Diolch am y croeso.

I had a look at the localisation file (Cymraeg ffeil lleoli) and didn't notice anything obviously wrong. It looks like you've put a lot of work into it. It would be really useful to have a Village Pump type page on here to ask questions. I would have created one, but wasn't sure what to call it. Maybe Y Caffe, similar to the ones at the French and Spanish Wikipedias. Am I right to assume that the conventions used on the English Wikipedia also apply here? For example, that the title words should be included in bold in the first line?

Mae'n chwith gen i am ysgrifennu yn Saesneg. Angela 19:30 24 Jul 2003 (UTC)

I just had another look at the (ffeil lleoli).

Should things like

/* private */ $wgDefaultUserOptionsEn = array(

be replaced with

/* private */ $wgDefaultUserOptionsCy = array(

The German one uses

/* private */ $wgDefaultUserOptionsDe = array(

If you Ctrl F and search for En, you'll find some more examples. Angela 22:20 24 Jul 2003 (UTC)

I really wish I could speak Welsh properly. I've been trying to learn for the last forty years. Deb

Diolch am y cywiriadau. Deb 21:46 30 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Do you like the changes I made to the year format? Paul

Diolch am eich neges. Prysur, prysur, prysur! Deb 18:17, 16 Dec 2003 (UTC)

... Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

"Poor dab!" as we say round here. Deb 17:50, 12 Jan 2004 (UTC)

Chwech wythnos! Llawer o amser i gweithio ar Wicipedia, n'est-ce pas? Deb 10:02, 26 Jan 2004 (PST)

"Correct your mistakes?" I think not! But I will undertake sysop duties if it helps at all - I notice I already have the power to amend "Hafan". Deb 23:07, 9 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Diolch! Seeing the new options is one thing... Deb 21:09, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Arwel - see my talk page, where an Esperanto speaker has asked that we put in an article about Esperanto, preferably not derogatory or dismissive. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm up to the job (not just yet, anyhow). Deb 18:18, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)

PS - One good thing about us being almost the only contributors here - it makes it easier to spot the fandaliaeth! Deb 18:20, 15 Feb 2004 (UTC)
I can imagine that you regard other articles more important in your already not so huge Wikipedia than Esperanto. I'm a language enthusiast and I've already succeded to write short sentences even in such stange languagew as Lakota (an amerindian language) and I worked hard for an artikel about the word for Ring-necked Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) in many languages de:Halsbandsittich in vielen Sprachen, in order to demonstrate how a language can be developped into a standard language, that fits almost all purposes. Icelandic with only about 300 000 speakers did the job well to develop the language into a tool, that works better even on parrots than Hindi or Arabic. I managed to find out the word for Ring-necked Parakeets in 40 languages, write them in their original writing system and translate and analyse, how the word was created. (By the way: Is there a word for this bird in your language and what is it?). So if you could just create an empty page, give it the right title and link it to the Esperanto articles in other languages, I would try to write at least one or two sentences, even if I had to study your language for a rather long time. (I'd see it as a challenge!) You could maybe correct it then. I once even tried to learn Irish (Gaeilge na hÉireann), but found it to be not vigorously enough to learn it as a foreigner. I hope I don't bother you too much with all that stuff. Multkolorbirdo

Glad you commented on the spelling question. I've been experimenting with Tchaikovsky, trying to decide what I prefer. Actually, even in English wikipedia there seems to be some doubt about whether he's Pyotr or Peter. In the end I reasoned that, since the English one has the rule of spelling things "the English way" if it didn't look wrong, I thought we should do likewise, ie. spell things "the Welsh way". By that reasoning, we should call him either "Pyotr" or "Pedr", but not "Peter". Also I think that we should be more concerned with how Welsh speakers will look for him than how many hits we get on Google! Let's keep discussing these questions till we get a consensus. Deb 22:27, 19 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Arwel, can you give me translations of: List of National Leaders; Head of State; Head of Government. I still disagree about the 20th century, though.

Arwel, can you delete my sub-page [Defnyddiwr:Paul-L/Temporary-dates], you being sysop. Paul

Done -- Arwel 19:23, 27 Maw 2004 (UTC)
Thanks Paul

Hwyl. 'r wyf wedi blociau defnyddiwr (Saesneg), who was just arsing around. Hope I did it right. It's the first time I've ever attempted it. Should I have asked first? Deb 20:18, 14 Ebr 2004 (UTC)

Arwel, 'rwyn meddwl you've got your Sior IV and your Gwilym IV confused. Deb 18:53, 20 Ebr 2004 (UTC)

Wps! Ie... Arwel 21:04, 20 Ebr 2004 (UTC)

Hi Arwel, I was fixing some redirects to say #al-cyfeirio instead of #rdirect as that isn't working and I came across Defnyddiwr: Please could this be deleted now as I'm not the only person who uses that IP so it doesn't make a lot of sense for it to redirect to my user page. Thanks. Angela 14:49, 21 Ebr 2004 (UTC)

Hwyl. I can't figure out how to update the "Erthyglau newydd" section on "Hafan" now. But maybe that was the idea... Deb 18:06, 12 Meh 2004 (UTC)

Phew, that took a little searching! You need to edit Template:Erthyglau_newydd -- I think that was one of Marmanel's changes! :) -- Arwel 23:54, 12 Meh 2004 (UTC)

Hi, sorry I know as much Welsh as the nearest doorknob :) Anyway, while looking around for code for a Yahoo search box (for minnan:), I happen to notice the search result page doesn't validate according to W3C's validator. The tags are not XHTML. I think Simple English has some updated code you or someone might want to look at. A-giâu 20:13, 21 Meh 2004 (UTC)

okapi 01:16, 7 Gor 2004 (UTC) Oh, yes, please! It would be great if you would delete the Dwrgi, I am afraid I got a bit mixed up yesterday... --okapi 01:16, 7 Gor 2004 (UTC)



Hi Arwel, can you translate the new donations banner message for me? http://cy.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=MediaWiki:Fundraising_notice&action=edit
Many thanks. Sj 08:15, 14 Gor 2004 (UTC)



Siwmae Arwel,

Sorry about the delay in answering you -- I've been away for a few days. Thanks for the invitation to sysophood; I would like that! Hwyl, Gareth Wyn 09:11, 27 Gor 2004 (UTC)



Bore da, Arwel. Rydw i datblygwyr, oddi wrth en. Just as an FYI, mae'r ffurfweddiad namespace yma "anghywir" - mae'r namespace Wikipedia yn galw "Wikipedia", ond mae'r erthyglau'n galw "Wicipedia:Whatever", ac maen nhw'n mewn namespace 0 (y namespace erthyglau). I can fix this here (the language file has to be updated and then the pages renamed in the database) if you don't have any objections to it - it shouldn't cause anything to break (cross fingers). Regards — Kate 09:09, 6 Med 2004 (UTC)

Translation of the week


Hi! This is Ronline from the Romanian Wikipedia. I would like to inform you that, at Meta-Wiki, there is a project running known as Translation of the week. This project seeks to translate an article into as many languages as possible every week, in order to strengthen collaboration between the different language projects and enable more article depth. The current translation of the week is Oradea, and it has already been translated into 17 languages. You can see more information here. It would be great if you could translate this article into the Welsh language, even partially would be great! Thank you very much, Ronline 11:45, 10 Rhag 2004 (UTC)

Waldo Williams


Er... What was wrong with Waldo Williams? Deb 23:28, 13 Rhag 2004 (UTC)

There was already an entry for Waldo Williams I made a search but miss spelt williams by typing three ls Therefore Waldo Willliams needs to be deleted.Thanks 23:45, 13 Rhag 2004 (UTC)

One or two questions...


Hi Arwel! I was wondering whether it should say "Oddiwrth Wicipedia, y gwyddionadur rhad" as it does whenever you print something out or edit something (above the edit box). After all it says "Rhydd" below the logo. I was also wondering whether rhad would have the same connotations as cheap, i.e. "of inferior quality". Does it?

And one other thing: What do you think of Urban75? It is by an anonymous user who has been writing quite a lot lately, but to me it looks a bit spammy, and the linked webpage is in English anyways...

--Okapi 04:17, 9 Ion 2005 (UTC)

No, it should be "y gwyddoniadur rhydd" - the point of "the free encyclopedia" is that it's "free as in speech, not as in beer", while "rhad" does have the principal connotation of "cheap"! I've just changed the tagline back.
As for Urban75, I was thinking it was a bit spammish, and doesn't have much apparent connection with Wales, and I don't know who Mike Slocombe is anyway. I wonder if there's a way of expanding it somehow, the en: version is only a little more informative.... -- Arwel 14:20, 9 Ion 2005 (UTC)
Wela i, diolch! I've just had a look at the :en page you linked - it seems to have vanished/been deleted. Ehm... we too, Brute? (I only ask because the IP who wrote the article has been rather productive, lately...). Cheers, --Okapi 05:45, 10 Ion 2005 (UTC)
Ah no, it's a dodgy link -- it really is still there!. -- Arwel 13:55, 10 Ion 2005 (UTC)
Oh, right, I see... And agree to all you said about it. ;-)--Okapi 13:19, 12 Ion 2005 (UTC)

Hi Arwel, sut mae? Would you please have a look at Sgwrs:Hafan, somebody has been pointing out mistakes. I have been correcting the misspelt bits (correctly, I hope), but haven't got a clue about item c). Errr... what to do?

BTW, I have also found another candidate for Wicipedia:Tudalennau amheus...

Hwyl fawr, --Okapi 14:45, 1 Chwe 2005 (UTC)

Hi Arwel.

I was wondering about the copyright infringement in Dewi Sant. I have reverted the page to the last version that hadn't been copied from [1], but if you click through the versions the copyrighted version can (of course) still be found. From a legal point of view, is it enaugh to revert or would the copyrighted version have to be deleted as well? And if it has to be deleted, how do you do that without deleting the whole article? Any ideas? Diolch! --Okapi 05:07, 20 Chwe 2005 (UTC)

Argh! You're right that we should delete the copyvio versions -- unfortunately we have no way to do this ourselves - we'll have to call for developer assistance. That's basically all versions from the 18th Feb., except the oldest, OK? -- Arwel 11:42, 21 Chwe 2005 (UTC)
Diolch! Looks good! Thanks also for telling me how to put those things right. :-) --Okapi 12:41, 21 Chwe 2005 (UTC)

And another question...


Arwel, I hope I'm not getting on your nerves by requesting the impossible all the time - but I couldn't help noticing that the Llythrennau acennog on :en can be introduced into the text by clicking on them. That would be a very nice and useful feature to have on :cy, don't you think? But do you know to do that? *just wondering...* --Okapi 14:36, 21 Chwe 2005 (UTC)

Łǐķë đīś, ŷǒů męąň? -- Arwel 19:39, 21 Chwe 2005 (UTC)
Woops, yes! Campus! Diolch yn fawr! :-) --Okapi 00:11, 23 Chwe 2005 (UTC)

Hi Arwel! I have just come across Blog and was surprised about the number of weblinks in the text. I think that most Wikipedias collect weblinks at the bottom of a page (and even then there would be quite a lot of them in this article). Do we have any policy about where to put them? And about the number and kind of weblinks?

I was wondering whether to ask this in the Caffi, but people don't seem to drop in there very much lately... --Okapi 04:02, 26 Chwe 2005 (UTC)


Would you please have a look at {{Wicipedia:Tudalennau amheus}}? I'm especially wondering about what to do about Prifysgol Cymru and all the pics... Any way to check them?

I've also left a message on the sgwrs of the defnyddiwr who wrote (or copied and pasted?) all these.


--Okapi 12:51, 13 Maw 2005 (UTC)

Reply put on Tudalennau amheus. Sorry for lack of reply, I've been offline for nearly a week. -- Arwel 22:31, 15 Maw 2005 (UTC)



I know - I only realised after I'd started. I'll leave that aspect of it to you now, and I'll go about trying to improve on articles that you've restored. If something's not blank, it's less likely to attract him, I feel. But I could be wrong. Deb 17:43, 30 Maw 2005 (UTC)

Thinking about it, I'm a bit surprised that the English version of the redirect command actually works here. Is there a way we can stop this? It might deter English-speaking vandals if they have to take the trouble to learn the Welsh version. Deb 18:00, 30 Maw 2005 (UTC)

I had been away a couple of days and just dropped in to witness the effects of last night's havoc - if I can do anything to help the cleanup just let me know! --Okapi 12:16, 31 Maw 2005 (UTC)
I tell you what's irritating. If you block someone - as I just thought I was blocking the vandal - there's nothing to tell you that the person's already been blocked, which he had, by you. I was also wondering whether, having not blocked him for as long as you had, that later blocking would override the previous one. I hope not, because I don't plan to unblock anyone! Deb 20:32, 31 Maw 2005 (UTC)
Sorri!!! That explains how he got back in earlier, then. Diolch. Deb 21:30, 31 Maw 2005 (UTC)


  • Thanks Arwel for your support! Best regards Gangleri | Th | T 10:25, 11 Ebr 2005 (UTC)

Rhestr pabau


Beat ya to it! Deb 17:36, 19 Ebr 2005 (UTC)

Names of the namespaces

  • Halló Arwel! With Nodyn:Wikivar I could see, that you renamed the default namespaces. At Wicipedia:Polisi defnyddio lluniau I could see that you still use "Wikipedia" for the links to pages that should be in the project namespace "Wicipedia". I hope that there are bots who can doo this job (fixing all links). Best regards Gangleri | Th | T 23:12, 26 Ebr 2005 (UTC)
It shouldn't really matter - I think local names are synonyms of the English ones anyway. -- Arwel 14:33, 27 Ebr 2005 (UTC)

Wikimania PR


Hello, I'm contacting you as you are listed as the ambassador for your Wikipedia!

It would be nice if also your Wikipedia could place the Wikimania PR banner on MediaWiki:Sitenotice. The text which should be used (translated into your language) is:

[[Image:Wikimania-468x60-en.png|100px]] The first '''[http://www.wikimania.org International Wikimedia Conference]''' will take place in [[Frankfurt]] [[August 4|4.]]-[[August 8|8 August]]!

The text should be kept until August.

Greetings, 18:44, 16 Mai 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Done. -- Arwel 00:50, 17 Mai 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Alexandra o Rwsia


As this weirdo is following me around the English wikipedia, I thought I'd come over here to talk to you. I can quite accept you not wanting to enter into the dispute. My main concern is to have the page back at a title that conforms to naming standards, not the made-up one that this guy invented just because he didn't like the old one. Clearly she can't be "Alexandra Feodorovna of Hesse", because the two halves are mutually exclusive. Just thought I'd explain without having to be followed by a tirade of illiterate abuse. Deb 21:24, 20 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb


golygu yn gwneud dudalen http://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page. Rwyn meddwl mae tudalen hon yw fandaliaeth.

Draig goch20 21:28, 21 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Diolch - dw'i wedi blocio fo. -- Arwel 22:24, 21 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Hyn a'r llall


Arwel, thanks for your reply yn Y Caffi to my tale of woe concerning Version 1.5 (it still b*****s up Opera, but I'm learning to love Firefox instead). You invited me to request Administrator status: I am honoured, but I think that my low-level command of Welsh probably rules me out at present: I am still very much a dysgwr, so while I'm very prepared to help with "housekeeping" tasks, I wouldn't be qualified to engage at any length in discussions in Welsh, as might be required by the role. What do you think?

It's not strictly necessary to conduct lengthy discussions in Welsh, as most of the Administrator functions are, well, "administrative" - the "rolio nôl" button is very handy for dealing with vandals! In all fairness I don't think any of the current administrators can be viewed as 100% fluent any more (if they ever were)... I personally have spent most of my time over the border for the last 30 years :( Anyway, if you change your mind, just ask.

May I ask you though, as an Administrator, to do one litttle task for me? And that is, to "speedily delete" the page Template Misoedd. It serves no useful purpose, and was created accidentally be me on my way to creating Nodyn:Misoedd.


By the way, although, as I said, my Welsh from many years ago is now so heavily rusted as to have practically seized up -- so I am more-or-less starting all over again -- I do think there is a role for learners in the various diferent language Wikipedias (so long, of course, as we do not muck things up for mother-tongue users). I don't know whether you agree. I do know for my part that a few months of contributing to the Irish-language Vicipéid, for instance, have done more to revive such skills as I may ever have had in that language than years and years of off-and-on revision! -- Jac-y-do 11:21, 23 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb

I know the feeling - I've got three dictionaries to hand for when I get stuck!



User:Pare asked for a translation of this into Welsh:

it Questo utente non capisce l'italiano, o lo capisce con notevoli difficoltà.

In case you're in doubt, it means "this user does not understand (Welsh) or understands it with difficulty." My first attempt is "Mae'r defnyddiwr hwn dim yn deall Gymraeg, neu yn deall gyda afrwyddineb." I'm sure that's full of errors - can you help? Deb 18:20, 26 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb

well, I'd say "ddim yn deall...", and I'd use anhawster rather than afrwyddineb, but that's just my dialect! Otherwise it sounds OK. -- Arwel 18:42, 26 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Defnyddiwr yn rhegi mewn Almaeneg


Mae defnyddiwr yn gweud "Sheisse" - Rhywbeth anaddas mewn cwmni uchel. Y Geiriau "scheiss! nicht langsam sondern schnell" yw "Cachu! ddim yn araf, on' gyflym".

Draig goch20 17:25, 29 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb



I wanted to create the equivalent of the English template that lets you look at deaths in a series of years, but I feel very uncertain about tackling it. Would it work if I just copied the whole of the English one (now that I've finally tracked it down!) and changed the bits of text that show on screen into Welsh? Deb 22:29, 29 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Having said that, I'm thinking we should change "Category" to "Categori" before we create any more! How do we go about it? Deb 22:43, 29 Gorffennaf 2005 (UTC)Ateb
Don't worry, I guessed you were on holiday or something. I'm more thick-skinned than that. (I'd have to be, to put up with Arrigo!) Deb 17:02, 1 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb



There's a warning on the English wikipedia that "Willy on Wheels" is back. We've had him here before, so let's try and look out for him! Deb 19:15, 2 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Yes, I've noticed some of his incarnations appearing in the English Wikipedia's block log! Just to let you know, after tonight I'll be offline until next Monday night/Tuesday, since I'll be at the World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow (and I'll be having an early night tonight - I've got to catch an 0623 train tomorrow!). -- Arwel 10:18, 3 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb
"Willy on Wheels" is a pain-in-the-neck vandal - he usually replaces articles with pictures of a "wind-up willy on wheels" which he claims is a "sex toy" (!), but latterly he's taken to moving and renaming pages which makes things a bugger to straighten out - if I remember rightly, DG, you arrived here just after we were clearing up after his last visitation to cy. He usually creates accounts which contain the words "...on wheels" (with or without trailing exclamation marks). He's a free-fire zone, any administrator on cy can ban him on sight and revert any edits he's done. -- Arwel 10:18, 3 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb



Just out of interest, I asked the only Hebrew-speaking user I could find (Horzer) what that stuff meant on that user page that was recently created and then blanked. Here's his response: "Ok, the thing in Hebrew is a discussion of Malcolm X and "Black Supremacy" theories (or something like that), comparing X to Martin Luther King. Its probably copied from Wikipedia Hebrew or from other source. I don't think this user knows hebrew, out of some words." Deb 17:41, 4 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb



I'm rather dubious of the user Lareggub. See his 'ng' and 'sbwriel' articles for instance. 12:35, 6 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

    • Yeah he has taken a rather personal approach to "NG".

Draig goch20 01:12, 7 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb



Any idea why Defnyddiwr:Draig goch20 and I have trouble getting the word "ar" to take? Deb 21:35, 6 Awst 2005 (UTC) And the word I typed wasn't "ar". Deb 21:36, 6 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

You can write an HTML comment in the middle: diweddar.

Or you can write it without a comment in the middle: ar. But to do that you have to have The Force. And anyone who doesn't have The Force will mess it up when they next edit this page......

Last time we had this problem, it was that MAG_END in LanguageCy.php ("__END__" yn yr iaith fain) was defined as "DIWEDD", not "__DIWEDD__". But I see that's been changed by now, so why are we still getting the problem? Maybe the new version's not been properly installed? I think we should file a bug report. Does anyone else want to, or shall I? Marnanel 22:57, 9 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb
Please do! I don't know how! Deb 17:05, 10 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb
Iawn. [2] Marnanel 05:28, 12 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb
And they fixed it! Marnanel 15:43, 12 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb
Sorry for the silence - I got back from the Worldcon late on Monday and tied up elsewehere since. Marnanel's right about the reason, I usually get round it by putting "nowiki" and "/nowiki" tags around it, but it's a pain. -- Arwel 21:31, 10 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Hafan to Prif Tudalen


I notice that Hafan has changed to Prif Tudalen? Hafan seemed ok to me, even though this Prif Tudalen is empty. Seems strange to change it from Hafan to Prif Tudalen.

Draig goch20 02:05, 20 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

I have fixed this-- see the Caffi. Marnanel 05:04, 20 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb



From Defnyddiwr:Draig goch20: "Dydw i ddim yn defnydd Wicipedia ers Awst cynnar, dw i gwele Saesneg fel "User Page, Article, Edit, History, Discussion? Beth sy'n bod gyda yr Gymraeg?" Beth yw'r problem??? Deb 16:11, 21 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

That's a surprise. User MediaWikidefault, which is a system user, seems to have been reverting strings in the MediaWiki namespace back to English at random for no readily apparent reason. I shall make enquiries on the tech mailing list and revert those I can find. -- Arwel 16:48, 21 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb



Fyddai'n gadael Wicipedia am wythnos ar ol heddiw (rhaid i mi edrych ar ol fy hen mam 83 oed....) -- Arwel 12:14, 24 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

A Welsh version of Wikinews?


Now here's a good suggestion, why not have a Welsh version of WikiNews. Like we have Wiktionary which is a very good idea, why not have a Welsh version of Wikinews? It's only a suggestion by the way.

Draig goch20 14:16, 29 Awst 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Penblwydd hapus


Annwyl Arwel. Deb 16:42, 1 Medi 2005 (UTC)Ateb



Hi Arwel. I've been editing Wictionary very much recently, trying to set a basic structure for the whole thing. Since you're the moderator I presume you have overall control of how it works, so I have a few requests (I don't want to seem expectant):

  • make it so that the prefixes 'Wiciadur:' and 'Atodiad:' aren't counted as dictionary entires (in the case of Nodyn:, and Wicipedia: on Wicipedia)
  • fully translate the navigation bar and change 'Community portal' to 'Portal cymunedol' (like on Wicipedia)

If you can do these things please do, and in return I'll contribute heavily to Wictionary (could it be possibly be renamed Wiciadur? - just a thought).

Huge regards - please reply, —Adam (sgwrscyfraniadau) 17:13, 26 Hydref 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Thanks a lot for you help! I've just renamed the whole thing Wiciadur - do you know how I can contact the person with the most power over the site?

Diolch yn fawr, —Adam (sgwrscyfraniadau) 09:08, 27 Hydref 2005 (UTC)Ateb

Administrator for Wiciadur


Hi Arwel, I was wondering if you could tell me how you became an administrator for Wiciadur? Since there's no administrator-nomination page I'm not sure how to go about applying.

Diolch yn fawr iawn, —Adam (sgwrscyfraniadau) 18:38, 5 Tachwedd 2005 (UTC)Ateb



Hi, I am w:nl:gebruiker:Walter of the dutch Wikipedia. I am writing you because your are listed as ambassador of your wiki. I have something to say that I think you will find useful and possibly others of your wiki also.

You know it is not easy for the members of a local wiki to be informed about what is going on in the higher levels of the Wikimedia family. This because of the language problem and the high level of fragmentation of places where you can find information.

I am now making a weekly news letter (Wikizine) that attempts to provide the news of the Wikimedia projects. The concept is to list only a very short description of the news an give the relevant url to the subject. I want it to be short, only give the news that is important for all projects. The target audience include the ambassadors. It is for people who are interested in what it going on outside there own wiki. I emphasize on the news that is practical-technical. The information comes form several "news"-pages on several wikis, the mailinglists and IRC. There will be news I can not discover. If you have news found somewhere or from you own wiki please let my know. wikizine AT wikipedia.be

I can only create one version in something that supposed to be English. I count on the readers to inform there local wiki about the news in there own language.

Wikizine is send by use of the mailinglist Announce-l. It is only used for this. So people can subscribe without being swamped by emails like the lists.


I hope that you and others of your wiki will subscribe to Wikizine and give feedback. So that Wikizine can become really a source where Wikimedians can find out what is going on. Greetings, w:nl:gebruiker:Walter PS: do not repond here. I will not see it.

English wikipedia: cause for concern


Annwyl Arwel. Please forgive me using English. If you frequent the English wikipedia, you may be aware of the existence of [[Category:Welsh-speaking people]]. This has been nominated for deletion, on the grounds that all "similar" categories, eg. English-speaking people, would be "too big". I'm not prepared to die in a ditch over it, but I do feel that it's an obvious exception. If you have an opinion, would you care to get over there sharpish, and contribute to the debate? Deb 11:57, 7 Gorffennaf 2006 (UTC)Ateb

Tudalen hafan


Byddwn yn falch pe bai un o'r gweinyddwyr yn rhoi ei sylw i Wicipedia:Y Caffi#Tudalen hafan os gwelwch yn dda:) Lloffiwr 21:45, 11 Medi 2006 (UTC)Ateb

Angen rhagor o weinyddwyr


A oes modd dyrchafu rhagor o'r defnyddwyr i fod yn weinyddwyr (sysop)? Dim ond Deb o blith y gweinyddwyr sydd yn cyfrannu'n gyson ar hyn o bryd o beth a welaf. Mae tipyn o backlog wedi tyfu o gynigion na all y defnyddwyr cyffredin eu cwblhau. Yn disgwyl yn eiddgar am ymateb. Lloffiwr 21:55, 17 Medi 2006 (UTC)Ateb

Well blow me down with a feather! Thank you for making me an admin - it will be good to be able to amend messages although the great thing about Gareth Wyn doing this for me was that he could give his opinion too, two heads being better than one. Anyway, I think I had better go and lie down to get over my surprise! :) Lloffiwr 12:54, 22 Hydref 2006 (UTC)Ateb

User rights


Marnanel sent me the question below. I find I don't have the right access or know how to get it. Any ideas? Deb 17:14, 23 Chwefror 2007 (UTC)Ateb

Okay, I have found out how to do it. [4] will let you edit a user's rights, but I don't have the rights to do so. Perhaps you do? The users which really need marking are Defnyddiwr:TXiKiBoT, Defnyddiwr:Thijs!bot, and Defnyddiwr:JAnDbot. Marnanel 14:31, 23 Chwefror 2007 (UTC)Ateb
Thanks for bringing this to my attention - I presume the desire was for these users to have bot status? Any bureaucrat can do this via the tudalennau arbennig option "Grant or revoke bot status", and I have just done so. -- Arwel 22:49, 21 Mawrth 2007 (UTC)Ateb

Request for bot status


Hi. I'd like to ask you to grant User:SieBot bot status on this Wikipedia for adding interwikilinks. The bot already has edit rights on about 30 Wikipedias. Thank you. Siebrand 12:07, 6 Mai 2007 (UTC)Ateb

Done. -- Arwel 16:01, 7 Mai 2007 (UTC)Ateb
Diolch yn fawr iawn!! Deb 16:05, 7 Mai 2007 (UTC)Ateb

Ffeiliau sain


Gan eich bod wedi creu ffeiliau sain yn barod ar Wikipedia Saesneg falle y byddai diddordeb gyda chi i helpu gyda'r gwaith o greu ffeiliau ynganiad Cymraeg ar Gomin Wikipedia (commons:Category:Welsh pronunciation). Mae'n dda cael amrywiaeth o acenion Cymraeg ar y ffeiliau hyn ac yn enwedig i gael pobl lleol yn yngan enwau lleoedd - byddai'n grêt cael rhywun o Ruthun yn bwrw ati gyda lleoedd y Gogledd-ddwyrain. Dwi'n cofio clywed darn ar y radio yn egluro mai Afon 'Ogwan' yw ynganiad yr enw ac mai camgymeriad oedd ei sillafu'n Afon Ogwen gan rywrai oedd yn meddwl eu bod yn gwybod yn well na'r bobl leol! Lloffiwr 13:10, 4 Mai 2008 (UTC)Ateb

Wicipedia DU


Wikimedians in the United Kingdom are working to set up a chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, which will aid and encourage people to collect, develop and effectively disseminate knowledge. A board of five members has been elected, and a company has now been set up. Membership applications are now invited, and will be processed as soon as we have a bank account. The organisation needs the support and involvement of people like you.

So far, most participants have been based on English-language projects, but we want to ensure that we work with and for Wikimedians in all languages. As Wicipedia yn Gymraeg is an important language native to the UK, we are making contact with you.

We need to know what a new UK chapter can do to assist your project, and how we can best work together to make that happen. We are also looking for people who can translate short pieces of text, such as the first paragraph of this message, to help publicise the activities of the chapter.

Please do comment, make suggestions, and feel free to ask us any questions, whether here, on MetaWiki, or on the wikimedia-uk mailing list. AndrewRT 23:03, 1 Rhagfyr 2008 (UTC)Ateb

Neges bwysig i bob gweinyddwr


Yn dilyn trafodaeth yn y Caffi (gweler yma), mae Luke wedi creu tudalen newydd ar gyfer materion gweinyddol, sef Negesfwrdd gweinyddiaeth. Y syniad yw defnyddio'r Caffi ar gyfer negeseuon cyffredinol a defnyddio'r bwrdd newydd fel lle i drafod a datrys - gobeithio - materion fel nodiadau, categorïau, fandaliaeth a phethau eraill sy'n rhan o waith gweinyddwyr. Bydd yn gymorth i gadw trafodaethau gyda'i gilydd ac yn rhyddhau lle yn y Caffi. Hoffwn ofyn i bawb sy'n weinyddwr ei roi ar eu rhestr gwylio a'i ddefnyddio. Gobeithio bydd yr arbrawf yn llwyddiant ac yn gwneud ein gwaith yma yn haws. Anatiomaros 21:48, 3 Ionawr 2010 (UTC)Ateb

Diddymu statws gweinyddwyr sydd heb gyfrannu ers tros flwyddyn.


Sylwa, os gweli di'n dda, ar y drafodaeth yma. Llywelyn2000 20:03, 22 Chwefror 2011 (UTC)Ateb

Mae'r broses, bellach, wedi'i chyflawni. Rho wybod i ni os y byddi'n ail-ddechrau cyfrannu ac yn awyddus i gael dy ailarfogi! Llywelyn2000 04:48, 16 Chwefror 2012 (UTC)Ateb

Mohamed ElGedawy → محمد الجداوي


Hi, I want to change my name from: "Mohamed ElGedawy" to: "محمد الجداوي", Because i have changed my username on many wikipedias.--Mohamed ElGedawy 06:48, 14 Awst 2011 (UTC)Ateb

Wici Cymru


Ga i dynnu dy sylw i gyfarfod nesa o Wici Cymru a fydd yn cael ei gynnal yn dy dref enedigol. Cymer gip sydyn ar yr adran Ddatblygu newydd sydd gennym yn fama, os gweli di'n dda! Byddai'n braf dy gyfarfod, dros beint! Llywelyn2000 (sgwrs) 05:25, 13 Mawrth 2013 (UTC)Ateb

Notice of upload removal


Dear Arwel Parry:

The Wikimedia Foundation (“Wikimedia”) has taken down content that you posted at File:Tywysogesdi.jpg due to Wikimedia’s receipt of a validly formulated notice that your posted content was infringing an existing copyright. When someone sends us a validly formulated notice of copyright infringement, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Section (c)(1)(C) requires Wikimedia to take the content down, and to notify you that we have removed that content. This notice, by itself, does not mean that the party requesting that the content be taken down are suing you. The party requesting the take down might only be interested in removing the content from our site.

What Can You Do?

You are not obligated to take any action. However, if you feel that your content does not infringe upon any copyrights, you may contest the take down request by submitting a ‘counter notice’ to Wikimedia. Before doing so, you should understand your legal position, and you may wish to consult with an attorney. If you choose to submit a counter notice, the alleged copyright holder can either refuse to contest the counter notice or decide to file a lawsuit against you to restrain Wikimedia from re-posting the content. Please note that Wikimedia will not be a party to any legal action that arises from you sending a counter notice, and that Wikimedia is unable to provide you with legal advice.

Filing a Counter Notice

If you choose to submit a counter notice, you must send a letter asking Wikimedia to restore your content to legal@wikimedia.org, or to our service processor at the following address: Wikimedia Foundation, c/o CT Corporation System, 818 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, California, 90017. The letter must comply with DMCA standards, set out in Section (g)(3)(A-D), and must contain the following:

  • A link to where the content was before we took it down and a description of the material that was removed;
  • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
  • Your name, address, and phone number;
  • If your address is in the United States, a statement that says “I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the district where my address is located, and I will accept service of process from the person who complained about the content I posted”; alternatively, if your address is outside the United States, a statement that says “I agree to accept service of process in any jurisdiction where the Wikimedia Foundation can be found, and I will accept service of process from the person who complained about the content I posted”; and finally,
  • Your physical or electronic signature.

Pursuant to the DMCA, Wikimedia must inform the alleged copyright holder that you sent us a counter notice, and give the alleged copyright holder a copy of the counter notice. The alleged copyright holder will then have fourteen (14) business days to file a lawsuit against you to restrain Wikimedia from reposting the content. If Wikimedia does not receive proper notification that the alleged copyright holder has initiated such a lawsuit against you, we will repost your content within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days.


As a matter of policy and under appropriate circumstances, Wikimedia will block the accounts of repeat infringers as provided by Section 512(i)(1)(A) of the DMCA.

If you would like to learn more about Wikimedia’s policies, please refer to the Wikimedia Terms of Use, available at Terms of use, and the Wikimedia Legal Policies, available at m:Legal/Legal_Policies. More information on DMCA compliance may also be found at:

Wikimedia appreciates your support. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this notice.

Sincerely, Jalexander-WMF (sgwrs) 03:27, 15 Mehefin 2015 (UTC)Ateb

You are invited!

You are invited...

The Celtic Knot: Wikipedia Language Conference - Programme now live.

  • Hosts: The University of Edinburgh and Wikimedia UK
  • Supporting: Celtic & Indigenous Languages.
  • Objective: The main objective for Celtic Knot 2017 is the coming together of practitioners in the same room at same time; strengthening the bonds of those working to support language communities into a 'knot' and leading into action. Attendees can expect to learn about and discuss innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow language communities.
  • Date: 6 July 2017 - Booking is now open.

Stinglehammer (sgwrs) 22:34, 22 Mai 2017 (UTC)Ateb

Sefydlu grwp swyddogol: Wikimedia Cymru


Rhag ofn na welais ti'r sgwrs - mae cais di neud i ffurfio grwp swyddogol fel y Basgiaid. Beth am ychwanegu dy sylwadau? Gweler: Wicipedia:Y Caffi#Sefydlu Grŵp Defnyddwyr Wicimedia PS Croeso nol! '''Defnyddiwr:John Jones''' (sgwrs) 09:26, 12 Gorffennaf 2017 (UTC)Ateb




Wikimedia Foundation Board decided in 2009 to stop using GFDL as a sole license per this resolution.

GFDL is not a good license because it makes it hard to reuse the images (and the articles where the image is used).

You have uploaded one or more files with GFDL. You can see the files in Categori:Wikipedia license migration candidates. You can also click this link and scroll down to see your name.

If you are the photographer/creator you can help to relicense the file(s). You can do so by changing {{GFDL}} to {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-3.0}}.

If you are not the photographer/creator please check if you have added a source and author. --MGA73 (sgwrs) 10:38, 6 Mehefin 2021 (UTC)Ateb