Guidelines & Process not respected
Dear admins @DerHexer and Martin Urbanec:,
The organizers of the Wikimedia Morocco Writing Contest 2023 did not respect the guidelines and did not inform the Arabic community on the banner, as suggested in step 5. We, Arabic users, were surprised today with a discussion opened 2 hours before the banner appears in Arabic Wikipedia. The problem is not with the contest, just in that the guidelines were not respected.
There is ongoing discussion in Arabic Wikipedia on this subject.
Please note that the objective is not to remove the banner, this will harm the contest and is not good for anyone. But it is important to draw the attention to the importance of respecting the guidelines, if they will not respected, why do they exist in the first place?--Michel Bakni (talk) 19:53, 26 April 2023 (UTC)
Pinging admins again, @DerHexer and Martin Urbanec:, it has been more than a week with no answer. Could you please look into the case?--Michel Bakni (talk) 16:50, 6 May 2023 (UTC)
- Hi. For this campaign there has also been a grant request which was open for discussions for a while. With the exact wording of the guidelines which has “should notify” and not “have to”, I didn't ask for another discussion because there had been a discussion about the campaign and it didn't seem controversial to me (and as you are saying, I was right with this interpretation) as it is good practice among CentralNotice administrators. Next time I will probably ask once more but we as CentralNotice administrators have some margin of discretion and you have probably notified the requester so that they will also be more transparent. So what else is needed here now? Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:56, 6 May 2023 (UTC) PS: This edit didn't trigger a ping, btw., because it didn't come along with a signature in the same edit. You should have got a message that your pings have failed. Please check. :)
- @DerHexer and Martin Urbanec: Fair enough, but for the next time, please make sure that the process is respected, especially with mega-wikipedias.
- @Reda benkhadra: kindly, be aware of this disscuion, and that you “should notify” the Arabic community next time.--Michel Bakni (talk) 11:16, 17 May 2023 (UTC)
Fix in WLE-DE Banner needed
For the WLE-DE banner we copied the code of the WLM-DE banner and thereby forgot to change the logo for the mobile version. The file link https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/WLM_Logo_Deutschland_(Typo_rechts)_negativ.svg/216px-WLM_Logo_Deutschland_(Typo_rechts)_negativ.svg.png has to be replaced with https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/WLE_Austria_Logo_(text_right).svg/216px-WLE_Austria_Logo_(text_right).svg.png. Thanks! GPSLeo (talk) 07:01, 12 May 2023 (UTC)