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Wikimania 2016 Scholarships - Deadline soon![der Quälltäx ändere]

Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.

A reminder - applications for scholarships for Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, are closing soon! Please get your applications in by January 9th. To apply, visit the page below:

Patrick Earley (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (Klaafe) 02:50, 5. Jan 2016 (CET)

Tech News: 2016-02[der Quälltäx ändere]

17:59, 11. Jan 2016 (CET)

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18:55, 18. Jan 2016 (CET)

2016 WMF Strategy consultation[der Quälltäx ändere]

Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.

Hello, all.

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 mdennis@wikimedia.org.

I hope you'll join us! Maggie Dennis via MediaWiki message delivery (Klaafe) 20:06, 18. Jan 2016 (CET)

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21:12, 29. Feb 2016 (CET)

Completion suggestor[der Quälltäx ändere]

- User:CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 23:09, 7. Mäz 2016 (CET)

VisualEditor News #1—2016[der Quälltäx ändere]

Elitre (WMF), 20:21, 26. Feb 2016 (CET)

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (March 2016)[der Quälltäx ändere]

Apologies for writing in English. Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.

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 access to research materials from:

  • Cambridge University Press - a major publisher of academic journals and e-books in a variety of subject areas. Access includes both Cambridge Journals Online and Cambridge Books. 25 accounts.
  • Alexander Street Academic Video Online - a large academic video collection good for a wide range of subjects, including news programs (such as PBS and BBC), music and theatre, lectures and demonstrations, and documentaries. 25 accounts.
  • Baylor University Press - a publisher of academic e-books primarily in religious studies and the humanities. 50 accounts.
  • Future Science Group - a publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. 30 accounts.
  • Annual Reviews - a publisher of review articles in the biomedical sciences. 100 accounts.
  • Miramar Ship Index - an index to ships and their histories since the early 19th century. 30 accounts.

Non-English

  • Noormags - Farsi-language aggregator of academic and professional journals and magazines. 30 accounts.
  • Kotobna - Arabic-language ebook publishing platform. 20 accounts.

Expansions

  • Gale - aggregator of newspapers, magazines and journals. 50 accounts.
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect - an academic publishing company that publishes medical and scientific literature. 100 accounts.

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, De Gruyter, EBSCO, Newspapers.com and British Newspaper Archive. Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 21:30, 17. Mäz 2016 (CET)


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.

Tech News: 2016-12[der Quälltäx ändere]

17:04, 21. Mäz 2016 (CET)

Hi, sorry for writing in English, I'm trying to update all community pages on all wikis. You're very welcome to translate this to your language. A minor correction: The MediaWiki deployment dates are March 22–24, not 21–23. My apologies. Entirely my fault. /Johan (WMF) (Klaafe) 09:44, 22. Mäz 2016 (CET)

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22:43, 11. Apr 2016 (CEST)

No editing twice this week[der Quälltäx ändere]

De Wikkimehdija-Schtefftong pröhv ehr neu Rääschezäntrom en Dallas en der USA. Dat sull met derför sorrje, da de Wikkipehdija un annder Wikkis vun de Wikkimehdija-Schtefftong aam Näz blive, sellfs wann ens jäd kappott jeiht. 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.

Aam Dinnsdaach, dem nüngxehnte Apprell schallde se obb et neuje Rääschezäntrom öm.
Aam Dunnersdaach, em eijnenzwannzeschßte Apprell weed widder op et eezte Räschezäntrom zerök jeschalld.

Onjlöck es, wähje Bejränzonge em MehdijaWikki sällver, kam_mer beim Ömmschallde nix en de Dahtebanke vum MehdijaWikki veränndere. Mer änscholldeje ons för di Ongerbräschong un dat Onjemahch. Mer senn draan am ärrbeijde, esu jät noh Müjjeleschkeit koot ze hallde.

Mer kann vun alle Wikkis lässe, ävver nix dren anndere, för en koote Zigg.

  • Mer sull en veedel bes hallve Schtond em Wikki nix änndere künne, aff zwaij_Uhr UTC, dadd es vier Uhr Nommendaachs en Kölle, aam Dinnsdaach, dem nüngxehnte Apprell, un Dunnersdaach, em eijnenzwannzeschßte Apprell.
  • Wä jät änndere udder faßhallde lohße well, kridd för di Zigg en Fähler aanjezeijsch. Mer hoffe natörlesch, dat en dä Menotte kein jewönschte Veränderonge verschött jonn. Jarrantehre künne mer ävver för nix. Wää esu ene Fähler jemäld kritt, moß wahde, bes alles widder zerögg op nommahl es. Dann sllt mer sing Ännderonge faßhllde lohße künne. Ävver mer schlonn vör, dadd Er Ühr Ännderonge eez ens om eije Rääschne faßhallde doht, zor Sescherheid.

Mih Follje sin:

  • Wat de Wikkis em Hengerjrond donn, weed lantsahmer sin wi söns, un manches künnt jrahd janz fott falle. Ruhde Lengks wäde länger bruche wi söns, ze verschwennde. Wann en neuje Sigg aanjelaat weed, op di et angerschwoh ald ene Lengk jitt, künnt dä länger wi söns ruhd blihve. Skreppte, di ze lang loufe, möße affjebroche wähde.
  • En dä Woch avv em aazehne Apprell jidd et kein Neujeronge un Verbäßeronge em Projrammkohd. Kein nännenswääte Projrammännderonge wähde ußjelivvert.

Di Prövong wohr eez ens för der zwaijenzwanzeschßte Määz jeplahnt. Der nünxehnte un eijenzwannzeschste Apprell sin jäz de neuje Dähsch. Der Plahn kam_mer op wikitech.wikimedia.org belohre. Et kumme noch mih Enfommazjuhne övver der Plahn. Et kumme kein Aanköndijjonge mih doh drövver. Doht di Enfommazjuhne en Ühr Omjävvong schtreuhje. /Johan (WMF) (Klaafe) 00:24, 18. Apr 2016 (CEST)

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22:40, 18. Apr 2016 (CEST)

Wikipedia to the Moon[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hello! Sorry that this is in English only, but we are using village pump messaging in order to reach as many language communities as possible. Wrong page? Please fix it here.

This is an invitation to all Wikipedians: Wikimedia Deutschland has been given data space to include Wikipedia content in an upcoming mission to the Moon. (No joke!) We have launched a community discussion about how to do that, because we feel that this is for the global community of editors. Please, join the discussion on Meta-Wiki (and translate this invitation to your language community)! Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 17:35, 21. Apr 2016 (CEST)

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Wii künne engerakihve Kaate en de Wikkipehdija jebruch wähde?[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hallo!

Der Wikkimehdija-Schtefftong ier Ärbeidsjropp för de Kaate kann bahl engeraktihve Kaate för de Wikkipehdiaj aanbehde. Wä ens ene Deens, wi Google Maps udder Mapquest jenöz hät, weed sesch med engaktihve Kaate ußkänne. Mer welle de Metschrihver ennlahde, drövver ze klaafe, wi di Kaate en Atikelle jebruch wähde künne. Mer han jät aan Enfommazjuhne drövver jesammt, wi esu en Kaate un ier Schtihle fongxjonehre, täschnesch jesinn. Woh kumme de Dahte her, wi sinn de Kaate pä Schtihl us, wi määt mer en engaktihve Kaat en en Sigg em Wikki, un e paa Beijschpell, wi mer et määt.

Mer welle ons besönders op di dreij Käänfrohre ennlohße, wobeij offe Klaaf övver alles andere och jähn jesinn es.

  • Wat för en Zoote Atikelle wöödte engeraktihve Kaate ensäzze?
  • Wi ongerscheijde di sesch en ehre Aanforderonge?
  • Ham_mer Zoote vun Atikelle woh der Kaate-Schtihl esu jaa nit met anndere Zoote Atikelle zosammejeiht, esu dat mer ongerscheijdlejje Schtihle bruche?

Johd op di Sigg mem Klaaf mw:Maps/Conversation about interactive map use, öm mih ze lässe, un erus ze fenge, wi mer sesch enbränge kana.

CKoerner (WMF) (Klaafe) 21:56, 20. Mai 2016 (CEST)

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22:51, 6. Jun 2016 (CEST)

Wikipedia to the Moon: voting has begun[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hello, after six weeks of community discussion about Wikipedia to the Moon, there are now 10 different proposals for content for the mission. Starting today, you can vote for them on Meta-Wiki, and decide what we will work on: a Wikipedia canon, different lists, the Moon in 300 languages, an astronomy editathon, featured articles, articles about technology, endangered things, or DNA-related topics. You can even vote against community involvement. Voting is open until 24 June. Sorry that this message is again in English only, but we are using village pumps to reach as many communities as possible, so that everyone knows they can vote. Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 17:31, 10. Jun 2016 (CEST)

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Compact Links coming soon to this wiki[der Quälltäx ändere]

Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Hello, I wanted to give a heads up about an upcoming feature for this wiki, which you may already seen in the latest issue of Tech News. Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). This will be enabled as a feature in the coming week for all users, which can be turned on or off using a preference setting. We look forward to your feedback and please do let us know if you have any questions. Details about Compact Language Links can be read in the project documentation.

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk) 16:01, 24. Jun 2016 (CEST)

Tech News: 2016-26[der Quälltäx ändere]

17:42, 27. Jun 2016 (CEST)

Compact Language Links enabled in this wiki today[der Quälltäx ändere]

Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.

Screenshot of Compact Language Links interlanguage list

Compact Language Links has been available as a beta-feature on all Wikimedia wikis since 2014. With compact language links enabled, users are shown a much shorter list of languages on the interlanguage link section of an article (see image). Based on several factors, this shorter list of languages is expected to be more relevant for them and valuable for finding similar content in a language known to them. More information about compact language links can be found in the documentation.

From today onwards, compact language links has been enabled as the default listing of interlanguage links on this wiki. However, using the button at the bottom, you will be able to see a longer list of all the languages the article has been written in. The setting for this compact list can be changed by using the checkbox under User Preferences -> Appearance -> Languages

The compact language links feature has been tested extensively by the Wikimedia Language team, which developed it. However, in case there are any problems or other feedback please let us know on the project talk page. It is to be noted that on some wikis the presence of an existing older gadget that was used for a similar purpose may cause an interference for compact language list. We would like to bring this to the attention of the admins of this wiki. Full details are on this phabricator ticket (in English).

Due to the large scale enablement of this feature, we have had to use MassMessage for this announcement and as a result it is only written in English. We will really appreciate if this message can be translated for other users of this wiki. Thank you. On behalf of the Wikimedia Language team: Runa Bhattacharjee (WMF) (talk)-06:21, 28. Jun 2016 (CEST)

Wikipedia to the Moon: invitation to edit[der Quälltäx ändere]

Three weeks ago, you were invited to vote on how to take Wikipedia articles to the Moon. Community voting is over and the winning idea is to send all ‘’featured articles and lists’’ to the Moon. This decision means that, starting today, Wikipedians from all language communities are warmly invited to intensively work on their best articles and lists, and submit them to Wikipedia to the Moon. The central site to coordinate between communities will be Meta-Wiki. You will find an overview and more information there. Hopefully, we will be able to represent as many languages as possible, to show Wikipedia’s diversity. Please feel kindly invited to edit on behalf of your community and tell us about your work on featured content!

Best, Moon team at Wikimedia Deutschland 16:10, 1. Jul 2016 (CEST)

Editing News #2—2016[der Quälltäx ändere]

m:User:Elitre (WMF), 19:20, 3. Jul 2016 (CEST)

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Save/Publish[der Quälltäx ändere]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:03, 9. Auj 2016 (CEST)

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New Wikipedia Library accounts available now (August 2016)[der Quälltäx ändere]


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 now sign up for new accounts and research materials from:

  • Nomos – Primarily German-language publisher of law and social sciences books and journals - 25 accounts
  • World Scientific – Scientific, technical, and medical journals - 50 accounts
  • Edinburgh University Press – Humanities and social sciences journals - 25 accounts
  • American Psychological Association – Psychology books and journals - 10 accounts
  • Emerald – Journals on a range of topics including business, education, health care, and engineering - 10 accounts

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, DeGruyter, Gale and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 20:39, 30. Auj 2016 (CEST)

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.

Tech News: 2016-36[der Quälltäx ändere]

19:12, 5. Sep 2016 (CEST)

RevisionSlider[der Quälltäx ändere]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 17:08, 12. Sep 2016 (CEST)

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23:30, 3. Okt 2016 (CEST)

Creative Commons 4.0[der Quälltäx ändere]

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) 03:34, 6. Okt 2016 (CEST)

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The Wikimedia Developer Summit wants you[der Quälltäx ändere]

The Wikimedia Developer Summit is the annual meeting to push the evolution of MediaWiki and other technologies supporting the Wikimedia movement. The next edition will be held in San Francisco on January 9–11, 2017.

We welcome all Wikimedia technical contributors, third party developers, and users of MediaWiki and the Wikimedia APIs. We specifically want to increase the participation of volunteer developers and other contributors dealing with extensions, apps, tools, bots, gadgets, and templates.

Important deadlines:

  • Monday, October 24: last day to request travel sponsorship. Applying takes less than five minutes.
  • Monday, October 31: last day to propose an activity. Bring the topics you care about!

More information: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Developer_Summit

Subscribe to weekly updates: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Topic:Td5wfd70vptn8eu4

MKramer (WMF) (talk) 21:07, 14. Okt 2016 (CEST)

Editing News #3—2016[der Quälltäx ändere]

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (November 2016)[der Quälltäx ändere]


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 from:

Expansions

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page. Sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 19:30, 1. Nov 2016 (CET)

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.

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00:01, 8. Nov 2016 (CET)

Password reset[der Quälltäx ändere]

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.

Select strong passwords – eight or more characters long, and containing letters, numbers, and punctuation. Joe Sutherland (Klaaf) / MediaWiki message delivery (Klaafe) 00:59, 14. Nov 2016 (CET)

Adding to the above section (Password reset)[der Quälltäx ändere]

Please accept my apologies - that first line should read "Help with translations!". Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) / MediaWiki message delivery (Klaafe) 01:11, 14. Nov 2016 (CET)

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New way to edit wikitext[der Quälltäx ändere]

James Forrester (Product Manager, Editing department, Wikimedia Foundation) --20:31, 14. Dez 2016 (CET)

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00:24, 17. Jan 2017 (CET)

Developer Wishlist Survey: propose your ideas[der Quälltäx ändere]

At the Wikimedia Developer Summit, we decided to organize a Developer Wishlist Survey, and here we go:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Developer_Wishlist

The Wikimedia technical community seeks input from developers for developers, to create a high-profile list of desired improvements. The scope of the survey includes the MediaWiki platform (core software, APIs, developer environment, enablers for extensions, gadgets, templates, bots, dumps), the Wikimedia server infrastructure, the contribution process, and documentation.

The best part: we want to have the results published by Wednesday, February 15. Yes, in a month, to have a higher chance to influence the Wikimedia Foundation annual plan FY 2017-18.

There's no time to lose. Propose your ideas before the end of January, either by pushing existing tasks in Phabricator or by creating new ones. You can find instructions on the wiki page. Questions and feedback are welcome especially on the related Talk page.

The voting phase is expected to start on February 6 (tentative). Watch this space (or even better, the wiki page) - SSethi_(WMF) January 21st, 2017 3:07 AM (UTC)

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19:45, 30. Jan 2017 (CET)

Developer Wishlist Survey: Vote for Proposals[der Quälltäx ändere]

Almost two weeks ago, the Technical Collaboration team invited proposals for the first edition of the Developer Wishlist survey!

We collected around 77 proposals that were marked as suitable for the developer wishlist and met the defined scope and criteria. These proposals fall into the following nine categories: Frontend, Backend, Code Contribution (Process, Guidelines), Extensions, Technical Debt, Developer Environment, Documentation, Tools (Phabricator, Gerrit) and Community Engagement.

Voting phase starts now and will run until February 14th, 23:59 UTC. Click here on a category and show support for the proposals you care for most. Use the 'Vote' and 'Endorse' buttons next to a proposal to do so.

What happens next?
Proposals that will gather most votes will be included in the final results which will be published on Wednesday, February 15th. These proposals will also be considered in the Wikimedia Foundation’s annual plan FY 2017-18 - SSethi_(WMF) (talk) 04:41, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

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Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[der Quälltäx ändere]

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:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 21:31, 15. Feb 2017 (CET) • Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.Get help

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Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[der Quälltäx ändere]

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:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 20:44, 9. Mäz 2017 (CET) • Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.Get help

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We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[der Quälltäx ändere]

06:09, 18. Mäz 2017 (CET)

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19:53, 3. Apr 2017 (CEST)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[der Quälltäx ändere]

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

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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(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 05:37, 7. Apr 2017 (CEST) • Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.Get help

Tech News: 2017-15[der Quälltäx ändere]

20:35, 10. Apr 2017 (CEST)

Read-only mode for 20 to 30 minutes on 19 April and 3 May[der Quälltäx ändere]

MediaWiki message delivery (Klaafe) 19:34, 11. Apr 2017 (CEST)

Wikidata description editing in the Wikipedia Android app[der Quälltäx ändere]

Wikidata description editing is a new experiment being rolled out on the Wikipedia app for Android. While this primarily impacts Wikidata, the changes are also addressing a concern about the mobile versions of Wikipedia, so that mobile users will be able to edit directly the descriptions shown under the title of the page and in the search results.

We began by rolling out this feature several weeks ago to a pilot group of Wikipedias (Russian, Hebrew, and Catalan), and have seen very positive results including numerous quality contributions in the form of new and updated descriptions, and a low rate of vandalism.

We are now ready for the next phase of rolling out this feature, which is to enable it in a few days for all Wikipedias except the top ten by usage within the app (i.e. except English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, and Chinese). We will enable the feature for those languages instead at some point in the future, as we closely monitor user engagement with our expanded set of pilot communities. As always, if have any concerns, please reach out to us on wiki at the talk page for this project or by email at reading@wikimedia.org. Thanks!

-DBrant (WMF) 10:41, 14. Apr 2017 (CEST)

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New Page previews feature[der Quälltäx ändere]

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21:49, 1. Mai 2017 (CEST)

New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2017)[der Quälltäx ändere]

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 from:

Expansions

  • Gale – Biography In Context database added
  • Adam Matthew – all 53 databases now available

Many other partnerships with accounts available are listed on our partners page, including Project MUSE, EBSCO, Taylor & Francis and Newspaperarchive.com.

Do better research and help expand the use of high quality references across Wikipedia projects: sign up today!
--The Wikipedia Library Team 20:52, 2. Mai 2017 (CEST)

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

Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[der Quälltäx ändere]

21:14, 3. Mai 2017 (CEST)

Beta Feature Two Column Edit Conflict View[der Quälltäx ändere]

Birgit Müller (WMDE) 16:41, 8. Mai 2017 (CEST)

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04:25, 9. Mai 2017 (CEST)

Editing News #1—2017[der Quälltäx ändere]

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23:48, 15. Mai 2017 (CEST)

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Birgit Müller (WMDE) 16:44, 16. Mai 2017 (CEST)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[der Quälltäx ändere]

23:10, 16. Mai 2017 (CEST)

New notification when a page is connected to Wikidata[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hello all,

(Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.)

The Wikidata development team is about to deploy a new feature on all Wikipedias. It is a new type of notification (via Echo, the notification system you see at the top right of your wiki when you are logged in), that will inform the creator of a page, when this page is connected to a Wikidata item.

You may know that Wikidata provides a centralized system for all the interwikilinks. When a new page is created, it should be connected to the corresponding Wikidata item, by modifying this Wikidata item. With this new notification, editors creating pages will be informed when another editor connects this page to Wikidata.

Screenshot Echo Wikibase notification.png

This feature will be deployed on May 30th on all the Wikipedias, excepting English, French and German. This feature will be disable by default for existing editors, and enabled by default for new editors.

This is the first step of the deployments, the Wikipedias and other Wikimedia projects will follow in the next months.

If you have any question, suggestion, please let me know by pinging me. You can also follow and leave a comment on the Phabricator ticket.

Thanks go to Matěj Suchánek who developed this feature!

Ene schöne Dangk och! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk)

Tech News: 2017-21[der Quälltäx ändere]

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Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[der Quälltäx ändere]

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Wikidata changes now also appear in enhanced recent changes[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hello, and sorry to write this message in English. You can help translating it.

Starting from today, you will be able to display Wikidata changes in both modes of the recent changes and the watchlist.

Read and translate the full message

Ene schöne Dangk och! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) 10:33, 29. Jun 2017 (CEST)

(wrong target page? you can fix it here)

Tech News: 2017-27[der Quälltäx ändere]

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17:07, 10. Jul 2017 (CEST)

Accessible editing buttons[der Quälltäx ändere]

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:22, 11. Jul 2017 (CEST)

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00:58, 18. Jul 2017 (CEST)

Page Previews (Hovercards) update[der Quälltäx ändere]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 00:32, 21. Jul 2017 (CEST)

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17:57, 24. Jul 2017 (CEST)

Improved search in deleted pages archive[der Quälltäx ändere]

Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.

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

Right now, the feature is behind a feature flag - to use it on your wiki, please go to the Special:Undelete page, and add &fuzzy=1 to the URL, like this: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=1. Then search for the pages you're interested in. There should be more results than before, due to using ElasticSearch indexing (via the CirrusSearch extension).

We plan to enable this improved search by default on all wikis soon (around August 1, 2017). If you have any objections to this - please raise them with the Discovery team via email or on this announcement's discussion page. Like most Mediawiki configuration parameters, the functionality can be configured per wiki. Once the improved search becomes the default, you can still access the old mode using &fuzzy=0 in the URL, like this: https://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3AUndelete&fuzzy=0

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

Ene schöne Dangk och! CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:39, 25. Jul 2017 (CEST)

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21:15, 11. Sep 2017 (CEST)

Improvements coming soon to Recent Changes[der Quälltäx ändere]

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Hello

Sorry to use English. Sidd esu johd un doht heh di Sigg en Ühr Schprohch övversäze hällefe.! Vielen Dank.

In short: starting on 26 September, New Filters for Edit Review (now in Beta) will become standard on Recent Changes. They provide an array of new tools and an improved interface. If you prefer the current page you will be able to opt out. Learn more about the New Filters.

What is this feature again?

This feature improves Special:RecentChanges and Special:RecentChangesLinked (and soon, Special:Watchlist – see below).

Based on a new design, it adds new features that ease vandalism tracking and support of newcomers:

  • Filtering - filter recent changes with easy-to-use and powerful filters combinations, including filtering by namespace or tagged edits.
  • Highlighting - add a colored background to the different changes you are monitoring. It helps quick identification of changes that matter to you.
  • Bookmarking to keep your favorite configurations of filters ready to be used.
  • Quality and Intent Filters - those filters use ORES predictions. They identify real vandalism or good faith intent contributions that need help. They are not available on all wikis.

You can know more about this project by visiting the quick tour help page.

Concerning RecentChanges

Starting on 26 September, New Filters for Edit Review will become standard on Recent Changes. We have decided to do this release because of a long and successful Beta test phase, positive feedback from various users and positive user testing.

Some features will remain as Beta features and will be added later. Learn more about those different features.

If your community has specific concerns about this deployment or internal discussion, it can request to have the deployment to their wikis delayed to October 1, if they have sensible, consistent with the project, actionable, realistic feedback to oppose (at the development team's appreciation).

You will also be able to opt-out this change in your preferences.

Concerning Watchlists

Starting on September 19, the Beta feature will have a new option. Watchlists will have all filters available now on the Beta Recent Changes improvements.

If you have already activated the Beta feature "Neue Filter zur Bearbeitungsüberprüfung", you have no action to take. If you haven't activated the Beta feature "Neue Filter zur Bearbeitungsüberprüfung" and you want to try the filters on Watchlists, please go to your Beta preferences on September 19.

How to be ready

Please share this announcement!

Do you use Gadgets that change things on your RecentChanges or Watchlist pages, or have you customized them with scripts or CSS? You may have to make some changes to your configuration. Despite the fact that we have tried to take most cases into consideration, some configurations may break. The Beta phase is a great opportunity to have a look at local scripts and gadgets: some of them may be replaced by native features from the Beta feature.

Please ping me if you have questions.

On behalf of the Global Collaboration team, Trizek (WMF) 17:27, 14. Sep 2017 (CEST)

RfC regarding "Interlinking of accounts involved with paid editing to decrease impersonation"[der Quälltäx ändere]

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

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

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

MediaWiki message delivery (Klaafe) 23:06, 17. Sep 2017 (CEST)

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17:31, 18. Sep 2017 (CEST)

Discussion on synced reading lists[der Quälltäx ändere]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 22:35, 20. Sep 2017 (CEST)

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19:45, 6. Nov 2017 (CET)

Changes to the global ban policy[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hello. Some changes to the community global ban policy have been proposed. Your comments are welcome at m:Requests for comment/Improvement of global ban policy. Please translate this message to your language, if needed. Cordially. Matiia (Matiia) 01:34, 12. Nov 2017 (CET)

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20:18, 20. Nov 2017 (CET)

New print to pdf feature for mobile web readers[der Quälltäx ändere]

CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 23:07, 20. Nov 2017 (CET)

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18:50, 4. Dez 2017 (CET)

Invitation to Blocking tools consultation[der Quälltäx ändere]

Hello all,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Anti-Harassment Tools team invites all Wikimedians to discuss new blocking tools and improvements to existing blocking tools in December 2017 for development work in early 2018.

How can you help?

  1. Share your ideas on the discussion page or send an email to the Anti-Harassment Tools team.
  2. Spread the word that the consultation is happening; this is an important discussion for making decisions about improving the blocking tools.
  3. Help with translation.
  4. If you know of previous discussions about blocking tools that happened on your wiki, share the links.

We are looking forward to learning your ideas.

For the Anti-Harassment Tools team SPoore (WMF), Community Advocate, Community health initiative (talk) 00:23, 8. Dez 2017 (CET)

Tech News: 2017-50[der Quälltäx ändere]

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