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Subscribe to the This Month in Education newsletter - learn from others and share your stories[edit]

Dear community members,

Greetings from the EWOC Newsletter team and the education team at Wikimedia Foundation. We are very excited to share that we on tenth years of Education Newsletter (This Month in Education) invite you to join us by subscribing to the newsletter on your talk page or by sharing your activities in the upcoming newsletters. The Wikimedia Education newsletter is a monthly newsletter that collects articles written by community members using Wikimedia projects in education around the world, and it is published by the EWOC Newsletter team in collaboration with the Education team. These stories can bring you new ideas to try, valuable insights about the success and challenges of our community members in running education programs in their context.

If your affiliate/language project is developing its own education initiatives, please remember to take advantage of this newsletter to publish your stories with the wider movement that shares your passion for education. You can submit newsletter articles in your own language or submit bilingual articles for the education newsletter. For the month of January the deadline to submit articles is on the 20th January. We look forward to reading your stories.

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About This Month in Education · Subscribe/Unsubscribe · Global message delivery · For the team: ZI Jony (Talk), Monday 10:57, 08 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Desktop Improvements update[edit]

Making this the new default

Hello. I wanted to give you an update about the Desktop Improvements project, which the Wikimedia Foundation Web team has been working on for the past few years. Our work is almost finished! 🎉

We would love to see these improvements become the default for readers and editors across all wikis. In the coming weeks, we will begin conversations on more wikis, including yours. 🗓️ We will gladly read your suggestions!

The goals of the project are to make the interface more welcoming and comfortable for readers and useful for advanced users. The project consists of a series of feature improvements which make it easier to read and learn, navigate within the page, search, switch between languages, use article tabs and the user menu, and more. The improvements are already visible by default for readers and editors on more than 30 wikis, including Wikipedias in French, Portuguese, and Persian.

The changes apply to the Vector skin only, although it will always be possible to revert to the previous version on an individual basis. Monobook or Timeless users will not notice any changes.

The newest features
  • Table of contents - our version is easier to reach, gain context of the page, and navigate throughout the page without needing to scroll. It is currently tested across our pilot wikis. It is also available for editors who have opted into the Vector 2022 skin.
  • Page tools - now, there are two types of links in the sidebar. There are actions and tools for individual pages (like Related changes) and links of the wiki-wide nature (like Recent changes). We are going to separate these into two intuitive menus.
How to enable/disable the improvements
  • It is possible to opt-in individually in the appearance tab within the preferences by selecting "Vector (2022)". Also, it is possible to opt-in on all wikis using the global preferences.
  • On wikis where the changes are visible by default for all, logged-in users can always opt-out to the Legacy Vector. There is an easily accessible link in the sidebar of the new Vector.
Learn more and join our events

If you would like to follow the progress of our project, you can subscribe to our newsletter. You can read the pages of the project, check our FAQ, write on the project talk page, and join an online meeting with us.

Thank you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:59, 21 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Join us on Tuesday

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 28 June 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 5304280674. Dial by your location. The following events will take place on 12 July and 26 July.

The meeting will not be recorded or streamed. Notes will be taken in a Google Docs file and copied to Etherpad. Olga Vasileva (the Product Manager) will be hosting this meeting. The presentation part will be given in English. At this meeting, both Friendly space policy and the Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces apply. Zoom is not subject to the WMF Privacy Policy.

We can answer questions asked in English and a number of other languages. If you would like to ask questions in advance, add them on the talk page or send them to sgrabarczuk(_AT_)wikimedia.org. We hope to see you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 21:57, 23 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is Meta going to set its default skin to Vector 2022 in a few weeks? 105.106.72.151 12:31, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We haven't started any discussion here yet. For sure it won't happen without a discussion first. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 12:49, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

tweek request: Wiki_Education_Foundation[edit]

Would somebody tweek the page "Wiki_Education_Foundation" for translation please? As you see on its talk_page, consensus is granted. Cheers, -- Omotecho (talk) 04:22, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 13:31, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archive sites[edit]

Hello. I always archive the webpages am using as references and add the archive url to the reference. But, what if the archive site closes and archived content is no longer available? If the original urls are dead, then the source will be useless. Do Wikimedia has a solution about that problem? Philocypros (talk) 22:35, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MediaWiki:Rightslogtext[edit]

Is it possible to translate this system message? (something like MediaWiki:Rightslogtext/zh for Chinese users, for example) —— Eric LiuTalk 07:12, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh I see the subpage now (not in the info, quite confusing), it is indeed possible, lol. So how could I edit the content of the translation page? —— Eric LiuTalk 07:15, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can create an edit request at MediaWiki talk:Rightslogtext/zh. — xaosflux Talk 13:53, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ericliu1912 If needed, leave me a message on my talkpage and I will help to copy over the translation. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 06:55, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done the translation per request, pending copy-edit and then it will be transferred over. Seems section resolved. Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:08, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I ask for additional grants for an existing oauth consumer?[edit]

I want to ask for new grants here

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:OAuthListConsumers/view/41c540d87926d735ef597a0466ed63c3

I want to ask for page creation, as file upload also needs page creation grants. (As "documented" here - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/69679174/which-permissions-are-needed-to-upload-files-with-mediawiki-api ) Running (talk) 12:34, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well I added a new version here
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:OAuthListConsumers/view/730d8ec6b55620dbf3d7090ca45146c6
That should work Running (talk) 13:58, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's pretty much how, we don't have a way of modifying consumers currently. Tgr (WMF) (talk) 23:17, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Let's talk about the Desktop Improvements[edit]

Vector 2022 showing language menu with a blue menu trigger and blue menu items 01.jpg

Join an online meeting with the team working on the Desktop Improvements! It will take place on 26 July 2022 at 12:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC on Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 5304280674. Dial by your location.

Read more. See you! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 16:19, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trying to find research project that crowd sourced non-Editors to cross check a page edit/notability[edit]

HI, I am looking for a research project that crowd sourced non-Editors as a cross check so that. It wasn't a hot or not, but a choice was made. I am interested because it could be extended to get non-editors involved in editing tasks (spelling, grammar, stub reference selection) without knowing the full details of editing and WIkipeia exotica. Wakelamp (talk) 07:39, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vote for Election Compass Statements[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for statements to use in the Election Compass. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/disagree/neutral). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Volunteers propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 3: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 4 - 5: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August

Best,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

MNadzikiewicz (WMF) (talk) 21:22, 27 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ready for translation: Education Newsletter July 2022[edit]

July 2022 education newsletter released for translation. Please help our readers to read education newsletter in their native language. The latest education newsletter is ready for translation: here Newsletter headlines link for translation: here (please translate by August 03, 2022) Individual articles for translation: Category:Education/Newsletter/July 2022. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 17:47, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Special:WikiSets[edit]

Just wondering, since there's only three sets left as for now (2, 7, 12), what content was in the rest of the sets, and what happened to them? —— Eric LiuTalk 08:22, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you expecting stewards to run a lookup service for your curiosity? I think that is a bit of a tall order. Check the deletion logs would be the best way to get an answer for yourself. If you believe that the stewards should be keeping a register of wikisets, then please start a conversation with the stewards, the topic is not really pertinent to here.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:57, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]