User talk:RolandUnger

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Please contact me on my German talk page. --RolandUnger (talk) 07:34, 27 April 2013 (UTC)


Hello Roland!

I see you have been with Wikivoyage a long time, doing most of your work on the German Language version. But we have not welcomed you in English. Just for the record, Welcome to the English version of Wikivoyage. Please take a sec to look at our copyleft and policies and guidelines, but feel free to plunge forward and edit some pages. Scanning the Manual of style, especially the article templates, can give you a good idea of how we like articles formatted. If you need help, check out Project:Help, and if you need some info not on there, post a message in the travellers' pub. -- (WT-en) Huttite 21:13, 17 Dec 2005 (EST)

Thanks for your greetings. --RolandUnger (talk) 09:59, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Earth[edit]

Hi,

I noticed you added links to Earth to the continent articles. However, Earth is just a joke article, so I've reverted that. Perhaps we want to work on making a true top level article in the near future? --Inas (talk) 06:58, 10 September 2012 (CEST)

A true top level article would be fine and useful. Making joke articles on earth and sol is a little bit strange. --Unger (talk) 16:25, 18 September 2012 (CEST)

Extensions needed[edit]

Hi Unger. Hope you don't mind, but I striked the NewUserMessage extension above as we have not got consensus to have that installed at this point. But please go ahead and install Replace Text if you can. Thanks! JamesA >talk 03:54, 2 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Installed. I hope it's working. --Unger (talk) 16:04, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
    • It works great, Unger, but the PHP setting "max_input_vars" is set such that I can't change more than about 500 articles with one command. If that could be upped significantly (about a factor of 10, ideally), that would be a big help; this change can be temporary if necessary. LtPowers (talk) 20:24, 14 October 2012 (CEST)
      • I will look for it. By the way, we did similar changes with a bot, please ask Hansm for this. --Unger (talk) 21:00, 14 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Extension:ConfirmEdit Need to install this extension as well in order to prevent the increasing number of spam-bots from creating the articles. --Saqib (talk) 11:30, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
I believe we previously agreed only to use CAPTCHA for new account creations, and not for anonymous contributions. I'm not sure where that discussion took place though.--Globe-trotter (talk) 12:13, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Installed. --Unger (talk) 15:27, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Extension:PdfHandler. This extension will allow readers to download the copy of article as PDF file. Very useful. --Saqib (talk) 15:24, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
    • Installed. But the aim of this extension is to show uploaded pdf files in a multipage preview layout. Maybe you think about Extension:Collection. --Unger (talk) 16:04, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
Ops. Yes you're right. Sorry for the mistake. You've installed wrong extension. --Saqib (talk) 16:07, 13 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Installed for test. --Unger (talk) 18:12, 15 October 2012 (CEST)
Its working. Thanks. --Saqib (talk) 18:27, 15 October 2012 (CEST)
  • Extension:TitleKey
    • Should be done at the migration to WMF because it needs database changes. --Unger (talk) 09:10, 16 October 2012 (CEST)

Images on www.wikivoyage-old.org/it[edit]

Are you able to fix www.wikivoyage-old.org/it so that it uses images from www.wikivoyage-old.org/shared instead of www.wikivoyage.org/shared? --Stefan2 (talk) 18:05, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

I changed it, an I hope that I did not made any mistakes. --Unger (talk) 18:34, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

User:RomaineBot[edit]

Hi Roland. Hope you're well. Could you please give User:RomaineBot the bot flag? It is about to do a large task that will clog the Recent Changes with about 250 edits, so it'd be better if users could still patrol it with the bot edits hidden. Thanks, JamesA >talk 09:56, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. --RolandUnger (talk) 10:04, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Danke! JamesA >talk 10:06, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! Romaine (talk) 10:10, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
PS: Today I accidental came on the page Wikivoyage:Script policy which is outdated and in conflict with how my bot (AutoWikiBrowser (AWB)) works. For that purpose I wrote here: Wikivoyage:Travellers'_pub#Script_policy. I trust both your opinion and will use my bot as requested. If there is any problem, please write on my talk page. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 16:18, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Bot for interwiki language links[edit]

Hey Roland. I know wikidata is working on an more automated way to add language interwiki links. Should be easier in the long run. Travel Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:58, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

It's correct but wikidata is still under development. --RolandUnger (talk) 08:00, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
Now, we are discussing at the Lounge #Wikidata, where I put useful links. If you are interested you can participate there. Raoli (talk) 21:40, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

UserMerge[edit]

Done. If you want to access your old user page for any reason, it is here [1]. --Peter Talk 14:10, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your help. --RolandUnger (talk) 15:38, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear RolandUnger,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Upload files, Upload Wizard?[edit]

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Hello! Sorry for writing in English. As you're an administrator here, please check the message I left on MediaWiki talk:Licenses and the village pump. Thanks, Nemo 19:22, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

hi Roland[edit]

i,m old user in fa.wiki and fa.wikivoyage - now is edit iranian city,County and Province ,and create new page , now i have problem , my account here is user , plz change my group user to autopatrolled, patroller thanks Florence (talk) 20:53, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Because I am a founder of Wikivoyage I have the admin right. But I use it only after consulting the English community to support the community. Independent of your work at fa.wiki and fa.wikivoyage you should demonstrate also on en.wikivoyage that you can contribute constructively. After some time you will get these rights also by the English community directly. The rights requested by you are not necessary to create new articles. This can be done by everyone. These rights are helpful only for human patrollers who will review the newly created article(s) and mark the page as patrolled.
I hope that we can have a tight collaboration with the German community in future, too, to improve the articles on Iranian sites. --RolandUnger (talk) 14:34, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
thanks Roland , if not have problem plz see my disscution , thanks Florence (talk) 15:34, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
hi dear @RolandUnger:
fa.wikivoyage not have DB (Could not find a wiki with a domain or database name like "fa.wikivoyage".)and (Can't connect to MySQL server on 'fawikivoyage.labsdb' (-2) ) in tools.wmflabs? plz check this link and help , we not can check Statistics , thanks , Florence (talk) 02:55, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Center alignment[edit]

Hi, Roland. I'm just wondering why you're editing user pages like User:PrinceGloria/Södermalm.

All the best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:22, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

To give support to these users because of broken map links. --RolandUnger (talk) 05:31, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
User:Matroc explained this on my user talk page. Thanks for doing this. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:47, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Question regarding the Traffic Line Network layer in the Dynamic Maps[edit]

Hi Roland. I saw that you worked before on the development of Kartographer.js. Can you by any chance refer me to a detailed list of all the items in the Traffic Line Network map layer (that is available in the dynamic maps)?

(It should probably look something like this: Black Lines - routes of interurban bus lines, Red Lines - routes of urban bus lines, Pink Lines - routes of the light rail, etc.)

ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 18:20, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

@ויקיג'אנקי: I'm sorry to not have better news. All the additional maps like that of Traffic Line Network are external maps which are put as layers above our owns. The current styles for the traffic line maps were given by the team of openptmap.org and, therefore, we cannot change them. --RolandUnger (talk) 04:21, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
I don't want to change any of them... all I want, is to see a full list, a sort of "legend", that shows exactly what color is what means of transportation (as of now for example, one has to guess that the Black lines mean routes of interurban bus lines (that's correct, right?). Does such a list exist or would I have to guess by myself what means of transportation each type of line in the Traffic Line Network layer means? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 20:29, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
I think the only way to add such a feature is to modify MediaWiki:Kartographer.js but I am not sure if adding a legend is really possible. --RolandUnger (talk) 05:17, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

"API Key Required"[edit]

Any dynamic maps with the Relief Map layer have the caption "API Key Required" on them since yesterday. (see example below - please change the map layer to the Relief Map layer in order to see the caption).

Map of RolandUnger

How can we remove those captions? ויקיג'אנקי (talk) 16:22, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

We cannot remove these captions. Thunderforest.com (Open Cycle Map) changed their license policy, anyone has now to use a API key. Now I do not know if can can use other maps. People must have an own account at Thunderforest.com first. The URLs in the past like http://{s}.tile.thunderforest.com/landscape/{z}/{x}/{y}.png must have an addition like ?apikey=<insert-your-apikey-here> but I think we cannot do it for Wikivoyage in general. See also OSM Help Page.
If anyone knows another relief maps source then we can change it easily.
Maybe we should ask the Mediawiki developers to provide relief maps, too. --RolandUnger (talk) 17:04, 18 July 2017 (UTC)