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 or Central notice administrator to do so for you (for example, on WM:RFH).
|Banner purpose||Projects||Language||Logged in or Anonymous||Geo-located to||Project sponsor||Comments from sponsor|
|Jan 2015 onwards||Fundraising translation requests||Wikipedia||Various||Logged in||Worldwide||User:Pcoombe (WMF)||Logged-in campaigns to recruit translators for fundraising messages. These will be concentrating on a few languages at a time.|
|All Year around||Low level fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||all languages||Anonymous||Worldwide||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|2015/01/15 till 2015/01/29||Stewards/Elections 2015 - nominations||All Projects||All languages||Logged in||Worldwide||Stewards||Sorry for the delay in posting this. Targets sysops.|
|2015/01/17 till 2015/02/28||Picture of the Year||All Projects||All languages||Logged in||All countries||The Picture of the Year committee|
|January / February||Wikimania 2015 Scholarships||All projects||All languages||Logged in with >=50 edits||All countries||Wikimania Scholarship Committee|
|2015/02/08 till 2015/02/28||Stewards/Elections 2015 - voting||All Projects||All languages||Logged in||Worldwide||Stewards||Sorry for the delay in posting this.|
|February 2015||Israel Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, he||Anonymous||IL||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|February 2015||Hungary Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, hu||Anonymous||HU||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|February 2015||Sweden Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, sv||Anonymous||SE||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|February 23 - March 6 2015||WMF Strategy Consultation||All||All||All||All||Philippe Beaudette for consultation
James Alexander for banner
|Enabled late on the 23rd (around 20:00 UTC) Banner will be set at 20% and restricted to max 5 views to start. Sweden is excluded at the beginning given fundraising campaign (but will be added back in later).|
|February 26th 2015 til March 6th 2015||Survey on French Wikipedia readers||Wikipedia||fr||Anonymous||All French speaking countries||Anne-Laure WMFr (talk) 15:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC) on behalf of WikiFranca|
|March 2015||Denmark Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, da||Anonymous||DK||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|March 2015||Norway Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, no||Anonymous||NO||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|March 2015||Spain Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, es, ca||Anonymous||ES||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|March 4 - April 15 2015||Advertise Inspire campaign||All projects||All languages||Logged in; 10+ edits||All countries||Siko Bouterse for WMF Grantmaking|
|April 2015||China and Hong Kong Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, zh||Anonymous||CN, HK||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|May 2015||LATAM Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, es||Anonymous||BR, CL, CO, AR, MX||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|May 2015||Portugal Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, pt||Anonymous||PT||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|June 2015||Ukraine Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||en, uk||Anonymous||UA||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|May (+ June?)||Wiki Loves Earth||several||Both||several||Romaine for national teams|
|September||Wiki Loves Monuments||several||Both||several||Romaine for national teams|