To keep our community productive, there is a small group of developers who ensure that the internationalisation of our projects is as good as it gets. We are happy to welcome everyone in our community but welcoming a new developer is special. Lcawte is our latest recruit and, I asked him some questions.
What got your interest in translatewiki going ?
Well, I must of clicked a link off of mediawiki.org or something a while back and had a look around and decided to do a few en-GB tweeks and then I disappeared. I came back a while later, as someone with developer interests, looking at translatewiki.net for a project or two I administer on Sourceforge, and then I remembered how cool translatewiki.net was, and I decided I wanted to get involved more and partly due to being bored of waiting on the other developers of those projects to get back to me.What are you going to do ?
I'm not sure... according to Siebrand "he can be our new staff slave" ... so basicaly whatever tasks worthy of a slave :PTell us a little bit about yourself
Well, my name is Lewis Cawte, and I'm often using the alias "Lcawte" or "Lcawte-wikia", I've known HTML and CSS for 3-4 years now and I run my own LAMP server. I'm a huge fan of Open Source, in particular CMS' and MediaWiki... Interesting facts: I'm a shellium.org admin, at least 75% of the first 10 pages of Google Results for my name are my sites or profiles. My age has already shocked quite a few people.What kind of kick do you hope to get out of twn ?
I guess really, its being able to work on one open source "project" and to contribute to a whole bunch at the same time..What are your favourite MediaWiki extensions ?
- Nuke - Great extension, I use it on Recipes Wikia, it makes deletion of spam and vandalism alot quicker.
- Babel - Is a really helpful tool, saves alot of templates and is easy to use! I use it on all the sites I run.
- GetFamily - I like the idea, its only just been fixed, but I think it still has some problems.
- Renameuser - I tend to change my mind on my own wikis, and often rename my user accounts.
- EditUser - I have a few wikis I run for me and some friends, and I often change say, their skin setting and then watch their reactions, it gets rather funny sometimes.
- Interwiki - It is one of the most helpful extensions I have ever used..