The purpose of this page is to track the intended use of CentralNotice banners, and to provide contact information as to the banner's "sponsor". This also improves transparency: it gives the community the ability to comment on banners and to appropriately schedule them. Certain times (for instance, for WMF fundraising banners, steward elections, or referenda) may be reserved by the Foundation. That is, we certainly won't postpone the fundraiser because there's no banner time available. However, in all cases, project sponsors should be sensitive to the overall banner needs and mindful of the obligation to minimize the banners.
Please post here the purpose, projects, language versions, and project sponsor for banner campaigns.
Remember to consider whether CentralNotice is the right tool for the job: would your notice work as well using watchlist notices or sitenotice? Also remember to be judicious in your use of the tool, restricting it to just what's needed. Overuse hurts us all. Comments about banner campaign scheduling on talk.
Past requests are archived here.
Please note that putting a banner on this calendar does not mean that it automatically "gets done". You still need to design and run the campaign, or ask a meta administrator to do so for you.
|Banner purpose||Projects||Language||Logged in or Anonymous||Geo-located to||Project sponsor||Comments from sponsor|
|Nov. & Dec. 2013||Fundraising banners||Wikipedia||English||Anonymous||US, GB, CA, AU, NZ||Meganhernandez (talk) 16:51, 26. Sep. 2013 (UTC)||English Fundraising Banners running at much higher level than the "July & ongoing" banners, for a certain period using 100% of traffic. We won't have the capacity to split traffic with other campaigns during this time.|
|Starting in July & ongoing||Fundraising Testing||Wikipedia||Multiple||Anonymous - only showing to approx. 5% of readers for 1 impression||Worldwide||Meganhernandez (talk) 12:05, 14 June 2013 (UTC)||Fundraising banners|
|Nov 8-30||Czech WikiConference invitation||All||cs||Anon and logged in||Worldwide||User:Vojtech.dostal||...|
|Nov 10-30||Tenth anniversary of the Tagalog Wikipedia||All||en, tl||Both||Philippines||Sky Harbor (talk) (WMPH)||The November 10 start date is currently tentative, and may change depending on how fast we prepare the materials for the campaign.|
|Nov 12-18||Fall merchandise banner||Wikipedia||en||Logged in||US||Meganhernandez (talk||This banner will only show up two times for each logged in user.|
|Nov 11-25||Hackatón Wiki||All||es||Logged in||Argentina||Osmar Valdebenito (WMAR) (talk)|
Nov 25 + 26
Dec 4 + 5
Dec 9 + 10
Dec 17 + 18
Jan 8 + 9
Jan 15 + 16
|Trademark policy Draft discussion||All projects||All languages||Logged in Only||All||Yana Welinder (WMF)||Currently planned for a couple days a week during discussion period (with break for holidays).|
|Dec 7-16, Dec 22-25||Hackathon TLV||All||he||Logged in||Israel||Itzik Edri (WMIL)|