I'm Disnickfanatic, a user highly concerned about the internationalization of Fandom. It is a pleasure to meet you! :) I am very interested in joining the IVT for the Dutch Language and helping out the internationality project on Fandom. I am doing a lot to enhance the Dutch Community on Fandom at the time. These things include of but are not limited to:
Updating content/pages on Community Central
Staying active in the Dutch Community Central Chat (as there usually is no staff, helpers, admins, or mods active there)
Staying active on the Dutch Community Central Forum board regularly
Working with English Development Staff to build a Dutch Portability Hub for the Dutch language
Reverting spam and vandalism and reporting it to VSTF and/or Helpers
Translating pages from EN to NL (on official wikis)
Helping users in their respective language
Staying active on VSTF, Wikia, and Wikia-NL IRC channels
Visiting random Dutch wikis and reporting Spam and Vandalism I find
and much more...
Another thing is that I’ve been very active on Fandom and the Dutch Community Central. I’ve been editing and contributing on Fandom for a while now. With this, my knowledge is extremely high on how spam and vandalism, coding/development, help topics, and internationalization works. I can also serve as an active helper on the NL Community Central and other Helper-ran wikis since the last edit from a Dutch Helper/Staff on the Dutch CC was on December 30th (which was Flightmare). It is necessary to have a helper active on the Dutch Community Central and other Dutch Helper-ran wikis. As I said earlier, I am very active on Fandom (definitely in the Dutch Community). I believe that there should always be activity from a dutch user on the IVT on the Dutch Community Central.
I really, really enjoy doing this type of work on Fandom, but I am prohibited to do a lot of things that I would like to do because I do not have the tools nor the rights to do so. It is also much harder doing a lot of this work because of the fact that I do not have these rights. To allow me to help more and to do the work more quickly, easily, and efficiently, I will need to have Fandom Helper and Fandom Utility rights. This will allow me to do the following things to help improve Fandom:
Quickly mark myself (or my bot, Disnickbot) as a bot on wikis who need assistance to help with maintenance, coding, design, and/or vandalism
Help out users and administrators in their respective language with coding, administration, design, etc.
Complete translations on help pages and portability pages
Help with design and development globally on Fandom
Use wiki factory for adjusting settings that need to be done
Use InterwikiEdit to link different language wikis together
Use the Powerdelete tool for quickly deleting and protecting
Quickly revert and delete spam and vandalism
Have access to delete pages that we created with vandalism
Have access to phalanx (as there is no completely active NL user with phalanx abilities)
Mentor administrators and moderators
Completing various staff-like tasks
and much more....
To be honest, being a Fandom Helper will not only help me improve Fandom. It will also take some of the stress off of Staff, yourself (being over Internationalization and IVT project), the internationalization team, and some of the stress off of the two other NL Helpers who are busy in college or with their personal lives. Being a hobby of mine, I am on Fandom almost all day, every day making me a perfect candidate for the position. To show you a little portion of my goals, I will list them here:
Assisting with the Helper-ran projects (such as Adoptions, Spotlights, Interwiki, ect.)
Starting a project called “Ontwerp en Technische Hulp” (meaning Design and Technical Help)
Stating a portability project
Translating blogs (no translation since September)
Work on WLB wiki
Helping with international spotlights and other Helper-ran projects here.
Updating Dutch Community Central Home Page (like the newer Community Central page)
Creating and Managing Helper-ran wikis like the Portability Hub (CzechOut creating it now: Request #316014)
Wiki has been created: nl.portability. I have already started translating...
Translating Open Source Wiki pages in Dutch
Viewing Random Dutch Wikis and helping with: Spam and Vandalism, Development, and just being Friendly
For example, I reverted vandalism here, but I couldn’t block the user immediately on this. I also had to report it to VSTF.
For example, I reverted also vandalism here, but I couldn’t block the user immediately doing this.
Adding Dutch Content to Official Wikis
Translating new help pages (such as Help:Discussions)
Creating Dutch graphics and sliders
Stay active on and manage #wikia-nl IRC Channel (which I’ve been active on)
Helping Dutch users with content, wikis, vandalism, spam, etc. :)
Some other things that I'm good at include but are not limited to: reviewing and editing articles, helping other users with their questions, portability, designing/developing wikis, development/coding, help topics, administration, ToU, MediaWiki and many other various other topics dealing with Fandom.
My main objective is to help improve Fandom International and cannot wait to hear back from you! If you require more information, you can always reply or contact me in an ulterior way (such as email or message wall).
BertH asked me to contact you on support request #314336, just wanted to know will you be answering that request here or would you reply to support request #314336.
BertH said: you can help me with details about how to do this. He is also the person who manages the Helpers and international volunteers, so he is already aware of your interests (since I let him know about your earlier emails).
Watch for a reply from him, coming soon.
Thanks for expressing your interest in joining the IVT and growing your language on Fandom!
As you noted, HI and KN are currently too small to be actively supported by Fandom. Similar for a Community Central - these require continuous support and are only helpful if you have a dedicated community visiting it regularily and interacting with each other, and if there are enough users to participate in them.
Right now, the best thing for HI and KN that you can do, is to create wikis about the topics you like the most and work together with your friends on improving them, and ask your friends to ask their friends to help growing the wiki.
In addition, I would suggest you to decide for one of the languages to work on, since working on both equally effectively splits your efforts in half by language. From my research, I'd suggest you to lean towards HI, but in the end all that matters is what language you are most comfortable with and in which language you'd like to build wikis on topics you like the most.
I would strongly recommend not spending time on creating a community central wiki at this point - it will not be worth the energy spent right now. Effectively it is your choice if you want to create one or not, but you have to keep in mind that if you decide to start one, it will be by no means considered official and must not have a visual appearance that is similar to the official community central wikis.
With that in mind, I wish you good luck on growing the language you decide to work in! :)
Thanks for letting me know, my concerns not with creating new community Central wikis for both languages, it's just translate staff blogs and gain users interested in does languages I alone cannot do it as you said, and creating wikis on both languages is not a problem for me but I can't ask anyone to edit wiki in those languages traffic for both languages are too low, but Wikipedia have most activity in those languages thought of trying it here, just asking if there is any way I can translate staff blog/ help pages without creating new central wikis
Similar to the reasons mentioned in the last reply regarding why creating a community central is not the best way to spend your energy right now, so is translating staff blogs - it's the wrong assumption that if you translate staff blogs you will attract users for said langauges. Staff blogs serve as communication channel to the language community, but that effort is paying off if the language community is already big enough, so the blogs will be read by a bigger audience. To underline this point, even blogs in already supported languages don't get nearly as much traffic as you might imagine (same for feedback/comments), so for smaller languages the percentage is even lower. I don't want to encourage you to spend time on things that demotivate you in mid-term.
Help pages have a similar fate, however, they are much more evergreen than staff blogs (like technical updates, which come out twice a week), and this is why it might be a good idea to create some of these pages on WLB, so you can point to them when working with other users in your language on wikis. To do so, go to Help:Kannada or Help:Hindi and add /Help:Index to the URL. From there, you can localize all help pages you find relevant into the respective language.
Please keep in mind that creating help pages beyond the absolute basic ones (basics of editing, sign up help page, create wiki help page) does not necessarily help attracting more people in your language to the community, which is why creating and working on wikis based on a topic is far more likely to lead to growing a stronger language community.
Focusing on creating more active wikis - which works best on topics you enjoy writing about - will be the most motivating factor in foreseeable future and helps contributing to growing the language to a point where localizing more help pages is a good option in time.
So tl;dr: You can translate them and put them anywhere (like en.c, or on a sandbox wiki), but it's not a good idea to do so at this state of traffic to HI/KN, since there is too little audience on Fandom at this moment to read it.
thanks for info , i was not even thinking translating help pages/ community staff blogs right away but planned to do in future, what i was thinking at time of placing request is if fandom is already localizing foreign languages like Hindi and Kannada without my knowledge, if let me know i would be helpful for it in both languages. thanks again
Ah, now I see what you mean - we are currently not localizing neither HI nor KN. However, your contributions are highly welcome - but first more people on Fandom need to be around to read / contribute to content in either language. The best way to do so is to create a new wiki in e.g. HI, for example hi.naruto, or other topics you might know about, and build it. With time, more users will come and contribute to your wiki (a spotlight can also help once the wiki meets the requirements) and so communities emerge, and increase the likeliness that Fandom will be looking into supporting HI with regular blog updates by a IVT member in future.
Hello, one doubt, currently i am in the process of adopting Wikia Travel , I intend to create new wikis and translate some pages on both Hindi and Kannada if i apply for spotlight would it be seen only in non english wikis or would it be available in entire fandom. If not should i apply for spotlight on w:Community Central talk:Spotlights
Adopting a wiki has no effect on international spotlight requests. For HI/KN wikis, you should request on the local page on WLB Spotlight. Banners in said languages will be shown to users who are either visiting the same language or otherwise indicate that they are speaking this language / might know it. The latter doesn't take wiki language into regard and would be seen on EN wikis too, but only by users that we assume know the language.
For example, you can request a HI spotlight for hi.travel that will be created with HI text (if provided by you) and shown to a HI audience. What does not work would be a HI spotlight pointing to an EN wiki and vice versa.
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