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These are the mailing lists hosted by Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization in the state of California which operates Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikimedia Commons, Wikispecies, Wikinews, and Wikiversity, as well as many Wikimedia movement affiliates wikis, and a few other MediaWiki-based wikis.

A mailing list is like a shared email address: messages sent to that address are distributed to all members ("subscribers") of the list.

Except for lists marked "private", archives are available for online reading by anyone; posting to a list generally requires subscribing to it. The Mailman list overview page can be found at lists.wikimedia.org. Some lists can be searched and read on Gmane as web-based threads or blogs, or with an RSS reader or NNTP newsreader; see the links below or, on Gmane, gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia and gmane.org.wikimedia.

Many lists are also archived at mail-archive.com and markmail.org, which provide powerful search engines.

See the main Mailing lists page for more information on Wikimedia lists.

Wikimedia[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation[edit]

Lists relating to the Wikimedia Foundation:

wikimedia-l (archive, gmane) – general mailing list, see wikimedia-l (formerly foundation-l) (gossamer-threads)

wikimediaannounce-l (archive, gmane) – general Wikimedia announcements low traffic list; forwards and replies-to wikimedia-l (see Mailing lists/Wikimedia Announce)

advisory (archive, gmane) – private list for the advisors on the Wikimedia Advisory Board, and Trustees

Interest group lists[edit]

Lists for various topics:

languages (archive, gmane) – a list for all languages-related topics

translators-l (archive, gmane) – a list for discussing and announcing translations across the Wikimedia projects

dagbani (archive) – discussing list for the Dagbani language community

glam (archive, gmane) – GLAM (public)

glam-us (archive, gmane) – GLAM in the United States of America

glamtools (archive, gmane) – The GLAMwiki Toolset

wikilovesmonuments (archive, gmane) – Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition

wlm-announce (archive, " gmane) – the announcements-only mailing list for the 2013 Wiki Loves Monuments competition

wlm-africa (archive, gmane) – a mailing list for African countries organising the Wiki Loves Monuments competition

wikilovesearth (archive, gmane) – Wiki Loves Earth Photograph Competition

1lib1ref (archive, gmane) – 1Lib1Ref general mailing list

education (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia and Education

education-sa (archive, gmane) – Education Program in Saudi Arabia (members only)

education-nl (archive, gmane) – Education program in the Netherlands

education-collab (archive, gmane) – The Education Collaborative (Public List)

wiki-research-l (archive, gmane) – low volume list for people who are actively engaged in research on the Wikimedia projects

openaccess (archive, gmane) – Open Access discussions

gendergap (archive, gmane) – discussing the gender gap on Wikimedia projects

artandfem (archive) – discussing list for the Art+Feminism Wikimedia community

museum-l (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia and Museums, for museum professionals (never used. currently private)

libraries (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia and Libraries, for library professionals, all things Wikimedian and librarian, and the inevitable love affair between the two

wikimedia-ped (archive, gmane) – Program Evaluation and Design: Announcement list for people interested in program evaluation and design

multimedia (archive, gmane) – a list for discussing the contribution, curation, discovery and publishing of multimedia content to Wikimedia projects

wikipedia-library (archive, gmane) – a list for coordination of the global library research and access project (see The Wikipedia Library)

cochrane-announce (archive, gmane) – an announcement-only list for the Wikipedia-Cochrane Collaboration initiative

wikipedia-humanities (archive, gmane) – mailing list for coordination of humanities-based outreach in the Wikipedia community

wikimaps (archive, gmane) – mailing list for the Wikimaps project

wikipedia-pt-saude (archive, gmane) – Wikiproject Health in Portuguese: mailing list for the Wikiproject Health in Portuguese.

newreaders (archive, gmane) – A list for New Readers related topics and discussion, as well as announcements

wikimedia-nys (archive, gmane) – for anything related to Noongarpedia and the Noongar language and culture of the South-West of Western Australia

wikimedia-genealogy (archive, gmane) – (also archived on mail-archive.com) — the Wikimedia genealogy project

wikilovesafrica (archive, gmane) – Wiki Loves Africa Photograph Competition

lessanspages (archive, gmane) – Les sans pagEs A mailing list for les sans pagEs project

Internal, governance and committee lists[edit]

These lists have to do with specific committees or internal operations, and often require approval to join:

affcom (archive, gmane) – private Affiliations committee list (AffCom)

board-l (archive, gmane) – internal WMF board list, not intended for outside email. To contact the board, use the Wikimedia Foundation Board noticeboard

checkuser-l (archive, gmane) – private mailing list for CheckUser users.

functionaries-announce (archive, gmane) – private announce only list for Wikimedia Foundation announcements to groups of trusted users for important changes to their tools or policies. List membership rebuilt before each mailing.

fundraiser (archive, gmane) – fundraising discussions, open-subscription and public successor of the now closed fundraising list (which was private, see Mailing lists/Fundraising)

gac (archive, gmane) – internal list for the Project and Event Grants Grant Advisory Committee (GAC).

internal-l (archive, gmane) – internal list for Wikimedia Foundation board, Legal officers, & boards of local chapters (see instructions for chapters).

langcom (archive, gmane) – Language committee (open subscription, replaces the original use of the private langcom-l list)

langcom-l (archive, gmane) – Language committee private list, currently used solely to discuss private/personnel questions

publicpolicy (archive, gmane) – Public Policy Advisory Group for Wikimedia advocacy efforts.

rcom-l (archive, gmane) – Research Committee.

reading-wmf (archive, gmane) – internal list for the Reading department in the Wikimedia Foundation. @wikimedia.org employees may join the list.

social-media (archive, gmane) – public social media mailing list

stewards-l (archive, gmane) – private mailing list for Stewards.

cvn (archive, gmane) – Countervandalism Network

treasurers (archive, gmane) – mainly for treasurers and auditors of Wikimedia organizations, but also for interested individuals; public archives.

wmfcc-l (archive, gmane) – Communications committee (comcom)

Wikimania[edit]

wikimania-l (archive, gmane) – for announcements and discussion about the Wikimania conference (gossamer-threads)

wikimania-com (archive, gmane) – Wikimania steering committee

Wikimedia movement affiliates[edit]

Lists for Wikimedia movement affiliates:

affiliates (archive, gmane) – Internal mailing list for Wikimedia movement affiliates

all-affiliates (archive, gmane) – For main representatives of the affiliates, appointed volunteer facilitators, members of the Board/Wikimedia Foundation staff for operations related to the 2019 ASBS process.

chapters-reports (archive, gmane) – announcement mailing list for all Wikimedia chapters (now merged into Wikimedia Announcements)

chairpersons (archive, gmane) – Internal mailing list for the Wikimedia's affiliations chairpersons

  • eds – Internal mailing list for executive directors
  • Iberocoop – for discussion of Iberocoop activities (currently private)

By chapter:

wikimediaau-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Australian chapter

wikimediabr-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the planned Brazilian chapter

wikimedia-ca (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the planned Canadian chapter

wikimediach-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Swiss chapter

wikimediach-de (archive) – German

wikimediach-fr (archive) – French

wikimediach-it (archive) – Italian

wikimedia-us-chi (archive, gmane) – for Chicago-area Wikimedians

Wikimediacz-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Czech chapter

Vereinat-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Austrian chapter

Vereinde-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the German chapter

wikimediaindia-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Indian chapter

wikimediafr-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the French chapter (deprecated)

wikimediafr (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the French chapter (public list)

wikimedia-il (archive) – Wikimedia Israel mailing list

wikimedia-il-assembly (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Israel General Assembly list

wikimedia-il-edu (archive) – Wikimedia Israel Education team

wikimedia-il-glam (archive) – Wikimedia Israel GLAM coordination

wikimedia-il-updates (archive) – Wikimedia Israel updates

wikimedia-il-updates (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Israel updates

wikimedianl-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Dutch chapter

press-nl (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Nederland Press Releases

wikimedia-ph (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Philippine chapter

wikimediapl-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Polish chapter

wikimediapt (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the PT chapter

wikimediaro-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the proposed Romanian chapter

wikimedia-ru (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Russian chapter (old archive)

wikimediase-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Swedish chapter

wikimedia-sk (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Slovakia chapter-to-be

wikimedia-sk-oznamy (archive, gmane) – announcements list for Slovakia chapter-to-be

wikimediasr-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Serbian chapter

wikimediars-info (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Serbia Info (previously WikimediaSCG-INFO, now superseded)

wikimediaua (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Ukrainian chapter

wikimedia-ua-announce (archive, gmane) – List for announcements by Wikimedia Ukraine board.

wikimedia-us-mw (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the proposed Midwest US chapter and for organizing activities in the Midwest region of the US

wikimediauk-l (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the UK chapter

    • WikimediaUK schools list – (gmane)

wikimedia-uy (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the Uruguayan chappter (members only)

wikimedia-tw (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the TW chapter

wikimediaza (archive, gmane) – for matters relating to the proposed South African chapter

wikimedia_nyc (archive, gmane) – New York City area Wikimedians

wikimedia-asia-chapters (archive) – Asian Wikimedia Chapters coordination

wikimedia-au-announce (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Australia Announcements

wikimedia-au-members (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Australia Members list

wikimedia-dc (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia DC chapter mailing list

wikimedia-de-by (archive, gmane) – Bayern-Mailingliste fur Wikimedia-Projekte / Wikimedians in Bavaria

wikimediadk (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Denmark Chapter


Regional mailing lists[edit]

Lists for established meetup groups in particular locations:

wikimedia-boston (archive, gmane) – New England-area Wikimedians – meetup group

wikimedia-cascadia (archive, gmane) – Cascadia region Wikimedians discussion list

wikimedia-kh (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Cambodia/ Khmer Wikipedia mailing list – meetup group

wikimedia-sf (archive, gmane) – San Francisco Bay area Wikimedians – meetup group

wikimediaie (archive, gmane) – Ireland Wikimedians

wikimedia-bd (archive, gmane) – Bangladeshi Wikimedians

wikimedia-in-wb (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in West Bengal (India)

wikimedia-us-co (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Colorado, USA

wikimedia-us-fl (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Florida, USA

wikimediacr (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Costa Rica

african-Wikimedians (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Africa

wikimedia guinée conakry (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Guinée Conakry user community

wikimedia-california (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia California

wikimedia-gh (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Ghana User Group

wikimedia-in-amd (archive, gmane) – Ahmedabad Wikimedians

wikimedia-in-blr (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians / Wikipedians in & from Bangalore, India

wikimedia-in-chn (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians / Wikipedians in & from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

wikimedia-in-en (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians working on India related content on English Wikipedia & related projects.

wikimedia-in-hyd (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians / Wikipedians in & from Hyderabad , India.

wikimedia-in-mlr (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Mangalore, India

wikimedia-in-mum (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians / Wikipedians in & from Mumbai , India.

wikimedia-in-pun (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians in Pune, India

wikimedia-lk (archive) – Mailing list for Wikimedia Community Usergroup Sri Lanka

wikimedia-lv (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians of Latvia User Group list

wikimedia-kr (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians in South Korea

wikimedia-ng (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Wikimedians in Nigeria

wikimedia-th (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Thailand

wikimedia-tr (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Turkiye

wikimedia-us-ga-atl (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Atlanta, Georgia

wikimedia-us-mn (archive, gmane) – Minnesota Wikimedians

wikimedia-us-nyc-discuss (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia New York City Discussion list

wikimedia-us-oh (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians in Ohio, United States

wikimedia-vn (archive) – Vietnam Wikimedians User Group

wikimediaus-l (archive, gmane) – Wikimedians Active in Local Regions of the United States (WALRUS)

wikimedia-cm (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Community User Group Cameroon

wikimedia-pe (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Community User Group Perú

wikimedia-mm (archive, gmane) – Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

Project mailing lists[edit]

Sorted by project name:

textbook-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wikibooks (see below for local mailing lists)

wikidata-l (archive, gmane) – a mailing list for discussing Wikidata

commons-l (archive, gmane) – for the Wikimedia Commons-related discussion

commons-poty (archive, gmane) – Picture of the day feature on Commons

daily-image-l (archive, gmane) – Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Day

photoreporters (archive, gmane) – A mailing list for photoreporters from Wikimedia Commons

incubator (archive, gmane) – list for Wikimedia Incubator-related discussion

wikimediameta-l (archive, gmane) – list for issues specific for the Meta-Wiki (the wiki where you are now)

wikinews-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wikinews (see below for local mailing lists)

wikipedia-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wikipedia (see below for local mailing lists)

wikiquote-l (archive, gmane) – for Wikiquote-related discussion

wikisource-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wikisource

wikispecies-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wikispecies

wikispecies-admin (archive, gmane) – for admin issues on Wikispecies

wikiversity-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wikiversity

wiktionary-l (archive, gmane) – for global issues, relating to all language versions of Wiktionary (see below for local mailing lists)

wikivoyage-l (archive, gmane) – for Wikivoyage-related discussion

Local Wikipedia mailing lists[edit]

wikipedia-sat (archive, gmane) – (ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ)

wikials-l (archive, gmane) – (Alemannisch)

wikiar-l (archive, gmane) – (العربية)

wikipedia-bn (archive, gmane) – (বাংলা)

wikimedia-in-wb (archive, gmane) – (বাংলা)

wikipedia-bn-admins (archive, gmane) – (বাংলা)

wikica-l (archive, gmane) – (català)

wikida-l (archive, gmane) – (dansk)

wikide-l (archive, gmane) – (Deutsch)

wikien-l (archive, gmane) – (English)

daily-article-l (archive, gmane) – sends the current article featured on the Main Page to all subscribers

accounts-enwiki-l (archive, gmane) – used to create accounts for new users who can't create one themselves, and internal discussion between the Account Creation Team

ambassador-announce-l (archive, gmane) – English Wikipedia Ambassadors

wikipedia-en-editfilters (archive, gmane) – for discussion between edit filter managers, primarily regarding hidden filters

wikieo-l (archive, gmane) – (Esperanto)

wikies-l (archive, gmane) – (español)

wikieu-l (archive, gmane) – (español)

wikifa-l (archive, gmane) – (فارسی)

wikifi-l (archive, gmane) – (suomi)

wikifr-l (archive, gmane) – (français)

wikipedia-gu (archive, gmane) – (ગુજરાતી)

wikihe-l (archive, gmane) – (עברית)

daily-article-he (archive, gmane) – ערך ויקיפדיה מומלץ ביום

otrs-he (archive, gmane) – Hebrew OTRS discussion

wikihi-l (archive, gmane) – (हिन्दी)

wikihu-l (archive, gmane) – (magyar)

wikiia-l (archive, gmane) – (interlingua)

wikiid-l (archive, gmane) – (Bahasa Indonesia)

wikiis-l (archive, gmane) – (íslenska)

wikiit-l (archive, gmane) – (italiano)

wikiit-admins-l (archive, gmane) – (italiano)

wikikn-l (archive, gmane) – (ಕನ್ನಡ)

wikilb-l (archive, gmane) – (Lëtzebuergesch)

wikija-l (archive, gmane) – (日本語)

wikiko-l (archive, gmane) – (한국어)

wikimk-l (archive, gmane) – (македонски)

wikiml-l (archive, gmane) – (മലയാളം)

wikinl-l (archive, gmane) – (Nederlands)

wikinn-l (archive, gmane) – (norsk nynorsk)

wikino-l (archive, gmane) – (norsk)

wikipl-l (archive, gmane) – (polski)

wikipt (archive, gmane) – (português)

wikiro-l (archive, gmane) – (română)

wikiru-l (archive, gmane) – (русский)

wikiru-a (archive, gmane) – (русский)

wikisa-l (archive, gmane) – (संस्कृतम्)

wikisk-l (archive, gmane) – (slovenčina)

wikiskan-l (archive, gmane) – (new all-Scandinavian list)

wikisv-l (archive, gmane) – (svenska)

wikita-l (archive, gmane) – (தமிழ்)

wikite-l (archive, gmane) – (తెలుగు)

wikitr-l (archive, gmane) – (Türkçe)

wikiuk-l (archive, gmane) – (українська)

wikivi-l (archive, gmane) – (Tiếng Việt)

wikizh-l (archive, gmane) – (中文)

wikipedia-or (archive, gmane) – (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)

wikipedia-af (archive, gmane) – Discussion list for Afrikaan speaking contributors

wikipedia-as (archive, gmane) – অসমীয়া ৱিকিপিডিয়া / Assamese Wikipedia

wikipedia-fr-wikimag (archive, gmane) – Wikimag (french "Wikipedia Signpost")

wikipedia-mai (archive, gmane) – Discussion list for the Maithili Wikipedia

wikipedia-ne (archive, gmane) – Discussion list for the Nepalese Wikipedia

wikipedia-pa (archive, gmane) – Punjabi Wikipedia

wikipedia-sq (archive, gmane) – Community list of Albanian Wikipedia)

wikipedia-sah (archive, gmane) – Sakha Wikipedia mailing list

wikiur-l (archive, gmane) – Mailing list for Urdu Wiki's

wikiel (archive, gmane) – Greek Wikimedia Mailing List

wikibetarask (archive, gmane) – Belarusian Tarakievica Wikipedia mailing list

wikibg-l (archive, gmane) – Community list of bg.wikipedia

Local Wiktionary mailing lists[edit]

wiktionaryde-l (archive, gmane) – (Deutsch)

wiktionarypt-l (archive, gmane) – (Português)

Local Wikibooks mailing lists[edit]

wikibooksde-l (archive, gmane) – (Deutsch)

Local Wikisource mailing lists[edit]

tawikisource (archive, gmane) – no description available

Local Wikinews mailing lists[edit]

wikinews-de-l (archive, gmane) – (Deutsch)

wikinews-accreditation (archive, gmane) – verifying accreditation requests

wikinews-fa (archive, gmane) – (فارسی)

wikinews-zh (archive, gmane) – (中文)

wikinews-sr-l (archive, gmane) – Serbian Wikinews Email list


Local Wikiversity mailing lists[edit]

wikiversityde-l (archive, gmane) – (Deutsch)

Local Wikivoyage mailing lists[edit]

wikivoyage-fa (archive, gmane) – Discussion list for Persian Wikivoyage

wikivoyage-pl (archive, gmane) – Polish Wikivoyage mailing list/Lista dyskusyjna Wikipodrozy

wikivoyage-zh (archive, gmane) – Chinese Wikivoyage mailing list

Off-wiki requests lists[edit]

meta-oversight (archive) – Meta-Wiki oversighters

otrs-ar (archive) – Internal discussion list for Arabic OTRS volunteers

otrs-de-l (archive) – Liste fur die deutschsprachigen OTRS-Helfer / German OTRS discussion

otrs-en-l (archive) – English OTRS discussion list

otrs-es (archive) – Lista de discusion de OTRS en espanol / Spanish OTRS discussion

otrs-fr (archive) – Discussions OTRS en francais / French OTRS discussion

otrs-it-l (archive) – Lista di discussione relativa a OTRS / Italian OTRS discussion

otrs-ja (archive) – Japanese OTRS discussion

otrs-ru (archive) – Russian OTRS discussion

otrs-zh (archive) – 中文志工回覆團隊討論 / 中文志愿者回复团队讨论 / Chinese OTRS discussion

oversight-request-fiwiki-l (archive) – Pyynnöt pysyvien häivytysten suorittamiseksi suomenkielisestä Wikipediasta / Finnish Wikipedia oversighters

oversight-wp-simple (archive) – Requests to permanently remove personal information from the Simple English Wikipedia

privacy-fr-wp (archive) – Discussions masqueurs en francais / French Wikipedia oversighters (privacy) discussion

unblock-en-l (archive) – Internal discussion between admins using the new Unblock Ticket Request System (UTRS)

unblock-pt-l (archive) – Unblock requests for pt. Pedidos de desbloqueio para Wikipédia Lusófona.

unblock-zh (archive) – 中文维基百科封禁申诉/中文維基百科封禁申訴/Unblock request for zhwiki

MediaWiki and technical[edit]

Lists related to software and technical matters.

MediaWiki[edit]

General MediaWiki discussion, strictly suitable (also) for a general, non-Wikimedia-only audience.

List Description
mediawiki-l For administrators and users of the MediaWiki software in non-Wikimedia-related projects, including some feature and development discussion. If you are having difficulty with your own installation of MediaWiki, then this is the place to ask for help. (gossamer-threads)
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane
mediawiki-announce A low traffic list for announcements about new MediaWiki releases and security updates. All messages to this list also go to mediawiki-l, so you don't need to be on both. (gossamer-threads)
Note: this list is in "emergency moderation". Only messages from accepted addresses don't get immediately discarded, and any message has to be manually approved by a list admin or moderator (Tim Starling, Reedy or Csteipp).
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane
mediawiki-i18n Discussion and notifications regarding MediaWiki internationalisation and language setup. Not to be confused with the private localisation-team.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane
mediawiki-api Discussion related to the MediaWiki API and its on-going development.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane
mediawiki-api-announce A low-traffic list for announcements about the API, such as breaking changes and new MediaWiki releases. All messages to this list also go to mediawiki-api, so you don't need to be on both.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane
wikitext-l This list is for long-term discussion of MediaWiki's syntax ("wikitext"), its current parser, improvements, and work on Parsoid, the new parser. Specific, fixable problems with the current parser and with Parsoid should go to wikitech-l instead. We used to discuss the new VisualEditor here, but discussion of VE has now moved to wikitech-l.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane
wikidata-tech Discussion regarding the development of Wikidata
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchivesgmane

Code and bugs[edit]

Of interest mainly for developers following the code closely.

List Description
wikibugs-l Automated notifications of bug reports. Note that follow-ups should go into Bugzilla, or sent directly to the reporter and/or to wikitech-l. They should not be sent to wikibugs-l.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber login • (not archived) • gmane
mediawiki-commits Automated notifications of Git/Gerrit commits. Developers and other interested users may wish to subscribe to keep abreast of the latest whizz-bang changes that somebody forgot to mention on wikitech-l. (gossamer-threads)
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber login • (not archived) • gmane
wikidata-bugs Automated notifications of bug reports. Note that follow-ups should go into Bugzilla, or sent directly to the reporter and/or to wikidata-l. They should not be sent to wikidata-bugs.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber loginArchives • not on Gmane?
wikimedia-commits This list was merged to mediawiki-commits.
Homepage/sign-upSubscriber login • (not archived) • not on Gmane?
mediawiki-codereview All CodeReview comments were sent to this list (only for the SVN repository; no replacement available with Git). Follow-ups went into CodeReview or were sent to to wikitech-l.
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qa-alerts Automatic notifications of Quality Assurance alerts (browser tests) sent by Jenkins
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eventlogging-alerts EventLogging Alerts
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multimedia-alerts Automated Multimedia Alerts
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betacluster-alerts More alerts
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discovery-alerts Automatic notifications for oozie job failures
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Local[edit]

MediaWiki discussions local to a specific area or userbase.

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mediawiki-distributors A very low volume list directly related to the issues of those who package and distribute MediaWiki.
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mediawiki-enterprise For discussion related to the enterprise use of MediaWiki.
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iberotec A list about MediaWiki, pywikibot and other technical things, in iberocoop languages (Portugues, Spanish, Italian).
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mediawiki-india A list for developers and users of MediaWiki from India.
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mediawiki-fr Liste de discussion francophone sur MediaWiki / MediaWiki french-speaking mailinglist
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mediawiki-sv Swedish language discussions about the MediaWiki software (closed).
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Related software, tools and infrastructure[edit]

Tools to help use and development of all MediaWiki and MediaWiki sites, or of Wikimedia projects by anyone including researchers etc.

Pywikibot[edit]

List Description
pywikipedia-announce for important Python MediaWiki bot announcements (important bugfixes, updates and notes).
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pywikipedia-l Python MediaWiki bot discussion (user and developer) about the Pywikibot framework.
(Retired in 2015)
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pywikibot Python MediaWiki bot discussion (user and developer) about the Pywikibot framework.
(Currently active)
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pywikipedia-bugs Bugs filed against Pywikibot (Bugzilla).
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pywikibot-commits Commits to the Pywikibot Git repository.
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Cloud Services and Toolforge[edit]

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cloud-announce Important announcements about and regarding Wikimedia Cloud Services and Toolforge
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cloud For discussion about and regarding Wikimedia Cloud Services and Toolforge
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Toolserver[edit]

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toolserver-announce Important announcements about and regarding the toolserver
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toolserver-l For discussion about and regarding the toolserver
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Other[edit]

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huggle Discussion of Huggle anti-vandalism tool (in English).
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xmldatadumps-l Discussion of providing and downloading Wikimedia data, see Data dumps for on-wiki documentation.
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General development and technical discussion[edit]

For all Wikimedians: the tech ambassadors list for discussion and announcements of upcoming changes and features:

wikitech-ambassadors (archive, gmane) – no description available

List Description
wikitech-l For discussion of technical issues with Wikimedia servers, features and development of the MediaWiki software, etc. This is not a forum for user help (see mediawiki-l, above). (gossamer-threads)
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wikitech-announce Wikimedia technology platform and MediaWiki development and maintenance announcements, reports and updates (low-traffic).
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wikibots-l Discussion and self-help among bots users.
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Interest areas[edit]

Specific technical areas of work on MediaWiki in general and Wikimedia projects specifically.

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analytics A mailing list for the Analytics Team at WMF and everybody who has an interest in Wikipedia and analytics.
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centralnotice-admins CentralNotice admins discussion and announcements.
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design Discussion of Wikimedia design: information architecture, visual design, style, etc.
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ee This list was merged to wikitech-l. Not to be confused with the private e2.
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listadmins List for discussions and announcements related to lists.wikimedia.org
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maps-l Discussion about the integration of open maps (including from OpenStreetMap) with MediaWiki.
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metavid-l Discussion about MetaVidWiki and the integration of MetaVid with MediaWiki.
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mobile-l A list for announcing and discussing the Wikimedia mobile projects. This includes mobile web, apps, and tablets.
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offline-l This list is a place where technologists and practitioners meet to discuss the best approaches for using – as readers or as participants – MediaWiki-powered sites without Internet connectivity.
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teampractices A mailing list to discuss team practices employed in Wikimedia organizations, with focus on software engineering practices and methods such as agile development. Not to be confused with the private Engineering general discussion list for all staffers and contractors of that WMF department.
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wikifarm Discussion for managers of Wiki Farms
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wikimedia-search A mailing list oriented around activities of the Search and Discovery department at the WMF. It is a place to discuss all things related to the search and discovery features of Wikimedia.
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wikivideo-l Discussion about video on Wikimedia projects. Closed in July 2013 - See the new Multimedia list, above.
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deployment-systems Discussion list for deployment systems
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cloud-announce Announcements for users of Wikimedia Cloud Services (formerly called labs-announce)
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mediawiki-core Wikimedia's MediaWiki Core team
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newprojects Announcement list for new Wikimedia wikis
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services Services (SOA) and REST API related discussions
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tools-nlwikibots [no description available]
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wikimetrics Wiki metrics
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xtools Discussion list for xTools
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wikimedia-medicine Wiki Medicine discussion
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wikimediareference-l Discussion about the use of reference sources by Wikimedians
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Other lists[edit]

Other public lists[edit]

List Description
egyptopedia-l Egyptopedia - L'egyptologique de Wikipedia / Egyptology Wikipedia
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eliso Esperanto kaj Libera Scio / Esperanto and Free Knowledge
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eliso-anoncoj Esperanto kaj Libera Scio (anoncoj) / Esperanto and Free Knowledge (anouncements)
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wikimediterraneans Wikimedians interested to create a cooperation between affiliates around the mediterranean sea
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wikimedia-cuteness Wikimedia Cuteness Association
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wikimedia-northern-europe For cooperation and joint efforts between Wikimedia organizations in Northern Europe
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Other public dead lists[edit]

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denkmal-at Austrian Monuments Collaboration
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devnations-l Growing Wikimedia in developing nations
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fd-advisorygroup Funds Dissemination Advisory Group
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foa-cron Mentors and students for the wikimedia-cron FOA project
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mediawiki-cvs MediaWiki CVS commits
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packaging [no description available]
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performance discussions on performance engineering
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research-newsletter Wikimedia Research Newsletter
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spcom Sister Projects Committee
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wikilovespublicart Wiki Loves Public Art Photograph Competition
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wikimedia-am Mailing list for Wikimedia Armenia
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wikimedia-am-internal [no description available]
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wikimedia-dz Mailing list for the Algeria Wikimedians User Group
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wikimedia-fi Wikimedia Finland mailing list
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wikimedia-ge Wikimedia Georgia planning list
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wikimedia-il-edu Wikimedia Israel Education team
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wikimedia-in-member [no description available]
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wikimedia-in-newsletter Subscription list for Wikimedia India Newsletter
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wikimedia-in-newsletter-editors Wikimedia India Newsletter Editors
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wikimedia-ma Wikimedia Morocco User Group
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wikimedia-no E-postliste for medlemmer av Wikimedia Norge / Wikimedia Norge Chapter
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wikimedia-sf-makerfaire SF MakerFaire planning list
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wikimedia-sg Wikimedia Singapore
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wikimediaby Wikimedia Belarus email list
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wikimediaco-l Lista de discusion de Wikimedia Colombia / Wikimedia Colombia Chapter
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wikimediahr Wikimedia Croatia Chapter
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wikimediamy Wikimedia Malaysia Chapter
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wikimedianz-l Proposed New Zealand Wikimedia Chapter
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wikimediapa-l Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Wikimedians
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wikimy-l Myanmar Wikipedia mailing list
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wikipedia-bn-help Bangladesh Wikipedia help
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wikipedia-cak Kaqchikel Wikipetya' / Kaqchikel Wikipedia discussion
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wikistats Discussion of the statistics project at wikistats.wmflabs.org
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Other private lists[edit]

Lists without archives.

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affcom-members [no description available]
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apg-grantees List for APG grantees and Staff
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arbcom-ko Korean Wikipedia ArbCom
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board-nominations [no description available]
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bureaucrats-nl-wikipedia NL Wikipedia Bureaucrat list
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car-fr-l Comite d'arbitrage de la Wikipedia francophone / French Wikipedia ArbCom
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wikipedia-fr-comite-nomination Comité de nomination de la Wikipédia francophone / French Wikipedia nominators
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contact-nl Interne overleglijst voor de Nederlandstalige OTRS vrijwilligers
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cvn-private Countervandalism Network Staff
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design-team Design team internal discussion
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destacado-l El articulo destacado de Wikipedia en tu correo / Daily article (Spanish)
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discovery-private Internal communications for WMF search and discovery team
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educacao-br Lista do Grupo Wikimedia Brasileiro de Educação e Pesquisa
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education-collab-private The Education Collaborative (Public List)
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festivalsommer-teilnehmer participants of the German Wikipedia Festivalsommer project
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glam-us-consortium GLAM-Wiki U.S. Consortium advisory board
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global-renamers Internal discussions for global renamers.
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gozetmen Turkish Wikipedia oversighters
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hackathonorganizers [no description available]
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hch-working-group Community Health and Harassment working group
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infobg-l Balgarskite proekti na Wikimedia / Bulgarian Wikipedia
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inspire Inspire campaign list
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lgbt Increasing involvement of LGBT communities and organizing the Wikimedia LGBT Outreach Project
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mediawiki-security Discuss MediaWiki security issues
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mk-shared-knowledge [no description available]
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multimedia-team Internal discussion of WMF Multimedia Team
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pressemeldungen Informations-Pool des deutschen Wikinews-Projekts / German Wikinews project
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recruitment Internal list to facilitate contact with the recruitment team
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releng Release Engineering Team
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research-internal Cross-departmental internal list for all researchers at the WMF
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research-wmf Internal communication for the WMF Research team
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volunteer-supporters [no description available]
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wep For communication between all people of the Wikipedia Education Program
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wiki-hr List for the Croatian Wikipedia
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wikics-l Česká Wikipedie / Czech Wikipedia
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wikidata-bureaucrats Wikidata bureaucrat list
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wikidata-oversight Wikidata oversight list for case discussion
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wikifi-admin Suomenkielisen Wikipedian yllapitajat /Wiki-fi administrators
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wikifr-colloque-l [CLOSED] Colloque francophone 2007 sur Wikipedia / 2007 French Wikipedia Conference
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wikimedia-bd-internal Wikimedia Bangladesh Internal List
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wikimedia-ci Wikimedia Community User Group Cote d'Ivoire mailing list
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wikimedia-cl Lista de correo de Wikimedia Chile / Wikimedia Chile chapter
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wikimedia-en-abuse Internal list used by the Wikipedia Abuse Response Team
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wikimedia-in-del Wikimedia Mailing List for New Delhi and NCR
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wikimedia-in-newsletter-editors Wikimedia India Newsletter Editors
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wikimedia-kk Kazakh Wikipedia
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wikimedia-mk Internal mailing list for Wikimedia Macedonia
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wikimedia-mx Wikimedia Mexico - lista abierta
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wikimedia-pk Wikimedia affiliate in Pakistan
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wikimedia-search-private Internal communications for WMF search and discovery team
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wikimediabe-l Wikimedia Belgium general list
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wikimediahk Wikimedia Hong Kong, the Local Wikimedia Chapter in Hong Kong
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wikinews-pl Lista dyskusyjna i kontaktowa polskiej wersji Wikinews
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wikipedia-ja-del Wikipedia-JA sysops and eliminators
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wikipedia-ko-admins Private discussion amongst Korean Wikipedia admins
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wmfkids A list for Wikimedia Foundation parents
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testeng Quality & Test Engineering Team
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  • @wikimedia.org Google Groups
    • productmanagers

Defunct[edit]

intlwiki-l (archive, gmane) – formerly for Wikipedia internationalisation and multilingual coordination, closed in favor of wikipedia-l (for project-wide issues), wikitech-l (for tech issues) and requests for permissions (for administrative setup on small wikis): see Mailing list merge

wikilegal-l (archive, gmane) – legal & licensing issues, deprecated by wikimedia-l and the individual project mailing lists

juriwiki-l (archive, gmane) – for legal issues

announce-l (archive, gmane) – Wikizine newsletter

wiki-offline-reader-l (archive, gmane) – list for the co-ordination of work on a free offline MediaWiki reader

wikiquality-l (archive, gmane) – discussions regarding the design and implementation of quality-related technology for Wikimedia projects, as well as quality policies and initiatives

wikix-l (archive, gmane) – planning for Wikipedia's 10th anniversary (which has already happened)

pywikipedia-svn (archive, gmane) – Notification about Pywikibot commits on SVN. Closed after move to Git. New list is pywikibot-commits

best-practices (archive, gmane) – Best practices documentation team

bilderberg-l (archive, gmane) – Working group on Bilderberg projects

greenspun-illustrations (archive, gmane) – Discussion of the Philip Greenspun illustration project

quarto-l (archive) – Wikimedia newsletter discussion

See also[edit]

There are other ways of communicating with the community besides mailing lists. Some of them include: