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This is a good place to leave me a note. :-) --TJ 23:48, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

(This is to remind myself to fix the cache description, WIGATI.)--TJ 20:05, 26 September 2009 (UTC)



User Sancho doesn't discuss anything. In English, differences between pages:

Sancho does not discuss anything, but writes the rules that always repeat "forbidden", "you must or else the page you create will be deleted", "do not", "never" and so on. We change it to "it is recommended", "it is better", "page is going to be edited" and so on.

User Sancho doesn't reply neither in its personal discussion page, nor in the the article's talk and ignores all messages.

What shall we do in this case?

Just what you did do: bring the matter to the attention of a sysop (administrator). Edit warring is a serious offense, and may lead to blocks. I will be posting a lecture on Sancho's Talk page. Meanwhile, please follow one simple rule: do not undo anyone's edits but your own, without discussing the matter on the associated Talk page. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 22:01, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Here are more articles Sancho refusing to discuss (so far):

thanks from elcico

Dear TJ thank you for your welcome and for your suggestion. I've changed my mail address, now it should be ok! Thanks again! elcico :)

P.S. Hope this is the right place to reply... just delete after you read! :)

You're quite welcome. Why ever should I delete a nice thank-you note? --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 22:34, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Keyboard shortcuts, special characters

Hi TJ, While tripping through the FAQs in search of anyplace I can help, I have found your useful answer (FAQ-Writer-Formatting Text) about how to insert special characters using macros to create keyboard shortcuts. As an alternative, I thought of adding the Windows shortcuts such as I use in Word at work to create a pounds sterling sign (i.e. Alt+0163), but I can't get those combinations to work in Writer. I'm on my laptop at home and am not sure if the Alt-key alternative just does not work in OpenOffice, or if the phenomenon is due to my using a laptop keyboard without the extra number keypad. In the hopes that no question is a dumb question... I ask... do the Alt-key combinations for special characters work in OOo?

Hi, Lisa, Yes; with my keyboard (with full numeric keypad) they work fine. I use Alt+0151 for em-dash regularly. There may be a num-lock or Fn special key that you need to simulate the numeric keypad; check your laptop's documentation. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 16:34, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Re: Editing templates

Sorry about the inconvenience. I rarely edit templates on Wikis, being mindful that such edits can have far-reaching effects. FYI, I didn't notice any slowdown: This Wiki has far fewer articles and users than the English Wikipedia. — User8192T @ 17:46, 1 September 2011 (UTC)



The category:MainIndex is uncategorized if not put cat into itself or another category or subcategory.

Do you know another solution?

Thanks Adailton 13:04, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

right, then it stay uncategorized. Adailton 13:58, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Broken Redirects

Documentation/FAQ/General/What are the differences between StarOffice (old versions) and deleted, obsolete FAQ - replaced by a newer version of same information? should be a fusion of historical record of keeping the original creator of the page. what is the new version? and Documentation/FAQ/General/QA 0002? Thanks Adailton 13:43, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

Nice catch. Found the replacement page and fixed the redirect accordingly. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 16:48, 15 January 2012 (UTC)



User pages in category:Marketing: User:Blibrestez55/Books/Database, User:Joekidd/ import of only selected pagesn, User:Joekidd/ char spaces, User:Joekidd/ rotated text, User:Joekidd/, User:Joekidd/, User:Joekidd/, User:Joekidd/, User:Joekidd/, User:Joekidd/ paragraphs, User:Joekidd/ Proper paragraphs GlyphProcessor, Internship/Tasks/Proper paragraphs, User:Joekidd/ proper paragraphs, User:Khirano/Solutions, User:RealGrouchy, User:Wyrfel.

It seems inappropriate to have categorized users pages, so I ask whether they should be uncategorizaded or moved to the main domain? (I'm sorry but I do not quite understand the English Language, so I use a translator). Adailton 13:43, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

English: "de-categorized" (= "have the category reference removed") is not a valid English word, either, but it is readily understandable.
Appropriateness: Since the users themselves added their pages to the category, I'm in favor of leaving them there. If somebody associated with marketing complains, we can make changes then. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 02:24, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Candidates for speedy deletion


Please, see Category:Candidates for speedy deletion.

Thanks Adailton 11:20, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Removed most of the pure spam. Remaining candidates are mostly technical, and can be removed more slowly.
Thanks for the good work. If you are an Apache committer (or at least have an iCLA on file), I will enable you as a sysop ("Administrator group"). That would let you delete directly, and block spammers as well (very carefully!). --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 14:32, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion


I made a change in {{delete}} in order to include a justification for the deletion. Please see if it was good.

I saw that there are 11,420 files uncategorized. Are there any major category for files? I just found Category:Icons.

Thanks Adailton 14:38, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Delete: Looks good to me, if it works for you.
File Categories: AFAIK, the files should be categorized according to the pages that link to them (plus descriptive categories, like "Icon"). This could be a non-trivial task; if a file is linked from pages in different categories, it may be desirable to climb the category tree to find the intersection, and categorize the file there.
Your help is much appreciated. I know much of templates, but only a little about categories. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 15:52, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
I think the categorization according to the pages that use is practical, but we can also categorize your files by grouping them by theme (icons, applications, screens, menu items, examples, etc.), without excluding one another. There are also PDF documents, which could be a category, but I will not create them if you think it should be done well. Adailton 21:07, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
pls, see:
and related images. Tks Adailton 22:21, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Gone! --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 03:32, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Please, see User:PressRTbox. Adailton 22:04, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
Persistent pest, now blocked. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 23:26, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Please, see User:Ulissi (and botton of user page) and history.

Left him a warning that the link farm may get deleted. My snap diagnosis is "enthusiastic amateur", rather than deliberate spammer, so I'm starting out gently.
Removed all external and red links. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 16:55, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

I am looking at Special:LinkSearch. There are many abuses to be checked. tks Adailton 11:08, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

Nice find of that page! The good news here is that almost all of those links seem legitimate. I only found one (the very last of the first 100) that was typical user-page spam (from 2009!), and deleted it. I'll run through the rest of the list, slowly.
Many thanks for all your help. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 13:59, 14 June 2012 (UTC)

New volunteer

Hello. I recently started to built some pages for brazilian community start to work and I'd like to contribute in the wiki maintenance also. I've created Category:Outdated to mark all old content pages that need to be revised. I have a lot of suggestions to offer in order to make this wiki more affordable, but I am affraid to make changes without people's agreement. I do not wish to upset anyone so, please, if there is a wiki coordinator/administrator (or something like that), let me know. I don't wish to work against but with you. =)
. Thanks. signed by sysop 2012-05-17T09:12:32 PauloLima

Hi, Paolo!
I'm replying here, just to keep the whole conversation in one place. You can put a Watch on my Talk page if you like, or I'll put a note on yours. I see that you have met Adailton, who is a big help around here, chasing spammers. Whatever help you care to give is very welcome.
Hi TJ. This place is fine.
Like most everything at Apache, there is no "official" hierarchy on this wiki. The only sense in which I'm "it" is that I'm doing the work. I do have both sysop and bureaucrat privileges, and I will promote any committer to sysop who asks. My personal expertise runs to "expert user": knowledgeable on wiki markup, templates, etc. If you have plans to improve the user experience, go for it; I'll be glad to help you do it the easy way, if you like.
Ok. I've been working with Mediawiki software intensively for the last 2 years. I've created/developed many of the pages in LibO PT_BR wiki, and I was responsible to develop the document translation workflow to PT-BR. That was a great learning. Now I wish to contribute here. These days, I am running a document management project for the company I work,using Mediawiki software, for for the last year, using its semantic features. And this was a great learning for me too. So, I proposed to use my experience in this area to help building an intelligent ontology that could ease the access tothe information in the wiki. But... In order to do that, it would be necessary to upgrade Mediawiki at least to 1.7.4 (1.9 would be better) and install some semantic extensions (maybe creating some new user's groups, if necessary). Can you help me on that? This should not impact the actual wiki's access/availbility, but can make available features for me to work on some sort of "snapshot". =)
Which reminds me: are you deliberately using the "preformatted text" option (starting your line with a space character), to create indentation? A colon (:) works better, because it wraps better. Use more colons for more levels of indentation (think, "tabs"). By convention, if you reply here, you would start your lines with two colons, I would reply with three, ...
Yes. I'm using that. It's a matter of preferences. For me it looks better, but I have no objections in using identation =)
I look forward to your contributions. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 20:06, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
I've created a category PT-BR for brazilian community begin to work. It was necessary, but, as Adailton pointed, maybe we could join PT-BR and PT sections, if it works better. I'm helping Kevin on UX team and looking for pages that must be updated/deleted. There are many outdated information here and it's necessary to classify them (that's why I've created a Category:Outdated). In the next days I will navigate through the wiki to find and categorize those pages. After that, we will have a picture of what/where/who/when we need to do. If you and Adailton agree with that, of course. What do you think?
PauloLima 22:17, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Preformatted text looks great — if you pre-format it!
Otherwise, it has a nasty tendency to run right over the right-hand border, and just keep going. I find that both ugly and a nuisance, having to adjust the horizontal slider, and I had to do that a lot on your talk page. This may be browser- and skin-dependent. But, to more important matters.
Well, I have placed line breakers "<br />" in my replies, because I am aware of this issue. I don't know why you had this problem in you browser, maybe your screen resolution is too low. For me, my replies are been displayed with short lines and no horizontal slider both in Internet Explorer (Windows 98 in a virtual machine), Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (Ubuntu 11.10). But it doesn't matter, I can use identation. No problem.
For upgrading MW and installing new extensions, you need a site-maintenance person, and that's not me. The only one I know of with the project is Raphael Bircher; otherwise, we depend on Infra. The problem is that none of those folks have any real expertise with MW or php, and neither do I. If you have command-line expertise, by all means volunteer on the Infra ML, and ask for access. Otherwise, I suppose we can try writing JIRA tickets. I am certainly in favor of an upgrade; there are problems with the <math> syntax that probably can only be fixed that way, and some other adjustments that should be made.
Yes, I know how to upgrade and install extensions to Mediawiki. But, I would had to get ssh access to the server and RWX rights to Mediawiki directory. A database backup would be necessary (and I should have access to it in this case, also). If you have admin rights to the wiki, so you can perform admin tasks for me, when it's necessary.
Yes, you know what you need, and you can get the access by asking on the Infra ML ( Send from your Apache address, with a subject like, "Request root access to ooo-Mwiki VM". I think they will be glad to hear from you, when you spell out your expertise as you have done here. I haven't asked for such access, because I don't have (yet) the knowledge to use it. I will add a new section on this page for a data dump of what I've learned about the physical setup.
For your other plans, I suggest you pick out some segment for a pilot program, and work the bugs out; there are thousands of pages needing attention. But don't let this tired old man dampen your enthusiasm! --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 01:35, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Well TJ, I am not exactly a kid anymore for a long, long time. At least in my body. In my soul I feel like a kid yet =)
Some of us on the high side of 70 have merely lived a long time; others of us are old. I must regretfully admit to which one I am.
I am planning to use PT-BR section for my tests. This will not affect any feature of actual wiki. Pages/Templates/Forms/Properties can be created transparently and released to production when ready. The only impact will be in the categories structure. I shall have to do some modifications, but I won't do that without notice. Before that, I will show you a new ontology (categories/properties structure), put it into discussion, so we can find the best way to improve the wiki, right?
Sounds great to me. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 13:47, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
P.s.: Do I assume correctly that you mean MW versions 1.17.x and 1.19.x ?
Yes, that's it. Thank you very much for your help.

The Physical Wiki

This wiki is housed on a VM, running a LAMP stack. "L" = some version of Ubuntu. In addition to the MW software, we run the Apache Traffic Server (ATS) as a front end. (Some adjustment is needed here: as of this writing, ATS sometimes serves up stale pages.)

Exact information on extensions and versions should be available on the Version page. Known problems include:

  • The locally written IDL extension is not the latest version; this was an error during the move to Apache. The latest version needs to be found and installed, so that the <idlml> tags work.
  • MW was undergoing a change to the Math support, during MW v17. Math is showing errors on our installation (see example on my user page), which have probably been fixed in a later MW release.
  • Many thanks to Imacat, who installed the Textvc code, and fixed the math problem. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 19:47, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

--TJ (Talk | Contribs) 13:47, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Wanted Categories


There is a Wanted Categories, Category:RU/Авторы/А. Е. Харламенков, that has been recently deleted. What do we do?

Thanks Adailton 15:16, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Nothing. The category was marked for speedy delete, by the Russian fellow who created it. I deleted it. Why it's showing up on that special page is a mystery. I'll poke around some. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 15:55, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
That I understood. It is listed on the special page to have a page, RU/kb/common/programming, the same author category. I think I must remove the category of the page, but it is a hidden category within a Template. Adailton 16:07, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
I must confess that I couldn't trace through the signature-related templates to find the Category call. So I commented out the signature (which is against policy anyway; sign with wiki signatures, if at all). Special page now empty. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 16:35, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok, unusual solution but problem solved. Adailton 22:16, 18 September 2012 (UTC)



Please, see SimpleNonprofitAccountingTemplate

Thanks Adailton 13:03, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

ROFL! Just adding that to the doc list when I got your message. I'll categorize it properly, too. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 13:08, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Question on adding Justification to marking a page for Speedy Delete

Hi TJ;

I wanted to mark a page for speedy delete and noticed in the in the preview that there was a section for adding a justification when you use the delete template. Was wondering what the proper syntax was for adding that. Appreciate your time and help.

Regards Keith

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