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Hi. A ticket in hi- has been received and we need an agent to help. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks. --Ganímedes (talk) 18:07, 21 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Ganímedes: Thanks for the message. I can understand Hindi (hi-2), but not completely. Pinging @Satdeep Gill: to take a look at this. KCVelaga (talk) 01:32, 22 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Ganímedes: This ticket is about incorrect information in a Wikipedia article. It has already been fixed by the community. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 03:23, 22 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

[WikiConference India 2020] Conference & Event Grant proposal

WikiConference India 2020 team is happy to inform you that the Conference & Event Grant proposal for WikiConference India 2020 has been submitted to the Wikimedia Foundation. This is to notify community members that for the last two weeks we have opened the proposal for community review, according to the timeline, post notifying on Indian Wikimedia community mailing list. After receiving feedback from several community members, certain aspects of the proposal and the budget have been changed. However, community members can still continue engage on the talk page, for any suggestions/questions/comments. After going through the proposal + FAQs, if you feel contented, please endorse the proposal at WikiConference_India_2020#Endorsements, along with a rationale for endorsing this project. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:21, 19 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Hi. Rather than having to put administrators through this dance on a regular basis, you can just blank those pages. Even better utilise the configuration that exists with your common.css or one for the skins. That is their purpose.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:58, 15 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Invitation to affiliate members to complete a survey about WMF wide Universal Code of Conduct

Hello; My name is Mervat, and I am helping the Trust and Safety team to reach out to affiliates in order to discuss the Universal Code of Conduct.  

There has been talks about the need for a global set of conduct rules in different communities over time, and finally, Wikimedia Foundation Board announced a Community Culture Statement, enacting new standards to address harassment and promote inclusivity across projects.Since the universal code of conduct that will be a binding minimum set of standards across all Wikimedia projects, will apply to all of us, staff and volunteers alike, all around the globe, and will impact our work as groups, individuals and projects, it’s of great importance that we all participate in expressing our opinions and thoughts about UCoC, its nature, what we think it should cover or include and what it shouldn’t include; how it may develop, drawback or help our groups.   This is the time to talk about it. As you are a valuable contributor to the Wikimedia movement, your voice counts.

Before starting to draft the code of conduct, we would like to hear from you; We invite you to devote some minutes to take this survey; your answers will help us create a safer environment for all on Wikimedia: (English):  

It’s possible that you are a member of more than one affiliate; hence you may receive this survey more than once, and you may have participated previously in the discussions or filled out a previous survey during the first round of consultations about UCoC which targeted wikipedia/wikimedia communities. We apologize for this; it is really difficult to identify if a wikimedian belongs to multiple groups that work to spread free knowledge.

Looking forward to your thoughts and opinions and hoping that you can respond within the next 2 weeks. If you have any questions about the surveys or difficulties accessing the link, please contact me by email (

Results will be considered during the drafting process for the UCoC.

Thank you for your participation

Mervat Salman Trust & Safety (Policy) Facilitator Wikimedia Foundation --Mervat (WMF) (talk) 17:05, 12 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wikisource Pagelist Widget - First Iteration Feedback

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that Wikisource Pagelist Widget is now available on Beta Wikisource. We need your help in testing the widget and providing feedback.

You can test the widget by editing the following Index page on Beta Wikisource:

There is a new ‘Preview pagelist’ button under the pagelist field. Click it to get a preview, and then click on any page number in the preview to open the widget.

You can also create a fresh Index Page for any other PDF or DjVu from Wikimedia Commons and test it.

We need your feedback on the following questions:

  • What is your general opinion about the Pagelist Widget?
  • Is it obvious how to use the widget? If not, what is difficult to understand?
  • What other changes would you like to suggest in order to improve the widget further?

Please provide your feedback on the Project Talk Page on Meta-Wiki.

P.S. - The widget doesn’t work on Local Uploads in Beta Wikisource as of now (due to phab:T257807).


SGill (WMF) (talk)

Sent using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 11:51, 17 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Consortium of Wikipedia Military Historians

Hi KCVelaga. What happened to that project? You set it in motion, and then ... Did you lose interest or do you need input from others? Several people liked the idea, but somebody needs to step up and carry it forward, and the general feeling seems to have been that you were that somebody. An update would be appreciated. Cheers Rsteen (talk) 10:48, 4 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@Rsteen: Hi, thanks for reaching out. Actually various reasons;
  • I went on Wiki-break for a few months after that, and I am no longer actively contributing to military history topic area on English Wikipedia - no that I lost interest in military history topic area but started moving my contributions to other Wikimedia projects. So, personally I was not sure if I should lead it anymore, when I am not active in that area.
  • To transform this into an actual user group, it definitely needs more people. Three people should be given as contacts to the Affiliations Committee, with two of them being signatories.
  • Also, I needed more people to scope the initiative, whether it should limited to Wikipedias, or all Wikimedia projects, what will the activities be, what role will it fulfill etc. I do have some ideas, but more brains are required here.
All these contributed to fading off of the initiative. I would like if someone can take it up, and I am happy share the thoughts that I initially had when I envisioned this, and support whoever is taking this up to progress. I hope that helps to answer you question, at least to some extent. I understand it must be disappointing, sorry for that. KCVelaga (talk) 16:12, 4 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi again KCVelaga. Thanks for the info. No need to be sorry. Friends of mine on Wikipedia sometimes lament about the things they should have done, but did not do, and every time we console each other in the thought that this is a voluntary work, done out of the urge to provide knowledge and enlightenment, but our interests can take other directions - and that is ok. I had hoped that this could be a forum across language barriers - that often prevent us from getting to the best sources of information - but you are probably right that the number of interested members does not give us the ability to do the administrative chores involved in the running of things. Cheers Rsteen (talk) 18:01, 4 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Rsteen: These situations are very much true, and I have witnessed several of them. Yes, it would have helped us in creating such a forum. Yes, unless a certain threshold of active participation is met, administrative work will take over actual work, which is counter-productive. At this point, I have something to ask; should I nominate these pages for deletion or keeping them for historical reference, with a small notice maybe? KCVelaga (talk) 16:44, 6 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
If any other of those originally interested in the initiative should swing by the pages - like I did - it might be a good thing if there was a notice explaining what happened, like the description you gave above. Cheers Rsteen (talk) 01:29, 7 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Community Wishlist Survey 2021: Invitation

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18:26, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2021

SGrabarczuk (WMF)

16:08, 11 December 2020 (UTC)

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Wiki of Functions followup

Hi there, I'm a researcher for the Wikilambda project. Last month we held a naming contest and I'm following up with those who voted to see if you might be willing to provide some feedback to help guide the project.

This would be a 45 minute conversation about your past experience with other Wikimedia projects and thoughts about the future of this new initiative. I'm hoping to gather a wide range of perspectives so I'd be interested in your opinion regardless of whether you plan to have further involvement.

As a way of saying thanks, the research team is offering a $35 gift card (in your local currency) for participation. We could chat by phone or through a website for audio conferencing.

If you're interested just pick a time slot from this calendar link:

Hope to hear from you soon!

// jeff (design researcher) (talk) 11:43, 12 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

MassMessage timestamp

Hi, I'm reaching out to you because you've used Special:MassMessage here in the last couple of months. In phab:T270435 there's a discussion about how to be able to use MassMessage when using the new "Page to be sent as a message" function, which would require an easier way of adding a timestamp. My suggestion is to add it automatically, since MassMassages are going out to discussion pages of different kinds, and should be timestamped. If you have a workflow where you don't want your message to be timestamped, please let me now on my talk page or in the Phabricator ticket. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 14:18, 14 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

[Small wiki toolkits] Workshop on Workshop on "Designing responsive main pages" - 30 April (Friday)

As part of the Small wiki toolkits (South Asia) initiative, we would like to inform you about the third workshop of this year on “Designing responsive main pages”. During this workshop, we will learn to design the main page of a wiki to be responsive. This will allow the pages to be mobile-friendly, by adjusting the width and the height according to various screen sizes. Participants are expected to have a good understanding of Wikitext/markup and optionally basic CSS.

Details of the workshop are as follows:

If you are interested, please sign-up on the registration page.

Regards, Small wiki toolkits - South Asia organizers, 05:53, 24 April 2021 (UTC)

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:51, 9 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Final Call for Candidates for AffCom - June 2021

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

This is a final Call for Candidates for the June 2021 Affiliations Committee election.

If you are interested in running, please post your application and follow all four steps on the nomination page by 30 June 2021 23:59 hours UTC.

If you know somebody you think may be interested, please share this with them and encourage them to consider it. If you have any questions about this process or the requirements, please email before the application deadline or reach out to any of the current members.

On behalf of the AffCom elections committee,

--- FULBERT (talk) 14:37, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]