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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) 14:38, 24 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Global user page migration[edit]

Hello Jonathan. I deleted your local user pages on most wikis as you requested via Synchbot. Your global user page is now active on all wikis. You can see the full log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 17:20, 09 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, Pathoschild! I really appreciate your work. Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 16:01, 10 May 2015 (UTC)Reply


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Lots of edits to LP master page[edit]

Jonathan—there's a sign about updates. Please check that these edits won't be overridden by the bot. Thanks. Tony (talk) 08:56, 9 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

STOP THAT BOT, then. I'm really furious. Tony (talk) 04:02, 11 October 2015 (UTC)Reply


Thanks for your participation in the office hour about instructional video! --Pine 03:32, 27 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

Harassment workshop[edit]

Greetings! You are receiving this message because, at some point in the past, you have participated in a discussion around the topic of harassment. The Support and Safety team is holding a series of consultations gathering feedback on the best potential solutions to the problem. The next stage is a workshop where we hope to narrow the focus to individual actionable ideas and explore how to bring some of these ideas to life.

Best regards, the Support and Safety team via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:35, 17 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Updating Grants:Learning Patterns/All[edit]

Hi J-Mo!
I have noticed that in the past 10 days, the complete list of Learning Patterns has not been updated with the latest LPs. Could something be wrong with GrantsBot? I only assume this because I typically see new learning patterns when I go to that list, which usually has the latest modified LPs at the top. However, I heard about new LPs from community members posting on Facebook, that don't show up. So my assumption is that maybe GrantsBot is not collecting them again.
Do let me know if I should point my question to someone else! Thanks in advance for your help. Best, María (WMF) (talk) 19:25, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, Maria! I had turned the bot off for maintenance. But I just ran the bot as a test, and it seemed to work, so I expect I'll be re-activating this functionality in the next few days. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 21:46, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply
Awesome Jonathan! Thanks María (WMF) (talk) 22:28, 29 February 2016 (UTC)Reply


Hello Jonathan

I would like to know if you plan to attend Wikimania in Italy in June. The Program Committee is looking for a speaker to a user digest presentation on the topic of "imbalance". It will not be strictly about the gender gap, but it would obviously be a big part of it. We are looking for a speaker who has knowledge of the topic but is also good at speaking and engaging an audience. And you were one of those suggested to do it :) What do you think ? Drop me a message on my talk page in any cases. Thanks Anthere (talk) 17:50, 21 April 2016 (UTC)Reply


Hello, Jonathan. I got a notification that you had sent me an email; but I didn't get the email. I think it will have bounced, and I think I have now corrected that. Do you want to sent it again? --ColinFine (talk) 22:26, 19 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi ColinFine. No problem! Just re-sent the message, for reference, I was asking if you'd be willing to speak with me about your Teahouse work (more info). Let me know! Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 23:08, 19 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

Inspired by harassment[edit]

Sir, I apologize if I bother you with my reply in this place, but I see no sense in placing any further comment, reply, or opinion in this grown to unviability discussion at this place.
I experience my own statements being overlooked, ignored, or (un-)intentionally misinterpreted, me myself put next to spewing bile (I could not figure out what coming from SPAs means), and could not find the slightest effort to look into the factual actions of PEarly (WMF) and I JethroBT (WMF), where these are manifestly censoring in this matter. Just to repeat it explicitly: It was not only my suggestion, which has been completely removed from the campaign, although they were at the top of the leaderboard (evidently, the will of a vast, loosely organized movement composed of people who don't know this conversation is happening). It is not simply about shifting content to and from the talk pages, it's about censoring ideas, not considered in line with unspecified expectations.
I feel personally discouraged and even harassed, and all those, who brought the censored ideas to the top of the leaderboard will feel in a similar way. But, oh, I see, they are perhaps only from some ?SPA?, or spewing bile, or at least angry rants or descend on ideas.
WHO is it, who does this? I belong to history in this place. Purgy (talk) 11:14, 16 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Interview follow-up[edit]

Hello Jonathan,

In our interview a few weeks ago, I mentioned that new users were getting bombarded with formulaic templates. If you look at en:user talk:Cupdog, you'll see two formulaic warnings from different tools for the same reason (Speedy deletion nomination for advertising). The second one seems (to me) to be so much better than the first one. Fixing and improving these templates to be less bitey could be a large source of improvement. Tazerdadog (talk) 09:17, 14 July 2016 (UTC) (I am far more active on en-wiki, ping me on my talk page there if you want to continue this conversation)Reply

Malfunction of the form creating script[edit]

When I created my profile in Idealabs the script malfunctioned (colon and slash were missing in the page title). I can not find error myself but this should be fixed. Ruslik (talk) 11:35, 12 August 2016 (UTC)Reply

Thank you[edit]


Thank you very much for the WikiProject SQL on Quarry. --Pine 22:13, 5 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Image without license[edit]

Copyright problem with File:Wmf research notifications survey 201603.pdf[edit]

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Hi! Please update this module for generate translatable categories by default (with language postfix generated with {{#translation:}}). Category Category:Learning patterns curently flooded by translated versions of some patterns. --Kaganer (talk) 21:50, 25 December 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Kaganer: sure, could you help me out with an example of the markup I should use instead? Is it as simple as using instead of [[Category:Learning_patterns]]? Thanks, Jtmorgan (talk) 21:26, 29 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
No, [[Category:Learning_patterns{{#translation:}}]]. --Kaganer (talk) 21:58, 29 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
Cool, I'll make the update. Jtmorgan (talk) 22:06, 29 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
These same proposal for categorization based on "pattern_type2" etc. See as example Grants:Learning_patterns/©©-Change_your_mind_-_a_fun_workshop_for_open_licenses - "pattern_type2" param generate category "Outreach patterns" for all translated versions. --Kaganer (talk) 23:24, 30 December 2016 (UTC)Reply
@Kaganer: I am not able to make this work. I tried appending {{#translation:}} to the base Learning Pattern category and the outreach patterns category within the module, but that just made the categories stop showing up (revert my latest edit to reproduce the error). I think the reason it worked when you added the language postfix to GLAM_patterns because that category was manually added by the editor who created the pattern, not automatically included based on the value of pattern_type=.
Also, I'm not sure I understand the problem yet. Can you point me to some documentation about how the {{#translation:}} language postfix works? And can you show me some examples of categories that are NOT flooded by translations, so I understand the difference? Thanks Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 20:12, 5 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
In my opinion, {{#translation:}} should be called through API in Module:Probox, and then result should be placed in string "page_categories" before "]]", twice. But my LUA-skills is too small for realise this :( Maybe Nemo or Base help us? --Kaganer (talk) 00:00, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
PS: My attempts is not be resulted to correct working :( --Kaganer (talk) 01:19, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Kaganer: I'm not sure my Lua skills are sufficient either. For example, I don't know how to make an API call through a Lua module. But I can try to make some progress if you can you show me an example of how using [[Category:CATNAME{{#translation:}}]] changes the way categories are displayed on the cat page (I'm still not sure I understand), or some documentation for {{#translation:}}? It looks like some kind of parser function, but I can't find info about it anywhere.
Through "frame:callParserFunction" or "frame:expandTemplate" (with using {{pagelang}}). See my attempt as example, but this is not worked correctly ("Lua error: attempt to index global 'frame' (a nil value)"). --Kaganer (talk) 23:24, 24 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
Done - Module:Probox was fixed correctly. --Kaganer (talk) 14:46, 27 January 2017 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, Kaganer, for doing this work. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 00:06, 31 January 2017 (UTC)Reply

Science barnstar[edit]

A Wikimedian "Barnstar" for scientific volunteer work is presented. Note the presence of a microscope superimposed on the star -- a clear visual metaphor for science.
Science barnstar. A Wikimedian "Barnstar" for scientific volunteer work is presented. Note the presence of a microscope superimposed on the star -- a clear visual metaphor for science.

Hey dude. Thanks for your help reviewing m:Research:Interpolating quality dynamics in Wikipedia and demonstrating the Keilana Effect on such short notice. Your notes were really helpful. I owe you one. --EpochFail (talk) 22:02, 20 April 2017 (UTC)Reply

Update regarding Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons tutorial videos[edit]


I regret to inform you that the series of motivational and educational videos project, which had been planned introduce Wikipedia and some of its sister projects to new contributors, is being discontinued.

There are multiple factors that have led to this decision. The initial budget and time estimates were far too small for a project of this scale and complexity. Also, my simultaneous involvement in Cascadia Wikimedians User Group was problematic due to the shortage of human resources for the user group, which resulted in my spending far more time trying to help the user group than I had planned, so my time and attention were diverted from this video project to assisting the user group.

You can find more information in the final report for the grant.

I regret that this project did not fulfill the hopes that many of us had for it, and I hope that in the future someone with the necessary resources will choose to resume work on it or a similar project. If you are interested in working on this or a similar project then please contact the WMF grants team.

On a personal note, I am retiring from the Wikimedia community. Perhaps I will return someday.


--Pine 23:20, 30 August 2017 (UTC) Reply

Series director and screenwriter

Typo on Quarry[edit]


"There is on database per language and project."

Should be one.

Didn't understand if I can fix it by myself. Uziel302 (talk) 11:14, 10 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Fixed, Uziel302! Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 18:10, 11 September 2017 (UTC)Reply


It sems like User:GrantsBot has stopped updating the page Grants:IdeaLab/Ideas/Activity more than a year ago. — Jeblad 12:30, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, Jeblad. @I JethroBT (WMF): who is maintaining Grantsbot these days. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Jeblad: Hi Jeblad, this issue has been persistent for some time. There are some tasks to update these pages on the toolserver, but they have been commented out for some time, and I believe they may not be functional. I've activated them again, but I'll need to see if they work as intended. If not, it may take a few weeks for me to get them updating again as before. I'll update here when I have some more answers. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:26, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
@I JethroBT (WMF): Could the feed be commented out until the issue is fixed? It feels a bit weird to be on the top of the list over so long time. ;) — Jeblad 21:06, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Jeblad: Yeah, that's completely understandable. I've commented out that section for now until the issue is resolved. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:03, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
@I JethroBT (WMF): sounds good. When you get a chance to de-bug, try copy/pasting the relevant line in the crontab and running it manually. If nothing happens or the output is weird, let me know and I'll take a look at my ancient code and try to figure out what happened :) Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:41, 18 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

IdeaLab gadget[edit]

Gadget on IdeaLab to create new idea fails. — Jeblad 12:52, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, Jeblad. @I JethroBT (WMF): who is maintaining the Form Wizard these days. Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:31, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply
@Jeblad and Jmorgan (WMF): I'm looking into this later today. I don't think it's an issue with the gadget generally, but more with the specific config file for IdeaLab. I'll update on the phabricator task when I've resolved the issue. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:07, 17 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Need help for Probox[edit]

Hi, i'm Tomybrz, simple user at french wikipedia; i discovered your project {{Probox}} yesterday : i liked it immediately. But actually i have little knowledge about Lua language and french wiki dosen't have AddMe gadget and FormWizard gagdet. If you have some tips and tricks to give me, that would be great ☺ (please see here : Project:Probox). Best regards. Tomybrz Bip Bip 19:19, 16 June 2018 (UTC)Reply

Hi Tomybrz. Can you tell me what you would like to use Probox for? It's designed to be used with the two gadgets you mentioned. If you don't need to use those gadgets, and if you don't need the template text to be translatable, it's probably easier to use a normal infobox template. Let me know what you want to use the template for, and I will try to give you good advice. Thanks, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:25, 21 June 2018 (UTC)Reply
Hi Jmorgan (WMF), you are right, actually my idea is to improve participant branch with new design (for exemple : here) (I have not yet asked local administrators if they agreed for gadget importation), infobox is a great idea : i will try something similar. I'm coming back to you if I have any news. Best regards. Tomybrz Bip Bip 19:13, 22 June 2018 (UTC)Reply
Tomybrz great! Let me know how it goes. If you decide you want to try out the gadgets, you may also want to talk to I JethroBT (WMF). He has some recent experience installing the FormWizard gadget on WikiData. Best, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 20:48, 25 June 2018 (UTC)Reply

Survey/Research process[edit]

Hey JMo - long time, no talk! I've actually been mulling the research I did on dispute resolution way back when and was considering the idea of doing a fresh one. Things have changed so much nowadays and I am curious on how things have changed over the years. How would I go about possibly doing another one? Steven Crossin (talk) 17:33, 4 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Hi Steven Crossin, great to hear from you! So you're thinking about running another survey? If so, PEarley's team might be interested in supporting you or collaborating. You can ping me at jmorgan@wikimedia.org if you want to talk more about options. Cheers, Jmorgan (WMF) (talk) 19:33, 9 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Inactive bot[edit]

Hello. As per policy, bots which are inactive for a period of 14 months shall have their flag removed. Please reply here if you wish to keep the bot flag. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 08:14, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply