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- 1 Posible Copyvio
- 2 SUL finalization update
- 3 Axuda con Category:Ports in Porto do Son
- 4 Stewards confirmation rules
- 5 Nominations are being accepted for 2015 Wikimedia Foundation elections
- 6 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections 2015
- 7 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections 2015
- 8 Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot core
- 9 HTTPS
- 10 Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF images
- 11 What does a Healthy Community look like to you?
- 12 Wiki Loves Monuments 2015
- 13 How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?
- 14 Introducing the Wikimedia public policy site
- 15 Open call for Individual Engagement Grants
- 16 Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals!
- 17 Reimagining WMF grants report
- 18 Community Wishlist Survey
- 19 Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors needed
- 20 Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign
- 21 Community Wishlist Survey
- 22 Get involved in Wikipedia 15!
- 23 2016 WMF Strategy consultation
- 24 La Guardia
- 25 Server switch 2016
- 26 Como editar datos dunha imaxe
- 27 Save/Publish
- 28 RevisionSlider
- 29 Creative Commons 4.0
- 30 Password reset
- 31 Adding to the above section (Password reset)
- 32 Help test offline Wikipedia
- 33 New way to edit wikitext
- 34 Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
- 35 Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process
- 36 We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)
- 37 Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections
- 38 Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May
- 39 Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections
- 40 Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View
- 41 RevisionSlider
- 42 Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)
- 43 Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections
- 44 Accessible editing buttons
- 45 Changes to the global ban policy
- 46 New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers
- 47 AdvancedSearch
- 48 Global preferences are available
- 49 Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS
- 50 New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS
- 51 Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from now
- 52 Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 October
- 53 The GFDL license on Commons
- 54 Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 October
- 55 The Community Wishlist Survey
- 56 Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web
- 57 Community Wishlist Survey vote
- 58 Advanced Search
- 59 New Wikimedia password policy and requirements
- 60 Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019
- 61 FileExporter beta feature
- 62 Talk to us about talking
- 63 Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 April
- 64 Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback request
- 65 Update on the consultation about office actions
- 66 New tools and IP masking
- 67 The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just started
A imaxe "File talk:Puerto vicente.jpg" semella ser un caso de copyvio desde esta web: http://www.buscoamarre.com/puerto-deportivo-pedras-negras-179.html. Pedro --P.Lameiro (Conversa) 18:40, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
SUL finalization updateEdit
Axuda con Category:Ports in Porto do SonEdit
Non entendo o que pasa con esa páxina. Por favor, mirade as categorías en que está e despois, ao editala, comprobade que non son aquelas en que eu quixen que estea. Apertas e grazas--Lmbuga (talk) 21:47, 8 April 2015 (UTC) Síntoo, solucionado: Erro infantil--Lmbuga (talk) 21:49, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Stewards confirmation rulesEdit
Hello, I made a proposal on Meta to change the rules for the steward confirmations. Currently consensus to remove is required for a steward to lose his status, however I think it's fairer to the community if every steward needed the consensus to keep. As this is an issue that affects all WMF wikis, I'm sending this notification to let people know & be able to participate. Best regards, --MF-W 16:12, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
I am pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Wikimedia Foundation Elections. This year the Board and the FDC Staff are looking for a diverse set of candidates from regions and projects that are traditionally under-represented on the board and in the movement as well as candidates with experience in technology, product or finance. To this end they have published letters describing what they think is needed and, recognizing that those who know the community the best are the community themselves, the election committee is accepting nominations for community members you think should run and will reach out to those nominated to provide them with information about the job and the election process.
This year, elections are being held for the following roles:
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long term sustainability of the Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. There are three positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the board elections page.
Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC elections page.
Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) Ombud
The FDC Ombud receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled. More information about this role can be found at the FDC Ombudsperson elections page.
The candidacy submission phase lasts from 00:00 UTC April 20 to 23:59 UTC May 5 for the Board and from 00:00 UTCApril 20 to 23:59 UTC April 30 for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson. This year, we are accepting both self-nominations and nominations of others. More information on this election and the nomination process can be found on the 2015 Wikimedia elections page on Meta-Wiki.
Please feel free to post a note about the election on your project's village pump. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the talk page on Meta, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections -at- wikimedia.org
Voting has begun for eligible voters in the 2015 elections for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson. Questions and discussion with the candidates for the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) and FDC Ombudsperson will continue during the voting. Nominations for the Board of Trustees will be accepted until 23:59 UTC May 5.
The Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) makes recommendations about how to allocate Wikimedia movement funds to eligible entities. There are five positions on the committee being filled.
The FDC Ombudsperson receives complaints and feedback about the FDC process, investigates complaints at the request of the Board of Trustees, and summarizes the investigations and feedback for the Board of Trustees on an annual basis. One position is being filled.
The voting phase lasts from 00:00 UTC May 3 to 23:59 UTC May 10. Click here to vote. Questions and discussion with the candidates will continue during that time. Click here to ask the FDC candidates a question. Click here to ask the FDC Ombudsperson candidates a question. More information on the candidates and the elections can be found on the 2015 FDC election page, the 2015 FDC Ombudsperson election page, and the 2015 Board election page on Meta-Wiki.
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is the ultimate governing authority of the Wikimedia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the United States. The Wikimedia Foundation manages many diverse projects such as Wikipedia and Commons.
Pywikibot compat will no longer be supported - Please migrate to pywikibot coreEdit
Sorry for English, I hope someone translates this.
Pywikibot (then "Pywikipediabot") was started back in 2002. In 2007 a new branch (formerly known as "rewrite", now called "core") was started from scratch using the MediaWiki API. The developers of Pywikibot have decided to stop supporting the compat version of Pywikibot due to bad performance and architectural errors that make it hard to update, compared to core. If you are using pywikibot compat it is likely your code will break due to upcoming MediaWiki API changes (e.g. T101524). It is highly recommended you migrate to the core framework. There is a migration guide, and please contact us if you have any problem.
There is an upcoming MediaWiki API breaking change that compat will not be updated for. If your bot's name is in this list, your bot will most likely break.
The Pywikibot development team, 19:30, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
22:00, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Proposal to create PNG thumbnails of static GIF imagesEdit
There is a proposal at the Commons Village Pump requesting feedback about the thumbnails of static GIF images: It states that static GIF files should have their thumbnails created in PNG. The advantages of PNG over GIF would be visible especially with GIF images using an alpha channel. (compare the thumbnails on the side)
This change would affect all wikis, so if you support/oppose or want to give general feedback/concerns, please post them to the proposal page. Thank you. --McZusatz (talk) & MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:08, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
What does a Healthy Community look like to you?Edit
The Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new learning campaign. The WMF wants to record community impressions about what makes a healthy online community. Share your views and/or create a drawing and take a chance to win a Wikimania 2016 scholarship! Join the WMF as we begin a conversation about Community Health. Contribute a drawing or answer the questions on the campaign's page.
Why get involved?Edit
The world is changing. The way we relate to knowledge is transforming. As the next billion people come online, the Wikimedia movement is working to bring more users on the wiki projects. The way we interact and collaborate online are key to building sustainable projects. How accessible are Wikimedia projects to newcomers today? Are we helping each other learn?
Share your views on this matter that affects us all!
We invite everyone to take part in this learning campaign. Wikimedia Foundation will distribute one Wikimania Scholarship 2016 among those participants who are eligible.
- All participants must have a registered user of at least one month antiquity on any Wikimedia project before the starting date of the campaign.
- Wiki link: Community Health learning campaign
- URL https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Evaluation/Community_Health_learning_campaign
- Contact: María Cruz / Twitter: WikiEval #CommunityHealth / email: eval wikimedia · org
Wiki Loves Monuments 2015Edit
Ola! veño para anunciar que Wikimedia España organizará a quinta edición do concurso fotográfico Wiki Loves Monuments, co fin de recompilar material gráfico libre do patrimonio monumental. Nesta edición imos dar máis protagonismo aos monumentos e municipios dos que aínda non temos fotografía ningunha. Organizamos un equipo de voluntarios, ao que vos animamos a unirvos, e cos que podedes colaborar na realización de artigos, listas, categorización de imaxes en Commons, promoción do concurso, etc. Para iso podedes contestar neste fío ou escribindo a algún dos voluntarios ou aos capítulos organizadores. Tamén vos animamos a ir sacando fotos para o mes de setembro. Para poder organizar o concurso solicitamos este grant á Fundación Wikimedia, que podedes avaliar e apoiar se vos parece interesante. Un saúdo. --Millars (talk) 16:17, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?Edit
My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.
The Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback about how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants, to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project. Ways to participate:
- Respond to questions on the discussion page of the idea.
- Join a small group conversation.
- Learn more about this consultation.
Feedback is welcome in any language.
Introducing the Wikimedia public policy siteEdit
We are excited to introduce a new Wikimedia Public Policy site. The site includes resources and position statements on access, copyright, censorship, intermediary liability, and privacy. The site explains how good public policy supports the Wikimedia projects, editors, and mission.
Visit the public policy portal: https://policy.wikimedia.org/
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Open call for Individual Engagement GrantsEdit
My apologies for posting this message in English. Please help translate it if you can.
Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants program is accepting proposals until September 29th to fund new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental ideas that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), Individual Engagement Grants can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.
- Submit a grant request
- Get help with your proposal in IdeaLab or an upcoming Hangout session
- Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants
Only one week left for Individual Engagement Grant proposals!Edit
(Apologies for using English below, please help translate if you are able.)
There is still one week left to submit Individual Engagement Grant (IEG) proposals before the September 29th deadline. If you have ideas for new tools, community-building processes, and other experimental projects that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers, start your proposal today! Please encourage others who have great ideas to apply as well. Support is available if you want help turning your idea into a grant request.
- Submit a grant request
- Get help with your proposal in IdeaLab
- Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants
Reimagining WMF grants reportEdit
(My apologies for using English here, please help translate if you are able.)
Last month, we asked for community feedback on a proposal to change the structure of WMF grant programs. Thanks to the 200+ people who participated! A report on what we learned and changed based on this consultation is now available.
Come read about the findings and next steps as WMF’s Community Resources team begins to implement changes based on your feedback. Your questions and comments are welcome on the outcomes discussion page.
With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 16:56, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Community Wishlist SurveyEdit
Wikimania 2016 scholarships ambassadors neededEdit
If you want to carefully review nearly a thousand applications in January, you might be a perfect committee member. Otherwise, you can volunteer as "ambassador": you will observe all the committee activities, ensure that people from your language or project manage to apply for a scholarship, translate scholarship applications written in your language to English and so on. Ambassadors are allowed to ask for a scholarship, unlike committee members.
Wikimania 2016 scholarships subteam 10:47, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.
As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.
We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.
Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.
(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)
Thank you for your participation!
Community Wishlist SurveyEdit
As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!
People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.
Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:
- Join/host an event. We already have more than 80, and hope to have many more.
- Talk to local press. In the past 15 years, Wikipedia has accomplished extraordinary things. We’ve made a handy summary of milestones and encourage you to add your own. More resources, including a press release template and resources on working with the media, are also available.
- Design a Wikipedia 15 logo. In place of a single icon for Wikipedia 15, we’re making dozens. Add your own with something fun and representative of your community. Just use the visual guide so they share a common sensibility.
- Share a message on social media. Tell the world what Wikipedia means to you, and add #wikipedia15 to the post. We might re-tweet or share your message!
Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.
Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team
2016 WMF Strategy consultationEdit
- Please help translate to your language
The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has launched a consultation to help create and prioritize WMF strategy beginning July 2016 and for the 12 to 24 months thereafter. This consultation will be open, on Meta, from 18 January to 26 February, after which the Foundation will also use these ideas to help inform its Annual Plan. (More on our timeline can be found on that Meta page.)
Your input is welcome (and greatly desired) at the Meta discussion, 2016 Strategy/Community consultation.
Apologies for English, where this is posted on a non-English project. We thought it was more important to get the consultation translated as much as possible, and good headway has been made there in some languages. There is still much to do, however! We created m:2016 Strategy/Translations to try to help coordinate what needs translation and what progress is being made. :)
If you have questions, please reach out to me on my talk page or on the strategy consultation's talk page or by email to email@example.com.
Chegoume unha mensaxe en que se refería esta ligazón: Корисник:FelixBot/сирочићи/5.
Considero unha aberración a inclusión de A Guarda nesta páxina de desambuguación, non respecta as decisións do estado español referida aos topónimos.
Se alguén quere loitar e expresar que o catastro español, escrito en español, emprega o topónimo A Guarda...
Eu non domino inglés abondo.
Server switch 2016Edit
The Wikimedia Foundation will be testing its newest data center in Dallas. This will make sure Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia wikis can stay online even after a disaster. To make sure everything is working, the Wikimedia Technology department needs to conduct a planned test. This test will show whether they can reliably switch from one data center to the other. It requires many teams to prepare for the test and to be available to fix any unexpected problems.
They will switch all traffic to the new data center on Tuesday, 19 April.
On Thursday, 21 April, they will switch back to the primary data center.
Unfortunately, because of some limitations in MediaWiki, all editing must stop during those two switches. We apologize for this disruption, and we are working to minimize it in the future.
You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis for a short period of time.
- You will not be able to edit for approximately 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 19 April and Thursday, 21 April, starting at 14:00 UTC (15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EDT, 07:00 PDT).
If you try to edit or save during these times, you will see an error message. We hope that no edits will be lost during these minutes, but we can't guarantee it. If you see the error message, then please wait until everything is back to normal. Then you should be able to save your edit. But, we recommend that you make a copy of your changes first, just in case.
- Background jobs will be slower and some may be dropped.
Red links might not be updated as quickly as normal. If you create an article that is already linked somewhere else, the link will stay red longer than usual. Some long-running scripts will have to be stopped.
- There will be a code freeze for the week of 18 April.
No non-essential code deployments will take place.
This test was originally planned to take place on March 22. April 19th and 21st are the new dates. You can read the schedule at wikitech.wikimedia.org. They will post any changes on that schedule. There will be more notifications about this. Please share this information with your community. /User:Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:07, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Como editar datos dunha imaxeEdit
Boa noite. Esta tardiña subín algunhas fotos a través de Wikimedia Commons, e agora observo un erro na info dun arquivo (concretamente BidouredoIgrexa.JPG), e non atino a saber como editalos. O fallo está en que puxen "Igrexa parroquial de Bidouredo (Antas de Ulla)"; e onde di "Antas de Ulla" debería indicar "Monterroso". Agradezo indicacións á vez que solicito a corrección canto antes. Grazas --Satna (talk) 20:52, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:56, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
Creative Commons 4.0Edit
Hello! I'm writing from the Wikimedia Foundation to invite you to give your feedback on a proposed move from CC BY-SA 3.0 to a CC BY-SA 4.0 license across all Wikimedia projects. The consultation will run from October 5 to November 8, and we hope to receive a wide range of viewpoints and opinions. Please, if you are interested, take part in the discussion on Meta-Wiki.
Apologies that this message is only in English. This message can be read and translated in more languages here. Joe Sutherland (talk) 01:34, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
I apologise that this message is in English. ⧼Centralnotice-shared-help-translate⧽
We are having a problem with attackers taking over wiki accounts with privileged user rights (for example, admins, bureaucrats, oversighters, checkusers). It appears that this may be because of weak or reused passwords.
Community members are working along with members of multiple teams at the Wikimedia Foundation to address this issue.
In the meantime, we ask that everyone takes a look at the passwords they have chosen for their wiki accounts. If you know that you've chosen a weak password, or if you've chosen a password that you are using somewhere else, please change those passwords.
Adding to the above section (Password reset)Edit
Help test offline WikipediaEdit
New way to edit wikitextEdit
James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --19:32, 14 December 2016 (UTC)
Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy processEdit
Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.
This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.
The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:
- Update 1 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (15 December 2016)
- Introduction to process and information about budget spending resolution to support it
- Update 2 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (23 December 2016)
- Start of search for Lead Architect for movement strategy process
- Update 3 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (8 January 2017)
- Plans for strategy sessions at upcoming Wikimedia Conference 2017
- Update 4 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (11 January 2017)
- Introduction of williamsworks
- Update 5 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 February 2017)
- The core movement strategy team, team tracks being developed, introduction of the Community Process Steering Committee, discussions at WikiIndaba conference 2017 and the Wikimedia movement affiliates executive directors gathering in Switzerland
- Update 6 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 February 2017)
- Tracks A & B process prototypes and providing feedback, updates on development of all four Tracks
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy processEdit
Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.
Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.
Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:
- Update 7 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (16 February 2017)
- Development of documentation for Tracks A & B
- Update 8 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (24 February 2017)
- Introduction of Track Leads for all four audience tracks
- Update 9 on Wikimedia movement strategy process (2 March 2017)
- Seeking feedback on documents being used to help facilitate upcoming community discussions
More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.
We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)Edit
05:09, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.
The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.
The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).
We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.
Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.
The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.
The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.
- April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
- April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
- April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
- May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
- May 15–19 – Board vote checking
- May 20 – Board result announcement goal
In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:
- Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
- There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
- Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
- One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.
More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections wikimedia.org.MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 03:36, 7 April 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your language • Get help
Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 MayEdit
19:14, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict ViewEdit
Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:29, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:39, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
21:08, 16 May 2017 (UTC)
21:05, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Changes to the global ban policyEdit
New print to pdf feature for mobile web readersEdit
Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:45, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Global preferences are availableEdit
19:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Consultation on the creation of a separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSEdit
New user group for editing sitewide CSS/JSEdit
Editing of sitewide CSS/JS is only possible for interface administrators from nowEdit
(Please help translate to your language)
as announced previously, permission handling for CSS/JS pages has changed: only members of the
interface-admin (Interface administrators) group, and a few highly privileged global groups such as stewards, can edit CSS/JS pages that they do not own (that is, any page ending with .css or .js that is either in the MediaWiki: namespace or is another user's user subpage). This is done to improve the security of readers and editors of Wikimedia projects. More information is available at Creation of separate user group for editing sitewide CSS/JS. If you encounter any unexpected problems, please contact me or file a bug.
Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 OctoberEdit
13:33, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
The GFDL license on CommonsEdit
18:11, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 OctoberEdit
12:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
The Community Wishlist SurveyEdit
11:05, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile webEdit
Community Wishlist Survey voteEdit
18:13, 22 November 2018 (UTC)
New Wikimedia password policy and requirementsEdit
Invitation from Wiki Loves Love 2019Edit
Please help translate to your language
Love is an important subject for humanity and it is expressed in different cultures and regions in different ways across the world through different gestures, ceremonies, festivals and to document expression of this rich and beautiful emotion, we need your help so we can share and spread the depth of cultures that each region has, the best of how people of that region, celebrate love.
Wiki Loves Love (WLL) is an international photography competition of Wikimedia Commons with the subject love testimonials happening in the month of February.
The primary goal of the competition is to document love testimonials through human cultural diversity such as monuments, ceremonies, snapshot of tender gesture, and miscellaneous objects used as symbol of love; to illustrate articles in the worldwide free encyclopedia Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) projects.
The theme of 2019 iteration is Celebrations, Festivals, Ceremonies and rituals of love.
Sign up your affiliate or individually at Participants page.
There are several prizes to grab. Hope to see you spreading love this February with Wiki Loves Love!
Imagine... the sum of all love!
FileExporter beta featureEdit
Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 09:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Talk to us about talkingEdit
Trizek (WMF) 15:00, 21 February 2019 (UTC)
Read-only mode for up to 30 minutes on 11 AprilEdit
10:56, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Wikimedia Foundation Medium-Term Plan feedback requestEdit
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Update on the consultation about office actionsEdit
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 08:02, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
New tools and IP maskingEdit
14:18, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
The consultation on partial and temporary Foundation bans just startedEdit
-- Kbrown (WMF) 17:13, 30 September 2019 (UTC)