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Thanks for editing the Babel page, Bazza. OchAyeTheNoo 17:44, 17 Apryle 2007 (UTC)

Uiser Hate BNP[eedit soorce]

See User talk:Hate BNP. A suggest ye block him o her acause o the uiser name, gin naething ense. - Armed Blowfish (mail) 02:59, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)

Translation: See User talk:Hate BNP. I suggest you block him or her because of the user name, if nothing else. - Armed Blowfish (mail) 03:01, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)

P.S. The relevant policy on the English Wikipaedia would be en:Wikipedia:Username#Inappropriate_usernames. (The sib policie at the English Wikipaedia wad be Wikipaedia:Uisername#Bad_uisernames.) - Armed Blowfish (mail) 04:40, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)
Duin. Eh've blockit the boy an deletit thae pages an aw. Bazza 09:34, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)
Thank ye! : ) De ye block him o her wi accoont makin alloued o nae alloued? Is he o she alloued tae mak a spleet-new accoont, gin he o she edits helply? An aw, tae whit degree is ma Scots bad? (Thank you! : ) Did you block him or her with account creation enabled or disabled? Is he or she allowed to create a brand new account, if he or she edits constructively? Also, how bad is my Scottish?) - Armed Blowfish (mail) 15:00, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)
"Also, how bad is my Scottish?" Put it this way - I'll reply in English! I just used the default settings when I blocked: "Prevent account creation" and "Automatically block the last IP address used by this user, and any subsequent IPs they try to edit from". I'm kind of new to the whole wiki admin thing, so please say if you think I'm messing up! Bazza 15:25, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)
That bad? Feel free to correct my Scots with a refactoring note, as I would like to learn.
Well, going by English Wikipaedia rules, since Scots Wikipaedia doesn't seem to have many, the user basically committed two blockable offenses: choosing a mildly offensive user name (to some people, at least) and spamming/vandalism. The consequence for the first one is generally an indefinite block, with the autoblock turned off and account creation enabled, so that the user can create a new account with a better user name. Spamming and vandalism generally lead to a series of warnings and a lengthening series of blocks, up to indefinite. How fast this would escalate up to an indefinite block would depend on the administrator and whether or not the user had made any useful contributions. Given that the user did not make any useful contributions and the vandalism was clear-cut, anywhere from a week to indefinite makes sense. Indefinite makes sense since it could take awhile for an admin to block again if the user resumed vandalism on the Scots Wikipaedia, and the user can always be unblocked (or rather, reblocked with autoblocking turned off and account creation enabled) if he or she expresses a desire to contribute constructively.
Also note that the autoblock will only last for 24 hours from the last time the editor tried to use a particular IP address, but if he or she appears to create another account after that time period, or from another IP address, the new account can be blocked as an apparent sockpuppet of a vandal.
Anyway, the reason I asked is because we should probably leave a note on the user's talk page.
Thanks,
Armed Blowfish (mail) 16:04, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)
The only thing a blocked user can edit is his or her talk page, at least assuming they don't bypass their account altogether. So, a blocked user must either put a template on his or her talk page that adds the page to an unblock request category, or email an administrator. (Or create a sockpuppet, or edit as an anon once the autoblock goes away... but on English Wikipaedia those options are discouraged.) Anyway, I stole Template:unblock from the English Wikipaedia. - Armed Blowfish (mail) 12:34, 15 Mey 2007 (UTC)

Infobox[eedit soorce]

Hi, how do you do that infobox thing that you did for the ROI? I have also made and inforbox for Fraunce and I'm just doing one for the EU. I noticed that you did something "magical" with the infobox on the ROI so I was just wondering how to do it. Scroggie 17:04, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)

Assuming I understand what you are interestd in, you need to put the code on a separate page, like Template:Fraunce infobox. You then include the template in the article like this: {{Fraunce infobox}}. However, I am not really sure what the point is if the infobox is only going to be used in one article. We should probably make a generic country infobox with variables. Hope that helps, Armed Blowfish (mail) 17:34, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, good point. I'd thought that they could be reusable, but I can't really think where we'd reuse them. Are you fluent enough in Wiki to write a generic country infobox, Armed Blowfish? I've generally just nicked things from the English wiki that I need... Bazza 08:35, 15 Mey 2007 (UTC)
Maybe. Conditionals are hard, but then again I don't have to write it from scratch, just modify other people's code. I'll give it a try! : ) Armed Blowfish (mail) 11:54, 15 Mey 2007 (UTC)

Celtic[eedit soorce]

Cheers Bazza. av stairtet a page ower the Celtic leids nou, but ma Scots isnae gey fluent yet. all keep eitlin at it til it's guid eneuch. ممتاز 17:41, 14 Mey 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed that there are two articles on Celtic Leids one with a capital L and one without. I noticed that you were the last person to edit both and you seem to know how to use wikipedia a bit better than I do. Do you know how to merge these? I wouldn't even know where to start. Scroggie 16:36, 15 Mey 2007 (UTC)

Końskowola - Poland[eedit soorce]

Could you please write a stub http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%84skowola - just a few sentences based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%84skowola ? Only 3-5 sentences enough. Please. 123owca321 11:55, 31 Mey 2007 (UTC)

How's that? Bazza 14:57, 31 Mey 2007 (UTC)

Wiktionary[eedit soorce]

Hey, Bazza (English is okay for talk pages, yeah?), would you be interested in starting a Scots Wiktionary? I've already figured out how to do it, I just need a few extra people who are interested.

If you are, give me a shout, cheers. OchAyeTheNoo 19:49, 12 Juin 2007 (UTC)

Fitba[eedit soorce]

Aye, nae problem. I wis jist daen that as a wee edit afore daen it mair muckle later. I'm a prood Diamond, sae I'll nae be be daena sloppy job o it! Jist depends on when I get the time...

Duncan

Mebbes while ye're at it ye micht coud cheenge Fitbaa tae Fitbaw. See here for a guid raison hou. Jimmy 18:36, 7 Julie 2007 (UTC)

Spellin[eedit soorce]

Ay ay Bazza,

We never cam tae onie greement aboot it. The RRSSC says -ei-, that's whit A uisst tae uise, an that's whit A pit for the teetles (/teitles) o pages. 84.135 haes gien some guid raesons for uisin -ee- (for tense i) an (s)he's the bodie that gangs aboot chyngin thaim aw. A dinna hae a strang opeenion on the maiter but obviously 84.135 dis sae A'v juist been lattin him/her chynge thaim. The wiki haes syne maistly converged on the spellin that 84.135 uises maistly acause naebodie airgies agin him/her whan (s)he chynges things (an me masel A'v nae mind tae airgie wi him/her on maist things -- haein read his/her airgiements aboot -ei-/-ee- A think 84.135 haes mair logic on his/her side nor the RRSSC dis). A'm takkin a fair laissez-faire attitude masel. Tae me whit's mair important is that an airticle is aye internally conseestent wi its spellin, an that there's aye redirects in place whan a teetle can hae mair nor the ae spellin.

Howp this helps, Mendor 17:46, 9 Julie 2007 (UTC)

Deletion o' Levred[eedit soorce]

Hi Baz! Hoo cam ye deletit the paidge ah pit taegither fowr Leitherheid? Ah'm no sayin' ye shoulnae hae dane et, but ah wid like tae ken why. Whit's the page on here that's equeevalent tae the English Wikipaedia's Articles for deletion? Ah'd be enterested tae see ef Levred went through a proper AfD praeceedyure, or ef et wis dane speedily.--Maclennan o' Kintail 22:24, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Ah dinna hink we hae a proper deletion process here. Lang syne we didnae hae mony fowk helpin, bit we hae'd loadsae fowk vandalisin. Sae we juist delete hings that luik like vandalism.
Gin ye hink we need a proper process, or that Ah shuidnae hae deletit the page, Ah guess we can ask the ither admins an beurocrat an see whit happens.
Bit as fir how Ah deletit the page, it wis mainly acause it wis a LANG wey fae haein a neutral pynt ae view ("the snooty coonty o' Surrey"), the Scots wisnae sae guid, an Ah'm no shuir we suld be makkin new names for touns in Ingland. Bazza 07:32, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Och aye, ah ken ma Scots isnae sae guid. An the ither haund, shairly no' havin' a neutral pynt ae view isnae a reason tae delete a paige? Oh, and ah think it's werth mentionin' that ah live in that 'snooty coonty', sae ah'm no' havin' a go at anywan. Ah'm juist writin' fram ma ain experiences.--Maclennan o' Kintail 10:20, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

We'v no been big eneuch up tae nou tae hae rael content disputes sae we'v no haed a formal deletion seestem, juist the admins gaun aboot an deletin hings. A think that the ae thing admins shuid be deletin on sicht is obvious vandalism, or airticles aboot things that obviously disna exist. Ma opeenion is that, seein as the Levred page wis naither o thae twa things, Bazza shuid mibbe hae pit something on the collogue page o yon airticle first an see if NPOV issues an the Scots in't cuid hae been fixt (or fixt it hissel if he haed the time). Mind you, I wad raither hae a page deletit raither nor hae a POV version o't or a version whaur the Scots isna guid (if the POV/Scots wisna gaunae get fixt suin). Nae offence meant there MoK, A ken ye're a lairner an aw that.

Tae address the ither issues: Writin fae yer ain experiences can lead tae PoV juist as easy as writin fae nae experience. Houaniver snooty ye micht think Surrey is, ye cannae hae thon phrase in an encyclopedia. Contrar tae whit hauf the contreebutors tae Talk:Main Page thinks, this Wikipedia isna some kind o joke endeavour. An naw, we shuidna be makkin up new translations for English toun names -- apairt frae the kenspeckle "Lunnon", the names o aw thae ceeties is the same in Scots as in English. Mendor 19:19, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Madeleine McCann[eedit soorce]

Hi could you please translate the english text i have written about Maddy. Would be nice.--217.209.116.113 14:09, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations on your conditional project approval![eedit soorce]

Dear Bazza. On Meta's Requests for new languages I read that you have recently supported a request for a new language project that has now been conditionally approved. Congratulations on that approval! I hope your community can make something wonderful out of it.

One of the requirements for getting from a conditional approval to a complete project with its own wiki is that the interface for MediaWiki for that language has been sufficiently localised. I would like to ask you to check the localisation statistics for the languages you are able to contribute to, and if you are willing, invite you to visit Betawiki, where you can contribute to improving the localisation for those languages. On Betawiki, users contribute to the MediaWiki localisation of more than 70 languages every month. Please do not hesitate to drop me a note there if you have any questions. Cheers! Siebrand 22:55, 22 Dizember 2007 (UTC)

Birds[eedit soorce]

Ye're richt aboot birds no juist haein the ae name, an aften a name bein uised for mair nor the ae bird. A micht no hae made the best chyce o name for an airticle teetle but aw the same, teetles needs the ae name for the ae bird. O coorse ony ither names shoud be gien a mention in the airticles (an as reairtit pages) as weel as whaur the name is for ordinar uised. A kynd o waled whit wad mebbes be the maist uised, or a form o't, tho aw thon wis a guid bittie subjective for want o eneuch information. Thare's nae raison whit for things canna be chynged gin a body comes up wi a guid argiement for daein things different. Mynd at ae time English wad hae haen mony different names for the ae bird till ornothologists redd awthing. Somebody haes tae mak a stairt;-) (see Scots birds) Jimmy 20:08, 1 Februar 2008 (UTC)

Kintra names[eedit soorce]

Bazza, A'v pitten doun some thochts anent the Scots form o kintra names at Category talk:Kintras. Tak a keek an lat us ken whit ye think.Jimmy 13:21, 7 Februar 2008 (UTC)

W/w/w/w/w/index.php[eedit soorce]

I have started the process to get his page deleted. If services some greater good you know the way to stop that process. Carsrac 23:30, 24 Februar 2008 (UTC)

I tink I noo mae oon langweege.

you leave milesdata -alone or youll pay

"I tink ye noo yir oon langweege too". It's nae Scots though. An gin ye're efter bein left alane, whit the deil, are ye daein postin here ? -- Derek Ross | News 15:53, 2 Apryle 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Derek. Ah've niver hud tae block a registered uiser afore, an Ah wisnae shuir at Ah wisnae overreactin or onyhin. Ah'll gie um wan mair chance. Bazza 16:23, 2 Apryle 2008 (UTC)

Stop ganging upe on us loulie users. Juist cos youse are mair powerful.

INSULT[eedit soorce]

I haf neuer been so insulted in mye life. I write good quality articles for youse in perfyct scottish (mye own langwage), ande youse insult me bi thrawing it in mye faice. That's the last time I ever helpe youse.

Stop deleting our articles. They are in perfyct Scottish.

so have i won the vote yet? --Milesdata 11:49, 28 Apryle 2008 (UTC)

Aye, ye won. Gien yir near-perfect uise ae Scots an yor guid manners, how cuid we no gie a guid numpty like yersel admin status? Bazza 14:36, 28 Apryle 2008 (UTC)


Uploadin soun clips[eedit soorce]

Bazza, nae dout ye kent ma total hamahudie wey wi technical maitters, sae I wes wunnerin gin I cuid send ye sum soun files tae upload tae the Lorimer airticle an the anes anent the Gospels. I hae been gied CDs o the recordins, an permission tae upload clips online (I can get ye a ref. fer that gin ye'r wantin ane fer the legal stuff). Cuid ye gie me yer email an I can send ye the files? Duncan Sneddon 16:38, 5 Mey 2008 (UTC)

Research "small" Wikipedias[eedit soorce]

Hello, I do a little research about Wikipedias in "small" or "weak" languages. If you would like to help me answering some questions, I would be grateful if you contact me by e-mail via mia user page.--Ziko 11:18, 15 Mey 2008 (UTC)

Re:Welcome[eedit soorce]

Awrite? Cheers fir the welcome man. Ah couldny un'erstaun a word ae it, an ahm fae Scotland! It'll tak a while tae git used tae it! ← κεηηε∂γ (talk) 18:19, 13 Juin 2008 (UTC)

Re:MediaWiki Eimage[eedit soorce]

Hiya. The logo on yir image is wrang. It shuid be:

Acause thochts wants tae be unthirlt

or mibbes just:

Acause thochts wants tae be free

Bazza 08:43, 17 Juin 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Bazza. A chynged it ti the seicont ane. A wis asteepin efter A first makkit it that whit thay ettle tae say in Inglis is mair sib ti 'free' nor 'unthirlt'. A ween the meanin is 'at naebody buist gie nae siller tae hae the wittins athin a Wikimedia project. --Infoferaw 20:06, 17 Juin 2008 (UTC)

Hi there![eedit soorce]

please see [1] and advise of any questions or concerns. ++Lar: t/c 02:58, 3 Julie 2008 (UTC)

User: It Is Me Here[eedit soorce]

Aye aye Bazza,

Please see ma collogue on en: here: en:User_talk:Mendor#Please_help_-_I_have_been_blocked_at_sco:

A canna see onie reason for blockin this chiel. Wis his blockin juist a mistak?

cheers, Mendor 22:20, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Feck, aye, sorry, Ah hink Ah wis haein a bad day wi the spam, and Ah wis a bittie over-eager. For a wee whilie we've had mair spam nor guid uisers, an it wis easy to juist block spammers. Mibbes Ah shuid stert giein warnins an that first - ask questions, THEN shoot... Bazza 08:57, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Eald Englisc[eedit soorce]

Greetings, I'm an American English-speaker who passionately learns and writes in Old English, and I was just wondering how well a Scots-speaker is able to understand Old English. I basically picked your user page at random for this. I will enter a small portion of an article I wrote about the computer game Diablo (from Blizzard Entertainment), just to see if you can pick up on it or not:

Standende in þǣm Cānduras rīċe þǣre ƿorulde þæs Friþhūses ("Sanctuary"), Dēofol hæfþ þone plēȝere ān anlīepe hæleðe ƿieldeþ, sƿā hē oþþe hēo fiehteþ tō cƿellenne Eȝes Hlāford. Under þǣm tūne Tristram, sīðeþ se plēȝere þurh sixtīene burgum tō feohtenne ætnīehstan Dēofol and his hildedēoflas.

In this text, simply replace ƿ with the modern letter w, and I'll assume that you should already recognize ȝ as being yogh.

Just message me back on my Uiser Collogue Page after you have read it. I'm interested in seeing the results! And keep up the good work. —Wōdenhelm 04:08, 28 Dizember 2008 (UTC)

A little help[eedit soorce]

Hi! I'm a Hungarian wiki-editor, my anme is Norbert. I'm very proud of my village, Ecser, and we have now 90 wiki-translations about it. Could you help me? Could you make a sco-wiki-version? As I saw, this language is beautiful :) You can use the English version of Ecser. Thank you: hu:User:Eino81

MediaWiki:Ipboptions[eedit soorce]

Hello Bazza, I removed this message, because it contained a bug (the English 'variables' were translated too, therefore the system did not know what the translation meant), if You wish to translate more of this message (or any other interface message), please be kindly invited to betawiki:, this message can be found here and it has a documentation how to avoid such bug.

If You don't have translator rights on betawiki yet, please create an account and an userpage and leave a message at betawiki:Betawiki:Translators (as described in betawiki:Translating:How to start), kind thanks and best regards, --birdy (:> )=| 18:06, 19 Februar 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[eedit soorce]

for helping me with Jordan GallandI did the English one ( mye own langwage) and I am giving it a go here because I like this language.

translation request[eedit soorce]

Greetings Bazza!Could I ask you to translate en:Qin Shi Huang(listed in 1000 vital articles) into Scots ?You may shorten it as possible to contain only the basic informations,one or two sentences are enough. If you want me to translate any article into Chinese or Vahcuengh,contact me without hesistation. Thank you very much!--Biŋhai

Translation of a short story[eedit soorce]

Hi my friend!

I would like to request something from you. Yes, translation. I hope, it's not a bad thing for you. Some years ago I wrote a (really) short story about a lonely man (actually symbolized the Saami nation). I translated into some languages and I thought, it would be great to have it more, like also in Scots :) I made this page, the English translation is somewhere there. You can put the Scots translation there. Thank you again! Sorry for my disturb... :( - hu:User:Eino81

Your reverts of my Edits[eedit soorce]

Do You have any reason for Your Reverts of my edits [2] and [3]? The Category:Bahá'í Faith exsists and is categorized in Category:Releegion. -- JCIV 08:07, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Aye. We dinna hae ony categories the nou for ilka releegion - juist the ae category. Sae Ah dinna hink it's a guid idea tae add them in fir Bahá'í. Gin we haed mair airticles, mebbes it wad be a guid tae dae somethin wi mair categories, likes. Bazza 11:29, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Excuse me, but I don't understand scots. Could you tell me the same in english, please? -- JCIV 14:28, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
Sure. We don't have categories just now for every religion - just the one "religion" category. So I don't think it's a good idea to add them in for Bahá'í. If we had more articles on religion, then maybe it would be good to add more categories. We're only a small wikipedia just now, and the levels of categorisation on the English version just aren't relevant here. Bazza 16:31, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
Two Articles are not enough for an own category? I saw also categories with one article like Category:Jainism, three articles like Category:Judaism and with five articles like Category:Islam. I don't understand why we can't do the same with Category:Bahá'í Faith? -- JCIV 16:50, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
To be honest, I'm not fussed. I don't think we really have a sensible categorisation system in place, so you know, if you want to edit the categories for religions, I'm not that bothered. Bazza 17:06, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm sure, that someone will write more articles for this category like Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. If you agree, I will categorized both articles in Category:Bahá'í Faith once again. -- JCIV 17:55, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Main page[eedit soorce]

Bazza,

Gettin Startit on the main page shoud be Gettin Stairtit or aiblins Yokin Tae. A thocht mebbes it wad be better tae airt the subjects tae the main category page raither nor the airticle. Thon wey fowk sees straucht awa whit airticles thare is anent the subject. Ilka main cateory page wad mebbes need a wee paragraph anent the subject on it, expoundin that mair anent the subject can be fund ablo in amang aw the pages in thon category. Jimmy 09:53, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

thanks fer explainin "bear the gree"[eedit soorce]

Hello Bazza and thanks for the welcome and lingueestic advice (a dinnae ken whaur a got the notion o beaqr the gree but it shows ye how they should teach Scots graimmar in scuils. Seamusalba 12:03, 2 Dizember 2009 (UTC)


Ps, could ye tak a keek at the airticle owe Arabic

http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic as ye cannae see the words underneath the info aboo whaurs its spaken. cheers Seamusalba 12:06, 2 Dizember 2009 (UTC)

Whit's wrang wi the page? It luiks aricht tae me. A wee bittie smaw, mebbies... Bazza 14:06, 2 Dizember 2009 (UTC)

maybe its my browser but the details about where its spoken etc are overlayed over the text and you cant see the first couple of paragraphs. (out of practise with Scots at the moment sorry) Seamusalba 12:13, 3 Dizember 2009 (UTC)

it WAS ma brouser! It luiks different gin ye uise Firefox than wae internet Explorer (ie ye can read aw the text). Seamusalba 21:46, 8 Dizember 2009 (UTC)

Blocking policy[eedit soorce]

Hi! I spend most of my time on the sco wiki deleting silly pages and blocking vandals. Is there an agreed blocking policy on this wiki, or is it just up to which ever admin sees the act first? Thanks, --Île flottant 12:24, 2 Dizember 2009 (UTC)

No, we don't have an agreed policy. I just delete and block in what I hope is an appropriate way. You seem to be doing OK, and I have no complaints. Bazza 14:08, 2 Dizember 2009 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. --Île flottant 17:22, 2 Dizember 2009 (UTC)

vandal account[eedit soorce]

Could you please deal with Special:Contributions/Wekki? :) Thank you, --Thogo 13:12, 12 Januar 2010 (UTC)

Vandal accoont[eedit soorce]

The uisers 94.187.32.1 an 193.63.62.188 must be blockit permantly.98.255.196.104 14:45, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Article requests[eedit soorce]

Hi! Are you interested in doing another article request?

BMI Regional is based in Aberdeen. The English article is en:BMI Regional - Would you be interested in writing an article about it? Loganair (en:Loganair) would be another good idea, since it's based in Glasgow WhisperToMe (talk) 16:22, 1 Mairch 2012 (UTC)

Your admin status[eedit soorce]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

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