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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.
Superprotect letter update
Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.
Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.
I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.
Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.
Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.
- I think it's entirely your choice when you formally deliver it. The message is effectively 'delivered' by the very public signatures. - Jmabel (talk) 19:25, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Wishlist Survey late addition
Hi -- You added a proposal to 2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Commons last week, but unfortunately that was after the proposal/endorsement phase. We were inviting people to submit proposals between Nov 9-22. The voting phase started on Nov 30th, and we're not including any new ideas posted after that. I moved your proposal and the votes to Talk:2015 Community Wishlist Survey/Commons.
I'm sorry to take your proposal out, because it's a good idea and it got some support votes, but we want to have clear beginning and endpoints so that we can be fair to everybody. You can see the description of the whole process at Community Tech/Community Wishlist Survey description. Let me know if you have any thoughts. -- DannyH (WMF) (talk) 20:21, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
- No problem with this except the part that tells me I can see the description of the whole process on... a page that doesn't exist. - Jmabel (talk) 21:12, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
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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)
Community engagement survey for the Iceland Conference 2018
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.
- Nothing in what I've heard proposed would merit my spending my money on a trip to Iceland. - Jmabel (talk) 00:59, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Commons Photographers meetup
We are sorry about that, we waited in front of the room until 18:45, but the the strategique session not end yet, so we have changed the room, again we are sorry Mounir Touzri (talk) 22:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC) @Touzrimounir: Ah. And we two were each in other strategy sessions that went as long as that one, came in as they were all breaking up. Oh, well. I believe there's only one or two of you I've met face to face, if anyone sees me tomorrow, please feel free to introduce yourself. The picture here is me. - Jmabel (talk) 22:30, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Wiki Loves Food
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) 16:02, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
Abuse filters, Laurynas Didžiulis and Confidenciali
It's all quite simple really..
lt:Vikipedija:Forumas#Šalinamas puslapis: Sveiki, Kad ir kaip redaguočiau keliamą informaciją, puslapis visad yra šalinamas ir ištrinamas redaktoriaus, nors atitinka visus reikalavimus.
Translated: Hello, No matter how I edit the information, the page is always removed and deleted by the editor, even though it meets all the requirements.
 shows Confidenciali attempting to create the page on Commons. The first entry is c:Special:AbuseFilter/120. Confidenciali is a new user (< 3 edits) and namespace 0 is the gallery or main namespace. The new entry did not include "#babel" and the title did not include a slash. (these would be hallmarks of a user simply creating a user page on which a link to YouTube is no problem) It did include a link to YouTube, Tumblr or any of the other listed sites. No wonder, I bet they simply copy-pasted their article about Laurynas Didžiulis to Commons..
The second abuse filter entry is just for trying to create a gallery page without a <gallery> tag, Wikidata list, Wikidata Gallery or Football kit. Obviously, copy-pasted Wikipedia articles contain none of those so that gets blocked.
Laurence Gross (talk · contribs) created the article on ltwiki on 2 April (deleted next day), Confidenciali created the article on 9 April. This may be an alternative account, or they forgot their password and created a new account, or it's a coincidence, or whatever. — Alexis Jazz (ping me) 16:21, 21 April 2020 (UTC)
- @Alexis Jazz: Why is this on my user page on meta, which I almost never us, instead of in the thread where this was being discussed? Is this an implicit request for me to take the time to edit this into an appropriate response to the user, or what? Is it OK with you if I copy-paste your whole comment into that discussion? - Jmabel (talk) 16:50, 21 April 2020 (UTC)