User talk:GVarnum-WMF

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Hello. I would like to tell you a few things. In your earlier edit, you changed the text in the template to the italic type, which is problematic for people in some areas. In some countries in East Asia, such as Japan, or other regions, the type is not used or common. It is because the italic type is a typeface used for handwriting in Western languages. Please understand that some areas do not use this. Also, if you don't mind, please improve the template so that it can display text switching types. Thank you. --TKsdik8900 (talk) 06:43, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@TKsdik8900:Interesting - and good to know - thank you! I will make note of that and also work to improve the template over the coming weeks. Thank you for your constructive feedback - it is greatly appreciated! Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 06:45, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spam to delete

User:Cssq is a cross-wiki vandal. I'm posting to your talk because you are one of the only few admins who have been active in the past several years. Koavf (talk) 20:42, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you @Koavf for the notice. I have gone ahead and blocked them here as well. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 06:49, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible translate import problem

Hello Gregory. We think there may be a problem with the translate, import, or PageMigration extension losing licensing information. (c.f. meta:Special:PermaLink/25261954). I'll open a ticket for the issue.

Can you provide exact step-by-step directions for how you are making edits such as this one? Notice that while it certainly says you made the page, it suggests it came from elsewhere, but does not include any attribution of where it came from.

Thank you! (Please ping on reply). Xaosflux (talk) 11:55, 5 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could you please answer this? It's now being discussed at m:Steward requests/Miscellaneous Pppery (talk) 16:38, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was done using Translate extension's import feature. The licensing and overall shortcomings of that feature are being discussed by the Language team within the Foundation - and some work is already underway at T329043. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
: @Xaosflux: as requested. Pppery (talk) 15:58, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UCoC and AGF

Hi Gregory. I asked a question regarding the UCoC's AGF provision in June at Policy talk:Universal Code of Conduct#AGF and haven't received a response as yet. You seem, judging by previous discussions on that page, to be the WMF's go-to person for answering UCoC questions. Thanks, Heavy Water (talk) 01:39, 6 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation admin

Hello. As a global sysop, I pop by occasionally to delete vandalism and sometimes, some translation pages are involved and it'll be ideal to delete the whole page as blank or no having a translation. As such, is it possible for me to get local translation admin rights so I can cleanup useless translations easily?. Minorax (talk) 04:19, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Minorax: Yes! Happy to do so - thank you for your help! I have also requested help from Stewards and working on Phabricator to get this access for all Global sysops moving forward. Thank you for reaching out. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:45, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello. Thanks for giving me the translation admin right here. However, I'm facing issues where the pages cannot be deleted as I'm not allowed to edit pages due to namespace restrictions listed at Special:ListGroupRights. Is it possible for you to discuss with the team to add the edit-legal right to the TA user group? Minorax (talk) 05:13, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]