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2013[edit]

Dates Banner purpose Projects Language Logged in or Anonymous Geo-located to Project sponsor Comments from sponsor
December 25 - January 19th (max) New years reception [1] All Projects English, Dutch Logged in (maybe anonymous users too in the last few days) Netherlands User:Spinster on behalf of WM Netherlands Our wonderful new years reception
January 14th (UTC) Wikimedia Shop Flash Sale Wikipedia English Logged in All countries Jalexander Info and Discussion on enWP other notifications probably via email lists and notice boards but not banner.
January 15th (US EST/PST) Wikimedia Shop/WP12 anon test Wikipedia English Anonymous US, CA, MX Jalexander Info and Discussion on enWP will share with everyone else on
January 15-20th,2013 Official launch of Wikivoyage and Wikipedia's birthday All Projects At least the nine languages in which Wikivoyage exists (de, en, es, fr, it, nl, pt, ru, sv) Both logged in and anonymous users All countries Doc James The launch of the first new project in many years
January 15 - 28 Steward elections 2013 - call for nominations All Projects All languages Logged in only (script ensures that only admins can see the banners) All countries PeterSymonds on behalf of the election committee Call for nominations for stewardship
January 16 - 30 Picture of the Year Round 1 All Projects English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese Logged in only All countries Beria (on behalf of POTY organizing committee) used to promoted participation in the Picture of the Year contest on Wikimedia Commons
January 16 - 19 New grants available, Round 1 All Projects English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Indonesian, Russian Logged in only All countries Sbouterse (WMF) on behalf of WMF grants team launching Individual Engagement Grants program
January 20 - February 3 WMNL survey Wikipedia Dutch Logged in only Dutch-speaking countries only SRientjes survey for Dutch WP editors by Wikimedia Nederland
January 22–24 Wikimedia maintenance notice (Data center migration) All projects All language All users All countries Guillaume Paumier Likely intermittent, but with precedence over any other banner.
January 24 - February 22 Wikimania scholarships All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide User:石 on behalf of WM2013 Scholarship applications open
February 1 - 4 New grants available, Round 2 All Projects English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Indonesian, Russian Logged in only All countries Sbouterse (WMF) on behalf of WMF grants team launching Individual Engagement Grants program, reminder apps due Feb 15
February 1 - March, 31 Fundraising testing Wikipedia All languages Anonymous users only 5-10% All countries Meganhernandez (talk) 15:56, 24 January 2013 (UTC) Kicking of 2013 fundraising testing
February 27 Fundraising testing Wikipedia All languages Anonymous users only 100% All countries (excluding US, CA, GB, AU, NZ, DE, FR, CH) Meganhernandez (talk) 18:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
March 11-18 Fundraising testing Wikipedia All languages Anonymous users only 100% All countries(excluding US, CA, GB, AU, NZ, DE, FR, CH) Meganhernandez (talk) 18:58, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
March 11-18 User behavior collection experiment (Parallel with the fundraising campaign) Wikipedia All languages Anonymous users only 100% All countries(excluding US, CA, GB, AU, NZ, DE, FR, CH) Mwalker (WMF) (talk) 17:42, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
February 7 - 14 Picture of the Year Round 2 All Projects English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese Logged in only All countries Beria (on behalf of POTY organizing committee) used to promoted participation in the Picture of the Year contest on Wikimedia Commons
February 8 - 28 Steward elections 2013 - call for votes All Projects All languages Logged in only All countries PeterSymonds on behalf of the election committee Call for votes on candidates for the steward elections
February 11-25 Creative Commons workshops across India in association with Wikimedia India All projects All languages Both Logged in and Anonymous India Karthik Nadar, on behalf of Wikimedia India The workshop is organised by Wikimedia India across 4 cities in India
February 15-20 Launch of Polish Wikivoyage (local name: Wikipodróże) All Projects pl + regional (szl, csb) Logged in and anon All countries User:Leinad On request by pl.wikivoy community. Also Wikimedia Polska chapter will promote the new Polish project (contact: daniel.malecki at wikimedia.pl).
Jan 15-April 30 2013 1% tax deduction campaign for Wikimedia Poland All projects Polish, Kashubian, Silesian Logged in and anon Poland User:Leinad on behalf of WMPL Very flexible - in cycle: a few days display, a few days break + no break in last 2 weeks in April. Contact: daniel.malecki at wikimedia.pl.
March 1 - 7 Wikimania registration, CfP All projects All languages Logged in and anon Worldwide User:石 on behalf of WM2013 Registration open / CfP
March 1 - 31 Geo-targeted Editors Participation Wikipedia English Logged in and anon Philippines User:Haithams Call for editors from the Philippines
March 7 - 11 Start of FDC community review period All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide Tbayer for FDC staff
ca. March 7 - 14 Start of FDC community review period (country-specific banners) All projects Several languages (TBD) Logged in Several countries (TBD) Tbayer for FDC staff This was rotating with worldwide (generic) FDC campaign while that one was on
March 4-16 Decide the location of next Wikicamp Wikipedia /Hungarian Logged in Hungary User:Bdamokos
March 29 - 31 Last call for FDC community reviews All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide Tbayer for FDC staff
March 29 - 31 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
March 31
April 10
Contribution Month in Canada All projects English & French Logged in and anon Canada Benoit Rochon Organised by Wikimedia Canada.
See banners
April 12 - 14 Wikimania registration, CfP All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide User:石 on behalf of WM2013 End of early bird registration. Call for participation, reminder apps due Apr 30
April 15 - 21 Small language fundraiser translation drive Wikipedia Small languages Logged in Worldwide User:Jseddon (WMF) for the WMF fundraising team team Seeking more translations and feedback for the multilingual fundraiser in smaller languages
April 24 - 28 Foundation elections All All Anonymous Worldwide Philippe (WMF) for the Committee Announcing candidacies are open
April 30 1 hour fundraising test Wikipedia Multiplie Anonymous Worldwide Meganhernandez (talk) 18:55, 29 April 2013 (UTC) 1 hour fundraising test
Jan 15-April 30 2013 1% tax deduction campaign for Wikimedia Poland All projects Polish, Kashubian, Silesian Logged in and anon Poland User:Leinad on behalf of WMPL Very flexible - in cycle: a few days display, a few days break + no break in last 2 weeks in April. Contact: daniel.malecki at wikimedia.pl.
June 4 Fundraising survey banner Wikipedia EN, ES, FR, DE, JA, IT Anonymous multiple Meganhernandez (talk) 10:12, 4 June 2013 (UTC) Reader survey
April 14 - May 15 Wiki Loves Earth photo contest All projects All languages Logged in and Anonymous Ukraine Jbuket Organised by Wikimedia Ukraine
April 24 - May 17 Foundation elections All All Logged in Worldwide Philippe (WMF) for the Committee Announcing candidacies are open
April 29 - May 5 Commons mobile app Commons and Wikipedia English Logged in Worldwide Tbayer for the WMF mobile team Promoting the new app to desktop users
May 1 - 31 Wiki Loves Public Art 2013 Commons and Wikipedia English, German, Catalan, Finnish and Swedish Logged in and anon In the five participating countries. Worldwide on Commons. John Andersson (WMSE), international coordinator Encouraging new and experience contributors to participate in the contest
6 - 12 May SUL finalisation All All Logged-in, 5 views only Worldwide Jdforrester (WMF) Advising users that SUL finalisation is coming
9-30 June Wikipedia Academy Israel All All Logged in and anon Israel Itzike Free registration to Wikipedia Academy Israel
15-23 June Hackathon Tel Aviv All All Logged in and anon Israel Itzike Registration Hackathon Tel Aviv
June 1 - 15 Foundation elections All All Logged in Worldwide Philippe (WMF) for the Committee Announcing voting is open.
June 1-3, June 12 - 15 Foundation elections All All Anonymous Worldwide Philippe (WMF) for the Committee Announcing voting is open.
June 9-22 Great American Wiknic All projects English Logged in (first week)
Logged in and anon (second week)
US User:Pharos 3rd annual national Wiknic across the US
June 25ish Foundation elections All All Anonymous Worldwide Philippe (WMF) for the Committee Announcing election results
June 25 - 27 Foundation elections All All Logged in Worldwide Philippe (WMF) for the Committee Announcing election results
June 26 Wikimedia Shop Flash Sale Wikipedia en Logged in Worldwide User:Jalexander Logged in/old customer flash sale for WM Shop New Products
June 26–July 1 VisualEditor enabled soon Wikipedia en logged-in Worldwide guillom
June 27 Wikimedia Shop New Products Wikipedia en Anonymous North America User:Jalexander WM Shop new products, none sale
TBC June SUL finalisation All All Logged-in SUL renamees, 15 views only Worldwide Jdforrester (WMF) Advising users that they will be renamed as part of SUL finalisation
Starting in July 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
July 1–6 VisualEditor enabled Wikipedia en logged-in Worldwide guillom
July 15–22 VisualEditor enabled soon Wikipedia de / es / fr / ru / jp / pt / nl / it / he logged-in Worldwide guillom
July 22–24 VisualEditor enabled Wikipedia de / es / fr / ru / jp / pt / nl / it / he logged-in Worldwide guillom
July 24–29 VisualEditor enabled soon Wikipedia most other Wikipedia wikis logged-in Worldwide guillom
July 29–31 VisualEditor enabled Wikipedia most other Wikipedia wikis logged-in Worldwide guillom
8-13 June "Behind the Scene" tour & Wiki-Workshop & Edit-a-thon @ National Library of Israel, Jerusalem All All Logged in and anon Israel Shani Free registration to "Behind the Scene" tour & Wiki-Workshop & Edit-a-thon
24 June to 15 July Review of Commons' Scope all all all all MichaelMaggs Comprehensive review of Commons: Project scope, and Commons:Photographs of identifiable people, relevant to editors at all projects
2013/08/29 to 2013/08/31 Review of WMNL draft annual plan All nl - fy - li - nds-nl - zea Both Netherlands User:Ad Huikeshoven Review of WMNL draft annual plan
2013/09/08 2013/09/15 Speakers asked for conference (WCN) of Wikimedia Netherlands All nl - fy - li - nds-nl - zea Both Netherlands Romaine
2013/07/01 2013/08/31 Information campaign for readers Wikipedia French Anonymous All User:Trizek and User:Auregann Explaining Wikipedia in 6 questions
2013/09/03 2013/09/15 Privacy Policy All projects All languages All users Worldwide Michelle Paulson Privacy policy discussion
2013/08/18 2013/08/31 Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Loves Libraries (alternating) All projects English Logged in (all)
Logged in and anon (only for WLL in second week)
US User:Pharos Alternation of US banners for Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Loves Libraries
2013/08/22 2013/08/28 HTTPS migration All projects As many languages as possible Logged-in Worldwide ViperSnake151 A more focused notice mentioning our planned shift to HTTPS by default for all users.
2013/08/20 2013/08/31 fr:Wikipédia:Mois de la contribution All projects FR Logged-in Worldwide Benoit Rochon 1st part: Recruiting editors to organize event in their city for Month of contribution.
22-27 August Wiki & Commons Workshop @ National Library of Israel, Jerusalem All All Logged in and anon Israel Shani Free registration to Wiki & Commons Workshop.
23 August - 1st September Wikimedia ZA 2013 AGM & South African launch of Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 All All Logged in South Africa Douglas Scott Inviting Wikimedians to attend the 2013 AGM at 10am on 1st September and the launch of WLM 2013 at 4pm on the same day, same place.
2013/09/13 2013/09/21 Wiki Takes America event in your area Wikipedia, Commons English Both United States Wiki Takes America / WLM USA / Wikimedia DC Perhaps 25% to get people to attend the WTA events
2013/10/04 2013/10/10 Preregistration for conference (WCN) of Wikimedia Netherlands All nl - fy - li - nds-nl - zea Both Netherlands Ad Huikeshoven
2013/09/08 2013/10/07 Wikipedia contest All sk both all User:KuboF (WMSK) se talk page; if solved copyright issue by our external partner we would like to add a image
2013/09/01 2013/09/31 Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons - other projects if relevant All relevant & translated (t.b.d.) Logged-in & Anonymous Participating countries (exact list t.b.d.) WLM 2013 international team
Contact: Romaine
inviting people to submit images to Wikipedia through Wiki Loves Monuments
2013/10/01 2013/10/31 fr:Wikipédia:Mois de la contribution All projects FR Logged-in & Anonymous Worldwide Benoit Rochon 2nd part: Invite all users to join one of the events organised for Month of contribution.
2013/09/15 2013/09/30 German Wikipedia „Schreibwettbewerb“ Wikipedia de Logged in all Church of emacs As per request by Schreibwettbewerb organizers
2013/09/26 - 2013/11/07 Financial contest on skwiki All sk Anon and logged in all User:KuboF ...
Oct 17-19, 23-25, 29-31 Start/reminder/last call for FDC community reviews All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide Tbayer for FDC staff
Oct 17-19, 23-25, 29-31 Start/reminder/last call for FDC community reviews (country-specific banners) All projects Several languages (TBD) Logged in Spain, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, India, Israel, Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden, Austria, UK Tbayer for FDC staff Rotating with worldwide (generic) FDC campaign
Oct 21-31 Russian WikiConference invitation All ru, be, be-x-old, uk Anon and logged in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine User:Putnik ...
Nov 1-7 Gallery of Glory competition All ru, uk Anon and logged in Russia, Ukraine User:Putnik ...
Nov 1-12 Creative Commons India launch All English Anon and logged in Delhi (India) Wikimedia India We wants this notice to be targeted only to the Indian city of Delhi. We can provide your coordinates if required. -- ♪Karthik♫ ♪Nadar♫ 07:34, 29 October 2013 (UTC)


2011 and 2012 Calendar
Dates Banner purpose Projects Language Logged in or Anonymous Geo-located to Project sponsor Comments from sponsor
Jan 9 - Jan 19 Campus Ambassador Recruitment for Cairo University Wikipedia ar Logged in Egypt User:Akhanna Might run for longer, depending on response
Jan 12 - Jan 19 Online Ambassador Recruitment for Cairo University Wikipedia ar Logged in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait User:Akhanna Might run for longer, depending on response
Jan 8 - Jan 14 Wikimania scholarships All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide User:Aude Scholarship applications open (need to schedule call for participation later in Jan; Registration sometime too) Postponed I think and we'll do Feb 1-7 Aude 00:06, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
24 August 2011 through 5 September 2011 Wikimedia Israel - call for projects and grants requests All EN-HE Logged in & Anon Israel Itzike
itzik at wikimedia.org.il
Geo-IP campaign (Israel only). Allocation can be reduced at the campaign reach to his final date...
22-August 2011 through 30-August 2011 Image Filter Referendum Voting All All Logged in all Philippe (WMF)
philippe at wikimedia.org
Banner percentage will be steadily reduced until the last day, when one final push will be made.
24 August 2011 Fundraising Drill Wikipedia Multilingual Anonymous BR, BE, CO, CN, JP, TR, SI, NZ, PL, CA ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF) The goal of this drill is not to test any of the creative content or templates. It is just a stress test for the daily tasks and problems we may have in the FR and help establish a more productive and sustainable production process.
Aug 29th 2011 through Sep 17th 2011 Promote Berkeley Wikipedia Meetup All en Anon East Bay, CA, USA
Can only be geolocated nationally - area is too large
Asaf Bartov
asaf at wikimedia.org
First meetup of this new group -- want to attract many casual WP users.
4 September, 2011 Image Filter results announcement All All Logged in all Philippe (WMF)
philippe at wikimedia.org
One day only, logged in only. Willing to split allocation as needed.
7 September 2011 Fundraising Drill2 Wikipedia English Anonymous Nigeria, Paraguay, Japan, Malta, Nicaragua, Honduras,Italy, Russia, Brazil, Poland, Jamaica, Spain, Albania,Kenya, Cyprus, Sweden, Colombia,Argentina,Chile,Taiwan, Nepal, Rep dominicana, Turkey, Philippines, Belgium, Finland, China, Indonesia, Norway, Hong Kong ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF) The goal of this drill is not to test any of the creative content or templates. It is just a stress test for the daily tasks and problems we may have in the FR and help establish a more productive and sustainable production process.
September 10 2011 - September 26 Hungarian Wikipdia 200k articles celebration hu.wikipedia Hungarian Logged in and anonymous, transition to only logged out on the week of September 19 (and also lower the rates at that time) Every country in the World bence.damokos at wikimedia.hu Bence This is part of the milestone celebrations on the Hungarian Wikipedia, the landing page thanks existing editors and invites the readers to contribute toward the next milestone and come celebrate at a local wiki meetup
September 15 Translation recruitment Wikipedia, Commons, Meta fr, ro, en Logged in Romania, France, Belgium Siko Bouterse
sbouterse at wikimedia.org
In support of the fundraiser.
September 21, 2011 Translation recruitment Wikipedia, Commons, Meta da, fi, nb/no, nn, sv; en geo-located Logged in For en: DK, FI, FO, GL, IS, NO, SE, SJ Jon Harald Søby
jsoby at wikimedia.org
In support of the fundraiser.
September 2011 Promote Wiki Loves Monuments All All Both Europe Multichill
info at wikilovesmonuments.eu
One campaign with one banner. The url links to the local Wiki Loves Monuments site or http://www.wikilovesmonuments.eu if you don't have a local site. This is based on your location (geoip).
September 12-14, 2011 Fundraising Drill3 Wikipedia English Anonymous AL, AR, BE, BR, CL, CN, CO, CY, DO, ES, FI, HK, HN, ID, IT, JM, JP, KE, MT, NG, NI, NO, NP, PH, PL, PY, RU, SE, TR, TW ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF) This event is not a blocker. Our PCs will be putting up a few banners on different countries for 5-10 mins each, from today through Wednesday. This is just a process Drill and shouldn't stop any other major release or development.
September 16, 2011 Fundraising Tests Wikipedia English Anonymous US ppena@wikimedia.org Ppena(WMF) Testing brand new single step forms for 1 to 2 hours starting at 21:00UTC
September 21, 2011 Fundraising Drill4 Wikipedia English Anonymous Nigeria, Paraguay, Japan, Malta, Nicaragua, Honduras, Albania, Kenya, Cyprus, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Taiwan, Nepal, Dom Republic, Turkey, Philippines, Brazil, Belgium, China, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, Hong Kong, Russia, Poland, Jamaica, Spain, Sweden, Macau ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF (This event is not a blocker. Our PCs will be putting up a few banners on different countries for 5-10 mins each. This is just a process Drill and shouldn't stop any other major release or development.
October 4 Maintenance notice, MediaWiki 1.18 deployment All wikis All languages Logged in and anonymous No geolocation Guillaume Paumier
September 23-October 1 10th anniversary of the Polish Wikipedia Wikipedia Polish Logged in and Anonymous No geolocation Leinad We are going to celebrate Polish Wikipedia birthday! :)
September 30, 2011 (noon to 1pm UTC) Test for WMDE's donation page [2] de.wikipedia de anon only global (?) Daniel Kinzler (WMDE) and Till Mletzko testing banner setup and landing page at 5 - 10% load
September 27–October 7, 2011 Fundraiser translation banners All wikis Selected languages, see schedule Logged-in only Selected countries, see schedule Jsoby
jsoby at wikimedia.org
To recruit millions and millions of translators.
October 5-12 Mobile Readers Survey All All Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Moldova, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syrian Arabic Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen. Cbrown1023
cbrown at wikimedia.org
Mani Pande
mpande at wikimedia.org
Research:Wikipedia Mobile Readers Survey 2011
October 7-9, 2011 Community Stories Request Wikipedia (for now) English Logged In All Megan Hernandez
mhernandez at wikimedia.org
October 14 7:00-11:00am PDT Fundraising tests Wikipedia English Anonymous US, EN countries ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF (Special 3 hr test testing different appeals)
October 18, 1:00-2:30pm PDT Fundraising tests Wikipedia English Anonymous All countries ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF (Special 1 1/2 hr test testing different appeals)
October 18, 10:30-11:30am PDT Fundraising tests Wikipedia English Anonymous CA ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF (Brandon bullets vs Brandon regular appeals)
October 1-14, 2011 Promote Wikimeda Germany's community project budget All German and German dialects Logged-in Germany Sebastian Sooth (WMDE)
sebastian.sooth at wikimedia.de
implemented by Tobias
October 31st, 2:00-3:00pm PDT Fundraising tests Wikipedia English Anonymous US ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF)
October 26, 2011 Community Banner Test Wikipedia en Anonymous EN WMF WMF Fundraising
October 1-21 Promote Wiki Loves Monuments in Hungary All All Both Hungary Samat
wlm at wikimedia.hu
The contest lasts until October 21 in Hungary.
October 5-20, 2011 Promote Wikipedia Loves Libraries All English Both Canada, US, US territories Pharos
wm-nyc at wikimedia.org
Campaign
October 6 - 12; 24 - 29 Wikimedia Conferentie Nederland registration All English and Dutch and regional Dutch languages Both the Netherlands Effeietsanders
Lodewijk at wmnederland.nl
October 20-26, 2011 Promote Egypt Meetup All English and Arabic Both Egypt syap
syap at wikimedia.org
Launch of Arabic Catalyst
October 20 - 27 Announce online coding challenges Wikipedia Available translations Both All Erik Moeller (WMF)
erik at wikimedia.org
Our goal here is to attract motivated developers world-wide to complete Wikimedia-related coding challenges to identify potential individuals we may want to target for volunteer cultivation and/or for recruiting purposes. See mw:October 2011 Coding Challenge for details.
October 28 - 30 Fundraiser translator recruitment All wikis et, hr, hu, lt, mk, ms Logged-in EE, HR, HU, LT, MK, MY Jsoby
jsoby at wikimedia.org
October 28 - 30 India Hackathon promotion All wikis en Both IN Erik Moeller (WMF)
erik at wikimedia.org
September 10 - November 7, 2011 WikiConference India Registrations All All Both India AroundTheGlobe
pranav at wikimedia.in
WikiConference_India_2011
Note: I adjusted end date with knowledge of project sponsor. Philippe (WMF) 06:35, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Nov 3 - 7 India Hackathon promotion All wikis en Both IN Erik Moeller (WMF)
erik at wikimedia.org
On-going: Friday 7:00-11:00am PDT Fundraising tests Wikipedia English Anonymous US, EN countries ppena@wikimmedia.org Ppena(WMF Please don't delete this entry- this is an on-going test.
Jan 17 SOPA warning Wikipedia English Logged in and anon Worldwide OR US
(depends on the RFC)
User:Philippe_(WMF) Blackout warnings. Philippe (WMF) 20:38, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Jan 17 SOPA Wikipedia German Logged in and anon Worldwide User:Church of emacs German Wikipedia supports the protest and will most likely show a banner. --Tobias talk · contrib 22:12, 16 January 2012 (UTC)
Jan 18 SOPA Wikipedia Spanish Logged in and anon Worldwide User:Philippe (WMF) Spanish Wikipedia request by email and per Discussion
Jan 20 - Feb 2 SOPA protest Wikipedia English Logged in US All User:Philippe (WMF) Foundation sponsored SOPA protest banners.
January 15-28, 2012 Stewards/Elections 2012 Call for nominations All sites All languages Only administrators (thanks to a script) Not geolocalized Steward Elections 2012 Election Committee As each year, we need to use the CentralNotice for calling candidates and voters. We will be using two banners but only one campaign. Templates will be stew2012_noms and stew2012_vote. The first one is created.
Jan 28-April 30 2012 1% tax fundraising campaign for Wikimedia Poland All projects All languages Logged in and anon Poland User:Odder Very flexible. No need to be there all the time (a few weeks' break scheduled for March). Please contact me to discuss the details if you'd like to take the banners off Polish projects.
February 1-7 Wikimania scholarships All projects All languages Logged in Worldwide User:Aude Wikimania scholarships
February 8-28, 2012 Stewards/Elections 2012 Call for voters All sites All languages Only to eligible voters (thanks to a script) Not geolocalized Steward Elections 2012 Election Committee Same as above
Feb 8-Feb 15 Africa FR Test Batch1 WP en, pt Anon MZ, AO, CV, GW, ST, BW, NA, ZW User:Ppena Regional Tests
Feb. 22 MediaWiki 1.19 All projects except Wikipedia All languages All users Worldwide Guillaume Paumier stage 3 deployment
Feb 28-Mar 06 Africa FR Test Batch2 WP en, sw, sp, fr, pt, am Anon ET, GQ, TZ User:Ppena Regional Tests
March 1 MediaWiki 1.19 Wikipedia All languages All users Worldwide Guillaume Paumier stage 5 deployment
March 24-27 Glam edit-a-thon All projects Hebrew & English Logged in and anon Israel User:Itzike Glam edit-a-thon - The national library
Jan 28-April 30 2012 1% tax fundraising campaign for Wikimedia Poland All projects All languages Logged in and anon Poland User:Odder Very flexible. No need to be there all the time (a few weeks' break scheduled for March). Please contact me to discuss the details if you'd like to take the banners off Polish projects.
April 25 - May 24 New Terms of use All projects All languages Logged in and Anon Worldwide Philippe Legal notice of the new Terms of use. Please note: the Foundation has an obligation to display this banner. Please do not pre-empt it for local banners. We're going to try to keep it out of the way.
April 16-25 Maintenance notice for MediaWiki 1.20wmf1 All projects All languages Logged in & Anonymous Worldwide Guillaume Paumier Banners will run for a short period of time during each maintenance window. See mw:MediaWiki 1.20/Roadmap for the current schedule.
May Maintenance notice for MediaWiki 1.20wmf2 & 1.20wmf3 All projects All languages Logged in & Anonymous Worldwide Guillaume Paumier Banners will run for a short period of time during each maintenance window. See mw:MediaWiki 1.20/Roadmap for the current schedule.
May 3-20 Wikimedia Hungary 1% tax fundraiser All projects All languages Logged in and anonymous (logged in probably switched off after a few days) Hungary Bence Damokos Wikimedia Hungary Under a special fundraising agreement with WMF
May 4 Fundraising Test Wikipedia English Anon United States Meganhernandez (talk) 21:21, 2 May 2012 (UTC) Fundraising Test
May 11 Fundraising Test Wikipedia English Anon United States Meganhernandez (talk) 21:21, 2 May 2012 (UTC) Fundraising Test
May 16 Fundraising Test Wikipedia English Anon United States MeganhernandezMeganhernandez (talk) 16:00, 15 May 2012 (UTC) Fundraising Test
May 25 Fundraising Test Wikipedia English Anon United States Meganhernandez (talk) 12:50, 22 May 2012 (UTC) Fundraising Test
June 1 Fundraising Test Wikipedia English Anon United States Meganhernandez (talk) 12:50, 22 May 2012 (UTC) Fundraising Test
May 8-15 Conference Wikimedia Polska 2012 (+General Assembly of WMPL) All projects Polish, Silesian and Cassubian Logged in and anon - LeinaD (t) 10:08, 8 May 2012 (UTC) Our annual information about conference.
May 10- May 30 Assamese Wikimedia Community All Projects English and Assamese Logged in & Anonymous North East India User:naveenpf Photography Contest to promoted
May 18-26 2012 Philippine WikiConference and Wikimedia Philippines Annual Convention All projects All languages Logged in and anon Philippines Sky Harbor (talk) 14:16, 17 May 2012 (UTC) (project head: Namayan) Registration and promotion of the annual Philippine Wikimedia conference.
Round1: May 29 - June 6
Round2: mid June
Picture of the Year contest All projects except Commons (we have more detailed sitenotice for Commons) Major languages Logged in only Worldwide 2011 Picture of the Year Committee Wikimedia Foundation banners take precedence over these banners.
May ? -May 19? Wikimania registration All projects All languages Logged in North America or if possible, only the greater DC region. User:Aude Wikimania registration
June Maintenance notice for MediaWiki 1.20wmf4 & 1.20wmf5 All projects All languages Logged in & Anonymous Worldwide Guillaume Paumier Banners will run for a short period of time during each maintenance window. See mw:MediaWiki 1.20/Roadmap for the current schedule.
June Fundraising testing Wikipedia EN anon US Megan Hernandez Weekly tests Friday mornings in US
June 18 Fundraising testing Wikipedia EN/RU anon RU Megan Hernandez Fundraising testing
13-19 May & 3-10 June Wikipedia academy Israel All projects Hebrew & English Logged in and anon Israel User:Itzike Wikipedia academy Israel registration
June 1st - 7th WikiCon 2012 registration started & CfP All projects de, nds, hsb, dsb, stq, bar, als/gsw, ksh, rm Logged in & Anonymous Worldwide User:80686 german community conference, registration started May 9th, CfP still runs until June 30th
June 14th - 19th GLAM Israel All projects he,en Logged in & Anonymous Israel User:Itzike Invitation to join GLAM Israel Activity in Jerusalem
June 8-23 Great American Wiknic All projects English Logged in (first week)
Logged in and anon (second week)
US User:Pharos 2nd annual national Wiknic across the US
August 22-29. Fundraising testing Wikipedia es anon Spanish speaking countries Megan Hernandez Spanish test in various Spanish speaking countries. Also a pre-test, Aug. 14 & 15
July 17 - July 26 Travel guide RfC All All [translated] Logged in only, 25 % no Unknown, perhaps Church of emacs
July 19 - July 23 Wikipedia En Logged in only no User:Okeyes (WMF)
July 23rd - 29th WikiCon 2012 registration closing All projects All languages Logged in & Anonymous de, at, ch, li User:80686 german community conference, registration ends by June 29th, program can be advertised
July 4 - July 18 Bangla Wikipedia Readers Survey 2012 Wikipedia Bangla Logged in and anonymous Worldwide Tanvir Rahman Readers survey under WMF fellowship program
July 25 Fundraising testing Wikipedia EN anon US Peter Gehres Quick test of migration off of wmfwiki around 21:30 UTC
August 6-20 Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Loves Libraries (alternating) All projects English Logged in (all)
Logged in and anon (only for WLL in second week)
US User:Pharos Alternation of US banners for Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Loves Libraries
August 10-15 Last call for FDC nominations all all Logged in Worldwide User:Tbayer (WMF)
from ca. August 14 Editor Survey August 2012 Wikipedia & Commons 11+ languages Logged in Worldwide User:Tbayer (WMF) 5-10 days per project, depending on response rate and rotation with other campaigns
August 19-25 CfS Wikimedia Conferentie Nederland (Dutch annual Wikimedia conference) all projects Dutch Logged in 19-22 & logged in and anon 23-25 Netherlands, Belgium CyrielB for Wikimedia Nederland
September Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 2012-1 All projects 30+ languages Logged in and anonymous Participating countries (see page linked) Multichill, odder & Wiki Loves Monuments organizing teams See for more detail and info and discussion: Wiki Loves Monuments 2012. Weight set to 25, affects only de logged-in users (see below).
20 Aug - 31 Aug WikiLovesMonuments ZA: Launch Event on Sept. 1 See: languages English, Afrikaans (two most visited ones), Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho, Northern Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Venda Logged in South Africa MADe & WLM ZA organising team Not really happening, is it? odder (talk) 20:51, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
5 Sep - 14 Sep Wikipedia Takes St. Louis Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons English Logged in and anonymous St. Louis Marcus Qwertyus Really confused about all this but want my photo-hunt to be a success
September 8 - September 22 Help page testing Wikipedia Bangla Logged in and anonymous Worldwide Tanvir Rahman Could be prolonged for one more week
between 7 Sept. and 14 Sept Community Projekt Budget Appeal [3] All de.projects DE Logged in no geoloc notafish Set for 7-9.9, weight 100 because WLM banner has more time anyway.
September 7 for 1 hour test of banner impressions counting system - banners will not be visible Most projects All languages anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK) Megan Hernandez Banners will not be visible - this is just a test of our banner impression counting system
August-Nov. Fundraising testing All EN anon US Megan Hernandez Weekly test in US morning.
November 12 - November 25 Czech Wikiconference All projects Czech all Czech Republic Limojoe - WMCZ
September 14 - October 15 Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 2012-1 - Israel All projects all Logged in and anonymous Israel odder & itzike
October 1-7 Italian Fundraising Test Wikipedia Italian anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez There will be shorter pre-tests, leading up to the week-long test
October 4-17 Promoting Special:TranslatorSignup All All languages, see plan Logged-in only No geolocation Joseph Seddon Will run at low intensity, around 10-15 % exposure. Languages will be built up and switched off in a staggered fashion.
October 8-15 Russian Fundraising Test Wikipedia Russian anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez There will be shorter pre-tests, leading up to the week-long test
October 18 French Fundraising Test Wikipedia French anonymous France Sbaijard Pre-fundraiser test
October 15-22 Japanese Fundraising Test Wikipedia Japanese anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez There will be shorter pre-tests, leading up to the week-long test
October 15-17 FDC Proposal banner All projects All Languages Logged in only World wide ( overriden for fundraising banners and smaller % for sharing with other banners) ASengupta_(WMF) Banner issues? Contact James Alexander
October 22-29 Portuguese Fundraising Test Wikipedia Portuguese anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez There will be shorter pre-tests, leading up to the week-long test
October 29- Nov. 5 Chinese Fundraising Test Wikipedia Chinese anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez There will be shorter pre-tests, leading up to the week-long test
September 2012- Nov. 2012 Frequent pre-fundraiser tests Multiple Projects All languages anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez
October - January CentralNotice Testing All All Both Everywhere Matt Walker This is a test campaign that should be at lowest priority. It allows us to test our delivery/analysis pipelines. If it interferes with your campaign feel free to disable targeting specific to your needs for the duration of your campaign. The important thing is that we have a banner running everywhere at all times.
November 1, 2012 - January 5, 2013 Annual Fundraiser, frequent pre-fundraiser tests and thank you messages Multiple Projects All languages anonymous Worldwide (excluding FR, DE, UK, CH) Megan Hernandez
Oct 31 - Nov 5 Dutch conference Call for Registration all projects nl logged in 31 oct & 1 nov, incl anonymous 2-4 nl, be CyrielB (talk) 50/50 with fundraiser banner, same as last year
Oct 16 - Oct 21 Bangalore DevCamp Registration Wikipedia en, hi, bn, kn, ml, ta, te, pa, mr, gu logged in and anonymous india, nepal, bhutan, sri lanka, pakistan, bangladesh Kaldari (talk)
from October 30 Editor Survey 2012 Wikipedia & Commons 12+ languages Logged in Worldwide Tbayer 5-10 days per language, depending on response rate and rotation with other campaigns
November 8 French Fundraising Test Wikipedia French anonymous France and overseas territories Sebastien Baijard Pre-fundraiser test
November 12, 2012 - January 5, 2013 Annual Fundraiser, frequent pre-fundraiser tests and thank you messages Multiple Projects French anonymous France and overseas territories Sebastien Baijard
Dec 3 - Dec 19 WMNL survey [[4]] Wikipedia nl logged in Netherlands only SRientjes survey for Dutch WP editors by Wikimedia Nederland

2014[edit]

Dates
YYYY/MM/DD
Banner purpose Projects Language Logged in or Anonymous Geo-located to Project sponsor Comments from sponsor
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 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
Terms of Use Amendment (Required per the ToU) All All Logged in and Anonymous Worldwide LCA Banner questions to User:Jalexander
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 Banner questions to Romaine.
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
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 Available in IRC at #wikilovesearth and some other channels.
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.
April 22 -May 31 Announcing Venezuelan WikiViajes contest Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and Commons All languages Logged in and anonymous Venezuela Oscar . for WMVE
May 7 - June 6 30 day notice for new privacy policy All Projects All Languages Logged in and Anonymous WorldWide Wikimedia Foundation Legal and Community Advocacy For banner concerns or issues please contact User:Jalexander Note: These banners will be restricted to no more then 25% and probably only a couple views per person
May 1-June 30 Wiki Loves Earth in Germany Wikipedia, Commons de, de-informal, ... Logged in and Anonymous Germany only Romaine for WLE team Available in IRC at #wikilovesearth and some other channels.
May 1-May 31 Wiki Loves Earth Wikipedia, Commons Andorra & Spain: Catalan + English + Spanisch
Austria: German
Ghana: English
Ukraine: Ukrainian
Macedonia: Macedonian
Logged in and Anonymous Andorra & Spain, Austria, Ghana, Ukraine, Macedonia

maybe other last minute participation
Romaine for WLE teams Available in IRC at #wikilovesearth and some other channels.
May 4-11 Encouraging Wikipedians and the general public to submit applications for microgrants All Hebrew Logged in and anonymous Israel Chen - WMIL (for WMNL)
May 11-17 6th Wiki-Academy conference All Hebrew Logged in and anonymous Israel Chen - WMIL (for WMIL) Invitation to the 6th Wiki-Academy conference.
May 7-13 Invitation to participate at a photo contest in collaboration with the Israel Internet Association All Hebrew Logged in and anonymous Israel Chen - WMIL (for WMIL) Call for participation.
May 30 - June 3 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
May 30 - June 8 Invitation to local wikipedians in Mendoza province All Projects All Languages Logged in and Anonymous Argentina Wikimedia Argentina Invitation to the first meeting of wikipedians from Mendoza City. Previous references: Previous banner for WMAR & the last banner generated for WMAR
June 10-25 Announcing Venezuelan edit-a-thon contest Wikipedia All languages Logged in and anonymous Venezuela Oscar . for WMVE
June 16 -July 16 Terms of use amendment announce All All Logged in and Anonymous All LCA Banner questions can go to User:Jalexander. Banner limited to 50% until June 20th and then reduced to 20%. Banner limited to 2 views at all times.
June 17-18 Announcement for redirecting tablet users to mobile site All en Logged in and anonymous All Maryana (WMF) and Kaldari from the WMF mobile web team
June 25–July 2 Announcing the new Wikipedia app for Android Wikipedia en, de, fr, it, ru, ja, nl Logged in and anonymous All Tbayer for the Mobile team Mobile (Android) only. Two banners rotating, probably 1 view each
June 28–July 5 Great American Wiknic All projects English Logged in and anon US James Hare 4th annual national Wiknic across the US
July 1-July 6 Invitation to local wikipedians in Mendoza province All Projects All Languages Logged in and Anonymous Argentina Wikimedia Argentina Invitation to the first environmental edit-a-thon in Mendoza City. Previous references: Previous banner for WMAR & the last banner generated for WMAR
July 10-12 Wikimania 2014 banner All All Logged in Worldwide User:Pcoombe (WMF) (on behalf of User:EdSaperia) 3 views per person
July 10-12 Wikimania 2014 banner All All Anonymous Worldwide User:Pcoombe (WMF) (on behalf of User:EdSaperia) 3 views per person
July 16–23 Summer of Monuments intro campaign All en Logged in United States James Hare and Leo Zimmermann for Wikimedia DC This is meant to be a soft launch, so heavy exposure is not necessary. That said, I'm not sure what the magic number of views should be, either.
July 22-27 Wikimania 2014 banner All All Logged in and anonymous United Kingdom User:Pcoombe (WMF) (on behalf of User:EdSaperia)
July 28 - August 5 Wikimania 2014 banner Wikipedia en Anonymous United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria User:EdSaperia Last chance for Wikimania tickets!
July 28 - August 3 Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel call for submissions Wikipedia, Wikiversity, Wikibooks, Commons, Wikimania german Logged in and anonymous all Manuel Schneider for the project team Special:EmailUser/80686 / User Talk:80686 / IRC root-80686
July South Africa Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en Anonymous South Africa Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
August US Fundraising campaign (smaller languages) Wikipedia da, de, fr, it, ja, nb, nl, pl, pt, ru, sv, zh Anonymous US Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
August Malaysia Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en Anonymous MY Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
August 15 - 20
Sept 5 - 10
International francophone contribution month all fr Logged in Worldwide Benoit Rochon for WikiFranca Call to wikimedians for participation
August 20-26 Wikipedian Meeting All projects es logged in + Anonymous Argentina Wikimedia Argentina Invitation to the first meeting of wikipedians from Bahia Blanca City.

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