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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello John Cummings, and 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 (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- 21:32, 6 October 2011 (UTC)


Wikimedia Medicine[edit]

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) 09:38, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

The Stethoscope: A Wiki Project Med Foundation Review (Issue 1)[edit]

Wiki Project Med Foundation

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:

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  • 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


Read the Full Newsletter


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.

--Jake and the rest of the Wiki Project Med Foundation Team, Ocaasi (talk) 20:02, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

BaGLAMa 2 wiki loves earth Tunisia[edit]

Hi John;

I saw your suggestion in the discussion of the grant wiki loves earths Tunisia , I liked the idea, but I can not add the category to this page, you can help us ? --Touzrimounir (talk) 17:37, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Touzrimounir
Sure, just mail me at john.cummings .,.at.,. wikimedia.org.uk and I can sort it out for you
Cheers
Mrjohncummings (talk) 08:42, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

WLE Brasil 2015 - Grant proposal[edit]

Hello,

Thanks for your comments and participation in my grant proposal regarding WLE2015 Brasil. I'm really sorry regarding the level of the discussions there. Argentom is a very famous trouble-maker in our Brazilian community as well in the international community and unfortunately there is no way to stop that. I tried to justify and explain everything in many opportunity but in every new proposal he starts with the same conversation and defamatory messages. Following the recomendation that I received I will stop to answer all questions and trash talking from Argentom. If you have any question or consideration I'm here to provide all information and answers.

Thanks again

Rodrigo Padula (talk) 12:23, 27 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi Rodrigo Padula
No worries, many thanks for your reply, I hope the grant is successful, it's strange the two tool give such different answers.
Cheers
Mrjohncummings (talk) 20:22, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
During the next week I will try to evaluate why the two tools gave as such different answers. Thanks for your help and attention with that proposal. Best regards Rodrigo Padula (talk) 22:04, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

How can we improve Wikimedia grants to support you better?[edit]

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:

This survey is in English, but feedback on the discussion page is welcome in any language.

With thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation.

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Last call for WMF grants feedback![edit]

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.

With thanks,

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What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

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Hi there,

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:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:34, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

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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,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:55, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]

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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)

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Open Call for Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

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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.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:56, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Participate in the Inspire Campaign and help address harassment![edit]

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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,

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 17:46, 31 May 2016 (UTC) (Opt-out instructions)

bn translations[edit]

Hi, Bengali translation of WikiProject_UNESCO/Wiki_Loves_Earth_Biosphere_Reserves_page_translation/bn is completed. Please add bengali translation to http://www.wikilovesearth.bio/ . Thanks --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 23:53, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman:, thanks very much, I will add it shortly. --John Cummings (talk) 10:40, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

IRC office hour for Wikimedia Foundation copyright strategy[edit]

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)

I missed it![edit]

I totally missed your proposal about file management and sharing in the multimedia survey... I opened its section two times briefly and it was in a non favorable position, I guess... funny thing is that I sent an email two days ago to my local chapter if they knew everything like that existed. And I even said that maybe I would have done a proposal like that next year about that. Moral support this time. Sorry. too many proposal to review.--Alexmar983 (talk) 16:18, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

How can i help with the UN wikiproject?[edit]

MechQuester (talk) 21:14, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi MechQuester, thanks very much for messaging me, the most important thing to do at the moment is to create some new articles using text from UNESCO publications, there is a page on it here. Have a look at the section on Creating new articles from external sources and then the section with the red links, UN World Water Development Report is very promising. Please let me know if the instructions are clear, its a new process and I'm making things up as I go along, there is definitely room for improvement. The reason this is so important to do is to build a body of evidence to show that releasing text under an open license can be beneficial for organisations. I'm currently talking to other UN agencies about their content licenses and these examples will be very helpful.
Thanks again
--John Cummings (talk) 10:11, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
Interesting :). You know, I have already a huge respect for UNESCO. Fascinating honestly. I will read and choose a topic soon enough. All those are great topics. All it takes to make things happen is by the phrase "Make it so." ;) MechQuester (talk) 22:07, 24 January 2017 (UTC)
MechQuester, great, thanks, let me know if you have any questions or need anything. --John Cummings (talk) 15:02, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi, I was looking at the 2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs. I think we could start by sending the information to WikiSource. They are a database where you can copy paste stuff, as opposed to writing about it on enwiki. MechQuester (talk) 15:34, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Hi MechQuester, we are going to organise adding all the open license UNESCO publications to Wikisource centrally using bots to keep things up to date, so don't worry about adding them yourself :) I'm trying to automate as much stuff as I can so its a sustainable thing once I'm not here any more. Adding the text from the publications to create new Wikipedia articles or adding the images that they have released to Wikipedia, Wikivoyage etc would be the most helpful thing at the moment. Thanks --John Cummings (talk) 12:19, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Hey, Quick Question. Can you head over to my talk page on Commons? Someone asked about license for those. A little help would be appreciated. Thanks. MechQuester (talk) 14:56, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi MechQuester, I've added a reply, not all UNESCO publications are available under an open license, I added a description of how to find out if documents are available under an open license. You don't need to spend time importing books, it will all happen automatically in a few months with the correct metadata and additional links and categorisation. Thanks --John Cummings (talk) 16:34, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Hey John, I have uploaded a bunch of stuff to Commons:Category:Publications produced by UNESCO MechQuester (talk) 01:08, 1 February 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)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group Steering Committee Election[edit]

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Hi John Cummings! 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 John Cummings! 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)

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)

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)

Your request[edit]

Hi, please follow the instructions when starting a new request, For these types of access, create a subpage just as you would for regular adminship and add it to the appropriate section of this page. Stryn (talk) 17:23, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Stryn:, sorry for doing it wrong, I've never applied for admin before so I don't know what the normal process is (perhaps a link could be added to explain this?), did I do it right? John Cummings (talk) 18:38, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

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

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Hi John Cummings! 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)

Wikimedia and Libraries User Group updates and Wikimania[edit]

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Hi John Cummings! 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)