User talk:Nathan Yergler

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Hey Nathan. It's good practice to check up on double redirects after you move pages on MediaWikis. I'll fix it right now.

By the way, do you know what happened to the Monobook skin? I don't want to use CC or CC4 since a lot of MediaWiki links I'm used aren't around. But the current MediaWiki classic skin that I'm forced to use doesn't make me very happy (i.e. less likely to edit ;) guaka 18:41, 3 October 2007 (EDT)

Pages to delete

I noticed you've done some deletions recently, according to the log, so I thought I'd notify you of some more pages that need that treatment. You can find them in Category:Pages to be deleted (which I just created). Thanks! JesseWeinstein 00:39, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for doing those; I've found (and I'm going to find) a few more now. JesseWeinstein 02:01, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
There seem to be a number of pages that end with ".php", all of which are some kind of attempted exploit, and should be deleted. JesseWeinstein 02:25, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for doing those. I'll go find another batch now. ;-) JesseWeinstein 18:40, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

OK, next batch queued up. And the ones on Special:Prefixindex/Content Curators/ and Special:Prefixindex/Cchost/, too. JesseWeinstein 18:51, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

User to block

And we've got our first visible spammer, Special:Contributions/Famke. Zap 'em, please. JesseWeinstein 04:39, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

And two more (one from a while back, one recent): Special:Contributions/Charlesking (back on the 11th) and Special:Contributions/Iogan (today). JesseWeinstein 08:11, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

SpamBlacklist disabled?

It appears that the SpamBlacklist extension was disabled; this does not seem like a good choice. In a desperate attempt to halt or at least slow down the flow of spam we've been getting, I did add .com (and I've now added all the GTLDs) to the blacklist (see my message to Mike for more details), but it would have been better to leave the extension enabled and just remove the .com entries from MediaWiki:Spam-blacklist. I left a phone message with Bonnie, hopefully we can get this resolved sooner rather than later, as the tide of crap is rising fast. Thanks for your prompt attention. JesseWeinstein 17:48, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Check on this

Special:Contributions/Beasia -- uploaded a number of PDFs, which I didn't feel like looking into, so I'm leaving it here instead. JesseWeinstein 02:22, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Jesse; deleted + blocked.

Hi! Is it your idea Attribution Helper Browser Extension? Where we can discuss it? My e-mail is

Another one to check

Another set of PDFs to check over: -- JesseWeinstein 21:20, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Note on Translate about Transifex

Hi Nathan, I added this note:

Creative Commons is currently transfering the management of translations for our web site and open source software projects from Pootle to Transifex. During this process, the references to Pootle and related materials in this page are out of date.

at the top of Pt:Tradução, the translation of Translate. Perhaps we can consider something similar for the en version. Hamilton Abreu 10:38, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Varnish cache server

Hi Nathan, in the last two-three days I've been getting this error more and more frequently:

Error 503 Service Unavailable
Service Unavailable
Guru Meditation:
XID: 545698795
Varnish cache server

One has to wait a considerable amount of seconds for pages to load and save, then suddenly it improves, then goes back to being slow. Trying to understand it, I came across this answer which seems to indicate that Varnish keeps timing out, while connecting to the backend server, or waiting for bytes to be sent. Do you know what is going on with the backend server? Unusual loads? Anything that can be fixed? Thanks. -- Hamilton Abreu 21:29, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

I no longer work for CC, but will pass this along to Nathan Kinkade. --Nathan 21:41, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't know that. Please ignore the following request, then. No need to pass it on. I'll contact Nathan directly. Many thanks. -- Hamilton Abreu 22:12, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Enabling properties

One more request (see previous request above, created earlier today). Could you please enable semantic links for the "Template:" namespace? You can see in namespaces with semantic links enabled what needs to be changed:

NS_TEMPLATE => true,

I believe you're going to turn your nose at this, but:

  • Template translations should follow the same translation scheme as all other namespaces. There is no reason not to do it, as far as I am aware.
  • This is necessary in order to create templates that don't require translation. I must be able to discover programatically what translated template corresponds to an existing English template. For example, I've created Template:Messages for user interface messages. The pt version of it is in Template:Pt:Mensagens. A template which is used in a "Pt:xxxx" page can print the appropriate Pt: message using {{Translation of|Template:Messages}}. Well, this last template works for other namespaces but does not work for the "Template:" namespace, because semantic links are disabled by default.

Thanks, Hamilton Abreu 22:10, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't have a problem enabling the properties, havne't thought about translated templates enough to weigh in on that. That said, it's no longer my call; talk to Kinkade. --Nathan 22:12, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Yep. Thanks Nathan. -- Hamilton Abreu 22:13, 21 April 2011 (UTC)