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

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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 [[1]] 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)

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.  :) Ixo 19:48, 5 February 2008 (EST)
Phil had some issues with the include info. So I spent some time figuring out how it works, and plopped an example in each section for people to see how it works. Thanks again for the idea! --ixo 01:56, 6 February 2008 (EST)

ixo or not ixo.

Yes.. iain. I just went through the wiki and renamed everything to ixo. (!=DDM) --ixo 20:10, 5 February 2008 (EST)

Howdy, fellow Weekly Zine contributor.

Howdy, fellow Weekly Zine contributor.

Just thought to give a shout-out to some our editorial board, to let them know of some recent updates I did for 'Issue 0 (pilot)'.

Took the day off from work (easy when one works for oneself, I just had to ask myself for a day off. :)... get a few items done...

I created am improved layout and structure to help seed ideas and encourage submissions. I went through all the notes and ideas, laid them out best i could in this structure. (and as always, open to feedback and opinions  :).

Hopefully, this will make it easier, and encourage people to add more entries and submissions. *hint* *hint* *hint* *poke* *prod* "Say no more* *say no more* *wink* *wink*

Weekly zine/0 --ixo 21:26, 5 February 2008 (EST)

IRC Chat.. posted answer, but you had already signed off


(17:05:45) ixo: ffm: 'annoying' would definitely not be the word I would use. Although, I think I heard some frustration/angst in Kim's voice when she was talking about updates, and sometimes interruptions of 'we can fix that'.. threw her off a bit. There's allot of discussions with energy and enthusiasm, and sometimes we veer off topic quickly. Phone conference time is limited and expensive for some. Adam did a great job of 'pulling conversation back onto topic'. Some of the more specific technical/implementation details could be directed off-line with the one-or-two people interested in it. Many of the conf phone people were quiet backgrounders, and some were more vocal. I find it, always difficult to balance between too much or too little. *shrug* My basic approach, give the quiet ones a turn to speak first.. :) every once in awhile. Just my 2 cents. Keep up the enthusiasm !

(17:06:19) ixo: (doh.. that ended up being a bit longer than I thought... sorry... I didn't mean to drool on like that... *gulp*)

So I hope that made sense ? thanks, :-) --ixo 20:41, 10 February 2008 (EST)

yes, can reply

yes, I can reply.

I thought I should have my Contact info on the my TALK page, that's what won't stick.


creating 'box' for email addresses

How do create the 'box' around email addresses, great idea.

I can do very basic HTML if you tell me how it is done.


CulsegSandy 20:33, 12 February 2008 (EST)

Policy project

See OLPC:Policy_project, now updated. --Sj talk 20:47, 13 February 2008 (EST)

Java in Browse bug

ffm, I posted a bug (#6465) for the Java plugin failing to load. I've tried 1.5.0_13 in both jdk and jre forms and get the same error. Java itself works fine, the plugin works under 'real' Firefox, which is interesting because both Browse and Firefox pick it up from the same place.

Do you know, specifically, of a jre that works with Browse? Rmyers 10:57, 15 February 2008 (EST)

Help us decide what spare parts to stock!

Please take a moment before Friday, May 20, 2008 to fill out a 7-question survey about what you've been doing with your repair center so far. This will help us figure out what to stock in the spare-parts store - more at the announcement here. Thanks! Mchua 09:17, 23 May 2008 (EDT)

Why transclusions?

Not sure exactly what you are trying to accomplish, but why do you need three pages and two transclusions to get 10 lines from Olpc-contrib/ into Olpc-contrib and then into Manual_Wireless_Association, when you could just put it into Manual_Wireless_Association in the first place? Maybe I'm missing something, I'm willing to go with WP:AGF for now; but if there is not a compelling reason arguing against just putting the wiki-text directly into Manual_Wireless_Association then maybe you should simplify this, it's a wiki, not an obfuscated perl contest. Cjl 14:15, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Rename done

You have been renamed from Firefoxman to LFaraone, as requested. A redirect is automatically set up from your old name to your new one. --Sj talk 06:11, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Nice weather for a jam