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

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चर्चा
(विपी इतर चर्चा)

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

वादनिवारण
वादांवर उहापोह करण्यासाठी नवीन विषय जोडा | वाचा
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साहाय्य | मदतकेंद्र
नवागतांसाठी मदतकेंद्रनवाप्रश्न जोडा | वाचा
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दूतावास
(Embassy)

नवी चर्चा जोडा
(Start new discussion)
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प्रचालकांना निवेदन
प्रचालकांना निवेदन देण्यासाठीनिवेदन जोडा | वाचा


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

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तांत्रिक
तांत्रिक मुद्दयांवर चर्चा.
विपी आज्ञावलीच्या त्रुटी अहवाला साठी बगझीला वापरा.
नवीचर्चा जोडा | वाचा
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ध्येय आणि धोरणे
सद्द आणि प्रस्तावित ध्येय आणि धोरणे, नीती-संकेत इत्यादींबाबत चर्चेसाठी नवीचर्चा जोडा | वाचा
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प्रगती
मराठी विकिपीडियाच्या प्रगती बाबत चर्चा
नवीचर्चा जोडा | वाचा


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

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








Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photosसंपादन करा

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

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

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

With kind regards,

Thank you,

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

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

Feedback on movement namesसंपादन करा

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENTLE REMINDER: Project Tiger 2.0 - Feedback from writing contest editors and Hardware support recipientsसंपादन करा

Dear Wikimedians,

We hope this message finds you well.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipediaसंपादन करा

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

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

Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikisसंपादन करा

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

Important: maintenance operation on September 1stसंपादन करा

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

New Wikipedia Library Collections Now Available (September 2020)संपादन करा


Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

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

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

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

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

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


संभाषणात सहभागी होण्यासाठी आमंत्रणसंपादन करा

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

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

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

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

Wiki of functions naming contestसंपादन करा

०२:५२, ३० सप्टेंबर २०२० (IST)

Call for feedback about Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws changes and Board candidate rubricसंपादन करा

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

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

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

New Beta Feature next weekसंपादन करा

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा.

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

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

Here's what you need to know:

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

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

Regional Call for South Asia - Oct. 30संपादन करा

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important: maintenance operation on October 27संपादन करा

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

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2संपादन करा

०३:४०, ६ नोव्हेंबर २०२० (IST)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021संपादन करा

Please consider translating the message.

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

Hello,

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

Get involved

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

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

Community Wishlist Survey 2021संपादन करा

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

२३:३९, २० नोव्हेंबर २०२० (IST)

Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlistसंपादन करा

WMWM 2021 Newsletter #1संपादन करा

Namaskar,

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

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

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

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

Namaskara/Hello,

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

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

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11thसंपादन करा

Community Wishlist Survey 2021संपादन करा

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

०६:२२, १५ डिसेंबर २०२० (IST)

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #2संपादन करा

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

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

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

Submission Open for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021संपादन करा

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

Hello,

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

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

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

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

Regards,
Jayanta
On behalf of WMWM India 2021

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #3संपादन करा

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

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

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

Wikipedia 20th anniversary celebration edit-a-thonसंपादन करा

Dear all,

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

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #4संपादन करा

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

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

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

[Small wiki toolkits] Understanding the technical challengesसंपादन करा

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

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

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

आयुष्यात प्रेम हवंच असेल तर जगाचा सोस,स

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Eventसंपादन करा

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

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

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

Project Grant Open Callसंपादन करा

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

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

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

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

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

[Small wiki toolkits] Upcoming bots workshops: Understanding community needsसंपादन करा

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

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

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

New Wikipedia Library Collections Available Now (February 2021)संपादन करा

Hello Wikimedians!

 
The TWL owl says sign up today!

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

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

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

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

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

--१८:२७, १ फेब्रुवारी २०२१ (IST)

Call for feedback: WMF Community Board seats & Office hours tomorrowसंपादन करा

(sorry for posting in English)

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #5संपादन करा

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

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

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

Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #5संपादन करा

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

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

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

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back!संपादन करा

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

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

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

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

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 Marchसंपादन करा

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Greetings!

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

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

You can also support us in translating the project page and help us spread the word in your native language.

Learn more about the contest and prizes from our project page. Thank you.

Feminism and Folklore team,

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

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 Februaryसंपादन करा

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

Details of the workshop are as follows:

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

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

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

Proposal: Set two-letter project shortcuts as alias to project namespace globallyसंपादन करा

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wikifunctions logo contestसंपादन करा

०७:१७, २ मार्च २०२१ (IST)

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussionsसंपादन करा

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

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

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

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on "Debugging/fixing template errors" - 27 Marchसंपादन करा

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

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

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

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultationsसंपादन करा

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2संपादन करा

कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा

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

Drafting Committee: Call for applicationsसंपादन करा

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

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

2021 community consultations: Notice and call for volunteers / translatorsसंपादन करा

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

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

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

Line numbering coming soon to all wikisसंपादन करा

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

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

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

Details of the workshop are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

 
Reference Previews and Page Previews next to each other.

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

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

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

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

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

Suggested Valuesसंपादन करा

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

Invitation for Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021संपादन करा

Hello there,

We are inviting you to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021, a global contest scheduled to run from July through August 2021.

Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

In its first year (2020), 36 Wikimedia communities in 27 countries joined the campaign. Events relating to the campaign included training organized by at least 18 Wikimedia communities in 14 countries.

The campaign resulted in the addition of media files (photos, audios and videos) to more than 90,000 Wikipedia articles in 272 languages.

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) offers an ideal task for recruiting and guiding new editors through the steps of adding content to existing pages. Besides individual participation, the WPWP campaign can be used by user groups and chapters to organize editing workshops and edit-a-thons.

The organizing team is looking for a contact person to coordinate WPWP participation at the Wikimedia user group or chapter level (geographically or thematically) or for a language WP. We’d be glad for you to reply to this message, or sign up directly at WPWP Participating Communities.

Please feel free to contact Organizing Team if you have any query.

Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat
Communication Manager
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Campaign
Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (चर्चा) ०९:२४, ५ मे २०२१ (IST)

मराठी विकिपीडिया आता ७९व्या क्रमांकावरसंपादन करा

३०० पेक्षा जास्त भाषांमध्ये विकिपीडिया उपलब्ध आहे. आणि यामध्ये लेख संख्येनुसार मराठी विकिपीडिया ही सध्या ७९व्या क्रमांकावरील विकिपीडिया ठरली आहे, जिने नुकतीच ७३,३४०+ लेखसंख्या ओलांडली आहे. काल आपण मल्याळम विकिपीडियाला (७३,३३०+) मागे टाकत ७९व्या स्थानावर आलो आहोत. एक-दीड महिन्यापूर्वी आपण मल्याळम व तेलगू विकिपीडियांच्या मागे ८२व्या स्थानावर होतो. मात्र कमी कालावधीमध्ये आपल्या विकिपीडियाने पार केलेला हा टप्पा महत्त्वाचा आहे. मी मराठी विकिपीडियावर योगदान देणाऱ्या सर्व सदस्यांचे आभार मानतो.

भारतीय भाषांमधील विकिपीडियांचा विचार करता आपली मराठी विकिपीडिया ही उर्दू (५४वी - १,६३,२००+), हिंदी (५७वी - १,४७,४००+ ), तमिळ (६०वी - १,३६,४००+) आणि बंगाली (६८वी - १,०७,२००+) यानंतर पाचव्या क्रमांकाची सर्वात मोठी विकिपीडिया ठरली आहे.

१,००,००० हा टप्पा ओलांडण्यासाठी आज रोजी आपल्या समोर ८ विकिपीडिया आहेत, आणि सुमारे २२,६५० लेखांची आवश्यकता आपणास आहे.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias

--संदेश हिवाळेचर्चा १६:३९, ७ मे २०२१ (IST)

सर्व ज्ञात-अज्ञात संपादकांचे अभिनंदन! कृपया सर्वांनी आपापले योगदान वाढवावे. बस थोडा नियमित ठराविक वेळ मराठी विकिपीडियास द्यावा एवढीच विनंती.
संतोष गोरे (💬 ) १८:५२, ७ मे २०२१ (IST)
माहिती दिल्याबद्दल धन्यवाद व सर्वाना अभिनंदन. --Tiven2240 (चर्चा) ०१:२०, ८ मे २०२१ (IST) अभय नातू:
 Tiven2240, Goresm, Sandesh9822:
ही नक्कीच आनंददायक व अभिमानास्पद माहिती आहे. या साठी संतोष गोरेंनी म्हणल्याप्रमाणे सर्वच ज्ञात-अज्ञात संपादकांचे अथक योगदान कारणीभूत आहे.
या प्रसंगी मी तुम्हा सगळ्यांचा बरोबर मुद्दामहून  नरेश सावे: आणि  Aditya tamhankar: यांचा उल्लेख करू इच्छितो. यांनी गेल्या काही महिन्यांमध्ये सतत लेखसंख्येत भर घातलेली आहे. अशा व तुमच्यासारख्या अनेक मराठी भाषाप्रेमी आणि स्वतःपलीकडे विचार करणाऱ्या व्यक्तींमुळेच मराठी विकिपीडिया उत्तरोत्तर प्रगती करेल ही आशा...नव्हे खात्रीसह.
आता पुढील लक्ष्य १,००,००० लेखांचे!
अभय नातू (चर्चा) ०३:०७, ८ मे २०२१ (IST)

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board electionsसंपादन करा

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) १०:५१, १२ मे २०२१ (IST)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1संपादन करा

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


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

Please note, this is the first issue of UCoC Newsletter which is delivered to all subscribers and projects as an announcement of the initiative. If you want the future issues delivered to your talk page, village pumps, or any specific pages you find appropriate, you need to subscribe here.

You can help us by translating the newsletter issues in your languages to spread the news and create awareness of the new conduct to keep our beloved community safe for all of us. Please add your name here if you want to be informed of the draft issue to translate beforehand. Your participation is valued and appreciated.

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

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Candidates from South Asia for 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board Electionsसंपादन करा

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) १५:३३, १९ जून २०२१ (IST)

Internet Support for Wikimedians in India 2021संपादन करा

Dear Wikimedians,

A2K has started an internet support program for the Wikimedians in India from 1 June 2021. This will continue till 31 August 2021. It is a part of Project Tiger, this time we started with the internet support, writing contest and other things that will follow afterwards. Currently, in this first phase applications for the Internet are being accepted.

For applying for the support, please visit the link.

After the committee's response, support will be provided. For more information please visit the event page (linked above). Before applying please read the criteria and the application procedure carefully.

Stay safe, stay connected. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:09, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Server switchसंपादन करा

SGrabarczuk (WMF) ०६:४९, २७ जून २०२१ (IST)

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021संपादन करा

Wiki Loves Women South Asia is back with the 2021 edition. Join us to minify gender gaps and enrich Wikipedia with more diversity. Happening from 1 September - 30 September, Wiki Loves Women South Asia welcomes the articles created on gender gap theme. This year we will focus on women's empowerment and gender discrimination related topics.

We warmly invite you to help organize or participate in the competition in your community. You can learn more about the scope and the prizes at the project page.

Best wishes,
Wiki Loves Women Team
२३:१६, ११ जुलै २०२१ (IST)

[Wikimedia Foundation elections 2021] Candidates meet with South Asia + ESEAP communitiesसंपादन करा

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), १५:३०, १९ जुलै २०२१ (IST)

2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18thसंपादन करा

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), ०९:१९, ३ ऑगस्ट २०२१ (IST)