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Доброе намерение[edit]

Заявка на регистрацию юзер-группы башкирских волонтеров подана исходя из их доброго намерения полноценно участвовать в мировом вики-движении и способствовать реализации ее основной цели - свободного распространения знаний на всех языках народов мира. Решение о необходимости создания организации с юридическим статусом было принято на собрание инициативной группы башкирских волонтеров 4 августа 2015 года в городе Уфе, Башкортостан. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 01:16, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Вероятно, надо дополнить преамбулу заявки или включить отдельным (первым) разделом. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 01:31, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Спасибо Рустам, дополнил преамбулу. --Visem (talk) 09:04, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Group objectives - Цели группы[edit]

Declared objectives of

  • Promote Wikipedia in Bashkir language
  • Promote Bashkortostan related topics throught Wikimedia projects
  • Promote of Wikimedia projects in Bashkortostan

assume that the group is interested in engaging all people in Bashkortostan to Bashkortostan no matter where they live and what languages they prefer and which they speak. How about making the group page translatable into languages spoken in Bashkortostan? Then I can help translating it into languages I know (ru/tt/tr/fr/it) and others could contribute with what they know. - Commons:Preparing a page for translation


Заявленные цели

  • популяризация Википедии на башкирском языке
  • популяризация тем, связанных с Башкортостаном в различных проектах Викимедиа
  • Популяризация проектов Викимедиая в Башкортостане

предполагают, что группа заинтересована привлекать внимание всех людей в и к Башкортостану, вне зависимости от языков, которые они предпочитают и на каких говорят. Как насчет того, чтобы сделать страничку группы доступной для перевода на языки, используемые на территории Башкортостана? Тогда я смогу помочь перевести её на языки, известные мне (ru/tt/tr/fr/it), и другие смогут помочь с теми, которыми владеют сами. - Викисклад:Подготовка страниц для перевода -- Frhdkazan (talk) 06:44, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

It would be great if you translate this page into different languages.

Было бы здорово, если бы Вы перевели эту страницы на разные языки. --Visem (talk) 21:04, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Yes check.svg Done Страница отмечена для перевода, уведомления разосланы. --Kaganer (talk) 23:54, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Название группы на башкирском[edit]

Хотелось бы понять, как выглядит самоназвание группы на башкирском, чтобы отображать его на страницах переводов независимо от переведённого варианта. --Kaganer (talk) 23:54, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Сами о себе они пишут как Башҡортостан ҡатнашыусылары төркөмө - Группа участников (из) Башкортостана. На основании владения татарским (схожая грамматика), могу предложить вариант Башҡортостанның Викимедиа ҡатнашыусылары төркөмө. Оставил сообщение на их форуме.--Frhdkazan (talk) 07:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Мы обсудим перевод на башкирской язык. Дословный перевод получается не очень складный. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 10:46, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Предложенное название Башҡортостан Викимедияһында ҡатнашыусылар төркөмө в моем переводе на русский будет звучать как Группа участвующих в Викимедии Башкортостана. -- Frhdkazan (talk) 18:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Если в башкирском слово «медиа» пишется с «а» в конце, то Викимедиа следует бы тоже так писать. --Base (talk) 23:11, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

«Башҡортостан викимедиасылары» ҡулланыусылар төркөмө / или / «Башҡортостан викимедиасылары» ҡатнашыусылар төркөмө. 1) буквальный перевод от понятия пользователи - ҡулланыусылар, 2) от понятия участники - ҡатнашыусылар. Вероятно, второй наиболее подходящий по смыслу. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 03:48, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Зуфар пишет, что ҡулланыусылар/ҡатнашыусылар лишнее. В принципе он прав. По правилам башкирского языка нет необходимости дополнительного уточнения. Башҡортостан викимедиасылары төркөмө полностью передает смысл. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 08:08, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Да, «Башҡортостан викимедиасылары» ҡулланыусылар төркөмө напоминает что-то вроде потребительского союза. Достаточно «Башҡортостан викимедиасылары» төркөмө (Группа вимимедистов Башкортостана) или «Викимедиа - Башҡортостан» төркөмө (Группа «Викимедиа - Башкортостан»). --Саган (talk) 09:03, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
    А можно без кавычек? --Kaganer (talk) 10:35, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
    Башҡортостан викимедиасылары төркөмө - в этом случае можно. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 10:49, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
    Смотрите, как получилось. Во всех переводах, кроме собственно башкирского, отображается в скобках оригинальное название.--Kaganer (talk) 11:34, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
    Хорошо, спасибо. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 18:35, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Как добавить информацию о конкретных мероприятих[edit]

Как и где добавить информацию о конкретных мероприятих? Надо ли для этого создовать отдельную страницу? Например, есть устная договоренность с директором курорта "Янган-Тау" о проведение 10-ти дневного семинара на базе курорта в период с 25 марта по 3 апреля 2016 года. На следующей неделе мы обращаемся с письменным запросом, встречаемся и обсуждаем детали. В начале декабря можно будет официально объявить о начале набора слушателей и лекторов. Тема и цель семинара - перевод системных сообщений вики-проектов. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 04:15, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Объяснение: В соответствие с механизмом переводных страниц, нужно создать подстраницу Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group/xxx и дать на нее ссылку в тексте на Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group - тогда ее увидят все потенциальные переводчики и смогут отразить на всех переводных страницах. Далее запрос на форуме администраторов перевода на Мете для включения на этой новой странице функции перевода (одним из них является знакомый вам Павел Каганер, т.е. можно непосредственно его попросить). И далее вперед с песнями.
Предложение: Подготовьте текст на русском, выберите название страницы и опубликуйте и то и другое прямо в этой теме - кто-нибудь из нас сможет перевести его на английский, вставить куда следует и попросить активизации функции перевода для новой страницы. -- Frhdkazan (talk) 06:16, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Хуп, сделаем. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 08:04, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Перевод интерфейса и основных страниц Мета-вики[edit]

Раз уж тут появилось "башкирское землячество", нелишним будет перевести недостающие элементы интерфейса (в частности, левое меню), а также основные страницы:

А также шаблон {{Wikimedia movement affiliates/Content}}. --Kaganer (talk) 11:46, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Обязательно переведем. В марте следующего года мы готовимся провести семинар по переводу системных сообщений . Пока у нас нет редакторов, умеющих переводить системные сообщения. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 18:34, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Уверяю что ничего сложного там нет :) Нужно пару другую очень мелких деталек только выучить :) --Base (talk) 22:06, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Base, Kaganer, подскажите пожалуйста, как найти место откуда возможно переводить UI слева? У меня на татарском также много непереведённого. (С механизмом перевода страниц как-будто разобрался. --Frhdkazan (talk) 16:21, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Сам сайдбар (его кастомная часть) определяется страницой MediaWiki:Sidebar. На ней то, что левее символов «|» — это сообщения интерфейса в которых указано куда ведёт линк, или же напрямую название страницы куда ведёт линк; правее — текст, который отображается, или же название сообщения интерфейса в котором этот текст прописан. Сообщения интерфейса расположены в пространстве имён MediaWiki. Таким образом, чтобы, например, перевести содержание сообщения WikimediaForum-text, которое сейчас тебе выводит «Wikimedia Forum», на башкирский необходимо создать страницу MediaWiki:WikimediaForum-text/ba (на татарский соответственно /tt). Без /код языка — оригинал на английском с которого желательно и переводить. Создавать страницы в пространстве MediaWiki могут только администраторы — создай как страницу обсуждения или как, например, свою подстраницу и пингани, я переименую её в нужное пространство имён. Если моё объяснение оказалось провальным (что увы часто с ними в моём исполнении бывает) напиши — попробую иначе. Или возможно Павел это сделает :) --Base (talk) 22:20, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Коллеги, я догадался, что перевод осуществляется через www.translatewiki.net. Для перевода сообщений и интерфейса используемого самим translatewiki.net достаточно регистрации и начала перевода через предлагаемый инструмент - при сохранении перевода, система обычно сразу начинает его использовать (в моем случае исключение только в случае MediaWiki:Faq/tt-latn & MediaWiki:Faq/tt-cyrl. В случае перевода слов и фраз, использующихся на Мете и в Википедии, процедура другая (для активирования отображения видимо нужно иметь полномочия администратора, как выше объяснил Base). --Frhdkazan (talk) 15:18, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Не совсем так. Переводы интерфейса с транслейтвики отобразятся и тут, и в ВП, просто не мгновенно как на самом твн, а с задержкой до нескольки дней. Но есть вещи, такие как придуманные локальными администраторами элементы боковой паннели, описания гаджетов и т.п. которых нет на транслейтвики, и соответственно нужно переводить тоже локально как я описал выше. --Base (talk) 18:23, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Вики-встреча в городской библиотеке Уфы[edit]

Ну, вот. Пришло письмо из Центральной городской библиотеки Уфы с предложением организовать вики-встречу викимедийцев Уфы с читателеями, желающими научиться писать Википедию. Одна вики-встреча с сотрудниками ЦГБ Уфы уже была, следующая встреча - это продолжение. Предложил организовать сбор читателей, сам займусь оповещением викимедийцев Уфы. Дата вики-встречи - 5 декабря в одном из филиалов ЦГБ. Вероятно, можно будет запустить долгоиграющий совместный проект. Очень надеюсь. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 18:30, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

IV Всемирный курултай (конгресс) башкир, 21 ноября, Уфа[edit]

Друзья, пожелайте удачи. Завтра выступаю на IV Всемирном курултае (конгресс) башкир с докладом о башкирской Википедии. Правда небольшое выступление. Сперва должен был выступить с основным докладом на секции, но, переиграли (заодно и перекраили доклад) и должен буду выступить на пленарке. Будет ОЧЕЕЕЕНЬ высокие делегаты и гости, будет Глава Республики Башкортостан. В проект резолюции Курултая включили пункт о башкирской Википедии. Выходит, мы не зря провели Вики-сабантуй. Алға, и только Алға, товарищи! --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 18:44, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Удачного выступления! Очень рад что башкирская Википедия поднимается на высокий уровень! --Visem (talk) 20:40, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Перевод официального признания[edit]

Уважаемые господа!

Мне приятно объявить решение Комитета о признании группы пользователей Башкортостана в качестве официальной группы Викимедии (Викимедийцев). Наряду со своими проектами они развивают и расширяют зону свободного контента на башкирском языке и материалы, связанные с Республикой Башкортостан на разных языках.

Они уже приняли участие в некоторых мероприятиях и проектах с Викимедийцами из других сообществ. Таких как Съезд Центрально-Восточной Европы 2015 года, Тематическая неделя Украинской Википедии, а также конференция в г.Уфе, в столице Башкортостана.

Официально заявляю: Добро пожаловать

Carlos M. Colina
Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Affiliations Committee

Эволюция страницы в Мета[edit]

Страницы партнерских групп Викимедиа на Мете - это не полноценный портал, а скорее фасад (резюме, послужной список со ссылками, статегические и операционные планы). Однако и в них нужно вносить изменения, а значит это нужно запланировать.

  • Kaganer, Base и другие администраторы Мета! Башкирским коллегам вероятно будет удобнее писать на русском, а значит именно русская страница должна быть основной (чтобы перевод других языковых версий обновлять на основе изменений в русской). Можете помочь с переформатированием механизма перевода?
    Эта настройка сейчас делается для всего сайта. Так что на Мете это невозможно. Нужно делать русско-башкирский черновик на странице вида /Sandbox или /Draft (можно сразу двуязычный), затем вносить изменения в английский текст, после чего копировать русский и башкирский тексты в соответствующие переводы. Пока только так. --Kaganer (talk) 06:55, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Судя по активности коллег, они хотят указывать на данной странице также перечень планируемых проектов и размещать ссылки на место получения дополнительно информации (например в Facebook, и ВКонтакте, подстраницы здесь или прочие файлы/сервисы в интернете). Тут проще наверно создать раздел "Предстоящие мероприятия", содержащий список (даты, название и т.д. в одну строку), куда можно прицепить ссылку.
  • Все таки прошу открыть раздел "Мероприятия" с кнопкой "добавить", как в разделе участники. Буду писать по возможности короткое предложение - анонс значимого мероприятия на английском. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 18:05, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Технически однозначно проще организовать заполнение трёхязычной (башкиро-русско-английской) таблицы на непереводимой странице "Планируемые мероприятия", которую включить в раздел == See also/См. также == . Кстати, в разделе Контакты неплохо бы также указать ссылки на ваши группы/страницы в различных социальных сетях. --Frhdkazan (talk) 18:42, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Your input requested on the proposed #FreeBassel banner campaign[edit]

This is a message regarding the proposed 2015 Free Bassel banner. Translations are available.

Hi everyone,

This is to inform all Wikimedia contributors that a straw poll seeking your involvement has just been started on Meta-Wiki.

As some of your might be aware, a small group of Wikimedia volunteers have proposed a banner campaign informing Wikipedia readers about the urgent situation of our fellow Wikipedian, open source software developer and Creative Commons activist, Bassel Khartabil. An exemplary banner and an explanatory page have now been prepared, and translated into about half a dozen languages by volunteer translators.

We are seeking your involvement to decide if the global Wikimedia community approves starting a banner campaign asking Wikipedia readers to call on the Syrian government to release Bassel from prison. We understand that a campaign like this would be unprecedented in Wikipedia's history, which is why we're seeking the widest possible consensus among the community.

Given Bassel's urgent situation and the resulting tight schedule, we ask everyone to get involved with the poll and the discussion to the widest possible extent, and to promote it among your communities as soon as possible.

(Apologies for writing in English; please kindly translate this message into your own language.)

Thank you for your participation!

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Партнеры[edit]

@Frhdkazan , надо бы добавить раздел Партнеры

Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group, Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group/ru & Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group/tt - Yes check.svg Done. --Frhdkazan (talk) 09:33, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

2015 Affiliations Committee call for candidates[edit]

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

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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 consists of twelve members, six of whom are selected every twelve months for staggered two-year terms.

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 try to get a healthy mix of different skill sets in our members. The key skills and experience that we look for in candidates are:

  • Excitement by the challenge of helping to empower groups of volunteers worldwide.
  • 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 affiliations, and similar questions.
  • Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly ~2 hour voice/video meeting.
  • International orientation.
  • Very good communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work and communicate with other languages and cultures.
  • Strong understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the WMF.
  • Knowledge of different legal systems and experience in community building and organising are a plus.
  • Effective communication skills in other languages are a major plus.
  • Experience with or in an active affiliate is 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 not afraid of the workload and are motivated by helping other volunteers to get organized and form communities that further our mission around the world.

Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2015 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/2015), 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, WMF staff and board liaisons, and the community. A final decision will be made by mid-January 2016, with new members expected to join later that month.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the committee, please send an application to affcom@lists.wikimedia.org by 31 December 2015. You will get a confirmation that your application was received.

Your application should include the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your contact information (including e-mail address and username)
  • A statement describing your relevant experience, skills, and motivation for joining the committee.

Your statement will be published for community review and feedback, so please do not include any information that you are not comfortable sharing.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email 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,
Carlos Colina
Chair, Affiliations Committee

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Get involved in Wikipedia 15![edit]

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As many of you know, January 15 is Wikipedia’s 15th Birthday!

People around the world are getting involved in the celebration and have started adding their events on Meta Page. While we are celebrating Wikipedia's birthday, we hope that all projects and affiliates will be able to utilize this celebration to raise awareness of our community's efforts.

Haven’t started planning? Don’t worry, there’s lots of ways to get involved. Here are some ideas:

Everything is linked on the Wikipedia 15 Meta page. You’ll find a set of ten data visualization works that you can show at your events, and a list of all the Wikipedia 15 logos that community members have already designed.

If you have any questions, please contact Zachary McCune or Joe Sutherland.

Thanks and Happy nearly Wikipedia 15!
-The Wikimedia Foundation Communications team

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Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016/Needs[edit]

Hello there! We are going to have the fifth annual Wikimedia CEE Meeting in Armenia. In order to prepare the programme, we need your input about some questions and needs you (as an affiliate or community) have. You can also share something working (or not) for you. Could you please add the info to the page? Thank you! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 13:20, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

P.S. I shall send this request via email as well --Lord Bumbury (talk) 13:20, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

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]

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

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]

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

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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)wikimedia.org.

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)

Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017: call for delegates and speakers[edit]

Hello! On behalf of Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017 Team I would like to inform you that we have already opened our call for participants! CEE Meeting 2017 will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 22 September to 25 September. It will be the largest gathering of Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE region) this year. Delegates from your community are also invited to take part! You can find all the details on how to register here. We have also opened the call for programme applications - why don't you become a speaker at CEE Meeting? If you have any questions, please contact us at ceemeeting@wikimedia.pl. Best regards from Wikimedia Polska! Powerek38 (talk) 17:34, 19 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
Learning Quarterly

Stay tuned
blogs, events
& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:50, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

User group for Military Historians[edit]

Greetings,

"Military history" is one of the most important subjects when speak of sum of all human knowledge. To support contributors interested in the area over various language Wikipedias, we intend to form a user group. It also provides a platform to share the best practices between military historians, and various military related projects on Wikipedias. An initial discussion was has been done between the coordinators and members of WikiProject Military History on English Wikipedia. Now this discussion has been taken to Meta-Wiki. Contributors intrested in the area of military history are requested to share their feedback and give suggestions at Talk:Discussion to incubate a user group for Wikipedia Military Historians. Please spread the message to your members and Wikimedia volunteers within your scope.

Regards, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talkmail) 06:57, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: January 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 15 / January 2018
Learning Quarterly

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blogs, events
& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:45, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

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(_AT_)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)

@MCruz:. Thanks. I answered the survey questionnaire. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 17:45, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: June 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 16 / June 2018
Learning Quarterly

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blogs, events
& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 10:45, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Learning Quarterly: November 2018[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 17 / November 2018
Learning Quarterly

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& more!

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:10, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

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 affcom@lists.wikimedia.org 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]

Hello!

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 Mediawiki.org 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)

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 Wikimedians of Bashkortostan User Group,
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)

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