User talk:Mihai

Latest comment: 14 years ago by Siebrand in topic Possible dispute
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If I may make a suggestion...

Hi. First of all: thank you for any contribution you make. Please feel free to work *any way you like* at all times. Still, I feel free to make suggestions :). In my opinion, for your work to have the highest impact, it is a good idea to translate 'most often used messages' first, and messages that are likely to be used less often later. So this is my suggestion: first translate all MediaWik core messages, then translate all extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation, then continue translating the remaining extension messages, and keeping the previously translated messages up to date, possibly performing consistency checks.

Some more information can be found on Translating:How_to_start#Recommended_process_for_translating_MediaWiki. Cheers! Siebrand 17:03, 5 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hoi, we are building the LocalisationUpdate extension for MediaWiki. It aims to provide you with a method to add localisation from the Wikimedia FOundation's subversion when the messages in English are the same in Subversion and on your local MediaWiki wiki. This might make a difference for your Wiki.. Would you be interested in testing this?? At this time you need to be on release 1.15 for this to work. Thanks, GerardM 06:49, 26 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Stop it!

This isn't children's playground. I do not know what this is about, but I don't want to see fighting. – Nike 15:30, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Me neither. But the child has as I see. --mihai 15:35, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible dispute

Hi. The below was written to me earlier, and you can also find my response below. Cheers! Siebrand 15:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm writing you about User:Mihai. First of all, when he translates, he doesn't use the courtesy pronoun (which in English doesn't exist, but exists in French, Italian, Spanish, etc.). At Romanian Projects every message that is modified from the default one is using the courtesy pronoun. When his translations will appear on the Romanian Projects, there will be a real mess. I've wrote him about this, but he doesn't want to understand because he's not contributing at Ro.Wiki and he won't have to stay and corect these messages.

Secondly, I've also encountered some mistranslations such as invalid from English to invalid in Romanian (invalid in Romanian means cripple, disabled). I've also wrote him about this ([1]) but he deleted my message and as a summary, he wrote: "Ya kiddo, go and play with toy cars!": [2].

Please explain him the part with the courtesy pronoun, because he's "Too important!" to listen to what I'm telling him.

Thank you. Firilacroco 15:18, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I suggest that you work out some proper way to both work on Romanian together. If you continue with the exclamation marks and/or possible insults, please be advised that you will *both* be forced to leave this project. If any mediation needs to take place, please provide a *commonly created* insight in the dispute, and find someone you would both accept to help you resolve the issue(s). Siebrand 15:42, 1 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]