Thursday, June 18, 2009

I received an invitation

Constantly people are asking why their project has to wait so long for approval.

Some people ask, ask, and ask again on each page they can find.

Other people make it original :-)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Making Incubator more user-friendly

I am developing a MediaWiki extension for Wikimedia Incubator. Currently many users complain about prefixes and recent changes not being available for test wikis, ...
It contains a preference where you can enter the test you are working on, see the example here.
When it's ready, I really hope it can be activated at Incubator.

I hope to know what the biggest problems are for users through the new feedback page so I can find a solution using the extension.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New language editions of Wikimedia projects

I love languages. I'm active at Wikimedia projects.
The combination is simple: I help with the process to set up new language editions of Wikimedia projects. In the past, when I didn't even know of Wikipedia, you just had to ask a developer and your wiki was created. Now it takes a very long time, and you're even very lucky if your wiki is created. But that's somehow logical: big languages already have Wikipedias, and now it's time for smaller languages with fewer potential contributors.
So now the process is complicated, and information is on both Meta and Incubator.
I wanted to make one simple "tutorial" that you have to follow and that explains as much as possible, as simple as possible. I created it at the Toolserver.
Meanwhile the first request has been submitted using my tool, and I have the feeling it really helps (though I can't know what people think :p)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Recently I was considering to really start with this blog...
All good names are already taken, so now the URL of my blog is like my wiki name.

If I really start, I will write about subjects that interest me.
So for example about preserving languages: it is important for endangered languages to have a Wikipedia, therefore I am active in the process to create Wikimedia wikis.

I'll see what I'll write...