Si vis, vide disputationes antiquas meas:

Disputata anni 2006 - Disputata anni 2007 - Disputata annorum 2008-2009

Scribe mihi in linguis Anglica, Italica (vel quibuspiam eius dialectis, ie Sicula vel Neapolitana), Hispanica, vel Russica. Si necesse est tibi, scribe in ulla lingua Romanica alia, at me non promitto te intellecturum.

Golden Disc


I would like to make an article for the golden disc, but since we're using the English name instead of a translation, what should I name the article? The standard word order for "golden disk of Voyager" would be ADJ GEN NOM, correct? But would "aureus Voyager discus" be confusing since "Voyager" is indecl?--SECUNDUS ZEPHYRUS 02:30, 5 Aprilis 2010 (UTC)Reply

I would suggest Discus aureus (Voyager). You're right that 'Voyager' could be understood as a noun in apposition there (the golden disc called Voyager). Pantocrator 02:39, 5 Aprilis 2010 (UTC)Reply
Interesting that a lot of wikis don't translate this phrase. I don't know why not. Discus aureus (Voyager) looks pretty good. I don't think anyone is going to confuse that as a noun in apposition but, well, there it is. --Ioscius 08:50, 5 Aprilis 2010 (UTC)Reply

De disputatione


Salve Iosci. Mihi videutr Sullam malefactorem esse. Vide Disputatio:De vita Caesarum‎. Egomet ei responsui, sed iterum vocabula "ostende loca, quae peregrines" non intellego. "Show the places which [you] ?". Hoc "peregrines" verbum abest lexicone meo, aut Words. Quid dicit iste?--Xaverius 22:49, 6 Maii 2010 (UTC)Reply

Fortasse oblitus est verbum 'peregrinari' deponens esse? —Mucius Tever 02:14, 7 Maii 2010 (UTC)Reply
Fortasse, sed deinde, is vult videre aut gnoscere locos a me visitatos?--Xaverius 09:08, 7 Maii 2010 (UTC)Reply
Sine dubio possumus ab omni editore aliquid discere, sed de utilitate contributionum Sullae vide etiam haec verba quae Iacobus noster correxit. Sulla non est re vera scriptor encyclopaedicus ... Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:33, 7 Maii 2010 (UTC)Reply

structura paginarum


Ave Ioscius

bene dicis, nam illam paginam abhinc tres annos fecit ergo eam corrigam Valeas--Helveticus montanus 14:35, 10 Maii 2010 (UTC)Reply



I know you're a bit busy (!) but I remember you were doubtful about the addition of asteroids articles using a bot. If you have any comments to add, for or against, at Disputatio Usoris:Robert.Baruch, I'd be glad to see them. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:19, 15 Iulii 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hey Andrew, things have finally calmed down after a good two weeks of festivities! I don't have a lot to say that I haven't already, but I will add my two cents to Robert's page. --Ioscius 21:27, 22 Iulii 2010 (UTC)Reply



Non sono esattamente sicuro se farne qualcosa o no, ma quando ho messo un ((Latinitas|-5)) su questa pagina, essendo appena scritta in latino :], l'utente che l'aveva creato si è fatto un altro conto qualche minuto più tardi, ha tolto la formula L-5 ... e l'ha messo sulla mia pagina d'utente! xD Secondo me è immaturo e buffissimo, ma mi sono detto che è del vandalismo, e quindi, visto che sei un amministratore, mi sono detto che te lo direi. =) Grazie per il tuo tempo! Mattie 04:27, 29 Novembris 2010 (UTC)Reply

Salve Ioscius


Mi piacerebbe tanto vedere questa pagina tradotta in Latino. Quando hai tempo, potresti aiutarmi ? Grazie mille :D--Aeron10 19:58, 11 Martii 2011 (UTC)Reply

Up to you of course, Iosci, but this looks like cross-wiki spam: see it:Discussioni utente:Aeron10#cs:Immagine & poesia. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 10:16, 12 Martii 2011 (UTC)Reply

Disputatio:Lingua Slovio


You might care to comment ... Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:36, 15 Aprilis 2011 (UTC)Reply

Ave! ...


Perdona la mia indiscrezione, ma mi chiedevo come mai un madrelingua inglese parli anche l'italiano e il siciliano...
Ad ogni modo, i miei complimenti,
και (dimmi tutto)

It isn't ...


... Vuott's fault. You deleted some stuff on that page as well. We aren't getting the usual warnings from the system. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 11:41, 9 Iunii 2011 (UTC)Reply

Yeah? Well I told him it wasn't a big deal, nor am I holding any sort of grudge.
On another systematic note, the nuper mutata is running a script that my computer doesn't seem to like...
-- Ioscius 11:43, 9 Iunii 2011 (UTC)Reply

Did you mean to delete the category on "Et tu Brute?" It is a fairly notable Latin phrase, surely? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:26, 9 Iunii 2011 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, I thought redirects didn't get categories... -- Ioscius 13:28, 9 Iunii 2011 (UTC)Reply
It can be done (it was our old friend Rolandus who taught me this), if it's useful for the item to file under the name of the redirect. So if this category is placed on the redirect page, the words Et tu Brute? will appear in the category listing of "Locutiones Latinae", which makes more sense than to have the words "Kai su teknon" appear there. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 13:40, 9 Iunii 2011 (UTC)Reply
Yeah I thought about it after the fact and reverted myself. Makes good sense!
I miss Roland... -- Ioscius 17:04, 9 Iunii 2011 (UTC)Reply

Mh7kJ is OK


I added a note at Disputatio Usoris:Mh7kJ. I think you misread the history there. Greetings, by the way! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 16:16, 16 Septembris 2012 (UTC)Reply

Welcome back


Welcome back, good to see you around again! Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 20:08, 22 Iunii 2015 (UTC)Reply

De iubilaeo Vicipaedianorum

Annum 2016 prosperum et felicem omnibus amicis Vicipaedianis opto! Apud Tabernam consentivimus annum 2016 (quem iubilaeum nostrum Helveticus nuncupavit) praecipue dedicare ad textum paginarum Vicipaedicarum augendum et meliorandum. Huic proposito consentiens (si tu consentis!) sic pro communi inceptu nostro agere potes:

  • Quando paginas novas legibiles, fontibus munitas, et non brevissimas creare vis, crea! Ne timeas!
  • Quandocumque paginam aut breviorem aut mendosam aut male confectam reperis, cura! corrige! auge!
  • Si paginam novam brevissimam creare in mentem habes, recogita ... An potius textum longiorem scribere oportet? An prius aliam paginam, iam exstantem, augere potes?

Quo dicto, Vicipaediani liberi sumus. Paginae etiam breves, quae inter veras "stipulas" admitti possunt (vide formulam "Non stipula"), accepturae sunt sicut iam antea accipi solent. Scribe igitur sine metu, sicut iam scripsisti! [en] Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 18:36, 1 Ianuarii 2016 (UTC)Reply

Inactivity and administrator rights


Dear Ioscius, it has been a while since you last contributed actively to Vicipaedia. A number of years ago, it was discussed on Vicipaedia that, as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of an admin account to be compromised (as has happened on en.wikipedia on at least one occasion), the administrator rights of inactive administrators could be temporarily suspended until the admin returns and wishes to resume activity.

So, I would like to invite you: Do come back and continue to contribute to Vicipaedia, a free encyclopedia in the Latin language! Even if you do not have much time to spare for Vicipaedia at the moment, please just log in to your account and reply "hello" to this message on your user talk page, and your admin rights will be secured for the next couple of months.

If we do not hear from you, your administrator rights will be temporarily revoked one month from now, but this should not hinder you to come back later, say "I'm here again" and get back your administrator rights instantaneously.

(If you do not intend to contribute to Vicipaedia any more, which we would regret very much, you can request removal of your admin status on the appropriate page on meta.)

Please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone in the Vicipaedia:Taberna with any question on Vicipaedia you might have. Thank you for all your past service, and hope to see you soon again! Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 17:11, 11 Ianuarii 2020 (UTC)Reply

I have sent an e-mail to Ioscius asking him to read the above message. --UV (disputatio) 17:17, 11 Ianuarii 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hic sum, care amice, nunc et in aeternum. -- Ioscius 12:22, 13 Ianuarii 2020 (UTC)Reply
Ἀμήν ;-) Great to hear that! Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 21:19, 13 Ianuarii 2020 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is needed - Improving the Content Translation tool


Hello Friend,

Apologies as this message is not in your native language.

The WMF language team is reaching out to you based on your position as an admin in the Latin Wikipedia. In particular, we want to learn about your experience, the issues you encounter with articles created with Content translation.

We appreciate the great work you are doing in Latin Wikipedia to ensure standard and quality articles are not compromised. However, it is a big task to encounter content that is not standard daily, and a difficult decision to delete them because they fall below standard.

Our observations

We noticed that articles created with the Content Translation tool in your wiki are deleted more frequently than in other Wikipedias. We say this because, from our statistics, 5360 articles were added to Latin Wikipedia in 2020. Out of the above figure, only 68 of them were translated using the Content Translation tool. 17 of the articles added with Content translation were deleted. Therefore, the tool's low usage and the deletion rate signals a problem or deficiencies peculiar to your Wikipedia. The Content Translation tool can increase content creation in your Wikipedia and is an excellent way to efficiently introduce newcomers to adding content and expand on existing ones.

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Reminder: Your feedback is needed - Improving the Content Translation tool


Hello Friend!

The WMF Language team earlier reached out to you to participate in a survey to give us insight into improving the Content Translation tool to make your work as an admin easier. Towards improving the quality of content in your Wikipedia and avoiding the case of content deletion.

Again, we are reaching out to you as a reminder to Take the Survey as the survey will close on 9th July 2021 (23:59 UTC). The survey will only take you between 10 to 15 minutes. Please read the Privacy Statement to know how the information collected from the survey will be used.

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How we will see unregistered users



You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:17, 4 Ianuarii 2022 (UTC)

Inactivity policy


Hi, Josh. I hope you're OK.

In accord with general Wikimedia security, we have to suspend admin rights for magistratus who have been inactive for a certain period: we have defined this period as 12 months. If you want to retain your admin rights without interruption, the simplest thing to do is to make an edit on Vicipaedia within one month from now (before 20 January 2023). If you don't do this, your admin tools will be suspended on that date.

I don't need to say that you are always welcome to Vicipaedia, now and later. Your account remains active, and if after 20 January you want to take up your magistracy again, there's no formality: just ask (on my talk page for example) and your tools will be restored.

Have a happy holiday period and a good New Year! Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:31, 20 Decembris 2022 (UTC)Reply

I appreciate the message, dear friend. I replied to you by mail. While it's true that I've hardly been active lately, I certainly am proud of what we did to build this wiki up and admin rights do have a special and nostalgic place in my heart. Would certainly like to keep them for posterity's sake if nothing else. When I find the time and will to return, I promise to ease myself in and take survey of what all has changed during my hiatus. I hope you're well! -- Ioscius 09:39, 6 Ianuarii 2023 (UTC)Reply