Talk:Global message delivery/Targets/Wikidata

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Delivery[edit]

I see a new issue of Wikidata went out earlier today but I didn't receive a copy on my Talk Page. Is it delivered over the course of a few hours? Liz (talk) 00:37, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes it takes some time. If it still didn't arrive by now something is very likely wrong with your name in the list. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:02, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
An untimely Signpost delivery caused the Wikidata delivery to be cut off, unfortunately. --Rschen7754 09:11, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
I previously received issues so that is not the problem. Will they try sending it out again or should I cut and paste the notice from someone else's Talk Page? It seems odd that the bot would interrupt one delivery to handle a different one. Liz (talk) 17:14, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Well, that's how the bot is set up. :/ Why we eagerly await mw:Extension:MassMessage. --Rschen7754 21:05, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Delivery to Wikimedia Commons[edit]

I'd like to have the newsletter delivered to my userpage on my home wiki, namely Commons. Is that possible? An entry of the form # {{target | user = MichaelMaggs| site = Commons.wikimedia.org}} generates an error message. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:03, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Apparently it doesn't like capital letters. Added with a lowercase c and it works. Enjoy the summaries! :) John F. Lewis (talk) 16:49, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 20:25, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Multilingual distribution[edit]

Is it possible to make the newsletter translatable and then distributed to wikis in their content language? The same way as it's done with Tech news. Wikidata community is multilingual and both it and meta-wiki has a number of users with translation experience so translations are highly expected. I think it would be lovely for most of the users to see the news in native language instead of English. --Base (talk) 19:37, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

We can probably do that. My only worry is if there are enough people to do the translations to make this work. Volunteers? --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:31, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Sure volunteers :) Who else. Tech news usually is being translated to about 10 languages every week (e.g. tomorrow's issue). Some of TN translators will help with WD newsletter too I suppose, and also Wikidata has quite a big multilingual community in which, I believe, some translators would be found :) --Base (talk) 10:07, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Hehe that was more a "Who volunteers to do it?". Sorry for being unclear. Ok you are one. That's a good start. Did you already talk to the technews translators to see if they'd be willing to help out here too? --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:10, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I may help and/or try to find some other volunteers for the Italian translation. :) --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 10:46, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Trialling. For the next 6 summaries (including the one coming out in a few moments), summaries will be translatable at Wikidata. There is a note about this in the summary so please find contributors and tell them :) John F. Lewis (talk) 13:22, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

(Also posted on the mailing list) I've finally finished writing the detailed how-to on how to assemble and send a multilingual newsletter: see m:Newsletters/Translation. This is now being tested by the Education Newsletter team, in addition to Tech News. I'm happy to help the team putting together the Wikidata newsletter if you need help setting this up :) guillom 15:20, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Help plan a new software feature for easy subscription to newsletters[edit]

We are developing a MediaWiki extension that will enable users to subscribe to community newsletters much more easily. We are very excited to hear your feedback on the features we have planned. Feel free to share your thoughts here. - Tinaj1234 (talk) 12:38, 9 June 2015 (UTC)