Talk:Small Wiki Monitoring Team

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Celtic Knot Conference & Small Wikipedia helpdesk[edit]

Hello all,

The remote Celtic Knot Conference will take place next week. Beyond its name, it will be the occasion to bring together people working on many different languages, who recently started a Wikipedia project, and need support from the community.

The main program will run live on July 9-10, and contain sessions like "Develop Wikis in local languages" or "Search Support for Minority Languages". The asynchronous part of the program will allow you to watch other sessions at any time, like "Help your community grow" or "Wikisource, statistics and dynamics". The side events program is still open for contributions.

I also wanted to highlight the social part, and in particular the Kickstart your Wikipedia helpdesk that will start on July 8th. This helpdesk will take place on a pad (already prepared but not advertised yet) where people are welcome to ask questions, support each other, on the topic of small Wikipedias, tools, templates, etc.

We're still looking for people to help at this helpdesk. You don't need to commit for the 3 full days, you can just hop on the page from time to time and see if there are unanswered questions.

If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know! Cheers, Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 10:16, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

NEW: Lists of technical resources and recommendations for smaller language wikis![edit]

Hello everyone, As part of the Small wiki toolkits initiative, a Starter kit has been developed for smaller language Wikimedia wikis! This Starter kit lists resources, tools, and recommendations in technical areas (e.g., templates, bots, gadgets, etc.) relevant to smaller wikis that are just getting started. Small wiki contributors can use it to make their community's workflow easier. You can now use and promote the Starter kit in your wiki community, and start translating the landing page and its subpages in a language you want.

If you have any questions, ideas for venues where it should be shared or wiki pages where it should be linked, or any other suggestions for improving it further, please share on this talk page.

If you are interested in helping with the Small Wiki Toolkits initiative and can offer help with running workshops, developing toolkits, or exchanging problems and challenges in smaller wiki communities, add yourself as a member here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits#Members. --SSethi (WMF) (talk) 18:32, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Nice, have you thought of coordinating the content with Manual for small and new Wikipedias somehow? Nemo 22:56, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi, thanks for sharing this manual! The resources and recommendations listed on the Starter kit are technical by nature, and the manual you have shared is more editing focused. So I am not sure how the two can be combined, but certainly to be included in the "See also" section. -SSethi (WMF) (talk) 07:39, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Being complementary, interlinked and not overlapping is certainly one possible coordination strategy! Thanks, Nemo 15:03, 22 July 2020 (UTC)