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Page Previews (Hovercards) update[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢٢:٣٢, ٢٠ جولائی ٢٠١٧ (UTC)

Improved search in deleted pages archive[edit]

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During Wikimedia Hackathon 2016, the Discovery team worked on one of the items on the 2015 community wishlist, namely enabling searching the archive of deleted pages. This feature is now ready for production deployment, and will be enabled on all wikis, except Wikidata.

Right now, the feature is behind a feature flag - to use it on your wiki, please go to the Special:Undelete page, and add &fuzzy=1 to the URL, like this: Then search for the pages you're interested in. There should be more results than before, due to using ElasticSearch indexing (via the CirrusSearch extension).

We plan to enable this improved search by default on all wikis soon (around August 1, 2017). If you have any objections to this - please raise them with the Discovery team via email or on this announcement's discussion page. Like most Mediawiki configuration parameters, the functionality can be configured per wiki. Once the improved search becomes the default, you can still access the old mode using &fuzzy=0 in the URL, like this:

Please note that since Special:Undelete is an admin-only feature, this search capability is also only accessible to wiki admins.

Thank you! CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ١٨:٤٠, ٢٥ جولائی ٢٠١٧ (UTC)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[edit]

There is currently a RfC open on Meta regarding "requiring those involved with paid editing on Wikipedia to link on their user page to all other active accounts through which they advertise paid Wikipedia editing business."

Note this is to apply to Wikipedia and not necessarily other sister projects, this is only to apply to websites where people are specifically advertising that they will edit Wikipedia for pay and not any other personal, professional, or social media accounts a person may have.

Please comment on meta. Thanks. Send on behalf of User:Doc James.

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Discussion on synced reading lists[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢٠:٣٥, ٢٠ سیٚپٹَمبَر ٢٠١٧ (UTC)

Changes to the global ban policy[edit]

Hello. Some changes to the community global ban policy have been proposed. Your comments are welcome at m:Requests for comment/Improvement of global ban policy. Please translate this message to your language, if needed. Cordially. Matiia (Matiia) ٠٠:٣٤, ١٢ نَوَمبَر ٢٠١٧ (UTC)

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

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢٢:٠٧, ٢٠ نَوَمبَر ٢٠١٧ (UTC)

Call for Wikimania 2018 Scholarships[edit]

Hi all,

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

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

To apply for a scholarship, fill out the multi-language application form on:

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

Best regards, David Richfield and Martin Rulsch for the Scholarship Committee ١٩:٢٤, ٢٠ ڈیٚسَمبَر ٢٠١٧ (UTC)

User group for Military Historians[edit]


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

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Editing News #1—2018[edit]

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Galicia 15 - 15 Challenge[edit]

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Wikipedia:Galicia 15 - 15 Challenge is a public writing competition which will improve improve and translate this list of 15 really important articles into as many languages as possible. Everybody can help in any language to collaborate on writing and/or translating articles related to Galicia. To participate you just need to sign up here. Thank you very much.--Breogan2008 (talk) ١٤:١٥, ١٢ مارچ ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

Time to bring embedded maps (‘mapframe’) to most Wikipedias[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢١:٣٨, ٢٤ اپریٖل ٢٠١٨ (UTC)


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

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

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

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


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

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team ١٨:٠٣, ٣٠ مٔی ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

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

Update on page issues on mobile web[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢٠:٥٨, ١٢ جوٗن ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

Global preferences are available[edit]

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Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS[edit]

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

Enabling a helpful feature for Template editors[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢١:٢٨, ٦ اَگست ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

नागरी खोतिर सहयोग[edit]

सलाम ओ नमस्कार

नागरी के इस्तिमाल करने वाले कश्मीरियों (मुख्य तौर पर कश्मीरी पंडितों) के लिये कश्मीरी विकिपीडिया की फ़ोर्मेटिंग बेहद खराब है। हाल में लेख लिखने में बहुत तकलीफ आ रही है। इस समस्या को हल करने के लिये क्या राय है? हमें क्या करना चाहिये? अरबी लिपि के साथ साथ देवनागरी भी कश्मीरी भाषा की कंटेम्पररी लिपि है, कम से कम कोंकणी विकिपीडिया की तरह दोनों लिपियों का ही इस्तिमाल होना चाहिये और बराबरी का दर्जा मिलना चाहिये। "Language select" फीचर भी कश्मीरी विकिपीडिया पर उपलब्ध होना चाहिये। कश्मीरी देवनागरी कीबोर्ड भी नहीं मिल रहा हूँ।

इन सब पर जल्द कार्र्वाई किया जाएँ

ऐसा मेरा प्रसाव है, आमसहमति बनाने के लिये

Both Nagari and Arabic are contemporary scripts for the Kashmiri language, it is proposed that a dual format be applied here to allow for the option to read in one or the other, much like as has been done on the Konkani Wikipedia.

--ज़िन्द भुवनेश्वरी (talk) ١٧:٠٨, ٢٣ اَگست ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

प्रबंदकुक हक खॉतिर दरखॊस्थ[edit]

सलाम तॖ नमस्कार

बॖ छुस कोशुर ज़बानुक प्रेमी, मुहिब तॖ यॆह कॉशिरिस विकीपीडियाअस प्यठॖ सरगर्मी प्रबंदक (एड्मिन) इन कमी । लिहॊज़ॖ मॅ दयॗ प्रबंदकुक हक़ ।

शुक्रियॖ !

--ज़िन्द भुवनेश्वरी (talk) ١٧:٠٢, ٢٦ اَگست ٢٠١٨ (UTC)



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

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Hi all,

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

Tgr (talk) ١٢:٤٠, ٢٧ اَگست ٢٠١٨ (UTC) (via global message delivery)

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

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The Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

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Editing News #2—2018[edit]

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

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ١٩:٣٤, ١٣ نَوَمبَر ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey vote[edit]

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Advanced Search[edit]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) ١١:٠٢, ٢٦ نَوَمبَر ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

New Wikimedia password policy and requirements[edit]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) ٢٠:٠٣, ٦ ڈیٚسَمبَر ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[edit]

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

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

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

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

Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki Loves Love Team

Imagine... the sum of all love!

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) ١٠:١٣, ٢٧ ڈیٚسَمبَر ٢٠١٨ (UTC)

FileExporter beta feature[edit]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ٠٩:٤١, ١٤ جنوری ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

No editing for 30 minutes on 17 January[edit]

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

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Talk to us about talking[edit]

Trizek (WMF) ١٥:٠١, ٢١ فرؤری ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

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

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

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

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

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

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team ١٧:٤٠, ١٣ مارچ ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

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

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

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Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[edit]

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The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) ١٧:٣٥, ١٢ اپریٖل ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

Wikidata Bridge: edit Wikidata’s data from Wikipedia infoboxes[edit]

Editing News #1—July 2019[edit]

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Update on the consultation about office actions[edit]

Hello all,

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation's Trust & Safety team announced a future consultation about partial and/or temporary office actions. We want to let you know that the draft version of this consultation has now been posted on Meta.

This is a draft. It is not intended to be the consultation itself, which will be posted on Meta likely in early September. Please do not treat this draft as a consultation. Instead, we ask your assistance in forming the final language for the consultation.

For that end, we would like your input over the next couple of weeks about what questions the consultation should ask about partial and temporary Foundation office action bans and how it should be formatted. Please post it on the draft talk page. Our goal is to provide space for the community to discuss all the aspects of these office actions that need to be discussed, and we want to ensure with your feedback that the consultation is presented in the best way to encourage frank and constructive conversation.

Please visit the consultation draft on Meta-wiki and leave your comments on the draft’s talk page about what the consultation should look like and what questions it should ask.

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team ٠٨:٠٣, ١٦ اَگست ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

New tools and IP masking[edit]

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

-- Kbrown (WMF) ١٧:١٤, ٣٠ سیٚپٹَمبَر ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[edit]

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Beta feature "Reference Previews"[edit]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) ٠٩:٤٧, ٢٣ اکتوبر ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

Editing News #2 – Mobile editing and talk pages[edit]

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Wikipedia Asian Month 2019[edit]

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

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

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

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) ١٦:٥٧, ٣١ اکتوبر ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest[edit]

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

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

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) ١٤:١٦, ٢٧ نَوَمبَر ٢٠١٩ (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore[edit]

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Hello Folks,

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

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
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Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[edit]


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

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

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) ١٩:٠١, ٢٢ جنوری ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[edit]

Sorry, for writing this text in English. If you could help to translate it, it would be appreciated.

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) ١٤:١٥, ٢٦ فرؤری ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion tools[edit]

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Editing news 2020 #2[edit]

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Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos[edit]

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP)

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

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

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

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - ٠٨:٢٤, ١ جولائی ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

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Feedback on movement names[edit]

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language if necessary. Thank you!

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, ١٩:٤٤, ٢ جولائی ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

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.

Editing news 2020 #3[edit]

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

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

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

Max Klemm (WMDE) ٠٩:١٣, ٦ اَگست ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[edit]

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

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 ٠٩:٤٩, ٣ سیٚپٹَمبَر ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

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Invitation to participate in the conversation[edit]

Wiki of functions naming contest[edit]

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

Hello. Apologies if you are not reading this message in your native language. Please help translate to your language.

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.

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) ١٧:١٧, ٧ اکتوبر ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[edit]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) ١٧:١٠, ٢١ اکتوبر ٢٠٢٠ (UTC)

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[edit]

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Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

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Global bot policy proposal: invitation to a Meta discussion[edit]

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

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

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[edit]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

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Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[edit]

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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.

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Project Grant Open Call[edit]

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 projectgrantsفرما Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) ٠٨:٠١, ٢٨ جنوری ٢٠٢١ (UTC)

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

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!

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Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![edit]

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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

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Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 March[edit]

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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) ٠٢:٤٠, ١٦ فرؤری ٢٠٢١ (UTC)

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

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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, Wikipedia 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) ١٤:١٢, ١٨ فرؤری ٢٠٢١ (UTC)

Wikifunctions logo contest[edit]

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Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[edit]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[edit]

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

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[edit]

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

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

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

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.

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Global bot policy changes[edit]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[edit]

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Suggested Values[edit]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) ١٤:٠٨, ٢٢ اپریٖل ٢٠٢١ (UTC)