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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, HaithamS (WMF). 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!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 04:14, 17 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Welcome to meta, こちらこそよろしくお願いします :) Why in Japanese in any way? Just curious. --Aphaia (talk) 12:32, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Aphaia for the warm welcome. I guess that`s the point, to make people curious :) Thank you again. --Haithams (talk) 13:29, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You're welcome, it works. Again curious, why not use {{#babel:}}? --Aphaia (talk) 20:11, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fellowship News of August 2012[edit]

Fellowship News
VOLUME 1 August 2012 ISSUE 3

As you can see from this month's issue, Wikimedia Fellowship projects continued this month with lots of experimentation. Do you have ideas for a great new fellowship project? Submit a project idea, or tell us what you think about existing project ideas today! Continue reading...

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Fellowship News of September 2012[edit]

Fellowship News
VOLUME 1 September 2012 ISSUE 4

The Fellowships Program believes that supporting editors to lead on community improvements is one way WMF can help boost editor engagement. This month, Wikimedia Fellows worked on 5 projects that aim to do just that. Continue reading...

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Fellowship News of October 2012[edit]

Fellowship News
VOLUME 1 October 2012 ISSUE 5

As WMF narrows it's focus, the Fellowships Program will be winding down in early 2013. We'll be investigating other avenues for supporting individuals via grant-making, and meanwhile, Sarah, Steven, and Tanvir will be continuing their projects for several more months, so stay tuned to the News! Continue reading...

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Fellowship News of November 2012[edit]

Fellowship News
VOLUME 1 November 2012 ISSUE 6

Three fellowship projects are still in full swing! Continue reading...

  • Dispute Resolution Project — A second dispute resolution survey started running this month, in hopes of identifying new ways to retain and recruit more volunteers. An IRC office hours session was also held at the end of the month to solicit feedback and input from the community. Continue reading...
  • Small Wiki Editor Engagement Project — Results from the 6-week help page pilot designed specially for new editors suggest that help page improvements have doubled the number of active new editors on Bangla Wikipedia. Continue reading...
  • WikiWomen's Collaborative Project — The project has entered its second phase, the focus of which is to build more sustainable systems that can be maintained by the community as this fellowship comes to a close, and to focus on engaging with more women who are not yet editing Wikipedia. Continue reading...

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Please see. Was WMPH consulted, by the way? --Nemo 11:20, 8 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Come celebrate IdeaLab’s (re)Launch![edit]

Idea Lab
Idea Lab
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Idea Lab

We’ve redesigned the Grants:IdeaLab to make awesome collaborators and shiny new ideas easier to find.
You’re invited to the (re)Launch party!

Come visit and create a profile, share or join an idea, and tell us what you think about the updates!

Hope to see you there! Siko (WMF) (talk) 19:12, 11 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please fill out our brief Participation Support Program survey[edit]

Hello, the Wikimedia Foundation would like your feedback on the Participation Support Program! We have created a brief [LINK survey] to help us better understand your experience participating in the program and how we can improve for the future. You are being selected to participate in our survey because you submitted or commented on Participation Support requests in the past.

Click here to be taken to the survey site.

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. We really appreciate your feedback! And we hope to see you in the Participation Support Program again soon.

Happy editing,

Siko and Haitham, Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation.

This message was sent via Global message delivery on 20:10, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Help test better mass message delivery[edit]

Hi. You're being contacted as you've previously used global message delivery (or its English Wikipedia counterpart). It doesn't feel so great to be spammed, does it? ;-)

For the past few months, Legoktm has built a replacement to the current message delivery system called MassMessage. MassMessage uses a proper user interface form (no more editing a /Spam subpage), works faster (it can complete a large delivery in minutes), and no longer requires being on an access list (any local administrator can use it). In addition, many tiny annoyances with the old system have been addressed. It's a real improvement! :-)

You can test out MassMessage here: testwiki:Special:MassMessage. The biggest difference you'll likely notice is that any input list must use a new {{#target:}} parser function. For example, {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales}} or {{#target:User talk:Jimbo Wales|}}. For detailed instructions, check out mw:Help:Extension:MassMessage.

If you find any bugs, have suggestions for additional features, or have any other feedback, drop a note at m:Talk:MassMessage. Thanks for spamming! --MZMcBride (talk) 05:24, 1 October 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Beginning of MassMessage, end of EdwardsBot[edit]

Hi. You're being contacted as you're listed as an EdwardsBot user.

MassMessage has been deployed to all Wikimedia wikis. For help using the new tool, please check out its help page or drop a note on Meta-Wiki.

With over 400,000 edits to Wikimedia wikis, EdwardsBot has served us well; however EdwardsBot will no longer perform local or global message delivery after December 31, 2013.

A huge thanks to Legoktm, Reedy, Aaron Schulz and everyone else who helped to get MassMessage deployed. --MZMcBride (talk) 02:36, 22 November 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Temporary adminship expired[edit]

Hello! I've just removed your admin access on this wiki as it was supposed to expire on 31 December 2013 and also removed the self-granted right during that period. If you need the right any further, please see M:RFA or ask Philippe/James. Regards, -Barras talk 20:41, 8 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! Please check Grants:PEG/Stages/Review_tab - maybe need to fix red links? --Kaganer (talk) 23:09, 10 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. I think the target pages have not been created yet. These pages are still under construction. Thanks. --Haithams (talk) 03:53, 11 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

Idea Lab
Idea Lab
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Idea Lab

Hello, HaithamS (WMF)! 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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Request for feedback on my GSoC'14 proposal[edit]

Hi Haithams,

I am planning to work on the project titled "Tools for mass migration of legacy translated wiki content" this summer under Google Summer of Code. I have drafted a proposal for the same over the past few weeks. This project is going to help the translation adminstrators like you in a great way, as it would completely automate the tedious manual task of preparing a page for translation and then importing the translations into the Translate extension. You can check the proposal page for detailed information on how I plan to accomplish this.

As you would be an end user of this tool, it would be great if you could go through the proposal and provide feedback/suggestions. Your feedback would definitely help me improve the proposal as well help in creating an even better tool. You can do the same on the discussion page of the proposal or reply here, whichever is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you!

P.S: I need to submit the proposal to Google by March 19, 2014.

BPositive (talk) 13:24, 13 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please test the new feature Special:PageMigration[edit]

As a Google Summer of Code Intern, I have been working on the Mass Migration tools project for Wikimedia. We are now ready with a minimal working product. The tool helps translators and translation administrators import the old translations into the Translate Extension.

An instance of the same has been set up on labs. You can find some useful instructions on the main page.

Please test the tool and report bugs/suggestions using the link provided on the main page itself. You can have a look at the tracking bug to check already reported bugs.

Looking forward to hearing from you! Cheers. BPositive (talk) 14:33, 14 June 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barnstar and a request for feedback[edit]

Individual Engagement Grant Barnstar
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

en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-09-03/Op-ed

This grant proposal is now live. Please comment on the talk page with any suggestions, or discuss with Aaron in person if you like. I'm also happy to set up a Google video chat. Thanks! --Pine 18:10, 30 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your work on this Pine! I'm not sure if you were aware of the existence of this page when the proposal page was drafted. It's a bit outdated, but thought it might help. Feel free to drop me or/and Aaron any questions anytime on-wiki or off-wiki, I will be glad to help. Good luck! --HaithamS (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for your help![edit]

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Thank you for your valuable contribution to the translation of the Global South Editor Survey questions! With my best regards, -- Haitham S. (WMF)
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Thank you for the star![edit]

Thanks for the present! *print and paste in her desk* :D Best Regards--Caleidoscopic (talk) 14:32, 28 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank You![edit]

Thanks Haitham for your encouragment, this is so sweet of you.--May Hachem93 (talk) 18:17, 2 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank You![edit]

Hello, HaithamS (WMF).It has been a pleasure to help. Thank you for this lovely barnstar. Also I made a request to become administrator of translation here your support is the welcome thanks .Startupevo1 (talk) 11:23, 3 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


When you send massmessage, please include ~~~~ so that bot can archive them / users can know when it was sent. — revi 10:25, 8 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Malayalam translations[edit]

Hi, please don't change Malayalam word താങ്കൾ to നിങ്ങൾ, നിങ്ങൾ is considered as less respectful in some parts (like आप and तुम in Hindi) . Regards.--Praveen:talk 15:36, 9 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Praveenp. Thanks for the message, and sorry about the disturbance. Please feel free to change the translation as you see fits our community, I added a few new sentences based on a professional translation help, as I personally have no proficiency in the language. I trust your judgment on this :) Regards. --HaithamS (WMF) (talk) 16:12, 9 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Happy new year 2015![edit]

Happy New Year 2015 Happy New Year to you Dear HaithamS (WMF) --Grind24 (talk) 23:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IEG Proposals[edit]

Hi HaithamS. I have submitted two proposals namely Wikipedia Takes Rinconada and Run for Free Knowledge. For your comments and endorsement. Thank you very much. --Filipinayzd (talk) 03:31, 27 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! Maybe these test pages is outdates and unneededes? Can I unmark and delete them? --Kaganer (talk) 14:55, 27 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This page was removed from translation system; all translation pages was deleted; category links was commented. Best regards! --Kaganer (talk) 13:00, 29 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, your page (User:HaithamS (WMF)/watchlist.js) looks to be in the wrong content model and is triggering lots of Lint errors to clean up. Do you need any assistance with this page? — xaosflux Talk 20:07, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just noticed the year was old and that you are no longer using this account - I have archived that page to its history. Thank you. — xaosflux Talk 20:09, 19 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]