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ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ:ᱠᱷᱩᱴ ᱵᱚᱞᱚᱱ ᱦᱚᱨ

ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ, ᱨᱟᱲᱟ ᱜᱮᱭᱟᱱ ᱯᱩᱛᱷᱤ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ

ᱠᱷᱩᱴ ᱵᱚᱞᱚᱜ ᱦᱚᱨ

ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱠᱷᱩᱴ
ᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ ᱾ ᱱᱚᱱᱰᱮ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱪᱮᱫ ᱠᱟᱹᱢᱤᱠᱚ ᱪᱟᱞᱟᱜ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱚᱱᱟᱠᱚ ᱜᱮᱵᱚᱱ ᱵᱟᱰᱟᱭ ᱫᱟᱨᱮᱭᱟᱜ-ᱟ᱾ ᱱᱤᱭᱟᱹᱠᱚ ᱵᱮᱜᱚᱨ ᱛᱮᱦᱚ ᱚᱠᱛᱚ ᱟᱱᱟᱜ ᱠᱟᱹᱢᱤᱠᱚ ᱟᱹᱰᱤ ᱩᱥᱟᱹᱨᱟ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ ᱦᱩᱭᱩᱜ-ᱟ᱾ ᱱᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱚᱠᱚᱭ ᱠᱚ ᱢᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱠᱚᱣᱟ ᱟᱨ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱪᱟᱹᱞᱤᱛ ᱠᱷᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱦᱚᱵᱚᱱ ᱵᱟᱰᱟᱭ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟ ᱟᱵᱚᱱ ᱾

Call for Participation, Wikicamp Nepal 2018[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hi there, Sorry for writing this in English.

We wanted to inform you that Call for Participation for Wikicamp Nepal 2018, which is being held in Lahan, Nepal on November 21–23, 2018 are now being accepted. Call for Participation are open until 30 September 2018, 23:59:59. To learn more about Wikicamp Nepal 2018 Call for Participation, Please visit: m:Wikicamp Nepal 2018/Call for Participation.

To submit for call for participation, please do that this way.

It is highly recommended that presenters review all the material on the Call for Participation page and the associated FAQ before submission. If you have any questions, please contact: wikicampnepal at gmail.com or leave a message at: m:Talk:Wikicamp Nepal 2018/Call for Participation. Please help us spread the word and translate pages, also requested to local sysop to create a Sitenotice about it !

Best regards, Tulsi Bhagat on the behalf of organizing team of Wikicamp Nepal 2018. --ᱟᱢᱤᱨ ᱮ ᱟᱦᱟᱨᱳᱱᱤ (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱒᱐, ᱑᱕ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Hello ᱠᱷᱩᱴ ᱵᱚᱞᱚᱱ ᱦᱚᱨ,
Sorry for writing in English.

We are glad, you are the part of WCN2018. So, you are WCNian. Congratulations! \o/

The Wikicamp Nepal team is currently discussing on the value and planning process of Wikicamp Nepal 2018/19, and is open until 31 May 2019. The goals are to (1) build a shared understanding of the value of Wikicamp Nepal to help guide camp planning and evaluation, and (2) gather broad community input on what new form(s) Wikicamp Nepal 2019 could take.

We'd like to hear from you on this multilingual survey form. Select your language and please send us your response!

If you have any question(s), feel free to contact: wikicampnepal[at]gmail.com or leave a message at: Talk:Wikicamp Nepal 2018. Kindly help us spread and translate this message!

Many thanks,
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk),
WCN2018 Organizing Team; Message sent using MediaWiki message delivery (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱔:᱔᱓, ᱑᱗ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱑᱙ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Regarding Sitenotice on this wiki[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear administrators of this wiki, Now there are currently 5 notices on the sitenotice of this Wikipedia. It makes the user experience bad when such notices are put on the page. I would like you to install Advance site notice on this Wiki to make the experience more better. You can see it's example on Marathi wikisource --Tiven2240 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱓:᱑᱒, ᱔ ᱱᱚᱵᱷᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱑᱙ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

R Ashwani Banjan Murmu: I am not an Administrator on this Wikipedia. There needs to be a Administrator whom I can assist to install this advance feature on this Wiki. I was a admin/technical admin on Marathi wikisource at that time to install that on that wiki. If u can arrange an administrator I can guide how to do the same. Thank you--Tiven2240 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱙:᱓᱐, ᱔ ᱱᱚᱵᱷᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱑᱙ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
Tiven2240: Yes, I am the Administrator it will be nice if you can assist me for this , can I have your mail ID.R Ashwani Banjan Murmu (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱔:᱓᱐, ᱕ ᱱᱚᱵᱷᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱑᱙ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
R Ashwani Banjan Murmu:use this link --Tiven2240 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱓᱔, ᱕ ᱱᱚᱵᱷᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱑᱙ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Hello. Sorry for writing in English. It would be great if Mediawiki's content translation tool is available for Santali language. The project page for this feature is https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Content_translation. Regards and Thanks. RIT RAJARSHI (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱒:᱓᱑, ᱑᱒ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Update: discussed here: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Vtuwo2ur6kx39v9u RIT RAJARSHI (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱒:᱓᱗, ᱑᱒ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Hi!

Ordered lists in Santali are currently shown with Western numbers. Here's a list:

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

It is currently shown like this:

1. One
2. Two
3. Three

Should it be shown with Ol Chiki digits? It will look like this:

᱑. One
᱒. Two
᱓. Three

(It is also possible to put a different character after the number instead of '.', or no character at all.)

Tagging some active users: R Ashwani Banjan Murmu, User:RIT RAJARSHI, Durga Soren, Joy sagar Murmu, MT731, Maina Tudu.

Thanks! --ᱟᱢᱤᱨ ᱮ ᱟᱦᱟᱨᱳᱱᱤ (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱒᱗, ᱑᱕ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

User:Amire80, It is a very good idea and thank you very much. RIT RAJARSHI (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱐᱗, ᱑᱕ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Hii ::Amire80:, it will be good if it will look like following order list, and it will have no significant difference whether we put '.' or not but all are following using '.' after every digit.

᱑. One
᱒. Two
᱓. Three

R Ashwani Banjan Murmu (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱑᱗, ᱑᱕ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

This is now done. Please test it and let me know if it works.

Note: For technical reasons, it can only work on the Firefox browser, and not on Chrome, Safari, Opera, or the Android browser. I am looking for a way to make it work everywhere. --ᱟᱢᱤᱨ ᱮ ᱟᱦᱟᱨᱳᱱᱤ (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱑᱒, ᱑᱖ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Yes. Amire80: it is working and really awesome. Thank you form the santali wikimedia user group.

New Beta Feature next week[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Please help translate to your language.

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 find font problems.

Here's what you need to know:

If you have questions or concerns about this Beta Feature, please contact me. Whatamidoing (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱔:᱒᱐, ᱑᱐ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

The Beta Feature is available now in Special:Preferences. Whatamidoing (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱖:᱑᱑, ᱑᱔ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

CentralNotice banner for Wikipedia Asian Month 2020[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear colleagues, please comment on CentralNotice banner proposal for Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 (1st November to 30st November, 2020). Thank you! --KOKUYO (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱐:᱓᱓, ᱒᱒ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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 ᱑᱓:᱔᱕, ᱒᱘ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Discussion top

ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢᱯᱟᱲᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱟᱪᱟᱨ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨ ᱟᱹᱱᱟᱹᱨᱤ (Universal Code of Conduct) ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱫᱚᱥᱟᱨ ᱛᱷᱚᱠ[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨᱤᱭᱟᱹᱠᱚ, ᱭᱩᱱᱤᱵᱷᱚᱨᱥᱟᱞ ᱠᱳᱰ ᱚᱯᱷᱷ ᱠᱚᱱᱰᱚᱠᱴ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱡᱚᱥ ᱫᱚ  ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱦᱚᱲ ᱵᱟᱛᱟᱣ ᱞᱮᱠᱟ ᱱᱚᱝᱠᱟᱱ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ  ᱡᱚᱠᱷᱟ ᱥᱚᱫᱚᱨᱚᱜᱼᱟ  ᱡᱮᱢᱚᱱ ᱵᱤᱱ ᱵᱚᱛᱚᱨ ᱟᱨ ᱵᱟᱝ ᱦᱟᱨᱠᱮᱛ ᱟᱛᱮ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱯᱨᱳᱡᱮᱠᱴ , ᱠᱮᱢᱯᱮᱱ ᱟᱨ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱱᱤᱨᱟᱹᱭ ᱴᱷᱟᱶ ᱟᱛᱮ ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸᱭ ᱜᱮ  ᱟᱡᱟᱜ ᱮᱱᱮᱢ ᱮ ᱮᱢ ᱫᱟᱲᱮ ᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ ᱾ UCOC ᱠᱩᱯᱩᱞᱤ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱑ᱞᱩ ᱛᱷᱚᱠ ᱪᱟᱞᱟᱣ ᱮᱱ ᱥᱮᱨᱢᱟ ᱢᱩᱪᱟᱹᱫ ᱞᱮᱱᱟ, ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸᱨᱮ  ᱟᱵᱚ ᱟᱭᱢᱟ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱜᱩᱴ ᱠᱚᱣᱟᱜ ᱫᱤᱥ ᱦᱩᱫᱤᱥ ᱟᱨ ᱵᱤᱪᱟᱹᱨ ᱠᱚ ᱜᱚᱴᱟ ᱟᱛᱮ  ᱰᱽᱨᱟᱯᱷᱴ ᱚᱞ ᱯᱨᱚᱥᱛᱟᱵᱽ. ᱚᱱᱟ ᱰᱽᱨᱟᱯᱷᱴ ᱦᱮᱱ ᱥᱟᱹᱨᱤ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱳᱠᱴᱳᱵᱚᱨ ᱑᱓,᱒᱐᱒᱐ ᱨᱮ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱯᱷᱟᱶᱰᱮᱥᱚᱱ ᱨᱮᱱᱜ ᱵᱳᱨᱰ ᱚᱯᱷ ᱴᱨᱚᱥᱴᱤ ᱴᱷᱮᱫ ᱫᱟᱠᱷᱚᱞ ᱞᱮᱱᱟ ᱾ UCOC  ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱫᱚᱥᱟᱨ ᱛᱷᱚᱠ ᱨᱮ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ  ᱯᱷᱟᱶᱰᱮᱥᱚᱱ ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱜᱩᱴ ᱟᱨ ᱠᱮᱢᱯᱮᱱ ᱨᱮ ᱪᱮᱫ ᱞᱮᱠᱟ ᱢᱤᱫ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛᱟᱹᱨᱤ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱨᱟᱭᱨᱤᱛ  ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱩᱼᱟ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱜᱟᱞᱚᱪ ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱭᱮ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱦᱚᱨᱟ ᱟᱨ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱯᱨᱚᱡᱮᱠᱴᱠᱚ ᱟᱵᱚᱨᱤᱱ ᱮᱱᱮᱢᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱠᱚ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱱᱟᱯᱟᱭ ᱟᱨ ᱱᱤᱨᱟᱹᱭ ᱴᱷᱟᱶ ᱵᱮᱱᱟᱣ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱟᱞᱮ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱟᱯᱮᱠᱚᱣᱟᱜ ᱫᱟᱢᱟᱱ ᱢᱚᱱᱚᱛ ᱟᱨ ᱵᱤᱪᱟᱹᱨ ᱵᱟᱰᱟᱭᱡᱚᱝ ᱟᱹᱰᱤ ᱟᱥᱚᱠᱟᱭ ᱛᱮ ᱞᱟᱹᱠᱛᱤ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱡᱟᱹᱨᱩᱲ ᱟᱱ ᱥᱟᱛᱟᱢ  ᱪᱮᱛᱟᱱ ᱨᱮ ᱟᱯᱮᱭᱟᱜ ᱫᱟᱢ ᱟᱱ ᱢᱚᱱᱚᱛ ᱟᱨ ᱵᱤᱪᱟᱹᱨ ᱱᱚᱱᱰᱮ ᱥᱚᱡᱷᱮᱢ ᱯᱮ ᱮᱢ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟᱜ ᱟᱨ ᱵᱟᱝ ᱤᱧᱟᱜ ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱣ ᱥᱟᱦᱴᱟ ᱨᱮᱯᱮ ᱚᱞ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ᱾ᱤᱧᱟᱜ ᱢᱮᱞ ᱟᱭᱰᱤ banand-ctr@wikimedia.org  ᱨᱮᱦᱚᱸᱯᱮ ᱢᱮᱞ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ ᱾ᱥᱟᱨᱦᱟᱣ
(Thank you very much to Shibu Murmu for translating this message in Santali Language. Please put your views and valuable suggestions to make Wikimedia a better and safer place for our contributors. Thanks)--BAnand (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱓:᱕᱓, ᱒᱙ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC) ᱪᱷᱟᱸᱪ:Discussion bottom[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

(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) ᱑᱖:᱓᱑, ᱑ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

[Small wiki toolkits] Bot workshop: 27 February[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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, ᱑᱐:᱑᱑, ᱑᱘ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC) ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨᱤᱭᱟ.:ᱵᱤᱨ​ᱢᱚᱞ

WMF Community Board seats: Upcoming panel discussions[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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), ᱐᱘:᱓᱖, ᱑᱐ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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, ᱐᱗:᱐᱑, ᱑᱖ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

Scanner in Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India) for those interested to scan Santali books/text[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Johar to all the Santali Wikimedia community! Apologies for writing this message in English (I'd really appreciate if any of you could kindly help translate in Santali to make the message accessible). My name is Subhashish and I am from the Odia Wikimedians User Group. I am writing to you all to invite an opportunity for availing a scanner in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Recently, we requested the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program for a specialized scanner that helps scan and digitize books and other printed/handwritten text. The scanner is now housed at Srujanika in Bhubaneswar. Though we mentioned of using the scanner for Odia books, any of you who are in Bhubaneswar can visit the Srujanika office and scan Santali books/text. However, it would be great if you could share your plans a few days in advance by emailing me. I could then connect you with Srujanika. NOTE: Because of the ongoing COVID risks, you might have to take extra precautions for your own safety and the safety of Srujanika staff. --Psubhashish (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱒᱗, ᱑᱓ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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, ᱑᱕:᱕᱒, ᱑᱙ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

Intimation about the Research Proposal on Gender Gap[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear Wikimedians,

Hope you are doing well. We would like to inform you that we (User: Praveenky1589 and User: Nitesh Gill) have proposed a research project for Project Grant. The study will focus on analyzing gender-based differences in leadership of Indian Wikimedia communities. The purpose of the research project is to analyse the growth of projects under different leadership, reasons behind the difference in engagement, contribution and iterations of the project. It also aims to study-

How male and female leadership impacts volunteer contribution and their retention?

The output of events under different leadership and the future of projects and leaders.

The study will be conducted on the last 5 years of online and offline activities. For knowing more about the project please visit the proposal page and share your valuable feedback and suggestions on the talk page. We look forward to refining it more following your valuable inputs and questions. 

Thank you Nitesh Gill (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱗:᱓᱐, ᱑᱙ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Invitation for Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱓:᱕᱔, ᱕ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Call for Election Volunteers: 2021 WMF Board elections[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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) ᱐᱕:᱒᱑, ᱑᱒ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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) ᱑᱐:᱐᱓, ᱑᱙ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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
᱑᱗:᱔᱖, ᱑᱑ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

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

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), ᱑᱐:᱐᱐, ᱑᱙ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

2021 WMF Board election postponed until August 18th[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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), ᱐᱓:᱔᱙, ᱓ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Invitation for Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Wiki Loves Women South Asia 2021
September 1 - September 30, 2021view details!


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 are proud to announce and invite you and your community to participate in the competition. You can learn more about the scope and the prizes at the project page.
Best wishes,

Wiki Loves Women Team

᱑᱘:᱓᱙, ᱑᱓ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

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

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

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

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

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding voting. KCVelaga (WMF), ᱐᱖:᱑᱑, ᱑᱘ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

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

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

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

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), ᱐᱖:᱒᱔, ᱑᱘ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

Here are the links that might be useful for voting.

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

Please let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), ᱐᱕:᱔᱐, ᱒᱙ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Results of 2021 Wikimedia Foundation elections[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

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

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

Read the full announcement here. MediaWiki message delivery (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱒:᱕᱖, ᱘ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

You can also attend the global round table sessions hosted on 18 September - more details can be found on this page. MediaWiki message delivery (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱐:᱔᱗, ᱑᱐ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best, RamzyM (WMF) ᱐᱒:᱔᱖, ᱒᱒ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best,

Movement Strategy & Governance Team, Wikimedia Foundation

᱐᱕:᱕᱐, ᱑᱓ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)

Meet the new Movement Charter Drafting Committee members[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

More languagesPlease help translate to your language

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

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

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

With thanks from the Movement Strategy and Governance team,
RamzyM (WMF) ᱐᱒:᱒᱗, ᱒ ᱱᱚᱵᱷᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱐᱑, ᱒᱘ ᱰᱤᱥᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱑ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

The Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections is now open and will close on 16 February 2022.

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

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

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

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

Join the conversation.

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱐:᱔᱔, ᱑᱒ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Please note an additional question has now been added. There are also several proposals from participants to review and discuss. CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱖:᱕᱗, ᱒᱒ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Question about the Affiliates' role for the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

Hello,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Call for Feedback: Board of Trustees elections so far. The Movement Strategy and Governance team has announced the last key question:

How should affiliates participate in elections?

Affiliates are an important part of the Wikimedia movement. Two seats of the Board of Trustees due to be filled this year were filled in 2019 through the Affiliate-selected Board seats process. A change in the Bylaws removed the distinction between community and affiliate seats. This leaves the important question: How should affiliates be involved in the selection of new seats?

The question is broad in the sense that the answers may refer not just to the two seats mentioned, but also to other, Community- and Affiliate-selected seats. The Board is hoping to find an approach that will both engage the affiliates and give them actual agency, and also optimize the outcomes in terms of selecting people with top skills, experience, diversity, and wide community’s support.

The Board of Trustees is seeking feedback about this question especially, although not solely, from the affiliate community. Everyone is invited to share proposals and join the conversation in the Call for Feedback channels. In addition to collecting online feedback, the Movement Strategy and Governance team will organize several video calls with affiliate members to collect feedback. These calls will be at different times and include Trustees.

Due to the late addition of this third question, the Call will be extended until 16 February.

Join the conversation.

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱖:᱕᱗, ᱒᱒ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 5[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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


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

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

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

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱑᱘, ᱑᱙ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

[Announcement] Leadership Development Task Force[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear community members,

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

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

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

Where to share feedback?

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

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

Date & Time

Thanks for your time.

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱒:᱐᱔, ᱙ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

Details:

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

What’s next?

#1 Community Conversations

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

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

#2 Ratification Voting

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

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

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

Thank you. CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱕᱔, ᱒᱒ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

Movement Strategy and Governance
CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱒᱒, ᱕ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

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

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

Thank you, CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱗:᱑᱖, ᱗ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

Greetings,

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

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

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

Best regards,

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱙:᱕᱖, ᱒᱓ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Announcing Indic Hackathon 2022 and Scholarship Applications[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

In this regard, we would like to invite community members who would like to attend in-person to fill out a form for scholarship application by 17 April, which is available on the event page. Please note that the hackathon won’t be focusing on training of new skills, and it is expected that applications have some experience/knowledge contributing to technical areas of the Wikimedia movement. Please post on the event talk page if you have any queries. MediaWiki message delivery (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱘:᱓᱑, ᱗ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

Dear community members,

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

The conversations are about these questions:

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

Date and Time

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

Regards, CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱐:᱒᱒, ᱑᱗ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Call for Candidates: 2022 Board of Trustees Election[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear community members,

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

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

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

Kindly submit your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees. CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱙:᱐᱑, ᱒᱙ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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

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

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

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

Election volunteers will help in the following areas:

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

Volunteers should:

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

Do you want to be an election volunteer and ensure your community is represented in the vote? Sign up here to receive updates. You can use the talk page for questions about translation.
CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱐:᱓᱒, ᱑᱒ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Santali Wikipedia Adminship Support Of User ᱫᱚᱞᱚᱱ ᱯᱨᱳᱵᱟᱥ[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello Everyone,

I want a test administrator of the Santali Wikipedia community.I want joined adminship to the Santali Wikipedia. I'd like to continue fight vandalism and meaningless content which is still appearing. I think my previous experience of adminship was more or less helpful so it would be nice if I keep having one. Thanks in advance. I have been contributing in Santali Wikipedia which is in incubator and we are trying to make it live. Santali language is an indegenous language which is talked in Eastern india , West bangladesh and Nepal, Bhutan. There is no much work has been done for this language , so I want to make information available through this language in wikipedia. ᱐᱙:᱒᱓, ᱔ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)

Discussion[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Please keep the discussion friendly,

Propose statements for the 2022 Election Compass[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

Hi all,

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

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

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

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

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy & Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱒᱒, ᱑᱒ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Board of Trustees - Affiliate Voting Results[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

Dear community members,

The Affiliate voting process has concluded. Representatives from each Affiliate organization learned about the candidates by reading candidates’ statements, reviewing candidates’ answers to questions, and considering the candidates’ ratings provided by the Analysis Committee. The shortlisted 2022 Board of Trustees candidates are:

See more information about the Results and Statistics of this election.

Please take a moment to appreciate the Affiliate representatives and Analysis Committee members for taking part in this process and helping to grow the Board of Trustees in capacity and diversity. Thank you for your participation.

The next part of the Board election process is the community voting period. View the election timeline here. To prepare for the community voting period, there are several things community members can engage with, in the following ways:

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱙:᱐᱐, ᱒᱐ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 7[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Movement Strategy and Governance News
Issue 7, July-September 2022Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the 7th issue of Movement Strategy and Governance newsletter! The newsletter distributes relevant news and events about the implementation of Wikimedia's Movement Strategy recommendations, other relevant topics regarding Movement governance, as well as different projects and activities supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance (MSG) team of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The MSG Newsletter is delivered quarterly, while the more frequent Movement Strategy Weekly will be delivered weekly. Please remember to subscribe here if you would like to receive future issues of this newsletter.

  • Movement sustainability: Wikimedia Foundation's annual sustainability report has been published. (continue reading)
  • Improving user experience: recent improvements on the desktop interface for Wikimedia projects. (continue reading)
  • Safety and inclusion: updates on the revision process of the Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines. (continue reading)
  • Equity in decisionmaking: reports from Hubs pilots conversations, recent progress from the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, and a new white paper for futures of participation in the Wikimedia movement. (continue reading)
  • Stakeholders coordination: launch of a helpdesk for Affiliates and volunteer communities working on content partnership. (continue reading)
  • Leadership development: updates on leadership projects by Wikimedia movement organizers in Brazil and Cape Verde. (continue reading)
  • Internal knowledge management: launch of a new portal for technical documentation and community resources. (continue reading)
  • Innovate in free knowledge: high-quality audiovisual resources for scientific experiments and a new toolkit to record oral transcripts. (continue reading)
  • Evaluate, iterate, and adapt: results from the Equity Landscape project pilot (continue reading)
  • Other news and updates: a new forum to discuss Movement Strategy implementation, upcoming Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election, a new podcast to discuss Movement Strategy, and change of personnel for the Foundation's Movement Strategy and Governance team. (continue reading)

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱒:᱕᱘, ᱒᱔ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]


Vote for Election Compass Statements[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

Dear community members,

Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for statements to use in the Election Compass. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

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

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

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

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

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

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱐᱔, ᱒᱖ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Delay of Board of Trustees Election[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear community members,

I am reaching out to you today with an update about the timing of the voting for the Board of Trustees election.

As many of you are already aware, this year we are offering an Election Compass to help voters identify the alignment of candidates on some key topics. Several candidates requested an extension of the character limitation on their responses expanding on their positions, and the Elections Committee felt their reasoning was consistent with the goals of a fair and equitable election process.

To ensure that the longer statements can be translated in time for the election, the Elections Committee and Board Selection Task Force decided to delay the opening of the Board of Trustees election by one week - a time proposed as ideal by staff working to support the election.

Although it is not expected that everyone will want to use the Election Compass to inform their voting decision, the Elections Committee felt it was more appropriate to open the voting period with essential translations for community members across languages to use if they wish to make this important decision.

The voting will open on August 23 at 00:00 UTC and close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱔᱓, ᱑᱕ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

WikiConference India 2023: Initial conversations[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ᱐᱖:᱓᱙, ᱒᱔ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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Dear community members,

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

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

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

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

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Hello,

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

Regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱓:᱑᱕, ᱑ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello everyone,

The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Revisions committee is requesting comments regarding the Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period will be open from 8 September 2022 until 8 October 2022.

The Committee collaborated to revise these draft guidelines based on input gathered from the community discussion period from May through July, as well as the community vote that concluded in March 2022. The revisions are focused on the following four areas:

  1. To identify the type, purpose, and applicability of the UCoC training;
  2. To simplify the language for more accessible translation and comprehension by non-experts;
  3. To explore the concept of affirmation, including its pros and cons;
  4. To review the balancing of the privacy of the accuser and the accused

The Committee requests comments and suggestions about these revisions by 8 October 2022. From there, the Revisions Committee anticipates further revising the guidelines based on community input.

Find the Revised Guidelines on Meta, and a comparison page in some languages.

Everyone may share comments in a number of places. Facilitators welcome comments in any language on the Revisions Guideline Talk Page. Comments can also be shared on talk pages of translations, at local discussions, or during conversation hours. There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines.

Conversation hours

The facilitation team supporting this review period hopes to reach a large number of communities. If you do not see a conversation happening in your community, please organize a discussion. Facilitators can assist you in setting up the conversations. Discussions will be summarized and presented to the drafting committee every two weeks. The summaries will be published here.

~ On behalf of the UCoC project team.

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WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ᱐᱗:᱓᱖, ᱑᱙ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

WikiConference India 2023: Proposal to WMF[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Let us know if you have any questions.

Regards, Nitesh Gill, Nivas10798, Neechalkaran, ᱑᱐:᱐᱘, ᱑᱙ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

This policy makes bot access requesting much easier for local users, operators, and stewards. To implement it we only need to create a redirect to this page from Project:Bot policy, and add a line at the top noting that it is used here. If you use or prefer to use a dedicated project page for handling bot flag requests, that is also acceptable. Please read the text at Meta-Wiki before commenting. If you object, please say so; I hope to implement in two weeks if there is no objection, since it is particularly written to streamline bot requests on wikis with little or no community interested in bot access requests. Thank you for your consideration. --Rschen7754 ᱐᱒:᱒᱕, ᱗ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Request for page protection[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Apologies for writing in English. I would like to request protection for ᱟᱥᱦᱨᱟᱯ_ᱢᱟᱞᱤᱠ until the deletion proposal can be evaluated, as it is continually being removed by the page author and various IPs. This is related to d:Q114613361, which has already been deleted five times, but is being held by this article. Thanks, Bovlb (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱑:᱒᱙, ᱑᱓ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Movement Charter: South Asia Regional Consultation[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear community members,

As many of you are aware, the Movement Charter regional consultations have begun. The MCDC seeks community feedback about three sections of the Movement Charter:

  1. Preamble
  2. Values & Principles
  3. Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)

How can you participate?

You can participate by joining the regional consultation for South Asia on 2 December 2022 (Friday) from 14:00 to 15:30 UTC (7:30 PM to 9:00 PM IST) on Google Meet. Kindly add the event to your calendar.

Other ways to share feedback are:

  1. Fill the survey.
  2. Write on the Meta Talk pages: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  3. Write on the Movement Strategy Forum: Preamble, Values & Principles, Roles & Responsibilities (intentions statement)
  4. Email MCDC at movementcharter@wikimedia.org

If you want to learn more about the Movement Charter, its goals, why it matters, and how it impacts your community, a 12-minute recording of one of the “Ask Me Anything about Movement Charter” sessions is available here.

Thanks for your time and interest. CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱔:᱑᱙, ᱒᱘ ᱱᱚᱵᱷᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Community Wishlist Survey 2023 opens in January![ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you! Community Tech, STei (WMF) ᱑᱒:᱕᱙, ᱑᱓ ᱰᱤᱥᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱒ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Feminism and Folklore 2023[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Dear Wiki Community,

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year 2023,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2023 writing competition from February 1, 2023, to March 31, 2023 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a fountain tool or dashboard.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the fountain/dashboard link on the meta project page.

This year we would be supporting the community's financial aid for Internet and childcare support. This would be provided for the local team including their jury and coordinator team. This support is opt-in and non mandatory. Kindly fill in this Google form and mark a mail to support@wikilovesfolklore.org with the subject line starting as [Stipend] Name or Username/Language. The last date to sign up for internet and childcare aid from our team is 20th of January 2023, We encourage the language coordinators to sign up their community on this link by the 25th of January 2023.

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2023 International Team

Stay connected  

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

How to vote?

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

Who can vote?

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

What happens after the vote?

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

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱐:᱓᱔, ᱘ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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Hello all,

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

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

On behalf of the UCoC Project Team,

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱒:᱓᱕, ᱑᱗ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

errors detected by the Check Wiki project[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

errors detected by Check Wiki project can be fixed using WPCleaner. i assume it requies admin to enable and configure. i request to enable on our wiki. thank you. Gunyam (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱕:᱔᱓, ᱑᱓ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

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Hello community members,

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

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

This update comes in response to several things:

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

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

For further information, please consult:

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Legal Team,

CSinha (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱘:᱒᱐, ᱒᱒ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Your wiki will be in read only soon[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Trizek (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱑:᱒᱑, ᱒᱗ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2023: We are back![ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the third edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2023. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage. We accept contribution in every language! The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia in your language! Also, we plan to set up a banner to notify users of the possibility to participate in such a challenge!

ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk) 07:58, 1 March 2023 (UTC)

Wikimania 2023 Welcoming Program Submissions[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023? Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28. The event will have dedicated hybrid blocks, so virtual submissions and pre-recorded content are also welcome. If you have any questions, please join us at an upcoming conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at wikimania@wikimedia.org or on Telegram. More information on-wiki.

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

Hello,

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

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

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

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

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) ᱑᱙:᱐᱐, ᱒᱖ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Automatic citations based on ISBN are broken[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

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

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

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

Elitre (WMF), on behalf of the Editing team.

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Selection of the U4C Building Committee[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

-- UCoC Project Team, ᱐᱔:᱒᱐, ᱒᱗ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)

MinT Machine Translation enabled and plans to deploy Content and Section Translation in Santali Wikipedia[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

{{int:Hello}} Santali Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in your language, {{int:Please help translate}} to your language.

The WMF Language team has added a machine translation (MT) system supporting [https://sat.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslation Content Translation] for the first time in your Wikipedia called MinT; you can use MinT machine translation when translating Wikipedia articles using the Content Translation tool.

The WMF Language team provides the MinT service. It is hosted in the Wikimedia Foundation Infrastructure with neural machine translation models that other organizations have released with an open-source license. MinT integrates translation based on NLLB-200 and OpusMT and will replace those as separate options. This MT will be set as default in your Wikipedia. Still, you can choose not to use it by selecting "Start with empty paragraph" from the "Initial Translation" dropdown menu.

Since MinT is hosted in the WMF Infrastructure and the models are open source, it adheres to Wikipedia's policies about attribution of rights, your privacy as a user and brand representation. You can find more information about the MinT Machine translation and the models on this page.

Please note that the use of the MinT MT is not compulsory. However, we would want your community to:

  • use it to improve the quality of the Machine Translation service
  • please provide feedback about the service and its quality, and the service you prefer as default for your Wikipedia.


Plans to deploy the Content and Section translation tool

Now that you have Machine Translation support in your Wikipedia, We will enable the Content and Section translation by default to your Wikipedia if there are no objections from your community.

The Section Translation extends the capabilities of Content Translation to support mobile devices. On mobile, the tool will:

  • Guide you to translate one section at a time in order to expand existing articles or create new ones
  • Make it easy to transfer knowledge across languages anytime from your mobile device

After enabling it, we’ll monitor the content created with the tools and process all the feedback. In any case, feel free to try the current implementation of the Section Translation tool in our testing instance and raise any concerns or questions you may already have as a reply to this message or on the project talk page

We trust that introducing this MT is a good support to the Content and Section Translation tool once it is enabled.

Thank you!

UOzurumba (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱔:᱓᱔, ᱓᱑ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC) On behalf of the WMF Language team.[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

ᱟᱹᱰᱤ ᱟᱭᱢᱟ ᱥᱟᱨᱦᱟᱣ, ᱤᱧ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱥᱟᱛᱟᱢ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨ ᱠᱟᱛᱮᱧ ᱧᱮᱞ ᱞᱮᱜᱟ ᱠᱮᱫᱟ, ᱢᱚᱡ ᱜᱮ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱦᱩᱭᱩᱜ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ᱾ ᱢᱮᱱᱠᱷᱟᱱ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱥᱩᱫᱷᱨᱟᱹᱣ ᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱟᱨᱦᱚᱸ ᱵᱷᱟᱜᱮ ᱚᱨᱡᱚ ᱧᱟᱢ ᱨᱮᱭᱟᱜ ᱟᱸᱥ ᱨᱮ ᱢᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱞᱮᱭᱟ᱾ ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ🙏
ᱥᱟᱹᱜᱩᱱ ᱗ (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱖:᱑᱕, ᱓ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
It's cool. We had been waiting for this feature since long. Thanks to the WMF Language team.-- ℝ𝕒𝕞𝕛𝕚𝕥 𝕋𝕦𝕕𝕦 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱔᱘, ᱓ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
Wao,this is a great news for us, I tried and its is working good, except few exceptions which are manageable we believe they will be improved over the time. Thanks UOzurumba (WMF) for intimating us. We were eagerly waiting this features in our wiki since beginning of our project. R Ashwani Banjan Murmu (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱒:᱓᱘, ᱔ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
This is what we have been waiting for years for:
"""
The Section Translation extends the capabilities of Content Translation to support mobile devices. On mobile, the tool will:
Guide you to translate one section at a time in order to expand existing articles or create new ones
Make it easy to transfer knowledge across languages anytime from your mobile device
"""
I have tried the current implementation of the Section Translation tool in the Test Wikipedia. The tool was easy to use, and I have not experienced any lag so far, MinT translation was giving 70-80 % accurate translation which is totally ok as we also have to make manual suggestion.
Our wiki will soon turn 5 years old, and this will be a wonderful gift. We are also planning to organize an editathon by next week. I am really excited to use this tool in the upcoming editathon.!!
I am very thankful to the WMF Language team for their wonderful support and hard work in developing accessibility tools that make it easier for contributors to contribute to Wikipedia. I am also grateful to my active Santali Wikipedians for keeping this Wikipedia alive. Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱒:᱓᱔, ᱕ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Wikidata Training Sessions for Santali Community[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Greetings!

As you are already aware after getting survey responses from the community and a long discussion, A2K has planned the Wikidata training sessions for the Santali Community. The training sessions will be happened in series every Sunday according to the modules which are divided into 5 training sessions. The first session will be conducted on 18 June 2023 (as per the community's availability and agreement) at 11:00 am. If you have not sign-in for the training session please add your name here. The session details are below:

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱔:᱒᱔, ᱑᱗ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Wikidata Training Sessions for Santali Community: 2nd Session[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello everyone, our first session went successfully last Sunday. This is the second session in our ongoing series of sessions. If anyone from the community is still interested, please sign up here. The session will be held on Sunday at 11:00 am. You can find more information here. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱔:᱓᱘, ᱒᱓ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Announcing the new Elections Committee members[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

Hello there,

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

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

On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱑᱘:᱐᱐, ᱒᱘ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

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

Hello all,

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

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

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

Best,

RamzyM (WMF), on behalf of the U4C Building Committee, ᱑᱕:᱓᱕, ᱒᱘ ᱚᱜᱚᱥᱴ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Invitation to join the Param Vir Chakra Edit-a-thon[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Param Vir Chakra Edit-a-thon

15 September - 20 September 2023Read more!

The Odia Wikimedians user Group is organizing an online edit-a-thon on different language Wikipedia to create or improve the articles about the recipients of Param Vir Chakra, the highest military decoration of India, awarded for displaying distinguished acts of valor during wartime.

This is an invitation to participate this edit-a-thon. If you are interested, add your community name here.

Regards,

Sangram Keshari Senapati

Organizer from Odia Wikimedians User Group

Ssgapu22 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱐:᱑᱖, ᱙ ᱥᱮᱯᱴᱮᱢᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Announcing Indic Wikimedia Hackathon 2023 and Invitation to Participate[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Dear Wikimedians,

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

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

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

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

Best, Indic MediaWiki Developers UG, ᱐᱔:᱔᱐, ᱔ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)

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

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

On behalf of the Committee Support team,

Review and comment on the 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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

Dear all,

Please review and comment on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection rules package from now until 29 October 2023. The selection rules package was based on older versions by the Elections Committee and will be used in the 2024 Board of Trustees selection. Providing your comments now will help them provide a smoother, better Board selection process. More on the Meta-wiki page.

Best,

Katie Chan
Chair of the Elections Committee

᱐᱑:᱑᱓, ᱑᱗ ᱚᱠᱴᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱒᱐᱒᱓ (UTC)

Do you use Wikidata in Wikimedia sibling projects? Tell us about your experiences[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English.

Hello, the Wikidata for Wikimedia Projects team at Wikimedia Deutschland would like to hear about your experiences using Wikidata in the sibling projects. If you are interested in sharing your opinion and insights, please consider signing up for an interview with us in this Registration form.
Currently, we are only able to conduct interviews in English.

The front page of the form has more details about what the conversation will be like, including how we would compensate you for your time.

For more information, visit our project issue page where you can also share your experiences in written form, without an interview.
We look forward to speaking with you, Danny Benjafield (WMDE) (talk) 08:53, 5 January 2024 (UTC)

Making MinT a default Machine Translation for your Wikipedia[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello Santali Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in your native language, Please help translate to your language.

The WMF Language team wants to make MinT the default machine translation support in Santali Wikipedia Content Translation. MinT uses the IndicTrans2 machine translation model, which recently has a new version.

Our proposal to set MinT as the default machine translation service in this Wikipedia will expose contributors to open source service by default and allow them to switch to other services if they prefer those services. Contributors can decide to switch to another translation service that is not default if they prefer the service, which will be helpful in analysing user preferences in the future.

The WMF Language team is requesting feedback from members of this community in this thread if making the MinT the default translation service is okay in Santali Wikipedia. If there are no objections to the above proposal. In that case, MinT will become the default machine translation in this Wikipedia by the 6th of February 2024.

Thank you for your feedback.

UOzurumba (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱓:᱔᱑, ᱑᱗ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC) On behalf of the WMF Language team.[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

>> Apologies as this message is not in your native language, Please help translate to your language.
It's totally ok UOzurumba.
Hi, @UOzurumba (WMF) I'm writing to share some feedback on the current MinT translation experience:
  1. MinT without IndicTrans: While I recognize IndicTrans' potential, I find its current results inconsistent. For now, MinT without it delivers better quality translations.
  2. Alternative option: I discovered Glosbe Translate (https://translate.glosbe.com/en-sat/who/), which seems to use an NLLB model and produces promising results.
  3. Recommendations:
    1. Revert to previous settings: Consider temporarily reverting to MinT without IndicTrans until its quality improves.
    2. Option for model selection: Implement a user-selectable option between IndicTrans and NLLB (e.g., Glosbe) models.
    3. Integrate Glosbe Translate: Explore integrating Glosbe Translate as an alternative model.
Thanks Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱒:᱕᱘, ᱑᱑ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
Hi, Translated the message here and started the toipc here at the end. Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱐᱔, ᱑᱑ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
I will soon start a new discussion regarding the addition of new machine tranlslation tools, alongside MinT to get other people opinion. Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱔᱔, ᱑᱑ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Feminism and Folklore 2024[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Please help translate to your language

Dear Wiki Community,

You are humbly invited to organize the Feminism and Folklore 2024 writing competition from February 1, 2024, to March 31, 2024 on your local Wikipedia. This year, Feminism and Folklore will focus on feminism, women's issues, and gender-focused topics for the project, with a Wiki Loves Folklore gender gap focus and a folk culture theme on Wikipedia.

You can help Wikipedia's coverage of folklore from your area by writing or improving articles about things like folk festivals, folk dances, folk music, women and queer folklore figures, folk game athletes, women in mythology, women warriors in folklore, witches and witch hunting, fairy tales, and more. Users can help create new articles, expand or translate from a generated list of suggested articles.

Organisers are requested to work on the following action items to sign up their communities for the project:

  1. Create a page for the contest on the local wiki.
  2. Set up a campaign on CampWiz tool.
  3. Create the local list and mention the timeline and local and international prizes.
  4. Request local admins for site notice.
  5. Link the local page and the CampWiz link on the meta project page.

This year, the Wiki Loves Folklore Tech Team has introduced two new tools to enhance support for the campaign. These tools include the Article List Generator by Topic and CampWiz. The Article List Generator by Topic enables users to identify articles on the English Wikipedia that are not present in their native language Wikipedia. Users can customize their selection criteria, and the tool will present a table showcasing the missing articles along with suggested titles. Additionally, users have the option to download the list in both CSV and wikitable formats. Notably, the CampWiz tool will be employed for the project for the first time, empowering users to effectively host the project with a jury. Both tools are now available for use in the campaign. Click here to access these tools

Learn more about the contest and prizes on our project page. Feel free to contact us on our meta talk page or by email us if you need any assistance.

We look forward to your immense coordination.

Thank you and Best wishes,

Feminism and Folklore 2024 International Team

Stay connected  

--MediaWiki message delivery (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱒᱖, ᱑᱘ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Wiki Loves Folklore is back![ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Please help translate to your language

Dear Wiki Community, You are humbly invited to participate in the Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 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 31st of March.

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

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

-- MediaWiki message delivery (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱒᱖, ᱑᱘ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to announce that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter is now open. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll now through 2 February 2024. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C Charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱑᱘:᱐᱘, ᱑᱙ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Last days to vote on the Charter for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hello all,

I am reaching out to you today to remind you that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) charter will close on 2 February 2024. Community members may cast their vote and provide comments about the charter via SecurePoll. Those of you who voiced your opinions during the development of the UCoC Enforcement Guidelines will find this process familiar.

The current version of the U4C charter is on Meta-wiki with translations available.

Read the charter, go vote and share this note with others in your community. I can confidently say the U4C Building Committee looks forward to your participation.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱑᱗:᱐᱐, ᱓᱑ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ MinT ᱢᱤᱫ ᱰᱤᱯᱷᱚᱞᱴ ᱢᱤᱥᱤᱱ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟᱤᱭᱟᱹ[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Below is a translation of the original post by @UOzurumba_(WMF) --Making MinT a default Machine Translation for your Wikipedia

ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱯᱨᱚᱡᱮᱠᱴ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ MinT ᱫᱚ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱞᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱠᱚᱱᱴᱮᱱᱴ ᱴᱨᱟᱱᱥᱞᱮᱴ ᱨᱮ ᱰᱤᱯᱚᱞᱴ ᱢᱤᱥᱤᱱ ᱴᱨᱟᱱᱥᱞᱮᱴ ᱥᱚᱯᱳᱨᱴ ᱦᱩᱭᱩᱜ ᱢᱟᱸ ᱢᱮᱱᱛᱮ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ ᱴᱤᱢ ᱫᱚᱭ ᱩᱫᱩᱜ ᱥᱚᱫᱚᱨ ᱟᱠᱟᱫᱟ ᱾ MinT ᱫᱚ IndicTrans2 ᱢᱤᱥᱤᱱ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱢᱚᱰᱮᱞ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨᱟ, ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸ ᱫᱚ ᱱᱟᱣᱟ ᱢᱤᱫᱴᱟᱹᱝ ᱱᱟᱶᱟ ᱦᱟᱹᱞᱤᱭᱟᱹᱠ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾

MinT ᱫᱚ ᱱᱚᱣᱟ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱢᱩᱬᱩᱛ ᱢᱤᱥᱤᱱ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱥᱮᱵᱟ ᱞᱮᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱥᱮᱞᱮᱫᱚᱜ ᱢᱟ ᱢᱮᱱᱛᱮ ᱟᱵᱚᱣᱟᱜ ᱯᱨᱳᱡᱮᱠᱴ ᱫᱚ ᱟᱞᱜᱟ ᱛᱮ ᱚᱯᱮᱱ ᱥᱳᱨᱥ ᱥᱮᱵᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱥᱮᱞᱮᱫᱚᱜ ᱟ ᱟᱨ ᱩᱱᱠᱩ ᱮᱴᱟᱜ ᱥᱮᱵᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱥᱮᱞᱮᱫᱚᱜ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱫᱟᱣ ᱮ ᱮᱢᱟ ᱠᱚᱣᱟ ᱡᱩᱫᱤ ᱩᱱᱠᱩ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱥᱮᱵᱟ ᱠᱚ ᱵᱷᱟᱹᱜᱤ ᱠᱚ ᱧᱟᱢᱟ ᱾ ᱵᱮᱵᱷᱟᱨᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱫᱚ ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸ ᱮᱴᱟᱜ ᱢᱮᱥᱤᱱ ᱛᱟᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱥᱤᱥᱴᱚᱢ ᱦᱚᱸ ᱛᱟᱭᱚᱢ ᱛᱮ ᱵᱟᱪᱷᱟᱣ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ ᱠᱚ ᱾

ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱯᱨᱚᱡᱮᱠᱴ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ MinT ᱫᱚ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱰᱤᱯᱷᱚᱞᱴ ᱴᱨᱟᱱᱥᱞᱮᱥᱚᱱ ᱥᱮᱵᱟ ᱞᱮᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱵᱮᱱᱟᱣ ᱦᱩᱭᱩᱜ ᱟ ᱥᱮ ᱵᱟᱝ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ ᱯᱷᱳᱨᱢᱮᱥᱚᱱ ᱴᱤᱢ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱵᱟᱵᱚᱛ ᱟᱵᱚᱣᱟᱜ ᱛᱮᱞᱟ ᱛᱟᱹᱝᱜᱤ ᱨᱮ ᱢᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱠᱟᱣᱟ ᱾ ᱡᱩᱫᱤ ᱟᱢ ᱱᱟᱶᱟ ᱦᱟᱹᱞᱤᱭᱟᱹᱠ ᱠᱟᱱ MinT ᱥᱟᱞᱟᱜ ᱪᱮᱫ ᱟᱯᱚᱛ ᱵᱟᱹᱱᱩᱜ ᱛᱟᱢ ᱠᱷᱟᱱ, MinT ᱫᱚ ᱖ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ ᱦᱟᱹᱵᱤᱡ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ ᱣᱤᱠᱤᱯᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱰᱤᱯᱷᱚᱞᱴ ᱢᱤᱥᱤᱱ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱞᱮᱠᱷᱟ ᱛᱟᱦᱮᱸᱱᱟ ᱾

ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸᱭ ᱠᱚ ᱡᱟᱦᱱᱟᱜ ᱞᱟᱹᱭ ᱥᱟᱱᱟ ᱯᱮ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱞᱟᱛᱟᱨ ᱨᱮ ᱠᱚᱢᱮᱱᱴ ᱛᱟᱵᱚᱱ ᱯᱮ :-

Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱐᱑, ᱑᱑ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Strong support -- ᱱᱤᱛ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱛᱮ MinT ᱜᱮ ᱰᱤᱯᱷᱚᱞᱴ ᱛᱟᱦᱮᱸ ᱞᱟᱹᱠᱛᱤ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾ Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱕:᱔᱖, ᱑᱑ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Announcing the results of the UCoC Coordinating Committee Charter ratification vote[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Dear all,

Thank you everyone for following the progress of the Universal Code of Conduct. I am writing to you today to announce the outcome of the ratification vote on the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee Charter. 1746 contributors voted in this ratification vote with 1249 voters supporting the Charter and 420 voters not. The ratification vote process allowed for voters to provide comments about the Charter.

A report of voting statistics and a summary of voter comments will be published on Meta-wiki in the coming weeks.

Please look forward to hearing about the next steps soon.

On behalf of the UCoC Project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱑᱘:᱒᱔, ᱑᱒ ᱯᱷᱮᱵᱽᱨᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month 2024: We are back![ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the MFA of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the forth edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 1st until 31st March 2024. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that are now part of world heritage. We accept contribution in every language! The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia in your language! Also, we plan to set up a banner to notify users of the possibility to participate in such a challenge! ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (talk)

Report of the U4C Charter ratification and U4C Call for Candidates now available[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello all,

I am writing to you today with two important pieces of information. First, the report of the comments from the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) Charter ratification is now available. Secondly, the call for candidates for the U4C is open now through April 1, 2024.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members are invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Per the charter, there are 16 seats on the U4C: eight community-at-large seats and eight regional seats to ensure the U4C represents the diversity of the movement.

Read more and submit your application on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱑᱖:᱒᱕, ᱕ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees 2024 Selection[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Dear all,

This year, the term of 4 (four) Community- and Affiliate-selected Trustees on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees will come to an end [1]. The Board invites the whole movement to participate in this year’s selection process and vote to fill those seats.

The Elections Committee will oversee this process with support from Foundation staff [2]. The Board Governance Committee created a Board Selection Working Group from Trustees who cannot be candidates in the 2024 community- and affiliate-selected trustee selection process composed of Dariusz Jemielniak, Nataliia Tymkiv, Esra'a Al Shafei, Kathy Collins, and Shani Evenstein Sigalov [3]. The group is tasked with providing Board oversight for the 2024 trustee selection process, and for keeping the Board informed. More details on the roles of the Elections Committee, Board, and staff are here [4].

Here are the key planned dates:

  • May 2024: Call for candidates and call for questions
  • June 2024: Affiliates vote to shortlist 12 candidates (no shortlisting if 15 or less candidates apply) [5]
  • June-August 2024: Campaign period
  • End of August / beginning of September 2024: Two-week community voting period
  • October–November 2024: Background check of selected candidates
  • Board's Meeting in December 2024: New trustees seated

Learn more about the 2024 selection process - including the detailed timeline, the candidacy process, the campaign rules, and the voter eligibility criteria - on this Meta-wiki page, and make your plan.

Election Volunteers

Another way to be involved with the 2024 selection process is to be an Election Volunteer. Election Volunteers are a bridge between the Elections Committee and their respective community. They help ensure their community is represented and mobilize them to vote. Learn more about the program and how to join on this Meta-wiki page.

Best regards,

Dariusz Jemielniak (Governance Committee Chair, Board Selection Working Group)

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Results#Elected

[2] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Committee:Elections_Committee_Charter

[3] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Minutes:2023-08-15#Governance_Committee

[4] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee/Roles

[5] Even though the ideal number is 12 candidates for 4 open seats, the shortlisting process will be triggered if there are more than 15 candidates because the 1-3 candidates that are removed might feel ostracized and it would be a lot of work for affiliates to carry out the shortlisting process to only eliminate 1-3 candidates from the candidate list.

MPossoupe_(WMF)᱑᱙:᱕᱗, ᱑᱒ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Hi, I have applied for a new bot flag here. Please have a look at it. Nokib Sarkar (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱐:᱑᱕, ᱖ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Vote now to select members of the first U4C[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Dear all,

I am writing to you to let you know the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is open now through May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Please share this message with members of your community so they can participate as well.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱒᱐:᱒᱐, ᱒᱕ ᱮᱯᱨᱤᱞ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Sign up for the language community meeting on May 31st, 16:00 UTC[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello all,

The next language community meeting is scheduled in a few weeks - May 31st at 16:00 UTC. If you're interested, you can sign up on this wiki page.

This is a participant-driven meeting, where we share language-specific updates related to various projects, collectively discuss technical issues related to language wikis, and work together to find possible solutions. For example, in the last meeting, the topics included the machine translation service (MinT) and the languages and models it currently supports, localization efforts from the Kiwix team, and technical challenges with numerical sorting in files used on Bengali Wikisource.

Do you have any ideas for topics to share technical updates related to your project? Any problems that you would like to bring for discussion during the meeting? Do you need interpretation support from English to another language? Please reach out to me at ssethi(__AT__)wikimedia.org and add agenda items to the document here.

We look forward to your participation!

MediaWiki message delivery ᱒᱑:᱒᱒, ᱑᱔ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Feedback invited on Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Dear community members,

The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback on a draft Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle. This draft Procedure outlines proposed steps and requirements for opening and closing Wikimedia Sibling Projects, and aims to ensure any newly approved projects are set up for success. This is separate from the procedures for opening or closing language versions of projects, which is handled by the Language Committee or closing projects policy.

You can find the details on this page, as well as the ways to give your feedback from today until the end of the day on June 23, 2024, anywhere on Earth.

You can also share information about this with the interested project communities you work with or support, and you can also help us translate the procedure into more languages, so people can join the discussions in their own language.

On behalf of the CAC,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱐᱒:᱒᱖, ᱒᱒ ᱢᱮ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Announcing the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello,

The scrutineers have finished reviewing the vote results. We are following up with the results of the first Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) election.

We are pleased to announce the following individuals as regional members of the U4C, who will fulfill a two-year term:

  • North America (USA and Canada)
  • Northern and Western Europe
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • Central and East Europe (CEE)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • East, South East Asia and Pacific (ESEAP)
  • South Asia

The following individuals are elected to be community-at-large members of the U4C, fulfilling a one-year term:

Thank you again to everyone who participated in this process and much appreciation to the candidates for your leadership and dedication to the Wikimedia movement and community.

Over the next few weeks, the U4C will begin meeting and planning the 2024-25 year in supporting the implementation and review of the UCoC and Enforcement Guidelines. Follow their work on Meta-wiki.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱐᱘:᱑᱕, ᱓ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now on Meta[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hi everyone,

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now up on Meta in more than 20 languages for your reading.

What is the Wikimedia Movement Charter?

The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

Join the Wikimedia Movement Charter “Launch Party”

Join the “Launch Party” on June 20, 2024 at 14.00-15.00 UTC (your local time). During this call, we will celebrate the release of the final Charter and present the content of the Charter. Join and learn about the Charter before casting your vote.

Movement Charter ratification vote

Voting will commence on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. You can read more about the voting process, eligibility criteria, and other details on Meta.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment on the Meta talk page or email the MCDC at mcdc@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱐᱘:᱔᱔, ᱑᱑ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Wikimedia Technology Summit (WTS) 2024 - Scholarships[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Wikimedia Technology Summit (WTS) 2024 is focused on using technology to enhance inclusivity across Wikipedia and its associated projects. We aim to explore strategies for engaging underrepresented communities and languages while also strengthening the technical foundation. By fostering collaboration between developers, users, and researchers, we can unite our efforts to create, innovate, and advance the technology that drives open knowledge.

We invite community members residing in India who are interested in attending WTS 2024 in person to apply for scholarships by July 10, 2024. The summit will be held at IIIT Hyderabad, India, in October 2024.
To apply, please fill out the application form by clicking this link].
On behalf of the WTS 2024 Scholarship Committee : Kasyap (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱙:᱐᱓, ᱑᱑ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Plans to enable MinT for Wiki readers in Santali Wikipedia[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello Santali Wikipedians!

Apologies as this message is not in your language, Please help translate to your language.

The WMF Language team has been working on MinT for Wiki Readers. This feature will allow communities to access more content that is only available in other languages with machine translation in Wikipedia. We will be enabling the initial version of this feature first in Igbo Wikipedia, and your Wikipedia is the next to test and have this feature since it will be beneficial for reading content in other languages. For this, our team would like you to read about the feature and test it so you can:

  • Ask us questions
  • Tell us how to improve the feature
  • Give us your feedback on enabling it in your Wikipedia

About the feature

The MinT for Wiki Readers is a feature that will allow readers of Santali Wikipedia to expand their reading options and knowledge beyond the language they are familiar with in Wikipedia. For instance, if someone is interested in a topic or content that only exists in the Japanese language and the person is not familiar with the language. While using the mobile web version of Wikipedia, the reader can access the machine translation version of that content in the Santali language from the language selector or the article's footer (as shown in the media files below).

These machine-generated translations of content are clearly identified as such, and the human-created content is surfaced and recommended if available.

This feature is in its initial development. It is an early and functional version, and many aspects will be improved based on your community member's feedback on what works and what can be improved to better support your needs as readers.

How to try the tool

Before we enable this feature in your Wikipedia by the 26th June 2024, we invite members of your community to try MinT for Wiki Readers in your Wikipedia at Special:AutomaticTranslation and give us early feedback in this thread or on this talk page. Our team would like to know your impression on:

  • How do you use the feature
  • Anything we should consider for our plans to enable it?
  • Your ideas for improving it.

We greatly appreciate your time and effort in testing this tool. We eagerly look forward to your valuable feedback and questions, which will be instrumental in the further development of this feature. Thank you.

On behalf of the WMF Language team. UOzurumba (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱒᱒:᱑᱒, ᱑᱓ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Johar 🙏🙏 @UOzurumba (WMF), Fantastic, sorry for replying late here. Love the new feature that translates any language articles to Santali! I'm thrilled to be an early adopter of the new automatic translation feature, especially for Santali content!. While I haven't been able to fully test it due to traveling through remote areas, I did manage a preliminary exploration, and I'm eager to share some initial thoughts.

The ability to seamlessly translate any article into Santali is incredibly impressive. This feature can bridge the gap for readers who want to consume content without actively contributing translations themselves. There are many articles which are only availabe in Santali, which may be read by others too. Great for readers who just want to enjoy content.

Here, I have got some creative ideas:
  1. Give a Pop-up Notification: Explain what automatic translation is when someone opens a translated article. Mark these articles differently from regular ones to avoid confusion, maybe by changing background colour.
  2. Improve Translations: readers can help improve translations, If possible to draft the current automatic translated article for future translation.
  3. List: Create a list of article which were viewed as automated translation, so that more priority can be given to translate those article and increase viewership.
  4. Eye Care Reminder: Add a pop-up reminding users to take breaks while reading. With the exciting prospect of this new feature, we can expect even more readers to delve into our content. To ensure their well-being during extended reading sessions, incorporating a gentle reminder to take breaks every 15 minutes would be a valuable addition. This revision removes the negative connotation of "addicted" and emphasizes the positive aspects of increased readership.
Thanks
Excited about this feature! Rocky 734 (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱑᱘:᱓᱓, ᱑᱘ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]
Thank you @Rocky 734, for sharing your ideas.
Your idea of having a Pop-up notification to explain automatic translation and marking the articles differently from the regular ones to avoid confusion was considered. We provided an icon and a label at the top and footer of articles to indicate they are automatic translations and not human-curated content, as shown below. Also, the footer label has a link for people to learn more about automatic translation.
A notice to learn more about the automatic translation
A notice to learn more about the automatic translation
,
A label distinguishing the page from human-curated one.
A label distinguishing the page from human-curated one.
Regarding your suggestion for readers to improve translations, currently, machine translations are provided by machine learning models, which cannot be updated immediately. For now, the alternative we provide is to write a human-curated translation of the contents with Content Translation. It does not cover the use-case of making a small, quick fix when finding an issue in machine-translated content. We have plans to support this with community-provided translations (more details in this ticket). In this way, users can make corrections to the specific translation of a sentence. That correction will be incorporated into a translation memory system, making it immediately available for future machine translation requests. Creating this system is exciting since it can help to improve machine translation quality. However, it is not a trivial effort, so it will still take some time.
We have noted your third and fourth suggestions.
Once again, thank you so much for your feedback; since there are no objections, we will enable the feature. UOzurumba (WMF) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱔:᱓᱒, ᱒᱖ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Voting to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now open – cast your vote[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello everyone,

The voting to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now open. The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

The final version of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is available on Meta in different languages and attached here in PDF format for your reading.

Voting commenced on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. Please read more on the voter information and eligibility details.

After reading the Charter, please vote here and share this note further.

If you have any questions about the ratification vote, please contact the Charter Electoral Commission at cec@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the CEC,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱑᱐:᱕᱒, ᱒᱕ ᱡᱩᱱ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Voting to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter is ending soon[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello everyone,

This is a kind reminder that the voting period to ratify the Wikimedia Movement Charter will be closed on July 9, 2024, at 23:59 UTC.

If you have not voted yet, please vote on SecurePoll.

On behalf of the Charter Electoral Commission,

RamzyM (WMF) ᱐᱓:᱔᱕, ᱘ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

U4C Special Election - Call for Candidates[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

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Hello all,

A special election has been called to fill additional vacancies on the U4C. The call for candidates phase is open from now through July 19, 2024.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members are invited to submit their applications in the special election for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

In this special election, according to chapter 2 of the U4C charter, there are 9 seats available on the U4C: four community-at-large seats and five regional seats to ensure the U4C represents the diversity of the movement. No more than two members of the U4C can be elected from the same home wiki. Therefore, candidates must not have English Wikipedia, German Wikipedia, or Italian Wikipedia as their home wiki.

Read more and submit your application on Meta-wiki.

In cooperation with the U4C,

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk) ᱐᱐:᱐᱓, ᱑᱐ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]

Visual Editor: Small change in the reference list coming up[ᱯᱷᱮᱰᱟᱛ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ]

Hello and apologies for writing in English. There is a small change coming up for the editing view in Visual Editor on your wiki: The format of reference numbers in the reference list that you see while editing with Visual Editor will change from ᱑) to ᱑.

This is a side effect of the work conducted by the Technical Wishes team on a new sub-referencing feature. The work is needed for fixing some general numbering issues in Visual Editor. We expect this change to be effective later this week. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know here. -- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (ᱜᱟᱞᱢᱟᱨᱟᱣ) ᱐᱗:᱔᱙, ᱑᱕ ᱡᱩᱞᱟᱭ ᱒᱐᱒᱔ (UTC)[ᱛᱮᱞᱟ]