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,
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
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.
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
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.
Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipediaसंपादन करा
It is my honor to introduce Abstract Wikipedia, a new project that has been unanimously approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Abstract Wikipedia proposes a new way to generate baseline encyclopedic content in a multilingual fashion, allowing more contributors and more readers to share more knowledge in more languages. It is an approach that aims to make cross-lingual cooperation easier on our projects, increase the sustainability of our movement through expanding access to participation, improve the user experience for readers of all languages, and innovate in free knowledge by connecting some of the strengths of our movement to create something new.
This is our first new project in over seven years. Abstract Wikipedia was submitted as a project proposal by Denny Vrandečić in May 2020  after years of preparation and research, leading to a detailed plan and lively discussions in the Wikimedia communities. We know that the energy and the creativity of the community often runs up against language barriers, and information that is available in one language may not make it to other language Wikipedias. Abstract Wikipedia intends to look and feel like a Wikipedia, but build on the powerful, language-independent conceptual models of Wikidata, with the goal of letting volunteers create and maintain Wikipedia articles across our polyglot Wikimedia world.
The project will allow volunteers to assemble the fundamentals of an article using words and entities from Wikidata. Because Wikidata uses conceptual models that are meant to be universal across languages, it should be possible to use and extend these building blocks of knowledge to create models for articles that also have universal value. Using code, volunteers will be able to translate these abstract “articles” into their own languages. If successful, this could eventually allow everyone to read about any topic in Wikidata in their own language.
As you can imagine, this work will require a lot of software development, and a lot of cooperation among Wikimedians. In order to make this effort possible, Denny will join the Foundation as a staff member in July and lead this initiative. You may know Denny as the creator of Wikidata, a long-time community member, a former staff member at Wikimedia Deutschland, and a former Trustee at the Wikimedia Foundation . We are very excited that Denny will bring his skills and expertise to work on this project alongside the Foundation’s product, technology, and community liaison teams.
It is important to acknowledge that this is an experimental project, and that every Wikipedia community has different needs. This project may offer some communities great advantages. Other communities may engage less. Every language Wikipedia community will be free to choose and moderate whether or how they would use content from this project.
We are excited that this new wiki-project has the possibility to advance knowledge equity through increased access to knowledge. It also invites us to consider and engage with critical questions about how and by whom knowledge is constructed. We look forward to working in cooperation with the communities to think through these important questions.
There is much to do as we begin designing a plan for Abstract Wikipedia in close collaboration with our communities. I encourage you to get involved by going to the project page and joining the new mailing list . We recognize that Abstract Wikipedia is ambitious, but we also recognize its potential. We invite you all to join us on a new, unexplored path.
The Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC): we want to hear from you.संपादन करा
Hello. Apologies that you may not be reading this message in your native language: translations of the following message may be available on Meta. कृपया आपल्या भाषेत भाषांतर करण्यास मदत करा. आपणास धन्यवाद!
At times, our contributor communities and projects have suffered from a lack of guidelines that can help us create an environment where free knowledge can be shared safely without fear.
There has been talk about the need for a global set of conduct rules in different communities over time.
Recently, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced a Community Culture Statement, asking for new standards to address harassment and promote inclusivity across projects.
The universal code of conduct will be a binding minimum set of standards across all Wikimedia projects, and will apply to all of us, staff and volunteers alike, all around the globe. It is of great importance that we all participate in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC and its values. We should think about what we want it to cover or include and what it shouldn’t include, and how it may create difficulties or help our groups.
This is the time to talk about it. Before starting drafting the code of conduct, we would like to hear from you and to solicit the opinions and feedback of your colleagues.
In order for your voice to be heard, we encourage and invite you to read more about the universal code of conduct (UCoC) and then write down your opinions or feedback on the discussion page.
To reduce language barriers during the process, you are welcome to translate the universal code of conduct main page from English into your respective local language. You and your community may choose to provide your opinions/feedback using your local languages.
Technical Wishes: FileExporter and FileImporter become default features on all Wikisसंपादन करा
The FileExporter and FileImporter will become a default features on all wikis until August 7, 2020. They are planned to help you to move files from your local wiki to Wikimedia Commons easier while keeping all original file information (Description, Source, Date, Author, View History) intact. Additionally, the move is documented in the files view history.
How does it work?
Step 1: If you are an auto-confirmed user, you will see a link "Move file to Wikimedia Commons" on the local file page.
Step 2: When you click on this link, the FileImporter checks if the file can in fact be moved to Wikimedia Commons. These checks are performed based on the wiki's configuration file which is created and maintained by each local wiki community.
Step 3: If the file is compatible with Wikimedia Commons, you will be taken to an import page, at which you can update or add information regarding the file, such as the description. You can also add the 'Now Commons' template to the file on the local wiki by clicking the corresponding check box in the import form. Admins can delete the file from the local wiki by enabling the corresponding checkbox. By clicking on the 'Import' button at the end of the page, the file is imported to Wikimedia Commons.
Wikimedia Foundation आपल्या नवीन माहितीकेन्द्राची (डेटा सेंटर) चाचणी घेण्याचे बेत करीत आहे. हे सुनिश्चित करेल की विकिपीडिया आणि इतर विकिमीडिया विकी आपत्तीनंतरही ऑनलाइन राहू शकतात. सर्व काही कार्यरत आहे हे सुनिश्चित करण्यासाठी, विकिमिडिया तंत्रज्ञान विभागास नियोजित चाचणी करणे आवश्यक आहे. ही चाचणी दर्शविते की ते एका डेटा सेंटर वरून दुसर्या डेटा सेंटरवर विश्वासार्हपणे स्विच करू शकतात का?. यासाठी अनेक संघांना चाचणीची तयारी करणे आवश्यक आहे आणि कोणतीही अनपेक्षित समस्या दूर करण्यासाठी उपलब्ध असणे आवश्यक आहे.
ते मंगळवार, दिनांक १ सप्टेंबर २०२०रोजी दुय्यम डेटा सेंटरवर सर्व रहदारी बदलतील.
दुर्दैवाने, MediaWiki मधील काही मर्यादांमुळे, आम्ही स्विच करत असताना सर्व संपादने थांबणे आवश्यक आहे. या व्यत्ययाबद्दल आम्ही दिलगीर आहोत आणि आम्ही भविष्यात ते कमी करण्यासाठी कार्य करीत आहोत.
आपण अल्पावधीतच सर्व विकी वाचण्यास सक्षम असाल, परंतु संपादन करू शकणार नाही.
मंगळवार दिनांक १ सप्टेंबर रोजी आपण एका तासापर्यंत संपादन करण्यास सक्षम राहणार नाही. चाचणी [वेळ १४:०० यूटीसी] वाजता सुरू होईल (१५:०० बीएसटी, १६:०० सीएसटी, १०:०० ईडीटी, १९:३० आयएसटी, ०७:३० पीडीटी, २३:०० जेएसटी, आणि न्यूझीलंडमध्ये ०२:०० वाजता एनझेडएसटी बुधवार दिनांक २ सप्टेंबर रोजी
आपण या वेळी संपादित करण्याचा किंवा जतन करण्याचा प्रयत्न केल्यास आपणास एक त्रुटी संदेश दिसेल आम्हाला आशा आहे की या मिनिटांमध्ये कोणतीही संपादने गमावली जाणार नाहीत परंतु आम्ही याची हमी देऊ शकत नाही. आपल्याला त्रुटी संदेश दिसत असल्यास, कृपया सर्वकाही सामान्य होईपर्यंत प्रतीक्षा करा. मग आपण आपले संपादन जतन करण्यात सक्षम असाल. परंतु, आम्ही शिफारस करतो की तुम्ही तुमच्या बदलांची प्रत प्रथम बनवा.
पार्श्वभूमी कृती प्रणाली वेग मंदावला जाउ शकतो आणी काही कृती अपूर्ण राहू शकतात सुटू शकतात. लाल दुवे सामान्य तितक्या लवकर अद्यतनित केले जाऊ शकणार नाहीत. आपण आधीपासूनच कोठेतरी दुवा साधलेला एखादा लेख तयार केल्यास दुवा नेहमीपेक्षा जास्त वेळ लाल राहील. काही दीर्घकाळ-चालू असलेल्या स्क्रिप्ट्स थांबवाव्या लागतील.
दिनांक १ सप्टेंबर २०२० च्या आठवड्यात कोड गोठवले जातील. अनावश्यक कोड उपयोजित होणार नाही.
आवश्यकता पडल्यास हा प्रकल्प पुढे ढकलण्यात येवू शकतो.. आपण wikitech.wikimedia.org वर वेळापत्रक वाचू शकता. सुचीमधे कोणतेही बदल झाल्यास जाहीर केले जातील. या बाबतीत पुढे आणखी अधिसूचना असतील. कृपया आपल्या समुहांमध्ये ही माहिती समाईक करावी.
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.
Mahatma Gandhi edit-a-thon on 2 and 3 October 2020संपादन करा
Please feel free to translate the message.
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)
Hello. Please help pick a name for the new Wikimedia wiki project. This project will be a wiki where the community can work together on a library of functions. The community can create new functions, read about them, discuss them, and share them. Some of these functions will be used to help create language-independent Wikipedia articles that can be displayed in any language, as part of the Abstract Wikipedia project. But functions will also be usable in many other situations.
There will be two rounds of voting, each followed by legal review of candidates, with voting beginning on 29 September and 27 October. Our goal is to have a final project name selected on 8 December. If you would like to participate, then please learn more and vote now at meta-wiki. आपणास धन्यवाद! --Quiddity (WMF)
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.
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.
The Wikimedia Foundation tests the switch between its first and secondary data centers. This will make sure that Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology department needs to do a planned test. This test will show if they can reliably switch from one data centre to the other. It requires many teams to prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.
They will switch all traffic back to the primary data center on Tuesday, October 27 2020.
Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki, all editing must stop while the switch is made. We apologize for this disruption, and we are working to minimize it in the future.
You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.
You will not be able to edit for up to an hour on Tuesday, October 27. The test will start at 14:00 UTC (14:00 WET, 15:00 CET, 10:00 EDT, 19:30 IST, 07:00 PDT, 23:00 JST, and in New Zealand at 03:00 NZDT on Wednesday October 28).
If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit. But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.
Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped. Red links might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual. Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.
There will be code freezes for the week of October 26, 2020. Non-essential code deployments will not happen.
This project may be postponed if necessary. You can read the schedule at wikitech.wikimedia.org. Any changes will be announced in the schedule. There will be more notifications about this. A banner will be displayed on all wikis 30 minutes before this operation happens. Please share this information with your community.
Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2संपादन करा
Reminder: Please help to choose the name for the new Wikimedia wiki project - the library of functions. The finalist vote starts today. The finalists for the name are: Wikicode, Wikicodex, Wikifunctions, Wikifusion, Wikilambda, Wikimedia Functions. If you would like to participate, then please learn more and vote now at Meta-wiki.
आपणास धन्यवाद! --Quiddity (WMF)
This event does not have a logo yet, you may help to create one.
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.
The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is now open!
This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year. We encourage everyone to submit proposals until the deadline on ३० नोव्हेंबर, or comment on other proposals to help make them better.
The communities will vote on the proposals between ८ डिसेंबर and २१ डिसेंबर.
The Community Tech team is focused on tools for experienced Wikimedia editors.
You can write proposals in any language, and we will translate them for you. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!
Wikidata descriptions changes to be included more often in Recent Changes and Watchlistसंपादन करा
Sorry for sending this message in English. Translations are available on this page. Feel free to translate it in more languages!
As you may know, you can include changes coming from Wikidata in your Watchlist and Recent Changes (in your preferences). Until now, this feature didn’t always include changes made on Wikidata descriptions due to the way Wikidata tracks the data used in a given article.
Starting on December 3rd, the Watchlist and Recent Changes will include changes on the descriptions of Wikidata Items that are used in the pages that you watch. This will only include descriptions in the language of your wiki to make sure that you’re only seeing changes that are relevant to your wiki.
This improvement was requested by many users from different projects. We hope that it can help you monitor the changes on Wikidata descriptions that affect your wiki and participate in the effort of improving the data quality on Wikidata for all Wikimedia wikis and beyond.
Note: if you didn’t use the Wikidata watchlist integration feature for a long time, feel free to give it another chance! The feature has been improved since the beginning and the content it displays is more precise and useful than at the beginning of the feature in 2015.
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.
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.
2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11thसंपादन करा
The ceremony of the 2020 Wikimedia Coolest Tool Award will take place virtually on Friday, December 11th, at 17:00 GMT. This award is highlighting tools that have been nominated by contributors to the Wikimedia projects, and the ceremony will be a nice moment to show appreciation to the tools developers and maybe discover new tools!
You will find more information here about the livestream and the discussions channels. Thanks for your attention, Lea Lacroix (WMDE) १६:२५, ७ डिसेंबर २०२० (IST)
We invite all registered users to vote on the 2021 Community Wishlist Survey. You can vote from now until 21 December for as many different wishes as you want.
In the Survey, wishes for new and improved tools for experienced editors are collected. After the voting, we will do our best to grant your wishes. We will start with the most popular ones.
We, the Community Tech, are one of the Wikimedia Foundation teams. We create and improve editing and wiki moderation tools. What we work on is decided based on results of the Community Wishlist Survey. Once a year, you can submit wishes. After two weeks, you can vote on the ones that you're most interested in. Next, we choose wishes from the survey to work on. Some of the wishes may be granted by volunteer developers or other teams.
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #2संपादन करा
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.
Submission Open for Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021संपादन करा
Sorry for writing this message in English - feel free to help us translating it
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.
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!
On behalf of WMWM India 2021
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021 Newsletter #3संपादन करा
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.
Wikipedia 20th anniversary celebration edit-a-thonसंपादन करा
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
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.
[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).