Hi Bjoertvedt, my name is Deniz and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2010 Fundraiser. My job is to be your liaison between the Norwegian community and the Foundation. This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global effort, we recognize that banner messages that perform well in the United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to international audiences. I'm contacting you as I am currently looking for translators who are willing to contribute to this project, translating messages into Norwegian and suggesting messages that would appeal to Norwegian readers on the Fundraising Meta Page. Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping with this project, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as well! I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser. --Dgultekin 20:28, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
I wanted to personally thank you for your help with Norwegian translations during the fundraiser. I really appreciate your assistance in getting messages translated and pushed out quickly! Thanks again - Deniz (WMF) 21:49, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Translator, We need you!
You have helped us in previous years with translations and for that we are most grateful. Now we turn towards the 2011/12 fundraiser. It may seem forever away, but work has already begun getting everything ready to go. This year we want to have landing pages covering as many countries in as many languages as possible.
Right now, we want to figure out who is interested in translating for the fundraiser. This year we're hoping to have more of a solidified "core" group of translators that we can count on to have work done by a few key dates, but we'd also welcome help from people who are willing to just help out when they can.
If you would be interested please take a look at this little sign-up survey and fill it out http://survey.wikimedia.org/index.php?sid=13638&newtest=Y&lang=en. With that we can start building a list of people and filling any gaps in the languages we serve.
Global block of
Hi Erlend, I've switched the block to anon-only looking for further infos. Basically you network seems to be full of buggy machines which are spamming among the internet. No way to secure them? I'd tend to grant global-ip-block-exempts to people connecting from that network, rather than having a spambot farm on wiki. Anyway before taking further actions I'll ask no.wiki checkusers and the steward who performed the previous block to let me evaluate side-effects of the "block and exempts" solution. Have a nice day! --Vituzzu (talk) 13:29, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks alot! I was able to edit from user account today, but not from IP. This was probably the intention of your efforts. I will report to the company about the spamming. We have massive filters at work, no spam has ever reached through to my computer at wotk during my five years there. But I don't doubt there might by outgoing ("mirrored"?) spamming from our massive network. Thanks alot. Bjoertvedt (talk) 21:34, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Fundraising translation feedback
I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.
To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for norwegian bokmal using This Link
Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.
Response to questions about staff assessment
- Hi Gryllida! Yes, this is mainly Wikimedia in Bokmål. We are also working on other projects - Wikipedia in Nynorsk, and Wikipedia in Saami, and Commons. We have 3 language versions on 5 million people... The main Commons projects have been of course Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, but also a few workshops on linking Commons photos to specific Wikipedia articles. Briefly mentioned in the report. BR, Bjoertvedt (talk) 21:59, 2 November 2013 (UTC)
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Inspire Campaign on content curation & review
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) 05:39, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.
Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - 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 appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,