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Welcome to Wikimedia's goings-on, a central point for community-wide members to collect information about the project in many languages and to report recent goings-on. This page should only be used to inform the various sub-communities of community-wide issues. For general discussion, see Meta:Babel. For elections, votings and requests for comment see: Democracy.

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Goings-on in the past few months

August 2016

Wikimedia-logo.svg 5-7: WikiConference India 2016 will take place in Chandigarh, India.

July 2016

Wikimedia-logo.svg 12: A new Wikipedia.org Portal page layout update is up on MediaWiki with a request for comments. Please take a look and ask your questions, if you have them, as we'll be closing out the discussion on July 19, 2016. If you'd like additional information on the Portal and the work that has been done to date, it's available here.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 11: Community Questions and Answers to FDC candidates are open until 17 July. Please ask your questions!

June 2016

Mediawiki-logo.png 30: The VisualEditor team is building a group of experienced contributors who can help smaller communities to set up their sites and optimize the editing experience. You can sign-up at the Community Taskforce page.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 29: The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announces approval of the Wikimedia Foundation's 2016-17 Annual Plan and Budget.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 29: The call for nominations for appointed seats to the FDC is now open. We are looking forward to candidates!
Wikimedia-logo.svg 24: The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Katherine Maher as Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 16: Due to a programming error, some Wikimedia project users may be logged out as a security precaution.
Mediawiki-logo.png 14: The Wikipedia.org portal team would like to add mobile app download badges near the bottom of the portal page and wants feedback and suggestions on the idea.
Commons-logo.svg 10: Commons' Picture of the Year committee is pleased to announce the results of the tenth Picture of the Year competition (2015).

Older goings-on


June 2016

Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 10: Voting has begun for the best way to collect and arrange content for Wikipedia to the Moon. Voting is open until 24 June.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1: The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Transition Team invites the community to complete a survey before June, 8th to help them better understand community and staff expectations for that role.
Crystal multimedia.png 1: Inspire Campaign to prevent and generally address cases of harassment.

May 2016

Wikimedia-logo.svg 26: IRC-based office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation interim Executive Director.
Commons-logo.svg 22: The second round of voting to select Wikimedia Commons' 2015 Picture of the Year is open. Vote before May 28.
Crystal filetypes.png 20: RFC: Community Consultation on the Labs Terms of Use - Round 1.
Crystal filetypes.png 12: RFC: Discussion to deny further Flagged revisions deployment or decide of the requirements before any new deployment.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 11: Video-based office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation interim Executive Director.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 9: The 2016 Affiliate-selected Board seats have concluded and selected Christophe Henner and Nataliia Tymkiv. Congratulations!
Wikimedia-logo.svg 4: Submit your questions and join us for two office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation interim Executive Director.
Mediawiki-logo.png 3: The Maps team of the Discovery department invites editors to have a conversation on how maps might be used within Wikipedia articles.
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 1: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Artists Month global campaign.

April 2016

Crystal filetypes.png 21: RFC: Initial discussion of possible scenarios of how to select Wikipedia content for the Wikipedia to the Moon project.
Mediawiki-logo.png 19: All wikis will be in read-only mode for approximately 15 to 30 minutes on Tuesday, 19 April and Thursday, 21 April.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 4: Call for Wikimedia Foundation Audit Committee observers
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1: The draft of the Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan for the FY2016-2017 period is available for comment through 30 April.

March 2016

Mediawiki-logo.png 30: The reading team wants to hear your ideas on how to improve the experience of reading Wikipedia before April, 15.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 10: Announcements regarding appointment of Wikimedia Foundation Interim Executive Director

February 2016

Crystal multimedia.png 28: Inspire Campaign to generate and develop proposals on content curation & review
Wikimedia-logo.svg 25: Announcements regarding leadership change at the Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia-logo.svg 17: Executive director Lila Tretikov is taking questions at Knowledge Engine FAQ regarding the much talked about project
Wikimedia-logo.svg 16: Harassment workshop to explore solutions
Wikimedia-logo.svg 15: New Wikimedia referrer policy to counteract unwanted effects of using HTTPS

January 2016

Wikimedia-logo.svg 18: Community consultation for the 2016 Wikimedia Foundation Strategy
Wikimedia-logo.svg 18: Vote of no confidence on Arnnon Geshuri on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of of Trustees
Wikimedia-logo.svg 9: RFC: Global ban request for Messina
Wikimania.svg 1: Wikimania 2016 scholarships

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Wikipedia: Translation of the week

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  5. en:Rule of the shorter term
  6. en:Internet democracy
  7. en:March on Washington Movement
  8. en:French military mission to Japan (1872–80)
  9. en:Neo-creationism
  10. en:Generation Kill