User talk:Oarabile Mudongo

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Hi Bro, glad to see you have picked up well. Can foresee you being in the US. keep up Limoke oscar 19:50, 1 Ngwanatsele 2011 (UTC)

Category:Not Tswana[edit source]

Welcome to Wikipedia, Oarabile! I made a template called {{Not Tswana-inline}} which puts all the pages requiring translation into Category:Not Tswana. When you get a chance, could you translate them and remove the template afterwards? --Iketsi 19:52, 3 Ngwanatsele 2011 (UTC)

Nice work![edit source]

Thanks for all the articles you have contributed lately! I hope you would be interested in continuing to contribute to this young Wikipedia after the Challenge too. :) Ijon 21:15, 31 Firikgong 2012 (UTC)

Progress[edit source]

Well working on improving the stubs as for now but latter on will catch up and translate them (Templates)Iketse....There is progress Ijon in the Setswana Articles as far as i speak to you...we have been working on Categoy stubs because they so many and now we a done...and lastly thank you and mostly welcome.

I see! Impressive progress. Thanks! :) Ijon (talk) 19:39, 9 Moranang 2012 (UTC)

Request for help[edit source]

I have just uploaded some photos in Wikimedia Commons to use them in my newly created article so how do i make them visible/to appear in the newly created article.

Thank you. --Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 14:34, 6 Motsheganong 2012 (UTC)

Hi again mate, are you still looking for assistance with this request? I am an admin and bureaucrat on Commons, so I am more than happy to lend you assistance, especially as you seem to be the only real active editor here on Setswana Wikipedia. Reply here, or drop me a line on my Setswana talk page, and I stand ready to assist you. Russavia (talk) 08:00, 23 Phukwi 2012 (UTC)

Article translation/collaboration request[edit source]

Hi Oarabile Mudongo, how are you? Mate, I am trying to find an editor/s who can help by translating User:Russavia/Polandball into Setswana. I was wondering if we could make a trade?

If you could translate that article into Setswana for me, I would be happy to upload whatever approximately 50 Botswana and South African aviation photos to Commons from amongst the 200,000 I have permission to upload. I have uploaded a number of photos relating to Botswana aviation to give you a brief idea of what I can upload, and I am keeping a gallery at User:Russavia of photos uploaded.

Would you be interested in such a "trade"? Do let me know, either by responding here, or on my talk page, or by emailing me. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 07:59, 23 Phukwi 2012 (UTC)

P.S. If might also interest you that I am the editor who wrote en:Air Botswana a couple of years ago :) Russavia (talk) 07:59, 23 Phukwi 2012 (UTC)

Collaboration Accepted[edit source]

Helo Russavia

Am very much glad you came to my rescure am still in need of the help in the Wiki-common page yes!!! I will be happy to trade with you,i have been trying to create articles about the aviation system in Botswana in the local language and have been in need of those pictures so upload them to the wiki-commons so i can use them.Defenetly i will translate that into Setswana there is no problem.Oarabile Mudongo (talk)

Cheers!!!!! :)

Hi Oarabile, thanks a lot mate. It may be of interest to you to know that I have written several articles on Batswana aviation on English Wikipedia, including en:Air Botswana, en:Botswana National Airways, en:Bechuanaland National Airways, and en:John Albert Axel Gibson. I did these back in 2009; perhaps these would be suitable articles for translation into Setswana too? In relation to aviation photos, I will be continuing to upload them to Commons and will place them on my userpage here on Setswana Wikipedia.
In relations to Commons/image issues, what would you like assistance with? Feel free to respond here or on my talk page. Russavia (talk) 11:28, 30 Phukwi 2012 (UTC)
An ATR 42 of Air Botswana in 2006.

Hie Russavia just to let u know there is a time i was busy trying to create an article in a local language but i couldnt mange to use some of the pictures i uploaded on the Wiki Commons so i was stuck.Thats when i came to the call of people to help me.Maybe you are in a position to help me with steps as to how i can use pictures on my articles,i mean those that i have translated already and some that i have a created recently.Step by step procedures as to how images are used within an article.Are you in the position to offer such a help?.Oarabile Mudongo

Hi Oarabile, sure, en:Wikipedia:Picture tutorial will give you instructions on how to insert images. All of the wiki code will work here on Setswana Wikipedia as they do on English Wikipedia.
For example, [[File:Air Botswana ATR 42-500 KvW.jpg|thumb|right|An [[ATR 42]] of [[Air Botswana]] in 2006.]] will place the image in article as it is now shown in this section. Does this help? Russavia (talk) 10:05, 1 Phatwe 2012 (UTC)

Hie!!!!! :) Cool!!! its working thanx a lot......Oarabile Mudongo

Hey mate. Great! Glad to help.Can I ask if u have looked at the photos I have uploaded so far? I will do more over this weekend. Look forward to seeing translation of the polandball article too :) Russavia (talk) 21:44, 3 Phatwe 2012 (UTC)

Something is coming up[edit source]

Hey!!!! Russavia am trying to work on it,Polandball is one of the articles giving me headache eish!!! but it will be fine i assume.The problem is that the terminology used within is quet challenging though the article is kind of related to my study Computer-Science there is something coming up.These language Setswana_Language is full of hard terminology to use so am still analyzing the article and at the same time working on it.

Hi mate, I am guessing that this is probably the first time that some of the terminology has been needed to be translated into Setswana; I am guessing that Setswana would use a lot of loan-words for such terminology? I look forward to seeing any translation you have managed to do. Feel free to edit the article in my userspace at User:Russavia/Polandball if you wish. I am always available to answer any questions you may have. Cheers mate, Russavia (talk) 05:22, 23 Phatwe 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much will keep in touch. Cheers!!! ;)

Photos from Botswana[edit source]

Hi again mate, hope you are well? Mate i wanted to ask if you might be able to help to get a couple of photos from Gaborone if possible? In particular, i am needing a photo of the russian embassy for various articles i am working on. Do you have a camera and might be able to help with that? Cheers Russavia (talk) 05:05, 14 Lwetse 2012 (UTC)

Helo Russa[edit source]

Well i will be taking a tour around the city touring some monuments and some of the designated places such as parliament,Various Embasies and Museums etc we laning to host Wiki Loves Monuments (WML)sometimes next year.I will try to pass by your embassy and go ask for the permission to take some pictures because i assume it is not allowed to take photos in such areas.Actually the reason being that the Ambasador of Russia lives in the same compound where the Embassy is situated hope you get my point.I promiss i will try by all means and get back to you with some better responce.

Thank you.

Thanks for that mate. Also, I believe you might have been contacted by an editor from Italian Wikipedia. If you want to take them up on their offer of getting data on Tswana Wikipedia, please feel free to ask me for any assistance you might require to make this happen. Cheers, Russavia (talk) 08:23, 26 Lwetse 2012 (UTC)

E-mail Received[edit source]

Helo once well surely i will make sure that i share with you the picture okay.I received an e-mail yes from a certain wikipedian and am really intrested in taking their offer,anytime am available.I want to understand the type of coding am gona.be using to populate the data?

Article requests[edit source]

Hi! Do you do article requests? If so, I have an idea: en:Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 13:02, 13 Phalane 2012 (UTC)

Request[edit source]

Hie WhisperToMe (talk) yes i do article request,so whats your say?...Do you want me to create an article with the above name?

Wikimedia Takes GabzCity[edit source]

Helo Wikimediacs am very much impresed to share with you that 2 days back i organised a tour around the city capturing all the monuments and desiganted places such as Embasies and paliaments so i want to share them with you,keep in touch on wikicommons.

Replied[edit source]

I replied to your question on Talk:Main Page#Request_to_Admin_about_Setswana_Wikipedia_Page. If you need more help, ask me. PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:25, 21 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Thank you so much for the responce PiRSquared17 currently am tryng to look on to the links you provided maybe you are on facebook we can chart too since am alwys online there (Oarabile Joseph Chizipi Mudongo) ma facebook account and G+ Oarabile Mudongo.

Cheers!! :)

Hello! Basically, you can translate the interface on [1]. This will also translate the GUI for other wikis using the MediaWiki software. (Wikipedia, etc.) I have also replied about the "Wikimedia chapter" thing. (on m:User talk:PiRSquared17). I have another problem which I thought you would be able to solve: can you tell me what is the difference between Kasane and ya asane&action=history Toropo ya Kasane? If there is no difference, they can be merged (merged = putting two articles together in one article). Thank you, and if you have any other questions, just ask! PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:23, 21 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Wiktionary[edit source]

Hello! Would you be interested in editing wikt:, a dictionary in Setswana? Currently, it only has 94 entries. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:52, 21 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Awsome[edit source]

Thank you once again,oh!! infact am the one who created the article well Kasane and ya asane&action=history Toropo ya Kasane are just simillar things reffering to a small town named Kasane so i think its just a mistake i made as i was translating the article.Just go ahead and merge the two article they are simple nothing but refearing to the same thing.I have seen your comment too about the chapter issue will surely get back to you after a short while.Lastly let me let you know that i can confidently tranlsate the dictionary i dnt have any problem with too.

Translatewiki.net[edit source]

Hi, in reply to this question: I see that you already registered on translatewiki and were given translators rights. Therefore you can now go to [2] and translate the MediaWiki interface there. --MF-Warburg (talk) 14:37, 23 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit source]

Hi! I am Zarienah from Namibia, I will be glad to help you wherever I can in this wiki. I will try my best to add articles and help expand this Wikipedia, you may also want to note that my Tswana level is very low and I have a very little understanding of higher vocabulary that is used in the encyclopedia, I am only able to understand basic vocabulary. so if you can please do corrections for me. Thanks, --Zarienah (talk) 13:44, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

I saw you on translatewiki.net and that's great! You might want to consider translating these first. --Zarienah (talk) 13:50, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Well Done[edit source]

Thank you so much Zarienah for your wiliness to help improve our wiki,your efforts are highly recognized and appreciated to our Setswana wiki page.Thank you so much once again but before that to which Wiki or which project of the Wikimedia are you currently working on?.Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 13:59, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your reply Oarabile Mudongo, I am originally from the German Wikipedia, I occasionally do work at the Afrikaans and French Wikipedias. I have not made any sigificant contributions to the English Wikipedia. I have done a lot of work at the Punjabi Wikipedia, but I am not good in Punjabi either, I'm quite bad but I got far by working with the users there, I created many templates and a few small articles there, the main page at the Punjabi wikipedia was very diasppointing before I came, but I worked with the users to create a better one and then I updated it with a much better layout and coverage of subjects and the Main Page layout you see there today was by me. I really wanted to do alot for Setswana Wikipedia but when I came here there was nobody to work with me so I did not create articles as my Setswana skills are very weak and I did not want to publish rubbish here, it just so happened that we joined translatewiki.net together and our requests were next to each other so I decided to come back and check here and I am glad to see sombody is working here. I am a tswana by ethinicy but unfortunatly I have not been revealed to the Setswana speaking world so that is why my setswana is weak. But I'm here and I'm ready to help! --Zarienah (talk) 15:24, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Great Work[edit source]

Zarienah looks like you have been a great person in helping improve many wiki pages, that's commendable of you.My greatest worry has been that our wiki page wasn't appealing to our users therefore i wanted us to work hand in hand on such an initiative together since u have once done such a job before with other wikis.Please keep in touch whenever you need anything pertaining Setswana grammar,am available at all times to help you whenever yo feel like editing our page.81.94.201.165 15:55, 24 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Hello! This isn't directly related to what you posted above, but can you confirm that "kgaolo" (plural: "dikgaolo") means "district" or "region"? Thank you. :) PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:46, 25 Ngwanatsele 2012 (UTC)

Hie!!! PiRSquared17 infact "kgaolo" is District while (plural: "dikgaolo") means "districts" or "regions"

Thank you for all your great work here. :) PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:06, 4 Sedimonthole 2012 (UTC)

Polandball barnstar[edit source]

Botswanaball.PNG The Polandball Barnstar
Hello Botswana, Australia be thankings of many for your helping in translatings of Polandball. With Botswana help, we provings that whilst Poland can not into space, Polandball can into Wikipedia. As Australia making note of on his page of user, continuing to make uploadings of aviation picturings to Commons will of occurring. Many of greetings and exultations. Russavia (talk) 13:02, 12 Sedimonthole 2012 (UTC)

Relevant pages?[edit source]

If you think the pages listed in Help:Contents#Requested_translations would be important for readers of this Wikipedia, please create them. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:04, 20 Firikgong 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit source]

Helo PiRSquare17 thank you for the reminder i will look on to that,surely before the end of tommorw.

Requests[edit source]

Yes, please. Please make an article in Setswana about en:Mmusi and Others v Ramantele and Another. It can be a small stub. It does not have to be large.

Also, if you want more, I have a list at User:WhisperToMe. All I need are small stubs.

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 08:08, 18 Moranang 2013 (UTC)

Question about submission[edit source]

Hi Oarabile! I have asked a question at your submission re: Wikimania, please reply there, thank you! see [3]. SarahStierch (talk) 21:00, 23 Moranang 2013 (UTC)

Feedback on Question[edit source]

Helo SarahStierch i have seen just answered your question right at the disciussion page.Please lets talk more,and just to let you know that i need more suppor on this project and wish to hear more of your comments and advices.Thank you.

On Xhosa[edit source]

Please see this: m:User_talk:Ijon#Xhosa_Wikipedia_Challenge.3F. PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:36, 29 Moranang 2013 (UTC)

  • Thank you for sharing,i shall join the discussion shortly.I want write my opinion concerning your question.

Zu-1[edit source]

Does "Wkusaxoxoisimile" look like a real Zulu word to you? PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:07, 30 Moranang 2013 (UTC)

  • Absolutely no meaning in this word PiRSquared17,where did you get that from?
    Here. PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:31, 2 Motsheganong 2013 (UTC)
  • Just share my opinion towards the topic of Xhosa Wikipedia Challenge and Setswana Wikipedia Challenege on Asaf's talk page.Maybe we ccan discuss that with him as of now to hear each others opinions.
    Great! I guess you were referring to the Wikimedia Conference, stuff like etherpad:wmconf2013-lost-causes. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:10, 2 Motsheganong 2013 (UTC)

"mostethoko"[edit source]

Is this the correct translation of "suburb"? What noun class is it? Unfortunately, I cannot find much information on Setswana online. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:18, 12 Phukwi 2013 (UTC)

Middle Noun Class[edit source]

Suburb meaning An area on the edge of a large town or city where people who work in the town or city often live:. In Tswana the word "Suburb" refers to Bonno jwa Magasigasi in simple Tswana.Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 07:47, 12 Phukwi 2013 (UTC)

User:Victuallers[edit source]

Please read the content of this page and help: click here PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:05, 29 Phukwi 2013 (UTC)

Hong Kong[edit source]

Oarabile Mudongo downtown Hong Kong

Hello Oarabile,

Just want to let you know that I have started to upload my pictures of Wikimania Hong Kong tonight, and here's a good one from you. Hope we keep in touch. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 06:48, 26 Phatwe 2013 (UTC)

Helo Benoit thanks for sharing this photo..though you disappeared withiout leaving me with that WikiData T-shirt.Keep in touch cheers!!
That's true, the Wikidata T-Shirt... Did I forgot? Sorry buddy. Let me see if I can get some from Germany for your events... Regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 07:33, 26 Phatwe 2013 (UTC)
  • Sure thanks for your interest and help, will be happy to receive them to Botswana.Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 07:56, 26 Phatwe 2013 (UTC)

Zimbabwe[edit source]

Too late?

PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:38, 13 Lwetse 2013 (UTC)

m:Africa Portal[edit source]

What do you think? PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:40, 13 Lwetse 2013 (UTC)

Please translate?[edit source]

Could you please translate this whole page into Setswana: m:Unlock the Secrets of Wikipedia Zero/Video (South Africa)? PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:07, 31 Phalane 2013 (UTC)

  • Thanks for sharing the link, i have been waiting to edit this project and glad that now its up and running in Setswana. Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 12:54, 5 Ngwanatsele 2013 (UTC)

Batswana[edit source]

Is this edit correct: [4]? PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:57, 17 Ngwanatsele 2013 (UTC)

  • Still fine alternatively use Batswana instead of "Batho ba letso la Setswana" Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 09:50, 19 Ngwanatsele 2013 (UTC)

An Honor to Meet You[edit source]

Dear Oarabile,

Leina la me ko Anna. :) My name is Anna. :) I am a Community Advocate at the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco.

It's an honor to meet you. :) PiRSquared17 suggested I contact you.

I've been trying to find translators for tn.wikipedia...

You see, the Wikimedia Foundation's engineers have developed software that will allow people to edit Wikipedia pages without needing to learn wikitext syntax. VisualEditor is already available and in use on some Wikipedia projects. You can try it out on this wiki now before it is deployed. To enable VisualEditor, go to your "Preferences", select "Beta Features", and check the box to enable "VisualEditor". And please let me know about any serious problems you see.

The VisualEditor's User Interface still needs to be translated into Setswana and I understand that you are already an approved translator on translatewiki.net. :)

0% of the user interface has been translated into Setswana (citation: here), and deployment is set for 13 January 2014 (citation: here). The good news is, there's only 139 words and phrases to translate in the user interface! :)

I really really hope you can help! :)

You can message me on my talk page on TN.WP or EN.WP, you can contact me on Facebook, or you can email me at akoval@wikimedia.org.

Ke a leboga fela thata! Thank you very much! :)

Warmest regards, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 23:13, 3 Firikgong 2014 (UTC)

  • Dumela Anna Koval (WMF) (Greetings Anna Koval (WMF)) thanks for sharing this good news, we had a wiki meetup in our community last month 2013 and we discussed about the issue of enabling visual editor and thanks that you found it fit to hear our request. I will be soon sharing this amazing news on our community portal and glad to see it working well for me so far :) cheers!! Oarabile Mudongo (talk) 10:10, 24 Firikgong 2014 (UTC)

A o santse o le mono?[edit source]

Dumela rra. A o santse o le mono? Ke kgale re sa bonane. O tsogile jang? PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:38, 9 Moranang 2015 (UTC)

Dumela[edit source]

PiRSquared17 Dumela, ke tsogile wena o tsoga jang?. I am around and not been doing much on wikipedia for a while, i am trying to finish my thesis for my final year now. 41.223.141.87 04:02, 9 Moranang 2015 (UTC)
Ke tsogile sentle. I wish you luck with your thesis. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:33, 9 Moranang 2015 (UTC)