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Bagaetsho, a re tswelediseng puo ya garona. A re ranoleng tse di setseng di kwadilwe ka sekgoa(se esemane jaaka bangwe ba se bitsa ko Botswana)

Setswana Wikipedia[edit source]

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Article count[edit source]

Could someone who knows this language please add the article count to the Main Page using the {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} template? (It currently shows 639 articles.) Please display it in an "obvious" way (say, bold and linked to Special:Statistics) so someone like me, who doesn't know the language, can still tell it's the article count. Thanks. - dcljr 09:28, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

some intro[edit source]

Welcome to Wikipedia, a community project with the goal to create in every language from a neutral point of view a free encyclopedia on the internet. Wikipedia is free of charge, and can be used to find information even without logging in, but also to add information or to edit. Because of this, Wikipedia can give no guarantee for the correctness of the available information. You can experiment in the Sandbox. This Tswana Wikipedia counts 639 articles.

I translated this from dutch, and I think this might be, if translated in Tswana, a good intro for on the main page. Further I think there are some things that should be translated from English, such as en:Wikipedia (or a part of it) and en:GFDL (the license, but again a part of it is good enough). Some disclaimerpages should be filled with "we guarentee nothing etc" I think. This is a pretty boring job, I know...
For later you could translate some day "The free encyclopedia" to Tswana, so that the logo can be adapted. But that might be a thing to do if there is some more community.
I guess some systemmessages have to be translated as well. I think the most important is "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).

Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc." what should be at the bottom of every page, in Mediawiki:Copyright. You can find more systemmessages in Special:Allmessages, but please be carefull with editing them. As long as you change aq story-text, no problem, but take care of odd symbols etc and dollar-signs like $1. They might be a variable. Effeietsanders 16:58, 1 April 2006 (UTC)

Template:Languages[edit source]

Hello, I'm Italian and I have created Template:Languages (wikipedia in other languages). I don't speak your language. If any Setswana wikipedia user can traslate template in Setswana, i can create the other wikimedia projets template. This template is my gift to Setswana Wikipedia. --62.13.168.67 09:42, 16 Firikgong 2008 (UTC)

Small request[edit source]

Hello! I am a Polish wikipedian and I would like to ask you for your help - writing a new article about former Polish President who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 – Lech Wałęsa. I have looked for his biography in your Wikipedia but without success. Polish Wikipedians will be grateful for your help. Thank you so much in advance! PS you can find the English version of the article here. Best wishes from Poland, Patrol110 16:56, 26 Sedimonthole 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Tatar[edit source]

Dear friends, may I ask you to add a hyperlink to our Tatar Wikipedia (http://tt.wikipedia.org) to yourr Front page. Tatars - are turkic nation living in Tatarstan Republic, second biggest nation in Russian Federation. hope to hear from you soon. sincerely yours, Muhtac 21:43, 20 Mopitlo 2011 (UTC)


Setswana Wikipedia Challenge Post-Review[edit source]

We will be having a review of the Setswana Wikipedia Challenge and bringing together the Top 20 contributors of the same to help improve the quality of the articles from the 30th to 31st March at Botho College. It would be helpful if we could have someone from the community attend the session and help take the participants through a few technical issues. If you are interested, please email: amuigai [at] google [dot]com.

Limoke oscar (talk) 09:42, 28 Mopitlo 2012 (UTC)

Main Page Protected[edit source]

Any reason the Main Page is protected? I was trying to get the 11 South African language articles links in order. Mohau Talk 19:17, 28 Phatwe 2012 (UTC)

Request to Admin about Setswana Wikipedia Page[edit source]

Helo Wiki Admins my name is Oarabile Mudongo an active wikipedian from Botswana and actively participating and contributing to the local page www.tn.wikipedia.org.I was kindly requesting to know if its possible for the administrators of our local page wheather its possble for them to grant us permission to improve the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the page because am highly disatisfied with the way our local page appear.I mean its not appealing to the users as compared to other wikipedia page such as http://sw.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mwanzo.Please let me know soon or if its its imposible please try to improve its looks,just a request fro the Admin.Mohau its too bad that the page seems to be protected and we have no previlages to edit and make changes,lets both hope for a better responce then.

Thank you!! (Unsigned comment) Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 11:26, 19 Ngwanatsele 2012‎ (UTC)

Hello! Dumêla rra! Ke moithaopi oa Small Wiki Monitoring Team. O tsogile jang?
English: You can translate some GUI messages to Tswana/Setswana on translatewiki.net. To become an admin, just request it on "Patlelo ya setšhaba" or on this page. After a week with little/no opposition, go to m:SRP and ask for local adminship ("Oarabile Mudongo@tnwiki").
When you are an administrator, you can edit the Main Page and other "protected" pages. You can also delete pages and block users from editing (if they are making bad edits). If you need more help or a more detailed explanation, just ask here. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:19, 21 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)
This Wiki is so small and does not have that many users therefore I think that the protection on the Main Page should be removed, auto confirmed is fine but not sysop. Please I would like the administrator to lower the protection to auto confirmed. --Zarienah (talk) 15:28, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)
Lowered protection to edit=autoconfirmed, move=sysop. Regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 15:29, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Wating for a Request Approval[edit source]

Dumela Rre PiRSquared17 just to inform you i have sent a request to the admin to the link you gave me so am currently waiting for a confirmation e-mail from them.

Hi[edit source]

Please create some of these articles: m:HIV-AIDS project/Products#Article_list, as part of the HIV-AIDS project, "to make the most important HIV/AIDS knowledge available where it is currently unavailable". PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:23, 12 Mopitlo 2013 (UTC)

Consider covering these topics: Wikipedia:Vital 100. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:18, 10 Moranang 2013 (UTC)

Article Need Help[edit source]

PiRSquared17 can you help us fix this article title https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Botho_College from "Botho College" to now "Botho University", the university contacted us on or community page to have this page title changed a few weeks ago. We are now working with Upen, University of Botswan and Orange on initiatives of writting medical related articles into Tswana. Its a great collaboration we have so far and we see it coming well.