Fundraising translation feedback
I wanted to ask for your help. As you may be aware we have been running banners on many language wikis. We have a lot of new content this year and I really want to conduct a thorough review of our translations. This is a combination of feedback from the community, readers, donors as well as those with professional translator experience. This will help us ensure the highest quality of translations used in our messaging.
To help us out with this I wonder if you would be willing to give us feedback for Polish using This Link
Simply follow the simple instructions on that page and if you have any questions feel free to contact me on my talk page.
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.
GLAMify has completed a report for you! :)
GLAMify has just completed a report you asked for, with suggestions for integrating media from commons:Category:Media contributed by the Walters Art Museum.
The report is waiting for you here. :) Please note that the report pages may get deleted after 60 days, so if you'd like to keep these results around, copy them somewhere else.
Your faithful servant,
Hello Jarekt, You've been a big help with this article before. I want to improve the portrait in this article. I would like to replace the faded photo with a high quality photo of an oil painting of it. I sent email@example.com an e-mail on Saturday, July 11, 2015 7:19 AM, attaching the oil painting and a permissions formed which was filled out. Its almost a month since I sent it, asking them if they could replace the photo with the oil painting, and I've received no reply. Would you be able to find my e-mail and take a look at it, and let me know if this replacement might be possible? Thank you. Nicola Mitchell (talk) 19:48, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.
An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.
The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.
Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign
If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnumwikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.
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Hi Jarek T,
You have been nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work! Please email us at merchandisewikimedia.org and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.
Hi! You voted for improving plagiarism detection as an important suggestions in the community wishlist survey last year. I'm pinging people who showed interest in that task to tell them we have some suggestions for how things could look, if you'd like to glance at them and give us some feedback. They're available here: phab:T120435#2266283. It's easiest if comments are left in Phabricator, since that's where much of the development is happening, but they can be left on Meta too, of course. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 17:23, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
IRC office hour for Wikimedia Foundation copyright strategy
Hi there - thank you for your participation in the copyright strategy discussion so far! In addition to contributing on-wiki, you may be interested in an upcoming IRC office hour the Wikimedia Foundation legal team is holding to discuss the copyright strategy. It will be on September 15 at 14:00 UTC. More information is available on Meta-Wiki. Thanks! Joe Sutherland (WMF) 00:48, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
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)
Wishlist Survey votes
Hi Jarekt, Thanks for participating in the Wishlist Survey! I saw that you posted support votes on Support KLM files and Improve QuickStatements. Voting hasn't started yet -- the voting phase starts on November 28th. We're not counting votes that are cast early, because the proposals can change during this phase, and you might end up voting for something that changes in a way that you didn't expect. I'm going to change the Support template in your message to "Good idea". If that response doesn't work for you, then feel free to change it. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks! -- DannyH (WMF) (talk) 00:40, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
- DannyH (WMF), Thanks for heads up. I realize that there will be a voting phase and I meant to support or not support different ideas going to the voting phase. "Good idea" message works for me. --Jarekt (talk) 17:50, 17 November 2016 (UTC)
Hi Jarekt, you wrote
- Big fan of Quarry tool, but I never noticed the issue mentioned above. I would support any quarry maintenance efforts if they are needed. --Jarekt (talk) 13:31, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Re , are you sure sending people to OTRS is a good use of everyone's time? I always try to avoid using OTRS. I prefer to get people to publish stuff under a free license in the open, e.g. on their own website or (at worst) free hosting spaces. --Nemo 19:21, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
- Nemo when someone releases an image under CC license, but it is clear that they are not the photographers or file was previously published somewhere on the web, than we add a standard template c:template:No permission which says that if they are copyright holders than they need to send a permission to OTRS an if not than they need to find photographers or copyright holders and ask them to send it. Most of the time we never hear from them again, but sometimes they follow through and send the permission. Your solution is fine but it only covers situation when the file was previously published. --Jarekt (talk) 03:16, 6 March 2017 (UTC)