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Goings-on in the past few months

June 2016

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).
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.
Crystal multimedia.png 1: Inspire Campaign to prevent and generally address cases of harassment.

May 2016

Crystal filetypes.png 12: RFC: Discussion to deny further Flagged revisions deployment or decide of the requirements before any new deployment.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 9: The 2016 Affiliate-selected Board seats have concluded and selected Christophe Henner and Nataliia Tymkiv. Congratulations!
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.

Older goings-on

June 2016

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.

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.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 11: Video-based office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation interim Executive Director.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 4: Submit your questions and join us for two office hours with the Wikimedia Foundation interim Executive Director.
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

  1. en:Armillaria luteobubalina
  2. en:Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park
  3. en:Iceland hotspot
  4. en:766th Independent Infantry Regiment (North Korea)
  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