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We could use some help welcoming new users here :-) Also, with userboxen. Sj talk 17:49, 6 December 2007 (EST)

Welcome to the One Laptop per Child wiki. Please make yourself at home; read through the Table of Contents and FAQ, and take a look around. If you need a general wiki-tutorial, Wikieducator has some excellent ones.

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Feel free to leave me a note on my talk page if you have further questions or need help finding your way around.

Cheers, Sj

I'm thinking maybe that that kind of archiving is too fierce

Hi, sure, be bold. Over the years tons of folks have posted lots of basically useless dross to Talk:The_OLPC_Wiki. But don't throw the baby out with the bathwater! Under the current set-up, to find the older comments and dialogs, one must click "show" in the "there's an archive" box, then click "001". Very, very non-intuitive, which means that the content of the archive will be seen very, very rarely.

Given the specifics of the content, maybe that's not such a bad thing. But I'd recommend setting the default /delay-until-archived/ at three months, not one month, and I'd recommend chopping up the existing archive retroactively in to 3-month chunks. I'm trying to do what I can with the "ask a question" archive, and while what I'm doing isn't ideal either, and isn't automate-able, I think it leaves the underlying content more accessible. ~ Hexagonal 10:34, 11 December 2007 (EST)

(pasted in here) I've reverted my changes, and will set up 3 month-old archiving. Three month chunks might be a little bit difficult to do, would one month chunks be acceptable? ffm
Thanks a million. Whatever is easier to do, especially if it's automated, moving forward. No need to spend much time on this, just keep in mind the principle that questions and answers that are likely to be of interest to wiki visitors should be "discoverable." Hexagonal

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Added. Careful with that; use it in good health. Automated archiving is no substitute for human care; in particular, a slowly-developing page doesn't need regular archives. And in the Q&A/FAQ cases, we need to cull out good q's and a's from the long list that is there. Sj talk 19:14, 11 December 2007 (EST)

activated lease

I'm not sure why krstic full-protected the page. You should ask him... I would guess it is b/c it's supposed to be sensitive. On the other hand, it's clearly not as clear as it could be yet. Meanwhile, leave specific edits you want to make on the talk page. --Sj leave me a message 21:36, 30 December 2007 (EST)

mop, bucket, broom

You are now an admin. Note that we don't yet have a full set of policies on this wiki, so please feel free to help put policies in writing and to make good use of the OLPC: namespace. --Sj leave me a message 11:52, 1 January 2008 (EST)

need your comment

Hey ffm,

I need your comment in order to obtain the admin permission...

Please help me out at:


Thanks a lot!

Chihyu 15:10, 7 January 2008 (EST)

welcome message

feel free to edit it to make it more generic. I can always make a Template:Welcome-sj template :) --Sj leave me a message 16:53, 8 January 2008 (EST)

Weekly Zine

(Left on Talk:Weekly_zine)

> I'd be happy to give the report on admins, vandals, and whatnot.
>  ffm 18:08, 15 January 2008 (EST)

You are on! :) Thanks for offering. The first issue is monday, so summaries do by this friday/saturday to Seth. I added you to the editorial board list. And if you can think of a better short two/three word description of your area of interest, go ahead and update too. --IainD

Interwiki map stuff

Hi! Your request was handled... I went with OLPC: I hope i got what the URL should be:$1 rather than$1 .... if not, please advise ASAP as your request didn't include the desired URL. This is an important wiki and I want to make sure I/we did it right. Probably best to drop me a mail on some WMF wiki if it's urgent, although I do have my watchlist set to mail notify me here. Best. ++Lar: t/c 22:48, 18 January 2008 (EST)

Re: my request

Thank you for your message. I've got it.

I want to link Korean page(Contact OLPC/lang-ko) like this " | [[Contact OLPC/lang-ko|한글]]". Could you please insert it after the link of Japanese page(日本語) in the language bar? -- LeeSI 23:50, 19 January 2008 (EST)

Done. ffm 08:55, 20 January 2008 (EST)

a buggy pagename

Hello. I've requested deleting a page. Please check this page Http:// by this URI. (The former may be linked the page you already deleted, the latter is linked correctly.) -- LeeSI 02:20, 20 January 2008 (EST)

Done. ffm 08:57, 20 January 2008 (EST)
Thank you, sir. :-) -- LeeSI 11:55, 20 January 2008 (EST)

wiki information for teamwiki members

Hiya ffm, I need some help. A lot of support gang folks don't know much about wikis, and have no public information about them and what they do. I don't care about people's pseudonymity, but want to set a precedent that people who are working on sensitive information such as personal email addresses are people who themselves are well known within our community.

Can you help me get support folks to add to their public profiles here? Thanks! --Sj leave me a message 15:14, 29 January 2008 (EST)

response to Java comment in Browse page


I left a question on the Browse page about Java not being recognized in Browse. You suggested that I try JRE 1.5.

Was this a particular suggestion about JRE vs. JDK, or a reiiteration of the 1.6 doesn't work information as found on the restricted formats page?

I'm using JDK 1.5.0_13, which works fine out of Browse.

Sorry for taking a while to get back to you, but I needed to re-install Java arfter the 656 upgrade.


zine work

Nice work. Do you have any relevant images you could add? it would be good to have illustrators' and photographers' branches of the art community. --Sj talk 19:20, 5 February 2008 (EST)

OOppsss... 'Zine .. MoS


 I think we crossed paths in the 'zine world.   Now that I see your 'MoS' page, I realized that had undid some of your edits not knowing why they were there. Sorry about that...  BTW,  great idea.. I had wondered the best way of doing feature/section summaries to the front page.  :) --19:48, 5 February 2008 (EST)
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