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Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikis[recensere]

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:13, 6 Augusti 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[recensere]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:48, 26 Augusti 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Invitation to participate in the conversation[recensere]

Wiki of functions naming contest[recensere]

21:26, 29 Septembris 2020 (UTC)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubric[recensere]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

Today the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees starts two calls for feedback. One is about changes to the Bylaws mainly to increase the Board size from 10 to 16 members. The other one is about a trustee candidate rubric to introduce new, more effective ways to evaluate new Board candidates. The Board welcomes your comments through 26 October. For more details, check the full announcement.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:09, 7 Octobris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[recensere]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:10, 21 Octobris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Add Wikisource features[recensere]

Hi all, @Alex1011: @UV: @The Doc: @Dbmag9: @OrbiliusMagister: @Frozen Wind:

I know this project is very low activity right now. I have an idea for some useful content, specifically adaptations for learners. These could be:

  • Parallel text editions, made from Wikisource trascriptions and translations
  • Music lyric editions, with or without translations, for common classical pieces
  • Accented texts, from Wikisource transcriptions
  • Ørberg-style texts, using word notation and graphics

For these to be truly useful, I think it would be helpful to use Wiksource templates to ebooks to compose and export like ebooks. Would anyone like to help migrate the templates, or otherwise help, eg with anything that needs higher permissions than I currently have?

See also, this discussion on en:Wikibooks:Reading room/Proposals

Thanks! JimKillock (disputatio) 09:24, 2 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Update @UV: and others. I am going to start the work of importing the templates from Wikisource that should work with little or no problem. I will produce some demonstration content to show these in user space. There are three elements that need to be done, as I see it:
  • Layout templates for headers, navigation and so on that help present content in a book-like format; should be easy and is a first step
  • Alternate page layouts that look like book layouts, eg narrow columns, serif fonts; this needs creation of a Wikimedia gadget, using WS Javascript and CSS; this is the hardest bit
  • Adding ebook export features: this should be fairly easy but requires WSExport tools to accept creation requests from this project

I will get started this weekend, meanwhile I am hoping someone from Wikibooks or elsewhere with more JS expertise than me (none) might help with the gadget creation. JimKillock (disputatio) 14:48, 14 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@JimKillock, perhaps you do not need to create a gadget at all. I am not entirely sure what you mean by "Alternate page layouts": If you would like to offer readers the possibility to change the page layout according to personal preferences (e. g. one reader might prefer a serif font whereas a different reader might prefer a sans-serif font), then you will probably need to look into gadgets indeed. But if you just would like to offer editors the possibility to change the layout of a specific Wikibook, then there is in my view no need to use a gadget - you can probably use TemplateStyles instead, see mw:Help:TemplateStyles. Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 18:14, 14 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, yes I think this can be aimed at editors only, which should make implementation much easier. JimKillock (disputatio) 11:35, 15 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@UV: just to let you know, I have got this working at Usor:JimKillock/Formulae and have raised a ticket to see if WSExport can be enabled for ebook export from this wiki. JimKillock (disputatio) 21:35, 26 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Administrator request[recensere]

Hi all, I know this is likely to go unnoticed, but in case anyone editing can respond, I would like to request Administrator status for this site so I can help get Wikisource-style book layout pages implemented. This would allow users of Wikibooks to develop books that behave more like ebooks, including easier creation of navigable book contents, layouts with Serif fonts and Wikipages that feature narrow columns so that the pages preview as an ebooks.

I have some content ideas for English-Latin books that could be implemented this way. I am hoping this would attract some new users to this project. Please let me know if you approve of this request. JimKillock (disputatio) 08:44, 4 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I am not convinced that this is a good idea. Better first find a sufficient number of users who are sufficiently proficient in Latin and willing to contribute to this project more or less regularly. If these specific people find the technical facility you propose helpful, then go ahead. But adding a technical facility that will probably remain unused specifically here on this project, but that will probably need technical maintenance over the years to come is probably not too useful.
An even better idea might be not to implement the technical facility you propose here on the Latin wikibooks, but instead have it integrated into the MediaWiki software/into a MediaWiki extension that will automatically be enabled on all wikibooks projects/on all Wikimedia projects. That way, it will not need to be implemented (and maintained in the years to come!) by Administrators of individual projects, but will instead be implemented and maintained by the MediaWiki developers in one central place for all Wikimedia projects where this facility is useful.
Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 18:30, 5 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I, too, doubt whether this will be useful. It appears that the project has had no active contributors for a long time. I have seen no evidence that the existing pages are used or that more pages are in demand.
I speak from experience because I tested the possibilities of a new Latin project myself, i.e. Latin Wikivoyage, using the incubator. We had three contributors (including UV) who were willing to put in some work and knew Latin. No one else joined us, there is no sign that the pages were used, and all three of us were spending time that we would otherwise have spent on Vicipaedia. The project was recently closed, correctly I think. We all three continued to work on Vicipaedia -- which really has readers, and really has an active contributor base.
I would not, of course, oppose administrator status for you. Far from it: I would be 100% in favour. My problem is with the project. Frankly, Wikimedia has far too many weak and unused projects, and I think this is one of them. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 09:54, 6 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks both. I understand the skepticism about the project here. The issue is this.
(1) The technical facility would be usful on en Wikibooks, and there is support for it, but nobody wants to implement it, because Wikibooks has been implemented rather differently.
(2) The content I want to contribute does not really fall in the remit of en Wikibooks, nor of Wikisource.
In terms of the extension idea @UV:, that sounds sensible but isn't something I can do. If you have advice about how to request or discuss the idea let me know and will try that – it would simplify doing that here if I go ahead with that.
In terms of the content, @Andrew Dalby: actually this is a lot easier than freshly writing Latin. The content I want to produce really comes in very simple forms. For instance
  • Latin-Engish parallel texts
  • Texts from sources with accent markers added
  • Latin texts, Ørberg style
  • Compilations of lyrics for classical pieces, either with or without transation
  • Other kinds of Latin readers, that do not fall into the purview of Wikisource
This content mostly just needs bringing together, or persuading people who have already done it to donate it. However, without the ebook features, I am blocked from moving forward. (At least, I am not keen on starting these projects without a clear path to my desired end results.)
For instance, I transcribed en:Jánua Linguárum Reseráta (the Vestibulum, that is!); (I lightly adapted the text (spellings and accents) and English translation to make it more useful, so is out of scope of Wikisource); but to produce a reasonable ebook, I had to create a print version, and then export that manually. Really, I want results much closer to wikisource:la:Colloquia familiaria, which I partly transcribed and partly implemented from prior transcriptions, to make an ebook. Currently, I cannot move forward with my ideas, as the content does not fall into Wikisource’s remit, and the facilities do not exist on EN Wikibooks.
In terms of community, if a few decent resources can be put together, then it may be easier to attract new users. If not, then at least i will have prodcued some useful resources that can move elsewhere if necessary in the future.
I think this could be a useful project for Latin teachers or tutors to share their work, for instance. There are many teachers who produce and share short Latin reading texts, whose work could be compiled here (or maybe en Wikibooks) with some encouragement.
I do hope tho, if I can show even with a few demonstration projects that this is a worthwile endeavour, that en Wikibooks finds a way to implement. However I have been waiting nine months without results from a proposal, so I have to conclude it is technically onerous for them at this point. And also, some of the projects above might not be suitable for an English language project. JimKillock (disputatio) 09:46, 8 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Ut @UV: et @Andrew Dalby: dubito, ut multiplicis difficultatibus initium vicilibrorum novum haud facile sit. Praecipue tempus impedimentum maius imponeret (ut illis, qui professionum suarum officiis laborant, ut mihi). Obiter item Iacobi Killock propositum ita prorsus erroneum non existimem, atque ipse ego iam prius interdum textum pathologiae coepit, sane illius partes mutare delereque voluissem at non potuissem, simul neminem administratorem novi. --Andreas Raether (disputatio) 13:33, 8 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I support you for administrator: it is evident that you want to do good and I'm certain you will do no harm!
I am surprised by your choice of an acute accent to mark vowel length. It is occasionally done that way (e.g. to distinguish feminine ablatives from nominatives: we sometimes do that on Vicipaedia) but schoolbooks and dictionaries known to me use a macron for this purpose, and those are really the only environments in which Latin long vowels are consistently marked. But I also feel it's not worth worrying over: a student could easily learn the system, that's what matters. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 14:02, 8 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks … on the vowel mark, there are a few of us who do this, but I agree it is not common and would not wish to force others to use it. It is as you know I am sure closer to how Latin originally marked long vowels, but mostly it is less ugly than macrons, as fonts have been designed forever with accents.
I am going to pursue the MediaWiki extension point as mentioned. JimKillock (disputatio) 21:57, 10 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hopefully to bring this to a conclusion: @UV: I will if granted adminship try to limit any technical contributions that need particular maintenance, and do things as simply as possible. It seems that we can avoid gadgets except for the WSExport facility. If I get admin rights I will also try to deal with @Andreas Raether:'s deletion issues. Lastly @Andrew Dalby: and all, I appreciate the points about needing to get a community here and the difficulty of that in practice; if I get adminship I will at the very least create some useful content here, along the lines I proposed, aimed at learners, and promote that. I am hopeful that people will see the products as easy to imitate and contribute to. Plus, many people for instance teachers have their own self-created Latin resources they could add here (that are not appropriate for Wikisource or Vicipaedia) – it may be a question of asking rather than creating. Finally, I will try to audit the project for anything that has been added that is especially useful or already complete and link that from the front page - Andrea's book for instance is not linked there but clearly the most well-developed item on this Wiki. JimKillock (disputatio) 11:43, 15 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[recensere]

22:10, 5 Novembris 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[recensere]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:09, 20 Novembris 2020 (UTC)

Progress with ebooks tools[recensere]

Just to let everyone know, the ebook tools are now mostly in place, with the exception of the ebook export tool. I am discussing how this might be put to use on Phabricator. JimKillock (disputatio) 22:09, 27 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@UV: Do you know by any chance why I can add "Modules" but they are not recognised (are not summoned by scripts when named)? For instance: Module:TOCstyle is not recognised, by Formula:TOCstyle? JimKillock (disputatio) 12:30, 28 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, I do not know Lua modules well enough to help about this. Generally, as I explained above, I am not convinced of the usefulness of adding technical facilities here on la.wikibooks - no one is currently using them, and they may need maintenance in the future that no one may be able to provide here on la.wikibooks. Greetings, --UV (disputatio) 19:51, 28 Novembris 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlist[recensere]

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[recensere]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[recensere]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

00:51, 15 Decembris 2020 (UTC)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[recensere]

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Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language. Thank you!

Wikimania will be a virtual event this year, and hosted by a wide group of community members. Whenever the next in-person large gathering is possible again, the ESEAP Core Organizing Team will be in charge of it. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved in the planning process and other aspects of the event. Please read the longer version of this announcement on wikimedia-l.

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, 15:15, 27 Ianuarii 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open Call[recensere]

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (disputatio) 08:00, 28 Ianuarii 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![recensere]

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You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

Please support us in translating the project page and a banner message to help us spread the word in your native language.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

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Liber novus: Dictionarium Angliae Topographicum[recensere]

I'm compiling a book with minor Latin placenames at Dictionarium Angliae Topographicum; these are mostly found from county place name books. I've added {{cite book}} but again the modules seem to cache any errors and take unpredictable times to clear, so it is currently non-functional, so I haven't added references yet.

Many of the place-names will be for names without articles on so may not qualify for 'notability' (eg, street names, woods, minor locations). However they may be useful for maps, for instance. Others will be places already noted on en.wikipedia but not yet on la.wikipedia. Some will be obvious name sets, like royal forests, churches and abbeys, that are reasonably easy to find from the medieval Latin corpus.

Over time I may add information that is already on la.wikipedia, but I'll take care that anything I find that is useful for la.wikipedia is there also. And of course, contributions are welcome! JimKillock (disputatio) 14:43, 6 Februarii 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Proposal: Set two-letter project shortcuts as alias to project namespace globally[recensere]

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Hello everyone,

I apologize for posting in English. I would like to inform everyone that I created a new global request for comment (GRFC) at Meta Wiki, which may affect your project: m:Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally.

In this GRFC, I propose that two-project shortcuts for project names will become a default alias for the project namespace. For instance, on all Wikipedias, WP will be an alias to the Wikipedia: namespace (and similar for other projects). Full list is available in the GRFC.

This is already the case for Wikivoyages, and many individual projects asked for this alias to be implemented. I believe this makes it easier to access the materials in the project namespace, as well as creating shortcuts like WP:NPOV, as well as helps new projects to use this feature, without having to figure out how to request site configuration changes first.

As far as I can see, Vicilibri currently does not have such an alias set. This means that such an alias will be set for you, if the GRFC is accepted by the global community.

I would like to ask all community members to participate in the request for comment at Meta-Wiki, see m:Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally.

Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about this proposal.

Best regards,
--Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:12, 18 Februarii 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikifunctions logo contest[recensere]

01:45, 2 Martii 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[recensere]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[recensere]

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The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a universal baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement and all its projects. The project is currently in Phase 2, outlining clear enforcement pathways. You can read more about the whole project on its project page.

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[recensere]

The Wikimedia Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join a committee to draft how to make the code enforceable. Volunteers on the committee will commit between 2 and 6 hours per week from late April through July and again in October and November. It is important that the committee be diverse and inclusive, and have a range of experiences, including both experienced users and newcomers, and those who have received or responded to, as well as those who have been falsely accused of harassment.

To apply and learn more about the process, see Universal Code of Conduct/Drafting committee.

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translators[recensere]

From 5 April – 5 May 2021 there will be conversations on many Wikimedia projects about how to enforce the UCoC. We are looking for volunteers to translate key material, as well as to help host consultations on their own languages or projects using suggested key questions. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these roles, please contact us in whatever language you are most comfortable.

To learn more about this work and other conversations taking place, see Universal Code of Conduct/2021 consultations.

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 21:45, 5 Aprilis 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[recensere]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 15:08, 12 Aprilis 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suggested Values[recensere]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 14:08, 22 Aprilis 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1[recensere]

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 1, June 2021Read the full newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code, and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

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  • Affiliate consultations – Wikimedia affiliates of all sizes and types were invited to participate in the UCoC affiliate consultation throughout March and April 2021. (continue reading)
  • 2021 key consultations – The Wikimedia Foundation held enforcement key questions consultations in April and May 2021 to request input about UCoC enforcement from the broader Wikimedia community. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable discussions – The UCoC facilitation team hosted two 90-minute-long public roundtable discussions in May 2021 to discuss UCoC key enforcement questions. More conversations are scheduled. (continue reading)
  • Phase 2 drafting committee – The drafting committee for the phase 2 of the UCoC started their work on 12 May 2021. Read more about their work. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs – The UCoC facilitators wrote several blog posts based on interesting findings and insights from each community during local project consultation that took place in the 1st quarter of 2021. (continue reading)

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Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions[recensere]

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Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

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Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

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Editing news 2021 #2[recensere]

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Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee[recensere]

Movement Strategy announces the Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. The Call opens August 2, 2021 and closes September 1, 2021.

The Committee is expected to represent diversity in the Movement. Diversity includes gender, language, geography, and experience. This comprises participation in projects, affiliates, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

English fluency is not required to become a member. If needed, translation and interpretation support is provided. Members will receive an allowance to offset participation costs. It is US$100 every two months.

We are looking for people who have some of the following skills:

  • Know how to write collaboratively. (demonstrated experience is a plus)
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The Committee is expected to start with 15 people. If there are 20 or more candidates, a mixed election and selection process will happen. If there are 19 or fewer candidates, then the process of selection without election takes place.

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Xeno (WMF) (disputatio) 00:12, 3 Augusti 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review[recensere]

The Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2 drafting committee would like comments about the enforcement draft guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period is planned for 17 August 2021 through 17 October 2021.

These guidelines are not final but you can help move the progress forward. The committee will revise the guidelines based upon community input.

Comments can be shared in any language on the draft review talk page and multiple other venues. Community members are encouraged to organize conversations in their communities.

There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines:

Wikimania 2021 session (recorded 16 August)
Conversation hours - 24 August, 31 August, 7 September @ 03:00 UTC & 14:00 UTC
Roundtable calls - 18 September @ 03:00 UTC & 15:00 UTC

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Xeno (WMF) 22:09, 17 Augusti 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election has come to an end[recensere]

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election! Voting closed August 31 at 23:59. The official data, including the four most voted candidates, will be announced as soon as the Elections Committee completes their review of the ballots. The official announcement of the new trustees appointed will happen later, once the selected candidates have been confirmed by the Board.

6,946 community members from 216 wiki projects have voted. This makes 10.2% global participation, 1.1% higher than in the last Board elections. In 2017, 5167 people from 202 wiki projects cast their vote. A full analysis is planned to be published in a few days when the confirmed results are announced. In the meantime, you can check the data produced during the election.

Diversity was an important goal with these elections. Messages about the Board election were translated into 61 languages. This outreach worked well. There were 70 communities with eligible voters voting in this election for the first time. With your help, next year’s Board of Trustees election will be even better.

21:00, 1 Septembris 2021 (UTC)

The 2022 Community Wishlist Survey will happen in January[recensere]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:23, 7 Septembris 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Server switch[recensere]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (Disputatio) 00:45, 11 Septembris 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Talk to the Community Tech[recensere]


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As we have recently announced, we, the team working on the Community Wishlist Survey, would like to invite you to an online meeting with us. It will take place on September 15th, 23:00 UTC on Zoom, and will last an hour. Click here to join.



The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes without attribution will be taken and published on Meta-Wiki. The presentation (first three points in the agenda) will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, French, Polish, and Spanish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the Community Wishlist Survey talk page or send to

Natalia Rodriguez (the Community Tech manager) will be hosting this meeting.

Invitation link

See you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (Disputatio) 03:03, 11 Septembris 2021 (UTC)[reply]

ALPES Ancient Language Promotion, Education and Support[recensere]

Apud meta, volo creare gregem novam, ALPES, sive Ancient Language Promotion, Education and Support, ad usores et scriptores omnibus linguis antiquis. Quaeso, si vis, da nomen tuum in pagina! --JimKillock (disputatio) 07:58, 17 Septembris 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open[recensere]

Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open. In total, 70 Wikimedians from around the world are running for 7 seats in these elections.

Voting is open from October 12 to October 24, 2021.

The committee will consist of 15 members in total: The online communities vote for 7 members, 6 members will be selected by the Wikimedia affiliates through a parallel process, and 2 members will be appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The plan is to assemble the committee by November 1, 2021.

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Xeno (WMF) 16:35, 13 Octobris 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members[recensere]

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee election and selection processes are complete.

The committee will convene soon to start its work. The committee can appoint up to three more members to bridge diversity and expertise gaps.

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With thanks from the Movement Strategy and Governance team

15:53, 5 Novembris 2021 (UTC)

Upcoming Call for Feedback about the Board of Trustees elections[recensere]

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The Board of Trustees is preparing a call for feedback about the upcoming Board Elections, from January 7 - February 10, 2022.

While details will be finalized the week before the call, we have confirmed at least two questions that will be asked during this call for feedback:

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Reach out if you have any questions or concerns. The Movement Strategy and Governance team will be minimally staffed until January 3. Please excuse any delayed response during this time. We also recognize some community members and affiliates are offline during the December holidays. We apologize if our message has reached you while you are on holiday.


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Thank you. Xeno (WMF) 17:41, 27 Decembris 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore is back![recensere]

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You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 an international photography contest organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore and intangible cultural heritage from different regions, including, folk creative activities and many more. It is held every year from the 1st till the 28th of February.

You can help in enriching the folklore documentation on Commons from your region by taking photos, audios, videos, and submitting them in this commons contest.

You can also organize a local contest in your country and support us in translating the project pages to help us spread the word in your native language.

Feel free to contact us on our project Talk page if you need any assistance.

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (disputatio) 13:15, 9 Ianuarii 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Call for Feedback about the Board of Trustees elections is now open[recensere]

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The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now open and will close on 7 February 2022.

With this Call for Feedback, the Movement Strategy and Governance team is taking a different approach. This approach incorporates community feedback from 2021. Instead of leading with proposals, the Call is framed around key questions from the Board of Trustees. The key questions came from the feedback about the 2021 Board of Trustees election. The intention is to inspire collective conversation and collaborative proposal development about these key questions.

Join the conversation.


Movement Strategy and Governance

Xeno (WMF) 00:18, 15 Ianuarii 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Subscribe to the This Month in Education newsletter - learn from others and share your stories[recensere]

Dear community members,

Greetings from the EWOC Newsletter team and the education team at Wikimedia Foundation. We are very excited to share that we on tenth years of Education Newsletter (This Month in Education) invite you to join us by subscribing to the newsletter on your talk page or by sharing your activities in the upcoming newsletters. The Wikimedia Education newsletter is a monthly newsletter that collects articles written by community members using Wikimedia projects in education around the world, and it is published by the EWOC Newsletter team in collaboration with the Education team. These stories can bring you new ideas to try, valuable insights about the success and challenges of our community members in running education programs in their context.

If your affiliate/language project is developing its own education initiatives, please remember to take advantage of this newsletter to publish your stories with the wider movement that shares your passion for education. You can submit newsletter articles in your own language or submit bilingual articles for the education newsletter. For the month of January the deadline to submit articles is on the 20th January. We look forward to reading your stories.

Older versions of this newsletter can be found in the complete archive.

More information about the newsletter can be found at Education/Newsletter/About.

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About This Month in Education · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · For the team: ZI Jony (Talk), dies Mercurii 6:55, 19 Ianuarius 2022 (UTC)