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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Esh77, and 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!

-- 00:32, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Janusz Korczak[edit]

Hi Shani,

When we met in Milan and I was talking about en:Janusz Korczak. I worked with the Swiss Janusz Korczak Association (http://www.korczak.ch/) for my school newspaper projects, and I will try to use their help with my new project. Best regards ! (Gabriel Thullen) GastelEtzwane (talk) 21:35, 22 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, Gabriel. Great meeting you in Milan. Let me know if you need my help in any way. Good luck with all your projects and we'll keep in touch! :) Shani (talk) 21:46, 22 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

GLAMify has completed a report for you! :)[edit]

Hullo!

GLAMify has just completed a report you asked for, with suggestions for integrating media from commons:Category:Media contributed by the Swiss Federal Archives.

The report is waiting for you here. :) Please note that the report pages may get deleted after 60 days, so if you'd like to keep these results around, copy them somewhere else.

Your faithful servant,

GLAMify (run on 2014-12-27)

GLAM/OBC at Wikimania 2016[edit]

Ciao Esh, I'd like to anticipate to you that the staff here at Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso would be happy to take part in Wikimania 2016 in order to present their experience with the GLAM OBC project and the impact of the collaboration with WM on their activities. Maybe it's still early to discuss it, but it could be a user digest presentation or another type of event. Best, --Davide Denti (OBC) (talk) 11:47, 24 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Ciao, Davide. Sounds good! Soon enough WM-Italy will open the submissions. I suggest that you when they do (which surely you'll hear about), you make a submission about the project. There's a committee that decides what will be accepted or not, not me. But anything other than that -- you are welcome to submit here. Best, Shani (talk) 13:59, 26 November 2015 (UTC)[reply]

YGM[edit]

UY Scuti Talk 18:06, 2 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar standard.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for your interesting lightning talk at the Wikimedia Conference 2017. Ijon (talk) 08:47, 4 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia Library User Group is being renamed![edit]

Hello! In the past few months, the Wikipedia Library User Group has been undergoing some major planning and developments. We just finished our very first open call with the user group members, which was a great success (see the meeting minutes). If you joined us during the meeting, we’d like to thank you for your interest. If not, not to worry, we have lots of things planned for the user group in which you can participate.

This message is to inform you that based on the input received from the user group members and the founding members, it was agreed that the Wikipedia Library User Group’s name be reconsidered by a voting process. As a valued member of the user group, we’d like to invite you to vote on the list of potential names. You can vote by following this link. The poll will run for a timeframe of two weeks. Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 17 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election[edit]

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Hi Esh77! As promised by the Wikipedia Library team at the inception of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group, we are conducting an open-election for the steering committee with 5 to 8 positions. Nominations will be accepted from 3 January 2018 to 9 January 2018. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, you can nominate yourself starting January 2nd next year. This position should attract Wikipedians and librarians with dedication and time to lead the user group in its first year. The elections will happen following the nominations phase starting from 10 January 2018 to 23 January 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WikiLibraryUG [at] googlegroups [dot] com. A message will be sent shortly before the dates linking to the venue for nominations and election. Thank you! On behalf of the user group founding members--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Nomination Phase[edit]

Hello again Esh77! As stated in our previous message, nominations for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group steering committee elections are now open and will remain open until the 9th. If you are interested and have read the instructions, please nominate yourself on the election page. Please forward your queries to libraries(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org, and for private correspondence, please get in touch with one of the founding members. And finally, wishing you a prosperous and happy new year on behalf of the user group founding members! On behalf of the user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 3 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Updates on the user group election and #1Lib1Ref[edit]

Hi everyone, two quick but important updates:

Timeline for nominations and voting[edit]

  • Nominations are extended until 12 January 2018.
  • Candidates will be lightly vetted by the Founding Members (excluding those who are candidates) to help form a well-functioning committee.
  • Vetting will happen from the 13th up to 21 January 2018.
  • Voting will begin on the 22nd of January and end on the 4th of February.
  • To be able to vote, editors must have joined the usergroup before the 21st of January.
  • Results will be announced on or before the 10th of February.

How you can support #1lib1ref[edit]

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 10 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting Phase[edit]

Hello once again! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2018 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group by 21 January 2018, you are eligible to vote. As mentioned under the instructions for voters, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you and תודה![edit]

Dear Esh77,

Thank you for your vote of support to have me serve on the Wikipedia Library Steering Committee. I hope that I am able to make an impact on my work on the committee.

תודה לך על תמיכתך בהצבעה כדי שאשמש בוועדת ההיגוי של ספריית ויקיפדיה. אני מקווה שאוכל להשפיע על עבודתי בוועדה.

Sincerely, Rachel Wexelbaum RachelWex (talk) 19:55, 13 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Results[edit]

Hello everyone! The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is finally over and the results you were patiently awaiting for is here! We had many great candidates with awesome skillsets and experience, unfortunately not everyone could make it to the final eight. We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. It was a difficult choice and they made it. Now, the results. The candidates who made it to the final eight are,

On behalf of the founding members, the TWL team and the user group members, we congratulate the candidates on their successful run and welcome them to the committee. The steering committee and the founding members will soon meet to discuss the handover and next steps of the user group. Thank you--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

HOW CAN I BE A VOLUNTEER IN GLAM CONFERENCE 2018 TEL-AVIV?[edit]

HELLO MY NAME IS COLLINS NEPTALI ARRAIZ LOPEZ AND I LIVE IN VENEZUELA AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE A VOLUNTEER IN GLAM CONFERENCE 2018. WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO BE A VOLUNTEER IN THAT CONFERENCE? SEND ME ALL WHAT I HAVE TO DO IN MY TALK PAGE: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario_discusi%C3%B3n:Naturista2018, THANK FOR YOUR ATTENTION. SINCERELY YOURS, COLLINS NEPTALI ARRAIZ LOPEZ (Naturista2018)

What's new from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group[edit]

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Hi Esh77! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Yes, you heard that right! We are now officially known as the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group (previously, Wikipedia Library User Group). New group contacts are User:Merrilee and User:Sodapopinski7. The elected steering committee has been meeting twice a month ever since their election, working on the organisation and details of user group functioning. Progress is being made and we'd like to keep the members updated.
  • The committee decided to use the libraries(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org and has started making announcements on the list. Please join the list for future announcements and for internal discussions and communications.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (May 14-15, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 27 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and Wikimania[edit]

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Hi Esh77! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Thank you for participating in the poll to help the steering committee plan activities for the year 2018. We received 84 responses, and the results can be found on the resources page. In addition to that, there are a few more things we'd like to share with you.

If you are attending Wikimania,

Bon voyage and have a wonderful Wikimania!

If you are not attending Wikimania, we have you covered too!

  • Please help us plan activities for this year by sharing your suggestions on how to implement the top two ideas from the poll results. The discussion is open on the user group talk page.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (June 28-29, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 14 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Wikidata Sixth Birthday with librarians[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you were planning anything with librarians that are new to Wikidata. We'll probably be hosting the birthday party at a library and this aspect would be interesting to us and we're still looking for inspiration. --YaguraStation (talk) 16:58, 28 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi there, not sure. Pinging Aaron from The Wikipedia Library team. Maybe he could be of more help. Best, Shani Evenstein. 17:07, 28 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Hello YaguraStation, sorry for the late reply. I asked around both in our team and in community programs and there isn't anything planned, at least not yet. But I'll make sure to let you know if I hear something. Truly --AVasanth (WMF) (talk) 10:12, 4 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

your self[edit]

Hi Shani. Just a minor spelling observation. At Wikipedia & Education User Group/User Group election 2018-2020/Nominations you started with If you'd like to nominate your self. However, I think that yourself would be the better choice since it is less abstract. --Gereon K. (talk) 06:40, 18 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

clearly a typo. Corrected now. THanks! Shani Evenstein. 07:40, 18 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]

The Community Wishlist Survey[edit]

Hi,

You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

You can vote from November 16 to November 30. To keep the number of messages at a reasonable level, I won’t send out a separate reminder to you about that. /Johan (WMF) 11:24, 30 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

[Wikipedia & Education User Group] Updates: November 2018[edit]

Greetings,

Integrating Wikimedia with education is a powerful strategy for the outreach of Wikimedia projects. Realising this concept, a group of leaders promoted this and formed the Wikipedia Education Collaborative. After some time, this evolved to become a user group, officially recognised by the Affiliations Committee in June 2018. The user group had its first board elections earlier in September. In the process to formalise activities and give a shape the user group for long-term sustainability, we are now revamping our processes. Thanks for supporting us during incubation stages, we are now inviting you to formally join the user group by following the instructions on the members' page. Being a member will allow you to be a part of this wonderful collaboration and also do interesting stuff.

Kind regards
On behalf of Wikipedia and Education UG, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:44, 10 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Project Medicine Foundation Membership[edit]

Membership renewal

Dear Wiki Project Med Supporter, you are receiving this message as you have shown interest in supporting Wiki Project Med in the past. As our organization grows and evolves, we want to be able to verify peoples ongoing interest in being involved. To that end, the board has decided to require renew of membership every two years. So -- whether you are a current member or not, please fill out our updated membership form, to ensure your membership till the end of 2020. Please note -- We ask that you fill out the form by Feb 3rd, as we are close to elections and only members can nominate themselves for the board and vote!

Best, Shani & Doc James. 01:57, 28 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting Phase[edit]

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Hello Esh77! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2019 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group before 28 February 2019, you are eligible to vote. Not unlike last year, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:43, 20 February 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Elections for 5 seats on the board of WPMEDF & Annual Meeting[edit]

Dear WikiProject Medicine member, the election for 5 seats on the board is underway and voting is now open till March 24th. We encourage you to use your right to vote by supporting the candidates you prefer HERE. Please also note that on Monday, March 25, between 1900-2000 UTC we will be holding our open annual meeting online. A link will be sent via the mailing list / Facebook group so stay tuned. We hope you can join us! Best, James & Shani. 14:16, 11 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

ASBS process[edit]

Hi Shani, 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?

WikiDonne out of time endorsement[edit]

Hi Shani. Today we have slow reflexes, after Nat we arrived later with you too; immediately after Wikimedia Indonesia Emoji u1f60b.svg so we have not the opportunity to show our appreciation. But I still want to inform you and the community about our decision below:

During the official discussion (via email) of 30 April 2019, the Members of WikiDonne User Group, unanimously decided:

To endorse the candidacy of Shani Evenstein at the election of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), for the reasons you can find here Endorsement

On behalf of WikiDonne UG, --Camelia (talk) 13:56, 30 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks so much, Camelia and WikiDonne UG! I truly appreciate your support. <3 Shani Evenstein. 15:03, 30 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Questions for all candidates[edit]

Hi Shani, on the page Affiliate-selected Board seats/2019/Questions are questions to all candidates. Voters would love to see you answer them all. Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 19:06, 6 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, Ad! Already working on answers. It takes its time. There are many questions.. Best, Shani Evenstein. 19:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations[edit]

Congratulations on your election to the Wikimedia Foundation's board and all the best! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 23:09, 12 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks so much, Frank! Your support means a lot. <3 Shani Evenstein. 23:17, 12 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Shani Evenstein, Congratulations on the new position on the Wikimedia Foundation Board. I look forward to working with you. --Geraldshields11 (talk) 12:28, 13 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Gerald, thanks so much, to you and to all the other candidates, for the courage and hard work it took to run. I also want to thank the facilitators, who did a great job in almost impossible conditions. I am excited and humbled to see the wide support from affiliates across the movement. I will do my best to represent and support all of you, and will especially work hard on better connecting with affiliates who chose not to vote for me this time. I don't take it personally; but rather see it as a personal challenge to change their minds and make sure they know I'm on their side as well. We have a lot of work a head of us, and as always, I'll strive to do it together. I look forward to going on this journey with all of you. With gratitude, Shani Evenstein. 13:10, 13 June 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Todo list[edit]

First of all, (belated) congratulations on your election to the board.

I read your candidate statement, and I'm very happy to see that you're focused on a lot of things the WMF really needs, particularly the focus on transparency and accountability (including FDC compliance). I was wondering if you've considered posting a "Todo list" (agenda, list of priorities...) of your major objectives to accomplish while you're on the board, and checking them off as they're solved, like User:Pundit did when they were elected. I think it would help give a sense of progress, especially for those who have the list on their watchlists.

Just a suggestion :) --Yair rand (talk) 21:18, 2 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, Yair. I appreciate the suggestion! The short answer is -- yes, it's on my mind. The longer answer is -- I like transparency and lists, so I might just do something of the sort. At least that's what I was thinking about doing before. But first things first -- I'll have to be officially appointed, which will hopefully happen on August 14th. This will be followed by a period of on-boarding and better understanding how the BoT operates. After that, I'll be wiser about agenda, priorities and how to best communicate with the community. So, step by step... :) Best, Shani Evenstein. 21:54, 2 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Happy Diwali[edit]

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"Hello, In this festive season of lights, rangoli, fireworks and sweets. I like to wish you & your family a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali". Regards,--Rajeeb Bouncywikilogo.gif(talk!)
Thanks so much! To you and your family as well! Shani Evenstein. 12:46, 28 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki World Heritage User Group[edit]

Dear World Heritage enthusiast,
We are thrilled to announce that Wiki World Heritage User Group has been finally recognized ! This wouldn't have been possible without your support !
Please join us on:

Wishing you an excellent week ahead !

Nassima Chahboun (talk) 15:54, 3 November 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members.[reply]

Wiki World Heritage UG preparatory meeting[edit]

Hello Esh77,
The first preparatory meeting of Wiki World Heritage User Group will be held on 26 December 2020 at 16:00 UTC, and are looking forward to having you with us!

  • Meeting link : Here
  • Meeting ID : 763 8364 4697
  • Password: WWH

You are also invited to join us on WWH mailing list and WWH Telegram group.
Thank you !

Yamen (talk) 19:14, 17 December 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members.[reply]

Wiki World Heritage UG board election[edit]

Hello Esh77,

Following the meeting of 26.12.2020, Wiki World Heritage User Group is choosing its first board !
You can find the elections page here.

Nassima Chahboun (talk) 21:07, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members.[reply]

Wiki World Heritage UG board election Reminder[edit]

Hello Esh77,

We would like to inform you that after the self nomination period, we are now voting for the board members and we count on your participation to take part of this first important election.

According to the agreed agenda the voting period deadline is the 29th of January 2021 (Midnight UTC).

You can vote for one or more candidate on this meta page.

Thanks --
Nassima Chahboun (talk) 23:26, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
On behalf of the founding members[reply]

Talk soon? Re: WikiBlind, wikiKind & wikiWonderlands[edit]

Hi Shani. I believe We met in WikiSummit 2019 and talked passionately about our deep commitments to this work. You are doing an amazing job - every time I’ve seen you in these events I’ve been so impressed and grateful for your time and investment of blood sweat and tears.

I’m here to support however I can. Can we start a dialog about possibilities and practicalities. Any platform you like. Telegram? And can we setup a time to talk at your soonest convenience? My calendar is open at calendly.com/drmel

Heart Labyrinth.png It’s a maze of twisty passages all around here. Sometimes it’s hard to feel appreciated.

This Heart-shaped Labyrinth is to say Thank YOU, Shani, for all your hard work over all these years!!!

from DrMel (talk) 21:46, 20 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki World Heritage UG Minutes of the Meeting 02-13-2021[edit]

Hello Esh77!

The first meeting of the Board of Wiki World Heritage User Group (WWH UG) was held last February 13, 2021. Board members discussed several topics including the dispatching of roles inside the board. You can find the minutes of the meeting via the following link [1].

Also, the board discussed the importance of capacity building for the group members and we would like to invite all the members to fill the following form [2] in order to help define the learning priorities.

Furthermore, the board discussed some ideas for the 2021 annual program but we would like to hear also from the members in case they would like to propose some activities. We would like to invite you to update this page and add any potential activities[3].

A meeting will be held in the first week of March in order to finalize the program and you can find below [4] a doodle link to choose the date and time that suits you.

You are also invited to join us on WWH mailing list and WWH Telegram group.
Thank you !

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_World_Heritage_User_Group/Meeting_minutes_20210213
[2] https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSde6BsB8v9WwbLtE0_n5kT0TmZoYXsaFQN2ijP-XZFsJcWmcw/viewform
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_World_Heritage_User_Group/Calendar2021
[4] https://doodle.com/poll/4qmstzpwaxu45pwr


Imelda Brazal (Talk)
Members Liaison, Wiki World Heritage User Group
On behalf of the Board Members

Open Letter from Arbcoms to the Board of Trustees[edit]

Dear Board of Trustees,

This is an open letter from arbitrators and arbitration committees from across the Wikimedia movement.

We have followed closely the process of the creation of the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). We know that many small communities do not have a basic set of rules, so it's hard for new editors to have a good sense of what is allowed and what not. Additionally, we encourage the creation of basic rules of conduct for all wikis to ensure that nobody gets treated poorly. Editors in our communities wish to have an environment conducive to creating high quality content. We do not want to see editors discriminated against based on opinion, culture, sexuality, etc. Editors should be judged by their editing. In our experience, the global community and our projects will generally endorse rules that ensure no individual is a victim of discrimination or hounding.

However, we are concerned about the enforcement of the UCoC and concerned about how that enforcement will be viewed on our projects. The lack of formal consultation with projects before the board approved the UCoC means it risks being seen as imposed by the Wikimedia Foundation from above, rather than being seen as a legitimate community endeavor. Several of our projects have seen major damage and harm done when the communities have come into conflict with the Wikimedia Foundation (for instance dewiki with SUPERPROTECT and enwiki with FRAMGATE). We do not want that to happen with the Universal Code of Conduct as that could undermine the benefits it has to offer for projects without well-developed policies, systems, and experience for dealing with editor behavior. Recent changes to the timeline to allow for more consultation and discussion are a positive step.

It is therefore vital that projects with more sophisticated governing systems, like ours, be formally involved in the next step of the UCoC process. We note the recent call for a new committee to draft the second phase. At least one person with experience as an arbitrator, or similar experience dealing with complex and difficult behavior issues, should be added as a member of the drafting committee, and at least one additional person with this experience, or experience as a Steward, should be added as an advisor.

We understand that individual projects cannot be given a veto over the implementation of the UCoC. However, we hope that you understand that individual projects must feel committed to whatever enforcement mechanisms arise. Without this sense of investment and partnership the UCoC will ultimately fail. Mere consultation is insufficient. A formal process for ratifying the UCoC enforcement system is necessary.

The UCoC must also be a living document. The community is changing and evolving and so has universal behavior. We know that this is a different document than if it had been created 10 years ago, and we feel that universal norms will be different in 10 years. A way to amend the Universal Code of Conduct must be added, and this amendment process should build on lessons learned to date to ensure that communities and individuals have a chance for meaningful input before any amendment is adopted.

Wikipedia and other projects are only possible because of the hard work of editors at communities to create and maintain the incredible store of knowledge available. This path is longer, but hasty decisions and decisions that lack legitimacy in the eyes of the volunteers they effect could cause real damage to our communities and the work we do. In the words of the Wikimedia Foundation values, "Collaboration is not always easy. Sometimes we struggle. Working together is hard, but it’s worth it. We do it because it makes us stronger." We ask you to be stronger together with us.

Sincerely,

Signing members of the cswiki-arbcom[edit]

Signing on behalf of the dewiki-arbcom[edit]

For the enwiki-arbcom[edit]

Signing members of the frwiki-arbcom[edit]

For the plwiki-arbcom[edit]

Signing members of the ruwiki-arbcom[edit]

Signing members of the ukwiki-arbcom[edit]

Signing members of the pswiki-arbcom[edit]


Invitation to participate in Universal Code of Conduct survey - WikiWomen's User Group[edit]

(You are receiving this message as you signed your interest to participate as part of the WikiWomen's User Group)

Hello, my name is Mervat Salman, a UCoC Facilitator, Trust and Safety team.

As you know, the WMF Board of Trustees ratified the Universal Code of Conduct early in February. That's the beginning; the policy itself cannot be used if the enforcement pathways are not defined. The implementation and enforcement of the UCoC requires the continuous cooperation to define clear definitions of enforcement pathways and processes. This needs to be done in a way that does not contradict with the internal bylaws and codes of conduct currently in place, but rather to support them and complement their deficiencies, if any.

In this phase of the process, we would like to invite you to share your ideas, thoughts and concerns about the UCoC implementation, reporting and enforcement pathways using this survey:

Notice: This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement <https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/UCoC_Affiliates_Survey_Privacy_Statement>.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact msalman-ctr@wikimedia.org.

Best regards,

Mervat (WMF) 17:00, 9 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wednesday July 28: Wikispore Day Unconference[edit]

Wikispore Day 0, the picnic that partially inspired Wikispore.
Wikispore Day 1, last year

The second anniversary of Wikispore Day, observed on July 28, 2020, marks twenty-four months from the conceptual sprouting of the Wikispore idea from the Strategy Wiknic in NYC, which was held on July 14, 2019.

You are invited to participate in a virtual unconference for this year!

Wednesday July 28:

  • 12:002:00 pm (New York City time)
  • (16:00–18:00 UTC/GMT, 18:00–20:00 Berlin)
  • Social Hour

Since Wikispore is probably the only Wikimedia project to be born at a picnic, you are encouraged to participate from a socially-distanced green space outdooors if possible.

Wikisporadic Newsletter: August 2021[edit]

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Wikisporadic, an Occasional Newsletter for our Germinating Community.

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Feedback on any of these items is welcomed at your friendly Wikispore Greenhouse!

--Pharos 19:48, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021 submission[edit]

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Dear Shani,

On behalf of the Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2021 programme committee, I am pleased to inform you that your submission "Implementing Wikidata in Educational Institutions: CEE Challenges and Opportunities" has been accepted as a lecture, and it was scheduled for 10:05 (UTC) on Sunday, 7 November (see the draft schedule). Considering that the conference will have language interpretation from English into Russian and vice versa, you have the choice between English and Russian as a language that you will use in your session. If you have not yet registered for the conference, please follow the instructions on this page. In case you have any additional requests or questions, do not hesitate to contact me or any other committee member.

Best regards.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 09:15, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Wonderful. Thanks, Kiril Simeonovski. Confirming the time and looking forward to it. Shani Evenstein. 14:20, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]