User talk:Xavi

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Like a bright new morning
Like a bright new day
I woke up from a deep sleep
I woke up from a bad dream

To a brand new morning
To a brand new day
Like the whole world has been made again

New beginning... clean talk page!

Don't worry, all your posts have been preserved in my archive. The only thing that I changed there is that I tried to group the posts by subject area: translations, the wiki, and others. They've also been chronologically reversed, so in each area, the oldest are at the bottom.

That said: welcome to my talk page! Please feel free to post in english, spanish or french — portuñol I may be able to decipher, maybe some italiano (sorry, no asian languages in my bag) — on whatever subject :) Xavi 01:16, 17 September 2007 (EDT)

It's about time :) just joking.

I just couldn't resist being the first to post something on your Clean page
:) --Chief Mike 08:04, 17 September 2007 (EDT) ¿ ?

thanks! and oops! vs. .com ... much better! Xavi

Benjamin Mako Hill

As you can perhaps see from history of the page in question, I did not create that page. It is a biographical page about me because of my involvement with the project. I have a user page which I have created.

If you don't think the main namespace should exist, please go ahead and delete it. It does not bother me. —mako 00:35, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

RE: Status of Measure in OBX template

follow-up to User talk:Xavi#Status of Measure in OBX template

Oops! yes you're right. And yes, 'bundled' seems fine. The categorization is still not totally defined (that's why they are red/missing), so any suggestions & feedback are more than welcome.
I haven't removed the old {{Status box}} as I want to make sure there are no objections, and that the OBXes are helpful. Comments? :) --Xavi 11:20, 22 September 2007 (EDT)
I love the OBXes! They concisely convey all the most important things a new user might want to know about any activity. Although, I cannot think of any now, I would let you know of any suggestions for additional fields in the OBXes. Great work on the OBXes! --Arjs 11:53, 22 September 2007 (EDT)

RE: Talk:Greece_Test_Reports not in english

It seems that I keep stumbling across some of your past requests :) and wish you had added a Category:Needs Translation to english or ???
Said page has been Translated: I opened two tabs of edit the page, translated first with babel fish, and cut / pasted line for line after the Δεδομένα (Data) into the second tabbed page. This only works good for me on short pages.

For many languages not available at google translate try Yahoo! BabelFish. I don't know if it could work as a parser function template though?
--Chief Mike 04:09, 24 September 2007 (EDT) "This User edits using Firefox-2" :)

Maintain the PO files.

Really nice job of you.Awesome! Thanks for your co-operative activities.

One thing i would like to acknowledge you ,it would be more effective if we maintain the po files much more generic.Since some string or sentences has been frequently repeated in different po files,so if we resolve this redundancy in each po file it would more efficient to work.

Thanks Nirmal, I'm just trying to help :)
As for making more effective the POs (or rather the POTs) that depends (mostly? exclusively?) on the developers, afaik. BTW, I agree totally with you as I've seen lots of replicated strings (specially in TamTam files). I'm not an expert on the subject, but some tools do provide things like 'memory' so you will actually be reusing the translated strings associated to previous translations, saving you the effort. BTW, the in-wiki solution is not really optimal as the tools can't be used, but at least it address some issues we are having :) Xavi 09:40, 29 September 2007 (EDT)
ticket updated... Sj talk

deleting popular pages

dont forget that it is more than just the in'wiki linksthat break when a page i deleted rather than left asa redirect. for pages that have become popular over months, or even a few very prominent weeks, including any page that was linked rom the main page, it is good to leave the original page title and have it redirect [once] to the nerw page. at the same time, fix doubleredirects by removing anything that is onwiki and points to the old page title...

finally ,in addition to keeping links on the web and in blog posts from breaking, you want people who are typing a url by handto go somewhere expected...even if it is no longer the page title, ifsomeone might guess it, better to save them from having to search. that said, nice celanup job :) andthx for helping finishthe demo notes title moves Sj talk 22:05, 3 October 2007 (EDT)

re: wiki admin?

It looks like someone tagged me as admin, because I have a whole lot more tabs now. Thanks, Xavi! —Joe 19:50, 9 October 2007 (EDT)


Please start using and updating Template:Opentasks ... Sj talk 01:30, 14 October 2007 (EDT)


try 3 months blocks for the gibberish-spammers; they come back. Sj talk 09:47, 14 October 2007 (EDT)

Bulgaria Translation

Hey, thanks for moving the pages. However, I had left them outside the naming convention, because they were not done. In a way, I created the new pages as my temporary working place. So, please, next time ask me before you make serious changes. Again, I appreciate your help! --Cryout 14:46, 16 October 2007 (EDT)

time for commons-style multilingual guidelines?

Cang_Jie_imes is my favorite new page in a while. It looks like we'll need some standard way to help people find all of the pages in their language; and to have short messages in many languages on a single talk page... have you looked at some of the multilingual extensions wikimedia commons uses? They manage to keep lots of languages together on a single page. we also need a proper water cooler where community members can share questions and ideas less formally than creating new pages for the mor added them to 'olpc lists' and FAQ... Sj talk 05:07, 17 October 2007 (EDT)

Portuguese changes

Hi Xavi... FYI: Someone changed a Portuguese language template in a way that is similar to the vandalbots, but not identical: Template:Translation/changes/lang-pt. I'm not sure if this is actually vandalism, so I reverted my rollback; perhaps you are more familiar with the language? —Joe 21:29, 28 October 2007 (EDT)

Publishing translation on the website

Hi, Xavi, I am now almost down with the Bulgrian translation of and I don't know how to close the project. What is the process for getting the translation live? Currently I enlisted a few people to make corrections, so I am doing some quality control. What is next? Thanks a lot. --Cryout 10:47, 4 November 2007 (EST)

Thank you for directing me to Walter. I wrote to him and will be waiting for his answer. About recruiting more translators, I am in the process at the moment. A name was suggested to me from a Bulgarian Linus-translating community and I am now trying to get in contact. --Cryout 10:31, 5 November 2007 (EST)

OLPC_Brasil/Porto_Alegre (A pilot School?)

Hi, I translated this from Portuguese-English but, ¿is it truly a Pilot school located there as you marked/tagged it?
:) Chief Mike 05:04, 8 November 2007 (EST)