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CentralNotice CentralNotice (calendar) Archive

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).
Dates
YYYY/MM/DD
Banner purpose Projects Language Logged in or Anonymous Geo-located to Project sponsor Comments from sponsor
Jan 2015 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
June 15-July 1 Wikimedia CH survey all projects de, fr, en, it, rm, commons, wikidata Logged in Switzerland Ilario for Wikimedia CH
June/July FoP Various Various Various EU Various
July 2015 Italian Wikivoyage campaign all projects it Logged in, anonymous Worldwide Ilario for Italian Wikivoyage
22 June to 3 July WMNL call for speakers conference all projects fy, li, nds-nl, nl, nl-informal, vls, zea Both NL, BE Romaine for WMNL
July 2015 Japan Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en, ja Anonymous JP Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
July 2-14 Wikimanía 2015 all projects all Logged in or Anonymous Worldwide MX, WMF
1 July 2015 to 1 August 2015 Concurso: Conocé Argentina a través de sus reservas naturales Wikipedia es Logged in, anonymous AR

Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) for Wikimedia Argentina ||

August 2015 (with a few tests in July) LATAM Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en, es, pt-br Anonymous BR, CL, CO, AR, MX, PE, UY Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
14 August 2015 to 28 August 2015 Planificación Estratégico 2016-2018 Wikipedia es Logged in, anonymous AR

Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) for Wikimedia Argentina

14 August 2015 to 21 August 2015 Editatón en el Teatro Colón Wikipedia es Logged in, anonymous AR

Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) for Wikimedia Argentina

22 August 2015 to 28 August 2015 Editatón la Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires Wikipedia es Logged in, anonymous AR

Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) for Wikimedia Argentina

29 August 2015 to 4 September 2015 Editatón en el Centro Cultural de España Wikipedia es Logged in, anonymous AR

Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) for Wikimedia Argentina

27 August 2015 to 2 Sep 2015 Finland: Android app banner Wikipedia en, fi Anonymous FI User:Pcoombe (WMF) for Android App team Android users only, shows up once.
August 2015 South Africa Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en Anonymous ZA Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
August 2015 Malaysia Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en Anonymous MY Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
August 2015 US multilingual Fundraising campaign Wikipedia smaller languages in the US Anonymous US Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
4 septembre to 30 Septembre 2015 Desafíos de edición en Wikipedia en español Wikipedia es Logged in, anonymous AR, CL, CO, MX, PE, UY, ES, VE, BO

Giselle Bordoy (WMAR) for Wikimedia Argentina

2015/08/04 - 2015/08/20 Kiwix spanish campaign Wikipedia es Logged in + Anonymous Spanish speaking countries The Photographer for Kiwix spanish campaign Previously discussed in Wikipedia in Spanish, the same message of previous campaign
2015/08/14 - 2015/08/20 WikiDACH german-speaking Wikimedia Conference All All Logged in + Anonymous german-speaking countries User:80686
2015/08/19 - 2015/08/31 WikiConference USA scholarships and submissions All en Logged in + anonymous United States User:Harej
19 August - 4 September 2015 Registration WMUACON 2015 conference All uk Both UA Romaine for WMUA
2015/09/18 - 2015/09/24 WikiDACH german-speaking Wikimedia Conference All All german Logged in + Anonymous global User:80686
September 1-15 Wikimedia Strategy Survey for Editors in the Philippines All All Logged-in Philippines Sky Harbor (for WMPH)
September Wiki Loves Monuments Wikipedia, Commons, Wikimedia, ... several Both several Romaine for national teams
September 2015 Italy Fundraising campaign (cancelled) Wikipedia en, it Anonymous IT Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
14 September - 12 October 2015 Belgium Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en, fr, nl Anonymous BE Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
14 September - 12 October 2015 Luxembourg Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en, de, fr Anonymous LU Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
September 2015 Italian Swiss campaign to incentive users to contribute Wikipedia it Anonymous and logged users CH Ilario and Iolanda Pensa
October 2015 (+a few tests in September) Austria Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en, de Anonymous AT Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
October 2015 France Fundraising campaign Wikipedia en, fr Anonymous FR Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
October & November Wiki Loves Africa Wikipedia, Commons, ... several Both Africa + France Romaine
November 2015 Fundraising tests running on English Wikipedia Wikipedia en Anonymous US, CA, UK, AU, NZ, IE Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
November 2015 European Science Photo Competition 2015 Wikipedia, Commons several Anonymous and logged in users Europe Ivo Kruusamägi
December 2015 English Fundraiser Wikipedia en Anonymous US, CA, UK, AU, NZ, IE Jessica Robell for WMF Fundraising
May-June 2016 Wiki Loves Earth 2016 Wikipedia, Commons, Wikimedia, ... All Both Participating countries Wiki Loves Earth international team No blocking banners from fundraising
September 2016 Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 Wikipedia, Commons, Wikimedia, ... All Both Participating countries Wiki Loves Monuments international team No blocking banners from fundraising