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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, Djembayz. Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

- Ottava Rima (talk) 03:09, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedia Indigenous Languages[edit]

I left you a message about Wikimedia Indigenous Languages on your talk page of the Cheyenne Wikipedia. Thanks, Amqui (talk) 16:00, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Good day, the mailing list has been created for WIL and you are welcome to join: Thanks, Amqui (talk) 18:23, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Endangered languages[edit]

I like the link you just added for the NEH and NSF grant awards, it contains a list of serious people involved in recording and documenting endangered languages. Would be nice if we could contact at least some of them and convince them to release their documentation in a free license. That may be something we can look at through Wikimedia Indigenous Languages, what do you think ? Amqui (talk) 04:32, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, this sounds like something the developers at the Foundation would want to be involved with. Djembayz (talk)

Grantmaking Barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for the thoughtful participation in IEG proposal discussions - hope to have your input again in round 2! Siko (WMF) (talk) 17:10, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Changes to WMDE's proposal to the FDC[edit]

Hi, User:Djembayz: Thanks a lot for taking the time to review WMDE's FDC proposal so carefully. We keep a close lock on changes to the proposal after the proposal deadline, and so while I think your edits were good, I've reverted them since only the entity is allowed to request changes and all of those changes have to be approved by Staff if they are made after that deadline. We know this is quite different from the usual wiki process, so I wanted to post a note to you here to let you know the reason for the revert and at the same time to appreciate your efforts. Winifred Olliff (Grants Administrator) talk 19:19, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

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Idea Lab

Hello, Djembayz! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

Hope to see you there!

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Barnstar and a request for feedback[edit]

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Thank you for commenting on Individual Engagement Grant proposals during this recent round! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts.

To help us improve the IEG program for future participants, would you mind taking this quick 3-question survey?

Thanks again for your help,

--Siko and Haitham, Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions[edit]

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) 22:04, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Can I rename Category:Gender_gap_grant_ideas?[edit]

Hi Djembayz. Thanks for creating Category:Gender_gap_grant_ideas. It is very useful for the upcoming Inspire campaign to have all the existing gender-gap-related ideas already categorized. I hadn't noticed that you had done this, and I just created Category:IdeaLab/Ideas/Gender_gap to serve the same purpose. Would it be okay with you if I re-direct your category there? I have two motivations: 1) perpetuate my existing naming scheme to make life easier for my bots, templates, and gadgets; and 2)make sure people know that IdeaLab ideas aren't grant proposals. Let me know if you have any concerns with this proposal, and thanks again for going through the existing ideas and categorizing them. Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 01:19, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Great, Djembayz. I've re-categorized the ideas and redirected the category. Thanks again for categorizing them. Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 00:25, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Please fill out our Inspire campaign survey[edit]

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Thank you for participating in the Wikimedia Inspire campaign during March 2015!

Please take our short survey and share your experience during the campaign.

Many thanks,

Jmorgan (WMF) (talk), on behalf of the IdeaLab team.

23:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

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Community discussion on harassment reporting[edit]

There are many current proposals as part of the 2015 Inspire Campaign related to harassment management. I’ve created a page, Grants:IdeaLab/Community discussion on harassment reporting meant to serve as a central space where the various stakeholders in these proposals and other community members can discuss which methods might serve our community best so that we can unify our ideas into collective action. I encourage you to join the conversation and contribute your ideas! OR drohowa (talk) 01:11, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Category:Family-friendly meetups[edit]

I'm not sure we need to have this category - aren't all meetups family-friendly? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:06, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Some establishments in the US require you to be age 21 ... do you use the "all ages welcome" terminology in your parts instead? --Djembayz (talk) 21:44, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
It sounds like it's different in the US than the UK. Most UK pubs are 'family-friendly' (or "all ages welcome") at the times when UK meetups take place, so all UK meetups are family-friendly. I'll recategorised them into Category:Wikimedia meetups in the UK, which is a subcat of your category. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:42, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, what did you mean by Category:Family participation in this grant page? Spiritia 11:21, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Spiritia! As you know, there is a stereotype about Wikipedia editors: the editors tend to be men who are "geeky," who have poor social skills, who spend all their time on their computers, who may not be very clean and presentable in public, etc. Although naturally not everyone who edits here is like that, the editors who do fit that stereotype of "computer-nerds" could certainly benefit from some friendly social contact with their fellow editors, instead of experiencing social rejection. The least we can do is express appreciation for the important work done by people who may be working on Wikipedia because their experiences in real-life social situations have been difficult or painful.
I would like to encourage Wikipedia editors to meet each other in real life, and to have more family-oriented social events that welcome their families, friends, and personal supporters. I believe we can become a friendlier place if people get to know each other in person and establish friendships. While we are busy editing, other people are growing our food, caring for our families, and keeping the electric power plants running that power our computers.
Wikipedia is everywhere, and it widely used by children. I was pleased to find a Wikipedia event like yours that would be of interest to families and children, and I hope we will see more of them. Family people are an important part of the mix. --Djembayz (talk) 13:54, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

You're invited to the Ally Skills Workshop at Wikimania![edit]

Thank you for contributing to the grant request for training Wikipedia admins to be more aware of sexism! This grant has been approved in pilot form, and the Ada Initiative is running an Ally Skills Workshop at Wikimania 2015. This workshop will focus on teaching specific skills and techniques directly relevant to Wikipedia admins and editors, and in particular will teach people about the psychology of trolls. The workshop will be on Thursday July 16 from 2pm to 5pm in Don Diego 3.

If you are attending Wikimania, you are invited to apply to the Ally Skills Workshop! Space is limited and we may not be able to accept all applications, so apply now. More information, including a link to the application form, is here:

Ally Skills Workshop description and application form

People of all genders are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, travel scholarships for Wikimania are already closed and we don't know of any other sources of travel funding. If you know anyone else attending Wikimania who might be interested in attending this workshop, please encourage them to apply!

Thank you for your time,

Valerie Aurora (Instructor and Interim Executive Director of the Ada Initiative)

Valerie Aurora (talk) 21:25, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Question on partnerships terms and conditions[edit]

I don't see Talk:Innovation as the best place to ask this, but there is currently a chance to put it directly to the WMF Board at Wikimedia Foundation Board noticeboard#Submissions if you wish. Rogol Domedonfors (talk) 18:56, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

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