CentralNotice/Request

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Start your request for a CentralNotice banner campaign here!

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


Requests must be made, at minimum, 10 days in advance of any campaign

Step #1 : Review the usage guidelines for CentralNotice
Step #2 : Create your request
Step #3 : Include it on this page.
Step #4 : Add it to the calendar and check for conflicting campaigns in your period for language/geotargeting. Contact the organizers of the other campaigns to solve them!
Step #5 : Notify target projects and geographic affiliates. Add edit diff links to request.
Step #6 : CN Admin & Community feedback [7 days]
Advocacy/Payments: WMF Legal Review [21 days])
Step #7 : Approval/rejection
Step #8 : CN Admin sets up campaign (recommended to allow for up 3 days)
Step #9 : Campaign enabled


List of currently active volunteer CentralNotice administrators:
DerHexer Martin Urbanec Vermont
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.
Contents

(This list is automatically updated every two hours.)

Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
Appel à participation : Mois de la contribution 2024 12:35, 15 February 2024 (UTC) 06:44, 15 February 2024 (UTC) BamLifa 1st March 2024 → 25th March 2024 open
Wikimedia Norge's "Starthjelp" 2 08:23, 7 February 2024 (UTC) 07:33, 15 February 2024 (UTC) Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) 1st January 2024 → 31st December 2024 open
Wiki Loves Africa 2024 21:41, 27 November 2023 (UTC) 08:31, 15 February 2024 (UTC) Anthere 1 March 2024 → 30th April 2024 open
Diaspora Edits Wikipedia 2024 12:14, 21 February 2024 (UTC) 12:14, 21 February 2024 (UTC) Ritamaliqi 20th February 2024 → 20th March 2024 open
Celebrate Women & IWD 2024 14:30, 15 February 2024 (UTC) 09:07, 19 February 2024 (UTC) Ciell 3 March 2024 → 10 March 2024 approved
WikiGap 2024 in Czechia 10:41, 9 February 2024 (UTC) 08:33, 22 February 2024 (UTC) Janbery 2024-03-01 → 2024-03-31 approved
Wikimedia Argentina GLAM Survey 14:57, 5 February 2024 (UTC) 03:14, 16 February 2024 (UTC) Mauricio V. Genta 13-02-2024 → 08-03-2024 running
Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2024 17:49, 16 January 2024 (UTC) 09:58, 22 January 2024 (UTC) Yahya 1st February 2024 → 31st March 2024 29th February 2024 running
Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 08:32, 6 January 2024 (UTC) 04:05, 05 February 2024 (UTC) Tiven2240 1st February 2024 → 31st March 2024 running
African Film and Cinema 2024 15:17, 26 January 2024 (UTC) 07:06, 18 February 2024 (UTC) Edriiic 10th February 2024 → 10th March 2024 running
Wikimedia Stewards 2024 Election 10:23, 12 January 2024 (UTC) 01:46, 15 January 2024 (UTC) Martin Urbanec 06 February 2024 → 27 February 2024 running
Describe a monument contest 2024 14:37, 4 January 2024 (UTC) 02:38, 15 January 2024 (UTC) Aktron 2024-01-15 → 2024-02-29 running

Queued requests[edit]

1Lib1Ref in Ukrainian Wikipedia 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 01.03.2024 → 10.03.2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Ukrainian Wikipedia
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Ukrainian
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?
  • Logged In users, Anonymous Users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • no specific country target, all projects in the Ukrainian language

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - #1Lib1Ref is a global campaign that aims to make Wikipedia more reliable by calling on librarians to add missing references to articles.

Metrics - 400 articles created, 80 participants

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

Banners -
1Lib1Ref Долучайтеся до кампанії #1Lib1Ref — допоможіть зробити Вікіпедію надійнішою та отримайте сувеніри!




Landing Page - w:uk:Вікіпедія:1Lib1Ref

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

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

¡Alto! Mujeres Haciendo historia[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
Which projects will you be targeting?
What languages will you be targeting?
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?

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Latam, Portugal and Spain

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - This campaign aims to mobilize actions across different platforms to close gender participation and representation gaps. It will focus on the Ibero-American region and the Spanish and Portuguese languages. This campaign is developed as a way of commemorating the month of March for women.

Metrics -

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

Banners - A standar banner will be requiered. with this text centered, in spanish: "¡Alto! Mujeres Haciendo Historia: Únete a esta campaña y contribuye a cerrar las brechas de género en el Ecosistema Wikimedia" and in portuguese "Atenção, mulheres fazendo história! Junte-se à campanha e contribua para reduzir a lacuna de gênero no ecossistema Wikimedia"

Include this logo in the left corner and this one on the right.

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Event:¡Alto!_Mujeres_haciendo_historia

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Appel à participation : Mois de la contribution 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 1st March 2024 → 25th March 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
What languages will you be targeting?
  • French
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

What countries will your campaign target?

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - The "Mois de la contribution francophone" is a series of workshops organized in March throughout the French-speaking regions with the aim of improving Wikimedia projects in French. After calling for organizers in January, now is the time to call for participants.

Metrics - New edits, new articles or images uploaded, new users ...

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

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

Type of grant - N/A

Link to grant - N/A

Discussion[edit]

As you can see in the calendar (I moved your request to March), there are already two campaigns scheduled for the March period that may overlap with the period you are requesting. Wiki Loves Africa is for the African continent, Celebrate Women I expect to also be aimed at the French speaking writers.

For Central Notice admins, who need to balance these campaigns, it will be helpful to have a more details about the campaign. "French-speaking countries" is not very specific: can you make a list of the preferred countries? And are you in touch with WLA already about your campaign running at the same time? I realize that yours is about article creation and WLA is a photography contest, but from the participants and readers perspective it is good to not have to many banners fighting for their attention at the same time. :) Ciell (talk) 18:44, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wikimedia Norge's "Starthjelp" 2[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 1st January 2024 → 31st December 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Norwegian Bokmål (nb) and Norwegian Nynorsk (nn)
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?
  • Logged-in users with less than 100 edits

What countries will your campaign target?

  • All

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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]

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

We'd like to continue the campaign from last year (request). The banner will only be running for two days before the first Wednesday of each month, and will be targeted to users with less than 100 edits. Jon Harald Søby (WMNO) (talk) 08:24, 7 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DerHexer you handled this last year right? Do you have time to coordinate again? Ciell (talk) 18:51, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nope, Jon organized it himself. I hope that he will do it for this year again. ;) And as far as I know, they want to reuse the campaign of last year. —DerHexer (Talk) 19:13, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 1 March 2024 → 30th April 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • all projects
What languages will you be targeting?
  • En, Fr, Pt, Ar, African languages (to be specified a bit later...)
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?
  • Logged In users and Anonymous Users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Only african countries

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - Call for participation to Wiki Loves Africa 2024.

The banner is to promote the Wiki Loves Africa photo campaign. It is a call for participation. It is pretty much unchanged compared to previous years. The contest is open for 2 months. We run the banner only in Africa (though the contest is open everywhere). Every year, 90% or so of our participants are new (and some are retained there after !), so running the banner for IP addresses is very important as it serves as recruitment system for new participants. The contest runs over all African countries. In some countries (around 30), local teams will organize activities. They are very much in ask for the banners (both because it helps promote the contest in countries where wikipedia is not very well known) and because it makes them feel we take them seriously (and we do of course...).

Metrics -

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

Banners - We'd like to have the banner similar to previous years: 2022, 2021, 2020, etc. with a scrolling banner + logo + linked text.

Left: Wiki Loves Africa Logo
Background colour: #714361

Behind and center: Rolling banner photos

The rolling banner
The rolling banner

Right: theme logo + call to action text
Africa Creates!
Now Open! Enter your photos, video and audio in the annual celebration of Africa!
Text colour: #714361 Background: #fffff

Theme logo


Here is a mock up of the visual:

A mock up of the central notice banner for Wiki Loves Africa 2024 with theme logo
A mock up of the central notice banner for Wiki Loves Africa 2024 with theme logo

Here is a mock up of the visual if using the theme logo is not possible:

A second mock up of the central notice banner for Wiki Loves Africa 2024 with theme text
A second mock up of the central notice banner for Wiki Loves Africa 2024 with theme text

Landing Page - Wiki Loves Africa 2024 competition portal on Commons

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

Type of grant - GFS - Wiki in Africa

Link to grant - Wikimedia Community Fund: Wiki in Africa Multi-Year General Support 2023-25

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

I had a go at this, but it looks like it's still * a bit* out of my league. Happy to have another CN admin take over. :) Ciell (talk) 19:41, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Diaspora Edits Wikipedia 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 20th February 2024 → 20th March 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Multiple Languages (Albanian, English, German, French, Italian...)
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?
  • Logged In users and Anonymous Users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • sq, en, sv, de, fr, nl, it, es, pt, no, fi, da & ar

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - "Diaspora edits Wikipedia" is an online campaign that will be developed with the Albanian diaspora, intending to improve the content that promotes the country, culture, art, sports, Albanian values, and traditions in Wikipedia.

Metrics -

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

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

Type of grant - Wikimedia Community Fund

Link to grant - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Albanian_Language_User_Group

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wikidata Leveling Up Days 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 25 March 2024 → 14 April 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikidata, Commons, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource
What languages will you be targeting?
  • all
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?
  • Logged-in users only

What countries will your campaign target?

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description -
We would love to advertise our next online event, the Wikidata Leveling Up Days, targetted at people who want to learn more about Wikidata. We would like to have it running on Wikidata, Commons, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and Wikisource, for logged-in users only, from March 25 to April 14. Although the event is taking place in English, most content will be released in advance in video on Commons so people can add translated captions.
Metrics -

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

Banners - User:Lea Lacroix (WMDE)/LUD2024 Banner
Have you always wanted to learn more about Wikidata and its use in Wikimedia projects? Take part in the online event Wikidata Leveling Up Days from April 5th to 14th, 2024!

Landing Page - d:Wikidata:Events/Leveling Up Days 2024

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Hello there, it's been a while since last time I requested a CentralNotice campaign, so if I forgot something, let me know!

We would love to advertise our next online event, the Wikidata Leveling Up Days, targetted at people who want to learn more about Wikidata. We would like to have it running on Wikidata, Commons, Wikipedia, Wikivoyage and Wikisource, for logged-in users only, from March 25 to April 14. Although the event is taking place in English, most content will be released in advance in video on Commons so people can add translated captions.

If something's wrong with the proposed banner, please help me fix it. Many thanks in advance, Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 13:41, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Approved & Work in progress[edit]

Wikigaps 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 3 March 2024 → 10 March 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia, Commons, Wikidata
What languages will you be targeting?
  • all that sign up on the landing page
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?
  • logged in & not logged (limited scope)

What countries will your campaign target?

  • All that sign up for events on the landing page. Logged-out campaign for African continent only.

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - content creation campaigns for International Women's Day March 8th 2024, and subsequently (on a lower number of impressions) Women's History month for US, UK & Australia.

Metrics -

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

Banners -

Landing Page - Celebrate_Women

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

WikiGap 2024 in Czechia[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 2024-03-01 → 2024-03-31
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia, Commons
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Czech
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 (all events are newcomer friendly)

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Czechia

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - Promoting WikiGap in the Czech Republic, series of online and in person editathons to help to close the gender gap on Wikipedia. The event is intended for both experienced Wikipedians as well as those who have never edited Wikipedia before.

Metrics - pages created and edited, number of participants, new users registred

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

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Hi @Janbery, I've created your campaign and banner. Could you please review, and also test your banner on different devices (mobile, laptop, etc)?

I notice a few differences from previous years in your request (2022 example), mainly that you want to target Commons and Wikidata as well, even though it is not clear that your article writing campaign WikiGap has expanded it's scope. Please make sure to only target those projects that are interested in the campaign: it's easy to 'overuse' the powerful tool of CentralNotice banner and it will use its power if we do. Ciell (talk) 14:06, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've reduced the size of the loaded images. It's not necessary to import the full 4.5 MB file for each banner display when it's shown in a much smaller size anyway. ;) Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:37, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oops, thanks DerHexer! Ciell (talk) 19:42, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Ciell, thank you for creating the request. We can drop Wikidata, but I'd like to keep Commons in. WikiGap is mostly focused on articles, but we'we given out special prizes to photographers before. You are right, let's not waste this tool for everyone! I will edit the request above.
I did some checking on both mobile and pc, it looks good to me. I'll send it out to my colleagues so we have more devices/configs tested. I will let you know when we have testing done.
DerHexer, thank you for the edit, I must admit that I'm still somewhat learning this stuff.
Best to both, janbery (talk) 20:16, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ciell, we've checked the banner on multiple devices and it works. Could I ask you to enable the campaign, please? Thank you, janbery (talk) 21:01, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Ciell, could you please confirm that there is no further action needed from us in order for you to enable the banner? Thanks a lot! -- janbery (talk) 14:35, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Janbery, sorry about the slow response: yes, I've enable the banner to go live on March 1st. Thanks for the quick responses! Ciell (talk) 07:23, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! -- janbery (talk) 08:33, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Campaigns currently running[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina GLAM Survey[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 13-02-2024 → 08-03-2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Spanish Wikipedia/Wikisource
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Spanish
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?
  • Logged In users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • LATAM + Spain

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - This is a survey for the spanish community on es.Wikipedia a es.Wikisource. We want (Culture project of Wikimedia Argentina) to find more how people reuse our resources and how we can improve our work.

Metrics -

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

Banners - Standard banner, with this logo on one side and this on the other. Text and link centered: "¡Hola, Wikimedista! Si te interesa la historia, ciencia y cultura de Argentina, te invitamos a completar la siguiente encuesta:" "https://encuestas.wikimedia.org.ar/111629?lang=es"

Landing Page - https://encuestas.wikimedia.org.ar/111629?lang=es

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

  • @Mauricio V. Genta and TAndic (WMF): Mauricio, please check back with Tanja about the survey and your survey tool as per CentralNotice/Usage_guidelines#Surveys. In the meantime, I will create the campaign and banner. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:39, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks @DerHexer :). @TAndic (WMF) We are using the same LimeSurvey provider as WMF, and it is configured so that it does not save timestamps, IP addresses and referrer URLs. Email, username and nationality are non mandatory answers. Thanks! Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 04:34, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hello @Mauricio V. Genta, very nice to hear about your LimeSurvey privacy settings!
    My comments:
    In the survey:
    • You should clearly state next to the contact information questions what you will use it for and how you will use it
    • Minor note: Some editors might not know what GLAM means, you might want to define it in your survey

    Privacy policy (should exist on a wiki and be linked to within the survey):
    • The purpose of the survey (including what the contact information is being gathered for)
    • What data the survey collects. (It can be something like "This survey only collects data from the responses that you provide." (meaning no IPs or other browsing data))
    • External data processing: "LimeSurvey is used to collect responses or registrations; please read their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service." (feel welcome to use whatever wording you wish, just make sure to link to their privacy policy and terms of service in whatever wording you use)
    • How long the data will be retained (raw and de-identified data; usually it's 90 days for raw data, and then de-identified is depending on the use case -- usually just until the project is done and data is analyzed and reported, but sometimes it makes sense to keep it indefinitely)
    • If and where findings will be published
    • Who is conducting the survey, along with contact information for where to ask questions or if someone wants their response removed.

    You can have all of the privacy policy displayed in your survey as well, it's just important to have a space where people can refer back to if they need to once the survey is over. Ideally they should be able to look at the privacy statement and find out about the project before clicking the survey at all (see the nice WM Chile example below, where the banner linked to a wiki landing page rather than directly to the survey).

    Some nice recent examples:

    Once you have a privacy statement ready and linked within your survey, I give my approval :) -- TAndic (WMF) (talk) 12:48, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @TAndic (WMF) It is done! I created a page on Meta: https://w.wiki/9Bkb and updated de information in the limesurvey. Let me know if a missed something, thanks! Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 14:46, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Looks great, @Mauricio V. Genta, thank you for the quick update! @DerHexer, all good on my side, thank you so much! -- TAndic (WMF) (talk) 14:57, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Bangla Wikipedia article contest 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 1st February 2024 → 31st March 2024 29th February 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • all projects
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Bengali & English
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 (Logged in and out, Mobile, Computer all user)

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Bangladesh, India (West Bengal only)

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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]

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki Loves Folklore 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 1st February 2024 → 31st March 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • All including Wikipedia and Commons
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Multiple languages in a country
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

What countries will your campaign target?

  • International Banner for all countries except the signed up countries and seperate banner for signed up countries.

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description -
Wiki Loves Folklore, an annual international photography contest hosted on Wikimedia Commons from February 1st to March 31st, serves as a global initiative to amass a diverse collection of media. The primary objective is to contribute content to Wikipedia and other online platforms, all under free licenses. The contest focuses on capturing and showcasing unique images that represent and document the intangible cultural heritage of various communities worldwide.

Structured with both national coordinators and an International Team, the campaign ensures comprehensive coverage. National coordinators, responsible for organizing Wiki Loves Folklore within their respective countries, play a vital role in fostering local participation. Simultaneously, the International Team steps in to organize the contest in countries lacking designated national coordinators, thereby addressing the representation gap within the Wikimedia ecosystem.

Metrics - We will share the report with Metrics like this

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

Banners - As like previous years banner, banner

Landing Page - Wiki Loves Folklore 2024

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

Discussion[edit]

Project Korikath is planning to arrange c:Commons:Wiki Loves Folklore 2024 in Bangladesh and we are also planning to submit a central notice request that will cover all wikimedia projects, languages, both logged in and anonymous users and users visiting from Bangladesh. The timeline is the same as the international WLF central notice timeline. Should I request for a separate central notice or it can be somehow coordinated with this one? -- BIDROHI Hello.. 10:24, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mrb Rafi, if it is the same project then yes you should coordinate it here, so we can coordinate having your banner for users from Bangladesh, and the main banner for other users. Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 01:05, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Actually...it seems there were some issues with country-specific requests previously. Ping DerHexer, who handled it last year; are you okay setting this up like last year's? Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 01:09, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Thank you, @DerHexer:. I apologise for not listing the south-west states of Nigeria, and I am glad you found them. Please enable the banner now. I have asked a translation admin to mark the page for translation as well. T CellsTalk 14:44, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Should be enabled. —DerHexer (Talk) 14:59, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's enabled now. Thank you for your help. T CellsTalk 17:08, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment Comment Just an idea, but maybe the WLF team can benefit from having someone with the appropriate user-rights on the team that handles the CN banners. Because all this kind of country- and language specific coordination could (imho: should) all have been done before a campaign goes live. Please consider this as a suggestion for improvement for WLF 2025. Ciell (talk) 10:47, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you @Ciell for your suggestions. Our teammate @Nokib Sarkar would be the best candidate as he is more into the banners and technical stuffs. --Tiven2240 (talk) 16:59, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nokib Sarkar: here is more information about the rules of procedure for CN adminschip. Looking forward to read the application. Ciell (talk) 17:21, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ciell and Tiven2240, Thank you very much. I would go through the rules and you would see my application soon. Nokib Sarkar (talk) 17:48, 4 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

African Film and Cinema 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 10th February 2024 → 10th March 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • Wikipedia/Wikibooks/Commons/Wikidata
What languages will you be targeting?
  • English/Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa/Arabic/French/Swahili/Fulfulde/Kinyarwanda
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?
  • Logged In users and Anonymous Users

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Only african countries

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - Call for participation to African Film and Cinema 2024.

Culture Connect: African Film & Cinema is a new initiative under the umbrella of the Culture Connect Africa Project, developed by African & Proud (AP). Scheduled to run from February to March 2024, this program focuses on celebrating and enhancing the visibility of African cinema and film heritage. It includes a series of activities such as training sessions, edit-a-thons, and competitions. The aim is to engage a wide audience in exploring and promoting African cinematic culture on Wikipedia.

The primary target for this banner campaign is users in African countries, but it also aims to reach global audiences interested in African film and cinema.

Given the unique focus on African cinema, the campaign is expected to attract a diverse range of participants, both new and experienced in Wikipedia editing. The banner serves a dual purpose: promoting the event and recruiting new contributors to enrich Wikipedia's content on African cinematic heritage.

Metrics -

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

Banners -

African Film & Cinema
Discover and Celebrate the Richness of African Film and Cinema.

Participate and stand a chance to win from $150 in prizes!


We will like to create the banner from existing / standard banners but I keep getting this message when I try to go to the exciting banner page;

Error loading banner preview You are not authorized to preview banners, or your edit token has expired. Please try logging in again or reloading the page.

Don't know how the banner creation works as this is my first. But a banner similar to the above is what we looking at with a scrolling banner, logo and linked text.

Landing Page - Culture Connect Africa:African Film & Cinema

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

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

  • @Edriiic: Thanks for your first request. I will guide you through the process, no worries. At first, you cannot create campaigns and banners yourself. That's what the CentralNotice administrators myself are responsible for. Your request helps us to create the campaign. Some remarks:
    • We cannot use wiki markup in the banner source code, only HTML, JavaScript and CSS. However, I tried to create the campaign and banner as similar as possible. However, as you can see in the preview, there are some little changes. Can you provide a version of the logo without so much white space around it? Furthermore, you can see on the file page that the logo is proposed to be deleted because it lacks a permission to be published.
    • We can only enable campaigns for languages which are both available in the banner and landing page. I've added a translation option for the banner. Please add the texts yourself or motivate your communities to translate the texts as soon as possible. That's the translation link. Please also request a translation of the landing page: preparation of the page, activation of the translation by a translation administator, motivation of your communities to translate the texts as soon as possible.
  • Usually, we would also ask you to notify the affected Wikimedia projects on their village pumps. As this is limited to African countries (although I had to select each one individually), this is not fully necessary. Maybe you want to consider to inform English Wikipedia, though.
  • I will definitely need a better logo and really encourage you to mark the landing page for translation. As soon as this done and you approve the preview, I can enable the campaign. If you have any further questions, please let me know. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:29, 31 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi @DerHexer: thanks for your response on my request and also for the guidance.
    I have now marked the landing page for translation, and also provided translation for banner with the link you provided.
    I have also uploaded a new photo with less white background here.
    The Banner looks very good, thank you! Just a little adjustment, please can the green boarder lines just be on the bottom part, but if that's not possible it should be on all the boarder lines of the leaderboard.
    Thanks. Edriiic (talk) 12:25, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Edriiic: Okay, I've added the green banner line only to the bottom and used the smaller logo, thank you! The rest also looks good to me. I've activated the campaign. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:10, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @DerHexer: Thank you! Everything looks sorted. Edriiic (talk) 20:16, 1 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Stewards 2024 Election[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 06 February 2024 → 27 February 2024
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • All
What languages will you be targeting?
  • All
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?
  • Logged in; limited to eligible voters only

What countries will your campaign target?

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - Raising awareness of SE2024 for voters

Metrics - N/A

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

Banners - will create in CN admin

Landing Page - SE2024 at Meta

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Approved Approved and created as [2]. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:31, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Describe a monument contest 2024[edit]

Central Notice Settings
What is the campaign duration?
  • 2024-01-15 → 2024-02-29
Which projects will you be targeting?
What languages will you be targeting?
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?

What countries will your campaign target?

  • Czech Republic, Slovakia

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

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

Description - This is a promotional banner for a contest on Czech Wikipedia (cs.wikipedia.org). The seventh iteration of this contest (1st: 2018, 2nd: 2019, 3rd: 2020, 4th: 2021, 5th: 2022, 6th: 2023) will be taking place in January 2024 and February 2024. The goal of the contest is to write new articles about cultural monuments. The banner timespan is coordinated with WM CZ.

Metrics -

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

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Past requests[edit]