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Adding Diff to allowed RSS feeds on Meta[edit]

Hey all. I'd like to allow folks on Meta to embed a feed of news from Diff, the community blog (more info). It would allow more on-wiki visibility into the news being published on Diff (recent update) and make progress on something I've wanted to see since, checks old Phab ticket, 2019!

This would allow individuals and groups to say pull the most recent 5 articles into a page to be displayed in the context of a project or program. Or heck, even on their user page if they want. :) With this you could even pull back a specific category or tag. Say the most recent 3 articles tagged with campaigns, or Movement strategy.

On the technical side this is a wiki configuration change. If there's consensus, I'd request a sysadmin to make the change with a ticket in Phabricator. According to the config (Search for wmgRSSUrlWhitelist), the only RSS feed currently allowed on Meta is this one (T155830). CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:30, 7 May 2021 (UTC)

  • This sounds sensible. Courtesy link to local description page: Diff (blog). Killiondude (talk) 23:31, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
  • No objection, per Killiondude. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:43, 12 May 2021 (UTC)
  • Support-This would be easier for community to see how everything works in the project.--JTZegers (talk) 23:20, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
  • If WMF staff are recommending it and it doesn't upset current systems, then I have no issue with metawiki having the feed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:09, 19 May 2021 (UTC)
    Thanks all for the consideration. Seeing as it's been a few weeks with no objections, I've filed a task. task T283380 CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:31, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
    @CKoerner (WMF): Time frame? When it is delivered, will you be able to add a notice to Template:Main Page/WM News. If you have suggestions on places that it would be useful then please make them. For example do you see that there is something we should be doign with MediaWiki:Recentchangestext?  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:05, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

Subscribing to a single section[edit]

Hello, all, I hope you'll indulge me in a slightly self-interested proposal:

The Editing team is working on mw:Talk pages project/Notifications. It is a way to "subscribe" to a single ==Section==. It's a bit like phab:T2738 and a perennial wishlist request, but it uses Special:Notifications instead of Special:Watchlist.

I'd like to ask the team to offer this as an opt-in, default-off Beta Feature here at Meta-Wiki, partly for my own convenience. I often wish for this myself, so I will get automatic cross-wiki notifications about replies posted here. Is that okay with all of you? (Please ping me if you have questions, because I can't subscribe to this section yet! ;-) ) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:48, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

Noting that as was already the case with mw:DiscussionTools, a suspiciously similar feature already exists in c:COM:Convenient Discussions. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:10, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
Neat concept. I would say yes, let's turn in on as an opt-in, default-off beta feature. Killiondude (talk) 19:46, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
+1 to enable it as a beta opt-in feature. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:27, 25 May 2021 (UTC)
  • +1 beta gadget, default off, per ^^^ to what they said. Suggest that if done that there is a main page announcement pointing to the relevant components.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:25, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
    Thank you all for your interest. It sounds like it will be a few weeks (end of June?). I'll let you know when it's available. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:23, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Warning script[edit]

I have adapted a user warning script from the Russian Wikipedia for Meta-Wiki. It adds a button to the editing toolbar in the source editor, so it is most convenient for redlinked user talk pages, but it can save a click or two otherwise as well, even though it may not be as quick as Twinkle. Unfortunately, it does not work when syntax highlighting is activated. The script can be found at user:1234qwer1234qwer4/warnings.js. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
17:22, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

1234qwer1234qwer4, will it work on the mobile. I tried to use it but I get some notifications. Hulged (talk) 10:09, 6 June 2021 (UTC)
@Hulged It does not work in the Minerva skin (default on mobile). You will have to load the desktop version (there is a link at the bottom of every page), which is also what I do/recommend when editing on mobile in general. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
10:11, 6 June 2021 (UTC)

Universal Code of Conduct News – Issue 1[edit]

Universal Code of Conduct News
Issue 1, June 2021Read the full newsletter


Welcome to the first issue of Universal Code of Conduct News! This newsletter will help Wikimedians stay involved with the development of the new code, and will distribute relevant news, research, and upcoming events related to the UCoC.

Please note, this is the first issue of UCoC Newsletter which is delivered to all subscribers and projects as an announcement of the initiative. If you want the future issues delivered to your talk page, village pumps, or any specific pages you find appropriate, you need to subscribe here.

You can help us by translating the newsletter issues in your languages to spread the news and create awareness of the new conduct to keep our beloved community safe for all of us. Please add your name here if you want to be informed of the draft issue to translate beforehand. Your participation is valued and appreciated.

  • Affiliate consultations – Wikimedia affiliates of all sizes and types were invited to participate in the UCoC affiliate consultation throughout March and April 2021. (continue reading)
  • 2021 key consultations – The Wikimedia Foundation held enforcement key questions consultations in April and May 2021 to request input about UCoC enforcement from the broader Wikimedia community. (continue reading)
  • Roundtable discussions – The UCoC facilitation team hosted two 90-minute-long public roundtable discussions in May 2021 to discuss UCoC key enforcement questions. More conversations are scheduled. (continue reading)
  • Phase 2 drafting committee – The drafting committee for the phase 2 of the UCoC started their work on 12 May 2021. Read more about their work. (continue reading)
  • Diff blogs – The UCoC facilitators wrote several blog posts based on interesting findings and insights from each community during local project consultation that took place in the 1st quarter of 2021. (continue reading)

Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions[edit]

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Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:18, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team