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Archive: August 2006 — March 2014

James, I did read your responses to my feedback at the PEG application. My best wishes for a productive event. Tony (talk) 04:37, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Tony. harej (talk) 04:37, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiConference USA[edit]

Hi James. Regarding Grants talk:PEG/WM US-NYC/WikiConference USA 2014/Report#Questions_from_WMF, question #2, can you please update us as to the status of the financial reporting of the scholarships? Wikimedia was under the impression that your report would be submitted separately than Wikimedia NYC's conference reporting, but if this is not the case then let us know otherwise how we can proceed to complete the scholarship financial reporting. Thanks OR drohowa (talk) 15:06, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Global user page migration[edit]

Hello James. I deleted your local user pages on all wikis as you requested via Synchbot. You can see the full log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 05:08, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

I saw! Thank you, Pathoschild! harej (talk) 05:10, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

WSM tool[edit]

Good morning,

Noticed that the WSM tool is no longer available on the W Tool Labs. Have you removed this tool or is it just down for maintenance? The NRHP group finds this map highly useful! Thanks. 25or6to4 (talk) 18:06, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello, 25or6to4! The tool seems to have gone down. However, I will want to make a "generic" version, since Summer of Monuments is over. I will get to that as soon as I can. harej (talk) 06:54, 13 March 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.

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Congrats on WikiProject X work, hi and thanks[edit]

Hi! Just thought I'd say thanks and congratulations for your work on WikiProject X! I really enjoyed your and Isarra's talk at Wikimania. Hope to be in touch soon about synergies with other somewhat similar endeavours (like courses)! Cheers, AGreen (WMF) (talk) 17:16, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X directory[edit]

Hi James! How do I find the directory you were showing me this week? I'd like to be able to use it to navigate WikiProjects. :) Verbistheword (talk) 15:03, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello Verbistheword, the directory is located at w:Wikipedia:WikiProject Directory. harej (talk) 17:56, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, harej! —Verbistheword (talk) 18:21, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Women in Red - need for urgent response[edit]

Hi James. There has been quite a lengthy discussion on this project on EN Wikipedia. You might like to offer your own views on how close we are to automating a facility for identifying missing articles in English from Wikidata records for other wikis and also on whether the project should be partly maintained by Wikimedia, given its potential expansion to other languages, etc.--Ipigott (talk) 20:58, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edit]

Hi! The Wikimedia Foundation would like your input on how we can reimagine Wikimedia Foundation grants to better support people and ideas in your Wikimedia project.

After reading the Reimagining WMF grants idea, we ask you to complete this survey to help us improve the idea and learn more about your experience. When you complete the survey, you can enter to win one of five Wikimedia globe sweatshirts!

In addition to taking the the survey, you are welcome to participate in these ways:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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Last call for WMF grants feedback![edit]

Hi, this is a reminder that the consultation about Reimagining WMF grants is closing on 8 September (0:00 UTC). We encourage you to complete the survey now, if you haven't yet done so, so that we can include your ideas.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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Need guidance.[edit]

Hi, this is TwistingTwists (talk) 16:27, 27 September 2015 (UTC) . I am willing to do this Color blindness Checker Project but the contact user's page has been deleted. What can I do now? I am new to wikipedia. Since you endorsed this project, I thought you could be of some help.

Hello TwistingTwists. The user page is deleted but the talk page is up and running. You can contact Dispenser there. harej (talk) 02:42, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Request for CentralNotice banner[edit]

Hi Harej,

I made a request in central notice for this event -> a few days ago but nobody answer me. Can you help me? Now the archivebot delete my request so I do it again today. I hope you can help me! --Giselle Bordoy WMAR (talk) 18:53, 9 November 2015 (UTC)


I want to create a new project called 19th Century American Music (under Project Music). I believe I can get enough interest from other editors to collaborate on improving articles under this project. I really like what you've done with project X and would like to know if you can help set up the project that I want to create using the same features. Please answer on my wikipedia talk page because I never get back to the wikimedia very often. Best Regards,

  Bfpage |leave a message  12:37, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

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Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:34, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

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Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Please Help[edit]

Dear @Harej: I am trying to send one email to past and current Wikipedians in Residence. I do not know how to send it other than using the email user tab on their user page. I sent five emails and then was stopped by the system for awhile. I do not want to make a mistake using mass message. Please would you help me. Thank you in advance. My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 23:11, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Geraldshields11, mass message is for distributing messages on talk pages. If you sent emails using the email user tab, that is the correct way to do it. harej (talk) 16:23, 15 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you @Harej: Is there a method of sending more than 5 emails in one day using the email user tab? Thank you in advance. Geraldshields11 (talk) 17:00, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]


I've recently launched an Inspire Campaign to encourage new ideas focusing on content review and curation in Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia volunteers collaboratively manage vast repositories of knowledge, and we’re looking for your ideas about how to manage that knowledge to make it more meaningful and accessible. We invite you to participate and submit ideas, so please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 28th.

All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is welcome - your skills and experience can help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign to improve review and curation tasks so that we can make our content more meaningful and accessible! I JethroBT (WMF) 05:39, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

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Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:57, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Request for Input - New Central Notice request process[edit]

Hello fellow CN admin!

Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

I have been working on a very rough strawman version of the process and I would be interested in hearing you comments about what such a process should involve and what you think it would require. Please feel free to leave such comments at the process talk page section. I would like to have a working page in place by the end of May. This would not need to be a final version. The process can be improved upon over time as we learn about how well it works.

I encourage you to:


Jseddon (WMF) (talk) Advancement Associate (Community Engagement) -- 02:45, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Participate in the Inspire Campaign and help address harassment![edit]

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Through June, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas focusing on addressing harassment toward Wikimedia contributors. The 2015 Harassment Survey has shown evidence that harassment in various forms - name calling, threats, discrimination, stalking, and impersonation, among others - is pervasive. Available methods and systems to deal with harassment are also considered to be ineffective. These behaviors are clearly harmful, and in addition, many individuals who experience or witness harassment participate less in Wikimedia projects or stop contributing entirely.

Proposals in any language are welcome during the campaign - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign so that we can work together to develop ideas around this important and difficult issue. With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 17:47, 31 May 2016 (UTC) (Opt-out instructions)