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Hi, I wanted to know if there is any specific way to request for a ip block exemption or any tecnical detail I need to add with the request ?
Thank You--Ra1han (talk) 18:14, 16 October 2018 (UTC
I am blocked on wikipedia
I cannot edit on wikipedia, it says that you have blocked my ip adress until 28 september 2019.
مرحبا أخي وكل عام وانت بخير. أرغب في استعادة صلاحياتي فهل أرسل لك بريدا أم يكفي الطلب هنا. مع تحياتي---مصعب (talk) 19:30, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
مرحبًا @مصعب: وأنت بألف خير، عذرًا أنا بالخارج حاليًا، ولكن لاستعادة الصلاحية رجاءً قدم طلب في طلبات البيروقراطيين، فهم يمكنهم منح الصلاحية محليًا ولا علاقة للميتا بالموضوع. الميتا مرتبطة بإزالة الصلاحية فقط، وذلك لأنَّ إمكانية إزالة البيروقراطيين لصلاحية إداري غير مفعلة لدينا. تحياتي --Alaa :)..! 19:35, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
أعلم أخي ولكن أنا راسلتك لكونك بيروقراط محلي وراسلتك هنا كونك أنشط في الميتا. هل يمكنك أن تشير لي في نقاشك/نقاشي عند عودتك كي أقدم طلب؟--مصعب (talk) 19:40, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
مرحبا أخي. عذرا على المراسلة هنا ولكن أرسلت لك رسائل بالخاص أرجو أن تطلع عليها لأني قدمت الطلب وانتظر ردك--مصعب (talk) 09:12, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello alaa, I want to talk you abot User:Taamu. He is administrator of Ossetian Wikipedia. Before 2008 Samachablo (South Ossetia) is occupied by Russia, it is territory of Georgia. Two georgian user were talked him about him, but he deleted my edit about maps, and territory of Georgia has Map of ,,South Ossetia. And he said Tskhinvali (city of Georgia) is capital of South Ossetia, help me please! Goodbye!--ჯეო (talk) 19:49, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Call for submissions for the Community Growth space at Wikimania 2019
Welcome to a special newsletter from the Growth team! This special newsletter is not about Wikimedia Foundation Growth team projects. Instead, it is a call for submissions for the Community Growth space at Wikimania 2019. We think that many people who receive this newsletter may have something valuable to contribute to this space at Wikimania. We haven't translated the newsletter, because Wikimania's language is English.
Since you are interested b Growth team projects, and potentially involved in welcoming newcomers initiatives on your wiki, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal to the Community Growth space because of the actions you’ve done around newcomers on wikis. The deadline for submission is June 1. See below for Community Growth submission topics and session formats. Topics and sessions have to be in English.
In the Community Growth space, we will come together for discussions, presentations, and workshops that address these questions:
What is and is not working around attracting and retaining newcomers?
How should Wikimedia activities evolve to help communities grow and flourish?
How should our technology and culture evolve to help new populations to come online, participate and become community members?
Recommended topics: please see this link for the list for the list of recommended topics. If you do not plan to submit a proposal, you can also suggest additional topics here. If your topic does not fit into our space, remember that there are 18 other spaces that could welcome you sharing your knowledge and perspective.
Types of session. We prefer sessions that are participatory, interactive, promote conversations, and give a voice to parts of our movement that are heard less often. Please see this link for the list of recommended session formats.
Poster submissions. Posters are also a good way to introduce a topic, or show some results of an action. Please consider submitting one!
More information about the Community Growth space, topics, and submission formats is available on the proposal page.
The Growth team's objective is to work on software changes that help retain new contributors in mid-size Wikimedia projects.
May was a busy month, and we apologize for a slightly late newsletter.
The Growth team will begin to work with the Arabic Wikipedia community as a new target wiki. This is in addition to Korean, Czech, and Vietnamese Wikipedias.
Several members of the Growth team attended Wikimedia Hackathon. To see what we worked on and learned, read this update (in English).
Wikimania 2019 is coming up in August. The conference will include a "Community Growth" space, for sessions about how our communities expand through software and programs.
Early results from newcomer homepage release
A newcomer homepage on Czech Wikipedia (displayed in English language)
The newcomer homepage was deployed in Czech and Korean Wikipedias on May 6 for desktop users. It is deployed in an A/B test, so that half of newcomers have access to the homepage and half do not. They access it by clicking on their username in their personal tools along the top of the window.
After about a month of usage, we see a few interesting trends. We think that the usage is going well so far, as we continue to work on the feature
About half of users who visit the homepage click on a link or button.
About half of users visit the homepage more than once, with about a fifth of users visiting on multiple days.
Users are interacting with all the different modules on the page -- there is no clear favorite.
Users have been asking questions to their mentors -- but not on the help desk.
Next steps for homepage
Mockup of mobile newcomer homepage
Because we are seeing good reactions to the homepage from the first users, we are prioritizing work that helps more users find their homepage:
Features to aid discovery: only a minority of newcomers who have a homepage will find their homepage on their own. The team is designing features that help newcomers learn where to find their homepage. The most important feature will point to the homepage link using a GuidedTour.
User tests showed that the most important thing to add to the homepage are clear task recommendations to help newcomers get started with editing right away. This is the module that we will be working on next.
Future of team in the next year
The Growth team has been working since September 2018, and we're now planning for the work we'll be doing for the next fiscal year, which begins in July.
Though we have not yet developed a feature that clearly increases growth in our target wikis, we believe that the features we have been developing have high potential to increase growth if we continue to work on them.
Therefore, the team will continue to work on the features we have started, and we will develop related features that improve the overall newcomer experience. These features may include:
Improvements to how newcomers can build their user pages and develop their on-wiki identity. See initial notes here.
Improvements to how newcomers receive notifications on-wiki and through email, so that they quickly find out if other users are contacting them.
Processes that help newcomers get awards or recognition for good work.
Ways for newcomers to see the activity on the wiki and find others who share their interests.
We will start discussions with communities to help us define these ideas before we work on them.