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Beeld:Malachite-Kingfisher.jpg[wysig bron]

You have this image, which someone seems to have copied from English Wikipedia. However, people in English Wikipedia have found out that the image doesn't belong to the public domain. Instead, you can only use it for non-commercial or educational purposes. Such is too restrictive licence for Wikipedia. [1] You can't even use the image in Wikipedia under United Sates copyright law. In English Wikipedia they are going to delete the image. I think that you should do the same because the Wikipedia servers are located in United States. -

Wikizine[wysig bron]

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

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.

Potje[wysig bron]

Is the word 'Potje' in Afrikaans? What is the translation?

I'm asking because it's said to be the Afrikaans name of this cooking pot. Thanks, he:User:Felagund.

In Afrikaans it is known as ysterpot, swart pot or just potjie. In English it is known as a dutch-oven.

"Pot" in Afrikaans and Dutch has the same meaning as the same word in English. It can be used for "cooking pot". "-je" is a suffix added to a word to form a dimmunitive. Well, in Dutch only, because in Afrikaans the suffix is "-jie", so the word is "Potjie".
The image you refer to has to do with Potjiekos. Danielm 19:50, 21 Augustus 2006 (UTC)
Great - thanks! he:User:Felagund.

All active members of Wikimedia projects are invited to

Message from Nepal Bhasa Wikipedia[wysig bron]

Nepal Bhasa wikipedia has recently started developing here . We would like to increase co-ordination between the two wikipedia, share resources as well as to learn from this version. If someone is interested, please visit Nepal Bhasa Embassy. Thank you. --Eukesh

for an information[wysig bron]

Pour quelconqu'un qui habite au Bénin et qui veut voyager sur Singapour, comment doit-il procéder pour avoir le visa?

un visa de la Malaisie permet-il d'entrer en Singapour?

We do not provide travel or visa information, I'm afraid. Your best bet would be to contact the Embassy in Singapour (they ought to have a website with an email address) and ask them directly. Anrie 17:03, 12 Junie 2007 (UTC)

Translation[wysig bron]

Hi, I could use a translation of the following text into Afrikaans, if anyone has the time: "Hello! If you wish to leave me a message, it would probably reach me sooner if you left it at my English Wikipedia talk page.". Dankie! +Hexagon1 (t) (en) 05:56, 9 Oktober 2008 (UTC)

Here ya go: "Hallo! U boodskap sal my vroeër bereik as u dit op my Engelse kletsblad plaas". Groete. Frank (kontak) 07:30, 9 Oktober 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! +Hexagon1 (t) (en) 07:59, 9 Oktober 2008 (UTC)

Usurpation of my username[wysig bron]

I've requested the usurpation of User:Macy on this wiki, however I have not got a reply. Is it possible to get my username usurped? Greetings, Macy2 (kontak) 02:47, 22 Oktober 2008 (UTC)

Racibórz[wysig bron]

Hi. Can somebody write an (at least ;] ) short stub about my city (Racibórz) on Afrikaans Wikipedia? Many thanks for anyone who could do that :) Olos88 (kontak) 05:14, 22 Julie 2009 (UTC)

Uitgevoer Uitgevoer, please see Racibórz. Best regards. Anoniem

Question[wysig bron]

Excuse me, sir. I most workly the Korean wikipedia. I came here for nothing else but.. One user claim that his Commons contribution for South Africa Music is right. But.. We disbelieves what he says because he often lies. Can you confirm whether or not that is the case, please? Thank you. --Idh0854 (kontak) 03:20, 25 Februarie 2011 (UTC)

Foundation New Images Policy[wysig bron]

Hi everyone,
I am Yosri from Malay Wikipedia. Recently I was informed by certain parties that MS Wiki need to delete any images tagged as Non-Commercial under [ Foundation Licensing policy]. After I have done some studies, I realised that Wikipedia Foundations is moving towards allowing commercialises all images, as such they are acting on behalf of commercial company to require all images loaded with tagging Non-Commercial in all Wiki Project to be removed, including those loaded in local Wiki. You are only allowed to licenses your images under "free content", which specifically allows commercial reuse, example GDLF 1.2. Certain images is excempted under a very narrow EDP ("exemption doctrine policy") definition. If you all already aware about this, please ignore this comment. Otherwise, for more details please visit Yosri (kontak) 04:49, 2 Maart 2011 (UTC)

en:Wikipedia:SOPA initiative/Action[wysig bron]

Dear Colleagues. Please regard this side. The english-speaking Wikipedia is planing a WP-Blackout for the 18. January. Please communicate this in your Chapter. Greetings -- Andreas Werle (kontak) 20:59, 13 Januarie 2012 (UTC)

Help collecting problem reports for MediaWiki 1.19[wysig bron]

Last night, we rolled out MediaWiki 1.19 to all the Wikipedias. I'd like help collecting problem reports. If you can enter problem reports in Bugzilla, please do. Otherwise, leave me a message with information. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 05:43, 1 Maart 2012 (UTC)

QRpedia[wysig bron]

QRpedia is a multilingual WikimediaUK project which uses QR codes to deliver Wikipedia articles to users, in their preferred language. We need a version of the article about it, in Afrikaans. Can someone make one, please? Pigsonthewing (kontak) 11:26, 1 Maart 2012 (UTC)

See QRpedia. Best regards. Anoniem

Request to translate[wysig bron]

Hi, Any one native speaker of afrikans please translate this article in your language. For this i will be very thankfull. Nepaboy (kontak) 16:13, 1 Julie 2012 (UTC)

Please delete Sjabloon:Wikitravel[wysig bron]

Hello! I am an administrator of Wikivoyage and member of a task-force that is helping to remove interwiki links and templates to Wikitravel. I have recommended the speedy deletion of Sjabloon:Wikitravel, mainly because it is currently unused and serves no purpose to Afrikaans Wikipedia viewers. Other reasons are listed on the page. Please delete this template and let me know at w:en:User talk:JamesA if there are any problems. Thank you! :) JamesA (kontak) 12:46, 30 Maart 2013 (UTC)

Uitgevoer Uitgevoer - Best regards, -- JCIV (Besprekings | Bydraes) 01:13, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! JamesA (kontak) 07:43, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Population Matters[wysig bron]


I'm hoping to get some advice on names to use in reference to an article that I would like to develop in Afrikaans. The English version of the article is w:en:Population Matters. Other versions include: w:ar:المسائل_السكانية and w:ru:Движение за оптимальную численность населения

I have a couple of problems with names.

There are advantages in translating the name - studies have shown that a major factor behind increase in population is a low standard of education and am supposing that less well educated people, from any language base, may be less likely to open articles with titles that aren't in their first language.

The first problem is that this English title has multiple meanings but I still hope to present something meaningful. The second problem is that the previous name of the organisation used a term that has charitable meanings in English which may be lost in translation.

I was hoping to say something along the lines of:
"Population Importance" (Eng.Population Matters; "which also translates as: Population Topics"), "and which was formerly known as the Optimum Population Trust (Eng. the Optimum Population Trust, OPT)...

In English people talk of an important thing by stating that "it matters" (google) and they can also refer to various topics as "subject matters" (google). I guess that the main translated title of of the organisation could refer to either definition of "matters".

In the UK people are familiar with the idea of the w:en:Charitable trust. A similar concept of the legal framework is used in many countries w:en:Trust law but I was unsure whether the meanings of translations of "Trust" would carry anything approaching the charitable meaning of the English "trust". I your views on whether this word should be translated or not would be appreciated.

I don't actually represent the organization but share similar interests. Your advice on names would be really appreciated as, in the first case, this is what would come up in listings.

Redirect pages can be set up from a "Population Matters" page in any language to the actual title of the article. thanks Gregkaye (talk) 12:47, 13 July 2014 (UTC) w:en:User_talk:Gregkaye

I'm thinking about using something like:

Bevolking Aangeleenthede (Engels Population Matters — wat kan ook vertaal word as: Bevolking Belangrikheid) voorheen bekend as: Optimale Bevolking Trust (Engels Optimum Population Trust).

However I was wondering whether any of these might be relevant: / Trust van Optimum Population / optimum bevolking trust / vertroue van optimum bevolking / and Bevolking belang (/ bevolking belangrikheid, Bevolking het Belang / bevolking het belang, Bevolking van belang / bevolking van belang is, Bevolking is Belangrike / bevolking is belangrik, / bevolking sake, Bevolking Momentousness / bevolking momentousness, Bevolking Stof / bevolking stof Gregkaye (kontak) 09:47, 14 Julie 2014 (UTC)

Monuments of Spain Challenge[wysig bron]

Excuse me for not talking Afrikaans yet.

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

PS: We would be grateful if you could translate this note into Afrikaans.

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.

WikiScienceCompetition 2017[wysig bron]

Hi! Wiki Science Competition has started, sitenotices have appeared for sure in Spain, Austria, USA, Russian Federation and Ukraine, and Italy will be join very soon with a massive national campaign.

As a member of the academic committee I did my best to reduce the gap between countries both in the composition of the juries and now in the outreach. I did inform many platforms (enwiki, eswiki, frwiki) during the preparation of the event, now I am informing all national institutions, associations and federations of science and technology I can contact, especially those located in countries without national juries (so, also in South Africa) and I am posting notes on LinkedIn groups everyday... and so on. That's why I am here.

We started to prepare banners for many countries but on meta they say it is not wise to use them all, so if you want to use the style and do one here on your wiki for few days, just inform us.

Otherwise, if you have social media and you want to inform your friends and colleagues, the twitter hashtags are #WSC2017, #WikiScience2017, #WikiScience

Thank you in advance and whatever you do(join, inform, ignore) have fun!--Alexmar983 (kontak) 07:55, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Help with a project[wysig bron]

I am initiating ​​a project to record the name of my language in all the languages ​​present in Wikipedia. Starting with those that have already translated the corresponding article. I would need a man and a woman to record what is said in Afrikaans: Asturies . Thanks in advance. - Vsuarezp (kontak) 19:23, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative[wysig bron]

Hi all. Please help us to translate Sustainability Initiative on meta in your language and add your name to the list of supporters to show your commitment to environment protection. Let's spread the word! Kind regards, --Daniele Pugliesi (kontak) 16:47, 28 November 2018 (UTC)