माथाळो ज़ोड
Wiktionary कडल्यान

Ho zaun asa Wiktionaricho Tintto! Hangasor akhea somudaien Wiktionary vixim bhasabhas korunk zata.

हो जावन आसा विक्शनरीचो तिंटो! हांगासर आख्या समुदायेन विक्शनरी विशीं भासाभास करुंक जाता।

Thanks for setting this up[बदल]

Thanks to @The Discoverer for setting up this Tinto here on the Konkani Wiktionary, a project some of us would like to see take wings. --Fredericknoronha (talk) 11:28, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Why we need to be discussing here[बदल]

Over the past 2-3 days, some of us interested in setting up a Konkani Wiktionary have set up a small WhatsApp group, and have been discussing issue there. While WhatsApp might be a useful way to stay in touch, discuss while on the go, and brainstorm, as a fora it also has certain limitations. @The Discoverer has rightly pointed out in a WhatsApp post: "If we take any decision here [on WhatsApp], people from Wikimedia can't see that there has been a discussion process behind it. Secondly, they don't know how active the community is if we keep discussing here. So can we continue to have some informal chatter here [on WhatsApp], but let the Tinto be the mainstay, specially for important discussions?" Just sharing this point of view, and saying I agree with it fully. Guys, if you're serious about a Konkani Wiktionary, please come here often and post your comments. PS: Currently, there are 13 participants on the WhatsApp group, which was founded among those who showed an interest in such technical and Wiktionary-related issues -- Fr Luis, Isidore Dantas 1, The Discoverer, Ananth, Animesh, Darshan and me (Fredericknoronha). --Fredericknoronha (talk) 11:40, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Update of what was discussed[बदल]

This is a kind of summary (may not be comprehensive, or fully accurate) of what was discussed on the WhatsApp group so far:

  • The focus of the group is to discuss Konkani Wiktionary issues. Only on-topic, only polite discussions pls:: @Fredericknoronha
  • Some discussions on which platform could help -- Wiktionary, WordNet, WordWeb or Ding :: Multiple discussants
  • Proposed to start with Konkani Wiktionary in the incubator. :: @The Discoverer
  • Konkani Wiktionary Test wiki info page created by @The Discoverer :: http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wt/gom
  • Darshan, Fr Luis, Isidore, Fredericknoronha and The Discoverer added as community members. And @Banduji.
  • Simple main page created by @The Discoverer. https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Tinto
  • Requirements to launch Wiktionary: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Language_proposal_policy :: @The Discoverer
  • Please express your support here: https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/Wiktionary_Konkani
  • MediaWiki core messages need translation: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Manual
  • At present, only 18% of Mediawiki-core is is translated into Konkani.
  • Request to Isidore Dantas1 to help with http://translatewiki.net and Konkani there
  • Specimen of a short entry:Antenatal
  • Discussion over language use, whether English-to-Konkani entries okay.
  • See examples from other Wiktionaries (for the layout of pages): Usually, the first is a definition of the word in the language of a particular Wiktionary, and below is the translation in other languages. I think sometimes they also have example sentences. They also give references. (Update: See below section regarding entry layout) --The Discoverer.
  • Example of a Wiktionary page: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Konkani (with meanings, synonyms, etc)
  • Let's get moving. If we have 10 volunteers offering to input 10 words a day, we could be on track. Then, the language experts could correct and improve those words. (I'm seeing an opportunity in copyright-expired dictionaries and Creative Common-ed dictionaries, like Isidore's.) At the same time, we can ask Isidore and others to translate the tech strings awaiting translation at the site mentioned above. ::Fredericknoronha
  • Need to standardise page structure (entry layout). To avoid the need to rework later.
  • Requirements for a Konkani Wiktionary listed here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new-languages/Wiktionary_Konkani
  • Suggested with start with smaller, do-able goals: 10 volunteers each pledging to do 10 words a day. Maybe an initial target of a basic, 3000-word Wiktionary.
  • Need to have discussions on the Wiktionary Tinto (for openness, and record). See above.
  • Statistics for the Konkani Wiktionary (under incubation) are as follows https://tools.wmflabs.org/meta/catanalysis/index.php?cat=0&title=wt/gom&wiki=incubatorwiki --Fredericknoronha (talk) 12:19, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Strot / Sources[बदल]

We are fortunate to have some free sources available for the Konkani Wiktionary. I have listed some sources that we can use at the following location: Wiktionary:Strot. Please go through them, make use of them and add any other sources that you know of. The Discoverer (talk) 12:39, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Name for the Konkani Wiktionary[बदल]

We have to select a name for the Konkani Wiktionary. Some options that I would throw in are: Wiktionary, Wikxonar, Wiki-utravoll, Wikixobdkox. Please give your opinions. The Discoverer (talk) 16:46, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

I am with wikixobdkox Konknni mogi 24 (talk)

Entry layout[बदल]

Please go through the Entry Layout guide of the English Wiktionary and try to imbibe the main principles when creating entries in the Konkani Wiktionary. In particular see the section 'A very simple example' to understand the basics.

I suggest that as a bare minimum we use level 2 headings (two equal signs) to mark sections for each language we are giving the meaning in. Also, please place your entry either in Category:Konknni utram or Category:Inglez utram.

I have tried to implement the above for two entries: Dhatu and Diploma.

The Discoverer (talk) 20:37, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

I have created an entry layout guide for the Konkani Wiktionary. Please feel free to suggest improvements. The Discoverer (talk) 21:17, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Feedback about the Konkani Wiktionary[बदल]

I had requested the Language Committee to evaluate the Konkani Wiktionary project, and we have received feedback from a member of the committee. You can read the conversation here.

The main points highlighted for improvement are as follows:

  1. Interface translation on TranslateWiki.net has to be done. I will try to coordinate with Isidore, Fr. Luis and others for this.
  2. For several entries, we have only provided translations from Konkani to English or English to Konkani. He says "the first purpose is not to be a Konkani-English or Konkani-Portuguese dictionary, but to be a Konkani dictionary." That means that for every entry, we have to write a small description in Konkani.
  3. Entries for non-Konkani words should contain a small description in Konkani, and a link to the Konkani word, but not much other content. Other related content should be on the entry for the Konkani word.
  4. At the moment, the number of pages in the Wiktionary is small.
  5. The proportion of Devanagari entries is small at the moment.
  6. We need to involve more contributors and grow the community. The member commented that: "Right now, this is mostly your show, and LangCom is reluctant to approve projects that seem like one-person creations."
    • We will try to have one or more workshops for the Wiktionary in Goa in May; this could help us to address points 4, 5 and 6 above.
  7. We also need to try to improve the quality of our entries. For example, we should have references for our entries.

Whenever you create entries, please try to keep the above points in mind.

The Discoverer (talk) 19:14, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Wiktionary Workshop Held at St. Xavier's College[बदल]

Today ( 16 th May 2019) Wiktionary workshop was held at St. Xavier's College Mapusa Goa. The resource person for the workshop was The Discoverer. Special invitee for the workshop was Hariet for Mangalore. Altogether 9 persons attended the workshop.--Konknni mogi 24 (talk) 14:34, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Konkani Wiktionary Excel form[बदल]

We have created a Microsoft Excel form that helps to easily generate entries for the Konkani Wiktionary with the proper Wiki-markup formatting. If you would like to have this file, please ask me or another of the regular contributors to the Konkani Wiktionary. The Discoverer (talk) 05:38, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

Wiktionary meeting held at St. Xavier's College, Mapusa[बदल]

A Konkani Wiktionary meet-up was held at St. Xavier's College, Mapusa, Goa at 4pm on 7 Dec 2019. All the members of the meta:Wikipedians of Goa User Group were invited via the WhatsApp group.

The attendees at the meeting were: Konknni mogi 24, Melissa Simoes, John Noronha, Fredericknoronha and The Discoverer

  • The present status of the Konkani Wiktionary and Wikipedia were discussed.
  • The continuous and ongoing contributions of Isidore Dantas1 on the Wiktionary and Darshan kandolkar on the Wikipedia were highlighted.
  • One of the points that came out of this discussion was that the aim should be not just to get the Wiktionary approved, but rather to build a community of contributors so that the project will sustain in the long term.
  • The attendees appreciated the work of new editors, especially SerTanmay on Goa-related topics on the English Wikipedia.
  • The attendees agreed to try to each do 11 edits per month on the Wiktionary.
  • The comments from the Wikimedia Language Committee review of the Wiktionary project in November 2019 were presented. The committee member had expressed satisfaction about the activity level but pointed out that we are lagging in the interface translation, which is also mandatory in order for the Wiktionary to be approved.
  • Konknni mogi 24, Melissa Simoes and John Noronha volunteered to work on the interface translation. It was decided to start with the transliteration of the strings that are already available in Romi into Devanagari.
  • The process of interface translation on translatewiki.net was demonstrated.
  • Konknni mogi 24 highlighted the importance of reviewing the interface translation work by each other.
  • In relation to the activity of translation of the software interface, the difficulties faced in translating computer terminology and the possibility of building a standard list of Konkani words for computer terms was discussed.
  • The possibility of introducing Wiki editing into university and college curriculum was discussed, which could help in having more activity on the Wiktionary and Wikipedia.
  • The working of the Wiktionary and the methods to create entries was demonstrated.
  • It was suggested that the Konkani Wiktionary new entry Excel form could be improved by adding a field for the references.
  • It was decided to try to hold the next meeting around 21-23 December. The attendees will work on creating entries and translating the interface in the meantime and then share their experiences in the next meeting.

The Discoverer (talk) 17:08, 9 December 2019 (UTC)

Help page for interface translation[बदल]

We had an informal meet up at St. Xavier's College on the morning of 30 December 2019. Konknni mogi 24, John Noronha, Darshan kandolkar and The Discoverer were present. This was like a follow-up to the previous meeting held in December, and we mainly spent time clearing queries and discussing about creating entries in the Wiktionary, the entry layout, and doing interface translations in translatewiki.net .

We decided that going ahead, we will keep the section titles of the entries in both, Romi and Devanagari so that all the entries will be accessible to more people. Konknni mogi 24 suggested that we can add audio files to the entries.

We also resolved to work on interface message translations in Devanagari Konkani of the 'Mediawiki Core' message group. In order to facilitate this, a help page to explain the process has been created:

आदार:Interface translation

Do go through this page, and suggest improvements if required, or if any additional explanation is needed. I have added a link to this page on the Konkani Wiktionary main page.

The Discoverer (talk) 18:31, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

When we met at St. Xavier's College on 30 December, we had decided that we will keep the section titles in both, Romi and Devanagari. However, after further discussions with Isidore Dantas and Konknni mogi 24, we came to the conclusion that it is best to keep the section titles in only one script, and that will be the script of the page title. Accordingly, we have created a new Excel form. This form works just the same as the previous form, the only difference is that there are tabs at the top of the form where you can choose either Romi or Devanagari, and then the form saves the text with headings in the respective script. If you would like to have this file, please ask me or another of the regular contributors to the Konkani Wiktionary. The Discoverer (talk) 15:03, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

Site settings discussion[बदल]

Good news! The Wikimedia Language Committee has released a notification that they intend to approve the Konkani Wiktionary project.

Before the site can be created, we, the Konkani Wiktionary community need to discuss and decide on some site settings. Please visit this page and provide your feedback on the page: Wiktionary:Initial site settings discussion . The Discoverer (talk) 16:05, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

All content imported[बदल]

@Isidore Dantas1 प्रणिता रेडकर Marlena fernandes The Discoverer Pooja d naik Shefali salgaonkar Sailee dessai Kajal Parsekar PRATIKSHA PARAB Arantxa Noronha Konknni mogi 24 QW90

Hello, all Konkani Wiktionary contributors, and welcome to the newly-created Konkani Wiktionary! I have imported all content here from the Incubator now, so you can start contributing here now. Be aware that a few software things aren't totally in place yet, so for a few days the visual editor will not work, so you have to edit in source mode for now. As a new wiki importer I have certain administrator permissions temporarily, so if you need help with e.g. deleting pages or something, I can help with that. If there is something urgent, you can always ask in the #wikimedia-stewards channel on IRC. Do let me know if you have any questions or requests, and I'll try to help as best I can! Jon Harald Søby (उलयात) 16:40, 21 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab

Thank you for your work, Jon Harald Søby :) . I took a quick look around, and I came across only one page that has been missed to import: incubator:Help:Wt/gom/Interface_translation.
You mentioned that Visual Editor will not work, but at the moment that's the default editing mode, and it's working :D . The first thing I had to do was to go to preferences and enable the Wiktext Editor tab. Since most of us in the Konkani Wikipedia editing community usually use Wikitext Editing, would it be possible for you to change the settings for everyone so that both, the Visual Editor and WikiText Editor tabs are enabled by default? Thanks once again! The Discoverer (उलयात) 00:52, 22 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab
@The Discoverer When I try to visually edit an existing page, the page is blank in visual editor. Are pages not blank for you? For creating new pages it should work, but for editing existing pages it will take some days before the content will appear.
As for enabling both tabs, that is easy to fix in the software, but we need consensus first. Could you please create a section about it on this page? After about a week has passed and there is consensus, the change can be made.
And the missing page has been imported now: आदार:Interface translation. Jon Harald Søby (उलयात) 21:57, 22 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab
Thanks for importing the page, Jon Harald Søby. You are right, the pages are blank in Visual Editor.. I didn't notice that. I have created a section below asking for feedback regarding the request for both tabs.
There was one odd thing I noticed, the main page has an interlanguage link (the link at the bottom in the sidebar) to aa.wiktionary.org . I haven't been able to figure out where that is coming from. Perhaps it will disappear once the database and all the Wikidata settings are sorted out?
Regards, The Discoverer (uloi) 22:24, 22 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab
Hello Jon Harald Søby, there are a few things that seem to be not working properly with regards to the Konkani Wiktionary. Could you please take a look?
  1. The main page has an interlanguage link (the link at the bottom in the sidebar) to aa.wiktionary.org .
  2. The page statistics are all zero.
  3. I now have temporary admin privileges on the Konkani Wiktionary, but when I go to Special:Import, it says that 'No wikis from which to import have been defined and direct history uploads are disabled.'
The Discoverer (uloi) 12:55, 1 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
Hi The Discoverer!
The first issue is weird indeed, I don't know why that one link is there. All new wikis usually use the aa wiki as a template (so new Wikipedias use aa.wikipedia, new Wiktionaries use aa.wiktionary), but I don't know where the actual link is coming from – it doesn't seem to be in the source of the page nor in any Wikidata item. However, I'm fairly certain that this will resolve itself once Wikidata support is enabled (follow progress in Phabricator), which should happen some time next week unless something unforeseen happens.
The second issue (Special:Statistics) seems to have resolved itself.
The fifth issue is indeed because no import sources are defined. I suggest you start a new section here asking to be able to import from e.g. the Konkani Wikipedia, from Incubator, from the English Wiktionary or whichever wikis you feel a need to import from, then we can enable that in the settings once a consensus has been reached. As usual, please let me know if you need any help! :-) Jon Harald Søby (उलयात) 16:25, 1 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab

Thank you for your reply, Jon Harald Søby

  • It's surprising that the Statistics page which was not working a few hours ago is working now.. perhaps it was waiting for you to visit it :)
  • Regarding importing, I may be wrong, but on the Konkani Wikipedia, by default we were able to import from all the Wikimedia wikis. Nevertheless, I have opened a section below asking to be able to import from certain wikis.
  • There is another issue that is not specific to the Konkani Wiktionary, but affects the Konkani Wiktionary as well: [1] . Do you have any idea why this is happening?
  • Regarding my earlier request to enable both editing tabs for everyone, I think we can hold it for now, because the feedback from the community members is that once they switch to the Wikitext editing mode, from the next time onwards, they automatically go to Wikitext mode, so as it is a one-time thing, perhaps we don't need to enable both tabs for everyone.

The Discoverer (uloi) 16:52, 1 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab

For importing it is common that only a few select wikis are chosen as potential import sources. You can see the import source configurations for various wikis here, under wgImportSources.
I replied to the rights log question where you asked it, so others who would see the question can see the answer as well. :-)
👍 for the editing tabs. Jon Harald Søby (उलयात) 18:37, 1 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
Thanks for the replies, Jon Harald Søby . I was wrong regarding the Konkani Wikipedia. InitialiseSettings.php has the task ID mentioned for gomwiki, and using that, I was able to trace back to the community discussion in gomwiki: [2] . The Discoverer (uloi) 18:50, 1 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
All Wikimedia wikis have their statistics reinitialized (recounted) twice a month, on the 1st and 15th. This wiki was just counted for the first time early in the morning of 1 June (between 05:00 and 06:00 UTC, if I'm not mistaken). - dcljr (उलयात) 06:10, 2 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
Hello Jon Harald Søby, it has been a week since I opened the section below about enabling imports from certain wikis. Could it be enabled now? Should I create a task in Phabricator? The Discoverer (uloi) 12:31, 8 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
Pinging Jon Harald Søby regarding enabling imports. The Discoverer (uloi) 19:12, 9 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
I have created a task in Phabricator for configuring the import sources. The Discoverer (uloi) 11:52, 11 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
Thanks for configuring the import, Jon Harald Søby.
Visual Editor is still not working properly. Is it normal to take so long?
The Discoverer (uloi) 13:45, 23 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
@The Discoverer, my pleasure! No, it shouldn't have taken this long. I asked the person who did it for the Awadhi Wikipedia to take a look at the same task for this wiki (phab:T253226). Jon Harald Søby (उलयात) 14:09, 23 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab

Request for temporary adminship[बदल]

I would like to request for temporary adminship for 6 months, including interface administrator access, in order to perform various housekeeping tasks and to set up and import templates necessary for this new wiki. Please mention your support / objections if any below. The Discoverer (उलयात) 19:02, 22 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab

Enabling both, Visual Editor and Wikitext editing tabs by default everyone[बदल]

On this new site, clicking on 'बदल' / 'Bodol' opens the Visual Editor by default. I have requested for both, the Visual Editor, and the Wikitext editor ('मूल बदल' / 'Mull bodol') tabs to be shown by everyone by default. Please give us your opinion on this.

Note that even if it is not enabled for everyone by default, you can change this setting at any time for yourself in the preferences (Posonteo -> Editing -> Editing mode , पसंत्यो -> संपादन -> सम्पादन तरीका).

The Discoverer (uloi) 22:12, 22 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab

For a few days, until everything is configured properly, the page will be blank while using the Visual Editor. In that case, you can switch to the Wikitext editor by clicking on the pencil icon in the upper right corner of the editing window and then selecting 'Source editing'. The Discoverer (uloi) 22:31, 22 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab

Requesting for deployment of new talk page tools on the Konkani Wiktionary[बदल]

We had discussed in the past about the different options available for discussion pages. I am requesting for new talk page tools (mainly the reply button) to be implemented in the Konkani Wiktionary. Please give your opinion / objections, if any, below. The Discoverer (uloi) 13:44, 23 मे 2020 (IST)Zobab

Discussion tools have been enabled on the Konkani Wiktionary (see Phabricator task). You can enable it in preferences (Posonteo > Beta sovloti > Discussion tools). I have proposed to have it enabled for all users by default, instead of individual users having to enable it manually. Kindly provide your opinion on this proposal. The Discoverer (uloi) 12:19, 10 फेब्रुवारी 2021 (IST)Zobab
Support Support - I support to enable discussion tools to all users by default, provided that they have the choice to opt out. AVSmalnad77 ಉಲ್ಲೇಯಾಂ 13:15, 10 फेब्रुवारी 2021 (IST)Zobab

Requesting for ability to import pages, templates, etc.[बदल]

I wish to request permission to import pages, templates, etc. from other Wiktionaries / Wikis into the Konkani Wiktionary. Please give your opinion below. Following are the wikis from which I am requesting permission to import from:

  • Konkani Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia Incubator
  • English Wikipedia
  • English Wiktionary
  • Portuguese Wiktionary
  • French Wiktionary

The Discoverer (uloi) 16:39, 1 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab

I have created a task in Phabricator for this. The Discoverer (uloi) 11:52, 11 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
@The Discoverer Sorry, forgot to reply above. I'll file a patch to add this now! Jon Harald Søby (उलयात) 15:00, 11 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab
Tusen takk, Jon Harald Søby :) The Discoverer (uloi) 15:17, 11 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab

Removed section titles in both scripts[बदल]

We had decided to move to keeping the section headings in only one script. Accordingly, I have replaced all multi-script section headings in all entries with single-script headings using the tool AutoWikiBrowser (AWB). The Discoverer (uloi) 23:34, 19 जून 2020 (IST)Zobab

Alternative of ShortURL extension[बदल]

Hi, I am Jay Prakash from meta:Indic-TechCom. First of all congratulation on your new project. I have seen that this community requested for ShortURL extension. But it was declined by the developer. So Indic-TechCom developed an alternative of ShortURL. See meta:Indic-TechCom/Tools/ShortUrlLink. You can install this user script for a Short URL. If you need any technical regarding Extention/Gadget help then ping me. Thank you--Jayprakash12345 (उलयात) 00:31, 6 जुलय 2020 (IST)Zobab

Thanks, Jayprakash12345. I have added it. Later, when the code stabilises on Meta, I think I will convert it into a local gadget so that it can be localised into Konkani. The Discoverer (uloi) 16:00, 6 जुलय 2020 (IST)Zobab

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

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 19:15, 28 जानेवारी 2021 (IST)Zobab

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

(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) 22:00, 1 फेब्रुवारी 2021 (IST)Zobab

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![बदल]

Please help translate to your language

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 (उलयात) 18:55, 6 फेब्रुवारी 2021 (IST)Zobab

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

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, 15:41, 18 फेब्रुवारी 2021 (IST)

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

Please help translate to your language

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, Wiktionary 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) 19:42, 18 फेब्रुवारी 2021 (IST)Zobab

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions[बदल]

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), 14:06, 10 मार्च 2021 (IST)Zobab

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

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, 12:31, 16 मार्च 2021 (IST)

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

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, 21:21, 19 एप्रील 2021 (IST)

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections[बदल]

Hello all,

Based on an extensive call for feedback earlier this year, the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the plan for the 2021 Board elections. Apart from improving the technicalities of the process, the Board is also keen on improving active participation from communities in the election process. During the last elections, Voter turnout in prior elections was about 10% globally. It was better in communities with volunteer election support. Some of those communities reached over 20% voter turnout. We know we can get more voters to help assess and promote the best candidates, but to do that, we need your help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Election Volunteers. Election Volunteers should have a good understanding of their communities. The facilitation team sees Election Volunteers as doing the following:

  • Promote the election and related calls to action in community channels.
  • With the support from facilitators, organize discussions about the election in their communities.
  • Translate “a few” messages for their communities

Check out more details about Election Volunteers and add your name next to the community you will support in this table. We aim to have at least one Election Volunteer, even better if there are two or more sharing the work. If you have any queries, please ping me under this message or email me. Regards, KCVelaga (WMF) 10:51, 12 मे 2021 (IST)Zobab

Candidates from South Asia for 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections[बदल]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may be aware, the Wikimedia Foundation has started elections for community seats on the Board of Trustees. While previously there were three community seats on the Board, with the expansion of the Board to sixteen seats last year, community seats have been increased to eight, four of which are up for election this year.

In the last fifteen years of the Board's history, there were only a few candidates from the South Asian region who participated in the elections, and hardly anyone from the community had a chance to serve on the Board. While there are several reasons for this, this time, the Board and WMF are very keen on encouraging and providing support to potential candidates from historically underrepresented regions. This is a good chance to change the historical problem of representation from the South Asian region in high-level governance structures.

Ten days after the call for candidates began, there aren't any candidates from South Asia yet, there are still 10 days left! I would like to ask community members to encourage other community members, whom you think would be potential candidates for the Board. While the final decision is completely up to the person, it can be helpful to make sure that they are aware of the election and the call for candidates.

Let me know if you need any information or support.

Thank you, KCVelaga (WMF) 15:33, 19 जून 2021 (IST)Zobab

[Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021] Candidates meet with South Asia + ESEAP communities[बदल]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, the 2021 Board of Trustees elections are from 4 August 2021 to 17 August 2021. Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.

After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 20 candidates for the 2021 election. This event is for community members of South Asian and ESEAP communities to know the candidates and interact with them.

  • The event will be on 31 July 2021 (Saturday), and the timings are:
  • India & Sri Lanka: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Bangladesh: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Nepal: 6:15 pm to 8:45 pm
  • Afghanistan: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Pakistan & Maldives: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

KCVelaga (WMF), 15:30, 19 जुलय 2021 (IST)Zobab

2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18th[बदल]

Hello all,

We are reaching out to you today regarding the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election. This election was due to open on August 4th. Due to some technical issues with SecurePoll, the election must be delayed by two weeks. This means we plan to launch the election on August 18th, which is the day after Wikimania concludes. For information on the technical issues, you can see the Phabricator ticket.

We are truly sorry for this delay and hope that we will get back on schedule on August 18th. We are in touch with the Elections Committee and the candidates to coordinate the next steps. We will update the Board election Talk page and Telegram channel as we know more.

Thanks for your patience, KCVelaga (WMF), 09:19, 3 ऑगस्ट 2021 (IST)Zobab

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Election is open: 18 - 31 August 2021[बदल]

Voting for the 2021 Board of Trustees election is now open. Candidates from the community were asked to submit their candidacy. After a three-week-long Call for Candidates, there are 19 candidates for the 2021 election.

The Wikimedia movement has the opportunity to vote for the selection of community and affiliate trustees. By voting, you will help to identify those people who have the qualities to best serve the needs of the movement for the next several years. The Board is expected to select the four most voted candidates to serve as trustees. Voting closes 31 August 2021.

Read the full announcement and see translations on Meta-Wiki.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding voting. KCVelaga (WMF), 11:41, 18 ऑगस्ट 2021 (IST)Zobab

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

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

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

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

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

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 11:54, 18 ऑगस्ट 2021 (IST)Zobab

[Reminder] Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021: 3 days left to vote[बदल]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, Wikimedia Foundation elections started on 18 August and will continue until 31 August, 23:59 UTC i.e. ~ 3 days left.

Members of the Wikimedia community have the opportunity to elect four candidates to a three-year term.

Here are the links that might be useful for voting.

We have also published stats regarding voter turnout so far, you can check how many eligible voters from your wiki has voted on this page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 11:10, 29 ऑगस्ट 2021 (IST)Zobab

Results of 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections[बदल]

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Board election. The Elections Committee has reviewed the votes of the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, organized to select four new trustees. A record 6,873 people from across 214 projects cast their valid votes. The following four candidates received the most support:

  • Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
  • Victoria Doronina
  • Dariusz Jemielniak
  • Lorenzo Losa

While these candidates have been ranked through the community vote, they are not yet appointed to the Board of Trustees. They still need to pass a successful background check and meet the qualifications outlined in the Bylaws. The Board has set a tentative date to appoint new trustees at the end of this month.

Read the full announcement here. MediaWiki message delivery (उलयात) 08:26, 8 सप्टेंबर 2021 (IST)Zobab

Universal Code of Conduct EDGR conversation hour for South Asia[बदल]

Dear Wikimedians,

As you may already know, the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) provides a baseline of behaviour for collaboration on Wikimedia projects worldwide. Communities may add to this to develop policies that take account of local and cultural context while maintaining the criteria listed here as a minimum standard. The Wikimedia Foundation Board has ratified the policy in December 2020.

The current round of conversations is around how the Universal Code of Conduct should be enforced across different Wikimedia platforms and spaces. This will include training of community members to address harassment, development of technical tools to report harassment, and different levels of handling UCoC violations, among other key areas.

The conversation hour is an opportunity for community members from South Asia to discuss and provide their feedback, which will be passed on to the drafting committee. The details of the conversation hour are as follows:

You can also attend the global round table sessions hosted on 18 September - more details can be found on this page. MediaWiki message delivery (उलयात) 16:17, 10 सप्टेंबर 2021 (IST)Zobab

Movement Charter Drafting Committee - Community Elections to take place October 11 - 24[बदल]

This is a short message with an update from the Movement Charter process. The call for candidates for the Drafting Committee closed September 14, and we got a diverse range of candidates. The committee will consist of 15 members, and those will be (s)elected via three different ways.

The 15 member committee will be selected with a 3-step process:

  • Election process for project communities to elect 7 members of the committee.
  • Selection process for affiliates to select 6 members of the committee.
  • Wikimedia Foundation process to appoint 2 members of the committee.

The community elections will take place between October 11 and October 24. The other process will take place in parallel, so that all processes will be concluded by November 1.

For the full context of the Movement Charter, its role, as well the process for its creation, please have a look at Meta. You can also contact us at any time on Telegram or via email (wikimedia2030@wikimedia.org).

Best, RamzyM (WMF) 08:16, 22 सप्टेंबर 2021 (IST)Zobab

Proposal to add Modern English Konkani Dictionary entries to the Wiktionary using an automated script[बदल]

Isidore Dantas and Joel D'Souza have kindly released rights to their Modern English Konkani Dictionary under CC-BY-SA. For a long time, there have been discussions in our offline meetings and WhatsApp groups to add the entries from this dictionary into Wiktionary.

This dictionary has over 20,000 entries with translations of English words into Konkani. Some groundwork has already been done to put the data into a database format. We can use an automated script to add this information to the Konkani Wiktionary. Each entry created would be for an English word and contain translations into Konkani, and a reference. Please indicate your views on this proposal. The Discoverer (uloi) 22:12, 24 सप्टेंबर 2021 (IST)Zobab

[The above comment offering support was by me, had not logged in! Fredericknoronha (उलयात) 22:27, 24 सप्टेंबर 2021 (IST)]Zobab
I have found a way to automate the process of adding the entries from MEKD to Wiktionary using AutoWikiBrowser and the CSVLoader plugin. I have created 20 entries corresponding to the first 20 words in the MEKD:
I request you to review these entries and give me your feedback. The Discoverer (uloi) 21:21, 5 मार्च 2022 (IST)Zobab
@The Discoverer I noticed that all the entries use ISBN magic links, which are deprecated. This adds the page to error tracking category वर्ग:Pages using ISBN magic links. This can be avoided by using a template like wikipedia:en:Template:ISBN. We just have to replace ISBN 9789384298319 with {{ISBN|9789384298319}}. Since all pages in this batch use the same reference text, it would make maintenance easier to create a template with the reference and use that in pages. ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ (ಉಲ್ಲೇಯಾಂ) 22:31, 5 मार्च 2022 (IST)Zobab
Thanks for your suggestion, @ಮಲ್ನಾಡಾಚ್ ಕೊಂಕ್ಣೊ. I have made the changes. The Discoverer (uloi) 19:56, 6 मार्च 2022 (IST)Zobab

Voting period to elect members of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee is now open[बदल]

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

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

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

Learn about each candidate to inform your vote in the language that you prefer: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates>

Learn about the Drafting Committee: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee>

We are piloting a voting advice application for this election. Click yourself through the tool and you will see which candidate is closest to you! Check at <https://mcdc-election-compass.toolforge.org/>

Read the full announcement: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>

Go vote at SecurePoll on: <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>


Movement Strategy & Governance Team, Wikimedia Foundation

11:20, 13 ऑक्टोबर 2021 (IST)

Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members[बदल]

More languagesPlease help translate to your language

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

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

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

With thanks from the Movement Strategy and Governance team,
RamzyM (WMF) 07:57, 2 नोव्हेंबर 2021 (IST)Zobab

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

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

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

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

  • What is the best way to ensure fair representation of emerging communities among the Board?
  • What involvement should candidates have during the election?

While additional questions may be added, the Movement Strategy and Governance team wants to provide time for community members and affiliates to consider and prepare ideas on the confirmed questions before the call opens. We apologize for not having a complete list of questions at this time. The list of questions should only grow by one or two questions. The intention is to not overwhelm the community with requests, but provide notice and welcome feedback on these important questions.

Do you want to help organize local conversation during this Call?

Contact the Movement Strategy and Governance team on Meta, on Telegram, or via email at msg(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

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

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 14:02, 28 डिसेंबर 2021 (IST)Zobab

Wiki Loves Folklore is back![बदल]

Please help translate to your language

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (उलयात) 18:45, 9 जानेवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

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

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

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

There are two confirmed questions that will be asked during this Call for Feedback:

  1. What is the best way to ensure more diverse representation among elected candidates? The Board of Trustees noted the importance of selecting candidates who represent the full diversity of the Wikimedia movement. The current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Europe.
  2. What are the expectations for the candidates during the election? Board candidates have traditionally completed applications and answered community questions. How can an election provide appropriate insight into candidates while also appreciating candidates’ status as volunteers?

There is one additional question that may be presented during the Call about selection processes. This question is still under discussion, but the Board wanted to give insight into the confirmed questions as soon as possible. Hopefully if an additional question is going to be asked, it will be ready during the first week of the Call for Feedback.

Join the conversation.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 15:54, 12 जानेवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

Konkani Wiktionary part of coursework at St. Xavier's College[बदल]

Students of Konkani at St. Xavier's College, Mapusa, Goa are being introduced to the Konkani Wiktionary as part of their studies led by Fr. Luis Gomes. They are expected to contribute to the Wiktionary for a short period of time. This was kicked off by a couple of sessions on 20 and 21 December 2021 to familiarise the students with the project. The Discoverer (uloi) 11:00, 13 जानेवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

Dear community members,

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

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

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

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

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

About This Month in Education · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · For the team: ZI Jony (Talk), शुक्रार 16:02, 24 मे 2024 (UTC)

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5[बदल]

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

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

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

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

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 13:35, 19 जानेवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

Request for temporary adminship and interface adminship[बदल]

I would like to request for temporary adminship and temporary interface adminship in order to do routine housekeeping and maintenance, and to import required templates. The first task I intend to look into is to handle the change related to the main page heading: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T296969

Please reply below if you have any objections to the same. The Discoverer (uloi) 20:49, 4 फेब्रुवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

[Announcement] Leadership Development Task Force[बदल]

Dear community members,

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

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

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

Where to share feedback?

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

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

Date & Time

Thanks for your time.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 17:17, 9 फेब्रुवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

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


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

What’s next?

#1 Community Conversations

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

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

#2 Ratification Voting

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

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

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

Thank you. CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 21:42, 22 फेब्रुवारी 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance
CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 13:42, 5 मार्च 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

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

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

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

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 22:37, 7 मार्च 2022 (IST)Zobab

Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement guidelines ratification voting is now closed[बदल]

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

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

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

Best regards,

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 15:07, 23 मार्च 2022 (IST)Zobab

Announcing Indic Hackathon 2022 and Scholarship Applications[बदल]

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

In this regard, we would like to invite community members who would like to attend in-person to fill out a form for scholarship application by 17 April, which is available on the event page. Please note that the hackathon won’t be focusing on training of new skills, and it is expected that applications have some experience/knowledge contributing to technical areas of the Wikimedia movement. Please post on the event talk page if you have any queries. MediaWiki message delivery (उलयात) 00:01, 8 एप्रील 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

Dear community members,

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

The conversations are about these questions:

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

Date and Time

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

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 15:34, 17 एप्रील 2022 (IST)Zobab

Call for Candidates: 2022 Board of Trustees Election[बदल]

Dear community members,

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

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

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

Kindly submit your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees. CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 14:17, 29 एप्रील 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

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

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

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

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

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

Volunteers should:

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

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.
CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 15:40, 12 मे 2022 (IST)Zobab

Propose statements for the 2022 Election Compass[बदल]

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Hi all,

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

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

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

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

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


Movement Strategy & Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 13:39, 12 जुलय 2022 (IST)Zobab

WikiConference India 2023: Initial conversations[बदल]

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, 12:09, 24 ऑगस्ट 2022 (IST)Zobab

2022 Board of Trustees Community Voting Period is now Open[बदल]

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Dear community members,

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

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


Movement Strategy and Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 17:57, 26 ऑगस्ट 2022 (IST)Zobab

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

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


Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 18:17, 1 सप्टेंबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

Bot policy[बदल]

Hello. To facilitate steward granting of bot access, I suggest implementing the standard bot policy on this wiki. In particular, this policy allows stewards to automatically flag known interlanguage linking bots (if this page says that is acceptable) or bots that fix double redirects. The policy also enables global bots on this wiki (if this page says that is acceptable), which are trusted bots that will be given bot access on every wiki that allows global bots.

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. If you use or prefer to use a dedicated project page for handling bot flag requests, that is also acceptable. Please read the text at Meta-Wiki before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in two weeks if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Thank you for your consideration. --Rschen7754 08:57, 11 सप्टेंबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF[बदल]

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, 13:05, 19 सप्टेंबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

The Vector 2022 skin as the default in two weeks?[बदल]

The slides for our presentation at Wikimania 2022

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

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

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

About the skin[बदल]

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

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

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

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

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

How can editors change and customize this skin?[बदल]

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

Our plan[बदल]

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

If you'd like ask our team anything, if you have questions, concerns, or additional thoughts, please ping me here or write on the talk page of the project. We will gladly answer! Also, see our FAQ. Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 09:45, 22 सप्टेंबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

@mw:User:SGrabarczuk (WMF), I am looking forward to the 2022 update to Vector becoming the default. However, I have a concern described in this task. It affects the Konkani Wikipedia and Wiktionary, because they are multi-script wikis, and users would have to switch the interface language. It should not be a treasure hunt to find the link to do this. The Discoverer (uloi) 22:30, 29 ऑक्टोबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

Request for temporary adminship and interface adminship[बदल]

I would like to request for temporary adminship and temporary interface adminship in order to do routine housekeeping and maintenance, and to import required templates. My immediate task is to adapt gadgets to the new Vector 2022 skin.

Please reply below if you have any objections to the same. The Discoverer (uloi) 00:40, 5 ऑक्टोबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

Community Wishlist Survey 2023 opens in January[बदल]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you! Community Tech, STei (WMF) 22:14, 15 डिसेंबर 2022 (IST)Zobab

Languages button at the top of the main page in Vector 2022[बदल]

The new Vector 2022 skin is now available as an option on the Konkani Wiktionary. With this skin, the button for Languages appears at the bottom of the main page. Since the Konkani Wiktionary is a multi-script Wiktionary, several users regularly switch the interface language between Konkani-Romi script and Konkani-Devanagari script. Therefore, it is important that the link to the language settings is always available at a consistent location. Thus, I propose to move the Languages button, which is used to access the language settings, to the right of the heading at the top of the main page in the Vector 2022 skin, to match its location on other content pages. You can preview the change by using this link. Please add below your comments / support / objections to this proposal. The Discoverer (uloi) 21:56, 7 जानेवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

How to vote?

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

Who can vote?

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

What happens after the vote?

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

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 15:34, 8 जानेवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

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

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Hello all,

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

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

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 17:23, 17 जानेवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

Global ban for PlanespotterA320/RespectCE[बदल]

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

तंत्रीक खबरो / Tontrik Khobro: 2023-07[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery 07:18, 14 फेब्रुवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

Tech News: 2023-08[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery 07:27, 21 फेब्रुवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

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

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Hello community members,

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

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

This update comes in response to several things:

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

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

For further information, please consult:

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team,

CSinha (WMF) (उलयात) 13:29, 22 फेब्रुवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

Your wiki will be in read only soon[बदल]

Trizek (WMF) (भासाभास) 02:51, 28 फेब्रुवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

Tech News: 2023-09[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery 05:17, 28 फेब्रुवारी 2023 (IST)Zobab

Tech News: 2023-10[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०५:१९, ७ मार्च २०२३ (IST)

विकिमेनिया २०२३ स्वागत कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुतियाँ[बदल]

क्या आप विकिमैनिया २०२३ में एक व्यक्तिगत या आभासी सत्र आयोजित करना चाहते हैं? शायद कोई व्यावहारिक कार्यशाला, कोई चर्चा, कोई मज़ेदार प्रदर्शन, कोई आकर्षक पोस्टर, या कोई यादगार झटपट बातचीत? २८ मार्च तक जमा करें. विकिमनिया में एक समर्पित हाइब्रिड भाग होगा, वस्तुतः या फिर पहले से रिकॉर्ड की गई सामग्री का स्वागत है। यदि आपके कोई प्रश्न हैं, तो कृपया १२ या १९ मार्च को होने वाली बातचीत में शामिल हों, या wikimania@wikimedia.org पर ईमेल लिखें, या टेलीग्राम पर संपर्क करें। अधिक जानकारी विकी पर उपलब्ध है।

Tech News: 2023-11[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०४:५०, १४ मार्च २०२३ (IST)

Tech News: 2023-12[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०६:५५, २१ मार्च २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-13[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०६:४३, २८ मार्च २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-14[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०५:०९, ४ एप्रील २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-15[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०१:३५, ११ एप्रील २०२३ (IST)

Change in fallback sequence for Konkani[बदल]

Please give your feedback regarding the fallback language for Konkani in the Mediawiki software by replying to this post on the Konkani Wikipedia. The change in the fallback sequence affects the Wikipedia as well as the Wiktionary. The Discoverer (uloi) १३:४६, १६ एप्रील २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-16[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०७:२४, १८ एप्रील २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-17[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०३:३३, २५ एप्रील २०२३ (IST)

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


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

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

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

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

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) ००:३१, २७ एप्रील २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-18[बदल]

MediaWiki message delivery ०७:१५, २ मे २०२३ (IST)

तकनीकी समाचार: 2023-19[बदल]

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Automatic citations based on ISBN are broken[बदल]

Apologies if this message does not reach you in your favorite language. You can help translate it centrally at Meta. Thanks for your help.

We have recently become unable to access the WorldCat API which provided the ability to generate citations using ISBN numbers. The Wikimedia Foundation's Editing team is investigating several options to restore the functionality, but will need to disable ISBN citation generation for now.

This affects citations made with the VisualEditor Automatic tab, and the use of the citoid API in gadgets and user scripts, such as the autofill button on refToolbar. Please note that all the other automatic ways of generating citations, including via URL or DOI, are still available.

You can keep updated on the situation via Phabricator, or by reading the next issues of m:Tech News. If you know of any users or groups who rely heavily on this feature (for instance, someone who has an upcoming editathon), I'd appreciate it if you shared this update with them.

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Selection of the U4C Building Committee[बदल]

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

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Announcing the new Elections Committee members[बदल]

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Hello there,

We are glad to announce the new members and advisors of the Elections Committee. The Elections Committee assists with the design and implementation of the process to select Community- and Affiliate-Selected trustees for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. After an open nomination process, the strongest candidates spoke with the Board and four candidates were asked to join the Elections Committee. Four other candidates were asked to participate as advisors.

Thank you to all the community members who submitted their names for consideration. We look forward to working with the Elections Committee in the near future.

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,

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Request for temporary adminship and interface adminship[बदल]

I would like to request for temporary adminship and temporary interface adminship in order to do routine housekeeping and maintenance, and to import required templates.

Please reply below if you have any objections to the same. The Discoverer (uloi) 09:03, 22 ऑगस्ट 2023 (IST)Zobab

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Review the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[बदल]

Hello all,

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

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

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


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Announcing Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 and Invitation to Participate[बदल]

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

Best, Indic MediaWiki Developers UG, 10:10, 4 ऑक्टोबर 2023 (IST)

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

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

On behalf of the Committee Support team,

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