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I would like to be a voting or non voting member of affiliation committee.↠Tanbirzx () 19:37, 7 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Yes I would like to be an affiliation member Omlmedia (talk) 02:37, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

I would like to be a voting member of affiliation committee. YusufuAM (talk) 16:58, 30 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Interest in Becoming a Voting Member[edit]

I will love to be a voting member of this Committee. Please notify me when seats become available Prithee P (talk) 16:54, 7 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Apply to join the committee[edit]

Currently the Wikimedia Foundation among the members of the senior board It seems that no one has Professional skills to be familiar with Chinese language culture so In the language version of Wikimedia there are only ISO 639-1 ZH=Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese?,Simplified Chinese characters are official in the United Nations Council1 of 6 universal languages,Relatively speaking The Chinese government will not declare Chinese officials will not issue a special law express Chinese official acceptance of traditional Chinese characters can be in China Both simplified and traditional Chinese characters are used in official Chinese legal documents,I still see the same on the official website of the United States The site is available in five scripts English and Spanish,Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese The relationship between the two is like the United States is a country separated from the United Kingdom Some of the nationals of the territory of the country were educated in English Another group was educated in Spanish from an early age So on the Internet as long as Company website registered in the United States Both English and Spanish are supported Translation of both text versions,Now Wikimedia is doing the opposite 8 kinds of Chinese dialect codes in China only ISO 639-2 The two branches of the abolition,only left with ISO 639-3 dialect code?The International Standards Organization's definition of words very clear ISO 639-1It is a culture that has been passed down from history to the present day The resulting text is eligible for inclusion,if ISO 639-1Because of the division of the country or various historical reasons the branch that causes the text to appear will be ISO 639-2(T)&(B)express see“ Alpha³”(T)the inherited language,(B)From(T)split character variant,Is there an International Standards Organization Appeared “CJK”China、Japan、Korea,These three countries have been increasing every year Added traditional Chinese to the group's shared fonts,Because in 500 BC China, Japan, Korea We often send national envoys to exchange cultures for a long time,The gods in Japan all use Chinese characters with the same pronunciation to record the names of Japanese gods,It was not until modern times that it began to be gradually completed ancient history books become an existing Japanese, Japanese vocabulary is still mixed with many Chinese fonts,This is historical heritage,It takes more than a thousand years to produce a word to nurture the beginning of a culture Culture begins without words It's all just spoken pronunciation talking To record only some simple symbols can be used instead of words,If you want to express the sun, you will create a symbol of the record according to the shape of the sun🌞,Like writing a bird, you will create a record of words according to the appearance of the bird🕊️🦜,As a result, it has been handed down for more than 5,000 years.Word Was it abolished by you?The country is not yet unified,The texts on both sides of the strait will be unified first.then please Code:zh In the end it represents traditional Chinese Or Simplified Chinese?The translated articles I see have both simplified and traditional Chinese characters,That is, there are many words that are translated using Chinese nouns,The same thing has different names in two countries,The people under the two regimes have been separated70 years The daily words used by the cultural differences of the society will be different,Are you really spreading knowledge?,The spread of knowledge does not need to be correct?correct or not As long as there are a large number of articles and traffic income, it is completed Does the charter have a vision and mission?Don't be so hypocritical, okay?I want to join the board See how the culture of Chinese is viewed Subjective bias creates an increasingly difficult problem to salvage I leave my account name hereJ.zht(talk)Jc.Mandy(discussion) 17:23, 20 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Application of Mon Wikimedians User Group[edit]

Hi Affiliations Committee,

This is iyumu from Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub. We've been interviewing some language communities during our 2022 project. And the Mon community is one of the communities that I am interacted with. After the interview with some of members from the Mon community, I found they are actually active but without enough connection to the Wikimedia communities. So I encourge them to apply to set up their own user group. And now, it seems that they did have a user group page but they have not contacted to the committee. If someone here can help them with the user group application, it will be nice. Thank you. iyumu 01:34, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Beginning work on a Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy + AffCom elections update[edit]

Hello all,

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees believes that Wikimedia affiliates are a key and integral part of the Wikimedia movement, and affiliates’ success is vital to the Wikimedia movement’s success. To that end, it is crucial to develop a clear vision regarding the affiliates, making it possible to assess whether the Foundation’s investment in, collaboration with, and policy towards affiliates is promoting the right goals. The Board will be embarking on building a Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy in collaboration with the Affiliations Committee (AffCom), the affiliates, and the broader communities. This strategy will help guide the Foundation’s immediate work in supporting affiliates for the next few years.

In order to ensure that there is continuity and institutional memory during this process, there will be a delay of the elections for AffCom until after the strategy is complete, and the terms of the current AffCom members will be prolonged (in a separate resolution) to December 31, 2023. While the strategy is under development, AffCom will continue its current responsibilities, in addition to collaborating on the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy.

Once the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy is ready, there would be clarity on what is expected from the Wikimedia Foundation for supporting affiliates, and what is expected from affiliates.

As the weeks progress in the new calendar year, a plan of the process will be released, including opportunities for communities and affiliates to engage. You can find some FAQs below to assist further understanding of the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy.

Best regards,

Nat & Shani

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Liaisons to the Affiliations Committee

Tanks Omlmedia (talk) 02:40, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply


1. What are Wikimedia movement affiliates? What is AffCom?

Wikimedia movement affiliates are "independent and formally recognised" groups of people intended to organise and engage in activities to support and contribute to the Wikimedia movement. Currently there are three active models for affiliates: chapters, thematic organisations, and user groups. The Affiliations Committee (AffCom) advises and makes recommendations regarding the recognition and existence of Wikimedia movement affiliates.

2. How is the work with affiliates at the Wikimedia Foundation organised now?

As of now, processes are fragmented across different teams at the Wikimedia Foundation, and some decision making regarding affiliates is happening at different levels. A unified and consistent process is beneficial to all parties, hence the start of the work on the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy.

3. What is the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy? Is this an update of some existing document or something brand new?

Until now there has not been any unified vision regarding how the work around affiliates should happen, as there was no affiliate-specific strategy developed before. The Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy is to be a blueprint that will guide the Foundation’s immediate work with affiliates. This strategy will be in place to inform and guide the Wikimedia Foundation budget and support to affiliates, until some kind of Movement-wide Affiliates Strategy is developed.

4. Why do we need a Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy?

The Affiliates are a key part of the Wikimedia movement as mentioned in the Wikimedia Foundation mission, and their success is integral to the success of the whole Wikimedia Movement. As the affiliate ecosystem has grown in size and complexity, it is increasingly important to review existing approaches and ensure that the focus is on the right areas. The Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy will help to strengthen and advance the work of the affiliates.The Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy will take into account Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy recommendations.

The Strategy will direct Foundation attention to the needs of affiliates and focus resources on those needs towards impact by affiliates.

5. Does the decision of developing the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy change the role of AffCom?

There are no immediate changes in the role of AffCom, which is continuing doing its job. However, the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy will direct the future work of the Wikimedia Foundation in support of the affiliates, which could result in revising the role and scope of AffCom.

6. Why are the AffCom Elections delayed?

Traditionally, AffCom had elections at least once every year to select (not elect) and appoint members who will serve in AffCom for a period of two years. This year AffCom elections will not be held. Instead, the elections will be delayed as AffCom is a key input for the Board in developing the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy, and adding the burden of selecting and on-boarding new members will encumber the committee and make it difficult for it to discharge its regular duties as well as collaborate on the strategy. If the number of voting members falls below five (per the AffCom Charter), elections will nonetheless be held.

7. Will the Movement Charter also have an "Affiliates Strategy" and/or define affiliate roles?

While it is reasonable to expect that the Movement Charter will have prescriptions on affiliates and their recognition, and some of these responsibilities might shift to the Global Council once it is formed, it is currently unknown how this will unfold, and it will bear consequences only in years to come. Accordingly, this work is worth doing now so that the available resources are having the impact needed and are best serving the current Wikimedia movement and the affiliate ecosystem in the interim.

8. Is AffCom being asked to propose a Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy?

No, AffCom is not expected to propose a Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy. AffCom has been invited by the Board to collaborate and give an expert opinion. While the Affiliations Committee is an advising committee to the Board, the Board is responsible for this strategy and will lead the community and affiliate conversations around it.

9. What is the timeline for this project?

The target is to have a draft of the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy for the Board’s approval at Wikimania 2023 (August 2023).

Message from Wikimedia-l posted here by JKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:40, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Reinstatement of the Wikimedians of Colorado User Group[edit]

The Wikimedians of the U.S. State of Colorado request the official reinstatement the Wikimedians of Colorado User Group.
Thank you for your consideration,
 Buaidh  (Stephen Brown, Coordinator) 19:06, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Election vs. selection[edit]

Hello! This page includes:

...half of the seats are up for election every year.
The last elections took place at the end of 2023...

Presumably this is supposed to be "selection", which is used in the sentence before the first above quote and the sentence after the second. As far as I've been able to find, members of AffCom are not elected.

Can the above-quoted lines be edited to read "selection" rather than "election"? Best regards, Vermont (🐿️🏳️‍🌈) 15:48, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Vermont: The desire for democracy is strong in the Wikimedia community and the universal wish for positions of power and prestige - especially those which come with travel funding and other valuable compensation - is that they follow an open election process.
It might have happened in the past that there has been AffCom selection as a practical matter, but the broader wish, expectation, and culture is that election is the norm and anything else is a less desirable deviation.
I advocate for the community to continue asserting its right to decide these roles by election. Bluerasberry (talk) 20:25, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply