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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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(This list is automatically updated every two hours.)

Request Requested at Last edit Primary contact Duration State
2020 tax campaign of Wikimedia Hungary 20:38, 12 February 2020 (UTC) 11:58, 12 February 2020 (UTC) Samat 19th February 2020 → 20th May 2020 open
Wiki Cinta Budaya 2020 09:56, 12 February 2020 (UTC) 10:03, 12 February 2020 (UTC) Hillun Vilayl Napis 18th February 2020 → 2rd March 2020 open
Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Brazil 00:08, 11 February 2020 (UTC) 12:08, 11 February 2020 (UTC) R.T.Argenton 1st March 2020 → 31st March 2020 open
Swiss photo contest's winners 2019 09:06, 3 February 2020 (UTC) 04:16, 17 February 2020 (UTC) Ilario 9th January 2020 → 23th January 2020 open
Internationale vrouwendag 2020 15:27, 31 January 2020 (UTC) 03:56, 05 February 2020 (UTC) Ciell 14 Feb 2020 → 8 March 2020 open
Wiki Loves Africa 2020 19:39, 7 January 2020 (UTC) 04:07, 16 February 2020 (UTC) Romaine 15th February 2020 → 31th March 2020 open
Wikipedia Day US + North America 2020 23:42, 13 December 2019 (UTC) 05:09, 07 February 2020 (UTC) Pharos 01-01-2019 → 02-15-2019 (not continuous - local events will typically only be up about 10 days) open
Wiki-Tolmach 15:53, 10 August 2019 (UTC) 05:13, 07 February 2020 (UTC) JukoFF 15th November 2019 → 30th November 2019 open
Wiki Science Competition 2019 18:14, 9 November 2019 (UTC) 05:11, 07 February 2020 (UTC) Alexmar983 November, 1st → December, 31st open
WMF Wikimania scholarships 2020 22:21, 23 December 2019 (UTC) 02:41, 16 February 2020 (UTC) DerHexer 2020-02-17 → 2020-03-16 approved
Picture of the Year 2019 09:04, 2 February 2020 (UTC) 11:25, 03 February 2020 (UTC) Steinsplitter R1: March 16 → March 22
R2: April 10 → April 19
approved
Wikimarathon 2020 for UKWP 23:01, 12 January 2020 (UTC) 09:04, 24 January 2020 (UTC) AntonProtsiuk (WMUA) 26th January 2020 → 1st February 2020 approved
Wiki Loves Love 2020 (Folklore) 12:03, 13 December 2019 (UTC) 03:19, 17 February 2020 (UTC) Tulsi Bhagat 1 Feb → 29 February 2020 running
Desktop Improvements prototype 2 17:53, 22 January 2020 (UTC) 10:39, 29 January 2020 (UTC) Quiddity (WMF) 4th February 2020 → 11th February 2020 running
Desktop Improvements prototype 1 23:46, 2 December 2019 (UTC) 05:56, 17 December 2019 (UTC) Quiddity (WMF) 16th December 2019 → 23rd December 2019 running
Steward elections 2020 11:59, 21 December 2019 (UTC) 09:30, 07 January 2020 (UTC) MarcoAurelio 2020-01-15 → 2020-02-28 running
WMCZ Describe a monument contest 2020 12:44, 14 December 2019 (UTC) 04:23, 21 December 2019 (UTC) Aktron 15th January 2020 → 15th February 2020 running

Queued requests[edit]

Template:CentralNotice/Request/Wikiconcurso Museu Paulista

2020 tax campaign of Wikimedia Hungary[edit]

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

Description - Appeal for tax donations in the Hungarian 1% system. (Hungarian income tax system allows individual Hungarian tax payers to direct 1% of their tax to an organization of their choice, that has PBO status. Wikimedia Hungary registered and qualified as a public benefit organization.)

Metrics - number of donors and sum of donations

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]

Comment Comment WM-HU has an agreement under preparation with the WMF about the banner campaign. The campaign will be between 19 February and 20 May, separated into three periods. Active campaign periods were consulted with Seddon:

  • 19 to 25 February
  • 14 to 20 March
  • 4 to 20 May.

I am a CN admin. I can handle and administrate the campaign myself, as I did in the previous years. Samat (talk) 20:43, 12 February 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki Cinta Budaya 2020[edit]

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

Description - This is a photography contest to enrich Indonesian culture in Wikimedia Commons.

Metrics -

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

Banners - * Landing Page - Wiki Cinta Budaya 2020

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Dear Romaine, would you please take a look at this? Thanks you so much.

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Brazil[edit]

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

Description - The purpose is to promote the participation of Brazil at WLA in 2020, the request is just to include the Brazil as target of the general request

Metrics - Gather via CentralNotice at least 100 participants.

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

Banners - same style used at Wiki Loves Africa 2020.

Landing Page - Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2020 in Brazil

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

Type of grant - No grant

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Swiss photo contest's winners 2019[edit]

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

Description - The purpose is to inform about the ceremony we are organizing together with institutional partners (i.e.Universities)

Metrics -

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

Banners - TBD

Landing Page - Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 and Wiki Science Competition 2019

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

Type of grant - FDC

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

The banner will have an impression diet limited by percentage and by impression per IP. --Ilario (talk) 11:24, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Banner past the proposed duration dates. Ciell (talk) 17:15, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Internationale vrouwendag 2020[edit]

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

Description - For International Womens Day 2020, we will be organising a whole day of activities in the WMNL office in Utrecht. We would like to call upon our readers to come and join in, and become a Wikipedian/Wikidatan/Commoner to help us close the Gender Gap.

We'll have two banners: First a banner for people to enroll (logged in and not logged in users), then the general banner leading up to Int. Womens Day.

Metrics - nmbr of people that enrolled, nmbr of items added to the results list on the landing page

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

Banners - Campaign:int vrouwendag 2020 and Campaign:int vrouwendag 2020 workshops

Landing Page - [1]

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 Africa 2020[edit]

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 2020

Metrics -

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

Banners - tbd with Joseph and Romaine, inspired from previous years

Landing Page - c:commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2020

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

Type of grant - APGs and multiple Rapid Grants

Link to grant - Wiki Loves Africa 2020/Participating countries

Discussion[edit]

Can you replage "artagez" by "partagez" for the french version? Lofhi (talk) 14:07, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Ping Romaine, Anthere. Lofhi (talk) 14:09, 16 February 2020 (UTC)
Arg. I do not think I can. Trying to grab Romaine... Anthere (talk)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wikipedia Day US + North America 2020[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 Wikipedia Day events in the US through WALRUS, and possibly elsewhere in North America through Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group or others. These are usually the largest non-editathon meetups of the calendar year, often take the form of a one-day Wikipedia Day unconference, are suitable for newbies looking to become more engaged, and have been held annually in New York City since 2010, in Los Angeles since 2017, and sometimes elsewhere. This request is unusual because we are asking for subnational banners for local events in particular US states, see last year's request at 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 -

Landing Page -

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

Type of grant - Simple Annual Plan Grant for New York City, Rapid Grant for Los Angeles.

Link to grant - New York City, Los Angeles, without grants for other localities.

Discussion[edit]

  • As an event organizer, I've found geotargetted banners to be a large help for event turnout. For example, the geotargeted banner for Wikipedia Day 2019 Chicago drove hundreds of pageviews to the event page, and turnout was the largest for a Chicago event in years. A CentralNotice would help publicize the upcoming NYC and LA events, which is a positive thing. Airplaneman 22:21, 22 December 2019 (UTC)
  • This banner will be useful to the efforts of communities aiming to build capacity in the Caribbean of new Wikimedia editors. It would allow those yet reached and invitation to connect to the greater Wiki community.Shanluan (talk)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Wiki-Tolmach[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 is about rephrasing Russian Wikipedia articles on complicated scientific and phylosophical topics to make them accessible to lay-persons (but preserving scientific accuracy). It is organized in the following nominations:
  1. improvement of preambles (lead paragraphs) of the articles,
  2. explanatory graphic illustrations, and
  3. descriptive inserts in simple wording.

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

Banners -

Wiki-Tolmach Competition Mark and Logo.svg
Wikimedia RU logo vertical RUS.svg
Конкурс «Вики-Толмач»
Редактируйте статьи и загружайте иллюстрации до 30 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 - 30 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 - 30 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)
  • Yes check.svg Done, request campaign duration 1st October 2019 → 30th November 2019. — Niklitov (talk) 13:10, 11 September 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)
  • Support Support Both Wiki-Tolmach & Wiki Loves Monuments are important & it's OK to have more than one banner campaign running at once. + all Wikipedias in the languages of Russia will benefit from Russian Wikipedia being seen like a more credible resource within the country.--Frhdkazan (talk) 17:40, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support An unique competition that can provide valuable experience. --Dmitry Rozhkov (talk) 15:15, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Support Wiki-Tolmach project is going to help to improve clearness of the part of Wikipedia that is most used by the readers: articles preambles (both text and leading infographics), in most popular scientific articles. And it is not just about improving some number of articles, but also about elaboration of approaches that may be scaled and used in other articles and language editions of Wikipedia. So, if we talk about importance, it may be even much more important for the future of Wikipedia. I know both contests well, being involved in both, and I'm convinced they both are important. However, we don't have to compare the levels of importance, as Wiki-Tolmach and WLM suit quite well to coexist succesfully, as they target quite different groups of contributors that almost never intersect: WLM targets photographers, while Wiki-Tolmach targets writers/editors/reviewers and illustrators. Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 19:30, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Let me just point out that this and the three other support votes are from the Wikimedia RU members, and Wikimedia RU is the beneficiary of the contest in question, as they will receive sponsor money from it. There has been no support from uninvolved community members, and in fact the community raised an important critique that, sadly, has not been addressed by the organizers. --Alexander (talk) 07:29, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose after a more careful look at the landing page. In my opinion, the contest is not well prepared and organized in a non-professional manner. First, the organizers offer people to edit a subset of 175 pages chosen by unnamed experts. Even a brief check shows that at least the part of this subset related to maths and natural sciences was prepared without consulting any real experts or Wikipedia editors. A topic in chemistry with a reasonably good Wikipedia article is on the list, while a similar chemistry topic with a very short article is not. A topic in physics is chosen, while another topic required for explaining the former, is not. Basically, efforts of editors will be channeled into editing 175 randomly chosen articles, which is neither the point of the contest, nor an efficient usage of the Central Notice.
Second, the jury comprises three Wikimedia RU members having no expertise in maths, natural or Earth sciences that, on the other hand, encompass at least half of the content that will be (presumably) generated during this contest. It basically means that the organizers have not made an effort of composing a diverse and professional jury. --Alexander (talk) 07:29, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
Comment Comment Competition Pertner — Russian Academy of Sciences. The scientific nature of the article is evaluated by experts in each specialty. The popular science style is fascinated by scientific journalists. The jury sums up. The list of the most popular articles came from a Vsenauka research project that lasted several months. Also, the participant can take any scientific article. All this is written in the regulations on the competition and on the page of the Wiki Tolmach competition. — Niklitov (talk) 07:31, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done, request campaign duration 1st October 2019 → 30th November 2019. — Niklitov (talk) 13:10, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Summary comment[edit]

In order to help to move the situation forward (and it urgently should go forward, because the competition is started, and it needs the Central Notice in order to increase awareness), I will now try to check all the objections (both raised here or on the contests' talk page).

  • The intersection with WLM is not an issue anymore, because WLM campaign is over. The period is ajusted accordingly.
  • It's wrong to claim that edit-a-thons don't gain from the Central Notices. For example, there are CEE Spring and Asian Month edit-a-thons that use Central Notices and get participants and overall awareness among both Wikimedians and external world. (We're organizing Russian part of these competitions.) On the other hand, we organized Russian part of similar international Finno-Ugric topic edit-a-thon, that did NOT use the Central Notice, and got few participant, and almost nobody knows about it even among Wikimedians, and therefore Finno-Ugric topic loses coverage. (I understand that it is not a maid of stone proof of usefullness of the Central Notice, but at least it's real experience.)
  • Wiki-Tolmach seems to especially need more attention, because it's the first time when we try to engage a significant number of scientists (as experts) in counteractions with Wikimedia and Wikipedia. It would be a pity to lose both opportunities of further engagement of those scientists, and to overcome a common reluctance among scientists to deal with Wikipedia due to fears that it may negatively impact their reputation.
  • And I would like to stress yet another time - this contest is conducted in cooperation with Russian Academy of Sciences (if you need more details, it is supported on the level of Alexey Khokhlov, the vice president of Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Commission for Popularisation of Science of Russian Academy of Sciences, which he heads).
  • I wish to stress that money received by Wikimedia RU for this contest are fixed, the money are not anyhow tied to Central Notice or even outcome of the contest in general. Wikimedia RU wishes this contest to be successful purely due to interests of Wikimedia movement. We consider this contest a quite important experiment (particularly due to engagement of scientinsts) and hopefully a base for further improvements in the probably most important part of Wikipedia - the articles on scientific topics.
  • The 175 articles are not selected randomly. These are the most viewed scientific topic articles that contain evident gaps in preambles. Articles with no such gaps, for example Featured articles and Good articles were removed from the list. Moreover, it is not an obligatory list, it's an advisory list of the articles that need attention foremost, but the contest participant may work on other scientific topic articles. Because the list contains the most exposed articles, their improvement means that efforts of the participants will have maximum gain for the Wikipedia readers.
  • The jury is competent enough to do the job it appointed to. First, the jury consists of both experienced Wikimedians, and non-wikimedians (journalists) specialized in popularisations of science. The primary task of Wikimedian part of the jury is to ensure that the contest and its outcome maximally fits Wikimedia movement/Wikipedia project rules, principles, practices and interests. Second, all member of the jury posess high education, and have general interest in sciences, and therefore are able to understand scientific topic articles; also they can anytime consult scientists experts in specific topics when it is necessary.
  • The contest page is made much more compact now. Maybe something lost during the compactification, but anyhow it removed all objections to the wording.
  • The limitation that the contestants must be Russian residents only is lifted because the coorganizers found a way how to legally award foreigners.

If I missed any significant objection, please write. Dr Bug (Vladimir V. Medeyko) 09:10, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

I've asked other central notice administrators to review this. I hope we can close this discussion in a week or so. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:33, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Wiki Science Competition 2019[edit]

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

Description -
We have to reach out to scentists, teachers and experts of citizen science
Metrics -

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

Banners - c:Commons:Wiki_Science_Competition_2019/CentralNotice

Landing Page - c:Commons:Wiki Science Competition 2019

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

It mostly depends on the local deadlines (please notice Russia already performed it).

It's a clear priority in countries with national organization but, as in 2017, sitenotices in certain countries are quite useful to get a reliable upload. One of the international winner in 2017 was from a country without local jury. There sitenotice with generic landing pages in many languages, and site notice for specific countries.

We try to separate them in this page, in order to make order.--Alexmar983 (talk) 13:47, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Banner time elapsed. Ciell (talk) 17:11, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

country-specific notices[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • competition: November, 15th to December, 15th
  • A sitenotice specific for the country is needed, probably around the second and third (or, alternatively, fourth) week of the competition. Main target platform for the sitenotice linking to the Italian page should be itwikipedia. Similarly, the general sitenotice in English should be put on enwikipedia (for foreing researchers)

United States[edit]

I totally support the USA. they are a hub country, they provided one winner image in 2017 (later disqualified because of a silly composition mistake) and the image of the tornado which was also the best image of the year. We cannot do this competition without their active role. they are at the top for quality and quantity and their current upload category contains only two file after 10 days. This is quite urgent.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:14, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Given the delay in starting the sitenotice, the U.S. competition will now run until December 15. Can we have the sitenotice extended until then? Thanks! Antony-22 (talk) 01:04, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Australia[edit]

T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:02, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Portugal[edit]

language-specific notices[edit]

Ukrainan[edit]

  • competition: November, 1st to November, 30th
  • discussed here

Italian[edit]

For Commons we could put a general sitenotice for the whole month from November, 15th ot December,15th, covering also it-N Swiss users or italians working abroad.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:14, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

English[edit]

Anglophone countries such as USA, Ireland and Australia all take part. Probably a generic en-N banner at least on Commons and Wikiversity is a good strategy, while keeping national sitenotice on enwikipedia.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:19, 9 November 2019 (UTC)

More in general this should be also done for foreign researchers working in France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Portugal... they should know that WSC has a national competition, they can learn from the general website.--Alexmar983 (talk) 18:00, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Polish[edit]

There is already a local template on plwiki.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:13, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Approved & Work in progress[edit]

WMF Wikimania scholarships 2020[edit]

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

Description - annual banner for WMF Wikimania scholarships

Metrics - number of scholarship applications

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

Banners - update of https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/wm2019scholarcfp

Landing Page - https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2020:Scholarships

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Picture of the Year 2019[edit]

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

Description - As every year, to announce the Picture of the Year vote. This is the fourteenth edition of POTY. See c:Commons:Picture of the Year.

Metrics -

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

Banners -

For R1: Banner using same style as Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/POTY_2018_R1
For R2: Banner using the same style as: Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/POTY_2018_R2

Landing Page - c:Commons:Picture of the Year/2019

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Assuming you'll process this one yourself? Let me know if I help you with this one. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 12:40, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I can do the setup etc. :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:25, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Wikimarathon 2020 for UKWP[edit]

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

Description - Wikimarathon is a traditional marathon devoted to Ukrainian Wikipedia's birthday, we've been holding it since 2014. Ukrainian Wikipedia celebrates a 16-year anniversary this year, and we invite users to greet Wikipedia by creating an article. Wikimarathons typically help create a record number of articles and draw public attention to Ukrainian Wikipedia.

Metrics - 1600 articles created, 400 participants, 120 newly registered users, 50 volunteers involved

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

Banners -

Landing Page - Вікіпедія:Вікімарафон 2020

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

Type of grant - Simple Annual Plan Grant by the Wikimedia Foundation

Link to grant - Grants:Simple/Applications/Wikimedia Ukraine/2020

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Thanks. Could you have a look at [2], please? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:28, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

@Martin Urbanec: looks good, thanks! Personally, I would like to resolve the clickability question, which we talked about here (e.g. making only part of the text clickable). But that's optional; the most important thing is to set up the banner before Wikimarathon starts Face-smile.svg --AntonProtsiuk (WMUA) (talk) 00:37, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. This is Approved Approved then. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:56, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done as [3]. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 09:04, 24 January 2020 (UTC)

Campaigns currently running[edit]

Wiki Loves Love 2020 (Folklore)[edit]

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

Description - As WLL2020 is an international photographic contest, we want as much as high audiences to contribute from all around the globe.

Metrics - Please follow Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Love 2020 (Folklore)/Report

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

Banners - Probably similar as 2019: CentralNotice/Request/Wiki Loves Love or User:Tulsi Bhagat/WLL2020 CNBanner.

Landing Page - Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2020 (Folklore) and the upload wizard

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

Type of grant - Group

Link to grant - Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Love 2020 (Folklore)

Discussion[edit]

  • We are not in hurry. Please make sure this banner will be online before Feb. 2020 starts. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 12:13, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support as a positive project, I will probably join in this year.--Pharos (talk) 21:50, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

It's not immediatelly clear to me how should I participate when looking at c:COM:WLL20. Mind adding a button "Participate" or something? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:44, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Yeah! We will be adding a button there on the page soon. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 13:58, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Created [4]. Could you add translations via [5]? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:49, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Additionally, we plan to put up a local notice for the New York City area for the Met editathon on Jan 25, probably running for a week beforehand. Pinging Pharos for that! :)

Thank you for Martin Urbanec and Tulsi Bhagat for the support!! Wikilover90 (talk) 04:56, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

Please note that i adjusted the banner style as per Tulsi Bhagat's suggestions. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:37, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat, @Martin Urbanec: Hello, File:Wiki-Loves-Love-2020-Folklore-banner-logo.svg is an embedded bitmap inside a SVG file and the server-side png renderer makes it look pretty bad when scaled-down, which is the case in the banner. If you don't have a proper vector file at the ready, for the time being it would be better to use the PNG file at File:Wiki-Loves-Love-2020-Folklore-banner-logo.png. I hope this is the right place for raising this issue.--TFerenczy (talk) 01:11, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Yes check.svg Done I've just approved all translations and enabled the banner. Will go live on midnight UTC. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:06, 31 January 2020 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat and Tiven2240: I've disabled the banner at mobile, given it looks ugly there: [6]. Please fix that, so I can re-enable. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:43, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

-Martin Urbanec I'll fix the mobile style later today. I've added Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese translations, if you could edit the text to reflect that it would be nice. Chico Venancio (talk) 19:08, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:12, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

Martin Urbanec, It seems all we need to do to have it properly behaving in mobile is to change position to relative for the misbehaving element. Here is the full code with that change. Chico Venancio (talk) 11:03, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

Looks good, changed. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:19, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

@Tulsi Bhagat: I received some comments from wikipedians and I checked the setup but honestly a campaign worldwide for all projects for logged users and anonymous having a percentage of 40% and an impression diet of 2 banners per each person daily (I did a quick calculation) is quite massive. Some similar events like Wiki Loves Monuments or Wiki Loves Earth don't have this massive campaign. I have seen that there are not so much local organizers, is not it? Who manages the communication with local communities? --Ilario (talk) 20:29, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

I've softened the settings for the while (2 impressions in a day, and 25 % limit) for the time being. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:30, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
I think this type of project may need a slightly heavier campaign than Wiki Loves Monuments, as it is largely targetting regions of the world without strong local affiliate support. Perhaps it could be variable by continent, to target more heavily the regions that are largely unable to participate in Wiki Loves Monuments.--Pharos (talk) 00:02, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
I agree with both views. We shouldn't overuse the banner in general, so it also makes sense to keep that in mind here. Now surely the lake of support from local affiliates is a point that should rather be treated as something to remedy by a closer communication and partnership between the project team and the local affiliates. Thus said, even with a better cooperation on this level, the sum of local affiliates probably doesn't have an equivalent power than an intensive banner campaign (stronger on some points, but weaker on others). Without more precise metrics, it's difficult to asses relevently the good ratio. Comparing with other photo contests is a good idea on this matter, indeed. Explaining the perceived difference is also a good point. I don't have a good process in mind to come with metrics that help us to fine tune the visibility according to our aims, but establishing such a process should surely be a good way to set this kind of discussion. We could maybe start with a review of what are the factors that are known to be involved in the process of banner user decision. Maybe there are already existing things on this matter actually, I don't know. I hope that this feedback might help, Psychoslave (talk) 06:30, 6 February 2020 (UTC)

Desktop Improvements prototype 2[edit]

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

Description - Requesting editor feedback on the initial prototype for the Desktop Improvements project

Metrics - Receiving feedback from editors

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

Banners - (Re-use the previous iteration's basis: Special:CentralNoticeBanners/edit/DesktopImprovements)

Content from https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Outreach/Prototype_testing (translations)
Banner image - File:Astronaut illustration simplified with Wikimedia logo.png

Landing Page - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Prototype_testing

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 See Trizek (WMF) (talk) 10:39, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

Desktop Improvements prototype 1[edit]

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

Description - Requesting editor feedback on the initial prototype for the Desktop Improvements project

Metrics - Receiving feedback from editors

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

Banners - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Outreach/Prototype_testing (translations)

Banner image - File:Astronaut illustration simplified with Wikimedia logo.png

Landing Page - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Prototype_testing

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

Type of grant -

Link to grant -

Discussion[edit]

  • I assume the linked landing page is a mistake? --Yair rand (talk) 07:28, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Steward elections 2020[edit]

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

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

Banners (nominations)
Banners (elections)
Landing Page

Discussion[edit]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

WMCZ Describe a monument contest 2020[edit]

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

Description - This is a promotional banner to a contest on Czech Wikipedia. The third iteration of this contest (1st: 2018, 2nd: 2019) is again taking place in January. The goal of the contest is to write new articles about cultural monuments in the Czech Republic. 150+ were written in 2018 and 600+ in 2019.

Metrics -

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

Banners - Popiš památku/2020

Landing Page - https://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedie:Popi%C5%A1_pam%C3%A1tku

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

Type of grant - WMCZ APG

Link to grant - Grants:APG/Proposals/2019-2020 round 1/Wikimedia Czech Republic

Discussion[edit]

For more info, see also the last year request here and 2018 here. Aktron (talk) 12:45, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

Prepared a banner preview, please have a look: [7]. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:04, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Note: You have to use an inkognito window if you have >300 edits at meta. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:27, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Enabled via [8] --Martin Urbanec (talk) 16:23, 21 December 2019 (UTC)


Past requests[edit]