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.|
|All Year around||Low level fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||all languages||Anonymous||Worldwide||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|August 25 - 31||Wikipedia Learn To Edit workshop||Wikipedia||HE||Logged in and anonymous||Israel||Itzik Edri for Wikimedia Israel|
|August 27 - 31||Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel last call for workshop registration||Wikipedia, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, Commons, Wikimania||all||Logged in and anonymous||Germany, Austria, Switzerland||Manuel Schneider for the project team||Special:EmailUser/80686 / User Talk:80686 / IRC root-80686|
|August 28 - September 7||Media Viewer Consultation||All||All||Logged in||All||Wikimedia Engineering||Banner issues can go to User:Jalexander-WMF|
|August 29 - September 7, 2014||Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer||All||All||Logged in & IP||All||Pete Forsyth on behalf of current signators of letter||Banner not yet designed, planning here|
|September 6-14||Wikiconference in Moscow||Wikipedia||ru||Logged-IN||RU||rubin16 (talk)||Starts in a week before conference begins, ends after the conference is closed|
|September 2 - September 13||10th Anniversary of Uiquipedia (astwiki)||All projects||Asturian||Logged in and anonymous||Worldwide||Montgomery on behalf of Wikimedia España & ast.Wikipedia community||Requested here|
|September||Netherlands Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||nl, en||Anonymous||NL||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|September||Austria Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||de, en||Anonymous||AT||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|September||Italy Fundraising campaign||Wikipedia||it, en||Anonymous||IT||Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising|
|September||Wiki Loves Monuments in various countries||Wikipedia, Commons||various, languages spoken in participating countries||Logged in and anonymous||specific countries||Romaine for WLM teams||Available at IRC at #wikilovesmonuments and some other channels.|
|September||Wikipedia Summer of Monuments||Wikipedia, Commons||en||Logged in and anonymous||United States||James Hare and Leo Zimmermann for Wikimedia DC|
|September 13 -20||Open Book Festival Edit-a-Thon||Wikipedia||en||Logged in and anonymous||South Africa||Douglas Scott for Wikimedia ZA|
|October 1 - 15||International francophone contribution month||all||fr||Logged in + Anonymous||Worldwide||Benoit Rochon for WikiFranca||Invitation to visitors|
|October 27 - November 2||Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel last call for submissions||Wikipedia, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, Commons, Wikimania||all||Logged in and anonymous||Germany, Austria, Switzerland||Manuel Schneider for the project team||Special:EmailUser/80686 / User Talk:80686 / IRC root-80686|
|October 1 - November 30||Wiki Loves Africa (photographic contest)||Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Commons||English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, African languages (list here)||Logged in and anonymous||All African countries||Anthere for WLA||Photographic contest running for 2 months on the African continent. Call for participation|