[Translators-l] Translation request: CentralNotice with last call for FDC nominations

Eleri James elerijms at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Aug 13 20:03:55 UTC 2012

Personally, I am most interested in being notified of central notices that are going to appear on all wikis in my language. I would find it useful if the fact of there being a central notice (or fundraising material) to be translated is highlighted in the notification system, either by e-mail or on a talk page. Then I can choose to skip most of the other material for translation.

Also, I expect that once this system has settled down, we will get more than a few hours' notice of central notices to be published.  It was pure luck that I happened to read the e-mail below today and had the opportunity to translate and arrange for a proofreader.  2-4 weeks notice is more realistic in the long term.

I appreciate the inclusion of a link to the translation page in the central notice - this saves a lot of aggravation.

Eleri James

 From: Tilman Bayer <tbayer at wikimedia.org>
To: Wikimedia Translators <translators-l at lists.wikimedia.org> 
Sent: Monday, 13 August 2012, 4:18
Subject: [Translators-l] Translation request: CentralNotice with last call for FDC nominations
Hi all,

the CentralNotice with the "last call" reminder for those Wikimedians
who are considering to volunteer on the new Funds Dissemination
Committee is going live shortly, and although it will include a link
to the translation page (and only be displayed to logged-in users),
and the linked nominations page is unfortunately English-only, it
would be great to have at least some of the larger languages available
from the start:


Note: I considered sending this out to via an all-languages
translation notification too, but was hesitant to do so because it is
a really short text and a short term matter (nominations close August
15, so many translators might find this notification on their talk
page only after it has become obsolete), and I think we need to be a
bit careful with the new system so as not to have people feel spammed
and sign off. I'd be interested in opinions though whether any and all
translations should be sent through the notification system.

Tilman Bayer
Senior Operations Analyst (Movement Communications)
Wikimedia Foundation
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