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Preventative protections[edit]

«It is standard procedure to protect the rules page of an upcoming WMF Board election». I think you're a bit confused here, I assume this is a misunderstanding.[1] [2] I understand that as a temporary administrator you don't know Meta-Wiki policies and guidelines, and our project pages don't help much with that, but it would be better for you to refrain from a hasty usage of your flag. If you don't revert your last protection, I'll consider this intentional wheel warring, ask another administrator to intervene and consider asking the removal of your temporary flag. Thanks, Nemo 11:48, 18 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

I think you will find that you are in fact the one that is mistaken. (2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005) You are of course free to ask for an outside opinion into this from a bureaucrat, another admin or the community in general, but I would just like to point out that in the same day you have accused a member of the WMF board election committee of trolling and reverted the action of another without discussion on a board election page for which the committee is tasked by the WMF board with running. -- KTC (talk) 15:46, 18 February 2013 (UTC)Reply
Nemo, I'm sorry but you seem to be the one who is confused. It does not matter that they are temporary, the election committee has Complete control over the election pages, their word is final. No normal meta admin (who is not also on the election committee) or crat has any right to barge in and declare that they have priority and no local policy is in play here. This has been the LONG standing policy and is nothing new. In my honest opinion any sysop or crat who tried to remove rights from an election committee member because of an action they committed on an election page (unless it's an emergency temporary action because you worry about account compromise) should lose their own rights, permanently. It is attitudes like this which is why Strategy was better off in it's own wiki and why people don't like to set up separate projects on Meta. Jamesofur (talk) 07:12, 19 February 2013 (UTC)Reply
I've just read what above and I disagree with it. I planned to reply later but I recuse to do so per [3]. The situation is very worrying but we have to live with the catastrophes of the world. Thanks, Nemo 20:01, 21 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Translate questions[edit]


I added a question to the page below.


I was not sure about where to put the Dutch translation, maybe you can help me.


Tim, Timboliu (talk) 08:39, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Transclusion questions Board/FDC elections[edit]

Hi KTC. You made this page which is then transcluded in the question page of the elections. I find the link to the user name only to be counter intuitive on this page. While on the questions page, people who click should be led back to the candidate statements rather than user pages, which usually don't show the candidacy statement. I would link to candidate statements like so: Cristian Cantoro. What do you think? notafish }<';>

+1 this is a good idea. Thehelpfulone 19:30, 16 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for changing this! notafish }<';> 21:45, 16 May 2013 (UTC)Reply
No problem. -- KTC (talk) 21:47, 16 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Learning Pattern session[edit]

hey KTC! i heard you had some excellent learning that was shared in your talk at the diversity conference (I sadly had to miss it). it would be great if you could attend the Learning Patterns hackathon this week to help capture some of those learnings! let me know if you can make it :) Jwild (talk) 00:17, 13 November 2013 (UTC)Reply

Request for CN adminship[edit]

Hi there KTC! I've right now closed your request for CN adminship as successful and gave you the necessary rights. As I've already mentioned on the page, maybe you are also interested to help with the upcoming steward elections in regards to central notice banners, see here for more information. Have fun with the new right! -Barras talk 14:09, 9 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

Thank you very much. I'll have a look at the Stewards election coordination when I have a chance. -- KTC (talk) 14:19, 9 January 2014 (UTC)Reply


Hi, I noticed that you translate this message using a machine translator of some kind. In this case, both Bing Translate and Google Translate came up with better results than the translation plugin you used. However, please avoid using Vietnamese machine translation for CentralNotice banners, because the banners are very visible and Vietnamese machine translation is usually erroneous, or at least very inconsistent. Whenever a Vietnamese translation is urgently needed, please feel free to ask any of these users. Thank you. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 07:01, 21 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

I didn't do the orignial translation. I copied those from last year that were listed as "published" and changed 2013 to 2014. -- KTC (talk) 10:31, 21 January 2014 (UTC)Reply
OK, sorry for the confusion! – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 10:50, 21 January 2014 (UTC)Reply


Hi KTC, As you requested, deleted 172 pages from the link you gave, I left 4 pages as they had 2015 related texts and edited by someone else, those are listed below. Please confirm if you want them to be deleted.

CNBanner:Wikimania2015Scholarships-text2/en ‎
CNBanner:Wikimania2015Scholarships-text1/en ‎
MediaWiki:Centralnotice-Wikimania2015Scholarships-text2 ‎
MediaWiki:Centralnotice-Wikimania2015Scholarships-text1 ‎

--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:33, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. Yes, those 4 can go as well, as they're all associated with the deleted 'Wikimania2015Scholarships' banner. KTC (talk) 20:17, 19 January 2015 (UTC)Reply
Done :)--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 16:33, 20 January 2015 (UTC)Reply


Hi, thanks for moving the section, I was reluctant to do so myself (as the script for adding candidacy worked this way). Pundit (talk) 15:43, 22 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

CentralNotice banner FoP[edit]

Hello KTC, I am coordinating the CentralNotice banner for the FoP issue for more than a week. I noticed that on the English Wikipedia a text was used in the Sitenotice that is problematic and does not meet the minimal requirements that are needed for a sensitive subject as this. The next is not credible, compelling and certainly not accurate. Also this does not fit in the strategy of the EU policy group who is coordinating the European effort. If a wording is used that is not accurate and credible, Wikipedia gets harmed. I can imagine why this text is used, as the text proposals I made in an earlier stage are not removed from the page, nor commented for the problematic wording. We as coordinators of the initiative have spoken about the wording without writing it down on the wiki. So please, do not activate the banner with this text, this would harm the initiative and Wikipedia. I am tired, so now first I go asleep. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 02:32, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

It's all very well suddenly saying now that we've discussed in secret and concluded the text should be something else. What's that something else? Why should it be something else? etc. etc. -- KTC (talk) 03:12, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Hi! I must first say that it is great to see the English community wants to show a banner to protect Wikipedia. Besides the requirements I wrote in my previous message, this is also a political sensitive subject. For the text we base ourselves on the political situation. Talking about such in public is not a good idea. The current text I see in the banner is also not accurate. The current text says "A proposal in the European Parliament would require removing thousands of images of modern buildings and sculptures from Wikipedia." This is factual not true. The proposal would not require this, because it is the European Commission who is the one who has the power in this field, and not the Parliament. If we put a banner on top of Wikipedia pages, which is not accurate, credible, and compelling, this would bring the trustworthiness of Wikipedia in jeopardy. Also the current statement in the banner would put the willingness of Members of the European Parliament to listen to us at steak, as they know the statement in the banner is not true. Wikipedia/Wikimedia is now considered a trustworthy partner, with already results: today MEPs have submitted a change to the proposal, something Wikipedia would benefit from. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 12:56, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
You didn't actually really answer what I need Romaine. I am (attempting to) implement the consensus of the discussion over at en.wp, and the current text is simply what was on the discussion page. If you have a suggestion on what wording you would like to see instead, please say so and I will use it. All you've done at the moment is say don't use that, without actually say what should be used instead. -- KTC (talk) 13:13, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Well, I've changed the text, and it's going live. -- KTC (talk) 16:58, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for changing the wording! I am sorry I disappoint you with not saying how it should be, this is because I find it difficult to say anything about this. I try to coordinate the banners and communication a bit, but the other people in the EU coordination are not that clear in what they want. I have now written an e-mail to WMF to see how they think of the current text. Thank you for your effort, I understand the difficulty. Romaine (talk) 18:42, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
Many thanks from me too. Please change 'brings' to 'puts' as mentioned at Talk:Freedom of Panorama in Europe in 2015#Banner wording wrong. --Hroðulf (talk) 18:51, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
You fixed the wording.[4][5] Thank you! --Hroðulf (talk) 07:20, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
@KTC: WMF/coordinating team approves the text. I will ask for translations from other communities and use them in the same banner. Romaine (talk) 11:41, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Temporary admin rights expired[edit]

Hello KTC,

I just wanted to inform you, that I've right now removed the temporary admin rights, which have been granted to you for the 2015 election committee work. Regards, -Barras talk 10:38, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you Barras. -- KTC (talk) 10:42, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for FOP work[edit]

Hello KTC. I just wanted to leave a quick note thanking you for the work you've been doing on the FOP stuff and especially for your help with the central notice. Thanks very much. Diphthong (talk) 16:37, 1 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much for the banners. Can we turn them off now?[edit]

Hi! I'm not sure if the message is already propagating, but User:dimi_z, WP's person on the spot in Brussels, has just emailed and posted this on the Commons co-ordination page: diff

Short version: we won, and we now need to reduce the volume of messages going to MEPs.

So, having worked so hard and so valiantly to get the banners up, could you take them away again please ?

Thanks! Jheald (talk) 20:08, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

It are the various communities that decided to have a banner (or not), I do not think it is a good idea to just switch it off, as that would bypass the communities. Also there are various local Sitenotices about the same subject. If the communities are not involved first, they might re-active their Sitenotice again, and those had multiple times texts that are not accurate and are worse than the current CentralNotice. The current CentralNotice texts have been reviewed by WMF/EU team first. Romaine (talk) 20:39, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply
I would think it is too early to "declare victory". It ain't over till its over (as explained in 8th item too). Waiting till the 9th would only take 7 days, our discussion to remove them probably longer. -- とある白い猫 chi? 20:50, 2 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi KTC, I have informed all the communities now and I have sent various e-mails to users who are involved in the local coordination. If the local community decides that they like to switch of the CentralNotice for their language, they will request it here, as I wrote in my messages to the communities. Thank you for all your work so far. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 01:33, 3 July 2015 (UTC)Reply

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

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Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]

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Request for Input - New Central Notice request process[edit]

Hello fellow CN admin!

Back in February I emailed the CN-admin list regarding part of my role to look into the Central Notice process and see where we could make improvements including: the campaign process; its functionality or lack thereof; and fundamentally the documentation that supports it. You can see many of the issues that I identified at CentralNotice/Process_Review. If there is anything additional that you feel has been left out then please feel free to leave any comments on the talk page.

My first task is to improve the requesting of campaigns by communities and affiliates. I am looking to set up a more formal request process, similar to those used in many projects. The aim is to: increase the transparency of Central Notice; improve the support provided to affiliates (including making such support more consistent); to provide a forum for community input into campaigns.

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Schulze STV[edit]

Hello Election Chair! ;-)

Reminded by the recent election I have tried to look around who and why have decided to pick the current voting system, and why it's not something much better suited to an open movement, but all I was found that sometime the community wherever have decided, and options were not considered due to time constraints. It's fine. I was fine.

However I would like to propose to use (partially not due to any specific problem but to popularize the use of a better voting system) methods which are suggested to be more reflecting the voters' intentions, as well and being more resistant to various vote infiltration methods.

My suggestion - after reviewing again the multi-winner voting systems - would be the Schulze variant of the Single Transferable Vote sytem. This is a proportional, preferential, multi-winner system which is similar to the single-winner w:Condorcet method (which is in turn is usually favoured by many open bodies). There seems to be an already opened (and stale) task about implementing a kind of STV system (meek), even that would be better than the current one but I would rather suggest Schulze which is a bit more resistant from tactical voting than Meek.

How should I propose that the EC would consider actively supporting a new voting system, including implementation in SecurePoll?

Thanks! --grin 08:52, 3 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Hi Grin (talk · contribs), there's this dicussion ongoing. Alternatively, feel free to leave comments on the post mortem after the election. -- KTC (talk) 13:27, 4 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Election campaign[edit]


I'm running for Board of trustee election. But I'm wondering if it is a good idea to post messages (discussion pages or other) for support. E.g: I need you spport for this election. do chose me for a better management...--BamLifa (talk) 12:39, 4 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Community engagement survey for the Iceland Conference 2018[edit]

Commons Photographers User Group
Hello KTC,

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.
Thanks! --Dyolf77

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you so much! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 02:20, 16 February 2018 (UTC)Reply

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Central notice adminship[edit]

Hi, the Foundation implemented a new inactivity policy for Central Notice Administrators, which says that CN admins who didn't use their rights in the past year should get them removed for security reasons. I therefore removed them from your account. You can request them again if you need them again. Best regards --MF-W 10:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the message. -- KTC (talk) 12:40, 17 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

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Upcoming elections[edit]

Hi KTC, You are on the elections committee. The board announced new elections on April 21st. I posted a question on the committee talk page on April 25th. I would appreciate to read an answer. I am wondering now whether the elections committee is active, and if active, what takes so long to communicate publicly what you are busy with? Are you busy organizing the upcoming elections? Ad Huikeshoven (talk) 12:20, 8 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Upcoming elections '22[edit]

KTC :) There is general uncertainty this year about how the elections are being run. I'm a bit confused myself... See for instance the recent post by Risker on wikimedia-l. Could someone from ElecComm weigh in on the committee's involvement, and what would help it be more actively involved in decisions and implementation of process details? Thank you and warm regards, –SJ talk  05:04, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Invitation as guest speaker to episode 14 of WikiAfrica Hour[edit]

Dear KTC,

I hope this meets you well.

My name is Ceslause Ogbonnaya, from Wiki In Africa.

A year ago we launched the WikiAfrica Hour with our first ever episode featuring outgoing Wikimedia Foundation CEO, Katherine Maher. You can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIgEatqSYJk&t=854s.

Since its launch, WikiAfrica Hour has been instrumental in informing, discussing and unpacking issues at the global level with the African Community and vice versa. Each session imparts vital information about issues that affect the community globally, always ensuring they are seen from the perspective, interest and benefit of the African community. We have also made sure that issues, events and projects that are core to the African community are given just as much weight.

Previous episodes have foregrounded the roles photography (episode 2) and events (episode 4) play in the Wikimedia movement. There have been interviews with previous and aspirant board members (episode 3), a discussion with Wikimedia community members as to the importance of this forum (for Wikimania edition), interviews with Wiki Loves Africa 2021 winners on the role photography plays in changing the visual narrative of Africa, and the team handling Universal Code of Conduct and WikiIndaba 2021 scholarship. You can catch all our previous episodes here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvyE0yEt-BKjmaakYL31JfcT94GGKcDH9.

Invitation to be our guest on the next episode.

We wish to invite you as guest speaker to the WikiAfrica Hour episode 14, titled “WikiGovernance:On Board” slated for 8th July 2022, at 16:00 UTC

With the Call for candidates closed for Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees 2022 election, we would love to understand the processes, and changes in the Wikimedia Foundation Board elections so far.

By virtue of being the Chairman of Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees elections committee, you are one of the people we wish to have on the episode, hence our reason for inviting you as a guest speaker.

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Wiki In Africa started WikiAfrica Hour, a monthly vodcast, to build the community of Wikimedians across Africa by:

1. Interacting with guest(s) and ask questions from the context of and relating to African Wikimedians;

2. Providing a platform for Wikimedians to discuss topics, issues, projects and collaborations to promote synergy and more advanced knowledge within the Wiki communities across Africa, and

3. Sharing current updates, and highlights of Africa Wikimedians activities undertaken by Africa Wikimedians with the African audience, and those globally who are interested,

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WikiAfrica Hour is activated by Wiki In Africa in support of Wikimedia user groups across the WikiAfrica movement. It has been initiated and facilitated by Wiki In Africa's Ceslause Ogbonnaya (User:Ceslause), Florence Devouard (User:Anthere) and Isla Haddow-Flood (User:Islahaddow).

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