User talk:DNdubane (WMF)

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Report due for les sans pagEs[edit]

Hi DNdubane, hope your day is going fine ː) I submitted the report for les sans pagEs as the secretary of our association had done it. but did not know wheree to forward it. Sorry for the delay. Could you change our status to compliant ? I have registered for the wikimedia summit and we need to be compliant on April 18... Sorry to bother you with that. Kind regards, Nattes Nattes à chat (talk) 12:49, 18 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Nattes à chat, thanks for this message. This has now been resolved =) --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:21, 21 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Haiti report[edit]

Hello @DNdubane (WMF) I had submitted the report for Community Wikimedia User Group Haiti since last masts. but we don't stop receiving notifications and we're not up to date on the page. I try to do it again nothing changes. I would need help. What more can I do? or what are we missing? I would appreciate your support. Please! Kitanago (talk) 12:26, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Kitanago:, thanks for this message. I have now update your reporting status on the portal. Your 2021-2022 report will be due in Novemebr 2022. Thank you for the work you are doing, and if there support you need, please do not hestitate to leave me a message here or send me an email. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 12:50, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much!Thank you very much! @DNdubane (WMF) Kitanago (talk) 23:13, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Offline Usergroup[edit]

The report has been submitted several days ago already. It should not be out of compliance... How to fix that ? Anthere (talk) 13:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)(I forgot to sent the email to wikimedia-l though. Doing that now) Anthere (talk) 13:31, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there @Anthere:, the reporting status has now been updated :) -- DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 15:39, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Dumi Anthere (talk)

Wikimedians of Kerala User Group Annal report 2021-22[edit]

Hello @DNdubane (WMF) I had submitted the report for Wikimedians of Kerala User Group 2021-22. I updated the report in the data portal. Hope things are resolved. Sorry for the delay. Regards, Ranjithsiji (talk) 16:42, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! I was looking for up-to-date information on UG activities just this week, and left a message here for your colleague, but am now noticing your pings on several talkpages on the topic. Will this page be updated any time soon? If not, is there a different page that one can review the status of affiliates (as a non-WMF person)?

Context: we are creating a draft for the ratification process for one of the MovStrat goals, and insights in the compliance of affiliates is one of the bottle necks in the process outline still. It would be great if we (and the broader community in general) could do these checks themselves and don't have to rely on WMF support for this. Ciell (talk) 17:37, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ciell, thank you for your patience. The page is now up to date, after some hiatus during the office break. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:25, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for confirming Dumisani! I was confused by the page history, but reviewing your edits there might be an automated Lua model behind the table that keeps the things up to date? Just to make sure, since we are drafting a future methodology. Ciell (talk) 19:02, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ciell, yes the Affiliates reports page is semi automated via a gadget and lua tables. I manage compliance checks on the back ground and I update the reports page every forthnight. Best --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:48, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great, thanks! This was exactly the information I was looking for. :) Ciell (talk) 10:31, 20 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @DNdubane (WMF), I have submitted the group's annual report on the portal and also posted a message on the mailing list. However, the table is still showing pending. Kindly look into it. Thanks.-- Samatics (talk) 03:31, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DNdubane (WMF),
In the field "languages supported by affiliate" on the WAD portal, the gungbe language is not included in the drop-down. Please assist to update this. Also, we have updated our second primary contact some months ago but your annual report notification this did not reflect this. please check your mail for the reminder I dropped there (including the mail trail). Thanks. -- Samatics (talk) 08:47, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Samatics, thanks for this message. I have updated your organization's compliance status and I have filled a bug ticket to add Gungbe in the language list. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:23, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Form a new user group for translation works[edit]

Hi DNdubane, I would like to set up a new group to support the translation works from English to Vietnamese on Meta and other Vietnamese projects. I don't know whether this group will be allowed according to Wikimedia policies. Let me know what you think about this proposal. Thank you!  A l p h a m a  Talk 08:13, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Alphama, That sounds like a great idea. It would have more impact if you considered including other south East Asia languages too. If you need to discuss futher please send me an email. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:22, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muj(lh)eres latinoamericanas en Wikimedia[edit]

Dear Dumisani:

We are receiving a Reminder Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting, but I uploaded the report. I do not know why it is not at the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal/Reports page. What can we do? Jalu (talk) 17:03, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jaluj, my apologies for those notifications. I have removed these from the talk page and I confirm that your organization is compliant.--DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 10:20, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re:(Initial Review) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

The annual report of the group of Wikimedians of Peru User Group for 2022 was sent on January 20 through the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. This report also appears in the existing reports section of the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. The list of all the previous reports can be found on the page of the Wikimedistas de Perú user group.

Can you please indicate if there is another page in the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal where I should send the report?

Best regards --Ovruni (talk) 19:08, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedistas de Ecuador status[edit]

Hello, @DNdubane. I've noticed that you removed Wikimedistas de Ecuador from the list of Wikimedia user groups due to our Affiliation status has lapsed. I'm part of the user group, but I had no idea if this decision was took because of a missing annual report or something else. We were trying to reactivate our organization; it was difficult but our members still want to be part of the events. My reason to write these lines is to ask you: What can we do to solve the problem and be part of the list again? I really hope you can help us to get our status renewal. Thanks for the time. -- Sageo (talk) 18:49, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Sageo, please send me an email (dndubane(_AT_) so that we can discuss this issue further, and I will be happy to assit your group to regain its affiliation status. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:10, 23 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot. I really aprecciate your reply. I'll send you an email right now. -- Sageo (talk) 17:15, 23 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, please do not mark pages for translation, if their translation markup is as bad as it was on that page. You can find a guideline for marking pages for translation on --Ameisenigel (talk) 14:09, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ameisenigel, thanks for fixing that page much appreciated! - DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 22 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: (Initial Review) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Dear @DNdubane,

we have just submit the Wikimedia Italia's annual financial report through the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. Could you please check if the procedure is correct? Anyway, we are waiting to receive the english version of the annual activity report, once received we will publish it immediately.

Best regards -- Alice montrasio (WMIT) (talk) 08:56, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Alice montrasio (WMIT), thanks for this message. Indeed I can see your financial report was submitted correctly for the 2022 financial year. Can you also do the same for the activities report. You can submit it in italian at the moment and add a translation later. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 09:28, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedians of Lagos User Group - Annual Report 2022-2023[edit]

Hello @DNdubane (WMF), We have submitted our activity report but it is still showing pending. One of the languages we support, Naijá, is not in the list of languages. kindly update. We have shared on the mailing list too. Please update accordingly. Thank you. Jonywikis (talk) 04:22, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Jonywikis, thank you for this message. Your organization's status has now been updated. --DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 17:25, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update on User Group application[edit]

Dear @DNdubane (WMF), I am writing you to ask for feedback and update on our application for a user group in Ewe Wikimedians Community User Group. I have sent email messages to you without any reply. Your response and feedback will be appreciated. Best regrds. Mauteld (talk) 05:07, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(Third Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting UAE User group[edit]

Hello Dumisani, I have sent the report a least 3 times. and I have sent an email several month ago to affcom and to all the affiliations making list. so I really don't understand why you send us this message. can you solve this question ? please let me know
March: [1]; April : [2], [3] Reda Kerbouche (talk) 06:44, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need for Clarification regarding Fulfulde Wikimedians Community User Group Application[edit]

Hello @DNdubane (WMF), we have been applying for recognition as a community of editors working on Fulfulde language version of Wikipedia since 2022 but our application got rejected and without a word from members of the AffCom in order to learn what has been the reason behind the rejection or get to know what else needs to be done to meet the requirements if there's anything missing. We hope that you can provide us with feedback as we seen you recently remove our application from the pipelines. Thank you in advance for your response.

Best regards,

De-Invincible (talk) 08:04, 10 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good day @De-Invincible
As you may know, your user group application was declined by the Affiliations Committee less than 6 months ago. As a result, we cannot accept your application until after 31 December 2023. Please note all the aspects that were cited in the final communication and review these thoroughly before sending in an application.
Best regards
DNdubane (WMF) (talk) 08:45, 24 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you sir @DNdubane (WMF), we noted this and will abide by it by not sending another application untill the time stated is reached. However, there was no any final communication/feedback recieved from the AffCom as at the time of the review. In fact we don't actually know what areas need to be strengthen before applying again. As this will be helpful for our community members, I will like to kindly request for your support on sending us again the final communication in either of this emails: or Thank you so much sir for your help.
Best regards, De-Invincible (talk) 06:12, 28 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]