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Hello Koavf and welcome to the Outreach Wiki!

Our mission is to recruit and support new Wikimedians and to build strong relationships with cultural and educational institutions. Want to help? Here are ways that you can get involved:

The Village pump is a great place to ask questions. Also, you can leave a note on my talk page if I can help. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like Outreach Wiki and decide to stay!

Warmly, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 21:37, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dear Koavf,

I'm sad that in 7 years no one has welcomed you to this wiki or posted a kind word on your talk page. Happily and humbly, I am proud to be the first. :) It's a privilege to acknowledge your 1.5+ million contributions to free knowledge. And it's a privilege to work with you here on Outreach wiki. Thank you, Koavf, for everything you do for the movement, for this project, and for our Outreach community.
Very sincerely yours, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 21:42, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing this article[edit]

Dear Koavf,

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this article on your English Wikipedia user page.

"You Don't Know It, But You're Working for Facebook. For Free." --The Washington Post

It was a really good read, and I might have missed it otherwise.

Take care, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 21:52, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

@AKoval (WMF): Thanks for your kind words and all that you do for the w:Wikimedia movement. Please let me know how I can help you. Koavf (talk) 23:59, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello Wikimother[edit]

@Koavf: Can you help to show me how to create notification pop-ups. I want to start a something like (The Wikipedia Adventure) on All4One Wikia for our new comers/users. Thanks!

Ras Benjih/RasTalk 07:50, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

@Ras Benjih: I am simply too busy at the moment to commit myself to your project. I wish you the best though and appreciate you reaching out to me. Koavf (talk) 23:55, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

I have some anxiety not knowing the affect of my article deletion. No comments made.--Fujifil (talk) 01:35, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Marking for translation[edit]

Hi, I looked everywhere, IRC included, but no one seems to know the answer. I would like to mark Education/Ideal workshop/pl for translation, but apparently the system automagically interprets all pages marked for translation as English, regardless of the actual language they are written in. Do you know if there is a chance to mark the language the page is in? Partial translation is already available at Education/Ideal workshop, but it would be easier to mark the Polish language page as the main blueprint, and copy the English paragraphs one by one. That way I would also have a reminder what parts of the translation are still missing. Halibutt (talk) 08:13, 7 September 2016 (UTC)

@Halibutt: I think the problem is that you are trying to translate from a subpage up higher in the hierarchy. Have you checked mw:Extension:Translate? It also has help pages and an IRC chat. If that's not helpful, please let me know and I will do some more digging myself. Koavf (talk) 15:04, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I tried the documentation (though it's really lengthy and I might have missed the solution there), I asked at IRC channels of mediawiki and at #mediawiki-i18n, to no avail. Also, moving the page one notch up the hierarchy doesn't do the trick either: Education/Warsztat idealny. Any help would be appreciated. Unless of course the developers did not think of such situation, which is also entirely possible... Halibutt (talk) 23:31, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
Hmmm, it seems there is no way to solve this. Filed it as a bug (T145039). For now I'd have to simply translate the document by hand and treat the English version as if it was an original. Halibutt (talk) 23:49, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
@Halibutt: Frustrating. Let me know if anything interesting happens on that bug. Koavf (talk) 01:02, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
It seems the matter is somehow easy to fix, but we'd need additional code enabled for that, and there's no ETA as far as I can tell. Anyway, the fix consists of a way to select the default page language on a page by page basis. I'll keep you updated. Halibutt (talk) 08:58, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
It works! Halibutt (talk) 22:00, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
@Halibutt: Nice. Koavf (talk) 22:14, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

please help[edit]

Hi! Please help for this NehalDaveND (talk) 12:48, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Admin Rights[edit]

On March 28, I applied to become admin and have not come objections. You could assign me the flag. Thansk and regards. --Samuele2002 (talk) 15:33, 9 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi, we apologize for you bother again, I also request the translation administrator permission in the RfP page, I think my English confused a bit and not dresses. Regards. —Alvaro Molina ( - ) 05:52, 17 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi Koavf, Would like to keep the Sysop rights with me, will utilize the sysop facilites soon on Outreach, whenever there is a necessity. Thanks. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 21:43, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

@Dineshkumar Ponnusamy: Okay. Please post to your talk as well--I will review them in a month. Thanks. Koavf (talk) 21:49, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Sysop rights[edit]

Hi Koavf, Thank you for letting me know! I would love to maintain this rights and hope to keep my contributions active. Thank you.--Awinda (talk) 15:22, 13 August 2017 (MST)

@Awinda: Sure. Please post to your talk page with {{Ping}} so I can see this request in one month when I am doing the actual changes. Koavf (talk) 22:23, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
+1, and "ping" already done. --Wikinade (talk) 09:28, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Sysop rights[edit]

Honestly saying I even didn't know I have sysop here ;-) I never requested it, nor I used it. For sure, I don't need it. Polimerek (talk) 09:42, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

@Polimerek: Thanks. Koavf (talk) 16:12, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Where can I help?[edit]

Hello. Sorry to bother while you are busy doing heavy maintenance work. I have been keeping track of recent changes to see where I might be able to help this project, and nothing really came up. I have time to and interest in contributing to the maintenance of this project, so do you happen to know where I might be helpful? Thanks. --Joalpe (talk) 00:14, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

@Joalpe: That's not a bother. You can always check Special:SpecialPages and go from the maintenance reports if you'd like. Koavf (talk) 01:16, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi. I have just done some cleaning of a messy sequence of nonsensical edits an editor did, but I was unable to delete Topic on User talk:Doop family music. Could you please help out? Thanks! --Joalpe (talk) 01:54, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Joalpe: I undeleted the page and then deleted the individual topic and then deleted the user page again. Koavf (talk) 02:04, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
The topic is still in blue (and it is still readable) --will it remain like this? --Joalpe (talk) 03:38, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
@Joalpe: Yes, unless an Oversighter uses the Suppression right. There are none local to this wiki, so you'd have to request suppression on Meta. Koavf (talk) 04:56, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Admin rights[edit]

Hi Koavf. Just writing to let you know I have posted a request for permanent admin rights on this project. You granted me these rights temporarily a couple of months ago. At that time, you mentioned I should get in touch with you if I wanted to make such request. Thanks, --Joalpe (talk) 02:10, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Request for Sysop[edit]

Dear :@Koavf: Can i get Sysop right in ? Thanks Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 17:06, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

@Mohammed Galib Hasan: Wikimedia:Requests for permissions. Koavf (talk) 17:34, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Dear :@Koavf: request done here . Thanks Mohammed Galib Hasan (talk) 12:21, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg how do I become a 'confirmed' translator/admin, doing zh <-> en for wiki? I was born in Shanghai and now reside in Princeton U.S.A. any advice would be appreciated! Allthingsgo (talk) 16:16, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@Allthingsgo: Thanks for the berries! Giving out user rights on this wiki is generally relaxed. Please post to Wikimedia:Requests_for_permissions. Koavf (talk) 16:57, 4 September 2018 (UTC)