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Featured Wikimedian [November 2017][संपादन]

On behalf of Wikimedia India, I hereby announce the Featured Wikimedian for November 2017.

Balaji Jagadesh is one of the top contributors from the Tamil Wikimedia community. Though he started contributing since 2009, he was quite active after his participation in WikiConference India 2011. Initially he started contributing to Tamil Wikipedia, but was later attracted towards Tamil Wikisource, Tamil Wikitionary, and Wikidata. His global contributions count to whooping 2,50,000 edits. He is an admin on Tamil Wikitionary.

After his interaction with Mr. Loganathan (User:Info-farmer), Balaji was very much motivated to contribute to Wikimedia projects. He says, "When I was editing in Tamil Wikipedia, I used to translate science articles from English to Tamil. But faced problem in finding equivalent Tamil words. The English to Tamil dictionaries were inadequate. Hence I felt the need to work in the Tamil Wikitionary. After a while there was a collaboration with Tamil Wikisource and Tamil Nadu Government through Tamil Virtual University through 2000 CC0 books were uploaded".

As an active contributor to Wikidata, he says that the vision of Wikimedia movement is, "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge", but with Wikidata we can make it, "Imagine a world in which every single human being and every single machine can freely share in the sum of all knowledge". Apart from regular contributions, he also created templates to Tamil Wikimedia projects, and also maintains Tamil Wikisource's official Twitter handle.

Balaji hails from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and is a post-graduate is Physics. He currently works as a Senior Geophysicist in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

Any editor can propose a fellow to be a Featured Wikimedia at: http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Featured_Wikimedian/Nominations

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:२९, १० नोव्हेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[संपादन]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ०३:३७, २१ नोव्हेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

Featured Wikimedian [December 2017][संपादन]

Greetings, on behalf of Wikimedia India, I, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga introduce you to the Featured Wikimedian of the Month for December 2017, Hrishikes Sen.

Hrishikes Sen is one of the most active contributors from the Bengali community. Though he started editing English and Bengali Wikipedia in 2007, he had to take a long break due to professional constraints. Later he started working on Bengali Wikisource from 2012, and ever since, he has been an active contributor, and expanded to English Wikisource as well. With more than 45,000 global edits, he is an admin on English Wikisource.

As a child, Hrishikes always found reading books as a fascinating task. He says that he finds reference books as interesting as mystery novels. That interest, over years motivated him to contribute to Wikisource. The journey and motivation behind his contributions to Wikisource can be read from a post on WMF's blog, Why I contribute to Wikisource?. He says that till date he's been only active online, but he plans to do outreach in the coming future. He hopes that attending the 10th Anniversary Celebratory Workshop of Bengali Wikisource in Kolkata on 10 December may be a harbinger to his future offline activities.

Hrishikes believes that Wikisource will one day emerge as of the top digital libraries in the world, and says that as a store-house for primary and secondary source materials for Wikipedia, the importance of Wikisource is steadily becoming invaluable. Much of his time, Hrishikes spends working around Indian works, with a special focus on the works of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Jagadish Chandra Bose, and Rabindranath Tagore. Apart from being a proofreader, he uploaded more than 750 books spreading over five languages to Wikimedia Commons.

Hrishikes hails from Kolkata, but is presently based in Lucknow. By profession, he is a doctor serving in paramilitary forces. To his Bengali friends, he welcomes them to contribute to Bengali Wikisource which has more than 676,000 that have completed Optical Character Recognition and are waiting to be proofread.

Nomination can be made at: http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Featured_Wikimedian/Nominations

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:३९, १ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program: Needs Assessment Survey[संपादन]

Please translate this message if possible

Hello,
We are extremely delighted to inform that the Wikimedia Foundation and CIS-A2K have come together in a partnership with Google to launch a pilot project Supporting Indian Language Wikipedias Program to address local online knowledge content gaps in India. In order to engage and support active Wikipedia volunteers to produce valuable new content in local Indian languages, we are conducting a needs assessment survey. The aim of this survey is to understand the needs of the Indic Wikimedia community and ascertaining their infrastructure requirements that we can fulfill during the course of this project.

Please help us by participating in the survey here.

Your opinion will help to make the program better. Kindly share this survey across your communities, user groups and network of fellow Indic Wikimedians. -- m:User:Titodutta, sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १४:२१, ८ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

Call for Wikimania 2018 Scholarships[संपादन]

Hi all,

We wanted to inform you that scholarship applications for Wikimania 2018 which is being held in Cape Town, South Africa on July 18–22, 2018 are now being accepted. Applications are open until Monday, 22 January 2018 23:59 UTC.

Applicants will be able to apply for a partial or full scholarship. A full scholarship will cover the cost of an individual's round-trip travel, shared accommodation, and conference registration fees as arranged by the Wikimedia Foundation. A partial scholarship will cover conference registration fees and shared accommodation. Applicants will be rated using a pre-determined selection process and selection criteria established by the Scholarship Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, who will determine which applications are successful. To learn more about Wikimania 2018 scholarships, please visit: wm2018:Scholarships.

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on: https://scholarships.wikimedia.org/apply

It is highly recommended that applicants review all the material on the Scholarships page and the associated FAQ before submitting an application. If you have any questions, please contact: wikimania-scholarships at wikimedia.org or leave a message at: wm2018:Talk:Scholarships. Please help us spread the word and translate pages!

Best regards, David Richfield and Martin Rulsch for the Scholarship Committee ००:५४, २१ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

User group for Military Historians[संपादन]

Greetings,

"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians.

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:१६, २१ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

५०,००० लेख[संपादन]

मराठी विकिपीडियाने ५०,००० लेखांचा टप्पा गाठलेला दाखविणारे चित्र

नमस्कार,

आज २२ डिसेंबर, २०१७ रोजी भारतीय प्रमाणवेळेनुसार दुपारी ३:३४ वाजता मराठी विकिपीडियावर ५०,०००वा लेख निर्माण झाला. २०१७ गुजरात विधानसभा निवडणूक निकाल‎ हा तो लेख होय.

मराठी विकिपीडियाच्या १५+ वर्षांच्या वाटचालीतील हा एक खूप महत्वाचा टप्पा आहे. यात तुम्हा सर्वांचाच सहभाग आहे.

तुमच्या आजवरच्या योगदानाबद्दल मराठी विकिपीडियन्सच्या वतीने तुमचे शतशः धन्यवाद मानतो आणि तुमचे अभिनंदनही करतो.

भविष्यात मराठी विकिपीडियाला तुमचा असाच साथ मिळेल ही आशा व अपेक्षा आहे.

विनित.

अभय नातू (चर्चा) १५:४५, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

ज्यांनी ज्यांनी हा टप्पा गाठण्यास आपला बहुमुल्य वेळ देऊन, मोलाचा हातभार लावला त्या सर्वांचे मनःपूर्वक अभिनंदन.सर्वांच्या प्रयत्नामुळेच हा गोवर्धन पर्वत उचलता आला. पुन्हा एकदा सर्वांचे हार्दिक अभिनंदन.ज्या सेनापतीच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली ही मजल गाठता आली त्यांचेपण मनःपूर्वक अभिनंदन.--वि. नरसीकर , (चर्चा) १६:१७, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
हार्दिक अभिनंदन.--Sachinvenga (चर्चा) १६:४७, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
हार्दिक अभिनंदन. मराठी विकिपीडियाच्या प्रचालकांना विशेष धन्यवाद, व सर्व सदस्य ज्यांनी हा टप्पा पूर्ण करण्यासाठी खूप मेहनत घेतली आहे. या करिता मी एक विशेष लोगो तयार केला आहे जे दोन्ही नाताळ (मुखपृष्ठ सदर) व ५०,००० टप्पा दोन्ही दर्शीतो कृपा याला स्वीकार करावा --Tiven gonsalves🎄🎉🎅🍻 १७:४९, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
* ठिक वाटतो..--Sachinvenga (चर्चा) २१:३३, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
@अभय नातू आणि V.narsikar: जर लोगो बरोबर आहे तर त्याची बदलण्याची तयारी करायची? --Tiven gonsalves🎄🎉🎅🍻 २१:४५, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
मुळात यात अभय नातूंचे मत घ्यावे कारण लोगो बदलणे ही त्यांची कल्पना आहे.त्यांचे मनात नेमकी काय आयडिया आहे हे त्यावरून कळू शकेल. धन्यवाद.--वि. नरसीकर , (चर्चा) २१:५१, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST):[reply]
@Tiven2240 आणि V.narsikar:
आपल्याला ५०,००० लेखांकडे लक्ष वेधून घ्यायचे आहे. नाताळ हा दरवर्षी येतो पण आपण त्यासाठी लोगो बदलत नाही (कोणत्याही सणासाठी नाही) तरी फकत ५०,००० चा उल्लेख असला तर बरे.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) २३:३३, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
ता.क. - लोगो न्याहाळला असता फक्त नाताळासाठी असेलेले किंवा कोणत्याही धर्माशी बांधिलकी असलेले काही आढळले नाही म्हणून हा लोगो लावला आहे. अधिक चपखल लोगो इतर सदस्यांनी अपभारित केल्यास ते बदलूयात. -- २३:४९, २२ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)
२ जानेवारी पर्यंत लोगो बदलता येणार नाही असे दिसते आहे. Phabricator वरून --
all projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation uses logo from server configuration. Wiki.png is no longer used as the source of logo. Wikis can still ask for anniversary logos by a) asking on Phabricator (as you're doing) or b) editing MediaWiki:Common.css, see https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Common.css&diff=688516426&oldid=686648742 as enwiki example. Feel free to notify me (my Wiki username is 'Martin Urbanec') if you need help with this.
I would be more than happy to assist with this request for anniversary logo for mrwiki. Unfortunately, we have a code freeze right now due to US holidays. The code freeze will be released on Tuesday, January 02, 14:00 UTC. No patches until then can be merged&deployed except emergencies.
As we cannnot do anything for you right now I'm closing this task as invalid. Hoping you'll find a way how to accomplish what you want by using on-wiki tools.
इतर चित्रे पाहून त्यातील चांगले निवडून २ तारखेस पुन्हा एकदा प्रयत्न करेन.
वर सुचवल्याप्रमाणे Commons.css मध्ये बदल केलेले आहेत. जर त्रुटी आढळल्यास लगेच कोणत्याही प्रचालकास कळवावे.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) ००:०७, २३ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
@अभय नातू: लोगो बदलण्यास धन्यवाद. सद्या मी लोगोचे बॅकग्राऊंड ट्रेनस्परेंट केले आहे. त्यांनी ते बरोबर लोगो दिसत आहे. जर काही बदल करायची असेल तर संदेश घ्या. लोगो वंडलीसम वाचवण्यास सुरक्षित करत आहे. --Tiven gonsalves🎄🎉🎅🍻 १४:५९, २३ डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
५०,००० लेखांसाठीचा लोगो
अजून एक चित्र चढवले गेले आहे (उजवीकडे).
उद्या (३०-१२-२०१७) रोजी आत्ताचे चित्र बदलून हे चित्र घातले जाईल.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०३:०३, ३० डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
चित्र चांगले वाटत आहे.चित्रकर्त्याचे अभिनंदन.--वि. नरसीकर , (चर्चा) १०:००, ३० डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
खरंच, हे चित्र छान आहे. या निमित्ताने मराठी विकिपीडिया लोगो चित्र सुधारले जावे. यात वरील व खालील अक्षरे एकमेकांना चिकटली आहेत.सध्या हे एकच चित्र सर्वांना वापरावे लागते.

-सुबोध कुलकर्णी (चर्चा) १२:४४, ३० डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]

लोगो तील अक्षरे फुटल्यासारखी वाटतायत का.?--Sachinvenga (चर्चा) १३:३३, ३० डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
होय. चित्र निर्मात्याला दुरुस्ती करण्यास विचारले आहे. लवकरच न झाल्यास पुन्हा पहिले चित्र लावूयात.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) १३:४०, ३० डिसेंबर २०१७ (IST)[reply]
आता लोगोचे चित्र चांगले झाले आहे.--Sachinvenga (चर्चा) ०९:५४, २ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Wikipedia:Twinkle[संपादन]

@अभय नातू: @V.narsikar:@Tiven2240:
जर पाहत असाल मराठी विकिपीडियावर इंग्लिश सारखे साचे नाही आहेत. पूर्वी कायदे मंग साचे मग ट्वीनकल असे वाटते. आपले मत द्यावे. --Tiven gonsalves🎄🎉🎅🍻 १६:४७, ११ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]
@Tiven2240:
तुम्ही कोणत्या कायदांबद्दल बोलता आहात? नवीन नियम आणावेत असा तुमचा प्रस्ताव आहे का?
अभय नातू (चर्चा) २०:५२, ११ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]
@अभय नातू: सद्या आपले कार्यशाळा बरोबर जावावे विकिपीडियावर नवीन कायदे व नवीन गॅजेट थोडे दिवस नंतर चर्चा करूया. --Tiven gonsalves🎄🎉🎅🍻 २१:०८, ११ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)::[reply]
ठीक.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) २१:०९, ११ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

@अभय नातू: @V.narsikar: @संदेश हिवाळे: @: @आर्या जोशी: @सुबोध कुलकर्णी: @Sachinvenga: या विषयावर चर्चा करूया. --टायवीन२२४०माझ्याशी बोला १०:५१, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

या सुविधेचा वापर कोणत्या कृती करण्यासाठी होणार हे तीन उदाहरणे देऊन स्पष्ट केले तर समजू शकेल. नवीन सदस्यांना सूचना देत रहाणे व मदत करणे हे अविरत करण्याला पर्याय नाही असे वाटते.बाकी,टायविन यांच्या मताप्रमाणे साचे,माहितीचौकटी अशा प्राधान्याने करण्याच्या गोष्टी आहेतच.गावांच्या लेखासाठीच्या माहितीचौकटीतल्या काही दुरुस्त्या करणे आवश्यक आहे.उदा.पाबळ
--सुबोध कुलकर्णी (चर्चा) ११:३४, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

@अभय नातू: @V.narsikar: @संदेश हिवाळे: @: @आर्या जोशी: @सुबोध कुलकर्णी: @Sachinvenga: " Wikipedia gadget that gives autoconfirmed registered users many extra options to assist them in common Wikipedia maintenance tasks and to help them deal with acts of vandalism or unconstructive edits. It provides users with three types of rollback functions and includes a full library of speedy deletion functions, user warnings and welcomes, maintenance tags, semi-automatic reporting of vandals, and more. In addition, it gives administrators more tools to help them carry out their duties." मराठी विकिपीडियाचा आवाका इतका लहान आहे की त्याला या गोष्टींची कितपत गरज आहे याचा विचार व्हावा. ... (चर्चा) १५:१४, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

@Tiven2240: @V.narsikar: @संदेश हिवाळे: @: @आर्या जोशी: @सुबोध कुलकर्णी: @Sachinvenga:
गेले काही दिवस मी Wikipedia:Twinkle चा अभ्यास केला व त्यावरुन माझे खालील मत झाले आहे.
या उपकरणाने अनेक सुविधा प्राप्त होतात. यातील काही सुविधा उपयोगी आहेत. काही सुविधांचा दुरुपयोग होऊ शकतो. खोडसाळ व्यक्तीच्या हातात हे उपकरण आल्यास तासाभरात शेकडो पाने होत्याची नव्हती होऊ शकतात.
मराठी विकिपीडियाचा आकार पाहता (ज यांनी म्हणल्याप्रमाणे) हा उपद्रव घातक ठरू शकतो. हे उपकरण वापरणाऱ्यांवर लक्ष ठेवून त्यांना मदत करण्यासाठी किंवा अवखळ/खोडसाळ व्यक्तींना विरोध करण्यासाठीचे मनुष्यबळ सध्या मराठी विकीपिडियावर नाही.
इंग्लिश विकिपीडियावर हे उपकरण सगळ्या ऑटोकन्फर्म्ड सदस्यांना उपलब्ध आहे. मला वाटते की मराठी विकिपीडियावर असे न करता त्यासाठी वेगळा सदस्यगट तयार करावा आणि त्यांनाच हे उपकरण उपलब्ध करावे. इतर उपयोगांसाठी असा गट तयार करण्याचे Tiven2240 यांनी सुचविले होते त्याच अनुषंगाने हा गट असावा. या सदस्यगटात शामिल होण्यासाठी काही कडक नियम असावेत - उदा. १,००० संपादने, १,०००पेक्षा जास्त संपादने असणाऱ्या किमान दोन इतर सदस्यांचे समर्थन, इ. हे नियम फक्त उदाहरणे आहेत. मराठी विकिपीडियन्सनी यावर कौल द्यावा.
धन्यवाद.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) ००:१४, ७ फेब्रुवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India)[संपादन]

Greetings,

It is being planned to organize Wikigraphists Bootcamp in India, please fill out the survey form to help the organizers. Your responses will help organizers understand what level of demand there is for the event (how many people in your community think it is important that the event happens). At the end of the day, the participants will turn out to have knowledge to create drawings, illustrations, diagrams, maps, graphs, bar charts etc. and get to know to how to tune the images to meet the QI and FP criteria. For more information and link to survey form, please visit Talk:Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India). MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:१३, १५ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Wikigraphists Bootcamp Survey Reminder[संपादन]

Greetings,

As it has already been notified about Wikigraphists Bootcamp in India, for training related to creation drawings, illustrations, diagrams, maps, graphs, bar charts etc. and to tune the images to meet the QI and FP criteria, please fill the survey form linked from Talk:Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India). It'll help the organizers to assess the needs of the community, and plan accordingly. Please ignore if already done. Krishna Chaitanya Velaga ०८:३३, २१ जानेवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

@अभय नातू: @V.narsikar: @संदेश हिवाळे: @: @आर्या जोशी: @सुबोध कुलकर्णी:

नमस्कार! मराठी विकिपिडीयाचा वाढता वाचकवर्ग तसेच संंपादक वर्ग पाहता नवनवीन संंकल्पना स्वीकारणंं आणि शिकणंं मला ईपयुक्त वाटतंं आहे.लगेच नाही पण कालांंतराने आपल्याला त्या वापराव्या लागणार आहेत. युवा वर्गाचा संंपादक गटात वाढता सहभाग लक्षात घेता ही मंंडळी नव्या गोष्टी आत्मसात करून लगेच वापरुही शकतात. लेखांंच्या अशयाची समृृद्धी यावर मी प्रयत्न करते आहेच व्यक्तिश: तसेच आपण सगळेही आपापले योगदान देऊन हेहे व्यासपीठ समृृद्ध करीत आहातच.त्यामुळे नव्या गोष्टी आपणही स्वीकाराव्यात असंं मला वाटतंं.धन्यवाद!आर्या जोशी (चर्चा)

International Mother Langage Day and Open Data Day Wikidata Edit-a-thon[संपादन]

Please translate the message to your language, if applicable

Hello,
We are happy to inform you that a national level Wikidata editing campaign "IMLD-ODD 2018 Wikidata India Edit-a-thon" on content related to India is being organized from 21 February 2018 to 3 March 2018. This edit-a-thon marks International Mother Language Day and Open Data Day.

Please learn more about this event: here.
Please consider participating in the event, by joining here.
You may get a list of suggested items to work on here.

Please let us know if you have question. -- Titodutta using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १२:४२, २१ फेब्रुवारी २०१८ (IST)[reply]

मराठी विकिपीडियावरील " जेंडर ग्याप " वर उत्तर अमेरिकेतील युनिव्हर्सिटी ऑफ टोरॅन्टो (कॅनडा) येथे आंतरराष्ट्रीय अभ्यास[संपादन]

नमस्कार,

विकिपीडियावर महिलांची भागेदारी हि केवळ १० % आहे, मराठी विकिपीडियावर तर ती १ % एव्हडीपण नाही हे पाहून मराठी विकिपीडियावर महिलांची भागेदारी वाढावी म्हणून अनेक प्रयत्न आपण करीत आहोत. त्याचाच एक भाग म्हणून साल २०१४ पासून दरवर्षी ८ मार्च, जागतिक महिला दिनाचे औचित्य साधून मराठी विकिपीडियावर "महिला संपादनेथॉन " आयोजित करण्यात येते. मराठी विकिपीडियावरील महिलांचे वाढते प्रमाण, मराठी विकिपीडियाने त्या साठी केलेले प्रयत्न्न, महिलांच्या मराठी विकिपीडिया कडून अपेक्षा आणि संबंधित विषयाचे अभ्यास करण्या साठी उत्तर अमेरिकेतील युनिव्हर्सिटी ऑफ टोरॅन्टो (कॅनडा) येथील थीग यि चँग हि विद्यार्थिनी गेल्या वर्षी मुंबईस आली होती.

थीग यि चँग हि विद्यार्थिनी मूळ तैवान येथील असून ती उत्तर अमेरिकेतील युनिव्हर्सिटी ऑफ टोरॅन्टो (कॅनडा) येथे इंटरन्याशनल डेव्हलपमेंट स्टडीज अंतर्गत विकिपीडिया वरील लिंग भेद विषयावर प्रबंध लिहिण्या साठी अभ्यास करते आहे. थीग यि चँग हिचा प्रबंध जवळ जवळ पूर्ण झाला असून त्यासाठी ती ह्यावर्षी पण उत्तर अमेरिकेतून महिला संपादनेथॉन दरम्यान अभ्यास करणार आहे.


मराठी विकिपीडियाने महिलांची भागेदारी वाढवण्यासाठीच्या केलेल्या प्रयत्नांची आंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तरावर दखल घेतली जात आहे हि एक आनंदाची बाब आहे. आशा आहे कि ह्या अभ्यासामुळे भविष्यात महिलांची मराठी विकिपीडियावरील भागेदारीअधिक वाढविण्यास मदत होईल.- राहुल देशमुख १७:४८, ८ मार्च २०१८ (IST)[reply]

कौल साचा[संपादन]

{{कौल}} साचा हे महत्त्वपूर्ण साच्यामधील एक आहे जे मतदान प्रक्रियेत सदस्यांनी मत देण्यास मदत करते. सध्या फक्त दोनच पॅरामिटर्स एकतर समर्थन किंवा विरोध होते म्हणून मी त्यात तटस्थ आणि टिप्पणी पॅरामिटर्स जोडली आहेत. यासह मी टेम्पलेटला पार्श्वभूमी रंग देखील जोडले आहे जेणेकरून ते स्पष्टपणे दृश्यमान दिसत आहे. या टेम्पलेटमध्ये आता टेम्प्लेट डेटा आहे म्हणून ती व्हिज्युअल एडिटर मध्ये देखील उपयोगी असू शकते. --टायवीन२२४०माझ्याशी बोला १९:४३, ३ एप्रिल २०१८ (IST)[reply]

AdvancedSearch[संपादन]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) २०:२३, ७ मे २०१८ (IST)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2018)[संपादन]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to research and tools as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Rock's Backpages – Music articles and interviews from the 1950s onwards - 50 accounts
  • Invaluable – Database of more than 50 million auctions and over 500,000 artists - 15 accounts
  • Termsoup – Translation tool

Expansions

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Loeb Classical Library, Cairn, Gale and Bloomsbury.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team २३:३३, ३० मे २०१८ (IST)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India): Applications are open[संपादन]

Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India) to be tentatively held in the last weekend of September 2018. This is going to be a three-day training workshop to equip the participants with the skills to create illustrations and digital drawings in SVG format, using software like Inkscape.

Minimum eligibility criteria to participate is as below:

  • Active Wikimedians from India contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia projects.
  • At least 1,500 global edits till 30 May 2018.
  • At least 500 edits to home-Wikipedia (excluding User-space).

Please apply at the following link before 16th June 2018: Wikigraphists Bootcamp (2018 India) Scholarships.

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:४२, १२ जून २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Global preferences are available[संपादन]

००:४९, ११ जुलै २०१८ (IST)

Documentation background.[संपादन]

It looks good to see that Marathi Wikipedia template documentations too have a green background to it. It is mostly to enhance users to read the documentation subpage which is essential for knowing how a template works. This was added firstly in light yellow background in Special:diff/1609826 but made standard as other wiki in light green in Special:diff/1609827. Users of Marathi Wikipedia should take a note of this change. --टायवीन२२४० (A) माझ्याशी बोला १४:१०, २० जुलै २०१८ (IST)[reply]

साद साचा[संपादन]

{{साद}} साच्यात आता @ च्या बदली दिसून येईल. चर्चेची गुणवत्ता वाढवण्यास हे केले गेले आहे. सदस्यांनी याची नोंद घ्यावी --टायवीन२२४० (A) माझ्याशी बोला १४:३१, २० जुलै २०१८ (IST)[reply]

New user group for editing sitewide CSS / JS[संपादन]

Page, Namespace and upload ban soon coming[संपादन]

My fellow Wikimedians of Marathi Wikipedia,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team is currently in development of partial blocks. When this comes live we will be able to change the experience of blocking users on Wikipedia those who are only for vandalism. We need to get ready for this future changes and prepare appropriate ban/block policies for our wiki. A feedback/suggestion is open for everyone at Talk:Community health initiative/Per-user page, namespace, and upload blocking. You can suggest new features there.

Read the whole information on Meta

Thanking you. --टायवीन२२४० (A) माझ्याशी बोला १८:३९, १ ऑगस्ट २०१८ (IST)[reply]

पानकाढा अनुशेष[संपादन]

{{पानकाढा}} अनुशेष/बॅकलॉग आता जवळपास शून्य पर्यंत कमी झाले आहे. ०१.०४.२०१८ ते ०८.०८.१८ पर्यंत ४३६२ अविश्वकोशीय/अनावश्यक/धोरण उल्लंधन/बिघडलेले सांगकाम्याद्वारे बनवलेले पाने/चित्र काढण्यात आले आहे[१]. प्रचालक, प्रशासक व प्रतिपालकाना या कामात हातभर लावल्याबद्दल आभारी --टायवीन२२४० (A) माझ्याशी बोला २०:१८, ८ ऑगस्ट २०१८ (IST)[reply]

लेखाची सुरक्षा पातळी पाहण्यासाठी नवीन गॅजेट[संपादन]

मराठी विकिपीडियावर आता कोणत्याही प्रकारच्या संरक्षित पानांवर पॅडलॉक चिन्ह दिसून येते. इतर विकिपीडियावर साचे वापरून हे चिन्ह दर्शविले जात असे. त्यायोगे अ-सुरक्षित पानावर सुद्धा हे पॅडलॉक दिसून येत असे व त्याने पानावर 'त्रुटी' दाखविणारे वर्ग लागत असत. हे नवीन गॅजेट आल्या पासून प्रचालकांचे काम कमी झाले आहे कारण पानांवर संरक्षण साचे लावण्याची जबाबदारी प्रचालकांची होती. मराठी विकिपीडियावर सक्रिय असलेले प्रत्येक सदस्य व प्रचालकांनी या बदलाची नोंद कृपया घ्यावी अशी विनंती. --टायवीन२२४० (A) माझ्याशी बोला ०८:२७, १७ ऑगस्ट २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from now[संपादन]

(कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा)

Hi all,

as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the interface-admin (तांत्रिक प्रचालक) group, and a few highly privileged global groups such as stewards, can edit CSS/JS pages that they do not own (that is, any page ending with .css or .js that is either in the MediaWiki: namespace or is another user's user subpage). This is done to improve the security of readers and editors of Wikimedia projects. More information is available at Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS. If you encounter any unexpected problems, please contact me or file a bug.

Thanks!
Tgr (talk) १८:१०, २७ ऑगस्ट २०१८ (IST) (via global message delivery)[reply]

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October[संपादन]

१९:०३, ६ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST)

महत्त्वाचे[संपादन]

@अभय नातू, Tiven2240, Sureshkhole, आणि संतोष दहिवळ:@Aditya tamhankar, आर्या जोशी, Pooja Jadhav, आणि ज्ञानदा गद्रे-फडके:@Rajendra prabhune, Pushkar Ekbote, Vikrantkorde, आणि नरेश सावे:@प्रसाद साळवे आणि संदेश हिवाळे:
कृपया वरील (Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October) सूचनेची नोंद घ्यावी. हा एक प्रकारचा विकिपीडिया शटडाउन आहे.त्यावेळेत विकिवर संपादने करता येणार नाहीत/अडचण राहील.--वि. नरसीकर , (चर्चा) १४:३०, ८ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

@V.narsikar: धन्यवाद, दादा हो मी ही ती सूचना पाहिली होती. त्या तारखेला विकिच्या डेटा दुसऱ्या ठिकाणी हलवून परत तो जागेवर आणणार आहेत, सध्याच्या तांत्रिक व्यवस्थेत जर काही घोळ झाल्यास पुढे तसे करता येईल की नाही याची ते चाचणी करत आहेत. सुरेश खोले "संदर्भ द्या! अगदी भांडतानासुध्दा"!!! ०३:०९, ९ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

हिन्दी दिवस लेख प्रतियोगिता[संपादन]

नमस्ते सर्वेभ्यः
१४ सितंबर को हिन्दी दिवस है और इसे भारत समेत कई देशों में मनाया जाता है। हिन्दी भारत की आधिकारिक राजभाषा भी है। साथ ही पाकिस्तान, बांग्लादेश, नेपाल आदि एशियाई देश एवं मोरिसश जैसे अफ्रीकी देशों में भी हिन्दी बोली जाती है।

हिन्दी भाषा को बढ़ावा मिले और हिन्दी भाषा के एकमेव ऑनलाइन ज्ञानकोष विकिपीडिया के लेखों में गुणवत्ता युक्त लेखों की वृद्धि हो इस हेतु से हिन्दी विकिपीडिया १४ सितंबर से एक माह तक लेख प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन कर रहा है।

हिन्दी की अन्य भगिनी भाषाएँ जैसे बंगाली, गुजराती, मराठी, पंजाबी, मैथिली, भोजपुरी आदि भाषाओं को जानने वाले सदस्य हिन्दी जानते हैं। उर्दू भी हिन्दी की भगिनी भाषा है और उर्दूभाषी सदस्य भी हिन्दी का अच्छा ज्ञान रखते हैं। देखा गया है कि अन्यभाषी सदस्य हिन्दी से अधिक अंग्रेजी विकि में योगदान देते हैं अथवा हिन्दी के दूसरे प्रकल्पों में अधिक सक्रिय हैं। हमारा प्रयास है कि हिन्दी दिवस के इस अवसर पर हम हिन्दी जानने वालें सदस्यों को हिन्दी विकिपीडिया के साथ जुड़ने का अवसर प्रदान करें।

इस प्रतियोगिता का आरंभ १४ सितंबर से होगा और १ महीने तक लेख बनाये जाएंगे। आप किसी भी विषय पर लेख बना सकते हैं। प्रतियोगिता पूर्ण होने के बाद परिणाम घोषित होगा और विजेताओं को पुरस्कृत किया जाएगा।

अधिक जानकारी हेतु हिन्दी दिवस लेख प्रतियोगिता पृष्ठ
प्रतिभागी बनने के लिए आज ही अपना नामांकन करें

आपके समुदाय से उचित सहयोग की अपेक्षा के साथ।--आर्यावर्त (चर्चा) ०९:५७, ८ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

हिन्दी दिवस लेख प्रतियोगिता - सहभाग घ्यावा[संपादन]

@अभय नातू, Tiven2240, Sureshkhole, आणि संतोष दहिवळ:@Aditya tamhankar, आर्या जोशी, Pooja Jadhav, आणि ज्ञानदा गद्रे-फडके:@Rajendra prabhune, Pushkar Ekbote, Vikrantkorde, आणि नरेश सावे:@प्रसाद साळवे आणि संदेश हिवाळे:@सर्व इतर सदस्य:
इच्छुकांनी जरूर सहभाग घ्यावा.--वि. नरसीकर , (चर्चा) १४:३३, ८ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

@V.narsikar: धन्यवाद सर.आर्या जोशी (चर्चा) १९:५०, ८ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST) @V.narsikar: धन्यवाद नक्कीच घेऊ. सुरेश खोले "संदर्भ द्या! अगदी भांडतानासुध्दा"!!! ०२:४८, ९ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST) @V.narsikar: धन्यवाद सर, वेळ मिळाला की नक्की सहभाग घेईन.Aditya tamhankar (चर्चा) ०७:१९, ९ सप्टेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Results from global Wikimedia survey 2018 are published[संपादन]

००:५५, २ ऑक्टोबर २०१८ (IST)

The Community Wishlist Survey[संपादन]

१६:३६, ३० ऑक्टोबर २०१८ (IST)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web[संपादन]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ०१:०४, १४ नोव्हेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

TWL Con (2019 India)[संपादन]

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Dear all,

I am happy to announce that the applications for TWL Con (2019 India), a mini-conference around The Wikipedia Library (TWL) and library outreach for Wikimedia projects in India are now open. The application form is available here. Last date is 25 November 2018. The event is to be held in January 2019. The eligibility guidelines are applicable as mentioned here. -- Shypoetess (चर्चा) ००:१४, २० नोव्हेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Community Wishlist Survey vote[संपादन]

२३:४३, २२ नोव्हेंबर २०१८ (IST)

Reminder TWL Con (2019 India)[संपादन]

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Dear all,

It is to remind you that the applications for TWL Con (2019 India), a mini-conference around The Wikipedia Library (TWL) and library outreach for Wikimedia projects in India are open only till tomorrow i.e. 25 November 2018. The application form is available here. The event is to be held in January 2019. The eligibility guidelines are applicable as mentioned here. Kindly fill out the form as soon as possible -- Shypoetess (चर्चा) २३:५३, २४ नोव्हेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Advanced Search[संपादन]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) १६:३३, २६ नोव्हेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[संपादन]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ०१:३३, ७ डिसेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

५०,००० लेखांनतर १ वर्ष[संपादन]

नमस्कार,

२२ डिसेंबर, २०१७ रोजी मराठी विकिपीडियाने ५०,००० लेखांचा टप्पा ओलांडला. आज एक वर्षाने येथे ५२,२५० लेख आहेत म्हणजे महिन्याला अंदाजे २०४ लेखांची भर पडली.

याशिवाय संपादकांच्या संख्येतसुद्धा मोठी वाढ झालेली आहे. या साठी सर्वांचे अभिनंदन.

वरील प्रगतीबरोबरच अनेक इतर गोष्टीही झाल्या आहेत - काही चांगल्या, काही वाईट. यांबद्दल प्रत्येकाने आत्मपरीक्षण करावे आणि योग्य ते बदल करावे ही विनंती.

पुन्हा एकदा अभिनंदन आणि आपल्या पुढील वाटचालीसाठी शुभेच्छा.

अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०७:३७, २३ डिसेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.

Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.

The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.

The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

To know more about the contest, check out our Commons Page and FAQs

There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:४३, २७ डिसेंबर २०१८ (IST)[reply]

Call for bids to host Train-the-Trainer 2019[संपादन]

Apologies for writing in English, please consider translating the message

Hello everyone,

This year CIS-A2K is seeking expressions of interest from interested communities in India for hosting the Train-the-Trainer 2019.

Train-the-Trainer or TTT is a residential training program which attempts to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community (including English) members. Earlier TTT has been conducted in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

If you're interested in hosting the program, Following are the per-requests to propose a bid:

  • Active local community which is willing to support conducting the event
    • At least 4 Community members should come together and propose the city. Women Wikimedians in organizing team is highly recommended.
  • The city should have at least an International airport.
  • Venue and accommodations should be available for the event dates.
    • Participants size of TTT is generally between 20-25.
    • Venue should have good Internet connectivity and conference space for the above-mentioned size of participants.
  • Discussion in the local community.

Please learn more about the Train-the-Trainer program and to submit your proposal please visit this page. Feel free to reach to me for more information or email titoसाचा:@cis-india.org

Best!

Pavan Santhosh ( MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ११:२२, ६ जानेवारी २०१९ (IST) )[reply]

Coming soon: Improved version of the FileExporter[संपादन]

Coming soon: an improved version of the beta feature FileExporter

Hi! For a few months now, the FileExporter has been a beta feature on this wiki (and a few others). It makes it possible to move a file from a local wiki to Wikimedia Commons, while keeping its history intact.

A new version of the feature will be deployed on January 16, including some bug fixes and added features. With this new version, the FileExporter will also become a beta feature on all other wikis.

As always, you’re very invited to test it and let us know what you think. This helps us further improve the feature before it becomes a default functionality. A big thanks to everyone who gave feedback so far! -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (चर्चा) १६:२८, १४ जानेवारी २०१९ (IST)[reply]

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 January[संपादन]

You will not be able to edit the wikis for up to 30 minutes on 17 January 07:00 UTC. This is because of a database problem that has to be fixed immediately. You can still read the wikis. Some wikis are not affected. They don't get this message. You can see which wikis are not affected on this page. Most wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes. /Johan (WMF)

००:१९, १७ जानेवारी २०१९ (IST)

IST 12.30 - 1.00PM PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF IT. @V.narsikar, QueerEcofeminist, अभय नातू, सुबोध कुलकर्णी, आणि आर्या जोशी:,@Aditya tamhankar, , आणि सुशान्त देवळेकर: please ping others too if there is any workshop today. Thanking you. --Tiven2240 (चर्चा) ०७:५३, १७ जानेवारी २०१९ (IST)[reply]
नोंद घेतली.--वि. नरसीकर , (चर्चा) ०९:५८, १७ जानेवारी २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Talk to us about talking[संपादन]

Trizek (WMF) २०:३१, २१ फेब्रुवारी २०१९ (IST)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2019)[संपादन]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing signups today for free, full-access, accounts to published research as part of our Publisher Donation Program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Kinige – Primarily Indian-language ebooks - 10 books per month
  • Gale – Times Digital Archive collection added (covering 1785-2013)
  • JSTOR – New applications now being taken again

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Baylor University Press, Taylor & Francis, Cairn, Annual Reviews and Bloomsbury. You can request new partnerships on our Suggestions page.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team २३:१०, १३ मार्च २०१९ (IST)

You can host and coordinate signups for a Wikipedia Library branch in your own language. Please contact Ocaasi (WMF).
This message was delivered via the Global Mass Message tool to The Wikipedia Library Global Delivery List.

Section editing in the visual editor on the mobile site[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

The Editing team has been working on two things for people who use the visual editor on the mobile site:

Some editors here can see these changes now. Others will see them later. If you find problems, please leave a note on my talk page, so I can help you contact the team. Thank you, and happy editing! Whatamidoing (WMF) (चर्चा) ०९:४३, १ एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April[संपादन]

१६:२६, ८ एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. आपणास धन्यवाद! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) २३:०५, १२ एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Train-the-Trainer 2019 Application open[संपादन]

Apologies for writing in English, please consider translating
Hello,
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) 2019 programme organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 31 May, 1 & 2 June 2019.

What is TTT?
Train the Trainer or TTT is a residential training program. The program attempts to groom leadership skills among the Indian Wikimedia community members. Earlier TTT has been conducted in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Who should apply?

  • Any active Wikimedian contributing to any Indic language Wikimedia project (including English) is eligible to apply.
  • An editor must have 600+ edits on Zero-namespace till 31 March 2019.
  • Anyone who has the interest to conduct offline/real-life Wiki events.
  • Note: anyone who has already participated in an earlier iteration of TTT, cannot apply.

Please learn more about this program and apply to participate or encourage the deserving candidates from your community to do so. Regards. -- Tito (CIS-A2K), sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १०:३७, २६ एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)[reply]


Sorry to post in English. Please translate for the community. I would like to grant bot DiBabelYurikBot written by Yurik a bot flag. The bot makes it possible for many wikis to share templates and modules, and helps with the translations. See project page. Capankajsmilyo (चर्चा) २२:५७, २६ एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)[reply]

@Capankajsmilyo: Bot request are followed up by our Local bureaucrat @अभय नातू: please consider contacting him on our Bot request page at Wikipedia:Bot. Thanking you. --Tiven2240 (चर्चा) ०८:५०, ३० एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Hangout invitation[संपादन]

I have created a hangout to improve collaboration and coordination among editors of various wiki projects. I would like to invite you as well. Please share your email to pankajjainmr@gmail.com to join. Thanks Capankajsmilyo (चर्चा) २२:०९, २९ एप्रिल २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Education SAARC conference application is now open[संपादन]

Apologies for writing in English, please consider translating

Greetings from CIS-A2K,

The Wikimedia Education SAARC conference will take place on 20-22 June 2019. Wikimedians from Indian, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Afghanistan can apply for the scholarship. This event will take place at Christ University, Bangalore.

Who should apply?

  • Any active contributor to a Wikimedia project, or Wikimedia volunteer in any other capacity, from the South Asian subcontinent is eligible to apply
  • An editor must have 1000+ edits before 1 May 2019.
  • Anyone who has the interest to conduct offline/real-life Wikimedia Education events.
  • Activity within the Wikimedia movement will be the main criteria for evaluation. Participation in non-Wikimedia free knowledge, free software, collaborative or educational initiatives, working with institutions is a plus.

Please know more about this program and apply to participate or encourage the deserving candidates from your community to do so. Regards.Ananth (CIS-A2K) using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १९:२४, ११ मे २०१९ (IST)[reply]

CIS-A2K: 3 Work positions open[संपादन]

Hello,
Greetings for CIS-A2K. We want to inform you that 3 new positions are open at this moment.

  • Communication officer: (staff position) The person will work on CIS-A2K's blogs, reports, newsletters, social media activities, and over-all CIS-A2K general communication. The last date of application is 4 June 2019.
  • Wikidata consultant: (consultant position), The person will work on CIS-A2K's Wikidata plan, and will support and strengthen Wikidata community in India. The last date of application is 31 May 2019
  • Project Tiger co-ordinatorː (consultant position) The person will support Project tiger related communication, documentation and coordination, Chromebook disbursal, internet support etc. The last date of application is 7 June 2019.

For details about these opportunities please see here. -- Tito (CIS-A2K), sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १५:३२, २२ मे २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Indic Wikimedia Campaigns/Contests Survey[संपादन]

Hello fellow Wikimedians,

Apologies for writing in English. Please help me in translating this message to your language.

I am delighted to share a survey that will help us in the building a comprehensive list of campaigns and contests organized by the Indic communities on various Wikimedia projects like Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wikipedia, Wikidata etc. We also want to learn what's working in them and what are the areas that needs more support.

If you have organized or participated in any campaign or contest (such as Wiki Loves Monuments type Commons contest, Wikisource Proofreading Contest, Wikidata labelathons, 1lib1ref campaigns etc.), we would like to hear from you.

You can read the Privacy Policy for the Survey here

Please find the link to the Survey at: '

P.S. If you have been involved in multiple campaigns/contests, feel free to submit the form multiple times.

Looking forward to hearing and learning from you.

-- SGill (WMF) sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ११:३९, २५ जून २०१९ (IST)[reply]

भारतातील समुदायांच्या मदतीसाठी[संपादन]

सर्वांना नमस्कार,

जगभरातील अनेक संस्था, व्यक्ति, गट, स्वयंसेवक आणि या सर्वांच्या जाळ्यांच्या मदतीने विकिमिडीयाचे सर्व प्रकल्प उभे रहातात आणि सांभाळले जातात. आपण सगळे एकत्र येऊन विकिमिडीयाच्या प्रकल्पांना वाढवूयात समृद्ध करुयात आणि विकिमिडीयाचे मुक्त ज्ञानाची मोहिम पुढे नेऊयात.

तुम्ही अफिलियेशन कमिटीच्या विकिमिडीया इंडिया विभागाला बरखास्त करण्याच्या निर्णयाबद्दल ऐकलेच असेल. काही समुदायांनी त्यावर भारतातील विकिमिडीया समुदायांच्या भवितव्याबद्दल प्रश्न उभे केले आहेत. अफिलियेशन समितीच्या निर्णयाबद्दल जास्तीची माहिती देण्याच्या हेतुने आम्ही हे लिहित आहोत, शिवाय आम्ही भारतातील समुदायांना आमची मदत चालू ठेवण्याचीही हमी आम्ही देत आहोत.

अफिलियेशन कमिटी ही समुदायातील काही सदस्यांची बनलेली असते. या कमिटीच्या माध्यमातून विकिमिडीया भारत बरोबर काम करताना आणि विकिमिडीया भारत विभागाला (chapter requirements) नियमांशी ताडून बघताना, जुन २०१९ मध्ये असा निर्णय घेतला की, विकिमिडीया प्रतिष्ठान विकिमिडीया भारत विभागाशी असलेला कराराचे नुतनिकरण करणार नाही.

२०११ मध्ये सर्वप्रथम विकिमिडीया भारत विभागाची स्थापना करण्यात आली होती. २०१५ मध्ये विभागाच्या कारभारात आणि अपेक्षित कामांमध्ये समस्या असल्याचे समोर आले होते. अफिलियेशन कमिटी आणि प्रतिष्ठानच्या मदतीने भारत विभागाने कामाचा आराखडा आखला आणि भारत विभाग २०१७ पर्यंत आपल्या योग्य मार्गावर आणि विभागाच्या विकिमिडीया प्रतिष्ठाननी ठरवून दिलेल्या अपेक्षांची पुर्तता करायला सुरूवात केली. पण पुन्हा २०१७ ते २०१९ दरम्यान भारत विभागाला विश्वासार्हता मिळवण्यास अडचणी आल्या. शिवाय हा विभाग विकिमिडीया प्रतिष्ठानकडून वित्तसहाय्य मिळवण्यासाठीच्या कायदेशीर अटींची पुर्तता करण्यासही अपूरा पडलेला आहे. पण प्रतिष्ठानला आणि अफिलियेशन कमिटीलाही अशी पूर्ण खात्री आहे की, या विभागाकडून लवकरच या कायदेशीर गरजांची पुर्तता केली जाईल.

आम्ही विकिमिडीया चळवळीच्या माध्यमातून भारतात उभ्या रहात असलेल्या नेतृत्वाचे खूप आभारी आहोत, इथल्या नेतृत्वाने जगभरातल्या चळवळीवर लक्षणिय परिणाम केला आहे. सध्या भारतातल्या आठ भाषीक समुदायांच्या सदस्य गटांना आम्ही मदत करत आहोत आणि आणखीन दोन गटांना अफकोमच्या निर्णयाने मान्यता मिळण्याची शक्यता आहे. भारतातून आम्हांला एकूण ७०० दशलक्ष वाचक भेटी दर महिन्याला मिळतात. आणि भारतीय समुदायांचा विकास हा आमच्या विकिपीडिया आणि विकिमिडीया प्रकल्पांच्या विकासाचा महत्वाचा भाग आहे.

विकिमिडीया चळवळीसाठी भारताचे प्रजासत्ताक राज्य हे महत्वाचे ठिकाण आहे. विकिमिडीया प्रतिष्ठानचे स्वयंसेवक सदस्यांना, वाचकांना, दात्यांना मदत करण्याचे काम आम्ही चालू ठेवणार आहोत. आमच्या मुक्त ज्ञान प्रकल्पांना आणि विकिमिडीया प्रकल्पांना योगदान देण्याचे काम जोमाने करत आहात याबद्दल आम्ही आपले आभारी आहोत. आम्हांला अशी आशा आहे की, आपण असेच एकत्र काम करत राहू.

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Project Tiger 2.0[संपादन]

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New tools and IP masking[संपादन]

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Project Tiger important 2.0 updates[संपादन]

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Wikimedia movement strategy recommendations India salon[संपादन]

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Greetings,

You know Strategy Working Groups have published draft recommendations at the beginning of August. On 14-15 September we are organising a strategy salon/conference at Bangalore/Delhi (exact venue to be decided) It'll be a 2 days' residential conference and the event aims to provide a discussion platform for experienced Wikimedians in India to learn, discuss and comment about the draft recommendations. Feedback and discussions will be documented.

If you are a Wikipedian from India, and want to discuss the draft recommendations, or learn more about them, you may apply to participate in the event.

Please have a look at the event page for more details The last date of application is 7 September 2019.

It would be great if you share this information who needs this. For questions, please write on the event talk page, or email me at tito+indiasalon@cis-india.org

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Project Tiger Article writing contest Update[संपादन]

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The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started[संपादन]

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GLOW edit-a-thon starts on 10 October 2019[संपादन]

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Hope this message finds you well. Here are some important updates about Project Tiger 2.0/GLOW edit-a-thon.

  • The participating communities are requested to create an event page on their Wikipedia (which has been already updated with template link in the last post). Please prepare this local event page before 10 October (i.e. Edit-a-thon starting date)
  • All articles will be submitted here under Project Tiger 2.0. Please copy-paste the fountain tool link in the section of submitted articles. Please see the links here on this page.

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Project Tiger 2.0: Article contest jury information[संपादन]

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We want to inform you that Project Tiger 2.0 is going to begin on 10 October. It's crucial to select jury for the writing contest as soon as possible. Jury members will assess the articles.

Please start discussing on your respective village pump and add your name here as a jury for writing contest if you are interested. Thank you. --MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २२:३६, ८ ऑक्टोबर २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[संपादन]

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Beta feature "Reference Previews"[संपादन]

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Project Tiger update: Let's walk together with Wikipedia Asian Month and WWWW[संपादन]

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Greetings!

First of all "Happy Dipavali/Festive season". On behalf of the Project Tiger 2.0 team we have exciting news for all. Thanks for your enthusiastic participation in Project Tiger 2.0. You also know that there is a couple of interesting edit-a-thons around. We are happy to inform that the Project Tiger article list just got bigger.

We'll collaborate on Project Tiger article writing contest with Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 (WAM2019) and Wiki Women for Women Wellbeing 2019 (WWWW-2019). Most communities took part in these events in the previous iterations. Fortunately this year, all three contests are happening at the same time.

Wikipedia Asian Month agenda is to increase Asian content on Wikipedias. There is no requirement for selecting an article from the list provided. Any topic related to Asia can be chosen to write an article in WAM. This contest runs 1 November till 30 November. For more rules and guidelines, you can follow the event page on Meta or local Wikis.

WWWW focus is on increase content related to women's health issues on Indic language Wikipedias. WWWW 2019 will start from 1 November 2019 and will continue till 10 January 2020. A common list of articles will be provided to write on.

In brief: The articles you are submitting for Wikipedia Asian Month or WWWW, you may submit the same articles for Project Tiger also. Articles created under any of these events can be submitted to fountain tool of Project Tiger 2.0. Article creation rule will remain the same for every community. -- sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:१४, २९ ऑक्टोबर २०१९ (IST)[reply]

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Wikipedia Asian Month is back! We wish you all the best of luck for the contest. The basic guidelines of the contest can be found on your local page of Wikipedia Asian Month. For more information, refer to our Meta page for organizers.

Looking forward to meet the next ambassadors for Wikipedia Asian Month 2019!

For additional support for organizing offline event, contact our international team on wiki or on email. We would appreciate the translation of this message in the local language by volunteer translators. Thank you!

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team.

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Research Study on Indic-Language Wikipedia Editions (Participation Applications are Open)[संपादन]

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Research Study[संपादन]

Although cultural and linguistic diversity on the Internet has exploded, English content remains dominant. Surprisingly, this appears to be true even on Wikipedia which is driven by increasingly linguistically diverse groups of participants. Although Wikipedia exists in almost three hundred language versions, participation and content creation are not distributed proportionally to the readership—or even proportional to editors’ mother tongues. A widely discussed puzzle within studies of online communities is that some small language communities thrive while other similar communities fail.

I hope to study this dynamic in Indic-language Wikipedia communities. There are dozens of Wikipedias in Indian language versions. I hope to study the experiences of several Indic-language Wikipedia communities with different levels of success in building communities of online participants but with similar numbers of Internet-connected native speakers, that face similar technical and linguistic challenges, that have similar socio-economic and political conditions, and so on.

The results of this study will help provide design recommendations to help facilitate the growth of Indian Language communities. -- Sejal Khatri (talk)

Participate[संपादन]

We are looking for people interested in participating in this study!

In exchange for your participation, you will receive a ₹1430 gift card.

To join the study, you must be at least 18 years of age and must be an active member of your native Indic language Wikipedia. You should also feel comfortable having an interview discussion in Hindi or English.

Fill the form in this Link

Community Support and Feedback[संपादन]

I look forward to community's feedback and support!

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest[संपादन]

In consideration of a week-long internet block in Iran, Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 contest has been extended for a week past November. The articles submitted till 7th December 2019, 23:59 UTC will be accepted by the fountain tools of the participating wikis.

Please help us translate and spread this message in your local language.

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

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[WikiConference India 2020] Invitation to participate in the Community Engagement Survey[संपादन]

This is an invitation to participate in the Community Engagement Survey, which is one of the key requirements for drafting the Conference & Event Grant application for WikiConference India 2020 to the Wikimedia Foundation. The survey will have questions regarding a few demographic details, your experience with Wikimedia, challenges and needs, and your expectations for WCI 2020. The responses will help us to form an initial idea of what is expected out of WCI 2020, and draft the grant application accordingly. Please note that this will not directly influence the specificities of the program, there will be a detailed survey to assess the program needs post-funding decision.

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Wikimedia Movement Strategy: 2020 Community Conversations[संपादन]

Dear Wikimedians,

Greetings! Wishing you a very happy new year!

We have an update for the next steps of the Movement Strategy! We're preparing for a final round of community conversations with Wikimedia affiliates and online communities around a synthesized set of draft recommendations to start around late/mid January. In the meantime, recommendations’ writers and strategy team has been working on integrating community ideas and feedback into these recommendations. Thank you, for all of your contributions!

What's New?[संपादन]

The recommendations writers have been working to consolidate the 89 recommendations produced by the working groups. They met in Berlin a few weeks back for an in-person session to produce a synthesized recommendations document which will be shared for public comment around late/mid January. A number of common areas for change were reflected in the recommendations, and the writers assessed and clustered them around these areas. The goal was to outline the overall direction of the change and present one set that is clearly understood, implementable and demonstrates the reasoning behind each.

What's Next?[संपादन]

We will be reaching out to you to help engage your affiliate in discussing this new synthesized version. Your input in helping us refine and advance key ideas will be invaluable, and we are looking forward to engaging with you for a period of thirty days from late/mid January. Our final consultation round is to give communities a chance to "review and discuss" the draft recommendations, highlighting areas of support and concern as well as indicating how your community would be affected.

Please share ideas on how you would like to meet and discuss the final draft recommendations when they are released near Mid January whether through your strategy salons, joining us at global and regional events, joining online conversations, or sending in notes from affiliate discussions. We couldn't do this without you, and hope that you will enjoy seeing your input reflected in the next draft and final recommendations. This will be an opportunity for the movement to review and respond to the recommendations before they are finalized.

If possible, we'd love if you could feature a discussion of the draft recommendations at the next in-person meeting of your affiliate, ideally between the last week of January and the first week of February. If not, please let us know how we can help support you with online conversations and discussing how the draft recommendations fit with the ideas shared at your strategy salon (when applicable).

The input communities have shared so far has been carefully documented, analyzed, and folded into the synthesized draft recommendations. Communities will be able to see footnotes referencing community ideas. What they share again in January/February will be given the same care, seriousness, and transparency.

This final round of community feedback will be presented to the Board of Trustees alongside the final recommendations that will be shared at the Wikimedia Summit.

Warmly -- User:RSharma (WMF) २१:२८, ४ जानेवारी २०२० (IST)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore[संपादन]

Hello Folks,

Wiki Loves Love is back again in 2020 iteration as Wiki Loves Folklore from 1 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020. Join us to celebrate the local cultural heritage of your region with the theme of folklore in the international photography contest at Wikimedia Commons. Images, videos and audios representing different forms of folk cultures and new forms of heritage that haven’t otherwise been documented so far are welcome submissions in Wiki Loves Folklore. Learn more about the contest at Meta-Wiki and Commons.

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
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Wikimedia 2030: Movement Strategy Community conversations are here![संपादन]

Dear Affiliate Representatives and community members,

The launch of our final round of community conversation is finally here! We are excited to have the opportunity to invite you to take part. 
The recommendations have been published! Please take time over the next five weeks to review and help us understand how your organization and community would be impacted.

What Does This Mean?

The core recommendations document has now been published on Meta in Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. This is the result of more than a year of dedicated work by our working groups, and we are pleased to share the evolution of their work for your final consideration. 
In addition to the recommendations text, you can read through key documents such as Principles, Process, and the Writer’s Reflections, which lend important context to this work and highlight the ways that the recommendations are conceptually interlinked.
We also have a brief Narrative of Change [5] which offers a summary introduction to the recommendations material. 

How Is My Input Reflected In This Work?

Community input played an important role in the drafting of these recommendations. The core recommendations document reflects this and cites community input throughout in footnotes. I also encourage you to take a look at our community input summaries. These texts show a further analysis of how all of the ideas you shared last year through online conversations, affiliate meetings, and strategy salons connect to recommendations. Many of the community notes and reports not footnoted in the core recommendations document are referenced here as evidence of the incredible convergence of ideas that have brought us this far.  

What Happens Now?

Affiliates, online communities, and other stakeholders have the next five weeks to discuss and share feedback on these recommendations. In particular, we’re hoping to better understand how you think they would impact our movement - what benefits and opportunities do you foresee for your affiliate, and why? What challenges or barriers would they pose for you? Your input at this stage is vital, and we’d like to warmly invite you to participate in this final discussion period.

We encourage volunteer discussion co-ordinators for facilitating these discussions in your local language community on-wiki, on social media, informal or formal meet ups, on-hangouts, IRC or the village pump of your project. Please collect a report from these channels or conversations and connect with me directly so that I can be sure your input is collected and used. Alternatively, you can also post the feedback on the meta talk pages of the respective recommendations.

After this five week period, the Core Team will publish a summary report of input from across affiliates, online communities, and other stakeholders for public review before the recommendations are finalized. You can view our updated timeline here as well as an updated FAQ section that addresses topics like the goal of this current period, the various components of the draft recommendations, and what’s next in more detail. 
Thank you again for taking the time to join us in community conversations, and we look forward to receiving your input. (Please help us by translating this message into your local language). Happy reading! RSharma (WMF) MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०३:०१, २१ जानेवारी २०२० (IST)[reply]

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[संपादन]

Hello

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Community Development team is seeking to learn more about the way volunteers learn and develop into the many different roles that exist in the movement. Our goal is to build a movement informed framework that provides shared clarity and outlines accessible pathways on how to grow and develop skills within the movement. To this end, we are looking to speak with you, our community to learn about your journey as a Wikimedia volunteer. Whether you joined yesterday or have been here from the very start, we want to hear about the many ways volunteers join and contribute to our movement.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Meta page. If you are interested in participating in the project, please complete this simple Google form. Although we may not be able to speak to everyone who expresses interest, we encourage you to complete this short form if you are interested in participating!

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) ००:३१, २३ जानेवारी २०२० (IST)[reply]

Improving the translation support for Marathi[संपादन]

Content translation has been successful in supporting the translation process on many Wikipedia communities, and we want to help additional wikis with potential to grow using translation as part of a new initiative.

Content translation facilitates the creation of Wikipedia articles by translating content from other languages. It has been used already to create more than half a million articles. In addition, the tool provides mechanisms to encourage the creation of good quality content, preventing the publication of lightly edited machine translations. In general, our analysis shows that the translations produced are less likely to be deleted than the articles started from scratch.

Marathi editors have used Content translation to create 80 articles during last year. Given the size of the editing community, we think that there is potential to use translation to create more articles, expand existing ones, and attract new editors that learn how to make productive edits. Translation can help the community to reduce the language gap with other languages and grow the number of editors in a sustainable way. In order to achieve this goal, we want to collaborate with you to make Content translation more visible in the Marathi Wikipedia and support new ways to translate.

As a first step, during the next weeks we plan to enable Content translation by default on Marathi Wikipedia. That will make it easy for users to discover the tool through several entry points. However, users not interested in translation will still be able to disable it from their preferences.

Please feel free to share any comment in this conversation thread.

Thanks! --Pginer-WMF (चर्चा) १४:१७, २८ जानेवारी २०२० (IST)[reply]

Hello everyone. We have enabled Content translation by default on Marathi Wikipedia this week.
Now it is easy for users to discover the tool through several entry points. However, users not interested in translation can disable it from their preferences.
We expect this will help translators to create more content of good quality in Marathi. We’ll be monitoring the statistics for Marathi as well as the list of articles created with the tool. Content translation provides quality control mechanisms to prevent the abuse of machine translation and the limits can be adjusted based on the needs of each community. Please, feel free to share your impressions about the content created and how the tool works for the community. This feedback is essential to improve the tool to better support your needs.
Thanks! --Pginer-WMF (चर्चा) १७:५५, ६ फेब्रुवारी २०२० (IST)[reply]

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[संपादन]

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You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) १९:४५, २६ फेब्रुवारी २०२० (IST)[reply]

The 2030 movement strategy recommendations are here![संपादन]

Greetings! We are pleased to inform that the 2030 movement strategy recommendations have been published on Meta-wiki. Over the last two years, our movement has worked tirelessly to produce these ideas to change our shared future. Many of you participated in the online conversations, hosted strategy salons, attended regional events, and connected with us in-person at Wikimania. These contributions were invaluable, and will help make our movement stronger for years to come. 

The finished set of 10 recommendations emphasizes many of our core values, such as equity, innovation, safety, and coordination, while tasking us jointly to turn this vision into a reality. These recommendations clarify and refine the previous version, which was published in January this year. They are at a high strategic level so that the ideas are flexible enough to be adapted to different global and local settings and will allow us to navigate future challenges. Along with the recommendations, we have outlined 10 underlying principles, a narrative of change, and a glossary of key terms for better context.

The recommendations are available in numerous languages, including Arabic, German, Hindi, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish for you to read and share widely. We encourage you to read the recommendations in your own time and at your own pace, either online or in a PDF. There are a couple of other formats for you to take a deeper dive if you wish, such as a one-page summary, slides, and office hours, all collected on Meta. If you would like to comment, you are welcome to do so on the Meta talk pages. However, please note that these are the final version of the recommendations. No further edits will be made. This final version of the recommendations embodies an aspiration for how the Wikimedia movement should continue to change in order to advance that direction and meet the Wikimedia vision in a changing world. 

In terms of next steps, our focus now shifts toward implementation. In light of the cancellation of the Wikimedia Summit, the Wikimedia Foundation is determining the best steps for moving forward through a series of virtual events over the coming months. We will also be hosting live office hours in the next coming few days, where you can join us to celebrate the Strategy and ask questions! Please stay tuned, and thank you once again for helping to drive our movement forward, together. RSharma (WMF)

[Small wiki toolkits – Indic workshop series 2020] Register now![संपादन]

Greetings, hope this message finds you all in the best of your health, and you are staying safe amid the ongoing crisis.

Firstly, to give you context, Small wiki toolkits (SWT) is an initiative to support small wiki communities, to learn and share technical and semi-technical skills to support, maintain, and grow. We are happy to inform you that the SWT group has planned a series of four online workshops for Indic Wikimedia community members during June & July 2020. These workshops have been specifically designed and curated for Indic communities, based on a survey conducted early this year. The four workshops planned in this regard are;

  • Understanding the technical challenges of Indic language wikis (by Birgit): Brainstorming about technical challenges faced by contributors to Indic language Wikimedia projects.
  • Writing user scripts & gadgets (by Jayprakash12345): Basics to intermediate-level training on writing user scripts (Javascript and jQuery fundamentals are prerequisites).
  • Using project management & bug reporting tool Phabricator (by Andre): Introduction to Phabricator, a tool used for project management and software bug reporting.
  • Writing Wikidata queries (by Mahir256): Introduction to the Wikidata Query Service, from writing simple queries to constructing complex visualizations of structured data.
You can read more about these workshops at: SWT Indic Workshop Series 2020/Workshops -- exact dates and timings will be informed later to selected participants.

Registration is open until 24 May 2020, and you can register yourself by visiting this page! These workshops will be quite helpful for Indic communities to expand their technical bandwidth, and further iterations will be conducted based on the response to the current series. Looking forward to your participation! If you have any questions, please contact us on the talk page here. MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:०८, १६ मे २०२० (IST)[reply]

Help us make Wikipedia better by participating in upcoming research activities[संपादन]

(I apologize for posting in English, please assist by translating this message if you're able. Thanks in advance for your help.)

Hi everyone,

Help us make Wikipedia better for you and your Wikipedia by participating in upcoming research activities. To learn more about this opportunity, answer a few quick questions and we’ll contact eligible participants to schedule a session time.

If you know other community members who may be interested, please share this message with them.

Thanks, and have a great day! EAsikingarmager (WMF) (चर्चा) २०:१८, २२ मे २०२० (IST)[reply]


This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information about privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos[संपादन]

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP)
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP)

This is to invite you to join the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) campaign to help improve Wikipedia articles with photos and win prizes. The campaign starts today 1st July 2020 and closes 31st August 2020.

The campaign primarily aims at using images from Wikimedia Commons on Wikipedia articles that are lacking images. Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

Please visit the campaign page to learn more about the WPWP Campaign.

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - १३:५४, १ जुलै २०२० (IST)

feel free to translate this message to your local language when this helps your community

Feedback on movement names[संपादन]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा if necessary. आपणास धन्यवाद!

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, ०१:१२, ३ जुलै २०२० (IST)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

GENTLE REMINDER: Project Tiger 2.0 - Feedback from writing contest editors and Hardware support recipients[संपादन]

tiger face
tiger face

Dear Wikimedians,

We hope this message finds you well.

We sincerely thank you for your participation in Project Tiger 2.0 and we want to inform you that almost all the processes such as prize distribution etc related to the contest have been completed now. As we indicated earlier, because of the ongoing pandemic, we were unsure and currently cannot conduct the on-ground community Project Tiger workshop.

We are at the last phase of this Project Tiger 2.0 and as a part of the online community consultation, we request you to spend some time to share your valuable feedback on the Project Tiger 2.0 writing contest feedback.

Please fill this form to share your feedback, suggestions or concerns so that we can improve the program further. The process of the writing contest will be ended on 20 July 2020.

Note: If you want to answer any of the descriptive questions in your native language, please feel free to do so.

The Writing Contest Jury Feedback form is going to close on 10 July 2020.

Thank you. Nitesh Gill (talk) 15:57, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[संपादन]

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) ०१:३६, १० जुलै २०२० (IST) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement [reply]

The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC): we want to hear from you.[संपादन]

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

Max Klemm (WMDE) १४:४३, ६ ऑगस्ट २०२० (IST)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[संपादन]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) १९:१८, २६ ऑगस्ट २०२० (IST)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Now Available (September 2020)[संपादन]


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up for new accounts and research materials on the Library Card platform:

Many other partnerships are listed on our partners page, including Adam Matthew, EBSCO, Gale and JSTOR.

A significant portion of our collection now no longer requires individual applications to access! Read more in our recent blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!
--The Wikipedia Library Team १५:१९, ३ सप्टेंबर २०२० (IST)

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


संभाषणात सहभागी होण्यासाठी आमंत्रण[संपादन]

सर्वांना नमस्कार. जागतिक आचारसंहितेचा (Universal Code of Conduct), जी विकिमिडिया फाऊंडेशन बोर्ड ऑफ ट्रस्टीज (Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees) ने या वर्षी पूर्वी बंधनकारक केली, तिचा एक मसूदा आपल्या आढाव्यासाठी आणि फीडबॅकसाठी शेअर करण्याबाबत आम्ही खूप उत्तेजित आहोत. आपल्यासाठी किंवा आपल्या कामासाठी मसूद्याचे कोणते भाग आव्हान सादर करतील हे UCoC मसूदा समिती (Drafting Committee) यांना जाणून घ्यायचे आहे. या मसूद्यात काय राहिले आहे? कृपया संभाषणात सामील व्हा आणि ज्या इतरांना सामील होण्यात रुची असेल त्यांनाही आमंत्रण द्या.

--AMtavangu (WMF) (चर्चा) ११:४४, १० सप्टेंबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Mahatma Gandhi edit-a-thon on 2 and 3 October 2020[संपादन]

Please feel free to translate the message.
Hello,
Hope this message finds you well. We want to inform you that CIS-A2K is going to organise a mini edit-a-thon for two days on 2 and 3 October 2020 during Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary. This is not related to a particular project rather participants can contribute to any Wikimedia project (such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote). The topic of the edit-a-thon is: Mahatma Gandhi and his works and contribution. Please participate in this event. For more information and details please visit the event page here. Thank you. — User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K) Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:५४, २८ सप्टेंबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Wiki of functions naming contest[संपादन]

०२:५२, ३० सप्टेंबर २०२० (IST)

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

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा.

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

आपणास धन्यवाद! Qgil-WMF (talk) २२:४७, ७ ऑक्टोबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

New Beta Feature next week[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा.

The Editing team is working on mw:Talk pages project/replying. The Reply tool is one result of the big mw:Talk pages consultation 2019. Editing is planning to offer the Reply tool to your community as a Beta Feature soon, probably on Wednesday, 14 October. The Reply tool has been used to make more than 25,000 comments at about 20 wikis so far.

The Editing team is particularly interested in learning how well this works for you, especially if you have trouble typing comments.

Here's what you need to know:

If you have questions or concerns about this Beta Feature, please contact me. Whatamidoing (WMF) (चर्चा) १०:००, १० ऑक्टोबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

You can test the Reply tool on this page: https://mr.wikipedia.org/wiki/विकिपीडिया:चावडी/प्रगती?dtenable=1 Whatamidoing (WMF) (चर्चा) १०:०१, १० ऑक्टोबर २०२० (IST)[reply]
The Beta Feature is available now in Special:Preferences. Whatamidoing (WMF) (चर्चा) २१:३८, १४ ऑक्टोबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Regional Call for South Asia - Oct. 30[संपादन]

Hi everyone. The time has come to put Movement Strategy into work and we need your help. We are inviting South Asian communities, Indian Wikimedians, and anyone else interested to join a region-focused conversation on Movement Strategy and implementation. Please join us on Friday Oct. 30 at 19.30 / 7:30 pm IST (Google Meet).

The purpose of the meeting is to get prepared for global conversations, to identify priorities for implementation in 2021, and to plan the following steps. There are 10 recommendations and they propose multiple 45 initiatives written over two years by many Wikimedians. It is now up to communities to decide which ones we should work on together in 2021, starting with local and regional conversations. Global meetings will take place later in November when we will discuss global coordination and resources. More information about the global events will be shared soon.

  • What is work you’re already doing that is aligned with Movement Strategy?
  • What are priorities for you in 2021?
  • What are things we should all work on globally?

We would not be able to grow and diversify as a movement if communities from South Asia are not meaningfully involved in implementing the recommendations. Join the conversation with your questions and ideas, or just come to say hi. See you on Friday October 30.

A translatable version of this message can be found on Meta.

MPourzaki (WMF) (talk) २२:५४, १९ ऑक्टोबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[संपादन]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) २२:४०, २१ ऑक्टोबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[संपादन]

०३:४०, ६ नोव्हेंबर २०२० (IST)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021[संपादन]

Please consider translating the message.

This event does not have a logo yet, you may help to create one.

Hello,

Hope this email finds you well. We want to inform you about Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021, an online wiki-event by A2K which is to be conducted from 19 – 21 February 2021 during the occasion of International Mother Language Day. Please see the event page here. also Please subscribe to the event-specific newsletter to get regular news and updates.

Get involved

  1. Please help in creating a logo for the event.
  2. This event has a "Request for Comments" portal, where we are seeking your opinion on different topics. Please consider sharing your expertise.
  3. We need help to translate a few messages to different Indian languages. Could you help?

Happy Diwali. --MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:१६, १४ नोव्हेंबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

२३:३९, २० नोव्हेंबर २०२० (IST)

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

WMWM 2021 Newsletter #1[संपादन]

Namaskar,

You are receiving this notification as you are one of the subscriber of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter. We are sharing with you the first newsletter featuring news, updates and plans related to the event. You can find our first issue here. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove yourself from here.

Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:२७, १ डिसेंबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon on 5-6 December 2020[संपादन]

Festive Season 2020 edit-a-thon is on 5 – 6 December 2020

Namaskara/Hello,

Hope you are doing well. On 5–6 December, A2K will conduct a mini edit-a-thon on the theme Festivals of India. This edit-a-thon is not restricted to a particular project and editors can contribute to any Wikimedia project on the theme. Please have a look at the event page, and please participate. Some tasks have been suggested, please feel free to expand the list.

Regards. Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १६:५९, २ डिसेंबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

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

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[संपादन]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

०६:२२, १५ डिसेंबर २०२० (IST)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #2[संपादन]

Hello,
The second edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have started a logistics assessment. The objective of the survey is to collect relevant information about the logistics of the Indian Wikimedia community members who are willing to participate in the event. Please spend a few minutes to fill this form.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page. --MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०७:१०, १७ डिसेंबर २०२० (IST)[reply]

Submission Open for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021[संपादन]

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

Hello,

We are excited to announce that submission for session proposals has been opened for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021, the upcoming online wiki-event which is to be conducted from 19 – 21 February 2021 during the occasion of International Mother Language Day. The submission will remain open until 24 January 2021.

You can submit your session proposals here -
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Wikimeet_India_2021/Submissions
Click here to Submit Your session proposals

A program team has been formed recently from highly experienced Wikimedia volunteers within and outside India. It is currently under the process of expansion to include more diversity in the team. The team will evaluate the submissions, accept, modify or reject them, design and finalise the program schedule by the end of January 2021. Details about the team will come soon.

We are sure that you will share some of your most inspiring stories and conduct some really exciting sessions during the event. Best of luck for your submissions!

Regards,
Jayanta
On behalf of WMWM India 2021

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #3[संपादन]

Hello,
Happy New Year! The third edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened proposals for session submissions. If you want to conduct a session during the event, you can propose it here before 24 Jamuary 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page. -- MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १४:२६, १ जानेवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Wikipedia 20th anniversary celebration edit-a-thon[संपादन]

Dear all,

We hope you are doing well. As you know, CIS-A2K is running a series of mini edit-a-thons. Two mini edit-a-thons has been completed successfully with your participation. On 15 January 2021, Wikipedia has its 20th birthday and we are celebrating this occasion by creating or developing articles regarding encyclopedias including Wikipedia. It has started today (9 January 2021) and will run till tomorrow (10 January 2021). We are requesting you to take part in it and provide some of your time. For more information, you can visit here. Happy editing. Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:54, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #4[संपादन]

Hello,
Happy New Year! The fourth edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened the registration for participation for this event. If you want to participate in the event, you can register yourself here before 16 February 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page.MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २१:४२, १७ जानेवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Understanding the technical challenges[संपादन]

Greetings, hope this message finds you all in the best of your health, and you are staying safe amid the ongoing crisis.

Firstly, to give you context, Small wiki toolkits (SWT) is an initiative to support small wiki communities, to learn and share technical and semi-technical skills to support, maintain, and grow. In India, a series of workshops were conducted last year, and they received good response. They are being continued this year, and the first session is: Understanding the technical challenges of wikis (by Birgit): Brainstorming about technical challenges faced by contributors contributing to language projects related to South Asia. The session is on 24 January 2021, at 18:00 to 19:30 (India time), 18:15 to 19:45 (Nepal time), and 18:30 to 20:00 pm (Bangladesh time).

You can register yourself by visiting this page! This discussion will be crucial to decide topics for future workshops. Community members are also welcome to suggest topics for future workshops anytime at https://w.wiki/t8Q. If you have any questions, please contact us on the talk page here. MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २२:०९, १९ जानेवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

आयुष्यात प्रेम हवंच असेल तर जगाचा सोस,स

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[संपादन]

Wikimania's logo.

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा. आपणास धन्यवाद!

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

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, २०:४६, २७ जानेवारी २०२१ (IST)

Project Grant Open Call[संपादन]

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

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

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

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

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsसाचा:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १३:३१, २८ जानेवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots workshops: Understanding community needs[संपादन]

Greetings, as you may be aware that as part of Small wiki toolkits - South Asia, we conduct a workshop every month on technical topics to help small wikis. In February, we are planning on organizing a workshop on the topic of bots. Bots are automated tools that carry out repetitive, tedious and mundane tasks. To help us structure the workshop, we would like understand the needs of the community in this regard. Please let us know any of

  • a) repetitive/mundane tasks that you generally do, especially for maintenance
  • b) tasks you think can be automated on your wiki.

Please let us your inputs on workshops talk page, before 7 February 2021. You can also let me know your inputs by emailing me or pinging me here in this section. Please note that you do not need to have any programming knowledge for this workshop or to give input. Regards, KCVelaga १९:१५, २८ जानेवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)[संपादन]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

The Wikipedia Library is announcing new free, full-access, accounts to reliable sources as part of our research access program. You can sign up to access research materials on the Library Card platform:

  • Taxmann – Taxation and law database
  • PNAS – Official journal of the National Academy of Sciences
  • EBSCO – New Arabic and Spanish language databases added

We have a wide array of other collections available, and a significant number now no longer require individual applications to access! Read more in our blog post.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!

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

--१८:२७, १ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)

Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrow[संपादन]

(sorry for posting in English)

Dear Wikimedians,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. Below you will find the problem statement and various ideas from the Board to address it. We are offering multiple channels for questions and feedback. With the help of a team of community facilitators, we are organizing multiple conversations with multiple groups in multiple languages.

During this call for feedback we publish weekly reports and we draft the final report that will be delivered to the Board. With the help of this report, the Board will approve the next steps to organize the selection of six community seats in the upcoming months. Three of these seats are due for renewal and three are new, recently approved.

Participate in this call for feedback and help us form a more diverse and better performing Board of Trustees!

Problems: While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. This problem was identified in the Board’s 2019 governance review, along with recommendations for how to address it.

To solve the problem of capacity, we have agreed to increase the Board size to a maximum of 16 trustees (it was 10). Regarding performance and diversity, we have approved criteria to evaluate new Board candidates. What is missing is a process to promote community candidates that represent the diversity of our movement and have the skills and experience to perform well on the Board of a complex global organization.

Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. Meanwhile, our movement has grown larger and more complex, our technical and strategic needs have increased, and we have new and more difficult policy challenges around the globe. As well, our Movement Strategy recommendations urge us to increase our diversity and promote perspectives from other regions and other social backgrounds.

In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. What process can we all design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

Ideas: The Board has discussed several ideas to overcome the problems mentioned above. Some of these ideas could be taken and combined, and some discarded. Other ideas coming from the call for feedback could be considered as well. The ideas are:

  • Ranked voting system. Complete the move to a single transferable vote system, already used to appoint affiliate-selected seats, which is designed to best capture voters’ preferences.
  • Quotas. Explore the possibility of introducing quotas to ensure certain types of diversity in the Board (details about these quotas to be discussed in this call for feedback).
  • Call for types of skills and experiences. When the Board makes a new call for candidates, they would specify types of skills and experiences especially sought.
  • Vetting of candidates. Potential candidates would be assessed using the Trustee Evaluation Form and would be confirmed or not as eligible candidates.
  • Board-delegated selection committee. The community would nominate candidates that this committee would assess and rank using the Trustee Evaluation Form. This committee would have community elected members and Board appointed members.
  • Community-elected selection committee. The community would directly elect the committee members. The committee would assess and rank candidates using the Trustee Evaluation Form.
  • Election of confirmed candidates. The community would vote for community nominated candidates that have been assessed and ranked using the Trustee Evaluation Form. The Board would appoint the most voted candidates.
  • Direct appointment of confirmed candidates. After the selection committee produces a ranked list of community nominated candidates, the Board would appoint the top-ranked candidates directly.

Call for feedback: The call for feedback runs from February 1 until the end of March 14. We are looking for a broad representation of opinions. We are interested in the reasoning and the feelings behind your opinions. In a conversation like this one, details are important. We want to support good conversations where everyone can share and learn from others. We want to hear from those who understand Wikimedia governance well and are already active in movement conversations. We also want to hear from people who do not usually contribute to discussions. Especially those who are active in their own roles, topics, languages or regions, but usually not in, say, a call for feedback on Meta.

You can participate by joining the Telegram chat group, and giving feedback on any of the talk pages on Meta-Wiki. We are welcoming the organisation of conversations in any language and in any channel. If you want us to organize a conversation or a meeting for your wiki project or your affiliate, please write to me. I will also reach out to communities and affiliates to soon have focused group discussions.

An office hour is also happening tomorrow at 12 pm (UTC) to discuss this topic. Access link will be available 15 minutes before the scheduled time (please watch the office hour page for the link, and I will also share on mailing lists). In case you are not able to make it, please don't worry, there will be more discussions and meetings in the next few weeks.

Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) २२:००, १ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #5[संपादन]

Hello,
Greetings!! The fifth edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened the registration for participation for this event. If you want to participate in the event, you can register yourself here before 16 February 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page.
MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:१९, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #5[संपादन]

Hello,
Greetings!! The fifth edition of Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 newsletter has been published. We have opened the registration for participation for this event. If you want to participate in the event, you can register yourself here before 16 February 2021.

There are other stories. Please read the full newsletter here.

To subscribe or unsubscribe the newsletter, please visit this page.
MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) २३:२३, ३ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

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

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) १८:५५, ६ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 March[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Greetings!

You are invited to participate in Feminism and Folklore writing contest. This year Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's biographies and gender-focused topics for the project in league with Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus with folk culture theme on Wikipedia. folk activities, folk games, folk cuisine, folk wear, fairy tales, folk plays, folk arts, folk religion, mythology, etc.

You can help us in enriching the folklore documentation on Wikipedia from your region by creating or improving articles centered 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 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. Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore team,

Joy Agyepong (talk) ०८:१०, १६ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[संपादन]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the second workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "bots", and we will be learning how to perform tasks on wiki by running automated scripts, about Pywikibot and how it can be used to help with repetitive processes and editing, and the Pywikibot community, learning resources and community venues. Please note that you do not need any technical experience to attend the workshop, only some experience contributing to Wikimedia projects is enough.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

Please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/yYg.

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, १५:४१, १८ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)

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

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,
--Martin Urbanec (talk) १९:४२, १८ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Wikifunctions logo contest[संपादन]

०७:१७, २ मार्च २०२१ (IST)

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions[संपादन]

As a result of the first three weeks of the call for feedback on WMF Community Board seats, three topics turned out to be the focus of the discussion. Additionally, a new idea has been introduced by a community member recently: Candidates resources. We would like to pursue these focus topics and the new idea appropriately, discussing them in depth and collecting new ideas and fresh approaches by running four panels in the next week. Every panel includes four members from the movement covering many regions, backgrounds and experiences, along with a trustee of the Board. Every panel will last 45 minutes, followed by a 45-minute open mic discussion, where everyone’s free to ask questions or to contribute to the further development of the panel's topics.

To counter spamming, the meeting link will be updated on the Meta-Wiki pages and also on the Telegram announcements channel, 15 minutes before the official start.

Let me know if you have any questions, KCVelaga (WMF), १४:०६, १० मार्च २०२१ (IST)[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" - 27 March[संपादन]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we are happy to announce the third workshop of this year. The workshop will be on "Debugging/fixing template errors", and we will learn how to address the common template errors on wikis (related but not limited to importing templates, translating them, Lua, etc.).

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, १२:३१, १६ मार्च २०२१ (IST)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[संपादन]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[संपादन]

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

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

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[संपादन]

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

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

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

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

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

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) ०३:३०, ६ एप्रिल २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[संपादन]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) २०:३९, १२ एप्रिल २०२१ (IST)[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Designing responsive main pages" - 30 April (Friday)[संपादन]

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we would like to announce the third workshop of this year on “Designing responsive main pages”. The workshop will take place on 30 April (Friday). During this workshop, we will learn to design main pages of a wiki to be responsive. This will allow the pages to be mobile-friendly, by adjusting the width and the height according to various screen sizes. Participants are expected to have a good understanding of Wikitext/markup and optionally basic CSS.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page at https://w.wiki/3CGv.

Note: We are providing modest internet stipends to attend the workshops, for those who need and wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. More information on this can be found on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, २१:२१, १९ एप्रिल २०२१ (IST)

Does Marathi Wikipedia want to be among the first wikis to get previews for references?[संपादन]

[Sorry, for writing in English. It would be great if you could add a translation.]

Reference Previews and Page Previews next to each other.

In the near future, editors and readers can get pop-ups for references in the same style as Page Previews: The feature called Reference Previews will soon be deployed to a first group of wikis as a default feature. Reference Previews show you a reference in a small pop-up when you hover over the reference number in square brackets. This way, you can look up a reference without jumping down to the bottom of the page. More than 2,600 people on mr.wikipedia are currently testing Reference Previews as a beta feature. After many months of testing, bug fixing and other improvements, the feature will soon be enabled as a default feature on German, Arabic and Hebrew Wikipedia, probably on May 5.

Would Marathi Wikipedia also want to get the feature early? We were thinking it would be a good candidate because on Marathi Wikipedia, there is no default gadget for previewing references yet. (Here’s a link to translatewiki, where the interface of the feature can be translated).

If you want to know more about the feature, please have a look at the project page or write me a message on my talk page. We would be very happy to have Marathi Wikipedia on board! -- For the Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Germany, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) १४:४८, २१ एप्रिल २०२१ (IST)[reply]

On behalf of w:mr, I have expressed interest in enabling this features early.
ही सोय इतर विकिपीडियांच्या आधी मराठी विकिपीडियावर उपलब्ध करण्यासाठी मी मराठी विकिपीडियाच्या वतीने विनंती केली आहे.
अभय नातू (चर्चा) २१:३२, २१ एप्रिल २०२१ (IST)[reply]
@अभय नातू: Hello! The deployment of the Reference Preview feature on some Wikis, including Marathi Wikipedia, on this Wednesday, the 5th of May is now approaching. However, many interface texts for the feature that are necessary for an understandable and friendly usability are not yet translated here. A timely translation before the envisaged deployment date seems unlikely to be possible. Should the feature still be deployed on May 5th with some text elements in English? Alternatively, the deployment could take place when the translation is complete, or later in the year when it will be enabled on all wikis. Your feedback is very much appreciated. -- For the Technical Wishes Team at Wikimedia Germany, Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (चर्चा) २२:१४, ३ मे २०२१ (IST)[reply]
@Timur Vorkul (WMDE):,
It is fine to deploy with English (untranslated interface text) on May 5th. I Will be translating some of the text and also put out a call to other voluteers to do the same.
Thanks,
अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०७:५९, ६ मे २०२१ (IST)[reply]
@अभय नातू: Thank you for the feedback! To be extra sure with the translations the deployment has not happened yet. I am very sorry for the inconvenience. The deployment will now take place within the next week (Phabricator Ticket). We will get back to you soon with a more specific date. -- Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (talk)
@अभय नातू: The Reference Previews feature is now deployed. If you have any feedback, feel free to leave it on the talk page. Thank you very much for being on board! -- Timur Vorkul (WMDE) (talk)

@Timur Vorkul (WMDE):, Thank you. -- अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०४:५७, १२ मे २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Suggested Values[संपादन]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) १९:३८, २२ एप्रिल २०२१ (IST)[reply]

Invitation for Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021[