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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, Jamie Tubers. 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 if you need help with something (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

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Inspire Campaign survey on outreach to outside knowledge networks[edit]

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Thanks for your participation during the Inspire Campaign focused on outreach to outside knowledge networks from February 2017. I'm interested in hearing your experience during the campaign, so if you're able, I invite you to complete this brief survey to describe how you contributed to the campaign and how you felt about participating. I want to improve how campaigns are run, so let me know if there's something that could be done better for next time.

Please feel free to let me know on my talk page if you have any questions about the campaign or the survey. Thanks! I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 18:34, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

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Survey link error fixed[edit]

Hi there, there was a error with the Inspire survey link that caused the survey to be shown as expired, but has now been fixed. The link in the above message should now bring you to the survey. Apologies, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:20, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Whose Knowledge?: [April 2017][edit]

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Wikimedia Diversity Conference: We need your help![edit]

Dear User:Jamie Tubers,

Thank you for signing up to be an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017! Some of the conference pages are now marked for translation. Please consider translating these pages to the languages you know so that people around the world can read about Wikimedia Diversity Conference in the languages they are familiar with. Please click on the 'Translate this page ' link on top of the main page of the conference to start translating! We are grateful that ambassadors like you are striving to make the Diversity Conference truly global and multi-linguistic. --Netha Hussain (talk) 18:22, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Whose Knowledge?: [July 2017][edit]

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Hello[edit]

Hi Sam,

Trust you're doing fine. I read about some of the tremendous work you're doing with wikimedia and I'll like to be a part of it. Can you help?

I presently have a strong drive to positively impact this generation through open source knowledge. And I see this as one great channel to that. I just need a guide. Hope you can be of help.

Look forward to your response.

Cheers!

  • Hello Afolajimi, thank you very much for your interest in the Wikimedia movement. Wikimedia runs several projects; which one(s) interests you and you'd like to contribute to? Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 09:09, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm impressed by your dedication[edit]

Hi my name is Ransome Telli, I am also a member on here from Abuja Nigeria, and I'm a person with the zeal to write about emotions and feelings, I presently own a blog and I'm planning to launch it (globally) anytime soon, although its still in its early stage. The site address is senayu360blog.wordpress.com under the blog name African and Proud, I too care about expanding the experience of my culture that's why I created my blog, but I keep getting discouraged, are we doing the right thing, I mean everyone is headed towards a new type of culture, the western lifestyle. Look at our dressing, look at our lingua, take a look at the programs we love, are we on the right track? I might be paranoid but I believe the reason is genuine. How do I meet people like you to start with, people who help others get back on their feet? Thanks for having me...

  • Hello Ransome Telli, thank you very much for your thoughts and interests. You just said you're also a member? We'll definitely meet at one of the workshops or meetups. Looking forward to it :). Cheers.--Jamie Tubers (talk) 09:12, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia Library User Group is being renamed![edit]

Hello! In the past few months, the Wikipedia Library User Group has been undergoing some major planning and developments. We just finished our very first open call with the user group members, which was a great success (see the meeting minutes). If you joined us during the meeting, we’d like to thank you for your interest. If not, not to worry, we have lots of things planned for the user group in which you can participate.

This message is to inform you that based on the input received from the user group members and the founding members, it was agreed that the Wikipedia Library User Group’s name be reconsidered by a voting process. As a valued member of the user group, we’d like to invite you to vote on the list of potential names. You can vote by following this link. The poll will run for a timeframe of two weeks. Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 02:59, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Tobynate[edit]

please, can you tell me more about wiki loves africa 2017?

How do i become a member of the editorial crew? Iboro Augustus is my name.

Wikimedia diversity - What happened at the conference and how to follow up[edit]

Hello Jamie Tubers,
We are messaging you now because you signed up as an ambassador for Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017. We are sharing this message far and wide, so apologies in advance if you are receiving this message twice.

During the conference, we dedicated a full afternoon to discussing the strategic direction and what it means for the work on diversity in the Wikimedia movement. Compiling the outcomes of those conversations, we summarized the key problems and solutions identified, and we created a summary statement. But the conversation is far from over! We still need to hear from diversity ambassadors: (1) what does working for diversity mean at your local context?; (2) what are the needs that should be addressed; (3) what resources are relevant for these identified needs?

We know that diversity gains meaning in context, and this is why we need to hear every voice. Please take a few minutes to go over to the diversity conversation page and add your comments.

If you’d like to stay in touch, and share your experience working for diversity with others, add your profile on our group here.

Thank you and see you on the wiki,
Sara (talk)

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Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election[edit]

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Hi Jamie Tubers! As promised by the Wikipedia Library team at the inception of the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group, we are conducting an open-election for the steering committee with 5 to 8 positions. Nominations will be accepted from 3 January 2018 to 9 January 2018. If you are interested in being a part of this committee, you can nominate yourself starting January 2nd next year. This position should attract Wikipedians and librarians with dedication and time to lead the user group in its first year. The elections will happen following the nominations phase starting from 10 January 2018 to 23 January 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact WikiLibraryUG [at] googlegroups [dot] com. A message will be sent shortly before the dates linking to the venue for nominations and election. Thank you! On behalf of the user group founding members--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:40, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Nomination Phase[edit]

Hello again Jamie Tubers! As stated in our previous message, nominations for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group steering committee elections are now open and will remain open until the 9th. If you are interested and have read the instructions, please nominate yourself on the election page. Please forward your queries to libraries@lists.wikimedia.org, and for private correspondence, please get in touch with one of the founding members. And finally, wishing you a prosperous and happy new year on behalf of the user group founding members! On behalf of the user group founding members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:00, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Translation request for New Readers Inspire Campaign-- and thanks![edit]

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Hi there! I'm contacting you because you've volunteered your time in the past to help translate Inspire Campaigns, or you've expressed an interest about helping to translate. We have a new campaign starting soon about new readers, as we try to encourage contributors to develop ideas on how to inform and invite people to use Wikipedia, especially in places where folks are not aware of it. There are two pages that will need translation:

There will be one additional page for translation that includes the questions we will be asking idea creators when they submit ideas for the campaign. I will notify you when that prose is ready.

Finally, thank you for your support; it's very important to me that these campaigns are accessible to folks across non-English Wikimedia projects, and I wouldn't be able to do that without your time and effort. In appreciation, I'd like to send you a postcard from Chicago where I reside. If you'd like to receive a postcard from me, please e-mail me with an address I contact you at to my work e-mail, cschilling@wikimedia.org. I realize this is private information, so if you would prefer not to receive a postcard, that is understandable. Your work to make our projects accessible to everyone is no less appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions about the prose regarding translation. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 20:33, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Updates on the user group election and #1Lib1Ref[edit]

Hi everyone, two quick but important updates:

Timeline for nominations and voting[edit]

  • Nominations are extended until 12 January 2018.
  • Candidates will be lightly vetted by the Founding Members (excluding those who are candidates) to help form a well-functioning committee.
  • Vetting will happen from the 13th up to 21 January 2018.
  • Voting will begin on the 22nd of January and end on the 4th of February.
  • To be able to vote, editors must have joined the usergroup before the 21st of January.
  • Results will be announced on or before the 10th of February.

How you can support #1lib1ref[edit]

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:50, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Voting Phase[edit]

Hello once again! We are happy to announce that the steering committee election 2018 is now open for voting. Because you have joined the user group by 21 January 2018, you are eligible to vote. As mentioned under the instructions for voters, you can vote support for multiple candidates, at most one support for each candidate. Also, oppose votes are not allowed, but discussions are welcome on the talk page.

On behalf of the Founding Members --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:24, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Date change for Inspire Campaign Workshop[edit]

Hi Jamie. This message is related to the Inspire Campaign discussion on how to plan a pilot project. The January 31st and February 1st workshops have unfortunately been cancelled, and this workshop has been rescheduled for next week. The workshop is now scheduled for February 7th at 16:00 UTC. Your questions related to your project and starting a pilot are welcome during this session. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here when you are able. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 20:09, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Dear Jamie Tubers,

Thank you for your vote of support for me to serve on the Wikipedia Library Steering Committee. I have been elected to a position and have accepted it. I hope that I am able to make an impact on the committee and move Wikipedia Library forward.

Sincerely, Rachel Wexelbaum RachelWex (talk) 20:11, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

  • You're welcome! Looking forward to a great leadership by you and the others :).--Jamie Tubers (talk) 17:21, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Community engagement survey for the Iceland Conference 2018[edit]

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Hello Jamie Tubers,

As your username is indicated in the list of the members of the Commons Photographers User Group, you are kindely invited to answer this survey in the order to shape the upcoming Iceland Conference 2018 and help the organizing team.
Thanks! --Dyolf77

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Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election Results[edit]

Hello everyone! The steering committee election for the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group is finally over and the results you were patiently awaiting for is here! We had many great candidates with awesome skillsets and experience, unfortunately not everyone could make it to the final eight. We are grateful to all the candidates for stepping up and boldly throwing their hat in the ring. It was a difficult choice and they made it. Now, the results. The candidates who made it to the final eight are,

On behalf of the founding members, the TWL team and the user group members, we congratulate the candidates on their successful run and welcome them to the committee. The steering committee and the founding members will soon meet to discuss the handover and next steps of the user group. Thank you--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:56, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Food[edit]

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Hello! After the successful pilot program by Wikimedia India in 2015, Wiki Loves Food (WLF) is happening again in 2018 and this year, we are going International. To make this event a grant success, your direction is key. Please sign up as a volunteer or sign up on behalf of your affiliate here.--Abhinav619 (talk) 16:03, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

What's new from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group[edit]

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Hi Jamie Tubers! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Yes, you heard that right! We are now officially known as the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group (previously, Wikipedia Library User Group). New group contacts are User:Merrilee and User:Sodapopinski7. The elected steering committee has been meeting twice a month ever since their election, working on the organisation and details of user group functioning. Progress is being made and we'd like to keep the members updated.
  • The committee decided to use the libraries@lists.wikimedia.org and has started making announcements on the list. Please join the list for future announcements and for internal discussions and communications.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (May 14-15, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:47, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

New community space for IdeaLab on Connect[edit]

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Hi folks. If you're receiving this message, you've contributed to IdeaLab or an Inspire Campaign this year. Thanks for participating to develop ideas and review ones from other Wikimedians.

We are preparing some changes to IdeaLab and Inspire Campaigns. One of these changes is a new community space on Connect, where Wikimedians can find each other based on common activities or skills, and ask questions about the space. You are invited to join this community space for IdeaLab, especially if you would ever consider needing to find contributors with certain skills (like design or project management) or would like to offer your skills to others in our movement. To join, please proceed to Connect/IdeaLab and click on the "Add yourself" button on the right. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 19:53, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

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Inspire Campaign on Measuring Community Health[edit]

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Do you have an idea about how to measure the health of your community? Do you want to review ideas that others have submitted? Through August 10th, we are inviting ideas on how to capture the well-being of Wikimedia communities, in terms of matters like conflict resolution, effective content creation, and being able to contribute in a collaborative environment. Ideas can be focused on either quantitative techniques, such as gathering raw data, or qualitative techniques, like surveying contributors. If you are submitting an idea, guidance is available for how to move your idea into implementation, such as through a grant or starting a Phabricator task to engage with developers.

If you're interested, consider joining the Inspire Campaign. I JethroBT (WMF) 17:13, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

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Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and Wikimania[edit]

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Hi Jamie Tubers! Greetings from the Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. Thank you for participating in the poll to help the steering committee plan activities for the year 2018. We received 84 responses, and the results can be found on the resources page. In addition to that, there are a few more things we'd like to share with you.

If you are attending Wikimania,

Bon voyage and have a wonderful Wikimania!

If you are not attending Wikimania, we have you covered too!

  • Please help us plan activities for this year by sharing your suggestions on how to implement the top two ideas from the poll results. The discussion is open on the user group talk page.
  • The latest meeting minutes of the steering committee meeting (June 28-29, 2018) is now available on Meta.

On behalf of the steering committee,

Aaron,

via--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:02, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Sign-up for Whose Knowledge? on-line newsletter[edit]

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AfroCine[edit]

Hi again :)

I could use some clarification what articles/people would be included as diaspora. Would African-American cinema apply? Would Israeli cinema by North African immigrants or their children? I need to be able to explain this if I manage to get a competition going on HEWIKI. Also, I see there are already some articles in the list - can we already begin? Or do we have to wait for October? Thanks in advance, TMagen (talk) 11:37, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Hello TMagen! Thank you very much for your question! The only criteria for the contest and the project as a whole is for subjects to have African ancestry or some other attachments to Africa. So, I believe that African Americans and African Israelis fully fall within scope. Also remember, the main aim is to fix content gaps....therefore, there are no strict rules on the scope. Creating any content that is remotely related to African cinema is very welcome for the project! :) :).
The list you see at the end of the contest page is due to some people who created articles too early :). Since that isn't essentially a bad thing, the articles were added anyway :). It'd be nice to wait it out till the start of the contest (but hey, no hard rules against actions that are helpful ;)), the rest of this month can be used to create awareness on HEwiki for instance. Let me know if you need to setup mass messaging or anything. :)
PS: I'd like to send you a mail for some additional information, but it doesn't seem like that is activated on your profile. If you don't mind, please use the Wikimedia mail function to contact me :). Thank you once again!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 00:03, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
e-mail sent. Thanks for the answer! Awesome. I'm not getting an overly enthusiastic response yet, but I will definitely participate (and I write A LOT) and at least a couple of my Wiki Women will. Probably only in hewiki, but hey, we have a need to close this gap too. TMagen (talk) 08:08, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Absolutely! We need to have relevant African content in Hebrew too, but we have very few African Hebrew speakers....that's the reason we need the help of awesome Wikimedians like you! :). Thank you for jumping in!--Jamie Tubers (talk) 14:29, 25 September 2018 (UTC)