User talk:JSutherland (WMF)

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A call for help against discrimination[edit]

Hello Joe Sutherland! I ask for your help! I am a participant of the Azerbaijan Wikipedia and I have been working in this Wikipedia for 5 years, creating a huge number of articles and most of them have the status of selected or good articles. But I am discriminated against. They insult me. They mock me in the most inhumane ways. And all because I'm a Christian, they discriminate against my religion and the worst thing is that they constantly campaign against my activities in the Azerbaijan Wikipedia. Because, I create articles on the rights of LGBT people. I want help from you, please give me a link where I can apply for this problem. I hope very much for your help. Keete 37 (Farid Aliev) (talk) 11:19, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Hey Keete 37, just to say that we have received your emails and the Trust and Safety team will follow up there. Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:34, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the response Joe Sutherland. I have a lot of materials and that the helpers were deeper informed, if I need to, I will individually send out screenshots and links by correspondence. With great respect to you - Keete 37 (Farid Aliev) (talk) 20:08, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi Joe,

While doing some maintenance I've found that you've recently granted centralnotice admin rights to a group of WMF accounts... which are globally locked, so they can't even log in into their accounts. I'm not sure how to proceed here. If they're going to be unlocked then I'll keep their rights, if not, maybe you can take care of them :)

The accounts are BHouse (WMF), RDeLucio (WMF) and TGutowski (WMF).

Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:01, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Ooooops. That's my mistake. They're from Trilogy and will be working on banners for the English fundraiser. I'll unlock! Sorry :) Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 17:56, 14 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi Joe. Howdy? Can you please check/confirm if [1] is indeed a staff user? Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:35, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

@MarcoAurelio: Yes, she is. :) Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 15:54, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I did [2]. Regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:37, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Marco! Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 18:06, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

Completion of Fundamental of Training Module in Chinese[edit]

Hi there, Here is the first part. Sorry for the late completion, thanks to @Wolfch:, we translate this piece together :)

--Liang(WMTW) (talk) 08:51, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks so much, Liang :) This is so helpful! I hope that your translations can make these modules useful for zhwiki. (I'm sorry for not catching your previous ping :) ) Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 02:37, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Training Dashboard - Tracking possible?[edit]

Hi Joe, I am interested in creating a training module and want to first thank you for the good description. Further it would be great to have more information on possible exitpoints the users experience. Is there a possibilty to track how many users did a particular training and when they exited the training? Thanks in advance for your help! Best, --Stefan Schneider (WMDE) (talk) 12:01, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

@Stefan Schneider (WMDE): Thanks for the kind words! Your question is a good one, and one that we're also investigating. If you "log in" to the dashboard (which I believe uses oauth credentials from Wikimedia), it will track which modules have been completed locally. That is, I don't think it will currently allow this progress to be broadcast further than the user's own browser. We're thinking about ways to make this better, possibly through manual means (barnstars, userbox certificates, etc.) or something more sophisticated (a tracking bot, automatic posting of progress, etc.) Hopefully that makes sense! I am also going to also flag this conversation to Sage (Wiki Ed), as he's the fantastic coder behind this system and might already be thinking about this ;). Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 23:56, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Stefan Schneider (WMDE), Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation): the dashboard keeps track of when each module was started, the furthest slide reached, and when it was finished, for any logged-in user. That progress ought to be added to the user profile pages (eg, ) at some point, but for now, it's only shown in the context of a course/program where some trainings have been assigned, so it's not that useful for P&E Dashboard. Tracking completion for logged out users, just for the sake of counting unique people who have completed a given module, would also be worthwhile to add at some point.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:38, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
Sage (Wiki Ed), Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation): Thanks four your prompt reply. So Start, progress and Training Module are tracked for every logged-in user. For I can see only the duration, number of students and the role in different projects, but for example for my account there is no information tracked but I completed the whole Wikipedia Training Modules. Do I or any logged-in user have to explicitly enable tracking to see the Start, progress of for example the Wikipedia Essentials?--Stefan Schneider (WMDE) (talk) 08:58, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
I don't think you have to enable it... Sage (Wiki Ed) will be better positioned than I to answer these kinds of questions, sorry. Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 22:08, 26 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your support, Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation). I'll ask Sage.