User talk:RobLa

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Links[edit source]

Re: Links not working as you were expecting; I wasn't sure whether we were wedded to the "Electowiki" name. "Project" is a hard-coded default that will always go the "project" page/namespace. Therefore if we added a page at Electowiki:FAQ, then changed the namespace to "Electoarama:", Project:FAQ would automatically change to Electorama:FAQ. That's why I added the links like that. -- (unsigned 12:07, 24 January 2005

Blanked spam pages[edit source]

Nothing shows up in Recent Changes, but I see that there are two slightly active sysops, you and Homunq. As you might know, I have WMF sysop experience, and I have the bit on some other wikis. I could do some cleanup, like those blanked spam pages, besides if I'm here for that, I might also contribute to some voting systems articles, I have a bit of knowledge and experience there.

I could also create a delete template, for some other admin to use, but ... I thought I'd ask for the sysop bit.

Captcha should be implemented, I'd say, the regular captcha, if possible. I'm sure you know a hundred times as much as I on this. I think that people with regular election methods interest could be encouraged to use this wiki.... --Abd 20:14, 15 October 2012 (PDT)

User account migration[edit source]

Would it be a good idea for you to message everyone on the old wiki through the email system and encourage them to create accounts on this one under the same username? So they take over their existing user pages, as in (talk) 03:42, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Electowidget[edit source]

Is Electowidget still a part of this wiki? Kristomun (talk) 11:46, 5 February 2020 (UTC)

Electowiki in other languages[edit source]

User:RobLa, what are the options for translating various articles into other languages, so that more readers can access them? I'm somewhat familiar with Spanish, and would be interested in translating several articles if the interface is simple enough. BetterVotingAdvocacy (talk) 04:57, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

The typical way to do this on a wiki of this size is to append the ISO language code (see for an example). However, I don't think that the content and structure of this wiki is yet mature enough to do a competent job with translation. I could be wrong though. Have you made any edits to the articles on Spanish Wikipedia yet? I would feel more comfortable branching out into Spanish if we had the help of a seasoned editor from Spanish Wikipedia (and you could become that editor, even if you aren't a seasoned editor yet). -- RobLa (talk) 05:08, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
I can start building experience in doing work on Condorcet articles on Spanish Wikipedia and then report back after some time, sure. Also, I've uploaded several images here that have English text, and can easily change them to other languages if desired, but what would you suggest as the best way to link the various images together? Can an image have different language-versions, or should the modified image be uploaded under a separate title? BetterVotingAdvocacy (talk) 05:21, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
Wikimedia Commons policy is to use SVG whenever possible for images so the text can be easily translated. See [1] for instance. — Psephomancy (talk) 03:44, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Psephomancy! Yup, this is the correct answer. -- RobLa (talk) 04:07, 1 April 2020 (UTC)