User talk:Iacovibus

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Gabriela 20:57, July 3, 2007 (PDT)

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Greetings Iacovibus!

I would be very happy to set up a Macedonian OrthodoxWiki for you. Please read our localization guidelines at OrthodoxWiki:Localization. If you are willing to translate some of our core documents, and especially accept our copyright policy and our understanding NPOV and editorial tone, I will go ahead and create the site for you. I would take care of the technical end of things -- hosting, software, extensions, spam prevention, and so on -- and you would be able to focus on content and editing. How does this sound?

Yours in Christ,

FrJohn (talk) 07:18, July 16, 2007 (PDT)

That would be excellent. Since I have participated on the localization of the Macedonian Wikipedia, I think that I'll manage the translation of the core documents well. Thank you for giving me chance for improving the condition with Orthodox electronic content on the web in general, and Orthodox electronic content in Macedonian language, in particular. I hope that with God's help, this will be a successful story. Thank you again, and may God be with all of us!
In Christ,
Iacovibus 08:49, July 16, 2007 (PDT)


I'm glad to hear of your experience on Wikipedia. I've set up and given you admin status. A few notes here -- extensions are shared among all wikis. Interwiki links are also set in common -- don't spend time updating these through the special pages interface since your changes will be lost. You can let me know if you want anything added or changed. Also, let me know what the name of the copyright page should be, as well as the "OrthodoxWiki" namespace, and I'll fix that setting. You might wish to modify the logo, like or has done. Finally, keep in mind that accounts created at EN can be used on all sites, and that images hosted at can likewise be used at all sites. In time, will become a central place for meta discussion -- for now it's just beginning. I'll also send you an invite to the sysop group (which email is best?). Let me know if you need anything else -- I'm very happy to see this happening.

Yours in Christ,

FrJohn (talk) 14:16, July 17, 2007 (PDT)

I've just started working on the mk. localization of OrthodoxWiki. I'll work to translate and set up the core documents as soon as possible.
I've joined the group, too (from my yahoo account, but redirect the mail to my primary, gmail account). As for now, the Macedonian logo will remain same. The name for the copyright page is Авторски права (in Cyrilic). Concerning the namespace, it would be: Православна-енциклопедија. Again, thank you for the opportunity and support.
In Christ,
Iacovibus 08:56, July 18, 2007 (PDT)
I've made these changes - let me know if you need anything else! — FrJohn (talk) 10:05, July 18, 2007 (PDT)
Thank you, father. As you can see, the process of localization is going on. I have two things to ask.
  • First of all, can you change the language in the sidebar and the footer? Can Privacy Policy for example be written in Macedonian, as Заштита на личните податоци? And so on... This also implies that in the sidebar, the Navigation toolbox will be Навигација, interaction will become Интеракција and so on... This is mostly because some of the future contributors might have superficial or even zero knowledge of English, and the navigation process could be difficult for them. If it is possible, I will give you the translated words that should replace the current ones.
  • Then, (and this is connected with the previous one), can you add Трпеза (trapeza in English) link in the interaction part of the sidebar?
Also, I am interested about the number of administrators/sysop that one wiki should have. Because in these first stages, I think that it would be appropriate to have one more administrator in the Macedonian version and I strongly recommend that you give a sysop status to Taneski, already registered user. His efficency in maintenance and contributions would be greater in that case.
Yours in Christ,
Iacovibus 15:34, July 24, 2007 (PDT)

I'm not sure which sysop permissions are required, but you should be able to edit the navigation bar by editing mk:МедијаВики:Sidebar. (See MediaWiki:Sidebar for our customized English example.) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 18:02, July 24, 2007 (PDT)

Thank you father,
I just realized that I had a problem with my browser; the sidebars were written in Macedonian when whatching the site with Opera, while due to some cache issues, when viewing it with Firefox - those fields remained in English.
In Christ,
Iacovibus 12:34, July 25, 2007 (PDT)


In All Messages Special Page there is a section, or message if you prefer called edittols. You simply put the code inside and save.--Kalogeropoulos 15:43, October 19, 2007 (PDT)