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Any plan to make Small_wiki_toolkits multilingual?[edit]

Yes check.svg Resolved.

Hi, as a translator, I am interested in if you would make this important page translatable or not? Smaller wikis are mutilingual, and you can always consult with Translators-l mailing list, which takes care of Tech News Weekly and other pages that updates irregularly. See for example Direct translation link:

[1]. --Omotecho (talk) 16:48, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Omotecho: Appreciate the offer to translate but translation shouldn't occur until there is a final product. This is a work in progress and subject to be changed considerably. ~riley (talk) 20:30, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, understood. Then maybe you would consider that whenever you Mass Message for RfC on any tech projects, like user-test or mock-ups for Japanese speaking people, kindly ping me so that I can help your team translate your RfCs into ja. That way, you would message you care for inclusiveness. (Well, I hope you would agree that they nevertheless would not respond even if you put notice in local languages, that is a separate thing.) (; --Omotecho (talk) 21:09, 18 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Omotecho: @~riley: Nice discussion! For your awareness, a request has already been made to mark the Small_wiki_toolkits page for translation. So, it may happen sometime soon. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 02:28, 21 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@SSethi (WMF):@~riley: hello, great move! Let’s hope communities will react to your input call sooner! --Omotecho (talk) 13:50, 21 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Omotecho: @~riley:: For your awareness, the Small_wiki_toolkits page has now been marked for translation, in case you want to help translate in a specific language :) SSethi (WMF) (talk) 06:30, 30 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much, and I have started translation. Allow me to add resolved template at the thread head. Cheers, --Omotecho (talk) 11:30, 30 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RTL support[edit]

Hey readers, I'd like to some tips on making RTL-friendly tools. Where do you recommend I do that? --Zack (talk) 23:15, 15 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@زكريا: Hey, great! Help me understand better: These are recommendations for developers and maintainers of Tools and those tools run on Toolforge? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 13:16, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Andre: I was thinking more about js/css recommandations for gadgets. But they might apply to any sort of tool. Things like flipping icons and dealing with cursive scripts like Arabic. --Zack (talk) 15:20, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The two Gadgets that I know might be related: a) Extra-Editbuttons-persiantools.js for fixing arabic letters, grammars, numbers, URLs, article structure, sections, duplicate letters, zero-width non-joiner, hamza and some verbs and references and template problem b) CheckDictation.js that finds possible misspelled words in articles and suggests multiple replacement to editors and they can fix the mistake by one click. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 18:33, 17 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@زكريا: I completely misread your question, ignore my previous comment :) It would be nice to include the tips related to developing RTL friendly tools in the Starter kit. There can be an item on this topic itself in the Starter kit. If the tips are related to gadgets, then it could go in the "Gadgets" section. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 06:26, 30 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Small Wiki Toolkits at the Wikimedia Hackathon 2020[edit]

@زكريا:, @Masssly:, @Jayprakash12345:, @SSethi (WMF):, @Majavah:, @Pavithraes:, @RhinosF1:, @BMueller (WMF): and everyone else following this page: Hi! I boldly proposed a video call session for this Saturday 15:00 UTC at the remote Wikimedia Hackathon. No "presentation" or such, just to chat a bit about Small Wiki Toolkits or whatever comes to our minds. :) Would be cool to see you there if you have time (and an internet connection which allows it). Please also feel very welcome to add yourself as a co-host on the schedule! --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 12:12, 6 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey, I'm not a big one for joining calls @AKlapper (WMF):. You were actually at the only call I've done for wikimedia! I'll be around on IRC though throughout and am in #wmhack. RhinosF1 (talk) 13:11, 6 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for feedback on recommendations for gadgets for the starter kit[edit]

Hi folks! What do you think about the recommendations for gadgets listed in the Starter Kit for small wikis here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Starter_kit#Gadgets? Do you agree with these recommendations, are there any gadgets missing from this list that small wikis might benefit from https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gadgets#Gadgets_popular_on_wikis? What more language or community-specific use cases, to cover in these recommendations? SSethi (WMF) (talk) 00:07, 8 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alternatives for English wiki templates on non-English wikis[edit]

Hello folks! We have a Templates and Modules resource almost ready as part of the Starter Kit project. The idea is for the list of templates on that page to have those templates that are well-maintained. But, most of the templates on it currently are English wiki centric. So, if you know a template on that page which is easier to use than its English version, feel free to add a note next to it: "X template on Y wiki" is easier to use than the English Wikipedia version of the template as <add reason here>. If you have any general feedback to share, you can use this talk page for that. I would much appreciate your feedback! Thanks! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 03:09, 25 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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. --SSethi (WMF) (talk) 18:29, 20 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposal: Set two-letter project code as an alias for project namespace by default globally[edit]

Hello,

I just created Requests for comment/Set short project namespace aliases by default globally. I believe this GRFC could be interesting for people interested in Small wiki toolkits.

Your participation in the GRFC is welcomed.

Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:58, 18 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help wanted: A central place to find key technical documents[edit]

Hi everyone, your review and feedback is wanted: Wikimedia is exploring the idea of creating a developer portal to make it easier for technical contributors to find key documents. Would a single point of entry help you or others find what you need? Please share your thoughts and feedback on mw:Developer Advocacy/Developer Portal/Content Draft - thanks in advance! --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 09:37, 7 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Something that might be of interest to this project[edit]

Do you speak an Indigenous, local, minority, or other under-resourced language? Do you want to use technology to promote your language and develop new spaces where it can flourish?

If you do, please complete this survey! We would love to hear from you about your current needs, challenges, and aspirations for your language online.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSka97jTr0YbBx538Q4uiH_ZCFkjpPp8dxFgrWrwRaE7xW5A/viewform

As we head into the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032, Rising Voices is partnering with UNESCO to build a language digital activism toolkit to support communities around the world who want to leverage technology and digital media to promote their languages on the internet.

-- dwf² 13:59, 7 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Categories[edit]

Tracked in Phabricator:
task T283554

Can someone help me with this question?--Felipe da Fonseca (talk) 11:38, 25 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Submissions for Wikimania 2021[edit]

Hi folks! Concerning submissions for Wikimania, we are considering submitting an idea for small wiki toolkits corner similar to the one conducted in-person in 2019 in Stockholm. Wondering if folks here have ideas for sessions or workshops that could be a part of this and would be interested in leading them? Please reply on this thread. Thanks! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 16:01, 10 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yoruba Wikipedia[edit]

Hi SSethi (WMF)

I am User:T Cells, a sysop on Yoruba Wikipedia. I am interested in kicking off a technical capacity building initiative for the Yoruba community. T CellsTalk 07:42, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing your interest in kicking off a technical capacity-building initiative for your community. It would be good for us to explore the idea of a possible collaboration on co-developing a technical capacity-building program. I propose that we do a call to do a bit of brainstorming sometime next week. If you can both drop me a note at ssethi@wikimedia.org, I can go ahead and schedule a meeting for us. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 07:23, 29 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
T Cells, hi, I'm following up on my previous message. Would you be interested in a meeting sometime in the next few days to brainstorm more on the idea of kicking off a technical capacity-building initiative for your community? SSethi (WMF) (talk) 18:13, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, User:SSethi (WMF). Thank you. T CellsTalk 16:03, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
T Cells, if you can drop me an email at ssethi@wikimedia.org, I can take it from there. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 21:41, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and the Gurenɛ Wikimedian Community[edit]

I am User:Dnshitobu. I am a facilitator on the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and the Gurene Wikimedian Community and would love to have the technical capacity building for some members of both communities including myself so that we can serve and contribute our quota to the achievement of Wikimedia Foundation goal since we are already playing the role of Trainer of Trainees to both communities. Dnshitobu (talk) 09:40, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi SSethi (WMF),

I am user: Alhassan Mohammed Awal. I am a co-founder of the Dagbani Wikimedians User Group and plays the role of Outreach and Campaigns manager for the user group. Just as Dnshitobu mentioned, the technical capacity building is something we desire to have as a small wiki in order to facilitate the growth and progress of our community. This will ultimately help community members to add their contributions to the Wikimedia Foundation Movement in achieving its goals. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 21:45, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing about the work happening in your communities! It would be good for us to explore the idea of a possible collaboration on co-developing a technical capacity-building program. I propose that we do a call sometime to do a bit of brainstorming sometime next week. If you can both drop me a note at ssethi@wikimedia.org, I can go ahead and schedule a meeting for us. As User:T Cells in a topic above asks about supporting Yoruba language communities, I am wondering a bit if there is a connection between the two communities considering that it is also an active one in the West? SSethi (WMF) (talk) 07:23, 29 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is well noted @SSethi (WMF) Dnshitobu (talk) 15:55, 1 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alhassan Mohammed Awal, Dnshitobu, hi, I'm following up on my previous message. Would you be interested in a meeting sometime in the next few days to brainstorm more on the idea of kicking off a technical capacity building initiative for your community? SSethi (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, interested and ready. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 19:04, 7 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alhassan Mohammed Awal, if you can drop me an email at ssethi@wikimedia.org, I can take it from there. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 05:23, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi SSethi (WMF),

I have sent you an email from alhassan awal77@gmail.com. Kindly check on that. Alhassan Mohammed Awal (talk) 05:50, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Small Wiki Toolkits for Wikimedia Community Malta[edit]

We are very interested in exploring possibilities of the Small Wiki Toolkits for the Maltese-language Wikipedia and other Maltese-language wiki projects through our affiliated user group. However, we're not sure how to go about it. Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! -- ToniSant (talk) 08:26, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ToniSant, Thanks for your interest! If you can drop me a note at ssethi@wikimedia.org, I can set up some time for us to virtually meet and brainstorm on the various possibilities. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 22:08, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, @SSethi (WMF)! Will do. Much appreciated -- ToniSant (talk) 10:45, 19 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sign-up as a mentor for small wiki toolkits workshops![edit]

Hi all! The Small wiki toolkits initiative is looking to grow its pool of mentors interested in helping run technical workshops for smaller wikis. If you are a mentor interested in leading a training around a technical area to help smaller language wikis, please sign up here. - SSethi (WMF) (talk) 19:51, 21 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I seem to have broken how the toolkits template renders in this page[edit]

...and I'm not sure how to fix it. One of the changes I made here seems to have caused there to be a large white space before the toolkits grid displays: https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:SWT_Toolkits&action=history. I think maybe it's because of the language bar, but I'm not sure because I am new! — The preceding unsigned comment was added by TBurmeister (WMF) (talk) 19:26, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks to me like the second <languages/> is coming from Template:SWT_Toolkits/en which has not yet been updated to pick up the addition of <noinclude/> made to Template:SWT_Toolkits in Special:Diff/22244825. I think it will all get fixed up when Template:SWT_Toolkits is next marked for translation. --BDavis (WMF) (talk) 19:53, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Marking the latest version of the translated template for translation worked! Thanks! TBurmeister (WMF) (talk) 21:39, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Join the Small Wiki Tools User Feedback Survey[edit]

Hello everyone,

I am an Outreachy participant in Round 23, working on a project to develop demo videos and toolkits to demonstrate the use of essential tools for smaller wiki communities: phab:T292135.

This Outreachy project is part of the larger Small wiki toolkits project to build technical capacity in smaller language wiki communities.

As part of the project, we are running a survey to gather information about the tools that you find most helpful for your work on the wikis that might benefit for video documentation for others. It will not take longer than 5 minutes to fill out this survey; your feedback will be super valuable for us!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQHjansDXfLBGWPNhGBpqWTrhRdAWc5tA2yH-ESOPsMxeZuQ/viewform

This survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data handling, see the survey privacy statement.

Best, Alexandra (posted by User:AKlapper (WMF) on behalf of User:AlexandraShagzhina as text above contains an external link which collided with local AbuseFilter rules) --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 19:38, 25 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

First SWT bot workshop on "Pywikibot framework" to take place coming Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC[edit]

Hello everyone, The first workshop on the topic of “Pywikibot framework introduction & installation” is coming up - it will take place on Friday, February 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here.

We will record this workshop and update the workshops page with the link later. Also, a quick note on the certificate distribution we shared briefly in a previous announcement - out of the eight planned workshops, individuals who will complete five and a final assignment will receive a digital certificate.

We look forward to your participation! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 02:14, 24 February 2022 (UTC) (On behalf of the SWT Workshops Organization team)Reply[reply]

Second Pywikibot workshop on Friday, March 25th, 16:00 UTC[edit]

Hello everyone, The second workshop on the topic of "Running Pywikibot scripts" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, March 25th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here. This workshop will introduce participants to the bot scripts available via the Pywikibot framework and how to use them. If you missed attending the first one, it would be beneficial to have Pywikibot installed on your computer before the workshop. We look forward to your participation! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 21:49, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Third Pywikibot workshop on Friday, April 29th, 16:00 UTC[edit]

Hello! The third workshop on the topic of "Writing Pywikibot scripts" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, April 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here. This workshop will introduce participants to writing basic scripts via the Pywikibot framework. Please follow through with the prerequisites if you plan to attend this workshop, particularly understanding how classes and methods work in Python, among others listed in the workshop details on the wiki page. We look forward to your participation! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 23:51, 27 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How get access for change main page and add gadgets[edit]

Hello

In fa.wiktionary.org all admin is inactive and for main page change required admin rights.

I create a template for main page of fa.wiktionary.org, Please see this page. Of course it it's still need to fix.

Although, I'm still looking for a access to add useful gadgets in fa.wiktionary.org, I already in add new requests in Miscellaneous requests and local project but me didn't get answers.

Please help me! Beginneruser (Talk) 21:14, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I now send a email to @Ahmad252: and add new topic in user talk page of Ahmad252, I wait a week for answer to me. ‍Beginneruser (Talk) 21:31, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You seem to have done the correct thing to contact the active interface admin. If you don't hear back from them soon, a global interface editor can probably make these changes with a good local consensus. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 20:48, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fourth Bots workshop at Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 (May 20-22nd)[edit]

Hello, The fourth workshop on the topic of "Running popular bots on wikis" is coming up - several sessions will be run as part of it at the upcoming Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 (May 20-22nd). You can find more details on the workshop here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_run_a_popular_bot_on_your_wiki.

This workshop will introduce participants to a few popular bots in the Wikimedia ecosystem, how to set them up on the wikis, and tackle problems concerning the setup. This workshop will organize three sessions around InternetArchiveBot, YoBot, and SuggestBot. See more details https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T306593. We look forward to your participation! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 22:28, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Upcoming bots & scripts workshop on Thursday, June 30th, 16:00 UTC[edit]

Hello, The fifth workshop on the topic of "Hosting bots and scripts on Toolforge" is coming up - it will take place on Thursday, June 30th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_host_a_bot_on_Toolforge. This workshop will introduce participants to Toolforge, how to create a developer account, access it via ssh, create and run bots and scripts, etc. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc linked from the workshops page. To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with using command-line tools and technical knowledge of bots. We look forward to your participation! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 22:13, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Upcoming "How to maintain bots" workshop on Thursday, July 29th, 16:00 UTC[edit]

The sixth workshop on the topic of "How to maintain bots" is coming up - it will take place on Friday, July 29th at 16:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_maintain_bots. This session will focus on best practices for maintaining bots and tools in the Wikimedia ecosystem. It will cover a few practices that can help developers run a bot or a tool with help from others, such as picking a license, adding co-maintainers to the project, publishing source code, writing docs, and much more. To participate in this workshop, you would need basic familiarity with bots or tools development. You can add your discussion ideas in the etherpad doc linked from the workshops page. We look forward to your participation! SSethi (WMF) (talk) 22:54, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This workshop was postponed earlier. Here is the new date and time for this workshop - Thursday, August 18th at 15:00 UTC. You can find more details on the workshop and a link to join here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Small_wiki_toolkits/Workshops#How_to_maintain_bots. SSethi (WMF) (talk) 09:10, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]