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Wikimania 2021: Individual Program Submissions

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Dear all,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team (COT) for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - Individuals or a group of individuals can submit their session proposals to be a part of the program. There will be translation support for sessions provided in a number of languages. See more information here.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Announcements- To keep up to date with the developments around Wikimania, the COT sends out weekly updates. You can view them in the Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:18, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team

This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:42, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Are global locks logged?

Can I request one for myself? Thank you from en:User:NotReallySoroka, NotReallySoroka (talk) 00:49, 26 June 2021 (UTC)

Yes, they are logged here at meta, look in special:log to find the dropdowns, and they are against accounts per special:centralauth. No you cannot request one, they are not for good faith contributors. If you don't want to edit, walk away; a lock will not stop you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:29, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. --NotReallySoroka (talk) 02:52, 26 June 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:42, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Server switch

SGrabarczuk (WMF) 01:19, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

The links I just deleted are for last years server switch message, so much for a prove of your disdain of the non-anglophone communities. And a 2-days notice shows clear disdain for the whole unwashed masses by the WMF. Grüße vom Sänger ♫(Reden) 08:46, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
For the record: The page title was outdated, but the content was all correct - they were re-using the same older page, but updating the content, in order to reduce the amount of translation work. The page title has been fixed (it required developer assistance, because there are over 500 subpages). I have replaced the links, above.
There was only 1 minute and 57 seconds of read-only time (a further improvement from the 2m49s in the last test-switch, and 4m41s the time before that). It is always described as "for up to an hour" just in case anything goes wrong.
It was announced in Tech/News/2021/24 and in Tech/News/2021/26 as well as this MassMessage. --Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 21:10, 2 July 2021 (UTC)
This section was archived on a request by:  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:42, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

Editing news 2021 #2

14:14, 24 June 2021 (UTC)