User talk:Tbayer

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--MZMcBride 04:48, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

P.S. Can you create a user page (User:Tbayer) that explains a bit about yourself?

Getting updated translations

Do you think it would be possible to get Translatewiki.net to update pages such as this? I'm not sure how narrow its scope is... might be worth a shot. There's also a translation system defined at Meta-Wiki that was previously used to update these pages every once in a while. I think Alex and Casey have both been busy, though, so it's been left unloved. Maybe it makes sense to add more people to this site so that it isn't left to rot. Hmmm. --MZMcBride 21:59, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Good question. I had linked to the pages on Meta as suggested by Casey here, and pinged him to hear his thoughts first. He has coordinated successful translation efforts on Meta as recently as last month ([1]). Btw, Geraki has already updated the Greek version, just 70 minutes after the "update needed" notification [2]. Regards, Tbayer 08:16, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Blog on the main page

The production cluster cannot access external hosts without a special configuration that I'm guessing isn't enabled. Since blog.wikimedia.org is now on an external host (wordpress), we probably need to set that up. Legoktm (talk) 14:43, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation! I'll try to follow up on #wikimedia-operations. Regards, Tbayer (talk) 14:48, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Social media file usage permission

Hi, Tilman. As a one of a WLE team members I saw your response to NickK's email in which you said that a special permission is needed for files to be used in social media posts besides just a CC license. I have never heard of a thing like that so it interested me. What exactly not covered by a CC license (in the case mostly or only CC-BY-SA 3.0 but good to hear about any CC license) the permission should be for? And what's about all that social media pages of Wikipedia, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Earth and many more Wikimedia projects, chapters, submovemens, ideas and so on. Even if some of them really do obtain such a permission I doubt it's more that just several — so do we have such a massive violation of some rule? Then it's a serious issue to be dealt with. Thank you in advance for your answer. --Base (talk) 12:38, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Base, see the legal team's explanation here (the talk page there might be a better venue for such questions than my user talk page here, also because it allows more people to participate), and also this recent thread on the Commons village pump.
You are certainly right that more could be done to raise awareness about this problem, but quite a few Wikimedians know about it already and try to mitigate it - e.g. the organizers of this contest told me they explicitly request permission from contestant to upload their submissions to FB so that they can be included in those albums.
Regards, Tbayer (talk) 00:53, 12 December 2014 (UTC)