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Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections

20:55, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

This message never made it there because that page shouldn't be targeted by Mass Messages. The alternative is posting manually, as that's not a single page Village Pump. --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 21:14, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Interesting - I'll look into it - thanks for the heads up. The change was recommended by one of the Italian Wikimedians. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:23, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Who is right, you should post at the Bar if you want at least a small fraction of the user base to really notice you, but messages in English always go to the Embassy and so you're only left with manual posting (which BTW also happens elsewhere. I think it's on da.wp where I go and post manually - although at least there delivery doesn't fail, but I bargained that with having stuff translated when I need it, so I'm fine). But you aren't worried about not so many people reading VP messages, so there's that ;) (thanks again for coming to that meeting). --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 21:29, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
This message had an Italian version - so was not primarily English. But I've changed it back. And it is not that I am not worried about people reading the messages, I am not worried about them responding on the VPs themselves and looking at view rates disagree they are not being read - I think I didn't clearly convey that point. ;) --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:33, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
@Elitre (WMF): Example of how that message looks on Italian wikis that it was delivered to. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:37, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Bassel Khartabil/Straw poll & mail

We could have saved him, and decided not to. Fuck this shit. odder (talk) 17:32, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Template:Main Page/Sisterprojects

Hi! This page was prepared for migration, but not marked for translation by one important reason: if you invalidate many translations by "designed" reasons, that is your responsibility for migrationg old translations through Special:PageMigration. Translators should not do this. We should be save time and effort of translators. I did not have the time and energy to do this, but you probably have them. Then let's go! --Kaganer (talk) 22:22, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

De-Recognition of Wikimedia Hong Kong

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

Recognition as a Wikimedia movement affiliate — a chapter, thematic organization, or user group — is a privilege that allows an independent group to officially use the Wikimedia trademarks to further the Wikimedia mission.

The principal Wikimedia movement affiliate in the Hong Kong region is Wikimedia Hong Kong, a Wikimedia chapter recognized in 2008. As a result of Wikimedia Hong Kong’s long-standing non-compliance with reporting requirements, the Wikimedia Foundation and the Affiliations Committee have determined that Wikimedia Hong Kong’s status as a Wikimedia chapter will not be renewed after February 1, 2017.

If you have questions about what this means for the community members in your region or language areas, we have put together a basic FAQ. We also invite you to visit the main Wikimedia movement affiliates page for more information on currently active movement affiliates and more information on the Wikimedia movement affiliates system.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Affiliations Committee, 16:17, 13 February 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 20:05, 15 February 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Review of initial updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. Message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

The Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, we've grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. Today, we are more than a group of websites. We are a movement rooted in values and a powerful vision: all knowledge for all people. As a movement, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here.

This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve. We hope to design an inclusive process that makes space for everyone: editors, community leaders, affiliates, developers, readers, donors, technology platforms, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach. There will be multiple ways to participate including on-wiki, in private spaces, and in-person meetings. You are warmly invited to join and make your voice heard.

The immediate goal is to have a strategic direction by Wikimania 2017 to help frame a discussion on how we work together toward that strategic direction.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Beginning with this message, monthly reviews of these updates will be sent to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a review of the updates that have been sent so far:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 20:08, 15 February 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Overview #2 of updates on Wikimedia movement strategy process

Note: Apologies for cross-posting and sending in English. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

As we mentioned last month, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a movement-wide strategy discussion, a process which will run throughout 2017. This movement strategy discussion will focus on the future of our movement: where we want to go together, and what we want to achieve.

Regular updates are being sent to the Wikimedia-l mailing list, and posted on Meta-Wiki. Each month, we are sending overviews of these updates to this page as well. Sign up to receive future announcements and monthly highlights of strategy updates on your user talk page.

Here is a overview of the updates that have been sent since our message last month:

More information about the movement strategy is available on the Meta-Wiki 2017 Wikimedia movement strategy portal.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, 18:07, 9 March 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections

Please accept our apologies for cross-posting this message. This message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.

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On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that self-nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Elections.

The Board of Trustees (Board) is the decision-making body that is ultimately responsible for the long-term sustainability of the Wikimedia Foundation, so we value wide input into its selection. More information about this role can be found on Meta-Wiki. Please read the letter from the Board of Trustees calling for candidates.

The candidacy submission phase will last from April 7 (00:00 UTC) to April 20 (23:59 UTC).

We will also be accepting questions to ask the candidates from April 7 to April 20. You can submit your questions on Meta-Wiki.

Once the questions submission period has ended on April 20, the Elections Committee will then collate the questions for the candidates to respond to beginning on April 21.

The goal of this process is to fill the three community-selected seats on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. The election results will be used by the Board itself to select its new members.

The full schedule for the Board elections is as follows. All dates are inclusive, that is, from the beginning of the first day (UTC) to the end of the last.

  • April 7 (00:00 UTC) – April 20 (23:59 UTC) – Board nominations
  • April 7 – April 20 – Board candidates questions submission period
  • April 21 – April 30 – Board candidates answer questions
  • May 1 – May 14 – Board voting period
  • May 15–19 – Board vote checking
  • May 20 – Board result announcement goal

In addition to the Board elections, we will also soon be holding elections for the following roles:

  • Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC)
    • There are five positions being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.
  • Funds Dissemination Committee Ombudsperson (Ombuds)
    • One position is being filled. More information about this election will be available on Meta-Wiki.

Please note that this year the Board of Trustees elections will be held before the FDC and Ombuds elections. Candidates who are not elected to the Board are explicitly permitted and encouraged to submit themselves as candidates to the FDC or Ombuds positions after the results of the Board elections are announced.

More information on this year's elections can be found on Meta-Wiki. Any questions related to the election can be posted on the election talk page on Meta-Wiki, or sent to the election committee's mailing list, board-elections(at)wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Election Committee,
Katie Chan, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee
Joe Sutherland, Community Advocate, Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation Elections Committee, 03:31, 7 April 2017 (UTC) • Please help translate to your languageGet help

enWiki Non Discrimination policy

Hey Greg, I'm a sysop over at enWiki, and recently came upon our local version of the WMF Non discrimination policy. Since it was last updated, the WMF version was changed by Jrogers to be more expansive. I thought about copying the new text into the enWiki page, but wanted to check with you two first; the current version refers to "staff or contractors" rather than "users and employees," so it seemed less relevant to a local project. At any rate, seems striaghtforward but figured I should run it by you all before making the change. ~ Amory (utc) 01:39, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

That page just lists the information presented in the global policy. It should probably just be soft redirected to the global policy page, as is done with other global policies that don't require local expansion or clarification. – Ajraddatz (talk) 02:05, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, that's reasonable, doesn't really apply to local wikis anymore I suppose. ~ Amory (utc) 18:21, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
@Amorymeltzer: Essentially, the policy never had any enforcement over local projects and was always meant to be a policy specific to the Wikimedia Foundation's conduct as an organization. The update in part tried to clarify that and remove wording that caused confusion over its actual purpose and scope. I hope that helps over some clarity on possible next steps. Personally, I think a soft redirect makes sense. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:34, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Meeting in Berlin

Hi! Meeting in Berlin was held or planned? My colleague is ready to participate… --Kaganer (talk) 14:23, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia ZA details

Hi Greg, I was going over the details displayed on the Wikimedia Foundation's website for Wikimedia South Africa and I have noticed a couple of inaccuracies. I would like to know if you could please correct them for me? The first one is that Wikimedia ZA's website url is incorrect. The correct url is http://wikimedia.org.za/. The telephone number is also out of date. Could you please change it to "+27 79 515 8727", we will use this number in the interim until we have a new more permanent number setup. Thanks, Douglas.Discott (talk) 19:26, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

You've got mail

--Alaa :)..! 15:48, 17 January 2019 (UTC)