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Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019[Hlela umthombo]

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Uthando luyinto ebaluleke kakhulu ebuntwini futhi luboniswa emasikweni ahlukene nasezifundeni ngezindlela ezihlukene emhlabeni wonke ngokusebenzisa ukushukuma komzimba, imikhosi, imikhosi kanye nokubhala inkulumo yale mizwa ecebile nenhle, sidinga usizo lwakho ukuze sabelane futhi sisakaze ukujula kwamasiko isifunda ngasinye esinaso, okungcono kakhulu ukuthi abantu bakuleso sifunda balugubha kanjani uthando.

[[c: Commons: Wiki Loves Love | Wiki Loves Love (WLL)] a mncintiswano wokuthwebula izithombe wamazwe omhlaba weWikimedia Commons onobufakazi besifundo sothando okwenzeka ngenyanga kaFebhuwari.

Inhloso yokuqala yalo mncintiswano ukubhala imibhalo yothando ngokuhlukahluka kwamasiko abantu njengezigodlo, imicikilisho, isithombe esibonisa ukuthambekela kwezimpawu zesisa, nezinto ezixubile ezisetshenziswe njengophawu lothando; ukukhombisa izindatshana embhalweni wamahhala we-Wikipedia womhlaba wonke, namanye amaphrojekthi weWikimedia Foundation (WMF).

Ingqikithi yonyaka ka-2019 ithi 'Imikhosi, Imikhosi, Imikhosi kanye namasiko othando.' '

Bhalisa umlingani wakho noma umuntu ngamunye ekhasini Abahlanganyeli.

Ukwazi kabanzi ngalo mncintiswano, hlola i- Commons Page no- FAQs

Kunemiklomelo eminingana yokubamba. Ngiyethemba ukukubona usakaza uthando kuloFebhuwari ngeWiki Loves Love!

Ozithobayo,

I-Wiki Loves Love Team

Cabanga ... isamba salo lonke uthando!

- Ukulethwa kwemiyalezo ye-MediaWiki ([Umsebenzisi uyakhuluma: Ukulethwa komyalezo weMediaWiki [inkulumo]] 10: 10, 27, azibandlela 2018 (UTC)

Machine translation support enabled today for Content Translation[Hlela umthombo]

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Sawubona, usekelo lokuhumusha ngomshini we- Okuhunyushiwe kokuqukethwe (isici se-beta) manje sekunwetshiwe futhi sanikwa amandla abasebenzisi beWikipedia, ngokufakwa kwe Google Humusha. Ingasetshenziswa lapho uhumusha izindatshana zeWikipedia nge-Okuhunyushwa Okuqukethwe. Ukuze uqale ukusebenzisa le nsiza, sicela ukhethe i - Google Humusha kusuka kumenyu yokudonsela phansi okuzenzakalelayo oyibona kubha eseceleni ngemuva kokuqala ukuhumusha i-athikili.

Uyacelwa ukuthi uqaphele, ukuhumusha ngomshini kuyatholakala kuzo zonke izilimi ezisekelwa i-Google Humusha, kepha ukuhumusha okuqukethwe kungasasebenza ngendlela ejwayelekile yokuhumusha kusuka kuzo zonke izilimi, kusekelwa noma ngaphandle komshini wokuxhaswa komshini. Ngenkathi ukuhumusha komshini kukhona ukusiza ukudala okuqukethwe kalula, sithanda ukugcizelela ukuthi ngaphambi kokushicilela, okuqukethwe kokugcina kufanele kubuyekezwe njalo ukugwema amaphutha nokucacisa. Siyethemba ukuthi umphakathi wakho we-wiki uzothola le nsiza entsha ilusizo, nokuthi izokusiza ukuthi wakhe ama-athikili amaningi ngolimi lwakho.

I-Wikimedia Foundation ne-Google bahlanganyele ukusebenza [ Ngeminye imininingwane, sikucela ukuthi ubheke ngomusa imininingwane mayelana izinsizakalo zokuhumusha ngomshini ku-Ukuhumusha Okuqukethwe nange [ ]]. Ungaphinde ufunde i- isimemezelo esikhulu ezindabeni zeWikimedia. Uyacelwa ukuthi uqaphele, ukuhumusha okwenziwe kusetshenziswa ukuhumusha kokuqukethwe kusetshenziselwa ukuthuthukisa nezinsizakalo zokuhumusha ngomshini.

Sivivile insizakalo ukuze isetshenziswe, kepha kungaba nezinkinga ezingaziwa esingazazi okwamanje. Sicela usazise ku- ikhasi le-Talk Talk uma ubhekana nezinkinga usebenzisa ukuhumusha okuqukethwe. Lo mlayezo ubhalwe ngesiNgisi kuphela futhi sizothokoza kakhulu uma ungahunyushelwa kwabanye abasebenzisi be-Wikipedia.

Ngiyabonga. - Esikhundleni sethimba loLimi le-WMF: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) ( talk) 16:15, 9 Umasingana 2019 (UTC)

FileExporter beta feature[Hlela umthombo]

Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:42, 14 Umasingana 2019 (UTC)

Talk to us about talking[Hlela umthombo]

Trizek (WMF) 15:01, 21 uNhlolanja 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says sign up today!

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

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

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

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 17:40, 13 uMbasa 2019 (UTC)

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

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

10:57, 8 uNdasa 2019 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request[Hlela umthombo]

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The Wikimedia Foundation has published a Medium-Term Plan proposal covering the next 3–5 years. We want your feedback! Please leave all comments and questions, in any language, on the talk page, by April 20. Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 12 uNdasa 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Editing News #1—July 2019[Hlela umthombo]

18:32, 23 uNtulikazi 2019 (UTC)

Free encyclopedia in Zulu[Hlela umthombo]

Hi!

The current logo of the Zulu Wikipedia at the top of the page appears in English. It should be translated into Zulu, as it is in most languages.

Unfortunately I don't know Zulu, but if anyone can tell me the good translation for "The Free Encyclopedia", I can get the logo made.

An important thing to note is that the word "Free" must have the meaning of "freedom" or "liberty" and not "zero dollars".

I asked several people who know Zulu, and I received these suggestions:

  1. Umthombo wenkululeko wolwazi
  2. Umqulu-wolwazi okhululekile
  3. Umqulu okhululekile wolwazi

Is any of these a good translation? Can anyone suggest something better?

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:24, 3 uNcwaba 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Amire80:, I think the third translation is better and conveys the tag line more clearly. -- Thuvack (talk) 05:30, 3 Umasingana 2021 (UTC)

Update on the consultation about office actions[Hlela umthombo]

Hello all,

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your input! -- The Trust & Safety team 08:03, 16 uNcwaba 2019 (UTC)

New tools and IP masking[Hlela umthombo]

14:18, 21 uNcwaba 2019 (UTC)

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

-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:14, 30 uMandulo 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Feedback wanted on Desktop Improvements project[Hlela umthombo]

07: 18, 16 Mfumfu 2019 (UTC)

<! - Umlayezo othunyelwe nguMsebenzisi: Quiddity (WMF) @metawiki usebenzisa uhlu ku-https: //meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Quiddity_(WMF)/Global_message_delivery_split_4&oldid=19462890 ->

Beta feature "Reference Previews"[Hlela umthombo]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:47, 23 uMfumfu 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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

11:12, 29 uMfumfu 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month 2019[Hlela umthombo]

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kwesokudla | i-frameless

'Inyanga ye-Wikipedia Asia' ibuyile! Sikufisela inhlanhla nonke emncintiswaneni. Imihlahlandlela eyisisekelo yomncintiswano ingatholakala ekhasini lakho lendawo ye-Wikipedia Asia Month. Ngeminye imininingwane, bheka ekhasini lethu leMeta kubahleli.

Ngibheke phambili ukuhlangana namanxusa alandelayo e-Wikipedia Asia Month 2019!

Ngosizo olwengeziwe lokuhlela umcimbi ungaxhunyiwe ku-inthanethi, thintana neqembu lethu lamazwe aphesheya on wiki noma nge-imeyili. Singajabulela ukuhunyushwa kwalomyalezo ngolimi lwendawo ngabahumushi bokuzithandela. Ngiyabonga!

Iqembu Lezizwe lase-Wikipedia Asia.

Ukulethwa kwemiyalezo ye-MediaWiki ([Umsebenzisi uyakhuluma: Ukulethwa komyalezo weMediaWiki [inkulumo]]) 16:57, 31 uMfumfu 2019 (UTC)

<! - Umlayezo othunyelwe nguMsebenzisi: Tiven2240 @ metawiki usebenzisa uhlu ku-https: //meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Tiven2240/WAM&oldid=19499019 ->

Extension of Wikipedia Asian Month contest[Hlela umthombo]

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

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

Wikipedia Asian Month International Team

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:16, 27 uLwezi 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves Folklore[Hlela umthombo]

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Hello Folks,

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

Kind regards,
Wiki Loves Folklore International Team
— Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk)
sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:15, 18 Umasingana 2020 (UTC)

Movement Learning and Leadership Development Project[Hlela umthombo]

Hello

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

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

-- LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 19:01, 22 Umasingana 2020 (UTC)

Additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[Hlela umthombo]

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

You might know the new interface for edit conflicts (currently a beta feature). Now, Wikimedia Germany is designing an additional interface to solve edit conflicts on talk pages. This interface is shown to you when you write on a discussion page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you do. With this additional editing conflict interface you can adjust the order of the comments and edit your comment. We are inviting everyone to have a look at the planned feature. Let us know what you think on our central feedback page! -- For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) 14:15, 26 uNhlolanja 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Editing news 2020 #1 – Discussion tools[Hlela umthombo]

19:27, 8 uNdasa 2020 (UTC)

Iselesele[Hlela umthombo]

Hi, sorry for the English. I'm not a native Zulu speaker and would like to know how to write sentences introducing frog species (iselesele). I haven't quite mastered Zulu noun classes yet, so I'd be happy to get some help.

For example, would this sentence be correct?

Umgqagqa i-Argusa (Hyperolius argus) yiselesele.

The frog names are from:

  • Phaka FM, Netherlands EC, Kruger DJD, Du Preez LH (March 2019). "Folk taxonomy and indigenous names for frogs in Zululand, South Africa". Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 15 (1): 17. doi:10.1186/s13002-019-0294-3. PMID 30914047. 

Umgqagqa (talk) 07:43, 13 uNhlangulana 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Editing news 2020 #2[Hlela umthombo]

20:33, 17 uNhlangulana 2020 (UTC)

Annual contest Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos[Hlela umthombo]

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP)

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

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

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

With kind regards,

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, Communities Liaison, On behalf of the Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 08:24, 1 uNtulikazi 2020 (UTC)

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

Feedback on movement names[Hlela umthombo]

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

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

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

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

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement, --The Brand Project team, 19:42, 2 uNtulikazi 2020 (UTC)

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

Editing news 2020 #3[Hlela umthombo]

12:55, 9 uNtulikazi 2020 (UTC)

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

Sent by m:User:Elitre (WMF) 20:10, 9 uNtulikazi 2020 (UTC) - m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement [reply]

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

Max Klemm (WMDE) 09:14, 6 uNcwaba 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on September 1st[Hlela umthombo]

Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:49, 26 uNcwaba 2020 (UTC)[reply]

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


Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

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

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

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

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 09:49, 3 uMandulo 2020 (UTC)

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

Invitation to participate in the conversation[Hlela umthombo]

Wiki of functions naming contest[Hlela umthombo]

21:23, 29 uMandulo 2020 (UTC)

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

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

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

Thank you! Qgil-WMF (talk) 17:17, 7 uMfumfu 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Important: maintenance operation on October 27[Hlela umthombo]

-- Trizek (WMF) (talk) 17:11, 21 uMfumfu 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki of functions naming contest - Round 2[Hlela umthombo]

22:10, 5 uLwezi 2020 (UTC)

Call for insights on ways to better communicate the work of the movement[Hlela umthombo]

ELappen (WMF) (talk) 18:56, 18 uLwezi 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[Hlela umthombo]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

18:09, 20 uLwezi 2020 (UTC)

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

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

2020 Coolest Tool Award Ceremony on December 11th[Hlela umthombo]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021[Hlela umthombo]

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

00:52, 15 uZibandlela 2020 (UTC)

Moving Wikimania 2021 to a Virtual Event[Hlela umthombo]

Wikimania's logo.

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

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

ESEAP Core Organizing Team, Wikimania Steering Committee, Wikimedia Foundation Events Team, 15:16, 27 Umasingana 2021 (UTC)

Project Grant Open Call[Hlela umthombo]

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

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

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

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

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrantsTemplate:Atwikimedia.org. Please help us translate this message to your local language. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:01, 28 Umasingana 2021 (UTC)

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

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL owl says sign up today!

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

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

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

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

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

--12:57, 1 uNhlolanja 2021 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Folklore 2021 is back![Hlela umthombo]

Please help translate to your language

Wiki Loves Folklore Logo.svg

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

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

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

Kind regards,

Wiki loves Folklore International Team

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:25, 6 uNhlolanja 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Feminism & Folklore 1 February - 31 March[Hlela umthombo]

Please help translate to your language

Greetings!

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

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

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

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

Feminism and Folklore team,

Joy Agyepong (talk) 02:40, 16 uNhlolanja 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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

Please help translate to your language

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,
--Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:13, 18 uNhlolanja 2021 (UTC)[reply]

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

Please help translate to your language

Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,
--Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:51, 18 uNhlolanja 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikifunctions logo contest[Hlela umthombo]

01:47, 2 uNdasa 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct – 2021 consultations[Hlela umthombo]

Universal Code of Conduct Phase 2[Hlela umthombo]

Please help translate to your language

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

Drafting Committee: Call for applications[Hlela umthombo]

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

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

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

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

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

-- Xeno (WMF) (talk) 22:09, 5 uMbasa 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Global bot policy changes[Hlela umthombo]

Line numbering coming soon to all wikis[Hlela umthombo]

-- Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 15:09, 12 uMbasa 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suggested Values[Hlela umthombo]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 14:09, 22 uMbasa 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Suggested Values[Hlela umthombo]

Timur Vorkul (WMDE) 19:36, 22 uMbasa 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Request for your feedback on improving the Content Translation tool for Zulu Wikipedia[Hlela umthombo]

Hello Zulu Wikipedians!

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

The WMF language team is reaching out to your community, the Zulu Wikipedia, about the Content translation tool.

We noticed that articles created with the Content Translation tool in your wiki are deleted more than in other Wikipedias. We say this because, from our statistics, 5157 articles were added to Zulu Wikipedia in 2020. Out of the above figure, only 11 of them were translated using the Content Translation tool; 6 of the articles added with Content translation were deleted. The deletion rate and the tool's low usage signals a problem or deficiencies that might be peculiar to Zulu Wikipedia. The Content Translation tool can increase content creation in your Wikipedia. Also, it is an excellent way to efficiently introduce newcomers to adding content and expand on existing ones.

So we, the WMF Language team will like to get answers from members of your community on the following questions:

  • What deficiencies do articles created with the Content translation tool have that makes them not of good quality?
  • What makes it challenging to use the tool to create content in your Wikipedia.
  • How can this tool be improved to make it more user-friendly and efficient to add good quality content in your language Wikipedia?

We believe that the answers to the above questions are good ways to get insight into improving the tool for your community and others. Please, feel free to provide us feedback in this thread or email us your feedback using the title of this message as your subject.

Thank you so much, as we look forward to your participation.


UOzurumba (WMF) (talk) 19:11, 26 uNhlaba 2021 (UTC) On behalf of the WMF Language team.[reply]

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1[Hlela umthombo]

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


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

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

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

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

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:06, 11 uNhlangulana 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions[Hlela umthombo]

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Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:18, 16 uNhlangulana 2021 (UTC)[reply]

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team

Editing news 2021 #2[Hlela umthombo]

14:14, 24 uNhlangulana 2021 (UTC)

Server switch[Hlela umthombo]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 01:19, 27 uNhlangulana 2021 (UTC)[reply]

New Wikipedia Library collections and design update (August 2021)[Hlela umthombo]

Hello Wikimedians!

The TWL OWL says log in today!

The Wikipedia Library is pleased to announce the addition of new collections, alongside a new interface design. New collections include:

Additionally, De Gruyter and Nomos have been centralised from their previous on-wiki signup location on the German Wikipedia. Many other collections are freely available by simply logging in to The Wikipedia Library with your Wikimedia login!

We are also excited to announce that the first version of a new design for My Library was deployed this week. We will be iterating on this design with more features over the coming weeks. Read more on the project page on Meta.

Lastly, an Echo notification will begin rolling out soon to notify eligible editors about the library (T132084). If you can translate the notification please do so at TranslateWiki!

--The Wikipedia Library Team 13:23, 11 uNcwaba 2021 (UTC)

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

Request for comment notification[Hlela umthombo]

Here is a link to a RFC on Meta concerning all Wikimedia projects. Best, Lionel Scheepmans (talk) 00:55, 17 uNcwaba 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Universal Code of Conduct - Enforcement draft guidelines review[Hlela umthombo]

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:

Wikimania 2021 session (recorded 16 August)
Conversation hours - 24 August, 31 August, 7 September @ 03:00 UTC & 14:00 UTC
Roundtable calls - 18 September @ 03:00 UTC & 15:00 UTC

Summaries of discussions will be posted every two weeks here.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Xeno (WMF) 23:20, 17 uNcwaba 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election has come to an end[Hlela umthombo]

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election! Voting closed August 31 at 23:59. The official data, including the four most voted candidates, will be announced as soon as the Elections Committee completes their review of the ballots. The official announcement of the new trustees appointed will happen later, once the selected candidates have been confirmed by the Board.

6,946 community members from 216 wiki projects have voted. This makes 10.2% global participation, 1.1% higher than in the last Board elections. In 2017, 5167 people from 202 wiki projects cast their vote. A full analysis is planned to be published in a few days when the confirmed results are announced. In the meantime, you can check the data produced during the election.

Diversity was an important goal with these elections. Messages about the Board election were translated into 61 languages. This outreach worked well. There were 70 communities with eligible voters voting in this election for the first time. With your help, next year’s Board of Trustees election will be even better.

10:03, 2 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)

The 2022 Community Wishlist Survey will happen in January[Hlela umthombo]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 00:23, 7 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)[reply]

2021 Wikimedia Board of Trustees Election Result[Hlela umthombo]

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:

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. Best, Zuz (WMF) (talk) 10:51, 8 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee ending 14 September 2021[Hlela umthombo]

Movement Strategy announces the Call for Candidates for the Movement Charter Drafting Committee. The Call opens August 2, 2021 and closes September 14, 2021.

The Committee is expected to represent diversity in the Movement. Diversity includes gender, language, geography, and experience. This comprises participation in projects, affiliates, and the Wikimedia Foundation.

English fluency is not required to become a member. If needed, translation and interpretation support is provided. Members will receive an allowance to offset participation costs. It is US$100 every two months.

We are looking for people who have some of the following skills:

  • Know how to write collaboratively. (demonstrated experience is a plus)
  • Are ready to find compromises.
  • Focus on inclusion and diversity.
  • Have knowledge of community consultations.
  • Have intercultural communication experience.
  • Have governance or organization experience in non-profits or communities.
  • Have experience negotiating with different parties.

The Committee is expected to start with 15 people. If there are 20 or more candidates, a mixed election and selection process will happen. If there are 19 or fewer candidates, then the process of selection without election takes place.

Will you help move Wikimedia forward in this important role? Submit your candidacy here. Please contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org with questions.

Xeno (WMF) 17:02, 10 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Server switch[Hlela umthombo]

SGrabarczuk (WMF) (inkulumo) 00:45, 11 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Talk to the Community Tech[Hlela umthombo]

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Read this message in another languagePlease help translate to your language

Hello!

As we have recently announced, we, the team working on the Community Wishlist Survey, would like to invite you to an online meeting with us. It will take place on September 15th, 23:00 UTC on Zoom, and will last an hour. Click here to join.

Agenda

Format

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes without attribution will be taken and published on Meta-Wiki. The presentation (first three points in the agenda) will be given in English.

We can answer questions asked in English, French, Polish, and Spanish. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the Community Wishlist Survey talk page or send to sgrabarczuk@wikimedia.org.

Natalia Rodriguez (the Community Tech manager) will be hosting this meeting.

Invitation link

See you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (inkulumo) 03:04, 11 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Select You the question statements for candidates of Drafting Committee Movement Charter[Hlela umthombo]

Into 2021-10-04 11:59:59 UTC you can select question statements for the candidates of Drafting Committee Movement Charter. ✍️ Dušan Kreheľ (talk) 23:31, 29 uMandulo 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter drafting committee is now open[Hlela umthombo]

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

Xeno (WMF) 02:25, 14 uMfumfu 2021 (UTC)[reply]