándezMsg 00:09, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Zyephyrus, thanks for the reply. I really do agree with that. We also had the same discussion somewhere on Portuguese Wikisource, but no one came to a conclusion as the matter is a little difficult to be solved (but not impossible, I shall say). Counting pages as new books is completely wrong and books whichever language they may be, there will be considerable different pages, giving the wrong idea of numbers of books on a Source. But, let's wait and see what is going to be done about that. I hope it comes to an end still this year (as the fact really needs attention). Best wishes, Manoel FernándezMsg 10:56, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Me again. I left a message to you on French Wikisource and was tempted to read the messages on the Scriptorium and, for my surprise, there is a "topic" about us? Not that you can't do it, but people saying that what we do is "inutile" and that dictionaires do not count for the statistics, that is unfair. Have you all discussed about the English Wikisource and the dictionaires they have there? Most of them have one page for each entry and just because we put dictionaires on our source, we are less important? Zyephyrus, this is not fair with us. I only asked you to update an information and all I had was a couple of pages where the discussion is going on and nothing else. It seems to me that this is something about who has more here and there and I never came here to ask you to update something because "we are second"; I never said that. If that was the matter to me, I would never be contributing to English Wikisource, as they are first and I want to reach them. But, instead, I contribute to English Wikisource when I have the time and this is what we all have to do, apart from this nonsense thing of who is first and second: try and spread the knowledge somehow, no matter in which language. Remember: I never wrote any word about "being second" or "second place", because this is not what counts to me, but instead the right to work in a place where information are updated and reliable. Sorry for the words, but I am feeling really hurt with this all, but who cares other than myself? I am just someone who is trying to make it better for everyone. Now, back to my work on Portuguese Wikisource and whereelse I am welcome to work and there is no need to update the information on the main page. Best wishes, Manoel FernándezMsg 12:08, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Zyephyrus, I told you that this is a problem and some people discussed that somewhere on Portuguese Wikisource, when I was not an active user there. I always thought counting all pages was not right, but only complete books. This should be what counts most, but finding a solution is difficult, I know. I am thinking about something and will let you know soon. Best wishes, Manoel FernándezMsg 14:14, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your welcome


I'm very grateful for this project and proud of taking part in it. I will profit your french user page. Congratulations.

--Ana Pérez Vega 12:49, 8 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

i hate to write in your user page, but everyone seems to be doing it


thanx for the welcome mat. Henry Delforn 23:51, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

You're right, thanks! --Zyephyrus 06:47, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply

One more


Appreciate the welcome :) -- OlEnglish 07:57, 10 June 2009 (UTC)Reply



[1] + [2] = :-) - I was nearly like to block him... :-) regards -jkb- 16:51, 30 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hello. I just got your welcome message and wanted to say thank you! I will contribute to Wikisource as much as I can, as and when I can. Thanks again.

welcome to Georgia


Hi. I receive your massage and want to thank you. I have a question. Why there is not web page into Georgia, like ""?Surprizi 08:59, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Surprizi, I don't know. I suggest you to ask this question on the Scriptorium. --Zyephyrus 09:32, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you


Thank you very much for your welcome messege. I am working in Gujarati Literature, it is one of the language spoken in India. We do not have separate domain for Gujarati, what is requred to be done to get it. --Jayshree 18:30, 12 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

thank you


hello Zyephyrus! thank you very much for the "benvegnùo"! ( = "welcome" in veneto) --CekkoBeppe 14:10, 28 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your help in formating my Esperanto version of Aeneid. It is my first contribution in Wikisource.

Can you explain me how to indicate the number of verse, like it is in the latin version ?

How can I change the colour of a word ?


Merci pour vos bons conseils.


Henriku - merci


Bonjour Zyephyrus,

merci pour ton message de bienvenue. De temps en temps j'écris des articles en langue sorabe (supérieure), surtout sur les langues minoritaires d'origine latine. Je ne pense pas contribuer souvent à ce projet, mais je le trouve très important. --Henriku 14:23, 15 May 2010 (UTC)Reply



thanks for your message

i hope can work with wiki API unsigned comment by 01:57, 26 June 2010 (talk)
You will find the API or IPA in the Edittools under the Edit window. For what language will you use it? --Zyephyrus 06:31, 26 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Problème avec l'affichage en mode page



J'ai signalé un problème avec l'affichage en mode page à ThomasV (talkcontribs), mais il n'a pas le temps de s'en occuper. J'ai transmis à -jkb-, qui m'a conseillé de t'en parler. Peux-tu voir ça ? Kouign-amann 20:14, 28 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Copie de la conversation :

Peux-tu regarder ce qui se passe, par exemple, sur Ar rannoù ? Il y a des liens rouges vers Page:Ar rannoù. Je ne sais pas exactement si c'est un bug ou si on est censé créer cette page (et y :mettre quoi ?). Bizarrement, d'après Vigneron, ces liens n'apparaissent pas avec Internet Explorer.
D'autre part, quand on édite une page dans l'espace Index:, le formulaire donne beaucoup moins de champs que celui de la Wikisource en français. Par exemple, on n'a pas de champ pour le traducteur, le :sommaire, etc. Est-ce un problème de version du logiciel ? Kouign-amann 14:37, 28 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
je suppose que les liens en rouge viennent de iwpage.
pour les champs, c'est une question de configuration : un admin doit mettre à jour MediaWiki:Proofreadpage_index_attributes et MediaWiki:Proofreadpage_index_template. Je n'ai pas trop le temps de m'en occuper, mais si tu ne trouve personne je peux supprimer la protection de ces pages.
ThomasV 17:08, 28 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Champs en cours de mise à jour ; mais pour les liens, je n'ai pas trouvé ce qui les cause. --Zyephyrus 00:49, 29 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Merci pour la mise à jour.
Pour les liens rouges c’est toujours le même problème : les sections ne sont pas prévus pour s’étendre en double sur plusieurs pages. Du coup, la balise pages est perdue et transclus tout, y compris le iwpage (c’est lui le lien rouge en fait, sur IE le javascript pour iwpage ne fonctionne pas ce qui explique que les transclusions n’apparaissent pas donc les liens rouges non plus). Pour le moment, sur les éditions bilingues (pourtant la majorité des œuvres), j’ai peur que l’on ne puisse pas utiliser la balise page.
Cdlt, VIGNERON 08:22, 29 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
iwpage, c'est-à-dire template:iwpage ? Dans ce cas, il serait peut-être possible de modifier le modèle et/ou la css pour pouvoir le rendre invisible, par exemple avec un style="display:none;" bien placé ? Kouign-amann 09:49, 29 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Lui même. Cela aurait pu être une bonne idée, sauf qu'il doit être visible ailleurs (et puis ce modèle fait appel à une classe qui fait appel à du javascript, donc pas simple de le modifier ; ceci dit, il me semble avoir lu quelque part qu'il est en cours de révision, notamment d'adaptation pour IE). Cdlt, VIGNERON 12:15, 29 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
On ne pourrait même pas l'encadrer avec un truc du genre <span class="QWORFMPL"> … </span>, juste histoire de pouvoir empêcher l'affichage de cette classe dans une feuille de style ? Kouign-amann 12:47, 29 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Du même avis que Vigneron  : je ne peux pas agir sur ce modèle dans l'immédiat car il est aussi employé ailleurs ; j'attends que le bogue soit traité ou que Thomas trouve un peu de temps. --Zyephyrus 16:18, 29 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

problem with proofread


Hi, ThomasV told me that you added some new fields like Scans and Progress, but they seem not be working properly... See Index:Le Rime Veneziane e Il Minuetto.djvu, it asks me for a {{Source}} parameter that I cannot find anymore... And what are the possible values for Progress? I cannot figure that out... Candalua 10:25, 1 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Ok, maybe I have understand... in MediaWiki:Proofreadpage index attributes we've got "Scans", but it should be "Source" (not the other way round, since existing pages all use source). Also, I don't understand why you dropped the Image field... what's wrong with having the cover image in the index page? Last one: in MediaWiki:Proofreadpage index template we've got {{DEFAULTSORT:{{{Key|}}}}}, but we don't have a "Key" field... why not simply use {{DEFAULTSORT:{{PAGENAME}}}}? Candalua 10:47, 1 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi Candalua. Image cover is back, the missing fields Source and Key have been added. Seems to work on your index, please check, is everything all right? The Progress parameter isn't built yet. Thanks and regards, --Zyephyrus 16:31, 1 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Ok, everything seems alright, many thanks. Ok for the "Key" field, but it will be also useful to have {{PAGENAME}} as default sort (see Category:Index, pages are being categorised by default under "I"). However this is a minor issue. Thanks again, ciao Candalua 08:56, 2 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Dankie / Thank You


Afrikaans: Baie dankie vir die hartlike verwelkoming,Zyephyrus! Ek voel klaar tuis. Dankie vir jou ondersteuning!
English: Thank you very much for the warm welcome,Zyephyrus! I already feel at home. Thanks for your support! Suidpunt 19:01, 11 July 2010 (UTC)Reply

Fr.wikisource templates


Hi! You imported some templates from fr.wikisource in September (link). Are these still needed? Looks like they're not used anywhere, but if they're needed they should probably be moved into the template namespace. Regards, Jafeluv 19:12, 24 October 2010 (UTC)Reply

Ah les joies de l’importation !
Une chose est sure : il ne faut pas laisser ces modèles ainsi.
Après, il faut faire le tri entre ce qu’il faut juste supprimer et ce qu’il faut renommer. Globalement, il faudrait les conserver/renommer. Par contre, pour le renommage, gare au collision Modèle:E et Template:E ne font pas du tout la même chose.
Ces collisions sont « normales », par contre (je jongle régulièrement avec sur les importations sur le wiktionary), tu as fait une petite erreur, dans special:import tu as du oublier de préciser la namespace de destination (ce qui t’aurait éviter une partie des problèmes).
Cdlt, VIGNERON 21:06, 24 October 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hello, I am new to wiki-anything and I can't find my way in this maze. I can speak, read, write and translate hindi, marathi, sanskrit and to a large extent english into each other. I also have a little knowledge of HML etc that I will have to brush up. I am still unable to figure out what all I can do on wiki-which, as in, there's a wikisource, there's wikimedia, then there's something where translations are going on, and so on and so forth.

Can you please guide me in what way I can be useful? Yaajushi 04:32, 2 December 2010 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the help


Thank you sir. The help on editing was the most useful.

I suppose articles are translated from one language to other. I couldn't find out anything about it. I can translate from english to hindi/marathi/sanskrit. I just can't figure out what to do with the articles I translate.

Thanks again.

Yaajushi 17:56, 3 December 2010 (UTC)Reply



Clean, please--Andrijko Z. 16:05, 8 February 2011 (UTC)Reply



As you probably know, Thomas V resigned recently as bureaucrat, leaving me as the only bureaucrat. It would be good to have this position backed up. You are one of three people who is already an admin, and who has the longevity and recent activity to warrant such an appointment. Please let me know your feelings on this. Eclecticology 08:42, 7 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

see proposal


Hi. I have just posted a paper Wikisource:Proposal, please have a look at it. Many points must be changed or added. But as a first step... I'm also not quite sure if the page name is OK, move it if you think something else would be better. Regards -jkb- 09:08, 10 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

I am expert historian, translator


and journalist . I can help you in different subjects.tell: 00989370409069

Thank you very much, i’ll use your kind offer when need occurs. --Zyephyrus 07:06, 15 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

Rename Account


Can you rename account pepie34 to pepie34old ? Thanx


I have answered you here. --Zyephyrus 15:29, 19 August 2011 (UTC)Reply


Hello, Zyephyrus. You have new messages at Sadads's talk page.
You may remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} template.

well come have a nice day !



Thank you for your welcome. It's good to see familiar faces around there ;-) Zaran 13:59, 30 August 2011 (UTC)Reply

Do you think these are ready?


Zyephyrus, Do you think my Bot request has consensus for flagging?

Also, any thoughts on consensus regarding my request for transwiki importer rights? I know you can't action that one but it will probably be best if it's closed by a local crat who contacts a steward (I do not understand why this right, which is part of the standard sysop-bundle, cannot be granted by crats - but that's another thread, which you might want to comment on ;-)).

Thanks.--Doug.(talk contribs) 11:03, 13 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

*Would you also mind doing me a favor and revdeleting [[3]] so my IP doesn't show? I didn't notice my global login apparently didn't take and I accidentally edited while not logged in here even though I was still logged in elsewhere. Thanks.--Doug.(talk contribs) 08:42, 14 October 2011 (UTC) I got User:Phe to do this.--Doug.(talk contribs) 11:24, 14 October 2011 (UTC) Reply

revdel request


Sorry, I had another one, I'm having a problem where I log-in at and then come here and I don't stay logged in. Could you revdel the following:

  • edit 1 (edit and user ID - signed logged out edit)
  • edit 2 (edit and user ID - signed logged out edit)
  • edit 3 (just the edit as my signature didn't overwrite the IP signature)

Sorry, I didn't notice this issue until it was too late. I did this from work, at home I have a GreaseMonkey script to prevent this. Thanks.--Doug.(talk contribs) 18:08, 19 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

I think it is fixed now. Report any other problems if there are :) --Ooswesthoesbes 16:35, 20 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Good! Thank you Ooswesthoesbes  :) --Zyephyrus 16:50, 20 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Hmm, it seems to show here as well, [4] I'm not sure why as it looks like the previous edit, which I can't see when I click on it. Sorry for all the trouble.--Doug.(talk contribs) 18:01, 20 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Should be fixed now. Could you check it again? --Ooswesthoesbes 04:55, 21 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
All set, thanks! Again, sorry for the trouble.--Doug.(talk contribs) 06:17, 21 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
BTW, could one of you look at my thread above? If it's not enough for consensus yet that's fine, just let me know. Or if I should be posting to WS:Bureaucrats with such requests, though the second and more important one is simply asking for someone to close the discussion if it's ready, since it needs a Steward; and I thought I'd be more likely to be seen here.--Doug.(talk contribs) 06:17, 21 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Jeesh, there's one left here that can also be seen as the previous edit here. I really apologize for all this trouble. I've had to do this on en.wp before for others and found it quite complex and painful. I appreciate all the help.--Doug.(talk contribs) 12:32, 21 October 2011 (UTC)Reply
Done, by User:Phe. Thanks!--Doug.(talk contribs) 11:01, 22 October 2011 (UTC)Reply


  • Zyephyrus,

Thanks for your effort to read the devnagri script,

Actually the message is in Marathi language which is saying about the declaration of Marathi wiki source which is going to start very soon and we expect huge wholehearted participation from Mrarathi community in this work.

The word अपेक्षा = expect


Rahul Deshmukh

राहुल देशमुख 07:51, 11 December 2011 (UTC)Reply

Problem to login


I can't seem to login on en.wikisource. I get: "The username $1 is not registered on this wiki, but it does exist in the unified login system." unsigned comment by Gerases (talk) . 19:00, 10 January 2012‎ (UTC)Reply

No unattached account with this username. Can you try again within a few moments (or within a few hours if the login has problems for the time being?) Thanks for your patience, Gerases. If the problem is still there, ask for help on the Scriptorium, or you could try and explain things on the freenode IRC network (see web client). --Zyephyrus 23:06, 10 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Please assist


I read your message on my talk page but I am unable to reply you there. Here is what happens when I edit and and press save page button, following message appears at the top. This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: new user adding external links--Vyom25 11:47, 24 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

No no my problem is I can't write anything on my talk page. Your link was ok in the first place.--Vyom25 04:39, 25 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
I would hazard a guess that you were adding an http link to your user page and you are still not a confirmed user. billinghurst sDrewth 09:11, 25 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
I think your guess is correct and the fault was mine. This is why I have replaced the link, but too late—. Is everything ok now?--Zyephyrus 15:13, 25 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
sorry for late reply but now all the problems are solved because I am an auto confirmed user now. Thanks for your help. By the way I have added that link you gave earlier at the end of my query do have a look.--Vyom25 (talk) 16:16, 29 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Runnig a bot


Hello. If i want to run my bot on this wiki, what should i type in my

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*- #
family = '???'
mylang = '???'

usernames['???']['???'] = u'GedawyBot'

And where should i put my request for bot flag? Regards.--M.Gedawy 00:30, 6 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

Ok, I operated my bot successfully here, and made a request for bot flag, I hope you approve it. Thanks.--M.Gedawy 22:38, 10 May 2012 (UTC)Reply



The [[:Template:Отексте]] not seen background of frame. Please correct this template.--Саган (talk) 04:23, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

I know neither this language nor this template: sorry Саган, I’m afraid I can’t help you. You might ask for advice on the scriptorium. --Zyephyrus (talk) 18:48, 9 May 2012 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for your greetings, West Wind :-) Naval Scene (talk) 10:02, 22 June 2012 (UTC)Reply

Bot flag request


Hello. My request is waiting since 7 May! Is there any problems with approving it?--M.Gedawy 14:37, 4 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hi Zyephyrus. Is there any progress here ? Stewards have been requested to perform this request, but we prefer not to perform tasks people have been locally elected to handle. Thanks by advance. -- Quentinv57 09:42, 27 September 2012 (UTC)Reply
If Multilingual Wikisource decide to welcome new users with a bot then of course Avocato will be given a flag, but things are not decided yet; may be we can go on welcoming new users ’by hand’. --Zyephyrus (talk) 17:08, 28 September 2012 (UTC)Reply
Actually, My bot's suggested function is: fixing double redirects, not welcoming new users.--Avocato (talk) 18:31, 1 October 2012 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for the welcome note! I have to admit I'm lost - I thought I had added a speech from Laura Clay (part of the 1890 Kentucky Constitutional Convention proceedings .pdf from a Googlebook), but not sure I did it right... Can you point me in the right direction? Randolph.hollingsworth (talk) 13:09, 9 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hello. I'm sorry if this is not the right place to request it, but I request renaming my following accounts:

  • محمد الجداوي → Avocato
  • GedawyBot → AvocatoBot
  • Confirmation link: [5]
  • Reason: Privacy reasons

Thanks in advance.--M.Gedawy 15:35, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Done and I have welcomed you: is this all right? --Zyephyrus (talk) 21:08, 15 July 2012 (UTC)Reply

Multi-language texts


Thanks for your welcome. I do have one question that I couldn't find the right policy document on. Does this wiki host multi-language documents where one or both languages have their own domains? The question has come up on a joint English-German text on English wikisource, where the German pages are currently not proofread. If they are, would it be sensible to move it here? Chris55 (talk) 10:37, 10 August 2012 (UTC)Reply

The next ...


... week I'm offline, fyi. Regards -jkb- (talk) 18:28, 5 October 2012 (UTC)Reply

Removal of message


My posting has been removed. I am NOT trying to sell, or infect your site. I am trying to assist this thread. I am using this thread as a source, and in repayment, I am trying to add to it. You will of course know, that this thread is incomplete. It is supposed to be the 4 Gospels in P.U.L.'s Irish, but only Matthew's Gospel is present, and incomplete. I am doing parallel work, and offering to the generator of this thread, my work, so (s)he can add to this thread with minimum effort. I have just finished pages 167 - 172, and posted the results to the address I gave. This is a site, which is a mirror of a folder on my computer. It should be completely safe. Actually, I would be happier to communicate directly with the author of the thread which I am using as a source.

Best regards, Dave.



Did you really just block our newest global sysop instead of the spambot?--Jasper Deng (talk|meta) 07:42, 14 December 2012 (UTC)Reply

Bot request; RileyBot


Hi, could you take a look at Bot request; RileyBot? It would be great if you could, thanks! -Riley Huntley (SWMT) 05:55, 29 January 2013 (UTC)Reply

Riley, of course I’ve seen your request and I think the other members have seen it too. I need time to answer and I suppose that so do they. Please go on without flag for the time being and don’t take this for a negative answer. Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 10:30, 29 January 2013 (UTC)Reply
No worries and thank you. :) -Riley Huntley (SWMT) 20:39, 29 January 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hello. Delete page REDIRECT

Ҡатындар. Ҡыҙ бала. Трилогия. Беренсе китап Ғөлнур Яҡупова
Ҡатындар. Ҡыҙ бала. (Трилогия. Беренсе китап) Ғөлнур Яҡупова
Ҡатындар Трилогия Ҡыҙ бала Беренсе китап Ғөлнур Яҡупова

Спасибо. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 08:23, 6 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Done, please check if Ihave made no mistake. Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 14:33, 6 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the welcome


Hi Zyephyrus,

Thanks for the message on my TalkPage. I appreciate this though I'm more familiar with this project than you might think. I used to be Patio (or a variation of this screen name) on many Wikimedia Foundation projects. Since there are more I had to choose a different name for creating a SUL.

Funny that our names are similar :-). Cheers,  Klaas|Z4␟V12:18, 11 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for your help!


This page looks much better now :) Only a few days left to announce it! I hope there is a good involvement.--Micru (talk) 13:58, 11 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hello, I am completely new to Wikisource. Hence, I am unaware of the rules here. However, I need to find out whether the page above is fit to stay here. Can you please have a look and point out to me if things are all right with this page and if not, what is wrong? Thanks in advance! Rahul Bott (talk) 14:40, 17 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

P. S. : I'm more than willing to help you with translation in case that proves to be a hurdle.

Rahul Bott thank you but I know neither the language nor the relevant laws and so I'm afraid not to be able to help. Perhaps Yann will know when he comes back.--Zyephyrus (talk) 20:34, 17 April 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hi there. I am completing the global rename of my account. Could you please rename this account, Dmcdevit (talkcontribs) to Dominic (talkcontribs)? Thanks! Dmcdevit (talk) 21:51, 7 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

"The user "Dominic" already exists.": must I rename Dominic to Dominic_old or is there a simpler thing to do? --Zyephyrus (talk) 16:26, 8 May 2013 (UTC)Reply



Hello. Thanks for the message! --Chelin (talk) 15:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

I give up


I think we can manage the attack of today with an admin bot only. Was it Electron? -jkb- (talk) 10:21, 17 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

EC has answered your question and explained where we stand for now. Thank you -jkb- for your help. --Zyephyrus (talk) 19:44, 18 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

SUL request for User:Thingol


Hi Zyephyrus, I'd like to request the renaming of user account Thingol to Thingol_old or something like that. I am actually cleaning up the remaining conflicts for my unified login (identification link) and would like to usurp the account on this wiki.

Thanks in advance for your help, -- (Thingol on the German Wikipedia) 19:41, 21 August 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hello Thingol, I'll do it within one week if the present user either agrees or doesn't answer on their talk page. Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 09:53, 22 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Hi again, are there any news about the status of my request? -- (Thingol on the German Wikipedia) 22:38, 31 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Done --Zyephyrus (talk) 00:27, 1 September 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thank you. --Thingol (talk) 07:32, 1 September 2013 (UTC)Reply

How many Pages Necessary for Separate Sub domain?


what is the policy of wiki regarding when a new sub domain allocated?--امین اکبر (talk) 06:45, 19 October 2013 (UTC)Reply

Hello -امین اکبر you can find answers here and here. Is this useful for you? --Zyephyrus (talk) 16:17, 19 October 2013 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for the welcome--CuornoRusso (talk) 21:50, 12 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Process of uploading JPG


Hello dear, hope you are enjoying holidays. I want to ask that what is the process of uploading books containg JPG photos not text or PDF files. Further what is required number of pages to assign seprate domain name to any language wikisource. What is process of being an Admin? Ameen Akbar (talk) 13:12, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Change name / usurpation request


Good morning Zyephyrus, I applied for the name change in my home wiki, and I would like to do here the same CuornoRusso, as already done in my home wiki to C.R.. See Steward requests Username changes # CuornoRusso. I hope you can help me to make the change. Thanks,--C.R. (talk) 07:00, 20 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Process of uploading JPG


Hello dear, hope you are enjoying holidays. I want to ask that what is the process of uploading books containg JPG photos not text or PDF files. Further what is required number of pages to assign seprate domain name to any language wikisource. What is process of being an Admin? Ameen Akbar (talk) 13:22, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Ask on wikisource:scriptorium. Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 20:29, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Dear for guidance. Ameen Akbar (talk) 20:35, 21 December 2013 (UTC)Reply



why are you deleting my page?

i only identify targets. those places are bad.


Usernamem request


Hello, can you change my name to NextJi? See here --> Thank you.

Done --Zyephyrus (talk) 18:26, 7 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi Zyephyrus. Thank you for welcoming me. Do you know how a language-specific wikisource article can link to an article on this Multilingual WS? Abjiklam (talk) 21:23, 16 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

bot flag request


Could you, please, process my Bot flag request as I would like to process the pages imported from plwikisource without spamming Recent changes. I've already made few test changes if required. Ankry (talk) 02:27, 17 March 2014 (UTC)Reply

Need Help


Hi, I am a new member and interested to read a book. Can you please explain how to read it. Regards; Vinod

Hello, Vinod, can this page help you? Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 20:01, 22 March 2014 (UTC)Reply



I have no connection to Wikiivres since the whole day - do you? Regards -jkb- (talk) 17:40, 1 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

I've connected without problem and left a birthday cake for you: can you receive it? --Zyephyrus (talk) 21:12, 1 May 2014 (UTC)Reply
Yeas and thanks - some 40 minutes ago it was still dead, now it runs! Fine -jkb- (talk) 21:30, 1 May 2014 (UTC)Reply

how can i post my drawings,thanks for your concern.

An important message about renaming users


Dear Zyephyrus,

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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WikiEditor custom button tip


Just a FYI since I noticed you 'playing' with custom WikiEditor buttons...

You can hide/show any WikiEditor button per the namespace(s) you want/don't want a button to be generated in using the 'filters': parameter. For example, to only show the "Welcome" button in the User: & User talk: namespaces, you'd add the 'filters': parameter as depicted below....

/* Accueil */
if ( typeof $j != 'undefined' && typeof $j.fn.wikiEditor != 'undefined' ) {$j( function() {
    $j( '#wpTextbox1' ).wikiEditor( 'addToToolbar', {
      'section': 'advanced',
      'group': 'format',
      'tools': {'Welcome': {
          label: 'Welcome',
          filters: [ 'body.ns-2, body.ns-3' ],
          type: 'button',
          icon: '',
          action: {type: 'encapsulate',
            options: { pre: "{{Welcome}}~~",  post: "~~}}"

Hope that helps - any questions ask me over on en.WS. -- George Orwell III (talk) 22:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

temporary undeletion of Rota (tekst przysięgi)


Could you, please, undelete temporarily all pre-2006 revisions (except the vandalism) of Rota (tekst przysięgi)? It was imported without history to plwikisource and the information who was the contributor of its specific parts is important for us at the moment. Providing an XML export of the deleted revisions might also be helpful. Ankry (talk) 06:56, 13 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Done --Zyephyrus (talk) 10:28, 13 September 2014 (UTC)}}Reply
Thank you. Imported. Can be deleted again. Ankry (talk) 14:41, 13 September 2014 (UTC)Reply



oh ma dear thanks, but the problem is i dont know french...

deletion require


hello, please delete:
they were automatically moved while usurp/renaming process of my old user account "Zdzis" to "Zdzislaw"
Zdzislaw (talk) 13:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Done. Is this correct? Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 19:26, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
Yes, thank you! All the best, Zdzislaw (talk) 19:35, 20 September 2014 (UTC)Reply



Hi. Some more times I have seen that you cahnge the visibility of deleted pages (you hide the version). Why? Just beside the fact, that you would get some troubles on the german WP (it will not be hidden in such cases), it has no sense: if you delete a page, so it can be read by admins only; if you hide it, so it is the same, it can be read by admins only. No difference. Regards, -jkb- (talk) 15:28, 4 October 2014 (UTC)Reply



Please close one open case with one candidate. Thanks.--Jusjih (talk) 03:13, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Reply



you can now use {{bu}} instead of {{blocked user}} - I've made a redirect. Cheers. -jkb- (talk) 21:17, 17 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Tyvan wikisource


I need a help with setting backgroud color. --Agilight (talk) 17:18, 4 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hello Agilight, I haven't found a solution for background. We can try this but the result is not very satisfactory. Perhaps an image might do? --Zyephyrus (talk) 10:02, 5 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
Oh, se here :-) -jkb- (talk) 18:59, 5 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Tyvan domen of the Wikisource


Hi! We decided to create tyvan domen of the Wikisource! How we will do for this? Thx --Agilight (talk) 15:08, 17 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Hi again! I don't know who could help me... --Agilight (talk) 20:09, 26 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

There are explanations here and here: do they answer your question? Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 23:28, 26 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Proposal on Scriptorium


Please see my proposal here: Wikisource:Scriptorium#Admin Activity Review.--Doug.(talk contribs) 01:24, 17 February 2015 (UTC)Reply



I received an email asking me if I can close Wikisource:Administrators#User:Ankry, but i've not enough right. — Phe 03:41, 17 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

I had forgotten to add an {{admin}} on it — and nobody had added it either  :-) — the issue was such a clear one from the beginning — so I add it now and will close the vote on June 21st. Will this be all right? --Zyephyrus (talk) 07:26, 17 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
why not, I tought it was 2 weeks, but 3 weeks is fine too probably, I don't know if there is any rules about that. — Phe 11:32, 19 June 2015 (UTC)Reply
I gues we are here the project with the lowest number of rules :-) - there is no one on this, and I think it can be closed as soon as possible as it is pretty clear. Cheers, -jkb- (talk) 13:51, 19 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

User talk:Irada


Just FYI: the usernames you have hidden are still visible in subsequent entries in page revision history. Ankry (talk) 10:28, 9 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

Bot flag


I too put a request for a bot flag for User:BrolloBot, but don't expect more than a limited and temporary activity for it here, so I'd been satisfied by your permission to run it unflagged - obviously, even if I'll got your permission, feel free to stop it if needed for any reason. --Alex brollo (talk) 14:36, 6 September 2015 (UTC)Reply



Hi. We have a filter on the Mediawiki wiki that is targeting the latest spam-bot attacks. It's not perfect and have some false positives still, but it blocks the most obvious attempts. Are you interested in a copy of it? In that case I can create it here as well and you can take it from there. -- Tegel (talk) 08:03, 29 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Yes, Tegel, with a lot of thanks! --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:07, 29 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
You can now find it as Abuse filter no. 6. You might need to tweak the key words. I'm not a filter expert, but it seems to work decent in any way. -- Tegel (talk) 08:11, 29 November 2015 (UTC)Reply
Great, thanks! -jkb- (talk) 10:21, 29 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

It.source style for complex tables


Hi Zyephyrus, I see that you are a fr.source user too, and I'm a fan of that project - my effort is, to try anything for emulate and develop the excellent ideas of that project.

If you like, take a look to User:Alex brollo/Table, where I uploaded a pretty complex it.source table. To visualize its format, you'd need to upload into your common.css the css code you'll find into the same page; the key template Cs is already running. If you like the result, and if you thing that the needed code could be useful for other users here, please consider to add css into MediaWiki:Common.css. If fr.source has some better code to get the same result, please let me known about.

I'd like too, to have your opinion about nap.source "tools block", but this is far more complex and needs en doc to understand what it can do; many functions are vaguely related to your fr.source "mise en page". --Alex brollo (talk) 09:19, 31 December 2015 (UTC)Reply

Update of Template:Table


I imported into it.source the beautiful fr:Template:Table in its Lua version; I see that here Template:Table is a copy of a previous, not-Lua version of the fr.source template. I'd like to import here fr:Model:Table and the "bridge" related template, but I see that the running template is used here and there into pages different from nap.source ones. Can I boldly try to update the template? Can you help me to see if there's any drawback/wasting of others work from my try? --Alex brollo (talk) 09:36, 12 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Help with harassment by cs.wikisource admins


Hi, I see you are admin of this wiki. On the local Village pump there's written: "This is the central location for discussing issues with Wikisource, and the place to ask for help." So I posted a plea for help there but noone replied. Would you please have a look? I'm being harassed by cs.wikisource admins, I was banned indef but I never did anything wrong on the wiki at all. Thanks in advance. --Auvajs (talk) 17:41, 20 January 2016 (UTC)Reply



Have you got my mail? Cheers -jkb- (talk) 00:24, 5 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Yes, -jkb-, I have got it: thank you. I haven't had any news either for a long time. --Zyephyrus (talk) 20:36, 5 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
... so the question "and what about the future of the domain" is answered neither, is it? -jkb- (talk) 00:41, 7 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Balochi language Wikisource


Can you help me please! how to start work here for new test language? for example I want to work for Balochi language, thanks a lot.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 19:12, 29 April 2016 (UTC)Reply

Can this and this help you? Regards --Zyephyrus (talk) 19:57, 29 April 2016 (UTC)Reply
Thank you so much :) --Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 20:32, 29 April 2016 (UTC)Reply



Bonjour, Zyephyrus:

Est-ce que tu insèrerais l'alphabet hébreu dans MediaWiki:Edittools. Il y a une version à propos ici. Je vais l'utiliser en préparant des textes en judeo-espagnol.

Merci. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:46, 25 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Je ne comprends pas l'hébreu : est-ce que la recopie que j'ai faite est suffisante ?
Amicalement, --Zyephyrus (talk) 19:33, 25 May 2016 (UTC)Reply
Oui. Ça suffit bien. Merci. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:16, 25 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thanks by the reception


It is to tell that it is a pleasure makes part of this great family, but that will be a little difficult my framing because I use a translator to understand the English tongue, is complicated, but I know that I am going to help in the that it can and in the that need here and I hope be helped of the better form, if possible to do the addition in my would thank, because there it would be a point of talks for both and ideas changes. In advance, Thanks! Walter Pereira dos Santos II (talk) 15:32, 22 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hello and am I autoconfirmed yet?


Hello Zyephyrus, I started to input a book on Wikisource using pages that already existed. Those used an abbreviation of title and I realise that this is not good according the style guide. I will continue to insert the other chapters using the correct naming convention, but I need to know how/when I can move/rename the first chapters. Also, I'm having a bit of trouble with header template, it is not understanding relative links and I think its sintax are correct. Here is a sample of it failing: /KGD/Quo_esas_Ido%3F --Luiz borges (talk) 14:17, 1 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

I'm the same as "Luiz borges", somehow I begin to use it in the wrong account (with the B in lower caps) and when I noticed I revert back to this current account.

--Luiz Borges (talk) 23:26, 4 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

About permissions in wikisource


Hi Zyephyrus,

I have just read your welcome message to wikisource. Thank you very much.

I want to upload a new file in the Euskara (Basque) section but I can't. It seems I do not have enough permissions to do it. I have been searching in some sections but I have not found what to do to become a righted user.

Thank you in advance.

--Izaskun.etxeberria (talk) 09:12, 18 November 2016 (UTC)Reply

New editor


Hello, and thank you for the welcome! I have just finished proofreading Ivan Berčić's 1860 Bukvar, but it is my first book, and much of my formatting could be improved. I was wondering if you could have a look at the book and give formatting suggestions, if you have time. Thank you. Inatan (talk) 01:55, 5 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

I wanted to get the new page listed in Hindi language wikisource. I do not know if this page is at it's right place or not. Moreover, I am unable to find permanent link for this page : Vipin Kumar

Merci - Gilles Mairet


Merci pour le renommage de mon compte. Quant à la page d'accueil pour "new editor", rédigée je suppose automatiquement, elle ne m'apprend rien puisque je suis "editor" depuis plus de dix ans. Bien amicalement. Gilles Mairet (talk) 02:00, 9 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

File rename


I am unsure where to put a request for an administrator action, so I am writing here as you seem to be the most active admin in Wikisource.

Could you, please, rename the file File:Sady00staf.djvu to more informative File:Staff - Sady.djvu. I accidentally uploaded the file under its original IA name, that is not the best one. And it seems to me that I cannot do it myself. Blossfeldia liliputańa (talk) 15:53, 21 September 2017 (UTC)Reply



I am working on urdu language & we don't have our own Wikisource. I need testwiki-sysop rights so where i can request? BukhariSaeed (talk) 07:40, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Supprimer de modèles


Salut! L'utilisateur Zacharycook597 a créé des modèles inutile - Template:Infobox et Template:Infobox radio station. Ceux-ci sont utiliser en Wikipedia - nous ne les utilisons pas en Wikisource. Supprimez-les s'il vous plaît. Cordialement, Hiàn (talk) 01:54, 22 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done ; merci Hiàn ! --Zyephyrus (talk) 09:13, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

MFDK Music and Mfdk music


Hello, you deleted these pages earlier but they have been recreated. Should I create a new entry at the deletion page or could you delete them? Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 01:19, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done. Green Giant, thank you! --Zyephyrus (talk) 10:06, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
Cheers. We could probably do with a speedy deletion process. Green Giant (talk) 11:31, 27 January 2018 (UTC)Reply



please notice this article सूर के पद-2. the initial version was written in hindi, but was replaced with english and emoji by IP user and new user Ransh Rajput. it seems like vandalism. so i reverted it to initial version yesterday, but was reverted by Ransh Rajput to emoji version today. is it vadalism? should i revert the article to the initial version again? --El caballero de los Leones (talk) 14:06, 14 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Merci pour ton message de bienvenue



Merci pour ton message de bienvenue. Je tâcherai que contribuer autant que possible sur ce wiki.


Loversun98 (talk) 08:55, 6 May 2018 (UTC)Reply



Bonjour Zyephyrus,

Je ne sais pas si cela se fait automatiquement (je n'ai rien trouvé à ce sujet), mais si ce n'est pas le cas, aurais-tu la gentillesse de rajouter la langue wallonne à la liste sur la page d'accueil. Un grand merci par avance. Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 07:49, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Oups, désolé pour le dérangement, j'ai trouvé tout seul :-) Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 08:37, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply



Hi, Zyephyrus. Thank you very much for your welcome. If I made any mistake please tell me, since I am somewhat a beginner but I am a lover of wikipedia. Thank you again. -Daniel.

Congratulations for France's win in the 2018 FIFA World Cup


Hello, Zyephyrus! Though I don't know whether do you either like football, but I still want to bring my congratulations for the victory of France in the current Football World Cup, since (as far as I know) you are also from France. :) The today's playing of the French team during the Final was excellent (maybe except some game flaws which are yet needless to be talked about), and though I was feeling myself, during watching that match, rather as supporter of the Croatia team (perhaps based on the thought that for the Russia's team, who before had lost to the Croatia's team, it would be more honourable to be losers from the team which subsequently became the final champion of the whole tournament), nevertheless I am sure France honestly and undoubtedly deserves to become winners at this championship. :) Hope that the French people feel joy from this tournament, and also feel joy (or at least, don't feel sad) from our country (Russia) which hosted it. Good luck :) --Nigmont (talk) 20:58, 15 July 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thanks :-) --Zyephyrus (talk) 07:39, 16 July 2018 (UTC)Reply



Hello, I have received your letter, thank you very much, because I do not quite understand what you want me to do, so I write to you to confirm, I hope not to disturb you, thank you very much.

Inviting spambots


I doubt if there is any point to invite spambots.

Maybe check AbuseLog before inviting accounts without contribution? Ankry (talk) 07:47, 17 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

I don't desire to invite spambots, certainly not :-)
Can you find a way for welcoming all visitors, spambots excepted? Welcoming visitors is important too.
Ideas? What can we do? --Zyephyrus (talk) 22:05, 17 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
100% agree. And no offence.
What about my suggestion above to check the AbuseLog while inviting visitors (accounts without edits)?
Most spambots use the following procedure:
  • create an account
  • attempt to make some spam-like edit (eg. about viagra or inviting to some private blog); in most cases this happens in the minute just after the account is created
  • become sleeper account that may be used later or not.
  • spambots are generally targeted to a single wiki; in most cases they do not create accounts elsewhere, except automatically created ones.
If at the invitation time there is an antry in the AbuseLog, you can check what exactly the account attempted to do. If there is no entry in the AbuseLog, or the entries there do not suggest a spambot action, the user is to be invited (or maybe even they need help because of a blocked edit). Admins like you or me can view the "details" of the edit attempt that has been blocked.
BTW, most "visitors" are not shown in recent changes (eg. if they come here after creating an account on another wiki. Only the accounts created primarily here are shown (and they often appear to be spambots...).
If we enable automatic invitation, we will not be able to avoid inviting spambots. Automatic software cannot identify them (or at least cannot do it yet) while a human can try. That is why I do not support enabling automating invitations. Ankry (talk) 15:41, 19 September 2018 (UTC)Reply
thanks for information 

Hi Zyephyrus, thanks for information. Certainly my and ajit’s admin rights will help in organizing Hindi wiki source. अनिरुद्ध! (talk) 12:38, 28 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Request to de-flag BrolloBot


Some time ago I used User:BrolloBot to help a little bit about pages in Neapolitan; by now, nap.source has been created and active, and I don't need any more to drive a bot into mulwikisource. So, if an inactive bot account is anyway disturbing, please de-flag it. Thanks for the exciting experience, it has been a great opportunity to learn a lot. --Alex brollo (talk) 21:27, 21 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

Can not log in for user:Carma citrawati


Hi @Zyephyrus:, We have situation that @Carma citrawati: can not log in again as usual today. There is a note like this "There seems to be a problem with your login session; this action has ben canceled as a precaution against session hijacking. Please resubmit the form". Please help her what to do for next log in. Thank you in advance. Joseagush (talk) 05:51, 29 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi @Joseagush: @Zyephyrus:, I can log in today. I try to reset password and use another browser. Finally, I can log in again. Thank you for your attention. Carma citrawati (talk), 30 october 2020 (UTC)

Main Page/Walloon


Bonjour Zyephyrus, et tous mes meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année qui débute.

Petite question : maintenant que le projet est sur son propre domaine, faut-il faire la demande pour supprimer toutes la pages relatives au projet, ou est-ce que ça se fait automatiquement après un certain temps ? Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 13:04, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Done. (Candalua, merci de ton aide !) Et toi, Reptilien.19831209BE1, reçois mes vœux les plus chaleureux pour tes réussites ultérieures, et tes contributeurs aussi.
Bien amicalement,
--Zyephyrus (talk) 19:14, 13 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Main Page/Қазақша


Hello! Thank you for the links. I've just started to work with Wikisource. And I think that Kazakh project needs it's own subdomain. Can you help with it? --Ерден Карсыбеков (talk) 13:07, 22 November 2021 (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)

18:19, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Need your input on a policy impacting gadgets and UserJS


Dear interface administrator,

This is Samuel from the Security team and I hope my message finds you well.

There is an ongoing discussion on a proposed policy governing the use of external resources in gadgets and UserJS. The proposed Third-party resources policy aims at making the UserJS and Gadgets landscape a bit safer by encouraging best practices around external resources. After an initial non-public conversation with a small number of interface admins and staff, we've launched a much larger, public consultation to get a wider pool of feedback for improving the policy proposal. Based on the ideas received so far, the proposed policy now includes some of the risks related to user scripts and gadgets loading third-party resources, best practices for gadgets and UserJS developers, and exemptions requirements such as code transparency and inspectability.

As an interface administrator, your feedback and suggestions are warmly welcome until July 17, 2023 on the policy talk page.

Have a great day!

Samuel (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Security team 23:02, 7 July 2023 (UTC)Reply