User talk:Silicona

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Translating into British English[edit source]

Hi Silicona, I'm Agent Isai, a local translation administrator. I noticed that you began 'translating' pages into British English. As was the case on Test Wiki, this isn't really needed on here. A lot of our pages already prefer and have British spelling on them. As such, it's not very useful to translate into British English and that practice can cause fragmentation in what user's who speak British English see should no one 'update' the page after changes are made to the original version so I formally ask that you stop. If you wish to test translating, you're free to do so on pages designated on TestWiki for translation extension testing but not general pages. Agent Isai Talk to me! 14:09, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

March 2022[edit source]

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 2 weeks as a result of your disruptive edits. You are free to make constructive edits after the block has expired, but please note that vandalism (including page blanking or addition of random text), spam, deliberate misinformation, privacy violations, personal attacks, legal threats; and repeated, blatant violations of our policies will not be tolerated.

Hi there. You were blocked for two weeks by a Meta administrator for not heeding previous warnings and formal requests for you to stop translating pages to British English. Please refrain from doing so both here and on TestWiki, thank you. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:36, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

RhinosF1 was recreating translations that was mass deleted. Any reason why? Silicona (talk) 17:53, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Probably as a result of the Translate extension updating the page after the deletion of the translation units. Agent Isai Talk to me! 17:59, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblock request[edit source]

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An administrator reviewed Silicona's unblock request and has accepted the request.

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Request reason:

In analytics, 6038 users reading this wiki are from USA, and 1025 users reading this wiki are from the UK. I translated many pages to British English and carefully checked for spelling (i.e. in USA we use "color" and in UK we use "colour"). However I am blocked from editing this wiki. Can admins unblock me? Silicona (talk) 17:37, 28 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Acceptance reason:

While your unblock request does not indicate whether you will discontinue translating pages to British English, the fact that other users have translated pages into British English in the past and not been blocked suggests a block was particularly needed here. Moreover, RhinosF1 using Special:Nuke to nuke translation subpages doesn't work with the Translate extension, as the extension system user will recreate the pages. The mass deletion should have have occurred on Phabricator where an SRE volunteer would run a maintenance script to delete both the translation subpage and the translation units for the page, That being said, British English translations are so subtle of a change. You can just make a change to the source page, in all honesty, provided no one disagrees with you. I personally don't see a problem with intermixing British English and American English spelling into source pages, though I would note that as Miraheze is a UK-based company and Meta Wiki uses UK date formats for its global policies, arguably the source pages should use British/Canadian/Australian/Commonwealth country English where possible. We're not English Wikipedia with an exhaustive Wikipedia Manual of Style and other fussy things. In other words, this unblock was very much an edge case, at best, and perhaps incorrect, at worst. I personally prefer to assume good faith and avoid biting the newcomers. Still, though, consider this to be very much a strong advice that you should discontinue the practice of creating British English translations. Dmehus (talk) 01:06, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.

Hey[edit source]

u interested in editing here, footyworld? I see you visited. Thanks. SperosDurrell (talk) 21:18, 29 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

No. Thank you. Silicona (talk) 07:23, 30 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]