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Welcome to Wikimedia's goings-on, a central point for community-wide members to collect information about the project in many languages and to report recent goings-on. This page should only be used to inform the various sub-communities of community-wide issues. For general discussion, see Meta:Babel. For elections, votings and requests for comment see: Democracy.

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Goings-on in the past few months

May 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 20: Certified results of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 18: Nominations for the FDC and FDC Ombudsperson elections are being accepted. Submit your candidacy before May 28.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 16: The Wikimedia Foundation welcomes its new General Counsel: Eileen Hershenov.
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 15.05 - 30.06: Met Open Access Artworks Challenge around global art history.
Crystal filetypes.png 11.05 - 12.06: Join the Cycle 2 of the Wikimedia Movement Strategy discussions, and debate about the themes of our strategic directions.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 3: Due to a test you will not be able to edit the wikis for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The test will start at 14:00 UTC.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1-14: The election of three members of the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees to serve a three-year term which will expire in 2020 has begun. Votes will be accepted until 23:59 14 May 2017 (UTC).

Older goings-on


April 2017

Wikimedia-logo.svg 23: WikiOrder WikiPrizes Wikimedia.svg Wiki-Prize 2016/2017 (RU) award ceremony in Moscow.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 19: Due to a test you will not be able to edit the wikis for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The test will start at 14:00 UTC.
Wikipedia-W-bold-in-square.svg 18.04 - 18.05: UNESCO Challenge around the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Crystal 128 knode.png 16: The total number of edits on all Wikimedia wikis has recently passed the 3 billion mark. See this page for the current total.
Commons-logo.svg 7 - 20: The second round of voting to select Wikimedia Commons' 2016 Picture of the Year is open. Vote before April 20.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 7 - 20: The Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee is accepting self-nominations for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections. It is also accepting questions to the candidates.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1-30: Comment on 5 annual plans of Wikimedia related organizations, including the Wikimedia Foundation's, until April 30 to help the Funds Dissemination Committee make decisions about how to best spend funds to support Wikimedia's mission.
Wikimedia-logo.svg 1: Join the discussion to start defining the future role of Wikimedia in the world as part of the 2017 Movement strategy process.

February 2017

Crystal multimedia.png Feb 20 – March 7

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Wiki Loves Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen (16 days to translate 16 bios of African women).
Wikimedia-logo.svg Feb 8 – Feb 28: 2017 Steward elections voting ran until 28 February 2017, 13:59 (UTC)
Crystal multimedia.png Feb 1 – Feb 28: Inspire Campaign invites submissions and collaboration on ideas for outreach to outside knowledge networks.

January 2017

Crystal multimedia.png Jan 15 – Jan 28: Candidate submissions for the 2017 Steward elections began on January 15 and ended on January 28.

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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