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Shí Wikipedia, njikotá édémédé nke onyobulạ
Life is priceless and I am living that notion.

Igbo: A bụ mụ Uzoma Ozurumba. Nwa afọ Igbo n'agbali isu asụsụ Igbo. Ugbua, Wikimedia e mehe lara mụ ụzọ ide asụsụ Igbo. Unu e mela.

English: I am Uzoma Ozurumba. I am an Igbo woman from the eastern part of Nigeria. I love speaking Igbo language at every opportunity I get. Wikimedia has given me an amazing opportunity to express myself in Igbo language and I am loving it!

I'll lend a hand on the IG WP

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Dear Uzoma, I'm glad to meet you and expand my Africa horizons. Following your lead, today I made my first edit in the IG WP project. Then I went to do helpful "Wikignome-work" (kind of housekeeping, fixing red links): under Ngwa Orü (lefthand column of navigation links), Lé imé Wikipedia nkà > Maintenance reports > Pages not connected to items. You won't see it here; the work is in Wikidata connecting these Template pages to their item there by matching the English text. There were 319 unconnected template pages when I started, so each time I visit here I'll do a few more. This frees up the precious time of Igbo-speaking contributors like you! Let's keep in touch. -- Deborahjay (talk) 20:26, 12 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)

Hi Deborahjay thank you for the edit, this will make Igbo Wikipedia a lot better. One thing I would point out is that most of the diacritical marks used in the Igbo Wikipedia interface are not for Igbo language. So this at times makes it difficult to understand the interface/tools. For instance "Ngwa Orü"(on the left-hand column)the diacritical mark is not correct, it is supposed to be "Ngwa Orụ". In fact, all the diacritical marks are wrong. Having said the above, am just hoping that you can do something about it since your contributions are backend.
Once again, I am happy you reached out! --Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 03:50, 15 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)
I have some understanding of the interface translation mechanism, but will leave that for later. There's plenty for me to do at present, as you'll see. Be in touch! -- Deborahjay (talk) 19:26, 18 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)
No problem Deborahjay, please take your time. Thank you.
--Uzoma 20:39, 18 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate topic needs a Merge to one page

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Please note these duplicate pages that require your attention:

I think any unique content from the earlier page must be included in the newer one, and a Merge of the two so that the earlier will be a REDIRECT page to a single article. I described this on Okwu:Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme#Earlier version of page. Also: which page title does the IG WP style standard prefer: with or without diacritical marks? I'l watch for your reply. -- Deborahjay (talk) 19:39, 18 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)

Hi Deborahjay, I think the one without diacritical marks is better since it is a person's name.

--Uzoma 20:36, 18 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)

Translation request

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Hello! May I ask you for a translation of the phrase Automatic refresh into Igbo? Thanks -XQV- (talk) 18:30, 20 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)

Hi -XQV-, Automatic refresh is Weghachite na-akpaghị aka. Well done! Uzoma 20:09, 20 Ọnwaìsiì 2018 (UTC)

Another page merge needed

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Hello, Uzoma! Please see Okwu ọbanife:Ceslause#Two pages for Nkechi Nwaogu. I tried to explain in English what's needed, and added that perhaps you might help...! Thank you. -- Deborahjay (talk) 07:34, 29 Ọnwaàsaà 2018 (UTC)

Hi Deborahjay, I have looked at the two pages and the old is incomplete while the recent is complete. Also, I would say that the recent captured all useful content so there is nothing to move from the old. Thank you so much for all your support to improve Igbo Wikipedia. --Uzoma 19:29, 29 Ọnwaàsaà 2018 (UTC)
Action taken based on your advice - Keep up the excellent work! -- Deborahjay (talk) 10:40, 30 Ọnwaàsaà 2018 (UTC)

New to Igbo Wikipedia

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Hello 👋, Uzoma, I am new here but I have many strategic logic that I could be of help, though I don't speak or understand Igbo language, being Hausa man, most of my edits are in Hausa and English Wikipedia, I have checked you on twitter and I find out that we have something in common (Architecture), I will like to be in torch with you, I run the user 👥 group (Hausa Wikimedian Usergroup) so I follow you, if never mind I will follow you with my personal account, to share Wikipedia experience. --Anass-kokoTalk 13:56, 17 Ọnwaìse 2020 (UTC)

Hello User:Anasskoko,

Thank you for contacting me, it is good to know that Architecture and Wikimedia is binding us together. I will also keep in touch and share experiences as well.

Thank you.

--Uzoma 23:20, 17 Ọnwaìse 2020 (UTC)

Invitation to participate in the upcoming WPWP Campaign

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Hello Wikipedians,

This is to invite you to join the WPWP Campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign will run from 1st July 2020 to 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 21:32, 18 Ọnwaìsiì 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for helping to create the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations

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Wikimedia 2030 Celebration Image Wikimedia 2030
Your work to organize the Igbo Wikimedians User Group strategy salons helped gather important community feedback and perspectives that shaped the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Recommendations! Thank you very much for everything you've done to create our Movement's future. --KStineRowe (WMF) (talk) 18:44, 22 Ọnwaìsiì 2020 (UTC)

Keep geography pages

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Greetings, Uzoma! See what I just did on the Malaysia page. I wrote a brief explanation in the Edit summary for all to see, but am here anyway to say hello and wish you all the best! -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 14:45, 16 Ọnwaàsaà 2020 (UTC)

--Hi Deborahjay Greetings to you too and thank you for you edit on the Malaysia page, it is a good idea to make it a stub for later improvement, I did not think of that. Thanks.
--Uzoma 14:56, 16 Ọnwaàsaà 2020 (UTC)

Merge of duplicate bio pages

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Greetings, Uzoma! I see these pages still need merging:

I wrote a suggestion on Okwu:Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme. Feel free to contact me for consultation if you wish. -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 11:21, 18 Ọnwaàsaà 2020 (UTC)

Creating new templates

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Greetings, dear Uzoma! About our correspondence on Okwu:Home security systems -- I must apologize for writing without asking you: do you know how to import a Template? Just because I don't, perhaps you do! I won't enquire any further with outside channels till this is clear. Cheers! -- Deborahjay (talk) 12:23, 22 Ọnwaìtoolu 2020 (UTC)

-Hello Deborahjay!
Thank you for your prompt reply. I don't know how to import a template and sorry I assumed you know because I meant to ask you about importing template in my previous question.
--Uzoma 12:37, 22 Ọnwaìtoolu 2020 (UTC)
I'm fine with the query - this will be valuable to add to my "virtual toolkit" (WP skills set). Besides "Citation needed" I've identified several additional useful templates (e.g. "Template:Translated page") as missing from the small WPs I follow in African languages where there's no Administrator and few active editors, most of whom are quite new. Watch for updates! -- Deborahjay (talk) 13:29, 22 Ọnwaìtoolu 2020 (UTC)
Update - I'm not progressing well on this matter. See today, Okwu àtụ:Infobox person#Syntax error. In fact, I've found several existing problems:
  • Templates missing content
  • The same template with a name in Igbo and a name in English, for the same purpose
I've seen several veteran users have created some of these pages in the past. Are you able to get in contact with Ọbanife:Ukabia and Ọbanife:Tochiprecious? I believe they're both speakers of Igbo. Perhaps they have the expertise needed to fix existing problems and add new (missing) templates. Meanwhile, I'll limit myself to working only on familiar actions, and I'll watch for developments. -- Deborahjay (talk) 11:05, 29 Ọnwaìtoolu 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much Deborahjay for all the effort and help so far. I will try to contact Ukabia or any other person for help.

Best regards,
--Uzoma 13:25, 29 Ọnwaìtoolu 2020 (UTC)

You can export pages on any wiki by going to Special:Export. You have to click the "include templates" box if you are exporting a template. To import, you can do so at Ihü_kárírí:BàÍfé if you're an administrator. Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 14:19, 10 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Magic citations

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Hello, teammate! Would the Igbo Wikipedia like to have citation templates? I can ask one of the devs to help, if you all want them. It can make it easier to add a reference. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 22:08, 12 Ọnwaàbụọ 2021 (UTC)

Hi Whatamidoing (WMF)! Yes, we want it, @Oby and @Tochi I believe having the citation templates will help us a lot. Thank you for offering to help us. We appreciate it. Uzoma 19:40, 14 Ọnwaàbụọ 2021 (UTC)

Hello Whatamidoing (WMF)! Yes, we will appreciate it, @Ụzọ Yes having the citation templates will help us a lot. Thank you. Tochiprecious (talk) 21:44, 14 Ọnwaàbụọ 2021 (UTC)

@Mvolz (WMF), we would very much appreciate it, if you could help us. I'll make a phab: task for this request. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:30, 15 Ọnwaàbụọ 2021 (UTC)
The Phab task is phab:T274813. There are requests from several other Wikipedias, so it might take a long time. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:40, 15 Ọnwaàbụọ 2021 (UTC)
This is now enabled - please have a look, and do let me know if there are any problems with it! Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 16:13, 26 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)


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Hi, the first thing we need to do is add template data to your citation templates. I have found:

Let me know if you have other templates I don't know about... these are old ones that were imported from English Wikipedia but don't seem to be used.

I've added some basic template data already to those using the "autopopulate" method, but it needs to be translated into Igbo. There are some directions on how to edit template data here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:TemplateData#TemplateData_editor_method - but basically if you go to the template and find the "edit templatedata" link above in the source editor, it will take you the template data editor. I might try using Google translate on a few of them so my apologies ahead of time and please do fix any errors :). Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 10:20, 10 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Hello Mvolz (WMF), Thank you so much for the work and the translations; I have fixed some of the errors but they weren't much.:)Uzoma 21:12, 14 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Config messages

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These config messages also need to be translated, right now they say "website", "book" etc. Mvolz (WMF) (talk) 14:13, 10 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Done. Thanks again Mvolz (WMF). Also, thank you Whatamidoing! Uzoma 21:18, 14 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Happy International Women's Day

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Dear Uzoma - while I'm looking for a translator from English to Hebrew (which is "not my direction") for the Inuka texts, I realized it's been some time since I've visited the Igbo Wikipedia. So you'll see in today's activity (Mgbánwè ógè nso) how I've touched base here. Hoping all's well with you, and wishing you success in all you do. Deborahjay (talk) 14:54, 8 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Hello Deborahjay,

Yes! I can see your activities. All is well with me and I am trusting that you are doing great too. Thank you so much for all your contributions in Igbo Wikipedia, we do appreciate it. Take care! Uzoma 06:43, 11 Ọnwaàtọ 2021 (UTC)

Admin discussions posted

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Uzoma, thank you for kindly reminding me about this. You can see how to post them at m:Steward requests/Permissions#Administrator access (diff). If there is another elected candidate, then just copy the ===Sub-section=== and the sr-request template, and change the username (in two places) and the link to make a new request for the next person.

💚🤍💚 WhatamIdoing (kwuo) 05:44, 26 Ọnwa mbụ 2022 (UTC)

Hello WhatamIdoing,
Thank you so much for the help and pointing me in the right direction. I will do the needful if we have another elected candidate. Uzoma 20:03, 30 Ọnwa mbụ 2022 (UTC)