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विकिपीडिया, मुक्‍त ज्ञानकोशातून

(सर्व चावड्यातील बदल | मुख्य चावडीतील अलीकडील बदल | सर्व चावड्या एकत्र पहा)
चावडी विभागवार:

चर्चा
(विपी इतर चर्चा)

इतर विभागात समाविष्ट न होणारे चर्चा विषय नवी चर्चा जोडा | वाचा

वादनिवारण
वादांवर उहापोह करण्यासाठी नवीन विषय जोडा | वाचा

साहाय्य | मदतकेंद्र
नवागतांसाठी मदतकेंद्रनवाप्रश्न जोडा | वाचा

दूतावास
(Embassy)

नवी चर्चा जोडा
(Start new discussion)

प्रचालकांना निवेदन
प्रचालकांना निवेदन देण्यासाठीनिवेदन जोडा | वाचा


प्रचालकांचे मूल्यांकन
प्रचालकांचे कार्य आणि कृतींबद्दल उहापोह करण्यासाठीनवीन विषय जोडा | वाचा


तांत्रिक
तांत्रिक मुद्दयांवर चर्चा.
विपी आज्ञावलीच्या त्रुटी अहवाला साठी बगझीला वापरा.
नवीचर्चा जोडा | वाचा

ध्येय आणि धोरणे
सद्द आणि प्रस्तावित ध्येय आणि धोरणे, नीती-संकेत इत्यादींबाबत चर्चेसाठी नवीचर्चा जोडा | वाचा

प्रगती
मराठी विकिपीडियाच्या प्रगती बाबत चर्चा
नवीचर्चा जोडा | वाचा


सोशल मीडिया
मराठी विकिपीडियाचे सोशल मीडिया बाबत नवीन विषय जोडा | वाचा
चावडी (सुचालन)

स्थापना
___

स्वागत आणि साहाय्य चमू ,आलेले सदस्य,विकिभेट,कळपट हवा,सुलभीकरण,लेख/मजकुराची दखल पात्रता? चर्चा








Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members

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अधिक भाषाकृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

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.

If you are interested in engaging with Movement Charter drafting process, follow the updates on Meta and join the Telegram group.

With thanks from the Movement Strategy and Governance team,
RamzyM (WMF) ०७:५७, २ नोव्हेंबर २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Maryana’s Listening Tour ― South Asia

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Hello everyone,

As a part of the Wikimedia Foundation Chief Executive Officer Maryana’s Listening Tour, a meeting is scheduled for conversation with communities in South Asia. Maryana Iskander will be the guest of the session and she will interact with South Asian communities or Wikimedians. For more information please visit the event page here. The meet will be on Friday 26 November 2021 - 1:30 pm UTC [7:00 pm IST].

We invite you to join the meet. The session will be hosted on Zoom and will be recorded. Please fill this short form, if you are interested to attend the meet. Registration form link is here.

Festive Season 2021 edit-a-thon

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Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K started a series of mini edit-a-thons in 2020. This year, we had conducted Mahatma Gandhi 2021 edit-a-thon so far. Now, we are going to be conducting a Festive Season 2021 edit-a-thon which will be its second iteration. During this event, we encourage you to create, develop, update or edit data, upload files on Wikimedia Commons or Wikipedia articles etc. This event will take place on 11 and 12 December 2021. Be ready to participate and develop content on your local Wikimedia projects. Thank you.

on behalf of the organising committee

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १३:१६, १० डिसेंबर २०२१ (IST)[reply]

First Newsletter: Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022

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Dear Wikimedians,

We are glad to inform you that the second iteration of Wikimedia Wikimeet India is going to be organised in February. This is an upcoming online wiki event that is to be conducted from 18 to 20 February 2022 to celebrate International Mother Language Day. The planning of the event has already started and there are many opportunities for Wikimedians to volunteer in order to help make it a successful event. The major announcement is that submissions for sessions has opened from today until a month (until 23 January 2022). You can propose your session here. For more updates and how you can get involved in the same, please read the first newsletter

If you want regular updates regarding the event on your talk page, please add your username here. You will get the next newsletter after 15 days. Please get involved in the event discussions, open tasks and so on.

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २०:२८, २३ डिसेंबर २०२१ (IST)[reply]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Second Newsletter: Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022

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Good morning Wikimedians,

Happy New Year! Hope you are doing well and safe. It's time to update you regarding Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022, the second iteration of Wikimedia Wikimeet India which is going to be conducted in February. Please note the dates of the event, 18 to 20 February 2022. The submissions has opened from 23 December until 23 January 2022. You can propose your session here. We want a few proposals from Indian communities or Wikimedians. For more updates and how you can get involved in the same, please read the second newsletter

If you want regular updates regarding the event on your talk page, please add your username here. You will get the next newsletter after 15 days. Please get involved in the event discussions, open tasks and so on.

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ११:०९, ८ जानेवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Wiki Loves Folklore is back!

[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

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 (चर्चा) १८:४५, ९ जानेवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Feminism and Folklore 2022

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Greetings! You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore 2022 writing competion. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles focused on folklore around the world, including, but not limited to folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer personalities in folklore, folk culture (folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales and more. You can contribute to new articles or translate from the list of suggested articles here.

You can also support us in organizing the contest on your local Wikipedia by signing up your community to participate in this project and also translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.

Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Feel free to contact us on our talk page or via Email if you need any assistance...

Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore Team,

Tiven2240 --११:१९, ११ जानेवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

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

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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.

For more information, please contact spatnaikसाचा:@wikimedia.org.


About This Month in Education · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · For the team: ZI Jony (Talk), गुरूवार १७:५२, १८ जुलै २०२४ (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5

[संपादन]

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 5, January 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the fifth issue of Movement Strategy and Governance News (formerly known as Universal Code of Conduct News)! This revamped newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct, Movement Strategy Implementation grants, Board elections and other relevant MSG topics.

This Newsletter will be distributed quarterly, while more frequent Updates will also be delivered weekly or bi-weekly to subscribers. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive these updates.

  • Call for Feedback about the Board elections - We invite you to give your feedback on the upcoming WMF Board of Trustees election. This call for feedback went live on 10th January 2022 and will be concluded on 16th February 2022. (continue reading)
  • Universal Code of Conduct Ratification - In 2021, the WMF asked communities about how to enforce the Universal Code of Conduct policy text. The revised draft of the enforcement guidelines should be ready for community vote in March. (continue reading)
  • Movement Strategy Implementation Grants - As we continue to review several interesting proposals, we encourage and welcome more proposals and ideas that target a specific initiative from the Movement Strategy recommendations. (continue reading)
  • The New Direction for the Newsletter - As the UCoC Newsletter transitions into MSG Newsletter, join the facilitation team in envisioning and deciding on the new directions for this newsletter. (continue reading)
  • Diff Blogs - Check out the most recent publications about MSG on Wikimedia Diff. (continue reading)

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:३९, १९ जानेवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 Postponed

[संपादन]

Dear Wikimedians,

We want to give you an update related to Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022. Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2022 (or WMWM2022) was to be conducted from 18 to 20 February 2022 and is postponed now.

Currently, we are seeing a new wave of the pandemic that is affecting many people around. Although WMWM is an online event, it has multiple preparation components such as submission, registration, RFC etc which require community involvement.

We feel this may not be the best time for extensive community engagement. We have also received similar requests from Wikimedians around us. Following this observation, please note that we are postponing the event, and the new dates will be informed on the mailing list and on the event page. Although the main WMWM is postponed, we may conduct a couple of brief calls/meets (similar to the Stay safe, stay connected call) on the mentioned date, if things go well.

We'll also get back to you about updates related to WMWM once the situation is better. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:५७, २७ जानेवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Nitesh Gill

on behalf of WMWM

Centre for Internet and Society

[Announcement] Leadership Development Task Force

[संपादन]

Dear community members,

The Invest in Skill and Leadership Development Movement Strategy recommendation indicates that our movement needs a globally coordinated effort to succeed in leadership development.

The Community Development team is supporting the creation of a global and community-driven m:Leadership Development Task Force (Purpose & Structure). The purpose of the task force is to advise leadership development work.

The team seeks community feedback on what could be the responsibilities of the task force. Also, if any community member wishes to be a part of the 12-member task force, kindly reach out to us. The feedback period is until 25 February 2022.

Where to share feedback?

#1 Interested community members can add their thoughts on the Discussion page.

#2 Interested community members can join a regional discussion on 18 February, Friday through Google Meet.

Date & Time

Thanks for your time.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १७:२७, ९ फेब्रुवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

International Mother Language Day 2022 edit-a-thon

[संपादन]

Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K announced International Mother Language Day mini edit-a-thon which is going to take place on 19 & 20 February 2022. The motive of conducting this edit-a-thon is to celebrate International Mother Language Day.

This time we will celebrate the day by creating & developing articles on local Wikimedia projects, such as proofreading the content on Wikisource, items that need to be created on Wikidata [edit Labels & Descriptions], some language-related content must be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and so on. It will be a two-days long edit-a-thon to increase content about languages or related to languages. Anyone can participate in this event and users can add their names to the given link. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:३८, १५ फेब्रुवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Wiki Loves Folklore is extended till 15th March

[संपादन]
कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Greetings from Wiki Loves Folklore International Team,

We are pleased to inform you that Wiki Loves Folklore an international photographic contest on Wikimedia Commons has been extended till the 15th of March 2022. The scope of the contest is focused on folk culture of different regions on categories, such as, but not limited to, folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, etc.

We would like to have your immense participation in the photographic contest to document your local Folk culture on Wikipedia. You can also help with the translation of project pages and share a word in your local language.

Best wishes,

International Team
Wiki Loves Folklore

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १०:२०, २२ फेब्रुवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines & Ratification Vote

[संपादन]

In brief: the revised Enforcement Guidelines have been published. Voting to ratify the guidelines will happen from 7 March to 21 March 2022. Community members can participate in the discussion with the UCoC project team and drafting committee members on 25 February (12:00 UTC) and 4 March (15:00 UTC). Please sign-up.

Details:

The m:Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a baseline of acceptable behavior for the entire Wikimedia movement. The UCoC and the Enforcement Guidelines were written by volunteer-staff drafting committees following community consultations. The revised guidelines were published 24 January 2022.

What’s next?

#1 Community Conversations

To help to understand the guidelines, the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team will host conversations with the UCoC project team and drafting committee members on 25 February (12:00 UTC) and 4 March (15:00 UTC). Please sign-up.

Comments about the guidelines can be shared on the Enforcement Guidelines talk page. You can comment in any language.

#2 Ratification Voting

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees released a statement on the ratification process where eligible voters can support or oppose the adoption of the enforcement guidelines through vote. Wikimedians are invited to translate and share important information.

A SecurePoll vote is scheduled from 7 March to 21 March 2022.

Eligible voters are invited to answer a poll question and share comments. Voters will be asked if they support the enforcement of the UCoC based on the proposed guidelines.

Thank you. CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) २१:३६, २२ फेब्रुवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Coming soon

[संपादन]

- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) १८:०८, २८ फेब्रुवारी २०२२ (IST)[reply]

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed

[संपादन]
You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now closed. This Call ran from 10 January and closed on 16 February 2022. The Call focused on three key questions and received broad discussion on Meta-wiki, during meetings with affiliates, and in various community conversations. The community and affiliates provided many proposals and discussion points. The reports are on Meta-wiki.

This information will be shared with the Board of Trustees and Elections Committee so they can make informed decisions about the upcoming Board of Trustees election. The Board of Trustees will then follow with an announcement after they have discussed the information.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback to help improve Board election processes.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance
CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:४६, ५ मार्च २०२२ (IST)[reply]

UCoC Enforcement Guidelines Ratification Vote Begins (7 - 21 March 2022)

[संपादन]

The ratification of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) enforcement guidelines has started. Every eligible community member can vote.

For instructions on voting using SecurePoll and Voting eligibility, please read this. The last date to vote is 21 March 2022.

Vote here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:SecurePoll/vote/391

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) २२:४१, ७ मार्च २०२२ (IST)[reply]

CIS-A2K Newsletter February 2022

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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about February 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events, ongoing events and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming Events

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:58, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 ends tomorrow

[संपादन]

International photographic contest Wiki Loves Folklore 2022 ends on 15th March 2022 23:59:59 UTC. This is the last chance of the year to upload images about local folk culture, festival, cuisine, costume, folklore etc on Wikimedia Commons. Watch out our social media handles for regular updates and declaration of Winners.

(Facebook , Twitter , Instagram)

The writing competition Feminism and Folklore will run till 31st of March 2022 23:59:59 UTC. Write about your local folk tradition, women, folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, folklore, and tradition, including ballads, folktales, fairy tales, legends, traditional song and dance, folk plays, games, seasonal events, calendar customs, folk arts, folk religion, mythology etc. on your local Wikipedia. Check if your local Wikipedia is participating

A special competition called Wiki Loves Falles is organised in Spain and the world during 15th March 2022 till 15th April 2022 to document local folk culture and Falles in Valencia, Spain. Learn more about it on Catalan Wikipedia project page.

We look forward for your immense co-operation.

Thanks Wiki Loves Folklore international Team MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २०:१०, १४ मार्च २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Pune Nadi Darshan 2022: A campaign cum photography contest

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Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings for the Holi festival! CIS-A2K is glad to announce a campaign cum photography contest, Pune Nadi Darshan 2022, organised jointly by Rotary Water Olympiad and CIS-A2K on the occasion of ‘World Water Week’. This is a pilot campaign to document the rivers in the Pune district on Wikimedia Commons. The campaign period is from 16 March to 16 April 2022.


Under this campaign, participants are expected to click and upload the photos of rivers in the Pune district on the following topics -

  • Beauty of rivers in Pune district
  • Flora & fauna of rivers in Pune district
  • Religious & cultural places around rivers in Pune district
  • Human activities at rivers in Pune district
  • Constructions on rivers in Pune district
  • River Pollution in Pune district

Please visit the event page for more details. We welcome your participation in this campaign. Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:४९, १५ मार्च २०२२ (IST)[reply]

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement guidelines ratification voting is now closed

[संपादन]
You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Greetings,

The ratification voting process for the revised enforcement guidelines of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) came to a close on 21 March 2022. Over 2300 Wikimedians voted across different regions of our movement. Thank you to everyone who participated in this process! The scrutinizing group is now reviewing the vote for accuracy, so please allow up to two weeks for them to finish their work.

The final results from the voting process will be announced here, along with the relevant statistics and a summary of comments as soon as they are available. Please check out the voter information page to learn about the next steps. You can comment on the project talk page on Meta-wiki in any language.

You may also contact the UCoC project team by email: ucocproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org

Best regards,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १५:१०, २३ मार्च २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Feminism and Folklore 2022 ends soon

[संपादन]

Feminism and Folklore 2022 which is an international writing contest organized at Wikipedia ends soon that is on 31 March 2022 11:59 UTC. This is the last chance of the year to write about feminism, women biographies and gender-focused topics such as folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, folk artists, folk dancers, folk singers, folk musicians, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales and more

Keep an eye on the project page for declaration of Winners.

We look forward for your immense co-operation.

Thanks Wiki Loves Folklore international Team MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १९:५८, २६ मार्च २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Announcing Indic Hackathon 2022 and Scholarship Applications

[संपादन]

Dear Wikimedians, we are happy to announce that the Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group will be organizing Indic Hackathon 2022, a regional event as part of the main Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 taking place in a hybrid mode during 20-22 May 2022. The event will take place in Hyderabad. The regional event will be in-person with support for virtual participation. As it is with any hackathon, the event’s program will be semi-structured i.e. while we will have some sessions in sync with the main hackathon event, the rest of the time will be upto participants’ interest on what issues they are interested to work on. The event page can be seen on this page.

In this regard, we would like to invite community members who would like to attend in-person to fill out a form for scholarship application by 17 April, which is available on the event page. Please note that the hackathon won’t be focusing on training of new skills, and it is expected that applications have some experience/knowledge contributing to technical areas of the Wikimedia movement. Please post on the event talk page if you have any queries. MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ००:०१, ८ एप्रिल २०२२ (IST)[reply]

CIS-A2K Newsletter March 2022

[संपादन]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about March 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events and ongoing events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:33, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Extension of Pune Nadi Darshan 2022: A campaign cum photography contest

[संपादन]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you already know, Pune Nadi Darshan is a campaign cum photography contest on Wikimedia Commons organised jointly by Rotary Water Olympiad and CIS-A2K. The contest started on 16 March on the occasion of World Water Week and received a good response from citizens as well as organisations working on river issues.

Taking into consideration the feedback from the volunteers and organisations about extending the deadline of 16 April, the organisers have decided to extend the contest till 16 May 2022. Some leading organisations have also shown interest in donating their archive and need a sufficient time period for the process.

We are still mainly using these topics which are mentioned below.

  • Beauty of rivers in Pune district
  • Flora & fauna of rivers in Pune district
  • Religious & cultural places around rivers in Pune district
  • Human activities at rivers in Pune district
  • Constructions on rivers in Pune district
  • River Pollution in Pune district

Anyone can participate still now, so, we appeal to all Wikimedians to contribute to this campaign to enrich river-related content on Wikimedia Commons. For more information, you can visit the event page.

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:58, 17 April 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Join the South Asia / ESEAP Annual Plan Meeting with Maryana Iskander

[संपादन]

Dear community members,

In continuation of Maryana Iskander's listening tour, the Movement Communications and Movement Strategy and Governance teams invite you to discuss the 2022-23 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan.

The conversations are about these questions:

  • The 2030 Wikimedia Movement Strategy sets a direction toward "knowledge as a service" and "knowledge equity". The Wikimedia Foundation wants to plan according to these two goals. How do you think the Wikimedia Foundation should apply them to our work?
  • The Wikimedia Foundation continues to explore better ways of working at a regional level. We have increased our regional focus in areas like grants, new features, and community conversations. How can we improve?
  • Anyone can contribute to the Movement Strategy process. We want to know about your activities, ideas, requests, and lessons learned. How can the Wikimedia Foundation better support the volunteers and affiliates working in Movement Strategy activities?

Date and Time

The meeting will happen via Zoom on 24 April (Sunday) at 07:00 UTC (local time). Kindly add the event to your calendar. Live interpretation will be available for some languages.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १५:४५, १७ एप्रिल २०२२ (IST)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now - April 2022

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Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library has free access to new paywalled reliable sources. You can these and dozens more collections at https://wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/:

  • Wiley – journals, books, and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences
  • OECD – OECD iLibrary, Data, and Multimedia​​ published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • SPIE Digital Library – journals and eBooks on optics and photonics applied research

Many other sources are freely available for experienced editors, including collections which recently became accessible to all eligible editors: Cambridge University Press, BMJ, AAAS, Érudit and more.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: log in today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team १८:४७, २६ एप्रिल २०२२ (IST)

This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Call for Candidates: 2022 Board of Trustees Election

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Dear community members,

The 2022 Board of Trustees elections process has begun. The Call for Candidates has been announced.

The Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the Wikimedia Foundation. Community-and-affiliate selected trustees and Board-appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community-and-affiliate selected trustees.

The Wikimedia community will vote to elect two seats on the Board of Trustees in 2022. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board of Trustees.

Kindly submit your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees. CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १४:२४, २९ एप्रिल २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Coming soon: Improvements for templates

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-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) १६:४३, २९ एप्रिल २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Enabling Section Translation: a new mobile translation experience

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Hello Marathi Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in Marathi language, कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा.

The WMF Language team is pleased to let you know that we will like to enable the Section translation tool in Marathi Wikipedia. For this, our team will love you to read about the tool and test it so you can:

  • Give us your feedback
  • Ask us questions
  • Tell us how to improve it.

Below is background information about Section translation, why we have chosen your community, and how to test it.

Background information

Content Translation has been a successful tool for editors to create content in their language. More than one million articles have been created across all languages since the tool was released in 2015. The Wikimedia Foundation Language team has improved the translation experience further with the Section Translation. The WMF Language team enabled the early version of the tool in February in Bengali Wikipedia. Through their feedback, the tool was improved and ready for your community to test and help us with feedback to make it better.

Section Translation extends the capabilities of Content Translation to support mobile devices. On mobile, the tool will:

  • Guide you to translate one section at a time in order to expand existing articles or create new ones.
  • Make it easy to transfer knowledge across languages anytime from your mobile device.

Marathi Wikipedia seems an ideal candidate to enjoy this new tool since data shows significant mobile editing activity.

We plan to enable the tool on Marathi Wikipedia in the coming weeks if there are no objections from your community. After it is enabled, we’ll monitor the content created with the tool and process all the feedback. In any case, feel free to raise any concerns or questions you may already have in any of the following formats:

Try the tool

Before the enablement, you can try the current implementation of the tool in our testing instance. Once it is enabled on Marathi Wikipedia, you’ll have access to https://mr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslation with your mobile device. You can select an article to translate, and machine translation will be provided as a starting point for editors to improve.

Provide feedback

Please provide feedback about Section translation in any of the formats you are most comfortable with. We want to hear about your impressions on:

  • The tool
  • What you think about our plans to enable it
  • Your ideas for improving the tool.

Thanks, and we look forward to your feedback and questions.

UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) ०४:०६, ३ मे २०२२ (IST) On behalf of the WMF Language team[reply]

Thanks for finally getting it to test deployment. I was waiting for it and I am sure many in not just mrwiki but other projects too were waiting for this tool to be deployed. Currently we have huge number of articles but the content is unsourced or not so good. I am confident that this tool will be helpful in translations of good content, bring sources to the content and expansion of numerous stubs. thanks a lot QueerEcofeminist "संदर्भ द्या! अगदी भांडतानासुध्दा"!!![they/them/their] ०९:३९, ४ मे २०२२ (IST)[reply]
Thank you, QueerEcofeminist, for your feedback. We look forward to your community using the tool to translate good quality articles once the Section Translation tool is enabled. UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) ०६:५८, १० मे २०२२ (IST)[reply]

PS: Sending your feedback or questions in English is particularly appreciated. But, you can still send them in the language of your choice.

CIS-A2K Newsletter April 2022

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Dear Wikimedians,

I hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about April 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned our conducted events, ongoing events and upcoming events.

Conducted events
Ongoing events
Upcoming event

Please find the Newsletter link here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 15:47, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 - Call for Election Volunteers

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team is looking for community members to serve as election volunteers in the upcoming Board of Trustees election.

The idea of the Election Volunteer Program came up during the 2021 Wikimedia Board of Trustees Election. This program turned out to be successful. With the help of Election Volunteers we were able to increase outreach and participation in the election by 1,753 voters over 2017. Overall turnout was 10.13%, 1.1 percentage points more, and 214 wikis were represented in the election.

There were a total of 74 wikis that did not participate in 2017 that produced voters in the 2021 election. Can you help increase the participation even more?

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

  • Translate short messages and announce the ongoing election process in community channels
  • Optional: Monitor community channels for community comments and questions

Volunteers should:

  • Maintain the friendly space policy during conversations and events
  • Present the guidelines and voting information to the community in a neutral manner

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.
CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १५:४९, १२ मे २०२२ (IST)[reply]

June Month Celebration 2022 edit-a-thon

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Dear Wikimedians,

CIS-A2K announced June month mini edit-a-thon which is going to take place on 25 & 26 June 2022 (on this weekend). The motive of conducting this edit-a-thon is to celebrate June Month which is also known as pride month.

This time we will celebrate the month, which is full of notable days, by creating & developing articles on local Wikimedia projects, such as proofreading the content on Wikisource if there are any, items that need to be created on Wikidata [edit Labels & Descriptions], some June month related content must be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons and so on. It will be a two-days long edit-a-thon to increase content about the month of June or related to its days, directly or indirectly. Anyone can participate in this event and the link you can find here. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:46, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Propose statements for the 2022 Election Compass

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

Community members are invited to propose statements to use in the Election Compass for the 2022 Board of Trustees election.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/neutral/disagree). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Community members propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August. The Elections Committee will oversee the process, supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team. MSG will check that the questions are clear, there are no duplicates, no typos, and so on.

Regards,

Movement Strategy & Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:४५, १२ जुलै २०२२ (IST)[reply]

CIS-A2K Newsletter June 2022

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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As you know CIS-A2K updated the communities every month about their previous work through the Newsletter. This message is about June 2022 Newsletter. In this newsletter, we have mentioned A2K's conducted events.

Conducted events

Please find the Newsletter link here.
If you want to subscribe/unsubscibe this newsletter, click here.

Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:23, 19 July 2022 (UTC)

On behalf of User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Board of Trustees - Affiliate Voting Results

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear community members,

The Affiliate voting process has concluded. Representatives from each Affiliate organization learned about the candidates by reading candidates’ statements, reviewing candidates’ answers to questions, and considering the candidates’ ratings provided by the Analysis Committee. The shortlisted 2022 Board of Trustees candidates are:

See more information about the Results and Statistics of this election.

Please take a moment to appreciate the Affiliate representatives and Analysis Committee members for taking part in this process and helping to grow the Board of Trustees in capacity and diversity. Thank you for your participation.

The next part of the Board election process is the community voting period. View the election timeline here. To prepare for the community voting period, there are several things community members can engage with, in the following ways:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १४:२६, २० जुलै २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7

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Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance newsletter! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १८:२७, २४ जुलै २०२२ (IST)[reply]


Vote for Election Compass Statements

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear community members,

Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for statements to use in the Election Compass. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/neutral/disagree). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Volunteers propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १२:३४, २६ जुलै २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Delay of Board of Trustees Election

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Dear community members,

I am reaching out to you today with an update about the timing of the voting for the Board of Trustees election.

As many of you are already aware, this year we are offering an Election Compass to help voters identify the alignment of candidates on some key topics. Several candidates requested an extension of the character limitation on their responses expanding on their positions, and the Elections Committee felt their reasoning was consistent with the goals of a fair and equitable election process.

To ensure that the longer statements can be translated in time for the election, the Elections Committee and Board Selection Task Force decided to delay the opening of the Board of Trustees election by one week - a time proposed as ideal by staff working to support the election.

Although it is not expected that everyone will want to use the Election Compass to inform their voting decision, the Elections Committee felt it was more appropriate to open the voting period with essential translations for community members across languages to use if they wish to make this important decision.

The voting will open on August 23 at 00:00 UTC and close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:११, १५ ऑगस्ट २०२२ (IST)[reply]

WikiConference India 2023: Initial conversations

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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope all of you are doing well. We are glad to inform you to restart the conversation to host the next WikiConference India 2023 after WCI 2020 which was not conducted due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, it couldn't take place. However, we are hoping to reinitiate this discussion and for that we need your involvement, suggestions and support to help organize a much needed conference in February-March of 2023.

The proposed 2023 conference will bring our energies, ideas, learnings, and hopes together. This conference will provide a national-level platform for Indian Wikimedians to connect, re-connect, and establish their collaboration itself can be a very important purpose on its own- in the end it will empower us all to strategize, plan ahead and collaborate- as a movement.

We hope we, the Indian Wikimedia Community members, come together in various capacities and make this a reality. We believe we will take learnings from earlier attempts, improve processes & use best practices in conducting this conference purposefully and fruitfully.

Here is a survey form to get your responses on the same notion. Unfortunately we are working with short timelines since the final date of proposal submission is 5 September. We request you please fill out the form by 28th August. After your responses, we can decide if we have the community need and support for the conference. You are also encouraged to add your support on this page, if you support the idea.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, १२:०९, २४ ऑगस्ट २०२२ (IST)[reply]

2022 Board of Trustees Community Voting Period is now Open

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear community members,

The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:

If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. You may vote from August 23 at 00:00 UTC to September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page.

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १८:०५, २६ ऑगस्ट २०२२ (IST)[reply]

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting is about to close

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello,

The Community Voting period of the 2022 Board of Trustees election started on August 23, 2022, and will close on September 6, 2022 23:59 UTC. There’s still a chance to participate in this election. If you did not vote, please visit the SecurePoll voting page to vote now. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page. If you need help in making your decision, here are some helpful links:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १८:३०, १ सप्टेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello everyone,

The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Revisions committee is requesting comments regarding the Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period will be open from 8 September 2022 until 8 October 2022.

The Committee collaborated to revise these draft guidelines based on input gathered from the community discussion period from May through July, as well as the community vote that concluded in March 2022. The revisions are focused on the following four areas:

  1. To identify the type, purpose, and applicability of the UCoC training;
  2. To simplify the language for more accessible translation and comprehension by non-experts;
  3. To explore the concept of affirmation, including its pros and cons;
  4. To review the balancing of the privacy of the accuser and the accused

The Committee requests comments and suggestions about these revisions by 8 October 2022. From there, the Revisions Committee anticipates further revising the guidelines based on community input.

Find the Revised Guidelines on Meta, and a comparison page in some languages.

Everyone may share comments in a number of places. Facilitators welcome comments in any language on the Revisions Guideline Talk Page. Comments can also be shared on talk pages of translations, at local discussions, or during conversation hours. There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines.

Conversation hours

The facilitation team supporting this review period hopes to reach a large number of communities. If you do not see a conversation happening in your community, please organize a discussion. Facilitators can assist you in setting up the conversations. Discussions will be summarized and presented to the drafting committee every two weeks. The summaries will be published here.

~ On behalf of the UCoC project team.

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १७:१५, १३ सप्टेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF

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Hello everyone,

We are happy to inform you that we have submitted the Conference & Event Grant proposal for WikiConference India 2023 to the Wikimedia Foundation. We kindly request all the community members to go through the proposal -- including the community engagement survey report, program plan, venue and logistics, participation and scholarships, and the budget, and provide us with your suggestions/comments on the talk page. You can endorse the proposal in the endorsements section, please do add a rationale for supporting this project.

According to the timeline of the Conference and Event Grants program, the community can review till 23 September 2022, post that we will start integrating all the received feedback to make modifications to the proposal. Depending on the response of community members, an IRC may be hosted next week, especially if there are any questions/concerns that need to be addressed.

We reopened the survey form and if you are still interested in taking part in the survey and you have something in mind to share or want to become a part of the organizing team, please fill out the form so we all can work together.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, १३:०५, १९ सप्टेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

The Vector 2022 skin as the default in two weeks?

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The slides for our presentation at Wikimania 2022

Hello. I'm writing on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Web team. In two weeks, we would like to make the Vector 2022 skin the default on this wiki.

We have been working on it for the past three years. So far, it has been the default on more than 30 wikis, including sister projects, all accounting for more than 1 billion pageviews per month. On average 87% of active logged-in users of those wikis use Vector 2022.

It would become the default for all logged-out users, and also all logged-in users who currently use Vector legacy. Logged-in users can at any time switch to any other skins. No changes are expected for users of these skins.

About the skin

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[Why is a change necessary] The current default skin meets the needs of the readers and editors as these were 13 years ago. Since then, new users have begun using Wikimedia projects. The old Vector doesn't meet their needs.

[Objective] The objective for the new skin is to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. It draws inspiration from previous requests, the Community Wishlist Surveys, and gadgets and scripts. The work helped our code follow the standards and improve all other skins. We reduced PHP code in Wikimedia deployed skins by 75%. The project has also focused on making it easier to support gadgets and use APIs.

[Changes and test results] The skin introduces a series of changes that improve readability and usability. The new skin does not remove any functionality currently available on the Vector skin.

  • The sticky header makes it easier to find tools that editors use often. It decreases scrolling to the top of the page by 16%.
  • The new table of contents makes it easier to navigate to different sections. Readers and editors jumped to different sections of the page 50% more than with the old table of contents. It also looks a bit different on talk pages.
  • The new search bar is easier to find and makes it easier to find the correct search result from the list. This increased the amount of searches started by 30% on the wikis we tested on.
  • The skin does not negatively affect pageviews, edit rates, or account creation. There is evidence of increases in pageviews and account creation across partner communities.

[Try it out] Try out the new skin by going to the appearance tab in your preferences and selecting Vector 2022 from the list of skins.

How can editors change and customize this skin?

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It's possible to configure and personalize our changes. We support volunteers who create new gadgets and user scripts. Check out our repository for a list of currently available customizations, or add your own.

If no large concerns are raised, we plan on deploying in the week of October 3, 2022. If your community would like to request more time to discuss the changes, hit the button and write to us. We can adjust the calendar.

If you'd like ask our team anything, if you have questions, concerns, or additional thoughts, please ping me here or write on the talk page of the project. We will gladly answer! Also, see our FAQ. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) ०९:४५, २२ सप्टेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Update on Vector 2022

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Hello. I'm sorry for not communicating in your language. I'll be grateful if you translated my message. I'm writing on behalf of the Web team working on the new skin, Vector 2022.

We wanted to apologize for the delays in the deployment of Vector 2022. We know many of you are waiting for this eagerly. We have been delaying the deployment because we have been working on the logos. It has taken us more time than originally expected. Once the logos are ready, we will let you know the exact date of deployment. We are planning for either the next (more likely) or the following week. If your wiki doesn't currently have a localized logo, we encourage you to reach out to us and we can help make one.

We invite you to get involved in the project. Contact us if you have any questions or need any help, particularly with the compatibility of gadgets and user scripts. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) ०४:५४, २० ऑक्टोबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022

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Sorry for writing this message in English - feel free to help us translate it

Dear Proofreader,
Thank you and congratulation to you for your participation and support last year. The CIS-A2K has been conducted again this year Online Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022 to enrich our Indian classic literature in digital format.

WHAT DO YOU NEED

  • Booklist: a collection of books to be proofread. Kindly help us to find some books in your language. The book should not be available on any third-party website with Unicode formatted text. Please collect the books and add our event page book list. You should follow the copyright guideline described here. After finding the book, you should check the pages of the book and create <pagelist/>.
  • Participants: Kindly sign your name at Participants section if you wish to participate in this event.
  • Reviewer: Kindly promote yourself as administrator/reviewer of this proofreadthon and add your proposal here. The administrator/reviewers could participate in this Proofreadthon.
  • Some social media coverage: I would request to all Indic Wikisource community members, please spread the news to all social media channels, we always try to convince your Wikipedia/Wikisource to use their SiteNotice. Of course, you must also use your own Wikisource site notice.
  • Some awards: There may be some award/prize given by CIS-A2K.
  • A way to count validated and proofread pages:Indic Wikisource Contest Tools
  • Time : Proofreadthon will run: from 14 November 2022 00.01 to 30 Novemeber 2022 23.59 (IST)
  • Rules and guidelines: The basic rules and guideline have described here
  • Scoring: The details scoring method have described here

I really hope many Indic Wikisources will be present this time.

Thanks for your attention
Jayanta (CIS-A2K)- 9 November 2022 (UTC)
Wikisource Program officer, CIS-A2K

WikiConference India 2023: Program submissions and Scholarships form are now open

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Dear Wikimedians,

We are really glad to announce that WikiConference India 2023 has been successfully funded and it will take place from 3 to 5 March 2023. The theme of the conference will be Strengthening the Bonds.

We also have exciting updates about the Program and Scholarships.

The applications for scholarships and program submissions are open now! You can find the form for submission here and for program you can go here.

For more information and regular updates please visit the Conference Meta page. If you have something in mind you can write on talk page.

‘‘‘Note’’’: Scholarship form and the Program submissions will be open from 11 November 2022, 00:00 IST and the last date to submit is 27 November 2022, 23:59 IST.

Regards

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:३८, १० नोव्हेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

(on behalf of the WCI Organizing Committee)

Invitation to join the Online Indic Wikisource meetup (12th November 2022)

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Hello fellow Wikisource enthusiasts!

We are the hosting the Indic Wikisource Community Online meetup on 12 November 2022 7:30 PM IST.

The objectives are below.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, kindly leave a message on jayanta@cis-india.org and we will add you to the calendar invite.

Meanwhile, feel free to check out the page on Meta-wiki and suggest any other topics for the agenda.


Thanks for your attention

Jayanta (CIS-A2K)
Wikisource Program officer, CIS-A2K

WikiConference India 2023: Extension of Program submissions and scholarship deadline

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Hello, wonderful Wikimedians,

As you already know, the program and scholarship applications for WikiConference India 2023 are open. Although today is the last date to submit the program and scholarship applications, we would like to inform you that we are extending the deadline to 14 December 2022. The deadline has been extended to ensure our community members have more time to apply and ensure we are able to receive a diverse spread of applications.

Please let us know if you have any queries by posting them on the conference talk page.

Thank you! MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १७:२३, २७ नोव्हेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Regards, WCI 2023 Core organizing team.

Movement Charter: South Asia Regional Consultation

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Dear community members,

As many of you are aware, the Movement Charter regional consultations have begun. The MCDC seeks community feedback about three sections of the Movement Charter:

  1. Preamble
  2. Values & Principles
  3. Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)

How can you participate?

You can participate by joining the regional consultation for South Asia on 2 December 2022 (Friday) from 14:00 to 15:30 UTC (7:30 PM to 9:00 PM IST) on Google Meet. Kindly add the event to your calendar.

Other ways to share feedback are:

  1. Fill the survey.
  2. Write on the Meta Talk pages: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  3. Write on the Movement Strategy Forum: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  4. Email MCDC at movementcharter@wikimedia.org

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters, and how it impacts your community, a 12-minute recording of one of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions is available here.

Thanks for your time and interest. CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १९:४४, २८ नोव्हेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

WikiConference India 2023 Open Community Call and Extension of program and scholarship submissions deadline

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Greetings Wikimedians,

Thank you for supporting Wiki Conference India 2023. We are humbled by the number of applications we have received and hope to learn more about the work that you all have been doing to take the movement forward. In order to offer flexibility, we have recently extended our deadline for the Program and Scholarships submission- you can find all the details on our Meta Page.

COT is working hard to ensure we bring together a conference that is truly meaningful and impactful for our movement and one that brings us all together. With an intent to be inclusive and transparent in our process, we are committed to organizing community sessions at regular intervals for sharing updates and to offer an opportunity to the community for engagement and review. Following the same, we are hosting the first Open Community Call on the 3rd of December, 2022. We wish to use this space to discuss the progress and answer any questions, concerns or clarifications, about the conference and the Program/Scholarships.

Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the call


Furthermore, we are pleased to share the email id of the conference contact@wikiconferenceindia.org which is where you could share any thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions and someone from the COT will reach out to you. Alternatively, leave us a message on the Conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २१:२८, २ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

On Behalf of, WCI 2023 Core organizing team.

Indic Wiki Improve-a-thon 2022

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Apologies to not write in your language.

Dear Wikimedians, Glad to inform you that CIS-A2K is going to conduct an event, Indic Wiki improve-a-thon 2022, for the Indic language. It will run from 15 December to 5 January 2023. It will be an online activity however if communities want to organise any on-ground activity under Improve-a-thon that would also be welcomed. The event has its own theme Azadi Ka Amrit Mahatosav which is based on a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence. The event will be for 20 days only. This is an effort to work on content enrichment and improvement. We invite you to plan a short activity under this event and work on the content on your local Wikis. The event is not restricted to a project, anyone can edit any project by following the theme. The event page link is here. The list is under preparation and will be updated soon. The community can also prepare their list for this improve-a-thon. If you have question or concern please write on here. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १३:०१, १२ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

WikiConference India 2023: Revised Conference Dates & Program-Scholarship Submission Reminder

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Please feel free to translate into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

We want to inform you that due to specific reference to conference operational and logistical challenges, we had to revise the conference dates. The new dates for WikiConference India 2023 are 28, 29, and 30 April 2023 (Friday to Sunday), Hyderabad, India. The new dates have been finalized after a thorough check to avoid any overlaps or challenges.

Reminder: The last date for Program and Scholarships submission is 14 December 2022, 11:59 pm IST. For any questions and support, reach out to contact@wikiconferenceindia.org or leave a message on the conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०१:४७, १३ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Nivas & Nitesh

(On behalf of the WCI 2023 organizing team).

Community Wishlist Survey 2023 opens in January!

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Hello

The Community Wishlist Survey (CWS) 2023, which lets contributors propose and vote for tools and improvements, starts next month on Monday, 23 January 2023, at 18:00 UTC and will continue annually.

We are inviting you to share your ideas for technical improvements to our tools and platforms. Long experience in editing or technical skills is not required. If you have ever used our software and thought of an idea to improve it, this is the place to come share those ideas!

The dates for the phases of the Survey will be as follows:

  • Phase 1: Submit, discuss, and revise proposals – Monday, Jan 23, 2023 to Sunday, Feb 6, 2023
  • Phase 2: WMF/Community Tech reviews and organizes proposals – Monday, Jan 30, 2023 to Friday, Feb 10, 2023
  • Phase 3: Vote on proposals – Friday, Feb 10, 2023 to Friday, Feb 24, 2023
  • Phase 4: Results posted – Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023

If you want to start writing out your ideas ahead of the Survey, you can start thinking about your proposals and draft them in the CWS sandbox.

We are grateful to all who participated last year. See you in January 2023!

आपणास धन्यवाद! Community Tech, STei (WMF) १८:२९, १३ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

We are really sorry for posting in English

Voting in the Wikimedia sound logo contest has started. From December 6 to 19, 2022, please play a part and help chose the sound that will identify Wikimedia content on audio devices. Learn more on Diff.

The sound logo team is grateful to everyone who participated in this global contest. We received 3,235 submissions from 2,094 participants in 135 countries. We are incredibly grateful to the team of volunteer screeners and the selection committee who, among others, helped bring us to where we are today. It is now up to Wikimedia to choose the Sound Of All Human Knowledge.

Best wishes, Arupako-WMF (चर्चा) १६:१९, १७ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

WikiConference India 2023:Open Community call on 18 December 2022

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Dear Wikimedians,

As you may know, we are hosting regular calls with the communities for WikiConference India 2023. This message is for the second Open Community Call which is scheduled on the 18th of December, 2022 (Today) from 7:00 to 8:00 pm to answer any questions, concerns, or clarifications, take inputs from the communities, and give a few updates related to the conference from our end. Please add the following to your respective calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the call.

Furthermore, we are pleased to share the telegram group created for the community members who are interested to be a part of WikiConference India 2023 and share any thoughts, inputs, suggestions, or questions. Link to join the telegram group: https://t.me/+X9RLByiOxpAyNDZl. Alternatively, you can also leave us a message on the Conference talk page. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १३:३३, १८ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

On Behalf of, WCI 2023 Organizing team

Feminism and Folklore 2023

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Dear Wiki Community,

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year 2023,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2023 writing competition from February 1, 2023, to March 31, 2023 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a fountain tool or dashboard.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the fountain/dashboard link on the meta project page.

This year we would be supporting the community's financial aid for Internet and childcare support. This would be provided for the local team including their jury and coordinator team. This support is opt-in and non mandatory. Kindly fill in this Google form and mark a mail to support@wikilovesfolklore.org with the subject line starting as [Stipend] Name or Username/Language. The last date to sign up for internet and childcare aid from our team is 20th of January 2023, We encourage the language coordinators to sign up their community on this link by the 25th of January 2023.

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2023 International Team

Stay connected  

--MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:५३, २४ डिसेंबर २०२२ (IST)[reply]

Upcoming vote on the revised Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello all,

In mid-January 2023, the Enforcement Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct will undergo a second community-wide ratification vote. This follows the March 2022 vote, which resulted in a majority of voters supporting the Enforcement Guidelines. During the vote, participants helped highlight important community concerns. The Board’s Community Affairs Committee requested that these areas of concern be reviewed.

The volunteer-led Revisions Committee worked hard reviewing community input and making changes. They updated areas of concern, such as training and affirmation requirements, privacy and transparency in the process, and readability and translatability of the document itself.

The revised Enforcement Guidelines can be viewed here, and a comparison of changes can be found here.

How to vote?

Beginning January 17, 2023, voting will be open. This page on Meta-wiki outlines information on how to vote using SecurePoll.

Who can vote?

The eligibility requirements for this vote are the same as for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees elections. See the voter information page for more details about voter eligibility. If you are an eligible voter, you can use your Wikimedia account to access the voting server.

What happens after the vote?

Votes will be scrutinized by an independent group of volunteers, and the results will be published on Wikimedia-l, the Movement Strategy Forum, Diff and on Meta-wiki. Voters will again be able to vote and share concerns they have about the guidelines. The Board of Trustees will look at the levels of support and concerns raised as they look at how the Enforcement Guidelines should be ratified or developed further.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १६:०१, ८ जानेवारी २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Voting Opens on the Revised Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) Enforcement Guidelines

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.
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Hello all,

The voting period for the revised Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines is now open! Voting will remain open for two weeks and will close at 23:59 UTC on January 31, 2023. Please visit the voter information page for voter eligibility information and details on how to vote.

For more details on the Enforcement Guidelines and the voting process, see our previous message.

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १७:४२, १७ जानेवारी २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Global ban for PlanespotterA320/RespectCE

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Per the Global bans policy, I'm informing the project of this request for comment: m:Requests for comment/Global ban for PlanespotterA320 (2) about banning a member from your community. Thank you.--Lemonaka (talk) 21:40, 6 February 2023 (UTC)

International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon

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Apologies to write in English.

Dear all,

Hope you are doing well. CIS-A2K is going to organise International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon on the occasion of and to celebrate International Mother language Day. The datathon will be from 21st February to 28 February 2023. During the week, we will contribute to Wikidata to add labels, descriptions, Aliases, items or properties and references to the statements. You can go through the given page link, add yourself and become a part of the event. During the datathon, we will finalise a day and organise a one or two-hour online session with a Wikidata expert to learn advanced tactics. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:१९, १६ फेब्रुवारी २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Reminder: International Mother Language day 2023 Datathon

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Dear all,

The International Mother Language Day 2023 Datathon will start tomorrow (after a few hours at 00:01 am) till 28 February. To contribute please add your name here. We will contribute to Wikidata to add labels, descriptions, Aliases, items or properties and references to the statements.

We have created the outreach dashboard to track the activities. Here is the link.


There will be an online session on Sunday. The session will be for 1:30 hrs. Please block your calendar for 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Jinoy will be there for a training session to introduce basics and the tools like 'TABernacle', 'QS' and 'Mix n Match' that can be used for adding labels and improving the existing WD item for newbies.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns at program@cis-india.org. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २२:२८, २० फेब्रुवारी २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Community feedback-cycle about updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use starts

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello community members,

Wikimedia Foundation Legal Department is organizing a feedback-cycle with community members to discuss updating the Wikimedia Terms of Use.

The Terms of Use (ToU) are the legal terms that govern the use of websites hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. We will be gathering your feedback on a draft proposal from February through April. The draft will be translated into several languages, with written feedback accepted in any language.

This update comes in response to several things:

  • Implementing the Universal Code of Conduct.
  • Updating project text to the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.
  • Proposal for better addressing undisclosed paid editing.
  • Bringing the Terms of Use in line with current and recently passed laws affecting the Wikimedia Foundation, including the European Digital Services Act

As part of the feedback cycle two office hours will be held: the first on 2 March and the second on 4 April.

For further information, please consult:

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team,

CSinha (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:४०, २२ फेब्रुवारी २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Your wiki will be in read only soon

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Trizek (WMF) (चर्चा) ०२:५०, २८ फेब्रुवारी २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2023: We are back!

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the third edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2023. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage. We accept contribution in every language! The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia in your language! Also, we plan to set up a banner to notify users of the possibility to participate in such a challenge!

ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 07:58, 1 March 2023 (UTC)

Women's Month Datathon on Commons

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Please help us to translate the message.

Hello Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. CIS-A2K and CPUG have planned an online activity for March. The activity will focus on Wikimedia Commons and it will begin on 21 March and end on 31 March 2023. During this campaign, the participants will work on structure data, categories and descriptions of the existing images. We will provide you with the list of the photographs that were uploaded under those campaigns, conducted for Women’s Month.

You can find the event page link here. We are inviting you to participate in this event and make it successful. There will be at least one online session to demonstrate the tasks of the event. We will come back to you with the date and time.

If you have any questions please write to us at the event talk page Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:१९, १२ मार्च २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program Submissions

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Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at wikimania@wikimedia.org or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

Women's Month Datathon on Commons Online Session

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Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. As we mentioned in a previous message, CIS-A2K and CPUG have been starting an online activity for March from 21 March to 31 March 2023. The activity already started yesterday and will end on 31 March 2023. During this campaign, the participants are working on structure data, categories and descriptions of the existing images. The event page link is here. We are inviting you to participate in this event.

There is an online session to demonstrate the tasks of the event that is going to happen tonight after one hour from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You can find the meeting link here. We will wait for you. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १९:०६, २२ मार्च २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation’s 2023-2024 Annual Plan and Upcoming Community Conversations

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Hi Everyone,

The draft annual plan of the Wikimedia Foundation applicable from July 2023 to June 2024 has been published and is open for feedback.

While the entire annual plan is available in multiple languages, a short summary is available in close to 30 languages including many from the region.

Two-Way Planning/Conversations

Since last year, the Foundation has prioritized two-way planning with communities by asking community members to share their goals for the coming year. We are hosting a series of calls/discussions across various time zones to collaborate across the movement, for South Asia-based communities;

  1. In-person session during WikiConference India, on the 28th of April with the attendees of the conference. (recording to be uploaded on meta).
  2. Virtual Discussion on the 30th of April, 2023 (0600 UTC)- Join Us!

We would like to invite you all to participate in the virtual discussion on the 30th of April where Lisa Seitz Gruwell, Chief Advancement Officer, and Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer would be sharing and discussing the plans with the movement.

Call Details

Virtual Discussion (Via Zoom)

Date: 30th April 2023 (Sunday)

Time: 0600 UTC (ZoneStamp)

Diff Calendar Link

Look forward to seeing you on the call.

Please add the above details to your respective calendars, and do get in touch with me if you have any further questions.


Rachit Sharma (WMF)

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Seeking volunteers for the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct process

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Hello,

As follow-up to the message about the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines by Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Vice Chair, Shani Evenstein Sigalov, I am reaching out about the next steps. I want to bring your attention to the next stage of the Universal Code of Conduct process, which is forming a building committee for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). I invite community members with experience and deep interest in community health and governance to nominate themselves to be part of the U4C building committee, which needs people who are:

  • Community members in good standing
  • Knowledgeable about movement community processes, such as, but not limited to, policy drafting, participatory decision making, and application of existing rules and policies on Wikimedia projects
  • Aware and appreciative of the diversity of the movement, such as, but not limited to, languages spoken, identity, geography, and project type
  • Committed to participate for the entire U4C Building Committee period from mid-May - December 2023
  • Comfortable with engaging in difficult, but productive conversations
  • Confidently able to communicate in English

The Building Committee shall consist of volunteer community members, affiliate board or staff, and Wikimedia Foundation staff.

The Universal Code of Conduct has been a process strengthened by the skills and knowledge of the community and I look forward to what the U4C Building Committee creates. If you are interested in joining the Building Committee, please either sign up on the Meta-Wiki page, or contact ucocproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org by May 12, 2023. Read more on Meta-Wiki.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) ००:३०, २७ एप्रिल २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2023 campaign cum photography contest

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Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! CIS-A2K has started the Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2022 campaign cum photography contest on Wikimedia Commons from 15 May to 30 June. The aim of the contest is to document the Mula & Mutha rivers along with their tributaries in the Pune district on Wikimedia Commons in the form of images and videos. You can see more specific topics in the Rivers and Topics section. In this campaign, partner organisations like, Jeevitnadi, Ecological Society, Samuchit Enviro Tech, Nisarg Sevak, National Society for Clean Cities etc. are actively participating.

We are eager to see your contributions in this contest. For sign-up and upload please visit Mula Mutha Nadi Darshan 2023.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १०:४९, १७ मे २०२३ (IST)[reply]

The upcoming calls conducted by A2K for or with communities

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Apologies for writing in English. Please feel free to translate it into your language.

Dear Wikimedians,

We are excited to announce the launch of the A2K Monthly Engagement Call, a series of interactive sessions aimed at fostering collaborative learning within the Wikimedia community. The motive behind starting the series of interactive sessions is to bring the community together to discuss and interact about important topics. The first Monthly Engagement call will start with Let’s Connect which is an initiative to create an open and safe learning space for all Wikimedians to share and learn different skills with other peers and to add value and contribute collectively to the community. The first call in this series, organized and hosted by CIS-A2K, will take place on June 3, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (IST).

One more announcement is about, on June 5, 2023, as we celebrate Environment Day, A2K is planning to engage communities and community members in discussions about potential activities for the month of June. These activities will involve capturing images of the environment, uploading them to Wikimedia Commons, and adding existing photos to articles on Wikipedia. We would love to invite Wikimedians to collaborate and join us in planning this activity on Sunday, May 28, 2023, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Call details are below:

Thank you MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १३:५५, २५ मे २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Selection of the U4C Building Committee

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The next stage in the Universal Code of Conduct process is establishing a Building Committee to create the charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). The Building Committee has been selected. Read about the members and the work ahead on Meta-wiki.

-- UCoC Project Team, ०९:५०, २७ मे २०२३ (IST)

Invitation to join at WikiConverse India Call - June 24th, 2023

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Apologies to write in English please help us to translate the message in your language

Greetings! WikiConverse India is a new initiative that A2K is working on to improve collaboration among communities in India. WikiConverse India aims to initiate and foster dialogue within the Indian language Wikimedia community on various topics that are important for the growth of the Wikimedia movement. Currently, we are conducting regular calls as part of this initiative. For the month of June, this call will be scheduled on June 24th, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST. A2K will invite Indian participants from recent international conferences, namely the Wikimedia Hackathon and EduWiki Conference, to share their important takeaways specifically relevant to India.

To join the WikiConverse India Call, You can find the call details below:

If you have any questions, please write to a2k@cis-india.org. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:५९, १६ जून २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Reminder: Invitation to Join WikiConverse India Call

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Apologies for writing in English

Hello all,

As we informed you earlier, CIS-A2K has begun a new initiative to improve collaboration among communities in India. WikiConverse India aims to initiate and foster dialogue within the Indian language Wikimedia community on various topics that are important for the growth of the Wikimedia movement. Currently, we are conducting regular calls as part of this initiative. For the month of June, this call will be scheduled for June 24th, 2023, today at 6:00 PM. The call meta page is already prepared and you can find it here.

The call details are here to join us:

We hope you can find some time to join us and listen to the amazing stories and learning experiences from the speakers. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:३१, २४ जून २०२३ (IST)[reply]

नवीन निवडणूक समिती सदस्यांची घोषणा

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तुम्हाला हा संदेश मेटा-विकीवर अतिरिक्त भाषांमध्ये अनुवादित सापडेल.

सर्वांना नमस्कार,

आम्हाला निवडणूक समितीचे नवीन सदस्य आणि सल्लागारांसंबंधी घोषणा करताना आनंद होत आहे. निवडणूक समिती ही विकिमीडिया फाउंडेशन विश्वस्त मंडळासाठी समुदाय- आणि संलग्न-निवडलेले विश्वस्त निवडण्यासाठी प्रक्रियेची रचना आणि अंमलबजावणी करण्यास मदत करते. खुल्या नामांकन प्रक्रियेनंतर, सर्वात मजबूत उमेदवार मंडळाशी बोलले आणि चार उमेदवारांना निवडणूक समितीमध्ये सामील होण्यास सांगण्यात आले आहे. इतर चार उमेदवारांना सल्लागार म्हणून सहभागी होण्यास सांगण्यात आले आहे.

विचारार्थ नावे सादर करणाऱ्या सर्व समुदाय सदस्यांचे आभार. आम्ही नजीकच्या भविष्यात निवडणूक समितीसोबत काम करण्यास उत्सुक आहोत.

विकिमिडीया प्रतिष्ठानच्या वतिने,

RamzyM (WMF) २३:३०, २८ जून २०२३ (IST)[reply]

MinT Machine Translation added to your Wikipedia

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Hello!

Apologies as this message is not in your language, ⧼Please help translate⧽ to your language.

The WMF Language team has added another machine translation (MT) system for Content Translation in your Wikipedia called MinT; you can use MinT machine translation when translating Wikipedia articles using the Content and Section Translation tool.

The WMF Language team provides the MinT service. It is hosted in the Wikimedia Foundation Infrastructure with neural machine translation models that other organizations have released with an open-source license. MinT integrates translation based on NLLB-200, OpusMT and IndicTrans2 which is the model MinT is using in your Wikipedia. This MT is set as optional in your Wikipedia. Still, you can choose not to use it by selecting "Start with empty paragraph" from the "Initial Translation" dropdown menu.

Since MinT is hosted in the WMF Infrastructure and the models are open source, it adheres to Wikipedia's policies about attribution of rights, your privacy as a user and brand representation. You can find more information about the MinT Machine translation and the models on this page.

Please note that the use of the MinT MT is not compulsory. However, we would want your community to:

  • use it to improve the quality of the Machine Translation service
  • provide feedback about the service and its quality, and the service you prefer as default for your Wikipedia.

We trust that introducing this MT is a good support to the Content Translation tool.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) १३:३५, ३ जुलै २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Deploying the Phonos in-line audio player to your Wiki

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Hello!

Apologies if this message is not in your language, ⧼Please help translate⧽ to your language.

This wiki will soon be able to use the inline audio player implemented by the Phonos extension. This is part of fulfilling a wishlist proposal of providing audio links that play on click.

With the inline audio player, you can add text-to-speech audio snippets to wiki pages by simply using a tag:

<phonos file="audio file" label="Listen"/>

The above tag will show the text next to a speaker icon, and clicking on it will play the audio instantly without taking you to another page. A common example where you can use this feature is in adding pronunciation to words as illustrated on the English Wiktionary below.

{{audio|en|En-uk-English.oga|Audio (UK)}}

Could become:

<phonos file="En-uk-English.oga" label="Audio (UK)"/>

The inline audio player will be available in your wiki in 2 weeks time; in the meantime, we would like you to read about the features and give us feedback or ask questions about it in this talk page.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Language team

०७:५६, २७ जुलै २०२३ (IST)

Announcement of Train the Trainer 2023 and Call for Scholarship

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Dear all,

We are excited to announce the reactivation of the Train the Trainer (TTT) initiative by CIS-A2K in 2023. TTT aims to empower Indian Wikimedians like you with essential skills to support Wikimedia communities effectively. Through this program, we seek to enhance your capacity, encourage knowledge sharing, identify growth opportunities, and enable a positive impact on the communities you serve. The scholarship application period is from ‘‘‘1st to 14th August 2023’’’. Unfortunately, we regretfully cannot consider applications from non-Indian Wikimedians due to logistical and compliance-related constraints. The event is scheduled for the end of September or the beginning of October 2023, and final dates and venue details will be announced soon. We encourage your active participation in TTT 2023 and welcome you to apply for scholarships via the provided form.

For inquiries, please contact us at a2K@cis-india.org or nitesh@cis-india.org. We look forward to your enthusiastic involvement in making Train the Trainer 2023 a resounding success!

Regards, Nitesh (CIS-A2K)

Reminder for TTT Scholarship and announcement about Event dates

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Dear all,

We wanted to remind you about the Scholarship form for the Train the Trainer 2023 program and also provide you with the event dates. We encourage you to apply for scholarships to participate in Train the Trainer 2023, as it offers a valuable opportunity for you to actively contribute to your language communities. The scholarship form is accessible here, and the submission window will remain open until 14th August 2023. If you are genuinely interested in promoting knowledge sharing and community empowerment, we strongly encourage you to fill out the form. (Please note that we won't be able to consider applications from Wikimedians based outside of India for TTT 2023.)

The Train The Trainer program will take place on 29th, 30th September, and 1st October 2023. This program provides you an opportunity to enhance your leadership and community-building skills. Thank you for your attention.

Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee

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Hello all,

I am pleased to share the next step in the Universal Code of Conduct work. The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) draft charter is now ready for your review.

The Enforcement Guidelines require a Building Committee form to draft a charter that outlines procedures and details for a global committee to be called the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C). Over the past few months, the U4C Building Committee worked together as a group to discuss and draft the U4C charter. The U4C Building Committee welcomes feedback about the draft charter now through 22 September 2023. After that date, the U4C Building Committee will revise the charter as needed and a community vote will open shortly afterward.

Join the conversation during the conversation hours or on Meta-wiki.

Best,

RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, २१:०५, २८ ऑगस्ट २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Invitation to the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Call on September 8, 2023

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Dear Wikimedians,

A2K is excited to invite you to the third call of the Indic Community Monthly Engagement Calls initiative scheduled for September 8, 2023, where A2K is hosting “Learning Clinic: Collective learning from grantee reports in South Asia” by Let’s Connect. This event is designed to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among community members interested in the region's progress, grantees, potential grantees, and Regional Fund Committee members. The dedicated meta page is here. Here are the details:

  • Date: September 8th
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM IST
  • Language: English
  • Facilitation: Jessica Stephenson (WMF - Let’s Connect), Pavan Santhosh (CIS-A2K), Chinmayee Mishra (Let’s Connect working group)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Zoom Link: Zoom Link

You can find detailed information on the given meta page. We look forward to meeting you there tomorrow. :) Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:३१, ७ सप्टेंबर २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Announcing Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 and Invitation to Participate

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Dear Wikimedians,

The Indic MediaWiki Developers User Group is happy to announce Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 on 16-17 December 2023 in Pondicherry, India.

The event is for everyone who contributes to Wikimedia’s technical spaces code developers, maintainers, translators, designers, technical writers and other related technical aspects. Along with that, contributors who don't necessarily contribute to technical spaces but have good understanding of issues on wikis and can work with developers in addressing them can join too. You can come with a project in mind, join an existing project, or create something new with others. The goal of this event is to bring together technical contributors from India to resolve pending technical issues, bugs, brainstorm on tooling ideas, and foster connections between contributors.

We have scholarships to support participation of contributors residing in India. The scholarship form can be filled at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_Qqctj7I87QfYt5imc6iPcGPWuPfncCOyAd_OMbGiqxzxhQ/viewform?usp=sf_link and will close at 23:59 hrs on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) [IST].

Please reach out to contactसाचा:@indicmediawikidev.org if you have any questions or need support.

Best, Indic MediaWiki Developers UG, १०:१०, ४ ऑक्टोबर २०२३ (IST)

Image Description Month in India: 1 October to 31st October

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Apologies for writing in English.

Dear everyone,

We're excited to invite you to the Image Description Month India description-a-thon, set to take place from October 1st to October 31st, 2023. During this event, we'll be focusing on improving image-related content across Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons.

To stay updated and get involved, please visit our dedicated event page event Page.

Your active participation will be instrumental in enhancing Wikimedia content and making it more accessible to users worldwide. Thank you :) MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २०:०५, ५ ऑक्टोबर २०२३ (IST)[reply]

== Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee ==

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Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

On behalf of the Committee Support team,

Review and comment on the 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Dear all,

Please review and comment on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package from now until 29 October 2023. The selection rules package was based on older versions by the Elections Committee and will be used in the 2024 Board of Trustees selection. Providing your comments now will help them provide a smoother, better Board selection process. More on the Meta-wiki page.

Best,

Katie Chan
Chair of the Elections Committee

०६:४३, १७ ऑक्टोबर २०२३ (IST)

A2K Community Needs Assessment Form

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In late November, A2K hosted a significant call as part of WikiConverse India discussions, aiming to understand the diverse needs of Indian Communities! We deeply appreciate the active participation of every community member, as your valuable suggestions and opinions will be instrumental in shaping A2K's future initiatives.

To enrich this collaborative effort, we've crafted a form. Your responses will provide key components for a broader needs assessment, offering profound insights into the community's suggestions and guiding A2K’s future plans. We invite you to invest just a few precious minutes in sharing your thoughts, ideas, efforts, and impactful initiatives! If you have any doubts or queries, feel free to reach out to nitesh@cis-india.org.

Thank you for being an integral part of our vibrant community! Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १४:१४, ५ डिसेंबर २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Enhancing Your Wikimania 2024 Scholarship Application: Community Call and Volunteer Support

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Dear Wikimedians,

I hope this message finds you well. A2K is excited to share news about an upcoming A2K initiative to support Indian Wikimedians in the Wikimania 2024 scholarship process.

Community Call with Experienced Wikimedians

Join the community call on December 9, 2023, featuring experienced Indian Wikimedians. Gain insights into the Wikimania scholarship process, key application elements, and participate in a Q&A session.

Volunteer Committee

A dedicated volunteer committee will assist applicants through Zoom Room Support Sessions, offering one-on-one discussions, personalized feedback, and application enhancement strategies.

For more details and to register:

  • Community Call Meta page: link
  • Date: 9 December 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM IST

We invite your active participation and look forward to your engagement in this community call. Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:२०, ७ डिसेंबर २०२३ (IST)[reply]

(New) Feature on Kartographer: Adding geopoints via QID

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Since September 2022, it is possible to create geopoints using a QID. Many wiki contributors have asked for this feature, but it is not being used much. Therefore, we would like to remind you about it. More information can be found on the project page. If you have any comments, please let us know on the talk page. – Best regards, the team of Technical Wishes at Wikimedia Deutschland

Thereza Mengs (WMDE) १८:०१, १३ डिसेंबर २०२३ (IST)[reply]

Making MinT a default Machine Translation for your Wikipedia

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Hello Marathi Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in your native language, कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा.

The WMF Language team wants to make MinT the default machine translation support in Marathi Wikipedia Content Translation. MinT uses the IndicTrans2 machine translation model, which recently has a new version.

Our proposal to set MinT as the default machine translation service in this Wikipedia will expose contributors to open source service by default and allow them to switch to other services if they prefer those services. Contributors can decide to switch to another translation service that is not default if they prefer the service, which will be helpful in analysing user preferences in the future.

The WMF Language team is requesting feedback from members of this community in this thread if making the MinT the default translation service is okay in Marathi Wikipedia. If there are no objections to the above proposal. In that case, MinT will become the default machine translation in this Wikipedia by the end of January 2024.

Thank you for your feedback.

UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) ०३:३२, १० जानेवारी २०२४ (IST) On behalf of the WMF Language team.[reply]

@UOzurumba (WMF):
Thanks for your note. A couple of questions right off the bat --
What are the advantages of switching to MinT? The metawiki page for MinT describes it but does not call out the advantages over existing infra/tooling.
What are the reasons behind making IndicTrans2 the default model over the others? How was that decision made? I do not have an affinity towards any of the models but would like to understand how the decision was made.
Thanks.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०३:३०, १३ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Hello @अभय नातू,
Thank you for your questions; the advantage of making MinT default is that we will favour open-source solutions and improve them while not breaking the user's workflows. Also, MinT for some languages has shown signs of quality, based on the usage report that showed less deletion of translations where MinT was used as a starting point.
Regarding your question, "What are the reasons behind making IndicTrans2 the default model over the others?"
The indicTrans2 model is from NLLB-200 with additional Indic-specific samples for training. Internal evaluation of the IndicTrans2 model from some Indic language speakers in our team influenced the decision to use the IndicTrans2 model. However, you and your community members can also recommend any other better open translation model, and we can explore integrating it.
We are also working on communities having the option to test and compare the available models using the MinT test instance and then choose a preferred model for us to change as default or revert to a model based on the community's input.
I hope I answered your questions; please let me know if you need further clarification.
Thank you!
UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) २२:१८, १५ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
@UOzurumba (WMF):
Thanks for the details.
Based on your explanation, using MinT as a starting point makes sense.
Internal evaluation of the IndicTrans2 model from some Indic language speakers in our team influenced the decision to use the IndicTrans2 model.
Did the internal evaluation take into account all Indic languages, specifically, Marathi? If so, I'm open to going with this recommendation initially. If native Marathi speakers were not involved in this, I'd like to reserve my opinion until native Marathi speakers have had a chance to evaluate and compare. To that end, the option to test and compare models you referenced will be very useful.
Bottomline, I strongly recommend waiting for results from a comparative evaluation -- from either your team or a group of Marathi editors rounded up for this evaluation -- (even if not at great depth) before committing to a specific model.
Regards,
अभय नातू (चर्चा) २२:४४, १५ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Thank you @अभय नातू, for your feedback. I would also appreciate it if you could notify some Marathi Wikipedians about this proposal so they can give us feedback on whether it is okay to allow MinT as the default translation in Marathi Wikipedia or leave Google Translate as the default. Besides, if we make MinT default, your community can still change to Google in one or two months of using the MinT if they feel Google is better.
Once again, thanks for your feedback.
UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) ०४:१७, १९ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
cc: @Tiven2240, संतोष गोरे, संदेश हिवाळे, Dharmadhyaksha, Khirid Harshad, Ganesh591, Ketaki Modak, आणि Rockpeterson:
Tagging a few of the recently active editors. -- अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०५:१४, १९ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Hello Tiven2240, संतोष गोरे, संदेश हिवाळे, Dharmadhyaksha, Khirid Harshad, Ganesh591, Ketaki Modak, अभय नातू, and Rockpeterson,
The WMF Language team will make MinT the default machine translation in your Wiki by February 6, 2024. Please let me know in this thread before then if you have any objections to having MinT as the default machine translation in Marathi Wikipedia.
Thank you so much for your feedback.
UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) ०४:०४, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Namskar, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in this activity.
I have tried MinT many times to check the performance of it. I want to share my observations herewith.
Although the quality of translation is better, almost 30 to 40% times it didn't work at all. and showed error. (The network at those times was good and I tried the same content with our current translator, google translate as well and it was working.)
So I request you, before making MinT default, the said observation should be taken into consideration. My opinion is that we should add it as added facility (if possible.) because the translation quality is good. Thank you. Ketaki Modak (चर्चा) १०:५५, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Thank you, Tiven2240, Ketaki Modak and others, for your feedback. They are noted, and Google Translate will remain the default machine translation in your Wiki for now. Concerning the issue that Ketaki Modak mentioned, the WMF Language team will look into it. I might ask you more questions in the future about this subject matter to still get your valuable feedback.
Best regards,UOzurumba (WMF) (चर्चा) ०८:०३, ६ फेब्रुवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Thank you so much. Sure. I would like to give feedback of the same if and whenever necessary. Regards... Ketaki Modak (चर्चा) ०९:५५, ६ फेब्रुवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]
Thanks for the input @Ketaki Modak, @Tiven2240, and @अभय नातू. In terms of reliability, some of the issues may be due to the testing nature of the test instance, and may not occur in production when using Content Translation. for this case, the best way to check is to use Content Translation and after adding a paragraph to the translation change the Machine Translation service formt he "Initial translation" selector on the sidebar. You can mark any of the options as the default for yourself after selecting them. I'd recommend to change the default for yourself to try MinT and compare with the other options to determine which one is best as the global default for the community.
I hope this helps to get a better sense of how the adjustment could affect editors. Thanks! Pginer-WMF (चर्चा) १६:२७, ७ मार्च २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Reusing references: Can we look over your shoulder?

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Apologies for writing in English.

The Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Deutschland is planning to make reusing references easier. For our research, we are looking for wiki contributors willing to show us how they are interacting with references.

  • The format will be a 1-hour video call, where you would share your screen. More information here.
  • Interviews can be conducted in English, German or Dutch.
  • Compensation is available.
  • Sessions will be held in January and February.
  • Sign up here if you are interested.
  • Please note that we probably won’t be able to have sessions with everyone who is interested. Our UX researcher will try to create a good balance of wiki contributors, e.g. in terms of wiki experience, tech experience, editing preferences, gender, disability and more. If you’re a fit, she will reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

We’re looking forward to seeing you, Thereza Mengs (WMDE)

Looking for your Input: Invitation to interview on using Wikidata in other projects

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Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English.

Hello, the Wikidata for Wikimedia Projects team at Wikimedia Deutschland would like to hear about your experiences using Wikidata in the sibling projects. If you are interested in sharing your opinion and insights, please consider signing up for an interview with us in this Registration form.
Currently, we are only able to conduct interviews in English.

The front page of the form has more details about what the conversation will be like, including how we would compensate you for your time.

For more information, visit our project issue page where you can also share your experiences in written form, without an interview.
We look forward to speaking with you, Danny Benjafield (WMDE) (talk) 08:53, 5 January 2024 (UTC)

Feminism and Folklore 2024

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Dear Wiki Community,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2024 writing competition from February 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a generated list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a campaign on CampWiz tool.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the CampWiz link on the meta project page.

This year, the Wiki Loves Folklore Tech Team has introduced two new tools to enhance support for the campaign. These tools include the Article List Generator by Topic and CampWiz. The Article List Generator by Topic enables users to identify articles on the English Wikipedia that are not present in their native language Wikipedia. Users can customize their selection criteria, and the tool will present a table showcasing the missing articles along with suggested titles. Additionally, users have the option to download the list in both CSV and wikitable formats. Notably, the CampWiz tool will be employed for the project for the first time, empowering users to effectively host the project with a jury. Both tools are now available for use in the campaign. Click here to access these tools

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2024 International Team

Stay connected  

--MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:५६, १८ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore is back!

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कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Dear Wiki Community, You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 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 31st of March.

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 (चर्चा) १२:५६, १८ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee

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You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to announce that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter is now open. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll now through 2 February 2024. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C Charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) २३:३८, १९ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Last days to vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee

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Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to remind you that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) charter will close on 2 February 2024. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) २२:३०, ३१ जानेवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Announcing the results of the UCoC Coordinating Committee Charter ratification vote

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Dear all,

Thank you everyone for following the progress of the Universal Code of Conduct. I am writing to you today to announce the outcome of the ratification vote on the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee Charter. 1746 contributors voted in this ratification vote with 1249 voters supporting the Charter and 420 voters not. The ratification vote process allowed for voters to provide comments about the Charter.

A report of voting statistics and a summary of voter comments will be published on Meta-wiki in the coming weeks.

Please look forward to hearing about the next steps soon.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) २३:५३, १२ फेब्रुवारी २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2024: We are back!

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Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the MFA of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the forth edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2024. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage. We accept contribution in every language! The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia in your language! Also, we plan to set up a banner to notify users of the possibility to participate in such a challenge! ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk)

Report of the U4C Charter ratification and U4C Call for Candidates now available

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Hello all,

I am writing to you today with two important pieces of information. First, the report of the comments from the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter ratification is now available. Secondly, the call for candidates for the U4C is open now through April 1, 2024.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members are invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Per the charter, there are 16 seats on the U4C: eight community-at-large seats and eight regional seats to ensure the U4C represents the diversity of the movement.

Read more and submit your application on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) २१:५५, ५ मार्च २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees 2024 Selection

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Dear all,

This year, the term of 4 (four) Community- and Affiliate-selected Trustees on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees will come to an end [1]. The Board invites the whole movement to participate in this year’s selection process and vote to fill those seats.

The Elections Committee will oversee this process with support from Foundation staff [2]. The Board Governance Committee created a Board Selection Working Group from Trustees who cannot be candidates in the 2024 community- and affiliate-selected trustee selection process composed of Dariusz Jemielniak, Nataliia Tymkiv, Esra'a Al Shafei, Kathy Collins, and Shani Evenstein Sigalov [3]. The group is tasked with providing Board oversight for the 2024 trustee selection process, and for keeping the Board informed. More details on the roles of the Elections Committee, Board, and staff are here [4].

Here are the key planned dates:

  • May 2024: Call for candidates and call for questions
  • June 2024: Affiliates vote to shortlist 12 candidates (no shortlisting if 15 or less candidates apply) [5]
  • June-August 2024: Campaign period
  • End of August / beginning of September 2024: Two-week community voting period
  • October–November 2024: Background check of selected candidates
  • Board's Meeting in December 2024: New trustees seated

Learn more about the 2024 selection process - including the detailed timeline, the candidacy process, the campaign rules, and the voter eligibility criteria - on this Meta-wiki page, and make your plan.

Election Volunteers

Another way to be involved with the 2024 selection process is to be an Election Volunteer. Election Volunteers are a bridge between the Elections Committee and their respective community. They help ensure their community is represented and mobilize them to vote. Learn more about the program and how to join on this Meta-wiki page.

Best regards,

Dariusz Jemielniak (Governance Committee Chair, Board Selection Working Group)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Results#Elected

[2] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Committee:Elections_Committee_Charter

[3] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Minutes:2023-08-15#Governance_Committee

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee/Roles

[5] Even though the ideal number is 12 candidates for 4 open seats, the shortlisting process will be triggered if there are more than 15 candidates because the 1-3 candidates that are removed might feel ostracized and it would be a lot of work for affiliates to carry out the shortlisting process to only eliminate 1-3 candidates from the candidate list.

MPossoupe_(WMF)०१:२७, १३ मार्च २०२४ (IST)[reply]

CIS-A2K announcing Community Collaborations program

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Dear Wikimedians,

Exciting news from A2K! We're thrilled to announce that CIS-A2K is now seeking proposals for collaborative projects and activities to advance Indic Wikimedia projects. If you've got some interesting ideas and are keen on co-organizing projects or activities with A2K, we'd love to hear from you.

Check out all the details about requirements, process, timelines, and proposal drafting guidelines right here.

We're looking forward to seeing your proposals and collaborating to boost Indic Wikimedia projects and contribute even more to the open knowledge movement.

Regards MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १९:५५, १८ मार्च २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Vote now to select members of the first U4C

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Dear all,

I am writing to you to let you know the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is open now through May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Please share this message with members of your community so they can participate as well.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ०१:५१, २६ एप्रिल २०२४ (IST)[reply]

WMF’s Annual Plan Draft (2024-2025) and Session during the South Asia Open Community Call (SAOCC)

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Hi Everyone,

This message is regarding the Wikimedia Foundation’s Draft Annual Plan for 2024-2025, and in continuation of Maryana’s email; inviting inputs from members of the movement. The entire annual plan is available in multiple languages and a shorter summary is available in close to 30 languages including many from South Asia; and open for your feedback.

We invite you all to a session on the Annual Plan during 19th May's [:m:South Asia Open Community Call|South Asia Open Community Call (SAOCC)]], in line with the collaborative approach adopted by the foundation for finalizing Annual Plans. The discussion will be hosted by members of the senior leadership of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Call Details (Please add the details to your respective calendars)

  • Google Meeting
    • Date/Time: 19th May 2024 @ 1230-1400 UTC or 1800-1930 IST

You can add any questions/comments on Etherpad [१]; pre-submissions welcomed.

Ps: To know more about the purpose of an Annual Plan, please read our listed FAQs. Look forward to seeing you on the call.

Best MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २२:०५, १४ मे २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Sign up for the language community meeting on May 31st, 16:00 UTC

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Hello all,

The next language community meeting is scheduled in a few weeks - May 31st at 16:00 UTC. If you're interested, you can sign up on this wiki page.

This is a participant-driven meeting, where we share language-specific updates related to various projects, collectively discuss technical issues related to language wikis, and work together to find possible solutions. For example, in the last meeting, the topics included the machine translation service (MinT) and the languages and models it currently supports, localization efforts from the Kiwix team, and technical challenges with numerical sorting in files used on Bengali Wikisource.

Do you have any ideas for topics to share technical updates related to your project? Any problems that you would like to bring for discussion during the meeting? Do you need interpretation support from English to another language? Please reach out to me at ssethi(__AT__)wikimedia.org and add agenda items to the document here.

We look forward to your participation!

MediaWiki message delivery ०२:५२, १५ मे २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Feedback invited on Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle

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Dear community members,

The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback on a draft Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle. This draft Procedure outlines proposed steps and requirements for opening and closing Wikimedia Sibling Projects, and aims to ensure any newly approved projects are set up for success. This is separate from the procedures for opening or closing language versions of projects, which is handled by the Language Committee or closing projects policy.

You can find the details on this page, as well as the ways to give your feedback from today until the end of the day on June 23, 2024, anywhere on Earth.

You can also share information about this with the interested project communities you work with or support, and you can also help us translate the procedure into more languages, so people can join the discussions in their own language.

On behalf of the CAC,

RamzyM (WMF) ०७:५५, २२ मे २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Announcing the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee

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Hello,

The scrutineers have finished reviewing the vote results. We are following up with the results of the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) election.

We are pleased to announce the following individuals as regional members of the U4C, who will fulfill a two-year term:

  • North America (USA and Canada)
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Central and East Europe (CEE)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • East, South East Asia and Pacific (ESEAP)
  • South Asia

The following individuals are elected to be community-at-large members of the U4C, fulfilling a one-year term:

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this process and much appreciation to the candidates for your leadership and dedication to the Wikimedia movement and community.

Over the next few weeks, the U4C will begin meeting and planning the 2024-25 year in supporting the implementation and review of the UCoC and Enforcement Guidelines. Follow their work on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) १३:४५, ३ जून २०२४ (IST)[reply]

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now on Meta

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Hi everyone,

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now up on Meta in more than 20 languages for your reading.

What is the Wikimedia Movement Charter?

The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

Join the Wikimedia Movement Charter “Launch Party”

Join the “Launch Party” on June 20, 2024 at 14.00-15.00 UTC (your local time). During this call, we will celebrate the release of the final Charter and present the content of the Charter. Join and learn about the Charter before casting your vote.

Movement Charter ratification vote

Voting will commence on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. You can read more about the voting process, eligibility criteria, and other details on Meta.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment on the Meta talk page or email the MCDC at mcdc@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) १४:१४, ११ जून २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Voting to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now open – cast your vote

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Hello everyone,

The voting to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now open. The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

The final version of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is available on Meta in different languages and attached here in PDF format for your reading.

Voting commenced on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. Please read more on the voter information and eligibility details.

After reading the Charter, please vote here and share this note further.

If you have any questions about the ratification vote, please contact the Charter Electoral Commission at cec@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the CEC,

RamzyM (WMF) १६:२१, २५ जून २०२४ (IST)[reply]

प्रगती

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"विकिपीडियावर 'अँपविषयी प्रश्न विचारणं', 'विषय मध्ये विषय/मथळा सेव्ह करणं', 'चावडीमध्ये वाचून सेव्ह करणे' आणि 'अँपविषयी अभिप्राय सेव्ह करणे' सर्व चांगल आहे. पण 'अंकपत्त्यावरून सर्व सेव्ह केलेले बदल' दाखवत नाही."

अंकपत्त्यावरून असो की नोंदणीकृत सदस्यांद्वारे केलेले बदल असोत, सर्व बदल दिसत असतात. राहिला प्रश्न, तुम्हाला काही बदल का दिसत नाहीत, तर चुकीचे बदल कोणीतरी जाणकार सदस्य पूर्ववत करतो आणि तुम्हाला ते पान जैसेथे दिसते. एक सल्आला आहे, की आपण नोंदणी करून संपादने करावीत. नियमित संपादने करणाऱ्यास ते अधिक सोपे, सोयीचे आणि सुलभ होते. -संतोष गोरे ( 💬 ) ०८:३१, ६ जुलै २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Voting to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter is ending soon

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Hello everyone,

This is a kind reminder that the voting period to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter will be closed on July 9, 2024, at 23:59 UTC.

If you have not voted yet, please vote on SecurePoll.

On behalf of the Charter Electoral Commission,

RamzyM (WMF) ०९:१५, ८ जुलै २०२४ (IST)[reply]

U4C Special Election - Call for Candidates

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Hello all,

A special election has been called to fill additional vacancies on the U4C. The call for candidates phase is open from now through July 19, 2024.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members are invited to submit their applications in the special election for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

In this special election, according to chapter 2 of the U4C charter, there are 9 seats available on the U4C: four community-at-large seats and five regional seats to ensure the U4C represents the diversity of the movement. No more than two members of the U4C can be elected from the same home wiki. Therefore, candidates must not have English Wikipedia, German Wikipedia, or Italian Wikipedia as their home wiki.

Read more and submit your application on Meta-wiki.

In cooperation with the U4C,

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk) ०५:३३, १० जुलै २०२४ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Movement Charter ratification voting results

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Hello everyone,

After carefully tallying both individual and affiliate votes, the Charter Electoral Commission is pleased to announce the final results of the Wikimedia Movement Charter voting.  

As communicated by the Charter Electoral Commission, we reached the quorum for both Affiliate and individual votes by the time the vote closed on July 9, 23:59 UTC. We thank all 2,451 individuals and 129 Affiliate representatives who voted in the ratification process. Your votes and comments are invaluable for the future steps in Movement Strategy.

The final results of the Wikimedia Movement Charter ratification voting held between 25 June and 9 July 2