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Ready for translation: Education Newsletter January 2023

January 2023 education newsletter released for translation. Please help our readers to read education newsletter in their native language. The latest education newsletter is ready for translation: here Newsletter headlines link for translation: here (please translate by February 05, 2023) Individual articles for translation: Category:Education/Newsletter/January 2023. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 21:07, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pesquisa sobre a experiência de mulheres editoras e aliados/es

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A pesquisa "A experiência do movimento de mulheres lusófonas na wikimedia" convida pessoas editoras a contribuir respondendo a um questionário.

  • Se você é mulher e...

  > edita de forma independente, acesse ao Mini-questionário para mulheres editoras independentes
  > organiza-se coletivamente, acesse ao Questionário para mulheres wikimedistas e aliadas

Sua participação é importante para para entendermos melhor as dimensões da lacuna de gênero na wikimedia!

> Conheça mais sobre a pesquisa lendo a apresentação, as diretrizes ou o projeto completo.
> Se desejar, escreva-nos em nossa página de discussão na Wikiversidade.

CalliandraDysantha (✉︎) 22:22, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



If you want to see the user interface (the "buttons", not the article or discussion content) in another language, you can set your preferred language locally at Special:Preferences or for all the wikis at Special:GlobalPreferences.

Please share this news with other people who use multiple wikis. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:29, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot for Tech News

I’m not sure if questions about the bot belongs here. (Does each wiki run its own bot? or is there a central bot?) But does anyone know if there is a way to code the translated article name for Tech News so that substitutions are expanded before delivery?

I’m asking because I have been using {{#expr}} expansion for the past two weeks because the output from {{#expr}} looks a lot cleaner (and more correct in the language I’m translating to), but I just discovered the macro isn’t being expanded before delivery, so it looks very odd in Recent Changes and I’m wondering if theere’s a solution to this weirdness problem before I revert to not using the {{#expr}} macro next week. Thanks! — Al12si (talk) 03:47, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Al12si Hi. Essentially, it is not possible. Background and details:
Tech News is delivered using mw:Extension:MassMessage which uses the system-account User:MediaWiki message delivery at all wikis.
Both the Heading/Topic and the Edit-summary are using whatever is in the translation for the <section begin="technews-subject"> … </> string (see code in the latest edition).
Until a year ago, Headings could only be in a single language at every location, but then this multilingual headings feature was added. (phab:T164503 has before/after details in the Description).
The main complexity is: Edit-summaries never expand complex wikitext. (IIUC, they use a special limited parser which only renders [[internal and interwiki links]] as rich text and nothing else - see docs at Help:Edit summary#Properties).
So yup, the current options are to either go back to using plaintext, or ignore the odd edit-summary. Hope that helps. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 22:30, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editing news 2023 #1

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This newsletter includes two key updates about the Editing team's work:

  1. The Editing team will finish adding new features to the Talk pages project and deploy it.
  2. They are beginning a new project, Edit check.

Talk pages project

Screenshot showing the talk page design changes that are currently available as beta features at all Wikimedia wikis. These features include information about the number of people and comments within each discussion.
Some of the upcoming changes

The Editing team is nearly finished with this first phase of the Talk pages project. Nearly all new features are available now in the Beta Feature for Discussion tools.

It will show information about how active a discussion is, such as the date of the most recent comment. There will soon be a new "Add topic" button. You will be able to turn them off at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing-discussion. Please tell them what you think.

Daily edit completion rate by test group: DiscussionTools (test group) and MobileFrontend overlay (control group)

An A/B test for Discussion tools on the mobile site has finished. Editors were more successful with Discussion tools. The Editing team is enabling these features for all editors on the mobile site.

New Project: Edit Check

The Editing team is beginning a project to help new editors of Wikipedia. It will help people identify some problems before they click "Publish changes". The first tool will encourage people to add references when they add new content. Please watch that page for more information. You can join a conference call on 3 March 2023 to learn more.

Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:24, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]