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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

February 2021

Wikimedia-logo.svg February 19–February 21: Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021

January 2021

Wikimedia-logo.svg January 15: Wikimedia Steward elections started to accept nominations! If you are eligible, you can submit a nomination.

December 2020

Wikimedia-logo.svg December 15–January 14: Applications are open for two WikiLearn online courses. 1) Identifying & Addressing Harassment Online 2) Partnership Building
Wikimedia-logo.svg December 11–13: WikiConference North America 2020
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg December 10: Community Resilience & Sustainability office hour.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg December 8–21: The voting phase on the 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year.

November 2020

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg November 19: Are you a content reviewer on Wikipedia? Give feedback to build trust levels for WikiLoop (second version).
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 16: The open video call CEE Talk No 4: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 4 will be held on 19 November at 18:00 (UTC).
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg November 16–30: The 2021 Community Wishlist Survey is open! This survey is the process where communities decide what the Community Tech team should work on over the next year.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg November 2–November 16: Wiki of functions naming contest - second round of voting.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 15: The next Wikimedia Café meeting will be on 15 November at 19:00 UTC. The topic will be the upcoming Global Council.
Wikimedia-logo.svg November 1–November 15: Wikipedia 20 Rapid Grants applications are accepted for birthday celebration events.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 2: The open video call CEE Talk No 3: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 3 will be held on 5 November at 18:00 (UTC).
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg November 1: Start WAM logo Wikipedia Asian Month 2020 contest and WikiUral 2020 Logo WikiUral 2020 subcompetition with original prizes (Headscarves Russia by Moiseikin.tif, etc.) until November 30, 2020.

October 2020

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg October 15: Discussion tools has been put into beta testing environment here at metawiki. Also see its help page.
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 15: Sandister Tei of Accra, Ghana was announced as the 2020 Wikimedian of the Year

September 2020

Wiktionary small.svg September 17: After a thorough assessment of large-scale errors at Malagasy Wiktionary, there is a poll and discussion about deleting the inaccurate material.

August 2020

Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg August 25: There is currently a request for comment about large scale language inaccuracies on the Scots Wikipedia.

Older goings-on


November 2020

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg November 14: RfC: Global ban for Kubura

October 2020

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg October 26: The open video call CEE Talk No 2: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 2 will be held on 29 October at 18:00 (UTC).
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 24: itWikiCon 2020, the Italian language conference about Wikimedia projects, takes place with Katherine Maher, WMF Executive Director, Jimbo Wales, Wikipedia founder and Alessandro Barbero, Italian historian.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg October 17: The open video call CEE Talk No 1: Strategy 2030 recommendations and initiatives, Round 1 will be held on 22 October at 16:00 (UTC).
MediaWiki-notext.svg October 13: A read-only time is scheduled for October 27. During a short period of time, you will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis. Know more about this.
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 2: Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 takes place from 2–4 October.
Wikimedia-logo.svg October 1: On 15 October 2020, livestream event to announce the 2020 Wikimedian of the Year

September 2020

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg 30 September: RfC: Slowking4
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg 26 September: RfC: Global ban for James Salsman
Emojione 1F5F3.svg September 15–October 13: You may discuss and vote on a name of an upcoming Wikimedia wiki project for a library of functions.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg September 15: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #010 will be held at 13:00 UTC. Google Meet.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg September 7: Community draft review for the Universal Code of Conduct is going on from September 07 until October 06, 2020. Please review the draft at the UCoC Draft Review page and leave comments and recommendations on the talk page.
MediaWiki-notext.svg September 2: Language showcase: The Language team presents a new project to improve the localization process of Scribunto modules.
MediaWiki-notext.svg September 1: A read-only time is scheduled for September 1. During a short period of time, You will be able to read, but not edit, all wikis. Know more about this.

August 2020

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg August 21: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #009 will be held at 19:00 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Wikimedia Meet).
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg August 19: Are you a content reviewer on Wikipedia? Give feedback to build trust levels for WikiLoop
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg August 5: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #007 will be held at 17:30 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Wikimedia Meet).

July 2020

Wikimedia Education.svg July 16: The Education Office Hours for the month of July is scheduled at 12:00 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Google Meet).
Bulbgraph.svg July 2: Abstract Wikipedia is approved as an official Wikimedia sister project (Announcement).
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg July 1: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #005 will be held at 17:30 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Google Meet).

June 2020

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg June 28: The open video call Wikimedia Clinic #004 will be held at 17:30 UTC. See page for meeting link (external on Google Meet).
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg June 24: There is currently a request for comment about improving the "request for comments" process itself, which for right now serves as the only dispute resolution forum for many wikis.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg June 23: A community open letter on renaming is published.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg June 16: The Foundation Branding Project started a survey about its renaming proposals.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg June 16: The community is looking for input in regard of the aforementioned survey about the renaming and its validity in this straw poll.

May 2020

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg May 31: The AffCom is seeking new members! Applications are accepted from June 1 to June 30. Also everyone possible to share endorsement and comments for the June 2020 candidates.
Wikimedia-logo.svg May 11: The final document of the 2018-20 Wikimedia movement strategy process, the strategy recommendations have been published.
Bulbgraph.svg May 5: A proposal for a new Wikimedia project is made, Wikilambda. It provides a solution to maintain articles once, but provide them in many languages, and a new sister project to collaborate on functions.


OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg May 30: This month's Wikimedia Café will occur on 30 May at 9:30 AM Pacific time / 12:30 PM Eastern time / 4:30 PM UTC / 10 PM IST. The primary topic will be the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations. You are welcome to join the Café and to propose additional topics for discussion.

April 2020

Wikimedia-logo.svg April 3: Following a successful global request for comment, the proposed Abuse filter maintainer policy has been approved and the global usergroup has been created.

March 2020

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg March 28: At this month's Wikimedia Café, we will discuss the relationship between the community and the Wikimedia Foundation. You are welcome to join the Café and to propose additional topics for discussion.
Wikimedia-logo.svg March 16: Steward elections and confirmations are finished.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg March 1 – March 31: Voting on the creation of "abuse filter manager" group will run from March 1 and end on March 31, 23:59 (UTC)

February 2020

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg February 15: You are invited to attend the monthly Wikimedia Café online meetup. This month's meetup will focus on the 2030 strategy recommendations, and will be divided into two discussions of one hour each.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg February 8 – February 28: 2020 Steward elections voting is running until 28 February 2020, 13:59 (UTC)


January 2020

Wikimedia-logo.svg January 29: The 2020 members of the Ombudsman Commission have been announced.
Wikimedia-logo.svg January 20 – February 21: The last facilitated round of movement discussions on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy recommendations is taking place.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg January: It is possible to share endorsement and comments for the December 2019 candidates to the Affiliations Committee.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg January 15 – January 28: Candidate submissions for the 2020 Steward elections will begin on January 15 and will end on January 28. Eligible candidates can nominate themselves.
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg January 25: The monthly Wikimedia Café online meeting will occur. The Café will be on a Saturday and will be earlier in the day than in previous months. The agenda is here, and you are welcome to add items to the agenda.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg January 19: Requests for comment/Should the Foundation call itself Wikipedia - a motion to clarify the 2030 branding movement community consultation as to whether the WMF should rename itself.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg January 5: RfC: Update "Admin activity review policy"—a procedural motion to include the Interface administrator within existing review process.


December 2019

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg December 19: At this month's Wikimedia Café, we will discuss the documentation for Wikitext, and we will discuss the NavWiki project.

November 2019

Wikimedia-logo.svg November 2019 – March 2020: Members of the nine thematic Working Groups concluded their task of drafting recommendations for the movement 2030 strategy. Three new groups with new tasks have been composed.
OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg November 21: This month's Wikimedia Café will occur. We will continue the topics from the October conversation regarding Wikimedia activities and organizations in India.

October 2019

Wikimedia-logo.svg October 21-November 11: The Community Wishlist Survey 2020 is now open! To learn more about the new format, we invite you to visit the survey page. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your proposals!
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg October 10, 2019: There is a discussion to remove all administrators, bureaucrats, and CheckUsers and set up an Arbitration Committee on the Croatian Wikipedia for alleged misuse of admin rights to promote biased content.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 4-October 11: She Did It writing challenge devoted to improving the coverage of Ukrainian women on Wikipedia.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 4-October 6: WikiArabia 2019 takes place in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 4-October 6: WikiCon 2019 of the German-speaking communities takes place in Wuppertal.

September 2019

Wikimedia-logo.svg 6-September 8: WikiConvention francophone 2019 takes place in Brussels.

August 2019

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg August-November: Please read the Wikimedia 2030 draft recommendations by the working groups.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg August 16-August 18: Wikimania

May 2019

OOjs UI icon speechBubbles-ltr-progressive.svg April-July: Please participate in the Movement Strategy Community Conversations.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg April 1-June 1: The Billboards Initiative: It focuses on installation of static and digital billboards around two different cities of Nepal, and sharing the project via social media sites. Basically, we are engaging new readers.

April 2019

Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg April 17 – TBA: A proposal to modify the Language proposal policy has been published at Language proposal policy/2019-04 proposed revision. Please join the discussion at Talk:Language proposal policy/2019-04 proposed revision.
Emojione 1F5F3.svg April 15 – April 30: Nominations for Affiliate Selected Board Seats, see Affiliate-selected Board seats/Resolution 2019
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg April 11: You will not be able to edit most Wikimedia wikis for up to 30 minutes on 11 April 05:00 UTC. This is because of a hardware problem. You can still read the wikis. You can see which wikis are affected. The time you can not edit might be shorter than 30 minutes.

March 2019

Wikimedia-logo.svg March 21 – April 17: Wikimedia Foundation is seeking volunteers to join a revised Communications committee.
Wikimedia-logo.svg March 29–31: Wikimedia Summit 2019 took place in Berlin.

February 2019

Wikimedia-logo.svg February 26 – May: Wikimedia Foundation explores a proposal on Wikimedia brand research and strategy. For public feedback, please go to Talk:Communications/Wikimedia brands/2030 research and planning/community review. For private, please email to brandproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org. There are other ways to share feedback, like scheduling a meeting.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg February 25 – March 23: A video tutorial regarding how to create references with VisualEditor is in development, and depending on funding might be made available in English and Spanish. Additional video tutorials may be produced in the future. You can subscribe to the project newsletter.
Wikimedia Community Logo.svg Feb 17 – Mar 3: Final choice for the logo of WikiClassics user group. We value your feedback. voting is running until 3 March 2019, 00:00 (UTC)
Wikimedia-logo.svg Feb 8 – Feb 28: 2019 Steward elections voting is running until 28 February 2019, 13:59 (UTC)

January 2019

Wikimedia Community Logo.svg January: It is possible to share endorsement and comments for the December 2018 candidates to the Affiliations Committee.
Noto Emoji Pie 1f4e2.svg Jan 15–28: Candidate submissions for the 2019 Steward elections will begin on January 15 and will end on January 28. Eligible candidates can nominate themselves.

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