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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 : Notify target projects and geographic affiliates.
Step #5 : CN Admin & Community feedback [7 days]
User Surveys/Advocacy/Payments: WMF Legal Review [21 days])
Step #6 : Approval/rejection
Step #7 : CN Admin sets up campaign (~3 days)
Step #8 : 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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Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 04:24, 14 August 2019 (UTC) 04:49, 14 August 2019 (UTC) Romaine 1 September 2019 → 30 September 2019 open
Techstorm 2019 19:30, 11 August 2019 (UTC) 10:29, 12 August 2019 (UTC) Ciell 2019-08-26 → 2019-09-08 open
Wiki-Tolmach 15:53, 10 August 2019 (UTC) 02:21, 11 August 2019 (UTC) JukoFF 1th September 2019 → 1th November 2019 open
Wiki Loves Africa winners 16:00, 7 August 2019 (UTC) 05:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC) Ed Erhart (WMF) 3 September 2019 → 10 September 2019 open
Wikimedia news: Punjabi Wikisource 18:25, 6 August 2019 (UTC) 05:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC) Ed Erhart (WMF) 26 August 2019 → 2 September open
Strategy Wiknic US 2019 01:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC) 01:12, 02 July 2019 (UTC) Pharos 08-07-2019 → 08-08-2019 (not continuous - local events will typically only be up about 10 days) open
WikiConvention Brussels 2019 15:58, 8 July 2019 (UTC) 02:01, 30 July 2019 (UTC) Benoit Rochon 2019-07-18 → 2019-07-28 open
Call for projects 2020 Switzerland 20:14, 14 July 2019 (UTC) 07:39, 29 July 2019 (UTC) Ilario 21th July 2019 → 18th August 2019 approved
Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (vote) 09:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC) 03:06, 09 August 2019 (UTC) Willie Robert 20th September 2019 → 30th September 2019 approved
Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (candidatures) 09:12, 9 August 2019 (UTC) 04:35, 09 August 2019 (UTC) Willie Robert 1st September 2019 → 10th September 2019 approved
Photographiez les Outre-Mer 2019 10:04, 17 July 2019 (UTC) 10:42, 13 August 2019 (UTC) Adélaïde Calais WMFr 01 August 2019 → 31 August 2019 running
Desafío Tricolor 2019 10:42, 10 July 2019 (UTC) 07:40, 29 July 2019 (UTC) Oscar . August 1, 2019 → August 31, 2019 running
WMCZ Star of Freedom competition 12:34, 13 July 2019 (UTC) 07:21, 14 July 2019 (UTC) Martin Urbanec 17 July 2019 → 17 August 2019 running
CEE Meeting 2019 registration 08:54, 20 July 2019 (UTC) 08:22, 30 July 2019 (UTC) Dungodung 25th July 2019 → 3rd August 2019 running
Advanced Mobile Contributions 16:14, 8 July 2019 (UTC) 07:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC) CKoerner (WMF) → Two weeks from start running
STEM Women Contest in UKWP 21:45, 21 May 2019 (UTC) 09:45, 23 June 2019 (UTC) Aced 1st June 2019 → 30th June 2019 running
Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2019 00:45, 20 June 2019 (UTC) 07:46, 29 June 2019 (UTC) আফতাবুজ্জামান 1st July 2019 → 31st August 2019 running
WikiDaheim 2019 07:03, 10 June 2019 (UTC) 08:43, 05 July 2019 (UTC) Braveheart 1st July 2019 → 7th October 2019 running

Queued requests[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments 2019[edit]

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

Description -

Metrics -

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

Banners -

Landing Page -

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

CentralNotice banner for the annual global Wiki Loves Monuments contest. Romaine (talk) 04:24, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Techstorm 2019[edit]

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

Description - Registration for the mw:Wiki Techstorm is open.

Metrics -

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

Banners - TBD

Landing Page - wikimedia.nl

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

  • Does this really need to be a two-week banner with such a broad audience? Is it actually expected that unregistered users will show up from Ukraine and Norway just because they saw it in a CentralNotice? Frankly, is it even reasonable to use a CentralNotice at all for this, broadcasting to an audience of tens (or hundreds) of millions, just to communicate with a few dozen people? --Yair rand (talk) 20:14, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
    • 1) The standard setting are nowadays that a banner is shown 5 times to a user: it doesn't show all the time afaik.
    • 2) We hope to attract people from outside Wikimedia, that have an interest in Wikimedia. So yes, unregistered is asked.
    • 3) The CN is the only way to communicate with geographical settings afaik, especially on Wikidata and Commons. Ciell (talk) 20:44, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
      • @Ciell: It's important to keep in mind the scale we're talking about. The listed countries make up over 20% of our traffic. This is hundreds of millions of unique devices, each of which will get maximum 5 times per device, hundreds of millions of people having their experience disrupted, just to get a couple dozen people to show up at a non-critical event. This is a completely unreasonable use of the CentralNotice. Oppose Oppose. --Yair rand (talk) 22:28, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki-Tolmacha[edit]

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

Description - The Wiki-Tolmach (Wiki-Interpreter) contest pursuits improvement of Russian Wikipedia articles on complicated scientific and phylosophical topics by making them more clear and easy for understanding (preserving scientific accuracy). It offers of several nominations: improvement of preambles (lead paragraphs) of the articles, creation of graphic illustrations, and elaboration of insertions to the articles.

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

Banners -

Wiki-Tolmach Competition Mark and Logo.svg
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Конкурс «Вики-Толмач»
Редактируйте статьи и загружайте иллюстрации до 3 ноября! Более 40 ценных призов!

Landing Page - RUS

Community notification text[edit]

This is sample notification that can be used for mass message delivery to targeted WP's forums, as described @ Usage guidelines:

  • EN: Dear colleagues, please comment on CentralNotice banner proposal for Wiki-Tolmach 2019 (part of the Wiki Science Contest) uploads illustrations & article contest. (1 September - 1 Novembre, all IPs from Russia, Wp//Commons, 1 banner impression per one weeks). Thank you.
  • RU: Уважаемые коллеги, пожалуйста выскажите своё мнение по поводу баннерной кампании CentralNotice для объявления о российском викимарафоне и конкурсе научных фотографий Вики-Толмач 2019 (1 сентября - 3 ноября, все IP из России, Википедии/Викисклад, 1 показ в неделю). Спасибо.

Notifications[edit]

  • Wikimedia Commons - ru
  • Wikipedia - ru

Discussion[edit]

  • This proposal overlaps with Wiki Loves Monuments (Sept. 1-30), which is a bigger event having a much higher impact on all Wikimedia projects, not only Russian Wikipedia. Article-writing contests (edit-a-thons) in ru.wp are highly specialized and typically attract only a handful of participants. The highest level of participation was 73 in the last 2 years, and it's more like 30-40 on average. In contrast, WLM Russia has the stable record of about 900 participants per year, about 80% being new users, and gives a much better outreach. Last year it was advised by the Central Notice administrator that only one banner campaign should be run at a time. In this case, it seems logical to choose Wiki Loves Monuments for September, because the edit-a-thon will continue in October, and advertising edit-a-thons via the Central Notice has never had any serious effect on the level of participation, especially among new users. --Alexander (talk) 20:31, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support This Wiki Tolmach competition is very important because it covers the most popular wikipedia articles about science. This is a competition not only of articles, but also of scientific illustrations. This is part of the famouse Wiki Science Contest (Ex: c:Commons:European Science Photo Competition 2015, etc.). Two banners (Wiki Loves Monuments and Wiki Science: Wiki Tolmach) will not interfere with each other. On the contrary, complement each other. Wiki Tolmach is very large competition with good prizes for Wikipedians is software (Ex: Adobe, etc.) and best software training courses. — Niklitov (talk) 14:14, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa winners[edit]

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

Description -

Metrics - Unsure how many clickthroughs to target. We're hopeful that we'll learn more after running a few banners, but the wide variety in topic area and geographical targeting means that these numbers might not be very useful in learning what a 'good' target clickthrough is. That boilerplate aside, I'm hopeful that this banner will be comparable to a hypothetical future banner for the winners of WLM and WLE. (I believe we last ran banners for WLM in 2018, if my memory isn't failing me.)

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

Banners - In progress

Landing Page - https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/08/05/lets-play-photographers-capture-the-art-of-fun-for-the-wiki-loves-africa-photo-contest/?pk_campaign=WikiLovesAfricaSept2019banner

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

For what it's worth, the requested date is in September to avoid any conflicts with Wikimania, its aftermath, and the other banner I've requested. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 16:01, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@Ed Erhart (WMF): Since you're a central notice administrator, I assume you'll take care of those banners? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:43, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Happy to, if that's not a conflict of interest! Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 17:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose. The CentralNotice is overused and is generally very harmful to the usability of the site. I don't think using it to announce contest winners is appropriate. --Yair rand (talk) 20:07, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
    • @Yair rand: I have to disagree here. These photo contests are, as far as I'm aware, the largest sources of new users we as a movement get. Announcing the winners in this way is entirely appropriate—a natural close to the banners that would have asked people to participate. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 17:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wikimedia news: Punjabi Wikisource[edit]

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

Description - Publicizing the recent expansion of the Punjabi Wikisource through innovative contest work.

Metrics - Unsure how many clickthroughs to target. We're hopeful that we'll learn more after running a few banners, but the wide variety in topic area and geographical targeting means that these numbers might not be very useful in learning what a 'good' target clickthrough rate is. In any case, this should only run at a low level to a specific country with a limited number of impressions.

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

Banners - Blog1819_Punjabi_Wikisource_1 (view)

Landing Page -https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/07/11/by-digitizing-venerable-translations-theyre-bringing-the-worlds-literary-history-to-punjabi-speakers/?pk_campaign=PunjabiWikisourceAug2019banner

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

Type of grant - N/A

Link to grant - N/A

Discussion[edit]

  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support This would be a useful learning for Indic communities and Global Wikisource community. The central notice can help in effectively reaching out to Wikimedians directly from their respective Wiki projects. Wikilover90 (talk) 11:59, 14 July 2019 (UTC)
  • I would recommend against having the landing page be off-wiki. Also, the blog post doesn't have any sort of invitation to participate. What is the purpose of highlighting past work through a CentralNotice? And I assume the dates have been postponed, as the specified timespan has passed? --Yair rand (talk) 18:49, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
    • Hi, Yair rand! This request was left untranscluded while we discussed how a call to action could be implemented in the blog post, but another editor transcluded it on the 30th without me seeing. A call to action has now been added. (It's a call to edit Wikipedia, which I'd love your thoughts on. I suspect Wikipedia would be a lower lift for most people, but I'd be fine with sending people to Wikisource instead.) Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
  • This request has been updated. Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 6 August 2019 (UTC)

@Ed Erhart (WMF): Since you're a central notice administrator, I assume you'll take care of those banners? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:43, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: Happy to, if that's not a conflict of interest! Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 17:14, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Strategy Wiknic US 2019[edit]

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

Description - To attract greater participation at regional Great American Wiknic events in the US. These are usually the second largest non-editathon meetups of the calendar year after Wikipedia Day, this year are taking the form in several places of Strategy Salons, and have been held annually in New York City since 2007, and nationally since 2011. This request is unusual because we are asking for subnational banners for local events in particular US states, similar to CentralNotice/Request/Wikipedia Day US 2019.

Metrics - Will be measured by participation at the meetups.

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

Banners - Based on WikipediaDayUS2019

Landing Page - Individual event pages, e.g. w:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Wiknic 2019

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

Type of grant - Strategy Salons grant to New York City and 4 other locations in the US

Link to grant - Submitted through form (sadly not on-wiki), and approved through email by WMF.

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Francophone WikiConvention Brussels 2019[edit]

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

Description - A world-class event, the WikiConvention aims to bring together contributors to Wikimedia projects throughout the Francophonie, over a weekend, to promote cooperation between the various actors and actresses of the movement. The WikiConvention is in its fourth edition for French-speaking countries, as it may have been in other languages such as Spanish, German or Dutch (non-exhaustive list on WikiCon). This year the WikiConvention is coming to Brussels after three French editions.

Metrics - Will be measured by participation at the WikiConvention.

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

Banners - Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/WikiConvention 2019

Landing Page - WikiConvention francophone/2019

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

Type of grant - Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Google, Ministère de la culture de France, Université Libre de Bruxelle.

Link to grant - Finance are provided through multiple organisations. The event revolves around patronage, not donations, nor grants.

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

I assume Benoit Rochon is processing this? Let me know if can help. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:50, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, Martin Urbanec, I'm a CentralNotice Admin; so I can process if I'm allowed! We also asked the community on the WikiFranca talk page. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 17:02, 18 July 2019 (UTC)
Sure, feel free to! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:37, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Approved & Work in progress[edit]

Call for projects 2020 Switzerland[edit]

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

Description - Every year Wikimedia CH runs a call for projects

Metrics - Diet impression

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

Banners -

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CH/Call_for_projects_2020

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

Type of grant - FDC

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (vote)[edit]

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

Description - Wikimédia France's Community selected board seat / call for votes

Metrics -

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

Banners - Same shape than WMFR_DOM_TOM_2019 with this message :

Votez pour attribuer le siège communautaire au conseil d'administration de Wikimédia France.

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikim%C3%A9dia_France/Gouvernance/Si%C3%A8ge_communautaire

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

Type of grant - The election process is managed by Wikimédia France.

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

I'll notify the main targeted projects (largest wikipedias, commons, wikidata and some others active projects) later this day. Willie Robert (talk) 09:39, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

fr.wikipedia.org, Commons, wikidata Willie Robert (talk) 14:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Banner prepared. Please review and let me know if any changes are needed. Regarding targetting, everything I said on CentralNotice/Request/Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (candidatures) applies here as well. Let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:40, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Pre-approved. Unless the community has objections, looks good to me. I'll prepare a banner, and post a link for your review. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:38, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Siège communautaire de Wikimédia France 2019 (candidatures)[edit]

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

Description - Wikimédia France's Community selected board seat / call for applications

Metrics - --

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

Banners - Same shape than WMFR_DOM_TOM_2019 with this message :

Proposez votre candidature pour le siège communautaire au conseil d'administration de Wikimédia France.

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikim%C3%A9dia_France/Gouvernance/Si%C3%A8ge_communautaire

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

Type of grant - The election process is managed by Wikimédia France

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

I'll notify the main targeted projects (largest wikipedias, commons, wikidata and some others active projects) later this day. Willie Robert (talk) 09:17, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

@Willie Robert: Thank you. Please post a link here once you're done. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
fr.wikipedia.org, Commons, wikidata Willie Robert Willie Robert (talk) 14:54, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

I've prepared a banner. Please have a look and let me know if any changes are necessary. Regarding your proposed targetting. Technically, it's possible to display a banner for all logged-in users geolocated into France, and for all French projects, however, it's more work for a central notice administrator to do. The simplest option would be to display the banner to all logged-in users geolocated into France (and no banner for fr projects visitors outside of France), but if you do think it's necessary to display the banner as-requested, it's definitelly possible. Let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:37, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Martin Urbanec. The banner is fine, thank you.
Considering the targeting we have two goals: we aim to reach both 1) French speaking users, worldwide and 2) France and French overseas territories users.
So, your proposition "all logged-in users geolocated into France" is almost fine for the second point (just add overseas territories) and definitely simpler than mine (I'll strike it)!:
But, for the first point, we would need to target logged in users, restricted to those whose user interface preference language is set to French, from all projects, worldwide (that's not equivalent to "all French projects"). For example, we would like to reach an logged in user, geolocated in Canada, reading en.wikipedia.org but with French set as preferred language in his user preferences. Is a targeting based on user interface preferred language possible?
Willie Robert (talk) 14:18, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
That's also possible. So, would "all users with user language set to fr" do (with no geolocation at all)? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:24, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Banner reconfigured. The link above will work now only if your interface language is set to fr, otherwise, no banner will be shown. Note there is uselang=en in the link, you'd have to change that to uselang=fr to test it. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:43, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec: Yes, for our first goal "all users with user language set to fr" do (with no geolocation at all) would do the trick. And for the second goal, "all logged-in users geolocated into France, from all project" is fine. Following this discussion, I modified my proposition above). Willie Robert (talk) 14:54, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Okay, amended for the second time :). --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:16, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Martin Urbanec: thank so much for your help and patience :) Just a last question: I don't understand well javascript code, but in the MediaWiki template shouldn't be the country codes BL, CP, GF, GP, MF, MQ, NC, PF, PM, RE, TF, WF and YT, been added to FR, in order to reach France and the French overseas territories? Thank you again. Willie Robert (talk) 16:27, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, added. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:35, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Pre-approved. Unless the community has objections, looks good to me. I'm going to prepare a banner and post it here for your review. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:32, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Campaigns currently running[edit]

Photographiez les Outre-Mer 2019[edit]

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

Description -
The banner will allow people to upload their pictures onto commons and participate in the photo contest Photographiez les Outre-Mer. It is run by Wikimedia France through a partnership with the french ministry of ultra marine territories.
Metrics - will be measured by participation to the photo contest.

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

Banners - message ː Pendant le mois d'Août, participez à la valorisation des patrimoines ultra-marins à travers le concours "Photographiez les Outre-Mer"

Landing Page - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Campaign:Photographier_les_Outre-mer

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

Type of grant - the photo contest is organized by Wikimédia France.

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

I notified the community here ː https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Le_Bistro/17_juillet_2019#Bandeau_photographiez_les_Outre-Mer .--Adelaide Calais WMFr (talk) 10:11, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Bonjour. A toutes fins utiles, je rappelle que la terre est ronde et que toute terre est l'outre-mer d'au moins une autre. Par ailleurs, je ne pense pas que des utilisateurs fassent spécifiquement un déplacement lointain à la suite de la lecture d'un bandeau simplement pour prendre des photos. Un bandeau intitulé : "Photographiez votre environnement 2019" me semble plus pertinent. Ceux qui se sentent outre-mer sont forcément concernés. Amicalement - Paul.schrepfer (talk) 06:32, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

  • @Adélaïde Calais WMFr: Bonjour! Please state start and end date of this campaign, and to languages or territories this Banner should be targetted (I guess the DOM-TOMs but I want to be sure). Also, I understand that the banner will only display on French, right? —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:53, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @MarcoAurelio: Hiǃ That you for your quick reply; This is the first time I've tried to make the request myself and obviously I still have a lot to learn. I answered the questions in the template above but it will not show on the page. I must have deleted something in the code by accident that prevents it from displaying the template. So please, find below the answers to your questions ː

What is the campaign duration?:

  • 1 month (1st to 31st of August 2019)

Which projects will you be targeting?:

  • Wikipedia in French and Wikimedia Commons. I don't know if it's possible to put up a banner on a version of wikipedia that is still in the incubator ː if it is and if I can provide you with the necessary translations, could the banner be put up on wikipedia in mauritian creole, Guianan Creol, antillean creole, reunionese creole ?

What languages will you be targeting?:

  • French if incubators cannot be targeted.

Do you wish to show banners to Logged In users, Anonymous Users or Both? Do you want to target users with a specific number of edits or average monthly?:

  • Both please, logged in and anonymous, with no specific number of edits.

What countries will your campaign target? France and its overseas territories (Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Polynesia, French Guiana, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Saint Barthélmy, Mayotte, Saint Martin.) --Adelaide Calais WMFr (talk) 14:27, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I shall take a look later today and start preparing stuff. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:42, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello Adélaïde Calais WMFr: Only Guinean Creole is supported at this moment. You can post the translated text of the banner in that page. I've also created the banner (preview). The campaign is not activated yet though. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:53, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi MarcoAurelio Thank you very much.

  • Hi MarcoAurelio, the person I contacted to get a translation of the message into kriyòl gwiyannen did not answer as they are probably on holidays. Is it possible to run the banner from the 1st of August without putting it up on the Guyanese Wikipedia please ? Best --Adelaide Calais WMFr (talk) 14:47, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
    • Hello Adélaïde Calais WMFr The banner can run without the translation. However given that banners do not target individual wikis, but languages (that is: people that use X interface language on Y project and connecting from country Z), I'll disable the banner for gcr instead, French Guiana et al. at least get the banner in French. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:13, 31 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi @MarcoAurelio:. As said on fr-wp Village Pump, there are several typo mistakes in the current banner. Could you change the text for the following, please?
Pendant le mois d'août, participez à la valorisation des patrimoines ultra-marins à travers le concours « Photographiez les outre-mer ».
Kind regards (and sorry for this late request), Jules78120 (talk) 23:27, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
@Jules78120: Certainly & done. The original text came from the requestor. Should appear fixed in some minutes. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:46, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you a lot. Yes, I know; the community have been informed by the requestor; we should have notice earlier that there were some typo. Have a nice day, Jules78120 (talk) 10:42, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Desafío Tricolor 2019[edit]

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

Description - Online contest to improve articles of history and culture of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela

Metrics - Number of improved articles (measure with the help of PetScan and Wikidata)

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

Banners -
  • Text (Spanish): ¡Sumate al Desafío Tricolor! Del 1º al 31 de agosto ayúdanos a mejorar los artículos sobre historia y cultura de nuestro país
  • Right logo: File:Desafío_tricolor_Isotipo.png (Contest Logo)
Landing Page - https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikiconcurso/Desaf%C3%ADo_Tricolor_2019

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Does this banner look good to you? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:45, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Martin Urbanec, sorry for the delay, I didnt have it in my watchlist. The banner is fine. I perform a minor correction in the text, please take a look at it, thanks, --Oscar_. (talk) 09:34, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Np, it's your banner that's being delayed after all :). Corrections applied. Please review and let me know. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:06, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Looks great, thanks --Oscar_. (talk) 14:57, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
My pleasure. I've enabled the campaign to run from August 1 to August 31, as requested. This is Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:40, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

WMCZ Star of Freedom competition[edit]

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

Description -

Metrics - Number of articles written, number of new editors

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

Banners - Will create one in CN admin interface directly.

Landing Page - w:cs:WP:Hvězda svobody

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

Type of grant - Funded by Wikimedia Czech Republic, which is itself funded by WMF's APG grant.

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Yes check.svg Done as [1] and Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/wmcz_star_of_freedom_2019. Keeping campaign disabled until banner design is agreed at WMCZ side. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:21, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

CEE Meeting 2019 registration[edit]

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

Description - This has a purpose of informing CEE communities about the upcoming event in Belgrade, and the need for them to select representatives and register

Metrics - Will be measured by the number of new registrations.

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

Banners - Any basic banner. Just include the logo for the conference and the text: "Select your delegate and register for the CEE Meeting 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia"

Landing Page - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRR002uKE4lrzJYTt4qJ9uhioFI7bLmiq2502V0UZlsVapRA/viewform

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

Type of grant - Conference grant

Link to grant - Grants:Conference/WMRS/CEE Meeting 2019

Discussion[edit]

Several problems here:
  • This seems like a very broad list of targets. 20 countries, all projects and languages, for a week and a half, for a conference? I don't think this is worth such a heavy use of the CentralNotice.
  • The listed landing page is a Google docs page, which is problematic. The guidelines require that link targets "must provide guarantees equal to the privacy policy or stricter", which that presumably doesn't.
  • I don't see any link to the notifications provided to the target projects of this proposal, as is required by the guidelines.
Oppose Oppose running this notice under these proposed parameters. --Yair rand (talk) 05:38, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Why is this shown in the Finnish Wikipedia? Finnish is not mentioned here: Grants:Conference/WMRS/CEE Meeting 2019. -kyykaarme (talk) 21:08, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

@Kyykaarme: It is displayed on all projects, for visitors from AL, BA, BG, BY, CY, CZ, EE, FI, GR, HR, HU, MD, ME, RO, RU, SE, SI, SK, TR or UA, see campaign for details. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:22, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

I will try to assist this request. Samat (talk) 10:55, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

I prepared a banner with the classical style (template) here (preview, only logged in users on desktop computers). Samat (talk) 10:55, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
I prepared the campaign with the requested parameters here (20 countries, normal priority, impression diet for 3 views). Samat (talk) 10:55, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Limit traffic to 30 % and enabled. Thanks! This is Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:36, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Advanced Mobile Contributions[edit]

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

Description - The Readers web team is wanting to let mobile contributors know of new features on seven Wikipedias. This banner will notify users of the feature and encourage them to try it out. Arabic, Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Spanish, Thai Wikipedias are the target.

Metrics - The opt-in of the feature is being tracked via an EventLogging Schema.

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

Banners - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/AMC_central_notice_banner (translations)

Landing Page - Special:MobileOptions (specific to the wiki where the banner appears)

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Guess Trizek (WMF) is taking care about this one? Let me know if I can help. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:41, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

I've prepared the banner while I was keeping an eye on a side task, but that's all. I don't know about the next steps, CKoerner (WMF) knows. Trizek (WMF) (talk) 13:43, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
Seddon is helping with publishing this request. CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 19:49, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
According to [2], this should be enabled. Closing. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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]

  • @Aced: In the future, it would be helpful if you linked from the request to the (mandatory) notification of the target wiki that a CentralNotice proposal discussion is taking place. --Yair rand (talk) 21:44, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

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

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)

  • Is there one Bangla language banner for both bn and en within Bangladesh? I suppose that makes sense. I am not sure about when and how banners in one language go onto another project. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:17, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, we would like a Bengali banner within Bangladesh including enwiki to get more competitors and attract attention more easily. To do so, you have to go to the banner's settings and set Bangladesh as the location and set the appropriate target wikis. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 21:23, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Please provide a link to the notification given to the bnwiki of this proposal. (The requirement is that the target wiki have at least seven days to comment.) --Yair rand (talk) 17:35, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
Here. I don't think anyone will object. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 21:23, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Comment Comment We have been organizing this contest annually since 2015 and central notice attracted more new editors in the past through this contest. It became a flagship event for bangla community since its inception. The reason for central notice is that we simply want to reach broader Wikimedia users from this region through this contest as they mostly use English language version of Wikimedia projects rather than Bangla. We would like to request normal traffic for the banner. Past banners, CentralNotice/Request/Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2018 and CentralNotice/Request/Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2017. ~ Nahid Talk 10:05, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

@আফতাবুজ্জামান and NahidSultan: Created a banner for testing. The text is hardcoded, which means it will show in bn even when banner is enabled on enwiki. I think it's more appropriate to display an English banner on English Wikipedia. Can you please provide English translation of the banner text, so this can be accomplished? Thanks! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:30, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Martin Urbanec, If it is not absolutely mandatory to provide an English banner for the English Wikipedia, then we (i talked with other organizer) would like a Bengali banner on enwiki. Since it will only shown in Bangladesh, readability isn't problem. We also need participant who understand Bengali. Bengali banner will easily attract attention of Bangladeshi reader.
And Banner looks good. Please set up another (same) banner for all other countries except Bangladesh (wiki: bnwiki only). Otherwise other half of Bengalis (who lives in West Bengal) won't see this notice. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 17:00, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
I personally don't have a problem with it, just wanted to make sure you want a Bengali banner on enwiki :). Going to set the things up. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:22, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Created bnwiki_writing_contest_2019_bn_only for bn projects, which is not geo-targeted and bnwiki_writing_contest_2019_global for the rest, which is geo-targeted to Bangladesh. Both make use of the same banner. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:29, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Martin Urbanec, After talking with Nahid i updated the image file. Kindly Copy & paste this (in both banners). And Please target mobile device also (both banners). You will be surprised if you see this stats. 90% bnwiki siteviews comes from mobile, same with enwiki siteviews from Bangladesh. Otherwise most readers may miss this notice. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 18:57, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:46, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

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]

Yes check.svg Done by DerHexer --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:17, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Woops, forgot to note here. Yes, thanks. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:43, 5 July 2019 (UTC)


Past requests[edit]