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Umea Energi

Hi Jan, I was wondering, if you could help me find a few more sources for Umea Energi which I may use in the English article and the Hindi one [I plan to create]? ----Rsrikanth05 (talk) 19:35, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

As much as I would like to help, it might not be appropriate for me as one of the ones arranging the competition to help one of the contestants specifically. For now, you will have to rely on your own information seeking skills :) --Ainali (talk) 19:44, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
Oops. :D P.S: have you thought of a photography competition? Some of them don't have any photos. ----Rsrikanth05 (talk) 08:55, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Request from two of us

Hi Jan, here is a small request from Roger and me. Is it possible to get a photograph of a bus shelter with the lights from Umea as described in the Umea Energi article today itself? I know it sounds like a strange and hasty request, but is it possible? ----Rsrikanth05 (talk) 10:51, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Template:Progress bar

Hi Jan,

I see you are a user of {{Percentile}}. I just created {{Progress bar}} which supersedes its set of functionality and a couple of cool other ones. I’d be happy of you’d tell me if it suits you and if you would have other feature requests!

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 11:00, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 21:58, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Oppose Oppose: I support free sharing of knowledge and do not think this petition supports it. The energy in the movement would be better preserved if you would focus on more important things. --Ainali (talk) 23:18, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for letting me know -- I very much disagree with you, I feel this is a very important step in preserving our ability to effectively share free knowledge, it is why I put my time into it. I respect your position, and I hope my request was not too much of an intrusion. -Pete F (talk) 23:30, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect status

Dear Ainali, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:03, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Peteforsyth, which of the wikis that I am an admin of are you referring to? --Ainali (talk) 11:31, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi, sorry to bug you - I know you are already aware of this. I should have noticed your name and removed it from the list. -Pete F (talk) 16:37, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

The Structured Data Bee, vol. 1, issue 1

Greetings, thank you for signing up for the Structured Data newsletter and its first edition. With this newsletter, the Structured data team plans on keeping you informed of technical progress, events, and communications to talk about the project, and continued information on how you can participate. This newsletter will be sent approximately every two weeks, and future editions will be translatable prior to publication. If you're new to Wikidata and want more information about how it works in relation to Wikimedia Commons, you can read an introduction to Wikidata for Commons being drafted.

Tech and design

  • The software development for this process is still in the planning phases. The idea is to have some functional prototyping done for experimentation and feedback by the end of the year.
  • The initial roadmap for development has been posted on Commons. The roadmap is a rough outline and is open to iterations as the team learns where and when to focus its energies.
  • There is a page set up for design ideas about what structured data could potentially look like.
  • There are forthcoming requests for comment about the particulars of technical architecture on Keep an eye on the commons:Commons:Structured data/Get involved page for notification of when the RfCs are posted.

Events and chats

  • There was a week-long meeting between the Wikimedia Foundation's Multimedia team, the Wikidata team, and community members, held in Berlin, Germany, at the office of Wikimedia Deutchland on October 6-10. You can read an overview of the event in on this page on Commons. There are also plenty of pictures available on Wikimedia Commons.
  • If you would like to read more detail about what was discussed, there are etherpads of notes taken for each day of the event.
  • The second IRC office hour (logs) was held on October 16, and the first (logs) on September 3.

Getting involved

  • You've signed up for the newsletter. That's a great first step!
  • While working prototypes are being developed, there is a drive to make all files contain machine-readable data on Wikimedia projects.
  • A hub has been launched to facilitate communication and documentation for this work.
  • There is a frequently-asked questions page that is finishing drafting and will need translated. Keep an eye out for when it is ready if you are interested in translating.
  • There will be active organization of the Get involved page as community participation is further organized. There will be work groups, similar to specific Wikiprojects, dedicated to particular aspects of structured data like licensing presentation, design, API performance, and even helping out with this newsletter and other community communications.

There will be much more information and activities around the proposal to develop structured data on Wikimedia Commons. This project is a major undertaking and an important step as the chief provider, repository, and curator of media for Wikimedia projects.

Thank you for your participation in such an extensive project, let me know if you're interested in participating in this newsletter. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 04:43, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

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