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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello AddisWang, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- 15:33, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

Idea Lab
Idea Lab

Hello, AddisWang! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

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Welcome to the IEG Committee[edit]

Hi Addis,
Thanks for signing up to join the Individual Engagement Grants Committee! It is my pleasure to confirm your membership. We’ve got a lot to accomplish together, particularly during the next 2 months, and it will be awesome to have your help. Here is how to get started:

To make your membership official, please do 2 things by Tuesday April 2:

  1. Introduce yourself in the IdeaLab.
  2. Send your email address and preferred username to, so that we can subscribe you to the committee mailing list and get you setup on the committee's internal wiki.

Then there are 3 first tasks for active committee members to start on right away:

  1. Read the information in the Committee Workroom (your committee organizing hub on meta), beginning with the getting started guide for new members.
  2. Join a working group.
  3. Start giving feedback on open ideas, drafts and proposals. Asking questions to gather information you’ll need to make a recommendation helps prospective grantees think their projects all the way through, and will give us more great proposals to choose from.

Our formal review of proposals starts on 21 April. I’ll be posting information about scoring and selection of proposals on the committee mailing list and in the Workroom soon, so please keep an eye there!

Thanks again for joining us to help make impactful IEGrants :-) Siko (WMF) (talk) 17:01, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

The edit visualization tool[edit]

Hi Addis, Thanks for offering to help. To bring Chinese support to the tool, we'll need to add the Chinese translations for the messages in the tool. You could do that but forking the tool on github & editing A simpler way would be to send me the translations for the following phrases:

  • Enter article name
  • Place the peg on the edit to play
  • Click Play
  • Enjoy viewing edits
  • Show History
  • What is replay edits
  • Enter article name
  • Speed
  • Relay/pause
  • Article does not exist

I'll then enable zh on the tool & chinese articles will work too :-) --Jeph paul (talk) 06:12, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Sunday 17 May 2015 User groups meet up at WMCON[edit]

Hi! Today Sunday 17 May 2015 there will be a User Groups meet-up at 14h at room E. If you are interested, please join, the main topics to be discussed is the relationship between WMF and user groups, and diaspora user groups as described on Wikimedia diaspora organisations. If you are interested, please join! Thanks. --Micru (talk) 08:25, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for representing Chinese Wikimedians at this event. Pharos told me that you and he talked about outreach. Blue Rasberry (talk) 19:32, 20 May 2015 (UTC)



今天刚看见 phab 上的建站申请成功了,恭喜一下。我阅读了那个页面,并感到非常期望参加用户组,且我对用户组一定有帮助。

  • 首先,硬性条件:我是长期居留在上海(自从加入维基媒体)的非本国公民,并已满16周岁。
  • 我是在中文维基导游贡献最多的用户之一(当然也是管理员),并经历了从一个又小又充满漏洞的测试维基到一个真正可以使用的维基的过程。
  • 我是在维基共享资源的长期修复小毛病的用户,拥有六万多编辑,并操作四个机器人。
  • 我是在Tool Labs的工具制作、维护者(如 Commons Archive,一个存放维基共享资源的照片等的源文件的库),并在上面运行机器人。
  • 会费每财年人民币壹圆是没问题的,只要提供一个付费方式。

我相信我的加入会给用户组一个更方便的方式与其他社群(维基导游、维基共享资源)沟通,与技术方面的一些支持 --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 12:07, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edit]

Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

After reading the Reimagining WMF grants idea, we ask you to complete this survey to help us improve the idea and learn more about your experience. When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five Wikimedia globe sweatshirts!

In addition to taking the the survey, you are welcome to participate in these ways:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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Last call for WMF grants feedback![edit]

Hi, this is a reminder that the consultation about Reimagining WMF grants is closing on 8 September (0:00 UTC). We encourage you to complete the survey now, if you haven't yet done so, so that we can include your ideas.

With thanks,

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Movement Wide Finance Report 2014[edit]

Dear AddisWang,

I’m Alex, currently a finance fellow (i.e intern) at the Wikimedia Foundation. I worked before for Wikimedia France, planning the Hackathon Lyon 2015 mainly. I'm today contacting you because of your activity for Wikimedia China User Group.

Last year, Finance Fellows produced a financial report that included financial activity from every chapters. It was great and has been presented at the Wikimania in Mexico.

If you haven’t seen the results of the Report 2013, here they are:

We’re currently starting the Report 2014 and this year we also want to include user groups to improve the scope of our work. I want to tell you that I’ve tried to make the process as short and easy as possible, so that shouldn’t require a lot of your time.

The aim of such a report is global. It helps having an idea of how the money is used across the movement, it helps chapters and user groups to learn about best practice and finally it leads to more transparency through a qualitative work, which I believe is important.

Could you briefly tell me if you had any income and expenses in 2014? If you are not the person responsible for this, please tell me who is the user the most likely to know this information.

I’ll be your contact for this project this year, I’m looking forward to working with you!

Cheers, ACella (WMF) (talk) 21:05, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Central Notice Banner[edit]

Hi Addis,

I've create a separate project page for Wikipedia Asian Month here:

Project page

We like to see a localized version of the Central Notice Banner directing to the above page and NOT the ENWP page.

Please here us.--Muzammil (talk) 09:32, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia Asia Month[edit]

Yeah, I'm also thinking about signing up Minangkabau for this event :) Unfortunately our community is still very small (3-4 active contributors), but I'll contact them to know whether they're interested to launch WAM in Minangkabau. I'll let you know before 30 October. Cheers! Muhraz (talk) 07:26, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Centralnotice adminship[edit]

Hello AddisWang, I've just closed your request for centralnotice adminshiop as successful and granted you the respective right. Please take care and enjoy your new duty. -Barras talk 11:37, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

@Barras:Thank You!--AddisWang (talk) 13:41, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Congrats, Addis, on your new role. --Muzammil (talk) 20:07, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Broken centralnotice[edit]

The "Wikipedia Asia Month" banner (which I think you created?) doesn't seem to be configured correctly. The CentralNotice calendar says it's supposed to be targeted to just users in Asian countries, but users in other countries are seeing the banner as well. Also, the banner is overlapping with page titles in monobook. Are you able to fix this? --Yair rand (talk) 20:24, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

@Yair rand:, it was created by Shizhao, I will ask him about it.--AddisWang (talk) 20:31, 29 October 2015 (UTC)


Hello. Thank you very much for update. I have question. You wrote Any Asian topic will be counted. Topics do not have to be about geopgraphy.. Example, users can not create articles about cities, villages, lakes, rivers and etc. ?--Serk@nl@nd 11:12, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

No. "Don't have to be" means, "it is not necessary to be only about geography". Because many people confused and think only geography article counts. So I make a statement that all topics are count, not only geography.--AddisWang (talk) 11:15, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

So they can create articles about cities, villages, lakes, rivers and etc.--AddisWang (talk) 11:16, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I understood. --Serk@nl@nd 11:19, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Asia Month[edit]

Hi! Would you give me a notice in Bulgarian, English, German or Swedish on my talk page, instead of Russian? Namely, I don't speak Russian. Best regards, --Lord Bumbury (talk) 19:23, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

The "Wikipedia Asia Month" banner[edit]

The "Wikipedia Asia Month" banner we can't see.--Саган (talk) 17:21, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

replied at ba:Ҡатнашыусы менән һөйләшеү:Саган--AddisWang (talk) 17:33, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month/Sample does not show into Sindhi Wikipedia ask for Template WAM[edit]

Wikipedia Asian Month/Sample, is not showing into Sndhi Wikipedia here is Wikipedia Asian Month وڪيپيڊيا:وڪيپيڊيا_ايشيائي_مهينو_نومبر_2015ء Sindhi Wikipedia which I have transliterate. Kindly help me to make its template so It can show and then I can include Sindhi Wikipedia into this Wikipedai Asian Month.-- crate appeared in red color as سانچو:WAM the template for Sindhi Wikipedia version Wikipedia Asian Month can be

Can I add French?[edit]

--永続繁栄 (talk) 11:58, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month in french[edit]

Hello. Thank you for your help. I did the translations you asked. I have an other question : am I free to use the presentation I want on the Participants page ? The way the participants have to report their contribution in the english version is not very easy, in my opinion. And I don't think we will have so many participants in french. So I would like to present it in a different way. Is it possible ? Thank you very much. --Eponimm (talk) 15:08, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. --Eponimm (talk) 17:17, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Hello AddisWang. I have an other question : at the end of the month, as I don't use the tool to collect the results, how shall I transmitt them ? I just want to be sure that the french participants will receive their postcard. As well for the "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador". Should I prepare something ? Is there a model ? Thank you in advance. --Eponimm (talk) 09:09, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Great! It's really simple this way. Thank you very much for your help! --Eponimm (talk) 15:51, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Hello AddisWang. Today the banner to promote Wikipedia Asian Month appeared on the french Wikipédia with the translation I did previous weeks. But the problem is that the link redirects to the english page and not to the french page of the contest. Is it a technical error ? Did I miss something in my translation ? Thank you in advance. --Eponimm (talk) 13:38, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
It works perfectly! Thank you very much! --Eponimm (talk) 06:40, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
Hello AddisWang. I need your help one more time, sorry. I write a new question on Q&A page and I didn't have an answer. It's about the admissibility of a person. Thank you very much for your help. --Eponimm (talk) 06:34, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Judging tool[edit]

Hello AddisWang! judging tool doesn't count expanded articles to check Progress for users who contributed with an existing article. What should We do for this?--Randeerjayasekara (talk) 03:35, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer. We have translated rules from EnWp and that's why the problem occurred because there is no such a rule given in Meta. I'm the only one who have done expansion yet. Then I'll remove that rule from local page.--Randeerjayasekara (talk) 12:20, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, can we get the tool enabled on Latvian Wikipedia (lvwiki)? --Papuass (talk) 13:54, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi AddisWang,

I made a request in central notice for this event -> a few days ago but nobody answer me. Can you help me? Now the archivebot delete my request so I do it again today. I hope you can help me? --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 17:04, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Could you please add me on the organizers list?[edit]

--永続繁栄 (talk) 11:23, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

WAM Organizers[edit]

Thank you for posting the invitation for the WAM Organizers on my talk page. It's already 11/12, but can I be an Organizer? In Japanese Wikipedia, there are only three organizers, so I would like to do it. If I could, where is the applicaton page? Thank you.--Psjk2106 (talk) 15:51, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Replied on talk page.--AddisWang (talk) 16:25, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
I've read it. Thank you very much. --Psjk2106 (talk) 22:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

List of WAM Organizers[edit]

Hi, I am a Wikipedia Asian Month local organizer from Assamese wikipedia (as). Please add me here. - দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 11:28, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

After "month"[edit]

Hello. When WAM 2015 ended, what must I do? Should I make Google form and sent it to users (created 5 and more articles) to fill? And if this is so, where must I send this form?--Serk@nl@nd 17:50, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

@Serkanland:Please confirm this.--AddisWang (talk) 02:08, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Okey--Serk@nl@nd 13:12, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Korean translation of your mass message[edit]

I translated the mass message you request at w:ko:사용자:Motoko C. K./mass/ko. :) --Motoko C. K. (talk) 10:31, 25 November 2015 (UTC)


Again Hi AddisWang. Thank you very much for important information which you place my Azerbaijanian talk page. I have a question: As 25 November in project two user very active: Qolcomaq, who has 80 quailfied articles for present (his contributions here) and Enver62, who has 76 quailfied articles for present (his contributions here). If one of them ranked second place, can I announce his as "Second Wikipedia Asian Ambassador"? And where must I show "Second Wikipedia Asian Ambassador"?--Serk@nl@nd 10:46, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

And I translated message for encourage local participants: az:İstifadəçi:Serkanland/mass/az. Must I or you send it?--Serk@nl@nd 11:28, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

That is actually a trick question. As we want to have some competition over the title, to make it kind of valuable. Maybe let's keep it in only one Ambassador, and maybe have another discussion at the end of the event whether we can have a second Ambassador on AzWp? Does this idea make sense?--AddisWang (talk) 18:15, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

You can send the message. I will send message for some Wikipedia which has large number of participants. Since we can use mass message to send this to hundreds of people. But not necessary for 10 or 20 participants. It depends on if you want to send it.--AddisWang (talk) 18:20, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
Okey. I understood everthing. Again thank you for help.--Serk@nl@nd 18:23, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Ambassador[edit]

Hello AddisWang. I read your message "One Week Left!" and I have a question about Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors. You wrote that "For some Wikipedias, we are also honoring the second greatest contributor as an ambassador". The french Wikipedia has few participants, but there are three participants who will certainly reach 30 articles each. Of course, there will be a first, a second and a third, but as they are really close, is it possible to do something for the three of them ? Would it be a podium with medals (gold, silver and bronze) ? Or will it be only one french Wikipedia Asian Ambassador ? Thank you very much for your answer. --Eponimm (talk) 14:16, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your point of view. Do you agree if I act this way : a podium with the three best participants; the winner will receive the title of asian ambassador and the package included; the second, as you said, will win the same, and the third will only have an additional postcard. This way, the final days will be decisive and the competition intensive as the three best participants are today really close. Are you ok with my proposal ? --Eponimm (talk) 18:51, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, how does one report contributions towards the Asian month? --BooysenN (talk) 14:09, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

@BooysenN:You can do that on each language version of Wikipedia.


As per the message "One Week Left!", I have translated for Tamil Wiki, and will be sent via Tamil Wikipedia. --AntanO 03:48, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

The message has been sent to all participants. --AntanO 06:33, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Addis,

Since the past few days I've been following this format on Urdu Wikipedia's Asian Month:

مضمون حجم (کم از کم 3,500 لکمہ جات) الفاظ (300) معروفیت مہذب حوالہ جات حوالہ جات لازمی بصورت تنازعات فہرست کی صورت ںہیں معلومات آفرینی ایشیائی ملک یا علاقہ سے متعلق بھارت یا پاکستان سے متعلق نہیں
رفیق النبی 5,063 Y 362 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
نوارا نجم NoNیہ مضمون مصری شخصیت سے متعلق ہے، اور مصر افریقہ میں ہے۔ اس لیے اس مہم کا حصہ نہیں ہے۔ 7,322 Y 465 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
عبدالله توقاي 9,407 Y 777 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
نازو توخی 10,972 Y 694 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
مارینا ایوانوونا تسوتایوا 13,004 Y 856 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
عبدالطیف پدرام 7,127 Y 426 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
کبیر ستوری 9,638 Y 589 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY
انا مالیکووا 4,615 Y 305 Y معروف Y ہاں Y غیرمتنازع Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاں Y ہاںY

Just wanted to know what other formats are followed elsewhere.

--Muzammil (talk) 18:43, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Barnstar for WAM[edit]

The barnstar in question

Hi, I have created a barnstar for the Asian month participants, feel free to use it. If you choose to use another barnstar, please let me know. Ле Лой (talk) 02:55, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Bashkortostan articles[edit]

Hello AddisWang. Regarding your last message I have a question about Bashkortostan articles. In all the articles worked during the contest in the french Wikipedia, only one is related to Bashkortostan : Çäkçäk. It's a popular and traditional sweet in Bashkortostan. Does that count? Thank you for your help. --Eponimm (talk) 16:39, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Ok! Thank you for your quick answer. --Eponimm (talk) 16:51, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Hello AddisWang. In the Qualified Editors page, how do you want to be notified about my third best participant, who, as we discussed, will have a second postcard for his great contribution (49 articles!) but who won't be an ambassador ? With a letter of the alphabet ? With a symbol like " * " ? Thank you in advance! --Eponimm (talk) 09:45, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Postcard vs Country[edit]

... each participant who creates at least five articles that fulfill the criteria will receive a special designed Wikipedia postcard from other participating countries. So, if a participant creates more than 10 articles for different countries, which country postcard the participant could receives. I understand a participant could receive only one postcard regardless of number of article creation. I am not sure whether you have discussed this issues earlier. Is so, point me to the link. --AntanO 04:56, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Asiatiese Maand[edit]

Yes, I was intending to do so. I tried to create Asian-related items on Afwp. Do let me know if any passed the minimum requirements. --BooysenN (talk) 19:42, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

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Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:33, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month in sq.wikipedia[edit]

Hello AddisWang,

I read your message in my talk page but hadn't enough time to response, (we had an event in our local community). About Wikipedia Asian Month, in the beginning, I didn't know that this project was also open for other communities outside Asia, therefore we started very late, in which I helped as much as I could. I hope that next time our wiki to participate from the start and contribute more. I think projects like this bring together more wiki communities. Best Regards.--Liridon (talk) 12:41, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

WAM Winners Address for Postcard[edit]

Dear addis wang, I am an organizer of WAM at Malayalam wiki. I have address of the winners who want to get the postcard from other countries. Where Do I post these address. When they get the post card. ??? The address are ready with me. ----Ranjithsiji (talk) 10:44, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

@Ranjithsiji: You can send it via Email this user on the left side bar. Whe postcard distribution is plan after New Year, although I suppose to collect it by conducting a survey in next a few days--AddisWang (talk) 14:13, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
Dear Addis Wang, I'm an organizer of WAM at Bashkir Wikipedia. I don't understand where to send the post addresses of the winners who want to get the postcard from other countries.--Саган (talk) 13:56, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

When will we get the survey form for adding address.. Waiting ... --Ranjithsiji (talk) 04:37, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi Addis Wang, Sorry for if i bother you. As a local organizer (Si) I also like to know when we send our addresses and to whom? --L Manju (talk) 18:21, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

@AddisWang:, Dear I am am an organizer of WAM at Sindhi Wikipedia, And I have filled the Google form(WAM survey form) online , kindly let me know the acknowledgement that of my opinion submission in WAM survey , there was only asked to provide the Region/State/Country and City , Postal Code but not a full address , so how I can receive it via Postal mail, does it will be asked in email the mailing addresses of the winners.?...Thanks.....--Jogi don (talk) 15:38, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

@Jogi don:The mailing address refers to the physical address not a email address. You may fill one more time and I will delete the previous one.--AddisWang (talk) 19:18, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

@AddisWang:,Okay I have filled the Survey again with full mailing address plz check it out. If possible ask my Mobile number via emailing me,because there was no option in survey form to give mobile number of receiver thanks Thanks..--Jogi don (talk) 07:50, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

@Jogi don:We usually don't put phone number on postcard.--AddisWang (talk) 14:33, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

@AddisWang:,Okay dear

Final Stage[edit]

Hello AddisWang! I have new questions relative to your last message :

  1. Will the postcard be in paper or electronic ?
  2. What do you call "distribution"? I gave the survey link to the qualified participants but I have no way to know if they have answered. Do I have to control it ?
  3. Who will distribute the barnstar? Me ? Where can I find it?

Thank you very much for your answer. --Eponimm (talk) 12:27, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia is getting 15 years - WMF projects - translation of Wikidata labels and descriptions[edit]

lang=zh : ?lang=zh&props=31,218,219,220,506,1406&q=claim[1800]

Dear AddisWang; There will be a birthday soon: Wikipedia is getting 15 years. I want to let you know that the number of d:Wikidata:Database reports/WMF projects there is also the page Wikipedia versions has increased to more then 409; there are also pages from Wikibook project pages to Wikiversity and Wiktionary project pages in that list. You may be interested in adding Wikidata labels and descriptions in your language. Please follow also the discussion at d:property talk:P218 and comment there. Best regards Gangleri also aka I18n (talk) 00:17, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Ambassador English Wikipedia[edit]

Why the long delay in declaring the Asia Month Ambassador on English Wikipedia? or have you already done so?--Nvvchar (talk) 16:36, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

We have not announced it since that is our final stage, currently working on address collection. But you can find ambassador on all Wikipedia at here. Thanks for you great job in EnWp.--AddisWang (talk) 19:20, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi, i see it is done in Wikipedia Asian Month/2015 Ambassadors - but is there any formal announcement back in en wiki WAM page?Ssriram mt (talk) 07:02, 18 February 2016 (UTC)
@Ssriram mt:Yes we will. We are sending all the postcards, one-third of them are sent by this time. We want to beautify the page and make a well-designed message to officially announce it. Thanks.--AddisWang (talk) 16:27, 18 February 2016 (UTC)


Hey Addis, I have just one question. I've participated at the WAM in two languages and they are English and Bengali. I've got address collection message in both wikis. My question is what'll I do in the language section? Thanks in advance. --Pratyya (Hello!) 14:35, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Ambassador AsWp[edit]

Hi AddisWang,
Thnx fr your advice, but as an one and only organizer cum Judge of WAM (AsWp), i don't wnt the "Wikipedia Asian Ambassador" award this year. Thnx again. - দিব্য দত্ত (talk) 20:14, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your translation help![edit]

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Thank you very much for your help translating the 2016 Strategy Consultation pages! I am so grateful for the energy you and others have put into helping the consultation reach speakers of as many languages as possible. Kbrown (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Request to create a banner[edit]

Hello AddisWang,

The photography contest Wiki Loves Earth organized last May is nominated for the "web event of the year" of the 9th edition of Morocco Web Awards

Is it possible to create a banner for a 7-day period at CentralNotice to encourage people to vote ?

Cordially, --Reda benkhadra (talk) 15:03, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you but i cant receive your postcards.--Namnguyenvn (talk) 07:36, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month postcards[edit]


I've filled out the survey with my mailing address a month ago, and haven't received my postcards. I was wondering about the status of the postcards.

Thank you. --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 04:53, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

@MrLinkinPark333:Sorry, at this time only 2 out of 7 communities have sent postcards, while yours is not in that two as I just checked. Sending postcards require a lot of volunteers capability, so they are working on figuring out a date works for most volunteers. As rest of communities all give me a date that they will send postcards (before March 7th), I would expect you can receive your postcard around 2-3 weeks from now is the mailing service does not lose it.--AddisWang (talk) 19:57, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

@AddisWang: I've still haven't received the postcards. Could I check with you the address that I gave you, in case I made an error? --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 19:13, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

@AddisWang: Hi Wang, I'm a member of the Wikipedia tiếng Việt - the Vietnamese community of Wikipedia. I've filled out the survey, and haven't received my postcard too. I've checked the Wikipedia Asian Month/2015 Qualified Editors/No Response, and my nickname wasn't in. It has been nearly a month since MrLinkinPark333's message, and three months since I completed the survey. I was wondering about the status of the postcards, and my personal information too.

Thank you. Levietduong (talk) 18:16, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

@Levietduong:Hi, sorry to hear that you haven't received the postcard. According to my record, your postcard was sent at least a month ago. It is possible that your postcard is lost in postal service. It usually has 10% of loss rate according to my experience and varies in countries, and not something we can avoid. This risk has mentioned in the survey you filled. If you still don't receive it in next 60 days, please let me know, and we might make one up to you in WAM 2016. --AddisWang (talk) 18:56, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
@AddisWang: Feel sad to hear that, but I'll still wait for it. I'll let you know if something happens. Thanks Wang anyway. PS: It looks like the postcards sent to Vietnam are all stuck, because I've seen similar question to you from Namnguyenvn. Levietduong (talk) 20:55, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:38, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Tool for counting 300 words[edit]

Hello Addis, for Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016 we will need a tool which checks if an article has at least 300 words, could you help us with that? Thank you in advance, --Lord Bumbury (talk) 20:19, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

@Kenrick95:Could you help?--AddisWang (talk) 04:02, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
@Лорд Бъмбъри: Yeah sure, just complete the details of the following:
  • edit-a-thon name: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • project page title: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • page listing the participants: ...
  • page listing the organizers (for judge access): ...
  • any minimum page size (byte count, or word count)? word count at least 300 words
  • any date range of articles in which you wanted to count?
Thanks. Kenrick95 (talk) 14:58, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
  • edit-a-thon name: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • project page title: Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016
  • page listing the participants: 20 different pages in 20 different Wikipedia language versions
  • page listing the organizers (for judge access): Template:Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016 Participating Countries and Organisers
  • any minimum page size (byte count, or word count)? word count at least 300 words Word count of 300 words
  • any date range of articles in which you wanted to count? 21 March to 31 May 2016
Thank you very much, Kenrick95! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 17:46, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
@Лорд Бъмбъри:I think Kenrick wish to have the page link that shows all participants, thus he can put them into the tool. Many pages should fine I guess.--AddisWang (talk) 19:28, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
The list of participants will grow throughout the competition. We could create a page where local organisers add the names of the participants on their Wikipedias. Would that be fine? --Lord Bumbury (talk) 22:38, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
@Лорд Бъмбъри: I would require something like Wikipedia Asian Month/Participants. It's fine to have local pages, but the tool can only read from 1 page, hence organizers need to update this "global" participants page. Kenrick95 (talk) 02:16, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
@Kenrick95: I will provide such a list then. Thank you very much! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 15:59, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
@Kenrick95: There is such a list now - here. It will grow over time. Would you set up your tool in a way that we could use it? Thank you in advance! --Lord Bumbury (talk) 10:14, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

@Лорд Бъмбъри: Sorry for the delay, the tool is live at [1]. It's now in the process of requesting OAuth consumer token. Take note that I also made Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016/List of Organizers in the format that is understandable by the tool. The user data will be stored in "Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016/Judging/[wiki]/[username]" (e.g. Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016/Judging/ Kenrick95 (talk) 12:09, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! I'll come back with questions. --Lord Bumbury (talk) 18:08, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

WMF Blogpost on Asian Month[edit]

Hi Addis,

Sometime back we discussed possibility of writing a blog for Asian Month and even exchanged emails on the matter.

What happened later? Did you contact the proposed respondents or draft a blog separately? --Muzammil (talk) 14:12, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

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Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:56, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Asian Month[edit]

Hi Addis,

There is an inquiry about Asian Month Prize Distribution from one of the Urdu Wikipedia participants - Urdu Wikipedia Asian Ambassador. I will appreciate if you could update on this. --Muzammil (talk) 19:16, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

@Hindustanilanguage:Both of his postcards are sent, same as yours. We will distribute the digital ribbon bar once all postcards are sent. (Around second week of March)--AddisWang (talk) 04:04, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
@AddisWang: in User:AddisWang/WAM_progress you've mentioned that you are still collecting addresses for UrWiki. Please do let me know the names of the participants who've not sent their particulars so that I can also remind them.--Muzammil (talk) 14:00, 3 March 2016 (UTC)
@Hindustanilanguage:I've correct it. All five address have been collected.--AddisWang (talk) 16:02, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

I just enter the address for sending post cards Asian Month Wikipedia. But at the first address I entered there was a little mistake in the address. Then I enter my address a second time. I hope only the second address are used as the first address was wrong and will likely never come to me. PecintaKpop (talk) 09:45, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

@PecintaKpop:Ok I will go by later one.--AddisWang (talk) 13:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

Asian Month digital ribbon bar[edit]

@Hindustanilanguage:Both of his postcards are sent, same as yours. We will distribute the digital ribbon bar once all postcards are sent. (Around second week of March)--AddisWang (talk) 04:04, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Addis, can you provide update on the distribution of the "digital ribbon bar" considering that all postcards were already sent last month? Thanks in advance. --Muzammil (talk) 17:34, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Asian Month[edit]

Hi this is Joane, from the Spanish wikipedia. I couldn't e-mail you. So I use this way to tell you that I wouldn't mind a certificate with my user name as Asian Ambassador. --Joane (talk) 18:25, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Berlin Conference[edit]

Hi, thank you for your message on my talk page. I live in Berlin and I would appreciate to meet you in the Wikimedia Deutschland office at Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday evening. If this won't work, please leave your button at Wikimedia Deutschland office. Kind regards, Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 07:14, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Asian Month[edit]

Hi, Addis, this is Gray eyes from the Korean Wikipedia. It's nothing special, but I couldn't e-mail to you. I wouldn't mind a certificate with my username. thank you. -- Gray eyes (talk) 12:05, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Asian Month[edit]

Hello Addis Wang. From the Spanish wikipedia, I couldn't e-mail you.

The name for my certificate is: Raúl Muñoz

If you need anything else, please write me.

Thank you. Wikipedia-logo-simple.svg Rauletemunoz 06:55, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

Request for Input - New Central Notice request process[edit]

Hello fellow CN admin!

Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

I have been working on a very rough strawman version of the process and I would be interested in hearing you comments about what such a process should involve and what you think it would require. Please feel free to leave such comments at the process talk page section. I would like to have a working page in place by the end of May. This would not need to be a final version. The process can be improved upon over time as we learn about how well it works.

I encourage you to:


Jseddon (WMF) (talk) Advancement Associate (Community Engagement) -- 02:44, 28 April 2016 (UTC)