User talk:Mhernandez

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Abigor 19:13, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi

Hi,

Welcome to Wikimedia, and I see you do some great work and I know you're in a hurry to get the fundraiser parts online but it seems you didn't work with MediaWiki before :)

Did you know that you don't need to place a _ for a space, mediawiki will understand the space and it makes sure you don't have to type extra ;)

A other quicky, when you make a external link you only need to use one [ ] instead of the [[ ]] for a internal link :)

When you need some help with wiki mark-up code, don't hesitate to ask :)

All the best and good to see you here on Wikimedia :) Abigor 19:13, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Abigor,

Thanks for the tips! Sorry about the mistakes I made earlier and thank you for correcting them. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions for you as I learn my way around here. Nice to hear from you :)

Megan

Show preview

Hi! Below the edit window there's a "Show preview" button (right next to the "Save page" button). Please try to utilize previewing. Lots of minor edits clutter RecentChanges, page histories, etc. (And all of the work you're currently doing is really the work of a few #ifexist's....) Thanks! --MZMcBride 17:55, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Megan Is Weird

So weird. Sma 17:47, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Typos

Hi, I just saw you corrected some typos -- many thanks ! If you have a few minutes to look at the page Holding/JA1/en/CH, I'd be very grateful -- apart from typos, the style is probably is bit clumsy, so if you see anything bad, don't hesitate. If you don't have time, no problem ! Schutz 08:57, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

w:User:Andrewa/creed

Hi. I stumbled upon w:User:Andrewa/creed today. I found it more compelling and interesting than any of the reader appeals. Perhaps something to consider. :-) --MZMcBride 19:04, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletions

Hi. I'm working on cleaning up this wiki a bit. I've proposed the following pages for deletion. I'm notifying you as you're listed in the page history. Without objection, the pages listed below will be deleted in about a month. Thanks for all of your work here. --MZMcBride (talk) 05:05, 21 March 2013 (UTC)



Hi. Category:Proposed deletions is quickly growing. Many of these pages are old fundraising pages that I believe are no longer needed. I'm notifying individual editors on their talk pages (similar to what you see directly above) and waiting 90 days (previously 30). I also pinged the fundraising mailing list. Let me know if any of these pages need to stick around. If so, we'll need to find a category for them and possibly figure out ways to rewrite them to not use raw HTML. So... hopefully most can be cleaned out. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 03:36, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

MZ, Thank you for the heads up! I'll give those pages a close look. Is there a way we can archive them somewhere rather than deleting them entirely? It looks like they're mostly old pages, but it's helpful to have a record of past landing pages when we go back to review old tests. Thanks for the info, Mhernandez (talk) 16:40, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
We certainly can't archive all of them, but I'm hoping we can mark a few as {{historical}}. Plus Meta-Wiki houses a number of these pages still.
We currently find ourselves nearly drowning in literally thousands of pages at this point, most of them uncategorized and apparently abandoned. A lot of them seem to be from one-off tests conducted on particular days for particular fundraising drills. This list paints a small picture of what's been left behind here. Sampling just one of those pages (e.g., L11 1021 StaffPool/en/SG), we can see it has a single revision by a departed staff member, no real incoming links, and the page content itself consists of templates. That is, the substantive page content is actually at Template:2011FR/appeal-staff-1014-bullets/en (which is then mostly duplicated at Template:2011FR/appeal-staff-1021-EN1winner/en). I believe it's safe to delete the vast majority of these old pages.
Broadly, as I mentioned to Philippe a few weeks ago, there are also lingering issues about where all of these old donation forms point, the state of the old code that was used to put these forms together, and the accuracy/currency of the information being provided.
That said, nobody wants to delete anything that's actively being used or that has historical value. Such pages should be tagged/categorized. One of the goals of notifying individual editors and giving a lengthy waiting period prior to deletion is to hopefully ensure that any valuable content will not be lost. And I'd personally encourage anyone interested in retaining some of this content to generate offline copies (PDFs) of it, as necessary and appropriate.
As a living wiki, I don't believe we can afford to continue accumulating fundraising pages (we already have seven years' worth, not including 2012 and 2013) without cleaning out what we've already amassed. --MZMcBride (talk) 18:24, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
I'll look over that list. But in the meantime, will you hold off on deleting those pages? It looks like you were not planning on deleting them for a couple months, but I just want to double check. Thank you, Mhernandez (talk) 23:15, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
Sure, there's no rush. The pages won't move from Category:Proposed deletions to Category:Deletion requests for another sixty days or so and there are very few people who would delete anything here. I may continue tagging pages, but I first need to write a script to make notifying users easier. --MZMcBride (talk) 01:31, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Regarding this edit, generally you shouldn't use rollback on non-vandalistic edits. I finally figured out where Cancel or change recurring payments/en is being linked to (example). We should get that page categorized and perhaps annotate the talk page. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:39, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about that, I know your edit wasn't vandalism. I was just trying to get that page back up live again since we link to it on our current fundraising pages. I'm not sure exactly how all our pages are categorized, but I'll take a look. Thanks for understanding my quick edit. Mhernandez (talk) 21:08, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Tax deductibility in the Netherlands

Hello! Can you confirm this? Thank you. PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:30, 8 July 2013 (UTC)