Braw that ye're here Fixer88! Walcome tae the Wikipædia in Scots: the first encyclopædia in the Scots leid!

Guid tae see ye. Some gibbles ye'll find uissfu:

  • Gin ye are interestit in writin airticles we bid ye hae a read o wir page anent writin Scots. Ye micht aiblins find thir dictionars helpfu.
  • Hou tae gang aboot editin an stairtin airticles is expoondit on the Lessons page. Whaur ye'll find whitwey tae edit, an mair.
  • For tae caw the crack anent the technical wirkins o the Wikipædia gang tae the Mercat Cross.
  • Bi gaun throu the Wikipedia:Commonty Yett ye'll can find aw kin kynd o wittins adae wi uisin an contreebutin tae the Wikipædia.
  • For tae hae a sey shottie, veesit oor Saundpit

Dinna haud yer wheesht, haud yer ain!

Avicennasis 21:33, 14 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Scots eedit

Hello! A see ye hae eikit a greit amoont o airticles, for 'at A thank ye gey much. Thanks. A see that ye are interestit in the Basque leid, A dinnæ ken onything aboot it, but, as ye kan see on ma profile, A'm o French ascendancy an A speak French (that's ma mither tongue), sae, gin ye want ony help aboot French leids/things, A'm here! A'm cuirious aboot hou were ye introducit in tae Scots. For maself, A'm gane intae Scots syne hearin Ewan MacColl. Sae muckle greitness in a sae little countrie, A hae fallen in luv wi'it. Syne that, A hae daen a lot o owersetins, maistly poetic, an A did som airticles for this Wikipedia. A howp ye'll gie a haund tae Scots commonty an warld, yers aye, --Rabbie Barns 20:31, 26 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Scots eedit


A see ye hae eikit a greit amoont o airticles, for 'at A thank ye gey much. Thanks. A see that ye are interestit in the Basque leid, A dinnæ ken onything aboot it, but, as ye kan see on ma profile, A'm o French ascendancy an A speak French (that's ma mither tongue), sae, gin ye want ony help aboot French leids/things, A'm here! A'm cuirious aboot hou were ye introducit in tae Scots. For maself, A'm gane intae Scots syne hearin Ewan MacColl. Sae muckle greitness in a sae little countrie, A hae fallen in luv wi'it. Syne that, A hae daen a lot o owersetins, maistly poetic, an A did som airticles for this Wikipedia.
A howp ye'll gie a haund tae Scots commonty an warld,
yers aye,
--Rabbie Barns 20:32, 26 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Translation eedit

Hello. Could you translate some words to help with localization of your Wikipedia?

  • Robot -
  • Adding -
  • Modifying -
  • Removing -

Thank you! Hugo.arg 18:22, 2 Februar 2011 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Redirects eedit

Hi Fixer88, you can also create redirects directly by typing #REDIRECT [[target page name]]. No need to move pages back and forth :-) --MF-Warburg (talk) 22:41, 19 Mey 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Why so mysterious? eedit

I like your work regardless, Varlaam (talk) 21:31, 26 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Scots conventions will be UK conventions eedit

Although we may learn Scots to a greater or lesser extent, the native speakers are in the UK.
Scots is not an international language as English is.
English has 5 spelling standards: 2 UK, 2 Canadian, and 1 US.
The word "centre" is spelled "centre" in 4 of the 5 systems.
Therefore the "Scots" we are writing should conform to UK norms. So that implies: centre, manoeuvre, honour, colour, neighbour, traveller. For a Canadian, none of those represent a challenge.

Kerb. North Americans spell that "curb". Annexe, furore, axe. Americans tend to omit the final "e".
Practice is the noun; practise is the verb. Scots language probably conforms to that. Defence, offence, licence, pretence. The US likes -ense for those.

Punctuation. North America uses double " first and single ' second. The UK is the opposite.
Periods and commas with quotation marks. US goes for aesthetics; UK goes for logic. Canada officially favours US usage; I favour UK personally.

to omit the final "e".

In my earlier sentence, the period is logical -- "e". -- and that is the UK style. The US prefers to make it pretty -- "e." -- by putting the period inside, even though that makes no logical sense whatsoever.
So if we write Scots, we need to follow the UK's rules. Varlaam (talk) 22:07, 26 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

"Roond" errors eedit

Those "roond" errors which were appearing in infoboxes everywhere beside Densitie were caused by translating the arithmetic operator keyword "round" into Scots in Template:Infobox settlement/permi2km2.
Varlaam (talk) 19:48, 3 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Venezuela(e) eedit

Would you use -a or -ae if you created the article today? Varlaam (talk) 04:18, 6 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí eedit

That is one of my favourite cities in Mexico. It was very nice, and needs a repeat visit.
Are you planning your trip to Mexico yet? You know who to ask for tips.
Cheers, Varlaam (talk) 19:03, 19 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Broken record / Disco roto eedit

(Yo sé que eres cansado de "ayuda" de mí, pero ...)
You are the biggest contributor around here, both in terms of articles created and bytes set up.
I know that.
But will it be obvious to anyone else?
I think you deserve the credit you have earned by the contributions you have made. But as long as you have your split personality, there is no straightforward way for anyone else to do the math.
Sure, I can vouch for you, but it would be easier if someone could simply run the stats, and see, Oh yeah, this guy is a major player around here.
I wish you would just stick to Fixer and rack up your points here.
It bothers me that my tally exceeds yours, because I know that that is a totally and utterly false picture. It's a lie, and I don't like lies.
You have done way more work than me, so I would prefer to see your numbers better reflect that reality.
¿Qué dices? Varlaam (talk) 02:38, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Yer first o monie eedit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For yer strang but unheraldit contreibutions tae biggin oor encyclopaedie in Scots.
Varlaam (talk) 03:11, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

An a seicont starn for ye eedit

  The Rosetta Stane Barnstar
For aw o yer guid warks in a leid whilk isna yer mither tongue.
Varlaam (talk) 03:29, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Moving talk pages eedit

That should happen automatically, as a side effect. You shouldn't have to waste your time doing it explicitly.
I don't think I am having a problem with that.
If you are, you should raise the issue with Avi.
Varlaam (talk) 02:56, 28 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

... moved page Saunt Andras to Saunt Aundraes eedit

If the Scots were happy with the old spelling, why are we changing it? Varlaam (talk) 20:00, 1 Dizember 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations eedit

Your decorations for services to Wikipedia:

Veteran Editor II
(Scots alone)
Veteran Editor IV

You are too modest to assign these to yourself. Consider the Veteran IV to be an early Christmas present.
Except for the time constraint, on contributions alone, you are a Senior Editor.
Thank you, Varlaam (talk) 23:27, 13 Dizember 2012 (UTC)

Merry Christmas, Fixer eedit

You are also invited to cast a vote on the Mendor issue.
Varlaam (talk) 14:07, 25 Dizember 2012 (UTC)

Californie an Georgie, but Pennsylvania an Virginia eedit

A'm thinkin conseestencee is wantin.
Placenames is yer wee bairn.

Sooth Carolina but West Virginia.
Wast Virginie, mebbe? Varlaam (talk) 05:47, 31 Dizember 2012 (UTC)

Mendor eedit

You wrote most of this project, so it is appropriate to hear your opinion.
It may be expressed here.
Happy New Year, Varlaam (talk) 14:57, 2 Januar 2013 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Georgie eedit

(in Inglis) I am thinking that the way we handle countries and subnational units are completely different.
So all we really need to say is:

  • Category:Georgie fowk (like Armenie)
  • Category:Fowk frae Georgie (like Florida)

Seem reasonable?
And I think I'm going to rename Pa., Va., and W. Va.
  Varlaam (talk) 00:32, 4 Januar 2013 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Oor readership eedit

A'm thinkin that we can impruive wir nummer o viewers bi haein mair content that isna in Inglis.
A juist makkit a airticle translatit fae German.
Aiblins ye forby coud mak mair airticles fae Spainyie?
Practisin yer Spainyie an yer Scots thegither, richt?
An than nae body can chynge yer wirds back intae Inglis as thay aye dae the nou. ;-) Varlaam (talk) 18:25, 12 Januar 2013 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Acause o ma wirk on Sun Creator, A'v seen that ye'r daein this the nou wi yer muisicker airticles, richt?
Braw wirk.
A'v a idea. A wish tae mak a categorie tae airt aw wir byordinar airticles thegither. Sae A jalouse at a guid name micht be Category:[Airticles] nae in Inglis, or the like. Than oor readers can find aw o thaim. Whit say ye?
Varlaam (talk) 17:32, 18 Januar 2013 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

That whole voting thang eedit

Pro or con, it doesn't matter. Does not matter.
What does matter is that it's on a timer. If there is no resolution soon, the process must be repeated.
Varlaam (talk) 17:21, 18 Januar 2013 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

John Cale eedit

Hi, I noticed that you have created article about Elton John. Thank you for them. Should I request to you, you would want to create at least a short article for John Cale (endefr) (founding member of The Velvet Underground)? Thank you in advance for any resolution. -- 10:23, 7 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Proposal eedit

I proponed a new leuk for the Main Page here. I'm open tae suggestions. --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 01:21, 26 Januar 2014 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

RfCs eedit

Yer input is needit tae gain consensus at some open RfCs. --AmaryllisGardener talk 19:36, 4 Mey 2014 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Iggy Azalea eedit

...that wis odd! I wis translatin Iggy Azalea at the exact same time as ye! I recieved an eedit conflict! Thanks for translatin! --AmaryllisGardener talk 19:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Nikolai Noskov eedit

Hello, a Chagair Fixer88! Tha fios agam gu Beurla, ach chan eil fhios na h-Alba, ach nì thu an òrdugh: urrainn dhut a dhèanamh air do na h-Alba cànan aiste mu dheidhinn Russian ciùil Nikolai Noskov? Ma tha thu a 'dèanamh an aiste seo, bidh mi glè thaingeil dhuibh! Tapadh leibh! -- (talk) 15:11, 12 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Hello dear Fixer88! Do you speak Russian? I know English, but don't know the Scottish language, but you do the order: you can do on your Scottish language (SCots) article about Russian musician Nikolay Noskov? If you do this article, I will be very grateful to you! Thank you! -- (talk) 15:11, 12 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

AutoWiki Browser eedit

Hello there, I am a Turkish Wikipedia member. I'm sorry I do not speak your language.

I compared an error when using AWB. How can I overcome this problem? Error:

MediaWiki prevented you from making that edit. Chances are it's spam or abuse filter related --II. Niveles (tauk) 15:50, 4 Dizember 2016 (UTC)

Deletion tags eedit

Thanks for tagging those. They were actually symptoms of a larger problem that I might now have found otherwise. I appreciate the help. Avicennasis (tauk) 05:45, 31 Dizember 2016 (UTC)

You are invited! eedit

You are invited...

The Celtic Knot: Wikipedia Language Conference - Programme now live.

  • Hosts: The University of Edinburgh and w:Wikimedia UK
  • Supporting: Celtic & Indigenous Languages.
  • Objective: The main objective for Celtic Knot 2017 is the coming together of practitioners in the same room at same time; strengthening the bonds of those working to support language communities into a 'knot' and leading into action. Attendees can expect to learn about and discuss innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow language communities.
  • Date: 6 July 2017 - Booking is now open.

Stinglehammer (tauk) 23:57, 16 Mey 2017 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Scots Wiktionar eedit

Hullo thare. A'v revivit the Scots Wiktionar project, an wis wonderin if ye'd lik tae help oot. A need twa mair eeditors ither than masel tae pit in ten eedits a month for three months for it tae meet acteevity requirements. Wad ye be interestit? --AmaryllisGardener talk 19:28, 28 Juin 2017 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Prince Antoine, Duke o Montpensier -- Antoine, Duke o Montpensier?!? eedit

Why move it? He was a Prince. Please move it back to include Prince. He wis a "Prince o Orléans" (talk) 22:02, 26 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Guid day eedit

Guid day, kin ye tak' a keek at this? ta: Pedro de Betancur, José de Anchieta.-- (talk) 21:40, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

note re items eedit

I just came back to this wiki site, and I am still finding my way around here. I appreciate all your efforts. thanks! --Sm8900 (tauk) 23:37, 5 Februar 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Hi Fixer88

I was asked by Wikimedia Foundation to promote this call for participation on the planned Universal Code of Conduct.

Best regards --Holder (tauk) 04:17, 14 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

At times, our contributor communities and projects have suffered from a lack of guidelines that can help us together create an environment where free knowledge can be shared safely without fear.

There has been talk about the need for a global set of conduct rules in different communities over time. Recently, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced a Community Culture Statement, asking for new standards to address harassment and promote inclusivity across projects. [1]

The universal code of conduct will be a binding minimum set of standards across all Wikimedia projects, and will apply to all of us, staff and volunteers alike, all around the globe.. It is of great importance that we all participate in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC and its values. We should think about what we want it to cover or include and what it shouldn’t include, and how it may create difficulties or help our groups.

This is the time to talk about it. Before starting drafting the code of conduct, we would like to hear from you and to solicit the opinions and feedback of your colleagues.

In order for your voice to be heard, we encourage and invite you to read more about the universal code of conduct (UCoC) [2] and then write down your opinions or feedback on the discussion page [3]. To reduce language barriers during the process, you are welcomed to translate the universal code of conduct english main page into your respective local language [4]. You and your community may choose to provide your opinions/feedback using your local languages.

Stubs eedit

Do you no feel daft churnin oot these one-line airticles aboot the peedie places?

Mogeely micht anly hae 389 fowk, but there's a futbaw team, a disuised railwey, a auld ruined graveyard , even the cheese frae the peedie Dairygold factory wins awards. An thats aw frae five minute on google.

You coud be wittin sae much mair. Is this no an encyclopedia?--Illandancient (tauk) 14:14, 1 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Kizu River eedit

Hullo, a hae merkt the Kizu River airticle ye made as no meetin the notability standarts o Scots Wikipedia:

  • "At least twa references frae sindry soorces, nae connectit tae the topic in quaisten, is needit."
  • "If ye can anely scroll twa-three sentences anent a topic, it isnae 'notable' eneuch for its ane airticle."

Gif the airticle isnae mendit in the neist 7 days, it maun be deletit. CiphriusKane (tauk) 11:54, 10 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

This applies tae Tsurumi River an aw CiphriusKane (tauk) 11:57, 10 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Leid varieties eedit

(in Inglis) Hey! I'm not a native speaker of Scots, but re your changes to San Juan, Puerto Rico: Spainyie is listed as an acceptable variant spelling of Spaingie by the Scottish National Dictionary, and is even the preferred variant used by modern Scots-language history journals (e.g. Cairn, 1998-9). --Bangalamania (tauk) 10:47, 12 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Also notifying you to let you know that I have also tagged Ahdieh, an article you created on your other account Uiser:City of Tragedy, as lacking notability because of a lack of sources. --Bangalamania (tauk) 11:08, 12 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Buist eedit

Hey, please dinnae uise buist as a substitute fur brand name. A buist refers tae an identification mark fur sheep an coos, nae companies CiphriusKane (tauk) 14:40, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Yer Scots ability eedit

Hey there. It's become clear that ye've got little ability in Scots and are overreliant on a single dictionary that gives nae context for its listings. Words such as "aurie" and "perfaisional" only appear in that single dictionary and are absent from the Dictionary of the Scots Language (which gives context for its words) and the Scots Corpus (which gives examples of actual Scots texts), and -ed only becomes -it/t after certain letters, which dinnae include c (so annooncit is completely wrong and should be annoonced). It's nae as simple as relying on a dictionary to directly translate articles word for word, ignoring Scots grammar and idioms. It seems plain ye've nae bothered to read up on what's been happening, or ye'd realise that yer ignorance about the language been extremely harmful and led for calls for the entire wiki to be deleted, or that we've been trying to clear up the Scotchings that ye've reinserted. So please, for the sake of the wiki, stop and actually learn the language before continuing CiphriusKane (tauk) 09:18, 5 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Mazda RX-4 eedit

This is a message that an article ye created under an IP, Mazda RX-4, has been put up for deletion CiphriusKane (tauk) 11:05, 9 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Caroline Stanbury eedit

Hey there. An airticle ye creatit, Caroline Stanbury, haes been nominatit fur deletion. Gin ye wish tae view the discussion, ye kin dae sae at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Caroline Stanbury CiphriusKane (tauk) 04:55, 11 Dizember 2020 (UTC)

Notability eedit

  Thanks fir yer inpit tae Scots Wikipedia! This notice is to say that at least yin o yer recent edits, sic as the yin tae The Exile, misgies a Wikipedia notability standart. Gif the airticle is no mendit glegly, it maun be melled wi anither or deletit. This applies tae The Book of Death as weel. Baith airticles ar needin soorcin demonstratin notability. Thanks CiphriusKane (tauk) 09:36, 21 Februar 2021 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Attribution and substance eedit

(en) If ye're going to be taking text from another Wikipedia article, please give attribution. This is required under the CC BY-SA 3.0 License that Wikipedia operates under. All it takes is some form of link, but ideally it'd be a link to the exact revision the text is taken from in the edit summary. I'd also appreciate it if articles were a bit more substantious and properly referenced, as per our notability policy, as we're trying to ideally have less half-translated stubs made for the sake of content. Quality is better than quantity CiphriusKane (tauk) 16:48, 19 Mairch 2021 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Honda That's eedit

An airticle ye makit, Honda That's, haes been nominatit fur deletion. Ye can contreibute tae the discussion here CiphriusKane (tauk) 04:15, 16 Mey 2021 (UTC)Reply[Replie]

Invitation to Rejoin the Healthcare Translation Task Force eedit


You have been a medical translators within Wikipedia. We have recently relaunched our efforts and invite you to join the new process. Let me know if you have questions. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:34, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[Replie]