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Translations needed for Wiki Loves AfricaEdit

Hi Anthere, Can you please translate this template for Wiki Loves Africa to French? Template:Wiki Loves Africa 2019 country/en. Can you also ask someone to translate it to Arabic? Romaine (talk) 11:01, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

English:This is an image with the theme "Play" from Inconnu
French: Ceci est une image en rapport avec le sport ou le jeu en/au Inconnu
Arabic: هذه صورة مرتبطة برياضة أو لعبة من طرف مجهول
Portuguese: Esta é uma imagem em relação com o desporto ou o jogo de Inconnu

PS: Please also find an image for the right side in Template:Wiki Loves Africa 2019 (now the 2017 image is used but should be replaced). Romaine (talk) 11:03, 15 January 2019 (UTC)


PS2: Everything should be ready now on templates + categories + upload campaign side for the upcoming photo contest. Romaine (talk) 11:10, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

WOW !!! 2 weeks in advance ! WOW. Anthere (talk)

Hi user:Romaine. I asked for an arabic and Portuguese translation. For now... only French :)

One note... I noticed that in the upload wizard it is possible to choose the country. Of course, only African countries here. I tested with a country (it worked). Then I tested without a country. I got this : I am not 100% convinced this is the right behavior as the two categories duplicate. Is that possible to have this request mandatory rather than optional, and then to add at the bottom of the list "other countries" (not a perfect solution, but it would be more accurate and less redundant than the current red category). What do you think ? Anthere (talk)

@Romaine, a portuguese sentence is added... Do you need anything else in Portuguese to make that work ? Anthere (talk)

I have created an overview page to list everything where we need translations: Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Translations. In Portuguese these are missing: number 2: Template:Upload campaign header Wiki Loves Africa + number 4 on Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2019/Translations + number 5: Template:Wiki Loves Africa 2019 country .

The last one is also missing in French and Arabic. Romaine (talk) 17:59, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

"not convinced I am the one loosing the most here."Edit

It's a win-win result for Commons. Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 19:51, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Oh be nice. -- (talk) 20:07, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Africa 2019Edit

Dear Anthere,

You have contributed in the past to the Wiki Loves Africa competition. Your images have helped people learn more about Africa and see Africa more clearly from an African perspective. Overall, nearly 5000 people like you have contributed to this photo contest, and contributed nearly 40000 images about Africa. Pictures from Wiki Loves Africa illustrate more than 7000 Wikipedia articles and they received... 278.859.973 views between 2015 through the end of 2018. WOW ! How does it feel to be part of this and really make a difference when it come to Africa representation on Wikipedia ?

This February, you have another opportunity to create beautiful photographs on the theme of "play" that could change how the world understands people and culture in your part of Africa.

Wiki Loves Africa is a annual public contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.

When does it take place?
The 2019 competition will start on 1st February 2019 and close on 1st March 2019.

What should we contribute?
Pictures ! audios ! videos ! The theme for the 2019 contest is... Play.
This theme encompasses a host of approaches and is intentionally open to interpretation. The theme Play! encourages the submission of visual representations of joyful and serious games, sport, and recreation in the form of board or mental games, physical fun or contests, playful interactions, theatrical and musical performances, etc.

In addition to the value your photos contribute to human understanding and african visibility on the Internet, there are several prizes on offer – including two separate prize categories for photos and media that encompass

  • (a) capture Women in sport or
  • (b) culturally specific and traditional formal forms of play, recreation or events.

For rules and information about how to participate, or to join the contest, click on: Contribute to the Wiki Loves Africa photo contest.


Anthere, for the Wiki Loves Africa Team


Cher ou chère Anthere,

Par le passé, vous avez participé au concours photographique Wiki Loves Africa. Vos photos ont aidé de nombreuses personnes à mieux comprendre l'Afrique et à la voir sous un autre angle, l'angle des africains eux-même. Depuis sa création en 2014, près de 5000 personnes ont contribué au concours photo, en ajoutant près de 40000 photos relatives à l'Afrique. 5000 personnes, dont vous, qui ont fait une vraie différence sur la représentation de l'Afrique sur Wikipédia et en ligne. Mieux encore... ces photos illustrent aujourd'hui près de 7000 articles Wikipédia et totalisent 278.859.973 vues entre 2015 et fin 2018 !

Ce mois de février vous avez à nouveau l'opportunité de proposer de fabuleuses illustrations sur le thème du "Jeu", qui participeront à changer la façon dont les êtres humains à travers le monde comprennent les habitants et la culture de votre région..

Wiki Loves Africa, c’est un concours public annuel où chacun est invité à partager des illustrations via Wikimedia Commons, en rapport avec le thème de l’année, illustrations qui pourront être utilisées sur Wikipédia ou les autres sites de la Wikimedia Foundation.

Quand le concours se déroule t-il?
Le concours 2019 démarre le 1er février 2019 et cloture le 1er mars 2019.

Quelles sont les contenus attendus?
Des photos ! Des enregistrements audio ! Des vidéos ! Le thème du concours 2019 est ... Jouer.
Ce thème englobe de nombreuses approches, il est aussi intentionnellement ouvert à l’interprétation. Le thème Jouer ! encourage à proposer des représentations de jeux de détente et sérieux, du sport et des divertissements sous la forme de jeux de société ou de jeux intellectuels, d'activités physiques de divertissement ou de compétitions, d'interactions ludiques, de performances théâtrales ou musicales, etc..

En plus de la valeur intrinsèque que vos photos apporteront à la compréhension et à la visibilité du monde africain sur Internet, il y a de nombreux prix à gagner. Dont deux prix spéciaux pour les photos qui représentent

  • a) femmes et sport ou
  • b) formes de jeux, de divertissements ou d’évènements culturellement spécifiques ou traditionnels.

Pour plus d'informations, règles de participation et pour participer au concours, cliquez sur Contribuer au concours photo Wiki Loves Africa.

Bien à vous,

Anthere, pour l'équipe Wiki Loves Africa

Your e-mailEdit

Thank you for informing me about that, I knew that the subject did some deceptive behaviour but honestly I thought that they were just incompetent with some medical articles so I would have to withdraw my recommendation for them. I don't think in fact that giving them access to such private information would be beneficial to either this project and its partners so thanks for the information.

Also I did not know how far their deceptive behaviour reached, which is alarming, although I hope that they can change I think that giving them the access I proposed would probably be a risk this project should not take. You can quote me on that if someone ever were to nominate him (I mean I publish this CC-BY-SA so you could've quoted me anyhow, but you get the point). --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 05:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Unrelated, but why don't you solicit for the position discussed above? It's a great way to help GLAM's and more volunteers are always needed.   --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 05:59, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
Hello user:Donald Trung. I have been an OTRS agent for several years. I have also been a steward in the past. I helped answering many requests, complains, questions, recorded permissions etc. But at some point, I became less available and motivated due to other activities and drop being an active OTRS agent. Hence I was removed from the list. I do not plan to be an OTRS agent again :) It is a thankless job, but a very important one. And I am grateful to all those doing it. They are the true heroes. Still, it is a position that requires being trusted and I strongly believe that anyone with a bad track record in the community, in particular of deceptive behavior, has no place there. Anthere (talk)
That's why I always show my appreciation to OTRS agents if they handle a ticket 🎟 I requested, maybe the Wikimedia Foundation should show more thanks to OTRS agents during events or show them in another way how indispensable they are for the content on Wikimedia websites. Well, this is just a hobby so if you can't contribute anymore to answer OTRS queues I understand.
Although I do hope that the concerned user can one day change their ways, trust should be able to be earned back, but seeing how they almost actively try to advertise themselves as holding a WMF position I am not sure how trustworthy they can be, plus they seem to have to learn a lot both socially and technically so while I believe that they're a long-term good faith user they still have to prove their trustworthiness.
By the way, why doesn't the Wikimedia Foundation try to recruit more agents during WikiCons? (or does it?) --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:03, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  Addendum Maybe an automated system could send Wikimedia Commons OTRS members a wikicake on their talk pages every year showing appreciation, I believe that if OTRS agents don't view their work as thankless that more would be motivated to stay. Maybe the automated message could also conjure up a list of the top images they confirmed by cross-wiki viewcount of the articles they're used at to show how useful and influential their work truly is. Just some ideas. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:06, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

OTRS appreciation conceptEdit

As you were an OTRS agent, if you would have received this template on your talk page every year, how would that make you feel? Do you think that this might show the current agents that their work is being (silently) appreciated by a great number of people? --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:01, 17 March 2019 (UTC)


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