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De-Recognition of Affiliates with Long-standing Non-Compliance[edit]

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

Recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate - a chapter, thematic organization, or user group - is a privilege that allows an independent group to officially use the Wikimedia name to further the Wikimedia mission. While most Wikimedia affiliates adhere to the basic compliance standards set forth in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation, a protocol has been developed to address the exceptional cases when a Wikimedia affiliate does not meet basic compliance standards and their continued recognition as a Wikimedia affiliate presents a risk to the Wikimedia movement.

In the past year, the Affiliations Committee - with support from Wikimedia Foundation staff - has made a concerted effort to address a handful of chapters with long-standing issues of non-compliance. As a result, in the coming days and months, a small number of chapters that have been unable to return to compliance through their efforts in the past year will not have their chapter agreements renewed. As a consequence, these organizations will no longer have the additional rights to use the Wikimedia trademarks, including the Wikimedia name, that had been granted under those agreements.

If you have questions about what this means for community members in the affected affiliates’ region or language areas, we have put together a basic FAQ. The FAQ talk page is available for additional questions and comments, and the Affiliations Committee is happy to answer questions directly.

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Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

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The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

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Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process[edit]

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 19:42, 9 March 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

We invite you to join the movement strategy conversation (now through April 15)[edit]

05:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[edit]

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

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Voting has begun in 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections[edit]

19:02, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[edit]

19:24, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[edit]

21:03, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: October 2017[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 4 / Issue 14 / October 2017
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Ciao, stavo guardando il paragrafo "WikiDonne cross wiki". Come mai prendete in considerazione Wikitravel invece di Wikivoyage, che è il corrispettivo WMF? --Superchilum(talk to me!) 17:46, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Ciao Superchilum. Per la verità è stato un lapsus (Wikitravel invece di Wikivoyage). Ringrazio di averci fatto notare questo errore (più occhi vigili sono sempre meglio), così lo abbiamo potuto correggere. --Camelia (talk) 17:45, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok grazie :-) è che avevo visto anche lo screenshot, quindi pensavo ci fosse una scelta di un certo tipo alle spalle. --Superchilum(talk to me!) 18:15, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Ciao. In quel paragrafo potresti specificare meglio cosa è arcgis? Tipo "fatto con arcgis (link)". Conosco molti che sarebbe incuriositi e ringrazierebbero non poco WikiDonne di averlo portato così "elegantemente" in evidenza.--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:06, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Ciao Alexmar983, ArcGis è un software che fa un sacco di cose, molte open source. A me serviva per creare delle storymap (perciò georeferenziate, cioè collegate con WDG Mapping Days), delle storie che potessero rendere l'idea di WDG Cross Wiki, ovvero collegare più progetti su una tematica. --Camelia (talk) 18:09, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Social media[edit]

Sono curioso di vedere come verrà impostato (visto che hai più esperienza socio-informatica di altri) la parte sui social media. qua p.e. mi sono limitato a qualche iconcina e una lista di tag semplice, ma sicuramente si può fare meglio... sono molto curioso di vedere come viene proposto.--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:06, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Alexmar983, se prosegue, insieme alla social media manager si dovrà impostare una strategia, e ho pensato sia al suo contributo (scrivere post, articoli suul blog etc) sia ad impostare delle campagne ads sui social. Comunque si, penso che i tuoi hashtag vadano bene, si usano quelli che riposrtano il nome/brand, il tema, l'evento. --Camelia (talk) 18:13, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Inviting you to --Camelia (talk) 13:48, 29 January 2018 (UTC)participate in the women editing contest "The women you have never met"[edit]

Dear WikiDonne!

Hope this message finds you all well :) On behalf of Iberocoop network I want to invite you to be part of the women editing contest we are organizing along with many other chapters and user groups in the movement. You are doing an excellent work on your local context and we will be so pleased to have you on board. In this very early stage, we are asking the organizations to add their interest in the following meta page Hope to see you there soon! Hugs----Anna Torres (WMAR) --Anna Torres (WMAR) (talk) 15:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Hola Anna. Sure, LMQNC is part of our annual events plan [[Grants:Project/Camelia.boban/WikiDonne roadmap|WikiDonne on the road]. Will be our third participation and we are very happy to do this kind of editathons/contests together with the international community. I put my name/UG name on Europe table. A big hug to you too and kisses from Rome, --Camelia (talk) 13:48, 29 January 2018 (UTC).

Learning Quarterly: January 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 15 / January 2018
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Share your feedback in this global Wikimedia survey[edit]

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,
My name is María Cruz and I work for the Wikimedia Foundation on the Learning and Evaluation team. In one week or so, the Foundation is starting a global survey to learn about the experiences and feedback of Wikimedians. I am writing here, because I wanted to share with you a bit more about the project.
The survey is called "Wikimedia Communities and Contributors" and is conducted annually. We will send the survey to editors across all the Wikimedia projects, as well as Wikimedia affiliates and volunteer developers. This survey is going to be our way of making sure that we can hear feedback from a significant number of users from across the projects. This research supports editors and Wikipedia’s mission. This is our second annual CE Insights survey, and we look forward to improving it every year.
We will be contacting 2 people from each affiliate, based on the primary contact information that we have. Each affiliate will receive an additional third link which they can distribute to any leader in their chapter or user group.
Go to the project page to see the results of last year’s survey, and to see how your feedback helps the Wikimedia Foundation support communities. You can sign up to be notified about the results of the survey, or to learn how you can help with planning the survey next year.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please feel free to send them to Edward Galvez's talk page on Meta-Wiki or email him directly at surveys@wikimedia · org in any language. You can learn more about this project and read about frequently asked questions. You can also share your feedback on Meta-Wiki.

Thank you for your time supporting this project!
María Cruz

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:42, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Agnese Pasta[edit]

Ciao @Bramfab, Beatrice, Geoide, and Nemo bis:. Sto seguendo la discussione e dalla risposta che ho ottenuto dalla biblioteca di Melzo (Non esistono documenti che attestino l'accaduto. Nei libri che riportano il fatto non c'è nessun riferimento a documenti di archivi o altro. Purtroppo, dal punto di vista storico, il fatto non risulta. Cordiali saluti, A. D'Adda), pare che Agnese Pasta sia una leggenda. Che non vuol dire che la voce non possa stare. --Camelia (talk) 10:24, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

@Camelia.boban, Beatrice, Geoide, and Nemo bis: Grazie dell'interessamento. Forse leggenda, forse dimenticata per il maschilismo offeso. Ma una delle vie più importanti del centro storico di Melzo è intitolata a Agnese Pasta La biblioteca di Melzo dovrebbe chiedere al suo stesso comune la ragione la storia del nome della sua strada, l'indirizzo della biblioteca è: Biblioteca di Melzo Via Agnese Pasta 43! In ogni caso la cronaca bossiana, quasi contemporanea all'evento, esplicitamente parla di rivolta delle donne. Si tratta, per wikipedia di riportare i fatti correttamente. Ciao --Bramfab (talk) 18:12, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
@Bramfab: Infatti, mi sembrava strano anche a me, una strada con il suo nome non sa di leggenda. L'email al comune è tornata indietro, si deve mandare una pec. Intanto, se ti possono essere d'aiuto, ho caricato i screenshot dei due libri in PD che hai indicato come citazione o hai messo nella bibliografia: pag. 490 e pag. 239. Si parla di lei anche alla pag. 106. --Camelia (talk) 22:08, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
Grazie, --Bramfab (talk) 20:54, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Annullamento modifiche WikiDonne[edit]

Ciao @Nemo bis: Hai annullato le modifiche alla pagine motivando che gli indicativi delle modifiche non si mettono a mano. Ok, a parte che potevi avvertire invece di annullare (ci sono già state delle discussioni su questo argomento), come si fa? C'è poi una netta discrepanza tra la pagina in it e quella in en che ho tradotto, quest'ultima mantiene il testo ed il layout della versione precedente. Nel frattempo la pagina in ita ha avuto parecchie aggiunte. Come si rimedia? --Camelia (talk) 13:28, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Il processo è spiegato in Translation requests#How to request a translation. Consiglio anche di essere meno aggressivi verso chi aiuta colle traduzioni. Grazie, Nemo 15:42, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
Ci conosciamo, me lo potevi spiegare tranquillamente, avevamo già discusso precedentemente con altri su questo entrare a gamba tesa. Quello che mi hai indicato non chiarisce i dubbi che ho espresso. Vedrò di chiederlo ad un admin, grazie comunque ;-). --Camelia (talk) 16:53, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: June 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 16 / June 2018
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CEE Newsletter - June/July 2018[edit]

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Gender equity report 2018[edit]


È stato pubblicato il Gender equity report 2018, e fa piacere vedere WikiDonne UG nella sezione Creating change. Come barriere all'equità sono stati individuati:

  • pregiudizio nelle policies dei progetti Wikimedia
  • mancanza di consapevolezza / pregiudizio implicito all'interno della comunità
  • scarsa salute della comunità (molestie, mancanza di supporto per il lavoro di equità di genere, mancanza di diversità nella leadership ecc)

Come best practice:

  • organizzare eventi off-wiki
  • concentrarsi sulla creazione di contenuti
  • concentrarsi sulla conoscenza intersezionale
  • monitorare i progressi (numero di articoli creati, numero di editori)
  • reclutare nuovi partecipanti
  • coltivare le partnership

La cosa interessante è anche la percentuale di canali di communicazione (il 78% degli intervistati ha affermato di preferire metodi di comunicazione off-wiki - email, Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat e IRC - e solo il 2% che comunica on-wiki). --Camelia (talk) 23:27, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Snapchat non mi sembra un contesto molto positivo! --Nemo 09:21, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Morte di Jane Fortune[edit]

Come ho avuto modo di dirlo in privato, ho ricevuto la notizia della morte di Jane Fortune a Indianapolis, Indiana Jane. Jane amava Firenze e l'arte, aveva fondato tra le altre cose, Advancing Women Artists Foundation con la quale avevamo collaborato nell'ambito di Art + Feminism sia nel 2017 (occasione in cui Kaspo, Susanna e i dipendenti degli it:Uffizi lavorarono sulla voce di it:Plautilla Nelli in italiano e inglese) che nel 2018 (dove la partecipazione fu numerosa, sia come wikipediani e come addetti del museo). AWA aveva restaurato sia opere di Plautilla Nelli che di Artemisia Gentileschi. Ho fatto le più sentite condoglianze all'AWA da parte di WikiDonne, assicurando che un/una nostro/nostra rappresentante sarà presente durante la commemorazione funebre presso la it:Basilica del Sacro Cuore (9 ottobre, ore 18). --Camelia (talk) 10:15, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Caricato le foto su commons qui. Non sono molto belle, la mia macchina compatta lavora male con quella luce intensa, ma ho messo la migliore sulla voce in inglese. Ciao.--Alexmar983 (talk) 16:36, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Help propose measurements about the effectiveness of blocks[edit]

Hello, The Anti-Harassment Tools team plans to generate baseline data to determine the effectiveness of blocks and we'd like to hear from users who interact with blocked users and participate in the blocking process to make sure these measurements will be meaningful.

In particular, I would like to learn ideas from people familiar with the gender gap on Wikipedia about how we can measure if partial blocks will increase or decrease systemic bias in articles. And how will we know if partial blocks increases of decreases the ability of women or people who identify as binary to add relevant content to Wikipedia articles?

The full commentary and details on how these will be measured are under § Proposed Measurements.

Talk to us on Meta to join the larger discussion. Or I will be monitoring comments on this page. SPoore (WMF) , Trust and Safety Specialist, Community health initiative (talk) 20:38, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Nuovo UG su Educazione[edit]

Sto traducendo Wikipedia & Education User Group e suggerire di partecipare al pari di altri affiliati. Pensavo da anni che quesnto gruppo andasse creato e sarei felice di portare avanti le tematiche WikiDonne al suo interno.--Alexmar983 (talk) 16:37, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Lo metto in Wikipedia_&_Education_User_Group#Supporting_organizations ok?--Alexmar983 (talk) 19:33, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Report 2017-2018[edit]

Sto iniziando a compilare qua il report delle attività fatte quest'anno. Che si deve completare entro il 16 novembre, se vogliamo continuare ad essere un UG riconosciuto. E sarebbe opportuno che anche altri se ne occupassero. Grazie. --Camelia (talk) 20:31, 11 November 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: November 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 17 / November 2018
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2018 Affiliations Committee call for candidates[edit]

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee.

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The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The main role of the Affiliations Committee is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and advise the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee can include up to fifteen members, roughly half of whom are selected every twelve months for staggered two-year terms. Those joining the committee during the current process will serve a two-year term ending in December 2020.

Key skills

Being a part of the Affiliations Committee requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a healthy mix of different skill sets in our members, including the following key skills and experience:

- Willingness to process applications through a set, perhaps bureaucratic process.
- Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
- Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly two-hour voice/video meeting.
- International orientation.
- Fluency in English.
- Ability to work and communicate with other languages and cultures.
- Strong understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
- Knowledge of different legal systems and experience in community building and organizing are a plus.
- Skills in other languages are a major plus.
- Experience with or in an active affiliate is a major plus.
- Strong track record of effective collaboration (such as evidenced skills at facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and so forth) are a major plus.
- Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.

We are looking for people who are excited by the challenge of empowering volunteers to get organized and form communities that further our mission around the world. In exchange, committee members selected will gain the experience of supporting their world-wide colleagues to develop their communities as well as personal development in guiding organizational development, facilitating affiliate partnerships, and professional communications.

Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2018 member selection process will include a public review and comment period. All applications received by the committee will be posted on Meta at Affiliations Committee/Candidates/December 2018, and the community will be invited to provide comments and feedback about each candidate.

At the end of the public comment period, the applications will be voted on by the members of the committee who are not seeking re-election, taking into account comments put forward by the committee's members, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and the community. A final decision will be made by mid-January 2019, with new members expected to join later that month.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the committee, please post your application on the nomination page and send an email announcing your application to by 31 December 2018. Your application must include the following information:

- Your full name and Wikimedia username
- A statement describing your relevant experience, skills, and motivation for joining the committee.
- Answers to the following three questions:

  1. How do you think affiliates work best together to partner on effective projects and initiatives?
  2. What do you see as the role of affiliates in the Wikimedia movement in the next three years?
  3. What do you feel you will bring to the committee that makes you a uniquely qualified candidate?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to chat or have a phone call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

Best regards,
Kirill Lokshin
Chair, Affiliations Committee

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Affiliations Committee, 06:25, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

New Affiliations Committee appointments[edit]

AffCom is excited to share with you the news that the Wikimedia Foundation Board has unanimously approved the changes to the Bylaws during the last Board meeting on January 30, 2019.

This change allows the participation of User Groups in the Affiliate-selected Board seats (ASBS) 2019 process.

To read the Board's announcement, please click here

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:45, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Help us make Wikipedia talk pages more accessible to more participants[edit]


Our team at the Wikimedia Foundation is working on a project to improve the ease-of-use and productivity of wiki talk pages. As an affiliate, I can imagine you’ve run into challenges explaining talk pages to first-time participants, or it is an consultation that would interest your members.

We want all contributors to be able to talk to each other on the wikis – to ask questions, to resolve differences, to organize projects and to make decisions. Communication is essential for the depth and quality of our content, and the health of our communities.

We're currently leading a global consultation on how to improve talk pages, and we're looking for groups that can discuss and report on their experiences using (or helping other people to use) wiki talk pages. We'd like to invite you to participate, with the user groups that you belong to. You can learn more about the consultation at and if you're interested in hosting a group discussion (on-wiki or off-wiki), you can sign up at the participant sign-up group.

If you’d like to participate or if you have any questions, please contact us and let us know. The more people participate from many horizons, the better the outcome will be.

Thank you! Trizek (WMF) 15:29, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Call for complementary facilitators and more to get the ASBS 2019 process started![edit]

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Hi everyone, hope all is fine with you!

The next weeks will be intense, as affiliates figure out their participation in the process that will soon select 2 people for the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Since new Bylaws established that the user groups are for the first time going to be involved in such process, a lot more support than before is certainly going to be necessary, among other things, for big and healthy conversations on the topic. Hence, please encourage members of your group to become a complementary facilitator, or sign up yourself! You can add yourself to the list on Meta or reply to me to flag availability. One person from the facilitators group should soon be selected to liaise with the Foundation Board’s Chair, María Sefidari, on behalf of all affiliates, and it may be wise to also find a deputy for them.

Finally, if you can think of any huge obstacles that would prevent your group from participating to the process (for instance, a language barrier, or lack of good decision-making mechanisms, etc.), please reach out to me directly: it is really important that we hear about them as early as possible. Thank you! Elitre (WMF) 15:23, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Lascio traccia anche qua che ho partecipato alla riunione qui a WikiSummit in merito. Ho scritto alcune mail, dobbiamo poi definire qualche strategia.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:28, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

in Portogallo[edit]

Ciao, vi segnalo Grants:Project/Rapid/WM PT/Spring 2019 dove potrei finire. Se viene in mente qualche cosa legato a WD in Portogallo, anche incidentalmente, sono a disposizione.--Alexmar983 (talk) 01:49, 18 March 2019 (UTC)


Ho appena scoperto questa pagina che mi sembra interessante Community Capacity Map da compilare. La butto un po lì per ora ma mi pare una buona checklist almeno. Più avanti ci possiamo pensare.--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:23, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

User reporting system consultation[edit]


The Wikimedia Foundation's Community health initiative plans to design and build a new user reporting system to make it easier for people experiencing harassment and other forms of abuse to provide accurate information to the appropriate channel for action to be taken.

The success of this project depends on collecting ideas and feedback from people in a variety of different roles in the Wikimedia movement. To this end, there will be a multi-phased consultation where you can participate in ways that you find most comfortable.

Please visit the User reporting system consultation page to learn more about the process, to ask questions, or to offer feedback. You also can sign up to be be a liaison for you group, to translate pages or messages, or to host a discussion group (on or off wiki.)

Please share this message with other people who you think would be interested in this project.

Cheers, SPoore (WMF) Strategist, Community health initiative 14:49, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

Update on the Affiliate-selected Board seats 2019 process[edit]

Hi all,

The Election Facilitators met on Friday, April 5. We finalized the resolution, which is now frozen. The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation will be asked to approve the resolution.

We have made two small changes to be more inclusive. We extended the date for compliance with AffCom reporting and being in good standing to May 7 to allow time for as many Affiliates as possible to be current with these requirements. The Election Facilitators adjusted the language in case a quorum is not met during the election.

On the talk page of the resolution one issue was raised. The issue looks like to be about a possible candidate. Affiliates will have ample time to discuss the merits of candidates during nomination time, screening time, and they can cast their votes on candidates. The Election Facilitators didn't see the necessity for this change, and left the resolution on this point unchanged.

The Election Facilitators will be Abhinav Srivastava, Lane Rasberry, Jeffrey Keefer, Ad Huikeshoven, Neal McBurnett and Alessandro Marchetti. We will welcome more volunteers to assist us in this process, to reach out to the diversity in language and gender in our communities, and do so in an advisory role.

The nomination period opens on April 15. We are going to prepare nomination pages on Meta. You can expect a call for nominations. There is a draft call, including a candidates' profile section with non-binding guidelines about experience and characteristics for nominees. You are welcome to add your insights, or discuss on the talk page.

Erica Litrenta (WMF staff) supports us in this process. She will reach out to all affiliates through mail and other channels to make sure we are up to date with (user)name and contact details of your primary contact.

On behalf of the Election Facilitators, Ad Huikeshoven 10:52, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Update about the Affiliate-selected Board seats process 2019[edit]

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Hello everyone!

  • The Resolution has been approved by the Board of Trustees;
  • Nominations phase is now open, from April 15 00:00 UTC to April 30 23:59 UTC. See the Call for Candidates and Nominations pages;
    • Community members may ask questions of the candidates;
  • Your main representative has just received an email to confirm that they are indeed the primary contact and will perform official actions on behalf of your group (such as endorsing candidates and then voting). Some groups also need to verify their eligibility status in due time, as explained in the email;
  • New content is available to spread awareness around the process - the infographic on this page has clickable links and can be translated, and a primer is available, that we hope will be particularly helpful to those new to such a process;
  • Finally, you are welcome to help with translations! Pick one page from the ASBS category and, in the next couple of weeks, please consider translating profiles of the candidates in particular.

Thanks for your attention! The Facilitators for ASBS 2019, 07:33, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Affiliate-selected Board seats 2019 process: your representative[edit]

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Hello. The name of the only person who will vote on behalf of this group to select the next two Board members is now at m:Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019/Eligible entities. Please contact me directly as soon as possible if you need any kind of corrections there. There's only a few hours left to endorse candidates, and only the official voter can do that. I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that you can make a difference with the necessary translations.

Appreciate your attention and your support so far! Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 12:15, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Introducing Wikimedia Space: A platform for movement news and organizations[edit]

Hi WikiDonne,
I’m writing to let you know that the Community Engagement department [1]at the Wikimedia Foundation is launching a new platform, Wikimedia Space. Here, you will find stories for and by contributors to the Wikimedia movement, and a space for discussions of different topics.

We know that finding information about Wikimedia activities and processes is very complicated, which makes the learning curve to enter our movement and be successful afterwards, really steep. By centralizing community stories and conversations in one shared space, we believe we are facilitating access and discoverability of topics across the movement, improving, in turn, connections among Wikimedians.

As an affiliated organization to the Wikimedia Foundation, we hope that you can share this platform with your local community, and we count on you to encourage them to add their voices. If you’d like to contribute stories, and overall, participate in the discussion section, please read our blogging guidelines and our code of conduct and join the conversation. Find more information about the project on its page on Meta.

Looking forward to seeing you at Wikimedia Space,
María Cruz, Communications and Outreach Manager, Wikimedia Foundation.
MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:53, 25 June 2019 (UTC)


Dominio e mappe[edit]

Ciao, posso consigliare di rendere un reindirizzamento a questa pagina? Al momento è solo un segnaposto, il che non è un male, ma cerca di caricare mappe Google Maps e questo mi ha fatto saltare sulla sedia. Quando ha finito di caricarsi, qualche decina di secondi dopo, ho capito e mi sono ripreso, ma mi pare una sorgente di stress evitabile. Nemo 13:17, 12 July 2019 (UTC) dovrebbe diventare quello che si è pensato (un sito-vetrina per la presentazione dei progetti e delle attività, un blog con news dei altri affiliati, dei progetti degli altri, del mondo open e una wiki). Come il sito di o quello di Il sito è stato comprato apposta (una parte del grant richiesto con WikiDonne on the road era da dedicare al sito, alla fine i soldi li ho messi io), ma non ho mai il tempo di sistemarlo ;-). Non capisco dove ti carica GMaps. --Camelia (talk) 14:52, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
Ciò che dovrebbe diventare non lo metto in dubbio, davo solo un suggerimento per l'interim. Non so neanch'io dove voglia caricare Google Maps, ma sta di fatto che vi campeggia un
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Nemo 13:37, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Quando si sistemerà il sito, si cambierà GMaps con OSM. Questo è il link di default del tema Titan che è stato utilizzato. --Camelia (talk) 15:15, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Sondaggio di input per gli working groups[edit]

Segnalo il sondaggio rivolto alla comunità per ottenere input per i 9 working group del processo della strategia (qui il link diretto a Qualtrics), di cui ho appena fatto la traduzione in italiano. Vi ricordo che, coordinando uno dei gruppi (quello sulla diversità), di fatto siamo coinvolti direttamente nella stesura delle raccomandazioni; ma questo passo è ancora più importante in quanto siete voi a dire come intendete che le cose vadano all'interno del movimento. Qui il link diretto per il sondaggio sulla Community Health. Grazie, --Camelia (talk) 12:42, 16 July 2019 (UTC)