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CentralNotice

Start your request for a CentralNotice banner campaign here!
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The aims of this process are as follows:

  • To improve community access to central notice through a clear and transparent process.
  • To improve best practice and ensure greater consistency in campaign implementation.
  • To improve communication around campaigns. Creating clear forums for feedback on campaigns, providing metrics back to campaigns and also a clear method for assessing community consensus for campaigns relating to advocacy.
  • To reduce potential clashes between campaigns

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Icons8 flat leave.svg Requests must be made, at minimum, 10 days in advance of any campaign

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Step #1 : Review the usage guidelines for CentralNotice
Step #2 : Create your request
Step #3 : Include it on this page.
Step #4 : CN Admin & Community feedback [7 days]
User Surveys/Advocacy/Payments: WMF Legal Review [21 days])
Step #5 : Approval/rejection
Step #6 : CN Admin sets up campaign (~3 days)
Step #7 : Campaign enabled


List of currently active volunteer CentralNotice administrators:
Benoit Rochon DerHexer Ilario Itzike Mardetanha Matiia Martin Urbanec
NahidSultan Romaine Samat Steinsplitter Trijnstel Shanmugamp7 Vituzzu
Icons8 flat shipped.svg For normal requests, a central notice admin will close the discussion. In the areas of advocacy, the stewards team may be called upon to assess consensus.
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(This list is automatically updated every two hours.)

Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2019 00:45, 20 June 2019 (UTC) 05:56, 20 June 2019 (UTC) আফতাবুজ্জামান 1st July 2019 → 31st August 2019 open
WikiDaheim 2019 07:03, 10 June 2019 (UTC) 07:04, 10 June 2019 (UTC) Braveheart 1st July 2019 → 7th October 2019 open
WMZA Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2019 07:12, 7 June 2019 (UTC) 02:50, 11 June 2019 (UTC) Discott 09-06-2019: 11 June 2019 → 30-06-2019: 30 June 2019 open
Wikimedia news: Ismael Andani Abdulai 18:16, 31 May 2019 (UTC) 05:30, 12 June 2019 (UTC) Ed Erhart (WMF) 3 June 2019 → 10 June 2019 open
Caribbean survey 21:28, 3 April 2019 (UTC) 08:38, 20 June 2019 (UTC) Pharos 06-05-2019 → 03-06-2019 open
Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Italy 14:59, 17 October 2018 (UTC) 06:20, 01 May 2019 (UTC) CristianNX 1st June 2019 → 30th June 2019 open
CivilServant Experiment 20:07, 25 January 2019 (UTC) 08:38, 20 June 2019 (UTC) Maximilianklein 2019-06-10 04:30 → 2019-06-23 04:30 running
Wiki Loves Pride 2019 19:58, 7 May 2019 (UTC) 08:41, 20 June 2019 (UTC) Pharos 17-06-2019 → 08-07-2019 running
STEM Women Contest in UKWP 21:45, 21 May 2019 (UTC) 08:43, 20 June 2019 (UTC) Aced 1st June 2019 → 30th June 2019 running
Technical Wishes survey 2019 on dewiki 13:33, 28 May 2019 (UTC) 01:17, 20 June 2019 (UTC) Johanna Strodt (WMDE) 19-06-2019 → 30-06-2019 running
5 per mille 2019 tax campaign of Wikimedia Italy 15:49, 11 April 2019 (UTC) 08:41, 20 June 2019 (UTC) Laura Leopardi (WMIT) 15 April 2019 → 28 April 2019 → 17 June 2019 → 30 June 2019 running

Queued requests[edit]

Article Writing Contest 2019[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Article Writing Contest 2019 on bnwiki. To bring new editors & create new articles.

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - User:আফতাবুজ্জামান/Article Writing Contest 2019 Banner

Landing Page - https://bn.wikipedia.org/s/c9dc

Discussion[edit]

We need two banners. 1) One for Bangladesh only (wiki: bnwiki & enwiki) 2) All other countries except Bangladesh (wiki: bnwiki only). --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:55, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

WikiDaheim 2019[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Picture contest in Austria in 2019, running from July 1st to October 6th. The plan would be to highlight different themes every other week, starting with Nature on July 1st.

Metrics - Based on the number of pictures uploaded and the number of hits on the landing page, number of map views, etc.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - see User:AleXXw/WikiDaheim

Landing Page - https://www.wikidaheim.at

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

WMZA Scholarships to attend Wikimania 2019[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Wikimedia ZA scholarship opportunity to attend Wikimania 2019

Metrics -

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - Wikimedia ZA is giving away two scholarship opportunities to attend Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. Apply before the 30 June 2019.

Landing Page - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeh0zqYrA2qEAeA6opY0y3IFfPVX3TlT5gv7IqG-GGJeeLm0w/viewform

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant - SAG

Link to grant - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia_South_Africa/2019

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wikimedia news: Ismael Andani Abdulai[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Promoting a profile of Ismael Andani Abdulai.

Metrics - Unsure how many pageviews to target—we're hoping to begin running banners more regularly, which will help us know how many to strive for.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - A variation on Blog1819_Forensic_Scientist_1

Landing Page - https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/05/22/with-wikipedia-in-the-classroom-a-former-student-has-become-the-teacher/

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Caribbean survey[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Survey of Wikipedia readers and editors in the Caribbean, to be organized by planned usergroup supporting the region. Will also include recruitment of potential volunteers for outreach activities.

Metrics - At least 50 survey participants, good survey design and analysis, and identification of potential outreach volunteers.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - Multilingual banners pointing to multilingual survey.

Landing Page - Usergroup subpage or directly to Qualtrics or similar.

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support A survey like this will greatly increase the connectivity between Wiki users across the Caribbean region. Once the needs and concerns of stakeholders are properly identified, this usergroup will be able to conduct more direct and effective methods of outreach and events. Nikitag94 19:04, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

@Seddon (WMF): Do we allow such banners? Is there any specific procedure? Let me know if I can proceed. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:41, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

WMF note @Pharos: There should be no issue in principle with this but it will need legal review. Could you build the survey and send it to myself for review? Seddon (WMF) (talk) 10:30, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Italy[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Banners for Wiki Loves Earth 2019, that will be the 2nd edition for Italy but the first that will involve the whole country (the first edition involved only the Alpine area)

Metrics - Number of pictures uploaded

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - will be provided in May 2019

Landing Page - WLE Italy

Discussion[edit]

In 2018 we had the CentralNotice for WLE only for the first half of the month, because in the second half it was dedicated to a fundraising campaign of Wikimedia Italy. That created an unequal treatment with the other national contests, with reflections on visits and number of uploaded images. For 2019 we request the CentralNotice for WLE for the whole month, as it happens for the other national editions of WLE. --CristianNX (talk) 15:07, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

@CristianNX: WLE has a two month window that campaigns can run so why not bring the italian alps WLE earlier by two weeks? The tax campaign is tied a deadline and is not very flexible. That would be the best outcome for everyone. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 08:55, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
@Seddon (WMF): the national tax campaign of WMIT move from Central- to Site Notice and interest a lot of periods, that are not predictable for non members of the chapter. In this situation is hard to organize or to communicate something about the next edition. With this request we want only to know if it's possible to "book" the CentralNotice for the WLE campaign, as happens for the other national editions. --CristianNX (talk) 14:45, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
@CristianNX: Yes it is possible to book. I will help coordinate timing with WMIT :) Seddon (WMF) (talk) 15:29, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

Moved from Talk Page[edit]

Hi everyone,
as planned and anticipated, the problem of overlapping CentralNotice messages in Italy between WLE and WMIT has happened:

In mid-March we had an email exchange with the WMIT president (User:Laurentius), but the exchange stopped and we didn't reach a solution. As consequence, we wrote to the international coordinator of WLE (User:AntonProtsiuk (WMUA)), and now it's time to solve the question, because only one month is left in June.

Our observations / premises / requests:

  1. not having the CentralNotice in the second half of June is very limiting in terms of visits and therefore of images uploaded (as you know, the last two days are those that see a substantial increase in uploads);
  2. we want to have the same visibility as all other WLE national contests: in 2018 we were the only ones unable to count on the CentralNotice for the entire month;
  3. we want to have the same visibility as WLM in Italy, organized by WMIT during the month of September, that have the CentralNotice for the entire month;
  4. the WMIT "fundraising" campaign last months, and the second half of June isn't fundamental for the results of their campaign (for example, during the protest for the Turkish situation, WMIT SiteNotice was suspended from the community and they equally increased the sum of collected money);
  5. due to our communication and time needed to finish the lists (this year we upgrade from the Alpine area to the whole country) we can't anticipate our contest in another period.

For these reasons we ask to have the CentralNotice dedicated to WLE Italy for the entire month of June, as every other WLE national contest.

Notified:

--CristianNX (talk) 15:57, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure that we can decide something here. Maybe Seddon (WMF) can help? Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:16, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
@CristianNX: - The solution is precisely what I suggested over 6 months ago which is where the WLE competition in Italy runs from Mid-May to Mid-June. WLE operates with a two month window. 17 countries run through the month of May. 3 countries use the exact timing I proposed. 12 countries run through June. You've known that the 5x1000 CN campaign was going to run at the end of June for 6 months and you should have known that WLE runs for a two month window. You haven't reached out to myself at all to assist in this throughout that period. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 11:42, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
@Seddon (WMF): There's no need to be so aggressive, really. "The tax campaign is tied a deadline", as a matter of fact tax deadlines change every year and are communicated around february/march or even later, this is usually the time when the CN request for the campaign is created. There is no evidence that the last two weeks of June are so vital for a tax campaign which lasts for months so we could also turn your message in "They've known that WLE was going to run in June for more then 6 months and they know they have a (at least) four months window for their campaign" ;-)
Besides, as volunteer I would like to organize activities and contest and whatever when I know that I have enough time to do it at my best and not based on some variable fiscal deadlines...
Our goal is to attract some sponsors in order to stop asking WMF for grants for the prices and to cover the costs of other possible ways to communicate the contest like an exhibition, more effective use of social media and so on, and the only thing we can "show" to a possible sponsor is number of visits on the dedicated site. But all right, let's do whithout CN for half of the contest. Even if we decide to move WLE 2020 to May if the deadlines change again it could be that next year we will be here again with the same discussion, basically there's no definitive solution. --Civvì (talk) 18:20, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Admins Notified: @Base, Benoit Rochon, DerHexer, Ilario, Itzike, Mardetanha, Matiia, MarcoAurelio, NahidSultan, Romaine, Samat, Steinsplitter, Trijnstel, Shanmugamp7, and Vituzzu:

Approved & Work in progress[edit]

Campaigns currently running[edit]

CivilServant Experiment[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - The purpose of this campaign is to recruit experienced contributors to volunteer in CivilServant's Wikipedia Gratitude Study. In the study, participants will complete two brief surveys and be asked to contribute to Wikipedia in one of a number of ways, for example reviewing content, rating a revision or interacting with other Wikipedians. Users who click on the banner will be sent to a page in their language that describes the experiment in further detail and directs them to the study where they can consent to participate.

Metrics - We are simply seeking to get many people to sign-up, so we are hoping just to optimize click-through-rate.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - To be designed. At the time of this writing I do not have rights to create a banner.

Landing Page - We will create a landing page, one for each of our target languages, that will contain an external link to sign up with CivilServant. Please note two things: 1) we are using this link-to-link method to comply with the fact that banners should link to within the Wikimedia universe, and 2) our experiments are conducted with deep community partnership and have found community-wide consent to conduct the experiments.

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant - Not funded by WMF, but CivilServant is a grant-receiving non-profit organization.

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Declined with note by WMF - @Maximilianklein: - Research requests like this should be directed to the research team who can be contacted via: https://research.wikimedia.org/contact.html Seddon (WMF) (talk) 10:04, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi Seddon (WMF), Thank for responding to this CentralNotice request. Can you please explain why you are redirecting me to research? CivilServant's_Wikimedia_studies have already received community approval (on de, fa, ar, and pl wikis), and have been working closely with the research team. Now we are trying to advertise the experiment. We are close to finishing our banner. Actually that is a point I had a question on: I don't have permissions to edit Special:CentralNoticeBanners so once the development is done, how, or whom, may I contact to get the banner design added? And finally what more specifically is needed by you to approve this request? Maximilianklein(CS) (talk) 17:43, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
@Maximilianklein: - You currently do not have a formal collaboration with the research team according to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Research/Formal_collaborations. I see you are working with Aaron Halfaker. The issue is that currently there is no precedent for third party organisations outside of the Wikimedia movement to use CentralNotice irrespective of whether or not there is community consensus. As such I need to consult with our legal team. There may be a need for a legal agreement to be drafted up between WMF and CivilServant. I'll definitely need to see banner designs, landing pages (both on wiki and off wiki) and sign up forms. Potentially other information. Do you have a contact email address? Seddon (WMF) (talk) 04:26, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
@Seddon: It appears that our MOU with the Foundation may not have been documented on the list of formal collaborations and are now investigating how that may have come to pass. We have followed up via email with Seddon with the details of the study and of our agreement and are hopeful about our ability to work through this question. CS natematias (talk) 16:19, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2019[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - Wiki Loves Pride 2019, supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ user group, is an expansion on previous years' Wiki Loves Pride campaigns. The campaign has a contest with three focus areas for Commons photography, and Wikipedia articles on art and health related to LGBT+ topics.

Metrics - At least 1,000 photographs to Commons, at least 100 articles to Wikipedia(s).

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - variation on Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/wikiloveslove2019banner

Landing Page - Logged In Users: Wiki Loves Pride/2019, Anonymous Users: variation on c:Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2019

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

I am with the LGBT+ group. I am only expecting support for this. This is a popular campaign which has happened in less organized form for years. I am seeing extra-interest in trying something more this year. Discussions are not indicative of the support of individuals or groups but having a Central Notice proposal on the public agenda of community meetings is a more formal sort of outreach and discussion than is typical, and I expect that everyone who manages the CentralNotice tools will appreciate the community process. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:59, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

  • The CentralNotice is heavily overused, and using it for yet another photo contest is not a good use, especially when we're talking about a global campaign across multiple languages. Oppose Oppose. --Yair rand (talk) 19:03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
    @Pharos: This proposal clearly did not get consensus supporting it, and you did not even post anything here before turning it on. Please revert. This is really not acceptable behaviour from a central notice administrator. --Yair rand (talk) 20:32, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    Oppose Oppose. Currently no consensus to implement this banner. The current coverage options are too broad (worldwide, in Wikipedia or Commons, in any language, for any reader of Wikipedia, including unregistered people, in any article, a lot of times). Please, remove the banner: there are no "Support" comments in the page (at the time when i typed this). ParticipantOfTheEncyclopedia (talk) 08:22, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

STEM Women Contest in UKWP[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - A banner campaign for Ukrainian Wikipedia article contest "Women in STEM", which is, obviously, devoted to expanding content related to women in STEM fields.

Metrics - content pages added, users who participate

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners -
Stem girls3.svg Конкурс Жінки у STEM — пишіть про жінок у точних науках і отримуйте призи!




Landing Page - https://uk.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3067991

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant - Simple APG program

Link to grant - Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Ukraine/2019#Editing challenges and contests

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

I'm setting the campaign --Ата (talk) 12:28, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Technical Wishes survey 2019 on dewiki[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - The 4th edition of the Technical Wishes survey will take place in June 2019 on German Wikipedia. The banner is meant to reach a broad audience, as the project specifically also addresses people who are usually not into tech topics, to cast their vote in the survey, and thus decide which problem area the Technical Wishes team should be focusing on next. More info can be found on Phabricator.

Metrics - number of users clicking on the button, number of users voting in the survey

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - Banner design for Technical Wishes 2019.png
Translated into English: "Which area needs technical improvements? The Technical Wishes survey has x problem areas to choose from. Everyone who's interested is invited to vote by 30 June. Technical knowledge is not required. [Vote now]" In the banner, the "x" will be replaced with a number. :)

Landing Page - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Umfragen/Technische_Wünsche_2019_Themenschwerpunkte (to be created around June 17)

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant - not funded

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

  • @Steinsplitter: Thanks a lot for approving and for your offer. There are people building the banner at WMDE, but I'll ask if we need help for setting up the campaign. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 08:05, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Steinsplitter and Johanna Strodt (WMDE): It's quite uncommon that banners are covering the full width of the screen, moving the logos of the projects more to the middle or bottom of the page. Have a look at the most recent WLE banner where banners are usually displayed. Due to this uncommon position of the TW survey, it currently also breaks my screen because it conflicts with the user scripts that I use. What are your opinions on that? Any chance to move it to the common place? Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:32, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
    • @DerHexer: Thank you for reporting this, we are working on a fix. That position is used quite often, but usually only for users that are not logged in. To better understand what is happening and to prevent banners from breaking the user interface in the future, would you mind providing us with a screenshot (e. g. attached to the respective Phabricator task)? Although the campaign is disabled, the banner can still be viewed. --Kai Nissen (WMDE) (talk) 14:05, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    • @DerHexer: A bugfix has been deployed. Can you verify that the current version does not break the user interface? --Kai Nissen (WMDE) (talk) 07:49, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Also pinging @Seddon (WMF):DerHexer (Talk) 07:45, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Tim Eulitz (WMDE) and Kai Nissen (WMDE): Plase see what DerHexer wrote above. I disabled the banner for now, it can be re-enabled once fixed. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:15, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Hey all, I would personally like to avoid usage of these significantly larger banners being in general use. I provided similar feedback to the CivilServant team. I don't get any impression that WMDE struggles for community participation in its wishlist and I feel this is a little overkill for an internal campaign, especially when other methods of directly reaching these users (talk pages and emails) can be used to augment a banner campaign. Seddon (WMF) (talk) 17:41, 19 June 2019 (UTC)
    @Steinsplitter, Johanna Strodt (WMDE), Tim Eulitz (WMDE), Kai Nissen (WMDE), and Seddon (WMF): The position of the banner now looks good to me. It shouldn't interfere with my user interface but that was not the main issue why I was pinging you, I am also responsible myself for the scripts I am using. Nevertheless, I've added that ticket to the Wikimedia-CentralNotice-Administration workboard which I am watching now. I cannot say much about the size of the banner which is, in fact, larger than the standard ones. But I don't have issues with that, are you now also fine with this, Seddon? Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 08:07, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
@Seddon (WMF), DerHexer, and Steinsplitter: Having changed the banner's position, we're currently undertaking several steps to reduce the height of the banner as well. We're expecting this to be fixed within the next hour and will put the banner back up then. If you have any questions, please reach out. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 09:57, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Ok :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:10, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
It's online again now. -- Best, Johanna Strodt (WMDE) (talk) 13:17, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

2019 tax campaign of Wikimedia Italy[edit]

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - The Italian government allows individual Italian taxpayers to direct 5 out of 1000 euros of their income tax to support a non profit organization. Wikimedia Italy is regularly registered in Italy as a non-profit organization. This 5 per mille banner campaign has been approved with a chapter agreement by WMF on February 2019.

Metrics - number of donors and amount of donations (will be known in 2021)

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - It will be similar to: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/WMIT5x1000_2016

Landing Page - https://cinquepermille.wikimedia.it/

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]


Past requests[edit]