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Welcome to the Information Desk.

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Please also refer to the FAQ.

Translation extension

Is it going to be used here? Ruslik0 (talk) 18:42, 8 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, I'm waiting for the developers to finish setting up the wiki - it should be fixed when you see the Wikimania logo. The Helpful One 18:55, 8 May 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

languages ​​conference

  • languages ​​conference? English know is bad. I know the Russian language. Interpreters will be?
  • Языки конференции? Английский знаю плохо? Хорошо знаю русский язык. Переводчики будут? --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 05:56, 5 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Hi, Рөстәм Нурыев. English is the language for Wikimania.--Simon Shek/石 (talk) 07:01, 5 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • Hi,Simon Shek/石. Thanks for the answer. It's a thousand pities! Have to wait for the voice translator for mobile devices. I am the administrator of the Bashkir Wikipedia. For seven years. I want to network with colleagues from other countries and continents. But do not know much English. Writing using Google translate. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 08:27, 5 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Очень хочу участвовать в Викимании 2013. Как мне написать заявку для участия? Сроки заполнения заявки? Я плохо знаю английский но знаю русский язык.(talk)
    • Регистрация на Викимания 2013 еще не начался. (Machine translation: The registration for Wikimania 2013 has not begun yet.)--Simon Shek/石 (talk) 20:35, 17 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello, I've just uploaded a submission with reflist template. Since this template is not working right now, plz help me so that the submission is as per my desired look. Thanks in advance. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 08:20, 4 February 2013 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Dear 石, thank you for trying to partially overcome the reflist template problem. But again there is a problem of "Template:Cite web". I'll be still thank to you and to the organizers if this is overcome. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:30, 5 February 2013 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Please remove this submission which was translated in North Korean

Sorry for my bad English grammar. Could you please remove this translation? I did make that page, but I'm not north Korean actually. I didn't know well about language code;; Sorry for bad grammar again.Koh1002 (talk) 15:03, 4 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done.--Simon Shek/石 (talk) 16:59, 4 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Student pricing and Volunteering recruitment

Hi all,

  • Will there be discount on the registration fee for students?
  • When will volunteer recruitment begin? The Volunteers page says it hasn't yet opened.

Thanks, Brillig (talk) 18:21, 10 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's no discount for student. -Simon Shek/石 (talk) 05:22, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Registration for Youth Wikimedians

As a Wikimedian who is under 18 at the moment (before November this year, when the Wikimania is ended), I am not eligible to create an Paypal account. That means I cannot register through the Online Registration System, which applies Paypal as the only payment option. However, I am eager to the event, and I want to have a "Early Registration" pricing. Is it possible to pay the fee by transfer the money directly from the bank account to a designate account/organisation? Or I can only register on site? Or I am not eligible to participate in the Wikimania?--Spring Roll Conan ( Teahouse · Contributions ) 09:41, 16 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to use PayPal in Macau

I'm from Macau but PayPal does not support Macau. It would make me impossible to make the payment for the registration. Is there any other method for Macau people to register earlier rather than on-site registration? --Cdip150 (talk) 16:25, 7 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You can try this. rz (talk) 14:58, 15 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Contact us" e-mails

Hi. It seems that e-mails are not working. I can't get any response for a week. Wertuose (talk) 11:01, 15 April 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Asia meeting

Hi guys. Are there still enough slots in the schedule to schedule the annual Wikimedia Asia meeting? Or should we block off a lunch for it? :) --Sky Harbor (talk) 03:38, 2 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lost Registration Number

Hi! Unfortunately I lost my registration number: so is it possible to recover it? Thanks. --Archeologo (talk) 01:38, 12 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Closing Party at Shek O Beach

Will there be transportation to and from the closing party at Shek O Beach?

Should we bring our own food/drink?

Enable Book extension

Could the Book extension be enabled on this wiki? It would be great to easily download a pdf to read on the flight. Ainali (talk) 11:05, 2 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

requirements for attendees.

Is the conference open to all? Any prerequisite for any attendee? I fail to register on line. so can I just come and register on site on 6 or 7? will there be vacancy at that time?

thanks . Eugenie

Global Abusefilters

Hi. An extension of the deployment of the global abusefilter function is active for months now on Meta,, and other global wikis.
We stewards would like to propose that this wiki gets added to the protection as well, in order to allow better fighting of crosswiki vandalism and spam.
To be clear, the filters which are currently enabled for the "global" function do nothing except logging the caught edits on Meta. If at anytime the testing should be extended to further abusefilter functions, like disallowing edits, - or if the global abusefilter function should finally be deployed truly globally - we will ask the affected communities again whether they want to opt-in or opt-out. Best regards, Billinghurst (talk) 11:23, 27 December 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not hearing anything to the contrary, I will close this and submit a bugzilla. Billinghurst (talk) 10:09, 6 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]