- 1 Wikimedia Medicine
- 2 The Stethoscope: A Wiki Project Med Foundation Review (Issue 1)
- 3 Wikisource User Group
- 4 Welcome to the IEG Committee
- 5 Wikisource User Group and Community Poll
- 6 Wikimedia genealogy project
- 7 Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics
- 8 Notifications from the Dutch Wikipedia
- 9 Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions
- 10 Inspire Campaign Funding Committee
- 11 Please fill out our Inspire campaign survey
- 12 Wikimania Scholarships
- 13 You're invited to the Ally Skills Workshop at Wikimania!
- 14 How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?
- 15 Last call for WMF grants feedback!
- 16 What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?
- 17 Future IdeaLab Campaigns results
- 18 Inspire Campaign on content curation & review
- 19 Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants
- 20 Participate in the Inspire Campaign and help address harassment!
- 21 2016 Community Wishlist Survey
Thank you for your interest in Wikimedia Medicine. We hope to create a non profit corporation to promote the aims of the Wikimedia Movement within the topic domain of medicine. This means we plan to promote the creation and release of "health care information in all languages" under an open license. This will be done primarily via speaking and collaborating with both individuals and organizations who share our goal. We are working on a number of collaborations already and are open to more ideas. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:39, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
- Thanks for the tip! I believe I contacted you earlier this year when I discovered that the ICD-10 was under copyright, so I am delighted to see this collaboration: en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/ICD11! Are you the contact? Do they understand our policies now? I believe the ICD-11 is a good candidate for Wikidata. Jane023 (talk) 09:54, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
- I meet in person over two days with a number of people at the WHO. As well I gave a 90 minute in-depth lecture on the position of Wikipedia in Medicine. There are still a number of hurdles which need to be overcome regarding the ICD-11 but all are hopeful. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:03, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
- well to implement a complete ICD in all languages takes more effort than the WHO can give. For starters, not all conditions tracked by the ICD exist in all languages or all countries. That is to say for example, that in China there are no anxiety disorders, though China may have anxious people living there. Perhaps the WHO can give the list of conditions in ICD-10 that will not change in ICD-11? Or maybe the ICD-11 for those countries that already have cc-by-sa status for their list today? 126.96.36.199 07:08, 22 October 2012 (UTC)
The Stethoscope: A Wiki Project Med Foundation Review (Issue 1)
Wiki Project Med Foundation (WPMEDF) was formally incorporated in New York as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is bold like Wikipedia's: Imagine a world in which every single person is given free access to the sum of all medical knowledge." That's what we're doing.
In this newsletter:
- Designing our logos and name: How and why we made them
- Creating Our Board: Who's involved and what they're doing
- Adding 70+ Interested members: Participants from all over the globe
- Furthering ongoing projects: Expanding exciting in many directions at once
- Proposing Wikimania presentations: Sign up for the talks that interest you
- Taking on on social media: Up and running with outreach (plus business cards!)
- Charting pathways for how you can help right now: a great list easy and important areas to contribute
We aim to run The Stethoscope at least once per quarter and no more than once per month. We only send to people who already signed on as WikiProject Med or Wiki Project Medicine Foundation interested members/participants. If you do not want to receive the newsletter, please add your name here.
It's been a pleasure so far, and we have so much more to do. Wishing you happy Spring up North and pleasant Autumn down South.
Wikisource User Group
- Translate this WsUG invitation (thanks to Aarti for writing it!) into the languages you know
- The invitation is meant to be delivered to this list of wikisourcerors, check if we should add someone else!
- Read the new version of the WsUG page, and, if you feel like, add your thoughts about what should we do as a group on the talk page.
What do you think it's the first priority as a group of wikisource users, and what would you like to see accomplished? We'd very much like to understand what wikisourcerors want :-) --Micru (talk) 14:33, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
Welcome to the IEG Committee
Thanks for signing up to join the Individual Engagement Grants Committee! It is my pleasure to confirm your membership. We’ve got a lot to accomplish together, particularly during the next 3 months, and it will be awesome to have your help. Here is how to get started:
To make your membership official, please do 2 things by Tuesday 10 September:
- Introduce yourself in the IdeaLab.
- Send your email address and preferred username to IEGrantswikimedia.org, so that we can subscribe you to the committee mailing list and get you setup on the committee's internal wiki.
Then there are 3 first tasks for active committee members to start on right away:
- Review information in the Committee Workroom (your committee organizing hub on meta), including responsibilities and the review process.
- Join a working group.
- Start giving public feedback on open ideas, drafts and proposals. Asking questions to gather information you’ll need to make a recommendation helps prospective grantees think their projects all the way through, and will give us more great proposals to choose from.
Our formal review of proposals starts in early October. I’ll be posting information about scoring and selection of proposals on the committee mailing list and in the Workroom closer to that time, so please keep an eye there!
Wikisource User Group and Community Poll
Hi Jane023. You receive this message because you signed the Wikisource User Group page: the User Group, as you probably know, is being evaluated by the AffCom, and they asked some questions that involve all interested users (as you are :-). Could you please take a moment to read these questions and answers for yourself? It is very important. Moreover, make sure you read and review the Wikisource community poll: we would like it to be filled in by as many users as possible, and we need really your help for that. If you want and can translate it, please write it here. Please contact us if you want to help: Wikisource is an amazing project, and it can be much more amazing if we all work together :-) Thanks! --Aubrey (talk) 08:55, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics
Notifications from the Dutch Wikipedia
Hi Jane, I see that the Dutch Wikipedia community notes its editors who have passed on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deceased_editors
When a notable editor passes would you please ask the Dutch community to inform Wikimedia-l or Wikimedia-announce? I think the global community would like to know about losses of high-profile editors. I think the Signpost would have profiled at least one of the Dutch editors who passed away in 2013 if we had known about the circumstances, just as we did for a few other editors who have left the global community in the past year.
- Yes, that's a good point - I still miss the user Advance, who did lots of edits to artworks and artist biographies on the nl wiki, but also on Commons and the en wiki. I'll pass that along. Jane023 (talk) 06:06, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitions
The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.
If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on change.org.
Inspire Campaign Funding Committee
Hi Jane023. Thanks so much for signing up to participate on the Inspire Campaign Funding Committee! We really appreciate your support and willingness to share your time and expertise. We'd love to get your feedback on the funding page we've created for the campaign. Please post any questions/comments on the discussion page. If you can no longer serve on the committee or would like to contact me directly, please email awangwikimedia.org. Thanks again! Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 20:44, 16 February 2015 (UTC)
Please fill out our Inspire campaign survey
Thank you for participating in the Wikimedia Inspire campaign during March 2015!
Please take our short survey and share your experience during the campaign.
Dear Wikimania Scholarship Committee member,
Due to Scholarships#Phase_1, the first reason applicants may fail in Phase 1 is that The applicant is a 2014 scholarship recipient that did not complete their post-conference report.
And due to this list, some users who had got scholarship for wikimania 2014 and didn't complete their reports, has got scholarship for wikimania 2015, again; while they should have been put aside just at first.
How could this be responded ? They not only have been replaced some others unfairly, but it also shows that selecting process doesn't fulfill as it has mentioned. Hashtablakoo2000 (talk) 09:15, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
- I am very sorry, but as a committee member I was only involved in the selection criteria process, so I don't know the answer to your (quite valid) question. I can only say that the selection process needs some improvement, so if you have time, you may want to volunteer for the selection committee for next year. BTW, I agree that failure to complete a post-conference report shouldn't impact the eligibility for the next conference (not everyone can write readable English!). So the short answer to your question is probably that other factors weighed more heavily in round 2. Jane023 (talk) 09:39, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
You're invited to the Ally Skills Workshop at Wikimania!
You were suggested as someone who might be interested in the Ally Skills Training Workshop at Wikimania! The workshop is designed to train Wikipedia admins to be more aware of sexism and is funded by an Inspire grant. The workshop will focus on teaching specific skills and techniques directly relevant to Wikipedia admins and editors, and in particular will teach people about the psychology of trolls. The workshop will be on Thursday July 16 from 2pm to 5pm in Don Diego 3.
If you are attending Wikimania, you are invited to apply to the Ally Skills Workshop! Space is limited and we may not be able to accept all applications, so apply now. More information, including a link to the application form, is here:
People of all genders are welcome to attend. Unfortunately, travel scholarships for Wikimania are already closed and we don't know of any other sources of travel funding. If you know anyone else attending Wikimania who might be interested in attending this workshop, please encourage them to apply!
Thank you for your time,
Valerie Aurora (Instructor and Interim Executive Director of the Ada Initiative)
- Thanks for the invite! I am neither an admin, nor am I attending Wikimania this year, but thanks anyway. Jane023 (talk) 05:26, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?
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:
- Respond to questions on the discussion page of the idea.
- Join a small group conversation.
- Learn more about this consultation.
This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.
Last call for WMF grants feedback!
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.
What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?
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:
- Learn more about this consultation
- Vote on and submit new campaign topics in the AllOurIdeas Survey
- Discuss campaign topics and ask questions on the IdeaLab talk page
Future IdeaLab Campaigns results
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,
Inspire Campaign on content curation & review
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)
Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants
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.
- Submit a grant request or draft your proposal in IdeaLab
- Get help with your proposal in an upcoming Hangout session
- Learn from examples of completed Individual Engagement Grants
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,
2016 Community Wishlist Survey
You’re getting this message because you participated in the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey and we want to make sure you don't miss it this year – or at least can make the conscious choice to ignore if it you want to. The 2015 survey decided what the Community Tech team should work on during 2016. It was also the focus of Wikimedia hackathons and work by other developers. You can see the status of wishes from the 2015 wishlist at 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Results.
The 2016 Community Wishlist Survey is now open for wishes. You can create proposals until November 20. You will be able to vote on which wishes you think are best or most important between November 28 and December 12. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:17, 14 November 2016 (UTC)