feedback for Wikidata mockups
You indicated that you'd like to help with the interwiki link phase of Wikidata. We're currently looking for feedback on mockups about linking on the Wikipedias. In case you have not seen them yet it'd be great if you could have a look and tell me what you think.
- Thanks for telling me about it Lydia. I am taking at look at it now. --Discott (talk) 16:01, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Questions for FDC candidates
Hi :-) thank you for putting yourself forward for the FDC. I want to draw your attention to the list of questions that people can answer to help the Board of Trustees learn more about the people volunteering for the committee.  Look forward to seeing your answers. Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 21:51, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Your comments are invited on four current FDC proposals
Hello! As you may know, we've opened the community review period for the current funding round in the Funds Dissemination Committee process. I noticed that in the past you expressed interest in the FDC, since you were a nominee for the committee. I'd like to invite you to review the 4 proposals (totaling $1.3 million USD) that were submitted to the FDC, and to ask questions and share comments about those proposals. You can help to ensure that they have high potential for impact regarding the movement's goals. The FDC especially values comments by community members and will take them into account when they prepare their recommendations. Let me know if you have any questions! --Katy Love, Senior Program Officer, Funds Dissemination Committee, Wikimedia Foundation, 22:36, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for the reminder. This page is a duplicate so I have requested that it be deleted. Thanks for putting it on my radar.--Discott (talk) 05:34, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
- I Maarten, nice work. I think I will merge it into our bid tomorrow. Lets chat about it some more at our next meeting this Wednesday.--Discott (talk) 20:36, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?
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Volunteering for Grants:IEG/Motivational and educational video to introduce Wikimedia
- Hi Pine, I am not sure. However I can help I guess. We do a number of edit-a-thons so I get the opportunity to show people how to start editing. I guess I could test out the videos to see how informative others might find them? --Discott (talk) 07:23, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
- I have a couple of specific ideas for how you can help. First, would you be willing to read the script outline and leave any comments on this talk page? Second, would you be willing to attend an IRC office hour, and help with scheduling by following the request here to fill out a Doodle? Thanks! --Pine✉ 18:35, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
Inspire Campaign on content curation & review
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Join us on The AfroCine Project
This is to introduce you to a new Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project. This new project is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. If you would love to be part of this (or you're already active in this area), by coordinating local programmes around African cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local Wikipedia, kindly list your username or organization as a participant on the meta project page here.
Furthermore, In the months of October and November, we are organizing a global contest and edit-a-thon tagged: The Months of African Cinema. If you would love to join this exciting event, also list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia page. If you would love to lead this contest (or any other relevant program) for a non-English Wikipedia community, please feel free to translate the English Wikiproject page to your local language Wikipedia, or you can create one from scratch!
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See you all there!
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- user:John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) may be able to assist with your environmental collaboration
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- Awesome, thanks Bluerasberry! Great catching up with you in DC last week! --Discott (talk) 20:34, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Welcome to the Months of African Cinema!
The AfroCine Project welcomes you to October, the first out of the two months which has been dedicated to improving contents that centre around the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
This is a global online edit-a-thon, which is happening in at least 5 language editions of Wikipedia (en, he, es, it, bn) and Wikidata. Join us in this exciting venture, by helping to create or expand articles which are connected to this scope.
On English Wikipedia, we would be recognizing Users who are able to achieve the following:
- Overall winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd places)
- Country Winners
- Diversity winner
- High quality contributors
- Gender-gap fillers
- Page improvers
- Wikidata Translators
For further information about the contest, the recognition categories and how to participate, please visit the contest page here.
If you'd love to organize this contest for your local wiki or organize in-person events centred around this project, or you need further information about the AfroCine Project, please leave a message on the project talkpage. See you around :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 22:50, 03 October 2018 (UTC)
The Community Wishlist Survey
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Write For the Rights Tunis
I hope you are doing fine. This is Houssem from Wikimedia Tunisia. We met last year in WikiIndaba in Tunis. I am working on a small editathon about LGBT+ rights and culture in Africa and the MENA region, and looking for some international participants to join us in Tunis from the 22nd to the 24th of March to write Wikipedia articles about the topic. We have a grant from Wikimedia foundation to cover the local expenses of the participants (accomodation, food, local transportation, etc), but every participant is responsible for his flight ticket and visa. Most of the comings are supported by their chapters (Germany, France, Nigeria). I was thinking, can Wikimedia ZA support someone from its community to come and participate? We are looking for people who are interested in the theme and can write in their local language to ensure diversity and reduce the language gap on Wikipedia about LGBT content. I alreday found a participant interested in coming. She is an activist in South Africa but she's not a wikimedian yet. What do you think? --Houssem Abida (talk) 13:42, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
- Hi Houssem Abida great to hear from you again. I hope you are well. That sounds like a great project which we would love. With regards to requests for support, which I assume you mean financial support, unfortunately WMZA is not in a position to provide that as we don't have budget for it and our grant process is currently still being written up so we have a very limited budget until that is done after July this year. However it is a great learning for us as it shows the need to possibly create a budget line item for such an expense in the future.--Discott (talk) 14:18, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
- Thanks for the quick reply Discott. Yes by assistance I meant financial aid for the potential participant you might send. Yet, wikimedians can always contribute remotely. If you know anyone from your community who is interested by the question of LGBT+ in Africa, can you tell him/her? Or maybe just share it with the community. Thank you very much!--Houssem Abida (talk) 19:44, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
Hoi Douglas, thanks for nominating yourself in the ASBS process. Could you answer the set of general questions (Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019/Questions) to all candidates on that page please? Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 14:32, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Questions for all candidates
- Thanks for the reminder Ad Huikeshoven, I am working on my answers as we speak. --Discott (talk) 08:12, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
AfroCine: Join the Months of African Cinema this October!
After a successful first iteration of the Months of African Cinema last year, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October 1! In the 2018 edition of the contest, about 600 Wikipedia articles were created in at least 8 languages. There were also contributions to Wikidata and Wikimedia commons, which brought the total number of wikimedia pages created during the contest to over 1,000. About 9 in-person events were also organised for the edit-a-thon in different parts of the world.
The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called The AfroCine Project, which is dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, and events, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
If you would love to join this exciting event, please list your username as a participant on the English Wikipedia contest page. If you would love to lead this contest for your country or community, please list your name in the coordinators' page here. The rapid grants team would be accepting proposals throughout October and November, in case you'd need funds to run local edit-a-thons or some other activities related to this event. Upon listing your name on the coordinators' page, you'd be contacted to talk about the resources you'd need to run the event in your community. You can also contact me directly for any clarifications.
Finally, We also need volunteers to handle some aspects of the AfroCine project. These aspects include:
- Community Liaison: This role essentially involves closely engaging with local communities to support their activities within the scope of Afrocine.
- Communications: This involves the communications aspects of the project. Sharing relevant information on mailing lists and social media would be the responsibility of this person.
- MAC Jury: This role involves joining the jury of Months of African Cinema contest. We need as many people as we can get 🙂.
- Tools: Going forward, we would need relevant tools to better track the metrics and also analyse the general impact of these events. We are calling for Wikimedia volunteers who can navigate wikimedia tools that can be useful for the project.
If you would love to help with any of these roles, or some other roles that have not been mentioned, please contact me directly or on: samoye_hotmail.com
If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me personally or right here or the project talkpages.
I contact you since you are marked among the "People who are interested" in Advanced technology page. As you might already know, the EU is working about a regulation of the AI environment, in order to promote its potential and at the same time to protect the citizens from unwanted uses. It is going to be an important moment for achieving the most empowering, safe and clear definition of the rights and duties related to the AI, affecting also Wikimedia's opportunities, not only inside EU. I kindly invite you to participate to the discussion, firstly by commenting the page that is dedicated to it, in order to draft Wikimedia's answers to this legislative initiative of the EU.
The EU's survey will remain open until 14 June 2020, but we will take input into account until 31 May 2020.
- Thank you Mattia Luigi Nappi for the heads up on this. I am very interested in this area however I am not sure that I am able to participate as I am not a citizen of an EU country. I am South African. However this is the sort of thing that Dimi z would be very interested in and pinged in on. I haven't talked with Dimi about AI stuff very much but this is a great excuse to reactivate the AI user group so we can discuss issues like this in more detail. Personally my concerns revolve around the issue of copyright and AI but I know that this is more expansive than that.--Discott (talk) 10:03, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
- Thank you for your interest. I personally think that there are two good reasons why it is licit and interesting to have your contribution, @Dimi z: - which is the main sponsor of this discussion - will correct me if I am wrong:
- We are elaborating an answer by Wikimedia, a group of projects to which you contribute to as well as all the others do, to the survey of a federation of countries (it is not interesting only the opinion of the users of the countries belonging to this federation).
- This regulation will probably have quite a large influence worldwide, maybe inspiring the discussion of the South African regulation too, as for example it happened for the GDPR regulation about privacy in several countries.
Sunday August 23: Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting
The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a proposed forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.
The idea is to follow up on the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting and other strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 18:04, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
Sunday October 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting
The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.
Following up on the September and August SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday October 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 16:42, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
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