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Japanese translation for Wikipedia:Notice on the National Museum ?[編集]

Sadly a fire decimated the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. The Portuguese Wikipedia community therefore started a campaign for people who have visited the museum to submit photographs of the collection to the Wikimedia Commons.

The original site notice is here: pt:Wikipédia:Comunicado_sobre_o_Museu_Nacional. I created an English translation here: pt:Wikipédia:Comunicado_sobre_o_Museu_Nacional/en.

I am aware Sao Paulo has a large Japanese community, and Rio de Janeiro and Manaus also have some Japanese expatriates. If anyone is interested, please create a Japanese translation at pt:Wikipédia:Comunicado_sobre_o_Museu_Nacional/ja. Thank you! WhisperToMe会話) 2018年9月6日 (木) 09:13 (UTC)

Hi WhisperToMe. Now translation in Japanese is ready. pt:Wikipédia:Comunicado_sobre_o_Museu_Nacional/ja --Uiweo会話) 2019年7月15日 (月) 07:42 (UTC)

Help with a project[編集]

I am initiating ​​a project to record the name of my language in all the languages ​​present in Wikipedia. First, I encourage you to create / improve the article on the Asturian language and, on the other hand, to help me in my project I would need a man and a woman to record how it is said in your language: Asturian . Thanks in advance. - Vsuarezp会話) 2018年11月15日 (木) 21:03 (UTC)

Wikimedia Sustainability Initiative[編集]

Checkmark この節の議論は終了しており、過去ログ化してかまわないと思います。そうでないとお思いの方は、ご自由にこのテンプレートを消して発言をつづけてください。Uiweo会話) 2019年7月14日 (日) 19:55 (UTC)

Hi all. Please help us to translate Sustainability Initiative on meta in your language and add your name to the list of supporters to show your commitment to environment protection. Let's spread the word! Kind regards, --Daniele Pugliesi会話) 2018年11月28日 (水) 16:50 (UTC)

I added the translation in Japanese. --Uiweo会話) 2019年3月14日 (木) 06:54 (UTC)

Possible duplicates[編集]

Hello! We noticed on Wikidata that you have two articles about “flash fiction”: ショートショート and フラッシュフィクション. Could you please check them and tell us what are the differences? Thanks in advance! Bencemac会話) 2019年4月14日 (日) 13:53 (UTC)

Could somebody take a look? Bencemac会話) 2019年5月19日 (日) 08:13 (UTC)
@Bencemac: Sorry for late response. フラッシュフィクション is the direct transpriction to katakana character of "flash fiction". ショートショート means "short short story" and it is still more popular name in Japan.--Jishinni (talk) 2019年5月24日 (金) 13:56 (UTC)
@Jishinni: So if I understand correctly, these articles are about two different subjects, aren't they? If yes, we do not have to merge them and my question is answered. Bencemac会話) 2019年5月24日 (金) 14:25 (UTC)
@Bencemac: I think we do not distinguish them exactly and the difference is vague in Japanese, so I am not sure they are different subjects. Perhaps we should merge フラッシュフィクション with ショートショート in Japanese Wikipedia because フラッシュフィクション is a substub. Sorry for unclear answer. --Jishinni (talk) 2019年5月24日 (金) 14:55 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer! Merge them if you think that necessary. Regards, Bencemac会話) 2019年5月25日 (土) 11:14 (UTC)


I want to give my opinion (but I can't because I don't know much Japanese, and when I tried to edit it was reverted back...) about the articles about Emperor Akihito (上皇明仁) and Prince Hisahito (悠仁親王), because there are a very long family tree that is not necessary in my opinion (上皇明仁#オルターナティブ形式悠仁親王#familytree形式). The reason is simple - it's from 皇室の系図一覧#familytree形式 and not everyone is interested about it; plus, why would we need it if 徳仁, 秋篠宮文仁親王 or any other emperors don't even include the family tree? - George6VI会話) 2019年6月6日 (木) 09:50 (UTC)

Please consider updating a link on the front page[編集]

I just wandering around in different editions of Wikipedias. I found this broken link [[1]] by the following text "ご理解・ご協力". Please conciser changing it. Thank you very much. Worra Mait Kosit会話) 2019年6月10日 (月) 07:14 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I've made a note at the main page talk page (ノート:メインページ#寄付ページのリンク切れ). --朝彦会話) 2019年7月17日 (水) 08:44 (UTC)

Merge 方向幕 with 行先標[編集]

I think that these articles 方向幕 and 行先標 on Japanese Wikipedia should be merged. I will explain how I found out about them. First, I was looking at the "Destination Sign" article on Wikipedia but I wanted to see the Chinese article (just because I sometimes like looking at it and know a bit of Chinese. But I still have better English than Chinese skills) but saw there was no Chinese version linked. Now, because I was curious I tried to click another language version to see what it looked like (I think it was the Japanese version. I don't speak Japanese). It turned out that not only was there a Chinese version linked, there was also 3 other languages versions linked that the English version doesn't link to. So I went on Wikidata and wanted to add links to 4 language corresponding pages (Danish, German, Dutch, Chinese) to the English wiki page "Destination sign" but couldn't because they are already linked to "Destination Sign" (with the S in Sign in capitals, which isn't a Wikipedia page currently). So I requested for the "Destination Sign" (capital S in Sign) to be deleted in Wikidata. But I was told that the Japanese articles must be merged first and got sent a link here and was told to ask for help here. I looked at the two different Japanese pages using Google Translate, and they look like they can be merged. Can someone please help me with requesting the pages to be merged? Thank you very much! (As I mentioned above, I don't speak Japanese. I speak English and some Chinese) Hkbusfan会話) 2019年6月25日 (火) 07:44 (UTC)

Please see wikidata:Wikidata:Requests_for_deletions#Q2164022 and 方向幕 (Q2164022)/行先票 (Q389719). Thanks for the help! Bencemac会話) 2019年6月27日 (木) 18:01 (UTC)

Request Information on Long-Term Abuse[編集]

Hello! Thai Wikipedia are experiencing the surge of creation of Japanese footballers articles. I discovered that the account used (利用者:忍者小僧会話 / 投稿記録) is related to the sockpuppet known as "San". What I understand is that the user uses the sockpuppet to evade the block, attack other users, and engaged in other disruptive behavior (based on my interpretation the content via Google Translate). I also understand that there are multiple Requests for Deletion, in which some (this one on 20 June 2019) was closed as "Keep", while other are being discussed and is likely to be deleted due to it being created by the sockpuppet. I would be appreciated if anyone could confirm my understanding and/or provide better information on this issue in order to allow me to process with Thai Wikipedia. Thank you. --G(x)会話) 2019年7月19日 (金) 13:33 (UTC)