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 24 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.|
|Jan 5-16||Invitation for activity at GLAM||All||nl||Logged in||Netherlands?||Romaine (for WMNL)|
|January 15 - 28||Steward elections 2014 - call for nominations||All Projects||All languages||Logged in only (script ensures that only admins can see the banners)||All countries||MF-Warburg on behalf of the election committee||Call for nominations for stewardship|
|January 24 - February 7||Picture of the Year (Round 1) contest||All||Most languages||Logged in, 75+ global edits||Worldwide||Picture of the Year 2013 committee||Call for votes|
|January 20-26, 2014||Wikimania scholarships & CfP||All||All||Logged in||Worldwide||KTC (Wikimania 2014)||Scholarships application & Call for participation|
|February 1 - 4||Wiki Tuesday at Library and National Archives of Québec (BAnQ)||All Projects||fr||Logged in and anonymous||Canada||Benoit Rochon (for WMCA)||Call for participation|
|February 2nd, 2014||Cape Town Wikimeetup||All||en, af||Logged in||South Africa||Wikimedia ZA||Banner add informing South African based Wikimedians of the Wiki meetup in Cape Town.|
|February 8 - 27||Steward elections 2014 - call for votes||All Projects||All languages||Logged in only||All countries||MF-Warburg on behalf of the election committee||Call for votes on candidates for the steward elections|
|February 10-24||Local survey on Wikipedia editing in the Philippines||All projects||All languages||Logged in only||Philippines||Sky Harbor (for WMPH)||Survey is being executed by a group of students from Far Eastern University for their thesis in cooperation with the chapter.|
|February 11-17, 2014||Wikimania scholarships & CfP||All||All||Logged in||Worldwide||KTC (Wikimania 2014)||Scholarships application closes & Call for participation|
|apx. February 20-24
apx. March 3-6
|February 28 - March 7||Picture of the Year (Round 2) contest||All||Most languages||Logged in, 50+ global edits||Worldwide||Picture of the Year 2013 committee||Call for votes|
|March 26-31, 2014||Wikimania CfP||All||All||Logged in||Worldwide||KTC (Wikimania 2014)||Call for participation closes: Shown once only|
|March 26-28||Edit-a-thon in La Plata||All projects||es||Logged in and Anonymous||Argentina||Osmar Valdebenito (WMAR)||Invitation to edit-a-thon in La Plata, Argentina on April 5th.|
|March 29-April 3||Edit-a-thon in La Plata||All projects||All languages||Logged in||Argentina||Osmar Valdebenito (WMAR)||Invitation to edit-a-thon in La Plata, Argentina on April 5th.|
|ca. April 2-4, April 15-17, April 29-30||Start/reminder/last call for FDC community reviews||All projects||All languages||Logged in||Worldwide||Tbayer for FDC staff|
|ca. April 2-4, April 15-17, April 29-30||Start/reminder/last call for FDC community reviews (country-specific banners)||All projects||Several languages (TBD)||Logged in||Several countries (TBD)||Tbayer for FDC staff||Rotating with worldwide (generic) FDC campaign|
|April 5-May 4||Announcing Chilean WikiTour contest||Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and Commons||All languages||Logged in and anonymous||Chile||Superzerocool for WMCL|
|April 1-April 30||Wiki Loves War memorials in the Netherlands||Wikipedia, Commons, Wikimedia, meta||nl (including nl-informal, zea, li, nds-nl, fy)||Logged in and anonymous||Netherlands||Romaine for WMNL|
|April 11–April 16||WikiConference USA solicitation for registration, presentation proposal||All projects||English||Logged in||United States||James Hare for WikiConference USA planning team|
|April 15||Fundraising campaign test Japan||Wikipedia||en and ja||Anonymous||Japan||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|May 1-June 30||Wiki Loves Earth in the Netherlands||Wikipedia, Commons, Wikimedia, meta||nl (including nl-informal, zea, li, nds-nl, fy)||Logged in and anonymous||Netherlands||Romaine for WMNL|
|May 4th, 2014||5th Cape Town Wiki-meetup||All||en, af||Logged in||South Africa||Wikimedia ZA||Banner add informing South African based Wikimedians of the Wiki meetup in Cape Town.|