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Wikimedia Blog[edit]

Hi! I'll participate in an event of Digital Activism in Indigenous Language (of Colombia). There I'll talk about Wikimedia Projects and how to open a project in the Incubator. I think this could be interesting for the Community. Can I write about that after the event? How? --Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 04:18, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi Sahaquiel9102, nice to meet you. Please see the instructions at Wikimedia Blog! Ed Erhart (WMF) (talk) 23:10, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Sahaquiel9102 (talk) 19:03, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Accidental revision imports to some templates[edit]

Hey guys, I just imported a template from, and I thought it only had a couple subtemplates, but apparently it used some other templates like Template:Mbox (via the documentation). This caused those templates to get some revisions from imported into their history. I'm working on cleaning this up now. Sorry for the mess. Kaldari (talk) 18:16, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

It happened the same to me a some time ago. I asked if they could revert that via Phabricator, and told me that unfortunately they could not. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 18:24, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Should be cleaned up now. Kaldari (talk) 19:14, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Let's mirror the list of current WMF board members here[edit]

Please see Talk:Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees#Move_this_page_to_History_of_the_Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees. I would appreciate comments. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:22, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Nothing stopping you from creating those page, Blue Rasberry.--AldNonymousBicara? 16:02, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

VisualEditor News #3—2015[edit]

10:44, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Discrimination complaint[edit]

At Talk:Wikimania 2016 bids Hammersoft raises points about Wikimania 2016 being inaccessible to people with mobility constraints. This person has gotten no reply. In most nonprofit organizations, concerns about discrimination of this sort would be specially addressed by staff of the organization. Is there someone in the Wikimedia Foundation who would either like to address this concern, or otherwise state clearly the recommended communication channel for voicing concerns of this sort? Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:30, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Generally, questions for specific persons or entities should go on their talk pages. --Nemo 13:46, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
I think the question here is which specific person or entity should receive the complaint. harej (talk) 13:47, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
It's not hard, comments go on the talk of the page they reference. --Nemo 14:22, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks to Bluerasberry for bringing this here. I do appreciate it. That said, it's post facto now. The bid has been confirmed by the WMF and it will go ahead as planned. I think at this point the WMF needs to figure out a response to media when asked why they chose a location so distinctly against people with mobility constraints. Answering "Well, we supplied a van..." isn't going to cut it. A van isn't capable of driving people into the main meeting hall for the event (and this is just the tip of the iceberg, there's accessibility issues in multiple locations of this event). Without a coherent, previously thought threw answer as to why the WMF chose to not provide an accessible event, the WMF will get raked over the coals in the press. For a non-profit that lives on donations, this could be deadly. --Hammersoft (talk) 14:15, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
    Thanks for caring about the WMF's health; OTOH it already survived hundreds of negative press coverages for Wikimania 2011 by Arab press. :) --Nemo 14:22, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Perhaps, but it would be nice if the WMF would care about accessibility issues. --Hammersoft (talk) 18:40, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
  • @Hammersoft: matters for the Board can be raised on Meta at the Wikimedia Foundation Board noticeboard. (Isn't that just the WMF way -- there's always another page to refer you to) It is possible that you may get WMF Board attention there, a Board member replied to something on that page less than a fortnight ago. Rogol Domedonfors (talk) 16:17, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Meta:Requests for comment/Bureaucrat removal of permissions[edit]

I've opened this RfC to ask if Meta-Wiki bureaucrats should be able to continue removing advanced permissions such as administrator and or bureaucrat. —MarcoAurelio 16:28, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Stalled RfD[edit]

I think this has been on hold long enough: Meta:Requests_for_deletion#All_files_in_Category:Unfree_Wikimania_bid_media_files. —MarcoAurelio 16:47, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Autopatrol and CN admin[edit]

Is there any particular reason why autopatrol isn't part of central notice administrators other than no one thought to include it when CNA was created? 18 of the 30 CNA are also autopatrolled, the other 12 consists of 11 WMF staff and 1 WMDE staff accounts. If someone can be trusted with putting up banners across all Wikimedia projects, then there's no reason they can't be trusted with autopatrolled as well. (Yes, this is a very minor minor technical thing, but it occurred to me so I thought I'll mention it :) -- KTC (talk) 22:07, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Instead of changing the config, maybe we can add the right to those ones. Minor change indeed IMHO. —MarcoAurelio 12:04, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Policy (Meta:Autopatrollers; "Any administrator can grant this right at their discretion to trusted users who regularly create pages and have demonstrated they are familiar with Meta's policies and guidelines.") requires familiarity with metawiki content, which is not necessarily given in case of CN admins. Vogone (talk) 23:35, 2 July 2015 (UTC)