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Captions in January
The previous message from today says captions will be released in November in the text. January is the correct month. My apologies for the potential confusion. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
I was more confused by this message, since there were no previous message today (and that the message coming later did not say November). Ainali (talk) 22:35, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Structured Data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)
My apologies if this is a duplicate message for you, it is being sent to multiple lists which you may be signed up for.
Multilingual file captions will be released this week, on either Wednesday, 9 January or Thursday, 10 January 2019. Captions are a feature to add short, translatable descriptions to files. Here's some links you might want to look follow before the release, if you haven't already:
Hello. You are receiving this message because you kindly helped with affiliates-related translations in the past. The movement needs you again! The Nominations phase has started for the ongoing selection process of two Board members, and the timeline is quite tight.
A Translation Central is available to help keen translators like you figure out what's been covered and what's left to do. Over the course of the next few weeks, your attention on candidates' profiles is particularly welcome.
While there are four languages that are especially relevant for multiple affiliates (namely Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish), you can also add others. If you can't help: please see if you know anyone in your circle who could, and spread the word :)
Thank you! Elitre (WMF) and Facilitators of ASBS 2019, 13:19, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge
Hello, Wikimedia Norge members and other contributors, here is an overview of goings-on organized by Wikimedia Norge this spring.
Wikipedia editing workshop in Trondheim
Litteratur for inkludering are organizing a Wikipedia editing workshop at Litteraturhuset in Trondheim in cooperation with Wikimedia Norge on May 14th. The event is free and open to everyone. Welcome! Facebook event
Travel scholarship for Wikimania
The annual Wikimania conference, which is for anyone interested in the Wikimedia projects, will be held in Stockholm on August 14th–18th. Wikimedia Norge is offering travel scholarships of 3,000 NOK to volunteers who wish to go. You can apply for a scholarship by May 15th on this page.
Every six months Wikimedia Norge are disseminating 6 accesses for Retriever to active Wikipedia contributors. If you are interested in obtaining an access, please add yourself to the list of interested users on this page by May 20th.
This week, volunteers, employees and board members of Wikimedia Norge will be participating in the international Wikimania conference, which will be held in Stockholm this year. We will participate with a series of presentations, and one of the keynote speakers, Liv Inger Somby, is invited by Wikimedia Norge. You can read more about her in this blog post (also in Northern Sami).
This year the international photo contest Wiki Loves Monuments will be organized in Norway for the ninth time. What's new this year is that there will be an extra category for photos of Sámi monuments. The criteria for the contest are simple – the photos need to be of registered monuments in Norway, and must be uploaded during September 2019, but can be taken whenever. In September the monthly writing contest will also be about monuments in Norway.
During the Márkomeannu festival in July, Wikimedia Norge and Várdobáiki Sámi Centre started the wikiproject Hålogalandsvegen. The wikiproject focuses on improving articles related to the new road Hålogalandsvegen and nearby places in Norwegian Bokmål and Nynorsk and Northern Sami. The project page and the lists of relevant articles will be updated during fall. Feel free to sign up if you are interested in contributing!
Wikimedia Norge will again take part in the Researchers' Days (Forskningsdagene) organized by the Research Council of Norway. On September 24th at 17:30 we will hold a seminar on Decolonizing knowledge online at Kulturhuset in Oslo. Welcome!
Keep the dates! October 11th is #wikinobel, and November 27th there will be a meetup at Litteraturhuset. Mer information on these events will come on a later date.
Did you forget to pay your membership fees for 2019? You can always re-register on this page.
Structured Data on Commons - A Blog Series, written by me, is a five-part posting that covers the basics of the software and features that were built to make structured data happen. The series is meant to be friendly to those who may have some knowledge of Commons, but may not know much about the structured data project.
I hope these are informative and useful, comments and questions are welcome. All the blogs offer a comment feature, and you can log in with your Wikimedia account using oAuth. I look forward to seeing some posts over there. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:33, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
Nyhetsbrev fra Wikimedia Norge
Hello, Wikimedia Norge members and other contributors, here is our newsletter for November 2019.
During one week of October, Giellavahkku, the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages was celebrated all over the country. Wikimedia Norge was recently granted money from the Sámi Parliament's language funds to create an education program in cooperation with the Sámi University of Appliec Sciences and the University of Tromsø for students to contribute to the Wikipedia in Northern Sámi, or to contribute Sámi content to other Wikimedia projects in general. We have also been granted money from Fritt Ord to put Sámi place names in Wikidata, in cooperation with the Norwegian Mapping Authority. You can read more about this work on our blog.
The jury has finished its task for this year's Wiki Loves Monuments, and the 10 winning photos that go on to the international part of the contest have been announced on the winners page on Commons. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks a lot to all contestants and jurors!
Here's an overview of Wikimedia Norge events happening in the next few months:
On the 11th of November, Wikimedia Norge and the National Archives of Norway invites you to an event at the National Archive from 17:00 till 19:00. History has often been written by and for men. This is reflected in archives, history books, and on Wikipedia. Why is it important to make source material showing women's perspective on history available? The event is free and open to all. Welcome!
On the 28th of November, Wikimedia Norge invites you to a meet-up at Litteraturhuset in Oslo from 18:00 till 19:00. Ruth Vatvedt Fjell will be presenting.
Fjell, who is quite interested in curse words, is a professor of lexicography and cares about how language can maintain unbalanced gender patterns. Wikipedia is a huge knowledge base where anyone can contribute. Therefore it's right to ask what the type of language we use means for how knowledge is disseminated?
The event is free and open to all. Welcome! Tables in the bar have been reserved from 19:00 for those who wish to continue the discussion there.