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Welcome to Meta!


Hello I JethroBT, 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!

-- 19:46, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics

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Hello, I JethroBT! 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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You can call me in in the Midpoint project, if there is any open slot. I am mainly active in En WP. --TitoDutta 23:25, 14 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

Friendly response


Hey Jethro, it's Allen!

I have to leave this message on Meta, because you know why I were blocked on the English Wikipedia and making poor judgment calls due to reckless lack of editing. I probably want to edit again, but Technical 13 contacted me about I want to be emailed by him at least a month if I don't start editing now. If I may convince you may unblock me or get my talk page access back on Wikipedia at least 6 months or 1 year later before I start to edit there again, but I have to stop this now. Can you reply to this section what I'm saying here? --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 03:49, 21 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Allen, we just told you in IRC a few hours ago to stop asking for an unblock. It is just going to make the block period a lot longer. Jethro, be advised that this user has made numerous requests for an unblock in just the past few hours. Please make your decision a wise one. Eurodyne (talk) 04:05, 21 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Eurodyne: I'll stop asking for unblock, but I'll stop editing now. You got it? --Allen (talk to me! / ctrb / E-mail me) 04:20, 21 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
No Allen, I don't got it. You just said you would stop asking for an unblock in IRC today. I don't believe you. Eurodyne (talk) 04:22, 21 November 2014 (UTC)Reply
@Eurodyne: Thanks for the notice; I've had sufficient interaction with Allen2 on en.wiki to know an unblock is completely unwarranted. The editor should also be blocked here as these indiscriminate unblock requests across pretty much all available fora are highly disruptive. I JethroBT (talk) 04:54, 21 November 2014 (UTC)Reply

Posting responses on Grants:IdeaLab/Towards_a_New_Wikimania


Hi Chris Jethro Schilling / @I JethroBT (WMF):,

I've tried to post responses on Grants:IdeaLab/Towards_a_New_Wikimania but I was getting some error message preventing me from saving.

Hence I've recorded my responses as user subpages:

  1. Building shared understanding of Wikimania's value
  2. Rethinking the overall form of Wikimania

I request you to kindly post these responses on the relevent page and sections so that they are recorded. Umpteen thanks in advance..--Muzammil (talk) 12:58, 14 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Hindustanilanguage: Thanks, I've added your responses there. Sorry about the editing issue, I believe I've fixed that problem as well, so if there are other things you wanted to add to the discussion page, please go ahead. Take care, I JethroBT (talk) 21:15, 19 January 2016 (UTC)Reply
@I JethroBT: Thank you very much!Thank you very much!--Muzammil (talk) 06:40, 20 January 2016 (UTC)Reply

May I add some ideas in the following days? Like use basic wikimetrics to target more requested articles, avoid to create deleted articles as a first step, etc etc... It is not as it should be in an in ideal word but is what work easily. I know by experience.−−Alexmar983 (talk) 05:52, 18 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

@Alexmar983: Of course! I had developed that idea based on my own experiences, and I imagine the experience of other folks could only stand to improve the examples I've started there. Thanks! I JethroBT (talk) 06:06, 18 March 2016 (UTC)Reply
Of course but you know, you wrote it yourself.. ask first in a talk ;) I could not ignore what i was supporting, couldn't?--Alexmar983 (talk) 06:37, 18 March 2016 (UTC)Reply

Creating articles from Biosphere Reserve descriptions



  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • URL

--John Cummings (talk) 10:16, 24 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi @I JethroBT: I'm working on some instructions for the template here, let me know when you're done and I'll test the instructions out. Would be great to share it with people while we're at Wikimania :) --John Cummings (talk) 19:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Whose Knowledge? user group update


Hi I JethroBT! Thanks for joining the Whose Knowledge user group - we’re so glad to have you involved!

Here are some updates about recent activities:

  • User group approved: Our user group was officially approved in October - hooray! Big thanks to Raystorm and FloNight for the idea to create a user group for the Whose Knowledge? campaign :)
  • Mapping feminist knowledge at AWID's 2016 Forum: Interested in learning more about what we’ve been doing lately? Read our blog post on what we learned from mapping feminist knowledge at Association for Women's Rights in Developments 2016 Forum.
  • New grant proposal:
    • We’ve proposed a WMF project grant. It would be great to have your feedback and/or endorsement by November 1 if this project interests you!
    • It would also be great to have your help notifying communities already working on systemic bias about this proposal. Here is a draft message - please translate, change as you see fit for your own context, and share in any communities you’re active in on and off-wiki!

Looking forward to doing more together very soon! Siko (talk) 01:31, 18 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Whose Knowledge? News - February 2017


Thanks for all of your support for Whose Knowledge? so far! Get ready, we're going to need lots of your help in 2017 :)

What's new in 2017:

1. Volunteers needed

As Whose Knowledge? grows, there are lots of things to do! Can you help?

  • Are you good with data entry, categories, mailing lists or social media? We especially need people to help with organizing knowledge for Dalit History Month, and building out our communications (including this monthly newsletter!) right now!
  • If you're interested in volunteering for these or any other projects, please signup here

2. Pilot projects

Building partnerships and testing our approach with marginalized communities.

  • Dalit History Month: We're working with Equality Labs to support Dalit communities in South Asia and the United States to map knowledge and create Wikipedia content. Dalit History Month edit-a-thons are coming in April!
  • Women's Human Rights Defenders: In partnership with Urgent Action Fund, we'll be supporting a group of women's human rights defenders around the world with more mapping and wiki content creation. Themes and geographies coming soon!
  • Kumeyaay Wikipedia Initiative: Following the 2016 Indigenous People's Day edit-a-thon, we're continuing to work with members of the Kumeyaay tribe in Southern California and Baja to map and contribute indigenous knowledge to Wikimedia projects. A discussion day with Kumeyaay community in San Diego is being planned for May.

3. Funding

We've got financial support for 2017!

  • WMF grant: 6-month funding (February-July 2017) was approved to pilot our approach to mapping knowledge and creating Wikipedia content with the Dalit community and global women's human rights defenders. Thanks for all your endorsements!
  • Shuttleworth Fellowship: Anasuya is a Shuttleworth Fellow! This means we'll be able to spend more time organizing, and have support for convenings, campaign infrastructure, etc.

4. Wikimedia Strategy

Find us at Wikimedia Conference.

  • Anasuya and Siko will be carrying the Whose Knowledge? vision of diversity, pluralism and representation of marginalized communities into movement strategy conversations in Berlin March 2017.
  • What's your vision for the Wikimedia movement? If you have a perspective that you'd like us to help represent in Berlin, please reach out and let us know!

In solidarity,

Siko (talk) 22:08, 7 February 2017 (UTC)Reply

Whose Knowledge?: [April 2017]

Whose Knowledge News
April 2017 • Volume 1 • Issue 2
Activities and Events:
Dalit History Month Events; Wikimania 2017 submissions
Resources lists
Wikimedia Movement:
Wikimedia Strategy: Knowledge is Global
About Whose Knowledge?
If this message is not on your home wiki's talk page, update your subscription.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Whose Knowledge? News. Please reach out to us if you have any ideas or suggestions! -- Saileshpat using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Rapid grant to support a hackathon/conference on offline open educational resources


Hello - I was asked to ping you to let you know about our rapid grant proposal. Many thanks! Walkerma (talk) 23:11, 17 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Walkerma: Hi Walkerma, this is my volunteer account. I generally don't check it too often during the week, so just keep in mind to use I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) if you want to get a hold of me regarding a grant request. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 23:17, 17 July 2017 (UTC)Reply
Sorry, my mistake. I tried but couldn't find that page (probably a typo), but this one came up in a user search. Do I need to re-post on that WMF page? Do I need to list the proposal anywhere? Thanks! Walkerma (talk) 02:22, 18 July 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Walkerma: Nope, everything is all set. I'll be leaving some feedback on the proposal later today. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 17:14, 18 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Whose Knowledge?: [July 2017]

Whose Knowledge News
July 2017 • Volume 1 • Issue 3
Activities and Events:
Okvir pilot in Bosnia and Herzegovina; Wikimania 2017
Emancipatory Design Research
Wikimedia Movement:
Letter from Buenos Aires
About Whose Knowledge?
If this message is not on your home wiki's talk page, update your subscription.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the '''Whose Knowledge?''' News. Please reach out to us if you have any ideas or suggestions! -- Saileshpat using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:18, 2 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

JSTOR account redistribution (The Wikipedia Library)


Hi - according to our records you received a free account for JSTOR through The Wikipedia Library. Because we’ve used up all of our allocated accounts, and it’s been some time since they were distributed, we want to redistribute any accounts that aren’t being used to users on our waitlist.

If you’re still using, or plan to use, your JSTOR access, no problem! Simply head over to the Library Card platform, log in, and request a renewal of your account. You should be able to do this from your user page, or the JSTOR signup page. If you can’t find the renewal button, or have any other issues or questions about this, please feel free to leave a message on my talk page. We’ll begin redistributing inactive accounts in September; if you request renewal after then we will only be able to reactivate your account if we have spots remaining. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Sign-up for Whose Knowledge? on-line newsletter


Hi everybody,

We are leaving the wiki newsletter format behind and venturing into the email newsletter format. We'd love to keep sharing our projects and adventures with you all! You can sign up here to make that happen.

See you all there!

With love & solidarity,

Claudia - and the WK? Comms Team using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:45, 17 September 2018 (UTC)Reply

inputbox test


Chicago User Group


I added myself to "Interested in participating", but i see that i and others do not yet have a talk page,

and as you know we can not start our own talk page's.

so to that end unless you are going to create a public mailing list on lists.wikimedia.org

that seams to be the only way to keep in touch with us. 01:47, 6 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Follow up on Advice on understanding Wiki, this time on your volunteer page :)


Hi, I guess this is the right place to ask this now, thank you.

I am here to ask from advice from an experienced editor like yourself. The reason I am here on wikipedia is due to a university project focused on understanding the heart of wikipedia, one I am not clear on but understand it is centered on informing people around the world, as well as the constant volunteer effort to make sure said knowledge is valid. is there a way I can communicate with the many people in wikipedia? and conversate about their own efforts and motivations?
 Thank you JethroBT, really appreciate your help.

Whose Knowledge? Drop-in July 2022 invitation

Whose Knowledge? logo

Over the next 2 weeks, we want to invite Whose Knowledge? User Group members to a community conversation about the upcoming Board of Trustees election. We’re also testing these drop-ins as a great way to be in touch, and establish periodic check-ins with our community.

There will be 2 informal drop-in sessions on different days and times. Please come to the session that works best for you:

  • Drop-in 1: Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 12pm UTC
  • Drop-in 2: Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6pm UTC

To learn more, visit the event page. If you can't join us, but you are interested in the conversation, we’d be more than happy to hear from you on our Talk page!

Just a gentle disclaimer: You are getting this message because you have signed up as a member of Whose Knowledge? User Group. We will send invitations like this from time to time, but we promise not to burden your Talk page. Feel free to unsubscribe from the distribution list.

--Mariana Fossatti (WK?) (talk) 18:19, 29 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Invitation to participate in the photo contest Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports 2023


English Dear I JethroBT,

We’re excited to share with you our first-ever art and photo contest for this year’s #VisibleWikiWomen, on Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports!

We’re inviting submissions of photos, illustrations, and other forms of art depicting womxn and non-binary people in sports — as athletes, fans, cheerleaders, referees, journalists, and much more. Our #VisibleWikiWomxn contest celebrates the bodies of womxn in sports by centering their voices, images, stories, and experiences in all their diversity, plurality, and glory.

You can find all the information on our landing page: Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports

Spanish Hola I JethroBT,

Queremos invitarte a participar de nuestro primer concurso de arte y fotografía "Cuerpos plurales en el deporte" en el marco de la campaña #VisibleWikiWomen de este año.

Estamos convocando a presentar fotos, ilustraciones y otras formas de arte que representen a mujeres y personas no binarias en el deporte - atletas, personas aficionadas, animadoras, árbitras, periodistas y personas ligadas al deporte en todos los aspectos. Nuestro concurso #VisibleWikiWomxn celebra los cuerpos de las mujeres en el deporte centrándose en sus voces, imágenes, historias y experiencias en toda su diversidad, pluralidad y gloria.

Puedes encontrar toda la información en la página del concurso.

Portuguese Olá I JethroBT,

Ficamos felizes em convidar você a participar de nossa primeira Wiki-competição de arte e fotografia, como parte da campanha #VisibleWikiWomen deste ano, sobre "Corpos plurais no esporte"!

Estamos recebendo fotos, ilustrações, e outras formas de arte que retratem mulheres e pessoas não-binárias nos esportes — como atletas, torcedoras, juízas, jornalistas, e muito mais. Nossa competição #VisibleWikiWomxn celebra os corpors de mulheres e pessoas não-binárias e coloca ao centro suas vozes, imagens, histórias, e experiências em toda sua pluralidade e glória.

Você pode encontrar todas as informações necessárias em nossa página: Unpacking Body Plurality in Sports.

Mariana Fossatti (talk) MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:49, 20 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your support


Hi, thank you supporting the start of Japanese User Group, appreciated very much. Cheers, Omotecho (talk) 16:58, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply